CRIME IS RISING, ANY GUESS ON WHO/WHAT IS TO BLAME?
When is hitting 777 not a win? On Saturday night, New York City marked its 777th shooting so far this year. That exceeded the 776 shootings that took place in all of 2019. By the end of Sunday morning, another seven had been added to the total. Also, in the past week, there were 32 shootings with 36 victims, compared to 19 shootings in the same week last year. This follows Mayor DeBlasio disbanding the 600-officer plainclothes NYPD unit that took guns off the street, and comes amid his plan to cut $1 billion from the police budget.
Fortunately, DeBlasio and other Democratic leaders aren’t remaining idle. They’re honing in on the real problem: the city seal is politically incorrect and needs to be updated to represent not any of the noble history of the city but the violence and destruction inflicted on Indigenous Peoples by the settlers. Also, the Dutch settler depicted on it is holding a rope with a loop on the end that might be interpreted as the world’s tiniest lynching noose.
Meanwhile, in Chicago, even though overall crime is down 9%, probably because of the virus lockdown, shootings are up 150% from last July and murders are up 51% so far.
Even more sickening, so far in 2020, 212 kids under 18 have been shot, 36 fatally. Fourteen have been murdered just since June 20th. The most recent victim is nine-year-old Janari Ricks, a straight-A student who was walking to a friend’s house to borrow a game controller when he was gunned down.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has stepped up weapons confiscation, but without cracking down on the gang members who simply go get another illegal weapon. She has the police engaging in dialogue to hear the concerns of affected residents, but not to remove the criminals who are committing the shootings because that might violate their civil rights.
Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, criminals are so completely in control that the police are advising citizens just to do as they say and give them your property so you won’t get hurt or killed. Oh, if only there were some government agency charged with preventing criminals from preying on law-abiding citizens!
Finally, in Seattle, which is entering its third month of riots and terrorism under the guise of “peaceful protests,” Antifa radicals blew a hole in the wall of a police station with an explosive device. Remnants of a Molotov cocktail were found at the site of an explosion near an under-construction juvenile detention facility. And police confiscated a van packed with “firework pyrotechnics, smoke bombs, stun guns, bear and pepper spray, makeshift spike strips and gas masks.” The police chief stated what should be obvious: “Peaceful protesters do not show up in a van full of … explosives.”
Of course, Mayor Dunkan knows who is really responsible for all the violence: President Trump. She said that his plan to help overwhelmed local police by sending federal agents (or as Nancy Pelosi calls them, “stormtroopers”) has “decreased public safety” (does Seattle still have any of that left to decrease?) and is a “dress rehearsal for martial law.” News flash, Mayor: after what’s happened to your city under your pathetic lack of leadership, nobody wants to take it over. Although I sincerely hope someone – ANYONE – is willing to run against her for Mayor and try to clean up the anarchy she's allowed to expand.
All of these once-great cities are plagued not only by horrible violence, but by horrible Democratic leaders who refuse to accept responsibility for the consequences of their terrible policies or to address the real problems, all while handcuffing their own police and pointing the finger of blame at the Republican President many miles away. And just for the record: Seattle hasn’t had a Republican Mayor since 1969, Minneapolis since 1973, and Chicago since 1931. New York’s only had Democrat Mayor Bill DeBlasio since 2014, so it's a measure of how far left he is that he's managed to do decades’ worth of damage to the city in only a few short years.
In November, Democrats will be making the same argument on the national level that they make in blue cities: “You must elect us to power because only we can solve the horrendous problems that our being in power creates!”
A response from Herman Cain’s website to the slanderous false allegation that he claimed the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus was a “hoax” or that he refused to wear a mask. No, none of that is true.
But some people really are trying to perpetuate a hoax about the coronavirus, like Nancy Pelosi, who called it the “Trump virus,” Sen. Diane Feinstein, and all the other Democrats who try to shame us into not associating its spread with the Chinese government’s unconscionable lies, cover-ups and silencing and intimidation of doctors. And here’s the latest evidence of that:
A Chinese doctor told the BBC that he examined a family on January 12 that had the virus, despite only a few members having traveled to Wuhan, 500 miles away. He realized that the disease could spread efficiently between humans, and over thousands of miles by plane travel. But China’s government kept insisting it wasn’t contagious for more than a week, and the WHO backed that up.
DEMOCRATS MANUFACTURE A NEW REASON WHY BIDEN SHOULD NOT DEBATE
The Democrats continue to desperately manufacture excuses for why Joe Biden shouldn’t debate President Trump, the latest being former Bill Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, who hilariously claims that Trump demeans the Presidency by lying. Did I mention that he was the former White House Press Secretary for Bill "impeached for perjury" Clinton?
If Biden won’t debate Trump, I’d suggest that Trump just hold a debate anyway, against a cardboard cutout of Joe Biden and a random word generator. I doubt many viewers would notice the difference.
KAMALA HARRIS FOR THE WIN?
Word is that Kamala Harris was the likely pick to be Joe Biden’s running mate did not go over well with some of the most “progressive” (i.e., those who hate prosecuting anyone but their political opponents) Democratic insiders. There’s reportedly been some hidden pushback, which might explain why Biden (or whoever is actually making the decision) postponed it for another week.
In the meantime, leave it to the satirical site, The Babylon Bee, to craft the perfect headline for the story.
TOP OF THE CHARTS
This was a wonderful surprise: the Hollywood Reporter just ranked me as the #1 most popular TV personality in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.)
I consider this an honor that I owe to all of you, so congratulations and thanks to you!
A RESPECTABLE NATION?
Last week, Sen. Diane Feinstein cautioned against holding China responsible for the Chinese virus pandemic and lectured us that China “is growing into a respectable nation.”
I’m sure that came as news to the people of Hong Kong, as well as all the people infected worldwide thanks to the Chinese government’s self-serving secrecy and lies about the disease (and to her fellow Senators, whom I notice were all sitting at least six feet apart.) But then again, perhaps she’s right about China being a respectable and trustworthy partner. After all, maybe she got that information straight from her chauffeur.
BLM USES MAFIA-LIKE TACTICS
Members of the Cuban community rallied to support a Cuban restaurant owner who was accused of racism because, even though he says he supports Black Lives Matter, he spoke up against their use of Mafia-like tactics in threatening his business unless he did what they told him to. This is not how you win friends and influence people.