Tragedy struck civilization as fire engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Although parts of the structure appear to have survived, the damage to the nearly 800 year-old structure is catastrophic. No punchline; it’s just sad.
Tax Day 2019 arrived, and with it, liberal heavyweights’ incorrect assertions about how it works. Outlets from the New York Times to Alyssa Milano shrieked bloody murder over the fact that many Americans’ refunds are down this year, a change they “blamed” on the GOP tax cut. Far be it for me to correct an esteemed economist like Sam from "Who's the Boss," but the refunds are down because Americans overpaid less, thanks entirely to the GOP tax cut.
Liberals ginned up the outrage meter as Attorney General William Barr is expected to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report as early as Thursday. The left is already floating the conspiracy theory that the redactions will obscure any evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump. Since Mueller himself approved the redactions, I guess this means he’s off their Christmas card list.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg may be running for President in the wrong country. Buttigieg whined to a small gathering that the United States isn’t “much of a democracy when twice in my lifetime, the Electoral College has overruled the American people…" The United States isn’t a Democracy at all; it’s a republic. I thought this guy was a Rhodes Scholar?
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) may not have much of a Presidential campaign, he appears committed to destroying what campaign he does have. The rabid anti-liberty candidate expanded his plan to confiscate legally-owned firearms to include imprisoning legal firearm owners who resist his government overreach. If the Democrats nominate Nuke-boy, even BARRON Trump could beat him.
Among those racing to defend anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): anti-liberty activist David Hogg. Hogg, infamous for exploiting the Parkland attack for fame and fortune, asked “Can we take a moment to think about how triggering the video trump posted for the thousands of people that lost someone they knew in 9/11?” Gee Junior, what's more "triggering;" someone dismissing 9-11 as "something," or a video of them doing it?
An intramural fight has broken out inside the Democrat Party. After dismissing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s branch of her party as “like, 5 people,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered another spanking, suggesting Chiquita Khrushchev isn’t quite the groundbreaker she thinks she is, claiming: “A glass of water with a ‘D’ next to its name” could have won NY-14. A glass of water might even have inspired more than 15% of the district’s voters to bother going to the polls.
After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) faced backlash for telling islamofascist hate group CAIR that 9-11 was just “some people did something,” she has picked up some allies. No surprise that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has led the Democrats’ charge to defend the anti-Semitic Somali immigrant. Who better to defend an islamofascist than a communist? Che’ wasn’t available, so Chiquita Khrushchev is the next logical choice.
Ocasio-Cortez also sounded the alarm over criticism of her sister-in-arms, claiming it “puts me in danger every time.” Sounds scary. Gee, I wonder what Steve Scalise, Kate Steinle and the victims of anti-Semitic terrorism worldwide might have to say on this topic.
Celebrity lawyer and CNN poster boy Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging – among other things – he bilked a mentally ill, paraplegic client out of millions of dollars. Dude even makes other ambulance chasers look like Atticus Finch.
As Attorney General William Barr hints at opening an investigation into potential Obama-era federal government spying on then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, liberals are furious – over the use of the word “spying.” Among those leading the word-parsing platoon: Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who demanded Barr “retract” the characterization. Blumenthal did not address the fact that there's more evidence of Obama-era spying on Trump's 2016 campaign than there is of his service in Vietnam.
Blumenthal was joined in the peanut gallery by disgraced ex-FBI honcho James Comey, who explained he “never thought of” electronically surveilling someone without their knowledge as “spying.” Sure Jimmy; and boosting a car is really just “borrowing” it.
After 8 years of exile in Ecuador’s London, England, embassy, Wikilieaks founder Julian Assange was bounced from his digs, and into the waiting arms of London’s finest. The activist was ostensibly arrested for violating the terms of his bail, but faces potential extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges, and the United States on espionage charges related to helping disgraced ex-Army private Bradley “Chelsea” Manning’s attempts to hack Department of Defense computers. Love Assange or loathe him, you have to admit: he’d make an even uglier girl than Manning.
Obama Administration White House Counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on multiple counts by a federal grand jury. Craig is charged with lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller about work he did on behalf of the government of the Ukraine. Looks like there was collusion, after all. The Democrats were just off by one country, and one President.
The Democrat Party’s 2019 retreat set in the luxe Landsdowne Resort in Virginia this week. The theme: “Fighting for the people.” Among the panelists, celebrity super couple Crissy Teigan and John Legend. A bunch of people who knock down a minimum of 6 figures per year, chilling with supermodels and chart-topping singers, at a resort that costs more per night than most Americans make in a week. Maybe “Fighting the people,” would make more sense.
Video has surfaced of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) telling a meeting of the islamofascist hate group CAIR that 9-11 was just “some people did something.” Sure. And World War II was that “spot of unpleasantness with that German chap.”
Omar is defending herself against criticism over her remarks by retreating to the usual charges of “islamophobia;” even accusing Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) of “dangerous incitement” for quoting her abominable excuses for the 9-11 terrorists. That’s the important lesson here: anti-Semitic muslims are the real victims of 9-11.
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has announced he intends to form a commission to study the idea of paying African-Americans “reparations” for slavery. The idea of forcing white people to give money to black people - for something that happened before any of them were alive - is becoming a central issue for the Democrats’ 2020 strategy. A “white people” tax. There’s a unifying idea.
Rep. Eric Swalwell responded to pushback over his plan to forcibly “buy back” the millions of AR-15s and other so-called “assault rifles” from legal owners. The Congressman, who is running on a national gun confiscation platform, tweeted to a critic: “Keep your #2A rights. Keep your shotguns, keep your pistols, keep your rifles. I just want to take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people.” Swalwell didn’t clarify which weapons and people he considers “dangerous,” but given his previous threats of nuclear annihilation for gun owners, the smart money is on “all.”
During a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted representatives for several major banks over their efforts to curb student loan debt. The execs gently reminded Waters that student loans were nationalized under President Barack Obama nearly a decade ago; something they were doubtless surprised to learn the Chair of the committee which oversees banks didn’t know. Don’t blame Maxine. OneUnited didn’t include that in her “Banks’n’U” primer.
During an appearance before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr testified that he thinks “spying did occur” against the campaign of President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. With Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) preparing to send criminal referrals over the alleged incidents, Democrats were none too pleased to hear Barr’s concerns. The last time the Democrats seemed this nervous, John Podesta was telling them to go home, and Hillary would release a statement in the morning.
Scientists have announced that a consortium of observers making up the Event Horizon Telescope have successfully produced an image of a black hole. The supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy is nearly 55 million light years away from Earth, and its mass is estimated at over 6 billion times that of our own Sun. Or approximately the size of Alec Baldwin’s head.