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Nobody knows you as well as the folks back home

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September 19, 2019

Nobody knows you as well as the folks back home.  If that’s true, then Democratic primary voters should pay heed to what those who know Kamala Harris and Bill DeBlasio best think of them.  I already told you about a new poll showing Harris is trailing even “Free money” political neophyte Andrew Yang in California.  Now comes a new poll that suggests New Yorkers know DeBlasio much too well to want him within 100 miles of the White House.   

https://www.westernjournal.com/de-blasio-campaign-deathbed-fails-gain-even-1-support-ny-poll/

A poll of New York State Democrats by Siena College Research Institute found that support for DeBlasio to be the Party’s Presidential nominee is statistically zero. Technically, he has 0.278% support, since out of 359 people surveyed, only one picked him (did his wife somehow get into the sample group?) This same polling outfit made news back in June by announcing that President Trump had only a 34% approval rating in New York…but that was still five points higher than DeBlasio. 


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I must admit I’m surprised more New Yorkers don’t want DeBlasio to get the nomination, since it would force him to resign as New York City Mayor and make his current blessed absence from that office permanent. I’m not being snarky; some New Yorkers told reporters that they didn’t mind him campaigning in Iowa because it got him out of town so he couldn’t keep doing more damage. And while it might be easy for outsiders like me to make jokes about the way DeBlasio is letting the Big Apple slide back into its ‘70s worm-infested era, it’s heartbreaking to the man who saved it from that, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

https://www.westernjournal.com/giuliani-breaks-heart-see-de-blasio-ruining-best-run-city-america/

Giuliani says he and his successor Mike Bloomberg handed off “the best-run city in America” to DeBlasio, and “If you are handed a great business, I don’t care how dumb you are, how stupid you are, how lazy you are, it’s going to work on its own for a while.”

But DeBlasio is breaking down everything they did, and it’s going to get worse over time.

For instance, Rudy said that under DeBlasio, the homeless problem is back, and mayors of other leftist cities who think they’re being kind by letting homeless people camp anywhere they want won’t like Rudy’s blunt assessment of them:  “When I see a city with homeless people, I see a city with a mayor who doesn’t give a d**n about people, because if you give a d**n about people, you don’t let them lay on the street.”

Remembering September 11

Less than 2 minute read

September 12, 2019

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, our nation awoke to the shocking news that we were under savage attack by Islamic jihadists who, before the day was over, would kill nearly 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Protecting Northam

1 minute read

September 12, 2019

Since I wrote about the attempts to keep the Planned Parenthood expose under wraps, I should also share an update on a related story, the attempts to “Gaslight” you into believing that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam never said that if a baby was born during an abortion...

John Bolton out

1 minute read

September 12, 2019

In a surprise announcement, President Trump revealed Tuesday that he had requested and accepted the resignation of National Security Adviser John Bolton.  He thanked Bolton for his service but said he and others in the Administration strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions, and he would name Bolton’s replacement next week. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-fires-national-security-adviser-john-bolton/

Naturally, this set off the usual flurry of media stories about “chaos” at the White House, without regard to the fact that every Administration has people coming and going all the time.  I greatly admire John Bolton (he’s been a guest on my show), but it was no secret that his hawkish views were likely to clash with Trump’s inclinations to seek deals and avoid intervention in foreign disputes whenever possible.  Feel free to opine in the comments about whether you think it’s a good thing or bad that Bolton is no longer there, but what’s undeniable is that every President has the right to choose advisers he feels comfortable with.

One interesting aspect of this news was watching the anti-Trump media’s kneejerk frenzy of negative reactions to the departure of an adviser that they’d previously vilified as a trigger-happy, war-mongering interventionist.  That was too much even for favorite liberal political analyst Nate Silver, who tweeted, “Maybe I’m a simpleton, but it seems like if you criticized Bolton’s hiring, you probably shouldn’t also criticize his firing.” 

NRA slapped with lawsuit

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September 12, 2019

Some conservatives attempted to warn leftists that they weren’t going to like the new rules and standards they were creating once they started getting applied to them.  They didn’t listen. And as I’ve been chronicling recently, the right has started using the left’s weapons, such as the court system, to fight back pretty effectively. 

Latest example: the NRA has slapped San Francisco with a lawsuit for voting to label the NRA as a “domestic terrorist group.”  The lawsuit alleges that city officials also smeared the NRA as “inciting gun owners to acts of violence,” which is flatly false, and that the designation of them as a propaganda-generating terrorist group is a violation of their First Amendment right to free speech and an attempt to blacklist members, as well as “an assault on all advocacy organizations across the country.” 

https://www.westernjournal.com/nra-goes-offensive-files-scathing-lawsuit-city-san-francisco/

Considering that the resolution’s author, San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani, as much as admitted it was born out of pure emotion and wanting to “just do something” about mass shootings rather than actual facts about the NRA, it will be interesting to hear how the city defends itself in court.  Although if I had to make a prediction, it would be that this resolution gets rescinded and the case settled before that happens.  I suspect that even the people who run San Francisco aren’t crazy enough to try to convince a jury to certify their fact-free hissy fit. 

Evening Edition - September 6

4 minute read

September 6, 2019

Air.tv has done voters an immense public service by taking that ridiculous SEVEN-HOUR climate change townhall that CNN hosted with the Democrat Presidential candidates and condensing all the important content down to a two-minute video of all the things they would ban if elected. 

https://news.grabien.com/story-dems-climate-forum-ban-everything-supercut

For the record, if you put any of these power-mad loons in office, here is a list (partial, I’m sure) of things they would use government force to ban, in addition to the bans on airliners and flatulent cows already covered by the Green New Deal:

Red meat, plastic straws, off-shore drilling, light bulbs that don't make you look like a cadaver, fracking, nuclear power, gasoline-powered cars, having babies (especially poor Third World babies), natural gas, coal, oil, carbon dioxide, coal-burning power plants, factory farms (where much of our food comes from) and the exporting of fossil fuels.

Hope you enjoy living like the Amish!  Incidentally, by banning the export of fossil fuels, they will leave other nations no alternative but to buy them from Russia, greatly enriching and empowering  Vladimir Putin, whose regime has been undercut by Trump’s efforts to encourage fuel production and export.  Funny, I thought it was Trump who was supposedly the ally of Putin.  Once again, the Democrats have been looking for Russian collusion in all the wrong places.  Start with the nearest mirror.

https://www.westernjournal.com/kamala-harris-energy-plan-exactly-putin-needs-make-russia-dangerous/

When the Democrats at CNN’s climate change townhall weren’t vowing to ban everything invented since Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, they were touting their plans to spend more money than there is in the world, particularly on the “Green New Deal” – which as its own creator let slip, was originally a plan to institute a socialist economic system and “saving the environment” just got tacked onto it later to justify the staggering cost.   

To listen to all the Democrats who endorse it, the GND will “pay for itself” by creating millions of “green jobs” and making the economy boom.  We already heard that “green jobs” fairy tale during the Obama years; but for those with short term memory issues, like Joe Biden, the state of California has already instituted some of the GND’s proposals under the guise of the same “green jobs creation” promise.  And how is that working out?  Click the link to find out:

https://www.westernjournal.com/dems-unveil-trillion-dollar-plans-californias-green-new-deal-experiment-looks-like-bust/

 

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Along with the huge audience response to Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, there’s another heartening sign that people are fed up with the “cancel culture” and finally starting to fight back against those who seek to destroy opponents by dragging up old non-PC comments from years before and trying to destroy their lives over them.

Earlier this week, I told you how Bloomberg Law reporter Ben Penn lifted some old Facebook posts by Trump Labor Department senior adviser Leif Olson entirely out of context to make his sarcastic mocking of alt-right anti-Semites appear to be serious anti-Semitic comments.  Olson's bosses quickly “accepted his resignation,” which was taken to mean he was given the option of “resign or be fired.”

But in this case, the “reporter’s” partisan malice was so blatant that even liberal news outlets blasted him.  With the truth of how Olson was slandered starting to spread, the Labor Department announced that “following a thorough reexamination,” Olson has been reinstated into his job. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/labor-department-rehires-staffer-leftist-reporters-fake-news-exposed/

As for Penn, he’s shown no remorse.  His defense is that Olson was part of a team drafting wage-hour regulations that he doesn’t like, so it’s apparently perfectly justifiable to lie about him and get him fired.  It’s the old leftist motto, the ends justify the means (see Harry Reid's defense for lying about Mitt Romney's tax returns.) 

I’m glad that Olson got his job back, and I’m very glad to see that people are finally standing up to the outrage mobs and the weaponizing of old social media posts taken out of context.  But I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop.  If Bloomberg want to retain even an iota of journalistic integrity, then it should answer for why Ben Penn still has his job.   

Incidentally, the obvious, intentional slander isn’t the only example of malodorous journalistic malpractice in Penn’s hatchet job article.  If Bloomberg still needs it spelled out for them what they should do, here’s a good rundown of every last outright falsehood and incorrect statement, including six lies in just one sentence:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1169597404053757954.html

 

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Late Night “Comedy” circa 2019: If Trump makes any slip of the tongue, hammer away at him for 60 minutes.  If Joe Biden makes a whole week full of “gaffes” so baffling and egregious that even his supporters are starting to worry about his mental health, bring him on the show and try to laugh it off as meaning nothing.

Warning: Clicking on this link might lead to watching a clip from Stephen Colbert’s show.

https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/colbert-biden-charlottesville-lie-gaffes/

 

Hurricane Dorian

August 29, 2019

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were thankfully spared the worst from Hurricane Dorian, but the fact that it’s remained over the ocean so long means it will likely make landfall in the US with even more strength, possibly a Category 3.