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Tax Reform, Full Steam Ahead; John Conyers to Retire?

Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Wednesday, November 29, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

Tax Reform, Full Steam Ahead

There is an unmistakable sense of optimism among Republicans in Congress and in the Trump administration.  The Senate, will all 52 Republicans voting “yea,” has agreed to debate the tax bill that previously passed the House.  Even Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who had been squarely on the fence, now indicates that she will likely vote for the final tax bill.  In another good sign for the legislation, a study says most Americans will get at least some tax relief if the bill is enacted.

Stark Warning to North Korea

The Trump administration and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley are as clear as can be:  “If war comes,” Haley said yesterday at the UN, “the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”  She also reiterated that war is not the first option and will only occur if the North Koreans continue their “acts of aggression.”

Winter Olympics in Jeopardy?

The Winter Olympic Games will begin in Pyeonchang, South Korea in just over two months.  Unless, that is, North Korean threats and belligerence interfere.  A South Korean official now says that any missile launches prior to the Olympics could “deal a fatal blow” to the games.

Mueller Probe Focused on Flynn

Earlier this month special counsel Robert Mueller and his team questioned Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law.  The interrogation reportedly focused on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned from the Trump administration and who has had questionable dealings in Russia and Turkey.  There are also new reports that General Flynn is trying to work out some type of plea deal with the investigators.

Sessions Testimony Today

In a related development, the House Intelligence Committee will interview Attorney General Jeff Sessions today about possible Russian interference in last year’s election.  The questioning will take place behind closed doors, although leaks are as predictable as the morning sun.  Republicans and Democrats on the committee are deeply split and will likely issue two separate reports when their investigation is complete.

NFL Will Give $89-Million to “Social Justice”

In an effort to make peace with disgruntled players, the National Football League has agreed to pony up tens of millions of dollars to various causes and charities that have not been identified.  The money will likely go to groups that believe police brutality is rampant and must be addressed.  However, this deal does not mandate that players stop kneeling or otherwise protesting during the National Anthem.

Nasty Mag Trashes Melania’s Christmas Diaplay

Vogue magazine, which once lavished praise on Syria’s murderous Bashar al-Assad, is very, very offended at the White House Christmas display.  According to the unhinged article, the decorations are “an apocalyptic, barren landscape similar to what some of us imagine lies in America’s future.”  Wow!

Kellyanne Conway, Opioid Czarina

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s portfolio has been expanded.  She will lead the administration’s efforts to combat the massive problem of opioid abuse and addiction in America.  President Trump had previously declared the crisis a national public health emergency.

Stuart Smalley’s Big Trouble in Minnesota

Senator Al Franken, who has unctuously vowed to regain the trust of Minnesota voters, seems to be drowning in The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  The odious Senator, known to be one of the nastiest men in Congress, is up for re-election in 2020 and apparently faces an uphill battle.

John Conyers to Retire?

88-year-old John Conyers, who has been in the House for more than a half-century, may finally give up his seat after numerous allegations of sexual misbehavior.  He does not want to resign immediately, but prefers to exit gracefully by not running for reelection next year.

Another Congressman’s Sick Comparison

In an attempt to defend his colleague John Conyers, Democratic Congressman James Clyburn is dealing the race card from the very bottom of the deck.  He reportedly compared Conyers’ accusers to Susan Smith, the white woman who killed her children and falsely claimed they had been abducted by a black man.  Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, felt it necessary to point out that Conyers’ alleged victims are all white women.

Frightening Trends in Obesity

The New England Journal of Medicine has released a new study that portends bad news for America’s future.  The report finds that 57% of children are on track to be obese by the age of 35.  The culprits, as usual, are bad eating habits, cheap calories, a lack of exercise, and those dastardly “machines.”  The researchers also reiterated what most of us have long known, namely that obese toddlers almost always grow into obese adults.

Brown, Where White is Black

Brown University in Rhode Island, a member of the elite Ivy League, is very highly-ranked when it comes to college craziness.  Brown is now permitting any student applying to graduate school to “self-identify” as a “person of color.”  The invaluable College Fix tried mightily to get clarification on the new policy, but was met with either silence or typical academic gibberish.

American Asses on Display

Joseph and Travis DaSilva, a married gay couple from San Diego, thought it was a wise idea to drop their pants at various religious sites in Thailand.  They have been arrested and now face the possibility of jail time.  Perhaps they will turn to President Trump, who has previously helped American asses arrested in Asia.

 


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