President Trump blasts Obama for failing to secure 2016 presidential election against foreign hacking

Obama 656x437You do have to wonder how Trump gets the blame for hacking that occurred under the Obama regime. 

[Trump] said Obama was warned of possible meddling in September of 2016, but failed to act upon the information. Instead, the former president only spoke about it after the election.

On the other hand, President Trump says he has done more for election security than Obama ever did.

“Everybody understands there was no collusion. There’s no Russia. It was all made up by the Democrats. They’re the ones that colluded with Russia. The Democrats colluded with Russia. And, frankly, the previous administration didn’t do anything about Russia when they knew that they should have.” — President Donald Trump

President Trump signed an executive order last month, ordering sanctions against any foreign official or government caught trying to meddle with the midterms.

President Trump blasts Obama for failing to secure 2016 presidential election against foreign hacking

Sen. Lindsey Graham slams Dems for handling of Kavanaugh allegations ahead of midterms

AP18279753704427 655x437I sure think they overplayed their hand. 

Unless you are a partisan Democrat, you didn’t fail for that trick again. 

“Some of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard said publicly came out of that hearing, and what was it all about…wanting to win too badly,” stated the senator.

When asked about how he thinks Republicans will fair in the upcoming November election, Graham said “everything is breaking our way.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham slams Dems for handling of Kavanaugh allegations ahead of midterms

Harvard Asian Exclusion

 From Richard Epstein’s August 6, 2018 article for the Hoover Institution “Harvard Asian Exclusion“:

As a matter of sheer logic, any admissions protocol that is not race-neutral on its face engages in intentional discrimination, for it is not possible to favor some groups in the admissions process without disfavoring others.

Harvard and its supporters at peer universities “speak with one voice to emphasize the profound importance of a diverse student body for their educational institutions.” Sadly, it is quite worrisome that these leading universities entertain no diversity of opinion among themselves on the role of diversity in academic institutions. In practice, they care only about diversity of race and ethnic origin and show little or no interest in intellectual or political diversity.


The Hillsdale solution for Harvard: Give up federal money and run admissions the way you want

SataHarvard discriminates against Asian-Americans in admissions the same way it once discriminated against Jews, largely because of Asian-Americans are so successful academically compared to other ethnic groups. 

From the Wall Street Journal op-ed by William McGurn “What Hillsdale Can Teach Harvard

There’s just one teensy problem for Harvard. It’s called the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and it “prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in any program or activity that receives Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance.” Harvard receives millions from the feds each year, directly through grants as well as indirectly via federal financial aid.

All of which puts two fundamental principles in conflict. The first is that people should not be discriminated against because of their race. The second is that private institutions should be left to run their own shops without the feds telling them how to do it.

Can these principles be reconciled? Tiny Hillsdale College suggests they can. Back in the 1970s the federal government demanded the Michigan-based college begin counting its students by race and sex as a condition of the federal loans some of its students received. Like Harvard, Hillsdale believes it knows best how to run its school. Unlike Harvard, it made a tough decision to stand on this principle. To avoid the regulatory strings that come with federal dollars, in 1985 Hillsdale decided to forgo all federal dollars—including financial aid for its students.

If Harvard truly believes diversity trumps merit, it should say so proudly—and be willing to give up the federal dollars that are the only reason it is now forced to defend itself in federal court.


U.S. job openings reach a record number in August

5bc6cc9208c9c imageThe economy is hot

According to Democrats, everything bad in the economy during the Obama years was Bush’s fault; and everything great with the economy during the Trump years is due to Obama. 


Most employed in two decades; rises 0.8 percent to 7.14 million in economic growth

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth.

Job openings rose a slight 0.8 percent to 7.14 million, the highest on record dating back to December 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That is also far more than the 6.2 million of people who were unemployed that month.

The number of available jobs has swamped the number of unemployed for five straight months. Hiring has been solid, which has pushed down the unemployment rate to a nearly five-decade low of 3.7 percent. Strong demand for workers when so few are out of work may force more companies to raise pay in the coming months.

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

Zabeth Warren Heritage Trump JPG dZLGraL t300This is getting good. 

Trump needs to double down. This is Warren’s Chappaquiddick.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over what he claimed is “a scam and a lie” despite Warren’s proof.

Trump called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize and claimed that even the Cherokee Nation “denies her.”

Warren released the test results Monday in part to push back against Trump’s taunts about her claim of Native American ancestry. The results provide some evidence that a Native American is in her bloodline, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis.

An ancestor six generations removed would make Warren 1/64th Native American while an ancestor as much as 10 generations removed would render the Massachusetts Democrat only 1/1024th Native American, according to Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and author who specializes in DNA evidence.

Trump, who refers to Warren as “Pocahontas,” seized on the conclusion in a series of tweets Tuesday.

It gets worse. 

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Monday that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship, which is determined by tribal nations. Hoskin accused Warren of “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

Warren acknowledged in a tweet Monday that DNA and family history have nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined by tribal nations. “I respect the distinction, & don’t list myself as Native in the Senate,” she said.

WSU medical school granted initial accreditation for graduate education

Good for WSU. Bad for UI. 

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for graduate medical education.

The initial accreditation allows the college to begin developing and sponsoring residency and fellowship training programs.

Graduate medical education is the three- to seven-year phase of education following graduation from medical school. It prepares physicians for independent practice in a specialty. About 43 percent of medical school graduates will practice in the state where they graduate, but that number jumps to 70 percent when they complete both their medical education and their residency in the same state.

Via Spokesman Review

If 1/1024 is what qualifies someone for race-based preferences, then we all do. Thank Elizabeth Warren, of all people, for shooting an arrow through the heart of affirmative action

If 1/1024 is what qualifies someone for race-based preferences, then we all do. Thank Elizabeth Warren, of all people, for shooting an arrow through the heart of affirmative action

Here’s a Proposal


President Trump said that he’d give $1M to a charity of Elizabeth Warren’s choice if she were Native American. 

I have a proposal for the President: since she’s now discovered that she’s 1/1024th Native American, he out to give her 1/1024th of $1M = $976. 

And Warren should return 1023/1024th of her past salaries: either to Harvard or to the Cherokee Nation for Native American scholarships. 


Washington Post: “Double or Triple” Fuel Prices to Solve the Climate Crisis

They really want to destroy everything that humanity has gained in 150 years. 

Bombing everyone back to the stone age. By choice. 

If there were any doubt before, there should be none now. “Solving” the global climate change problem may be humankind’s mission impossible. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the U.N. group charged with monitoring global warming.

Unless we make dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and others), warns the IPCC, we face a future of rapidly rising temperatures that will destroy virtually all the world’s coral reefs, intensify droughts and raise sea levels. We need to take action immediately, if not sooner.

It’s not clear how this would be done. The reality is that global carbon emissions are rising, not falling. Emissions today are about 60 percent higher than in 1990, according to the World Bank.

What is to be done?

My own preference is messier and subject to all the above shortcomings. I would gradually impose a stiff fossil-fuel tax (producing not a 10 or 15 percent price increase but a doubling or maybe a tripling of prices) to discourage fossil-fuel use and encourage new energy sources. In addition, some of the tax revenue could reduce budget deficits and simplify income taxes. With luck, a genuine breakthrough might occur: perhaps advances in electric batteries or storage. That would make wind and solar power more practical.

Record early snowfall in Kansas City

Earliest snowfall in at least 120 years, since 1898. 

Wait, what? Wasn’t snowfall supposed to be a thing of the past? 

Share of Federal Income Taxes Paid: Top 1% vs. Bottom 95% of US Taxpayers, 1980-2016


From MJP

 Chart of the Day (above) displays new IRS data that were released recently for tax year 2016. Reflecting the steep progressivity of federal income taxes, the share (and dollar amount) of total federal income taxes paid by the top 1% of American taxpayers has been almost equal to the share (and dollar amount) of taxes paid by the entire bottom 95% of taxpayers. For 2016, the 1.4 million Americans in the top 1% of taxpayers earned 19.7% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and paid $538 billion in federal income taxes or 37.3% of all income taxes collected. The 134 million tax filers in the bottom 95% of Americans by income earned 64.8% of AGI and paid $602 billion in federal income taxes in 2016, representing 41.8% of taxes collected.