We begin this week with a paucity of real news on the “front burner” but off on the back burner, things are likely about coming to the point of boiling over on a number of fronts.
I was talking to one of our “well placed sources” in D.C. this weekend and he says his peers will all be going to work this morning, but only for so long as it takes to hand each employee a furlough letter OR go back to work like always. This is how it will go.
Still, the mail will be handled, banks will be open, and we expect this week’s monthly Social Security deposit will be made on time. The “Schumer Shutdown” makes it clear that the democrats are more anxious in DACA persons than they are the whole balance of the American middle class.
Oh, sure, they will wrap it up – get every cobbled up group they can think of out demonstrating – but were this a case involving stocks, this would be called an attempt at massive share dilution.
Here’s how that concept rolls:
Say a company has 100-million shares of stock. Each of the shareholders has one share.
What happens when new stock is just MADE-UP and is poured into the system?
The share holders in at the get-go each had 1/100-millionth of the vote.
But say (over time, because the young and fertile do multiple and divide…outside of schools) the number becomes 120-million voters.
The crooked democrat plan is to perpetrate massive voter power dilution and since 99 percent of new arrivals are “worked” by the democrats, it’s a long-term strategy to swing American into being a collection of minority groups.
As the earlier Census data we reported makes clear: Since 1960, we have gone from a 15% minority country to nearing 50% now. No, this is not racism, it’s called demographics by stupid snowflake darlings.
In finance, stock dilution is a very big deal – and often crooked.
As Paul Ryan tweeted: Senate Democrats shut down the government over a bill they have no issues with—a bill that keeps government open and extends health insurance to nearly 9 million children. They opposed a bill they don’t even oppose. We do some crazy things in Washington, but this is madness.
No, it’s the S.O.S.
Trump’s Nuclear Option
So, my source – who we’ll call Mr. GS Big Number – wonders how Trump, who he thinks the world of (unlike many Deep Staters) says Trump can – at any time – take off the gloves and bury the Schumercrats with one simple move.
That would be to send the federal law enforcement divisions into every Sanctuary State, County, and City in America and begin arresting elective officials for insurrection. That’s not a far stretch because sanctuary cities, states, and counties, is a BS concept made up by the leftist revolutionaries (Obamanistas) while the stupid people in fly-over country were asleep.
Radical leftists never sleep.
Clinton Slides Again
Oh, sure, the FBI seems to have manipulated (*via [plausibly deniable] rouge employees) the outcome of the 2016 presidential election..
The Dems have been pushing the “shut down” to keep you from seeing how crooked DC Dirty Dealings really are.
We read with interest how the FBI allowing critical evidence of their partisan manipulations to prevent a Trump Presidency to be destroyed and how – in the same report – we see how critical information that might have convicted James Comey and others in the Bureau of high crimes has also been “disappeared.”
The more tenacious reader will already have figured there’s a very high probability that former head of Justice Loretta Lynch had her hand in fixing the election.
The good news? With Hillary Clinton (+ Lynch, Comey and others) able to slide, the Deep State may be able to rest, now. Deep Staters (who got their first extra vacation via budget shutdown under Slick Willy in 1995) will be able to continue the alliance against democracy with damning evidence “gone.”
Of course, with all the tools of the Intel community, unmasking, and such, it was simple work for the leftists to keep selling the fake Russian dossier story which has has now fallen apart with disclosure that the dems helped pay for it…
This may seem shocking – that the U.S. Government’s key watchdog agency in such matters is being outed as crooked at the highest levels – but I’m not the only one to write this question. Take the Washington Examiner this morning and read this: “Byron York: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe.”
Missing? Can you even begin to imagine the shit-storm that would have happened if this had been the kind of conduct revealed on the Trump side?
What should be absolutely clear, however, is why we continue to call Slick Willy the Teflon President and his wife the hard annealed second act.
What we see going on right now may be viewed in the context of “firewalling.”
With the damning texts partially buried, it looks like a few lower-level tools in the FBI will be sacrificed. But the main perps will likely skate – which is why the FBI (already part of the Deep State) has figured out who the sacrifice plays will be. No, it won’t be Lynch, Clinton, or Comey. They will skate.
But do note how the public has been massively deceived by the MainStreamMedia into following the budget shutdown non-story while the highest crimes (bigger than even Nixon’s Watergate fiasco) get swept under the rug.
For the good of the country, of course.
Crooks on both sides of the aisle.
Intel Community Distraction Ploy?
Why, of course, my little sheep, that’s entirely a coincidence. It JUST HAPPENED to come while the FBI was busy losing critical emails/texts about the Bureau’s possible manipulation of the 2016 presidential contest…. all wholly coincidental, you bet. Why, who in their right mind would question it?
The title is damn near as long as the report, itself. Chicago Fed National Activity Index:
Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) moved up to +0.27 in December from +0.11 in November. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from November, and three of the four categories made positive contributions to the index in December. The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, ticked down to +0.42 in December from +0.43 in November.
Otherwise, a blah-blah day as the market waits for the silly show vote at noon but with the most damning evidence off the table, it’s just a matter of how suicidal Schumer et al want to be pressing America toward their “manipulable millions” ideal.
Bitcoins are down to $11,100 (on their way to the $6,000 level suggest our charts). This is not investment advice, but then again, bitcoin isn’t an investment. It’s a mania.
Then the Dow is taking a break, so maybe down 50-100? We shall see.
Tomorrow and Wednesday will be NoDoz days. So little is going on. Retail inventories are due Thursday with Durable Goods and GDP out Friday.
Just as a dart toss, we might see back and forth trading while the fake-drama of the democrats voter dilution scam unfold…then a strong finish for the month next week.
Grab your copy of the Stock Trader’s Almanac 2018. There, on page 16, you will read how the January Indicator has only been wrong 9-times in the past 67 years. Higher January, higher Year…but let’s see how stupid the fools on the Hill can be…no limits there.
Looking Past the Distractions
Grady chief programmer of The Nostracodeus project reports a continuing (and growing) stream of Twitter traffic centering on the slow (huge) build up of air power and war materiel around the Pacific.
This gets us to a topic we have been kicking around for a long time and maybe now is as good as any: In the past, the Intelligence community would punish – severely in time of war, reporters and the public who talked too much about the movement of military goods.
That was in the past, however. Today, we’re able to do a fair assessment of US forces deployments and readiness by simply following the posts on Facebook, Twitter, et al.
Note that we have warned in the past not only of the inherent security leakage from social media but also about its likely negative impact on productivity and personal psychology of the entire nation.
Given the likely future political inclinations of some Big Names in Tech, please read “Facebook says it can’t guarantee social media is good for democracy.”
And no, the interlocking marriages and such that comprise The Network’s control of the NE liberal press is not alone. There is a Silicon Valley analog as we read in “Google Has An Actual Secret Speech Police.”
So while the FBI allowed critical evidence to be destroyed, we see the rest of the Big Fix leaking out other places, as well.
Makes you proud to be a ‘Merican, don’t it? Land of fee, Home of deprave, One National under water, with Liberty and Justice for highest bidders.
Crooked though it is, it’s bound to get worse: Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Deployments Are Beginning to Reach Commercial Scale, According to Tractica. Freakin’ lovely.
Here, Have Some Distractions
‘Tasteless, Vulgar and Obscene.’ China Just Banned Hip-Hop Culture and Tattoos From Television. Think they might have learned something in 2,500 years of being a country that the 242 year old upstart ain’t figured, yet?
Moron the ‘morrow. Time to go puke.