Attorney General Bill Barr gave an unusually blunt interview to the Chicago Tribune, calling claims that President Trump would refuse to leave office if he lost the election “cr*p.” He said you know how liberals project, and it’s the Democrats who are promoting mob rule and “Biden or no peace.”
There’s more, about socialism, mail-in voting fraud and other topics I think you’ll find well worth your time.
Its mid-September and kids should have been back in school for weeks now, but many are still stuck at home because their schools remain closed. But if there could be said to be a silver lining to the coronavirus, it might be that parents are finally getting to see, thanks to the Internet, some of the indoctrination-rather-than-education that’s led to so many privileged college students out burning down cities under the Antifa/BLM banners. They don’t like what they see, and they’re determined not to let it happen to their kids.
Result: the number of parents who say they will homeschool their children (even in areas where schools have reopened) has doubled since this time last year to 10%. The Gallup survey that uncovered this fact made clear that this is not just kids who are distance-learning via the Internet but those whose parents have not enrolled them in formal schools. In addition, it predicts a drop in public school attendance among all students, K-12, from 83% to 76%.
More good news: the rising number of homeschooling parents may help increase pressure on politicians in states that have made homeschooling difficult to cut pointless regulations designed to force kids into public schools. So the more who do it, the easier it may become and the more who will want to do it. Whether this leads to more kids being homeschooled or public schools dropping the politics and improving teaching to compete, either outcome can only be good news for students and for America's future.
JOE BIDEN AND UKRAINE
Say, remember when the Democrats in the House impeached President Trump for making a phone call to the President of Ukraine where he mentioned (reasonably) investigating Hunter Biden’s shady involvement with a Ukrainian energy company? Joe Biden wasn’t even the nominee then, but the Dems screamed that it was collusion to harm a political opponent and voted it an impeachable offense. Remember all that? They didn’t even mention it at their convention, so I just wanted to make sure you did.
Well, Ukraine just released some tapes of alleged phone calls between Biden and the previous president in which Biden badmouths the incoming Trump Administration, suggests ways to make Trump look bad, and assures the then-leader of Ukraine that he (Biden) would stay involved even after becoming a private citizen (Cough! - Logan Act! – Cough!) Sure sounds like collusion with the leader of Ukraine to undermine his political opponent.
If Biden is elected President (God forbid), I assume Adam Schiff will immediately call for House impeachment hearings. Of course, I hope for a better outcome for America: Biden losing and Schiff no longer being in the House.
MEMO TO THE CDC
What part of “Your boss told you to stop promoting racism on company time and the taxpayers’ dime” did you not understand?
A VERY STRANGE WAY TO MAKE YOUR POINT
I’m sure this will come as no surprise to you, but it’s now official: the riots following George Floyd’s death are the costliest in US history. The riots in 140 cities in the first two weeks have resulted in up to $2 billion in paid insurance claims (and that doesn’t count all the people who didn’t have insurance or whose policies didn’t cover rioting.) That far exceeds the $1.4 billion cost (adjusted for inflation) of the 1992 Rodney King riots.
It should be emphasized that most of this destruction happened in black neighborhoods, destroyed black-owned businesses, and killed 26 people, most of them black. It’s a very strange way to make the point that “black lives matter.” There are many more details at the link.
THIS IS CNN (UNFORTUNATELY)
After President Trump made reference to achieving herd immunity against the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, CNN breaking news editor Kyle Feldscher immediately took up CNN’s mission of disputing everything Trump says, no matter how correct. Feldsher tweeted out a comment claiming that to reach herd immunity, over 5.8 million Americans would have to die of the disease. (Unspoken implication: Trump wants nearly 6 million Americans to die. He's a MONSTER!)
Feldscher later deleted the tweet after critics pointed out that he had confused the case-fatality ratio with the infection-fatality ratio, and his numbers were off by a factor of at least 10 and likely more. Or as CNN would call that, “spreading disinformation.” Feldscher apologized but instead of saying “I got both my facts and the math wildly wrong,” he soft-pedaled it by saying that “the level of immunity needed to interrupt transmission isn't clear and calculations about infection rates and death rates are more complicated than my simple math implies.”
In short, it was the kind of dumb, careless mistake designed to panic the public and slander the President that anybody could have made. But we’ve come to rely on CNN for them.
Speaking of that, the satirical site The Babylon Bee has noticed that CNN is having such a hard time coming up with new fake news stories, they’ve taken to stealing them directly from the Babylon Bee.
REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER
My TV studio isn’t far from Nashville, and if I can smell hot tar and feathers in the wind, I think I know why.
WZTV-Fox 17 in Nashville obtained some emails between a senior advisor to Democratic Mayor John Cooper and the health department in which they admit that out of 20,000 local cases of the coronavirus, only 22 had been traced to bars or restaurants. Worse, the emails went on to discuss how to keep this news from the public, that it was “not for public consumption.” A month later, they were being asked about rumors that only about 80 cases had been traced to bars and restaurants, and their response was still to try to find ways to keep from leveling with the public.
Councilmember Steve Glover said they’ve put thousands of people out of work by shutting down bars and restaurants, based on bogus data, and covered it up. He said they’ve blown their entire credibility and “I don’t trust a thing they say going forward...nothing."
As you consider who to vote for in November, remember who’s arguing that we need to keep the country shut down indefinitely, just trust them on this…
TWEET OF THE DAY
To celebrate the peace agreements negotiated by the Trump Administration, the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem were lit with the flags of Israel, the US, Bahrain and the UAE. Let’s hope they are soon joined by nine more flags of Arab nations that Trump says want to make similar deals with Israel.
Just a reminder: Self-proclaimed foreign policy genius John Kerry assured us that if Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the Middle East would erupt in violence that nobody would be able to control.
Black actor Jeremy Tardy announced that he is leaving the Netflix series about racism on campus, “Dear White People,” after he found out he’s not being paid as much as a white co-star. Tardy says that the white actor rejected Netflix’s initial offer so they offered more, but when he rejected their initial offer, they told him that was their final offer. So he accused the producers of “Dear White People” of racial discrimination.
In Netflix’s defense (and imagine how hard it is for me to do that), there’s no evidence that their pay offers are based on race. It’s possible that the white actor might have a more important role or get more fan mail. But considering that Netflix happily joins in producing, promoting and distributing shows that promote leftwing views (I won’t even get into “Cuties”), they have freely embraced a world in which an accusation of racism is evidence of racism, and no white person is allowed even to argue that he’s not a racist. So they might as well just go ahead and admit that no matter what they think their actual reason for the pay discrepancy is, it’s really because they’re racist. Welcome to the world you helped create, Netflix.
This story reveals an interesting development that’s stalling the environmental left’s plans to blight the landscape with giant wind turbines. They’re being fought by an unlikely alliance of fossil fuel industry lawyers, local residents and traditional wildlife-protecting environmentalists like the Audubon Society.
My writer/researchers, Pat and Laura, are bird lovers who have a house filled with rescued parrots and who support many exotic bird rescues. So they’ve given me an earful for years about how the spinning blades of wind turbines are “bird Cuisinarts” that slaughter millions of birds, as well as bats, all of which are essential to the ecosystem. You might be stunned to read in this article that proponents of wind power even wanted to clear-cut an entire forest in Maryland just to put up a battery of these birdie slice-‘n’-dice devices.
As I have said for years, if they really cared about generating clean energy that is reliable and capable of meeting the needs of the public, then they'd stop reflexively launching protests to block every proposed new, safe, modern nuclear power plant.