Evening Edition - March 19

March 19, 2019

California Rep. Devin Nunes hit Twitter with a $250 million lawsuit for “shadow-banning” conservatives, censoring viewpoints that oppose leftist dogma and ignoring complaints of repeated abusive behavior when it’s coming from liberals against conservatives.

I’m not an attorney, so I can’t comment on the lawsuit’s chances of succeeding, but I’m glad to see Republicans finally fighting back hard against Silicon Valley limousine liberals who think that having created a popular public forum means they have the power to decide what is allowed to be communicated over it.  It’s one thing to remove blatantly abusive or threatening content, but quite another to allow power-mad techies deep in the bowels of Twitter or Facebook to quietly hide posts that challenge their freshman-level socialist views. 

Incidentally, does anyone else find it odd that leftists have been crying for over two years about Russia attempting to unfairly influence elections via social media, but they think it’s fine when they try to unfairly influence elections via social media? 

There are many more details about the lawsuit and Nunes’ reasons for filing it at this link.  Warning: some of the quotes are pretty vile:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nunes-files-bombshell-defamation-suit-against-twitter-seeks-250m-for-anti-conservative-shadow-bans-smears

One thing about it that piques my interest is the fact that Twitter allowed these nasty attack accounts to continue spewing false and defamatory tweets about Nunes (one even trying to fool readers into thinking it was from his mother) for as long as a year.  How many conservatives have seen their accounts immediately banned or suspended, hidden, or at least been issued warnings over a single comment that wasn’t a fraction as provocative?  Yet liberal attack accounts are allowed to go on and on. 

Just this week, what I believe to be a thoughtful essay on my website decrying the anti-Semitic rhetoric of a certain Congress member was banned by Google as “dangerous.”  I’m still not sure why, although judging from similar actions, the tragic shooting in New Zealand seems to have made social media censors decide that any criticism of someone who happens to be Muslim, no matter how reasonable or justified, is an incitement of general anti-Muslim violence.  Taken to its logical extension, that would ban every comment that’s critical of anyone or anything. 

Except, of course, accounts that openly call for violence against Republicans and Trump supporters.  The social media giants seem slower than molasses in January when it comes to banning those. 

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Continuing our theme that being “progressive” means constantly looking backwards (digging up every bad idea from the past, from socialism to anti-Semitism to non-PC Twitter jokes to measles), Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to try to rerun Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign by calling for the elimination of the Electoral College. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-says-she-supports-eliminating-the-electoral-college-during-presidential-town-hall

Many Democrats are still whining about Trump’s presidency not being “legitimate” because he didn’t win the popular vote, which is irrelevant (if it had been a popular vote election, both candidates would have run completely different campaigns aimed at turnout.)  They say this is an affront to democracy, but America is not a pure democracy.  The Founders feared the tyranny of the majority and created a Constitutional republic for good reason, so that any candidate would have to win broad support across the nation, not just in a handful of heavily-populated cities.

Some dismiss this as putting “geography” ahead of people, but it’s actually protecting people.  People in farming or ranching states shouldn’t be steamrolled by voters 1,000 miles away who have no understanding or concern about their lives and interests.  If you want to see what a national popular vote election would be like, ask a conservative farmer in California or Colorado how well he feels his state government represents him now.  

Hillary was done in by a number of factors, not least of which was her decision to ignore the problems of voters in Rust Belt states.  So they voted for the candidate who actually came there and addressed their concerns (Trump), which is exactly as the Founders intended.

Even Snopes.com had to grudgingly admit that without the heavy leftwing turnout in California, Hillary’s “popular vote majority” would have vanished. 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hillary-clintons-popular-vote-win-came-entirely-from-california/

One of the benefits of being my age is that you’ve lived long enough to have seen people argue over the same issue from both sides of their mouths.  For instance, when I say that if Democrats win the next election by Electoral votes but lose the popular vote, they’ll suddenly start voicing deep respect for the Electoral system, it’s not just guesswork.  I remember the 2000 election, where Al Gore (when he thought he might win the Electoral but not the popular vote) piously warned that “this is not a popularity contest.”  After he lost the Electoral vote but barely won the popular vote, suddenly, it was a popularity contest.  Too bad for the Democrats it wasn’t a hypocrisy contest. 

Trivia note: Trump is actually the fifth President who took office without winning the popular vote.  The way “progressives” are so focused on refighting every battle from the dim past, I expect them to soon start protesting that Rutherford B. Hayes was an “illegitimate” President and demanding that he be replaced in history books with his Democratic opponent, Samuel Tilden. 

 

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The Electoral College isn’t the only American institution that must be altered or destroyed if it thwarts Democrats getting their way.  Several of the Party's cacophony of candidates are embracing a suggestion that if the Democrats get back into power, they expand the Supreme Court to 11 seats, giving them a chance to overcome the current conservative tilt and stack it with liberal activists who view the Constitution the way most of us do a roll of Charmin. 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/44794/multiple-democrat-presidential-candidates-say-ashe-schow

This sparked an interesting response from some wicked Republican wags. They say that since Trump is a grand master at trolling Democrats to trick them into destroying themselves, he should immediately announce that he agrees with them that the SCOTUS needs to be expanded, and call on Congress to act to do it right now.  That would, of course, send the Democrats scrambling to the nearest TV cameras, going on record denouncing the expansion of the Supreme Court as an unconstitutional power grab, the very suggestion of which should be an impeachable offense!  They would either kill their own argument for stacking the Court…or they could go along with Trump and let him appoint two more conservative SCOTUS Justices.  Either way, a win-win for America. 

 

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The Supreme Court will decide whether states have the right to prosecute illegal aliens who use fraudulent information such as stolen Social Security numbers to obtain employment.  Read the details at the link to answer the question that’s probably on your mind right now: “Why would anyone think they WOULDN’T have the right to prosecute them for that?!”  Obviously, you haven’t met enough lower court judges.

https://www.westernjournal.com/supremes-decide-states-can-prosecute-illegal-immigrants-identity-theft/

 

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I am willing to guess this was definitely not what CNN expected when they invited a prominent Muslim physician onto the air and gave her an opening to attack President Trump and try to blame the horrific New Zealand mass shootings at two mosques on him.  Talk about destroying the carefully-created narrative!

She not only rejected the notion that Trump has any responsibility if a fanatic mentions him in a manifesto (she added, “A fanatic could equally mention me”), but pointed out that Trump and George W. Bush were “beloved” in the Muslim world, because they have been fighting to stop radical Islamists from killing Muslims going all the way back to Saddam Hussein’s slaughter of 180,000 Kurds. 

No, this was definitely not the interview that CNN was expecting.  But it was one that needed to be aired on CNN, and it’s one you need to see at the link.

https://www.westernjournal.com/muslim-cnn-guest-takes-stand-trump-trashes-islamophobia-talks-president-beloved/

 

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Less than a month after DNC Chairman Tom Perez refused to allow Fox News to host one of the party’s Presidential debates, Fox has hired former DNC Chair Donna Brazile as a commentator.  Ms Brazile said it’s important for people not to retreat to “safe spaces” where they just talk to people who agree with them (apparently, Perez wants the debates to be a “safe space”) and “There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats.”

Actually, Fox News shows usually include both sides of issues, and even the conservative opinion shows regularly include guests from the liberal side (hence the motto, “Fair and balanced.”)  I’m happy to hear that she’ll be a part of the Fox roster, and I think she’ll soon discover that the Fox audience hears a lot more from Democrats than the CNN or MSNBC audience ever hears from Republicans. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-fox-news-hires-donna-brazile-as-political-contributor/

 

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Some Democrats are blasting the media for heaping so much praise on white male Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders and “Beto” O’Rourke, but not on the women or racial minority candidates. 

This must really confuse the poor media.  They thought their job was to heap praise on Democrats, and now even Democrats are complaining that they’re biased and not doing their job properly.

https://www.westernjournal.com/democrats-call-media-heaping-praise-white-male-candidates/

 

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You know the public is not interested in seeing you become President when you host a panel discussion in New Hampshire and there are more than twice as many people on the panel as there are in the audience.  It looks as if “Let me do to America what I’m doing to New York City” may not be a winning campaign slogan for Bill DeBlasio. 

https://nypost.com/2019/03/17/de-blasio-speaks-to-crowd-of-only-20-people-in-new-hampshire/

 

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You can tell spring is in the air when your wife presents you with that long “honey-do” list of jobs that have been piling up around the house and yard for months.  But at least it’s good news for do-it-yourself stores like Home Depot.  It’s also great news for job seekers and the economy: spring is Home Depot’s busiest season, and the chain just announced plans to hire 80,000 staffers. They note that in the past, about half of these seasonal staffers have transitioned into permanent positions, so it’s a great way to earn money while getting your foot in the door. Info at the link.

https://www.businessinsider.com/home-depot-hiring-store-associates-spring-2019-3

 

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A new Gallup poll found that the more people have grown to know Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the less favorably they view her.  But according to her, it’s not because Americans reject socialism, or that she keeps saying ridiculous things and proposing unpopular policies, or she declared herself to be our boss, or she celebrated the loss of 25,000 new Amazon jobs in her home state. No, it’s because the Fox News “propaganda machine” is lying about her.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/excuses-spoiled-aocs-using-diving-poll-numbers-embarrassing/

I think a more likely explanation might lie in the lyrics of an old song by the Teddy Bears (younger folks might know the Amy Winehouse version.  It goes:

“To know, know, know him

Is to love, love, love him…”

Well, like that, only backwards: the more you know, the less you love. 

 

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Back in the USSR (not the Beatles song but the actual communist empire that Bernie Sanders seems nostalgic for), people who displeased Joseph Stalin would be erased from history books. Photos would even be altered to remove their images.

If Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who now outspokenly opposes the radical green movement, is correct in his allegations, Google is helping Greenpeace bring back the Stalinist practice of “disappearing” heretics from history. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/greenpeace-co-founder-literally-erased-google-telling-truth-aocs-green-new-deal-allegation/

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.  If the left now endorses tearing down monuments, statues and crosses and banning books, plays, movies and TV shows in order to obliterate from history anything that doesn’t conform to their contemporary PC standards, it was only a matter of time before they got around to cleansing the Internet of inconvenient photos…and facts. 

 

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Here are three ways that you can tell you are lazily and cavalierly throwing the term “Nazi” at your political opponents:

1.  When you call President Trump’s son a “Nazi” for defending Chelsea Clinton from the outrageous charge of being responsible for the New Zealand shootings because she condemned anti-Semitism.

2.  When you call anyone a “Nazi” for defending anyone who condemns anti-Semitism.

3.  When you call anyone a “Nazi” who isn’t a Nazi. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/reporter-uses-nazi-insult-don-jr-stands-nz-attacks-anti-semitism/

 

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Our feel-good Huck’s Hero story of the day: how Navy SEAL-turned-Virginia House Delegate John McGuire took up the cause of Vietnam veteran Richard Oulton.  Now, 20 years after his HOA forced him to take down his American flag, and with the support of McGuire and Oulton’s fellow homeowners, Old Glory is flying again.  Read the full story here:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/vet-wins-right-fly-flag-high-ex-seal-lawmaker-steps-20-year-old-fight/

 

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  • Deanne Smith

    03/21/2019 09:43 PM

    I would like someone to tell President Trump to let go of his ongoing fights with John McCain, he is dead! He isn’t going to change anything and it just keeps slapping his family in the face, they didn’t do anything to President Trump. And, also Conway, he needs to let it go and get on with what is best for America. He is sounding like the Democrats who are picking at him and his family. I for one am starting to think he is pretty childish and needs to grow up. I voted for him and I will probably vote for him again, I just want him to act like an adult. Just my opinion.

  • Lucy Hooker

    03/21/2019 10:40 AM

    https://theoldschoolpatriot.com/abw/facebook-live-3-18-19/
    This was posted by Lt. Col. Allen West on the growing threat to the electoral college at the state level. I have tried to share it with others so people can become aware. I hadn’t heard much about it until Lt. Col. West put it on Facebook.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    03/20/2019 09:27 PM

    Bless John McGuire and you, Mike.

  • Mary F Tomlin

    03/20/2019 06:41 PM

    Mike, I agree with most of your ideas, but I don't support Fox News hiring Donna Brazile. There are plenty of opposing viewpoints on Fox without hiring a known cheat and liar.

  • rodney burke

    03/20/2019 02:48 PM

    dems can't win in elections so they want to change the rules so they can. They can't offer anything for voters and make a dismal showing and can't handle the election is it is. This is communist and childish. Yuo don't change the rules because you lost. But they are not mature enough to recognize that. they are imploding because they can't accept their own failure...over the last 50 years. The evidence is EVERYWHERE! there ARE no democratic successes, NONE! the evidence is out there. Baltimore, Newark, Philadelphia, chicago, LA,, NO, SF, Cleveland. flint MI Detroit. they can only be characterized as the party of failure.

  • Pat Maddin

    03/20/2019 10:27 AM

    Loved your take on stacking the Supreme Court. Fantastic advise to President Trump to go for it and watch them squirm and cry, time to stand up and play the game like they do. Mitch putting their new green deal right in their faces was the start and we need to keep it up.

  • Rick Bishop

    03/20/2019 10:18 AM

    First, thank you for your enlightening commentaries!
    Second, in my work-a-day world of a mid-stream pipeline company, AOC stands for an “Abnormal Operating Condition”; seems to fit in other contexts too...

  • Marsha Hamilton

    03/20/2019 10:06 AM

    I watch your show every Sat. and really enjoy all the topics you cover. However, referring to Home Depot, I will not shop there and support them as they support the LGBT, and I will not support any of those groups. Keep up the good work.

  • Richard Payne

    03/20/2019 08:27 AM

    Mike, really? Ms. Brazile lied and cheated the American public during the last election by giving the questions to Hillary Clinton for the upcoming debate. She was called to task on this by Fox News and tried to claim racism. I remember the interviews. Now everything is forgotten. She was in the tank for Hillary and part of the swamp. So a liar and a cheat gets a big contract with Foxcnn.

  • Sam L Kemp

    03/20/2019 07:48 AM

    Don't know what Dale Hockett's opinion of HOAs would have been (though I can guess it would not have been favorable) but I have no doubt how proud he would be of former Navy Seal John McGuire's commitment to defeating the all too often stupid rulings of seemingly liberal, power hungry HOAs and their commitment to banning Old Glory under the guise of unsightly displays. Well done Sailor!

  • Anthony Leone

    03/20/2019 06:54 AM

    Love your daily newsletter. It is obvious that you deal in fairness and common sense.

  • Marilyn Mulligan-Fischer

    03/20/2019 12:18 AM

    I hope you're fighting hard to get Judge Jeanine back on FOX!!!~~~~uncensored!!!!! ALSO, is it true that as of tomorrow, 3/20/2019, FOX will be owned/run by DISNEY?????

  • Carl Smith

    03/19/2019 11:21 PM

    As always too much to process but your take always seems to be the correct course. Question? Is the media really dumb enough to think most of America are Morons? OR because of FB, Twitter etc. blatant censorship and the lack of REAL News carrying the stories like a SNL parody just sailing over voters heads?

  • Michael Cull

    03/19/2019 10:13 PM

    I would like to know where we can find conservative news to watch since fox news has kicked her off the air. We are currently taping Tucker Carlson and Jessie Watters until they too are removed. Fox will not be watched except for these taped shows. WE ARE DISGUSTED!!!

  • Helen Collette Ellenberger

    03/19/2019 09:18 PM

    Hi Mike! I am wondering if President Trump ever calls on you for your opinion on matters of our country. If not, he's missing a true, American patriot's viewpoint and a learned scholar! I have learned more about what's going in, in a nutshell, in our country, than I can ever digest through the news, whether it's t.v., the internet, newspapers, etc. You have become another hero of mine. Please keep up the good work!!!!! Regards, Coco

  • Jerry Korba

    03/19/2019 08:21 PM

    I need to question Lizzy Warren about the 16 year old kids that she wants to vote in our elections. I might give it a thought IF the schools actually taught American history or World history or even mentioned a civic class. The fact is that is not happening so what does the child vote for? Free stuff what's Lizzy telling people vote for me free beer free money free everything most kids would vote for that. Gee if I could get free money I would take it BUT I know my tax rate would go higher I would keep less of what I earn I would watch my standard of living get to the poverty line before I take that dirt bath. So who is going to tell that 16 year old the stuff is not really free. The liberal teacher who would probably make a student take off its MAGA t- shirt or hat I doubt it. Lizzy will fool a lot of voters with her free stuff banter she should be shameful for this that will not happen she is shameful for who or what she is a REAL LIAR!!!!! DNA proved that

  • Cynthia Sampson

    03/19/2019 07:48 PM

    What is this all about national popular vote bill. Can be found on their website nationalpopularvote.com under explanation. It came across my Facebook feed today. What can be done to stop this. People are so ill informed

  • Nellie Williams

    03/19/2019 07:21 PM

    Yes Governor, these double standards have gotten out of hand! I can no longer send you a message on Instagram, you have been removed from my account. I no longer relieve updates from Diamond and Silk. I got locked out of Facebook for posting an article from our local Blount County Sheriff because "it went against their policy"! All is stated was that he was starting a new program that would allow inmates to visit with relatives by video based on their behavior. Guess that was discrimination, huh? I filed an appeal and got back on having to jump through their hoops! And talk about double standards, Judge Jeannie can't question someone's action and yet a so called movie star can , in my opinion commit treason and no one says a word! Another double standard is Amazon, they removed all merchandise that was against any religion, except Christianity! All that hate stuff is still for sale. I posted on their Facebook page asking that they remove these items immediately. Thank you Governor, for the work you are doing.

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    03/19/2019 06:48 PM

    When I was a kid, you knew the argument had run its course when one or the other participants, said "Aw, your mothr wears combat boots". Today, when many moms wear or wore combat boots, and their kids boast of it proudly, you know the argument is over when one of the participants announces, equally meaningfully, "Your a racist/nazi/hater.

  • albert behrens

    03/19/2019 06:39 PM

    Good show! I watch very little Media anymore (including Fox). My favorite TV station is the Christian Television Network (CTN).

  • Keith Schnelle

    03/19/2019 06:27 PM

    I'm sure you and your staff have seen this by now, but there's a great joke going around the internet regarding Bernie Sanders. The line in the joke sums up Bernie and his ilk better than the old saying claiming Margaret Thatcher once said that "the one thing about socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." The current one states," Bernie Sanders walks into a bar and yells, Free drinks for everybody! Who's buying? "

  • Gail Niemiec

    03/19/2019 06:27 PM

    What’s Fox News trying to prove by suspending Judge Pirro? She has the nerve ( and intelligence) to tell the truth. Is Fox News trying to be like CNN, by not telling the truth? Never thought Fox would pussyfoot around the truth to make the dim dems happy. Hope they have the intestinal fortitude to bring her back. We certainly don’t need another CNN

  • Stephen Russell

    03/19/2019 06:10 PM

    Nunes Twitter: Cant this be class action suit by Users alone 2.
    Awesome. & signed petition to bring Judge Jeanine back to FNC.
    Tire of this Media Censorship