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Big Conservatism vs Trump: The Brawler

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Big Conservatism vs Trump: the Brawler

I came across two very interesting articles this weekend that do a great job of explaining the phenomenon of President Donald J. Trump. The first, by Dr. Jack Kerwick decries the apparent lack of testicular fortitude amongst those who claim the most conservative of credentials, but can’t seem to understand that were are in a knock down, drag ‘em out war.

From the article.

Bearing this in mind, it should be painfully obvious that Big Conservatives, i.e. those in the so-called mainstream “conservative” media, or “the Big Con,” who are forever imploring the members of their audiences to “fight” the left so as to prevail in the “cultural wars,” or this “second Civil War,” are either dishonest or profoundly inept.

Big Conservatives at least speak as if they conceive of our contemporary politics as war by other means. We know that the left sees matters this way. Yet Big Conservatives, though they possess the ability—the resources in money and influence—to fight the left, their will for doing so is sorely lacking.

We all know who the “Big Conservatives” are…Krystal, Goldberg and that perfect example of political pusillanimity, George Will, among so many others. They bring moral preening and high dudgeon to an art form.

Dr. Kerwick concludes thusly,

The “ruthless intention” to which Master Al [his martial arts instructor] speaks is a matter of being in it to win it, so to speak. Big Conservatives, inasmuch as they do nothing but essentially whine that the left dislikes them and favors itself by way of its “double standards”—all of the while accusing leftists of being the snowflakes—give no indication that they are interested in doing anything other than enriching themselves.

Big Conservatism has the ability to genuinely fight the left.  It lacks the will.

Thus, the left will continue to win the war as long as it is the only side that is intent upon fighting.

Kerwick is right. As long as Krystal, Will, et al continue to be the so called “leaders” of conservative thought, we will remain on the road to perdition. However, there is some room for cautious optimism: President Donald J. Trump. In a Wall Street Journal piece called, Trump: A Brawler For Democracy, Holman W. Jenkins Jr. (that’s a mouthful) sets us up with,

Politicians, by the time they’ve asked millions for their money, their time, their support and their votes, are obliged to do just about anything to win. Once elected, they have an even bigger responsibility to defend their power and ability to govern. Ask any president: This, and not governing, is what they spend much of their time doing. And one thing you can say about President Trump: This most unlikely and in some ways weakest of presidents has brawled his way to victory over the most concerted delegitimization campaign any president has ever faced.

Jenkins is right. President Trump isn’t a dilettante like George Will. He understands that you cannot govern if you don’t win. When he gets hit, he hits back and with great effect, as I’ve indicated here here and here. Once in office, you can’t let your enemies control the message. Over the past few months, where has all the attention been, on President Trump’s Twitter feed, or the policy positions of the 13,497 declared Democrat Presidential contenders?

Instead of allowing her the room to promote the policies of a cohesive Democrat platform, President Trump has gotten Speaker Nancy Pelosi, titular head of the “mainline Democrats,” to publicly embrace four radical House members whose public statements and policy positions are in direct opposition to the interests of the Obama Blue Collar Democrats; Those same Obama voters who took a chance on Donald J. Trump in 2016.

President Trump’s deft use of his Twitter as a laser pointer teasing the Democrat herd (actually the term is “clowder” or “glaring” Thanks, “Big Bang Theory”) of cats, keeps him on the offense. Those 2016 Trump Democrats aren’t going back. Come 2020, they are going to low crawl to the polls to flip the lever for Trump. And they are going to bring some buddies with them. Why? Because President Trump doesn’t act like the weak chinned, mewling members of Big Conservative. He understands that is is a war. So he fights…on all fronts.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

Follow him on Twitter: @MikeFor10394583

You can find his other Red State work here.

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Failed (and Thirsty) Dem Candidate Goes After Barron Trump

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Morristown, N.J., for the return flight to the Washington area. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pam Keith, bitter failed Florida congressional candidate, needs a little attention.

Pam thinks that tweeting out a claim that President Trump “really doesn’t give a damn about that kid,” referring to Barron Trump, is how she’ll get that attention.

Pam is correct.

Pam’s tweet uses a question to make an accusation – but attempts to paint the question as concern. While one can’t dispute Pam’s claim that she has never heard of Trump spending a weekend with Barron, there are numerous photos of the President, Melania, and Barron leaving the White House together on weekends to board Marine One. And it’s well known that Melania keeps her son out of the spotlight as much as possible, especially after prior photos and videos resulted in diagnoses of autism from medical experts such as Rosie O’Donnell.

Leftists have a weird obsession with the Trump family and some have made disturbing “jokes” at Barron’s expense, including some rape fantasies. Is it any wonder that Barron’s parents want him as far out of the public eye as possible – and that the act of keeping him out of the public eye demonstrates just how much of a damn “45” gives?

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The RedState Box Office Report – Tarantino See Pride in Numbers

 

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A refreshing change from the assembly-line output from studios with some original content getting rewarded.

 

The obsession Hollywood has for sequels has been a long-established complaint, but there is now a measurable metric to quantify this practice. Earlier this week I covered how not only Disney was relying heavily upon existing properties this summer but all the studios are following this blueprint. Of the top fifteen movies in box office returns so far in 2019 only ONE is an original story not based upon an established property, (Jordan Peele’s smart horror effort “Us”.)

There was actually a new idea that was released this weekend and it was met with some impressive success. Meanwhile all of the familiar hits surrounding it continue to see healthy business and are collecting their share of the summer crowd. Overall a strong weekend performance, and there should be more on the way with the release of “Hobbs & Shaw” next weekend.

 

THE LION KING – $76.5 Million    
The question for the weekend would be, does this have enough juice to become the seventh film to reach the $100 million plateau in its second week of release? (Of those half dozen, Universal’s “Jurassic World” is the only non-Disney property.) Early projections were bringing the second-week performance in the $90 million range, but things backed down slightly once Friday arrived. As it stands “King” is right in line with the performance of the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”, which ended its run at $500 million earned.

2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – $40.3m   
This counts for just the third weekend since the release of “Avengers: Endgame” where no sequels or rebooted properties were released this summer, and Quentin Tarantino brought out the crowds. The prospects for his period piece set in the world of filmmaking have been scaling higher, and this return comes in slightly ahead of those numbers. This stands as the best debut in Tarantino’s career. It seems adults and serious movie fans have been hungry for some quality product in the wave of recycled product this summer.

3. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – $11.8M   
A nice hold of -44% after a month shows there is hunger for this franchise. It has been a massive hit overseas, nearly doubling the impressive $340 million here, as it is quickly closing in on a $1 billion worldwide total.

4. TOY STORY 4 – $9.7m   
Also showing fan resilience, after 6 weeks it remains on over 3,600 screens, dropping only -37%. It is closing in on a $400 million total domestically, it has a chance at passing “Toy Story 3
“ to become the third-highest grossing Pixar film.

5. CRAWL – $3.9m   
Becoming something of a small surprise for Paramount, the studio may have left some money on the table by under-promoting what has become a respectable hit. The biggest surprise has been the critical reaction. It stands with an impressive 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, which few saw coming, including the marketing department.

6. YESTERDAY – $3.0m   
The surprise adult fantasy/drama just keeps lingering, gathering up decent totals on a weekly basis. It has topped off now over $60 million, and crossed over a global take of over $100 million.

7. ALADDIN – $2.6m   
While other hits have arrived with sexier up front numbers it has managed to show long range success. After ten weeks it is still a player as this will become Disney’s FOURTH film moving past the $350 level this year. It also has now taken in globally $1 billion.

8. STUBER – $1.7m   
The usual third-week signs of a stalled effort are in play with this car-based comedy that never found traction with audiences. It drops a large chunk of theaters – 900 – and falls off -58%. It has taken this long just to barely roll to $20 million.

9. ANNABELLE 3 – $1.58m   
A bit of an odd doll this one, as it has underperformed against the fortunes of the previous entries, but it defies the usual run of horror titles by sticking around in the top-10 after 5 weeks.

10. THE FAREWELL – $1.55m   
A Chinese drama that is playing in just 135 theaters. It has been an arthouse hit in select cities, and just expanded slightly to see if it can collect a larger purse for the small scale distributor A24.

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The RedState Box Office Report – Tarantino See Pride in Numbers

 

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Poster image: Sony/Columbia Pictures

A refreshing change from the assembly-line output from studios with some original content getting rewarded.

 

The obsession Hollywood has for sequels has been a long-established complaint, but there is now a measurable metric to quantify this practice. Earlier this week I covered how not only Disney was relying heavily upon existing properties this summer but all the studios are following this blueprint. Of the top fifteen movies in box office returns so far in 2019 only ONE is an original story not based upon an established property, (Jordan Peele’s smart horror effort “Us”.)

There was actually a new idea that was released this weekend and it was met with some impressive success. Meanwhile all of the familiar hits surrounding it continue to see healthy business and are collecting their share of the summer crowd. Overall a strong weekend performance, and there should be more on the way with the release of “Hobbs & Shaw” next weekend.

 

THE LION KING – $76.5 Million    
The question for the weekend would be, does this have enough juice to become the seventh film to reach the $100 million plateau in its second week of release? (Of those half dozen, Universal’s “Jurassic World” is the only non-Disney property.) Early projections were bringing the second-week performance in the $90 million range, but things backed down slightly once Friday arrived. As it stands “King” is right in line with the performance of the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”, which ended its run at $500 million earned.

2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – $40.3m   
This counts for just the third weekend since the release of “Avengers: Endgame” where no sequels or rebooted properties were released this summer, and Quentin Tarantino brought out the crowds. The prospects for his period piece set in the world of filmmaking have been scaling higher, and this return comes in slightly ahead of those numbers. This stands as the best debut in Tarantino’s career. It seems adults and serious movie fans have been hungry for some quality product in the wave of recycled product this summer.

3. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – $11.8M   
A nice hold of -44% after a month shows there is hunger for this franchise. It has been a massive hit overseas, nearly doubling the impressive $340 million here, as it is quickly closing in on a $1 billion worldwide total.

4. TOY STORY 4 – $9.7m   
Also showing fan resilience, after 6 weeks it remains on over 3,600 screens, dropping only -37%. It is closing in on a $400 million total domestically, it has a chance at passing “Toy Story 3
“ to become the third-highest grossing Pixar film.

5. CRAWL – $3.9m   
Becoming something of a small surprise for Paramount, the studio may have left some money on the table by under-promoting what has become a respectable hit. The biggest surprise has been the critical reaction. It stands with an impressive 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, which few saw coming, including the marketing department.

6. YESTERDAY – $3.0m   
The surprise adult fantasy/drama just keeps lingering, gathering up decent totals on a weekly basis. It has topped off now over $60 million, and crossed over a global take of over $100 million.

7. ALADDIN – $2.6m   
While other hits have arrived with sexier up front numbers it has managed to show long range success. After ten weeks it is still a player as this will become Disney’s FOURTH film moving past the $350 level this year. It also has now taken in globally $1 billion.

8. STUBER – $1.7m   
The usual third-week signs of a stalled effort are in play with this car-based comedy that never found traction with audiences. It drops a large chunk of theaters – 900 – and falls off -58%. It has taken this long just to barely roll to $20 million.

9. ANNABELLE 3 – $1.58m   
A bit of an odd doll this one, as it has underperformed against the fortunes of the previous entries, but it defies the usual run of horror titles by sticking around in the top-10 after 5 weeks.

10. THE FAREWELL – $1.55m   
A Chinese drama that is playing in just 135 theaters. It has been an arthouse hit in select cities, and just expanded slightly to see if it can collect a larger purse for the small scale distributor A24.

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Texas Tribune Reporter: Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Appears To Be Working

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Members of a US-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

The Texas Tribune’s Jay Root reports that President Trump’s “Remain In Mexico” policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), is starting to show results. He wrote:

Launched in January in California, the initiative has since spread across the border all the way to deep South Texas. Activists have sued to stop it, but MPP has survived so far as those legal challenges work their way through the courts.

The controversial “remain in Mexico” plan is becoming one of the Trump administration’s most successful strategies in keeping migrants from gaining entry into the U.S. Just ask the migrants who got released into cartel weary Nuevo Laredo this week. Many are headed home.

Root shares the stories of migrants who have paid thousands of dollars to smugglers to reach the U.S., only to receive an asylum hearing date, a “notice to appear statement,” which can be as long as three months away and then be marched back over the border into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Nuevo Laredo is a dangerous place, where the crime rate and the possibility of being kidnapped are both high. “Kidnapping is not an idle concern here. The Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which stretches from Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, is the birthplace of the Gulf Cartel and its violent offspring, the Zetas, a faction of which rules Nuevo Laredo.”

Many migrants, given the choice between remaining in Nuevo Laredo or returning home, choose the latter.

Root shares the story of Olvin Alexander Buezo who gave $6,000 to a smuggler to he and his seven-year-old son cross the border. They had recently entered the U.S.  They were issued a court date, then marched back over the International Bridge into Mexico. Buezo told Root that, “his seven-year-old son would not be attending elementary school this fall in Foley, Alabama. There would be no good-paying U.S. job to finance the $6,000 debt he incurred to pay their smuggler.”

After abandoning his asylum claim, Buezo told him: “I already told [my uncle] to sell everything. Their small “farm” — less than three acres — would have to go…There’s no other way. The important thing is to get back home alive in Honduras.”

Root reported that Buezo’s experience was far from unique. He said that earlier in the week at a “Mexican migrant processing facility in Nuevo Laredo, dozens of Central Americans were asked by The Texas Tribune to raise their hands if they wanted to return to their countries of origin. Nearly all of them did.”

After being marched back across the bridge into Nuevo Laredo, they were given two options by Mexican government. They could remain “on their own” in the lawless town or they could board a bus which would take them to Monterrey, Mexico. Many migrants chose the latter.

And they aren’t planning to return. They are choosing to return to their homes “to avoid becoming sitting ducks for the local drug cartels or winding up deeper in debt for an ever-decreasing chance of gaining entry to the United States.”

Root spoke to Cristian Urquiza, age 31, who told him, “We’re all traumatized.” Urquiza had paid $7,000 to a smuggler. He told Root he had asked authorities to deport him back to Honduras, but this request had been refused. He said, “We’re afraid and we want to go home, even though we’re scared to return to our country…If Honduras is dangerous, Mexico is worse. It’s more dangerous.”

Root said that the new policies were wearing the migrants down. He was told by an anonymous government official that approximately 40% of those who are returned to Mexico to await their court dates fail to show up.

A migration expert at the University of Texas told Root:

If MPP survives court challenges, it could significantly reduce the number of Central American migrants requesting asylum in the U.S. She said the ability for them to live and work in the U.S. while awaiting the outcome of their cases remains a big draw.”

If it’s expanded across the border it is going to have a pretty dramatic effect in my opinion on the numbers of people who are coming. There is a big difference between waiting in Boston for your case and waiting in Mexicali or Monterrey.

Most of the migrants who have come from Cuba and Venezuela plan to stay in Mexico to await their court dates. For them, especially the Venezuelans, conditions are worse back home than they are in Nueva Laredo.

So, it appears that the Trump administration has found a strategy that works. The U.S. shouldn’t be forced to provide food, shelter and medical care for every migrant who sets foot on American soil. As more potential migrants understand that this policy is actually being enforced, many of them will be deterred from making the journey to the border at all. Hopefully, it won’t be torpedoed by some liberal judge.

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Sunday Humor; Sam The Salesman

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Good Morning! Happy Sunday! I sincerely hope this bit of weekend humor brings you smile.

Sam the Salesman

Previously I introduced you to my great friend and Army buddy Sam. I’ve written about our fishing adventures, the time we messed up Valentine’s Day and the time he tried to have me arrested in Kuwait. Still and all, he’s a great friend. His wife Sweet Allie, is the big sister I never had.

Sam, is a natural born salesman. Claiming he was bored to tears after a stellar career as an Army logistician, he decided to get back into the sales racket. That’s his story. The more likely truth is, he was driving Sweet Allie nuts and she wanted him out of the house. It went (sorta) like this…

After Sweet Allie told him to get out from underfoot, Sam went and applied for a job at one of those super-duper-mega WalMarts. They have everything from soup to nuts, from diapers to drills. You name it, they got it. So Sam walks into the store and right up to who turns out to be, the floor manager for sales. He introduces himself and asks for a job. The manager asks about Sam’s sales experience and as usual, Sam sells him the standard bill of goods. It must have worked, as the manager told him to show up the next day at 9:00 AM for work.

The next day, Sam shows up and meets the manager from the day before. The manager shows Sam all around the store and then takes him over to the sporting and camping goods area. He leaves him saying, “This is your area. Help all the customers who come in here and where possible, help get them from, ‘Just looking around,’ to actually buying something.”

It was a busy day at the store so it wasn’t until about 3:30 PM that the manager was able to go see how Sam was doing on his first day on the job. As he strolled on over, he saw Sam and what looked like a very happy customer shaking hands. The customer gave one final shake and then strode off with a huge grin on his face, a bounce in his step and an armful of packages. “This bodes well,” thought the manager as he walked up to Sam.

“So,” asked the manager, “how many customers did you take care of today?”

“Just the one,” answered Sam.

“One customer? Only one customer?!” the manager asked in an incredulous voice. “You’ve been here all day and just one customer?”

“Yessir,” replied Sam with a grin.

“Fine!” retorted the manager, followed by, “How much did you sell?”

Sam by now grinning even wider, “By my calculations, one hundred forty seven thousand, five hundred thirty eight dollars and sixty eight cents.”

The Manager blurts: “One hundred forty..wha…wha. How did you do that?”

Sam replied, “Well Sir, first I sold him a set of small fish hooks. Then I sold him a set of medium fish hooks. Then we got to talking about his fishing rod and how unhappy he was with it. So I sold him one of those new BassSlayer 3000 rods with the graphite interior and the teflon coating.”

“Go on,” said the manager.

“Well,” continued Sam, “that new rod wasn’t gonna work well with his old reel, so I sold him one of our CrankMaster 400 reels with the 400 foot-pound spindle boost.

The manager was getting really excited now. “So what happened next?!”

Sam, “That feller really liked the tackle we have, but thought about his old, beat down johnboat and decided it was due for an upgrade. I remembered that during my orientation yesterday, you told me to always try and push our relationship with BassPro. So I got out the BassPro Catalog and once he picked out what he liked (the 27 foot, BassChaser 9000 with fish finder and a 300 horse Mercury) I called over to BassPro, gave them our vendor number and he gave them his credit info. He’s gonna pick it up on the way home.

The Manager stammers, “You have got to be kidding me. Is there anything else?”

Sam, “Yessir. I followed him out to the parking lot and I noticed that he had come here in a Prius. I felt obligated to tell him that no self respecting Alabama Fisherman would be caught dead pulling a boat with a car that ran on double A’s. So, we went back inside and I made a call over to the Ford dealership. Long story short, he’s now the proud owner of a brand spanking new Raptor—and we got credit for the sale. You walked up just as he was heading over to the dealer to pick it up.

Manager: “OK. Let me get this straight. You just sold almost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars worth of goods to a guy who walked in here to buy some fishhooks?

My Buddy, Sam The Salesman, “Oh nosir. He came in to buy some” (lowers voice to a barely audible whisper) “ladies supplies for his wife.” Continuing at a normal vocal level, Sam said, “I told him, ‘Pal, looks like your weekend is pretty much shot. You might as well go fishing.’”

Happy Sunday!

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

Follow him on Twitter: @MikeFor10394583

You can find his other Red State work here.

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Trump Gets Attacked by People Accusing Him of Attacking, & Everything is Racist Because Even This is Racist

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In case you haven’t heard, everything’s racist.

And I mean everything.

In fact, what I just typed is racist.

And what you just thought is racist.

I’m not sure how, and my uncertainty is racist, too.

Literally all things in all ways at all times are racist.

Unless a Democrat’s involved. If so, hey look — a squirrel!

On Saturday, the Commander-in-Chief was called a racist by CNN for his tweets addressing paltry conditions in West Baltimore.

The district is repped by Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Here’s what Lucif — I mean, Trump — had to say:

“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming[s’] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

And it’s crapped up, despite a bunch of funds being allocated to it:

“Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!”

Cue the talk of black and brown on Collusion News Network courtesy of anchor Victor Blackwell:

Infested.’ That’s usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we’ve seen the president invoke ‘infestation’ to criticize lawmakers before. You see a pattern here?”

Check out the video…I like how the guy pauses, and then says “attacked,” like it’s stunning that someone in Washington would attack someone else.

Politicians in Washington never stop attacking one another. That’s the very nature of opposing political parties.

“[W]hen he tweets about ‘infestation,’ it’s about black and brown people.”

Some tweeters were aghast:

She “can’t stop crying.” She tries to stop crying; but she just can’t.

Because of cages built during Obama’s presidency. And Trump hates Americans, too.

Victor lost his $#@!

Is Baltimore really bad?

Let’s ask The Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities last year and the second-highest violent crime rate overall, according to new data from the FBI.

Incidentally, as reported by The Daily Wire, according to Patch.com, Baltimore is indeed infested:

Charm City is once again among America’s “Rattiest Cities,” according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company’s 2018 rankings released Monday.

This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago it was No. 6 on the Orkin list. The city has undertaken several rat control measures, including the issuance of municipal garbage cans to contain waste.

Republican strategist and Fox News contributor Kimberly Klacik — who’s clearly no fan of Elijah Cummings — decided to take everyone on a little Baltimore tour. See whatcha think:

Purportedly, some weren’t cool with a “black or brown person” outing Baltimore. Hence this:

The thing you have to remember is that it’s all racist. Even you remembering that. So hold on tight; it’s a bumpy ride. No matter what anyone on the Right says or does, we’re sure to experience nothing but racism here on out.

Conservatism is downright infested with it.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

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Shocker: Nancy Pelosi Responds to Trump’s $2.5 Billion for the Wall with More Meaningless Absurdity

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Let’s get goofy. Ready, set, Pelosi!

In response to SCOTUS granting the President the use of military funds to build the southern border wall, Nancy “the wall is an immorality” Pelosi claimed Donald Trump is going to “steal” money in order to indulge in waste.

It’s the stupidest politics has to offer, and it’s fresh from the spicket!

Here’s her Saturday statement via www.speaker.gov:

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Supreme Court stayed a ruling against President Trump’s effort to spend funds not appropriated by Congress to build his wasteful, ineffective border wall:

“Our Founders created a democracy, not a monarchy. The Constitution forbids the President from spending funds that were not appropriated by the Congress.

“For months, the President has sought to undermine our military readiness and steal from our men and women in uniform to waste billions on a wasteful, ineffective wall that Congress on a bipartisan basis has repeatedly refused to fund. The Supreme Court’s decision tonight to allow President Trump to defy the bipartisan will of the Congress and proceed with contracts to spend billions of dollars on his wall undermines the Constitution and the law.

“House Democrats will continue to fight to uphold our Constitution and protect our democracy as the case continues on appeal.”

It’s so cool when people in politics make actual points.

This wasn’t one of those times.

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It should be noted that Nancy — who has a wall around her own house and had the police come when some yahoos climbed it (here) — voted Yes for 2006’s Fence Act, along with fellow left-wing congresspeople Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama (here).

It should also be observed that following the dictate of the judicial branch in a 3-branch representative democracy has no relation to a monarchy.

If it were a monarchy, Nancy — who I feel absolutely sure smells like Noxzema — would be in a different line of work.

The SCOTUS ruling came Friday, with 5 justices trumping — as it were — 4. The Donald was granted $2.5 billion.

Not too shabby.

That decision overturned a lower-court ruling that the White House would remain encumbered by “the constitutional requirement that the Executive Branch not spend money absent an appropriation from Congress.”

New York’s most eccentric billionaire took a victory lap:

The horror — fear the manarchy!

-ALEX

 

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Dumb is Real: White Designer Gets Condemned for Cultural Appropriation Over the NiteCap

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Ever think society could use a planet-sized flush?

In my opinion, one of the biggest turds going is outrage culture.

I think Clint Eastwood had it right in 2016 (here):

“Just f***ing get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”

I feel as though perhaps we could just slap that across everything everywhere in every way and call it a day.

Otherwise, processing all the offense taken at seemingly every conventional thing under the sun is enough to make you need a nap.

But if you decide to get some shut-eye, don’t you dare wear a dadburn NiteCap — Sarah Marantz Lindenberg’s new made-in-Canada washable silk sleeping hat.

The reason? It’s dang racist, you mongrels.

It’s cultural appropriation — that ugly thing that makes no sense, of which all people who decry it are guilty. That makes the whole situation…what’s that word? Oh, yeah — dumb.

Let’s hear from some indignant people who employ for their own personal benefit utensils, language, the alphabet, typing, electronics, skincare products, makeup, medical care, clothes, footwear, automobiles, sunblock, indoor plumbing, FOOD, and other things pioneered by those of other races. But they’re p*ssed off about what tops your head in the privacy of your own bedroom while you’re unconscious:

The cap was designed to keep your hair comfortably up in order to prevent dermatological breakouts. But if you’re white, hands off!

Dear Goofballs:

You don’t own stuff just because someone of your race invented it — they invented it; not you. Nor can you make any sense whatsoever in your complaining unless you let go of all things someone of a different race than you created. Have fun with that lifestyle.

Sarah responded with a staunch defiance of Tucker Carlson’s personal policy of “Never Apologize.”

Therefore:

When it comes to the outraged, that kind of response is like chum in the water.

Publication Fashion Magazine, which had run an interview of Sarah, updated their article to note a “long history [of bonnets] in black hair culture.”

Good thing for all the haters that they’ll never need a NiteCap either way — how could they possibly sleep, when they’re so wide aWoke?

-ALEX

 

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DOJ Seeks Secret Tape Between Papadopoulos and Informant, Called a “Game Changer”

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I’m not much for dramatic descriptions in the Russia investigation because I’m generally cynical anyone will be held accountable, but “game changer” are Trey Gowdy’s words, not mine.

At this point, it’s getting hard to keep track of all the different informants the government ran against George Papadopoulos, but one in particular made a recording that is getting renewed scrutiny by the DOJ. It involves possibly “exculpatory” evidence that was purposely not presented to the FISA court in subsequent renewals against Carter Page.

The Justice Department is intent on reviewing transcripts of recordings that at least one government informant made of conversations with former Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos.

Little is known about these classified transcripts, including who is the source, other than the growing hype about them in conservative circles. Former Rep. Trey Gowdy called them a “game changer” in a Fox News interview in May.

Here are some of the scant details revealed so far.

Investigators looking at why certain “exculpatory” material from these transcripts was not presented in subsequent applications for surveillance warrants against another Trump campaign aide, Carter Page.

“I think it’s the smoking gun,” one source said.

Without Trump’s declassification order, one source said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats would not have allowed anyone to have access to these mysterious records. But another source stressed that Coats as well as FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel are cooperating with DOJ’s investigation.

It should shock no one that Dan Coats was trying to stonewall this until the president stepped in.

It never ceases to amaze me how pervasive the scheme to protect each other is within our federal bureaucracies. They hide behind claims of “sources and methods,” but if a law (or even department policy) was broken, how is it proper to hide behind secrecy? Without transparency in the face of malfeasance there can be no accountability, and that’s apparently exactly how the FBI likes it.

So who is on the recordings? The best guess is that it’s Steven Halper and Azra Turk. Turk is known for having asked Papadopoulus if Trump was working for the Russians. At this point, it’s essentially been confirmed that she was an FBI informant, with even The New York Times reporting on it. This of course all leads back to Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious man who first told Papadopoulus the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. That was the beginning of the investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. The lack of prosecution against Mifsud, despite the fact that he lied to the FBI and Mueller’s team at least three times, points to the fact that he was also working for U.S. intelligence, otherwise there would be no reason to continue protecting him.

When you put all this together, you get Papadopoulus as nothing more than a poor sucker who was baited by the U.S. government and used as a pretext to start an investigation against the Trump campaign.

If this recording turns out to show that Papadopoulus actually rebuffed Halper or even that his interest was mostly innocent, it’s going to be another black eye against the FBI’s conduct. I say FBI because if the CIA is involved, then things really get bad for the government from a legal standpoint. Hopefully, AG Barr and the Durham investigation are getting to the bottom of this. The fact that they are going after these recordings does give me hope that they are pulling on every thread.

Time is of the essence though. This can’t drag out into the 2020 election. Things need to start going public sooner rather than later.

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