I hope you read the piece by John Solomon I linked to in today’s earlier commentary. We’ll have much more to say about the so-called “whistleblower” story on Tuesday, but in the meantime, here are a few spectacularly well-written articles that will keep you up to date. Impress your friends with your knowledge! Or, get them really mad at you for picking at their delusions...
First, from Gregg Jarrett:
There’s this, from Jed Babbin at THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR:
Finally, if you’ve got your copy of Andrew C. McCarthy’s comprehensive new book BALL OF COLLUSION, turn to page 116 and read through page 121: “Triangulating Manafort: Obama, Clinton and Ukraine.” This has the background on what Ukraine was doing to collude with Hillary’s campaign during the 2016 election. (In today’s earlier commentary, I mentioned the leaking of Paul Manafort’s “black book” ledger --- this goes into detail.) Thanks to Rush Limbaugh for calling attention to this. According to Rush, it will be posted on foxnews.com, but as of this writing, I haven’t yet seen it there, so keep checking.
There’s much more coming out, from a number of legal experts who actually have clear heads about this (and some who don't). We’ll sort it out in the morning. In the meantime, class, you have your assignment!
Ever read about someone who won a big lottery jackpot, and a year or so later, was penniless again? Most of us look at those stories and think, “How could someone be foolish enough to spend so much money so fast?” Then again, there’s a surprisingly high percentage of people just like that running for President as Democrats.
Case in point: Bernie Sanders has already come out in favor of the Green New Deal (up to $91 trillion), free college and forgiving all college debt, “Medicare for All,” and just last week, “affordable housing for all” ($2.5 trillion, which sure smells like an unrealistic lowball contractor estimate.) Now, he’s thought of a new one: forgiving all medical debt ($81 billion.)
I agree that families shouldn’t be bankrupted by medical debt, and we need to work on solutions to help those who are struggling and prevent it in the future. But that doesn’t mean the government should just pay off everyone’s bills like a drunk in a bar yelling, “The drinks are on me!” when he can’t even pay his rent.
And how will Bernie pay for this? Same way he’ll pay for all those other giveaways: by taxing corporations. As the story notes, “No details of how that would work were released.” I’m sure they weren’t, since any details of how it would work out would have to include tanking the economy and costing millions of people who work for corporations their jobs.
When pressed on how America, with its $22 trillion national debt, can pay for all the giveaways he’s promised, Bernie always offers the same response: Nobody should have to suffer from (fill in the blank) in "the wealthiest country in the history of the world!"
Know how we got to be a wealthy country? By not electing people President who could blow through a Powerball lottery jackpot in a week.
Before you click on this link, I warn you to brace yourself to be shocked by the photos. No, not THOSE kind of photos. These are photos of a homeless camp in Los Angeles before-and-after conservative activist Scott Presler organized 200 volunteers who spent nine hours cleaning away 50 tons of garbage.
Presler previously helped residents of a neglected Baltimore neighborhood clean up 19 tons of trash. Los Angeles was even harder, since there was not only 2-1/2 times more garbage, but they had to wear protective suits in the hot sun to guard against the needles, rats and other health hazards.
Presler is on a mission to show that conservatives who take action themselves can clean up problems that governments in Democrat-run cities have neglected and allowed to fester for decades. He even has a clever hashtag for it: #ThePersistence, as opposed to the Resistance that resists everything Trump does, including trying to help people they claim to champion.
A big Huck’s Hero salute to Scott Presler and all his volunteers. And a giant thumb’s down to the all the naysayers who stand on the sidelines, accusing them of just trying to get publicity (as the article notes, there are easier ways to get publicity than to spend all day in the heat, cleaning up other people’s garbage.) When asked about his motivations, Presler replied, “The highlight of the day was when a homeless woman said to me, ‘Thank you for keeping your promise.'”
That should send a message to all the officials in all these blue cities who bloviate about how they care so much about the poor while allowing them to suffer year after year in horrible living conditions that are also negatively affecting everyone else. News flash: it’s not “compassionate” to claim you respect the non-existent right of people to live on sidewalks amid dangerous filth. It’s compassionate to clean up the filth and help them get off the sidewalks.