Archive for March, 2016

Jim Bovard vs the TSA Oppressors

Monday, March 21, 2016 11:03 No Comments

The heroic Jim Bovard in the USA Today on his adventures with the TSA and the response to his Freedom of Information Act request. Flying home from Portland, Ore., on Thanksgiving morning, I had a too-close encounter with TSA agents that spurred me to file a Freedom of Information Act request. On March 5, I finally received [...]

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What Pill is Rubio Popping?

Monday, March 21, 2016 10:46 1 Comment

Whatever they are, they didn’t help.

This was posted under category: Politics

Big Food Player Gives Way to GMO Pressures

Monday, March 21, 2016 10:20 No Comments

General Mills feels “forced” to roll out GMO labeling in products across the national spectrum because the state of Vermont stepped forward and became the first state to require GMO labeling. The decision was made by the company because of the cost of complying with individual states, each with their own laws. But don’t worry [...]

This was posted under category: Big AG-Big Food, Food Politics

Obama For Diaper Welfare

Monday, March 21, 2016 6:51 3 Comments

The Whitehouse.gov is running a story about “diaper disparity” that reads like flawless satire. The article, written by the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council (you can’t make that up), refers to this as the #DiaperGap. There is also no federal assistance for purchasing diapers, unlike other essentials like food or [...]

This was posted under category: Welfare State

The Clintonistas

Sunday, March 20, 2016 22:43 2 Comments

The ugly, scratchy-voiced, wrinkled, vegan-prick Bill Clinton came on the tube tonight and said this: “We are in a position, for the first time since I left office, to restore an era of broadly-shared prosperity.” Broadly-shared prosperity? Am I the only one who asks, always, define that…define it…what in the fucking fuck does that mean? [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

Somebody Send Texas “The Memo”

Sunday, March 20, 2016 16:52 No Comments

A brand new luxury hotel in Cotulla, Texas went up for auction after being open for just a tad over one year. Things are unraveling in the oil fields of Oklahoma, which slashed its entire state budget 7 percent, and in the boardrooms of North American energy companies, 48 of which have gone bankrupt so [...]

This was posted under category: Bubble Economy, Economics

Hitlary’s LGBT Agenda

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 16:02 1 Comment

Hitlary, in her triumphant speech last night, claimed that a major ambition for her presidency is LGBT rights. And I thought we all had the same rights to life and peaceful choices, as individuals. But then again, the politics of being gay was never about the right to choose and be left alone to live [...]

This was posted under category: political correctness

Bring on the Bubble-Business Machine. Again.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:06 1 Comment

An oldie but goodie from The Onion in 2008. The current economic woes, brought on by the collapse of the so-called “housing bubble,” are considered the worst to hit investors since the equally untenable dot-com bubble burst in 2001. According to investment experts, now that the option of making millions of dollars in a short [...]

This was posted under category: Bubble Economy, Economics

Pay $28 to Get Locked in a Room

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:47 No Comments

In a bubble, unsustainable business models become epidemic. This one is no exception. A brick-and-mortar escape game. A new downtown Detroit business will charge people $28 to be locked in a room with strangers for an hour. To escape, they must solve a series of increasingly difficult riddles. Only about 20% of players in this game are expected to finish the [...]

This was posted under category: Bubble Economy

Did People Really Not See the Auto Bubble?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:37 No Comments

The auto bubble and its potential for collapse is finally getting attention. To quote: The rate of seriously delinquent subprime car loans soared above 5% in February, according to Fitch Ratings. That’s worse than during the Great Recession and the highest level since 1996. It’s a surprising development given the relative health of the overall economy. [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry, Economics