May 5, 2018

Slate Column, With Unemployment Rate at 3.9 Percent: It’s ‘Meaningless’

You had to figure that a lefty journalist would denigrate yesterday’s news that the nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell below 4 percent for the first time since 2000. Jordan Weissmann, in a column beginning with a headlined contention that “The Unemployment Rate Is Meaningless,” came through.


Mollie Hemingway on Fox & Friends: Media Errors Are ‘All in One Direction’’s Mollie Hemingway appeared Saturday morning on Fox & Friends: Weekend to discuss NBC’s botched “Michael Cohen was wiretapped” story, which is only the latest in a long line of establishment press stories subsequently requiring major corrections or retractions. Hemingway observed that the errors “always go in one direction.”


Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (050518)

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: ‘I’ll Remember This For The Rest Of My Life’: NFL Player Don Jones Takes Teen With Down Syndrome To Prom

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Moulton, Alabama (Instagram video at link; HT Sunnyskyz):

NFL player returns to Alabama to take girl to special needs prom

Published: Sunday, April 15th 2018, 6:16 pm EDT
Updated: Sunday, April 15th 2018, 6:16 pm EDT

Don Jones II, from Lawrence County, plays for the San Francisco 49ers. He recently came back to town to take a young girl with disabilities to her prom in Moulton.

Jones says Lindsey Preston’s mom is close with his family. So, last year her mother asked Jones if he would be willing to take her to prom.

“Lindsey always stayed in contact with me and the family,” says Jones. “Her mother asked me to go to prom with her last year so I told her I would be more than glad to.”

Jones says he was just as happy as Lindsey was to attend the event.

“Anything I can do to make some kids smile, I would be more than willing to do,” says Jones. “I think the most fun was all of the guys, I showed the guys about 5 or 6 new dance moves.”

Jones says they did danced to all of the classics like the Cha-Cha Slide, The Cupid Shuffle and even did a little bit of the whip and nae nae.

“All of the guys followed me around all night and I was just glad I could dance and put smiles on the kid’s faces,” says Jones.

Last year, Jones tore his ACL last year during the final pre-season game. He was been in Birmingham for therapy. …

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