Regulation: As President Obama continues his bizarre last-minute regulatory siege without letup, Donald Trump has made it clear he´ll undo most of the unneeded rules once he´s in office. And Congress hopes to make it very easy for him to do. As he heads for the exits, Obama is engaged in a frenzy of regulation, intended to hamstring American businesses and reward green groups and unions. But while the pace has picked up recently, it´s really nothing new. As Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has noted, Obama´s "lame duck administration poured on thousands more new regulations in 2016 at a a
Going for broke hoping to throw as much crap on the walls and seeing how much of it will stick or be very difficult to restore back to original condition.
The only reason this has been so successful is that almost no one will call it what it is and oppose it for fear of being ruined in the media on various trumped up charges racism or not giving him a chance.
We will see if TRUMP is the ´savior´ that so many think he will be. If he just delivers on keeping his campaign promises, it wold be a great start, but millions of us fear he is going to be taken off task and derailed by the RINOs and the special interest groups.
W wanted to position himself as the new Reagan, but then he was forced to take a different course after only a few months in office. Then after re-election he tried to take on the looming demise of Social Security, but was rebuffed as something that nobody but the demonrats could touch.
After 8 years or no action by the RINOs, he is going to have to battle THEM first, because they really are not on his side, or OURS.
The Republicans have rightly earned the name of the No Follow Up Party. Trump is his own man and doesn´t owe a penny to any vested interest or the Donor Class. Plus as a businessman he knows that there is no second chance or a do over in business. You deliver or the customer fires you. There is hope that this time it will be different.
For a while in the 1990s, gurus on how to make a company great pushed aside traditional management chestnuts on command and control, mass advertising, and shareholder value. Instead new recipes on customer service marketing were all the rage. “The customer is king” was the motto. Company execs, especially CEOs looking to score in the newly fashionable customer sensitivity ratings, signed up for every manner, and style of customer surveys, slogans, service metrics, and training courses. Even some emboldened company bosses launched no-excuses warranties where customer claims for defective products, late deliveries, pricing mistakes, and even customer errors in applications were instantly
Hollywood industry rag Variety has placed Chelsea Clinton on the cover of its ´The Power of Women´ issue, one of a series of covers featuring mostly actresses and women who are ´somebody´s wives.´ She´s wearing a wool motorcycle jacket, sporting a big rictus grin, and has a heavily airbrushed, plastic-surgeried face and possibly waistline. Kristinn Taylor, at Jim Hoft´s GatewayPundit has the pictures here. “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?" gushed one of the Variety editors in a publicity tweet. Taylor points out that it´s likely the Hollywood left is positioning the presidential daughter for
The Trump administration sanctioned Iran’s prison system “for torturous interrogations, forced interrogations, and widespread mistreatment of inmates,” on April 15. It may seem a tiny step in the way of stopping Iranian regime’s human rights abuses against its own citizens but it certainly is significant as a change. It also deals a major blow to the perpetrators. The mullah regime’s survival strategy - from its first day - revolves around total suppression at home coupled with spreading Islamic fundamentalism abroad which simply translates into exporting terrorism to neighboring countries and beyond. In deciding to deal with the Iranian regime’s human rights
Turkey, RIP: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have won a narrow victory in a referendum giving him sweeping, near-dictatorial powers and essentially ending his nation´s 98-year democratic experiment, unique in the Mideast. Starting with Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk immediately following World War I, as the final remnants of the Ottoman Empire were dismantled, Turkey had hewed closely to a mostly democratic, religiously secular, pro-Western government model. It was a model that worked. Turkey forged close ties with governments in Western Europe, in particular Germany, and sent hundreds of thousands of its workers there. Meanwhile, with the Soviet Union after World
In an article headlined ´That GOP ´Middle Class´ Tax Cut Might Be a Big Fat Trojan Horse For The Rich," a Huffington Post writer set out to attack Republican tax-cutting plans. There´s nothing new about decrying tax cuts as giveaways to the rich. Democrats spent years trashing President Bush´s tax cuts on those grounds, and the first chance President Obama had, he raised the top tax rates. But in making his case, Huffington Post senior White House correspondent S. V. Date inadvertently reveals a dirty secret about our current tax code. Namely, despite endless claims that the rich don´t pay their "fair share"
Tax Reform: If President Trump wants to drain the swamp, the best place to start is with the tax code, which is so complicated that Americans spend billions of hours and hundreds of billions of dollars just trying to figure out how much they owe. The IRS instructions for filing out the 1040 form include a box near the back that estimates how much time it takes to fill that one form out. This year, it´s 15 hours. That´s a 67% increase from 1988. This year, the instruction booklet runs 241 pages. In 1988 it was fewer than 80. The tax code
President Trump´s top counterterrorism advisor, Sebastian Gorka, has been the victim of quite a few dirty tricks from the Alinskyite left. Last month there was a false report from an actual Nazi who had never met Gorka claiming that Gorka had sworn allegiance to them, along with a scurrilous claim that a pin Gorka was wearing was Nazi stuff. That fell flat fast. Turns out the pin was an emblem of his father who was a noted Hungarian Freedom Fighter (this is where the original term ´freedom fighter´ comes from) who resisted Soviet tanks in 1956. Gorka issued a denial
On April 2, page one of the New York Times online and print editions featured an article entitled "O´Reilly Thrives as Settlements Add Up." The Times assigned at least five reporters and conducted over 60 interviews with former Fox News employees to reopen and investigate harassment complaints filed by women against O´Reilly across the last two decades. Ostensibly, their findings were published at this time because a psychologist, who had appeared as a guest on his program recently, came forward to report he had become "hostile" to her four years ago after she declined to go to his hotel room. Every
I beg to differ with one Steve Goldstein, a professional gay activist (the "Harvey Milk of New Jersey") who has had the unmitigated gall to call himself the “Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.” The ideological media are peddling Mr. Goldstein’s PR releases, which are mostly demagogic lies. I don’t get hot under the collar over most of the left’s cheatin’ ways, but this one is beyond outrage. Anne Frank was a saintly young girl in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, who wrote a justly famous diary.
Elizabeth Warren, the fake pink-and-gold Indian (cripes, just look at her photo!) darling of progressives, has struck it rich again, this time not from house-flipping, affirmative action-whoring, a no-show job at Harvard, or portfolio-sharking, but this time with a Beltway-insider staple, a big-bucks book deal about why she didn´t run for president. With her, it´s all about making money doing little or nothing. That´s how she rolls. As for her new book, once again about doing nothing, Andrew Malcolm sums it up best:
Less than a week after 49 Egyptian Christians were massacred in two bombings in Alexandria and Tanta during Palm Sunday mass, Venezuela´s socialist thugs stormed a Wednesday Holy Week mass, assaulting the presiding archbishop of Caracas, the church´s worshippers and trashing and looting the church. The attack wasn´t on the same level as the terrorist bombing, but it signaled an emboldened and increasingly violent state, which may well have been drawing inspiration from the horror in Egypt.
America´s long war on fossil fuels is destroying the famed American prairie. According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the middle of our country, from Texas to North Dakota, already is gone. Only isolated pockets of prairie tall grass, some 35 million acres set aside for soil and wildlife conservation, remain. And that — largely in the Great Plains — is at risk of being destroyed. Among the factors most responsible for this tragic loss of our prairie heritage is the federal renewable fuel standard, a congressional mandate
They´ve spent the last month quietly recuperating in French Polynesia since leaving the White House earlier this year. But Barack and Michelle Obama interrupted the quiet island life they´ve become accustomed to this weekend with a star-studded jaunt out to sea. The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen Tom Hanks and their wives on music mogul David Geffen´s superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo´orea in a spruced up speedboat. Once on board, the Obama´s played tourists, posing romantically on the upper deck while they had their
Donald J. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in November came as a shock to the world. Polls, news reports and everything the Clinton campaign was hearing in the final days pointed to her becoming the first female president in American history. In their compelling new book, “Shattered,” the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write that Clinton’s loss suddenly made sense of all the reporting they had been doing for a year and a half — reporting that had turned up all sorts of “foreboding signs” that often seemed at odds, in real time, with indications that Clinton was the favorite
No President in American history has ever golfed more per week than Donald Trump. In his first 12 weeks in office Trump took a staggering 18 golf course trips. That´s unheard of. In his first 12 weeks in office, President Obama didn´t visit a single golf course. By the end of this year, it´s likely that Trump will have golfed more than President Obama has in his entire presidency. And that´s strange. It´s really strange. Because Donald Trump and other conservative pundits seemed to be deeply bothered by the times President Obama went out and golfed. It appeared to genuinely offend
A review of the surveillance material flagged by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes shows no inappropriate action by Susan Rice or any other Obama administration official, Republican and Democratic Congressional aides who have been briefed on the matter told NBC News. (Snip) "I saw no evidence of any wrongdoing," said one U.S. official who reviewed the documents, who would not agree to be identified further. "It was all completely normal." His assessment was shared by a senior Republican aide who had been briefed on the matter but declined to speak on the record. The finding by lawmakers of both parties
Hillary Clinton phoned Barack Obama on election night after conceding defeat and told him: ‘I’m sorry’. The Democratic Presidential candidate stepped into an anteroom for the conversation to apologize for losing to Donald Trump in a conversation which has never previously been reported. As she took the call Clinton knew she had ‘let her country down’ and that Obama’s legacy lay ‘shattered at Donald Trump’s feet’, a new book reveals. Minutes earlier Clinton had called Trump and suppressed ‘the anger that touched every nerve in her body’ as she conceded. She said: ‘Congratulations, Donald. ‘I’ll be supportive of the country’s success and that means
Variety magazine’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller, in a tweet promoting a new specialty issue, asked the public to answer this question about Chelsea Clinton, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover? Read her great interview with @RaminSetoodeh in tomorrow’s issue!” (Photos/Tweet) Clinton is one of six women featured individually on separate covers of the Variety specialty issue along with Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone. (Photos/Tweet) The liberal media, working in collusion with her parents former President Bill Clinton and failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and their political operatives, is
Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore says he’s “on fire” creatively in his “Easter Dinner Reflections” Facebook post. Why? It’s all about “removing a sitting president,” he says in his @mmflint Twitter promo for the Facebook commentary. Moore’s just not sure what the best media vehicle is for him to “take him down." He explains in his “Reflections”: “I think I need to make a movie. Or bring back my weekly series to TV. Or stand on a stage and howl. Or something. Or anything. Or all of it.” Moore ponders his options: "Can a simple movie actually bring down a sitting
CNN´s Fareed Zakaria discusses his experience with "Trump derangement syndrome," where people´s hatred and anger towards the president is so intense that it impairs their judgment. He talks about Obama speechwriters attacking Trump for doing exactly what President Obama would have done in Syria. "And then came the strike against Syria. On that issue, Trump appears to have listened carefully to his senior national security professionals, reversed his ealier positions, chosen a calibrated response, and acted swiftly. I supported the strike, and pointed out both in print and on air that Trump was finally being presidential because the action ´seemed
Dan Rather said on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning that people are being too quick to praise Donald Trump as presidential for dropping bombs. The most notable example of this in the past two weeks was CNN’s own Fareed Zakaria saying that Trump “became president” in response to the Syria strike. Rather did not mention Zakaria specifically, but he did say, “Dropping bombs, having missile strikes, doesn’t make one presidential.” He said it’s way too early for that kind of rhetoric, because the question really is whether you can “keep the peace” afterwards. Stelter asked Rather if journalists have a tendency
By all accounts, Jared Kushner, the husband of President Trump´s favorite daughter, has become an extraordinarily powerful man in the White House. To formally appoint Kushner a senior adviser, with a top security clearance, the president sought and received a Justice Department opinion declaring the White House exempt from federal anti-nepotism laws. That meant Kushner could have an official White House title to go along with his trusted-member-of-the-family influence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump enlisted the services of Risa Heller, a New York City public relations figure known for her work with Democrats — including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) — when they came to Washington to take up their official posts in the Trump White House, according to a report in Buzzfeed. The revelation came amid reports that a New York City set with a history of friendly ties to the Democratic party is gaining traction in President Donald Trump’s White House, much to the
Corruption on Capitol Hill is “worse than you think,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., insists. “When you first get here, you think that you are in some sort of fairy-tale novel,” Buck said. “They wine and dine you and they show you just exactly what it’s like if you play the game. It’s a wonderful life.” Things quickly change, however, if “you don’t play the game.” “If you don’t play the game … it becomes a much less conformable existence here,” Buck said. (Snip) Buck said his book addresses corruption present in government today that he was not prepared for after being elected to