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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Highlights of the News

Topping the news: a federal judge approves wall funding, Chipotle threatens to raise burrito prices by 5¢ to protest tariffs on Mexico, and Donald John Trump is still your president.

ITEM 1: The Blaze reported, "A federal judge handed down a decision that was a defeat for Democrats attempting to block the funding re-direction towards construction of President Donald Trump's border wall.

"Democrats were upset that the president called a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border and then ordered funds to come from the military in order to work around the will of Congress.

"The Trump administration argued that the Congress had no standing to litigate the claim against the Executive branch.

"Judge Trevor McFadden disagreed with the Democrats and sided with the Trump administration."

Judge McFadden is a Trump appointee.

ITEM 2: CNN reported, "Chipotle could raise burrito prices by 5¢ if Mexico tariffs become permanent."

A nickel?

The company wants America to surrender its border over a nickel?

Of course the company's real complaint is losing cheap, illegal labor that gets paid under the table while collecting welfare benefits such as food stamps.

We need to crack down on the exploiters of illegal aliens.

ITEM 3: The Intercept reported, "IN A FEDERAL lawsuit, the tech giant Oracle has provided new details to support its accusation that Amazon secretly negotiated a job offer with a then-Department of Defense official who helped shape the procurement process for a massive federal contract for which Amazon was a key bidder.

"Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are now the two finalists to win the highly contested $10 billion contract for what is known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. The deal, one of the largest federal contracts in U.S. history, would pay one company to provide cloud computing services in support of Defense Department operations around the world.

"But the contract has been hotly contested since the department began soliciting proposals last year. Two of Amazon’s competitors, IBM and Oracle, filed complaints with the Government Accountability Office saying that the winner-take-all process unfairly favored Amazon, which is seen as an industry leader in cloud computing. When its claim was rejected, Oracle sued the government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims."

If true, the job offer should disqualify Amazon.

Sadly, if they lose the bid they will simply peddle their technology to Red China.

ITEM 4: The Washington Examiner reported, "Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that his country would reject a proposed solution to the immigration and tariff stand-off with the U.S. that would involve it keeping Central American asylum seekers.

"The proposal, which has not been formally made by the U.S., would involve Mexico being designated a 'safe third country' for the immigrants, meaning that refugees passing through Mexico to the U.S. would first have to claim asylum in Mexico. The U.S. has a similar agreement with Canada."

Mexico can enjoy the tariffs then.

Nobody needs its avocados.

ITEM 5: Fox News reported, "President Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom has the potential to interfere with British politics at a time when the country is particularly divided, according to NBC's Chuck Todd.

"During an appearance on 'Sunday Today,' Todd discussed concerns voiced by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who tweeted that 'President Trump's attempt to decide who will be Britain's next PM is an entirely unacceptable interference in our democracy.'"

President Donald John Trump's visited was planned 75 years ago when the British Empire and the United States stormed the beaches at Normandy. Theresa May's resignation coincided with it. Reporters asked him questions. He answered honestly.

Todd is a ferret who is not used to honesty or sunlight.

ITEM 6: The Chicago Tribune reported, "At least 52 people were shot across Chicago over the weekend, the most violent of the year as summer gets underway, with a toll even higher than during the long Memorial Day holiday just a week earlier.

"More than half the victims were wounded during a 12-hour burst of gunfire from Friday evening to Saturday morning. At least four of the 31 people shot during that time died after attacks on the West and South sides. By the time the weekend ended, at least 10 people were dead, according to the Chicago Police Department.

"The level of violence, which typically spikes during the summer months, eclipsed that of the three-day Memorial Day weekend when at least 43 people were shot, seven of them fatally. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson held a news conference Monday morning, calling the level of violence 'despicable.'"

When is the first black lesbian mayor going to declare a War on Murder and end this?

Or was being elected her only accomplishment?

To be fair, none of the straight white men mayors did a damned thing. (The town also had a useless straight white woman and an equally inept straight black man as mayor.)

Chiraq won't end until the town takes murder serious.

ITEM 7: The Hill reported, "Researcher Evette Alexander told Hill.TV this week that there is a gender divide on college campuses when it comes to prioritizing free speech versus inclusion.

"'Men and women felt quite differently on what they considered the greater priority,' Alexander, who is director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton in a 'Rising' interview that aired Friday. 'It was a predictor of whether they would favor free speech over inclusion or inclusion over free speech.'

"'We found that a substantial majority of college men, 71 percent, said that promoting free speech was the more important priority over diversity inclusion issues,' she said. 'We found that over half, 58 percent, of college women said the opposite. So they said that promoting a diverse, inclusive society was the greater concern for them.'"

If true, then men are stronger than women. Words don't hurt men. Women need to suck it up if they want to compete.

But more likely this has to do with what studies they pursue.

What we now call STEM courses use facts and logic, while PETAL (Psychology, English, Theater, Arts and Literature) courses go by feelings. Logic dictates that if you limit someone's speech then someone else will come along and limit yours. Feelings dictate that people should not say mean things.

ITEM 8: The New York Post reported, "The NBA may be backing down from using the word 'owner' due to racial insensitivity.

"After Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green argued against using the term on LeBron James’ HBO show 'The Shop' late last year, the issue gained steam, per TMZ Sports, and at least two teams have already stopped using it.

"'You shouldn’t say owner,' Green said, saying it should be changed to CEO, chairman or majority shareholder."

More Marxist mush. The Marxists went from brainwashing professors and TV stars to multi-millionaire sports stars. Green needs some STEM courses.

ITEM 9: The Associated Press reported, "An Oregon lumber company is cutting its workforce by about 40%, citing the state's regulatory and tax creep.

"The Stimson Lumber Company announced Friday that it would lay off 60 jobs from its Forest Grove operations.

"CEO Andrew Miller said environmental permit fees, Oregon's Clean Fuels Tax and pending cap and trade legislation are stacking up the cost of doing business in the state.

"The company said it will now shift some of that work to Idaho and Montana, where it cost 5% to 7% less to produce lumber products."

Remember, Democrats also complain about a 5% tariff on Mexico.

But Oregon is run by anti-capitalists.

ITEM 10: Charles Hurt reported, "Democrats running for president have taken a shockingly sensible position on the most deeply divisive issue in American politics for the past half-century.

"Threatened by a slew of new state laws around the country making it illegal to perform late-term abortions after baby’s hearts have begun beating, Democrats have seized on a new tactic for ensuring that they can preserve the 'constitutional right' to abortion up to the moment of birth. (And even after, according to some Democrat politicians, so long as the newborn is kept 'comfortable' while the grownups decide how best to dispose of the live baby.)

"This novel new approach Democrats have suddenly discovered while desperately campaigning for president is to take the issue to Congress and pass legislation that would enshrine abortion rights into federal law.

"'I would make sure that we are codifying Roe v. Wade into law,' Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said when asked about new laws in states like Iowa and Ohio and Louisiana that are chipping away at the recreational abortion that has become the cornerstone of the Democrat Party’s platform."

Codifying Roe v. Wade? There should never have been a Roe v. Wade. Abortion should have been legislated, not adjudicated.

But the nascent feminist movement seized the issue and won way too quickly and easily. The Democrat Party is stuck as the abortion party.

Ultrasound and the baby's heartbeat at six weeks -- embryonic pulsation as the New York Times puts it -- have shown that a baby is indeed a separate human being inside its mother. It's not her body and it really shouldn't be her choice.

Codifying Roe v. Wade won't save it because the court has the power to overturn it.

Just as it did abortion laws in 46 states in Roe v. Wade.

Abortion is on borrowed time.

ITEM 11: Fox News reported, "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. sought to revive her struggling presidential candidacy at a fiery Fox News town hall in Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday by unapologetically embracing late-term abortion, and lighting into the National Rifle Association as 'the worst organization in this country.'

"In one particularly testy moment, moderator Chris Wallace challenged Gillibrand's attack on Fox News' coverage of elected Democrats' comments and legislative action on infanticide: 'Instead of talking about Fox News, why don't you answer Susan's question?'"

The exchange was not presidential for her because a reporter chastised her.

Wallace said, "Senator, I just want to say, we've brought you here for an hour. We've treated you very fairly. I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you want to attack us. I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when we've invited you to be here."

Then she said, "I'll do it in a polite way."

Gillibrand replaced Hillary as New York's junior senator. She is trying to be the next Hillary. She is succeeding.

ITEM 12: Daily Caller reported, "A former Democratic congressional candidate attacked white people and the American flag in a series of angry tweets Sunday. Saira Rao, who ran for Congress in Colorado’s first district last year, blamed white people for making her life 'miserable,' and said that she can’t stand the sight of the American flag."

She tweeted, "The American flag makes me sick."

This is mainstream Democrat thinking. The anti-Americanism and anti-white racism stem from the frustration of their inability to convince the middle class to accept communism.

ITEM 13: The Deseret News reported, "Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utah leaders not ready to endorse President Donald Trump."

Donald John Trump carried the state in 2016 and will again in 2020. Just whom do these leaders lead?

ITEM 14: Yahoo News reported, "Trying to succeed where the Women's March struggled, a new progressive group hopes to master 'intersectionality.'"

I suggest losing the pink knit hats and finding something to say besides "Orange Man Bad."


  1. "Donald John Trump carried the state in 2016 and again in 2020. Just whom do these leaders lead?"

    He hasn't carried it yet in 2020. Unless you borrowed that time machine that Ace does not have.

    -Mikey NTH

  2. Todd is a ferret who is not used to honesty or sunlight.

    I’ve always just used weasel....thanks for the vocab expansion tip Big D...


  3. "Nobody needs its avocados" There he goes again talking exactly like the liberals talk. Telling me what's good for me and what is not and using the force of law to command it.

    1. Are you a free man, or are you a slave? If you need your Mexican avocados so fucking bad, go fucking find some. He ain’t stopping you and neither am I, and neither is the law, you fucking moron.

    2. I didn't know that you had a right to avocados at a price certain.

      -Mikey NTH

    3. Gosh that must have really hurt your feelings zregime! Your potty mouth is stinking up the forum since you cannot handle the truth.

      Frankly I hate avocadoes! But I don't want you or soy boy telling me I cannot have them. No wonder liberals tell you its bad to own guns. They have infected all political discourse and you overly sensitive types are surely infected.

      As for Mikey why do you put words in my mouth? I never said I have a right to any product! And certainly I never mentioned price either.

      Both of you missed the point. No surprise. The default position here is if Trump does it then its good.

      All of which is precisely the way liberals behaved with Obama. So you're little different from them.

    4. Increase your calm, Susan.

    5. Want or need? You want things your way. Maybe you need to grow up.

  4. Saira Rao is burnishing her credentials as a leading democrat. Perhaps she too will run for President.

    Romney is deplorable.

    Embryonic pulsation? How low can they go in trying to fool us?

    1. "Saira Rao is burnishing her credentials"

      Well, stop it, girl. It's a nasty habit.

    2. Until they become a self-parody. That plane is already landing I think.

  5. The cartels are in charge of the border...not the Mexican government. We should consider using our armed forces to liberate that area of Mexico from the criminals, drug-runners, and sex-slavers.

  6. Item 8: The nba where multi millionaires complain about being slaves. If he doesn't like it he can work at McDonald's. He probably majored in basketball in college and can't do anything else productive.

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  8. Perhaps Chipotle can take the extra 5 cents and spend it on water to better clean their vegetables to prevent future e-coli breakouts.

  9. Roe v Wade is obsolete. All the language obfuscation in the world won’t save it. The pro-abortinists are beginning to parade their own version of “Who are you going to believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?”

    There comes a point when the Emperor has no clothes. If it looks, sounds, moves, acts like a baby then you have...a baby.

    I repeat, Roe v Wade is obsolete and it is science plus progressive overreach that has done it. By making abortions legal right up to birth (and perhaps beyond) these folks have gone a bridge too far in the world of imagery; the more video that
    comes out on this stuff (and it will) no amount of linguistic massage will blunt the obvious.

    I can’t wait.

  10. Re #6: "an equally inept straight black man as mayor." Chicago had two Black men as mayor, Eugene Sawyer and Harold Washington. Of course, there were rumors about the latter...

  11. I kind of don't like the phrase "Trump's Wall." I would prefer to think of it as America's wall. Or even my wall, since the unfettered entry of illegals into the country puts my retirement at risk.

  12. Chipotle's E coli burrito is delicious.

  13. Abortion has never been safe. With a 50% plus fatality rate, it is the most dangerous medical procedure being done today.

    1. Exceptionally dangerous for the babies

  14. "Chiraq won't end until the town takes murder serious."

    Apparently, they do take it serious; they practice constantly and do it well.