Evening Edition - September 18

September 18, 2020 |

GREAT LINE

Great Observation! The Democrats’ internal polls must be looking really scary since Nancy Pelosi finally – finally! – condemned rioting, arson and looting as “lawlessness” that “should be prosecuted." Jim Treacher of PJ Media observed, “What you just heard was Nancy Pelosi turning on her own base. You know things are looking bad for the Dems when they’re forced to concede to reality, no matter how much their most loyal voters hate it.”

HOW DID THEY GET HIRED?!?

How does one become the director of the FBI these days? Judging by James Comey and now, Christopher Wray, you obviously don’t have to pass the detective exam.

PRESIDENT TRUMP VS JOE BIDEN

Thursday, President Trump held a “protest” in Wisconsin. He calls them that because thousands of people show up, and the media have taught us that the coronavirus spreads like mad at “Trump rallies,” but not at all at “protests.” He spoke, often extemporaneously and hilariously, for over 90 minutes. As the left has lost their senses of humor along with their minds, they can’t understand why Trump fans enjoy these rallies so much. They’re so filled with rage, they actually think that Seth Meyers and John Oliver are funny but Trump isn’t. You can watch the whole speech here.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden appeared on a CNN townhall. Pundits noted the vast difference between the puffball questions set up like a grade school T-ball game for Joe and the vicious, accusatory questions that Trump faced in his recent ABC townhall with George Stephanopolous.

Even so, as noted at this recap.

Biden responded with a number of lies (like claiming that Trump never mentioned the coronavirus in his State of the Union Address), unsupported accusations (Joe claimed all 200,000 US deaths from the virus unleashed by China are because Trump bungled the response, conveniently forgetting his own opposition to Trump’s China travel ban and that the initial prediction was for grave shortages of hospital beds and ventilators and 2.2 million deaths), and of course, senior moments (forgetting what a “mailbox” is called.)

But as this article at the Spectator magazine points out, keeping Biden wrapped in bubble wrap and avoiding asking him any hard questions or bringing up any of his well-known baggage could backfire and hurt him more than help him.

Americans know that the Presidency is the toughest job in the world, one that requires great stamina and the ability to face down brutal tyrants, and they can tell that Joe can’t even face a fanboy reporter without a Telepromper (and sometimes, not even then.) This has given rise to several conspiracy theories, such as that the Democrats and the media are deliberately lowering expectations so that if he gets through a debate without dropping his pants, it will be declared a victory. Or this one, which asserts that Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ near-simultaneous references to a “Harris-Biden Administration” weren’t “gaffes” but a plan to get the public used to the idea of her being the real candidate they’re voting for.

It should be noted that this story comes from a single anonymous source, although the writer claims it is a source close to the DNC that’s never been wrong before.

I think at this point, however, it’s hardly necessary to drop hints that a vote for Biden is a vote to make Harris President. That becomes more apparent every time Joe opens his mouth.

When President Trump isn’t campaigning, he never seems to take a rest. In between arranging Middle East peace deals, this week, he helped convince the Big 10 universities to reverse their previous decision and bring back football. He says he’ll next work on bringing back Pac-12 football.

And Friday morning, Trump announced a ban on the Chinese-owned messaging and payment app WeChat, and a ban on new downloads of the video-sharing app Tik-Tok, both effective Sunday. Officials say the apps are gathering vast amounts of personal data on millions of Americans and could be sharing it with China. TikTok claims it does not store U.S. user data in China and that it would not give that information to the Beijing government.

And if you can’t believe a promise that the makers of a free app won't misuse your personal data, then what can you believe?

"IF IT WEREN'T FOR DOUBLE STANDARDS" DEPT

“If It Weren’t For Double Standards…” Dept: Check out this photo of Kamala Harris being guarded by a Secret Service agent carrying the same kind of rifle that she’s described as an “assault weapon” and a “weapon of war” and vowed to ban so that you can’t use one to protect yourself and your family. Come to think of it, it must be nice to enjoy armed police protection at all when your party is trying to defund and dismantle police departments and take that protection away from everyone else. What better way to say, “I’m way more important than you”?...

NASHVILLE JUDAS

I reported yesterday about the leaked emails showing that Nashville’s Democrat Mayor John Cooper knew that only 22 out of 20,000 cases of coronavirus had been traced to bars and restaurants. Yet he not only shut them down, destroying one of the town’s major industries and throwing thousands of people out of work, but the officials’ biggest concern was how to keep the truth from the public.

Well, the public knows now, and as I suspected, they are furious. There’s talk of a massive class action lawsuit, and my friend, country music star John Rich (who owns a popular bar that was shut down, apparently for no good reason) perfectly expressed the feelings of residents in the music and tourism industries.

Rich said Cooper had betrayed Music City and is a Judas to Nashville who thought his “elite Democratic arrogance” could overrule the “dumb country hicks” that live there. In what has to be the line of the day, he called Cooper “the DeBlasio of the South” and said his name will be the new favorite cuss word in Nashville: “Next time I hit myself with a hammer I will say, 'Johncooper! That hurt."

Rich also called on Cooper to apologize and resign by midnight. Since I’m writing this on Friday morning, we can assume he has not yet resigned. So as I said yesterday, if I start smelling hot tar and feathers on the wind at my TV studio in nearby Hendersonville, I will know which way the wind is blowing from.

LAWSUITS

Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of lawsuits. But when the media decided it was no longer their job to report the news but to promote a particular political agenda, they opened themselves up to defamation lawsuits, like those filed by Nick Sandmann and Alan Dershowitz. Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook that are obviously censoring conservative content (FYI: those Biden-Ukraine phone call tapes I told you about this week were removed from YouTube, and Facebook blocked ads for the free speech documentary, "No Safe Spaces" - https://nosafespaces.com/) should also be stripped of the federal protection from lawsuits that they currently enjoy only because they’re supposed to be neutral platforms that don’t exercise editorial control over postings

And now, here’s another lawsuit that I think we can all get behind: the undercover journalist who faced outrageous politicized felony charges in California for daring to expose Planned Parenthood’s horrific practices is suing PP for $75,000 for defamation. He says that PP defamed him by claiming in public that the videos were fake, when they were later forced to admit in court that they were real.

Since he’s been ordered by a California court to pay PP $2 million for “fraud, trespassing and illegal video recording” (or as that’s known when the target isn’t a protected liberal icon in a blue state, “undercover journalism”), $75,000 seems awfully low to me. Let’s hope that the Supreme Court eventually throws this bogus case out on its ear, and then he can set the damages PP has caused him to a more reasonable and much higher level.

As for the real price of the damage caused by Planned Parenthood, there is no amount of money that could cover it. That’s an accounting that its leaders will have to take up with God someday.

REMOVED FOR DOING HER JOB

Arizona State University removed a conservative journalism student from her job at the campus radio station because she shared a New York Post story containing background, facts and context that undermined the leftist narrative about a police shooting story.

The (pardon me for stifling a laugh) Walter Cronkite College Council also declared her tweet “factually misleading, discriminatory and racist” without citing any evidence of how it was any of those things.

Well, it’s obvious why she was punished. She's guilty of the cardinal sin of modern journalism schools: she committed actual journalism. If you’re thinking of sending your kids to ASU, or donating to them as an alumni, you might want to let the school know why you’re reconsidering.

DAILY VERSE

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  • Edward Peterson

    09/19/2020 09:45 PM

    Can you educate us on George Soros? Why is he trying to change the United States? How do we know what he is up to and how do we fight his agenda?

  • Barbara J. Drinkwine

    09/19/2020 04:31 PM

    President Trump is just himself; not sometimes, but ALL the time! Viewing a Trump campaign speech is not your typical rally; but is really a fun and peaceful protest. It is simply great! I see America in those crowds....the America I know and am proud to identify with! IF PRESIDENT TRUMP WINS; AMERICA WINS!!!! VOTE RED, AMERICA!!!

  • David prentler

    09/19/2020 03:56 PM

    You have to get Jim Caviezel on your show and give him an opportunity to talk about his new movie and christian prosecution!!!!

  • Douglas Noel

    09/19/2020 01:57 PM

    The Democrats are so eager to jump on any bandwagon that will excite others and benefit them they often don't think before they act. My dad used to always say, "Put brain in gear before opening mouth." I tried to politely contact James Clyburn pertaining to his gaff about "COVID-19 vs slavery". This is the result from his website"
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  • Derry Whitney

    09/19/2020 01:32 PM

    Why does Kamala Harris only wear pants suits. Does she not own a skirt.

  • John Schaeffner

    09/19/2020 10:30 AM

    Note the new email.

    Please continue speaking the truth, Mike. There are really a lot of people who know the truth and I really expect will show up on election day but you have a pulpit, the ability and the resources to continue getting the message out to anyone who will listen. Thank you,

  • June Slemp

    09/19/2020 10:01 AM

    Can't wait for your evening report on Ruth Ginsburgs passing. I just want those calling for President Trump to not choose a replacement to remember ALL the circumstances surrounding the passing of Justice Scalia...
    After a dinner with Democrats he died AND then President Obama had his body cremated with no autopsy...

  • Mike Manoogian

    09/19/2020 07:32 AM

    I have a comment on the ASU story. Students and faculty who even say the words "President Donald Trump," present a news story that does not fit the narrative of the left or have views that are not on the far left side of the political spectrum are cancelled. Our universities were once bastions of freedom. No they are a snapshot of a society ruled by the totalitarian left.

  • Frank Remski

    09/19/2020 05:36 AM

    Well, your speculations on mail in voting have been given a test site. Governor of New Jersey sent out cards to ALL registered voters (and who knows who else) that mail in voting will be priority and that only paper voting will be allowed at the polls. Now in New Jersey with a history of fraud will definitely be rampant with bogus votes and we all know that paper voting is about as far from accurate as it can be from machine recording.
    How long will it take a counter suit to start? And I was not aware of a governor dictate becoming an actual law, but that is the wording he chose on the card informing us of this circus.

  • June Swezea

    09/18/2020 10:43 PM

    Thanks for good factual report, Mike.

  • Carrie Grosse

    09/18/2020 10:36 PM

    Mike, I love reading your page. I have been fighting anxiety over all the craziness going on, I know I'm not suppose to worry, Gods in control of everything. I handed it all over to Him on Wednesday morning after talking with my sweet friend Collette. She reminded me that God's got this. But I want you you know your my other voice of reason and I appreciate you. Thank you so much.

  • Andrew E. Morgan

    09/18/2020 10:35 PM

    Why is it that a black can say a white person is a racist and can openly say blacks should kill all whites? Also, why is a white person fired for saying "All Lives Matter" instead of BLM? If a white person kills a black person it is called a "Hate Crime" but if it is reversed it is not? Doesn't this fall within the Civil Rights Act of 1968?
    Title I: Hate crimes
    Further information: Hate crime laws in the United States
    The Civil Rights Act of 1968 also enacted 18 U.S.C. § 245(b)(2), which permits federal prosecution of anyone who "willingly injures, intimidates or interferes with another person, or attempts to do so, by force because of the other person's race, color, religion or national origin" because of the victim's attempt to engage in one of six types of federally protected activities, such as attending school, patronizing a public place/facility, applying for employment, acting as a juror in a state court or voting.

    Persons violating this law face a fine or imprisonment of up to one year or both. If bodily injury results or if such acts of intimidation involve the use of firearms, explosives or fire, individuals can receive prison terms of up to 10 years, while crimes involving kidnapping, sexual assault, or murder can be punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.

  • Laurie Caruso

    09/18/2020 10:28 PM

    Pelosi only condems rioting because Biden is dropping in the polls!

  • David Colonna

    09/18/2020 10:06 PM

    Thank you for sharing the latest approval polls for President Trump!! May God truly help us all win the November election, this election is truly between Good vs Evil.

  • Thomas Pope

    09/18/2020 10:02 PM

    PLEASE go back to the KJV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cody U Watson

    09/18/2020 09:28 PM

    Yours came up too early to comment on How Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will add more critical importance to this election. Her death, should be honored, but it will stir more intense emotions on both sides!! ( to put it mildly) May another woman replace her, but one who sees the Constitution as immutable other than by amendment.

  • Cheryl Breon

    09/18/2020 08:49 PM

    You have the keenest wit and the sharpest observations around! Thank you.

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/18/2020 08:15 PM

    Thank you

  • Jo Cluck

    09/18/2020 07:56 PM

    This must have been who the Lord was thinking of today ...our President is still speaking! And now with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pray he will have someone to nominate and put in order now for that position even if it takes another year to get whomever confirmed. God protect and keep him in office so we can save our country.

  • Joyce Birch

    09/18/2020 07:37 PM

    Listening to some analysis (both conservatives, liberals, & democrats) about how President should leave off calling Biden "sleepy Joe" or other names at this time being the election is around the corner. He has to stick with all his accomplishments in 4 yrs. He should debate him on what Biden did in 8 yrs. I've said it before, I despise Biden when he blames President Trump for all the deaths from COVID-19 & Trump is all for himself & not for America. We all know how important this election is. The soul of nation is at stake. God Bless America!

  • James Drury Jr

    09/18/2020 07:36 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • Jack Given

    09/18/2020 07:29 PM

    No one addresses this. Maybe you will. I don't understand why people can boast on tape that "I've thought about blowing up the WHite House" or "Repeat after me: This is the time for revolution" or any of a number of things inciting violence or insurrection and never be arrested or charged. Here in SC PA, we had a destructive riot in Lancaster and the perpetrators were arrested and the judge set $1,000,000 bail. Actions should have consequences..

  • Joyce Birch

    09/18/2020 07:18 PM

    Wow! Pelosi must of been in the bunker with Biden. After 100 days of riots, etc., she finally woke up & condemned the lawlessness. Her light bulb was out for 3 months. I admire AG Barr. He knows the law & I like his opinion and coming forward. I hope that Nashville gets rid of the Mayor ASAP! What a shame & a scam to the people of Nashville. I missed the Outnumber show with Newt Gingrich, but I read a little he was cut off because he said George Soros is responsible (in so many words) for the riots, etc. & it was Melissa Francis cut him off. Will he be blacklisted from all Fox News' shows? Would you let us know what happened? I respect Newt a lot. Also, great newsletter as usual.

  • Carol Godsey

    09/18/2020 07:07 PM

    Poor Joe! If Nancy Pelosi hadn’t torn up her copy of the state of the union, he could’ve read it and corrected his statement. Ha ha Ha

  • Phyllis Greene

    09/18/2020 07:05 PM

    Thank you for your Honesty and Patriotism! We could have a Patriots’ Day Parade! I would volunteer to be your 83 year old Grandmother Flag Bearer, which I was in High School in Raleigh, North Carolina at the ages of 16 and 17! ????????????????