Posts tagged "Economy"

Target Is Not Giving Us The Full Poop On The Breach

Target Is Not Giving Us The Full Poop On The Breach
As longtime Target customers my wife and I are more than dismayed at the ease at which hackers were able to breach its entire Point of Service (POS) operation especially given the fact that there was no way an add-on device could have been attached to every single card reader at the checkout. So let’s... Read more »

Black Friday: Robbery, Shots Fired - Is The Store Still Open?

Black Friday: Robbery, Shots Fired - Is The Store Still Open?
Black Friday and its absurdity began in earnest on Thanksgiving this year. So absurd that my title Black Friday: Robbery, Shots Fired – Is The Store Still Open? could nearly sum up all that needs to be said about the official start of the holiday shopping season. People want their deals and are blind to... Read more »

Obama's Hope and Change Will Just Kill More Plumbers

Obama's Hope and Change Will Just Kill More Plumbers
Before you go thinking that I am supporting the Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan Ticket you should know up front that I AM NOT. As a matter of fact, I AM NOT SUPPORTING OBAMA OR ROMNEY at this point. I am leaning very heavily towards giving my vote to the former Governor of New Mexico,... Read more »
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Obama Address Has Me Day Dreaming Of An Address Of My Own

Obama Address Has Me Day Dreaming Of An Address Of My Own
President Barack Obama will present the nation with yet another speech, this one supposedly to tell us how he will spur job growth. But, you and I already know that this latest gig is nothing more than another opportunity to remind us how Republicans (and in particular the Tea Party members) have hampered his abilities... 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 »

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 »
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Get The Burdizzo Ready - The GOP Lining-Up For Party Castration!

Get The Burdizzo Ready - The GOP Lining-Up For Party Castration!
Okay Eric Cantor, maybe the time has come for the GOP to give back all those gains made at the mid-terms anyhow. The Republican Party, and in particular the Tea Party Caucus, may feel that they have to stay the course with their debt ceiling game of chicken as a means to keep their credibility... Read more »

Debt Crisis / Political Sausage-Making: Americans Could Care Less When Held Hostage

Debt Crisis / Political Sausage-Making: Americans Could Care Less When Held Hostage
Political pundits and policy wonks may understand the “Art of Political Sausage-Making,” but, to average Americans it may as well be like trying to learn speaking Mandarin. To the Average Joe, instant gratification will always win out over some nifty policy creation that doesn’t enhance their lives or kick in until 2014. Let’s face it,... Read more »

Benjamin Franklin Portraits Popular: U.S. Treasury Prints More $100 Bills Than Dollar Bills

Benjamin Franklin Portraits Popular: U.S. Treasury Prints More $100 Bills Than Dollar Bills
Last year the U.S. Treasury printed more $100 Bills than Dollars for the first time in history. There are now more than seven billion portraits of Benjamin Franklin in circulation. Talk about being popular! Evidently, $100 Bills are hoarded like gold in unstable areas because the Federal Reserve estimates that two-thirds are held by foreigners.... Read more »
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112th Congress Out Performs Do-Nothing Congress of '48

112th Congress Out Performs Do-Nothing Congress of '48
Something funny happened to the people we sent to serve us as the 112th U.S. Congress – so far they have out performed the famous “Do-Nothing Congress of 1948.” Not a very good distinction! Now, that should really please the hell out of us all given the fact that unemployment remains locked at an anemic... Read more »