Thursday, September 21, 2017

49ers-Rams tickets reselling for the price of two stadium pretzels

The San Francisco Chronicle

NFL's Ratings Crash to New Lows on CBS for Second Week

The Scam Known as Social Security Trust Funds

Gary North

Democrats can’t win until they recognize how bad Obama’s financial policies were

The Washington Post reports:
During his final news conference of 2016, in mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized as coastal, liberal, latte-sipping, you know, politically correct, out-of-touch folks,” Obama said, “we have to be in those communities.” In fact, he went on, being in those communities — “going to fish-fries and sitting in VFW halls and talking to farmers” — is how, by his account, he became president. It’s true that Obama is skilled at projecting a populist image; he beat Hillary Clinton in Iowa in 2008, for instance, partly by attacking agriculture monopolies .

But Obama can’t place the blame for Clinton’s poor performance purely on her campaign. On the contrary, the past eight years of policymaking have damaged Democrats at all levels. Recovering Democratic strength will require the party’s leaders to come to terms with what it has become — and the role Obama played in bringing it to this point.

Two key elements characterized the kind of domestic political economy the administration pursued: The first was the foreclosure crisis and the subsequent bank bailouts. The resulting policy framework of Tim Geithner’s Treasury Department was, in effect, a wholesale attack on the American home (the main store of middle-class wealth) in favor of concentrated financial power. The second was the administration’s pro-monopoly policies, which crushed the rural areas that in 2016 lost voter turnout and swung to Donald Trump.
An article worth your time.

Stanford Rathbun Lecture 2017 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

‘Like a Slave:’ Three Muslim Women, At Least One Of Them Bloodied, Called Police on Imran Awan

The Daily Caller reports:
Multiple women in relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act show.

Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she “just wanted to leave,” while the second said she felt like a “slave,” according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept “in captivity.”

The third woman is Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped.
Cultural diversity from the Democrat party.

Illinois submits big Obamacare rate increases to the feds

The Chicago Tribune

NFL ratings are down again this season. Is it time to panic yet?

H-1B applications receiving extra scrutiny under Trump administration, data shows

The San Francisco Chronicle

California Gov. Compares Trump Supporters To Ancient Cave People

GOP Senator Bill Cassidy defends health bill against Jimmy Kimmel’s attacks

Mutual is a dating app exclusively for Mormons. For some, it's been an answer to their prayers.

Liberals Immediately Attack Fox News’ Newest Host

Just 28% of single moms who enter college receive a degree within six years (vs. 57% of women with no children)

Yes, you can get brought up on Title IX complaints for writing a book that's critical of Title IX procedures.

Chicago has over 500 homicides this year and none were killed by statues of dead white guys but by black thugs.The Klan has gotten a tan!

Jimmy Kimmel tears into everyone who came after him for speaking out about health care

Q&A: Explaining the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

Legally Speaking: Antonin Scalia

Don’t hold your breath for a bigger pay raise next year.

15 GOP governors support Obamacare overhaul

In the 1950s families spent more on alcohol and tobacco than housing

Emma Stone on her lifelong struggle with anxiety: "I was a very, very, very anxious child

Most Americans aren’t very interested in science news and information, according to a new Pew Research Center study

Fake Picture?

In 1961, 51 countries consumed less than 2000 calories per day. Today only 1 nation does.

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Kill Right-to-Work

The Inside Sources

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