(th)ink by Keith Knight for May 05, 2023

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    ncrist  7 months ago

    that McDonald’s should closed down.

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    Will?  7 months ago

    Child labor exploitation is the platform of the modern GQP.

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    ikini Premium Member 7 months ago

    I hope the manager is not only fired but prosecuted.

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  7 months ago

    Technically should be small frier

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 7 months ago

    The QOP would rather have child labor than those “illegals” doing jobs they think they are too good to do.

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    Nebulous Premium Member 7 months ago

    Well how else are they going to fill the work requirements for their family’s SNAP benefits? /sarcasm

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    GiantShetlandPony  7 months ago

    Have any of the parents lost custody of their children. It’s not likely those kids were working those kinds of hours, without their parents knowing. The manager that was working their kids without paying them, that’s what bad parenting looks like. Of course, in Arkansas that’s going to be the norm.

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    DangerMan  7 months ago

    There are “model bills” to legalize kids as young as 12 working full-time in dangerous places such as meat-packing plants (as well as going to school, which they still haven’t made optional, at least not yet). This under the guise of “parental rights.” But the parent of a child identified by medical professionals as transgender (a diagnosis that may be rare but is accepted by the majority of the medical community) can’t get puberty blockers for their child.

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    superposition  7 months ago

    Yet abortion is completely banned in Kentucky … because life is precious?

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    brit-ed  7 months ago

    And now Iowa is changing the rules to make it legal.

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  7 months ago

    Do something Kentucky (and the rest of the bile (sic) belt! Pass some more laws to make it all legal !!

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    ComicLover2 Premium Member 7 months ago

    That is the Republican agenda. No rights for anyone except for big businesses. And the republican claim to a pro-life party?

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 7 months ago

    Child Labor – Oooo!

    ’Bad thing, right?

    Child labor was a common feature of society until it was made illegal. And evidently still is common in other underdeveloped countries, like China, India, and Kentucky.

    It all goes back to the time when all members of a family worked for the common good (meaning food, clothing, and shelter).It still is in rural areas – the farmer’s kids I went to school with were up at dawn – did their chores – went to school 5 days/week – did their chores – then homework – then bed. And they were unpaid, but housed and fed (and loved).

    I remember one study hall teacher who was about to chastise a sleeping student until his friend intervened, saying, “He works nights.”

    No one got “a free ride” – and no one was expected to get a “free ride”. Then progressive elements made it illegal.

    ’Course, then the children got into trouble – ’cause there was nothing else they could do during their enforced unemployment, and kids are kids, right?

    So, childhood education was “invented” to keep them occupied – and off the streets – and that education led to great advancements in science, the arts, society – in everything under the sun.

    And their mothers were now able (and had) to take jobs outside the home, because their children were “cared for”. And those jobs for women were the low-paid ones: a teacher, a nurse, or a secretary. Those with lesser skills worked cleaning, cooking, and serving.

    But then the schooled children were exposed to alternative ideas in areas like racial and gender equality, voting equality, criminal rehabilitation, LGBTQIA+, et cetera, and started efforts to open up society to those concepts.

    And split up society.

    Now (as always) there’s an element that want to return to those halcyon days – because employing low-cost children makes our products and services more affordable than those from China (everybody’s favorite elephant-in-the-room).

    That it happened in Kentucky is no surprise.

    Yee Haw.

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    Lou Nattic, né Stan C  7 months ago

    A new (th)ink! More please, Keith!

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    XtopherSD  7 months ago

    Yay Keith, welcome back!

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    AndrewSharpe  7 months ago

    That isn’t child labor, that’s slave labor.

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    Fuzzy Kombu  6 months ago

    What are you — against free enterprise? The ideal labor input is the minimal amount at the minimal cost — right? I mean, if those kids weren’t working ’til 2 AM, they might actually absorb some education, and who knows what that might lead to?

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    aristoclesplato9  6 months ago

    Not sure what the story is here. They talk about kids working at 2 AM but the reports indicate they were visiting their parent at work.

    So which is it? Working a shift or a couple of kids visiting a parent at work and doing the wrong thing?

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    librarylady59  6 months ago

    Happening in many states. Conservatives are claiming this work will instill hard-working ethics in them… and keep them from studying and possibly going to college.

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    librarylady59  5 months ago

    And… we’re back to child labor. We should all be ashamed.

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    Grandma Lea  5 months ago

    You load 16 tons, what do you get?Another day older and deeper in debtSt. Peter, don’t you call me ‘cause I can’t goI owe my soul to the company store

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    Grandma Lea  5 months ago

    Can’t teach critical race theory because the rich don’t want the poor whites to figure out they were and still are being treated in most cases worse than poor blacks.

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Evidently, Upton Sinclair’s book The Jungle has been banned in the MAGA states because it might make employers feel bad. Way to go Mom’s for Freedom.

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    librarylady59  3 months ago

    “allow young adults to develop their skills in the workforce.” Reminds me of when the FL Board of Education approved a new set of rules requiring teachers to tell students that there were upsides to being enslaved. Yes, really: The state literally requires instruction on “how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.” – Vanity Fair

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