Donald Trump Says Something Dumb – Yawn

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The big news, Donald Trump called Senator Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas, again. While I haven’t kept an official count I believe it has been somewhere around a dozen times that he’s made this reference.

“You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who, they say, was here a long time ago. They call her ‘Pocahontas’”

The venue, meant to honor the WWII Navajo Code Talkers, was a terrible choice to crack the joke. Made even worse that the news conference was held in front of a portrait of Democratic President Andrew Jackson of Trail of Tears infamy, among other atrocities directed during his Administration towards the Native Americans.

Almost predictably the left’s over the top reaction of everything Trump led them to lose the high road. CNN and MSNBC spent copious amounts of time analyzing and commentating during their Tuesday…

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Obamacare Set To Drive New Wave Of Hospital Bankruptcies, by Tyler Durden


In Washington, nothing succeeds like failure. Obamacare’s massive failure sets the stage for complete government control of medicine.  Republicans’ failure to slay this monster means it will morph into something even more incompetent and deadly. From Tyler Durden at

Back in 2008, one of the biggest arguments in favor of Obamacare was that the legislation would help alleviate bad debt at hospitals created by people who required emergency care but didn’t have health insurance or the financial means to cover their treatment.  Of course, like most promises made about Obamacare, the exact opposite of the Left’s original theories has played out in reality as restructuring lawyers are now warning that the healthcare industry is about to experience a massive wave of hospital bankruptcies.  Per Bloomberg:

 A wave of hospitals and other medical companies are likely to restructure their debt or file for bankruptcy in the coming…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Pocahontas Pickle, by David Cantanese


Nobody puts a nickname on political opponents to more devastating effect than President Trump. “Pocahontas” may well dog Elizabeth Warren for the rest of her career. From David Cantanese at

If she decides to challenge President Trump in 2020, Warren will have to relitigate a controversy that first ignited in 2012.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., makes the rounds for television news interviews in the Russell Rotunda on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The president first deemed Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts “Pocahontas” in May of 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

When President Donald Trump casually invoked “Pocahontas” during a ceremony honoring Native Americans on Monday, Washington’s political class swiftly went into its familiar and usually unfulfilling ritual of trying to decipher his deeper intentions.

Was he attempting to purposefully distract media coverage away from the White House’s skirmish with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Was he simply reaching for cheap levity among a group he was largely unfamiliar with?Or did he view it as an irresistible opportunity to strike at…

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” Strategic withdrawal”


Manager wasn’t running his ass off after dropping rounds and catching fire

He was making a “Strategic withdrawal”

Guess who now gets free coffee and donuts and a parking spot for life?

“ROCKLEDGE — A man armed with a .45-caliber handgun and a lot of ammunition wandered onto an auto repair shop property and began firing in the parking lot Friday afternoon, police said.

The gunman killed one employee and paralyzed a second. That’s when the employees at Schlenker Automotive fought back with equal force, Rockledge police chief Joseph La Sata said.

“The manager, who was a concealed weapons permit holder, came out and engaged in gunfire in the parking lot,” La Sata said. “The manager fled back inside the building, being chased by the gunman. Another Schlenker employee, who also had concealed weapons permit, engaged in gunfire with the suspect.”

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I’m Gonna Be Like You, Dad


While I was growing up, Dad only showed up once at any of my school or extracurricular activities. I was in the 8th grade, playing first on a baseball team. There was Dad in the stands! Boy, was I excited! After the game, his one comment to me was, “You should be pitching, not playing first base. Thats where the leadership is!

In reflecting back, I am reminded of the lyrics to “Cats in the Cradle“:

“A child arrived just the other day. He came to the world in the usual way. But there were planes to catch and bills to pay. He learned to walk while I was away. And he was talkin’ ‘fore I knew it and as he grew he said, ‘I’m gonna be like you, Dad, you know I’m gonna be like you.’

“My child turned ten just…

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