Category Archives: American politics

He said she said media edition

The me in the title is Scott Adams, Dilbert’s Scott Adams: Some Fake News About Me from Bloomberg. A true exposure (via Instapundit and Small Dead Animals) of the cretinous actions of the media. This is how the article begins: … Continue reading

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Doing the left’s work for them

This is the question Powerline’s John Hinderaker asks: SO, WERE TRUMP’S TWEETS RIGHT AFTER ALL?. This is what he quotes: Members of the intelligence community collected “incidental” communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations of foreign targets, … Continue reading

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This is where we are

And that’s not the half of it. The other half is where we would be if Hillary had won. Slow going on the Trump agenda may be a nuisance and annoyance to some, but not to me. I am aware … Continue reading

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Understanding why it happened and what it means

So the Australian uses a former speechwriter for Tony Blair to criticise Donald Trump. And his vehicle is another one of these low grade intellects, P.J. O’Rourke who was in the baggage hold for Hillary from start to end. Here … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, conservatism and free trade

I realise we live in a world of economic solipsism, where virtually nothing of the past endures while the most superficial gloss passes for deep profundity. The reason I bring it up is that occasionally I am accused of misunderstanding … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Classical Economics, Philosophy | 75 Comments

DD+DR+M vs R+T

Watching American politics remains as depressing as ever. There are the Democrats who run as Democrats (DD), there are the Democrats who run as Republicans (DR), there are the Republicans (R) and then there’s Donald Trump (T). And running far … Continue reading

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The Art of the Impossible

The Art of the Impossible is now out in the world and can be bought on line either here in Australia or anywhere at all here at Amazon. I thought originally that the aim should be to have the book … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Elections, History | 16 Comments

Mark Steyn calls out the American press

Backing up Trump’s tweet that the American press are the enemies of the American people. A bit long-winded but incendiary stuff, hear him out! So much for fact-checkers.

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 17 Comments

What is required to repeal Obamacare

This article provides a genuine public service, an explanation of why repealing Obamacare is so very very difficult. As the title says Repealing and Replacing ObamaCare – Much Confusion is in “The Process”. Provided at the link is an explanation … Continue reading

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Keeping their eye on you

I don’t know whether this was what Trump intended but the stories about Russian hacking the election have gone absolutely dead, as have almost all stories related to Obama having placed some kind of phone surveillance on Donald Trump himself. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left | 59 Comments