Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Happy Halloween

Lisa Benson Comic Strip for October 13, 2018


Gillum hits back at Trump after president calls him 'a thirf'

Facebook suddenly banned ads from a start-up that offers users an alternative to a Facebook product

Bezos loses $19 billion ...

Democrats are worried they have no real message ahead of midterms

Lawsuit accuses Trump family of peddling get-rich schemes

This market reminds Jim Cramer of one of the worst declines he's ever seen

Trump may answer Mueller questions post-election, Giuliani says ...

Expert: Libya second Islamic State 'caliphate'

Pentagon to send 5,200 troops to the border

Indonesia searching for clues in crash of Lion Air brand-new Boeing jet with 189 aboard

[Trump] Approval: 50% ...

Bolsonaro supporters tell Brazilian Socialists: 'Go to Cuba'

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Way We Are

Who doesn't agree? (Please don't say Trump ...)


My daughter, like many young women, a liberal, was upset this morning because of Trump's threat to issue an executive order eliminating birthright citizenship. Now, this obviously seems a pre-midrem stunt and likely will not happen. But, as I explained to my daughter, there are lots of foreign women who fly to the U.S., have their baby, then fly home ... giving their child American citizenship ... not fair. However, it is very unlikely that Congress and/or the courts will let Trump have his way with such an executive order.

But, I have a suggestion -- Congress should pass a law or, if necessary, a Constitutional amendment, restricting birthright citizenship to only those who, if born in the U.S. of aliens, must also live here until the age of 5 and cannot have been wards of the state in the meantime.


Excluded Middle

Liberals find comfort in a society that is polarized economically ...  where the middle class is shrinking and the poor and wealthy growing ... like what is happening now in California. (The reason for the chaos there?) To the contrary,  conservatives rely on a vibrant middle class as a stabilizing societal force .. like what is returning to fly-over America under Trump.

Interestingly, Barack and Michelle Obama have both literally signed onto the Black Liberation Theology movement ... a major tenet of which is the elimination of  "middleclassedness" ... see: Wikipedia Entry. This objective also seems to be on the hidden agenda of the globalists.

Now, I am beginning to understand! The fog is liftting  ... globalists (and socialists) are bipolar and try to exclude the middle  ...


Trump cabinet exodus likely after midterms

IBM to acquire Red Hat in deal valued at $34 billion

Michael Moore reveals footage of bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc at Trump rally ...

Macron fumes after Belgium chooses British-American F-35s over Euro jets

Brazil elects far-right congressman Bolsonaro to presidency

Trump celebrated the stock market surge in 2017' but he's been quiet about this year's decline

China's first private rocket fails after launch ...

Florida poll: Republican Gov. Scott toed with Dem. Nelson

Trump officials irked that Border Patrol Union endorsed 3 Senate Democrats

Indonesia says Lion Air pass anger flight from Jakarta to Sumatra has crashed

Poll: Dead heat in 3 Senate races ...

Paul Ryan: Conservatives now practice  Alinsky's 'tribal identity' politics

Monday, October 29, 2018


An honorable politician is as rare as a celibate priest. -- Anon.

Quotable Quote

There is no avoiding war. It can only be postponed to the advantage of others. -- Machiavelli


Hate is a non-nutritious snack food ... secreted in everyone's pantry of emotions. It is easily obtained and addictive. Over indulgence quickly wrecks one's well being. You are no longer consuming hate ... hate is cionsuming you. -- Anon.


Trump: 'This was anti-Semitic at its worst'

Here's why one Wall Streeter thinks the Fed should take a breather to stabilize the battered market

Humanoid granted visa ...

... [Pittsburgh] Killer posted anti-Trump comments on social media

White House tempers hopes of retaining House control

Former President Jimmy Carter lives in a $167,000 house and shops at Dollar General

Control of Senate may hinge on Mississippi runoff ...

Synagogue shooting suspect passed background check

Bolton says Putin has been invited to visit Washington in early 2019

Saudi Arabia says kingdom to prosecute Khashoggi killers, lauds U.S. ties

Migrants refuse housing, jobs in Mexico ... 'We want America' ...

Grassley refers Amerati to DOJ for second criminal probe

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mueller's Team

Mayor Snarky

Half of America is no longer welcome in DeBlasio's New York City ...


Trump fumes after mail bomber 'interrupts' his campaign message

Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second largest company by market value

At least 11 shot dead at Pittsburgh synagogue ... 'All Jews must die'

Cruz leads big money Beto in Texas bu 6 points

Trump fears Florida wipeout

The rising dollar is a major reason for this market sell-off, and it's only getting worse

Netanyahu makes surprise visit to Oman ...

Senate Democrats demand Trump import at least 800K refugees per year

Papadopoulos threatens to pull out of Mueller plea agreement

The FBI is reviewing Tesla's Model 3 production numbers as part of a criminal probe: WSJ

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches ...

Russia: 'No reason not to believe' Saudi version of Khashoggi's  death

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Power line Pic


GOP see new bomb scare victim: Trump

'It's Christmas in October' Avenatti vows to put Supreme Court's Kavanaugh 'on trial'

NATO shows military might in giant exercises ...

Poll: Republican Desantis takes lead over Socialist Gillum in Florida race

Democrats make another big ad buy for Menendez

Amazon drops on revenue and guidance miss

Venezuelan exiles turn to prostitution to feed families ...

Facebook censors ads with newborn and ultrasound photos

Trump's drug plan losing ground in healthcare messaging

Morgan Stanley: Markets begin to 'sniff out' Republican sweep in midterms

USA to send 800 more troops to Mexican border ...

Report: New Jersey GOP candidate received letter threatening his kids

Friday, October 26, 2018


It is better to vote for the one who promises you least ... for then you will be less disappointed. -- Anon.


Tromp decries 'political violence' after years of stoking it

Strong economy halts 10 years of Medicaid growth as more Americans earn too much to qualify

NYT: China and Russia listened in on Trump's personal phone calls ...

Media blasts Trump for 'hate parade,' not blaming himself for bomb scares

Poll: Feinstein holds wide lead in California Senate race

America's closest Asian allies are all pushing for closer ties -- with India

Bannon holds rally for Republican candidates but none show up ...

Fact check: Yes, Andrew Gillum signed radical group's pledge

Pompeo was 'snubbed' by Beijing. Now China wants to be friendlier

China will never give up an inch of territory, defense minister says

Inside China's internment camps: Tear gas, Teasers and textbooks ...

Romney on Democtats' bomb scares: 'Hate acts follow hate speech'

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Rational Mind (cont.)

For those who could not get through the WSJ paywall on the A Rational Mind posting, here is the article. Read it please. You won't be sorry ...

The Real Reason They Hate Trump

Every big U.S. election is interesting, but the coming midterms are fascinating for a reason most commentators forget to mention: The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s international position is strong. In foreign affairs, the U.S. has remembered in the nick of time what Machiavelli advised princes five centuries ago: Don’t seek to be loved, seek to be feared.
The contrast with the Obama years must be painful for any honest leftist. For future generations, the Kavanaugh fight will stand as a marker of the Democratic Party’s intellectual bankruptcy, the flashing red light on the dashboard that says “Empty.” The left is beaten.
This has happened before, in the 1980s and ’90s and early 2000s, but then the financial crisis arrived to save liberalism from certain destruction. Today leftists pray that Robert Mueller will put on his Superman outfit and save them again.
For now, though, the left’s only issue is “We hate Trump.” This is an instructive hatred, because what the left hates about Donald Trump is precisely what it hates about America. The implications are important, and painful.
Not that every leftist hates America. But the leftists I know do hate Mr. Trump’s vulgarity, his unwillingness to walk away from a fight, his bluntness, his certainty that America is exceptional, his mistrust of intellectuals, his love of simple ideas that work, and his refusal to believe that men and women are interchangeable. Worst of all, he has no ideology except getting the job done. His goals are to do the task before him, not be pushed around, and otherwise to enjoy life. In short, he is a typical American—except exaggerated, because he has no constraints to cramp his style except the ones he himself invents.
Mr. Trump lacks constraints because he is filthy rich and always has been and, unlike other rich men, he revels in wealth and feels no need to apologize—ever. He never learned to keep his real opinions to himself because he never had to. He never learned to be embarrassed that he is male, with ordinary male proclivities. Sometimes he has treated women disgracefully, for which Americans, left and right, are ashamed of him—as they are of JFK and Bill Clinton.
But my job as a voter is to choose the candidate who will do best for America. I am sorry about the coarseness of the unconstrained average American that Mr. Trump conveys. That coarseness is unpresidential and makes us look bad to other nations. On the other hand, many of his opponents worry too much about what other people think. I would love the esteem of France, Germany and Japan. But I don’t find myself losing sleep over it.
The difference between citizens who hate Mr. Trump and those who can live with him—whether they love or merely tolerate him—comes down to their views of the typical American: the farmer, factory hand, auto mechanic, machinist, teamster, shop owner, clerk, software engineer, infantryman, truck driver, housewife. The leftist intellectuals I know say they dislike such people insofar as they tend to be conservative Republicans.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama know their real sins. They know how appalling such people are, with their stupid guns and loathsome churches. They have no money or permanent grievances to make them interesting and no Twitter followers to speak of. They skip Davos every year and watch Fox News. Not even the very best has the dazzling brilliance of a Chuck Schumer, not to mention a Michelle Obama. In truth they are dumb as sheep.
Mr. Trump reminds us who the average American really is. Not the average male American, or the average white American. We know for sure that, come 2020, intellectuals will be dumbfounded at the number of women and blacks who will vote for Mr. Trump. He might be realigning the political map: plain average Americans of every type vs. fancy ones.
Many left-wing intellectuals are counting on technology to do away with the jobs that sustain all those old-fashioned truck-driver-type people, but they are laughably wide of the mark. It is impossible to transport food and clothing, or hug your wife or girl or child, or sit silently with your best friend, over the internet. Perhaps that’s obvious, but to be an intellectual means nothing is obvious. Mr. Trump is no genius, but if you have mastered the obvious and add common sense, you are nine-tenths of the way home. (Scholarship is fine, but the typical modern intellectual cheapens his learning with politics, and is proud to vary his teaching with broken-down left-wing junk.)
This all leads to an important question—one that will be dismissed indignantly today, but not by historians in the long run: Is it possible to hate Donald Trump but not the average American?
True, Mr. Trump is the unconstrained average citizen. Obviously you can hate some of his major characteristics—the infantile lack of self-control in his Twitter babble, his hitting back like a spiteful child bully—without hating the average American, who has no such tendencies. (Mr. Trump is improving in these two categories.) You might dislike the whole package. I wouldn’t choose him as a friend, nor would he choose me. But what I see on the left is often plain, unconditional hatred of which the hater—God forgive him—is proud. It’s discouraging, even disgusting. And it does mean, I believe, that the Trump-hater truly does hate the average American—male or female, black or white. Often he hates America, too.
Granted, Mr. Trump is a parody of the average American, not the thing itself. To turn away is fair. But to hate him from your heart is revealing. Many Americas were ashamed when Ronald Reagan was elected. A movie actor? But the new direction he chose for America was a big success on balance, and Reagan turned into a great president. Evidently this country was intended to be run by amateurs after all—by plain citizens, not only lawyers and bureaucrats.
Those who voted for Mr. Trump, and will vote for his candidates this November, worry about the nation, not its image. The president deserves our respect because Americans deserve it—not such fancy-pants extras as network commentators, socialist high-school teachers and eminent professors, but the basic human stuff that has made America great, and is making us greater all the time.
Mr. Gelernter is computer science professor at Yale and chief scientist at Dittach LLC. His most recent book is “Tides of Mind.”


This bomb went off ...

Quotable Quote

"Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, grew lean as he assailed the seasons." -- Edward Arlington Robinson


Undercover FBI agent got Gillum 'Hamilton' tickets, texts show

Trump directly attacks Fed Chairman Powell, saying 'Obama had zero' interest rates

Gillum hot in Florida ... Up 6

Bolton: Russia 'understands' Trump's real ason for canceling nuclear treaty

RNC moves millions to House and Senate campaign arms

China talks up the stock market amid lurking concerns about share buyback loans

[Nate] Silver: 85% Dems take the House ...

... Pompeo: US revoking visas of Saudi official involved [in Khashoggi killing]

Rock Scott battles the pollsters in Florida Senate race

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volker thinks 'we're in a hell of a mess'

Caravan swells to 14,000 ...

Mike Pence: Honduran [Pres.] Perez told e Venezuela funding caravan

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Rational Mind

I love good concise writing ... particularly when it reflects my mind's inner workings. Such is from a Yale Computer Science professor, David Gelernter. See: The Real Reason They Hate Trump. It is refreshing to discover a liberal professor who is no ta total moonbat. My only parting with his points is that Trump seems brighter than he gives him credit. Trump often seems to see beyond the horizon. Anyhow, please, please read this man as he is deserving ... and try to empty your heart of some of your burning Trump hatred ... he is not deserving.

For you who find this auricle behind a paywall, keep trying. For me, on the second try it wasn't.

Afterward: Or go to A Ratiomal Mind (cont.)

Crowd Size

Photos: Numbers at Trump Rally Dwarf Those at Obama Event

Obama vs. Trump


[Kamala] Harris makes a big first impression in Iowa

Chinese official tells American investors at meeting: We don't fear a trade war

Obama compares Trump to 'tin pot dictatorship' ...

[Trump] ... Jokes he will nominate Hullary Clinton to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court halts Wilbur Ross deposition

Explosive device found near the home of George Soros in an upscale New York suburb

Update: Willa becomes a Catagory 5 storm off Mexico ...

Trump challanges media bring cameras and investigate caravan ...

Trump, at Criz rally, hits immigration as reason to vote GOP

[Pound] Sterling could certainly tank -- but it won't be due to Brexit

Doctors brace for surge in polio-like cases ...

Update: Wife fears Interpol chief dead [in Chinese custody] ...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

P.T.Ba rnum

Watching President Trump drone on at his Texas rally last night I can once again understand why so many swells find him unpalatable and infuriating. He is fast and lose with his rhetoric which excites and sways his enormous crowds to his way of thinking. His speech is far from sophisticated. He is often braggadocios. He is repetitious. He is even sometimes crude and cruel. And, every once in a while, he self effaceds He is a consuming huckster showman in the mold of P.T. Barnum.

But what gets the swells blood boiling most is that he has his enormous crowds in the palm f his small hand. They are constantly cheering or jeering depending on Trump's target. They are his people ... and I think he has not yet even reached the peak of his appeal.

But how can we who don't consider ourselves swells, how can we support him?

Because of what he is doing. The liberal elite in America have, over the last half century, built a fortress of globalistic claptrap. Hiding behind the media's ranparts, our academics, corporate poobahs and entertainment glitterati have been willing to urinate on most of this nation's morals and institutions ... which once formed our nation's backbone. This cabal was so powerful that even the conservative movement was willing to satisfy themselves with just occasional moments in the sun.

But Trump has banished these moneylenders from the temple ... and vast swaths of the American people see the possibility that their voices might once again be heard. And now they see it happening hrgh to this uncouth man with the orange hair ... who is giving them jobs, security, less government, and renewed pride in their country.

And, for this, they are willing to suffer a little of P.T. Barnum's hokum.

Identity Politics

From Mostly Cajun blog ...


'Campaign Gold': McConnell delivers election gift to Manchin and red state Dems

China stocks surge more than 3.9 percent, extending Friday's rally

Caravan swells to 5,000 ... vows to reach USA

Feds draft plan to discard Obama's transgender ideology

Donald Trump learns to love his haters

Don't believe the doves: US trade disputes likely to escalate after the midterms

Mueller examines conflicting accounts of Roger Stone ...

Economic profiles of 50 states reveals GOP represent the poor, Dems the rich

Russia slams U.S. withdrawal from arms treaty as 'blackmail'

Quake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off of Canada's British Columbia

Texas MAGA crowd in line 24+ hours before event ...

Poll: Majority of Americans oppose 'assault rifle' ban ...

Monday, October 22, 2018

Obvious Truth #38

A generous welfare state coupled with a poorly designed and enforced immigration system is a lethal combination. -- Anon.

Fractured Definition

Adverse -- A sung TV commercial.


Newest security worry: Trump without Mattis

Uber claims only a handful of women drivers in Saudi Arabia, whole it's local rival Careem claims 2,000

Mexico slows caravan? Thousands stranded

Dodgers beat Brewers in game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

Sanders admits his age is an issue in 2020

Elon Musk's extreme micromanagement has wasted time and money at Tesla, insiders say

Mass rally in London for new Brexit vote ...

EPA reverses Obama era last minute uranium mining regulations

Trump: U.S. to withdraw from arms treaty with Russia

Trump, European leaders call Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete

Germany urges global tax for digital giants ...

... French flee to Hungary to escape mass migration

Sunday, October 21, 2018


But he did call Stormy Daniels "horseface."

Obvious Truth #37

Allowing biological (transgender) men who merely identify as women to compete unconditionally  in female sports will surely destroy these contests. -- Anon.


In MAGA world, Trump's jokes always land

UBS said to warn staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing

Trump praises congressman who body-slammed reporter ...

EU 'secretly' plots to control UK taxes after Brexit and block cuts

Saudis confirm Khashoggi death, claim he died in a 'fist fight'

New York man arrested for threatening to kill two US Senators over backing Brett Kavanaugh

Beto supporters can't name any of his accomplishments ...

Facebook deletes disabled vet's page -- after taking $300K in ads

Pompeo: America is reaching 'moment of crisis' on immigration

Democrats want to repeal Trump's tax cuts and replace them with payouts for the poor

STAR IS BORN: Nikki Haley headlines Al Smith dinner ...

Nancy Pelosi hints at her successor: Adam Schiff

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Another Powerline Pic

Election Fraud

Voter fraud is a toxic subject. Those who clearly benefit most from this scourge, generally Democrats, have many defenses against such accusations -- VOTER SUPPRESSION! ...  YOU HAVE NO PROOF! ... RACIST! ... ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE!  ... etc. And when a recent effort was started to size this travesty, it was met with vigorous push back ... particularly in Democrat states ... resulting in the abandonment of this effort.

But what then is the incontrovertible response to this demagoguery -- well, that there are 3.5 million more registered voters in the United States than living adults ... see: Investor Business Daily Article. Wow! If this be the case, then, since not all living adults necessarily register to vote, the disparage between these two numbers clearly must be much larger than 3.5 million. There are only two possible explanations for this disparity ... a number of dead people ... and many illegal immigrants ... both groups seem to be very diligent in pursuing their civic responsibility for voting.

This tells me ... and President Trump ... that our democracy is under assault by the demagogues who deny or even abet this fraud. What is even more disturbing is that these deniers must know that they are lying and are invested in continuing this felony.

So next time you see these false protesters ... denying that voter fraud exists ... treat them with the same diversion that you would treat the voting fraudsters themselves.

Afterthought: Maybe the only time we will correct  this malfeasance is when the Latino and black voters start preferring Republicans ... it could happen.

After afterthought; Actually there is a third possibility -- the same live person registered in multiple locations ... likely small except for students ... and should be easy to fix.

Power line Pic


There was a honey from New Bern

Who was very much of a slatern.

Her house was a mess

As she was in her dress.

She wasted most days in a tavern.


House Republicans could (barely) hold onto the House

China reports economic growth below expectations -- its worse pace since the financial crisis

Paper:TX Dems ask non-citizens to register to vote ...

2018 Poll: Immigration 'most important' issue for GOP voters

Trump, at rally, hints at conspiracy theory for migrant caravan

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just introduced a 'lower-cost, mid-range' Model 3 via Twitter

Leak: Kelly, Bolton [in] profane shouting match outside Oval Office ...

U.S. offers $10M reward for Mexican drug kingpin

Kamala Harris proposes bid new middle-class tax break

Trump's trade war is forcing Beijing to retreat from its own 'anti-debt' battle

ANOTHER ONE? Saudi who arrived in Turkey same day of Khashoggi disappearance dies in 'auto accident'

Majority of likely voters: Create jobs through tariffs, not free trade

Friday, October 19, 2018

Schmata Redux

Is this look presidential?

Escaping Poverty?

Here is a small part of the 4.000+ caravan of Central Americans wending their paid-for way to the U.S. Southern border ... scheduled to arrive short time before the midterm elections. This is clearly a political stunt costing an estimated $21 million (plus) ... hoping to energize the Latino (legal and illegal) vote to swing the outcome of some of the close House races.

Looking at this photo convinces me that these migrants are doubtfully escaping hunger and abject poverty. How much do Nike sneakers cost?

DNA Test


Senate midterm agenda: Judges, judges and mote judges

China stocks plunge amid heavy selling in the energy sector and continued worries about the economy

Family border crossings set record ... Trump threatens to send military

Sessions: 'Whole of government effort' to take down drug cartel

Judge orders Manafort to court in prison clothing

Ex-Fed chief Greenspan: This is the tightest labor market I've ever seen

[Facebook] Shareholders push to remove Zukerberg ...

Poll shows support for gun control fades as midterm elections  approach

Sander's in 2020? Many Bermie backers aren't feeling it

Trump says Cabinet secretaries should slash 5% from their budgets after pledging to cut spending

Farrakhan| 'I'm not anti-Semitic, I'm anti-termite' ...

Report: Japan plans to flush radioactive Fukushima water into ocean

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Less Obvious Truth

Highly-disciplined people are usually aloof, well-motivated and successful ... but somehow less able to suffer the random shocks of life. -- Anon.

Fractured Defunition

Internet -- a space alien on the job after just graduating from medical school.


Warren stumbles with 'Native American' rollout

Google's YouTube suffers a major outage

Dens eye 'Internet Bill of Rights' if win House ...

... Largest truck company predicts 20 percent wage raise

Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio files libel suit against NYT

Supreme Court will hear case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censure  users

Trump: Don't blame me if Dems take House!

Graham: Mohammad bin Salman 'has got to go'

World Economic Forum study: U.S. ranks closest to 'ideal state'

IMF's Christine Lagafde will postpone trip to Middle East

Mueller said ready to deliver findings in Trump probe ...

Mexico vows to stop migrant caravan if it disobeys immigration laws

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Elizabeth Warren has taken Trump's challenge ... and had her DNA tested by a friendly gerontologist. The results are in -- Pocahontas is between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American. But, unfortunately this test lacked sufficient Cherokee or other North American Indian DNA to compare against ... so Inca and other South and Central American native DNA  markers were substituted.

So the DNA results actually suggest at best, that Ms. Warren may have had an Inca or similar South or Central American native ancestor from sometime in the early 1800s or before.

I think Trump might now have to change Senator Warren's nickname from Pocahontas to a famous Inca native ... perhaps Ka-Ata-Kila, their moon goddess.


Warren hits back at Trump, releases DNA test 'strongly' supporting Native American heritage

Microsoft co-founder Pail Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Bezos predicts 1 trillion humans in solar system ...

Poll: Nevada turns away from Democrats post-Kavanaugh

Dems fume as GOP advances Trump's judicial picks during Senate recess

Even optimists are giving up hope for a quick resolution of the US-China  trade war

New [illegal alien] caravan heads toward U.S. border: Doubles in size ...

Mueller's Russian probe losing relevance to midterm voters

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump

Don't expect a big Democratic wave this fall, new CNBC poll suggests

Beto, Crux set for [debate] showdown ...

Bernie Sander's declines to condemn harassment, violence against Republicans

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pick One

I have been asked by the Kennedy Library to recommend someone for this year's Profiles in Courage Award. Bring that this year, like most, is the Year of the Woman, they have given me a list of possible female candidates as follows:

Elizabeth Warren

Diane Feinstein

Maxine Waters

Christine Blasey Ford

Hillary Clinton

Susan Collins

Kristen Gillibrand

Kamala Harrus

I have one of these women in mind, but I'm not sure that she will be well received. What do you think?

Trump's Trith

"I'm always true to you darlin' ... in my way." -- from the musical "Oklahoma"

President Trump is often accused of being a serial liar. Yes, he often gets his facts off a bit, but many if not most Americans think that these slips are not malicious (like his predecessor's "You can keep your health insurance.") Trump also tells fibs that flatter people for political ends. This is understandable and forgivable. Although Trump may not always be fully factually honest, he is certainly forthright.

Is one truth better than another? Only if the truthteller is forthright, logical, experienced and diligent ... in that order. Using these metrics, I think that Trump can be realistically classified as truthful ... in his own way.


How the liberal wish list could bite Democrats

The case of the missing Saudi journalist is causing major worries around the oil market

German press claims Khashoggi a spook ...

Retail sales surprisingly weak, restaurant  sales crash

GOP courts Asian-Americans with drive to end affirmative action

Not everyone is willing to ride as autonomous vehicles take to the road in ever-increasing numbers

Richest 1,409 taxpayers pay more than the bottom 70 million ...

Hillary Clinton: The way that Trump debated me, it was imbued with sexism'

Ambassador says China confused over who speaks for Trump on trade

Global market turmoil could slow flurry of Chinese listings in US [stock exchanges]

Trump reacts to Warren's DNA test [great-great-great-great-grandmother]: 'Who cares, hope she runs' ...

Brennan: Trump 'encouraged' Saudi crown prince

Monday, October 15, 2018

Obvious Truth #36

Climate Change is Glpbal Warming

Attempting to control the language is the most insidious and cowardly form of tyranny. -- Anon.


Spineless, sniveling ANTIFA mobsters in Portland, Oregon who thoughtlessly take away other citizen's freedoms as they dress in black and hide behind masks ... all while the police stand back ... see: Oregon Live Article. One hopes that these misguided souls soon regret this evil. And, if they have been paid for this malice, they are doubly cursed.