Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Wait. Somebody didn’t already know this? – The New York Post has a story this morning titled “Twitter is Run by Democrat Donors and Activists.” Well, yes, yes it is. So is Facebook. And Youtube. And every other social media platform you’re accessing today.
In all seriousness, the piece is by Paul Sperry, one of the handful of real working journalists still functioning in our national news media today, and anything by Sperry is well worth taking the time to read. So go read it already.
April Ryan is a shameless liar, Part 6,578. – In her ongoing role as irrational propagandist for CNN, the execrable April Ryan told one of the fake news channel’s myriad fake hosts on Friday that, at the President’s rally earlier this week in Tampa, poor little Jimmy Acosta’s “life, in my opinion, was in jeopardy that night.”
Guess who vehemently disagrees with that assessment, and left evidence on his Twitter feed to prove it? If you guessed Little Jimmy his own self, you a winner!
Take a look:
This very cute baby at the Trump rally in Florida needs a “Team Real News” onesie. pic.twitter.com/ZwOHmloXfG
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
Taking selfies with Trump supporters in Tampa. Really enjoyed talking to some of the folks at the rally and hearing their concerns. As I told many of them.. we can’t do the news just for the Republicans and Trump supporters. We have to do the news for all Americans. pic.twitter.com/onOOM6q9l8
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 4, 2018
Hey, in fairness to the lyin’ Ms. Ryan, that baby is dressed in prison stripes, so…
A very, very inconvenient truth for the Ethanol lobby. – It won’t receive any notice from the fake newsers at CNN and the major television network news operations, but the EPA issued a devastating and long-overdue report on the environmental impacts of corn- and soybean-based ethanol on Thursday.
Since the early years of this century the EPA has, through a raft of subsidies and mandates, required oil refiners to mix this stuff into the nation’s gasoline under the guise of improving air quality. Previous reports by EPA have claimed that it has had some positive effects in reducing ozone.
But this new report – which the Obama Administration was supposed to have issued way back in 2014 but of course failed to do so – reverses that claim and finds a set of other negative environmental impacts from the blending of ethanol with our gasolines:
According to David DeGennaro with the National Wildlife Federation, the report documents millions of acres of wildlife habitat lost to ethanol crop production, increased nutrient pollution in waterways and air emissions and side effects worse than the gasoline the ethanol is replacing.
“In finding that the Renewable Fuel Standard is having negative consequences to a whole suite of environmental indicators,” DeGennaro said, “the report is a red flag warning us that we need to reconsider the mandate’s scope and its focus on first-generation fuels made from food crops.”
Of course, the problem with getting the ethanol out of our national system is that the subsidies and mandates have had the effect of making thousands of farmers dependent on the government dole and propped up an entire industry that in reality should not exist. Add in the fact that pretty much the entire state of Iowa – whose caucuses are always the first real voting event in every presidential campaign – is heavily reliant on the corn-growing and corn ethanol industries, and you have a real political conundrum for both political parties.
This is reinforced by the fact that the program of subsidies and mandates is statutory in nature. While EPA does have regulatory authority to tweak the levels of ethanol added to our auto fuels, getting rid of the noxious stuff entirely would require an act of congress, and we all know that isn’t going to happen. Thus, in spite of this new report, we should not expect any action from the government to curtail the program.
From our ICYMI files… – Oh, hey, in case you missed it – since the fake news media outside of San Francisco is doing its dead level best to pretend the story doesn’t exist – the current ranking Democrat and former chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, was revealed this week to have employed a Chinese spy as her driver. Not for a day, a week, a month or a year, mind you, but for 20 DAMN YEARS.
Yes, friends, for two solid decades, this DEMOCRAT had a spy for China on her payroll, listening into the conversations and phone calls she made while he was driving her around our nation’s capital. This CHINESE SPY was in fact Sen. Feinstein’s driver during 2010-12, when Feinstein was Chairman of Senate Intel. During that three year period, the Chinese government was able to root out and execute the entire U.S. network of intelligence operatives working in its country.
Coincidence? That’s what Feinstein wants us all to believe, and her pals in the fake news media are lined up right with her, because of course they are.
When Feinstein’s driver was found out in 2013, what happened? Did the CIA do its job and spirit him off to Gitmo for interrogation and prosecution? Was he shipped back to his home country? Anything? Buehler???
No. None of that happened. What happened was, James Comey’s FBI hushed it all up and swept it under the rug, and Feinstein fired the guy and hired a new driver. Let’s all hope this new guy’s first name isn’t Vladimir.
Just another day in Democrats hate our country and are trying to destroy it America.
That is all.
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