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JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT
According to several media outlets (including – warning! – the New York Times, which has about as many reliable sources inside the Trump inner circle as I have WWE championship belts), President Trump plans to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. I won’t say to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat because, despite what the Democrats seem to think, nobody owns those seats except the American people.
I have a long-standing policy that I don’t report on rumors from unnamed sources. News isn’t “news” around here until it’s actually news. The only real news at press time is that media outlets are claiming this will happen, so take it with a pinch of salt.
However, if Trump does choose Barrett, I think she will be an excellent choice. I also expect Democrats to unconscionably smear and slander her for her pro-life stance and Charismatic Catholic faith (while assuring Catholic voters that Joe Biden is a devout Catholic they can support, despite his backing for unfettered abortion.) I think the scorched earth approach they took to slandering Brett Kanvanugh may backfire bigly, particularly with suburban moms, considering Barrett is not only a brilliant jurist, attorney and former law professor, but the mother of seven children, including a special needs son and two black children adopted from Haiti. Sen. Diane Feinstein already tried attacking her religion during her confirmation hearing for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. It went over like a lead balloon and Barrett was confirmed 53-47.
Many people are talking about Joe Biden’s “home in bed by 9 a.m.” campaign, but there are also questions about why his running mate Kamala Harris is equally MIA. She hasn’t held a press conference since Biden picked her 45 days ago. Does she really need two months to “prepare for the debate” with Mike Pence?
But Harris did finally speak out in public this week. Americans' support of BLM is plummeting and polls show people are sick of violent rioters and bullying thugs masquerading as “peaceful protesters” and want more police to restore law and order. Even Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi finally felt forced to speak out against the lawlessness.
However, during an appearance at the NAACP’s national convention Thursday, Harris was effusive in her praise of Black Lives Matter and the ongoing protests. Harris praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of BLM, adding, "I actually believe that Black Lives Matter has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system." She also hailed the protests as “an essential component of evolution in our country," declaring, “the people's voices must be heard, and it is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudly -- and obviously peacefully." I'm sure the DNC was relieved that she tacked on that last part as an afterthought.
Maybe this will give a clue as to why the Democrats have been keeping her hidden and would rather have nobody speak for their ticket than her. She gives away what the real governing philosophy will be if they can just get enough voters to take in the Joe Biden Trojan Horse.
I don’t want to let this weekend without calling attention to this outrageous and under-reported story. I’m amazed it came from the New York Times, so credit is due.
So-called “peaceful protesters” invaded a quiet residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, and threatened a homeowner, demanding, “How dare you fly the American flag?” on his own property and ordering him to take it down. When he refused, they wouldn’t leave and threatened to come back and burn his house down. How "peaceful" of them.
That’s when some of the man’s neighbors stepped up, blocked the thugs and told them to leave. One of those neighbors is Terrance Moses, a black veteran who runs a non-profit that helps fellow veterans. He told the Times, “We don’t go around terrorizing folks to try and force them to do something they don’t want to do. I’m a veteran. I’m for these liberties.”
Those who defend the protesters always point to the First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceful assembly. But there’s nothing “peaceful” about threatening to burn someone’s house down for flying an American flag (if the SCOTUS can rule that burning a flag is free speech, then flying one certainly is.)
Once upon a time, when parents taught kids traditional values, they learned that their right to swing their fists ended at the other person’s nose. This is what you get when you combine liberal parenting, liberal schools and liberal government: a crop of young people who think they have a right to punch people in the face for exercising the First Amendment rights that they abuse for themselves.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS COMING BACK
First, President Trump helped convince the Big 10 to reverse themselves and agree to bring back college football this fall. Now the Pac-12 and Mountain West are coming back. In all, nine of the 10 FBS conferences now plan to have seasons completed by December 20th so that the championship teams and the teams for the holiday bowl games can be picked.
I’m glad to see college football coming back, both for the fans and for the players who were being denied a chance to hone their skills, show their stuff and possibly advance to the NFL. But speaking of the NFL, I do have some advice for all these college players: don’t go out on the field to virtue-signal your leftwing politics, show disrespect to America and imply that your fans are racists. Go out on the field and play football. If you’re going to be the future of the NFL, then make it better than the present NFL. Otherwise, by the time you get there, there might not be an NFL anymore.