WELL THIS IS INTERESTING
Podcaster Joe Rogan, who was a Bernie supporter but is one of the more fair and open-minded figures in media, said that he would like to host a four-hour debate between Trump and Biden with no audience, just the two candidates having an open debate on their visions for the country. Trump immediately tweeted his acceptance. Still no word from Biden, but we should be able to tell how much confidence his supporters have in him by how quickly they start attacking Joe Rogan.
Trump isn’t worthy of Biden’s time, and moderators who aren’t in the Democrats’ pocket aren’t worthy of Biden’s time. For a guy who spends 90% of his time in his basement, he really values his time quite highly.
A big salute to Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert, for daring to go against the far-left, anti-cop flow of the current NFL. The League allowed players to put the names of people allegedly affected by “systemic racism” on their uniforms (after previously refusing to allow salutes to heroes like the Dallas cops who were killed by a sniper while protecting people who were protesting them.) Eifert took advantage of the new rules by putting the name David Dorn on his helmet.
Dorn was the retired St. Louis police captain who was working as a security guard and who was murdered in cold blood by rioters/looters.
The story notes how brave it was of Eifert to choose to honor Dorn, which tells you a lot that’s sad and infuriating about the current state of the NFL.
If anyone else in the NFL would like to honor people whose lives truly were affected in the most extreme way by racist violence, there are a growing number of them, some police and some just law-abiding citizens, who have been murdered or severely injured by rioters and looters under the BLM/Antifa banners.
Meanwhile, in a hopeful sign that people are finally coming to their senses and realizing that you can’t judge a book by its cover (you can put the dust jacket of “Bambi” over “The Communist Manifesto,” but it’s still “The Communist Manifesto”), the Premiere Soccer League just became the first sports league to remove the BLM logo from their uniforms after waking up to what that group actually stands for. It’s a small start, but it’s a start. Let’s hope the NBA, NFL and MLB get their eyes opened to reality soon, before they cease to exist.
And in more hopeful “We’re fed up to the eyeballs with this garbage” news, more than 10,000 scholars and academics have signed “The Philadelphia Statement,” standing up against the “cancel culture” and the poisonous leftist tyranny that exists on America’s campuses. Granted, they’re conservative and libertarian academics, but at least someone is finally organizing to present a united front of opposition. I’m old enough to remember when it would have been liberal academics who stood up for free speech and the right to debate ideas openly without fear of violence, repression and reprisal. But then, I recently became eligible for Medicare.
MONEY TO BURN
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg could be using his vast fortune to help his struggling hometown of New York City, but instead, he’s using it to try to inflict all its problems on the entire nation by electing Joe Biden and his crew of DeBlasio-like handlers to the White House. You’d think he could look at what’s happened to the city he used to run and realize the disaster that occurs when you put leftists in charge of anything, but apparently he’s blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome.
In what’s actually a good sign for Trump (the Democrats must be really nervous about the internal polls they’re seeing), Bloomberg has pledged to spend $100 million of his own money on ads to try to help Biden bamboozle the voters of Florida (Democrats hate when billionaires influence elections, except when it's their billionaires.)
While I’m concerned about how many lies can be spewed with $100 million, I have to point out that just because Bloomberg is selling his snake oil, that doesn’t mean people are buying. During his disastrous Presidential bid, he blew more than $1 billion. He ended up winning 55 delegates, who cost him $18 million each. Or put another way, he paid $241 for each vote he won. Still, at that rate, $100 million could buy nearly 415,000 votes, if people are dumb enough to believe his advertising. Of course, it’s possible that most of the people who voted for Bloomberg only did it in hopes that if he became President, he’d stop interrupting every YouTube video they were trying to watch.
Naturally, President Trump had a reaction on Twitter, and it was as blunt and to the point as ever:
“I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead.”
"PARTY OF SCIENCE" UPDATE
“Party of Science” Update: California isn’t suffering from uncontrollable wildfires because of arsonists and decades of forest, water and energy mismanagement by radical left environmentalists. No, the fires are because “Mother Earth is angry.” Just ask Nancy Pelosi.
Believe it or not, thanks to mail-in voting, people are already casting votes for President. Voting this early is a very bad idea if you want to cast an informed vote, which is one of many reasons why Democrats like it. We haven’t even seen the first debate (if we ever do see a debate, which remains to be seen.) Biden’s supporters are desperately casting around for some reason for him not to debate. They seem to have landed on “Trump is a lying liar who lies, so poor Honest Joe would have to ‘correct’ all his falsehoods.” Or to put it another way, Trump will say things Biden disagrees with, and he’ll have to try to refute him, which is also known as “A DEBATE.”
To push this pablum, they’re repeating the nonsensical claim that Trump has told over 20,000 lies. To arrive at that number, the leftist media basically declares everything that Trump says to be a “lie,” including opinions they disagree with, irrelevant details, hyperbole for rhetorical effect, obvious jokes and things that are plainly true but they don’t like to hear them.
They never seem to remember, however, that “Honest Joe” Biden has built his entire career on false claims about his resume, plagiarizing other people’s life stories and speeches, and enriching his relatives through their connections to his office. This isn’t a matter of interpretation: one of his previous presidential bids crashed and burned specifically because he was caught plagiarizing someone else’s speech and biography. So far in just this campaign, he’s claimed to be in favor of banning fracking, then denied it; in favor of defunding police, then denied it, then claimed Trump wants to do it; against shutting down travel from China, then in favor of it; for mandatory mask-wearing, then against it; and for the “peaceful protesters,” then against the violence they were committing the entire time he was claiming they were peaceful.
If that’s your idea of “honest, no malarkey straight talk,” then check out these eight “big whoppers” that should disqualify him from the Presidency if he thinks that liars don’t belong there.
Finally, as long as we're being scrupulously honest, here’s Howie Carr with a list of recent comments by Biden that the media failed to report. I think this is the real, honest reason why Joe’s supporters are as scared of letting him debate as they are of assaulting a Trump supporter who isn’t over the age of 80.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
Having recently given credulous airtime to the author of a book promoting looting (which includes a warning about how it’s illegal to violate the copyrights of the author), NPR next gave its handful of listeners an “All Things Considered” interview with a pompous twit who compared President Trump to Mussolini and his supporters to the KKK (FYI, an organization founded by Democrats.)
I ordinarily wouldn’t even bother linking to something so mindnumbingly stupid, but I’m doing it for two reasons: (1.) So you know what your tax dollars are supporting (which, if we really did have a fascist leader, would certainly not be happening), and (2.) as part of my ongoing series of quotes to illustrate George Orwell’s observation that some ideas are so absurd that only the “intelligentsia” could believe them, since “no ordinary man could be such a fool.”
A study found that the majority of donations to Joe Biden in 2019 on the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue came from “unemployed” people.
If you’re wondering why “unemployed” people would give hundreds of millions of dollars to Democrats (particularly during a time when unemployment was at record lows thanks to Trump), well, that’s where the plot thickens. Click the link to read about the loopholes that enable certain donations to skirt laws that identify the donors and insure they’re legal and not straw men hiding illegal foreign donations, and how easy it would be for the Democrats to insure their donors are verified, and yet for some reason, they still haven’t.