Evening Edition - November 22

November 22, 2019

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.  For those of us who are old enough to have lived through seeing the assassination of a President unfolding on live television, it will forever be seared into our memories.  Not until 9/11 was there such a traumatic moment that affected the entire nation. 

That’s one of many reasons why some of us find it so shocking and appalling that loose talk of assassinating a President you don’t like has become commonplace. It’s just one of many examples of how woeful the younger generations’ history education has become. 

There have been many distorted conspiracy theories about JFK’s death that have supplanted the real history, and in recent years, they’ve taken a new twist as political partisans have tried to rewrite the truth about that dark day to throw shade on their contemporary political rivals. For instance, on the 50th anniversary, liberal media outlets like the Washington Post tried to link the Tea Party with the “right-wing extremism” of the ‘60s to imply they would have killed JFK if they’d been around back then. I wouldn’t be surprised to find similar attacks on Trump supporters, if I felt like digging through the muck to look for them. So let me just give you a quick history lesson:

For years, Dallas was unfairly painted by the left as a “city of hate” because JFK was killed there. In fact, the streets of Dallas were jammed with thousands of cheering well-wishers who turned out to greet the President. That’s why the FBI had so many photos to analyze: because there were so many people who came out to get a picture.  

Lee Harvey Oswald was not a Dallasite, or even a Texan, and certainly not a right-winger.  He was born in New Orleans and had only recently moved to Dallas.  He was also a genuine, card-carrying communist who admired Castro and Cuba and had actually defected and lived in the Soviet Union for three years.  He hated JFK for his anti-communist policies.

He was also known to be a rude, arrogant, communist loser who couldn’t hold a job and was always arguing with people and getting into fights. I could make an argument that he sounds more like an Antifa member than a Tea Partier or Trump supporter. But I won’t.

Today should be a time for reflection on a tragic event that affected the world and all Americans.  It should also be a time for reflection on what horrors it can lead to when people let radical political passions overrun their sense of basic human decency. 

 

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MUST-SEE VIDEO!  Why nobody cares about impeachment: because the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) have been crying “wolf” for three straight years.  Although in their case, they’ve been crying “Bombshell!/Tipping point!/Beginning of the end!/”Walls are closing in!” etc. etc. over and over about 100,000 times.  Here’s a quick video review.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/why-no-one-cares-about-impeachment.php

 

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Just as I predicted, Adam Schiff’s expensive, pointless, lawless and transparently political impeachment show has done nothing but turn more Americans, particularly Independent voters, against impeachment. The polls showing a majority of Americans wanting Trump to be impeached were always nothing but slanted push polls based on propaganda, but now that people have seen the weakness of the case with their own eyes, the tide is turning. 

In fact, a new Emerson poll found that getting a good close look at how the Democrats operate has managed to lift Trump’s approval rating into positive territory, 48-47%. In a fair world, with his economy and no wars, it should be in the 60s, but this is probably as high as anyone could get with a relentlessly negative media and about half the voters convinced he’s Satan.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/epic-fail-most-now-oppose-impeachment-trump-approval-turns-positive-48-47

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is far too shrewd politically not to realize what a disaster this is (I suspect she knew that long ago but was forced to go along with it to hold her trantrum-throwing kiddie caucus together.)  Trying to put a good face on it, Pelosi said that now that we’ve seen the evidence, the Democrats have no choice but to act. 

And she’s right: now that Americans have seen the pitiful pile of partisan grudges, groundless presumptions, hurt feelings and third-hand hearsay that are all they’ve got, the Democrats have no choice but to put on a big, phony act about how they’re protecting the Constitution while they’re actually using it as toilet paper.

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If you’re as exhausted by this past week’s onslaught of impeachment nonsense as we are, then here’s a brief blow-by-blow explanation of why it was a giant nothingburger, courtesy of Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.

Trump did nothing impeachable, day-by-day review of all impeachment hearing testimony shows - Gregg Jarrett

 

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In Israel, the enemies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been trying to force him out of office for a long time using the same tactic leftists here are using against President Trump: turning the legal system into a partisan political weapon.  Just as the Democrats will likely use their House majority to impeach Trump despite being unable to turn up any actual evidence of wrongdoing in three years, prosecutors in Israel saw the weakened hand Netanyahu was dealt in the last election as their opportunity and have now filed three corruption charges against him.

Anyone who knows Netanyahu, and I know him quite well, would find it ridiculous to the point of laughable to suggest that he would ever prioritize his personal comforts or enrichment over the good of his beloved nation.  Israel is blessed to have such a fierce and unyielding defender, which is why he is hated by so many who would like to replace him with an appeaser who would let down Israel’s guard in a futile attempt to mollify the nation’s international critics.

Most news outlets have the story of Netanyahu being charged, but here’s the real story that they’re not telling you.  It’s from reporter Caroline Glick, who has done an extensive investigation into the genesis of these alleged crimes, the prosecutors behind them and their motives and connections. 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/netanyahus-indictment-is-a-fraud.php

And if the incidents of deep state leaks, double standards, weaponized legal proceedings and efforts to move power from the people to the government sound oddly familiar to you, you’re not alone.

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Attorney General William Barr said he understands the skepticism about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, but that he has personally reviewed the security tapes from the prison, and nobody else entered his cell during that time. He instead blamed Epstein’s death on a “perfect storm of screw-ups.” 

https://nypost.com/2019/11/22/william-barr-jeffrey-epsteins-death-was-perfect-storm-of-screw-ups/

It’s ironic that this falls on the anniversary of the assassination of JFK, since I suspect that this also will not end the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” conspiracy theory movement.  I predict that the online narrative will now go in one of four directions:

1.  Who altered the tape Barr saw? 

2.  Who forced Epstein to kill himself? 

3.  Barr is in on it.   

4.  All of the above.

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  • Michael

    11/23/2019 07:35 PM

    Thanks Governor for all you wrote about the JFK assassination & recalling the history of that day & time. So sad that we have several generations who don't know & don't seem to care about the history of our Nation & republic. On a different topic i was flipping channels & paused on two nightly news stations, NBC & ABC. The next channel had on "the Munsters". The Munsters were more believable & much more worth watching!!!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    11/23/2019 03:53 PM

    When I saw what the date was yesterday, I wondered later why I heard nothing on TV or there was nothing even in our paper. Such a shame! Must be because the Liberals don't want the Snowflakes to know ANY HISTORY! I voted for Richard Nixon, but Kennedy did end up being a good President for a long as he was able and a lot better President than any of those that came after him. Maybe even George W........still not sure about him.........

  • Kenneth Nicholson

    11/23/2019 03:27 PM

    Of someone believes in evolution then they do not believe all men are created equal. Evolution teaches some are better than others. So if God did not create all equal do we have the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Do not some have the right of might, dictatorship, oppression? All things America stands against, or did until liberals decided it was better to get rid of God.

  • Joanne Schmidt

    11/23/2019 02:33 PM

    I was 16 years old when JFK was assassinated, and remember it like it was yesterday. Even when it was first announced over our school PA system that the president had been shot, all of us believed it could not be a mortal wound. Presidents were only assassinated in banana republics, not in the U.S. The reality was more than we could bear. I can still see in my mind every minute of that day and the ones to follow--Oswald's own murder, JFK's funeral, etc., etc. That event set off similar unthinkable events: Martin Luther King's and RFK's murders only five years later. In the early years there were so many conspiracy theories about who was REALLY behind them, including our own CIA. As Greg Guttfield noted on "The Five" the other day, in the days of Trump and his enemies such conspiracy theories no longer seem so far-faetched as they were made out to be then. We now look at our FBI and CIA with more than a little concern.

  • Floyd A Unger

    11/23/2019 12:59 PM

    Thanks...amazing that there was so little said about JFK today. I was alive then. Just recently out of the Navy. Will never forget.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    11/23/2019 12:29 PM

    A friend of mine's father, Col. Rex Applegate, was a champion sharpshooter, as well as one of the original members of the OSS; he served under Patton and taught the OSS " spies " hand-to-hand combat. He grew up under the tutelage of Gus Peret, a renowned sharpshooter - google his name. They would go to county fairs and shoot a dot-to-dot profile of Uncle Sam, into a piece of sheet metal, in under 30 seconds - another friend of mine still has one of these. The Colonel was asked by the Warren Commission to shoot the rifle that supposedly killed JFK. He said there was no way on earth any one person could fire that bolt-action gun so quickly and still acquire the target. Some secrets will never be revealed, but Oswald didn't act alone.

  • Nelda White

    11/23/2019 12:17 PM

    As for JFK, I believe he was the last great democratic president, that truly put America and it's citizens first. I do not believe that Oswald killed JFK. I believe he was perhaps a CIA sleeper in the communist community and was giving the task of preventing JFK's assassination. Why do I believe this. I watch a film (as far as I know, only shown once) that had slowed down one of the many videos and clearly showed the bullet coming from the front. Oswald may have been trying to get the assassin before he got JFK, but failed. Cover up was easy after that if he was a sleeper. So for me and others that saw this video, he will always be the accused assassin and the real one got away because of the cover up protection.
    As for Epstein, I have no reason to doubt AG Barr's findings.

  • Robin Rebhan

    11/23/2019 12:11 PM

    I was in my High School Social Studies class at Shenendehowa Central when our H.S. Principal came on the PA and said he had an announcement, he couldn't get the words out and said never mind. My teacher Margaret Simmons said something is wrong.
    When we left class the school truant officer was outside the building with tears coming down. I asked what was wrong and he said the President had been shot and was dead.
    It was the saddest day of my life until 9/11. Both days the Constitution remained intact. Both days the Nation remained strong and somehow over time became stronger for it.
    God Bless the USA!

  • Chester Kokel

    11/23/2019 11:39 AM

    “The enemy walketh about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may destroy. “

    I have noticed a progression of his tactics. Let’s consider a drug addict. He Tempts them to try the drug. They like it. But that usage becomes an ugly situation. They become addicted and a prisoner to it Should they attempt to stop, he lies to them spiritually. These are received as loud altercations to the victim. With regular drug usage, they can rent temporary freedom.
    Satan is predatory. There are all kinds of prisons.

    Jesus came to set the captives free.
    Jesus is the way , the truth and the life. No one can come to the Heavenly Father but through Jesus. Jesus is the prince of peace.
    Their prayer of desperation for help deliverance can lead them on to eternal love, eternal safety, and eternal peace through God’s salvation plan. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in him and he will bring it to pass.
    The enemy comes but to kill, to steal, and to destroy. Jesus came that we might have life and life abundantly.
    He paid the price for our salvation. We must come humbly to him to receive it.
    Some people are too proud to receive this message. It can be difficult for the wealthy. Too often they seek worldly answers to the problems in life and believe that their money can buy any and everything they need. Some trust in their own abilities. But as it says in Psalm 100. It is he that hath made us and not we ourselves. Everything belongs to God. We are his stewards. True Healing, deliverance from sin, a right mind, peace...eternal life... all clme through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior
    Satan’s way is to get people trapped into legalisms of futility and hopelessness. Thinking one can end it all by taking their own life is an illusion. Jesus is the giver of life. And he had the keys to death and Hades. ( Hell) The
    First stop after leaving this world is before the book of life. Those whose names have not been smudged or blotted out go in to heaven. Those whose names are not found in the Book of Life go on to Hell. A real and miserable storage place for lost souls. Potentially on to the second death In the hereafter.
    Enemies with God and his salvation plan have no place in heaven. Each person will be rewarded according to their works.
    By grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it us the gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast.
    “And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who have been called unto
    His purpose.” “ The gifts and the callings of God are without repentance”. God hates sin but he loves the sinner. It starts with prayer. Read John 3:16, For God so loved the world (sinners) that he gave his only begotten son ( Jesus) that whosoever ( you and me) believes in him shall have eternal life. For Jesus did not come to condemn the world but that the world through
    Him might be saved. 1 John 1, 8-9, If we say that we have no sin we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our subs he us faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Romans 10, 9-10. That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved. Fur it is with the heart that man believes unto righteousness and it is with the mouth that confession is made unto salvation.
    Pray through as needs be.
    Here is an example:

    Dear Lord Jesus, I come humbly to you and confess that I am a sinner. Come into
    my heart. I believe that you died for me, that you are risen from the grave. And believe that you are coming back for me. I confess with my mouth that you are my Lord and Savior. According to the word of God and my prayer, I am now saved, delivered, and
    redeemed.

    I assure you they if you himblt prayed that prayer that your sins are forgiven. And that you are on the way to heaven. And that you are free in the name of Jesus.
    Be sure to learn more about Jesus every day. And be baptized in a local Bible believing church.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May his countenance rest upon you and give you peace.

    Lee

  • Robert L Hassler

    11/23/2019 10:33 AM

    I think there could be another angle about his death.
    His "suicide" if I recall happened shortly after the picture of a man in a dress reportedly hanging in Epstein's office was revealed. The picture looked a lot like Bill Clinton.
    My question would be who "persuaded" these guards not to check on his cell. There have been several questionable deaths over the years that had connections to the Clintons.

  • Robert Hodges

    11/23/2019 10:28 AM

    Thank you for you insight.

  • James Hoppe

    11/23/2019 08:37 AM

    Now that we've seen an interview of Prince Andrew when is one coming with Bill Clinton,
    Cuomo, and the MANY OTHERS who it's been proven were on his plane????????

  • Larry Weldon

    11/23/2019 07:50 AM

    The "why no one cares about impeachment video" is amusing. I would much rather have a bombshell fall near me than a real 500 lb. bomb loaded with REAL high explosive.
    Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. Proverbs 26:27

  • MICHAEL DOERING

    11/22/2019 11:22 PM


    Haven't seen any comments from you on Chic-fil-A.

    The more I read, the worse it gets.

  • Peggy S Nelson

    11/22/2019 10:19 PM

    I remember where I was when I heard about JFK being shot. Like on 9/11 everyone was glued to the TV and crying. It was a sad, sad day in American history. Thank you for the remembrance.

  • Sarah Menne

    11/22/2019 09:53 PM

    I so appreciate your daily newsletters. It's my major source of "honest news" and as always, your wit and humor delight me. I feel so badly for Prime Minister Netanyahu as Israel's left is definitely treating him like our Democrats are treating President Trump. Just as Trump has accomplished so much for America, so has Netanyahu accomplished much for Israel (to which he is wholly dedicated). It's hard to understand why so many people can become so blind to the truth that lies right before them and instead spout lies after lies. Where does this come from? Of course, Christians know from whence it comes - from he who is the father of lies!

  • William Taylor

    11/22/2019 09:32 PM

    While you may rightly lament the younger generations’ history education, I am not sure the older generations learned enough about the impact of presidential assassination either. I say this because I heard numerous expressions on the desirability of assassinating President Obama from those of the ‘boomer’ generation and even earlier generations. I think impeachment is the route to go if you truly believe that a President is guilty of unconstitutional and/or other impeachable conduct.

  • Glenda Rice

    11/22/2019 09:18 PM

    I don't know who or what to believe at all. One person says Trump is guilty, and then another says the hearings did not produce evidence of any wrongdoing. Praying for this country.

  • charles e gant

    11/22/2019 09:07 PM

    Whoa Mike, you nailed it cold! Love it when not a word is wasted. As close to absolute truth as words could ever come. Mucho gratitude.

  • Bradley David Hartevou

    11/22/2019 08:53 PM

    Thanks Mike. You are my news source. Keep up the good work.

  • Ronald Besse

    11/22/2019 08:50 PM

    You might have forgotten about the OKC bombing of a federal building by a domestic terrorist and the 168 that perished with that evil act. I believe the national came together with that as well.

  • Beatrice Cribb

    11/22/2019 08:33 PM

    Thank you so much for remembering JFK. No one I spoke with today had no clue of what to was. How sad. Did anyone take US History or is that all gone down the tubes like everything else. May God bless you and your family. Keep up the good work!