Archives: Business

A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley?

March 16, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley? | Filed in: Business, GOP, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

Kudos to Orrin Hatch for taking the message of free markets to those who thought that Obama was pro-free enterprise and are now jaded enough to try something new, like freedom. Small to mid-size companies are attractive targets to patent trolls because they don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court. And no fledgling • Read More »

Have a Coke and a smile

February 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Have a Coke and a smile | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Football, Humor, immigration, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Sport, Sports, Television.

It appears that the dextrosphere is panicking over the fact that an iconic worldwide brand closely associated with a nation of immigrants uses immigrants to sell its product.   For the record, as an immigrant to the U.S., I thought this Coke commercial was pretty neat. It’s a good reminder that people come to this country • Read More »

Tomorrow’s news, today.

December 2, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Tomorrow’s news, today. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Law, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Technology, techology.

Reality be damned, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathryn Sebelius has pronounced the Obamacare website “mostly not dead.” Except, of course, it isn’t. Weeks of frantic technical work appear to have made the government’s health care website easier for consumers to use. But that does not mean everyone who signs up for insurance can enroll • Read More »

The Fish Rots From The Brain Down

November 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Fish Rots From The Brain Down | Filed in: Business, Culture, Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics.

Or, Two Unrelated, Related Stories.  Franklin Foer of the oh-so-liberal New Republic: Obamacare’s Failure Is A Threat to Liberalism. Liberalism has spent the better part of the past century attempting to prove that it could competently and responsibly extend the state into new reaches of American life. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, • Read More »

Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent?

October 17, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent? | Filed in: alternative fuels, Business, Canada, Crime, Current Events, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

Man, if you think Canadians get upset over hockey, you haven’t seen them get upset over potentially making a ton of money from oil drilling.  They’re NOT protesting that they want money. They’re protesting that they’ll be making money.  No, I don’t get that either.  Dozens of shale gas protesters cut down trees and blocked • Read More »

L’Italia sta andando Galt

August 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on L’Italia sta andando Galt | Filed in: Business, Economics, Kevin, Marketing, Money, politcs, Politics.

Turn your country into a hostile business environment, and companies will take their business elsewhere. Earlier this month, the owner of an electrical components factory in the north of the country waved his employees off on their summer holidays. Then, without informing them, he moved the entire operation, lock, stock and barrel, to Poland. Fabrizio • Read More »

Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is.

August 7, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Movies, politcs, Politics.

Cry me a river, Mr. Movie Star.  “People feeling preached to by privileged actors. I get that totally. I don’t want some Hollywood actor finger-wagging at me, telling me what I should and shouldn’t do.”  “You know, I lost money last year.” What does he mean? “Well,” he says, looking perfectly relaxed, “I earned less money • Read More »

Why not treat Detroit like the failed Third World dictatorship it really is?

July 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why not treat Detroit like the failed Third World dictatorship it really is? | Filed in: Business, Crime, Culture, Democrats, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Technology.

Let’s do the rundown, shall we?  Single-party rule? Check.  Endemic corruption? Check.  Civil unrest and breakdown of public safety? Check.  Massive debt? Check, check and triple check. Failed attempts to revitalize the economy with massive government infrastructure? Check.  So rather than spend more money on yet another massive project to “jumpstart” the Motor City, why • Read More »

It’s the voters, stupid

April 5, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s the voters, stupid | Filed in: Arizona, Business, Culture, Democrats, GOP, immigration, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

First, it was (Slow) Joe Biden stealing speeches from Neil Kinnock. Now it’s the Democrats stealing their immigration policy from Britain’s Labour Party.  As shown by demographer Eric Kaufman of the University of London, religious couples across all cultures are for obvious reasons (including but not limited to abortion) having more children per family than • Read More »

Improve your game, don’t work the refs.

December 17, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Improve your game, don’t work the refs. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics, Technology.

” I once heard the conservative political philosopher Hadley Arkes, in a speech, refer to media bias as akin to the “law of gravity.” There was much wisdom in that comparison: To say that the law of gravity is the cause of plane crashes is not especially helpful, and if airlines got in the habit of relying • Read More »

Small Business, Big Heart, Union Target

December 12, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Small Business, Big Heart, Union Target | Filed in: Business, Crime, Current Events, Doug, Economics.

Lost in the legacy media’s non-coverage of union violence in Lansing, MI over the past few days was the plight of a local hot dog vendor.  Clint Tarver is a local small businessman who has been operating his hot dog near the State Capitol for years, for a little background watch this short video about • Read More »

Do As I Do?

December 10, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Do As I Do? | Filed in: Business, Democrats, Doug, Economics, Politics.

Higher taxes for thee but not for me. Exhibit A, Google. Strange how Northern California liberals and their companies decide not to “share the wealth” as their chosen Presidential candidate (and state government) would. Ironic, yes. Surprising, no.  

Four Unrelated, Related Items

December 6, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Four Unrelated, Related Items | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Technology.

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt on Monday once again warned that his company could drop weaker-performing cable networks as pay TV giants continue to pay more in channel carriage deals. 
 Disney and NetFlix announce a blockbuster deal to stream Disney content on Netflix.  Korean rapper PSY is a millionaire based on YouTube ad revenue alone, • Read More »

I agree with… The New Republic?

November 3, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I agree with… The New Republic? | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music.

I actually enjoy reading The New Republic because they’re one of the few lefty sites out there that respects intellectual integrity. I may not (and usually don’t) agree with what they say, but they usually come to their conclusions by way of logic and not polemics.  And they’re certainly spot-on with their takedown of John • Read More »

Duty Now For The Future!

October 4, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Duty Now For The Future! | Filed in: Business, Democrats, Economics, History, Humor, Kevin, Politics.

Obama calls his recovery plan “New Economic Patriotism“.  Because that worked so well the last time this sort of this was tried in the U.S.A.  “On 27 May 1935, in the court case of Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, the Supreme Court held the mandatory codes section of NIRA unconstitutional, because it attempted to • Read More »

Unassisted

September 26, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Unassisted | Filed in: Business, computers, Economics, politcs, Technology.

DC could learn something from Bay Area techies. Like “Stay the hell away!” I don’t have a single Apple product in my household but I still admire their record of success over the last four decades.  They went from a start-up in a garage to the highest valued company ever.  All this without government involvement/interference/meddling.  • Read More »

Unused Potential

September 25, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Unused Potential | Filed in: Business, Economics, Politics.

For the last few months one thought has lingered in the back of my mind, the incredible amount of unused potential in the US economy. Think about it, between Depression 2.0 and the myriad of governmental regulations, life is difficult for most businesses.  The ones that are politically well-connected are doing fine (for the moment) • Read More »

(Dirty) Jobs

September 6, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on (Dirty) Jobs | Filed in: Business, Economics, Education.

This is not your average San Francisco media personality. Mike Rowe is not afraid to get dirty, in fact he has made a career out of it on the Discovery Channel.  Dirty Jobs is a funny yet illustrative program that shows how certain jobs are done.  As the host, Mike gets dirty doing the jobs • Read More »

Wealthy is not a four letter word

September 5, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Wealthy is not a four letter word | Filed in: Business, computers, Economics, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Bob Cringley has a good primer on why people making lots and lots of money for themselves is a good thing for everybody. Wealth creation is just as important as job creation in our economy but too many experts get it wrong when they think wealth creation and wealth preservation are the same things, because • Read More »

We’re Number Two!

May 10, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on We’re Number Two! | Filed in: Arizona, Business, Kevin, Law, Politics.

Arizona has the second-most licensing requirements for work in the U.S.: Yay us! License to Work finds that Louisiana licenses 71 of the 102 occupations, more than any other state, followed by Arizona (64), California (62) and Oregon (59). Wyoming, with a mere 24, licenses the fewest, followed by Vermont and Kentucky, each at 27.  • Read More »

Bark and shop

April 30, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Bark and shop | Filed in: Arizona, Business, Kevin.

I love, love, LOVE this idea. Too bad it’s in the deserted ghost town formerly known as MetroCenter mall. How much is that doggy in the window are not words normally associated with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC). All that is about to change as the MCACC makes the best choices and enters • Read More »

ExLg interviewed on Phoenix’s KFYI.

August 2, 2010 | By exurbanjon | Comments Off on ExLg interviewed on Phoenix’s KFYI. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, blogging, Business, Humor, Jon, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Exurban League’s domination of media is proceeding apace. Jim Sharpe of Arizona’s talk radio behemoth KFYI was kind enough to interview me and Kevin while we were attending Right Online in Vegas a couple of weeks back. Jim played the interview this morning on his fantastic show and uploaded the whole shebang on his blog this • Read More »

California bans big-screen TVs. No, really.

November 18, 2009 | By admindude | 5 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Business, Environment, Jon, Money, Politics.

It looks like California bureaucrats aren’t happy with their 12.2% unemployment rate. It’s just not high enough: In their continuing quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, state regulators at the California Energy Commission has just approved new regulations which manufacturers and retailers say will in effect ban the sale of big-screen TVs in the state. • Read More »

¡Viva la Reformación!

October 31, 2009 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Business, Jon, Religion.

In honor of Reformation Day, allow me to pursue my Vocation in design and commerce. Quite a while back, I created three “Viva la Reformación” designs featuring Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. As Bono might say, Che stole the iconic rebel pose and so we’re stealin’ it back. The three designs are available • Read More »