We didn’t defend U.S. businesses subject to ruinous fines from the European Union’s GDPR. Now the EU is preparing to mount a new attack on U.S. web providers. EU officials worried about extremism have proposed that content providers like Google and Facebook should have no more than 60 minutes to take down offending extremist content. If they don’t, like the GDPR they risk getting whacked with huge fines levied from governments overseas.
I didn’t pay much attention to the hyperactive coverage of Barack Obama’s speech in Illinois on Friday. It felt like a tired follow-up to his thinly disguised campaign trail appearance at John McCain’s funeral that confirmed Donald Trump is the only issue for the midterm election. Obama and the Democrats who still follow in line behind him have nothing to offer except higher taxes, leftist extremism, more illegal immigrants, and an agenda that relies on turning Trump into a bad president. In my book that’s a go-nowhere offering that hints strongly at failure.
Donald Trump never got any credit for what he did to honor John McCain’s passing and I don’t mean the snafu over flying the flag at half-staff. I’m talking about making McCain great again for the last time. This is the question no one is asking: if so many prominent figures and the news outlets that covered the event didn’t have such a profound dislike for America’s president, would McCain’s funeral and ultimately his memory have received the same attention?
Why is the Pritzker, Rauner election race irrelevant to Illinois? The General Assembly will aid, abet, and empower Pritzker. They’ll tax too much so they can spend even more. We’ll still be broke. Nothing will change. The masses who vote but don’t pay taxes will not be appeased. Instead, they will demand even more because they were promised the ranch. With Rauner we get more of the same: higher taxes, no pension fix, and a sanctuary state.
Am I going to die today? That’s my question every morning before I get in the car and drive through a road construction work zone on Illinois Route 53 that has a speed limit everyone ignores because no one enforces the law. The state tells me to disobey the work zone limit at my peril. Other drivers expect me to get moving or else. What’s a driver to do when you only want to survive your drive to work?