Michael Schaus - In Other News: Creators of Healthcare.gov Want to Regulate the Internet
Posted: 11/11/2014 6:09:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

US troops have just arrived at the front lines in Anbar Province… They have been equipped with camo-colored crocs so the President can keep his promise of “no boots on the ground” in the war against ISIS.

(The Hill)

One of Obamacare’s architects was caught on video boasting that Democrat lies helped get the Affordable Care Act passed, despite objections from “stupid” American voters. Yeah, he should be real proud, because good ideas always need to be cloaked in lies and deception in order to win popularity.

(Daily Signal)

So Obama is now shilling for increased regulation on the internet. Shouldn’t the Federal government master the fundamentals of building a website before they go around increasing regulation on the industry?

(Weasel Zippers)

Democrat Senators are apparently calling up MSNBC to find out what the President is up to. MSNBC has responded by setting up an automated number to handle the calls: “If you would like to know which Golf Course the President is currently playing, press one now…”

(Weasel Zippers)

A Ferguson activist rioter told reporters that cops plan to “kill protestors in the street” if Darren Wilson is not charged with the “murder” of Mike Brown a dangerous criminal… It’s unclear whether or not this conspiracy theorist was holding a Molotov cocktail at the time of the interview.

(Raw Story)

California’s “high-speed” rail is set to open in 8 years. It’s almost as if the word “irony” was intended for this exact situation.


Michael Schaus - In Other News: Black Republicans Are Elected Because of "White Privilege"
Posted: 11/10/2014 3:25:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Investigative Journalist Sheryl Attkisson told Fox News that CBS intentionally ran cover for the Obama Campaign in 2012, by covering up his handling of Benghazi… In other news: It appears the sun has risen in the East for another consecutive day.


Ferguson activists rioters have offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who can “find” police officer Darren Wilson. Something tells me that they want to “find” Darren Wilson the same way Al Capone “found” those six guys in a warehouse on St. Valentine’s Day in 1929.


Valarie Jarrett once told Obama that she was “amazed” he didn’t get 85 percent of the vote. Perhaps if she just released video of him curing the blind, or turning water into wine, the rest of us would come to our senses…

(New Republic)

Minneapolis schools now need permission to suspend any black or Hispanic students. (Because that’s what a color blind society does, right?)


According to the Huffington Post, Mia Love (R-Utah) has managed to become the first black female Republican in the US House because of “white privilege”… I must be missing the core concept behind “white privilege” or something.

(Free Beacon)

The Feds have decided that the best way to fix the housing crises created by subprime loans, is to mandate the origination of far more subprime loans. There is no punchline to this headline. The government beat me to it.

(Free Beacon)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Republicans Took Obama’s Advice… Now What?
Posted: 11/7/2014 1:30:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

You might remember that, at one point, Obama said “If you don’t like my policies, go out there and win an election.”… Done.

(PJ Media)

It looks like Mary Landrieu might have to sell that multi-million dollar DC residence pretty soon. The Dems have canceled all of the planned advertisements for her in her runoff race against Bill Cassidy. I guess the DSCC wasn’t confident in swaying the votes of all those “sexists” and “racists” in the South.


Six out of ten Americans believe that having a gun in the home makes the home safer. Judging by his armed security, I can only assume Nanny Bloomberg probably begrudgingly agrees. (Not that he’d admit it.)

(Washington Examiner)

The Weather Channel’s morning show gets better ratings than MSNBC or CNN… The forecast for liberal media is clouding up pretty quick.


Ukraine claims that more than 30 tanks have crossed the border from Russia into Eastern Ukraine. Russia, of course, denies any wrong doing. I’m sure the tanks were just part of a military parade that somehow lost track of their map.


A bunch of “moderate” rebels from Libya were sent to England for military training… Once there, they ignored the British Military trainers, sexually assaulted 11 people in less than nine days, gang raped a young Cambridge student, and appealed to the UK government for permanent asylum. During the Bush years, we had a place for these people… It was called GITMO.

(Front Page Mag)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Hillary Rodham Obama for 2016
Posted: 11/6/2014 1:22:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

The IRS admitted in court that it hasn’t actually spent any time looking for Lois Lerner’s emails. After all, they didn’t really have the time with all the audits they were conducting on Conservative groups.

(Daily Caller)

CNN says it will be hard for Hillary Clinton to run “as Barack Obama’s third term”. Heck, if Tuesday taught us anything it’s that candidates find it difficult to run as an acquaintance of Obama… Let alone his ideological twin.


Nothing to see here. It’s just Russia moving some missiles and offensive weaponry toward Eastern Ukraine while the Kremlin mutters something about shoring up the former Soviet defenses… Putin seems to be getting pretty comfy in Eastern Ukraine. Next he’ll be moving in some throw pillows and his favorite couch.

(Free Beacon)

President Obama has stated that he will not do executive amnesty… If Republicans pass amnesty in Congress. Isn’t this kinda like a mugger saying he won’t rob you if you give him everything in your wallet as a “gift”.


Oh yeah, that’s right: Ebola is still a thing. The number of people being monitored in NYC for the deadly disease has tripled… Now you can return to your previously scheduled broadcasting. I’ll let you know when the zombie apocalypse officially begins.

(NBC New York)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: “Oh the Humanity!” Media Meltdown as Dems Struggle in Midterms
Posted: 11/5/2014 12:05:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

The best part of the GOP midterm victories? Watching the leftist media meltdown. MSNBC and CNN reported on Democrat losses as if we were watching live footage of the Hindenburg.

(Fox News)

There was a lot of news on election night, but one story really made me warm and fuzzy: Sandra Fluke lost her bid for California’s state Senate in an overwhelmingly Democrat district… It looks like she might have to suffer the trials of buying her own birth control until she finds some sort of gainful employment.


We’re now learning that the Pentagon apparently asked Iran for help in boosting Afghanistan’s economy. And you wonder why people like Vladimir Putin aren’t too worried about limited sanctions from the Obama Administration.

(Fox News)

Facebook is reporting a huge increase in governmental requests for user data. So if you’re interested in keeping the NSA busy, please keep posting that stuff about the NSA.

(Daily Caller)

The city of Berkley, California, decided to pass a sin tax on soda. Not surprisingly, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his fingerprints all over the initiative. Diet-sodas (sweetened with a processed carcinogenic chemical alternative to natural sugar) will not be subjected to the new behavior modification tax.


Eric Holder handed over roughly 64,000 pages related to operation Fast and Furious on the eve of the election. Up until now, these pages represented 64,000 reasons Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress. Now the only thing remaining that could land him in prison seems to be his naturally charming personality.

(Washington Times)

Democrats are at their weakest point in state legislatures since the 1920’s. So if we can just find a Calvin Coolidge to run in 2016, we’ll probably be in pretty good shape. (I guess 100 years of progressivism hasn't really done much to help the popularity of the Democrat Party.)

(National Review)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Eric Holder Takes Break from Harassing Reporters - Focuses on Harassing Voters Instead
Posted: 11/4/2014 12:02:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Tom Brokaw wants to know what Republicans are willing to compromise on, and do for Democrats, if they end up winning the Senate… I’m not sure Tom gets the concept here.


A top Obama aide has been quoted as saying “we’re in for a s**t-storm if Democrats lose the Senate”… Well, it appears to be clouding up.


Eric Holder is sending DOJ officials to the polls to watch for voter discrimination. I guess things like spying on reporters, running guns to Mexico, race baiting in Ferguson, and demanding “protection money” from big banks will just have to go on pause for a day or two.

(The Hill)

The New York Times would really like to “cancel the midterms”. Seriously. I’m surprised they haven’t just called for a law that bans Republican victories.

(NY Times)

An instructor from the University of Arizona slammed the US Military, claiming that US troops do more harm in the world than ISIS fighters. Of course, he strangely doesn’t feel the need to say any of this from the town of Mosul, in the Islamic State. Weird.

(Free Beacon)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: State Education Dept Awaits Millions of Dollars from Obscure Nigerian Prince - Also Wins Cruise in Email Lottery
Posted: 11/3/2014 12:39:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Our marine who was being held in a Mexican prison (after taking a wrong turn into Mexico with a gun in his car) has finally been released. A Mexican judge apparently took it upon himself to do what Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and John Kerry refused to do: His job.

(Fox News)

The Indiana Department of Education was hacked by the Nigerian Cyber Army last week… The worst part is that the Department hasn’t seen a single penny from their distant Nigerian relative who left them $100 million USD after passing away as an obscure member of royalty.

(Weasel Zippers)

PBS host Tavis Smiley compared Obama to Jesus… I don’t remember reading anything about Jesus golfing this much.

(Weasel Zippers)

Police arrested a middle school student for wearing a Rosary at a school event. The police said rosaries are banned, because they often symbolize affiliation with gangs… One particular gang (taking their directives from a group called “the church”), is known for its drive-by prayers and regular Sunday morning shenanigans.

(News Channel 10)

A VA hospital is preparing to accept Ebola patients. They have a whole new waiting room specially designed to keep patients quarantined while Bureaucrats put them on secret waiting lists.


The Saudi religious police (yeah… that’s a thing) have decreed that it will be illegal for women to have “tempting eyes”. (I can see the next headline now: Breaking news - Saudis Plan to Outlaw Women in the Name of Islam - Details tonight at nine.)


Michael Schaus - In Other News: What's the Scariest Thing About Halloween? Democrats.
Posted: 10/31/2014 11:03:00 AM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Michael Jordan called Obama a “hack” and said he was horrible at golf. What a racist.


The Democrat Party is trying to “get out the vote” by reminding potential voters that the party “will be reviewing voting records to see if you voted"… Doesn't the DNC kinda remind you of a creepy ex-boyfriend, or obsessive stalker? This sounds eerily like the beginning of a new horror series. 

(The Daily Banter)

Charlie Rangel blasted Republicans for being racist and bigoted. He even explained that “they think they won the civil war”… Yeah Charlie. That’s the problem: We’re all idiots because we think Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party helped win the civil war.

(Business Insider)

The Washington Post is convinced that more Americans would believe in global warming if climate scientists just sounded a little more alarmist. This is like suggesting the MSNBC should move to the left in an effort to save their ratings.

(Washington Post)

The nation of Jordan has banned Halloween because they consider it “homosexual and Satanic.” Really? "Homosexual"? If that's true, how do you explain all the adult nurse costumes?

(Weasel Zippers)

John Ransom - Despite Breakthrough Avoid BMY
Posted: 10/30/2014 1:28:00 PM EST

Welcome to John Ransom’s Stocks in the News where the headlines meet the trendlines.

Click here to listen to Ransom Notes Radio live or for archives of previous shows.

Stock number one: Apple Inc.

Apple still world’s top tablet seller: IDC-- MarketWatch

Apple Inc. remained the top seller of tablet computers during the third quarter, as research firm IDC said Thursday that world-wide shipments grew from a year ago due in large part to back-to-school season promotions and increased demand in the U.S.

The IDC report said third-quarter shipments rose 11.5% to 53.8 million units world-wide. IDC also said shipments rose 11.2% over the second quarter of the year. IDC analyst Phillippe Bouchard said that factors such as demand for connected tablets — or, tablets that can access the Internet via wireless networks without using Wi-Fi — are pushing sales of tablets higher across the board, and especially in the U.S.

Symbol: AAPL

Trailing PE: 17; Forward PE: 13

PEG: 1.21

Dividend: 1.80%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Hold Apple

Stock number two: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Bristol-Myers Lung-Cancer Drug Boosts Survival--IBD.com

Big pharma Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) reported good midstage trial results for its drug candidate Opdivo in advanced squamous-cell lung cancer, sending its stock up nearly 8% to a 13-year high in early trading in the stock market today.

The patients in the trial were especially sick, as their illness had advanced despite at least two previous treatments. A year after the treatment, 41% were still alive, with the median survival rate at 8.2 months.

Symbol: BMY

Trailing PE: 36; Forward PE: 33

PEG: 3.07

Dividend: 2.70%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Bristol Meyers

Stock number three: Weight Watchers International, Inc

Why Weight Watchers’ Stock is Losing Weight-- Barron's

Weight Watchers’ (WTW) shares are shedding some weight of their own today despite solid earnings after the company raised concerns about spending during in 2015.

Weight Watchers reported a profit of 67 cents a share, beating forecasts for 48 cents, on sales of $345.2 million, ahead of consensus estimates for $337.52 million. Weight Watchers also boosted its full-year guidance to a range of $1.95 to $2.05, ahead of the Street’s $1.87 forecast.

Symbol: WTW

Trailing PE: 8; Forward PE: 17

PEG: -0.57

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Weight Watchers

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Harry Reid Helps Republicans Get Out the Vote
Posted: 10/30/2014 11:02:00 AM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Dunkin' Donuts while wearing an Obama mask. Due to the fact that businesses are becoming accustomed to President Obama demanding their profits, it’s almost surprising this incident didn’t go unreported.


A number of Federal offices have decided to adhere to the philosophy of the First Lady, and hand out “healthy snacks” in lieu of candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Adhering to the philosophy of Barack Obama, I have decided to confiscate and redistribute candy from any trick-or-treaters who come to my door.

(Free Beacon)

A handful of election judges are being accused of lying about their party affiliation ahead of the November 4th elections. The suspected Democrats allegedly posed as Republican election judges in Colorado… I guess they figured that if people like John McCain can pretend to be a Republican, they could get away with it as well.

(Daily Caller)

A panicked Harry Reid is trying to monger some fear by claiming that Obama faces impeachment if Republicans win the Senate… It’s nice of Harry to help Republicans get out the vote.

(Washington Times)

The National Abortion Rights Action League has a new ad out in Colorado that suggests there will be a condom shortage if Republican Cory Gardner wins the race for Senator. We can only hope that people who believe this ad continue to have unfettered access to effective birth control; because I'm not sure they're smart enough to be parents yet.



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