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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still your president.

ITEM 1: France 24 reported, "A French inventor and entrepreneur on Sunday soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders.

"Former jet-skiing champion Franky Zapata, grasping a rifle in a sign of the possible military uses of his device, took to the air in a futuristic showpiece of the annual Bastille Day parade."

Leave it to the French to invent an unprotected slow-moving target. If they had this invention in World War II they could have surrendered in six hours instead of six weeks.

ITEM 2: Sundance reported, "In an effort to deal with the problem of growing fraudulent asylum claims at the southern U.S. border, the Trump administration is modifying the asylum rules to include a requirement that asylum should be sought at the first safe country of travel.

"During a video interview U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli explains the new rule requiring asylum-seekers to apply in the first country they enter instead of the U.S."

How many more Ihlan Omars do we need when one is too many?

ITEM 3: John Nolte reported, "Another weekend, another 'woke' comedy — this time Stuber —  bites the box office dust.

"What, you mean Americans aren’t interesting in paying $12 for a lecture about the dangers of toxic masculinity?"

Why buy a movie ticket when Gillette commercials are free?

ITEM 4: Politico reported, "A Democratic lawmaker says he will force a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by next week, a dramatic step that could force the Democrat-led House to consider the measure for the first time, even over the objection of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"'The President of the United States is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, as well as an invidious prevaricator. To say that Donald John Trump is unfit for the Office of the President of the United States is an understatement,' said Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who cited Trump's racist tweets over the weekend about Democratic congresswomen as the impetus for his third effort to push through an impeachment vote."

Impeach him over a tweet?


If this keeps up the 22nd Amendment two-term limit on being president will be amended to add: "except Donald John Trump."

ITEM 5: Frieda Powers reported, "Dem senators ask why women basketball players make less money than NBA Stars."

Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Jacky Rosen sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asking this question.

The letter said, in part, "Last year in the Women’s National Basketball Association, the maximum veteran player salary was $115,500, while the men in the National Basketball Association earned a minimum salary of $582,180. Despite four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in which men and women players are compensated equally, women tennis players are only earning 80 cents on each dollar that men earn in other matches."

So two white liberal women want to reduce the pay of black men and men of other races in the name of equality.

Or maybe they want to increase personnel costs in the WNBA fivefold, which would bankrupt the league.

Powers misspelled dim in her headline.

ITEM 6: The Hollywood Reporter reported, "Norah O'Donnell Takes on the Mission of the CBS Evening News."

Monday was her first day on the job.

The story quoted CBS News president Susan Zirinsky, who said, "There are very few people who are able to deliver a trustworthy broadcast without point of view. That’s who we want to be."

In other words, get back to the basics. I agree.

Oprah then peed in the punch by saying, "There are so few women who get to speak about the world to the world. And you are now one of those people."

Oh grow up.

Plenty of women deliver the news around the world. She is the third woman to anchor the CBS Evening News. Katie Couric and Connie Chung did not set a high bar.

ITEM 7: Politico reported, "Biden unveils health care plan: Affordable Care Act 2.0."

The story said, "Democratic front-runner Joe Biden on Monday unveiled a health plan that’s intended to preserve the most popular parts of Obamacare — from Medicaid expansion to protections for patients with preexisting conditions — and build on them with a new government-run public insurance option.

"Biden would also empower Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, allow the importation of prescription drugs from abroad and extend tax credits to help tens of millions of Americans buy lower-priced health insurance.

"The plan — which the campaign says will cost $750 billion over a decade, to be paid for by reversing some of the Trump administration’s tax cuts — is less transformative than the Medicare for All proposal advanced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and supported by some other Democrats, which would effectively do away with private insurance and shift all Americans to government-run health coverage."

Bernie's Medicaid for All (what it really would be) is Obamacare 2.0.

ITEM 8: Joe Biden said, "I give people the option. If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it."

Along with your doctor.

It's like he isn't even trying anymore.

ITEM 9: The Hill reported, "Romney won't say if Trump's attacks against minority lawmakers are racist."

They cannot get Mittens to say it.

By the way, didn't Maureen Dowd on Sunday say disagreeing with Congresswoman Omar doesn't make you racist?

ITEM 10: Judicial Watch announced, "In June Kentucky mailed address confirmation notices to 250,000 voters who are believed to have moved, thanks to a consent judgment agreed to by the Commonwealth. These registrations are probably outdated and will be cancelled if the voters fail to vote in future elections or to confirm their current addresses.

"The Judicial Watch victory in Kentucky is in addition to the Judicial Watch victory in California, where up to 1.6 million inactive names are set to be removed from voter registration rolls in Los Angeles County.

"In the consent judgment, Kentucky acknowledges that the state is not in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA): 'The practices currently in place in Kentucky do not comply with the NVRA’s requirement that states conduct a general voter registration list maintenance program that makes a reasonable effort to remove ineligible persons from the voter rolls due to a change in residence outside of the jurisdiction.'

"The address confirmation notices were sent to about 7% of the names currently on Kentucky’s voter rolls."

Tim Fitton and Judicial Watch do the work journalists pretend to do.

ITEM 11: Fox News reported, "The self-proclaimed Antifa militant who was killed Saturday by Washington state police as he attacked a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center was seen in a recent CNN program that critics say glorified a radical, left-wing movement.

"Willem Van Spronsen, 69, sent a manifesto to friends the day before the assault in which he wrote, 'I am Antifa,' and now he is lionized by members of the leftwing group as a martyr.

"He also appears to have been part of a May 5 episode of CNN’s 'United Shades of America' with W. Kamau Bell.

"The heavily promoted CNN show featured Bell explaining the 'Redneck Revolt,' which he identified as gun-toting liberals who defend the Second Amendment and seek to battle the 'alt-right' and neo-Nazis.

"Bell called them 'good guys,' going to a gun range with members and even questioning why 'more white people' don’t share their viewpoints.

"One of the men featured on the CNN special appears to be Van Spronsen -- who was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices when he launched his assault on the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the Tacoma Police Department."

This marked the first time CNN supported the 2nd Amendment.

ITEM 12:

Why does she want to send President Trump's daughter to the Czech Republic?

ITEM 13: Republican Senator Cory Gardner announced, "Today is a historic day for our nation’s public lands, western states, and the people of Colorado. Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope of Colorado will bring the bureau’s decision makers closer to the people they serve and the public lands they manage.

"The problem with Washington is too many policy makers are far removed from the people they are there to serve. Ninety-nine percent of the land the BLM manages is West of the Mississippi River, and so should be the BLM headquarters. This is a victory for local communities, advocates for public lands, and proponents for a more responsible and accountable federal government."

That is a good move.

Turning more land over to the states would be a better move.

ITEM 14: The Hill reported, "Scientists flee USDA as research agencies move to Kansas City area
A Trump administration decision to move researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Kansas City area is threatening to spark the flight of more than half of the staff selected to move, gutting the agency of its top scientific voices.

"Staff have until midnight Monday to decide whether to uproot and join the department as it moves its research branches from Washington, D.C., lured by $26 million in promised incentives from state and local officials.

"Critics see the move, set to be completed by Sept. 30, as yet another example of the Trump administration looking to sideline scientists and researchers, keeping them away from the corridors of power."

That is the problem. Government agriculturists are closer to the corridors of power than the corridors of corn.


  1. (I posted this at Instapundit last night.)

    With 18 months to go, let’s see how many Trump judges might be confirmed if recent trends continue. The two big goals in this first Trump term are to match Obama’s eight years in just four Trump years, and to appoint 1/3 of all Federal judges at all three levels.

    Supreme Court:

    Trump has tied Obama (2). With one more, he will have appointed 1/3 of the Supreme Court.

    Appellate Courts:

    From May 15 to July 15, the Senate confirmed 2 Trump appointed Appellate Court judges.
    Current total is 42. Recent rate is 1 per month.
    At this rate he will tie Obama’s eight years (55) in the next 13 months.
    At this rate he will have appointed 1/3 of all Appellate judges (58) in the next 16 months.

    District Courts:

    From May 15 to July 15, the Senate confirmed 20 Trump appointed District Court Judges.
    Current total is 83. Recent rate is 10 per month.
    At this rate he will tie Obama’s eight years (272) in the next 19 months.
    At this rate he will have appointed 1/3 of all District judges (189) in the next 11 months.

    1. Great news, man, but the LibCommies have already demonstrated that if they don’t like a ruling, they ignore the ruling. Ultimately, Judge Hollow Point will preside.

  2. "Donald John Trump is still your president"

    Every morning when I wake up and am reminded, a slow smile takes over my face as I start my day. I waited 50 years for a President like this.

    1. You are right. MAJOR props to Big D for adding this regular update to his arsenal. Mr. T may be the hardest working man in America, but if so, Our Don is a close second.

    2. I wonder.

      Did his better half come up with the idea?

      (Opportunity to fess up, Don!!!)

    3. Yes, it reminds me of the old days when I'd brew coffee & then sit down to the morning newspaper; and the reminder that President Donald J. Trump is still our President puts a smile on my face even when some of the news is bad.

      Now if Don would just add a cartoon section, my pleasure would be complete! I suggest Branco, Ben Garrison & Ramirez to start!

  3. Item 4 - Rep Al Green should explain the deal to withdraw the sexual assault and employment discrimination lawsuit brought against him by a lawyer who was his district director, Lucinda R. Daniels.

    Was taxpayer money used to get her to drop her suit? She got a cushy job with a college in Green's district. Did he arrange that?

    Full disclosure, Green.

    1. You mean secret the tax paid $25,000,000 slush fund to cover congress' sexual harassment/molestation charges. Let us remove the secrecy of those filings. They scream about such charges against Trump's and other GOP members when made public.

    2. If the Museum of Natural History ever needs an example of Neanderthal Man, they could stuff Al Green & he'd fit right in.

      That man is a throwback, and not in a good way!

  4. Norah CBS used to tag team with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC in lying about Sarah Palin when she caused McCain to surge ahead in the polls.Straight up lying, then lying about that lying. Bidness as usual at her new employer. She is a reliable hack.

  5. The USDA move is important. They are building the new National Bio and Agra defense Facility in Manhattan Kansas, a stone's throw away. They will be three hours down wind so they will have skin in the game.

  6. Re BLM-Western Slope of Colorado-like the East side of Oregon and Washington or most of Idaho..
    Get used to gun racks in Pickups...You ain't in DC or Denver anymore..Richly deserved..speaking as an old Airtanker Pilot. Ilove to see the Director's face when confronted by a group of nomex clad dirty, Wildland firefighters over one of their screw ups..

  7. Item 4: "If this keeps up the 22nd Amendment two-term limit on being president will be amended to add: "except Donald John Trump.""

    What a day for a daydream...wouldn't it be loverly? <3

    My other daydream, just because it would be such "justice", is that after President Trump's second term, Donald Junior would run and win the White House. Heeee!

    1. Is possible.

      Landslide in 2020.

      Full Maga, Executive, Legislative and increasing Judicial.

      Why, if solid MAGA is proven, why not?

  8. Regarding the Anne Applebaum iciocy that is Item 12.

    Slovenia is an incredibly beautiful country. It has Alpine peaks, a lovely Venetian-style coastline, crystal clear mountain lakes, amazing caves, and beautiful capital city of Ljubljana. Send me! Please. And soon.

    Is Applebaum really so stupid as to think that it is the equivalent of Somalia and Mogadishu? She is clearly so stupid that she doesn't know the difference between Trump's first very beautiful and charming first wife, and Trump's very beautiful and charming daughter. Liberalism really is a brain disease and Applebaum is a pathogen.


  10. All the government agencies that deal with global warming should be relocated to Pt. Barrow, Alaska so they can watch the polar ice cap melt.

    1. Every so often you do provide some evidence that your fame name is an accurate assesment of your lovely self.

      This has been one of those every so oftens.


  11. The 4 horsewomen of Race Baiting

    Body language commentary

  12. 5. I think they meant "dum." Remember, the "b" is always silent.

  13. "the new rule requiring asylum-seekers to apply in the first country they enter instead of the U.S."
    It's not a new rule but a U.N. directive. Refugees are required to request asylum at the first safe country they come to.