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In The News for Thursday, July 18, 2019
Posted Jul 18 2019 7:42AM

·        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.

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In The News for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Posted Jul 17 2019 6:42AM

·        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.

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In The News for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Posted Jul 15 2019 9:44PM

·        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.

·        I wrote last week about the law professor at Gonzaga who wrote about his snowflake reaction to a student wearing a MAGA hat to class. The comments from other law professors have been... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, July 15, 2019
Posted Jul 15 2019 7:14AM

·        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
Posted Jul 12 2019 8:03AM

·        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.

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In The News for Thursday, July 11, 2019
Posted Jul 11 2019 7:49AM

·        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
Posted Jul 10 2019 7:46AM

·        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
Posted Jul 09 2019 7:57AM

·        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
Posted Jul 08 2019 7:16AM

·        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
Posted Jul 05 2019 11:59AM

·        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.

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A Few Good Memes
Posted Jul 03 2019 8:46AM
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

GOOD ADVICE


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
Posted Jul 03 2019 8:14AM

·        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
Posted Jul 02 2019 10:33AM
What About The Magic Wand?


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Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich
Don't think that dog will hunt with voters


In The News for Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Posted Jul 02 2019 8:00AM

·        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.

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In The News for Monday, July 1, 2019
Posted Jul 01 2019 7:10AM

·        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.

·        Glenn Reynolds shared a thought... [Read More]

A Few More Good Ones
Posted Jun 28 2019 5:20PM



Michael Ramirez Usually Gets It Right
Posted Jun 28 2019 5:01PM
In The News for Friday, June 28, 2019
Posted Jun 28 2019 8:04AM

·        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]

In The News for Thursday, June 27, 2019
Posted Jun 26 2019 9:18PM

·        Quote of the Day: “Arguing with liberals is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over all the pieces, crap on the board, and strut around like it’s victorious.” – Anonymous.

·        Had a choice between watching my alma mater Vanderbilt play for the NCAA baseball title against Michigan or watching half of the Democratic Presidential Clown Car unload and debate in Miami. Tough choice. Vanderbilt won the National Championship over Michigan 8-2. Think I made the right choice.

·        Here’s tonight’s line-up for the second... [Read More]

Today's Picks - Editorial Cartoons
Posted Jun 26 2019 12:52PM
Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich
GET THE POPCORN READY!

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

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In The News for Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Posted Jun 25 2019 7:29PM

·        Anyone willing to do a little reading can quickly see through the unadulterated bull feces as people like Bernie and Lieawatha try to hold out the Nordic nations as bastions of successful socialist practices. Paul Mirengoff does a thorough job in pointing out their errors. It’s worth reading so you can quickly debunk the argument of anyone who tries to use the dopeler effect on you. Unfortunately, most of the practitioners of using the Dopeler Effect are surrounded by an impenetrable Bozone Layer, e.g. AOC.

·        In one of the more ridiculous protests I’ve ever seen, some employees at Wayfair are staging a walk-out over the fact that the company sold $200,000 worth of mattresses to Baptist Children’s... [Read More]

A Few Good Editorial Cartoons
Posted Jun 25 2019 9:26AM
Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
Political Cartoons by AF Branco


In The News for Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Posted Jun 25 2019 7:51AM

·        The gigantic waste of money being spent by colleges and universities on their “diversity” departments is one of the biggest educational scams of all time. South Dakota lawmakers seem to be questioning it. Legislatures all over the country should be doing so.

·        It’s harder to get away with blatantly lying these days when the record is there for all to see. ‘Morally Bankrupt’: Joe Biden Blames Trump for Obama Immigration Policies. And this hack is leading in the Democratic polls.

In The News for Monday, June 24, 2019
Posted Jun 24 2019 7:09AM

·        As we gear up for the first Democratic primary debates this week, here are the business issues to keep an eye on. Medicare for all is front and center and you can expect a few to try and get out front on the issue of benefits to illegal immigrants.

·        A major step in the right direction. A top-ranking Saudi diplomat has said, “History and Allah brought a real opportunity. The blood conflict had lasted too long. Us Saudis and all Gulf States plus Egypt and Jordan realize that the age of going to war with Israel is over.” This would seem to me to be a watershed event.

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In The News for Friday, June 21, 2019
Posted Jun 21 2019 7:28AM

·        Beautiful! An Oregon Republican Senator had a reply for Gov. Brown who has threatened to send State Troopers to arrest Republicans that walk out on the Democrat-controlled senate’s attempt to pass a climate change cap and trade bill. State Sen. Brian Boquist is a retired Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. His message was “Tell her to send bachelors and come heavily armed. I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s that simple.”

·        Well, the Hollywood Good Government League has spoken. I guess that’s it. Trump must testify. HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Pound Sand!

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Today's Favorite Editorial Cartoons
Posted Jun 20 2019 9:54AM
Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

Political Cartoons by AF Branco

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail
The Autophagy Begins

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

Political Cartoons by Pat Cross

Political Cartoons by AF Branco

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Nothing wrong with the Oldie Goldies



In The News for Thursday, June 20, 2019
Posted Jun 19 2019 7:53PM

·        The President kicked off his re-election campaign in Orlando on Tuesday night to a packed house of rabid supporters who had been lining up for the previous 45 hours. Approximately 120,000 people tried to get tickets for a venue that held 20-25,000. Contrast his kickoff announcement to Joe Biden’s “snore-fest announcement.” If you’re a supporter, you got just what you wanted to see in Orlando, an energized candidate ready to fight it out. If you’re not a fan, you might be worried at the difference between the crowds the President draws and the ones the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car draw. The President took no prisoners, telling his supporters “No matter what label they give, a vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and destruction of the American Dream. Don’t... [Read More]

More Memes
Posted Jun 19 2019 11:56AM









Apparently, President Trump made quite an impressio on the Queen


I want the rights to sell this in the Southeast


Been putting off that colonoscopy for too long


Don't forget that men who wear kilts often carry knives











Favorite Memes and Cartoons
Posted Jun 19 2019 11:35AM

Political Cartoons by AF Branco
Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley
Political Cartoons by AL Goodwyn
Political Cartoons by Pat Cross
Political Cartoons by AF Branco
Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino
Political Cartoons by Steve Breen
Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel




In The News for Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Posted Jun 19 2019 7:48AM


·        This is a great story about a young man’s struggles and his families frustrations over their inability to help him. Ultimately, we all make our own choices. I encourage you to read this to the very end, there is an interesting twist.

·        There is no question it needs to... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Posted Jun 18 2019 7:31AM

·        Jim Grant, of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, says the Fed will cut rates todayThis in a pre-emptive strike. If won’t take long to see if he’s right.

·        A party run by children? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the soul of the Democrat Party. She represents 50 years of indoctrination in colleges,... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, June 17, 2019
Posted Jun 17 2019 7:22AM

·        I hope you all enjoyed a great Father’s Day yesterday, or as some call it, Toxic Masculinity Awareness Day.

·        I’m wondering if voters in the Mile High City are suffering a mass outbreak of altitude sickness resulting in cerebral edema. How else do you put any kind of logical spin on the results of their recent election?   

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In The News for Friday, June 14, 2019
Posted Jun 14 2019 7:59AM

·        Great quote from Ronald Reagan: “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”

·        It just keeps getting smellier and smellier, doesn’t it? It now appears the State Department was in it up to their ears along with an aide to Rep. Steny Hoyer, which would indicate that the good senator was aware... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, June 13, 2019
Posted Jun 12 2019 10:01PM

·        Something needs to be done and done quickly, yet Congress seems to be giving the emergency a big “Ho Hum.” Illegal immigrants from Ebola countries are being dumped in U.S. cities and are crawling out of manholes in El Paso like roaches. This should be the lead story on all the mainstream media evening news shows, but it’s being ignored because it doesn’t fit the narrative. American citizens should be marching on Washington with pitchforks.

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In The News for Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Posted Jun 12 2019 7:23AM

·        What’s life like is a Socialist paradise? Venezuela’s long good-bye.  

·        Reading between the lines, Atty. Gen. Barr is saying, “I’m going to get to the bottom of this outrageous misuse of our legal system.” Dear Chairman Nadler. As I’ve said, I’ll be satisfied when I see Brennan doing a perp walk and Comey getting lawyered up.

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In The News for Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Posted Jun 11 2019 6:49AM

·        This is a joke, right? Apparently not. From PowerLine. Biden’s switch over the weekend on his position on the Hyde Amendment has drawn a lot of comments and criticism. One suggestion is a new nickname. Instead of Slow Joe it’s now Floppy Joe. A friendship bracelet? Really?

·        The bond market is overwhelmingly predicting the Fed will cut rates at least twice, probably starting at the July meeting. I’m not so sure and... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, June 10, 2019
Posted Jun 10 2019 7:13AM

·        The President tweeted Friday evening that he had reached an agreement with Mexico that will avert tariffs. This despite all the whining and hand wringing of everyone I saw on the financial news networks for the last week. My thought at the time was wouldn’t it be interesting to see how things would go if everyone showed a united front instead of playing Chicken Little. He’s done something that none of his predecessors have been able to accomplish and he did it in spite of receiving absolutely no help from the Democrats. In fact, I’d say he did it in spite of them. CNN wasn’t happy about the President’s victory. What a... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, June 7, 2019
Posted Jun 07 2019 7:51AM

·        Here is the President’s address at Normandy honoring those who fought on D-Day. It is, as Scott Johnson says, an eloquent and moving speech. If listening to it doesn’t stir your pride in being an American and confirm your belief in American exceptionalism, I have no use for you. God bless every one of these men.

·        I’ve read a lot of accounts of D-Day, but nothing as gripping and realistic... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, June 6, 2019
Posted Jun 06 2019 7:52AM

·        Nancy Pelosi tells her fellow Dems that she wants to see Trump in prison. Have these people lost their minds? Trump Derangement Syndrome is an ugly thing to be afflicted with. I expect to see a choice Tweet from the President.

·        President Trump was interviewed by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. I enjoyed it. Piers, of course, had to try to steer the conversation toward climate change, but the President handled... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Posted Jun 05 2019 7:17AM

·        You’ve got to be kidding. Al Gore will collect $320,000 for a Climate Week Conference in Australia where he will “communicate the urgency of the climate crisis.” Fittingly, snow just fell in Queensland for the first time in four years.

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In The News for Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Posted Jun 03 2019 11:03PM

·        What a shock! Who would have thought it? 9 in 10 illegal aliens released into the U.S. aren’t showing up for their court hearings. The penalty should be immediate deportation when apprehended. More evidence of the crisis. Over 100 illegal immigrants apprehended crossing the border who were from Congo, Angola and Cameroon. Wonder how they got to Mexico? And why Mexico allowed them in?

·        An interesting piece published by a leftist professor at Princeton... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, June 3, 2019
Posted Jun 03 2019 6:53AM

·        I have a small, limited number of followers on Twitter and don’t Tweet that often. I did Tweet the Wyoming Rancher’s summary of the Mueller Report, though. Joe Kernan, who I’ve known for years and appeared with on CNBC numerous times, re-Tweeted it to his thousands of followers. Damn! My Twiiter feed exploded! Thanks for sharing, Joe.

·        If you want to watch a truly interesting video, I recommend this interview with... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, May 31, 2019
Posted May 31 2019 7:28AM

·        The Federalist had a piece on Mueller’s hastily called press conference and points out the problems with his narrative. It clearly goes against what he reiterated several times when questioned by Atty. Gen. Barr and his staff. I strongly suspect that one of the primary reasons for his press conference was to hopefully avoid having to testify in front of Congress where he would be subjected to some potentially embarrassing questions from Republicans about why he ignored the genesis of the Steele dossier financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Alan Dershowitz had some less than complimentary things to say about how Mr. Mueller handled himself.

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In The News for Thursday, May 30, 2019
Posted May 29 2019 8:49PM

·        Imagine you are the worst market timer ever. How might you have fared with your investments in the stock market. I saved an interesting article from CNBC’s web site about four years ago. It is the story of “Bob”, the world’s worst market timer. Bob made his initial investment in 1973 right before a 48% drop in the S&P 500. He held on and finally had the nerve to invest again in September 1987, right in front of a 34% crash. Still, he held on and made two more investments before he retired. One right before the 2000 crash and then again right before the 2007 crash. I sure don’t want to be standing next to Bob during... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Posted May 28 2019 8:40PM

In The News:

·        Tweet of the Day: From my son who often nails it.

... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, May 27, 2019
Posted May 27 2019 10:50PM

·        Well, the hue and cry has been pretty much as expected. First to weigh in was Adam Schiff who suggested that the probe of what looks like the biggest scandal in American history is “un-American.” Have you noticed that most pictures of him make him look like a surprised parrot? DaNang Dick Blumenthal was also quick to jump in front of the cameras. The laughable Jim Acosta of CNN suggested it was to distract from the President’s spat with Nancy Pelosi. If anyone seems unhinged, it was Nancy, stammering and seemingly unable to even conjugate a simple sentence following her aborted White House meeting which she was responsible for derailing. She seems to have developed... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, May 24, 2019
Posted May 23 2019 10:03PM

·        Good news! At least it’s good news for American citizens who would like to know what’s transpired. Maybe not such good news for those who perverted the system. President Trump, on the advice of his Atty. Gen. has decided to declassify the information related to the Russia probe. Let’s see who leaves town now that the we’re peeling into the really smelly part of the onion. NBC said it was a “stunning move” that was “unprecedented.” Well, so is the scandal they are at the core of. As expected, the spin started quickly with the ludicrous Adam Schiff risibly calling it a clear abuse of power. The hue and cry that is coming will tip you off to... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, May 23, 2019
Posted May 22 2019 8:41PM

In The News:

·        Thought of the Day: Whatever you’re doing today, do it with all the confidence of a four-year-old in a Batman T-Shirt. I learned how well my four-year old’s vocabulary was coming along when at age 4 we knocked on a neighbor’s door while trick-or-treating. My son was dressed as Batman and the door was opened by one of his 4-year-old friends wearing the same costume. My son asked him who he was and the little boy said, “Batman.” My son looked him in the eye and said,... [Read More]

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

·        Thought of the Day:

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

We Need Tax Records of Politicians Who Became Millionaires!

·        I’ve been skeptical... [Read More]

You Be The Judge: Sane or Insane?
Posted May 21 2019 10:37AM

This is only a small sampling of the headlines out there (by the way, there are at least a few sane ones just to keep you honest)

·        Hillary calls for China to hack Trump.

·        Code Pink tells Venezuelans to accept Maduro.

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In The News for Monday, May 20
Posted May 20 2019 7:13AM

·        Atty. Gen. Barr sat down for a fifteen-minute interview on Friday morning with Fox News. The whole thing is worth watching. It certainly appears that he intends to get to the bottom of things. Inadequate answers and explanations that done hang together? PowerLine had some comments.

·        The Administration has withdrawn almost $1 billion in grants for the California high-speed rail project that has gone nowhere and... [Read More]

In The News for Friday
Posted May 16 2019 10:59PM

·        An interesting piece in PowerLine talking about the left and discussing some of Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises comments.

Our whole civilization rests of the fact that men have always succeeded in beating off the attack of the re-distributors. But the idea of re-distribution enjoys great popularity still, even in industrial countries. . . If we wish to save the world from barbarism, we have to conquer Socialism, but we... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday
Posted May 16 2019 8:25AM

·        You gotta like someone with a sense of humor. It was reported yesterday that Atty. Gen. Barr and Nancy Pelosi were both at a National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol and that Barr approached Speaker Pelosi and asked, “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Supposedly the two laughed about it, but I suspect Nancy’s laughter was pained. I so hope this is a true story.

·        Also this. You’re... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday
Posted May 15 2019 7:29AM

In The News:

·        Apparently, John Dunham has been on the job longer that just a few days and he had some people very worried.

·        This week’s update on the Democratic Presidential Clown Car. Always worth a read.

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In The News for Tuesday
Posted May 14 2019 7:52AM

·        Breaking News from last night. It’s starting. Atty. Gen. Barr has assigned the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, John H. Durham, to review origins of Russia inquiry. It’s about time. Watch the hysteria build. This is the U.S. Attorney who took on the crooks in the FBI who were protecting Whitey Bulger. He is by all reports an apolitical, straight arrow. Better have plenty of popcorn.

·        This is hardly a surprise to anyone... [Read More]

In The News: Weekend Edition
Posted May 12 2019 2:33PM

·        This is a long, interesting article on Darwin’s theory of evolution. If you have any interest in things of this nature, you’ll find that the science is anything but settled. I was unaware of what has been going on in scientific circles questioning the theory.

·        Comey says Barr has ‘lost most of his reputation’ by acting like Trump’s lawyer. I have a feeling that when this is all said... [Read More]

Friday, May 10, 2019
Posted May 10 2019 3:04PM

In The News:

·        Another layer of the onion had been revealed and, as the author says, the FBI’s sworn story to a federal court is fraying faster than a $5 t-shirt from a tourist trap. A typed memo and handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on October 11. 2016, 10 days before the FBI used the Steele Dossier to justify a FISA warrant, indicated that the dossier was highly questionable and likely leaked to the media. Comey’s recent behavior... [Read More]

Burger King Pull Russian Ad
Posted Jun 21 2018 8:33AM
Wonder who in the advertising department thought this was a good idea. Burger King has backed away from an ad offering a free lifetime supply of Whoppers for Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. It had promised a reward to women who get “the best football genes” and “ensure the success of the Russian team for generations to come.” Sounds like their Russian franchisee might need to be reined in. Amazing!
In The News for Friday, April 28, 2017
Posted Apr 28 2017 11:00AM

In The News:

·        North Korea has a new video out showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding. It’s hard to see this situation improving as long as the increasingly delusional punk who rules the DPRK is in place. There are indications that his own people may be getting tired of his act.

·        If you live in a high tax state, you might not like one facet of the President’s new tax reform proposals. The loss of being able to deduct state and local taxes will not be popular with high-tax blue states and some that went red in the last election. As one executive of a moving company said, “I wish I had a... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, April 28, 2017
Posted Apr 28 2017 11:00AM

In The News:

·        North Korea has a new video out showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding. It’s hard to see this situation improving as long as the increasingly delusional punk who rules the DPRK is in place. There are indications that his own people may be getting tired of his act.

·        If you live in a high tax state, you might not like one facet of the President’s new tax reform proposals. The loss of being able to deduct state and local taxes will not be popular with high-tax blue states and some that went red in the last election. As one executive of a moving company said, “I wish I had a... [Read More]

SMART Cells Open Door to Arthritis Vaccine
Posted Apr 28 2017 9:54AM
Faster, please! SMART cells open door to arthritis vaccine. For those of you with a more scientific bent, here is the report published in Stem Cell Reports. This would go a long way toward making 65 the new 40.
In The News for Friday, April 28, 2017
Posted Apr 28 2017 9:51AM
In The News: ·        North Korea has a new video out showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding. It’s hard to see this situation improving as long as the increasingly delusional punk who rules the DPRK is in place. There are indications that his own people may be getting tired of his act. ·        If you live in a high tax state, you might not like one facet of the President’s new tax reform proposals. The loss of being able to deduct state and local taxes will not be popular with high-tax blue states and some that went red in the last election. As one executive of a moving company said, “I wish I had a conveyor belt running from California to Texas.” And maybe an offshoot that runs to Tennessee. ·        Co-workers at this St. Louis 7-Eleven are referring to one of their fellow clerks as a She-ro. As... [Read More]
SMART Cells Open Door to Arthritis Vaccine
Posted Apr 28 2017

·        Faster, please! SMART cells open door to arthritis vaccine. For those of you with a more scientific bent, here is the report published in Stem Cell Reports. This would go a long way toward making 65 the new 40.

In The News for Friday, April 28, 2017
Posted Apr 28 2017

In The News:

·        North Korea has a new video out showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding. It’s hard to see this situation improving as long as the increasingly delusional punk who rules the DPRK is in place. There are indications that his own people may be getting tired of his act.

·        If you live in a high tax state, you might not like one facet of the President’s new tax reform proposals. The loss of being able to deduct state and local taxes will not be popular with high-tax blue states and some that went red in the last election. As one executive of a moving company said, “I wish I had a... [Read More]

In The News:
Posted Feb 26 2017 1:30PM
• In case you’re interested, here is President Trump’s speech at CPAC. As John Hinderaker says, “he seems to be getting better at the politics game.” • This is just classic. State Department Writes Anti-Leak Memo…Which Quickly Leaks To The Washington Post. That swamp is going to take a lot of draining. • This is news to me and you can bet I’ll ask my pharmacist directly next time I have a prescription filled. • A California State Senator was removed from the chamber for telling the truth. Her comments were about Tom Hayden. • DHS is soliciting pitches for the border wall. Potential contractors will submit a concept paper by March 10, and then those selected will submit actual full proposals and potential pricing. • Shale Is Reshaping America’s Oil Trade Balance. No kidding. I seem to remember that President Obama mocked Sarah Palin by saying we couldn’t drill our way out of our energy shortage. Here he is in... [Read More]
In The News – Monday, January 12th, 2015 Edition
Posted Jan 12 2015 7:00AM
In The News – Friday, January 2nd, 2015Edition
Posted Jan 02 2015 7:00AM
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your government agencies who make law by fiat. The EPA is probably the most egregious offender and one that badly needs to be reined in by Congress.

  • Starting to see more of this in societies that have been radically affected in Europe and Scandinavia. I expect it will grow.

  • I don’t doubt this study for a second. My fifteen year old is uncanny in his ability to navigate. My wife on the other hand has no sense of direction at all. The entorhinal region of your brain determines this ability.

  • Need more proof that these heathens need to be eradicated? How about this? Again, these half-wits aren’t religious by any shape form or fashion. They are psychopathic killers who should be shown no mercy.

  • Vlad isn’t a happy guy. Read More]

In The News - Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Edition
Posted Dec 18 2014 7:00AM
  • Politics as usual. Should we be surprised? I think not. This is from the New York Times by the way, not some conservative blog site. Apparently the solution to immigration and visa problems is making political contributions to the right folks.

  • A Federal judge has ruled that the... [Read More]

In The News – Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 Edition
Posted Dec 17 2014 7:00AM
  • Islamic militants strike again in Pakistan. Taliban militants kill 126 in Peshawar, most of them students.  This has nothing whatsoever to do with religion. This is uneducated, ignorant people terrorizing the rest of the world. They don’t deserve anything except to be wiped from the face of the earth by any means possible.  

  • Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks you have to be aware of the massive Sony hack from the so-called “Guardians”. While the gossip and backbiting among the hoi polloi is as fascinating to me as to anyone else, I have to agree with this piece by Adam Sorkin in the New York Times. Mr. Sorkin makes the point that our own media has aided and abetted this massive breach of the law by publishing this stuff.  

    • Rats have apparently set up housekeeping in the new One World Trade Center offices of Vogue. Supposedly Anna Wintour had refused to go into the One World Trade Center until the rats are cleared out. I can assure you she and I see eye to eye on this one.

    • All I can say about this is “what a putz”!

    • I put in the link to... [Read More]

In The News – Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 Edition
Posted Dec 10 2014 7:00AM
In The News – Thursday, December 4th, 2014 Edition
Posted Dec 04 2014 6:30AM
  • It’s not comforting to see Santa Claus carried away in the back of a paddy wagon. It brought watching children to tears as they realized their Christmas toys might be in jeopardy.

  • This probably shouldn’t be a surprise. November oil & gas permits Hedge Funds have had a tough year. According to this article on CNBC’s web site, nearyl 1000 hedge funds will close this year. The previous record was 1,471 in 2008 during the financial crisis. Smart money, indeed.

  • More on the Energy picture

    • I’ve mentioned the possibility that the Saudis might have miscalculated. This article in the UK Telegraph makes the same point. They suggest that it may well heighten “geostrategic turmoil” across the Middle East and hurt... [Read More]

In The News – Monday, December 1st, 2014 Edition
Posted Dec 01 2014 7:00AM
In The News – Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 26 2014 7:00AM
  • As if the situation in Ferguson isn’t bad enough, Al Sharpton is there to lend his usual level headed conciliatory demeanor. Easy way to fix that is to just remove the TV cameras.

  • Is OPEC becoming marginalized? There are deep divisions in OPEC and Saudi Arabia may be tired of being the axe when it comes to cutting or increasing output. We have commented in the past that the United States emergence as one of the world’s largest producers and our diminishing need to import oil was likely... [Read More]

In The News – Monday, November 24th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 24 2014 7:00AM



  • The President’s amnesty proclamation dominated the news yesterday and enough has been and will be written about it that I’m not going to wade in. We have laws on the books that should be enforced or amended. It’s not as complicated to me as some seem to want to make it. We have folks we’ve elected to wrestle with such things based on feedback from their respective electorates.... [Read More]

In The News – Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 20 2014 8:00AM
  • Santa Monica sushi restaurant pleads guilty to selling meat from endangered Sei whale. Wonder if this restaurant is owned by Elliot Mainway?

  • Here is an interesting article about how President Eisenhower handled a similar problem with illegal immigration. The scale would be somewhat larger today due to decades of politicians not enforcing our laws, but it might be a step in the right direction toward handling a problem that most Americans believe Congress and the President have failed at.

  • Could the Administration be playing game with their social media presence? You may remember the “surprise” that 70% of the President’s 19.5 million Twitter followers were actually fake. It now appears that the Obamacare Facebook page may be similarly misleadingOK. I think I’ve found my new career. How to make homemade ice cream? Scotch for beginners? Crème Brûlée to kill for? Got to be something.

  • Sorry, I don’t agree that this is “virulently racist or indicative of “outright hostility toward Muslims”. It clarifies something that has been an absolute nightmare in the United Kingdom. In the recent midterm election the voters in Alabama voted by a wide margin on Alabama Statewide Amendment 1 which preemptively bans the application of Sharia Law. I have no... [Read More]
In The News – Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 12 2014 7:00AM
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In The News – Thursday, November 6th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 06 2014 6:30AM
  •  Election Update: Good ole Edwin Edwards couldn’t quite pull it off but he did force a runoff on Dec. 6th. At 87, he had his 35 year old wife and 1 year old son at his side. As I said, one of the great characters in American politics. As of right now Republicans will have 52 seats but that could rise when the results from Alaska are final and Louisiana has their runoff. 54 seats would be at the top of anyone’s pre-election estimate. The Republican House majority will be the largest since the Great... [Read More]

In The News – Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 05 2014 7:00AM
  • Well, the election is over and the electorate has spoken. The message seems to be that they are good and tired of business as usual in Washington. To the extent that the election was a referendum on the policies of the past six years, it was a clear repudiation of them. Pretty much all the media, even the New York Times, got it right. Bloomberg, with its notably liberal editorial bias, just couldn’t bring themselves to face reality. The headline yesterday was “Day of Decision Arrives with Fight for Senate Control Too Close to Call.” Didn’t exactly turn... [Read More]

In The News – Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 Edition
Posted Nov 05 2014 7:00AM
  • Well, the election is over and the electorate has spoken. The message seems to be that they are good and tired of business as usual in Washington. To the extent that the election was a referendum on the policies of the past six years, it was a clear repudiation of them. Pretty much all the media, even the New York Times, got it right. Bloomberg, with its notably liberal editorial bias, just couldn’t bring themselves to face reality. The headline yesterday was “Day of Decision Arrives with Fight for Senate Control Too Close to Call.” Didn’t exactly turn... [Read More]

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