Trump Week One in Double-Standard Land

I don’t know if you remember the first week of the Obama administration. But it was goo-goo and gah-gah and “Oh this is so cool.”

Yet to see the crime-spree demonstrators and the vulgarity of the made-up “women’s marches” what comes into focus is that America has become racist, sexist, and bigoted, indeed.  International Women’s Day is in March.  Not January. 

It’s almost like a kind of “reverse racism” against Trump.   More correctly, bigotry. We’ve never seen anything quite like it.

At every turn, Trump seems under attack. Like this morning’s NY Times headline: “After Success of Women’s March, a Question Remains: What’s Next?”  Depends what they mean my “success” huh?

The article fails to mention that Trump doesn’t make laws. Congress does.

So the whole Soros-backed event played a bunch of folks who forgot how democracy works.

Elsewhere, the Times runs with “Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim.”

Yet conspicuously missing is any self-righteous reporting on the shutdown of the Clinton Foundation Global Initiative, which arguably has been cast by conservative media as a money-laundering operation by a woman who was running for president.

Where were the ethics police then?

Bigotry has at its core double standards and I sense one bigger than life between these “dueling headlines.”

It’s an easy prediction to make, but the mainstream will continue to fall out of favor as people are looking for media to “play things down the middle” for a change and stop advocating for one (*usually leftist) point of view.

Again, for those marchers who don’t understand who controls the laws and the purse-strings, I would refer you to “Trump, GOP set to battle on spending cuts…” In this one, Trump is actually in favor of cutting while the free-spending free-lunches (the Fools on the Hill) are off trying to figure out how to buy enough votes for 2018’s elections.

WH Work, Week 1

Yet life goes on for the new Administration.

VP Mike Pence tweeted “Law enforcement worked tirelessly to secure the inauguration. Today the President & I thanked them during a reception…”

And president Donald Trump says he has a “Busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs & national security. Top executives coming in at 9 A.M. to talk manufacturing in America. –DJT

What’s not getting as much play in the partisan press is the anti-Trumpster who was kicked off an airplane this weekend. The passengers aboard cheering as she was kicked off.

Getting Our Jobs Back

A little more evenly, the Washington Post reports this morning that the president has signed an executive order aimed at re-opneing NAFTA talks with Mexico and Canada.

I was thinking about one of the data points reported for our www.peoplenomics.com readers this weekend, namely that rail traffic in Mexico is down more than 13% year-on-year and an interesting idea came to mind.

Perhaps, in an effort to clean out the drug cartels and help Mexico with its crooked internal political situation, the Trump Administration should go out on a limb and offer both Canada and Mexico an opportunity to join the United States.

Conditions? Sure. Each would have to agree that English would be our common language. And yes, there would need to be some conservative political education tossed into Mexico’s internals. And no, hockey and drug smuggling would not become our new national sports.

But as I run the numbers especially from the Mexican side, I can see a LOT of benefit to allowing Mexico to enter when the teaching/use of English as a common language could be done, perhaps in as little as five years.

What that would do is give middle classes in Mexico a migration path to the kind of economic benefits enjoyed by Americans.

It is an alternative to The Wall, and given a choice between how well America works, and how sub-par Mexico works (drug murders on a daily basis) it seems to me only a dman fool would be unwilling to join forces with winners.

But, absent that kind of “Magic of Thinking Big” and really solving the problems from the ground up (including setting up countries and real estate laws equivalent to U.S. States) then The Wall it would have to be.

Yet given a chance to vote on the addition of a new State (or two) Mexico State, I would certainly support it.

No, I am still against Sanctuary Cities, but if someone wants to get the Big Solution in motion, then I’m all over that like white on rice.

Yeah, I know. To BIG an idea for small minds.

You don’t think British Columbia and Washington State could be equals? I see it as a no brainer. Ditto Saudi Alberta which shares energy and resource ideas with the Dakotas. And what American farmer hasn’t looked at the Canadian Prairies?

NAFTA was not a move to join. NAFTA was a crooked trade deal.

But can America add some states? You betcha. And we’d be bigger and stronger than ever because of it.

It would have to be conditional but it might actually work. Comments welcome.

Another Obama Failing

Hopefully, sooner than later, SecState T. Rex will clean out the nasty nest of neocons that has jerked around American foreign policy non-stop since Slick Willy’s days.

Not to recount Obama failures, but with Obama gone, Russia has gotten Syria rebels and the Syrian government to sit down and start talking.

High Cost of Peace

Meantime, the U.S. Army will be spending more than half a billion dollars on the Sig Sauer M17 handgun.

This does get us to one part of the State Department neocon problem: By starting wars and killing heads of State we have no declared war against (See Libya, please), we at least had a good reason to “sell voters” on the need for big defense budgets.

Now, at least for a while, the Trump administration will be able to work on defense industry employment with a theme of “modernization” but how long will that play?

I’m not sure whether the M17 or an old-fashioned 1911 Colt makes a big difference when comes to close quarters combat. Dead is dead, but money? Well, that’s something else again, isn’t it?

Climate of Change

Had a nice CW (Morse) chat on the 20-meter ham band Sunday afternoon with a fellow named Bill. We were passing weather notes. He remarked on how temperate this winter has been so far. Down here we had 35-knot gusts coming through.

So far this year, tornados have killed 20 people in America – more than 2016. I figure as the Pacific High and el Nino move around, life will average out.

A Sailing Story

New readers may not remember, but Ures truly lived on his 40-foot sailboat for almost 11-years before moving back ashore in 2002. Our cruising grounds were from the Charlottes/Haida Gwaii down to San Diego and six months in San Francisco sporting Hurricane Alley.

Naturally, with salt water still running in our veins, when we see an inspiring sailing story, it’s worth passing on.

Take Australian Lisa Blair. She has sailed out of Albany (*Western Australia) and hopes to set a world record and become the first woman to circumnavigate the Antarctic as well as do so in record time.

16,400 miles worth of sailing in the incredibly rough Southern Ocean.  80-knot winds, 10-story waves.   Only two others, men, one Russian and an Australian have ever done this before.

Here’s where she is this morning:

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I know a lot of women were following the foul-mouthed Washington mass estrogen event this weekend.

But the real women to be admired, to my way of thinking, are the likes of women like Lisa Blair.  The ones who do.

There are uncountable numbers of powder-puff ladies who talk of equality.  But there are “ultimate arbiters” of such.  Names like Amelia.

And then there’s the Southern Ocean.

You go, girl.

https://lisablairsailstheworld.com/ 

Futures are down 24.  Must be Monday.

Comments

Trump Week One in Double-Standard Land — 48 Comments

  1. Don’t like the Mexico + US idea George. The good apples in the barrel never make the spoiled apple whole again … never. Along with the good law abiding folk of Mexico and I am sorry to say they will come with an ingrained mindset that the State owes them something (more Democrap voters) and along for the ride will be criminal types that will be impossible to detect.

  2. The protesters from Portland, Or’s Friday night event, are now threatening to shut down the city on Wednesday, if the mayor doesn’t fire the chief of police by Tuesday. Couldn’t that be construed as mob action? These protest and the angst they create within the general public, are destroying the viability of the business’s in these districts.

    The protestors claim that history won’t remember the losses these business’s incur, not to mention the lost income of the employee’s. Only their goals of rebellion against the police and Trump will matter is their belief.

    These actions by the anti-Trump crowd are only going to increase the ranks of those who support Trump, if only for his law and order position and a supreme court nominee that will treat these anarchists as they should be, domestic terrorist.

  3. Remember back when they brought in a bunch of veitnam people after that action. They did an interview of one of about why didn’t want to his answer was i’m living than ever so why work

  4. I disagree with you about adding states. The country has enough problems with poor representation and accountability to voters without adding a few million more people.

    I think this could work, but only in the case of a confederacy or states. Central government hasn’t done much but gobble ever more money and insulate politicians from their consequences at the federal level in all three countries. The size of government is part of what makes it so very unaccountable, and you know this George.

    I, honestly, would rather the US devolve into more easily managed, smaller countries where regional matters are paramount and similar. Today, we have exactly the opposite, so why throw nitro onto this fire by adding even more centralized government, regulations and people?

  5. When the waitress brought the Pepsi and the Dr Pepper drinks to the table she forgot which was which so she tasted them and said here this one’s for you and this one’s for you,IS everything okay now is there anything else I can get you,THEY PROMPTLY WALKED OUT without paying wouldn’t you ??

    • but if you are in the kitchen watching them cook and watch things, and watching them taste the concoction, does it matter ,would you still pay for it

      • Or would you just chalk it off as being a,( Monday ),everyone has a bad day,but I got to keep on moving I’m not going to stay here and argue bye,LOL

  6. That Mexico idea might pay for itself, if the Web Bot is correct about future use for silver which would make Mexico very very wealthy.

  7. Why in the name of the big Jelly Roll in the sky, would you think most sane Canadians, regardless of political bent, would want to join that Cluster party going on south of us???

  8. The best way to prevent Mexican immigration is to work with the Mexican government to improve the Mexican economy. If the Mexican economy is humming they won’t be swimming the river. The 07-08 economic crisis greatly reduced Mexican immigration.

    I’ll skip the politics arguing how one side is all Love, Light and Unicorn Horns and the other side hates the flag, Capitalism and Elvis.

    • NOT UNTIL THEY GET RID OF CORRUPTION! ALL THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT WE HAVE SPENT THERE, THAT’S RIGHT THE MILLIONS OF BABY BOOMERS (AND OTHERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD – ON THEIR VACATIONS) NONE OF THAT MONEY, EVER TRICKLED DOWN TO THE MEXICAN PEOPLE, EVEN THE BILLIONS THAT HAVE LEFT THE USA AND GONE SOUTH, NONE OF IT HAS EVER FIXED A THING! NONE OF THE DRUG MONEY, NAFTA MONEY, REMITTANCES, NOTHING. SO, NO, NO MORE HELP, THEY NEED TO STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET AND ROOT OUT THE CORRUPTION IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY; WE HAVE ENOUGH OF OUR OWN PROBLEMS. YES, ALL CAPS, (THE OLD DEFINITION, BEFORE LIBERAL’S HURT FEELINGS),IS EMPHASIZING (IT IS NOT YELLING).

      AND TELL THEM TO OPEN UP THEIR BORDERS TO EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION, I AM TIRED OF NOT BEING ABLE TO OWN LAND IN MEXICO OR BE ABLE TO IMMIGRATE THERE AND GO THERE AND HAVE A BABY THE FIRST MONTH I AM THERE SO THEY CAN PAY ME FOR THAT SPECIAL PRIVILEGE – AND PAY FOR MY HOUSING, FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, SPENDING MONEY, AND EDUCATION FROM PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE! PLUS I WANT TO CLAIM AS MANY KIDS AS I CAN TO GET ALL THAT CHILD TAX CREDIT BACK WHEN I FILE. AND I WANT THEM TO PROVIDE ME SPANISH AS A 2ND LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR FREE AND I WANT THEM TO LET ME STAY AS LONG AS I WANT WHENEVER I WANT. AND I WANT THEIR MAJOR CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENT, CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES, PACKING HOUSES, AND BANKS TO GIVE ME JOBS, AND ALLOW ME TO SPEAK ENGLISH ON THE JOB OR I WILL SUE THEM. MEXICO OPEN UP YOUR BORDERS!!!

      • AND I WANT A GET OUT JAIL FREE CARD NO MATTER WHAT CRIME I COMMIT FROM ASSAULT, RAPE, MURDER, IDENTITY THEFT, AND ROBBERY. I WANT MEXICO TO SET UP SANCTUARY CITIES FOR US AMERICANOS AND I DON’T WANT TO BE DEPORTED. I WANT THE MEXICAN POLICE TO LET ME GO FREE AND NOT PUT ME IN THEIR CRAP HOLE JAILS LIKE THEY DO TO THE AMERICANOS THAT HAPPEN TO GET INCARCERATED UNJUSTLY IN THEIR PRISONS RIGHT NOW AND HAVE TO PAY OFF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN BRIBES TO MAYBE GET FREE! MEXICO OPEN UP YOUR BORDERS! OPEN UP YOUR COUNTRY TO UNLIMITED IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE, ESPECIALLY THE UNITED STATES!

  9. To be clear, I personally thought Bernie Sanders got a raw deal in the primaries; however I DO see that we did get the man for the job.
    I told my sister yesterday, (who participated in an orderly march somewhere) that although Madonna was totally out of order (or rather anti-classy in her presentation)the DON did manage to UNIFY on Jan 20-21!
    Where else in the world can one get 50 million people to come together in one focus?
    The one problem with the focus was that Donald didn’t create the women’s oppression, it wasn’t on his watch- ehem.
    These opposing parties are all mirrors for each other- Donald to them and they to him.
    Now its time for true humility to surface is one only has the Wisdom to see and accept that. THAT is the fertile garden for greatness.
    Trump actually did leave ‘himself’ out of his references of his usual ‘I’, in his inaugural speech, so perhaps this is a start of his path toward balance with humility, which WILL give us a truly great statesman after all.
    If President Trump wants to walk his talk of having only people who are smart and can get the job done well on his team, HE CAN PUT Himself at the top of that list, do some deep contemplation (within) and walk a path to greatness. I know he can do that.
    I have faith in him, (gemini aside) and its takes an act of Will, which he’s proven he has plenty.
    Onward!!!!

  10. Me turned into a yank? No, I think of how many bombs I will be able to set and how many sniped before becoming a yank and killed for my cause.

  11. George, I live in SoCal and we’re already overrun with illegals. I can’t see any way your idea is a solution, because we need LESS not MORE!

  12. George, simmer down. You guys won. Losers say deal, winners tell jokes. Saw Madonna’s profanity laced speech. Inappropriate and unhelpful. And lazy. But, that’s how she made her mark, doing dumb but outrageous, self-promoting acts. Unfortunately, it works. In this sense, Trump stole her shtick, and applied it to politics.

    And 4.5 million ladies marched. I googled it. By all reports was extremely peaceful and orderly. Let the ladies blow off a little steam, George. And simmer down. Maybe spend some of that excess energy on something important, like the national debt.

    More troubling was Trump starting off being President with a deliberate lie (to gin up his legitimacy), and KellyAnne Conway and the press secretary strong arming the lie. Reminded me of Venezuela’s leaders always lying to its people by blaming that country’s woes on a fake US conspiracy. Fortunately the press not respond like Pravda.

    I hope being “Venezuela-ed” will not be the norm. Mike

  13. Hello George,
    I can see your point, but there would be tremendous downhill slide before it could hope to come back up, IF it was ONLY Canada, it could work real well. but when you throw in Mexico that is where REAL problems could arise, have you traveled into the heart land of Mexico where the REAL Mexicans live? if not then you might wish to do that, and then you might rethink it! IF the whole worlds starts to really collapse it could be a way to reduce that by joining the three countries. and IF that does happen then i am for your idea. if not then not so much unless i could see a comprehensive plan of HOW we would integrate Mexico with us and Canada. Great job of thinking OUT of the box!!

  14. It was called the NAU – North American Union. It was/is a globalists’ dream…

  15. I guess the mexico join thing didn’t go over so well. Being from Saskatchewan Canada, I advise the northern states by us to join Canada. Free healthcare, cheap drugs and soon legal marijuana.LOL You can keep Washington DC though as we have enough potash here, so we have no need for more fertilizer.

    Much luck to the Donald, may he survive this.

  16. George – is the MSM biased against Trump? You betcha! Does he go out daily and throw gasoline on this fire? Again a big yes. If he was an employee at my company, I would take him to task for the poorly thought out late night tweets and boastful “alternative facts” – these things get in the way of the business of getting things done. Seems to me that he works for us the people now and needs to start acting like it, or he’ll be on the receiving end of his famous catch phrase “You’re fired!”. There is so much important work to be done. I’m hoping for his success, but that won’t happen if he doesn’t grow up and start acting like a responsible person. Let the liberals hang themselves with their own behavior – the don’t need any help with that.

    • Yeah, and what if the lying, low road media worked for you, would you fire them, too? Obviously you would not and have not, since they have lied to you and used boastful ‘alternative facts’ about Hillary, her private server and emails, all the usual suspect scandals, fast and furious, Benghazi, open borders, IRS, and many more, all the wars since 911, Georgie SOROS, BLM, etc., But yeah, right, getting in the way of getting things done, barf! Let Trump do his job on HIS terms! That is what we elected him for! To hell with your mandate on how he should behave. Tweet away Trump, be your own man, to dam with the politically correct sympathizers as they let Obama trash the country cause he was a good teleprompter reader! Dam the liberals and protestors, full speed ahead!

  17. Start with Canada,making all the provinces new states.That should allow for enough states to draft a new Constitution doing away with the House of Representatives.Then-and only then-could Mexico be added.

  18. Hi George, I have sincerely enjoyed you over the years and read you every day but I’m afraid I just can’t take your blind following of Donald Trump. Unfortunately due to the electoral college my individual vote doesn’t count so the only thing I can do is with my wallet. I don’t spend hard earned money on anything that supports Donald Trump or any business that represents what he stands for. He is everything that I’m not. He’s a racist, a liar, makes fun of disabled people, makes fun of Hero’s families and is a sexual predator. No that’s not sore loser and also not fake news I watched him do it! I’m a 61 yr white female and I’ve known Donald Trump to be scum for about 30 years. I’m really surprised at you. It used to be the gospel according to George Ure around my house. Would you really hire a CEO that has absolutely no experience? (and no running a world super power of 330,000,000 people is not the same thing as running a business. By the way how many times has he declared bankruptcy? I’ve done business accounting for almost 40 years… Successful businesses don’t run around declaring bankruptcy. I would like to see his tax returns…I’m surprised you don’t want to take a look. I’m also saddened you didn’t get the Woman’s March. Here I thought you were such a Renaissance Man. They weren’t paid protesters they are women just like me who are very worried the rights we have will be taken away…Remember my age..I’ve spent most of my working life having to be three times better at my job than my male counter part in order to make .50 to their 1.00. It may very well be that the women in this country actually do “drain the swamp”. Hopefully we can keep this up for the midterms and beyond.

    • I would like you to think about something for a moment…

      What you call my “blind following of Trump” is not blind at all.

      What I do know is that he won, and took office. And as of this moment, he has just had a full week on the job.

      I am not blind – it’s just there is no light to see – YET.

      America’s founders had the good sense NOT to set up American as a “pure democracy.” Had they done so, then the Electoral College could be debated. But, in their wisdom, they did not.

      There is a simple math problem with pure democracies and it was discussed in some of the Federalist papers. It is that in a direct democracy, the majority – if allowed power – will vote everything in the way of assets and benefit to themselves. Thus, those not in that majority will be permanently screwed. It devolves to a one-party nation. The Electoral College is the check-valve.

      As I have assured everyone, I have no problem with calling Trump a bad guy – if and when he actually does something bad. I don’t like Ajit Pai. Bad choice for freedom as I see it.

      Take the Trump Tower lawsuit over China. Cast as ethics issue and conflict of interest. But is it? If you owned an apartment building and rented to a foreigner, should you have to kick them out or sell your building because you won a city council job? No, I don’t think so.

      In terms of “representing Trump and what he stands for” I hope you can see I don’t. I am not a “big city getting bigger” person. I’m a mixed use, dispersed population believer and my annual tax filing doesn’t use accelerated depreciation or any of the other perfectly legal allowances in the tax code. In short, I pay my fair share and usually then some.

      You claim that “He’s a racist, a liar, makes fun of disabled people, makes fun of Hero’s families and is a sexual predator“ deserves a reply as well.

      I don’t see him as a racist. As I wrote this morning in my exchange with my eldest daughter, it’s not that Trump is anti-Mexican, but he would like the front door to America to be kept locked and people admitted when they knock.

      I’d like to know the specifics of the liar’s charge, or the “making fun of Hero’s family’s because the only family that he dissed as I recall was headed by a father trying to get his immigration lawyering business ramped up, but my memory is not as sharp as once was. Sometimes facts don’t jive with one another.

      As to your question / statement “Would you really hire a CEO that has absolutely no experience? (and no running a world super power of 330,000,000 people is not the same thing as running a business.”

      I have to disagree. Barrack Obama was a failed president by any measure and in many ways the non-stop attacks on Trump have kept America from looking as his performance in office.

      Had we, we would have seen the large numbers of Muslim Brotherhood members promoted to senior government positions, we would look at the additional wars he started, and we would look at less legislation being enacted than even Jimmy Carter – who by my reckoning wasn’t that bad. There is a difference between making billions in real estate (top line) and being a street level agitator in Chicago. But you see how the dialog has changed?

      We have a point of agreement on a desire to see his accounting details. At least a summary that would show how much he has paid in taxes in past years.

      But I have to tell you (since I are an MBA, lol, and had to eat lots of accounting) that I may be a little more moderate than you when comes to taxes on Trump income. Here’s why.

      I have a friend down in The Woodlands Texas, with a $265,000 home and he pays property taxes of $7,000 per year. That’s about a 2.6% per year tax burden.

      Now let’s say Trump was as good at accounting as you, or me (and I expect he hires the very top of the accounting food chain), then I would expect him to report on the order of $25-million per year (or less) of personal taxes. That would be $3.750 million at a 15% nominal rate (long term gains etc structuring).

      But now let’s look at the he developed and put into service. Revenue generating property: Suppose he has $7-billion worth of property. The tax on that (granted to the cities and municipalities) would be on the order of $185-million.

      No, I am not suggesting in any form that we “look the other way” at Trump, but if I had that kind of property, I would domicile in the Cayman Islands (where I lived for a few years while turning around their airline) and I would do what literally hundreds of Texas investors did during the S&L Crisis.

      They simply found a cooperating bank, a refinanced the property. That left them with wads of cash that is “untaxable” and they put that in a Zero Halliburton case and flew to Grand Cayman from Houston. From the airport, a quick ride to Cayman National and the money was beyond anyone’s reach.

      When, as happened during the crisis that followed, the properties were foreclosed,, the banks took the losses. But, as I am sure you know, that was a case where the government more or less made-up money.

      Now, is that MY kind of accounting? Now, we make right around six figures (including our social security) and we paid about 20% last year. I don’t chintz on taxes and I don’t “structure.”

      While it’s true that successful business doesn’t “run around” doing BK’s it is a fairly common (though not admirable) practice in high-roller real estate circles. I know the two big names in Seattle and when things have gotten bad up there in the past, they have been pressed to nearly this marginal area of business practice.

      Still, it’s “legal” and I can’t fault Trump for using the laws. But I will fault the crooked Congress on both sides for allowing those rules to persist. It would not be difficult to make recipients of real estate refinancing loans fully liable for 100% repayment (with recourse) for the first five years of a loan’s term. This way, the borrower could still refi and expand, but at the same time would have to face BK if things turned badly.
      The public wouldn’t like it, but would that address your Trump use of BK?

      The way most of these people operate, they simply buy a citizenship of convenience and choose to live outside the U.S., and no, I don’t think much of them but I’ve met a dozen or more who are happy living in Grand Cayman, Belize, Grand Turk, Provo and the other playgrounds of the rich and marginal.

      When you write “They weren’t paid protesters they are women just like me who are very worried the rights we have will be taken away…” I become concerned my long discussions of the legal processes in America have not been understood.

      But I will say it again: The PRESIDENT DOESN’T MAKE LAWS.

      Wrong place. CONGRESS MAKES LAWS. The president merely enacts what has been passed by Congress.

      More concerning, however, is that I see this as a rip –off of women. Political operators like George Soros who is distinctly anti-Trump while his own Hungarian government is cracking down on his non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) is crassly using women.

      Soros et all have “worked the women” in order to twist up a large public showing…but back to the point, not the ADA, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and NO OTHER LEGISLATION can be repealed by unilateral Trump decisions.

      The ONLY latitude he really has is in how he juggles the books between the various departments and their budgets. After Obama jiggered books one way, I look forward to seeing how Trump will twist things the other.

      When you say “Remember my age..I’ve spent most of my working life having to be three times better at my job than my male counter part in order to make .50 to their 1.00. It may very well be that the women in this country actually do “drain the swamp” I am in total agreement and have never waivered in this.

      I have been and continue to be a strong advocate for equal-pay-for-equal-work.

      Oh well…

      Around here, glad to agree to disagree on some things…makes the long hours here worthwhile.

  19. I prefer reason over emotion driven drivel. It has come to my attention that a voice of reason from the left is on YouTube. I listened to her latest post and am impressed that she gets the “controlled opposition” concept and who really is the danger to our country. I recommend The Sane Progressive for your consideration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW-P9572-Ow

  20. That mess in DC over the weekend shows me one thing plainly.
    They dislike Trump. I get that.
    But, not any more than I disliked Obama.
    My side did not riot, burn, loot or otherwise demonstrate like the anit Turmp people did.
    The one thing that this shows: We are better than they are.

    • If you understood the SOROS funded, bused in and paid protester facts, it reduces these demonstrations to paid provacateurs. They are helping to disrupt America for self-centered and selfish reasons. Failing to accept the outcome of the election while focusing on puzzy matters and ignoring real Presidential puzzy grabbers seems insane. Why don’t they protest the open borders, lack of good-paying jobs, high taxes, high credit card interest rates, billions of our money given to illegals to resettle over 25% of Mexico’s citizens into the US the last 25 years taking away millions of jobs from our citizens and lowering the wages, trillions spent on unjust wars that have killed millions of men, women, and children, and destabilized entire countries, Medicare and the VA being stripped of billions? Why don’t they protest Walmart for selling us out and Facebook, at&t, and other carriers and companies for colluding with the government to cast a net over our freedoms? Nope, they are squawking so far down the low road, that their din is drowned out by their hypocrisy.

  21. the author of “The article” is still used to Obama’s “pen and phone” technique of “making” (read: bypassing) laws

  22. Not sure of where your going with this George wanting to incorporate Mexico into the U.S. sure it would be a win win for Mexico and its people, as they could flood millions upon millions into an economy with almost 100,000,000 million unemployed, to suck up what few jobs there are, so a few more million could become un-employed.
    Then of course you have the billions it would cost to bring Mexico up to speed while our own infrastructure rots to the ground some $3 trillion or so I read to bring it up to a passing grade,indeed without a doubt wonderful for the 1% while the 99% can eat black beans and ground corn well if they can afford it that is…

  23. Hi George. As a western Canadian who has lived in Alberta, and now Saskatchewan, all my life. I would gladly like to see us meld with the Northen western states. I for one, and I know I am not alone, am fed up with the federal govt. we are sick of having French rammed down our throats, and now the carbon tax. Our federal liberals cater to Quebec and the Atlantic provinces and southern Ontario. That’s where the majority of votes are. We had a western separatist party once. It became the Reform Party which eventually ended up merging with the Progressive Conservatives. ie: No separation, still governed by Ottawa.

    • Go back to Alberta!
      Most Saskatchewaner’s ARE NOT pro favour to becoming part of the states. It’s well known to any real Saskatchewaner that Albertans have always had as their agenda to become a U.S state.

      :/

    • @Ken: I had heard that people with your mindset existed in the Prairies. Please read yourself again and notice your inconsistencies. Ok to merge with the Northern States while you miss the “western separatist party” while thinking that, after “melding” you wouldn’t have a “far away” governing body – think again. Unhappy about French but forgetting that the USA also has a second language called Spanish – I know it is not official but very much in use. So instead of being rammed in French you would be done rammed in Spanish. In regards to the “carbon tax”, well this is a gvt money grab which may or not exist yet in the USA. Simply stated, the gvt says you can pollute if you have money to pollute i.e. pay and it will be fine.

      PS: For transparency, I am French Canadian and I have been living in Toronto for nearly 20 yrs now. This city is one of the more cosmopolitain city in the world (similar to NY and other big US cities). Everyone (well, almost) speaks english in addition to at least 1-2 other languages. Needless to say, some people wouldn’t like it here.

  24. Really George? You cannot integrate Mexico and still be the USA. If you want to kill the goose that laid he golden egg, I can’t think of a better way. We will be lucky to maintain the USA unless the illegals that are now here are purged. The politics of fecundity will prevail otherwise. Have another cup of coffee please…

  25. From what I’ve read about the Women’s March on Saturday, it was meant to be an event for woman of color and in particular, black woman. It was expressly implied by the people who put it together, they didn’t want it to be a white woman kumbaya march.

    Identity politics is the new theme, more so on the left. I predict that as these various special interest groups continue their protest, and white woman are marginalized because they don’t have the same perspective because of their supposed white privilege, the democratic party will begin to splinter into uber special interest groups. People of all colors from the left will become disenchanted that common goals for progressives will become specific demands, like we saw with public bathroom/locker room privileges for transgenders and Black Lives Matter that would never address the high rates of violence coming from the urban black neighborhoods.

    As these protest continue and become disruptive to everyday life and business, more people will begin to seek a law and order candidate as Trump has positioned himself. Many won’t necessarily agree with Trump in all his plans, but they will grow tired of the militant left that has taken over the Democratic Party and will want some semblance of normalcy and not the inconvenience that these protest are exhibiting to people and business’s trying to get by. The protest are very disruptive to business’s and really hurt the bottom line. Especially the Anti-Trump marches.

  26. Integrate Mexico. That is a home run for sure. 25,000 miles of water,sewer,gas, and electric for starters. How many backhoes, dozers, and rock trucks needed to accomplish that? The trades would be dumpster diving for civil engineers, steamfitters, welders, electricians, and plumbers just to bring existing up to near code. It’s a new Marshall plan that actually puts money in America’s pocket and gives the Mexicans something to own and be proud of. Shut the left up NOW… Yes they are Americans and you know what? They’re going back and we can rebuild the mess they left together. Advice. Pencil something out and forward to POTUS.

    • Yes!
      You may remember the Peso Crisis in the mid 1990’s.
      We could have bought the entire country of Mexico at that time for about the 15 Billion they owned “our” banks!
      Instead our illustrious president decided to use the Exchange Stabilization Fund to do a bail-out and pocket who knows how much in the process.
      I’m not sure about Canada since they are beholden to “The Crown” and we would have to turn-over the “special relationship” that England has with us.

      • Lending countries money that we know they can’t pay back is as sleazy as writing mortgages for folks who can’t pay them. The end result is never good.

    • As long as you are thinking Big Picture, it’s been estimated that it would cost about $30 billion annually to end world hunger. That’s chump change to the Pentagon. And how would ISIS recruit anyone to attack the country that ENDED WORLD HUNGER? They certainly couldn’t promise them 72 virgins, maybe 11 or 12, who wouldn’t even be into it… Credit to Lee Camp of ‘Redacted Tonight’!

      • Mr. Gordon, This is not a personal challenge toward yourself. When I see individuals throw out a number as you have, I have do have to challenge it. Your source for such a number?

        I’ll throw out a number: 392. Billion
        That is the total value of U.S. farm output as identified here.
        https://ycharts.com/indicators/us_farm_output_yearly

        World hunger is a function of many factors; droughts, dictators, corruption, infrastructure, etc. Please, if you truly believe cutting 30 billion dollars from DOD would end world hunger list how that would be spent to accomplish that noble cause.

        So, without seeming trite let me say:
        Just eliminating corruption in many of the 75 countries the U.N. World Food Prog. provides both food and money to would go a long way. Get on the front lines of just that problem.