January 29, 2018

Press Pushes Plastic Straw Laws Based on 2011 Research Done by a Then-9 Year-Old

There’s a war on plastic straws. Its proponents demand that restaurants not offer them unless asked, with criminal penalties for violations. Some jurisdictions have enacted outright bans. The basis for the movement is research done in 2011 by Milo Cress, then 9 years old. Seriously.


Dem Econ Adviser Goolsbee Now Worried About Deficits, Spins Obama’s Debt Buildup

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 2:32 pm

On Friday, Austan Goolsbee, an early-years Chairman of Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, appeared on Neil Cavuto’s Fox Business show. Goolsbee falsely characterized the new tax law’s impact on corporations’ repatriation of funds, and echoed the Democratic Party’s deliberately distracting and irrelevant spin about the Obama era’s record debt buildup and budget deficits. Any good Econ 101 prof would have given his performance an “F.”


Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (012918)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Mainstream Media Refuses to Cover March for Life Because They’re Afraid of Pictures Like This

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

Worth thousands of words: