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Friday, September 13, 2019

Debate 3

ABC photo via Conservative Treehouse

I was traveling yesterday and not able to watch the 3rd Democrat debate in Houston. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media didn’t watch much of it either, but he had a better reason:

Heaven save us from these deranged progressive statists.

I didn't watch all of Round 3, I went back to my old ways and let Twitter and my PJ Media colleagues watch it for me. Doing that gives me a good way to assess which candidates are resonating and who's getting the most favorable buzz.

I did, however, tune in every now and then, immediately regretting the decision each time. Each time I did, I saw a different candidate explain why the federal government needed to intervene in my life in order to make it "better." Suffice it to say that I was not moved by the sales pitch.

My reactions will follow, but for those of you who want to skip ahead to the links, my friend Kira Davis summed it up fairly well:

Ok, just to catch you up...@TheDemocrats want to give free education, housing and healthcare to ex-felons and illegal immigrants and forcibly remove the legally, peacefully purchased firearms of millions of law-abiding citizens. Inspired yet? #DemDebate

The rest of the report is here. And it won’t chew up your entire evening.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Patriot Day

Today is Patriot Day. Laurie Edwards Tate at Communities Digital News reports:

When New York City’s Twin Towers were attacked on September 11, 2001, America was forever transformed, and Patriot Day became a day of remembrance. Americans across the country tragically lost their unshakable belief that acts of foreign war and terror could not occur on American soil. 
As approximately 3,000 Americans died, while visions of burning buildings and people jumping to their deaths proliferated on the TV news, the country came together.  for a brief moment in time in a unified voice screaming in disbelief, shock, mourning, outrage and resolve to move forward together.

Full article is here.
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Monday, September 9, 2019

7 hours wasted

Did anyone watch the 7-hour Townhall on CNN with Democrat candidates campaigning on the subject of climate change? I didn't think so. Here is what you missed:

Ramirez cartoon via Townhall
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Friday, September 6, 2019

The American Dream or the Socialist Dream

In any election season, voters on all sides of the debates begin to tune out. Too much hollering, grandstanding, and lying. Ted Noel at American Thinker has some useful ideas about cutting through the noise:
When Left and right both say they want to promote "the American Dream," it's obvious that they aren't talking about the same thing.  So let's condense it.The American Dream is the idea that "You can bust your butt to make a better life, and not have it stolen by anyone, not even the government." 
The historical truth of this is self-evident.  People braved treacherous ocean crossings in barely seaworthy ships so they could scratch out an existence in a new land threatened by multitudes of unknown dangers.  This continued throughout our western expansion.  Now that we have subdued the physical threats faced by our pioneers, our uninformed progeny regard simple differences of opinion as worthy of the same response as marauding Apaches.  They march for "free everything" in the name of "socialism," while completely misunderstanding the following: 
The Socialist Dream is the idea that the government should steal the work of those who busted their butts to give it to those who won't get off their own.These sound bites are short enough for anyone who works for a living to comprehend them, even in the middle of the noise of life.  But we must go a bit farther.  When the Left calls the president a "Nazi," we should remind them that "Nazi" is short for "National Socialist."  When leftists scream for socialism, they are the Nazis.  And yes, Hitler's economics were socialist, and American Democrats were cheerleaders for Hitler.  Even John F. Kennedy was a fan of Hitler prior to World War II.
Mr. Noel's column is here.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Good news. Michelle Malkin sanctuary city tour

Michelle Malkin Announces National 'Sanctuary City Tour'
Image credit: Regnery Publishing

Timothy Meads at Townhall reports:
Conservative author and powerhouse of a woman, Michelle Malkin, has announced a national U.S. Border & Sanctuary City Tour this fall. Malkin, author of the upcoming book Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction, is "marching right into the belly of the beast to blow the whistle on the dark money groups and individuals funding America’s illegal immigration crisis."  
Malkin will travel to 18 cities that defy federal immigration policy, exposing businesses as well as Republican and Democratic officials who endanger American lives with reckless sanctuary city policies and illegal immigration employment. Certain local ordinances enacted by elected "leaders" forbid police and other public servants from cooperating with federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement.For example, many of these jurisdictions refuse to honor ICE detainer requests, and willingly release violators of American immigration law despite requests that local police hold these individuals until they can be taken into custody by federal authorities.
Full report is here.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Steyn on, blacklists, et al

Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn's column of Tuesday is my link of the day, and his subjects are the double standards and great divide between liberals and conservatives -- through the recent posturing by the TV stars of Will and Grace. A brief excerpt:
These days, alas, "Will & Grace" is all will and little grace, both of its stars leading the way in Hollywood's ever more naked enforcement of what is, if not yet a one-party state, certainly a one-party culture. The other day both of its eponymous stars, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, demanded that The Hollywood Reporter release the names of all those attending a Beverly Hills fundraiser for Trump so that, in McCormack's words, "the rest of us can be clear about who we don't wanna work with". Hollywood stars have principles, you know: it's one thing to work with known sex predators, but quite another to work with a fellow who votes for the other party in a two-party system.
After announcing their plans for a new blacklist, Debra Messing (whom I enjoyed in the flop show "Smash") went further and agreed with an Alabama pastor that black Trump supporters are mentally ill. Personally, I am reluctant to pronounce on mental-health issues in a world where The New York Times will report straight-faced the claims of distinguished scientists to have "ridden on the back of an invisible bear conjured by an osha root" and American Airlines will let you board with a horse as your emotional support animal. By contrast, Miss Messing has no qualms about a wealthy white woman rebuking blacks for declining to vote as she instructs. Perhaps, for her next intervention, she'll be recommending mass institutionalization with compulsory sterilization.
Full column is here.
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