Evening Edition - July 14

July 14, 2020 |

NOT CRIME...VIOLENT CRIME

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest upchuck of cockamamie condescension was her claim that Republicans don’t understand what it’s like to live in poor neighborhoods (yeah, none of us grew up poor!) and that crime is up in New York City because unemployed people need to shoplift a loaf of bread to feed their families (and apparently, loot a TV from Target, then shoot a few people on their way home.) She smugly said she had to “connect the dots” for us, proving that even connecting dots is beyond her capabilities.

For the record, the crime that’s up in New York City is violent crime. Shootings are up by 130% from just one year ago. This is not a result of poverty but of the idiotic policies of Mayor Bill DeBlasio, who has systematically destroyed the great city that Rudy Giuliani rescued from the failed leftist policies of DeBlasio’s mentor, David Dinkins. DeBlasio has dismantled all the effective policing that made the city safe again, demoralized the police, emboldened lawbreakers to ignore the law and attack police, encouraged rioters, and sparked a 400% spike in applications for retirements among NYPD officers. In this regard, he’s turning the Big Apple into yet another Democrat-run war zone, like Chicago. Except Chicago’s last Republican mayor left office in 1931. It’s taken DeBlasio only one-and-a-half terms to cause similar damage.

That spike in violent crime includes senseless shootings of innocent people, many of them black. The latest heartbreaking murder came Sunday night when two gunmen opened fire on a group having a cookout in a park. They injured three men and killed Davell Gardner – a one-year-old child who was sitting in his stroller when a bullet struck him in the abdomen. In that same weekend, 35 people were shot in 28 incidents, including other young boys of 12 and 15.

DeBlasio’s response to this has been to cut $1.5 billion from the police budget while taunting the President by painting a “Black Lives Matter” mural across from Trump Tower (a divisive political statement at taxpayer expense during a financial crisis.) If black lives really mattered to DeBlasio, he’d do something to stop so many of them from being violently ended, like that of Davell Gardner. If we are all to know George Floyd’s name, then we should definitely know his, too.

As for AOC’s ludicrous assertions, Kim Hirsch at the Victory Girls blog notes that a 2014 study by the University of North Dakota found that poverty does not have a significant effect on violent crime in the US. But as Ms. Hirsch notes, crime has an effect on poverty, driving businesses out of high crime neighborhoods and depriving residents of jobs.

On a lighter note, Ms. Hirsch also points out that the dose of “reality” that AOC thinks she’s giving all us Republicans who don’t know what it’s like to be poor was actually cribbed from watching “Breaking Bad” on TV. She even missed the point of that show (nobody in it turned to crime to buy food, and far from glamorizing crime, everyone either died or had their lives destroyed.) I’d also like to suggest that she got the idea of criminals being guilty only of stealing a loaf of bread from the Broadway musical of “Les Miserables.” The only connection between that and real life in New York City today is that nobody is less miserable since Bill DeBlasio became mayor.

NO RESPECT

What a surprise: the same Democrat Senator who thought that men should just shut up about sexual accusations even if they think they’re innocent and have no due process rights now declares that President Trump’s base is full of white supremacists.

So she has no respect for the rights of the male half of the population, and I assume she thinks that many of the women who voted for Trump are white supremacists. I calculate that we’re now down to about 25% of the US population that she regards as human beings worthy of being allowed to have any rights at all. How low can she go?

MORE FROM THE CHINESE WHISTLEBLOWER

Here’s more from the Hong Kong virologist who fled to the US and is in hiding because she’s blowing the whistle on what China knew and covered up about the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, and the WHO’s aid in covering it up.

Yes, I hope that this will help dispel the ridiculous, China-promoted notion that calling this a “Chinese virus” is somehow racist. I think it’s just giving credit where credit is due.

At a fundraiser, Joe Biden quoted what he called an “old Chinese proverb” that was actually a quote from mass-murdering Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong.

I know most Republicans will be jumping on Joe for quoting a communist totalitarian, but that’s hardly news, considering how many of them are his campaign advisers and supporters these days.

So I’ll just point out two interesting side notes: (1.) Why does it come so naturally to Joe to admire the wisdom of Chinese dictators? (2.) Can you imagine the media reaction if Trump had quoted a dictator and claimed it was an old proverb?

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Video of the Day: In Portland, a masked Antifa protester tried to threaten a black motorist by opening his car door. It did not go well for the protester.

NBA ONLINE STORE ENCOURAGES HATE SPEECH, BANS CRITICISM OF CHINA

The official online store of the NBA allows people to order NBA jerseys with political phrases such as “Black Lives Matter” on them. But you can’t order jerseys with certain political phrases that the NBA apparently frowns on, such as “Free Hong Kong.” This has led conservatives to test the store to see what they’ll allow on an NBA jersey.

So far, while rejecting any criticism of China, the NBA store has reportedly allowed orders of jerseys reading, “Kill Cops,” “Defund Police,” “Beware of Jews,” “Ban Gypsies,” “End Taiwan,” “Burn Jews,” “Enslave Tibet” and “Cancel Israel,” among others. Of course, this could simply mean they don’t have any software in place to censor any phrases other than those that criticize China. As if that were an excuse.

All of this makes for a good setup for this commentary by Glenn Beaton, titled, “I Don’t Miss Professional Sports, Do You?” The NBA and NFL may have to learn the hard lesson that the TV and movie industry stubbornly refuse to acknowledge: “Get woke, go broke.”

BLAMING REPUBLICANS

Don’t know how I missed this story from July 1st, but just so you know: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed Republicans for Russia annexing Crimea in 2014 when Obama was President. Boy, we’re to blame for riots in solidly Democratic Minneapolis, for China unleashing a virus on the world, and for what Russia did under Obama. Is there anything Republicans CAN’T do?!

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  • Kara Lawler

    07/19/2020 07:00 PM

    I enjoyed getting up to pace with your informative article. Thanks and God bless you!

    Kara

  • Henry Tenenbaum

    07/17/2020 08:45 AM

    Good read Governor! Not sure about that bible verse, tough to be that kind to those that wish your total annihilation. However, once their kindness is genuine I will be sure to return the favor, how's that? Love ya!
    DrT

  • John c hayes

    07/15/2020 01:38 PM

    Is there no way to get rid of AOC her rhetoric is making a laughingstock of our REPUBLIC!!!!!!!

  • Rob Simms

    07/15/2020 12:16 PM

    I think most of us get it by now that black lives matter, but with all the black people that are being killed (by black people) and now even black children and babies, there's one group that still doesn't get it.....Black people.
    It's ironic and what Jack Nicholson said in the movie A Few Good Men would apply to BLM and the mainstream media. "You can't handle the truth."

  • Mindy Morgan

    07/15/2020 11:06 AM

    I agree that it is ludicrous for anyone to blame Republicans for all the immoral activity going on in our country. While I disagree with nearly everything De Blasio has done, I still don't blame him for all the immoral behavior of people. People are responsible for their own behavior. None of De Blasio's actions would cause me and probably not most people to go out and act that way these people have acted with the looting, burning, killing, etc. The government doesn't get the credit or the blame for how we behave.

  • Benita Miller

    07/15/2020 10:53 AM

    I'm hoping someone will replace her. She's ridiculous.
    Have you heard Bill de Blasio is actually Warren Wilhelm Jr., who worked at one time for the Quiote Center, who supported the Marxist Leninist ruling government of Nicaragua?

  • Gail Denham

    07/15/2020 10:44 AM

    Not only does AOC not know about being hungry, stealing a loaf of bread, she was brought up in wealth, the likes of which my family never saw. We were poor, yes. I didn't have a new coat till I was in my teens (lucky we had older aunts - we loved digging through leftover clothing Still do) Once someone brought a box of food to the door for us - my mom (a formidable Finn) sent them packing. My Dad was sick the last 20-30 years of his life so Mom worked till she was 72. And I'll bet our story is matched by hundreds more who read your messages. Thank God we never went hungry though - or slept outside (unless we wanted to). And now our hearts go out to those who don't have enough to eat - we always buy extra to donate. And most everyone I know does the same.

  • Harold Levi

    07/15/2020 10:29 AM

    AOC continually proves that in an Article V Convention of States a component needs to be added to require a minimum intelect level for Federal offices. Of course, Joe, Nancy, Maxine, Chuck, and a few more support that theory as well.

  • Phillip Ridenour

    07/15/2020 10:22 AM

    Would not be surprised to see the NYPD become a police force in name only. Retirements, resignations, personnel relocating to other jurisdictions rendering a skeleton crew of officers just biding their time until they, too, can get out. It would take a truly dedicated and selfless individual to stay (or join) and do the job of protecting the citizens.

  • Jerry Korba

    07/15/2020 09:28 AM

    Major corporations are funding Black Lives Matter Soros, Bloomberg is funding States Attorney Generals the CCP is funding National and State Politicians Major sports are being political the NFL is pro Marxism NBA is pro CCP where does America go to get away from all the negativity the MSM spews out every hour of the day. If you need to know the days issues News max is becoming a decent source to get a opinion. Is anything with the Wuhan virus reported honestly? I have notice that nothing can not be honesty reported. Is a Federal or State agency capable of reporting honest and true facts? Trust has always been an issue now , reporting, is just agenda being reported most with out fact or truth just spin it to meet your agenda. With Trump you may not like how he says it but the results are good for America. Having the country sitting on its ass is not good for anybody lets get back to 95% of the country working again. Shut the Leftist media up and get busy again, so we have less time listening to untrusted media. It is time for America to invest in minor league sports till the politics are gone from the major leagues. Sports are for getting away from politics when and if they start up.

  • Jack Willis

    07/15/2020 09:23 AM

    The onl thing the Republican's cannot do is get a fair shake. Oh, and we can't shut up Nancy Pelosi either, ha ha

  • Paul Marshall

    07/15/2020 09:19 AM

    If the Republican Party doesn't stand with the President against these radical crazed fools called Democrats . get off their pious ideas and get down and dirty against the traitors of this Party . Charge all of them for treason . Put these fools on the defensive . Sue the main stream Media for all their Fake News . go after Joe Biden for all his corruption . Loved his speech yesterday . CBS cut him off because they had to present their fake news . Get with it Republicans !!!!!

  • Stephen Russell

    07/15/2020 09:05 AM

    Boycott NBA any & all & same for GOP: since GOP Has NO fight vs those few on the Hill.
    Need new blood in GOP in DC etc.
    Or nothing changes.

  • Beth Crane

    07/15/2020 08:58 AM

    New York City, keep on doing what you’re doing and no one in their right mind will want to visit. So what are you going to do then for money? Defund more cops? You’ll have the most evil mayor who are sending y’all to hell in a hand basket. Sane people are leaving the city and state because of your idiot mayor and governor. Wake up people.

  • John R Courter

    07/15/2020 08:53 AM

    crime is up because the punishment is not severe enough to deter it.

  • Chris Carter, Phd

    07/15/2020 07:42 AM

    I have to comment on the AOC stupidity. I grew up in the 60's in inner city Cleveland. Not necessarily the best environment for a teenage white girl being raised by a grandmother who was making just $20 a week. She supplemented that playing piano in clubs on weekends, often sitting me at the end of the bar as she didn't want me home alone in the projects. It was a long time ago and a lot of mistakes and hard work to get where I am today. Being a single mom, working and taking classes nights and weekends is not easy, but no one was stealing bread to eat. Today I am retired, had a successful consulting practice in IT, and my husband and I volunteer and give back to the community and normally travel. We did not get here with luck, as some like to say, but hard work and perseverance. I wish everyone to be blessed, but remind them you own the result. Reach for the stars not that TV.

  • Gayle Nabors

    07/15/2020 07:29 AM

    I appreciate your news as I don’t listen to to other news channels. Can’t trust them.

  • Nancy Wagner

    07/15/2020 07:23 AM

    Righr on!!! . . . . And always succinctly delivered!

    God Bless America and show mercy and deliver us from PURE Evil! BY the Blood of Jesus and in JESUS name!
    Amen

  • David L

    07/15/2020 07:05 AM

    It still baffles me how AOC managed to get elected to the House. Are the people in her district that clueless? Hopefully come Nov. she will be history and we can erase her from history.

  • Shirley Shaw

    07/15/2020 03:42 AM

    As disheartening as it is, thanks for keeping us posted about all the idiocy going on. God bless you.

  • Gregory George Keller

    07/15/2020 02:34 AM

    Just want too say may the Lord bless you and keep you . You are awesome and inspiring man

  • Paul Carmichael

    07/15/2020 02:07 AM

    The ignorance of the Dems. Never ends.It is hellfire by those who are intent of destroying our Republic.. I do no think that sensible patriots will allow this to happen. These people who hold this view Have a lot of hate In their hearts.

  • timothy holderness

    07/15/2020 01:36 AM

    Just wondering ... have any of the shooters in all the various attacks around the country ever been caught , or even pursued ? If so I sure haven't heard about it . When some white guy kills someone it makes the news and he is often caught and charged . A drive by shooting of innocent people apparently isn't a big deal in the big cities . Population control perhaps . Save the whales over save the innocents .

  • Michael Sears

    07/15/2020 12:20 AM

    Thank you for all that you are doing to keep us informed. Your voice is reassuring in a world that has forgotten God.

  • Bob Tomiczek

    07/14/2020 11:34 PM

    aoc fashions herself as a bolshevik with some what of a marxists education. The seeds of her ignorant rants will never sprout. She can run her mouth like a spigot.
    But can't stand toe to toe when real questions are asked from her. I would like to see her debate someone like Jim Jordan ,Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Sanders, The First Lady Melania Trump or Ivanka Trump. Anyone of these people could make aoc look like a fool. But it really wouldn't be fair because she can do that on her own everyday. Look what she has done since she has been in office. Between mayor deblasio,Cuomo and herself they have squandered time and resources continously with no responsibility. They have a pitiful record that mimics every democrat run city. You should be asking how many of the programs they champion have been successful. Where are the schools that have promised a good education to our youth. Only accelerated ignorance and substandard grades. aoc is living proof.
    God Bless America !
    God Bless President Trump
    2020 !