Friday, April 26, 2019

Winning: 1st quarter GDP growth at 3.2 percent

This year is off to a great start for President Donald J. Trump. And of course the country.

From CNBC:
First quarter GDP increases 3.2 percent, beating 2.5 percent estimates

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter and posted its best growth to start a year in six years.

First-quarter GDP expanded by 3.2% in the first quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected the U.S. economy increased by 2.5% in the first quarter. It was the first time since 2013 that first-quarter GDP topped 3%.

Disposable personal income increased by 3%, while prices increased by 1.3% when excluding food and energy. Overall prices climbed by 0.8% in the first quarter.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Marathon Pundit endorses Trump for reelection

Lest there be any doubt, I am officially announcing that I enthusiastically endorse Donald J. Trump for reelection.

Let the Age of Trump continue.

Baltimore mayor's city hall office, home, raided by FBI

Ten years ago another Baltimore mayor, Shelia Dixon, was found guilty of charges surrounding the theft of gift cars meant for poor children.

Now the troubled city has another mayor with a cloud hanging over her.

Baltimore hasn't had a Republican mayor in over 50 years.

From the Baltimore Sun:
Federal law enforcement agents fanned out Thursday across Baltimore, raiding City Hall, the home of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh and several other locations as the investigation into the mayor's business dealings widened.

Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman, confirmed agents from the Baltimore FBI office and the Washington IRS office were executing search warrants at those locations Thursday morning, as well as at least three other addresses associated with Pugh. It was the first confirmation that federal authorities, as well as state officials, were investigating the mayor's activities.

Pugh remained inside her home during the raids, a police source confirmed.

Shortly after the raids began, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called on Pugh, who has taken a leave of absence as mayor, to resign.
Some background, courtesy of the Washington Post, from three weeks ago:
The independent state agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry announced Friday that it is conducting a review of insurers that gave money to Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh's "Healthy Holly" children’s book company.

Pugh, a Democrat, is facing accusations of self-dealing, calls for her resignation and an investigation by the state prosector after revelations that she received nearly $800,000 for her books from groups with ties to state and local government.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Kaiser Permanente paid Pugh more than $100,000 for copies of "Healthy Holly" at the same time it was seeking a $48 million contract from a city board controlled by the mayor; CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield said it donated $14,500 to Associated Black Charities to buy 2,000 books; the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund gave a $7,500 donation when Pugh was a state lawmaker sponsoring legislation it favored.


Mark Dice: What planet is he from?

Today Mark Dice skewers a familiar target, CNN's Brian Stelter, as well as a less familiar but equally deserving one, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who wants to ban glass and steel skyscrapers in his city.

Yes. A skyscraper ban in NYC.



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Another one? Feds investigating ILL-inois governor and first lady

Illinois governors being investigated by the feds is a tradition. Not a proud one to be sure, but a tradition all the same.

From WBEZ:
Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, his wife and his brother-in-law are under federal criminal investigation for a dubious residential property tax appeal that dogged him during his gubernatorial campaign last year, WBEZ has learned.

A law-enforcement source familiar with the investigation confirmed to WBEZ that the probe, which has not been revealed publicly until now, began last October and remains active. There are no signs that criminal charges are imminent.

WBEZ has also confirmed that Illinois First Lady MK Pritzker’s personal assistant who was involved in the property tax appeal, Christine Lovely, is being represented by one of Chicago’s most high-powered lawyers. Her attorney, Reid Schar, is a former federal prosecutor who helped convict ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges.

The developments demonstrate that the billionaire governor and his wife may face a serious legal threat arising from their controversial pursuit of a property tax break on a 126-year-old mansion they purchased next to their Gold Coast home.


Tucker: Left struggles to say the word 'Christians'

Why can't leftists utter the word "Christian?" Tucker Carlson is wondering.

Even after over 300 believers in the word's largest religion were murdered on the holiest day of the Christian calendar the left shies away from naming the religion.



CNN anchors “stunned” Democrats are OK with terrorists voting, "These people are way out there"

Get this!

CNN's Don Lemon is "stunned." His co-anchor Chris Cuomo says "these people are way out there."

Who?

The Democrats who support imprisoned terrorists such as the Boston Marathon bomber voting.



Related post:

Bernie Sanders says that he would let Boston Marathon bomber vote from jail

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

(PragerU) Is Denmark Socialist?

Otto Brøns-Petersen, a Dane dispels a common myth from leftists about Denmark in the latest PragerU video.



Osundairo brothers file lawsuit against Jussie Smollett's attorneys

Here is the latest news from MAGA Country, also known as Chicago.

From ABC Chicago:
The two brothers who Chicago police said were involved in an allegedly staged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are filing a federal lawsuit against his attorneys.

Gloria Schmidt, the attorney for the Osundairo brothers, is holding a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss the lawsuit, which has been filed against Smollett's attorneys, Mark Geragos, Tina Glandian and the Geragos & Geragos Law Firm.

READ: Osundairo brothers file lawsuit against Jussie Smollett's attorneys

The lawsuit alleges that, "Smollett directed every aspect of the attack, including the location and the noose" and that his attorneys defamed the brothers in statements to the media.

Bernie Sanders says that he would let Boston Marathon bomber vote from jail

The end always justifies the means with the left. So that makes it acceptable to socialist Bernie Sanders to allow Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, to vote from the Supermax prison in Colorado.

Which of course will allow Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, to vote too.

Bernie of course knows that most inmates will vote Democratic.