Evening Edition - May 6

May 6, 2019

Immigration politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is about to fulfill a campaign promise by signing a bill, passed overwhelmingly by the legislature, to ban “sanctuary cities” in Florida.  There are no “sanctuary cities” in Florida as yet, but this will insure nobody tries it since the law requires local officials to honor federal ICE detainers for undocumented immigrants arrested or convicted of a crime, except for crime victims and witnesses. It also bans local governments from enacting sanctuary policies and requires them to notify ICE when an inmate who is subject to a detainer is released.

Bill supporter Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff the Miami Herald-Tribune, “This bill isn’t anti-immigrant and it’s dangerously disingenuous to suggest otherwise.   We are a nation of immigrants, proudly so. But we are also a nation of laws.”

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/florida-legislature-trashes-sanctuary-cities-brilliant-new-ban/

 

Opponents of the bill accused its backers of being “anti-immigrant” (as always, leaving out the part about the detainees not being immigrants, but illegal aliens with arrest or deportation orders against them).  They warned immigrants to avoid Florida (I can personally assure you that Florida is packed with immigrants, none of whom need fear being deported because they’re not criminal illegal aliens, they’re immigrants.)  And the ACLU plans to sue and take the state the court to get the bill overturned.


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That’s the usual strategy with leftists who can’t get the public to agree with their policies or elect people who’ll pass them: go find an unelected judge who’ll impose them arbitrarily.  In this case, though, it will make for a convoluted legal argument:

 

“Your Honor, you must use the power of the law to tell lawmakers that they’re not allowed to make a law requiring law enforcement officials to obey the law!”    

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Respecting Elections

Remember when some right-wing fringe elements were suggesting that Obama would declare martial law rather than leave office when his term was up?  The media dismissed that as conspiracy theory nonsense, and I publicly agreed.  So who among the mainstream media is going to back me up when I say that claims by Speaker Pelosi, Bill Maher and others on the left that Trump may refuse to leave office are also paranoid conspiracy nuttery?

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6993807/Nancy-Pelosi-fears-Trump-wont-respect-election-loses-small-margin.html

 

This is even more jaw-dropping, considering that it’s based on the left’s claim that Trump won’t respect the results of our elections.  These are the same folks who’ve ripped the country apart and wasted two years and 35 million tax dollars on “Russian collusion”/“resistance”/“Not-My-President”/”Abolish the Electoral College” garbage because they still refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election.

 

Speaking of pots calling kettles pots, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s big “And Then I Blamed” tour is not going well.  The New York Post reported that tickets to their Seattle appearance (originally priced at $66.50 to $519 - that price should include a free "I ran for President and all I got was this lousy T-shirt" T-shirt) went for as little as 20 bucks.  And this was in ultra-liberal Seattle! When the tour moved on to Vegas, tickets could be had for $15, and in Los Angeles, two bucks could get you in. 

 

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/05/evening-clintons-tour-ends-ticket-prices-plummet-2-00/

 

On the bright side, for perhaps the first time in their lives, the Clintons are actually reducing corruption and money-grubbing by helping put ticket scalpers out of business. 

 

Personally, I can’t imagine who they thought would pay those prices to listen to two out-of-office pols rehash their glory days and attack the guy who beat them.  But then I read that the tour includes Hillary claiming Trump’s election is a constitutional crisis and that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her, and Bill accusing Republicans of thinking that the rules don’t apply to them.

 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/hillary-clinton-claims-2016-election-was-stolen-from-her/

 

That’s when I realized that the ticket prices are justified, they’re just marketing it wrong.  They should get Carrot Top to open and call it the “Biggest Comedy Tour of the Year.” 

 

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Media bias

This…Is CNN! CNN ran 23 stories about the Covington Catholic school boys who were falsely accused of acting in a threatening or bigoted manner.  But when shocking video emerged of kids at the Philadelphia Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center reading about chopping off the heads of the enemies of Allah and subjecting them to “eternal torture,” CNN decided that wasn’t newsworthy enough to mention. 

 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/04/cnn-covington-catholic-muslim-students-chopping-heads/

 

Since I believe in giving you the whole story, here is MAS’ response to the story (it did make news, whether CNN ran it or not.)

 

https://www.philly.com/news/muslim-american-society-philadelphia-children-investigation-20190504.html

 

And in a related story, here are nine things that are now more popular than CNN, including the Food Channel, Little League World Series games, keeping poultry birds as pets, and prostitution as a career. 

 

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2019/05/03/nine-things-are-more-popular-pitiful-cnn


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AG Holder stuns

Almost as stunning as hearing Hillary Clinton claim that Trump gets away with things that other people would be prosecuted for is hearing former Attorney General Eric Holder, the first AG ever held in contempt of Congress, lecture us about how serious an infraction it was for AG Barr to refuse to comply with House Democrats’ unprecedented kangaroo-court show trial.

 

For those with short memories, here’s a refresher course in how Obama’s AGs did exactly what the Democrats are falsely accusing Barr of and more, and suffered no consequences whatsoever.

 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-accuse-attorney-general-barr-of-being-eric-holder-and-loretta-lynch/

 

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New study

This is horrifying news, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention over the past few years.  A new study found that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.  In some parts of the Middle East, that persecution borders on genocide, and Christianity is in danger of being eradicated by violence.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/study-finds-christians-persecuted-religious-group-world/

 

And if you guessed that leftist publications would somehow find a way to blame the persecution and slaughter of Christians on Christians, give yourself a gold star. See the link for details.

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Paul Ehrlich qualified to speak on CNN

Doomsday theorist Paul Ehrlich, a professor at Stanford University, published his book THE POPULATION BOMB in 1968. It has since been thoroughly debunked, as its dire predictions failed to happen, but that doesn’t stop CNN from inviting him on to talk about climate change. (It also doesn’t stop Stanford University from having him as a professor, but I digress.)

 

“For a species that named itself homo sapiens, ‘the wise man,’ we’re being incredibly stupid,” he said in the CNN interview. Speak for yourself, Mr. Ehrlich. Your book was about as far from wise as it could be, as over time it was proven to be utterly ridiculous.

 

At the link, read about a bet he made in 1980 –- and lost in 1990 –- with another, smarter professor, Julian Lincoln Simon. Ehrlich bet that commodities would get more expensive as they became scarcer, but Simon bet that they would get cheaper as humans invented either more cost-effective ways to extract them or found cheaper alternatives. (That’s the ‘sapiens’ in ‘homo sapiens.’)

 

Hey, just because someone is virtually always wrong doesn’t mean CNN won’t book him, especially to talk about climate change. In fact, I’d say it means they’re more likely to.

 

https://freebeacon.com/politics/cnn-interviews-author-of-debunked-population-doomsday-book/

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More fun with Joe Biden

In a closed-door meeting with donors on Saturday, presidential candidate Joe Biden presented a list of 14 heads of state whom he claimed had voiced concerns about President Trump.

 

Just wondering...where did he get this list? Did he ask world leaders personally? Did it just evolve from various conversations he’s had with them since Trump was elected? Or did he just accumulate press accounts of their criticism over the past couple of years? (Or did the Obama Justice Department spy on conversations they had with Trump during the transition, haha?) We don’t know, but regardless of how he came up with his list, I can absolutely guarantee that Margaret Thatcher shouldn’t have been on it.

 

She died in 2013.

 

That was two years before Donald Trump even started running. According to Bloomberg news, Biden corrected himself, though not immediately. He said it was a “Freudian slip” and that he’d meant to say the current prime minister, Theresa May. Sigmund Freud had no comment because he died in 1939.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-mistakenly-claims-margaret-thatcher-who-died-in-2013-is-worried-about-trump

And now for the more serious side of the Joe Biden candidacy: Thomas Lifson at AMERICAN THINKER tells us “Why Biden won’t get the Dem nomination.”

 

It’s not just the gaffes and the horrid plays-of-the-race-card emanating from his mouth. It’s not just his creepy hair-sniffing and shoulder-rubbing. It’s not just his advanced age and the fact that he’s a white male (although I’d say he’s fighting a losing battle among Democrats just with those considerations). According to Lifson, it’s the corruption that has allowed him and his family to become enriched, to the tune of billions, courtesy of foreign governments such as China and Ukraine while he was in high office.


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The “Bernie” crowd, along with those currently supporting all the other radical lefties in the Dem primary, will use these very serious scandals to eliminate Biden. Bye-bye-Biden.

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/why_biden_wont_get_the_dem_nomination.html

 

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  • Carmine Fea

    05/07/2019 10:17 AM

    One of the several significant news stories that has not been given enough coverage is indication Bob Mueller, investigator of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and Trump obstruction of justice, is a product of the FBI's and intelligent communities' democratic political bias, took over 25 million taxpayer dollars for a democratically biased political investigation and report, his report on obstruction of justice too cleaver by far. MUELLER WROTE A LETTER TO AG BARR NOT DISAGREEING WITH BARR'S 4 PAGE SUMMARY OF HIS REPORT'S CONCLUSIONS; BUT, AS HE DID AGAINST TRUMP IN HIS REPORT, MUELLER'S DELIBERATELY SOWED FALSE INSINUATION, THAT BARR'S 4 PAGE CONCLUSIONS DID NOT AGREE WITH HIS REPORT. THEN MUELLER LEAKED HIS LETTER TO THE PRESS AND CONGRESS AT A TIME IT WOULD DO THE MOST GOOD FOR DEMOCRATS, THE DAY BEFORE THE SENATE WOULD BE QUESTIONING BARR AND DEMOCRATS COULD USE HIS LETTER TO FALSELY ACCUSE BARR OF LYING TO CONGRESS. Mueller's letter of false insinuations significantly harmed Barr.

  • Frank Kisselstein

    05/07/2019 09:19 AM

    Thank you. I look forward to your articles. They are witty with rays of common sense, which I think is on the endangered species list.. god bless.

  • Audrey Skarness

    05/07/2019 08:34 AM

    Re Christian persecution.....Jehovah's Witnesses are being persecuted in Russia daily. Carrying a Bible or any other religious books is illegal and can result in prison time.

  • Thomas Price

    05/07/2019 01:06 AM

    Governor,it would be interesting to know how many of those former prosecuting attorneys,are Democrats that signed the opinion that POTUS would be indicted for obstruction,if he was not the POTUS.I bet it would take a lot less time to find how many are Republican!!

  • Rebecca Holstine

    05/07/2019 12:50 AM

    At least Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to protect his state. And the Gov. of Texas is speaking up about the border crisis every chance he gets. But oh no, not our crazy loco Governor Lujan-Grissem. Alamogordo New Mexico, in Otero County had to declare a national emergency because the border patrol that manned the roads coming into Otero Co. had to be used elsewhere. They ask the Governor to please send down some National Guards to help out and she refused. Said we do not have a crisis. The drug cartels are using the roads daily now. The State Police is trying to help out all they can. She made our state a Sanctuary State. Here we are getting illegals released into our town every week. Our resources are running dry. Some are sent to Albuquerque from here, but none to the Governor's house in Santa Fe. Google Alamogordo and Las Cruces New Mexico and see if I am telling the truth. Go on line and read The Las Cruces Sun News. It is bad and getting worse. Wish we had someone like Gov. DeSantis running our state.

  • Jerry Korba

    05/07/2019 12:49 AM

    Does any one really care about the Clintons or CNN and MSNBC or the NBC ABC CBS It is foolish to watch any of its programing Fox News will show a few segments of those shows that is all I watch people are fools to view that garbage that is why we have most of the lefts presidential candidates coming from one of lowest rated forms of government the congress most are low moral creatures out to abuse the offices they have and steal money check out Biden and his corrupt kid the apple didn't fall to far from the tree. I am a bit riled up about the MAS showing out of Philadelphia is the FBI looking into that mess and it should be labeled a Terrorist group and shut down and the people involved can find a residence at Gitmo this is serious radical terrorism. MAS is setting up the next generation to butcher people who do not want to be Moslem. Wake up America these people are just looking to see how much outrage against this radical movement there is if we do not stop it now the Moslem Brotherhood sure won't shut it down now.

  • David Barksdale

    05/06/2019 11:28 PM

    Where I appreciate your straight forward approach to the many serious issues facing Our Constitution, Our Freedoms, Our Economy, Immigration, Our Personal and National Security and America, I am personally extremely concerned about voter fraud !! Our right to vote should be cherished and well protected. However, in today's radical Socialist environment our votes many not be enough to overcome the Fraudulent and Illegal Immigrant Voters !! They are being given drivers licenses in California, which gives them the right to vote even though they are not United States Citizens !!! New Jersey the state where I live is trying to do the same. There are laws having been past requiring all states voting districts to clean up their voter registration rolls, but few have complied !!! Why is this not being enforced ?!?!

  • Joe Jones

    05/06/2019 11:23 PM

    I read them.

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    05/06/2019 10:20 PM

    Well, the clowns continue their act.
    If Trump decides he's not running, I would not blame him a bit, but I hope he will stick it out for another 4 years. He's the best man for the job, and I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he gets a kick out of the Democratic banter. I think the American people need to be on their knees for him and his family, and pray that his promise to drain the Swamp is fulfilled.
    Kudos to Florida for taking a stand on sanctuary cities.

  • Granny Anne

    05/06/2019 10:15 PM

    I am totally fed up with the democrats. The ones I know, personally, are also fed up with the Democrats. There is nothing democratic about those people. They are anti American and anti every-thing-else except for themselves. All they want is more of the disgusting things they can get away with. May they all get stuck in the mud when we drain the swamp.

  • April Allison-Garlow

    05/06/2019 10:09 PM

    I hope you are right about Biden --but I think he's already been chosen by the DNC, and the delegates are ready to cast their votes for him--they won't let a little distraction like the primaries or the voters, get in the way of putting the swampiest swamp creature on the ballot. Corruption is their mode of operation--always has been.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    05/06/2019 09:55 PM

    I say we will have The Donald for 4 more years. Blessings to you.

  • P.W. McCrary

    05/06/2019 09:52 PM

    Love your columns and your show. Keep up the great work. Cruz Huckabee 2024. May God bless you and yours.

  • Don Soeldner

    05/06/2019 08:30 PM

    Hi Mike,

    I think most of the radical left wing runners are phony baloney and at the top of the list is By By Biden. Why was none of his or his son's behavior challenged when it was happening. Someone knew, just like all the fishy Clinton and Obama corruption.

    On another note....your interview with your daughter Sarah was great! Your family is surely an asset to all of us deplorables.

  • Boyd Mossman

    05/06/2019 08:22 PM

    Jeb Bush doesn't seem to agree with your assessment of the new Florida anti sanctuary law.

  • Sarah Menne

    05/06/2019 06:52 PM

    I wish Arizona would pass a law like that in Florida to not allow sanctuary cities. I've read that some in Tucson, AZ wish to make it a sanctuary city. I let the Tucson City Council know immediately that if they did so, there would no more day trips to Tucson or its surrounding areas for me. I'd avoid Tucson like the plague. Sanctuary cities should not even be legal within the entire United States. We're having a crisis at the Border and yet cities choose to become like those in California with trash and drug paraphernalia in the streets? Doesn't make sense to me. I'm inclined to agree that massive numbers of illegals should all be bused to Sanctuary Cities that already exist. Let them deal with the problem.

  • Marie Krause

    05/06/2019 06:42 PM

    Haha!!! It really does seem that if they do not destroy their chances with the ignorant things they say, they will knock each other out by spilling the beans on their opponents :)

  • Nelda White

    05/06/2019 06:35 PM

    Yes we started out as a country of immigrants. But so did every country, they just have to go back far enough. Even Mexico is a country of immigrants. But the ones born here are not immigrants. Even the Indians were thought to arrive here by crossing the "Straight" from Russia. And made it all the way down to the tip of South America. As has occurred since Old Testament times, we fight and win the land and country. We fought and won America and the Indians respected that. Tribes also fought and won land from other tribes and that was respected. Education is not what it use to be. is that the blind leading the blind?