Here’s Hoping the House’s Democrat Majority Doesn’t Impede Trump’s Trade Winning

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Meet the New Boss…

Color me amongst the dubious of the about-to-be-minted House Democrat majority doing anything reasonable – let alone productive.

Democrats Load “Subpoena Cannon” With 85+ Trump Targets:

“House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President (Donald) Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings to the Space Force to his tax returns to possible ‘leverage’ by Russia, top Democrats tell us….

“Top Democrats, who had largely avoided the subject during the campaign, now tell us they plan to almost immediately begin exploring possible grounds for impeachment….

“Two of the most powerful incoming chairs tell ‘Axios on HBO’ that they are plotting action far beyond Russian interference in the 2016 elections.”

So if you voted for Democrats…well, sorry, you’re a fool.  But if you did it in the hopes of advancing the interests of the American people – or for any reason other than you want them to waste two years on wild Trump goose chases – well, you’re a sucker and a fool. (more…)

The Way to End Our Cold Civil War? Get Back to Less Government

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It’s Not Really All That Civil

In deference to America’s veterans on their official Day – God bless you all, thank you VERY much – let’s look at our nation’s cold civil war.

To quote Robert Shaw from “The Sting”:

“Temperatures are running a little high.”

Just about the only portion of Barack Obama’s legacy still standing – is the heightened anger of the radical Left.

Since Donald Trump began erasing Obama by almost single-handedly implementing a less government revolution – Obama’s Leftist supporters have been more and more turning their anger into violent action.

The Left didn’t even wait for Trump to be sworn in – they rioted, injured cops, burned cars and smashed store fronts on Inauguration Day.

It’s only gotten worse, and worse, and WORSE – ever since. (more…)

Don’t Let Russia-Funded Environmentalists Tamper with Our Election and Your Vote

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Our Leftist Tampering Overlord

Happy Election Day, All.

Still astride us like a drunk, very stupid Colossus – is the Robert Mueller investigation into the non-existent collusion between the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

Ignoring entirely the very obvious, very blatant collusion between the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and Russia.

As we head to the polls today – we must ask ourselves: Was the Clinton collusion the entirety of Russia aiding and abetting our domestic Leftists and their electoral efforts?

Heavens no. (more…)

Trump’s Roaring Economy Proves: Obama-Democrat Big Government – Doesn’t Work

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Put That in Your Choom Pipe and Smoke It

We have two very recent, polar-opposite visual aides on how government should approach policy – so as to elicit private sector growth.

We have Barack Obama’s government-centric, high-tax-and-regulations, government-money-“Stimulus,” Socialism model.

And we have Donald Trump’s private-sector-centric, low-tax-and-regulations, “Let the producers keep their coin and keep producing,” Capitalism model.

The numbers are in – and they ain’t great for Obama and the Demcorats’ Socialism.  Shocker, I know.

We only had a preceding century’s worth of Socialism failure visual aides at which to look.  It’s really surprising Obama’s redux – failed just as utterly. (more…)

When Campaign Finance ‘Transparency’ – Ain’t At All Transparent

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Transparency for Thee –
Not for Me

In no small part because of very stupid, anti-First Amendment campaign finance “reform” laws – there exist non-profit entities that were created to allow us to engage in government-approved-and-limited political speech.

The three most populous such federal entities – are colloquially named after their Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code designations.  They are the 501(C)3, the 501(C)4 and the 527.

Each has different requirements for how much of your speech you have to clear with the government.  But make no mistake – all of them have government-speech-approval requirements.  And – government-mandated speech limits.

And of course – to varying degrees, each of the fifty states has similar laws and entities in place.

I think the entire campaign finance “reform” uber-structure – is an affront to thinking humans everywhere.

That being said: As long as we are blighted with these awful laws and requirements – I’d like to see everyone be equally so blighted. (more…)

Yet Another Reason Not to Monopolize Government Data: China Hacks and Spies

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The ChiComms Are Always Watching –
or Trying to Do So

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has for the last several months been considering private sector bids to provide the DoDs club backup computing services.

It’s a big deal.  Upwards of $10 billion for ten years’ worth of backup server service.

Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal

Ok – it’s a huge deal.

We have highlighted a great many red flags during the DoD bidding process.

Recent news re-highlights one red flag in particular – the DoDs awful seeming intention to hand the entire gig to but one company:

“(Y)ou want multiple providers – each offering overlapping portions of the Defense Department’s very many needs. Again, for a variety of reasons.

“One reason: You have multiple providers constantly competing with each other – to constantly provide the best possible service. No complacency there.

“And then there are the national security implications. (more…)

The Trump Administration Shouldn’t Help Big Music Rob Songwriters

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Not Everyone Sells Like Kid and Skunk

Whenever the issue of songwriting royalties arises, the most common reaction is “Wait a second – the federal government sets music royalty rates?”

Yes – sad, but true.

Trump Signs Sweeping New Music Licensing Legislation:

“The bipartisan act addresses music licensing and royalty legislation, among other issues related to music rights…..

“The legislation includes a number of components, including payments to songwriters and artists for pre-1972 recordings, as well as increased compensation for works played on streaming services….”

And it has always been thus. (more…)

Brazil and the WTO: It Helps When You Run the Joint

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Possible Country Cronyism?
The Heck You Say

As we have written for nearly a decade, the global trade market is a patchwork quilt of ridiculous government impositions – warping what should be a flat and level playing field:

“‘Trade Wars’ actually aren’t about trade – they are about government trade policy.

“If peoples are trading freely, there isn’t a ‘War’ – there’s commerce. The ‘Wars’ only happen when governments get involved, placing tariffs, regulations and subsidies in the way of the flow.”

The goal – is actually free trade.  Which means – zero government.  Zero tariffs, zero importation limits and zero subsidies.

For which now-President Donald Trump has been calling – for decades.  Ask Oprah Winfrey.

The global entity that exists to allegedly adjudicate trade disputes – is the World Trade Organization (WTO).  And just like with every government entity – global or otherwise – it has failed nigh utterly in its mission.  (See also: The United Nations.) (more…)

China is Looking to Dominate Infrastructure – in the US

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Even Worse Than
the Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball

Our forty-plus year relationship with Communist China has been, on the main, really, REALLY awful for our country.

China has taken from us tens of trillions of dollars and tens of millions of jobs.

Communist China has stolen tens of trillions of dollars more – of our Intellectual Property (IP) and via mandated technology transfers.

We have straight-up borrowed $1.2 trillion from them – to continue to fund our government’s spending stupidity.

China has taken our hundreds of trillions – and used it against us all over the world.

China keeps illegally expanding its footprint in the South China Sea.

Our (now, thankfully, receding) problems with eternally feeble North Korea – are really additional problems with China.

China is expanding its military presence in Africa.  And in South America.  And central America.  China is propping up the failed Communist state of Venezuela.

Notice how we’re being surrounded. (more…)

A Brief History of the Left’s Attempts to (Over-)Regulate the Internet

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Yes, In Fact, We the People Did Build This

The relatively brief history of the Internet – is a quarter-century visual aide of how the Left looks to over-regulate things.

The Left always wants…more.  They are the Oliver Twist of regulations.

So let’s not hand them the keys to DC next Tuesday, eh?

Simplistically but accurately speaking, the Internet was privatized in the 1990s.  A Republican Congress wrote a telecommunications bill – basically leaving it regulation-free.  Which Democrat President Bill Clinton signed into law.

So the baseline for regulation was – none.  A concept that, of course, never sat well with the Left.

Once it became clear how incredible and incredibly huge the Internet could and would be – the Left started looking for ways to dig government’s hooks into it – so it could then begin reeling it in. (more…)