Iran Nukes And Snoop Dog Obama Roots Race-baiting: Good News On Memorial Day 2016

No traditional Memorial Day article from us. We can’t anymore. In the past few years we feel somewhat shameful on Veterans Day and Memorial Day as we see what Barack Obama and his gangster government have done to this country. So we can’t write rah-rah or solemn commemorative articles to cheer on Veterans or those who gave their “last full measure of devotion”. Not with Barack Obama as president.

Barack Obama chose this Memorial Day holiday period to insult Americans with his latest apology tour to Vietnam and Hiroshima. Lifting the arms embargo against Vietnam would have been the smart thing to do to counter China – but why make this announcement days before many Vietnam era soldiers remember their fallen friends? The Hiroshima nuclear attack was a horror – but the author of the horror was the Japanese Imperial Government, not the United States. Again, days before Memorial Day, with World War II veterans daily joining their fallen patriots into history, Barack Obama’s very presence in Hiroshima was an insult to all Americans and an especially brutal and ugly attack against those Memorial Day commemorates.

With Barack Obama’s accumulated horrors and insults in mind we thought today would be a good day to post good news – or what passes for good news when the name of the occupant of the White House is Barack Obama.

There is good news if you search for it. It’s not “good” good news exactly. But it’s “good” news in the sense that it could be worse. For instance, there is some potentially “good” news about gangster president Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. The “good” news? Like ObamaCare, it is falling apart.

The really good news? Donald J. Trump is against the Iran nuclear deal and because of the rule of law the Iran nuclear deal is blowing up like Hiroshima.

First, Donald J. Trump:

The U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran last year was a deciding factor that compelled Donald Trump to jump into the race for president, the billionaire’s son, Eric Trump, said in a radio interview on Sunday.

“I think, honestly, the Iran nuclear deal was one of the things that made him jump into the race,” Trump told New York’s AM 970 The Answer radio. “I think that was a game changer for him.”

“That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to it. I am going to give this a real shot,’” Trump continued.

Donald Trump has been a vocal opponent of the Iran nuclear deal. At a February speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Trump strongly criticized against the agreement and stated that his “number one priority” if he takes office will be to nix “the disastrous deal with Iran.”

The interview with Eric Trump comes as the Obama administration has been facing mounting criticism over reports the deal was sold deceptively to the American public.

The controversy was sparked by an extensive New York Times Magazine profile of Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes titled, “The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru.” The article contains interviews with Rhodes and scores of top Obama administration officials.

The newspaper charged the Obama administration utilized a narrative that was “often misleading or false” to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public.

Robert Malley, senior director at the National Security Council, explained the genesis and execution of the marketing plan to sell the Iran deal.

Malley said “experts” were utilized to create an “echo chamber” that disseminated administration claims about Iran to “hundreds of often-clueless reporters” in the news media.

Rhodes told Times reporter David Samuels that the marketing strategy took advantage of the “absence of rational discourse” and utilized outside groups, including the Ploughshares Fund.

Ploughshares, in turn, reportedly helped to craft talking points for a network of advocates, experts, and messaging specialists on how to frame Iran’s nuclear program while attacking opponents of dialogue with Tehran.

In a recent article, the Associated Press revealed Ploughshares has funded National Public Radio since 2005.

Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported.

Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

The good news above is that Donald J. Trump understands the seriousness of the Iran nuclear deal and will fight against it. Additional good news is how the truth about the Iran nuclear deal and the Obama gangster government continues to ooze out to the American public.

The really good news though is that Barack Obama’s gangster government Iran deal continues to hit the brick wall of the rule of law.

Barack Obama tried many gangster tricks to push through the Iran nuclear deal through the United States Senate. But Barack Obama failed to force the Senate to sell out Israel and the American people. The result was that finally Barack Obama’s gangster government was forced to join with the Iranian gangster government in an “executive agreement” which meant no change in American law. The Obama Iran Nuclear Deal was a pure gangster executive to gangster executive deal. Now, the rule of law has ensnared the gangster government of Barack Obama and the gangster government of Iran:

Why the Iranian Nuclear Deal Is at Risk of Unraveling

”As soon as we suspend our major sanctions,” Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator, had said in 2014, “the world will flood into Iran.”

Today, nearly six months after the deal was implemented, Iran is still waiting for those benefits. The country can’t access most of the estimated $100 billion it holds in foreign banks. The reason: U.S. laws, which weren’t included in the nuclear deal, are still highly restrictive. The foreign business hasn’t materialized because big European and Asian commercial banks are afraid they might inadvertently violate those non-nuclear U.S. sanctions and end up facing hefty penalties. Tehran is angry and says Washington is preventing the country from rejoining the world economy.

Iran wants the U.S. to relax these sanctions, but that would require Congress to act, something unlikely to happen in an election year, especially since even some Democrats are in no mood to revisit a deal many considered flawed. If anything, lawmakers are pushing for more sanctions, this time as punishment for Iran’s ballistic missile program. In Tehran, hard-liners, who never liked the nuclear deal, are urging moderate President Hassan Rouhani to scrap it. “The political space is closing,” says Tyler Cullis, a legal expert on the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. sanctions at the National Iranian American Council, a group that advocates for closer relations between the two countries. “The danger now is that [President Barack] Obama is going to leave office in six months with his signature foreign policy achievement on very shaky ground.

Rule of law bitches – deal with it. That’s what veterans and those we honor on Memorial Day fought for. Rule of law bitches – deal with it.

As with ObamaCare, Barack Obama’s gangster government thugs want to destroy the rule of law. But the rule of law will not go gently just because thugs threaten:

At a sit-down with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Seif demanded more sanction relief. “They need to do whatever is needed to honor their commitments,” the Iranian banker told an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington-based think tank. “Otherwise, the [nuclear deal] breaks up under its own terms.”

Probably the biggest source of friction is a U.S. law that bars Iran from using the U.S. financial system and the American dollar, even indirectly. The law, enacted in 2012, was aimed at punishing Iran for a variety of alleged sins: the country’s ballistic missile program, human rights abuses and state-sponsored terrorism. Because these issues haven’t been resolved, there is virtually no chance Congress would repeal the law in the foreseeable future, experts say. As long as that statute remains in place, foreign banks holding Iran’s funds in dollars will be wary of doing business with the country.

In April, Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in New York to try to resolve some of these issues. They reportedly agreed on an arrangement under which several European banks will process the transfer of roughly $6.4 billion worth of Indian oil payments to Tehran. According to Cullis, the Iran sanctions expert, the arrangement also will cover the transfer of Iran’s oil revenues locked up in Asian banks. It’s not clear, however, whether Iran will receive the money in dollars or some other currency.

The Obama administration insists U.S. law isn’t standing in the way of foreign banks doing business with Iran in other currencies—provided they aren’t dealing with sanctioned Iranian groups, such as companies linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Over the past few weeks, Kerry and other U.S. officials have spread out across the globe to help foreign bankers understand the maze of Iran sanctions and clarify potential penalties. “It’s just not as complicated as some people make it,” Kerry told reporters in London on May 10.

But so far, major European and Asian banks haven’t been mollified. Many have asked for clear guidelines from Washington so they don’t find themselves facing penalties like the nearly $9 billion fine that the French bank BNP Paribas paid in 2014 for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sudan and Cuba. U.S. officials won’t provide specific guidelines, saying instead that if banks have a question, they should direct it to the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the federal agency that oversees sanctions.

Experts say foreign banks are reluctant to engage with Iran for other reasons too. They cite Tehran’s outdated laws governing money laundering, as well as its lack of prohibitions against terrorist financing and corruption. “Because of a lack of transparency, it would be hard to have certainty that you’re not dealing with someone subject to sanctions or engaged in illicit activity,” says Katherine Bauer, a former Iran specialist at the Treasury Department.

Obama gangster government thugs like Lew and Kerry want to circumvent the rule of law with currency schemes to aid the Iran gangster government. Lew, Kerry, and the Obama gangster government won’t provide the “specific guidelines” to the banks because such guidelines would not mask, but rather expose, the lies Obama and his gangster government continue to spew. Lew, Kerry, and the Obama gangster government want the banks to engage in duplicity with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control in order to avoid transparent “specific guidelines” which would expose the lies Obama’s gangster government wants the banks to believe.

There is another reason why the Obama gangsters such as Lew and Kerry want to keep away from public “specific guidelines” and instead engage in secret talks with Iran’s gangster government. That reason is Donald J. Trump:

As Tehran waits to see if the administration can ease the banks’ concerns, opponents of the nuclear deal have been as voluble as ever. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, calls the agreement “disgusting” and the negotiators who crafted it “incompetent.” [snip]

Meanwhile, an influential lobby, United Against Nuclear Iran, is leading a major campaign to discourage European companies from doing business with Tehran, warning they could end up violating the remaining sanctions. On Capitol Hill, in addition to the push for further measures—a move experts say could torpedo the accord—some lawmakers are pressuring Boeing to pull out of a reported deal to provide Iran with passenger jets and other services. “We urge you not to be complicit in the likely conversion of Boeing aircraft to IRGC warplanes,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in May. And in one more blow to Iran, American pistachio growers convinced the administration to slap a 200 percent tariff on Iranian pistachios, effectively eliminating them from the U.S. market.

Friends of Israel should contact Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg.

Those who today honor the fallen on Memorial Day should also contact Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg.

Honor with respect our veterans and the fallen this Memorial Day. Then tomorrow fight against the Obama State Department government of thugs:

“Clearly it was expected that Iran would get an economic benefit from this deal,” said Douglas Maag, an attorney who specializes in trade sanctions at Clyde & Co, an international law firm. “They’re not getting that benefit because of the unexpected fact that the European banks won’t do business with them.”

On Thursday, the US Department of State joined the governments of France, Germany, and the UK in issuing a statement that fell just short of imploring European banks to conduct business in Iran in order to help its people and preserve the pact — a bizarre turnabout given the rocky relations between the US and Iran over the years.

“We will not stand in the way of permitted business activity with Iran, and we will not stand in the way of international firms or financial institutions’ engaging with Iran, as long as they follow all applicable laws,” the statement read. “We understand that firms may continue to have specific sanctions-related questions or concerns about doing business in Iran, and we stand ready to provide expeditious clarifications. We encourage firms to approach our governments to address remaining questions, rather than forgo opportunities due to misperceptions or lack of information.”

Take off the bunting of Memorial Day tomorrow and pick up the fight against Obama gangster government.

That the Iran deal is falling apart, like ObamaCare, is good news. Treachery on Iran and Muslim terrorism was a big promise from Barack Obama to the left. That promise is falling apart, to some extent, and that is good news.

Another Obama promise that goes right to the heart of Obama’s gangster government was race-baiting America for fun and profit. There’s good news on that front as well. The good news comes via rapper Snoop Dog:

Snoop Dogg Asks Fans to Boycott ‘Roots’: “Let’s Create Our Own Shit Based on Today”

“They going to just to keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh?” the rapper says.

Snoop Dogg has no plans to watch the Roots remake, and he’s telling his fans to also boycott the show.

The rapper sent out his message over social media on Monday.

I’m sick of this shit. How the f— are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “They going to just to keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh?”

The History channel’s revival is a four-part, eight-hour series that debuts Monday.

Snoop said he has no interest in new shows and movies — specifically mentioning 12 Years a Slave — that “keep showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.”

I ain’t watching that shit, and I advise you motherf-—ers as real n— like myself; f— them television shows,” Snoop said. “Let’s create our own shit based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F— that old shit.”

Snoop Dog is right. Barack Obama continues to race-bait for fun and profit but now black men like Snoop Dog are tired of the race-baiting.

Memorial Day has no skin color requirement. A fallen soldier is honored for his or her sacrifice not because of their skin color.

The new “Roots” was made for the Black Lives Matter race-baiting brigade. LeVar Burton and Valerie Jarrett continue to race-bait alongside race-baiter in chief Barack Obama. The new “Roots has been cleansed of “good” white people. Only bad white people in this “Roots”. The new Black Lives Matter Roots race-bait movie is celebrated at the White House in a bit of irony these race-baiters don’t understand.

Snoop Dog is right to boycott the new Black Lives Matter Roots. Black people today should reflect on the reality of today not turn Memorial Day into Race-Bait day.

Obama and his gangster government understand that race-baiting cows white people into submission in any debate. Snoop Dog understands that there is another side to the race-baiting. Obama style race-baiting as exemplified by the new Roots leads to black people feeling inferior and that things will never change. A black child constantly shown images of black oppression and white superiority is damaged – not empowered. Snoop Dog says ‘fu*k all that’. The gangsta calls out the gangster government and those that continue to sell the myth that long ago slavery is responsible for the problems of poverty and class in America today.

Sic ’em Snoop!

We think that’s good news. There’s one last bit of “good” news from us.

The last bit of “good” news from us is what we wrote in our first article of this year:

We have no doubt that 2016 will be a horrid year. We do not doubt that Barack Obama, like a wounded animal thrashing about, will continue his attempts to rip the Constitution and the fabric and future of the country. We also do not doubt that the next president, to be elected in 2016, will not merely “occupy” 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue but inhabit the White House with a commitment and love for America’s highest ideals and love for the nation and all its people. But first we will have to survive Obama’s last mile. We will survive, then thrive.

On Wednesday, May will be gone – it will be June. Six months of this horrid Obama last year almost gone. Six months gone. Soon there will be a new president and America will be great again. That’s good news.

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120 thoughts on “Iran Nukes And Snoop Dog Obama Roots Race-baiting: Good News On Memorial Day 2016

  1. Sweet Hope: “We will survive, then thrive.” – The gentlest, sweetest words, like rain from heaven.

    Thank you!

  2. 234 days too long, but finally our national nightmare will be over . It just struck me , as administrator pointed out, how insulting it must have been to many veterans thst on the eve of Memorial Day , Obama was tacitly apologizing for our dropping the bomb which universally is agreed to have saved hundreds of thousands of US armed forces lives . But there he was today laying a wreath at Arlington when we all know exactly how he feels about American soldiers . As for the Iran deal it was total BS from the start but Obama and his court Jews did everything to distort the fact that the deal clearly will enable Iran to have a bomb within months should it so desire. Bibi was the only one who stated the facts and he was treated as a villain while the Iranians where gift wrapped 150 billion in sanction relief and legitimized in capitals throughout Europe.
    I’ll be very interested in Hillary’s position on this given Irans breach by already testing long range ballistic missiles . I am not very confident given the spineless DNC allowing sore loser Sander’s to appoint ant- Israelis to the platform committee which seems like an ominous sign of How the Democratic Party views Israel .

  3. National Review (which I have avoided recently with their vitriolic hate spew) has an article explaining not so much Trump the candidate but voters displacing donors and the donors desires. This old Brit is in Europe and appears to be removed from the day to day scrum of the “right” scrounging for donor bucks at least directly and has a little more insight than the usual paid hacks of the media or is old enough to have a nest egg and not be as dependent on globalist money.

    “Working-class Trump supporters school the policy wonks.”
    ttp://www.nationalreview.com/article/435943/conservatives-republican-party-donald-trump-nationalists-intellectuals-working-class Long but well written, OSullivan gets into the weeds of “conservative” thought which is not especially edifying. The wonks are obviously bought. From Bill Krystal to Paul Ryan they are just stooges for major constituencies of donors really who come up with the “thought” to justify what the various donor classes want.

    Anyway the donor class (the example is defense contractor beloved by Bush II and Cheney) jettisoned large parts of the Republican voter base because their views didn’t line up with donors wants. But they have come roaring back and the “nationalists”, who have always been a part of conservative parties just as social and financial conservatives have, were supplanted by the globalists money. AMERICA FIRST is a horrible cry to the multinational corporatist who pays for the National Review writers to write their agit-prop.

    I see this long and somewhat rambling article as an early attempt to get the donor sponsored “conservatives” to stop the idiocy before they completely ruin themselves and they have lost anyway. The hostile takeover was done by the voters and Trump led and masterminded it.

  4. Political realignments are happening everywhere. Party labels are worth zero. The EU is heading for a massive crack-up. Tories and Labourites in the UK are on both sides of the Brexit. They can’t poll worth shit because the public is “shy” and won’t answer or outright lies. Women are breaking for Brexit because the cheap labor immigrants drive down their wages, take up all the housing, displace their children in school seats, overrun all the National Health Service providers, and terrorize them all over the place. Cameron and the poobahs of Labour think this is grand. The princes of the EU (with their bankers) are meeting secretly at palaces to try to figure out how to cover their salaries and hotel bills if the UK’s money stops getting shipped over to Brussels lobbyists in armored cars. And the entirety of Africa is trying to float over to Italy on rafts (towed by what looks like bass boats) that sink with 500 people packed on like anchovies. The loss of life is not getting the reaction it did last year. This is shaping up as a “tough shit” for the unrelenting bottomless poverty and need of the third world kind of year on both sides of the Atlantic.

  5. Most celebrities lend their name to a charity event or cause to raise awareness without necessarily donating their own money. Their celebrity status is enough to raise money. Trump raise nearly 6 million dollars for Vets and is ostracized by MSM. It is really a corrupt system that allows vicious reporting on certain people but gives others complete pass. It really is a rigged system.

  6. wow, foxy, that *was* explosive – and the military/senator from NH had no qualm speaking in Trump-ese, either lol “get your heads out of your butts!” lol

    Now I wonder who is the sleaze from ABC, anyone know? They didn’t show his face…

  7. Yes, that is who it was.

    He is the jackal that fainted when Donald used the term anchor baby to children born to illegals who come here to have babies and force themselves on our welfare program. Llamas is a buddy of that left wing radical Jorge Ramos who Trump threw out a meeting when he tried to take the microphone from Trump. The reason he was called a sleeze bag is because he lies. Frankly, Trump let him off light, and he asks why Trump called him a scumbag. He is 36 years old. He has been living with himself for exactly that long. If he does not know by now why he is a sleezebag, what possible good would it do to tell him. If someone is innocent, are the first words out of his mouth lets debate the issue, or are they an unequovical denial. The fact that Llamos did not raise that defense, is clear proof that not only is he what Trump called him, i.e. a sleeze bag, but he knows in his heart that he is a sleezebag. And when he enters the reception line they will whisper about him things like–is that man the scumbag? Was he born that way or was it his environment? Why did he fail to deny that he is a scumbag? etc.

  8. I think we can safely say that Lamas has had his 15 minutes of fame. Now he can beat a strategic retreat to where he belongs—Tiera del Fuego y el ten por el fin de mundo. Adios motherfucker. Take that little monkey Jorge with you. Don’t call us, we will call you, the twelfth of Never.

  9. Hmmmm…. just stumbled on this… they say people want to kill Trump, not because of the false charges of racism or sexism…. but because he won’t allow the NWO

  10. Oh no say it ain’t so, Joe. (That Shoeless Joe Jackson would be caught up in the Chicago Black Sox Scandal of 1919, set to music in the Broadway play Damned Yankees).

    Well . . . Joe was a piker compared to that cute little button faced manikin billed as Americas Sweetheart by her producers when first she hit the runway, and now that picture of gravitas, mature journalism and those hard hitting interviews that take down opponents of NWO.

    What can one say about big media and America’s sweetheart that was not said about the Five Points slum in New York City in the 1840s by no lesser of a personage than the English writer Charles Dickens:

    “Let us go on again, and plunge into the Five Points,” an appalled Dickens wrote in “American Notes,” published in 1842. “All that is loathsome, drooping and decayed is here.”

    And here. Right here. Notice, she defends the fraud and stand boldly beside her producer. Whether she conspired with the producer at the time, or simply approved it afterwards, whether she was a co conspirator or an accessory after the fact is of no moment. At a minimum she ratified this act of journalistic malfeasance, which is enough to hang her high as a journalist.

    https://youtu.be/oqORDVPA9w8

    https://youtu.be/oqORDVPA9w8

  11. In less enlightened times, they sent crazy uncles to the attic, and mass murderers to places like Eastern State Penitentiary where they could atone for their sins and find god in the four corners of a cell with no light and no fresh air. The suicide rate was slightly below 100%.

    Today, anti social types like Brian Williams find other ways to atone while they work off their contract. They send them to MSNBC which is the new home for the criminally insane. I have a sneaking hunch that in due course America’s sweetheart will be joining him.

  12. Now Hillary supporter Doug Schoen begins to see what is obvious, although he does not get 1/4 of the story… yet. He will at the convention when Hillary gets stabbed in the back with the knife she provided:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-might-not-be-the-nominee-1464733898

    Clinton Might Not Be the Nominee
    A Sanders win in California would turbocharge the mounting Democratic unease about her viability.

    There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president.

    How could that happen, given that her nomination has been considered a sure thing by virtually everyone in the media and in the party itself? Consider the possibilities.

    The inevitability behind Mrs. Clinton’s nomination will be in large measure eviscerated if she loses the June 7 California primary to Bernie Sanders. That could well happen. [snip]

    A Sanders win in California would powerfully underscore Mrs. Clinton’s weakness as a candidate in the general election. Democratic superdelegates—chosen by the party establishment and overwhelmingly backing Mrs. Clinton, 543-44—would seriously question whether they should continue to stand behind her candidacy.

    There is every reason to believe that at the convention Mr. Sanders will offer a rules change requiring superdelegates to vote for the candidate who won their state’s primary or caucus. A vote on that proposed change would almost certainly occur—and it would function as a referendum on the Clinton candidacy. If Mr. Sanders wins California, Montana and North Dakota on Tuesday and stays competitive in New Jersey, he could well be within 200 pledged delegates of Mrs. Clinton, making a vote in favor of the rules change on superdelegates more likely.

    Another problem: In recent weeks the perception that Mrs. Clinton would be the strongest candidate against Donald Trump has evaporated. The Real Clear Politics polling average has Mrs. Clinton in a statistical tie with Mr. Trump, and recent surveys from ABC News/Washington Post and Fox News show her two and three points behind him, respectively.

    Then there is that other crack in the argument for Mrs. Clinton’s inevitability: Bernie Sanders consistently runs stronger than she does against Mr. Trump nationally, beating him by about 10 points in a number of recent surveys.

    The worries about Mr. Sanders’s strength have stirred the beginnings of a capitulation to him—by the Clinton camp, in league with the Democratic National Committee—at the convention. To placate him, they have already granted Mr. Sanders greater influence over the party platform. Two divisive figures, Cornel West and Rep. Keith Ellison, have been added to the platform committee, ensuring that the party will be pulled further left. In addition to putting Mr. Sanders’s socialist nostrums on display, the platform negotiations are likely to spur an ugly fight over the U.S. relationship with Israel.

    Mrs. Clinton also faces growing legal problems. The State Department inspector general’s recent report on Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state made it abundantly clear that she broke rules and has been far from forthright in her public statements. The damning findings buttressed concerns within the party that Mrs. Clinton and her aides may not get through the government’s investigation without a finding of culpability somewhere.

    With Mrs. Clinton reportedly soon to be interviewed by the FBI, suggesting that the investigation is winding up, a definitive ruling by the attorney general could be issued before the July 25 Democratic convention in Philadelphia. [snip]

    There are increasing rumblings within the party about how a new candidate could emerge at the convention. John Kerry, the 2004 nominee, is one possibility. [snip]

    Mr. Biden would be cast as the white knight rescuing the party, and the nation, from a possible Trump presidency. To win over Sanders supporters, he would likely choose as his running mate someone like Sen. Elizabeth Warren who is respected by the party’s left wing. [snip]

    But with her poll numbers dropping, her legal headaches increasing, the Sanders candidacy showing renewed vigor, and Donald Trump looming as a wrecking ball for the president’s legacy, Mr. Obama and adviser Valerie Jarrett might begin sending signals to the Democratic National Committee and to the vice president that a Biden rescue operation wouldn’t displease the White House.

    Schoen is wrong. That is not how it will happen. Obama will make secret moves to destroy Hillary before/during the convention then the debate will be who will replace her. Biden, Sanders, will be the pawns used by Obama to open up the discussion. Then Obama will unveil, through henchmen, the person he wants.

  13. The polls that do matter are the state polls not the national polls. Two new ones published which have Trump in a strong position for this early in the cycle, before the conventions:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/herald_bulldog/2016/05/franklin_pierce_herald_poll_shows_tight_nh_race_trouble

    Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows tight NH race, trouble for Clinton

    The poll should cause some concern among Democrats who have counted on New Hampshire’s four electoral votes for the past three elections.

    Clinton was trounced in the primary by Sen. Bernie Sanders and now appears vulnerable even against the widely disliked Trump.

    http://www.monmouth.edu/assets/0/32212254770/32212254991/32212254992/32212254994/32212254995/30064771087/71c06fa8-e277-4d82-9ac1-38fa679864c8.pdf

    NEW JERSEY: CLINTON HOLDS NARROW LEAD OVER TRUMP IN GENERAL ELECTION

    In a head-to-head contest, Clinton currently has the support of 38% of New Jersey registered voters and Trump has the support of 34%.

  14. Krauthammer on Mr. French:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/05/31/krauthammer_third_party_candidate_would_be_terrible_trump_could_claim_he_was_stabbed_in_the_back.html

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Whatever name it is, I think it’s a mistake for conservatives to run another candidate with the explicit intent essentially of blocking Trump from winning. Either he’s going to win, he’s the nominee of the GOP, chosen by the people, he’s either going to win or not. And if he doesn’t win, he should not be able to claim he was stabbed in the back. That would be a terrible mistake in the future.

  15. The GOP establishment says the voters must be punished for not voting as ordered:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/05/31/wsj_editor_bret_stephens_trump_need_decisive_loss_so_republican_voters_learn_their_lesson.html

    In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Wall Street Journal deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens says that he wants Donald Trump to be the “biggest loser in presidential history,” so that that his brand of “ethnic conservatism or populism is so decisively rebuked” that Republicans will “forever learn their lesson.”

    “I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump,” Stephens said. “I will vote for the least left-wing opponent to Donald Trump and I want to make a vote to make sure that he has — that he is the biggest loser in presidential history since, I don’t know, Alf Landon or going back further. It’s important that Donald Trump and what he represents — this kind of ethnic quote, ‘conservatism,’ or populism be so decisively rebuked that the Republican Party, the Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way, shape or form. So they have to learn a lesson in the way perhaps Democrats learned from McGovern in ’72. George Will said let’s have him lose in 50 states. Why not Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, too?”

    Republican voters will forever learn their lesson. And then they wonder why Trump has won.

  16. wikipedia gave up precious little that is useful about Tom Llamas. But the caveats are funny:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Llamas
    This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it (see how) or discuss these issues on the talk page.
    This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (April 2012)
    This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (April 2012)

  17. Warren is in the mix somehow, she’s been practicing attack dog against Trump..a role of VP..

    One drop fauxahontis…

  18. admin
    June 1, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I looked up Stephens because I have never heard of him. He was raised in Mexico. The child of a chemical company executive. It appears the parents of little priss were from the US. I cannot tell you how bad the character of executives who went to Mexico (which is a shit posting for any corporation and usually only lasts a couple of years). Thugs, desperates, incompetents, or mental cases are usually sent there. And a chemical company during the time frame of this nut’s childhood! Horrors. Graft, corruption, bending the rules, no safety standards, etc and lots of dead chemical worker peasants. Sounds like mom and pop passed on their class consciousness to sonny. Then boob boy went to U Chicago (marxism) and the London School of Economics (expensive and for a certain class of boob). He is a flunky for the owners just like dear old dad only this one works for Murdoch instead of say the DuPonts. He has confused his status with his employers which happens with them all the time. He is at the WSJ on performance and sufferance and spilling the beans is not part of performance.

  19. Admin, you wrote: “Schoen is wrong. That is not how it will happen. Obama will make secret moves to destroy Hillary before/during the convention then the debate will be who will replace her. Biden, Sanders, will be the pawns used by Obama to open up the discussion. Then Obama will unveil, through henchmen, the person he wants.”

    Admin, at this time, I’m guessing that you are not ready to say whom you believe Obama will want as Hillary’s replacement. So, instead of asking who it is, I’ll ask you do you have a fairly good idea as to who you think it is? Or are you unsure?

    In addition, let me ask you: Why have you concluded that Obama does not want Biden?

    Next, what does Obama think of Kerry?

    Finally, assuming you have a suspicion as to who Obama might want, is it someone who is not often mentioned in articles like this?

    Obviously I’d be very interested if you want to share with us who you think Obama’s choice as replacement is. But my sense is you’re not ready to do that yet.

  20. I would be surprised if it were Kerry as he seems universally unpopular except in Europe and Tehran. Biden would make more sense , but who really knows what Obama and his inner circle have planned.

  21. foxyladi14, I am not sure he (Obama) likes Mooch any better then he likes Hillary.

    If he picked Valorie Jerrit he would have to assist her with massive election fraud and I don’t think the U,S citizens who cheated for him last two times are as “all in” this them. So it would have to be illegals paid with foreign money doing it – still something to worry about.

  22. Hello Everyone!

    It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on
    His44. However,I’m happy to be back and looking forward to joining you in enthusiastic, vibrant conversation.

    Hello WBB
    Hi GonzoTX (I’m now in TX too!)
    Hi Foxy
    Hi Henry
    Hello JBStonesfan.. (Recently spoke to Jan)
    Hi Admin.. (enjoy reading your great truly prophetic articles)

    Hi to everyone else… {waving}

  23. Foxy,

    Mexico is nothing but a big drug cartel, but I guess that is OK with the PGA..bunch of losers. Hope players don’t play and USA viewers don’t view. Know I, wont.
    And that’s BS, not having a sponsor. This is bowing to the the elites and Mexicans, plain and simple.
    Oh how sweet it will be when Trump is President!.
    Payback is a bitch!

  24. I think the removal of the PGA tour event from Trumps course to Mexico is bad for them and good for Trump. Furthermore, in both respects it is predictable. I also believe there will come a point where they want to bring it back and will lose that privilege.

    The PGA is a marketing organizations. Like all associations it is intensely political and wary of criticism. The tournaments it featured are financed by multinational corporations. Those corporations derive 70% of their profit from overseas. They are not a bell weather of public sentiment. In fact they are elitist and truth to tell they hate and fear the American People. Over the years I have had the privilege of meeting these schmucks. Most of the PGA management are bureaucrats who would like to be golfers only they lack the ability. Those who can do, those who cant become bureaucrats to trouble the living stream. This improvident move plays well into Trumps hand about US jobs going overseas. Next year at this time, they will have to man their pole vaults to get over the wall. I have played golf in Mexico. One of my favorites is Baja Mar. Gene Littler called it the most challenging course in the world, and from the tips he had a point. 250 yard carrying areas, blind greens, wind off the ocean is a factor. The one they refer to here cannot hold a candle to it, or to Doral.

  25. gonzotx
    June 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm
    Foxy,

    Mexico is nothing but a big drug cartel,

    A narco state for sure.

    Damned near a failed state.

  26. A Palestinian Terrorist Lives Matter have taken their murder and mayhem to Paris, and Obama is supportive of those efforts. So is Brett Stephens. But for those who have to live on the ground, a slightly different picture emerges:

    https://youtu.be/JdmQ9PN57l4

  27. Wow. It’s over already (I read a comment that it started at 6:40 PST, so 20 minutes early). IMO, it was different than other rallies. He seemed to be speaking faster, with none of those pauses he often has. And it’s not that he seemed unhappy, but I didn’t see the usual obvious happiness.

  28. Hello Everyone:

    Like Mrs. Smith1, it’s also been quite awhile since I last posted (the last election did me in) but I’ve always kept an eye on you all. Now I’m writing with a question… knowing that someone here can enlighten me.

    I just read an article that stated that Pagliano, the IT guy from Dept of State that installed Hillary’s home server, was going to invoke the fifth amendment at a scheduled deposition. I thought he was granted immunity, so I why would he do this? Will we ever get the straight story?

  29. Hello Mrs. Smith 1 and PaminPA. Please tell Jan she is missed. The blog is a little different than 08 😀, but the administrator has been quite accurate in the way things have played out this campaign . We have Hillary supporters , Trump supporters , but everyone seems unified in their dislike of Sander’s and relief that Obama will be out of office in 232 days.

  30. The answer to the question is the one we’ve been telling the idiots at Hillary2016 since last year: Yes!

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-31/is-trump-immune-to-the-attack-ad?int=a14709

    Is Trump Immune to the Attack Ad?

    Four years ago this month, Priorities USA Action, the Democratic super PAC created by former staffers of President Barack Obama, dropped the first in a series of television commercials created to brand Mitt Romney as a heartless corporatist whose business deals enriched him at the expense of struggling Americans.

    The initial negative advertising blitz, in tandem with Obama’s presidential campaign, is now widely credited with decisively defining Romney to the electorate early on and damaging his reputation to a point of no return.

    Fast-forward a full election cycle to the very same timespan, and Democrats again are seeking to stain a wealthy presumptive Republican nominee’s image with a catalogue of callous commercials.

    But 2016 is not 2012, and Donald Trump is no Mitt Romney. The New York City billionaire’s omnipresent candidacy within a nonstop new media atmosphere raises considerable doubts about whether a similar strategy can be as effective.

    Trump has crafted his own image before his opponents have been able to do it,” says Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. “Some of that is potentially negative, but people already know it. Romney was less well-known. The electorate’s total exposure to Romney at this point was lower than the electorate’s total exposure to Trump.”

    Priorities USA Action is attempting to pierce that theory with an advertising flight that is almost identical to what it produced in 2012. Four years ago, it put up $4 million in five battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia – to cast Romney’s career atop Bain Capital as a venture only “to make money.”

    They’re now in the midst of spending $6 million in four states – Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Nevada – framing Trump in a pair of spots as, according to a press release, “divisive, dangerous and offensive.” [snip]

    An African-American woman in her 50s reacted by saying, “I’ve heard all of this before. It has nothing to do with the main issues of running the country.” A female in her 50s said, “I thought it was a foul ad. I know what has been said and I don’t need to be reminded. I do not like dirty politics.” [snip]

    Jamieson believes that Trump’s aggressive instinct to rapidly respond in-person to any and all negative charges has provided him with a layer of defensive armor that Romney lacked. [snip]

    Try to remember a Romney news conference or rally that was taken live during the spring for more than a half-hour on all three cable news channels. Now try to think of a 48-hour period in which Trump didn’t command that type of ceaseless attention since the beginning of the primaries. [snip]

    But in an environment in which Trump can command or, more crucially, redirect a news cycle with a single series of late-night tweets, generating a consistently resonant line of attack on the airwaves will be a challenge to anyone attempting to leave a mark on The Donald.

    Read the entire article. Every single quote from “Democratic strategists” is idiotic. Trump will not be beaten by their tired playbook. Trump rewrote the playbook by turning upside down in the most extreme way the ratio of free media and paid media.

    Hillary is trying to rerun the 1996 campaign but this time she is not the incumbent, is not in the White House, and Trump is not Bob Dole.

  31. gonzotx
    June 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm
    Who can the cartels kidnap while hanging around in Mexico for a golf tournament? A player? A rich bunch of hangers on attendees? What kind of security are they going to have? Private or the local cops because ALL of them are hooked in with cartels. No one should attend especially players. The risk is enormous. The corporate poobah globalists won’t be at risk because they won’t be there. Kidnapping is one of the cartels major revenue streams. Idiots.

  32. The media is hammering in the spin on the polling as whites vs everyone else and especially non-college educated white males vs everyone else. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/31/donald-trump-is-splitting-the-white-vote-in-ways-weve-never-seen-before/ This article today does this spin but without mentioning the 800 pound gorilla (um, sorry!) in the room. Social class which seems to be shaping up as the REAL delineation point. Race, sex, ethnicity, region, age delineations are breaking down in this election.

    The media and political class are trying to drive a wedge between working class whites, working class Hispanics, working class blacks, and working class women. Education (some college or a college degree) is not as big of a delineation as they think especially in H1B dominated fields. Lots of college grads work in working class jobs in this stinko economy or come from that background and retain that class ethos.

    One of the things that the NeverTrumpers flog for all they are worth is class. It is the undercurrent of everything they say. AND it pops out how much they hate working class whites who are always their main competition to displace them in the economic and social pecking order which is often quite perilous since they are so mediocre and incompetent. They are having to look over their shoulder as a better, smarter, harder working, more virtuous competitor overtakes them. Bill Krystal, a pinhead dope mediocrity shill, has been overtaken by Trump as a “thinker”. The social order is in flux and they are afraid. Watch Obama stutter.

  33. Hi Mrs, Smith,
    So, glad your back! And now you live in Texas! Missed your insights.
    I would say jb is exaggerating a bit by saying posters here support Hillary, very few do, we have moved on for the most part..he and a few haven’t. They think she is just mouthing all the left wing crap to get elected.Somehow her decisions and actions as SOS and after, were not of her responsibility.
    Trump is our most imperfect messenger. Who would have guessed, lol, but he gets it.

  34. PaminPA
    June 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm
    ———————————-
    He’s afraid to have his deposition recorded via video or audio and then released purposefully or inadvertently to the public, so he invoked the 5th to eliminate that possibility entirely.

  35. The deposition is supposed to be for a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch rather than as part of an investigation by the FBI, so I guess he doesn’t trust the lawyers nor the court recording the deposition to keep it under wraps.

  36. Mormaer
    June 2, 2016 at 4:55 am
    ———-
    EXACTLY.

    It IS class warfare.

    It is survival in a broken economy and a bleak future.

    The elites want to bury us.

  37. The elites of this generation have reverted to the pattern of history. Democracies fail when they realize they can bribe people with their own money to give up their rights. Interestingly, 71% of the democrats say they will vote for Hillary even if she is indicted.

  38. No one should attend especially players.
    ——
    I hope they don’t.

    A new strain of Asian flu hit the tour that week.

    Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today, madam.

    How unfortunate.

  39. Losing Ground In Flyover America, Part 3

    New York City, New York
    May 30, 2016

    David Stockman: As we indicated in Part 2, the Fed’s crusade to pump-up inflation toward its 2% target by hammering-down interest rates to the so-called zero bound is economically lethal.

    The former destroys the purchasing power of main street wages while the latter strip mines capital from business and channels it into Wall Street financial engineering and the inflation of stock prices.

    In the case of America’s 43.4 million workers with a high school education or less, the Fed’s double whammy has been catastrophic. As we demonstrated yesterday, the employment-to-population ratio for this group has plummeted from 60% prior to the great recession to about 54% today.

    In round terms this means that the number of employed workers with a high school education or less has shrunk from 49.4 million to 43.5 million since early 2007. That’s nearly 6 million workers gone missing or 12% of the total just nine years ago.

    And as we documented yesterday this plunge is not due to aging demographics. The MSM meme that its all about the baby boom hanging up their spikes doesn’t wash; the labor force participation rate of persons over 65 has actually increased sharply in recent years.

    Chart 1

    But even those who have management to stay employed have suffered a devastating reduction in purchasing power. In fact, based on our Flyover CPI, each dollar of wages would buy 3.1% less annually or a cumulative of 70% less since 1999.

    And there can be little doubt that even more of the budgets of low wage households are consumed by the four horsemen of inflation—-food, energy, medical and housing—–than the 65% weight allocated to these necessities in our index.

    Chart 2

    By contrast, nominal wages rates for the high school and under group of 43.4 million workers have risen by less than 50% over the same period. That means drastic purchasing power compression

    http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/losing-ground-in-flyover-america-part-2/

  40. …let the guessing games begin on O’s stash for Prez…

    guess #1 Corey Booker and the O Coalition Brigade…

  41. No, I don’t think it would be Cory Booker. He was very skeptical of the Iran Deal, and he’s very close to AIPAC, whereas Obama is closer to J Street.

  42. Rattle Me This—–So What If The G-7 Fools Are Uncomfortable?
    by David Stockman • June 1, 2016

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    President Obama says that the feckless world leaders who squandered their taxpayers’ money on last week’s G-7 junket to Japan are “rattled” by Donald Trump.

    Bully for the Donald!

    These clowns need to be rattled—-right to their very bones. And we might as well start with our own snake oil salesman-in-chief.

    It seems that Obama can’t stop taking bows for the awesome recovery he claims to have presided over and the 14 million new jobs he claims to have created. Yet that’s as big a whopper as anything that Trump has ever let fly.

    In fact, at the February 2008 peak prior to the crisis, the BLS reported 138.5 million nonfarm payroll jobs compared to 143.9 million in April 2016. The net gain is thus only 5.6 million, and it means nearly 9 million or 61% of the 14 million new jobs our President has been crowing about are not “new” at all.

    Actually, they were “born-again” jobs, and even then they consist of lower paying and lesser quality jobs than the ones obliterated during the crash and so-called Great Recession.

    For instance, there has been a loss of 2.3 million goods-producing jobs in manufacturing, mining/energy and construction, paying an average of $58,000 per year; and these have been swapped for 1.9 million jobs in leisure and hospitality paying less than $20,000 per year.

    The White House may have somehow buried this in its awesome economy fibs, but it was surely noticed out in Flyover America where Trump has been striking a deep nerve of justifiable discontent.

    Needless to say, with an adult population that has grown from 233 million to 253 million since the eve of the crisis, the net 5.6 million of primarily low-quality/low pay jobs created since then don’t cut it. Behind all the White House bombast about jobs and recovery, there is a stinging rebuke embedded in even the BLS’ highly medicated and surely exaggerated jobs counts.

    To wit, the US economy has been creating net new jobs at the paltry rate of 56,000 per month over the last eight years, or at one-fourth the 200,000 per month growth rate of the adult population.

    That actually represents a worsening of the trend that has been underway since the turn of the century. There are still fewer prime age workers between 25 and 54 years holding full-time jobs than there were 16 years ago.

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    It is not surprising, therefore, that the employment-to-population rate remains in the sub-basement of modern history, and that among the most vulnerable elements of the labor force it has actually gone down for the count.

    As shown below, the employment rate for workers with high school diplomas but no college dropped from 60.5% before the crisis to 54.5% during the Great Recession; but since then it has not recovered one bit. That is, $800 billion worth of un-shovel ready fiscal stimulus and $3.5 trillion worth of Fed bond buying has had no impact, at all.

    Nor is it owing to the aging demographics of the baby-boom generation as per the standard Keynesian meme. For want of doubt, the graph also shows that the participation rate of workers over 65 years has rising sharply since 2008.

    The truth is, there are fewer full-time, full-pay breadwinner jobs in the US economy today than there were in December 2007. A snarkfest from the White House podium can’t change that reality in the slightest—–even as it does explain why the mainstream US press and world leaders alike have apparently been “surprised” by the fact that Trump has suddenly become the GOP’s presumptive nominee.

    Breadwinner Economy Jobs- Click to enlarge

    Indeed, the Trumpster has spooked the establishment at home and abroad because his improbable rise amounts to a repudiation of the whole era of Bubble Finance orchestrated by the world’s Keynesian central bankers and their governments. What has happened is that a simulacrum of prosperity has been confected with debt, stock market bubbles and soaring transfer payments.

    But that phony prosperity is palpably unsustainable, and even the unwashed voters of the flyover zones are figuring that out quickly. The truth is, Trump’s economic plan may be only semi-coherent at best and surely destabilizing to the extent that he would actually trigger a full frontal trade war.

    But here’s the thing. The status quo policies now grinding toward the cliff are no more viable. Is it not surprising, therefore, that flyover zone workers actually do wonder how government welfare and transfer payments can continue growing at 2X the gains in wages and salaries without ultimately impaling the country in debt and taxes.

    Government Transfer Payments Have Grown 2X Wages

    Year after year the G-7 jabber about stimulating growth and energizing the consumer, as they did again this time. Yet not once has the obvious been mentioned in a post-meeting communique. To wit, how can main street households be expected to shop until they drop when they are already buried in Peak Debt?

    In fact, all the momentary gumming about too much debt that accompanied the immediate months after the crisis has long since faded from the narrative entirely. After a 30-year borrowing binge, de-leveraging was needed more than anything else, yet not a dime of the $14.3 trillion of net debt taking on by the household sector through 2007 has been alleviated.

    Total Household Debt

    The story is even worse on the corporate side. Bloomberg posted a chart today which reminds us that it is the G-7 leaders who are out of touch with reality, not the GOP nominee who is decidedly unschooled in the double-talk and delusions of the leaders who gathered in Japan.

    At $6.7 trillion, corporate debt is now more than 2X its level on the eve of the last crisis, but that’s not the half of it. On the margin, virtually all of that gain has gone into financial engineering——that is, stock buybacks, unproductive and vastly over-valued M&A deals and various forms of leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations.

    Indeed, rather than crowing about a non-existent recovery in the flyover zones of the nation, the White House should be downright alarmed about what is happening to capital spending—–the very wellspring of capitalist growth. Since they peaked in mid-2014, nondefense CapEx orders (excluding aircraft) are down by nearly 12%, and are even well below their pre-recession levels.

    Needless to say, the financial and economic condition of the remainder of the G-7 nations is even more rickety than that of the US. So perhaps the purportedly “rattled” leaders who gathered in Japan could rattle us this: Why do they continue to pretend that Japan is not run by madmen who are a clear and present danger to the entire global economy?

    In a moment of exceedingly rich irony, the government of Japan actually requested a statement regarding the self-evident crisis brewing in the world financial system. But it was turned down by the balance of the G-7 on the grounds that acknowledging reality might cause the global bubble to burst. As was clinically explained by the mainstream media,

    “………Hence it is not entirely surprising that a coordinated response to an unevenly felt dynamic could not be reached at the G-7 negotiating table,” Maguire said. “Moreover, the G-7 is obviously aware of the ‘announcement effect’ the official communique has,” he said. “In such a situation, warning of negative risks and sentiment can become self-fulfilling.”

    Indeed, Prime Minister Abe had actually gone through a show of presenting documents to the G-7 indicating there was a danger of the world economy careening into a crisis on the scale of the 2008 Lehman shock.

    So was one of the clowns actually fessing up?

    Not at all. To the contrary, Abe has frequently said he would proceed with a planned increase in Japan’s sales tax in April 2017 unless there is an event on the scale of Lehman or a major earthquake. So he was simply looking for world leaders to confirm the basis for his intention to announce still another deferral of Japan’s absolutely unavoidable need to get its fiscal house in order:

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in sales tax by two and a half years, a government official said on Sunday, as the economy sputters and Abe prepares for a national election.

    Abe told Finance Minister Taro Aso and the secretary general of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Sadakazu Tanigaki, on Saturday of his plan to propose delaying the tax hike for a second time, until October 2019, said the official, who was briefed on the meeting.

    The prime minister, who has promised to announce steps on Tuesday to spur economic growth and promote structural reform, is also expected to order an extra budget to fund stimulus measures, just two months into the fiscal year and on the heels of a supplementary budget to pay for recovery from recent earthquakes in southern Japan.

    That’s right. Japan is still spending nearly double what it collects in taxes, and its public debt is heading for a catastrophic 250% of GDP. But these lunatics want to kick the can into the next decade, even as Japan Inc. races toward becoming a bankrupt retirement colony.

    No wonder they are rattled by the Donald. Were he to be elected President he just might show up at a G-7 summit calling a spade a spade.

    http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/rattle-me-this-so-what-if-the-g-7-fools-are-uncomfortable/

  43. The critical three paragraphs in re supra:

    Indeed, the Trumpster has spooked the establishment at home and abroad because his improbable rise amounts to a repudiation of the whole era of Bubble Finance orchestrated by the world’s Keynesian central bankers and their governments. What has happened is that a simulacrum of prosperity has been confected with debt, stock market bubbles and soaring transfer payments.

    But that phony prosperity is palpably unsustainable, and even the unwashed voters of the flyover zones are figuring that out quickly. The truth is, Trump’s economic plan may be only semi-coherent at best and surely destabilizing to the extent that he would actually trigger a full frontal trade war.

    But here’s the thing. The status quo policies now grinding toward the cliff are no more viable. Is it not surprising, therefore, that flyover zone workers actually do wonder how government welfare and transfer payments can continue growing at 2X the gains in wages and salaries without ultimately impaling the country in debt and taxes.

  44. jbstonesfan
    June 2, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Hello Mrs. Smith 1 and PaminPA. Please tell Jan she is missed. The blog is a little different than 08 😀, but the administrator has been quite accurate in the way things have played out this campaign .

    Yes, jb. After speaking to Jan, I sent her a link to the blog. I’m hoping she will reconsider coming back as Trump is a huuuge supporter of Israel and his daughter has converted to the Jewish faith. I am happy to see you are still here as part of the old guard Hillary supporters.

    (I guess I passed my re-initiation to the blog landing in the ‘dunk tank’ (spam box) my first post)

  45. gonzotx
    June 2, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Hi Mrs, Smith,
    “So, glad your back! And now you live in Texas! Missed your insights.”

    Thanks, Gonzo. East Texas is a world away from living in New England. I have renamed the town I’m living in Mayberry RFD. When I repeat it to the locals, out comes a million dollar smile in total agreement.

    “They think she is just mouthing all the left wing crap to get elected.”

    I thought so too at the beginning but now, she is in so deep, it would be impossible for her to recant and besides where would you hide if you crossed Soros?

    (still in the dunk tank.. Must be a different Admin.. who is unfamiliar with Ms Smith/Tellurian)

  46. Admin:

    gonzotx
    June 2, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Hi Mrs, Smith,
    “So, glad your back! And now you live in Texas! Missed your insights.”

    Thanks, Gonzo. East Texas is a world away from living in New England. I have renamed the town I’m living in Mayberry RFD. When I repeat it to the locals, out comes a million dollar smile in total agreement.

    “They think she is just mouthing all the left wing crap to get elected.”

    I thought so too at the beginning but now, she is in so deep, it would be impossible for her to recant and besides where would you hide if you crossed Soros?

    (still in the dunk tank.. Must be a different Admin.. who is unfamiliar with Ms Smith/Tellurian)

  47. I know it sounds strange, but this is why I believe that a net worth tax on the elites is essential to system stability and a sharing of the misery ahead, which is in the creme of the negotiation tradition. Given a choice between the survival of people, and another platter of caviar for our stall fed elites who advance through the system through family connections and Harvard degrees the choice for me at least is not a difficult one: off with their heads. In today’s WSJ we find an opinion peace by a Harvard professor forecasting death and endless night if Wall Street bites the bullet. Ditto he claims with the central bank. It is a carefully worded dissertation which says in effect you cannot have an economy without a central bank. How ironic that the first people to tell us we must have a Wall Street are the last people to clean up the corruption. It even gets down to the carriage houses like Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenerette, who were once thought to be the gold standard, Goldman being the universally acknowledged whore for all seasons. Turns out they are all whores and Wall Street is nothing more than a gold plated brothel. Its only rival is Washington DC. If you want to see a good movie about this I commend to your attention an old Paul Newman movie The View from the Terrace. That is one actor we should miss, because he was a man of integrity who did not toot his own horn. Clooney is the opposite. Clooney is a glory grabbing celebrity. Nothing more.

  48. Yes, but Booker ultimately caved on the Iran deal and back stabbed Israel whom he previously supported.

  49. Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Camille Paglia on Trump’s real strength and Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking

    The media covers for Hillary on her email scandal while Trump gallops through the non-stop artillery barrage

    CAMILLE PAGLIA

    Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Camille Paglia on Trump’s real strength and Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking
    Hillary Clinton sits with her husband former President Bill Clinton as they attend a ceremony after walking in a Memorial Day parade(Credit: AP)
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector General (who interviewed all four of the other living Secretaries of State of the past two decades) would have been the lead item flagged in screaming headlines from coast to coast. Let’s face it—the genuinely innocent do not do pretzel twists like this to cover their asses.

    Meanwhile, former Bill Clinton advisor and pollster Douglas Schoen gave the strongest signal yet in a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week (“Clinton may not be the nominee”) that worried backstage huddles in the Democratic party establishment are reaching fever pitch. The article’s floating of the idea of a Joe Biden-Elizabeth Warren substitute ticket (which I’ve been privately predicting to friends all year) is so evenly and magisterially phrased that I wondered if the text had been vetted by an approving White House. So this may be why Bernie Sanders (my candidate) has gone into overdrive—not to damage Hillary, as her acolytes spitefully claim, but to fight off the tactical insertion of Biden at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Sanders could rightly claim, on the basis of his long and strenuous primary campaign, that if anyone deserves the nomination vacated by a tarnished Hillary, it is he. If Sanders does defer to Biden, it will only be via enormous concessions, beginning with the unceremonious removal of devious DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    Over on the GOP side, Donald Trump continues to gain strength, despite the nonstop artillery barrage of Democratic operatives and their clone army in the mainstream media. Trump just rolls on and on, despite every foot-in-mouth gaffe that would stop a normal campaign cold. He’s terrific on the radio, I must say. Even though I do like Elizabeth Warren (I even believe she has Native American ancestry, although certainly not enough to qualify her for affirmative action), I burst out laughing in my car last week when I heard Trump confidingly say (like a yenta at Zabar’s deli), “She’s a woman that has been very ineffective—except that she has a big mouth.” His New York comic timing was spot on. I laughed out loud again this week when I heard Trump interrupt his press conference to tag an ABC reporter as “a sleaze”—at which I am sure thousands of other radio listeners heartily cheered. It’s been a long time since any major politician had the chutzpah to tell the arrogant, double-dealing East Coast media what most of the country thinks about them.

    There’s an absurdist, almost Dadaist quality to Trump’s candidacy, like Groucho Marx satirizing high society swells in A Night at the Opera or the radical Yippies trying to levitate the Pentagon at their 1967 antiwar protest. Trump routinely deploys all the subversive transgressiveness that campus Leftists claim to value. He goes straight as an arrow to the forbidden and repressed—as when he recently fearlessly raised the long hushed up case of the 1993 suicide of Vince Foster, the deputy White House counsel whom the Clintons had brought to Washington from Little Rock. Unfortunately, Trump mixed it up with baseless murder-conspiracy rumors, because there are already enough unanswered questions about the incident (such as possible illegal interference by Hillary’s staff in the official investigation and even the ambiguous issue of exactly where Foster died).

    Trump’s boisterous, uncensored id makes a riveting contrast to Hillary’s plodding, joyless superego. Listening to her leaden attempts to tell rehearsed jokes is collective torture. Hillary is not now, nor has she ever been, a member of the Comedy Party. But we’re talking about the presidency here, not an improv club. While I would love to see a Trump-style chief executive say “You’re fired!” to half the parasitic Washington bureaucracy, I have high anxiety about Trump’s shoot-em-up attitude toward international affairs. Exactly how long would it be after a Trump inauguration before the nuke-horned bull would be crashing around the Red China shop

  50. gonzotx
    June 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm
    Newman…the most handsome man in the world!
    —-
    Yes he was.

    And it came from within.

    He was watchable.

    In youth and in old age he could hold your interest.

    Most Hollywood stars of this era are not watchable.

    They are just not interesting people.

    And if they cannot hold your interest, then all the sound effects will not save them.

    Neither for that matter will a good script, but good scripts are likewise gone with the wind.

    It all political correctness, and who needs to hear one more syllable of that shit.

  51. The polls have been somewhat off . Bad sign that Sanders is tied with Hillary in CA. That would indicates she probably loses by 7-11%. I think she will win NJ by a couple % points.

  52. One of my former neighbors in Redlands, CA was this Ethiopian immigrant who never worked a day in her life since coming to the US and basically was a freeloader who lived on services provided for free by the state government while ranting about how oppressed blacks are. Naturally, she’s a Democrat voting for Sanders according to my other former neighbor who is voting for Trump.

  53. Admin: Mrs Smith is having difficulty getting on the blog. Its going into spam. She asked me to mention it. I told her she was scraping the bottle of the barrel asking me. I told her that with my intercession she might be permanently banned. Nevertheless, she insisted. I can only assume that nothing short of desperation would compel her to rely on me, but she did. If there is any way for her to get around the spam filter she would be grateful.

  54. gonzotx

    June 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Ryan endorsed Trump..

    Is this the kiss of death?
    ________________
    Ryan didn’t officially endorse Trump, only said that he would vote for Trump. Ryan had weak hand and he knew it. The only person this potentially hurts is Ryan. Trump has not even acknowledged it that I have seen.

  55. Trump warns Obama that if he hits the campaign trail ‘I’m allowed to hit him just like I hit Bill Clinton’ and says Hillary’s email scandal would have put others ‘in jail for two years already’
    President Barack Obama spent part of Wednesday easing into campaign mode by tossing a few criticisms in Donald Trump’s direction
    ‘Usually the answer is he doesn’t have an answer,’ he said in Indiana
    Trump responded hours later in California by warning that he could do to the president what he did to Bill Clinton
    Trump clobbered the former president with a reference to a ‘rape’ against a woman who lodged that allegation decades ago
    ‘He’s going to start campaigning,’ Trump predicted, and ‘If he campaigns, that means I’m allowed to hit him just like I hit Bill Clinton, I guess, right?’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3611774/Trump-warns-Obama-hits-campaign-trail-m-allowed-hit-just-like-hit-Bill-Clinton-says-Hillary-s-email-scandal-jail-two-years-already.html#ixzz4AUsQZoZg
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  56. wbboei – I’ve cringed the several times over these many peaceful years when you have mentioned her name. I stopped posting because of her, and only returned when she had her blowout and left in a huff. All I have to say is, she better not start bullying people again. And regardless, I for one will have nothing to do with her.

  57. like it or not, Hillary kicked ass in her speech yesterday. She not only kicked Trumps ass, he walked right into the trap she set with his rebuttal.

    I’ll try and find a link to post the speech.

    It’s game on, boys and girls.

  58. Trump has to counterpoint every foreign policy statement Hillary made. Childish rants ain’t going to cut it.

  59. I like to try to be honest with myself and in my opinions…

    I think Donald is making a mistake in spending so much time talking about himself…the judge, the court case, etc, etc…

    fine…mention them…then get on with what you want to do for the people, the country and “making America Great Again”…i understand the case with the judge is political…but people who are struggling really don’t want to hear about it over and over again…

    the other big mistake I think Donald is making is he continues to step on his own good news and good stories…he seems to purposefully stomp on his good news to continue to create controversary…yes i get it, he wants to expose the press…

    but Donald, take in the good news…let it simmer…let the people absorb your wins…why must he continually exhaust the ethers with some fights that are really not worth it…FOCUS on what he is going to do for the country (not what the country will do for him)

    …just as, imho…Hillary has sounded so screecy, loud and yes, shrill…now, imo…Donald is beginning to sound the same way…

    I understand he has a small group that advises him however if he cannot ‘pivot with grace’ how he is going to add more voters beyond his current base…

    sometimes Donald just says some things that are so frivolous…and foolish…

    if Donald wants to win…really wants to win and become President of the USA…again, imho…he has got to show some maturity and growth…and offer some reassurance to people on the fence if he wants them to get on the Trump train…

  60. alcina
    June 3, 2016 at 7:06 am
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    I do not think it matters much what Hillary says about Trump.

    For her entire career she has attacked Republicans so this will be discounted accordingly.

    The point that rings in the ears of voters is the point he keeps repeating.

    Bengahzi and crooked Hillary and Wall Street.

    A friend of mine who does not like Trump concedes this much”

    He is a marketing genius, he is nimble, policy arguments are for dullards, he can light up a room.

    This is where the elites miss the boat.

    She has to attack Trump but it is pretty futile.

    And the big media attacks have backfired and they will continue.

    Real people don’t get excited about policy arguments.

    They do not move them.

    This I have learned from bitter experience.

    Hillary is a policy wonk.

    Trump is an entertainer.

    When a rock meets a pitcher you know its going to be bad for the pitcher.

    Likewise, when a brash comedic entertainer meets a plodding policy wonk in what big media calls a debate, and realists call a survival contest which is the antithesis of a debate

    It will be bad for the policy wonk.

    So when you say game on I say

    Never wish for anything too much

    Because, unless I am very wrong (which is always a possibility, but not a likely one)

    That is the game.

  61. alcina
    June 3, 2016 at 7:28 am
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    He tweeted that she made all those things up. Since many of his supporters already think she is a liar because of Benghazi and the emails, they will believe him.

  62. Let me clarify: policy arguments are for staffers, not executives. Executives give direction and when necessary command the ship. The bilge may be leaking, the turbines may be switching, the navigational system may need to be reboxed, but the captain does not do this nor is it important that he know how to do it, not in the days when we had a fighting navy as opposed to a socially engineered one. So when these dweebs from big media ask him what the obscure name of some foreign enemy is–which they would not know either except they looked it up, the question misfires. For some it simply misfires. For most it backfires.

  63. wbboei and tony stark

    I hope you are right. But as “S” stated, I just wish Trump would show some maturity and growth in his some of his responses.

  64. alcina
    June 3, 2016 at 7:28 am
    Trump has to counterpoint every foreign policy statement Hillary made.
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    Like Obama did in 2008.

    A lot of this attack stuff will not stick.

    Whatever is left can be dealt with through a counter attack.

    The rhetorical advantage lies with the attacker–or counter attacker.

    The disadvantage lies with the party who feels compelled to answer each allegation point by point.

    He is not going to play her game. He is not going to play big media’s game.

  65. alcina

    June 3, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Trump has to counterpoint every foreign policy statement Hillary made. Childish rants ain’t going to cut it.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    No, he doesn’t. The only foreign policy point he has to make, and has made, is we’re going to get stronger and we aren’t taking any shit.

  66. I hope you are right. But as “S” stated, I just wish Trump would show some maturity and growth in his some of his responses.
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    Yes. In an ideal universe. But that is not him. The old question Milton Friedman asked when someone asked him to do something impossible, i.e. does a cat bark. Here is the larger point: can you name me anyone else who has been under 24 hour attack from all sides, and survived, as he has? I doubt it. But assuming you could the next question would be—did they maintain their composure and civility 24/7? And if they did not, is that really a character flaw? Before anyone answers yes, they should walk twenty miles in his shoes. He may be a billionaire, but he is still a human being, unlike Eric Schmidt of Google, whose head would look good severed from his head and mounted on a pole, courtesy of that man for all season, Count Dracule.

  67. wbboei

    I am a total worry-wart and will continue to be a nervous wreck through November 8, 2016. It is always good to hear your calming words. Thanks.

  68. The only foreign policy point he has to make, and has made, is we’re going to get stronger and we aren’t taking any shit.
    ———-
    And when big media, armed with their little gotcha question raises their hand and stands up to ask a question, he is right to point out how corrupt they are, and answer it or not which is what politicians do. That fucking press badge does not give them a right to demand that a candidate must answer every stupid self serving question they ask. The evidentiary rules about competence, relevance and materiality have some application here. Those jackals assume too much and part of the sport of it now is bouncing their little heads off the ring mat. No one who understands their corruption will have any objection.

  69. alcina

    June 3, 2016 at 9:44 am

    wbboei and tony stark

    I hope you are right. But as “S” stated, I just wish Trump would show some maturity and growth in his some of his responses.you
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    MAJOR with you there. Seemed like there was a while before the last round of primaries that he seemed to act a little more reasoned. He really needs to tone down the kneejerk stuff.

  70. Admin at the top of the thread made the point better than I could:

    Donald J. Trump had a great day yesterday. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton attacked Trump brutally:

    Trump’s response? Trump did not address Hillary’s attack substantively. Instead, Trump, wisely, for the benefit of his campaign we believe, mostly attacked Hillary on her delivery of the speech such as her reliance on a TelePrompTer.

    Why was Trump wise to not address Hillary’s critique on a point by point basis? Because Hillary’s problem right now is Bernie Sanders not Trump. Yesterday a poll published today indicates Bernie Sanders one point above Hillary in California – a state Hillary was supposed to win easily and grandly. Hillary Clinton attacks against Donald Trump only serve at this point to infuriate further Bernie Sanders supporters who don’t like Hillary ignoring Saint Bernard and presuming she has the nomination in hand even though as of today the battle is not yet over until Bernie Sanders and his band of kooks surrender. Hillary does herself no favors with Sanders’ supporters when she ignores Sanders to attack Trump.

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