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.

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.

Music for 3/22/17!!! Foreseen, Pallbearer, Memoriam

@@@ Foreseen: Power Intoxication/Dying Spirit (Triple B, 2017) A Scandinavian thrash single I got to via Invisible Oranges.  High energy, hardcore punk style vocals, and a mix of guitar grinds and quick explosive shreds.  This first tune goes out on a nice power stomp.  The second tune seems more metal but with a big singalong chorus.  These are big full tunes with plenty to chew on.

@@@ Pallbearer: Heartless (Profound Lore, 2017) Also off the Invisible Oranges new music section but in the new release area.  I’ve checked these guys before and I dig them.  They’re a tad gloomy with bits of classic rock floating in the offal.  Big epic guitar melodies as expected and a jammy feel.  I don’t remember their previous music being this muscled up classic rock but this isn’t far from Kansas or REO Speedwagon.  Not in the guitar sound but the overall vibe.  I like it a bit rougher than this.

@@@ Memoriam: For the Fallen (Nuclear Blast, 2017)  These guys also have three tunes up as a preview of their upcoming full length.  They have a dark sound with a commitment to thumping you to death via kick drum or power chord, take your pick!  They crank up the beatdown on the second preview track Surrounded (by Death), it’s really quite a thumping.    The singer sounds a bit like Lemmy but with more sand in his mouth and this tune (clipped below!)  is the best of what I heard today.

YTD recordings listened to: 191
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 104
Not good music: 71

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

Neil Gorsuch from testimony

  1.  Very smart guy
  2. I don’t buy his aw shucks good guy routine.
  3. He seems more than a bit full of himself — his false modesty hasn’t been polished.
  4. He’s made some decisions that make him look like a cruel bitch, which makes sense as Trump is a cruel bitch.
  5. I wouldn’t want to have a beer with this prick.
  6. This is a stolen Supreme Court pick and this will have long running repercussions.