Michael Schaus - In Other News: John Kerry Goes for a Girly Bike Ride
Posted: 8/5/2014 1:09:00 PM EST

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

John Kerry was spotted riding a girl's pink bike in Nantuckett...It is so strange that the world doesnt take him seriously...

(Weasel Zippers)

The UN now says that not fighting Global Warming is sexist. Because, obviously, when the world ends, women and children will be hardest hit...


Another Democrat is out stumping for higher minimum wage... And to cut down on costs, he has decided to make full use of unpaid interns.

(Free Beacon)

Not news: A bunch of government paralegals were paid to (literally) do nothing. News: those same paralegals were then given bonuses for billing the agency for watching TV or walking their dog... So really, for the paralegals, it was kinda like having Chelsea Clinton's job at MSNBC.

(Free Beacon)

A judge has compared abortion to gun ownership, asking "What if you could only buy guns at two places in Alabama?" Yeah, and what if taxpayers subsidized those gun stores, and minors could purchase firearms without parental consent?
(AL News)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Brings Our Bank Accounts Back to 1984
Posted: 8/4/2014 12:25:00 PM EST

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

Feeling that a mere 8 years isn’t nearly enough time for the Obama’s to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America, a Harvard professor is now suggesting we crown Michelle as our next Imperial President… She can’t even govern a school lunch program, but we’re expected to give her the Oval office?

(The Root)

Eric Holder said that his job is to use the powers of the DOJ to change things: “If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label,” he told the Hill. What if I want to call him something else?

(The Hill)

The New York Times had a piece that explained it is “delusional” to think that Amnesty encourages illegal immigration… Wow. That’s a pretty ironic use of the word delusional.


The Middle Class is now poorer than we were in the 1980s… In all honesty, nothing helps bring a swift halt to progress quite like some modern-day progressivism.


Obama: “I’ll never stop trying to work with those racist, ignorant, unpatriotic, hypocritical, obstructionist, morons in the other party.” (This might be slightly paraphrased.)

(CNS News)

The FBI is going to be monitoring the news, and “rating” stories about the agency. Don't they have actual crimes to solve? (Also: Is the First Amendment just for posterity now, or do we still consider it applicable?)

(Washington Times)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Another Win for the War on Women
Posted: 8/1/2014 12:20:00 PM EST

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

The Kurds are begging the Obama Administration for supplies to fend off the ISIL terrorists in the region. (We should probably point out that the Obama Admin helped arm ISIL when it first sprang into action in Syria.) The Kurds would have more luck if they posed as Mexican drug cartels, and spoke to Eric Holder.

(The Gateway Pundit)

Turkey has been sending Hamas “humanitarian aid” that includes ball bearings and cement mixers… Because, obviously, IEDs are very humanitarian.

(Israel National News)

The US embassy in Tel Aviv has decided to cancel all visa applications. I’m sure this (just like last week’s FAA ban on flights to Israel) is completely unrelated to the souring relations between the US and the Middle East’s only truly democratic nation. Keepin’ it classy, Obama!

(Weasel Zippers)

The war on women continues: Roughly 227,000 more women lost their jobs… Democrat fiscal policy is pretty much a weapon of mass destruction in any war.

(CNS News)

Really? This is the world in which we live? An illegal immigrant detention facility in Texas is “softening” its image. Detainees are now called “residents”, and guards are called “resident advisors”.


Whoa: Obama has been trying to strip military funding; and now (surprise!) the military is underfunded. I really didn’t see this twist coming…

(Free Beacon)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Putin Retaliates; Bans American Chickens!
Posted: 7/31/2014 12:03:00 PM EST

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

The UN Human Rights Chief has attacked the US for not providing Hamas with an ‘Iron Dome’ like Israel… This discriminatory practice of only providing allies and free societies with weapon technology can be traced all the way back to the 1940’s – when the US selfishly kept nuclear bomb technology out of the hands of the Nazis.

(Associated Press)

Michelle Obama said “the blood of Africa runs through my veins!” Um… Ok. I guess that means the blood of Ireland, Germany and Italy is running through my veins. (It has a pretty high alcohol content.)


A marijuana delivery company has started up in California. I can assume this is good news for all those 22 year old glaucoma patients who can’t tear themselves away from an episode of Family Guy. Can you also order Cheetos on this app?


In a speech on the floor of the House Wednesday, Texas U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee claimed that Democrats never sought to impeach President George W. Bush… Well, I mean except for that one time when Sheila Jackson-Lee co-sponsored an attempt to impeach Bush because he disagreed with Democrats – but that doesn’t really count, right?

(Daily Caller)

Putin has a new plan to deal with Obama’s useless sanctions: He’s created some of his own. For starters, he has banned American chickens from Russia… This probably won’t be terribly effective. After all, I don’t think Democrats were visiting Russia that much to begin with.


Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Turns Illegal Immigration into Hawaiian Getaway Package
Posted: 7/30/2014 12:31:00 PM EST

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

Now the Administration is shipping illegal aliens to Hawaii. Only the Obama administration can turn illegal immigration from a crime into a vacation.

(Fox News)

Speaking of illegal immigration, Obama finally has a plan: Reduce the number of deportations… Apparently, the DNC is running low on voters this year.

(Fox News)

This anti-gun advertisement accidentally explains the exact argument gun rights activists have been making for years: Good people should be armed; because nobody keeps an extra cop lying around the house in case of emergencies.


The headline says it all: Guatemala’s president says $2 billion ought to help border crisis. I have this strange feeling that the President of Guatemala isn’t talking about building a wall.


Some new e-mails reveal that Lois Lerner called conservatives a string of nasty names. She also said that the “crazies” on the right will “take us down”… But I’m sure she was completely unbiased, professional, and fair while she was auditing all those crazies.

(The Blaze)

Small businesses told Rahm Emanuel that they love his idea of hiking the minimum wage. I mean, they don’t love the idea enough to begin paying higher wages without legislation… But that’s really just a consequence of loving big government, and not the employee.

(Sun Times)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Pro-Palestinian Rally in Tel Aviv Broken Up by Rocket Fire from Palestine
Posted: 7/29/2014 11:55:00 AM EST

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

Nancy Pelosi (that brilliant star from the independent Soviet Republic of San Francisco) said we should look to Qatar for advice on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. “Qataris have told me Hamas is a humanitarian organization,” Pelosi explained. Right… And Nazi’s were just socialists dressed in Hugo Boss.

(CNS News)

Russia has violated an arms treaty and tested a new type of cruise missile. Obama’s response was to send a letter to Putin (not joking). Future ramifications might include a new hashtag campaign, blocking Putin on Facebook, or angry text messages late at night.

(New York Times)

Salon ran a story entitled: The “Ted Cruz is smart” trap: Why this garbage is false — and dangerous. Right… It’s ridiculous to call Cruz smart. On the other hand: calling the genius who thinks he can legislate with a pen and a phone ‘articulate’ because he can read from a teleprompter without stuttering… well, that makes perfect sense.


The horror! A white person was hired to teach cultural studies (gasp!) in Fresno. According to people who object to some middle-class white person teaching the class, the school “needs teachers who reflect the ethnic and racial background of its students.” I thought Democrats dropped the whole “separate but equal” thing in the mid-sixties.

(Fresno Bee)

A bunch of left-leaning Israelis gathered in a public square in Tel Aviv to protest Israel’s military operations in Gaza. Their protest was cut short by a rocket attack launched from Gaza… Thousands of Leftist Israelis suddenly understand the concept of irony.

(Times of Israel)

I know this seems shocking, but it looks like John Kerry has undermined pretty much all of our Middle East allies in his attempt to get a ceasefire negotiated… Heck even Joe Biden probably would have been a better guy to send into the area than Kerry. Joe would have at least told Israel to go buy adouble-barrel shotgun, or something.

(Real Clear Politics)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama and Kerry Call for ‘Ceasefire in Our Time!’
Posted: 7/28/2014 11:56:00 AM EST

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

Melissa Harris Perry (MSNBC MSDNC) compared Rick Perry to those evil segregationist opponents who kept black kids from going to a white school… Pretty accurate comparison, until you point out that segregationist opponents were Democrats, and the black kids weren’t illegal immigrants. But yeah… Other than that...


Barack Obama is calling for Israel to comply with an unconditional surrender ceasefire. Is it too much to ask this administration not to channel Neville Chamberlin with such predictability? “Ceasefire in our time” is the new motto of the Kerry/Obama foreign policy doctrine.

(The Blaze)

Story: A man with a very dangerous (and contagious) form of TB is roaming the streets of California. Bigger story: the local news that reported on the story never mentioned that the man is an illegal immigrant. See, this is why we ask visitors to sign a guest book when they cross the border.


The new rally cry for Democrat fundraisers: Help us raise money to fight impeachment! Clearly, this is a sign of tremendous strength and solid governing tactics. Maybe that’s what Nixon did wrong all those years ago: He should have golfed and campaigned a bit more.

(Fox News)

Voters apparently have some buyer’s remorse when it comes to reelecting Barack Obama. I hate to say “I told you so”, but… I told you so.

(The Week)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Soviets Are Keepin' it Classy
Posted: 7/25/2014 11:24:00 AM EST

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

Like a good bunch of communists, Russians are busy spending other people’s money. Unfortunately, in this case they’re actually using the credit cards that used to belong to the victims of that downed Malaysian airliner. Those Soviets sure are keepin’ it classy.


Nancy Pelosi, the pro-abortion “catholic” from San Francisco, compared illegal minors to baby Moses. Maybe we should remind Nancy that in the end, Moses fled big government for the promise land... The same promise land that the Palestinians are currently trying to destroy.

(Weasel Zippers)

Russian tanks have been seen in Eastern Ukraine sporting some Stalin flags. Because, ya know, Stalin is known as such a liberator.

(The Gateway Pundit)

The Turkish Prime Minister is comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. And, obviously, there are a ton of similarities… I mean, don’t you remember when Jews in Germany started bombing the heck out of German cities, and the Germans responded with pinpoint operations designed to minimize Jewish deaths? Or is my history a little fuzzy?


Another White House advisor has ignored a congressional subpoena. Apparently, when Republicans issue subpoenas, they can be treated like RSVP requests for a family BBQ, and promptly ignored.

(Roll Call)

Ready to watch the worst throw in baseball history? (And no… Surprisingly it does not involve Obama and his mom-jeans.)

(Fox News)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Uncle Joe is Confused About How Social Security Works
Posted: 7/24/2014 12:14:00 PM EST

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

Anti-Israeli protestors were caught on tape shouting “America is the World’s Largest Terrorist Organization!” Hmmm… Ok. Can I assume these people think Jihadists are just Muslims that weren’t hugged enough as children, or what?

(Weasel Zippers)

Speaking of cute and cuddly terrorists: Here’s some footage of Hamas firing on Israelis from the cover of a Palestinian hospital.

(The Gateway Pundit)

Joe “Open-Mouth-Insert-Foot” Biden joked about wanting a Republican kid, so the kid can work hard and fund Joe’s retirement… Of course, Biden doesn’t realize we already have this scheme in place. It’s called Social Security.

(Free Beacon)

British Liberal Democrat David Ward tweeted that if he lived in Gaza, he’d probably fire a rocket into Israel. But don’t worry: Tweeting about your desire to engage in an act of international terrorism against the world’s only Jewish state is no big deal. In fact, for much of anti-Semitic Europe, comments like this are considered "Kosher".


Michael Bloomberg should be applauded for his staunch support of Israel. The Former NYC mayor flew into Israel to prove the point that Obama’s FAA ban on Israeli bound flights is pure nonsense… I, however, can’t help but notice all the armed security surrounding the anti-gun New Yorker.


Opponents of Capital Punishment are all upset because some horrible murderer experienced another “botched” execution… I mean, he still died – it just took about two hours. Personally, I think 45 caliber bullets would solve a lot of the problems we’ve been seeing with executions lately. And it would be cheaper.

(CBS News)

John Ransom - EMC Gets Squared Away
Posted: 7/23/2014 2:30:00 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: Herbalife Ltd.

Wall Street rejects Ackman's Herbalife 'death blow'—Reuters

Billionaire investor William Ackman's latest volley of accusations against Herbalife fell flat on Wall Street on Tuesday, with shares in the nutrition company soaring more than 17 percent. Ackman, whose hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management placed a $1 billion bet that Herbalife will go bust under regulatory scrutiny, told a conference of investors in New York that the firm's recruiting methods violate U.S. labor laws by employing drinks makers and babysitters without pay.

Symbol: HLF

Trailing PE: 14; Forward PE: 9

PEG: 0.50

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid HerbaLife

Stock number two: EMC Corporation

Why EMC (EMC) Stock Is Up Today--The Street.com

EMC(EMC_) continued to climb Tuesday after Elliott Management took a $1 billion stake in the data storage company.

Elliott now holds approximately 2% of EMC's $55 billion, which makes the hedge fund the fifth-largest shareholder in the company. Elliott wants EMC to spin off VMWare(VMW_), in which EMC owns an approximately 80% stake. Elliott believes this move would boost EMC's stock.

Symbol: EMC

Trailing PE: 23; Forward PE: 13

PEG: 1.36

Dividend: 1.70%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy EMC

Stock number three: Netflix, Inc

Netflix Sinks 5%; Another Analyst Skeptical On Value--Benzinga

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) was down more than 5 percent Tuesday while another analyst expressed skepticism on the shares' value. Citibank's Mark May maintained a Neutral rating on the stock and said its valuation "reflects the positive thesis surrounding U.S. and international subscriber potential and pricing power."

Symbol: NFLX

Trailing PE: 160; Forward PE: 63

PEG: 3.17

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Netflix


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