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Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

By Against Crony Capitalism December 8, 2017   Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit     This audit is headed by Grover Norquist’s brother. So there is a glimmer, a sliver, of hope that some good might actually be done here. We’ll see. Talk about a colossal undertaking.   (From The Hill)   Department of Defense (DOD) […]

Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on

By Against Crony Capitalism December 7, 2017   David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on   “And we use the “illegal” word purposefully to underscore that the only ultimate justice here is for Obama’s rogue CIA director to be locked-up.” This is where David Stockman is best – pulling […]

David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on

Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Launderer

Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Launderer

By Against Crony Capitalism November 24, 2017   Unsealed Fusion GPS Bank Records Reveal $523K Payment From Russian Money Launderer     (From IBankCoin) Unsealed court documents reveal that the firm behind the salacious 34-page Trump-Russia Dossier, Fusion GPS, was paid $523,000 by a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering, whose lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was […]


This Chart Breaks Down Year-By-Year Congressional Settlements. It’s Stunning.

By Against Crony Capitalism November 20, 2017   This Chart Breaks Down Year-By-Year Congressional Settlements. It’s Stunning.   And remember not only are the claims happening, but it is you and me, the federal taxpayer, who pays for these settlements, not the offenders in Congress. Not ALL of these are sexual harassment settlements it must be […]

This Chart Breaks Down Year-By-Year Congressional Settlements. It’s Stunning.

An Idea-Starved Democratic Party Tries to Recycle Joe Biden, Forgets that Biden allegedly likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service Agents

An Idea-Starved Democratic Party Tries to Recycle Joe Biden, Forgets that Biden allegedly likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service Agents

By Against Crony Capitalism November 14, 2017   An Idea-Starved Democratic Party Tries to Recycle Joe Biden, Forgets that Biden allegedly likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service Agents     If the Democrats really want to double down on the corporatist/crony capitalist party thing they should go the Biden route. Then there’s […]


Dangerous Ignorance – Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill

Dangerous Ignorance – Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism November 2, 2017   Dangerous Ignorance – Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill     It’s understandable that some feel this way. The “Millennials” have been given more without earning it than any generation in the history of this country. These are the kids of the youngest Baby Boomers, who were […]


Market legend Art Cashin remembers Black Monday 30 years later

By Against Crony Capitalism October 19, 2017   Market legend Art Cashin remembers Black Monday 30 years later     I like Art Cashin. I used to read his morning column when I was a fresh faced broker at UBS. I remember him wearing a “Dow 10,000” hat that he first got as the Dow pushed […]

Market legend Art Cashin remembers Black Monday 30 years later

Corker Uncorked: But the whine tastes like sour grapes

Corker Uncorked: But the whine tastes like sour grapes

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism October 9, 2017   Corker Uncorked: But the whine tastes like sour grapes     Look, there is no doubt that Trump can be and often is an ass. Obama was wimpy and conniving. Bush seemed bewildered too often. Clinton was a used car salesman. Bush Sr. was an establishmentarian […]


Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2017   Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?     Sounds good to us. (From The Jack News)   Instead of borrowing the money, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul wants to pay for hurricane relief by cutting foreign aid spending commensurately. If $20 […]


Boeing Trying to Sell Planes to Leading Official of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps

By Against Crony Capitalism April 13, 2017   Boeing Trying to Sell Planes to Leading Official of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps     But we’ve got to keep the taxpayer funded Export-Import Bank, aka “Boeing’s Bank”, open right Congress? (And Mr. President?) (From The Washington Free Beacon)   U.S airline manufacturer Boeing is coming under […]

Boeing Trying to Sell Planes to Leading Official of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps

Internet users raise funds to buy lawmakers’ browsing histories in protest

Internet users raise funds to buy lawmakers’ browsing histories in protest

By Against Crony Capitalism March 31, 2017   Internet users raise funds to buy lawmakers’ browsing histories in protest     Now, this is a smart protest. (From The Hill)   “Great news! The House just voted to pass SJR34. We will finally be able to buy the browser history of all the Congresspeople who […]


Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

By Against Crony Capitalism March 21, 2017   Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims     (From The LA Times)   Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is being kept off the air indefinitely amid the controversy over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at the behest […]

Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims