Category Archives: Politics

Did He Really Say That?

Geeezo Christopher Columbus!   What a bitch slap directly to the face of “the deplorables.” The tax reform bill is rapidly setting up the potential for some major political blowback.  Vive les élites! I think not having the estate tax … Continue reading

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Merkel Fails To Form Government

After almost two months since the September 24th general election German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her alliance of Christian Democratic Union and Bavaria’s Christian Social Union has been unsuccessful in forming a new coalition government. Merkel needed the support of the … Continue reading

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QOTD: President Trump, The Risk Taker?

Context:  China’s Americanologists trying to understand President Trump’s North Korea policy : “There is a major debate in the US right now about whether the US president is really a risk taker or just playing a risk taker,” said Mr Harold. … Continue reading

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Merkel Retains Power, Far Right Moves To Bundestag

Just when you thought eMac – Emmual Macron –  had stamped out right-wing populism in Europe, here come the Germans.   The country’s two leading political parties,  the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU – “The Union) and the Social Democrats (SPD),  who are … Continue reading

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China’s Communist Party Structure

We noticed today  someone tweeted an old post from our blog from way back when.  It has an excellent graphic of the structure of China’s Communist Party and its leaders that were selected after the last Party Congress in 2012. … Continue reading

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Analysis Of Presidential Job Approval Ratings

We’ve analyzed the Presidential Job Approval Ratings from Gallup since Truman to Trump.  It compliments our August 27 post,  Presidential Job Approval: Truman to Trump. Political Junkies And Financial Types Since the dollar index is highly correlated to President Trump’s … Continue reading

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Cohn Dropping In Prediction Markets As New Fed Chair

If tax reform looks stalled, and we should find out in the next few weeks, is there any reason for Gary Cohn to stick around if he concludes he won’t be appointed Fed Chair?  We wonder. Odds he will replace … Continue reading

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General Kelly Is Pissed Off

We cited a Washington Post piece in our post yesterday morning citing the growing friction between the President and his Chief of Staff,  General John Kelly,  now dubbed the Church Lady by the White House staff.   The President was quick … Continue reading

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President’s Rebuttal Tweet On Gen. Kelly Conflict

General John Kelly is doing a great job as Chief of Staff. I could not be happier or more impressed – and this Administration continues to.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2017

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Get Shorty If The “Church Lady” Bolts La Casa Blanca

A stunning piece in the Washington Post posted last night about a potential conflict between President Trump and his Chief of Staff,  General John Kelly,  now dubbed the “Church Lady” by the White House staff. Political risk in Washington has diminished with … Continue reading

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