Hope everyone is doing well this fine day. The second week of the new year begins. The first round of the NFL playoffs are behind us and winter has finally put enough snow down that the snow shovel gets to come out of semi-retirement. I can’t remember a time when it took this long to not have enough snow to shovel. Usually, that begins in October. This week we all get to look forward to the State of the Union Address! Everybody should be excited to know that the President, who isn’t exactly known for being truthful, is going to now stand before Congress and probably tell a few more whoppers. The Democrats will fawn over his every word and the Republicans will pretend they really want to be there.
It’s been an exciting year so far. Will the stock market rebound from it’s worse beginning ever? I have read several articles that state that it is common for the first week of stock activity usually is a precursor for the rest of the year. That wouldn’t be a shock, considering we have a huge excess of oil worldwide, the Baltic dry Index is seriously low and has been so for quite some time. Many are STILL calling for a economic collapse. I honestly have no idea what one of those would really look like, any ideas?
I have to call out one of our own for making an excellent prediction some time ago, and was told it wouldn’t be a problem. I believe it’s time to officially credit Anita for her foresight in seeing the ISIS threat for what it is becoming. Terrorism is now something that we should take seriously. With the ambush of a Philadelphia police officer by a convert to Islam, who admitted he did his vile act in the name of Allah, I can see this problem accelerating in the days, weeks and months to come.
What I still consider to be mind numbingly stupid, the Democrats are still harping about the need for more ineffective gun laws. They are so disconnected from the people, that they can’t see that people are buying guns at the highest rate EVER! It is also reported that many purchasers are new gun owners, who also are seeking some training. In Pittsburgh recently, long lines of people were reported….to get their conceal carry license application. This is LIBERAL Pittsburgh that this is happening in. This is a city with a long history of crime problems and violence, and NOW they are getting concerned for their safety.
What does this really mean? I don’t think it is in response to Obama’s Executive actions, or even because of crime. It’s because the people are finally realizing that the government, at all levels, can’t protect them. The police have, for lack of better terms, slowed down. This isn’t just in big cities, it seems to be everywhere. Even here in rural Pennsylvania, it was recently reported that revenue from fines and tickets were way down last year, a direct result of police who have become nervous. I can’t say that I blame them, the Democrats have tossed them under the bus and enjoy driving back and forth over them every chance they get.
How about the Hillary Clinton email disaster that is still in the news? What will come of this if the FBI recommends that charges be filed? I think that we may see one of those rare political moments that will be remembered for entire lifetimes, much like Nixon and Watergate in the 70’s. How this subject pans out is going to shape this country for decades to come. Will the Obama administration take the FBI advice to charge (if they indeed do)? Will the administration choose not to charge Clinton if recommended to do so? Will the credibility of the entire Federal government be questioned if no charges are filed (HELL YES).
With all of that said, let’s chat!