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In The News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Posted May 21 2019 11:12PM

·        Thought of the Day:

We Do Not Need Tax Records of Millionaires Who Became Politicians…

We Need Tax Records of Politicians Who Became Millionaires!

·        I’ve been skeptical of the need to cut rates, or that the Fed will actually do so, but Art Laffer, one of my economic heroes, disagrees. I may have to reconsider.

·        There is a lot of finger pointing going on now that more and more emails are being released almost daily. Comey, Lynch, McCabe, Brennan and Clapper are all trying to throw each other under the bus. It is turning into a circular firing squad and deep state autophagy at its finest. I have a supply of Orville Redenbacher’s finest and I’m settling in to enjoy it. As I’ve said before, I’d rather have anyone other than Trey Gowdy on the case if I had anything to hide. FBI withheld ‘game changer’ transcript material from FISA Court.

·        Thank you, Jeff. I’ve always looked to actors for my political compass. Jeff Daniels, apparently channeling his character from Dumb and Dumber, says it’s the “end of democracy” if Trump wins again in 2020.

·        I wasn’t surprised by this ruling, but I was surprised that the judge refused to stay the injunction while his ruling was being appealed.

·        This has a bit of a stench to it. Elijah Cummings’ wife has raked in contributions from entities that had business before his committee. On a lighter note, his daughter has been driving for Lyft using his Honda with congressional license plates.

·        You may remember the hoots that greeted Al Gore’s claim that he was responsible for the internet. Well, Joe Biden, not to be outdone, claims that he “started this whole thing” on Global Warming Climate Change in 1987. In other news, Michael Avenatti, well-known creepy porn lawyer, has given Joe Biden his “enthusiastic support”. I’m sure Joe is just thrilled.  

·        All it takes is the right incentive to get quick results. Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC took to social media to offer free beer to anyone with info on their stolen van. 42 minutes later it was located.

·        This week’s edition of the Democratic Presidential Clown Car. Now up to 24. “That’s enough to field both sides of a football team, plus Mike Gravel as the coach and Beto O’Rourke as the towel boy.”

·        And a fitting punishment it would be. Making your kids go Vegan can mean jail time in Belgium. Another blow against child abuse.

·        Any pattern here? It would appear so. Polls wrong again. As Yogi Berra said, “It’s Déjà vu all over again.” Rumor has it that President Trump has sent a shipment of MAGA hats to Australia since they don’t have to change the initials.

·        So much for trying to force Chick-Fil-A off campus. The Texas House has passed the “Save Chick-Fil-A” bill and based on the Governor Abbott’s tweet, it looks pretty good that he’ll sign it.