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O’Keefe tease…

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I have no idea what investigative film-maker O’Keefe has up his sleeve, but his saying that media people  will be fired  is enough to make my ears stay pricked.





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September 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Alive and well…

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The American spirit,  that is,  which is on  full display  in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.   Progressives sit and wait for the government to act.  Ordinary Americans roll up their sleeves,  launch their boats,  and shrug at the very real dangers of plucking total strangers off rooftops along with their pets and a few belongings.   They don’t stop to inquire about race,  gender or creed,  they just conduct the rescues,  ferry everyone to a point of safety,  and go back again,  while the rest of America raises money and sends supplies.

This is my America,  to be marveled at and greatly admired.   The bitching of liberals and the media’s focus on the First Lady’s choice  of shoes  tells you how well the rescue efforts are going in Texas,  because none of them have anything else to complain about.   Those of us in flyover country watch them because you need to know where the snakes are,  but we give them little credit because they deserve none.



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September 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

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Prager sells out…

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The Santa Monica Symphony had a fundraising concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.   Its guest host was conservative radio host Dennis Prager,  who is absolutely passionate about classical music,  and who has been a guest conductor for various orchestras.

With boring predictability,  liberals called  for a boycott  of the performance,  supported by the mayor of Santa Monica and a city councilman who said they wouldn’t attend.   Just as easily forecast, some of the musicians refused to perform,  with two of them penning an open letter saying “Dennis Prager is a right wing radio host who promotes horribly bigoted positions,”  which naturally served to point out their own left-wing bigotry.   And all the extra attention drove sales up,  so the event was a sell-out!

Read what Dennis himself had to say about it,  here.




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August 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Trump on killing terrorists…

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Oh,  how fine it is to have a president who understands that soldiers are meant to  kill bad guys and break things.   Who believes that field commanders should have the flexibility to fight effectively,  which requires rules of engagement that actually allow them to fire weapons without approval from the White House after going up a very long chain of command and being vetted and considered by a large number of people who have never dodged a bullet in their lives.

President Trump very smartly  used the  examples of unity and common purpose consistently displayed by our armed service members to encourage unity amongst the American people,  but don’t think for an instant that the Lefties in the media  —  but I repeat myself,  don’t I? —  will give the man much credit for it,  and they will forecast failure instantly.

I don’t find Sen. John McCain’s praise for the  speech helpful,  since he mischaracterized the malfeasance of the Obama Administration and to some extent his own previous criticisms of Trump,  but I grudgingly give him credit for the praise.  I was far  more interested in the view  of Rich Lowry and   that of  Quin Hillyer,  and Roger  Simon,  with the most interesting being from  the Conservative  Treehouse.





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August 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Charlottesville set-up…

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As she so often does,  Clarice Feldman clarifies what  actually happened  at Charlottesville.   Pres. Trump said precisely  the right  thing in response to the violence there at what was most likely a set-up orchestrated as a Democratic dirty tricks operation by a former Obama supporter,  with the willing connivance of Gov. Terry McAuliffe,  a Democratic mayor,  and a national media which could be counted on to obscure the truth  and create a meme to attack the president and his supporters.

Big Media and the Democrats are still at it,  despite new and damaging information continuing to emerge,  which if We the People are paying due attention,  will  ruin the  Democratic Party for at least a generation.  Get this part straight:  the Left is not merely fine with employing violence,  but actually prefers it as a tool for achieving its political ends because social unrest and distrust is always useful to them.   It matters,  because what they do to protesters is what  they will  do to you.  History is a good teacher if we listen.



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August 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm

If Colin Kaepernick…

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…was worthy of the gallons of ink spilled on his behalf by the supportive media when he was protesting his country and making grand displays of his ignorance,  then where are  they now  that he appears to have been blackballed by every team in the NFL?   If he was so great and wonderful in his childish protests of the U.S. flag and the national anthem,  why don’t some of the liberals and progressives who lionized him then hire him?




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August 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Safari Park rules…

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Whatever you’ve heard about the Arkansas nightclub shooting probably isn’t right.   This is  what MSM won’t report to you.,  because it doesn’t fit into one of their preferred narratives.

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July 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm