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Friday, November 17, 2017

Tax cut: Only corporate taxes matter

House passage of the tax cut on Thursday was good news. No one is sure if the Senate will pass one, and whether the House will go along with it.

While the discussion will center on the peripherals of child care tax credits and the like, the only thing that will bring about 5% annual growth is a cut in the corporate tax rate.

Remember when they touted Franken as the "Trump Slayer"?

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, had a brilliant idea in May 2016. Why not have Hillary pick Al Franken as her running mate?

Franken would destroy Trump. Bwa ha ha ha.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mattis: 95% of Islamic State is gone

I must have missed the Drudge Report links to this story, but General Mattis last week told NATO, “95% of the territory once held by ISIS is now liberated and our partners continue to secure more each day.”

The group that Obama once smugly dismissed as the JV squad (after he personally killed Osama bin Laden) finally is contained after three years of ravaging Syria, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East.

Thank you government for increasing carbon dioxide

Using ethanol to stretch out American oil supplies began in the 1970s. The tune changed to fighting global warming sometime in the 1980s, as the farm lobby found a steady customer for maize and soy.

But now the climate change crowd is turning on ethanol.

Speeding deportations

Presidents Bush 41 and 43, Clinton, and Obama were clever. They created a backlog of immigration deportation cases by not appointing enough judges to hear the cases.

More than 600,000 illegal aliens are enjoying a de facto two-year visa as it now takes 672 days on average to deport them.

President Trump is ending the free ride.

No Democrats, you don't get your virginity back

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST DISCUSSES THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Economist calls Trump's success a coincidence

The Economist predicted gloom as well as doom if the American people dared defy their betters and elect Donald John Trump president.

I mean, what does a billionaire know about the economy? Trust only journalists.

Man protected by guards still wants your guns

Biden's audition for the 2020 presidential nomination continues with his book tour. As he makes his stops, this peddler displays his tin ear to the public, whose hardships and problems he can only guess at.

He dared knock the man who stopped the fleeing shooter at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Congress already is a cesspool

"Politics is show business for ugly people." -- Senator Fred Thompson.

While there was a bunch of chest-pumping by the likes of slimeballs like John McCain over Roy Moore again on Tuesday, women in Congress were testifying that hell yeah, there are slimeballs already in Congress.

Trump's Asian success has Washington worried

Look for a new word to return to the political lexicon next year.

Luck.

President Trump's first year has worked hard to set himself up to have a successful presidency. He won and immediately went to work.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fake News of the night

Call this post Anatomy of a Stupidity.

News elders start realizing Trump broke the news media

Jimmy Carter was president when Chris Wallace arrived in Washington. Trump is his seventh president. At 70, Wallace can look back upon a pretty good career. They gave him another reward this weekend, and he gave them some truth.

Journalists in Washington are not doing it right.

Why Biden thinks he can beat Trump

Because Biden is a jamoke.

The real high ground in the Moore case

Caitlin Flanagan at the Atlantic is horrified. The bill for defending Bill Clinton came in. The price is her silence as Judge Roy Moore stands accused of touching a 14-year-old girl back n the 1970s.

Just like all the Hollywood apologists for Roman Polanski, Flanagan and her fellow feminists have absolutely no moral standing in this case.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Revenge isn't journalism

New York Times photographer Doug Mills an unflattering picture of President Trump. I have no problem with that. But I do have a problem with the trade praising Mills for his motive.

The Washington Post made a full-fledged story out of this: "News photographer who protested White House restrictions on access gets revenge with revealing shot of Trump."

Revenge is not journalism.

Libs prepare for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is only 10 days away. You know what that means. Buying turkeys and trimmings. Cleaning up the house. Getting out the folding chairs.

Liberals are preparing by reading this year's rendition of "How to talk politics at your family holiday meal this year."

Foggy Bottom breakdown

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's draining of the State Department -- aka Foggy Bottom -- just kicked into high gear. The government will offer 641 workers up to $25,000 each just to leave.

Overall he wants to pare the payroll by 1,982 people, or 8% of the workforce, according to United Press International.

Trump triumphs, media changes subjects

President Trump returned from one of the longest and most successful overseas trips by a president since President Reagan returned from Reykjavik without giving Gorbachev a treaty in 1986.

So what dominated the Sunday morning talk shows on "national news" outlets?

Judge Roy Moore.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Roy Moore story shows how desperate Democrats are

By all measures, Democrats had a pretty good week. They won a bunch of elections in places they should win elections in -- along the coasts -- and the Menendez trial looks like another case of over-reach by a federal prosecutor.

But along came the Washington Post to remind the world how little Democrats have today, and how worried they are about having even less tomorrow.

Lie of the day

Remember when we all thought Bill Kristol was a conservative?

His bitterness over Hillary -- excuse me, "Evan McMullin" -- not winning last year erupted today when he flat-out lied about President Trump.