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Remembering the Great Inversion Recession of August 14, 2019

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

Hey, remember that day when we were going to have a huge economic recession because of the inverted yield curves? – You remember that – it was, like, Wednesday, right?

For an entire day, our mainstream “news” media focused on pretty much nothing else. The yield curves had inverted and by golly that meant we were about to have a massive recession!!!!!! Why, it was just around the corner!!!! Or maybe – just maybe, all the fake journalists reported with bated breath – we’re already in it!!!!!!  Oh, happy days are here again!

But then, on Thursday, those pesky yield curves de-inverted, Wal-Mart had a fantastic earnings report, and consumer spending – which happens to account for about 2/3rds of the U.S. economy – blasted past projections by the always-wrong “experts”, with growth for July coming in at .7 percent, more than double the estimates of .3 percent.

Suddenly, the Great Inversion Recession of 2019 had come to an end. But what a 24 hours it was! Why, every leftwing journalist in America (which is about 95% of all journalists in America) spent the day in ecstasy. A recession is coming! Every pundit who has spent the last four years claiming every random event is “the beginning of the end for Donald Trump” suddenly felt vindicated.  “At last, I’m right!” they all thought, “It only took me 1,223 tries!”

But no, they were all wrong again. The Trump economy just keeps steaming along, doing all those things that leftist journalists feel are terrible, things like creating full-time, good-paying jobs for every class of American, bringing actual manufacturing back to our economy, creating trillions of dollars of wealth for ordinary Americans who the Democrats all want to be lifetime government dependents, and marginalizing the Chinese economy that every Democrat and leftist journalist in America has spent years hoping would ultimately overtake our own, thus relegating America to the second-tier status it, in their warped minds, deserves.

Sorry. No recession. The Great Inversion Recession of August 14, 2019 turned out to be just another diversion by our fake news media, an excuse to avoid doing any real reporting on matters that reflect badly on their Democrat heroes. Call it the Inversion Diversion.

Think of what a sad existence it must be to spend your every waking hour actively hoping to be able to report bad news for your fellow Americans. When Bill Mahr said on his show the other night that he is actively hoping for a recession between now and next November because he thinks that’s the only way President Donald Trump can be defeated in his bid for re-election, he was just expressing the hopes and desires being quietly held by pretty much everyone on the American left.

So what if a recession puts millions of Americans out of work? Why, Elizabeth Warren will gladly create an array of new multi-trillion dollar programs with money borrowed from our grandchildren that will be designed to ensure that those millions of Americans become lifetime dependents on government largess, and thus, reliable Democrat voters. And all of those babbling heads you see on CNN and MSNBC every night will be thrilled to death with that result.

That was what Wednesday’s feeding frenzy of joyful “the Great Inversion Recession is Coming!” reporting was all about.

But this morning, all of those millions of Americans were still able to get up and go to work, thanks to the Trump economy.

Too bad, so sad for everyone at CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times, but another great day of WINNING for normal Americans.

That is all.

 

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Media/Democrat non-Crisis Crisis of the Day: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib

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

The Democrats and their toadies in the mainstream news media are going berserk again today. – No, that’s not the news here; after all, that just happens pretty much every day. The media, after all, must have some non-crisis crisis to obsess over in order to avoid reporting any of the myriad real news that reflects badly on the Democrats.

The non-crisis crisis for today is that Israel, let by its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today barred raging anti-Semitic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan from traveling to their country. Since pretty much no media outlet will reproduce Netanyahu’s statement and reasoning in full, I’ll start by doing it here:

No country in the world respects America and the American Congress more than the State of Israel. As a free and vibrant democracy, Israel is open to critics and criticism with one exception: Israeli law prohibits the entry into Israel of those who call for and work to impose boycotts on Israel, as do other democracies that prohibit the entry of people who seek to harm the country.

In fact, in the past the US did this to an Israeli member of Knesset, as well as to other public figures from around the world. Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting the legislation of boycotts against Israel in the American Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy.

For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel, and unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.

A week ago, Israel warmly welcomed some 70 Democratic and Republican members of Congress, who expressed broad bipartisan support for Israel, which was also demonstrated a month ago in a resounding bipartisan vote against BDS in Congress. However, the itinerary of the two Congresswomen reveals that the sole purpose of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it.

In addition, the organization that is funding their trip is Miftah, which is an avid supporter of BDS, and among whose members are those who have expressed support for terrorism against Israel.

Therefore, the minister of interior has decided not to allow their visit, and I, as prime minister, support his decision. Nonetheless, if Congresswoman Tlaib submits a humanitarian request to visit her relatives, the minister of interior has announced that he will consider her request on the condition that she pledges not to act to promote boycotts against Israel during her visit.

All emphasis added is mine.

Now, there is absolutely nothing untrue or unreasonable in that statement. Not one sentence. These two members of congress long ago revealed themselves to be raging anti-Semites, and have avidly and vocally supported various terrorist-supporting groups here in the U.S., as well as the BDS movement.

But the Democrat Party and its media toadies, who always circle the wagons around any Democrat who ever receives any kind of public criticism, have predictably circled the wagons around these two and done everything they can to normalize their anti-Semitic behavior in the public’s consciousness. As a result of that focused normalization effort, they have no choice today but to go berserk and attack Netanyahu, Israel and President Trump, who voiced his approval of Netanyahu’s move on Twitter:

The marvel in all of this is that, despite the blatant and growing anti-Semitism in the Democrat Party, a large portion of the American Jewish population will continue to vote Democrat in the upcoming 2020 elections. One of the most inexplicable ongoing political dynamics in U.S. society, kind of like the down-trodden citizens of Baltimore continuing to re-elect Elijah Cummings every two years.

Anyway, Israel standing up for itself in the face of two rank anti-Semites is today’s non-crisis crisis. Can’t wait to see what the media comes up with for tomorrow.

That is all.

 

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Broken Bones in Epstein’s Neck? Totally normal. Nothing to See Here.

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

The case just isn’t cooperating with the whole “suicide” narrative. – The Washington Post reported last night that the autopsy of human trafficking pedophile Jeffrey Epstein found “multiple broken bones” in his neck.

That was revealed in the story’s opening paragraph. The Post of course spends the rest of this 25-paragraph piece doing everything it can to continue to prop up the “suicide” narrative. The dying newspaper’s writers and editors do this by carefully focusing only on the broken hyoid bone, which is a part of a man’s Adam’s Apple. The piece never again even mentions the fact that “multiple” bones were broken, nor does it specify which bones those might be. It’s as if that word, “multiple”, has no meaning and is to be ignored.

The writers and editors focus on the hyoid bone because it has been found to have been broken in a small percentage of actual, real hanging cases. The problem here is that, even if the official narrative is to be believed, Epstein could not have really “hanged” himself in the traditional sense of that word. In an actual hanging, the victim would be found dangling with his feet off the ground from a rope that had been strung through a light fixture or otherwise attached to the ceiling of the cell.

Big problem: Epstein’s cell had no means of doing that. The official narrative claims he hanged himself using a sheet he strung through the rail of the top bunk, which sits barely 5 feet off the floor. The narrative contends he then got on his knees and slowly strangled himself using that sheet around his neck. Now, the Washington Post wants you to believe that he was able to kneel forward with such force that he not only strangled to death, he also broke not only his hyoid bone, as well as  “multiple” other bones in his neck in doing so.

How did he do all of that? How did he maintain that intense pressure on his neck – which would have required an intense physical effort – without the human “will to live” impulse kicking in? Did he somehow bind his own hands to prevent that from happening? If not, how did he maintain that intense effort until he actually expired?

The most unintentionally hilarious part of the Post’s article is the claim that the autopsy report has created  “deepening questions around his death.” The problem our society has is that no one at the Washington Post or 99% of our mainstream news media is asking those questions.

There is no demand emanating from the halls of the Post or the New York Times or CNN or MSNBC or any other major “news” organ in America for Attorney General William Barr or FBI Director Christopher Wray or even for whatever moron heads up the Bureau of Prisons to hold a press conference and give our intrepid public watchdogs in the press a full accounting of the progress of the case. They’re all too busy obsessing over Beto O’Rourke’s latest re-boot of his campaign and Bernie Sanders’ interview with Cardi B to be worried about any of that.

The problem, of course, is that our fake news media organs have invested the last three years covering up for the seditious actions of the Obama-era FBI and DOJ, in the process building a narrative that these federal agencies are to always be trusted and can do no wrong. They’ve spent the last three years trying to brainwash the public to take whatever the likes of James Comey and Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein have to say as the gospel truth – even going so far as to hire the disgraced McCabe as a paid contributor at CNN – and as a result, it has become incredibly hard to now just turn on a dime and express some healthy skepticism about the veracity of the official narrative.

In other words, once a news agency has willingly turned itself into a government lapdog, it’s pretty hard to un-train that behavior. Maybe impossible.

And so we get reports like this one from the Washington Post.

That’s where we are in our society today.

That is all.

 

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Chris Cuomo Goes All Sonny Corleone in Public; CNN Applauds

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

*WARNING: NSFW* Ok, don’t watch the video below if you are sensitive to the “f” word. – Because the “f” word appears to be about half of CNN host Chris Cuomo’s vocabulary whenever he is not on air. On Sunday, some Trump supporter called him “Fredo” – the nickname Rush Limbaugh hilariously bestowed  on the dimmest Cuomo sibling years ago – at a public venue, and Chris decided to go all Sonny Corleone on the guy

Here’s the full and uncensored video – be sure to get all the kids out of the room before you launch it:

Of course, if Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity or Bret Baier or any other Fox News personality outside of Shep Smith got caught on video behaving like this in public, every fake journalist in our fake news media would be going berserk demanding they be fired and run out of the business, and frankly I’d agree with them. But because this is a certified high-profile member of the Democrat activist media establishment who works for the Democrat Party’s main TV propaganda organization, and because he was going after one of those evil, deplorable Trump supporters, well, let’s just say no one at the New York Times or MSNBC is making any such demands.

You might – and it’s a big “might” – see CNN make Cuomo take a week or so off to let the situation cool down, but you won’t see him taken off the air entirely or otherwise suffer any major sanctions, for the simple reason that his program is regularly CNN’s highest-rated prime time show. Not that it’s highly-rated in the grand scheme of things, given that Cuomo and CNN’s entire lineup consistently lags way behind their competition at Fox and MSNBC, but in the context of CNN’s pathetic, mind-numbed, airport-monopoly-based audience, he’s like a TV god.

I’m old enough to remember when CNN was actually a respectable news organization, one that actually had standards and stuff. But that all ended during the Bush Administration. The first Bush Administration.

Incidentally, during the course of his rant, Cuomo claimed that being called “Fredo” is the Italian equivalent of African Americans being called the “n-word.” Very predictably, the peabrains at CNN backed him up on that ridiculous notion:

A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite in a statement, “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”

Here is a shot of actual Italians reacting to that idiotic claim:

You just cannot make these liberals up, folks. You really can’t, and honestly, why would you want to?

Let me guess: Was he a former state trooper from Arkansas? – As part of their ongoing “investigation” into the incredibly suspicious alleged “suicide” of Jeffrey Epstein, prison officials told the Associated Press that one of the guards assigned to keep watch over the federal prison system’s highest-profile prisoner was “not a trained correctional officer.” Go figure.

Hey, look, here’s Beto pretending to be a real person or something! – As always happens whenever Irish Bob O’Rourke goes into his regular guy mode, unintentional hilarity ensues. Here he is, making like he’s ever actually had to change a tire in the course of his white-privileged life:

If Beto O’Rourke were Italian rather than Irish, he’d be more of a Fredo than Fredo Cuomo. Please, someone who actually cares about this guy, do an intervention with him and let him know it’s time to stop this madness and go home. This is just pitiful at this point.

That is all.

 

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The Biden Gaffe Machine Just Keeps Rolling Along

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

Is there anything Joe Biden didn’t do first? – I mean, to hear him tell it, anyway.

Seriously, Biden has been a creature of the DC Swamp since time immemorial, which means since 1973 for all you Millennials out there. Throughout all that time, he’s never been considered to be any sort of guy who has been on the cutting edge of societal evolution. He’s always been on the wrong side of literally every foreign policy issue, never out front on any budgetary matter that anyone can remember, and the truth is that he’s always been very slow to react to our nation’s shifting cultural currents.

But to hear ol’ Joe tell it, why, he’s the guy who wrote every important bill of the last 45 years, he’s the guy who was always behind the scenes telling his “good friend Barack” when he was doin’ stuff wrong, and he’s always been the first to be out-front on controversial, shifting societal norms.

So it was that, as he and his hyper-cautious handlers toured yet another fair in Iowa (seriously, does Iowa have a state fair or festival every weekend of the year?) Biden grabbed a young female college student who had had the temerity to actually ask him a question that the Democrat activists in the news media would never dream of asking him and shouted “I was the first to come out for marriage!”, which in Biden-speak meant he believes he was literally the first DC Swamp creature to voice his approval of gay marriage.

Which probably isn’t true, given that, after leaving the senate in 2008, he and his “good friend Barack” ran on a platform that was firmly opposed to gay marriage. As recently as just a few months ago, Biden was still in the habit of telling off-color gay jokes at public events:

 

A quick Google search reveals that the first recorded instance of Joe Biden voicing approval for gay marriage came in 2012, when, as is his habit, he just blurted out a position contrary to Obama’s during an interview, an act for which it was later revealed he was called on the carpet by the then-President.

By 2012, dozens of elected Democrats and even a few Republicans had already voiced their strong approval for gay marriage, which means that once again Biden was exaggerating the cutting edginess of his political career. But hey, it’s just good ol’ Joe, so what does it matter?

Biden, in his confrontation with the female college student, also revealed he is waaaaayyyyyy behind the times when it comes to his party’s gender-identity politics. Prior to his grabbing the young lady by the arm and pulling her in to shout at her, the two had this exchange:

“How many genders are there?” the girl asked.

“There are at least three,” Good ol’ Joe responded.

“What are they?” she asked.

Biden becoming visibly angry, responded: “Don’t play games with me, kid.”

So, as we see there, Biden is up to three genders now, although he obviously has no idea what the third one might be, which may be the first time he’s ever agreed with about 95% of all Americans.

But according to the social justice warrior crowd, the number of genders that exist among the human race are simply a matter of however many any aggrieved individual wants there to be. There might be three, there might be 30, there might be 300, depending upon how some random person feels about it.

Maybe that’s what Biden meant when he scolded the girl not to play games with him. There are only three genders now because that’s how he was feeling about it at that particular time. Next Tuesday, on the other hand, he might well feel like there are 624 separate and distinct human genders, who knows?

When you think about it, this how-am-I-feeling-today-based concept of what reality happens to be is a perfect crutch for Biden to adopt. After all, if anything you say, any opinion you express is real because that’s how you happen to be feeling, then all of Biden’s myriad gaffes suddenly disappear into the ether. In the future he can just say “Hey, I wanted to sniff that guy’s wife’s neck because I was feeling like doing that right then – don’t you dare judge me!” or something like that, and all the CNN and MSNBC and New York Times reporters would all nod their heads and move onto another pre-approved softball question.

This is Joe Biden, folks. This is the unfrozen caveman politician the Democrat Party wants to put in the White House next year. Isn’t life grand?

That is all.

 

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Dr. Drew: 80% of California Coast Infested With Human Feces

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

This Friday interview by Laura Ingraham with Dr. Drew Pinskey has received the blackout treatment from our fake news media since the problem is for the most part due to yet another failure of Democrat-pushed policies.  Those policies are turning the coastal Pacific into a cesspool of human waste.

Take a look at the video clip here – a transcript follows below for those of you who still like to read:

Here’s a partial transcript of the key points:

Laura Ingraham: Well, it’s not really smoke on the water, it’s poop in the water. A new report is finding that human and animal feces are contaminating some of America’s most popular beaches. The nation’s dirtiest? Well, you’ll find out that outside of LA, for California as a whole, nearly 80% of the state’s beaches had at least one day with fecal matter above EPA safety levels.

Here now is Dr. Drew Pinsky. Dr. Drew, some are pushing back against this study, but do these findings seem plausible to you?

Drew Pinsky: Oh, absolutely. What’s going on here in Southern California, I can tell you precisely what’s happening here. There is an organization out here called Heal the Bay which keeps tabs on safety of our beaches in Southern Calfornia, from Orange County to Ventura. Since the rains last Winter, [Heal the Bay] has been giving our beaches C’s to F’s, and F means completely overrun with fecal bacteria. What comes with that are other things like syringes, Hepatitis A and other infectious diseases.

Now, I spoke to a representative at Heal the Bay. His explanation was all the runoff from the fires… the fires that caused about 2 dozen homes to get disconnected from the sewage treatment plant. [Obviously an absurdity]

Laura, there are 60,000 people defecating directly into our gutters every day. Urinating, defecating, bleeding. Their sewage is going directly into the ocean. We’ve had a massive die off of sea mammals in the spring, and for goodness sakes, if a city the size of Pasadena   suddenly became disconnected from our sewage treatment plant that where do you think the environmentalists would be on that? They would be screaming bloody murder. Where are they now? Where are they? This is a catastrophe. It is exposing all of us to potential, really serious infectious diseases.”

I was a lifeguard on those beaches back in the day – I know what’s going on when water gets bad…Runoffs happen all the time, but this was a consistent contamination of our water, and why shouldn’t it be? As many as 80,000 people are contributing directly into the LA River, into the Santa Ana River Basin. These river let out – guess what, where do they let out? Into the Ocean.

Laura: There’s also a problem with Mexico, pumping their raw sewage into the ocean. I did a report on this, I think it was 20 years ago. Terrible problem with raw sewage from Mexico, floats up to the San Diego beaches, and that’s been a persistent problem for a long time.

You mentioned the homeless crisis in California. This YouTube star named “Flecas Talks” hit skid row to show just how horrifying the situation has become [shows video clip].

Watch the rest of the video. It’s something all Americans need to see.

That is all.

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The Week in Review: WINNING. Sooooo Much Winning.

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

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – Late Friday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the absurd lower court ruling by an Obama-appointed judge denying the President his clear constitutional authority to redirect unused funds from the military budget towards the building of the wall along our southern border. Let us never forget that the building of that wall was fully authorized by the U.S. Congress during both the Bush and Obama administrations, and those bi-partisan bills were signed into law by those two ex-presidents.

For now, $2.5 billion in funding is freed-up to begin construction on at least 100 miles of new border wall, although the ACLU, in its never-ending efforts to obstruct everything the Trump Administration does, vowed to move to accelerate a separate case it has pending before the ever-reliable 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thus, the shameful, un-American Lawfare effort set up by the Obama Administration in its waning days will continue in this case.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – It has been a week of extraordinary WINNING for President Donald Trump and his administration. Soooooo much winning that it’s seriously hard to know where to begin. Let’s look at a few of the more notable items, starting with the most obvious:

The Mueller Witch Hunt is now officially over and dead. – Try as the Democrats and fake news media might to pretend otherwise, Robert Mueller’s moribund, doddering appearance before two kangaroo court congressional committees this week ended any thought that his despicable investigation would provide some sort of roadmap to impeachment, as the DC Swamp had hoped it might. Oh, the Democrats will continue to pound on their lost arguments over “obstruction” and “collusion”, but those arguments have always been false and Mueller’s two-year effort failed to provide them any foundation in reality.

Because our news media is such a Dumpster Fire of Fake, it takes the public awhile to catch on, but a clear majority now are sick and tired of the entire charade and the needle continues to move in the direction of truth. So this ugly chapter in our nation’s history – brought to us by the Democrat Party and its media toadies – is effectively over.

New record highs in the stock markets. – Despite the best efforts of the swamp snakes at the Fed to hold the economy down, this week saw a renewed surge in corporate earnings across the breadth and depth of the U.S. economy. That surge led to the setting of yet more record highs in all of the major stock indexes, benefiting the various types of retirement funds held by tens of millions of ordinary Americans.

Economic growth beat expectations. – Although it came in at an Obama-like 2.1%, U.S. GDP growth for the second quarter beat “expert” expectations by a significant margin, and the economy appears to be resurging after a slow April and May.

Cop abuse videos from New York City go viral. – As Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill DeBlasio runs around the country pursuing a vanity campaign for president, a series of videos emerged this week showing gangs of thugs in his city pelting police officers with water balloons, buckets of water and other objects, humiliating them as they cower and retreat in compliance with the Mayor’s orders. This idiotic, disgusting policy will inevitably lead to more and more aggression until police officers begin to be seriously injured or even killed. It is a repugnant display of cowardice and horrific leadership brought to America purely by Democrats.

The Squad is now fully in control of the House Democrat Caucus. – As her final action before fleeing the nation’s capital for her 6-week “August recess” (I’m old enough to remember when August only contained a little over 4 weeks) Pelosi felt compelled to hold a special meeting with the leader of The Squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That meeting produced this cringe-inducing image, as Pelosi’s pasted-on smile looks to be on the verge of melting off her plasticized face:

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Seriously, which one of these women appears to be actually happy, and which appears to be ready to claw the other one’s eyes out?  This is not a trick question. Having AOC and the other three raging anti-Semite Squad members fully in control of the House Democrat caucus is political nirvana for Donald Trump. These four spoiled, attention-seeking children’s antics will provide the President with a never-ending flow of fodder to toss back at the Democrats throughout his re-election campaign.

Bottom line: After the November, 2020 elections have come and gone, the President has been easily re-elected, and the GOP controls large majorities in both houses of congress, we will look back on this fourth week in July, 2019 as the week the tide fully turned.

The week was that good.

That is all.

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End of Week Summation: Trump Just Keeps on Winning

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

Some Friday odds and ends. – Michael Barthel at the Pew Research Center has a very telling piece up this week about the state of the media in America, by the numbers. Key findings include the fact that total newspaper circulation fell in 2018 to its lowest point since 1940, down about 9% from 2017. Ad revenue was off by a whopping 13% year over year. I can’t think of a more deserving industry – led as it is by the news-faking New York Times and Washington Post – to suffer such a fate.

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – It’s buried waaaaaayyyyyy down in the bowels of the report, but the IMF this week upgraded its 2019 economic growth forecast for the U.S. economy from 2.3% to 2.6%. For 2020, the IMF forecasts a U.S. GDP growth rate of 1.9%. It’s important to remember that the IMF has made a habit of underestimating U.S. growth rates in recent years.  Gosh, wonder why?

No collusion, yet again. – The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by RINO Richard Burr of North Carolina, issued a report on its long-overdue investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections yesterday, and guess what it found? No collusion.

The report of course alleges that the Russians attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections in a variety of ways – something they have done in every U.S. election cycle since 1920 – and notes that the Obama DHS was ineffectual in doing anything about it:

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI warned states about cyber attacks in the summer and fall of 2016, their warnings “did not provide enough information or go to the right people,” the report said.

But, despite thousands of fake media reports to the contrary, the report, in its very next paragraph, notes that the Trump Administration has made significant strides in dealing with the issue:

Since then, the government’s actions have “evolved significantly,” the committee determined, noting DHS had made “great strides” in educating and providing assistance to state and local election officials.

The progress made by DHS and election officials, “is a testament to what we can accomplish when we give people the opportunity to be part of a solution,” Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the committee’s chairman, said in a statement. “There is still much work that remains to be done, however.”

Man, it had to be hard for Burr to utter those words, after all the toadying he has done for ranking Democrat Mark Warner throughout the course of this ridiculous investigation.

President Trump is such a threat to our nation’s security that we will now spend the next six weeks going on lavish junkets at taxpayer expense. – Barely 24 hours after having spent all day Wednesday claiming that President Donald Trump is an existential threat to our nation’s security and that they would never, never, never, ever take a moment’s rest until he is removed from office, House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi adjourned their chamber for a six-week-long vacation.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

If a congressional hearing is held and nobody’s watching, does it really make a sound? – But hey, it turns out it didn’t much matter since so few Americans were actually watching Wednesday’s festivities. All combined, the audiences for the coverage of the Mueller hearing on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and C-Span totaled just 13 million people. That’s slightly less than 4% of the U.S. population, folks.

At the end of the day, the vaunted Mueller Investigation, which Democrats and their myriad toadies in the national news media assured you all for two solid years would bring down a duly-elected President of the United States of America, went out not with a bang, but with a doddering, stammering, bumbling whimper.

Regardless of what the Democrat/media propaganda complex attempts to do next, from this point forward, the President and the Department of Justice will be playing offense in this fight to save the country.

See? There really still is justice in America.

That is all.

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A Lost Weekend Back Home Gives us a Peek at the Reality of Mayor Pete

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

What, you mean I have to keep doing my job? Why didn’t someone tell me? – Pete Buttigieg got an unpleasant reminder late last week, when he found out he had to actually return to South Bend, Indiana, the town of 100,000 – you know, about the number of people who try to get tickets to the average Trump rally – where he still happens to be mayor.

There, he found a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters, courtesy of George Soros, who were expressing anger over a recent police shooting of a black man in the city, a shooting that the officer’s body camera mysteriously failed to record.  Imagine that. Mayor Pete managed to offend these protesters immediately by reading from a prepared script as he addressed them.  I kid you not:

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Boy, that’s a great look, huh? He looks like a 15 year-old high school sophomore participating in his first debate class. One mystery here is why does he need that hand-held mike? There were only about 20 people there – he can’t speak loudly enough to be heard without amplification?

Horrible optics that should get some campaign aides fired aside, the weekend was a lost one for Mayor Pete, one in which he had to cancel several scheduled presidential campaign events to return home and pretend to be doing the job he’s been ignoring since March. As luck would have it, a mass shooting broke out while he was in town, one that the preponderance of our fake news media completely ignored in service to their favorite Democrat “rising star.”

From the AP report linked above:

Violence flared again in South Bend early Sunday when a shooting at a pub left a Michigan man dead. Police identified the man as Brandon Williams, 27, of Niles, Michigan. Another 10 people suffered gunshot injuries in South Bend Sunday, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said. Five of the wounded remained in hospital in stable condition later Sunday. County Sheriff William Redmond said his officers assisted South Bend police in controlling a crowd of more than 100 “upset and angry citizens” who came from the pub to the hospital where the wounded were taken. It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

That’s a total of 11 people shot, one killed, in a town of 100,000 in a single bar in a single day. Boy, that Mayor Pete is doing one whale of a job, huh?

Our intrepid public semi-servant then held a town hall on the police shooting Sunday evening, and that event went totally downhill almost before it began. After the mayor and police chief seemed to blame the victims of the bar shooting for getting shot, one woman had had enough:

“I don’t understand how you expect anyone to talk about respect in an oppressed society,” she told the city leaders. “What is respect in an oppressed society? How can you blame the victims of last night in an oppressed society?”

Another woman told a reporter from the LA Times present for the town hall this:

“You might as well just withdraw your name from the presidential race,” the woman sitting next to me murmurs. “His presidential campaign is over… I believe that today ended his campaign.”

The same reporter had tweeted the following a few minutes after the town hall had begun:

“Very, very hostile town hall for Pete Buttigieg over a police shooting in South Bend. The crowd gets upset and angry when a representative for Al Sharpton is the first to take the mic for questions from the crowd. This thing is teetering on the edge of chaos.”

Now, the picture our fake news media has given us of Mayor Pete is one of a totally wonderful Mayor whose city runs like a well-oiled machine. Everybody loves Mayor Pete, and all is sweetness and light in his city. Yesterday, we saw a different reality of South Bend, one of a smallish city torn by racial strife, a city whose Black citizens feel ignored and abused by local officials.

Although the media has done its best to hide it from us, we also saw a different side of Buttigieg himself. Instead of the self-assured talking points parrot who so slickly fields questions from friendly reporters on television, we saw a squeamish, halting man-child who must resort to reading from a script when confronted by unfriendly protesters. We saw a kid who can’t manage a town whose entire population would fit into Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, but who is now asking us to put him in charge of a nation of 330 million.

At the end of the town hall, Mayor Pete promised the angry crowd that “This is the beginning of a conversation that will continue.”

You get the feeling that they’ve all heard that one before, and aren’t real happy about the follow-up, or lack thereof. Anyone willing to take a flyer on having the same outcome for the entire country is in need of some special counseling.

That is all.

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