Don Surber

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A simple solution to the opioid crisis

In the first decade of this century, West Virginia became the nation's leader in drug overdose deaths. The culprit was abuse of Oxycontin and similar prescription painkillers, which we nicknamed hillbilly heroin.

A Democratic Legislature and Democrats Governors Bob Wise and Joe Manchin ignored the problem. Instead, they concentrated on making Sudafed and similar over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies prescription drugs in any amount.

Comey admitted breaking the law

Breitbart News tries but it too gets caught up in the sleazy Washington spin on the world.

"Former FBI Director James Comey may have misled the public when he claimed in his recently released book that he only provided 'one unclassified memo' to an associate with the purpose of sharing the contents with a reporter," Breitbart News reported.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mueller's harassment of Hannity may be criminal

Bobby the Mule Mueller used the power of his office to harass Sean Hannity, a critic of Mueller's witch hunt.

Using judge shopping to get a warrant, Mueller raided Michael Cohen's office not to get the goods on President Trump -- he's clean -- but to do opposition research on one of the few commentators willing to take on Mueller and the vast power of the state he controls.

The passing of a WASP

Barbara Bush's death brought many glowing tributes. Hers was a great journey from war bride to first lady. Along the way, she gave birth to six babies, witnessed the opening of Red China, and watched the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Her death also marks the end of the Age of the White Anglo Saxon Protestant, a 400-year era in which mankind was liberated from tyranny, from disease, from hunger, and even from the bounds of Earth.

Fred Barnes on the Senate race

Fred Barnes did some shoe-leather journalism, and took a good look at the Republican Senate primary in West Virginia: "Can West Virginia Republicans take down Joe Manchin?"

Usually the answer to a question headline is no.

Industry official urges government to buy more of its product

"Let’s protect children against disadvantage with early education," read the headline in the Hill.

Was this an objective conclusion by an independent observer based on unbiased research?

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Posing with Trump

He earned his celebrity THEN he became president.

Good riddance to bad bipartisanship

The New York Times lead could have been written about three people: Jim Shady Comey, Bumbling Bob Mueller, or Reckless Rod Rosenstein.

" He has a reputation as a principled lawyer. He has worked for both Republican and Democratic attorneys general. He has a jugular instinct in courtroom battles but a distaste for political ones. Now Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, is confronting the political fight of his career," the Times reported.

Mitt loses in Utah

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lost to Dr. Mike Kennedy in a Utah state Republican Party convention vote to pick a nominee for the U.S. Senate.

Fortunately for Romney, Kennedy did not get 60% of the vote, which was needed to secure the nomination. Now the nomination will be decided in the June 26 primary.

Democrats learn the value of a peaceful transition of power

On Friday, as soon as I read about the Democrats suing Donald Trump, Wikileaks, and the Russians for losing the 2016, I laughed hard and wrote, "Democratic lawsuit will cost them in November."

Others agree.

"Democrat on Internal DNC Call About Russia Lawsuit Asks Why DNC Is Spending Money to Sue Russia," Slate magazine reported.

Women owe Corey Lewandowski an apology

Amy Chozick of the New York Times was one of the dozens of women assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. For the first time, women outnumbered men on the press plane in covering a presidential candidate.

They proved they were the equal of men. By that I mean, women reporters were just as lousy as the men.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Calling them out

Oops. I meant Paris Climate Accord. Sadly, a Democratic Congress killed the Paris Peace Accord.

Forbes Fake 400

Jonathan Greenberg -- a self-styled "investigative journalist, author and new-media innovator" -- wrote a column that unintentionally showed him for a fool.

"Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes," read the headline in the Washington Post.

The only issue in November

As West Virginia Republicans grumble over our choices for the Senate this year, we have to look at the big picture.


Ambassador Dennis Rodman

The Internet definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results, which is why President Trump ditched past diplomatic efforts of appeasement with North Korea.

As negotiations for the end of the Korean War, the possibility rises for formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, the president might want to send an ambassador.

Friday, April 20, 2018

No nukes is good nukes in North Korea

For a year now, I have occasionally pointed out that President Trump would end the Korean War peacefully.

The mainstream press has predicted World War 3.

That '70s Playbook isn't working

Occupation Wall Street. Fight for $15. Black Lives Matter. The Resistance. Pussyhats. March for Women. #MeToo. Time's Up. March for Our Lives. And now, The Time Is Now.

The Marxists learned nothing from the 1970s. They keep marching for new causes, and the only thing they get is calluses on their feet.

Democratic lawsuit will cost them in November

Democrats suffered their biggest presidential loss in 28 years on November 8, 2016, as people in 30 states rejected them and the woman they nominated.

And for the first time since 1860, there was no peaceful transition of power.

Trump moves to drill 10 billion barrels of U.S. oil

"The Trump administration is taking its first administrative step toward allowing oil and natural gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge," the Hill reported.

If D.C. "sucks," why seek another term?

Democratic Senator EpiPen Joe Manchin is running a campaign ad called "Washington Sucks."

"People here have been screwed by both political parties. Yes, Washington sucks, but West Virginians don’t give up," Manchin said in the ad.

Fact check: So far, only the Democrats have "screwed" West Virginians.