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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
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.
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.
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]
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.
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
gains in percentage terms seem to be increasing most for those at the bottom... [Read More]
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.
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]
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,
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
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.
shared a thought... [Read More]
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]
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.
line-up for the second... [Read More]
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,
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]
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
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.
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
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.
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
Well, the Hollywood Good Government League has spoken. I guess that’s it. Trump must testify. HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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,
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]
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
There is no question it needs to... [Read More]
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.
party run by children? “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the soul of the Democrat Party. She
represents 50 years of indoctrination in colleges,... [Read More]
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?
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]
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
What’s life like is a Socialist paradise? Venezuela’s
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.”
Chairman Nadler. As I’ve said, I’ll be satisfied when I see Brennan
doing a perp walk and Comey getting lawyered up.
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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
An interesting piece published by a leftist
professor at Princeton... [Read More]
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]
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.
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:
Tweet of the Day: From my son who often nails it.
... [Read More]
Well, the hue and cry has been pretty much as
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]
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
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]
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]
Thought of the Day:
Do Not Need Tax Records of Millionaires Who Became Politicians…
Need Tax Records of Politicians Who Became Millionaires!
I’ve been skeptical... [Read More]
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)
calls for China to hack Trump.
Pink tells Venezuelans to accept Maduro.
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
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]
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]
· 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]
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 light of the terrorist killings in France
last week, a speech given by Egyptian President Abdel
Fattah al-Sisi is particularly interesting because of who it
was addressed to. Glen Reynolds
addresses it in his USA Today column.
Investors are taking advantage of the damage
that lower crude prices has done to oil stocks. The biggest exchange traded
funds that track crude have experienced their biggest positive money flow in four years. In December $1.23 billion went into these
funds and so far in January they have attracted another $109.9 million.
Excuse me, but what idiot would invest in a Russian hedge fund.
For lack of anything decent on ESPN Saturday
night, I elected to watch a cricket match
between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. After an hour I still didn’t have a clue how
you score points or get someone outRead More]
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.
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.
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]
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
Federal judge has ruled that the... [Read More]
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
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.
put in the link to... [Read More]
don’t really consider this a news flash. I’m not usually on the cutting edge of
technology or a first adopter, but this describes me pretty well. I’ve used
Amazon for books probably 10:1 over brick and mortar stores over the last ten
years. Apparently one in three items of clothing, furniture and household
appliances are now bought over the internet. One reason is apps like This
is an interesting anomaly. High Yield Bonds and Equities seem to have parted
company when they normally correlate closely. They have parted ways before,
most recently last year, but according to this article on ten occasions since 2007 when the high yield ETF
dropped 5% in a 30 day trading period, the S&P 500 feel as well nine times
out of ten an average of 9%. It’s worth watching, but... [Read More]
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.
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.
on the Energy picture
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]
OPEC’s decision not to cut production
shouldn’t have been a big surprise as Saudi Arabia had been sending messages to
that effect. Nevertheless, the reaction was violent. At Friday’s closing price of $66, Eagle Ford is still in the black, but Bakken and Permian
Basin are in the red.
It’s worth noting that this may not be a fact. The... [Read More]
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]
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]
Santa Monica sushi restaurant pleads guilty
to selling meat from endangered Sei whale. Wonder if this restaurant is owned
by Elliot Mainway?
Bringing in the Clintons to stump for
candidates was a pretty expensive proposition. Based on the election results it doesn’t look
like money well spent.
We might have found the problem with
Washington, D.C. The CDC needs to do some lab testing on Congress and the
Administration. Apparently they have discovered a virus that “makes humans more stupid”.
Ran across some things taken from actual
resumes and cover letters from a 1997 issue of Fortune magazine:
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]
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]
Election Today. Get out and vote or you have no excuse to
complain about what happens. And make no mistake, this is a referendum on the policies of the last six years and whether you think
government... [Read More]