Put on the local news this morning and they were going on about how Russia is trying to interfere in the election again. I just laughed. First thought was "Now we're back to this bullshit?" The Russia thing has jumped the shark. Democrats need some new material.
It appears that the Democratic nomination is Bernie Sanders to lose. Do you honestly believe his policies would make the country stronger? Most on this side of the world will answer no.
And my weekend will be great, in no small part to the prosperity this country is currently experiencing. Enjoy your weekend as well!
TRUMP WINS AGAIN!
Trump defeats Senator Bernie Sanders 50 - 43%
Trump is ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden 49 - 42%
Trump tops former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg 49 - 41%
Trump leads Senator Elizabeth Warren 51 - 41%
Trump beats former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg 49 - 41%
Trump tops Senator Amy Klobuchar 50 - 39%
THE RACE IS OVER!
4 MORE YEARS!
4 MORE YEARS!
4 MORE YEARS!
Winning. We told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you, we told you it's not smart having open borders.
The Economist Admits – Wages are up because immigration is down…
Remember the arguments from liberals about how massive immigration, both legal and illegal, was good for the country? Well, a certain publication is now questioning that proposition specifically on the grounds that it appears that the curtailment of immigration during the Trump administration seems to have the effect of raising blue collar wages.
The most surprising thing about this assertion is that the source is one which you would associate with being friendly towards Trump. It was The Economist, which was so hostile toward President Trump that shortly after his inauguration, it featured a cover illustration of Trump tossing a Molotov cocktail.
Now The Economist is stating in its February 13 edition, "Immigration to America is down. Wages are up." This was followed by a question in the subtitle, "Are the two related?"
The body of the article makes a pretty good case that the two are indeed related:
And now some details on the wage increases.In both 2018 and 2019 nominal wages rose by more than 3%, the fastest growth since before the recession a decade ago. Americans at the bottom of the labour market are doing especially well. In the past year the wages of those without a high-school diploma have risen by nearly 10%. Intriguingly, this has come as America has turned considerably less friendly to immigrants, who are assumed by many to steal jobs from natives and lower the wages of less-educated folk. The two phenomena may be connected—but only for a while.
For the first time in half a century America’s immigrant population appears to be in sustained decline, both in absolute terms and as a share of the total. Net migration to America (ie, the difference between people arriving and people leaving the country) fell to 595,000 in 2019, the lowest in over a decade. This is a profound shift in a country which has often prided itself on its openness to outsiders.
It is too much to expect The Economist to give credit for the wage boost to Trump but at least there is an acknowledgement that his immigration enforcement policies appear to be working.Gordon Hanson of Harvard University suggests that if the impact of reduced low-skill migration is showing up anywhere, it will be in three particular occupations: housekeepers, building-and-grounds maintenance workers, and drywall installers. These occupations rely heavily on immigrant labour and the services they provide cannot be traded internationally. Average wages in those occupations are rising considerably faster than wages in other low-paid jobs, according to calculations by The Economist.
Intriguing evidence also shows up geographically. According to research by William Frey of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, five big metro areas saw absolute declines in their foreign-born populations in 2010-18. Wages in those areas are now rising by 5% a year, according to our calculations. Cleveland, which is in one such area, has pockets of severe poverty but seems to be doing better than before. Many of the city centre’s astonishingly grand buildings are being converted into luxury lofts for millennials.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP 2020 CAMPAIGN BUYS PRIME YOUTUBE AD SPACE FOR ELECTION DAY
Masthead ads—placed at the top of the front page—will be shown to the platform's billions of users in the days leading up to the November 3 vote
Financial details of the deal remain unknown, but the publication said the ads are expected to run nationwide.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, has more than two billion users and claims to reach more U.S. citizens in the 18-35 demographic than any TV network.
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US and Taliban to sign deal paving way for troop pullout and peace talks
The US and Taliban are due to sign an agreement on 29 February that will lead to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops and the start of comprehensive peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgents.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced that the agreement would be signed once there has been a week-long “nationwide reduction in violence”, to start at midnight on Friday, according to an understanding reached by US and Taliban negotiators meeting in Doha.
“Upon a successful implementation of this understanding, signing of the US-Taliban agreement is expected to move forward. We are preparing for the signing to take place on 29 February,” Pompeo said.
“Intra-Afghan negotiations will start soon thereafter, and will build on this fundamental step to deliver a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire and the future political roadmap for Afghanistan.”
You are the epitome of "Everyone Gets a Medal." You don't know how to lose. Just like your idol, Hillary. Ya'll demanded Trump accept the 2016 election results no matter how they turned out. Yet in never-ending hysterical double standard Libtard fashion, ya'll can't accept the results. You don't know how to lose. You've pointed fingers, called names, leveled accusations and been downright wrong at EVERY turn.
You personally haven't made one accurate prediction since before the 2016 election. Not a single one. You've called vermin of the country American Patriots, because you HOPED they would bring down this President. You literally support a soft coup - any approach, illegal or unethical - that will remove Trump - because you don't know how to lose. You can't be upstanding like we were for 8 years. Nope. You, like the rest of your party, have to be spoiled bitches while the rest of the country suffers you, your emotions, your reactions, and your inability to govern because the lot of you have your panties in a knot.
Your party isn't governing. They are not representing their constituents. They have spent quite near 4 years plotting a Presidential overthrow and bitching, like you have, about this President.
Grow up. Be an American. Accept the loss like a man. Stop acting like a petulant, snively little child.
Don't worry. Tibs is beginning to realize what we've known for a while. The democrats are a dumpster fire. They have ZERO chance at winning. And now he will take one of his "hiatuses" from the message board because of how bad things are going for his side of the aisle.
There will be another couple of manufactured controversies between now the November and Tibs will come back claiming each will be the "downfall of Trump" or a sign his party ins't as fucked up as it really is. There will be some poll or some "expert" Tibs will quote. Maybe a meme that will make him feel better about himself (by putting down others).
But the fact is we're going to have Trump until January 20, 2025 and there's nothing the democrats and his whining can do to stop it.
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Can you imagine the comments from our left-of-center brethren if the Bammy economy - land of part-time jobs, falling median income, lowered labor participation, endemically high minority unemployment, falling housing starts, falling housing value, living-with-mommy millenials, middling GDP growth, gloom, despair and misery oh my - was remotely as good as the Trump economy? Seriously, they probably would be unable to respond due to the amount of Bammy-inspired splooge on the keyboard.
May, 2017: https://newrepublic.com/minutes/1427...arting-lose-it
July 21, 2017: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/...icle-1.3345532
March 13, 2018: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-wa...ng-in-on-trump
May 5, 2018: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...ay-s-Good-News
August 31, 2018: https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...ng-in-on-trump
December 19, 2018: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/19/opini...tis/index.html
October 2, 2019: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...-trumps-staff/
November 20, 2019: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11...-donald-trump/ (Clapper says so, and we know he doesn't lie)
January 4, 2020: https://politicalwire.com/2020/01/04...g-in-on-trump/ (Sleepy Joe awake long enough to know this)
Three years of closing in and still not there?? Wow, those walls must have started out quite a bit of distance from the Donald.
BERNIE OR BUST!
BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN OFFICE VANDALIZED
Oh wait....I forgot
RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!
We want Bernie!
We want Bernie!
We want Bernie!
BERNIE OR BUST!!!!