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The Obama “Recovery” [smirking]

Why do people, including “experts”, including people like Grover Norquist, always refer to the Obama “recovery” as the weakest since World War II? Truth be told, the Obama “recovery” was the worst since the period between 1929 and 1940 when we had not one crash, but three (’29, ’32 and ’37)[1]  At least DURING WWII, despite the incredible tax burden on citizens, we saw a pretty healthy increase in wealth. Post WWII was a bit better.

But our growth under Obama was inexcusably anemic. For some reason, pundits like to give him more credit than he is due by comparing his economic growth to that experienced during WWII.

And, yes, yes… I do acknowledge that I usually disparage placing presidential labels on economic outcomes. However, Barry O was the driving force behind the spending laws be between 2009-2016. BHO and lame ass Republicans negotiated all the laws passed by congress in that time, quite unconstitutionally. So you can very fairly call that nauseating time period the Obama “recovery”.

B. Hussein’s recovery was worse, in span, than the 70s, worse than all the recessions since the great Depression. In fact the Depression was the only period in our history worse than what Obama tries to speak of as a healthy economy.  That’s what your $.9T bailout and your $1T Shovel-Ready bullshit bought you.

[1] For the record, 1929 was not the worst tumble the USA endured during the “Great Depression”. In 1932 the stock market saw a 90% crash. It wasn’t widely appreciated because the common man, by that time, had no money in the stock market because the common man had very little money. And the 1937 crash was the one where Wall street actually DID see stockbrokers jumping to their deaths from office windows, not the 1929 crash as we have been conditioned to believe. Read The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes

There is nothing more frightening than a bustling ignorance.

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Are You Woke, Woker or Wokest? [eye-roll]

Am I the only one who smirks when supposedly grown adults use the term “woke”? Granted, slang is slang. In that regard who cares if people slouch to the use of a weak term on occasion.

But in present discourse people discuss, straight-faced who’s “woke”, who’s “woker” and who still needs to “get woke”. Then there’s Senator Spartacus’ admonishment to “get folk woke!”  These morons believe they are being deep and significant when they use such a STUPID term.


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Woke is one of those shallow, grab-ass, pop terms you might use to get a 14 year old to try to raise his consciousness. (I know. I used the grammatically convenient, masculine pronoun there. So shoot me, bitch.)

The laziest part of using this term is that it is meant to mean whatever the speaker wants it to mean. Communication, to be clear, requires more than that. And any term that means everything means nothing.

So, if you want to be seen as an adult in conversation, stop saying “woke” and use real language…bitches.

’tis his honesty that brought upon him the character of a heretic.

Benjamin Franklin

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A Silly Summit

A Silly Summit

Watching Joe Duh prepare to face China and Russia this week was chock full of cringe-worthy moments. Even with the limited exposure Duh’s handlers permit him, he managed to sound utterly befuddled and ill-prepared.

But there was comic relief throughout.

First was watching the press discuss the much-ballyhooed “summit” generally. For the stupid among you, there was no summit this week. There was the G7 debacle (more about that in another post) and the worthless sit-down with Putzy.

By definition, a summit (the event) is where two powers come together to consummate a significant agreement. The particulars have all been worked out and it is left to the heads-of-state to look each other in the eye and try to assess if the document is worth signing. It almost always is. That, in modern parlance is what people mean by “deliverables”.

Duh and his handlers admitted freely that there would be no “deliverables” in this little confab hence no summit, not even a lame one. But the talkin’ heads couldn’t stop gushing about the “summit”.

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The MS also demonstrated repeatedly today and yesterday how much Donald J. Trump lives inside their pointy, little heads. They breathlessly tried to say that Duh was better than Trump on the world stage. Say what you want about Orange Man, but on the world stage he was never befuddled or at a loss for words – whether you agree with those words or not. I, for one, often did not.

Just look at the evolution of Duh’s remarks regarding Putzy being a killer.   During the campaign Duh called him a killer. When challenged by George Stephanopoulos, asking if he still thought Dear Vladimir is a killer, Duh looked like a deer in the headlights and barely mumbled in the affirmative. Then yesterday, as the big moment with a smarter, tougher man loomed, Duh called Putzy a worthy adversary.

In reality, Vlad is a punk and a criminal who never got the memo that the Cold War was over. He needs to be slapped down. Sadly, we have no one with the requisite nads to do so.

This is not unlike Trump in that the spoken position changes. But in the Donald’s case it has always been his negotiating style. Shame someone to the table (calling Kim the Crazy Fat Kid) then when he wants to do business, showering him with approbations – NOT concessions. In Duh’s case the flip-flops are out of fear and the lack of a genuine position (conceding on the Arctic and the pipeline even BEFORE the pretend summit).

Just because the corrupt media claims Duh is a world leader doesn’t make it so. He’s not. He’s in a permanent fog.

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”  George Orwell