Calling out CNN

December 12, 2017

The President’s spokesperson (full disclosure: we’re related) had to give a remedial lesson yesterday to CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on the difference between an “honest mistake” and the big, steaming piles of baloney

California is China Dreaming

December 7, 2017

When Paul Begala expressed his admiration of President Obama for abusing executive orders to circumvent the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the voters, he famously summed it up as “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.” That could easily replace California’s state motto...
Hamas is trying to get Palestinians to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. They’re calling for “opening the gates of Hell” and “three days of rage” (Only three? They are mellowing.)
Miss Manners would kindly advise CNN that they’re doing it all wrong when it comes to the matter of the White House Christmas party. If they really can’t stand the thought of sipping eggnog with the President, Melania and the White House staff, they should compose a nicely-worded RSVP and politely decline.

John Conyers update

November 27, 2017

The longest-serving (and self-serving) member of Congress, Democratic Rep. John Conyers, announced that he’s stepping down (temporarily, we assume and he hopes) from his position as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee

Democrats who are attacking the Republican tax reform plans for giving income tax cuts to the rich but not the poor never mention the inconvenient fact that the poor don’t pay income taxes. However, if you’d like an example of a government program that truly punishes lower income Americans, look no further than Obamacare.

The individual mandate that forces people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty was declared to be a tax, when it was convenient to do that to sneak it past the Constitution. Well, Forbes writer Ryan Ellis did some research into who’s paying the Obamacare individual mandate surtax. The results were shocking.

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According to the IRS, 6.7 million American families are forking over $3 billion a year to Washington for the privilege of not having to buy health insurance they don’t want and can’t afford. And 80 percent of those families make less than $50,000 a year. Ellis said this makes the Obamacare penalty “the most regressive tax we have on the books today.”

When Obamacare was first being sold to the public, Obama and the Democrats said that the penalty would only be paid by the rich, and the poor and middle class wouldn’t even be affected by it. But then, back then, they told us a lot of things, didn’t they?

So when Democrats claim the Republican tax reform does nothing to help the lower middle class, don’t believe it. It would help millions of them if it did nothing but repeal the Obamacare mandate.


The Ohio Senate just joined that state’s House in passing a bill that would ban abortions just because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Violations would result in charges against the doctor, not the mother. There will inevitably be a challenge in the courts, so this is only the beginning.

I have met many people with Down syndrome who are living inspiring and fulfilling lives, but a study published by the NIH found that between 1995 and 2011, between 60 and 90% of fetal Down syndrome diagnoses resulted in abortion. Despite the misleading spin that some media outlets put on it, fighting Down syndrome with abortion doesn’t eliminate Down syndrome. It eliminates people with Down syndrome.