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Archive for January 27th, 2018

Saturday’s video: A big week for President Trump

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January 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm

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The political climate in Washington with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor

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Guest: Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor………we will look at the state of US politics…………..and other stories………

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January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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Look who is fighting the union in LA?

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My guess is that The Los Angeles Times has supported Democrat candidates who are generally very friendly to public and private unions.   

At the same time, it turns out that the newspaper does not love  one for their employees, or so we read in this report:   

The Times, as with the majority of bigger newspapers, is heavily and unapologetically liberal in their leanings, both on the editorial board and in the newsroom. This means they generally support the Democrats. Similarly, the Democrats are big fans of the unions who fund most liberal political campaigns in a massive fashion.

Hence, the newspapers tend to be big fans of the unions and publish pro-union propaganda on a regular basis.

That is… until the union comes knocking on the newspaper’s door. Once they established a toehold at the Times, the company quickly moved to quarantine the union infection and establish a firewall between unionized workers and the ruling establishment.

If you don’t smell at least a hint of hypocrisy in this story you need to get your nose checked.

Well, what can I say?   Not much!   There is indeed a hint of hypocrisy to all of this.

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January 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm

‘Morning in America’… Davos 2018

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As I watched President Trump speak at Davos, I couldn’t help but remember the Reagan 1984 TV ads called “Morning in America.” Those ads were a 60-second promotion for the U.S., a signal that things were good again. All that VP Walter Mondale could do was work very hard to make sure that Minnesota didn’t vote for President Reagan, too.

President Trump was a salesman for the U.S. in Davos:   

“The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America,” Trump said. “I’m here to deliver a simple message. There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States. America is open for business and we are competitive once again. The American economy is by far the largest in the world and we’ve just enacted the most significant tax cuts and reform in American history. We’ve massively cut taxes for the middle class, and small businesses to let working families keep more of their hard earned money.”

It was a great message, unless you are so angry about the election of 2016 that you’ve lost your common sense.

What I saw at Davos was a confident man, marching ahead and telling the world that the U.S. is the best place to invest or open a plant.   

Yes, it’s a lot like those “Morning in America” ads that had such an impact in 1984.

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January 27, 2018 at 6:29 am