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Raul and Fidel Castro’s message to the recently visiting Pope, the Cuban people, and the rest of the world: “Up yours.”
Waste, fraud, and abuse Update:
Former General Services Administration administrator Martha Johnson missed a lavish Las Vegas conference for government employees because she was already committed to meetings in California at Solyndra, according to testimony in an official government investigation.
It’s too early to tell, but the government’s lawsuit against Apple and several publishers brings back memories of the last time Uncle Sam went after a tech leader, and should be making investors nervous.
That was Microsoft. On April 3, 2000, a federal judge made a “conclusion of law” that “Microsoft had committed monopolization, attempted monopolization, and tying in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.” It was pretty much expected to come down that way during the prior month. The NASDAQ/tech/Internet bubble began to burst during that period.
Ben Bernanke’s propped-up stock market, especially the tech sector, is vulnerable to any government action which might tarnish Apple’s aura.
Kirsten Powers (HT Hot Air Headlines) doesn’t understand movement feminism:
The idea that “women’s work” is indeed valuable to society has long been a contention of feminists, so it’s strange to see a prominent Democrat lash out a stay-at-home mother and wife in this fashion.
No, Kirsten. Movement feminism’s goal is to “liberate” women from “women’s work” and have the state watch over, take care of, and of course indoctrinate their kids.
Today’s release of the Consumer Price Index tells us that inflation during March was 0.3%. Earnings increased by 0.2%. Real earnings fell by 0.1%.
Since January 2009, depending on the measurement chosen, real earnings have fallen by between 2% and 3%. If inflation is greater than reported, and I’m starting to believe that it really is, the degree to which the average American has fallen behind is even greater.