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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still our president, and Mini Mike's daddy.

ITEM 1: Break the Matrix reported, "Baltimore mayoral candidate Richard Vaughn’s criminal history includes felony theft, carjacking, and harassment charges.

"Baltimore, MD – Over half of the 32 candidates vying to become Baltimore’s next mayor in April have criminal charges on their records.

"The candidates’ startling backgrounds came to light just days before former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to be sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax evasion, WBFF reported.

"The news outlet began digging into the mayoral candidates’ criminal histories to see if any of them had legal matters in the past, and quickly discovered that over half of them had."

Charm City: I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperadoes, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, and Methodists!

ITEM 2: Chicago says, not so fast, you Baltimorons.

Hannah Alani and Heather Cherone reported, "Chicago remains America’s most corrupt city, and Illinois the third-most corrupt state, according to a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The report, co-authored by UIC professor and former Alderman Dick Simpson, is based on an analysis of the public corruption statistics published by the U.S. Department of Justice."

Chicago has the best city government money can buy. And money does. Often and in mass quantities.

ITEM 3: Breitbart News reported, "U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency counterterrorism analyst Henry Kyle Frese pleaded guilty on Thursday to leaking information to the press in 2018 and 2019.

"According to a DIA press release, Frese faces up to 10 years in prison for leaking sensitive military information from five separate classified documents. Frese was employed by the DIA as either a contractor or employee from January 2017 to October 2019.

"Over the course of two years, Frese illegally obtained and distributed classified military intelligence information to two journalists. But court filings state that the information was published in eight articles written by the same journalist — Amanda Macias, a national security reporter for CNBC, and Frese’s girlfriend at the time.

"Court documents claim Macias later asked Frese via Twitter direct messages whether he would share the information with another journalist whose identity has not yet been disclosed. Frese then 'searched on a classified United States government computer system' to obtain the information requested."

Another reporter who slept with a source to get information. And she kept her job.

ITEM 4: Reuters reported, "U.S. energy firm Westinghouse is expected to sign a new agreement with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India for the supply of six nuclear reactors during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit next week, officials said, aiming to kickstart a long-running project.

"The agreement will lay out timelines and the lead local constructor for the reactors to be built at Kovvada in southern India and also address lingering concerns over India’s nuclear liability law.

"The United States has been discussing the sale of nuclear reactors to energy-hungry India since a 2008 landmark civil nuclear energy pact and last year the two governments announced they were committed to the establishment of the six reactors."

Under 8 years of Obama, they talked.

After 3 years of President Donald John Trump, they did.

ITEM 5: The Washington Post reported, "Former Senate majority leader Harry M. Reid said Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or any presidential candidate should not get the Democratic nomination if they end the primary process in first place but are shy of the requisite majority of delegates.

"Reid (D-Nev.) dismissed suggestions from Sanders and his supporters that he should become the nominee if he finishes with a plurality lead ahead of the rest of the candidates but short of the 1,991 delegates needed to secure the nomination outright. Reid even suggested that a group of moderate candidates, trailing Sanders overall, could assemble a coalition ahead of the Democratic convention in July in Milwaukee to hand the nomination to someone else."

This comes from the Big Babies who still claim Hillary won because she had a plurality (48%) of the popular votes.

ITEM 6: It's Saturday. Let's have a little fun.

Why do we stay with the president? As Jessica Rabbit said, he makes me laugh.

ITEM 7: Leslie Eastman reported, "One of the most significant agenda items for California Tea Party groups has always been getting the spigot turned on again to the state’s breadbasket, the Central Valley.

"Authorities diverted massive amounts of water to protect the smelt and appease eco-activists. Now, President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum directing more of the water to farmers and other agriculture interests in a prime agricultural area during a stop in the nation’s bluest state."

Another Central Valley Sunday, there in poop-in-the-street land.

He is the president of all the United States, not just the red-pilled ones.

ITEM 8: Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone wrote, "That Bloomberg has been touted as a potential Democratic Party savior across the top ranks of politics and media is an extraordinary indictment of that group of people.

"Some endorsements were straight cash transactions, in which politicians who owe their careers to Bloomberg’s largess repaid him with whatever compliments they could muster. How much does a man who radiates impatience with the idea of having to pretend to equal status with anyone have to spend to get someone to say something nice?

"California Congressman Harley Rouda called him a legendary businessman: Bloomie gave him more than $4 million. New Jersey’s Mikie Sherrill got more than $2 million from Bloomberg’s Independence USA Super PAC, and in return the Navy vet said Bloomberg embodies the integrity we need.

"Georgia’s Lucy McBath, a member of the congressional black caucus, got $4 million from Bloomberg PACs, and she endorsed him just as an audio clip was coming out of the ex-mayor talking about putting black men up against the wall in stop-and-frisk. News accounts of the endorsement frequently left out the financial ties.

"That’s fine. If you give a politician $2 million or $4 million, it must be expected that he or she will say you approximate a human being.

"But how does New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman excuse writing 'Paging Michael Bloomberg'? (Well, Bloomberg philanthropies donated to Planet Word, 'the museum my wife is building,' says Friedman, so there’s that.) How about Jonathan Chait at New York, who wrote, 'Winning the election is starting to look hard. How about buying it instead?' Or John Ellis in The Washington Post, who declared Bloomberg the dream candidate?"

You get what you pay for, but he overpays these $2 hookers.

ITEM 9: Dan Lyman reported, "Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested multiple illegal aliens at a California courthouse, ignoring a new law designed to prevent them from executing such apprehensions in the sanctuary state.

"Agents separately targeted two men facing criminal charges who had both been repeatedly deported from the U.S. in the past, despite interference from lawyers and court officials, the AP reports."

The story also said, "In October, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB-668 into law, mandating ICE agents must be in possession of a federal arrest warrant in order to carry out apprehensions in California courthouses.

"ICE agents steamrolled the sanctuary law during arrests at Sonoma County Superior Court on Tuesday, reportedly drawing condemnation from far-left officials, such as San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin."

Newsom has no power over ICE. We shall see him in federal court if he tries to enforce his unconstitutional law.

ITEM 10: The Financial Times reported two weeks ago, "The US trade deficit fell in 2019 for the first time in six years with imports and exports both shrinking, as Donald Trump’s trade war with China raised costs and cut supply chains between the world’s largest economies.

"The overall US trade deficit in goods and services dropped 1.7% from the previous year to $616.7 billion, marking the first drop since 2013. Exports fell 4% to $249.3 billion, while imports to the US declined 2.4% to $865.9 billion.

"The reduction in the annual trade deficit will be claimed as a victory by Trump administration officials, since reducing the gap has been one of the US president’s longstanding goals, even if many economists believe that trade balances are not a good indicator of economic health.

"The decline highlighted the impact that hefty tariffs imposed between Washington and Beijing have had, as the countries ramped up their economic conflict to encompass billions of dollars of goods. US imports of Chinese goods fell from $540 billion in 2018 to $452 billion last year, their lowest level since 2014."

It's old news but a reminder that President Donald John Trump has hit Red China's economy harder than the Corona Virus has.

ITEM 11: Zero Hedge reported, "'The Intelligence Doesn't Say That.' National Security Official Pushes Back On 2020 Russian Meddling Report."

The story said, "On Thursday, the New York Times published an account of a briefing between an aide to outgoing National Intelligence director Joseph Maguire and the House Intelligence Committee claiming that Russia was meddling in the 2020 election, and was 'trying to get Trump re-elected.'

"Not so, according to a national security official - who told CNN's Jake Tapper that the aide, Shelby Pierson, may have mischaracterized the intelligence community's findings during the heated meeting.

"'A national security official I know and trust pushes back on the way the briefing/ODNI story is being told, and others with firsthand knowledge agree with his assessment,' tweeted Tapper on Friday, adding that a more reasonable interpretation is that Russia views Trump as a dealmaker they can work with -- 'not that they prefer him over Sanders or Buttigieg or anyone else.'"

The Times lies so much and so often, even CNN gags.

ITEM 12: Bloomberg News reported, "While a wave of employee activism marked by walk-outs and protests has rippled through Silicon Valley the past few years, Oracle Corp. glided along unscathed.

"Now, a symbol of tech’s old guard is facing the stirrings of a worker uprising as well. People left their desks Thursday at Oracle offices around the world to protest Chairman Larry Ellison’s fundraiser a day earlier for President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. The protest, called No Ethics/No Work, involved about 300 employees walking out of their offices or stopping work at remote locations at noon local time and devoting the rest of the day to volunteering or civic engagement, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution."

Fire them all, starting with the highest salaried ones.

ITEM 13: The Daily Caller reported, "Fox News host Tucker Carlson called for the impeachment of U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson during a Thursday night monologue in which he called her a 'Democratic activist wearing robes.'

"Discussing Jackson’s treatment of Trump confidant Roger Stone during his federal trial that culminated in the imposition of a 40-month prison sentence for witness tampering and obstruction, Carlson called his real crime 'spending 40 years giving political advice to Donald Trump and then gleefully mocking the people in charge.'"

Every judge and justice Obama appointed is a Democrat activist wearing robes.

ITEM 14: Media-ite reported, "President Donald Trump has a 49% approval rating, according to the latest Gallup poll, with satisfaction with 'the way things are going in the U.S.' at its highest since 2005.

"President Trump’s 49% approval rating remains the same as the previous Gallup poll, though up 5% from early January.

"Interestingly, 43% of independents now support the president — the highest its been during Trump’s entire presidency."

The story also said, "In late 2008, just 7% of Americans polled were happy with the state of America."

Peace and prosperity make people happy. William McKinley knew it. The Carthaginians knew it. Now you know it.

ITEM 15: Taiwan News reported, "As the Wuhan Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to spread in China, Apple is moving the manufacture of some of its top devices to Taiwan.

"Apple has begun to move the production of a number of its top gadgets set to launch in the first half of 2020, according to a report by am730, which cited DigiTimes. The products listed in the report to be shifted to Taiwan include AirPods Pro Lite, iPads, and Apple Watches."

The story also said, "It is estimated that at least one-third of China's production lines will lay idle in the first quarter of this year, and it would be almost impossible to return to the normal level of production before the end of February. It is also doubtful whether normal production could be resumed within the first ten days of March."

Last August, the president notified businesses they must move out of Red China. He set no deadline, but they are doing it. The media totally missed the importance of that tweet. CEOs did not.

ITEM 16: *Reporters* are upset that President Donald John Trump wants to staff his administration with people who want him to succeed.
The president runs the bureaucracy, it is not the other way around. Be thankful Alex Ward is not your brain surgeon.

ITEM 17: The New York Post reported, "MSNBC host Chuck Todd — who helped moderate Wednesday night’s Democratic debate — is likely more familiar with one candidate than any other. He was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s landlord, sources exclusively told Page Six.

"Klobuchar and her husband, lawyer John Bessler, rented a 3-bedroom home owned by Todd in Arlington, Virginia, sources said. The Minnesota Democrat and Bessler apparently began renting the house in 2008. A source insisted to Page Six that Klobuchar and Bessler are not currently living at the home anymore — but it’s unclear when they moved out.

"A 2008 report by the Star Tribune on where Minnesota reps live said at the time that Klobuchar and Bessler moved into a 3-bedroom Arlington rental home from a smaller apartment to accommodate family visitors."

He had her on his Sunday show 7 times in the past year. I cannot find where he disclosed this information. He didn't mention it at the debate.

Did she rent more than a house?

ITEM 18Charlotte Allen reported, "Greek and Latin are hard: Oxford classics faculty proposes dropping Homer and Virgil from required curriculum so female students will do better on the tests."

The idea is to dumb down college. Like today's high school diploma, a college degree will soon be a mere certificate of faithful attendance.

ITEM 19: Why would he need Russia's help?
NYT, CNN and the Deep State Democrats need a new narrative.

ITEM 20: Well this revelation changed my opinion.
Clint Eastwood can now go straight to hell.


  1. Item 1 - who knew 'Blazing Saddles" was actually a How to guide to governing?

  2. 1&2 - Chicago is most corrupt. Baltimore says “Hold my beer”.

    9 - PDJT will neuter and break California’s horrible government by 2024.

    16 - yessssss.

    17 - Exposing Todd harms him not. He is shameless. MSNBC and NBC are worse.

  3. it certainly was prescient when it came to gov. Clinton.


  4. ITEM #17... Dov Fischer wrote "What I Can't Stand About the Democrat Presidential Candidates" in the American Spectator. Read what he has to say about Amy K: #5, Amy Klobuchar is particularly evil.

  5. Big D, “they” say that every man has his price.

    “Unnamed sources” close to the BloomerBurger campaign have told me they are debating how much to offer you.

    The figure I heard was ten mill.

    Just think of it: A new house, far away from the smokestacks! Your wife can quit working! A garage full of brand new Ponies! Heck, you can take your 2010, turn it over to the Roush boys for a supercharger, build out the suspension, new tires, roll that baby at Daytona next year!!

    At current hit rate you’ll get upwards of three million views this year. Pretty good ROI for ten million ducats.

    Your call...

  6. #20: that’s not Clint Eastwood. That’s an old, decrepit Rowdy Yates.

    1. I wonder what context of the quote was. Maybe he wants him in the race, because he will split the democrat party to pieces, and Not in the White House.

    2. Unfortunately, he went on to bitch about Trump tweeting mean things . . .

    3. Huh, so much for not linking paywalled sites. So the empty seat dude is now Never Trump? Doubtful.

  7. 2. chicago says "Hold my deep dish pizza."
    8. I could say something nice about bloomberg for $2 million. I would even put it in writing for $4 million.
    10. Does "many economists" include krugman? If so, then you know it is false.
    12. I think Reagan proved anyone can be replaces.
    15. china will need a new trade agreement to recover from corona virus. Or, they will collapse completely. You read it here first.
    16. It's about time!
    18. And a lifetime of debt.

  8. Wow!! Really Clint?? Really??
    Please say its aint so!!

  9. "The Times lies so much and so often, even CNN gags."
    That's a keeper.
    I suspect this is the year we'll begin to see cracks in the media wall.

  10. #8. He makes me laugh all the way to the bank. Thanks for the work Mr. President... You bought my vote.

  11. I guess Clint has finally succumbed to old age and Dementia

  12. 1: Thank you, Hedy.

    9: Another Demo who never read the Constitution.

    12: Given the zillions of programmers who would kill for a job at Oracle, Ellison should take your advice.

    13: And listen to the Demos scream.

    18: That sound you hear is T E Lawrence spinning.

    20: I guess that recoil from the .44 was more than he could handle. Maybe he should have stayed with the cattle drive.

  13. "Clint Eastwood can now go straight to hell."

    A patented SurbBlurb premature ejaculation.

    And on the day before the Day of Rest.

    Feeling cocky?

  14. Item #7: Thank you for the shout-out this morning, Don! I know many of the Central Valley Tea Party groups, and the President's memorandum was much appreciated. If Trump is going to make the Democrats fight for California, I imagine Election Night 2020 is going to be one for the ages!!!! Thanks for all you do.

  15. 20 I saw Clint in the announcer booth at the (AT&T) Pebble Beach Pro-Am last week. He didn't seem to be following along with the conversation very well. Or maybe he was just annoyed or distracted, I don't have WSJ access anymore, so I'll just put him on the bubble for the time being. Don't know if BloomBorg was part of the investor group Clint worked with to buy Pebble Beach from the Japs, but I assume there's more to the story here....

  16. So now Clint has joined Michael Douglas and Jeff Bridges, along with other Hollywood snowflakes posing as real men. Patricia Heaton is another supposed Conservative who won't vote for Trump because eeww tweets. Eastwood did seem out of focus and barely able to speak in the announcers booth at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
    A part of me is still suspicious about how (and why) this interview was conducted and written up. I'm not spending a cent to read the whole thing. If he objects, let him say so in a free forum. Otherwise, yes, he's dead to me, along with Drudge.

  17. Don, did you violate your own rule about waiting on the facts when you said Clint "could go straight to hell"? Even if the facts bear you out, jumping all over an 89 year-old man for stating an opinion seems a little out of character for you

  18. If Amy Berman Jackson is impeached, and removed, the Dems can still bring her back as a Congresscrittter. It's been done before.

  19. #1 Baltimore, what in the wide, wide world of sports is a going on here?

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