WHAT I LEARNED ON MY EUROPEAN VACATION First off, it's HOT in late July. Like Africa hot. But nonetheless, we had a WONDERFUL time and did so much I won't recount it all to you. I did get the chance to talk to some of the people who lived in former USSR countries and it was very illuminating. Not what you might think. I also learned that you can't swing a dead cat in Vienna without hitting some sort of palace, Bratislava is a delightful city, and the Hungarians don't smile but they can cook. More today on the show! IF YOU WANT TO GET ON THE LIST FOR INFO ABOUT NEXT YEAR'S TRIP, CALL CRUISE AND TOUR AT (800) 383-3131 BECAUSE THIS ONE WILL SELL OUT FAST! Here is a little hint to get you started.
THE NEW DOUGCO SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT JOINS ME AT 2PM. Dr. Thomas Tucker will be on today to talk education in DougCo.
SO I GUESS THE ECONOMY IS DOING ALRIGHT Because when I heard 4.1% growth I had to wonder what happened to our new normal as described by our last POTUS. Remember when he said that people needed to rely on government instead of living the American Dream? It's right here for you.
TRUMP V. THE NEW YORK TIMES, ROUND #5847 I have to start this by saying that the New York Times has been consistent in it's defense of journalist against a hostile POTUS since Obama's team charged James Rosen with being a co-conspirator over some leaking. So when I see that Trump and the Head of the New York Times had a meeting which lead to a Twitter battle, it did not surprise me. What's funny to me is that the New York times says Trump's rhetoric is "dangerous" and puts the lives of reporters at risk. What did they say about the James Rosen situation?
With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.
But not dangerous. Mmmkay.
IN THE MOOD FOR A PARTY? FIND A MARINE! Having known some Marines, this does not surprise me. They are badasses on the battlefield but definitely seem to have "work hard, play hard" mentality. Now we know for sure they smoke more, drink more and have sex more with random people. Hey, as long as they get the job done, amiright?
MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL MOST ASSUREDLY BANKRUPT US And a recent study by the Mercatus Institute found that it would cost us an additional 32.6 TRILLION dollars in the first 10 years alone. Hey Bernie Bros, are you ready to pay a minimum of 32% income tax on YOUR income plus a 15 to 23% VAT tax on pretty much everything to pay for it? I didn't think so. That's what I learned in Austria.
BUT DO THEY COME WITH LASERS ON THEIR HEADS? Much like the fad of drug dealers in the 90's having a tiger, this too shall pass. People are building aquariums in their homes to hold sharks. Why? Because some people have way too much money and very little sense.
THIS IS A PERFECT EXPLANATION OF SOUTHERN ACCENTS By Fred Armisen. Nails it.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ JUST ISN'T VERY SUBSTANTIAL And she continues to demonstrate her utter and complete vacuousness with no grasp on history or basic economics. Because she thinks rolling back the tax cuts will pay for Medicare for all and raising taxes on gas is a swell idea. Watch it in this story.
SAN FRANCISCO DEMONSTRATES HOW TYRANNY IS NECESSARY FOR A UTOPIA WORLD And they are starting small by considering banning the company cafeteria. Why? Because their minimum wage is putting restaurants out of business to they want to BAN people from not going out to lunch. I'm not making this work.
YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T WANT CONSTRUCTION JOBS And this is a big problem for the construction industry in this country. Why don't they want a good paying job that doesn't require a college degree? Some suggested answers are here.