Wiretapper (to Harry Caul): “Twelve years ago, I recorded every telephone call made by the presidential nominee of a major political party. I don’t want to say which party. But everywhere he went, that’s where I was. Coast to coast, I was listening, Harry. I’m not saying I elected the President of the United States, but you can draw your own conclusions, Harry. I mean, he lost.”
---- The Conversation, 1974
And Trump was supposed to lose. But because Hillary did, we’re actually finding out what was going within the DOJ and FBI (and CIA and State Department and White House) when both were running for President. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses involving the FISA Court is now –- finally, after we’ve waited all summer –- in Attorney’s General William Barr’s hands. What happens next?
A drone strike in Saudi Arabia
Saturday, a drone strike on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia caused huge fires that interrupted “about 5.7 million barrels of crude oil production -- over 5 percent of the world’s daily supply.” Oil prices were expected to spike today because of the strike, “credit” for which has been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen backed by Iran, although the US government suspects Iran directly.
Either way, some important lessons can be drawn from it. First, it helps to cement the growing trend in recent years of Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia realizing that Israel and the US are their allies and their big worry is Iran. It also shows that Iran is not a nation that can be trusted to abide by words on an agreement. Finally, it shows the absolute braindead idiocy of all the Democrats running for President who are vowing on day one to shut down fracking and other fossil fuel production in the US. Imagine the impact of this disruption if there were no American fuel to bridge the gap.
For the first time in decades, the US is an exporter of fossil fuels. To be a truly free and independent nation, any country needs to be able to fuel itself just as much as it needs to be able to feed itself. If the Democrats had their way, the US fossil fuel boom would be shut down, Russia would be vastly enriched and empowered through its oil industry, and America would once again be dependent on OPEC oil, which we now see can be disrupted by one drone strike from some shadowy rebels. If you really want to bet the future of your country on America-hating radicals suddenly deciding to behave like civilized people after they’ve seen how successful a drone strike on a Saudi oil facility can be, then by all means, elect one of those clowns President.
Sad "Sanctuary county" news
By Mike Huckabee
For the eighth time in recent weeks, in the “sanctuary county” of Montgomery County, Maryland, an illegal immigrant has been arrested on charges of either rape or sexual abuse of a minor. In the latest case, it’s an illegal immigrant from Nigeria accused of raping a woman in a car. He was charged with another sex crime last year, but the charges were mysteriously dropped, and of course, he was not turned over to ICE because…well, I assume because of ”Sanctuary!”
But Montgomery County residents who are starting to rebel against their officials for protecting illegal alien criminals who are preying on them should know that those officials are pointing out who’s really to blame. If you guessed “President Trump, conservative media and neo-Nazi sympathizers,” give yourself a kewpie doll.
Just out of curiosity, if this county arrested an illegal alien for some crime and found out he actually was a neo-Nazi sympathizer, would they at least turn HIM over to ICE?
Beto is good for gun sales
By Mike Huckabee
I told you that “Beto” O’Rourke may never become President (I both pray and assume he won’t, anyway), but that he might have found his true calling as a marketer for the firearms industry. His unhinged, potty-mouthed gun confiscation rhetoric is doing wonders for gun sales. So much so that a gun store in Tempe, Arizona, actually held a “Beto Sale” on AR-15s, discounted “to such a low price that EVERY AMERICAN can afford one!”
I’d be interested to know whether “Beto” has managed to sell more of his “H**l, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s” T-shirts or more AR-15s. Even at discount “Beto Special” prices, the AR-15s cost over ten times more than the T-shirts, but the store ran out of AR-15s and has them on backorder, while I don’t see a waiting list for the T-shirts. There should be a 10-day waiting period to buy one, though, just to give buyers some time to think about whether they really want to encourage this sort of behavior.
##Appellation##, I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is warning that Miami “will be gone in a few years.” I didn’t realize that Miami had elected that many Democrats.
Incidentally, I wonder if anyone told Barack and Michelle Obama that the seaside estate they just paid $15 million for is going to be underwater in a few years? Seems like one of their liberal friends would have warned them before they signed the check.
A Seattle-area Republican councilman (yes, there actually is one of those) is at least proposing something to help ease the city’s overwhelming homeless population: a plan to spend $1 million to provide homeless people with bus tickets to send them somewhere else.
He calls it a “family reunification option, free of charge for folks who are chronically homeless on our streets who think they can get better care or more help by going anywhere else across the country.” The problem, of course, is that it wouldn’t solve the problem so much as shift it onto some other city. Besides, why would a homeless person think they’re going to have it any better anywhere else?
Republican-run cities might put them in shelters and programs to get off drugs and booze and find jobs. So most would likely go to other, similar liberal-run cities whose policies have made them magnets for homeless people and who let them live anywhere they want. Cities that already have terrible problems with homelessness, like L.A. or San Francisco or…well, Seattle -- and they don’t have to ride a bus to get there.
And if those cities adopt the same program, homeless people would just be constantly shuffled from one leftist-run city to another, going around in endless circles and putting the burden on someone else while never actually solving the problem. Come to think of it, that sounds like how leftist-run cities deal with all of their problems.
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