Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where Does the NY Times (and Trump) Come Up With This Garbarge?

Eli,

From your favorite propagandist:

But trade comes with no assurances that the spoils will be shared equitably. Across much of the industrialized world, an outsize share of the winnings have been harvested by the well-off, while ordinary laborers have borne the costs.

 Good lord we can look at HUNDREDS of years of history across geographies and cultures and find OVERWHELMING evidence FREE TRADE IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE-INCLUDING POOR PEOPLE, you boobs at the NY Times (and Donald Trump and Hillary and Bernie).

Jesus Mary and Joseph you don't need a PhD to understand  the ability of a poor person to buy abundant high quality goods from around the world is good for that poor person.

Will everyone stop being so damned stupid about this?

Bill

Who Needs to Watch the Debate When We Have Twitter

Eli,

Rather than watch two narcissistic, NY liberal Democrat, pathological liars shout at each other for 90 minutes I helped my daughter prepare for her American History test, then went to sleep.

But the even better news is Twitter gave me a summary of everything I missed; Which turns out, I missed nothing.

From The Federalist

Bil.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare

Eli,

This is rich. From The Hill,

Democrats are beginning to talk about changing ObamaCare to fix what they acknowledge are growing problems in the law’s insurance marketplaces.

Insurers have been dropping out of ObamaCare or hiking their premiums this year due to financial losses, fueling Republican criticism of the law ahead of the November elections.

While Democrats are pushing back at the GOP attacks, they are also expressing hope that Republicans will work with them to make fixes to the law when the new Congress convenes in 2017.
It brings more than a few things to mind. One is the constant criticism towards anyone every suggesting any change to Obamacare. This reaction is as good as any over the past few years

Asked about today’s events, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, “Republicans are poised to host another vote in the United States Congress today for the 60th time to repeal Obamacare. It’s almost like it’s Groundhog Day, except today it is actually Groundhog Day and they’re doing it again.”
 Democrats have acted as if the ACA is the Torah, unalterable. Except of course, when they want to change it.

The other reaction I have is, "Told you so."

And the last reaction?  I'll let President Obama handle that one.

Bill

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Luke 16:10 Election

Eli,

I know the supporters of Trump want to point out how bad Clinton is. And they are right.

I know the supporters of Clinton want to point out how bad Trump is. And they are right also.

Both of these are fundamentally dishonest people and I'm not convinced either is competent at governing.

I heard this this morning, from Luke 16:10

"The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones."

In matters large and small both of these candidates are dishonest and untrustworthy.

Bill

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

What Does The Donald Most Remind You Of?

In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals... In order to impress rivals, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: stamping, slapping the ground, dragging branches, throwing rocks. The more vigorous and imaginative the display, the faster the individual is likely to rise in the hierarchy, and the longer he is likely to maintain that position.                                                                                                                                                                            -Jane Goodall


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Three Visions of Government

Bill,

From David Brooks interview with Charlie Rose on Tuesday (you know how much we moderate Democrats love Brooks).

We have one liberal movement that believes in using government to create more equality. Then we have a conservative movement to reduce government to enhance more freedom. But in American history there's been a third movement... Hamilton, the Whig Party the early Republican Party through Teddy Roosevelt... which was using limited but energetic government to enhance social mobility, to give poor boys and girls a change to rise and succeed..that tradition is out there, waiting to be embraced.

Maybe that movement will arise from the wreckage of the Republican party after the election. Then again, maybe not.

Eli