Most Americans are worried about our domestic crises. Obama left office after doubling the debt to $20 trillion. Near-zero interest rates over eight years have impoverished an entire generation of seniors — and yet remain key to servicing the costs of such reckless borrowing. Over the last eight years, GDP never grew at 3 percent annually, the first time we’ve seen such low growth since the Hoover administration. Obamacare spiked health-care premiums and deductibles while restricting access and reducing patient choices.
Comments: After the intro, Victor provides us with a nice overview of the overseas serial disasters left behind by President Hoax.
The article may list the facts, but the Democrats don´t live in that World. They are too busy hating and dividing anything and everything. Imagine, for almost 8 years the Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at near zero, and now that a new Administreation is in place, all of a sudden its criticsal to raise the rates multiple timesw within the first year. If that isn´t politics, just what is it.
#2 is so right. Denial is the modus operandi of Dems now, whether denial about who Obama was, or denial about what illegal immigration does to the country, or denial about Hillary Clinton´s obvious-to-everyone-else loss.
They (like their feckless ex-president) simply can´t face reality. And as sometimes stunning, sometimes amusing as it is in the so called "media" it is very very dangerous.
FRESNO, Calif. -- Thirsty California lawns faded to brown from a lack of water in four extraordinarily dry years have revived to bright green in neighborhoods across the state. Dry riverbeds of sand and tumbleweeds that snake their way through farmers´ fields now charge with water swelling up their banks. Scenes like these and many others prompted California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday to declare an end to the state´s drought emergency that had drained reservoirs and wells, devastated forests and farmland and forced millions of people to slash their water use. Staff corrections*
I just read that the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation. This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower to produce the same volume and standard of incompetence that we’ve come to expect so far. Granted, in its first few months the administration has produced an impressive amount of ineptitude with very few people. On his worst days Sean Spicer can produce more errors than 10 normal men on their best days.
Hard times have arrived at the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s not just the budget and staff cuts which have the long time staffers down in the dumps. It seems that they feel the new boss, Scott Pruitt, as well as his boss, aren’t exactly onboard with the old agenda which they’ve grown used to over eight years under Barack Obama. According to this report from the LA Times, this has some of them feeling so glum and hopeless that they are thinking of leaving their plush, virtually fire-proof jobs and heading out in search of greener pastures. The pressure is
The media’s biased coverage of Obamagate continues to shift. First, reporters feigned outrage that Trump would dare to say that the saintly Barack Obama had spied on him. Never mind that Trump’s assertion sparked off their own reporting — reports clearly based on criminal leaks from Obama aides spying on Trump. But now reporters are pursuing a new line of attack against Trump, which can be translated as: Yes, Obama spied on you — and good for him. Take a look at this headline from a column at Slate magazine hastily run after the revelation that top Obama aide Susan
The NFL’s failed effort to shake down Oakland and its success in Las Vegas illustrate the worst kind of crony capitalism. The people of Oakland went into mourning this week while those in Las Vegas celebrated the news that the National Football League’s Raiders were abandoning the East Bay and heading to Sin City. But while any sports fan understands the sadness felt in Oakland and the happiness in Las Vegas, the reaction from taxpayers in the two places should be quite different.
These are confusing times to be a Republican. For the past several decades, members of the GOP have mapped the ideological range found within their party onto a fairly straightforward spectrum—one that runs from “moderate” to “conservative.” The formulation was simplistic, of course, but it provided a useful shorthand in assessing politicians, and in explaining one’s own political orientation. A small-government culture warrior in Arizona would be situated on the far-right end of the spectrum; a pro-choice Chamber of Commerce type in Massachusetts might place himself on the other end. And across the country, there were millions of people—from officeholders to ordinary
Drug Enforcement Administration administrator Chuck Rosenberg talked to CBS News Friday about his agency’s efforts to do something about America’s opioid crisis. More than 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2015 alone. From CBS News: “I don’t think we’re ever going to arrest or enforce or prosecute our way out of most social ills,” Drug Enforcement Administration administrator Chuck Rosenberg said in an interview you’ll see only on “CBS This Morning.”… “I gotta tell you, it scares the hell out of me,” Rosenberg said, adding, “these things can be lethal, believe it or not, to the touch.”
If you want to pinpoint the precise moment when Donald Trump started selling out conservatives, there is a good case to be made for November 20, 2016, at 8:05 a.m. That is the moment when Trump began his embarrassing if short-lived public campaign of sucking up to Chuck Schumer, and, by extension, to the Democratic/media consortium he represents. When Democrats made it official that Schumer would take over for Harry Reid — a miserable specimen who might well have vied for the title “most dishonest person in American politics” in a world that contains both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Though the Senate is under Republican control, Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, still needs to find some support from Democrats to be confirmed. Under current Senate rules, members can force a 60-vote threshold to end debate on Supreme Court nominees. With only 52 Republicans in the chamber, eight Democrats would need to break ranks in order for the body to advance Gorsuch, who would replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Roll Call is keeping track of every senator’s position on the Supreme Court nominee, with special focus on the 13 Democrats who could vote in favor of
The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively
Sen. Tom Cotton announced today that he will not vote for the American Health Care Act in its present form. He released the following statement: "Despite the proposed amendments, I still cannot support the House health-care bill, nor would it pass the Senate. The amendments improve the Medicaid reforms in the original bill, but do little to address the core problem of Obamacare: rising premiums and deductibles, which are making insurance unaffordable for too many Arkansans. The House should continue its work on this bill. It’s more important to finally get health-care reform right than to get it fast."
Almost a year to the day she announced her last bid for federal office, Nevada Republican Sharron Angle on Tuesday announced a primary challenge to GOP Rep. Mark Amodei in the 2nd District. The 2010 Senate nominee ran for Senate again last year, losing to former Rep. Joe Heck in the GOP primary, 65 to 23 percent. The tea party favorite previously ran for the 2nd District when it was held by now Sen. Dean Heller. “The reality is the President can lead, but he cannot do it alone," Angle said in making her announcement.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined other Bay Area Democrats Thursday to “honor the deep moral responsibility to save lives wherever and whenever we can.” She spoke at an event marking the start of a long-planned and long-delayed project: Construction on a $204-million suicide-prevention net, to be installed 20 feet below the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, the famous landmark that connects San Francisco to Marin County. “In this Holy season of Easter and Passover, we recognize again and again, that every single life is so valuable,” Pelosi said on Thursday. “In every one of them a spark of divinity, in
Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party-targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted. Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their
Two of former President Obama´s top speechwriters have come down hard on President Trump´s speeches and speaking style and are urging him to stop "riffing" and try writing down his thoughts. "I don´t think it´s a great idea to just get up there and riff when you have no idea what you´re talking about," chief Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan told a Harvard University forum Wednesday night. (Video) "He´s certainly not the first person to try to wear the mantle of populism and riff from whatever comes to his mind," said Keenan. "But I also don´t think it´s a harbinger of a
Finally, a major, globally important summit that doesn’t involve our aggressively fearless leader or his restless-finger-syndrome–plagued Twitter feed. Instead, four members of what can only be described as American royalty had some fun in the sun, island-hopping around French Polynesia. There, isn’t that nice? A little dose of virtual vitamin D rather than doomsday proclamations and your Twitter feed full of stale United Airlines jokes? According to the Asbury Park Press via Tahiti Nua TV, former president Barack Obama (just saying his name feels better), Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Hanks are in the South Pacific enjoying
Engineers on California’s high-speed rail project have worried for nine years about the sort of train wreck that occurred in New York last October. (Snip) One safety concern playing out at the moment stems from the fact that the bullet trains will run in some places at 220 mph, alongside lines carrying everything from toxic chemicals to military tanks. Everyone agrees barriers are needed to keep debris from derailed freight trains from smashing into the fast-moving passenger cars. But for years freight train operators and the California High-Speed Rail Authority could not agree on their exact design.
After U.S. forces dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan, Hollywood director Josh Fox railed against the decision to deploy the military´s largest non-nuclear device, which reportedly killed several dozen ISIS militants. "Atrocity. Murder. Abomination. When will we learn that only love stops hate, and bombings only create more ISIS," Fox wrote in a tweet. "Love your enemy. Don´t create more of them. Teachers, diplomacy, culture and aid helps peace. Bombs don´t," he added. (Snip) On "Outnumbered" today, Meghan McCain remarked that she lived in Los Angeles for two years, and this is how the liberal,
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says she takes every opportunity to say hello to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., but he has refused to speak with her since her notorious February battle with Republicans over the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. The progressive senator spoke about her experience with McConnell in an interview with the Boston Globe, while promoting her upcoming book "This Fight Is Our Fight." The book reportedly ends right before Republicans voted to silence her during the debate over Sessions nomination. A move that was backed by McConnell. The action gained nationwide attention, resulting
Microsoft has started blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for computers running certain new chipsets. The company announced plans last January to block next-generation Intel, AMD and Qualcomm processors from system updates on older versions of Windows, but didn´t reveal when support would be cut. The process appears to have just kicked off. Social media users are reporting that Microsoft is now blocking access to Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on devices running Intel´s Kaby Lake processor. Instead of the normal download screen, users attempting to update their systems are facing an error message reading,
The President promised to “bomb the sh*t” out of ISIS. On Thursday he did just that. (Photo) The U.S. deployed a 21,000 pound GBU-43B conventional bomb in the Nangarhar Province on Thursday. 36 ISIS fighters were killed in the strike. (Tweet) Democrats are confused with the strategy. They’re not used to a president that kills the enemy. Senator Elizabeth Warren cannot understand this foreign policy. “What is the strategy?” (Video/Tweet) After eight years of Obama it’s understandable that Democrats would be confused of a strategy that kills the enemy.
My wife, who has different politics from me, subscribes to The New Yorker magazine. I often read it, or at least give it a glance; as the Chinese military strategist Sun-Tzu said, “Know yourself, know your enemies.” To be fair, on occasion I find a long-form article that I can settle into like a warm bath, as Tom Wolfe described the Sunday New York Times, and know blessed sleep will be upon me soon. The New Yorker is really a piece of work: an oddball mixture of archaic English grammar and style, and the newest and most fashionable politically correct
The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against “fake news.” Speaking at an event called “Future of Democracy,” Ravel argued the proliferation of “fake news” and political advertising on platforms like Facebook influenced elections. She warned that the lack of disclosure by the creators of these campaigns was becoming a huge problem. “We know that there’s a lot of campaigning that’s moved to the internet, whether it’s through fake news or just outright advertising and
Mayor de Blasio deprecated the Charging Bull sculpture in Lower Manhattan on Friday as a “celebration of unfettered capitalism” — while defending the Fearless Girl statue in front of the bull for “standing up to injustice.” The mayor made the comment on his weekly WNYC radio show, where he also vowed that the city would fight a lawsuit by the creator of Charging Bull to get rid of Fearless Girl. (Snip) “’Fearless Girl’ to so many people means standing up to injustice, the empowerment of women…,” he added. “We think what has been done is absolutely legally appropriate on the city’s