I’m no fashion expert, but except for the tight cuffs (gathered) on the pants, I thought president Obama didn’t look the least-bit convincing in his press conference Thursday. Wiki it:
zoot suit (occasionally spelled zuit suit) is a men’s suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. This style of clothing became popular among the African American, Chicano and Italian American communities during the 1940s…
Can someone please mail the White House a copy of John Malloy’s book on dressing for success? And, while you’re in the book shop, how about some Harvey Mackay on negotiating?
In the grounded world where George lives, a real power suit is worn whenever addressing potential adversaries. You want as much “winning through intimidation” as possible.
And to say “We don’t have a strategy yet” when comes to ISIS only reveals the depth of confusion and internal conflict in this administration.
(One of our readers wondered “Isn’t Kill ‘em all and let God sort it out a strategy?” We’ve sent him our book on political correctness (Idiots at the Helm) and how it is being used against America.)
A light brown suit of soft fabric may drape well, but it sends a conflicted message. Like that school-yard bully showing up at your place when you were a kid, threatening to knock your block off, while wearing a dress. Still might happen, but, you know what I’m saying? Gotta look the part of tough.
I’m not the only one put off by the Changer-in-Chief coming out (not that way!) in a tan suit./ Twitter lit up on this Thursday as well.
I have to admire PolitiFact’s “Audacity of Taupe” headline.
Russia, meantime, is playing events like a fiddle. Putsky sticks to power suits and armored columns.
RIA Novosti says the UN Security Council is ignoring a Russian call for a cease fire in Ukraine, but what are Russian troops doing on the Ukraine side of the border and what about all the arms they are pouring in?
Meantime, the administration has admitted to having no strategy for ISIS…so I’m sitting back waiting for someone at State to start passing out cookies again, like seems to have kicked off the tension with Ukraine.
And while all this is going on, Israel-Hamas is still hotter than a three-dollar pistol, too, notes our expert commentator “warhammer”…
On the international front, the Israeli security forecast calls for a potential triple whammy from Hamas, Hezbollah and Iranian armed Palestinians.
Iran is definitely fanning the flames, trying to force Benjamin Netanyahu into a strategic corner. Truth be told, while no former soldier in his right mind ever wants there to be another war (Netanyahu is a former special ops ‘snake eater’), you don’t want to test a warrior’s patience. As we know, once Israel commits, it goes “all in.” If Iran really wants to tangle with Israel, Netanyahu will launch a category 5 sh*t storm at them.
Personally, I think Israel would prefer delaying serious action military against the Persians ‘at least’ until their 4th Dolphin class submarine is delivered from Germany and outfitted with “Israeli equipment” (sometime in the 1st half of next year).
But if the must act, then act they will.
“Until the wolf shall lay with lamb, we’d better be the wolves.”
Oh, and lest I forget, flipping back to ISIS for a moment…when an ISIS flag-waver gets into a chase with Windy City’s finest, seems to me to make the case that ISIS has designs of somewhere in America for a terror target other than Chicago.
The city which is hot in dreams and language right now is Dallas.
More after this…
BTW: Any similarity between Harvey Mackay and Harvey Spectre (Suits) is coincidental, or is….. And I would have put up the link to Malloy’s Dress for Success but Amazon won’t let me do it as it’s an “excluded product” (whatever the hell that is…). Maybe they could send a copy to the White House on your behalf…Speaking of which…
On the Molinsky Watch
Joan Rivers (Molinsky) is in a coma following throat surgery gone bad. Her daughter (Melissa Rivers, a/k/a/ Melissa Warburg Rosenberg) is with her.
I was looking up the word as part of a round-up of adjectives to describe Molinsky/Rivers’ sense of humor…
I don’t know what it means, but vituperous and dressing for success seem to have “gone corporate” which has me scratching my bald spot. I think it means something, but what?
Speaking of Humor: Personal Income/Savings
Say, this is classic stuff, here…
Personal income increased $28.6 billion, or 0.2 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $17.7 billion, or 0.1 percent, in July, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $13.6 billion, or 0.1 percent. In June, personal income increased $67.1 billion, or 0.5 percent, DPI increased $62.9 billion, or 0.5 percent, and PCE increased $50.5 billion, or 0.4 percent, based on revised estimates.
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Personal saving — DPI less personal outlays — was $739.1 billion in July, compared with $709.4 billion in June. The personal saving rate — personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income — was 5.7 percent in July, compared with 5.4 percent in June. For a comparison of personal saving in BEA’s national income and product accounts with personal saving in the Federal Reserve Board’s financial accounts of the United States and data on changes in net worth, go to www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/nipa-frb.asp.
And I’m the Pope.
The latest Fed update on the Money Supply shows what’s really going on:
So if you measure GDP in dollars and there are 6.9% more dollars sloshing about, what do you suppose happens?
Well, for one thing, the stock market isn’t likely to collapse for a while…look for an up opening today.
While We Await a Drone-Caused Crash
Can I fly you over a cheeseburger?
Global Warming Fading
Thanks to a couple of volcanoes, one of which is the one in Iceland that is disrupting air traffic.
Incredible as this may sound, no one is talking about a global pollution tax on mountains yet, although since they are many times more of a global climate threat than anything else, I can’t understand why?
And there’s another volcano lighting up down in New Guinea, so if you’re looking for a hard winter, here’s all the more reason to…uh…chill.