There are times to put politics aside and this is one of them: prayers for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had to undergo heart surgery to insert two stents after he experienced chest pains at a campaign event and was found to have an artery blockage. His campaign events have been canceled until further notice while he recovers. We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Speaking of leftists who simply refuse to learn, California officials intend to waste even more of their taxpayers’ money by appealing a judge's ruling that threw out the state’s law requiring all Presidential candidates to release five years’ worth of personal tax forms before their names could be on the state ballot.
While California legislators claimed the law wasn’t aimed at President Trump but was just for financial transparency, it was clearly an attempt to keep Trump off the 2020 ballot, which would have depressed Republican turnout and harmed the Party in all down-ballot races. US District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. saw through the California leftists’ vegan baloney and issued a 24-page ruling, finding the law violated the First Amendment freedom of association and attempted to add extra requirements for the Presidency, which are set solely by the Constitution (natural-born citizen 35 or older and a resident for at least 14 years, period.)
If you let states add their own requirements, Texas might declare that each candidate must be able stay on a bucking bronco for at least eight seconds, while Minnesota might require that they be able to finish an entire serving of lutefisk. The possibilities are endless, and endlessly ridiculous, which is why the Judge was absolutely right to throw California’s law in the garbage where it belongs.
If the officials in Sacramento seriously think this Supreme Court is going to side with them, then California needs to add a requirement that anyone running for statewide office be forced to pass a mental health evaluation. Come to think of it, they should do that anyway. It would get rid of most of the legislature and governor, so they could start over from scratch.
This is an almost unbelievable story that once again proves there’s nothing so intolerant as a tolerant liberal. In Thousand Oaks, California, a charity flag football event to raise money for the family of an officer killed in last year’s mass shooting and the families of other slain officers was canceled after the police chief reportedly withdrew department support because Republicans, including Trump supporters Scott Baio and singer Joy Villa, were going to be there and speak. (Not to be rude, but if you want to raise money for the police, you’d better invite Republicans.)
A spokesman for the Fallen Officers’ Foundation recalled, "He basically said over and over in the conversation, 'This is not Trump country, that slogan 'Make America Great' is not favorable, popular, within 1,200 square miles,' that we don’t want Republicans here. I could not believe it. 'The only thing,' and I quote, 'the only thing you [could have done to make] this worse, Mike, was to invite Dick Cheney and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.' And I went, 'Wow, are you kidding me?"
I should mention here that the event would have been darn lucky to get my daughter to attend. And she probably would have said yes, because she believes in helping the families of fallen officers without administering a political litmus test to the crowd.
Because of the police chief’s selfish political intolerance, the event was canceled and thousands of dollars in donations that had already come in had to be returned.
This whole thing is a tragedy and a travesty. It was also likely unnecessary to have returned the donations because I’ll bet most of them came from Republicans who would have said, “That’s okay, just give it to the officers’ families.” Know why? Because we’re not jerks.
If you’re still wondering why there are so many empty seats at NFL games these days, maybe it’s because players who show disrespect for the flag and the National Anthem get defended by the league and get fat contracts from Nike, while players who show their religious beliefs get fined thousands of dollars for displaying “personal messages” during the game (is taking a knee during the National Anthem not "displaying a personal message"?) Also worth noting: the team he plays for is called “the Saints.” Someone in the NFL front office should look up what that word means.
The College Fix sent a camera and reporter to the big Climate Strike Day protest at St. Olaf College in Minnesota to see what the students think. Turns out they believe plenty, but they don’t think much at all.
A number of students voiced their absolute belief that the world will be uninhabitable in 12 years (a claim that even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has backed away from), or maybe even sooner, because “science,” bro’! The writer at the link suggests that these are the last students who should be skipping class for any reason, and point well taken. On the other hand, if they sincerely believe what they say, why should they stay in college and spend their final handful of days on Earth working to pay off student loan debt? Their parents partied like it was 1999, and they had both the Y2K scare and their own environmental zealots’ warnings that the Earth was dying in X number of years to worry about.
You know I’m old enough to have survived the passing of lots of deadlines for the end of the world because when I saw these students and heard the name “St. Olaf,” I thought of the town full of nitwits that Rose came from on “The Golden Girls.”
Someone in Winchester, Minnesota, is turning “outrage culture” against its practitioners with a simple but brilliant prank. Posters are appearing around town reading, “Islam is right about women.” Liberals and the media describe the posters as “offensive,” but when pressed on why they’re offensive, they can’t figure out what to say without getting outraged at themselves.
If they say it’s because Islam has the wrong views on women, then they’re Islamophobic. But if they defend Islam’s views on women, then they’re sexist…and besides, why are they saying the posters are offensive if they’re correct?
I seem to recall an old episode of “Star Trek” in which Kirk disabled a rogue computer by telling it, “Everything I say is a lie. I am a liar.” It explodes trying to figure out what to make of that. Listen closely and you might hear liberals’ heads exploding all the way from Massachusetts as they struggle to sound PC over this sign without sounding un-PC.