THE PARIS RIOTS CONTINUE. CAN MACRON SURVIVE?

As I type this, there again are riots in Paris.  An amalgam of middle class taxpayers, anarchists and who knows what other group with a grudge, is out on the streets screaming for Macron’s head. Macron has tried to appease the mob with promises of tax cuts and raises in the minimum wage – anything to get their minds off the punitive fuel price taxes that have made it more difficult...

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STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA’S NEW BANKRUPTCY PROJECT

In 2012, the city of Stockton, California declared bankruptcy.  Its finances were a mess, and it could not pay its debts. In 2015, Stockton exited its bankruptcy status. And now?  Stockton has decided it is a great idea to give away money to its residents.  $500 a month – that’s $6,000 a year, tax free – to do what they want with. Think I’m kidding?  Read this excerpt...

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OBAMACANCELED?

Remember all those times Obama-appointed federal judges have made rulings that subverted the Trump agenda? Remember that old saying, “what goes around, comes around”? Well, yesterday it came around. Federal court judge Reed O’Connor, appointed to the bench by George W. Bush,  has ruled that, as it is now constituted, The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, is...

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FARMERS INSURANCE GETS STIFF COMPETITION

Apropos of nothing political… Until recently, I assumed Farmers insurance had the most obnoxious jingle of the industry with “We are Farmers, bum ba bum bum bum bum bum”… … until Liberty Mutual checked in with “Liberty liberty lih-berty, lih-berty”. If this is a competition, they’re neck-and-neck. Why either would want to win, however, escapes...

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THE QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY

Today’s quotes – there are two of them – come to us from Mika Brzezinski, co-host, and now wife as well, of Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe show. The first is Ms. Brzezinski’s comment about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview on Fox & Friends, during which he discussed the apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi...

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A QUICK QUESTION FOR THE NEWS FOX AT CBS, NBC AND ABC

The next time you hear a news story on one of the major networks about President Trump’s alleged payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal – totaling a couple of hundred thousand dollars – so they would not talk about the consensual sex they supposedly had with him… …you might want to ask if those same networks would like to do a bit more reporting on the tens...

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A SAD COMMENTARY ON OUR CULTURE

This excerpt from fox40.com – Sacramento, describing an incident in Greenfield, Wisconsin, is pretty self-explanatory: A customer at a Wisconsin Walmart  tackled Christopher Simpson as he was trying to walk out of the store with stolen video games and held him down until police arrived. Simpson says he’s sorry for what he did but he wants to know: did he need to be tackled over it...

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WHILE THE MEDIA OBSESS OVER MICHAEL COHEN…

…We have this, from Lucia Mutikami’s article at Reuters:    The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near a 49-year low last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy. Other data on Thursday showed import prices dropping by the most in more than three years in November as the cost of petroleum...

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THE NADLER BEATDOWN

Jerrold Nadler has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1992. He currently represents New York’s 10th congressional district, comprised of parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn –  among the safest Democratic strongholds in the country. Mr. Nadler is as hardline a Democrat/liberal/left hack as you can find in Congress. And, as such, he is on a mission to “prove”...

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LETITIA JAMES’ REAL PURPOSE

Letitia James is the Attorney General-elect of New York State. Here are her duties: Serving as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources Providing legal counsel to the executive branch of state government Defending actions and proceedings on behalf of the state Charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect...

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MICHAEL COHEN’S SENTENCE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FUTURE

I watched a few minutes of The Today Show this morning.  And if all I “knew” about michael cohen’s conviction was what it reported, I would be pretty sure that President Trump was well on his way out the oval office door. But, of course, that’s not so.  He isn’t going anywhere – at least not because a proven serial liar he made the mistake of hiring was...

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CHUTZPAH: THE ILLEGAL ALIEN REPARATIONS DEMAND

This is going to read like not very clever satire. But it is not satire at all, it is real. From Gustavo Solis’ article for the San Diego Union-Tribune, we have this: Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be processed through the asylum system more quickly and in greater numbers, that deportations be...

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THE COHEN SENTENCING: WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN?

The answer to this blog title’s question, on the surface, is…”Everything!  What’s the matter with you, anyway? Don’t you realize that, while it is true almost all the charges have nothing to do with Trump, Cohen stands accused of  – in the words of realclearpolitics.com’s Paul Sperry – “meeting with “Kremlin officials” in Prague in 2016...

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GOOGLE’S DEMOCRAT BIAS

Yesterday, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, testified before the House Judiciary Committee. When Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questioned him about Google’s obvious bias during the 2016 presidential election (not to mention before and afterwards), Pichai did his best do duck and shuck his way through it.  He didn’t succeed very well. Here, pulled from Tyler O’Neil’s article at...

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