6 random things for Friday (Trump economy, Black Friday, Creepy Joe Biden)

News Story of the Day: one of the most interesting things about the Trump administration and the president’s supporters is the sudden flip on economic viewpoints. During the Obama years, unemployment was coming down and the stock market was surging, and both Trump and his base said these were phony numbers and part of the Federal Reserve printing press.

Today, they have completed tergiversated, and now say the skyrocketing stock market and 16-year low jobless rate are because of Trump’s policies.

Here is Trump touting a strong economy on Thanksgiving Day:

“HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!”

Indeed, Candidate Trump was much better than President Trump.

Chart of the Day: many people say black people and Muslims are the biggest victims of hate crimes. Not so. The latest FBI and Pew Research Center data suggest that Jews suffer the most amount of hate crimes in the United States today, and this has been a trend long before Donald Trump became president.

Here is a chart courtesy of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI):

Just try to carry an Israeli flag on a college campus, and you will suddenly experience a barrage of attacks.

Illustration of the Day: for whatever reason, every single year, there are many shoppers willing to park themselves in front of a store for as long as a week to save a few bucks on a toaster or television on Black Friday. Meanwhile, they have spent a lot of money on a tent, missed wages and food. This meme summarizes it:

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Quote of the Day: the problem with millennials today is that they have never lived under a communist regime or a social government. They may think that it these ideologies will deliver a utopia where everyone is equal, but it always breeds suffering and tyranny. Here is Harvard student Laura M. Nicolae who writes about how her father endured under communism and how he fled Romania to live in the United States. Here is an excerpt:

In 1988, my twenty-six-year-old father jumped off a train in the middle of Hungary with nothing but the clothes on his back. For the next two years, he fled an oppressive Romanian Communist regime that would kill him if they ever laid hands on him again.

My father ran from a government that beat, tortured, and brainwashed its citizens. His childhood friend disappeared after scrawling an insult about the dictator on the school bathroom wall. His neighbors starved to death from food rations designed to combat “obesity.” As the population dwindled, women were sent to the hospital every month to make sure they were getting pregnant.

My father’s escape journey eventually led him to the United States. He moved to the Midwest and married a Romanian woman who had left for America the minute the regime collapsed. Today, my parents are doctors in quiet, suburban Kansas. Both of their daughters go to Harvard. They are the lucky ones.

Roughly 100 million people died at the hands of the ideology my parents escaped. They cannot tell their story. We owe it to them to recognize that this ideology is not a fad, and their deaths are not a joke.

Last month marked 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution, though college culture would give you precisely the opposite impression. Depictions of communism on campus paint the ideology as revolutionary or idealistic, overlooking its authoritarian violence. Instead of deepening our understanding of the world, the college experience teaches us to reduce one of the most destructive ideologies in human history to a one-dimensional, sanitized narrative.

This should be shared by all and placed in front of any college student who thinks it’s rad and gnarly to live under communism.

Tweet of the Day: everyone usually thinks of Amazon when pondering on the greatest company in the world today. Well, everyone should take a gander at Alibaba, and see how it maintains its warehouse.

Video of the Day: Paul Joseph Watson keeps churning out great content. His latest video is about “Creepy Uncle Joe Biden,” also known as the former Vice President. To say that is behavior around women of all ages is disgusting would be an understatement.

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