Suggested new motto for CNN: "When the news doesn't fit the liberal narrative, don't believe your lying eyes! Believe CNN!"
Due to a series of health problems, 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed opening oral arguments this week for the first time in 25 years. Despite assurances that she’s fine (and I wish her well and hope you’ll all say a prayer for her health), unsourced rumors are flying that she might be about to retire, even as soon as today, and the White House is already preparing, just in case they have to name a successor.
With the SCOTUS now tilted 5-4 conservative, for President Trump to replace a liberal Justice with another Constitution-respecting nominee would cement a solid conservative majority for years (unless if you’re like Chief Justice Roberts and don’t believe there are such things as liberal or conservative judges.) But first, any nominee he names will have to survive a Mount Vesuvius-level eruption of rage from the left and a gauntlet-of-fire confirmation that will make the Brett Kavanaugh hearings look like the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Liberals not only hate-hate-hate Trump with the heat of a thousand suns, but he would be replacing not just any liberal justice, but one they’ve recently raised almost to the level of a deity. There’s been a worshipful documentary about her, a worshipful dramatized movie about her, and any trip to a left-leaning book store will yield a truckload of RBG tchotchkes, with her face on everything from T-shirts to keychains.
While everyone else braces to cover this titanic struggle, I’d like to toss out an idea that’s sure to get ignored once all the outrage and partisan fighting gets rolling:
If you think the entire future of America hinges on a single unelected lawyer in a black robe staying on the job until she’s 150, then we have ceded far too much power to judges.
If you thought Seth Meyers’ snarky tweet during President Trump’s speech about Americans killed by illegal alien criminals was heartless…
…check out this clip of Ana Navarro on CNN. Is she actually auditioning to become the next over-the-top anti-American villain on the WWE? Or is it time CNN just admitted that it’s now become the WWE?
When President Trump said Mexico would pay for the border wall, maybe he didn’t mean all of Mexico. Maybe just certain, highly-deserving Mexican citizens will get stuck with the tab.
Another far-left Democratic Senator who is big on identity politics but lacking in executive experience is running for President in 2020…No, not that one…No, not him, it’s another woman…Oh heck, we’ll be here all day if you keep guessing. Just click the link and find out which one it is.
While many conservatives think that the worst thing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has done is to help sugarcoat and glamorize socialism, they overlook what may be her most pernicious influence on the body politic: her livestream videos of her cooking dinner in her kitchen have convinced less social media-savvy liberals that they, too, have to get down with the hip Internet thang.
And so, we have to endure the cringeworthy display of Sen. Elizabeth Warren taking to the ‘net to drink a beer, almost like a regular person. Now, even worse, Beto O’Rourke tried to illustrate his opposition to a border wall by streaming his plaque scraping during a dental appointment. File this under “Videos that are more painful than a root canal.”
Jim Treacher at PJ Media illustrates that even if you take the left’s arguments against a border wall seriously, they’re still hilarious. He’s not even a wall supporter, but listening to their ridiculous arguments against it have nearly convinced him to build it.
And here by itself is the #1 unintentional humor clip of the day: CNN’s top egomaniac, Jim Acosta, attempts to show up President Trump by going to a section of the border with a steel slat fence and smugly pointing out that he doesn't see any crowds of illegal immigrants trying to cross the border. Yep, nobody’s trying to cross…where the steel barrier is. That sure proves Trump wrong, doesn’t it? Not since “The Office” went off the air has there been a funnier clip of someone making a fool of himself on camera and not even realizing how dumb he sounds.
It’s nice of Planned Parenthood’s president to boldly admit that the organization’s “core mission” is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortions. Now, since it’s illegal under the Hyde Amendment for federal funds to pay for abortions, why is PP still getting over a half a billion dollars of our tax money every year? Oh, right: to pay for all the other women’s health services they provide – except, according to their own annual report, they mostly perform abortions, while the other services are shrinking or nonexistent.
Say, here's a radical idea: how about giving all that money for women's health services to clinics whose core mission is providing women with health services?
Just days after it was announced that the USA had become a net exporter of oil for the first time in decades, British Petroleum-America announced the discovery of an area in the Gulf of Mexico that could produce as much as a billion barrels of oil.
Our last Democratic President piously assured us that we couldn’t drill our way out of an energy crisis, but it turned out we could, if the government would just get out of the way of the drills.
According to Triple-A, the average price of a gallon or regular gas right now is only $2.24. That’s over 27 cents a gallon less than it was a year ago, and down from an all-time high of $3.64 in 2012. To give you an idea of how cheap that is: if you feel nostalgic for the Jimmy Carter era of 1978, when gas was only 63 cents a gallon, you should know that, adjusted for inflation, that would be $2.44 today, or 20 cents more than the current average price.
The cheapest gas is in Missouri, where the average price is $1.87 a gallon, which means at many stations, it’s less. Naturally, the highest gas prices are in tax-happy California, where a gallon of regular averages nearly $3.29. That’s actually a shade higher than in Hawaii.
Let’s hope this news will be one more nail in the coffin of OPEC, which is already reeling from the glut of American oil and gas, and in the idea that the American people are desperate to put another Democrat back in the White House. Why would they want to go back to driving to the unemployment office on $3.64-a-gallon gas?
Congratulations to football/baseball star Tim Tebow, who says he’s the “happiest man in the world.” Click the link to find out why.
I don’t know if this particular alternative to Facebook will ever get off the ground, but I like the idea that conservatives aren’t just sitting around and taking it when the big tech companies censor non-leftist speech. Anyone who thinks Facebook or Twitter are too big to fall to upstart competitors who offer a better service should ask himself, "When is the last time I visited MySpace?"