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]
In The News for Thursday, June 27, 2019
· 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
GET THE POPCORN READY!
In The News for Wednesday, June 26, 2019
· 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]
In The News for Tuesday, June 25, 2019
· 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
· 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.
In The News for Friday, June 21, 2019
· 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!
Today's Favorite Editorial Cartoons
The Autophagy Begins
Nothing wrong with the Oldie Goldies
In The News for Thursday, June 20, 2019
· 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]
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
In The News for Wednesday, June 19, 2019
In The News for Tuesday, June 18, 2019
· 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.
In The News for Monday, June 17, 2019
· 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?
In The News for Friday, June 14, 2019
· 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
· 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.
In The News for Wednesday, June 12, 2019
· 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.
In The News for Tuesday, June 11, 2019
· 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
· 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
· 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.
In The News for Thursday, June 6, 2019
· 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
· 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.
In The News for Tuesday, June 4, 2019
· 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
· 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.
In The News for Friday, May 31, 2019
· 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.
In The News for Thursday, May 30, 2019
· 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
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· Tweet of the Day: From my son who often nails it.
In The News for Tuesday, May 27, 2019
· 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
· 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
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· 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
· 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?
In The News for Monday, May 20
· 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.
In The News for Friday
· 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
· 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
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· 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.
In The News for Tuesday
· 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
· 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
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· 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
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!