DONALD TRUMP WAS WRONG YESTERDAY. And I don't need any of you to send me any more "I'm never listening to you again" emails because I dare to call out Trump when he is wrong. If you still don't see anything wrong with siding with Putin and saying our fractured relationship is "everyone's fault" that's fine with me. You can be wrong all you want. Senator Rand Paul supported Trump, but he sort of did that thing where he's conflating a desire for Trump to engage differently with the notion that Trump shouldn't engage Putin. Those are not the same. And now Trump says he misspoke yesterday.
I THINK TRUMP WAS WRONG BUT PLEASE DON'T LUMP ME WITH THESE IDIOTS I love hyberbole as much as the next gal, but some have gone beyond what is reasonably for hyperbole. These reactions to Trump's speech are just embarrassing and show a stunning lack of knowledge or respect for the events they invoke. Like this for instance, by an MSNBC contributor:
“I would say that his performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht. And it’s really a serious issue we need to deal with.”
For those of you who might have attended schools that didn't teach about Kristallnacht, it was that special night in Germany where over 90 Jews were murdered and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and interned. But I'm sure it was just like Trump's press conference.
TOM BAKER WORKED FOR THE FBI FOR 30 YEARS And he joins me today at 2 to discuss when the FBI went from a crime fighting, fact based organization to an intelligence, lie when necessary organization. You don't want to miss him. He's going to be at the Steamboat Institute's Freedom Conference and Festival August 10 and 11th, buy your conference tickets here!
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-PEREZ ISN'T VERY EDUCATED And the New Hope of the Democratic Party has shown her lack of knowledge in this Firing Line interview. I agree with Dave the Intrepid, William F. Buckley has to be rolling over in his grave over this makeover of his show. This should be called Slobbering Line based on this interview alone. Blech.
I SORT OF LOVE BRYCE HARPER Even though he's not a Rockie. But he can swing the bat, and last night he swung it hard and won the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game.
CONGRATS TO US! AND BY US I MEAN KOA NEWSRADIO! We have been nominated as the Legendary Station of the Year by the Marconi Awards. Go us! We'll find out soon if we win.
HEY LEGAL POT SMOKERS YOU COULD BE LEAVING YOUR FAMILY HIGH AND DRY FINANCIALLY This story is another example of what happens when you make a sweeping change like legalizing marijuana that has cascading unintended consequences. The widow of a man killed at Loveland's ski area is now finding out that the state is cutting the worker's compensation benefits she gets in half because there was THC in her husband's blood at the time of his accidental death. Was he high when the accident occurred? We don't know, science can't tell if he smoked just before the accident of days before. But this is important to know.
THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER IS STANDING STRONG In Bend, Oregon. Kids today have it too easy, they don't know what it was like back in the old days, when we had to RUN to the video store in a Friday before all the good movies were gone and you had to re rent The English Patient or a Gallagher stand up. I'm sort of glad this guy is keeping on, keeping on.
CHICAGO TOYS WITH UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME At this stage in the game, I'm just going to start quietly stockpiling gold so when our entire economy collapses because of stuff like this my family can still eat. It's happening in Stockton, California and now Chicago is discussing Universal Basic Income as a way to help those who will be marginalized and put out of work by automation. My initial thought is that this will only extend the pain for those people rather than alleviate it.
INTEREST RATES WILL TICK UP, BUT WE CAN THANK AN STRONG ECONOMY FOR THAT The Fed Chair says this about things right now, from CNBC:
In remarks he provided ahead of a question-and-answer session, Powell painted a largely positive picture of the economy, which he said is expanding at an increasing pace and is being boosted by aggressive fiscal policy on Capitol Hill.
"Overall, we see the risk of the economy unexpectedly weakening as roughly balanced with the possibility of the economy growing faster than we currently anticipate," Powell said.
Did you see that part of about aggressive fiscal policy on Capitol Hill? That's Trump.