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‘Nationalism’ Nitpicking Continues as Trump Taunts Macron

Macron and Trump aren’t done trading barbs as of yet…

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US President Donald Trump has been engaged in a fierce war of words with French President Emmanuel Macron over the course of the last week, and there looks to be no end in sight for the bickering.

The two made several appearances together in France last week, all of which seemed uncomfortable.  Macron even went so far as to hurl verbal jabs at President Trump from merely a few feet away, decrying the Commander in Chief’s embracing of the oft-worrisome label of “nationalism”.  Trump has attempted to explain that his nationalism is not a racist version of the ethos, but rather an intense love of country.  Macron attempted to rewrite that definition.

In the shadow of a grand war memorial here, French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by delivering a forceful rebuke against rising nationalism, calling it a “betrayal of patriotism” and warning against “old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death.”

His words during a solemn Armistice Day ceremony under overcast skies at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe in the heart of the French capital were intended for a global audience. But they also represented a pointed rebuke to President Trump, Russian President Vladi­mir Putin and others among the more than 60 world leaders in attendance.

Trump, back on US soil, isn’t taking the jabs lying down.

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And he didn’t stop there:

And, of course…

With Germany’s Angela Merkel now joining Macron in believing that an army of the EU is a necessary protection against the US, there are sure to be more bitter barbs exchanged over the course of the coming weeks.

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Inefficiency and ‘Too Big To Fail’ Government Contracts Sting The Taxpayer

Gary S. Goldman is the nationally recognized host of “Business, Politics, & Lifestyles” a weekly talk show airing on WCRN 830 in Metro Boston MA. Learn more at garyonbpl.com.   

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There are many problems with government contracting. The Federal News Network identified one problem when they reported on May 11, 2021, “The longer it takes the Biden administration to get its final fiscal year 2022 appropriation request out, the worse it’ll be for federal contracting. By one account, the final numbers might not get until February.” That is February of 2022, because they will likely not finish work on appropriations until the end of the year while the Fiscal 2022 year starts on October 1, 2021. Inefficiently usually leads to taxpayers paying more for less. There is another problem for the taxpayer, and it is enormous long term federal contracts that are on autopilot. During the 2008 financial crisis, Americans learned the danger of “too big to fail.” Banks that had lent foolishly had to be bailed out at great expense. Well, these days we are relearning the lesson of “too big to fail.” Except now the government has put itself on the hook. The issue this time revolves around federal government contracting, especially at the Pentagon. The problem begins in a different era, the 1990s. Back then, the United States was the unchallenged and unchallengeable power. The Soviet Union had collapsed, and the rest of the world was either allied with us our cowed by us. At that time, the goal was to develop a new generation of weapons that would expand military dominance for decades to come. The federal treasury was overflowing, and money was no object. Leaders decided to back the F-35, a Joint Strike Fighter that would, supposedly, be able to replace jets used by the Air Force, the Navy, and the Marine Corps. A big problem with the plan is that it relied, as so many government projects do, on a single contractor. The entire F-35 contract went…

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Army Releases Woke Lesbian Recruitment Video, But Still Finds Woman Can’t Pass Fitness Test

The U.S. Army released a new woke recruitment video to appeal to lesbians.

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The U.S. Army released a new woke recruitment video to appeal to lesbians, yet the Pentagon has admitted that female soldiers still can’t pass the fitness test, even after they were downgraded. The Army released its animated advertisement featuring a girl raised by two pride parade-marching, lesbian mothers. Per the Washington Examiner: The advertisement, titled Emma: The Calling, showed a girl’s childhood before she joined the Army as a Patriot Missile operator. The two-minute video followed Emma while she watched her two mothers get married, joined a sorority at the University of California-Davis, and fought for “freedom” at a young age by participating in a gay rights parade. “It begins in California with a little girl raised by two moms. Although I had a fairly typical childhood, took ballet, played violin, I also marched for equality. I like to think I’ve been defending freedom from an early age,” she said in the advertisement, which was posted to YouTube on May 4. “When I was 6 years old, one of my moms had an accident that left her paralyzed,” she continued. “Doctors said she might never walk again, but she tapped into my family’s pride to get back on her feet, eventually standing at the altar to marry my other mom.” WATCH: https://youtu.be/MIYGFSONKbk Meanwhile, the Pentagon has had to admit that nearly half of the female soldiers have failed the already weakened Army Combat fitness Test during the first half of 2020. https://twitter.com/StevenBeynon/status/1391753154279231494 The ACFT consists of six different events, and the test has been changed since last year. Women are now allowed to skip the leg tucks, which had a 41 percent fail rate. Even though the test has been weakened, 44 percent of women still failed the test in the first half of the year. The Army had already…

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