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June 1, 2022

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  • Trump writes letter to the Pulitzer Prize Committee
  • The “racist anti-racist” movement
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Ephesians 5:15-16

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Trump writes letter to the Pulitzer Prize Committee

The DC criminal courts may have betrayed justice, but there’s still the civil courts. Former President Trump released a letter he’s written to the Pulitzer Prize Committee, threatening to sue if they don’t rescind the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the New York Times and the Washington Post for their “reporting” on the phony “Russia collusion” scandal. He says those stories were based on “incontrovertibly false information that misled the public” and that defamed him.

Trump said those papers would have quickly discovered that the story was a hoax if they had done even a modicum of journalistic investigation.

In fact, you could make a good argument that the Pulitzer Prizes should have gone to conservative outlets that were exposing the fake Russian collusion narrative from the start, or maybe to the New York Post for its Hunter Biden laptop scoop. But all of those outlets were censored from airwaves and the Internet while the attention and prizes were showered on the liars.

Then again, these days, Pulitzer Prizes are seldom awarded for “journalistic investigation.” They’re awarded based more on which side of the political divide you’re on. Sort of like D.C. jury verdicts.

NM Governor: Federal government to blame for largest wildfire in the state’s history

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is demanding that the federal government pay 100% of the cost of the largest wildfire in the state’s history, which devoured almost 500 square miles and 300 homes. This came after it was revealed that the fire was started by the US Forest Service, which lit several “controlled burns” to clear underbrush. But they got out of control and joined together into a megafire.

Good luck thinking up a better metaphor for the federal government than people who insisted on helping and ended up burning the whole place down.

The “racist anti-racist” movement

I often refer to modern so-called “anti-racist” efforts as the “racist anti-racist” movement. That’s not a partisan pejorative. I honestly believe that the left, under the guise of fighting racism, is actually attempting to divide Americans, foment hatred and suspicion of other races, and bring back the vile days of officially-enforced segregation and judging people by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. Why do I think that? Because they just keep telling us over and over.

Here’s the latest example: Under the cloak of “equity,” some schools are now instituting race-based grading. The latest example is in Oak Park, Illinois, but as the linked story reports, it’s a growing trend that started in San Diego and like exotic diseases, wildfires and most awful leftist ideas, started spreading eastward from California.

The Illinois plan is typical of leftist policies in that it comes couched in fuzzy four-dollar words to hide its toxicity. It’s called “Transformative Education Professional Development and Grading.” It claims that “traditional grading practices perpetuate inequities and intensify the opportunity gap” through “outdated practices” and “unconscious biases” like letting “non-academic factors” such as student behavior and whether a student shows up to class interfere with teacher evaluation of students. Things like showing up late, misbehaving in class or handing in work late cannot reduce a student’s overall class grade.

While the Illinois plan doesn’t mention any particular race that this is supposed to benefit, it does condemn the traditional system it’s replacing as a “race-based grading system,” so it’s pretty clear what the insulting thinking is behind this. It used to be called “the soft bigotry of low expectations,” but now it’s called “equity.”

This should be abhorrent to people of all races. I do have to say, though, that I admire the one teacher quoted who was brave enough to question what this will do to students. She noted that she has a job where she’s expected to show up on time, do the work and behave professionally. This system will not prepare students for what they’re going to encounter when they leave school and join the real world.

But it is a truly “transformative” system if you want students to be so poorly prepared for the work world that they’re transformed into permanent dependents of the state. I get the feeling that’s the “equity” they’d like to impose on all of us.

Hat's off Mark

Hat’s off to Mark Wahlberg for going against the grain in Hollywood and being a rare example of a movie star who is openly and outspokenly Christian.

A new DeLorean

Having to read the news every day, I can readily understand why so many people are yearning for a return to the ‘80s. Unfortunately, there are no time machines like in “Back to the Future,” but you may soon be able to buy a new DeLorean to make you feel like you have one.

Full-time Hazmat team needed

The Biden DHS hasn’t given up on its dream of creating a national “Disinformation” agency, but they might want to be careful what they wish for. If they actually do let that unconstitutional monstrosity take root, Republicans will eventually regain power over it, and then they’ll have a massive backlog of leftist disinformation to clean up.

As media reporter Christian Toto notes, just mopping up all the wild disinformation spewed on “The View” will require the equivalent of a full-time hazmat team.

Personally, as tempting as it would be to go after all the lies of the left, I’d rather see that agency killed before it even gets started. It’s obvious that we do need someone to dig up the truth, objectively check quotes and claims for accuracy, and correct genuine misinformation and disinformation. But we don’t need a government board for that. You’ve already got this newsletter.

When politicians tell you they want to fix the economy, you better vote for new politicians

I’m not sure why people who want to be economists go to an expensive school and spend years studying something that’s really pretty simple. If there is a bunch of something, the price goes down because there’s so much of it, the seller needs to unload it. If there’s not much of something, the price goes up because the buyer has a hard time getting it and will pay more just to be able to obtain the things he or she needs or wants. And another rule is this—most people in government, especially the ones who have only been in government and never been in business or signed the front of the paycheck, just aren’t real smart about the economy works. And that’s why when they tell you they are going to fix it, you should know they are about to really screw it up. And recently, that’s just what they have done. What I’m about to tell you isn’t so much about Democrats or Republicans or the left or the right. It’s about the right and the wrong, and we’ve got some folks really getting it wrong when it comes to how much it’s going to cost YOU to put gas in your car, heat your home this winter and put groceries on your table and clothes on your family.

For about a year, the government has been paying people not to work. The idea was that Covid and the government-mandated shutdown cost a lot of people their jobs. Now keep in mind that not a single GOVERNMENT employee missed a paycheck. Even if they didn’t have to show up for work, no one got laid off from the government. And they felt bad that they were getting paid for doing nothing and figured they ought to pay others for doing nothing as well. It made sense when government ordered businesses to close and workers really did get laid off. But when the economy starting to coming back, the employees didn’t. Some realized that with government benefits, there are no taxes or take-outs, and some people made as much or even more money not working than working, so they got used to getting up at the crack of noon and watching Netflix all day. Even though there are “Help Wanted” signs on every street in America, people stayed home. And the government’s brilliant idea to fix that? Keep paying them for not working. I learned something from raising kids and training dogs: If you want a behavior to continue, reward it; if you want a behavior to stop, consequence it. If you punish people for working by taking out chunks of their check in taxes and social security obligations but reward others with tax free income for doing nothing, more and more people will take the doing nothing option. And remember that when there is a lot of stuff, it costs less, but when there is a lot of need but little supply it costs more? There’s a huge need for workers, but small supply, so labor costs more. And that makes everything else cost more. And because Joe Biden turned off our pipelines and punishes our home-grown energy industries and transportation industries because he thinks “climate change” matters more than feeding your family, your gasoline costs much more, groceries are up between 10-20%, and shelves are empty in our stores. You have to work really hard to be that dumb about turning a great economy into one where politicians brag about how money they are borrowing from your grandkids while no one can afford bacon and eggs or the gas to get to work.

When the politicians tell you they want to fix the economy, you better vote for some different politicians. The best way to FIX the economy is to get the politicians out of it, pay people to actually work instead of sitting home, and let farmers farm, let builders build, and let YOU decide whose business ought to be supported based on what you decide to buy and how much you’re willing to pay for it. See, you don’t need a PhD in economics to understand that. Just some common sense and a government that gets the heck out of your way!

This essay was originally published on November 3, 2021.

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  • Jerry

    06/02/2022 06:53 AM

    Most people I know are now older people people in their 70's 60's and most of them have worked for 40 years or more today most of them have secured enough resources to live within a decent comfort zone. 2 homes one on a lake or in the woods and one in a rural or suburban settings, good working vehicles, and able to enjoy good food. Along the way we have raised children and today they are working and achieving success also, this process working for a living is hard at times however the rewards of constructive activity for 40 or more years beats doing nothing for years and living day to day because with the future of America in democratic control is the democratic template is it is going to give only a certain amount of goods to just exist look at your urban areas where high rises houses people no yard it is almost the same as a prison complex maybe people like that condition public transportation its ok if one wishes to put up indecency mannerless riders not to mention criminal behavior people for generations have gotten use to this life I can't live like that though my small arce of land still keeps me busy however I still love the green grass the trees that cast leaves in the fall the beauty of flowering plants and their scents the trimming and the mowing of the grounds to me beats the look of a crumbling parking lot a 15 story housing building that houses what the smell of hundreds of people and animals we in our later stages of life have paid taxes to keep schools roads county and cities clean and to this point safe however democratic control has changed most of that and we are are angry about this situation we have today unforced errors by democrats should want every human being to discard this curse and its crippling grip of destroying America and putting everyone behind the bars of poverty worthlessness low self esteem thats the goal a Democrat template.


    06/01/2022 09:49 PM

    The whole biden administration should be arrested for treason and sent to GITMO for punishment!!!...its time for another civil war against the left in the U.S.A.!

  • Robert E. Carter

    06/01/2022 09:41 PM

    re: racist anti-racist, the phrase, "when the going gets tough, lower your standards" comes to mind, both as a public assessment of the education world's thinking, but also a "theme to avoid if you want your student(s) to succeed, in spite of the school board politics" in board meetings, editorials, campaign against bad candidates, etc.

  • Robert E. Carter

    06/01/2022 09:33 PM

    I like Trump's idea of going after the prize folks with a slander suit. Not only does it put them back in the mode of reality, but all named institutions and their reporters in the suit evidence bank become targets for further suits if they don't clean up their acts (go to reputable journalism school, which might also drive them to change their political persuasion). Maybe a dream, but who knows?

  • JC Holland

    06/01/2022 08:16 PM

    Suing the Pulitzer Prize people does nothing. President Trump should be suing Hillary.

  • Janet Shell

    06/01/2022 08:07 PM

    Very well said and so much truth!

  • James D. Johnson

    06/01/2022 07:57 PM


    I’ve been around for a long time. And I haven’t just been around.

    I worked hourly wages beginning at twelve years of age. I still worked those same hours for those same wages while attending college. Those wages paid my way to graduation in the early 1970s while the country suffered an economic downturn. Many graduated college to become unemployed.

    Fortunately, I knew how to sweat for my wages, and I prospered. Our country still suffered throughout the 70s and into the beginning of the 80s. However, I thrived because of the work ethic my Father and Mother instilled in me.

    I never suffered as many others did during those times because my parents taught me that hard work and persistence were the keys to success no matter the difficulties of the time.

    Society moves in waves, which raise some to new heights of success while others crash against the “breakers.” This process ensures the survival of the fittest.

    I guess I was among those “few.”

    I hope my story gives hope to the “many” while stealing it from the privileged “few.”

  • James Drury Jr.

    06/01/2022 07:36 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Stephen K Lentz

    06/01/2022 06:19 PM

    "Personally, as tempting as it would be to go after all the lies of the left, I’d rather see that agency killed before it even gets started."

    THERE is the problem with you rinos!!!! You allow the jackasses to go after the rinos and CREATE lies but you rinos don't have the balls to go after the jackasses even when they are lying!!! THAT is why your "red wave" will be completely USELESS!!! You rinos have NO policy to go against the left agenda and even "IF" you did, you don't have the backbone to implement it. You rinos are ALL TALK AND NO SHOW just to feed your huge, arrogant egos!!!