O Pimps Hil, Bye Bernie, and in Trade: Dig That Hole

Now that the Democratic National Circus is over, we can get our focus back on the real problems of America.

But not without a sales job on Hil from president whozit.

Wikileaks is on fire:  Here are details of what a Clinton costs these days.

Other coverage of voicemail-gate over here.

And despite his endorsement of Clinton, Bernie Sanders is back to Vermont where he will run for re-election as in Independent…which ought to tell you something about his feelings.  Figure it will take a while to brush the demo dirt off, though, and rebuild “trust” with his used-to-be followers.

It is not unfair however to note the democrats managed to “secure their convention” with miles upon miles of special fence – something they haven’t figured how to do along the Mexico border.  But that’s OK, they still believe in multiculturalism instead of the Melting Pot and support foreign  insurgencies of unvetted refugees, too.

It all supports the idea that the democrats are the people who want YOU to swallow global warming while their upper crust flies on private jets…but you know all that stuff.

Digging That Hole

Fortunately, there is a story out this morning on the International Trade picture…

Advance International Trade in Goods
The international trade
deficit was $63.3 billion in June, up $2.2 billion from $61.1 billion in May.  Exports of goods for June were $120.2 billion, $1.1 billion more than May exports. Imports of goods for June were $183.5 billion, $3.3 billion more than May imports.

Advance Wholesale Inventories
Wholesale inventories for June, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of $589.3 billion, virtually unchanged (±0.4 percent)* from May 2016, and virtually unchanged (±1.6 percent)* from June 2015.  The April 2016 to May 2016 percent change was unrevised at up 0.1 percent (±0.2 percent)*.

Advance Retail Inventories
Retail inventories for June, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of $604.2 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent (±0.2 percent) from May 2016, and were up 5.6 percent (±0.7 percent) from June 2015.  The April 2016 to May 2016 percent change was unrevised at up 0.5 percent (±0.2 percent).

Headwinds for the market:  Dow futures down 20 but Japan was down 1% and parts of Europe down half a percent, so a 50 point or greater loss here seems like a decent dart toss for the day….

Other than this, and since it is Thursday, we are stuck with mainly leftovers in this morning’s news flow.

Coming for Your Guns

We are appalled, once again, by the liberal media fawning over the democratic plans to scuttle the Second Amendment and take your guns away.  They think it’s a “winning issue” for the fall.

Disarm the innocents and give guns to criminals…that’s the agenda here.

Not only are they still up to their old tricks (trashing Founding Principles) but they are unabashedly stealing Trump’s “America First” line…ads though they had an original thought.

After eight years, the country is still mired in the leadership nothingness paradigm, and this is how you sew a sows ear into a silk purse.  Ditto the embrace of Black Lives Matter which is promoting a new and improved version of reverse discrimination.

Like I said, reruns and leftovers.

France Gets a Grip

Following our discussion in Coping this morning about all the free publicity ISIS gets, we notice that French media have come (somewhat) to their senses.  They won’t be promoting terrorist names in their reporting on the Muslims crime wave hitting their country.

BBC will name them, though.

ISIS marketing promoters can rest easy, about their US invasion under the radar, too:  They will still be named in US media and besides, they are still infiltrating unvetted into the USA thanks to President 119 self-references.

Then there is slow-witted Angela in Germany who still loves immigrants.  Quite slow on the uptake when comes to a changing tactical situation and reading reports from the front (again France) , Could this be a replay of why Germany lost WW II –failure to read and comprehend the battle reports from France again?

File under: Data Denial.

Oh, notice how the press pic over in that WSJ article shows her “Dr. Merkel” name.  Nice cred-sell there.

Look – Up in the Sky Dept.

Chinese Rockets?  Or, did the Black Knight satellite/baby civilization monitor get the message back to ET?

BTW – what would aliens charge to endorse Hil?  Just curious…October landing/endorsement deal…

(Just kidding…for now…)

Stat of the Day

From Census:

The estimated sales at family clothing stores in August 2015 was $8.8 billion. The sales at bookstores in August 2015 were estimated at $1.6 billion.

So we spend 5 1/2 times more on clothes for pose than knows for grows?  No, it’s worse than that:  Fiction/non-fiction wasn’t broken out.


O Pimps Hil, Bye Bernie, and in Trade: Dig That Hole — 33 Comments

  1. Is the Wikileaks archive of DNC and Hillary emails, etc., available anywhere for download? I’ve looked and all I can see is the “custom search” function that lets you search for a particular word or phrase. This leaves huge amounts of data hidden since the function will not accept wildcards, and it’s rare to know enough search parameters to know what’s never been mentioned. A lazy scroll through every single email is required to fully understand the extent of the malfeasance.

    • Wikileaks DOES allow for wildcards and other search operators to be used on troves of data (info here: https://search.wikileaks.org/info). Actually, Wikileaks is partly responsible for advancing the technology – giving better abilities to seek out particulars in large data sets – advancing it in the private sector, at least. State level agencies have had this pretty well mastered for years now. Decades ago, they used to have guys listening into calls where key words or phrases were caught by listening computers. Nowadays, the tech to convert human speech to text – which is then indexable & searchable – combined with the detection of stress patterns in the audio.. it’s come so far that a gov snooper listening to a “false positive” result from the computer is rare. It’s just a matter of computing power, really, and with a practiacally unlimited budget that’s not an issue for state level spy agencies in the U.S.

  2. Every time a democrat might get the Presidency, the siren goes ringing about how their lining up to take your guns. Did Bill? Did Obama? The only guns that might be taken are the assualt rifles. But go ahead and repeat the GOP war cry.

    • Here…n’othjer glass o Kool-Aid…they tried! Hil will… crime families hate competition

    • Yes, they tried, and in both cases the made incremental progress. Given enough time, they’ll get it all unless we hold them to account.

    • “Assault” rifles. What’s an assault rifle? Other than looks, how are they different from other rifles? …Guns?

      • It’s really pretty straightforward. It’s however the law defines them. For now this is it:
        “B) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a
        detachable magazine and has at least 2 of–
        “(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
        “(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath
        the action of the weapon;
        “(iii) a bayonet mount;
        “(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to
        accommodate a flash suppressor; and
        “(v) a grenade launcher;
        “(C) a semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a
        detachable magazine and has at least 2 of–
        “(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol
        outside of the pistol grip;
        “(ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel
        extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;
        “(iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or
        completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter
        to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being
        “(iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the
        pistol is unloaded; and
        “(v) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and
        “(D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of–
        “(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
        “(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath
        the action of the weapon;
        “(iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds;
        “(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.”.

      • Tee hee hee…I used to read the bills for giggles to see what those idiots are really voting for…then a few years ago I started getting the access denied dign..so I clicked on it tee heehee.yup still do lol…I would have to go to a library to read it..and it’s just not worth it..follow the money..it’s all a business model

  3. George, How much to run an ad for my book Marc Slade Investigates: The Stephenville UFO? My investigation had to be written as a novel because many of my sources would be at risk if their identities are revealed.
    My story reveals the greatest conspiracy of all time.

      • Don’t be so quick to judge. As usual, info wars basically amounts to flame wars.

        Did either of you actually check out the website? (http://www.reparations.me)

        The first definition of reparations is “The act or process of repairing or the condition of being repaired.”
        People connecting in the way this website promotes could actually improve race relations. It’s not just money that people are giving – it’s counseling and other services.. essentially providing something useful – to a portion of our citizenry that caucasians probably don’t interact with much in a meaningful, personal way.

        What you call insanity and a scam – I call a revolution in thinking. The world is due for such, given that we’re living through the new renaissance.

  4. I like this site, and George too. But why is everything always such a struggle? When someone says “Black Lives Matter” others go out of their way to hear “Other lives do not matter.” If it were “Cancer Lives Matter,” would diabetes people hear “Other Illnesses Do Not Matter?” Silly, no? Let’s stick to the true beef–the Democrats did not do enough creating jobs in the aftermath of the inherited recession and the national debt is getting far too big. Or, should the Republicans keep blocking the Democrats at every turn knowing that by hurting the American economy they improve their chances for election? Let’s stop ranting about side issues and focus. To be the winning team, you have to act like a winner. How about a generous yes, I know that in our anger we conservatives completely screwed up the Middle East, adding $6 trillion to the national debt, and you have every right to think we’re foreign policy idiots, but as distasteful as it is to keep our soldiers in harms way and seemingly keep throwing good money after bad, this time we’re actually right about keeping more troops there, even though there is no end in sight. And then give some facts. Be helpful. Act like a winner. Looking for reasons to be angry is neither helpful nor persuasive. We’re all in this together. Mike.

    • I’m with Mike.

      I am tired of the left/right paradigm chatter, too – even if some of George’s rhetoric was particularly clever in this piece.

      The language has been usurped anyway – liberal and conservative, democrat & republican – the essence of these words/terms has been diulted & muddled such that they have become practically meaningless.
      If I don’t give a crap what people do in their bedrooms, but I don’t want to be forced to give away my earned money (via taxes under force of law/statute) to handout causes that aren’t my choosing – am I “liberal” or “conservative”? If I support a “democratic” approach to some decision making, but recognize the wisdom of the “republic” on which this nation was founded.. what am I?
      Democrats & Republicans aren’t even really teams. Neither is united within their “party” and they don’t work against each other either. They both promote the same end: bigger government.. more concentrated power for them and less for everyone else as a result. They’re statists.

      I crash both parties.

      • I’m with you on this one says yes one says no..they drag up fifty year Iild issues that inspire sentiments from the public..yet neither side will vote yea or nae and the issue is dropped..one bill..the Monsanto bill..if you voted for it you would receive x dollars in contributions…if voted against it you received x dollars..in my opinion you take the job as a public servant you vote yes or no the way your heart tells you..and you shouldn’t be allowed to accept any donations or gifts from either side..no free meals..kind of like a jury…how fair would it be if the people backing a defendant had the capability to give free vacations to the jurors family..have a third party fill out their vote yes or no and why..
        both parties have been allowed all of this and more..free airfare or even private planes vacations etc..
        yet we the voters remain steadfast in voting them all back in..they don’t write the bills and downright refuse to read them..if they wrote the bills I would gaurantee they wouldn’t be several thousand pages long and definitely readable by a high school graduate..
        so to say red or blue doesn’t make any difference. .another example is family planning..they refunded it how long..not five or ten years not till an investigation showed this or that…they defunded it till the election or just before the election when you guessed they are out for yet another vacation. .

    • Well, I’m not George, but I do have a reply. The BLM movement when shown in context to police brutality is one thing – the problem is that the people ‘in charge’ of BLM turn it into a straight-blacks-only-racial issue, and if we’re talking racial issues, get your own house in order first. Yes, Black Live Matter, the problem is that the seem to matter to everyone EXCEPT black folks (i.e. black-on-black crime, Chicago, etc…).
      The Police have the hardest job in the world. They are expected to be law enforcement, psychologists, and medical first responders and they have to do it ALL in split-second reaction time. Not to mention that they have been relegated to glorified tax/fee/fine generators. Granted there are some serious issues with them. 20+ years ago, they could go an entire career w/o pull their gun. Now we’re lucky if they can go an entire shift. and the unions protect them. so there are definite issues there… now – as for the rest of the post, you seem to think that D’s and R’s are different somehow? its funny how people have selective memory when it comes to things on their agenda (i.e. gun control).

  5. Sheridan……I don’t know who you are talking about, but the US Senator from Az. is Jeff Flake. He is a sold out elite like John McCain

    • I copied from web sit comments from Sen Sessions form Alabama, you are correct he is not from Arizona AZ, but AL, sorry just addressing another issue, providing the new imports into the country SS checks when the disability fund is going broke.

  6. Clothes vs Books. Fact vs Fiction.
    I don’t own any clothes from over 10 years ago, but own > 1000 books over 10 years old. Probably >100 books over 50 years old with about 20-25 that are far, far older still. Few (some, but very few) “fact based” books are still useful 50 years later, but fiction tends to tell the truth about the attitudes and thought processes of the times. For example, try to find a popular story from 50-60 or more years ago that did more than mention the existence of the female of the species. Go all the way back to the Greeks and you find the same basic pattern. Look at the current wildly popular fictional Honor Harrington series by David Weber where skin color or how a persons plumbing is hooked up is considered unimportant especially compared to competence, courage and honor. Contrast that with the increasing stories today where I am looked down on due to the fact that I am forced to work for my tan, while others inherit theirs. Grin.

    I am a few weeks older than you, but I clearly remember the “factual” warnings from “doctors” that supplementing with more than 200iu/day of vitamin d3 was a dangerously high level, despite the then known fact that the skin of a person lying on a tropical beach would produce upwards of 20,000 iu in half an hour or so.

    I spend far more on clothes than books simply because the clothes wear out much faster.

    • What I’ve noticed recently is that more and more people don’t understand why people have ‘books’; the mindset seems to be – ‘there are computers, why have books?’

      Used to be that you had to have a good memory in order to take advantage of knowledge – a book doesn’t ‘hold you by the hand’ like a computer often does. You need to know something in order to learn more from a book.

      It would be fair to say that ‘I love my books’ – some are almost friends, because I remember reading a particular book or discussing that book in the company of certain people or when something happened.

      People who only know the world through computers – though powerful in scope – often lack depth; books give one time to think!

  7. Hmmmm….
    When you referred to her as SOWWDS (She of whom we do not speak), was it because your real goal was
    SOWS ASS but nothing really worked out or was that just a bit too severe and you would assume most of us would figure it out anyway?

  8. So they are going to come and take our guns. LMAO! Who are they going to get to do this very dangerous job? Cops,,,,not from what I hear. U.S. military….doubt it. That leaves federal officers (not enough) and U.N. troops. Hope they say their fancy good byes to their wives’ that morning ’cause a whole bunch of them ain’t going home that evening.

    • Last I heard 16 Government agencies have been armed to the teeth (brown shirts) that’s who will try and get them after asking you to voluntarily give them up……

      • Yes, and they will go door to door, in the middle of the night to start. They will use fancy metal detectors and scan the whole house, so you cannot get away with hiding them.

  9. This is just one aspect of a much larger problem. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AZ) is one of the few voices that have been trying to get the word out about this, but so far he is essentially a voice crying in the wilderness. Sessions has expressed his concerns “about the expanding number of individuals now qualified for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)” – including refugees. He also questioned “the basis for many of these individuals’ disability classification, where the inability to speak English is a determinative factor.” And he revealed that it is Obama administration policy for SSDI payments to allow individuals to qualify for benefits more quickly if “they are incapable of communicating in English.” I thought you might be interested in this jewel!

  10. Hmmm. The DNC built their own wall at the Convention. No one has commented on whether it was a gun-free zone,(especially private security). And did the delegates & candidates all arrive via bicycles or environmentally friendly vehicles(or by private jets)? Jest wunderin’.