This video was made during the occupy Wall Street fiasco, but…it’s so brilliant, I think they should play it to high school classes. (Fat Chance)
Enjoy the master, Molotov Mitchell, who not only educates, but entertains with delightful fun.
Molotov, you ARE the epitome of Nobody’s Fool.
(LOL! Like Molotov even knows who I am.)
Nobody Get’s Email:
Hey, here’s an email that I did not check out on Snopes, (okay, I admit, I never check out emails on Snopes.) but I think that Bill Downey has something here:
On the other hand….I could do a blog about this…and I probably already did!
$20 Hamburgers or minimum wage?
For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let’s do some math.
At $15 an hour Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually.
An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378.
An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years of service only makes $35,067 annually.
So you’re telling me, Sally McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective asses on the line every day protecting your unskilled butt!?
Here’s the deal, Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is learning how to work and earning enough for gas, and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life long profession, you have failed.
Rupert Murdoch was on FOX today, and the discussion was about Scotland’s independence, and somehow the subject got around to why people all over the world were upset: He basically said that the rich are getting much richer, and the poor are getting poorer.
As long as the little guy’s life got better, he could have cared less about how rich the Duponts, or the Rockefeller’s, or even Rupert Murdoch got. But, since the great crash of 2008, the people of the world have watched the rich elites get richer, while everyone else had to make do with much less than before.
The masses are NOT happy, and Scotland is just the tip of the iceberg.
So, I thought it would be a good time to remember a senator named Huey Long. Huey was a democratic Senator from Louisiana in 1935, (during the first depression) and here are a few things he said on a radio address given in January, 1935. You will be reminded of how little the democratic party has changed:
“We ran Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency of the Unites States because he promised to us by word of mouth and in writing:
- That the size of the big man’s fortune would be reduced so as to give the masses at the bottom enough to wipe out all poverty: and
- That the hours of labor would be reduced that all would share in the work to be done and in consuming the abundance mankind produced.
What these promises meant was:”Share our wealth.”
When I saw him spending all his time of ease and recreation with the business partners of Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr, with such men as the Astors, etc, maybe I ought to have had better sense than to have believed he would ever break down their big fortunes to give enough to them masses to end poverty. Millions of people were fooled at the same time.
He goes on:
- The Fortunes of the multimillionaires and billionaires shall be reduced so that no one person shall own more than a few million dollars to the person.
- We propose to limit the amount any one man can earn in one year or inherit to $1 million to the person.
- With that money we will provide a home and the comforts of home, with such common conveniences as radio and automobile for every family in America, free of debt.
- We guarantee food and clothing and employment for everyone who should work by shortening the hours of work to thirty hours per week, and to eleven months per year.
- .All education would be free. Even college. Why have the right to a college education depend upon whether the father or mother is so well to do as to send a boy or girl to college.
- A pension to everyone over 60.
- Forgive everybody’s debt.
The few own everything, the masses own nothing.
I imagine Huey would be very popular with Obama if he were alive today, and Harry Reid would have serious competition.
Of course, Huey’s ideas are nothing new. He was popular in his day. According to Wikipedia, he did a lot of good things for Louisiana for the short time he was there. Many of Huey’s wildest dreams of wealth redistribution have actually been put in place by the democratic party.
And if he were alive today, he would be saying the very same things, and I’m sure would have just as big a following as he did in 1935.
Getting back to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland—Nobody has quite figured out how to stop the rich elites from grabbing all the power and wealth, while millions of other people lead lives of “quiet desperation.” We don’t need to take the money from the rich, we just need the rich to stop stacking the deck in their favor.
Figure THAT out, and you’d have a whole new world.
Nobody Gets Email
This was a weird day. The internet was down most of the day, not sure why. Ferguson is trying to get back to normal, but Spike Lee is NOT about to let it.
Obama still plays golf. Pelosi has her water. ISIS want to destroy Chicago OR Las Vegas. The News is always so cheery.
So, I went to my local Wal-Mart, and only saw one other white person. There were mostly blacks, and Chinese, South Americans…and most of them looked as if they had just gotten here.
Finally, I’m a minority! Where’s my college tuition? Where’s my check.?
And then, there was the full-dressed Muslim woman in Wal-Mart, wearing the whole “slit on the eyes” outfit. Just walking around in the female shorts section. (Ha)
Sorry. Creepy. When I went out to get in my car, I saw a black man driving a a brand new Hummer, and a black women driving a brand new GM Buick, (about a 60,000 car), reminding me that most of the blacks in North Country are doing better than the whites. At least if you judge by the automobiles they drive.
Almost fainted at the grocery prices now, which are SO high, it actually is cheaper to eat at McDonald’s. A whole chicken, went from $6 to $14. A ham is over $30 dollars. And don’t even talk about hamburger. I refuse to pay it.
Which, I’m sure, is what Michelle wants.
Anyway, is it just me? Is anybody else noticing this astronomical inflation?
Or is this being caused by the fact that over half the country is on food stamp, and therefore, that’s why the prices are soaring? I can’t blame the Fed?
Anyway, just thoughts on a Sunday…..and this video is another one.
Great commercial. Maybe they should do that here.
(Thanks to JR.)
Let’s start this fine Sunday morning with a bit of humor shall we? Mark Dice always makes me laugh.
—-Although, as we see here, there is an ignorance from the young that might make you glad you are not going to be around in 50 years. ( And if you are young…?)
I find this almost….sad:
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (June 2) warned married couples against substituting cats and dogs for children — a move that he said leads to the “bitterness of loneliness” in old age.
Of course, the Pope is right. We are going to have a lot of “bitter” old and childless people in the future.
The problem is economic. Back in years past, before the great economy of the United States was shipped overseas and globalization was pushed by the politicians in order to benefit, the global international companies and the stocks of their favorite Senators, having kids was affordable.
The middle class has been sacrificed for the big boy’s monopolies.
So, the Marxists that now make up the democratic party, now push abortions, and single moms.
Before, a working couple could afford two to three kids, raise them in a decent neighborhood, and even afford to send them to college.
Is it any wonder, with the price of everyday living, that young married couples are choosing to have pets instead of children? Food prices alone, car insurance, cell phones (which you MUST have) cable TV, add it all up, there’s not much left to save for college, or even nights out at the Pizza Palace.
And the global leaders prefer that. They want fewer people on the planet, not more.
The Pope shouldn’t be talking to the ‘people’ –he should be demanding the governments get OUT of running people’s lives and businesses.
Otherwise…let the Catholic Church send a check to every parent for every child.
Hey—- Putin starting doing it in Russia.
One in five children live in poverty now in the United States. Why on EARTH would any adult want to have kids he cannot afford to feed? Unless of course, your government supports you…in return for your vote. If you are rich, no problem. But the middle class is gone, and inflation keeps rising. When dogs become more expensive than children, we might see this reversed: But anyone who has changed diapers for three years, might not care.
Besides—- what old age? Obamacare is going to kill most everyone over 65.
This Pope may be a nice guy, but Nobody Thinks, until he becomes a heavy thinker–he should stay out of politics, and get himself a dog.
This week, we have two American schools that are in contention for the Nobody’s Perfect Award: Brandeis University in Boston, VS High Schools in Topeka, Kansas.
It seems the administrators of both these institutions invited two very famous ladies to talk at their universities, but…they ran into some complications they didn’t expect:
Not too long ago, Ayaan Hirsi—a woman who reminds you that all Hillary Clinton has done in life was push the wrong red button— was invited to speak at Brandeis University to receive an award for being such a great advocate for Muslim women’s rights.
After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. More than 85 of the 350 faculty members signed a letter getting her booted off the honorary degree recipient. The university said in a statement that Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali would no longer receive the honorary degree, which it had planned to award her at the May 18 commencement.
She was…Islamaphobic. ( I love it when liberals make up big names don’t you?)
You would be too if you had lived her life:
Ms Ali was raised a strict Muslim, survived a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, and this was BEFORE she met Bill Clinton! (Sorry, I thought you might like to know the joke going on in my other mind))— and then, she renounced her faith and bravely worked with others to get out the message. She had to flee to the United States to save her own life.
And here’s why Brandeis University decided to cancel her: She had once said:
” Once it’s defeated, (Islam) it can mutate into something peaceful. It’s very difficult to even talk about peace now. They’re not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there’s no middle ground in wars.”
Yep, that’s what got her in trouble. Obama has declared, “We are not at war with Islam and never will be.”
Over 3800 online signatures tried to get her reinstated, but Hey…it’s Boston.
And then we come to Topeka, Kansas. Michelle Obama decided, at the last-minute, that she would come to Topeka’s graduation class and give a big historical shout out to the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court, Brown vs. Board of Education,, brought against Topeka by some African-American parents.
You think Michelle would let THAT historical race market by without a big photo-op and propaganda message?
(Will she bring Oprah?)
Much to her surprise, over 2,000 people have signed a petition telling her to stay away.
Here’s what the petition said:
“We are honored to have the First Lady speak at commencement and the student body was literally crying and jumping for joy when the news was announced and we are in no way shape or form ungrateful for what the Board has done for us.
There are problems that come with the combining of the commencements. First of all, for most families in 501, money is short and we have spent hundreds of dollars buying graduation announcements that are now incorrect. The district has stated they will not refund this. Topeka High School’s graduation on its own takes approximately two and a half hours. The combining of five high schools will increase that to about six hours. With increased security the total time will be brought up to eight hours. Secondly, families have many people coming from states away taking sick leave to see the graduation. They will come to Topeka, only to find that they cannot be involved. Those with divorced families have to choose which side of the family they want to invite, this doesn’t even include siblings.”
Not to mention, everybody’s plans, and parties will be ruined because of the hordes of FBI and secret service that will be in town…streets will be shut down, hotel rooms already rented will be canceled. The ceremony will be 8 hours long and good luck finding a bathroom. Parents wait their whole lifetime for this event, but do you think that is going to stop the African Queen? Do you think she cares if people suffer by her decision?
The faculty of Topeka, Kansas who did not say, “Well, we love to have you dear, but it would be much better if we just set up a big screen and have you deliver your message from the White House.” OR —the faculty of Brandeis University who did not want to offend their Muslim men donors?
You know what? I’m picking a winner: Topeka Kansas.
It’s one thing to ruin a hero’s life Ayaan Hirsi Ali..that’s just one life, and I’ve heard her speak. Her light only grew stronger from the snub. From what she has gone through…getting ditched by a bunch of elites is a laugh.
And Michelle, If I may say so myself: It’s immensely rude, and egotistical to ruin the lives of thousands of people’s one day of jubilation, just because you want to make a political speech to help your image.
Obama’s star is fading, and that’s why we are seeing Michelle everywhere.
So, congratulations Topeka! You win! Have fun!
I was thinking today— it’s funny the things you don’t remember, isn’t it? Okay, there was a three-day stretch in my life that I vaguely remember where I was. (Trust me, I was not drugged,)
Agatha Christie had one of those times too…only she forgot about 10 days out of her life. But in the history of everyday lives and news…
Back in 1989, a woman at a Philippine bank notice something didn’t ‘feel’ right about a $100 dollar bill she was counting. Yep. It was fake. It had been printed on the same type of $10 million device used by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing: It’s paper content was 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen. It was an exact copy of U.S. Currency. The best counterfeit every made.
It was so perfect, they called it the supernote, and it was showing up all over the world.
The FBI suspected Iran, (which had already purchased two of those presses) Syria, Russia, East Germany, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Some even suspected the CIA. (No doubt, Al Sharpton has one in his basement)
And then they figured out it was actually North Korea that was printing them. In fact, Kim Jong-Ils not only was printing money, but he was also dealing in black market cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, drugs and weapons just to keep his Elvis movie collection up-to-date.
Doesn’t that make you wonder how much counterfeit everything we see in this country, that they don’t even bother to report? Is that prescription you are taking actually real?
While over $60 million dollars of fake supernotes were eventually found, it was thought that over $964 billion is still in circulation. In fact, you could have some of it in your wallet.
Sure. We just didn’t hear about it, and you know why?
Daddy Bush Was afraid that North Korea would walk away from nuclear weapons talks if he even complained about it, which in hindsight didn’t matter, because Bill Clinton won the election and gave Kim Jong Ills all the plutonium he needed to make nukes. (And they are STILL best friends!)
And even though THAT wasn’t on the evening news much, it’s true. Kim Jong Il’s promised he would never use it to make nukes. Like a typical politician: He lied. This could be the reason why nobody in the world would even dare to go to visit North Korea but a gay basketball player.
And I don’t remember what Bill Clinton got out of that deal for America…do you?
And every day, I ask myself, what is it that I won’t remember tomorrow besides what I left off my grocery list?
If Snowden had not told us about the NSA spying on us, would we one day be told and then say to ourselves…You know, I really don’t remember that. So from now on, if you don’t remember something, odds are, your government never bothered to tell you.
And by the way, just so you know, I’m pretty sure the Commander-in-Chief…is a fake, a counterfeit, not even as good as a supernote if you wanted to compare him to the real thing…
And you can either forget that…or not.
“Some even believe we are a part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty and I am proud of it.”
– David Rockefeller from his book, David Rockefeller: Memoirs.
“We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.”
– James Warburg (Rothschild Banking Agent 1950)
“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” – David Rockefeller
Are you ready to rumble? Are you ready for the New World Order? Yeah, me either.
I watched an excellent educational program on the History Channel last weekend called, “The Men Who Built America.” It was all about John Rockefeller, Dale Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan. They were the ‘titans’ of capitalism, and they created the biggest monopolies on the planet—-but they did build the country. They were ruthless in their business, and it was all about winning, being the richest, having the most monopolies—-and they competed against each other with almost malevolent passion. But it was competition that helped build the America we know: Rockefeller’s gas, J.P. Morgan’s electric, and Carnegie steel.
Under these men, the workers worked for pittances. During the Industrial revolution, men worked long hours, lived in poverty, and the gap between the rich and the poor was great.
Then along came Henry Ford. He gave his men higher wages, decent hours, the assembly line, and bought the age of prosperity to America. He wisely knew that the more cars he sold the better it was for everybody. While the titans of Rockefeller and Carnegie believed in crushing all competition, Ford thought competitions was a good thing. Pretty soon, all the companies were copying his model of business. The middle class was built. The 20th century was America’s glory.
And then, Teddy Roosevelt, a man that all three of the Titans were afraid of, became President, and government actually broke up Standard Oil into many companies— but Rockefeller had shares in every single company that Standard Oil was split into and became even richer.
J.P. Morgan had so much money, he once bailed out the government..thus forever bonding Wall Street and the government to serve each other forever.
And if you don’t think the Wall Street of today, rules the country, all you have to remember is how President George W. Bush bailed out Wall Street. (With OUR money)
I was surprised (although not shocked ) to learn that while the three titans of old fought and did horrible things to each other in business, that didn’t stop them from working together to buy an American Presidents. They just did it. They planned it out, than each gave millions to William McKinley and he won. He left them alone. Rockefeller even went over McKinley’s speeches.
You don’t have to be smart to realized, that our Presidents, and our Congress are still elected by power and money. They decide WHO goes on the tickets…whenever possible.That’s called, sorry to report: A plutocracy.
We have Oligarchs too.
Now we are in the 21st century, and we find ourselves back in the same hole we were before. The gap between the rich and poor grows bigger every day. We have two economies, the stock market where the rich play their global stocks, and the ‘service’ economy, where the disappearing middle class exists. American manufacturing has been transferred to other countries, like China. Whether our Titians moved their companies because of the high taxes or because they just see a bigger market, hardly matters to the us now. But in the 21st century we have 500 titans, instead of 3, and if the 20th century was all about America, the 21st is not about America at all.
It’s about global multinational companies and their dividends.
It’s why Bush was always warning us about isolationism, and Obama is shocked that Putin is actually working for his country. Nationalism is not supported by ANY of the big 500 countries. Their plans are to get into those countries and make money. They like to think they are building a better world, but it’s obvious what they have done.
They have REALLY screwed it up. There may be more “middle’ class in China, but it’s still a communist country. And they like communism. They really do. It’s much better for the bottom line. All you need to buy off is one man, instead of hundreds. It saves money.
Our modern day J.P. Morgan was Mitt Romney and he really was no different than Obama on policy. He believed in cap and trade, amnesty, abortion rights, and universal health care. The only difference was he was a money guy. Obama only knows how to spend money, not make it. But if debt is a prerequisite for the New World Order, than Obama was the perfect pick:
“The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts.” – Henry Ford, Industry Giant
So, you and I , the ones who don’t WANT to become global citizens, are slowly being programmed. The politicians are so much in the global multinational pockets that they got the Supreme Court to pass that “companies are people” who have a right to your property, but maybe not people enough to not obey Obamacare…because universal healthcare is the globalists (which are liberals and rinos’ ) agenda. (Watch carefully what happens to Hobby Lobby.)
That’s why the Rino’s won’t ever repeal it. That’s why BOTH parties said Ted Cruz shut down the government. He didn’t…THEY did. But look how they can twist the truth.
That’s why patriotic American “nationalists” are attacked by both parties. It’s been on the agenda for a looooooooooog time. American, has to be downsized. The New World Order is NOT a conspiracy.
Don’t believe me? Read their quotes here. Don’t be a fool, these men are working behind the scenes to bring this about. But unlike Rockefeller and Carnegie, who spent their own money, these titans are using our money to build it.
That’s why they need an internet tax, and a cap and trade tax. They want to keep their vast fortunes.
The NSA is just enough about multinational spying, as government spying. ( I don’t believe them when they say they don’t do it, do you?) We have blurred into an almost obscene fascism, where information is sold by the internet companies on where you shop, and the government sells YOUR information to the companies.
America is being transformed to fit into their global corporate government, where only the individual who works for the company will get his ideas on the market. All patents must be owned by the monopoly.
In the mean time, so we don’t get what’s up…they keep our eyes on the lost Boeing 777.
It’s lost. Or was it shot down? Or is it in a bunker? There is so much misinformation about it all, what can any of us believe?
While I’m pretty depressed tonight about the future of our country, I do know one thing…history has shown that even in the darkest hours, some do rise up, and miracles do happen.
Can David’s beat the Goliaths of the world? Yep.
“I think there are 25,000 individuals that have used offices of powers, and they are in our Universities and they are in our Congresses, and they believe in One World Government. And if you believe in One World Government, then you are talking about undermining National Sovereignty and you are talking about setting up something that you could well call a Dictatorship – and those plans are there!” – Congressman Ron Paul at an event near Austin, Texas on August 30th, 2003
It doesn’t matter how long ago this was taken, the economics are still the same. And yet, already Obama is making the minimum wage and women’s pay, the focus of the next elections. In St. Louis all last week, every single local news station was giving this one Pizza shop downtown St. Louis, lots of coverage because they were going to raise the salaries of their employees to over $10.00. You would have thought by the glowing coverage, that they were curing cancer.
Nobody Wonders if that was the same pizza place that Obama flew to the White House to deliver him a pizza his first days in office? Mmmmm….
Milton Friedman makes it all so clear. What really happens, when you raise the minimum wage, is the poor are hurt the most, and the blacks.
Good think Obama has their ‘backs.’ Their fronts aren’t looking too promising.
It’s being reported that 20 very young bank executives all over the world, have committed suicide. One guy “jumped’ off the 33rd floor (raising eyebrows about the 33 masons) another put six nails into his brain with a nail gun.
(Let’s call the Netherlands)
Bloomberg is reporting this morning that former Federal Reserve economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide near Tacoma, Washington. Normally HousingWire wouldn’t cover deaths in the industry, but what’s strange is that Dueker is the third prominent banker found dead since Sunday.
On Sunday, William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank, was found hanging in his home, also an apparent suicide.
On Tuesday, Gabriel Magee, 39, vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (JPM) London headquarters, apparently jumped to his death from a building in the Canary Wharf area.
Evidently most of these guys were happy campers, making a nice living…so at least it’s nice to know that they are not Michelle Obama’s list as “knuckleheads.” because no doubt they all had signed up for Obamacare.
I guess this would be funny, if we didn’t know that China has not bought any of our bonds for two years, our dollar is coming out of thin air, and the whole world is dropping the petrol dollar. Not to mention—everybody who knows something is telling you to hide your gold in your back yard.
And on that happy note, I’ll leave you with a happy video to wonder…what it all means.
Will the nobody squirrel escape? Hint: He did not work for JP Morgan.
—How they can turn characters like Noah from the Bible, into a liberal propaganda movie about too many people being on the earth. I suppose that will be the excuse given from God. God WAS a liberal who decided to kill all those pesky people with a flood.
___How, because he rules by his pen, we cannot call factually call him a fascist dictator.
—How they can keep claiming that America is in recovery when a third of its people are out of work.
—-How Obama can give raises to contractors with the stroke of his pen.
—-How the stock market can keep making billions for the rich, while the rest of the country’s economy slowly dies.
—How a Republican can be elected Mayor of San Diago, despite the unions and Obama’s democratic machine working overtime in a district where 63 percent of the votes went to Obama, and the press ignore it, and what this means for Marco Rubio
___How the Obama can give the most expensive state dinner…with the finest and most expensive food and decor, and then lecture us on the rich and poor, and expect everyone to think HE deserves to waste our money on himself.
—How Obama can delay his horrible Obama mandates on businesses until after all elections, just because everyone is finding out how much he lied–and let the little people suffer, even though he claims to be against ‘the rich’. If he is against the rich, stop giving them breaks.
—How Obama can punish anyone in buseinsses who fires someone because of the expense of Obamcare, thereby depriving everyone of free speech for fear of a tax penalty.
—How almost all of Congress remains silent, on anything he does, including giving himself more money each and every year, simply because he CAN due to the color of his skin.
—and WHY my ancestors, who were the ONLY founders who had no slaves ON PRINCIPLE, were not given a monument in Washington D.C.
Wow…I’m in a bad mood..
I TRY not to watch it but they put it on TV when you least expect it: By that I mean, something that I consider almost as bad as getting the latest virus: I’m talking about Obama’s weekly address, in which he claims every week, that he has cut the deficit in half, (Okay…we still have $17 trillion and counting so where DID you put that 8 1/2 million Mr. President?) unemployment is down, and things are just going great!
But it’s not is it? Obama can put his glossy lipstick on his boogie wide-eyed buster brown prophesies all he wants: but this week has been a disaster in the town of St. Louis. As IF it couldn’t get any worse…it does.
All over the country, giant malls are closing down. Before, Wal-Mart just hurt the mom and pop stores, but there was always the malls. After Bush decided to bail out Wall Street in 2008, we lost five big malls in St. Louis within months. And these were giant malls with hundreds of jobs.
And last week, it finally happened. There was a giant mall near my house that blew its last breath. Jamestown Mall, just died. To some communities, the giant malls were like the beating hearts and center of attraction. Everyone gathers there on Saturdays…just because. And when those big centers of community die, it’s like someone took away your favorite uncle.
And I don’t even LIKE to shop. You could just go and people watch.
The hundreds of stores inside the Jamestown mall all moved out by 2010. But the big attractions: Sears, J.C. Penny and Macy’s were still there. Okay. So there were giant weeds growing up in the parking lot and you felt like zombies could be lurching at you before you got to your car, but once inside Macy’s…there was comfort. You could pretend that life was the same. The perfume was way beyond my wallet— but no matter–it was all pretty. Neat. Colorful.
All was going to be okay…I hoped. (Okay, I knew better, but that’s hard isn’t it?)
Then, ..a year ago, Sears went. Then last week, J.C. Pennies, and now, just yesterday, Macy’s closed, the last store attached to the rest of the mall. It hung on for months–that one last store. It looked like a gigantic dead octopus attached like a sucker fish to a well-lit head.
They just couldn’t heat the mall anymore.
How many jobs were lost? Hundreds. Thousands.
But Obama is ON it.
And now more news:
Get ready for the next era in retail—one that will be characterized by far fewer shops and smaller stores. On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It’s the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news follows announcements earlier this month of multiple store closings from major department stores J.C. Penney and Macy’s. Further signs of cuts in the industry came Wednesday, when Target said that it will eliminate 475 jobs worldwide, including some at its Minnesota headquarters, and not fill 700 empty positions. Experts said these headlines are only the tip of the iceberg for the industry, which is set to undergo a multiyear period of shuttering stores and trimming square footage.
Now, they are SAYING that it’s a change in demographics. People are just buying online more. Which it true. Who wants to risk getting mugged getting out of your car at the local mall…or attacked by carjackers or black gangs looking for trouble on a Saturday night? Something that in Obama land was becoming quite the norm.
This morning, I heard something very sad. There was a restaurant downtown St. Louis, called the Millennium, that was dear to my heart. Every year, we would go as a family to the restaurant at the top of the hotel and take my son to his birthday dinner. It was called, unimaginatively, “The top of the Tower.” Of course it was….but it really was great.
it took an hour to turn the whole floor. You sat by the window and saw the whole city: the Arch, Busch Stadium, the Mississippi…it was beautiful. I remember one time when it snowed the biggest of flakes, and being up that high–looking down on the lights and streets at night through the snowflakes—-It was the most magical of evenings. You could close your eyes and pretend your were in Paris.
Years of memories. Floating back to me now. Closed. For good. Dead. One of the cities last great landmarks. Why?
Nobody Wins when you have politicians that know what’s coming, and act like it’s not happening. They almost pretend it’s not that bad.
But it is.
Rather nice of him….considering he just killed my favorite hotel.
Goodbye Norma Jean. Say hello to the new millennium of lost dreams. Go smoke a joint and thank…
Obama. He is saying “The best is yet to come.”
It’s just going to take a millennium to get here.