MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

Machines Versus Latino Servants -- Showdown ! ! !

Advances in robotics means that the U.S. faces a hard choice on whether to shift from Latino servants to machines. The LBT's Schultz and Katzenberg duke it out to find the answer.

 

Published August 11, 2014

Two seemingly unstoppable forces gather steam in these United States.  They are on a collision course.  On the one hand, advances in computing and robotics are reaching a point where robots may soon perform many of the tasks that previously only could be performed by humans.  At the same time, U.S. welcomes an unprecedented number of unskilled and impoverished Latino laborers to the untold millions already here.  

Thus, a question stares America in the face.  Do we continue to rely upon our Latino servant class to perform our manual labor?  To pick our grapes?  To clean our toilets?  To care for our elderly?  To fry our french fries?  Or do we ask them to return to their homelands and hasten the “rise of the machines”?

Two of The LBT’s commentators will try to resolve this controversy by analyzing a number of important metrics.

 

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