Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Heavy rains sparked mudslides and debris flow in southern California

The Small Business Optimism Index hit an all-time high. That’s the new Presidential Approval Poll.

In olden days (pre-2016), candidates for president were not so different from each other. I can remember pundits complaining endlessly about how similar the Democrats and Republicans had become. In that environment, you can easily imagine someone who voted for Candidate A warming up to Candidate B. In those simpler times, a presidential approval poll meant something.

Today, a “presidential approval poll” is little more than taking attendance. If you’re a Democrat, you disapprove of President Trump as a lifestyle choice. If you voted for Trump, you probably still approve of him because you knew exactly what you were getting....

I contend that business optimism — and small business optimism in particular — are the new standard for presidential approval because “economics” captures most of what a president influences....

I have been telling you for two years straight that psychology drives the economy, and that a Master Persuader such as President Trump can directly influence psychology and optimism. We see him doing that right before our eyes.

RT to thank all the men & women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe!

Bipartisan bill would restore full state and local tax deductions limited in GOP tax plan

Trump on immigration reform: "I will take the heat. I will take all the heat you want to give me and take the heat off the Democrats and the Republicans."

Feinstein releases Fusion GPS testimony

Trump to attend Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland

"Please follow protocols based on the prescribed actions for this type of guest"

On August 26, 2016, Curtis Yarvin, a well-known conservative blogger who has reportedly advised Steve bannon, Peter Thierl, and other members of the Trump administration, visited the Google office to have lunch with an employee. This triggered a silent alarm, alerting security personnel to escort him off the premises.

North Korean athletes set to participate in 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The left hates the idea that there are other ideas

Dem lawmaker: "Congress: Seize the moment and legalize marijuana"

Oprah Winfrey has no intention of running for president in 2020: Report

Monday, January 8, 2018

Good thing they didn't make the Paris Accords binding: Germany prepares to renege on its 2020 pledge as SPD insists on not punishing the industries that employ its voters

Trump took the field for the national anthem at college football's national championship

"We don't like to see our money going to countries that burn our flag."

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Funnies

Golden Globes Actresses No Stranger to Black Dresses

SMH. So Much Hate

The Idiot Lakoff: Trump “has the power to control tens of millions of brains via tweets”

Trump and Emmanuel Macron speak about Iran, North Korea

I like how casually CNN reports that the FBI was investigating the Clinton Foundation, but was told by the Obama DoJ they couldn't do any subpoenas or interviews until after the election. You know, no biggie.

If not for fossil fueled power plants... people would be freezing in the dark. That is the Democratic Party platform.

“Today the attack is targeting the foundations of our life and our world. They do not want us to be who we are; they want us to change. By the light of Christmas candles we can clearly see that when they attack Christian culture they are also attempting to eliminate Europe…”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary delivered this Christmas Address:

We await the Christian world’s great festival: the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In silent waiting we raise our eyes, we free ourselves from the worries of everyday life, and the soul’s horizon opens up. In this special atmosphere we can sum up the past year and think once more about the nature of our tasks in the world for the year ahead.

Whether or not we admit it or realise it, we Europeans live in a culture ordered in line with the teachings of Christ. Here I can quote the well-known words of an earlier Hungarian prime minister, the late József Antall: “In Europe, even an atheist is Christian.” We Hungarians rightly regard ourselves as a Christian nation. Our mother tongue, through which we have grasped and shaped reality, is not related to that of any other European nation. This also has valuable consequences.

Street artists are crushing Hollywood for the sexual assault scandal before the #GoldenGlobes

Unhappy New Year for California Gun Owners

While most of America was busy preparing to celebrate the New Year, gun owners in California were scrambling to lawfully purchase ammunition while they still could. Beginning January 1, all ammunition sales were required go through a California licensed dealer or licensed ammunition vendor.

This new requirement is one of two new ammunition laws that were passed by the California legislature or adopted by California voters in 2016. The law that took effect on January 1 will generally prohibit gun owners from bringing ammunition into the Golden State or from purchasing their ammunition online.

California adopted these new laws in spite of significant evidence that they would only burden law-abiding gun owners and do nothing to promote public safety. Most notably, the reporting of ammunition sales has already been tried -- and failed -- at the federal level....

Iran. Women will no longer be arrested for failing to wear a headscarf in Tehran.

Women in the Iranian capital will no longer be arrested for failing to wear a headscarf, Tehran police have said, in a move which follows an unexpected raft of gender reforms in Saudi Arabia.

Morality police will no longer automatically detain women seen without the proper hijab head-covering in public, a strict Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution....

"Those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centers, nor will judicial cases be filed against them," General Hossein Rahimi, Tehran police chief, was quoted as saying by the reformist daily newspaper Al Sharq.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency said violators will instead be made to attend classes given by police. It said repeat offenders could still be subject to legal action, and the dress code remains in place outside the capital....

In one big week, Trump delivers for conservatives

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