Monthly Archives: December 2016

The economy Trump inherits

“For a three-year stretch from 1983 to 1985 during the heart of the Reagan boom, growth in the U.S. economy averaged over 5.5% per year. These two periods were unusually strong, but they show what the U.S. economy can do with the right policies. By contrast, growth in the U.S. from 2007 through 2013 averaged 1% per year. Growth in the first half of 2014 was worse, averaging just 0.95%.”

Off the 2016 employment cliff

  This has been a tremendously hard few months for me.  I don’t want to overshare, but unemployment has been at the center of many, many conversations, with family and friends having hit the bricks this year. Friends with ten, fifteen or twenty years of service are being thrown under the bus.The job I’ve had […]

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE –the Trump era reboot

We are now in the Trump era. Even if the folks attempting to tip over Trump by begging electors to vote against the state totals, we will never be able as a nation to escape what has been wrought on us by this election. And I suspect all attempts to reboot the election will fail. […]

Hey, Donald, About the Taxes…

It’s too late to bring it up as an issue that would affect votes, but where’s Donald’s Tax returns? I imagine that Mitt Romney must be plenty p*ssed that Trump never showed us what he has paid in income taxes and was elected anyway. We know (thanks to Marla Maples, probably) that Trump had claimed […]

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Pssst! Your Privilege is Showing!: Hypersincerity with Trevor Noah

Originally posted on HyperReality:
“I’m in the lions’ den, Trevor.” This is how Tomi Lahren chooses to begin her segment on the November 30 episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  Noah jokingly asks if that’s a comment on his being African. Tomi Lahren is the embodiment of one of the two sides of the…