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Boom: Trump Sets Target Date For Re-Opening America

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Early Tuesday morning, President Trump continued to signal that it is his intention to re-open the U.S. economy and get Americans back to work sooner rather than later. Repeating yesterday’s theme that the government can’t afford to implement a draconian “cure” that is worse than the China Virus itself, the President issued the following tweet:

A few hours later, President Trump had this to say on “Outnumbered” on Fox News:


Trump: The Senate and the House, we seem to be getting a long as much as you can get along. We seem to be getting a long now on a bill. I think that maybe had even less than an impact than the fact that we’re opening up this incredible country. Because we have to do that.

I’d love to have it all open by Easter [April 12]. I would love to have it open by Easter, I will tell you that right now. I would love that. It’s such an important day for other reasons, but I’ll make it an important day for this, too. I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.


For an investment community hungering to see a bottom reached in the stock market indexes, this is a crucial moment in time. There is no way the markets can find their bottom when they have no certainty – or even any real idea – about when business might resume and start getting the economy fully back on-line.

Markets were already soaring today on the prospect of the Democrats caving in and allowing the Senate stimulus measure to move through the process. The President’s move to set a firm target date for beginning to get the economy moving again will only serve to support that positive sentiment among investors longing for some good news.

As usual, President Trump’s sense of timing yesterday and today was impeccable. Be glad he’s your President.

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Donald Takes a Bow: Gold Stands Ready!

[Note: We have found the work of Lior Gantz from to be excellent and interesting, so we’re sharing his articles with you. Hope you enjoy them and find them useful.]

In two weeks, we hand over the keys to this decade to the history books and put 3,650 days in the basement to collect dust, and embark upon a new one. The U.S. administration and the Chinese government have announced that the 18-month long negotiations, which included tariffs and plenty of shenanigans, are not in vain; there’s a deal getting struck.

Many are debating how meaningful this deal really is, how much contribution and productivity it will add and if it is more of a PR stunt to boost confidence and make Trump look better in the eyes of voters than it is a juicy agreement, filled with substance.

Here’s what we know, for a fact: the U.S. is a country that works in a way that generates TREMENDOUS wealth and equity, BUT traps it and delivers it into the hands of the few.

The biggest takeaways from this decade are as follows: the central bank’s policies are ROCKET FUEL for stocks, the government is not INTERESTED in making any difficult austerity measures or budget cuts to balance the budget, the baby boomer generation is DUMPING stocks for bonds, an increasing number of Americans will continue to join the poor, while others become millionaires and the middle-class VAPORIZES, and millennials have their work cut out for them.

Compared with the national debt, the total wealth of households is staggering. In other words, the government could (in theory) close the national debt, if it was to tax/confiscate wealth and deal with the problem head-on. I personally don’t see that as a real threat.



The deflationists, the promotors of the “Demographic Cliff” that theorizes that the baby boomers’ liquidation of stocks should have caused the deepest bear market in history were proven wrong – they didn’t factor in the ability of corporations to buy back shares.

In the past 40 years, through 4 decades of both Republican and Democratic presidents, with interest rates ranging from nearly 18% to 0%, and with wars happening all over the globe, stocks have FLOURISHED.

Corporations are worth investing in, but what has transpired in the process is that the VALUE moved from the level of the worker to the level of the decision-making management.

In other words, corporations have become true wealth generators, on a consistent basis, but the profits don’t trickle to most of the employees.


Courtesy: U.S. Global Investors

In the developed world, but especially in the U.S., the 21st century has been brutal for those that don’t keep pace with what’s going on. As a country, they’re growing slowly at 2%-3%, but that is the AVERAGE. Most people are not in the middle, but are at the polar extremes of this 2% world. The S&P 500 has delivered a 15%/year gain in the past decade and real estate prices have gone parabolic as well.

On the flip side, half of the workforce earns $30K/year, so the majority of the taxpayers are not happy campers.

Look at poverty rates and trends; to me, it seems that each SLOWDOWN will create more PERMANENTLY poor families. Said differently, once you’re poor, you will remain that way.


In his presidency, Donald Trump has mastered the strategy that boosts corporate returns, but now he has given investors assurance and confidence to ease their concerns, add risk to their portfolios and EMBRACE growth.

This, as we see it, might be the end of the global strength trade for the dollar, especially since it coincided with Brexit, which adds to the certainty in Europe, now that everyone knows where everything stands.

Now, with all this good news behind us, investors need to look closely at their portfolio and figure out if inflation doesn’t pose a sudden risk.

As we see it, dollar weakness and low rates are back. In other words, the 2009-2011 era is upon us and reflation will do wonders for resource stocks!



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CNN Plumbs New Depths of Depravity With Weinstein Puff Piece

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Getting tired of all this #WINNING yet? – The Trump economy just will not cooperate with the Democrat/media effort to create a recession out of whole cloth. On Monday, all three major stock indexes – the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq – finished at all-time record highs.

True to form, CNBC, in its coverage of this happy event for America, noted in a sub-head that this latest major rally has come as a shock to all the experts: “Nearly everyone on Wall Street underestimated the strength of this year’s stock market.”

ummm, if the “experts” are always wrong about everything, shouldn’t we be looking for new people to refer to as “experts?”

Likely conversation at CNN editorial meeting…

CNN editor: Hey, uh, we appear to have gotten all the mileage we can from all these stories canonizing this Al-Baghdadi guy. Anybody have any thoughts on which human pond slug we glorify next?

CNN fake reporter #1: How about we do another 5,000 word piece on Beto and what he plans to do with the remainder of his sainted life? He’s so cute, and we could use the word “dusty” and compare him to a Kennedy…

CNN editor: Normally I’d jump all over that one, but we’ve done it 3-4 times before…

CNN fake reporter #2: What about Al Franken? He’s making a big comeback you know, or trying to.

CNN editor: uh, we need to tread lightly on the whole Franken thing. I mean, who among us hasn’t sexually assaulted a sleeping actress, or at least wanted to, right?

[Nodding heads all around the table. Brian Stelter mainlines a powdered sugar donut. Jake Tapper combs his hair. Chris Cuomo sits in a corner staring at the wall.]

CNN fake reporter #3: I know! Let’s do a glowing day-in-the-life profile of Ed Buck! He’s being treated so terribly out there in California – you know, he probably only killed two or three male prostitutes.

CNN editor: Good thoughts there, but it would’ve been better to do that before he got arrested – we might have bailed him out of all of that, and he could still be funding Democrat politicians. I mean, what’s a day in his life like now that he’s being held at the county jail? It’s hard to get 3,000 words out of his one daily phone call.

CNN fake reporter #4: ummmm…is Pol Pot still alive?

CNN editor: Pretty sure he’s dead.

CNN fake reporter #4: Idi Amin?

CNN editor: Dead, too.

CNN fake reporter #4: What about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?

CNN edtor: Still dead.

CNN fake reporter #4: How about Joseph Goebbels? I mean, I know he’s dead, too, but he is Zucker’s role model after all…might score some points with the boss!

CNN editor: It’s a valid thought, but our Democrat masters might not appreciate us being so up front on that one. We’re supposed to maintain this facade, you know, or at least try to.

[More nodding heads around the table. Alisyn Camerota daydreams about graduating 6th grade on her 3rd try. Chris Cuomo bats at an imaginary fly. Brian Stelter emulates his life’s hero Jake Tapper by running a comb through his imaginary hair.]

Anderson Cooper: I got it! Let’s do a positive profile of our buddy Harvey Weinstein! Nobody’s doing that one!

CNN editor: We have a winner! Get on it, Chloe Melas!


Yes, friends, just when you thought the demented cretins at the fakest fakety-fake fake news channel on television could not stoop any lower, they go out of their way to prove you wrong yet again. Last night, CNN published a story by entertainment fake reporter Chloe Melas with the I-kid-you-not headline of “Harvey Weinstein weakened but unwavering two years later.”

You seriously could never make this stuff up.

Think I’m kidding? Check out these snips from the piece:

CNN has learned from those closest to Weinstein that he isn’t sorry about his alleged misconduct. He’s combative, maintains he is innocent of any crime and is planning for a career comeback post-trial. His attorneys have maintained that any sexual contact between Weinstein and his accusers was consensual.

Harvey’s combative! He’s punching back at his tormentors! Unwavering in his innocence!

“Anyone who looks at him or talks to him knows this has taken an emotional and physical toll. Is his health failing? Not in a life or death situation, but I think he’s just breaking down,” one of his friends told CNN.

His health is suffering, the poor man! Feel sorry for him!

Weinstein used to spend his days in the Tribeca offices of The Weinstein Company, the movie studio he co-founded in 2005 with his now estranged brother, Bob Weinstein. These days he’s mostly alone in his Manhattan apartment, “obsessing” about the trial and the women who have accused him, said one of his friends.

Oh, noes! Harvey’s lonely! He’s obsessing about his accusers who have wronged him so!

“He feels like he is owed an apology from Hollywood,” the source added. “I think there’s a part of him that thinks he will come out on the other side of this and be welcomed back to some version of his old life.”

He’s owed an apology! He can’t wait to get back to work! Why is he being mistreated so???

“When you ask what life is like for Harvey, all you have to do is turn on nightly news and see women screaming at him, ‘You’re a rapist,'” Rotunno said. “People have sort of made their decision in the court of public opinion and that’s been my problem with a lot of the coverage.”

Don’t judge him! Those mean women!!! Why does everyone keep judging him????

“There’s a difference between sins and crimes,” Rotunno said. “You may think that you don’t like the way Harvey conducted himself at times or choices that he’s made, but that doesn’t mean he’s a rapist.”

He’s Bill Clinton! We didn’t impeach Bill Clinton! Well, ok, we impeached him, but we didn’t remove him from office! Stop this madness!!!!

I would be fair and also point out that Ms. Melas then goes on to point out the likely truth about the allegations made against this walking, talking horror movie monster, but she and everyone else at CNN do not deserve fairness here. Because they decided to do this semi-puff piece voluntarily, for no reason other than that they wanted to.

Truly, the depths of CNN’s depravity have no floor.

[NOTE: About 15 minutes after I published this piece, CNN revised the headline on this story to read, ”

Harvey Weinstein combative and in denial ahead of rape trial, inner circle says

You could never, never, ever make these people up, folks.]


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Jobless Claims Drop Again. “Experts” Shocked…Again.

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This dang Trump economy just will not cooperate with our elite betters! – As Reuters carefully reports today, initial claims for jobless benefits dropped sharply yet again last week, signaling that the U.S. economy just refuses to accede to the wishes of the Democrats and our fake news media, who are doing everything they can to pretend there’s a recession going on. From the Reuters report:

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The decline was sharper than expected. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims would drop to 216,000 in the latest week.

But the story’s lead paragraph tells us so much about the Reuters mindset:

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a manufacturing slowdown and concerns the economy is on a path toward recession. [emphasis added]

Folks, there is no “manufacturing slowdown” in the U.S. economy, although there certainly is in China and the EU. This is simply nonsense being pushed by the media. There is not a single economic indicator that would imply that our economy is in or about to go into a recession anytime in the foreseeable future. The only people saying it is are people in the media and “economists” on the political left, all of whom are hoping for a recession to save the Democrats in the 2020 elections.

Sorry, ain’t happening.

So, yet again, good news for average Americans is shocking bad news for the elite media and the Democrat Party. Funny how that works, huh?

That is all.


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BREAKING: The Trump Economy Produces Another Stunning Jobs Report

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Trump economy continues to surprise all the “experts,” vastly surpassing pre-market expectations by posting a whopping jobs gain of 263,000 for the month of April. Here’s a summary from Fox Business:

The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April, soaring past Wall Street’s expectations for an increase of 185,000 jobs, while unemployment fell the lowest rate since 1969.

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, beating analysts’ expectations of 3.8 percent. The labor force participation rate, meanwhile, was little changed at 62.8 percent, from 63 percent the month prior. Average hourly earnings – which investors were closely watching for signs of inflation – rose by 6 cents to $27.77. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by about 3.2 percent, slightly missing expectations of 3.3 percent.

A majority of the job creation was concentrated in the professional and business services, which added 76,000 jobs in April. Construction employment rose by 33,000 jobs, while employment in the health care sector expanded by 27,000 jobs. Financial activities job creation ticked up by about 12,000. Manufacturing, however, was little changed for the third month in a row: Only 4,000 jobs were created in this sector during April, and over the past 12 months, the industry added a measly 22,000 jobs per month.

The job creation in April marks the 119th month of straight gains. Over the past year, the economy has added an average monthly gain of 213,000 jobs.

Here is even more incredible news contained in this jobs report:

  • Adult women unemployment rate – 3.1%, an all-time low;
  • Hispanic unemployment rate – all-time low of 3.6%;
  • Black unemployment rate – remained unchanged at 6.7%, an all-time low;

There were pockets of less-encouraging news, but overall this jobs report is stunningly good, one that surpassed “expert” expectations by a full 40%.

President Trump continues to prove what an amazing driver of economic growth and job creation the U.S. economy truly can be when it is unleashed from the shackles of over-regulation.

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When Slimy DC Swamp Dwellers Attack

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Creaky Old John McCain, whose incoherent questioning in last week’s James Comey hearing led to speculation about whether he was having a stroke or is suffering from dementia, chose yet another foreign venue in which to criticize President Donald Trump on Sunday.  He told the Guardian that U.S. “leadership” was better under Barack Obama than it currently is.  Mr. McCain has made a habit of bashing the current President on foreign soil and fake news media, something he never did to Barack Obama, even after Obama was revealed to have shipped more than $400 million in cash money to the Mullahs in Iran in the hold of a cargo plane in 2015.  This man poses as a “conservative” and as a “Republican,” but his public utterances, particularly in foreign venues, reveal his true nature as just one more of the worst kind of slimy inhabitant of the DC Swamp.
  • Speaking of slimy inhabitants of the DC swamp…:  Blessedly former bi-polar FBI Director James “I was trying to blend in with the drapes” Comey has reportedly landed himself a $10 million deal to pen a book in which he will expand even further on the web of lies, half-truths, demagoguery and betrayals of the American public’s trust that he rolled out over the last 24 months.  Can’t wait to read Chapter 7, The Art of Leaking Through Third Parties To The New York Times, or Chapter 10, When Hope Is A Command, or Chapter 13, How To Avoid Attention By Being a Foot Taller Than Everyone Else And Stationing Yourself In The Center Of a Room”.
  • San Fran Nan Pelosi told a fake journalist that she wished that George W. Bush, John McCain or Mitt Romney were president instead of Donald Trump.  Of course, she also wishes aliens would stop abducting her each Thursday evening, so she wishes a lot of things.
  • The UK Sunday Express reports that NASA has now discovered 10 asteriods that pose a threat to life on plant Earth.  Hell, they could find 40 more threats to life on earth than that serving in the U.S. Senate alone.  Look closer to home, folks.
  • Meanwhile, in case you missed all the fake reports in the fake news media about it – well, ok, the fake news media isn’t doing any reporting on it – the U.S. economy is booming under President Trump.  The Dow Jones Industrial average is up 15% since Election Day, the rate of unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 16 years, and the economy is expected to expand more rapidly during 2017 than during any year of the Obama Administration.  Business capital investment is way up, home sales are up, new home starts are way up, and manufacturing is expanding.
  • If you think any of this is an accident, you are wrong.  The biggest single problem with the U.S. economy over the last 8 years was the avalanche of new, unnecessary, onerous, soviet-style regulations coming down at a record pace from unelected operatives in the Obama bureaucracies.  This ever-expanding burden created an air of pessimism and gloom in the business community, discouraging capital investment.  The Trump program of rolling back many of these regulatory schemes, and halting the issuance of new ones has already reversed that pessimism, and the results are obvious.
  • The Democrats and fake news media know this, which is why the continue to focus on fantasy “scandals” and insist on multiple congressional investigations into them.  Sadly, many congressional Republicans are also swamp-dwellers, and are more than happy to cooperate.  This is the reality Trump faces – a bi-partisan DC establishment that is willing to destroy a nascent economic boom in order to protect the personal nests they have been feathering for decades, and a fake news media establishment that’s an integral part of the game.

Just another weekend in low-life DC Swamp dweller America.

That is all.

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