SIGNING “MAGA” HATS (OH, THE HORROR)

“Die kalleh is tsu shayn”   The above is a Yiddish expression, meaning “the bride is too pretty”.  It is a sarcasm, used to describe the mouthings of someone who can find a negative in anything, no matter how positive it is. Which leads us straight to CNN and its coverage of President Trump. CNN, to its credit I suppose, did not join NBC by attacking President Trump for...

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NBC NEWS: “Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime” (UH….THAT SO?)

“Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime”.  That was the headline of Elyse Perlmutter-Gumbiner’s article for NBC News. And, excerpted below it, there was this: On Christmas Day, President Donald Trump took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world. But he broke from a recent tradition...

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ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT CATHOLICISM FAIR?

Brian C. Buescher, is a Nebraskan  He is a lawyer.  He has been nominated by President Trump as a Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. He is also a practicing Catholic, and a member of the Knights of Columbus – a Catholic-based religious charitable/service organization. As you may be aware, during Mr. Bueschler’s Senate Judiciary hearing earlier...

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MSNBC: A YEAR’S COM-PILE-ATION

The following video com-pile-ation* of MSNBC clips was put together by David Rutz of feebeacon.com.  It was put online yesterday. Please note that, as eager as I was to show you the com-pile-ation yesterday, I intentionally waited until now to put it up, so Mr. Rutz and freebeacon.com got maximum benefit from the well-deserved burst of traffic which I suspect it generated. Here it is.  Have a...

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THE DEATH OF TWO CHILDREN: WHO IS TO BLAME?

Earlier this month, a 7 year old girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, who was brought to this country illegally, died while being held by U. S. immigration authorities. On Tuesday, an 8 year old boy, Felipe Alonzo-Gomez also here illegally, died as well. Who is to blame? Well, if you watch/read most of our media, the answer is that it is President Donald Trump’s fault.   Those children were...

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THE HOLIDAY BUYING SEASON DATA

How strong is our economy? Well, if you judged it exclusively by the stock market results (other than yesterday, of course), the answer is that we are in a major tailspin.  Heading straight downward.  Great depression, look out:  here we come. On the other hand, if you judge it by holiday sales data, you just might find a different story. From Sarah Nassauer’s article for the Wall Street...

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HOW LOW CAN THE NEW YORK TIMES GO?

This low (and probably lower, as time goes by). The Times featured a page 1 story today about a podiatrist who supposedly did Fred Trump a favor and concocted a bone spur problem for his then-22 year old son, Donald, that kept him out of the military. Here is how it starts: In the fall of 1968, Donald J. Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical...

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TODAY’S WOW JONES AVERAGE

Is it just me, or does the fact that the dow jones average jumped almost 1,100 points today – the largest one-day gain in its history –  make some of the folks telling us we are in the midst of a massive crash look a tad premature? I have no idea what the future will bring.  Maybe the market will drop back by that much and more….and maybe it will continue on its newly...

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IF THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA WAS A BAD IDEA….

…how come this happened? Excerpted from an article at bloomberg.com (bold print is mine): China announced another round of tariff cuts, lowering import taxes on more than 700 goods from Jan. 1 as part of its efforts to open up the economy and lower costs for domestic consumers. There will also be cuts to some export tariffs, and temporary import tariff rates will be as low as zero for...

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A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT WHO OWNS THE GOVERNMENT “SHUTDOWN”

President Trump told us that he would be “proud” to shut down the government over funding for border security – by which he meant construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi refuse to provide any funding for the wall. So who owns the resulting government “shutdown” (which I put in quotation marks because most government...

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DEAR CHUCK AND NANCY: YOUR PREMEDITATION IS SHOWING

A friendly advisory to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and soon-to-again-be Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi: If you want people to believe you think for yourselves, instead of just barfing out the kind of premeditated talking points that political hacks are handed, I suggest you try at least changing a few words of your tweets. As compiled at reddit.com: Y’know. people might just...

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THE MERKLEY/DEMOCRAT “BORDER SECURITY” STRATEGY

This blog is dedicated to anyone who wonders what the Democrat position is on border security – at least as it is described by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR). On Sunday, Senator Merkley was interviewed by ABC News’s “This Week” host, Jonathan Karl.  When the talk turned to a border wall, Mr. Karl asked Mr. Merkley why Democrats are so adamant against any funding for...

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COLLEGE ADMISSION TIME: WHO SHOULD I BE TO GET IN?

It’s that time again.  Time for high school seniors to apply to college. But how do you do it?  I don’t mean how do you fill out the general questions any application would have, but how to you define yourself racially and ethnically? You’d think that would be pretty simple, wouldn’t you?  Just check the boxes that come closest and move on. But in today’s world of...

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UMASS-AMHERST AND NAZIS

Have you ever heard the name Eddia Papazoni?  I’m guessing the answer is no, so let me tell you something about him. Mr. Papazoni is a Resident Director at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, who took exception to a sign that was put up in a dorm window. Why would you care about this?  A little background information is in order. Earlier this month, during the Jewish...

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