THE “GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” IS ON…

…do you feel any different? No?  You don’t?  Just like the other times we have had a “government shutdown”? You realize that all essential services are still intact? And that, if things play out the way they have every other time there has been a “shutdown”, not one government employee will lose one cent of pay? And you suspect that, the longer it continues...

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RUTH BADER GINSBURG: HOW MUCH LONGER?

Today, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85 years old and already in poor health, underwent a lobectomy to remove cancerous growths from her lungs. We are being told that the growths were found when she was in the hospital, last month, for broken ribs due to a fall. No one, of course, told us that cancer had been found at that time… …just as no one will tell us how extensive...

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WILLIAM BARR’S STAND ON ROBERT MUELLER

Seriously, did anyone think President Trump would nominate a replacement for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who liked the mueller investigation? If the answer is “no, of course he wouldn’t” then why would this information, from Devlin Barrett’s article in the Washington Post, be a surprise of any kind? William P. Barr, who has been nominated to become the next...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote – and it is excellent – comes to us from White House senior adviser Stephen Miller.  It was voiced on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show last night, when the talk turned to funding for the border wall. Blitzer went into a mindless-parrot routine, repeating Democrat talking points over and over again and asking why Republicans don’t just pass the continuing budget...

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WALL TO WALL CONFUSION

Is President Trump insisting on a wall or isn’t he? Will there be a government shutdown or won’t there be? Someone help me out here. In roughly the past 24 hours: -After telling Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi he would be “proud” to shut down the government for border security – border security defining as the budgetary funding, then building, of a wall between the...

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CBS TRIPLETALK ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Why do I call CBS’s statement about the firing of actress Eliza Dushku – seen further on – as “tripletalk”?  Because I can’t call it doubletalk;  it’s more. As you may be aware, CBS has paid a $9.5 million settlement to Ms. Dushku, who was hired for three episodes of “Bull” (with what CBS claims was an expectation that she would become a...

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THE SYRIA PULLOUT

As I’m sure you are aware, President Trump has declared victory in Syria against the ISIS forces that, at one time, controlled a large part of what’s left of this country.  ISIS has been trounced, controls virtually nothing anymore, and, says Mr. Trump, we can now pull out the 2,000 U.S. troops there, leaving defense of the country to its mass-murdering dictator head of state...

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18 MOST MORTIFYING MEDIA MOMENTS OF 2018

This is the easiest blog I’ll ever write…because I’m not writing it. The above title is from the news-grabien.com website, which has compiled its list of 18 especially grievous examples of media dishonesty, overreach, inanity and insanity. I don’t know if my own list would have all of these, but it would have some.  And, in any case, they’d all be in the...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FED….

….for their fourth rise in the benchmark interest rate this year – which turned a 270 point gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 2:00PM into a 351 point loss by closing. This is the seventh rise in interest rates since President Trump took office. Seven rises in less than two years!!!! The fact that the economy (+4.2% and +3.5% in the past two quarters) , and the stock market...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It was not made recently however; it was made at the conclusion of the contentious, often farcical, House Judiciary Committee hearings, and after dozens of legal and ethical charges – 83 in all – were put up against him. At that time, the exhausted, exasperated, beleaguered Kavanaugh lashed out at the...

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THE TRUMP PRISON REFORM LEGISLATION

Yesterday, the Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 87-12, passed The First Step Act, a major prison reform bill, that, for many incarcerated offenders (especially among drug offenders) would focus, far more than current prison protocols, on shortened sentences, rehabilitation and re-entry into society. It is still subject to a vote in the house – which is scheduled to take place this week. ...

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GEORGE NEUMAYR’S FIVE-STAR TAKE-DOWN OF JAMES COMEY

I have made no secret of my attitude about the execrable former FBI Director james comey.  But George Neumayr, author,and regular contributor to The American Spectator, leaves me in the dust. Here are the first three paragraphs of Mr. Neumayr’s latest commentary, in which he diismantles both comey, for his his unparalleled combination of fraudulence, arrogance and santimony, and CNN, for...

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THE WALL

Last week, President Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (Vice President Pence was also there, apparently, as an observer).  During their discussion/debate/negotiation on building a border wall between the United States and Mexico, when Schumer and Pelosi said congress would never provide the $5 billion being asked for to fund the wall and...

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STRANGE DAY IN THE FLYNN CASE

Wasn’t Michael Flynn supposed to plead guilty of lying to the FBI and get a reduced sentence, probably no jail time? That’s what i thought was happening when I woke up this morning. But then there was judge Emmett Sullivan – as straight-shooting, no-nonsense a jurist as you are likely to find anywhere.  His reaction to this scenario?  “I cannot recall any incident in which...

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MORE EVIDENCE THE STEELE DOSSIER WAS BS

The dossier put together by Christopher Steele – a British national using Russian nationals for virtually all his sourcing – has been debunked many times over the past two years….with the debunking continually glossed over in an effort to take down President Trump. Here is the latest example, via excerpts from Gregg Re’s article at foxnews.com: The salacious and...

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