I know that not even English majors still study Shakespeare in some colleges because, after all, what can they possibly learn from an old, dead, white guy? But here’s a quote from “Hamlet” that couldn’t be more timely: Methinks Joe Biden and the Democrats “doth protest too much.”
With the Trump impeachment proceedings finally reaching the point at which Trump’s people will be allowed to defend him, Democrats are obviously starting to panic at the thought that their demand to call more witnesses to prop up their pathetic case might blow up in their faces by allowing Senate Republicans to call Joe and Hunter Biden for an under-oath grilling. In an obvious attempt to prevent that, the Biden campaign issued an “open memo” to the media (it’s always convenient when the media get their content directly from Democrats’ campaign flacks.)
The memo warns the media not to spread Trump supporters’ “disinformation” about corruption involving the Bidens and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma (“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”) because that’s “malicious” and “unsubstantiated” allegations for which there is not only “no evidence” but a “mountain of evidence that actively debunks it.”
Funny, I do a lot of flying, but I admit that I’ve never looked down and noticed that particular mountain. Neither has the Washington Examiner, which examined the Biden campaign’s over-the-top denial and found plenty of evidence to debunk that.
On a related note, if you’d like to know how seriously to take Joe Biden’s claims that he’s the only one spreading accurate information, take a look at this story:
While speaking Sunday at a black church in South Carolina, Biden unconscionably tried to link President Trump’s views to the KKK (created by Democrats) and Bull Connor (a Democratic politician), and once again claimed that Trump said there were “very fine people” on the side of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Now, there’s an example of a malicious lie that has been thoroughly debunked, and yet Joe is repeating it yet again – and this time, in CHURCH!
I guess it’s to be expected from the same man who told a predominantly black crowd in 2012 that if the Republican won, “They gonna put y’all back in chains.” And he was talking about Mitt Romney. He was also making a reference to slavery, which Republicans like Abraham Lincoln fought a war against Southern Democratic states to end.
In response to Biden’s defamatory and dishonest race-baiting, I’ll just quote this tweet from Charlie Kirk: “Only in America could a President achieve the lowest-ever black and Hispanic unemployment, have black business startups skyrocket 400%, see wages go up for black workers, advocate for prison reform, pardon wrongfully convicted people of color, and still be called a racist.”
Rudy Giuliani appeared Monday on Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News to respond to the last-minute allegations by former associate Lev Parnas that he knew President Trump was pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden.
Giuliani said Parnas is a demonstrated liar who didn’t just lie, he “lied stupidly.” He said what he means by that is that Parnas allegedly told lies that are contradicted by the other people involved, by a tape recording, and by passport records. He said he was misled by Parnas, but he still feels sorry for him because he believes he’s making up lies for the prosecutors in hopes it will get him a reduced prison sentence in an unrelated case.
Video and full details are here, if you want to spend any more time even thinking about something that originated on the Rachel Maddow show.
Just like liberals thinking they’re on the winning side of history by aborting their own children, Harvard law students are refusing to apply as law clerks with the increasing numbers of Trump-appointed judges. Since being a judicial law clerk is an important early step on the road to becoming a judge, that means these Ivy League leftists are stepping aside to create openings for students from state schools who weren’t indoctrinated into socialism. That thins the potential herd of future liberal activist judges while increasing the pool of conservative nominees. Plus, the Trump judges will have law clerks who reflect their philosophies instead of constantly trying to lobby and skew them to the left.
I’d call that a win-win-win! Thanks, Harvard Law leftists, for removing yourselves from the judicial gene pool!
Tuesday Funnies: At a time like this, we could all use a good laugh. So here’s the latest wisdom from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who declared that America doesn’t have a left party because “the Democratic Party is a center, or a center-conservative Party.” I would say, "They're centrist compared to what, Venezuela?!" but on second thought, no...not even compared to Venezuela.
What A Way To Go
By “Huckabee” writer/pop culture historian Pat Reeder (http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodhifibook)
Saturday night at a songwriters festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, David Olney was performing with two other singer/songwriters as part of a round-table show. Olney, a highly regarded veteran in the world of contemporary folk music, paused in mid-song, said, “I’m sorry,” shut his eyes and lowered his chin to his chest. At first, everyone thought he just needed a moment to collect his thoughts. But then they realized he’d stopped breathing. CPR failed to revive him. Olney had passed away of a heart attack in mid-song. He hadn’t even dropped his guitar. He was 71.
We wanted to share this story with you for three reasons: first, because Olney was a great talent and a man beloved by all who knew him, and with so much garbage and profane noise getting all the attention in the music world, we like to be able to introduce you to someone who spent his lifetime creating really fine songs. The late Townes Van Zandt, acclaimed as one of the greatest songwriters ever, once said his favorite music writers were “Mozart, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Dave Olney." You can learn more about him here: https://davidolney.com
Second, because while it’s tragic to lose him, it’s also inspiring to think of someone quietly and peacefully leaving this life while engaged in doing the thing he loved most.
Third, the story at the link is largely told by one of the two singer/songwriters who was performing right next to him, Amy Rigby. Amy is a friend of ours. We love her music so much that when my wife, fellow “Huckabee” writer and retro jazz singer Laura Ainsworth, released her first CD, she chose one of Amy’s songs, “Keep It To Yourself,” as the title track.
Our prayers and sympathies to David Olney’s family and fans, and to our friend Amy, for what we’re sure must’ve been a very sad and difficult experience.