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In The News for Thursday, July 11, 2019
Posted Jul 11 2019 7:49AM

·        This guy is obviously in a world of hurt and unlikely to see daylight for a long time as former victims decide to come out of the woodwork. This young woman seems very believable. The question is who else among the rich and powerful friends of this pervert will be implicated. Guilt by association will be the strategy of the press, undoubtedly. It’s worth remembering, though, that Epstein was a major donor to Democratic politicians and well-known on Wall Street. A lot of his acquaintances, I’m sure, were unaware of his hidden life, but are distancing themselves from him a fast as they can. Labor Secretary Acosta is likely to lose his job over his performance as prosecutor in the former trial and plea bargain arrangement offered to Epstein. He has been under fire from conservatives for some time due to his dragging his feet on the President’s deregulation initiatives. Another interesting thing has popped up. Vanity Fair, hardly a Trump fan periodical, claims that Jeffrey Epstein had incriminating photos of Bill Clinton. I don’t want to believe that and will reserve judgement until the allegation is proved or debunked.

·        Just a wild guess, but since it happened at 4 AM in the morning, I’m probably on solid ground. A man stepped over the retaining wall at Niagara Falls and was immediately swept over the falls. Police found him sitting on the rocks at the bottom and he was taken to the hospital where it was determined that he was not seriously injured.

·        Apparently, Israel sent a not too subtle message to Iran last March by overflying Tehran and several other areas and photographing installations. The Israeli Air Force’s F-35’s were apparently undetected by the Iranians air defenses and their Russian radar. How embarrassing! They may want to ask the Russians for a rebate.

·        67% of all registered U.S. voters believe the census should ask the citizenship question on the survey. 55% of Hispanic voters are also in favor. It’s nice to see common sense prevail. Of course, the question was asked during the census taken while Obama was in office, but, but, never mind.

·        In case you still don’t think that there needs to be some oversight of the policies espoused by social media platforms and their ability to censor views they don’t agree with politically, this is a good example of how Facebook unilaterally decided to not allow pro-life groups to run ads during the time Ireland was having an election to vote on abortion. Freedom of speech is fine as long as it’s freedom of speech that Facebook endorses.

·        The MAGA hats have proven to be probably the most ubiquitous symbol of a political campaign ever. Two law professors have differing views. Take your pick. I’ll go with Professor Turley at George Washington University Law School.

·        Having to be on committees and sub-committees is apparently really eating into AOC’s social media time. She thinks Nancy Pelosi is trying to keep her busy. Pelosi, for her part, seems to have had about enough. She seems to have come to the conclusion that if AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the “next generation” of political talent there isn’t much of a next generation. As Stephen Green describes them, “a Millennial demagogue, a rabid anti-Semite and an alleged brother-marrying anti-American migrant.

·        America’s first black billionaire, Robert Johnson, who supported Hillary Clinton and prior to her Barrack Obama, praised President Trump for the economy and criticized Democrats for moving too far to the left.

·        Maybe we can get Monsignor Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya to come to Washington, D.C. after he takes care of Buenaventura. It’s worth a shot.

·        Be honest. Who among us haven’t had the fleeting thought of doing the same thing on our visits to the DMV? For one woman in Kansas City, the lines were just too much.  

·        Still think we don’t have a crisis at our Southern border? Read this. A man considered one of the Gulf Cartel’s most violent enforcers and the head of migrant smuggling was in U.S. custody and was released after 15 days.

·        If the shootings aren’t enough to run you out of Chicago, how about a 60% property tax increase?