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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Highlights of the news

Good morning. Donald John Trump is still your president.

ITEM 1: The Hollywood Reporter reported, "The play is the third Scott Rudin production of the 2018-19 season to move up its closing date following soft ticket sales.

"The Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton will close one month early. Producer Scott Rudin on Monday announced that the Lucas Hnath play, which stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in the title roles, will have its final performance Sunday.

"The early closing date for Hillary and Clinton is due to underwhelming ticket sales. The play, which cost $4.2 million to produce, began performances in March and drew mixed-to-positive reviews, but has struggled to fill seats, reaching only 36 percent of its gross potential in the last two weeks. Its cumulative box office stands at $4.7 million."

The Trumpenfreude aside, who thought this was a good idea? The producers of John and Theresa Kerry? Subtract Monica from the equation and the Clintons are almost as interesting as the Coolidges.

ITEM 2: The Washington Post reported, "President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting next week, an apparent reference to a plan in preparation for months that aims to round up thousands of migrant parents and children in a blitz operation across major U.S. cities.

"'Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,' Trump wrote, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 'They will be removed as fast as they come in.'

"Large-scale ICE enforcement operations are typically kept secret to avoid tipping off targets. In 2018, Trump and other senior officials threatened the mayor of Oakland, California, with criminal prosecution for alerting city residents that immigration raids were in the works.

"Trump and his senior immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, have been prodding Homeland Security officials to arrest and remove thousands of family members whose deportation orders were expedited by the Justice Department this year as part of a plan known as the 'rocket docket.'"

The post-Mueller Report Trump has a lot more leeway than the Witch-Hunted One.

ITEM 3: ABC reported, "The United States is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The decision follows last week's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blamed on Tehran, with the Pentagon releasing new images on Monday that officials said show Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps members removing an unexploded mine from one of the ship's hulls."

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard has $150 billion, to fund terrorism, it otherwise would not had access to thanks to Obama the Awful ill-fated Iran deal.

ITEM 4: Jon Street reported, "Comedian Bill Maher weighed in Friday on one of the most recent defeats for social justice warriors, particularly those at Oberlin College."

This was on his weekly show. He discussed a jury award of $44 million to Gibson's bakery in its defamation case against Oberlin.

Maher said, "Social justice warriors ... are finally finding that maybe there's a price to pay."

But wait. There's more. One of his panelists, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss, said, "For too long a lot of people have said 'what goes on on campuses is excessive and crazy but who gives a shit?' Well, this bakery cared because it ruined them."

A jury award of $44 million to a bakery by a bully college is national news. That the media has largely ignored it shows what rotters they are. This is the same media that made a big deal about a 16-year-old from Kentucky "smirking" at an Indian.

Maybe it is just as well considering how the press botched that story. They got it backward. The Indian harassed the white boy.

The truth slowly is seeping out about Oberlin. Weiss ought to write a column about this.

ITEM 5: CBS reported, "The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

"The justices' action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at the dispute between the lesbian couple and the owners of a now-closed bakery in the Portland area.

"The case involves bakers Melissa and Aaron Klein, who paid a $135,000 judgment to the couple for declining to create a cake for them in 2013."

The court's action means it is OK to drive people into bankruptcy just because they are Christian.

This is not the America I grew up in. That was a land that expanded rights to women and people of color. We are always just one generation away from totalitarianism. The irony is once completed, lesbians will be among the first people punished.

ITEM 6: Fox News reported, "MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Monday that Democrats turned their back on Middle America, particularly the working class and pro-life Americans.

"Matthews said voters in rural swing states put their faith in President Trump because they feel marginalized and abandoned by the Democratic Party."

The quote from Matthews is, "I think they knew there's a great party going on among the liberal elite with all their Hollywood buddies -- and they weren't invited. Nobody wants to go to a party they haven't been invited [to] ... And that's the attitude people have. They've been looked down on."

He hit upon something I had not thought of before. He said people don't like being used.

That explains in part the bond people have with Donald John Trump. People do not believe he will discard them because he is not a politician. Democrats have burned them. Re-gaining that trust will take a lot of sweet talk.

ITEM 7: The Hill reported, "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pledging to force a vote on President Trump's $4.5 billion request for emergency border money, regardless of whether or not the GOP can reach a deal with Democrats.

"McConnell told Fox News during an interview on Monday that he was planning to bring up a freestanding deal in an effort to force Democrats to go on the record either supporting or blocking the request for humanitarian aid legislation."

His quote was, "I'm going to bring it up freestanding next week and see if they really aren't interested in dealing with this massive humanity that we have to take care of at the border. What's the objection? This is not about the wall but about the humanitarian crisis."

This means he finally has the 50 votes he needs. Out of 53 Republicans. The party needs purging.

ITEM 8: Agence France Presse reported, "The Quebec provincial legislature on Sunday approved a controversial immigration bill that will replace a first-come, first-served standard for accepting migrants with one tied to an applicants' skills.

"The law is similar to a proposed plan from US President Donald Trump that would shift his country's visa system from family-based immigration towards bringing in more skilled workers."

Immigration is a privilege, not a right.

Governments exist to protect people. That includes protection from an invasion. It is nice to see Quebec's government take its duties serious.

ITEM 9: Erin Hale reported, "Hong Kong's streets once again filled with hundreds of thousands of protesters clad in black and marching Sunday against a controversial legislative bill that would allow for extradition to China.

"The protest brought major swathes of Hong Kong's shopping and government districts to a standstill, as organizers said two million people took to the streets.

"The demonstrations come the day after the bill was suspended by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, but the protesters say they will continue until the bill is permanently revoked.

"Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump plans to discuss the Hong Kong issue with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the upcoming G20 summit in Japan.

"Protesters are also calling for Lam to step down with signs and group chants of 'Lam step down' and 'Hong Kong add oil,' a colloquial Chinese expression to keep fighting."

The oil in this case is President Trump. His tariffs are causing economic pain in Red China which could lead to regime change.

Communism lasted 74 years in Russia. Communism is in its 70th year in Red China. Ending communism is President Trump's goal.

ITEM 10: Bloomberg News reported, "Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing for a 40% to 60% drop in international smartphone shipments as the Trump administration’s blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant’s most important businesses."

A 40% drop in sales means a 40% drop in employment as well as a 40% drop in purchases.

President Trump knows exactly what he is doing.

ITEM 11: The Associated Press reported, "Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow."

It's called summer. The waters warm each summer. AP and friends can throw all the virgins they want into the volcano, but it will continue until September. Then the water will freeze and the ice will expand.

Weather is cyclical. All things on Earth are. To everything, there is a season.

It's in the Bible.

ITEM 12: HuffPost reported, "Alexandra Pelosi, a documentary filmmaker and the daughter of Democratic House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi, painted a gory Game Of Thrones-esque scene to explain how her mother will approach meetings with President Donald Trump."

Game of Thrones?

Does that mean her daughter is also her niece?

ITEM 13: Reuters reported, "President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico."

Use the money to build the wall.


  1. Let’s just face facts and reality: Barack Obama was the worst President in American history. Not. Even. Close.

    1. I dunno, I think it's a pretty close call between Obozo and Jimmy Carter. The Panama Canal giveaway ranks right up there with the Iran deal, IMO.

    2. Big difference: “Jimmah” was just a incompetent stumblebum. Ozero was/is a malevolent Mussolini wannabe.

    3. Carter was well meaning and wanted to see the good in everyone. Barry is evil and seeks to exploit the evils in others for his own gain.

    4. IMO James Buchanan Jr. was the worse President.  The 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861, serving prior to the American Civil War. A Democrat who allowed the states to succeed and did nothing to stop the seizing of war materials by the South. To be fair Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and Monroe, father of the Constitution, believed that states could succeed from the Union, but Buchanan allowed it to happen causing 650,00 Americans in the North and South to die.

    5. C'mon amr. Lincoln started Lincoln's war which led to the deaths of 700k+. Buchanan stuck to the law and those war materials were paid for by the south as well.

      Secession is a right of any state and Buchanan was right to allow it as he had no right to stop it.. Period.

    6. Madison was the father we of the Constitution not Monroe and he did not think that there was a right to secede. See his letters responding to the Nullification Crisis. He was old but still sharp.

  2. Item 6: It will take a lot more than sweet talk. The very first thing is to not be crazy.

  3. That vid clip with the babes is exactly how he should walk out at the RNC next year.

    1. You can't fool me: those ladies are mammals!

  4. > This means he finally has the 50 votes he needs. Out of 53 Republicans. The party needs purging.

    Karl Rove seems to think that a Republican is a Republican. That's why he was outraged when Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle in the 2010 Republican primary in Delaware, and so felt justified in torpedoing her on Fox News the night of her victory.

    Rove claimed she couldn't win, and then ensured it.

    There's a brand of Republicans who have no ideals, only allegiances. Party reptiles. I think you could pick Rove up with a crane and move him across town to the DNC headquarters, put him down in a corner office desk, and neither he nor the Democrats around him would notice any difference. Like James Carville, Wasserman-Schultz, and all the rest. To us, the Republican Party exists to promote a certain set of ideals and convictions; to the reptiles, the Republican Party exists to gain money and power and stifle any challenge to their authority within the Party.

    That's why, if it seemed to you like Republicans hated the Tea Party and Trump more than the Democrats, you were right.

    1. Great comments Lee... I lived in DE back then and went to a few Christine O'Donnell rallies. She was actually a very decent candidate and would have been a good representative for the state. I turn the channel as soon as I see Carl Rove. What an ass

    2. Delaware hasn't had a senator worth anything since Roth. For all the years biden has been in office you can't name one piece of legislation he sponsored. But, everyone knows the Roth IRA!

  5. ITEM 1

    "reaching only 36 percent of its gross potential"

    What's 36% of infinity?

    ITEM 4

    The snowflakes at Oberlin won't care ... until they realize they have $44 million less facilities at their College now.

    ITEM 5

    "Sure I'll make you a cake, but I'll have to use holy water ... that's okay with you, right?"

    1. "Sure I'll make you a cake, but I'll have to use holy water ... that's okay with you, right?"

      Or toilet water?!?!

  6. Why the British gave Hong Kong back to China I’ll never understand. Same with Mr. Peanut giving up the Panama Canal (and why subsequent presidents didn’t rescind it).

    1. The lease was up on Hong Kong, the Panama Canal was just a straight up giveaway.

  7. Item 1: We heard lots of crowing at the Tony’s that Broadway is alive and well, that revenues have been way up these past two years. But, of course, no credit given to the Trump economy that is clearly driving ticket sales. Guess the rubes visiting from flyover decided to pass on Bill and Hill.

  8. "Good morning. Donald John Trump is still your president."

    The best part of waking up!

  9. 6) after election, van Jones commented on same, if you don't ask them to supper, why would they go with you to the prom?

  10. It's not just that "Hillary" show. A number of SJW movies bombed this year already. See instapundit, which quotes Christian Toto:
    " This year isn’t half over yet, but we’ve already seen three comedies brimming with social justice posturing.
    “Long Shot” resembles a standard rom-com, but the love story repeatedly pauses for progressive bromides.
    “Booksmart” riffs on the “Superbad” formula, but with female students sharing feminist talking points and empowerment mantras.
    “Late Night” stars Mindy Kaling as a Millennial trying to crack the all-male writing team for a talk show legend. Her character rails against the “patriarchy” and demands diversity … or else.
    “Long Shot” under-performed with a $30 million haul. “Booksmart” fared worse, managing a measly $19 million to date. “Late Night’s opening weekend proved dismal, too, with a $5.1 million haul.
    See a pattern here?"


  11. Now that Trump is in campaign mode, I hope we'll start seeing more rubber-meets-the-road decisions, like the deportation thing. Also, the immigrant sponsor decision. There's also a Dept of Interior decision to cut 7,500 regulations to allow Americans access to federal land. He's giving the swamp more reasons to hate him. The flip side is more reasons for voters to like him. Excellent. I hope this accelerates in coming weeks and months. - Gary B

  12. #4 $33 million and some change per Legal Insurrection. $11 million and then 2x for max Ohio punitive damages = $33 million.
    #11 Its global cooling.