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(MSNBC)   PA governor says that too many people are on drugs for the state to create jobs, which they don't need to do because the statistics showing the state 49th in job creation are just not true because to many statisticians are on drugs   (tv.msnbc.com) divider line 85
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2013-05-01 10:52:31 AM  
Not that I didn't already dislike him, but I'm really starting to hate this guy now.
 
2013-05-01 11:04:31 AM  
Let's see, 2010, mid-term election year, Tea Party everywhere, wave of Republicans being elected...

I'm sure this guy seemed like a good idea at the time.
 
2013-05-01 11:07:59 AM  
"Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett"

Get used to it, Tommy-Boy
 
2013-05-01 11:09:40 AM  
What about statistics drugs? Beta confidence is a gateway math!
 
2013-05-01 11:55:34 AM  
I know we get the chance to vote this idiot out in 2014, but couldn't we just go ahead and recall him, like, now?  I swear I had never seen such a corrupt politician before... and then Rendell term-limited and Corbett was elected.
 
2013-05-01 12:02:55 PM  
Corbett is a flat out moron. I honestly don't know where to start with everything he's done wrong...
 
2013-05-01 12:06:33 PM  

Weaver95: Corbett is a flat out moron. I honestly don't know where to start with everything he's done wrong...


Start before he became governor when he was investigating Jerry Sandusky.
 
2013-05-01 12:08:30 PM  
It would be a refreshing note of honesty and subtlety if Corbett just got up dressed as Mel Brooks as King Louis XVI and said "Fark the poors! I've got a consulting business to open in 2014 and I need to make sure my client base is the very tits!"
 
2013-05-01 12:34:02 PM  
"to many statisticians are on drugs"

*sigh*
 
2013-05-01 12:38:35 PM  
Most of the conservatives I know in PA hate this dickhead.  They want Jerry Sandusky to ass rape him with a prickly pear dick attachment.
 
2013-05-01 12:41:05 PM  

ginandbacon: "to many statisticians are on drugs"

*sigh*


Headline writers? Also on drugs.
 
2013-05-01 12:42:10 PM  
To be fair to Corbett, he's doing everything humanly possible to keep from being defeated in the primary. I won't be surprised if by February of next year he's not running around the state throwing white pride parades.
 
2013-05-01 12:44:29 PM  
hows the guns and religion clinging thing working out for ya.

*wink
 
2013-05-01 12:48:21 PM  
After graduating law school in 2009 I was underemployed for a period of time. During that time, Corbett was quoted in the newspaper as saying that there were jobs everywhere - that people were just too lazy. In that Philadelphia Inquirer's job section that day there was only one job advertised - housekeeping at a hotel in NJ.

Fark Corbett.
 
2013-05-01 12:48:54 PM  
Jesus, subby.  My brain hurts from that headline.  I must need more drugs.  Pass the bowl, will ya?
 
2013-05-01 12:49:44 PM  
When did the reporter ask him this question? It's important information since everyone knows Corbett only answers questions during his monthly two-day window of sobriety. Otherwise he's drunker than an Irishman at wake.
 
2013-05-01 12:49:44 PM  
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2013-05-01 12:50:41 PM  
Maybe if he lifts restrictions on fracking and opposes a severance tax on the natural gas, PA will create more jobs.
 
2013-05-01 12:51:19 PM  
Just when you think it would be impossible to dislike someone more, Corbett opens his farkin mouth and proves me wrong. Has he performed one non-sleazy action in his entire miserable life? His pedo coverups for PennState should see him in jail for the rest of his life...

How come shiatstains like this live long lives and die comfortably in their own beds....?
 
2013-05-01 12:51:54 PM  
The real reason Corbett wants to privatize liquor sales is because he wants to buy a state store and retire in it.
 
2013-05-01 12:52:22 PM  
This is like watching Bill O'Reilly say The Daily Show viewers are "stoned slackers" and "dopey kids" (only for the nonpartisan Annenberg Public Policy Center to release its National Annenberg Election Survey, which found Daily Show viewers to be better informed on campaign issues than consumers of cable news) all over again!

Typical conservative strategy, I saw Thatcher and the Tories do it in Britain in the 80s. Mess things up, blame everyone else for their screw-ups.
 
2013-05-01 12:52:32 PM  

htotheova: Maybe if he lifts restrictions on fracking and opposes a severance tax on the natural gas, PA will create more jobs.


Sarcasm or serious?
 
2013-05-01 12:54:45 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: ginandbacon: "to many statisticians are on drugs"

*sigh*

Headline writers? Also on drugs.


I'm beginning to think that my drug consumption is sorely lacking. I get the sense life would be easier were I absolutely gonzo most of the time.
 
2013-05-01 12:55:31 PM  
So who are these employers looking for clean applicants?
 
2013-05-01 12:56:47 PM  

htotheova: After graduating law school in 2009 I was underemployed for a period of time. During that time, Corbett was quoted in the newspaper as saying that there were jobs everywhere - that people were just too lazy. In that Philadelphia Inquirer's job section that day there was only one job advertised - housekeeping at a hotel in NJ.

Fark Corbett.


a real american would have applied for that job. i bet you were on drugs too.
 
2013-05-01 12:56:57 PM  

shmashmortion: So who are these employers looking for clean applicants?


Apparently the ones in Corbett's head.
 
2013-05-01 01:01:18 PM  
So, JOB CREATORS are moving out of the state and giving up on making more money because of rampant drug use?

So why isn't he proposing doing anything about THE DRUGS, then?
 
2013-05-01 01:01:21 PM  
To be fair, most of the people I know in Pittsburgh are on drugs.  But they also all have jobs, and some of them have started their own businesses, so it's not really a good excuse.
 
2013-05-01 01:01:27 PM  

WTF Indeed: htotheova: Maybe if he lifts restrictions on fracking and opposes a severance tax on the natural gas, PA will create more jobs.

Sarcasm or serious?


Sarcasm. His argument a few years ago was that we couldn't impose a severance tax because then the firms would go elsewhere. However, that isn't how natural resources work. The Marcellus Shale formation is under PA (among other states) and to get to the gas you have to come to where it is. Even Texas has a severance tax.

/still oppose fracking although if it happens we should tax it
 
2013-05-01 01:01:45 PM  

ginandbacon: "to many statisticians are on drugs"

*sigh*


Should have been two.
 
2013-05-01 01:02:30 PM  

dehehn: To be fair, most of the people I know in Pittsburgh are on drugs.  But they also all have jobs, and some of them have started their own businesses, so it's not really a good excuse.


If I lived in Pittsburgh I'd be on drugs too.  At least between November and April.
 
2013-05-01 01:02:51 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Let's see, 2010, mid-term election year, Tea Party everywhere, wave of Republicans being elected...

I'm sure this guy seemed like a good idea at the time.


Corbett is one of the most honest politicians of all time. Unfortunately, when he was elected, no one paid any attention to what he was stating his positions were. He has heavily defunded schools, given large kickbacks to businesses, sold off state revenue streams, and still refuses to institute any taxes on fracking. I can't wait to kick out the bum.
 
2013-05-01 01:02:52 PM  
His employment platform was based on the shale boom but most of those workers were imported from other states and will leave when the wells are done.
 
2013-05-01 01:05:03 PM  
my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.
 
2013-05-01 01:05:53 PM  
How is that golden trickle-down shower treating us now?

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2013-05-01 01:06:03 PM  
"There are many employers that say, 'We're looking for people but we can't find anybody that has passed a drug test,' he explained.

Those employers then went home to to their bottles of scotch and humidors full of cigars.

Maybe the problem is that businesses insist on prying into the private lives of their employees and then determine to employ them on whether or not they indulge in their personally approved list of vices?

Nah, that couldn't be it.
 
2013-05-01 01:08:09 PM  
I just got hired part time at a fast food place and didn't even have to take a drug test. Not that I use, but the tests aren't stopping anyone.
 
2013-05-01 01:08:49 PM  

enderthexenocide: my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.


I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that in bad economic times  people turn to chemical solutions for their problems.  But hey, it's ok, the CEOs are now making 280 times that which their average employee makes, so you know, I am sure that trend is sustainable.

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2013-05-01 01:10:18 PM  
Drugs.  It's what all Tea Partiers have in common.
 
2013-05-01 01:10:23 PM  

enderthexenocide: my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.


Seriously. Remember the good ole days when past generations came to America to work hard for little pay. Now all the jobs are filled with foreigners who will do work for next to nothing. It's a shame.
 
2013-05-01 01:13:47 PM  

StrangeQ: "There are many employers that say, 'We're looking for people but we can't find anybody that has passed a drug test,' he explained.
Those employers then went home to to their bottles of scotch and humidors full of cigars.
Maybe the problem is that businesses insist on prying into the private lives of their employees and then determine to employ them on whether or not they indulge in their personally approved list of vices?
Nah, that couldn't be it.


i agree in theory, but lots of construction/manufacturing type jobs are too dangerous to risk someone being high while at work.  you show up positive for weed, they'll fire you because its a safety risk.  you come to work drunk, they'll fire you for that too.  even if pot was legal, they would probably still test for it because they simply can't have someone under the influence at the job because it is too dangerous.  this only applies for manufacturing jobs though.
 
2013-05-01 01:14:27 PM  

enderthexenocide: my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.


I dunno, maybe don't hire temps?
 
2013-05-01 01:15:07 PM  

tripleseven: enderthexenocide: my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.

I dunno, maybe don't hire temps?


or have the temp agency pre sreen
 
2013-05-01 01:20:39 PM  
I think most of you are off on a snipe hunt here. He blamed drug tests but was not able to substantiate that claim. Don't fall for the smokescreen. His policies are not working and PA is hiring far below all other states except WY.
 
2013-05-01 01:22:37 PM  

enderthexenocide: StrangeQ: "There are many employers that say, 'We're looking for people but we can't find anybody that has passed a drug test,' he explained.
Those employers then went home to to their bottles of scotch and humidors full of cigars.
Maybe the problem is that businesses insist on prying into the private lives of their employees and then determine to employ them on whether or not they indulge in their personally approved list of vices?
Nah, that couldn't be it.

i agree in theory, but lots of construction/manufacturing type jobs are too dangerous to risk someone being high while at work.  you show up positive for weed, they'll fire you because its a safety risk.  you come to work drunk, they'll fire you for that too.  even if pot was legal, they would probably still test for it because they simply can't have someone under the influence at the job because it is too dangerous.  this only applies for manufacturing jobs though.


Is it safe to rely on workers who speak little to no English to diligently follow safety rules and obey orders and heed warnings?

THC is a bit different than alcohol in that it will stay detectable by tests for some time after use, when the effects of the chemical itself have faded. Firing people for failing pot tests isn't like firing people for showing up to work drunk. It's like firing people who get drunk on weekends. I'm all for fiding people who go to work drunk if it affects their performance, but these tests don't do that. They just say "Hey, he did pot some time in the last week or two. Better fire him."
 
2013-05-01 01:22:50 PM  

enderthexenocide: my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.


Why did you move away? Sounds like you could have gotten one of those nice jobs.
 
2013-05-01 01:24:43 PM  
"There are many employers that say, 'We're looking for people but we can't find anybody that has passed a drug test,' he explained.
The governor offered no evidence to back up his remark.


I bet it was the woman that told Bachmann vaccinations make you retarded.
 
2013-05-01 01:25:03 PM  

TrollingForColumbine: tripleseven: enderthexenocide: my family lives in pennsylvania, and my father used to work as a supervisor at a manufacturing company.  he still works there, but not as a supervisor anymore.  anyway, he told me several times that 9 out of 10 people they hired on as temps were gone by the end of the week because they failed their drug tests.  they simply couldn't keep people there.  right now they have almost an entire second shift of african immigrants who barely speak english, because they were only people who didn't fail the drug tests and actually come to work every day.  my dad just doesn't understand how it has gotten so hard to hire good people.  my mom works at a plastics plant, and its the exact same thing.  the company hires a dozen new temps, and by the end of the week, 11 of them fail their drug tests and are out the door.  the employment situation where they live is pretty bad, which is one of the reasons i moved away after college.

I dunno, maybe don't hire temps?

or have the temp agency pre sreen


Or just evaluate temps on performance, not their urine.

But nope, gotta get all up in that urine.
 
2013-05-01 01:25:15 PM  

WTF Indeed: Seriously. Remember the good ole days when past generations came to America to work hard for little pay. Now all the jobs are filled with foreigners who will do work for next to nothing. It's a shame.

make fun of the situation if you want but..

the erosion of the political power of labor, the era of "free trade", the total sellout of one political party to corporate interests (and the near total sellout of the other),the SCOTUS being filled with corporate sycophants, the idea of "guilty until proven innocent" when it comes to drug testing,media consolidation and the erosion of broadcasting responsibilities to the public,private for-profit prisons, insider trading congresscritters,black box voting, unprecedented income inequality,stagnant wages for the last 35 years,adequate healthcare for only the rich, and other things I haven't even mentioned are no laughing matter. and it's not by coincidence. it's by design. And it's our own fault for allowing it to happen. and half of us still don't believe it because the man in the box tells them they're okay.
 
2013-05-01 01:26:32 PM  
my instinct tell me that the only people willing to work at crappy jobs for crappy pay are people on drugs and  poor immigrants.
 
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