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In The News for Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Posted Feb 26 2020 8:03AM

·        Brian Wesbury had some comments on the Coronavirus and its economic impact. We’re on the same page, but that doesn’t mean anything until rational behavior returns to the financial markets. His comments are a much longer explanation of the point of view I espoused last week. Part of me wished I had kept my mouth shut, but facts are facts. I might add that Leon Cooperman seems to be in our camp, so we’ll see how things play out.

·        Bernie finally reveals his funding plans. I know we’ll all be thrilled to do our part.

·        More good news on the immigration front. People no longer lining up for Medicaid and Food Stamps as government expects immigrants to ‘be able to stand on their own two feet.’ If you depend on government benefits, you lose your green card. The Supreme Court has been one by one knocking down the injunctions thrown up by libera activist judges. Federal Law already requires those seeking permanent residency or legal status to prove they will not be a burden on the U.S. – a ‘public charge,’ in government lingo.

·        The Super Gaffe-O-Matic  Continues. Who knew? Joe is actually running for the Senate. If you don’t like him, he says you can vote for the ‘other Biden.’ It is more and more obvious that Joe is simply way out of his intellectual comfort zone and having a very difficult time with his memory.

·        Remember this for future reference. A Zogby Analytics poll has a Sanders/Warren ticket beating a Trump/Pence ticket 48%-45%. I’ll take that bet all day long and give points.

·        I find this encouraging. House Republicans considering criminal referrals against Mueller prosecutors. May I suggest Weissman be put in front of the line?

·        Sorry Greta. America continues to lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Thank your local fracker.

·        First New Jersey and now Mississippi. A trend? Hope so. Eight elected officials in Mississippi switch to Republican party.

·        I’ve always thought Justice Sotomayor was a ‘Post Turtle.’ In case the term is new to you, here is an explanation. You’re going down the road and you see a turtle sitting on top of a fence post. You know the turtle didn’t get there by himself, he doesn’t belong there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, and you just want to help the poor, stupid thing get down. I was amazed the Republicans rolled over and confirmed her without digging in their heels. Her recent dissent crossed the bounds of propriety. The good news is that she can get used to it. Even more so when she loses RBG, most likely sometime in the next year. She also might want to work on her grammar a bit.

·        Could a cure for Diabetes be on the horizon? It looks promising.

·        This baboon reminds me of my favorite scene from Dr. Doolittle when the German Shepherd was being taken to the vet to be neutered.

·        In case you haven’t been following the Roger Stone story, the lead juror, an attorney, lied on her questionnaire an during voir dire. She could, and should, face problems with the Bar Association and may well be the cause of a new trial.