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A Legitimate Question

Published on September 28, 2014 By bmagnus

  Ok, good for the NFL deciding that beating the **** out of your wife or girlfriend is a bad thing. But in the interest of fairness, why not suspend any player facing felony charges until everything is settled in the courts? After all, Joe Average would probably lose their job (mostly because of the […]

3 Premieres and a Re-Run

Published on September 24, 2014 By bmagnus

I’m not much of a TV or entertainment blogger, but thought I would share my thoughts anyway. Here goes. Madam Secretary: I wanted to like this one right until I started hearing the radio ads describing it as a “new hit series.” Um yeah, think we can just maybe wait until the first episode airs before […]

Music Monday, Might Be Tuesday: Elementary

Published on September 22, 2014 By bmagnus

Turns out chemistry isn’t as hard as I feared. In Closing: voice actors; only when it comes to spending that helps normal people; anybody have any idea why our government cares about ISIS/ISIL more than Boko Haram? (Is it just oil? Could there be a faint whiff of racism?); money money money money; I bet […]

No kidding….

Published on September 19, 2014 By bmagnus

Only 8% of Americans think the economy is “recovering strongly.” Most think it’s recovering, but not very strongly. Gee, I wonder why! Despite the fact that poverty seems to be dropping and more people have health insurance, it’s tough out in the real world — that’s the place where people understand that there’s just no […]

Joe Average and the Economy

Published on August 22, 2014 By bmagnus

The bad news is that hourly wages have declined. Look at the first chart, and you’ll notice that’s even true for the top quintile! In other words, ThinkProgress is soft-selling the fact that most of us — on average — are making less per hour in favor of pointing out that those at the very bottom […]

Federal Judge Rules that Banks Must Follow the Law

Published on July 9, 2014 By bmagnus

More specifically, a Federal judge has ruled that MERS tried to circumvent state law, costing counties millions of dollars in lost recording fees, compromising public records, and confusing consumers. Needless to say, executives form MERS disagree with the judge’s interpretation of state law. This ruling could cost MERS millions of dollars — billions if other jurisdictions […]

Oh, make up your mind already!

Published on July 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Oh no! The Millennials can’t afford to buy houses! Oh yeah! The Millennials will soon be buying houses! Oh wait! It turns out that when we say the Millennials are living at home with their parents, we meant they were living in dorms! Oh heck! The unemployment rate among Millennials is 40% — and that’s people […]

Another Month, Another Jobs Report

Published on June 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Good news everyone! Employment is at an all time high. There’s 217,000 more jobs than last month, and we finally have more people working than at the start of the Great Recession. Ok, now for why that isn’t really very good news at all. Good jobs went away only to be replaced by crappy ones […]

A Couple Follow-Ups

Published on February 22, 2014 By bmagnus

Little Dogs in Big Trouble: Remember this post? The picture was taken in front of the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique in Las Vegas. Well, there’s been some trouble in the Doggie Kingdom. The owner of the store and her companion are accused of trying to burn the place down with 27 dogs inside. Yeah, […]

Return to BloodShorties Lake

Published on September 4, 2013 By bmagnus

You can thank Drew for the title inspiration. It’s sometimes tough to keep thinking of Shorties titles! Beating the same drum: so here’s today’s tab dump on the freaking mess that continues to be the NSA, DEA, FBI, and Edward Snowden. And now for something completely different: a nice selection of  health, health insurance, and healthy […]