Trump, Election 2020 and The Optimism of a Latin Mass.

A few days ago I attended the 1st Mass of Canon Edward Turner of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest who was ordained in Rome on July 4th as a Catholic priest. The Mass was a solemn high mass of the 1962 rite held at St John the Guardian of our lady Parish at … Continue reading Trump, Election 2020 and The Optimism of a Latin Mass.

NOT Off to Manchester NH to cover POTUS Rally

Today (Thursday) is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary a holy day of obligation so my day began with mass at 8 to fulfill my duty as a Catholic. However my plans for the rest of the day are not my normal Thursday routine. Instead of getting ready for my last … Continue reading NOT Off to Manchester NH to cover POTUS Rally

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

4 Ways an Arrest Record Becomes a Problem

Let’s face it; everyone makes mistakes when they are younger. Whether it was a night of underage debauchery with your parent’s pilfered booze or a dare to rob the cash register at the local 7-Eleven, you might still be reeling in the wake of that bad decision today. People who were arrested as a youth … Continue reading 4 Ways an Arrest Record Becomes a Problem

Sept 1st Paycheck Goal: $190 down $270 to go by Aug 20

UPDATE:  $190 of $460 raised Today my wife returns to work for her first day on the job since her surgery. I'd like to thank all of you who have sent good wishes and prayers for this day. While I did not manage to make the goal of the layoff bleg we were able to … Continue reading Sept 1st Paycheck Goal: $190 down $270 to go by Aug 20

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

Looking and Finding

by baldilocks I had a lot of trouble concentrating today, as anyone who follows my Facebook and Twitter feeds already knows. I got up at around two this morning, having “slept” for a few hours—more of a fitful opening and closing of my eyes. The problem? I have been applying for jobs like crazy for … Continue reading Looking and Finding

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

MBA Can Help Internet Marketers

An old lecturer of mine once said that marketing is a combination of art and science. As I delve into the world of internet marketing further, I find what he said to be true. Marketing involves a lot of creativity, but it is also a scientific process. Both creative thinking and data-driven decision making abilities … Continue reading MBA Can Help Internet Marketers

China’s nuclear options

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, another victim of the anti-nuclear movement This week, covered up by election coverage, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant closed down for good. Somewhere, a whole bunch of anti-nuclear activists are cheering. To replace Fort Calhoun, Omaha Power will instead use coal fired plants in Nebraska City, unless of course the … Continue reading China’s nuclear options

Goodbye, $15/hr; hello Zume pizza

The movement to a nationwide $15 hourly minimum wage rolls right along, no matter what reality commands. A lot of it has to do with organized labor, where many salary agreements are pegged to the minimum wage. Some of it has to do with "social justice", where utopian views cloud reality, such as this (emphasis … Continue reading Goodbye, $15/hr; hello Zume pizza

Under the Fedora: Men win the Sexual Revolution, Local vs national stories, Curt Schilling and Tossing the Ice Cream

Haven't done an "Under the Fedora" piece for a while so here goes. The Difference between a national story and a local story is illustrated in Minneapolis: A woman was sexually assaulted by a group of four men and a teenager while walking along a south Minneapolis street Saturday evening, according to a safety advisory … Continue reading Under the Fedora: Men win the Sexual Revolution, Local vs national stories, Curt Schilling and Tossing the Ice Cream

The Real Minimum Wage is Zero LA Garment Edition

Who could have seen this coming: Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another manufacturer in the U.S., and wiped out about 500 local jobs. The company still employs about 4,000 workers in Southern California. and it's not just the big … Continue reading The Real Minimum Wage is Zero LA Garment Edition

Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president

By John Ruberry 1977 was the year that music came out of the concert halls and into the streets; when independent labels sprang out of the woodwork to feed new tastes; when rock music once again became about energy and fun; when the majors' boardrooms lost control. Suddenly we could do anything. —Liner notes to … Continue reading Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president