You don’t want a job
The August jobs report gives us some depressing new numbers to chew over. The workforce shrank again, hitting another historic low. Job creation fell far below expectations, and far below the level needed to keep up with population growth. Wage growth continued its anemic limp through the “recovery.” Recent data from the Federal Reserve paint the “income inequality” gap as worse than ever, as the rich quite | Read More »
Putin takes a slap at Obama in Estonia
Yesterday, Obama gave speech in Tallinn. It was the typical Obama speech: long on treacly rhetoric and short on substantive actions. In it he specifically told Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania that NATO would stand by them under Article 5, the article covering collective self defense, of the North Atlantic Treaty. That was Wednesday. Today Vladimir Putin sent his answer. As to be expected, he wasn’t | Read More »
Obama’s foreign policy: Don’t worry. Be happy
To hear President Obama tell it, things are actually going pretty damned well; swimmingly, actually, if it weren’t for the whole social media thingy. All of that makes things pretty frightening. And then, you turn your eyes to Europe and you see the President of Russia making a decision to look backwards instead of forward, and encroaching on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their | Read More »
I’m Back in for Rush Limbaugh
Well, they did’t fire me. I’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh again today. Unfortunately, I’ll be in Atlanta, so the actual golden EIB microphone will not be with me, nor the Attila the Hun Chair. But I’ll still on a local channel near you. You can also listen live right here via my home station, WSB in Atlanta. Then I’ll be back on starting | Read More »
France leading the way in helping Iraqi Christians. Will America step up?
In a previous post, I wrote about how France was taking the lead on responding to the humanitarian crisis that is the plight of Christians in Iraq.* Recently, France24, the country’s official international news station (like the BBC World Service, RT, or Deutsche Welle), posted a segment (in English) on the country’s efforts to settle the Iraqi Christians to whom it has granted asylum. You can watch the | Read More »
Chaos in Kansas Plays to Pat Roberts’ Favor
The bizarre Kansas Senate race took another twist yesterday when the Kansas Secretary of State ruled that Democrat Chad Taylor, who had attempted to withdraw from the race, would still be on the final ballot: The Kansas Senate campaign upended again Thursday when Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Democrat Chad Taylor must remain on the ballot — less than 24 hours after Taylor filed | Read More »
August Jobs Number Disappoints
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the August jobs report, the fast food workers strike and a new burger flipping machine.Read More »
Rand Paul’s Begrudging Concession To Reality
You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you. – Leon Trotsky Rand Paul would rather the United States not engage in a costly, frustrating and bloody fight against ISIS. ISIS doesn’t care what Senator Paul thinks about much of anything. They are atavistically determined to make America care about what they think regarding the possibility of a conflict. Therefore, under | Read More »
Silencing The Other
In Rotherham, England, 1400 young girls were routinely raped over more than a decade while authorities turned a blind eye. Why did they turn a blind eye? The authorities were so concerned with multiculturalism they could not bring themselves to do anything about a systemic and widespread culture of rape gangs in the area. The gangs were, if you read most press accounts, Pakistani men. | Read More »
Mary Landrieu (D) To Appear in Court #LASen
As the sun rises over a small courthouse in the heart of Louisiana’s capital city, one woman is supposed to appear before a judge to verify she is actually a resident of Louisiana. That woman? Sitting U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has been issued a subpoena for Friday’s Baton Rouge court hearing over her Louisiana residency, though the Senator has not seen it yet. “We have | Read More »
Obama’s Talinn speech probably guarantees peace in our time
Yesterday in Talinn, Estonia gave a speech that he should have given months, if not years, ago. Addressing the people of Estonia – the NATO member most directly threatened by Russian expansionism — and, indirectly Vladimir Putin, Obama drew yet another of his infamous red lines: First, we will defend our NATO Allies, and that means every Ally. In this Alliance, there are no old | Read More »
“Beware America, They Are Coming For Us” – Lt. Gen. McInerney on FoxNews
Yesterday morning on Fox & Friends Lt. Gen. McInerney once again called for the United States to move to DEFCON 1, which is our highest state of readiness and implies an attack on the homeland is imminent. Not only did call for this move a second time, he expanded on what he knows and the capabilities that ISIS has. McInerney lists several key indications of | Read More »
I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh
I’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh today and tomorrow. Unfortunately, I’ll be in Atlanta, so the actual golden EIB microphone will not be with me, nor the Attila the Hun Chair. But I’ll still on a local channel near you. You can also listen live right here via my home station, WSB in Atlanta.
MSNBC Host Shares Her Beyoncé Abortion Fantasy
On MSNBC’s “The Melissa Harris-Perry Show”, the host of the eponymous program shared her “imaginings” this week about what signs pop diva Beyoncé could have danced in front of at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards. During the show, the singer performed in front of a huge sign that read “Feminist”. For Melissa Harris-Perry, that was simply not progressive enough. “So I have been having | Read More »
The “We Have No Strategy” Strategy Has the Obama Team Confused
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss the Obama Administration’s confused stance on ISIS, the mixed message of chief officials and the lame response to Putin.Read More »
ESPN Ruins Homosexual Man’s Job Prospects
Will The Dallas Cowboys Defense need Michael Sam? He’s a perfect fit for America’s Team! He sure makes football sense for The Cowboys!* But they’d need to open a spot for him. Because of what changed with Sam since draft day. After the Cowboys finally gave in to the Politboro dictats of The Ministry of Love over in Bristol, Connecticut, and added !THE_FIRST_OPENLY_GAY_MAN_EVER_DRAFTED_IN_THE_NFL! to their | Read More »
Too clever by half: Kansas Democrats may be stuck with Chad Taylor on the Kansas-SEN ticket.
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The President Is Not Checked Out
Many people suggest President Obama has checked out. He treats the ever growing threat of ISIS as an abstraction. Sources from within the administration are now more openly admitting that for almost a year intelligence and Pentagon officials have advised the President of the threat. He has chosen to do very little. Last Wednesday, he said we would “shrink” ISIS and make it “a manageable | Read More »
Tech at Night: Your phone calls and texts were never secure.
Sometimes, we forget just how little privacy we have against a determined attacker. So often we rely just on the fact that we believe our communications are of so little importance, that nobody will take the effort to try to snoop on us.
So once in a while we get concerned, when we hear about some sort of mass snooping, that means no extra effort has to be engaged to read our own individual, personal data. Then we want to assign blame, as though this mass snooping caused our lack of privacy.
We need to fix this muddled thinking and understand the limits of our privacy.Read More »