Evening Edition - May 30

May 30, 2019

I’m always amused that whenever the weather provides an easy premise for jokes (like when a global warming rally is cancelled due to a blizzard in May), leftists sneer that conservatives are too stupid to know the difference between “climate” and “weather” (actually, we do know the difference – we also know the difference between a serious statement and a joke, which leftists definitely don’t know.) Yet, whenever there’s an isolated weather event that could bolster their case, like a summer heat wave, that’s ironclad evidence of climate change.

For instance, unusually costly hurricane damage is proof that climate change is making hurricanes more destructive, and the fact that we’ve overbuilt so many structures on what used to be empty ocean coastline (to quote every HGTV show, “I have to see the beach from my porch!”) has nothing to do with it. 

Likewise the recent floods and hurricanes in the Midwest are being described by the Democratic Presidential candidates as “unprecedented” and ascribed to climate change.  But are floods and tornadoes in the Midwest really unprecedented, or does it just seem that way to people who’ve spent their lives in California or Massachusetts and only fly over the Great Plains?  Are there really more frequent and destructive floods and tornadoes, or do we just have more buildings there to get in their way, and more people and better technology to detect tornadoes that once might have touched down far from civilization, rearranged some dirt, and gone away without anyone ever noticing? 

At the link is some actual historical and meteorological data from National Climate Assessment reports that seeks to answer that question.


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And here’s some more data on why we’re having so many tornadoes, and it’s not because of global warming but because the winter cold keeps hanging on.


In the meantime, remember there is very little new under the sun, even jokes about the weather.  It was in the early ‘60s, over half a century ago, that the great Southern comic, Brother Dave Gardner, made this still-timely observation: “Farmers used to pray to God for rain. Now, they call Washington.” 



One of the many ways in which proponents of socialism have misled naïve young people is by convincing them that socialism is good for the environment (there’s a derogatory term for environmentalists motivated mostly by leftist politics: “watermelons,” meaning green on the outside but red on the inside.) 

In fact, it is capitalist countries like the US that have made the greatest strides in cleaning up the environment while the further left a nation’s government leans (China, for instance), the worse it pollutes.  I’ve written before about the shocking toxic wasteland that was revealed in East Germany when the Iron Curtain came down and reunification began. At this link are more examples of the ravaging of the environment in socialist and communist nations.  This might be worth bookmarking and giving to your kids to read as a homework assignment, to counteract what they’re learning in school about capitalism and the environment.  And history, too.




If the US House isn’t giving Americans a wake-up call on the dangers of entrusting today’s Democrats with any power over their lives, they should take a look at New Mexico, where I imagine voters are experiencing a serious case of buyer’s remorse.  Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has seldom met a far-left hot button issue she doesn’t support, has been in office for all of four months.  Already, she’s denied there’s a crisis at the border and withdrawn the state National Guard troops, leaving communities overwhelmed with a flood of illegal migrants, she’s under fire from Colorado for busing migrants there, and she’s demanding federal aid to deal with the migrant crisis she previously called a “charade.”


And now, the latest leftist transformation of New Mexico: she’s signed onto a state-level version of the “Green New Deal” which mandates the state get 100% of its energy from renewable sources.  This is now the left hopes to get around Congress’ aversion to this insane bill: by forcing it onto the people blue state-by-blue state.  


Since 100% renewable energy is impossible, what this really means is crippling the state’s energy industries and destroying jobs, sticking citizens with skyrocketing power bills, and enriching “green energy” companies through crony capitalism at taxpayer expense. 

Oh, and did I mention the Governor has approved a big pay raise for her Cabinet and agency heads?

I feel sorry for the people of New Mexico, but I hope they’ve learned their lesson.  Maybe the next time they go to the polls, they won’t say, “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” and fill in the “D” circles again.  In the meantime, the rest of America can look at states like New Mexico, California, New York and Washington and feel relief that as bad as the impeachment-crazed Democrats who’ve taken over the House are, it could be worse.  If they weren’t completely obsessed with attacking Trump 24/7, they might actually pass some of their agenda.

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Speaking as someone who wants President Trump to be reelected, I wholeheartedly endorse this week’s trend of leftists furiously attacking our military members on the USS Wasp for greeting the President on Memorial Day by wearing patches on their uniforms that said, “Make Aircrew Great Again.”  I also suggest that they make their accusations of our service people being “fascist,” a “disgrace” and a personality cult that’s disloyal to the Constitution even louder to insure that every voter in America hears them.



We’ve finally found a way to make Hollywood stars realize how annoying it is for Hollywood stars to lecture us about politics: find a star with the guts and brains to go against liberal showbiz groupthink and defend President Trump.

Jon Voigt did just that, and it caused Alyssa Milano (who apparently just sends out deranged leftist tweets for a living now) to have a fury fit.  With a stunning lack of self-awareness, she rushed to Twitter to slam Voight as a “has been” and an “F-lister trying to stay relevant,” adding, “Nobody cares what an out-of-touch actor thinks.”    


Her attack on Jon Voight as an out-of-touch “F-list” actor who should stay out of politics elicited some hilariously brutal responses, many touching on the fact that he’s one of the most award-winning actors of his generation and she’s mostly known for being on “Who’s the Boss” as a ‘tween.  One person said if Jon Voight is an “F-lister,” then Alyssa Milano isn’t even in the alphabet. Click the link to read more.  This one is probably the best:

“One Oscar, 4 nominations, 4 Golden Globes, 11 nominations...Who’s the Boss?”



Conservatives who were hoping that the addition of two Trump-nominated Justices had resulted in a conservative or at least constructionist Court were keenly disappointed on two cases this week.

In the first case, the Court rejected an appeal from students opposing the Boyertown, Pennsylvania, school district’s policy of letting transgender students use whichever bathrooms and locker rooms conform to their “gender identity.” 

In a statement, the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the students, said, “Students struggling with their beliefs about gender need compassionate support, but sound reasons based on common sense have always existed for schools to separate male and female teenagers in showers, restrooms and locker rooms. No student's recognized right to bodily privacy should be made contingent on what other students believe about their own gender. Because the 3rd Circuit's decision made a mess of bodily privacy and Title IX principles, we believe the Supreme Court should have reviewed it.”

The ACLU called the court’s rejection of the case “an enormous victory for transgender students across the country.”  But one of the female plaintiffs in the case said, “My voice is the echo of so many girls who want their voices to be heard and to feel protected. I hope no other girl finds herself in a situation like mine, where I felt powerless and vulnerable in my own school. Every student's privacy should be protected.”

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I fear that with common sense being trampled by the transgender rights movement, the feeling of safety and privacy girls once felt in bathrooms and locker rooms is only the first of many women’s rights that are heading for the scrap heap of history, along with girls’ sports.

 This case proves that Americans cannot rely on the Supreme Court, which is the appeal of last resort, to reinstate common sense in this area, even with an allegedly more conservative majority.  They’ve already proven that they are great at inventing new rights that rip the social fabric asunder, but extremely hesitant to deal with the chaos and confusion that their own rulings create.  If we want laws that reflect common sense, we have to start at ground zero by electing lawmakers with common sense, and that’s something we definitely do not have right now. 




Tuesday's other SCOTUS case involved abortion, and it had to be upsetting to anyone who hoped that recent state laws limiting abortion will lead to the Court reconsidering Roe v. Wade.  The SCOTUS turned down an appeal involving two Indiana abortion regulations signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence.  One that will remain blocked prevented abortions based on the child’s race, sex or disability status.  The other, which remains upheld, allows the state to mandate that "fetal remains" be disposed of by abortion clinics as human remains must be, instead of as medical waste.  The Court found that that regulation did not infringe on the right to abortion and fell under the state’s legitimate interest in the proper disposal of fetal remains.


But the Court’s dodge of the selective abortion issue did not sit well with Justice Clarence Thomas, who, while he agreed with the decision not to hear the case, issued a lengthy and impassioned opinion that states do have a compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of eugenics, which it is devolving into with scientific advances that reveal more about the child while it’s still in the womb.  (Eugenics is the appalling philosophy of thinking humanity can be improved by eliminating “inferior” people.  If you’ve studied World War II, it will sound familiar.) 

Thomas traced the history of eugenics, from Planned Parenthood icon Margaret Sanger through forced sterilization and Nazism, up to today, when nearly all Down Syndrome children in Europe are aborted, 160 million girls have been aborted in Asia, and the abortion rate of black babies is five times higher in New York than for non-Hispanic white babies.  Click the link to read more, and brace yourself for the full horror of it.


Thomas warned, “Although the Court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever. Having created the constitutional right to an abortion, this Court is duty bound to address its scope.” 

He’s right that it’s their duty to deal with it.  But that doesn’t mean they will do their duty.  Not while they can continue to find ridiculous reasons to dodge it, such as liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s bizarre criticism of Thomas’ exhaustive and disturbing essay.  She took issue on grounds that he referred to a pregnant woman as “the mother.”  She wrote, “A woman who exercises her constitutionally-protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother.’”

You can add that one to the ever-growing pile of ways in which the pro-abortion forces must continually deny reality to keep defending the indefensible.




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  • Dusty

    06/01/2019 12:34 AM

    Disney if you have to go away from Georgia per abortion and the whole truth to not kill babies then go. Georgia is getting more business then then they can handle now. We who love our babies do not have to support anything with Disney in the future or the others who decide to go elsewhere we will know you did this and not watch any of your future shows. Who cares. Not the end of the world so much out here today and most of the time I watch GPB and Hallmark and HGTV. Wave bye bye.

  • JC Holland

    05/31/2019 08:40 AM

    What is Bob Barr waiting for? So far, no charges against Hillary or any of the other swamp rats. President Trump needs to change the fake news narrative by bring charges now against all these anti American stooge.
    We main stream deplorables are getting tired of nothing but talk and no action.

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    05/31/2019 01:36 AM

    What SCOTUS did with that decision is like a very sugar coated and bitter pill; very sweet in the mouth for a moment, but it'll be BITTER in the belly for a very long time. Worse, it attacks the 1st A and privacy rights of everyone else. If I was still in school, I'd be skipping gym classes; because I would NOT risk changing with a boy in the locker room, period! Clearly, they don't care about the 1 in 4 women who experience sexual assaults by the age of 18; or the 1 in 6 boys who do either. SO WHAT if we're extremely uncomfortable or having flashbacks or panic attacks? THAT is the attitude. I agree, those who don't know that their DNA tells them what sex they are; and gender is a linguistic tool that does not apply to humans in the least, need our help and serious psychotherapy; but now states are prohibiting that very therapy that they need. How sick is that??? And HOW do we stop them? Common sense has left the world, it seems. It's not "endangered" but virtually extinct.
    I remember John Voigt from his "Midnight Cowboy" days when he was a total leftist; not unlike his daughter, Angelina Jolie; I'm not sure when he realized the reality and turned back to sanity, but he's sure been a strong voice since, and I love it. I'm so glad he chose to speak out to Milano. She needs it, badly too.
    I learned in Sunday School that God knew us before our conceptions; I learned in nursing school that when the sperm and ovum merge and the zygote forms it has different DNA than either parent, and almost always a different blood type than its mother; hence the problems of Rh or ABO incompatibilities. Therefore, that zygote CANNOT be part of the mother's body, so not her choice any longer. That was more than 50 years ago, before Roe V Wade, et al.
    Science hasn't changed; neither has human anatomy and physiology in many thousands of years, and 9 black robed terrorists declaring otherwise can't change it, however much they may want to do so; whether it's denying the humanity of an human fetus, or denying the DNA dictated sex of an individual, of the facts of climate versus weather.

  • Robert F. Dimlich

    05/31/2019 01:05 AM

    All this crazing stuff that is going on in the USA: transgender, LGBT, socialism, abortion, etc., is in defiance of the sovereign God of creation.

  • Joe Allen Kunkle

    05/31/2019 12:43 AM

    With consenting to the killing of one's own unborn offspring continuing to be treated by our highest court as a "constitutional right," as well as the application of abortion in its most barberic forms, the fact that a judgment of "biblical" proportions has yet to fall upon this nation attests to the patience and grace of Almighty God! Nevertheless, He has warned, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever!" (Genesis 6:3) NKJV

  • Marian E. Jacoby

    05/30/2019 11:52 PM

    Mexican tariffs will no doubt encourage House Dems to refuse acceptance of the revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. The Dems are that vicious in thinking about themselves. I wish Trump could withhold their salaries or medical coverage as long as they act this way. Dr. Drew speaks of T.B., Typhus, and other horrific diseases that will quickly spread across our country if we don't address the immigration issue now. When a Congress refuses to do anything and this affects the health of a nation, there has to be something else we can do besides wait for the next election. House Dems need to be more personally affected by the border crisis. The future of our grandchildren is threatened because of a bunch of self-centered, low I.Q. politicians. with no core values.

  • Joan Jacobson

    05/30/2019 11:45 PM

    Perhaps its time for Justice Ginsburg to step down. Anyone that doesn't realize a woman that bears a child is indeed a "MOTHER" shouldn't be deciding important cases that come before the court. She must be becoming senile. Time to go!

  • Granny Anne

    05/30/2019 11:36 PM

    I am in my 80s. My mother told me when I was pregnant with my first child that the doctor told her (when she was pregnant with me) that she should have an abortion as he thought the pregnancy was actually a tumor and should come out. My Dad told the Doctor that if it turned out to be a real baby, he would kill the doctor. Needless to say the doctor delivered a whole and healthy me. I've had a full life of good and bad, happy and sad, up and down and now have two grown sons, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. I am sad to see so many women who want to play with sex and then kill the result. Yes, there can be legitimate reasons, but selfishness is not sufficient.

  • mark poyhonen

    05/30/2019 11:32 PM

    America has fought and won several wars, including a 'cold war' without being so close to being defeated as by the internal conflict we face today.

  • Ellen Russell

    05/30/2019 10:59 PM

    Hi Governor,

    I noted with interest yesterday CBS’ new slogan - “Original News”. What the heck does that mean? Is it a fancy way of saying, “We Make Stuff Up”?

  • Kim Bean

    05/30/2019 09:11 PM

    Love Love Love Jon Voight's portrayal of his character on Showtime's Ray Donovan. Rating Alert - Ray Donovan is a Hard R for pretty much everything, sex, drug use, violence, nudity etc... and the senior citizen Donovan patriarch portrayed by Jon Voight gets as much action as the younger Donovan's, he's extremely un-PC and always has a plan to help his family that ALWAYS backfires with horrific and sometimes hilarious consequences. If you aren't put off by adult content and enjoy great acting & good writing watch the series from the beginning, it's a fun ride.

  • James Appleby

    05/30/2019 08:39 PM

    Missouri most recently passed a law that would place limits on abortion with full expectations of challenges all the way to the Supreme Court. My question is “why wouldn’t it be better to pass a law that does not mention abortion but instead just states that once a heart beat is detected from a fetus then that heart beat is originating from a unique human and all laws that are applicable to humans apply.” Arguments against such a law would be forced to challenge science and further this would move the discussion away from a woman’s rights and instead to a human’s right to exist.

  • William Schlumpf

    05/30/2019 08:37 PM

    Blaming globalwarming/cooling/stay-the-same-ing for current storms is laughable. Few remember the devastating great hurricane of 1938 or the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962 (which killed 40 people at a time when the new Jersey shore was sparsely populated.). And recorded history in these parts only goes back 400 years. But when storms occur today it seems to those who are young, impressionable and have been telelobotomized by the media and brainwashed by our educational system that these things have never happened before. If, however, we look around us and see the geological evidence of catastrophic events, we learn, as my grandfather was fond of quoting from Ecclesiastes, "there is nothing new under the sun."

    Socialism is just another command economy with different people at command. Instead of command economies of old, it places educated fools in places of power and the results are always disastrous. Why? Because the simple minded educated fool sees the world in simple one dimensional ways which is why their plans always fail and also why they are always so sure of themselves. You see "there is nothing new under the sun."

  • Curtis Teel

    05/30/2019 07:26 PM

    Very well stated Bro. mike. They have no idea what they will have to answer to our Great God for what they are doing. God Bless you.

  • Virginia Wible

    05/30/2019 07:11 PM

    I am grateful for your emails, and it helps my total frustration watching the Liberal, Deep state etc seemingly getting away with Everything! I do believe God has a plan, and really is in control, but I’m not young anymore so I would really like to see some justice, before I move on to my heavenly home. God bless you!, Ginnie Wible

  • Sam Sayger

    05/30/2019 07:09 PM

    I cannot but wonder what became of the statistics supporting Globa Cooling ( prevalent among scientists in the 1970's ) opinions among too many scientists who swallowed lots of info that 'a new ice age is coming". I was kinda looking fwd to some cooler summers, bting a farmer, along with my Dad and brothers in the delta of Arkansas and such would be nice now, but it seems that we are just gonna hafta be satisifed with more climate change, sorta like happened a long time ago with the melting of the icecaps from the "ide age"!!
    Sam Sayger

  • Anne Amato

    05/30/2019 07:05 PM

    Dear Governor,
    The "climate change" or "global warming" changes as much as the weather. In looking at tornado activity, (for example), since approximately 1950, we actually have less today than in prior year periods...and the activity is cyclical. The same with flooding. And...some of the flooding is due to non-action by people & governments to properly build and maintain water control facilities until it is too late. It is also due to more people wanting to live close to water sources.
    Also read that the USA produces approximately 15% of the CO2 in the world atmosphere.....which makes the USA by far the least producing of CO2 of developed countries. And....people need to remember....humans exhale CO2....and PLANTS need it....they absorb it as it is necessary for their growth.
    And...as far as methane....and animals...there are over 200 animal species that produce methane. These are cud-chewing mammals such as bison, beef & dairy cattle, giraffe, gazelles, & many others. Circa late 1700's, early 1800's, when settlers began introducing cattle to the continental USA, there existed an estimated 60 million bison. Today there exist approximately 90 million cattle (perhaps less now due to flooding). Point being, that bison barely exist now....but a bison produces twice as much methane as a cow. So...essentially....today it is possible that cattle produce far less methane today than what existed prior to their introduction & decimation of the number of bison.

  • Robin Hansen

    05/30/2019 06:33 PM

    Amazing that Ginsburg, who is a mother, made that statement...??
    The Left repeatedly proves thatSatan is alive & well...

  • Lucy Sensing

    05/30/2019 06:31 PM

    As a former Baptist minister you might agree with me that the corn belt is being destroyed by flooding, and it's possible that God's wrath is being poured our because we flaunt homosexuality and abortion in His face. I believe His Word says "A loaf of bread will cost a day's wages" in the End Times. So thankful Franklin Graham has called for June 2nd to be a National Day of Prayer!

  • Danny Beck

    05/30/2019 06:29 PM

    Mike my dad told me a story many years ago about an Okie that went to west Texas in August. The ground was white, severely cracked, all vegetation burned up and quite a sight! There was an old Texan sitting under a shade tree wearing a big cowboy hat. The Okie said to him, You don't get much rain out here do you? The old Texan never even looked up and said, well when that feller Noey had that big rain we got 1/4 of an inch!!!!!!