Wed, 24 May 2017
Former CIA Director John Brennan was on Capital Hill yesterday speaking in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
His comments about the Trump campaign (or people working for the campaign) raises concerns over possible collusion between Russia and the campaign.
But Brennan went far short of suggesting there was collusion or that Trump was in any way involved in the communications.
I've got the highlights of the hearing for you on today's show as well as some witty commentary.
The bottom line is, this is a waste of time. The Intelligence Committee has access to the information Brennan is referring to. The FBI also has that information, and they are the ones charged with investigating any possible wrongdoing.
So WHY is Congress wasting time on a hearing? If the Intelligence Committee is concerned about what they've seen and doesn't think the FBI can act impartially, then they should appoint a special prosecutor to take over.
As of today, the American public has seen ZERO evidence of any wrongdoing by anyone. Flynn is the one exception, but his problems are unrelated to the Russia probe.
So, again, a lot of time and media attention wasted on something that has little to no real impact on Americans. Let the investigations move forward. When there is actual news of corruption, collusion or treason (or absolution of the same) then report on it.
Until then we have bigger problems we should be addressing.
Tue, 23 May 2017
The headlines talk about TRILLIONS in spending cuts to social welfare programs. Is any of it true?
Today we'll discuss the Trump budget and separate the facts from the media hype.
It's a great news day. Lots of stuff to discuss.
Mon, 22 May 2017
If you wonder why I have written off the Libertarian Party, this is a great example.
The LP is full of arrogant, self-righteous children and Vice Chair Arvin Vohra is a perfect example. No tact, no sense of messaging, no clue.
I hit the LP hard in this episode, so if you're a big fan, you might want to skip this one.
More on that in the back half of the show.
Fri, 19 May 2017
We knew this was coming. For all the talk of a recovery, the numbers just aren't playing out the way the Fed suggested.
And if you thought the Fed had a broad range of options to deal with a stagnant economy, low inflation, and falling GDP think again.
In typical fashion Jim Bullard, head of the St. Louis Fed suggested that future QE might be needed.
How many times do we have to repeat the past before we learn from it?
Connecticut is learning. Time and again they've exploited the richest in their state to pay for their bloated budgets, but that's not working anymore.
They now face a 400 million dollar shortfall this year.
It turns out you can't just tax the rich to pay for all the "stuff" you want.
The real monster eating our nation isn't the rich or the poor. It's not the Republicans or Democrats. What's destroying our nation is the government itself. That greedy, self-serving, animal that does nothing but take and consume.
Until we decided to draw a line in the sand and bind down out government nothing will save us.
Thu, 18 May 2017
Is it that unthinkable? Yeah, I think it is. As a general rule, any time the media poses a question the answer is "No."
Ousting a sitting president is nearly impossible and getting Trump out is going to take a lot more than the circumstantial evidence they've put together so far.
But none of that is stopping the media from continuing the assault on Trump.
The Washington Post is reporting this morning on a story involving Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy who is apparently on tape saying he thought Trump was being paid by Putin.
Was he joking? Was he serious? It doesn't matter. The optics are terrible, and it distracts from any real work getting done.
For example, Republicans are now saying an overhaul of the tax system; even simple tax cuts will likely not happen until next year.
Typical, predictable and sad.
Wed, 17 May 2017
Here's a question for you...
Does the President have the right the ask the director of the FBI to drop an investigation?
I mean, the president is the head of the executive branch, and the FBI is part of the executive.
We're going to talk about it today. Either way, it's terrible optics for an administration that is already struggling.
Mark my words, we are getting ready to arm our future enemies.
Tue, 16 May 2017
Apparently, during a meeting with the Russians, Trump "leaked" information to the Russians about an ISIS terror plot.
If I understand the particulars, the issue has more to do with a potential violation of an intelligence sharing agreement rather than a serious covert infraction.
Today we discuss.
It's happening in California, and business owners are fed up.
All that PLUS, Puerto Rico and they're pushing for Statehood.
Mon, 15 May 2017
Ann Coulter is, by my account an uglier version of Rachel Maddow. (both inside and out)
She makes her living by coming up with the most offensive and shocking way to express a political opinion.
Not surprisingly she is also a HUGE Trump supporter. Or at least she was.
It turns out she's not happy we don't have a wall, or a decent budget or mass deportation. She's so upset over Trump's shortcomings she's considering pulling her support for the President.
I've never liked Ann. Even what I was a conservative I didn't like her. She represents the worst qualities in a human being and politics today.
But, because she cranks out controversial books as fast as anyone can read them (and I wonder how many people do) she continues to find her way onto the national stage.
We'd all be better off if people like Ann stuck with the other jobs, they're qualified to do (Walmart greater, Stop sign holder on a road construction project, dog walker) rather than making life a little less tolerable by continuing to inject themselves into the political debate.
Also on the show, we've got an update on North Korea and a fascinating look at China, and it's plan for global domination!
Thu, 11 May 2017
If you remember back a couple of episodes, I told you about the new Gold Depository that was being set up in Texas.
This is huge news because it means a state, for the first time in modern history, will be challenging the Federal Reserve for control of the money supply.
If Texas is successful, it could entice other States to set up their own Depositories, or purchase legalizes the creation of private gold banks.
I wanted to know the specifics about the Texas Depository, so I invited Michael Maharry from the 10th Amendment Center on to discuss the particulars.
It's a great episode. Enjoy!
Wed, 10 May 2017
It's a long track record and pattern of corruption going back to the election.
That's the story coming out of Washington when discussing Russia and the Trump campaign team.
Never mind there's no evidence. That is just a formality.
To the left (and the left wing media) Comey's firing is proof that the FBI is getting close to tightening the noose around Donald Trump's neck.
Those were the words of former VP hopeful Tim Kaine.
So is there any truth to the Russia, Trump ties and the firing of FBI Director Comey?
Today I'll tell you.