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Friday News Roundup: Musk Shames Bezos, Whitmer Shames Herself and de Blasio is Just a Giant Shame

Elon Musk confronts Jeff Bezos: Bezos blinks. – Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter who has done yeoman’s work on Twitter exposing all the massive false information that has been spread about the Wuhan Virus by the government and the corrupt news media. His information has been quoted here many times over the past few months.

Berenson has just published a new book exposing these merchants of disinformation, titled “Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and Lockdowns”:

Early yesterday, Amazon blocked Berenson’s book from being marketed on its site, citing non-existent “standards” that it does not apply anywhere else. Basically, Berenson was being blocked because his book does not conform to the propaganda being pushed by China and the WHO.

Berenson complained about it on Twitter, where Musk has obviously been following him. Musk responded by tweeting, “This is insane, @JeffBezos,” and “Time to break up @Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”

Within a few hours, Amazon suddenly restored Berenson’s book to its platform, and a spokesman lamely explained that it had been block due to an “error.” Yeah, sure.

Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer again violates her own edicts. – Gretchen Whitmer, the aspiring banana republic dictator and barber-hater who currently serves as Governor in Michigan, has apparently decided that all of her stay-at-home and social distancing nonsense is completely optional.

On Thursday, she made that clear by doing this:

So, if you’re a protester or a looter or a rioter in Michigan, hey, no worries about all that social distancing and staying-at-home stuff! Frau Gretchen was just kidding.

He’s gone full AOC. Not a good look, Joe. – Joe Biden told a group of climate alarmists yesterday that he’s going all-in on the Green New Deal as a means of not just saving the earth, but also to solve all the problems of racial injustice.

No, I’m not kidding. From a report at the Washington Examiner:

In a virtual fundraiser on Thursday afternoon hosted by Climate Leaders for Biden, the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate said addressing climate change is urgent “not just to stop the earth from warming, but to address the environmental injustices that have left so many low-income people and people of color more vulnerable to the coronavirus, to asthma and other respiratory problems, the effects of pollution,” according to a pool report.

Biden also touched on mass unemployment due to coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, saying that “creating millions, over 10 million good-paying jobs” while investing in clean energy is “an enormous opportunity to rebuild the backbone of this country.”

Addressing “a stimulus to create clean energy jobs that will spur the economic recovery,” Biden said that, “I think that we’re on our way, and we can be on our way to a significant economic recovery, not just to build back but to build back better. Building back what we had before this crisis is not enough.”

“Invest in jobs and the technology of the future,” Biden said. “The clean energy infrastructure is at the very top of the list.”

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This is all Church of Climate Change dogma straight out of the Green New Deal, a collection of mindless shibboleths that have no basis in reality. But hey, Biden himself is out of touch with reality most days, so what else would we expect from him?

He’s under-shooting here. – Biden created a media kerfuffle for himself on Thursday at another event at which he was speaking to minority supporters. From a New York Times Report:

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. told a group of black supporters on Thursday night that most Americans were good people who think the nation can be improved, while also declaring that “there are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people.”

Mr. Biden offered his estimate during remarks in which he spoke about the importance of a president setting a positive example for the nation on racial issues. He accused President Trump of dividing the country while pledging that, as president, he would not.

“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out,” Mr. Biden said during the discussion, which was moderated by the actor Don Cheadle.

“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” the former vice president said. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent, and we have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.”

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Naturally, Biden’s critics jumped on the “10 to 15 percent” remark as if it is some sort of “basket of deplorables” moment, but that’s not going to fly. I doubt there is anyone in the United States who doesn’t believe that at least 15% of the population of this or any other country are “just not very good people.” If anything, Biden is underestimating here.

If you’re looking for ways to take Biden’s campaign out, look elsewhere because this cat don’t flush.

Hey, 2/3rds of them voted for the guy. – I found this incident to be highly ironic:

From the Breitbart piece:

The crowd booed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) during his appearance at Thursdays’s vigil for George Floyd, with some hurling expletives, demanding the Democrat politician to “get the f*ck out of here!”

While Rev. Kevin McCall urged the crowd to treat de Blasio with respect, the mayor did not receive an overwhelmingly warm welcome, as the audience inundated his appearance with boos and shouts of “get the fuck out of here,” “f*ck the mayor’s curfew,” and “shut the f*ck up.” Some reportedly turned their backs to the mayor:

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech at the memorial for George Floyd in Brooklyn was met with boos and jeers, despite requests from organizers for the crowd not to do so.

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Let’s be honest here: New Yorkers get what they deserve in a mayor. In the 2013 election, they elected this giant Marxist boob over his Republican opponent by a margin of 73% to 24%. When he ran for re-election in 2017, after four years of abject failure and rampant nit-wittery, these same New York City voters gave him another four-year term by a margin of 67% to 28%.

According to NYC law, de Blasio is now term-limited out, but the reality is that if he could run for a third term, the very same people who tried to boo him off the stage on Thursday would overwhelmingly re-elect him again for the simple fact that he would have a “D” next to his name.

There is a word for the process of doing the same stupid thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result. That word is “insanity,” and it perfectly describes the voter of New York City and other major cities that have been controlled by Democrat machine politics for many decades.

That is all.

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Negative Crude Oil Prices: Not A Matter For Celebration

The NYMEX price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell into negative territory on Monday, the lowest level ever recorded, and the only real question is why was anyone surprised by this turn of events?

Think about it: As much as we like to talk about renewables and the Green New Deal and all the other pop-culture things, the global economy still runs by and large on oil and natural gas. Demand for oil is entirely dependent on economic growth. As the U.S., China and well over 150 other countries have gone about closing down vast swaths of their economies to try to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, some are estimating that economic growth in the U.S. for April could be negative 25-30%, and May isn’t looking to be much better.

The result of this negative economic growth has very predictably been a collapse of demand for crude, with some experts again estimating it to be in the negative 25-30% range for April. The consequence of that particular train wreck is that tens of millions of barrels of produced crude with nowhere else to go are flowing into storage facilities in the U.S. and across the globe. Given that the NYMEX price for WTI is set on a forward month futures contract, that negative price we saw on Monday is basically a projection of the market’s belief that U.S. storage will be completely full by May 20.

When that happens, many producers without market leverage will be faced with a choice between shutting in their wells or actually paying someone to take their oil away. We have to remember that wells drilled into some reservoirs can lose pressure and be difficult or impossible to restart once they have been shut-in.

Even worse, that negative price in effect becomes a bleak leading indicator of what traders think the state of the U.S. economy will look like in late May barring drastic changes. Looking at the gradual, staged plans most state governors are now rolling out to govern the reopening of their respective economies, no such drastic changes appear to be in the offing. Thus, we should expect these negative or single-digit prices for WTI to linger for days or even weeks before beginning to recover.

Read the Rest at Forbes.com

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Never Forget the Ghoulish Behavior of the Media and Democrats in this Crisis

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

When America reaches the end of this ongoing CoronaPanic, and we all finally catch our breath long enough to look around at the social and economic devastation we have voluntarily created for ourselves, it is crucial that those of us who value the fragile freedoms passed down to us from previous generations never forget which segments of our society worked so hard to take them away from us. Those segments are obvious, quite transparent in their motivations, and their faces appear on our TV and computer screens each and every day in the form of Democrat politicians and their corrupt toadies in the national news media.

Journalist Alex Berenson, who has become a major voice of truth and reason on Twitter in the past month, produced a great thread yesterday on this subject:

2/ Remember how that @CNN anchor wrote about taking baths? We’ll call it the coronaflu and mock our own panic and in a year or two, once the obvious economic damage has passed, we’ll just shrug and do our best to get back to life…

3/ But we shouldn’t. We all need to remember how we got here, how easily we were stampeded into panic, how we let the media keep us from letting our kids play with each other and drive us into our houses and give up our most essential liberties – in a matter of days

4/ “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Those words come from Benjamin Franklin, more than 250 years ago, and they are true now as they were then…

5/ The United States is far from perfect. The Constitution is far from perfect. But it has served us well for a very, very long time, and the way we’ve forgotten it in the last month should shame us all.

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That’s a brilliant summation, and it’s something we all should print out and tape up on our refrigerator doors so we can read it every time we reach in for a glass of water or some cheese to put on a sandwich. As we watch the price for U.S. crude oil drop into negative numbers for the first time in history yesterday, we need to reflect that that is nothing more than a leading indicator of the economic carnage that is taking place all over the country right now.

Leftist talking heads can blather all they want about the wonders of renewables and their Green New Deal fantasy, but the simple fact of the matter is that the engine of the American economy is fueled by oil and gas, and when we intentionally crash that engine, oil and gas are going to crash along with it. Given that the daily NYMEX price is set based on trading for a futures contract 30 days in advance, that negative oil price is telling you right where the U.S. economy is going to be sitting on May 21 unless something drastic changes.

If you doubt my contention about the glee Democrat politicians feel about this intentional crashing of the economy, just take a look at this tweet – later deleted – that Green New Deal poster child Alexandria Ocasio Cortez issued on Monday when she saw oil trading in negative territory:

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“You absolutely love to see it.” That’s another document we all need to print and hang in a prominent location, so we can remind ourselves of the collection of soulless ghouls who lead the Democrat Party today. Many like to claim that AOC is “outside the mainstream” of the Democrat Party, but let’s remember that each and every one of the 25 or so Democrat presidential candidates in this cycle happily endorsed her Green New Deal. The truth is that AOC is the mainstream of the Democrat Party.

Given that every capital dollar spent by oil and gas companies creates 3 to 4 dollars in ancillary economic impacts, what AOC is celebrating is a situation that is going to put hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people out of work in the coming months, as oil and gas companies declare bankruptcy and many of the ancillary businesses who depend on them shut their doors. Only a soulless ghoul would feel like popping the cork on a bottle of champagne when she sees something like this taking place.

And realize what AOC just confirmed with that tweet: The situation in America you see laid out before you today is exactly the situation that leftwing radicals like her and her fellow Democrats in congress actively want to create in America their Green New Deal: Depressed car traffic, decimated airlines, a devastated tourism industry, empty hotels, abandoned shopping malls – on and on the economic decimation goes. Add to that a timid, complacent, sedentary and fearful population mostly locked in their homes growing fat and dying young from rampant heart disease, depression, diabetes and suicide.

But hey, the healthcare – if you can find some – will be “free” and our carbon emissions are way down, so isn’t life wonderful? It’s the socialist utopia come true!

Besides, all the leftist politicians like AOC and San Fran Nan are living large, happy in their giant walled-off homes with armed security protection, dining on designer ice cream stored in their dual, $20,000 SubZero units:

If you let yourself forget all the rest of it, all the rest of the devastation these two depraved segments of our society have brought to you over the past couple of months, never forget this single, undeniable fact: These people want nothing more than to keep you cowering inside your homes all the way through November 3, simply so they can win an election. That is literally how their brains are wired.

If we allow ourselves to forget that simple reality, our country is well and truly doomed.

Never forget.

That is all.

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Mitt Romney Wanted to Stand Out Among His Peers – Trump Accommodates Him

The Evening Campaign Update

As President Donald Trump rolls out his administration’s guidelines for Opening America Up Again, only one Republican U.S. senator will not be asked to provide input into the process.

Early Thursday afternoon, the President listed the names of Republican and Democrat members of congress who would be a part of his coronavirus congressional advisory group. That list includes over two dozen Senate and House Democrats, 21 House Republicans and 52 of the 53 Republican Senate members.

The only GOP senator left off the list? Mitt Romney, who not coincidentally was the only GOP senator who made the despicable decision to vote to convict President Trump on one of the two hoax articles of impeachment that the Democrats concocted last fall.

Cool.

Also conspicuously missing from the advisory group roster are the names of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Democrat leaders in the House and Senate, respectively.

Here are some other notable names you will not find on this roster:

Adam Schiff

Gerrold Nadler

Stenny Hoyer

James Clyburn

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ilhan Omar

Rashida Tlaib

Ayanna Presley

Indeed, not a single member of the Democrat Party’s house or senate leadership teams, or any of the four nitwits who make up the infamous radical leftist “squad” in the House appears on the roster of the advisory group.

Apparently, the President is more interested in getting things done than in dealing with hyper-partisan circus clowns.

Good choice.

Here is a full listing of the congressional advisory group:

House of Representatives
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA
Representative Andy Biggs, R-AZ
Representative Kevin Brady, R-TX
Representative Susan Brooks, R-IN
Representative Steve Chabot, R-OH
Representative Liz Cheney, R-WY
Representative Henry Cuellar, D-TX
Representative Warren Davidson, R-OH
Representative Rodney Davis, R-IL
Representative Ted Deutch, D-FL
Representative Marcia Fudge, D-OH
Representative Matt Gaetz, R-FL
Representative Anthony Gonzalez, R-OH
Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-NJ
Representative Kay Granger, R-TX
Representative French Hill, R-AR
Representative Mike Johnson, R-LA
Representative Jim Jordan, R-OH
Representative John Katko, R-NY
Representative Ro Khanna, D-CA
Representative Derek Kilmer, D-WA
Representative John Larson, D-CT
Representative Billy Long, R-MO
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-MO
Representative Patrick McHenry, R-NC
Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-FL
Representative Jimmy Panetta, D-CA
Representative Steve Scalise, R-LA
Representative Elise Stefanik, R-NY
Representative Tom Suozzi, D-NY
Representative Greg Walden, R-OR
Representative Lee Zeldin, R-NY

Senate
Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY
Senator Lamar Alexander, R-TN
Senator John Barrasso, R-WY
Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-TN
Senator Roy Blunt, R-MO
Senator John Boozman, R-AR
Senator Mike Braun, R-IN
Senator Richard Burr, R-NC
Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV
Senator Tom Carper, D-DE
Senator Bill Cassidy, R-LA
Senator Susan Collins, R-ME
Senator John Cornyn, R-TX
Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR
Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND
Senator Mike Crapo, R-ID
Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX
Senator Steve Daines, R-MT
Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-IL
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL
Senator Michael Enzi, R-WY
Senator Joni Ernst, R-IA
Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
Senator Deb Fischer, R-NE
Senator Cory Gardner, R-CO
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC
Senator Chuck Grassley, R-IA
Senator Maggie Hassan, D-NH
Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO
Senator Martin Heinrich, D-NM
Senator John Hoeven, R-ND
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-MS
Senator James Inhofe, R-OK
Senator Ron Johnson, R-WI
Senator John Kennedy, R-LA
Senator Angus King, Jr., I-ME
Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-MN
Senator James Lankford, R-OK
Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT
Senator Mike Lee, R-UT
Senator Kelly Loeffler, R-GA
Senator Martha McSally, R-AZ
Senator Jerry Moran, R-KS
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-AK
Senator Rand Paul, R-KY
Senator David Perdue, R-GA
Senator Rob Portman, R-OH
Senator James Risch, R-ID
Senator Pat Roberts, R-KS
Senator Jacky Rosen, D-NV
Senator Mike Rounds, R-SD
Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL
Senator Ben Sasse, R-NE
Senator Rick Scott, R-FL
Senator Tim Scott, R-SC
Senator Richard Shelby, R-AL
Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ
Senator Dan Sullivan, R-AK
Senator John Thune, R-SD
Senator Thom Tillis, R-NC
Senator Pat Toomey, R-PA
Senator Mark Warner, D-VA
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
Senator Roger Wicker, R-MS
Senator Todd Young, R-IN

 

That is all.

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The America You See Today is the America Envisioned by the Green New Deal

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

When did Mini-Mike sell Bloomberg News to the ChiCom government? – Here are photos of two headlines running at Bloomberg.com right now:

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Shameful.

Yes, doctors and nurses deserve our gratitude and applause. – But not just the doctors and nurses who are fighting to save patients with coronavirus at what appears to be several dozen hospitals around the country that are actually somewhat overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases right now. We should also be concerned about the thousands of doctors and nurses who are seeing their salaries cut back, seeing their working hours docked or being outright laid off right now because thousands of hospitals, clinics and medical practices are basically vacant.

Your corrupt news media, in its ongoing zeal to keep the national panic it created going all the way through the November election, continues to focus pretty much all of its “reporting” on a few hospitals in New York City that happen to be operating at full or over-full capacity. But the reality is that, even in the other large cities around the country, there is only one or perhaps two hospital emergency rooms that are seeing real spikes in activity.

Many of our thousands of other medical facilities have seen their businesses destroyed by counterproductive orders for everyone in America to postpone regular doctor’s appointments and elective surgeries while this pandemic endures. The stay-at-home order has also had the effect of dramatically reducing traffic-related accidents, workplace accidents  and the spreads of the flu, colds and other viral diseases that in most years keep medical facilities occupied and working with full staff.

Before the Wuhan Virus came along, our society had normalized these kinds of maladies and pathologies as just a part of life in a country with a thriving society and prosperous economy. Now that we have destroyed our nation’s economy to fight a virus that was never going to be as deadly as the seasonal flu, we see that hey, if we all just volunteer to lose or homes and livelihoods, we won’t have so many car wrecks! Isn’t that great?

What this has been is a lesson in risks, rewards and tradeoffs. Our national strategy in addressing every other communicable disease to come along in modern times has been to mitigate the risks as best we can and develop effective ways to treat the sick and help them recover. That was exactly the strategy we deployed in 2009/10 with the H1N1 virus, which infected more than 1.4 BILLION people around the globe. Yet, we have shut down the global economy over the last two months to fight the Wuhan Virus, which remains 1,398,700,000 infections short of that number.

I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record on this, but let me remind you one more time that we have invoked this frankly insane strategy based on a statistical model used by Dr. Anthony Fauci that two weeks ago projected as many as 2 million U.S. deaths from Wuhan Virus by September, a week ago projected as many as 240,000, and as of Thursday projected 93,000. If they run that model today, that number will no doubt be dramatically lower still given that the actual observed results on the ground continue to run at less than 40% of what the model has predicted.

Fortunately, President Trump appears to be tiring of allowing Dr. Fauci and his model to destroy the American way of life. On Saturday, he endorsed the idea suggested by Dana Perino of creating a second coronavirus task force that would advise him how to put American back to work as quickly as possible:

The President also continued to tout the use of hydroxychloroquine to fight the Wuhan Virus, given its proven effectiveness all over the world. Despite Fauci’s ongoing efforts to downplay the use of this safe, effective, cheap and well-known drug that won’t make any of Dr. Fauci’s “Big Pharma” buddies rich, the President announced during yesterday’s Coronavirus Task Force update that the federal government was acquiring an initial 29 million doses of the malaria drug to distribute to the many states that are now requesting it.

All of this signals that the President will soon be making the move to start putting America back to work, and get our economy and society on the road to recovery from this media-induced episode of national panic and insanity. I continue to believe he will start the move in that direction after the end of this coming week.

When that time comes, he will need all of our support more than ever, because you can be sure that the outrage coming from the Democrat/Media Propaganda Complex will be the loudest it has ever been. The last month of national shutdown have been literal nirvana for them.

This is exactly the America envisioned by the Soviet-style “Green New Deal” that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrat Party rolled out last year: Less than zero economic growth; dramatically less car travel; dramatically less air travel; a dead tourism industry; the lights in Las Vegas turned off; Times Square a ghost town; Disney World dead and gone; beaches empty of everything but the seaweed that flows in with the tide; churches shut down on Palm Sunday; and the American people frightened and cowering in their homes as they wait for their tiny government checks to arrive.

If they can just find a way to shut down voices like yours and mine on the Internet, they would have exactly the America they have been working towards for their entire adult lives.

Donald Trump isn’t going to let them consolidate all of this on a permanent basis, and they will all scream like the stuck pigs they really are when he moves in the next couple of weeks to roll it all back.

Be ready.

That is all.

 

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Friday Follies: NATO, Trump Polls and New York Ventilator Madness

The only real question here is, why? – Readers will be thrilled to know that the country of [checks notes] North Macedonia is now a proud member of the NATO Alliance:

Now, God bless Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – he’s just doing his job here. But let’s be real: The reason why NATO exists is as a mutual protection pact against aggression from Russia. Is the U.S. really prepared to wage war on Russia if it should attack the nation of [checks notes again] North freakin’ Macedonia? Are we really going to expend American lives and treasure in a war to save a country that very few Americans even know exists?

And hell, let’s really get to the point: Why does NATO even really need to exist at all today? Why does the U.S. continue to spend many billions every year to protect Western European nations who are too lazy to provide for their own defense?

Yeah, I know – I’m just spittin’ into the wind here. Let’s move on.

Ventilators? What ventilators? – If you’ve been paying attention over the past two weeks, you have heard the corrupt media, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City’s buffoon communist Mayor Bill DeBlasio whining to to rafters about NY City hospitals being overwhelmed and not having enough ventilators.

Well, take a look at this:

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That’s right: 2,000 ventilators delivered early this week by FEMA sitting unused in a damn warehouse unused. The reality is that New York politicians are playing the same sleazy game as their counterparts in Puerto Rico played, hiding massive supplies in a warehouse supposedly need to “save lives” in an effort to harm the President politically.

This is dangerous madness, and it needs to stop.

Democrat/media panic explained in two screenshots. – In today’s RealClearPolitics average of polls, President Trump’s approval average is 47.3%. On Election Day, 2016, it was 37.5%.

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This is why the media and their Democrat masters are in such a wild panic right now. This is why New York Democrat politicians are hiding ventilators in warehouses. This is why Democrat governors in Nevada and Michigan are actively denying their citizens access to hydroxychloroquine, a cheap, safe and plentiful drug that has been proven effective in fighting COVID-19.

This is why we saw these insane displays from Democrat House members on the floor this morning:

TDS is a very real thing, folks. These people and their corrupt media toadies are losing their damn minds. What a spectacle. Somebody pass the popcorn.

That is all.

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A Nation Awaits the Next Democrat/Media-Concocted Hoax

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

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – Apparently, Hollywood is. At last night’s Academy Awards ceremony – which I didn’t even know was happening until about 8:00 in the evening – the voters gave the award for Best Picture to some movie from South Korea. I’m sure it’s a fine movie, at least as far as movies go these days, but wow, the film industry in South Korea is now turning out higher-quality films than the film industry in California? That’s rather a stunning admission for the Academy to make.

Who is this Milton Keynes fellow, and how can we get in touch with him? er, or her? – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to make news for all the wrong reasons. Last week, she was in the headlines for delivering a rant during which she made it clear that, despite her claimed multiple college degrees from Boston University, she has no idea what a metaphor is. On Sunday, this claimant to a bachelor’s degree in economics said that her, like, totally favorite famed economist and stuff, or something, is, like, that whole Milton Keynes? You know? He’s like totes fleck and stuff, or something.

The problem is, of course, that no one can find any record of any economist named Milton Keynes ever actually living, at least not on earth.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

Obviously, the poor dimwitted soul confused the names of John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, both of whom actually are famed economists, and both of whose names AOC likely had to memorize in preparation for a test or two while she was obtaining her obviously worthless “degree” from Boston U. Her handlers need to quit letting her go off-script. Every time she attempts to ad lib something, this is the kind of stuff that happens.

So, what will the next Democrat/media hoax be? Any guesses? – Now that the whole Ukraine/impeachment hoax has come and gone, we are left to wonder what new hoax the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies will devise next. In preparation for this piece, I went back through the last four years and compiled a list of the various hoaxes the Democrat/media propaganda complex has already run against the President.

Thus far, we have had to live through the following:

The Russia Collusion hoax

The Trump is Crazy hoax

The Kavanaugh Nomination hoax

The Charlottesville/”Fine people” hoax

The Porn Star hoax

The Playmate hoax

The Creepy Porn Lawyer hoax

The Emoluments Clause hoax

The Jussie Smollett hoax

The Trump’s a Racist hoax

The Trump is AntiSemitic hoax

The Ukraine/Impeachment hoax

Now, this is most likely not even a comprehensive list – I’m sure I’ve failed to mention several additional hoaxes that our despicable fake news media has worked hand-in-glove with the Democrats to concoct against this President and his Administration. This has been a never-ending, constantly-evolving process that really began as soon as Trump’s campaign was announced way back in 2015.

So, it’s obvious the Democrats have nothing else, which leads to the question: What hoax will they mount next?

San Fran Nan appeared to signal their intentions at the literally insane press conference she gave last Thursday morning in the wake of the Senate vote on acquittal. During that wildly disturbing presser, she mentioned at one point that she thought the President “seemed to be sedated” during his speech. She also spent a great deal of time trying to make the case that the current booming economy was something President Trump inherited from Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self.

Naturally, these statements led to much speculation that the Democrats and their media toadies were about to bring us a new hoax, i.e., the Trump is Drugged hoax. Or maybe they were about to leap off the cliff for good and try to go back and re-litigate the slowest recovery from a recession in U.S. history, which is what really happened during the Obama years, as that administration’s Soviet-style, command-and-control regulatory agenda choked the life out of what might have otherwise become a massive, real economic recovery following the Great Recession.

Oddly, though, there has been almost no followup from either the Democrats or their corrupt media toadies on either front. That could be because there were just too many other relevant news events to cover, as the Democrat Party committed political harikari in Iowa and the Trump Administration just kept on WINNING, bigly.

Or, it could be that Pelosi, who herself very often appears to be drugged – mostly with cheap vodka – was just engaging in a little projection during that press conference. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that happened.

Or, here’s a thought, it could just be that the Democrats as a party have no idea where to go next, and if they’re lost, then their media toadies are going to be lost, too. That may be why, for the first time in really almost five years, the Democrat/media propaganda complex appears to be dead in the water, without a major hoax currently in play.

Regardless of the reasons behind this pause in hoaxery (I don’t think that’s a word, but I’m going to go with it anyway), we can be sure that it is only temporary. The Democrats have no choice but to keep running hoaxes at this President because they certainly cannot run on their policy record, which is non-existent during this Administration.

Lord knows they can’t leave it to their clown show presidential field to set their Party’s national agenda. The economy-and-society-destroying nonsense being tossed out into the public domain by that collection of radical lunatics, if left out there in a vacuum for the public to consume, would lead to the Democrats’ most crushing electoral disaster since 1984.

So, expect another hoax to start percolating up this week, especially after The Commie wins the New Hampshire primary. The hoaxes we’ve seen thus far have typically been started with an anonymously-sourced hit piece in either the New York Times or the Washington Post, so keep a close eye on those two Democrat propaganda outlets.

We don’t know right now what the hoax will be, but we can be certain that it is coming.

That is all.

 

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AOC: Figures of Speech are Not her Friends

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not a stupid woman, despite all appearances to the contrary. She is a brilliant propagandist, for example, one of the most effective our country has seen in recent decades. She understands the importance of optics, for the most part, and she understands her core audience and how utterly malleable it is. So, she is not unintelligent, and is certainly a clever manipulator.

But what so often gets her into trouble and gives her an image of stupidity is her magnificent, uncorrupted level of abject ignorance. Despite having somehow obtained a degree in economics from an accredited university, AOC is one of the most uneducated people ever to be elected to the United States Congress. Her utter lack of anything resembling a real and useful education was on stark display yet again on Thursday, when she clearly demonstrated she has no understanding of what a metaphors other forms of figures of speech actually are. Watch this clip and be amazed:

Yes, friends and neighbors, AOC really, truly believes that, when someone advocates that folks “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” they literally mean that folks need to bend over, grab their bootstraps and try to pull themselves up off the floor.

You seriously could never make this stuff up.

Given yesterday’s revelation in a live congressional hearing, we here at the Campaign Update did a little research and discovered myriad other instances of OAC’s run-ins with figures of speech and the confusion they have caused in her life:

– She’s been looking around for that “ladder to success” for years now. She is sure Home Depot is just hiding it from her.

– She’s pissed as hell that none of those people who say they have “a chip on their shoulder” actually have, like, a chip on their shoulder.

– She has spent her entire adult life trying to find “a stitch in time” so she can “make nine.” But she’s been wondering, “nine what?”

– She once put her shoulder to a grindstone and skinned it all up. Then she tried it with her nose and had to get surgery.

– She thinks “beating a dead horse” amounts to, like, animal cruelty and stuff, or something.

– Someone once told her that it “costs and arm and a leg,” and she asked if she could just use a credit card instead?

– She just cannot believe that teeth have skin, and spends hours each day looking in the mirror to make sure hers don’t.

– She once tried the whole “rags to riches” thing, and just ended up with a bedroom filled with rags.

– She is STILL looking for that gift horse so she can look it in the mouth. I mean, like, what’s that all about anyway?

– She heard that cats had nine lives, but when she killed her own cat just to see, it stayed dead. That made her sad.

– But then someone told her it was “raining cats and dogs,” so she ran outside and got soaked desperately searching for another kitten.

This could go on and on, but you hopefully get the point by now.
She doesn’t, though.

That is all.

Edit: A couple more, inspired by readers:

– She has a step-ladder. She never knew who her real ladder is.

– Don’t ever say “bottoms up!” to her in a bar, unless you want things to get real.

 

 

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The Democrat Party is in Need of an Old-Fashioned Purge

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Guest Piece by Gregg Updike

The fundamental problem with the Democratic Party is that for decades they have been actively recruiting every disparate minority group they can find or create – most of whom have an axe to grind – and have tried to cobble together a majority of minorities as a means to win elections against America’s white majority. There was an article in a major newspaper, circa 2011, during the “One’s” ramp up for reelection in 2012 reflecting this strategy.

The DNC, Obama, and the MSM, after successfully guilting white America into voting for a “historic” (half) Black president who was “articulate and bright and clean”, realized they were in trouble after they overwhelmingly lost the House in 2010.  This was the direct result of ramming his unpopular and entirely partisan passed Obamacare down America’s collective throat, and resulted in the emergence of the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party, and other anti-Obama organizations.

Obama, having lost much of the warm and fuzzy good-will that swept him into the presidency, and political capital, made the decision to jettison the idea of appealing to the country’s white majority middle class (the people who Hillary Clinton would later describe as an “irredeemable basket of deplorables”).  The Dems essentially said they are no longer interested in, nor will they any longer court the white male blue-collar union base that was the strength of the Dem party since FDR.   Presently the Democratic coalition is a motley collection of diverse (root word of diverse is divide) groups which has no core unifying glue or message to hold it together except that Trump and Republicans suck, and must be politically defeated.

This cultivated strategy is beginning to backfire on them in a spectacular manner.  Their radical groups are not silent obedient toadies and actually want their point of view heard, respected, and acted upon.  Unfortunately for the Dems, many of these points of view are diametrically opposed to each other.  Examples: Muslims are vehemently opposed to homosexually, legal immigrants and naturalized citizens are opposed to illegals getting a free ride, and big banks and capitalism are lined up against Bernie’s communism.

Meanwhile, President Trump, by displaying heretofore unseen strong common sense leadership, has exposed the fraud of the Democratic Party for all to see.  He has successfully exposed them, his agenda has been beneficial for ALL Americans, and he is destroying their media and academia controlled PC thought police monopoly.  That is why he is so hated by the left and the never-Trumper Republicans, and why they are working so hard to sabotage his administration and remove him from office, or make him unelectable.  It has completely failed and made Trump’s reelection all but certain, especially when his potential opponents are considered.

Bottom line: The person who could unite the Democratic Party simply doesn’t exist, while Trump has been historically successful in uniting his Republican base and attracting many previously Democratic minority groups who have realized they have been used by the Democratic Party and are #Walk(ing) Away in large numbers.  Consequently the DNC finds itself in quite a pickle.

If I were running the DNC, I would do the following:

Let Sanders win the nomination and then suffer a 1972 McGovern-like defeat, along with massive down ballot losses, thereby forcing the radical communists out of the party – we gave you a legitimate shot and you lost bigly; now be gone and go back the Communist Party USA and be the 3% irrelevant population splinter group that you are and have always been.

(The GOP suffered massive losses in 1974 and 1976 in the wake of Nixon’s Watergate, but rebounded by 1980 with Ronald Reagan and his coattails.  Face reality, take your lumps, learn, and move on.)

Get rid of the Clintons and their toxic influence in the party.

Divorce your party from the idiotic Hollywood crowd – their influence is waning and they are every bit as toxic as the Clintons.

Purge the party of all the old fossilized war horses who appeal to no one, particularly the millennials.  This election will help in their retirements by securing long term minority status for the Democratic Party. It is not fun to be in the minority in congress and the old guard will get out while the getting is good and retire with their millions.

Find and recruit some moderate, pragmatic, appealing, and intelligent candidates who fundamentally see the good in America as founded, and run on and actually believe in a positive pro-America agenda, as John F. Kennedy did in his 1960 campaign.

While most of the congressional old guard will willingly leave once they realize their minority party status for the foreseeable future is a reality, the young radical activists in the “Squad” and other divisive factions will need to be primaried or relegated to impotence with minor committee assignments and have their campaigns defunded by the DNC.

I realize leaders of the Democratic Party will never do this, and thus they will become more and more irrelevant, which is a good thing for America.  I predict the Democratic Party brand will be irreparably damaged, and break up.  When that happens, a new party will emerge with new leadership and a new message.  It will no doubt be liberal, but it will be, at least at first, a reasonable counter to a more conservative Republican Party; a Republican Party which will also be forced to undergo its own metamorphosis and evolve into a genuine conservative party.

The media will also be forced to reform itself, or it will ultimately die with a viewership of only about ten percent of the country watching or believing them.  Sooner or later, the outside money propping them up will dry up and they will have to compete for advertising dollars by being truthful and “fair and balanced”.  To that end NPR and NPT should be defunded as they are obsolete, serve no purpose and need to be forced to stand on their own merits; taxpayers don’t need to be forced to fund a liberal-lite mouthpiece that has a smaller audience than CNN.

 

That is all.

 

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