Trump and who he is

After Trump does Trump there is always outrage.  His latest is calling certain countries Shitholes.

Do I like that Trump is Trump?  Not even a little bit.  It would be awesome to have a universally respected person of class as our president, but that isn’t who we have.  Trump is outrageous.  And he’s who we have.  Can we all go about our business now?

Being outraged has zero affect on him.  Just move on.  Bring it all up in the next election.  All the hype is a waste of hype.

 

 

2018 and the WIoY (Worst Idea of the Year)

Denver is going to subsidize luxury housing for the middle class in order to keep these high rise hot spots from being empty.

Need I say more to my audience?  Probably not, but you might want a taste of this article from the WSJ:

Jamie Smith, president of St. Joseph Hospital, which employs about 2,200 workers in central Denver, said his medical technicians and newly graduated nurses are scattering further and further away from the city.

“These folks are in high demand,” Mr. Smith said. “They’re driving by four or five other hospitals much closer to their home to get to us, and at some point it becomes a problem from a recruitment and retention standpoint.”

The hospital is contributing $100,000 to the funding for the program and hopes it will help house dozens of employees.

God forbid they just give everyone a raise and let them decide where to live.

Or allow the Denver housing market to rest in a spot that functions. Somehow, I suppose by magic, they intend to determine “market value” to make sure no one is ripped off.

The city has requested units in new or recently renovated buildings. The city will do an analysis to ensure landlords charge market rates. City officials expect to spend about $500 a month subsidizing a single person and roughly $900 for a family.

Trilateral money.  Some from businesses like St. Josephs, some from charities and the rest from taxpayers.

 

Blogging about the “Collusion”

I tell you, it’s exhausting just trying to keep up in order to think about maybe blogging about a small aspect of the big Ruskie collusion situation with Donald Trump and his minions of people.

It’s a job for, well……a journalist!  Luckily we have one.  Andrew C. McCarthy follows the story and is a great writer.  This is today’s version along with this wonderful recap.  Please click through though.  And purchase National Review.  It has some of the best writers in the business and though they were never Trumpers, they were mostly never Trumpers because they exist in an area of the country where a GOP vote wouldn’t have counted anyway so they could make an ethical stand on personality.  I’m still curious how their vote would have gone had HQ been in Wisconsin.

Anyway – back to McCarthy:

I won’t hazard a guess on which of CNN’s anonymous sources are also the Times’ anonymous sources. But it is safe to say the intelligence community, still suffused with Obama holdovers, has been undone by its own illegal leaking. Back in April, they leaked because they figured it would wound President Trump: After all, if the dossier had been used to obtain a FISA warrant, that must mean that the dossier’s sensational allegations of a traitorous Trump-Russia conspiracy were true. That is, the leakers assumed, just as many of us familiar with the FISA process assumed, that the Justice Department would never put information in a FISA warrant application unless the FBI had first corroborated it.

Awan, the DNC and Hezbollah

Why on earth is this story not front page news???

I’m sure by now we’ve all read the 3 part story from Politico about Hezbollah and Obama and Iran. If not, go do so.

Today I’m reading a bit more about Abid Awan’s car dealership (s) situation.  But it’s 1 story out of the dailycaller.  If you google to get a secondary source all the information is from July or earlier.  Can we still say “If this were a story reflecting badly on Republicans……”?

QOTD

I know I’ve been neglectful of the old blog and these times they are blog worthy, so I apologize.

Today however Jonah Goldberg has such a great quote, that I must share it even if I neglect further commentary.  This is about the Judge Moore situation.  The quote is made bold by me and the other is the setup.  It’s perfect.

But serious thinking is a thing in short supply these days. When I called for conservatives to disassociate themselves from Judge Roy Moore, the response from so many Bannonistas was depressing in its vacuity. But he’s a True Conservative®! No, he’s not. But he loves the Constitution! No, he doesn’t. He’s a real Christian! Really? He’ll fight for the Trump agenda! He will? Trump supported his more conservative opponent, and Moore didn’t even know what DACA was and he opposed Obamacare repeal. And, of course, Shut up, you anti-Christian bigot!

 

All of this was hogwash then, and it’s hogwash now. What mattered is that people invested in Moore a meaning and symbolism he doesn’t deserve: He is one of us and he is against them. He’s not a person, he’s a talisman, a dashboard saint to a cause. I’m pretty sure Luther Strange is a conservative, a Christian, and a Constitutionalist. What he’s not is a thumb in the eye.

There is a lot to be said about all the latest in sexual assaults, and harassment and pedophilia and hopefully what I did say and sent to some of my nieces gets through.  I may have more to say here later, but for now, this will suffice.

Jonah is absolutely right.  Yes, it’s hard to trust the Washington Post.  They have discredited themselves too many times and that is tragic, because right here, we have a real story that with 4 witnesses and Moore’s very bad responses should probably be heard loud and clear.

Thank you Republican party for hopefully ousting this man from claiming the mantle of Republicanism.    Let’s bring shame back into our lexicon.

Russian Collusion

I swear we already knew this stuff. The book, Clinton Cash, has so many deals within deals that it’s hard to keep up, so maybe this is all new.

Read the whole thing but here’s Ed’s lede.:

Call it the original Russia collusion case, only it came long before the 2016 election. According to The Hill’s John Solomon and Alison Spann, the FBI began to piece together a Russian operation designed to advance Vladimir Putin’s control of nuclear materials in 2009 that involved both bribery and extortion. The discovery predated two key decisions that gave Moscow control over a significant portion of the US uranium market, including the Uranium One deal that put hundreds of thousands of dollars into Bill Clinton’s pockets: