November 8, 2019

You have to give Donald Trump Jr. credit: it takes a lot these days to turn “The View” into “must-see TV,” but he managed it. Don waded into the lionesses’ den with guns blazing, faced the expected barrage of shrill anti-Trump talking points, and shot them down so effectively that even that show’s studio audience occasionally applauded. Joy Behar was so discombobulated at hearing her reliably leftwing cheering section applaud a (gasp!) Trump that she turned on her own audience, snapping at them, “This is NOT a MAGA rally!”

it once again proves that the motto of today’s tolerant left should be Ring Lardner’s immortal quote, “’Shut up,’ he explained.”

The hosts’ attempts to drag up old and often misleading charges about Trump’s dad prompted him to point out that they have things in their backgrounds that they might regret, too, like the time Joy Behar wore blackface makeup to a Halloween party. Behar denied it, prompting Don Jr. to later tweet video of her talking about it, along with a photo.

Whoopi Goldberg, whom I love personally, tried to defend her co-host by insisting that “I know blackface when I see it, and that was not blackface,” but that went over about as well as the “not ‘rape’ rape” rationale. People have started to see through the hypocrisy of excusing blackface (sorry, “brownface” or “dark makeup”) when worn by liberals like Behar, Ralph Northam or Justin Trudeau while crucifying Republicans as racists if they put on too much self-tanner.

Here’s the full show, for those who might want to bookmark it to watch over and over:

Here’s Don Jr. with his own post-mortem: “I don’t think they like me much anymore.”

And as a capper, “Will & Grace” star Debra “Identify Trump supporters so we can blackball them” Messing perfectly illustrated the Hollywood left’s tolerance by scolding “The View” on Twitter for allowing someone she vilifies to actually defend himself and his family. For those of you who wonder why I say I love Whoopi despite our diametrically-opposed political views, this story includes a quote from her that might explain it.


If you’re old even to remember the ‘70s, you probably wish you didn’t remember the song, “Feelings” by Morris Albert. It was a hit, then an earworm, then a punch line as the most irritating, uncool song of all time. I hadn’t thought of it in years, but after listening to the “testimony” leaking or being released from Adam Schiff’s impeachment side show, now I can’t get it out of my head, because instead of actual evidence of wrongdoing by the President, all we keep getting is “feelings...nothing more than feeelings…”

As Laura Ingraham of Fox News noted, the testimony of one “witness” included the words “feel,” “felt” or “emotion” a total of 43 times. I put “witness” in quotations because virtually none of these people actually “witnessed” anything. To quote another hits from the ‘80s, they “heard it from a friend who...heard it from a friend who...heard it from another you been messin’ around…”

I know my readers expect us to keep up with all the latest...let’s generously call them “developments” the Democrats’ feverish attempts to turn a phone call into a felony, and trust us, we do. We’re just concerned that actually relating all the boring, pointless details every day will drive you away because it’s turning out to be so much ado about nothing.

So here’s what I’m going to do: I will give you my personal assurance that so far, I’ve heard or read nothing whatsoever that supports the idea that President Trump tried to us US aid to blackmail Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden because he thought he was such a threat to him in 2020 (side note: latest polling has Biden coming in fourth in Iowa...

...And this won’t help.)

What we’ve heard instead is that there were a lot of longtime DC insiders still lurking around the White House who think Trump is awful because he isn’t conducting foreign policy the way they think it should be conducted (as if they have any sort of record to point to with pride), and by the way, some were actively plotting a “coup” to remove him and coordinating their testimony with his Democratic opponents who are now running the hearings. (Here’s the latest on that, if you’re interested.)

This is being cheered on by a biased media that are falsely framing this nothingburger “testimony” as “devastating” to Trump and claiming Trump is “lying” when he expresses an opinion they disagree with or depicts his phone call to the President of Ukraine in a way that reflects the transcript he declassified instead of the thirdhand rumors floating around about it.

I also give you my word that if I hear any actual evidence of offenses warranting the removal from office of anyone other than Adam Schiff, I will tell you all about it. In the meantime, if you really want a blow-by-blow of what’s happened most recently, and why it adds up to the biggest load of nothing since “Seinfeld” went off the air, I suggest this lengthy post from the Bookworm blog in which the author, an attorney, goes through the Washington Post’s anti-Trump coverage of this yarn detail-by-detail and disembowels it.


Speaking of the partisan cluelessness of the Washington Post editors, with the 2020 elections looming, it’s time for them to once again start publicly fretting about how horrible it might be if Trump and the Republicans lose and refuse to accept the will of the people as reflected by the election. My question: is it comfortable under that rock where they’ve been living for the past three years? 

It’s disappointing but hardly surprising that a federal judge in New York struck down the Trump Administration’s latest rule protecting health care professionals from being forced to perform or refer patients for abortions, sterilizations or medically-assisted suicides if it violated their religious beliefs. This is one of several challenges to the rule that defends basic religious liberty. The sooner it gets to the Supreme Court, the better, and let’s all pray that the SCOTUS understands that the First Amendment was listed first for a reason, while the “rights” to abortion and suicide weren’t included by the Founders at all.




The New York Times has been reduced to saying anything if it will sell papers to “woke” leftists who hate Western culture, and here’s evidence that they’ve done it so many times, they’re running out of things to attack and ban: their “art critic” jusOt compared the Mona Lisa to Kim Kardashian and demanded that the Louvre get rid of it. The Times is cranking out so much leftwing nonsense these days that it might be time to change their nickname to “the paper of broken record.”

Cool video: I’m a dog lover, but even I have to admit, this is a pretty cool cat.



Jim Treacher reports that the latest climate-destroyers in the crosshairs of the radical greens are those selfish asthmatics who insist on continuing to breathe by using metered dose inhalers that emit the greenhouse gas, methane.

Of course, the general message from the radical environmental leftists has long been, “If you cared about the Earth, you’d stop breathing!” But this is the first time they’ve made it explicit. 

On this topic, I’ll say the same thing I say whenever they demand that we stop flying, eating tasty foods, having children or doing any one of a thousand or more things that make life convenient, fun, fulfilling or even tolerable: “You go first.” After all, environmentalists breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2, so by their own reasoning, they are destroying the Earth with every breath they take. When they stop breathing first, they can ask the rest of us to stop breathing. But I warn them: that won’t be easy after they stop breathing.


Just in case you needed another reason not to make Elizabeth Warren President, here’s a detailed explanation of why all her claims for how she will pay for “Medicare For All” are “100% fairy dust.”

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  • Nancy Klus

    11/13/2019 04:51 PM

    I think another appropriate song for the "Whistle Blower" and other "witnesses"
    should be : "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"! I really love your column, Mr. H!

  • Patricia Garner

    11/11/2019 07:35 PM

    clicked link for The Voice show for Donald Jr. and got the following message: Video unavailable This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated. Had to dig to find the clip with Joy's comment. I Just wondering if this was your link?

  • Michael Hutch

    11/11/2019 03:55 AM

    NASCAR. INDY. GRAN PRIX. Local Race Tracks. BMX. etc
    My best friends will kill me, but why aren't environmentalists out protesting these fuel emmission hogs???? I think I may have an answer. The Fans would rip into this group(s) with little to no remains. Maybe a secret? Are they in the stands?

  • Michael K. Garrett

    11/10/2019 05:17 PM

    Among the many characteristics the liberal left have in common is a general disbelief in God or Christianity and who and what made all of us Christians in the first place. Since evangelicals supported Trump at around 80 percent in the 2016 election, we get to claim credit for getting him elected. Hillary and all her supporters have made hundreds of excuses of why they lost but the liberals don't want to give any credit to how he won with all those "deplorables" voting for him. Every one should read Mark Taylor's Trump Prophecies book to see how God turned the tide in favor of Trump.
    Since God used divine intervention to elevate Trump, the Supreme Being is NOT about to see a bunch of leftist lunatics dethrone him with all their libelous rhetoric. Maybe the lunatics will leave the country when Trump is re-elected in 2020 because I don't see how they could stand another four years of him in office. I still don't know how I as a Christian conservative survived eight years of Obama's many lies and deceptions, most of which have finally been exposed in a divine way.
    Mike Garrett
    Trinidad, Colo.

  • Marie Barrett

    11/10/2019 07:20 AM

    I would be great for Elizabeth Warren to disclose the income tax increase she would support for all sports corporations and all athletes. Once her proposals become personal reality MIGHT set in. Of course there will be promises of guaranteed loopholes for these Patriots who support all illegals and street people but not our flag.

  • Ellen Hoffman

    11/09/2019 02:26 PM

    I watched the link. I did not see what you mentioned. The link was double, half way through it went back to the beginning.

  • jo Denny

    11/09/2019 08:54 AM

    Just read where you spoke of "feelings vs facts" and how these impeachment hearings are being run on "feelings." I think that is exactly what is happening throughout our society. My own daughter who is fairly intelligent told me about a Chuck Todd interview on climate change so I listened to it. His whole segment was filled with feelings, I think, I believe. I had to do a teaching lesson to her and point out to here that there was only one fact in his segment and who knows where that fact came from. It is imperative we teach the people in this nation to sort "facts vs feelings" out. It was feelings, in my opinion that elected Mr. Obama. His voting record showed the facts of this man.

    If you can, read Thomas Sowell's book, A Conflict Of Visions. It is excellent in seeing how the constrained and unconstrained mind thinks. Well worth the read.



    11/09/2019 04:30 AM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your keen sense of humor! Also, if I want to hear THE TRUTH regarding anything going on in Washington DC, I will look to see what you have to say. God Bless you 10 fold for how you Bless Us. AMEN

  • Jerry

    11/08/2019 11:54 PM

    One question does any of the retiring Congress members still come to work and if they do what are they doing?

  • J Howard Markley Jr

    11/08/2019 10:51 PM

    'Heard It Through the Grape Vine...'

  • Linda Sandel

    11/08/2019 10:07 PM

    I thoroughly enjoy your enlightening communication that educates and entertains everyday. I loved the cat video. Thank you for brightening my days!!

  • James Louviere

    11/08/2019 09:14 PM

    Regarding the brief parody you suggested for the old song "feelings..." I write parodies, and the one I did for "Feelings," titled "the Sistine Chapel," is:
    Ceilings, so much more than ceilings, I can't forget those ceilings, ceilings of love, (or "above")
    You get the picture. Keep up the good work

  • Don Kottwitz

    11/08/2019 09:13 PM

    The witnesses remind me of the popular song from the '50s (maybe 40s) with the tag line "- - - and the horse told me." It was a fun song then, but the list of 'witnesses' who didn't hear anything themselves. is devishly cruel now.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    11/08/2019 08:53 PM

    I know I'm a day late on this comment, but speaking of songs you can't get out of your head, here's one after reading about the mom that wants to dress her 7 year old son in a dress. The one hit wonder from the late 60's, "Are you a boy or are you a girl?" by The Barbarians. Mom may be a brilliant pediatrician, but lacks good old fashioned common sense.

  • Kathleen Long

    11/08/2019 08:37 PM

    Thanks for all your hard work reporting the news for us. And, again, I love your sense of humor!

  • Peter C Rienstra

    11/08/2019 07:40 PM

    Does anyone remember AL Jolson! He was a great singer and part of his make up was a Black Face . The songs he sang were from the south written by great writers and he was one of the best entertainers of his time . I think a movie was made about him . Back then people did not go bonkers over someones face . The left wing has drove people crazy.

  • Amelia Little

    11/08/2019 07:32 PM

    I do have to admire Whoopi Goldberg for her standing up to the "tolerant" actress. And, if the view didn't have people with opposing views--what would their show be all about? I don't watch it, I think behar is full of herself to the max, but I have seen clips with guests who aren't agreeing down to the last dotted eye with the hosts. It's kind of funny, really, you have people who demand to know why the view would have a guest they don't agree with--or probably even particularly like. Then, on the other hand, you have people who question said guests why in the world would they go on the show?

  • Jerry Korba

    11/08/2019 07:32 PM

    It is amazing we are considered to be the Best Country in the World. With People like Pelosi Schiff Nadler Schumer been elected to an office that has responsibility is dreadful how did this happen? As I have mentioned many times the media, our school system and dependency a % of people have the Government take care of them with food stamps, Federal housing, Healthcare, free cell phones, school lunches the list is almost endless these people got to office by passing those laws to get them elected. I am hopeful the gig is up people get out and work watch your standard of living improve tell the Feds to pound sand we can take care of ourselves all we ask is protect us look at what Pelosi's district looks like we don't need people like that in office she wants to get rid of police the people that serve and protect look at SF Crap and pee on the sidewalks used drug needles laying around to get stepped on untreated waste headed for the ocean this Country has no need for a leader like that if I can see it so can you.MAGA KAG Get on Board the Train to a better Life is waiting for you to step on; Vote GOP!

  • Donald Doiron

    11/08/2019 06:54 PM

    Thank you for keeping us informed! I know it must sometimes be very tiresome. Bless you and your family!

  • Don Chenault

    11/08/2019 06:42 PM

    according to stephen hayes ( another anti Trump fox pundit) the explosive transcripts released today show 4 conclusive statement of quid pro quo... he and schiff are the only ones to interpret that way

  • Melana MacLeod

    11/08/2019 06:18 PM

    Please, can there be one "adult in the room" that stands up and sets Shifty Schiff and his band of merry men straight? Just one. I hear the Republicans running around with their hair on fire spouting this and that but what are they DOING ABOUT IT! Yes, I'm shouting. My mood is so bad here that I yell at the news, dogs are barking constantly and he threatened to disconnect the cable. Be still my heart. I'm about to get on a plane, march into their "public flogging" next week and ask "who in the heck do you think you're kidding, we ain't buying any of this and you had better get down to the people's business....not trying to save your political arses"! However, I believe my husband has hidden my passport....good grief.

  • Hal Perry

    11/08/2019 06:15 PM

    Why is it that these Demoncrats are preaching a coup and disorder yet no one is arrested and tried for treason?
    Someone needs to read the Constitution!

  • john C hashagen

    11/08/2019 06:06 PM

    The left is scrambling to find anyone to run against trump and there is no one qualified to even come close.

  • Dusty

    11/08/2019 05:59 PM

    Saw The View and Don Jr and Kimberly were both super in spite of the attacks of the liberal host including as I have said Meghan McCain and use of the Khan family to say how terrible Dons father was. Khan family was used and he the father was all for this. He makes big money off getting in Middle Eastern families and the Trump stop certain countries upset his money making business. Plus his tie to Hillary law firm in DC. Little facts that are left out of the liberal news. Sad yes their son died for our country as many others have also? Joy was her usual nasty self. At one time she liked Trump on their show . So in the group with Hillary and liberals who are the big money in New York , Calif and Marthas Vineyard. Been little said on Pres Obama and his 17 million dollar home at the beach. Don't we all have a beach house. Even Sen Bernie bought a beach house after the last election that he was scammed by Hillary and the DNC and he kind of ignored. Took him awhile to even stand up for Gabbard who came to work for him the last campaign.? How soon we forget. such scum. Pres Trump did not need this he was doing fine and he knew we the workers were crushed for years as our jobs went overseas? WHY? Now the SWAMP on both sides is reluctant to stand up for him they have their lobbyist and could care less about us ? We are the Deplorables per Hillary and notice on most of the liberal talk shows no one brings this up, or what her husband did with Monica and his other women, or his being with a child molester WHY NOT?
    We get to hear Biden try to pass over what his son and he did in Ukraine that he was doing his job as VP when he requested they in Ukraine get rid of their one secretary who was going after the co his son was making $80,000, MO. How long and flew on AF2 even to China ? WOW! Maybe we all can do this for our sons. Try to compare this to Don Jr oh no his job is what his Dad created for years not a Govt position and our tax money in billions going to this corrupt Govt.

  • Greg Jackson

    11/08/2019 05:53 PM

    In regards to the environmemtalists "going first" with their "ideas/complaints", it reminds me of when my siblings and I were kids, and my dad would tell us, "If you're so smart, let's cut our heads off and trade. You go first". Dad had a subtle way of getting through to us.