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The Sessions v. California Lawsuit is a Good Start. Perp Walks of CA Officials Would be Even Better

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The Trump economy just continues to add jobs at a phenomenal pace.  The ADP/Moody’s Analytics report for February indicates the economy created 235,000 new non-government jobs, well above expectations of 195,000.   The same report raised the initially-reported January number from 234,000 to 244,000.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday that the Justice Department is filing a lawsuit against California, challenging the state’s “sanctuary state” laws that have its officials openly violating national immigration laws.  The challenge is filed under the “Supremacy Clause” of the U.S. Constitution, which holds that, when state laws are in direct conflict with federal laws, the federal law prevails.  This would seem like a pretty open and shut case, but we can assume that the outlaw 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, through which this case would have to go prior to moving to the Supreme Court, will find some absurd means of ruling in the Golden State’s favor.  Because being overturned by the Supreme Court is the 9th Circuit’s favorite pastime.

California Governor Jerry Brown, who has spent the last 7 years turning his state into a third world country modeled on Venezuela, denounced Sessions’ move, in the process revealing his state’s strategy in fighting the case.  Brown stated at one point that the case would “last longer than the Trump Administration,” which, if his lawyers engage in delaying tactics, could certainly be the case should Trump not win re-election in 2020.  In the meantime, absent further enforcement actions by the federal government, California just gets to keep engaging in its sedition actions on behalf of the MS-13 gang and other illegal immigrant criminals.

One possible further enforcement action for Sessions to take would be to start charging California officials, like Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, with criminal violations.  Ms. Schaaf, who called Sessions a “racist” after he had announced his lawsuit, was directly responsible for the escape of hundreds of known criminals last week during an ICE roundup of criminal aliens in her area, when she tweeted out a warning about the operation 24 hours in advance.  This is clearly obstruction of justice, and if Sessions really wants to change behavior by California’s outlaw office holders, conducting a few televised perp walks of people like Ms. Schaaf being hauled off to jail in handcuffs would be a great way to start.

Narrative failed?  Double down on the narrative. – In the wake of their narrative of a Texas “blue wave” having failed miserably in Tuesday’s Texas primary elections, the fake news media and Democrat-leaning elections analysts like Charlie Cook did what Democrats do:  they doubled down on the narrative.

Cook, who cited “a lot of evidence” that a blue Texas wave was forming, despite the fact that GOP turnout for the primaries was 50% higher than the Democrat turnout, said  “It’s the Democratic tidal wave versus the Republican seawall.  At this point, my bet is that in House, the wave is bigger and stronger than the wall, but in the Senate, my money is on the wall not the wave.”  Yeah, ok.  Cook also predicted that Hillary Clinton was going to easily be elected to the presidency in 2016, so there’s that.

The Democrats, meanwhile, continued to cling to their hopes of a blue wave by repeatedly pointing out that their total turnout was just over 1,000,000, the first time that had happened since the 2002 primaries.  None of them went onto mention the inconvenient fact that, in the 2002 general elections, their party lost every statewide election in Texas, with Republican Rick Perry prevailing over his extremely well-funded opponent, Tony Sanchez, by a 58-40 margin.

As for Cook’s claim that the Democrat “could” hope to move three of the state’s 36 congressional seats from Republican to Democrat, even that is highly suspect.  Of the three vulnerable Republicans Cook cites – John Culberson, Pete Sessions and Will Hurd – only Hurd would seem to be in real jeopardy.  That is not at all surprising, given that Hurd represents a district that runs from San Antonio all the way to El Paso, one which most observers think is a slightly Democrat-majority district.

Hurd in fact defeated a Democrat incumbent to win the seat in 2014, and barely defeated that same Democrat to win re-election in 2016.  Were that district to flip back to the Democrats in this election, that would not be a “blue wave”, that would simply be the normal course of business.

But hey, stories discussing the normal course of business don’t generate Internet clicks or TV audiences or newspaper sales the way a narrative about a “blue wave” coming to Texas does.  Right?  Right.

Just another day in the Texas Blue Wave is clickbait America.

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There Won’t Be Any “Blue Wave” In Texas This Year

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Losing yet? – Buckle your seat belts, it’s gonna be a rocky few days – and maybe more than that – on the stock markets.  The resignation of President Trump’s Chief Economic Adviser, Gary Cohn, pretty much ensures that.  Cohn’s resignation creates uncertainty in the direction of economic policy, and if there is one thing investors hate more than anything else, it’s uncertainty where policy is concerned.

Cohn announced he will be leaving in a few weeks after the President made the decision to move forward with tariffs on steel and aluminum against his adviser’s wishes.  Or at least, that’s the stated reason.  It seems more likely that Cohn, a globalist Democrat fish out of water in this administration who has frequently clashed not only with President Trump but with several other senior advisers and cabinet officials, decided this would be a convenient time to make his exit and get back to making gobs of money with Goldman Sachs.

After all, it isn’t as if Cohn had been overruled on matters of economic policy on a regular basis.  Plus, it isn’t as if Mr. Trump’s plans to levy such tariffs were any big secret when Cohn took the job.  Trump made that explicit promise time and time again on the campaign trail during 2015 and 2016, and we’ve all seen that he is pretty much laser-focused on keeping such campaign promises.

If Cohn really is so thin-skinned that not getting his way on one issue is enough to make him decide to quit, then he probably needs to go back to hanging out with fellow liberals anyway.  No word yet on who the replacement might be, but putting together a list of candidates who actually support the Trump “America First” program might be a good place to start the search.  After all, that’s another promise the President made throughout his campaign:  No time like the present to start keeping it where his chief economic adviser is concerned.

Democrats in action. – Jihad supporter and ironic “women’s” march organizer Linda Sarsour was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday.  The radical anti-Semite was hauled off with several of her jihadist friends on charges of “civil disobedience”, whatever that means.  The group had refused to leave when asked to do so by Ryan’s staffers, insisting they be allowed to meet with the Speaker ahead of others who actually had appointments to see him.

The subject these jihadists wanted to meet about?  DACA.  That’s right – they wanted to meet about the DACA “Kids” (Average age:  26), who are in this country illegally, an issue about which Sarsour literally has no skin in the game whatsoever.

Think about the literal perfection of this incident:  A bunch of leftist radicals insisting upon jumping the line ahead of people who had played by the rules so they could meet with the Speaker in support of a bunch of illegal immigrants who insist upon jumping the immigration line ahead of thousands of others who are playing by the legal immigration rules.  If you pointed that irony out to Sarsour, she wouldn’t get it.  She is a Democrat, after all.

That “Wave” still looks pretty darn Red in Texas. – Hey, remember all that talk over the last couple of weeks about a “Blue Wave” supposedly coming to Texas, as a supposed “record” number of Democrat voters turned out during the early voting period for the primary elections that took place on Tuesday?  Remember how the state’s Democrat Party had supposedly finally gotten its act together, how the Ds were actually fielding living human being candidates in all of the state’s 36 congressional races, how Democrat “rising star” Beto O’Rourke was going to beat Republican Ted Cruz in the U.S. senate race?  Yeah, that was just yet another fake news media-generated myth.

That myth was generated by media outlets like the Dallas Morning News and the web-based Texas Tribune looking only at early voting numbers coming in from the state’s big cities, where Democrats tend to do their best in a state in which their party has not won a statewide election since 1994.  Turns out that when you look at the voting totals from the entire state, including all those rural areas where Republicans dominate, the results from yesterday’s primaries look pretty similar to how they’ve looked for the past quarter of a century.

Per the Texas Secretary of State’s official election returns, Democrat turnout was just 6.79% overall, despite the record number of early votes.  As is always the case with Texas Democrats, they just don’t show up to cast votes in person on Election Day.  Meanwhile, GOP turnout was 10.10%, and the total votes cast in statewide races for Republicans out-paced the vote totals for Democrats by roughly 1.5 million to 1.0 million.

If those ratios hold firm come November, they translate to basically the same 60/40 GOP advantage in statewide races that the Republicans have won every four years since 1994.  In other words, there won’t be any “blue wave” coming to Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, come November.  But hey, you can’t blame the fake news media for giving it the old college try – that’s what they think they’re in business to do.

God Bless Texas.

Just another day in the only wave in Texas is a big ol’ red one America.

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Whining, Drunks and Prostitutes – How Much Lower Will CNN go to Keep its Collusion Narrative Alive?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – We’ve all been wondering how it is that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, the single most incompetent law enforcement officer ever put on public display, still has his job.  Perhaps we should wonder even more about Jimmy Kimmell.  Why does this clown keep getting invited back to host the Academy Awards Ceremony?  It was bad enough that the ratings for last year’s program came in at a 9-year low.  But Sunday’s 2018 version of the ceremony completely collapsed, coming in at 16% below last year’s terrible ratings, a whopping 41% down from 2014, and reaching an all-time low.  Maybe, just maybe, this year’s ratings will convince the organizers of the event to hire a host next year who is an entertainer, rather than just another social justice warrior.

Little Jimmy’s in time-out, and he doesn’t much like it. – My daughter, who is a wonderful mother, has three rules for her two precious daughters:  No whining, no whining, and noooo whining!

Poor little Jimmy Acosta, CNN’s preening fake reporter assigned to the White House, broke all three of those rules on Monday.  The man who wants to be Sam Donaldson without having to put in all that hard work or adhere to those pesky ethics isn’t getting enough attention from White House Spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and wanted to let her know about it.

After Acosta’s shouted question at Ms. Sanders as she wrapped her daily press briefing went unanswered, he tweeted “Third press briefing in a row that @PressSec did not take a question from CNN. ” before rushing to the nearest CNN camera so he could whine on-air about not being the center of attention.  This guy must have been a real handful for his mother when he was a toddler.

Sanders, as always keeping her sense of humor about the petulant bunch of nitwits she must deal with every day, responded on her own Twitter account with  “Courage isn’t taking “a question from CNN,” Jim. Courage is combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing. “, which is about how you’d expect any good mom to respond to a whining 3 year-old.

So, what was the burning question to which Little Jimmy thought the world needed an answer?  “Do you expect the Justice Department to enforce all subpoenas, Sarah?”  Seriously, that was the question Acosta had shouted at her.  It’s like asking if all paint will dry or whether all Democrats and CNN reporters will lie – of course the Justice Department will enforce its subpoenas.  Why send subpoenas out if you’re not planning to enforce them?

It’s not about #courage, Jimmy, it’s about #irrelevance.  And whining – it’s about the whining.

The Nunberg Chronicles. – But Little Jimmy wasn’t the guy who made the biggest fool of himself in the nation’s capital on Monday.  No, that award has to go to former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg.  Mr. Nunberg spent the entire day submitting himself to a series of progressively more incoherent and embarrassing interviews on CNN and MSNBC, as either he had more and more to drink, or some sort of chemical imbalance became progressively worse.

The main thrust of Nunberg’s ramblings began as defiance  against the abusive process being employed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is using his office to destroy numerous people’s lives, forcing them to incur huge legal bills as he vainly casts about for something to hang on President Trump.  Nunberg, who has been subpoenaed to appear before Mueller’s grand jury, repeatedly claimed he would refuse to do so, until late in the day, when he hinted that he might cooperate after all.  That was during a happy hour-timed interview with CNN’s fake host Erin Burnett, who told Nunberg during the interview that she could smell alcohol on his breath.

Nunberg denied he’d been drinking, which may be true, but no one believed him.  He might want to reconsider that denial, because when you think about it, the least damaging explanation he has available to somewhat excuse his behavior is that he had a couple of martinis over lunch and said a lot of stuff he didn’t really mean.  All other possible explanations just become progressively worse.

Back to CNN, the fakest of all the #fakenews outlets has actually sent reporters over to Thailand to interview a prostitute from Belarus who claims to have information about collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 campaign.  This move came after CNN spent several days referring to the woman as a “Russian prostitute”, indicating that the fakest #fakenews outlet doesn’t even know that Belarus is not, in fact, Russia.

The fake journalists at the fakest #fakenews outlet apparently consider this prostitute to be “credible” because she was once photographed with a big Russian muckety-muck who once had a meeting with former Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort.

The truth, of course, is that CNN will resort to literally anything in order to keep its Trump/Russia “collusion” narrative alive, because that’s the deal the fakest #fakenews outlet has with the Democrat Party.  And if that means interviewing alleged drunks on-air, whining incessantly at the White House press spokesman, or sending fake reporters halfway around the world to interview prostitutes, why, that is what CNN will do.

Just another day in CNN is all fake news all the time America.

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#NeverTrump Loyalists are Social Justice Warriors, Too

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – Some food critic at the fake news website Vice issued a tweet on Sunday that said “Why is Brooklyn Barbecue taking over the world?”  The tweet was accompanied by a photo showing three strips of dry-looking brisket, a couple of pickles, and a small roll.  Everyone at thousands of barbecue joints all over Texas just laughed.  These New Yorkers are so cute.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Working over the weekend, the Florida Senate rejected a bill that would ban an ill-defined category of “assault weapons,” in spite of the 3 week-long fake news media assault on guns.  In their next action, the senators passed a bill that would authorize specially-trained teachers to carry firearms in the state’s public schools.

 

Thousands of Mini-Mes would be far preferable. – Michelle Obama told an audience last week that she has no plans to run for president herself, and would rather spend her time “creating thousands of ‘mes’.”  That is “me”, plural, as in thousands of Michelle Obamas.  As in thousands of imperious, self-absorbed women running around America forcing school children to eat a tiny sliver of rubbery chicken breast and 3 wilted leaves of spinach for lunch.  As in thousands of imperious, self-absorbed women who have never been proud of their country.  As in thousand of imperious, self-absorbed women who pose for the most awful First Lady portraits in American history.  It would almost be better to take the risk of her running for President instead.

Speaking of imperious, self-absorbed people, thousands of climate scammers suffered yet another setback over the weekend when it was announced that scientists had recently discovered a super-colony of 1.5 million Adelie Penguins thriving in the warmest part of Antarctica.  This is a sub-species of the flightless bird that climate scamm…er, “scientists” have spent years trying to convince everyone was endangered thanks to “global warming.”  Given that this super-colony of the birds was discovered in literally the very warmest part of the frozen continent, all these climate scammers are gonna have to find a new scam.

They would have spent the evening protesting the public sexual exploitation of scantily-clad actresses while surrounded by sexually-exploited, scantily-clad actresses, but then they wouldn’t have near as much fun at the after-parties. – Hollywood’s depraved glitterati spent much of the Oscars ceremony Sunday evening bad-mouthing the right to carry firearms, especially “assault weapons,” in a venue that was surrounded by more than 500 security personnel carrying firearms, including “assault weapons.”  What, you expected self-awareness from the collection of nitwits who last year gave you Baywatch and Mother!?

There is no statute of limitations on SJW outrage. – Actor Gary Oldman got his #MeToo moment on social media right after he accepted the Academy Award for Best Actor, as social justice warriors on Twitter and Facebook dredged up allegations by his wife from 2001 in which she claimed he hit her with a telephone receiver (from an old-style, corded phone) several times during a domestic quarrel.  Entertainment Weekly critic Dana Schwartz wailed “was Gary Oldman a secret agent sent to ruin my evening, and possibly my life?”  None of the 20-ish SJWs issuing those tweets even knows what a telephone receiver is, but they’re pretty sure using one to hit your spouse is a bad thing.  And if you’re living a life that can be ruined by the wrong guy winning an Oscar, you are living a sad life indeed.

#NeverTrumpers are SJWs, too. – Joe Cunningham, one of the big contingent of Trump hating “conservatives” at the website Red State, issued a hilariously stupid screed attacking the President titled “This is what happens when a President is all talking points and no substance.”  Cunningham’s diatribe comes less than a week after the Heritage Foundation announced that the supposedly substance-devoid POTUS has already accomplished 64% of his policy agenda in a little over 13 months in office.  Red State is what happens when hubris and envy overrule common sense.  In case you hadn’t already figured it out, #NeverTrumpers are the SJWs of the political right:  always certain of their righteousness, and always wrong about everything.

Just another day in #NeverTrumpers are social justice warriors too America.

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The Biggest Problem with Sheriff Israel is that he is So Common

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The trouble with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is that he is so damn common in our society today:  Arrogant, utterly incompetent and judged in his job based on “metrics” that have little to do with actually getting his job done.

In a really fine piece in Sunday’s Orange County Register, Carl Cannon condemns the Sheriff’s pathetic excuse-making in the wake of the shooting:

The Broward Sheriff’s Office resorted to its own bureaucratic gobbledygook, telling reporters that none of his behavior “appeared arrestable under Florida law.” This is false. It’s not legal in Florida to hold a gun to your mother’s head, or menace the family that took you in, or threaten to shoot up a school. Authorities could also have pursued an involuntary commitment to a mental facility under Florida’s “Baker Act,” which might have given him the psychological treatment he needed and seems to crave. It also might have made him ineligible to legally purchase firearms.

Of course, Israel actively avoided arresting the Parkland shooter despite having his officers called to the kid’s home an amazing 39 times in the 3 years leading up to the mass shooting, precisely because of the metrics used to judge his performance.  Those metrics required the crime rate among high school aged teenagers fall each year in order to maximize the federal money coming into the county’s schools and sheriff’s department, as part of an agreement they’d entered into with the Obama Administration’s Justice Department.  Israel’s department had accomplished that goal by simply refusing to enforce the law:  thus, his job performance was judged by those metrics to be outstanding.

The truly sad thing about Israel is that he really meant it last week when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he had provided “amazing leadership” in his job as Sheriff.  Hey, his job performance had been judged to be outstanding as all that federal money came pouring in – what else would he believe?

The hapless, witless Sheriff is hardly alone.  Our society is filled with glorified bureaucrats like Israel posing as law enforcement officers while responding to the perverse incentives set up by the idiotic edicts coming down from Washington, DC.  Our public and higher education systems are also filled with similar perverse incentives, with teachers and administrators forced to spend more and more of their time fulfilling tasks designed to maximize state and federal money rather than actually educating our children.  Common Core and standardized testing are just two of hundreds of examples that have led to the steady diminution of the quality of education in our society.

This is no surprise:  This is in fact the classic outcome of command-and-control socialism.  The more nationalized the school curriculum and law enforcement objectives become, the less accountable the people implementing them will become to the local public.  It is in fact inevitable that hapless men and women like Sheriff Israel will increasingly become the familiar faces of our nation’s sheriff’s departments.

Sheriff Israel is not the cause of what took place three weeks ago in Parkland, Florida – the FBI was every bit as hapless and every bit as much to blame as they respond to their own perverse incentives – he is just one of the effects of the nationalization of the goals and objectives of local law enforcement.

The biggest problem with Mr. Israel is that he is just as common as a day’s laundry in America today.

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Why Does Anyone Watch The Oscars Anymore?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Trump appeared at the Gridiron Dinner in Washington last night, and told a series of hilarious jokes that the audience, filled with about 90% humorless, hate-filled liberals from the fake news media, didn’t catch.  That’s ok, because the joke, as usual in this Administration, is on them.  Here are a couple of my favorites:

“As I’m sure you’ve seen, we’re now riding very high in the polls, which is hard to believe considering I never get any good press. But, I just hit 50 in the Rasmussen poll. A lot of people said I wouldn’t be able to do so well after losing my so-called chief strategist. But somehow, we’re still doing great without Omarosa.”

“You, The New York Times, are an icon. I’m a New York icon, you’re a New York icon. And the only difference is, I still own my buildings.”

And finally, “It might be hard for you to believe, but I do love gatherings like these. They give you a chance to socialize with members of the opposition party, it’s very important. And it’s also great to see some Democrats here also.”

Everyone there from CNN just kept looking at each other after each joke, saying “what does that mean?  I don’t get it.”  Exactly.

Speaking of gatherings filled with humorless, hate-filled liberals who want to destroy this country,The Academy Awards Ceremony is tonight, and the producers of the show, Michael DeLuca and Jennifer Todd, lied to USA Today on Saturday, telling the fake newspaper that host Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue will not be “pointedly political.”  Anyone who believes that, please shoot me a note, because I have got a hell of a deal for you on some real estate I can’t get rid of.

In all seriousness, why does anyone watch the Oscars anymore?  I mean, unless you are a part of the sexually abusive and depraved Hollywood community, or just some mindless progressive who actually identifies with fundamentally brain-dead, preening, self-absorbed nitwits in general, of course. Other than those people, who else wastes 3-4 hours of their time watching these people honor themselves?

If you’re a grown damn man, why watch?  Are you just a horndog who wants to see which young actress sporting a #MeToo or #TimesUp pin shows up wearing the least amount of clothes?  Are you truly interested in seeing whether or not some movie nobody saw called The Shape of Water beats out another movie nobody saw titled Call Me by Your Name?  Do you really give a damn whether or not Meryl Streep wins her 22nd Oscar, or whatever it is?

How about you ladies out there – why are you watching, given that the community honoring itself this evening has over the last 6 months been starkly revealed to ravenously hate every single one of you?  What possible entertainment value are you going to derive out of seeing a lifelong womanizer like Warren Beatty hand out the Best Picture Award?  Is it just to see whether or not he and Faye Dunaway can get it right and announce the movie that actually won this year?  And I know you aren’t tuning in to see what the guys are wearing, because guess what – they’re all wearing the same thing!  It’s a black tux – they’re all going to be wearing a black tux!  That’s what they all do.

Really and truly, folks, there are just so many better things to do with your time tonight.  As a public service, here is a list of just a few of those things:

– Give your cat’s litter box a good cleaning.  Mittens deserves better than what you’ve been giving him, trust me.

– Binge watch network TV’s best new show of the current season, Kevin Saves The World (We Think).  I’m not kidding, it is really hard to understand how such a charming, hilarious, grounded show made its way into the lineup of one of the three major networks.  If you haven’t been watching it, tonight’s a great time to start.

– Spend time with your kids, if you’re a parent, or with your grandkids if you, like me, are a grandparent.  It will do you some good.  Might even do them some good, too.

– If none of those options work for you, at 8:00 Central time, get onto iHeartRadio and tune into AM 740 KTRH in Houston, where you will find a little radio program that yours truly appears on every week called “In the Oil Patch.”  There won’t be any half-nekkid women or un-funny comics taking shots at President Trump, but you will learn something you didn’t know about energy, I promise.

Just another day in don’t watch the Oscars America.

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If Democrats Didn’t Exist, We Wouldn’t Want to Invent Them

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The Daily Caller reports that, in the cable news ratings race, fake news king CNN did not have a single program in its entire lineup that ranked among the top 20 during the month of February.  When the bad guys are losing, the country is #Winning.

They call it the Yu Darvish 2-inning start bug. – The Los Angeles Dodgers reported that a “flu-like” illness that was causing fevers and vomiting had ravaged dozens of their players Thursday evening, causing Manager Dave Roberts to scramble to find enough players to man the team’s spring training game on Friday.  No word if the flu struck after the team had re-watched film of Game 7 of last year’s World Series against the Houston Astros, but it seems likely.

RINOs in action. – Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, of course appearing on CNN (because who else would bother to interview Jeff Flake?), told his fake interviewer David Axelrod that he fully expects President Trump to have a Republican primary challenger in the 2020 race for the GOP nomination.  The Hill, which is fast becoming the web-based fake news challenger to CNN, thought this was newsworthy, which is almost inexplicable given that Flake announced his retirement late last year because his public approval rating in his home state was hovering in the low teens.

Justice Department leaks move into the theater of the absurd. – The New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press all “broke” a story on Friday asserting that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be accuse of making improper leaks by Inspector General Michael Horowitz in his report to be released in the coming days.  The “sources” of those stories were – guess what? – improper leaks by personnel within the Justice Department and/or the FBI.  It is highly doubtful any of the liberals at any of those fake news organizations are self-aware enough to understand the high degree of humor and irony present in this situation.

Speaking of theater of the absurd, PJ Media reports that the Obama holdovers at the Library of Congress have invited freaking Bill Nye the Science Guy to speak at a symposium on how to protect our planet from an asteroid collision.  I kid you not.  Mr. Nye, an engineer who has posed as a scientist on television as a host of kid’s shows for 30 years, and more recently become a dedicated climate scammer because it pays better, will be on the agenda with a real scientist, astronomer Dr. Amy Mainzer.  This is a disgrace, and the people who organized this program should be fired without severance pay.

Democrats in action. – Speaking of liberals with no sense of humor, the pinheads at Facebook issued an apology on Friday for threatening to censor a Christian satire site called the Babylon Bee.  Facebook’s evil minions were acting on a tip from their fellow humorless liberal evil minions at the “fact-checking” Snopes website, which had flagged the Babylon Bee as being “fake news.”  Well, of course it’s fake news, you mindless simpletons – it’s SATIRE.  Dear God, people.

More Democrats in action. – Tamika Mallory, who, along with radical Islamist Linda Sarsour was one of the main organizers of the 2017 “women’s march”, came under fire on Friday for having attended a speech by the heinous anti-semite bigot Louis Farrakhan.  She naturally defended herself by…wait for it… endorsing anti-semite hate speech on Twitter.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

Still more Democrats in action. – But hey, you’ll have to excuse Ms. Mallory and other Democrat voters for their bigotry.  After all, they’re just emulating their elected leaders.  Take Chuck Schumer for example.  On Wednesday, Schumer announced in the well of the U.S. Senate that he was voting against confirmation of a Trump judicial nominee for the simple reason that he is white.  Oh, he put all sorts of flowery liberal “need for diversity, yada yada yada, blah-blah-blah” rhetoric around it, but there is no escaping the fact that it was a stunningly racist statement.  But it’s always been ok for Democrats to be racist;  otherwise, we’d have never had the Ku Klux Klan.

Just another day in absurd Democrat theater America.

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How to Think of Trump’s Tariff Proposal

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

So, President Donald Trump spent all day Friday getting hammered by the fake news media, Democrats and many Republicans in congress, and leaders of other countries all over the world for his announcement Thursday afternoon that he plans to implement tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum next week.

If that reaction mix sounds familiar to you, it should.  It’s exactly the same reaction from a very similar mix of players he received last summer when he announced he was pulling the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.  Coincidence?  Not really, no.

Think about it:  What did President Trump say when he cancelled Barack Obama’s probably-illegal executive agreement that committed an entire country of 330 million people to the Paris Accords with no review or vote from congress?  He identified the Paris construct as nothing more than a wealth redistribution scheme that would suck trillions of dollars out of the U.S. economy and redistribute that wealth among the other nations who were signatories to the agreement.

In saying that, the President was 100% correct.  The Paris Accords have literally nothing to do with “saving the climate” by convincing countries to reduce their air emissions.  If it did, then why have none of the other nations who remain in the Accords met their emissions commitments under the deal?  That should give you a clue.

President Trump looks at the import/export equation on steel and aluminum in exactly the same terms.  He sees a situation in which a country like China gets to export its steel into the U.S. while paying no tariff at all, while at the same time levying a 50% tariff on U.S. steel coming into China, and sees that as just another scheme to redistribute U.S. wealth and jobs to another nation.  It’s the same concept.

The hilarious part of all of this is that so many members of congress and in the news media were shocked at the President’s Thursday announcement, just as almost all of the same people were shocked last summer about the President’s Paris decision.  Good lord, he promised on at least 100 occasions during the 2016 campaign to place tariffs on imports of all manner of goods, including steel and aluminum, if he were to win the election.

Since becoming President, Mr. Trump has been laser-focused on keeping the myriad promises he made during that campaign.  As many have detailed, he has already, just 14 months into his term in office, kept the great majority of those promises.  So why is anyone surprised in any way, shape or form that he is now going about keeping his promise to America’s steel and aluminum industries?  It would have actually been a real surprise had he not chosen to do so at some point soon.

I personally have mixed feelings on the tariff issue, and am not endorsing these tariffs just as I do not endorse the President’s recent implementation of tariffs on imports of solar panels.  But to Mr. Trump’s credit, he was completely open and honest about his plans to implement such tariffs during the campaign, and it is also to his personal credit that he remains committed to keeping his promises, whether I or anyone else agrees with him on the issue or not.

So, tariffs and Paris – there’s your analogy.  It even sort of rhymes.

[Addendum]  The other thing we must remember is that, with Donald Trump, literally EVERTHING is a negotiation.  This is not the end game in his mind – this is the start of a negotiation with China mainly, but with other countries as well. His goal is not to start a trade war, it is to change behaviors. He also very likely has in mind using these tariffs as an item to trade in exchange for something else down the road.

The setting of these tariffs is not the ending point for Mr. Trump, it is the starting point.

That is all.

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Democrats Don’t Need the Mob Anymore: Democrats ARE the Mob

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – New jobless claims fell by another 10,000 last week, as the economy approaches full employment.  New claims totaled 210,000 according to the Labor Department, the lowest level recorded in the U.S. since 1969.  This #Winning never, never, never, ever gets old.

Democrats in action. – Meanwhile, the social justice warriors at Kennesaw Mountain College in Georgia have banned the use of pretty much all the pronouns in the Webster’s Dictionary.  To replace them, the College introduced seven different lists of “gender-neutral” pronouns that students must use when addressing others.  The problem is, it is up to each individual to choose which of the 7 pronoun categories he or she…oops, there is no he or she anymore at KMC…’Ze’ or ‘Ve’ prefers.

The guide further hilariously notes that students “may change their pronouns without changing their name, appearance, or gender identity,” and suggests that preferred pronouns be re-confirmed regularly during “check-ins at meetings or in class.”  Folks, I was in an astronomy class at The University of Texas that had 120 students in it.  A pronoun “check-in” at the start of class would have consumed half of the class time.

“It can be tough to remember pronouns at first,” the guide helpfully points out.  True, but it’s probably easier than wasting time learning stuff like algebra, history and actual English.

More Democrats in action. – In Chicago, Democrat efforts to steal even more elections via mass voter fraud took another step forward with the issuance of what the sanctuary city’s leaders call the “CityID” card.  Matt Dietrich, spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections, said that the card “would be a legal form of ID for the board of elections to accept” when any resident attempts to register to vote.

But hey, don’t worry, Dietrich went on, “When you go to register to vote, you do check a box that attests to your citizenship.”  He also assured everyone that the same city officials who are currently actively violating  federal immigration law by enforcing the city’s “sanctuary” status will be policing the situation to make sure that people who knowingly entered the U.S. in violation of  our country’s immigration law don’t lie.  In 1960, John F. Kennedy needed Sam Giancana and the Chicago mob to steal Illinois.  Today, the Democrat Party is the mob, so no help necessary.

Still More Democrats in action. – Retiring Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, speaking at a meeting of the American Enterprise Institute, called the supporters of the Obamacare legislation in 2009-10 “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.”  Well, yes.  They’re all Democrats.  Great to see the Senator finally getting to air his unfiltered thoughts during his waning days in office.

Speaking of Democrats in action, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the assembled fake news reporters on Thursday that the Justice Department is conducting a review of the actions by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff, who warned illegal immigrants in her city last Friday to head for the hills because ICE was about to conduct a roundup operation in the area.  This was clearly obstruction of justice, but Mayor Schaff, concerned about the prospect of spending time in the federal pokey, now claims she wasn’t advising anyone to take evasive action, oh no.  She just wanted them all to spend time studying and learning their rights while they sat meekly in their living rooms awaiting the arrival of ICE agents.  It’s an obvious lie – and if she says it to FBI agents, that’s also supposed to be a crime – but that’s what Democrats do.  It’s all they got.

As we all know, Hollywood is pretty much 100% infested with Democrats who just love to give themselves awards for all the award-worthy work they do in making the films they turn out, which, with very rare exceptions, range from horrifically awful to merely mediocre.  The biggest of the 3 dozen or so awards ceremonies, the Oscars, takes place this Sunday, and attendees always find a nice big gift bag sitting on their seat when they arrive.

In tribute to the fact that Hollywood has over the last 5 months been starkly revealed to be a seething cesspit of sexual abuse and depravity, Yahoo News reports that this year’s gift bags will contain ” a key-ring sized pepper spray, a gel pepper spray, two personal body alarms and a kit to test whether your drink has been drugged.”  If news reports are accurate, every woman and boy under the age of 18 will need to use every one of those items to protect them from registered Democrats before the night is over.

Just another day in Democrats are the mob America.

That is all.

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