Nobody made the stock market go nuts on hot air, ego, and bullshit

From CNBC here:

Stocks have posted double-digit gains since Election Day on the promise that Trump and an all-Republican Congress would provide a pro-growth smorgasbord of policies. Health care is the first big issue, and the House GOP has shown how divided it is, with a caucus of fiscal conservatives challenging the ability of Trump to prove his mastery as negotiator-in-chief.

“This is really a vote on Trump, not so much the health-care vote itself, but the likelihood of tax and regulatory policy getting through,” said Jack Ablin, CIO of BMO Private Bank. “I think President Trump has put his political credibility on the line with health care and if nothing gets done, it’s really a poor reflection of his ability to influence Congress.”

I’m having a tough time feeling bad.  You’re all big boys and girls down there and I’m always hearing about the best and the brightest blah blah blah.

If you fell for the Trump con, I could give a shit, and tens of millions of Americans feel the same I’m sure.

Music for 3/23/17!!! Spoon, smno, Fit for an Autopsy

@@@ Spoon: Hot Thoughts (Matador, 2017) I’ve always thought Spoon overrated but I check every record as these guys are critical darlings. To me these guys are a funk band trapped in a white boy indie band’s body. They’re TRANS, so to speak.  They bit a Led Zeppelin drum intro on the second tune and immediately go angular.  I don’t think I like the singer — if he had David Bowie vibes I might appreciate it more.   Oops that was the third tune, interwebz situation.  I’m on the fourth tune and I’m sure the singer is the most awesome guy ever but I don’t like his microphone work.

@@@ Smino: blkswn (Zero Fatigue/Downtown, 2017)  Hip hop off the Apple Music new music section.  Same with the Spoon record.  This first tune is syrupy with a blunted feel.  I like the arrangement on this first tune, minimal, slinky and funky.   The sounds here far surpass the tunes.  There are a few guest vocalists so you might find a vocalist you dig.  Or you could just listen for the sounds, plenty of folks do that.  The MCs aren’t awful they don’t elevate the tunes for me.

@@@ Fit for an Autopsy: The Great Collapse (Entertainment One, 2017)  Some of the metal on the Apple Music new music section is mainstream leaning, but this is not one of those choices.  Ah wait, they’re doing that common Linkin Park move where it’s rough and heavy in the verse and it soars in the chorus.   They either have two singers or a shapeshifting one — it lurches from caveman growling to quasi-operatic art school singer in the chorus.  The band can be quite rough — not crazy molten, methed out metal but some more than solid work through herk-a-jerk moves.  It’s all right, solid B- but check for yourself.

YTD recordings listened to: 194
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 106
Not good music: 72

Buys: 1
Honorable Mentions: 1

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Tinariwen, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee

Look at what ill, mentally damaged wingnuts want!

From the New York Times:

They are pressing to eliminate federal requirements that health insurance plans provide basic benefits like maternity care, emergency services and wellness visits.

All in the name of freedom?  This is the vision for these guys.  No maternity care, emergency services or wellness visits.

What a collection of cruel, nasty cocksuckers.

Have any ruling class billionaires said they want their taxes to go to Americans’ care?

The repeal of Obamacare comes with a huge tax cut for our ruling class and I haven’t seen any Bill Gates or Warren Buffetts or other fantastic engines of capitalism (many of whom supported Hillary Clinton by the way) say they don’t mind partially funding American healthcare with slightly higher taxes.

Not a one.

Bill Gates is obsessed with human health — why would he not speak out about the damage that healthcare repeal will cause?

I guess we’re not all on the same side.  Or folks are afraid of the Trump, it’s really quite depressing to see.

The idea that Wall St. will rally if millions lose healthcare is sickening!

From CNBC here:

“While not the primary culprit for Tuesday’s selloff, tomorrow’s vote on Obamacare’s replacement will play a significant role for whether this new-found skittishness will persist,” said Jeremy Klein, chief market strategist at FBN Securities.