Evening Edition - January 25

January 25, 2019

For many years, one of the most reliable sources of money for the Democratic party was government workers’ unions.  But that suffered a major blow last summer with the landmark Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  The Court ruled that it’s a violation of the First Amendment to force non-union government employees to make dues-type payments to a union that uses them to help elect political candidates that the workers don’t support.  Since that ruling, tens of thousands of workers have stopped paying fees to the unions, substantially reducing the amount that union bosses have to spend on electing Democrats.

But when that much money is at stake, someone will always come up with a sneaky way to get around the rules.  One such plan is being laid right now in Oregon, with hopes that if they get away with it there, it can be spread to other liberal states.

Under this plan, instead of forcing workers to pay unions directly, the state or local government would divert some money from their pay into a slush fund that would go to the union.  As the story at the link explains, instead of paying a worker, say, $50,000 and making him give $1000 to the union, the pay for that job would be reduced to $49,000 and the other $1000 would go directly into the union fund. 


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There are a lot of problems with this: legal, logistical and (I’m sure this is the least of its creators’ concerns) ethical.  Workers would still, in effect, be seeing what should have been their pay go to political causes they might not support.  Plus, politicians would be giving money to unions that would use the money to reelect the politicians.  When they negotiate contracts, government would represent both labor and management (and nobody would be representing taxpayers.  Or Republicans.) 

You can read more about this shifty grift at the link.  With all the effort that went into concocting this scheme to evade the SCOTUS ruling and the First Amendment, I wonder if anyone ever spent five minutes considering the best way to get workers to want to join a union: represent their interests instead of the Democratic Party’s.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/loads-of-american-workers-are-dropping-out-of-unions-now-liberals-have-a-new-plan-to-save-lefts-cash-cow

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As usual, Jim Treacher at PJ Media manages to be both funny and brutal in getting to the truth of an issue.  This time, he explains why, even though he’s never been a Trump supporter, he’s now thinking of buying a MAGA cap just to defy all the leftist loons in the media who’ve been attacking innocent kids, glorifying a liar who slandered them, and claiming that wearing a cap somehow magically makes you a Nazi.  Worth mentioning: many of the same people who think that Trump supporters should be banned from wearing provocative headgear like a MAGA cap in public were last seen marching in DC while wearing fake genitalia on their heads.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/im-about-ready-to-buy-a-maga-hat-just-to-spite-these-child-hating-a-holes/

 

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Excellent point by Monica Showalter at American Thinker: We have an overabundance of leftists in politics and the media who are more than happy to share their thoughts, opinions and organic pasta recipes with us on both mass and social media.  Some seem never to have had an unexpressed thought.  And yet, they’re being strangely silent about all those Venezuelans who are sick of going without food, medicine, toilet paper or freedom, and who are risking their lives to stand up against their socialist government. 

Even Democrats who have Congressional committee posts related to foreign affairs are tweeting about the Middle East, their canceled European junket and, of course, “Russia! Russia! Russia!”  But nary a word about the biggest story of the day: the Venezuelan people’s rejection of socialism. 

I know, I know: they don’t want to bring “socialism” socialism to America.  They want to bring a different, special kind of socialism, the kind that’s as rare as a unicorn with a horn made of Unobtanium: socialism that actually works and leaves everyone happier, healthier and better off! 

Yeah, that’s the kind that Hugo Chavez promised to bring to Venezuela, too.

Well, there was one Democrat in Congress who tweeted support for President Maduro, even if it put her on the same side as Vladimir Putin and the oppressive Venezuelan socialism she’s denied supporting.  Bet you can’t guess who that was.   

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/that_weird_silence_from_democrats_over_venezuelas_massive_rejection_of_socialism.html

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 Eye-Opening Video:  Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform asked students at George Mason University who is to blame for the government shutdown.  Their answer: Trump, of course!  Then he asked if they’d change their minds if Trump offered a compromise that included things the Democrats say they want, like an extension of protection for DACA recipients.  Oh, yeah, if he did that, then the Democrats should for sure take him up on it!  And did the students know that he already did do that and Nancy Pelosi rejected the offer before he even made it?...

Click the link to see their reaction to finding out what’s actually been happening instead of what they’ve been led to believe has been happening. 

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11796


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This links to a story involving one of my favorite people in Congress, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw.  He makes the point that this week, the leftist media let their bias lead them into committing four major journalistic blunders, and three of them were “fundamentally anti-Christian.”

While that part of the story is well worth reading and discussing, I want you to visit this link particularly to see the time-lapse video embedded in it.  It shows the staggering size of the crowd that turned out for Friday’s March For Life in Washington, DC.  That’s relevant because one of Crenshaw’s examples of anti-Christian journalistic malpractice is that the March For Life drew a vastly larger crowd than the next day’s anti-Trump Women’s March. But the Women’s March got approximately 15 times more media coverage. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/dan-crenshaw-explodes-media-pushes-3-anti-christian-stories-7-days/

 

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While you’re making your Super Bowl party plans, remember that if you want Chick-fil-A food in your spread, you’ll need to pick it up the day before.  I’m sure they could enjoy a big sales boost if they just stayed open that day.  But there’s something more important to Chick-fil-A’s leaders about Super Bowl Sunday than making money.  That’s because to them, it’s still “Sunday,” so they will remain closed, as usual. And that even applies to the Chick-fil-A outlet inside the stadium.   

https://www.westernjournal.com/l/slarson/chick-fil-stands-christian-values-refuses-open-super-bowl-sunday/

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Valuable Lesson: When you admit thinking that being “morally right” is more important than being factually accurate, it’s a bad idea to start a public dispute over numbers with Washington’s top fact-checker.  It’s sort of like a mouse challenging a whale to a pie-eating contest.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/washington-post-fact-checker-defends-column-on-ocasio-cortez-in-response-to-her-attack-on-twitter

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The CEO of Proctor & Gamble, parent company of Gillette, is standing behind and doubling down on that company’s controversial ad that scolds men for being bullies and sexual harassers.  At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, he insisted that there is “an issue with toxic masculinity,” and the video “started a conversation.”

Say, here’s a nifty conversational point: just one week after being released, that Gillette video is already #28 on YouTube’s list of the Top 50 Most Disliked Videos of All Time.  If you factor out music videos, which are notoriously polarizing, it’s #12.    

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/01/24/proctor-gamble-ceo-doubles-down-on-gillette-ad-there-is-an-issue-with-toxic-maculinity/

Defenders of that spit-in-the-customer's-eye video are trying to turn the negative reaction around by accusing its critics of being hypocrites.  They say that if conservatives think men shouldn’t set a good example and not be bullies and sexual harassers, then why are they so touchy about a video that agrees with them, hmmmmm? 

That’s a simplistic and distorted response.  Of course, most men don’t like bullies and sexual harassers and will stand up against them.  But the ad implies that all men share the guilt of the bad apples, and if they’re not shamed for it, most men will just stand around like gawping lumps, flipping burgers on the grill and roboticly repeating, “Boys will be boys.”  It shows an incredible level of disrespect for men by a company that makes products it wants men to buy (aside from their razors for women, which as Greg Gutfeld noted, are pink – check your own gender stereotyping, Gillette!)

At this link is perhaps the best rebuttal to that ad I’ve read so far.

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-so-many-people-bothered-by-the-Gillette-advert

It explains not only why so many men find it offensive, but why women who love those men also find it offensive.  It’s written by a woman, who was inspired to write it by her dad, whom she thinks really does represent “the best a man can be.”  He made her turn the ad off halfway through because he said he didn’t need to be insulted any more.

He doesn’t need a “woke” razor company to tell him how to be a strong, competent, kindhearted, hard-working, God- and family-loving man, because he got those values from places like the Bible, his church and his own dad.  He’s spent a lifetime reflecting and passing on those values in countless ways, and the deep love and admiration his daughter feels for him shines out from every paragraph.

Read this.  It’s a heartwarming tribute to a real  father and an antidote to all the nastiness we’ve endured this week from elitists slandering good Christian Americans they don’t even know. I promise, it will make your day. 

 

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  • David Kidd

    02/10/2019 11:43 AM

    Mike~You hit the nail on the head Everytime!

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/28/2019 10:17 AM

    ON ROGER STONE’S ARREST - This Mueller/FBI early morning invasion sounds more like a Police/ Military/ Authoritarian State - like Russia, NKorea, Iran, Nazi Germany, China, Turkey and such and not at all like the United States of America, "the Land of the Free and the Land of the Brave!" Treat a citizen like a terrorist or a serial murder?!! Unheard of and disgraceful! Which Communist’s or Russian’s idea was it?! Citizens must be shocked and in righteous indignation must register their disapproval, disgust, and protest this Special Prosecution/ Counsel's violation of a citizens' rights and over-reach!! Mueller Team of big fat liars and their accomplices hunting for the small fry liars instead of finding the truth and exposing it. We know who had colluded with the Russians and Iranians, China, etc., – Hillary, Obama, Comey and some of his FBI cronies and the Democrats!
    Sen. McConnel and his Democratic and Republican cronies are rail-roading President Trump! He’s part of the problem besides Pelosi, Schumer, etc. Thankfully, Speaker Ryan is out although replaced by Pelosi who’s a millstone around our necks!! McConnel, Feinstein, etc., have their hands in the pie with the Chinese and God knows who else!
    The President isn’t to be blamed! There was no reasonable way the “shut-down” could be prolonged with the problems at the air-port and coast guard functionality, etc., except for the President to extend the olive branch for now. Dems were maximizing the “Blame Trump” and “Trump-shutdown” slogan. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pelosi and the Dems paid some of the TSA to stay home on false pretenses! We ask the Lord God to guide the President to find a solution that would put the Democrats to shame and reveal their wolf-interior!

  • Amelia Little

    01/28/2019 05:11 AM

    Thank you for the article by Kristina Carlson. My Daddy was also the greatest man I have ever known--he worked 4 jobs to support 7 kids in the 50's and 60's, finally quitting all those to work for the road department. He led by example more than by talking--he was a quiet man. All the men I knew while growing up (mostly farmers with cattle) were a man's men--but respectful of others, kind, not a bully or rapist among them that I heard of.

    A few things about the democrats who mostly did not mention the failure of socialism in Venezuela--because they don't want US citizens to be aware of that. brad sherman mentioned "restoring democracy." Now, I didn't think democracy and socialism are pretty much the same. He can't have BOTH. And it seem that ocasio thinks trying to change or oust a duly elected President is horrible--if it's in Venezuela, but seems to be downright okay in the US?

    As for the questioning of religion for nominees--if the decision the democrats make are based on the nominee's religion--shouldn't that have to be a standard for ALL judges, justices and CONGRESSMEN? Bet they won't go to the Supreme Court and ask all the Justices (well, they've probably grilled Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh enough.) If they are worried that any nominee's having a religion would taint their decisions--wouldn't it be the same with all those already on the bench, or in office in Washington DC. I wonder if any of them (gasp) attend religious services. From the grilling of current nominees--it seems no one should be seen attending any services.

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/27/2019 08:16 PM

    ON ROGER STONE’S ARREST - This Mueller/FBI early morning invasion sounds more like a Police/ Military/ Authoritarian State - like Russia, NKorea, Iran, Nazi Germany, China, Turkey and such and not at all like the United States of America, "the Land of the Free and the Land of the Brave!" Treat a citizen like a terrorist or a serial murder?!! Unheard of and disgraceful! Which Communist’s or Russian’s idea was it?! Citizens must be shocked and in righteous indignation must register their disapproval, disgust, and protest this Special Prosecution/ Counsel's violation of a citizens' rights and over-reach!! Mueller Team of big fat liars and their accomplices hunting for the small fry liars instead of finding the truth and exposing it. We know who had colluded with the Russians and Iranians, China, etc., – Hillary, Obama, Comey and some of his FBI cronies and the Democrats!
    Sen. McConnel and his Democratic and Republican cronies are rail-roading President Trump! He’s part of the problem besides Pelosi, Schumer, etc. Thankfully, Speaker Ryan is out although replaced by Pelosi who’s a millstone around our necks!! McConnel, Feinstein, etc., have their hands in the pie with the Chinese and God knows who else!
    The President isn’t to be blamed! There was no reasonable way the “shut-down” could be prolonged with the problems at the air-port and coast guard functionality, etc., except for the President to extend the olive branch for now. Dems were maximizing the “Blame Trump” and “Trump-shutdown” slogan. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pelosi and the Dems paid some of the TSA to stay home on false pretenses! We ask the Lord God to guide the President to find a solution that would put the Democrats to shame and reveal their wolf-interior!

  • Mona Lisa Killion

    01/27/2019 07:44 PM

    I was watching the local news in Los Angeles and the story about Roger Stone being arrested. Then a photo of Robert Mueller was shown with all his minions and I said to myself: “Have you no shame? Have you no decency?” Then I looked up the verbal exchange between Judge Joseph Welch and Senator McCarthy who was attempting to brand as a Communist, a young lawyer in Welch’s firm. I looked up the exchange. It still applies to Mr. Mueller.

  • LeeMar Zarr

    01/26/2019 06:03 PM

    I did not present this idea in the full format that I should. Therefore, I re-presenting it with the additional information.

    Let’s look at AOC 70% “Tippy-Top Flat Tax Scale” idea. The flat tax is a simple extraction idea. Here is a possible logical scale that is fair to the poor and middle class and upper-middle class as well. Here is TTFTS idea.
    1. $250M+ (unlimited)==70%... 5. $550K+ to scale 4==30% 9. $01.00+ to scale 8==.025%
    2. $100M+to scale 1===60%... 6. $200K+ to sale 5===20%
    3. $50M+ to scale 2====50%... 7. $100K+ to scale 6==10%
    4. $1M+ to scale 3=====40%... 8. $35K+ to scale 7===05%
    This is a logical fair flat tax scale. No one is free from paying a flat tax, and the tax is based upon the abilities to pay as it is a simple post card size piece paper. The off-set would be for those businesses and self-employed that would be logically making the most money. Those that are not business owners and/or self-employed naturally get the personal exemption reduction. This makes a lot of middle class and lower middle class income tax free and the upper middle class would only pay about a 5—10 % max tax.
    Of course this is something that could very easily work, simplify all the tax laws and reduce a lot of tax fraud etc…so naturally Congress would never approve it.
    “Tippy-Top Flat Tax Scale” phase two: I realize I did not present this in a “full fashion” as I should have. The higher brackets of 50%--70% are extracted primary annually as I said, these would be predominately business owners and/or self- employed. The annualized tax base of 50%--70% would naturally be filed at the end of the tax year with the standard deductions established for the tax year 2019. The federal government has access to these tax scales (all scales), payments for personal income all year until the tax return form is filed for the previous year. Since the funds for business and personal income should never be co-mingled the corporate tax rate should be at the 20% for $50M--$500M, the 35% rate should be $500M+ to a $1B. Therefore, any business revenue over $1B should be at the 25% level. Any self-employed or business with revenues less than $50M should be at a 15% tax rate. The business revenues are paid quarterly just like normal and the business “off-sets” are the established ones we have had for years with the added new requirements as established by different sessions of Congress.
    The “Tippy-Top Flat Tax Scale” scale of those that this program is designed primarily for will be taxed higher and have fewer personal income off-sets, BUT these are the individuals that are able to pay the higher personal income tax a lot easier. It is a simple demand (tax payment scale), and supply system. Those that can supply (make the higher tax payments), the most are the ones to meet the demand the easiest. This logical “Tippy-Top Flat Tax Scale” is actually a lot more fair, reasonable, reliable and most of all it does not punish or severely penalizes/burden the poor, the middle classes (lower, mid, upper), nor the very affluent, as they can afford the higher taxes with less stress by the simple fact they have more money to pay the higher tax requirement. The old "marketing cliche'" it's a WIN /WIN for the majority.
    Again, this is something that could very easily work, simplify all the tax laws and reduce a lot of tax fraud etc…so naturally Congress would never approve it.

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/26/2019 05:08 PM

    ON ROGER STONE’S ARREST - This Mueller/FBI early morning invasion sounds more like a Police/ Military/ Authoritarian State - like Russia, NKorea, Iran, Nazi Germany, China, Turkey and such and not at all like the United States of America, "the Land of the Free and the Land of the Brave!" Treat a citizen like a terrorist or a serial murder?!! Unheard of and disgraceful! Which Communist’s or Russian’s idea was it?! Citizens must be shocked and in righteous indignation must register their disapproval, disgust, and protest this Special Prosecution/ Counsel's violation of a citizens' rights and over-reach!! Mueller Team of big fat liars and their accomplices hunting for the small fry liars instead of finding the truth and exposing it. We know who had colluded with the Russians and Iranians, China, etc., – Hillary, Obama, Comey and some of his FBI cronies and the Democrats!
    Sen. McConnel and his Democratic and Republican cronies are rail-roading President Trump! He’s part of the problem besides Pelosi, Schumer, etc. Thankfully, Speaker Ryan is out although replaced by Pelosi who’s a millstone around our necks!! McConnel, Feinstein, etc., have their hands in the pie with the Chinese and God knows who else!
    The President isn’t to be blamed! There was no reasonable way the “shut-down” could be prolonged with the problems at the air-port and coast guard functionality, etc., except for the President to extend the olive branch for now. Dems were maximizing the “Blame Trump” and “Trump-shutdown” slogan. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pelosi and the Dems paid some of the TSA to stay home on false pretenses! We ask the Lord God to guide the President to find a solution that would put the Democrats to shame and reveal their wolf-interior!

  • Terrie O'Neal

    01/26/2019 01:50 PM

    Dear Mike- Do you know about the private watchdog group in Wa. State? It is called Freedom Foundation, located in Olympia, Wa.
    It was started many years ago by a CPA who served in the state cap. as rep.- he saw the horrible things going on and set up the Freedom Foundation. Tom McCabe is the CEO and the Freedom Foundation began a knock-on-doors campaign to inform. caregivers they do not have to join the union. Many have withdrawn their memberships. It is so exciting!!!! Go to FreedomFoundation.com or if you want to talk to a person call 360-956-3482. They have some interesting information, on the amount of money the union has lost. Sicum Mike! Sincerely
    Terrie O'Neal P.S. I am not a robot!!!!!!

  • Terrie O'Neal

    01/26/2019 01:50 PM

    Dear Mike- Do you know about the private watchdog group in Wa. State? It is called Freedom Foundation, located in Olympia, Wa.
    It was started many years ago by a CPA who served in the state cap. as rep.- he saw the horrible things going on and set up the Freedom Foundation. Tom McCabe is the CEO and the Freedom Foundation began a knock-on-doors campaign to inform. caregivers they do not have to join the union. Many have withdrawn their memberships. It is so exciting!!!! Go to FreedomFoundation.com or if you want to talk to a person call 360-956-3482. They have some interesting information, on the amount of money the union has lost. Sicum Mike! Sincerely
    Terrie O'Neal P.S. I am not a robot!!!!!!

  • Terrie O'Neal

    01/26/2019 01:50 PM

    Dear Mike- Do you know about the private watchdog group in Wa. State? It is called Freedom Foundation, located in Olympia, Wa.
    It was started many years ago by a CPA who served in the state cap. as rep.- he saw the horrible things going on and set up the Freedom Foundation. Tom McCabe is the CEO and the Freedom Foundation began a knock-on-doors campaign to inform. caregivers they do not have to join the union. Many have withdrawn their memberships. It is so exciting!!!! Go to FreedomFoundation.com or if you want to talk to a person call 360-956-3482. They have some interesting information, on the amount of money the union has lost. Sicum Mike! Sincerely
    Terrie O'Neal P.S. I am not a robot!!!!!!

  • L. Walker

    01/26/2019 01:44 PM

    OR - diverting State employees pay to Unions - WHO will pay the Federal Income Tax and State Income Tax and Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax ????????? OR - which does not have a SALES TAX - passed a SALES TAX on Health Insurance PREMIUMS - but does not apply to Govt employees (or something like that) - using the $$$ for "abortions" or something ……………..

  • LeeMar Zarr

    01/26/2019 12:27 PM

    Let’s look at AOC 70% “Tippy-Top Flat Tax Scale” idea. The flat tax is a simple extraction idea. Here is a possible logical scale that is fair to the poor and middle class and upper-middle class as well. Here is TTFTS idea.
    1. $250M+ (unlimited)==70%... 5. $550K+ to scale 4==30% 9. $01.00+ to scale 8==.025%
    2. $100M+to scale 1===60%... 6. $200K+ to sale 5===20%
    3. $50M+ to scale 2====50%... 7. $100K+ to scale 6==10%
    4. $1M+ to scale 3=====40%... 8. $35K+ to scale 7===05%
    This is a logical fair flat tax scale. No one is free from paying a flat tax, and the tax is based upon the abilities to pay as it is a simple post card size piece paper. The off-set would be for those businesses owners and self-employed that would be logically making the most money/income. Those that are not business owners and/or self-employed naturally get the personal exemption reduction. This makes a lot of middle class and lower middle class income tax free, and the upper middle class would only pay about a 5—10 % max tax.

    Of course this is something that could very easily work, simplify all the tax laws and reduce a lot of tax fraud etc…so naturally Congress would never approve it.

  • elizabeth pinkocze

    01/26/2019 11:56 AM

    Dear Gov, appreciate your daily updates and watch your show. How about Pelosi keep her word, the gov is open, now SOTU address will be held on date she set. Then, negotiate for border security and wall. If they continue to refuse, President use all his power to build the wall. This has gone on far enough in our country. The pink light on the WT tower for abortion rights!!! Dear God, they have no soul. And the smiles on Cuomo and those behind him amazed me. The murder of innocents is great idea! We need to pray constantly, every day, all day. Never stop praying for our country and our children. God is listening and we can be certain He has this. Just pray and watch. God Bless You.

  • Robert Gruy

    01/26/2019 11:36 AM

    MIKE---I BELIEVE THAT A HUGE MAJORITY OF PROBLEMS AROUND THE WORLD ARE A RESULT OF ELECTED "LEADERS" AND OTHERS APPOINTED TO POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY---COLLEGE PRESIDENTS FOR EXAMPLE---BEING C-O-W-A-R-D-S! THE LATEST LUNACY AT NOTRE DAME, THE REMOVAL OF STATUES(NEW ORLEANS WHERE THE COWARDLY MAYOR LANDRIEU DID IT AT NIGHT!) AND ETC. SPINELESS CAVE-INS TO THE "OFFENDED" WITHOUT EVER ASKING THE MAJORITY FOR THEIR OPINION!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    01/26/2019 11:16 AM

    How many people have considered that the 3 " groups " of people at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial had no idea the other groups were going to be there ? The kids were planning to catch their bus, while the other groups were probably there because it's a common " protest " site. EVERYTHING that's group-related is likely to be on video these days - and ascribing motives / narratives / memes ? to the people in these videos without knowing the background of said " participants " ... is childish ;-}

  • Flo Huckabee

    01/26/2019 10:39 AM

    Wait! Would taking money from ones check by the state and giving it to unions, that do not represent me, not be a form of tax WITHOUT representation?

  • Becky Aheren

    01/26/2019 10:01 AM

    I had such a knot in my stomach today because of the left mocking Trump over his opening the government. I knew it was coming, some are poor losers, some are poor winners. Chuckie is the latter. I can see why Trump did it, he really cares about the citizens, and hurts him to see them suffering especially border patrol, and Coast Guard. I don't have much hope of the dems negotiating, or Pelosi, inviting Trump to give his speech. It made me sick to see, Pelosi, and SChummer making such a show how much they cared about the workers suffering, yet refused to vote for them to be paid in the shut down. I thought most could see their hypocrisy, but the left doesn't see anything except hate Trump, make him hurt, at all costs. The social media, just ignores things they don't want to see, and pretend they did not happen. I talk with them all the time, they are so intent on trashing our president, you cannot have many civil conversations, all though I keep trying, hoping I will reach someone. And it puts me in contact with many that feel the same way I do. I love your news letters, and thank you so much for them, that there is a level head around like yours. Gives me hope. Why I am writing is a concern I now have. With Trump warning the left of his next move on the wall, does that not give them time to prepare for it? They will have their corrupt lawyers all lined up to stop him, as soon as he does it? Would love your thoughts on this.

  • TOM LARSON

    01/26/2019 09:42 AM

    It is disturbing to hear all of the clatter touting low approval ratings or President Trump. But it is not hard to understand considering all of the negative poison spread by the NEWS! Both sides are not clear;y presented. I wonder if an honest approval poll was conducted regarding the approval rating of the NEWS, if it would show a lowering approval rating of the NEWS! If it wasn’t for all of the innocent people being hurt by the closure of the government, I wish Trump had kept it closed. To me, his decision to reopen the government showed a deep concern for the people!

  • James Robert Huffman

    01/26/2019 09:37 AM

    I agree 100 percent with your comments today.

  • T E ISAACSON

    01/26/2019 09:29 AM

    GOOD MORNING: THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK. I AM AMAZED BY THE MIND SET IS OF PEOPLE THAT FOLLOW NATIONAL TV NETWORKS, CNN & OTHER NEWS PAPERS & MAGAZINES. THE BIG PEOPLE HAVE BOUGHT OUT THIS COUNTRY, HOLLYWOOD, LOBBYIST, POLITICIANS, BANKING ETC. I PLAY PITCH WITH A BUNCH OF SENIORS SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. LAST NIGHT AT A TABLE OF 4 A LADY SAID TRUMP WAS OUR WORST PRESIDENT EVER. ME & ANOTHER GUY ASKED WHERE SHE GOT HER NEWS. SHE IS STILL IN LOVE WITH HILLARY. I WORKED IN ARKANSAS FOR YEARS WHEN BILL WAS GOVERNOR. OBAMA TRIED TO RUIN OUR NATION & MANY STILL DO NOT SEE IT. THERE IS A CLASS OF PEOPLE THAT DOES NOT REALIZE THE DEBT & MONEY PRINTING WILL RUIN FUTURE GENERATIONS.

  • Preston Price

    01/26/2019 09:19 AM

    I look forward to your posts, newsletter, (and especially your TV show). Thought that you might enjoy a rebuttal to the Gillette that was produced in Australia. It is almost as if someone wanted to start a conversation than just make a statement.
    Gillette - Toxic Femininity (Newly released) by Domestic Violence Australia
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X94TPrzWsI
    Respectfully,
    Preston

  • Lisa Ford

    01/26/2019 06:10 AM

    Today I felt a little overwhelmed, by the news. I truly don't need any commentary after our best President speaks. And I truly mean that. That whole masculinity junk, sick of it. You know my Dad was a construction worker, family mechanic & Baptist minister. As a young girl growing up, the last thing I would have wanted, was a feminized version of that. Kids need a safe place to run to. Dad's got my back kinda thing. And yes, he was strict. But amazingly, not one of us kids went to jail, we go to church still, even heading into our retirement years & we always had jobs. Maybe not what we wanted to do, but we all were survivors. Do what you gotta do to make it through. That's a good Dad. Teaches their kids to love God, go to work, take care of your own business & stay out of jail. And, always had the right answers when needed. That's the way a "family" support system works. At least, in days past. We would have never thought the marriage laws could be changed & so many allowed it to be changed. Maybe after fixing abortion laws, marriage laws should be next. And one more comment on today. Dear ol' Nancy & Chuck were busting with pride today. But pride goes before the fall. Love your explanation of the mess we are in today, keeps me from really getting upset. Like you calm the storms for us. Thank you Gov!

  • Jeff McClure

    01/26/2019 04:32 AM

    Governer, I been reading your newsletters for quite a while and appreciate and look forward to them daily! Just had to write to let you know Google tracked me and a negative article appeared on my Google news mysteriously from the DAILY DOT. I wondered how long it would last till they try to stifle you! You have always been on the radar, and the roaring lion is on the prowl! They will stop at NOTHING to stop any threat to their agenda!

  • Jo Gonzalez

    01/26/2019 01:23 AM

    The opting our of Union dues apply in California, but, you have to "apply" to do so, and they created so many forms, and applications that on purpose, it is such a hassle most people skip it.

  • Rebecca Holstine

    01/26/2019 12:39 AM

    I love men, I love my husband of 57 years. I love my two sons. I have always been treated nicely and respectful by men in my long life. The reason for that is, I had high standards and expected it from those around around me. If they showed signs of anything differently, I walked away. Maybe some of these women have a problem with men, because they don't demand anymore than what they are getting. Some women like the "bad boys" and then complain because they are "bad boys". I can honestly say, there are a lot more decent, kind and mannerly men, of all ages, out there than the type they tried to portray. Maybe the woman that wrote that stupid commercial needs to go look for one.