- See that red line? It means something now.: President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian airfield where chemical weapons were allegedly being manufactured with 59 Tomahawk missiles late Thursday sends a message to the Syrian government, the Iranians, the Russians and even the goofy little fat guy over in North Korea the days of bold talk and no action from the United States government ended on January 20. The ‘red line’ which Barack Obama fecklessly failed to enforce for half a decade was crossed yet again on Monday, and this President has now enforced it, the first time that has happened. That part is good.
- It’s what these fellows call ‘a good start.’: The Republican war hawks in the Senate – John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio – were gleeful over the President’s action, and all see it as just a first step towards a massive escalation of the U.S. presence in the Syrian civil war. In the past, all three of these guys have advocated placing hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops on the ground in that god-forsaken place half a world away, so that they can have their long-desired military confrontation with Vladimir Putin. This despite the unarguable reality that the United States of America has no discernible national security interest in the outcome of the Syrian civil war. There is no good reason why our military families should yet again begin experiencing the anguish of seeing their sons and daughters coming back from the Middle East en masse in body bags, or with missing limbs and other horrible injuries. It’s never a good thing when the warmongers are happy.
- Somebody please tell us, who are the “good guys” in Syria?: For five long years, Barack Obama was never able to clearly identify to the American people who exactly our country was seeking to put into power in Syria. Who exactly are the “good guys” over there? Does anyone know? Are John McCain, Marco Rubio and Little Lindsey ready to clearly and unambiguously identify exactly who it is among the warring factions in that country – all of whom have committed atrocities during this conflict – that the United States wants to take responsibility for placing into power at the cost of hundreds of billions of our national treasure and no telling how many American lives? Let’s all pray that President Trump is demanding all of his neo-con advisors to provide him with that information before he is willing to escalate the U.S. military presence in yet another Middle East civil war. It’s an ugly thing to get involved in another country’s war when we don’t even know who our preferred winner might be.
- Yet another Obama-era “Big Lie” is exposed.: Back in 2014, Barack Obama and his moron Secretary of State, John Kerry, went around the world bragging that their vaunted diplomatic efforts had brought an end to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons program, and that all such weapons had been eliminated. The fake news media praised the two most dishonest people ever to occupy high office in this country for weeks and months afterwards for their bold action. Yeah, that was just another Obama disinformation campaign. It’s always a good thing when the sad, ugly truth about the Obama years is exposed to the light of day.
- Oh, yeah, about that whole Supreme Court thing…: In other news, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republican majority exercised the “nuclear option” and voted to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Many are sad that the unprecedented Democrat partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee made that necessary, but we shouldn’t be. The filibuster is only a useful tool of governance when the two parties are willing and able to work with one another to ultimately find common ground on issues. That all went away when Bill Clinton was elected to the presidency, and the Democrats as a party adopted their “ends justify the means” efforts to acquire and maintain power. It just took the Senate Republicans 25 years to figure out that had happened. When one major party no longer even recognizes any authority or institution that does not fit its political purposes, then the filibuster is worthless. Hopefully, the Republicans will also eliminate it for legislation sometime soon. Its time has passed.
Just another day in “red line” enforcing America.
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- Campus Stupidity of the Week: Goes to Harvard University, where officials announced yesterday that they are eliminating the term “freshman” – because, you know, it has “man” in it – and replacing it with the far more PC term, “first year”. As if this action weren’t stupid enough, Harvard’s leadership admitted that they had been fretting about what to do about this awful injustice “for years.” Really? With all the education-related issues going on in America these days, this is what you spend “years” worrying about? I swear I don’t make this stuff up.
- Entertainment Media Stupidity of the Week: Goes to Netflix, which, in the wake of bad comic Amy Schumer’s new special receiving almost nothing but 1-star reviews from dissatisfied viewers, is now changing its on-line reviews to only allow “thumbs-up” or “thumbs-down” ratings. Presumably, they will change the system again after Ms. Schumer’s next not-funny-at-all special receives nothing but “thumbs-down” reviews. Because that’s what idiots do.
- Fake News Media Stupidity of the Week: Goes of course to MSNBC fake host Rachel Maddow, who spent an hour on her show Tuesday night accidentally letting America know what an outstanding taxpayer President Donald Trump happens to be. Compounding her problem, Ms. Maddow then blamed her problem on her viewers, who she said tuned in the show with “unrealistic expectations.” It’s a safe bet many of those viewers won’t be making that mistake with her program again.
- Congressional Stupidity of the Week: Goes to the news media’s favorite U.S. senator, Cranky Old John McCain, who has decided that anyone who opposes anything he wants to see done is nothing but a tool of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Spending far too many years in the nation’s capital dealing with liberals, whose favorite tactic is to pick a boogeyman to frighten the public with and refer to that boogeyman at any given opportunity, has obviously rubbed off on the Senator From the News Media. Thanks to the short-attention-span voters of Arizona, he’s not going anywhere for six long years.
- Conventional Wisdom Stupidity of the Week: Goes to all those “experts” in the fake news media telling us that President Trump’s administration is in a “death spiral” (I must have heard this phrase uttered a dozen times this week) due to his low public approval ratings in all the fake polls. Let’s all take a breath and remember that these are the very same “experts” who were wrong about literally everything during the presidential election campaign, and who obviously have learned absolutely nothing about Donald Trump from that experience. Anyone who paid attention for the last 20 months knows that, when it comes to President Trump, the DC “conventional wisdom” is pretty much always wrong.
Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.
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- The Poster Child for congressional term limits goes completely off the rails.: Senator From the News Media John McCain went all “hey you kids, get off my lawn!” on Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday, accusing Sen. Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin” on the floor of the Senate. Sen. McCain’s latest crotchety temper tantrum came over a vote about letting Montenegro join NATO, a move to which Sen. Paul objects because he knows the U.S. will end up paying most of what the tiny country should pay to be in the organization. Sen. McCain apparently believes the mighty armed forces of Montenegro – which consist of 3 guys carrying M-1 carbines – are all that stand between the free world and domination by the all-powerful Russian dictator. Sadly, the voters of Arizona chose just last November to give the 80 year-old McCain yet another 6 year free pass to pursue his obvious goal of involving the U.S. in a shooting war with Russia.
- That’s some fast typing right there.: An activist federal judge in Hawaii issued a stay on enforcement of President Trump’s latest temporary travel ban, despite the President’s clear and unambiguous authority to restrict immigration into the U.S. on any basis he sees fit. Demonstrating the utter lack of any integrity whatsoever in his action, the judge issued a 43 page decision within 2 hours of hearing oral arguments in the case. Apparently, he just happened to be carrying around a pre-written decision for exactly this case in the pocket of his robe. The federal judiciary is now filled with blatant seditionists.
- They found common ground at a truck stop in Shreveport.: Texas Congressmen Will Hurd (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) found themselves stranded at the San Antonio airport on Tuesday, their flight to DC having been cancelled by the “blizzard” that didn’t actually show up. They decided to rent a car and make the 30 hour drive together, and live-streamed the whole thing on Facebook. Not sure why I’m including this here, other than it’s pretty damn cool.
- Is there nothing “global warming” cannot do?: A University of New Hampshire professor – no doubt funded by a federal grant – has come up with a new angle on global warming alarmism. She released a report yesterday predicting that the all-knowing, all-powerful “global warming” is shrinking mammals, and will soon cause horses to be no bigger can your average house cat. Presumably “global warming” will also result in “fire and brimstone raining down from the sky. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…the dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria!”
- His home is scheduled for a Soros-funded fire-bombing this Saturday.: 74 year-old radio talk show host Michael Savage just released a book about the Trump presidency titled “Trump’s War: The Battle For America”. Naturally, he was beaten up by a deranged social justice warrior at an Italian restaurant Tuesday night. This is what Democrats refer to as “dialogue”.
Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.
That is all.
- That moment when one fake news outlet attacks another fake news outlet, as reported by yet another fake news outlet. This is getting extremely fake-complicated.: Dean Baquet, the fake editor of the fakest fakety fakey fake Newspaper of Record, the New York Times, got all sassy regarding the fake news competition yesterday. He told an interviewer with another fake news outlet – The Hill – that the new slogan adopted by the Washington Post, “Democracy Dies in the Dark”, “sounds like the next Batman movie.” Oooooh, burn!
- Hey, could we just scrap that whole college degree requirement while we’re at it?: The Associated Press reports that New York teachers’ unions are demanding that the state scrap a basic literacy test that is given to prospective public school teachers. The test is similar to tests that these teachers would be giving to their students. The reason they want to do away with the test is so predictably pathetic it would make a normal person (i.e., not a Democrat politician or fake news media employee) cry: too many prospective teachers are failing the test. No one could have ever seen that one coming.
- The Senator From The News Media’s blood sugar was low again on Sunday.: Arizona Senator John McCain continued his campaign to maximize this appearances on MSNBC and CNN, telling an interviewer on Sunday that he is demanding President Trump prove his claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama Administration. “The president has one of two choices, either retract, or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” McCain said. That single sentence will net the cranky Senator two eight-minute segments with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball”. No word if CNN is considering simply making McCain the host of a nightly hour-long program in its failing prime-time lineup, but it should be.
- Just one more thing for the Senator from the news media to get cranky about.: The Washington Post reports that the budget submitted to congress later this month by President Trump (I never get tired of typing those words) will contain “historic cuts” in the federal work force. Of course, the fake news reporters who wrote the story fail to mention the fact the historic increases in the federal work force created during eight years of Barack Obama. In any event, we can expect to see hundreds of fake sob stories from the fake media as it mounts a coordinated campaign with the Democrats to make sure that each and every federal worker keeps his or her job in the coming weeks. Because acting as the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party is what the fake news media does.
Just another day in fake news media America.
That is all.