3 Powerful Words From Graham To Trump

H/T The Right to Bear.

It is time to fight like you are the last animal trying to get on Noah’s Ark.

Sen. Lindsey Graham is sharing words of support with the president as congressional Democrats try to subpoena President Trump.

Graham sounded off on Democrats encouraging Trump to “fight like hell” against them.

Graham took a stand defending the president against the “political hacks” while appearing on CNN. He declared that “the Mueller report is the last and final word on everything (about) Trump’s campaign for me.”

“There were zero instances of Trump impeding Mueller,” he said. “Zero.”

“Obstruction of justice to me is absurd because the President cooperated fully,” he added. “So if the House wants to keep doing this, if I were the President I’d fight like hell.”

Which it appears is exactly what President Trump will do as he files a lawsuit with the banks that Democrats are trying to subpoena for his financial records.

WATCH: Rashida Tlaib’s Family Ties to Islamic Terror

H/T United With Israel.

If Rashida Tlaib was a Republican this would be on the drive-by media 24/7.

Rashida Tlaib’s mother belongs to the Tlaib family from the Palestinian village of Beita in Samaria, known as a hotspot for terrorism.

Her brother talks about Islamic dominance over Western countries, glorifies Hamas and makes anti-Jewish comments.

The facts about the US congresswoman’s closest family members and associates are truly alarming.

Watch and share!

New York Democrats Push Bill to Release All Inmates Over 55, Even Murderers and Rapists

H/T Godfather Politics.

First New York votes to allow infanticide and now they want to release murders and rapists over 55.

Democrats in New York City are pushing a bill that would release every inmate over the age of 55, even if they are convicted of murder, rape, and other heinous crimes.

The bill would allow parole for inmates over the age of 55 if they have served at least 15 years in prison before that age, according to BizPacReview.

Republican New York City councilman Joe Borelli excoriated the Democrats’ “elder parole” bill on Fox & Friends FirstMonday.

“These are not people that stole a candy bar, they’re not people that smoked a joint and got caught,’ he said.

Borelli also said that if someone had already been in jail for 15 years, chances are the crime would have been “heinous.”

The councilman also worried that the bill would be little else but an “amnesty program” for every criminal over 55.

“So, when they say eligibility of parole, given the history of this state’s parole board, we should all be concerned that this is going to be almost an amnesty program,” Borelli said.

The bill was introduced in February by Queens Democrat David Weprin.

“If the legislation — which has already moved through crime committees in both the Senate and Assembly — becomes law, 900 convicts could have a chance at freedom, according to Hoylman’s office,” the New York Post reported.

The Democrats were touting the recent parole of convicted killer Judith Clark as a prime example of how the bill would work.

But Borelli said that “back here on planet earth and most of New York State, really,” Clark would “deserve to be, should be in jail for the remainder of their life.”

Assistant District Attorney John Ryan slammed the Democrats for not caring about those who are victims of these convicts. “The loved ones they lost are not coming back when the defendants turn 55 — they are never coming back,” he said.

Gillette Is Feeling The Financial Burn Thanks To Their “Toxic Masculinity” Ad

H/T RedState.com.

I was a charter member of their by mail blade purchase program and after their ad I canceled.

I hope their ad keeps biting them in the ass.

Proctor & Gamble are experiencing better than expected profits in every area…except the male grooming products section of Gillette, and few people should be surprised.

Before the Super Bowl, Gillette released an ad that insulted men with social justice/feminist based narratives about toxic masculinity. Even things such as wanting to talk to a pretty girl or boys wrestling in the yard were considered negative things that needed to be dealt with. Gillette finished the commercial by indicating that “some men” don’t do this and that we should all be like these “some.”

Needless to say, it didn’t go over well. Gillette received a well-deserved societal spanking for its sexism.

Now the numbers have come out, and Gillette seems to be the weakest link in P&G’s chain according to Market Watch:

That raises the question of whether Gillette’s financial results are suffering because of its toxic-masculinity misfire. On Tuesday, Procter & Gamble (PG) beat earnings and revenue forecasts, but the stock fell 3% on a day the S&P 500 closed at a new high.

The good news is that sales grew 5% organically—that is, without help from acquisitions or currency exchange—whereas the Street was looking for 3.7%. Products for skin, fabrics, and home led the way. But sales of grooming products, including Gillette, slipped 1%, continuing a long string of declines. Margins disappointed. The upside earnings surprise came from non-operating items, like a tax-rate change.

Gillette must have felt the burn before the earnings reports. It attempted a quiet, yet blatant, and very lazy walk-back of its toxic masculinity stance by attempting to make a United States soldier out to be a hero. The ad could have been considered even more insulting than the first.

As I wrote of their horrible attempt at damage control:

Overall, this video seems more like a lazy attempt to walk back their previous message without actively saying that’s what’s happening. They imagine that they can win men back by displaying a military man looking like he’s coming straight from a Backstreet Boys video shoot and getting a job, having kids, and being a soldier.

If the message is that men are actually important, then it’s not said. If it’s that soldiers are just like everyday men, they’re mum on it. It’s good they called a military man a hero, but beyond that, I’m not sure what the point here is.

Market Watch notes that this may be a grooming product problem overall due to the relaxation of workplaces and the emerging popularity of beards, as well as online brands such as Dollar Shave Club gaining larger footholds in the market.

“When Edgewell Personal Care (EPC), maker of Schick razors, reports quarterly financial results in May, investors will get a better idea of whether Gillette’s weakness is specific to the brand,” notes Market Watch.

However, the old saying “get woke, go broke” has repeatedly been shown to be an adage that businesses should pay attention to. Very few brands succeed after venturing into social justice territory, with one notable exception being Nike.

ESPNDick’s Sporting Goods, and the NFL itself did not fare well. At all.

I actually hope that Gillette’s loss is isolated to Gillette. I want this to be one more lesson to corporations.

Don’t be sexist. Don’t be racist. Don’t get “woke.”

 

 

Schumer says Trump agreed to $2T infrastructure package at White House meeting

H/T Fox News.

Little Chuckie Schumer is such a liar if he said that day is light and night is dark I would not believe him.

I will believe there was an infrastructure deal when President Trump makes the announcement and only then.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that President Trump agreed to support a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package after meeting with him and other Democrats at the White House, though the details are not yet clear.

The president – a real estate developer before he was elected president – has long sought to strike a big infrastructure deal, but has faced some resistance from conservatives in his party over concerns about the country’s rising debt.

Democratic leaders, speaking to reporters outside the White House after meeting with Trump, called the meeting constructive.

“We agreed on a number – which was very, very good. Two trillion dollars for infrastructure. Originally, we started a little lower. Even the president was eager to push it up to two trillion dollars,” Schumer said.

The White House, in a written statement on the meeting, did not mention a dollar figure but called the session “excellent and productive.”

“The United States has not come even close to properly investing in infrastructure for many years, foolishly prioritizing the interests of other countries over our own. We have to invest in this country’s future and bring our infrastructure to a level better than it has ever been before,” the White House said, adding that the group would meet again in three weeks “to discuss specific proposals and financing methods.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there were no decisions on how to pay for the plan.

“We agreed that we would meet again to talk about how it would be paid for,” she said.

Both Schumer and Pelosi said they believe they can strike a deal with Trump on infrastructure, even as congressional Democrats ramp up investigations of the president and subpoena members of his administration in the wake of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

“I believe we can do both at once,” Schumer said, adding they aren’t “mutually exclusive”

“Building infrastructure of America has never been a partisan issue,” Pelosi said, saying Democrats “hope to go forward in a very nonpartisan way for the future.”

Ahead of the session with Democrats, one of the president’s economic advisers said the White House would not be going into Tuesday’s meeting with a blueprint for an infrastructure bill.

“We’re going slowly on this,” said Larry Kudlow, director of the president’s National Economic Council. “We would like this to be bipartisan. We would like to work with them and come up with something both sides can agree to. It’s an important topic.”

Questions remain on how such a plan would be funded. The nation’s top business groups and labor unions support increasing the federal tax, currently 18.3 cents a gallon since it was last raised in 1993.

Asked whether Trump supports raising the gas tax, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said: “This president is the guy who lowers taxes.”

Conway acknowledged that “there’s no question” that infrastructure repairs need to be paid for.

Pelosi and Schumer wrote in a letter to Trump on Monday that an infrastructure package should go beyond addressing roads and bridges and should also include provisions to enhance broadband, water systems, energy, schools and housing.

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN SUBMITS RESIGNATION TO TRUMP

H/T The Daily Caller.

How long before the drive-by media and the Delusional DemocRats blame President Trump for this rat faced bastard quitting.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation to President Donald Trump on Monday after months of speculation that he was planning to leave the Justice Department.

His resignation will become effective on May 11, according to a copy of the resignation letter that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

“I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education and prosperity,” Rosenstein wrote to Trump.

He also spoke positively of his time in the DOJ, stating, “We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan, and truth is not determined by opinion polls. We ignore fleeting distractions and focus our attention on the things that matter, because a republic that endures is not governed by the news cycle.”

Rosenstein was initially reported to be leaving the DOJ in mid-March after the confirmation of Bill Barr as the new attorney general, but apparently decided to stay on a bit longer for the rollout of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. (RELATED: Rod Rosenstein Staying At Justice Department A ‘Little Longer’)

Rosenstein’s nearly two-year run at the DOJ was not without controversy.

In February, reports surfaced that Rosenstein floated the idea of wearing a wire to secretly record his conversations with President Trump. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed Rosenstein was “absolutely serious” about the prospect of surveilling the president, but the DOJ said McCabe’s statements were “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”

Rosenstein was also responsible for the appointment of the special counsel after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey. The special counsel’s investigation took approximately two years and cost $25 million in taxpayer funds but did not find evidence of collusion and did not reach a conclusion on obstruction of justice.

In a speech last Thursday, Rosenstein defended his handling of the Mueller report and implicated the Obama administration for not doing more to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He also took shots at Comey, stating, “the FBI director [Comey] announced at a congressional hearing that there was a counterintelligence investigation that might result in criminal charges. Then the former FBI director alleged that the president pressured him to close the investigation, and the president denied that the conversation occurred.”

Before submitting his resignation, Rosenstein also defended his boss, Attorney General Barr.

“He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre,” Rosenstein said Thursday in a rare interview with the WSJ.

 

Mass. And NY Are Feeling The Ugly Side Of Minimum Wage Hikes

H/T The Lid.

Hike the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour and lose jobs.

On the bright side, they lost a higher paying job.

 

After hiking their minimum wages, the states of New York and Massachusetts have found that, far from being a net positive, the wage hikes have resulted in job loss and economic chaos.

The states have discovered job loss, store closures, and reduced hours of work for low wage workers, according to Forbes.

The magazine recently noted that the “ugly side” of the Minimum Wage outweigh the good parts.

“The ugly side is the payroll tsunami they unleash for smaller businesses, already under stress from soaring healthcare costs and rents,” Forbes wrote.

For some of these businesses, the minimum wage hikes tip the balance between staying in business and going out of business.

That’s what happened to once iconic Boston restaurant Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall. It closed the doors after two centuries in operation, as it couldn’t cope with wage and healthcare premium hikes.

The wage hike killed these workers’ jobs.

This is a significant loss for the city’s historic district, the magazine notes.

But this one, historic restaurant is far from the only place that the Minimum Wage destroyed.

For other small businesses, minimum wage hikes have yet to tip the balance between staying in business or going out of business. But they force them to cut employee hours or lay-off employees to cope with the higher payroll. “First, we have to cut overtime,” says Chris, a franchise owner in Long Island. “Next, we have to lay people off, if we want to stay in business.”

Nowhere is this more evident than NYC, which has seen wage hikes year after year, now paying what the ‘Fight for $15’ movement has fought for around the country.

In March the Foundation for Economic Education reported that following the labor movement’s “Fight for $15” victory, which imposed steep annual increases in mandatory wages for workers, New York City experienced its sharpest decline in restaurant jobs in nearly 20 years. Twenty years? That means NYC  lost more restaurant jobs with the coming of the $15 per hour Minimum Wage than it did in the aftermath of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Starting this year, NYC raised its minimum wage to $15, a 15% increase from the 2018 level, and a 34% hike from 2017. That was on top of recent hikes in healthcare costs. It was, as Forbes put it, a “payroll tsunami.”

So, what ended up happening after this tsunami rolled over the city?

“Close to three-quarters of restaurants in New York City have cut labor input since the minimum wage was raised to $15 per hour,” the magazine wrote.

That’s according to a survey by The NYC Hospitality Alliance. Specifically, 76.5% of full-service restaurant respondents said they had to cut employee hours and 36% said they cut jobs in 2018 in response to the mandated minimum wage hikes.

That’s consistent with BLS data, which show that New York City full service restaurant employment has gone from an 8% growth back in 2012 to a -2% growth in the last two years.

According to FEE, Economist Mark Perry says this ‘restaurant recession’ is likely the result of the series of mandatory wage hikes that brought the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour,”

In other words, once again leftist policies have proven to be business and job killers.