Saturday, April 29, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3482, April 29th, 2017

(Photo: CNN)
President Trump travels to Pennsylvania today to essentially try to compete with the White House Correspondents Dinner. The thin skinned leader decided he couldn’t take the barbs of a free press. Trump has even said that the 100 days marker was no big deal but he promised so much in that time frame.
He did pick a Supreme Court Justice and got him confirmed but really THE REPUBLICANS stole that seat from President Obama. That said, here’s what he promised and didn’t do.
1. Embark on a massive $1 trillion effort to rebuild the country's infrastructure, including airports, roads and bridges.
Not even started. A lot of talking but virtually no action and no plan. The great builder has done squat. I’m not joking here, James May from PennDot could give him more of a plan with details than anyone he has at his disposal in private or the public sector.
2. Slap a 35 percent tariff on goods from companies that ship production abroad. Force companies like Apple and Nabisco to make their products in the US.
That hasn’t happened. But hey Trump, go for it and we’ll be paying a thousand bucks for an IPhone and 20 bucks for a pack of Lorna Doone’s.
3.Announce his intention to renegotiate or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The great negotiator seems to have lost his stones on this one.
4. Pass a tax overhaul with a plan that would reduce rates dramatically both for corporations and the middle class.
Not even begun. He offered an outline with tax cuts for the very rich but nothing else. If whatever he proposes doesn’t get done, remember he has the majority in both the House and Senate. So far, nada.
5. Cancel payments to UN climate change programs and pull out of the Paris climate accord.
This he will do because it will damage the future environmental balance of our planet in the years to come.
6. Designate China a currency manipulator, setting the stage for possible trade penalties.
No, didn’t do this. The Chinese leader was nice to him and ate his delicious chocolate cake so that was good enough for Mr. Tough Talk to cave.
7. Immediately suspend the Syrian refugee program.
Tried but the courts blocked him the first time. Then the administration took it out of the second action which is still stalled in court. But he did bomb Syria because he saw children getting gassed. However he still won’t allow them in the United States.
8. Inform his generals they have 30 days to submit a new plan for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group.
And how’s that going? Tick tock! 60 days overdue.
9. Build an "impenetrable physical wall" along the length of the southern border, and make Mexico pay for it.
Not happening, never will. I’ve said this from the start when he brought up this preposterous idea. There are private property owners on each state’s borders as well as county wide building codes. And Mexico will NOT pay for it.
10. Cancel visas for foreign countries that won't take back criminals deported by the US.
No word on this yet.
11. Propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.
Uh, he should think about term limiting himself!. But if he wants to try and do this, maybe his friends at The Freedom Caucus will have something to talk about.
12. Negotiate the release of all US prisoners held in Iran, even before taking office. Renegotiate or leave the Iran nuclear deal.
No prisoners released. Still there.
13. "My first day in office, I'm going to ask Congress to put a bill on my desk getting rid of this disastrous law and replacing it with reforms that expand choice, freedom, affordability. You're going to have such great health care at a tiny fraction of the cost."
First bill went nowhere. Second bill, same place.
Health care at the fraction of the cost? Does he even know how Insurance companies work?
Here’s what I don’t understand. The REPUBLICAN Congress voted numerous times to repeal Obama care under President Obama. But they can’t or won’t under their own guy? Maybe the REPUBLICANS should not be trusted with Congress.
14. MelaniaTrump will join him at The White House after her son Baron’s school year ends.
NOPE. According to Today on NBC, As First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump has revealed that she won't be following her husband to The White house; instead she will continue to reside in New York City. The reason for this decision has been widely debated with many believing it was to keep her son in school. Although her decision will in fact mean this, the admission from Melania about her newest business has shocked many.
Here’s her deal: After fighting a personal battle for many years over the negative effects aging was having on her skin, Melania decided to take matters into her own hands by producing her own range of anti-aging creams. Core Anti-Wrinkle Complex and Core Advanced Eye Treatment are now available worldwide and Melania feels it necessary to stay in New York and oversee the day-to- day business.
So Eleanor Roosevelt was FDR’s legs as she traveled near and far to give him reports on the state of the nation and the world. Jackie Kennedy restored The White House, Lady Bird Johnson tried to beautify America. Nancy Reagan fought drugs. Betty Ford raised awareness on breast cancer. Both Barbara and Laura Bush promoted children’s literacy. Michelle Obama advocated for childhood nutrition.
This one wants to end the plague that are facial wrinkles with her own business? Really? This confirms many suspicions that this marriage is pretty much an arranged sham. It also confirms the talk that EVERY member of the Trump family wants to enrich themselves while he’s President.
The Trump administration’s first 100 days have been a sad, pathetic joke on America. The ironic part is that United States voters wrote the punch line.


At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lockstep march of the negative Yonk, like a true Demo tool.

At 7:12 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Lockstep march of the negative Yonk, like a true Demo tool.


1. The Dems, for me personally, have done NOTHING so let's check that off the box. Unlike the political class with double and triple dipping, I've always worked a FULL DAY for FULL PAY.
2. I used to vote for Republicans when I thought they were looking after the middle class. But no more. The REPUBLICANS have done nothing but try to make the lives of people in the lower brackets worse than they are at any time in or history. It is calculating, malicious and not by accident.
3. The day after the election, check my YOU TUBE Channel, I said on TV that we should all give Donald Trump a chance. He has never lived up to my expectation of what a President can be. And for that matter 60% of the American people.
4. Did you see that speech in Harrisburg last night? Did you think that was Presidential? He was alibi Ike up there blaming the Media and Obama for HIS failings.
5. I'm not a tool for any party, just calling them as I see them.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Lockstep march of the negative Yonk, like a true Demo tool.


Look at the numbers

100 days

241 Congress people
52 Senators

Accomplishments 0

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump is doing remarkably well considering the opposition of his own party who appear to NOT want to do their job. Make it LOOK hard, don't consider the citizens.

Have you looked at Trump's tax plan? I think it takes a clear shot at putting more money in my pocket - and yours too.

Ever walk in a swamp? Fitting.

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You realize of course that this situation you are so upset about did not suddenly occur the day after the elections. This has been a slow erosion of our culture that has been allowed and quietly supported by the ruling class - I'm not sure when it started, maybe with the hippies and their drug fueled manipulation, but I have tried to support and vote for anyone I believe shares my values. The decline is especially apparent in our schools. The good Professor documented it for you years ago.

May I suggest that you start to pay attention to BUSINESS media outlets (yeah, even Fox Business) for a couple of weeks and notice how most people are concerned about maintaining ones' assets in the face of our changing landscape and that jobs and the money they spin off are a driving force in most people's lives.

Most people want a job and want to feel valued and respected - even our "challenged" citizens like to have a "job" to do. I have little concern with the others that have the capability and ability but purposely chose to "slack", not participate in or accept their "rehab", or have no idea what respect is or that "respect" must be earned. Oh, don't forget "life is not fair", deal with it and it gets better.

The noise created by the topics you focus on and shallowly present are sucker bait created to take attention away from the basics of earning a living and emotionally blur any goal a susceptible reader may have.

There is an incredible sense of freedom not responding to the emo-trap arguments and finding different interpretations and opinions of statistics that make just as much sense as the next.

There is an incredible sense of freedom when the realization that comes with aging coalesces.

There is an incredible sense of freedom saving your emotional energy for those in your immediate sphere - where its' result is most evident.

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Spinmeister said...

Like most Democrats, I have a more highly developed sense of Social Justice than does "Anonymous" and other disciple of Ayn Rand's social and economic philosophy. In evaluating Trump, "Anonymous" chooses to overlook his destructive environmental agenda, the sort of nepotism we are more accustomed to seeing in third world dictatorships than in the White House, the blatant conflicts of interest, the personal profiteering by both Trump and his spawn, as well the blatant racism and xenophobia most recently evident in his hate-filled rant in Harrisburg on Saturday night He is not fulfilling his campaign p[promises either -- remember when China was a currency manipulator? Remember that "big beautiful wall?" It'll never be built. Remember that horrible NAFTA trade agreement costing so many American jobs? Turns out Trump's OK with it now, thanks presumably to the intervention of some adults who are apparently able to get into his otherwise tin ear. And his tax plan is something written on the back of a napkin. Unless you are very rich (or in poverty, there is no way to tell whether it will result in a tax break for you personally. He reduces the number of brackets to 3, but does not specify at which income levels the brackets will be set. Our Donald is quite the performer, but thus far has delivered almost nothing. And when the indictments start to fall, it's going to get even tougher.


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