Posts in category "Business"

CPSC Busting Buckyballs

CPSC Busting Buckyballs
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is busting balls. To be more exact they have decided to go after Maxfield & Oberton, the maker of an ADULT DESK TOY called BUCKYBALLS. What makes the CPSC actions so egregious, though, is that they are going after a company that by all accounts has been a responsible... Read more »

McDonough Associates Clout: Just One Reason Illinois Politics Needs Change

McDonough Associates Clout: Just One Reason Illinois Politics Needs Change
If I have said it once I’ve said it a thousand times in some shape or form already – “the amount of monies extracted from the taxpayer is in direct proportion to what the politically connected insiders take out of the system.” And nowhere is that truer than right here in Illinois where controlling the... Read more »

Daley Named To Coca-Cola Board of Directors: A Good Reason For Me To Stop Buying Coke! Gimme A Shasta.

Daley Named To Coca-Cola Board of Directors: A Good Reason For Me To Stop Buying Coke! Gimme A Shasta.
Boy, I have to admit that I really do prefer the taste of Coca-Cola to some of those other colas, but, the mere thought of me paying a portion of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s compensation package for being named to the Coca-Cola Board of Directors, which is “effective immediately,” just makes me want... Read more »
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Black Friday Deal Leads To Woman Spraying Shoppers With Pepper Spray

Black Friday Deal Leads To Woman Spraying Shoppers With Pepper Spray
The Annual Insanity a.k.a Black Friday has officially begun and true to form – the Thanksgiving Spirit quickly went out the window when a woman in Los Angeles sprayed shoppers with pepper spray to keep them away from merchandise she just had to have. In all, 20 people suffered minor injuries and at least 10... Read more »

Occupy Protests Continue To Grow - But Are They Targeting Right Places?

Occupy Protests Continue To Grow - But Are They Targeting Right Places?
Whether you agree with the Occupy Movement or not, the fact is it is spreading and continues to grow. And I suspect it isn’t the flash in the pan some think it is. Of course there are those detractors who claim the protests aren’t really targeting the real culprit in all this and that Big... Read more »

Dare I Say It? I Agree With Rev. Jesse Jackson That The Fix Is In, But..

Dare I Say It? I Agree With Rev. Jesse Jackson That The Fix Is In, But..
I have to admit that there are very few things that I could ever find common ground on with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Don’t get me wrong here either as my contempt for Jesse Jackson does not diminish the fact that I truly believe that African-Americans, as well as other minorities and low income Americans,... Read more »
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Who Took A Political Hit? Obama, Tea Party Or You?

Who Took A Political Hit? Obama, Tea Party Or You?
In the aftermath of the debt ceiling crisis there seems to be a consensus that President Obama somehow took a political hit by bowing to the Tea Party. But, did he really? Obama’s liberal base isn’t very happy as they view his actions as a capitulation. But what did he give away? Some theoretical numbers... Read more »

GOP Imploding: Will 2012 Bring A Reversal of Fortunes For Democrats?

GOP Imploding: Will 2012 Bring A Reversal of Fortunes For Democrats?
The tides of discontent swings like a pendulum. As Democrats found out during the mid-term elections of 2010, if you anger the public – there will be repercussions. The Tea Party seized the moment and the balance of power shifted to the GOP in the House of Representatives. Americans wanted change and more importantly an... Read more »

Obama Debt Ceiling Crisis Spurs Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee To Play Race Card - Shameful!

Obama Debt Ceiling Crisis Spurs Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee To Play Race Card - Shameful!
I guess it was just a matter of time before someone would throw out the race card when it came to President Obama and the Debt Ceiling Crisis. The only question was who would be the one to play it? And the winner, or whiner if you prefer, is U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx),... Read more »
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Obama and GOP - No Deal, No Social Security Checks? No Vote For You!

Obama and GOP - No Deal, No Social Security Checks? No Vote For You!
I don’t know about you, but this game of chicken between President Obama, Democrats and Republicans is getting annoying. With the nation mired in the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, lawmakers have decided that now is the time to jeopardize the global financial markets instead of letting cooler heads prevail and postpone the... Read more »