I admit, I don’t bother mentioning every nonsensical tweet from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but just to catch you up on a couple of recent doozies:
AOC claimed President Trump’s attacks on Rep. Adam Schiff are “deliberate, atrocious, targeted antisemitism.” Two questions: (1.) Does she really think the only reason Trump wouldn’t like Adam Schiff is because he’s Jewish? (2.) Adam Schiff is Jewish? That literally never even occurred to me until she said it.
Well, it’s good to know she finally found a form of anti-Semitism she and her “squad” won’t defend.
And what would an AOC round-up be without a couple of wacky ideas to remake America into a socialist wonderland? How about full welfare benefits for all illegal immigrants, who deserve it because they do so much for us?
And while we’re at it, let’s do away with prisons entirely, which she compares to Jim Crow, slavery and other Democratic inventions. She said we need to find a more “just” way of dealing with criminals than putting them behind bars (after all, they do so much for us.) I’d suggest forcing them to read her Twitter feed, but that would be cruel and unusual punishment.
The UN is facing a $230 million cash shortfall. It could run out of money within weeks and is looking at scaling back conferences, services and official travel.
So why the problem? I’m sure the Demmedia (our new abbreviation for the merged political party/media outlets) will try to blame Trump. After all, he did say this at the UN just last month:
“The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique. It is why we in the United States have embarked on an exciting program of national renewal. In everything we do, we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens.”
Trump has also talked about cutting the money we give to the UN. However, the US still contributed $674,206,698 toward the UN’s budget in 2019, nearly $83 million more than the previous year. So why the shortfall?
Because all those other nations who lambaste Trump for being a nationalist and not caring enough about the world and the UN are not (just as Trump has said) paying their fair share. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that “member States have paid only 70 percent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019.”
So for all its high-flown talk about global unity, it seems that the one thing the United Nations members are truly united in is the belief that America should pay their bills for them.
Having joined the crusade against AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles that have been dubbed with the nebulous term “assault weapons,” the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods revealed that not only did the chain stop selling those rifles, they did their bit to help keep them off the street by destroying roughly $5 million worth of inventory.
This should definitely make a lot of Americans think long and hard. I refer, of course, to the stockholders of Dick’s Sporting Goods, who seem to have a CEO who doesn’t understand how market capitalism works. He’s not only driving customers to competing stores that don’t limit their inventory and insult their customers by suggesting they might be wannabe mass shooters, he also admits to destroying $5 million worth of inventory. And to what end? Did the makers stop making rifles, or like every other manufacturer on Earth, do they follow the credo expressed by Jay Leno in Doritos commercials: “Go ahead, we’ll make more”?
On a related note, the latest FBI stats show not only that so-called “assault rifles” continue to account for only a tiny fraction of all gun deaths, just as they have for years, but that violent crime is down under President Trump. The standard Demmedia (that’s Democrats/media, all the same thing so might as well abbreviate it) response is to claim that violent crime has been going down since the 1990s. Which is almost true – except that it did go up in the last two years of Obama, but has since started falling again under Trump, which the media have given him zero credit for.
As John Hinderaker at the Powerline blog notes, the only obvious difference was that in the last two years of Obama, we saw the rise of divisive, anti-police rhetoric that’s since been ended at the top.
Of course, there could be one other factor to that drop in violent crime: since Democrats started openly talking about taking away our guns, there’s been a big jump in the number of concealed carry permit holders, up by 1.4 million just since last August. And as for the “progressive” left that claims it wants to protect women and minorities, and also to make us safer by taking away our guns, guess which two groups are mostly responsible for the big increase in concealed carry permits?
Guess women and African-Americans decided it was a bad bet to rely on “Beto” O’Rourke to come swooping in like a superhero (“Look! It’s Flailing Arm Man!”) if they were menaced by a violent criminal, mass shooter or criminal illegal alien released back onto the street by some liberal Democrat mayor.
I realize that in the era of 24/7 “resistance,” it’s almost hopeless to expect Congress to actually get anything done. But if ever there were a bill that everyone should want to support, this is it: