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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?

Trump threw down the gauntlet before Europe’s governing classes, standing up for free enterprise, limited government, and an administration that cares about all of its citizens, not just plutocrats and bureaucrats. In a better world, the assembled elitists would say, “Wow! What President Trump does is really working. We should try it in our country!” But that, of course, is not the world we live in.

·        Whistleblower Overheard. You need to read this in case you haven’t followed this backstory about the whistleblower who is anything but a whistleblower. I want to see some heads roll and like many will not be satisfied until I see those who tried to subvert our Democracy brought to justice. Also in RealClear Investigations, Paul Sperry’s article.  

·        Like this is a bad thing? Big Businesses Warn: Trump’s Immigration Reforms Will Hurt Food Stamp, Medicaid Enrollment. Am I missing something? Trump’s “public charge” regulatory reform is intended to deny green cards to the poor, unhealthy, or unskilled migrants who may depend on taxpayer-funded welfare, aid, and medical care.

·        New Jersey? This is encouraging. 100,000 people are seeking tickets to President Trump’s “Keep America Great” rally in New Jersey on January 28th in Wildwood, NJ. It’s scheduled to be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center, a 7,500-seat venue. Sounds like we may need a bigger boat.

·        Another Bernie staffer wants to ‘Guillotine the Rich,’ and throw Republicans in Gulags. The mask seems to be slipping as the “Social Democrat” euphemism morphs into the reality of what it really is, Communism.

·        Maybe future convicted felon John Brannan should have sat this one out judging by the responses to his ridiculous Tweet castigating Presidential counsel, Pat Cipollone. One of his former CIA case officers weighed in: Hello from one of your former CIA case officers. You prostituted your oath of office for partisan gain, spied on and lied to Congress and targeted citizens whom you were supposed to be serving. You’re going to jail, sir.

·        And from my favorite paper of record, the Babylon Bee. Death Penalty Still Permissable for People Who Drive Slowly in the Left Lane, Pope Francis Clarifies. Also, some advice on how to overcome your toxic masculinity.

·        As Scott Johnson of Poweline says, Let The Good Times Roll. Tulsi Gabbard has sued Hillary Clinton for defamation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. You may remember that Felonia von Pantsuit called Tulsi a Russian asset. This could be fun. From the first page of the filing this little zinger: “Tulsi Gabbard is running for President of the United States, a position Clinton had long coveted, but has not been able to attain.” Ouch!

·        KFC has apologized and pulled an ad it ran in Australia. Meanwhile, it went viral and has garnered millions of views, so I’d say it did what it’s supposed to do. Even Powerline had a post on it.

·        Quote of the Day from Frank J. Fleming: “One of the amazing things in America is there are a group of people known for being armed and what they’re mainly feared for is that they vote.”

·        I may have found a solution that will let me cut back on my diet attempts while still attaining that young, thin and single look we all strive for. This looks like medical technology that should be fast tracked. I’m trying to volunteer for the human trials phase.