Hop, hop, hop! The kangaroos running this impeachment court are hopping like mad. To make the biggest jump of all --- the impeachment itself --- they have to build substantial momentum.
Hop! On Monday, members of the House Intelligence Committee are expected to view Adam Schiff’s draft of their impeachment report.
Hop, hop! On Tuesday, the Committee is scheduled to vote on the report.
Hop, hop, hop! On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Jerrold Nadler, holds its first hearing, using the Intel Committee's draft to “consider formal charges.” The committee will bring in four "academic" types to explore the Constitutional grounds for impeachment. That should be rich; there will be no actual evidence; just lots of speechifying to stoke Democrats’ partisan desires. At this writing, the Republicans have been allowed one such witness, one out of four, to argue the other side; perhaps they will be given more, but I guess it’s up to Nadler, who seems to be making the rules up as he goes along, just as Schiff did.
Feeling sorry for the media
Maybe it’s just the charitable spirit of the holiday season, but I almost find myself feeling a little sorry for liberal news media people. The economy’s booming, jobs are plentiful, paychecks are rising, Christmas bonuses are arriving, the stock market just set its 100th record high since 2017, and our troops are gradually coming home and not getting sent off to new endless wars. No wonder people are filled with more holiday cheer than they’ve felt in years. They showed it over the past two days, with Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales shattering previous records.
And yet, the poor schlubs in the media have to get up every day – even on major holidays – and try to find ways to convince us that the President is evil and incompetent, everything is awful, and the world is coming to an end. Well, they don’t HAVE to…they could just report the news…but sometime during the last Administration, they decided that their job was to be a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, and now they’re seemingly stuck with it. It’s put them in the awkward position of having to put a negative spin on everything President Trump does or says, and that often makes them look, frankly, idiotic.
For instance, last week, they had to find some way to put a negative spin on Trump honoring Conan, the heroic military dog who helped chase down the world’s #1 terrorist. Give them credit, they tried to make petting a dog and killing terrorists sound bad. They looked like absolute fools, but they tried.
Most people take a day off on Thanksgiving, but the poor reporters who have to generate anti-Trump fake news couldn’t even take a break for some tofu turkey with faux soy sausage stuffing. Several outlets slammed Trump just for taking the day off, as you’d expect he would, with the snarkiest being Jessica Kwong of Newsweek. She tweeted out a Newsweek article titled, “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more,” and added, “As with any other day of the year, Trump will probably be tweeting, or expressing his opinions in another way.”
Her attempt at slamming Trump went awry when it turned out Trump’s “golf trip” to Florida was actually a cover story for a secret flight to Afghanistan, where he and First Lady Melania Trump visited American troops in a war zone.
Ms Kwong admitted her error and deleted the tweet, calling it an “honest mistake.” But it really wasn’t; it was a negative assumption based on political bias and personal animosity, which aren’t “honest mistakes” for a journalist, but failings that should never be allowed to influence your work. To her credit, she at least deleted her incorrect tweet. Newsweek simply did a little rewriting on their initial false report and left it standing.
As usual (and one of the reasons the media hate him so much), Trump had the last word, with a tweet juxtaposing Newsweek’s claim that he spent Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing with photos of him with the troops in Afghanistan, and this observation:
“I thought Newsweek was out of business?”
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
The poor anti-Trump fake news generators also had their tired mockery explode in their faces like a trick cigar after Trump tweeted, without comment, a meme showing his head on the muscular body of Sylvester Stallone from “Rocky.” The media haters were split, with some ridiculing Trump as a delusional egomaniac and others (apparently seriously) debating whether he really thinks his body looks like that.
Within 24 hours, their shallow, self-centered bias became glaringly evident after Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters duplicated the photo and put it on posters to thank Trump for signing two bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong. They waved the Trump/Rocky posters as thousands chanted, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” instantly turning the Trump/Rocky meme into a symbol of fighting oppression.
Maybe the media should knock off their reflexive anti-Trump hysteria and consider that Trump does have a lot in common with Rocky: he’s a regular guy from New York who was mocked by the press because nobody expected him to win, and now they can’t figure out how he can keep taking so many blows and still keep punching back.
Our prayers for the victims of the stabbing attack on London Bridge that killed two people and injured three others. And a big Huck’s Hero salute to the brave members of the public who grabbed whatever was at hand for a weapon and wrestled with the attacker before police arrived and shot him dead (of course, this being the UK, nobody had a concealed carry permit or the victims might not have been killed or put in the hospital while waiting for the police to arrive.)
To show how far down the leftist PC rabbit hole the UK has fallen, the attacker was reported to be someone “known to the police,” who had been convicted of a charge related to Islamic terrorism but was let out of prison last year after agreeing to wear an electronic monitor (and what a deterrent that was!) As Sky News reports, in a tale that redefines the meaning of "clueless," he “was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation, according to The Times. The report said the man had threatened to blow up Fishmongers' Hall - where the conference was held and the attack began - before proceeding to stab the victims.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said 20,000 most police will be put onto the streets to reassure the public, adding, "But I have long argued that it is a mistake to (let) serious and violent criminals out of prison early and it is very important that we get out of that habit and that we enforce the appropriate sentences for dangerous criminals, especially for terrorists, that the public want to see."
It's a long-overdue acknowledgment of reality, but Britain was long overdue for having some leaders like Johnson who don’t turn a blind eye to reality, even when it’s stabbing them with a knife.
Shortly after the attack in London, a similar stabbing attack took place in The Hague in the Netherlands. Three victims were injured, but have already been treated and released. Police are searching for the suspect, and at this writing, they don’t know the motive or if it’s related to terrorism or the London attack. This is a developing story, so keep an eye out for updates.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed."
- Deuteronomy 31:8
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