Doesn’t Understand Satire or Just A Lying Propagandist? You Make The Call: During a rally, President Trump did a bit imitating a corrupt politician offering Exxon’s CEO favors in exchange for donations, adding that that’s something he would never do. Vox.com “journalist” Aaron Rupar lifted the first part out of context and tweeted it, implying that it was Trump admitting to seeking illegal quid pro quo donations.
Naturally, it was retweeted by numerous prominent liberals who accuse Trump of not being honest, and so far, three Democrat Congress members are demanding an investigation. They probably really mean “impeachment.” I wonder if Twitter will ban all of those liberals for circulating misinformation? Don’t hold your breath.
Here’s when you know you’ve committed a major act of journalistic malpractice: Rupar was actually fact-checked and reprimanded for lying about Trump by Daniel Dale of CNN!
LINE OF THE DAY!
From a commenter on a story about Trump’s brightening reelection prospects at PJ Media:
“Trump ground game: Knock on a million doors.
Biden ground game: Steal a million Trump signs.”
PREPARING FOR CIVIL UNREST?
I know that many Americans are worried about all the threats of widespread violence and civil unrest if the voters have the effrontery not to give leftist extortionists the power they‘re demanding. I think that’s something for the police and the National Guard to be preparing for. But if you think you need more than them and maybe, in a worst cast scenario, the Second Amendment, then here’s a checklist of items to stockpile if you are in a place where you think civil unrest might cause disruptions and force you to hunker down at home for a couple of weeks:
If nothing happens in your area, this is still a handy list to have on hand for emergency preparedness in case of natural disasters, like a hurricane, earthquake or Democrat government that can’t stop rioters, put out a wildfire or keep the electricity on.
And for some extra peace of mind, here’s an excellent article on what the Bible says about the pointlessness of worrying.
Like other crime and riot-plagued blue cities, Seattle is seeing a big exodus of police officers retiring. KOMO News got hold of some of their exit interviews, so if the city leaders try to tell you the cops just wanted to take advantage of low airfares to Florida, don’t believe it. Some of the more printable words they use to describe Seattle and the people running it (into the ground) include socialist, “I’m done,” “Rioters not being charged even when they assault officers,” and one who summed it all up succinctly, “You could pay me twice what you’re paying me now and I would not work for Seattle under this current political mayhem, Marxist collaborations, and lack of government and police leadership.”
But sure, let’s put the same leftwing halfwits in charge of the entire country. What could possibly go wrong?
AINSWORTH: WHY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SHOULD BACK TRUMP
By Laura Ainsworth
Thank you, Mr. President, for your insistence during the last debate that we open the country back up as soon as possible. Thanks for your positive vision, for saying we have to learn to LIVE with the virus, while Joe Biden talked morbidly about dying with it. Thanks for pointing out the progress that has been made in treatment and the declining mortality rates, signs that the virus is weakening over time and that this WILL be over. And, especially, thank you for expressing concern about the collateral damage not just from the virus itself but from locking people, schools and businesses down for months --- the depression, financial ruin, associated health problems, even suicide.
Nowhere has the response to this virus hurt people harder than in the music business. I know, because I’m in that business myself; I grew up in it and have many musician friends. Fortunately, I have a “day job” --- writing and researching --- that I can do from home and that hasn’t been impacted at all by the virus. But many of my friends are full-time musicians, or at least they USED TO BE, and their lives have been decimated.
Two things made me think even more about this as I was watching the debate. First, it was held in Nashville --- literally, Music City USA --- which has just about been killed by the response to the virus. Second, I’d received a phone call the day before from a musician friend who gave me some especially dire news.
"There are NO GIGS,” he said, going on to detail the work that had been lost by him and his wife, who is also a musician. December is traditionally the biggest month for booking live music, and this year there is NOTHING. “The depression I’m seeing is unbelievable,” he said. He went on to tell me that several musicians he knew had committed suicide, including one friend who already suffered from depression, as many musicians do. This person was increasingly desperate for work, didn’t have the money for his medicine or the inclination to take it, and just couldn’t deal emotionally with the stress any longer, and he hanged himself from a tree in a vacant lot.
I had hoped to work with him in just a few months, as I have plans to do a studio album early next year. But he apparently got to the point where he couldn’t see as far as the next day, and now that won’t be happening.
My own feelings of depression are mild, thank God. But I’ve definitely got “virus fatigue.” I’m tired of the virus being used for political ends. (This means you, Joe Biden and the people trying to make you President.) Tired of being corrected when I call it what it is: THE CHINESE VIRUS. Tired of the media “playing doctor” and censoring even credentialed physicians and researchers, treating them as heretics when they disagree with the noted health experts at, say, Twitter. And most of all, I’m tired of the endless, ruinous lockdowns that are more political theater and darkly gleeful expressions of governmental control than real protection. (My husband and I were careful, worked at home and wore masks when we went out, and we still both got the virus.) “Never let a crisis go to waste,” says the left, and they really, really mean that.
Ironically, the music industry is populated largely by Trump-hating radical leftists. They’re supporting Biden only because they can’t have Bernie and think Kamala is an acceptably radical future President. When I “came out” as conservative after the disgraceful Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, it was a big deal, as I knew that many in my industry would designate me a “nonperson,” to borrow a term from George Orwell, if they knew I even slightly leaned right.
"Laura, you would just not believe how much they hate conservatives,” my musician friend (a closet conservative) told me on the phone. He went on to say that he and his small circle of friends who are conservatives have to monitor their speech constantly, lest they be blacklisted. He told me that one friend in the business who knew of his conservative leanings had recently told him that he can no longer be friends with him, or with anyone who supports Trump.
"Can’t we just agree to disagree and still be on good terms?” my friend asked him. “I know you think differently from me, but I can still associate with YOU.” No, the Trump hate was too strong.
Yet it’s the left that calls for more devastating lockdowns –- in the name of “science,” as if all scientists agreed on this. It’s Biden who's willing to continue indefinitely the very policies that will destroy what is left of the music business, and a lot of other businesses, while Trump’s goal is to get America back to work as soon as possible. Yet musicians who are desperate to regain their livelihoods have been brainwashed into hating Trump, blaming him as much as if he’d personally sat in a lab with some test tubes and slides and created the virus himself. They’re living in a bubble of irrational, like-minded friends who watch CNN and believe the lie that Trump is some kind of white supremacist monster.
But they have it wrong. It’s Trump who cares about them, who wants to end this nightmare and let them get back to their lives, back to the work that is their heart and soul. The left has shown it cares only about politics and power.
RIP, SPENCER DAVIS
By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodhifibook)
Monday, we lost one of the big names of the 1960's British Invasion when Spencer Davis died in Great Britain at 81 while being treated for pneumonia. Davis was described to the BBC by his agent Bob Birk as “a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man.”
Davis was a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and writer for the Spencer Davis Group, a blues-influenced rock band that made a splash in America with the now-classic hits, “I’m A Man” (later covered by Chicago) and “Gimme Some Lovin’” (covered by the Blues Brothers and every wedding band on Earth.) While Davis occasionally sang, most of the vocals were handled by a young teenage singer named Steve Winwood, who went on to form Traffic and later become a huge solo star.
After the British Invasion cooled, Davis continued playing for a while before becoming a record executive. In 2006, he began touring again under the Spencer Davis Group name, sometimes joined by original drummer Pete York, but not Steve Winwood, even though Davis once said, “Steve never sounded so good as he did with us.”
To prove it, here’s a literal blast from the past, the original Spencer Davis Group doing “Gimme Some Lovin’” on a Finnish TV show.
RED PILL ALERT
Rapper 50 Cent got a look at what his tax rate would be under Joe Biden this week and angrily took to Twitter to declare, “WHAT THE (BLEEP)? (VOTE FOR TRUMP)…I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people, 62% are you out of ya (BLEEP)-ing mind.”
Aside from the foul language and the false narrative that “Trump doesn’t like black people” (as Trump accurately says, he’s done more for African-Americans in less than four years than Joe Biden’s done in 47 years), this is a great example of someone becoming genuinely “woke” to reality.
Candace Owens had more to say on this subject that’s well worth listening to and sharing, particularly with any friends who don’t understand that Joe Biden’s tax plans will leave them with about 50 Cent in their bank accounts.