Any time there’s a report as long and dense as Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s investigation of President Trump, it will take a while to comb through its hundreds of pages and figure out what it all really means and what's buried in the details (of course, that didn’t stop many media outlets from immediately trumpeting that it “vindicated” Comey and the FBI and “debunked” the idea that anti-Trump bias played a role in this outrageous abuse of power.)
But now, it’s been a few days, and things that weren’t apparent at first glance are starting to come into focus. For instance, the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel found a problem with the timeline of the narrative we’re all supposed to swallow unquestioningly. Brace yourself for this deep dive into the swamp...
Having run for President twice unsuccessfully, I can spot the signs of a campaign that’s in trouble. I think it’s safe to say that one of them would be when your donors start demanding a refund. And no, that did not happen to me.
It’s comforting to know I’m not the only person who can make an obvious joke and have humor-challenged Trump haters think it’s serious and go ballistic (take that, all you critics who claim my jokes are too obvious!) After President Trump retweeted a link to a story in the conservative satire site The Babylon Bee ridiculing the Democrats’ “impeachment” circus, the “fact-checking” site Snopes.com actually tried to contact him. They wanted to know if the President was “aware that this quote was fake when he sent it? If so, why wasn't it accompanied by a message labeling the quote as fiction?"
Uh, maybe because anyone with two brain cells to rub together could tell it was a JOKE?!
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, since their sense of humor was the first casualty of the left’s Trump Derangement Syndrome (it’s so debilitating, they actually think Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Alec Baldwin on “SNL” are funny.) It dates back so far that even before the election, when Trump joked that if the State Department couldn’t recover Hillary’s missing emails, maybe the Russians could share them with them, most of us laughed (it was funny because it was true: we all assumed the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, etc., already had all her unsecured emails.)
Democrats, however, went ballistic. Ever since, they’ve claimed that Trump was soliciting Russia to hack into her server, a charge I’ve heard as recently as last week when they were still desperately flailing around for some grounds to go with their impeachment charges. It would’ve been a neat trick for Russia to be able to hack a server that by that point had been disconnected, erased, Bleach Bitted and smashed with hammers. But the Dems couldn’t recognize that it was a joke any more than they recognize what a joke they’ve become.
Just to whack the beehive with a stick one more time, I’ll link to this story about how Trump has nefariously figured out a way to stay in office for one hour longer. It’s also from the Babylon Bee, and it’s also a joke at the hysterical left’s expense, and I bet they will also not be able to recognize one of those (after all, their “comedians” only tell jokes about the other side) and that they’ll go ballistic over it.
Many commentators have been suggesting better picks for Time’s Person of the Year than 16-year-old climate radical Greta Thunberg, who has been cruelly exploited and terrorized by adults, some of whom must have put a lot of money into promoting her as the face of a worldwide “impose socialism to save the planet” movement. One suggestion that I especially liked was “the Hong Kong protesters,” who were actually in the top five, but rejected in favor of Greta. Pardon my un-PC-ness, but I think it is much more consequential to risk your safety, life and freedom to stand up against an oppressive regime than to make a speech at the UN, where you’re greeted with more fawning adulation than red carpet reporters give to Julia Roberts.
(Here are some excellent/amusing comments and links on that subject: https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/351251/ )
However, if Time wants a really worthy nominee for Person of the Year, one who’s come up with a brilliant new method of recycling, then I nominate this mom from Colorado Springs:
Behold the late-stage results of “progressive” “leadership!” After 20 years, San Francisco has lost the OpenWorld tech conference after Oracle decided to move it to Las Vegas. It would have brought San Francisco nearly $200 million in revenue over the next three years.
Oracle decided to relocate the event because of San Francisco’s high hotel prices and “poor street conditions.” That doesn’t mean potholes; it means crime, aggressive homeless people, discarded drug needles, medieval diseases and human feces, all problems directly attributable to the city’s far-left governance.
If their living conditions haven’t convinced San Francisco voters to throw the leftists out, maybe the news that they are driving away hundreds of millions of dollars in convention business will. It’s long past time that San Francisco voters woke up and smelled…well, let’s say “the coffee.”
Clint Eastwood’s new movie “Richard Jewell” opens nationwide today, and it’s a timely reminder that Deep State abuse of power and irresponsible media rushes-to-judgement are not a recent development. Just take a look at this 22-year-old, historic video clip that could have happened this week:
Some media outlets, particularly the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that was at the center of smearing Jewell, are threatening a defamation lawsuit if a disclaimer isn’t added because it suggests that their female reporter slept with an FBI agent to get the story. This is based on an actual reporter who died in 2001. They deny the accusation.
While I think everyone should see this film, if it does insinuate something false against someone who can’t defend herself, then that’s a mistake I wish hadn’t been made, particularly considering the message of the film and its importance. On the other hand, it is awfully rich to hear the AJC and other media outlets protest how unfair it is to smear someone who can’t defend themselves, in the context of telling the story of Richard Jewell! And as this article reminds us, the New York Times’ slam on the movie for using the “sexist trope” of a female reporter sleeping with a source (something they claim never happens in real life) suggests that they haven’t been paying much attention to what’s happened around their own offices in recent years.