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The Sign of the Donkey
The Sanders constituency didn’t win control of the Democrat Party, and Obama has the tiller through Tom Perez, who has always been his cat’s paw. Perez’s job is to motivate working class white people while his party has built itself on hating and mocking working class white people who ‘cling bitterly to their God and guns’.
President Trump found the whole arrangement much to his liking (and personal amusement) and tweeted as is his way. The progs were not amused at the tweet and feel that they can motivate the deplorables to vote for their candidates, and to let more illegals in to take what jobs are remaining in the Heartland.
The Sign of the Black Tie Extravaganza
The White House Correspondent’s Dinner is an event where the elite, smug, self-satisfied, deceptive, progressive mainstream media parties with the President. Many Hollywood grandees are often invited to share in the narcissistic orgasm that the press has at their big night with the President. This year, they all threatened to boycott the dinner as a signal to President Trump. 
President Trump announced that he wasn’t going to attend but that they should have a grand time of self congratulation (not unlike the Oscars) without him.
The elite mainstream media (which replaced the Democrat Party as a major US political party) decried President Trump’s failure to participate as a shot across the bow of free speech and freedom of the press. No, it’s not the Super Bowl, but you can still eat popcorn and watch the fireworks.
Signaling the Long March in the Spratly Islands

Chinese crews are building concrete structures with retractable roofs on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross Reefs. These are the three man-made islets which have operational runways and other support structures. 
The Chinese said that they are carrying out normal construction activities on their own territory. The deployment of necessary and appropriate territorial defense facilities is a normal right under international law for sovereign nations, an official said.
Installation of hardened and weather-proof shelters for air defense missile systems on the three islets with runways is a technological step up from anti-aircraft guns and shoulder-fired air defense missiles. The Chinese are building, perhaps nearing completion of, an integrated, modern local air defense system. It probably already is a sector in the national integrated air defense system. 
The new construction is a continuation of China’s militarization of the Spratly Islands, rather than a new stage in the process. After the Chinese completed the construction of the runways, this step was certain to follow. It was just a matter of time. Declaration of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) is a logical next step.
Chinese annexation of territory that was not theirs is simply muscle flexing on their part that came easy during the eight years when the US signaled weakness and a lack of interest in stopping them (or anyone else including ISIS). I don’t know how that will change in terms of absolute function now that there is a new US administration. Practically, the Chinese will wait for the mid-term elections to see how much staying power the new American philosophy has before it continues to expand like a cancer across the Pacific.

8 thoughts on “Signaling

  1. I am loathe to speculate (no I'm not, truth be known), however I shall proceed at my own risk: time will tell, but the Democrats have just elected to their DNC chairpersonship an Obama guy. Tom Perez will persevere in forwarding the Obama agenda in every way. That agenda has proven to be wildly unpopular in 37 of the 57 U.S. states (according to Barry's calculus, 50 states to the rest of us). I can only do the math here: Tom Perez will continue to put forward un-electable socialists at every level of government, from dog catcher on up. The voting public in most districts (aside from deep blue Democrat pus holes like Manhattan, Chicago, LA, Houston, Boston, SF, etc.) will continue to ignore these socialists and elect conservatives as far as the eye can see.

    I could only have hoped for one better outcome of this DNC election: would that only Keith Ellison (D-Mn) have won, who is so far left that one has to have binoculars to find him on the political stage. But Tom Perez is a good, solid marxist. He will ensure that liberalism continues to wane as a philosophy.

    Their ideas are no longer on the debate floor. They can't win any honest debate. The only tool they have in the bag now is the politics of personal destruction (perfected by the Clintons). The American voter is already wise to these tactics, so a conservative majority is fairly secure as far as I can tell.

    Of course, I could be wrong: the GOP has a habit of blowing things, we'll see if that nasty habit continues going forward.

  2. I didn't watch the self-congratulatory, millionaire socialist back slap last night. I feel better for that. And I avoid the very fake news of the msm, another bonus.

  3. The GOP blows things up, but Trump has changed that calculus. And while Trump is not a good public speaker, his actions are solid, well formulated and he is holding the Republicans to an agenda. More cabinet members need to be confirmed as the Democrats are slow-walking the process.

    Barack polarized the nation and the Donkeys are marginalizing themselves, while the Mainstream Media replaces them as a political party.

  4. A lot of those people are billionaires and would take offense at you tagging them as mere millionaires. In fact, after a comment like that, I doubt that you'll be invited to any of their wiccan conclaves, cocktail parties, or orgies. Take THAT, LSP.

  5. I don't blame Trump from not attending the press party. All they would do is ridicule him with jokes. They will do that anyway, and he won't have to be there acting like they are funny. He is not trying to shut down the media like the Reds and the Nazis did, but is looking for a fair shake. Report the truth and facts, not an agenda. He has more pressing problmes with China.

  6. The corrupt, elite, nasty, smug mainstream media thinks that it's 'all about them' and there's not much that can change that narcissistic tumor that they live in.

  7. From Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.

    “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

    President Trump isn't playing by their assumed rules. Instead he is using their rules against them. Charge the MSM with "fake news" and watch them howl. People are now sneering at reporters and not Trump.

  8. He read "Rules for Radicals" and is using their playbook against them.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." – Mahatma Gandhi

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