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November 14, 2022



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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 28:19

Silver linings

For those needing a little solace, James Pinkerton at offers two silver linings of the 2022 midterms:

One of Pinkerton’s silver linings is that the Dems, who dodged an expected and well-deserved shellacking, are already exhibiting symptoms of “the victory disease.” Having escaped the consequences of their across-the-board failures, they’re already arrogantly insisting they will make no changes at all to their radical agenda. Biden dismisses his 41% approval rating by claiming that Americans are just too ignorant to understand all the great things he’s doing. Nancy Pelosi echoed that and insisted he should run again in 2024 (at age 80 then, he’ll still seem like a spring chicken to Nancy, who’ll be 84.)  She said, “He has accomplished so much.” I agree; in fact, my writers and I chronicle things he’s “accomplished” every day.

By the way, Nancy is already waffling on her previous promise to Democrats to step down from leadership in 2022 if they'd just reelect her again last time, a promise that provoked much hearty laughter around these parts when she made it.

But a warning to Republicans: the loser disease can also be as fatal as the victory disease. It’s tempting to blame the usual suspects for this blindsiding loss: suspicious voting activities, relentlessly biased media coverage, young voters who’ve been indoctrinated with leftist idiocy in public schools and who naively sold their votes for a promise of student loan payoffs that will likely never come (see the paragraph above, kids, for a lesson in what Democrat election year promises are worth.)  

But we can’t just sit around munching on sour grapes. We have to learn from this election, figure out how the Democrats pulled off their “miracle,” and be ready to counter it next time.

One thing we have to come to terms with, one way or another, is what the Epoch Times calls the “White Wave” of mail-in ballot envelopes that blunted the red wave. Democrats have pushed and pushed for mail-in ballots, which are very insecure and conducive to fraud. Republicans tend to wait until Election Day while Dems push their people to vote for weeks. This year, we were overwhelmed by that. And putting aside any accusations of ballot fraud, the Dems have learned how to game mail-in ballots and early voting to a T. 

In Pennsylvania, Dr. Oz had 500,000 more votes on Election Day than John Fetterman, but it couldn’t overcome the 868,000 mail-in votes Fetterman got, quadruple those Oz received – many of them cast before the debate, as the Dems hid Fetterman’s obviously disqualifying health problems. And they know Republicans vote on Election Day, so was it really a coincidence that “technical issues” shut down voting in red districts in Arizona that day, and a judge refused to extend voting hours?

The GOP either has to find a way to replace vote-by-mail with something more secure (and good luck in blue states, where the people who use it to get elected are now running the elections) or get better than the Dems at using it, and fast. The same goes for early voting. It will do no good to complain about how unfair changes in the system are killing the GOP if they can’t do anything about them. They either have to learn to adapt or die.

The Party also has some soul-searching to do on a number of issues, like whether to continue rallying behind Trump when so many voters have (I believe unfairly, but it’s a fact) had their minds poisoned against ever voting for him or anyone he endorses. Kurt Schlichter has some comments on that today that you’ll definitely want to read:

We need to offer a positive agenda (pointing out that everything the Dems touch turns to manure obviously doesn’t work with some people, even though it’s true) and really work to promote what we'd do better. Thanks to media bias, far fewer people heard about the Republicans’ “Commitment to America” platform than heard that we were all semi-fascist extremists. We need to beef up our ground game and turnout efforts, because far too many Republicans and Christians continue to sit out vital elections.

We could also use a timeout on Republicans attacking other Republicans, or running candidates who do well in GOP primaries but can’t win in blue/purple state general elections. Sen. Josh Hawley is among those leaders calling for major reforms in the Party itself, in the wake of some very questionable decisions about funding by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who might not even be holding onto that title much longer.

It’s a lot to get done before 2024, but it’s better to get fired up and do the work than to sit around grumbling and sink into the tar pits. I want the symbol of my Party to continue being an elephant, not a dinosaur.

Newt Gingrich has some thoughts on this subject, too:


Biden Priorities In A Nutshell:

President Biden is in Bali for a G-20 summit, and in public comments alongside Chinese “President” Xi Jinping, he adopted a conciliatory tone and suggested that China and the US work together to address “climate change” and “food insecurity,” but he didn’t bring up human rights, which are virtually nonexistent in China.


Border update

I’ve written before about President Biden’s US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus, who was under fire for allegedly being more interested in petty office politics than border security and even falling asleep in meetings. Friday, he insisted he would not resign, and on Saturday, he resigned.

This is very convenient for Biden and DHS director Antonio Mayorkas, to have this guy to blame for our lack of border security. But remember: they chose a do-nothing employee to oversee border security because they want to do nothing about border security. I’ll believe Biden is serious about reversing the horrendous damage he’s done to national security when I see him demand Mayorkas’ resignation.

Until then, I consider this nothing but a show. And not even a good show, like that 1980’s Lee Majors series, what was it called again? Oh yes: “The Fall Guy.”


Next time, try Zoom

Here’s how you can tell there was another big UN “climate conference” where we were told we need to give up our cars, live in caves and eat bugs to reduce our “carbon footprints”:

Last week, about 33,000 people flew into a resort town in Egypt for the COP 27 climate summit, and many of them arrived on approximately 400 private jets. I'll believe they're serious about this when I see that a "climate confab" is being held on Zoom. 


Democrats can't take a joke

Dave Chappelle hosted “Saturday Night Live” and as expected, he made it funny again (at least during his historically long 15-minute monologue) and he told some jokes that got a lot of people screaming and trying to cancel him. This time, he’s being accused of anti-Semitism for telling JOKES about celebrities who are accused of anti-Semitism.

In his monologue, Chappelle said some negative things about Trump and Herschel Walker that I believe weren’t accurate, but he’s a comedian. I could claim to be offended, but I would never demand that he apologize and not be allowed to tell jokes that I disagree with. I suspect it’s because people on my side of the fence are able to laugh at themselves, while those over on the left secretly know how ridiculous they are and live in constant fear that if anyone is allowed to point it out, they’ll lose all their power. That’s why it needs to be pointed out regularly.

Just to prove my point, here’s liberal Sen. Ed Markey threatening to abuse the powers of his office to target Elon Musk’s businesses because Musk mocked him on Twitter. Bonus points: Markey used a misleading premise to justify his initial attack on Musk.



Here’s what many of our fellow Americans just voted for more of:

Last month, the misery index (combined rates of inflation and unemployment) was a crippling 11.45%. I guess the people who named it just don’t know what a great job Biden is doing.


Using Your Opponent’s Tactics Against Them:

A Venezuelan émigré student at Pennsylvania State University got the school to remove a Fidel Castro quote from the cultural center wall. He protested that Castro murdered, tortured and exiled his people, and exported the disaster, death and misery of socialism to Venezuela. He said the Castro quote “represents all the pain, suffering, and misery that my country is going through. And to see this on a campus building and cultural center is deeply painful, especially because of my love for Penn State.”

As much as I don’t like justifying censorship by claiming that words cause pain, I have to weigh that against the fact that college students are hearing far too many quotes from communist dictators already. So I’m fine with Fidel taking a hike. In fact, how about replacing it with the quote above about socialism from Erik Suarez? That’s the kind of “diversity” our students desperately need.


Returning the favor

Philadelphia helped give all of America a Senator John Fetterman, and Texas is about to return the favor by sending busloads of illegal border crossers to Philadelphia.


To “Huckabee” writer Laura Ainsworth, who in addition to being a top flight news researcher and comedy writer is also an award-winning retro jazz singer. Her fourth album “You Asked For It” (an album of classic songs requested by fans) comes out this Friday on Bandcamp. And the first single, her sultry lounge jazz remake of “Goldfinger,” was just named one of the “Best of the Best of 2022” by the international radio show and podcast, “Cocktail Nation.” It’s already available as a single on Amazon:



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  • Tanya Ebersole

    11/17/2022 08:49 AM

    My friend wrote this and I'm sending to you to ask if you think this (and other similar items) will ever be investigated:
    "In the last batch of pre-election money given to Ukraine, more than 90% of it was not tied to any military equipment or ammunition. It turns out the Ukrainian government used the money to (1) double the salaries of their legislature, (2) purchase real estate in other countries, and (3) deposit millions of dollars into a cryptocurrency account with FTX.

    The latter is most important because the money that went to FTX was then used to support democrats in the 2020 election. Yes, this is illegal. Yes, it requires all elected officials who received the money be removed from office under Article I, Section 9.8, of the Constitution. And yes, not a single Democrat will be punished.

    One of the biggest recipients of the bribes was the low-IQ Maxine Watters. She received her bribes because she is the chairPerson of the House Finance and Banking committee. They are the committee with primary oversight over the people who regulate FTX."

  • albert perrotta

    11/15/2022 10:57 AM

    One more silver lining. If you're the DNC and for that matter RINO RNC would you rather have Kari Lake, a rock star who may well be the next Reagan, locked down in Arizona consumed with the duties of being a governor, or running around the country the next two years raising 10s of millions of dollars and campaigning for like-minded candidates while laying waste to local and national reporters and anchors like Sherman through Georgia?
    I bet they're going to regret stealing the election from her.


    11/15/2022 09:22 AM

    This country is really sick. It just voted for more inflation, green everything, less energy independence, more open borders and this list goes on and on. I don't see where many of the Republicans are helping the situation. For an old conservative like me, it's really sad and sickening.

  • Jerry

    11/15/2022 09:01 AM

    As our older population close out its lifespan, in ten years WW2 vets will expire members of the Greatest Generation will also expire even the veterans from the Viet Nam for will diminish what will be left when we are gone ? history is being ripped down with Monuments destroyed freedom of Speech disappearing every day what will the Nation replace our God as it founding Architect with what? Our Constitution will it be a lawful document in 10 years or just a memory as it is dissolved today bit by bit this population by at least half wants it's gone. The country will return to the past as tribes in this country will attack each other law and order will not be available as it being dissolved a little at a time and not being replaced. I am hopeful Heaven will have me however I weep for my Grandchildren today for they will not enjoy life as I have oh I worked as hard as most today I still love life however my closing days has a tear in my eye as America continues to stumbble with this current Administration. I say to it Let's go Brandon. I pray this population can protect my Grandchildren I know my dislike for this Administration may be a bit vulgar I will take that up with my God.

  • Sandra Petty

    11/14/2022 10:54 PM

    Mike, you are exactly right about Trump. He was the best President in the past 60 years, even with the dems in congress fighting him every step of the way. But he has been so mistreated that he has become so angry and bitter that he is no longer effective. At this point, even if he could miraculously be elected again, so many people hate him (personally) that he could not lead because there would be no followers. It’s time for him to retire from politics and take Melania on a nice long well-deserved, extended vacation without Twitter and get some R and R.

  • Paul Kern

    11/14/2022 09:14 PM

    I see the Republican Party doing the Left's work in dividing itself. Many still support Trump and reject the Establishment. As a real ( not fake) Christian I stand with God and none of the self appointed "saviors" who rely on politics and glib talk while watching the Republic implode. There are are just a handful with any common sense and love for God and this nation. Time for " all hands on deck and ready to turn the enemies evil back on itself!

  • Margot Plummer

    11/14/2022 08:42 PM

    Colorado used to be a red state. We've had mail-in voting since 2013, plenty of time to cheat seamlessly. Now we are a blue state. It makes me sick.

  • Rex Horwood

    11/14/2022 08:30 PM

    Looking at the debacle in Arizona it would appear that Mitch McConnell, the McCain RINO’s running Arizona and the Democrats had a pact to share out the spoils. This meant that thre were no Republicans watching the count just tame RINO’s who were in on it.
    The members of Kari Lake’s team seem to have given up because their lawyers have no power to fight the election malfeasance because Arizona law allows it and judges rule against real Republicans all the time.
    It means that Mitch McConell must be sacked immediately because the Arizona Republican Party needs a large investment and major reforms to become a part of the Real Republican Party again.