Thursday, December 8, 2016

Why is communist indoctrination required to go work at a corporation?

PGA Weblog ^ 

It has long ceased to be a secret that college campuses at all levels, from the highest ivy league centers down to community colleges, are centers of far far left wing indoctrination.

Why then is it that corporations keep requiring 4 year and above degrees - many times for jobs that clearly don't need such a thing? Most of the time, if you don't have that bachelor degree, you aren't even getting in the door. Don't bother. Don't send an email, don't call, do not show up at the office. Just don't.

Ok, Mr. Corporate toady boss. Let's examine your contradiction, your hypocrisy. How does it benefit you personally for me to be indoctrinated by a communist professor? How does this company benefit if every one of its new recruits hates the company? Are these idiot managers really that stupid, that they can't see all these protests, all these young indoctrinated students out there holding up signs about how the American Corporation is the root of all evil.

Meanwhile these managers watch these protests and they're picking out candidates for future employment. "That third guy on the right, holding up the red flag with the yellow emblem, calling big oil and big pharma the problem, find out who he is Frank. He'll make one heck of a regional manager!" Ok, that was a little sarcasm on my side, but seriously. Enough is enough. It's time for people to get real about what is really going on on university campuses these days, and cut the crap.

Who exactly came up with this suicidal policy structure anyways? I don't want to be an expert in communism to come work for your company!

To the reader of my post, go ahead. Right now. Go searching for a job, even if you don't need one, you'll see what I mean. Go to, or go to, or, or In job posting after job posting after job posting, you aren't getting a job until you have that 4 year degreecommunist indoctrination. Minimum. 6 years indoctrination preferred.

Send out all the resumes you want. They don't want to hear from you until you're redder than a tomato.

Newspaper Refuses to Print ‘Not a Murderer’ in Veteran’s Obituary (Vietnam Vet)

KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2016 | K. QUERRY 

The family of a Vietnam veteran says they are upset after they feel their loved one is being disrespected.
The Vietnam War was controversial, and a lot of the soldiers were met with disgust when they returned to American soil.
David Ryan was one of those veterans.
Ryan’s daughter says when he returned back to the United States, a man called him a murderer and a ‘baby killer.’
Those words stuck with her father for the rest of his life.
In his obituary, Ryan wanted to clear the air and put to rest those hurtful words from decades ago.
However, family members say the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette refused to publish Ryan’s obituary as it was written.
Heather Vargo, Ryan’s daughter, told WTAE that the paper refused to print a line that read “not a murderer, not a baby killer, just a Vietnam Vet.”
She says they still have not received an explanation and are upset that one of his last wishes is being left out of the post.
Even though they paid $400 to the newspaper, the family decided to have the obituary published into another paper to make sure it was exactly what he wanted.

The collapse of the political left! ^ | Michael Barone 

Things look different now, and not just because Donald Trump was elected president. It has been clear that most voters have been rejecting big government policies, and not just in the United States but in most democratic nations around the world.
Leftist politicians supposed that ordinary voters with modest incomes facing hard times would believe that regulation and redistribution would help them. Evidently most don't.
The rejection was apparent in the 2010 and subsequent House elections; Republicans have now won House majorities in ten of the last 12 elections, leaving 2006 and 2008 as temporary aberrations. You didn't hear Hillary Clinton campaign on the glories of Obamacare or the Iran nuclear deal, and her attack on "Trumped-up, trickle-down economics" didn't strike any chords in the modest-income Midwest.
Republican success has been even greater in governor and state legislature elections, to the point that Democrats hold governorships and legislative control only in California, Hawaii, Delaware and Rhode Island. After eight years of the Obama presidency, Democrats hold fewer elective offices than at any time since the 1920s.
Things look similar abroad. Britain's Conservatives, returned to government in 2010, are in a commanding position over a left-lurching Labour party. France's Socialist president, with single-digit approval, declined to run for a second term. European social democratic parties have been hemorrhaging votes, and got walloped in Sunday's Italian referendum. In Latin America and Asia, the left is declining or on the defensive.
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What A Stupid Time To Be Alive For Liberals ^ | December 8, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter 

Pity the poor liberals in the aftermath of November’s humiliationathon – as we’ve discussed before, they thought they were headed for the penthouse but they found themselves in the outhouse, and there’s no Charmin left to squeeze. Yet that hasn’t stopped them from stupiding all over the place ever since, as if they accepted a dare to see how completely they can compound their failure.
For example, it’s game on for Joe Biden. He has wandered aimlessly back into the spotlight with vague hints that he might stagger for president in 2020, assuming he can find his way back to D.C. from the Delaware balcony where he will spend his post-vice presidency firing random shotgun blasts to fend off imaginary intruders. Democrats have to be excited about the thought of another ancient person of pallor at the top of the ticket; the hip kids sure love them some Joe. As he likes to say when trying to connect with millennial voters, “How about that rap music, huh? Nothing I dig more than busting a move like the Fresh Prince! It’s wack, homies!”
This is the guy who would have probably been president if he hadn’t been scared off by the unstoppable juggernaut that was Hillary. Luckily, when he slams his head over and over again on the particle board desk in the vice president’s office somewhere in the back of the White House annex next to the Coke machine, he’s not risking injuring a vital organ.
Hillary hasn’t said much about 2020 publicly. Her fans – both of them – tried to get her picked as Time’s Person of the Year, and she lost that to Trump too. This does raise several questions, though, including “What were you thinking?” and “Is Time still a thing?”
Hillary is taking it easy now, her calendar of $250,000 ten-minute speaking gigs having suddenly cleared. When she’s not muttering “But I got the most votes!” she’s drowning her sorrows via tumbler after tumbler of icy Crown Royal. And Bill – who no one has seen since he stood uncomfortably behind her, occasionally checking his watch, during her November 9th failure speech – is drowning his sorrows via tumble after tumble with hot blondes.
California, which is still mad after flunking out of the Electoral College, has decided that it will massively resist what it expects will be the Trump administration’s actual enforcement of our immigration laws. And by “massively resist,” it apparently means that it will pout aggressively. Insurrections are not what they used to be – California’s promised rebellion will likely only involve the deployment of devastating Twitter hashtags, like #WeLoveDisplacingAmericanWorkers, #WelcomeForeignCriminals and #ComeOnInWelfareCheats.
If California forms its own army to resist a tyrannical federal government bent on shamelessly enforcing duly enacted laws, we can assume it will have to draft the gender indeterminate children of Silicon Valley tech nerds, San Francisco chardonnay sippers, and Westside L.A limo libs since everyone else has moved to Texas. This will not exactly be the most effective fighting force the world has ever known, but it will certainly be the whiniest. Gluten-free MREs, anyone? No doubt the proper term of address for a superior officer will be “Dude.”
The latest VA scandal has hundreds of vets exposed to hepatitis and AIDS by a government dentist who thought “Sterilize, shmerilize!” Another vet who survived war could not survive the kind of government health care liberals want to impose on every American; they found maggots in his body, the perfect metaphor for government health care. Apparently, no one above the minion level at the VA has been fired yet; Mr. president-elect, just put John Bolton in as Secretary of State and assign turnaround whiz Mitt Romney to fix this disgraceful abomination. Our currently missing-in-inaction president never cared about our vets; he was always more concerned with preserving the jobs of Dem-voting government slobs no matter how many patriots had to suffer. When finally reached at the 18th hole for comment about why, after eight years, the VA is still less sanitary than Lena Dunham’s bidet, President Obama blamed Fox News, systemic racism, and Donald Trump.
Speaking of Donald Trump, his election has apparently made liberal women not want to mate with liberal men. So now these shrill cat ladies are even less likely to breed any more insufferable Sanders voters – talk about #Winning. Note that conservative women never wanted to mate with liberal men; this was because of good taste, self-respect, and the belief that sex should be enjoyable for women too.
The liberal news media that brought us Dan Rather is pretending to be enraged about “fake news.” What it’s really mad about is the competition. All these uncontrolled, uncurated, and worst of all, unliberal media outlets are cutting into Big Lie’s action.
The fact is that only properly licensed MSM journalists have the education, training, and skills needed to properly produce and promote fake news. I’m not talking small potato stupidity, like pizza parlor pedo rings that involve the Illuminati, the reverse vampires, and the saucer people. I’m talking the big lies that cause riots, get cops killed, and will destroy the economy – the “hands up, don’t shoot” and “the polar bears are melting so everyone except us liberals stop driving SUVs”-level frauds. Come on people – let’s leave the agenda-driven lies to the professionals!
And it’s delightful to watch the MSM collectively freak out every time President-elect Trump decides to ignore them and tweet to the masses ungatekept, leaving the media clowns quivering in fussy impotence. There’s plenty to find troubling about Trump, but every true American loves to see the way he mercilessly torments the newsweasels and journalosers. It’s about time someone humbled them, considering they clearly have so much to be humble about.
Liberals can’t help themselves. In the midst of repudiation, they console themselves with the certain knowledge that they are the best and the brightest, while all the while essentially saying “Hey, hold my maple-infused craft IPA and watch this!”

This sign presently hangs from a dorm at West Point as Army readies to play Navy (You're Fired!!)

 by God luvs America
Sent to me by a friend who's a professor at the USMA

The Difference Between Trump and Obama On Jobs

Resistance Feed ^ | 12-8-2016 | Rhett October 

You’ve likely heard the spin lines and talking points from Obama loyalists claiming Barack Obama’s presidency netted the longest period of job growth in the last xyz years or maybe even “ever.”
It’s a shame that people view things through shaded glasses and bias. In the case of this so-called “continued job growth,” we need to examine the claims and determine what has actually “grown.”
At this point, we have more federal workers than ever before. More than 1.4 million people collecting government salaries according to the congressional budget. That’s a 10 percent jump from the time Obama took office. The government has never employed so many people. Think about that.
So we’ll add this to our evaluation of President Obama’s economic record. Government employees don’t result from a healthy economy. They don’t result from policies that allow businesses to start up and grow. They simply result from a president adding new salaries to the bill paid by the taxpayers – and businesses who employ people are also taxpayers. So we very well can’t say that Obama knew his stuff on the economy or that “Obamanomics” was some great thing that led to job growth based solely on the job numbers (which aren’t impressive anyway and we’ll get to that in a minute).
Many of us remember as children, going to one of our parents and telling them that we wanted some money to buy the latest toy or some other item. Say an eight year old boy asks his mom for money for a new football. His mom says, “Well, I have some chores I guess you could do. Go make your bed, dust off the coffee table, and dry these dishes and I’ll give you the money for a new football.” That’s pretty much the equivalent to more federal jobs being added. Are some of them good and important? Sure, but in many cases it was simply a case of “finding something to be done” so that President Obama could claim job growth.
The jobs haven’t been coming from a healthy economy making it where businesses could expand and, therefore, need to hire in solid or large numbers. It was just the taxpayers having their bill increased even more. And we’ve seen how that has worked. At the time of this writing, the U.S. national debt is at a record level at $19,934,670,800,000. That’s nearly $20 trillion dollars! It’s never been that high before and it has increased more under President Obama than under any president in history. So the new government jobs didn’t even come from a healthy government bank account. They were funded by digging deeper into colossal, disturbing, and astronomical debt.
There was some increase in private sector jobs – a very large number of them being part-time jobs – but there were also losses. One of the things often ignored during this presidency is the job addition versus population addition. Under President Reagan, for example, starting in 1982 the population grew by 12.4 million but the number of jobs grew by 18.4 million.
Under President Obama the population has grown by 20 million but gained by his own claims, 14 million. There is a difference. With population growth, there is more purchasing and more demand for goods and services. That should result in more jobs without the president having to do anything. But, based on population growth, job increases weren’t impressive at all. Based on the way economists used to measure a president’s term in job growth, Obama’s would be a loss of 6 million jobs (20 million population growth but only 14 million jobs is a gap of 6 million jobs).
And to the claim that Obama likes to make of 73 months of job addition, well, consider what has been said above and then consider this: The gains were small which might cause one to say, “Well, at least they were consistent.” Sure, but can anyone even name something that Obama has done to stimulate natural job growth? Again, I’m not talking about something taxpayer funded, I’m talking about something that Obama has done to reduce the government-imposed burden on businesses both large and small so that they could naturally flourish without the artificial hand of the government. The answer is, nothing.
And concerning this, “consistent” argument, what if a basketball player stood right under the goal and made a simple bank shot, one after the other with no defender? Would anyone be impressed? That’s the case of the economy when you have the government adding federal employees to the taxpayers’ bill resulting in a total record number of federal employees and when you have record population growth that increases demand of goods and services. In light of those simple facts, job growth at the numbers under Obama have been the least that could have been done. The economy is not healthy or else we would’ve seen the fed raise interest rates. But Obama hasn’t wanted them to and so they haven’t so that the weak economy wouldn’t completely cave. It’s really that simple.
What Trump has done, before he’s even sat in the commander’s chair in the Oval Office, is to go directly to manufacturing companies and look at the government’s role in the negatives impacting them. His tax policy will lower the corporate/business tax rate from the world’s highest at 35% to 15% which will allow U.S. businesses to be much more competitive internationally, will make the economic environment much more conducive to small business being able to grow to medium and large sized businesses resulting in higher employment numbers, and will encourage new businesses to start up – something that has been at near record lows under Obama. Already we have seen jobs saved and already we’ve seen commitments from foreign corporations to actually come to the United States to do business instead of our corporations going to the economically friendlier waters of our foreign competitors.
With the addition of Trump renegotiating trade deals and refusing to enter ones where the U.S. is disadvantaged, natural, or we could even call it, “organic,” job growth will occur again. It won’t be dependent on government spending or on population growth – it will be because the weights on the shoulders of U.S. entrepreneurialism and enterprise will be reduced and the freedom to prosper will exist in greater amount. And that’s a big deal.

One more example of Trump thinking two steps ahead of the Trump-haters

American Thinker ^ | 8 Dec 2016 | Thomas Lifson 

Remember when Trump supposedly blundered into a diplomatic minefield he had no comprehension of by taking a phone call from the President of Taiwan? The same media that his dismissed his presidential run as comedy were dead certain that disaster lay ahead in a complex and delicate diplomatic relationship.
So committed are Trump haters to the idea that he cannot possibly have outsmarted them that they never bother to consider that a plan may be at work. Average Americans understand that the devastation of our manufacturing sector is in large part the result of that delicate diplomatic balance, and the notion that it might be disrupted sounds as satisfying as watching stuffy rich lady Margaret Dumont receive her comeuppance at the hands of Groucho Marx.
Yesterday, Donald Trump revealed a brilliant choice for Chinese ambassador on Facebook, bypassing the media once again.
President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa, the longest-serving governor in American history, to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to China.
Gov. Branstad's relationship with President Xi Jinping dates back to the mid-1980s, when President Xi was a young county official seeking a closer relationship with Iowa's robust agriculture sector.
“Governor Branstad’s decades of experience in public service and long-time relationship with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders make him the ideal choice to serve as America’s Ambassador to China,” said President-elect Trump. “He successfully developed close trade ties with China while serving as chief executive of the Hawkeye State. That experience will serve him well as he represents America’s interests and further develops a mutually beneficial relationship with Chinese leadership.”
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US Steel CEO: Could Rehire 10,000, Trump Victory Bringing ‘Environment of Positive Optimism’

Breitbart ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2016 | by PAM KEY 

Wednesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” the CEO of U.S. Steel Mario Longhi said after the election of Donald Trump, he has “felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to provide for a better environment,” which he hopes means he can rehire up to 10,000 employees.
Longhi said, “I have not felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to provide for a better environment in quite a while. And this is pretty widespread. Customer suppliers, you know, throughout the communities.”
He added, “I’m more than happy to bring back the employees that we were forced to lay off during the depression … It could be close to 10,000.”
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Goodbye John Kerry, we won't miss you

INN ^ | 12/06/16 20:47 | Attorney Stephen M. Flatow 

John Kerry just couldn’t resist.

Even though his public career is about to end—even though the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” is long dead—even though he has absolutely nothing to gain from it—the 73 year-old Kerry just could not resist unleashing one final blast at Israel.

Kerry’s disingenuous and mean-spirited attack on Israel at the Saban Forum on Sunday served as a powerful reminder of how good it is that he is about to leave office—and how dangerous for Israel it would have been if he had remained as secretary of state. […]
Kerry also rambled off into a long denunciation of “the settlements” for supposedly “blocking peace.” He said how bothered he was that Israel has ignored his “warnings” about settlements. Maybe one of the reasons Israel has ignored those “warnings” is that Israelis are sick and tired of Kerry’s hypocritical lecturing. He never says a word about the massive illegal Palestinian construction in the territories. He acts as if it’s a given that a Jew residing in Judea-Samaria or many parts of Jerusalem is illegal and illegitimate while it’s perfectly fine for Arabs to build anywhere and everywhere they please. …
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Study: Snacking On Nuts Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer!

CBS Boston ^ | December 6, 2016 

If you’re looking for a healthy snack, nuts might be the answer.

A new study from European researchers in the journal BMC Medicine says eating a handful of nuts a day can cut down on several health risks.

Data from more than 800,000 people who ate all kinds of nuts, including hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts, shows they cut their risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 30 percent and cancer by 15 percent.

The risk of premature death was also 22 percent lower for people who ate nuts.

“It’s quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of food,” study co-author Dagfinn Aune said.

Even though some nuts are high in fat they also have lots of fiber and protein, and may reduce a person’s risk of obesity over time.

Trump is mapping out his plan to put ‘America first’

The New York Post ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Goodwin 

With his Thursday journey to Indianapolis, Donald Trump made history as a president-elect by forging a deal to save over 1,000 jobs headed to Mexico. And he was just getting started.
That night in Cincinnati, Trump began a “thank you” tour in front of a jubilant crowd of 15,000 people. Imagine that — any politician, let alone a president-elect, using his first appearance to thank voters instead of privately thanking donors. That’s populism for you.
Surprises are routine with Trump, and his speech didn’t disappoint. For nearly 50 manic minutes, he was at turns joyous, boastful and policy specific in a performance that reminded once again that no apple cart will go unturned....
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The democrats who helped kill Kate Steinle now want a safe space from accountability

Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-16 | DrJohn 

Kate Steinle was a 32 year old woman walking with her parents in an Francisco in 2015 when she was killed by an illegal alien who had been deported five times previous to the murder. Juan Lopez-Sanchez had been taken into custody by local authorities but released a month before the murder because San Francisco is a sanctuary city and the it refuses to cooperate with the Feds. The sheriff, Ross Markirimi issued a memo specifically ordering his deputies not to cooperate with ICE.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had issued a detainer request to the sheriff’s department asking to be notified before Lopez-Sanchez’s release. The sheriff’s department declined to honor that request because of San Francisco’s sanctuary city laws.
Liberals killed Kate Steinle as sure as did the illegal alien who pulled the trigger:
Kate Steinle did not have to die. She died because one of Obama’s Latino nephews killed her. She died because her illegal alien murderer knew he’d be safe in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Liberals killed Kate Steinle as sure as did Francisco Sanchez.
Kate died in her father's arms as she pleaded "Help me, Dad."
Now the dirtbags who were accessory to her murder have gone Pontius Pilate. They want to be absolved of their responsibility. Steinle's parents filed a lawsuit against ICE, Markirmi, and the BLM. Now obama and his accomplices want the suit quashed.
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The U.S. government and the City of San Francisco are asking Kate Steinle’s family to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit in a hearing on Friday.
These wretched monsters write the checks that the innocents they rule over must cash - and in this case cash with their blood. Over 120 people have been killed by illegals since 2010 and obama delights in releasing illegal alien criminals onto the streets of the US, including murderers.
Paradoxically, while one of the most important things we teach our children is personal accountability liberals struggle mightily to avoid their own. They blocked Kate's Law- a law that could help prevent more murders of US citizens.
Yet they will demand accountability of you.
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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Mike Stobbe 

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.
In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education.
But last year it slipped, an exceedingly rare event in a year that did not include a major disease outbreak. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an especially nasty flu season.
In 2015, rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death rose. Even more troubling to health experts: the U.S. seems to be settling into a trend of no improvement at all. …
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How The Establishment Will Try to Destroy Trump

Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Ann Coulter 

Shortly before Thanksgiving, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote a column that should chill you to the bone.

Titled "Donald Trump's Demand for Love," Bruni said: "I had just shaken the president-elect's normal-size hand and he was moving on to the next person when he wheeled around, took a half step back, touched my arm and looked me in the eye anew. 'I'm going to get you to write some good stuff about me,' Donald Trump said.”

Bruni is a fabulous writer, but if he ever writes good stuff about you, Mr. President-elect, YOU WILL HAVE FAILED.

I assume this was just our president-elect doing something he gets the least credit for, which is being nice. But you can never be too careful.
The Times is in total opposition to Trump's stated goal to make America great again. Trump has got to know -- not next year, but by 5 p.m. today -- that anyone pursuing his agenda will incite rage, insanity and spitting blood from that newspaper.

There's a long and tragic history of Republicans who won the war but lost the peace by trading results for respectability.
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Restoring Free Speech: The Trump Effect

American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus 

A few years ago, I was able to convince my 89-year-old dad that this “ain't” the Democrat Party of his youth. Dad's Democrat Party has been hijacked by old hippies. They reject Christianity while vowing to arrest anyone speaking badly of Islam. They use public schools to teach our kids to despise all things traditional, wholesome, patriotic, and good.

They are the ones who have, for the most part, made it criminal to publicly say you believe marriage should remain as it has been for thousands of years and how God intended; between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24). They are the ones banning Nativity scenes and banning saying “Merry Christmas.”

They are the ones banning teachers addressing students as boys and girls, claiming gender distinctions are intolerant, discriminatory, and bigoted. They are the ones pushing the extinction of blacks via a disproportionate high number of black abortions. This is why it continues to frost me when low-info idiots in my black “Christian” family continue to pledge their brain-dead loyalty to Democrats while calling me their Uncle Tom relative.

The Left uses a highly effective tactic. They brand any pushback against them cramming their progressive agenda down our throats as “extremism.” This tactic works great with so many low-info voters.

Here is how it works. The Left says they want burly men with beards, dressed like lumberjacks, to be permitted to use women restrooms if they inwardly feel like a woman that day. Husbands, fathers, and brothers across America politically said, no way. We are not allowing grown men in restrooms with our little girls, wives, and mothers.
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Don’t buy the lie that Obama’s leaving behind a healthy economy ^ | 12/7/16 | Seth Lipsky 

The truth is that the Obama years have been among America’s worst for the economy. His eight years will go down in history as the Great Recession, even though for much, even most, of the span, we weren’t technically in a recession.
It just felt that way. And no wonder. Obama’s is the only modern presidency that failed to show a single year of growth above 3 percent, a point Trump stressed during the campaign (and that was conceded even by the Web site Politifact).
Plus, the Obama economy failed to prosper even though the Federal Reserve had its pedal to the metal. Its quantitative easing, $2 trillion balance-sheet expansion and zero-interest-rate policy all produced zilch.
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Runner-Up Of The Year: Congrats To Hillary For Coming In Second For The Second Time

Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2016 | Christian Datoc 

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, runner-up for Time Magazine's 2016 Person of the Year cover issue.
Clinton narrowly lost to President-elect Donald Trump, who was announced as Time’s selection Wednesday morning.
"Winners get to write history," Charlotte Alter wrote of Clinton's second near-victory in the last two months. "Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad."
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... so she doesn't feel like she is completely unappreciated ... 

Study: The Recovery Is A Myth — There's Been No Recovery At All

Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 6:39 PM ET | TERRY JONES 

President Obama has staked a great part of his legacy on the idea that he skillfully engineered a great recovery from the financial crisis. The Obama-friendly media routinely parrot the idea. But in fact, as a shocking new study from the nonpartisan U.S. Council on Competitiveness and the Gallup organization suggests, the so-called recovery doesn't exist.
As recently as Oct. 11, less than a month before the election, the online publication The Hill ran this headline: "Obama's economic legacy ensures Democrats decades of success." No kidding. But it's a bit unfair to single them out: Others have run with similar themes. The point is, it's not true.
The reason Obama's chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, didn't win a third straight presidential term for the Democrats was that they actually seemed to believe their own propaganda...
..."Conventional wisdom — as reported in many major newspapers and media — tells us the U.S. economy is 'recovering,'... ...there is no recovery. Since 2007, U.S. GDP per capita has been 1%."
It's even worse when looking at a trend line. From a range of about 2.6% to as high as nearly 3.5% a year during the late 1960s, per capita GDP has steadily declined over time...
...That's the bad news.
The good news is, it can be fixed. But it will take radically different policies and the political will to buck the special interests, lobbyists and crony capitalists that stand in the way.
As such, whether you like him or not, President-elect Donald Trump is beholden to no one but the voters for his unlikely victory in November. He may be ideally suited for the difficult, but necessary, job of reforming the economy to restore its once-extraordinary growth. Let's hope so. If not, the next presidential campaign is just 36 months away.
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