It’s just another Wednesday. Let’s see.
– The House is voting to send the impeachment articles over to the senate and may walk them across to the senate today.
– The senate is closing in on a final approval for USMCA.
– Across Pennsylvania Ave. the President is going to sign phase one of the China agreement.
– The Democratic candidates are coming a debate in Iowa, less than three weeks before the caucus.
– The President returned to the White House off a rally in Milwaukee, the very city the Democratic convention is to be held.
– Baseball is mired in a scandal and managers of the last two (before this year) world series winners were fired this week.
So where to begin?
Let’s start with the debate last night. I saw nothing that breaks out one candidate over another. I think a comment Joe Biden made puts the election of 2020 in the right perspective. He said:
We can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump, I don’t think our nation can stand eight. It would fundamentally change our nation.
That my friends is the election question of 2020. You will decide what our country is going forward. More of the track we are on or back to where we were?
The candidates last night decried the taking out of Soleimani and wanted to put the Iran nuclear agreement back in place.
Do you like the economy and where the nation is, or do you want to take the tariffs off China and go back?
Do you think the USMCA was a good idea to replace NAFTA and done well, or could (actually would) they have changed it?
Should we rescind the tax cuts?
Should we raise the corporate tax back to where it was? Would jobs leave again?
That was the debate I heard. You are the decider.
Though watching Warren and Sanders battle on whether he said a woman could be elected was most entertaining. Did he say it or did she make it up?
Put me down as tired and bored of this. Enough already. Get this over with and let’s move on. We have to put up with three more weeks at least. The MSM will have hysterical headlines. The Schumers of the Democratic Party will cry they have new evidence. The likely roster of impeachment managers will likely include Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler. The Republicans will downplay it all. Noise and more noise.
Me? I think the President withheld the funds to pressure them to investigate, but I don’t think that’s close to an impeachable offense. Let’s get this behind us and move on already.
china and the usmca
Two major agreements and potential large impacts on our nation are coming to fruition today. Both were results of this President. Neither would be happening without his raising them and leading the charge. You can make your own judgement on whether these are good or not, because in 2020 you own the future.
Amazing that the managers of the 2017 and 2018 World Series Champions were fired this week because of a scandal. It goes back to their time with Houston in 2017. No player was named in the report, but they did name the new manager of the Mets. (Since he is retired and in management now.) Wouldn’t it be the Mets luck to have to fire him and they didn’t even win!
How bad do you feel for Michael Avenatti who was arrested again last night? He allegedly violated the conditions of his pretrial release. Me neither.
Not much (if any coverage), but the U.S. trade deficit fell to the lowest level in three years. Tariffs against China triggered a slide in imports in November, helping narrow the gap.
The latest release of coverage of the President is that it remains at 93% negative.
Did you see that Iran’s only (in history) Olympic medal winner defected? Kimia Alizadeh is her name. She is 21 and announced her decision in an Instagram post featuring a photo from the 2016 Summer Games, where she won a bronze medal in taekwondo.
She decried the treatment of women in Iran.
Think Mike Bloomberg is the savior of the Democrat Party? He is spending like he is. But do you think taking away the Big Gulp is going to fly across the country? I thought that was an issue for him, then I read this where he said:
“I think that California can serve as a great example for the rest of the country. You have led the way on climate change, on fighting gun violence and on criminal justice. And you have, as importantly, welcomed immigrants with open arms because, unlike our president, you understand immigration doesn’t threaten America. Immigration strengthens America.”
If you think California, a state people are leaving, is the example you have your candidate.
Finally, today a message to Apple. Hey Apple, this terrorist killed people and we would like to know if he conspired with others to kill more of our citizens. Give the government access to his phone. I commend your protection of my password and all the others, but when you murder people you kind of lose some protections.
Have a great day.