If you did not watch Tucker Carlson's show on Fox yesterday evening at 8pm, you'll want to set aside 5 minutes to watch this video clip. If you did watch this segment, here it is so you can watch it again. Author and blogger Mark Steyn is at his most politically incorrect, lampooning insane theories about climate, weather, microaggression, and the Land of Opportunity.
The Museum of the Bible in
Washington, DC, has acquired one of President Trump’s two Bibles that he used
to take the oath of office on Inauguration Day, 2017.
Trump’s childhood Bible will join several other Bibles used by American
presidents that are currently on display at the privately-funded museum.
“We are honored to add this piece of our nation’s history to our growing
exhibit of presidential Bibles,” Museum of the Bible President Cary Summers
said in a statement. “It is our hope that guests will be able to
learn not only about each president’s unique Bible, but also about the
influence this book has had on government and elected officials around the
This announcement interested me since earlier this month, my
husband and I visited the recently-opened Museum of The Bible in DC. Even
though we are not church-goers, we were interested in the Bible’s influence in
world history, and in particular America’s history. We spent just over two hours exploring, and we
barely scratched the surface. Here are a few photographs from our visit:
These exhibits had murals or videos depicting key events,
key figures, and short narratives. Most rooms contained a stunning number of
antiquarian books, correspondence, and artifacts.
Our favorite experience was a demonstration by an actor/docent about the
Gutenberg Bible and the printing press that Johannes Gutenberginvented in order to print it more
The Museum’s website is here and it has a very short opening video when
James Delingpole specializes in climate topics at Breitbart London, but
his political takes are always thoughtful. Here are some of his remarks on
President Trump’s two most recent nominations/appointments (“Trump’s picks Just Get Better and Better”):
Larry Kudlow’s appointment as
President Trump’s next Economic Czar has been anti-endorsed by at least two of
my favorite foaming leftists.
Trump’s new economics director is a climate denier who
thinks animals can ‘snuggle’ under pipelines.
Could there be any more encouraging a sign that with his latest
appointments, Trump is right over the target?
I wrote the other day that Mike Pompeo was a great choice for Secretary of
State – way better than the corporatist swamp denizen Rex Tillerson. But I
think I’m even more excited about Kudlow.
First, it means that the battle for the soul of the Trump administration’s
economic policy has been won by the Art-Laffer-style supply siders. (This was by no means a given: remember
all those GOP experts who told us in the early days that Trump was just a
Democrat wearing Republican clothing…?).
Second, Kudlow – like Pompeo, unlike their respective predecessors
Tillerson and Gary Cohn – is a climate change skeptic.
One of the core Tea Party values is limited government, but Congress knows better. Don Surber's blog "House passes phony school safety bill" is spot on:
Two things tell you a piece of
legislation is worthless.
First, it has a cute and clever
acronym for its title. Second, it passes with overwhelming
House passed the STOP School Violence Act, 407-10.
. . .
STOP stands for (drumroll) Student,
Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018.
The bill will prevent no violence.
But it feels good. It will spend $200 million or so on "training to
prevent student violence against others and self, including training for local
law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students," ABC News reported.
The bill is another federal
solution to a local problem. A federal program helped cause the Parkland high
school shooting, as Obama paid the school and the sheriff not to suspend or
arrest belligerent students.
But that is what Congress does: it
spends money we do not have on things we do not need.
We need less federal aid, and more
local control of the schools.
Via Breitbart: Yesterday, President Trump inspected eight prototypes for
The Wall at the Mexican border. He prefers ones with see-through capability at
ground level as well as those with a rounded top to make it more difficult to
use a rope or grappling hooks to get over.
The controversial Dangerous blogger/authorMilo also preferred the one Trump leaned toward. Milo had some fun
comments on the various prototypes of an artistic nature; I had missed the
aesthetics. His blog is here.