A “RE-ELECT TRUMP” MESSAGE FROM A TRUMP-HATING IDIOT

“You are what you eat” was one of the most famous, and enduring, slogans of the 1960s. Who would have guessed that in 2018, it would morph into “You are what you put on a billboard”? This hate-filled abomination now resides on a billboard in Union County New Jersey:   It was put up by a self-described activist named neil harrison, to promote a movie about President...

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SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPRESSION (CONT.)

Here is one of the latest instances of a social media venue suppressing thought that is too far removed from its leftward tilt. Project War Path is a clothing company owned by Navy SEAL and Army Special Forces veterans.  It put this comment, about the NFL kneelers/fist-raisers up on Instagram:  “This sums it up, Veteran’s defend our freedom and keep us safe. Meanwhile overpaid turds throw a...

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CANADA’S HURRIED RE-ENTRY INTO TRADE TALKS

Just as we expected – just as it almost certainly had to work – The trade deal with Mexico has forced Canada – suddenly left out in the post-NAFTA cold – to hurriedly re-enter “renegotiation” trade talks with the United States as well. From Julie Gordon and Sharay Angulo’s article at reuters.com: Canada’s top trade negotiator praised Mexico’s trade...

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THE HILLARY HACK

To the chagrin of anyone who cares about the United States….and to the surprise of no one who understands how easily a personal server can be hacked…we have this, excerpted from Richard Pollock’s article for dailycaller.com: A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and...

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THE OHR TESTIMONY

I wish I could write something meaningful about bruce ohr’s testimony, yesterday, to the House Oversight Committee.   But I can’t, because it was a closed-door session and, at least for now, we don’t know all the particulars. But we do have these comments from members of the committee, as reported in Adam Shaw’s article for Fox News: “The fundamentals don’t...

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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE: AT AN 18 YEAR HIGH

Today, The Conference Board reported that consumer confidence has risen to 133.4 – it’s highest level since October, 2000. Do you think consumers were reacting to the tax legislation and soaring GDP…or to stormy daniels, paul manafort and michael cohen? And which of them do you think consumers care about more? Just thought I’d ask…  

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WHY I DON’T GET EXCITED OVER TRUMP’S COMMENT THAT “MCCAIN IS NOT A WAR HERO”

Did I like what then-candidate Donald Trump said about John McCain not being a war hero? No, I very definitely did not.  Just as I very definitely did not like the nasty, personal, often childishly immature comments he made about a good many other of his opponents – maybe all of them.  It is a terrible, apparently incurable failing of Mr. Trump that always makes him look small. But am I...

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THE DEMOCRATS’ AGENDA

If you are a political junkie, you might respond to the title of this blog by asking “What agenda” – since Democrats, as a party, are providing virtually no specifics at all. But do not doubt for a minute that the agenda is there. And Investors Business Daily (IBD), in its latest editorial, has nailed that agenda perfectly. A few key excerpts: 2018 Elections: If Democrats take...

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CHINA’S HILLARY HACK

To the surprise of no one with even a small degree of sentience, with have this, from Richard Pollock’s article for dailycaller.com: A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The...

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BRUCE OHR: THE NEW YORK TIMES’ HAGIOGRAPHY

Today, two things are happening to bruce ohr, the former FBI big shot who has been shamed, disgraced and demoted due to his unworthy, unethical behavior regarding the so-called “Steele dossier”. -He will testify before a closed-door session of the House Oversight Committee, regarding his behavior – and, presumably, that of his wife who worked for Fusion GSP, the ones who got...

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MICHAEL COHEN’S THIRD (AND FINAL) INCARNATION

First michael cohen was despised by the left, because he was Donald Trump’s “go-to” guy, his “fixer”. Then cohen was beloved by the left because he apparently changed sides and, in return for less jail time, turned on Trump.  In addition, he suddenly became a client of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s most avid, loyal defender, Lanny Davis (how’d that...

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SHOULD THE POPE RESIGN?

I usually try to avoid writing about religion here.  But this issue has blown so high and so far that I can’t avoid it. From Catherine Marciano’s article for Agence France Presse (AFP), via yahoonews.com: Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim that he ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman amid speculation conservative elements...

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THE AFTA-NAFTA DEAL

NAFTA is no more. Today, President Trump put the finishing touches on what he calls The United States-Mexico Trade Agreement (or, as Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto probably calls it, the Mexico-United States Trade Agreement). Does it benefit us?  Well, read this excerpt from Fred Imbert, Michael Sheetz and Ryan Browne’s article for cnbc.com and draw your own...

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THE NAFTA-MATH

So how are those NAFTA negotiations coming along, and how do the financial markets view their progress? From Fred Imbert and Ryan Browne’s article for CNBC.com we have this excellent news: Stocks jumped on Monday as the United States and Mexico drew closer to a deal on NAFTA. Investors also digested reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the central bank’s...

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THE WASHINGTON POST’S GRUDGING ADMISSION

Boy, this must hurt. From Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman’s article in today’s Washington Post: An attorney for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, is backing away from confident assertions he made that Cohen has information to share with investigators that shows Trump knew in 2016 of Russian efforts to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Lanny Davis, a...

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