Category Archives: Business

IBM: Dow and Out?

What is the life span of a stock in “dog-of-the-Dow” years? It’s been a rather bad month for IBM. Since announcing 1Q 2017 earnings in early April, the stock is down over 20 points to $150 a share – a … Continue reading

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Untied Airlines

A United Airlines passenger who had paid for a valid ticket and was sitting in his assigned seat – locked and in the upright position, tray table stowed – was forcibly removed by thuggish “airport cops” because the airline needed … Continue reading

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Tears for Sears

On page 48 of the 2016 Annual Report for Sears, a company that was a venerated retailer for more than a century until a thing called “the internets” intruded, we find this remarkable passage: “Our historical operating results indicate substantial … Continue reading

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No Reach-Around from CPAC for Milo

Conservative, gay rabble-rouser Milo Yiannopoulos (nee. Hanrahan) was thwarted recently from making a speech at U.C. Berkeley by rowdy students who didn’t appreciate giving the flaming flame-thrower a platform to disgorge what they considered hate speech. Based on Yiannopoulos’ past, … Continue reading

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Puzzed!

After Ronald Reagan nominated Robert Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court, Democrats in the Senate went after the scraggly-bearded Duck Dynasty judge with a vengeance. Having been one of Richard Nixon’s loyal automatons during the Watergate scandal, Bork … Continue reading

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The Oaf of Office

The official transcript of the Oath of Office as administered by Chief Justice of the U.S. John Roberts to Donald Trump, January 20, 2017: Roberts: Raise your right pussy grabber and repeat after me. I, Donald John Trump — Trump: … Continue reading

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A Scary Home Companion

Amazon has come a long way since the days it shipped books and bowling balls at a loss direct to consumers who ordered such products on a new-fangled invention called the internet. Out of necessity, but also with an intuitive … Continue reading

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The Curse of Salvator Mundi

A Renaissance-era painting titled “Salvator Mundi” thought to have been executed by a student of Leonardo Da Vinci around 1500 was sold at auction in 1958 for less than $100. No doubt the seller considered it a good deal, for … Continue reading

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Recount Blues for the Orange Man

Are you ready for more of this? Jill Stein and her Green group want to force a recount of the votes cast in Wisconsin, Michigan and maybe Pennsylvania where the gap separating Clinton and Trump is miniscule. And after a … Continue reading

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Cuomo’s Egregious Nuke Calculus

The life of a person living in Westchester County is worth more than that of someone in far Upstate New York. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, lives in Westchester and he believes that fully. Indian Point nuclear plant, commissioned … Continue reading

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Error on Terror

Warning! Probably not terror! Eerily similar to the terrorist incident during the Boston Marathon in 2013, a bomb hidden in a garbage can along the route of a 5K foot race in Seaside Park, NJ exploded – thankfully without injuring … Continue reading

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Good Guys With Guns Run

A week after a brain-fried miscreant in Newtown, CT shot and killed 26 people including 20 children, Executive Vice President of the NRA Wayne LaPierre exclaimed at the organization’s annual meeting in response to another mass shooting, “The only way … Continue reading

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Cut That Man a Check

Mass murderer Omar Mateen when he was only just a douchebag The moment the stock market opened on the Monday after this past weekend’s horrific mass shooting in Orlando, the share prices of prominent arms makers – Ruger, Smith & … Continue reading

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El Al Can’t Help Us

State of the art in airport security: TSA checking for C-4 in man’s ball-sack Another modern jetliner fell out of the sky yesterday into the Mediterranean Sea, and considering its origin (France) is a top target of ISIS (Islamic State … Continue reading

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NC Rednecks Legislate Doody Time

Strangely, this is still legal in North Carolina The State of North Carolina has taken a serious beating in the past week or so following the signing of a Neanderthal law that prohibits localities to enact their own anti-discrimination laws, … Continue reading

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This Week in Unintended Consequences

No word modifies “consequences” quite like “unintended.” When a strategy is comprehensive and the associated plan is executed well, people talk about results and outcomes. If people are talking about consequences, then they’re probably unintended. Government Proves Apple is Mortal … Continue reading

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Opioid Induced Constipation – the Invisible Killer

With regularity the pharmaceutical industry pumps out one after the other miracle drug to address a problem no one knew they had. A-Fib, psoriatic arthritis (Phil Mickelson disease), dry eye syndrome – big pharma has taken notice. And now through … Continue reading

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Sam Palmisano: Dark Lord of Wealth Destruction

A couple years before he left IBM in 2012 to ponder the many ways he might spend his $100M+ retirement compensation package, Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano laid down a bold prediction (guarantee, actually, ala. Joe Namath before Super Bowl … Continue reading

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George Lucas: Jedi Master Baiter

Director George Lucas ignited a minor kerfuffle the other day during an interview with Charlie Rose, implying that the Disney suits who bought out his Lucasfilm company for $4 billion in 2012 – thereby securing the rights to the “Star … Continue reading

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Thad Cockroach – King of Pork

They don’t call Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi the “King of Pork” for nothing. According to the Mississippi Conservative Daily, in the year before Congressional budget earmarks were banned in 2010, “Cochran sponsored or co-sponsored 243 earmarks for nearly half … Continue reading

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