Evening Edition - September 23

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September 23, 2019

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:

https://thegreggjarrett.com/the-whistleblower-may-not-be-a-whistleblower-at-all/

There’s this, from Jed Babbin at THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR:

https://spectator.org/whistleblowin-in-the-wind/

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!

 

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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.) 

https://www.westernjournal.com/bernie-sanders-reveals-plan-make-81-billion-medical-debt-disappear/

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.

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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.

https://noqreport.com/2019/09/21/footage-homeless-camp-scott-preslers-team-cleaned-shocking/

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. 

 

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  • delano thomasson

    09/25/2019 03:17 PM

    Awesome

  • Nancy Karnes

    09/24/2019 05:29 PM

    I agree with Louise, we need to get rid of Gavin Newsom. However, CA has become so corrupt, I don't know if it can ever be saved. I continue to fight Newsom and all the the loony tune, liberal, demonocrat socialit bullies by voting. We still are the silent majority, but would be nice of there was more organization and consolidation. Mike Huckabee, I thank God for you and President Trump every day.

  • rodney burke

    09/24/2019 05:25 PM

    this "whistle blower" bit is about to backfire in a big way. DT doesn't have to do ANYTHING. The "know nothings" have to prove there was anything they should be upset about. I believe like everything else, it will back fire and make them look SO foolish. Declas is on the way and so is the rest. Many halfwits are going to be making that one way trip and the nation will be SO much better off. Maybe we can get people in congress who want to do their job.

  • Helen Sustachek

    09/24/2019 04:15 PM

    This was an observation I had: It seemed to me that when Obama wanted to speak to someone foreign, he would always take a plane ride to somewhere. Could he have done it so people couldn't listen in? It would be wonderful if someone could research it. Maybe President Trump could do the same thing if that is what happened and if i t prevents eavesdropping.

  • Beverly Mixner

    09/24/2019 11:47 AM

    The mention of Sanders forgiving all medical debt reminded me of a legitimate organization I heard about on Faith radio, ripmedicaldebt.org
    This charity purchases medical debt for pennies on the dollar. $100 can wipe out $10,000 in debt!
    Please check this out - sounds like Hucks heroes to me! Thanks.

  • Jerry

    09/24/2019 10:27 AM

    The world must think the America is going loony Democrats allowing our cities to become unlivable people that can escape are escaping it seems as the Democrats want only the rich the poor and the mentally ill drug addicted citizens legal and illegal to occupy their cities. The democrats have restricted prayer and images of our country created on a Christian value. I would have to say the Trojan Horse is in enroute filled with Anti Christian value spreading evil thru out our American cities the prevention of prayer the Pledge to America the continuation of big Government taking over American life's freedoms one way to stop this is enforced voter ID a must we need People running for office that will uphold our Constitution and enforce it. Only then will we have peace for all of our citizens. We must rid the hate and greed of our Congress.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    09/24/2019 09:39 AM

    BLUE is the color of depression...poiltically speaking it would be the color of oppression. They say they will FREE you, but in the end, like so amny other countires, they have you by the gonads..

  • Louise Williams

    09/24/2019 09:05 AM

    We need to get rid of Newsom. I knew he would be worse than Jerry Brown. I cannot believe how stupid democrats are. They just want democrats in office and it does not matter if they are a liar, a thief or a murderer.

  • stephen russell

    09/24/2019 09:04 AM

    Climate change solutions:
    To the table for debate :
    Molten salt reactors
    Thorium reactors
    More EVs
    Hyperloop system
    Live Underground
    Seasteading.org
    Moon
    Recycle, reuse
    Space solar power.
    Liquid coal fuel
    Hypergiant C02 reactors.
    Powerwalls.
    Home fuel cells.
    Remote work
    Telework.
    Electrify bus & subways.
    Just ideas on climate change that Dems Never bring up
    & eco elite celebs never drive EVs?? See Emmy awards, Oscars etc

  • Joseph ONeill

    09/24/2019 08:16 AM

    Wonderful article on Scott Presler. And yes, President Trump needs to help spread the word of this action. Especially in the former great state of California.

  • Jeanne Osterhout

    09/24/2019 07:50 AM

    Mike Rowe needs to feature Presler on “Somebody’s Got to Do It”.
    This will not solve the drug and mental illness problems that are at the root cause in many cases, but what a tremendous start. Praying that this will “catch on” as a wildfire. Dr. Drew is trying to address the addiction and mental illness issues. May there be many more who rise up to address this. Isn’t this what Jesus said? Giving a cup of cold water; visiting those in prison, feeding the hungry, etc. Doing these things to the “least of these” (in society’s eyes), we do it for Jesus! Hooray for the heroes of #ThePersistsnce.

  • Deborah Koland

    09/24/2019 02:16 AM

    My comment has to do with the "Climate Crisis" that kids all over the nation walked out of school for on Friday (couldn't do it on a Saturday when school was out). If you agree, I hope you would help spread the word.

    This "Climate Crisis," in which the Left is now projecting their fears onto the Youth to carry, while hyping the doomsday narrative, brought to mind the childhood fable of Chicken Little where the acorn drops on Chicken Little's head and she thereby draws the conclusion that "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" She runs to tell the Lion (or the King, depending on the version) and encounters other animals along the way who take her at her word without questioning for themselves, joining in the panic, and running with Chicken Little to tell the Lion (King), even though each one admits they don't actually know the way to the Lion. Eventually, they encounter a Fox, who tells them HE knows the way, eventually leads them to his lair, lures them inside with convincing words, and then tells them "don't they know not to believe everything they hear?" - and he eats them. Sound familiar?? Maybe instead of trying to convince people/youth that the world is going to end in 12 years and we have to stop raising cows and stop flying on airplanes (when, in fact, the Obama's don't believe it or they wouldn't have bought a $15 million house on the seashore if the oceans are going to rise significantly, the Left Candidates were "grillin' and chillin' " steaks at campaign stops, and they're still flying in their airplanes to get to those campaign stops), maybe we should bring out the tale of Chicken Little and broadcast it far and wide and begin again to teach fables with morals and life lessons in the schools again.
    Thanks for listening.
    Debbie Koland

  • Shelley Jordan

    09/23/2019 11:51 PM

    Your news is so motivating to move forward with the gifts God Almighty gives us! Thank you for using yours in such a spectacular way by even sharing how conservatives are making major impact.

  • James Eamons

    09/23/2019 11:34 PM

    RE Democrat cities poor.
    Just curious, are Democrats in charge of these cities , (San Francisco, Los Angeles, et al)
    perhaps may be a particular type of sadistic pervert who enjoys seeing people in those
    conditions?

  • Amelia Little

    09/23/2019 10:56 PM

    I'll wait for your condensed version of all this week's garbage about President Trump. My eyes went crossed trying to read all the different agencies, etc, and what initials meant what. Wonder what happened to last week's gasket the left blew? Heck, they come and go so fast I can't keep track.

    As for Scott Presler and all the volunteers--good job!!! I read an article today which included a complaint during the Baltimore clean-up, it could have come from one of their newspaper editors. The person was crying that Mr Presler was just trying to demean the people of that city, trying to say the people couldn't clean up their own city. Pretty dumb, I'd say, because the city and the people of that city weren't doing a darn thing. I didn't see any of them taking the bull by the horns and (without recompense in any form) and cleaning up the city. Am waiting for officials in LA to make big complaints--heck, who knows, maybe even sue Mr Presler and the volunteers who did what they couldn't and wouldn't do.