Evening Edition - June 19

June 19, 2019 |

Very interesting statistics: according to a Crime Prevention research study, 51% of all murders in America occur in just 2% of the counties.  Can you guess who runs those counties?  Here’s a hint: they’re people who think we can stop murders by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens in counties where they have few or no murders. 


If you need a further hint, the counties with most of the violent crime tend to be densely-populated urban areas.  In fact, another study found that if you factor out all the murders that involve gangs and drugs, that would leave fewer than 1700 gun murders per year in a nation of 330 million people, making the US one of the safest nations on Earth.  As author Don McDougall put it, “gun crime” is actually a term made up to disguise the fact that we really have a gangs-and-drugs crime problem, and it mostly exists in cities that Democrats have run for decades. 



I told you the story of the Las Vegas cyber security conference organizers who withdrew an invitation for Republican Rep. Will Hurd to be keynote speaker because even though he’s one of the top experts in the field in Washington, someone whined because he’s pro-life.  He’s now responded to that infuriating example of lack-of-virtue-signaling.  You can read his comments here, and not surprisingly, they are more mature, intelligent and diplomatic than the conference organizers deserve.


Hurd even ended his comments with “I wish them the best and I hope they have a successful conference.”  Good luck with that when everyone knows your criteria for a selecting a cybersecurity speaker rank “approval of killing babies in the womb” over “being an expert on cybersecurity.” 


In pushing to unionize the video game industry, Bernie Sanders revealed that he doesn’t know the difference between revenue and profit.


Well, come on: he’s 77 years old and still a socialist.  Of course, he doesn’t know the difference between revenue and profit!  I’m just amazed that he actually knows what video games are. 



Proving that absolutely nobody is spared from the rotten effects of socialism, the latest victims of the economic meltdown in Venezuela are the dead.  People there are so desperate, they’re breaking into graves and tombs to steal anything valuable that had been buried with the dead, even gold teeth. 


If this news gets around and Democrats in the US keep embracing socialism, dead people might finally stop voting Democratic.


At long last, someone comes up with a solution for one of San Francisco’s biggest problems.  Okay, it’s the humor site The Babylon Bee, but it’s still a better idea than anything the city’s leaders have actually tried.



Tuesday in Orlando, President Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign with a rally in Orlando that drew a huge crowd of supporters, many of whom had camped out for up to 48 hours to get in.  If you have about an hour-and-a-half to spare, here’s video of the entire speech.  It takes a little longer to watch than one of the late night comedy shows, but I guarantee you it’s funnier and more enjoyable.


Here’s a good recap of highlights from Trump’s rally, plus a little reaction from Democrats (Bernie Sanders called him a “racist” and a “sexist”…talk about a comedian who desperately needs some new material!)


If you only have time for one quote from Trump’s speech, this probably sums it up best:

"No matter what label they give, a vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and destruction of the American Dream. Don’t ever forget, this election is about you. It’s about your family, your future and the fate of your country."

And here’s what I think everyone would surely agree was the best few minutes of the entire evening:




The 20,000-seat arena was filled to capacity, and Trump said there had been 120,000 requests for the free tickets.  Despite the media narrative that Trump is unpopular and Americans lay awake nights pining for the return of Barack Obama, when Obama held his 2012 reelection kickoff rally in Columbus, it drew only about 14,000 people to a 20,000-capacity arena.  


One reason Trump rallies are such hot tickets that the media never report on is that his speeches are incredibly entertaining (the other reason they never report on is that a lot of Americans actually support Trump.)  Trump can speak for over an hour, going off-script and riffing like a stand-up comic, using humor, hyperbole and exaggeration to hilariously skewer his critics and opponents (or as the media call that: “LYING!!!!”) 

Like any superstar kicking off an arena tour, Trump trotted out some old fan favorites (“Crooked Hillary”) and snuck in some new material (like actually debuting an impression of her.)  You can catch it at this link.


Trump’s rallies are so entertaining, even Marco Rubio was spotted smiling and chuckling, a fact that alarmed a New York Times reporter, the Times being the place where all humor goes to die (there’s a reason it’s called “the Gray Lady” instead of “the Funny Lady.”)  Rubio’s response might get a smile or a chuckle from you.


Speaking of newspapers, the Orlando Sentinel provided an excellent example of how out of touch with readers they and why so many are going out of business with a furious op-ed saying they would endorse anyone but Trump.  Certainly sounds like a statement you’d expect from sober adult journalists whose job is to assess the effectiveness of various policies.  They based this attack on a Washington Post claim that Trump has told “10,000 lies” (see definition of “lies” above), without reminding readers of how many fake and biased/negative stories WaPo has run about Trump.  


I will start taking seriously the pearl-clutching by the media about Trump’s “childish insults” and “combative rhetoric” when they start covering him like any other President instead of constantly hitting him with childish insults and nasty names, denigrating his motives for every policy and claiming that he’s an illegitimate President, all adding up to 92% negative coverage from day one.  And to provide a perfect example, here’s why you shouldn’t have even tried watching the Trump rally on CNN…








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  • Floyd Hale

    06/20/2019 04:24 PM

    Right on !!!!!!!

  • Anita Mae Barker

    06/20/2019 02:04 PM

    Excellent coverage. Thanks, Mike.

  • rodney burke

    06/20/2019 12:28 PM

    A childish media was fully demonstrated when CNN couldn't take any criticism and shut of the address. All kinds of claims, all kinds of lies but no proof to back it up. The more this happens the more, most dems are going to say, "I'm done."

    Proof is gonna be the key. None, only lies and accusations. As many say, "they have nothing left." they KNOW the day of reckoning is at hand and there is nothing they can do. It's amazing, the onion is getting larger with more layers the longer we probe. And the wider the web becomes and the more corruption we find. Chicago? needs to be cleaned out. It is diseased by gangs and illegals. And that disease must be eradicated. democrat is also a disease on the same end of the spectrum as TDS. It is NOT curable. prison is NOT the answer.

  • Kathy Thornbrough

    06/20/2019 12:23 PM

    Your comment about dead people not voting democratic was hilarious.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/20/2019 11:01 AM

    We have been talking about the Left for a long time in regards to the Values of this country. The destructive behavior are no longer talking points they are just the facts on the governing tactics they use to destroy the Nation. Satan is in control of that mob and cities thru out are in decline at faster rates than ever before. I have asked California to invite President Trump in regards to help cleaning up the mess Liberals have created to fix the crumbling State. Blacks are killing Blacks at an alarming rate in Chicago and the Numbskulls in New York are ruing the State there it is getting to the point no one will want to visit these places they might as well visit a landfill site they would get the same experience. To accept help these places have to hit rock bottom just like the 12 steps say, you want to seek help? PEOPLE VOTE THE LIBERALS OUT BRING IN CONSERVATIVES SAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alma Youmans

    06/20/2019 07:53 AM

    Keep up the good work of keeping us informed to TRUTH. Hats off to you.

  • Amelia Little

    06/20/2019 02:02 AM

    Oh, so the black hat folks expected a person scheduled to speak on cybersecurity (of which he is an expert) to veer off into a discussion about pro-abortion vs pro-life? I imagine Rep Hurd thought he was going to impart some of his knowledge of cybersecurity to the group. Don't suppose he was planning on using as a campaign stop. Bet you the majority of the attendees had no clue about his politics, and most likely didn't care--as long as he gave them some information about cybersecurity.

    I started to watch Laura Ingraham was on--I caught the start of the part of her and Hannity and Tucker's programs where I turn the channel--the "Montage" of msm. I don't know what all msm was saying about President Trump's campaign kickoff speech, but it seemed they didn't think it sounded like someone campaigning. I didn't catch his entire speech, but what I did hear sure seemed he was campaigning by listing the accomplishment his administration was able to bring about, and the work yet to be done. Maybe they watch cnn, and maybe cnn didn't ever return to the speech after getting their feelings hurt about the fake news remark? A headline in some newsletter was--he was bragging about what he has done---well, yes, I think that's how it's done. If you can stomach to listen to (I don't, but sometimes read) not only the current wanna-be's but candidate hopefuls from all parties over all the years brag about their accomplishments, what they have done and what they want to see done in the future. I guess it's like everything else-President Trump just can't be allowed to act or speak like everyone has.

  • German Murashov

    06/20/2019 01:39 AM

    Mike, you can be so proud of your daughter Sarah! She is so beautiful and intelligent! She is natural, sincere and modest! What a woman!!

  • JoeJones

    06/19/2019 10:41 PM

    Donald Trump is a human being which means he is flawed. But so has every great leader been flawed. Donald Trump has shown great leadership ability in what he has accomplished while under fire from both sides of the aisle and especially from the news media. He has shown himself to be a man of courage. He is in touch with many of the American people, And is a breath of fresh air in the Washington "swamp." Though I did not like him as a person, when he became our president. I now regard him as the best president of my lifetime, even though I don't agree with every thing he says or does. He is the right man for the job. Go President Trump. MAGA!

  • Don Crumbley

    06/19/2019 10:38 PM

    Gov: As you have noted and responded several times, AOC continues to always get her face in the social news and media, although she is obliviously less than adequate in her current position in Congress, that which she was duly elected "somehow" to perform.

    However, I suspect she purposely (or her handlers, such as who they are) wants to obtain free "continuous publicity", good or bad (doesn't matter which kind), in order to keep her name out in front of the Progressive Socialist base, as being all in for them. Now, every time she opens her mouth, she gets a spotlight response, good or bad, from all sides, either by social media or fake news, which is her objective, to "keep her name and face continuously in the public spotlight, at least until lighting strikes. If she is ignored and left to stew in her own mush, without response to her nonsense, regardless of how ignorant or bad, she will eventually wither on the vine for lack of publicity, sunshine and venue. The more ludicrous her thoughts, the more she proves to the voters of New York that she is in "way over her head" as a Representative of the people. (Maybe a community organizer). The Amazon headquarters disaster investment for New York City is a good example. If allowed to run wild in the spotlight, there is no telling what she might end up doing or starting, as it is not going to end well, much like a kid playing with matches and gasoline!

    If AOC screams out her rubbish and gets no publicity response to allow her to continue to vent on the subject of the day, people will eventually tire of her "outrageous nonsense" and tune her out. I recommend folks assign her to the children's table and give her a "time out" in responding to her nonsense for the remainder of her time in Congress, or at least until she proves she can properly set at the "grownups" table.

  • Linnea Karpenske

    06/19/2019 10:28 PM

    I think the SEAL team helicopter shot done so conveniently after a big victory was leaked by Hillary's server. I wish someone would investigate this possibility. Could I get your opinion?

  • Russell George

    06/19/2019 09:45 PM

    On my web page I put an article entitled Helping Homeless People. I would like for you to read it. Our web page is randrforcristian living.org

  • James Hoppe

    06/19/2019 09:03 PM

    That AOC twit...should be made to watch Schindler's List...then with her Own MONEY go to a
    Border Port of Entry...and then write the comparison she sees. What an idiot!!!! I'll be 82
    tomorrow...have seen that movie twice...been to the Museum in DC and would like to make the
    trip to the border! Why haven't ALLL the democrats been made to tour the border???? That would include Nancy....who can go see the Pope...but not the border???????/ I doubt Schumer
    knows where the border is...and would only go if Nancy told him to!

  • Linda Walker

    06/19/2019 08:48 PM

    "Bernie Sanders revealed that he doesn’t know the difference between revenue and profit.." The guy has never worked a real job in his life. (Yeah, I'm discounting his short - very short - stink at a furniture maker in VT) He has ALWAYS lived off public tax dollars. He knows NOTHING about business, trade, commerce, farming, industry, tech, engineering, science, military, or what it means to start run and sometimes fail in business. I cannot think of anyone less qualified for president except the whole blasted Democratic field. Your average Girl Scout leader knows more!

  • RJ Gillespie

    06/19/2019 08:45 PM

    Love your sense of humor! I loved that POTUS called on the next governor of Arkansas to say a view words last night.

  • Nelda White

    06/19/2019 07:28 PM

    I could see cars in the distance that apparently your captcha couldn't see. Three pictures that I could see. just wanted you to know.

  • Nelda White

    06/19/2019 07:25 PM

    I couldn't comment on this morning's edition, so now I will. I really like "Make America Even Greater". Yes the President and republicans fought to Make America Great Again, and we'll fight to keep it great. But we can Make America Even Greater. Thank you.

  • Catherine Jones

    06/19/2019 07:13 PM

    I watched our President Trump at our Republican headquarters and live feed from our representative Mark Meadows. Great rally! Well deserved for our great President!????

  • Judi L Duffy

    06/19/2019 07:00 PM

    So gratified to see that Sarah is well-liked and well-appreciated. I too will miss her.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    06/19/2019 06:21 PM

    Yes, Old Bernie is 77 and way too OLD to be running for President! He cannot even hold his head up and it is all sunk down in. What does that say, something is definitely wrong with him. But I think he has turned the corner on Socialism and is now a full blown Communist. He loves Cuba and Russia, what does that say?
    The Rally last night was really good as always! lol I do love it when he says Crooked Hillary! Then the Cities that are run by Dem Mayors and the States run by Dem Gov. need to go as they are full of Gangs and killings. Now that we all live here in TN I would love to get rid of Memphis, they give TN a bad name. Knoxville needs to get a Republican Mayor, it is definitely needed and they paper is a whole lot more Liberal that the Orange Co. Register when we lived in CA. The Maryville paper is kind of so so. It is no wonder most are going out of business and the Sentinel is way to expensive so that is why we have the Maryville paper now. But nothing much in either of them! lol
    AOC, what a nitwit Snowflake she is and she is ok with her raise. What did she make being a Bartender??? She should be on Our Social Security! Congress has not done anything for America or We the People in at least 20 years. Where is the Budget that they are suppose to have??? Time to get some testing for the people that want to run for Congress and the Senate. That piece of paper from the Universities are not as good as they used to be. Most are not learning much of anything now days!
    Well, that is all of my griping this time! Thanks for all the news you send as I know it is not Fake News! Good luck to Sarah in what she decides to do.....yes, if I lived in Arkansas I would vote for her as Governor or whatever she wanted to do. She is a very smart girl with a lot of Common Sense.

  • George Scott

    06/19/2019 06:09 PM

    As always, a great evening edition!

  • Craig Gross

    06/19/2019 06:07 PM

    I know you must be proud of your daughter; and rightfully so. She has had what may have been the toughest task in America and done an admirable job of it. How she keeps her composure while dealing with some of the rudest and disrespectful people imaginable is beyond what I can comprehend. Should serve as a great trading ground for what’s ahead of her. She certainly is her fathers daughter.