Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh responds to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley’s invitation to a Monday, September 24th, hearing:
Published on Sep 14, 2018
Published on Sep 7, 2018
Against the ongoing physical attacks and assassination attempts by the political left against Republicans (Rand Paul, Steve Scalise and Lee Zeldin); and amid instructions from Democrat Maxine Waters to target political opposition (Sarah Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, Pam Bondi etc); and with the mid-term elections less than two months away; the latest attack against republican candidate Rudy Peters becomes even more alarming.
According to police and media reports, Mr. Farzad Fazeli, 35 (left), was arrested after attempting to stab Republican congressional candidate Randy Peters with switchblade in Castro Valley, CA.
Mr. Peters is running for congress against incumbent Democrat Eric Swalwell, a notorious face of the antagonistic left.
Peters survived serious injury thanks to a malfunctioning switchblade, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The attempted stabbing was preceded by Fazeli making “disparaging remarks” about the Republican Party, according to the sheriff’s office. (read more)
Representative Eric Swalwell responded to news of the attack with a curious tweet. Curious due to the position of the unnecessary word “But”.
Wow, this is very disappointing. Last year a woman named Kate McClure posted a GoFundMe campaign for a homeless man named Johnny Bobbit after he gave her his last $20 for gas in her car. Mrs. McClure raised over $400,000 for Mr. Bobbit.
After Mr. Bobbit didn’t receive much of the the money he found an attorney to file a civil lawsuit. Last week the police showed up with a search warrant at the home of Katie McClure & Mark D’Amico and removed a BMW automobile, several Louis Vuitton bags, jewelry, computers and financial records.
Today attorneys for Mrs. McClure and Mr. D’Amico dropped their client, and in a court filing stated the attorneys believe the couple will likely be indicted for fraud.
NEW YORK – […] Ernest Badway, the lawyer for defendants Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, asked a Burlington County judge Friday to postpone veteran Johnny Bobbitt’s civil case against them while they’re investigated criminally for possible misuse of the $400,000 donated to Bobbitt last year, the filing shows.
“Since it is expected that one or both of the Defendants will likely be indicted, my firm and I will no longer be able to continue our representation of them in this matter,” Badway wrote in the motion for a stay in the case, which was granted Monday, moving the next proceeding to Dec. 7.
[…] Bobbitt recently claimed the couple cut him off and refused to give him the remaining money. His lawyers told The Post they blew the cash on lavish shopping sprees, where they purchased Chanel sunglasses, a new iPhone and a collection of Nikes.
The couple originally said there was $150,000 left of the money and they were withholding it because they were concerned Bobbitt would blow the cash on drugs. When Bobbitt filed suit against the couple in August, a judge ordered the couple to turn over what was left of the money but by then, Badway told Bobbitt’s attorneys nothing was left of the $400,000. (read more)
Bad, bad ju-ju…
He’s back and conservatives should be delighted. Barack Obama is stumping for the Democrats and his arrogance and condescension are on full display. Obama’s recent speech provides evidence that he still lives in a vacuum of ignorance that requires that he claim that all Republicans are racist, they hate women and the roaring Trump economy is thanks to him. This is the same guy that doubled our national debt, whose policies did great damage to America’s middle class and he assured us that a 2% growth in our GDP was the new normal. President Trump erased this myth early in his presidency.
Let’s not forget the catastrophic effect Obama had on the Democratic Party during his failed presidency. Thanks to Obama and his leftist policies the Democrats suffered huge loses during the 2010 and 2014 mid-term elections. During his reign of incompetence the Democratic Party lost over 1,000 local and statewide seats. Although he won two elections Barack Obama was toxic to his party. Like all narcissists his winning was always more important than anything else.
So the patriots of this country pray to God that Mr. Obama stays on the stump through the mid-term elections. In fact, lets pray that Barack stays on the campaign trail right through the 2020 presidential election. Then we can say that even Barack Obama helped “Make America Great Again.”
North Royalton, Ohio
Nike shares fall Tuesday after the company revealed failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be the modern face of the brand. It will get much worse; much worse.
It is only day #1 of the Nike decision to make Colin Kaepernick, and all of the controversy that surrounds him, the brand image of Nike sporting goods apparel; and today the stock dropped over 3%.
However, the current valuation drop doesn’t really tell the full story; because massive investment/branding moves like this are generally projected to increase share value, not lose it. The financial loss is actually much more significant, and only beginning.
There is another problem. Not only is Nike branding themselves based on severe political ideology; and not only is Nike selecting a failed athlete to express that image; and not only has this decision removed well over half of their potential customer base; but Nike has also decided to go much further. Nike will present an entire line of Colin Kaepernick apparel and products. Essentially an apparel line for the Antifa audience.
The Kaepernick-Nike product offerings could likely include: hoodies, masks, helmets, gloves and a full line-up of ‘Colin’s Riot Gear‘ for the most discerning combatants amid the social justice community.
From an investment perspective, this means Nike is putting massive amounts of money into a product offering that automatically has removed the top tier purchasers of their products. In essence, Nike has made the fatal mistake in consumer product marketing.
Nike has decided to go from broad-based consumer appeal, to a very niche appeal for the most hard-core political activists who might also wear sporting apparel.
Here is an example of their target audience.
It is stunning that any corporation would make this choice. However, this is a Madison Avenue type pitch that is not uncommon amid the extremist elements of branding and image campaigns. What makes this uncommon is the size of the company willing to accept this type of campaign.
The executive branding decision means if you wear Nike apparel you support cop-killers, Antifa, flag-burners and those who hate the values of the United States of America as expressed through law and order.
The 3% drop in value today is only the beginning. The Nike brand will lose market share because they have branded themselves into a corner from which there is no escape. Trust me, over time – someone, likely a whole bunch of someones, are going to get fired over this.
In the latest example of a corporation making a ridiculous decision to brand itself based on politics, Nike apparel has decided that Colin Kaepernick is the modern face of the brand:
“We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward.”
~ Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand for North America
Apparently Nike has been paying Colin Kaepernick since 2011, and made the decision to go full social justice as part of their 30-year anniversary. As with prior endeavors for corporations who engage in political advocacy, this will likely not end well financially.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest
Re-Posted Sep 3, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: I have followed you for many years and read you daily. To the point, I was looking at the riots in LA 1n 1965 and then the riots in 1992, that being 27 years so I divided that by 8.6 and got 3.14, so I backtested 27 years and found more race-related riots etc. Does this mean we will see riots in 2019?
ANSWER: Yes. Our model is broader, and it extends back in time much further and incorporates all countries. This sort of civil unrest will rise in 2019 after the election cycle. It will not be just a race issue. It will be politically oriented and broader. Nonetheless, the Democrats will portray Trump and the Republicans as racists for the election fueling the fire of both race and class warfare.
We are preparing a report for the election cycle. This year is crazy. There are so many people in Congress calling it quits. The Republicans who will be defending 40 open House seats this fall compared with the Democrats’ 20 all because of retirement announcements. Even Speaker Paul Ryan told his colleagues he would not seek election. What is going on is that there are those in politics who see the handwriting on the wall. Politics is doomed. Those retiring seem to comprehend that incumbents may lose this round for the Trump Revolution is spreading even to the Democrats with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-Year-Old Democratic in New York they call the “Giant Slayer” because she was a bartender and unseated Representative Joseph Crowley, a 19-year incumbent, and Queens, New York’s political stalwart who had not faced a primary challenger in 14 years.
While the Democrats are cheering and claiming with 40 Republicans retiring it proves that Trump has destroyed their party. Of course, this is their perspective always focused on the hate the rich. Effectively, the “rich” have become anyone who actually works. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of Democratic Socialists of America which is cheering the return of Marxism. No matter what you show that Marxism has resulted in more people dying in class warfare and the failure of Russia, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, and China among many South American socialist agendas, the Democrats refuse to look at the evidence of such failure.
The rumor on the Hill is that the Democrats will REVERSE everything that Trump has done with taxes, trade, the Wall and the environment. I have even been told that they want a 75% tax rate and that the top tax bracket should be lowered further. It has been the Democrats who are behind Geoengineering in the skies to reverse Global Warming. This is the entire problem with the United States. There is NO viable political system for the tax code looks like the brainwave of a mentally disturbed nut case. They do not understand that you cannot constantly move the taxes up and down. Companies leave just to gain stability. The Democrats in California are completely insane. They are now even considering letting illegal NONCITIZENS sit on public boards and commissions in California! This is all because they HATE Trump so much. They are advocating all-out economic class warfare that anyone sho donates to Republicans should be boycotted. They do not believe in free speech and the left has historically started more wars to force their opinions upon everyone else.
We are rapidly approaching the moment when the USA will collapse into political hatred and it will be the end of the “United” states. Like Rome, the diversity of political opinion will be devastating. Byzantine Iconoclasm was literally a war over icons. Some people took it literally that there should be no image of the gods. They would kill people who dared to even possess an icon. There were two periods in the history of the Byzantine Empire when the use of religious images or icons was outlawed at the demand of religious zealots in the Eastern Church who would fight over who would be emperor like we have today about appointing people to the Supreme Court.
The “First Iconoclasm”, as it is sometimes called, lasted between about 725 and 787 following Justinian II who was the first to place the image of Jesus Christ on a coin. This people lasted for about 62 years or twice the Pi Cycle. The “Second Iconoclasm” was between 814 and 842, which was reestablished by a usurper of the throne who then imposed his beliefs upon the empire. Leo V the Armenian (b 775; reign 813-820) became Emperor of the Byzantine Empire by forcing his predecessor, Michael I Rangabe, to abdicate and hand the throne to him. It was Leo V who initiated the second period of Byzantine Iconoclasm killing people who dared to protect their icons. Here is a solidus of Leo V. Note that there are no images of Christ. Leo V was eventually assassinated by supporters of Michael the Amorian, one of his most trusted generals, who then succeeded him on the throne. Iconoclasm was continued by Theophilos (b800-805; 820-842AD). The second Iconoclast period ended with the death of the emperor Theophilus. In 843 his widow finally restored icon veneration, an event still celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Feast of Orthodoxy.
We are indeed rapidly approaching the time when we will need to just turn out the lights on the United States. This internal battle between socialists who will NEVER accept the position of others to live and let live will build and it will tear the country apart. Perhaps this is why it is a sin listed in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors goods. Perhaps they understood that this only leads to anarchy and will be the destruction of the United States.