Evening Edition - August 7

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August 7, 2019

Not everyone is buying the Democrats’ and the media’s “blame Trump for the El Paso shootings” narrative. This woman has more reason than just about anyone to be furious, and she is, but not at Trump.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/pure-evil-sister-of-slain-el-paso-couple-blasts-local-dems-for-not-welcoming-trump-to-their-city/

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Liberal news media outlets and Democratic politicians whose presidential hopes are circling the porcelain convenience are desperately trying to convince us that every word uttered by President Trump is an overt or covert message promoting racism and white supremacy, including (ironically enough) the many times over the years when he's condemned racism and white supremacy.

As someone who hates racism and actually knows Trump, I don’t buy any of this politically expedient slander, which I think is just a desperate and despicable attempt to find anything to run against Trump on. His economic policies have proven to be yuuuuge successes while theirs turn prosperous nations into wastelands wherever they’re imposed. The “Russian collusion” narrative has been exposed as a fairy tale, and the “Mueller Report” proved to be the most overhyped disappointment since that “young Han Solo” movie.

So now, they’re reduced to trying to exploit the deaths from tragic mass shootings (which have been happening for years, even under Obama/Biden) by blaming them on Trump’s “racist” rhetoric, and never mind that one of the shooters specifically said Trump didn’t influence his opinions while the other was a Warren-supporting, Trump-hating socialist.

I have written before (and I stand by it) that Trump doesn’t hate anyone because of their race or national origin. What he hates is failure, incompetence and excuses for failure and incompetence. It’s a longtime theme, dating back to the Wollman Ice Rink story. The rink in Central Park was so badly in need of renovation, it sat closed and decaying for six years while city bureaucrats wasted over $12 million on bad plans and studies. Trump finally got fed up and volunteered to renovate it at his own expense in six months. He had it fully renovated and opened again in four months at $750,000 below budget. That kind of frustration with useless, "it can't be done" politicians is why he entered politics, not because he “hates brown people.”

The same false and slanderous charges have been made against Trump supporters, stretching back even before Hillary Clinton called them a basket of irredeemable racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic deplorables, and then was shocked when they didn’t turn out to vote for her.

A Much-Needed "Feel Good" Story...

But after several days of cynical and divisive lies and slander, it’s time for a story that tells you the truth, both about Trump's supporters and about real, outside-the-Beltway-bubble Americans.

I told you last week about a Trump supporter named Scott Presler. His reaction to Trump calling attention to the filth, crime and rats in Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district wasn’t to call Trump a racist. He understood what Trump was saying and he agreed: it’s infuriating and intolerable that politicians have enriched themselves for years while letting the people in that district suffer problems like crime and illegal dumping that they could have done something about. So taking a cue from Trump, he decided to bypass the government, stow the politics and do something himself.

https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2019/08/06/trump-supporters-clean-west-baltimore-thankful-residents-defy-media-narrative/

Pressler put out the word that he was going to Baltimore to organize a clean-up campaign. Soon, over a hundred others had volunteered to help. He arranged to get gloves and trash bags and organized the squads. Local residents pitched in and joined him.

At the link is a report on the clean-up project with some before-and-after photos. They might not be able to reverse decades of official neglect in a few days, but they at least made a sizeable dent; and maybe that will shame the politicians into finally doing their most basic job and picking up the garbage (I think some of them should have gone into that line of work instead of politics.)

As for the residents of the district, as you can see at the link, they were extremely grateful for the help. They weren’t mad at Trump and didn’t think he was racist. They were thankful to him for finally calling attention to what they’ve had to deal with for years. Americans of all races joined in and worked together to help their fellow Americans, without giving a thought to what color the other person was or what his or her politics were.

That’s what America is really like, outside the media and political worlds’ never-ending campaign cycle. It’s a shame that people who live in those bubbles so seldom leave them and visit the real America. If they did, maybe they’d actually learn to love the place.

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You might recall that I recently wrote about a crowdfunded independent film that’s in production called “Elijah and George,” a history-based family film about a boy’s experiences as an American camp follower during the Revolutionary War.

Well, it appears that simply by suggesting you check it out, I have infested it with such conservative cooties that Facebook felt the need to brand ads for the completely non-political film as “political ads” and ban them. Read the story of what the filmmakers have been going through with both Twitter and Facebook at the link, complete with screenshots of their Kafkaesque exchanges with Facebook.

https://gwarmyandme.com/2019/07/28/film-steeped-in-freedom-censored-on-social-media/

Since – and stop me if you’ve heard this before – Facebook isn’t being forthcoming about why it censored the ads, the only reasons the filmmakers can come up with for their ads being declared political and blocked are (A.) they thanked me by name for giving them a plug, or (B.) the film set during the Revolutionary War shows the Betsy Ross flag. Mustn’t trigger Colin Kaepernick. Either that, or Facebook has decided that the entire subject of the birth of America is now too politically controversial for some people to deal with.

If Facebook wants us to believe they are not acting in bad faith and trying to censor conservative speech, then they’re going to have to come up with a better reason for censoring an ad for a non-political family film than “because Huckabee’s name was mentioned.”

My apologies to the filmmakers for inadvertently bringing them into Facebook’s crosshairs, if that’s the reason for their problems. And if you’d like to save them having to give advertising dollars to hostile leftwing media platforms, then share this link to their website with all your friends for free.

https://gwarmyandme.com/

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Lest we forget, it was only a little over a week ago on July 28th that the Gilroy Garlic festival in California suffered a mass shooting. A 19-year-old male killed three people and injured 13 others before being shot by police and killing himself.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/gilroy-garlic-festival-domestic-terrorism-target-list

The FBI is investigating that shooting as domestic terrorism, but the shooter’s “target list” has been found and released, and it still doesn’t clear up the motive. In addition to the festival, he considered attacking “nationwide religious institutions, federal buildings, courthouses and locations identified with both major political parties.”

I’m sure this won’t stop certain people from blaming it on President Trump, just as I’m sure it’s his fault that an Elizabeth Warren-supporting socialist in Dayton launched a mass shooting. Blaming Trump is just so much easier than thinking.

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  • Dick Henningson

    08/13/2019 09:47 AM

    Great articles

  • Robert Carter

    08/10/2019 12:24 AM

    I wonder how many folks in other cities, with challenges like Baltimore, would publicly praise the kind of non-government volunteer help "Trump-like" teams
    we saw in Baltimore, thus endorsing capitalistic principles to the mass of "socialist money can fix everything", would-be citizens and leaders.

  • Emily Yeatts

    08/09/2019 12:28 PM

    A couple of things
    1 why shouldn’t the rep be charged with giving out names and addresses without permission he had no right to do that oh that right he is a dem different rules
    2 why is no one memtioning that the ag in the sweet deal for Epstein was no one else but Robert mueller trumps sec resigned because he was pa but mueller called the shots just like his involvement in uranium one
    3 do you think Epstein will live to go to trial there are 58 people associated with the clintons that have met with an early death
    5 just a pet peeve my iPhone will auto capitalize names etc but not lord or Jesus

  • William Britt

    08/08/2019 03:30 PM

    Mike,
    Several ladies have complained about President Trump's use of God's name in vain at the Greenville, SC rally. I listened to to the speech and it is true. I am sorry he had to do that and although I stand with him I am sorry he had to use this language. It does not help his image and I am sure some evangelicals are also upset.

  • Nelda White

    08/08/2019 10:55 AM

    Three cheers and thank you to Mr Scott Pressler and everyone involved in the clean up. True American patriots. God bless you all and the little community. God answered your prayers for help.

  • Arturo Devitalis

    08/08/2019 04:59 AM

    Your comments do get read and spread by me to my circle of senior friends, who in turn share them with others. You are a breath of fresh air and pleeeez don't stop shining light on the evil darkness of our politics. God Bless You and your family MIke.

  • filmore hennis

    08/08/2019 02:38 AM

    Its great to see the difference between Trump supporters and the leftist who can only dredge up lied but have no solution. This is what these constituents should be doing in their own communities instead spending so much time blaming Trump. do the job you are paid to do. Thank you President Trump for exposing them.

  • Anita Ward

    08/08/2019 01:39 AM

    Too bad the blame for terrorist attacks is not placed where it belongs....on the mentally disturbed people who commit the atrocities, fueled by the far left who always blame President Trump. I thank God he is our president and has succeeded to the extent he has even tho’ the dems and some rhinos have fought him all the way. I will continue to pray for him, his family, his staff, the members of Congress who love America and all of the Americans who love America and support our Constitution and support our President.
    I heard something today from a neighbor about the young person who murdered and injured the innocent people in Ohio and wonder if there is any truth in it or just a way to avoid the fact that he supported Elizabeth Warren. The story is the young man was angry because his sister was dating his best friend and he disapproved. Would like to know if there is any truth to that. Regardless, the man was mentally sick and only he is to blame.
    Thank you Governor, may God continue to bless you and please continue keeping us, your followers, updated with the truth!

  • Amelia Little

    08/08/2019 01:28 AM

    You gotta give the left credit for being consistent. President Trump is going to the cities with the mass shootings? Blaspheme!!! A political stunt!!! Don't show up!!! Although it seems there are residents that would welcome him. And, if he wouldn't show up? Horrible!!! Ignoring the pain and suffering left in the wake of the shootings!!! You can set you clocks by the reactions of the left to EVERYTHING these days. He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. And, is the msm going to correct their knee-jerk "reporting" of who the murderers are--and what they stood for? Nah, didn't think so.

    The guy with the 8/8 voodoo stuff must be related to the fellow with "infestation" being a code word for blacks (or whatever pc term he used.) Checked in with my cousin who has lived in Baltimore for the majority of her life, and is married to a black man (she doesn't require pc terms) who said she has never heard of this code word thing. Pretty sure the majority (if not all) of the people also had never heard of this.

    I think leftists sit up nights making lists about what code words for the week are going to be--well, it could be someone hired by the person who give them their scripts for the week. Pick a word, any word, and make up whatever definition you want--bet that, even if any of them have a Merriam-Webster or Funk and Wagnall they don't check the meaning of words...and probably any who have been found to even owning such books have been fired!

    God bless Scott Presler and those who answered his call to action. The politicians and writers for the city's rag should perhaps talk with the people who live in the rat infested (no code word meaning!) neighborhoods who seem to appreciate that SOMEONE came to help them out. The trouble with the left is--just because THEY cannot fathom doing ANYTHING just because it needs to be done, when they very well could. They can't imagine anyone else doing it, either. Heck, cummings couldn't (or is it wouldn't) do anything even with the gazillion dollars sent his way.

  • Ed

    08/08/2019 12:49 AM

    Thank you, Governor! Your perspective is right on the mark!

  • Rebecca Holstine

    08/07/2019 11:47 PM

    I don't believe President Trump is racist at all. I read, listen and look. And I have never heard him utter a racist a word. I have heard him rail against politicians that have let inter cities go to pot along with the people that live there. I have heard him rail against people that hate America and Israel, and call him names for trying to protect our country and borders. I have heard him rail against the people coming across our borders, carrying drugs, children to traffic and killing citizens. Like M-13 and the such. But I have never heard him rail against someone just because of their color or race. So, if loving our country and standing with Israel, hating to see whole cities decaying and the people living there suffering, and wanting our borders protected and drugs stopped coming in, and children taken care of, then I also am racist. And just didn't know it. I love our President and what he stands for. And will vote for him again in 2020.

  • Sid Levin

    08/07/2019 10:17 PM

    Mike, I’m very glad that private citizens volunteered and went to Baltimore to start doing what the city was either unable or unwilling to do. I’m also glad that the citizens started to chip I and work alongside the volunteers.
    BUT....WHY did it take outsiders to wake up the very same people who have been living in their filth and rat-infested neighborhoods for years and years WITHOUT doing a lick of work to clean-up themselves?
    I have an idea of the cause...WELFARE! Too many years and too many generations of people on welfare! Sure, let’s let the government take care of us! Let the government provide money for section 8 housing, food stamps, clothing, government payouts for heating and other utilities, free school breakfast and lunch, free bus passes, free medical services, free school supplies. It goes on and on and on. Why get an education? You don’t need one when you have welfare! The LBJ so-called “Great Society” did NOTHING but destroy families (primarily Black families), destroyed neighborhoods and promoted laziness, fatherless families, out-of-wedlock births by the millions and has cost the working American Citizen Taxpayers BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollar with hardly ANY sign of success. It is time to completely overhaul the welfare system from top to bottom. I have absolutely no problem with helping those born with birth defects or who are afflicted with traumatic illnesses or injuries. I also know that there are lots of people who are unemployed for various reasons who need a helping hand. NO problem. But, please explain the need to provide 18 years of welfare payments for women who have babies, when birth control is readily available, and at low (or no) cost. I stand ready to discuss MY ideas with anyone!
    I DID run welfare programs for two (2) different counties at two different times!

  • Myra A Pearson

    08/07/2019 10:05 PM

    Thank you so much for your daily thoughts. I read them and pray for America to wake up!! This week has been the worst ever!! I cannot believe all the hate and blaming of President Trump. It is so hateful and evil! God help us!

  • Cindy Hamilton

    08/07/2019 08:55 PM

    Good info..Thank you

  • Anne Turner

    08/07/2019 08:41 PM

    As has been said many times, there is no accounting for stupidity, but I have a theory. After almost two years of listening to this drivel, I think a lot of these progressive are actually ill. I think that the fact that their anointed one lost sent them into PTSD. I am really not joking. They really are so convinced of the righteousness of their causes, that they simply cannot understand or accept. They really do believe an economy will work if you take most of people’s money, that it’s okay for the little people to wait months to see a doctor, that we can flick a switch an do away with carbon based fuels without consequences, that it is okay to to kill a full term fetus, urge older people to kill themselves, keep minorities poor and dependent, and let hordes of the poor into the country without the resources to support them until they get on their feet to do the jobs that will no longer be available, They are actually not that big a segment of the population, but it would seem like they are in huge numbers because of their in positions that get them a lot of press. I do not care if one disagrees with everything Trump says, he is POTUS. Therefore when he goes to an event and visits those in pain, respect should be shown to the office. No doubt Beto will soon drop out so that he can make his millions with a book or two and speaking engagements. I hope you are not reading this and thinking, not her again! ????? As with all socialist countries, the people in power will be well supported materially. The are, after all the wise leaders, not the little people.

  • John Gore

    08/07/2019 08:23 PM

    Donald Trump can’t catch a break in the media or from his most virulent opponents. He goes to El Paso and Dayton, visits the wounded, consoles the relatives of victims, says all the right things in an eloquent (for him) way, and still he is being slammed for fanning the flames of white supremacy. But those who slam him are the real bellows in this fake conflagration about race. Then Trump tries to start a backfire with a couple of tweets, and the inferno just gets worse. It is consuming our democracy at the moment. Why can’t we just admit it when the President does or says something right?

  • Peggy S Nelson

    08/07/2019 07:44 PM

    As I watched the news tonight it made me sick. How stupid are the Democrats? If just one of them had half a brain they would know the shootings are not President Trumps fault. Sorry for the vent! Good post Governor