How About That February Jobs Report?

From CNBC, “US created 235,000 jobs in Feb, vs 190,000 expected“.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 in February and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in the first full month of President Donald Trump’s term, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Average hourly earnings increased by a healthy 2.8 percent on an annualized basis.

Construction led the way, growing by 58,000, the most in almost a decade, while manufacturing also posted strong gains with 28,000 new jobs.

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The Press’ New Bitch – Johnny ‘Maverick 2.0’ McCain

Little Johnny ‘Maverick 2.0’ McCain, in an effort to regain relevance, get attention from the MSM again, and to prove his ‘little dick’ is bigger than Donald Trump’s ‘little hands’, decided to violate one of the core principles of U.S. Foreign Policy protocol – talk trash about the President when overseas.  How passive-aggressive you are, Little Johnny Maverick 2.0.

CBS News gleefully reports, “John McCain blasts Trump in Munich speech“.

Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday that highlighted fractures within the GOP as the new administration struggles to overcome a chaotic start.

Speaking in Germany at the Munich Security Conference, McCain didn’t mention the president’s name, according to the prepared text, while he lamented a shift in the United States and Europe away from the “universal values” that forged the Western alliance seven decades ago. McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

Here’s Johnny caught during some of his finest hours.

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President Trump Shakes Up Tradition

You could call it “A Tale of Two Shakes”.  Presidential handshakes have come a long way in the last 3 weeks since the Inauguration.  And especially far, since that infamous Obama ‘limp-wrist’ thing with Raul Castro.  That one will most certainly reside in the annals of the Most Cringe Worthy Presidential Moments Ever.  I think it’s probably tied for Number 3 on the list along with George HW Bush’s puking on the Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi.  Eewww.

President Barack ‘Havana Bama’ Obama with His BFF Raul Castro

And tied with O’s limp-wristed handshake is George HW Bush practicing his projectile vomiting on Japanese PM Kiichi.

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FakeNews – Will the @realDonaldTrump Now Do SNL?

That is a question.  Since the @realAlecBaldwin is filling in as the @fakeDonaldTrump in this @FakeNews newspaper story about the @realDonaldTrump, I’m not sure whether to turn the page, change the channel or start following the @realDonaldTrump twitter feed.

Oval Office Cold Open – Alex Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

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‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ and Other Super Bowl LI Observations

The teaser for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was first seen during last night’s Super Bowl. We can only hope the movie is as good as it looks. BTW. Congrats to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their win, and to the Atlanta Falcons for a great game, and to Lady Gaga for keeping her mouth shut except to sing, and to President Donald Trump for predicting the win.  8 points, Mr. President. Huuuge!!  And to 84Lumber, let me add my prediction.  You won’t be getting any of the contracts for building “The Wall” on our Mexican Border any time soon.

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‘You’re Fired’ – Trump Give Assistant AG the Boot

From the National Review, “Why Yates Had to Go“.

It is a very simple proposition. Our Constitution vests all executive power — not some of it, all of it — in the president of the United States. Executive-branch officials do not have their own power. They are delegated by the president to execute his power. If they object to the president’s policies, their choice is clear: salute and enforce the president’s directives, or honorably resign. There is no third way.

No one knows this better than high-ranking officials of the Department of Justice. That is why President Trump was right to fire Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

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Obama’s Leftovers Scurry For the Exits

The Atlantic reports that “Abrupt departures of top officials Wednesday, under disputed circumstances, leave Foggy Bottom without a confirmed secretary or nominees for several top leadership jobs.”  The departures, to my eye, look as though the President called his local Orkin Pest Control man.

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