Must-Read Story! Actor/screenwriter Vince Vaughn (one of Hollywood’s rare outspoken Libertarians) is getting the usual blowback from the Twitter hive mind who want to “cancel” him for the unforgivable sin of being seen shaking the President’s hand at a football game and speaking to him and the First Lady cordially for less than a minute. You see, because some deranged basement dwellers with social media accounts HATE-HATE-HATE Trump with the blazing heat of a thousand suns, we’re all supposed to act as if that’s normal and the only acceptable view or else be banished to the cornfield.
(For the record: I’ve spoken cordially to Trump and shaken his hand a number of times, and I’m not worried about being “canceled.” In fact, my TV ratings are up 25% from a year ago, and they were pretty darn good then.)
I’m fairly certain Vince Vaughn isn’t going to be intimidated either, if this anecdote from an Iraq veteran is any indication. The vet recalls the day Vaughn visited the camp to entertain the troops. Note: this wasn’t just any USO stop. This was a front-line camp in the “Triangle of Death,” where there were daily casualties from snipers and mortar fire (Vaughn’s helicopter came under mortar fire when he was landing.) It was so incredibly dangerous that no entertainer ever dared to visit the troops there. Well, nobody except Vince Vaughn. Read it all, then try to imagine him being afraid of what some keyboard warriors might say about him on Twitter.
In Virginia, where Democrats are trying to use their narrow control of the legislature and governor’s seat to cram decades worth of leftist wish list items, from the ERA to radical pro-abortion and anti-gun laws, down the public’s throats, the people are organizing open revolt. Gov. Ralph Northam is so terrified of what he’s unleashed, he declared a state of emergency and banned legal gun owners from carrying guns on the grounds of the state house during an upcoming rally to defend Second Amendment rights, a move some organizers are calling unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, sensing a growth opportunity, West Virginia is offering to accept Virginia counties that want to secede.
This could be the perfect solution. Ninety percent of Virginia could join West Virginia and start a huge new state called “Real Virginia” with lots of GOP House members. Then all the people who wanted Virginia to be in the control of radical leftist proponents of post-birth abortion and gun confiscation could stay in the Washington suburbs and form their own tiny state called "Left Virginia." (That's politically left, not like "the people who left Virginia.") Lump it in with Washington, and D.C. could finally have the statehood status it’s long been lobbying for. It would even make Rhode Island feel better because it would no longer be the smallest state.
One condition: "Left Virginia" can't have any Senators until it proves it can be responsible. That should take at least a hundred years.
I’ve often said that one of the worst mistakes our generation made was in letting the education system be taken over by leftists. The poison fruit of that mistake can now be seen in surveys showing that young people have been indoctrinated to believe socialism is a great system where people “care” about each other, and capitalism and free markets are evil, greedy and harmful.
But one young man who thankfully was not infected is Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA. He’s discovered two simple questions to ask young people that can shatter their allegiance to socialism in 15 seconds flat. This is definitely worth reading, if you ever talk to anyone under 50.
Why banning guns will never stop violence: At a Tampa, Florida, Walmart where legal gun owners are banned from carrying weapons, a sharp-eyed security guard noticed a woman had filled her basket with an assortment of items readily available on the store shelves that could be easily assembled into an IED nail bomb lit by a shoelace for a fuse.
I expect liberals to respond to this by demanding a ban on “MacGyver” reruns.
I always tell people not to take any polls seriously until the election is much closer. But this is a poll that isn’t meant to be taken seriously (it’s not even real), yet I think it’s probably the most believable poll I’ve heard in months.
War On Sanity Update: New Hampshire is the latest state to consider a law restricting girls’ school sports to those who were born female, in response to rising outrage about biological male students who “identify” as female winning all the girls’ trophies and scholarships.
To women who still believe that the Democratic Party protects or cares about women’s rights, note that a similar bill was introduced in the US House by a Republican Congress member. It didn’t get a single Democratic vote.
To those who continue to insist that “identifying” as the opposite sex means you are the opposite sex, I’ll pass along a joke I heard last week about a driver who was stopped for driving alone in the car pool lane. He told the cop that his preferred pronoun was “they.”
Hey, the cop had to let “them” go, right?