The Donald’s just solving problems

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We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”
~ Albert Einstein

You don’t become a multi-billionnaire building buildings if you can’t solve problems. Exactly how The Donald approaches problems, I don’t know. I do know he looks at them differently than politicians do. Thomas Sowell explains:

“No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2. Whatever is No. 3 is far behind”.   

Today, for example, he is hosting leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel to sign accords that would establish normal diplomatic relations between the countries. 

How many other presidents did that?

This week Trump also signed four executive orders aimed at lowering the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States.

How many other preidents did that?

“The Democratic convention, you’re going to see a lot of politicians who have been doing this for a long time, complaining about problems that quite frankly they haven’t solved so you’ll hear a lot of complaints,” Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump, said. “But what you’ll hear about during President Trump’s convention is a lot of the successes that he’s had,” Kushner added. “He’s a results president. He’s a businessman president.”

There you go.

The list of the problems he has solved is astonishing. Give that list a skim.

You won’t know this because of the unrelenting anti-Trump bias in the media. Search for “Trump problem solving” and you’ll get headlines like these:

  • Donald Trump’s Abysmal Problem-Solving Skills
  • Analysis: President Trump creates problems and then rushes in to solve them.
  • Trump Seems To Think TV Can Solve His Coronavirus Failures
  • How do you solve a problem like Donald Trump?

Back in 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump said. “We have a country that’s going to hell, and you know, I know the reasons why. I know how to fix them. A lot of people don’t. And I watch politicians, and you know, very rarely would you find anybody that would know how to fix it.”

~ Kallikrein

“We will stand firm and unwavering.”

trumpI saw only the first part of President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech, but several people have said it is his best.

Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion, writes:

Looking back on the 2020 election, historians will say that last night’s speech was the moment that Donald Trump won reelection. It was a magnificent speech that will, I predict, take an honored place in the library of great American political addresses.

So I read it, and it is very good. Follow the link, and see for yourself. Watch it here. Why not share it with your children and discuss it? (Side note: When I search Google-owned YouTube for the speech the first thing that came up was a video of CNN’s Briant Stelter with this title: “Stelter: Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech won’t make sense to most people.” Kinda proves Trump’s point.)

Here’s a passage of President Trump’s speech that stood out for me:

We are the country of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Frederick Douglass. We are the land of Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. (Applause.) We are the nation that gave rise to the Wright Brothers, the Tuskegee Airmen — (applause) — Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton — General George Patton — the great Louie Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley, and Mohammad Ali. (Applause.) And only America could have produced them all. (Applause.) No other place.

We are the culture that put up the Hoover Dam, laid down the highways, and sculpted the skyline of Manhattan. We are the people who dreamed a spectacular dream — it was called: Las Vegas, in the Nevada desert; who built up Miami from the Florida marsh; and who carved our heroes into the face of Mount Rushmore. (Applause.)

Americans harnessed electricity, split the atom, and gave the world the telephone and the Internet. We settled the Wild West, won two World Wars, landed American astronauts on the Moon — and one day very soon, we will plant our flag on Mars.

We gave the world the poetry of Walt Whitman, the stories of Mark Twain, the songs of Irving Berlin, the voice of Ella Fitzgerald, the style of Frank Sinatra — (applause) — the comedy of Bob Hope, the power of the Saturn V rocket, the toughness of the Ford F-150 — (applause) — and the awesome might of the American aircraft carriers.

Quite a story.

~ Aphelion

Why they hate The Don so much

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They detest him because he is an alpha male. People are always a bit afraid of an alpha male, since that’s how alpha males get and retain power. And, in the current zeitgeist, beta males are ascendant.

Look at The Donald strolling through Washington to a church for a photo op. Everyone missed the point of that: The Alpha Male was showing us he is not afraid to walk the streets that had recently seen riots.

And then we had The Donald telling governors that, “Most of you are weak, If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you. You’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”

That’s the sound of an alpha male.

Meantime, here’s the sound of beta males who got elected to positions of power which they don’t know how to use and wouldn’t if they did know.

The mayor of Minneapolis, the town where the riots started, is Jacob Frey, who lamely intoned: “If you’re feeling that sadness and that anger, it’s not only understandable, it’s right.” Here he is in action:

Frey, who pleaded for calm, also approved the decision to abandon the city’s 3rd Precinct station on Thursday night, surrendering it to protesters who set fire to the building.

He pleaded for calm. Meanwhile in Washington the Alpha Male commented:

Trump said he couldn’t “stand back & watch this happen to a great American City. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right.”

Jacob took offense. “Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis. We are strong as hell.”

Sure you are, Jacob.

~ Sayo Naraba

Woodward and Berstein: Call your office

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“He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” President Trump tweeted over the weekend. This was in response to the revelation that Barack Obama knew about the effort by his administration to get General Michael Flynn.

Trump made the remark in retweeting this Michael Nöthem tweet:

Barack Hussain Obama is the first Ex-President to ever speak against his successor, which was long tradition of decorum and decency. Should anyone really be surprised?

Barack was no ordinary president. He was a radical , Third World revolutionary. His intent was not to preside over the government and lead the country but to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

That means anything goes: decorum and decency are laughbable concepts. He used the IRS to attack is opponents and the FBI to spy on unfaborable journalists. His followers have lost perspective and even sanity.

Here’s an example. Joshua A. Geltzer, executive director and visiting professor of law at Georgetown Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, previously was senior director for counterterrorism and deputy legal adviser at the National Security Council, wrote this for CNN:

Regardless of who runs in 2020, if Trump loses, will he leave the Oval Office peacefully? In light of these overreaching assertions of his own authority, it’s at least plausible that Trump might attempt to cling to power in ways previously unimaginable by an American president. Our civilian and uniformed Defense Department leaders have a role to play. … imagine … Trump refusing to leave office. In those circumstances, the military would no longer owe its loyalty to Donald Trump as of noon on January 20, 2021. And it’s worth asking the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,to affirm that they understand that and would act consistently with it.

Madness. Especially in light of what is factual: Obama physically left the White House but wages war on its new occupant. Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has more.

~ Adonic

About the drug nobody can pronounce or spell

trumpRemember how Donald Trump was vilified for suggesting the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine might work for the Kung Flu?

Well, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons reports that of the 2,333 treated with HCQ 2,137 or 91.6 percent improved clinically.

Moreover, one of five physicians in front-line treatment roles has prescribed hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, according to a new survey.

For example, hydroxychloroquine is currently first-line for people hospitalized with polymerase chain reaction–confirmed COVID-19 in the Yale New Haven Health System, which operates hospitals across Connecticut, many of them hard hit by the pandemic.

And at a nursing home in Texas, where 56 residents and 33 staff members were COVID-19 positive, hydroxychloroquine a Zpac and zinc were given as soon as a resident first started showing symptoms. Only one of the patients has died. Everyone who got on treatment who started on treatment is actually doing really well, a doctor says.

And yet the anti-Trumpers went nuts when he touted the drug.

Even as its hometown devolved into COVID-19’s epicenter, the so-called “Paper of Record” slammed Trump. Based on “minimal evidence,” the Old Gray Lady sniffed, Trump’s enthusiasm for this possible treatment “defies science.” One of this “news” outlet’s headlines crowed as conclusively as if it reported that the sun rose in the east: “No, These Medicines Cannot Cure Coronavirus.”

The Washington Post published an op-ed co-authored by Zeke Emanuel, Obamacare’s snotty, snarling chief architect. Headline: “Trump’s not a doctor. He’s only playing one on TV.” The Beltway’s bible also hurled this rotten tomato at the president: “Trump is giving people false hope of coronavirus cures. It’s all snake oil.”

“Trump peddles unsubstantiated hope in dark times,” CNN scolded. Even worse, the lightly viewed channel’s John Berman lied by claiming that an Arizona man died from consuming an aquarium cleaner after Trump endorsed “that drug.”

Trump-hating Democratic governors joined the onslaught. Nevada’s Steve Sisolak banned these drugs as COVID-19 treatments. Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer saw and raised Sisolak’s bet: The woman who officially rebutted Trump’s latest State of the Union threatened inquests and “administrative action” against doctors who prescribed and pharmacists who dispensed these remedies. Alas, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.) has ordered that doctors cannot prescribe HCQ against COVID-19 and dispense it via pharmacies.

How many people died because they lied?

~ Faute de Mieux

The anti-Trumpers are toying with our health

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Be afraid, be very afraid. That’s the word from one Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease control.

“Ultimately, we expect we will see coronavirus spread in this country. It’s not so much a question of if, but a question of when.

“I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe, but these are things people need to start thinking about now.”

No wonder the stock market is tanking.

She made this pronouncement while President Trump was out of the country.

Guess what? Nancy is the sister of … Rod Rosenstein, the DOJ offcial involved in the coup against President Trump. Credit The Gateway Pundit with breaking this story.

In July 2018 Rosenstein announced the indictments of 12 Russians right before the President was departing on a trip to meet Russian President Putin. Rosenstein’s Deep State friends regularly schedule hateful events when the President is overseas.

If there’s any doubt that Nancy’s words were anything other than a political hatchet job, look no further than the media.

“You might not want to rely on Trump for information about the risk of coronavirus” ~ The Washington Post

“Even Republicans Are Worried the Trump Administration Isn’t Ready for a Coronavirus Outbreak” ~ Rolling Stone

“Both GOP and Democratic lawmakers slam Trump admin as unprepared for coronavirus” ~ ABC

And, of course ….

“Romney: Trump administration unprepared for coronavirus outbreak” ~ The Hill

Mitten’s only purpose in this world is to let us know when things are political. Otherwise, he’s just a fool.

~ Fanfaronade

Three things The Donald has done for you

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Here are three things the media won’t tell you. Notice how The Donald is focused on the things that affect how you live.

Team Trump just called a halt to the Obama-era war on American suburbs

Many folks don’t even know about one of his best accomplishments: blocking the federal government’s power grab for control of America’s suburbs. During the Obama administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to install Washington bureaucrats as the decision makers for how communities across all 50 states should grow. Using an obscure rule,  HUD sought to remake America’s cities, towns and villages by forcing any community that was getting federal funds to meet racial quotas.

Trump’s order limits Washington ‘dictates’ on K-12 schools

Among the many campaign promises President Donald Trump has followed through on in 2019 is returning control of schools to the state and local level. Trump signed an executive order — the “Education Federalism Executive Order” — which called for a review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government,

Trump Admin to End War on Incandescent Light Bulbs

The Trump administration has finalized a decision to roll back a 2007 rule calling for energy-efficient light bulbs, a move that states including New York and California are challenging in the courts. “The American people will continue to have a choice on how they light their homes,” said Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Why The Donald will win the election

Question for you. What irritates you more: Donald Trump calling the leader of Ukraine or that new toilet of yours that doesn’t remove the waste or the odor?

Me, too.

At his rally in Milwaukee the other night, President Trump addressed the federal regulations that irritate Americans everyday. Watch:

I found an article about this in Business Insider by a young reporter named Sinéad Baker, who is based in London. She is a perfect example of how the press, and The Left, have no clue about Trump supporters.

Her piece is a sarcastic comment on Trump’s “rambling rant.” I ask you to supply your own opinion of his remarks.

He said to cheers from the crowd: “I’m also approving new dishwashers that give you more water so you can actually wash and rinse your dishes without having to do it 10 times — four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10.

“Anybody have a new dishwasher? I’m sorry for that. I’m sorry for that. It’s worthless. They give you so little water. You ever see it? Air comes out. So little water.”

He claimed that people were forced to take plates out and wash them “the old-fashioned way.”

Then he turned to toilets and lightbulbs.

Trump also expressed frustration with “the new lightbulb,” saying it “costs you five times as much, and it makes you look orange. “Trump has previously attacked lightbulbs designed to be more efficient. He rolled back Obama-era standards on energy-saving lightbulbs in December, stopping a phasing out of older incandescent bulbs.

I don’t know about you, but when they banned incandescents I started stockpiling them. I know other people who did as well.

Watch the whole thing, starting at the 58-minute mark, here. Entertainment at its finest.

~ Certes

The Donald just won with a flush

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We renovated our bathrooms a few years ago, and of course we installed new toilets. They don’t work. They don’t remove the waste or the smell. I ended up buying an expensive plunger, lots of air freshener, and toilet bowl cleaning agents, and we’re had to have the plumber to a lot of investigating.

These toilets are designed to save the planet by reducing the amount of water used to flush from four to 1.6 gallons. That’s not enough. So we flush two or three times, thereby not saving any water at all.

Last week The Donald said the EPA will be reviewing this rule from the 90s mandating low-flow toilets. And showers and faucets that restrict the flow of water.

“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once. They end up using more water,we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms. We’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms. You turn on the faucet and you don’t get any water.”

He was widely criticized by the people who are have been busy accusing him of treason and trying to impeach him.

Americans don’t care about impeachment. But everyday they have to use a toilet and wash clothes and wash dishes and take a shower. And they know what’s not coming out of their plumbing.

The Donald is should have his own bowl game, the winner of which will take home the Trump Trophy. So much winning.

~ via Corbie Messenger