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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.

But the absence of an innocent explanation for bad conduct is evidence that the conduct was intentional and undertaken for a bad reason — here, the desire to injure the target of the FBI’s investigation, which was the Trump campaign.

Michael Horowitz declined to draw these conclusions (or to reject them), saying that he doesn’t know the state of mind of the FBI personnel who acted improperly. This epistemological stance may pass muster in philosophy class, but it’s at odds with the law. In the law, as noted above, state of mind can be, and is, inferred from facts like the ones Horowitz did such a good job of uncovering.

Anyone with even a modicum of common sense knows beyond the shadow of a doubt what happened, notwithstanding the outright lies the left is trying to peddle. Andrew McCarthy’s comments are worth watching.

·        Sometimes the great work of the Babylon Bee just hits the mark right on the head. I particularly love this piece from yesterday. Trump’s Popularity Surges After Nation Learns He May Have Obstructed Congress. "Any president who stops Congress from doing their jobs is a hero in my book," said one voter in Ohio. "I wasn't sure I supported Trump at first, but when the Dems accused him of hindering Congress, I boarded the Trump train immediately." "ALL ABOARD! CHOO CHOO! MAGA!" he yelled, donning his brand-new MAGA hat.

·        This article seems to take Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to task for ignoring recommendations from DOE officials. I regard it as compelling evidence she is the right person for the job.

·        Katy Tur of NBC caught on a live mike at Hershey, PA Trump rally. “One of the Biggest Rallies I’ve Ever Seen.” Katy, they’re all like that. Those who couldn’t get in stood outside in the rain and watched on big screens. Don’t see that happening for any of the riders in the Democratic presidential clown car. The seem to have difficulty filling a high school gymnasium. One of them didn’t even have a single person show up for a news conference. What I’m seeing reminds me a lot of what the polls were ignoring in 2016, except on steroids.

·        Joe Biden? Seriously? You can skip this one if you’re a Biden fan. Mr. Schlichter has a wicked turn of phrase. “He’s a 40-watt guy in a 100-watt world.”

·        AOC has her “squad” of left-wing, anti-semitic lunatics. I’ve often thought that the whole group would probably melt like the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz if someone threw water on them. Now conservative Alabama Rep. Jessica Taylor has her own squad. I know which one I’ll take.

·        USMC is signal victory for President Trump – one that the House Democrats permitted only out of necessity.

·        Sorry, Chris, you and your left-wing would be opinion maker buddies brought this on yourselves and it’s well-deserved. Chris Wallace lambasts Trump over ‘most sustained assault on press freedom in history.’ You left out ‘most deserved.’

·        Liz, aka Lieawatha, obviously knows something I haven’t been able to figure out. ‘There’s always money’ she says when asked how she’ll pay for her policies. I think she means other peoples’ money. How in the world did this total nitwit ever progress this far in the primaries? It doesn’t speak well for the depth of the Democrat’s bench, does it?