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  • The Historic Problem With Hoppin' John

    12/28/2020 4:33:17 PM PST · by mylife · 61 replies
    serious eats ^ | 12/22/2020 | robert moss
    New Year's Day is approaching, which means we need to have a little talk about Hoppin' John. A savory blend of rice and black-eyed peas, it's served alongside collard greens as the traditional New Year's Day meal in the South and, increasingly, in other parts of the country. Eating those two dishes will ensure prosperity in the new year, and the collards represent greenbacks and the black-eyed peas coins. Or so they say. For a long time, if offered a plate of collards and Hoppin' John on New Years, I would have been inclined to say, "keep the change," for...
  • Joel Osteen Releases New Book 'Live Your Best Life Now By Taking Millions In Small Business Aid From The Government'

    12/20/2020 4:28:13 PM PST · by BipolarBob · 16 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 12/17/2020 | Babylon Bee
    HOUSTON, TX—Joel Osteen is a prolific author, having instructed his ghostwriter to pen dozens of bestselling books over the course of his career. Now, he's got a new book that's set to top the New York Times Bestseller List: Live Your Best Life Now by Taking Millions in Small Business Aid from the Government. The book will teach Christians to name and claim up to $4 million in small business aid, allowing them to use their positive mental energy to redirect the loans from businesses who desperately need it to their own lives and ministries. "Are you struggling to make...
  • "Preferring Trump Economy Is Selfish" [semi-satire]

    09/17/2020 9:55:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 September 2020 | John Semmens
    Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude warned viewers of MSNBC's Morning Joe show not to allow selfishness to lure them into voting for Trump. "I know a lot of you are tempted to place your own prosperity ahead of social justice and vote for Trump's reelection," Glaude said. "Well, DON'T DO IT!" "Granted, Trump's economic policies of deregulation and tax cuts have helped spur a booming economy," the Professor admitted. "Unemployment was at historic lows for minorities before the pandemic and the lockdowns hit. Likewise, stock prices have rallied back to where they were in January—enriching every person who has an IRA...
  • Schumer: "We'll Sue" [semi-satire]

    08/08/2020 1:26:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 August 2020 | John Semmens
    President Trump's effort to break the Congressional deadlock on the next iteration of coronavirus relief by threatening to issue an Executive Order has Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) incensed. "His insistence that the coronavirus relief bill be focused on stimulating the economy after it was shut down to slow the spread of the contagion is too narrow," he said. "We want to include bailouts for states that have crippled their economies with reckless spending and high taxes. There are hundreds of thousands of government employees in my state who could face layoffs, pay cuts, or deferred pensions if federal...
  • Goya CEO Won’t Apologize [semi-satire]

    07/11/2020 3:22:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2020 | John Semmens
    This week Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue participated in the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. The Initiative asked Hispanic business owners and managers for their ideas on how the Trump Administration could help improve opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics. Unanue’s praise for this initiative sparked a firestorm of hate from anti-Trump hysterics demanding that he apologize or face a boycott of his company’s products. In contrast to typical corporate CEOs, Unanue held his ground and refused to apologize. “Unlike President Obama, President Trump is genuinely concerned with the prosperity of all Americans,”...
  • Clinton Knocks Trump's COVID Response [semi-satire]

    07/04/2020 10:14:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2020 | John Semmens
    In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, loser of the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton boasts that "I would've done a better job handling the pandemic than Trump." "First, if I had been the president when the virus struck there would have been no need to shut down the economy," Clinton asserted. "The only reason for shutting down the economy was to deflate the economic gains in profits and jobs sparked by Trump's tax cuts and deregulation. This unwarranted prosperity would never have happened if I were running the federal government. Dr. Fauci wouldn't have been allowed to issue dire...
  • School Org to Change Slogan [semi-satire]

    07/04/2020 12:35:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2020 | John Semmens
    The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) announced it is retiring the slogan "Work hard. Be Nice." Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation CEO, said "the amazing financial success of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization's business plan of 'Break Stuff, Get Paid' has inspired us to rethink our message." "Clearly, the 'work hard and be nice' model only works in a civilized free society." Barth declared. "If we examine the hundred thousand years that homo sapiens have lived we observe that in only a few hundred years and in very few places have we seen free societies. The 'break stuff and get...
  • President Donald J. Trump and His Administration are Empowering Women to Enhance Peace and Prosperity Around the World

    06/11/2020 4:19:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | June 11, 2020 | White House
      EMPOWERING WOMEN TO PROMOTE PEACE: The Trump Administration is releasing new plans to enhance the safety, leadership, and meaningful participation of women in political and civic life worldwide. Today, the United States Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released their plans to advance the 2019 United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS).These plans outline steps the Federal Government is taking to enhance women’s role in preventing, resolving, and recovering from conflict.The United States understands that societies where women are empowered are more stable and peaceful, both economically and...
  • Dating: Don't Waste Your Time

    02/12/2020 10:54:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    PragerU ^ | February 10, 2020 | Lauren Chen
    Why does the world of dating seem so complicated? Lauren Chen, host of Pseudo-Intellectual on Blaze TV, offers some useful navigational tools. It starts with this basic question: what is the purpose of dating? The answer may shock you.
  • Trump Accomplishments Called "Destabilizing" [semi-satire]

    01/04/2020 3:14:14 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    The list of 319 positive accomplishments achieved during the first three years of the Trump Administration were assailed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) as "further evidence of his unsuitability to serve as president. He has taken this country off of the track that his immediate predecessor set for America. The different direction Trump has set us on is, in effect, a derailment that has destabilized the nation." Vice-President Mike Pence disagreed and pointed out that "we are living in a stronger and more secure America with the best economy in the history of this country. We're confident that this...
  • Greta Thunberg Is the Perfect Hero for an Unserious Time

    12/13/2019 5:01:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 13, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    Who better than a finger-wagging teen bereft of accomplishment, or any comprehension of basic economics or history, to be Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019? Greta Thunberg’s canonization is a perfect expression of media activism in a deeply unserious time. Has there ever been a less consequential person picked to be Person of the Year? I doubt it. I mean, Wallis Simpson, 1936’s Person of the Year, got King Edward VIII to abdicate the throne. Thunberg can’t even get you to abdicate your air-conditioning. These days we celebrate vacuous fire and brimstone. “Greta Thunberg”—the idea, not the girl—is...
  • The Inaugural Address -- by President Donald John Trump, January 20, 2017, transcript

    01/22/2017 11:32:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | January 20, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to...
  • Coloradans for Prosperity is sending people voter “report cards.”

    11/02/2019 3:13:42 PM PDT · by catnipman · 35 replies
    Colorado Sun ^ | 11/1/2019 | Jesse Paul
    The Democratic-leaning issue committee is supporting Proposition CC, which seeks to eliminate state spending caps under TABOR. Turnout among Democrats for the 2019 election has been low. Coloradans for Prosperity, a deep-pocketed group working to pass Proposition CC on November’s ballot, has been sending people a voter “report card” in an effort to boost turnout. The report cards grade recipients on their recent voting record compared to their neighbors, urging them to cast their ballots. Some voters have been frustrated by the mailers, however, saying they incorrectly give them a poor mark on their turnout. “Public records indicate that you...
  • Did Slavery Create American Prosperity?

    09/26/2019 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2019 | Doug Petrikat
    Recently there seem to be an increasing number of claims that American prosperity resulted from slavery. This is presented as justification for the renewed calls for reparations for slavery, which Democrats are using in an attempt to gain support as we approach the next presidential election. But did slavery actually create the wealth of the U.S.? Does this claim have any historical basis in fact, or is this a distortion of history to influence the views of voters? We should all agree that slavery is an immoral institution in which people are treated as property and work, not for themselves,...
  • Why Your Beautiful Lawn Is now a Racist and Ecological Crime

    09/01/2019 2:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2019 | Edwin Benson
    Once again, a traditional symbol has become a target of those who attack private property rights and the American way of life. In this case, the symbol is the lawn – those closely-cropped grassy areas that surround most single-family homes. The basis for the attack is very typically environmentalism and racism. The messenger is an article in The New York Times. Its title is unassuming enough – “The Great American Lawn: How the Dream was Manufactured.” The vehicle is an embedded seven-minute film, produced by David Botti. The Attack The film’s first minute summarizes the environmental concerns: More water is...
  • Despite Scary Headlines, America's Elderly Continue to Prosper

    08/14/2019 9:58:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/14/2019 | Gary Burtless
    You should be afraid, very afraid. Or so I’m told when I imprudently open email solicitations and read the news articles linked in those solicitations. Why should I be afraid? Because, if I’m like most Americans, I am approaching old age with too little savings to enjoy a secure and adequate retirement. The frequent warnings may contain a kernel of truth (see here, here, and here). Still, it’s hard to see much evidence for the scary headlines when we examine the relevant income statistics. They show the elderly and retired are doing pretty well. What is more, their incomes compare...
  • Big Government Is Not the Answer to Climate Change

    07/09/2019 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Nicolas Loris
    In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age. When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000. Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism. We’re now being told we only have 12 years to combat climate change, and the solution is to fundamentally dismantle the system of...
  • There's always hope: Amidst all doomsday talk, things have never been better.

    05/14/2019 9:44:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/14/2019 | Richard Rahn
    For most people, particularly in the United States, things have never been better. Yet, the newspapers and airwaves are filled with stories of impending disaster. Many of the doomsday scenarios have been around for some time but doomsday has yet to arrive. We were told by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc. that the Trump election would be an economic calamity and that we would be in major new wars by now. None of this happened — in fact, just the opposite — but sometime the boom will end, maybe next month, next year; no one...
  • Capitalism isn't immoral, Socialism is

    01/24/2019 4:04:48 PM PST · by huckfillary · 18 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 23, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on Monday that she believes a system that allows people to become billionaires is “immoral.” Wrong, fool. A system that doesn’t permit people to keep what they earn, that punishes success and achievement while rewarding legalized plunder of the unearned for political gain is immoral. A system that results not in economic prosperity and a rise in the standard of living for each generation, but instead results in stagnation, mediocrity and ultimately despair–THAT’S immoral.
  • America Needs Virtue before Prosperity: A Response to Tucker Carlson

    01/08/2019 8:27:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2019 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson generated a veritable firestorm over his pitch for a new brand of American populism. In truth, his brand of populism isn’t particularly new — it’s a merger of Pat Buchanan–era paleoconservatism and Bush-era compassionate conservatism. It’s an attempt to rally government behind preferred conservative causes — rebuilding the family chief among them — rather than recognizing that government is typically an obstacle to those causes; it’s an attempt to fill a gap in the soul with a policy-based solution.Here’s Carlson’s explanation of markets: Market capitalism is a tool, like a staple gun or a...