Evening Edition - April 2

April 2, 2019

At UC-Berkeley, where riots have broken out over conservatives trying to speak or hold rallies, and where a student was recently punched in the face by a leftist thug just for manning the table of a Republican student group, the head of the law school says that President Trump’s executive order requiring protection for free speech on campuses is not only unnecessary but “almost certainly unconstitutional.”

I’ve suspected for a while now that Berkeley professors believe free speech is unnecessary and unconstitutional, but it is nice of them to finally make it official.

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=12050

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Must-See Video of the Day!  Astounding proof of the old axiom that fanatics eventually become what they claim to hate.  In this case, “progressive” college students raised on a diet of identity politics and white guilt tell documentarian Ami Horowitz that they are, like, totally okay with all-black dorms, gyms and graduation ceremonies – in the name of giving African-Americans a safe space, of course.  Meanwhile, black people have an entirely different reaction to the leftist white kids’ endorsement of bringing back segregation.  Add that to socialism, anti-Semitism, measles, 90% tax rates and all the other terrible things of the past that “progressives” want to bring back.   

If these students really want to be “woke,” then they need to wake up and realize that they are parroting the same attitudes voiced later in the video by a KKK wizard who seems happy to learn that leftist college students are coming around to the Klan’s way of thinking on segregation.

https://youtu.be/BoxU_iWCov8

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Bad news: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is still telling her few remaining viewers unfounded conspiracy tales about Trump/Russian collusion.  Good news: it no longer takes MSNBC two years to correct her.  They now correct her lies on the news crawl below her face while she’s telling them. 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/embarrassing-rachel-maddow-lies-about-mueller-report-as-msnbc-chyron-tells-msnbc-viewers-the-truth/


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This week, in the name of “democracy,” Senate Democrats plan to introduce a Constitutional amendment that would disenfranchise about two-thirds of the states by eliminating the Electoral College.  Take a good look at who’s running California (Gavin “Open Borders” Newsom) and New York (Andrew “Let’s Celebrate Infanticide” Cuomo) and imagine the same voters who picked them picking the President…forever. 

This article has more information on the Democrats’ latest dangerous and immature reaction to losing an election they thought they had in the bag, plus something that every article could benefit from: some quotes from me.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dems-will-try-abolish-electoral-college-week-proposed-constitutional-amendment/

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Despite its ridiculously high taxes (or perhaps because of them – and because of having far-left leaders like Mayor Bill DeBlasio who couldn’t run a water faucet with instructions engraved on the sink), New York City is facing a budget shortfall.  So their brilliant solution to that (and to traffic congestion) is to start charging drivers $11.50 per car or $25 per truck to enter the city.  I assume that toll includes all the trucks that deliver food and other consumer products, which will be getting even more expensive to cover the fees to enter the city. 

As someone who used to have to go to New York City every weekend to do my TV show before I moved to TBN and our studio in beautiful Hendersonville, Tennessee, I’d like to offer them a better solution.  If they really want to raise money, don’t charge people to enter New York City, charge them to leave it.  They can even charge a much higher rate.  I’m sure plenty of people would gladly pay it.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ny-needs-money-desperately-considering-charging-people-enter-heart-nyc/

 


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Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi surprised a lot of people last week when he released a chapter from an upcoming book taking the media to task for its two-year-long self-delusion and departure from traditional journalistic standards in promoting the nonexistent Trump-Russia collusion story.  No surprise, many of his liberal readers were not happy at getting this bucket of cold reality dumped on them when they’re used to outlets like Rolling Stone reinforcing their smug, comfy preconceptions.  So Taibbi has been getting some pretty hateful tweets since it came out.

This week, he tries to get back into the left’s good graces a bit while still gently urging them to come out of their safe spaces and venture out into the light of truth. 

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/taibbi-trump-russia-mueller-investigation-815060/

In this article, he repeats just enough popular false beliefs of the left (that Trump started the Obama birth certificate story when it was actually Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or that Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house, when that was actually Tina Fey on “SNL”) to make his usual readers feel comfortable while prodding them to think about reasons why Trump might have won that don’t involve elaborate Russian conspiracies or even 63 million Americans being racists. 

He tries to make them see that maybe Trump was tapping into a genuine anger and resentment among working (and unwillingly unemployed) Americans against condescending coastal and DC elitists who didn’t seem to care about their problems.  At one point, he concedes that Trump’s argument that “most Americans were struggling because both parties were feeding from the same campaign-finance teat, pimping themselves out to huge job-exporting corporate donors” was “let’s face it…more than a little true.”

I commend him for going that far in admitting the truth.  It's downright revolutionary for a political piece in Rolling Stone, which has been peddling the same far-left socialist swill in between glossy ads for expensive sneakers and electronics for decades.  He could also have mentioned that people were fed up with Obama’s policies that didn’t work and that the Democrats had nominated possibly the most off-putting candidate in history, but baby steps.

I’d also like to point out that while he takes to task all the pollsters and pundits who got it wrong and says that Michael Moore was one of the few media figures who thought Trump could win, I confidently predicted a Trump win well in advance of the election and never wavered.  You see, I’d actually visited those states Hillary needed to win and didn’t visit.  Also, I’d written a book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” warning those same coastal and DC elites about how out of touch they were with the rest of America, that came out well before Trump even announced his candidacy. 

If liberals had read my book, it would have saved America the $30 million the Mueller probe wasted, plus the cost of all their therapy.  They wouldn’t even have needed to read the latest issue of Rolling Stone, unless they wanted to find out about Mick Jagger’s heart surgery (get well, soon, Mick!)


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I am going to comment on a story about something tweeted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but before you read it, please note that I have no intention of piling on and mocking her, as she often accuses Republicans of doing.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/twitter-erupts-aoc-shows-knows-nothing-free-market/

She tweeted, “Croissants at LaGuardia (Airport) are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE.” (sic) Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive?”  

A lot of conservatives thumped her for making a non sequitur argument: the relative cost of a croissant at the airport has no connection with what the minimum wage should be.  She fired back, “GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant - it’s about the value of human worth. But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway. 

Yes, all that misses the point, but personally, I’m inclined to cut her some slack.  I don’t think she was making a serious economic argument.  She was just blowing off steam, like someone who says, “If they can put a man on the moon, why can’t they make these catsup packs easier to open?!”

However, this does make for a great “teachable moment.”  Why is a $15-an-hour wage too expensive?  It isn’t, in many occupations.  But if it’s more than the local market will bear for unskilled labor, and the government forces businesses to pay it anyway, then it becomes an unaffordable cost of doing business and leads to higher prices (like $7 croissants), layoffs and closures – which is exactly what’s happening to restaurants and other small businesses under new $15 minimum wage laws in liberal cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

And why is an airport croissant $7?  Because you’re buying it in the airport.  Just like labor, location is a cost of doing business.  Getting a vendor contract in the airport is expensive.  Once you get in, the rent is incredibly expensive, and there are other costs and fees on top of that.  Since airports are run by local governments, the croissant costs $7 because of the cost of government involvement.  That would come as ironic news to a socialist like AOC. 


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Lucky for airport vendors, they have a captive audience, so they can actually get $7 for a croissant.  Customers of other businesses that have to raise prices to cope with the high costs of government (including a $15 minimum wage) can go elsewhere or eat at home, so they’re out of luck, and out of business.  (AOC should ask the owner of the place where she used to bar-tend before being elected to Congress; he shut down due to the high cost of the $15 minimum wage.)

So I won’t mock AOC for tweeting that complaint. Instead, I’ll thank her for giving me a great opportunity to point out how increased government involvement and expensive mandates destroy businesses and make consumer products unaffordable for all but the “rich.”

Lesson: If you want poor people to be able to afford croissants, then you should embrace capitalism.   

https://www.amazon.com/Pierre-Natural-Butter-Flavored-Croissant/dp/B00B044BFA/

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For some reason – probably because the Russia collusion story imploded, so the media and the Democrats need something that sounds nefarious to accuse the President of – this story about his staff’s security clearances is being treated as actual news.

https://apnews.com/1759ac2858ee4aafb041f91cbd6d86e9

My response to any Democrats questioning whether someone in Trump’s staff deserves a security clearance would be this: Did Hillary Clinton lose her security clearance after exposing over a hundred classified documents to Russia, China, North Korea and Anthony Wiener’s laptop?  No? Then shut your pie holes.

 

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One reason why I love visiting Israel is that the most important history of the world, the events related in the Bible, took place all around you and on the soil beneath your very feet.  More proof of that was just unearthed by archeologists excavating beneath a former parking lot in Jerusalem who found a 2600-year-old clay stamp reading, “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King.” 

https://www.westernjournal.com/archaeologists-uncover-definitive-proof-bible-passage-middle-jerusalem/

The only other place that name is recorded is in the Bible, in 2 Kings 23:11, where he is named as an official of King Josiah who implemented religious reforms:

“And he removed the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance to the house of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the precincts. And he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.”

While we can’t say with 100% certainty that the two are the same Nathan-melech, there’s a very high probability, considering the age of the seal and where it was found: in the ruins of an administrative building that was destroyed during the Babylonian destruction of the First Temple in ancient Jerusalem.  

The vice president of the City of David Foundation told the Times of Israel that this is “an extremely exciting find for billions of people worldwide.”  He said, “It is truly fascinating to watch how archeologists have uncovered more than 12 layers of Jerusalem history in what used to be a parking lot until just a few years ago,” and “The ongoing archaeological excavations at the City of David continue to prove that ancient Jerusalem is no longer just a matter of faith, but also a matter of fact.” 

The seal adds to a growing body of archeological evidence that the Bible is not merely a collection of stories, but a historical record of real events – and further refutation of the ridiculous claim by enemies of Israel that it is not the historic homeland of the Jewish people. 

 

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  • Gary Stilwell

    04/03/2019 07:34 PM

    I am going to give you some feedback that you will NOT like--because of it's use of currently unacceptable language.
    The jerks in hollywood, or wherever they come from) opposing and threatening sanctions on Georgia for the Legislature's stand on abortion should all be shot at the stake--but that act would be a really serious waste of good ammunition. These assholes are are actors--their whole life is wound up in make believe. Why they have ANY valid contribution to the human race is beyond me. The State of Georgia has my unfettered support for their moral stand on this issue.

  • Linda Mataya

    04/03/2019 04:10 PM

    I tried forwarding your articles today and was stopped with an error message by facebook

  • Richard Featherstone

    04/02/2019 11:27 PM

    Just returned from seeing UNPLANNED. GREAT MOVIE. Going there, I was probably not a "really convinced" pro-Planned Parent Hood or pro-life but after seeing that movie my mind is made up -- PRO-LIFE is the only way to go. Unfortunately there is very little advertising out on UNPLANNED -- I saw it on your letter. Talked to some other viewers and they felt the same as I do. ADVERTISE THIS FILM -- IT IS EYE OPENING AND VERY WORTHWHILE.

  • Diane Gross

    04/02/2019 11:24 PM

    Mike-love your evening edition. With regard to your report on progressive students being okay with the principles that basically spell segregation---here's another example/question to ask someone on this topic: what is the difference between saying, "colored people" and "people of color"? For those of us old enough to remember, the term "colored people" was used to distinguish one portion of the populous from another (and at the time, was not considered offensive). Now the younger generation is "okay" using the term "people of color" and even though it may pass as virtuous and trendy for the PC crowd---it has the very same effect---segregating one portion of the populous from another. Here's an idea: let's all just refer to people as....well, people!

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    04/02/2019 09:07 PM

    I think when the democrats get around to conducting an inquisition (they don't know how to investigate) on the security clearances, they are going to find the Obama holdover doing the security clearance adjudication has a very flexible double standard. Most of the people he tried to deny were becasue of "foreign influence". don't recall that being applied to anyone in the Obama white House!

  • Carl Smith

    04/02/2019 08:52 PM

    Your comment just Revealed the WHY behind the movement to eliminate the electoral college. The Left in Californika controlling THAT media are all NON-Producers that can read scripts and PLAY LIKE they are someone or thing that is a Fantasy! The east Coast abides by AOC's theory that They PRODUCE nothing but earn money by speculating and earning Interest off the Folks. The Producers who are Hillary's Deplorables who actually make things and get their hands dirty just need to follow Senator Mazie Hirono's advice and Just Shut and get out of the way while the Female Adults tell you what to do. Imagine how difficult it would be for the media to have to communicate if they were spread out over America? CNN headquarters in Bismarck ND, MSNBC in Provo Utah, ABC in Lubbock TX. NBC in Columbus GA., CBS in Concord NH., and Fox in St. louis MO.

  • sandra blakeI

    04/02/2019 08:50 PM

    I enjoy reading your newsletter and getting a different perspective from what the liberal media gives.

  • Jerry Korba

    04/02/2019 08:18 PM

    Every time California gets mentioned UC Berkley used as an example nonsense is the outcome we should mention California less its so depressing, the lawmakers there had the logical portion of the brain carved out. Wonderful piece about AOC unfortunately it would take a semester where ever she skipped school at to explain it to her. No it won't get understood. My rant tonite is the coverage of creppy Biden nobody cared about him for the last 20 years we have a problem on the Southern Border Congress should be talked about 24/7 until we get Reform of our Immigration laws. Media can fill their time slots after we get reform. Now I don't give a rip about creepy Biden old Mold Sanders if I want to see him I will drive past KFC I won't do that either. The Border issue is bigger than healthcare and the other issues; we can care for that internally the border needs our attention. Congress has to act now it is causing more problems by sitting on their hands than fixing problems oh just like the left. Congress the Media the left make problems they can not fix them like everything else it needs to hired out by professionals we need conservative help. Help wanted Republicans get to work! Reform Immigration...........

  • Linda Hebert

    04/02/2019 07:55 PM

    Loved your comments, Governor, regarding OAC and the costs of croissants! Yesterday must have been her bad hair day because Liz Chaney also sent her back to the Little Red School House to learn about the U.S. Constitution and how to pass a bill. "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it" John 1:5 (NIV).
    p.s. I think Liz Cheney would make a great republican candidate and a great president.

  • David A McClure

    04/02/2019 06:57 PM

    "If you want poor people to be able to afford croissants, then you should embrace capitalism...". AMEN Mike!!
    "Shut your Pie Hole..."... OMGeeeeeeee- even FUNNIER when written by a former Governor... THANKS! Dave M

  • Melana MacLeod

    04/02/2019 06:40 PM

    Re: Security Clearances......et all.... I can see the entire Nancy Pelosi Team sitting around the conference table with all the "hot stories to take down Trump" lined up. All the little envelopes with the latest "scandal". Each one has the scandal written down and then the name of the House Rep. that will be dropping it to the press after the latest one was shot down as yet another lie. This has all become so predictable it's actually now funny to see their "shock". Then I just pull up a chair real close to the TV, grab the popcorn and watch the news media foam at the mouth over it all.

  • Dell Rubin

    04/02/2019 06:20 PM

    I enjoy are articles. Very informative.
    Thank you for supporting President Trump.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/02/2019 05:54 PM

    NY Taxes: Locals dont know about pending state, county taxes aside those in NYC area.
    Scary & now Up the Exodus 100X once those West of city see taxes rise