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Wow: The real unemployment rate - the one that counts workforce refugees - is dropping like a stone

The real unemployment rate - the one that counts workforce refugees - is dropping like a stoneThe Wall Street Journal had a surprising bit of information the other day, one that probably escaped the notice of most people but is in fact a very important indicator of our economic vitality.

We’ve often talked here about the fact that there are two unemployment rates, and that the one we usually hear about is misleading. The U-3 unemployment rate is the one that ignores those who have stopped looking for work. This rate is now a very low 4.1 percent, but as we’ve told you before, that doesn’t mean much if it ignores millions of people who are also not working and aren’t even trying to find jobs.

The U-6 unemployment rate, on the other hand, takes account of these people, and it’s typically much higher than the U-3. If you really want a sense of the employment picture, you need to look at the U-6 rate - but usually the one we hear about is the U-3.

By Herman Cain - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal
Remember when, under the presidency of Barack Obama, we were told that high unemployment rates and sluggish growth of the economy was the new normal?  We were told that there was nothing that could be done about it.  Two terms of the brilliant blind lashing out against the problems we faced as a nation by the messiah, Obama, could not fix it, so it could not be fixed.  Get used to it, misery is now life as we know it.

In less than a year under the Donald J. Trump administration’s efforts, the current 4.1% unemployment rate is the lowest we’ve seen in 17 years.  Unemployment claims have fallen to the lowest level in 43 years.  The economy has been improving at a rate greater than what was accomplished during any of the years Obama was president, and with tax cuts on the horizon, a sudden boost to the economy is ready to roar.

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The Mueller Investigation is Wholly Unlawful

CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The Mueller Investigation is Wholly Unlawful
The Collusion Case against Donald Trump and Family has collapsed.

The Obstruction Case against Donald Trump and Family has just begun.

The Department of Justice, Department of State and some of the intel agencies are corrupt to the core.

Their spokesmen speak every day on CNN.

Collusion has morphed into “Obstruction.” Which, incidentally, can mean anything or whatever one’s eye sees or whatever one’s mind wishes to think. A thought in this case can be obstruction of justice for one. For example, the thought that crossed President Trump’s mind about Comey’s activities and lies - that he and his associates deliberately and cynically “fixed” the Clinton Matter - is now turning out to be a factual reality. It is alone, among many others, more than enough to get Comey fired.

The same team that conspired to obstruct justice in the Clinton Matter by not doing their job and acting as accomplices are now in charge of investigating the Trump Matter. They are in the process of pinning their own crimes on their target.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Moore Accuser’s Former Lawyer’s Firm has Ties to Democrat Party

Moore Accuser's Former Lawyer's Firm has Ties to Democrat Party
Leigh Corfman, the main accuser of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, was, until recently, represented by a lawyer whose law firm has ties to the state’s Democrat Party.

Corfman, who has accused Moore of molesting her 38 years ago in 1979 when she was 14 years old, had been, until very recently, represented by K. Edward Sexton II, a partner in the law firm Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison LLC.

Sexton’s Alabama law firm, located in Riverchase, an upscale section of the Birmingham suburb, Hoover, is known for mediating and administering multi-billion and multi-million dollar mass tort and class action cases.

By Jerry A. Kane - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Department of Justice Blueprint for Fake Investigations

Department of Justice Blueprint for Fake Investigations
A National Review article, posted on December 4, 2017, written by former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, entitled “It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation: Which means that it’s an impeachment investigation,” affirmed what’s long been obvious to many.

The purpose of the Mueller investigation is not now, nor was it ever, to prove collusion between Russia and the Trump Presidential Campaign.  That stated purpose was, from Day 1, a red herring.
McCarthy fails to address the real motive behind the Mueller investigation.

By Lee Cary - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

The President is Making Promises Great Again

The President is Making Promises Great Again
By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.

In his first year in office, President Trump has made it a refreshing habit to fulfill his pledges to the American people. Whether it is removing the United States from the odious trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnerships (TPP) or bowing out of the expensive and unfair Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has been keeping true to the vows he made as a candidate. 

In the case of the Jerusalem decision, President Trump is acting with courage, while previous Presidents only made hollow campaign promises.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Everybody in the Media Knew

Everybody in the Media Knew
“Everybody f____g knew,” a top Hollywood screenwriter wrote of Harvey Weinstein. “Everybody knew” about Matt Lauer at NBC, Variety reports, and it “wasn’t even considered a secret.” “Every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” ABC’s Cokie Roberts said of Rep. Conyers.

Everybody knew.

The #MeToo sexual harassment scandals have hit CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, PBS, Vox, New Republic, Mother Jones. Forget Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose. They were just the talent. Their big decisions were limited to which hairpiece looked best in all three mirrors and which naïve intern to prey on this month. The heads of the men who actually make the news are rolling left and right.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Nominating Warren would doom Dems’ chances in 2020

Nominating Warren would doom Dems’ chances in 2020
CHICAGO—Many Democrats—probably a majority—believe Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the perfect person to replace the aging Bernie Sanders as the party’s torch-bearer for progressive causes in 2020.

But nominating the shrillish Warren would be a massive mistake for Democrats, and making her president would be even worse for America.

There’s no question Warren could win the ivory tower left-wing academics, alt-left media and progressive enclaves in states such as Vermont, Massachusetts, California and New York.

By Justin Haskins - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Impeach Mueller!

Impeach Mueller!


That is the screech we’re about to hear emanating from the denizens of the swamp. Sure Maxine Waters and a few others have been singing this song since election night when their plans for the last nail in our coffin went down in flames. Now it’s beginning to percolate through the monotone media megaphone. And though this was predicted in this column by this author before the inauguration, it still has a jarring impact on the senses.

Back in the Dream Times when the Deep State was able to turn Watergate into a Silent Coup the precedent was set. If someone tries to overturn the moneychanger’s tables they must be destroyed. If it’s a president, even one elected for the sole purpose of adding some reality to the mirage of our functioning oligarchy which portrays itself as a dysfunctional democratic republic, they must be hounded out of office, disgraced, and discredited.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Speaker Ryan gives Rep. Trent Franks the heave-ho over sexual harassment claims that make no sense

Rep. Trent Franks

Conservative champion Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) unexpectedly announced his resignation tonight, effective Jan. 31 in the new year. If the reason for his departure stated in a Washington Times article is correct, Franks is being railroaded by GOP leadership for the sake of crass political expediency.

Franks and his wife have dealt with infertility by having twins through a surrogate mother, and he acknowledges discussing surrogacy around the office. He just recently learned that these discussions made two female staff members “uncomfortable.”

By Matthew Vadum - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

President Donald Trump Rally in Pensacola

By News on the Net - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Another Democrat in the Senate Could Set the Stage For Nuclear Tragedies for Millions

 Another Democrat in the Senate Could Set the Stage For Nuclear Tragedies for Millions
When considering whom to support in the coming special election for the United States Senate, we must consider that a vote to empower the Democratic party on a federal and Congressional level (as opposed to local Democrats on a state legislature or a city council) is a vote in support of policies such as the Obama Iran deal now in effect, that circumvented the treaty requirements of the consent of 2/3 of the Senators present. The obviously unconstitutional Obama Iran deal propped up – and continues to prop up—a regime that is developing nuclear weapons with the continuing promise of “Death to America,” and “Death to Israel.” This is also the regime that is the world’s most significant state sponsor of terrorism throughout the rest of the world as well, with the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated and deadly conventional weapons.

By Ron A. Y. Rich - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Sacrificing Al Franken

Sacrificing Al Franken

With Democrat cutlasses poking his back, Al Franken, the junior senator from Minnesota who can’t keep his hands to himself, has reluctantly walked the plank to boost his party’s image after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct.

The most prominent accuser is radio host Leeann Tweeden who claims the professional vulgarian who has a long, well-documented track record of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women, kissed and groped her without her consent.

Franken’s speech under duress on the Senate floor yesterday was defiant and bursting with self-pity. Only a true believer would take it seriously. Franken certainly did not. He wouldn’t even commit to a specific resignation date, saying only that he would leave office in the coming weeks, a non-binding promise if ever there was one.

By Matthew Vadum - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Former Dem Congressman, Harold Ford Jr., dumped by Morgan Stanley & MSNBC for - you guessed it - har

Harold Ford Jr.
Buh-bye, now.

Are you like me?  Do you like watching the left-wing dumpster fire that is the “Morning Joe” panel?  Or, are you not like me? Do you look to the Morning Joe crew for incisive, well-reasoned, news analysis?

Either way, you’re out of luck because Morning Joe has lost another of its regular contributors.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Tim Kaine, who speaks Spanish, demands information on secret Congressional harassment payouts be mad

Tim Kaine
Some of you might, just barely, remember the name “Tim Kaine.” You may not be able to place it with 100% certainty, but you probably have some sort of vague recollection that a guy named Tim Kaine did something a year or so ago. 

Allow me to jog your memory.

Tim Kaine is a Senator who speaks Spanish - fluently.  “So what,” you say? Well, if you’re a Democrat, that’s enough to qualify you for a major political office. Thanks to his astonishing lingual capabilities, it was determined that he would be the Vice-Presidential candidate for one of the worst campaigns in human history.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Economy adds 228,000 jobs in November, which is pretty good but well short of we can do

Economy adds 228,000 jobs in November
Don’t get me wrong. I’ll take it. With unemployment at historically low rates (The U-6 is at 7.9 percent; the U-3 is at 4.1 percent) and you’re adding jobs, the challenge is going to be finding people to fill them. The report notes that wages aren’t rising as fast as the number of jobs itself, but that will change as more qualified workers emerge to pursue the jobs and employers find the higher wages worth paying.

We’re basically at full employment right now with one big honkin’ caveat: If those who have exited the workforce ever decide to re-enter it in massive numbers (and they’re starting to but only in a trickle), we’ll need a lot more job growth than this:

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month in a sign the labor market remains healthy despite worker shortages and two months of hurricane-related volatility, but wage growth remained tepid.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

So the sexual harassment case that’s taken down Trent Franks is . . . really weird

Trent Franks
This is one is just plain weird, and it’s got me wondering if we’ve now crossed the Rubicon from legitimate sexual harassment to anything at all that someone can claim after the fact made them “feel uncomfortable,” whatever that might mean.

The same day Al Franken announced his resignation for unwanting kissing and butt- and boob-groping he claims he didn’t do, Republican Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona resigns too. What did he do? Grab boobs? Steal kisses? Expose himself?

Er . . . not even in the same ballpark:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Chatting Sexual Harassment With Lib Relatives

Chatting Sexual Harassment With Lib Relatives
After spending the last four months moving from Florida and settling into our new home in West Virginia, Mary and I are on the road again. We are flying to campaign for Judge Moore in the Alabama senate race. Moore’s democrat opponent, Doug Jones, is a horrible deceitful man. Jones supports slaughtering babies even up to the point of birth. Jones supports Planned Parenthood trafficking baby body parts for profit. American loving Alabamians, you must get out and vote against Doug Jones. Jones is an anti-America and Trump-resistance operative disguised as a good guy.

We drove 3 hours to Baltimore the day before our flight to fly out of BWI. This gave me an opportunity to visit and chat with several relatives. Most of my black relatives believe Trump is racist. They reject truth/facts, clinging to their emotion-driven loyalty to democrats.

By Lloyd Marcus - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

John Lewis refuses to attend opening of civil rights museum because the president will be there

John Lewis
Let me see if I have this straight: If Donald Trump was invited to attend the opening of a civil rights museum and he refused, surely that would be racist. But if he does attend, that’s an outrage because he’s Donald Trump.

So it is in the twisted mind of John Lewis.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

No, UN Amb. Nikki Haley did not say the U.S will be skipping the Olympics

No, UN Amb. Nikki Haley did not say the U.S will be skipping the Olympics
Yesterday, I talked about my love of the Winter Olympics.  I wasn’t exaggerating.  I’m kind of obsessed with it. So, however bummed I might be about the Russians being banned, I’d be a thousand times more upset if the Americans decided to skip the games.

This morning, there was a flurry of headlines suggesting that Pyeongchang, South Korea might be a little too close to North Korea for comfort.  Bowl Cut Jr. would like nothing more than to strike at our athletes, so - allegedly - UN Ambassador Nikki Haley had suggested that the United States might be opting out the 2018 games. As is often the case with these types of stories, a closer examination of Haley’s comments suggests that’s not necessarily what’s really happening.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Full Story