Don Surber

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The poll that should scare Democrats

As the week began, Mike Allen of Axios had it all figured out. Democrats will retake the House, elect Nancy Pelosi as speaker, and impeach Ptresident Trump. Yay!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Grading Trump's Fake News Awards

President Trump unveiled his Fake News Awards tonight after an hourlong glitch by Republicans. Earlier today, I received my manuscript back from the book editor for "Fake News Follies of 2017," which I will publish next month.

Let's see how Trump did.

Apple to create 20,000 jobs, and give Uncle Sam $38 billion

The key to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was cutting the corporate tax rate from 35% -- the heaviest tax burden in the industrial world -- to 21% which is just over the European Union average of 20.9%.

But almost as important is the Repatriation Tax, which allows corporations to bring overseas profits into the USA by paying a 15.5% tax instead of the 21% tax.

President Kasich's first year

I see where Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio -- his father was a mailman, you know -- plans to run for president again. Well, running for president can be quite lucrative as Harold Stassen discovered. Many are the rich people who will lavish money on a celebrity politician.

But what if Kasich were seeking re-election as president?

99th Amazon review of "Trump the Press."

99 luftballoons. 99 problems. 99 bottles of beer on the wall. And now 99 Amazon reviews of "Trump the Press."

Need just one more.

Trumping the Korean War

The Korean War, now in its 68th year, is the longest war in American history, although it has been on hiatus for 65 of those years.

President Trump may have ended it.

QB Trump vs. Crybaby Cory

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey is a perfect example of the eternal adolescence that is destroying our country from within.

Booker questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about a discredited report that President Trump privately called some s***hole countries s***holes.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thank you, Teresa G. Warren

Teresa G. Warren has written the 98th Amazon review of "Trump the Press." Like my wife, it is short and sweet:
I'm not Trump's biggest fan by any means, but I'm glad I bought and read this book. Great book. Very well researched, in depth, and lots of details. Mr. Surber did a great job here.
Two more! I need two more reviews to make 100.

Americans deserve a better press than this

The White House physician released the results of his examination of the president. There is nothing wrong with the 71-year-old president.

The press is as disappointed as Kim Jong Un is. CNN trotted out its in-house quack to argue with the doctor.

S***hole liberalism

One of my dearest readers reminded me that Melinda Byerley, a coastal liberal tweeted on January 2017 that Middle America is “a s***thole with stupid people.”

Byerley is the CEO of a company that does marketing for Silicon Valley companies.

Who needs Europe?

President Trump is taking his wife and most of his Cabinet to Davos, Switzerland, for the annual economic summit.

The European Union bureaucracy wants to use this to get The Donald. They read the New York Times every day, and therefore, they think he is this great big dumb orange ogre. It's a new riff on their usual and predictable anti-Americanism.

Don't sell the NYT

Jack Shafer has advice for the new publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger, who coincidentally is the fourth man with that name to become publisher.

Shafer's advice is to sell.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Why the stable genius took on North Korea

How a man treats his exes (be they in Texas or New York) will tell you something about him (and of course, them).

The first Missus Donald Trump told Fox News:
Remarking on a much-criticized tweet in which Donald Trump called himself a "stable genius," Ivana Trump echoed the sentiment.
“I don’t think Donald is going to do anything irrational. He is a stable genius, definitely," she said.

You ruined the night for Samantha Power

Samantha Power, Obama's final UN Ambassador, had Election Night 2016 all planned. She invited 37 other UN ambassadors to a party -- women only -- to celebrate the shattering of the glass ceiling in which no woman had ever been elected head of state.

Well, except if you disregard the 19 female heads of state at the time, as well as Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher.

How to keep Twitter from seeing your sexy pictures

The scandal du jour is that Twitter employees spend all day looking at pictures of nekkid people. The headline at the Drudge Report read:

Almost trigger World War 3, keep your job

Charles Peters, the founder of Washington Monthly magazine, regularly chastised the government for not firing its incompetents. Unfireable, he moaned.

Which was odd since Peters is a believer in the great patriarchal government that takes care of everyone from cradle to grave -- whether they want it or not.

Importing poverty

"Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?" asked the headline in the Los Angeles Times.

It's imported.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

200 people in Haiti see that Trump is no racist

Bill and Hillary Clinton used the earthquake in Haiti to raise millions for their sham charity. They also used their connections to scam a mining permit from the Haitian government for her worthless brother.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Rand Paul was among the eye surgeons who went to Haiti to restore the eyesight of 200 people in 2015.

Trump vs. Obama, or capitalism vs. communism

The announcement this week that Mazda and Toyota that they will invest $1.6 billion in a plant to make automobiles and SUVs in Alabama is the latest erasure of the Obama legacy of closing factories, and moving work to foreign soil.

The new plant will mean employment in Alabama until at least the middle of the century, creating 4,000 direct jobs and up to five times as many jobs for suppliers.

Things journalists believe that are untrue

As I await the editing of "Fake News Follies of 2017," I re-read it and think disquieting thoughts about why Fake News replaced the real stuff.