Chris Prevatt

Private vs. Government Wages

Comparing Apples to Oranges I knew this would happen, but it is always fun to see how the employee union haters will spin an issue. Some people, like Jubal over at the OC Blog, claim to love the government employee but hate their “greedy” unions. Sounds about as valid as Compassionate Conservatism to me, but…

Jabber The Greenhut Cracks His Nut

I think Steven Greenhut over at the Register’s Orange Punch blog has cracked his nut (head). I think it happened sometime Thursday morning when he received a forwarded email from someone in the County (probably his buddy Chris Norby) that had been sent out by a County employee encouraging union members to ratify the proposed…

Greenhut and his addiction to “Moorlach’s Moonshine Kool-Aid”

In his commentary on the Orange Punch Blog Steven Greenhut slams the Board of Supervisors, in particular Supervisors Campbell and Silva, for the newly negotiated general salary increase for County employees. In his zeal to oppose the increase he manipulates an email from Orange County Employee’s Association General Manager, Nick Berardino to make it look…

Should Market Forces Set Minimum Wage?

In an Editorial about Congressional proposals to increase the minimum wage, The Orange County Register takes the position that “The market sets wages, not the U.S. government, and it’s always better if the market takes the lead.” These people just don’t get it. The logic they are applying is the same logic used to justify…

PIGS & DOGS ON THE ANIMAL FARM

This morning I was thinking how literature has provided social commentary throughout history. This led me to consider what classic literary works might provide commentary on the state of affairs in the United States today. I found two such works both by George Orwell, Animal Farm and 1984. While 1984 and the whole Big Brother…

Novak: Rove was his source for the Plame leak

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha Syndicated Columnist Robert Novak, revealed in his column on Tuesday July 11, 2006 that Karl Rove was indeed his source for the outing of Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA agent in 2003. President Bush said in…