I’m happy to see that California Gov. Gavin Newsom is capable of grasping fiscal reality, at least when it’s about to hit him over the head with a 2x4.
One reason Gavin Newsom can’t be passing out million dollar checks to strangers like “The Millionaire” on that old TV show is that blue states such as California are seeing their most productive residents (i.e., their biggest taxpayers) flee like rats from a sinking ship.

Late Sunday, investigative reporter John Solomon said he’d have an update on yet another example of the ‘Justice’ Department deep-sixing information that was potentially incriminating to the Biden family, including Joe Biden.
In a week in which some Proud Boys are facing long prison terms after being convicted of the lofty charge of seditious conspiracy over January 6th (including one who wasn’t even in DC at the time), “justice” was also meted out to the offspring of powerful Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Katherine Clark.
Thursday was the National Day of Prayer, established as the first Thursday in May by a law signed by President Eisenhower in 1952, a law I fear would never pass Congress today.
I haven’t been covering all the stories about Tucker Carlson because most of them are still nothing but speculation.

Trans cyclist wins

May 5, 2023

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the world governing body for sports cycling, reacted to widespread outrage over a “trans” biological male winning the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico by doubling down on their woman-betraying policy.
In what may be the year’s biggest “No, This is Not The Babylon Bee” story, the Biden White House is dealing with the potentially exponential threat of Artificial Intelligence by appointing VP Kamala Harris as “AI Czar.”

Kangaroo hearing

May 4, 2023

Senate Democrats are holding a kangaroo hearing to try to hound Justice Clarence Thomas out of the Supreme Court on a bogus ethics charge, one so bogus that all nine Justices, including the liberals, signed a letter condemning the smear.
On Tuesday, Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley joined forces to formally accuse Secretary of State Antony Blinken of giving Congress a “patently false” account in 2020 of his dealings with Hunter Biden when his father was Vice President.

Klinger returns

May 4, 2023

Remember the TV show “M*A*S*H” and Corporal Klinger, who kept trying to get out of the Army with a Section 8 mental discharge by wearing dresses?

Her biggest lie yet

May 4, 2023

Perhaps inspired by the success of the transgender movement, Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has taken to asserting obvious delusions as truth and daring reporters to call her on it.

Sadly for her, Twitter commenters weren’t in an “Emperor’s New Clothes” mood and did call her on it, describing her claim that Biden’s actions have reduced illegal immigration by 90% “maybe the biggest lie from the White House podium so far this year.“ Which is sort of like trying to pick the least funny Steven Colbert joke.

It does raise the question, “If illegal immigration is down by 90%, why did Biden just order 1,500 US troops to the US-Mexico border in anticipation of ANOTHER massive surge of illegal crossers when the Title 42 restrictions expire on May 11th?"

I have it on good authority – well, it’s an educated guess – that when a confused Biden heard he’d ordered troops to secure the border, he denounced himself as a racist and a xenophobe.

I’ve had my differences with Sen. Ted Cruz, but he deserves kudos for what he did Tuesday during the Senate Democrats’ hearing on “Supreme Court Ethics Reform.”
I told you that Target stores that remain in San Francisco have started locking up their entire inventories in bulletproof glass cabinets due to constant theft that the “authorities” do nothing about.

Nothing to see here

May 4, 2023

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reassured Americans that the banking system is sound.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Loper Bright Enterprises vs. Raimondo, and it could lead to the biggest judicial decision since Roe v. Wade was overturned.

Jerry Springer RIP

May 2, 2023

I’m sorry to have to report that controversial talk show host Jerry Springer died Thursday morning of prostate cancer at 79.

While Springer is best known for hosting the long-running talk show that many critics blamed for starting the fad of “trash TV” with its salacious topics and more brawls than professional wrestling, many fans don’t remember that he started out in politics. He was the former mayor of Cincinnati and unsuccessfully ran for Congress. He also recorded an album of country western songs called “Dr. Talk” in 1995. Here he is singing the title track, to prove his more recent appearance on “The Masked Singer” wasn’t his first time singing.

Here’s an interview with him by David Letterman where he talks candidly about his background, including a scandal that cost him his city council seat, and admits his show is “plain stupid” but claims he tries to keep it honest and it’s mostly true.

I asked Gov. Huckabee if he knew Jerry Springer, and he said he only met him once when he was a guest on the Huckabee show, but he seemed to be a very nice man, and that comes across in the interview above. Whatever you think of his legacy, he had no pretensions that it was anything other than dumb entertainment. That’s better than today’s woke lectures.

It’s ironic that Democrats like to attack “the rich” so much, considering that a new report by Axios on President Biden’s work schedule suggests that he may be one of the most overpaid people in America.

Speaking Up

May 2, 2023

The “trans” bully cult has become so off-putting that even some celebrities are finally starting to speak up.
Breitbart News has an in-depth interview with Speaker Kevin McCarthy on the night-and-day changes that have remade Congress since the dark days of Nancy Pelosi’s reign.
In a horrific story, police in Cleveland, Texas, near Houston, are searching for Francisco Oropesa in the execution-style murder of five neighbors, but at this writing have no leads. An $80,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.
House Republicans passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion and avoid default, but it would also reduce funding of federal agencies, scale back spending increases to 1% and take over measures to reduce the deficit to stop adding onto the $31 trillion+ national debt.

Good news

April 27, 2023

Chief Justice John Roberts declined to take part in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin’s latest attempt at a high-tech lynching of Justice Clarence Thomas.

Less than bright

April 27, 2023

I’ve written quite a bit about the big push by the left to force everyone into electric vehicles, warning about how their ranges and charging times make them impractical for most Americans...

Hollywood censorship

April 27, 2023

Despite movie fans making it clear that they won’t buy tickets to woke films, Hollywood keeps insisting on ruining classics with remakes full of leftist identity politics.
Yet another company that partnered with flamboyant “trans” media influencer Dylan Mulvaney is getting hit with boycott backlash (or am I expected to call it “girl-cott” backlash?)
In an eerie echo of China’s totalitarian “social credit” control system, Democrats in Minnesota are considering a change in the law that would record alleged “bias incidents” on the records of citizens, even when they aren’t considered crimes.
That pre-recorded message from Fantasyland in which President Biden announced his bid for reelection so that he can keep on bringing Americans together, fostering polite respect for political differences and protecting our individual freedoms...

It is official

April 25, 2023

President Biden announced that he is running (or shuffling) for reelection in 2024, which means that if he wins, he would be 86 when he ends his second term, and most Americans will be feeling even older than that.

One of those days

April 25, 2023

Monday was one of those days where you take a long lunch, then return and ask, “Did I miss anything?”
President Biden announced that he is running (or shuffling) for reelection in 2024, which means that if he wins, he would be 86 when he ends his second term, and most Americans will be feeling even older than that.

“In a conspiracy like this, you build from the outer edges and you go step by step...the list is longer than anyone can imagine...It involves the entire U.S. intelligence community, FBI, CIA, Justice; it’s incredible.  The cover-up had little to do with Watergate; it was mainly to protect the covert operations.  It leads everywhere.”  Essentially, everyone was involved.

That description of the Watergate scandal was from the character of Deep Throat, whispering in a shadowy parking garage to WASHINGTON POST reporter Bob Woodward in ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, which happened to be on TCM this weekend. (If you have TCM, you can stream the film free on their app or their streaming TV channel until April 30.)

The movie was released in 1976 and dealt with events that took place a mere four years earlier, long before modern surveillance techniques and digital communication.  But it was still about an intelligence community gone rogue --- sound familiar? --- with massive (for its time) surveillance capability that had been turned on political enemies.  That scandal led to the resignation of President Nixon and the swearing-in of Gerald Ford.

For a long time, the Biden administration was seemingly immune to any accountability, but now that it’s obvious --- come on, it is --- that Biden can’t be the candidate in ‘24, that’s not necessarily the case.  One new poll shows that over 70 percent of Americans don’t want Biden to run again, including 79 percent of independents.

Probably for that reason, it seems as if a memo had gone out to the mainstream media, saying, “Sure, go ahead now and implicate ol’ Joe in the Biden family scandal, as he’s cooked for ‘24 and we’ve got to move somebody else into the running.”  

Polls change quickly.  Recall that in the movie, when Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein go to Ben Bradlee with their proof, Bradlee says, “You know the results of the latest Gallup poll?  Half the country never even heard of the word ‘Watergate.’”  But he adds, “Nothing’s riding on this except the First Amendment of the Constitution, freedom of the press and maybe the future of the country.”  Again, sound familiar?

That story started with the arrest of five men who had broken into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in June 1972.  Woodward found out at their arraignment the next day that they had possessed bugging equipment and were being represented by a high-priced “country club”-style lawyer, and also that they were tied to the CIA.  Imagine, our intel agencies spying on domestic political enemies!  Good thing THAT never happens any more.

The end of the movie is a series of teletype news headlines from the WASHINGTON POST, most of which deal with various individuals pleading guilty to charges such as conspiracy, burglary (to bug the Democrat headquarters in DC), lying to a grand jury, lying to the FBI, obstruction of justice and illegal fundraising.  The sentences, the ones we can see, range from 30 days to 6 months.  And, of course, we all know how it ends:  with President Nixon resigning.

The book written by the real-life Woodward and Bernstein, released in 1974, gives us a firsthand contemporaneous account of what was going on half a century ago, and the movie, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, stays for the most part faithful to the book, or at least the first half of it, as that’s the part that was adapted for the script.  As it happens, this article about the film was written just a few days ago.

It’s fascinating to watch it today and see journalism as it was practiced back in the 1970s, seeing reporters doing research the old-fashioned way, with exhaustive legwork and lots of dead ends as opposed to a few internet keystrokes that almost guarantee all the reporters will treat the same story in exactly the same way.  The filmmakers even reproduced a precise replica of the WAPO newsroom of that time, right down to the 1972 phone books.  Here are a few fun facts about the movie…

Roger Ebert said at the time that ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN “succeeds brilliantly in suggesting the mixture of exhilaration, paranoia, self-doubt, and courage that permeated the WASHINGTON POST…”  Today, sadly, we see reporters at WAPO receiving a Pulitzer Prize --- sharing it with reporters at THE NEW YORK TIMES --- for being political hacks playing “scribe” to members of the intel community leaking fake stories.  How ‘journalism’ has changed.  I still say they should have to give their Pulitzer back, but that will never happen. Or better yet, give it to Miranda Divine at the New York Post, who actually earned one.  

We hear the term “worse than Watergate” a lot from politicians, so much so that it tends not to even register any more, but after watching this movie again now, you’ll probably agree that the scandals involving the FBI since 2016 are indeed arguably worse.  This time, they’re buttressed by the media, social media, academia and government-funded think tanks (which are aiding and abetting), and, ironically, Hollywood.  Think a mainstream Hollywood movie will be made any time soon about the intelligence community falsely discrediting the Hunter laptop story to save Biden’s candidacy in 2020?  Me, neither, unless the story is somehow twisted to make heroes out of those liars.

So, in light of this 50-year-old scandal, let’s take a look at the latest in the news about Biden family influence-peddling and the intel community’s dedicated efforts to cover it up.  Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, says that a dozen members of the Biden family are implicated in their money-making schemes.

“The documentation that I’ve seen --- I can’t comment on all of it, but what I can comment on is that it is bad and is getting worse, is showing illegal moneys from Chinese Communists flowing into this White House,” said Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett, also on the Oversight Committee, to FOX NEWS’ Maria Bartiromo on Friday.  He brought up impeachment of Biden over his potentially compromised position in dealing with Communist China.

Rep. Comer told Maria on Sunday in a must-see interview that there were “many more LLCs” taking in money for the Bidens and “many more countries” involved.  “China was probably one of the most reputable countries that the Biden family was dealing with,” he said.  Watch the full video and be stunned at what China was apparently getting for its investment in, say, 2013.

Comer told Maria there are six decisions Biden made as Vice President that are “very concerning to us.”  And he said that even with the limited records they’ve accessed so far, it’s obvious they were going to great lengths to disguise the money going to family members and deceive the IRS.

“There’s no rhyme or reason why Hunter Biden shouldn’t have been indicted years ago,” he said, “even before the last presidential election.”  But now he doesn’t know what to do with “this many family members of the President.  There’s not gonna be anybody left for a Christmas picture.”  Well, that’s apparently because Hunter was using his father’s position to play Santa Claus for the whole family.


RELATED STORIES:  Michael Goodwin at the NEW YORK POST has a very pointed opinion piece about the Biden family’s influence-peddling schemes.  “The breakthroughs,” he says, “include testimony showing how a group of of retired intelligence officials influenced the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, effectively proving the existence of a corrupt Deep State.”  He says “it is possible investigators are on the cusp of revealing one of the largest scandals in the history of American politics.”  The election interference would involve not just retired staff, but current Biden officials such as Secretary of State Tony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan.

Goodwin offers a foolproof guide to reporters who are unsure about reporting on this: “They should simply ask themselves what they would write or say if the same set of charges and facts involved another President, say, one named Donald Trump.”

Of course, it’s challenging to report the news when the ‘Justice’ Department refuses to turn over the names of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s staff.  Check this out from Judicial Watch...

Finally, Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are demanding answers after a former FBI agent told them he had to sign a nondisclosure agreement that did not allow legally required whistleblower exceptions.

That loud water rushing sound you heard Sunday was not your pipes bursting. It was the sound of whatever remaining shards of credibility that CBS’ “Sixty Minutes” still possessed being flushed down the toilet.
If anyone ever wonders why a man like Elon Musk, who has revolutionized multiple industries and has $140 billion, would spend his time overseeing a time sink like Twitter, it has to be because he’s having so much fun trolling self-important celebrities.
If anyone ever wonders why a man like Elon Musk, who has revolutionized multiple industries and has $140 billion, would spend his time overseeing a time sink like Twitter, it has to be because he’s having so much fun trolling self-important celebrities.


April 23, 2023

Megyn Kelly isn’t known for being a staunch conservative, so if she’s fed up with Democrats pushing “trans” rights as the expense of destroying women’s rights, and so enraged that she openly defied cancel culture threats, then maybe the tide of “trans” lunacy is finally starting to turn.
I’ve noticed left-leaning media outlets have been bending over backwards lately to try to debunk the claims that offshore wind farms are causing environmental damage and deaths of marine creatures, including a number of whales beaching themselves.

DNC: No debates for Biden

April 23, 2023

There’s a lot of speculation on when President Biden will announce his reelection bid, but not much doubt that he will run again.

Legal Round-up

April 23, 2023

We’ll have more on some of these stories on Monday, but just so you know...
At a panel discussion in Washington, DC, hosted by the African American Mayors’ Association, New York City Mayor Eric Adams complained that his city is being “destroyed” by President Biden’s illegal migrant crisis.

Good credit vs Bad credit

April 23, 2023

Have you worked hard, scrimped and sacrificed to pay your bills on time, so that you earned a good credit score? Well, congratulations! The Biden Administration is going to punish you for it! On the other hand, if you have a bad credit score, you’ll be rewarded for that.
While we’re on the subject of lies and incompetence finally coming to light, John Sopko, the special inspector general in charge of overseeing US taxpayer aid to Afghanistan, slammed the Biden Administration for an “unprecedented lack of cooperation” with his office.

Cracks are appearing

April 21, 2023

President Biden is now well past the midpoint of his term, and despite all the efforts of the sycophantic media and the politicized leadership of federal agencies, cracks are starting to appear in the plaster covering the rot.
John Fetterman finally returned to the Senate after a protracted hospital stay for the first meeting of the subcommittee he now chairs. The good news: he was dressed appropriately in a suit and tie. The bad news: everything else.