Reminder: If you didn’t see Attorney General Bill Barr’s speech last week on the dangers of the anti-Trump Deep State to our Constitutional system and the rule of law, here’s that video again, along with two key paragraphs that every American needs to hear. If nothing else, you can tell from the squealing over this speech from the left and the media that Barr hit the nail squarely on the head.
After changing the venue and time at the last minute, showing up in a Kunta Kinte T-shirt that implied he was a slave and refusing to sign a waiver signed by all free agents at tryouts – and after getting a late-season individual tryout that most players wouldn’t get, and being allowed to let Nike turn it into a commercial - Colin Kaepernick once again complained that he’s a victim who’s being treated unfairly by the NFL. Partly because, fed up with his prima donna routine, only eight of the original 25 team representatives showed up to watch him.
I guess I was taking a nap when Congress passed the law requiring sports teams to hire obnoxious, egomaniacal troublemakers who alienate fans and kill ticket sales. But if that is indeed in effect, then here’s my suggestion:
The NFL should create a team just for Kaepernick and his supporters. Call it the Minneapolis Masochists or the Davenport Dilettantes. They could skip the National Anthem and just spend the first 10 minutes whining about how unfair the people who sign their fat paychecks are. It would get them away from teams that want to concentrate on teamwork, winning and pleasing the fans, and it wouldn’t be that expensive. They’d only have to stage one game. The other team would win decisively, then Kaepernick’s team would spend the rest of the season suing the company that made the scoreboard for discriminating against them. Everyone could do what they enjoy doing. Win-win!
Never Forget: Good for House Republicans for demanding that ABC News explain why it killed the Jeffrey Epstein story. And could we add to that demand that ABC and CBS explain why they colluded to smear and fire an innocent woman, just because they mistakenly thought she was a “whistleblower” who exposed ABC’s cover-up of Epstein? Epstein is still victimizing women from beyond the grave with the help of a complicit media who love whistleblowers, but not when the whistle is being blown on them.
Today’s Must-Read Non-Political Story! Back in 2017, a Missouri woman named Marlene Brooks received a letter written in a shaky hand. It was from a neighbor she didn’t know named Wanda. It read:
“Mrs ? Would you consider to become my friend? I’m 90 years old - live alone. All my friends have passed away. I’m so lonesome and scared. Please I pray for someone.”
Brooks and her daughter hurried to Wanda’s house, and they said she was “such a sweet lady” and was “over the moon” to have visitors. She had serious health problems that made it hard for her to go out, and her friends and relatives had gradually passed away, leaving her isolated. She told Brooks, “I hope you didn’t think I was stupid for writing you, but I had to do something. Thank you so much for coming over. I’ve lived here for 50 years and don’t know any of my neighbors.”
Brooks writes, “I also made sure that Wanda knew she can call us at any time and that I’ll be back to spend time with her! I’m sure Wanda and I will have some great times.”
Frank Somerville of KTVU-TV reported the story and wrote, “There are so many others out there who are lonely just like Wanda. I would ask that maybe you consider knocking on their door and saying hi. I know it would mean the world to them. And who knows, maybe you’ll make a new friend.”
This story also reminds us that if you see an elderly person in your neighborhood, maybe just sitting on the porch alone, don’t assume they “don’t want to be bothered” by having someone talk to them. They might be in a similar situation to Wanda. This can happen at any time of year, but with both winter and the holidays approaching, it’s a particularly hard time to be alone. For the elderly, making new friends can be a lifesaver. And for younger people, having a friend who’s lived through so much real history can be a very enlightening experience.
I’ll leave you with a quote from a great song on this subject by John Prine:
“You know that old trees just grow stronger,
And old rivers grow wilder every day.
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say,
‘Hello in there…Hello.’”
The latest example of “Everything Trump Does Is an OUTRAGE!” involves the criticism of his weekend pardons of two Army veterans accused of war crimes. Their defenders say they were defending themselves on the battlefield (one was charged with war crimes for killing an alleged Taliban bomb maker.)
At the link, Matt Margolis of PJ Media offers some more details, along with a few examples of people who got pardons from Barack Obama that liberals didn’t get OUTRAGED over in the least.
Speaking of Barack Obama, even President “Fundamentally Transform America” is worried that the current pack of Democratic President candidates are so far-left that they’re unelectable. At a meeting of the Democracy Alliance in DC, Obama said average Americans want to see things improved, they don’t want revolutionaries vowing to tear down the whole system and rebuild it.
Now, I don’t know if Obama really is alarmed by how far off the leftward deep end his party has dived, or if he wishes they’d just move slower or keep their traps shut about their real intentions until they actually get into power. But one thing that’s undeniable is that he does know how to win a national election. So, how did the “progressives” in his party receive his wise advice?
If you guessed that they mocked him, claimed he didn’t know what he was talking about, and pressed the gas pedal even harder toward the leftward cliff, then you win a toy unicorn! They even created a mocking hashtag (the only thing most of them have ever created) of #TooFarLeft, attached to tweets like “I’m #TooFarLeft because I oppose injustice, inequality and violence!”
No, you’re #TooFarLeft because you support using violence to silence anyone who disagrees with your crazy plans to destroy the economy with open borders and unlimited government spending.
Yeah, yeah, I know: I’m #TooFarRight because I read what you actually say and quote you accurately.