General Locusts

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

Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

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

A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

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

Donald Trump, Andrea X and Election 2018

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

That Time When Capitalism Beat Racism’s Butt

R.I.P. Sears by baldilocks A great epitaph for an old friend. Monday’s announcement that Sears would file for bankruptcy and close 142 stores came as little surprise to anyone who has followed the retail giant’s collapse in recent years. Still, the news inspired a wave of nostalgia for a company that sold an ideal of … Continue reading That Time When Capitalism Beat Racism’s Butt

The Trump Economy makes Criminal Justice Reform Possible or #JobsNotMobs Revisited

There is one fact about the Trump Criminal Justice reform business that needs to be pointed out. Before I continue let me point out that the points that follow only apply to folks who are not incorrigible. If a person decides he prefers the financial, social or self esteem rewards that come with a criminal … Continue reading The Trump Economy makes Criminal Justice Reform Possible or #JobsNotMobs Revisited

Removing the Reasons

by baldilocks From the Daily Wire: Illegal immigrants are opting out of government welfare programs out of fear of Trump Administration crackdowns coming done the pike, reported POLITICO on Monday. Due to a proposed Trump Administration rule to deny legal status to illegals on welfare, both legal and illegal immigrants have been inundating health care providers with … Continue reading Removing the Reasons

GDP 4% Democrat/MSM Election Narrative Hardest Hit

For the first time in several weeks I'm not working overtime so I took advantage of this to relax in an Air conditioned room playing the DOS version of the old Avalon Hill 1830 (still a spectacular game) and look in on twitter when I saw this tweet from Joe Scarborough My Latest—> “With one … Continue reading GDP 4% Democrat/MSM Election Narrative Hardest Hit

Even Social Justice Must Give Way to Basic Economics (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Stuff Spock Said. Am I reading this correctly? "Fight for $15" is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. (...) On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington's … Continue reading Even Social Justice Must Give Way to Basic Economics (UPDATED)

Pintastic 2018 Why Jersey Jack’s Success Matters

At Yesterday's Pintastic NE Jersey Jack of Jersey Jack Pinball held a seminar about his business that produces some of the best pinball machines on the market. These games are constantly in demand both on the market and at the show: During the seminar one of the attendees asked him an obvious question, why has … Continue reading Pintastic 2018 Why Jersey Jack’s Success Matters

The Death of Toys ‘R’ Us – Not a Murder but a Suicide

News of the financial problems at Toys 'R' Us had been in my local news long before it became big national news, because we have a store in my area that people were concerned about closing, back when the chain was simply going to shut some stores in an effort to stay in business, before … Continue reading The Death of Toys ‘R’ Us – Not a Murder but a Suicide

The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

By John Ruberry While I'm watching snow fall outdoors at Marathon Pundit world headquarters in Morton Grove, Illinois, the rest of my family is vacationing in southern California. When they drove into California at Needles, just as the Joads did in The Grapes of Wrath, they were also greeted by more desert, as well as … Continue reading The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

Trump Year 1 in a Single Chart

There are a lot of ways you can grade the 1st year of the Trump presidency USA today ran a piece giving him grades from A+ to F, but for my money the best way to see how the public grades this presidency is not a poll concerning this president's approval but chart above showing … Continue reading Trump Year 1 in a Single Chart

Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

I'm pretty busy today working on the Trump Year one Lunch and Panel event in Leominster MA at noon today (you can still buy tickets here or at the door for $20 which includes an all you can eat buffet) so I don't have a lot of time for a long piece on shutdowns, Tom … Continue reading Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

Jobless claims hit 45-year low, and mainstream media is silent

The last thing mainstream media wants you to know is the country is doing very well economically. Stock prices are up. Lower tax rates means 164 major companies and rising have given back to their employees in the form of raises and bonuses. Jobless claims just hit a 45-year low. Wait, you didn't hear about that last … Continue reading Jobless claims hit 45-year low, and mainstream media is silent

The biggest economic threat in 2018 is a power-hungry, Democrat-loving mainstream media

Jobs are coming back. Wages are going up. Taxes are going down. Consumer spending is at a pre-2007 level. The economy is looking poised to have a strong continuation in 2018 from the progress made in 2017. There are still many things that can derail it quickly, but the biggest risk is born from a … Continue reading The biggest economic threat in 2018 is a power-hungry, Democrat-loving mainstream media

Stacy’s Women Owe Donald Trump & the GOP a huge Thank You

Major Pintz: These are today's recruits, sir. Not much to pick from I'm afraid. Col Klink: Well, as they say, beggars can't be choosers. I'll take them. Major Pintz: Get these men uniforms, Sergeant, and have them report to me at once. Sgt: Jawohl, Herr Major. Col Klink: We are certainly scraping the bottom of … Continue reading Stacy’s Women Owe Donald Trump & the GOP a huge Thank You

High Tax Blue States Meet the Trump Free Market

Russ DeKuyper: You know how much I gotta make to keep $300 cash in our tax bracket? I gotta make 800, maybe $1000. That's why I want that check. Now, you give me that $1000. Archie Bunker: Why, you copper-plated phony, you. You're money nuts. When this was just a raggy fur, you couldn't care … Continue reading High Tax Blue States Meet the Trump Free Market

Germany and Australia get the Trump Tax Plan

Democrats nationally might still be in denial over the Trump Tax plan but I can name two countries that aren't.  One is Australia: . Australia must follow the United States in slashing corporate tax rates or risk losing jobs and investment to other parts of the world, the country's top economic ministers have warned. The federal … Continue reading Germany and Australia get the Trump Tax Plan

Get Ready for Tom Brady Class Growth Numbers that’ll make 3% look Roetlisbergerish

The best way to descrive the effect of the tax cut bill that just passed will have on our already improving economy is to think of it as the difference between Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. By any standard Ben Roethlisberger is a great quarterback. His stats are impressive. … Continue reading Get Ready for Tom Brady Class Growth Numbers that’ll make 3% look Roetlisbergerish