PJ Media’s Stephen Green does a news round-up that he calls the “Insanity Wrap,” and today’s outdoes itself for craziness.
One of the stories is especially worth noting because it shows us how the media are already gearing up to attack any Trump nominee for Supreme Court on any pretext, no matter how flimsy (shades of Brett Kavanaugh!) Newsweek ran a lengthy article about Trump short-lister Amy Coney Barrett, implying that her particular Charismatic Catholic religious sect was the inspiration for the ridiculous leftist horror-fantasy, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Only at the end of the article did they add a postscript/correction noting that author Margaret Atwood never mentioned the group as an inspiration for the book, and that a New Yorker profile mentioned a news clipping that was part of her research, but it was about a different religious group. It ends, “Newsweek regrets the error.”
But apparently not enough to remove the lengthy article promoting the (way-at-the-end) admitted total falsehood of its premise. Welcome to the serious and solemn “Supreme Court vetting process” of 2020.
VOTE FOR KIM
Baltimore Republican Congressional candidate Kim Klacik already put out the best political ad I’ve seen all year, and now, she may have topped it with this new one that’s already garnered over 1.9 million views on Twitter.
She’s running against Democrat Kweisi Mfume, 71, who was already on the city council for eight years, then president of the NAACP for eight years, then in Congress for nine years, before winning a special election in April to fill the seat of the late Elijah Cummings. That’s an awful lot of years to have put into helping black people in Baltimore, and as Kim’s ads show, the results don’t exactly provide a ringing endorsement. Current polls show him with a big lead, but I have to wonder how many people in Baltimore really want to keep on doing the same thing forever and expecting a different result, or as Albert Einstein called that, “insanity.”
Whether she wins this race or not (and I pray for the people of Baltimore that she does), Kim Klacik is one of the most impressive new voices in the GOP, and she has a great future in politics. Just the way she flummoxed the liberals on “The View” should make her a superstar. She was recently my guest on “Huckabee” on TBN, and here’s that interview if you missed it (it went much smoother than “The View” appearance.)
COVID-19 (CHINESE) CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
I’ve mentioned this before because I’m a big advocate of vitamin D, but a new Boston University study confirms that there’s a “strong correlation” between higher vitamin D levels in the bloodstream and lower risk of testing positive for the virus. This study involved over 190,000 blood samples from all 50 states and people of all ages and ethnicities.
Since sunlight helps the body create vitamin D – and physical activity helps boost the immune system, which also wards off viruses – this makes all those orders that people stay indoors and not go out to beaches or parks look even more wrongheaded. Of course, if President Trump had told everyone to go out in the sunshine to get some vitamin D, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) would have accused him of wanting everyone to die of skin cancer. Then they would have demanded that the FDA ban the sun.
BLACK LIVES MATTER ERASES ITSELF
If you wonder why I reference George Orwell so often, it’s because 1984 might not have been the way he predicted, but it turned out he was just off by about 36 years. Remember how Winston Smith, the main character in “1984,” had a job in the deliberately misnamed “Ministry of Truth” rewriting old news stories and removing (“canceling?”) “unpersons” from photos to make history conform to the party line? Today, instead of working for Big Brother, he could work for Black Lives Matter.
I’ve previously written about how this organization, like the “Ministry of Truth,” uses the indisputable truth that “black lives matter” as a name to cover for the fact that it’s actually a radical anti-American organization run by self-proclaimed “trained Marxists,” and that their website proudly proclaimed that their goals include dismantling the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” and fostering “a queer-affirming network” by “freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”
Unfortunately for them, a lot of people have started looking and listening more closely to their radical rhetoric and violent behavior and realizing that they are more concerned with tearing down America than lifting up black people. So guess what? Abra-cadabra! The “What we believe” page of their website where they admitted what they really are has suddenly disappeared! Try to click on it and you get a message reading, “Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist.” Big Brother would be proud.
Well, sorry, but one thing Orwell didn’t predict is that the Internet is forever. That page may no longer exist on their site, but it’s been archived in plenty of places where it can’t be thrown down the memory hole so that they can rewrite history. And after four months of rioting, we’ve all figured out what BLM really stands for. We no longer need their web page to tell us.
SOME GOOD NEWS
How about a little good news that you probably won’t hear in the media? After the big economic downturn due to the coronavirus shutdowns, the economy has already rebounded enough that Americans’ household wealth recently hit its highest level ever.
The shutdown and stock market plunge in April dropped Americans’ total household wealth to $111.3 trillion, but the Federal Reserve reported Monday that in the April-June quarter, it rose nearly 7% to a record $119 trillion. For the quarter ending in June, the value of homes grew $500 billion while stock portfolios leaped by $5.7 trillion. The amount of money in checking accounts rose 33% to $1.8 trillion, while savings accounts rose 6.1% to $11.2 trillion.
It was partly due, of course, to the relief checks and expanded unemployment payments, but it also shows that the economy wasn’t destroyed, it just had the wind knocked out of it by China, and it's already getting back on its feet. I look forward to hearing the numbers for July-September, which I assume will be even better. I hope they arrive before the election so that voters aren’t misled into taking a U-turn back to the economic tar pit of the Obama-Biden years.
MORE ADULT SUPERVISION PLEASE
Further proof that the adults are just about at the end of their patience with letting the kiddies destroy things with their temper tantrums:
Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled new proposed legislation that will slap strict felony-level penalties on anyone who damages property, causes injury or destroys public property during a protest. Democrats immediately accused him of unveiling the legislation to help Trump win Florida and of trying to “chill legitimate dissent” and the right to peaceably assemble.
To which I would reply, if you peaceably assemble to protest, then you should have no problem, since this isn’t a law against that, it’s a law imposing stricter punishments for the already illegal acts of damaging and destroying property and injuring other people. But if that’s how you define “peaceably assembling,” then you’ve been watching way too much CNN.