Archive for April 2016
If you have a GM vehicle with an in-car emergency button, you may not have talked with Letisha Ghanbari, but you’ve talked to one of her colleagues, who are skilled at medical emergencies, roadside assistance, and general customer service. Ms. Ghanbari’s interview provides you with a peek into what most would consider a high-stress job.
Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement, how sweet and peaceful all the protests were? Actually, they were never very peaceful, but the liberal media ignored the rapes and property destruction until other media outlets began reporting the truth.
Now the media is trying to whitewash the violence of the assorted anti-Trump forces by calling a riot a protest, while blaming Trump himself for being the cause of the protests. Few reporters mentioned all the Mexican flags being waved, and even fewer had interviews such as this one. The White House is leading the way, so big media will continue to do this, and if Trump is the eventual Republican presidential nominee, it will get worse.
A Saudi family therapist has thoughtfully provided a video in which he instructs men on the proper way to discipline their wives under Islamic rules. The next time some American woman starts whining about how she is treated, make her watch and tell her to shut up.
Minnesota’s two senators offered a resolution lauding the late Prince, since the musician was born there and maintained a home there throughout his career. What puzzles me is why other senators also took to the floor to sing the entertainer’s praises. I mean, it’s not as if they have other more pressing matters to attend to…
If you are not a contributor to the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, you should be. It is a non-profit, free-market-oriented education, research and outreach organization which bridges the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. Mercatus can tell you how fiscally responsible your state is, just for starters. The researchers deal in facts and figures — reality, not high theory, demonstrated in plain English instead of academic babble-speak.
With His Oneness assuring us that tepid economic growth must be regarded as the new “normal”, Mercatus decided to examine the problem and discover — ts causes. What it found was that if government regulations had been capped in 1980, our GDP would be 25% larger. Put another way, if the economic growth lost to regulation in the U.S. were its own country, it would be the world’s fourth largest economy.
Read the IBD article I linked to above — the charts included make it quite easy to grasp — then show it to everyone you know who believes in big government. It should open their eyes to the dangers of big government and the over-regulation which unfailingly accompanies it.