Sunday, December 31, 2017

What a year it’s been, and we're just getting started. Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Happy New Year!!

Trump hosts family, celebrities and Cabinet members at Mar-a-Lago for New Year's Eve celebration

President Donald John Trump's 2017 Year in Review:

Iranian protestors are translating Trump’s tweet and sharing on their main social media channels


From buying bullets to job-hunting: How California’s new laws could change your life in 2018

Every year, the California Legislature passes hundreds of bills, ranging from technical clarifications to funding proposals that keep the state running. How have they changed your world this time? Here are some of the new laws – the useful, the controversial, and the downright quirky – taking effect on Jan. 1, 2018....

Death by Kaepernick: The NFL has canceled Sunday Night Football this week

If the U.S. had just 100 people, 89 would believe in God

The Winter Solstice Seen from Newgrange [Ireland]

Sunday Funnies

Saturday, December 30, 2017

FLEISCHMAN: Sexual Misconduct 'Secret Settlements' Will Roil California, D.C. in 2018

Trump has a historic chance to do right by Iranians where Obama did wrong.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Trump on North Korea...

So much for the New York Times theory that, thanks to Trumpian and Saudi bellicosity, the Iranian people have closed ranks behind their rulers

Incandescent lightbulbs to vanish from California shelves

"These people that Governor Cuomo pardoned & Governor Brown pardoned have real criminal records...they're not pardoning Americans. They're not being pardoned based on merit. They're being pardoned because they're illegal."

2017: Year In Review

Trump's little-noticed war on hidden taxes...

Why Social Media Companies Can’t Stop ‘Fake News’

Maybe people in high-tax states will choose to elect legislators and governors who take less of their money?

Howard Dean: Old Dems need to "get the hell out of politics"

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Legal pot set to bring new gold rush to California...

we could use a little Global Warming right now: Record -37° in Minnesota... Temps 30 degrees below normal...

Trump, Republican leaders to huddle at Camp David over 2018 agenda


The great political surprise of 2018 will be the size of the Republican victory.

After members of the elite media have spent two years savaging President Trump, lying about Republican legislation, and reassuring themselves that Republican defeat was inevitable, the size of the GOP victory in 2018 will be an enormous shock....

...The biggest surprise in the CBS report was the impact the tax cuts would have on a California couple with three children, a small business, and earning an income of approximately $300,000. The family believed that because California is a high-tax state, that capping state and local tax deductions would really hurt them. Instead, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will save them nearly $13,000 in taxes.

The look on the three families faces as they learned how much they would be saving was remarkable to behold....

Poll: A third of Americans believe Obamacare has been repealed

On Jan 15th, 2018, Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz will deliver approximately 1.2 million pages of documentation and evidence gathered in the year-long investigation into the politicization of the DOJ and FBI

In the past six weeks a stunning amount of evidence has been accumulating that shows how the Obama Administration weaponized the FBI and DOJ and launched a political campaign spying operation into candidate Donald Trump.

There have been daily revelations showing a considerable collaboration between the White House, Hillary Clinton, the DNC, Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson; his wife Mary Jacoby, DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr and his wife Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr, Russian Dossier author Christopher Steele, FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page; and the highest levels of officials within the FBI, including Chief Legal Counsel James Baker and FBI Asst. Director Andrew McCabe.

All of the evidence points in one transparently obvious direction; toward a 2016 collaborative effort structured to use a counterintelligence operation to conduct wiretaps and surveillance on the presidential campaign of candidate Donald Trump.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

In the days after Republicans passed their tax cut legislation, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned that passage of the bill would be “Armageddon.”

Ladies and gentlemen, witness the horror of our Armageddon:
In the hours after Congress approved the GOP tax cut plan, a handful of companies jumped to announce plans to share some of the proceeds on their employees and spend on infrastructure. Boeing was first out of the gate, followed by AT&T, which said it would give more than 200,000 unionized employees a special bonus of $1,000 once the tax bill is signed. The company also said it would increase its capital expenditures by $1 billion.

Both Fifth Third Bancorp and Wells Fargo followed, saying they would raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Fifth Third said it would also give workers a bonus, and Wells Fargo said it would give $400 million to community and nonprofit organizations next year....

...In Texas: New Braunfels-based Rush Enterprises is planning to give each of its employees a $1,000 bonus after President Donald Trump signs the tax reform bill into law. The commercial truck dealer said all of its approximately 6,600 U.S. employees will receive the one-time payout — which will cost about $6.6 million....

In Wisconsin: Associated Bank said Thursday it will boost its minimum hourly wage to $15 and pay workers a $500 bonus when the recently passed federal tax reform is signed, making it the first major Wisconsin firm to announce it is joining the list of companies saying their employees will directly benefit from the legislation. The Green Bay-based bank, the largest financial institution headquartered in the state, said it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour from $10 — a 50% boost — and distribute the one-time bonus to all hourly, non-commissioned employees once the tax legislation is signed into law....

In Idaho: Idaho health care and home products company Melaleuca Inc. announced Thursday that it will be the latest major business to give its workers bonuses in response to President Donald Trump’s tax cuts....

And indeed, reports of anguish and financial ruin have arrived and been collected here and here. The Christmas holiday brought no respite, as even more companies announced how they would be punishing their workers with bonuses and raises to maximize the pain and suffering caused by the apocalypse-inducing legislation....