New Home Sales Rise.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly (emphasis mine – GOC) rose in October, scaling their highest level in 10 years amid robust demand across the country, offering a boost to the housing market.
The Commerce Department said on Monday new home sales increased 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 units last month. That was the highest level since October 2007. September’s sales pace was revised down to 645,000 units from the previously reported 667,000 units.
There’s that word again: unexpectedly. Remember, back during the Obama reign all of the bad economic news was “unexpected”. We constantly heard from the Fake News Media about “recovery summers” that “unexpectedly” didn’t happen or “unexpected” low economic growth. The Fake News Media even tried to put a good face on it by telling people who couldn’t afford vacations because of the poor economy to have “staycations”. They just couldn’t believe that the socialist policies of the Obamessiah weren’t working.
Now they can’t believe that the economy under the racist blowhard Trump is actually going great guns so they try to tell us that all the good news is “unexpected” just like Paul Krugman, economist for ENRON, told us the stock market would never recover from election day. Wrong again Paulie. Who woulda ever thunk that less regulation would make the economy take off? Who woulda ever thunk that capitalism worked better than socialism?
When Obumbler was in charge their excuse for a bad quarter was a storm. Under Trump therre were three hurricanes that hit and economic growth was over 3%. Unexpectedly.
The economy is doing far better than under Oblunder and the stock market keeps setting records. Checked out your 401-K lately? The only thing keeping Trump from positive approval ratings is the fake Russian collusion investigation and the constant fake news coming from the Fake News Media. Piegate? GMAFB! Can you believe whether or not Sarah Sanders baked a pecan pie for her family is news? The White House Press Corps does.
Not only do we have the worst political class in history we also have the worst news media in the history of this country.
SOURCE: Grouchy Old Cripple
Matt Lauer was fired from NBC Wednesday morning for sexual misconduct.
The story dominated the Drudge Report with a searing headline.
Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced.
CNN also reported that NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff there is reason to believe this is not an isolated incident.
The flood gates opened Wednesday afternoon as multiple women accused Lauer of sexual harassment and describe in detail his shocking, lewd behavior while he was in his office.
Variety Magazine conducted a two month investigation, speaking to dozens of current and former NBC staffers. Variety also exclusively spoke to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer
What Matt Lauer did to these women is utterly shocking. Via Variety:
As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.
On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.
Several women also told Variety that they complained about Matt Lauer’s lewd behavior and it fell on deaf ears.
Matt Lauer is a married man but that didn’t stop him from chasing women.
Lauer’s womanizing was known around the office, reports Variety. He was paranoid about hooking up with celebrities or other high profile women in New York because he knew it would leak to the press, so he fished off the company pier in order to keep the situation under control.
Despite being married, Lauer was fixated on women, especially their bodies and looks, according to more than 10 accounts from current and former employees. He was known for making lewd comments verbally or over text messages. He once made a suggestive reference to a colleague’s performance in bed and compared it to how she was able to complete her job, according to witnesses to the exchange. For Lauer, work and sex were intertwined.
Variety also reported that Matt Lauer had considerable editorial clout over which stories would ultimately air on “Today” and would frequently dismiss stories about cheating husbands.
Here we are again with a powerful man who sexually harassed women while everyone sat back and did nothing for years.
It was also reported that an NBC employee leaked the infamous Billy Bush tape of Donald Trump.
Via The Daily Mail:
Multiple sources tell Page Six that a staffer at Today was responsible for sending the tape to the Washington Post back in October, after the individual grew tired of waiting for Access Hollywood to air an edited version of the footage.
NBC reportedly wanted the tape out there because off their disdain for Trump, while the Today employee who allegedly leaked the audio wanted Bush out of a job because Matt Lauer disliked the host.
President Trump resurrected the controversy over his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) when he referred to her as “Pocahontas” during a Navajo Code Talker ceremony.
Tucker Carlson spoke to Neesu Wushuwunoag, or “Two Hawks”, about the controversy and his own quest to reclaim land now owned by Brown University.
Two Hawks, of the Aboriginal Nations of America, said the Rhode Island school stole the land from his ancestors.
But, he said that a previous interview with Carlson got the school’s attention – yet not enough to get his tribe their land back.
Carlson said Warren claimed to be Native American to land a six-figure job at Harvard University, but has not been able to prove such ancestry.
The mainstream media accused Trump of using a “racial slur” when calling Warren “Pocahontas” – the name of a 17th Century Powhatan woman who later was reported to have married pioneer John Rolfe.
Two Hawks said he often struggles with people stereotyping what Natives of the eastern woodlands are “supposed to look like” and found it “insulting” that Warren used the ethnicity for her own gain.
Carlson noted Warren has to-date refused to take an ancestry test.
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Republican-turned-Independent vying for Warren’s senate seat in 2018, said he sent her a DNA test for her birthday this past Summer.
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Ayyadurai, a computer scientist, recently posted what appeared to be a screenshot of Warren’s refusal to accept the package and its subsequent return-to-sender.
Democrats love using our dollars for hush money.
Via Washington Times:
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill.
While the Office of Compliance has been the focus of outrage on Capitol Hill for hush-money payouts in sexual harassment cases, the Grijalva payout points to another office that lawmakers can use to sweep accusations under the rug with taxpayer-funded settlements negotiated by the House Employment Counsel, which acts as the attorney for all House offices.
The employment counsel negotiated a deal for taxpayers to give $48,395 — five additional months’ salary — to the female aide, who left her job after three months. She didn’t pursue the hostile workplace complaint further.
The arrangement appears to run contrary to House rules that constrain severance packages, and it caught the eye of watchdogs who were already demanding answers about payouts in the wake of harassment complaints.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
This is about the ONLY thing he’s done right in a while!!……Papa Mike
Via Daily Mail:
On Monday, the Trump family debuted their holiday card, which wishes Americans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, instead of the generic, more politically correct, ‘Happy Holidays.’
That’s different from last year’s card sent out by President Obama, which included a family photo and wished Americans a ‘joyous holiday season.’
The Trump card is signed by President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and even 11-year-old Barron and was displayed in the White House’s ‘Bookseller’s’ area, as the Christmas decorations were unveiled today.
The Merry Christmas card keeps Trump’s pledge to ‘say Merry Christmas again’ when he campaigned.
He repeated the pledge most recently in October at the Voter Values Summit when he said: ‘They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct,’ Trump said. ‘We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.’