OK, maybe he’s not as stupid as the Ole Perfesser or the Lesser Perfesser, but I’d still like for somebody to explain why Mickey Kaus ever had a of reputation as something other than a pathetic right-wing shill of subnormal intelligence? I mean, look at this bullshit (via Kevin Drum):
“We Are Hiring at $9.50 per hour”–sign in the window at the In & Out burger restaurant in Westwood, CA. That has to be more than they were paying a year ago. … I’m not saying you can raise a family on that (it works out to a bit less than $20,000/year). I’m saying tight labor markets–produced by growth and maybe a boost in immigration enforcement–eventually raise wages at the bottom, and we are starting to see that. Burger chain jobs set the de facto minimum wage, no? … 1:42 A.M.
And the hooker I paid for last night jacked her price up to 60 bucks, meaning all hookers across the country must be multikatrillionaire hookers by now, with spinning platinum rims on their Corvettes.
Good God, Mickey. This is lame even by your standards. You’ve stooped to using the same logic as James “Can’t be none global warmin’, i’s cold’re’n my mammy’s teet in Buf’lo” Inhofe. Can anyone explain why Slate is still paying this useless hack to write such absurdities? And also why the Washington Monthly feels obligated to pimp his “analysis” on their website?