Mayor Pete…… not so fast!

Trump Compares Pete Buttigieg to MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman

The Democrat Socialist Party’s…along with the media’s usual crew of sycophants… all hail their new darling … South Bend’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg!!!

His last name is a mouthful, but Mayor Pete would rather have his mouth on his “husband” Chasten Glezman Buttigieg!  Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, said his husband’s campaign is about love.

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Why Stocks Can’t Wait for the Midterms to Be Over

Mature woman reading the financial news

The stock market is likely to struggle between now and the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

And it isn’t because stocks favor one party or the other.

It’s because investors hate uncertainty, and these elections create a healthy dose of just that.

If anything, this year’s election season appears to be creating an above-average amount of uncertainty, given the particularly large number of Republicans who have already announced that they won’t run for re-election—most prominently House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Why are the midterms so significant?

The professors point to an economic-policy created by three finance professors…but seriously, folks…. one does not normally play golf in a thunderstorm!

But what about another piece of traditional wisdom: “Sell in May and go away,” also known as the “Halloween indicator”?

These old saws say that the stock market is far stronger over the six months between Halloween and May Day than it is over the other half of the year.

But, that’s for the poor sod’s whose revenue stream depends heavily on investments!

As for Old Johnson, I’m hanging out my “psychic reading” shingle!

Johnson Long

Big Stick Wins Again

President Trump hods small statue of a sherrif from the early 20th century

Big stick ideology, big stick diplomacy, or big stick policy refers to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy: “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”

China recently experienced that the notion being expressed here… is the opposite of the tactics employed by the failed Obama administration.   

The Obama administration failed to begin to be stern and tough at the beginning of their foolish tenure, and grew easy to steal from, to lie to, and all the time,

China built up a force for war in the South China Sea.  The list goes on and on and on….  sadly, America paid the price.

But, thanks to the “new sheriff in town” China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping’s pledge Tuesday to open his country’s market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has unsettled financial markets and could jeopardize a global economic expansion.

Stock markets rallied worldwide on optimism for relief from what has become the most high-stakes trade confrontation since World War II.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up more than 400 points in early afternoon trading.

President Donald J. Trump is not a person that can be trifled with… he does not walk softly, but he carries the biggest stick in the world.  Good job, Sir!  Carry on!

Johnson Long