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30 November 2016

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Todd Juvinall

I too applauded the reelection of Pelosi. And I am hoping the DNC elects Ellison. We could not get this kind of help electing Republicans if we paid for it.

George Rebane

ToddJ 1051am - Agreed.

Walt

The Queen of the DEMed stated " We know how to win elections" in her retaking of the throne. Well,, just how's that working Lefties? As I see it, the DEM mascot mule has been sent to the dog food plant.(and rejected due to poor quality.) LIBS may have no standards, but Alpo does.

Scott Obermuller

A timely post. Our first snowfall (didn't stick) today and the wife has started decorating the house with the small tree in the den and various accoutrements of the Christmas theme have sprouted all over the house. I brought home some egg nog and a bit of brandy to add to the general cheer.
The hills nearby are frosted in white and the neighborhood is starting to come alive at night with multi-colored outdoor decorations.
I'll be up on the ladder tomorrow trying to 'do our bit' to blend Sage Hollow in with the rest of the 'hood.
The stock market is booming and the sheiks are trying to re-invigorate American shale oil production.
I guess we'll deal with the latest news of our national debt after the new year.
Cheers!

Scott Obermuller

Just saw Walt's post. Yes, they do have 'standards'.
Double standards. And the goal post has all-terrain tires and power steering.
If you ever deign to tie a lefty down to their own self-stated norms, be ready for a stream of verbal abuse or worse.
I'm most amused by the left's sudden alarms concerning The Donalds ties with (gasp) MONEY!!!

Bill Tozer

Just put the tree up, first time in 5 years. Most of the tree lights worked and none of the ornaments broke. Amazing. 2016 definitely has been a year of unusual events.

Looks like the Dems are being true to themselves. Nobody but nobody can raise money like Nancy. Money talks and working folk walk. Besides, the old guard CBC ain't going turn their party over to any cracker from flyover country. Nobody sees the Wizard, no way no how.
Did notice the Botox Queen was put in ice during the general. Odd. Like focus groups must of said she was a piranha or something. In fact, last time she was out in the public eye before the cameras was the California Delegate Breakfast at the DNC the morning after Wikileaks did the bad thing to Debbie Whatzername. Poor Nancy. Gracing the CA delegation with grandchild in hand and the place epurted with all kinds of vulgar 4 letter words no child should ever hear. Cacophony means loud harsh noises, believe. "Gee Grandma, they will not quiet down when you told them to. They were yelling and so angry. Were they on drugs, were they Grandma?"

Oh, 2016 brought so many fond memories to warm the cockles of me weary heart.

Two for the road:

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/752919638191594/?type=3&theater


https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/963689753765062/?type=3&theater

Bill Tozer

Ah, who sez iChristmad comes too early? Trump ain't waiting until the proper protocol come 20 Jan, 2017, but then again, Trump is new at this and don't the Establisment rules. Smooth move with the Carrier thing. It's like he just can't wait until Christmas to open a present.

My friend in another state told me a secret. Her dad was a Greyhound Bus driver, a union man from a union family. Her Mom never voted for nobody but a Democrat all her life. My friend voted Democrat all her life and never missed pulling the lever once. Everyone in her family voted Democrat all their lives.
She voted for Trump. Why? Well, she liked what Pence had to say and it calmed her nervousness about our bad boy Duke-it-Out Donald J. Trump. It was his decision to pick Pence that sold her on Trump's decision. She voted for Pence actually. Besides, "he is a businessman and knows how to build things." That, and the Dem Party has left her out in the cold with Hillary's late term abortion stance and what they are teaching her grandkids in our colleges. She raised 7 boys and 10 grandkids off and all by herself without any help and heated water outside under a fire to bath them....for years.....and what got her hackles up was her grandkids came back from college "so anti-American". She is appalled. And she don't even like Trump, lol. Politics is downstream from culture. :)

Enjoy your Christmas cheer. Drink up for me. We are in good hands. Let Trump do his Make America Great Again businessman thing and let him have his fun with the Twitter Machine. Probably good for Citizen Trump to have a hobby like Twitter in between grabbing his whip and chair and hopping back in the lion's cage. No worries tonight.

"There is no answer"---BHO, June 2016.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AkrkN7EB3Xg

Paul Emery

Just watched the essence orf President elect
trumps Ohio speech. He talks about tax cuts and increased spending for Military, infrastructure, inner city rebuilding and in the same breath talks about tax cuts. Can anyone here tell me how he's going to do that without adding to the defect which he says he will eliminate? I need some help with the math here.

Paul Emery

Also if NAFTA was such a bad idea why did 2/3 of Republicans support it when Clinton was President?

" CALLER: Back in the ’90s I remember Ross Perot saying that there was going to be the giant sucking sound of jobs if NAFTA passed. I think it ended up being true, right? And I know you were a big free trader.

GINGRICH: Yeah, well, I don’t think it was true in Mexico. I think the fact is that NAFTA allowed us to build jobs in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in competition with China. I mean, our big competitor is not Mexico. Our big competitor is China and India. And I’d rather have jobs close to the United States than have jobs overseas in places like China and India. That’s why I was in favor of it. … So in a sense, I’d like our neighborhood to be fairly well off and fairly prosperous"


https://thinkprogress.org/gingrich-nafta-worked-because-it-created-jobs-in-mexico-99747e6c5c0#.wz2q9wqgx

Don Bessee

Knock knock PE- you stop spending so much in other areas, its easy. Just think how much wealth 0 promised to transfer to other countries over liberal global warming guilt as one example. ;-)

Paul Emery

Don

What specific other areas of overspending do you think would make up the difference?

Paul Emery

George, you are the numbers guy here. what's your view on the question?

George Rebane

PaulE 641pm - Responsible policy analysis institutes agree that the current spate of regulations will cost the nation additional TRILLIONS to implement. Savings from rolling back regulations alone will spur growth and related tax revenues to pay for more things than we can today name without increasing national debt. As graduates of Econ 101 know, it is only GDP growth or destruction of the dollar that will diminish debt.

Paul Emery

In general what regulations are you referring to and how long and what process will it take to change them?

George Rebane

PaulE 706pm - give me a break Paul; go read the extensive papers at Heritage, Cato, and American Enterprise Institutes on the cost of regulations. Even Brookings may have something on it, but I doubt that they have succumbed to the embarrassment. To see what both sides are saying about Trump's regulatory rollback plans, you might want to peek at Fox News and Fox Business. This will show you what both sides are saying, instead of the one-sided claptrap that comes out lamestream outlets like NYT, WaPo, AP, CNN, MSNBC, ... whose loyal consumers reside in eternal darkness.

Paul Emery

George

Also if these policies are sound why did the national debt increase so much under the Reagan administration?

George Rebane

PaulE 717pm - Am not sure about which "sound policies" you are referencing.

Paul Emery

Trumps policy for reducing the debt. It didn't work under Reagan so what makes Trump different.

Bill Tozer

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/feds-cut-167-million-in-domestic-programs-to-house-feed-illegals-for-just-1-month/article/2608452#.WD-kp1YvAx0.twitter

Barry Pruett

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/02/liberals-get-hysterical-over-alt-right-but-are-living-in-their-alt-left-world.html

Great article about the alt-left which is not alternative as the alt-left has completely taken over the democrat party. There are no moderate democrats.

Gregory

Paul, Reagan (for whom I never voted) slowed down the growth of tax revenues, but it still grew.

Spending by his Democratic House grew faster than revenues.

Debt increased.

Every Reagan budget was pronounced Dead On Arrival by his Democratic Speakers, and what got passed by the Democratic House was always higher than what Reagan proposed.

GHW Bush broke his "no new taxes" pledge in return from a Democratic House promise of spending cuts. The Dems broke the promise of spending cuts in much the same way Lucy moved the football to thwart Charlie Brown's kick and, thanks to H.Ross Perrot splitting the GOP, Bill Clinton won in '92. '96, too, both times without a majority.

Clinton's overreaching, including the HillaryCare disaster, installed the first GOP Speaker since I was filling diapers in the mid 50's, Gingrich, who was savaged by the Democratic press until hounded out by false IRS charges.

Also, then as now, if a GOP President refuses to sign a spending bill from a Democratic House, the GOP President is choosing to shut down the government. If a GOP House refuses to pass the spending bill demanded by a Democratic President, it's the GOP at fault.

Also Sprach the Chronicle.

Gregory

News from the Alt-Left Jill Stein vote recount effort in Wisconsin, about 5 to 10% done after a day.

Hillary has gained one vote.

Rampant problems there are not. Madness there is.

Bill Tozer

I watched a few Trump rallies during both the primaries and the general. I could have missed a lot without TV and listening to the debates off again on again as background noise. Listened a he called in a few times to a radio talk show. What struck me most was the absence of Trump talking about the deficit. Maybe hr talked some about the debt, but if he did, all I heard was a one-liner here and there. Not on his top five playlist.

To be more blunt, what always has concerned me about Trump was his lack of talking about on the debt and paying for massive infrastructure projects and rebuilding our bucket of rusty bolts military preparedness fleets and big gun stuff. But, I said early on before the first primary debate that with Trump we may get The Wall and single payer. Drives fiscal conservatives nuts and a couple things Trump has tossed out there drives Constitutional Conservatives up the wall as being Statist. Ain't his job! Never said he is a Republican nor a true conservative. Guess that is what is called as non-denominational in other realms.

Congress controls the purse strings. Congress sneaks in riders after closing hours in reconciliation committees. Trump did say that Obama doubled the national debt in 7 years what took 230 years of previous presidents to accumulate. The bad news is we are approaching the time of being due for the next cyclical recession, judging solely by our nation's past performance.

Bottom line: The only way to reduce deficits is to get the GDP off life support. A good GDP will cover a multitude of sins and make bad juju go away. A good GDP will pay for a lot of programs.

PS: Patience, Paul, patience. There is always lag time from 9 months to year or two before things work their way through the economy. Bush #1 said the recession was over when he left office but nobody felt it. Then Bubba stepped in and things looked better that first Spring to early summer. Everybody heaped praise on Bubba, even though the entire first six months of the Clinton Presidency the only thing Clinton did on the economic front was pass a tobacco tax. His economic policies did not even take effect until July 1 his first year. But, he was raking in the praises that Spring. And his balanced budget mantra was put on hold until Newt stormed Washington...what MSM called "the American voter threw a temper tantrum". Patience, This is still Obama's economy and our GDP still....drumroll please.....still sucks big time.

Brad C

Mexicans getting ready for the Great Wall of Trump,

http://i.imgur.com/6ueVt3I.gifv

George Rebane

PaulE 1034pm - There will be no guarantees with Trump's policies since he, like Reagan, also inherits a disastrous level of debt and debt service costs, a world at war with (radical?) Islam, a foreign policy in complete tatters, and a debilitated and lobotomized military. In addition to Gregory's 753am, both Reagan then and Trump now will have to spend extra to rebuild our military up to a level that's credible to the Putins, Xis, Khameneis, ... of the world.

Bill Tozer

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/753895521427339/?type=3&theater

George Boardman

So, Dr. R, will the Trump administration publish the true unemployment rate? Of course not. This is a bipartisan shell game.

Gregory

"So, Dr. R, will the Trump administration publish the true unemployment rate? Of course not. This is a bipartisan shell game."-Boardman

Aren't you the guy who got fully into cash to beat the Trump crash?

Paul Emery

So George if I take your 10:31 assumptions at face value then can e assume that it will be likely that we will be seeing increased deficit under the Trump admin since tax cuts will take place early, budget cuts will be phased in and increased gdp will take a little time to manifest. So in the interim we will have less revenue and still high spending. Also since it is apparent that a balanced budget is nowhere is sight will the Cruz repubs give Trump a few years to balance the budget or will they try to shut down the government as they did with Obama.

Gregory

Paul, with the 20T$ debt, with even a whiff of interest rate increases, the deficit will get worse even if Trump & Congress reduce other spending, and we have a country hooked on both free money courtesy of the Federal Reserve and free money borrowed from China and spent worldwide. Junkies going cold turkey are not pleasant.

Todd Juvinall

I think that will be Obama's legacy and actually his plan to wreck the place. Yellen keeps the interest at almost zero because the interest payments will bust the bank even with a one percent rise! And Obama can watch the economy tank and set it up fopr another socialist win later when the dust settles.

Of course this will drive down the cost of ganja, well maybe not. LOL!

George Rebane

GeorgeB 155pm - You are no doubt correct in how that game is played Mr Boardman. The only hope we have with Trump is that his other policies - e.g. on regs, taxes, and industry impactive insanities like preventable global warming and rogue agencies like the EPA and IRS - will permit GDP growth at rates not seen in modern times. With Trump there is a possibility (albeit low probability) of that; with Hillary our trajectory off the cliff was assured. Remember, we don't know what all accelerating technology will deliver in these pre-Singularity years. For sure, tomorrow will not be like all the yesterdays as our progressive statists cum stasists continue to insist.

Paul Emery

Todd

With the possibility Trumps Attorney General pick Sen Sessions intervening into states rights in MJ cultivation you can rest assured that the cost of ganja will remain high ensuring profits for both the growers and dealers and the various police forces wasting taxpayers money trying to enforce an unenforceable law. Good for our local economy though. Happy times are here again for the illicit growers.

Gregory

So Paul, does ignoring all the comments that overturn your false claims really work for you? Acknowledging your faulty arguments might be healing. This isn't a boxing match.

Paul Emery

What specifically are you referring to Gregory? Kind of a cookie cutter answer, below your standards.

Paul Emery

By the way Gregory I actually agree with your 3:30. Makes it tough tor a "I will fix it" populist like Trump.

Gregory

Paul, it's Obama's massive deficits and debt, not Trump's.

Trump is correct, the only way out is to grow the economy, and Obama's borrowing $10T to grow $5T is a road to ruin.

Funny news today was the.juxtapoaition of Obama months ago making fun of.Trump saying he'd keep Carrier.jobs here, with the latest news the jobs are.staying here.

Paul Emery

It will be Trumps inheritance just like the mess Obama inherited from Bush. We'll see if
Trump can do a better job than Obama in getting the economy going .

Gregory

Bush inherited Fannie and Freddie from Democrats. The anemic recovery was all Obama's.

Bill Tozer

Well, somebody better tell Trump we don't have 2 presidents at the same time because he is already on the job, running the whole show on the phone behind the desk. I don't see him on the golf course or at Martha's Vineyard for awhile. What an animal he be when he is unchained.

Jobs report. Gained 20,000 in construction. Means people's homes are increasing in value (thus loosen the purse strings and interest rates are low. But, we lost 10,000 manufacturing jobs in November. Reagen turned it around when the US had a big manufacturing base. Gotta find a way to gain some altitude.

Deplorable watch: 2.5 million background checks requested for firearm purchases in November. Year over year for Nov. makes that up 12% for handguns, 17% for rifles.

Gregory

"What specifically are you referring to Gregory? Kind of a cookie cutter answer, below your standards."

You do it regularly, Paul. Modus operandi.


ScenesFromTheApocalypse

https://dailyreckoning.com/trump-election-myths-realities/

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

"Happy times are here again for the illicit growers."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwBr0eYgHrY

fish

The best part of a Trump election.....the self pity.


sgberg says:

December 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm

We’re now living under an emboldened bullyocracy, Jeff; I’m sorry they’re targeting you (and so many other folks).


The other best part......recognizing just how oblivious they are.


https://pjmedia.com/davidsteinberg/give-em-a-taste-of-blood-federal-report-exposed-robert-creamers-thuggery-long-before-obama-joined-with-him-in-1980s/


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/hispanic-men-beat-female-trump-supporter-yard-steal-trump-sign-post-video-online/


http://www.dailywire.com/news/9566/watch-trump-supporter-beaten-el-cajon-rally-james-barrett

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/03/ugly-bloody-scenes-in-san-jose-as-protesters-attack-trump-supporters-outside-rally/?utm_term=.d2caccd36d08

George Rebane

fish 633am - Mr fish, I'm pretty sure they're not "oblivious" to what they do across the nation and also in Nevada County. What other words would you use to describe those who plan and purposely execute vandalism and mayhem on political expression they oppose??

fish

Posted by: George Rebane | 03 December 2016 at 09:34 AM

What other words would you use to describe those who plan and purposely execute vandalism and mayhem on political expression they oppose??


"Progressive Democrat" serves nicely.

Brad C

Is this this the way to make America great again?

http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/12/01/just-in-donald-trumps-carrier-plan-was-just-exposed-as-a-complete-fraud-details/

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