THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Senator Lindsey Graham.  It concerns the use of tear gas as a way of preventing illegal aliens from entering the country – specifically the difference between tear gas usage by President Trump versus the repeated use of tear gas by President Obama for the same reason. Said Mr. Graham: “When he (Obama) uses tear gas, he’s protecting the...

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CINDY HYDE-SMITH’S WIN

Not surprisingly, Republican (appointed) incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith has won the runoff election in Mississippi over Democrat challenger Mike Espy. With a small number of votes still to be counted, the winning margin is 8% (54%-46%). Did President Trump’s appearance at two rallies on Monday help Ms. Hyde-White?  Did the appearance of those 7 nooses on the Capital grounds in Jackson help Mr...

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THE 2018 MID-TERM ELECTIONS: JUST ABOUT OVER

Other than one house race still to be decided – California’s 21st district – the mid-term elections are over. The result?  Depends on how you look at things. -In the house, Democrats needed 23 more seats to take control, and won either 39 or 40 seats (again depending on California’s 21st).  Obviously they did very, very well. And, based on the comments from some Democrat...

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TWO OBVIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE NOOSES…

Today is Mississippi’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate between Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-White and Democrat Challenger Mike Espy. As you may be aware, number of nooses – 7 so far -were found on the grounds of Mississippi’s State Capitol yesterday morning. They were taken down immediately. But, not surprisingly, news of their existence spread quickly. One obvious...

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ANOTHER ONE FOR THE LOST TRIBE TO RATIONALIZE

The Lost Tribe, as regular readers know, is my term for the Jews, and non-Jews who support Israel, but whose left wing political positions cause them to find ways of rationalizing the behavior of virulent anti-Israel/anti-Jewish figures – providing they are also left wing, thus immune to criticism. Here is the latest situation which falls under this heading, excerpted from Cameron...

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GABE GUTIERREZ’S REPORT: FACT AND FICTION

Earlier this morning, on the Today Show, I watched a report by Gabe Gutierrez on what is happening at the Mexican border. UPDATE:  Click here for the video I was fascinated to note that Mr. Gutierrez said the Trump administration claims most of the people there are men, as if that were a political statement rather than a definitive fact. The problem? -Footage of Mr. Gutierrez walking among the...

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PAUL RODRIGUEZ LEARNS HIS PC LESSON

Paul Rodriguez is a highly successful comedian and actor.  He is also a highly respected spokesperson for Latino causes who has worked hard for Latino rights. But now, he (gasp!!) has had a good word to say about President Donald Trump. The following excerpts from Jacob Comello’s article for newsbusters.org will tell you all you need to know: If someone could manufacture a celebrity...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES ON CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

With a major tip of my imaginary hat (I almost never wear one) to Steven Hayward of powerlineblog.com, please look at the headlines and beginnings of these two articles – both of which were published by the New York Times this year: I write almost every day about issues with our mainstream media, including inaccurate and/or contradictory information and political bias…Trump-hatred...

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LANGUAGE LAMENT

Apropos of nothing political… … Why do so many women, particularly from New York City say pokkabook instead of pocket book? Come to think of it why is it called a pocketbook in the first place?  Do you put things in it or read it? Okay, back to politics, where bizarre, unexplainable language is a way of life.

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CHUCK SCHUMER AS A COMEDIAN

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.   What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”:  U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, responding to President Trump’s reference to an “Obama Judge”. I had no idea Senate Minority Leader Chuck...

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CHILDLESS AND CLUELESS?

Here are the first paragraphs – fascinating ones – from Ted Malloch’s recently-published essay for intellectualtakeout.com: Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children; German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children. British prime minister, Theresa May has no children; Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children; Holland’s prime minister...

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BY THE TIME THEY MADE TIJUANA

By the time I make Oklahoma she’ll be sleepin’ She’ll turn softly and call my name out loud And she’ll cry just to think I’d really leave her Tho’ time and time I tried to tell her so She just didn’t know I would really go. Jimmy Webb wrote the above lyrics for his classic song, “By the Time I get to Phoenix” in 1965.  Who would have guessed they’d...

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THE TIJUANA TINDERBOX

First, let’s look at this excerpt from Lizbeth Diaz’s article for Reuters, via yahoonews.com.  Then we’ll talk:  Unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable migrants risk falling victim to crime in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where thousands of Central Americans from caravans may be stuck for months as authorities tighten up asylum rules, advocates say. Some 4,600...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from John Podhoretz, the supposed “neo-conservative” who also happens to be an avid Trump-hater. Now that Democrats are in charge of the House of Representatives, Mr. Podhoretz (correctly, in my view) sees an oncoming tidal wave of investigations and initiatives aimed at destroying the Trump presidency. Here, from the beginning of his latest...

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