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Shorties of Badassdom

Published on April 8, 2014 By bmagnus

When Kids are Smarter than the Adults: Apparently, being accused of twirling a pencil with a pencap on it is a problem that is best addressed by a 5 hour interrogation evaluation, including a strip search and blood testing. No idea whether anybody thought it would be a good idea to call mom or dad. […]

Winning, Duh.

Published on April 4, 2014 By bmagnus

Believe it or not, the downhill slide towards graduation is underway for college seniors. On the flipside, high school students are finalizing their plans for college and some college students are setting up for graduate school. In the midst of this, NPR ran this item last week on a law school that is boosting its […]

I bet I know how some jobs could be created….

Published on March 8, 2014 By bmagnus

More than half the nation’s public schools need to be repaired, renovated or modernized, a survey released Thursday found. Getting these schools in good condition would cost about $197 billion…. Since to the best of my knowledge there’s no Renovation Fairy who can complete a project by waving a magic hammer, that work would have […]

Conflicted Feminist

Published on September 11, 2013 By bmagnus

  I’m a feminist. By that I mean that I believe in equal –not better — rights, opportunities, and safety for men and women within biological limits. I am not a man hater or a bra-burner. I realize that this might well put me out of step with parts of the modern feminism movement and I […]

Music Monday: New Classics

Published on September 9, 2013 By bmagnus

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dave Brubeck: In Closing: A little more Syria action action action with a side order of potential bribery; a pinch of NSA for flavor; and more on crappy jobs created.

Being Angry at a Black Guy is Not a License to Kill

Published on July 19, 2013 By bmagnus

Maybe there wasn’t justice in Florida. However, Wisconsin is another story. Last year, an angry old white man decided that the people who had broken into his house had to be the black boys that lived next door, despite the fact that his security cameras showed two different black men who had happened to come from that […]

Another Month, Another Mediocre Jobs Report

Published on July 5, 2013 By bmagnus

Sadly, I’ve written on this topic many times over the last 10 years. This time it’s the June employment report. I’ll let Bill McBride summarize it for you: The good news: This was the best first half for private employment gains since 1999.  Also hourly and weekly wages increased 0.4% in June, and hourly wages are […]

I Think my Hair Dryer is Trying to Kill Me

Published on June 7, 2013 By bmagnus

  Go ahead, reach right into the water immediately… Muahahahahaha! In Closing: Newer doesn’t mean better; a few items about today’s labor report; so students can fail on a grander scale; and passwords.

R.I.S.D: Rest In Shorties Department

Published on May 24, 2013 By bmagnus

I Would Watch That!: I have been given permission to share my son’s brilliant idea for a new TV show: he calls it “Law and Order and Batman.” Dumbasses: There are plenty of vegan parents out there who manage not to starve their babies to death. Leia: 20 facts, 20 pictures, one princess. Startling: The amount […]

Angelina

Published on May 14, 2013 By bmagnus

Alright, by now everybody and his or her dog has heard the latest about Angelina Jolie, right? Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be […]