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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Highlights of the News



Another gorgeous day in paradise. Thank you, Lord.

ITEM 1:
Steve Moore of Fox News reported median family income rose $401 (0.7%) in 8 years under Bush 43.

It rose $1,043 (1.7%) in 8 years under Obama.

It rose $5,003 (8.2%) in less than 3 years under President Donald John Trump.

Finally, a president worthy of President Reagan's legacy.

ITEM 2: The U.S. trade representative announced, "The United States and Japan have reached an agreement in which Japan will eliminate or lower tariffs for certain U.S. agricultural products.  For other agricultural goods, Japan will provide preferential U.S.-specific quotas. 
Once this agreement is implemented, over 90 percent of U.S. food and agricultural products imported into Japan will either be duty free or receive preferential tariff access. For example, under the agreement, Japan will:
  • Reduce tariffs on products such as fresh and frozen beef and pork.
  • Provide a country-specific quota for wheat and wheat products.
  • Reduce the mark-up on imported U.S. wheat and barley.
  • Immediately eliminate tariffs for almonds, walnuts, blueberries, cranberries, sweet corn, grain sorghum, broccoli, and more.
  • Provide staged tariff elimination for products such as cheeses, processed pork, poultry, beef offal, ethanol, wine, frozen potatoes, oranges, fresh cherries, egg products, and tomato paste."
Not exactly replacing NAFTA, but it is another push toward bilateral agreements instead of tying the USA up in multi-lateral ones where everyone agrees to pick on the USA.

ITEM 3: Reuters reported, "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn congressional districts in Ohio that Democrats said were drawn to unlawfully diminish their political clout, a move that follows a major ruling by the justices in June that foreclosed such lawsuits.

"The court’s action in the case involving a practice known as partisan gerrymandering means that 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts will no longer be reconfigured, as a three-judge panel had ordered in May."

The story also said, "The ruling gave the Ohio challengers little option but to concede defeat."

Admit defeat?

Nevah! liberals cry.

ITEM 4: Fox News reported, "President Trump was granted at least a brief reprieve Monday after a federal judge issued a scathing order allowing the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to subpoena his tax returns from accounting firm Mazars USA.

"The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals put the subpoena on hold after Trump's attorneys filed an emergency appeal."

The judge who scathed was a Clinton appointee, who succeeded Sonia Sotomayor when Clinton promoted her to the appellate court. He's a partisan hack on "senior status" who picks and chooses what cases he wants.

ITEM 5: Jack Posobiec of OANN tweeted, "Senator Mitt Romney has been calling conservative donors asking about a potential 2020 primary run against President Trump."

So Romney needs the permission of rich would-be kingmakers to run for president.

Donald Trump just ran.

ITEM 6:
Boycott the NBA? Easy-peasy for a Cavaliers fan.

Maybe they can move to Chongqing.

ITEM 7:
Hey, let's get a guy from "Dumb and Dumber" to play Comey. Daniels is to the left of Lenin. I expect an over-the-top performance of an overwrought script that hails Comey as the Gandhi of the Beltway.

ITEM 8:
President Trump overrode no one. He runs U.S. policy. No one elected James Jeffrey to jack.

ITEM 9: The New York Post reported, "Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from the father of her three kids, claiming the marriage is irretrievable — amid allegations that she had an affair with DC-based political consultant Tim Mynett."

But will they remain brother and sister afterward?

Oh wait, that was the other husband.

ITEM 10: "President Trump tweeted, "We just WON the big court case on Net Neutrality Rules! A great win for the future and speed of the Internet. Will lead to many big things including 5G. Congratulations to the FCC and its Chairman, Ajit Pai!"

Fox Business News then reported, "A federal court last week cleared the way for state and local governments to bar Internet providers from favoring some services over others, even as the court affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s right to dump national rules."

Once again, President Trump scooped the media.

This time with week-old news.

ITEM 11:
She had the papoose 5 months later, after she resigned.

ITEM 12: Flashback.
ITEM 13:
Democrat foiled in his attempt to import voters from Mexico.

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