Putin, Castro, et al are all multi-billionaires. North Korea’s "Dear Leader," Kim Jong-Un, and his family are billionaires too, while his people starve in obsequious servitude. Communism always works well for the ones in charge of it.
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Buried in all micro-drama distractions of the Trump administration are many of the good things it has done. One of the many under-reported accomplishments occurred in June, when Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions said the DOJ would reverse one of the sleazy practices of the Obama administration: allowing prosecutors to cut deals with corporate targets to direct payment of settlements to their pet political causes.
Season One of Survivor: Trump White House has been nonstop fun. In this week’s episode: Spicer out. Reince Priebus out. Anthony Scaramucci in, then out.
“A jackass can kick a barn down, but it cannot build anything.”
Hey Texas, here’s a Prince of an idea: No matter the new bathroom laws, let’s potty like it’s 1999.
It was a nice summer day in Illinois. Kids were enjoying their summer break, diving for murder weapons in the Chicago River, when news broke that the state of Illinois had been downgraded to junk bond status.
It was a steamy Fourth of July week in Washington, so humid that CNN was sticking to its story.
“Freedom…is not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the "right" to education, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery.” - P.J.O’Rourke
The bitter tone the left has taken toward the GOP, both in media and entertainment, made the shooting of Republicans practicing baseball quite predictable. Instead of debating policy differences, those on the left resort to calling their opponents "evil," and then seek to vilify, humiliate and destroy them. This is done nightly by hosts of the late-night shows.
We have doubled the nation’s debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the last eight years, growing the police state. ISIS is on the march. North Korea and Iran have nukes. We have a mucked-up health care system, a sluggish economy, and the highest corporate tax and imprisonment rates of any country in the world. But now we are spending our money, time and attention on a “He said, he said” retrospective of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing.
A Pew Research Center study confirmed what most of us already knew. More Millennials (those born after 1982), around 35%, are living with their parents rather than alone or with a partner. You’ve heard of “empty nest syndrome.” We now suffer from full basement syndrome.
If you wonder why the entirety of Washington and the entrenched ruling class of major cities hate Trump, it is simple. He may mess up their honey hole, the mindless money faucet that is Washington D.C. -- and thus, the power so many derive from it. Too much power over our lives has been sent to D.C. Trump was sent there to bring some of it back to the people, and the “deep state” is fighting him.
So a special counsel has been hired, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to look into something about Trump -- I think. Mueller is well respected by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and has their unwavering support -- right up until he renders a conclusion different from their own theory. Then he will suck and be the worst person in Washington, and there will be calls for him to be investigated.
Not a bad week for “fake news.” There were only two major fake news stories that made the rounds last week, and one that started this week.
As Obamacare predictably collapses and the Senate decides how to vote on the House repeal, here is a column I wrote in March, 2010:
College presidents, the lambs of administrators, stand silent on the matter of free speech – unless, of course, it is far left speech, with which they agree. That’s cool.
“Women are made to be loved, not understood.”
Another saber rattling exhibition by North Korea happened over the weekend. Scared by Trump's bombing of Syria and Afghanistan, evil dictator Kim Jong-un tried to fire an intercontinental ballistic missile, but it barely made it off the launching pad. He immediately executed ten military officers. He then ordered his state-employed missile scientists to examine the level of Mentos and Coca-Cola used and to adjust them for the next launch.
We all kept looking for the evidence that, as the Democrats and their media kept saying, Donald Trump was in bed with the Russians. As of last week there was no evidence, and then he bombed Russia’s ally, Syria. So the final answer is: Nyet!
On Sunday, Donald J. Trump used golf to woo a member of the more conservative Freedom Caucus into seeing things his way and to try to forge an understanding on moving forward on important matters like ObamaCare reform. Invitee Senator Rand Paul Tweeted: “I had a great time today with @realDonaldTrump and believe we are getting closer to an agreement on health care!”