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Absolute Miracle: At the Last Second, a Couple and Their Baby are Saved from a Drunk Driver by an Angel in a Chevrolet

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[Screenshot from Phoenix Police Department via Twitter, https://twitter.com/phoenixpolice/status/1187096824491806721?]

 

In Arizona Wednesday, October 14th, the lives of a couple and their baby were astonishingly saved by an angel in a Chevrolet.

Were it not for her, they would likely have been violently killed by a drunk driver.

While the pair was pushing a stroller along the crosswalk of a 6-lane Phoenix highway, intoxicated 23-year-old Ernesto Oveso — accompanied by a female passenger — came barreling through.

Speeding beneath the red light.

The racing Jeep was headed straight for the family.

Death seem imminent.

But something happened: a 27-year-old woman cut across the intersection in a Chevy Cruz.

At the exact moment Ernesto was to destroy a family of three.

The Jeep plowed into the Cruz instead of the baby and parents.

Tragedy, averted.

Incredible.

A miracle.

As reported by Fox10, Ernesto and his passenger attempted to flee the scene in their vehicle.

A witness chased after.

The woman eventually got away, but Ernesto was caught and arrested.

He was charged with a DUI and aggravated assault.

A gun was found inside the Jeep.

The driver in the car hit by Ernesto wasn’t harmed.

As I wrote Thursday, “We never know if today is a bridge to tomorrow or the end of yesterday’s road.”

We also never know when the hand of providence might reach down and snatch us from the jaws of death.

Such was the case for a couple and their baby.

Such may be the case for any of us, at any time.

May we all live lives worthy of that miracle.

-ALEX

 

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Incredible: Man Saves His Children From A Carjacker, But The Shocking Ending Is Harrowing

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Americans See Right Through the Democrats’ Impeachment Star Chamber

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THE STAR CHAMBER [US 1983] Date: 1983

Wednesday was “smoking gun” day according to the despicable Adam Schff, the House Intel Committee chairman who narrowly survived a censure vote this week. His serial lying began with over 250 public promises (mostly on the thoroughly discredited CNN and MSNBC) since January 2017 that he “had the goods” on President Trump that would decisively prove Russian collusion and lead directly the articles of impeachment.

Who could forget his opening statement before his own committee during hearings in late September in which Kurt Volker was questioned about the President’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky? Schiff later during that same hearing was forced to back off on that bald-faced lie and call his own opening statement a “parody” because POTUS released the phone call transcript.

Then he lied about his prior coordination with the Ukraine “leaker”, as well as his own and staffers’ direct connections to Ukraine (Schiff took money from a Ukrainian arms dealer). Here is just one example:

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Then Schiff violated House traditions by preventing committee Republicans from having direct access to witness testimony, enabling Schiff and other Democrats to selectively leak and spin damaging testimony  while at the same time precluding the release of testimony that exonerates the President from the salacious quid pro quo accusations that form the basis for the Democrats’ fake “impeachment inquiry.”

Things really came to a head on Wednesday, as Republicans confronted Schiff’s Soviet-style control of House Intel Committee hearings:

House Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on Wednesday essentially stormed a closed-door session connected to the impeachment investigation of President Trump, prompting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to suspend the proceedings in a remarkable scene. The standoff happened Wednesday morning after lawmakers held a press conference in which they accused House Democrats of lack of transparency. The Republicans specifically called out Schiff, D-Calif., who is leading the investigation. “Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what’s happening behind these closed doors where they’re trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules,” Scalise continued. “They call the witnesses. They don’t let anybody else call the witnesses.”

[Rep. Byrne:] “Adam Schiff just SHUT DOWN his secret underground impeachment hearing after I led a group of Republicans into the room. Now he’s threatening me with an Ethics complaint! I’m on the Armed Services Cmte but being blocked from the Dept. Asst. SecDef’s testimony. This is a SHAM!” Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., tweeted.

Read the rest here.  It’s about damn time Republicans upped their game against Schiff, isn’t it? But it gets better.

In two minutes of devastating testimony before the House Intel Committee in a SCIF on day before the Republicans’ committee-crashing activities, John Ratcliffe (R-TX) destroyed the Democrats’ star witness, Ukraine’s top diplomat, William Taylor. While the Democrats selectively leaked Taylor’s opening statement and stated that Taylor provided the “smoking gun” proving the supposed quid pro quo (trumpeted everywhere in the legacy media), here is what Rep. Ratcliffe accomplished in directly questioning Taylor in his own words, as he reported afterwards on FNC:

I found [Taylor] to be very forthright. He had very strong opinions about Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy. But again, the mainstream media reporting that he provided evidence of a quid pro quo involving military aid is false. I questioned him directly on that. And under [House Intelligence Chairman] Adam Schiff’s rules I can’t tell you what he said, but I can tell you what he didn’t say. And neither he or any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld. You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.

Watch the whole interview here.  Yes, you read that right: Taylor provided zero evidence of a quid pro quo; to the contrary, Taylor denied there was a quid pro quo offered during the two presidents’ phone call! And yet Schiff’s committee rules precluded Ratcliffe from reporting Taylor’s actual testimony! That’s direct confirmation that Schiff is running a Soviet-style kangaroo court focused solely on impeaching the President, regardless of the existence of exonerating testimony!

Fortunately, rational and normal Americans retain a sense of fairness and can see through the Democrats’ charade. Now comes a report that the Democrat-media attempts to sway public opinion toward impeachment is in fact backfiring on them:

A memo by the Republican National Committee (RNC) that contains internal GOP polling data shows the American public, even Democrat voters, are turning against the Democrat Party’s “impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump. The memo, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, shows independent voters nationwide en masse oppose impeachment—with 54 percent opposed and only 34 percent in favor. “We have seen public polling drastically under sample Independent voters, which is one of the many reasons for so much incorrect public data over the past month,” the memo explains regarding the disparity between internal GOP numbers and public polling from news organizations and polling institutions.

What’s more, internal RNC polling data, according to this memo, shows Democrats have lost support among their own base significantly in just the past week. “Support among Democrats for the ridiculous attempt to remove the President from office is down 10 points over the past week,” the memo says.

Read the rest here. There is much more in that article about the flawed polling methods employed by Gallup and Fox News that resulted in the sensational (and false!) claims that over 50% of Americans support impeachment!

Normal people can see through the B.S. The Democrats, including those who infest the legacy media, have been trying every which way from Sunday to drum up public support for impeachment through false allegations, lies, sensationalist reporting, and selective leaking. And it’s NOT WORKING! To the contrary, support for the President’s successful policies and demonstrated results has been climbing inexorably. But for the Democrats, impeachment is all they’ve got, as they are desperate to protect their Ukrainian slush-fund which, when fully exposed, will likely implicate the lot of them – including that miserable Adam “Shifty” Schiff!

I can’t wait for AG Barr and US Attorney Durham to bring the pain. That day is coming soon. The Democrats have sown the wind with the false allegations against the President for over two years, and they will soon reap the political whirlwind.

The end.

Late note! It turns out that Schiff’s “star witness” was on the board of an Ukrainian NGO with direct ties to George Soros! How rotten and corrupt are these Democrats, anyway? Check this out.

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Meghan McCain Attacks Matt Gaetz and House Republicans for Storming the Impeachment Hearing: ‘Get the Hell Out of Congress’

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[Screenshot from The View, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfSUQ8eCWg]

 

On Thursday’s The View, Meghan McCain shot down Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, for what she deemed “political stunts.”

The panel was discussing Matt and other House Republicans storming Wednesday’s closed-door impeachment hearing with Laura Cooper of the DOD.

Abby Huntsman thought it was pitiful:

“I don’t belong in this time in history on television in politics because everything has become a spectacle. Everything is, ‘How can I make this about myself?’ I do wonder if that would have happened yesterday, if cable news didn’t exist, if the President wasn’t watching them. … Everything is political, but at the end of the day, if you are one of their constituents, doesn’t this frustrate you? There’s no substance here.”

Meghan also pointed to the Dems’ 2016 goofy gun control sit-in, explaining, “I hate political stunts across the board in general. We elect people in order to serve in Congress.”

As for the storming of the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, were they right to do so?



Here’s how Matt defended the move to Tucker Carlson, as covered Thursday by RedState’s cool Elizabeth Vaughn:

“We had the audacity to want to know what in the world was going on behind closed doors where Democrats have engaged in a strategy of secret interviews, selective leaks, theatrical weird performances of transcripts that never happened and then lies about whistleblowers. It’s reasonable to suggest that we would want more transparency on behalf of the people that we represent.”

“[T]here are no rules, Tucker. If we had rules, Nancy Pelosi would have put this to a vote and established rules like what happened for President Clinton, like what happened for President Nixon. The Democrats want to preserve the most operational flexibility, so if they’re going to have a world with no rules, we gotta stop thinking that we can use the Marquis of Queensbury rules of engagement when we’re fighting against an angry pack of rabid hyenas. And that’s what we’re facing. And I think the President is right. As Republicans, we need to be tougher in exposing this for the kangaroo court that it is.”

Matt’s for it, Tucker seems to think it’s okay, and Elizabeth likes it.

Meghan? Not so much.

Here’s where she let Gaetz have it:

“We elect you to get your freaking job done, one way or the other. And when you are sitting on a sit-in for 26 hours or doing what Republicans did yesterday — Matt Gaetz, when did you become a TV star or want to be a TV star? You want to do that? Get the hell out of Congress! Get a TV job.”



Meghan, of course, would be none too shook up if Trump were impeached.

She had this to say about the Commander-in-Chief back in March:

“He spends his weekend obsessing over wonderful, great men because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it: He will never be a great man.”

“My father was his kryptonite in life and his kryptonite in death.”

“And I just thought, ‘Your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing, obsessing, over great men you could never live up to.’ That tells you everything you needed to know about his pathetic life.”

Yeah. I don’t think she’d storm a paper bag to find out what’s going on.

What were your thoughts of the spectacle? Was that people taking care of business, or politicians in poor form? Or a little bit of both? Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Ben Carson Tells a Representative to Grow up Over ‘Big Hairy Men’ Comment – ‘We Need to be More Mature Than That’

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson meets with city and housing officials inside a shelter in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers “bang for the buck,” partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

 

 

On Tuesday, Democratic Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton gave Ben Carson an opportunity.

From the mound of morality, she went into a woke wind-up.

With her eagle eyes and dextrous throwing arm, she bullseyed the pitch.

Ben watched the ball wizz forth.

The tip of his Louisville Slugger wiggled in the air, his elbow remained cocked.

Knees bent.

Chokehold tight.

Pop! — the sound of stitching and hide hitting the leather Mizuno mitt.

A no-swing.

Did Ben strike out?

He passed on the chance to apologize.

As I covered in September, the nation’s Housing and Urban Development secretary got himself in a hairy situation (here).

His follicular foul-up was saying women in shelters don’t want “big, hairy men” staying there.

Kamala Harris was stunned:

“Shameful. These derogatory comments by Secretary Carson are part of a long pattern that shows his disregard for the transgender community. It’s simply unacceptable.”

Some Democrats called for him to be fired, including Julián Castro, who believes men can be impregnated and tornadoes hate those black people. He sorta blamed Ben for murder:

Of course, compared to women, men are big. And men are hairy.

But we live at a time, it appears, when stating a reality is perceived as attacking it.

At the time, Ben tried to explain himself to Tucker Carlson:

“[I] quoted a group that came to me, and they were very upset, and they said, you know, ‘A big hairy man came in here and he says he’s a woman, and that upsets us because many of us are trying to escape that.’ But the political correctness says, ‘You have to say what we want you to say,’ and that will destroy freedom of speech. And I’ve offered transgender groups the opportunity to let me know what their solution would be so that everybody’s rights are observed. I haven’t heard one peep.”

Fast-forward to Tuesday, when Jennifer pitched her best heat.

Rather than apologizing, he offered this:

“Well, first of all, I didn’t describe transgender women that way. I was relating a story that a women’s group told me about big hairy men – who are not transgender women by the way – coming into your facility and having to be accepted because of the rules that were in place.”

“You don’t feel the need to apologize for those comments?” Jennifer asked.

Ben:

“No. I think this whole concept of political correctness: ‘You can say this. You can’t say that. You can’t repeat what someone said,’ is total foolishness and is going to destroy our nation and we need to be more mature than that.”

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‘Liberty Republican’ Congressional Candidate Offers a New Take on AR-15 Mania: He’s Holding a Giveaway for His Supporters

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The AR-15 is a gun.

And like all guns, it shoots bullets.

And like all semi-autos, it only fires one at a time.

Like all rifles, it’s not used in the commission of the vast majority of gun crime.

However, it looks spookier than something a guy in the mountains might use.

Therefore, I guess…aw, I don’t actually know why…

But for some reason, the media and Democrats have been filling their britches over the gun for ’bout a couple years now.

And filling and filling and filling, ’til it’s in their socks.

And people who’ve witnessed the pile-up have begun filling their own, all over social media.

Because they have no idea — it would appear — what they’re talking about.

Well, everybody grab a clothespin — 31-year-old former Maine state senator and 2020 2nd District congressional candidate Eric Brakey is about to crank the poopin’ people’s output to Overload.

Rather than railing quizzically against a gun that has very little place in American gun deaths, Eric’s going the other way: On Thursday, he announced he’s giving away an AR.

Eric describes himself as a “Liberty Republican,” and he’s sockin’ to those in the political realm calling for confiscation. He’s established the raffle for all contributing to his campaign.

The announcement came on the fourth anniversary of Maine’s “Constitutional Carry” law.

Here we go:

“While Democrats in Washington want to take away our guns, I want to give you one. Private firearm ownership makes us all safer. To celebrate the 4th Anniversary of my Constitutional Carry law and Maine being ranked the ‘Safest State in America,’ we are raffling off an AR-15.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, after the state passed it’s carry law in 2015, overall crime dropped — placing Maine in the #1 spot for safest state in the country.

Additionally, from 2017 to ’18, the crime rate dropped from 9.3% to 14 violations per 1,000.

From the AP:

The figures released Wednesday show an increase in simple assaults and homicides, along with increase in adult arrests, the agency. But all other categories declined. Those include crimes like domestic assault, robbery and aggravated assault, the agency said.

Eric did his best Anti-Beto:

“If you want a Congressman who will stand up to the gun grabbers in Washington D.C., my record in the state of Maine demonstrates that I am the clear choice for Congress in 2020.”

And he tweeted some much-needed fact:

“Functionally, there is no difference between an AR-15 and a hunting rifle. If they can take away one, they can take away the other. As Maine’s next Congressman, I will always protect and defend our 2nd Amendment — just as I did passing Constitutional Carry in the Maine Senate.”

The “current congressman” is Rep. Jared Golden, who opposed Eric’s Carry bill when they were both in the state senate.

So whatcha think about a Representative who gives away an AR-15?

The guy’s going his own way, and I know a few voters who’d greatly appreciate it.

If you’re interested, sign up for the contest. And maybe win a cauldron of evil weapon of war automatic rifle machine gun just plain regular hunting rifle.

-ALEX

 

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Tragedy Strikes the Close-Knit Christian Community: a Music Icon’s 21-Year-Old Son Passes Away at Home

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Those of you familiar with Contemporary Christian Music are no doubt aware of TobyMac.

Toby McKeehan began his music career as leader of the rap/rock/soul juggernaut DC Talk in the late 80’s.

The group peaked with a #12 spot on Casey’s Top 40 — courtesy of 1996’s “Between You and Me” — and a mammoth deal with Virgin.

Following their next studio album, Supernatural, each of the group’s three members embarked on a solo career.

Toby’s been flying high ever since — he’s released 7 studio albums, sold millions of records, and won multiple Grammys.

But Tuesday night — or, perhaps, Wednesday morning — brought an all-time low.

The singer’s first-born son — 21-year-old Truett — passed away at home.

As per a statement to the USA Today network by a family representative:

Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville area sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Cause of death has not been determined.

Reps from the Medical Examiner’s Office also offered information to The Tennessean:

Toby was traveling back from Canada and did not get home to be with his family until after midnight last night so there is no statement. We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss.

Truett was himself an aspiring rapper, having released music on multiple platforms under the names Shiloh, TRU, and Truett Foster. He’d also appeared with his famous dad on several tracks over the years.

As relayed by People, “[Toby] recently penned ‘Scars’ after his eldest son left home to pursue his dreams.”

From the song:

“When life cuts so deep try and remember, you are not alone, we’ve all been there, scars come with livin’. You are not alone, we’ve all been there. So lift your head, lift your head, lift your head to where your help comes from.”

Toby explained the pain of change to The Tennessean last October:

“[Truett] moved to L.A. and he’s making music and he’s doing his thing. But to watch him go through that, and watch him get bruised, it’s not easy. So that’s one of the ways life has changed. In that song, I just want him to know he’s not alone.”

See Toby’s moving tribute to Truett as he shares his last moment with his son:

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Truett Foster Mckeehan had joy that took the room when he entered. He was a magnetic son and brother and friend. If you met him, you knew him, you remembered him. His smile, his laugh, the encouragement he offered with words or even without. He had an untamable grand personality and dreams to match. And he hated being put in a box. He expressed himself through the music he made. And by made I mean, written, recorded, produced, mixed, and designed the art. All of it. A true artist. His first show was a week ago, and it was nothing short of electric. Everyone felt it, everyone knew it. He could’ve easily taken the easy route and put music out when he was 12, 14, 16, even 18, but he always said he wanted to live some life and have something to say before he did it. He didn’t want to be a child star, he wanted to be a man with scars and a story to tell. I always admired, respected and encouraged that stand. Truett always had a soft spot for God. The Bible moved him. His heart was warm to the things of his King. He was by no means a cookie cutter Christian but give me a believer who fights to keep believing. Give me a broken man who recognizes his need for a Savior every time. That’s who Truett was and how he should be remembered. My last moment with Truett in person was at his first show this past Thursday at the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. I had to leave the next morning very early to fly and start our Canadian tour. As I stood in the audience and watched my son bring joy to a room, I was as proud as a “pop” (as tru called me) could be. It was the culminating moment of a dream that he had since he was 12. It couldn’t have been sweeter. Our music, and what we say lyrically couldn’t be more different, but the outcome was much the same… offering a room full of people a few minutes of joy in a crazy world. Our last text exchange is shared above (swipe). My wife and I would want the world to know this… We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor. He is the God of the hills and the valleys. And He is beautiful above all things.

A post shared by TobyMac (@tobymac) on Oct 24, 2019 at 2:26pm PDT

Their last text exchange, as shared by Toby:

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[Screenshot from TobyMac via Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/B4BBfFcBeMg/?utm_source=ig_embed]

We never know if today is a bridge to tomorrow or the end of yesterday’s road. Let us all remember to tell those we love how we feel, while they can feel our gratitude.

I’m sure the McKeehan family will be grateful for your prayers.

“We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor.
He is the God of the hills and the valleys.
And He is beautiful above all things.”

-ALEX

 

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A Community Worries as its Esteemed Vagina Museum Applies for a Liquor License

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You know what that vagina museum needs? An alcohol license.

“Which vagina museum,” you ask?

That would be the Vagina Museum set to open November 16th at London’s Camden Market, specifically.

The grand showcase of unshowables is on a mission to spread the word on “gynaecological anatomy and health.”

And to get you liquored up, I guess.

–At that wondrous place — the “world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas.”

As per the website.

Some people are concerned about its petition for a drinks license.

Patricia Thomas, of the Hartland Residents Association, wrote to the Camden Council about it:

“We have no doubt that the museum will try to ensure that no inappropriate parties will be allowed, but stag parties are not known for their respectfulness and hen parties can also be raucous and difficult to control.”

Hen parties!

“If parties become rowdy, they will be removed by security and then end up on our streets, creating public nuisance.”

And what if those stags and hens collide? Treachery could ensue.

As reported by the Telegraph, Patricia’s “particularly alarmed.”

So is Kathryn Gemmell, chair of the Tenants Residents Associations, Camden Town. She expressed worry that the museum is “actively seeking” hen and stag nights.

Nevertheless, on Thursday, the erected salute to unmentionables was granted its license.

Director Florence Schechter announced she was “honoured” by the local authorities’ decision.

She also explained that, at the hearing, she’d “heard and engaged with residents’ concerns.”

Originally, the museum had applied to sell alcohol Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight.

That was so, I suppose, you could say to your buddy, “Hey, it’s 11:00 at night. Let’s go over to the Vagina Museum and grab a beer.”

But prior to the meeting The VM amended its application to the simpler 6:00-10:30 p.m., 7 days a week.

Also granted: the ability to show films between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

There was just one condition imposed by the licensing panel: No more than 100 people may be inside the Vagina Museum at any one time.

So goes the rules and regulations of an esteemed community ornament.

Line up on November 16th for the gallery’s opening exhibit, “Muff Busters: Vagina Myths And How To Fight Them.”

And be sure to stop off at the bar.

Move over, Camden movie theaters; there’s a new first-date go-to in town.

And — if you dare — check out that swag. Are those chicken feet? From the hens?

-ALEX

 

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LeBron Catches the Outrage of Fans After Yelling and Walking Away During the National Anthem

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On Tuesday night, ESPN tweeted a video of LeBron James yelling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Subsequently, some fans aren’t happy.

It was the season opener for the Lakers, and before the anthem was finished, the sports star walked away, shouting, “Let’s go!”

ESPN took it to be the shout of a man fired up to win; do you?

The timing wasn’t particularly good, given the power forward’s recent controversial comments about China and free speech — he called Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweeted defense of Hong Kong freedom protests uneducated, in addition to pointing out the “negative” potential of free speech:


Thus:

In response to his pumped-up walkaway, some outraged onlookers suggested he would’ve been more respectful of the Chinese national anthem.

And there was this:

And, might I say, it’s tremendous.

Moving on…

The tweets of the unenthused:

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In reaction to Daryl’s remarks, China cut all business ties with the Rockets.

Then there was this, as reported by the Washington Examiner:

The NBA apologized to China before backlash forced NBA commissioner Adam Silver to say they stood by Morey and freedom of speech.

China has said the differences on the issue of free speech might have no “reconciliation.”

The NBA has responded to pressure from China by kicking fans out of basketball games who showed support for the Hong Kong protests and has also banned media from accessing players in China.

China has shut down the airing of the NBA preseason in its country and has threatened future business with the NBA if the league continues to speak against the Communist Party.

Good grief.

LeBron didn’t want anything else to do with the China issue:

“Let me clear up the confusion. I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the (Morey) tweet. I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk About that.”

Well, now they’re talking about something else.

But it’s still him.

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The Conservative #NeverTrumpers Just Don’t Understand the American People

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We have previously noted the demise of The Weekly Standard: Neo-conservative, Bill Kristol, was so consumed by hatred for President Trump that he wound up destroying the magazine he startedThe Weekly Standard — the website still exists, but there are no new articles; older articles are archived by the Washington Examiner — by making it all-#NeverTrump, all the time, alienating his readership, many of whom supported President Trump. Started in 1995 by Mr Kristol in competition with National Review and The New Republic, it was finally shut down in 2018.

Needing an outlet other than Twitter in which to spread his message, Mr Kristol and his allies began The Bulwark. Wikipedia describes it as:

an American conservative news and opinion website founded by conservative commentators Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol. A news aggregator at first with Benjamin Parker as editor (he is currently senior editor), it was revamped into a news and opinion site with “the core digital staff of The Weekly Standard.” Like the StandardThe Bulwark has been described as neoconservative.

The Weekly Standard was a print magazine, while TheBulwark is only a website, and has much lower expenses.

Following the end of publication of The Weekly Standard in December 2018, editor-in-chief Charlie Sykes said “the murder of the Standard made it urgently necessary to create a home for rational, principled, fact-based center-right voices who were not cowed by Trumpism.” The site was created in December 2018 as a news aggregator as a project of the Defending Democracy Together Institute, a 501(c)(3) conservative advocacy group led in part by Weekly Standard co-founder William Kristol, who was a prominent voice pushing for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Several former editors and writers of The Weekly Standard soon joined the staff and within weeks of launch began publishing original news and opinion pieces. CNN reported in January 2019 that approximately $1 million had already been raised for the site, which was said to be adequate to keep the site running for one year but that additional funding was being sought.

Thus, the opinions expressed by Sarah Longwell, Executive director of Republicans for the Rule of Law, who is also listed on the masthead as the Publisher of The Bulwark are hardly a surprise:

Sarah Longwell is the publisher of The Bulwark. She is a partner at a communications firm in Washington, D.C., and a founding director of Defending Democracy Together and the Defending Democracy Together Institute. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

She lives in Washington, DC. That, in itself, tells you much about the author, and her disconnect from that great part of America that does not lie along the Acela corridor. From The Atlantic:

Mitt Romney, It’s Time

The senator is best positioned to pry the Republican Party from President Trump’s hands.

Sarah Longwell | Executive director of Republicans for the Rule of Law | October 23, 2019 | 6:00 AM EDT

Donald Trump has never feared another elected Republican. Over the course of five years, he has bullied and insulted, mocked and complained about nearly every GOP officeholder past and present, including George W. Bush and Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Jeff Flake. He knew that the Republicans who dared to stand up to him couldn’t hurt him (Bob Corker), and that the Republicans who could have hurt him wouldn’t dare stand up to him (Paul Ryan).

All of which has led Trump to believe that there is no possible danger of the Republican Party being pried from his grasp. But Trump may at last need to rethink that calculus.

Mitt Romney’s attempt to excise Trump from his party started early. In March 2016, he became the only former Republican presidential nominee to take a public position against Trump’s candidacy. This act of resistance didn’t work, however, because while Romney had moral authority, he had no real power.

Given that two former Republican presidents, the two George Bushes, publicly opposed Mr Trump, the elder supposedly voting for Hillary Clinton and the younger reported not to have cast a ballot in the presidential race, it would seem that Mrs Longwell should have done her homework a bit better.

That situation changed this year, when Romney again became an elected official. On January 1, 2019, the newly minted Senator Romney announced his arrival in Washington with an op-ed in The Washington Post titled, “The President Shapes the Public Character of the Nation. Trump’s Character Falls Short.

After having softened his criticism of the president and even tacitly accepting his endorsement during his Senate campaign in Utah, Romney wrote:

To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.” A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.

One would have hoped that Mrs Longwell would have had the honesty to note that Mr Romney gladly accepted Mr Trump’s invitation to interview for the position of Secretary of State, obsequiously genuflecting at the then-President-elect’s feet in hope of securing that august position, but, Alas! she did not. She did note that Mr Romney was an early opponent of Mr Trump’s candidacy.

Mrs Longwell’s theme is that Senator Romney is positioning himself to what, exactly?

Now it looks like Romney was playing the long game, waiting for a moment when there might be leverage for him not simply to annoy Trump, but to be in the jury box rendering a verdict on his presidency.

She noted that Senator Romney is relatively invulnerable: his term will not be up for election again until 2024, and he might not be interested in re-election, given that he would be 77 years old at the time. That makes the Utah carpetbagger senator the Republican with the least to lose by leading a Republican revolt in the Senate to remove President Trump from office. Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), she noted, said that, if they could vote privately, there would be 35 Republican senators who would vote to remove the President.

But, of course, they don’t get to vote privately, and, according to the most recent Gallup Poll (October 1 – October 13), President Trump has an 87% job approval rating among Republicans. Where, exactly, will Mr Romney find nineteen other Republican senators who would vote to remove Mr Trump?

This is where Mrs Longwell fails. A creature of Washington, working among like-minded neo-conservatives like Mr Kristol and Max Boot,¹ it is simply outside her paradigm to comprehend that there are millions, millions! of Republicans across the country who support President Trump personally and would vote against any Republican in Congress who votes to impeach or remove him from office.

The #NeverTrumpers seem to have a personal disconnect. It seems as though Mr Kristol — to judge by his voluminous tweets — believes that if Republican voters across the fruited plain could just be made to see what kind of person Donald Trump is, they would turn against him in droves. That attitude ignores a basic truth: Republican voters knew exactly who Mr Trump was when they cast their ballots for him, know exactly what kind of man he is today, and still support him, still have every intention of voting for him 12½ months from now.

Let’s face it: Mr Trump is an [insert slang term for the rectum here], and everybody knows it. But it seems that Republicans and conservatives want an [insert slang term for the rectum here] as President, at least when contrasted with former Republican Presidents who shied away from too many fights against the Democrats. We may not like Mr Trump’s personal foibles, his callous disregard for the truth, his thrice-married womanizing, and his seeming inability to work with even the people in his administration, but we do like most of his policies.

And in the end, that’s what really matters. That Mr Trump might be an obnoxious human being doesn’t mean much to me, because I have never met the man, and the odds that I ever will are vanishingly small. His character and personal life have absolutely nothing to do with me.

But his policies affect every American. His continual lowering of admission of refugee targets, his increased enforcement of our immigration laws, his getting taxes cut, his (too slow) withdrawal of American troops from Middle Eastern quagmires, his cancelling of so many of President Obama’s executive orders, his banning of ‘transgender’ people from the armed services, his pro-business, and pro-American business policies, his support for the American energy industry, his appointment of conservative judges, and his resistance to the cockamamie agenda of the homosexual and transgender groups, these are the things which are of real importance to most Americans outside of the blue-state east coast corridor.

If some form of ‘Green New Deal’ is passed, people like Mr Kristol won’t be terribly bothered; he is a millionaire, and if his electricity bill goes up $35 a month, he won’t even notice. It’s the people who work in the factories and on the farms, the ones to whom a $35 increase in their electric bills means $35 less that they have to spend on something they really want, who will care. President Trump will (probably) resist any such legislation, while all of the Democrats are proposing their own versions of such.

The #NeverTrumpers among The Bulwark would have had a few bad things to say about the President’s policies, if the President were shudder! Hillary Clinton, but not that many. They might have criticized the clumsiness of her foreign policies, but not its goals. They’d have mostly applauded her promised increases in the number of refugees admitted into this country, with perhaps, only perhaps, some slight criticism of her leaving our southern border open to a wave of illegal immigrants. They’d have been silent, at best, if not openly supportive of her moves to normalize transgenderism, and said nary a cross word about her judicial picks. They’d have supported her desire for higher rather than lower taxes.² And they’d have approved her continued executive findings that it was not the right time to move our embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The neo-conservatives have accomplished two things: they have proven that their brand of conservatism is not conservative at all, and they have demonstrated for us all that they simply do not understand the people in their own country. The House of Representatives may impeach President Trump, because the Democrats do not need a single Republican vote to do so, but it would require the votes of twenty Republicans in the Senate to remove him from office. Perhaps if Mr Romney had run a better campaign himself in 2012, he’d be President today, instead of being so consumed with hatred for the man who proved himself to be a better candidate, and a bigger man.
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¹ – We have previously noted Mr Boot’s own words, here and here, in which he noted that he was “pro-LGBTQ rights, pro-abortion rights, pro-immigration,” “think(s) that climate change is a major threat that we need to address” and is very worried about his white and male privilege. His views fit within conservatism on only a few things. His ‘neo-conservatism’ isn’t very conservative at all.
² – Full disclosure: I stated that I would support tax cuts only after spending cuts had been made.
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Trump’s Campaign Begs Hillary to Get in the Ring: ‘We Would Love It’

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Earlier Wednesday, my colleague Sister Toldjah posted “Rematch? Two Weeks After Trump Urged Hillary To Run For President, Reports Surface That She’s Considering It.”

As indicated in her article, on October 8th, the President invited his previous opponent to get back in the ring:

And here they are, doing just that:

Hillary had a comeback:

And I’ve said more than once, I think she could have a chance. I believe she’d ignite the Democratic voters much more than has — or will — Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

The Dems have helped destroy Biden with impeachment mania, and Elizabeth Warren will be like a kitten facing a dragon on the debate stage against Donald Rampage Trump. So why not put Hillary up there again? A lot of people hate her, but I believe she has a better shot than anyone among the current crop.

And now, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman is further rolling out the welcome mat.

Speaking on Fox & Friends, Kayleigh McEnany begged her to enter the 2020 race:

“We encourage Hillary to get back in the race. We would love it, so please do.”

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt said there ain’t a chance:

“There’s no way the Democratic Party would support that.”

How does she know?

As reported by The Hill, Steve Bannon has claimed it’s happening:

“She is running. She’s just trying to decide how to fit her way in.”

And the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin wrote:

“Hillary Clinton is up to something,” Goodwin wrote in July. “Five times in the last month alone, she sent emails touting her super PAC’s role in combating President Trump.”

About the prospect, a “Clinton ally’ told the Hill:

“It would be the ultimate vindication. Of course, she’s thought about it. But that doesn’t mean that she’s running.”

Personally, I think, for her, it’s now or never. A lot of people are content with Trump. It’s going to be difficult to find anyone on whom America will want to risk a transfer of power. But in 2024, the Dems’ll be set to take it back, as per the pendulum. I believe the competition will likely be higher, the standard lower, and Hillary a name of the past in that case.

Right now, there’s an opening if she’d like to take it.

But I believe there is one very good reason for her not to run:

For the last three years, she appears to have taken in oxygen for the focused purpose of exhaling excuses as to why she lost, none of them being her having run an insufficient campaign.

Among lots of other things she’s blamed other countries, racism, and 10-year-old children.

She claimed her loss proved a glass ceiling. Because — clearly — without sexism — she’d be president.

She’s even claimed she is president — that Trump’s reign is illegitimate.

If she were to throw her hat in again — and I assume it’s a beret — she’d be risking confirmation that she’s been full of crap for years.

She’d be rolling the dice, and they just might serve of the Snake Eyes of “legitimate loser.”

‘Cause…twice in a row is more than just a coincidence.

If she declines Trump’s offer, she can spend the rest of her life insisting she was robbed.

Do you think she’ll do it?

Do you hope she does?

Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

 

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