Leaving on vacation last weekend, I never did do my (sort of) usual From Around the Blogroll post, but I’m taking up the challenge again this week. Jennifer of the Victory Girls has a post up about Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of The Citadel, challenging Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the upcoming Republican senatorial primary. While Jennifer is supporting her candidacy, the article is more about her debates with her father about the wisdom of Shannon Faulkner’s lawsuit which forced The Citadel, a formerly all-male military school, to accept female cadets in the first place.
From The Pirate’s Cove:
By William Teach August 2, 2013 – 10:04 am
We certainly should recall that “it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”
(Bloomberg) Employers added fewer workers than anticipated in July even as the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent, indicating uneven progress in the labor market.
The 162,000 increase in payrolls last month was the smallest in four months and followed a revised 188,000 rise in June that was less than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 93 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 185,000 gain. Workers spent fewer hours on the job and hourly earnings fell for the first time since October. …
So, why did the jobless rate drop? Good question
The labor participation rate dropped to 63.4 percent from 63.5 percent.
So, even more people dropping out of the jobs market in despair.
More at the link. Karen also addressed that topic in Unemployment Drops To 7.4% After Hundreds Of Thousands Drop Out Of Labor Market.
L D Jackson was nominated for a Most Influential Blogger award, and darn if he didn’t turn right around and nominate THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL for the same award.
Thing is, there are conditions: I have to answer seven questions, and nominate other people. Mr Jackson’s seven questions:
- Why did you start a political blog, and when? I started Common Sense Political Thought in November of 2004, just after the election, because I wanted more of a platform than I was having just in comments sections on other blogs.
- If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be? I’m not sure just how much fun it would be to have dinner with a dead person. I know that the answer is supposed to be some famous person, and if that’s the case, I’d select John Adams, but the real answer would be my mother, who went to her eternal reward 22 years ago.
- What person has most influenced your life and in what way have they done so? The only legitimate answer is the most truthful one: my wife.
- If you could choose one state for Conservatives to “take over” and reshape into a vision of America congruent with Constitutional / Conservative principles, what state would you choose and why? That’s simple: California. California has the largest state economy and the greatest resources for a turnaround, as well as the largest number of electoral votes. Such a change in California would lead the way for other “blue” states.
- If you could do anything just one time, what would that one thing be? I guess that the answer, “Be President,” isn’t what Mr Jackson meant. Guess that I’ll pick winning Powerball.
- What book has influenced your life (other than the Bible or Torah) and describe how? It would be two books, actually, the Herman Wouk novels The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. They personalized the history of World War II in a way history books simply cannot.
- If you could purchase one vehicle of your choice, regardless of the price, what would it be? Actually, it’s the vehicle I already have, a Ford F-150. Unless, of course, I’m allowed to select an Intrepid class starship.
I’ll do my nominations and questions later.
Patterico noted that the great city of Seattle has decided that the word “citizen” is potentially offensive. If liberals were all to become morons, I believe that they’d become collectively smarter. Hube noted the same thing.
Sister Toldjah says that one of the most unhinged members of Congress had become even more unhinged. But, not to worry, with Sheila Jackson-Lee and Maxine Waters still in Congress, Charles Rangel will never be better than the third dumbest congressman. Robert
Stacey Stacy McCain was equally harsh on the Distinguished Gentleman.
Of course, it gives your Editor an excuse to put up a picture of Mr Spitzer’s best known hooker, and qualify this post as another Rule 5 candidate. And it’s a lot better picture to publish than the ones the little Weiner was sexting out.