Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Julian Castro to Deliver Keynote Speech at Democratic National Convention

The Democrats seem to have made an excellent choice for Keynote Speaker at their upcoming
National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro
has been tabbed for the top honor.  Castro is one of America's youngest mayors and a rising
star in the Democratic party.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Consumer Spending Under Obama

See if you can spot a trend in place when Obama took over and a change once his policies took effect.
When did consumers avoid spending and when did they start?

Consumer spending
Consumer spending

Manufacturing Under Obama

See if you can see a trend that was in place when Obama took over, and see if you can spot a trend
once Obama's policies took effect.

See if you can detect the trend in interest rates present when Obama took office and any trend once his policies took effect.

Interest rates
Interest rates

Foreclosures Under Obama

See if you can detect a trend that was inherited and any kind of movement once Obama's policies took hold:


Unemployment Under Obama

See if you can detect the trend under Bush and a trend under Obama:


Economic Growth Under Obama

See if you can spot when George W. Bush was president and when Obama was president:

Economic growth

American Companies to Thank for China's Olympic Performance

Not only are American companies proud that they've put millions of Americans out of work, but their huge collective investment in China is paying off in another way.  Chinese athletes are dominating the gold medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, something that wouldn't have been possible were it not for the dollars that American companies have poured into Beijing.

Folks at Walmart, Bain Capital (Mitt Romney's company) and others are cheering in front of their television sets as the Chinese continue to perform well.

Monday, July 9, 2012

United States Experienced Warmest 12-Month Period in History

It's not a myth, although the same people that continue to deny it also still believe that the Earth is flat.

The United States has experienced the warmest 12-month period since record-keeping began in 1895, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The high temperatures during June also made the first half of the year the longest on record.  There were 170 all-time high temperature records in June.

The average temperature in the U.S., which is what scientists look at to gauge the effects of global warming, was 71.2 degrees in June, the 14th-warmest June on record.  Nationally, there have been more than 4,500 daily record highs in the last 30 days.