Thursday, March 31, 2016
Self-deceit is a prerequisite for love.
Monday/Tuesday: Following her flat rejection of any more debates with that awfully mean Bernie Sanders unless he stopped “running a very negative campaign,” Hillary now says she is “perfectly willing” to debate him in NY. Providing the DNC can find a time-slot when no-one will be watching.
Briar Patch: FED chair Janet Yellen admitted that the global economy sucks, so naturally global stock markets immediately rose, many hitting new highs on the bad news.
Jobs Is Jobs: ADP claims that the US private sector added 200,000 jobs in the last month; too bad 191,000 of them were in service industries, not actually producing anything. Apparently we are going to get rich by taking in each other's laundry.
The Fix Is In: It does not matter who wins the Democratic primary in New York, the state's 44 superdelegates insist that they will vote for Hillary. End of story, end of pretense of democracy among the Democrats which will not be permitted “under any circumstance.”
Aid & Comfort: Most Americans support torturing dark-skinned Muslims who might be terrorists. Most Americans are idiots.
Hardship Tour: The Pentagon has ordered 90% of US military dependents to depart Turkey as soon as possible, for fear they may fall victim to “possible attacks”. The identity of possible attackers was not specified, but given recent events it could range from Erdogan's troops to ISIS fighters... if there's a difference.
Fairy Dust: A Minnesota Republican wants to mandate that gays “receive treatment” for their “unhealthy sexual addiction.”
Unclear On The Concept: Donald Trump claims he would appoint Supreme Court Justices who would investigate and convict Hillary Clinton over her emails. How soon does he think there will be 5 vacancies on the Court? And how will he ensure that he can find dupes to do what he instructs? Or that the Senate would confirm them? And since when does the Supreme Court investigate crimes? Or try and convict defendants? The only job the Supremes have is to decide whether a lower court ruling conforms to to the Constitution. Idiot.
Going Down! The Atlanta Fed now suspects that 1Q GDP growth will be 0.6%, down from the 1.4% they were touting just a week ago.
There There May Be Tygers: The Pentagon is planning to “defend Eastern European allies” with American troops, tanks, planes and dollars against Russian aggression. Sounds familiar, sort of an echo from my youth, long before you were born. How serious will this be? Well the Deputy Secretary of Defense says “there will be a division's worth of stuff there if something happens.” The first thing that would happen is that a division's worth of stuff would be vaporized.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 8:10 AM