See for yourself – the full video and text are appended below. I could not possibly encourage you more to watch and read it attentively. But first, consider the context.
His audience was not simply Saudi royals starting with King Salman, but the leaders of every Moslem-majority country in the world, 54 in all. And in this place to this audience, he was the absolute antithesis of an apologetic appeaser like Obama.
Trump spoke to them politely and graciously, with every diplomatic courtesy and nicety that protocol calls for. But he spoke to them as a man, stand up and straight from the shoulder, not some metrosexual favor-currying pansy like Zero.
He spoke to them as The President of the United States and proud of it – but without a hint of bullying or threat. He spoke to them with complete respect for himself and his country – and with respect for them as well without any hint of gratuitous condescension.
This is a speech of pure presidential genius that only Ronald Reagan could have matched. And yet, although it was delivered in a Moslem country to an audience of Moslem leaders, I took it personally – that Trump’s speech had a message for me as an American, a message for all those who love America.
Vilnius, Lithuania. It is hard to succeed if everyone is leaving. Some of the former communist countries are suffering from a population death spiral, with double-digit population declines over the last 25 years, as can be seen in the chart.
The problem is not only that people are leaving these countries, but all too often it is the most productive who are leaving -- i.e., young adults. Those who are the least mobile -- the unskilled, those with physical or mental disabilities and the elderly -- i.e., the dependent class are staying.
Latvia has lost almost a third of its population since it regained its independence in 1992. This would be equivalent to the United States losing approximately 100 million people. Other former communist countries have also lost major portions of their populations. The population loss is not only a result of emigration, but also very low birth rates (well below replacement).
As noted, as taxes on employment are raised, it both discourages work and drives people to places where the real after-tax wage is higher. But the real job-killer is not income taxes, it’s….
It brings to mind the old question of whether a witch doctor actually believes in the delusions he’s dispensing to his primitive devotees, or is he aware of his being a voodoo con man?
If the former, then the witch doctors at TIME, the Slimes, WaPo, ABC-CBS-CNN-NBC-AP are becoming literally and clinically deranged with psychotic hate for the President of the United States.
If the latter, then they should be regarded with disgust as AINOs – Americans In Name Only – who either just don’t care about the incalculable damage their delusions will cause to their country, or maliciously want to cause the damage.
Whichever of these options is the case, you and I and all patriots have only one option. Although Jack Kelly this morning (5/19) and I yesterday (5/18) stated it, that option was made most brilliantly clear by Newt Gingrich last evening…
It’s a full HFR this week, with in-depth analysis of what’s really going on, a quartet of fun good news, and a HFR Hero of the Week that may be a real surprise the recipient. Buckle your seat belts, we’re off…
From the day of his electoral victory over Hillary Clinton last November, the FNM has waged flat-out relentless war upon him. Since last week, their war has escalated into flat-out mental derangement.
On Sunday (5/14), Carl Bernstein declared it was “appropriate” to question Trump’s mental stability and fitness for being president.
No, Carl, what’s appropriate is for Americans to question the media’s mental stability and fitness for being journalists.
Let’s cut to the chase. The bloodlust derangement of the Fake News Media and their traitorous Deep State sources is going to get worse until it is stopped with a sledgehammer.
The only way Trump can win the Fake News War waged against him is to go on the offense. That should include:
The New York Times recycled from March Wednesday (5/17) a false story intended to inflame Trump/Russia hysteria.
“Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to the White House,” the headline said.
“In a letter dated Nov. 30, the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn that it was scrutinizing his lobbying work,” the Times said.
Flynn was appointed National Security Adviser Nov. 17. How, might one ask, does Nov. 30 come before Nov. 17?
To see how low the “mainstream” media have sunk, let’s unpack the New York Times story from the day before (5/16) that may have led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.
“President Trump asked (FBI Director James Comey) to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser… according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting,” wrote reporter Michael Schmidt.
Schmidt never saw the memo. As you can see in the video clip above, MSNBC’s Brian Williams asks Schmidt, “Why is it that the (New York) Times has the story but not the memo?” Schmidt’s answer: "Someone that had seen them recounted details to me..."
Yep, the motto of the illustrious New York Times is now “All the news that’s fit to fake.” So here’s a suggestion of what to do about it.
Here’s an example from the 1950s: Screenwriter A is a Communist. Screenwriter B is a friend of Screenwriter A. Therefore, Screenwriter B is a Communist too.
There were Communists in the State Department, Sen. Joseph McCarthy charged, changing the number from speech to speech. He offered no evidence to support his innuendo.
The great irony, of course, is that in McCarthy’s day, the State Department was riddled with traitors – just like today. Yet McCarthy was destroyed politically for his evidence-free accusations.
McCarthyites were thus laughed at for seeing Commies under their beds. Democrats are modern-day McCarthyites who see Russians under their’s. The great irony here is that while, however incompetently, McCarthyites of the 50s were trying to expose treason, Democrat McCarthyites of today are committing it..
According to press reports, National Security Advisor to President Trump, H. R. McMaster, has appointed USAF Col. Kris A. Bauman to be the Israel Advisor to the National Security Council.
Why would Lt. Gen. McMaster appoint someone with a long history of support and sympathy for the terrorists of Hamas to advise him on Israel?
When he worked for Obama (2013-2014), he was well-known for believing that the “Israel Lobby” is a threat, that Israel should be pressured into making concessions to Islamic terrorists, and writing that “the Obama Administration must find creative (but legal) ways to include Hamas in a solution.”
Kris Bauman replaces Yael Lempert, one of the Obama holdovers that conservatives had fought to pry out of the swamp. Lempert was known as "Obama’s point person in the White House orchestrating his war against Israel.”
It’s like Yael Lempert never left. Once McMaster took over as National Security Adviser, the swamp was back.
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.
You may have the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any New York Times story, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today.
You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades — nay centuries — of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance. Even after 30 years of huge subsidies, wind power provides only slightly more than zero energy to the world.
Even put together, wind and photovoltaic solar are supplying less than 1 per cent of global energy demand. Here are the facts and data – and they are just the start of what a complete Greenie Scam wind power is.
China’s authorities are increasingly worried by stress in the country’s financial system and the sudden slowdown in economic growth, fearing that it may now be too dangerous to press ahead with their draconian crack-down on shadow banking.
The People’s Bank (PBOC) began signaling late last week that it would soften its assault on the credit markets, shifting instead to pro-growth policies and efforts to prevent a liquidity shock before the Communist Party’s 19th Congress in November.
Then on Sunday (5/15), Premier Li Keqiang told the International Monetary Fund that regulatory overkill would be a mistake at this delicate juncture. The state media says “financial stability” is now deemed a greater priority than efforts to control debt.
“They are spooked. They know that shadow banking is running amok but they are not really willing to follow through and take the leverage out of the system,” says George Magnus from the China Centre at Oxford University. “This is their Achilles Heel. It is very similar to what happened in the West in 2005 to 2006.”
Despite the attempts to unify Europe into an economic and partial political whole over the past 70 years, the grand experiment is unraveling, and it increasingly looks like the Humpty Dumpty we call Europe cannot be put back together again.
Parts of Europe are enjoying unparalleled freedom and prosperity, but other parts are sinking both economically and politically. What explains the growing divergence?
The table above is a partial snapshot of the divergence problem. The different outcomes can be almost fully explained by corruption or the absence thereof, and the degree of economic freedom.
Here is a modest solution for how poor countries can improve themselves – put up their sovereignty as collateral to countries run better.