Archive for July 7th, 2015

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Jul
15

Night owl chat – Joe Bonamassa

Time to groove out to the lightning fingers of Mr. Joe Bonamassa.

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07
Jul
15

Bernie?! Paula Deen?! Today Sure Needs Some Laughter

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This one’s for you, Chips. Don’t ever say I didn’t do anything for you 😉

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07
Jul
15

#BerningBridges (h/t @Only4RM)

That was a response to a tweet from a (needless to say white) BernieBot

who claimed Sanders was one of the first #BlackLivesMatter

activists ….. in 1962. Seriously. The idiot deleted the tweet.

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1:14: To Gaza sympathizer: “Excuse me! SHUT UP!”

2000 dead Palestinians in Gaza = “a little heavy-handed”

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Refusing to address issues uniquely impacting the black community,

dismissing #BlackLivesMatter as just a phrase,

having a truly horrible record on gun control,

supporting Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza,

voting against the shutting down of Guantanamo,

using GOP talking points on unemployment figures ….. etc

yeah, Feel the Bern 🙄

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The funniest part is that those who support this guy assume those disgusted by his stands on these issues are Hillary supporters …… chuckle.

07
Jul
15

The Obama Economy: Labor Market Recovery Is The Best In 25 Years

Obama Mount Rushmore

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Hale Stewart: The Recovery In The Labor Market Is The Best In 25 Years

Every month we read stories about what a poor labor market recovery this has been. The latest articles were from Profs. Brad DeLong and Menzie Chinn. I respectfully disagree. With few exceptions, people don’t get a job for social reasons. They go to work each day in order to earn money to purchase necessities, discretionary goods, and to save for future needs. In short, they work because of cold, hard cash. Next, let’s compare two economies that both create 1 million 40 hour a week jobs, but one pays $10/hour and the other pays $12/hour. Clearly the second economy is better. It is paying workers 20% more than the first.

Finally, let’s compare two economies that create 1 million 40 hour a week jobs at $10/hour. In the first economy, there are 3% annual raises, but inflation is rising 4%. In the second, there are 2% annual raises, but inflation is rising 1%. Again, even though the second economy is giving less raises, it is the better one — those workers are seeing their lot improve in real, inflation-adjusted terms, whereas the workers in the first economy are actually losing ground. In other words, the best measure of a labor market recovery is that economy which doles out the biggest increase in real aggregate wages. The bottom line is that, measured 5 years and 11 months out from the bottom, this labor market recovery has been the third best of the 7 expansions, behind the 1960s and 1980s

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07
Jul
15

Chat Away

Best. Toon. Ever. 🙂

07
Jul
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “Family dinner is usually private time. But I heard they were having dinner atop their hotel in Moscow, which overlooked the Kremlin. When they first sat down, Sasha was just having some fun with her dad.” July 7, 2009

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:10: The President meets with Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong

3:45: Meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

6:15: Meets with the Senate Democratic Caucus; State Dining Room

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On This Day: President Barack Obama greets departing Associate Counsel to the President Alison J. “Ali” Nathan, left, Meg Satterthwaite, and their twin sons Oliver and Nathan, in the Outer Oval Office, July 7, 2010. (Photo by Pete Souza)

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