Otherwise known as Big Pharma! In normal times being aggressively accused of price gouging but in the middle of a pandemic being hailed as the World’s savior. Just goes to show that what goes around comes around! The world will be back to whipping them again real soon but it makes you wonder if these were Government owned companies would we still be waiting for a vaccine?
Much has been said about the UK’s monopolistic government National Heathcare Services (NHS) but why then has the U.K. had the world’s highest death rate from Covid-19? More importantly why does Biden and the left want to takeover our healthcare system as well? Sorry folks but power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
As they say you can indict a ham sandwich and as Trump was the biggest ham to ever hold this office he made a very easy target for Pelosi to indict him again! The question now is will the Senate vote to remove him from an office that he no longer occupies. Pandemic, China, Russia, Iran, Climate Change, Immigrants charging the border, and a New Administration sure let’s do this one first.
The only advantage for the Republicans is that a conviction would mean that Trump could not run again for President either as a Republican or as an independent. Mitch McConnell was just re-elected for what will very likely be his last six year term. The real question for him is what is more likely going to help him become the Majority Leader in 2 years, serve up ham or tell Pelosi to stop passing chicken shit around!
Let’s say that there are 50 Republican Senators and 50 Democrat Senators. All the Democrat Senators vote for a bill to say increase the minimum wage to 15 bucks and only 1 Republican Senator votes to do this as well. The Demmy’s are going to crow that it was a bi-partisan vote to support the 15 buck minimum wage! But is that a really reasonable standard when 49 Republican Senators voted against it?
So what then is a reasonable definition of bi-partisanship? So let’s say that 26 democrats and 25 republicans voted for 15 bucks an hour is that more reasonable? Or do you need 26 democrats and 26 republicans in order to make this claim? Whatever it is I know it is not 50 democrats and 1 republican voting for 15 bucks per hour but this standard and other versions therefore will be touted by the left leaning media many times over the next 2 years at least!
No we are not talking about Janet Yellen’s sex life but rather her willingness to go big with quantitative easing debt as Fed chair which got us “out” of the big recession. You can now expect Janet to go big debt wise to get us out of the pandemic as Treasury Secretary. All well and good that folks can pay their mortgages today but in the process we are mortgaging our grandkids future in the process.
The fact is that the overwhelming bipartisan vote to change the Glass Steagall Act directly lead to the housing bubble and once again no real surprise that Biden had voted for this change. This is just like a sports team that is doing poorly but you can’t fire the owner (Congress) or fire the team (Voters) so you fire the coach (Bankers) instead. When the Great Depression hits as a result of the stock market collapsing again look for Congress (Media) to blame the bankers and capitalism!
ANY ECONOMIST WORTH THEIR SALT UNDERSTANDS WHAT SUPPLY AND DEMAND MEANS. MORE MINIMUM WAGE JOBS THAN MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS MEANS THAT EMPLOYERS ARE RAISING WAGES TO COMPETE FOR WORKERS. FEWER MINIMUM WAGE JOBS AND MORE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS MEANS WAGES ARE STUCK AT THE MINIMUM WAGE RATE.
AS ECONOMIST JOSEPH STIGLITZ SAID RECENLTY THE MINIMUM WAGE HASN’T CHANGED EFFECTIVELY FOR 65 YEARS. BUT OF COURSE WHAT HAS CHANGED IS THE CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH AS HIGH PAYING JOBS MOVED TO CHINA WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE FLOODED THE COUNTRY BOTH OF WHICH MEANS A HIGHER SUPPLY OF LOWER WAGE EARNERS. IF YOU LEGALIZE THESE FOLKS AS BIDEN WISHES TO DO YOU REPRESS WAGES UNLESS YOU IMPOSE A 15 DOLLAR AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE RATE. FOR BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATS THIS IS A WIN/WIN AS THEY GET BOTH THE VAST MAJORITY OF VOTES FROM THESE NEW AMERICAN MINIMUM WAGE VOTERS.
I’ve often wondered if idiot #43 got us into this mess because Saddam tried to kill his daddy #41 or if the 3rd generation born with the silver spoon up his nose was attempting to out do his second political generation daddy. As someone has written the real question wasn’t why we got a into War #2 but rather why our leaders thought that War #2 was going to be so easy?
The even bigger idiot #46 voted against Iraq War #1 and for Iraq War #2. He would call his boss #44 from Baghdad to thank him for “getting us out of this god dam war” just after #44 announced the withdrawal of US forces in Iraq. This of course lead directly to the explosion of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Way to go #43,#44,#45 and #46 any wonder why it has gone from bad to worse in Muslim Asia?
Sounds like something that is done by so-called leftist Marxist countries. This is the problem we are facing in this country when one side or the other believes that they are the only one’s passing Chanel #2. Either all white or all black no more gray anywhere. This of course leaves the country wide open to being blindsided by our enemies who are successfully playing off one side against the other.
If that isn’t bad enough the left is pushing to limit the right’s free speech on social media. No question that the extreme right was a problem under Trump just as the extreme left will be a problem for Biden. However while 80% of the media went after the excesses of the right they have said very little about the extreme left which makes them the bigger long term threat to democracy.
HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE INVENTION OF RELIGION! SINCE THE CREATION OF ISRAEL IT HAS BEEN ISLAM VERSUS JUDAISM. TODAY IT IS SHIA ISLAM VERSUS SUNNI ISLAM. POLITICS CAN MAKE FOR SOME STRANGE BEDFELLOWS WHICH WOULD EXPLAIN SOME RECENT AGREEMENTS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SOME ARAB NATIONS. THESE AGREEMENTS WERE DRIVEN BY A NEED TO SLOW DOWN ISRAELIS TAKING OVER SOME OR ALL OF THE WEST BANK!
ACCORDING TO FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MCMASTER THE THREAT OF TERRORISM HAS GOTTEN WORSE NOT BETTER SINCE 9/11. WAY TO GO BUSH, OBAMA, AND TRUMP! THIS MIGHT HELP TO EXPLAIN WHY CHINA HAS MOVED AGAINST IT’S NATIVE MUSLIM UYGHUR POPULATION, WHY MYANMAR HAS FORCE THE MUSLIM ROHINYA’S OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND WHY THE HINDU’S IN INDIA ARE DOING THE SAME AGAINST ITS NATIVE MUSLIM POPULATION.
HR McMaster has stated that with the collapse of the Soviet Union western leaders declared a permanent victory over dictatorships! These same leaders would open the door to China with the same naive notion that this would ultimately vanquish dictatorship there as well! Some 30 years later the West is facing powerful dictatorships in both Russia and China! So much for winning the cold war!
In the West we are seeing the emergence of the better class of folks taking power much like they did in the 1930’s in the UK and America. The only thing that is missing is a global depression and that unfortunately is coming our way. Who will be the winner this time around democracy’s or dictatorships? Maybe we will get lucky like we did the last time and it will actually be peace in our time. Or maybe not!
Who’s on first? Clearly not the World Health Organization who have finally been allowed into China to investigate the start of the pandemic there some 12 months after it began. Unfortunately when it comes to pandemics failure is not an option and it begs the question of what Western leadership will do to punish China for continuing to be less than transparent.
Given Biden’s track record of pursuing a multi-lateral council of war type of approach the West will be slapping a band-aid on this Chinese covid tumor and will let future Western leaders to pick up the pieces when it does happen again which of course it will. One can only hope for the WHO’s sake that the next pandemic will begin somewhere other than China!
But hey better a moral failure than a complete failure!
I was sure that the religious right would abandon Trump after the Hollywood Access fiasco in 2016 but they stuck with him. In hindsight I shouldn’t have been surprised when you consider how they forgave, Jimmy Swaggart and other male preachers for their sins, it’s what they do. But after 4 years of Trump’s megalomania you would have thought they would have come to their senses in 2020.
They did not but I completely understand why the Orthodox Jewish folks voted for Trump given what he did for Bibi et al. I’m sure Sheldon Adelson is smiling down from heaven’s casino or wherever it is that Jewish folks go. This is not to say that religious folks don’t do some really great stuff but unfortunately voting for Trump wasn’t one of them!
In order to re-establish relations with China, President Nixon had to recognize that there was only one China. But Nixon did not concede that it would be a red one only. Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson believes that Red China will move against Taiwan sometime in the next ten years. The question facing Western leadership will be is this a Sudetenland or a Poland type of challenge? War or no war?
Given Biden’s 40 year career in the Senate and his preference for multi-lateral decision making the answer will be that it will be another Sudetenland as the island is dominated with exiled Nationalist Chinese! The West will not go to war over Taiwan during Biden’s term and he will hide behind this multi-lateral decision just as he did with the Iran agreement. But will this then emboldened the Chinese to make a Poland type of decision and what would that be, India, Japan or South Korea?
According to General McMaster “Since the 1990’s US policy toward China betrayed all the elements of strategic narcissism: wishful thinking, mirror imaging, confirmation bias, and the belief that others will conform to a US developed “script”. This pretty much summed up Senator Joe Biden’s thinking at that time and explains why he will “appear” to take a harder line with Xi having been completely bamboozled by the Chinese!
I remember Bob Galvin saying that he asked Chairman Deng that if he allowed Motorola to own 100% of the semiconductor plant he planned to build in China that he would build a world class operation. Deng understood completely the long term value of that kind of technology transfer for China. Just like a black widow spider America’s consumer driven economy consumed its own with no real thought of the longer term consequences to America and Democracy.
So Jack “Paul Bunyan” Dorsey has banned Trump from tweeting. We understand this completely given the current media environment in the West and especially America. Whether it is his social media company or Zuckerberg’s the fact is that they have to throw a bone to the left leaning kids that they employ or perhaps face an employee revolt or worse unionization!
But how do these folks justify doing this to Trump and not to foreign dictators who have done far worse things than what Trump has been accused of? It reminds me of the former UK Speaker of Parliament who refused to invite Trump to speak at Parliament but had allowed the Chinese President to speak there! Will these guys allow AOC to suppress free speech? More importantly whose speech would that be? Stay Tuned!
According to Fortune Magazine “Trump’s statements leading up to and during the storming of the Capitol building, however, did not include explicit calls for a violent attack on America’s democratic institutions.” And the NY Times reported that Trump said at the rally “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” As for Trump’s 2nd impeachment as they say on Law and Order you can indict a ham sandwich, especially in today’s media environment!
(a) A riot in the District of Columbia is a public disturbance involving an assemblage of 5 or more persons which by tumultuous and violent conduct or the threat thereof creates grave danger of damage or injury to property or persons.
(b) Whoever willfully engages in a riot in the District of Columbia shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.
(c) Whoever willfully incites or urges other persons to engage in a riot shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.
(d) If in the course and as a result of a riot a person suffers serious bodily harm or there is property damage in excess of $5,000, every person who willfully incited or urged others to engage in the riot shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.
There were riots in DC last year. How many were charged with rioting or inciting to riot? How many did jail time and paid fines per the above? I hope they threw and throw the book at both!
It appears that the Secret Service did a better job of protecting the President and the White House last year from the democrat mob than the Capital Police did in protecting The Speaktress and the US Capital last week from the ex-democrat mob. I actually heard a reporter say that we almost lost our freedom the other day! You gotta be kidding me, how completely absurd but I’m sure it made Putin’s day to hear this! The fact is that the voters swatted both Pelosi and Trump last fall although admittedly the President got the worst of it.
The Republicans have very much been on the defensive since the implosion of the Iraq war which Pelosi voted for as well as the housing bubble which Pelosi helped to create. What Trump accomplished was to go after disaffected democrats which leveled the playing field. Had he not been a complete egomaniac and focused on a limited number of doable objectives instead, he may well have been reelected. This would have required undercutting Biden’s entire election strategy but that of course would have only involved wearing a mask!
I remember when my wife had her annual physical from her male doctor that included a pelvic exam. He asked a female nurse to step in to observe him do this. When you live in a country with the number of lawyers we have and a social media that is very quick to declare someone guilty a guy has to be very smart about stuff like that.
In the business world 19% of Male bosses don’t want To Hire Attractive Women at the Workplace, 27% of Male bosses avoid direct meetings with Women subordinates and 21% of male bosses also said that they were not keen on hiring women for roles involving close interaction with male counterparts. I understand that the ladies want their cake but you can’t blame a Male boss for trying to keep theirs!
I like Jimmy Carter as a person but a lot of folks thought he did a lousy job as President and voted for Reagan instead like myself. Carter was not to blame for the 20% prime interest rate but his election did go to his head. I believe that both sides need to back off on who and who isn’t a legitimate President and focus on improving the credibility and legitimacy of our voting process. President Carter has rightly called for the use of Liberty cards and we agree.
For those of you that disagree with President Carter and believe that Trump won the 2020 election it is time to move on. Let’s all focus on perfecting our elections so that there is less fraud and suppression.
Trump had his 3 eyed fish moment the other day! Now as much as some in the left want to make you believe that The Donald was another Hitler and his followers to be Fascists then this is clearly an overstatement! That said the folks that did break in and enter into the capital the other day could have been Brown Shirts. However the majority of these folks stayed outside the building.
This is important to note because the folks that burned down some of our cities last year were not all protesters. However when you consider the difference in response by 80% of the media that leans left to these incidences you understand the huge Propaganda advantage the left has in this country. If eventually an American Stalin and their Bolshevik followers does emerge one can only hope that they too will have their 3 eyed fish moment but one suspects that the media will be serving it up with a side of asparagus and hollandaise sauce and a chocolate soufflé with creme fraishe for dessert!
So having proclaimed a wonderful job of keeping the Russians out of the 2020 election the Russians stripped our Cyber guys completely naked everywhere else! Sounds like a doctor who proclaims that the operation was a success but the patient died anyway.
At the same time this is happening our NATO allies are rewarding the Russians with increasing orders for Natural Gas. Stands to reason that the Russians aren’t hacking their EU customers! Given just how important this gas supply is to the European economy and the EU’s meeting their climate change commitments, don’t expect them to sanction the Russians anytime soon over hacking the USA. The EU spends less than half what the USA spends on defense! Can someone tell me again why we are paying more than our fair share of NATO costs?
So we have a sitting President asking a Georgia election official to find him 11,000 votes so he can over turn the last election. Some are even suggesting that Trump should be impeached again at this late date for suggesting this!
But along comes the next President who flies into Georgia and tells people there that if they vote democrat they will get a $2000 dollar check in return! Nobody in the media says even a word about the smell of that. One attempts to steal an election while the other attempts to buy one! Democracy in action, you gotta ❤️ it!
Let’s say for example that JFK did something worse than this which would likely not be much of a stretch. There are two very good reasons why he would not have been impeached. First off the Democrats controlled both the Senate and House and neither would have gone there. Second and more importantly Ben Bradlee the managing editor of the Washington Post would likely not have allowed Woodward and Bernstein anywhere near this story because of his close friendship with JFK.
Today some might look at this relationship as professionally unethical on the part of Bradlee, however given the performance of the for profit media over the last four years it makes you wonder just how much progress this country has made towards building a true democracy. The overt effort by both sides of the media divide makes me believe that in the end neither has any real confidence in the voters ability to decide for themselves.
I understand completely why many black people don’t trust the police but defunding the cops has only resulted in black folks experiencing higher crime rates. I also understand why many black people don’t trust the medical profession but not taking the covid vaccine will only result in more black people experiencing higher Pandemic sickness rates!
Given the higher crime rates and higher pandemic infection rates in black communities do they really feel safer with fewer cops and fewer vaccinations? When did our black citizens enter the twilight zone or are white folks just completely out of touch with our black communities reality?
America born Jewish person who would be convicted of spying for Israel. Every year American taxpayers write a big fat check to Bibi et al and how much went into Pollards pocket for his services to our #1 middle Eastern ally is unknown as well as how much moving forward will go for his upkeep there. To be sure America has spy’s working in Israel but how much do they pay America for their upkeep there?
Apparently American born Jewish person Sheldon Adelman supplied the private jet for the Pollards triumphant return to their homeland, where they were greeted by the PM. It will be interesting to see how much of our one sided support of Israel contributed to America’s decline and fall. As long as this is written by folks other than the New York Times or Bloomberg should make for some very enlightened reading!
Today the teachers union and their plaintiff lawyer allies would have kicked his ass to the street. But at the end of the day you do have to ask yourself who is in control the lunatic students or the Adults in the room? What result are we looking for to educate kids so they can take care of themselves or as Principal Joe Clark said to turn black and Hispanic kids into parasites.
Education Secretary Bennett was correct when he said sometimes you need Mr. Chips and sometimes you need Dirty Harry. Clark was the much needed Dirty Harry, did I just expel 6 kids or was it only 5? Mr Clark who died recently, won the battle at his school but in the end lost the war to the teachers union financed professional democrats.
For years a US Senator self identified as an Indian even thought she had absolutely no proof until very recently that she was part Indian. The real Indians took her to task for making that claim as her red blood was very minor. The local Indian tribe holds you to a much higher standard in a likely effort to share their casino windfall with as few as their long lost relatives as possible.
Remember the lady who self identified as a black person? How is that different than a person with a penis self identifying as a woman? Recently the Vaunted British Healthcare System wanted to put transgender ladies in the same room as old ladies! The nurses were told to chastise any of the old ladies as transphobic if they complained! Politically correct government healthcare!
So having sold into the motel and slurp and burp industries there is something called the Patel factor which has to do with the fact that many motels, liquor and slurp and burp stores are owned by folks that look just like Apu. These are hard working folks that will make a very solid contribution to America as long as they pay their taxes!
I have got to tell you that Hank Azaria’s imitation is spot on and the only potentially politically incorrect issue was that the Simpson’s used a white guy as opposed to an actual Apu store owner including the guys that run the two stores in my little town. Instead we go off the politically correct deep end and eliminate the character completely thereby denying work for a real Apu Nahaspeemetilon!
Recently China brought back some rocks from the moon! They were able to do this without the use of spacey men. We sent twelve men to walk on the moon and collect Rocks almost 50 years ago. This was way more expensive than what China has just accomplished! One can only hope that if China does land on the moon that they do so with spacey women.
Personally I am not a big fan of going to the moon again or even to Mars. Earthlings just do not have the technology to do this efficiently or effectively at this time. The folks that continue to push and promote this kind of spacey travel have rocks in their heads, whether or not they come from the moon, mars or earth!
The fact is that over the last 40 years President and Professor salaries have exploded at colleges and universities! This has nothing to do with their amazing performance but rather was driven by the huge influx of Chinese students and cheap government college loan money to American students! The fact is that China sent some of their students to America so as to “steal” as much of our technology as possible! This party is over on both counts and we need to start cutting pay, well before we start offering Free Tuition! Let’s start with William “I’m taking the 5th” Bulger whose annual pension, is the third highest in the state, as UMASS president, it is just shy of $272,000! Absolutely NUTS!
According to a recent study China will surpass the USA as the #1 economy in the world by 2028. This is 5 years sooner than expected and is the result of the Pandemic. While the USA took a -5% hit to its economy China actually grew by +2%. This is because the USA responded to covid poorly while China handled it far more effectively.
For example my kid sister lives in Hong Kong and when she returns there after the holidays will have to stay in a hotel that was chosen for her and will have to wear a gps locator while in quarantine for two weeks. Nothing like that has happened in the West which is why Covid is out of control there. They are focused on getting the best result while we are focused on having the fairest process. But we couldn’t have just elected the very best person to take us into 2nd place!
JFK was murdered by a pro Communist while RFK was murdered by a pro Palestinian. Initially LBJ thought that this was a tit for tat hit because of the Kennedy’s attempted efforts at killing Castro. The murder of RFK has been considered by some as the very first terrorist attack in America because of his support for Israel.
While Oswald is long dead, Sirhan Sirhan is still alive and has been a guest at one of our prisons for a very long time. The former was American born while the other was not. While neither assassination had any real effect on gun control in this country both Kennedy’s continue to be beatified by the media well beyond their actual accomplishments.
I used to watch this show every week when it originally aired. It is both a funny and anti war tv series. The obvious question therefore is whether the UN should have gotten involved in what was a civil war. Having “lost” China, Truman was not about to lose Korea as well. In the end the US fought China to a draw there.
Had the pacifists in the West prevailed and keep UN forces out of Korea then today’s South Korea would look just like today’s North Korea. Not a great look and you do have to ask yourself who occupied the morally superior high ground, the anti war folks or the anti communist folks?
2020 the year that wasn’t! Hopefully 2021 will see the world somewhat back to normal whatever that is or will be. Moving forward more debt, more taxes, higher prices and slower growth in the West for sure. The Western Democracies did a poorer job of coping with the pandemic than the Eastern Dictators.
A great leader makes sure his troops are fed first and then sits down to eat, a great politician gets the pandemic shot first and then lets the front line workers get their vaccinations. But hats off to the Governor of New Hampshire who is waiting to get his shot! Why we continue to send folks like this to DC every 2,4, or 6 years is beyond me but is nobodies fault but our own. Eventually history will show that not all great US politicians were great US or World leaders!
The IQ of a committee is lower than the lowest IQ of any given member and a camel is a horse designed by a committee! Biden is taking us back into the multi-lateral run world with folks he is picking for his cabinet being handed out to tick diversity boxes rather than on experience or suitability for the job! Look for them to give the store away to the EU in an effort to win them back. The EU will play hard ball with Biden just as they have with the UK over Brexit.
A recent CSPAN panel discussion of former US trade reps including Carla Hills, Bill Brock, Mickey Kantor, Susan Schwab and Rob Portman made it clear that the multi-lateral world trade system is all screwed up and very likely because the West is riding a camel while China is on a race horse! Way too late for the US folks who worked in the manufacturing sector but I’m sure Joe will be hyping green manufacturing and digital jobs again!
The National Debt is now over 27 Trillion dollars which if every USA citizen was required to pay this off by year end would require a payment of 84,000 dollars from every man, woman and child in the USA. For up to date info click on the Debt clock link https://www.usdebtclock.org
As 50% of families earn $60,000 or less the burden for paying this debt off will fall on folks making more than 60K per year which in turn means that those folks will be paying way more than 84K. They in turn will likely be paying off their kids share of this debt as well so you should expect a huge tax bill eventually. The burden for paying this off will fall far more heavily on Republicans than Democrats. More good news for Trump supporters.
This private women’s health organization does a lot of good things but unfortunately it’s emphasis has gotten overtly political as opposed to having a stronger health focus. This can be seen in the recent replacement of a talented leader and medical doctor who wanted the organization to get back to basics. For this reason I would prefer that the Federal Government not give them taxpayer dollars.
Planned Parenthood reminds me of another women’s organization known as the Temperance League who having failed to impose temperance on America, strapped on sheep’s clothing and became the Anti-Salon Folks. The resulting Prohibition frankly created more problems than it solved. Like the Temperance ladies I suspect that the Parenthood ladies ultimate hidden agenda is the right for abortion on demand for any reason at anytime!
For some unknown reason the General running the vaccine program miscommunicated how much vaccine he was going to deliver and fell on his sword for this problem! Now while our local pro demmy TV outlet is telling us about this they follow with an “inspirational” story about our two demmy US Senators who have already gotten the vaccine so as to reassure their voters that it is okay.
What the story didn’t talk about is that given the limited amount of vaccines, look at this old lady in a nursing home or old vet in a VA home who are still waiting for their turn. Nor did they show pictures of a front line Nurse or Doctor who are still waiting for their vaccination that they gave to our Senators instead! I can’t wait to hear how the Pro demmy press spins when Hunter Biden gets his shot but probably will hear it first on Fox News! Beam me up Scotty there really isn’t any intelligent life working in For Profit News anymore!
My daughter gave birth 3+ weeks prematurely to a beautiful baby girl. Within just a few hours of labor her fetus became a perfect little human being. There are some in the pro death side who want to allow a woman to abort their fetus at anytime during their pregnancy. I suppose that if you call it a fetus until it is born it makes it easier or maybe more politically acceptable but when I saw pictures of my granddaughter within an hour of her birth it is hard to imagine why this isn’t just a different form of capital punishment.
Do we give pregnant ladies a blank check and allow them to abort their fetus whenever they wish or do we reach a point where a baby can survive outside the womb and we only allow abortions where there is evidence of a significant physical or mental defect. As a guy i’m so glad that I do not “directly” have to make that decision nor should I be allowed to. Actress Gloria Swanson regretted aborting her fetus in order to protect her career till the very end of her own!
For good reason the black community does not trust the cops and now apparently the healthcare folks as well as 60% of them will not be getting the vaccine for the China Virus! This in spite of the fact that a disproportionate percentage of them are dying from it. Many of the folks I see working the slurp and burp places and the grocery stores are minorities, so potential exposure is higher than for others.
I guess some in the black community would prefer that we defund the police as the fix for that but what is their fix for black Anti-Vaxxers defund the healthcare community or let them die off like their white Anti-Vaxxer versions? The lemonade in using the latter approach is that they would achieve herd immunity much quicker although at a higher cost to their families.
The biggest threat to western democracy is the huge debt load it is carrying. In America this is the result of the Iraq war, the housing bubble crash and the current pandemic. The out of control social media environment coupled with a global depression will provide enormous challenges to democratic institutions moving forward!
The overwhelming degree of social, economic and political disruption in the world and especially in America begs the question of whether the USA experiences a French type of revolution driven by plaintiff lawyers or Instead will the world see another even larger global war! Unfortunately American media has been so overly focused on Trump that we are not seeing the forest for the trees. Trump is just the proverbial pimple on the world’s ass. The left if not for the pandemic would be dancing in the streets now that Biden has won but unfortunately no one is asking if he is up to meeting these future challenges. We think not!
According to Secretary of State Simpson after WWI “many Americans were persuaded by a new school of writers (think bloggers) that in 1917 they had gone to war not because of unrestricted submarine warfare (Lusitania) and still less because Imperial Germany (China today) threatened the world’s freedom, but because of the munitions makers (now capitalist), the bankers (bankers again), and the sly propagandist of England (Russia) and France (China)”!
This revisionist history would help to keep America out of WW2 ensuring the deaths of 60 million folks, six million of which were Jewish. Today history is being rewritten again and the statues are falling in America and the West. The League of Nations was a complete failure in preventing another world war and the UN will be of no help preventing another! Deja’s vu all over again!
Over the last couple of hundred years white guys have turned America into the richest most powerful nation in the world! Over the last 100 years or so that white guy monopoly has been very rightly undercut to include white ladies and now all people of color. In fact it won’t be long before people of color are in the majority in the USA.
Are these folks going to be as successful as the white guys were? Will we continue to be the world’s most powerful country or will they throw the bath water and the white guy that is in it out as well? What will their measure of success be? Will we continue to be the land of the free or will we all be living under the Chinese Thumb? Your strength can become your weakness and we will see how well the social democrats do here?
No we are not talking about climate change but rather about former Clinton Treasury Secretary Summers. So in the same conversation about the national debt Larry Summers weighed in on Social Security. Like the partisan demmy that he is, he is advocating for an increase in SS taxes. Neither Dems or Repubs like to pay higher taxes but most want to retire at the youngest possible age. If we don’t fix social security either current recipients are taking a huge hit in benefits or future tax payers are taking a huge increase in their SS taxes. A classic Ponzi Scheme.
When Social Security was created life expectancy was 64 and today it pushing 80. Many State and Government union employees can retire after 20 years of employment. But ask yourself out side of sports or entertainment who has had all of the high paying jobs? Answer the 73 million who just voted for Trump! The longer these folks have to work the fewer high paying jobs for people who voted for Biden. Of course the smartest choice is to just increase the retirement age to reflect the advances in healthcare that has been made over the hundreds years. But then someone in DC would have to grow a pair of testes or ovaries and that isn’t very likely to happen anytime soon!
Democrat Economist and political appointee Larry Summers said recently that the high debt level in the West and in the USA will mean slower growth there. We suppose that China with its lower debt level will then grow relatively faster thus surpassing the USA as the number one economy in the world sooner as opposed to later! The Demmy’s need to transfer increasing resources from “wealthier” white folks to poorer folks of color that voted for them thereby creating even more debt. As China surpasses the USA the Dems will promote western alliances to “fix” the world economic leadership vacuum they created as a result of overloading the USA in red ink!
America fired Donald Trump and hired Joe Biden as our President instead! Recently Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer fired Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein because as the oldest Senator she was apparently losing it mentally. Will Chuck and Nancy fire our oldest President if he starts to lose it too? Not very likely!
When it came to politics Trump really was an apprentice and he made it easy for Biden to win. Joe on the other hand is an experienced life long politician and yet many of the votes he got were really votes against Trump than votes for him! This election was not a ringing endorsement for Biden or his moderate policies and both the far left and far right understand this! Joe is going to find himself between a real rock and hard place moving forward.
Even though baby boomers are reported to have done better financially than their greatest generation parents that was not the case with my wife and I. That is because my wife stayed home for the first 17 years to raise our kids. But she did take in kids from family’s where both parents worked. They had to work so that they could pay their mortgage and 2 car loans.
So while my wife and I had to rent an apartment the parents of the kids she babysat for, got all the tax breaks for owning a home. Frankly pissed me off at the time because my wife and I were focused on giving our kids the best possible start in life with no tax incentives for doing so. The US tax code was focused on the American dream of home ownership not on raising kids. When I consider where my kids have ended up versus the homeowner babysat kids, what a great decision we made!
I wonder if back in the day you asked native Americans how they felt about open borders i’m pretty sure they would have disliked what the paleface’s have done to their country. But let’s say the Native’s had a legal immigration policy they would still not be thrilled with all of the illegal paleface immigrants coming into the country who as one Chief said “they wanted the land and they took it.”
After JFK screwed up the Bay of Pigs invasion and granted Cubans automatic citizenship with free taxpayer money Castro then opened up his jails and looney bins and the murder rate would then skyrocket in Miami. Currently our southern borders are wide open and as a result there is no vetting of illegal immigration in this country until after they do something illegal. Way too late for some!
There have been 12 US Presidents who have been Generals. Every US President has been our Commander in Chief. People were relieved that Trump was surrounding himself with Generals and along comes General Austin and some in Congress are bent out of shape about the lack of civilian control over the Pentagon.
Ironic because a former Obama Defense Secretary has stated that Biden has gotten every major foreign policy decision including Iraq #2 wrong over the last 25 years. Plus he was way younger when he made those dumb decisions while also having a somewhat better functioning brain. We are moving into more difficult times and according to some experts we could be facing a potential war with China. Seems to me Biden has a more compelling reason to appoint a General to lead the Pentagon than Trump had. I just hope he’s another Mad Dog!
Founding Fathers Adams and Jefferson would die on the 4th of July, so it is very appropriate that Chuck Yeager should die on the Day that will live in Infamy.
God Speed General Yeager RIP.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, – and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew – And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Back in the day I worked for a manufacturer that made two very different products; the older product had declining sales and the newer product had increasing sales. The company used a standard costing system that showed both products generated the same percentage of profits. An outside director wanted to use an activity based costing system because he was sure that the new product was in fact making far less profit than the older product.
The Accounting Manager could speak chapter and verse about the advantages of the standard costing system he was using and also about the disadvantages of activity based costing. He couldn’t or wouldn’t speak to the disadvantages of a standard costing system and the advantages of an activity based costing system. So you were never going to have an informed and meaningful discussion with him which unfortunately is much like the one sided media environment we live today. Ten years later the company went bankrupt. Is this going to be deja vu all over again?
Remember when Joe Biden helped to create the housing bubble in response to his vote on opening trade with China. Joe understood that all of those high paying manufacturing jobs he took credit for creating were now going to China! So here we go again with the green recovery to overcome the pandemic which China exported to the West as well.
The West is now going to spend trillions in an effort to create a green recovery there. The climate change folks will insist on all of this taxpayer money be spent on solar panels and wind generation. Ironic that the one thing Joe didn’t take credit for was the 500 million bucks Obama flushed down the taxpayer toilet by investing in the Solyndra Solar panel company! Here we go again!
No we are not referring to something you put in your coffee nor are we talking about a half vaginal half oral sex act but rather about our first half white President and our first half Asian Vice President. Perhaps some day we will have a 100% Black President or 100% Asian Vice President although having our first 100% woman President will be a much bigger deal for the USA.
Will it be 50% Asian Kamala Harris or 100% Asian Nikki Haley? Will see but I do believe that it will be sometime before we see our first non-binary US President but you never know maybe Elliot Page will run some day. Perhaps by then we won’t care about color or gender or even creed! Will see….
I hope the other shoe doesn’t drop. But the absolute uncontrolled deficit spending in this country and elsewhere is going to gut the West like a fish! If you think people are pissed off today wait and see what happens when the global economy collapses from this debt load! We have nobody to blame but ourselves for this!
In America will we be divided into Stalinist or Hitlerite dictatorial camps? So while Joe Biden is talking about raising taxes at no point has he said anything about paying down our debt load. In fact all he has talked about is spending for new programs like 2 trillion for climate change. Sorry folks for saying this but it might be time to buy a gun if you don’t have one already or at the very least buy stock in a gun manufacturer!
No we’re not talking about Parker Stevenson’s penis but rather about monopolies that have absolute power. An example would be the US postal service who in-spite of their monopoly lose their ass every year. Another example are the DMV’s and once Bernie and the gang take over our healthcare system you’ll be getting the same kind of lousy customer service from your doctor that you get from the folks who renew your drivers license.
Now back in the good ole days you had the big 3 in Detroit who were run into the ground by the BIG One monopoly UAW plus we are seeing the thousands of public school’s auger in as a result of the BIG One monopoly Teachers Union. Fortunately for car buyers in the USA the UAW could not organize or prevent the importation of non monopoly foreign union made Autos! Unfortunately we can’t export our kids to foreign non union controlled schools!
So Disney star Isla Fisher believes that social media is a threat to our planet and democracy. People felt the same way with the invention of Moving Pictures so they created the Hays Code which established the following rules for unacceptable movie making!
Any licentious or suggestive nudity
The illegal traffic in drugs
Any inference of sex perversion
Sex hygiene and venereal diseases
Scenes of actual childbirth
Children’s sex organs
Ridicule of the clergy
One person’s freedom fighter is another person’s Terrorist neither Zuckerberg nor Dorsey should be allowed to impose another Hays type of code on social media! And that is all I’m going to say about that!
In the good old days you earned your success, today you deserve it! It is some sort of inalienable right, like getting straight A’s or trophies for coming in last place! What we now call the entitled generation or better yet the silver spooners!
America and the West will eventually feel the sting of defeat as well as the thrill of less and less honey! The East lead by China will have either earned or stolen their way to the top. Biden helped to open that door and given his track record will do a very poor job of closing it! In the end we have nobody to blame but ourselves for re-electing folks like this so I guess in the end we not earn it, we own it too.
Working very nicely in Asia and especially in China! But there new economy is the West’s old economy in that they produce products with their hands. In the West, capitalism is working very well and especially in the USA. What is different with the New Economy in the West is that we are now producing products using our brains as opposed to our hands!
The old economy required many more hands and as they had plenty of these in the East, these jobs were very welcome there. In the West these jobs were high paying old economy Union jobs! These folks were pissed when they lost their jobs to China and because they didn’t know how to use their brains they would vote for Trump. The new economy in the West does not employ or need as many folks as the old economy in the West did. Nor does it pay as well so the West is experiencing a concentration in income! This shift is pushing the West and especially America toward socialism. This in turn eventually will push the new economy to the East as well.
No not your nose but rather hooking a ride somewhere. I passed an older lady the other day thumbing for a ride and wondered if I would have picked her up if my wife wasn’t sitting in the other seat in my two seater car. Back in the day it was very common to see people on the roads of America doing just that! I did it many times although the majority of thumbers back then were guys.
I remember being picked up by some younger good looking ladies that were looking for something more than conversation. I was thumbing home one night with a buddy when we saw a UFO 🛸 going slowly over the tree tops🏝. Now that I think of it, had the lady looked like Colbert I would have had my wife sit in the trunk!
In her autobiography Gloria Swanson said that the invention of movies was the biggest thing to happen in the world since the invention of the printing press. The Medium is the Message author Marshal McLuhan, says that it is the medium itself that shaped and controlled “the scale and form of human association”. Taking the movie as an example, he argued that the way this medium played with conceptions of speed and time transformed “the world of sequence and connections into the world of creative configuration and structure”. Therefore, the message of the movie medium is this transition from “lineal connections” to “configurations”!
Both TV and especially the internet has accelerated this lineal disconnect which would explain why western mobs are tearing down statues of Lincoln and Churchill. They are attempts to completely reconfigure our history along capitalistic and socialistic lines. No surprise when one considers that the drivers of these mediums are in fact socialist themselves.
Beginning in the 1960’s our political election process became increasingly superficial driven starting with JFK and then Reagan both of whom were charming, charismatic and likeable! They would be followed by W and almost Hillary who were both entirely a result of nepotism. Along comes Obama, Trump and now perhaps a future Woodrow Wilson. Thank God for Kamala who has just broken both the asian and vagina VP barriers!
So even though we are moving into more dangerous times we are increasingly electing Doctor Feel Good types of folks! All of which is being driven by our blatantly biased media environment and endorsements from the Lady and other so called politically astute Hollywood folk. Sure let us all vote for candidates that are endorsed by either Kim or Kanye! Or better yet just vote for Kanye for Prez in 2024! Why he is almost as qualified as some of the folks above!
Dead from the neck up. The media legend is that nobody had a clue about FDR’s declining health! But apparently it seems our Allies understood this well and whether Stalin took advantage of this or not is very debatable! The USA media was very quiet about this even though they were very aware of his polio but said little about that as well!
Today, President Biden can only expect that kind of treatment from the media on the left, the right will be actively reporting on any and all health issues of our 78 year old leader! My guess is that he will do a lot of “hiden” over the next 4 years! The guy is nothing if not ambitious having picked career over family and I for one would not be at all surprised if he runs again in 2024.
We are in the very early stages of passing the torch of world leadership from white guys to yellow guys! While in America over the same period we will be passing the torch from folks with no color to folks with color! In the West increasing power will shift to folks with Vagina’s, while in the East folks with Penises will still prevail.
It will be interesting to see how both the World and America will be or will not be better from all of these changes. We know from his or her story that bad things can happen to good people. Neither the League of Nations or the United Nations was or has been effective in preventing these challenges. Now that the so called nice folks are back in charge in the USA will see whether we get nice or not so nice outcomes moving forward!
Biden’s Climate Czar, John Kerry is going to put us back into the Paris Accord. Now when Macron attempted to enforce this treaty the citizens of Paris rose up in protest and the French President not only remanded the higher tax he put on diesel but gave the yellow jackets money to buy even more of it! So the Paris accord doesn’t work in Paris but lets get back into that one right!
Kerry was the guy who negotiated the Iran nuclear deal which only postponed when Iran could have nukes! Iran has become even more of a threat to Middle East peace because of our fiasco in Iraq. Both Kerry and Biden have apologized for their votes to go to war there. Will see whether they spill even more blood or maybe it will be just Catchup!
For Teddy Roosevelt that was a word an ex-felon would say was a good thing! But today a bully is considered a very bad person. The State I live in is forcing me to take harassment training which I think i’m already pretty good at. I have already taken a sexual harassment course which was appropriate. But this whole anti bullying thing is going way over board.
In the UK they recently accused the Home Secretary of bullying a government bureaucrat. Sorry folks but you should be able to kick ass and take names. In America we give our kids A’s and trophies so they have no idea what a good performance really is! We all know where nice people finish and the folks in the West are headed there! Must be like a velvet or silk lined hell. 🏆
So coming off our win in WW1 and our loss of almost 700,000 Americans to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920 the USA was ready to party for the rest of the decade! Unfortunately the Temperance folks had just taken the booze away from us but the mafia would come to the rescue. How anybody in there right mind could think that prohibition would work in a country full of beer swilling Germans, wine sipping Italians and whiskey slurping Irish is beyond me!
This time around we have plenty of booze but also debt up to the eyeballs so the roaring 2020’s party after the covid pandemic is over will be a lot shorter in America this time around. We will never be the same and many retail and restaurant jobs will not be coming back. Unfortunately America has not won anything so far this century be it wars, jobs or balancing budgets.
The most egregious example I can think of is CNN anchor Chris “Fredo” Cuomo whose father and brother were and are NY governors! A less obvious example would be George Stephanopoulos who was Bill Clinton’s communication director! Back in the day the 3 regulated TV outlets would not have likely hired folks like this for anchors but today these people appear tame compared to folks on the political junkie talk shows!
Other more politically extreme examples of this are Meghan McCain, Billy Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and Mika Brzezinski! The most famous example of this was John John who by establishing the Magazine George was positioning himself to run for President one day. Unfortunately for the Kennedy’s their cache is now on the wane because the democrat party is controlled by folks that expect the country to do something for them!
It is leftist leaning folks like Amanpour who make absolutely ridiculous comparisons like she did recently comparing 4 years of Trump with Kristallnacht! In a similar vein I remember comparisons of Nixon to Hitler from media on the left over Watergate! I understand completely when Jewish folks get upset with media folks like this with there over the top NAZI comparisons! I also understand why the 73 million folks that just voted for Trump get upset over being compared to NAZI’s too!
This is an ironic comparison as some of the folks who voted for Biden recently burned down and looted stores in some of our largest democrat controlled cities! But there is a NAZI comparison that is closer to the truth and that is the Night of the Long Knives campaign that the leftist media conducted against Trump and the Republicans over the last 4 years!
Obama had it easy compared to Jackie Robinson who was not handled with kid gloves while breaking the color barrier in the MLB. Barack on the other hand was handled by the media in the same way Tiger Woods was! Back in the day the media on both sides could get away with racism, today the pendulum has swung completely the other way.
That’s why Tiger could explode both on and off the golf course! It is why Obama could get away with forcing a vote in the Senate to approve his judicial nominees even though they had to get rid of the judicial filibuster in the process. This decision directly opened the door for the appointments of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett.
Somebody needs a swift kick here and it is either Scooter or Taylor. We understand Taylor’s frustration about someone else owning her work. Paul McCartney wasn’t happy either that Michael Jackson owned his music but unfortunately for Sir Paul he was outbid by the King of Pop!
Scooter is certainly free to sell whatever he owns to whomever he wishes! As they say everything is for sale and Swift can certainly make the new owner of her music an offer they can’t refuse! I’m just not sure that she wants to or can afford to do this! Either way how about some cheese with your whine?
So talk about an amazing way to improve the human genome! The unfortunate downside is that these folks are also endangering folks who are too young to get a vaccination! Poetic Justice perhaps if they inflict themselves on their own kids but a potential form of legal manslaughter otherwise! I remember talking to people who lived thru the last pandemic who saw quarantine signs posted on houses! No surprise given life expectancy back then!
I have gotten my flu shot and wear a mask so far so good! We are now seeing folks that have gotten both the Flu and Covid at the same time and assume they are anti mask and anti vax! One assumes that Anti-Vax folks won’t go for the Covid vaccination as well! If they do put them at the back of the line.
After 4 years of Trump regular what the Repub’s need is a more politically sophisticated version of the Donald. The regular version was a political bull in China’s Shop and that was just not sustainable over a four year period. He should have listen to ex speaker Boehner about not wasting his time on Obamacare and focused on fewer more winnable issues while he had both the House and Senate in Repub hands.
So who are we taking about; Not worth a Pence, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, or Little Marco? Don’t think so. Will Grandpa Joe go quietly into the night or will the mainstream media on the left look the other way like they did with FDR? Or will we have our first Asian American Madame President and First White Man in the White House. Stay Tuned.
Way easier to be the hunter especially when you got 80% of the big media guns on your side. But having bagged their game will they continue to look the other way if the swamp creature re-emerges again. The other 20% will not give Hunter a pass and what the media that is far lefter than Hiden Biden will do remains to be seen.
The so called progressive socialists do have a plan B with Momala Kamala and if it appears that Joe is not all there could make an effort to push him into early retirement. Who knows! As President will Joe have any more control over the best person he knows or will he blame it all on Fredo’s drug problems. I am thinking that we are looking at a President Joe and a First Lady Joséphine.
“McCain and Romney were pimps! They never could’ve out-fought Obama. But I didn’t know until this day that it was Biden all along.” Joe fixed the economy after the Housing Bubble burst! He fixed the last pandemic. He killed Osama Bin Laden and fixed ISIS. He kept Nukes out of the hands of the Iranians and fixed the climate crisis by signing the Paris Accords! If Obama is reading the newspapers lately he has got to wonder what exactly HE did for 8 years in the White House.
If that isn’t bad enough the left handed media is already greasing the skids and lowering the expectation bar for Joe as he is only going to handle strategy while delegating the heavy lifting to his various underbosses! What the press isn’t telling you is that some of his votes helped to create the housing bubble, that he recommended not going after Osama, that he let ISIS cross Obama’s red line in Syria, that he was only keeping nukes out of Iran for ten years, that the Paris accords are not working in Paris and yes he voted for Iraq #2, while creating a 20 trillion dollar debt!
What is it about New York and its ability to create Bull Shit Artists? The Cuomo’s really know how to sling the shit! First you have Mario “I got a Tappan Zee bridge I want to sell you” Cuomo and son Andrew “Its the other italian guys fault” Cuomo now claiming victory over the amazing job he did with Covid 19.
I would take buck passer leadership lesson from this family any time! What really fixed the Pandemic problem in New York was everyone moving out of the State. Had Cuomo shut the State down faster and earlier maybe the rich and wealthy might still be living there! Hey maybe fewer nursing home folks would have even died, who knows. No plans to read the book but who wrote the forward Brother Chris? Or did Fredo just review the book on CNN? Regards to Matilda.
So exactly one week after the USA election PBS is running a documentary about the rise of the Nazi’s. This in an effort to put a period on the election of Hiden Biden! After all it was only a few years after Germany became a democracy that Hitler turn it into a Fascist dictatorship. Hitler of course had an effective propaganda machine that showed only the good of him and the bad of the communists!
How can democracy survive when the naive and the gullible are forced fed a steady diet of one sided propaganda! When is PBS going to run a documentary about how Russia became a democracy and a few years later Stalin turned it into a Communist dictatorship? They are not going to bite the Demmy hand that feeds them tax payer cash and yes democracy does die in one sided darkness. The left leaning mainstream media has lost tremendous credibility with those on the right!
Yesterday was the 102nd anniversary of the so called end of WW1. Some might say that it was really the beginning of WW2. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger issued a recent warning that we may be headed to another WW1 event. The UK Chief of the Defense Staff General Carter warned the day before this year’s Armistice Day that the world could be facing a World War 3. All that is missing here is a global depression which drove us into WW2.
Unfortunately for America we just elected a leader who has been accused of being on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue in the last 40 years by someone who was Bush 41’s CIA director and Obama’s Secretary of Defense. On top of this is the concern that Joe’s brain isn’t exactly aging like a fine bottle of wine. His VP has only 3 years of federal experience and it makes you wonder how well they will compete against the likes of XI and Putin who have both brains and experience! With Obama’s three years of experience and Trump’s zero experience we have not exactly been giving then a run for their money leadership wise!
As young kids growing up in a whitey tighty suburb I used the N word to choose sides while my future wife went to the candy store to buy some N word candy babies. Neither of us at the time understood the significance of the N word, so you could say we were completely unconscious racism wise. This would change significantly with the birth of my two beautiful grandkids.
Recently for some odd reason I happened to mention something about chain gangs, to the mother of my two beautiful bi-racial grandkids and she said that was unconscious racism! To which her mother and I responded that the chain gangs we saw were mostly white! In fact in 1960, sixty-six out of every 100 inmates in the USA was white! Seems to me that my daughter was being consciously over protective but you do have to ask why 33% of the inmate population was folks of color in 1960!
What looked like a slam dunk for the Demmy’s appears to be more like a swatting for both parties. Not only does Trump lose but Pelosi loses seats in the House and Schumer might stay as minority leader in the Senate. The record number of voters sent a clear message that they are fed up with Partisan BS from both sides! The impeachment, the mishandling of the pandemic, the de-funding of our militaristic police force and the torching of our inner cities was over the top!
“Enough Already Enough”!
Will Biden and the democrats accept this message and govern from the middle? Only time will tell but I think the honeymoon period from both the left and right will be very short! Thank God for divided Government, this is a lesson that the folks in Massachusetts have learned very well. Next door in Connecticut and in California and Illinois they have yet to learn this lesson and folks are leaving them in droves!
So we know that as a capitalist republic that we made it to the top of the heap, while the socialist democracy that the left wants us to become will very likely take us increasingly closer to the bottom of the heap! But of course we are no longer focused on getting the best result but instead the fairest process!
The fact is that we have been slowly moving towards a socialist democracy for some time now and are reaching a tipping point where both the republic and capitalism are being actively denigrated by folks on the far left. With Biden and the Dems taking over at least 2/3rds of Washington this anti capitalist republic trend will accelerate. Hiden Biden wants to turn us into the EU of America. The long term economic forecast for the European EU version is for continued lower growth than China and America! Do we really want to join the Europeans in last place?
Trump did well enough in 2020 that he will not be disappearing anytime soon from the scene! In fact had he worn a mask he might have even won! But he will endeavor to do to Biden what the Democrats and their media allies did to him! Will they be able to continue to successfully Hiden Biden somewhere in the West Wing?
Will Joe’s allies in the Media report on Joe’s claim that Hunter Biden is not a swamp creature? Will they cover any claims by Jill’s ex about Jill and Joe having an affair while she was still married? Will they investigate the Truck Driver family’s claim that Joe said the Trucker was drunk? Will the media get back to non partisan fact based driven reporting? All of which reminds me of what Lorne Michaels asked the NYC Mayor on SNL. Can we be funny? To which Giuliani replied why start now!
And that is all is all I’m going to say about that!
One of the major downsides of so called public education is that US History has been more about teaching US propaganda. More specifically about the amazing and wonderful job the white guys have been doing over the last few centuries! On the other hand if you’re a Woman, Native American, Black person or immigrant then perhaps America has not been so amazing!
This historical disconnect would explain to some degree why Trump got the white guy vote! They have been brainwashed over the last century or so. This pendulum is beginning to swing the other way but unfortunately because the Pro-Democrat Teachers Union’s now run our schools they will be increasingly teaching just the democrat propaganda message of unconscious racism and white supremacy. Our political leaders on the other hand will continue to send their kids and grand kids to private schools!
Once again the pollsters weren’t even close! All of which begs the question of whether they are completely incompetent or worse! Are they in the pockets of the Demmy’s or their media allies? Or are the Russian’s coming again? Did Biden hiden in his basement undercut his voter appeal or were the pollsters hoping to undercut Trump’s vote count by convincing his supporters that he couldn’t win?
With everything that Bela Pelosi and media allies threw at Trump over the last 4 years they seem to be having more trouble than Van Helsing had killing off Dracula! The left’s blatant partisan bias has created this monster which will be with us for some time to come! Hiden Biden will prevail but the right will attempt to do to him what the left did to Trump! Too bad as in the end American Democracy will continue to circle the bowl!
I was convinced that the Demmy’s would nominate a lady this year but they were so worried that Bernie would get the nomination that they defaulted to Hiden Biden! I had hoped that Joe would pick Amy Klobuchar as his VP but George Floyd’s death in Amy’s home State all but killed that as a possibility! In fact Klobuchar was the very first democrat that I had ever donated money to her Presidential campaign.
Picking Kamala was not only a recognition of the South Carolina black vote that saved Biden’s campaign but a nod to the left that he was not going to make the same mistake as Hillary move to the center. Ironically I still did get to vote for a woman for US President although admittedly that was a St. Jude choice. You never know we could still see a Madame President this term as four years is a very long time both mentally and physically for a 78 year old!
I loved Ronnie Reagan but frankly he made me cringe at every press conference he held! Not really shocked then when he was diagnosed with the long goodbye disease! Won’t be shocked either when the next President receives the same diagnosis as well! The question is how will the left leaning media, handle this and so far they have been very quiet about it!
Will they give the voters another snow job just like they did with FDR in the election of 1944? When FDR showed up at Yalta in February of 1945 Churchill’s doctor took one look at FDR and told his boss that Roosevelt would be dead in six months! If that is not enough Stalin is reported to have said that if he knew just how sick FDR was he would have held the conference closer to the USA!
Over the next 4 years it will be interesting to see how many times Joe is going to remind us all of this bumper sticker! I’m reminded of the New Yorker who accused the Teflon Don of assaulting him and then just before the case went to trial Gotti murdered his Godfather Big Paul. Needless to say the accuser immediately dropped the charges as the headlines screamed I FORGOTTI.
Joe will win in a landslide and not because the Russians stole the election for him but rather just like 4 years ago the left stayed home but this year they could stay home AND also vote as well! At the end of the day the incumbent President and his party are going to take the hit again just like they did when the housing bubble burst in 2008 or as now with the current Pandemic.
Until recently the news media was either biased towards the left or the right. Today any cloak of appearing non-partisan has been completely stripped away. A close reading of American history clearly demonstrates that this has happened before with the media taking sides. Whether it is printing all the news they think is fit or their ability to convince the naive and gullible time and again that their particular concept of democracy will die in darkness once again proves Lincoln’s point that you can fool all of the people at least some of the time!
What the media has been doing over the last four years is not illegal but rather parasitic for the Party that they have decided to attached themselves to! As Andrea Mitchell has asked when will the media return to fact based reporting? Will they ever really answer Brian Lamb’s question about why the media has become so partisan and more importantly what they are going to do to fix this? Sorry but the media has become a way bigger threat to democracy than the soon to be ex-president!
Currently residing in Asia and doing quite well thank you…
Unfortunately for the West the numbers don’t lie! Debt growth is outpacing GDP growth. The only statistic that the western democracies are currently excelling in is Covid 19 deaths! President Biden wants to move the USA to the European model which will mean slower growth and what few Gekko’s that still remain in the USA will be moving elsewhere! That will have the effect of flattening the income distribution curve in the USA much like it did in Connecticut when the rich moved to Florida!
This is what Bernie and AOC would call a socialistic win/win! Everybody is miserable! Except of course for the families of our powerful politicians who will continue to cash in on there influence peddling schemes. In the old days career politicians like LBJ became multimillionaires directly, today Democrat politicians have to use brothers and/or sons instead! What hasn’t changed is the mainstream media still looks the other way!
So as Hollywood continues it drive to make increasingly more and more politically correct movies I will very likely be watching more and more movies made by Bollywood or even Beijingwood. I have no interest in watching a La La land movie which could cast Caitlyn Jenner as the female lead! The fact is that there are many very beautiful Asian ladies out there that frankly would give American politically correct actors a run for my money!
Recently a new impregnated Hollywood type was asked about which gender she would like to have for her first kid. Her response was that she would wait until “it” was 18 and then ask “it” what gender “it” was. Is she also going to wait until “it” is 18 to name “it” also?
I remember taking the train to the outskirts of Paris in the early 2000’s. When I looked around the train car, I noticed that it was packed with Muslim looking men, so I told my family to ixnay on the englishay. The EU has taken in hundreds of thousands of Muslims over the last few years and as a result has a higher rate for terrorist incidences than in the USA.
While the French have had some experience with cutting people’s heads off, the last time that happened legally was in 1977. Ironically it was an Arab guy but today its Arab guys that are doing the head cutting! So on top of spending a fortune educating and taking care of these folks the French will now be spending more for policing them as well. With Covid shutting down France this is just another reason to stay inside! At some point the EU may have to draw another deeper line in the sand!
You can’t blame the Cops for wanting to defend themselves in the city of brotherly love but throwing 14 pieces of lead at the knife welder does seem excessive! Some in the community took advantage to do some early Xmas shopping at what is called 5 finger discounts! Apparently this was not news that was fit to print above the fold and yes democracy does die in darkness!
The 27 year old victim was described as a family man which is a bit of an understatement considering that he had 8 kids who tragically are now fatherless. The kids of course will be inheriting a multi million dollar estate!
I remember working for someone who had a very nicely decorated office with brand new furniture but the rest of the office was a pit with old and dilapidated furniture! At the time I just thought that he was just looking out for number one although I came to understand that his two long term employees really didn’t care about working in a dump!
Shortly after that the boss asked me to put together a national sales organization and I responded that this was going to cost him a lot of dough! At the time I was thinking about how he had clearly not invested a lot of money in the company outside of his own office and was reacting to that. In hindsight I’m sure as a Jewish person that he may have thought that I was thinking that he was cheap! This whole unconscious bias thing can cut both ways!
Great show although the reboot on Fox was not anywhere as good as the first version on ABC. Was not big with the left wing critics as it took way too many shots at Obama and the left! But hey they have put out way crappier shows that takes hits at Trump and the left wing Hollywood critics lap it up!
Back in the day the President and the Speaker were friends after 6PM but no longer today as the country continues its swirl further down the toilet bowl! It will be interesting to see how Biden and Pelosi move the country forward or backwards. Will the last man (or woman) standing please turn off the lights!
I know someone who is so ordered that they can’t tolerate any kind of disorder and as a result would have had a real dislike for that war monger Churchill. I know someone else who would have had the same problem with Churchill because he had no definitive proof. Unfortunately those types of folks would (and did) impose 60 million dead on the world instead of 6 dead Nazi’s had they lived in the 1930’s.
The West may well be facing similar circumstances in the 2030’s. Will another Churchill emerge and more importantly will Western democracies follow his/her lead or once again ignore her/his lead for the same reasons? Will it be 6 dead or 60 million dead or perhaps 600 million dead the next time? Why are Western democracies going to do a better job this time around? According to Dr. Kissinger they are moving in the wrong direction again!
I love Sasha Baron Cohen but his latest effort in the middle of a political campaign raises some basic fairness issues which I’m sure he could care less about. Let’s face it Rudy has an interesting track record with the ladies having married a cousin and providing a NYPD security detail to his mistress while being married to New York’s first lady! So no surprise that he was punk’d by Borat!
Had Cohen also Punk’d Hunter Biden at the same time who has his own interesting track record with the ladies having taken up with his brothers widow and impregnating a lady he met at a strip club then I would have less of a problem here but of course he would have pissed off his audience and the left leaning media while undercutting his own political leftist leanings. He could have waited a few weeks until the election was over but his movie would have been less timely and less well viewed! Plus some needs to tell Borat that you wear the mask on your big head!
The BBC did a study of their viewers and found that their older audience thought the BBC was too far left and their younger audience thought the BBC was too far right. Just like Trump and Biden everything is relative and the Brits are in fact just left and lefter!
The great comedian Henny Youngman was asked once about how his wife was and he replied “as compared to what?” As we head into the 2020 election people are comparing Biden to Trump! This comparison is a no brainer. Unfortunately the important comparison America should be making is Biden compared to XI and/or Putin! When you consider Biden’s foreign policy and military decision making capabilities over the last 50 years it’s does not make for a great comparison. Back in the Cold War days that was a requirement to be elected for President. Today not so much!
The great UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden was much more focused on process as opposed to result. This was because he clearly knew what result he was looking for! Winning games and National Championships. For Biden and the Democrats it is all about the process, especially when it comes to their allies! So for example you are not getting the result you need in education so that our kids can compete in the world!
So throw more money at the teachers which is exactly what we have been doing the last 20 years or so. Had we not allowed the teachers union to “fix” the SAT scores maybe we would have a better understanding of just how much good money we throwing at bad results. The Demmy’s have to send all our kids to college so that they can be as well educated as their grandparents who only finished High School! Just like the US auto industry that could never overcome their monopolistic UAW union we will NEVER have a winning educational program as long as the monopolistic teachers union continues to have its way!
At Yalta British Field Marshal Brooke wrote in his memoir that of the three leaders, Stalin was the smartest strategic thinker of the group. When you consider the challenging circumstances that he was confronted with he wouldn’t have survived otherwise! Knowing that he was likely going to have to face the Germans in WW2, he had someone drive an ice axe into Trotsky’s head. This prevented the Germans from doing what they did to Czar in WW1 which was to bring Lenin back to Russia.
During the Cold War most American Socialist called themselves Liberals. This was an effort to cover up their true politically philosophy. As they continue to emerge out of the political closet, they will eventually be followed by Marxist, who are either claiming to be socialist or still hiding in the closet. As Marx predicted you first went thru capitalism, then socialism, then communism. As the Demmy’s take control you should expect to see more attacks against Capitalism! Music to both Xi and Putin’s ears!
So here we are in a very contentious election year and NPR decides to pour gasoline on it by doing a report on rightist militia and what they may do after Trump loses! As NPR accepts tax payer dollars the least they can do here is to discuss what leftist groups might do if Biden loses! The fact is NPR has way more recent proof about leftists burning down Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago and New York! Better yet run the story after Election Day!
As they say one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter and vice versa! The one thing the Washington Post gets right is that Democracy dies in darkness and when you are only shining light on one side you are not doing your job as objective journalists who unfortunately have all but disappeared from the USA! In the end this isn’t some much about pushing Trump out of office as that is a done deal. It is also about pushing the Republicans out of any control in DC!
During the US Civil War you saw the extensive use of the new repeating rifle while towards it’s end came the limited use of the Gatling machine gun. This war would be followed by WW1 which saw the extensive use of the machine gun while towards its end the use of the Tank! WW2 would see the Blitzkrieg of German Tanks followed by the use of two nuclear weapons which would end this war.
The world has not seen another major world war and the thought of an extensive use of nuclear weapons is difficult to imagine. However it can’t be ruled out completely and Biden’s vote against the Strategic Defense Initiative is just another example among many he and the better class have attempted to impose on the USA. What will Biden do if Xi moves against Taiwan or Hong Kong!
CRASHES AMERICAN OWNED AIRCRAFT INTO AMERICAN OWNED BUILDING FOR A TOTAL COST OF X MANY VESTAL VIRGINS FOR THE 19 HIJACKERS! AN AMAZING RETURN ON HIS INVESTMENT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE ADDED COST OF SECURITY THAT WAS IMPOSED ON THE AMERICAN FLYING PUBLIC! BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THERE.
DONALD RUMSFELD UNDERSTOOD THAT GETTING OVERLY INVOLVED WITH AFGANISTAN WOULD BE A HUGE MISTAKE AND SET IN MOTION A PLAN TO TAKE OUT THE TALIBAN BY ARMING THE HELL OUT OF THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE. THE BIG MISTAKE WE MADE WAS NOT SENDING IN GENERAL MATTIS GUYS TO KILL BIN LADEN WHEN HE WAS STILL THERE. INSTEAD THE AFGANI’S WERE SENT AND FAILED MISERABLY. WORSE YET BIDEN TOLD OBAMA NOT TO GO AFTER OSAMA WHEN HE WAS HIDING IN PAKISTAN. WE WOULD STILL BE CHASING HIM 3000 DAYS LATER IF JOE HAD GOTTEN HIS WAY!
A vote for Joe is a vote for a very lame duck! But that is not all as Fancy Nancy has already agreed to this being her last term as Speaker so lame duck #2. If that isn’t enough Chuck Schumer who will become Senate Majority Leader in 2021 is up for reelection in 2022 and will be moving left to combat any run by AOC.
On top of all of this white folks are lame ducks in the whole Demmy party and in the next few years will completely disappear from Demmy party leadership positions! The leftists on the left coast will drag the Demmy’s to something left of socialism!
So is every confrontation between a black and white person automatically a racist act. Perhaps had she just said man instead of African American man there would have been less of a story here. Had she confronted say a Swedish American man there would be no claims of racism but never the less the lady was still way off base.
No question she was playing the weak female versus the big bad guy card. Clearly a complete over reaction and the real story may be that as opposed to racism. Other than the fact that she described the guy as “black” what other proof is their that she was acting in a racist manner as opposed to being completely out of control and totally unreasonable. Just another example of a woman making false accusations against a man.
This makes perfect sense when you consider that my kid’s generation did worse on the SAT than their parents did. One can only imagine just how poorly they are doing today because the Teachers Union “fixed” the SAT test scoring so that no comparisons could be made. Fortunately we can make a comparison from country to country and we are not educationally competitive on the world stage like we used to be! So today getting a college degree is equivalent to High School diploma back in the day!
The Demmy’s of course are going to tell you that the problem is that we are not spending enough money on educating our kids and of course everyone should get a free college degree! This is very popular with their Union allies and voter base! But in the end all we are doing is throwing good money after bad when the fix is to throw a voucher check to parents and let them decide where to send their kids to school. That’s what you call democracy at work!
It is the soon to be former President of the United States! I’m reminded of a story about the French King Louis the 13th who had a cyst on his ass removed and all the other royal followers had the same operation whether they had a cyst or not! Today it is about not wearing a mask at the White House or a Trump rally!
Not only does the Emperor have no clothes he has no mask either. All of which reminds me of a Rodney Dangerfield joke about a girl who was a two bagger. She was so ugly that both she and her date wore a bag just in case hers broke! Trump then is a political two masker and Rodney would be having a field day about all of the politically correct politics today!
When you consider how diverse and remarkable Wolf DNA is given its ability to spawn a whole host of different dog breeds, one imagines that the same holds true for Human DNA as well. But unlike say the Mule or the Liger, dogs can successfully create new life but which requires both a fertile male and female! For that reason a male and female relationship should be considered the optimum norm or standard over a male/male or female/female relationships. This has nothing to do whatever with any God or Religion but is just natural selection.
But because the LGBTQIA folks have been discriminated against over the millennia they are now pushing the pendulum to the other extreme. Some in Hollywood are even raising their kids as gender neutral well before their kids even have a clue as to what a gender actually is! Should they succeed we will all become just a bunch of IT’s. Vive no difference at all! Just how boring is that Cara mia mon chere!
Woman in black pantsuits that is. So Momala Kamala is just another Billery Hillary! Sorry but the world doesn’t need another woman doing her best man impression. But we understand that in the current political scheme of things that the ladies think they need to appear as tough as the men are! Hillary helped to get us into Iraq #2 because if “W” got it right like his old man did, then she thought she would never be nominated for President.
Recently Henry Kissinger said that we could be facing a World War One type of conflict with the Chinese. In that particular case the match was lite over the assassination of an Austrian Archduke. Will it be over Hong Kong or Taiwan? Will Joe be mentally up to the challenge or will Kamala like Hillary make the incorrect political calculation and start another war? Stay Tuned!
Every year I buy my grandkids Xmas presents and every year it becomes more of a challenge. This is because I look for things that incorporate their name in some way. My kids don’t make this easy because they are giving them names straight out of the 1800’s. In addition I purchase them autographed books or old Roman coins that they could care less about.
Besides the fact that they are getting way too much stuff, most of it is cheap plastic crap that is either broken or discarded in 5 minutes anyway. My hope of course is that when they reach my age they will open the book or look at the coin and remember their Gramps! The last thing my older brother said to me just before he died was that all we have are our memories.
While the Demmy’s will do some of this in 2020 the real issue will not be over their winning the White House as that won’t be close but rather how well they did in taking over the Senate! If they win big here and there are a number of close Senate votes the Repubs will be charging them with voting too often! You should expect the Dems to push to make mail in voting a permanent fixture!
In the 1850’s it was much easier than it is today for a third party candidate to get elected President and thank God, Abraham Lincoln won. This year all the third party prospects were scared off by the Dems and their media allies leaving us with but one choice. Biden who is no Lincoln or even a JFK is well past his prime. But fortunately Speaker Pelosi is putting together a medical committee who will pass judgement on the next President’s mental health!
In the year 2000 JFK was rated the eighth best president by Historians who rated IKE the ninth best President! In 2009 they would rate JFK the sixth best President to Ike’s eighth place finish. It wasn’t until 2017 that the academics began to get thing right when JFK was rated less great in 8th place versus Ike’s 5th place finish. How these guys can rate JFK so high when he mishandled the Bay of Pigs invasion which almost came to a nuclear confrontation and the green lighting of the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem which lead to our involvement in Vietnam is beyond me.
But in 1962 the idiot academics had ranked IKE at 21st best President likely because Ike was a Republican who beat their favorite son Adlai Stevenson twice for the Presidency! Having gone to college for a degree in Politics and Economics finding a conservative Republican political professor on campus is even more difficult than finding a virgin in a whore house!
When LBJ decided that he had enough of working in the Chicken shit House of Reps he decided to run for the Chicken salad Senate! Unfortunately he lost the first time he ran for it because he released the last of his votes too early, while his primary opponent waited to release his after LBJ did! That’s right democrats even stole elections from each other.
The next time LBJ ran he waited to release the last of his votes and won the primary by a whopping 87 votes earning the nickname Landslide Lyndon. Now you know why Trump is concerned about the Demmy’s “finding” votes at the last minute. Given the extensive use of mail in ballots this should be real easy for them!
I feel bad for my kid’s generation as they watched the World Trade Center’s collapse onto themselves which in turn resulted in many of them being sent for repeat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan! They would then be confronted with a housing bubble that killed the job market leaving them with no way to pay off their college loans. Many of my kid’s friends would spend the next couple of years living in their parents basements! If that isn’t bad enough they’re either home with their kids or even bringing kids into the world in the middle of a global pandemic! America has not been a happy place for them and for good reason their parents have also left them the tab to pay for all of this!
They say timing is everything. For example the Trump Hollywood Access tape which was filmed in 2005 was dumped into the 2016 election in October just one month before the Presidential election. Had this not been a deliberate Pro-Demmy hit job the media most certainly could have put this out there way sooner than they did! Hillary thought it was a slam dunk….
So along comes the official Demmy newspaper NY Times just 2 days before the first 2020 debate who then dump Trump’s taxes or lack thereof into the mix. Just how long did they have them? But let’s face it even Pelosi was so worried about Joe getting beat up in the debate that she didn’t want him to do them! Any wonder why folks in this country think the political process in this country is going down the toilet.
I worked for one of these for 2 years. His excuse was that his father divorced his mother, remarried and had another namesake Junior! So I know the type all too well. As for why Trump is one of these who knows, but he is from New York! When General Washington moved into New York during the war he complained about New Yorkers also. Trump getting COVID is poetic justice.
Why Trump didn’t respond to Biden’s attack of the Pandemic death toll in the USA with Biden’s vote for Iraq which killed way more than the pandemic has in the USA, who knows. But he should have followed Biden’s comments about job losses with Biden’s vote for NAFTA which killed millions of jobs here! Going after what John King of CNN has called Biden’s swamp creature of son was a waste of motion and killed any potential for momentum. Will not be sorry to see Trump go but will not be happy to see Biden come either.
Yup all lives matter! The question here is this another example of racism? Does seem to me that had this been a black person getting sucker punched by a white guy the Pro-Demmy propaganda machine would have called it exactly that! Hey I don’t know what was in that black persons heart so who knows, but that is a sword that cuts both ways! So is every white on black issue in fact about racism?
Moranis’ assailant may ❤️ New York but just not New Yorkers! Rick should consider himself lucky as Murders are up 50% and Shooting are up over 150% in the City. Let’s keep defunding the NYPD and see how many more people move out of the Big 🍎. They may have to change the logo to I 🤮New York!
Recently I watched Miracle on the Hudson with Tom Hanks playing pilot Sully Sullenberger. After Tom lands the plane on the river he comes charging out of the cockpit and shouts “evacuate” to the passengers. I’m pretty sure his passengers had already done that and we are not talked about getting off of the plane!
Later I saw Kevin Costner in the movie For the Love of the Game. Costner is playing a baseball pitcher at the end of his career who finds himself pitching in the 7th game of the World Series. It’s the bottom of the Ninth with two outs and Kevin is exhausted. When he throw’s a strike to the next batter the announce Vin Scully shouts that he “saw some movement” on that ball. I’ve heard of a spitter but never anything about shitter ball!
The world is dominated by Tactical Doers as opposed to Strategical Thinkers. When the complete idiot loses in November to the complete incompetent, the tactical folks who voted for the incompetent will be dancing in the streets! The tactical folks on either side of the divide have absolutely no clue that this November’s election is a lose/lose proposition for America!
Recently I read the WW2 memoirs of UK and German Field Marshal’s Brooke and Manstein respectively. As their memoirs clearly state when the world is being significantly disrupted as it was in the 1930’s and 40’s you better have a very smart long term strategic plan to successfully navigate and survive this level of disruption. Since the fall of the USSR and more importantly the rise of China, the USA has had no such plan. Neither Biden nor Trump have one either!
So the left wants to give 16 year old kids the right to vote! Both AOC and San Francisco which just demonstrates just how far left this push is here! Growing up in the Sixties we respected our adults. My kid’s generation showed less respect for adults and their kids even less so! These extreme lefties think that kids are far better educated today than their predecessors!
Unfortunately AOC’s generation has been handed straight A’s and trophies for coming in last place and have no idea how much the Chinese and Russians are going to chew them up and spit them out! But eventually they will learn the hard way from this experience. Hopefully this won’t include having to drafting 16 years olds into the military now that they also have the right to vote! Basically the reverse of how the 18 year olds got the vote!
I remember my Father saying that his Father was a member of the party back in the Fatherland. The German communist party was a potent force in the 1920’s. One of the reasons for this was the emergence of the Bolsheviks in Russia. Because Russia didn’t have a developed Capitalist society, Lenin justified taking power there by saying that the Germans who did have a developed capitalist society would help Russia.
This of course would require a powerful German Communist party which the Bolsheviks actively supported. Not surprisingly one of the co-founders was a Jewish Lady, and given Herr Hitler’s dislike for the Jews it is perfectly understandable that they would actively oppose National Socialism! As for my German Catholic Grandfather he would leave Germany shortly after the US Vice President Dawes imposed his Dawes plan which tanked the German economy!
What Putin and Xi both recognize is that an idiot or incompetent US President works either way for them! Both Jinping and Boris completely understand that Marxism does not work, so pushing the democracies to adopt increasingly far left policies will more likely lead to a peaceful resolution of their world leadership goals. The reality in America is that Bernie Sanders and some of his fellow followers are in fact closet Marxist.
The EU’s increasing dependence for Chinese money and Russian natural gas will facilitate Xi/Putin’s ability to divide and conquer some if not all of the European countries. The left’s increasing demand for higher taxes to address income re-distribution, government health care, climate change and interest payment for the Federal debt will make the USA even less competitive. The left in turn will compensate for this by cutting military spending!
I remember when I lived in a large apartment complex surrounding a big swimming pool in the Chicagoland area during the 1980’s. The winters were very cold with record snowfall. During the summer I was surprised by the number of black people who were out and about or swimming in the pool. I recall mentioning this to a neighbor who ran a local grocery store who was not surprised at all because while he could keep black employees who worked in the fruit and vegetable area they would just not stay and work in the freezer area.
Given their African heritage this made some sense and perhaps explains why there are very few black hockey players or Olympic skiers. Could also be that because these sports cost some money this might be a limitation as Basketball, Football and Baseball facilities are everywhere. On the other hand tennis and golf are everywhere to but have few black participants and perhaps again this is a money issue! Too bad!
Marlon Brando, Orson Welles, Kathleen Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Joe Biden, President Obama, Superman, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt,
Marlon Brando, Orson Welles, Kathleen Turner, Henry VIII, Sidney Greenstreet, Winston Churchill, Burl Ives, Donald Trump, Rosie O’Donnell, Raymond Burr, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Al Roker, Roseanne Barr, Babe Ruth, President Taft, Santa Claus, Jerry Nadler and Jack Nicholson!
Growing up I had a good friend who was nicknamed Fat Art. There was another big guy in the neighborhood who was called Tuna. Today you can’t use those names so here are some PC suggestions; Plus size, obese, husky, big boned, heavy set, well-rounded, full bodied, very visible, plump, beefy, and stout! And that is all I’m going to say about that!
Usually 20/20 but not always. Take RBG who wanted the next President to appoint her replacement but instead will be replaced by someone who will mostly disagree with her! Way to go here Notorious!!!! Unfortunately for her, she stayed way too long at the party. Had she retired when she turned 80 having already experienced 2 different types of cancer maybe she would have gotten her wish! That would have been in 2013 plus the Demmy’s controlled both the White House and the Senate!
Others who should have retired sooner include; Johnny Carson, LBJ, Tom Brady, Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, FDR, Tiger Woods, James Cagney, Nancy Pelosi, J. Edgar Hoover, Anthony Fauci, and Joe Biden! The left now realizes that RBG made a notoriously bad decision!
What a tragedy, had the cops knocked she’d be alive today, had her boyfriend not had a gun she’d be alive today! Lose, lose….This isn’t the first time that cops have busted into the wrong house or the first time that owning a gun has had a down side! All that said I don’t believe the cops should have been charged with her murder!
The knock less warrant for a drug bust is perhaps understandable if you’ve seen way too many movies like Scarface. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t and speaking of the movies could an Italian American actor even get away with playing a Hispanic drug lord in today’s Hollywood? The accent and the tan were a bit over the top but a great performance none the less! 👍👍
An expression of disapproval of difference, especially that between the sexes. The winner of this year’s Academy Awards for Best Human performance in a movie is…..No more actresses or even actor’s in the future only political correctness! This of course is ironic because the current complaints against the Academy have been about people of color or women not winning enough Oscars!
In the 1970’s I went to my one and only side show. The so called freaks included a bearded lady, someone called seal-o who had no arms but two hands coming out of his shoulders whose entire act was shuffling a deck of cards and another person who hammered a 6 inch nail into his nose! Takes all kinds to make the word go round!
So one extreme is that you only care about yourself while the other extreme is that you only care about others. The former tends to hoard their wealth while the later tends to give it all away. However if you can’t police the world then you don’t control it either and that forces you to make some very difficult decision which neither extreme wants to make.
150 Nations have agreed to share the vaccine among them, which means in theory that all of their economies will return to normal at the same time! Neither China nor the USA have signed on to this agreement to the dismay of their countries bleeding hearts. The cold hearted in those countries understand that the first country that is back up and running again will have an economic advantage of the other one! This may not pass the left’s smell test but the bleeding hearts in the USA need to explain why our kids and grandkids are better off living under the Chinese thumb sooner as opposed to latter!
They say that it is the biggest room in the world! Thank God that is the case as no room for improvement would mean that we were either completely arrogant or completely dead! But instead of celebrating all of our differences we are attacking each other’s! Today life is either all black or all white with absolutely no Gray!
This is a sign of our continuing decline which if not stabilized may lead to civil war or perhaps to our Country’s complete democratic collapse or both! The fact that we have a very well armed militia could make this extremely challenging for our Federal authorities. A Trump win, combined with a severe pandemic event this Fall and Winter coupled with an economic collapse would make life very interesting in the USA!
Could the wrong war really become the right war? In the case of Iraqi war #2, not when the issue was all about weapons of mass destruction as in the end there weren’t any! On top of all of this for #43 to land on an aircraft carrier and stand in front of a banner that said mission accomplished that too would be a big no!
However if the mission was to kill the Terrorist over there as opposed to having to kill them in America than perhaps so. Although that didn’t prevent all Terrorist attacks in the USA but of course nothing like 9/11. But let’s say that that the ultimate strategy was to pit Sunni Muslims against Shia Muslims. Given recent peace treaty events in the Middle East between Israel and the UAE, one might make the argument that in the end it was the right war!
My wife was big RBG fan, while I was more of a fan of Scalia. Both were at the opposite ends of the legal spectrum but maintained a respect for each other. A wonderful example for this cancel culture age! On the one hand this culture denigrates Ellen Degeneris for just sitting next to George Bush at a sporting event but said nothing when Michelle Obama gave the same guy a hug!
Just like the former First Lady, RBG took the high road, we desperately need more of this in the USA. If the Republicans move to nominate a replacement for her given their past refusal to even consider Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland then the road in America will get even lower. But it was Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who opened this door by eliminating the judicial filibuster.
I think because I was bottle fed that I grew up to be one of these. I remember driving by a State Park that had a sign saying that the La Leche League would be having a meeting there the next day. I told my wife that I was going to go to it dressed up as a milk carton and holding a got milk sign. She was not amused.
She had breast fed our three kids and when that ended her boobs ended up looking like two fried eggs hanging from a nail. Recently I learned that mothers milk sells for up to a 100 bucks an ounce. Had I known that, my wife would still have a great set of knockers. A WIN/WIN.
All that said I think that the men in the US Congress (while they are still in the majority) should pass two laws. One making it illegal for a woman to have breast reduction surgery and the other authorizing Obamacare to pick up 100% of the cost of breast enlargement surgery!
Ozark born Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Dizzy Dean used to tell reporters different stories about where and when he was born. When a reporter finally asked why he lied about it he said in his Ozark drawl “ Dem ain’t lies dem scoops”. The fact is the media doesn’t lie to us they just scoop us.
Abbott: Oh, I’ll tell you their names, but you know it seems to me they give these ball players now-a-days very peculiar names.
As the most powerful country in the EU, Germany is becoming increasingly more dependent on Natural Gas from Putin’s Russia. This is because German Chancellor Merkel is committed to shutting down carbon belching coal power plants and non-carbon belching nuclear power plants. At the same time Xi’s China has become Germany’s #1 trading power with trade between the two as almost balanced!
However both National Socialism and Anti-Semitism are reported as being on the rise and one wonders if both are directly connected to Merkel’s decision to allow almost 1 million Arab immigrants into the country! On the one hand the locals aren’t happy picking up the tab for this and on the other the Arabs have a long standing resentment for Israel!
Very obvious to see the contempt on Biden’s face as he and his all white guy Senate colleagues are interrogating Clarence Thomas who is either seen as an Uncle Tom by his fellow black folks or by Biden as not even being black! Thomas’ response was brilliant of course! Today his accuser is being presented as a heroine and perhaps had she had any real evidence like a pubic hair on a can of Coke she presumably could be!
But lately it’s more like a digital death by a million paperless cuts! It does seem that if you’re a Repub who is being accused with no evidence it is a far bigger problem than if it’s a Dem like say Biden or FDR, or JFK or LBJ or even Clinton. And that is all I’m going to say about that!
In the European Union; Greece, Italy and Spain are the fiscally irresponsible grasshoppers while in the USA it is California, Illinois and New York who lead the way. The Dems who run these States want the fiscally responsible ants from other States to bail them out of bankruptcy leveraging the pandemic as the reason for doing so!
This has become even more imperative as the Ants who live in these Grasshopper run States are growing tired of picking up the increasing tab for this and are now moving to States that are run by Ants. However the increasing number of illegal grasshoppers combined with locally bred grasshoppers which was the result of increasing global competition will eventual take over from the declining population of Ants! The very richest of these increasingly hated and despised Ants will have no choice but to either pay up or get out of the country altogether!
While Jewish Americans are less than 3% of the US population, 60% of the Ten were Jewish. One wonders if the HUAC was very anti-Semitic or perhaps a lot of Jewish people just happened to work in Hollywood or maybe many were members of the American Communist Party. Who knows. But as a long term discriminated group lots of potential appeal for Marxism and its espousal of a classless, stateless society.
We applaud the Ten’s sacrifice in standing up for our civil liberties but not for those of them who became apologist for the leftist mass murderer Josef Stalin. In a recent interview on C-Span Brian Lamb made the comment to David Maraniss whose Jewish father was black listed that he could understand why Maraniss’ father supported Stalin in 1939, but not at all by 1953. It is dangerous to hold these folks up as civil rights hero’s on the one hand without at the same time condemning those of them who supported someone who was every inch a mass murderer as Hitler was! But then of course Stalin murdered far fewer Jewish people than Hitler had.
Started by a bunch of professional career Repub’s who can’t stand what Trump has done to their Grand Old Party. The fact is the Repub’s began to lose control over their party when they took in the former Demmy Southern White folks into the GOP. They lost complete control after the former Demmy Union White folks voted for Trump! Lincoln’s Party has now come full circle!
One of the founders of this project stated that as the Dems will be running things in the future he will get involved with them in an effort to influence whether it is the Biden or AOC wing of the party that will be calling the shots in the future. When you consider future demographics the politics in this country will become increasingly divided again between folks of color versus no color and haves versus have nots!
IF YOU DROP TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC FROGS INTO A POT OF HOT WATER THEY WILL BOTH RECOGNIZE THE THREAT AND JUMP OUT. BUT IF YOU DROP BOTH INTO A POT OF COLD WATER AND THEN TURN THE HEAT ON IT IS LESS LIKELY THAT THE TACTICAL FROG JUMPS OUT AND SAVE ITSELF.
AS THERE ARE WAY MORE TACTICAL THINKING PEOPLE THAN STRATEGIC THINKING PEOPLE THAT MAKES IT MORE CHALLENGING FOR A DEMOCRACY TO FUNCTION SUCCESSFULLY OVER THE LONGER TERM. EVEN MORE DIFFICULT IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN STRATEGIC THINKERS ARE INCREASINGLY BEING DROWN OUT BY THE REACTIVE TACTICAL DRIVEN MOB!
The Demmy’s prefer raises while the Repub’s prefer bonuses. Given that pandemics happen only once every hundred years or so we should be giving our front line folks bonuses for getting us thru this once in a lifetime event.
However the democrats will push to give them raises which over their lifetime will cost taxpayers more over the longer haul even though the threat will be long over. It will even be extended to folks who didn’t see us thru this in any way! In Washington they call it pork in reality it’s buying votes!
SO HAVING GONE FROM 5 NOMINEES FOR BEST PICTURE THE ACADEMY UPPED IT TO TEN IN AN EFFORT TO INCLUDE MORE DIVERSITY! APPARENTLY THAT WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH SO THE MOVIE FOLKS HAVE NOW ADDED THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
TO MEET THE ONSCREEN REPRESENTATION STANDARD, AT LEAST ONE OF THE LEAD ACTORS OR A SIGNIFICANT SUPPORTING ACTOR MUST BE FROM AN UNDERREPRESENTED RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUP, WHETHER THAT MEANS ASIAN, HISPANIC, BLACK, INDIGENOUS, NATIVE AMERICAN, MIDDLE EASTERN, NORTH AFRICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER.
THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES: THIRTY PERCENT OF ALL ACTORS IN SECONDARY OR MORE MINOR ROLES COULD COME FROM TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: WOMEN, L.G.B.T.Q., AN UNDERREPRESENTED RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUP, OR THOSE WITH COGNITIVE OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. OR THE MAIN STORY LINE MUST FOCUS ON AN UNDERREPRESENTED GROUP.
I DISCONTINUED WATCHING THE OSCARS BECAUSE IT JUST BECAME A LECTURE ON POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND NOW WILL LIKELY STOP WATCHING MOVIES ALL TOGETHER. AND THAT IS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT!
What Tom Brokaw referred to as the Greatest Generation as a result of there ability to kill krauts and japs! Over the years I got to know several of them starting with a guy who had polio as a kid and was rejected by the Army. He would be accepted by the Army Air Corp and go on to become a lead navigator in the 8th Air Force. I would work for a former Army Captain who was in General Patton’s G-2. He would watch his Sergeant grab a bottle of hooch left behind by the Germans only to be blown to pieces as it had been booby trapped by them.
I had a drinking buddy who was a Tanker in Patton’s 4th Armor who was weeks away from coming home after fighting in Europe for a couple of years only to have his parents and kid brother blown up in a gas main explosion. Another boss over dinner got increasingly drunk telling me about how he thought he had been a dead man after fighting for four years in Africa, Italy and France. While over lunch another acquaintance began to weep over escaping from the Bataan death march having seen so many of his buddies die from starvation. They saved the world for democracy but paid a huge personal price for doing so!
BACK IN THE DAY MINE WERE USUALLY SILENT BUT NEVER DEADLY. TODAY THEY COME IN VARIETY OF RING TONES AND ARE CAUSING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION ON OUR ROADWAYS. PLUS NO ONE USES THEIR TURN SIGNALS ANYMORE DUE TO THE FACT THAT WHILE ONE HAND REMAINS FIRMLY ON THE STEERING WHEEL THE OTHER IS NOW GRIPPING A CELLPHONE. WHAT TODAY’S DISTRACTED DRIVERS REALLY NEED IS A MAJOR BUTT WHOOPING!
OMG a white slave! WTF white lives matter too! A great movie written by a Stalin apologist. But perhaps the SOB didn’t think that Russian lives mattered also back then? Frankly amazing how Hollywood has given these folks a complete pass on this kind of thinking! Perhaps they should be paying reparations to the descendants of the Russian peasants who were starved to death by Stalin!
Should there even be a statue of limitations on this kind stupidity and/or naivety? If not then Biden’s vote for the Iraq War resolution alone should have disqualified him to run for President twice already. But as we all know the voters have very short memories, so the 3rd time will be a charm for Joe. What is very interesting is that Biden is moving to the Left because he understands that it wasn’t the Russians who stole the last election but rather that the left stayed home!
Not only applies to cowboys but gangsters and politicians as well. Wyatt Earp, Al Capone and JFK respectively! Whose Legends were created by Ned Buntline, Jake Lingle and Ben Bradlee respectively. Unfortunately today’s media environment in the West is completely out of control and well past just printing legends! As some respected long term journalist have recently stated the press has become partisan and is no longer producing fact based driven journalism.
This lack of truth and objectivity can be extremely damaging to the long term health of democratic institutions. If left unchecked it could lead to once again what the world saw in Germany and Russia in the early part of the 20th Century. Only this time in America and the EU!
UNTIL WE CAN DEPLOY MACHINES TO POLICE OUR CITIES WE ARE STUCK WITH USING HUMAN BEINGS. UNFORTUNATELY HUMANS ARE NOT PERFECT AND MANY TIMES IN SITUATIONS THAT ARE PERCIEVED AS LIFE OR DEATH WE LEARN JUST HOW IMPERFECT THEY MAY BE! HUMAN COPS POLICING HUMAN CITIZENS CAN BECOME A RECIPE FOR DISASTER!
CONSIDER THE DEATHS OF FLOYD GEORGE IN MINNEAPOLIS OR CLEVELAND POLICE DET. JAMES SKERNIVITZ WHO WAS MURDERED ON 9/3/20. YUP, ALL LIVES MATTER BOTH BLACK AND BLUE AND WE DESPERATELY NEED TO HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION IN THIS COUNTRY ON WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE THE MURDER RATE IN THE USA! BUYING MORE GUNS IS CLEARLY NOT THE ANSWER!
So Fancy Nancy with her coordinated outfits and masks was “set up” by I suppose someone @Fox News who followed her to her “beauty” appointment! Whereupon she was either forced to take her mask off or wasn’t wearing one to begin with! More likely she voluntarily took her mask off herself!
Now if she was just having her hair cut, she could have easily kept the mask on so as to protect the hairdresser from potential death! But maybe she was in for some lip and chin waxing in which case she had a legitimate reason to take the mask off her face! But hey the old lady is pushing 80 for Christ sakes and we should all give her some slack. She probably didn’t even have a clue where the hell she was……
Actually less than a year! In January of 2020 the CBO projected that the USA debt level would hit 98% by 2030. They are now projecting that it will hit 100% by the end of September 2020. America hasn’t seen these kinds of debt levels since WW2. The big difference here is that we had bombed our economic competitors back to the Stone Age and still had plenty left over to create the Marshall Plan.
Unfortunately neither Trump nor Biden are talking about paying down this debt. Biden is talking about raising taxes, but at the same time planning to increase spending on climate change etc. Not likely then that the democrats address this issue, unless they are prepared to raise taxes on just about everyone! If the pandemic continues into much of 2021 look for the world’s economies to tank! Having consumed all seven fat cows we are now consuming the seven lean cows. This is what will be known in economics as the Joseph Biden effect!
The truth is that if you’re a member of a discriminated class of people, Women from day one, Jewish people for a couple of thousand years or black Americans for the last 400 years or so you’re not going to agree with this! Yup their are other folks, gay or lesbians for example who would have issues here as well.
But unfortunately we have now come full circle and are actually arresting folks for using “bad” names! Worst still imitation used to be the severest form of flattery but the other day the singer Adele wore a bra with the Jamaican flag 🇯🇲 on it and sporting a Jamaican hair style all the while attending a Jamaican carnival! But hey if Adele wants to wear bra with an American flag 🇺🇸 on it and sporting an Afro while attending the Republican convention I’d have no problem with that either!
As the song goes it’s a small world after all. But after centuries of nationalistic wars the Internationalists believe that a one world order will eliminate all of them! Therefore immigrants are not illegal in a world of open borders! In a world that is divided by countries that have and countries that have not you run the risk of overloading the haves with have nots as we have seen in Europe and the USA!
Unfortunately for the West this comes at a time when the fortunes of the haves, has been in decline over the last couple of decades. This while the fortunes of the have nots in the East has been steadily improving! Having lived with the Western knee on their Eastern neck for the last few centuries, why then would they be willing to share power?