Monday, May 8, 2017

Venezuela's Socialist Death Spiral

A quick perusal of the front pages of the mainstream media finds no mention of the horrible conditions in Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world is bankrupt and unable to provide basic services to its people and New York Times, et al. do not find it news fit to print.  While praising the victory of Macron in France, who is essentially a socialist, the American media refuses to cover the collapse of the socialist regime in Venezuela.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

New York Times Hypocrisy

First the New York Times claimed Trump was the pawn of Putin who helped him get elected and who pulls the puppet strings of his administration, now the Times is very concerned that the Syrian air strikes will jeopardize US/Russian relations.  Bottom line Trump can't win with the left.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Filibuster Hypocrisy!

"If Republicans continue to filibuster these highly qualified nominees for no other reason other than to nullify the President's constitutional authority, then Senators not only have the right to change the filibuster rules, Senators have a duty to change the filibuster rules."  Elizabeth Warren speech on the Senate floor November 13, 2013.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Twitter?

Twitter has become a metaphor for modern communication between people with a lot of time on their  hands and an attention deficit disorder.  The leading exemplar of this is unfortunately POTUS.  Trump claims he uses Twitter to get out his message which the mainstream media is ignoring, what kind of important message is contained in 140 characters?  This is the most absurd claim ever made by an adult.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's proposed fy 2018 budget

The key word here is "proposed".  This is a starting point for negotiations with Congress, something Obama never did, negotiate.  I have no doubt that most of the proposed cuts will not actually occur simply because the programs are so intrenched.  Take for instance the Interagency Council on Homelessness, which "coordinates with federal agencies to prevent and end homelessness", it has been in existence for 30 years, how successful has this effort been?  Look around NYC.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-trump-budget/