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Slow Joe making moves

Biden says that he’s running for President in 2020.

In the meantime he has other plans…

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Donald Trump: Squaring Up To Take On China

We all know what happened w/Trump & Taiwan & Tweeting. China likes to send it’s political messages via their state-owned press. Here are their words, excerpted (I deleted a bunch of shit) from THIS ARTICLE.

Beijing (AFP) – Donald Trump is a “diplomatic rookie” who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his naivety.

Trump’s protocol-shattering call with Taiwan’s president and a subsequent Twitter tirade against Beijing’s policies could risk upending the delicate balance between the world’s two largest economies, major media outlets said.

“Provoking friction and messing up China-US relations won’t help ‘make America great again'”, said a front-page opinion piece in the overseas edition of Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily.

The nationalist Global Times newspaper’s Chinese edition also ran a page-one story on Trump’s “inability to keep his mouth shut”, damning his “provocation and falsehoods”.

The Global Times’ English-language edition filled its opinion pages with editorials slamming the president-elect.

The often brittle, provocative publication is not considered “official” media, but has close ties to the ruling party.

Noting that Sino-US relations had reached a delicate equilibrium thanks to years of careful management, an editorial in the paper warned that Trump “can make a lot of noise but that does not exempt him from the rules of the major power game,” adding that he “doesn’t have sufficient resources” to be provocative with China.

“Trump’s China-bashing tweet is just a cover for his real intent, which is to treat China as a fat lamb and cut a piece of meat off it,” it said.

“He is trying to pillage other countries for US prosperity,” it warned, but instead he will unwittingly “smash the current world economic order” of which the US is the “biggest beneficiary.”

A companion commentary warned that Trump “will in time learn not to cross China”, threatening “a fierce competition” with Beijing if the US increases arm sales to Taiwan.

China Daily newspaper warned that “diplomatic rookie” Trump needs to moderate his behaviour or he will create “costly troubles for his country”.

“As president-elect, Trump can expect some forgiveness even when he is shooting from the hip. But things will be different when he becomes president.”

“If Trump continues talking this way after taking office… China is going to have to make some adjustments in its thinking,”

Trump’s decision to speak with Taiwan’s president seems to have particularly rattled Beijing, which regards the democratically-ruled island of 23 million a renegade province, though it has its own legal and military systems and has not been under Beijing’s control for more than 60 years.

“This call was no accident, It is clear that Trump associates, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, have had repeated contact with Tsai and her people in recent months and were well aware of what they were doing.”

He really pissed the Chinese off to take such strong words. They are usually more coy in their recriminations. I can hear the dogs of trade & currency war getting worked up already…

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Jefferson Parish Sheriff Goes Off: Live On MSNBC

NSFW Language Warning: MSDNC cuts him off and apologizes for the language, but what he was saying was right & just.

The people support him speaking about the poisonous social climate in this country. This is more PC moral relativity. They think that even saying dangerous words (without regard to context) is bad. They… are foolish.

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Talking to Taiwan?

Having given it some thought, I think the telephone call between Trump and the leader of Taiwan was appropriate and I agree with Trump that it is his right to do so.

Trump Tweeted: “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so!”

He makes a good point. The democracy on Taiwan can be argued to be the government of mainland China in exile. It predates the communist revolution in China and, as a democracy, it is certainly more legitimate than the government in Beijing. It is absurd that the POTUS cannot speak to the leader of a fellow democracy. In fact, it is absurd that the United States does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

I read, however, that China sent two nuclear capable bombers to fly over Taiwan on the day of the call. That sends a clear message. Let’s play this out.

What if Trump decides to establish diplomatic ties with Taiwan? What it, as a result, the mainland Chinese decide that they must act now or lose what they consider to be a runaway province forever?

Suppose the Chinese launch a major bombing campaign on Taiwan followed by an amphibian invasion toppling the government. This seems unlikely but it certainly doesn’t seem impossible. Then what? What should President Trump do?

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240 Years Of Army Uniforms In 2 Minutes

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Trump’s Carrier deal is wildly popular

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Free markets and free trade were not on the ballot this year. This is why.

Donald Trump’s first major action as president-elect — the deal he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence struck last week with Carrier Corp. — is earning high marks from American voters, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows.

Voters surveyed overwhelmingly view Trump’s negotiations with Carrier — which resulted in about 1,000 manufacturing jobs at the heating, ventilation and air conditioning company remaining in Indiana rather than moving to Mexico — as an appropriate use of presidential prerogative. And a majority of voters say the Carrier deal gives them a more favorable view of Trump, though his overall favorability ratings were virtually unchanged from mid-November.

If I analyze only the seen and ignore the unseen, I truly love this deal too.

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A faithless Republican elector in Texas

He won’t cast his vote for Donald Trump.

I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election, people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think presidents-elect should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office.

Find out why he won’t cast a vote for Trump here.

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Should The U.S. Ban The Burka?

ANGELA Merkel’s today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies.
The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference having recently declared she will seek re-election.

If a government can tell people what they cannot wear, can they also tell them what they must wear?

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Army has a special uniform for their game against Navy this coming weekend

They’ve also got a 14 game losing streak going. Somebody must have told the coaching staff that clothes make the man. These boys had better understand that they will be wearing colors that are undefeated in their upcoming game. There are many All Americans such as myself who could take it personally if they wear our colors into battle and get defeated.

My Navy girlfriend is laughing at me.

I’m calling Uncle Franz. He’s got General Mattis’s phone number. I’ll have Uncle Franz put an end to this bullshit right now.

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Ever Feel Like You Need More?

Do you ever find yourself wondering how the warrior inside you has seemingly become trapped in a job that slowly, inexorably drains your soul, and a marriage that is frustrating and tiresome, raising children who don’t appreciate everything you do for them? Do you feel like your contributions to the family are not properly understood or recognized?

Somewhere in the past, as you reminisce your days of boldly striking out to prove yourself a man in this world, you find yourself swept away to a distant time and place where you lived as a man among men. You fought and celebrated together, shared triumphs & tragedies, gained & lost love. You saw an objective and you set your mind to striking out to conquer that objective.

For some, these years occurred in military service. For others, it was in college. Others still, took a summer and traveled the country or the world. For some still, they continue to travel and search for new & exciting objectives to conquer, but you? You were invincible and unstoppable and somewhere along the way you just lost your fire.

You chose the immense burden of taking a wife and creating a family. You placed upon yourself, the most challenging, soul-dampening challenge a man can take upon himself: the responsibility for others. This challenge is fraught with emotional danger and the risk of screwing up, but the rewards that this choice offers are beyond anything you could possible imagine. The rewards of this challenge can reach out into the future and reshape the world.

If you ever feel like your wife doesn’t appreciate you and your children don’t respect you, your boss wears you down and you come home to a family that is doing the same, it’s time someone shared the truth with you. The problem is not your boss, or your wife, or your children. It’s not the politicians or the corporation that shipped your job to Mexico. The problem is inside of you.

Yep. You read that right. I aligned my experience with yours so that I can share with you the truth as I’ve come to know it. This is the most valuable truth you will ever experience: The problem is you.

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Trump and Gore have a “very interesting meeting”

As Trump told the New York Times, he would keep an “open mind” on the issue and acknowledging that human activity might be connected to changes in the climate.

Gore was originally scheduled to meet just with Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is not registered with a political party and has already pushed her father to adopt positions usually promoted by Democrats. Gore told reporters that after that meeting, he then had “an extremely interesting conversation” with the president-elect.

“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” Gore told reporters after spending about 90 minutes at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the lunch hour Monday. “I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”

Expect Sean Hannity to run a segment tonight proving with geometric logic that climate change has always been a core conservative issue of the Republican Party.

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Are Current USMC Officers Concerned With Mattis’ Appointment?

Watch the video here.

When an Obama-appointed General (Chmn JCS – Dunford) was asked if he had any concerns regarding Gen Mattis’ selection as nominee for SecDef, he responded in a single word: “No.” This speaks volumes for a man who was drummed out of the Obama military (by a note sent via WH aid) for being impolitic (refusing to bite his tongue or sugar-coat his opinions).

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Monday Morning History Lesson: Japan

There is some language, so caveat emptor. This video is a solid history of Japan and it’s very funny.

“Cities that exist: Hiroshima. Nagasaki. Some others…”

Heh. You do know the trouble in breaking up with a Japanese girlfriend, right? You have to drop the bomb on her, twice, before she gets it…

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Manic Monday Mystery

 

Enjoy the Week!

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A Selection from “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen”

Originally published in July 1850 by Frédéric Bastiat


Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James B., when his careless son happened to break a square of glass? If you have been present at such a scene, you will most assuredly bear witness to the fact, that every one of the spectators, were there even thirty of them, by common consent apparently, offered the unfortunate owner this invariable consolation — “It is an ill wind that blows nobody good. Everybody must live, and what would become of the glaziers if panes of glass were never broken?”

Now, this form of condolence contains an entire theory, which it will be well to show up in this simple case, seeing that it is precisely the same as that which, unhappily, regulates the greater part of our economical institutions.

Suppose it cost six francs to repair the damage, and you say that the accident brings six francs to the glazier’s trade — that it encourages that trade to the amount of six francs — I grant it; I have not a word to say against it; you reason justly. The glazier comes, performs his task, receives his six francs, rubs his hands, and, in his heart, blesses the careless child. All this is that which is seen.

But if, on the other hand, you come to the conclusion, as is too often the case, that it is a good thing to break windows, that it causes money to circulate, and that the encouragement of industry in general will be the result of it, you will oblige me to call out, “Stop there! your theory is confined to that which is seen; it takes no account of that which is not seen.”

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The Nature of War

An interview with General Mattis.

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Trump to intervene in business decisions on a ‘day-by-day’ basis

The President of the United States is going to make daily interventions with companies that make business decisions of which he does not approve.

Pence said the deal Trump reached last week to keep Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp, from shipping jobs to Mexico from an Indiana air conditioner plant showed the incoming administration would confront U.S.-based firms when needed and use a carrot-and-stick approach to keep them from offshoring jobs.

The Carrier deal included $7 million in tax breaks to encourage United Technologies to keep the jobs in Indiana. On Twitter early Sunday morning, Trump also revived his campaign threat to slap a 35 percent tariff on imports of products made by companies that have moved production out of the United States.

“Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake,” Trump said, telling companies that moved jobs overseas would face “retribution or consequence.”

I can’t even imagine the storm of indignation that would have arisen from the conservative blogosphere if this was coming from Barack Obama.

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A Sunday Sermon

Good morning Real Revo. It’s a beautiful day in the land of plenty. I hope you have been enjoying your weekend it the fullest. I look forward to being in God’s house this morning and I invite you to join us should you be inclined to do so.

We are in a season of celebration. Enjoy these days to their fullest.

At the link below you will find the streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church, if we are able to be up and running today. The webcast will stream content all day, along with the live webcast of our Sunday Morning Worship Service that starts at 10:45am East Coast time. Please feel welcome to join us.

The streaming television webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church is found HERE

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The Saturday Night Special

Tonight we have a special encore presentation of one of the more disturbing Saturday Night Specials we have ever featured here. The information that is presented seems too incredible to be true. It proves the Wisdom in the saying that the Truth is often stranger than Fiction.

Tonight we take a trip back in time to the shocking story of Osama bin Laden’s top Spy in the United States.

Saturday Night Special – Triple Cross

 

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No Brains, No Headaches

I hope he was wearing a helmet….

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A basic rule of Captalism

This rule goes well beyond Capitalism as well.

The rule is that Pigs get fat while Hogs get slaughtered.

Here is the latest example of what happens when you violate that rule.

Awesomeness.

 

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I would be nervous if I was a Filipino named Bong Go

Seriously, that’s a dangerous name to have during a violent War on Drug Dealers.

“In a video released by Duterte’s close aide, Bong Go, the Philippine leader is seen smiling while talking to Trump and saying: “We will maintain … and enhance the bilateral ties between our two countries.”

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Trump and Duterte talk on the phone and Duterte did not call him the Son of a Whore.

 

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Friday Night at the Movies

Welcome to the weekend, the first of which occurs in the Month of December. The Christmas Season is fully upon us. My Tree Dazzlers were deployed last weekend. Gene Simmons is perched before the Star at the top of the Tree. This is only because I could not find a proper tree topper that carries the image of Prince which is a real shame but should I find one I can make my Tree Dazzler do purple patterns at the press of a button. At least there actually is a Prince tree topper available but it isn’t illuminated and I don’t think Prince would be pleased with that, so I’m not buying it… yet. The fact is that I could convert it into an illuminated tree topper with my mastery of lighting skills and knowledge of LEDs.

There is no Donald Trump tree topper of any kind that I can find anywhere on the net. He’s got a Ninety Nine Dollar Christmas Tree Ornament available but no tree topper and that is utterly sad. If I could find one though I can make the Tree Dazzler do orange patterns at the push of a button. I would just go ahead and put a Make America Great Again Hat at the top of my tree but once again, it isn’t illuminated. I demand that my tree topper be illuminated. I am not willing to create a shielded light source on the visor of that hat that will illuminate the signage on the face of the hat. My tree topper must be illuminated internally or it just won’t look right. I’m not willing to drop my standards in this regard while at the same time destroying a beautiful hat. Not doing it.

For now Gene Simmons rules the top of my tree.

Tonight I have something utterly disturbing to share with you in the event that I have not already done so.

It’s something that happened early in my childhood…

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Trumponomics: Taking The REINS Of The Deep State?

I’m not a fan of The Donald, as everyone here knows, but I’m giving the man a shot. Truth be told, I’m just so eminently thankful that we don’t have to suffer 8 years of that shrill wench that I can’t bring myself to write anything overtly negative about the Orange Imperfect’s plans…yet. I will challenge him and hold him to account at every turn, but for the moment as regards my writing, I’m sticking to one of the few glimmers of hope I’ve seen in nigh on 15 years.

The House passed HR-427 (The REINS Act) in 2015, by a vote of 243 to 165. The Senate companion bill S.226 was introduced by Sen Rand Paul(R-KY). The bill “would require any executive branch rule or regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more — designated by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a ‘major rule’ — to come before Congress for an up-or-down vote before being enacted.”

If Donald Trump pushes Congress to pass this legislation, he would decimate 105 years of ever-increasing regulatory overreach cementing his place in the pantheon of reductionist heroes (without even being a conservative), just down & to the left of Ronald Reagan.

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Could Donald Trump be the small government Republican we’ve been praying for?

Who creates federal laws? Civics books say it is Congress, but the real answer today may be the executive branch. Earlier this year, James Gattuso and Diane Katz reported that just the 229 major regulations issued since 2009 added over $100 billion in annual costs (according to the regulatory agencies), $22 billion coming in 2015. With estimates of the total regulatory costs now exceeding income tax burdens at over $2 trillion annually, regulations were far more burdensome for many Americans than legislation.

Unfortunately, missing from this process is accountability to citizens. In response, some members of Congress have turned to supporting the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” (REINS) Act, which would require Congress to approve major regulations before they could take effect.

Why is this necessary when the US Constitution specifically assigns all legislative powers to Congress? Because Congress has increasingly abdicated its lawmaking responsibility, delegating its power through vague laws and mandates to executive agencies, which then impose and enforce the actual regulations that legally bind Americans.

The REINS Act, by allowing major regulations to take effect only if passed by Congress, would end the effective delegation of legislative power to regulatory bureaucrats and restore some of the Constitution’s eroded separation of powers. It would offer some real political accountability, by moving us back toward Americans’ earlier understanding of legislative powers, gutted in U.S. v. Grimand (1911) and subsequent court rulings.

Before Grimand, Congress had already begun giving administrative agencies power to formulate specific rules to implement Congress’ general policy objectives. But in Grimand, the Supreme Court gave such administrative rulings the full force of law, with delegation mushrooming since.

If they make this happen, the next step is to begin undoing the destructive regulations implemented over the past decades. If that occurs, we may yet see the small government revolution I…we have longed for. It probably won’t happen like that, but a boy can dream.

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Trump & Clinton Hacks Attack Each Other On MSDNC

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