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Rats Rustle, Rumors Ripple…
Laughable ain’t it? “Ar, ar, ar, ar….” We’re (ar) laughing at the utter predictability of it all. In the center ring of the National Circus (Circi?) Monday:
- Brett Kavanaugh won’t be intimidated.
- Senator Ted Cruz was heckled out of dinner by Webolutionaries.
- The former GOP turned spineless Jellyfish Party may or may not get around to a vote.
- Fame-seeking lawyer is clamoring for attention.
- While the linguistics around “victim” Ford bear watching.
Shall we work them backwards?
The linguistics about the poster-victim of the anti-Kavanaugh barricaders reveal media bias to all who can read. Sadly, reading and awareness at totally different things.
It’s in how names are staged that we find some “tells.” For example, the lefty media almost universally fail to accord JUDGE Kavanaugh with proper title annotation. Yet, the “victim” psychologist – who we cautiously predict will no-show on Thursday, in another Webolutionary stalling attempt, is deferentially referred to as “Dr.” and accorded academic deference.
This may not matter – on the surface – but when propagandists are writing a narrative, attention to psychological “Positioning” of “the players” is critical. It’s how bias is encoded.
Any more, we don’t bother reading too deeply on any of this kah-kah, except to confirm/reconfirm that yes, left-wing bias is still leaking and casting a pallor over the dim-witted (phone-fixated) American public.
Next, as Grabien reports here, attorney Michael Avanatti is “trying to insert himself” in the news cycle by predicting as third accuser of Kavanaugh will be announced. Fine choice of words?
Beyond that, we have faith that the Jellyfish Party, JFP, formerly republicans back when they had a spine, will manage to blow the effort to approve JUDGE Kavanaugh. While PBS worries “Republicans push back on new Kavanaugh allegation as Democrats call for delay...” we have seen the spineless inaction on other issues (like the Border Wall) long enough to know the GOP turned JFP has largely gone “corporate rogue” and no longer answers to the American People.
Voters of our size, understand, don’t write big-enough checks, so what could we possibly know about Public Policy Decisions, except for the obvious “You’ve been outbid!“?
Ted Cruz was heckled out of dinner last night. Scroll down to the “we believer survivors” video and you’ll see how digital mob rule is coming to ‘Merica. Cruz, of course, is always welcome here at dinner, provided he gets here for the branch water. But, so too is Barack Obama and what’s her name. We plenty-enough questions to keep ’em all talking through dinner. Maybe if we had enough friends over, we could form a grand jury…hmmmm…
Even the NY Times seems to be hearing what the Judge is saying as they headline “Brett Kavanaugh Vows to Fight ‘Smears’ and Will Not Withdraw.”
To us, the key part of the NY Times report is their assessment of how what we label “the Webolution’s powers” operate in the modern world of online Digital Mob Rule (DMR)
“In the #MeToo era, Republicans cannot afford to attack Judge Kavanaugh’s accusers.”
We beg to differ. We hold that the Lost Tribe of Republicans – turned Jellyfish – COULD confront and push-back, but alas, they’ve all gone over to the Jellyfish Party. Lock, pork, and barrel.
Middle America Remains Sane
Well, sort of. You see, up in Oklahoma, there are still what we’d have to label rational democrats. I know – a stretch – is there such a thing? – right.
But check this out in the Tulsa World” “Democrat challenges his GOP opponent to a shootout. ‘I think he is using the Second Amendment for politics,’ says Oklahoma House candidate.”
Leaves us wondering if this GOP’er is another Jellyfish Party member, or someone will “cowboy up.”
Moreover, I’m glad to see there’s a conservative Democrat left alive. That’s a Hallelujah! item…we thought they’d gone extinct – hunted out of existence by the radical lefties who’re now hiding in the digital barricades. And at the restaurant where Ted Cruz sups.
Markets Remain Rational
Hmmm…Are investors the only sane people left in Mental Breakdown America land? (MBA-land)
Again, sort of… In the trading session Monday, we saw the Dow fall 181-points (as we closed a short position for a few hundred hamburger’s worth). But the NASDAQ was up, leading us to conclude not only is the EndOfTheWorld (EoTW) not here yet. We can’t even hear or see it yet.
Maybe tomorrow afternoon, that will change.
The Fed meeting gavels in today with the Rate Pronouncement tomorrow at 2 PM Eastern. If the market rises a hundred points today and tomorrow in the pre-Fed build-up, the next move could be down and that would be in keeping with a 1-2-3 series of punches to the economy: A Fed hike, a Jellyfish Party delay, and a bad economic number toward the end of the week.
OK, if you must, toss in China trade jitters…
Still, Life Goes On…
With useful information like this:
The problem with War is all the Money it makes. As we reported, the Russians recently sold a big package of SA-300’s to Syria and now, ‘Merica’s Real Estate Developer-in-Chief speaks up: Trump administration warns Russia of ‘major mistake’ if it supplies Syria with advanced missiles. We don’t think the Russians will alter any of their plans. Such is the attraction of Mediterranean real estate holdings.
Shades of the 30’s? Full-blown trade war would cost jobs, growth and stability: WTO’s Azevedo. When we read stories like this, it’s with some suspicion. The WTO is just a Corporate Globalist front group, to our thinking. Jobjackers to least-cost labor centers. Care to guess where Azevedo’s from? Brazil.
After one of Elaine’s boys came by last week (to take his daughter to the K-POP group BTS up in Dallas 10-days back, this caught out eye: ‘I Was Lucky I Didn’t Give It All Up’: K-Pop Band BTS Addresses the United Nations.
Now, check this: While BTS is talking to the UN, these confused internationalist shills are saying what? U.N. to Caution Against Populism as World Leaders Convene for the Annual Summit. Jeez Louise and FMTT…glad having K-Pop hype drop-in isn’t populism. I can rest so much easier now…
Next, from the word-slinging Pope: Pope warns of existential ennui in secular Estonia. WTF is existential ennui? I had to look that one up. Big words won’t fix the church revenue declines, though.
Here’s another sign of that Stealth Hyperinflation I told you was coming: Oil hits four-year high after OPEC+ shows no sign of turning on the taps. Supply down, price up – got it? Shows up in the CPI next year to jack up costs after the feds low-ball Social Security increases for ’19.
What was it the A-Team said? “I love it when a plan comes together”.. Better get Peppard….er…prepared!
Around the Ranch
Fox News has something more personally useful than all the divisive political BS: Fall is the best time of the year for garage and yard sales.
When I headed over to the office at 5 AM, Elaine was already up reading the latest AARP newsletter. Good article in there, she reports, on how voice computing and Alexa are helping older people who live alone by giving them some digital interactive “companionship.”
“Nonsense!” I told her “There’s no future in voice-directed computing…” And then I turned and said: “Alexa, turn on shop lights. Alexa, turn off studio. Alexa turn on Office…”
You can see why when the internet goes down, I work myself into a lather tripping on things in the dark and trying to remember where all the damn switches are…
Tomorrow, Peoplenomics subscribers will get some current insights into anti-aging – yes, there’s hope.
For now, off to work on the office a bit until we get to part 2 of our morning’s debacle – When the Case Shiller Housing Data comes out.
Dow futures are +86 as we do a wave ii bounce into the open that may carry into tomorrow… and then watch as I blow my chances for the High Court as I grab my shorts!!!
Moron the ‘morrow…