Marijuana advocates are angry at President Trump for saying that being a pothead “does cause an I.Q. problem.” I think their exact response was, “We are…what’s that word, dude?...Uhhh…outraged! Yeah, outraged!”
For the record, there are studies that suggest smoking pot doesn’t cause lasting brain damage, but anecdotal evidence that it does can be found in the election results of blue states that have legalized it.
Speaking of I.Q. problems, watch leading Senate Democrat Richard Blumenthal try to make the case that the Senate must call witnesses and subpoena evidence because the House's impeachment case is "bereft of evidence."
FYI: In the real world, if prosecutors are stupid enough to mount a case that is "bereft of evidence," what the jury must do is acquit the defendant. What has he been smoking? Incidentally, note how ABC News helped him and the Dems out by carefully omitting that part of his quote from their story. They could be House Democratic impeachment managers!
In San Francisco, the (of course) Democratic city official responsible for keeping the streets and sidewalks clean has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption. Gee, what was their first clue? I hope the agents didn’t step in it while wearing their good shoes…
The late Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan coined the phrase “boob bait for Bubbas” to refer to Republican politicians using tough, right-wing rhetoric to appeal to conservative voters when they had no intention of doing anything about it. For instance, talking about cracking down on illegal immigration when they really intended to reduce the number of illegal immigrants by granting them amnesty. You might recognize this as the kind of disingenuous double-talk that voters got so sick of, they elected Donald Trump because they wanted someone who speaks bluntly and actually does what he says.
But I think it’s time to adapt that phrase for the Democrats because they’re currently dealing with the fallout from a similar problem I’d call “boob bait for Bolsheviks.” Thanks to the growing number of younger, activist primary voters who have been indoctrinated (i.e., “miseducated”) by schools into thinking that socialism is a fine and workable system, Democrats who are old enough to know better have been forced to pander to them by mouthing support for crazy, far-left ideas that have destroyed every nation where they’ve been tried.
I can’t believe that most of them are dumb enough not to know that a nation with a trillion-dollar annual deficit despite record tax revenues, plus a $23 trillion+ national debt, cannot afford to provide free college tuition to everyone, pay off everyone’s student loans, and provide free health care to everyone within its borders. Yet recall that infamous debate moment when all the Democratic candidates raised their hands when asked who backs free health care for illegal immigrants. The question might as well have been, “Who here will say anything to win the nomination?” It was clearly “boob bait for Bolsheviks.”
Unfortunately for the Democrats, they’re now having their own Trumpian moment. Those young voters are tired of hearing that sweet utopian socialist rhetoric only to have the candidates act even halfway responsible once they’re elected. They want someone who’s just crazy enough to actually believe in an unworkable, disastrous system like socialism – someone who’d actually take his wife to Soviet-era Moscow for their honeymoon. And so, Bernie Sanders is rising in the polls, and establishment Democrats are panicking over what to do about it, just like establishment Republicans did over Trump.
Fortunately, their party does have a much stronger apparatus for stopping candidates who get out of line, including a compliant media…
But will that be enough to stop Bernie from winning the nomination this time, setting up 2020 as an epic choice between capitalism and American greatness (Trump) and a true believer in the socialist system that’s brought nothing but oppression, poverty, death and corruption everywhere it’s been tried (Bernie)?
Do you see now why they’re so desperate to kneecap Trump? That’s their only hope if they’re unable to kneecap their own leftwing version of Trump.
CNN’s Don Lemon has responded to the intense angry backlash over a panel discussion Sunday in which he and two guests made themselves crack up laughing over what dumb, illiterate “boomer rubes” Trump voters are. Lemon’s alibi is that he was laughing so hard at the first joke at Trump’s expense that he just didn’t hear all the ensuing jokes aimed at 63 million American voters. If he expects us to believe that excuse, then he must truly believe we are as dumb as his guests said we are.
The best part of this story: Lemon’s average audience is a paltry 713,000 viewers, but as of last night, the video clip has garnered 11 million views on Twitter alone. As one Twitter user pointed out, it took two days for anyone to notice it, and then it got over 15 times more views when posted to a Twitter account with 20,000 followers than it did when it aired on CNN. Well, of course: people actually look at Twitter.
PS – At least one former CNN pundit didn’t buy Lemon’s excuses and blasted him for destroying trust in the media and his claims to be nonpartisan. If it’s any consolation, nobody had trust in CNN or believed Don Lemon was impartial.
“Huckabee” writer Laura Ainsworth was understandably smug to hear this news, which bolsters her theory that desperate Democrats will find some way to get Michelle Obama onto their November ballot. I could imagine Biden being the nominee with Michelle in the Vice Presidential slot, then at the last minute, he’d have to step aside for health reasons after he sticks his foot in his mouth and nearly chokes, leaving Michelle to top the ticket.
If that doesn’t happen, Mrs. Obama will have to ask herself whether it would be worth trading in the luxurious life of Beyonce-level adoration she currently enjoys for a job once described as being “not worth a bucket of warm spit.” In that job, she’d get to go to funerals. In her current gig, she gets invited to things like the Grammy Awards, which she won on Sunday for Best Spoken Word Recording, just for reading her own book. She was such a shoo-in that fellow nominee John Waters joked last month that he was very honored to be chosen to lose to Michelle Obama. Pundit Matt Margolis offered to bet anyone $1,000 that she would win and got no takers.
While the Grammy Awards had a lot of controversies this year, with scandals erupting over internal charges of sexism, sexual assault, racism and vote rigging (and these people lecture us about our morality!), it’s hardly news to hear that some categories, at least, are not exactly a level playing field. For instance, if you have no musical talent and want to win a Grammy, just be a big name Democratic politician and put out an audio version of your book about yourself.
As the Washington Post reports, since 1997, 17 politicians have been nominated for the Best Spoken Word Grammy for reading their books of, let us say, "varying quality." All have been Democrats (surprise: they’ve never nominated me. Not even for “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy!”) Barack Obama won twice. His 2008 win was against especially tough competition: Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter and Alan Alda (it’s the first time Alan Alda has been the most conservative person in the group.)
In a completely unrelated story, the TV ratings for this year’s Grammy Awards fell to another all-time low, reflecting a massive 53% drop since 2012.