Tammy on October 20, 2018
After all, I’ve never known Trump supporters to quit, have you? 😉 Via CBS News. Owners of the Trumped Store and Cafe in Show Low, Arizona, are cashing in on Mr. Trump’s time so far in the Oval Office, doing brisk business with merchandise aimed at the 45th president’s biggest fans. From cardboard cutouts of administration officials to gold-plated $100 bills with Mr. Trump’s face on them, it’s the only brick-and-mortar store in the United States entirely dedicated to the president. Karen MacKean and Steve Slaton ran Northeastern Arizona’s Trump headquarters as volunteers during the 2016 campaign, and noticed incredible demand for all things Trump, even after the election, so they decided to open a store. “We started with just...
Tammy on January 12, 2017
Excellent news, good for CVS. Via Huffington Post. Families who rely on an epinephrine auto-injector to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions now have a more cost-effective option. CVS, the national pharmacy chain, will begin widely stocking the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, an auto-injector that dispenses epinephrine. The package of two pens costs $109.99. That’s significantly cheaper than the controversial EpiPen, which now costs $649.99 for a two-pack and $339.99 for a generic version of the EpiPen two-pack. People who qualify can get the CVS auto-injector price reduced even further if they use a coupon from Impax Laboratories (the creator of Adrenaclick), which offers a $100 discount per pack for up to three packs.
Shifra on March 9, 2016
Hey, Uncle Bernie: Slapchop! 🙂 HT Young Conservatives: Today, people living in Bucharest, Romania have access to much faster Internet than most of the US. That’s unacceptable and must change. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 2, 2016 @BernieSanders In Romania we have faster internet b/c we killed our commie dictator on Christmas morning in 1989Then we open up the markets — PauL Marco (@djPaulMarco) March 8, 2016 ****************************************************
Shifra on March 6, 2016
If these EU trade negotiators get their way, there will be no more champagne on U.S. store shelves, unless from the Champagne region of France. And, you can say goodbye to gouda cheese. And kiss your Kraft parmesan bye-bye. Via NY Post: Have you ever heard that “real Champagne” only comes from the Champagne region of France? It’s a great thing to say at a party if you want to sound sophisticated and insufferable. In Europe, it’s also the law. It may soon be the law in the United States, too, if European trade negotiators get their way. They want to use a potential trade agreement between the United States and the European Union to ban the sale of any...
Shifra on January 24, 2016
Doesn’t it seem like yesterday? Via CBS News: January 24th, 1984, 32 years ago today … the day Apple delivered on a promise it made in a Super Bowl commercial just two days earlier…. At $2,500, consumers found that original Macintosh too expensive for what it could actually do. Sales fell short of expectations. And in little more than a year, Jobs was effectively forced to leave the company…. On the verge of bankruptcy in 1997, Apple brought Jobs back — and what followed was a seemingly endless succession of successful Apple products, continuing up to Jobs’ death in 2011 — and beyond…. By the way, the early 1984 Macintosh computer had 0.13 MegaBytes of memory. The iPhone 6S, introduced...
Shifra on July 27, 2015
Whenever you hear a Lib spout the words “social justice” or “fairness,” you can be sure that it will not be about justice or fairness. It will, though, be about trying to control more of our lives. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Dem pals are trying to push through the “Schedules That Work Act,” which would require employers to give workers a minimum of two weeks’ advance notice of their work schedule. Because…fairness! Via Investor’s Business Daily: Never content to let life go on without their input, congressional Democrats now believe that it’s their job to tell businesses how to schedule employees. This is not about fairness; it’s about control. The Democrats don’t legislate — or issue executive orders —...
Shifra on June 23, 2015
Apparently, the Feds had the power to confiscate crops from farmers, under the guise of “stabilizing market prices.” Another one of FDR’s “power grab” rules. Via Fox News: The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can’t force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it’s worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win for private property rights. The justices ruled 8-1 that a 1940s-era program born out of the Great Depression is unconstitutional because it allows federal officials to seize personal property from farmers without fully compensating them, even though the goal is to benefit farmers by stabilizing market prices. The court sided with California farmers Marvin...
ashleymatt on March 18, 2015
**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted By ashleymatt** On February 28, Dr. Thomas Stanley, researcher and author of the classic personal finance book The Millionaire Next Door died in a car accident. I consider Dr. Stanley a hero for shedding light on the average American millionaire: not a bejeweled star on the red carpet or an NFL quarterback driving a Lamborghini, but a small business owner who lives in a modest house and drives a Ford. His work showed that it was possible to for ordinary people to build wealth and provided the (albeit unintentional) road-map of how to do it. The LA Times has decided to commemorate the death of this man who inspired a generation of readers to...
Shifra on May 5, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission is going after Pom Wonderful for the ad claiming that drinking their pomegranate juice could help you “cheat death.” Although this case sounds frivolous, as the WSJ points out in their editorial, Warning: Contains Juice ….The Pom case would establish a precedent that could hold food industry health claims to a standard similar to what the Food and Drug Administration uses for pharmaceuticals. …the commission said any health claims had to be buttressed by two randomized clinical trials… of the kind required for, say, cancer drugs. Such trials are so costly that the requirement essentially bars a company from discussing emerging science on the health effects of their products. ….In 1984 the FDA criticized Kellogg for...
Shifra on April 30, 2014
Yes, Barack Obama, who has never even run a lemonade stand, wants all businesses to have a minimum wage of $10.10. Several months ago, heaping praise on the CEO of Costco, Obama said: “It’s a company that’s looking out for workers.” (Costco now offers new employees $11.50 an hour.) And, when he visited the famous Michigan deli, Zingerman’s, (where he acted like a big jackass called Paul Ryan’s budget plan a “stinkburger”) Obama also praised the co-owner, who is a proponent of the minimum wage hike. However, Michael Saltsman, in his Wall Street Journal article, Why Subway Doesn’t Serve a $14 Reuben Sandwich, writes: ….In reality, these business are case studies in why the president’s plan to raise the minimum...
Tammy on February 28, 2014
My Washington Times column for this week has been released. I hope you enjoy it! Please Tweet, Facebook, Blog and spread the word! Thanks! I realize we may not all agree on this one, so I look forward to your comments here 🙂 And do considering chiming in over at TWT in Comments. The Gay Gestapo has organized themselves into a tizzy on this (I think I hit a nerve 😉 and are trying to make it as toxic as possible over there. I’ve already responded to a few but jumping in the pool in TWT Comments would be great in making sure the conversation isn’t one-sided 🙂 Washington Times: BRUCE:Why the veto of Arizona’s religious freedom bill is alarming