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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bake the damned cake for the NRA, Mister Banker

So, First National Bank of Omaha thinks it can blacklist the National Rifle Association and refuse to do business with


Not in 21st century America.

The courts have ruled that a business has no discretion in whom it will do business with.

If a Christian baker must bake a wedding cake for gay weddings, then you had better believe a bank must do business with the NRA.

The Swamp doesn't verify e-Passports

After 9/11 the Swamp, which failed to warn us about 9/11, got Congress to a pass a laundry list of measures in the name of security. Among them was the federalization of state driver's licenses. You had to dig out a birth certificate (and for most wives, a marriage certificate) to renew your driver's license in West Virginia.

And we installed a Stalinist security system at the airports called TSA.

Now more than 16 years later, we learn once again that the Swamp is great at giving orders, but lousy at carrying them out.

DACA arrested for terrorist threat

Police in Rochester say an illegal alien threatened a terrorist attack on East High. Abigail Hernandez, 21, faces a charge of making a terrorist threat, but she is in the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia because she is here illegally, Rochester Deputy Mayor Cedric Alexander said.

Young workers should thank Trump

The worst part of Obamacare was forcing young workers to buy health insurance they were unlikely to use. Not only that, but Obamacare drove up the premiums young people pay, which then subsidized the premiums for older people.

It was another generational transfer of money, from the young to the old.

President Trump is stopping that.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Why Trump rocked the CPAC

The Breitbart headline said, "Donald Trump Rocks CPAC: ‘We’ve Got Seven Years to Go, Folks!’"

What a difference two years makes. A straw poll at the 2016 showed he was the first choice of only 15% of CPAC conservatives, even though he was in the 40s among conservatives overall. Trump was a last-minute no show.

Success breeds content.

His actions have spoken louder than words.

Who flies a Seattle Confederate Flag? Norwegians would

Far be it from a man in West Virginia to cast aspersions on the intelligence of another people, but Seattleans seem easily duped.

For example, they refused to salt snowy roads for fear of putting salty water in Puget Sound -- which is part of the Pacific Ocean.

The Wall rises

The Associated Press had good news for America. The wall is rising.

Deputy failed in school shooting

Scot Peterson quit the Broward County Sheriff's department after video showed he failed to engage the shooter who entered and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Peterson was the school's cop, or in the parlance of the bureaucracy, "resource officer."

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trump revives coal

The War on Coal ended on November 8, 2016. I will give you a guess about which side won.

"The U.S. last year produced 773 million short tons of coal, 45 million more than 2016. That was the largest year-to-year increase in nearly two decades, government numbers show," the Washington Times reported.

It gets better. Europe imported a record amount of coal from the USA in 2017.

CNN is going to get someone killed

Jeff Zucker has turned CNN into a crazy place where a townhall meeting on violence almost cost a NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch her life.

The Fake News channel -- part of the Time-Warner conglomerate -- promotes a socialist agenda that is the antithesis of the American way of life. Zucker at the behest of his employers wants to turn CNN into a crazy place, and not just for ratings.

We have had gun control for 50 years

From the president on down, Washington and the media tell is we have to prevent another school tragedy.

They are wrong. Preventing tragedy is not the role of government. Government is not God.

Bring back earmarks

Happy birthday, George Washington. We celebrated it on Monday because we are dopes.

Let me give an example. Earmarks. For years, members of both houses of Congress swapped votes for spending in their district or state. Republican Senator Al D'Amato of New York came to be known as Senator Pothole.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CNN targets grandmother

I am not pulling punches on what Time-Warner through its CNN subsidiary did to Florine Gruen Goldfarb. The report was shameful and as rotten as can be.

Goldfarb should sue the network, the corporation, and CNN president Jeff Zucker for endangering her life by doxxing her. This is cyber-bullying disguised as news.

DACA, MS-13, and 207 murders

Donald John Trump's formal announcement for the presidency on June 16, 2015, drew almost universal derision in the press.

#MeToo mania hurts women

I have the best readers. One of my favorites sent me a note, "The side-effect of the #MeToo fanaticism will be less employment opportunities for women, in politics, entertainment, media, etc, as male bosses seek to avoid the witch hunts and fishing expeditions. The fear of these will outweigh the fear of being seen as weak on inclusiveness."

Either by design or by foolishness, that does seem to be the case.

But don't take my word for it. Olga Khazan of the Atlantic wrote about it 10 months ago, "How Pence's Dudely Dinners Hurt Women. The vice president — and other powerful men — regularly avoid one-on-one meetings with women in the name of protecting their families. In the end, what suffers is women’s progress."

Best Olympic event: NYT trolling one of its own

My only interest in the Winter Olympics is in which of the Team USA players who dumped publicly on Trump crashes and burns.

But the Olympics gave a watershed moment for the turmoil at the New York Times.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Another anti-Trump Olympian crashes

A year ago, Olympian Maddie Bowman said would not visit White House if she win another gold at the Winter Olympics.

Not a problem.

The Trump Effect took care of that for Bowman.

Indictment shows Mueller has nothing

As another indictment comes through, I am convinced that former FBI director Robert Mueller is conducting a criminal cover-up rather than an investigation.

Mueller knows that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party used our national security apparatus to spy on the political opposition. Under the guise of investigating that Fake Russian dossier, Mueller and his team of high-end Democratic lawyers are covering up Obama's tracks.

Illegal aliens resent DACA

The San Diego Union-Tribune photo was odd. "Alessandro Negrete, a 35-year-old immigrant who is in the country without legal status, is tired of the spotlight on DACA recipients," the caption read.

He wore a T-Shirt that read, "ICE out of LA."

The president is dividing the illegal aliens.

Mueller messed up Flynn's guilty plea

Retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn may formally withdraw his guilty plea because the crack Robert Mueller investigative team hid evidence that would exonerate General Flynn.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Mueller to give Flynn any exculpatory evidence which could clear him.