THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from John Sexton’s latest article at hotair.com. Mr. Sexton is writing about a special being done by KOMO TV in Seattle, which talks about the city’s free-fall from what once was a pleasant desirable place to live and work, to its current incipient-third-world status: “People didn’t use to use the word embarrassing about Seattle, but they use...

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THE WORLD’S RICHEST BARROOM LOUDMOUTH (CONT.)

I have been calling Donald Trump “The world’s richest barroom loudmouth” (and, more recently, “The world’s most powerful barroom loudmouth” for a long time. And his gratuitously insulting tweet about Joe Biden, after Biden – either accidentally, or “accidentally on purpose”- made a comment some took to be an advance notice that he will be...

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THE TRUMP ATTACK RECALIBRATION

For two years, Democrats have told voters Donald Trump “colluded” (whatever that means) with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. But now that the mueller report seems likely to come out any day, and there still is no apparent evidence of any such collusion, what do they do? Apologize?  Tell voters that they were wrong and Hillary lost fair and square? I’ll...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Joel Pollak, senior editor-at-large for breitbart.com. Mr. Pollak is – justifiably – outraged by the ongoing attempts to link President Trump to the murderous lunatic who killed dozens of people (the last count I heard was 50) in New Zealand last week. Their “reasoning”?  The murderer was a proud White supremacist… and during the...

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HOW CAN KELLYANNE CONWAY STAY IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION?

I can’t see it continuing. Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George – spurned for a position in the administration –  hates Donald Trump with a passion and has put up one tweet after another attacking him.  The most recent accuses the President of having You had to know that Trump was eventually going to fire back.  And, today, he did, with this three-word tweet: ” A...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, contributing editor of City Journal, and author of The Diversity Delusion”. Ms. Mac Donald has a problem with the increasingly-reported, increasingly-accepted premise that the United States is experiencing an upsurge in “White supremacy crime.  Here, in her own words, is...

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DOES THE ECONOMY TRUMP THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION STORY?

CNN (and other major news venues) have a problem.  As the mueller investigation seems to be winding down – with not one indication it has uncovered any evidence of illegal collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election – the public seems, more and more, to be noticing how well the economy is doing. From an article by Jennifer Agiesta, CNN’s Polling...

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KEVIN TSUJIHARA: ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD SEX SCANDAL

Kevin Tsujihara is – uh, was – the Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. But now he’s gone.  And for the same reason so many other Hollywood bigs have disappeared:  providing favors for sex. According to Tatiana Siegel and Kim Masters’ March 6th article for Hollywood Reporter, Tsujihara was introduced by James Packer, a partner with Bruce Ratner in RatPac...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from columnist Jeff Jacoby, the Boston Globe’s house conservative. In his latest commentary, Mr. Jacoby notes that newly elected Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) has proposed legislation that would lower the voting age for federal elections to 16.  I’ll tell you how the voting came out at the end of this blog). Here is Mr. Jacoby’s take...

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THE DUTCH ATTACK

Another terrorist attack. Three dead (so far), nine wounded in what may be a terrorist attack in the city of Utrecht. The suspect is a Turkish national.  Initial reports are conflicting:  one is that it is terrorism, another is that he was shooting at one woman and then shot others who tried to help her. More details as they become available. One last thing:  will media try to pin this on...

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THE POWER OF VAPIDITY, THE SELECTIVITY OF IDENTITY POLITICS

According to Alex Seitz-Wald’s article at nbcnews.com: Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to his campaign, surpassing Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed their figures. O’Rourke’s campaign announced Monday that he had taken in $6,136,763 in online contributions in the day...

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DID JOE BIDEN ACCIDENTALLY TELL US HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT?

In a word, no. This is not to say Joe Biden won’t be running; there is a strong likelihood he will be.  But his comment at a dinner event in Dover, Delaware, which media have decided was an inadvertent slip of the tongue that spilled the beans on his intentions, was no such thing. Here is what Biden said: “I know I get criticized. I’m told I get criticized by the new left/  I have the...

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JEANINE PIRRO’S SUSPENSION

Jeanine Pirro has – or maybe I should say had – a highly rated (for cable news) show on Fox News Channel.  But her show was pulled from the air this past weekend.  And there is no indication of whether it will be on next weekend, or ever again. What did Ms. Pirro say that has caused this suspension or firing? It apparently was this comment about Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN): “Omar wears...

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THE DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL FIELD

In case you’ve lost count… …here, from ballotopedia.com, is the latest group of declared Democrat presidential candidates: Cory Booker (D), a U.S. senator from New Jersey  Pete Buttigieg (D), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana Julian Castro (D), a former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and San Antonio mayor John Delaney (D), a former U.S. representative from...

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THE DEMOCRATS’ ELECTION SUBVERSION INITIATIVE

This week, Washington State’s Democrat-majority state senate passed a bill that would remove President Trump from the 2020 presidential ballot unless he releases at least the last five years of his personal tax returns.  It now goes to the state’s House of Representatives. A similar bill has already been floated in Democrat-majority New Jersey and is advancing through the legislative...

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