Trump Turns Up the Heat

Changes in investment strategy -- In a flurry of investments the Trump organization has Begun purchasing coastal resort property half a mile inland Bought hundreds of small local ice making plants Begun exploring development of seaports on Russia's north coast Unveiled a new frozen confection, TrumPops Put a bid in for the Carrier air conditioning company … Continue reading Trump Turns Up the Heat



President strives to impress Russian visitors -- President-for-now Donald Trump gave the White House silver to the visiting Russian ambassador and foreign minister. "They really really liked it, and I don't use it. It's too heavy. In any case, as president I have the absolute right to give away anything I want." At the same … Continue reading Generosity

Opening the Borders

Golden couple discusses "golden visa" -- Here at Alternative Lies our interest was piqued by the Kushner family's flogging of EB-5 Visas to encourage Chinese investment in their  Jersey City Journal Square project. (EB-5s are US visas available to those who invest at least half a million bucks in an American project.) We queried our … Continue reading Opening the Borders


Consequences of Cross-Aisle Comity

Coalition between formerly rabid enemies worries administration -- The recent surprising partnership of Republicans and Democrats in Congress succeeded in keeping the country running. It also seems to have alarmed President-for-now Trump as he sees his friends and enemies joining forces against him. Disgruntled White House staffers leaked the information that the administration is sending … Continue reading Consequences of Cross-Aisle Comity


Pre-existing Puerile Pugnacity

President faces the nation -- On Face the Nation this past Sunday, when asked about his healthcare bill's coverage of pre-existing conditions, President-for-now Trump said, "I'll tell you who doesn't cover pre-existing conditions. Obamacare. You know why? It's dead.* "Also let me tell you what doesn't protect you from so-called global warming. Obama's environmental rules. You … Continue reading Pre-existing Puerile Pugnacity


The Dozens

President overturns mathematical standard -- Calling it an old fashioned tradition long in need of updating, President-for-now Trump signed an executive order changing the country's counting system from base 10 to base 12. "This will have many positive results. Really positive," the president said. "Twelve can be divided by more numbers than ten to start … Continue reading The Dozens