Remember the Nov 8th 2016 Stock Futures Story When the MSM Predicts A Recession for Election Day

The best thing about Wishing Someone Dead is you are Guaranteed that Eventually Your wish will come True DaTechGuy Proverb Every now and again I re-watch the election 2016 coverage from all the various networks, including the Canadian and British Networks.  It is very instructive. Once they reached the stage of the night when they … Continue reading Remember the Nov 8th 2016 Stock Futures Story When the MSM Predicts A Recession for Election Day

Two line thoughts Under the Fedora: Comey Fallout, Popehat’s Point, Release Hunt, Animals being Animals and Good kids with Guns

The AG has ordered an investigation of the death of Jeffrey Epstein. Thanks to James Comey and the Obama administration almost nobody trusts the government to conduct an honest one. ---------------- In a thread on Twitter Popehat made a pretty good point about incompetence in organization in order to counter those like me who assume … Continue reading Two line thoughts Under the Fedora: Comey Fallout, Popehat’s Point, Release Hunt, Animals being Animals and Good kids with Guns

My return to Detroit

By John Ruberry Last week I had some time off from work and I did what few people do. Before sunrise I left home and drove to Detroit for a pleasure visit. It was my second trip to the Motor City. My first Da Tech Guy account, from 2015, is here. What follows is a … Continue reading My return to Detroit

Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along

By John Ruberry "'Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.'" Mithrandir (Gandalf), in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Simarillion. This week greets the first anniversary of Donald J. Trump's historic election to the presidency. Historic? Yes. Trump is first … Continue reading Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along

Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

By John Ruberry Last Monday I had a errand to run for work--which brought me to Milwaukee's suburbs. And for the first time in five years I drove on Interstate 94 north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line--on what is known as the Milwaukee to Kenosha I-94 Corridor. A lot has changed since 2012. As I … Continue reading Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

Long quiet Chicago area taxpayers push back–and win in soda tax battle

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Overtaxed residents of Cook County, where Chicago is, are finally waking up. After decades of being slapped by tax after tax--folks are fighting back. Last week the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to repeal a … Continue reading Long quiet Chicago area taxpayers push back–and win in soda tax battle

The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)

Update: $1410 of $2500 raised so far (8-14-17) A few weeks ago I and the rest of the people on 3rd shift at the warehouse where I've worked since 2015 were informed that said 3rd shift was to be eliminated. On Friday with 30 minutes left to our final shift our small Band of Brothers … Continue reading The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)

Voices At the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Alex Jacobs of 3 Planets

Not all my interviews were from vendors at the Catholic Marketing Network, Alex Jacobs of Three Planets a web service I use lives in Chicago and he stopped by. It's a great pleasure to finally meet someone you known for years in person. If you're interested in his services (and you should be) you can … Continue reading Voices At the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Alex Jacobs of 3 Planets

Be Careful What You Sign

My late father was fond of many truisms. One of his favorites was, "Keep your words sweet; you might have to eat them." Being one who has far too many times made a meal out of self-baked Alpha Bits, I fully testify to the aforementioned statement's accuracy. This came to mind yesterday when learning of … Continue reading Be Careful What You Sign

9 Simple Tactics to Improve Your Ecommerce Website

  Do you ever wonder if there is more you could do to improve your ecommerce website? Well, maybe there is. We have put together a list of useful tactics that can help you improve your ecommerce website and turn a lead into a customer. 1.  Start Upselling Upselling is a great way to encourage … Continue reading 9 Simple Tactics to Improve Your Ecommerce Website

Just Another Day In Retail Paradise

In a world where hatred and horror are marching in lockstep, we can all use a good laugh. With this in mind, below is an unsent, albeit sorely tempted to do so, response to an actual customer survey. It must be noted the views and opinions expressed herein are strictly those of the writer and … Continue reading Just Another Day In Retail Paradise

It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve Got Nuttin Lucky for me others do

Like Stacy McCain who finds yet another crazy feminist: Do not assume that my description of this woman as “demon-possessed” is a joke. Maybe you’re an atheist, and do not believe demons exist. Believe what you want to believe, but I know evil when I see it. This is the spirit of Satan. This is … Continue reading It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve Got Nuttin Lucky for me others do

The REAL story of the minimum wage: Progs and the white-only workplace

Wendy's recent announcement that it's installing 1,000 self-service kiosks in its restaurants is a huge counter-salvo against the Fight for $15 and its effort to push through an unreasonable national minimum wage. Most mainstream economists believe paying America's youngest and least-skilled workers at least $15 an hour will kill countless jobs, especially for those least … Continue reading The REAL story of the minimum wage: Progs and the white-only workplace

Trump needs to “send in the feds” to investigate Chicago pols’ ties to gangs

By John Ruberry Last week via Twitter President Donald Trump issued a warning: "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings … Continue reading Trump needs to “send in the feds” to investigate Chicago pols’ ties to gangs

Mission accomplished: Animal activists close Greatest Show on Earth

By John Ruberry Last night Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus since 1967, announced that it is pulling up stakes and shutting down the circus for good. For a very brief period I was one of its center ring performers. More on that later. Steeped in history more than any … Continue reading Mission accomplished: Animal activists close Greatest Show on Earth