Foolishness since 2007

Foolishness since 2007
Foolishness since 2007

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Weeks Musings


While Obama played golf and vacationed and lectured us...

North Korea increased its missile launches and loudly promised nuclear destruction of the West and its allies.

Russia violated its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and absorbed borderlands of former Soviet republics.

Iran harassed American ships in the Persian Gulf and issued serial threats against the U.S.

China built artificial island bases in the South China Sea to send a message about its imminent management of Asian commerce.

In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State killed thousands in medieval fashion and sponsored terrorist attacks inside Western countries.

And know it’s been confirmed that Obama knew that the weapons were being transferred from Bengazi to Syria were all too attractive to AQI and that they grabbed them and Obama knew of the attack 10 days in advance.

More will come out as Obama supporters are no longer controlling the release of documents.

And all that is just on the foreign side. I could make a longer list for the domestic side. Trump has a LOT reset work just to get back to even.

Obama left his successor many time bombs—think chemical weapons in Syria and the collapsing Affordable Care Act. But a burning fuse that gets less attention are the rising interest payments on the national debt. While Obama was doubling the national debt over eight years, the Fed’s monetary policies spared him from the fiscal consequences. The chickens are home now and it will make budget reform near impossible. Another Obama legacy.

Think of it this way. If your mortgage payment went up 20% this year, what would do? Ask for a raise to cover the increase or tighten spending?


I was listening to Billy Joel’s 40-year-old Captain Jack this last week and this line hit me as him being prescient of the current 20 year-olds.

Well you're 21 and still your mother makes your bed
And that's too long

Dan Henninger wrote:
There was only one Trump promise—Make America Great Again. If you type that phrase into Google Translate, this is what should appear: Get the American economic engine retuned or pack it in. Every other pet peeve or project is secondary.

There are two levers for achieving this goal: tax policy and deregulation. To get there, the Trump presidency just inserted two key players.

Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute, an expert on what makes a tax code productive, becomes chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Neomi Rao, director of George Mason University’s gloriously named Center for the Study of the Administrative State, became the Trump White House’s czarina of regulation.

10 comments:

  1. You're funny, in a very sad sort of way. You should that 'Right Wing' and those various conservative blogs are not the single source of information available to the People, despite what the same mentioned conservatives are attempting to do to coral in access to that information.

    Case in point, President Obama had never spent anywhere near the amount of time on vacation during his entire term as Trump as done in under one month.

    Note that Trump had stated during his campaign that he would not be playing golf while doing his job. But who pays attention to campaign promises anyway.

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    1. President Obama had never spent anywhere near the amount of time on vacation during his entire term as Trump as done in under one month

      Absolutely false. You don't even need a calculator to figure it out.

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    2. Forbes Magazine. Read and weep, sheeps. Oh and the sheep reference does not include the poster who attempted to also speak
      some sense into your's and cat's head. Shame it is a wasted effort.

      It's ironic. When he took office, President Obama was blamed for all the mess that Bush Jr had done. Now that he is no longer President, he is being blamed for all the mess that Trump is doing. How pathetic!

      What is even more amusing is the fact that the majority of the Spanking Community are not with you. Something you should consider should you venture out among them.

      Enjoy the read.

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/02/22/trumps-family-trips-cost-taxpayers-nearly-as-much-in-a-month-as-obamas-cost-in-a-whole-year/#60cf8f5e36e4

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    3. Ah ha you first mentioned Time - Case in point, President Obama had never spent anywhere near the amount of time on vacation during his entire term as Trump as done in under one month.

      Now you reference cost. I am suspect of some accounting chicanery by Forbes, but I will accept the cost stated. There are a LOT more Trump's than Obama's and the SS has been and continues to be stressed.

      You got it wrong, Obama was not blamed for Bush's mess, he blamed the mess on Bush. For years. Tell ya what pal, I will be blaming Obama until I croak.

      Thanks for polling the spanking community. I would not be surprised you were right. But, I really don't get a rat's ass.

      Thanks for stopping by, I know you are busy.

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  2. Totally agree with you. Obama left one h*lluva mess and am really praying Pres Trump can turn it around with the people he's pulling in and in taking a stronger military stand.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  3. Americans bless 'em - a nation of armchair generals always keen to fight their wars in someone else's country
    I'm old enough to recall a speech just over 50 years ago in which General Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex:

    " In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    "We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

    Words every bit as relevant today

    As for Trump, he's neither statesman nor strategist, his beliefs are those of whoever he spoke to in the last five minutes, or saw on Twitter or TV news. Seeking only to distract from his disastrous domestic policy the man's a laughing stock in the rest of the world and will leave the United States' reputation tarnished for years to come

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    1. Nothing I wrote was about the US fighting. Tho we surely will be after Obama.
      Do you just feel the need to try to pour cold water on anything that is not to your liking?
      I know Ike's speech well. Just finished a book that compares that speech with JFK's inaugural speech, given three days later. Ike avoided war. JFK was brash and gave us the Bay of Pigs and our entre to Vietnam.

      So far I fully support Trump's agenda and I never expected that I would.

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    1. Interesting that lurkers rise up to critique our Saturday posts.
      Also, we have more readers on Saturday's now.
      We will stay the course while it suits us.

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