Is Doing Much Better Than Expected? 0 replies
News report out on Monday said that 83% of companies in the S&P 500 beat expectations for earnings in the second quarter of the year, the first time that’s happened in more than a decade.
That’s been a common refrain over the past several months, as the economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdowns has repeatedly outperformed what the “experts” expected. (snip) In some cases, the difference between what economists were predicting at the start of the pandemic and what’s actually occurred is stark.
Take the forecasts for unemployment.
In March, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis projected
the Soros role in creating America’s
riot-coddling DAs 20 replies
Fox News has drawn our attention to the fact that George Soros is bankrolling the leftist district attorneys who are fostering so much rioting in America’s blue cities, based on their refusal to prosecute looters and rioters. But probably not in the way they meant to. Here’s what went down over at the semi-cheesy news commentary show called ‘Outnumbered’ whose format is a group of leggy women sitting on a circular sofa with some man in the news and grilling him with chick-like excited shouts and exclamations. It’s now a Zoom thing without the leg business. And in this case, it led to a very unexpected outcome:
Down In History As Riot Night 2020 13 replies
When the Republicans took both chambers of Congress in the historic 1994 elections, ABC news anchor Peter Jennings said “the voters had a temper tantrum.” He felt it necessary to portray GOP voters as children. But they did it the right way. If Americans want change, and feel the need to act up, the ballot box is the place to do it. Democratic comrades, however, have decided that violence how they are going to get their way.
What we’ve already had plenty of is likely to erupt even more violently on the evening Nov. 3 and the morning of Nov.
A Nobel Laureate Says It Might Be 13 replies
A few weeks ago, we asked this same question about the pandemic – is it safe to go outside yet? The data made a good case that it was. Today, they look even better.
According to the Centers for Disease Control’s latest data, released six days ago, shows that, through Aug. 29, predicted excess deaths have moved below the threshold for excess deaths. (See chart below.) When we last wrote about this, after total deaths had for months exceeded the threshold, the two numbers were moving closer. Stanford biophysics professor Michael Levitt, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, says
administration together with Joe Biden’ 7 replies
Was this a slip of the lip or a forthright acknowledgment of reality? My guess is that her ego got the better of Senator Harris, who, after all, is used to assuming power through questionable exploitation of older men. It must be a classic “Kinsley gaffe,” a politician accidentally telling the truth, since nobody would ever describe Kamala Harris as “forthright.” Whatever the underlying psychology, during a “virtual address” (i.e., a video call like Zoom) to a group of Hispanic small business–owners in Arizona on Saturday, the junior senator from California spoke of “a Harris administration together with Joe Biden”:
lets him out, surprised to find he sets new fires 22 replies
There’s stupid, there’s pig-stupid, and there’s Oregon. That’s the astonishing picture we have here where a suspect, Domingo Lopez, Jr., 45, who had been arrested just 12 hours earlier for setting fires, got somehow let out and proceeded to commit to more arson, with the Antifa weapon of choice, the Molotov cocktail, as if that couldn’t be foreseen. The second time around, he set six fires. Who needs global warming with guys like this? The big fail here was from the justice system, which let the known firebug, freshly caught in the act, out and about. Obviously, there’s something going on
‘protestors’ block emergency room
entrance, chanting ‘we hope they die’ 18 replies
In a demonstration of astounding psychopathetic brutality, Black Lives Matter protestors blocked the entrance to a Los Angeles emergency room as two near-mortally wounded sheriffs, ambushed in cold blood in Compton, were brought in bleeding. And to make sure nobody misunderstood their intentions, they chanted in unison: “We hope they die.”
(Snip for Tweet) Here’s the cold-blooded hit-job against the two cops sitting in their car in a well-lit area, done on camera. According to news reports, the victims now in critical condition and fighting for their lives were a male 24-year-old rookie and a 31-year-old mother of a six-year old child.
Trump and the left is going haywire 11 replies
Democrats are having a shattered-glass crack-up to the continuous good news coming from President Trump on the global peace front. Their famously disciplined lockstep ‘narrative’ has gone haywire. Over in Sweden, a legislator has nominated President Trump for the Nobel peace prize over his role in bringing peace to longtime foes Kosovo and Serbia. That’s the second one who’s done it. It follows a Norwegian legislator’s nomination of Trump this same week for the same prize over his role in brokering an Israel-UAE entente, the biggest peace breakthrough since the Camp David accords, which made peace between Israel and Egypt. That one earned its participants a Nobel prize, too.
Nuclear Power Kill The Dems’
Green New Deal? Let’s Hope So 12 replies
While the media focus on the chaos in American cities and the COVID-19 shutdowns, you might have missed this good news on the energy front: The federal government just approved a new, smaller, safer nuclear power plant design, putting nuclear back on the nation’s menu of energy choices.
It might not seem like much, but until this decade, the last nuclear power plant built in the U.S. was 1977. Today, there are an estimated 96 nuclear power plants producing 20% of all our electricity and half of our non-carbon-based power. If that sounds impressive, consider this: As recently as the
Coming For The Washington Monument 11 replies
Remember a few years ago, when the left scoffed at President Donald Trump for suggesting that mobs tearing down Confederate statues wouldn’t stop there?
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You really do have to ask yourself: ‘Where does it stop?’”
NPR even did a “fact check” to prove Trump was nuts for saying that. Others blasted the president for comparing the nation’s founders to slave-loving traitors, suggesting that it was another example of Trump’s racism. Well
Sincere About ‘Condemning’ Violence 7 replies
Joe Biden wants the public to believe that he’s always deemed violence “unacceptable,” even when it’s perpetrated by leftists. But when he and his party held the national spotlight just two weeks ago, they were cheering on the same thugs as “peaceful protesters.”
“I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right,” Biden said on Monday. That’s certainly news to anyone of the millions who watched his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Biden had absolutely nothing whatsoever to say about the ongoing violence around the country. Zip. Zero. Nada.
By the time
From Bear Twice In A Week 23 replies
KINGS BEACH – For the second time in just over a week, a Safeway grocery store in Lake Tahoe got an unexpected visitor: a bear. Cell phone video taken by a customer Aug. 27 showed the bear inside the Safeway in the community of Kings Beach, on the north end of Lake Tahoe. The bear appears to be rummaging around the produce section. This is the second time a bear has visited the same store this month. On Aug. 18, a bear came in, grabbed a bag of Tostitos and then walked back out, according to video obtained by CBS affiliate KUTV. No injuries were reported in either incident.