Evening Edition - August 10

August 10, 2020 |

A POLITICAL MASTERSTROKE

Over the weekend, President Trump issued four executive orders to help Americans cope with continuing COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus lockdowns. They provide relief from student loan payments and help in avoiding eviction for inability to pay rent and mortgages, a payroll tax deferral through 2020 for employers and workers earning less than $100,000 a year, and an extension of expanded unemployment pay at $400 a week extra, a compromise between the $200 Senate Republicans wanted and the $600 House Democrats wanted.

Democrats such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi viciously attacked Trump, accusing him of everything from not doing enough or really doing anything at all to violating the Constitution by legislating through executive orders (reminder: these same people fought tooth and nail defending the DACA program that Obama created by executive order after repeatedly admitting he had no Constitutional authority to do so, and that’s just one of numerous examples of his legislating via EO’s, such as the Iran nuclear deal.) And as if it matters anymore whether executive orders are Constitutional (I guess it only matters when the President is a Republican), here’s a Twitter thread by a law professor who doesn’t support Trump or agree with the orders, but who explains why they are constitutional.

I suspect Pelosi and company are really spitting blood because they know Trump has boxed them in big time. Senate Republicans have been trying to get the House Democrats to work with them and pass a relief extension bill, but the Democrats dragged this out as long as possible, making ridiculous partisan demands that had nothing to do with emergency aid, like instituting mail-in voting or abolishing voter ID. If Americans suffered while they fiddled, that was a feature not a bug. Most people can understand that if they'd really cared and worked hard enough, even the math-challenged House Democrats could have arrived at $400 as a compromise between $200 and $600 (well, maybe not AOC.)

Blue state politicians have shut down their economies endlessly because China released a virus on the world, and Democrats are trying to blame Trump for everything from the resulting economic damage to the virus itself. He’s now stepped in and done their job for them yet again, helping Americans and in the same four strokes of his signature, highlighting how the Dems put politics ahead of helping Americans. Whether you agree with the orders or not, they were a political masterstroke. And at least when Trump did something politically advantageous, it helped Americans rather than hurting them.

TOO MUCH INVOLVEMENT NOW?!?

Remember when the big complaint from teachers was that parents weren’t involved enough in what their kids were doing in school? Well, for some teachers, the biggest problem with holding online classes is their fear that parents might be watching and find out just what they’re indoctrinating our kids with.

A Philadelphia teacher let the cat out of the bag by tweeting that “We’ll never be quite sure who is overhearing the discourse,” and that if parents hear what their kids are being told, it will ruin the “safe space” and “what happens here stays here” environment. He wrote that while “damage can come from the left, too,” his main concern is “conservative parents”: “If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia – how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?”

This sparked so much furious backlash that the teacher made his Twitter account private, but not before the comments had been captured. You can see them at the link, along with one from another teacher who agreed that “parents are dangerous.”

As several of the commenters pointed out, the idea of an adult trying to seal children off and tell them things that they shouldn’t let their parents know about is intensely creepy and a giant alarm bell. In this case, the child abuse it signals is mental abuse. This teacher works at the Science Leadership Academy. How about teaching the kids’ science instead of indoctrinating them into leftist identity group/victimology dogma?

The pandemic has been a terrible curse, but at least it’s opening parents’ eyes to what their kids are being "taught" and why they come home from school spouting leftist propaganda that sounds like their homework assignment was to memorize Bernie Sanders’ presidential platform. No wonder so many parents say they’ve decided to keep on home-schooling. This story confirms the wisdom of that decision.

BLACK NYC COUNCIL MEMBERS OPPOSE DEFUNDING THE POLICE

Sorry to link to the New York Times, which is behind a paywall, but nobody else has this story yet. It’s about several black New York City council members who oppose defunding the NYPD and blast white progressives for pushing it, comparing their harming of black communities by speaking for them to “colonization” and “political gentrification.” They have a point.

FAILED "FACT-CHECKER" NEWS

Failed “Fact Checker” News: Gee, I thought concerns about problems with mail-in voting were a “myth” pushed by Republicans who just want to suppress the votes of loyal Democratic constituencies? If by that, they mean they want to prevent ballots from being mailed to dead people, then okay.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE

Constitutional Rights For Me, But Not For Thee: The city of Dallas, which was perfectly okay with allowing mass anti-police demonstrations, shut down a planned convention by the conservative group Young Americans for Liberty just three days before it was set to begin, citing the spike in coronavirus cases (and I wonder what caused that?)

Politicians claimed it was the hotel’s decision, but that hotel is run by the city. Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who was scheduled to speak at the event, called it “surprising, coming from Texas.” But unfortunately, the left has made big inroads in Texas, at least in urban areas. The major cities are all run not just by Democrats but by far-left “progressives” (recall the similar situation in Houston, which allowed mass protests but canceled the state GOP convention.)

I don’t know if this is because even Texas allowed leftists to take over schools and indoctrinate children, or if so many people fled blue states but brought the policies with them that they fled from. But you can certainly see the results. Not just in the blatant partisanship and disregard for First Amendment rights, but also in the spiraling crime. US cities are disproportionately run by Democrats, so it’s hardly surprising that murder is up in 36 of our 50 largest cities. But it might surprise you to learn that at #1, with a 64% increase in murders in one year, was Austin, Texas.

But when you realize how liberal the “Keep Austin Weird” government of the Lone Star State’s bluest city is, then maybe it’s not so surprising after all.

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  • Connie Wilson

    08/10/2020 08:07 PM

    Professing to be a Catholic yet pro murder, I mean pro abortion, making laws that are in opposition to God's, (same sex marriage) now we learn that teachers are creating "safe spaces" for themselves in classrooms! It must be for them for it certainly is not for their students. Americans PLEASE turn back to God and his laws before it is too late! Thank you Governor for all you do and God Bless!

  • Jerry Korba

    08/10/2020 07:50 PM

    It is very simple Obama Biden Comey Brennon Clapper Pelosi Schumer Fienstien Cuomo Newsom and Democratic Judiciary Committee these are corupt anti american people in places they don't belong AOC Omar Clayburn have all been bought and paid for Rinos they are all in one big pot doing everything it can for self reward the American Public have been played for decades 2 parties one goal self reward mothers and fathers send their children to fight all in the name Patriotism while the above stated send jobs overseas corruption and blackmail of other countries all for self reward od the above stated. In return the public gets defund the police abolish Ice a drug war that is getting its teeth kicked in educational system that allows hate America education lawlessness in major cities Judicial and supreme court judges going against the Constitution all this just to bring down the President of the United States that is stopping all of this If Trump wins this election I would like to see a semi truck full of executive order pens delivered to the White House and all used by the end of his second term. Only give one pen per order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Welch

    08/10/2020 07:41 PM

    Tell all our republicans friends that money does not win the election, if it did little Mike would be in sleepy Joes place!!!
    Good ideas win!

  • James Drury Jr

    08/10/2020 07:32 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • James Hinckley

    08/10/2020 07:31 PM

    Congress is doing anything but arguing

  • Dale Amundsen

    08/10/2020 07:07 PM

    When I was a teenager in the 1960s, I thought my parents' distrust of the indoctrination in the public school system bordered on paranoia. Now, I realize they were on to something. Liberals have had us treat public education as a sacred cow, and under those auspices they have gotten away with corrupting the last two or three generations of would-be thinkers.

  • Paul Kern

    08/10/2020 07:05 PM

    A few thoughts. The public school was designed along Marxist lines if you study the writings of the socialists who pushed it through.
    The classes are modeled after the old Soviet Union. Kids were brainwashed well and reported when their parents spoke about Christ and faith. The Hitler Youth did similar.
    One gripe. Your morning edition does not always come. Why?

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:50 PM

    President Trump's executive orders on Saturday were a Political Masterpiece. I let out a "Yes, Yes! and did a few fist pumps because you don't have to be real politically savvy to realize he pulled a "Got Ya!" on the Democrats! And anybody who has read my comments knows I loathe Dem politicians with a passion. With good reason because they have done every low down nasty thing they could for the past 4 years to this man. If you do it to President Trump you do it to me! What are they going to do now? Sue him? Well, they could but it would be a stupid move politically on their part. Memo to Pelosi & Schumer...take your medicine like a big boy and girl and mark it up...Don't Ever Underestimate Trump!

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:37 PM

    Correction on that last comment. Election day is November 3, 2020. You'll be late to the party if you missed my correction

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:35 PM

    November 10, 2020 we will vote to continue the greatness of Donald J. Trump. Some people will vote for a crook, a neerdowell named Joe Biden who hasn't accomplished anything at all in 50 years in congress. How do losers like that sneak thru? Your an American. You deserve Better!

  • J Harold Mohler

    08/10/2020 06:30 PM

    Maybe, just maybe some of this nonsense will turn blue states red again!!!

  • Terry K Garber

    08/10/2020 06:27 PM

    Mike, I love the verse for today. I learned this verse in Sunday School when I was 4 years old, and I will say it is probably the verse I most quoted to myself as a child when I was afraid, and even into adulthood. It’s a simple verse, but so very powerful in the depth of its truth. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Mary Anne Berry

    08/10/2020 06:21 PM

    I've lived in Texas all of my life. We refer to Austin as the California of Texas. Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are so liberal, Texas has very little chance of remaining conservative because of the sheer numbers. We've had a tremendous influx of people moving in from liberal areas (states and countries) which has certainly affected our state, but our universities have undergone a huge change in the last 20 years (except UT...it's always been liberal). Texas A&M used to be the bastian of conservatism, but even they have gone to the dark side.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/10/2020 06:14 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen Russell

    08/10/2020 06:07 PM

    Have petition on Change.org to end lockdowns.
    Sense lockdowns for politics & not Science, see CA since 3-20
    Dont see any HC reps involved in decisions for lockdowns.
    Angry, Tired & Frustrated voter.
    Any more Out here 2

  • Walter Maude

    08/10/2020 06:04 PM

    Texas has been slowly invaded by liberals from California. I lived and worked in the Austin metro and was genuinely startled by the influx of California license plates in the 6 years from 2009 to 2015 when I loaded a U-Haul and moved east.

Evening Edition - August 10

August 10, 2020 |

A POLITICAL MASTERSTROKE

Over the weekend, President Trump issued four executive orders to help Americans cope with continuing COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus lockdowns. They provide relief from student loan payments and help in avoiding eviction for inability to pay rent and mortgages, a payroll tax deferral through 2020 for employers and workers earning less than $100,000 a year, and an extension of expanded unemployment pay at $400 a week extra, a compromise between the $200 Senate Republicans wanted and the $600 House Democrats wanted.

Democrats such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi viciously attacked Trump, accusing him of everything from not doing enough or really doing anything at all to violating the Constitution by legislating through executive orders (reminder: these same people fought tooth and nail defending the DACA program that Obama created by executive order after repeatedly admitting he had no Constitutional authority to do so, and that’s just one of numerous examples of his legislating via EO’s, such as the Iran nuclear deal.) And as if it matters anymore whether executive orders are Constitutional (I guess it only matters when the President is a Republican), here’s a Twitter thread by a law professor who doesn’t support Trump or agree with the orders, but who explains why they are constitutional.

I suspect Pelosi and company are really spitting blood because they know Trump has boxed them in big time. Senate Republicans have been trying to get the House Democrats to work with them and pass a relief extension bill, but the Democrats dragged this out as long as possible, making ridiculous partisan demands that had nothing to do with emergency aid, like instituting mail-in voting or abolishing voter ID. If Americans suffered while they fiddled, that was a feature not a bug. Most people can understand that if they'd really cared and worked hard enough, even the math-challenged House Democrats could have arrived at $400 as a compromise between $200 and $600 (well, maybe not AOC.)

Blue state politicians have shut down their economies endlessly because China released a virus on the world, and Democrats are trying to blame Trump for everything from the resulting economic damage to the virus itself. He’s now stepped in and done their job for them yet again, helping Americans and in the same four strokes of his signature, highlighting how the Dems put politics ahead of helping Americans. Whether you agree with the orders or not, they were a political masterstroke. And at least when Trump did something politically advantageous, it helped Americans rather than hurting them.

TOO MUCH INVOLVEMENT NOW?!?

Remember when the big complaint from teachers was that parents weren’t involved enough in what their kids were doing in school? Well, for some teachers, the biggest problem with holding online classes is their fear that parents might be watching and find out just what they’re indoctrinating our kids with.

A Philadelphia teacher let the cat out of the bag by tweeting that “We’ll never be quite sure who is overhearing the discourse,” and that if parents hear what their kids are being told, it will ruin the “safe space” and “what happens here stays here” environment. He wrote that while “damage can come from the left, too,” his main concern is “conservative parents”: “If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia – how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?”

This sparked so much furious backlash that the teacher made his Twitter account private, but not before the comments had been captured. You can see them at the link, along with one from another teacher who agreed that “parents are dangerous.”

As several of the commenters pointed out, the idea of an adult trying to seal children off and tell them things that they shouldn’t let their parents know about is intensely creepy and a giant alarm bell. In this case, the child abuse it signals is mental abuse. This teacher works at the Science Leadership Academy. How about teaching the kids’ science instead of indoctrinating them into leftist identity group/victimology dogma?

The pandemic has been a terrible curse, but at least it’s opening parents’ eyes to what their kids are being "taught" and why they come home from school spouting leftist propaganda that sounds like their homework assignment was to memorize Bernie Sanders’ presidential platform. No wonder so many parents say they’ve decided to keep on home-schooling. This story confirms the wisdom of that decision.

BLACK NYC COUNCIL MEMBERS OPPOSE DEFUNDING THE POLICE

Sorry to link to the New York Times, which is behind a paywall, but nobody else has this story yet. It’s about several black New York City council members who oppose defunding the NYPD and blast white progressives for pushing it, comparing their harming of black communities by speaking for them to “colonization” and “political gentrification.” They have a point.

FAILED "FACT-CHECKER" NEWS

Failed “Fact Checker” News: Gee, I thought concerns about problems with mail-in voting were a “myth” pushed by Republicans who just want to suppress the votes of loyal Democratic constituencies? If by that, they mean they want to prevent ballots from being mailed to dead people, then okay.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE

Constitutional Rights For Me, But Not For Thee: The city of Dallas, which was perfectly okay with allowing mass anti-police demonstrations, shut down a planned convention by the conservative group Young Americans for Liberty just three days before it was set to begin, citing the spike in coronavirus cases (and I wonder what caused that?)

Politicians claimed it was the hotel’s decision, but that hotel is run by the city. Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who was scheduled to speak at the event, called it “surprising, coming from Texas.” But unfortunately, the left has made big inroads in Texas, at least in urban areas. The major cities are all run not just by Democrats but by far-left “progressives” (recall the similar situation in Houston, which allowed mass protests but canceled the state GOP convention.)

I don’t know if this is because even Texas allowed leftists to take over schools and indoctrinate children, or if so many people fled blue states but brought the policies with them that they fled from. But you can certainly see the results. Not just in the blatant partisanship and disregard for First Amendment rights, but also in the spiraling crime. US cities are disproportionately run by Democrats, so it’s hardly surprising that murder is up in 36 of our 50 largest cities. But it might surprise you to learn that at #1, with a 64% increase in murders in one year, was Austin, Texas.

But when you realize how liberal the “Keep Austin Weird” government of the Lone Star State’s bluest city is, then maybe it’s not so surprising after all.

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  • Connie Wilson

    08/10/2020 08:07 PM

    Professing to be a Catholic yet pro murder, I mean pro abortion, making laws that are in opposition to God's, (same sex marriage) now we learn that teachers are creating "safe spaces" for themselves in classrooms! It must be for them for it certainly is not for their students. Americans PLEASE turn back to God and his laws before it is too late! Thank you Governor for all you do and God Bless!

  • Jerry Korba

    08/10/2020 07:50 PM

    It is very simple Obama Biden Comey Brennon Clapper Pelosi Schumer Fienstien Cuomo Newsom and Democratic Judiciary Committee these are corupt anti american people in places they don't belong AOC Omar Clayburn have all been bought and paid for Rinos they are all in one big pot doing everything it can for self reward the American Public have been played for decades 2 parties one goal self reward mothers and fathers send their children to fight all in the name Patriotism while the above stated send jobs overseas corruption and blackmail of other countries all for self reward od the above stated. In return the public gets defund the police abolish Ice a drug war that is getting its teeth kicked in educational system that allows hate America education lawlessness in major cities Judicial and supreme court judges going against the Constitution all this just to bring down the President of the United States that is stopping all of this If Trump wins this election I would like to see a semi truck full of executive order pens delivered to the White House and all used by the end of his second term. Only give one pen per order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Welch

    08/10/2020 07:41 PM

    Tell all our republicans friends that money does not win the election, if it did little Mike would be in sleepy Joes place!!!
    Good ideas win!

  • James Drury Jr

    08/10/2020 07:32 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • James Hinckley

    08/10/2020 07:31 PM

    Congress is doing anything but arguing

  • Dale Amundsen

    08/10/2020 07:07 PM

    When I was a teenager in the 1960s, I thought my parents' distrust of the indoctrination in the public school system bordered on paranoia. Now, I realize they were on to something. Liberals have had us treat public education as a sacred cow, and under those auspices they have gotten away with corrupting the last two or three generations of would-be thinkers.

  • Paul Kern

    08/10/2020 07:05 PM

    A few thoughts. The public school was designed along Marxist lines if you study the writings of the socialists who pushed it through.
    The classes are modeled after the old Soviet Union. Kids were brainwashed well and reported when their parents spoke about Christ and faith. The Hitler Youth did similar.
    One gripe. Your morning edition does not always come. Why?

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:50 PM

    President Trump's executive orders on Saturday were a Political Masterpiece. I let out a "Yes, Yes! and did a few fist pumps because you don't have to be real politically savvy to realize he pulled a "Got Ya!" on the Democrats! And anybody who has read my comments knows I loathe Dem politicians with a passion. With good reason because they have done every low down nasty thing they could for the past 4 years to this man. If you do it to President Trump you do it to me! What are they going to do now? Sue him? Well, they could but it would be a stupid move politically on their part. Memo to Pelosi & Schumer...take your medicine like a big boy and girl and mark it up...Don't Ever Underestimate Trump!

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:37 PM

    Correction on that last comment. Election day is November 3, 2020. You'll be late to the party if you missed my correction

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:35 PM

    November 10, 2020 we will vote to continue the greatness of Donald J. Trump. Some people will vote for a crook, a neerdowell named Joe Biden who hasn't accomplished anything at all in 50 years in congress. How do losers like that sneak thru? Your an American. You deserve Better!

  • J Harold Mohler

    08/10/2020 06:30 PM

    Maybe, just maybe some of this nonsense will turn blue states red again!!!

  • Terry K Garber

    08/10/2020 06:27 PM

    Mike, I love the verse for today. I learned this verse in Sunday School when I was 4 years old, and I will say it is probably the verse I most quoted to myself as a child when I was afraid, and even into adulthood. It’s a simple verse, but so very powerful in the depth of its truth. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Mary Anne Berry

    08/10/2020 06:21 PM

    I've lived in Texas all of my life. We refer to Austin as the California of Texas. Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are so liberal, Texas has very little chance of remaining conservative because of the sheer numbers. We've had a tremendous influx of people moving in from liberal areas (states and countries) which has certainly affected our state, but our universities have undergone a huge change in the last 20 years (except UT...it's always been liberal). Texas A&M used to be the bastian of conservatism, but even they have gone to the dark side.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/10/2020 06:14 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen Russell

    08/10/2020 06:07 PM

    Have petition on Change.org to end lockdowns.
    Sense lockdowns for politics & not Science, see CA since 3-20
    Dont see any HC reps involved in decisions for lockdowns.
    Angry, Tired & Frustrated voter.
    Any more Out here 2

  • Walter Maude

    08/10/2020 06:04 PM

    Texas has been slowly invaded by liberals from California. I lived and worked in the Austin metro and was genuinely startled by the influx of California license plates in the 6 years from 2009 to 2015 when I loaded a U-Haul and moved east.

Evening Edition - August 10

August 10, 2020 |

A POLITICAL MASTERSTROKE

Over the weekend, President Trump issued four executive orders to help Americans cope with continuing COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus lockdowns. They provide relief from student loan payments and help in avoiding eviction for inability to pay rent and mortgages, a payroll tax deferral through 2020 for employers and workers earning less than $100,000 a year, and an extension of expanded unemployment pay at $400 a week extra, a compromise between the $200 Senate Republicans wanted and the $600 House Democrats wanted.

Democrats such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi viciously attacked Trump, accusing him of everything from not doing enough or really doing anything at all to violating the Constitution by legislating through executive orders (reminder: these same people fought tooth and nail defending the DACA program that Obama created by executive order after repeatedly admitting he had no Constitutional authority to do so, and that’s just one of numerous examples of his legislating via EO’s, such as the Iran nuclear deal.) And as if it matters anymore whether executive orders are Constitutional (I guess it only matters when the President is a Republican), here’s a Twitter thread by a law professor who doesn’t support Trump or agree with the orders, but who explains why they are constitutional.

I suspect Pelosi and company are really spitting blood because they know Trump has boxed them in big time. Senate Republicans have been trying to get the House Democrats to work with them and pass a relief extension bill, but the Democrats dragged this out as long as possible, making ridiculous partisan demands that had nothing to do with emergency aid, like instituting mail-in voting or abolishing voter ID. If Americans suffered while they fiddled, that was a feature not a bug. Most people can understand that if they'd really cared and worked hard enough, even the math-challenged House Democrats could have arrived at $400 as a compromise between $200 and $600 (well, maybe not AOC.)

Blue state politicians have shut down their economies endlessly because China released a virus on the world, and Democrats are trying to blame Trump for everything from the resulting economic damage to the virus itself. He’s now stepped in and done their job for them yet again, helping Americans and in the same four strokes of his signature, highlighting how the Dems put politics ahead of helping Americans. Whether you agree with the orders or not, they were a political masterstroke. And at least when Trump did something politically advantageous, it helped Americans rather than hurting them.

TOO MUCH INVOLVEMENT NOW?!?

Remember when the big complaint from teachers was that parents weren’t involved enough in what their kids were doing in school? Well, for some teachers, the biggest problem with holding online classes is their fear that parents might be watching and find out just what they’re indoctrinating our kids with.

A Philadelphia teacher let the cat out of the bag by tweeting that “We’ll never be quite sure who is overhearing the discourse,” and that if parents hear what their kids are being told, it will ruin the “safe space” and “what happens here stays here” environment. He wrote that while “damage can come from the left, too,” his main concern is “conservative parents”: “If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia – how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?”

This sparked so much furious backlash that the teacher made his Twitter account private, but not before the comments had been captured. You can see them at the link, along with one from another teacher who agreed that “parents are dangerous.”

As several of the commenters pointed out, the idea of an adult trying to seal children off and tell them things that they shouldn’t let their parents know about is intensely creepy and a giant alarm bell. In this case, the child abuse it signals is mental abuse. This teacher works at the Science Leadership Academy. How about teaching the kids’ science instead of indoctrinating them into leftist identity group/victimology dogma?

The pandemic has been a terrible curse, but at least it’s opening parents’ eyes to what their kids are being "taught" and why they come home from school spouting leftist propaganda that sounds like their homework assignment was to memorize Bernie Sanders’ presidential platform. No wonder so many parents say they’ve decided to keep on home-schooling. This story confirms the wisdom of that decision.

BLACK NYC COUNCIL MEMBERS OPPOSE DEFUNDING THE POLICE

Sorry to link to the New York Times, which is behind a paywall, but nobody else has this story yet. It’s about several black New York City council members who oppose defunding the NYPD and blast white progressives for pushing it, comparing their harming of black communities by speaking for them to “colonization” and “political gentrification.” They have a point.

FAILED "FACT-CHECKER" NEWS

Failed “Fact Checker” News: Gee, I thought concerns about problems with mail-in voting were a “myth” pushed by Republicans who just want to suppress the votes of loyal Democratic constituencies? If by that, they mean they want to prevent ballots from being mailed to dead people, then okay.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE

Constitutional Rights For Me, But Not For Thee: The city of Dallas, which was perfectly okay with allowing mass anti-police demonstrations, shut down a planned convention by the conservative group Young Americans for Liberty just three days before it was set to begin, citing the spike in coronavirus cases (and I wonder what caused that?)

Politicians claimed it was the hotel’s decision, but that hotel is run by the city. Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who was scheduled to speak at the event, called it “surprising, coming from Texas.” But unfortunately, the left has made big inroads in Texas, at least in urban areas. The major cities are all run not just by Democrats but by far-left “progressives” (recall the similar situation in Houston, which allowed mass protests but canceled the state GOP convention.)

I don’t know if this is because even Texas allowed leftists to take over schools and indoctrinate children, or if so many people fled blue states but brought the policies with them that they fled from. But you can certainly see the results. Not just in the blatant partisanship and disregard for First Amendment rights, but also in the spiraling crime. US cities are disproportionately run by Democrats, so it’s hardly surprising that murder is up in 36 of our 50 largest cities. But it might surprise you to learn that at #1, with a 64% increase in murders in one year, was Austin, Texas.

But when you realize how liberal the “Keep Austin Weird” government of the Lone Star State’s bluest city is, then maybe it’s not so surprising after all.

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  • Connie Wilson

    08/10/2020 08:07 PM

    Professing to be a Catholic yet pro murder, I mean pro abortion, making laws that are in opposition to God's, (same sex marriage) now we learn that teachers are creating "safe spaces" for themselves in classrooms! It must be for them for it certainly is not for their students. Americans PLEASE turn back to God and his laws before it is too late! Thank you Governor for all you do and God Bless!

  • Jerry Korba

    08/10/2020 07:50 PM

    It is very simple Obama Biden Comey Brennon Clapper Pelosi Schumer Fienstien Cuomo Newsom and Democratic Judiciary Committee these are corupt anti american people in places they don't belong AOC Omar Clayburn have all been bought and paid for Rinos they are all in one big pot doing everything it can for self reward the American Public have been played for decades 2 parties one goal self reward mothers and fathers send their children to fight all in the name Patriotism while the above stated send jobs overseas corruption and blackmail of other countries all for self reward od the above stated. In return the public gets defund the police abolish Ice a drug war that is getting its teeth kicked in educational system that allows hate America education lawlessness in major cities Judicial and supreme court judges going against the Constitution all this just to bring down the President of the United States that is stopping all of this If Trump wins this election I would like to see a semi truck full of executive order pens delivered to the White House and all used by the end of his second term. Only give one pen per order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Welch

    08/10/2020 07:41 PM

    Tell all our republicans friends that money does not win the election, if it did little Mike would be in sleepy Joes place!!!
    Good ideas win!

  • James Drury Jr

    08/10/2020 07:32 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • James Hinckley

    08/10/2020 07:31 PM

    Congress is doing anything but arguing

  • Dale Amundsen

    08/10/2020 07:07 PM

    When I was a teenager in the 1960s, I thought my parents' distrust of the indoctrination in the public school system bordered on paranoia. Now, I realize they were on to something. Liberals have had us treat public education as a sacred cow, and under those auspices they have gotten away with corrupting the last two or three generations of would-be thinkers.

  • Paul Kern

    08/10/2020 07:05 PM

    A few thoughts. The public school was designed along Marxist lines if you study the writings of the socialists who pushed it through.
    The classes are modeled after the old Soviet Union. Kids were brainwashed well and reported when their parents spoke about Christ and faith. The Hitler Youth did similar.
    One gripe. Your morning edition does not always come. Why?

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:50 PM

    President Trump's executive orders on Saturday were a Political Masterpiece. I let out a "Yes, Yes! and did a few fist pumps because you don't have to be real politically savvy to realize he pulled a "Got Ya!" on the Democrats! And anybody who has read my comments knows I loathe Dem politicians with a passion. With good reason because they have done every low down nasty thing they could for the past 4 years to this man. If you do it to President Trump you do it to me! What are they going to do now? Sue him? Well, they could but it would be a stupid move politically on their part. Memo to Pelosi & Schumer...take your medicine like a big boy and girl and mark it up...Don't Ever Underestimate Trump!

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:37 PM

    Correction on that last comment. Election day is November 3, 2020. You'll be late to the party if you missed my correction

  • Mike Horst

    08/10/2020 06:35 PM

    November 10, 2020 we will vote to continue the greatness of Donald J. Trump. Some people will vote for a crook, a neerdowell named Joe Biden who hasn't accomplished anything at all in 50 years in congress. How do losers like that sneak thru? Your an American. You deserve Better!

  • J Harold Mohler

    08/10/2020 06:30 PM

    Maybe, just maybe some of this nonsense will turn blue states red again!!!

  • Terry K Garber

    08/10/2020 06:27 PM

    Mike, I love the verse for today. I learned this verse in Sunday School when I was 4 years old, and I will say it is probably the verse I most quoted to myself as a child when I was afraid, and even into adulthood. It’s a simple verse, but so very powerful in the depth of its truth. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Mary Anne Berry

    08/10/2020 06:21 PM

    I've lived in Texas all of my life. We refer to Austin as the California of Texas. Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are so liberal, Texas has very little chance of remaining conservative because of the sheer numbers. We've had a tremendous influx of people moving in from liberal areas (states and countries) which has certainly affected our state, but our universities have undergone a huge change in the last 20 years (except UT...it's always been liberal). Texas A&M used to be the bastian of conservatism, but even they have gone to the dark side.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/10/2020 06:14 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen Russell

    08/10/2020 06:07 PM

    Have petition on Change.org to end lockdowns.
    Sense lockdowns for politics & not Science, see CA since 3-20
    Dont see any HC reps involved in decisions for lockdowns.
    Angry, Tired & Frustrated voter.
    Any more Out here 2

  • Walter Maude

    08/10/2020 06:04 PM

    Texas has been slowly invaded by liberals from California. I lived and worked in the Austin metro and was genuinely startled by the influx of California license plates in the 6 years from 2009 to 2015 when I loaded a U-Haul and moved east.