Cry Me a River

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Michelle Obama’s Christmas Lump of Coal 
BY: MICHELLE MALKIN
DECEMBER 21, 2016 

Just what we all need to ring in the Christmas season: Un-merry millionaire Michelle Obama belly-aching about the burdens and sacrifices of public life with billionaire Oprah Winfrey.

“There’s nowhere in the world I can go and sit and have a cup of coffee,” Obama lamented. It’s a frequent grievance. In September, she told InStyle magazine: “My hopes are to recapture some of the everydayness, some anonymity. … (I)t will be nice to open up the paper, look at the front page, and know that you’re not responsible for every headline.”

And back in June, again with Oprah, the first lady griped that living in the spotlight was like “living in a cave.”

Complain, complain, complain. What a way to make the most of your last six months in the grand and glorious White House.

For the past eight years, Obama has traveled to every corner of the planet on the taxpayers’ dime. She has splurged in Spain, traversed the Great Wall of China, tangoed in Buenos Aires, skied in Aspen, lolled in Martha’s Vineyard and feasted in Marrakesh. Thanks to her public position and celebrity, she has been bestowed “fashion icon” status — donning a $12,000 custom-made Atelier Versace gown at her final State Dinner last month after enjoying two terms clad in Givenchy, Gucci, Jason Wu, Vera Wang, Caroline Herrera and other haute couture stars whose designs are unattainable to ordinary women in America.

Count your blessings much, Mrs. Grinch? Nope. All Barack Obama’s bitter half really wants to do, she told Winfrey, is “drop into Target. I want to go to Target again.”

Funny that. The last time Obama shopped at Target, she turned the outing into a fake news narrative to stoke racial division in America. It is worth reminding the public about the noxious lie one last time before the grumbling FLOTUS leaves office because I consider her exploitation of the incident a perfect metaphor for the Obama years — faux populism bolstered by elitist Hollywood enablers, and then cynically transformed into a phony social justice crusade for crass political gain.

Back in 2012, you may remember, Obama sat down with David Letterman in one of her endless, popularity-enhancing pop culture appearances. She bragged about her ability to shop incognito at Target (does she get a secret commission every time she mentions the store?) and told a warm and fuzzy story about helping a fellow customer who didn’t recognize her. The shopper innocently asked Obama to retrieve laundry detergent from a high shelf.

“I reached up, ’cause she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down,” the first lady recounted, and the shopper joked, “Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.” Obama beamed as she told Letterman: “I felt so good” doing an everyday good deed. Letterman’s audience cheered at the “first ladies, they’re just like us!” theater.

Just a few years later, however, the encounter morphed into a tall tale of rampant racism, which she cunningly reshaped for People Magazine in 2014 during the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri riots and Black Lives Matter protests.

“Even as the first lady,” she moaned, “not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me” at a Target store “was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.” The headline of the article? “The Obamas: How We Deal With Our Own Racist Experiences.” ABC News added that Michelle Obama claimed such “incidents are ‘the regular course of life’ for African Americans and a ‘challenge’ for the country to overcome.”

Last year, Obama persisted in plying and fine-tuning her false narrative at Tuskegee University’s commencement ceremony — decrying the “sting” of “daily slights” she blamed on racism, including unnamed “clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores.”

Now, as she walks away with sky-high poll ratings, a glittering Rolodex, and government benefits for life, this incredibly blessed and privileged woman has the audacity to claim that “we” are “feeling what not having hope feels like,” as she whined to her well-heeled gal pal, Oprah Winfrey.

So put upon. So downtrodden. So oppressed. To borrow one of Mrs. Woe-Is-Me’s own favorite phrases:

Bye, Felicia!

You and your manufactured miseries won’t be missed.


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The Future is Not as Dark as it Seems

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By Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics

I took this picture at the beach. At first glance, it is hard to tell if it is a sunrise or a sunset. For the record, it was a sunrise – the dawn of a new day. What we face can be disastrous but it also can be the dawn of a new era. Government is our worst enemy because it refuses to relinquish power to save society. Like Hillary – it’s always just about them.

This Presidential election has exposed the tremendous deep divide of the nation and the world for that matter. We are headed into the eye of the storm in this battle between left and right. The left is all about punishing people who have more. They are really the people who would break into your house and rob you under the pretense that they deserve it because you have cheated them in some way. This uprising always comes from the left; i.e. China, Russia, and Europe. The uprisings that spring from the general population are directed at government and not the rich class warfare stuff. Those are the revolutions such as the American and French of the 18th century.

The future is dark and sinister if the majority remain silent against the left. Keep in mind that the left have the press in their pocket. This historically has always made them the most dangerous. The left will rise up in class warfare and that takes various forms. Even the uprising in Germany that targeted the Jews was based in class warfare. Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass or “crystal night”, symbolized this was really a class warfare incident that began with the idea that the Jews were the bankers and evolved into getting all the Jews who were often the store owners as well. Kristallnacht was the looting of the Jewish stores and robbing them of their property. Yes it targeted the Jews. But the ethnic origin masquerades the class warfare.

So what do we really face? We are looking at the Sovereign Debt Crisis beginning in Europe. Why? Europe has been excessively left. They have the highest levels of taxation and the ability of a government to function is dependent upon the level of taxation. When you reach the maximum point of tax extraction from the people, you see economic deflation sparked by hoarding rather than investment, which the European Central Bank (ECB) has been fighting without success since 2008. The ECB has been the buyer of state debt and there is now no reversing the process. If the ECB stopped buying government debt, government would quickly discover no bid for their debt and then interest rates would explode. Government would chase money rather than restructure until the entire facade collapsed in their face. This is just how governments always collapse when they are debt burdened as we have today. Thus enters the Sovereign Debt Default.

The Trump Revolution will breathe life into the U.S. economy and suck in capital from around the world. Capital is like water. It will flow to the lowest tax combined with security, and skilled labor. The United States has a top federal tax rate of 39.6% compared to Europe over 50%. With Trump lowering taxes, the economy will recover faster, but at the expense of the rest of the world. The United States is not at the same tax level as Europe so it is not in the same desperate position – YET. The Trump Revolution may buy us some more time. But the tax code of the United States illustrates this perpetual battle between the left and right. Business cannot function with the tax code constantly changing. This is the NUMBER ONE reason why jobs leave. It is not purely for wages – it is the chaos of politics creating uncertainty for the future.

The left hate the rich because they want a piece of that pie without working for it. In Australia, the Green Party is being moved to the extreme left led by NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon dedicated to the “fight to bring about the end of capitalism”. No matter how many times the left has tried to create utopia and failed, they never give up.

The left always hates anyone who produces. They are the cancer within society and the key to its total destruction. They have been the sole culprit that stands behind the massacre of hundreds of millions of people.

So we face a crossroads – we go left or right. This is the real battle we face. If we can overcome this leftist movement, then we can step forward into a new era for once and shred the cloak of democracy that hides a republican pretend representative form of government. It is always government that self-destructs.

The Tree of Liberty has been cut. The question becomes, which way will it fall? I can give you the date for the end of this era – 2032. We all can see that the system as is, cannot possibly survive. With each 8.6 year wave, the intensity rises or in market terms volatility. We can see this rise in intensity with the 2016 election – the Year From Political Hell.

So while others yell about hyperinflation and the quantity or money, these are NOT the real dangers we face – only symptoms of the political convulsion that lies ahead. Such forecasts lack depth. As if gold will rise to $10,000 and investors will become rich and somehow life goes on and they survive. Good luck. For such a price swing in gold even to $5,000, requires political chaos and economic instability. It’s just not that easy if we consult history.

I am frequently asked, why do I do what I do? Why not relax on a beach? That question incorporates the assumption one can simply ignore the political changes coming. I too have a family. I may not be around by 2032 – we all have expiration dates. What I do, I am compelled to do. I am at least trying to leave behind a better place for my posterity and on the other hand, I am curious if humanity can learn from the past and make that one step as Neil Armstrong said when he set foot on the Moon:

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

History is our map to the future. It creates wonder and fuels the imagination, which is the basis of man’s desire to understand and discover. To quote Albert Einstein, – “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Indeed, Imagination is everything. All inventions emerge only from our imagination, which stimulates all progress and thereby gives birth to evolution in every field. This is why government is always the enemy. It is incapable of imagination and harbors only paranoia of what happens if the people what their freedom at the expense of its power.

If I can show that we have a choice to take that one step forward based upon our knowledge of the past, then I have fulfilled my personal goal in life. We can create a new world, but only when this one crashes and burns. If we embrace the knowledge of the past, and learn just for once, then we can crossover to a new way of doing things and let Laissezfaire guide us to a new world of liberty and freedom from the manipulations of the left and government. Many have tried to discredit me, because they know what I am about. They wrongly assume by trying to stop me, they avoid the end result. I am irrelevant. What will be will be. I merely point to what is unfolding. Nobody can prevent what is coming. We can make that choice only if we understand the game.

Looking Back to Nov. 8th

On Tuesday Nov. 8 at around 1700 hours, Hillary and 400+ Clinton loyalists gathered with 100+ cases of champagne, a Two-Million-Dollar, ($2,000,000.00) paid for massive fireworks display in downtown New York and a custom built dome with the mythical “glass roof” and the Bitch, (or as her Secret Service call sign names her — “Broomstick One”) to celebrate Broom Stick One’s victory over Trump, as the first female President of the United States

The inner cities were dancing in the streets, knowing their Welfare checks were going to continue and go up.  Mexico was happy, as they could continue to empty their prisons into America.  ISIS was happy, as they could continue to infiltrate America with their terrorists.

Newsweek had already published and shipped the next issue, with the cover “Madam President” and a detailed analysis, of precisely how the Clinton political machine had captured the Electoral College with a whopping 324 votes.  They had her acceptance speech in an article, gracefully calling for all Americans to join with her, and, blah, blah, blah.

Among the 400+ giddy followers, were those who had already received confirmation of their future assignments and high paid government jobs in the White House, FBI, Department of Labor, Ambassadorships, and the list goes on.  All were assured of at least four (4) and probably eight (8) years of lucrative jobs, that they had dedicated over 3 years of their lives to achieving.  They had
all rented or bought housing in D.C. or nearby in Georgetown.  Reservations had been made at the Hilton and other 5 star hotels in New York City for the party.

They knew the fix was in:  every poll and every media outlet except Fox News and Drudge was in the tank for Hillary and against Trump.  At a rate of 45 to 1, Department of Justice employees had contributed to the campaign over Trump.  CNN, NBC, CBS had all supplied Hillary with the debate questions, well in advance.  The fix was in over all the scandals and the WikiLeaks was all the fault
of the Russians, who had even changed the language in the emails.  The Department of Justice and FBI had cleared Hillary of any criminal conduct.

Every media pundit and all of the polls, except the LA Times and one other, had Hillary with a 1 to 8 point lead.  The odds in Las Vegas were 200 to 1, and by election time, were still 5 to 1.

The exit polls were 100% in the Democrat’s favor and the path to victory was clear.

Then, within five (5) short hours, it all came crashing down.  They were stunned – told to go home and go home they did, so they could organize riots and proclaim to the world, that Trump was not their President.

A few thoughts on liberal arrogance…

Liberals exercise a special brand of arrogance; one that has them convinced that they are far superior intellectually to the rest of mankind. And yet they do some of the dumbest things. I give you, in no particular order of spectacular dimwittedness, Obamacare, Syrian refugees infiltrated by embedded terrorists, partial birth abortion (right up to the day of birth), raising tax rates to increase tax revenue, global warming (now known as “climate change” since the globe is cooling), designating CO2 a dangerous gas, creating welfare dependency, gun free zones, allowing grown men to enter public women’s restrooms, gay marriage, etc., etc., etc…

Which begs the question, How in the hell can they be so arrogant when they do such stupid things?

Just sayin’…

The Electoral College

There are 3,141 counties in America. Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57.

Large, densely populated cities should not speak for the rest of the country. That is the genius of the Electoral College. It gives every county and every state in the country a say in how they are governed.

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The electoral-vote system in 2016 (as in 2000, when George W. Bush became president despite losing the national popular vote) functioned as its defenders have long claimed. It prevented a single region (in this instance, a single state) from overruling the verdict of the more populous and diverse nation.

Donald Trump’s election is difficult for many Americans to accept, but there is no good reason to question its democratic legitimacy. For better or worse, Trump won the presidency by constitutional and sensible democratic rules that guided both campaigns and were known to any politically conscious citizen. He also won the national popular vote cast outside of the single state of California. Moreover, Clinton won all of California’s 55 electoral votes despite the fact that 4.3 million of the state’s voters voted for Trump. That big winner-take-all advantage for California’s Democrats and Clinton was certainly felt, but it wasn’t enough to override her losses in many other states.

Under our electoral-vote system, American voters elected a national president, not California’s choice. It is in the nation’s interest for Democratic Party’s leaders and for Clinton voters to fully recognize the legitimacy of the election as they had urged Trump to do after the third presidential debate.