Twitter Releases Its Top Tweets and Trends for 2017 and Of Course Trump is Included 12/15/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I’m not sure why they release these end of the year lists so early, maybe they’re lazy, I don’t know, because 2017 isn’t over yet, but Twitter has released its list of the most popular Tweets of 2017, and I know this is gonna shock you (not) that Trump took the top spot in most Tweeted about world leaders.

The most retweeted Tweet of the year goes to the Wendy’s Chicken Nugget challenge. Wendy’s told a user if he got 18 million retweets they’d give him free chicken nuggets for a year. He got 3.6 million, so not bad, and they still gave him the nuggets. And Wendy’s got free publicity!

LeBron James took the top spot for athlete Tweet when he reacted to Trump not inviting the Warriors to the White House, an issue he won’t have to worry about anytime soon, since he never wins.

The most Tweeted about celebrity in 2017 is a band you’ve never heard of, the K-pop band BTS. The most Tweeted about TV show in America in 2017 goes to HBO’s Game of “Porn.” And it’s no Wonder, that Wonder Woman landed at the top of the list for most Tweeted about movies since that movie was such a hit.

Top hashtags are all about Trump with #Resist coming in at number one and #MAGA at two.

My guess is that Trump will be topping Twitter’s list in 2018 as well, multiple times in fact.

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Posted on December 14, 2017 .

All Hope is Not Lost After Alabama. Let's Look at Reality 12/14/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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So people are in a panic. Not CNN. They’re having the time of their lives over the Alabama election, but conservatives, Republicans are wanting to give up and say it’s over. Trump is done. The democrats are gonna win back the House, the Senate. Let’s look at reality, before we all lose it.

Number one. Let’s be honest. It is possible the Democrats win in 2018. The opposing party winning back Congress isn't an unprecedented occurrence. It happened to Clinton in '94, Bush in 2007, Obama in 2010, and could very well happen to Trump in 2018. If it does happen, the Democrats will spend all their time trying to impeach Trump.

These special elections are always sorta funny and freaky and upsets seem to happen with them. So many factors involved. Turnout is always down usually in these things from a regular election. Roy Moore divided the GOP/Trump base, which is really why he lost, more than the Democrats just got it together and finally won one and are on the march to victory in 2018.

My final point, and I hope this will calm you down, is that it’s December 2017. There is a lot that can happen from now until November 2018. There are events and political happenings that will occur that no one can predict that could very well make it a Republican sweep in the elections. Anything could happen.

So let’s not give up hope over one election, you gotta look at the bigger picture.  Yeah, the GOP needed that seat, but not all hope is lost, not yet.

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Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Christmas Miracle: A Majority of Americans Want Christ Back in Christmas! 12/13/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A new Rassmussen Reports poll of a 1,000 Americans showed that 68% of the sample want Christ put back into Christmas. 18% said they want Christmas to be more about Santa, so obviously they don’t understand what the holiday is truly about, and 14 % aren’t sure what they want.  

It’s good to see that even in our ever increasing secular society, that there is still a large majority of Americans that still want and believe that Christmas should keep its real meaning.

My hope is that children are being taught its real meaning and that it’s not about Santa and reindeer and presents, but about hope, love, and God sending his Son for us.

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Posted on December 12, 2017 .

Apple Publishes List of Top Apps We Were All Addicted to In 2017 12/12/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Apple has released it list of how much time we wasted this year on our iPhones. Ok, not really, but they did release the most popular apps of 2017, so there is definitely a correlation to the apps downloaded and the number of minutes we wasted this year on our mobile devices.

Really the list shouldn’t surprise you. You probably have a lot if not most of the apps on your phone.

The socials are all on the list: snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Music is big as well with Spotify and Pandora on the list, but what’s not listed? Apple music! Their own music service is not on the most popular app list.

Uber, Lyft, Netflix, Wish and Google Chrome all make the list.

My prediction for 2018 is that we will all waste even more time on our iPhones and download even more apps, and I wouldn’t be surprised even this time next year there aren’t some new apps listed as we all go app crazy and download even more apps, and waste even more time during our day! It’s an addition.

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Posted on December 11, 2017 .

Browsing Amazon While Shopping in Walmart Made Me Realize How Dependent We Are on Tech 12/11/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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I had to do something this weekend that I really don’t enjoy and that is shopping. Especially at Christmas time. Friday I went to Walmart and Sunday I went of Office Depot, and while walking around Walmart, I pulled up Amazon on my iPhone and it hit me about just how much Amazon is hurting traditional retailers.

Here I am in Walmart and I’m browsing their competitor on my phone, mostly because Walmart never has in stock what I need, but also because it’s just cheaper and easier on Amazon. Two day free Prime shipping, let’s be honest, that’s hard to beat or compete with if you’re Walmart.

I know I’m not the first person to shop online while in a store, but it hit me that wow, the web is gonna put these places out of business, or at least a big dent in them.

I’m sure if in the long run we’ll be better off having shopping at our finger tips. Obviously, Walmart isn’t, but do we really want all of our lives, everything we do or need to be just a click away? Yes, it’s more convenient, but I don’t want to be that dependent on the web because I believe it does us all good, to live in the real world some.

I’m all for tech advancement, but I don’t want to just sit on a computer or phone all day, I believe it would do us all good to go out and gain some fresh air, some sunshine, but we all are becoming more reliant on technology every day, and I just see social and culture problems coming from that, even for shopping.

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Posted on December 10, 2017 .

Researchers in New Study Thinks They Know How You Voted Due to the Car You Drive 12/8/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A Stanford University study used a computer algorithm to try and determine if a neighborhood leaned to the Hillary left, or the Trump right by looking at vehicles via Google Street View in 200 American cities.  

Their analysis found if sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, in a neighborhood, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democrat. Areas with more pickup trucks were 82 percent more likely to favor Republicans.

They crossed checked their data by using Census Bureau data and voting results.

How many people that drive a Prius voted for Trump? I’m guessing none. Or very Whittle after reading this study.

The moral of the story here is, if you wanna really screw with Google and other data gathers, go buy a wimpy car like a Prius and a pickup truck so that they won’t be able to figure out how you and your wife voted or just put your car in the garage.

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Posted on December 7, 2017 .

Spotify Releases List of the Most Listened to Musicians in 2017 and It's Not Taylor Swift 12/6/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It’s that time of the year! Time for end of the year lists! Let’s face it, we all love these end of the year lists, even though none of us will remember the results of these by January, it’s still fun to look back and see what happened this year.

Spotify has released data on the most streamed musicians of 2017, and since Spotify is huge, we probably can assume the results are similar to other apps including Apple music.

When I saw this, I assumed that Taylor Swift would be the most streamed artist of the year, but it’s actually her friend Ed Sheeran. I don’t like him, but I guess a lot of teen girls enjoy his music.

I’ve had this debate with me teen cousin about him not being any good, but I can’t convenience her otherwise. Must be the red hair and British accent, because I don’t understand the appeal of this dude. He’s also the most streamed male artist, has the most streamed album and the most streamed song for 2017. So, yeah he’s not hurting in the money department.

Rihanna landed the number one spot for most streamed female of the year, but that’s probably because Taylor Swift released her album later in the year.

If your favorite musician didn’t make the cut, there’s still time to make them number one for 2017! Just set their album to repeat about 75 million times on Spotify and that should do the trick!

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Posted on December 5, 2017 .

College Football is the Best Sport in America as This Season Proves 12/4/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If this weekend and the past couple hasn’t convinced you that college football is better than the NFL and maybe the most exciting, best sport overall in America, then I don’t know how to help you.

What a weekend! My GA Dawgs were on top, the kings of the SEC, beating the Tigers like they did us a couple of weeks ago and what about the Ohio State upset? And Alabama weaseling their way into the playoff.

So much drama! So much excitement! Not to mention the atmosphere for college games just cannot be matched by the NFL. What excitement is there in the NFL? Wondering which player is not gonna stand for the anthem? How many points Brady will win by this week? People don’t sit around and debate the weekly NFL standings or rankings. People wait by their Twitter feed every week for the college standings. This entire college season has been 100 percent.

College football for the win.

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Posted on December 3, 2017 .

The Trump Resistance's Persistence is Not Paying Off and Here's Why 12/1/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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It’s Christmas season and by now the left assumed that Mike Pence or maybe even Hillary somehow would be President and Trump would be impeached or at Alcatraz or something.

Every day the media has given it their best shot at getting him kicked out of office.

The left has organized protests after protests, trend after trend on social media, outrage after outrage at Trump, and still he’s in office and isn’t gonna go anywhere soon.

In fact, the dark days they said would come haven’t happened. The stock market is at a record high. Jobs are coming back. Tax cuts may be soon. Doomsday has been delayed.

It’s very simple why Trump is still in office.

Number one, Trump’s supporters love him and they know that even though Trump may be rough around the edges, with the Tweets and his past, they know the left is blowing a majority of things out of proportion and that it’s all political. That’s why that old Access Hollywood tape they dropped at the last minute didn’t work. They knew the game the media was playing. They’ve had that for years and then release it in October, people knew what that was really all about. And they don’t like the agenda that left has been and is pushing for America, and Trump was the only way to stop it.

Number two, even those that are not sold on Trump, they are seeing an improving economy, low unemployment, a high stock market and when they look on the left what do they see they’ve got to offer? More high taxes and people screaming at the sky over Trump and crying? You really believe protesting in silly pink hats and yelling is gonna really bring people over to your side?

Trump is happy and optimistic. And people, even those that are not Trumpers know that the left is playing a game and there wasn’t any collusion and Trump is not all the things they say he is.

The resistance’s persistence is not paying off.

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Posted on November 30, 2017 .

If Men Treated Women from a Biblical Perspective Like VP Mike Pence, They'd Still Probably Have Their Jobs and Reputations 11/30/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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There are getting to be so many sexual misconduct allegations against men that newspapers and websites almost need to make a section just to cover the daily headlines about it.

Matt Lauer is just the latest example in a long line and by the time this is published, there will probably be another man that will be accused.

I’m not gonna sit here and try to defend any of these men, I don’t know if the allegations are true or not. I don’t know any of them and I wasn’t there. My gut says that there are a lot of these allegations that are true concerning some of these men.

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence said he would not wine or dine with a woman that isn’t his wife and he got made fun of for it. Well, now look what has happened. Look at all the men that have been accused of sexual misconduct, and none of them are Mike Pence.

The stories about the alleged actions by some of these men are horrible, no woman should be treated the way some of these men have treated them. Women deserve to be respected, not violated.

If these men followed the Vice President’s lead and treated women from a Biblical perspective and a respectful manner, they would still have their job and reputation.

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Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Finally! Wal-Mart Solves the Long Checkout Lines Problem with New Shopping App 11/29/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Finally! My prayers, my hopes, my dreams, have been answered! No, Meghan Markle did not dump Prince Harry and is marrying me. Some dreams are just not meant to be.

But I am happy to read from Yahoo that Wal-Mart is finally solving a problem we all have, we all hate, and that is those long lines to check out at the two out of 100 registers they have open.

The retailer has created an app similar to Amazon Go that allows you to scan barcodes as you shop and then on your way out the door, you pay on the app and show a Wal-Mart greeter on your way out the door that you’ve paid, and you’re good to go. And for those that don’t have a smartphone, they’ll give you a scanner you can use.

I’ve said for years Wal-Mart needed this. I’m glad they are finally jumping on board and making things easier. Checking out makes me not want to shop there. Even the self-checkout lines are long!

They’re testing it in Marietta, Georgia, Texas, and other locations. Hopefully, it’ll be coming to a store near you soon.

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Posted on November 28, 2017 .

Can Facebook Stop Suicides from Going Live on Facebook Video? 11/28/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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One big problem Facebook has faced since it went live with its Facebook live video broadcasting is trying to stop live suicides from being broadcasting on the platform.

Yahoo reports the website plans to expand its recognition software that is used to detect potential suicidal intent among users to other countries after successful tests here in the U.S.  

The software scans Facebook posts and comments for potential signals of an impending suicide and then alerts a team at Facebook that will then contact the person or even authorities in some situations.

I’m all for helping those that may be suicidal, especially if they plan to broadcast that on Facebook live, but this could be a slippery slope because how far will Facebook take this speech recognition software? Could it be expanded to political speech and shutting it down as well?

To be honest, even with this software, I don’t know how Facebook can really stop people from broadcasting their suicide live because there are so many users and video streams, I don’t know how Facebook can monitor all of it. I wish they could, it’s a horrible thing, but it’s an almost impossible task to accomplish.

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Posted on November 27, 2017 .

Has Thanksgiving Lost Its Spiritual Significance and Real Meaning? 11/27/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If you’re listening to this then it means you survived Black Friday.

It’s Monday, and after reading the headlines from Black Friday, I’ve wondered to myself if Thanksgiving has lost all of its meaning in society.

Have we forgotten what this holiday is really all about?

Oh sure, we all know the story, where the Pilgrims gave thanks and how George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving, but how many of us actually take the time to sit down and actually count our blessings other than just saying that we are blessed?

How many of us slow down on Thanksgiving to spend time with God? Or, are we so busy trying to have dinner prepared so we can all eat and then go act like devils after pretending to be angels all day as we head off to Black Friday sales as many of us yell, scream, and in some cases embarrass ourselves in public by getting into fights over discounted TVs and laptops?

I’m all for sales and capitalism, but to me, as with Christmas and other holidays, Thanksgiving has lost its real meaning, and has lost its spiritual significance and has been replaced by secular culture.

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Posted on November 26, 2017 .

This Thanksgiving Don't Let Your Crazy Uncle's Politics Ruin the Holiday 11/20/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Hey folks! I wanted to take a moment and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! I’m taking next week off to enjoy the holiday with family and friends, but I’ll be back after Thanksgiving and then I’m here until Christmas.

I really do appreciate you taking the time to listen to my program, and this Thanksgiving, don’t let your crazy Bernie Sanders type uncle and his politics ruin Thanksgiving. Just do like the voters did and ignore him.

Also, I don’t do this a lot, but if you go to ChadWhittle.com and click on support/donate, you can make a donation that helps to keep this show on air because it costs money to produce this show.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted on November 17, 2017 .

People Giving Up Their Smartphones and Kicking It Old School with Dumbphones 11/16/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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In the age of smartphones that can do almost everything but wash your clothes, a lot of people are giving up their smartphone and instead are using dumbphones. CBS reports that people buying basic phones that allow them to talk, text for under $200 versus buying an iPhone 10 for a thousand dollars.

A lot of people are giving up their smartphones to destress their life and they’re deciding that maybe they don’t need a phone that does almost everything under the sun.

Imagine how much more time they have by not checking Facebook a thousand times a day on your iPhone.

As technology consumes more of our lives, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot more started taking it old school with a flip phone to gain back some of the time they’ve lost sending snaps 20 times an hour. None of us really need to spend as much time as we do on our smartphones. Giving up your smartphone for a dumbphone may be the smartest decision you could make.

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Posted on November 15, 2017 .

Is Family Friendly TV Dead in America? 11/13/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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This past week I was in Atlanta, which is why there was no show Thursday or Friday, and I got to talking to a gentleman about television, and how hard it finds it to keep his young kids safe from the trash that is on TV and on streaming outlets. It’s never been more difficult to be a parent than today, or a decent person in general.

Being a 90s kid, I remember on Friday nights ABC had T.G.I.F., an all-night line up of family shows that were safe for everyone to watch that offered moral messages sometimes and contained zero profanity or sexual content. Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Full House, those were just some of the shows that aired.

No longer is there a block of family friendly programming on TV. Even the shows that are deemed family sitcoms contained coarse language, rude jokes and sexual dialogue.

TV is a reflection of our society, and our values, and if you turn on primetime TV in America, and see our values on display, you may wonder if we have any values at all.

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Posted on November 12, 2017 .

What Unites us Anymore in America? 11/8/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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In a recent interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had a very good question when he wanted to know “what binds us” now in America?

It’s a great question. What does unite us anymore in America?

Faith, Judeo-Christian values, patriotism, love of country, family used to be the sturdy foundation that kept America strong and united, but now simply saluting the flag or standing for the national anthem is a national controversy. And if you dare speak the name of Jesus in a prayer before a football game, you have almost committed a crime in the Politically Correct States of America. The women of The View recently had a discussion about which Ten Commandments are irrelevant in today’s society. So, no longer does faith bind us together.

Back to his question, what does bind us together?

In modern America, what made America great has been replaced by big government. That’s what we have in common. An ever increasing, all-encompassing federal government and political correctness.

And the further America moves from the values that made her great, the more difficult it’s gonna become to answer the question about what unites us, as we become ever further divided.

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Posted on November 7, 2017 .

Sutherland Springs Texas: It's Time Churches Are Secured and Religious 11/7/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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If you wanted a Norman Rockwell Americana type looking town, you probably couldn’t find a better example than Sutherland Springs Texas.

A small town USA type community where there aren’t a lot of traffic lights, and everyone knows each other. A very small town. The First Baptist Church where this demonic, tragic, disgusting shooting took place Sunday looks like your typical country church where a small handful of believers attend worship on Sundays.

This community is what America of yesteryear looked like. Unfortunately, that America no longer exists as this shooting proves.

After this latest church shooting, it is time for churches to be armed and religious. No longer can houses of worship have an open door policy where anyone can literally just walk in. Churches must have security and people on site that are armed that can protect. This is the new and sad reality for the church in 2017 America. Nowhere is safe from violence, including Sunday school. I would even suggest installing metal detectors at the doors. If someone had a gun there, less people would’ve been killed.

Churches also need to be bold with the gospel and share the truth so they can reach more people in our society with the love of Christ so they don’t let the hate fill their soul like this killer.

In honor of those that died, I conclude today’s commentary with a moment of silence in their honor. God bless them and their families.

(Silence)

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Posted on November 6, 2017 .

Survey of 50% of Millennials Don't Realize How Blessed They Are to Live in America 11/6/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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A survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in D.C. reports that one in two, 50%, of millennials don’t realize how good they have it because half of the sample said they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalistic nation like the America.

22% of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un, Rocket man, as “heroes.”

The survey also showed that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.

Now anyone with a knowledge of history and basic common sense knows that America beats the Soviet Union and its long bread lines and empty fields of dying crops that led to starvation.

Millennials are ill-informed on communism and that there’s many reasons for this. One is the pop culture and media. Look at how many celebrities you have complaining about the unfairness of America, while they’re all multimillionaires, and how rotten capitalism is. Over in Cuba they’ve got that great third world socialize medicine. Notice though none of these celebrities fly to Cuba for medical treatment.

Millennials do not realize how blessed they are to live in America and to have the opportunities that are here. If we ever lost our freedom, millennials would be the first ones to complain about it. Sometimes you don’t realize what you have until you lose it, but hopefully, millennials won’t have to find out how losing freedom feels, as America continues to be free.

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Background Material:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-communism-sounds-pretty-chill-2017-11-01

Posted on November 4, 2017 .

Election Night Anniversary: Where Do We Stand and a Trump Recap 11/3/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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Saturday will mark one year since Donald Trump won the longest election in the history of humanity.

So one year later, where do we stand? Let’s recap where we are.

It’s a year later and there is still no Trump/Russia collusion link.

Trump is nowhere close to being impeached.

Consumer confidence hit its highest level since December 2000 this week.

Home prices reached all-time highs in August.

Jobs are coming back. Companies are coming back. Thursday the AP reported that “A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States.” And that’s just one of many examples of companies doing business with the U.S. again.

Trump has a tax plan that will cut taxes for the middle class and cut the corporate rate to 20%, if it can pass Congress.

The Wall Street Journal reports the economy is beating forecasts right now.

And in a Pew Research Center poll, 82% of Americans believe they have achieved or are on their way to achieving the American Dream. Three years ago six in 10 Americans said their dream of a great life was unachievable.

Still no Obamacare repeal or a Trump wall, but overall, all signs point to America becoming great again.

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

Correction: Chad mistakenly said Saturday, November 4th, is the one year anniversary of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The correct date is Tuesday, November 8th, 2017. That being said, everything else he said is completely correct! 

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Background Material:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/consumer-confidence-october.html

https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/10/31/surprise-the-economy-is-beating-forecasts-again/

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/august-case-shiller-home-price-index.html

https://apnews.com/41606442bed74e6aa0491a500574a8c7

https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-stick-with-big-corporate-tax-cuts-in-house-bill-1509629510

 

Posted on November 2, 2017 .