DOES THE ECONOMY TRUMP THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION STORY?

CNN (and other major news venues) have a problem.  As the mueller investigation seems to be winding down – with not one indication it has uncovered any evidence of illegal collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election – the public seems, more and more, to be noticing how well the economy is doing. From an article by Jennifer Agiesta, CNN’s Polling...

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KEVIN TSUJIHARA: ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD SEX SCANDAL

Kevin Tsujihara is – uh, was – the Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. But now he’s gone.  And for the same reason so many other Hollywood bigs have disappeared:  providing favors for sex. According to Tatiana Siegel and Kim Masters’ March 6th article for Hollywood Reporter, Tsujihara was introduced by James Packer, a partner with Bruce Ratner in RatPac...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from columnist Jeff Jacoby, the Boston Globe’s house conservative. In his latest commentary, Mr. Jacoby notes that newly elected Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) has proposed legislation that would lower the voting age for federal elections to 16.  I’ll tell you how the voting came out at the end of this blog). Here is Mr. Jacoby’s take...

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THE DUTCH ATTACK

Another terrorist attack. Three dead (so far), nine wounded in what may be a terrorist attack in the city of Utrecht. The suspect is a Turkish national.  Initial reports are conflicting:  one is that it is terrorism, another is that he was shooting at one woman and then shot others who tried to help her. More details as they become available. One last thing:  will media try to pin this on...

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THE POWER OF VAPIDITY, THE SELECTIVITY OF IDENTITY POLITICS

According to Alex Seitz-Wald’s article at nbcnews.com: Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to his campaign, surpassing Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed their figures. O’Rourke’s campaign announced Monday that he had taken in $6,136,763 in online contributions in the day...

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DID JOE BIDEN ACCIDENTALLY TELL US HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT?

In a word, no. This is not to say Joe Biden won’t be running; there is a strong likelihood he will be.  But his comment at a dinner event in Dover, Delaware, which media have decided was an inadvertent slip of the tongue that spilled the beans on his intentions, was no such thing. Here is what Biden said: “I know I get criticized. I’m told I get criticized by the new left/  I have the...

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JEANINE PIRRO’S SUSPENSION

Jeanine Pirro has – or maybe I should say had – a highly rated (for cable news) show on Fox News Channel.  But her show was pulled from the air this past weekend.  And there is no indication of whether it will be on next weekend, or ever again. What did Ms. Pirro say that has caused this suspension or firing? It apparently was this comment about Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN): “Omar wears...

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THE DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL FIELD

In case you’ve lost count… …here, from ballotopedia.com, is the latest group of declared Democrat presidential candidates: Cory Booker (D), a U.S. senator from New Jersey  Pete Buttigieg (D), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana Julian Castro (D), a former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and San Antonio mayor John Delaney (D), a former U.S. representative from...

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THE DEMOCRATS’ ELECTION SUBVERSION INITIATIVE

This week, Washington State’s Democrat-majority state senate passed a bill that would remove President Trump from the 2020 presidential ballot unless he releases at least the last five years of his personal tax returns.  It now goes to the state’s House of Representatives. A similar bill has already been floated in Democrat-majority New Jersey and is advancing through the legislative...

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YELLOW JACKET UPDATE

Remember  the “yellow jacket” insurrection in France (and other countries as well, but on a much lesser basis)? You’d need a pretty decent memory to do so, because it has been relatively quiet in recent weeks, with a concomitant drop in news coverage. But it’s back.  And with a vengeance. From Thomas Adamson and Angela Charlton’s article for the Associated...

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COLLEGE PAYOFFS: A BIPARTISAN ENTERPRISE

In case you’re wondering whether there was a partisan component to the wealthy parents who were paying off administrators and coaches, buying phony résumés, and who knows what else to get their children into top colleges and universities… …Yashar Ali, writing for huffingtonpost.com, has written an article on this subject – one that is well worth reading.  In it, he has...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Eddie Glaude, who – scarily enough – chairs The Center for African-American Studies at Princeton University.  I call Glaude scary because he has no problem at all spewing racism. Doubt me?  Here is his take on the New Zealand massacre: “I am thinking about all of Muslim parents in New Zealand who have to talk to their children. Who have to...

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BLUMENTHAL THE LIAR: AT IT AGAIN

richard blumenthal is a national disgrace:  a stolen valor liar who claimed to have served in Vietnam when he did no such thing. That, by itself, would be bad enough.  But, to compound it 100 times over, the voters of Connecticut, knowing he is a stolen valor liar, re-elected him to the U.S. Senate. And, as a United States Senator, he continues to talk right out of his rear – as seen by...

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TEN PHONE SCAMS

A break from politics for a public service post. Reader’s Digest (yes, there still is a Reader’s Digest) has published an article by Marissa Laliberte, titled:  “Watch Out! These 10 Phone Call Scams Could Steal Your Money“ I will put up the first of these ten below… “Can you hear me?” Fedorovacz/Shutterstock Pause before speaking if a caller starts by asking...

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GREAT ECONOMIC NEWS…BUT WHO GETS THE CREDIT?

Did you know that the number of job openings have soared to near record-highs, and that there are about one million more jobs out there than people who are unemployed? Here are the particulars, as pulled from Nic Rowan’s article at freebeacon.com: U.S. employers listed almost 7.6 million job openings in January, near the record high of 7.63 million in November, a sign that businesses are...

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