In The News for Wednesday, February 26, 2020
· Brian Wesbury had some comments on the Coronavirus and its economic impact. We’re on the same page, but that doesn’t mean anything until rational behavior returns to the financial markets. His comments are a much longer explanation of the point of view I espoused last week. Part of me wished I had kept my mouth shut, but facts are facts. I might add that Leon Cooperman seems to be in our camp, so we’ll see how things play out.
In The News for Tuesday, February 25, 2020
In The News for Monday, February 24, 2020
The Best of Powerline's Week in Pictures
Avenatti: "All my sexual fantasies involve handcuffs." Wish Granted.
In The News for Friday, February 21, 2020
In The News:
· Point Counterpoint. There was a sharp contrast between the dumpster fire at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas and the President’s rally in Arizona. Stephen Kruiser draws the contrast.
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In The News for Thursday, February 20, 2020
· Well, the reviews are in and it looks like Mini Mike took it on the chin. Stephen Green drunkblogged the whole thing. I’m reminded of the Babylon Bee’s take on the November debate: Democratic Candidates Clash Over Most Effective Way To Destroy Economy. LOL. Meanwhile a group called P.U.T.I.N., which is an acronym for Pigeons United To Interfere Now, released a group of MAGA hat wearing pigeons near the debate venue. Fauxcahontas was pretty brutal, too. And this, fat broads... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, February 19, 2020
In The News for Tuesday, February 17, 2020
· How cool is this? The Presidential Limo, known as ‘The Beast’ takes a lap at Daytona. The fans went wild, and the New York Times naturally found a problem with it. Stephen Kruiser commented. Even Geraldo was impressed. And this guy was over the top. LOL. The Babylon Bee was not to be left out, either.
In The News for Friday, February 14, 2020
· Sounds like maybe his attorney might have done a better job on voir dire. The jury foreperson in the Roger Stone trial was found to have anti-Trump social media posts.
In The News for Thursday, February 13, 2020
· I’d say the Democrat’s primary race hasn’t turned out as expected so far. As they head into Nevada, South Carolina and Super Tuesday, an avowed Socialist/Communist is leading the pack, followed closely by the inexperienced mayor of a fairly small town in Indiana. Slow Joe Biden’s run for the nomination appears to be about done for the umpteenth time in his career (he ran in 1988, 2008 and 2020 and has never won a single primary or caucus) and Massachusetts Senator and congenital liar Elizabeth Warren is probably through after being shellacked and not being able to carry... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, February 12, 2020
· Noted film impresario, Barrack Obama, who has been in the business about two hours, received an Oscar for best documentary. His Directors, who decided to do an impression of the Coneheads, accepted the prize. I was dumbfounded to hear Julia Reichart utter one of the most iconic of Communist rallying cries as she accepted. “Workers of the world unite.”
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In The News for Tuesday, February 11, 2020
· The fun continues as Trump trolls the Dems right in front of their New Hampshire primary. I think he’s having a good time. He did the same thing in Iowa right before the Democratic train wreck that was the Iowa Caucuses. Trumps rally drew a multiple of anything the Democrats have been able to muster.
In The News for Monday, February 10, 2020
In The News for Friday, February 7, 2020
In The News for Thursday, February , 2020
· Our Long National Nightmare Is Over. Not sure I totally agree with the headline, but I totally agree with the content of the article. Doug Jones of Alabama is done. You can just stick a fork in him. Mitt will spend the rest of his life disgraced. “The smoke will begin to clear, and I don’t think the Democrats will like the landscape that comes into focus.” The pendulum is already swinging in another direction. “Much will change between now and November, but this week has been a dark time for the Democratic Party, and a shining moment for America.”
In The News for Wednesday, February 5, 2020
WOW! The President’s State
Of The Union Address hit all the
right buttons with me, and what better ending that to see Nancy Pelosi disgrace
herself in front of the millions of Americans watching by tearing up the
President’s speech. I watched in utter disbelief as she helped committee to
re-elect the President with a clip that I suspect will see a lot of air time
between now and November. Watch the clip. Here’s a comment from
someone else who had the same reaction.
In The News for Tuesday, February , 2020
· Luckily, as a nation we apparently haven’t lost our minds just yet. 52% of Americans viewed Capitalism positively while just 19% viewed Socialism positively. That number should be more like 90%, but at least it isn’t close.
· Great T-Shirt: “Settle for Biden”. Interesting to see the Dems begin to draw protesters like the Republicans are used to dealing with.
· From American Greatness: Up Schiff’s Creek by Victor Davis Hanson.
In The News for Monday, February 3, 2020
· Some say it’s the fastest they’ve ever seen Nadler move. Race to the podium goes viral as Nadler rushes the podium while Schiff tries to hold him back. In an equally hilarious moment, the commentator on MSNBC actually makes the outrageous statement that Nadler is a “constitutional scholar.” That’s setting the bar pretty low.
· I’d like a good grant, maybe a couple million dollars, to spend a year in Scotland doing important research. I mean someone paid $5 million to Brown University to learn that Fraternity Brothers Like to Drink. There’s a news flash. A study at Stanford University found that people will eat healthy food if they think it... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, January 31, 2020
· I’ve probably watched as much of the impeachment drama in both the House and the Senate as anyone. One thing has become crystal clear. Watching the Senate trial has been like watching a well-honed Varsity team take on a group of Pee Wee players. When this charade ends today or tomorrow, I’ll be surprised if there aren’t a few Democrats who cross the aisle. Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about as Jay Sekulow boxed in Adam Schiff and then leveled him.
· Apparently, Felonia von Pantsuit has been dodging the process server.
In The News for Wednesday, January 29, 2020
· You may remember an old joke, the punchline of which is “spell Chrysanthemum.” That’s kind of what trying to get Swiss citizenship reminds me of. One thing is sure, you better have assimilated if you want to have a prayer.
If the November 2020
election turns out to be as lopsided as I think it is shaping up to be, you can
look to things like this as precisely the reason why. CNN’s Don Lemon and a panel
with a couple of lightweights mocked Trump supporters as “illiterate, credulous rubes.” Keep it up,
guys. This clip has gone supersonic viral. It didn’t take the GOP long to get
In The News for Tuesday, January 28, 2020
· Not as much content today as I watched the President’s defense team yesterday as they picked apart the Schiff narrative. I’ve got a feeling that the Dems would just as soon Pam Bondi hadn’t shown up. She laid out a devastating summary of the Biden’s malfeasance which Schiff had opened the door on.
· Liberalism Causes Achievement Gaps. This study done by a liberal activist in Minnesota didn’t have the results expected. It found that the achievement gaps between white and minority students was considerable less in conservative cities than in liberal cities.
In The News for Monday, January 27, 2020
· Sometimes satire is just too close to reality. Democrats warn that American people may tamper with next election. In case you missed it, lying liar Adam Schiff made it clear that we can’t run the risk of allowing the America people to re-elect President Trump. Quote: “…the President’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.”
A Little Humor
Banned From Tractor Supply
As if being banned from Tractor Supply wasn't enough,he's now banned from Kroger
Not Even One Bullet for This One
My Thoughts On Prince Harry and Meghan
Now We Know
In The News for Friday, January 24, 2020
· I have to hand it to the Democrats in that they’ve been able to do something that has been frustratingly elusive over the years. They’ve managed to unify the Republicans.Ted Cruz comment was a classic old legal maxim. “If you have the facts, you bang the facts. If you have the law, you bang the law. If you have neither, you bang the table. Today, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging…”
· I’d say these comments from Lindsey Graham are spot on. Very well put.
I’m shocked, just
In The News for Thursday, January 23, 2020
· The President’s speech at Davos, I referenced earlier, is worth reading. Trump’s prevailing mood was one of optimism. This, in itself, is a challenge to the European order. The alleged inevitable decline of the West is comfortable for European elites because it insulates them from criticism. Trump’s success, conversely, raises an obvious question: If he can do it, why can’t you?
In The News for Wednesday, January 22,2020
· More evidence of the insanity that is now San Francisco. “Inside Edition” looks for crime, finds more than it wanted. Theft of anything under $950 is now a misdemeanor.
· The leftist autophagy continues. Now Hillary weighs in on Bernie. “Nobody likes him,nobody wants to work with him.” Her comments in the article are undeniably true. “It’s all baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,” she added. The same, of course, applies to her. As I’ve tried to point out in numerous posts, Bernie is a despicable human being and a Communist, not a “Democratic Socialist” whatever that is.
In The News for Tuesday, January 21, 2020
· Obviously, this skates pretty close to not being satire. Particularly in light of this. Much to the mainstream media and liberal news outlets’ (but I repeat myself) chagrin, the pro-gun rally in Richmond was peaceful. The headlines dripped of disappointment.
· And here’s a little update on Russian collusion. Not exactly the narrative the MSM has been flogging.
The New York Times has endorsed both Elizabeth Warren
and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nomination. They actually (I’m not making
this up) referred to Liz as “a gifted storyteller.” I liked Stephen Kruiser’s
In The News for Monday, January 20, 2020
· I realized that my Monday posts were getting awful long, so I’ve started doing an additional weekend post. If you want to catch up, here it is.
· Quote of the Week from the late Joseph Sobran: “’Need’ now means wanting someone else’s money. ‘Greed’ means wanting to keep you own. ‘Compassion’ is when a politician arranges the transfer.” Honorable Mention from Mark Twain, who I assume was talking about liberals: “No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.”
· For those of you interested in the stock market, and I assume that is almost... [Read More]
In The News-Weekend Edition for Saturday, January 18, 2020
· As opposed to most of the stuff on the internet that goes viral, this one deserves to.
· This couldn’t happen to a more deserving elected official. Rep. Ilhan Omar is being investigated for multiple offenses by the Feds.
· It certainly appears that the FISA Court was somewhat complicit, if not totally disingenuous, in the FBI’s manipulation of the process. Part Three of Powerline’s series, We Now Know: FISA Court Must Go.
In The News for Friday, January 17, 2020
· Some harsh words between a congenital liar and a communist. All is not well in leftyland. Sanders supporters are horrified to find bias at CNN. ROTFLOL! Did these nitwits actually think that CNN was in the news business? Now they’ve managed to alienate part of their already small base of viewers. Yessir, that Jeff Zucker is one astute chief executive. Sanders got the Trump treatment and he didn’t like it. This whole bout of leftist autophagy* is just too funny. *The consumption of the body’s own tissue as a metabolic process occurring in starvation and certain diseases. In other words, consuming themselves. Young progressives are worried now that they’ve gotten a good, healthy dose of reality. Just in: Bernie’s supporters have declared war on CNN. Attoboy, Jeff!
· Another example among many of why Sanctuary Cities should not be allowed to exist. The Federal Government needs to begin indicting politicians wherever these cities are proclaimed.
· Let’s not forget that this execrable creep, widely known as creepy porn lawyer, was a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, The View and a host of other shows and seriously promoted as a potential Democratic nominee for president. We can never forget the fact that there was also serious talk of Avenatti running for president as a Democrat. They were so blinded by their hatred for Trump that they were celebrating a skeevy lawyer whose meal ticket was a porn star, all the while he was... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, January 15, 2020
· The SEC reigns supreme. LSU wins the title the way it won all season: Behind Joe Burrow. The President was greeted enthusiastically by the crowd at the LSU versus Clemson football game. Some TDS sufferers were triggered when they saw actor Vince Vaughn greeting the President cordially. Binyamin Applebaum at the New York Times was triggered by LSU cancelling classes for two days. Highlights.
· At least she didn’t go away empty-handed after beclowning herself. Mitch McConnell gave her a T-shirt.
In The News for Tuesday, January 14, 2020
· The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that Americans are making more money, particularly those who have been forgotten for decades. Don’t think that fits the liberal’s narrative.
· If you live in Los Angeles and were worried about having to live next door to Meghan and Harry, you can relax. She has indicated that she plants to move there, but only after President Trump leaves office. You should be OK... [Read More]
In The News for Monday,December 13, 2020
· Dow Industrials cross 29,000 for first time ever in morning trading on Friday before slipping into negative territory as the day wore on. It is, of course, obligatory to remind you of Paul Krugman’s comments on election night: “If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.” I can’t revisit that inanity enough.
· President Trump’s average unemployment rate is the lowest in recorded history.
· A few stories from last week that the mainstream media chose to cover. New York’s motor voter law will automatically register anyone to... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, January 10, 2020
· AOC is an upfront, pathetic example of what has been happening to the Democratic party, but Ilhan Omar is something else entirely. A Somali refugee who entered the U.S. using documents that apparently don’t even use her right name and then married her brother in another immigration scam. She is anti-American and, I believe, will eventually be charged with multiple offenses, ranging from immigration fraud to major campaign finance irregularities. Now she is claiming PTSD over our actions toward Iran. The Somali community in Minnesota has had about enough and it appears she faces a serious challenge in 2020. Hopefully, she will be relegated to the dustbin she so richly deserves.
· Good idea. Ivanka Trump, in... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, January 9, 2020
· This might give you an idea why the financial markets reacted as positively as they did to the Iranian missile and rocket attacks. The Iranians chose to launch a harmless attack, which they warned of in advance, and then lied about it to their own people so as not to seem impotent. Reagan had a great idea how to react to false claims. Read the article. The Iranians tweeted following the attacks: “We do not seek escalation of war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.” Translation: “We’re all done. Please don’t shoot back.” Iran blinks. Point, Trump.
In The News for Wednesday, January 8, 2020
· I may have given Iran too much credit for rational thought. From last night: Breaking: Multiple missiles fired from inside Iran at multiple bases, targets inside Iraq, reports say. Apparently there were no American casualties and the barrage was loud but ineffective. More is certain to come out as the morning wears on.
· Why aren’t gas prices going through the roof is we’re on the verge of war with Iran? Why, indeed. Because war is unlikely.
In The News for Tuesday, January 7, 2020
· Some good advice from one of their own. Ricky Gervais to Hollywood warning award recipients not to make political speeches when accepting awards: “You’re in no position to give advice to the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.…If you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and then **** off.” He went on to add, “If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?” Rob Reiner couldn’t be reached for comment. As Scott Johnson said, the faces of the audience looked like those in the audience at the beginning of Springtime for Hitler in Mel Brooks The Producers. Here’s the whole monologue. It was great!
in The News for Monday, January 6, 2020
· Maybe President Rouhani should have paid attention to President Trump’s tweet from July 2018.
In The News for Friday, January 3, 2020
· Andrew McCarthy’s book, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency is considered by many to be one of the best books of 2019 and certainly one of the best about the scandal that has been the concerted effort by the deep state and the media to undo a fair election. Mr. McCarthy gave a presentation on his book at the Center of the American Experiment on November 25th. You’ll find it interesting. It’s an hour long, so fix yourself a Scotch and sit back in a comfortable chair. You owe it to yourself to listen to this presentation in its entirety. This is huge and the media has ignored it and the Democrats have hoped it will go away. It shouldn’t and people should go to... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, January 2, 2020
· Powerline’s Year in Pictures: Happy New Year’s Edition.
· An ugly woman giving birth isn’t really that newsworthy. It literally happens all the time. Ugly Lady Gives Birth, New Outlets Pretend She’s A Man. It’s time this craziness stopped.
· A little rundown on some of The Most Absurd PC Moments of the 2010’s. Let’s all make a resolution to totally ignore PC in our personal speech and conduct for 2020. By doing so, we’ll make the world a better place and, at the same time, have the enjoyment of... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, January 1, 2020
· Happy New Year!
· A good article on Populism. Getting Populism Right. “For the media and academia, populism is when the ‘wrong’ people win an election; democracy is when the ‘right’ people win an election. It is about that simple.” The author links to this scene from the hilarious BBC series, Yes, Prime Minister. Watch it.
· The Minneapolis Tribune is essentially an organ of the Democratic Party, and, as such, can be expected to ignore stories that reflect poorly on politicians they support. The case of Ilhan Omar is a perfect example. Until forced... [Read More]
In The News for December 31, 2019
· We Now Know: Perps & Their Accomplices. It becomes clearer by the day.
· Bernie’s base is made up of “people who (1) haven’t learned anything in 50 years and (2) aren’t old enough to be knowledgeable about more than a handful of those years.” I somehow doubt that is enough to drag him across the finish line.
In The News for Monday, December 30, 2019-Addendum
· Wouldn’t it be nice to go to the doctor and not have to wait a week for the lab results? The scientists at Pennsylvania State University and New York University have developed a hand-held VIRRION device that is small and almost instantaneous. When developed further, it will hopefully be used onsite in doctors’ offices.
· Think you’d like to change places with John D. Rockefeller? You might want to consider a few things. How You Got Richer Than The Wealthiest American Ever.
the dogs in San Francisco have had enough
In The News for Monday, December 30, 2019
· A heartwarming story about how Fedex stepped in and made it possible for a two-year old girl to get to Chicago in a blizzard for a liver transplant.
· She seemingly just can’t help lying given the slightest chance. Now even her brother is calling her out. ‘Furious’: Elizabeth Warren’s brother rips senator for calling their father a janitor. As I’ve said before, this woman doesn’t need to be anywhere near the reins of power. She is a walking, talking prevarication machine. Or as she might have said during her Lieawatha days, she speaks with forked tongue.
In The News for Friday, December 27, 2019
· I remember when market pundits, seers and soothsayers were claiming that the NASDAQ would not recapture its 2000 highs in our lifetimes. It just hit 9,000, led by Amazon on the news that the Christmas shopping season had broken all records. I’m waiting for the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car to tell me why that’s not a good thing.
· A follow-up to yesterday’s comment about the Trump stock market. 2019 in Review: US Economy Strong, Entering the Longest Expansion in History. We live in historic times. As President Trump has said, “We are the envy of the world.”
In The News for Thursday, December 26, 2019
· Paul Krugman the night of the election: “If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.” I never get tired of that quote. Article in CNN this morning: Trump stock market rally is far outpacing past U.S. Presidents.
· I’d day he’s being charitable. Pope announces that time spent watching The View counts as time served in Purgatory.
· Good news for combatting that table filled with cakes and pies. Christmas weight gain could be offset with Coffee, study finds.
Some Very Good Memes
My Optometrist's Subtle Message
Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles where Cleavon holds the gun on himself
Mistake? I Don't Think So
In The News - Christmas Edition
· Well, it looks like Santa has really stepped in it this time. Pictures have surfaced of him that have twitter abuzz as he was caught emerging from a chimney in blackface. As if that weren’t enough, he was caught eating non-gluten-free cookies.
In The News for Tuesday, December 24, 2019
· Kevin Nunes’ appearance with Lee Smith for an interview in Visalia, CA was a tour de force, from all reports. I encourage you to listen to it and pay attention to the crowd’s reaction. And remember, this was in California. There may be hope, yet, for that state.
· Eddie Murphy makes SNL funny for the first time in years. The wokescolds seem to have given him a pass on his political incorrectness. Velvet Jones was on of my all-time favorite characters he did.
In The News for Monday, December 23, 2019
· A new hat, perhaps? Man on the street interview in NYC. “I say let’s make impeachment great again.”
· Some comments on the FISA court’s dereliction of duty. They knew as early as February 7, 2018 that there were problems and they failed to address them.
· In case you missed the last “debate” by the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car along with just about every other viewer who owns a television, the good news is that it was the last one of 2019. The bad news is that it’s very possible... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, December 20, 2019
· Impeachment then and now. Hypocrisy and double standards are par for the course.
· Why am I not surprised by this tone-deaf tweet from a Washington Post group?
· FISA wall tumble; prison time a must. I’m seeing more and more articles like this. Hopefully, we’ll begin to see some activity from the DOJ. Sara Hoyt has a suggestion. Personally, I’d favor public caning and jail time. To quote Conan the Barbarian, “Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.” The problems... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, December 19, 2019
· In what was no surprise, the Democrats voted to pass the articles of impeachment and now they go to the Senate. I was glad to hear virtually every Democrat solemnly intone that no one is above the law. I take that to mean that we’ll start to see some indictments in the Russiagate scandal soon. As the House was promulgating this nonsense, the President was speaking to another packed house in Battle Creek, Michigan. Now we have Nancy saying she might not sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate. What a total mass suicide the Dems have just committed. Oh, and did I mention that while the House was going through their circus, the Senate confirmed 13 more judges.
In The News for Wednesday, December 18, 2019
· NASA building a supersonic plane that goes as fast as the Concorde without the sonic boom.
· Eating chilis cuts your risk of heart attack and stroke according to a new study. In an eight year study, it was found to cut the risk of heart attack by 40% and strokes by 50%. I’ve known this for years. Luckily, I love hot and spicy. I use Habanero Sauce daily. A... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, December 17, 2019
· Full of Schiff. Nunes would like to do an intervention, but if you’ve ever dealt with a pathological liar you know how difficult that can be. Nunes letter is beautiful! and delightfully vicious in a sarcastic way. He tells Schiff that he needs ‘rehabilitation’ and that he knows taking action on this issue will be difficult for him. Here is the actual letter in its entirety. As The Federalist points out, Schiff has been lying from the beginning.
· A good example of journalistic malpractice and the total lack of any admission for it. She’s not alone. Devin Nunes letter to Adam Schiff could be a model for much of the mainstream media.
In The News for Monday, December 16, 2019
· As always, my Saturday morning highlight. Powerline’s Week In Pictures.
· Seems like a little walk-back taking place. When you’re caught lying through your teeth…Schiff isn’t the only one, obviously, Comey seems to be backing up a bit,too. They are both examples of what needs to be run out of Washington, D.C. on a rail.
· Amid all the impeachment circus, which apparently virtually no one watched, a few other things happened last week.
Some Recent Editorial CartoonsBack to Top
In The News for Friday, December 13, 2019
· The truth about rape and sexual molestation just doesn’t fit the narrative that liberal script writers want to portray. For some of these crimes I would like to see the death penalty dusted off and the appeals process fast-tracked.
· Anyone who watched IG Horowitz’s testimony probably has not doubt that bias was involved. This is telling:
Horowitz also said that his team found no evidence of intentional misconduct. However, he added that the FBI agents involved were unable to provide satisfactory explanations for their actions.
In The News for Thursday, December 12, 2019
· Forget the ridiculous spin on IG Horowitz’s report. Here are his own words. Sorry, Jim Comey, you weren’t exonerated as you trumpeted. There will hopefully be prosecutions coming from U.S. Attorney Durham. Kevin Clinesmith seems like a lay-up.
· I have to share with you a comment from a reader whose wife is Chinese. When told that Hillary was considering another run, she said that is what we call “da bu si de hsiao chang.” Translation: A cockroach you cannot beat to death. I Like it!
In The News for Wednesday, December 11, 2019
· This could develop into an interesting trend. A North Dakota county may become the first to ban new refugees following an executive order that only allows resettlement where local governments give consent.
· You need to read this. The FBI As The Titanic. A very good and very damning article about the FBI’s handling of the initial investigation and it’s ongoing malfeasance.
· Not so fast there, Jim. Comey immediately took to the airwaves and Twitter to proclaim the IG report totally exonerated him. A closer look paints a different picture, and both Atty. Gen. Barr and... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, December 10, 2019
· Well, the IG report is out and some of the usual suspects are taking victory laps because of the IG’s conclusions that while there were multiple bad actors doing bad things, it wasn’t politically motivated. If I were them, I wouldn’t be crowing too loudly just yet. Both William Barr and US Attorney Durham have indicated that they looked at the same information and came to different conclusions. Unlike the IG, they can actually bring charges. The curtain isn’t down, yet, on this episode, and I still have hopes that we’ll see some deserving folks face the justice they deserve.
· I agree with Scott Johnson of Powerline that Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures... [Read More]
In The New for Monday, December 9, 2019
· First of all, a correction. Unlike the New York Times or Washington Post, I won’t bury it on page 27. I seem to have had a senior moment on Friday or I had D-Day on my mind as I transposed D-Day and Pearl Harbor. Obviously, December 6th was the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack and not of the Normandy invasion. My comments were still valid, though. Just early by about six months.
· The Week in Pictures: Narwhal Tusk Edition.
In The News for Friday, December 6, 2019
· Just a reminder. 75 years ago a lot of our fathers and grandfathers were sitting on ships in the English Channel getting ready to hit the beaches of Normandy at first light. My father was one of them. He told me he prayed all night, not that he would survive, but that he would do his duty and lead his men safely through the next day. I get chills thinking about what those brave men knew they were facing and yet still did their duty and prevailed over the evil that had dominated the continent. It was without question The Greatest Generation.
In The News for Thursday, December 5, 2019
· The one sane voice in the hearings yesterday got no questions from the Democrats. Nadler has taken up the shovel laid down by Schiff and continued to dig his party into a deeper hole. He is forgetting the first rule of holes. When you find yourself in one, stop digging. Rep. Mike Johnson had some choice words. The whole production was a sham. It was led off my Harvard’s Noah Feldman, who immediately proceeded to tell a big fat lie. As if that weren’t enough, we have what is being referred to as the Karlan Catastrophe. She was a catastrophe in every sense of the word. Imagine having to sit through one of her classes at Stanford. A needle in the eye would be less painful. My favorite moment was... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, December 4, 2019
· I wrote in yesterday’s Reveille about the ISM Mfg. Index. Brian Wesbury also wrote a very good piece on the subject that is well worth reading. Bottom line is that he believes it should be somewhat discounted as other data indicates growth. Don’t take the most recent release as buttressing the case for a recession.
· Great Christmas gift idea. Give you wife a Peloton. You might have some trouble extricating it from the orifice where it’s likely to wind up, though. It reminds me of this clip of men in the emergency room after giving their wives Christmas gifts.
In The News for Tuesday, December 3, 2019
In The News:
· The headline says it all. Clueless Millionaire Calls for End of Capitalism Says It’s ‘Killing Us.’
· An interesting historical look at why the framers chose an Electoral College over a purely popular vote.
· When even liberals get exasperated with the stunning ignorance of other liberals. Ron Insana is a former CNBC host who is now a contributor. Never a particularly... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, December 2, 2019
· President Trump made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with the troops. Newsweek, Suckered by Trump, Grudgingly Corrects Thanksgiving Story. Grudgingly. I’ve suggested that President Trump could give Pavlov lessons in automatic responses. This piece in American Thinker suggests he plays with the press like someone using a laser pointer to tease their cat. He’s just rubbing their noses in it and most of us are laughing, or as the text shortcut goes, ROTFLMAO.
· If you have any questions as to why the media is held in such low esteem, read this recount of how CNN reported on the fake Steele dossier. Good... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, November 27, 2019
· I had this guys number from the gitgo and everything that has come out since his testimony indicates I was dead on. LTC Vindman may well wish he’d done a better job maintaining the obscurity he so richly deserves. One of his former superiors shared some damning information.
· Taking advice from a former bartender didn’t work out too well for the employees of Bright Power, a solar company. They decided to fire all their employees and move to a “fully subcontracted solar installation model” after Ms. Ocasio-Cortez convinced their work force to unionize.
In The News for Tuesday, November 26, 2019
· Spot The Crime In Progress. Good post from Powerline on the Glenn Simpson/Christopher Steele fake dossier and the upcoming book by Simpson and Peter Rritsch, principals in Fusion GPS. They were interviewed in a softball interview by Chuck Todd on Meet the Press.
· A case in point of how Red Flag Laws are rife for abuse.
· Order now if you want it in time to wrap your Christmas presents. It’s likely to go fast. Mitch McConnell gift wrapping paper.
In The News for Monday, November 25, 2019
· Possibly the best edition of The Week in Pictures of all time.
· I don’t tend to post a lot of “feel good” stuff, but this is worth seeing. How can you not be touched to see a whole new world open up for a child?
· And…The award for best typographical error of the year goes to…GQ Magazine for their news scoop that Lt. Col. Vindman received his Purple Heart after being injured by an IUD. As you might imagine, the comments are priceless. Chalk another one up for... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, November 22, 2019
· Kampus Krazy Dialed Up To 11. The New York Post recommends expulsion and I concur. Until administrations start leveling consequences, this kind of stuff won’t stop. The shame of it is that Art is one of the most thoroughly entertaining speakers they could have had. Unfortunately, too many college administrations are on the side of the disruptors. There needs to be good cleaning out of superfluous college administrators, starting with “diversity” deans and dedicated LGBTQ deans. Parents need to start paying attention to which colleges they are spending their tuition money on.
· If you watched the shallow, intellectually challenged talking heads parse the testimony by Ambassador Sondland, you might be excused for thinking that it was... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, November 21, 2019
· Out of the blue. If I had to guess, the folks in Ukraine have been watching American TV and reading American media and decided they’d had enough of Adam Schiff. Don’t look for this to be the lead story on ABC, NBC and CBS. Ukrainian Indictment Claims $7.4 Billion Obama -Linked Laundering, Put Biden Group Take At $16.5 Million. As I’ve said before, Seaman Schiff has fired a torpedo that seems to be circling back. You may remember how that worked out in The Hunt for Red October, “You arrogant ass. You’ve killed us.” As if that were not enough, A DNA test confirmed that Hunter Biden cheated on his dead brother’s wife, who he left his wife for. They’re no longer a couple. As someone tweeted, the first Dem presidential candidate at last night’s debate who... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, November 20, 2019
· Brian Wesbury is always worth listening to. Here is his commentary from Monday. Stay Bullish.
· Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero. We know better. Vets and Enlisted people react to Lt. Col. Vindman’s ‘Don’t call me ma’am’ moment.
· I don’t think this is what Schiff intended. Impeachment Surprise: How Adam Schiff validated my reporting on Ukraine – John Solomon.
In The News for Tuesday, November 19, 2019
· Want to bet that The New York Times doesn’t respond to Fred Smith’s challenge? What I’d give to see Sulzberter and Fred on the same stage debating tax policy. There isn’t enough popcorn.
· The Media Are Missing the Biggest Story Since the Fall of the Soviet Union. As Glenn Reynolds so aptly puts it, “To be fair, they missed that one, too.”
In The News for Monday, November 18, 2019
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In The News for Friday, November 15, 2019
· Nancy Pelosi held a press conference yesterday and she had a very nervous air about her. I’d love to hear from a body language expert. She dissembled to the best of her ability, but it just didn’t fly. She tried to advance the bribery theory but failed miserably. She did say, “This isn’t about the Democrats. It’s about the American people.” Really? I think she has badly miscalculated poor Adam Schiff’s ability to pull this circus off and she sees it imploding in her face. I found it interesting that all of a sudden she’s talking about how a breakthrough in the USMCA trade deal could be ‘imminent.’
· Jerome Powell doesn’t see any “bubbles” developing... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, November 14, 2019
· Wow! These two were supposed to be Schiff’s “star witnesses”? What the heck did he see that no one else aside from MSNBC and CNN saw? I watched it and Chris Wallace’s conclusion simply doesn’t hold water. I’ve always thought that he was a mile wide and an inch deep. I thought the Republicans on the committee made the Dems look stupid and thoroughly showed the witnesses for what they were, third-tier State Department bureaucrats who have never even met the president and were relying on hearsay. Rep. Jordan eviscerated Mr. Taylor, who smiled as he was being vivisected. To be fair, at times both seemed to uncomfortable being there and indicated they were only there due to being subpoenaed. Perhaps they should have obeyed their boss.
In The News for Wednesday, November 13, 2019
· A once great city continues its descent into filth and squalor with its election of a District Attorney for whom the term “ultra-left wing” is way too conservative. He vows not to prosecute “quality of life” crimes. That’s a pretty all-inclusive term.
· “The Most Prosperous Economy The World Has Ever Seen.” Hardly the narrative being promulgated by the Democrats and Americans see right through their duplicity. If it weren’t for the mainstream media’s propping up many of these total nitwits they would be roundly laughed off the stage and ridiculed for their insanity.
In The News for Tuesday, November 12, 2019
· Great book title and a motto to live by. Eat What You Want And Die Like A Man: The World’s Unhealthiest Cookbook. The forward alone is worth the price of the book.
We’ve now reached the point where people make bad food deliberately because they don’t want the Hitler Food Youth or whoever to catch them using real ingredients. Some idiots actually use low-fat milk in desserts. Hello? Desserts are supposed to be bad for you!
· America’s first show trial begins Wednesday. First to testify should be Adam Schiff and Eric Ciarmella. Republicans plan to put Biden and Democrats on trial, and Schiff is not happy. Read... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, November 11, 2019
· Analysis: Absolutely and inarguably true. Ivanka Trump: ‘Our wealth was created prior to government service’ while Biden made money from it.
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In The News for Friday, November 8, 2019
1) The delay on the OIG FISA report is "partially" due to John Durham's new Grand Jury activity--which can only mean that Durham is already taking testimony from persons named in IG Horowitz's report, and
2) Durham is actively investigating the leak of the Flynn/Kislyak phone call to David Ignatius of the WaPo, which diGenova describes as "a 20-year felony." Ouch! Maybe that person--or persons--will want to go for a deal? But they'll have to have something truly major to offer. Something that Durham can't get without their cooperation. And count on it.
In The News for Thursday, November 7, 2019
· A great example of the mainstream media pretty much ignoring a story right under their noses because it doesn’t fit the narrative. Divorce, Minnesota Style.
Great Grandmother's Thanksgiving Dressing
GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S THANKSGIVING DRESSING
· One Skillet of Cornbread crumbled finely like meal
· 10 Slices of Day-Old Bread, finely chopped
· 1 Stalk Celery, diced finely
· 1 Large Onion, diced
· 2 Sticks of Butter
In The News for Wednesday, November 6, 2019
· The rally no one saw coming. Really? I hope my readers saw it coming as I’ve been talking about it for weeks. Like my favorite economist Brian Wesbury, I kind of like it when we can fly under the radar. When everyone starts talking about the same thing it’s time to reevaluate your outlook. Dr. Ed, another of my favorites, is worried about a ‘market melt-up.’ With 3.5 trillion in money market balances, there is plenty of fuel for such a conflagration.
In The News for Tuesday, November 5, 2019
· Of course they did. “Mr. Biden can claim he was uninfluenced by his son’s employment. But his staff knew about the job. The Ukrainians knew. America’s European allies knew. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund knew…” Randy Barnett
· When seconds count the police are only minutes away. Pregnant Florida mom dials AR-15 instead on 911 when masked, armed intruders broke into her home and assaulted her husband and daughter. One took the room temperature challenge.
In The News for November , 2019
· I find this interesting and I absolutely don’t believe it for a second. Just as my own eyes and the anecdotal evidence led me to believe that Trump would win in 2016, I believe the evidence is now pointing to a landslide victory for him in 2020, and I find highly suspect some of these polls I’m seeing like him trailing Biden by 50% to 41% and Warren by 50% to 42%. Wherever he goes he is filling stadiums like no politician I’ve ever seen, and the enthusiasm is over the top as well as the anger at the entrenched elite. The 2020 election could be the death knell for pollsters and the mainstream media’s believability. I don’t believe his election was a fluke. I believe it was a clear statement from middle America that they’ve had enough... [Read More]
In The News For Friday, November 1, 2019
· I believe we’ll look back at this date as the date that sealed President Trump’s reelection and the shifting of the House of Representatives from blue to red. Only two Democrats voted against the House resolution formalizing impeachment. That means that several who are from districts that Trump carried in 2016 willl have to answer to their constituents.
· I’m wondering if there is some point at which Californians will say “enough is enough” and throw out of office the politicians who have gotten them into this mess. If not, they deserve to stew in their own juices. Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats have turned California into a problem-plagued burning nightmare. Face it, there... [Read More]
In The News For Thursday, October 31, 2019
· For those of you interested in my comments yesterday about the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, here is a white paper on the subject you will find interesting. The members of the group are on pages 14 and 15. It is a great shopping list. I suggest you save the .pdf file for future reference.
· This could get interesting. The ‘whistleblower’ is apparently a Democrat and low level CIA employee named Eric Ciaramella who has worked with Joe Biden and been a vocal critic of the president.
· A great example of how your interests are tracked online... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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· The more I see and hear about what Adam Schiff is up to, the more I believe that our Republic is at stake, and not from Trump. “Make no mistake: If they can railroad the president of the United States and members of the cabinet, they can do pretty much anything they want to you.” I believe that we are in a crisis that can’t be ignored where a minority, but a very vocal and unhinged one, is intent on abrogating the results of a Presidential election, not just engaging in political disagreement. What we’re going through is unprecedented, and it’s... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, October 29, 2019
· Okay. Let’s get some folks on the record. Nancy Pelosi has outlined a plan to formalize the impeachment inquiry with a vote on Thursday. It’s likely to cost some of her cabal their jobs in 2020.
· Some comments on why Trump didn’t alert Pelosi on the Baghdadi raid. When all is said and done, she had no “need to know.” Roger Simon has some comments making that point among others.
In The News for Monday, October 28, 2019
The Week in Pictures – Pierre Delecto Edition
· Members of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command including Delta Force operators along with Army Rangers took out an ISIS stronghold Saturday, killing ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who apparently blew himself up rather than be captured. The Delta Force doesn’t have the same PR the Seals have and tend to be much more reticent about their operations, but they are considered one of the world’s most deadly special operations groups. Rumor has it that following news of the raid, Adam Schiff has... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, October 25, 2019
· I’m sitting here listening to Etta James signature song At Last. The Breaking news last night was that the Barr/Durham probe of the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign has turned into a criminal investigation. What do you want to bet that Brennan, Clapper and Comey are getting lawyered up. Wonder who will break and turn state’s evidence first? You know it’s going to happen. I’ve got plenty of popcorn.
· 2019 is shaping up to be one of the best years ever for investing. An it’s done it by climbing a classic wall of worry and negative sentiment.
In The News for Thursday, October 24, 2019
· Who would have thought it? Angela Merkel says Germany has ‘utterly failed’ at building multicultural society.
· With pork prices rising worldwide due to the spread of Swine Flu, I mentioned the need for a strategic pork reserve the other day. If you want to bet started, here’s one way. American hog farmers are building up supplies in anticipation of demand from China who has been importing American pork at record levels. Several years ago, there was a popcorn blight in the Midwest that imperiled the popcorn crop. I came home to find several cases of Orville’s finest in my father’s cellar which allowed us to sail right through the shortage without missing a beat. I... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, October 23, 2019
· What do you want to believe, your eyes or the polls? I’ll believe my eyes which show President Trump filling arena after arena, both inside and out, every time he ventures into the hinterland. We saw it leading into the 201 election and we’re seeing it on steroids now.
· I kind of hope this article doesn’t get read by the never Trumpers. On the other hand, their cognitive dissonance is so overwhelming that it would probably fly right over their heads. “Never Trump Republicans and Democrats won’t accept any blame for... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, October 22, 2019
· A friend shared a great quote with me. It reminds me of our current crop of “progressive” politicians, or to be more realistic our current crop of crooked, stupid politicians. “You don’t know you’re dead. The pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you’re stupid.” To put it mildly, I think senility is going to be an easy transition for people like Maxine Waters. Recognizing the onset will be tough.
· I encourage you to watch this presentation on the demographics of the Baby Boomers compared to Millennials. Very interesting. I’m all for the bull market lasting until 2035, how about you?