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Trump’s Historic First 200 Days

If you only get your news from the MSM and Left-wing social media, you are no doubt TOTALLY SURE that President Trump is carrying our country to Hell in a basket.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Stock Market: Since the 2016 presidential election in November, the Dow, a benchmark index of stock performance, has set 48 record-setting closing highs. Millions of Americans are benefiting in their retirement savings accounts.

2017_08 Trump Bull Market

National Debt: Our national debt has decreased by $102 Billion since Trump’s inauguration. During Obama’s first 200 days, it increased by more than $1 Trillion. Trump also shaved $1.6 billion off the cost of his Air Force One and the military’s F-35 airplanes.

Generosity: President Trump donated his first quarter paycheck to fund Antietam battlefield restorations and his second quarter paycheck to fund a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp.

Inflation: US inflation rate decreased 1.6% in June, an eight month low. This is in part due to President Trump’s energy policies that are making gas and electricity cheaper which, in turn, means Americans have more to spend on other stuff..

Manufacturing: The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high, the best number since 1983 under President Reagan.

Trade: Trump also killed the TPP, opened up our exports of beef and LNG gas to China, and made Mexico drop the amount of refined sugar it exports to us, which will help our sugar mills sell more.

Regulations: Candidate Trump promised he’d remove 2 old regulations for each new one he implemented. As president, his administration has so far removed SIXTEEN old regulations for each new one it has implemented. He also pulled out of the Paris accord, which was burdening our economy unfairly.  Removing burdensome government regulations allows companies to spend less time and money on compliance and more on areas that create new jobs.

Jobs: During Trump’s first 200 days, U.S. employers added more than one million new jobs. During that same period in Obama’s administration, we lost more than four million.

Housing: There have been nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were under President Obama in 2009 during the same time period. Also, houses are on the market for only an average of 45 days. (In 2011, it was 84 days.)

Government Assistance: During Obama’s eight years, the number of food stamp recipients rose by 10.7 million. After just 200 days under Trump, that number has dropped by more than 1.1 million.

Illegal Aliens: The numbers sneaking across our borders has dropped 67%. SCOTUS held up Trump’s travel ban and ICE has arrested 66,000 illegals, most of them violent criminals, including 6,000 members of the vicious MC-13 gang.

Women: With Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Trump launched the United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

Unemployment: The Unemployment Rate decreased from 4.8% to 4.3%. During Obama’s first 200 days, it increased from 7.8% to 9.5%.

Keep in mind that, since President Clinton decreed that “Discouraged Workers” were not “Unemployed”, the “Unemployment Rate” has tended to increase when the economy improves, due to discouraged workers becoming hopeful enough to begin searching for jobs again. The opposite also occurs. As the economy worsens, the “Unemployment Rate” can actually go down as people who want to work become too discouraged to continue seeking employment. This is why I prefer the “Percent of Americans Employed” metric. Clinton didn’t screw with that one, so it’s still meaningful across multiple administrations and without tedious explanations about why it’s stupid.  This is also why both the decrease under Trump and the increase under Obama reflected less of the good and bad changes in their respective economic policies.


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The drunk guy at the party who won’t stop talking

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Trump’s Big Beautiful Wall

BORDER PATROL 2017 Trump frees Border Patrol by Branco

According to Red Jahnke at Investor’s Business Daily, Trump has already built a virtual wall on our southern border called “deterrence” — the deterrent effect of actually enforcing immigration law.

Homeland Security reports that apprehensions have plummeted to about 50% of what they were under “Open Borders” Obama.  Trump claims the numbers sneaking in are down by more than 75%.

One coyote said he has taken only one client over the U.S. border since Trump’s inauguration vs. the one to two groups he took each month under Obama.


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Stephen Miller: 1, Media Butt-Sniffers: 0

General Sherman burned Atlanta in 1864. Smoke arose from Atlanta once again yesterday, not from buildings burning, but the massive egos at CNN Headquarters being torched.

White House adviser Stephen Miller came out to discuss Trump’s plan to cut legal immigration. Our favorite presstitute, Jim “sexual” Acosta (my original thought for this month), stepped forward as the first contestant in this version of “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?”  It wasn’t pretty.

Keith Koffler wrote this:

CNN’s Acosta Accuses Trump of Racism with New Immigration Plan

CNN’s Jim Acosta got into it with White House advisor Stephen Miller during an exchange in the White House briefing room this afternoon about an immigration proposal backed by Trump that would favor skilled workers who speak English.

“It sounds like you’re trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country,” Acosta said.

“That’s one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant, and foolish things you’ve ever said,” Miller responded. “The notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong and so insulting.”

Acosta then got on the air and said President Trump’s “bias against Latino immigrants” has “infected” senior administration officials like Miller.


Stephen Miller Owns Glenn Thrush: ‘NYT Can Hire All The Low-Skilled Workers – See How You Feel!’

Senior Advisor Stephen Miller went on an absolute tear today as he expanded on a new legal immigration bill supported by President Trump.  Far left New York Times hack Glenn Thrush made the mistake of attacking Miller.

Miller then jokingly told Thrush that they could make a carve-out in the bill to specifically allow The New York Times to take in as many unskilled workers as they want, at the cost of creating jobs for American citizens.

“The New York Times can hire all the low-skilled less-pay workers they want from other countries and see how you feel,” Miller said to Thrush.

Miller ‘Had A Blast’ Schooling Acosta On Immigration

Acosta tried to lecture Miller on immigration issues, where he appeared to argue that the Statue of Liberty somehow bans America from prioritizing high-skilled immigrants.

“What you’re proposing, or what the president’s proposing here, does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration,” Acosta said. “The Statue of Liberty says, ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,’ it doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer.

“Well, first of all, right now, it’s a requirement that to be naturalized you have to speak English, so the notion that speaking English wouldn’t be a part of immigration systems would be very ahistorical,” Miller responded.

Trump Advisor Miller Schools Acosta: Statue of Liberty Poem on Huddled Masses Added Later

“The only immigrants mentioned at the dedication in 1886 were the ‘illustrious descendants of the French nobility’ who fought on behalf of the United States against Britain during the American Revolution,” the Times reported.

Emma Lazarus’s poem only belatedly became synonymous with the Statute of Liberty,” the Times reported.



MSNBC: Miller’s Battle with Media Using ‘Xenophobia’ Was Maybe Because He Got Bullied as a Kid

Talk about a bad day to be a member of the liberal media. Licking their wounds from White House official Stephen Miller sparring with the press corps on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Deadline:  White House denounced Miller as the kid who probably got bullied in school while his words were filled with “xenophobia” and nothing but “white identity politics.”

MSNBC Contributor: WH Policy Adviser ‘Probably’ Had His Lunch Stolen When He Was Younger

Fox anchor on Miller: ‘Don’t put that guy in front of cameras again’

Fox News host Eric Bolling criticized White House senior adviser Stephen Miller for his comments at Wednesday’s press briefing, saying, “Don’t put that guy in front of the cameras again.”

Miller got into a heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta while answering questions in place of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, bashing the network’s White House correspondent for his “cosmopolitan bias.”

Bolling said Wednesday evening that while he disagreed with some parts of President Trump’s newly announced plan to cut legal immigration, “It’s really really important for the country. Merit-based immigration is fantastic.”

Don Lemon tells Trump Advisor Stephen Miller “Don’t Come Be Smug and Cute and Try to Lie to Me”


Ann Coulter Enthused: Stephen Miller Ate Legacy Media’s Lunch

Conservative pundit and best-selling author Ann Coulter giddily praised President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller for eating the legacy media’s lunch and exposing the incurious, unknowledgeable, and vapid legacy media writers who pose as “objective” reporters on immigration issues.


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The Humpday Herald

Sorry, best I could come up with.
The news is all over the place so there’s no central thing to concentrate on. Fortunately y’all have gotten used to the mediocrity that emanates from this here keyboard. At least we don’t beg you for donations.

DNA discovery identifies living descendants of Biblical Canaanites

“In light of the enormously complex history of this region in the last few millennia, it was quite surprising that over 90 percent of the genetic ancestry of present-day Lebanese was derived from the Canaanites,” said Chris Tyler-Smith, senior group leader at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in a statement.

Refugee Admissions Under Trump: More Christians, Fewer Muslims

The first six months-plus of the Trump administration have brought a discernible shift in the religious affiliation breakdown of refugees admitted into the United States, with a larger proportion of Christians to Muslims among those resettled.

Palin lawyers blocked from grilling reporters in defamation suit

A Manhattan federal court judge will decide by the end of this month whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin filed against the New York Times for accusing the former Alaska governor of inciting gun violence.

In the meantime, Judge Jed Rakoff suspended discovery, blocking Palin’s lawyers from grilling two dozen Times reporters to prove the Gray Lady is biased against her.
Judge Jed Rakoff

Rakoff is a Clinton-appointed, activist judge. I suspect that this will not proceed.

Huckabee Sanders Rips Into Media: ‘You Want to Create a Narrative That Doesn’t Exist’
Sarah Huckabee Sanders sounded off passionately on Tuesday against the Russia collusion theories pushed by some in the media.

“You guys want to create a narrative that just doesn’t exist,” said the newly appointed press secretary, adding that they “seem obsessed.”

“Everybody wants to make try to make this some story about misleading,” she shot back to a question about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

1 Million Illegal Immigrants To Have California Driver’s License By 2018

More than 905,000 illegal immigrants have a California driver’s license at this point, and that number could rise to more than a million by January of 2018.

By the end of June 2017, more than 900,000 drivers have been registered under California Assembly Bill 60, which requires only proof of identity and residency, not immigration status, in order to receive a license to drive a car.

Top EPA official resigns over direction of agency under Trump

The former EPA official made $249,000 in her last year of employment, according to the website, which compiles federal salary data.

For comparison, the average American’s salary is $44,000, according to the Census Bureau, and a senator or congressman makes $174,000 a year.

Southerland’s base salary was $185,100 in 2016. She got a $64,155 bonus that year, and, according to, she was in “highest-paid ten percent of employees” at EPA.


Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.” She last worked as the director of science and technology in the Office of Water.

“The truth is there is NO war on coal, there is NO economic crisis caused by environmental protection, and climate change IS caused by man’s activities,” Southerland wrote, directly rejecting many of Trump’s claims.

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia
The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea.–politics.html

Zakaria: Trump’s Win Was a Slap in the Face to us Elites

“The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things,” Zakaria said.

“There’s a part of America that is sick and tired of being told what to do by this overeducated population that Hillary Clinton perfectly represented.”

Nancy Pelosi & Maxine Waters meltdown on CNN, MSNBC & FOX News Live – Dumb and Dumber Ep. 6

Pinkerton: The ‘Hard Pivot’ from Health Care to Tax Reform and a Stronger Trump Agenda

We can look back and see that the repeal-and-replace effort was a valiant try at keeping a campaign promise, but it just wasn’t working. Sometimes, as Kenny Rogers might have put it, you’ve got to “Know when to fold ‘em/ Know when to walk away.” Yes, that’s the “the secret to survivin’.” As Trump has always said, failure can happen, but tactical flexibility is the key to long-term success.

Mindful of that survive-so-as-to-fight-again-and-win ethos, GOP leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue have been making what’s been described by one insider as “a hard pivot to tax reform.”




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NYT buries the lede

Heads up, you stoopid right-wing, Christian, Trump supporters!

2017_07 04 NYT headline

Oh wait.

2017_07 05 NYT para 10



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A Big Day for America at SCOTUS

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly last year, I was heartbroken. Perhaps crestfallen isn’t too strong a word. We had lost a staunch, unapologetic conservative voice. With the prospect of a Hillary Clinton dictatorship hanging over our heads, all I could see was the court lurching even farther to the left. At the time no one could foresee the phenomenon that would be Donald Trump stunning the entire world by soundly thumping Obama’s heir apparent. I do not believe another person in the country would have had what it took to win … brash, determined, a viable message of success for the American worker and the guts to tell the chattering class to kiss his ass, political correctness be damned. Remarkably, Mitch McConnell put off hearings on Scalia’s replacement over the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Democrats demanding Obama get the chance to plant another liberal shill on the court.

Scalia – Portrait Of A Man & Jurist


SCOTUS substantially reinstated all of Trump’s Travel Order.

The Court also substantially lifted the injunctions, except to persons who already have a bona fide connection to the U.S.

Trump: Decision To Let Travel Ban Take Effect Is ‘Clear Victory For Our National Security’

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump said. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.”

Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

A clear majority of Supreme Court justices ruled against Missouri’s refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that reimburses non-profit groups for installing rubber playground surfaces.

SCOTUS: Blocking Church Daycare From Grant Money Is ‘Odious to Our Constitution’

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and explicitly said that denying money for religious reasons is unconstitutional.

“The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution … and cannot stand,” Roberts wrote.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the majority. Sotomayor read her dissent from the bench and argued that the ruling imperils the separation of church and state.

Supreme Court Will Hear a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

After turning down similar appeals, the justices have decided to take on this case.

Back in 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins asked Phillips to make them a wedding cake. The two “planned to marry in Massachusetts but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado.” They had to marry in another state because Colorado did not even recognize same-sex unions until 2014.

Phillips said no since “it would violate his religious beliefs.”

Buzzfeed continued:

Represented by the ACLU, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which found in 2014 the baker ran afoul of the state law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  A Colorado appeals court upheld that decision, saying that if the baker “wishes to operate as a public accommodation and conduct business within the State of Colorado, [the ColoradoAnti-Discrimination Act] prohibits it from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation.”

The court added the law “does not impose burdens on religious conduct not imposed on secular conduct.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom may bring another appeal to the Supreme Court. Its lawyers represent “a florist in Washington State who turned away a gay couple seeking flowers for their wedding.” The state supreme court ruled against her and the group has stated that it will “appeal to the Supreme Court.”

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.

The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.

The second case concerned two men from Pennsylvania who challenged the scope of a federal law that bans felons and some individuals charged with misdemeanors from possessing firearms.

Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme Court For Not Believing In The Second Amendment

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Thomas wrote after most members of the court declined to hear the California case.

“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,” Thomas said.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court’s newest member, joined Thomas’ statement on the court’s refusal to hear the case, calling the decision by the 9th circuit on Peruta v. San Diego “indefensible.”

I’ve heard that Trump very soon may be nominating another SCOTUS nominee. Kennedy may be retiring. Crypt keeper’s Mother Ginsberg will be rotting in her chair before the crone retires.



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Pot, meet Kettle

2017_06 24 Mary Beth Williams tweet

Tweeters responded:

  • I particularly like how you threw in a “we’re” as if you weren’t being racist.
  • Privileged white girl thinks cleaning toilets, driving, and being nannies is all those dumb brown people are capable of.
  • Yesterday, I was a toothless, uneducated hillbilly Trump supporter. Today, I have a limo driver! America, what a country!
  • Everything about this tweet is what caused the backlash that led to Trump.
  • I’m a Republican who cleans my own toilets, raises my own children, and drives my own car. Who do you imagine the Republicans are?
  • I’m a Latino Republican who is sick of people like her assuming I’m only here to be the help.
  • My cleaning gal gets paid $28/hr. She’s an American. She files taxes too.
  • “Who’s gonna pick my cotton if you free my slaves?” — The Democrats


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