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In The News for Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Posted Apr 07 2020 8:23AM

·        A public shaming of the Australian Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China. A must read! Here’s the whole article in The Daily Telegraph.

·        Just when you think you’ve seen the most idiotic behavior from a parade of politicians, someone else rises to the challenge. Ohio must be so proud of State Rep. Tavia Galonski,... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, April 6, 2020
Posted Apr 06 2020 6:36AM

·        Powerline’s Week In Pictures.

·        And this. We haven’t lost our sense of humor.

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In The News for Friday, April 3, 2020
Posted Apr 03 2020 8:01AM

In The News  

·       Chuck Schumer – M.I.A.: The President sent Chuck what some called a “vicious” letter lambasting him over his focus on impeachment instead of the Wuhan Virus. I read it and would call it a well-deserved tongue lashing. Here is the letter in its entirety.

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In The New for Thursday, April 2, 2020
Posted Apr 02 2020 7:39AM

·       Once again, there is just too much to save until Saturday. Midweek In Pictures – April Fool’s Day Edition.

·       An update on the “controversy” brough on my Mike Lindell’s appearance at the White House. As Scott Johnson says, “…if where you stand on Trump is your guiding definition of patriotism and heroism, your moral compass... [Read More]

The Annals of Political Idiocy
Posted Apr 01 2020 9:53AM
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In The News for Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Posted Mar 31 2020 10:21PM

·       “If you’re angry at the guy shifting over his factory to produce 50,000 facemasks a day for medical professionals, you’re doing being human wrong.” Mike Lindell, the My Pillow man came in for some real hate from the left after urging Americans to pray. A few cogent tweets. Here and here.  

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In The News for Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Posted Mar 31 2020 7:26AM

·       An excellent video showing how the virus spreads and why gloves and hand washing are so important.

·       Why is this even a news item? Decisions and actions have consequences. Someone needs to make this clear to Prince Harry and his consort.

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In The News for Monday, March 30, 2020
Posted Mar 30 2020 8:56AM

·       The Week in Pictures has been a tour de force lately. Saturday’s edition is no exception. My favorite – Joe Biden on a milk carton.

·       Big-Government Contagion – Kimberly Strassel. If you watch nothing else, you need to watch this. Every voter should be white-hot with rage and very worried. We need to send an indelible message to Washington, D.C.... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, March 27, 2020
Posted Mar 27 2020 7:35AM

·       This just has the media totally confounded and irate that deplorables are obviously not paying attention to their lead. The President’s Approval Rating has risen to 49% and 60% approve of his handling of the Wuhan Virus. The mainstream media, for the most part, has become insignificant, and for good reason. Love this quote: “If conventional U.S. leaders had been properly doing their jobs, Donald Trump would still be hosting a television show.” By the way, the same poll has the media dead last. As well they deserve to be.

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In The News for Thursday, March 26, 2020
Posted Mar 26 2020 7:22AM

·        An interesting update amid all the worst-case scenarios floating around. Based on the data we have so far, a graph of the current situation.

·        Pelosi blinks first. I expect the polls and the total dismemberment she suffered on social media had its effect. Overplaying a weak hand is never good strategy.... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Posted Mar 25 2020 8:33AM

·        Reaction on social media to Nancy Pelosi’s power play. Disgusting! More here. And this. A trend that I hope accelerates. President Trump tweeted his reply. Here’s a good example of how Nancy’s power play is being portrayed on social media. Lastly, here is Tom Cotton excoriating the Democrats in “refreshingly blunt language.” As John Hinderaker says, let’s hope they pay the political price they deserve for their disgraceful conduct.

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In The New For Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Posted Mar 24 2020 12:03AM

·       What happened in the Senate? TDS is alive and well. What about the House of Representatives? Pelosi pulls power play. The American people may exact a heavy price in November. The New York Times, I know how surprising, tried to cover up an misdirect the blame, but it is all over social media. Maybe it might be a good idea to look back just a few weeks and see what the Democrats and the Media (but I repeat myself) were saying... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, March 23, 2020
Posted Mar 23 2020 7:31AM

·        As usual, Powerline’s Week in Pictures is a tour de force.

·        A big deal. Diagnostic care company Cepheid has received emergency authorization from the FDA to use its rapid molecular test for point-of-care patients that can detect the Wuhan Virus in 45 minutes.... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, March 19, 2020
Posted Mar 19 2020 7:38AM

·        Some good advice from Credit Suisse. Buy the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats as markets trade wildly. These are companies that have increased dividends every year for the past 25 years. Here is a good link if you’re interested in looking into this group.

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In The News for Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Posted Mar 18 2020 8:35AM

·        A very interesting chart on the mortality curve of the Wuhan Virus.

·        The current environment reminds me of this meme that came out right after 9/11.

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In The News for Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Posted Mar 17 2020 8:37AM

·        Brian Wesbury’s comments are always worth reading. He believes we’ll see a one quarter drop in GDP of about 10%. That’s a sharp one, but the good news is that one quarter doesn’t qualify as a recession and the market tends to look out 3-6 months. As he says, we’re already in that window if he is right.

·        “These people are nuts... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, March 16, 2020
Posted Mar 16 2020 7:55AM

·        Today in History: West Point established. Bear Stearns sold to JP Morgan Chase for $2 a share. The My Lai massacre. Judge Roy Bean, the law west of the Pecos, dies.

·        Investors Business Daily lays out three potential scenarios for how the current situation might play out.

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Reveille for Friday, March 13, 2020
Posted Mar 13 2020 7:57AM

·        At this point the fatality rate for the Wuhan Virus appears to be 0.7%. So why is it different from the regular flu and warrant major action. For one, we lack natural immunity and as of now have no vaccines in our armory.  In addition, the circumstances compared to former scares like Avian flu and Swine flu are different. How? For one, these previous pandemics didn’t take place in an environment where the media was vested in undermining a duly elected president by stoking fear and hysteria. A good example of the press’ behavior is the execrable Read More]

In The News for Thursday, March 12, 2020
Posted Mar 12 2020 7:42AM

·        I don’t expect a chorus of he was right we were wrong from the “loyal” opposition, but events have proven President Trump was exactly on target in his warnings about China. I expect that one of the results of this current mess will be a broad move to increase domestic supply chain infrastructure as companies realize that their dependence on China is not a good long-term strategy.

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In The News for Thursday, March 12, 2020
Posted Mar 12 2020 7:41AM

·        I don’t expect a chorus of he was right we were wrong from the “loyal” opposition, but events have proven President Trump was exactly on target in his warnings about China. I expect that one of the results of this current mess will be a broad move to increase domestic supply chain infrastructure as companies realize that their dependence on China is not a good long-term strategy.

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In The News for Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Posted Mar 10 2020 6:50AM

·        In case you’re wondering, here are the parameters that trigger trading halts.

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In The News for Monday, March 9, 2020
Posted Mar 09 2020 7:12AM

·        Spikes in the VIX have often been the signal for a bottoming market. Chris Ciovacco looks at ten instances going back to 1990 to see what the market did following such spikes. The history is interesting. The average drawdown following these spikes was in the 3½% range. Here is a table of the results. Two of these instances came in the midst of bear markets, and I’m inclined to throw them out. The presentation is about 30 minutes long and well worth watching if you’re sitting there with a moist diaper trying to decide whether to let your emotions rule your investment strategy.

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In The News for Friday, March 6, 2020
Posted Mar 06 2020 8:16AM

·        A Bernie story that anyone remotely considering him should read. His visit to a prisoner, Alan Gross, in Cuba during at trip with Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Tester. Don’t delude yourself that this angry old man is a harmless “Democratic Socialist.” He is a dyed in the wool communist.

·        A short list of Slow Joe’s backers who... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, March 5, 2020
Posted Mar 05 2020 7:50AM

·        A good clip on yesterday’s close.

·        Schumer may be writing a check he can’t cash. Justice Roberts rebuked him for his ridiculous comments. Had they been made by a Republican they would be the lead story on every newscast. Needless to say, if he didn’t have double standardRead More]

Reveille for Wednesday, March , 2020
Posted Mar 04 2020 7:44AM

·        So how about Super Tuesday, or Super Thursday as Joe calls it? Looks like even her home state has had enough of she who speaks with forked tongue. Fauxcahontas Warren came in third in her own state. Dispirited Democrats gave Joe Biden the nod, making him the betting favorite for the nomination, but not guaranteeing it on the first ballot. Joe seemed a  bit surprised while Bernie was his usual angry self.

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In The News for Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Posted Mar 03 2020 8:09AM

·        Even those of us who still identify with the gender we were biologically assigned at birth enjoyed some bissextile activity Saturday.

·        From Powerline. Crazy is working overtime.

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In The News for Friday, February 28, 2020
Posted Feb 28 2020 8:17AM

·        A look back at some past market corrections. One thing to keep in mind is that the swiftness of the pendulum swing in one direction is often an indicator of how it will swing back.

·        This is also an interesting series. I’ll be surprised if today follows suit since it’s a Friday, but it bodes well for a rally next week.... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, February 27, 2020
Posted Feb 27 2020 7:55AM

·        From what I could see, a pretty good synopsis of how the candidates came across in the last debate. It was painful and unwatchable for all but those willing to self-flagellate. As it turns out, Bloomberg sponsored the debate.

·        Like she’s going to have a choice. Pelosi says... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Posted Feb 26 2020 8:03AM

·        Brian Wesbury had some comments on the Coronavirus and its economic impact. We’re on the same page, but that doesn’t mean anything until rational behavior returns to the financial markets. His comments are a much longer explanation of the point of view I espoused last week. Part of me wished I had kept my mouth shut, but facts are facts. I might add that Leon Cooperman seems to be in our camp, so we’ll see how things play out.

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In The News for Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Posted Feb 25 2020 7:52AM

·        What a great story. Zamboni driver steps into goal and saves the day.

·        While we’re on the “feel good” stuff…84-year-old woman sinks 90 foot putt to win new car at Alabama versus Ole Miss basketball game. Straight as an arrow.

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In The News for Monday, February 24, 2020
Posted Feb 23 2020 8:47PM

·        Here’s what the odds makers are saying.

·        The Katie Hill Rehab Tour with help from good ole faux journalist George Stephanopoulos and the dim bulbs on The View. “Biphobia”? Please.

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The Best of Powerline's Week in Pictures
Posted Feb 22 2020 8:49AM











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In The News for Friday, February 21, 2020
Posted Feb 21 2020 8:34AM

In The News:

·        Point Counterpoint. There was a sharp contrast between the dumpster fire at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas and the President’s rally in Arizona. Stephen Kruiser draws the contrast.

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In The News for Thursday, February 20, 2020
Posted Feb 20 2020 8:09AM

·        Well, the reviews are in and it looks like Mini Mike took it on the chin. Stephen Green drunkblogged the whole thing. I’m reminded of the Babylon Bee’s take on the November debate: Democratic Candidates Clash Over Most Effective Way To Destroy Economy. LOL. Meanwhile a group called P.U.T.I.N., which is an acronym for Pigeons United To Interfere Now, released a group of MAGA hat wearing pigeons near the debate venue. Fauxcahontas was pretty brutal, too. And this, fat broads... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Posted Feb 19 2020 8:51AM

·        Looking forward to this Thursday when I get to introduce one of my economic heroes, Dr. Art Laffer.

·        Pretty impressive. The real Iron Man.

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In The News for Tuesday, February 17, 2020
Posted Feb 17 2020 6:45PM

·       How cool is this? The Presidential Limo, known as ‘The Beast’ takes a lap at Daytona. The fans went wild, and the New York Times naturally found a problem with it. Stephen Kruiser commented. Even Geraldo was impressed. And this guy was over the top. LOL. The Babylon Bee was not to be left out, either.

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In The News for Friday, February 14, 2020
Posted Feb 14 2020 7:38AM

·        Sounds like maybe his attorney might have done a better job on voir dire. The jury foreperson in the Roger Stone trial was found to have anti-Trump social media posts.

·        The President’s response to a reporter who asked a stupid question about what lesson he had learned from impeachment, obviously hoping for some kind... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, February 13, 2020
Posted Feb 13 2020 7:42AM

·        I’d say the Democrat’s primary race hasn’t turned out as expected so far. As they head into Nevada, South Carolina and Super Tuesday, an avowed Socialist/Communist is leading the pack, followed closely by the inexperienced mayor of a fairly small town in Indiana. Slow Joe Biden’s run for the nomination appears to be about done for the umpteenth time in his career (he ran in 1988, 2008 and 2020 and has never won a single primary or caucus) and Massachusetts Senator and congenital liar Elizabeth Warren is probably through after being shellacked and not being able to carry... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Posted Feb 12 2020 7:45AM

·        Noted film impresario, Barrack Obama, who has been in the business about two hours, received an Oscar for best documentary. His Directors, who decided to do an impression of the Coneheads, accepted the prize. I was dumbfounded to hear Julia Reichart utter one of the most iconic of Communist rallying cries as she accepted. “Workers of the world unite.”

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In The News for Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Posted Feb 11 2020 7:44AM

·        The fun continues as Trump trolls the Dems right in front of their New Hampshire primary. I think he’s having a good time. He did the same thing in Iowa right before the Democratic train wreck that was the Iowa Caucuses. Trumps rally drew a multiple of anything the Democrats have been able to muster.

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In The News for Monday, February 10, 2020
Posted Feb 10 2020 7:28AM

·        Always the highlight of my Saturday morning when I sit down with a cup of coffee. As I expected, this week’s Week in Pictures was a tour de force.

·        An outstanding article by Don Surber. Read More]

In The News for Friday, February 7, 2020
Posted Feb 07 2020 7:57AM

·        A very small percentage of our population suffers from gender dysphoria, yet it seems to occupy a disproportionate focus in the media and by woke companies. This bit of virtue signaling by Starbucks is a good example.

·        Without so much... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, February , 2020
Posted Feb 06 2020 7:20AM

·        Our Long National Nightmare Is Over. Not sure I totally agree with the headline, but I totally agree with the content of the article. Doug Jones of Alabama is done. You can just stick a fork in him. Mitt will spend the rest of his life disgraced. “The smoke will begin to clear, and I don’t think the Democrats will like the landscape that comes into focus.” The pendulum is already swinging in another direction. “Much will change between now and November, but this week has been a dark time for the Democratic Party, and a shining moment for America.”

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In The News for Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Posted Feb 05 2020 8:13AM

·        WOW! The President’s State Of The Union Address hit all the right buttons with me, and what better ending that to see Nancy Pelosi disgrace herself in front of the millions of Americans watching by tearing up the President’s speech. I watched in utter disbelief as she helped committee to re-elect the President with a clip that I suspect will see a lot of air time between now and November. Watch the clip. Here’s a comment from someone else who had the same reaction. Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, February , 2020
Posted Feb 04 2020 7:50AM

·        Luckily, as a nation we apparently haven’t lost our minds just yet. 52% of Americans viewed Capitalism positively while just 19% viewed Socialism positively. That number should be more like 90%, but at least it isn’t close.

·        Great T-Shirt: “Settle for Biden”. Interesting to see the Dems begin to draw protesters like the Republicans are used to dealing with.

·        From American Greatness: Up Schiff’s Creek by Victor Davis Hanson.

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In The News for Monday, February 3, 2020
Posted Feb 03 2020 6:54AM

·        Some say it’s the fastest they’ve ever seen Nadler move. Race to the podium goes viral as Nadler rushes the podium while Schiff tries to hold him back. In an equally hilarious moment, the commentator on MSNBC actually makes the outrageous statement that Nadler is a “constitutional scholar.” That’s setting the bar pretty low.

·        I’d like a good grant, maybe a couple million dollars, to spend a year in Scotland doing important research. I mean someone paid $5 million to Brown University to learn that Fraternity Brothers Like to Drink. There’s a news flash.  A study at Stanford University found that people will eat healthy food if they think it... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, January 31, 2020
Posted Jan 31 2020 8:11AM

·        I’ve probably watched as much of the impeachment drama in both the House and the Senate as anyone. One thing has become crystal clear. Watching the Senate trial has been like watching a well-honed Varsity team take on a group of Pee Wee players. When this charade ends today or tomorrow, I’ll be surprised if there aren’t a few Democrats who cross the aisle. Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about as Jay Sekulow boxed in Adam Schiff and then leveled him.

·        Apparently, Felonia von Pantsuit has been dodging the process server.

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In The News for Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Posted Jan 29 2020 5:43AM

·        You may remember an old joke, the punchline of which is “spell Chrysanthemum.” That’s kind of what trying to get Swiss citizenship reminds me of. One thing is sure, you better have assimilated if you want to have a prayer.

·        If the November 2020 election turns out to be as lopsided as I think it is shaping up to be, you can look to things like this as precisely the reason why. CNN’s Don Lemon and a panel with a couple of lightweights mocked Trump supporters as “illiterate, credulous rubes.”  Keep it up, guys. This clip has gone supersonic viral. It didn’t take the GOP long to get out a Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Posted Jan 28 2020 7:38AM

·        Not as much content today as I watched the President’s defense team yesterday as they picked apart the Schiff narrative. I’ve got a feeling that the Dems would just as soon Pam Bondi hadn’t shown up. She laid out a devastating summary of the Biden’s malfeasance which Schiff had opened the door on.  

·        Liberalism Causes Achievement Gaps. This study done by a liberal activist in Minnesota didn’t have the results expected. It found that the achievement gaps between white and minority students was considerable less in conservative cities than in liberal cities.

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In The News for Monday, January 27, 2020
Posted Jan 27 2020 7:08AM

·        Sometimes satire is just too close to reality. Democrats warn that American people may tamper with next election. In case you missed it, lying liar Adam Schiff made it clear that we can’t run the risk of allowing the America people to re-elect President Trump. Quote: “…the President’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.”

·        Meanwhile, despite the crushingly boring gripping recitals of the charges by Schiff and the cadaverous looking Nadler, it appears that some listeners have figured out a way to keep from going insane. The local purveyor of fidget spinners is apparently doing... [Read More]

A Little Humor
Posted Jan 24 2020 12:34PM
Banned From Tractor Supply
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As if being banned from Tractor Supply wasn't enough,he's now banned from Kroger



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Not Even One Bullet for This One

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My Thoughts On Prince Harry and Meghan

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Now We Know

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In The News for Friday, January 24, 2020
Posted Jan 24 2020 8:16AM

·        I have to hand it to the Democrats in that they’ve been able to do something that has been frustratingly elusive over the years. They’ve managed to unify the Republicans.Ted Cruz comment was a classic old legal maxim. “If you have the facts, you bang the facts. If you have the law, you bang the law. If you have neither, you bang the table. Today, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging…”

·        I’d say these comments from Lindsey Graham are spot on. Very well put.

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In The News for Thursday, January 23, 2020
Posted Jan 23 2020 7:57AM

·        The President’s speech at Davos, I referenced earlier, is worth reading. Trump’s prevailing mood was one of optimism. This, in itself, is a challenge to the European order. The alleged inevitable decline of the West is comfortable for European elites because it insulates them from criticism. Trump’s success, conversely, raises an obvious question: If he can do it, why can’t you?

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In The News for Wednesday, January 22,2020
Posted Jan 22 2020 8:33AM

·        More evidence of the insanity that is now San Francisco. “Inside Edition” looks for crime, finds more than it wanted. Theft of anything under $950 is now a misdemeanor.

·        The leftist autophagy continues. Now Hillary weighs in on Bernie. “Nobody likes him,nobody wants to work with him.” Her comments in the article are undeniably true. “It’s all baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,” she added. The same, of course, applies to her. As I’ve tried to point out in numerous posts, Bernie is a despicable human being and a Communist, not a “Democratic Socialist” whatever that is.

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In The News for Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Posted Jan 20 2020 9:09PM

·        Obviously, this skates pretty close to not being satire. Particularly in light of this. Much to the mainstream media and liberal news outlets’ (but I repeat myself) chagrin, the pro-gun rally in Richmond was peaceful. The headlines dripped of disappointment.

·        And here’s a little update on Russian collusion. Not exactly the narrative the MSM has been flogging.

·        The New York Times has endorsed both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nomination. They actually (I’m not making this up) referred to Liz as “a gifted storyteller.” I liked Stephen Kruiser’s comments:   The Read More]

In The News for Monday, January 20, 2020
Posted Jan 20 2020 1:46PM

·        I realized that my Monday posts were getting awful long, so I’ve started doing an additional weekend post. If you want to catch up, here it is.

·        Quote of the Week from the late Joseph Sobran: “’Need’ now means wanting someone else’s money. ‘Greed’ means wanting to keep you own. ‘Compassion’ is when a politician arranges the transfer.” Honorable Mention from Mark Twain, who I assume was talking about liberals: “No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.”

·        For those of you interested in the stock market, and I assume that is almost... [Read More]

In The News-Weekend Edition for Saturday, January 18, 2020
Posted Jan 18 2020 7:34AM

·        As opposed to most of the stuff on the internet that goes viral, this one deserves to.

·        This couldn’t happen to a more deserving elected official. Rep. Ilhan Omar is being investigated for multiple offenses by the Feds.

·        It certainly appears that the FISA Court was somewhat complicit, if not totally disingenuous, in the FBI’s manipulation of the process. Part Three of Powerline’s series, We Now Know: FISA Court Must Go.

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In The News for Friday, January 17, 2020
Posted Jan 17 2020 7:50AM

·        Some harsh words between a congenital liar and a communist. All is not well in leftyland. Sanders supporters are horrified to find bias at CNN. ROTFLOL! Did these nitwits actually think that CNN was in the news business? Now they’ve managed to alienate part of their already small base of viewers. Yessir, that Jeff Zucker is one astute chief executive. Sanders got the Trump treatment and he didn’t like it. This whole bout of leftist autophagy* is just too funny. *The consumption of the body’s own tissue as a metabolic process occurring in starvation and certain diseases.  In other words, consuming themselves. Young progressives are worried now that they’ve gotten a good, healthy dose of reality. Just in: Bernie’s supporters have declared war on CNN. Attoboy, Jeff!

·        Another example among many of why Sanctuary Cities should not be allowed to exist. The Federal Government needs to begin indicting politicians wherever these cities are proclaimed.

·        Let’s not forget that this execrable creep, widely known as creepy porn lawyer, was a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, The View and a host of other shows and seriously promoted as a potential Democratic nominee for president.   We can never forget the fact that there was also serious talk of Avenatti running for president as a Democrat. They were so blinded by their hatred for Trump that they were celebrating a skeevy lawyer whose meal ticket was a porn star, all the while he was... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Posted Jan 15 2020 8:10AM

·        The SEC reigns supreme. LSU wins the title the way it won all season: Behind Joe Burrow. The President was greeted enthusiastically by the crowd at the LSU versus Clemson football game. Some TDS sufferers were triggered when they saw actor Vince Vaughn greeting the President cordially. Binyamin Applebaum at the New York Times was triggered by LSU cancelling classes for two days. Highlights.  

·        At least she didn’t go away empty-handed after beclowning herself. Mitch McConnell gave her a T-shirt.

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Some Good Editorial Cartoons
Posted Jan 13 2020 8:30PM
Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley
Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Political Cartoons by Pat Cross
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
Political Cartoons by Mike Lester
Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley
Political Cartoons by Pat Cross
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
Political Cartoons by AF Branco
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Political Cartoons by Al Goodwyn

In The News for Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Posted Jan 13 2020 8:24PM

·        The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that Americans are making more money, particularly those who have been forgotten for decades. Don’t think that fits the liberal’s narrative.

·        If you live in Los Angeles and were worried about having to live next door to Meghan and Harry, you can relax. She has indicated that she plants to move there, but only after President Trump leaves office. You should be OK... [Read More]

In The News for Monday,December 13, 2020
Posted Jan 12 2020 8:48PM

·        Dow Industrials cross 29,000 for first time ever in morning trading on Friday before slipping into negative territory as the day wore on. It is, of course, obligatory to remind you of Paul Krugman’s comments on election night: “If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.” I can’t revisit that inanity enough.

·        President Trump’s average unemployment rate is the lowest in recorded history.

·        A few stories from last week that the mainstream media chose to cover. New York’s motor voter law will automatically register anyone to... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, January 10, 2020
Posted Jan 10 2020 7:53AM

·        AOC is an upfront, pathetic example of what has been happening to the Democratic party, but Ilhan Omar is something else entirely. A Somali refugee who entered the U.S. using documents that apparently don’t even use her right name and then married her brother in another immigration scam. She is anti-American and, I believe, will eventually be charged with multiple offenses, ranging from immigration fraud to major campaign finance irregularities. Now she is claiming PTSD over our actions toward Iran. The Somali community in Minnesota has had about enough and it appears she faces a serious challenge in 2020. Hopefully, she will be relegated to the dustbin she so richly deserves.

·        Good idea. Ivanka Trump, in... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, January 9, 2020
Posted Jan 09 2020 7:59AM

·        This might give you an idea why the financial markets reacted as positively as they did to the Iranian missile and rocket attacks. The Iranians chose to launch a harmless attack, which they warned of in advance, and then lied about it to their own people so as not to seem impotent. Reagan had a great idea how to react to false claims. Read the article. The Iranians tweeted following the attacks: “We do not seek escalation of war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.” Translation: “We’re all done. Please don’t shoot back.” Iran blinks. Point, Trump.

·        A simply pathetic example of how the media has reacted. Time magazine pummeled for... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Posted Jan 08 2020 8:12AM

·        I may have given Iran too much credit for rational thought. From last night: Breaking: Multiple missiles fired from inside Iran at multiple bases, targets inside Iraq, reports say. Apparently there were no American casualties and the barrage was loud but ineffective. More is certain to come out as the morning wears on.

·        Why aren’t gas prices going through the roof is we’re on the verge of war with Iran? Why, indeed. Because war is unlikely.

·        It looks like CNN has settled the defamation suit brought against them by Nicolas Sandmann.... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Posted Jan 06 2020 8:35PM

·        Some good advice from one of their own. Ricky Gervais to Hollywood warning award recipients not to make political speeches when accepting awards: “You’re in no position to give advice to the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.…If you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and then **** off.” He went on to add, “If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?” Rob Reiner couldn’t be reached for comment. As Scott Johnson said, the faces of the audience looked like those in the audience at the beginning of Springtime for Hitler in Mel Brooks The Producers. Here’s the whole monologue. It was great!

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in The News for Monday, January 6, 2020
Posted Jan 06 2020 8:16AM

·        Maybe President Rouhani should have paid attention to President Trump’s tweet from July 2018.

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In The News for Friday, January 3, 2020
Posted Jan 03 2020 7:07AM

·        Andrew McCarthy’s book, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency is considered by many to be one of the best books of 2019 and certainly one of the best about the scandal that has been the concerted effort by the deep state and the media to undo a fair election. Mr. McCarthy gave a presentation on his book at the Center of the American Experiment on November 25th. You’ll find it interesting. It’s an hour long, so fix yourself a Scotch and sit back in a comfortable chair. You owe it to yourself to listen to this presentation in its entirety. This is huge and the media has ignored it and the Democrats have hoped it will go away. It shouldn’t and people should go to... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, January 2, 2020
Posted Jan 02 2020 8:04AM

·        Powerline’s Year in Pictures: Happy New Year’s Edition.

·        An ugly woman giving birth isn’t really that newsworthy. It literally happens all the time. Ugly Lady Gives Birth, New Outlets Pretend She’s A Man. It’s time this craziness stopped.

·        A little rundown on some of The Most Absurd PC Moments of the 2010’s. Let’s all make a resolution to totally ignore PC in our personal speech and conduct for 2020. By doing so, we’ll make the world a better place and, at the same time, have the enjoyment of... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Posted Dec 31 2019 9:31PM

·        Happy New Year!

·        A good article on Populism. Getting Populism Right. “For the media and academia, populism is when the ‘wrong’ people win an election; democracy is when the ‘right’ people win an election. It is about that simple.” The author links to this scene from the hilarious BBC series, Yes, Prime Minister. Watch it.

·        The Minneapolis Tribune is essentially an organ of the Democratic Party, and, as such, can be expected to ignore stories that reflect poorly on politicians they support. The case of Ilhan Omar is a perfect example. Until forced... [Read More]

In The News for December 31, 2019
Posted Dec 31 2019 9:54AM

·        We Now Know: Perps & Their Accomplices. It becomes clearer by the day.

·        Bernie’s base is made up of “people who (1) haven’t learned anything in 50 years and (2) aren’t old enough to be knowledgeable about more than a handful of those years.” I somehow doubt that is enough to drag him across the finish line.

·        As the old and true saying goes, “when seconds count the police are only minutes away.” Update: Good guys with guns. Don’t Mess With Texas. If victims are armed, they don’t... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, December 30, 2019-Addendum
Posted Dec 30 2019 9:43AM

·        Wouldn’t it be nice to go to the doctor and not have to wait a week for the lab results? The scientists at Pennsylvania State University and New York University have developed a hand-held VIRRION device that is small and almost instantaneous. When developed further, it will hopefully be used onsite in doctors’ offices.

·        Think you’d like to change places with John D. Rockefeller? You might want to consider a few things. How You Got Richer Than The Wealthiest American Ever.

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In The News for Monday, December 30, 2019
Posted Dec 28 2019 11:32AM

·        A heartwarming story about how Fedex stepped in and made it possible for a two-year old girl to get to Chicago in a blizzard for a liver transplant.

·        She seemingly just can’t help lying given the slightest chance. Now even her brother is calling her out. ‘Furious’: Elizabeth Warren’s brother rips senator for calling their father a janitor. As I’ve said before, this woman doesn’t need to be anywhere near the reins of power. She is a walking, talking prevarication machine. Or as she might have said during her Lieawatha days, she speaks with forked tongue.

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In The News for Friday, December 27, 2019
Posted Dec 26 2019 9:21PM

·        I remember when market pundits, seers and soothsayers were claiming that the NASDAQ would not recapture its 2000 highs in our lifetimes. It just hit 9,000, led by Amazon on the news that the Christmas shopping season had broken all records. I’m waiting for the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car to tell me why that’s not a good thing.

·        A follow-up to yesterday’s comment about the Trump stock market. 2019 in Review: US Economy Strong, Entering the Longest Expansion in History. We live in historic times. As President Trump has said, “We are the envy of the world.”

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In The News for Thursday, December 26, 2019
Posted Dec 26 2019 9:29AM

·        Paul Krugman the night of the election: “If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is  never.” I never get tired of that quote. Article in CNN this morning: Trump stock market rally is far outpacing past U.S. Presidents.  

·        I’d day he’s being charitable. Pope announces that time spent watching The View counts as time served in Purgatory.

·        Good news for combatting that table filled with cakes and pies. Christmas weight gain could be offset with Coffee, study finds.

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Some Very Good Memes
Posted Dec 25 2019 11:54AM

My Optometrist's Subtle Message

Christmas



Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles where Cleavon holds the gun on himself








Mistake? I Don't Think So

Good Dog




In The News - Christmas Edition
Posted Dec 24 2019 10:39AM

·        Well, it looks like Santa has really stepped in it this time. Pictures have surfaced of him that have twitter abuzz as he was caught emerging from a chimney in blackface. As if that weren’t enough, he was caught eating non-gluten-free cookies. 

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In The News for Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Posted Dec 24 2019 8:05AM

·        Kevin Nunes’ appearance with Lee Smith for an interview in Visalia, CA was a tour de force, from all reports. I encourage you to listen to it and pay attention to the crowd’s reaction. And remember, this was in California. There may be hope, yet, for that state.

·        Eddie Murphy makes SNL funny for the first time in years. The wokescolds seem to have given him a pass on his political incorrectness. Velvet Jones was on of my all-time favorite characters he did.

·        Joe Biden’s comments at the last debate are... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, December 23, 2019
Posted Dec 23 2019 8:11AM

·        A new hat, perhaps? Man on the street interview in NYC. “I say let’s make impeachment great again.”

·        Some comments on the FISA court’s dereliction of duty. They knew as early as February 7, 2018 that there were problems and they failed to address them.

·        In case you missed the last “debate” by the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car along with just about every other viewer who owns a television, the good news is that it was the last one of 2019. The bad news is that it’s very possible... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, December 20, 2019
Posted Dec 20 2019 8:27AM

·        Impeachment then and now. Hypocrisy and double standards are par for the course.

·        Why am I not surprised by this tone-deaf tweet from a Washington Post group?

·        FISA wall tumble; prison time a must. I’m seeing more and more articles like this. Hopefully, we’ll begin to see some activity from the DOJ. Sara Hoyt has a suggestion. Personally, I’d favor public caning and jail time. To quote Conan the Barbarian, “Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.” The problems... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, December 19, 2019
Posted Dec 19 2019 8:57AM

·        In what was no surprise, the Democrats voted to pass the articles of impeachment and now they go to the Senate. I was glad to hear virtually every Democrat solemnly intone that no one is above the law. I take that to mean that we’ll start to see some indictments in the Russiagate scandal soon. As the House was promulgating this nonsense, the President was speaking to another packed house in Battle Creek, Michigan. Now we have Nancy saying she might not sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate. What a total mass suicide the Dems have just committed. Oh, and did I mention that while the House was going through their circus, the Senate confirmed 13 more judges.

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In The News for Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Posted Dec 18 2019 7:50AM

·        Try not to laugh as Chuck Schumer silkily lectures about ‘fairness’ for the upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial. Sorry, can’t help it.

·        NASA building a supersonic plane that goes as fast as the Concorde without the sonic boom.

·        Eating chilis cuts your risk of heart attack and stroke according to a new study. In an eight year study, it was found to cut the risk of heart attack by 40% and strokes by 50%. I’ve known this for years. Luckily, I love hot and spicy. I use Habanero Sauce daily. A... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Posted Dec 16 2019 9:46PM

·        Full of Schiff. Nunes would like to do an intervention, but if you’ve ever dealt with a pathological liar you know how difficult that can be. Nunes letter is beautiful! and delightfully vicious in a sarcastic way. He tells Schiff that he needs ‘rehabilitation’ and that he knows taking action on this issue will be difficult for him. Here is the actual letter in its entirety. As The Federalist points out, Schiff has been lying from the beginning.

·        A good example of journalistic malpractice and the total lack of any admission for it. She’s not alone. Devin Nunes letter to Adam Schiff could be a model for much of the mainstream media.

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In The News for Monday, December 16, 2019
Posted Dec 15 2019 9:17PM

·        As always, my Saturday morning highlight. Powerline’s Week In Pictures.

·        Seems like a little walk-back taking place. When you’re caught lying through your teeth…Schiff isn’t the only one, obviously, Comey seems to be backing up a bit,too. They are both examples of what needs to be run out of Washington, D.C. on a rail.

·        Amid all the impeachment circus, which apparently virtually no one watched, a few other things happened last week.

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In The News for Friday, December 13, 2019
Posted Dec 13 2019 7:40AM

·        The truth about rape and sexual molestation just doesn’t fit the narrative that liberal script writers want to portray. For some of these crimes I would like to see the death penalty dusted off and the appeals process fast-tracked.

·        Anyone who watched IG Horowitz’s testimony probably has not doubt that bias was involved. This is telling:

Horowitz also said that his team found no evidence of intentional misconduct. However, he added that the FBI agents involved were unable to provide satisfactory explanations for their actions.

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In The News for Thursday, December 12, 2019
Posted Dec 12 2019 7:56AM

·        Forget the ridiculous spin on IG Horowitz’s report. Here are his own words. Sorry, Jim Comey, you weren’t exonerated as you trumpeted. There will hopefully be prosecutions coming from U.S. Attorney Durham. Kevin Clinesmith seems like a lay-up.

·        I have to share with you a comment from a reader whose wife is Chinese. When told that Hillary was considering another run, she said that is what we call “da bu si de hsiao chang.” Translation: A cockroach you cannot beat to death. I Like it!

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In The News for Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Posted Dec 10 2019 10:06PM

·        This could develop into an interesting trend. A North Dakota county may become the first to ban new refugees following an executive order that only allows resettlement where local governments give consent.

·        You need to read this. The FBI As The Titanic. A very good and very damning article about the FBI’s handling of the initial investigation and it’s ongoing malfeasance.

·        Not so fast there, Jim. Comey immediately took to the airwaves and Twitter to proclaim the IG report totally exonerated him. A closer look paints a different picture, and both Atty. Gen. Barr and... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Posted Dec 10 2019 7:19AM

·        Well, the IG report is out and some of the usual suspects are taking victory laps because of the IG’s conclusions that while there were multiple bad actors doing bad things, it wasn’t politically motivated. If I were them, I wouldn’t be crowing too loudly just yet. Both William Barr and US Attorney Durham have indicated that they looked at the same information and came to different conclusions. Unlike the IG, they can actually bring charges. The curtain isn’t down, yet, on this episode, and I still have hopes that we’ll see some deserving folks face the justice they deserve.

·        I agree with Scott Johnson of Powerline that Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures... [Read More]

In The New for Monday, December 9, 2019
Posted Dec 08 2019 9:46PM

·        First of all, a correction. Unlike the New York Times or Washington Post, I won’t bury it on page 27. I seem to have had a senior moment on Friday or I had D-Day on my mind as I transposed D-Day and Pearl Harbor. Obviously, December 6th was the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack and not of the Normandy invasion. My comments were still valid, though. Just early by about six months.

·        The Week in Pictures: Narwhal Tusk Edition.

·        OAN News traveled to Ukraine and met with former Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko... [Read More]

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Posted Dec 08 2019 12:33PM
In The News for Friday, December 6, 2019
Posted Dec 06 2019 8:01AM

·        Just a reminder. 75 years ago a lot of our fathers and grandfathers were sitting on ships in the English Channel getting ready to hit the beaches of Normandy at first light. My father was one of them. He told me he prayed all night, not that he would survive, but that he would do his duty and lead his men safely through the next day. I get chills thinking about what those brave men knew they were facing and yet still did their duty and prevailed over the evil that had dominated the continent. It was without question The Greatest Generation.

·        We’re seeing some of the best economic numbers in my lifetime, witness this morning’s Employment Report.... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, December 5, 2019
Posted Dec 05 2019 8:01AM

·        The one sane voice in the hearings yesterday got no questions from the Democrats. Nadler has taken up the shovel laid down by Schiff and continued to dig his party into a deeper hole. He is forgetting the first rule of holes. When you find yourself in one, stop digging. Rep. Mike Johnson had some choice words. The whole production was a sham. It was led off my Harvard’s Noah Feldman, who immediately proceeded to tell a big fat lie. As if that weren’t enough, we have what is being referred to as the Karlan Catastrophe. She was a catastrophe in every sense of the word. Imagine having to sit through one of her classes at Stanford. A needle in the eye would be less painful. My favorite moment was... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Posted Dec 04 2019 7:09AM

·        I wrote in yesterday’s Reveille about the ISM Mfg. Index. Brian Wesbury also wrote a very good piece on the subject that is well worth reading. Bottom line is that he believes it should be somewhat discounted as other data indicates growth. Don’t take the most recent release as buttressing the case for a recession.

·        Great Christmas gift idea. Give you wife a Peloton. You might have some trouble extricating it from the orifice where it’s likely to wind up, though. It reminds me of this clip of men in the emergency room after giving their wives Christmas gifts.

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In The News for Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Posted Dec 02 2019 7:32PM

In The News:   

·        The headline says it all. Clueless Millionaire Calls for End of Capitalism Says It’s ‘Killing Us.’

·        An interesting historical look at why the framers chose an Electoral College over a purely popular vote.

·        When even liberals get exasperated with the stunning ignorance of other liberals. Ron Insana is a former CNBC host who is now a contributor. Never a particularly... [Read More]

In The News for Monday, December 2, 2019
Posted Dec 02 2019 7:11AM

·        President Trump made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with the troops. Newsweek, Suckered by Trump, Grudgingly Corrects Thanksgiving Story. Grudgingly. I’ve suggested that President Trump could give Pavlov lessons in automatic responses. This piece in American Thinker suggests he plays with the press like someone using a laser pointer to tease their cat. He’s just rubbing their noses in it and most of us are laughing, or as the text shortcut goes, ROTFLMAO.

·        If you have any questions as to why the media is held in such low esteem, read this recount of how CNN reported on the fake Steele dossier. Good... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Posted Nov 27 2019 7:36AM

·        I had this guys number from the gitgo and everything that has come out since his testimony indicates I was dead on. LTC Vindman may well wish he’d done a better job maintaining the obscurity he so richly deserves. One of his former superiors shared some damning information.

·        Taking advice from a former bartender didn’t work out too well for the employees of Bright Power, a solar company. They decided to fire all their employees and move to a “fully subcontracted solar installation model” after Ms. Ocasio-Cortez convinced their work force to unionize.

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In The News for Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Posted Nov 26 2019 9:02AM

·        Spot The Crime In Progress. Good post from Powerline on the Glenn Simpson/Christopher Steele fake dossier and the upcoming book by Simpson and Peter Rritsch, principals in Fusion GPS. They were interviewed in a softball interview by Chuck Todd on Meet the Press.  

·        A case in point of how Red Flag Laws are rife for abuse.  

·        Order now if you want it in time to wrap your Christmas presents. It’s likely to go fast. Mitch McConnell gift wrapping paper.

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In The News for Monday, November 25, 2019
Posted Nov 24 2019 10:50PM

·        Possibly the best edition of The Week in Pictures of all time.

·        I don’t tend to post a lot of “feel good” stuff, but this is worth seeing. How can you not be touched to see a whole new world open up for a child?

·        And…The award for best typographical error of the year goes to…GQ Magazine for their news scoop that Lt. Col. Vindman received his Purple Heart after being injured by an IUD. As you might imagine, the comments are priceless. Chalk another one up for... [Read More]

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