Great Observation! The Democrats’ internal polls must be looking really scary since Nancy Pelosi finally – finally! – condemned rioting, arson and looting as “lawlessness” that “should be prosecuted." Jim Treacher of PJ Media observed, “What you just heard was Nancy Pelosi turning on her own base. You know things are looking bad for the Dems when they’re forced to concede to reality, no matter how much their most loyal voters hate it.”
HOW DID THEY GET HIRED?!?
How does one become the director of the FBI these days? Judging by James Comey and now, Christopher Wray, you obviously don’t have to pass the detective exam.
PRESIDENT TRUMP VS JOE BIDEN
Thursday, President Trump held a “protest” in Wisconsin. He calls them that because thousands of people show up, and the media have taught us that the coronavirus spreads like mad at “Trump rallies,” but not at all at “protests.” He spoke, often extemporaneously and hilariously, for over 90 minutes. As the left has lost their senses of humor along with their minds, they can’t understand why Trump fans enjoy these rallies so much. They’re so filled with rage, they actually think that Seth Meyers and John Oliver are funny but Trump isn’t. You can watch the whole speech here.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden appeared on a CNN townhall. Pundits noted the vast difference between the puffball questions set up like a grade school T-ball game for Joe and the vicious, accusatory questions that Trump faced in his recent ABC townhall with George Stephanopolous.
Even so, as noted at this recap.
Biden responded with a number of lies (like claiming that Trump never mentioned the coronavirus in his State of the Union Address), unsupported accusations (Joe claimed all 200,000 US deaths from the virus unleashed by China are because Trump bungled the response, conveniently forgetting his own opposition to Trump’s China travel ban and that the initial prediction was for grave shortages of hospital beds and ventilators and 2.2 million deaths), and of course, senior moments (forgetting what a “mailbox” is called.)
But as this article at the Spectator magazine points out, keeping Biden wrapped in bubble wrap and avoiding asking him any hard questions or bringing up any of his well-known baggage could backfire and hurt him more than help him.
Americans know that the Presidency is the toughest job in the world, one that requires great stamina and the ability to face down brutal tyrants, and they can tell that Joe can’t even face a fanboy reporter without a Telepromper (and sometimes, not even then.) This has given rise to several conspiracy theories, such as that the Democrats and the media are deliberately lowering expectations so that if he gets through a debate without dropping his pants, it will be declared a victory. Or this one, which asserts that Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ near-simultaneous references to a “Harris-Biden Administration” weren’t “gaffes” but a plan to get the public used to the idea of her being the real candidate they’re voting for.
It should be noted that this story comes from a single anonymous source, although the writer claims it is a source close to the DNC that’s never been wrong before.
I think at this point, however, it’s hardly necessary to drop hints that a vote for Biden is a vote to make Harris President. That becomes more apparent every time Joe opens his mouth.
When President Trump isn’t campaigning, he never seems to take a rest. In between arranging Middle East peace deals, this week, he helped convince the Big 10 universities to reverse their previous decision and bring back football. He says he’ll next work on bringing back Pac-12 football.
And Friday morning, Trump announced a ban on the Chinese-owned messaging and payment app WeChat, and a ban on new downloads of the video-sharing app Tik-Tok, both effective Sunday. Officials say the apps are gathering vast amounts of personal data on millions of Americans and could be sharing it with China. TikTok claims it does not store U.S. user data in China and that it would not give that information to the Beijing government.
And if you can’t believe a promise that the makers of a free app won't misuse your personal data, then what can you believe?
"IF IT WEREN'T FOR DOUBLE STANDARDS" DEPT
“If It Weren’t For Double Standards…” Dept: Check out this photo of Kamala Harris being guarded by a Secret Service agent carrying the same kind of rifle that she’s described as an “assault weapon” and a “weapon of war” and vowed to ban so that you can’t use one to protect yourself and your family. Come to think of it, it must be nice to enjoy armed police protection at all when your party is trying to defund and dismantle police departments and take that protection away from everyone else. What better way to say, “I’m way more important than you”?...
I reported yesterday about the leaked emails showing that Nashville’s Democrat Mayor John Cooper knew that only 22 out of 20,000 cases of coronavirus had been traced to bars and restaurants. Yet he not only shut them down, destroying one of the town’s major industries and throwing thousands of people out of work, but the officials’ biggest concern was how to keep the truth from the public.
Well, the public knows now, and as I suspected, they are furious. There’s talk of a massive class action lawsuit, and my friend, country music star John Rich (who owns a popular bar that was shut down, apparently for no good reason) perfectly expressed the feelings of residents in the music and tourism industries.
Rich said Cooper had betrayed Music City and is a Judas to Nashville who thought his “elite Democratic arrogance” could overrule the “dumb country hicks” that live there. In what has to be the line of the day, he called Cooper “the DeBlasio of the South” and said his name will be the new favorite cuss word in Nashville: “Next time I hit myself with a hammer I will say, 'Johncooper! That hurt."
Rich also called on Cooper to apologize and resign by midnight. Since I’m writing this on Friday morning, we can assume he has not yet resigned. So as I said yesterday, if I start smelling hot tar and feathers on the wind at my TV studio in nearby Hendersonville, I will know which way the wind is blowing from.
Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of lawsuits. But when the media decided it was no longer their job to report the news but to promote a particular political agenda, they opened themselves up to defamation lawsuits, like those filed by Nick Sandmann and Alan Dershowitz. Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook that are obviously censoring conservative content (FYI: those Biden-Ukraine phone call tapes I told you about this week were removed from YouTube, and Facebook blocked ads for the free speech documentary, "No Safe Spaces" - https://nosafespaces.com/) should also be stripped of the federal protection from lawsuits that they currently enjoy only because they’re supposed to be neutral platforms that don’t exercise editorial control over postings
And now, here’s another lawsuit that I think we can all get behind: the undercover journalist who faced outrageous politicized felony charges in California for daring to expose Planned Parenthood’s horrific practices is suing PP for $75,000 for defamation. He says that PP defamed him by claiming in public that the videos were fake, when they were later forced to admit in court that they were real.
Since he’s been ordered by a California court to pay PP $2 million for “fraud, trespassing and illegal video recording” (or as that’s known when the target isn’t a protected liberal icon in a blue state, “undercover journalism”), $75,000 seems awfully low to me. Let’s hope that the Supreme Court eventually throws this bogus case out on its ear, and then he can set the damages PP has caused him to a more reasonable and much higher level.
As for the real price of the damage caused by Planned Parenthood, there is no amount of money that could cover it. That’s an accounting that its leaders will have to take up with God someday.
REMOVED FOR DOING HER JOB
Arizona State University removed a conservative journalism student from her job at the campus radio station because she shared a New York Post story containing background, facts and context that undermined the leftist narrative about a police shooting story.
The (pardon me for stifling a laugh) Walter Cronkite College Council also declared her tweet “factually misleading, discriminatory and racist” without citing any evidence of how it was any of those things.
Well, it’s obvious why she was punished. She's guilty of the cardinal sin of modern journalism schools: she committed actual journalism. If you’re thinking of sending your kids to ASU, or donating to them as an alumni, you might want to let the school know why you’re reconsidering.