WHEN FACT-CHECKS TURN INTO FACE-PLANTS
As part of the “Everything Trump Says Must Be Disputed” mindset of the press, the Washington Post rushed to “fact-check” Trump’s remark that the 20 most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. You’d think that when the facts basically confirmed what Trump said, they would have quietly dropped the idea but no: “Everything Trump says must be disputed!!” And so, they ran their fact check:
What the actual facts showed were that, of the 20 cities with the most violent crime, only 17 were run by Democrats (including the top 10.) Two were liberal cities whose mayors are officially “Independents” (Las Vegas and San Antonio.) And one, #17 Jacksonville, Florida, has a Republican mayor. Among the top 20 for violent crime per 10,000 residents, all but #5 Springfield, Missouri (Independent mayor) are run by Democrats, with no Republican-run cities.
But they aren’t ALL run by Democrats, so take that, Trump! Scroll through the linked article for the reactions. You’ll enjoy them.
Conservative comic Mark Dice joins the rush to apologize for everything.
ERASE THE PAST
And today’s demand to erase the past is…(spins big wheel of random “social justice”)…to rename John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California! His sons respond.
THERE THEY GO AGAIN
Instead of recapping all of this in detail (based on a New York Times story quoting unnamed sources, what did Trump know about Russia and when did he know it?!), I’m just going to direct you to this story and quote Ronald Reagan: “There they go again.”
NY VOTERS OPPOSE DEFUNDING THE POLICE
A poll found that up to 60% of New York State voters oppose defunding police (which sounds low to me, even in New York), even though most do agree that there is a pattern of excessive violence against black people that needs to be addressed.
Meanwhile, in the midst of riots and a big spike in shootings, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced plans to cut $1.5 billion from the city’s policing budget. That’s not just stupid, it’s a special high-water mark of dumbness that should be officially designated as “DeBlasio-Level Stupid.”
LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG
The Democrats tweeted, then deleted, this message. But too late; it was archived.
So this is what we’ve come to in 2020. If you vote for Democrats, you’re voting to put people in charge of a nation whose own history and culture they hate so much that when they hear the patriotic phrase “President to attend 4th of July celebration with fireworks at Mount Rushmore,” what they hear is “President to attend white supremacist rally at sacred land stolen from indigenous peoples.”
I implore you: please have some sympathy for the poor Democrats and don’t curse them by forcing them to hold public office in a nation for which they are seething with hatred and obviously despise most of its people, whom they believe are irredeemable racist deplorables. Encourage them instead to retire to someplace where they would feel much more comfortable, like Cuba or Venezuela.
Add Twitch (the live streaming service of Amazon.com) and Reddit to the list of alleged neutral platforms that have banned President Trump or his supporters for expressing views that they declare “hateful.” I assume that calling for actual violence against the President and his supporters is still allowed.
I AM BIASED, BUT...
Some words from my favorite news commentator, Sarah Sanders, on the 2020 Presidential race…
THEY BUILT THIS?!?
Joe Biden declared that one of the first things he would do as President would be to rescind President Trump’s moratorium on H-1B visa contract workers, imposed to prevent US employers from hiring lower-paid foreigners instead of Americans. Biden declared, “The people coming on these [H-1B] visas have built this country.” Which is surprising, since that program has only existed since 1998.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The progressive has turned original sin, which afflicts all mankind, into political error, which conveniently afflicts his opponents and not himself.”
--- Anthony Esolen, from his book “NOSTALGIA: Going Home In A Homeless World”
SUPREME COURT WIN
President Trump did score a Supreme Court win by default when the SCOTUS declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling against environmental groups trying to halt border wall construction
The plaintiff, the Center for Biological Diversity,claimed that Trump was violating the Constitution and building a wall that would devastate the fragile ecosystem of our “beautiful border lands.” But I suspect they might have harmed their case by letting their true political motivations show, if their legal argument was anything like this revealing excerpt from their statement reacting to their court loss:
“The U.S.-Mexico border wall is part of a larger strategy of ongoing border militarization that damages human rights, civil liberties, native lands, local businesses and international relations…The border wall impedes the natural migrations of people and wildlife that are essential to healthy diversity.”
They might have been more convincing if they’d just stuck to arguing that we need to let the buffalo roam free and not added that we need to let illegal immigrants roam free.