Tag Archives: Donald Trump

So Trump called Mapp, “President.” So fucking what. #USVI

I will take the contrarian view on Mr Trump’s reference to the chief executive officer of the USVI as “president.” So fucking what. Since the United States and its European precedents created the West Indies, Mr Trump, as chief executive … Continue reading

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.@realDonaldTrump and dead dinosaurs

Watching a joint press conference between the American president and the Emir of Kuwait. The Kuwaitis, Saudis, and other Middle East actors have the U.S. by the balls simply because a few Bedouins pitched their tents and had freaky sex … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, China, and bond markets

Bill Clinton once observed that the key to re-election was to keep the bond markets happy. China is betting on the bond markets as well. Lighting up the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea subsequent to a U.S. “preemptive … Continue reading

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What are Democrats doing to increase political market share?

The past six months of negative press for President Trump should provide Democrats with an opportunity to reduce Mr Trump’s electoral base, but if that opportunity exists, I don’t see Democrats taking advantage of it, not just yet anyway. A … Continue reading

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The Trump Administration takes government back to the basics on energy.

Sitting back and nibbling on the popcorn and tea while researching an op-ed, I am noticing first hand how ass-backwards the current American presidential administration is. The Administration is so far behind that some of its cabinet’s websites are still … Continue reading

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A brief note on Comey’s written testimony

Mr Trump, based on Mr Comey’s written testimony, should have followed the Tom Clancy “Clear and Present Danger” rule. He should have ordered a no holds bar investigation of himself. A risky move, yes, but given the chance of burying … Continue reading

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Trump’s 15% tax ain’t happening

Dear Trump-Pets. As a self-employed consultant, I support a 15% marginal tax on pass-throughs. Is it going to happen? No. Paul Ryan and Company won’t allow it and Nancy Pelosi and her minions will message negatively on the idea, calling … Continue reading

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Non-moralizing on Syria is refreshing

A piece in The New York Times today highlighted President Trump’s distaste for moralizing as preamble to foreign policy action. I find it very refreshing to see an American president not get on a self-righteous soapbox and preach morals to the … Continue reading

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Obamacare vs. Trumpcare: As far as the markets are concerned, a difference that makes no difference is no difference

Whether Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare or not, the following scenario for insurance companies is probable. First, if Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare, insurance company stock values will take a hit in the very short run. As the sector adjusts … Continue reading

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#Broadband infrastructure: So far I don’t see Congressional Republicans riding to Trump’s rescue

The markets took a beating yesterday; a one percent correction that even saw broadband stocks like Comcast (-1.09%), T-Mobile (-1.01%), and Sprint (-1.74%) take a hit. Ironically, while Verizon and AT&T were down also, (-.42% and -.75%, respectively), their decreases … Continue reading

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