Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Geico Rock Award: 2017

The winner announced January 3, 2018: Great Britain's Prince Harry.

August 30, 2017: Senator Edward Markey, provides solution for gasoline shortage in light of Hurricane Harvey

August 8, 2017: Mark Egan: over at CNN Money -- "millions can't feel the stock market boom." Post here

July 29, 2017: Nicholas Casey over at The New York Times, with this headline: As Venezuela prepares to vote, some fear an end to democracy.

July 28, 2017: Nathan Crooks over at Bloomberg for asking whether Venezuela is becoming a Cuba-style dictatorship. 

July 23, 2017: US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, is not aware that gasoline is at record low prices.

June 29, 2017: former Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, on CNBC says we need more projects like Southern Company's Kemper project.

June 16, 2017: analyst who now thinks OPEC should have cut deeper.

June 11, 2017: Clifford Kraus, NY Times, did not know why gasoline prices were so low this summer; did not even hazard some opinions on why gasoline prices might be so low.

May 24, 2017: J Crew's Millard “Mickey” Drexler -- the fashion "genius" who admits he misread the speed of change and is now fighting to keep his company out of bankruptcy.

April 9, 2017: Juan Gonzalez, deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs during the Obama administration who now suggests that Putin may have had nefarious reasons for returning to Central America under the Obama administration. At the time, he admits he was skeptical of any security threats that Putin might pose in the region. 

April 6, 2017: Lonnie Golden, economics professor at Penn State University, maintains there is no association between increasing number of part-time jobs (when Americans "desperately" want full-time jobs) and ObamaCare.

April 1, 2017: ABC News seems surprised that Ivanka and Jared Trump are (really) wealthy

January 3, 2017: That didn't take long, our first nominee for the 2017 Geico Rock Award. Prince Harry: "Saving endangered animals is God's test for humanity." I guess he missed the Aleppo story, the 2016 equivalent of the 1940s Holocaust.

Note: Geico Rock Award for 2016 has been announced

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