A maquiladora in Mexico, where raw goods are processed tariff free. From Wikipedia. When we think of Mexico, too often we think of illegal immigration and "the wall." In reality, Mexico should be considered a much closer US ally than we give it credit. In all the discussion about the USMCA, NAFTA, the wall and … Continue reading Mexico…our alternate to Chinese manufacturing
Roseanne's son has a few choice words about the fact that his mother is still unemployed and apparently unemployable after a single tweet: Pentland also compared how his mother was treated to how another Hollywood celebrity was treated after his offensive tweets.That celebrity is a man named James Gunn, a Hollywood filmmaker best known as … Continue reading Roseanne Not Back, Khan not Invited, Operaman’s back, Jobs back, Fausta’s back (but not here yet) Thoughts under the fedora
The economic news keeps getting better and better: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 150 points at the open, following the release of the better-than-expected jobs report. The Nasdaq Composite opened 0.7% higher, while the S&P 500 also climbed 0.46%.The U.S. added a robust 263,000 new hires in April while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, … Continue reading The Economy, Methadone Clinics, Employing the Unemployable, Methadone Polls and Title Town Five Quick Thoughts Under the Fedora
By John Ruberry Garrison Keillor used to regularly begin his News From Lake Wobegon segment on the Prairie Home Companion with "It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon." Because it was always quiet there. And in regards to my continuing Tales from the Illinois Exodus series at Da Tech Guy, I should open each … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Three
I've written very little about politics lately as I've been concentrating on my Lenten Reflections and my interviews from the Catholic Men's Conference so here are a few thoughts on what's going on. I'm completely amazed at the left's inability to abandon the Mueller Report. The longer it keeps going on the more likely the … Continue reading muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora
By John Ruberry There is never a shortage of evidence of the decline and fall of Illinois. Just a week after I authored Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part One in this space, I already have a second entry. In two weeks Chicagoans will elect its first female black mayor as two very liberal candidates, Lori … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Two
By John Ruberry If you are looking for bad news then Illinois is just the place for you. What I'm writing here at Da Tech Guy will probably become a series. Illinois' population has been shrinking for five straight years. After the 2020 Census the Prairie State will lose one congressional seat. And it's possible … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part One
With Radio Stations removing Michael Jackson from their playlists and even the Simpsons are removing his episode from their rotation and new DVD it's easy to forget that the revelations in the latest Documentary concerning Michael Jackson and children not only confirmed things that the general public suspected was true. However it's much more important … Continue reading Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Michael Who? (TV) Movies of the 30’s The Orville, Get Ready for $8 Pizza, More Titles for Boston?
by baldilocks When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took credit for driving Amazon away from her district and out of her state, she was taking credit for the work of others. Surprise! To wit: … the "credit," such as it is, doesn't belong to her social media campaign or the protesters with makeshift signs marching around. … Continue reading She Didn’t “Build” That
Never forget that it is to Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin that you really owe these victories. 4 Americans Two Campaigns Bainbridge Stewart Limbaugh Palin 11-5-10 This is the receipt from filling up my wife's car on Monday. I usually go to a different station where they pump it for me but for under $2 … Continue reading $1.979 Gas Thank You Donald Trump
He choose...poorly.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now … Continue reading Ford has Chosen Now How Many Christians Like Me Will Make Different Choices?
by baldilocks It's the first of the month in the last month of the year and I've got nothing. However, I plan to do some reading on the shutdown of the Government General Motors plants and I will start here. A taste: General Motor’s announcement that it’s cutting thousands of jobs and closing several plants … Continue reading General Locusts
By John Ruberry As I've written many times, Chicago is a city in decline. It is the only major American city losing population. Its pension debt, a reward--or should I say payoff?--to public-section unions in exchange for their support for Democratic politicians is an unsustainable millstone. This morning on a local television show, Flannery Fired … Continue reading Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests
My 30th Anniversary Atlanta/Alabama trip with DaWife a few months ago was a real revelation. Before Robert Stacy McCain first urged me to go to CPAC in 2010 and I became a bit known I did little or no traveling. Post CPAC I traveled for pretty much the first time in my life but always chasing … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump
George Bailey: Joe, you had one of those Potter houses, didn't you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged for that broken-down shack? Here, Ed. You know, you remember last year when things weren't going so well, you couldn't make your payments. You didn't lose your house, did you? It's a Wonderful … Continue reading Donald Trump, Andrea X and Election 2018