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.
Highlights from this week's Week in Pictures from PowerLIne
NEVER MISS A GOOD MARKETING OPPORTUNITY
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
In The News:
· 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?
In The News for Monday, October 21, 2019
· What Trump asked the Ukraine to investigate. Seems pretty reasonable to me. Read the whole piece.
· Some London commuters had had enough of the woke imbeciles of the Extinction Rebellion trying to shut down airports and subways. Who can’t watch these videos of them being dragged down from the roof of a subway train and given a few love taps by the bystanders without thinking way to go? We’re seeing more an more instances of normal everyday people getting fed up with the left-wing fringe and fighting back. They’re not used to that. If you’ve watched the last three Trump rallies, you’ll notice that the crowds are not only huge, but they are fired up and... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, October 18, 2019
Due to travel, no post today despite a news cycle that cries out for ridicule. I'll make up for it over the weekend.
In The News for Thursday, October 17, 2019
· Can these people tell the truth if their lives depended on it? It doesn’t appear so. This one is despicable.
· I’d say having the three stooges endorse Bernie is a great idea. It will call attention to their insanity and result in no telling how many votes it will result in for Trump.
· The always readable Victor Davis Hanson has an interesting piece on the situation in Syria regarding Turkey and the Kurds. It’s not a straightforward as some of the rhetoric would lead you... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, October 16, 2019
· Interesting what happened in Louisiana the day after the President’s big rally in Lake Charles. Also, interesting that you probably haven’t seen much about it in the mainstream media who are trying to keep it quiet. Brutal wipeout for Democrats in Louisiana. Both legislative chambers are solid Republican, with the State Senate now having a super majority. The Republicans will be united in the runoff against incumbent governor John Bel Edwards.
· According to new Census Bureau data on the incomes of America’s middle class, Bernie, Joe and Elizabeth are lying to you. The median income for middle class citizens has risen $5003 under Trump. Doesn’t fit the narrative, does it? I’m shocked... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, October 15, 2019
· Holy Cow! I just saw an economics professor from Cal Berkeley, Gabriel Zucman, who was one of the architects of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax interviewed on CNBC. Here is the link. My takeaway is that the Economics Department at Berkeley should be de-certified. What total communist, not socialist, drivel.
· My kind of odds, 94% probability that stocks will outperform bonds over next 12 months. In August the dividend yield on the S&P 500 surpassed the yield on the 10-year Treasury for the first time since 2016. Merrill Lynch says stocks are a “no-brainer” versus bonds. I’ve been saying that for some time and am adamant about it. Comparing the S&P 500 to the 10-year... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, October 14, 2019
· Ammo Grrrll’s column on Friday was a particularly good indictment of the current crop of Democrats in the House.
A more venal Democrat collective of kleptocrats, liars, hysterics, and narcissists I have not seen in my many decades on the planet. Whenever they are caught, they go on hysterical offense, enlist their ventriloquist’s dummies in the media, get Hollywood twits to twitter and start screeching “IMPEACHMENT” as a really boring, yet threatening, mantra.
Hysteria that constant and that over-the-top meant only one thing to me –... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, October 11, 2019
· Minnesota may be a historically Blue state, but last night the Target Center in Minneapolis was awash in Red as President Trump addressed a crowd of 25,000 rabid supporters. 100,000 asked for tickets. With the Minneapolis Mayor’s efforts to shut down the rally and the political clown show going on in Congress, I kind of expected the President to be in rare form. I wasn’t disappointed. He made what I think is a very valid point when he said that the only thing the Dem and the radical left will understand is a crushing defeat in the 2020 elections.
· With the current crop of Democratic candidates all wanting to give more power to government to manage our lives, I’m... [Read More]
Memes of the Week
The Conservatives and Trump supporters seem to be winning the Meme Wars hands down.
Here is this week's selection.
Let It Sink In for an Hour
Dem Logic 101
Felonia von Pantsuit is Not Happy These Days
But, But... We'll Get It Right This Time
It's Been Pegged Since November 2016
In The News for Thursday, October 10, 2019
· What did I tell you? Felonia von Pantsuit is just sitting by the phone hoping for the call. “I can beat him again.” Say what? Last time I checked, the electoral map from 2016 looked pretty red. She lives in an alternate universe helped by copious amounts of Chardonnay, apparently. Bill seems to be distancing himself from this nonsense. He’s been uncharacteristically quiet, lately. Republicans are secretly praying the Dems will call her in from the bullpen, but I don’t think they’re that desperate, yet.
In The News for Wednesday, October 9, 2019
· The President refuses to play ball. Good for him. It’s time for some serious pushback. Here is part of the letter written to Congress by President Trump’s White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone. I get the strong feeling that the clown show going on in Washington, D.C. is not only solidifying Trump supporters but bringing more over who are fed up with the party out of power trying to effect a coup.
· Saw a great idea on how to teach your child about Socialism. When your budding young Bernie or Lieawatha supporter comes home from college for Christmas break, offer him or her $20 for some chore that needs doing. When they’re finished, give them $10 and give their... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, October 8, 2019
· Friday can’t come too soon. The Inspector General’s report on FISA Abuse is set to be released on Friday.
· If you don’t think this is a problem, you haven’t been paying attention for the last twenty years or so. “A Collection of Permanent Bureaucrats Enmeshed Inside the Federal Government who can’t be fired or removed…because of misguided civil service laws.” “Miller said what Trump is facing would be the equivalent of a member of Congress having disloyal staff forced on them from their predecessors — people... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, October 7, 2019
· Dilbert’s Rules of Reading. Some good advice for both sides from Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert cartoons.
· When you’ve lost the far left…Nation, the oldest left-wing publication in the U.S. has serious reservations with the Democrat’s most recent foray into crazy.
· So, why do the President’s poll numbers seem to be defying the impeachment mess? A very large number of Americans don’t have high levels of trust and respect for the government, and they’re generally OK with Trump being the junkyard dog who digs it all out, writes Jake... [Read More]
Some Good Memes for the Weekend - Friday, October 4, 2019
What Should Be A Happy Moment Totally Ruined
"To The Moon, Alice!"
Speaking of Moonbats
In The News for Friday, October 4, 2019
· While it pales in comparison to some of the abuse Trump supporters have been subjected to, Elizabeth Warren was treated to having the shoe on the other foot recently as she was met at the airport by Trump supporters shouting “stop impeachment” and “Pocahontas.”
· To paraphrase Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the mayor.” Zhang Qi, the former mayor of Haikou City in China was found to be holding 13.5 tons of gold and £30 billion in cash. Zhang was Secretary of the Communist Part of Haikou, a city of 9 million. He claims he was just holding it in safekeeping for the Bidens.
In The News for Thursday, October 3, 2019
· The speech I’d love to hear President Trump make on China, courtesy of Stephen Green.
· This is hardly a surprise, overall. What is a surprise is how fast the mainstream media is losing even mainstream Democrats. Just 32% of likely U.S. voters believe the political news they are getting. I’m surprised it’s that high.
· Been a while since I’ve seen anything funny enough on SNL to link. This one finally made the cut. Impeachment Town Hall.
In The News for Wednesday, October 2, 2019
· I always thought Jack Churchill was the primo badass of WWII. He’s the British officer who went into battle carrying bagpipes and a broadsword and sometimes a longbow. He was famous for saying that, “Any officer who goes into battle without a sword is improperly dressed.” He still takes the award for eccentric, but Paddy Mayne takes the cake as the top badass. He was one of the founders of SAS and is the only person in the British military to win four Distinguished Service Crosses.
In The News for Tuesday, October 1, 2019
· Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee from Outer Space. Kyle Smith has written a devastatingly funny article. “Warren is a proud representative of an industry that is to B.S. what France is to wine.” As a friend said, “God help us if she ever gets into national office.” Her recent utterings seem to be getting progressively more radical.
· Oh, please, please. Is Hillary Gearing Up For Late-Stage Do-Over Against “Corrupt Human Tornado” Trump? We can only hope. You know she’s standing just offstage waiting and hoping desperately for the curtain call.
In The News for Monday, September 30, 2019
· The current edition of The Week in Pictures is just too good not to share. It is the first thing I open on my computer every Saturday morning. This week’s is the Whistleblower Edition. The Mount Rushmore meme might be my favorite.
· The current riders in the Democratic presidential clown car aren’t falling all over themselves to defend Joe Biden. Maybe this is why. Wherever Joe Biden went, son Hunter cashed in. Read the article. You’ll probably learn something you didn’t know. More from The Hill on the secret memos that have surfaced.
In The News for Friday, September 27, 2019
· If you’ve ever seen the series Person of Interest, this might seem familiar. Facial recognition is reaching new levels of potential intrusion into our lives. The Chinese have a 500 megapixel cloud camera system that they claim can capture the facial details of each individual in a crowd of tens of thousands.
· The New York Sun has an article suggesting that I might have been right when I commented that Joe Biden might be the real loser in this Ukrainian mess.
· Meanwhile, the press, seemingly incapable of shame,... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, September 26, 2019
· As I suggested, this new hysteria by the media and Dems could backfire. Here’s why. $1 billion in aid held while demanding a prosecutor be fired. Hunter Biden has been, not surprisingly, very scarce. I wonder if the media would find it newsworthy if Donald Trump, Jr. were receiving $50,000 per month for serving on the board of directors of a foreign company in an industry in which he had no experience? They don’t seem interested at all in looking into Hunter Biden’s arrangement. Baffling. Reminds me of something.
· Once Skynet becomes self-aware, we could be in big trouble. Check this robot out.
In The News for Wednesday, September 25, 2019
· As usual lately, The Babylon Bee has the story. All they have to do is just not be crazy and they can’t seem to manage that. The big news while I was traveling on Tuesday seems to be that the Democrats have embarked on the path of impeachment with Nancy Pelosi’s backing. I could be wrong, but I suspect it will do nothing but play to their progressively more liberal base. The Senate will not impeach, and Trump’s base could give a hoot in H E Double L whether he wanted the Ukrainian premier to investigate the Bidens. Joe is already on tape threatening the Ukrainian premier if he doesn’t fire the prosecutor investigating his son. My guess is that this will breathlessly play out in the media and liberal political circles who... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, September 19, 2019
· This raises the most pressing and dangerous risk confronting us: a republic can endure many things, but a citizenry ignorant of the past dooms it to failure. A very good article on Why knowing Roman history is key to preserving America’s future.
· I’ve followed a couple of YouTube channels over the last few years, one run by an American and one by a South African, that have chronicled their experiences as foreigners living... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, September 18, 2019
· I’ve talked about my concerns that I’m sure many of you share about the intrusion into our lives and personal information by all the sites that track your activity on the internet and collect information on your buying habits and browsing. I’ve started to look into using a VPN and this one caught my eye. I want to do some more research, but it looks like a potentially good solution for someone like me.
· I heartily agree. Start the perp walks. Without Accountability, There Can Never Be Trust in Our Government. A slap on the wrist simply won’t do.
In The News for Tuesday, September 17, 2019
· Wondering there was nothing but crickets at the Democratic debates when it came to the economy? Here’s a good reason why. Reality versus the Congressional Budget Office’s projections made right before the 2016 election. There is an old story about a famous Hollywood actor whose wife caught him In Flagrante Delicto. He looked at her and said, “Who you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?” That’s the position the Democratic candidates find themselves in as they pray for a recession. It’s also probably why they seem so intent on making gun control an issue. It’s an issue that isn’t likely to help now that Beto has put their cards on the table. In the old days, someone would have told Beto to be out of town by sundown or risk being tarred... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, September 16, 2019
· The attack by drones on the Saudi oilfields should have been anticipated. Heathrow Airport did and avoided an attack by “brain-dead climate activists” by having an exclusion zone and jamming drone frequencies in a five-mile radius. The Saudis were caught flat-footed. “Within a few years, every vulnerable public building, sports stadium or city center will have to install some kind of drone defense.” There are something like 89 major products in the drone defense market. Isolating the companies most likely to dominate could be an attractive investment opportunity. 14 Anti Drone Technology Startups to Watch. An article in MarketWatch in March 2019 forecasted the growth in the anit-drone market over the next five years at 20% CAGR. I suspect this is low, now. Major companies to keep an eye on include Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and Northrup Grumman. I particularly... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, September 13, 2019
· Tweet of the Week. Hands down. Hillary at Oval Office Resolute Desk perusing her emails. Bless her heart.
· An old article from The Onion published on 9/26/2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center. “The hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon expressed confusion and surprise Monday to find themselves in the lowest plane of Na'ar, Islam's Hell.”
This can’t happen
In The News for Thursday, September 12, 2019
· Apparently the President has some coattails as he seems to have given the momentum to push GOP candidates over the top in the North Carolina elections. You’ll remember that the media has been breathlessly referring to this as a 2020 bellwether. By the way, the Democrats vastly outspent the Republicans to no avail. Forrest Gump commented.
· I hope she’s successful. Sydney Powell, author of Licensed to Lie, and Gen. Flynn’s attorney, is moving to have the case dismissed because of “egregious misconduct” by the prosecutors.
In The New for Tuesday, September 11, 2019
· Anyone the left hates as much as John Bolton must be doing something right. It’s a shame that he and Trump came to a parting of the ways.
· Sorry social justice warriors, these people are nuts and should be publicly caned for doing this to children. Think it will make the news on CNN or any of the mainstream media outlets? Don’t count on it. 31 were killed and at least 100 were hurt in a deadly stampede.
In The News for Tuesday, September 10, 2019
· Someone has a fan club in Hong Kong. Make Hong Kong Great Again hats are showing up.
· As many of you know, I follow the two crowdfunding sites Indiegogo and Kickstarter and have bought from both with good results. This product looks interesting to me. Always handy to have a good inflator around. For you frequent travelers this looks like a pretty cool suitcase. It matches you pace as you walk.
· For those of you who want to improve your vocabulary I have a new word for you that is particularly apropos... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, September 9, 2019
· Bespoke Investment’s Paul Hickey thinks we could be in the early stages of a nice rally that could take the S&P 500 up 8.5% out six months. That would give it a target of 3200+. It’s based on a contrary view of sentiment and a shift in the Citi Economic Surprise Index from negative to positive after being in negative territory for over 100 days. Past instances have resulted in median gains of 4%, 6% and 8.5% over the ensuing month, three months and six months respectively.
· With the S&P 500 and the 30-Year Treasury yielding the same, which would you rather own for the next ten years? Buy the... [Read More]
Reveille for Friday, September 6, 2019
· People’s Daily is the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party and is often used to get out a message without directly quoting officials. The Global Times is a tabloid under the People’s Daily. It’s editor, Hu Xijin, has recently been a good source of the back and forth swings in the official Chinese position on the trade talks. It was therefore taken as a very good omen when he came out yesterday and suggested that a major breakthrough could be in the cards for the upcoming talks. The news goosed the Dow to a rise of over Chuck400 points.
In The News for Thursday, September 5, 2019
· Another happy ending for an intended victim in Houston.
· The Democrats have launched a new campaign to attract rural voters. It’s called, Listen Up, Hayseeds. Remember this from 2016. The Clinton campaign had “a staffer in Brooklyn dedicated to rural outreach, but the assignment came just weeks before the election.”
· At last. A Swedish behavioral scientist has come up with a solution to... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, September 4, 2019
· Sentiment indicators tend to be very good at alerting investors to buying opportunities. I watch them closely. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s flagship sentiment indicator has flashed a Buy Signal.
· Newt Gingrich, an astute observer of political history, believes that 1972 might be a good template for the upcoming 2020 election. It will be interesting to see if he is right. I certainly hope so. Many of the same circumstances exist.
In The News for Friday, August 30, 2019
· The Inspector General of the DOJ released his repot on James Comey and it doesn’t make St. James look good at all. In fact, it is scathing. He has prosecuted others for less and should be forced to pay a price for his dishonesty and violation of FBI rules. It was reported that the senior members of his team at the FBI and his closest advisors were “surprised, stunned, shocked and disappointed” to learn what he had done when it came out that he had leaked memos. More to come, I’m sure.
In The News for Thursday, August 29, 2019
· Some comments on the inverted yield curve. It’s only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to forecasting a recession, and not the most important piece.
· The protests in Hong Kong are attracting adherents from the Mainland as some sneak into Hong Kong to support the cause. The Chinese have a problem.
· Talk about poetic justice. While he was robbing a store across the street, his pickup truck was stolen.
In The News for Wednesday, August 28, 2019
· Don’t trust the polls? You have good reason to be skeptical. I think we hopefully learned something in 2016. One poll got it right. It was the IBB/TIPP poll. We seem to be going through something similar as some of the recent polls are skewed once you look into how they were conducted. See my shocked face.
· I have some golfing friends who will be standing in line to buy these balls if they ever go on sale. Need a little help with your putting. Nissan can help with the ProPilot Golf Ball.
In The News for Tuesday, August 27, 2019
· You mean the Amazon rain forest isn’t actually the catastrophe being portrayed by The New York Times? What a surprise. Read the facts. Amazon burning is mostly farms, not forests.
· Another article about the FBI’s failure to pursue evidence when it appeared they had a smoking gun. Looking forward to the Inspector General’s report.
· China announces it seeks ‘calm’ end to trade war, as markets tank and currency its 11-year flatline. As Larry Kudlow said, we have a lot more bullets than the Chinese. They are facing turmoil in Hong Kong, a devastating epidemic of... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, August 26, 2019
· T think I need one of these. The NRCC is raising money selling a new T-Shirt. I like it. Also, apparently the President “joked” about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. Gotta love it. The deep state bureaucrats at Foggy Bottom must be foaming at the mouth. Loved this tweet.
· I get an email every day from Word Genius titled “word of the day”. Most I’m familiar with, but occasionally there’s a good one that needs adding to my vocabulary. Friday’s word was “Bafflegab”. It means incomprehensible gibberish or confusing legal or bureaucratic language. I think I can find a use for it. One word I nominate for... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, August 23, 2019
· I’ve mentioned the crowd funding sites Indiegogo and Kickstarter in the past and have bought products from both. This looks like a very cool addition to my shop or even my glove compartment. The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator. If I were a cyclist, I’d definitely have one.
· With The New York Times trying to revise history and some of the Democratic presidential candidates pandering to the reparations crowd, Larry Elder’s piece in The Patriot Post about the history of slavery is an interesting read.
In The News for Thursday, August 22, 2019
· What to expect from the upcoming Horowitz report. How did it start and how much did the Obama Justice Department spy on the Trump campaign? Was is justified?
· Don’t know if you’ve been following the story, but CNN faux journalist Don Lemon has been getting some bad publicity lately.
In The News for Wednesday, August 21, 2019
· Good! Israel has decided not to allow Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to enter the country. President Trump’s tweet apparently precipitated the move. PowerLine had comments on the decision. As they said, the Democrats tripped over themselves ripping the decision. A good sign it was the right one.
· If you have an interest in the tripe coming out of the climatistas, you’ll find this piece interesting.
In The News for Thursday, August 15, 2019
· This is an interesting speech given by Daniel Greenfield to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalistion Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC in January 2018. In light of the developments over the ensuing 19 months, it makes for interesting reading. This Is A Civil War.
Dr. Michael Widlanski,
has written a piece in American Thinker titled
In The News for Wednesday, August 14, 2019
· Finally. Andrew McCarthy’s book, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency is out. If you want to understand what has transpired, this is the book. PowerLine has a review of the book. Mr. McCarthy has been following this since it began and has consistently been on target. This scandal makes Watergate look like keystone cops.
· An interesting clip on how Singapore handles trash.
In The News for Tuesday, August 13, 2019
· I don’t see a problem here as immigrants are supposed to be additive to our economy not subtractive. Trump Administration makes it harder for legal immigrants to gain citizenship if they’re on welfare. They have tightened the “Public Charge” rule. “Federal Law gives the executive branch lots of discretion to reject immigrants who are ‘likely at any time to become a public charge.’”
In The News for Monday, August 12, 2019
Long Post but lots of good stuff over the past few days.
· You need to read this piece by James Howard Kunstler. Mr. Kunstler is a liberal who bemoans the insanity of the current environment. Warning: strong language. Last line: “…the Democratic Party first lost its mind, and then committed suicide.” I could be wrong, and have been before, but I don’t believe this nonsense resonates very well with the bulk of voters.
· Tweet of the Week: From the ever witty Pat Sajak.
In The News for Friday, August 9, 2019
· An excellent article by Conrad Black: Trump Plays Long Game On China. “Yet the stock response of the president’s reflexive critics in the press is an absurd solicitude for their country’s principal rival, a chronic cheat in world trade matters by universal agreement. China is a poor country with few resources while the United States, with a year to retool and reorient itself, would not have to import any necessities except perhaps small quantities of rare earths.” I encourage you to read the whole article. It make a very strong case for... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, August 8, 2019
· I love a good, new vocabulary word. A friend sent me a “word of the day” piece that used the word “pareidolia (per-eye-DOH-lee-uh). It is a universal trait of the left, a tendency to see a specific pattern or meaningful images in random stimulus. Their cries of “Racism!” over any comment they don’t agree with Come to mind immediately.
· Quote of the Day: “The power to tax involves the power to destroy.” – John Marshall (U.S. Supreme Court, 1819). It’s worth remembering as we listen to some of the outlandish proposals coming from the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car.
In The News for Wednesday, August 7, 2019
· Iran is once again warning of the “mother of all wars” if the U.S. attacks. They might be careful unless they want to be the mother of all parking lots.
· I’ve noticed that Bette Midler’s tweets seem more and more unhinged day by day. I’m suspecting she’s gone off... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, August 6, 2019
· D.J. Cooper, a former Ohio University basketball player looks like a good candidate for the Jerry Springer show. He used his girlfriend’s urine to try and pass a doping test and found out he’s pregnant. ROTFLOL!
· If I had to guess, I’d say a guard stepped outside, or not, to grab a quick smoke and the rest is history.
In The News for Monday, August 4, 2019
· The last few days remind me of this old cartoon.
A Few of My Favorite Editorial Cartoons
Sounds like a question Don Lemon might have asked at the debates
In The News for Friday, August 2, 2019
· Is this Karma or what? Elijah Cumming’s home broken into the same day he blasts Trump for calling his District “dangerous.” What can I say? I’m sure someone will figure out how to blame Trump for it.
· I love this headline: Economists who predicted the Fed rate cut are now utterly confused about what’s next. As the old saying goes, “You could stretch all the economists end to end and they still couldn’t reach a conclusion.” The corollary is “Hey, that sounds like a pretty good idea.” Many of you have seen the disclaimer I use at the beginning of my talks. It is a quote from John Kenneth Galbraith, “The function of economic forecasting is to make... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, July 31, 2019
· Dems, Media Keep Handing the Narrative to Trump. True. Like Pavlov, he’s trained them to bark whenever he yanks their chain. Most recent case in point is forcing them to unite behind race baiting charlatan Al Sharpton. Here’s a little update for those of you who have forgotten or aren’t aware of Al’s checkered history.
· Good idea. It is hilarious. Suggesting President Trump opposes storming Area 51 just to see twenty-odd Democratic presidential candidates running across the Nevada desert.
· What tend to be the best... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
· Andrew McCarthy’s pieces are all worth reading. This one is particularly good. How Mueller’s Lawyers Spun the OLC Guidance on Indicting a Sitting President.
· Some interesting speculation and facts on whether the Democrats were warned in advance about the risk of bringing Robert Mueller before the committees.
· The President has been attacked by the left for essentially repeating what Bernie Sanders said about Baltimore. Democratic Mayor, Catherine Pugh, also is on record complaining about “Rats and Dead Animals” last year. How inconvenient. It... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, July 29, 2019
· It’s Mueller Time. Possibly the longest Week in Pictures ever from Powerline.
· Atty. Gen. Barr has decided to bring “Ole Smokey” out of mothballs after 16 years of inactivity.
In The News for Friday, July 26, 2019
· What a farce! The best description of the Mueller congressional testimony train wreck. “Not my purview” will be the tag line he’s most remembered by after a long career in the swamp. Kimberly Strassel’s column in the Wall Street Journal points out how ridiculous his testimony was. What Mueller Was Trying to Hide. Hopefully Atty. Gen. Barr will peel back the onion in his investigation and hold some people’s feet to the fire. I’m thinking Brennan, Comey et al. I want a good 6 AM swat raid followed by a perp walk with the press alerted. We’re way past the point where we just accept victory and move on. There needs to be retribution and a clear message sent to the miscreants who fomented this whole thing and anyone who might think of doing it in the future. As... [Read More]
In The News for Thursday, July 25, 2019
· “Are we going to let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?” A Google engineer blows the whistle on Google’s claims of impartiality.
· The Dominican Republic has seen about a 74% drop in tourism as a string of unexplained deaths and attacks have resulted in the deaths of at least 36 Americans in the last year and a half. There are plenty of choices in the Caribbean and for now it appears that the Dominican Republic doesn’t need to be one of them. Personally, Mexico is also on my restricted list due to the level of crime in some of the prime tourist locations like Playa... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, July 24, 2019
· By the way, if you’d like to follow me on Twitter do a search for @ReveilleLetter, my handle.
· As I’ve tried to convince you in numerous posts over the years, the science on climate change is anything but settled. Alarmists have twisted, made up and contorted data to reach a pre-determined conclusion. More and more the scientific community is taking them to task. This piece by Francis Menton eviscerates the climatistas.
Expectations are the
Horowitz report, which should be released in September, will cast James Comey in a very unflattering light
Some Recent Editorial Cartoons and Memes
Unfortunately, this applies to most liberals
In The News for Tuesday, July 23, 2019
· What a surprise! Wealthy New Yorkers are ditching the city’s high taxes for Miami.
· More and more studies seem to show that Vitamins and Food Supplements don’t do anything other than deliver expensive urine.
· You’d have to have a heart of stone not to think this is funny. Bernie Sanders’ campaign staff is demanding the $15 an hour which he says should be the federal minimum wage.
· New trailer has been released for Top Gun: Maverick. Looking forward to it.
The Bible says that
God hears the prayers of a righteous man. Let’ hope Rev. Patrick Conroy is one.
The Chaplain of the House of Representatives prayed last week that God would “cast
out all spirits of darkness” on the House floor
In The News for Friday, July 19, 2019
· I would suggest that this is Darwin’s case for evolution at work. Apparently, Meth Users are turning to Wasp Spray as an alternative. The results are as expected.
· 32% of Democrats believe that disagreeing with any politician of color is racist. Got that? That view is shared by only 16% of GOP and unaffiliated voters. As the author opines, it is a “profoundly stupid” point of view.
In The News for Thursday, July 18, 2019
· Recent polls have shown that AOC would probably have a tough time being re-elected in her district. She now faces a very attractive Republican challenger, an immigrant from Jamaica who is a successful New York businesswoman. It would be a real seachange if this reliable Democratic district ever went Republican. It is a race that will be closely watched.
· This reeks of desperation to me. Schumer caves and announces support for slavery reparations bill. With black unemployment the lowest in history, Democrats are desperate to retain this voting bloc as polls have indicated some shift in favor of Republicans.
In The News for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
· Some Australian children decided to take an epic road trip to do some fishing along the Australian coast. They managed to cover about 600 miles before being brought up short. Their ages were between 10-14.
In The News for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
· J.P. Morgan has raised its forecast for the S&P 500 to 3200 from 3000, a 6.2% upside from Friday’s close.
· I’ve been convinced that illegal immigration and the unceasing assault on our Southern border is going to be a litmus test in the 2020 elections. Recent polls seem to indicate the same thing.
In The News for Monday, July 15, 2019
· Ross Perot R.I.P. This is the kind of man he was. We all know the story of how he got his employees out of Iran after the revolution, but there are a lot more stories like ths.
· Remember Bill Clinton’s famous refrain during his 1992 campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid.” I expect we’ll be hearing more of this as we approach 2020 as this piece in USA Today suggests. “Wage gains in percentage terms seem to be increasing most for those at the bottom... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, July 12, 2019
· Let’s get started, then. ICE raids ‘absolutely going to happen.’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said that raids on illegals are “absolutely” going to take place, that President Donald Trump is on board with the idea and that the far-left, for all its crying and whining, could go take a long leap off a short pier. Well, he didn’t exactly say that last. But it was implied. Good for him.
In The News for Thursday, July 11, 2019
· This guy is obviously in a world of hurt and unlikely to see daylight for a long time as former victims decide to come out of the woodwork. This young woman seems very believable. The question is who else among the rich and powerful friends of this pervert will be implicated. Guilt by association will be the strategy of the press, undoubtedly. It’s worth remembering, though, that Epstein was a major donor to Democratic politicians and well-known on Wall Street. A lot of his acquaintances, I’m sure, were unaware of his hidden life, but are distancing themselves from him a fast as they can. Labor Secretary Acosta is likely to lose his job over his performance as prosecutor in the former trial and plea bargain arrangement offered to Epstein. He has been under fire from... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, July 10, 2019
· Yankee Doodle Donald. A good opinion piece in the WSJ. “When Mr. Trump gives the ordinary guy what he likes, his critics come unglued….so often his political foes end up attacking things ordinary people like simply because Mr. Trump likes them, too.”
· What am I missing, here? We’re getting ready for the 2020 Census and we’re not supposed to ask whether or not someone is an American citizen? It defies common sense! Now we have the Speaker of the House of Representatives going off on an unhinged rant that by asking the question, the current administration is “trying to make American white again.” What pathetic rubbish and she knows it. Here’s the rub. The... [Read More]
In The News for Tuesday, July 9, 2019
· First-term Congresswoman Veronica Escobar has been sending members of her staff to Juarez to coach potential asylum seekers, read that illegal immigrants and potential Democrats, on how to game the system and make it into the U.S. I would think some punitive action is called for and I’m sure Nancy Pelosi will begin proceedings. I’m also sure pigs will fly.
· Oh boy! Another potential candidate trying to shoehorn himself into the Democratic Presidential Clown Car. Tom Steyer, described by Politico as a billionaire environmental activist, has apparently decided to throw his hat into the ring. A better description would be unhinged billionaire, uber-leftist with terminal TDS. Tom is the guy who has wasted... [Read More]
In The News for Monday, July 8, 2019
· Robocalls are totally out of control. If I see a 901 area code it’s a robocall nine point nine times out of ten.
· Reminds me of the Irishman who jumped into the vat at the distillery and wound up drowning. They cremated him and it took three days to put out the fire.
· One of the most insignificant members of Congress, Justin Amash, has left the Republican party and declared himself an Independent. I think that’s a misprint. It should read declared himself an idiot. His chances... [Read More]
In The News for Friday, July 5, 2019
· I thought the Fourth of July celebration on the Mall in Washington, D.C. was a tour de force in patriotism. As The Washington Post, hardly a Trump fan club, said, “Trump made his critics look small during his ‘Salute to America.’” “Of all the stupid freak-outs we have experienced since Trump was elected, the hyperventilation over his Fourth of July address and celebration on the Mall may be the stupidest.” The President gave a speech that even his critics, much to their dismay, couldn’t fault. While the constant carping of the critics predicted a minimal turnout, it was quite the opposite as I expected, with people showing up nine hours before the President’s speech. It was a great celebration of American exceptionalism.
A Few Good MemesBack to Top
COME ON, EVERYONE KNOWS MIKEY! LET MIKEY EAT IT
AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE
PROBLEM SOLVED. THAT WAS EASY.
ARRANGING A PLAYDATE?
OKAY, HAVE TO ADMIT PRETTY CLEVER
A GOOD METAPHOR FOR A LOT OF THINGS I CAN NAME
THIS GOES FOR TENNESSEE, TOO
WHEN DOXING GOES AWRY
YOU KNOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK WELL
LET'S START A NEW TRADITION
WHAT CAN I SAY? WE LIVE IN A COMPETITIVE SOCIETY
ROYALTIES DON'T SEEM TO BE LIVING... [Read More]
In The News for Wednesday, July 3, 2019
· U.S. Economy sets growth record – 10 years – without recession. That’s a lot of winning!
· A new low in fake data. If the only way you can support an unsupported thesis is to change the data, you shouldn’t be surprised when no one believes your conclusions. This is ridiculous!
· Nike has so far been immune to the “get woke, go broke” malaise that has beset some other companies that have jumped on the social justice warrior virtue signaling bandwagon. The don’t seem to have suffered, judging by their financial... [Read More]
A Few Cartoons and Memes That Caught My Eye
What About The Magic Wand?
Don't think that dog will hunt with voters
In The News for Tuesday, July 2, 2019
· Former California Assembly Speaker, and former boyfriend of Kamala Harris, Willie Brown, wasn’t impressed with any of the candidates who unloaded from the Democratic Clown Car for the debates. “Bad news for Democrats – none of these candidates can beat Trump…Trump must have enjoyed every moment and every answer [in the Democratic debates], because he now knows he’s looking at a bunch of potential rivals who are still not ready for prime time.” It appeared that the candidates made a conscious choice to make President Trump seem like the sane adult in the room by their absolutely insane positions on issues that go clearly against what polls indicate voters want. Democrat officials insist there is no sense of panic and everything is under control.
In The News for Monday, July 1, 2019
· The first thing I do on Saturday morning after making a cup of coffee is to open up PowerLine’s Week in Pictures. This week’s was particularly good. It is the Debate Fatigue Edition.
· Apparently trying to cement his legacy as one of the worst presidents off all time, Jimmy Carter weighed in on the 2016 election in a despicable manner. You might remember that this is the same guy who said Venezuela had one of the best electoral systems in the world. Enough said.
In The News for Friday, June 28, 2019
· Well, the first two Democratic debates are over. Who won? One commentator said the winner was Donald Trump and those who did something else. I fall in the latter category, having watched Vanderbilt defeat Michigan for the National College Baseball Championship. The Dems pretty much ignored the economy, which is going to be a difficult hurdle for them to overcome. All hands went up when asked who supported free healthcare for illegal immigrants. I don’t see that as a winner. One highlight was Julian Castro saying that biological men who are transgender should be granted abortion rights. Say what? Yes, he said it. You might be interested to know why Julian, the mayor of San Antonio, didn’t join in with Beto and Spartacus speaking Spanish. It’s because he can’t speak Spanish. The talking heads... [Read More]