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.
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.
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.
BTW – what would aliens charge to endorse Hil? Just curious…October landing/endorsement deal…
(Just kidding…for now…)
Stat of the Day
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.