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Shorties of Chuckie

Published on August 14, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, let’s start with the NSA data dump: boy howdy and I do mean dump. Big mean dookie here and the administration keeps adding to the pile. Advice to the White House: sunlight is a good disinfectant. On Republicans: And a possible shutdown of the government (because that worked out so well for the Republicans during […]

Music Monday: The Boss Has Spoken

Published on July 29, 2013 By bmagnus

Ladies and gentlemen, the unvarnished truth:   The economy is crap unless you are ridiculously wealthy. And even then, you might have the sense that something is amiss. It is no longer possible to just work a little harder and get out of this mess. Four out of five Americans “struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance […]

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 […]

Same Love, or SCOTUS revisited

Published on June 26, 2013 By bmagnus

Exactly 10 years ago today, the second post ever on ShortWoman.com was about the Supreme Court. On that auspicious occasion, they struck down a Texas law on “deviant” (read, GAY) sex. Now here we are a decade later, and the Supremes have struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Now the Federal government is allowed […]

Just How Much do We Value Privacy?

Published on June 18, 2013 By bmagnus

It has become clear that the United States government is spying on it’s citizens in the name of preventing “terrorism.” Just exactly what they are doing is under debate. Most experts outside the government itself seem to believe it is mathematically impossible for such surveillance to be effective. Many private citizens are asking what they can […]

Music Monday: He would have turned 257 yesterday

Published on January 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Rock me, Amadeus.   In closing: as true as this is, the other half of the solution involves prison time for supervisors and managers that ignore the law; facts can be twisted; work out before breakfast; how to cancel almost anything; hahahahahaha what planet are they from that they think doctors set their own prices??; […]

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 […]

Time’s Wasting

Published on September 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Congress is officially out for the year. It’s the earliest departure in over 50 years, and the least productive Congress since World War 2. But there’s no point in beating your head against a wall to do nothing. Besides, by adjourning early, Harry Reid gave Scott Brown no excuse to miss his debate with Elizabeth […]

ShortWoman’s Musings on Travel

Published on December 9, 2011 By bmagnus

Last week, I was out of town. Having grand adventures. You know, the usual. I’m home, and things are back to normal, so let me tell you what I think about travel. On Packing: Pick your battles when it comes to your quart zip-top bag of liquids. Would it kill you to use the shampoo […]

Red Riding Shorties

Published on June 17, 2011 By bmagnus

In other news, sky blue, water wet: The cable industry recognizes that poverty is as big threat to their subscriber base as Netflix. Duhpartment of Research: What do cats do all day? Mostly sleep and rest. World’s Oldest Known Museum: Turns out to have been in ancient Babylonia. Views of Vegas: From the Strip and […]