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We'd like to remind everyone that tomorrow is Sports Jersey Day at MSNBC. Please do not forget to put a cover sheet on your TPS reports.


MSNBC memo on permissible wackiness after the jump.

From: Announcements @ MSNBC
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
To: [x] Subject: Summer "Dress-Up Days"

It is definitely starting to feel like Summer. We've seen the Hawaiian shirts escape from the back of the closet which is a clear indication that nice weather is here. In keeping with the fun casual Fridays we've expanded on the Hawaiian shirt Friday concept and would like to offer some additional suggestions for the next 12 Fridays. You can certainly wear your Hawaiian shirts every Friday of the Summer but if you're looking from some alternatives please review the list below. This is meant to be fun and give people a chance to enjoy the nice weather with more casual attire but please remember this is a workplace and we are professionals. Below are the suggestions for Summer Theme Day Fridays. Some will be judged for prizes. Have Fun!

Summer "Dress- Up" Fridays

6/18 Sports Jersey Day - by popular demand - this Friday only however

6/25 College Day - favorite schools or alumni wear

7/2 Patriotic Day (Red, White & Blue, Flags etc)

7/9 70's Disco Day - no hotpants please

7/16 Crazy Hat Day

7/23 Team Day (dept's/teams pick a theme) - the most creative team will win a prize

7/30 Shorts (walking shorts, appropriate length for the workplace) & T-shirt

8/6 60's - Tie Dye Day

8/13 Twin Day (pick a partner and dress alike)

8/20 80's - Madonna, Neon, Preppy

** - Prizes will be given for the best outfits

Groundrules

No offensive language or graphics on any clothing

On-air talent are exempt from participating

No short shorts

No tank tops or tube tops

Please keep your outfits in good taste there is always a chance that viewers may get a glimpse of people in the background



MSNBC Gets School Spirit for Casual Fridays [Gawker and we probably should have caught this sooner but Cablenewser was all over it first]

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Well folks, we think we have a geopolitical relations first for an American president. We might need to consult with Doris Kearns Goodwin or Kevin Kruse, but we cannot recall a time one of America's purported enemies OR friends has called the president of the United States "retarded" or anything along those lines. We remember leaders hating American presidents. We remember them recoiling like UGH GET OFF ME when an American president tried to give them a friendly sensual love massage during the G8. We remember them literally attacking our democratic elections in order to prevent the inaugurations of potential presidents they despise and fear. But we don't remember anything like this.

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, commenting on Donald Trump after the Trump administration threw some new sanctions at Iran on Monday:

Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan Rouhani derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation."

Here is the full quote, in case you were wondering if something was lost in translation, like that time Vladimir Putin called Trump "brilliant" and Trump was so excited he left a ring of orange jizz around the bathtub, but what Putin actually said in Russian more accurately translates as "colorful" or "shiny." There's no confusion here:

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John Sanders high-fives a child who is not in a filthy border jail run by his agency. (US CBP photo)

The news is coming at us so fast we have to double up stories -- like little children being crammed into border detention cells without enough blankets for everyone, that is what it is like. Tuesday, we learned Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders, who has only been in the job for two months, will resign effective July 5, and will be replaced by current Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan.

The news of Sanders's resignation came by pure coincidence just hours after a CBP official told the Washington Post that 100 children would be returned to a Border Patrol detention facility in Clint, Texas; this was quite a surprise given that CBP had rushed to get over 300 kids out of that same border jail starting Monday, after lawyers reported the kids were filthy and poorly fed, and that the care of very young children had been left to slightly older kids -- like seven and eight years old. Probably just a coincidence that Sanders is deserting ship just as the news is full of just how horrible those baby jails were -- in this administration, that's something to be proud of.

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