Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hillary learns the word "broadband"

Last week, Hillary Clinton promised affordable menstrual products for women.

This week, she promised affordable broadband.

Trump the rich

How dare the British vote for independence?

Our rich overlords will just see about that!

Turkey needs gun control

Three Muslim suicide bombers killed themselves and 38 other people at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. We cannot possibly know their motives, and I will not release their names for fear of readers jumping to conclusions.

But one thing is clear: Turkey needs tougher gun laws. Responsible members of the Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi, its parliament, need to sit on the floor until they pass a law requiring background checks on sales at gun shows, and ban the AR 15.

Hold the media accountable

The mainstay of blogging is a dissatisfaction will the mainstream media's errors, omissions, and bias. In his 2006 book, "An Army of Davids," Glenn Harlan Reynolds wrote:
Where before journalists and pundits could bloviate at leisure, offering illogical analysis or citing "facts" that were in fact false, now the Sunday morning op-eds have already been dissected on Saturday night, within hours of their appearing on newspapers’ websites.
I have been on both sides of the equation. Ten years later, the media has not learned. And in the 2016 Republican nomination process, with very rare exception -- maybe a dozen out of a thousand pundits in Washington and New York -- understood what was obvious: most Americans wanted Donald Trump to be president.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tweet of the day

How Trump will make America great again

If you relied only on the Associated Press account of Trump's speech in Monessen, Pennsylvania, you would have yawned. Jill Colvin covers Trump as if she were paid by Hillary.

The media has cried and whined about Trump not giving details of his plans

From Trump:
Here are 7 steps I would pursue right away to bring back our jobs.
One: I am going to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified.
Two: I'm going to appoint the toughest and smartest trade negotiators to fight on behalf of American workers.
Three: I'm going to direct the Secretary of Commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm our workers. I will then direct all appropriate agencies to use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses.
Four: I'm going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. And I don't mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better. If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal.
Five: I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply
Six: I am going to instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring trade cases against China, both in this country and at the WTO. China's unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of its entrance to the WTO, and I intend to enforce those rules.
Seven: If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets, I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
That is awesome. It may not bring the factory jobs back, but it is better than the free tampons (seriously, she wants to make menstrual products "affordable") his opponent promises.

Best spin NYT can give is "No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton"

Team Clinton led by the New York Times put the following spin on the damning Benghazi report on Hillary Clinton's reckless incompetence as secretary of State, and her blatant lies covering up her grave errors in the deaths of an ambassador and three other Americans in Libya following her decision to bomb Libya, which turned it into an anarchist state.

The spin?
House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton
Well, there is plenty of old evidence, is there not?

Brexit helps British tourism

As Britain exits the European Union, Americans are entering Britain. The retaliatory punishment by globalist billionaires have tanked the pound as a warning to others tempted to leave the Brussels bureaucracy. But it is backfiring as Americans rally around the Union Jack, and benefit from the drop in the pound.

Trump "has become the most dominant figure in American politics."

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal noticed something I noticed in December, following the San Bernardino massacre. Everyone talked about what Trump said, few cared about Obama's words.

People I quote in "Trump the Press"

I am one click away from approving for publication "Trump the Press" in print. That will happen on Friday.

Kindle comes later, which is out of my hands. I wish it went the other way. Nevertheless, it will be available on Amazon on Friday.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tweet of the day

New owner, same stupidity.

Nationalism saved the world from globalists

I have had it up to here with know-nothing globalists who sneer at Americans and Britons who want to reduce immigration as xenophobes. Nationalism is a dirty word to the intellectuals in the capitals of Europe and North America.

But nationalism is exactly what the world needs to defeat defeat evil. Nationalism has done it before and will do it again.