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  • Welch’s past should’ve prompted Illinois Democrats to slow down election of new speaker

    01/18/2021 2:05:28 PM PST · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15, 2021 | Eric Zorn
    I’m certainly hoping that newly elected Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch has the leadership skills, the wisdom, the guts and the character to help yank the state back from the economic abyss and promote legislation that will improve our quality of life. Does he? “A 2002 police report indicates that officers in west suburban Hillside were called to Welch’s home, where an ex-girlfriend told them that Welch slammed her head into a kitchen countertop numerous times after she called him ‘a loser.’ The woman did not press charges after talking it over with a relative of Welch’s.” “Welch also faced...
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman And CEO of GE, dies at 84

    03/02/2020 6:01:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/02/20
    Jack Welch was a railroad conductor’s son who rose to chairman and CEO of General Electric.During the 20 years he led the conglomerate, its market value grew from $12 billion to $410 billion.Fortune magazine once called him “manager of the century,” but he also was known as “Neutron Jack” for slashing tens of thousands of jobs.  Jack Welch, a railroad conductor’s son who became chairman and CEO of General Electric and led it for two decades, growing its market value from $12 billion to $410 billion, has died. He was 84.His death was announced Monday by his wife, Suzy. With...
  • Republicans are crazy for embracing nutty Roy Moore (#NeverTrump Alert)

    10/25/2017 12:04:13 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review (where I work), once confessed in private, “I wish to hell I could attack them without pleasing people I can’t stand to please.” By “them” he meant the members of the conspiracy-mongering, anti-Communist, anti-United Nations, anti-civil rights John Birch Society. The people Bill couldn’t stand to please, of course, were liberals. And yet Buckley did eventually go after the Birchers, at first trying as best he could to denounce their leader, Robert Welch, without alienating the rank and file. Eventually, this needle became impossible to thread, specifically when Welch began insisting that...
  • Donald Trump gets high praise from ex-GE exec Welch

    02/04/2017 12:39:05 AM PST · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 04, 2017 | Chris Cassidy
    Retired General Electric CEO Jack Welch says his two-hour White House meeting with President Trump and other business executives “far exceeded my expectations” and covered issues ranging from immigration to financial regulations to women in the workplace. “I’m telling you it was one of the best meetings I’ve ever been to in my life in terms of real stuff, real issues being discussed,” Welch told the Herald by phone last night. “No phony baloney. Nothing like that.” Welch said he has met with nearly every president since 1981, and found Trump surprisingly well-versed on topics, engaged and genuinely focused on...
  • PizzaGate-Washington D.C. police arrest man with a rifle-Edgar Maddison Welch-at Comet Ping Pong

    12/04/2016 7:30:50 PM PST · by Bunyan · 67 replies
    Washington Post via Lucas Daniel Smith's Blog "Was Obama Born In Kenya" ^ | December 4, 2016 | Washington Post via Lucas Daniel Smith's Blog
    It appears that a man, who is described as being in his late 20s, entered Comet Ping Pong (another pizza place in DC which is owned by James Achilles Alefantis – owner of Comet Pizza in DC) today with a rifle or a gun of some type.... Other reports are indicating that the man was later identified as Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 years of age, from Salisbury, North Carolina....
  • Vermont congressman says he represents 'Sanders wing' of GOP [Peter Welch]

    10/07/2016 8:54:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2016 4:30 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    Democratic Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont is feeling the love from Republicans. Welch won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in August for re-election this year to a sixth term, and faces a little known candidate in November from the small Liberty Union political party. Winning both major party nominations is rare but not unheard of. Welch also was the pick of both parties in 2008 for Vermont’s only seat in the U.S. House. This year, he’s the only congressional candidate nominated by both the Democrats and the Republicans. Known as an open-minded liberal, Welch is praised by GOP leaders...
  • Welch: We need a president who will energize the country

    10/09/2015 2:50:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-9-2015 | Cavuto
    Oct. 09, 2015 - 12:13 - Former General Electric CEO on House GOP shakeup, 2016 politics
  • Former GE CEO says he’s really attracted to Ted Cruz

    04/15/2015 10:39:30 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/15/2015 | Rightscoop
    Video in link- Former GE Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch, says he’s really attracted to Ted Cruz right now because he does what he says he’s going to do and he’s good on free markets and defense.
  • Jack Welch to GOP: Run a real conservative in 2016

    11/03/2014 10:19:14 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 02, 2014 | Matt Belvedere
    <p>Republicans need to run a presidential candidate in 2016 like a Ted Cruz or a Rand Paul, not a Jeb Bush or a Chris Christie, management guru Jack Welch told CNBC on Monday.</p> <p>Bush and Christie are "too middle of the road" to win the country, the conservative-leaning Welch said in a "Squawk Box" interview—a day before the 2014 midterm election in which Republicans hope to take control of the Senate.</p>
  • Jack Welch to GOP: Run a real conservative in 2016

    11/03/2014 7:24:15 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 77 replies ^ | November 3, 2014 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Republicans need to run a presidential candidate in 2016 like a Ted Cruz or a Rand Paul, not a Jeb Bush or a Chris Christie, management guru Jack Welch told CNBC on Monday. Bush and Christie are "too middle of the road" to win the country, the conservative-leaning Welch said in a "Squawk Box" interview—a day before the 2014 midterm election in which Republicans hope to take control of the Senate.
  • The IRS Ten: The New Keating Five

    06/13/2013 6:09:47 AM PDT · by joygrace · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.13.2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Nine senators, congressman follow pattern of S&L scandal: contributions and intervention. So here’s the formula. An independent agency of the U.S. government. United States Senators. A powerful campaign contributor to said United States Senators. A powerful campaign contributor who wants something from said independent agency. Add it all together and what you get is — The Keating Five. And the IRS Ten. Let’s start, by way of illustrating how the game worked, with The Keating Five.
  • Suspension over gun-shaped toaster pastry is now permanent mark on kid’s record

    06/13/2013 5:05:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 6-13-2013 | Eric Owens
    This week brought more bad news for Joshua Welch, the Baltimore-area second-grader who was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped a breakfast pastry into something resembling a gun. School officials have denied an appeal to have the suspension expunged from the boy’s permanent record, reports The Baltimore Sun. Robin Ficker, the attorney representing Welch and his family, said he will now take the matter to the Anne Arundel County school board. Under local regulations, he has 30 days to do so. “If this school can’t educate a seven-year-old without putting him out of school, how are...
  • Maryland lawmaker introduces bill after pastry 'gun' suspension

    03/09/2013 11:02:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies ^ | 3-9-2013 | FoxNews
    <p>A Maryland lawmaker has introduced legislation after a 7-year-old boy in his district was suspended for shaping a pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun.</p> <p>The Star Democrat reports that Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from suspending students for seemingly harmless childish acts, such as playing games with fingers pointed like guns or chewing food into the shape of a firearm.</p>
  • It Looks Like The Huge Drop In Jobless Claims Was All Due To One Mystery State

    10/11/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/11/12 | Sam Ro
    Earlier this morning, the Department of Labor reported that initial jobless claims plunged to 339K from 369K a week ago.Economists were looking for a reading of 370k.Immediately, Twitter exploded with tweets mocking Jack Welch, who claimed last week's jobs report was fixed to artificially drop the September unemployment rate to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent in August.Coincidentally, cryptic messages came through from Bloomberg and the WSJ that raised doubts about today's report. From Bloomberg:

    10/06/2012 7:21:45 AM PDT · by Snuph · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 6, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    In a heated debate with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch doubled-down on his claim that the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey released Friday, which showed a spike in employment and a drop in the unemployment metric from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, is bogus. Welch explained his rationale to the MSNBC host: “We had 600,000 government jobs added in the last two months. We had 873,00 jobs by a household survey — which is a total estimate — from 50,000 phone calls. Of those, 600,000 were temporary workers. Chris, these numbers are all a series of...
  • Jack Welch tweets conspiracy theory over better-than-expected jobs number

    10/05/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies ^ | 10-05-2012 | MarketWatch
    <p>Friday’s better-than-expected jobs report sparked stock futures and conspiracy theories.</p> <p>The U.S. added a scant 114,000 new jobs in September, but the unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since President Barack Obama took office in a potential jolt to the election.</p>
  • Business Icon Jack Welch: “Romney’s Going to Win – Don’t Get Weak-Kneed” (Video)

    09/20/2012 8:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch told Neil Cavuto today that Mitt Romney will win. “Mitt Romney will win and I don’t want you to get weak-kneed like this last discussion with Charlie about Wall Street getting weak-kneed. Nobody’s getting weak-kneed.” That’s some sage advice from an American hero. (VIDEO AT LINK)

    04/13/2012 3:39:14 PM PDT · by bramps · 30 replies
    Eh, what does this guy know about leadership, anyway? He’s only the most widely respected CEO of the last twenty years or so and the founder of a school that develops leaders in the business world, plus the author of a book or two on the subject. Former GE chief Jack Welch unloaded on Barack Obama yesterday for his chronic lack of leadership, manifest mainly through the ever-expanding universe of scapegoats that Obama cites for the failures of his economic policies. Welch thinks that Obama has become positively Nixonian — or maybe worse (via Instapundit):
  • Pa. GOP endorses [Obama Supporter] Welch as a challenger for Casey

    01/30/2012 10:27:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Times leader, via the AP ^ | January 30, 2012 | Marc Levy
    HARRISBURG — A Chester County entrepreneur won the endorsement Saturday from Pennsylvania’s Republican Party in what could be a bruising, four-way primary election for the nomination to contest Democrat Bob Casey’s re-election bid for U.S. Senate. The endorsement was won by Steve Welch after an extraordinary show of power by Gov. Tom Corbett, who began calling state party officials to tell them of his support for Welch less than two weeks ago. (snip) The endorsement of Welch will be viewed by grassroots party members “as a poke in the face,” Rohrer said. Welch has been criticized by his rivals for...
  • Several Democrats attack State. Dept. pipeline finding

    08/27/2011 4:23:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Capitol Hill opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline are attacking the State Department’s finding that the proposed project will cause minimal environmental harm if managed properly.The State Department’s conclusion in an environmental analysis released Friday is a crucial step toward final federal approval of the 1,700-mile pipeline, which would bring crude from Alberta’s oil sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries.But the finding isn’t sitting well with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who called the analysis flawed, alleging the State Department failed to “adequately asses the real environmental impact.” The pipeline would run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and...