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The truth is, None of Us Can Breathe

Published on December 6, 2014 By bmagnus

So, please mark December 5, 2014 in your calendars. It is the day that I agreed with George W. Bush, when he said the Eric Garner grand jury results were “hard to understand.” Sure, we look at the video and say “how the heck can a cop get away with choking out a man on a […]

A Rant about the Constitution

Published on November 28, 2014 By bmagnus

Some people in Congress — by which I mean Republicans — have been ranting about how the President can’t do this or can’t do that because it’s unconstitutional (even though those accursed commie libruls can point to Republican presidents who have done the exact same thing. Well guess what? I can point to at least […]

But What Would be the Point?

Published on November 7, 2014 By bmagnus

Wednesday, I thought I’d put up an open letter to the President to the effect of “Hey, listen, America needs you to be a grown up when Congress inevitably sends you piles of doggie doodoo.” But, as my title says, what would be the point? He not only hasn’t delivered on a bunch of things […]

A few items on job creation

Published on October 5, 2014 By bmagnus

Ok, by now everybody’s heard that really good job creation and unemployment numbers were announced Friday, right? Good. There were even jobs for people without a lot of education! I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet — I’ve only been talking about job creation numbers for a decade or so — but I […]

Shorties Fright

Published on August 2, 2014 By bmagnus

The Monk who Saved Lives: Ittetsu Nemoto. The Priest who Preached Happiness: Let’s hear it once more for Pope Francis. Israel and Palestine: Just a few assorted and random links. You know you want it: Here’s the NSA, privacy, FBI, CIA, War on Terror, and related links. Broken:  immigration and immigration reform problems. Wow: Larry Kudlow seems to have […]

Yay?

Published on July 3, 2014 By bmagnus

So, another jobs report came out today. Now, remember that economists believe it takes 150-200k new jobs gained each month to keep up with new people entering the workforce. Obviously that’s an average, and also obviously June is one of those months that a disproportionate number of people get out of school and start looking […]

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 […]

Red Oleander

Published on May 8, 2014 By bmagnus

  In Closing: Slippery slope; Empire in decline; ok sure, have some NSA, Snowden, spying, and bonus Homeland Security links; Yellen at nothin; deny it all you like; yeah right, it might result in a very nasty bit of commentary but populist revolt??; it’s almost like math teachers get bored and try inventing new ways […]

Not Really Much Music Monday: May 5th

Published on May 5, 2014 By bmagnus

In addition to being Cinco De Mayo…..   It’s the birthday of Karl Marx.     In Closing: It’s good to be the CEO; a couple items on sexual assaults on campus (and not just college campuses, of course maybe if kids didn’t have to go to school in the dark….); turns out it’s not illegal […]

Music Monday: Wonder How Much Honda Paid for Placement

Published on April 28, 2014 By bmagnus

In Closing: Silly; about time; Korean; War on Drugs; follow the money; low wage jobs; cross that bridge when you get to it, if you dare; and the center.