This link has some video of the damage from the worst rioting in Paris in decades:
If you listen to some media reports, you’d think that the French were burning down Paris because they’re ticked off over a little gas tax. In fact, that’s what experts are calling “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Gas is already $6.25 a gallon in Paris, and even that’s not high enough for the elites because the working people are still finding ways to get to work. That tax, designed to fight climate change, is just the latest in a long series of arrogant dictates loaded onto the people by out-of-touch politicians, cheered on by wealthy leftist celebrities.
French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to blame the riots on right-wing agitators, but the participants seem to be a mix of right- and left-wing extremists, professional troublemakers, and people who are just fed up with being abused by their leaders. Word is that Macron is planning a stronger police crackdown, but considering reports that police just stood by and let the rioters riot, that might not be very effective. Worse, it might be like clamping down more tightly on a powder keg that’s ready to blow after years of high-handed policies from smug elitists who sit around thinking up ways to force everyday people to “save the planet” by making it harder for them to go to work, feed their families and pay their rent, while they live in mansions and take limos and private jets to environmental conferences.
European leaders think that Americans are crazy because when they got fed up with out-of-touch elitists making their lives worse, they turned out in an orderly fashion and voted Donald Trump into office. They should remember that when the French people get fed up with pompous elitists saying “Let them eat carbon credits,” they have a history of making heads roll, literally.
Rutgers Safe Haven?
Nearly 120 Rutgers University faculty members signed an open letter protesting the university police for arresting an “undocumented immigrant” (i.e., an illegal alien who’s been in the US for ten years) for drunk driving and endangering passersby and turning him over to ICE. He’s facing 10 charges, including allegedly driving drunk through a busy intersection, running a red light, failing to stay in his lane or use a turn signal, and giving the police a fraudulent Mexican driver’s license.
The RU professors demand that Rutgers be a “safe haven” and campus police be ordered not to inquire about immigration status of suspects or cooperate with ICE. However, state law requires them to do so when an illegal immigrant is arrested for an indictable offense, DWI or other serious infraction. The Rutgers profs seem to agree with an immigration activist who declared, "He deserves the opportunity to stay in this country, he did make a mistake, but it is a mistake that can be paid with a fine."
If the brain trust at Rutgers seriously believes that driving drunk through a red light in a busy intersection while in the US illegally and using a fake driver’s license is a widdle boo-boo that can be dismissed with a fine, then I shudder to think of the quality of education they’re dispensing to students. I think what this really tells us is that neither they, nor anyone they care about, was in the crosswalk of that intersection when he came drunkenly careening through it.
"The Wizard of Oz"
If you turn to the movie page of your newspaper and find a long, mind-boggling screed on how “The Wizard of Oz” was a prescient parable about the coming horrors of Trump’s America, then you know you must’ve subscribed to the Guardian by mistake.
Another day, yet more proof that CNN’s John Acosta was wrong about absolutely everything in his arrogant lecture about the migrant caravans to President Trump that got him tossed out of that White House press conference.
Are you still baffled as to how Democrats managed to win every contested race in California, some of which were declared GOP wins until they were reversed weeks after the election? Then let me introduce you to the concept of “ballot harvesting.” California liberals might be doing their best to destroy the state’s agriculture industry, but at least there’s one kind of harvesting they still believe in pursuing to the max.
Flaking out again
Outgoing Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is continuing to block the confirmation of federal judges, in a last-ditch effort to force the Senate to pass a bill barring President Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller. As Utah Sen. Mike Lee (my guess on this weekend’s edition of “Huckabee” on TBN) pointed out when he killed Flake’s last attempt to do this, the bill is blatantly unconstitutional. Congress doesn’t have the power to tell the President that he’s not allowed to fire someone beneath him in the executive branch. And even if they did, it would turn the special counsel into an unofficial fourth branch of government, unaccountable to any elected authority.
Apparently, Sen. Flake was too busy ordering “Flake For President 2020” bumper stickers to listen because he’s still pushing his quixotic crusade, which is unconstitutional, a betrayal of his constituents and fellow Republicans, and a pointless waste of time. If Trump’s judicial nominees aren’t confirmed by the Senate’s adjournment date of December 14th, then he’ll just renominate them in January when Flake is gone and the GOP will have an even larger Senate majority.
As the spokesman for March For Live Action notes in the linked story, Flake might think that he’s making a stand for principles, but he’s just delaying the seating of judges his constituents want approved in favor of grandstanding over his personal wishes. This will become his final legacy, much like Custer's Last Stand became his. Considering Flake is leaving the Senate because it looked unlikely that he could get reelected in his home state, that doesn’t seem like the kind of legacy you can run for President on.