Friday open thread and jobs thread

Lots of stuff for you all to talk about today.  I’m going to SoonerCon this weekend. I can’t go to Comic Con in San Diego this year, although SoonerSon is going.  SoonerDaughter is working a summer job at the NATO School at Oberammergau, Germany, and living with her aunt.  I haven’t been posting for the simple reason that I haven’t really had anything to say.

We haven’t had a jobs thread in a long time, so let’s also do one of those.  If you need work, let us know your region and skillset.  If you know of openings, let us know that. You never know, you might find your dream job or dream employee.  And as always, the US Government is hiring thousands of people in thousands of career fields all the time.

UPDATE: OK GOP Primary candidate refuses to concede to Congressman Frank Lucas (R) because he believes that Congressman Lucas has been dead for two years and that apparently the DoD replaced him with a clone or surgically altered double.  I SHIT YOU NOT.

Time For Another Jobs Thread


This has to be something of a drive-by post, but we haven’t had a jobs thread for too long.

Here’s my contribution: MIT’s Hyperstudio is a research group (in my program) working on applications for use in digital humanities. The group is looking for a part time communications person, described as follows:

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, Comparative Media Studies/Writing (part-time, 45-50%), to provide outreach and project support to the HyperStudio – Laboratory for Digital Humanities. Will plan and coordinate interactions with educators and developers within and outside of MIT to help them adopt and use HyperStudio’s Annotation Studio web application; work closely with the studio’s team members to develop and implement outreach and adoption strategies for other HyperStudio projects; coordinate the development and assessment of curricular modules for Annotation Studio and organize workshops and additional outreach activities for educators and developers; and maintain public project websites and develop social media strategies for Annotation Studio and other HyperStudio projects.

For full details, go to the MIT jobs site and search for job number 10653.

Note — the difference between 45% and 50% is crucial, as 50% makes one benefits eligible.

And with that: over to the hive mind.  What do you have; what do you need?

Image: John Singer Sargent, Venetian Glass Workers1880/82

Mid-day Balloon-Jobs Thread

We haven’t had one of these in a while.  You all know how it works.  If you need work or know of people who do, post some basic resume/work wanted info and so forth.  If you have work or know of people who do, post that.  Let’s help each other out.

As always from me, please check out because the US Federal government is a great employer, and we’re still hiring.

On a side note, Judge (COL) Lind has approved at least part of the Defense motion to combine charges for sentencing purposes, and reduced PFC Manning’s punitive exposure from a maximum of 136 years to a new maximum of 90 years.  Many of the people I’ve talked to expect a sentence in the 10 to 20 year range.  Testimony is continuing today with more personnel from the State Department.    Open thread.

One more thing: Drunk fish have no fear of robots.

Mid Afternoon Jobs Thread

The employment situation in the US is looking up, with new unemployment filings down for the third straight week.  This is wonderful news, but some people, including some of our fellow Juicers aren’t there yet, or aren’t where they want to be.

If you need a job, or would like to upgrade your current job, let us know in the comments your field and location, and if you know of open or soon-to-be open positions, let us know that information in the thread too.  As always, your first stop on a job hunt should be especially if you are a Veteran.

Mid-day open thread and Balloon-Jobs thread

It’s cold here.  25 degrees F.   I know it’s colder in other places, but this is Oklahoma.  This is very cold for this part of the country. Cue some dumbass conservative: “It’s cold so climate change isn’t real suckit lib, lol!”

It’s been a while since we’ve done a jobs thread.  If you or someone you know needs a job or would like a shot at a better one, let us know in comments.   Similarly, if you know of position that is or soon will be available, let us know that too.  As always, should be the first stop for just about everybody.  If there’s a profession, the US Government likely employs somebody to do it, and may have positions open.

Also too, congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens.  Bastards.


Bill Frist’s Divorce Will Ruin Barney Frank’s Marriage

Bill Frist is getting a divorce from his wife, Karyn.  And Barney Frank is happily married to his friend and lover of many years, Jim Ready.

h/t to Kaili Joy Gray @kailijoy

Open Thread, and it’s also time for a jobs thread.  If you need one, let us know in comments.  If you know of one, likewise, let us know.  As always, the US Government is hiring right now.  Join me.  We want more members for my union, the American Federation of Government Employees.

One final note–if you think FYWP is hard to comment in, you should try composing a blog posting.

I have SO got to get the poster of this–Now with extra teabagging!

Behold!  What may be the single greatest piece of 21st Century art.  Buy one for all your conservative friends!  UPDATE:  It can be found here.


When I get home from work, I have to begin packing for vacation, which starts on Saturday morning.  Only one more day of being pretty much useless at work until we go!  San Diego, with your 70’s and 80’s weather, and your Comic-con, here I come!   I’m looking forward to the Battlestar Galactica panel and the Dexter panel.  I’ll suffer through attending the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 panel with my daughter because it’s her first Comic-con.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a jobs thread around here.  It’s perhaps time for another.  If you need a job, post your request.  If you have or know of an available job, post that information.  Also, too, open thread.

ETA–as always from me, USA Jobs should be your first stop for an employment search.

Speaking of wingnut patriotism, Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh was on the Ashleigh Banfield show on CNN and got into what has been described as a 10-minute long shouting match with the usually genial and inoffensive host over his remarks last week that his opponent, Tammy Duckworth is not a “real hero” because, unlike John McCain, she actually talks about being in a war.  NOTE–I haven’t seen the video.  It’s blocked at work.

Here is a link on Talking Points Memo.  Walsh looks like hell, like he hasn’t slept in days.  My God, that melt down is fucking epic!  He’s blaming the Duckworth campaign for video taping him.  It’s Duckworth’s fault that he’s a prick.