Lady Gaga's Performance

February 8, 2017

Lady Gaga took the expected lashing from leftist cry-bullies for not abusing her role as the Super Bowl halftime entertainer to make a divisive, inappropriate attack on the duly-elected President, just as her critics do every day, everywhere, ad nauseum. But here’s an important lesson for other entertainers cowed into silence or submission by the angry left: immediately after that performance that the left slammed for being “merely entertaining” rather than in-your-face political, Gaga’s music sales skyrocketed by as much as 1,000%. It’s similar to what happened to the young singer Jackie Evancho, who dared to buck the braying malcontents by singing the National Anthem at the Inaugural, and suffered the painful retribution of seeing her latest album shoot to the top of the classical sales charts.

Take note, entertainers who don’t sympathize with leftist agitators but are afraid of crossing them. They might be the loudest voices, but they are only a small minority, and their name-calling and impotent threats are a very effective sales pitch to the much larger number of people who support those who entertain them and don’t harangue them. Besides, judging from their disregard for other laws and their belief that they’re owed everything for free, they’re probably illegally downloading your records and movies anyway.

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Now Impeachment?!?

January 18, 2017

All the dirty tricks, slanted coverage and fake polls didn’t work to destroy Trump before the election; the recounts and Electoral voter intimidation didn’t overturn the free and fair election; the charges of a Russian conspiracy backed by lewd Penthouse Letters style fiction badly disguised as an intelligence dossier convinced nobody but the brainwashed; a little-publicized (because it was so idiotic) attempt to get John Roberts to boycott the Inaugural on the mistaken assumption that Presidents can't take office unless the Chief Justice personally administers the Oath (hey, knowledge of the Constitution isn’t the left’s strong point) never got off the ground; and now, they’re reduced to this absurdity: getting a Republican Congress to impeach Trump before he even takes office. We know from recent experience that if he were a Democrat, Congressional Democrats would refuse to impeach him, even after he took office, no matter what he did in there.

I know “Thank God It’s Friday” is a cliché, but seriously, this Friday can’t possibly come soon enough. It needs to get here fast before every Democrat in Washington and Hollywood ends up in a straitjacket.

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The Washington Post reports that a group of NeverTrump Republican national security experts who signed open letters during the campaign attacking Trump’s character and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation now lament that he’s not hiring them for his Administration. They’re whining that it’s “hostile,” that it’s as if Trump compiled an “enemies list” and they’re being blacklisted.

No Shinola, Sherlock? He didn’t need to compile an enemies list: his enemies voluntarily signed their names on their own list! I realize things work differently in DC, but in the real world, when you publicly call the boss every dirty name in the book, you assume he won’t be hiring you any time soon. But even in DC, do things really work that way? Do you think that if Hillary Clinton had won, she’d have offered me a Cabinet position?

Jimmy Kimmel does a comedy bit called “Is This News?” where he spotlights a news story so blindingly obvious that you wonder why anyone would even bother reporting it. I nominate this story for the next edition of that bit.

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Today is the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday holiday, and President-elect Donald Trump issued a statement marking it. Here is a brief excerpt:

“Our Declaration declares that ‘all men are created equal,’ and Dr. King challenged our nation to live out that sacred truth: to banish the evils of bigotry, segregation and oppression from the institutions of society and the hearts of men…But his work is not done: all around us today we see communities and schools falling behind and not sharing in the prosperity of American life. Each of us has a solemn obligation to ensure that no American is left behind — and that all Americans are fully included in the American Dream…”

Please click the link for the entire statement. It is a must-read, particularly for those who continue to gin up political rancor that will divide the entire nation and harm the American people.

Dr. King left us many inspiring ideals to live up to, but one that isn’t discussed very often is his disdain for partisan politics. Both parties sometimes try to claim him, but the truth is that he was a registered independent. He made it clear that he felt both parties had their strengths and faults, and he was concerned with much larger issues than petty political squabbles.

His example lives on today through his niece, Alveda C. King, an evangelist and pro-life leader whom I am very happy to call my friend. Matt C. Abbott of AmericanThinker.com asked her to comment on the current dust-up between Trump and Rep. John Lewis, who called Trump's election “illegitimate” and is boycotting the Inaugural. I think her uncle would have been proud of her response:

“I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders.”

That’s the legacy of love and inclusiveness that the Rev. King left us, and that we should all be celebrating today.