Evening Edition - May 26

May 26, 2019

Here’s the latest of too many examples of schools allowing students to be censored or bullied just because they wore “Make America Great Again” caps or shirts.  At least this school apologized.  Sometimes, they try to claim that they ban all politically-oriented messages on clothing.  I’d love to check that by looking back at their yearbooks from 2008-2016 and counting all the photos of Obama T-shirts. 

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/445471-school-apologizes-for-censoring-students-maga-hats-out-of-yearbook-photo

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With ratings cratering in the wake of its promotion of such transparent frauds as “Russian collusion” and Michael Avenatti, CNN has announced mass layoffs.  A source told Fox News that “basically the whole division” covering health care will be laid off.  I am honestly sorry to hear that, both because I hate to hear of people losing their jobs and because health care news (not scare stories about the need for government health care, but actual stories about health care) is an important topic that viewers need to know about. I could have suggested some firings that would’ve been much more deserved and improved CNN’s programming immensely. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/weeks-cnn-called-mass-layoffs-crazy-rumor-networks-health-unit-takes-major-hit/

Ironically, just a few weeks ago, a CNN vice president dismissed news of layoffs as a “crazy rumor.”  This is just more proof that the people running CNN can’t tell crazy rumors from news.   

 


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Life lessons learned the hard way:  If you’re going to “empower women” and “encourage them to become more free and confident and to do what they want" by taking topless photos of yourself in beautiful vacation spots, don’t leave your camera full of topless photos behind at a rest stop so you have to beg whoever found it to give it back.  Because that doesn’t sound like something that most women would want to emulate

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/tourist-scotland-loses-camera-topless-photos

 

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When news media outlets get a story wrong, they always have the excuse that news is “the first draft of history.”  They’re rushing to press, and mistakes inevitably get made that later have to be corrected.  Most consumers are forgiving of minor errors (although if you’re still hammering away on “Russian collusion” after two-plus years, you really have no excuse.)

But books are a different matter.  Books are supposed to be, if not a final draft of history, then at least a more reliable account that has taken months or years to write and gone through layers of editors and fact-checkers before being published, printed and distributed. 

So imagine how embarrassed feminist author and former Clinton adviser Naomi Wolf must have been during an interview to promote her new book when she realized that the premise of the book was factually incorrect. 

https://freebeacon.com/culture/former-clinton-adviser-and-feminist-author-realizes-giant-error-in-new-book-while-on-air/

Wolf’s book, which is about censorship and criminalization of homosexuality, made the shocking claim that dozens of gay men were executed in Great Britain after 1835, disproving the widespread claim that that year marked the last such execution.  Interviewer Matthew Sweet asked how she’d uncovered this bombshell that every historian had overlooked.  She responded that all their court records said “Death recorded.”  Sweet asked if she was aware that in Britain, that means a death penalty was recorded but not carried out.  So none of the people she claims were executed actually were.

Why, no...she did not know that.  She’d apparently been so zealous to make her point that she forgot to do basic research (she belongs on CNN). She also forgot that America and Great Britain are two countries divided by a common language (that quote is widely attributed to George Bernard Shaw, but if you spend 30 seconds Googling it, you’ll discover there’s no proof that he wrote it.)

There’s more at the link, and it gets even worse.  This may be the first book promotion interview that ended with a “death by embarrassment recorded.” 

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Some more on the disastrous Naomi Wolf interview, and why other authors who would normally be sympathetic just aren't feeling it in her case.

 

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/331398

 

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Timely comic strip

https://www.gocomics.com/fminus/2019/05/25

 

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From the minute President Trump announced that he was declassifying all the documents related to the “Russian collusion” investigation, reaction from his critics has veered all over the map – which is understandable, because that’s what panicked people do.  

 

One of the more laughable responses came from Rep. Adam Schiff, who declared Trump's order move “un-American.”  This from a man who has been trying to unseat a duly-elected President for two years by claiming he has evidence of Russian collusion that he’s never shown anyone and that somehow, the two-year, $35 million Mueller investigation missed.  Now, he seems to think it’s not un-American for the US government to lie to judges to get secret warrants to spy on American citizens who are working for an opposition political campaign, but it is un-American to let the people know what their government was doing.  I think Schiff might be as unclear on the meaning of the word “un-American” as he is about the word “evidence.”

 

And then there’s the hilarious claim that Trump is somehow engaging in a "cover-up" by ordering the release of all the documents.  I admit, this is a head-scratcher.  I think they’re claiming that he’s trying to distract us from all the impeachable offenses in the Mueller report by focusing on the illegality of the genesis of the investigation.  Sort of like the way that they’re trying to distract us from the lack of impeachable offenses and the illegality of the genesis of the investigation by accusing him of a cover-up.  This argument is sort of like a dog chasing his own tail until he catches it and swallows himself.

 

However, some concern has also come from Trump supporters, who worry that the language of the order, which allows Attorney General Barr to redact the documents as he sees fit to protect classified information, might result in heavy redactions that will leave the public still in the dark about what the intelligence agencies were up to – or at least, give the Democrats just enough cover to claim that no perfidy has been proven because the records aren't complete (in the same way that they claim the approximately 1.5% of the Mueller report that wasn’t released publicly must have contained damning evidence of impeachable offenses that the other 98.5% somehow missed.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-tells-reporters-just-far-declassification-goes-exposing-everything/

 

To help assuage their worries, Trump assured Fox News, “We are exposing everything.”  He called the Russian collusion scenario an “attempted takedown of the President of the United States," and said, “Americans will “be able to see how and why this whole hoax started…You’re gonna learn a lot.  I hope it’s going to be nice, but perhaps it won’t be.” 

 

I can hardly wait.  In the meantime, Democrats may finally be learning not to claim there’s evidence against Trump in every government document we’re not allowed to see.  Trump just might let us see them and discover there was hanky-panky afoot, but not on his end.

 

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  • rodney burke

    05/28/2019 12:43 PM

    no one from CNN should be given any credit for anything and that includes honesty. they are so far off, I can't take anything they say seriously. likewise with demwits. No one can be taken seriously as they are all scurrying to cover up, stupidity and lies for more than two years. It is so amusing to hear "Obstruction" from those who are doing all they can to obstruct finding out what THEY did wrong. Do they think we can't see thru them? They are long on accusation and VERY short on proof. Apparently they have ignored all procedures concerning bringing charges on a defendant to court for trial. But it's "unamerican" to investigate them? Really. Yeah, it's coming unraveled and they don't know what to do. No one has ever investigated THEM before. Why no, they have done nothing wrong. Like %^&*T^ they haven't! Projection is so blatant, even the untrained eye can see it. We need a "psychiatric" intervention. Where is Freud when we need him? Dr. Joyce Brothers? I don't know if we have enough psychologists to handle the demoncratic patient load. alinsky is alive and well in the lib side.

  • Peter Dyke

    05/27/2019 12:40 PM

    Adam Schiff didn't say that it looks like Trump colluded with the Russians. He said that he has evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians. Unless he can produce the evidence he says he has, he is lying to the American people and should be punished.Maybe Trump should file a suit against Schiff.

  • dave allen

    05/27/2019 09:57 AM

    just realize that when the left says un-American their definition of "American" is getting away with murder (including abortion), lying, stealing, cheating, spying, using govt agencies against opponents and totally trashing the Constitution. so to them, things like honesty, accountability and reality are way un-"American".

  • Jerry Korba

    05/27/2019 09:13 AM

    Today Monday Memorial Day In the past as VFW post Commander we would assemble our Post Color Guard and perform our service to remember and honer the men and women that are resting at 9 cemeteries on this day. The speeches made,Flanders Field, the 21 gun salutes, taps, most people get the picture. The emotion is real, sadness and glorious mixed together. My point today is I carry those emotions with me almost every day I see the flag or a funeral procession taking one, to its final resting place and I remember that; when I see Pelosi Schiff Schumer Obama Biden Waters Cummings and the rest of the Left and the cowards on the Right they know who they are, when you legislate against what our Military has fought to uphold angers me and I say to myself what a waste of time and resources these policy makers are. Most people in my age group has this figured out and are disgusted with these entities. I will refrain to call them people my view is they just do not fit the that category as an US citizen. It is a shame that today these entities use the freedom the men and women gave so much to allow them to act as the Left do. I hope people will respect what today brings respect honor glory to our fallen Military because with out them we will become what the Left is doing Destroying what they fought and died for. Citizens PLEASE stand against and defend our country's values our Grandchildren when they mature will be Thankful you did that will be your Memoral Day for Them.

  • Jean Andrews

    05/27/2019 02:57 AM

    Enjoy your evening edition.
    Fantastic job.
    God bless .

  • Kathy Wingate

    05/27/2019 12:36 AM

    Oh, I can't wait to see what light the unclassified documents reveal. I'm thinking the Dems never really thought this would happen, and are feeling a bit anxious over what will be revealed. I hope heads roll, and a few I won't mention, in particular. Can't wait to see what the public is allowed to read. Good job, AG Barr!
    Thank you GOV. Mike for keeping us in the loop!! Enjoy a dose of TRUTH when we get it.

  • Carl Smith

    05/27/2019 12:33 AM

    Maybe it's time to use the Military's MINIMUM Standards starting with IQ tests for the Morons posing as "Legislators"? OR at least a test the LEGAL Immigrants MUST pass to become the Citizens being RULED by the above mentioned MORONS!

  • albert behrens

    05/27/2019 12:03 AM

    purchased the DVD - the USS Indianapolis-Men of courage and viewed this fascinating and tragic
    story, and now understand why the critics and our government did not want this movie publicized.
    A truly well produced movie about government corruption and face saving that every person should
    see to view the deep state even during WWII.

  • Barney FLint

    05/26/2019 11:43 PM

    Gov, I am so happy that the "rest of the story" will very soon be coming to light.

  • Mimi Scherber

    05/26/2019 10:23 PM

    Stay the course, it could get pretty bumpy for the Dems!

  • Mimi Scherber

    05/26/2019 10:22 PM

    Stay the course, it could get pretty bumpy for the Dems!

  • William R Taylor

    05/26/2019 09:23 PM

    Mike,
    I don’t think you yet have proof that “...the US government” lied to “judges to get secret warrants to spy on American citizens who are working for an opposition political campaign”. If you have it, please share it because I’d like to know exactly what happened before we accuse people. I think is still the way our journalist should work.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    05/26/2019 08:58 PM

    Trump may go down as the most transparent President ever. As the economy continues to move forward and get better and better 2020 will belong to Trump as the most incredibly voted for President in USA history. This will dumb found the Democrats as to why?

  • Flora Lee Rauch

    05/26/2019 08:40 PM

    Appreciate your in a nut shell news! Thank you ....always enjoy your humor! Yesterday I tried to give to your huckfund ...but it felt like something or someone was preventing me from putting in my Visa epiration dates like it asked for so nothing ever worked when I clicked on contribute.

  • Janet hanney

    05/26/2019 08:14 PM

    Just a nice thank you for your articles.

  • J Harold Mohler

    05/26/2019 07:58 PM

    Keep on exposing the crazy deep state and clean up the mess. This is why we need term limits!! Two terms max for the senate and no more than four for the house

  • Ann Bouchard

    05/26/2019 07:52 PM

    As far as doing research for facts....it happens in so many ways regarding gossip also. Gossip isn't truth. It's half truth. Gossipers are hiding the other side of the truth because it points the finger right back at themselves. It covers up the gossiped person's truth that they have to say because people are too lazy to investigate the real full truth that would implicate the gossipers. Seneca said, "Those who do not learn both sides cannot be considered just". Also, people cannot tell truth from error because they do not do the research. It is a big problem. They get big mouths and spread lies because they love lies. Some people just want to hate someone because they hate and then they make scapegoats of innocent people for the problems that they possess personally to take it out on someone. Society is a mess.

  • Joe Jones

    05/26/2019 07:16 PM

    I read them.

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    05/26/2019 07:08 PM

    Governor Mike,

    Instead of focusing on something in Britain 175 years ago, Naomi Wolfe might want to look at something more current - like the number of men and women executed by Iran for homosexuality. That is, if she is not afraid of being called an Islamophobe.

  • Sam Sayger

    05/26/2019 07:07 PM

    I have read so many commentaries (mostly damning) that I am totally discouraged froms news from any quarter. One thing tho, I've yet to see any news of our President (the duly elected one) where he is "dammed by faint praise"! Mostly, he's out and out condemned (mostly unfairly) with hatefulness enough for a dozen presidents. Precious few are the news outlets which hold our president up as a "good and worthy leader" with language worthy of the real man. Few there are who give him any praise -- and many are his detractors. Even when these outlets are caught in outright lies, they manage to come out "on their feet"! Blindness and hatred are the order of the day for those.
    God help us.
    Sam Sayger

  • Pamela Moreau

    05/26/2019 07:04 PM

    I love your evening editions...Thanks

  • Emil Deliberto

    05/26/2019 06:43 PM

    Thank you Governor, May God Bless you and your Family especially your Fantastic Daughter Sarah for what she puts up with Every day dealing with the lying Main Street idiots called the so called News. We can only hope that the truth will curtail some of the nonsense put forth but the so called news and Shifty Schiff and Crazy Auntie Maxine, impeach 45. She probably can’t spell impeach much less find any Real impeachable offense committed by my President. Why didn’t someone impeach their idol Obama he thought that he was the dictator that they claim President Trump is. Thank you for what you and Sarah do.

  • Stephen Russell

    05/26/2019 06:05 PM

    CNN layoffs: why not the other news agencies IE ABC CBS NBC PBS NPR CNBC, MSNBC.
    & LA /NY Times, Wash Chron etc.
    Good to see CNN falter, lovely

  • Evangeline Hopkins

    05/26/2019 06:03 PM

    Keep up the good work Mike. You are clever and witty. Stay positive. The truth and justice will always win, because we are praying for that.
    Remembering sacrifice. Remembering bravery.

  • John R. Carden

    05/26/2019 05:58 PM

    The ads on your website take so long to load that I have trouble scrolling down to read what you have printed.