Planned parenthood, arbortion et al

Rarely little more than a bunch of privileged white guys hectoring the President of Planned Parenthood. I watched some of it live, and read a number of reports afterwards, it seems to have achieved nothing, and garnered no new information.

This weeks Congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood was pretty sloppy. Rarely little more than a bunch of privileged old white guys hectoring the President of Planned Parenthood. I watched some of it live, and read a number of reports afterwards, it seems to have achieved nothing, and garnered no new information.

I just saw this clip from Late Night with Seth Myers has the best summary.

Christie and Fingerprints

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a good start by Trevor Noah, he does need to slow down a bit on responses, he had a great point on tracking people leaving the country and let it slip.

If the Government does use airline passenger data to track who is leaving the country, and when; then it would be useful to know. If they don’t, making non-USA Citizens provide bio-metric data is a waste of time and money since for the most part the government doesn’t even know they are in the country, let alone where… It would only be useful when the person was arrested for a crime… at which point its pretty easy to figure out anyway.

At least for my part, I had to undergo a medical, finger printing etc. as part of my green card processing, and I think for the Global Entry program, so again, either Chris Christie doesn’t know what he is talking about, or he is just bloviating.

“Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. ” < Cardinal Fang, Monty Pythons Flying Circus.

You’ve been Trumped

and later in 2010 was one of the backers of of Anthony Baxters “You’ve been Trumped” about the Trump organizations development of the “World’s Greatest golf course”. The film shows exactly the same behavior by Trump, grandiose claims, with little supporting detail.

I’ve still not seen a good breakdown on Trumps claim or ability to beat the Chinese.

Although today we’ve seen Trumps’ tax plan, an attempt to burn the candle at both ends by appealing to the rich and the very poor, totally torn apart as poorly thought through and likely to cost the country trillions in debt. See the Huffington post here and the NPR report here. The NPR article is worth reading because it has highlighted the get-out excuses Trump will use when confronted with the debt. He just won’t provide details until it’s either too late, or will use them later as an excuse.

The problem with debt is that it has to be paid for somehow, and that is likely through things like tax hikes down the road, cutbacks, usually as soon as the debt starts to balloon; and all those things will likely lead to rapid inflation, which is an opportunity if you are rich and have money in the bank, but if you are poor or middle class it starts by hitting your mortgage rate, your credit card rate and then hits your job as companies cut back.

You've_Been_Trumped_poster[1]I’ve had a inbuilt distrust of Trump since back in 2008, and later in 2010 was one of the backers of of Anthony Baxters “You’ve been Trumped” about the Trump organizations development of the “World’s Greatest golf course”. The film shows exactly the same behavior by Trump, grandiose claims, with little supporting detail.

The interesting thing is that while his golf course got built, Trump lost against a number of truly individual people, and the Scottish Government. At which point he declared he was done with it, and moved on. The golf course is reported earlier this year(2015) to have lost $5-million in two years, and despite claiming to create hundreds of jobs, had only 66-people working at the course.

If Trump can’t buy out a man who “lives like a pig”, and can’t beat the Scottish Government, it is really hard to imagine he can buy-out an beat the Chinese. Watch the film trailer below to get a sense of the hubris and self aggrandizement of the man. For $2.99 watching the full film on vimeo is well worth the time and money.

YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED THEATRICAL TRAILER from Montrose Pictures on Vimeo.

You’ve Been Trumped from Cinedigm on Vimeo.

Trump vs China redux

I’m still waiting for any decent journalist to take on Trump on his China claims, no one asks for evidence of when Trump beat China; no one asks Trump how he’d solve these problems; how he’d get 3rd party countries to renege on their futures contracts that China already owns for 10-years and more.

Still, there’s this.