THE BLOOMBERG AD BUY: WATCH IT GROW

The first report was that Bloomberg committed $24 million dollars to kick off his presidential campaign. Then it was reported to be $31 million dollars. Now, the latest reports are that it is $37 million dollars. Bloomberg, evidently, believes he can buy enough Democrat primary voters to take the nomination away from the current crop who are already running. Can I possibly do this? Well...

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RUTH BADER GINSBURG: HOLDING ON (BUT HOW MUCH LONGER?)

From an unbylined article in the Associated Press:  The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital where she had been treated for a possible infection. The 86-year-old Ginsburg has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., and is “doing well,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Sunday. Ginsburg spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital in...

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THE IRAN UPRISING: TRUMP’S FAULT?

I just read an interesting analysis, in the Los Angeles Times, of why Iran is in a state of turmoil and violence – with protests in cities throughout the country and over 100 dead so far (the actual death count, Iran news sources being what they are, is probably a great deal higher). It’s Trump’s fault. Here is the beginning of Melissa Etehad and Ramin Mostaghim’s...

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WHAT DO THE CHINESE MAINLAND COMMUNISTS DO NOW?

Did you know there were elections in Hong Kong yesterday?  More or less free elections – a remnant of Hong Kong’s former democratic status under British rule? And do you know how those elections turned out? Here’s your answer, excerpted from Eva Fu’s article for epochtimes.com: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp has coasted to a landslide majority in the city’s district...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Rep. adam schiff (D-CA). During the last several years, schiff has developed a reputation for being a stone cold liar.  And if that’s what you were looking for today, he did not disappoint. On CNN’s State Of The Union show, he had this to say: “This president has now twice sought foreign interference in our election…...

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BLOOMBERG: IN

Yesterday I blogged about Michael Bloomberg buying about $24 million of air time and filing papers to join the Democrat nomination fray. Today, according to Justine Coleman’s article at thehill.com, that amount is not $24 million, it’s $31 million… …and he has already run an ad in Tallahassee, Florida and New York City announcing that, yes, he is running. This changes...

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WHY KAMALA HARRIS SHOULD DROP OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

The Sacramento Bee has a terrific editorial today, explaining, in detail, why Kamala Harris should drop out of the Presidential race, and how badly she will damage herself if she does not. Here is just the beginning. At the start of this year, Kamala Harris’ supporters believed they would be popping champagne in 2020. Now the only question facing Harris is when to put a cork in her...

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DID GORDON SONDLAND MAKE THE “QUID PRO QUO” CASE?

Yesterday, one of my closest friends – whose political views often do not coincide with mine (not at all uncommon in my circles) – informed me that Gordon Sondland said President Trump insisted on a “quid pro quo”. I answered that a) what he said was related to “something else” besides the accusation of foreign aid in return for investigating the Bidens, b)...

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DOES DONALD TRUMP REALLY WANT AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL?

On Friday, President Trump, speaking of the “impeachment inquiry” farce, told us that “I want a trial”. Is he serious? Columnist Michael Goodwin, writing for the New York Post, believes he is, and has written a (typically) excellent analysis of why. Here is just a taste. Pelosi…(will) beg, bribe and twist the arms of any reluctant Dems to get to 218. That vote will...

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RACKET “SQUAD”?

In the early 1950’s, “Racket Squad” was the name of a popular TV show, starring Reed Hadley.  Apart from its entertainment value, the show uncovered/explained ways that scam artists fleeced unsuspecting victims. Well, it is 2019.  And now we may have a very different variation of that show.  Racket “Squad” – i.e. the money scams being perpetrated by three of...

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AT THE POUR HOUSE

Apropos of nothing political… We’re eating dinner with great friends at The Pour House in Shrewsbury,New Jersey. We’ve been going here for about 45 years, and it’s just as good now as it was then. Excellent food, very moderate prices, huge portions and a chronically congenial atmosphere. OK, back to politics, where an atmosphere of excellence, moderation and congeniality...

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HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND: FASCISTS AT WORK

These highlights, from Luke Rosiak’s article at dailycaller.com, tell the story vividly: The Howard County, Maryland, school board voted to implement a massive, 1970s-style busing program Thursday, despite overwhelming opposition. After one vote failed, members went into a back room, and when they came out, one of the members who voted “no” was crying. They did a do-over and she...

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BLOOMBERG’S MEDIA BUY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

How serious is Michael Bloomberg about running for President? Well, on Thursday he filed federal papers which declare he is a candidate. And, this morning, NBC “news” is reporting that he has raided his petty cash drawer (the man is worth over $50 billion dollars) to buy $24 million dollars worth of advertising in key primary states – including Florida, Michigan and...

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HOW TO LOSE A HOUSE MAJORITY

One of the more fascinating aspects of House Democrats’ year-long siege of President Trump, is the effect it is having on whether they can retain the majority status which enables them to do so. In this connection, here is the beginning of Sarah Ferris and Ally Mutnick’s article for politico.com, which touches on this touchy issue: Vulnerable Democrats are watching in horror as GOP...

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BLOCKING ANOTHER WITCH HUNT

As you may be aware (but will be now), Manhattan prosecutors have been demanding that President Trump release 8 years of his tax returns to them so they can look them over and see if there’s anything on those returns that they can use against him. There is no serious pretext for seeing those returns, other than trying to “get” President Trump who, not at all surprisingly, is...

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