Open thread June 25, 2019 Dan Crawford | June 25, 2019 6:23 am Tags: open thread Comments (3) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Absent a bubble or a recession, the economy should grow with population and productivity increases. Why then is the discussion of recessions always centered on zero growth? Is it possible for the economy to grow at population plus productivity for an extended period without going into recession? Politicians want to be able to claim higher growth – does that force us into cyclical growth?
This is what is wrong with our politicians and our media (at least the non fox media). They cannot seem to get it in their head that the opposition is evil and deplorable, while being “civil” to those who have no right to be treated civilly.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was an Arrogant Liar on Behalf of a Corrupt Administration*
With “farewell drinks” on her behalf, the elite political media once again shows it will not stop pretending everything is normal in a time of larval tyranny….
The relentless desire of the elite political media to pretend that what we’re experiencing is just politics as usual, that it conforms to the usual forms and fashions, and that, you know, the pendulum always swings the other way, (insert mandatory extraneous platitude here) is almost charming in its hopeful and child-like simplicity.
First of all, this is not a normal administration*. It is a larval tyranny.
Secondly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was not a normal White House spokesperson. She was an embarrassingly bad liar and an embarrassingly arrogant countrified know-nothing running cover for a criminal gang, and everyone who attended this nightmare with canapes should be fired forthwith and replaced with someone who has covered organized crime for a living….
Erik Wemple is a fine media reporter, but he’s just very wrong here:
“Meeting up with” people is not the same thing as organizing a farewell soiree for a truthless woman who fronted for a bunch of crooks and bunco artists. (And I wonder how some of the people who cover this White House feel about having how they do their jobs equated with how SHS did hers.) And the problem with the highlighted sentence above has been demonstrated time and time again—from Sally Quinn’s memorable Not Our Kind dismissal of the Clintons, to the closing of the ranks around Scooter Libby because he shopped at the same grocery stores they did, to the continued presence in public of that bag of rank old sins that is Henry Kissinger. A courtier press is not saved by its work product. It is inherently corrupt.
And, lo and behold, even at this worthless hootenanny, SHS stayed true to form, stiffing Wemple when he asked her about the many lies on which she built what’s left of her career.
ERIK WEMPLE BLOG: Do you feel you were honest with the media?
SANDERS: Hey, Erik, I just don’t think this is the appropriate venue, but I appreciate you being here tonight.
Well, then, piss off, Elly May.”
I see this today in Michigan as our two senators voted for this piss poor southern border package which allocates more money for the wall and sets next years defense fund at $750 billon. They over threw the House bill and them the House moderates for which my representative is a part voted for the Senate bill because that evil piece of garbage McConnell would not consider the House bill.