Yesterday, Schiff said he wouldn't "dignify with an answer" a question based on a newspaper report that "smeared" his staff. But he just read aloud from a newspaper report in this morning's NYT that smeared the President. That confirms it: the NYT is not a newspaper.
Today is Brexit Day, the day that Great Britain officially exits the European Union, a decisive Parliamentary vote having come after British voters told the snotty elites who mocked the Brexit backers as knuckle-draggers (you know, the way Don Lemon looks at Trump voters) that they wanted out of the EU. It took a second election to drive the point across to them in no uncertain terms. Say, which side is supposed to be dense again?
For those who haven’t been following this story, here’s an overview.
Even if you aren’t interested in UK politics, it’s a fascinating piece of a larger, worldwide story: nations reclaiming their independence as they reject pompous globalists, oppressive big-government policies and failed “one world government” pipe dreams.
The British chattering classes who wanted to stay under the thumbs of the unelected EU bureaucrats loved to mock the leavers by sneering that they dreamed of exiting the EU waving little Union Jack flags. And in a delicious “in your face” gesture, after casting the definitive “leave” vote, that’s exactly what they did: they waved little Union Jack flags.
There’s even a movement now to make it illegal to fly an EU flag in the UK, which might be taking it too far, but the sentiment is understandable. After all, we don’t fly British Union Jack flags in the US, except as backdrops at Herman’s Hermits concerts
Those who opposed leaving the EU have spent years spinning scare stories about the economic disaster that will ensue and that Britain might not survive (although it somehow survived for centuries before the EU was even invented.) Pardon me, but I’ve heard these dire warnings from leftist elitists before. Remember how global stock markets were never going to recover from Trump’s election? We also heard that Brazil would face disaster after electing a Trump-inspired populist President, but their economy is now up while crime and corruption are down.
Kudos to Reuters, though, for reporting that major piece of narrative-busting news and still managing to work in a reference to Nazis by the second paragraph.
At the link, Mark Davis examines Chief Justice Roberts’ refusal to read Sen. Rand Paul’s question about the so-called “whistleblower” and how it reflects Roberts’ general unwillingness to tackle tough decisions.
It’s this kind of unwillingness to make a decision that might have political implications that led Roberts to yank a bogus justification for Obama’s unconstitutional individual mandate out of thin air, and it could spell trouble in the near future, with the SCOTUS facing a number of controversial cases on issues such as abortion and religious liberty.
Roberts’ judicial philosophy has been described as the belief that if the Representatives of the people (Congress) pass a law, that must mean the people want it, so it’s his job to find a way to justify that law under the Constitution. Frankly, that view horrifies me.
For the record, it’s the job of the Supreme Court to protect the Constitution from the state, not to protect the state from the Constitution.
There are so many ways in which the term “progressive” is the biggest misnomer of the 21st century, but one that doesn’t get enough attention is how “progressive” politicians are turning the places where they’re in charge into dangerous, crime-ridden hellholes.
Think I’m overstating the case? I already told you about the uproar over New York’s new law that releases repeat offenders on no bail. One kept robbing one bank after another and actually told the officials as they were releasing him that he couldn’t believe they were letting him go (you and me both, Bud!) We’ve seen violent offenders commit additional assaults immediately after being released. And if you think that’s as crazy as it can get, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Six people were recently arrested in the Bronx on suspicion of drug dealing. In one small apartment, they had 750,000 envelopes full of heroin and fentanyl valued at $7 million, ready for distribution though New York and New England. And all six were just released on no bail.
So, you think that’s as crazy as it can get? Well, the Iowa Attorney General’s office (under Tom Miller, a Democrat, needless to say) just told New York, “Hold muh beer and watch this!” They announced that six-foot, 210-pound Joseph Matthew Smith, a convicted baby rapist and pedophile who has reportedly molested up to 15 children ages 1-15, will be released from prison. Why? Because he’s undergone hormone treatments prior to gender reassignment surgery and now goes by the name “Josie.” Since the hormones supposedly lowered his testosterone levels, and hence his sexual aggression, he/she is now deemed to no longer pose a threat of reoffending.
While it’s true that the less charming name for the procedure (“chemical castration”) has been shown to reduce sexual aggression, what about the fact that he’s only been in prison since 2015? Look back at what I told you he did because I don’t even want to have to type it again.
Across America, wherever cities or states have been in the hands of the most liberal politicians for the longest time, the citizens are suffering from the worst (and worsening) crime, thanks precisely to so-called “progressive” policies that are anything but. And bear in mind, when you see the rising crime stats in these places, they are likely vastly understated because those are just the crimes reported to the police. Why should victims even bother calling the police when they know nothing will be done, or even if there is an arrest, the criminals will be back on the street the next day? And I haven’t even gone into the “sanctuary cities” and states that routinely release illegal immigrants with criminal records to save them from being deported.
The only way “progressive” politicians ever reduce crime rates is by making crime legal. I fail to see how a return to lawless barbarism is any more “progressive” than trying to revive the unmourned corpse of socialism.
In what I can only assume is one of those “mainstream media helping rescue the Democrats” editorial decisions, the Washington Post obtained and published an internal memo from the Bernie Sanders campaign. It’s a long, long, looooong list of executive orders Bernie would likely sign right away to undo everything Trump has done to get the country back on the right track.
You name the issue, and Bernie will order his leftist view into law with his magic pen: raising the minimum wage, removing laws against pot and abortion, letting in more refugees, halting border wall construction, banning fracking and even the export of domestically-produced oil (which would be a godsend for Russia, but hey: it’s Bernie “Honeymoon in Moscow” Sanders), declaring “climate change” a national emergency, etc. etc. Banning guns isn’t mentioned, but I have to assume it’s in there somewhere. No word on whether he’d order new infrastructure that would include building those gulags his campaign workers are dreaming about.
This is no surprise, really, since it fits perfectly with the leftist mindset of the “benevolent” ”Big Brother” government directing every aspect of our lives. For another example, Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Elizabeth Warren’s plans to issue a flurry of radical executive orders, specifically forgiving all student loan debt. Cruz tweeted, “Which clause of the Constitution gives a President the authority to give away a trillion $ w/o Congress?" (Congress is supposed to be the branch that actually passes budgets and allocates spending, but then, Congress is also supposed to be the branch that makes laws and ratifies treaties, and Democrats didn’t seem to care about that during the Obama Administration, either.)
Well, we can’t be too hard on the Democrats for dreaming about remaking America into a socialist utopia by the stroke of their mighty pens in full defiance of the Constitution and even the will of the people. After all, it’s necessary to undo everything Trump has done because (repeat it with me now), “Trump is a dictator!”