Happy New Year!

AND A PROSPEROUS one to boot, thanks to President Trump.

New ImageHere are the Top Ten Accomplishments in 2019 of the Trump Administration. If you are aware of few or none of them, that’s not surprising. The news media do what they can to ignore good news and focus on any little negative thing available.

But in the background, the Blond Bomber is doing great work.

  1. The Trump Boom is going strong. The unemployment rate recently hit its lowest mark in 50 years. All told, since President Trump’s election, America has added more than 7 million jobs — over half a million in manufacturing alone.
  2. The stock market keeps breaking records. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit record closes again last Friday.
  3. The working class is thriving, as are previously forgotten communities. Wages are now rising the fastest for low-income workers, and poverty rates for blacks and Hispanics have reached all-time lows.
  4. Accountable government is back. Since taking office, Trump has rolled back nearly eight regulations for every new one, saving American taxpayers more than $50 billion in the process — with bigger savings still to come.
  5. Better trade deals are putting America back in the driver’s seat. Congress approved Trump’s USMCA this month — a YUGE win for U.S. workers, farmers, and manufacturers that will create 176,000 new jobs.
  6. Trade with China in particular is about to get a whole lot fairer. As part of a historic “phase 1” deal, Beijing has agreed to structural reforms in its trade practices and to make substantial purchases of American agricultural products.
  7. Securing the border is paying off and making America safer. Trump struck new agreements with Mexico and Central American countries this year to help stop the flood of illegal immigration. Thanks to this swift action, border apprehensions fell by more than 70 percent from May to November.
  8. On healthcare, Trump is fighting to give Americans the best system on Earth. While Democrats try to take away choice, the president’s focus on affordability led to the largest year-over-year drop in drug prices ever recorded.
  9. American interests are taking center stage abroad. In just one example: After years of not paying their fair share, NATO allies will have increased defense spending by $130 billion by the end of next year.
  10. The U.S. military took out the world’s top terrorist in October. U.S. troops are now getting the support they deserve. Trump recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 fiscal year, which includes the biggest pay raise for the military in a decade.

As Democrats continue to scream and writhe on the floor because it was “Hillary’s turn,” the Blond Bomber is proving himself to be one of the greatest U.S. presidents ever.

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(Note: Be sure to watch the short video I placed in the comment section. You’ll be a better person for it. Some of it might surprise you gay people.)

The great and the ugly

AMERICA HAS lots to be happy about due to wide-ranging improvements made by the Trump Administration. Economy up, unemployment down, wars down, regulations down. Things are looking fine. Here’s a four-minute video highlighting the pluses of the Trump presidency so far. Enjoy:

Meanwhile, Democrats still are flailing on the floor kicking their arms and legs, screaming like toddlers and advocating violence. It would be laughable were it not perilous. A pundit recently observed that this is the first time since 1861 that Democrats have refused to accept election results.

The Republican National Committee has released its first campaign video for the midterm elections. It focuses on the lunacy of the Democrat Party.

Again, enjoy:

Effects of sunshine

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leal

death

THE RAINY SEASON seems to be winding down, so we’re getting more sunshine in the afternoon, which inspired me to set out yesterday, my man bag slung over my shoulder, the contents of which were my Kindle and my Canon.

I took these three photos for you. From top to bottom:

  1. The yellow building is the oldest church in town, and that’s saying something. The white extension to the left, which appears to be a add-on, and likely was, is now multipurpose. There’s a theater,* lots of rooms for art exhibits and other spaces for workshops. It keeps pretty busy.
  2. This is a fairly new hotel, the Casa Leal. The Leal family are local bigwigs who own lots of businesses. They seem to be good people. If the church steeple in the back looks familiar it’s because it appeared here in a black & white shot from another angle just a few days ago.
  3. Long-time readers might recognize this place too. The upstairs windows open into the bedroom where my brother-in-law accidentally shot himself dead about ten years ago in a “cry for help.” His wife had kicked him out, and he ended up in that room not knowing what to do next.**

It was a lovely day to walk around downtown taking pictures. It’s not like I have a real job or anything.

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* We saw 2001: A Space Odyssey there just a few weeks ago. It was fun, the first time I’d seen it since it came out in 1968. The end still didn’t make a lick of sense, however.

** Those windows were featured in a Nescafe coffee commercial a couple of years later. A woman is standing in one of the windows right at the end. The commercial also has some other good scenes of our mountain town, but Nescafe made it look more Italian than Mexican in my opinion. It’s a great ad.

100-day plan

TRUMP DELIVERED an excellent speech at Gettysburg today. It should be required listening for all voters, especially those who plan to vote for fringe candidates.

The Donald spells out specific actions he will take immediately on becoming president. They are good actions.