Category Archives: politics

Life Is Great In Socialist Cuba

There was a time when proclaiming to be a Socialist was like carrying a sign that said “Nobody should take me seriously” and people who did this were rightfully shamed. But now with the popularity of people like Elizabeth Warren … Continue reading

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What Happens When The Minimum Wage Is Raised?

Economic theory tells us that when the fair market price for wages is artificially raised then businesses will raise the price of their good/services, cut back on expansion, reduce their work force and suffer with reduced profits. But we don’t … Continue reading

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Chevy Volt Sales Still Suck

It’s been a rotten year for Government Motors and I’m pretty sure it’s now not just conservatives that are questioning the bailing out of this failure of a company. Especially since a new report shows a “history of failures” at … Continue reading

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A Typical Day In A Liberal Utopia

From NPR: “During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago’s South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over … Continue reading

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An Obamanomics Recovery Compared To Other Recoveries

Throughout the 20th Century the US experienced larger than normal GDP growth following the end of a recession and the magnitude of the recovery was roughly proportional to the magnitude of the recession but something has happened under Obama to … Continue reading

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It’s Never Obama’s Fault

The US Q1 GDP growth was – 1.0% and this marked the first time the GDP has hit negative territory since Q1 of 2011. But as NPR reports, we mustn’t blame Obama for this. It’s The Weather “The first-quarter downturn … Continue reading

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The Obama Generation

From an NPR story about reparations (starting at the 4:30 mark): NPR Reporter Audie Cornish – “MTV had this survey on Millennials and their attitude toward racial inequality. One of the things they found that Millennials overwhelming see racism as … Continue reading

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Obamacare Fails To Limit ER Visits

When the Left was trying to sell us on Obamacare they said this (emphasis mine): “As far back as 2010, President Obama cited decreasing emergency room visits as one of the main cost-saving goals of the health-care reform. “What happens … Continue reading

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Random Acts Of Journalism At NPR

For the past few days NPR has run 3 separate stories on Obamacare and all of them have clearly shown the wake of destruction that this massive takeover of healthcare has left. The first story was about a Cleveland, Ohio … Continue reading

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Is Alec Baldwin Joining The Tea Party?

I have to wonder based on this tweet he sent out today after he was arrested for riding his bike the wrong way and then arguing with the police about it. New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity … Continue reading

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Is Manufacturing Making A Comeback?

Here is a graph contrasting the civilian unemployment rate and the unemployment rate for the manufacturing industry that may show signs of a small resurgence of manufacturing in the US. Prior to the last Great Recession, unemployment in the manufacturing … Continue reading

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Not A Cult…..

While browsing for Mother’s Day cards at my local supermarket I came across this one in the “Support” section: Are you kidding me? I’m fond of calling the radical elements of the Democratic Party “cult members” (like the Anthropogenic Global … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth For Obamanomics

Liberals are cheering the latest drop in Unemployment numbers but they never seem to add the following graph of Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) in their news stories and blog posts. The LFPR is defined as the percentage of working … Continue reading

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The Left Has A New Strategy

Last year Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that Democrats would have a winnable strategy for the 2014 mid-term elections: “So, I think, .. that Democratic candidates will be able to run on Obamacare as an advantage leading into the 2014 election.” … Continue reading

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Why Are EEOC Charges So High?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) publishes data showing how many charges were filed annually and I’ve noticed something peculiar with this data. For those not familiar, these charges constitute the total number of claims filed with the EEOC for … Continue reading

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Media Matters Says Homosexual Is Offensive Term

Really, they did: Referring to gay people as “homosexual” is a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality. But Fox News has … Continue reading

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Liberals Love To Fix Things

Or at least they love to TRY to fix things….. The latest episode of “Hi, we’re the Government and we’re here to help you” comes straight from the top, POTUS. “The president plans to exercise his executive authority on Thursday, … Continue reading

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EV Car Sales Plunge

The following comment was post to a previous blog post about the poor sales of the Chevy Volt as compared to the Nissan Leaf: Well, technically that comment is true.  People are still buying EV’s but the sales trend doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Left’s Winning Strategy In 2014

Today on NPR Democratic Senator from New York Chuck Schumer revealed the Democrats’ winning strategy for the midterm elections this year. Here was the exchange at the end of the story where Chuck let this strategic gem slip: GREENE: But … Continue reading

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NPR Editing Mistake?

I listen to NPR twice a day (don’t ask, I have my reasons) and today I caught this gem that you won’t find easily on NPR’s website but here is a link. Morning Edition host David Greene was talking to … Continue reading

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