Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on taking back control of the Web:
“We must work together with web companies to strike a balance that puts a fair level of data control back in the hands of people, including the development of new technology such as personal ‘data pods’ if needed and exploring alternative revenue models such as subscriptions and micropayments.”
That’s just for a start. But nowhere on his list do I see banning auto-play video, which I would think would be a necessary first step to getting back our control of data.
While the “deep state” continues to undermine Trump at every opportunity, the business community is enthusiastic about his presidency. After all, he’s the jobs president — versus Barry’s legacy as the food stamps and welfare president.
No Obamacare repeal. Shoot, not even hearings featuring some of the multitude screwed out of their insurance and doctors by Obamacare. No tax reform. Not even tax reduction. A slain Labor nominee, thanks to Republicans cooperating with Democrats in attacks on his ex-wife.
Instead, as Ann Coulter puts it “Republicans in Congress refuse to do the people’s will. Their sole, driving obsession is to see Trump fail.” All they want is to be part of the establishment, the establishment Trump is threatening.
They are a significant part of the swamp that needs draining. Trump will get to them in his own good time. It will be death-by-a-thousand-Tweets. It couldn’t happen to a slimier bunch of stooges. The Stupid Party.
Via Breitbart News.
Not precisely the New York City skyscraper condo of the Patriots’ star quarterback but similar. Even if I had the millions required I couldn’t live there. I get goosebumps just imagining a room with floor-to-ceiling exterior glass walls fifty stories high. Yipes.
“Construction materials company 84 Lumber’s [Super Bowl] advertisement featured a mother and daughter ostensibly journeying illegally from Latin America or Mexico to the United States…[The ad] shows the mother and daughter walking through a large door of what appears be President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
“’The will to succeed is always welcome here,’ reads the company’s tagline.”
Four other ads also were political, including a Budweiser paean to plain vanilla immigration. Presumably these are not companies that will be adding new American hires in the Trump economy—unless they’re refugees or illegals.
UPDATE: It seems 84 Lumber really was soliciting illegals. If that’s not against the law, it should be.
His latest executive order, according to the WSJ, is pure genius:
“The Trump order [requires] the agencies to repeal two old rules for every new one they publish. This is in some sense a gimmick, since some regulations are far more significant, costly or distorting of investment choices than others. But the text of the order suggests that for every dollar of new cost imposed on the private economy, each agency will have to find two dollars of burden to relieve…
“The deregulation project that began with Jimmy Carter and gained speed under Ronald Reagan became the bedrock of the 1980s economic boom, but the administrative state gradually reverted to its old habits. If Mr. Trump can break up the Washington central planning that is again misallocating resources, the resulting job creation and new investment would be a great legacy.”
Not very original, this column by WSJ pundit Peggy Noonan, but a decent (if appropriately partly fake) summary of what Trumpalot faces:
“Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing.
“The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites. He really has no one but those who voted for him.”
And us Deplorables will continue to do so and hopefully be enough. She neglected to mention Breitbart News, of course, this former Reagan staffer who actually voted for Hussein. The Internet has never been her thing.
And, likewise, the upstart cable newser One America News Network. But otherwise she summarized it pretty well. Our new executive is likely to be in a constant tug-of-war with all the aforementioned supporters of the Ruling Class. And if the Dims take back the House in 2018, they certainly will find a reason to impeach him. So it’s likely to be a rocky two years ahead and maybe more.
But enjoyable for a deplorable for all that. Let the games begin!