Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

Plunge in Oil Prices Foretells Looming Economic Disaster. Aribrary pricing can go up easier than it came down.

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During the 2000 presidential campaign, after oil climbed a whopping 72cents in one day (yes, that’s sarcasm) to $33.05/barrel, causing gasoline prices to hit an “unthinkable” $1.68/gallon nationally, Interstate “long-haul” truckers across the country threatened to go on strike saying that the soaring price of fuel was putting them out of business. Naturally, the leading […]

 
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December 8, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Greed, Money, Predictions, Seems Obvious to Me

Keystone XL: Not Just a Potential Environmental Disaster But An Economic One Too.

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Did you know about 1/2 of the Keystone XL Pipeline has ALREADY BEEN BUILT? The KXL project is a 1,200 mile long pipeline extending from Hardisty, Alberta to refineries in Houston, Texas near The Houston Ship Channel. The southern legs of the pipeline, one branch from Steele City, KS to the pipeline hub of Cushing, Okla., and the other […]

 
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November 17, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity

History Has Shown Us What Happens With Republicans In Charge – and it’s not good

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Probably THE reason I’ve been writing this blog every week for the last ten years is because of the importance of elections. As the subtitle says, “Recording History for those Who Seek to Rewrite it”. Of course, you wouldn’t need to be reminded of something if you had no power to change it. Not only […]

 
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November 3, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, myth busting, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Taxes, voting

Dems, If You Want To Win the Senate, stop accepting GOP line that Obama is a failure.

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I don’t know what angers me more: Hearing every pundit on TV talk about how “unpopular” President Obama is citing questionable polling numbers as the basis for their opinion, or Democratic candidates who believe it and then run in fear of being associated with him (again, I’m looking at YOU Alison Lundergan-Grimes. You are about […]

 
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October 13, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

Labor Day: Record Job growth. S&P hits 30th record high. Obama approval among Republicans: 11%.

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On this Labor Day, I’ll let the video do the talking (I apologize for the low quality. Recording technology has improved greatly since I recorded this ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY):   Bush campaigns for reelection amid record bad jobs numbers. (2:48) September 1, 2003 Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required […]

 
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September 1, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Must a President Be a Failure to Be a Success?

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I was watching former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynn pollute my TV screen yesterday on Fox “news” Sunday, and I’m always struck by how stunningly self-UNaware Cheney is about the havoc his administration caused. Naturally, both Cheney’s blamed President Obama for America’s lack of credibility around the world, because he “drew a red line […]

 
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May 19, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me

Keystone XL Protest Signs for Download

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As promised, here are seven posters/signs that I created for the Keystone XL Protest that I plan to attend this weekend. As I mentioned on Monday, I believe it is FAR more effective to focus on NON-CO2 related reasons for opposing the pipeline when your goal is to convince people that don’t believe in “Global Warming” and […]

 
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February 28, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Middle East, myth busting, Politics

No, the Keystone Tar Sand Oil is NOT Inevitable

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A little birdy tells me that President Obama is now considering approving the final leg of the infamous “Keystone XL” pipeline because some big names on the Left have resigned themselves to the idea that the tar sands making it to market is “inevitable”, so we might as well be the ones to do it before a “less” […]

 
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February 24, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Seems Obvious to Me

Apathy Latest Enemy In Fighting Keystone XL Pipeline

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Back in April of 2011, I wrote a lengthy post detailing all the misconceptions, deceptions and outright lies being spread by supporters of the “Keystone XL” pipeline. It was popular and important enough that I gave that post its own page, linked from the Top Menu above. Quite literally, EVERY benefit being claimed about the pipeline is complete […]

 
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February 3, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting, Politics

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