Tuesday, August 01, 2017

STOCKS SHATTER RECORDS, but don't give Trump credit. From the 'fake news' media (AP):
The stock market was also setting records under Trump’s predecessor. The Dow Jones industrial average surged nearly 150 percent over Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency. Trump has been in office for a little more than half a year, and the Dow has climbed 11 percent since his January inauguration.
Okey doke. So the DJIA climbed 150% during Obama's 8 years versus Trump's 11% climb in 6 months. But if that 11% rate of increase were to continue for two Trump terms, the DJIA will climb 531% (to 116,800) by 2025. How 'bout them apples, Edgar?

I know, I know - math is hard for journalists and social justice warriors (and again, I know I'm repeating myself).

I would also point out that history is also hard for those folks, for if the AP had looked back (as I did) they would find that the DJIA jumped 13% during the first 6 months of the Obama administration. Had that rate continued for Obama's two terms, Trump would have inherited a Dow Jones Industrial Average of 57,100.

The 'fake news' media would've had a better case if they were conversant with math and history. But that's too much to ask.
AUSTIN BAY: America's options for North Korea.
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, by dining at Cracker Barrel I won't have to put up with this maroon.
HAS SHE EVER ASKED A 'GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS' CRITIC? What the ‘government schools’ critics really mean.

Of course not. She's an edjumacated progressive, so she knows what we really mean.

A rebuttal is here.

Linked from this Instapundit post.
ANOTHER BURDEN for Willie and Joe.
THERE'S RUSSIA, AND IRAN, AND NORTH KOREA. And Chuck Schumer is worried about sandwich wraps.

The Nanny State at its best....
ROGUES' GALLERY: These are the Republicans most responsible for ObamaCare.
After Republicans failed to pass even a stripped down "skinny" Obamacare repeal bill to keep the legislative process alive, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared, in the wee hours of Friday morning, "it's time to move on." For now, it means that Republicans' seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare has gone up in smoke. Though Obamacare was passed exclusively with Democratic support and amid fierce opposition from the GOP, there were Republicans along the way who either paved the way for its adoption, or hindered efforts to undo it. Their actions were a mix of unseriousness about policy, political cowardice, deception, ideological incoherence, and outright embrace of big government liberalism. Here is the rogues' gallery of Republicans who are most responsible for Obamacare.
Some are surprising; read about them at the link.
BECAUSE THEY'RE DEMOCRATS? Why [some] Americans get conned again and again.
HMM: Kellyanne Conway to be the next White House communications director?
TALK ABOUT CONFUSION: Princeton students can identify as both a ‘man’ and a ‘woman’ simultaneously.
MICHAEL MOORE: "I refuse to live in a country where Donald Trump is president, and I’m not leaving."

So he's advocating his own suicide? Or Trump's murder?
THE SIEGE of the New York Times has begun. Key graf:
If journalists want to stop people from calling them Fake News, then journalists had better take measures to stop the production of Fake News.

Or juries will.
$100 million sounds about right to me.
NO SWAMP CREATURE is deadlier than a Washington lawyer.