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  • Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service Detail Is Infuriating Ritzy (Liberal) DC Neighborhood

    03/26/2017 9:29:44 AM PDT · 61 of 62
    taildragger to Dr. Sivana
    Ah Dr Sivana,

    You either live politics or were from CT or the east coast at the time. Sadly none of these clowns go off to invent the latest breakthrough in biotech etc. they have to do what they do, lawyer up and finagle some piece of legislation for the highest bidder....

  • Huma Abedin Is Giving Marriage With Anthony Weiner Another Try

    03/25/2017 6:45:05 PM PDT · 41 of 101
    taildragger to E. Pluribus Unum

    Exxxaaacccccttttllly. This is why the Clinton’s never divorced!

  • Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service Detail Is Infuriating Ritzy (Liberal) DC Neighborhood

    03/25/2017 6:34:25 PM PDT · 21 of 62
    taildragger to drewh

    Seriously 2 Lawyers and this: said Toby Moffett, a former Democratic representative from Connecticut"

    So Moffett and the 2 atty's are lobbying for who?

    And you don't think the swamp needs draining you UniPartier's lurking?

    One of my Deplorable gnomes part of the Deplorable Men's Group is into VC made me laugh when he said I wish their was a way to short the whole DC real-estate market, I laughed and told him I had the same Idea 6 months ago!

  • Time to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker

    03/25/2017 10:01:48 AM PDT · 101 of 124
    taildragger to cotton1706
    Folks I need your feedback, I am not so doom and gloom post his lost today because it hit me...

    Paul Ryan is no Mikael Gorbachev, if he is lucky he is some low lever USSR attache...

    Let me explain. Much like Reagan walked away from the table at Reykjavík, this was a bridge too far to make a deal for PDJT. Frankly whether it was written by Dr Price of the insurance industry, this bill wasn't something in Ryan's heart, compared to Gorbie that wanted a deal. Much like Reykakvik, a deal will be done, it wasn't good enough, and the time value of money ( or their sorry political asses ) will cause all parties to come to the table to fix it.

    IMHO Ryan is toast politically, it is only a question of when it happens. He flubbed his 1st apprenticeship, I don't think he has much more a gig as speaker, he just don't know it...

  • House Republicans, short of votes, withdraw health care bill

    03/24/2017 2:03:39 PM PDT · 282 of 354
    taildragger to dp0622
    A lot o the rules and regulations have nothing to do with the healthcare sign up site. up to 26 your kids can get health insurance, pre existing...

    Dp0622....

    I got a call somewhere around 2010-2011 from one of my tea-party gnomes. I trust him, and he noted he heard from someone from within one of the big-3 and the whole 18 to 26 thing was costing them a fortune, but they didn't dare go public with it aka Obama, going after them. Before that, they could buy a high deductible catastrophic policy on campus and on the low end their is always clinics etc on campus for colds, flu etc ( gee just like a HSA w/ a Direct Primary Care Plan, but let that go...) Note Obama had to destroy all low cost plans and other options to funnel us into the collapse to devolve into a Canadian Style system. He couldn't have the policies on Campus, as we all now have to get this Blue Cross Blue Shield on Steroids high end plan ( that is what it is, essentially ) aka "The Qualified Plan"

    On Pre-exisiting....

    Covering them is not Insurance, by definition insurance is to cover for catastrophic loss, by throwing everyone in the pool Obama essentially violated separation of Church and State, this is a function of faith and religious intuitions, i.e. grace and unmerited favor, donating to someone in need is good, adding them by Gov't mandate? No way. Ironically, before Obamacare, after a wait period with an underwriter, they might have insured you.

    We are starting to come to grips with how badly Obama ****ed up our health care system, it is enough to make you scream....

  • US-Israeli Citizen New Suspect Behind Jewish Community Center Threats

    03/23/2017 2:55:00 PM PDT · 7 of 41
    taildragger to markomalley

    Their by the grace of G-d go I. I had a co-worker in Mgt, in th 80’s Orthodox
    Jew, great guy. A local synagogue was defaced with swastikas, it was his son who was having mental health issues. It effected all of us, his angst, and this was before FMLA and he took a ton of time off. Think of this kids patents...
    Not your normal FR response, Ben
    their done that...

  • Shia LeBouf's Flag has been Taken AGAIN in Liverpool in Less Than 24 Hours!

    03/23/2017 9:52:35 AM PDT · 7 of 24
    taildragger to Ulmius
    "Maybe Shia needs to put his flag in an invitation-only area that you can only reach by calling the right people, like some underground rave..."

    Ya still might be able to get a drone in their and capture it ;-) Oh, how fun!

  • Explosive interview with General Thomas McInerney

    03/23/2017 5:50:33 AM PDT · 176 of 294
    taildragger to boxlunch
    "I think we are at or near “critical mass” of evidence and momentum for the white hats in intel community to start offering evidence to blow this entire thing open"

    It's working...

    * It takes 3 yrs to change a Corp Culture.
    * PDJT may have less.
    * This tells me that underlings are feeling empowered against fiefdoms to finally speak freely without fear of repercussion.
    * Read "American Icon" and how Allan Mulally drove culture change w/in Ford. The part where he went into a meeting an the head of a vehicle line spoke up and said I am behind here, I need help, that was the tipping point denoting it it is working

    I wonder between PDJT and the various rock stars he has aboard ( and those yet to be confirmed ), the white hats are feeling, finally someone who gets it.

  • Chicago area leads U.S. in population loss, sees drop for 2nd year in a row

    03/23/2017 5:29:06 AM PDT · 7 of 18
    taildragger to TheRake; Locomotive Breath
    LB, The Rake is right. I am close enough to drive to the city and yes it is improving. Their is a big art scene and entrepreneurs moving their. Now I am hearing through the grapevine and I can't second source it, the current mayor is helping yuppie types moving into certain neighborhoods rather than "Detroiter's".

    One thing for sure, the Detroit Bankruptcy while not perfect was manageable with the only sticky wicket still being the teachers pension, which will be a maintenance issue to make sure it doesn't go bad quickly.

    Chicago Pensions? It is in their constitution, they can't change them, you can't pull back on the stick to get out of the dive, it is on the impact that will get them, but the sudden stop aka no cash left as the eat through their seed corn.

    Other things to consider:

    * Canada is our what 1st or 2nd largets trading partner?
    * Business couldn't wait for Detroit to clean up it's act financially.
    * It is here on more so on the road to that.
    * Bad or good a new Bridge and a renegotiated NAFTA deal can't but help business on both sides of the river, and possibly even manufacturing springing up in Detroit because of it.
    * So many other ditties like LNG Powered Large vessels on the Great Lakes to be fueled on the Canadian side in Sarnia......

    Tell me a bright spot in Chicago that even matches any of the above....

  • Explosive interview with General Thomas McInerney

    03/22/2017 8:29:13 PM PDT · 63 of 294
    taildragger to Art in Idaho; All
    BTW....

    Dr David Janda is on WAAM out of Ann Arbor.

    Check it out on the web. Great radio station, "Thayrone" is a hoot, and his weekend shows with blues and early rock oldies is way cool to listen too, stuff you haven't heard or forgot.

    http://www.waamradio.com/

  • Explosive interview with General Thomas McInerney

    03/22/2017 8:18:01 PM PDT · 53 of 294
    taildragger to Vic S
    "He says they probably have a security bubble as well,"

    Interesting he who I will not verbal degrade and isn't worth my breath built in a SCIF, whilst Hillary had one in Chappaqua and didn't use it (aka her servers)....

    You can't write this stuff, even if you were the Late Tom Clancy...

  • LaBeouf Taking Anti-Trump Project to England Because ‘America Not Safe Enough’

    03/22/2017 7:59:10 PM PDT · 21 of 31
    taildragger to mewzilla
    "In light of today’s events, pretty dumb."

    In light of his response how may times did he fall out of his crib or his mom dropped him on his head? Good Gosh Shiloh, you can act, give it a rest, buy a Porsche, and chase some Hollyweird skirts for cryin' out loud...

  • Outraged parents sound off over Rockville school rape: ‘Safety Not Sanctuary!’

    03/22/2017 3:41:56 PM PDT · 27 of 65
    taildragger to markomalley
    From the Twitter link: " if you want to make a multicultural omelet, you have to ... accept rapes, assaults, and murders."

    In the mid 90's the now Late David Brudnoi was a talkshow host on WBZ and with their tower the highest Mountain in NH, you could here him on 38 states at night.

    One night he has a like round table of PHD's (David taught at one of the Boston Colleges, was a Gay Libertarian and was asked to Run for Governor in MA as a Republican and said no ) discussing Political Correctness, Diversity, and Multiculturalism and what a fallacy they all were.

    I'll never forget it, I think it was David and not one of his guest that said Multiculturalism will turn us into Bosnia.

    After this episode they were 20+ yrs ahead of their time...

  • Shannon – “Let The Music Play” (1984)

    03/22/2017 12:12:57 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    taildragger to simpson96

    Other era classics, “Let the Music Play”, “Move Out / Situation”, “To Turned on” ( Alisha ), & “Just be good to me”...

  • RINOcare: it still sucks

    03/22/2017 9:13:58 AM PDT · 7 of 20
    taildragger to Sean_Anthony
    I have posted before in detail about Lou Dobbs/Betsy McCaughey saying this is a jobs bill, tweak it and run with it, and I was ok with it, especially with Dr Price making the HHS Secretary "Shall" changes....

    However. Is PDJT smarter than we think? This is Ryan's "Apprentice" moment? If so he blew it.

    Is his leadership in question and will he be challenged?

    Why do I say this? I am listening to Jeff Kuhner out of Boston and he is adamant that Ryan doesn't have the votes....

  • Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California in May

    03/21/2017 5:22:12 PM PDT · 27 of 53
    taildragger to LS

    Thanks, sadly I won’t be in MI to make the track to Cleveland....

  • Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California in May

    03/21/2017 2:42:41 PM PDT · 17 of 53
    taildragger to EveningStar

    Is MI on “LS’s” itinerary anytime soon?

  • Fox News pulls Napolitano after his Trump wiretap claims

    03/21/2017 12:19:55 AM PDT · 30 of 42
    taildragger to RetAF_fedUP
    "3) Sometime recently, Comey and his lackey’s finally decided to brief our citizen representatives. "

    Ah, it was on a weekend about 3 or 4 weeks ago is my guess. Remember when he went up to the Senate on I think it was a Sunday and they left the building out of back doors and the buzz was they were white as a ghost?..... Am I the only one to make this connection?

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump Rally Louisville, KY Exposition Center 3/20/2017 @ 3:30pm EDT

    03/20/2017 5:32:36 PM PDT · 114 of 119
    taildragger to hoosiermama
    Notice, trips to MI and KY, no OH yet... Nothing against the people of OH, but is this a snub to Kasich who is not a friend.... That is my question...

    Btw, did anyone watch PDJT and Merkel and the business men and women from the US and Germany in the oval office last week where they were discussing "apprenticeships"?

    My predictions?

    * apprenticeships is the new buzz word especially when affiliated with renewed MAGA jobs.
    * The MI economy takes off soon. I wonder if KY is far behind either, given the rallye their tonight.

  • First daughter Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office

    03/20/2017 5:14:04 PM PDT · 61 of 93
    taildragger to CaptainPhilFan
    "BUT - I don’t like this at all."

    My take? Melania, is a wonderful wife, and FLOTUS and I can't wait until she chooses a cause and run with it. But frankly, she is not Nancy Reagan. Do you get the meaning of that? Nancy was Ronald's personal protector and had a 6th sense as to who was not on Ronnie's side, she read people like a book. My guess is Ivanka has got that same instinct, more so than Nancy she is a lioness, in business and is a silent but deadly like a mamma lion. She will ferret out the weasels, and she is the business ( of MAGA ) sounding board that Melania isn't.

    On Gorelick? Oy Vey, unless she is a highly compensated attorney and keeps her trap shut it doesn't sit well with me either, I know all about her and her high powered hubbie, oh ya do your due diligence on him. Maybe with his legal ties and his firm they helped steer Ivanka out of rough waters. That would have been an act of grace from the other side of the isle I would not have expected, and maybe part of the many art of the deals that are going on...

    Time will tell...

  • PHOTOS: Hillary ‘mystery handler’ returns as she’s helped through dinner crowd

    03/19/2017 7:29:59 AM PDT · 25 of 88
    taildragger to Helicondelta

    Wow... Talk about a Resting B**** Face......

  • Donna Brazile Admits to Sharing Debate Questions With Clinton Camp, Blames Russia

    03/18/2017 6:01:41 PM PDT · 16 of 30
    taildragger to Helicondelta
    Seriously, they are in Betty and Barney Hill, Roswell, Cattle Mutilation and ET anal probing territory.

    Russia did Ugats, their were no Russians at my polling booth in MI and I'll assume they weren't' in OH, PA, WI, NC, & FLA twisting arms either, Hillary sucked pond water plain and simple...

    They are beginning to look like they are officially around the bend with this Ruskie Stuff...

  • G. Norquist: Here's what happened this week that guaranteed Trump's re-election...

    03/18/2017 4:58:51 PM PDT · 8 of 13
    taildragger to SoFloFreeper; LS; onyx; nikos1121; Jim Robinson
    "His bottom line? The repeal of the Death Panels Law will result in economic growth unseen since Reagan. And the result will be re-election."

    I live an interesting life....

    * I talked to a business gnome today, ( no I am not going to get in too deep with the product, I will say it is real inside baseball, stuff in stuff kind of things ) and they have more work than they know what to do except expand.
    * I attended a seminar only to hear 3268 engineering jobs in Macomb County are going begging with open reqs.
    * Did you see PDJT's meeting with Merkel discussing German Style Apprenticeship programs? I'll provide a link after the article.
    * Someone yesterday ( finance shows?) noted Team Trump is shooting for 4% GDP. I don't think that is out of the question, I say they rock that somewhere north of 6%, but my guess is they got the 4% target baked in and know how to get their.

    My point is everything in this article is true, and then some. The Ryan bill as Lou Dobbs noted is a Jobs Program, they are rid of that frickin' requirement. The German Style Apprenticeships are to keep wage inflation and stealing employees in check because everyday President Trump is doing something to keep jobs here, bring them back, create new ones and that is for starters. Note these apprenticeships are going to be all the rage.

    I haven't seen anything like it, intense, Lyle Alzado intense, and every day CTH gets into the particulars about it.

    Not investment advice but think of this.

    * Bill Clinton economy 3.78 avg GDP ='s 225% increase in the Dow.
    * So the PDJT economy? 21,000 x 225% ( and that is .22% off ) is DOW of 47,250 in 8 years.

    FWIW, just like I was convinced Donald Trump would win, I can smell it, and that is, business after 8 years of waiting out you know who is finally ready and willing to put all that capital on the sidelines back to work.

    Nothing is guaranteed or baked in, but you can see President Trump beginning with the end in mind, working doggedly, determined and you can see why Schumer, and Pelosi are crapping their pants, if this economy takes off all bets are off on their team, their priorities and all this social justice BS goes away as people are too busy working their butts off! MAGAAA!!!!

    Oh ya, the link...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luIJDNyXAek

  • Dinesh D'Souza goes UNCHAINED at Trinity University

    03/18/2017 10:03:51 AM PDT · 6 of 24
    taildragger to Robert DeLong

    Bookmarked and will watch. It is time for Dinesh, Scooter Libby, G. Gordon Libby, and Chuck Colson (posthumously) to be pardoned, end of story....

  • Tim Allen on Hollywood’s Anti-Trump Thought Police: It’s ‘Like ’30s Germany’

    03/18/2017 9:51:33 AM PDT · 20 of 23
    taildragger to SueRae
    "Once in the chair, letterman grilled him aND poked fun at him for spending time in prison."

    And on that marvelous show Inside the Actors Studio James Lipton asked Tim what would he ask God, and Tim said something to the effect in tears why? aka I am volunteering to brighten the spirits of kids with cancer etc, why do they have to suffer. Compare that with Letterman and Dave is a Douche. It might be safe to say between prison and dealing with his addiction demons, Tim is a changed man and his journey continues. Letterman was so out of line for busting him period....

  • Trump To Sign Law That Increases Drug Tests for Unemployed Seeking Benefits

    03/18/2017 6:24:01 AM PDT · 48 of 103
    taildragger to CorporateStepsister
    Do you know why we had Jennifer Grandholm as Gov for 8 yrs ( or at least the last 4 years of it )?

    One of the big reasons sited is Besty DeVos's Husband, Dick DeVos who ran for Governor of Michigan and one of his hallmarks in his platform was to have welfare recipients drug tested.

    Maybe the time for such requirements are here and it may take federal/POTUS action to make it happen, even though I'd rather see a 10th Amendment-ish solution.

  • Tim Allen on Hollywood’s Anti-Trump Thought Police: It’s ‘Like ’30s Germany’

    03/18/2017 6:10:15 AM PDT · 9 of 23
    taildragger to Liz
    " Tim got paid 1.5 million dollars an episode on Home Improvement. Popular show ran for five years. Plus there's residuals for reruns."

    Other than his collector car collection as a bit of a spendthrift hobby he is probably high net worth.

    Maybe he doesn't have the energy for it, however, you are sick of Hollywierd's mental totalitarianism? Good, ban together with all the other conservative in LA LA land and come up with a major studio in a State like Michigan, ( or OH, PA, WI ) that would welcome you and your cash with open arms. More importantly, you can do good works without all that tension that borders on a hostile work environment.

    It is time Tim, ( If you are lurking...).

  • Glenn Beck Praises Trump’s Budget Cuts: ‘I’m So Pro-Trump Right Now’

    03/17/2017 11:00:01 AM PDT · 120 of 165
    taildragger to Helicondelta
    That's great but...

    For the last almost 9 years we have had what I call "the great disillusionment" i.e. our good guys are anything but. It started with Noonan and Mamma Bush and their comments about Sarah Palin. Then they all fell, Kruthammer, Kristol, Levin, Beck, Erick Erickson, etc etc. Then, all the politician's that had us saying Et tu, Brute?, Hailey Barbour and screwing us and give us Thad Cochran again, and then McCain, Boehner, and Eric Cantor to name a few....

    Pardon me but my eyes are a bit yellow after 9 years of this, more so with someone messing around with cheeto's....

  • Trump doesn’t shake hands with Merkel during photo op

    03/17/2017 10:51:18 AM PDT · 12 of 32
    taildragger to markomalley

    PDJT’s body language and tone screamed of it didn’t go well, or he is a better actor than Reagan. My guess, she came in “his house” and tried to beeotch slap him verbally, and German arrogance jokes aside, I’d bet a thick fat aged beef steak cooked to perfection on my grille that’s what happened. My guess is what she got back was like the 1812 Overture with live Cannons...

  • One year later, SEALs see no female recruits

    03/17/2017 8:52:13 AM PDT · 40 of 46
    taildragger to 70times7
    70times7....

    Great post. So I hear the Israeli's use women in an intel roll, scouting before an war and interrogation. So if they have special skills in these areas and the Israeli's are smarter than the average bear, why the heck aren't we emulating them w/ the Women's IIF ( intel, interrogation force ) a division of one of our branches? Or does the ghost of Pasty Schorder still haunt all branches never to be exorcised?

  • Trump: "I'm 100% behind" GOP health plan [remarks a few minutes ago]

    03/17/2017 8:35:31 AM PDT · 39 of 55
    taildragger to jch10
    "I wish I knew why."

    My take? and I am not 100% for it.....

    * Lou Dobbs said it, it is a jobs program.
    * Think about it, Lou is right, if you get rid of all the tax issues that this bills address, it is more money in the pocket of us, so it is a round about tax cut, and it starves Obama's Beast, that unto itself is worth the price of admission.
    * Such as in the Bill; return of the 5K for your FSA's, and the cap for AGI medical expenses lowered again to 7.5%.
    * The one I don't know about is the greater than 50 employees you need Obamacare, if that is negotiated in, that unto itself IS a jobs program How many small and medium businesses are waiting for that beast to be gone.
    * Yes Green eye shade tax policy, it is enough to curl your hair.

    However, it will begin the death of a thousand cuts of Obamacare as a legislative leviathan. As soon as it passes, Dr Price needs to address the 100 Administrator "Shall's" that Sebillus imparted on us, one of which I believe was "The Qualified Plan" aka that policy we now have that cancelled your old policy that is full of bells and whistles you don't want that is helping to cause your premiums to go through the moon. In terms of major changes w/out legislation That is the money and I can't wait for Dr Price to do so.

    What I need to do is talk to my CPA gnome about the "Credit". The Credit is worth more than the pre-AGI Deduction ( IRS 1040 form basic tax training 101 ). So will small business give up the Deduction for the Credit?

    More important is the $14,000 issue of a max credit. I want to know more, will it be like a HSA and you can build what you don't use for when you get old? That would be Yuge.

    Also, our side is constantly talking about more HSA's.... No they are here, what I want to know is will Dr Price via his "Shall" give Direct Primary Care Payments parity will all purchasers such as the small businesses with the Credit, as only Large Employer Group Plans do so now. The Savings with the Direct Primary Care w/ and HSA is on the low end of 20 to 30% on the high end double that, or that is what I am hearing.

    I am not worried, I have faith in President Trump to get this "process" right, in the next 2 or 3 years, just like he would building a building and overcoming obstacles. I don't mean to be schadenfreude-al but as this beast starts failing, the cries and moans from who built this beast will be like a bad 60's Godzilla flick when they were being attacked, and I will enjoy hearing them metaphorically scream...

  • U.S. Airlines Flee Castro's Island Hellhole

    03/16/2017 7:59:59 AM PDT · 36 of 65
    taildragger to rktman; All
    Hmmmm.... Need to talk to one of my airline pilot gnomes and get the real skinny. Freepers do the same if you have them.

    Also ask them about how flights to Israel are disappearing and how Dubai is becoming a hub making our majors potentially non-competitive, Dubai ports Part Deux IMHO....

    http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/open-skies-dispute-between-us-and-gulf-airlines-escalates

    https://skift.com/2017/01/24/3-u-s-legacy-airlines-hope-trumps-administration-will-block-emirates-expansion/

  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 6:42:05 AM PDT · 87 of 170
    taildragger to ladyjane
    "Plus PBS competes with small private companies offering services such as video production and editing. They can undercut the private companies because they pay little to no tax. In some areas they have practically pushed most of the small companies out of business."

    Hmmm... Sounds like a conversation I had with a Commercial Banker and his disdain for Credit Unions via their tax exempt status.... Great post LadyJane!

  • Woman attacked by ex-boyfriend marries EMT who responded to 911 call

    03/16/2017 5:45:17 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    taildragger to rightwingintelligentsia
    Like many here, I have friends and relatives in Police, Fire, former Volunteer FF's, which got some into the EMT arena.

    Every day I get what they do even more and love them them more.

    Mazeltov! too the young couple, and may their walk together be graced with sunshine....

  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:31:39 AM PDT · 26 of 170
    taildragger to SMARTY
    "I have a friend who worked at the PBS station here. He said that they are SOOOOOO far in the black it’s a joke."

    I can believe it. It is probably the same 501(c)(3) stick that borders on a scam at times, aka College ( and even prep school ) Endowments that are from large donations from alumni's. How many Billion is Harvard's? And what do they do with all those funds? Build towers of babble in their own image most of the times, the expansions and buildings are grotesque, they are building fiefdoms most of the time, not educating minds. If they are in the black with all their fund raisers? Good, learn how to run the business lean and mean and structure your nest egg to drive off 1/4 dividends and only use those for basic expenses.

  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:25:59 AM PDT · 20 of 170
    taildragger to COBOL2Java
    "Watch Chuck U Schumer bring out Big Bird for a tear-filled press conference."

    Which one the real one or Bill DeBalsio? They are both clowns when you come down to it....

  • IL Retirement System Only 13.52% Funded: Debt Interest Hits $9.1 Billion Per Year

    03/15/2017 5:31:37 PM PDT · 6 of 14
    taildragger to bigbob
    "The result of one-party rule. Guess which party."

    I have no sympathy for them, and I know that is harsh. At least Detroit tried to get out of their mess, even if they were nudged, these morons are doing a freaking thing and it is going to be flinging parts anytime soon as it liberates in a catastrophic fashion.

    Bond Guru Meridith Whitney was so correct on her call on Muni Bond warnings and failures it wasn't even funny...

  • BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow

    03/15/2017 3:51:32 PM PDT · 11 of 312
    taildragger to springwater13
    This is a family program, so I will refrain from what I'd like to tell the Judge.

    It is time for President Trump to give these clowns the Italian Salute and ignore them. Errrr it makes me so dang angry these alchemist in black robes....

  • Trump Mulls Even Deeper Cuts To EPA’s Budget

    03/15/2017 1:17:56 PM PDT · 43 of 45
    taildragger to ml/nj
    That big building would make a great museum for American Greatest with a centricity on Mining and Mineral Extraction and Industrialization...;-)
  • LIVE STREAM (12:15 p.m.): President Trump arrives in Michigan for big speech 3/15/2017

    03/15/2017 7:13:18 AM PDT · 9 of 49
    taildragger to LS

    LS, I am thinking one of the “majors” announces something big, and that is a hunch, not based on any conversation or fact. I posted a like post this a.m. but this thread worded better will get more airplay.

  • Shock: 'Experts' recommend high fat diet for curing a significant disease

    03/15/2017 6:38:29 AM PDT · 49 of 132
    taildragger to rb22982

    Rb, do you have a source / Dr’s book etc on that ratio? I ask for further knowledge, not to be snarky etc. Thanks in advance!

  • President Trump to visit Michigan today

    03/15/2017 6:34:13 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    taildragger to equaviator
    Ummm perhaps not in MI. The auto industry has it's own media, 30 second spots on local news channels, a bazillion analyst and websites that pontificate on it's health, not to mention the now Nationally Syndicated "AutoLine Detroit" with John McElroy as host on PBS . This industry effects everyone greatly, and those in that industry are keenly aware of it, especially the engineers, of which we have the highest concentration of in the US if not the planet. These are sharp individuals, and if Beyonce' came here and wanted to spend her millions on launching her own line of electric and or sports cars maybe. IMHO her and anyone else that is from Hollyweird? Forgetaboutit. But when a Hollywood type shows up at a car show, like Jay Leno or Tim Allen? Now that is something to get excited about because they are car guys....
  • Shock: 'Experts' recommend high fat diet for curing a significant disease

    03/15/2017 5:53:43 AM PDT · 8 of 132
    taildragger to DuncanWaring

    In a prescient one liner here on FR years ago a Freeper said the Food Pyramid is upside down. I thought about it and researched it, and their are those that would say it is spot on, Protein, a bit of fat and low low carbs. Without getting into the it too deep, being in a room w/ a registered Nutritionist and hear her saying ( not advice to anyone here ) a ratio of 2, 1, 1 was something too shoot for, 2 protein, 1 fat, 1 carb..... Interesting to say the least..

  • President Trump to visit Michigan today

    03/15/2017 5:49:40 AM PDT · 2 of 7
    taildragger to taildragger; LS; nikos1121; Jim Robinson; onyx
    I eluded to this the other day as the FAA had issued a "TFR" and the thread got pulled, I'd ask why, but at this point it is not important....

    FWIW one of my auto gnomes noted their was an email sent out asking if anyone wanted to attended they had something like 250 tickets and they might even had buses set up to bring said employees from one of the Big 3 to the event. I did not get a request for tickets from the RNC emails, so I don't know how public this event will be...

  • President Trump to visit Michigan today

    03/15/2017 5:45:48 AM PDT · 1 of 7
    taildragger
  • Alkane Truck Company to Establish Assembly Operations Across North America

    03/15/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · 20 of 21
    taildragger to bert
    Thanks Bert, I was aware of that. My question begs, will that get wider and or will they install a filling center @ their place of business and will more stations become available above and beyond the T Boone effort. That is where my thought process was going with my original statement given the Pilot effort was more geared towards major interstates and key locations ( I believe an initial 150 of them ) and not widely available throughout the US.

    IMHO rather than busting the big 3's ( or 7 depending upon which auto analyst is describing the industry ) cohones about emissions, I think greater gains in clean air can be had with industrial engines ( off road ) such as a pump, a driveway tamper when they are prepping for concrete or asphalt or even a weedwacker by redesigning them to run on Propane or Natural Gas. EFI and new tankage systems would have to be developed, but the cost of the fuel with the fracking revolution and the cleaner air might make it a win win for the contractors ( and individuals ) that buy these devices.

  • Alkane Truck Company to Establish Assembly Operations Across North America

    03/14/2017 7:22:49 PM PDT · 4 of 21
    taildragger to 2ndDivisionVet
    This also screams they believe the future is bright for Gaseous Fuels, Capital will be their to build these plants, and an infrastructure to refuel them will be available.

    No I am not tired of winning, a gaseous lost cost and cleaner than diesel fuel work vehicle class is coming and would have never happened under Obama no one wanted to do shit since they never knew when they'd be under the microscope. They must feel the waters fine again, the business of doing business in America is back.

    Best Vote I ever cast, Thank You President Trump.

  • 2 Words That Spell Doom For The GOP's ObamaCare Replacement Plan

    03/14/2017 4:32:07 AM PDT · 10 of 35
    taildragger to IBD editorial writer
    As I understand it, this bill will cordon off with expensive health issues / preexisting conditions and help fund their care, Ideal or Libertarian? No, humanitarian yes. I researched the focus on Credits vs Deductions. While small business can take their health care cost as a deduction, I am not sure it is parity and now an equal playing field of which we have been asking for for years, but closer. I will send out an email to my CPA gnome for further clarification.

    But Lou Dobbs last night was key to getting me in the camp for being for this bill for now.

    As Lou noted, this is a Jobs Bill In the multi-dimensional insanity that is all things Obamacare, I actually let that concept slip into the back folders in my brains file cabinet. But it is very important, and frankly, a brilliant strategy for President Trump to put it first as he is all about jobs and Obamacare and things like greater than 50 equals mandatory coverage are a job killer and he wants to kick in the supercharger and nitrous oxide on creating jobs, getting this going via this imperfect bill is a must.

    Besty McCaughley was on his show and noted: "“The seeds of success are in this bill in the section of this bill that pays directly for the cost of the sickest, allowing premiums to come down for the healthy, He can offer conservatives a beefed up stabilization fund and no subsidies and they will sign on and ram this thing thru”

    Frankly I like Lou, but he was a bit of a bloviator last night as he really needed to let Betsy talk, not hear himself speak, but it is worth a watch, go to the link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjZp6kZFtWM

    Finally... The article over on the American Thinker about how the Adminstrator "Shall" ( Now Tom Price vs Sebillius ) in changing the administrative landscape and possibly getting rid of "the qualified plan" one size fits all policies ( it came from "her" if my memory is correct ) is extremely powerful. Obama, Ezekel Emauel, Johathan Gruber and all the miscreants that stuck us with this beast, will be hoisted by their own petard, as we use the framework of Obamacare to make it a free-market winner instead of a road to Single Payer.

    And when Dr Price rewrites these 100+ pieces, it will be a series Schadenfreude-al moments that will be so deliciously sweet, as he exercises these "shall" and "mays", I may have to go on a diet.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/how_trump_can_gut_obamacare_without_congress.html

  • Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    03/14/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · 43 of 75
    taildragger to Helicondelta; All
    Obama's hidden infliction on middle aged America, no hope and Betsy McCaughley was the only one to speak of or notice it. The following article is a must read.

    http://nypost.com/2016/04/25/how-the-state-of-the-economy-is-literally-killing-people/

    I wonder if the Rust Belt Rebellion States ( OH, PA, MI, WI ) ethereally sensed this issue on top of being sick of 8 yrs of everything that was Obama, and voted accordingly.

    May God Bless President Donald Trump as he works ferociously to bring back Jobs and the Dignity they bring to those who lost Hope during a time we had someone elected who's poster was Hope...

  • D'Souza Blasts 'Deceitful' Bharara: He Led a 'Political Prosecution' Against Me

    03/14/2017 3:00:47 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    taildragger to taildragger
    Oops I did it again, the proper spelling is: Dinesh D'Souza...