Ho hum, our intelligence agencies tell Congress that our Administration is dead wrong on a litany of foreign policy-related issues -- North Korean nuclear aspirations, Iranian nuclear accomplishments, ISIS's "demise," the danger presented by climate change, and the border "crisis." Didn't any of these clowns do the reading for Dystopia 101? Spooks and strongmen disagreeing on the important stuff isn't the kind of chaos that helps an aspiring dictatorship along! Naturally it didn't even take our President a full calendar day to slam our intelligence agencies as "naive"; I thought he might at least have tried to call it "fake news" first.
The Great Independent Bipartisan Hope, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, says he can't run as a Democrat because their views "don't represent the majority of Americans," adding, as a for-example, "I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America." You of course will recall that Americans have been polled on this very question, and a solid majority -- 59% -- approved of a 70 percent rate. Democrats supposedly worry that Mr. Schultz would steal votes from the eventual Democratic nominee, but I think he'd more likely steal votes from the Republican side, since he really represents no one but Our Glorious Elites, who normally prefer Republicans. If all else fails, Democrats can always call him the Pumpkin Spice candidate.
Infamous tech corporation Foxconn, which had promised to create 13,000 blue-collar manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin for a mere $4 billion in tax breaks, now says it'll hire mostly engineers and researchers to work there, and may or may not ever create 13,000 jobs. And there's yet another lesson in not throwing money at a problem! At least our President got a photo op and a fake reputation as a blue-collar job creator out of it. In fact, he made out better than Foxconn, which may not even get very much corporate welfare from Wisconsin anymore. Funny how that worked out.
Let's not make too much of our President making "jokes" about how climate change isn't really real because the Midwest and the Northeast is about to get slammed by a cold snap -- he's pretending not to know the difference between climate and weather, thus saying it's OK for his votaries to ignore the difference. Actually, it's worse than that: focusing on weather is short-term, while focusing on climate is long-term, and you know how our President thinks focusing on the long term is for "losers" like us.
Ian Millhiser at Think Progress thinks our Supreme Court could kill Roe v. Wade as early as today by letting an anti-abortion lower court ruling stand. I'd like to think Chief Justice Roberts is a little cleverer than that, since our Court has already struck down a law that's almost identical to this one, and if he doesn't join our Court's four liberals to strike the ruling down, he'll go down in history as a Chief Justice who disregarded precedent pretty blatantly. I'd have no worries about Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch being similarly clever, of course.
Finally, anonymous bankster says, of the upcoming Democratic primary race, that the nominee "can't be Warren and it can't be Sanders." I suspect that, for most Americans, that's virtually an endorsement of either one! I do hope they left Sherrod Brown off their hate list because they don't think he has a chance (the alternative -- that he's reassured them he won't be trouble -- would be much worse). And of course they'd be happy with Beto O'Rourke! Now you don't have to watch any of his videos.