I’ve gotten so used to liberal federal judges rubber-stamping blatant cases of lawfare against President Trump that I hardly find it worth it anymore to comment on them until they reach the Supreme Court level. But just for the record, here’s another example of liberal prosecutors trying to abuse their power to personally target Trump, a federal court saying, “Fine by us!” and the question now having to go to the SCOTUS to be settled for real,
Just out of curiosity: if these people are so convinced that Trump is hiding multiple felonies, why do they think he’d list them on his tax forms – which I’m sure are prepared by battalions of attorneys and accountants and signed by his robo-pen and Trump probably never even reads them (do you read all your tax forms, and yours are probably nothing compared to his)? And if all these illegalities are right there in plain sight on his tax forms for the IRS to see, how come nobody was ever interested in prosecuting him for them until he became a Republican President?
I suspect that just as with impeachment, “Russian collusion” and the entire ball of Trump accusations, the real crime he committed was beating Hillary in 2016.
Breaking News: Some video of testimony by one of President Trump’s accusers has just been leaked! Watch it and see the latest accusation of an impeachable offense that could finally bring down Trump for real this time!
I’ve written before about how liberals like to give innocuous-sounding names to bills that actually do the opposite of what it sounds like they’d do (“Affordable Care Act,” etc.) There have been many of these on the state level in California, which explains why that state is in the pickle it’s in now. One of the most recent misnamed measures reclassified thefts of less than $950 by people without prior convictions for certain crimes such as rape or murder from felonies to misdemeanors. It was sold to voters on the promise it would help reduce crime and make people safer by allowing police and prosecutors to concentrate on really serious crimes. Bamboozled voters passed it as Proposition 47: “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.”
It’s the exact opposite of the “enforce all laws” approach Rudy Giuliani took that turned around New York City, and of course, it’s having the opposite effect of Rudy’s program. Whoever would have imagined that not enforcing laws would lead to more of them being broken? It "reduced crime" all right -- by basically legalizing crimes. Predictably (well, if you aren’t a liberal California politician), it’s sparked an epidemic of shoplifting and smash-and-grab robberies by crooks who know police won’t bother to chase nor prosecutors bother to prosecute anyone who steals less than $950 worth of anything (at any one time.)
Similarly, in September, California legislators passed Assembly Bill 5 on Worker Status, which would mandate various 20th century employee-style treatments and benefits be applied to people who work as independent contractors. Just as he has with practically every other bill that was so crazy even Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown said “you’ve got to be kidding,” current Gov. Gavin Newsom signed it, and it will likely be on the 2020 ballot. Uber, Lyft, Dealdash and other major tech companies are fighting it; they say it will destroy the growing gig economy. Critics say it will also adversely affect all sorts of independent contractors, from truckers to franchise owners; take away people’s freedom to set their own work hours; deprive customers of many convenient services such as Uber that they've come to rely on; and reverse our current booming economy if it spreads nationwide by killing millions of independent contractor jobs.
And what are its supporters calling it? Brace yourself: “The Opportunity to Work Act.”
Do you know a set of laws that are already on the books that, if we ever started really enforcing them, would destroy leftist politicians overnight? “Truth in Advertising Laws.”’
Barack Obama isn’t President of the United States anymore, but his wife Michelle said, “Barack’s presidential library could have been anywhere in the world because there are so many people who feel like he is their President all over the world.”
I’m sure that’s true. I’m also sure there are many more people all over the world who wish he were still our President because that was much better for them than it was for the United States. And I’m pretty sure that’s a big part of the reason why Donald Trump is our President now.
Follow-up to previous story: Yesterday, I wrote about gun control activists threatening a boycott of Jersey Mike’s subway shops for allowing open carry of weapons by customers. This blew up after a photo went viral showing a customer with a pistol apparently tucked into the back of his droopy jeans, fully exposed by his too-short T-shirt.
I heard from a friend who pointed out that he actually did have the pistol in a particular type of holster meant for tucking inside the belt, so it wasn’t improper carrying of the pistol. It’s just that to see the holster, you had to blow up the picture really large and focus closely on the buttockal area, which I assume most of us would not want to do. So I stand corrected that he did have the pistol in a holster. However, those holsters are usually meant to be covered by a shirt tail, which the customer’s was not. So he might not have been violating any weapons carry laws, but he was definitely violating the laws of good taste. I’m not bothered by people who legally carry weapons, but when I’m in Jersey Mike’s, the only buns I want to see are the ones on the sandwiches.
Bernie Sanders actually claimed that his socialist ideas aren’t far-left, “they are the ideas that the American people want.”
It’s a sad testimony to the politicized and poor quality education in history, civics and economics that many American students receive these days that he’s partially right: a shocking number of Americans actually do want his insane, destructive, proven failure ideas. At one time, the Venezuelan, Cuban, Russian and other peoples wanted them, too.
So, how did that work out?...Like, everywhere they’ve been tried?
Incidentally, in answer to the kneejerk responses from the left that I’m sure to receive, about how “Democratic socialism” is totally different from your garden variety, deadly, oppressive socialism, take a look at what two of its prime exponents are saying in front of friendly crowds and tell me how this is any different from the kind of stuff Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev used to say while banging his shoe on the podium.