Data Point

Data Point – the mainstream media IS the opposition

by Skip May 19, 2017

And their own coverage belie their words: Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy [Harvard University] analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV and print outlets. They found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile […]

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Data Point – If you had only invested in Amazon…

by Skip May 15, 2017

“One thousand dollars invested at the closing price on Amazon’s IPO day would be worth over $491,000 on Monday, based on the stock’s price in early trading.” (H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point: a Rape Culture on Campuses?

by Skip May 14, 2017

89% of colleges reported zero campus rapes in 2015. If it really is the “1 in 5” statistic quoted by overwrought power hungry feminists (who keep redefining out common language to get the results they want), how could that data point be true?  Frankly, if the “1 in 5” was really true, every father in […]

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Data Point – Job Market looking better for job seekers

by Skip May 12, 2017

Just 1.25 unemployed workers per job opening — lowest since Jan 2001. #JOLTS pic.twitter.com/KB7C5CW5Rf — Jed Kolko (@JedKolko) May 9, 2017 (H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Data Point – Job openings

by Skip May 11, 2017

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Gun Gap

by Skip May 10, 2017

“But there was a time when gun owners weren’t so overwhelmingly Republican. In 1976, 50 percent of Republicans, 48 percent of independents, and 45 percent of Democrats owned a gun. That changed in the 1980s and 1990s. By 2000, 30 percent of independents and only 27 percent of Democrats reported having a gun in the home. […]

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Data Point: How’s that multi-cultural assimilation going?

by Skip May 7, 2017

The UK’s most popular baby names have been revealed in a new survey, with Muhammed and Amelia topping the charts for the capital. Research carried out in every city in the country has shown how long-time favourites such as Emily, Sophie, Jack and Oliver are still going strong in 2017. At the same time, the Arabic […]

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Data Point – Government health care spending

by Skip May 4, 2017

Note the “Mandatory”: It is only “mandatory” because politicians have passed laws.  They complain about the cost of what they have passed and the regulations that go with it.  Note that while they shrug their shoulders and say that they can do nothing because it is “mandatory”, they simply are lying about the fact that […]

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Data Point – where the murders are

by Skip April 28, 2017

(H/T: Crime Research via Instapundit)

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Data Point: Consumer Confidence

by Skip April 25, 2017

“The index came in at 120.3, lower than economists’ expectation of 122.5. It is also a decline from last month’s reading of 125.6. The index has seen a massive surge following the election of President Donald Trump, and March’s reading was the highest in 16 years for the index….”Looking ahead, consumers were somewhat less optimistic about the short-term […]

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Data Point – 67% of poll respondents say Democrats are out of touch with their concerns

by Skip April 25, 2017

So much for the “Party of the People” when Trump beats them by a considerable margin? (H/T: ABCNews)

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Data Point – Media Bias

by Skip April 25, 2017

A chart from SharylAttkisson.com seems to be pretty much on the mark: “Please note that outlets on left and right sometimes publish material that’s on the opposite side of the political spectrum, or that has no political leaning at all. The placement is based on perceived overall tone and audience. Position on the chart doesn’t […]

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Data Point – Gallup: 2/3rds of American People believe the MSM favor one political party

by Skip April 7, 2017

Six in 10 in US See Partisan Bias in News Media …In a contentious political landscape, Americans increasingly believe the news media generally favors one political party over the other. Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults say the media has a favorite, up from about 50% in past years. Just 27% now say the media favors […]

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Data Point – Govt vs Manufacturing jobs

by Skip April 7, 2017

(H/T: CNSNews)

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Data Point – Gallup: Fewer Dems To Proud To Be Americans

by Skip April 4, 2017

  “Sixty-seven percent of Democrats say they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be Americans, down 11 percentage points from a year ago. Republicans (92%) and independents (73%) are about as likely now as in 2016 to express such patriotic sentiments.” (H/T: The Blaze)

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Data Point – 2017 Federal Budget

by Skip March 16, 2017

Remember to put this into context – we, as a country, are $20 Trillion in the hole: $61,000/person.  Already, Statists everywhere are doing the “Every dollar is sacred; people will DIE if programs are cut!!!!” dance, shimmy, and screaming meemies. Get used to it.  You want some of these programs (like the National Endowment for […]

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Data Point – common thought “Good speech!”

by Skip March 2, 2017

The survey, conducted among 509 respondents with a 4.5% margin of error, showed that 57% had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while 21% had a “somewhat positive” reaction, adding up to 78% “positive” overall. Only 21% of those who watched the speech had a “negative” reaction. In addition, 69% of viewers thought that […]

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Data Point – Total debt by type by Americans

by Skip February 17, 2017

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Small Biz Optimism soars

by Skip February 15, 2017

(H/T: CNSNews)

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Data Point – It’s about time somebody started to do what Republicans have promised since forever

by Skip February 13, 2017

And hardly ever did. Trump started it, it looks like the Republicans are following Trump’s lead by using the CRA (Congressional Review Act that allows them to delete bureaucratic regulations (with caveats)).  Let’s see if they: Pass the REINS Act Repeal the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act in which Congress ceded much of its power to […]

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Data Point – Not a single year over 3% GDP growth

by Skip January 29, 2017

U.S. Has Record 11th Straight Year Without 3% Growth in GDP Obama has boasted about how he “saved” the American economy.  That’s like the mechanic that “fixed” my 0 MPH car so now it will go 10 MPH (when it should be able to goo 100 MPH). UPDATE: The latest numbers mean that Obama’s economic […]

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Data Point – TEA Party effect?

by Skip January 26, 2017

SHOT: IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CHART, YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE IMPACT OF THE TEA PARTY IN 2010: Federal Debt Projected To Grow $10 Trillion Over Next Decade. And yet it only reduced the growth of the debt from catastrophic to awful. CHASER: All of Washington seems to be in cardiac arrest over the news […]

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Data Point – who do we American adults trust?

by Skip December 20, 2016

“Notice, You won’t find any left wing causes at the top of America’s circle of trust.” Actually, this must be soul-crushing to Progressives whose main goal is to always move Power away from the People to a more and more centralized place further and further away from accountability.  Notice that confidence INCREASES as the locus […]

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Data Point – and gun homicides are….where?

by Skip December 9, 2016

For the amount of time the MSM spends on gun deaths and gun control, you’d think it was the number one killer.  Well, it may well be – but only if you’re an inner city gangbanger. (H/T: Washington Post)

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Data Point – US Dollar Strong

by Skip December 3, 2016

For all the sturm und drang about Brexit (and the absolute apocalypse that it was supposed to bring to the British economy), I see that it alone, amongst a number of other advanced economies, the pound sterling is up over the dollar – and the Euro.  (H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Income Inequality

by Skip November 25, 2016

Regardless of Obama’s bluster and policies to the otherwise, it has grown: (H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Data Point – church attendance by State

by Skip November 17, 2016

(H/T: Caveman Circus)

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Data Point – food stamps are REAL expensive

by Skip November 3, 2016

Not only does the government spend a breathtaking $70 billion a year to give a record number of people food stamps, it wastes billions more to administer the bloated welfare program. Some states spend a lot more than others to distribute the free food vouchers and the discrepancies are downright outrageous. The government dedicates $3.6 […]

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Data Point – Media Bias much?

by Skip October 18, 2016

A study from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center of the four weeks encompassing and surrounding the two major-party political conventions makes this obvious. Trump’s news coverage during this period was 75 percent negative; the friendliest week Trump got from the media was the week of the convention itself — when it was “only” 55 percent negative. Contrast […]

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Data Point – So, like “where’s Waldo”, where is Global Warming for Americans?

by Skip October 14, 2016

What is it that Americans are fearful of?  Chapman University lists the top 10: Warmists fearing Global Warming / Global Cooling / Climate Chaos / Climate Change / Extreme Weather (you KNOW it has to be a Progressive “thing”; just like what they call themselves keeps changing, they keep renaming this “thing” as they figure […]

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