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Trump Forgives His Former, Blabbin’ Aide, Even Calls Her ‘a Very Good Person.’ But Doesn’t the Guy Hate Women?

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President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference with leaders of Baltic states in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Trump is pointing to a 50 percent job approval rating that may not fully comport with reality. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

 

Is Donald Trump just an old softie?

On Saturday, the President tweeted his forgiveness of fired White House aide Madeleine Westerhout.

What’s more, he even called her “a very good person.”

Which is inexplicable, given the fact that he — as we’re constantly told — hates women.

Then again, we’re simultaneously told he’s afraid of ’em, so maybe his graciousness is fear-fueled.

Whatever his Lucifer-based reasons, The Donald noted Madeleine had called him and apologized.

In case you’re unaware of the girl’s gaffe, allegedly — and supposedly leaked by Philip Rucker of The Washington Post — she had a few drinks and recounted to reporters at an off-the-record dinner her private conversation with the Commander-in-Chief. That would be, one in which he characterized his daughter, Tiffany, as overweight.

To be clear, Trump told press Friday that the claim was “absolutely false,” on top of “a little bit hurtful.”

And on Saturday morning, the Leader of the Free World tweeted this:

Madeleine’s getting off comparatively easy; Trump hasn’t been so forgiving toward others:

She must be someone who really, really knows how to apologize; as you’ve surely noticed out in the world, not everyone does.

Even with Trump’s forgiveness, his former Director of Oval Office Operations is still paying a powerful price: The 28-year-old just lost a $145,000 job.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Rashida Tlaib Reaches For The Heights Of UberDumb: Trump Is Afraid Of Her Because She’s A Woman…& Not White

A New Poll Reveals A Disturbing Trend Among Millennials Over The Ideals America Has Long Held Dear. Is Revival Still Possible?

Beto O’Rourke’s Latest Goofy ‘Man Of The People’ Video Continues His Tone-Deaf Race To 2020 Obscurity

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SHOCKING: Reporter Narrowly Avoids Being Struck By Lightening On Live TV

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Fox10 Phoenix reporter Matt Rodewald almost got the shock of his life (literally) while doing a live report from outdoors in the Phoenix area during a thunder storm.

Insert joke about the mainstream media and pants on fire here.

But seriously, Rodewald seems like a total pro. He does the obligatory “Oh sh*t!” duck and cover and then immediately returns to his mark for his shot.

Now that’s dedication. Nicely done, Rodewald! Glad you lived to tell the tale.

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[LISTEN] Which is Funnier-Chappelle or Joe Walsh’s Presidential Campaign?

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Dave Chappelle speaks at the press conference for “A Star Is Born” on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Smart Girl Podcast tackles Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special and why everyone is freaking out over it.

Sidebar: Chappelle’s special was simply good comedy, but beyond that it was a welcome relief from all the of ‘woke’ mobs who seem determined to kill all joy and pleasure. Be warned, there are no sacred cows in his special. You’re all on the chopping block…but when a comedian is an equal opportunity offender, it’s easy to laugh at yourself. This is well worth your time as long as you don’t mind a lot of foul language.

Also, just what in the hell is Joe Walsh doing? Who is he running for?

And Kira can’t stop ranting and raving about the homeless crisis in California. The inmates are officially running the asylum. LITERALLY.

As you prepare for fun this holiday weekend, put the Smart Girl podcast in your rotation and let us follow you around during your chores and errands.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

*Find Kira’s solo podcast Just Listen to Yourself anywhere you listen to podcasts.

*Follow Kira on Twitter @RealKiraDavis

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James Clapper Endorses Breaking the Law While Defending James Comey

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Former FBI Director James Comey reacts after bumping something under the table, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

These people were once in charge at the highest levels of our intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Is it any wonder Republicans have zero faith in these institutions at this point?

James Comey was recently found to have mishandled classified information and broke the law by the DOJ Inspector General. Of course, prosecution was declined because no one is ever held accountable in Washington. Instead of slinking into the background, Comey decided to claim the report as vindication and his allies rushed to MSNBC and CNN studios everywhere to defend his malfeasance.

Enter James Clapper, one of the most insidious, corrupt actors during the Obama administration.

Notice self-described really serious journalist Brian Stelter sharing this clip without a hint of push back. A former government official just admitted he supports breaking the law based on the whims of partisan, appointed officials. That seems like something worth a little critiquing doesn’t it? But Clapper is actually on CNN’s payroll, because being corrupt gets you TV gigs these days as long as your corruption targeted Trump.

As to Clapper’s comments, of course there’s a rule book for for what he describes as an “extraordinary situation.” It’s called the normal rule book. I can’t express properly just how incredibly dangerous it is for bureaucrats to think they can simply flaunt the law if they have a gut feeling about something.

The brazenness with which these former officials operate is typically pretty striking, but to see one just openly endorse breaking the law seems noteworthy. If only we had a media complex willing to actually tackle issues like this instead of handing them fluff interviews. CNN has become an absolute joke. Hiring Andrew McCabe, even as he was found to have lied to the FBI, and guys like James Clapper show they have no credibly left. It’s all about pushing a narrative.

I honestly don’t see how the FBI, CIA, and DOJ ever earn back trust at this point. Their histories are littered with abuses and they never seem to learn from the fall out. In fact, they seem to not care at all. It doesn’t matter who gets stuck at the top, these agencies are filled with career employees, the vast majority of which are liberal. Who’s to say they won’t do all this again the next time they get back in power? They almost assuredly will given there have been no consequences to this point.

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[WATCH] This Parody Takes On ‘Brave’ Comedy In the Most Hilarious Way

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With Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special burning up the internet, now seems like a good time to re-share an instant classic from one of our favorite comedy sites, We the Internet TV.

Hannah Gadsby showed us what the progressive left would like to do to fun when the “woke” internet shot her into the entertainment stratosphere, labeling her the future of comedy. Gadsby’s “comedy” was not a routine with jokes and pithy stories. It was an hour-long lecture punctuated by very serious observations about the ‘unwoke’ world at large.

It was disheartening. If this is the future of comedy America has some boring, joyless decades ahead of her.

Enter Dave Chappelle, who once again has shown us all that comedy isn’t dead, nor is it dying and Gadsby’s brand of “comedy” is little more than wishful thinking.

But Dave’s not the only “edgy” comedian out there. We the Internet TV is here to remind us of all the brave, courageous comedy that is out there. It is being created by brave, edgy comedians who aren’t afraid to stand up to Tr*mp and give him and his ilk a piece of their brave, edgy minds.

Meet Doug Allen, the bravest comedian since Hannah Gadsby stuck a knife in comedy’s groin.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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Joe Biden OverWoking it: Illegal Immigrants ‘Become American’ Before Many ‘Americans Become Americans’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden mimics shooting a gun as he speaks at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

 

 

Pandering is a brutal thing to watch. And as 2020 looms, Democratic hopefuls are increasingly working to outwoke one another.

In the skirmish, we’re sure to see what will appear as goofballs making more and more absurd statements about illegal immigration, given the Dem platform going the way of no borders to the United States of America.

Buckle up for buffoonery.

“Illegal immigrants are good.” “What?! They’re GREAT!” “I think illegal immigrants are the best!” “They’re what America wants!” “Wants?! No, needs!” “They’re better than Oreos!” “No, they’re better than double-stuffed Oreos!” “How dare you?! They’re better than 500 double-stuffed Oreos!” “They’re better than a million-gajillion triple-stuffed Oreos!”

I can’t fully express my disappointment to have grown up only to find that adults’ behavior is far, far, far more stupid than I ever could’ve imagined.

And in politics, it’s especially difficult to take in.

The ether often seems nothing but hot air, a cosmic fart from all the disingenuous absurdity from people posing and postulating preposterous premises.

Right now, Joe Biden appears determined to transform himself from an old man born in 1942 with a history of saying triggering, “problematic” things to an AOC-style, dumber-but-hipper revolutionary.

At some point, is he going to have a moment of clarity not unlike the middle-aged man who suddenly realizes that — in an attempt to be stylish — he’s dressed like a 15-year-old and looks ridiculous?

We’ll see.

For now, he’s out on the trail sportin’ an H&M hoodie and some Adidas Yeezy’s.

And on Thursday, Obama’s former right-hand man argued that Congress must grant legal status to millions who sneaked into the country as minors. The reason: They’re “more American” — not even just as American — than many kids who are actually Americans.

In his own words:

“We have to find a pathway for DREAMers. You know DREAMers? I love people that say ‘Let’s send them back.’ Can you imagine you’re four years old, your mom says you’re crossing the Rio Grande, and you say, ‘No mom, I don’t want to go, we’re going to stay here’? Come on. Come on.”

Here’s the forced oddity:

“And these kids who come — and they end up doing well — they become Americans before a lot of Americans become Americans.”

Kind of an overreach, Joe. You strained so hard, you ceased to make sense. Maybe just loosen your grip a hair.

“No, I’m serious, they get in school, they do well, they contribute to the community, they contribute to the country.”

Joe laid out his plan:

“Number one: We legalize the DREAMers. Number two: I would send, immediately, an amendment to the desk of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives — a bill to the desk — that said the following: We have to find a pathway to citizenship, earned citizenship, for the 11 million undocumented. Thirdly, the idea that we are changing our nature as a people by not allowing the notion of people seeking asylum here — what’s that Statue of Liberty all about? It’s about asylum. And the idea that I would be surging asylum judges to the border to make sure these people had hearings.”

Biden also insisted border detention centers aren’t necessary:

“We don’t need them. We found that when we were in office, in fact, if you decided we finally got things under control, we finally said if you have to report back for a hearing on such-and-such a date, people show up.”

There is at least some evidence that isn’t true.

As reported by The Daily Wire:

[A]cting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan recently rebuked that claim while testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in June. During the committee hearing, McAleenan revealed that 90% of recent asylum seekers have skipped their court hearings.

Biden’s focused, fired up, and he’s bustin’ into the saloon with both guns blazin’.

He’s a cowboy.

Will he snag the nomination?

Or will he be stopped by that American Indian, Elizabeth Warren?

It’s gonna be a heck of a showdown.

-ALEX

 

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Ex-Canadian PM Fauxpologizes for Tweet “Rooting” for Dorian to Hit Mar-a-Lago – but Only to Those Offended

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, left, walk at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

When severe weather events are fast approaching land and threatening hundreds of thousands of lives, the last thing on any decent person’s mind is rooting for property destruction as a way of political revenge.

Unfortunately, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell is not one of those decent people.

Alex Parker wrote earlier this week about a tweet Campbell posted on Wednesday in response to another tweet that labeled Hurricane Dorian as a “#majorhurricane threat” to Florida’s east coast, and to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Here’s what Campbell, an apparent Trump Derangement Sufferer, said:

Though it’s been a long time since Campbell was Canada’s PM (1993), she still plays a very active role in Canadian politics at the highest levels:

Ms. Campbell has chaired the Independent Advisory Board on Supreme Court appointments since 2016. The panel of legal scholars is tasked with recommending potential candidates for seats on the Supreme Court to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Campbell, who was the Prime Minister for only 132 days, later clarified on Thursday that she didn’t actually want anyone at the Palm Beach resort to get hurt (thank goodness). But she still took the opportunity to blame Trump for the hurricane itself because of course:

She also initially told her critics to “get a grip”:

Fortunately her original tweet was screencapped because Campbell deleted it Friday morning with this explanation:

“I …sincerely apologize to all it offended” = not an actual apology.

Actor Allen Covert was one of the more high-profile Twitter users to blast Campbell’s comments:

As of this writing, here’s the latest projected path for Dorian:

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Washington Post Manages to Dump on Pumpkin Spice Season with Details of that Hateful Seasonal Product

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As the arrival of the infamous fall flavoring is here WaPo manages to find reasons why it is something to be shamed.

If you have frequented social media at all in the past week or so you have probably been alerted to the arrival of products on the market infused with the seasonal flavor matrix known as “Pumpkin Spice”. This becomes one of those pedantic arguments that flare up in threads, with ardent supporters of the flavoring battling people with little substance who are unreasonably angered by a new product that is not a compulsory purchase.

Personally, I see the new selections of pumpkin-flavored beers sprouting up in coolers this time of year, and I steer clear. Having sampled this style in the past I have never once felt gratitude for doing so, nor been inspired to open a second bottle. But when I now see them I do fly off in an enraged tirade of opposition; I simply choose a different label to imbibe.

But now, as if the imbalanced social conflict over flavored coffee potions is not infantile enough, the Washington Post has arrived to further cast this herbal conflict into a deepening rift. It turns out, as the paper is reading history, that your Halloween-themed latte is the product of intolerance and you are tacitly supporting genocide.

But underneath those fuzzy-sweater vibes, the spices in “the PSL” have a dark history. Particularly nutmeg. It’s a story of war, genocide and slavery.

Yes, we are now entering the realm where soccer moms and frenzied secretaries who are ordering these drinks from Starbucks can be declared hate-filled proponents of ethnic-cleansing or some such. Beginning circa the 1400s, in what is modern-day Indonesia, a series of islands produced nutmeg that fed the growing global spice trade. Then the Europeans showed up and screwed up the process. The Portuguese came and muscled in for about a century, then others wanted in on the action in a fashion not unlike contemporary drug lords.

The Dutch showed up in 1599, and everything got gruesome soon afterward. They seized the islands, built a fort and informed the Bandanese they were no longer allowed to trade with anyone else, according to historian Vincent C. Loth.

This led to a number of violent skirmishes between the Dutch and the Bandanese, Loth wrote. Then in 1621, Dutch Governor-General Jan Pieterszoon Coen led 2,000 troops on an assault on the Bandanese. Their leaders were beheaded, and the wealthy were enslaved and sent overseas. The remaining inhabitants fled into the mountains, where, over the following months, nearly all met one of three fates: They were murdered in Dutch attacks, starved to death, or jumped off cliffs in despair.

In the interest of full disclosure, this writer is of Dutch lineage. (All complaints of inherent hatred and crass appropriation should be sent to the editors.) 

I believe now it is evident for all to see that anyone who dares purchase these seasonal caffeine delivery systems, or bastardized variations of zymurgy formulas, is actually supporting the very violent acts that we are trying to curtail. Look at the closing factoid provided by The Post.

In a bid to end a skirmish with English claimants to the nutmeg harvest the Dutch turned over another island as compensation. The English then redubbed New Amsterdam as Manhattan, and now nearly 250 Starbucks are located therein. So all of those pumpkin potables that are purchased are funneling money directly in support of that murderous trade.

You should be properly shamed for your genocidal frappes, as WaPo has positioned things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pharma Regulations Bite Worse Than Snakes

Overregulation is killing competition in the pharmaceutical industry. Rather than letting markets work, companies are essentially allowed monopolies that drive prices to astronomical heights. Take anti-venin for example. Chances are you’re not going to be bitten by a poisonous snake or scorpion but, if you are, that’s just the first bite. The next one is out of your wallet.

Here’s how it works. You get bitten, you go to the hospital because you don’t want to die. You are injected with 4-6 vials of  CroFab (the recommended starting dose), and it saves your life with few of the side effects that used to plague anti-venins. Then you get the bill. It turns out that the wholesale price for that medicine is more than $3,000 per vial. Once they get enough in you to save your life and you pay the consumer price? Let’s hope you aren’t stuck with a price tag of nearly $68,000. It’s happened before.

It should be good news for bite victims, then that there’s something new on the market- Anavip.However, pharmaceutical regulations are such that competition isn’t likely to bring the prices down significantly. Anavip seems less expensive at $1,220 per vial but, with a recommended initial dose of 10 vials, the price is pretty equal.

Robin Feldman, a professor at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, who specializes in pharmacy law told NPR “When we allow a system of perverse incentives to flourish, this is the result we get.” It’s the generic drugs which really bring down drug prices, and bureaucracy is making it just about impossible for anti-venins to enter that market.

NPR reports:

In the U.S., even when the FDA approves another drug, the maker can manipulate the patent process to keep competitors out. A patent allows a drug manufacturer to claim ownership of certain product information and bar others from making, using or selling a drug based on the protected content for 20 years. This gives manufacturers a powerful edge – they can sue potential competitors for patent infringement.

“The most creative activity in the drug company should be in the lab, not in the legal department” says Hastings law professor Feldman, paraphrasing a former FDA commissioner.

One solution? The 340B medical drug pricing plan which provides life-saving medications cheaper for lower-income Americans at no cost to taxpayers. At Banner Health in Arizona, scorpion bites are more common than in other parts of the country, and their 340B pricing program saves lives without breaking the bank.

Page Smith, director of Banner’s 340B program, explains:

 

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Shockingly Makes the Case For the Census Counting Citizens

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To the best of my knowledge and belief, no one has ever accused MSNBC’s Chris Hayes of being smart. I’m not saying that it hasn’t happened at sometime in the past but it certainly hasn’t happened recently. Yesterday, his own show released this clip of Hayes lecturing an audience on the constitutionality of the Electoral College. Here he is assuming his past persona as an adjunct professor (which is basically like being an Uber driver for unemployed pseudo-academics0.

I think there’s actually a deeper philosophical thing happening of what is American democracy is for. And the weirdest thing about the Electoral College is the fact if it wasn’t specifically in the Constitution [dramatic splayed finger gesture pointing towards the heavens] for the presidency, it would be unconstitutional.

Huh? Do you know what, if the 13th Amendment wasn’t in the Constitution, it would be unconstitutional as was the case before it was passed. What kind of faux insight is this. The sad thing is that Hayes is thinking he’s making a deep point and one must presume anyone stupid enough to want to be in Hayes’s studio audience was suitably impressed and went away muttering this nugget to themselves. I’ll probably see it on twitter a few hundred times today.

What he misses is the obvious: people don’t elect the president, states elect the president. The Electoral College was how small states, like Delaware and Connecticut, were convinced to join the union. Without it, the nation as it has existed since 1787 ceases to exist and becomes something entirely different.

Let’s move away from his jihad against the Electoral College and focus on the second part.

Here’s what I mean by that. Starting in the 1960s, 1961, specifically, the Supreme Court started developing a jurisprudence of [dramatic index finger gesture] “one person, one vote.” The idea is that each individual vote has to carry roughly the same amount of weight as each other individual vote. Which was a pretty intuitive concept but it was not a reality. There were all sorts of crazy representational systems that were created that would not give one person one vote and would disenfranchise certain minorities…you can guess which one [knowing titter from the studio audience…you are just so clever Chris].

Here’s an example. Let’s say you’ve got a city, it’s 60% black and it’s 40% white, okay. Here’s how you ensure white people stay in charge. Divide the city into four voting districts, right? But you put the entire black population in one district. Sixty percent of the people. And then each district elects one city council member. Voila. And now a city council for a majority black city is run by a majority white government.

Let’s take a look at that statement about the weight of votes. He’s right. And where, right now, do you find Americans being disenfranchised in much the same way that he uses in his city council example? Anywhere there are large numbers of illegals. Because if you live in a district that is 100% citizen your vote is literally worth half as much as a vote of someone living in a district where half the voters are illegals. That is how an illegal-heavy metropolis like Los Angeles or Dallas or Chicago or Miami can dominate state politics because their electoral power is exaggerated by having congressional districts formed based on total people, not total voters.

In other words, by counting bodies and not citizens what happens is that citizens become the black voters in Hayes’s example. They are all packed into one district. Three other districts, composed of mostly non-citizens have representatives elected with only about 13% of the total voting population. To get an idea of what that looks like nationwide, take a look at this map.

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CREDIT: https://www.socialexplorer.com/blog/post/social-explorer-tool-demonstrates-the-potential-impact-of-the-census-citizenship-question-9546

Inadvertently, Chris Hayes made the case for why the US government should count citizens and why congressional seats should be apportioned based on them.

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