Thoughts for a Wednesday on liberal vs. conservative approaches to economic policy and on the minimum wage.Continue reading “Quick Takes On Economic Policy”
Immigration, voter ID laws and trees…all in the midweek edition of quick takes.Continue reading “Midweek Quick Takes”
Alas, it is a part of the human condition that we all are probably hypocritical at certain points in our lives. Yet, it still amazes Thinking Man when it is so radically obvious. And when you are a public figure or organization you would think you would have a little more self-awareness.
Former President Donald Trump earlier this week called for a boycott of Coca-Cola, after the company jumped into politics and came out strongly against Georgia’s new election integrity law.
The very next day, the former President was photographed drinking a Diet Coke.
For Coca-Cola, they have strongly criticized the new law in Georgie, where they are headquartered. Among the subjects of criticism is the requirement to have a photo ID, which critics say is racist (because apparently only minorities can’t get a photo?)
Sign posted outside the 2020 annual meeting of Coca Cola shareholders:
“At the entrance to the meeting, we will verify your registration…and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport”
There has been much controversy about an election law recently passed in the state of Georgia. The law’s provisions include such things as a requirement for a photo ID to vote in person, tightening validation provisions around mail-in ballots, and a provision that most of us would not think of but which forbids passing out food and drinks to people standing in line to vote.
Liberal politicians have screamed charges of racism and voter suppression. Corporations such as Delta Airlines have joined in and Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that they are moving this year’s All-Star game out of Atlanta because of the outrage. Yesterday, Manfred announced that the game would be held in Denver, presumably because Colorado was much less ‘racist’ than Georgia in how it handled election. Yet, the actual reality is quite interesting, as is the intellectual integrity of Manfred and MLB.Continue reading “The Intellectual Dishonesty of Rob Manfred and MLB”
President Biden said yesterday that his proposed $2.3 trillion spending bill will create 19 million jobs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 10.1 million people unemployed in the United States.
That is some amazing math!
(And remember, you heard it here first. Somehow the media missed it.)
Election laws in the United States are determined by the states and always have been since that requirement is part of the US Constitution.
Georgia recently passed a law to limit potential election fraud, including provisions to put tighter limits on mail-in voting and to require photo identification.Continue reading “Georgia And Election Law”
On Tuesday, CNN reporter Devan Cole made a statement that may be one of the dumbest things you have heard lately…or ever.
In a ‘news story’ about transgender teens in sports, Cole said “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth.” Really. Not only did a person actually say that, but someone who supposedly has a college degree but somehow missed the whole part about the birds and the bees and the X and Y chromosomes.
May we just say that however many pennies he draws in salary each year, is roughly 100 percent more than his abilities are worth. And we should add that CNN has now lost what little credibility they had left.
For college basketball fans, March Madness is always a time of bracketology and Cinderella stories. One of the Cinderella stories this year has been Oral Roberts who is a #15 seed from a minor conference who made it to the Sweet 16.
This year, the politically correct ‘woke’ culture has decided that’s not such a fun story. Prior to the Sweet 16 games this past weekend, radical leftist groups called for the NCAA to make Oral Roberts forfeit the rest of its games. Because of some rule violation, or an ineligible player? No, it seems that the religious school does not believe in same sex marriage. And so in the intolerance of the ‘ban everything I disagree with’ mentality of modern radicalism, Oral Roberts basketball team should be forbidden to play in the NCAA because of the religious beliefs of the school.
During the election, there was a good deal of debate about how Joe Biden would govern. Throughout his career, he had been a fairly moderate Democrat. As a Democrat, that meant that he leaned liberal but he also had never been on the left wing of the Party and worked in a bi-partisan way on many issues. Yet, many argued that the Democratic Party had become controlled by the extreme liberal wing, and his choice of Vice President, Kamala Harris, the second most liberal US Senator, seemed to give credence to the notion that Biden would become much more liberal as President than his previous record might indicate.
Biden seemed to go a long way toward answering that question this week.Continue reading “What Does This Week Tell Us About Biden’s Governing Philosophy?”
Bad governors, borders, money for nothing and a four year first. All this in weekend quick takes.Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”