Rick Santorum blasted the Pope because of his stance on climate change and how it needs to be addressed to save the earth. He said the Pope needs to leave science to the scientists. This coming from a party that has denied the findings of every credible scientist and Santorum is part of the denial bunch. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. LOL
He should be shopping for some new sweater vests instead of making a complete fool of himself this early. Oh, and keep trying to cover up his wife's abortion that he said was necessary but murder if anyone else in the same situation does it. If someone would have told you 40 years ago that one party would come up with so many jokes as presidential candidates, 40 years down the road, you would have said that person needs a rubber room.
GE's CEO Jeff Immelt says that he has learned a lot by watching Elon Musk. He said GE tried to get into the solar panel business in a big way but it was a failure and he ended up getting schooled by Elon Musk, who is the chairman of Solar City. Immelt said Musk had the vision to realize that the money to be made in solar was not by making the panels but by buying those solar panels cheaply and installing them in the many innovative ways that Solar City has come up with. Musk is truly one of the great minds of our time, along with Jeff Bezos. Steve Jobs was another special one but as we all know, he's no longer with us.
Amancio Ortega, the Spanish magnate who pioneered fast-fashion retail, passed investor Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person.
It’s the first time the founder of Inditex SA, the world’s largest clothing retailer, has occupied the No. 2 slot since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index debuted in March 2012.
That would mean the end of the republican party. How many of their politicians alone have now been outed aftger caught in their illegal activities?
Remember all that talk a few years back, about seceding? Not tell me, just how were they planning on surviving on their own? LOL
The sad part is that a vast majority of the republicans are poor as dirt yet their masters tell them to rail against the poor and they do so, not realizing they're talking about themselves.
WMT doesn't stand a chance against these guys. They beat WMT over the head on a regular basis.
With just a tiny bit of effort, we can get this thing to a new 52 week low by Friday for the meeting. Wouldn't that be appropriate? Do your small little part and we can make this happen.
Or as its better know, the 'DELIVERANCE' reunion. Toothless bib overallers everywhere you look. I have two questions though. Will they be serving the standard squirrel dinner luncheon to the attendees and what will be the spacing for the spittoons? Or maybe this crowd wouldn't even bother using a spittoon and it really doesn't matter what the spacing is.
You're 100% correct Phil. The same goes with low wage worker protests. Company's like WMT and MCD want the protestors to think their protests are a wasted effort but the unfolding results tell a much different story. What does MCD and WMT both have in common? They are both known for low pay and poor treatment of workers and they both are losing customers. That tells the entire story.
Nailed that one Phil. Young school boys. I love how these republicans just hate those homosexuals. LOL
Larry Craig, Mark Foley and Reverend Haggard are texting Hastert trying to get some phone numbers.
Their fifteen minutes of fame, you might say. They know they have no chance at winning the white house and really don't want to put any effort into their losing cause.
“When Republican officials in Iowa convened a planning session Thursday for their quadrennial presidential straw poll, only a handful of advisers to GOP contenders bothered to show up,” the Washington Post reports.
“The sparse attendance and lack of enthusiasm, even from those who came, was worrying to state party brass: The straw poll — a carnival-like organizing ritual that has in past years winnowed the candidate field and marked the start of caucus season — has faded into irrelevance.”
3 million in hush money. You know he was covering up some doozies.
He is a former top executive of FIFA which is now in the middle of a huge scandal uncovered by the FBI. He had an apartment in Trump Tower in New York and another apartment on the same floor that was just for his cats, that cost $6000 a month. You know, your typical republican that screams bloody murder if the government spends two bucks to give a starving child a free meal.
"Blazer has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, wire-fraud conspiracy, money-laundering conspiracy, income-tax evasion, and failure to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), according to a US Department of Justice statement released Wednesday. He forfeited nearly $2 million and agreed to pay another undetermined amount when he is sentenced."
Mitt Romney would be very proud of him.
Just another republican being a republican.
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of withdrawing $952,000 in cash in a way that evaded the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also accused of lying to the FBI.
Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago.
The Associated Press left a phone message seeking comment with a person at Hastert's Washington, D.C., office. It was not immediately returned. Hastert did not immediately return a message left on his cellphone seeking comment, or respond to an email.
From 2010 to 2014, Hastert withdrew a total of approximately $1.7 million in cash from various bank accounts and provided it to a person identified only as Individual A, according to the indictment.
In December last year, "Hastert falsely stated that he was keeping the cash" when questioned by the FBI, the prosecutor's statement says.
Hastert, a former high school wrestling coach, was a little known lawmaker from suburban Chicago when chosen to succeed conservative Newt Gingrich as speaker. Hastert was picked after favored Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston resigned following his admission of several sexual affairs.
As speaker, Hastert pushed President George W. Bush's legislative agenda, helping pass a massive tax cut and expanding Medicare prescription drug benefits.
He retired from Congress in 2007 after eight years as speaker, making him the longest-serving Republican House speaker.
Costco is beating Sam's Club over the head with a bat
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Costco Wholesale (COST - Get Report) continues to win the warehouse club war it's fighting against Wal-Mart's (WMT - Get Report) Sam's Club division.
And it's doing it by continuing to be ruthless in keeping prices low, mostly on food. "Others try to make more, we try to make fair," said Costco's CFO Richard Galanti on a conference call Thursday referring to the company's pricing philosophy.
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Historically, Costco's has tried to delay raising prices on its members during times of inflation. And when prices for things such as meat, chicken or produce are falling, Costco is usually the first among major retailers to quickly pass along those savings to its members. "That's what we do for a living," said Galanti.
That strategy paid off particularly well in the first quarter as Costco's rock-bottom prices, despite rising food costs, helped it to outperform Sam's Club. Costco's U.S. same-store sales, excluding the impact of lower gas prices and currency swings, increased 5%, while Sam's Club's same-store sales, excluding the impact of lower gas prices, declined 0.5%, reversing a 0.5% increase achieved a year earlier.
Sales in what Costco calls its "food and sundries" category increased by a low to mid-single digit percentage, depending on the category, while at Sam's Club, sales of fresh and frozen food notched a low-single digit percentage gain.
Costco's overall earnings outpaced analyst forecasts by 1 cent although revenue fell short of expectations, largely due to falling gas prices and the strong dollar. The stock was down about 1% in midday trading Thursday.
Wal-Mart, by contrast, missed its first quarter earnings estimates by 2 cents, in large part to lagging performance at Sam's Club. The company's warehouse business, which has more than 600 stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico vs. 474 for Costco, represents about 12% of Wal-Mart's annual sales.
Too bad the WMT seems to have let the idea die of Eunice and Cooter picking up some packages on their shopping trip to WMT and delivering them. I loved that one. It was one of the stupidest things a company has said the history of business. I had a giant laugh over that one and till chuckle when I think about it. I guess that's what you come up with when you have a southern brain trust running your company.
Meanwhile, WMT says were not going to die without a fight. They just started a program that if you pay them $50 a year, you'll get your package in three days. I hope the Pony Express is reliable. LOL