The State Of The Uniom



My fellow Americans.

I stand before you tonight to report the scam is working, I’m robbing you blind and due to my god given talent for churning an insufferable and never ending Tsunami of Tsuris, you will never be able to catch up with me.

When it comes to the level of our political debate, I have now dropped the bar so low, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are actually applauding drunks at the end of the bar because they talk the way I do.

Our economy is strong. Primarily because I screwed up on health care for so long, I didn’t have the time to mess with your livelihood until December. The good news is that everyone is getting a tax cut, except privileged people in Blue States, who we have screwed in a strike so surgical, it would make Colin Powell smile. Wait.  He’s probably one of the people we screwed. Did I mention those tax cuts are to be paid for with caviar dreams and sugar plum fairies? And while I’m taking credit for everything good that is happening now, the reality is the clock on my economy only just started ticking. And who cares? I’ve actually got my minions out there arguing that I am responsible for the lowest level of black unemployment ever. And you know what I did to make that happen? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Black unemployment has been on a steady decline since Obama started turning the whole economy around in 2010, but again, my people are not detail oriented. If I say I did it, that’s all they need.

Our national defense would appear to be fine. Thankfully nobody is really paying close attention. I did just shiv The Kurds, who were literally our boots on the ground in the fight against Isis, by backing their Turkish enemy because, lets face it, that Erdogan really knows how to take control. He’s my kind of guy. Who cares about the Kurds? Right? We don’t need allies in the Middle East.

In Korea, little Rocket man is pissed I keep calling his bluff. What’s the worst that can happen there? He nukes Hawaii? Maybe the entire West Coast? I should be so lucky. Then there wouldn’t be enough Blue States left to ever take me down.

As to Homeland Security, who the hell knows? I’ve totally hollowed out the entire executive branch. That’s got to be destabilizing? Right? Then I took my General from Homeland Security off the job so the prick could run my White House. At the very least, that had to disrupt things a bit longer? Right? The point is, I am doing everything I can to turn a blind eye to a potential terrorist attack. You know, by dark skinned people. Not misunderstood white guys with bump stocks and AR-15s.

Did you see my new Secretary of Homeland, by the way? You gotta love her. The lady was giving Democrat Senators fits the other day, pretending she just could not remember what she heard me say when I clearly called Haiti and all of Africa, shit hole countries. Or was it shit head? See? I’ve even got you worrying about that stupid distinction without a difference.

The important thing here is, with most of our intelligence agencies focused on trying to nail me and me working overtime to completely discredit them before they do, when it comes to stopping that next 9/11 type of attack, nobody is really minding the store. Which means when it happens, I’ll talk tough. My numbers will go through the roof. And Alec Baldwin will be audited with an endoscope, every year, for the rest of his life.

As to the so called Russia investigation, please remember only like — two of my guys — actually plead guilty to anything. Okay? And when I told Lester Holt I fired Comey only because of this Trump/Russia thing, I didn’t know that was the definition of obstruction. So it doesn’t count, okay? I’m only a business man, right? And business men obstruct justice. Okay? When we’re not laundering money. Am I right? Anyway, as Lindsay Graham just said, if I fire Mueller, that would be the end of my presidency. And it would be. But here’s the irony: if I don’t fire him, chances are 50/50 I’ll survive. And if I do, I promise you will never see the end of my presidency.

So in conclusion my fellow Americans, what’s good for me is now what’s good for America. If you love me, I love you. If you don’t, feel free to move to any shit hole country you choose. Because you are no longer welcome in the shit head country me and my people are making great again.

My fellow Americans, The State of my Unium, is strong.
Thank you Stormy Daniels and may God bless … my 38% of America.

F.A.S.T.: Good News! The Record Low Labor Participation Rate Is Not Bad News.

Facts Are Stupid Things — November 8, 2015

LaborForce Graphic

With the great news that real wages are finally actually climbing as unemployment sank to 5% with 271,000 new jobs created in October, almost all exclusively in the private sector, the right wing is absolutely up in arms about the truly “bad” economic news: The labor participation rate is at an all time low!

Google it.  You will find nothing but right wing media obsessing over the number.  James Woods actually flipped out over it to the delight of the minions.

The implication here, is that despite all the hocus-pocus involved in faking nearly 9 million new jobs (almost all in the private sector) and the lowest unemployment in a generation, the truth is the Obama economy is a failure because “everyone” has actually given up on finding a job.

A big problem with that theory is it would only be true if the labor participation rate was exclusively a metric of those who have given up looking for work.  It is not.

In short, other than “other,” those who gave up on finding a job make up the smallest category of those not participating in the labor force.  Heading the pack are retirees,  followed closely by the disabled, then students and then people working in the home.

Maybe the headlines should read:
Retired Baby Boomers Relaxing on the Beach Are Not Participating in the Labor Force in Droves.”
That would be more accurate

Here’s a WSJ blog post with two pretty graphics that help clarify.

What We Know About the 92 Million Americans Who Aren’t in the Labor Force

Bottom line, the “bad news”  Obama haters are determined to unearth  has again failed to materialize.

RGR: Don’t you hate it when Poppy Bush is right?


Ross Goldberg Report: November 05, 2015



I’m not a reader. but if I were, I might be interested in this book:


Here’s a quote in regard to his dislike for Dick Cheney, while acknowledging that “Dubya” did bear responsibility:

“I do worry about some of the rhetoric that was out there — some of it his, maybe, and some of it the people around him,” Mr. Bush told Mr. Meacham. “Hot rhetoric is pretty easy to get headlines, but it doesn’t necessarily solve the diplomatic problem.”

There’s a note for bloviating candidates and those who would support them.

Here’s the link to this whole article:

Elder Bush Says His Son Was Served Badly by Aides


Facts Are Stupid Things: Don’t You Hate It When Donald Trump Is Right?


While in no way endorsing the 70 something adolescent with arrested development, facts are facts. George W. Bush had been president for about nine full months when the United States suffered the first attack on it’s own soil since Pearl Harbor.  At the time, to deflect blame, I remember Bush used the analogy that he’d “only been here nine months. I mean a man barely get’s his coat on ….”  Yes. Go check my facts. That is more or less the exact quote. He drew an analogy between nine months as president of the United States and barely getting one’s coat on.  As I’ve said many a time before: any man needing nine months to put on a coat, clearly is not ready to be President of the United States.

Read this AP article.

What it says beneath the headline is that Trump pointed out an irrefutable fact. We were attacked on GW’s watch. There can be no debate on that simple truth.

Trump, Bush call each other ‘pathetic’ in 9/11 spat

And the article above does not even mention that Bush recieved a Presidential Daily Briefing on August 6, 2001 titled: “Bin Laden determined to strike within U.S.”  That is recalled by the NY Times here:

The Deafness Before the Storm

Now Jeb!, in trying to defend the family brand, is saying ‘wait a minute, my brother kept us safe.’  And whether you look back to his inability to heed the warning of August 6, 2001, or look straight ahead at Isis, which in part was born of US torture of prisoners of war, Jeb! has a big hill to climb in trying to back up that claim.

So facts are stupid things.  And in this case,  even I can’t fault Donald Trump for stating the obvious: George W. Bush  was president on September 11, 2001.

What Trump did not say, but what is also true is that G.W.Bush had nine full months to get his coat on.