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Sunday, February 17, 2019

How the media can keep from beclowning itself

The Jussie Smollett story blew up in the media's faces just like the Covington Catholic story blew up and just like every story about President Donald John Trump has.

This is a problem that a little actual journalism can fix.

The real story on the budget

The budget resolution was supposed to be filled with landmines that would thwart President Trump's efforts to protect the nation. The rumor mill went into overdrive on Thursday and Friday.

I waited to see what was in the budget before I reacted.

NYT: Trump stopped the caravan

The actual headline was "With Trump’s Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up."

But three months after the big hullabaloo, the border holds as President Donald John Trump fends off another invasion.

Meme of the day

Via Reddit_The_Donald.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Some Trumpenfreude from CNN

General Joseph Leonard Votel went on CNN and dissed his commander-in-chief.

The Hill reported, "The top U.S. military commander in charge of the battle against Islamic State fighters in Syria on Friday said that President Trump's order to remove U.S. forces from Syria came prematurely, adding that he would not have made the same decision."

Obama appointed Votel to that post.

"Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts"

Alex Hall is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UCLA and director of the university’s Center for Climate Science. Katharine Davis Reich is a science communicator and outreach director at the center.

Last April, they had a somber message for California and the rest of the world:

"The Sierra Nevada snowpack will be 64% smaller by the end of this century. We need to prepare now."

Bezos learns Democrats hate him

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the soul of the Democrat Party. By definition, she is crazy. Take her very seriously.

Jeff Bezos did not. He had, after all, bought off the equally crazy mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, to get the city to pay for a second Amazon "headquarters" there.

Now the deal has fallen through.

Japan nominates Trump for Nobel

Good morning, USA. It looks to be another beautiful day in America because Donald John Trump is still your president.

And it looks to be another beautiful day in the world because Donald John Trump is still president of America. He brings peace and prosperity to the greatest land of all, which in turn brings peace and prosperity throughout the world.

The world knows this.

Reaction to the wall amuses me

National Review, the Washington Post, and every celebrity in Hollywood condemned President Donald John Trump last night.

That means he's drawing blood.

Friday, February 15, 2019

600 new coal jobs

Arch Coal announced it will open a new mine in the northern coalfields of West Virginia. President Donald John Trump in America makes mining profitable again.

Hispanics put New Mexico in play for Trump

Brad Parscale was Donald Trump's digital media director in 2016, and is his campaign manager in 2020. He is based in San Antonio and he had good new from the rally in El Paso.

President Trump drew 30,968 people signing up online.

The less-educated, low-paid, mainly white media

A Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that newsrooms in America are whiter than the population in general and largely male.

News media staffers also are not as well-educated as people in other occupations that require college degrees. Media employees are paid less than people with similar degrees on average.

On top of that, they face layoffs and plant closings. A booming economy has left them behind in an industry that failed to adapt to a new environment and new technology.

$21 billion available for the wall

Pay no attention to the yammering from talk radio. President Trump should sign the budget deal and move on. Just remember when you hear "Trump caves," you are listening to an uninformed person.

Foreign Policy magazine reported, "Congress believes the Pentagon has $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding — money that has been appropriated by the legislature and set aside for specific projects but not yet issued — that the president could use to build the wall over objections from Congress, according to two congressional aides."

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Trainload of Trumpenfreude

Democrat California Governor Jerry Brown in 2016 mocked Donald John Trump. He told labor bosses, “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country.”

But we elected Donald John Trump president and no one cares what California does with itself.

McCabe's coup attempt

On January 10, 2017, CNN reported that at intelligence briefing of President-elect Donald John Trump with Barack Obama, aides slipped a two-page memo on a Russian dossier into the pile of papers handed the new president.

They learned nothing from 2016

Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $500 million to stop President Donald John Trump next year.

Another billionaire plans to run against President Trump.

And the press has begun gushing Elizabeth Warren's populism and her Trumpian ways.

Charge Smollett with a hate crime

A few weeks ago actor Jussie Smollett told police that two men in MAGA hats called him names, beat him up, tied a rope around his neck, and poured bleach on him on the cold streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. In one version of his story, Smollett said they shouted, "This is MAGA country."

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Private investigator clears Covington boys

The Covington Catholic High School boys did nothing wrong when they visited the National Mall, a private investigator found. The facts are contrary to media reports at the time of felonious smirking by their ringleader and misdemeanor MAGA hatting by the rest.

They do not want amnesty

Mickey Kaus and Michelle Malkin have fought the good battle against amnesty for illegal aliens for many, many years.

But after watching the uni-party whiff opportunity upon opportunity to reform immigration, I realize the last thing Official Washington wants is to turn illegal aliens into legal residents because so many people rake money off illegal aliens.

Democrats do not wish to restore Obamacare

Nine years ago, Democrats passed their grand health care reform without a single vote from a Republican.

The headline in the Guardian was "Joe Biden: 'This is a big f***ing deal.'" (I used asterisks; the Guardian did not.)

Pelosi hit the wall

Nancy on January 3 said, “We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt about that? We are not doing a wall. So that’s that. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with: The wall is an immorality between countries. It’s an old way of thinking. It isn’t cost-effective.”


Nancy is about to break her own odd code of ethics by allowing any funding of what she has defined as an immoral wall.

The stock market crash that wasn't

Chuck and Nancy were excited on December 24. Stock prices had their worst December since the Great Depression.

“It’s Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve — after he just fired the Secretary of Defense,” Nancy and Chuck said in a joint communique.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Too many polar bears

These fat bruins are not starving polar bears.

Obama killed steel. Trump brought it back

No Trumpenfreude today. Sorry. Instead, enjoy the announcement from U.S. Steel that it has resumed construction of a 21st century electric arc furnace steel-making facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Alabama.

"U. S. Steel previously initiated construction of the EAF in March 2015 and suspended construction in December 2015 due to unfavorable market conditions," the company said.

Obama's socialism versus President Donald John Trump's capitalism. No contest.