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In The News for Friday, July 3, 2020
Posted Jul 03 2020 9:07AM

·       Record Jobs Gain of 4.8 million in June smashes expectations. As Glenn Reynolds says, “Democrats and media hardest hit.”

·       I certainly hope this is true. Report: Trump Is Tired Of Jared’s Woke SH*T.

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In The News for Thursday, July 2, 2020
Posted Jul 01 2020 9:31PM

·       Tomorrow is a national holiday as Americans celebrate Independence Day or Dependence Day, depending on their political persuasion. I’m looking forward to watching the festivities at Mt. Rushmore. I can’t decide whether the new addition of President Trump to the monument should be next to Washington or Lincoln. The space to Lincoln’s right looks like it might be the best spot. I’m thinking about forming a 501-C to begin raising funds.

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In The News for Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Posted Jul 01 2020 7:33AM

·       In case you think the Black Lives Matter movement is a benign movement to improve the plight of Blacks, you are sadly mistaken. They are a Marxist/Anarchist group and make no bones about it. Brit Hume had some comments about it on Tucker Carlson’s show last night that should be widely disseminated.

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In The News for Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Posted Jun 30 2020 7:40AM

·       In an interview in the Oval Office on Friday, President Trump had wide-ranging comments on a number of subjects. He is right, particularly in calling for a tougher response from Republicans. Powerline had some comments on the interview.

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In The News for Monday, June 29, 2020
Posted Jun 29 2020 6:49AM

·       How funny is this? The Washington Post just couldn’t stand to let President Trumps comment about America’s most dangerous cities being run by Democrats, so they headlined a story claiming it wasn’t true. Turns out they were right. Only 19 are run by Democrats. One is run by an Independent. LOL.

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In The News Weekend Edition - June 27, 2020
Posted Jun 27 2020 3:02PM

·       The Week in Pictures: Fake Noose Edition. The one thing the left really hates is being laughed at, so let’s keep up the mockery and ridicule.!

·       According to Ted Cruz, Attorney General Bill Barr is the Honey Badger. I believe you’ll feel better about things after reading this interview with Bill Barr. He discussed riots... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, June 26, 2020
Posted Jun 26 2020 7:37AM

·       Black Lives Matter is a Marxist/Anarchist organization. Any U.S. Corporation making a virtue signaling donation to this despicable group should be sued by shareholders. “If the US doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system.” You don’t feed alligators hoping they’ll eat someone besides you. Wake the hell up!

·       Polls... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, June 25, 2020
Posted Jun 24 2020 9:00PM

·       Stuart Evans was the deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Intelligence. We may be hearing more about him. He was apparently the lone person trying to hold the FBI’s feet to the fire on the scurrilous FISA applications. Very interesting article. Strzok apparently knew Evans had his number.

·       D.C. Circuit Court castigates Judge Sullivan and... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Posted Jun 24 2020 7:57AM

·       Stuff just keeps coming out. More Strzok notes out of the DOJ that are exculpatory to Gen. Flynn.

·       During a time when several governors and mayors have proven themselves unfit to even lead a conga line, Governor Kristi Noem has stood tallRead More]

In The News for Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Posted Jun 23 2020 7:14AM

·       What Happens When The Madness Ends? I recommend reading Victor Davis Hanson’s article on the subject. Today’s opportunist virtue-signaler will be tomorrow’s gullible fool. Tonight’s brave looter and edgy arsonist will be tomorrow’s matter-of-fact felon. As Thomas Sowell said, “Historians of the future will have a hard time figuring out how so many organized groups of strident jackasses succeeded in leading us around by the nose and morally intimidating the majority into silence.” How, indeed?

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In The News for Monday, June 22, 2020
Posted Jun 21 2020 11:35PM

·       A professor at UCLA has been put on leave for his sane reply to a ridiculous request. UCLA student Preet Bains said in a patently dim-witted reply that Professor Klein’s email was “backhandedly racist” for treating all races equally. Got that? Professor Klein’s reply to the initial request to treat black students differently was obviously from someone who is tired of all the bulls**t and is worth repeating.

Thanks for your suggestion in your email below that I give black students special treatment, given the tragedy... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, June 19, 2020
Posted Jun 19 2020 7:35AM

·       There is a hue and cry from some that it’s time to send in the troops and bust some heads in Seattle. I’ve thought that the President is probably handling the situation in the right manner by letting them wallow in their own filth. Kurt Schlichter has written an article that I think gets it right and is excellent reading. This Leftist Tantrum Is an Information Operation and Trump Is Winning It.

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In The News for Thursday, June 18, 2020
Posted Jun 18 2020 7:29AM

·       From Rasmussen: “In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Coming today: Our U.S. voters trust-in-media results. It’s a bloodbath fort them.

·       More problems in Portland. “If only there was a group of well-trained individuals who were responsible for directly responding to such crimes.”

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In The News for Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Posted Jun 17 2020 7:27AM

·       Trump is holding a rally in Tulsa, OK this weekend. The venue holds 19,000 people and over 1 million have requested tickets. We are setting up for an election in just over three months that could be an historic sweep for an incumbent President if the level of enthusiasm being shown so far continues to build. The media’s overwrought reaction seems to confirm that restarting the rallies is the right thing to do. Great analogy. The mainstream media are Trump’s little Sea Monkeys. Add water and they start to jump around.

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In The News for Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Posted Jun 16 2020 7:27AM

·       An incredible remembrance of Joe Biden from the former chief lobbyist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees (AFSCME). Must read if you think Joe has a principled bone in his body. He once claimed that Delaware was on the side of the South in the Civil War in an attempt to get Southern votes and bragged about an award he got from George Wallace.

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In The News for Monday, June 15, 2020
Posted Jun 15 2020 6:49AM

·       I listened to the live feed of the Flynn mandamus argument in D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday morning. The whole thing was interesting, but Sidney Powell’s summary at the 1:35:50 mark was outstanding. It was interesting listening to the questions by the three judges. One was clearly hostile granting the writ of mandamus and kept trying to bring race into the questioning.  He is Judge Wilkins, a liberal Obama appointee who was appointed when Obama packed the D.C. Circuit Court. Based on the questioning, the folks at Powerline think... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, June 12, 2020
Posted Jun 12 2020 7:17AM

·       This morning at 9:30 the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the Flynn case and it appears they will be live-streamed. Arguing on behalf of Judge Sullivan will be liberal retired judge John Gleeson, “a former judge with a penchant for exercising power that judges do not possess.”

·       I’d feel sorry for the inhabitants of Minnesota but for the fact that... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, June 11, 2020
Posted Jun 11 2020 7:47AM

·       I’ve had enough of this craziness and I believe the vast majority of Americans feel the same way. I’ve always though of myself as a fairly mainstream moderate with a slight rightward tilt. No longer. Being fiscally conservative and socially moderate hasn’t worked too well. I, along with I suspect a majority of Americans, are ready to see these rioters and anarchists brought to their knees, forcibly, not as a gesture of fake virtue signaling. It’s time for coordinated police, and if necessary National Guard, action to clean up the streets and let these criminals and misguided delinquents know that their behavior will not be tolerated by law abiding citizens. We have SWAT teams for... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Posted Jun 10 2020 8:12AM

·       One black resident of Washington, D.C. has had enough of the hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement. She addressed the crowd and expressed the sentiments that a lot of other black citizens have also shared.

·       No. The New York Times making stuff up? I can’t imagine. Georg W. Bush says the NYT’s article about him not voting... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Posted Jun 09 2020 7:47AM

·       Oh, please, please. As Many As 16-17 Obamagate Criminal Referrals Headed to DOJ.

·       How shocking! CBS deceptively edits interview with AG Barr. Dan Rather couldn’t be reached for comment.

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In The News for Monday, June 8, 2020
Posted Jun 08 2020 6:38AM

·       Friday’s Employment was evidence that the “V” bottom we’ve talked about seems to be playing out, much to the disappointment of the media and the Democrats, but I repeat myself. The Washington Post just couldn’t wait for the actual release before pre-writing an article and tweeting out “grim milestone to be reached as unemployment rate nears 20%.” There was just one problem. It was actually 13%, blowing away the worst-case estimates. They were so disappointed.

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In The News for Friday, June 5, 2020
Posted Jun 04 2020 9:02PM

·       A must read. America’s New Nihilism. He traces the current problems with the mob to Chicago 1968.

 The real blame here does not lie with the mobs who fought bloody battles with the hysterical Chicago police. The larger responsibility falls on the intellectuals—university professors, politicians and journalistic commentators—who said then that... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, June 4, 2020
Posted Jun 04 2020 8:18AM

·       Rod Rosenstein testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. I watched a good bit of it on C-Span. Damning! As an aside, let me reiterate that Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of RI is an absolute dolt. I continue to think he is actually doing a John Laroquette impression. Moving on, Ted Cruz put this scandal in perspective as the single worst political scandal in our history. He eviscerated the Obama administration which is gradually being exposed for the group of seditious operators they were. As he said, either Rosenstein was complicit, or he was grossly negligent. I suspect the... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Posted Jun 03 2020 7:55AM

·       Some thoughts on President Trump’s photo op in front of St. Johns Episcopal Church holding a Bible. Needless to say, the left was triggered. Both the pastor of St. John’s and the local Episcopalian bishop immediately expressed their disapproval. A lot of my Episcopalian friends have expressed to me that they feel very much like a lot of Democrats who feel like their party has left them behind as it has gravitated to the left. Think about it for a minute. You are the pastor of a church that terrorists tried to set on fire and you are offended that the President of the United States visited your church and stood in front of... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Posted Jun 02 2020 7:42AM

·       The first twenty minutes or Tucker Carlson’s monologue last night are must viewing if you missed it. He absolutely nailed it.

·       This is a dialog that needs to be front and center. It’s Past Time to Examine How Police Unions Protect Bad Cops.

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In The News for Monday, June 1, 2020
Posted Jun 01 2020 6:50AM

·       There are two ways to respond to riots. The Toledo model and the Minneapolis model. Every city should have a plan in place to deal with the kind of thing that have developed and it should be implemented immediately. The time to halt this anarchy is right at the beginning.  “The time to halt a riot is right at the start, by pinching off the criminal spearhead with precise and overwhelming force. The cops will usually be caught flat-footed (no pun intended) by the initial outbreak. But they need to spring into a pre-arranged mobilization that should always be as ready in every major city as the... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, May 29, 2020
Posted May 29 2020 8:21AM

·       If you’re a regular reader, you know that I have questioned from inception the measures taken to fight the Wuhan Virus and suggested that we will look back on this period when we have the advantage of time having passed and realize we succumbed to mass hysteria. Brian Wesbury had a very good piece about a week ago that mirrors my thoughts and is worth reading. Miscalculating Risks: Confusing Scary With Dangerous.

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In The News for Thursday, May 28, 2020
Posted May 28 2020 8:33AM

·       Midweek in Pictures: Final Coronavirus Edition

·       Apparently it’s okay to censor conservatives on Twitter but not mentally ill liberals desperate for attention.

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In The News for Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Posted May 27 2020 7:43AM

·       Absolutely spot on! Hanson’s Rule of Opposites. This is an excellent piece from Victor Davis Hanson on how to use the media with a Adam Schiff as a great example. As Scott Johnson of Powerline comments, Incidentally, Hanson’s rule of opposites must be applied to understand Susan Rice’s incriminating memoRead More]

In The News for Tuesday, May 25, 2020
Posted May 26 2020 8:11AM

·       An outstanding Week in Pictures.

·       Some creative ‘social distancing’ over the Memorial Day weekend.

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In The News for Friday, May 22, 2020
Posted May 22 2020 7:06AM

·       I’ve been a fan of Brian Wesbury for years. Here is a brief clip of Brian explaining why he is bullish and why the stock market is not overvalued.

·       There seems to be hope that the public is catching on. President Trump’s approval rating is now higher than Barrack Obama’s at the same point in his presidency. This is despite a press that is... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, May 21, 2020
Posted May 20 2020 9:35PM

·       The Midweek in Pictures. Just too much good stuff to wait for Saturday.

·       Today’s New York Post cover. They’ve had enough.

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In The News for Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Posted May 20 2020 7:23AM

·       A lot of politicians are idiots who don’t like to be questioned. Here’s a great example from Minnesota. You guessed it. He’s a Democrat.

·       Compare and contrast our four largest states. Very telling, isn’t it?

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In The News for Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Posted May 19 2020 7:40AM

·       A Time To Hate. I think this article expresses effectively the feelings of a lot of people who felt antipathy toward ex-President Obama but nevertheless were willing to initially give him a chance and never during his tenure subjected him to the slings and arrows that President Trump has had to endure.

·       Dissent will not be tolerated, comrades. YouTube has removed... [Read More]

A Few Good Memes
Posted May 18 2020 10:25AM
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In The News for Monday, May 18, 2020
Posted May 17 2020 9:19PM

·       I’ll say it again. I love Kayleigh McEnany, the President’s new Press Secretary. She takes no prisoners and she always seems prepared to cut the fakes off at the knees. From Babylon Bee, the press might not like her replacement.

·       I’d say this is a good suggestion. Trump needs... [Read More]

In The News - Weekend Edition, Saturday, May 16, 2020
Posted May 16 2020 1:20AM

·       Sorrento Therapeutics claims they have a Coronavirus Cure. This obviously has huge implications for reopening our economy if true. The stock shot up on the news, but that’s nothing compared to what it’s likely to do if their claims are confirmed. It is potentially much more important than a vaccine.

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In The News for Friday, May 15, 2020
Posted May 15 2020 6:54AM

·       A scientific explanation of why shutdowns are useless. The consequences are worst than the benefits by far.

·       We have more information that the Obama administration engaged in misconduct that we ever did for opening the Russian-collusion investigation. It’s something new coming out every day now. The hue and cry for justice... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, May 14, 2020
Posted May 14 2020 7:24AM

·       Let’s start off with a little humor courtesy of CNN and other outlets. It’s always good to bring in the best experts on any given subject. ROTFLMAO! Greta Thunberg on Wuhan Virus and AOC heading up Slow Joe’s Climate Change Task Force. Who could make this stuff up? It isn’t as you might expect from the Babylon Bee, although they did weigh in. It’s kind of sad to see an eighteen-year old who is destined to have a long career as the subject of memes and the butt of jokes about wokeness.  

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In The News for Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Posted May 13 2020 7:29AM

·       UNBELIEVABLE! The $3 trillion bill proposed by Nancy Pelosi is is something that I would have expected to read on the satirical site, Babylon Bee. It is hopefully a total not-starter and any American with a lick of sense should be calling their Congressman or Congresswoman to express their revulsion. Tucker Carlson had a good summary of it. Watch this, and if it doesn’t cause you to ignite in a white-hot rage, you are beyond hope. It is nothing more than a liberal wish list of outrageous proportions and would once and for all kill any action on unfettered illegal immigration. Anyone... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Posted May 12 2020 7:04AM

·       Speaking of unprecedented. Constitutional scholar and law professor Jonathan Turley has some comments on Obama’s comments concerning the Gen. Flynn dismissal. Turley is a Democrat, by the way, but not one that drinks the Kool-Aid. The more that comes out, the worse it looks for the Democrats. They have now admitted that the infamous and totally debunked Steele Dossier was equally funded by the DNC and the Hillary Campaign. A lot of folks have now been caught lying and there is going to be a piper to pay.

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In The News for Monday, May 11, 2020
Posted May 11 2020 6:50AM

·       From the inimitable and odious Paul Krugman comes pretty good evidence that we may actually have a “V” recovery. Paul’s comment give me a much higher feeling of relief about this bull market’s legs.

·       NBC President declares “We are winning war with White House.” He is fired one week later.... [Read More]

In The News-Weekend Edition-May 9, 2020
Posted May 09 2020 8:06AM

·       An epic Week in Pictures from Powerline.

·       Well, this is interesting, isn’t it? I think the “rule of law” is what these people are worried about. Obama says in private call that ‘rule of law is at risk’ in Michael Flynn case. Yeah, right. The fact show that that the Obama administration ignored the rule of law... [Read More]

Reveille for Friday, May 8, 2020
Posted May 08 2020 7:38AM

·       DOJ MOVES TO DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST GEN. FLYNN. I’d say that clearly the force has shifted from the Sith to the Jedi. Scott Johnson had a short comment: “The conduct of the FBI and the Department of Justice in the Flynn case has been a complete and utter disgrace to both institutions.” I’m thinking that things are going to just get more and more fun. Following the announcement, the Libs and Dems were absolutely melting down on Twitter as they spazzed in place while their heads spun uncontrollably. Damn, this has been a long time coming. I almost choked on my last mouthful of popcorn.... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, May 7, 2020
Posted May 07 2020 7:00AM

·       I somehow missed the irony of this at the time. A meme with Rod Sterling intoning, “Picture if you will a world where Cinco De Mayo falls on a Taco Tuesday, only to be ruined by a virus ironically called…Corona. We did out part by picking up some take-out Margaritas from Chili’s.”

·       Another good one I saw. First, we hear alcohol may prevent the virus…now research suggests... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Posted May 06 2020 10:05AM

·        A good example of press hysteria. Drudge had this heading in bold headlines – UPDATE: MODEL SHOWS 134,000 DEATHS BY AUGUST. It is the IHME model, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. It has been useless, so far, and off by a magnitude.

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In The News for Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Posted May 04 2020 9:49PM

·       A great interview with Gen. Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell. I believe heads are going to roll. Haven’t seen Comey on TV lately, but I’ll be that SE grin isn’t there anymore. Tick Tock, Jim, Tick Tock. Clearly things are speeding up. Judge Sullivan has ordered the government to respond to Sidney Powell’s motion to dismiss by 12 PM on 5/4 and Gen. Flynn must file his answer by 12 PM on 5/6.   

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In The News for Monday, May 4, 2020
Posted May 03 2020 5:00PM

·       The Trust Deficit.  Officials who don’t trust the public to handle bad news often sugarcoat or obfuscate facts. Then, when the public senses that it’s being spun or lied to, it begins to lose faith in these officials. Disaster researchers sometimes use the phrase “elite panic” to describe cases where distrust of the public leads authorities to enact heavy-handed measures during crises.

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In The News for Friday, May 1, 2020
Posted Apr 30 2020 11:08PM

·       Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. This is a particularly good article about it. I remember watching on coverage on television and seeing North Vietnamese tanks rolling up to the Ba Muoi Ba (33) beer brewery across the street from where I lived in DaNang. It is a rice beer and is now owned by Sabeco Brewery and is exported. It was referred to as Tiger P**s by most GI’s.   

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In The News for Thursday, April 30, 2020
Posted Apr 29 2020 10:02PM

·       The vast majority of Wuhan Virus cases may well be asymptomatic. Perhaps over 95%.

·       It sure looks like some fecal matter is getting ready to hit the fan. The evidence of criminal malfeasance on the part of the FBI and Mueller team are no longer theory. It’s been a long time coming and is way overdue. Is there anyone you’d rather have in your... [Read More]


Posted Apr 29 2020 2:55PM
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In The News for Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Posted Apr 29 2020 7:49AM

·       This has nothing to do with Wuhan Virus or the economy, it’s just funny as heck. Art Donovan was a defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts. He played with Johnny Unitas and was a four-time all-pro and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I’d forgotten how funny he was, but this clip from an old Army buddy reminded me.

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In The News for Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Posted Apr 27 2020 10:06PM

·       Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Say No. If you’d like to listen to a podcast with the author, here is the link to Powerline. Holy Cow! As if Californians didn’t have enough to worry about. “Gov. Newsom has appointed Tom Steyer to head the committee to make plans [to reopen California’s economy]. You can expect it to include solar powered suppositories.”   

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In The News for Monday, April 27, 2020
Posted Apr 26 2020 10:06PM

·       The models have been wrong, egregiously so. Does anyone care? Not the media, as it blunts the narrative they are intent on flogging. This press conference called by two practicing emergency room physicians has garnered two million views on YouTube. It’s well worth watching and a real eye-opener. If you watch it I believe you will agree that we need to bring this attempted suicide of our economy to an immediate halt! There is no science to it. Politicians, bureaucrats and the lamestream media need to be neutered. The last two or three minutes of part two are very telling.

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In The News for Friday, April 24, 2020
Posted Apr 24 2020 8:03AM

·       Article in The Hill: The data is in – stop the panic and end the total isolation. Now, not next week.

·       Andrew McCarthy has consistently had some of the most spot on and insightful commentary on the Democrat’s and the Media’s Trump-Russia hysteria and misdirection. Here is his most recent articleRead More]

In The News for Thursday, April 23, 2020
Posted Apr 23 2020 7:34AM

·       Let’s start off with a little humor courtesy of one of my reader/friends. The Coronavirus Horse Race.

·       Why did it take 16 days for Congress to pass money for small business owners that could have been passed in... [Read More]

In The News for Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Posted Apr 22 2020 7:03AM

·       I received a very interesting and telling text message yesterday afternoon from a friend and long-time reader who lives in NYC. His comments were:

OK, so the good news and more good news. My wife and I both tested positive for the Covid-19 lgG test today, indicating “You are either over the infection or in the late stage.” Neither of us has shown or felt the symptoms and we had to be in good health before they would administer the blood test. The site administrator shared... [Read More]

In The News for Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Posted Apr 21 2020 7:26AM

·       More evidence that the IFR is just barely higher than an average seasonal influenza.

·       In case you missed the interview, Rep. Dan Crenshaw easily bested Bill Maher in an interview designed to showcase leftist talking points. That followed a previous smackdown of Hillary Clinton.Read More]

In The News for Monday, April 20, 2020
Posted Apr 20 2020 4:03AM

·       Update from Dr. Geach: Moving the Goalposts – Four Reasons It Is Safe to Open America. The Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) may actually be 0.1%, way below initial projections and about the same as this year’s flu. You should read this piece. And this one: After Repeated Failures, It’s Time To Permanently Dump Epidemic Models. And this is interesting. How do things look if you break out New York from the statistics? A whole lot different. And this: Vultures circling over Manhattan. Damn!

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In The News for Friday, April 17, 2020
Posted Apr 17 2020 5:17AM

·       This doesn’t fit the narrative being flogged by the press and politicians and medical establishment, which means it’s probably fairly accurate. An Israeli Mathematician, Isaac-Ben Israel, in conjunction with a fellow professor has done a statistical analysis of the Wuhan Virus data and concluded that it peaks after about 40 days and declines to almost zero after 70 days. Dr. Gabi Barbash, in a bitter exchange, insisted that the death toll would have been far worse had Israel not taken the steps it did, but Professor Ben-Israel insisted that the numbers speak for themselves. You be the judge. So far, the sanest analysis of the data has been coming from non-medical professionals and certainly... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, April 16, 2020
Posted Apr 16 2020 7:38AM

·        Will wonders never cease? Joy Reid, not one of the brightest bulbs in the lamp, sees the light.   

·        Did Putin con the FBI? More and more it looks as if the answer is yes.

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In The News for Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Posted Apr 15 2020 7:58AM

·        “Once again, government officials are making decisions with catastrophic effects on many millions of lives, on the basis of models that have proved to be wrong. The shutdowns should end tomorrow.” This needs to end quickly. We Never Needed To Flatten The CurveRead More]

In The News for Tuesday, April 4, 2020
Posted Apr 14 2020 8:22AM

·        Dr. Jonathan Geach, a Tennessee anesthesiologist, along with four other colleagues published an argument for getting back to work that immediately garnered about 50,000 views before being censored. Here is the story and here is the article he wrote – Eight Reasons To End The Lockdown Now. This confirms the points made in the clip I linked to yesterday.

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In The News for Monday, April 13, 2020
Posted Apr 13 2020 8:49AM

·       You are welcome to agree or disagree with me. I have read and watched hours and hours of commentary from experts with much more gravitas than a lot of our bureaucratic experts like Dr. Fauci et al. I am convinced that history will look back on this episode as a mass hysteria of the tulipmania variety. I found this commentary by Dr. Wittkowski very interesting. It is 40 min. long, but well worth watching. If you believe what he is saying, and I do, we need to get back to work tomorrow. I could highlight several parts of his comments, but you really need to watch the... [Read More]

In The News for Friday, April 10, 2020
Posted Apr 10 2020 8:54AM

·       How honest is the Wuhan Virus fatality count? Not to be trusted, apparently. Dr. Fauci now says that U.S. deaths may be 60,000 after initial estimates were in the area of 200,000. Actually, I remember initial estimates being in the 1-2 million range.

·       I’ve linked to several pieces over the last few weeks that postulated that... [Read More]

In The News for Thursday, April 9, 2020
Posted Apr 09 2020 7:52AM

·       Every single Wuhan Virus press briefing. Must see.

·       Midweek in Pictures Hormel Foods made their fist batch of Spam in 1937. With everyone out shopping and hoarding food they have announced they will be making their second batch later this week…

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In The News for Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Posted Apr 08 2020 8:28AM

·       Some graphic evidence of improvement. Note particularly the updated bar graph on fatalities.

·       A Party of Haters.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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