Politically Speaking – April 18, 2017
Just hours after parades and other festivities in honor of the birthday of the country’s founder Kim Il-sung, North Korea fired another ballistic missile. Seconds after it was fired, the missile failed. I’m sure this was a great embarrassment to the unstable leader of North Korea. Hmm… Unstable leader and unstable missiles.
Kim Jong-un recently claimed North Korea is close to perfecting an intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead that could hit the U.S. mainland, causing even greater concern with the leadership of North Korea. Many believe that they could reach that goal in a few years, while Donald Trump is President.
So what do we take away from this recent action? Remember that in 2017 alone there have been four missile tests since Donald Trump has been the President. The North Korean leader is crazy and unstable, making him even more dangerous, with only China having any control over this increasingly explosive situation.
Donald Trump has made no comments on the latest action from North Korea. I’m not saying he won’t, but at this time, I would say the less said the better.
On to the most recent protests (as if there haven’t been enough) across the country. The protests were over President Donald Trump not releasing his tax returns, with the kooks in Berkeley, CA, New York City, and Chicago, IL being the hot spots. This makes me wonder who’s paying for these outbursts of violence. Remember, it wasn’t long ago when Rachel Maddow released a copy of Trump’s tax returns showing the huge amount paid, making a total fool of herself. The fact is, extreme liberals have to protest against something.
Maybe all of Trump’s tax returns will be released after all of Obama’s college records — including grades, funding and etc. — are released. All of these have been questioned by the right for years! But I don’t recall any protests or violence on the streets.
On to Neil Gorsuch… The Supreme Court Justice is slated to hear his first two cases on Monday, and by the end of this week, seven cases!
In the news last week as well, it’s been reported that the Feds may waive tests for new border agents. The federal government, under Trump, is now looking to bulk up the borders by hiring 5,000 new agents. Hopefully, veterans will be first in line for these new additional jobs. For some reason, in the past it has been taking 18 months to hire an applicant. This all reaffirms another Trump campaign statement, “Our borders will no longer be open to illegal immigrants.”
On a few closing notes:
Record taxes were collected in the first quarter of 2017 at a total of $1.5 trillion.
Tax day this year is or was April 18, depending on when you read this column!
And last, it’s been reported that Melania and son, Barron Trump will be moving from Trump Tower into the White House this June after school is out.
This will be the first time a young son of the President has lived in the White House since John John Kennedy, son of President John F. and Jackie Kennedy.
Until next week.
A special hello to June and Bill Riley.