More Yellin’

Janet Yellin left the Fed Chair chair and then sent the markets reelin’. She just spoke the truth. From her it was tellin’. Markets are overvalued. But. February 6, 2017 stocks were at 20,000. So.

More yellin’ about pets on airplanes. Broken record alert! Thanks though to David Leonhardt in the NYTimes for makin’ the case so well. ” It is one of the downsides of a modern culture that too often fetishizes individual preference and expression over communal well-being. ”

Poor Gronk was robbed! Insult to injury. Maybe somebody’s tellin’ him to retire. And what was Chris Christie doin’ in the beach audience of Live with Kelly & Ryan at the Atlantis?

SOTU Sipping

Tonight’s State of the Union drinking game. It’ll be tempting to start early just to get through it. But. At 9:00, take a swig of your favorite libation every time you hear: Strong. Security. Safety. Border. Jobs. Judges. Economy. Infrastructure. Bi-partisan. Best ever!

Every time there’s a camera on a Dem sitting on their hands or nodding off. Are they all dressed in black? What color’s Melania wearing? Who is with her? Resting bitch face or fake smile? Okay. Take a chug for every shot of her scowl.

Misfired Ire

Hair on fire! Trump is a racist misogynistic tyrant! Finally we see him for who he really is!! What? This is the same guy whose immigration policy was to ban all colorful people from entering the country, hung out at the Playboy Mansion, owned beauty pageants, led the birther movement. BEFORE he was elected President. What is with this surprised outrage? Have you met him?

None of the ire directed at Trump will win the next election. Broken record alert! Jamie Dimon said it yesterday. Dems don’t have a centrist candidate who can win the general election in 2020. That’s where the biased media should be focusing its rants.

Elite Take Heed

MSNBC’s Katy Tur covered the Trump campaign from its inception. She saw first hand the crowd reaction to his brand of populism and their excitement at having someone who related to their desire for settling scores. A new bully on their side for a change who promised to level the playing field. Trump is their guy no matter his latest tweet. If the media and establishment continue to ignore this segment of America, it will be at their future peril.

Prodigal Sun

Harvey’s finally moving. Sun coming out literally if not figuratively. Not much solace for Texans still taking on water. Tragic slog ahead. When Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Cruz actually agree, you know it’s epic. Scenes of divided communities melding together. Until later. When. Economics will separate them again.

Lost Boys

No. Not the denizens of Neverland. Well. Maybe. Lack of hope. Futility. Jobless. Poor. Addicted. Whether from the rural towns of J.D. Vance’s Appalachia, Chicago’s South Side, or a boarded up small city in Ohio. Youth lost in a neverland of their own. Who do they become? Domestic terrorists mowing down protesters in the street. MS-13 Gang members. Recruits of ISIS. Any of these paths is possible for the desperate.

As Pope Francis said. The biggest threat to World Peace is young men without jobs.