Evening Edition - July 25

July 25, 2020 |

LATEST "PORTLAND PEACEFUL PROTESTORS" UPDATE:

I’ll just let you read it and check out the photos. It’s the weekend, and I’m frankly tired of having to write about violent, uncivilized lawlessness masquerading as “peaceful protests.” Obviously, a lot of other people are tired of all the violence, too. Why else would all the news channels have cut away from the White House press conference when Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany began showing video of what was actually happening there? Or maybe they just don’t want the narrative to be confused by facts.

Let's all pray this will finally start to calm down once word gets around that 18 “peaceful Portland protesters” who were arrested are now facing charges for serious federal crimes such as arson, damaging federal property and assaults on federal officers. It should send a chilling message that the do-nothing local officials and Soros-backed prosecutors will no longer give them a pat on the head and release them to go riot again. They’re now looking at the potential for serious prison time with a lifelong felony record. Possibly for the first time in their overindulged, helicopter-parented lives, they will discover that their actions have consequences.

President Trump pointed out that once he started prosecuting the attacks on federal monuments and statues with 10-year prison sentences, the assaults came to a screeching halt. There’s so much screeching in Portland that it might take a while for them to hear that consequences are back, but maybe some more arrests, charges and mugshots will finally make the point clear that “peaceful protests” are protected by the First Amendment but arson, vandalism and violence are not.

THE WAR AGAINST OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITIES IS WAGED BY DEMOCRATS

Black radio host Charlamagne Tha God let the cat out of the bag about Joe Biden’s campaign when he said, "Joe, you got to hurry up and announce your Black woman VP [vice president] so I can be enthused about voting for her because I will never be enthused about voting for you…”

Everyone knows at this point that Biden is a placeholder who will not be in charge. His Administration will really be run by the people around him, who are far to the left of Biden’s public image, and Democrats are counting on a black, female running mate to excite voters who will actually be voting for her. But before minority voters fall for the false premise that voting for someone who “looks like you” will insure policies that are good for you (a pretty good example of the concept of racism), they should take a long, hard look at the most prominent young, female minority Democrats on the political scene today, the members of the so-called “Squad,” and ask if their policies are helping or harming them.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bragged about how she helped drive away Amazon from creating 25,000 jobs in her district. All the “Squad” women hate the capitalist economic system that’s lifted millions of people out of poverty worldwide and want to replace it with socialism, which has created nothing but starvation, oppression, death and misery ever since it’s been invented. They back the rioters who are destroying black-owned businesses and minority neighborhoods, and want to slash funding of police, leaving those neighborhoods at the mercy of armed gangs, which is the new definition of “the Chicago way.”

To hammer home how terrible giving them any access to greater power would be, AOC and Rep. Rashida Tlaib just provided the perfect illustration by introducing a budget amendment to defund Trump’s “opportunity zone” program that gives a tax break to businesses that open in depressed minority neighborhoods, to bring in needed goods and services and job opportunities. They say some wealthy people have taken advantage of it, so they want to throw the baby out with the bathwater (not a surprise, considering their attitude toward the lives of babies.) Republicans say if there are problems with the rules, fix them, don’t axe the job opportunities for millions of black and Hispanic Americans.

I can’t think of a better headline to describe everything they believe in than “Squad members go to war against opportunities for minorities.”

Incidentally, as long as they’re demanding that we “cancel” any program that benefits the wealthy, I assume that means they’ll stop calling for paying off everyone’s student loan debt. The Foundation for Economic Education (which I’m sure is not an organization the Squad women have experience with) notes that their demand to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loan debt would be a massive giveaway to the rich at the expense of the lower middle class.

Only a third of Americans have four-year college degrees, and those people tend to be on the high end of the income spectrum. Their bailout would require lower and middle income earners who didn’t go to college and work in jobs like hairdresser or auto mechanic to pay higher taxes to pay off the student loans of corporate lawyers. It's really a massive "giveaway to the rich."

If you’ve made it this far and are still considering committing national and economic suicide by voting for “moderate” Joe Biden for President, then take a look at this. Those of you who never have voted for Biden should bookmark this link and share it with anyone you know you might even be thinking of it.

This is a list of just 23 of the extreme leftwing ideas in the Democrats’ draft 2020 platform. This isn’t from a hostile conservative outlet’s editorial; it’s what they say themselves that their Party stands for and plans to do if elected. There’s a saying online: “When someone tells you what they are, believe them.” The Democrats have been telling us for several years now that they are no longer a moderate, left-of-center but still patriotic Party. Look over this list of just a couple dozen things that they’re warning us will happen if they’re elected.

To highlight a few that black voters especially should think hard about before voting based on the running mate’s skin color: they want a welcome mat for illegal immigrants who take low-skill jobs from Americans and depress wages; federal funding of abortion that disproportionately kills black babies; doing away with charter schools and vouchers, to trap black kids in inferior public schools; ending the “over-policing” of minority communities, which means removing police and leaving them to the mercies of armed gangs; and more gun control laws, so blacks can’t even protect their businesses and families when there are no cops around anymore. In exchange, they toss the bone of vowing to condemn “systemic racism” and “study” slavery reparations.

In other words, after they drive up your gasoline and power bills by destroying the fossil fuel industry, at least there will still be one form of hot gas they’ll continue generating for free.

BIG SALUTE TO SAM

A big salute to San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sam Coonrod, the only player among the four Major League Baseball teams on the opening day who didn’t take a knee to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter in denouncing America’s racism. This was before the playing of the National Anthem. The kneeling came when players held a black ribbon while a recording played of Morgan Freeman making a statement on inequality, but some players remained kneeling during the Anthem.

Coonrad said he had no ill will toward anyone, and “I don’t think I’m better than anybody,” but “I can’t get on board on a couple of things I’ve read about Black Lives Matter, how they lean toward Marxism and said some negative things about the nuclear family.” He said, “I’m just a Christian. I believe I can’t kneel before anything but God, Jesus Christ. I chose not to kneel. I feel if I did kneel I’d be a hypocrite. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.”

He’s under attack now by the cancel culture and the leftist sports media. Sports Illustrated said Coonrod “stood out like a sore thumb” and he “hid behind his religion.” How do you “hide behind” something while purposely “standing out like a sore thumb”? Sound as if they’re just throwing wild pitches at him and don’t really care if they make any sense. They’re not upset that he stood out, they’re upset that he stood up for his religious principles instead of kneeling to theirs.

Apropos of nothing, I wanted to mention that there’s a new streaming service called Philo that’s able to offer over 50 channels a month for just $20 because it doesn’t carry ESPN or other sports channels that make most cable services so expensive. If you don’t want your money supporting things that offend you or people who hate you, or you just aren’t watching pro sports anymore for…whatever…reason, it might be worth checking out.

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  • C. Michael Roberson

    07/28/2020 10:34 AM

    Governor Mike,
    I just watched Chris Farrell's interview with Diana West, author of "American Betrayal" and more recently, "The Red Thread." If you haven't seen this interview or read her books, I think the books may be what is called a"must read." At any rate, she has some interesting and scary things to say about Attorney General Barr. If any of what she reports about him is true, he appears to be about as trustworthy as Nancy Pelosi and Adam Shiff. If you haven't already, please at least listen to the interview. I would like your take on her comments about Barr. I was hoping we could trust him, but it looks as though, if she is right, that is a false hope.

  • Helen Collette Ellenberger

    07/27/2020 05:02 PM

    Greetings Mike! Keep up the good work, as the old saying goes. I honestly don't know what this country would do without your 'editions'. You make so much sense and I can tell a great deal of work goes into your 'editions' and you also give thanks to your staff for research, which is very commendable of you.

    I still believe President Trump will win in a landslide. I'm doing all I can, within my budget, to ensure people are aware of the garbage the 'fake news' media is spewing hourly, daily, etc.. I honestly can't believe there are so many people, in 'high' places; e.g. owners of baseball teams, newspapers, television, etc., who truly really believe the Socialist way is the best path to follow. God save us. Respectfully, Coco (Collette) Ellenberger

  • Sherrel Morelan

    07/27/2020 03:03 PM

    If protestors are so peaceful, then why do they carry guns, rocks, fire works, and the wood to make fires. Then they loot, burn and rob. Peaceful, my ass. I am sure gun stores are very busy right now.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    07/26/2020 10:16 PM

    Your article of Nike, Apple, GM, Coke, LL Bean's Contributions to BLM because they are afraid to say NO.? This is just a replay of Jackson and Sharpton's EXTORTION scam. Pay Up or we will RUIN your reputation. Appeasement by any other name is CAPITULATION. These companies THINK that by appeasing the agitators they will escape the Burning, Looting and Murdering that always accompanies turning the other cheek. This is a MEDIA driven event just as the COVID 19 is. The Left will pull out all the stops to continue the Original Community Organizers agenda. NO! I'm Not talking about Obama to Hillary transition. How about Saul Alinsky and his 70's take on Marxism. The media is suffering from TRICKLE DOWN indoctrination that started in 1900 or so. When your Taught idiotic ideology you act accordingly-See CNN and MSLSD for confirmation.

  • Roy Starler

    07/26/2020 09:18 PM

    Good session Mike...
    Keep them coming.
    Roy S.

  • Danny Browning

    07/26/2020 08:36 PM

    If George Soros is an enemy and fostering and paying for these terrorist groups, why not take him out like Sadaam Hussein ?

  • terry buckalew

    07/26/2020 06:42 PM

    Thank God for Sam Conrad. I am so proud of him. The others know not what they do.

  • James Drury Jr

    07/26/2020 06:31 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • Jerry Korba

    07/26/2020 05:31 PM

    I have mentioned back shooters before Mike, traitors Rinos and back shooters. Donald Trump must know what Jesse James felt when Bob Ford shot him in the back with Jesse's gun in his own home. Well Donald don't turn your back on Romney or Liz Chaney its no secret these are playing both side of the fence both are soon to be gone so they are grabbing as much goodby money from every direction they can the want for money is like the universe never ending. Greed is all the motivates them. Bob Ford, Liz Chaney, Mitt Romney, unfit to be Human. just to name a few. At least the squad, Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the Left is shooting at you face to face. I am saying they are a half step above the back shooter.

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    07/26/2020 05:30 PM

    Here is another example of a thing the left likes to label 'white supremacy', yet it is leftists who are practicing it: AOC preaches that black opportunity is to be cancelled if Trump is promoting it. She is the same as the white liberals who scream in the faces of black marchers if they don't exhibit the proper outrage. Looks like white supremacy in action.

  • Lila O'Connell

    07/26/2020 05:19 PM

    Brought up earlier today that Treasury Secretary said "we" are going to distribute $1200 end of August to all earning less than $75,000.
    Mike, this country CANNOT AFFORD THIS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF INDESCRIBABLE SPENDING!!!! PLEASE CONCENTRATE ON THE LEGISLATURES LOWERING OUR DEFICIT. THE UNEMPLOYMENT $600 NEEDS TO BE MADE OBSOLETE NOW!!!!!

  • Bonita Clark

    07/26/2020 02:36 PM

    1) Thank you for the Daily Bible Verse. Many will see it and read it before they can avoid it.
    2) Thank you for a voice of reason in these unreasonable times. KEEP IT UP!

  • Jack Willis

    07/26/2020 01:58 PM

    I copied part of your article THE WAR AGAINST OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITIES IS WAGED BY DEMOCRATS and posted it to my facebook page and asked people to read it and to subscribe to your newsletter. Hope that is okay.

  • Michele Tierman

    07/26/2020 01:33 PM

    Going to look into getting MLB jersey for San Francisco Releaf Pitcher Sam Coonrod!:)
    I have a NFL jersey for C. K #7 that I will NEVER wear again!
    Christian values along with love of country are worth standing for literally!????????

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/26/2020 12:54 PM

    Thank you

  • Rallen Fontenot

    07/26/2020 12:30 PM

    Thank you Governor for staying on top of all this! You're one of the few who tells like it is.

  • Gail Denham

    07/26/2020 11:42 AM

    I sure hope that (from your newsletter I sort of gather) - people are waking up to what is going on - what it means - what democrats want and are demanding - and most importantly -- WHAT it will mean to each American personally.
    Wake up America - wake up please.

  • Eleanor Steadman

    07/26/2020 10:58 AM

    Mike, you are so speaking the truth. Peoples, listen to him in your voting!
    President Trump is here for such a time as this.....

  • Linda Lowell

    07/26/2020 10:44 AM

    I want to thank you for your daily updates on what's happening in the world. We are praying that people wake up to the truth and vote to keep our country from turning into a socialist society. God bless you, Mike and staff!

  • Norman Davis

    07/26/2020 10:31 AM

    Even Fox news refused to show us video. I checked Newsmax and OAN and no video was shown. How do we ever get to see al the real news now? It appears that all outlets want to censor what we see and hold the truth hostage. I guess all the video news outlets want us to believe only what they show us. Welcome to 1984, Brave New World, and Atlas Shrugged. I never thought what these fiction writers imagined would actually come true!! All factors are beginning to reveal that the republic I once knew is moving rapidly toward a different form of government. Will it be socialism, communism, dictatorship? Sadly, I don't believe anyone knows what will be the outcome at this time.

  • Jerry Korba

    07/26/2020 10:26 AM

    I hope the GOP learned a painful lesson the meek shall inherit the House of Representatives 2018 election proved that sitting on your hands and your hands over your eyes and tape across your mouth will bring murder in our streets Buildings set on fire Theft in the 1st degree and the destruction of what is known as the Untied States. Enemies of our country tried to force their Constitution on America the Left is leaving its mark on American cities as the Japanese left its mark on Pearl Harbor. The GOP has got to win the war on America from the Left and bring the lost freedoms back to life put out the fires and stop the murder and theft. People on the fence I pray you choose to give the GOP candidates more time in the WH House and the Senate to stop the stand down efforts of our police force and bring sanity and safety to our streets the violence has got to stop if you as a country want people without protection to be burned out starved and murdered vote for the Left candidate people if want food, safety, employment, freedom find a Conservative candidate stop living like rats elevate the Democratic party /CCP and live like an American. MAGA

  • Elaine Williams

    07/26/2020 10:10 AM

    Isn’t it ludicrous that they say Mr. Coonrod “stood out like a sore thumb”, when the same wasn’t applied to Colin Kaepernick when he first ‘took a knee’ for what he believed. Sick of the double standard!

  • Patricia Varhol

    07/26/2020 10:09 AM

    Your first article on Portland’s Protesters says “peaceful protests” are protected by the First Amendment. Where does it say that? What I read is we have the right to peaceful assembly. Nothing about protesting. Isn’t voting the way we are supposed to protest? No one ever says that. They always say we have the right to peacefully protest and I don’t believe that’s what the First Amendment says.

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    07/26/2020 08:41 AM

    Can anyone for a fact say that opportunities for Black Americans have improved under 8 years of Obama. Are living in Democrat lead cities better for Black Americans?

  • Richard and Linda Dilly

    07/26/2020 08:31 AM

    frndlytv.com is also viewer friendly...they have three levels, with the middle program, at $7.99/month, the sweet spot...they carry PixL, UP, and three Hallmark channels, plus a few others