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In The News for Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Posted Aug 04 2020 8:44PM

·       Minneapolis residents told to obey criminals and “prepare to be robbed.” Simply an incredible response from a totally feckless government. If the voters don’t throw them out en masse, I have no sympathy for them.  Let them wallow in the fetid mess they have created by their voting patterns.

·       Well, we kind of knew this was coming, didn’t we? The New York Times suggests scrapping the presidential debates. It’s easy to tell when the Dems think they’re losing. They try to change the rules. LOL. Bill Lockhart who was President Clinton’s press secretary told Joe Biden last week “don’t debate” President Trump. A long line of “Democrat Strategists” are frantically begging Joe not to expose himself to the ridicule likely to result from a head to head debate. As I’ve said, there’s going to be a big run on popcorn. Better hit the store early and stock up on Orville’s best.

·       Who would have ever thought that MSNBC was so one dimensional? MSNBC producer resigns with scathing letter: They block ‘diversity of thought’ and ‘amplify fringe voices.’   

·       People’s views of the media seem to be hardening. Roughly half of all Americans describe the news media as “very biased.” All I can say is that the other half must not be reading or listening.

·       A good idea of what’s in store if this stuff isn’t met with greater force.

Let’s not fool ourselves. This is not a civil rights protest, and it’s not about George Floyd. It’s the mob — a bunch of Brownshirts — and if we tolerate it, we won’t be able to claim later on that we didn’t know what was coming.

·       Need help showing how ‘woke’ you are when it comes to racism? J.P. Sears can help you get your Ph.D. in ‘White Wokeology”.

·       The layers of the onion just keep being peeled back and the story gets even more incredible and damning for the media and politicians who used it.

Steele did not personally collect any of the factual information in his reports. The “vast network” was instead a “social circle” of an American-based former Brookings Institute junior staffer, recently identified for the first time as Igor Danchenko. The friends didn’t have well-documented claims so much as rumors, drunken gossip, and outright brainstorming, conjecture, and speculation. Even that information was “multiple layers of hearsay upon hearsay” before it got to Steele, who then hyperbolically overstated it. And the damning

claims of “collusion” appear to have been scandalously misattributed or invented out of whole cloth.

With such shoddy information collection and analysis methods, there was never any reason to give credence to any of the salacious allegations in the dossier, whether it was claims of secret deals with Russian oil concerns, secret meetings in foreign capitals, prostitutes urinating on Moscow hotel room beds, files of compromising information, or the careful cultivation of Trump, yes Trump, into the most effective Russian agent in history.

The media have a problem, then, given that they repeatedly led viewers and readers to believe Steele was a master spy.

·       Good question. I know I don’t.

·       I watched Senator Cruz’ subcommittee hearing yesterday on “The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence” It was simply unbelievable to watch the dissembling by the Democrats who absolutely refuse to condemn the violence being perpetrated on the citizens of the affected cities. It was one of the most disgusting displays of lying I have ever seen. Those speaking against the violence had the undeniable facts on their side and made a powerful case. I encourage you to watch the proceedings and come to your own conclusion. As an aside. Sen. Hirono stands out as a pluperfect idiot.

·       As I have thought all along. Evaluated as a whole, at a first glance, the lockdown policies of the spring of 2020 therefore appear to be long-run government failures.  

·       I’m not sure how tone deaf you’d have to be to be the Chairman of TVA, a government owned corporation, and think that outsourcing American jobs to foreigners would be a good idea. President Trump quickly let his position be known by firing the CEO, Jeff Lyash, who earns $8 million a year. Trump has capped the new CEO’s pay at $500,000. The President sent an indelible message.  “We want the TVA to take action on this immediately. … Let this serve as a warning to any federally appointed board: If you betray American workers, you will hear two words: ‘You’re fired.’”

·       As I’ve said, ESPN is not in my cable package any longer. ESPN host mocks Christian NBA player for getting injured after not taking a knee. Mr. Le Batard ought to be looking for a new job.

·       Trial Lawyers smell a big payday and lawsuits are proliferating due to the Coronavirus. Hopefully, Congress will take some action to put the brakes on this, but only if the House flips in November.

·       The Decline and Fall of San Francisco. No comment needed.

·       Another good look at Minneapolis. It’s tragic what is happening in some of our cities. Now we have the incompetent boy mayor, Frey, turning on the incompetent Governor Walz after Walz threw him under the bus. The bad news for Minnesotans is that Walz has two years to run on his term in office. Maybe a recall petition, the modern form of running someone out of town on a rail, will be forthcoming.

·       More on the belatedly released Floyd tapes