From CNBC here:
“Despite a relatively soft start to the year, we are optimistic that deal activity will recover and return to prior year levels,” the PwC report said. “Defense spending increases and geopolitical factors will certainly play a part in the prevalence and magnitude of dealmaking through the rest of 2017.”
These guys will be back, you can’t keep a good warmonger down!
Even if they have to gin up a war to get some equipment smashed up it will be worth the dead humans to restore profits to a health point.
From the Daily Beast here:
“I really believe that we should have and still should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them,” the former Democratic nominee for president said.
Now, the difference between Hillary Clinton’s words and Donald Trump’s actions are pretty stark. Trump is president, Clinton is not. Trump actually sent bombs, Clinton did not. What Trump did is real, what Clinton says she would have done is speculative, and pointing fingers of blame at her based on what might have happened in an alternate reality is the very definition of a waste of time. But the similarity in their stances presents an important truth that people who consider themselves left-leaning should consider.
What young people on the left think their leaders are, isn’t necessarily in line with reality.
I don’t know if this is some sort of gotcha article where everybody wants to continue to chide people who did not vote for Hillary Clinton and blame us for Donald Trump.
This is more than a little ass backwards as it was Hillary Clinton’s job to be a convincing candidate and get voters to vote for her. And she did not do that job very well and that’s why she’s been walking in the woods and not making policy in the White House.
People I know were very disappointed in Hillary’s hawkish attitude so lady, we fully in touch with reality down here and you should check your own connection.
From NBC News here:
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” Eric Trump said, speaking with the newspaper at Trump Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”
Trump himself was “deeply affected” by the pictures of children being “sprayed down by hoses to keep their skin from burning,” according to his son. “It was horrible. These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded.”
He described the president as “a great thinker, practical not impulsive,” and added: “I’m proud he took that action, and believe me he thinks things through.”
So I guess Ivanka is running the show.
She’s upset and Papa Cheese Doodle presses the button.
And then Eric Trump hits the airwaves as press secretary. He needs work — these guys are savages? That’s racist yo.
Lastly, when your son is out there bailing water and calling you a great thinker well it’s probably not the case. Oh, how these Trumps love to spin.
Glenn Greenwald at the Intercept:
Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of the last 24 hours has been watching those who have vilified Trump as an Evil Fascist and Bumbling Clown and Unstable Sociopath suddenly decide that they want him to bomb Syria. Even if you’re someone who in the abstract wanted the U.S. to attack Assad, shouldn’t your view that Trump is a completely unstable and incompetent monster prevent you from endorsing this war, with Trump as the Commander-in-Chief?
Just as as if you are opposed to the anti-democratic actions of the FBI and the CIA you can’t all of sudden take their side in a beef with Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump had fighting words on Thursday for conservatives in his own Republican Party who helped block a healthcare bill last week, saying he would oppose House Freedom Caucus members in 2018 elections if they did not get on board.
“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” Trump said on Twitter.
This circular firing squad will surely make America great again!!!
Hopefully this will end up dirtier than a redneck mud wrestle.
From Reuters here:
Republican President Donald Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and cut the same amount from non-defense spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White House budget official said on Monday.
Trump will let the Department of Defense decide how to spend the extra billions and most federal agencies will see reductions in funding, an official from the Office of Management and Budget told reporters. The official said Trump’s first budget will not address taxes or mandatory spending.
Sounds just like what America needs, a larger investment in death and death making machinery!
All the time in Brooklyn I will be walking down the street and overhear ordinary Americans talking about how they really want their government to kill more people and to have a larger, bloated military.
I hear it all the time so I’m glad Trump is getting his war penis on.
From CNN here:
(CNN)Rep. Sean Duffy said Tuesday “there is a difference” between terror acts by white people and those committed by Muslims.
This is racist yo! A person murdered in a terrorist act is a person murdered in a terrorist act with no regard for the race of the perpetrator or the victim.
Saying that violence committed against Muslims by the U.S. government in our name is exactly the same as a shootup at a rock club in Paris.
Dead is dead and to say that white folks don’t use terror in this war on terror is straight up ridiculous.