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On the Jobs Numbers

Published on December 7, 2012 By bmagnus

So I have some open tabs that I’ve been saving for a discussion on employment, unemployment, and job creation. Luckily for me, job creation and unemployment numbers came out today. Unemployment does continue to go down, and it looks like we [barely] create enough jobs to keep up with demand. However, many of those new […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Published on November 19, 2012 By bmagnus

  In Closing: That would be bad; Googlegator; Japan Crush; Rolling Jubilee gets more press; the last cooler than average month was during the Reagan Administration (maybe hell froze over when he compromised with Democrats or raised taxes?); Lost Decade, American Style; Forbes and USA Today disagree on the buyer, but agree that somebody will […]

Practice Makes Perfect

Published on April 27, 2012 By bmagnus

I have a degree in music. Many hours of my life have been spent practicing piano, voice, and flute. Many more hours of my life have been spent leading others in rehearsal. Moreover, I have spent yet more hours of my life practicing physical activities such as yoga, weightlifting, dance, and drama. I know a […]

The Cabin in the Shorties

Published on April 19, 2012 By bmagnus

Gee, no kidding: When young people pay all their money on student loans, they don’t have money to take out mortgages. Separate but Equal?: On women’s workouts. I hate agreeing with Kip: I’ve said a lot of things about former TSA director Kip Hawley over the years, but the Kipster is making sense these days. […]

Mama Economy

Published on January 27, 2012 By bmagnus

Remember Tay Zonday? He’s back, and he understands economics. In Closing: Autopsy; Castro; Google thinks I’m a dude too (clearly I need to search more for shoes and makeup); Just for fun, read the first paragraph to somebody before telling them it’s Bob Dole; Because surely her hair is more important than anything else; Okay, […]

Things I Learned from the President

Published on August 26, 2011 By bmagnus

Nixon: It’s possible to proclaim innocence too much. Clean air and water are good things. Chinese food is tasty! Ford: Be Careful! Sometimes success is stepping up when you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carter: It’s possible to be a good man and not-so-good a President. Telling people the […]

Stop Lying about the Economy

Published on April 28, 2011 By bmagnus

Judge Judy had a little saying which I’m sure wasn’t original: “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” Well, by my way of thinking, The Experts who compile and release data have been peeing on our heads and telling us what a good thing golden rain is! When Wal-Mart’s CEO says their […]

Well Isn’t That Interesting

Published on April 8, 2011 By bmagnus

Gee, isn’t it peculiar that right after a very close election in Wisconsin, a voting official with a history of not exactly doing things the proper way happens to find just enough votes for one particular candidate to avoid a required recount, against pretty much every rule of computer programming and common sense? Good thing […]

A story

Published on February 18, 2011 By bmagnus

The President keeps talking about making the hard budget decisions that families make around their kitchen tables. Let’s turn that table. Once upon a time — ok, long about 2001 — there was a family that was finally coming up for air. Once they paid off their bills each month, there was actually money left […]