So what’s that got to do with me?

The Donks are going vespertilio stercore crazy over Brett Kavanaugh. That fact alone tells me that he is the man for the job, even without reading his impressive resume.  As has been pointed out elsewhere (sorry, can’t remember where), this circus is what we can expect 24/7/365 of they win the House and Senate come November.  I am reminded of what my Dad used to say to me when as a kid I’d start letting anger get the better of me: “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.”

That admonition from the ancient Greeks must surely have crossed their radar screens at some point in their lives.  How good that, no matter how uncomfortable it may be for us (the putatively sane), they have ignored it completely.  Most Americans can see this for what it is, even many Democrats and Lefties, those who are not demon drones in skin suits, and neither like it nor are intimidated by it.  The more they act out the more repulsive they become.  They think they are cheerleading a blue wave.  Nope.  Insanity has consequences.

Republicans in the Senate seem to have grown a spine – unexpectedly – pray that they continue.  Its almost as if they realize that the Democrats are not acting in good faith, or maybe that their chances of electoral victory depend on (gasp!) actually keeping their promises.  A few calls to the Republican leadership in the Senate to remind them of that would be in order.  Alas, trying to get through to our own Senators is a waste of time.  I suppose I could call for charity’s sake, to give them my share of fair warning, but I’m all out of charity for the willfully, and invincibly malicious.

As for Old Facepalm Feinstein’s accomplice, for that is exactly what Professor Ford is, much is already known and more will be discovered.  For starters, she attended an all girls High School that prided itself on the slutty behavior of its student body, bragged that the best of times were parties where getting totally blotto was pretty much de rigeur, and bragged about it in their yearbook.  Which yearbook was taken offline shortly after the accuser was taken public.  Fortunately a thoughtful soul looked it up and saved it from the memory hole.  You have to read it to believe it.

No wonder, since she recalling this years after the fact, that she doesn’t know when Kavanaugh allegedly groped her, or whose house she was in or why she was there.  It could have been Kavanaugh, though he denies that he was there and the supposed witness retracted the testimony.  Hell, it could have been any of scores of boys orbiting her High School set.  It is all made more incredible in that she is herself a member in good standing of the Left’s lunatic fringe, that her lawyer has close ties to persons high in the ranks of the Demoncratic party, that she was coached and groomed by Demoncratic operatives, that she agrees to talk the the Senate committee then won’t, that she lies, that Old Facepalm held the letter back for two months (which is illegal, BTW), and so much, much more.

The Commiecrats are the purveyors of Robert Heinlien’s Crazy Times.  If allowed to continue they will destroy not only America, but civilization itself (no, I do NOT exagerate).  For the sake of our own futures, the futures of those we love and for love of our Constitution and our Country we must oppose these people at every level.  We in the Republican Club have committed ourselves to do all we can remove these wicked lunatics from any position of power by electoral means.  We took a decision two months ago to replace Adam Schiff Head Schiff.  I mentioned recently that his Republican opponent is Johnny Nalbandian.  If we are to successfully follow through with our commitment we have a lot of work to do.  Even though 44% more ballots were cast in the 28th District 2018 Primary than there were registered voters, we can do this.  If its not close they can’t cheat.

I now have precinct walking lists, come and get them. Put Schiff away, get Nalbandian in!

Flush Schiff follow up and fun stuff

So people have been responding already, thank you so much   I got a request for an address for sending our Republican candidate for Congress money via check.  Here is what I have for you:

Save the image and print it, the address is right under his name.

In other news the demon-moronic circus swirling around the Breat Kavanaugh nomination continues.  What can you do to help?  Call your Senator, not that it will do much good, but it will be good practice for you.  Second, As you can see Lauren Pearle from ABC is looking for leads on Kavanaugh to that the truth may be revealed.  Why not pop off an email and/or give her a jingle and (politely!) giver her a  heaping helping of truth?  I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

I’ve been so busy I forgot to mention that the next meeting of the Republican Club will take place on September 28 at the La Canada Community Center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Again, light refreshments will be available.  I’m hoping that, given our limited numbers, someone with a largish living/dining room will be willing to host us going forward as we didn’t make our nut on the August meeting.

Flush Schiff

In our July 27th Republican Club meeting it was decided that the Club should prioritize the electoral defeat of Adam Schiff.  It also became painfully apparent that we didn’t have enough information to effectively assist in doing so.  At that point we didn’t even know, to our shame, who Schiff’s opponent would be in November’s general election.

Now we know.

Meet Johnny Nalbandian.  I had the priviledge of sharing a light dinner with him yesterday evening and I believe he is a viable contender.  I won’t go into his background, he’s got web pages for that.  Go have a look.  I found him to be a man of enormous energy and conviction with a sound grasp of the issues immediately facing the nation and the 28th Congressional District, and a clear understanding of the underlying malaise afflicting California in particular and the country generally.  I like him as a man, as a conservative and as a genuine, rock-ribbed Republican.

So why do I like him, and why do I think he can win?  A lot of reasons.  First, he’s not a theoretician, he has a lot of experience in the real world of business and commerce.  He has started and run his own successful business.  He has worked with various associations within this industry as well as other associated industries.  This man is no dreamer, he knows what reality is, and what it takes to shape reality to his dreams and aspirations.  He has proved that he has energy, focus, grit and drive.  He’s not a guy to let himself be swayed by the Donk’s smoke and mirror rhetoric or fall for their Lucy and the football promises.

Second, he loves America.  As the son of refugees who fled Communism he knows just how awful the alternatives to America can be.  In speaking to him it is clear that he hates the Left’s disdain for the Constitution, and he hates what they have done to California.  But beyond hating the failed policies of the Democrats and loving America, he passionately believes that the American people have it within themselves to repudiate those failed policies, to embrace true Constitutional values and not simply restore America but to enlarge it beyond her former glory.

Third, this guy is no shrinking violet, no hot house flower.  He speaks with the power and directness of a man who has not dedicated his life to ingratiating himself to others; he’s not polished, he does not pander.  He’s from New Jersey and the wharfs, and it shows.  He’s blunt, direct, he’s got a rough edge to him but he’s not crass.  He’s not a man about whom you’ll have to be trying to guess what his real purposes are; he’s got integrity.  My impression is that he fights hard for what he wants, and will fight hard for what the communities of the 28th district want and need.

In meeting with Johnny I had two purposes: one, to ascertain if he was the real McCoy, I believe he is, as you can see; two, to find out what he needs and how we can help.  If we’re going to flush Schiff back into the sewers from which he came we’re going to have to help him. He told me what he needs.

The first thing he asked for is people.  He’s having a town hall on September 26th, the first of three, and he would love to see real Republicans show up to support him.  The next two Town halls will be announced, but there is to be a Candidate Forum on October 24th in which two Republicans (Johnny Nalbandian and Mark Reed) will debate two Democrats (Adam Schiff and some other shmuck).  So that’s one thing, show up and support our candidate.

The other thing he asked for is money.  Schiff has something like a $4,000,000 war chest funded by Marxist billionaires.  Johnny, like all Republican candidates, is running on fumes.  He could only give me two yard signs, all he had, because he orders them as donations come in to the sadly limited extent that they do come in.  Yes, he has more coming, but still, these things don’t make themselves.  Go to his website NOW and donate GENEROUSLY to him.  He’s exhausted his savings and depends on fellow Republicans to keep going.  You guys want to unseat Schiff, now put your money where your mouth is.

Please note that I will shortly have precinct walking lists available.  I suggest a modest donation to the Republican Club as the Club paid to get these lists.  I will shortly also have related mailing labels and will provide materials that you guys can print a few at a time on your home computer (or Office Depot) and send to your neighborhoods.

Finally there’s this.  While we were inside talking some Schiff supporting loser expressed his opinion and left it under Johnny’s windshield wipers.  It turns out that these Donk Dupes drive as well as they write.  Behold the brilliance and be amazed!

Illumination

Suggested: listen to the Beatles while reading this post.

President Trump has ordered the declassification of previously unreleased and/or redacted material regarding the FISA court materials in the Russia collusion probe.

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

I’m sure they’ll drag their feet as best they’re able, but it will come out, and soon.  The soon to be ex-Congressman from the 28th District, Adam Schiffhead Schiff has noted the event, and predictably decried it.

“President Trump, in a clear abuse of power, has decided to intervene in a pending law enforcement investigation by ordering the selective release of materials he believes are helpful to his defense team and thinks will advance a false narrative,” Schiff said in a statement.

“With respect to some of these materials, I have been previously informed by the FBI and Justice Department that they would consider their release a red line that must not be crossed as they may compromise sources and methods,” Schiff added. “This is evidently of no consequence to a President who cares about nothing about the country and everything about his narrow self-interest.”

Spin it, Schiffy.  Realistically, what else can you do?  Jig’s up.  I’ve even seen reports that the Donks are offering to drop the #MeToo BS against Kavanaugh in exchange for reversing the declassification order.  My, my, my!  What’s in those docs and texts must really be juicy. Yeah, spin it, you’ll just be drilling a borehole straight to Hell for you and your Commiecrat pals.  Nunez has it right:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nune (R-Calif.) said Trump’s order to release 20 pages from the Page surveillance application “shouldn’t take more than a few days.” But he raised the specter that a reluctant intelligence community could delay it further. Nunes also suggested that this release of documents should be “all the information that the American people will need to see.”

“This is really full transparency for the American people,” he said.

“For two years we’ve been force-feeding this Russia Kool-Aid to the American people,” he continued, adding, “I feel so bad for some of these people in the resistance.”

I don’t.  I will rejoice when I hear their lamentations.  So sue me.

Oh, and it seems that Jeff Sessions is un-recusing himself.  I don’t have backup on this … yet.  If it is true then we’ll be hearing about it soon.  And we’ll be hearing a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth as these traitors see the maw of their destruction opening under their feet. They have been feeling it coming, the tremors as cracks appear and widen in their supposedly invulnerable wall mutually supportive network of silence and lies.

But it’s not just at the very tip-top that things are coming unravelled.  Our old pal James O’Keefe brings us more of what these barbarians have been doing.  This is the undercover reporter guy that brought down ACORN some years ago, broke the Planned Parenthood selling baby parts story, pulled the cover off the Teacher’s Unions and is now going after the Deep State.

Things are coming unravelled for them, and not a moment too soon.  More will be revealed.  Recommended: Pray for the President, the Country and our own families.  Things could get rough.  Stay away from crowds.

The Deep State Blues

The term ‘Deep State’ has gained currency in the last few years.  It refers to a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.  These people are typically on the Left, working for the transformation of America into a totalitarian collectivist State, consciously working to undermine the rule of law and invalidate the express will of the more traditionally minded majority of Americans.

We know who some of these people are.  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are certainly the most famous of the Deep State leadership.  We have come to know the names of a few others: Lois Lerner, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Peter Strzok, James Clapper, Lisa Barsoomian, and a cast of black hats too numerous to mention by name.  It is literally a cast of thousands, most of whom quietly work for the demise of our Constitutional liberties behind the scenes.

Trump is their nemesis.  In the first place because he is not one of them, but worse, he knows about them, opposes them and has set out to destroy them.  That is why they have been trying to mount a coup to have him removed from office from the moment he was elected.

The Deep State has been successful all these years precisely because they are a secret organization, a cabal, unknown and unaccountable to any outside their ranks.  That is changing.  We have seen a number of these people and their agendas exposed and in many cases removed from influence.  It is this exposure that is most dangerous to them, because once their cover is blown they become vulnerable to the operation of law.

Congress has been grinding away at the layers of secrecy and obfuscation for months, slowly and painfully drawing out into public view the horrible truth: these people hate us and want to see us corralled, tamed and either neutered or destroyed.  But now, a new window is opening on their maleficence.

This will NOT help the Donks come November.

Admiral Mike Rogers is the man who personally went and told candidate Trump that the FBI was covertly surveilling his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower.

Waking up to Crazytown

Generally I find political ads pretty uninspiring.  Here, however, is a really great one from the RNC.  I am pleasantly surprised on two counts.  First, it is dead on target, the target being the growing insanity of the Left.  Clearly it is an attack ad using the Donks’ own words and actions to expose their appalling propensity for violence.  This is good because so many low information voters will not have seen most of this on the regular propaganda channels.  Second, it doesn’t moralize.

Some people think that Republicans should be above attack ads, proponents of the Mitt Romney school of electoral victory: “My worthy opponent is a great guy, a wonderful father and patriotic American.  Vote for me.”  Nice guys finish last.  It is necessary to clearly and unforgettably establish in the electorate’s mind not only why they should vote for us, but also why they should NOT vote for Democrats.

The American Spectator has an interesting article advancing the thesis that the opposition to Trump has less to do with Trump the man than opposition to Trump the voice of We the People.

They are out to get Trump only because they want to crush the populist revolt and restore the Ancien Régime. They have no respect for democracy and even less for the voters. They want to disenfranchise 63 million “deplorable” Trump supporters and go back to business as usual — fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a Venezuela. There’s only one way to stop these creeps from impeaching the President and ruining the country. Every Trump voter who came out in 2016 must go to the polls on November 6 and drown the Democrats in a red wave.

This coup d’etat we cannot allow to happen.  Only we can prevent it.  Ask me for your precinct walking maps and I will provide them.  Don’t wait, do it NOW!

The crazymaking strategy

Wretchard T. Cat (aka Richard Fernandez) has a great analysis of the Donks’ strategy.  Click on the link and follow the series of tweets to the end.

Say, why haven’t I been deluged by requests for precinct walking lists?  Y’all couch potatoes get off the couch and go make spuds!

By the way, don’t forget the Summer Party.

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You are invited to the fabulous, wonderful indescribable awesme etc.:

Annual Summer Party – Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
1823 Foothill Blvd.,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly gladly presents its annual Summer Party at the magnificent Jeffers’ Estate in the foothills of La Cañada Flintridge, at the top of the 2-Freeway @ Foothill Blvd.
CONFIRMED GUEST SPEAKERS:
CARL DEMAIO — “The New Howard Jarvis” YES on 6 Author of the popular “Gas Tax Repeal” Initiative on the November ballot.
And The Dynamic Power Duo:
SUPERVISOR MICHELLE STEEL — Anti Sanctuary State LeaderSHAWN STEEL — California Republican National Committeeman –Repeal the Sanctuary State Campaign (among others)
Catered TRI-TIP BBQ Lunch — No-host beer and wine bar — Music by popular “Sardo Brothers Band”
Tickets prices: $20/person, $40/couple (plus online fees) bring the kids! 12 & under FREE & Fun Stuff for the Kids (if you cannot attend, a donation will be greatly appreciated).
Dress Attire: Appropriate Summer Casual –Get Your SELFIES With Our Prominent Guests and Speakers
Pick-up your “Repeal the Gas Tax” campaign kits, yard signs, and sign the initiative petition to “Repeal the California Sanctuary Law”. Get your grass roots, boots on the ground supplies ready for a big push!
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded people: Fellow Republicans who share your views and values, and….Have lunch and personally meet our dynamic invited guest speakers — all on the front lines of California’s hottest , most critical issues affecting you and your families.
LET’S GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR CALIFORNIA’S BIG 2018 REPUBLICAN WIN IN NOVEMBER
TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS

Share this event on Facebookand Twitter.We hope you can make it!Cheers,Diana Kronfli, Lois Billings

Uranium One, Inc.

Have you ever wondered what you get back when you file a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rubric?  I always thought you got a pile of papers.  But no, it seems that is provided in electronic format.  Since the FBI kindly provided some documents in response to such a request I thought you guys might like to see what it looks like.  So here are some documents on Uranium One, Inc. involving She Who Is Above the Basket of Deplorables.

Just follow the link below to see what has been turned over.  A warning screen with a red border might pop up; just click on it and it will disappear.

https://vault.fbi.gov/uranium-one-transaction/uranium-one-transaction-part-01-of-01/view

Some of it is pretty boring, some of it is pretty interesting.  Like this bit, for instance:

Lock her up!

Dictatorial impulses

Adam ‘Oh shif’ Schiff is off promoting the idea that Donald Trump is some kind of iron fisted dictator.  This from a ranking member to the Party of Totalitarianism!  Irony ain’t in it.  Adam, old bean, if what you said were true you would long ago have been dragged out by bulky men in bad suits, shot and later brought to trial.  The fact that you can still flap your pie hole gives the lie to your idiocy.  I’m always surprised at the gob smacking stupidity of the lines your masters feed you.  There’s really only one reason they keep you around.

Trump and global economics

A member of the Republican Club submits today’s entry.  I grant that I do not have the author’s permission to present his work which I believe is well worth our Club’s members’ consideration.  If he objects I will certainly withdraw the post with apologies.  I make bold to add my own observations at the end.

First and foremost, get politics out of your mind and put aside the authors biases; just read what is going on and if you doubt any of it check it out in your own way.
This is a Global Economics piece.  The fact that it is written by a guy who is apparently a huge Trump/Republican fan who is opposed to Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters does not change the facts.  The author is Joel Ross, Principal, Citadel Realty Advisors, 15 West 36th Street, NYC, NY.   Mr. Ross publishes a $300 per year subscription newsletter, which makes predictions based upon economic data.
July 29, 2018, by Joel Ross
To understand the trade war with China, you need to understand that China at the moment is having a major slowdown economically.  The stock market is down 25%.  Many banks are being bailed out by the government.
Everything and everyone in China is way over levered, and the economy is therefore in a high risk position which the government was trying to fix.  The trade war got in the way, forcing the government to subsidize the smaller banks.  China is loaning tens of billions to countries like Pakistan to build ports and railroads and infrastructure.  Problem is, these countries have zero possible way to ever repay these loans.  So, now the Chinese are faced with stopping the projects or asking the IMF to bail them out.
It is a mess for China and the countries who took the loans.  There is starting to be pushback against China for this.  So, Trump’s timing to go after China is exactly right.  They are in a weakened position right now.  Ignore all the hype about how they could sell their $1.4 trillion of US Treasuries; sell to whom?  Not going to happen.
The whole world agrees China violates every rule on trade and steals IP.  Trump is just the only one who is willing to take them on, with the rest of the world cheering him on from the sidelines.  Now it appears the EU is willing to cooperate with Trump and revise the WTO and to push China on IP and other trade violations, something they were never willing to do before.
Can 4% GDP growth continue?  Maybe.  But 3.5% would be great.  Remember the left, and the press saying in 2016 and early 2017 that 2% GDP was the new normal maximum, and the US was at its peak and we faced stagflation, economic decline, etc. Two percent was the accepted number as what good growth would be.  Larry Summers was right out there saying 4% was impossible.  Some in the mainstream media and Wall Street said getting above 2% was pure fantasy, and Trump was dreaming.
So, as I have said often, ignore the talking heads, and the mainstream media.  They all have an agenda.  Almost none are objective.  The tax bill and deregulation was a huge boost.  The left just can’t admit it.
There are even stories now in the press that 4% is really a bad thing.  Four percent is great!  It may not be 4% next quarter, but 3.5% would be terrific.  If Trump really does a deal with the EU, Mexico and Canada, and then Japan, 3.5%, or better, is very realistic.
Capital expenditures will ramp up further once the tariff issues subside and that uncertainty goes away.  The legacy media states exports were hyped due to pending tariffs, but to do that, inventories were drawn down, so this quarter inventories will be rebuilt, potentially pushing GDP growth upward.  The press does not want you to believe it because it means the Republicans win in November, so they will try to convince you otherwise.  Even my very liberal economist friends admit  privately to me that the economy is going to be booming for at least 6 more quarters.  The key is to reelect Republicans to control Congress.
Keep in mind Maxine Waters will chair the finance committee if the Dems get control, and Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker.  Think about that combo, and the lowered ability to get budgets and more tax reform done.  It should drive you to the polls and to take all your friends with you to vote.
What a trade – Trump, and 4% GDP, or Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi.
If you want to understand Russia, and the whole gas pipeline issue you need to understand that gas and oil is 52% of Russia’s GDP.   The GDP of Russia is slightly smaller than NY State, around $1.5 trillion.  GDP per capita is only $8,748 in 2017.  This is far lower than in 2013.  We heard this first hand when I was in Russia, but now the stats show it to be true.  The standard of living in Russia is declining.  Twenty percent of the Russian budget goes to weapons and the military.
So, Trump is right.  How can Germany build a new gas pipeline with Russia which will fund more weapons spending, when they are supposedly having sanctions because of weapons and Crimea?  It’s nuts.  The gas line will provide Russia billions of new cash flow for weapons which are aimed at…Germany.  But Merkel also thought letting in over 1 million Muslims was also a great idea until the voters rebelled, and the rest of the EU voted right wing in response.
Reality is Russia is now in economic decline due to lower oil prices and corruption.  Defense spending was reduced this year.  So what does Merkel want to do?  Build the pipeline to pay them more badly needed money.  Trump is not out of line for his comments.  The pipeline is the same as Obama paying Iran $150 billion just as their economy was tanking.  Truth is Russia cannot afford to wage a real war in Europe now that Trump has forced NATO to materially up spending and readiness.
If Obama was still in power Putin could take over Baltic states and have only a few sanctions because under Obama NATO was militarily unable to react.  That was why Putin felt he could go into Crimea with no big problem.  Putin also knew he could continue his cyber war with no real consequences under Obama.  Don’t believe the crap about Trump favoring Putin, or that the Russians have something on him.  That’s more lefty nonsense.  The US pays 71% of NATO’s costs.  Germany pays less than 1.2% of their GDP for their own defense.  We pay far more for Germany’s defense than Germany does, and they can afford to pay.
Trump is right for making this a major issue.  So in 2018, NATO and the US are upping spending on defense and Russia cannot keep up.  Russia is forced to reduce spending because oil prices did not rise as much as Putin needed.
Under Obama US defense spending went down from 2013 on, and Russian spending on its military went up a lot, and China’s even more.  Obama left us in very bad and weak shape versus our main adversaries.  It was massive US defense spending by Reagan versus Russia that won the Cold War.  The story now is very similar versus Russia and Iran.  The best way to win a war is to far outspend the bad guys until they fold with no shots being fired.  A strong offensive capability and willingness to use it (missiles fired at Syria) is the best defense.  Putin and Xi got the message.  Putin blew it by favoring Trump.  The last thing he wanted was a much stronger US military and stronger, capable NATO.
Iran’s GDP is $439 billion, less than that of 14 states.  And now it is tanking.  Obama gave them $150 billion, which was 34% of their GDP.  Iran cannot compete with the US and Israel.  Israel is much smaller by population and has a GDP of $320 billion.  With sanctions Trump is imposing, Iran is in real economic trouble, and cannot afford a war with us, the Sunnis, and Israel.
The Obama nuke deal just empowered Iran to go on an expansion into Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon.  Now Israel and the US are pushing back with the help of the Sunnis.  Reimposing sanctions will severely cripple Iran and they will likely try to attack shipping in the straits and the Red Sea.  It will end very badly for them now that the Sunnis, Israel and the US are teamed up, the US military is being rebuilt, Sadr is pushing back on Iran trying to control Iraq, and the Iranian people are protesting and ready to revolt.
The entire Mideast situation is going to change by year end when sanctions go back into effect.  Iran will run out of money to continue their expansion.  What is astonishing is Merkel and the EU prefer to try to get around the US sanctions and trade with Iran instead of cooperating with us and destroying the regime.  And the press thinks Trump acts badly with the EU?  The EU hasn’t been paying for their own defense and they favor Iran.
The US economy is on a roll.  It will be strong well into 2019 and maybe into 2020.  The stock market will go up.  Just be patient.  Bond prices will decline further.  All equities will continue to work.  They will resolve trade in the next 90 days.  Before November.  NAFTA will get revised.  WTO will get revised.  Putin is in no economic shape to invade anyone, or do another Syria.  He is now motivated to try to work with Trump.  If oil prices stay around where they are, Russia is hurting.  The US Q3 GDP will be over 3%.  This is like under Reagan.
Trump will bury Putin in military spending and Putin will have to concede on some issues.  It will just take time.  It took Reagan three years.  If the result is no pipeline, Russia is in more trouble.  Farm products in the EU will still be a big problem.  Macron cannot give in on this and stay in office.  From here on it is all about China, and how Xi can give in and not lose face.
Bottom line, a very strong US economy and big defense spending will overwhelm Russia and Iran.  A strong economy, allowing big defense spending, matters a lot in terms of geopolitics. The price of oil is strategic, not just economic.
Nicky Haley will be elected president in 2024   She will be the first woman president. Mark it down
“God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.” – François-Joseph Méry

I am not as bullish as Mr. Ross.  For one thing, it seems to me that so much irrationality has been built into the American economic system over the years that it is a mathematical certainty that the consequences will catch up to us.  It hasn’t happened yet, but it will, and the longer it delays the worse it will be.

First, consider the national debt, which is continuing to climb.  Trump can’t really control that as that is the provenance of Congress.  But one of the Trump campaign planks was reform of the medical monopolies which are a prime driver unfunded liabilities.  He fell silent on this topic immediately after the election and has allowed the status quo to continue, piling up trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities.  And no, simply repealing Obamacare does not address the issue.

Second, as I am in Real Estate I am noticing that the housing market seems to reached its apogee; prices in Southern California have not only stopped rising, they have declined, and will, in my opinion, continue to do so.  It feels like 2007 all over again.  The 2007 housing bubble pop kicked off the 2008 recession; times have changed, but a substantial decline in the housing market will produce no short term improvements in the economy, of that I am sure.

Of course if things do drop into the toilet Trump will be blamed, and if it happens before November it will affect the election.  If the Donks take the House there will be the devil to pay, you can bet your bottom dollar on that.  So it is vitally important to insure that they do not do so.  That means we must work, work, work.  I have access to precinct lists which I will gladly make available to members (as I have already done for those who asked), and I can arrange for campaign materials for you as well.

Your humble prognisticator offers this sound advice for these interesting times, regardless of what happens, “Buckle up and hold on to your hat.”