Keyword: ronjohnson

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Celebrated #Ferguson Capt. Ron Johnson Pulls Gun on Unarmed White Kids on Bikes

    08/26/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Last week Attorney General Eric Holder met with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in Ferguson. nd the highway was clearly already shut down at this point.</p>
  • Mindset of Michael Brown “[meant] everything” in confrontation with Officer Wilson

    08/26/2014 9:25:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Doug Book
    Last week, former St. Louis Police Chief Ed Delmore addressed an Open Letter to Captain Ron Johnson, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s choice to “direct all law enforcement operations” in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Chief Delmore revealed that he is not a fan of what another officer described as Capt. Johnson’s “hug a looter” attempts to bring criminals under control by directing St. Louis County Police to “remain uninvolved” on the night “the rioting and looting began again.” The essence of Delmore’s criticism, however, is directed at Capt. Johnson’s claim that “there was no reason to release”...
  • Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting

    08/21/2014 6:20:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko
    Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting; demonstrators detained in NYC WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with students near the strife-filled Missouri town, and also talked with police boss state Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — even as one law officer brought in from out of town was videotaped threatening protesters. In New York, demonstrators took to the streets early Thursday. BY Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:50 AM Declaring “change is coming,” the nation’s top law enforcement officer arrived...
  • Missouri Governor Irresponsibly Demands 'Vigorous Prosecution' Of Cop

    08/20/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Under the Constitution, police have the same rights to due process as citizens. Yet Democratic politicians pandering for urban votes seek to deny Darren Wilson his. On Tuesday night, on the eve of a grand jury hearing over the Wilson-Michael Brown shooting case, Missouri's Democratic governor, who reportedly has 2016 White House aspirations, delivered a grossly irresponsible address calling for a "vigorous prosecution" of the Ferguson cop, whom he gratuitously noted shot Brown "in broad daylight." Gov. Jay Nixon also demanded "justice for Michael Brown" and his family, echoing the calls of the looters, protesters and race merchants....
  • [visibly angry] State trooper slams 'criminals' in Ferguson as 31 arrested following latest unrest

    08/19/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2014
    ......................"A visibly angry [Missouri State Police Capt. Ron ] Johnson said that officers had come under heavy gunfire from protesters and at least two people had been shot. Johnson said he did not know the condition of the shooting victims. Four officers had been injured when they were struck by rocks or bottles, though Johnson claimed that police had not fired a single shot. Citing what he called a "dangerous dynamic in the night," Johnson requested that protests take place during the daylight hours, so that officers could effectively isolate any troublemakers. However, Johnson said that his forces could not...
  • Capt. Johnson Delivers a Stern Lecture to the Media in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:27:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    In a tense, middle-of-the night press conference early Tuesday morning, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson lectured members of the media about safety and implored them to assist law enforcement in calming tensions in the city. After reporting that two individuals had been shot and several police officers injured during another night of protests in response to last week’s shooting of Michael Brown, Johnson showed members of the media items that law enforcement officials had confiscated during the previous night’s protests including a Molotov cocktail, fireworks that had been thrown into a crowd, and two guns. Johnson said the guns...
  • VDH: Living Out Critical Legal Theory (Ferguson, the border and beyond)

    08/19/2014 3:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | August 19, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>It may not have been the aim of Missouri Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson to outsource security responsibilities to someone affiliated with the New Black Panthers and a legal activist group, but that is the impression that one receives from listening to his exchange with and praise of Malik Shabazz. If this is the same Malik Shabazz who has a long history of virulent racist and inflammatory anti-Semitic statements, then there has been at least a partial erosion of legal authority in Ferguson.</p>
  • Sympathizer Ron Johnson Put in Charge of Restraining Ferguson Mob

    08/18/2014 5:40:37 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 48 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | August 18 2014 | By Dave Blount
    Prior to calling in the National Guard, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon attempted to pander to the lawless mobs that have been exploiting the Michael Brown spectacle by putting Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of restraining them. Johnson promptly defused the situation by reminding the public that there is no reason to believe Officer Darren Wilson acted inappropriately when he used lethal force to subdue the violent criminal Michael Brown. Just kidding. Like the media and the federal government, Johnson has been fanning the flames by blaming the police for trying to maintain order: Speaking at...
  • Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

    08/18/2014 7:08:07 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 71 replies
    npr.org ^ | August 17,2014 | Scott Neuman
    Capt. Ron Johnson, the Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in Ferguson, Mo., told a thousand-strong audience ... "I wear this uniform, so I'm standing up here to say I'm sorry. "This is my neighborhood. You are my family. You are my friends and I am you," Johnson said, appearing to tear up. "When this is over, I am going to go in my son's room. My black son," Johnson told the cheering crowd. "Who wears his pants sagging. Wears his hat cocked to the side. Got tattoos on his arms. But that's my baby."
  • MSNBC Host Falls Apart Over Ferguson Curfew

    08/16/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by absentee · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/16/14 | Caleb Howe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uK78nbbnMs In a press conference this afternoon with Governor Jay Nixon, State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and other officials, a state of emergency was declared for Ferguson, MO, and a curfew instituted. After the press conference, MSNBC's anchor T.J. Holmes begins with editorializing ... "Wow. Folks, um, what you just heard, was pretty remarkable. To a community that has been shouting, expressing their anger, their outrage, understandable anger and outrage for the past week about being denied their rights, and about a young man being denied his right to live, they are now being told that their right to...
  • America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future

    08/01/2014 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I had a very bad lunch today. But not because of what I ate. My lunch was unpleasant because I moderated a noontime panel on Capitol Hill featuring Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and my Cato colleague Chris Edwards. And I should hasten to add that they were splendid company. The unpleasant part of the lunch was the information they shared. The Senator, in particular, looked at budgetary projections over the next 30 years and basically confirmed for the audience that an ever-expanding burden of federal spending is going to lead to a fiscal crisis. To be blunt, he showed...
  • Judge tosses Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

    07/22/2014 5:37:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/22/2014 | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    A federal judge said Monday that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) cannot challenge the Obamacare policy that lawmakers and their staff obtain health insurance through the exchanges. The ruling could prove ominous for House Republicans as they prepare to file suit against the Obama administration, also against Obamacare. That suit would focus on a different issue, the president’s delay of the employer mandate. Judge William C. Griesbach, a George W. Bush appointee, said that Article III of the Constitution prevents Johnson’s lawsuit from moving forward and suggests that any remedy must come from Congress. He said that the Wisconsin Republican cannot...
  • Conservative Senator Slams Tea Party Groups For Hurting GOP Establishment

    06/01/2014 9:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 1, 2014 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Saturday railed against Tea Party groups for hurting establishment candidates and incumbents just to fundraise. “That is a fact. It is not a conjecture, and so many of these groups it is basically donor capture. They are there to perpetuate themselves," he said at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., as recorded by The Daily Beast. Johnson explained that he feels that some Tea Party groups don't actually represent the grassroots Tea Party movement, with which he identifies. “I value the membership of the Tea Party movement. I am right there with them...
  • Standing to Sue Obama

    05/05/2014 3:33:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The legal left and media are always last to know, but there are the makings of a correction in how the courts police conflicts between the political branches. President Obama's serial executive power abuses—on health care, immigration, marijuana and much else—may be inspiring a heathy rejoinder. Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to create and amend laws and the President to faithfully execute them, but Mr. Obama has grabbed inherent Article I powers by suspending or rewriting statutes he opposes. The President has usurped Congress with impunity because he assumes no one has the legal standing to challenge him. Most...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • RNC Petition Backs Ron Johnson’s Member/Staffer Health Care Lawsuit

    04/29/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4-28-14 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit challenging the legality of federal contributions to the health care plans of members of Congress and congressional staffers has a new ally: the Republican National Committee. “Senator Ron Johnson is suing the Obama Administration for exempting Democrat Members of Congress from the ObamaCare law,” the RNC petition said. “It’s unfair to make American citizens live under a law that politicians are exempt from.” The RNC solicited support for the petition Sunday on Twitter, along with a graphic:
  • JCPENNEY TO CUT 2,000 JOBS, CLOSE 33 STORES

    01/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    JCPenney is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 stores as the battered department store seeks to revive revenue growth, the company announced Wednesday. The move will save about $65 million annually beginning in 2014, the company said. JCPenney, which has about 1,100 stores, has struggled to turn a profit since former CEO Ron Johnson was fired in April.
  • Ron Johnson: I'm Suing Over ObamaCare Exemptions for Congress

    01/06/2014 8:25:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/06/2014 | Ron Johnson
    On Monday, Jan. 6, I am filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to make Congress live by the letter of the health-care law it imposed on the rest of America. By arranging for me and other members of Congress and their staffs to receive benefits intentionally ruled out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the administration has exceeded its legal authority.
  • Ryan-Murray Achieves Cloture 67–33 (usual suspects + RON JOHNSON)

    12/17/2013 8:48:29 AM PST · by cornelis · 34 replies
    NRO.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2013 | Johnathan Strong
    The Senate just voted to cut off debate on the Ryan–Murray budget deal, paving the way for its passage later this week. This vote was the key procedural hurdle the bill will face.
  • Ron Johnson on Obamacare: "We've got to start talking about transitioning."

    12/09/2013 10:30:31 AM PST · by cornelis · 49 replies
    NRO ^ | Dec, 9, 2013 | NRO
    In a visit to NR’s New York office, Senator Ron Johnson said the fight against Obamacare is entering a new phase: “We’ve got to start talking about transitioning.” Johnson won his Senate seat in 2010 based in large part on his fierce opposition to Obamacare, which he still adamantly opposes as an assault on Americans’ liberty and criticizes in the harshest terms (look no further than his recent weekly radio address). But simple repeal is no longer enough, he believes. He says that Republicans have to acknowledge that the law now exists. “How do you repeal?” he asks. “Yeah, you...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson, Who Opposed Cruz Defunding Strategy, Scrambles to Patch Obamacare

    11/13/2013 10:20:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 13, 2013 - 9:41 AM | Susan Jones
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) did not support Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to omit Obamacare funding in a continuing resolution, at one point calling Cruz’s defunding strategy “intellectually dishonest” and a “circular firing squad.” But now Johnson is out with his own strategy to deal with the problems caused by the law. Although he favors repeal, he’s going for a patch. Johnson has introduced the “If You Like Your Health Care, You Can Keep It Act,” which would amend the Affordable Care Act to ensure that individuals can keep their health insurance coverage. His bill promises “no changes to existing coverage.”...
  • It's Like Obama Said: ‘Sorry Your Dog Died’ When He ‘Just Ran Over That Dog’

    11/11/2013 12:59:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 11, 2013 - 11:46 AM | Craig Millward
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said that Obama’s apology to people whose health insurance was dropped “wasn’t an apology”—it was like apologizing for someone’s dog dying “and you refuse to acknowledge the fact that you just ran over that dog with your car.” “It certainly wasn’t an apology. When I heard it, really the analogy I was thinking of was, you tell somebody, ‘Boy, I’m really sorry your dog died,’ and you refuse to acknowledge the fact that you just ran over that dog with your car. Those are your tire tracks on that dog,” Johnson said speaking with Charlie Sykes...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson to Introduce the ‘If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act’

    10/25/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-25-13 | Alec Torres
    Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) announced today that next week he will file legislation that will allow Americans to keep their previous health-insurance plans, as President Obama promised. The proposed bill, entitled the “If you Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act,” would, according to Johnson’s statement amend the Affordable Care Act “to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public.” From the press release: One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans...
  • Kelly Ayotte’s Lynch Mob - Base vs. Establishment battle erupts in Senate GOP.

    10/08/2013 2:26:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.8.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Kelly Ayotte was furious. One media account after another (as here) has the Republican and theoretically conservative New Hampshire senator angrily attacking Senator Ted Cruz in a recent closed-door Senate GOP Caucus. Behaving as follows, this much cited and notably un-refuted coming from the New York Times, bold print supplied here for emphasis: And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans — Dan Coats of Indiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Kelly Ayotte of... --snip-- NR was spot on here about Ayotte, and there’s one more thing to add about that Ayotte comment of seeking a “thoughtful, bipartisan...
  • Standing on Conservative Principle is Silly

    07/31/2013 8:48:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/31/13 | Robert Corker
    Standing on conservative principle – such as opposing the spending that implements Obamacare – is silly, at least if you are an establishment Republican, like Tennessee's Senator Robert Corker. Corker is the latest in a long line of establishment Republicans to ridicule and oppose the efforts of Utah’s principled limited government constitutional conservative Senator Mike Lee and others to defeat the spending bills that implement Obamacare. In Corker's formulation such an effort is "silly" and those in favor of it "don't have the courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit reduction and spending decisions." So let’s...
  • Republicans meet to talk immigration (Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, others...)

    07/08/2013 5:33:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/13 | JAKE SHERMAN and SEUNG MIN KIM
    A small group of Senate and House Republicans are meeting Monday night to discuss how to pass an immigration overhaul through Congress. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has been hungry to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws this Congress, is attending the session. -snip- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is involved in the planning, according to two sources.
  • Incredible New JCPenney Ad: We Screwed Up

    05/01/2013 9:18:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2013, 12:25 PM | Ashley Lutz
    JCPenney lost nearly a third of its customers in 2012. Now, in an unprecedented move, the company is admitting it totally screwed up. … Failed CEO Ron Johnson’s plan included ditching the company’s popular promotions program. Ideally, the strategy was meant to revamp JCPenney’s image and appeal to young people. In reality, it alienated long-time customers, while failing to draw in new ones. …
  • Ex-Apple execs exit JCPenney

    04/10/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/10/13 | JAMES COVERT
    It’s official: Apple is out of fashion at JCPenney. Three top proteges of former Penney CEO Ron Johnson — all of whom boasted stints at Apple on their resumes — exited the retailer today, The Post has learned. Chief Operating Officer Mike Kramer, Chief Talent Officer Daniel Walker and Chief Creative Officer Mike Fisher kicked off an exodus of high-profile Johnson hires that is expected to continue in the wake of his ouster, sources said. Kramer — who said publicly earlier this year that he “hated the culture” at Penney — resigned as interim CEO Mike Ullman this week began...
  • JC Penney Fires CEO Ron Johnson

    04/08/2013 4:14:28 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 36 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 8, 2013 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND CANDICE CHOI
    NEW YORK — J.C. Penney's board of directors has ousted CEO Ron Johnson after only 16 months on the job as a risky turnaround strategy backfired and led to massive losses and steep sales drops. In a statement issued late Monday, the department store chain said that it has rehired Johnson's predecessor Mike Ullman, 66, who was CEO of the department store chain for seven years until November 2011. The announcement comes as a growing chorus of critics including a former Penney CEO Allen Questrom called for his resignation as they lost faith in turnaround strategy. Penney reported dismal fourth-quarter...
  • J.C. Penney jumps after CEO (Ron Johnson) said to be out

    04/08/2013 2:09:12 PM PDT · by abb · 79 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | April 8, 2013 | Staff
    J.C. Penney Co. shares jumped 11% in after hours on Monday as CNBC, citing an unidentified source, said Chief Executive Ron Johnson is no longer head of the company.
  • Senator Ron Johnson: Victims of Government

    03/31/2013 3:05:09 PM PDT · by Jean S · 7 replies
    The Cost of Excess Government The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy estimates that it costs Americans $1.75 trillion to comply with federal regulations each year.  To put $1.75 trillion into perspective, that amount is larger than all but eight economies in the world.  It also means that over 10% of the U.S. economy is spent on trying to satisfy rules issued by Washington bureaucrats. That doesn't even include federal, state, and local taxes. This heavy regulatory burden diverts resources from innovation to compliance, discourages business investment, and chills job creation. It is no accident that as Washington adds new regulations,...
  • EPA Forces Man to Spend $200,000 To Expand Lake, Then Doesn't Grant Permit To Do It

    03/27/2013 3:49:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has launched a new campaign called "Victims of Government" that details how onerous government has destroyed people's lives. To launch the effort Senator Johnson posted a video yesterday in which he describes the plight of Stephen Lathrop from Granite City, Illinois. According to a letter from Senator Johnson and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) to the Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. Lathrop's town has a severe flooding problem that the Army Corps of Engineers was ordered to fix in 1965 but never did. In light of this, Mr. Lathrop decided to buy a local dump, invest $100,000...
  • JCPenney filing reveals a surprising 43,000 job cuts

    03/21/2013 10:24:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/13 | JAMES COVERT
    However you’re counting the numbers, they hurt. JCPenney revealed in a regulatory filing yesterday that it finished its fiscal year ended Feb. 2 with 116,000 employees — a whopping 43,000 less than a year earlier. That’s a slashing of 27 percent — even steeper than the company’s disastrous revenue decline of 24.8 percent for the same period. It’s also more than twice the figure of 19,000 job cuts that Chief Executive Ron Johnson testified to under oath earlier this month, when asked during the company’s trial with Macy’s and Martha Stewart how many Penney employees had lost their jobs on...
  • Report: Senate Democrats' Budget Hikes Taxes by $1 Trillion, Never Balances

    03/12/2013 6:32:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Raise your hand if you're surprised by any of this:   Senate Democrats are drafting a federal budget blueprint that would raise nearly $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade and slice roughly $1 trillion more from projected spending, according to Democratic aides familiar with the document. But the framework would never bring the budget into balance, potentially putting Democrats on the defensive as Washington enters a new phase in the ongoing battle over the swollen national debt. This week, both parties are scheduled to unveil competing visions for the 10-year period that begins Oct. 1. House Republicans...
  • A Truly Depressing Visit to JCPenney (No Discounts, No Coupons, No Business)

    03/01/2013 4:44:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies
    Slate ^ | March 1, 2013 | Matthew Yglesias
    JCPenney, the storied if unglamorous retailer, is in trouble. Big trouble. Fourth-quarter earnings results came out on Wednesday and they were terrible. The bad news starts with a quarterly loss of $427 million, but it doesn’t end there. Comparable store sales—meaning stores that were open this past quarter and also open in the same quarter of the previous year—fell by a mind-boggling 32 percent. Henry Blodget says it may have been the worst quarter posted by any retailer ever.    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. JCPenney made a big splash in the retail world by hiring Ron Johnson,...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson the Winner of the Week in Washington

    01/29/2013 4:42:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/28/2013 | Brian Sikma
    Sometimes a citizen lawmaker dares to exercise such candor that the inside-the-Beltway crowd recoils in horror at the blatant honesty. Such was the case with Wisconsin’s own Senator Ron Johnson (R) this past week. Johnson captured attention with his tough questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to finally answer questions about the Benghazi disaster of last September. Clinton, demonstrating the cunning political acumen that propelled her and her husband so far on the national political stage, weaved a range of emotions into her carefully prepared opening statement. With her final months...
  • Hillary Clinton's Dodgy Testimony

    01/25/2013 3:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth. Wednesday, in her testimony before both the Senate and, later, the House, Clinton brilliantly fudged, dodged and filibustered. Of course, she's a pro. Clinton was slow-walking depositions, lawyering up and shifting blame when many of her questioners were still civilians down on the farm. Aided by a ridiculous format, she outfoxed most of the Republicans with ease. Meanwhile, the Democrats, almost uniformly, seemed singularly interested in celebrating Mrs. Clinton as a global diva who somehow manages to carry the burden of her...
  • Clinton Has Talked to Only 1 American Benghazi Survivor in 4 Months

    01/24/2013 9:58:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1-24-13 | Terrence Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, five State Department Diplomatic Security agents who were in Benghazi that day and survived the attack were evacuated from the country and taken to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. All five had suffered from smoke inhalation, and one was seriously wounded. Under questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R.-Wis.) in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed that she has spoken to only one of the American survivors who was evacuated from Libya after the...
  • Conservative Senator Lashes Out: ‘This Place is a Joke’

    12/31/2012 2:16:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 31, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) lashed out at the upper chamber today as a symbol of government’s runaway power in Americans’ lives. “It’s an alternate universe. No, this — this place is a joke. I mean, bottom line, this is an absurd process,” Johnson said on CNBC. “It certainly proves the genius of our founding fathers that government should be limited. I mean, the fact that we have this place having such an enormous effect on our economy, on people’s livelihood, is wrong. It’s simply wrong.” “So, I’m the manufacturer. I’m always looking for the cause of problems. The cause of...
  • Media Feature: The Beginning of the End for Ron Johnson at JCPenney

    08/23/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Aug. 22, 2012 | JON C. OGG
    the poor turnaround that Ron Johnson has engineered at JCPenney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP). Our take is that this is the beginning of the end and is a prelude to Ron Johnson's termination. Shares have gone from $60 five years ago to under $25 again, and the 52-week range is $19.06 to $43.18. Johnson has been on the job now for just under a year ... Perhaps chimpanzees could have done as well. Howard Davidowitz, of the retail consulting firm Davidowitz & Associates, said on Bloomberg TV that Ron Johnson will "be a goner" in another nine months if this...
  • Thompson says Akin should leave Senate race

    08/21/2012 12:24:30 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    wisconsin state journal ^ | 8/21/12 | Associated Press (0) Comments
    Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson is now calling on Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to drop out of the race. Thompson on Monday initially condemned comments Akin made in an interview over the weekend that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in cases of what he called "a legitimate rape." But Thompson said whether Akin gets out of the race should be left to him and voters in Missouri. As pressure grows on Akin to get out of the race, Thompson on Tuesday says his apologizing is not enough and Akin should step aside immediately. Wisconsin Republican Sen....
  • Sen. Ron Johnson calls for Akin to step aside

    08/20/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 54 replies
    Ron Johnson . . . By Kathryn Jean Lopez August 20, 2012 12:26 P.M . . . calls for Akin to step aside after his controversial comments. Akin will be on Mike Huckabee’s radio show today.
  • GOP Senator: ‘Government Is Something to Fear’

    08/06/2012 8:43:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/3/2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) said that while government is necessary, it is also “something to fear.” “It’s pretty easy to describe what ails this country because far too many Americans have forgotten the basic premise of what our founders knew,” Johnson said in a speech on Friday at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C. “What’s even more sad is far too many Americans were never taught the basic premise, and it was that government isn’t something here to solve our problems,” Johnson said. “Government--we need it,” Johnson said. “But, by...
  • J.C. Penney's Latest Leap: Retailer to Ditch Cash Registers, Cashiers

    07/23/2012 12:17:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | July 23, 2012 | Barbara Thau
    J.C. Penney (JCP) will say farewell to cash registers, checkout counters and cashiers by 2014, said Ron Johnson, the chain's CEO, during the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, reports Time. . . "Think of a physical store without a cash wrap," Johnson told the audience, according to Time. "About 10% of all the money we spend, half a billion dollars a year, goes to [checkout] transactions." The money saved by replacing checkout stations with new technology could be invested in improving customer service, he said.
  • J.C. Penney stock crashes with news of gay marriage support

    07/19/2012 3:25:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 240 replies
    afa ^ | July 17, 2012
    Simply put, people are not shopping at J.C. Penney. AFA and OneMillionMoms are showing success in the effort to educate people to Penney's aggressive national campaign to promote "gay" marriage. The company is going downhill fast. Since February, the company stock has lost more than half its value, and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its credit rating on J.C. Penney Co. further into "junk" status.Snapshot of J.C. Penney under same-sex marriage crusade February 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 JCP announces Ellen DeGeneres as their new spokesperson. JCP launches catalog ad featuring two "gay" moms. JCP launches catalog...
  • GOP must prevent a lame-duck looting session

    07/18/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2012 | Sens. Jim DeMint and Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham
    If Republicans want to win big in November, we must do more than show voters how we plan to govern in 2013. We must also demonstrate how we're working right now to stop the last-minute spending spree the Democrats have planned for December. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants to force a postelection lame-duck session of Congress, in which defeated politicians will no longer be accountable to voters. In that context, he will have more leverage to raise taxes and increase spending against the threat of yet another government shutdown, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more borrowing, debts...
  • Ron Johnson Gets It! Farm Bill, Yeah Right!

    06/21/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT · by usnadad · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/2012 | Daily Caller
    Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has introduced a motion to send the Agriculture, Reform, Food and Jobs Act back to committee and divide it into two separate bills to be considered in two separate votes.
  • J.C. Penney Is the New Sears: Ron Johnson Has Done “Incalculable Damage,” Davidowitz Says

    05/17/2012 4:54:55 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 72 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | Aaron Task
    J.C. Penney (JCP) shares tumbled Wednesday after the retailer reported a much wider-than-expected first-quarter loss, suspended its dividend and saw weakness across all core metrics. In an apparent rebuke to new CEO Ron Johnson's strategy to change the company's focus from discounts to everyday low prices, total sales fell 20% while same-store sales declined 19% and gross margins fell to 37.6% from 40.5% as foot traffic in the stores dropped 10%. "Our marketing isn't doing the work," Johnson said in a conference call. "We've got to get our pricing across. Coupons were a drug, they really drove traffic. [Customers] need...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...