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The Democrat Party is Waging a Generational War

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Turns out, one outright commie in the race is enough, even for Democrats. – New York City Mayor Bill “Meatless Mondays” DeBlasio thinks he is cut out to be our president, oh, he really does. So, he ventured up to New Hampshire to test the waters there yesterday, and boy was that a bad idea.

DeBlasio was the lead “attraction” for an event billed as a panel discussion about healthcare.  But it appears that no one in the Granite State much cares about healthcare, or getting up close and personal with Bill DeBlasio.

In total, just 20 people turned out for the event, which is really bad, but that becomes purely awful when you realize that 14 of the 20 people were sitting on the panel, with just six hearty souls serving as the “audience” for the event. Upon learning of the sad turnout, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway hilariously tweeted that “There are more people than this in my house every night for dinner.”  Oof.

These Democrat debates are going to be a hoot. – Don’t look now, but some guy you probably never heard of named Andrew Yang is the new Big Thing among the Millennial social media crowd that is always looking for a handout. Yang is…well, he’s uh…ummm…he’s a “tech entrepreneur,” which generally means he became fabulously wealthy creating some business that appeals to Millennials. Now, he’s basing a presidential campaign on the same concept, which in Democrat politics means that he’s proposing to give away a lot of money to Millennials.

So, a standard issue Democrat.

Yang has differentiated himself from the “forgive student loans,” “green new deal,” and “medicare for all” crowd by proposing something even more craven, what he calls a “Freedom Dividend” that simply gives $1,000 per month to … wait for it…EVERYBODY. Yes, that’s right: He’s just going to have the federal government write a check for a grand to 335 million Americans each month. For those interested in arithmetic, that comes to $335 billion each month, right at $4 TRILLION every year for a government that’s already running a trillion dollar budget deficit.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  Who could?

When asked how he would pay for this latest Democrat money grab, Yang offers only a false analogy with Alaska: “What they are doing with oil money in Alaska, we can do for all of us around the country with advancing technology.”

Well, here’s what they do in Alaska: The Alaska government decades ago dedicated part of the money it collects from taxes and royalties from the state’s massive oil production (second in the U.S. only to Texas) and distributes an annual dividend to the state’s small number of citizens from the balance. But this is not a budget-busting handout – Alaska is able to do this only because it runs a significant budget SURPLUS almost every year thanks to its oil and gas industry. Indeed, the state’s constitution requires the budget to be balanced each year, unlike the federal government.

The amount of this annual payment varies with the health of the oil industry, which determines how much the state is able to collect in taxes and royalties. During the depths of the oil price bust a few years ago, the state had to suspend the dividend for one year because paying it out would have thrown its budget into a deficit situation.

Being a standard-issue Democrat, Yang’s proposal makes no such consideration. Other than his vague reference to somehow funding it with “advancing technology” – an idiotic message intended purely to deceive idiots – Yang never even mentions funding it within some budgetary constraint.

Like the dimwit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her “Green New Deal” and Bernie Sanders with his “Medicare for All”, Yang’s plan is to simply have the Federal Reserve print the money every month and hand it out to everyone. The inevitable result of such a program would be a rapid devaluation of the currency and massive inflation, meaning that all you Baby Boomers who spent the last several decades carefully saving money and planning a modest retirement based on the expectations of semi-responsible government and fairly stable economy can all go back to work, presumably as greeters at all the rapidly-disappearing Wal-Mart stores.

A word of warning: Amazon does not need nor hire greeters.

Make no mistake about this: What the Democrat Party is engaged in right now, today, is an organized, conscious, generational war that pits Millennials vs. the Baby Boom generation. That Party has in recent years made the conscious decision to toss organized labor overboard in favor of illegal aliens, and tossed Jews overboard in favor of Islamists, based on the calculation of which group might bring them more future votes. The Democrats right now are in the process of tossing Baby Boomers and even Gen-Xers over the side in favor a larger and younger future voting bloc.

This is just the latest example of the reality that the Democrat Party’s overriding motivation is not to do what is best for all Americans, but the acquisition and maintenance of political power.

Andrew Yang is just the latest manifestation of this intentional political strategy by the Democrats, and it’s working for him. His event in San Francisco last Friday drew a crowd of 3,000, which is 2,994 more than Bill DeBlasio could come up with in New Hampshire, and 1,000 more than Irish Bob O’Rourke could attract to his competing border rally with President Trump in El Paso last month. In the past month alone, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Yang raised $350,000 from 66,000 donors, which is enough to qualify him to participate in the Democrats’ upcoming first debate in June.

That debate is going to be little more than a competition to see which candidate can promise to print and throw away the most money America does not have on issues that Millennials care about. Because the Democrat Party is waging a generational war here, and everyone over the age of 40 is the enemy.

Wake up, people – this is deadly serious stuff.

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The Democrats’ Ongoing Fascination With Political Losers

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an actress. – Everyone should watch this video. Trust me, just watch it. It’ll be the best 23 minutes you invest this week. I’m going to keep this pinned at the top of each piece I post for the next few days in order to maximize its – and her – exposure.

Paul Begala is an anti-Semitic sleaze. – The man with the highest forehead on television referred to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as “cockroaches” in a clear effort to dehumanize the Jewish couple in the minds of CNN viewers. Adolph Hitler and Joseph Goebbels would have been extremely proud of Mr. Begala, who has made a living for 25 years now by lying on television.

Why is today’s Democrat Party such a steaming cesspit of anti-Semitism? – Speaking of raging anti-Semites, the Deputy Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, an illegal alien named Belen Sisa, was forced to apologize yesterday when anti-Semitic posts she made on Facebook on Sunday were made public. Just more proof that Jewish voters who continue voting for Democrats are voting for their own destruction.

I’m betting she learned how to lose Florida. – The Tampa Bay Times had this to say in a tweet yesterday: “Amy Klobuchar revealed she recently spoke with Andrew Gillum about what it takes to win Florida. Here’s what she learned.” I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

What is it about the current crop of Democrats and their ongoing obsession with losers? Irish Bob O’Rourke, the Texas loser to Ted Cruz, after months of dithering around while trying to “find” himself as if he were a 22 year-old snowflake, appears about to finally announce his run for the presidency. Stacey Abrams, who lost the Georgia governor’s race to Brian Kemp despite having massive voter fraud in her favor, is now making noises about doing the same, as we noted here on Monday.

And now we have presidential candidates seeking advice from Gillum, who lost the governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis in spite of the sleazebag elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties spending a week trying to manufacture enough votes to tip the count in his favor. Gillum is so ethically challenged that he will probably soon find himself on trial on findings by the Florida Ethics Commission that he accepted illegal gifts on many occasions while serving as Mayor of Tallahassee.

Ok, come to think of it, that is all most likely exactly why Klobuchar is seeking Gillum’s advice.  These are Democrats we’re talking about here, after all.

Hey, no offense intended, but these guys are really, really old. – Going back to our precious Robert “Beto” O’Rourke for a moment, despite all the hundreds of millions of dollars in free media hype he has received from every media outlet from CNN to the New York Times to the Washington Post to MSNBC to Oprah (who is a media outlet in and of her own self), Irish Bob finds himself running a poor 5th in the latest Monmouth poll, trailing Creepy Joe Biden, the Commie, Kamala Harris and even Fauxcahontas with just 6% support among registered Democrat voters.

Meanwhile, Creepy Joe Biden comes in at 28%, with the Commie close behind at 26%. This brings me to just a fascinating set of fun facts.

On Election Day 2020, the Commie will be 79 years old, while Creepy Joe will be less than two weeks away from turning 78. If elected and then re-elected, either man would be pushing 90 by the end of a second term in office. This is rather stunning to know, considering that the oldest serving president in our nation’s history, Ronald Reagan, was 77 years old the day he left office after having served two full terms.

Every Democrat in America spent the full eight years of Ronaldus Magnus’s presidency screaming that he was just too darn old for the office. Today, the Creep and the Commie are pulling well over half of Democrat voter support. Meanwhile, the comparative “young guns” in the race, Irish Bob and Harris, are stumbling along with a combined 14%.

Thus, at this point, the Democrat fascination with political losers by the Party’s leadership hasn’t begun translating into actual support among Democrat voters. It seems these voters will require many more months of heavy-duty brainwashing by the Democrat fake news media.

Rest assured, that’s exactly what they will be getting, and they’ll like it. Because, Democrats.

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AOC is an Actress, and Other Bits of Democrat Chicanery

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene…

Everyone should watch this video. – Trust me, just watch it. It’ll be the best 23 minutes you invest this week.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a politician, she’s an actress. A puppet whose strings are being pulled behind the scenes by a group that calls itself the Justice Democrats, and is headed by the depraved Cenk Uygur.

This is all stuff I was not aware of, and of course our fake news media will never dream of reporting on any of it, so most of the general public will remain blissfully unaware. But isn’t it informative, and doesn’t it help explain so much?

Once you realize and accept this reality about the human sock puppet who is AOC, everything that has taken place with her over the past year, everything she says and does, makes perfect sense.

Wait, what? Um, isn’t that, like, collusion or something? – A super PAC set up to fund the campaign of Jeb! Bush in 2016 just got hit by the Federal Elections Commission with a massive fine for accepting $1.3 million in illegal contributions from Chinese-owned corporation American Pacific International Capital.

Very predictably, this illegal activity on the part of the Bush Campaign did not rise to headline news in your fake news media, and no Democrat in congress has called for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate this apparent collusion with China. Funny how that all works.

I wonder how many dead elderly Americans Newsweek polled in order to reach this conclusion? – This is a real, actual headline on a story at the ongoing disastrous failure that is Newsweek:

ELDERLY AMERICANS ARE DYING WITHOUT GETTING TO READ MUELLER’S REPORT – AND THEY’RE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT

I swear I do not make this stuff up. I mean, really, who could?

Who is this Brie Larsen, and why did her parents name her for a type of cheese? – Pat Sajak bemoans the way today’s social justice warriors have taken the fun out of literally everything:

Spoiled Billionaire Used To Getting His Way Lashes Out! – Fake environmentalist Tom Steyer – who made most of his fortune through coal investments – isn’t taking Nancy Pelosi’s new impeachment talking points well, and is too dumb to understand she’s lying.

Steyer, who has already invested tens of millions of dollars in goofy, pro-impeachment ad campaigns and plans to throw millions more down that particular rat hole, had this to say in response to Pelosi’s new fake position on the matter:

“Speaker Pelosi thinks ‘he’s just not worth it?’ Well, is defending our legal system ‘worth it?’ Is holding the President accountable for his crimes and cover-ups ‘worth it?’ Is doing what’s right ‘worth it?’ Or shall America just stop fighting for our principles and do what’s politically convenient?”

This guy is so. damn. naive. He actually thinks Democrats care about quaint notions like “principles.” Laughable.

When anti-gun activists suddenly realize the error of their ways… – The Daily Caller reports that a Connecticut anti-gun activist was kicked out of a hearing on the gun control issue when she was caught sending texts in which she threatened to … wait for it … SHOOT a Republican politician and other opponents of gun control.

I swear, you really cannot make this stuff up.

 

That is all.

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Thanks to Donald J. Trump, America’s Time for Choosing has Come

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Life at the tippy-top sure does increase the old carbon footprint. – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the dim-witted freshman Democrat from the Bronx, or somewhere, took incoming fire from the leering press over the weekend when it was revealed that she isn’t exactly walking her Global Church of Climate Change talking points.

Fresh off of saying “Climate Change” is a “national emergency” that mandates the elimination of gasoline-powered cars and proclaiming that “We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.’ And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II,” it turns out that the ex- and possibly future-bartender has been guzzling the gas at pretty much the same rate as all of her high-carbon-footprint colleagues. The New York Post reported over the weekend that her campaign ran up bills on gas-powered cars totaling almost $30,000 even though her campaign headquarters was just 138 feet from the nearest New York Subway station.

Even more puzzling, her campaign racked up 66 airline flights totaling more than $25,000 even though she was running in a very geographically-compact district. Where were all these people flying to and from, and what campaign-related mission were the accomplishing?

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the report on her Twitter account – because of course she did – thusly:

So, hey, all you little people: She’s just “living in the world.” Life at the “tippy-top” is good, and her plans involve putting a lot of people to work to force YOU to reduce YOUR carbon footprint – they have nothing to do with how the elite that she is now a part of would continue to live once they have banished those of you who survive the economic disaster they create to live in your new 19th-century existence.

One thing’s for sure: It didn’t take her long to memorize those Al Gore/Leonardo DiCaprio talking points.

Now for something completely gross. – Here’s something in everyone’s future if Ocasio-Cortez and her society-destroying minions have their way: A company in Spain is now manufacturing pukey-looking “vegan steaks” with a 3-D printer. Stock up on the ribeyes and briskets while you still can, folks, because this is where these lunatics want to force us all to go. There is not enough ketchup on earth to cover up the after-taste of that slop.

Hey, another 1-percenter enters the race. – Ex-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a former oil and gas geologist who made his fortune as a pioneer of Colorado’s micro-brewery industry, announced really, really early this morning that he’s going to run for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination. Because, you know, if Jay Inslee (who?) and this Pete Buttigieg (wut?) guy can run, why not a guy with a chain of beer pubs?

Makes perfect sense to me.

They were just kiddin’ about that whole “Russia Collusion” thing. – If you thought that the end of the Robert Mueller witch hunt would mean the Democrats would allow the nation to return to some sense of normalcy and regular order in its national politics, well, I want a double shot of whatever it is you’ve been drinking.

The end of the Witch Hunt over the Russia Collusion fantasy concocted by the DOJ/FBI cabal only means that the Democrats in congress move onto the next phase of their 4-year effort to deconstruct this President and presidency. Thus, the House Judiciary Committee chaired by despicable New York congressman Jerrold Nadler will issue no fewer than 60 subpoenas seeking documents and testimony in its own Witch Hunt, which will attempt to dummy up a claim of “obstruction of justice” by President Donald Trump.

Nevermind that Mueller has already spent months trying to create that case and failed, nevermind that the whole fantasy is based on the President’s firing of Teenage Drama Queen James Comey, a man who every Democrat in Washington had publicly advocated firing – none of those things matter. What matters to the Democrats is keeping up the appearance of chaos in Washington, because they know it is literally their only hope of beating Trump in the 2020 election.

If they allow a return to normal order, this President would plow his way to a landslide victory over whichever candidate emerges from the Democrats’ field of miscreants, hacks, fake Indians, ageing punk rockers and beta-males that would rival Reagan’s thrashing of Walter Mondale in 1984. So there will be no normal order in Washington, folks. Instead, there will be 18 months of subpoenas, kangaroo courts and disgraceful displays of demagoguery, all of which will be treated seriously by the Democrat lapdogs who infest our nation’s fake news media.

There’s nothing any of us out here in Flyover Country can do about it, other than to be sure to turn out to vote for Trump in 2020, so you might as well just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.

Some of you have wondered why it is that I like to say that I never tire of typing the three glorious words “President Donald Trump.” Well, this is why. This exact thing. He has quite literally driven the entire Democrat Party stark, raving mad. Don’t misunderstand – Democrats were nuts long before Donald Trump ever thought about running for president. But in the past they felt the need to at least put up a pretense of normalcy. They weren’t anything like you and me, but they felt the need to make like they were in order to attract your votes, which is why people who were otherwise good and decent and fairly intelligent could justify voting for Democrats.

But now the mask is completely off. The pretense is gone. The Democrat Party, over just the past 30 days, has happily revealed itself to be the party of killing babies, the party of open borders, the party of socialist fascism, the party that is perfectly willing to do everything it can to protect woman abusers and guys nicknamed “CoonMan” if they hold elective office with a “D” next to their name.

It is no longer possible for good and decent people to cast their votes for Democrats. As Ronald Reagan famously said, “the time for choosing is upon us,” and there is no longer any place to hide.

Glorious.

That is all.

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The Week in Review: A Rat, A Duke, A Dress, A Bug-Eyed Schiff and AOC

The Campaign Update Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Week in Review, courtesy of the @GDBlackmon Twitter Feed…

The week kicked off with a controversy about a 48 year-old interview in Playboy Magazine with John Wayne. A friend had the best take on that one:

Things only went downhill from there. Here SkyNews, the very liberal and very British affiliate of Fox News, asks possibly the least relevant question of the century thus far:

On the Sunday morning talk shows, California Democrat Bug-eyed Adam Schiff was doing what he always does…:

…and then CNN jumped into the competition with SkyNews to see which could post the most absurd story of the day, because of course they did.:

Charlie Sykes thinks we need Mitt Romney. I properly set him straight on when it was that we really did need him. It was a long, long time ago, and he failed us.:

Speaking of The Duke, let us bask in his greatness. Oh, and look who smiled and hugged him when she presented his award.:

Oh, yeah, the Oscars were Sunday night. Here’s how the ummmm…er….welllll….’men’ dressed for the occasion this year.:

The news-fakers at USA Today did their best to describe Mr. Porter’s attire a something it wasn’t, and I wasn’t in the mood for it.:

Ok, let’s just move on, shall we?

It was an exasperating week during which even the smart people were doing dumb stuff.  The normally astute Byron York asks a very dumb question.:

No further explanation required here.:

Like AOC, Harry Reid needs a self-awareness coach.:

As President Trump prepared to fly out to Vietnam to meet with the Crazy Little Fat Guy, the memes were flying. Here’s one of the very best.:

Speaking of lying California Democrats, I give you Kamala Harris.:

Offered without further comment, because none is needed.:

You really can’t make this stuff up, folks…:

Sometimes the future looks incredible, but then you think things through…:

Steve Goddard succinctly and hilariously sums up the #ClimateScam, something he does about 26 times every week.:

A blast from the past that never gets old.:

Hey, wonder which way Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s staff voted on this one?

Mere pocket change to today’s Democrat Party.:

The depravity of the Democrat Party has never been on more blatant display than it was this week.:

James Woods doesn’t like shaking hands, so I offered a solution.:

Here I thank AOC for her incredibly generous stupidity and shamelessly promote my website, all in 280 characters.  I can be efficient when I want to be.:

My Twitter feed also has its very own handy FACT CHECK service. No need to thank me.:

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up, and who would really want to?:

Lara Logan continued her campaign to tell the truth about our fake news media. Our fake news media was not amused.:

Speaking of fake news, the news-fakers at Slate did their dead level best to avoid the point of the new HBO film revealing the true nature of the monster Michael Jackson, so I tried to set them straight. It probably didn’t work, but it made me feel better.:

Oh yeah, and the Rat was testifying on Capitol Hill most of the week. So tiresome.:

Shameless self-promotion, in case you missed it.:

The horrific outcomes of Democrat Party policy choices, part 23,252.:

Back on February, 7,  I wrote that Irish Bob O’Rourke had better Fish or Cut Bait on his decision whether or not to run for the presidency, speculating that he was running the risk of missing his moment.  That speculation looked pretty prescient this week when he made his announcement and almost nobody noticed.:

I couldn’t have said it any better…:

The Olympics have been trending towards PC fakery for many years now, but this week, they went all-in. No need to waste time watching anymore.:

This candidate for congress doesn’t know the difference between a fully-automatic weapon and a semi-automatic weapon. Needless to say, she’s a Democrat.:

If you don’t follow  Nick Searcy on Twitter, you are missing all the fun.:

Seriously, are there really people out there who are so damn dumb that they thought these two were doing anything other than promoting a film?  Really?:

If you missed this, you need to watch it, and I’m not kidding.:

Here I sum up Joe Biden without even having to talk about all his creepy handsy-ness with women and children.:

Some other guy jumped into the Democrat presidential race.:

Hey, you can’t blame a guy for hoping, can you?:

Good Lindsey Graham continues its takeover of Bad Lindsey Graham, a trend that’s been ongoing since John McCain left this life last August.:

Just in case anyone has forgotten…:

Glad he was finally arrested, but why did it take so long? Oh, yeah, because he assaulted a conservative at Berkeley. Stupid question.:

President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) set the house on fire with a two-hour stemwinder at CPAC.:

Finally, Saturday was Texas Independence Day. God Bless Texas, y’all!:

That is all.

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House Dems Disgrace Themselves. In Other News, Water is Wet.

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“I have lied, but I am not a liar. Now, let me introduce my wife, er, ah, ummmm…Morgan Fairchild. Yeah, that’s the ticket!” – As their first witness in the 106th congress, Chairman Elijah Cummings and the Democrats who now run the House Oversight Committee called Michael Cohen, a man who will soon be going away to federal prison for the crime of …wait for it…LYING TO CONGRESS. You seriously cannot make this stuff up. Presumably, their next witness will be this guy:

Yeah, I know – it’s an old reference, but it’s a perfect one. All you Millennials out there can ask your parents about him.  Hint: He’s a character from the years when Saturday Night Live used to be an actual comedy show. Bet you kids didn’t know that was ever even a thing, right?  Right.

Other than that, what else does one say about this shameful circus? That the Democrats on the committee pretty much all disgraced themselves? Who didn’t expect that to happen? That Cohen got caught in several more examples of outright perjury by Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows and other Republicans on the committee? Again, I could have told you that was going to be the case on Wednesday. That Cohen outright admitted to coordinating his opening remarks with Cummings, Adam Schiff and other congressional Democrats? Knock me over with a feather. That Cohen’s own lawyer, Lanny Davis, sat there throughout the hearing looking like the consigliere for a mob outfit? Well, hey, he has worked for the Clintons for 25 years now.

Perhaps the most remarkable, unexpected takeaway from the hearing is the fact that no one is talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s performance in it this morning. From the news coverage, you wouldn’t even know she was on this committee, but she was there, and she actually was one of the more restrained Democrats at the hearing, doing a fine job of reading her script that was prepared by her uniformly-paid staff and avoiding going off on tangents irrelevant to the hearing’s purpose. Good for her.

At the end of the day, what had this DC Swamp circus hearing accomplished? Not a damn thing. Even some of the Trump-hating talking heads at CNN were tsk-tsking about what a bald-faced liar Cohen is, and the New York Times was accusing the Democrats of “overreaching”. In this anti-Trump fake news world, when the Democrats and their star witness have lost CNN and the New York Times, it’s an epic fail.

Deal? Or No Deal? – The answer is no deal, at least for now. If you, unlike anyone in our fake news media, invested the time to read Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal”, you would know that one of his key negotiating principles is that you have to be willing to walk away. As soon as your opponent knows you aren’t willing to do that, you have lost the negotiation.

In the wee hours of this morning, American time, it initially appeared as if a major deal was about to be announced, as the members of the leering press were informed that both President Trump and the Crazy Little Fat Guy would be coming into the press room shortly to take questions. But a little bit later, the press was informed that President Trump would be the only leader coming out.

According to Fox’s Ed Henry, the President and Sec. State Mike Pompeo had been led to believe that Kim was committing to decommissioning all of his country’s nuclear facilities in exchange for the release of U.S. (but not UN) sanctions on North Korea. But then, as the signing documents were being prepared, Kim clarified that he was only willing to decommission a single nuke facility, so President Trump did what any good negotiator would do – he walked away.

But he’ll be back, and another meeting between the two will probably be held before this year is over. Because negotiations are a process, a process that involves the establishment of relationships, of trust, of terms, and of pesky little details. The first two meetings between Trump and Kim have obviously done much to move the ball forward on the establishment of relationships and trust. That itself is rather amazing given the abject refusal of America’s previous four presidents to even have a conversation with any North Korean leader, not to mention the fact that the Democrats pulled the stunt of holding the Cohen hearing in an obvious, despicable effort to derail the negotiations.

The next meeting, or two, or three between the two men will have to work on the ironing out of terms and details. In the meantime, 459 days have now passed since the last North Korean missile test launch, an event that took place on average once every 24 days during the Barack Obama Administration.

We’ll just have to wait and see who Rep. Cummings will call as his committee’s star witness while the next summit meeting is taking place.

Jussie Smollett will probably be looking for a gig.

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Stop Laughing: The EPA is Actually Very Serious About Capturing Cow Farts

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“We’re gonna regulate cow farts to save the world.” – This part of the outline of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s infamous “Green New Deal” (GND) provoked peals of laughter all across the country and weeks of ridicule on every social media platform. But here’s the truth: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has spent millions of research and development dollars during the course of the 21st century in a Quixotic quest to figure out how to do exactly that.

For example, on Dec. 5, 2008, CBS News ran a report headlined “EPA’s Air Pollution Target: Flatulent Cows”. The story reports on farmers’ concerns about a newly-issued EPA report that seemed to propose a literal tax on cow farts. No kidding.

A Daily Caller report on April 11, 2014 details GOP concerns that the Obama EPA led by Gina McCarthy was also considering implementing a new tax on cow flatulence. The concern was then based on the Obama-era “Climate Action Plan” that would enact penalties on the agricultural industry unless it found ways to reduce methane emissions – which in fact far outstrip similar emissions from the natural gas industry – by 25% by the year 2020.

It isn’t just the U.S. media reporting on this smelly subject – the UK Daily Mail got into the act a few days later with a doozy of a story headlined “Now That’s Wind Power! Cows Wear BACKPACKS to Capture Their ‘Emissions’ and Become Miniature Power Stations”.

The story begins with the following opening paragraph and accompanying photo that I swear is a real thing:

“On Friday, the Obama administration stated that it would make a multi-pronged attack on cow flatulence, in an attempt to cut methane emissions. As a result, windy cows have come under renewed scrutiny by scientists, who plan to capture their harmful emissions and convert them into ‘green’ energy. But scientists in Argentina believe they have come up with a solution – cow backpacks that can be used to trap the animal’s natural gas.”

Now, you can’t see it in that photo – which is a really fortunate thing – but that poor cow actually has a hose jammed up its rear end so that this contraption can capture its frequent toots.  I swear I do not make this stuff up.

Then, in August of 2016, the Obama-era EPA issued the results of a new, very costly study that names farming and ranching as the single biggest emitter of CO2 in the United States, and estimates the ” technologically feasible abatement potential of the livestock sector is 267 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2030″ or fully 10% of U.S. baseline emissions.

Folks, that’s a lot of cow farts the EPA was planning on eliminating.

A simple web search turns up literally hundreds of similar stories over the years, all based on reports and studies issued by the EPA. Anyone who thinks federal regulators aren’t seriously intent on regulating cow farts hasn’t been paying attention.

Indeed, the release of that August, 2016 study led to a raft of new media reporting on the subject, such as this story at Bloomberg titled “Could Less Gassy Livestock Be A Cash Cow” (‘cash cow’ – get it?) and subtitled “It’s Time to Have a Conversation About Flatulent Cows.” Despite the cleverness of the headline writers, the author of the piece is completely serious, just like the nutjobs behind the Green New Deal.

So, laugh all you want – and God knows you should want to –  at AOC and her insane Green New Deal’s plan to capture cow farts, but do so armed with the knowledge that she is deadly serious, and that the bureaucrats at your EPA are serious about it as well, having spent the last 20 years wasting millions of your taxpayer dollars studying ways to do exactly that.

No need to thank me – happy to be of service.

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Quick, Someone Get These Democrats A Self-Awareness Coach!

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s such a busy day that I thought I’d do some quick takes on the passing scene…

My take on the Academy Awards – Every Oscar went to some guy or woman I’ve never heard of for a movie I haven’t seen and won’t see in the future.

Oh wait: I have heard of Spike Lee, but after his childish display of petulance last night, I wish I hadn’t.

The lack of self-awareness is strong in this one… – Chelsea Clinton complains that her grandmother did not have access to Planned Parenthood.

Oh, my. Which grandmother was she talking about?  Grandmother Rodham, or Grandmother Clint…er, Hubb…er, never mind.

Speaking of lack of self-awareness, it’s a damn shame her parents didn’t possess such foresight. – Alexandria “The Boss” Ocasio-Cortez now says that today’s parents should not have any more kids because of, like, climate change and stuff, and there’s, like, this sort of “scientific consensus” that their lives will be hard, or something.

“Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. “And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, ‘Is it okay to still have children?'”

For the record, the “scientific consensus” is that children born today will experience a lower percentage of poverty, lower percentage of hunger and disease and deprivation, and a higher standard of living and longer life expectancy than all prior generations of human beings.

But “The Boss” has her dogmatic fantasies, and as I pointed out this morning, confusing her with things like facts and truth and reality is a fool’s errand.

Why, that’s exactly how tens of millions of Americans feel about Harry Reid! – Harry Reid to CNN this morning:  “Is there anything I think the President Trump is doing right? I just have trouble accepting him as a person and so frankly I don’t see anything he’s doing right.”

By the way, after President Trump punched back at Reid’s taunt, the fake news media bashed Trump because Harry Reid has cancer.

You seriously cannot make this stuff up. Can someone please get these Democrats a self-awareness coach, STAT?

“…now let me tell you about all of these overtly-socialist policy ideas I support, starting with the Green New Deal…” – Here’s what Kamala Harris told a CNN interviewer this morning: “I certainly think that we should all want that our leaders do not engage in name-calling because that’s really just a very low-level of discourse,” says KamalaHarris. “I’m a progressive Democrat. I am a Democrat, I’m a proud Democrat. I’m not a socialist.”  Yeah, sure, uh-huh, right, you betcha.

*sigh*

She’ll just take all that cash behind closed doors. – Also from the news-fakers at CNN – so take it for what it is worth – Fauxcahontas is now ordering her staffers to be quiet about taking money from wealthy donors: “Sen. Elizabeth Warren is laying down a new rule for her presidential campaign: No fundraisers, dinners, receptions or phone calls with wealthy donors.”

Gosh, Judging from that cap, Mr. Evers must be a white supremacist. I’ve been assured that’s a correct assumption by the entirety of our nation’s news media establishment.: 

 

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Sane Americans Should Treat the Insane Green New Deal as a Deadly Serious Matter

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I repeat, we must take this insane “Green New Deal” very seriously… – because the Democrats aren’t kidding, hard as that might be for any sane person to believe. You may have noticed that the only part of the “Green New Deal” that has disappeared from the news media since its hysterically absurd rollout a few weeks back is the details.

The raging Bronx nitwit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly removed her third-grade-level talking points document from her website after it was widely panned on social media, but that hasn’t stopped the fake, “mainstream” news media from doing its dead-level best to keep the hoax alive. The Climate Scammers who run the New York Times Climate section published a huge essay last week in which they twisted themselves into pretzels of illogic and outright lies in order to declare the GND to be “technologically possible”, but also had enough integrity to point out that it would cost many, many trillions of dollars we do not have and getting authorized legislation passed would be near-impossible.

Those last two points were pretty much the only true things in the piece, so of course the same scammers issued an apology for including them in their otherwise-fantasy-based screed when all the social justice warriors on Twitter went ballistic on them. Because in today’s fake news media, promoting leftist politically-correct fantasy always take priority over arcane things like reporting simple facts.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Week in Review, detestable Senator Dianne Feinstein was accosted by a group of 8,9, and 10 year-old children whose abusive parents are using them as political tools. Which I guess makes the parents even more detestable than Sen. Feinstein, come to think of it. Anyway, when these kids tried to bully Feinstein into reciting the Democrat GND religious dogma, the Senator, in a rare moment of lucidity, proceeded to lecture them on what an unworkable fantasy the thing is.

Naturally, Feinstein later apologized after – you guessed it – all the social justice warriors on Twitter went ballistic on her.  See how this works?

Longtime NBC news hack Andrea Mitchell, a decades-long promotor of the Climate Scam, became the latest target the Twitter social justice warrior thuggery when, on NBC’s Meet the Press show, she – accurately, for once in her sordid career – chastised those abusive parents, saying “Who are the adults who bring their kids, who don’t understand this stuff, seven, eight, nine, ten-year-olds. I understand the passion of children and how important it is, but to ambush a senator this way.” You could hear the SJW heads exploding in the background if you listen closely to the tape.

Mitchell went on to get into a back and forth with some raging fake green nitwit named Heather McGhee about some of the same points the NYTimes Climate people raised: It costs trillions, and you’ll never get it through congress. McGhee’s responses ranged from promoting fascist thuggery (of course) to rank ignorance about the legislative process, but no matter. By the mere act of questioning the GND, which has now become nothing less than the equivalent of the Book of Revelations in the Church of Global Warming’s Bible, even a devoted leftist news-faker like Andrea Mitchell now becomes an enemy of the religious zealots.

And there is the bottom line on this, folks: This is a religious cult we are dealing with here, and the entire Democrat Party is now a captive of it. You don’t have to believe me – all you have to do is look and see the Party’s presidential contenders all lining up to unthinkingly endorse the lunatic “plan” like so many lemmings running off the nearest cliff.

Their own literature states that, even if you could do all the insane things they advocate during the next 12 years – capture all the cow farts (or hey, just kill all the cows), eliminate the miracle of air flight, destroy the fossil fuels that supply 80% of global energy and make modern life possible and replace it all with rail lines to Hawaii and London and China and Australia and millions of gigantic windmills and solar farms scarring the breadth and depth of America, you would, maybe, in a perfect scenario, prevent 1 degree of “global warming.”

Yes, half the population would die within a year due to lack of reliable energy, but in AOC’s mind, that’s a small price to pay and hey, all those people assuming room temperature means that’s just that much less CO2 being emitted, since they aren’t breathing anymore. If you think I’m kidding, you need to look a little closer into the former bartender’s dead, beady eyes.

But all those facts are irrelevant anyway, aren’t they?

They’re irrelevant because arguing facts and logic and objective truth with people who are nothing more than zealous adherents to a religious cult will always fail. Any facts or logic or truth that fall outside of the dogma dictated by Pope Al Gore and Cardinals like AOC and that actor who was on the Titanic when it sank, or something, will fall on deaf ears, have you branded as a heretic and tarred and feathered on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

And that’s how they treat their philosophical supporters. Think how they will be prepared to treat all of you common people out there in flyover country if they ever regain the power necessary to really push this insanity, like they did with Obamacare in 2009-10.

This is serious stuff, people.  Deadly serious.

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