TUCKER CARLSON ON ILLEGAL ALIENS AND CRIME

Last night, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson provided us with information about the crime wave being visited on us by illegal aliens. And, unlike the blather we get from so many other sources on either side of the illegal immigration issue, he did so with actual facts, drawn from the U.S. Sentencing Commission (which I didn’t even know existed until now). Here is what Mr. Carlson had to...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.  It concerns the Useless, Neutered organization’s vote to declare the United States moving its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “null and void” (as if the UN has even one part of one letter of one word to say about where a sovereign nation places its embassies). Ms. Haley’s emailed response? “As...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from MSNBC’s superstar, Rachel Maddow, who, like Michael Moore, has made a highly successful career out of niche-marketing to the hard left. The latest hunk of red meat thrown their way is this explanation of the tax bill passed by congressional Republicans (not one Democrat vote in favor) and ready to be signed by President Trump.  It comes after several...

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PLEASE, MR. HANKS: JUST SHUT UP AND ACT

Let me start with a declaration:  if the American Jewish Congress arranges a screening of a documentary extolling hezbollah and hamas and invites me to attend, I will decline its offer. With that in mind, please be advised that Trump-hating actor Tom Hanks, co-starring with Trump-hating Meryl Streep in the upcoming film “The Post”, about the Trump-hating Washington Post (release...

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TAX LEGISLATION: AND NOW THE GERMAN REACTION

Here, in its entirety (too short to excerpt) is an article in the German business site, Handelsblatt Global: GERMANS FEAR HUGE LOSS OF JOBS FROM US TAX REFORM German investment in the US is expected to rise by €39 billion because of lower US corporate taxes. While Americans are anxiously awaiting full details of the tax bill now being finalized in Congress, German economists are warning that...

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ABOUT THAT TAX BILL THAT WON’T HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS….

The headline and sub-heads from Liz Moyer’s article for cnbc.com tell the story: Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp unveil minimum wage hikes after tax bill passage Fifth Third and AT&T are paying employees special bonuses after getting tax cuts under the Republican tax plan. Wells Fargo said Wednesday that it would boost minimum wages for employees to $15 an hour, following Fifth...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Drew Gregory Lynch, writing for CalWatchdog.com.  They concern a subject I blogged about earlier this month:  the lawsuit filed over the abysmal “performance” of children in the California public schools: California was sued earlier this month over poor reading skills among its students, a significant legal step in trying to combat...

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A SIGNIFICANT PRESS BRIEFING EXCHANGE

Here, with thanks to John Hinderaker of powerlineblog.com from whose blog I pulled it, is an exchange which occurred during yesterday’s press briefing, between President Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and an unnamed reporter: SANDERS:  As December winds down, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to look back at what has been, by any measure, a historic...

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HILLARY’S “POPULARITY” PLUNGE

Much has been made of the fact that Donald Trump continues to do poorly in the polls.  He has, for the most part, hovered in the mid-30’s to low-40’s in favorability throughout his candidacy and his presidency. That being the case, you might think his opponent, Hillary Clinton, would be a beneficiary of such sentiment.  As a general rule, when a winning candidate sinks in the polls...

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THE TAX LEGISLATION PASSED….

….by a vote of 51 Republicans to 48 Democrats (John McCain, recovering at home from brain cancer treatment, was unable to be there). That’s right.  Every Republican voted in favor and every Democrat voted against. So, as noted in yesterday’s blog, when President Trump signs this legislation into law, it will be owned in its entirety by the Republican Party.  If voters turn out...

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THE TAX BILL

The Republican Party (not one Democrat will vote for it) is on the cusp of passing a tax bill that will lower every income bracket and slash the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, making us at least somewhat competitive with other countries. It will, however, cause higher federal taxes for people who pay heavy state taxes that are no longer deductible (most of them states that are safely...

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THE QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY

Today’s quote – two quotes, actually – come from… ….well, let me provide you with the quotes, and then we’ll discuss who made them: The first is from a member of congress while at a private caucus meeting, who, according to sources there at the time, said: “I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor.  And what I’ve seen …...

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THE TRAIN TRAGEDY: SABOTAGE?

It was the first train on a new Amtrak run, from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon, with 77 passengers and 7 crew members aboard.  Predictably, given its inaugural run, there was a good deal of media attention. It was on a stretch of track around Dupont, Washington, where the speed limit is 30 miles per hour. Would the conductor go appreciably faster than the sppeed limit on an inaugural...

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THE EXTENT OF BARACK OBAMA’S ISRAEL HATRED – AND MEDIA’S COVER-UP

Did Barack Obama protect a terrorist organization committed to Israel’s obliteration, so that he would be able to cut a deal with a terrorist state committed to Israel’s obliteration? Politico.com – hardly what you’d call an anti-Obama web site – has just published an article by Josh Meyer which makes this claim. Here are key excerpts: In its determination to secure...

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TAVIS SMILEY FIGHTS BACK

Tavis Smiley, just suspended from PBS due to claims of sexual harassment, acknowledges he has had relationships with co-workers over his years in broadcast media.  But, he claims, they were always consensual. Excerpted from an article at ABC News: During a live sit-down interview on “Good Morning America” today, Smiley, 53, said, “I’ve never groped, I’ve never...

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