FROM THE “YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP” FILE (CONT.)

What should a Mayor do when his city is besieged by fascist thugs who won’t let other people speak freely? Would your answer be that the Mayor should tell the people who speak freely to take a hike, thus leaving the city to the fascist thugs? If so, you have a happy home in Berkeley, California. From the “you can’t make this stuff up” file, via excerpts from Phillip Matier...

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THE NEW YORK POST “ANTIFA” EDITORIAL

Other than items too small to excerpt, I don’t often put up material word for word here.  But I’m making an exception for today’s New York Post editorial about the “antifa” violence in Berkeley this week. Please read every word: Many on the left are starting to see the goons of Antifa as the menace they are. Too bad the Berkeley, Calif., Police Department remains...

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kim jung-un’s DESPERATE PROVOCATION

This man must want to die. Today kim jung-un, the deranged lunatic running North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew directly over sovereign Japanese territory – the island of Hokkaido. In Japan, alarms went off and people ran for safety. Now, what will Japan do about it…and where do we fit in? If you’re waiting for the Useless Neutered UN to intervene, you obviously have...

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PROOF THAT SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN

kathy griffin.  Remember her?  Remember her crying act that she lost a lot of dates because of her sick picture showing the bloody, decapitated head of President Trump? She has just announced a new comedy tour in Europe and Australia.  It’s name”  “Laugh your head off”. That’s supposed to be funny. Hey, maybe she can carry the bloody Trump head with her, and get...

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WHO ARE THE RICHEST POLITICAL DONORS AND WHO DO THEY CONTRIBUTE THEIR MONEY TO?

We all know the really rich people give their money to Republicans, while Democrats have to scratch by with lots and lots of teeny weeny little donations by little people, right? Well, maybe not. Here, via data compiled by opensecrets.org, are the dirty-rich dozen; the 12 biggest individual donors to political parties last year, all of whom contributed at least $20 million dollars, and where the...

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THE NAZI SYMPATHIZER WHO MEDIA HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH

How should we feel about a nazi sympathizer affecting elections around the country? And when I say nazi sympathizer, I don’t mean one or two errant comments that might have been in unintentionally or intentionally misunderstood, I mean someone who actually worked with a real nazis to steal from Jews. Someone, who as a 14 year old in World War II Hungary (where 14 year olds were anything but...

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“FREE SPEECH”, CALIFORNIA-STYLE

What is California’s attitude toward free speech these days? Read this excerpt from Anders Hagstrom’s article at dailycaller.com, and you’ll have a pretty good idea: A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun. The law is currently limited...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman.  They discuss Mr. Krugman’s view, from his latest piece, of why President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio: Trump’s motives are easy to understand. For one thing, Arpaio, with his racism and authoritarianism, really is his kind of guy. For another, the pardon is a signal...

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…AND WHEN THEY ATTACKED MEDIA

One more blog on the Berkeley Riot. This one, via John Sexton’s article at hotair.com, showing the “antifa” thugs attacking media. Use the link I have provided, to see the action. Then wonder, along with me, what it would take for these so-called “journalists” to start talking about these people as what they are, not what they have been romanticized as by the same...

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ANOTHER TAKE ON THE BERKELEY ANTIFA RIOT – WITH PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO BACK IT UP

Now that you’ve seen the Washington Post’s story on what happened in Berkeley, here is a different take – from Ian Miles Cheong, writing for dailycaller.com…and with pictures and videos to back his reporting up. Here is the beginning of Mr. Cheong’s article: Members of the extremist left-wing movement “Antifa” and the Democratic Socialists of America swarmed the...

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THE BERKELEY FREE-SPEECH SHUT-DOWN

You can’t say Berkeley, California isn’t a pacesetting city. In the 1960’s it set the standard for free speech. Now, in 2017, it sets the standard for censorship of anything the hard-left doesn’t want to hear…and doesn’t want anyone else to hear either. Excerpted from Kyle Swenson’s article – in the Washington Post (complete with its clearly...

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A LESSON FOR PEOPLE WHO POLL-WATCH

From Sudip Kar-Gupta’s article for Reuters: Most French voters are now dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron’s performance, a poll showed on Sunday, a dramatic decline for a president who basked in a landslide election victory less than four months ago. The poll, conducted by Ifop for newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD), showed Macron’s “dissatisfaction rating” rising to 57 percent...

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A CHARLOTTESVILLE COMPARATIVE

Terrific article by American Thinker’s Jay Michaels today – one that I hope some of my friends who have given me their opinions on what happened in Charlottesville will read. In it, Mr. Michaels hypothesizes on what would have happened if it were a statue not of Robert E. Lee, but of Theodore Herzl, considered the father of Zionism – regaining Israel as a Jewish homeland. Is the...

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VENEZUELA AND HUNGER

The people of Venezuela are starving. This is not a joke and it is not a cutesy lead-in to a blog.  It is a fact. In once-prosperous (read that pre-hugo chaves/nicolas maduro) Venezuela there was significant poverty, but there was a middle and upper class.  Today, other than a tiny percentage of the very richest, everyone is in the same boat. Emma Graham-Harrison, writing in London’s...

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