This Thanksgiving, Americans in general — and free-market conservatives in particular — have plenty for which to be grateful. And much of it would be absent had the White House’s current occupant not become president on November 8, 2016.
The day after Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, Princeton University economist Paul Krugman called Trump’s victory “the mother of all adverse effects.” He predicted “very probably . . . a global recession, with no end in sight.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 all hit record highs on Tuesday. The Wilshire 5000 Index calculates that some $3.4 trillion in new wealth has been created since President Trump’s inauguration and $5.4 trillion since his election. Fueled by the reality of deregulation, expectations of lower taxes, and a new tone in Washington that applauds free enterprise rather than excoriate it, the economy is on fire.
Atop the second quarter’s 3.1 percent increase in real GDP, and 3.0 in 3Q, the New York Federal Reserve Bank predicts that 4Q output will expand by 3.8 percent. This far outpaces the feeble average-annual GDP growth rate of 1.5 percent on President Obama’s watch. Meanwhile, the IMF expects global GDP to rise by 3.5 percent this year. So much for a Trump-inspired “global recession.”
The Never Trump faction still claims that the president of the United States “is no conservative.” And yet, with rare deviations (such as free trade), he spends nearly every day implementing the conservative agenda. Ideas that center-Right activists have demanded for decades are becoming public policy, one after another — to the pleasant surprise of even some of Donald J. Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters.
Ten months down. Thirty-eight to go. The best is yet to come.
Still not tired. By the way, I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Crypto.Fashion is holding a Black Friday weekend sale on nearly all of its Dark Lord Designs t-shirts, which includes $10 closeout sales of Trumpslide 2016 shirts. They are also now offering black Infogalactic and Castalia House coffee mugs.
“Jesus did not die on the cross so the world could rebuild the Tower of Babel.” The days of failing to confront Churchianity, Good Samaritanism, Equality in the Church, Refugeeism, and other false, heretical teachings that attempt to pass themselves off as What Jesus Would Do are over. They are branches severed from the tree and there is neither truth nor life in them. And far too many Christians need to be reminded of that.
Aslan is not a tame lion. The purpose of the Church is not to ensure that no one’s feelings are hurt.
After yesterday’s discussion, Crypto.Fashion decided that there was no reason not to let people decide for themselves which label they preferred. SUPREME DARK LORD comes in Asphalt, Cardinal, Heather Olive, and Hot Pink (V-neck). VOX DAY comes in Cardinal, Forest, and Heather Navy. In case you’re curious about the picture, it is the one that will appear on the cover of The Collected Columns, Book Two.
DLD and Crypto.Fashion have teamed up with Mike Cernovich to produce a line of Cernovich t-shirts, beginning with these two massively triggering specimens, CERNOVICH and MINDSET IS LIFE. The Che-style shirt also comes in Royal Blue and Stone Blue.
Crypto.Fashion is also offering a Buy 2, Get 3 sale on the Rabid Puppies 2017 shirt. Buy the Rabid Puppies 2017 shirt, plus one additional shirt, and you’ll receive the Rabid Puppies 2016 shirt, shown below, free. The new Cernovich shirts do count for the sale, as do the new Helicopter Ride shirts.
The CERNOVICH design leads to a question. DLD and Crypto.Fashion are doing a similar design featuring yours truly. The question is: would you rather have it say VOX DAY or SUPREME DARK LORD?
A very satisfied Dark Lord Designs customer writes of his experience wearing DLD attire:
Had a unique outing this weekend to various home depot and lowe’s stores working on stuff for a home project and not realizing I was was sporting the Trumpslide 2020 shirt, took a while from all the looks and lots of smiles to figure out what was going on. And I thought I was looking extra handsome lol. Oh wait, I was! #MAGA
You have to admit, even the prettiest girl is only going to look that much more attractive in one of these. SO MUCH WINNING! Now in red too.
The first batch of SJWs Always Lie shirts, both the purple and the black, were very slightly off-center and had black tongues that didn’t stand out as well as the current black-outlined red tongues. Because of that, Crypto.Fashion has decided to give the rest of the current stock away as freebies to anyone who orders two other shirts. It’s essentially the same buy-two-get-three deal they did with the rest of the Trumpslide 2016 shirts.
Here is the remaining stock:
Black 1 small, 1 xl, 2 2x, 1 3x
Purple 2 small, 1 large, 2 2x, 2 3x
If you want to take advantage of the situation, better do so quickly, as they won’t be around for long. And here’s a hint: if you like the awesome Rabid Puppies 2016 shirt, you should probably pick one up soon, as the Rabid Puppies 2017 logo is almost ready to make its debut.