Archive for December, 2013

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2014: No more predictions for Syria (kinda)

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I never put any stock in “13” being an “unlucky number”, but after the year I just had, one can’t help but wonder. My predictions for 2013 were a bit rushed. I cranked them out at the last minute as I spent my days preoccupied trying to save the life of my beloved cat “Lefty”. One year […]

 
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December 30, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, voting, War

The Lesson of Christmas this Year is to Always Look at Things Differently.

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Back when I was in college, I was having lunch with a group of friends, one of which was a girl from Switzerland (one of the great things about college is it’s one of the few times in your life when you’ll frequently come in contact with people from other countries). The topic? What we miss […]

 
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December 23, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Partisanship, Religion

Pinging the Bullshit Meter: Gingrich Says Poorest Big Cities All Have Dem Mayors

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Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] “Sorry Newt, that’s a Bullshit statistic.” That was my immediate reaction to Newt Gingrich’s claim that, “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city!” […]

 
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December 16, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Good Economic News Despite Shutdown? Thank low gas prices

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It’s a point I’ve been making for years: Gas Prices have THE MOST direct impact on the economy than any other factor. When gas prices go up, consumers have less money to spend elsewhere. In addition, the costs of production go up, as does the price of shipping those goods to market. So not only […]

 
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December 9, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, General, Jobs

Unprepared for Misinformation on Turkey-Day

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Did you know that British police have started carrying guns? I was told that chestnut, among many others, during Thanksgiving dinner at my father’s last week. My father and Step-Mother are Republicans, as are most of their friends, and I’ve come to notice over the years that they believe an absurd amount of misinformation. Where […]

 
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December 2, 2013
Posted in: myth busting