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Presidential Alert

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Goldman Sachs alumni Dina Powell is the current frontrunner to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the UN according to Trump himself. He's stickin' it to The Elites.

Meanwhile, Ford Motors is planning to cut up to 24,000 jobs in a company-wide restructuring that's been partially necessitated by Trump's trade war which has cost the company $1 billion.

Finally, here's a creepy robot that is now running obstacle courses. And I have to say robotic dexterity is progressing far quicker than I thought it would.

There have been some other important stories I wanted to cover this week, but I pulled something in my lower back on Tuesday and I've been in constant pain ever since. It's really hard to focus when you can't even sit straight. Anything I didn't get to will show up in tomorrow evening's extended list.

Also -- the market dropped by another 545 points today following yesterday's 830 point drop. The market is nearly back to where it was before the GOP passed their tax cuts in December 2017.

  • Aynwrong

    If you voted for Trump and have no problem with yet another Goldman Sachs alum in this administration, then it was never about “economic anxiety.”

    If you voted for Trump and are not offended that the “good, easy to win” trade war he started will cost 24,000 of your fellow Americans their livelihood, then it was never about “economic anxiety.”

    Amazon’s future delivery man in the video clip should cause American workers more “economic anxiety” than immigrants.

    The market fell how much?!? Enjoy your “economic anxiety.”

  • katanahamon

    Several sets of hardware in my neck, drugs onboard, so I sympathize. If you can take ibuprofen do that, if you can get your doc to give you Soma or carisoprodol (its generic,) do that. The muscle relaxant breaks the cycle much more quickly than anything else by allowing you to move around without the spasms which in turn allows you to move normally. Once this passes, try ab exercises like rolling back and forth (on the floor from head to rear) and standing or simply reps of laying flat on the floor then crunching forward to get up off the floor. My back problems were forever solved from participating in aikido, which involves much actual rolling and getting up off the floor. Kids are used to that..we’ve lost that ability, but trust me, it will fix you. Your hamstrings, butt and abs will punish you like you can’t imagine, (that first week I’ve never experienced such soreness) but, there’s always a price!

    But, I thought Goldman was evil? I thought the “elite/banker/stockbroker/swamp inhabitants were so, so terrible? Yeah, we are used to the hypocrisy now, and the media has busily normalized it. If you guys haven’t read the story about the Goldman assistant that stole wine and then killed himself to avoid prison, it’s a hilarious read. Not really. More disgusting and sad, but hey, gotta laugh or I’ll cry. I just wonder, how much money would you have to have so that your purchases of expensive wines being stolen to the tune of over five hundred bottles goes unnoticed?
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/assistant-who-stole-dollar1m-in-wine-from-goldman-sachs-exec-jumps-to-death

    • Michael B Conway

      Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

    • Georgie

      The bummer about your back JM, I hope you find some relief. And these Aikido gentlemen are so gracefully, they make it look like a type of dance, just beautiful. Me on the other hand would be flopping around like a fish.