If you made it through that last marathon Democratic debate, you might have heard Sen. Elizabeth Warren bragging about creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you listened to anything else she said about what she’d do as President, then you won’t be surprised to hear that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case arguing that the CFPB is unconstitutional. It essentially created a fourth branch of government because the President can’t fire a CFPB director appointed by a previous President, which means there’s a powerful agency with a head that’s unaccountable to anyone, not to the voters nor the President. Yep, that sounds like something Liz Warren would come up with. Details at the link.
Note to Mitt “Pierre Delecto” Romney: If you don’t like what people say about you on Twitter, don’t create a separate account under a fake name. Do what I do: either make fun of them or ignore them, but do it under your real name. Now, people will call you “Pierre Delecto” for the rest of your life, and that’s even worse than anything they’d call you on Twitter.
Your Monday Dose of “Beto” Craziness: I’m not even going to try to explain this one. I’ll just warn you to think hard before clicking and finding out what “Beto’s” latest crusade is. I think it’s safe to say that “Beto” will never be President…period.
Twitter once again showed that it’s, like, totally non-biased by permanently banning gay writer and model Mikey Harlow for saying some negative things about transgenderism that are objectively and provably true. Then when pressed on why he was banned, they offered several explanations, all outrageously feeble.
Many suspect that the real reason for the ban is that Harlow is associated with Brandon Straka, who founded the #WalkAway movement for Democrats who are appalled at what their party has become. I find it interesting that Twitter, which is run by allegedly “progressive,” woke, tolerant Silicon Valley leftists, would ban an outspoken gay man for speaking his mind. But I (a Republican and former Baptist minister) invited Straka, who is also an outspoken gay man from New York City, onto my show on TBN in Tennessee, everyone gave him a very friendly welcome, and we had a great discussion where he was free to express his views.
You see, I’m not afraid to let other people express their opinions because I enjoy discussing and debating differences. If you’re so terrified of allowing someone else to speak that you to ban them for life, then you must believe that your own position is pretty indefensible.
Postscript from “Huckabee” writer Pat Reeder about last week’s Dallas Trump rally:
One more story and photo I wanted to share, for all those who think there’s no “diversity” at a Trump rally.
First, when Trump mentioned that Hispanic, African-American and Asian-American unemployment were at all-time lows, and that Hispanic household income was over $50,000 a year for the first time, the crowd cheered as if the Mavs had just won the championship. Like Trump himself, if they’re white supremacists, they sure are doing it wrong.
Also, I wanted to share one more photo of a gay protester outside the arena. But he’s not protesting what you might assume he was protesting. This is the kind of protester you’ll never see on the media: a gay Trump supporter holding a sign aimed at the anti-Trump crowd that expect him to think a certain way. It reads, “I might be gay, but I’m not stupid.”
Here’s a tale of two approaches to dealing with thieves.
Case #1: In Canada, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario runs a chain of liquor stores called LCBO. The government trains store employees not to confront thieves. Just hold back and take down information to give to police after they leave. Result: a rising wave of thefts in which thieves take their time loading up on merchandise, sometimes tossing bottles on the ground so the clerks have to clean it up after they’ve made their leisurely getaway. Are they really surprised that being incredibly lenient about theft has resulted in lots more theft?
Case #2: In Dayton, Ohio, an armed robber entered a Dollar General store and pointed a gun at the clerk. Unfortunately for him, the clerk had a concealed weapon, which he used, shooting the robber in the chest and killing him.
Now, the robber’s family are taking to the media, demanding that the clerk be charged with murder. His sister told a TV station, “That was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest. Yes, he’s robbing them. Oh well! Call the police, that’s what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to take matters into your own hands.”
While I’m truly sorry for them that they lost their family member because of his own bad decisions, they should listen to themselves: “You’re not supposed to take matters into your own hands.” That also applies to not deciding that you have a right to threaten to kill someone if he doesn’t hand over the cash drawer.
There used to be a philosophy in America that was widely accepted and understood: the second you point a deadly weapon at another person, you forfeit the right to claim that you believe life is sacred, so nobody’s allowed to shoot you. I can’t believe he didn’t know that armed robbery is a risky career choice.
This story takes another interesting twist, related to whether the clerk will lose his job, and if so, who’s offering him a new one. Click the link to read the rest.
The Unraveling of Leftist Rationalizations: Hillary Clinton’s official feeble excuse for backing out of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C., was “scheduling conflicts” (and not that it also featured Tulsi Gabbard, who’d just blasted Hillary online for slandering her as a “Russian asset.”) Also that former Trump Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was on the bill (Hillary has multiple excuses for everything.) Fellow leftists whose response to everyone who disagrees with them is to demand they be silenced circulated a petition demanding that Fortune drop Nielsen, but the publication, to its credit, refused.
The petition called Nielsen the “architect of baby jails.” There is no part of that that is true. The so-called “baby jails” are detention facilities for children who are illegally brought across the border by adults and are for the kids’ own safety and protection, since we know many of those adults are not really the children’s relatives but just using them to get into the US. Besides, children should not be put into general detention facilities with adults who might be gang members, sex criminals or drug dealers.
As for being the architect of those facilities: they were built under Obama, which means that someone who worked for him was literally the architect.
Finally, on a side note, Jim Geraghty of National Review made a great observation on Twitter:
“Oh, by the way, if Tulsi has all these Russian Bots behind her and promoting her…and she’s still only at 2% in most polls…that doesn’t paint a picture of a particularly powerful or influential Russian propaganda and disinformation campaign.”
True, but remember: to defeat Hillary, the Russian bots were working in concert with sexist men, vote suppressionists, 10-year-old hackers and several hundred other factions of a vast, rightwing conspiracy. It took a village to cheat Hillary out of her birthright to be President!