Welcome to the Weird, Weird World of Liberalism, where forest fires that have raged across California since the dawn of time are Donald Trump’s fault, but the idea that there's voter fraud in Florida is just a crazy conspiracy theory.
Your Special Veterans Day Edition of Fake News
Liberal news sites and celebrities roundly trashed President Trump as a shameless, disrespectful coward for canceling a trip to a World War I cemetery in France due to bad weather. But the AP later issued a correction, noting that the determination to ground the President’s helicopter in dangerous weather is made by the Marine Corps and the White House Military Office, not the President.
If you think that stopped the negative media reports and tweets attacking Trump for canceling the trip, then you really haven’t been paying attention to the media for the past couple of years. Good for you!
More Facebook intolerance
Latest dispatch from the front lines of one of the most intolerant industries in the world, which inexplicably thinks it is the most tolerant industry in the world.
Campaign News Update
There’s not much point in commenting at length on what’s going on in the never-ending counting of “votes” (it now seems necessary to put that in quotations, since Democrats would like for it to encompass legitimate votes, blank ballots, ballots filled out by illegal immigrants and other non-citizens, ballots left unattended in school cafeterias, ballots found in car trunks and driven around in rented vans by who-knows-who, ballots filled out in back rooms by Democratic poll workers, votes from beyond the grave submitted via Ouija board, bar napkins with Democratic candidates’ names on them that were swept up after their Election Night loser parties, and whatever else they manage to think up this week or next month.)
This story is sadly nowhere near a resolution, and commenting on it at length will just give you and me both a headache and acid reflux. Suffice to say that Broward County’s elections office corruption (I’m beyond granting their chief voting official the benefit of the doubt that she’s merely staggeringly incompetent) is thicker, murkier and smells worse than the Okefenokee Swamp, and contains even more snakes and vermin. Despite this, the Republican candidates for Governor and Senator are still in the lead, although Broward has yet to count the mail-in votes from the Honduran migrant caravan.
But Republican Matt Caldwell, who won his race for Agriculture Commissioner in Florida, has already seen his win reversed by the amazing magical ballot boxes of Broward County. And he’s filed his own lawsuit, which reportedly includes an affidavit by a Broward Elections employee claiming that the worker witnessed other employees filling in blank ballots, and after reporting it, was fired and told not to come back.
And just in case you’re tempted to fall for the Democrats’ cries that questioning these “ballots” is some form of voter suppression (hey, the cemeteries are filled with Americans who deserve representation, too!) or limited to parts of Florida, check out this story of an Illinois election judge whom Democrats demanded be removed because she reported blatant voter fraud that she saw with her own eyes.
Last week, I said I was tempted to joke that to prevent clashes at the polls, Republicans will vote on November 6th and Democrats on November 7th. I decided not to even make that obvious joke because I figured Democrats would accuse me of seriously promoting voter suppression. Little did I know how many Democratic votes really would be cast after Election Day was over.
In Georgia, Democrat Stacy Abrams refuses to concede to Brian Kemp in the governor’s race, with Democrats claiming that thousands of ballots have been “found.” Where, in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall’s porch? (A little Johnny Carson reference there, for my older readers who’ve lived through decades of Democrats padding their vote totals long after the election has ended.) Republicans say that Kemp’s lead is so large that it is mathematically impossible for Abrams to win, but then, math has never been the Democrats’ strong suit.
And in Arizona, as the “votes” continue being counted, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a far-left “progressive” Trojan horse candidate whose disdain for her own state and the intelligence of its voters was revealed repeatedly during the election, first pulled into the lead from behind and is now increasing her lead. Make of that what you will. UPDATE: She is the newly elected Senator from Arizona...
Finally, in a related note, two explorers are currently vying to become the first person ever to cross Antarctica alone. Considering my job is to keep up with the never-ending election chicanery and the antics of the upcoming Democratic House, I wonder if either one of them would like a little company?
As mentioned in Saturday’s newsletter, Saturday was the 243rd birthday of the United States Marines. At the link, some tweets from America’s top leaders, commemorating the occasion.
Nothing is free when it comes from government
For all those tempted by the left’s siren’s song of “Medicare For All,” here’s a round-up of studies showing what that “free” health care would actually cost you in individual states. For instance, would so many Florida voters have backed a far-left candidate for Governor who’s still refusing to concede if they’d realized that his single-payer government health care would require the state sales tax to be raised from 6% to 39% to pay for it? That probably would have turned off most of Gillum’s voters, both alive and dead.