Obama: Economy getting stronger by the day



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GLENN: The market collapsed over the, what was it, Friday? What was it down? 300 points? Things are not so bad necessarily today at this point. Hopefully they don't, but when the president gave his speech on the census jobs, I found it phenomenal. I found it absolutely incredible. It's 50, Pat, Cut 50 out of Pat's audio vault. The president comes out and says, you know, okay, so we've created, what, 400,000 something jobs and they are all temporary and they are all part time, and he expected people to go, oh, well, that's good.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: This is the fifth month in a row that we see job gains.

PAT: The audio's kind of bad.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And while we recognize that our recovery is still in its early stages and that there are going to be ups and downs in the months ahead — things never go completely in a smooth line — this report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day.

PAT: By the day.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, I want to emphasize that most of the jobs this month that we're seeing in the statistics represent workers who have been hired to complete the 2010 census.

PAT: Oh.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: So these are temporary jobs that are only going to last until the fall.

PAT: Okay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And that won't be reflected in future jobs reports. But even if you put those temporary jobs aside, there's no doubt that we saw another month of private sector job growth.

PAT: There's no doubt.

GLENN: No doubt. Stop.

PAT: That's critical, Glenn.

GLENN: What was it, 40,000?

PAT: 41,000. Don't try to downplay it.

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: 41,000 strong.

GLENN: I'm going to show you tonight on television, I don't have the numbers in front of me, but it's along the signs of the census 10 years ago cost us, what was it, $4 billion?

PAT: Something like that, yeah.

GLENN: And now it's $14.5...

PAT: Billion.

GLENN: So but that's.

PAT: Whatever.

GLENN: That's it.

PAT: I mean, we're counting people.

GLENN: But that's it.

PAT: What, you think that's cheap? I mean, we don't just line up for them and, 1, 2, 3 —

GLENN: Here is the

PAT: 299,988,376 — 299 million —

GLENN: Here's the latest from a socialist website.

PAT: 987?

GLENN: And I want you to — I want you to hear this. What Karl Marx wrote in the Communist Manifesto that a spectre is haunting Europe. He did so on the eve of the revolutionary eruptions that began in Italy and France in 1848 and engulfed much of the European continent: In recent days a number of media commentaries have predicted a similar eruption in social unrest of revolutionary dimensions as a result of the worsening economic crisis. These warnings are accompanied by dire predictions that Europe will suffer the return of nationalist tensions, the emergence of fascist movements, and even war. Remember, it doesn't say anything about communism's return because this is a socialist website. So it doesn't — I mean, that's a good thing. But they quote — the reason why I read this is because they are quoting sources in Europe. Writing in the Financial Times on May 24th, historian Simon Schama said, quote, far be it for me to make a dicey situation dicier but can't you smell the sulphur in the air right now? How are you not thinking we might be on the threshold of an age of rage. In Europe and America there is a distinct possibility of a long hot summer of social umbrage. Schama notes that there is often a lag time, quoting, between the onset of economic disaster and the accumulation of social fury. But after an initial period of fearful disorientation, there comes a danger of the organized mobilization of outrage, the organized mobilization of outrage. This outrage will be directed against the super rich and those seen responsible for the crisis. He writes, comparing our own plutocrats with the financiers are so memorably targeted that were targeted during the French Revolution of 1789 as rich egotists. Let's just remember, where did those rich people end up? In the guillotine.

The Observer in Europe May 30th, Will Hutton, former editor and now adviser, writes, The future of Europe is in the balance. The potential disintegration of the euro will be a first order economic and political disaster. Economically, it will plunge Europe into competitive devaluations, debt defaults, bank bailouts, frozen credit flows, trade protection and prolonged stagnation. Politically, whatever resolve there is to hold our disparate continent together, where the old enmities and suspicions are never far from the surface, will evaporate.… What will emerge will be a Europe closer to the 1930s. Fearful, stagnant and prey to vicious racist and nationalist ideologies.

Then in a German newspaper, Deutsche Welle — I'm sorry, this is a broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, May 26. Return warnings made in 2008 on the impact of global economic collapse, those comments were made by UN security — sorry, UN secretary general Ban Ki moon, plus the head of the IMF, the head of the World Bank. The head of the World Bank said, I warn that there may be, quoting, social unrest. It may happen in many countries, including advanced economies. Deutsche Welle writes that these warnings are closer today, quoting, than at any other time since the current financial crisis, the worst since 1929 began. Citing the demonstrations by hundreds of thousands in Greece, it warns the same fate can engulf financially fragile European governments like Spain, Portugal, and Italy. And that nations all around the world are concerned about rising social discontent. There is a feeling among experts that the deep seated anger brewing in these countries is fermenting worldwide against the same institutions, the same people, and the failure of Global Capitalism. The risk of regime threatening instability from which the United States will not be immune is a growing crisis. This is Dennis C. Blair, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence. Deutsche Welle concludes that with comments by Marie Caillol, president of the European laboratory, blah, blah blah, blah blah, she says, this crisis is directly connected to the end of the world order as we know it since 1945 and even earlier since the European colonialization process. Therefore, the whole global fabric centered on the U.S. for 60 years, is slowly collapsing, generating turmoil of all sorts. Where does it end? She replies, war. It is as simple and as horrifying as that. They claim now that agitators are behind the wave of social unrest. There are no organizations behind this response. It's a public response, says Celente, blah, blah blah, blah blah.

What they are talking about here is, first of all, all of the people now in Europe, all of these great minds and historians are all starting to come together and say the same thing. What the socialist website doesn't point out is the role that they are playing. They are the ones, the communists and the labor unions are the ones that are sowing the seeds of discontent. You are soon now going to see a religious element come out of it, and it will be an Islamic extremist element. I don't even know why I just said that. I hope I'm wrong. Look for those who have power to gain, if the world becomes unstable. What is happening over in Europe will happen here. It is already happening. SEIU is sowing the seeds of discontent. The labor unions in California with the educational reform where it is — what was it? Defend Education Now. That is a socialist and union led protest. We are going to be pitted against each other, and what will save us is if we understand this in advance. So when they play this, we have to reach out to our police officers. We have to reach out to our teachers.


 

Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Next, the Iowa caucuses. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com