CHINA’S “REGARD” FOR UN SANCTIONS

I don’t have much in common with the leadership of China.  But in one area – regard for the United Nations – we seem to be on the same page. My way of expressing this disegard is writing about it and explaining why.  China’s unfortunately, is a bit more significant:  it ignores its responsibilities as a member of the organization. From an Associated Press article at NBC...

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HOW MUCH LONGER DOES JOHN MCCAIN HAVE?

I mean this not as sarcasm or political rhetoric, but as a serious question. The last I heard of Senator John McCain, who suffers from what has been termed an aggressive form of brain cancer, was that he could not be present for the vote on tax legislation because he was recovering at home from a treatment. Since then, I haven’t heard or seen a word…which, in my experience, usually...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Wesley Pruden, writing for the Washington Times. Mr. Pruden, impatient for something meaningful from the Mueller investigation Star Chamber but , eight months in, still waiting,  serves up this culinary metaphor: The conspiracy theorists are hungry, and Robert Mueller owes them dinner. His pantry is apparently barren of groceries, and he has spent...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Hal Boedeker, of the Orlando Sentinel. During yesterday’s edition of Meet The Press, Chuck Todd asked this question: “All right, let’s start with a simple question. We were here last year. There was a lot of optimism here that the media’s reputation would improve. (Takes a breath) Okay. I’m going to start with the most outsider of everybody...

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IF DONALD TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATINGS ARE LOUSY, WHAT ABOUT……

I’ll let you finish the above title, by considering these two nuggets of information. -Today’s Rasmussen poll, December 28, 2017, has President Trump at 46% positive, 53% negative. -The Rasmussen poll of December 28, 2009, exactly the same day in the previous administration, had Barack Obama at 47% positive, 52% negative;  virtually the same as Trump. What does this mean? Does it...

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WILL ROY MOORE GO AWAY? PLEASE?

roy moore (no more capital letters for him) is like an intestinal virus.  You keep thinking, hoping, it will disappear, but it hangs on and makes you sick every day. From Kim Chandler’s article for the Associated Press: Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race. The court filing occurred about 14...

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THE OTHER LOS ANGELES

As California Governor Jerry Brown makes a show of allowing illegal aliens with felony records to stay in his delusional “sanctuary state”, I thought you might be interested in seeing something he isn’t making such a public show of. Here is the headline, and sub-heads, from Phoebe Southworth’s article in London’s Daily Mail: Welcome to Skid Row 2017: Shocking scale...

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VERIZON AND “PALESTINE”

I just found out that when Verizon customers, using the Overseas Phone Plan, arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, they receive the greeting “Welome To Palestine”. I’m not kidding.  This is no joke.  You can read all about it in this editorial published by the Jewish Voice. There is no such country as Palestine.  There never has been a country of Palestine.  Even...

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MUELLER STAR CHAMBER UPDATE

Here, excerpted from Kevin Daley’s article for dailycaller.com, is the latest update on Independent Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation Star Chamber. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is reportedly assisting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, boasted of his successful resistance to the Trump...

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A RECORD BALTIMORE COULD DO WITHOUT

Yesterday brought us a grim record from the city of Baltimore; one which, I assure you, the city wishes it had not set. Excerpted from Kevin Rector’s article in the Baltimore Sun: With two fatal shootings Tuesday night, the recent reclassification of a decades-old shooting as a killing and another homicide Wednesday evening, Baltimore has hit 343 homicides in 2017, and a new record for...

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WHEN THE HUFFINGTON POST GETS IT RIGHT

I very often disagree with articles at huffingtonpost.com.  But this one – the headline, sub-head and key paragraphs of which are shown below – appears to be 100% accurate: MELANIA TRUMP ORDERS LARGE PORTION OF HISTORIC WHITE HOUSE TREE REMOVED DUE TO DECAY The first lady made the call after learning that the Jackson Magnolia, planted in 1835, was a safety hazard. First Lady Melania...

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TRIVIALIZING RACISM…AND CELEBRATING SELF-DECLARED BENEVOLENCE

Racism exists.  Racial incidents occur countless times every day.  And, as I end every installment of my “Real Racism” series with, it comes in all forms from all sources, no group is immune to it or from it. But, despite its existence and pervasiveness, there are ways to trivialize racism.  One of them is invoking it at the drop of a hat, when there is no apparent reason to do...

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A QUICK QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS ATTACKING THE TAX LEGISLATION

Many Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are attacking the just-passed tax legislation on the grounds that there is a projection it will raise the national debt by $1.5 trillion dollars in the next 10 years. Can you show me their attacks on President Obama, whose administration – not projected, but for real – raised the national debt by over $9 trillion dollars...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).  Rep. Speier is horrified that President Trump is unhappy with the performance of several federal entities – as one scandal after another becomes known to the public, it should be noted. She feels it is a prelude to….well, I’ll let her say it: “I am concerned that the president of the United States is...

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