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Trump in London…

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We were assured by MSM that the baby Trump balloon was HUGE,  and that tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against his presence. Thanks to the PowerLine blog,  we know  neither claim  is true.

Is journalism still a profession?

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July 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

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NATO protest fails…

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There were supposed to  be thousands  attending the “Make Peace Great Again” rally at the NATO conference to protest Donald Trump.   There were a few hundred.   The organizers could not even manage to come up with a decent excuse…

UPDATE:  Now it appears there may have been only  a few dozen protesters.

 

 

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July 12, 2018 at 3:04 pm

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A strategy that works…

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During the Obama Administration,  the Iranians harass our ships and even captured a pair of riverine boats and 10 sailors.   Last year there was a 60% drop in such incidents,  and this year there have been none thus far.  That’s  the result  of having a president who won’t tolerate such behavior and is prepared to strike back.

 

 

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July 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm

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Iranians change…

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When His Oneness was in the Oval Office,  Iranian patrol boats habitually harassed U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf,  correctly figuring they were in no danger that Barack Obama would actually retaliate,  even when they kidnapped U.S. Sailors and held them for ransom.

They are not so sure about Donald J. Trump,  and they probably suspect,  after seeing him unleash our military on ISIS,  that the rules of engagement and a lot else has changed.   They are probably correct about that as well.

A great deal has changed within Iran since     Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist,  who was nearly twelve when Khomeini’s revolution triumphed. At the Oslo Freedom Forum last week,  Bahari touched on what it  was like  to grow up under the Ayatollah.   Only the mullahs will  shed a tear when they are gone.

 

 

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June 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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Trump is the room…

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Jesse Kelly,  no original fan of Mr. Trump,  has written an  interesting  piece  explaining why Trump is able to command respect in a way Barack Obama never could.   As someone who worked for corporations for many years,  I can attest that some people walk into a room and instantly own it.  President Trump can and does.  Mr. Obama never could,  being far too busy pretending to be someone and something he wasn’t.  The only time Mr. Obama was truthful was when he abandoned his ever-present teleprompter for a few seconds.   I said of him early on that he had never paid for anything his mouth  had purchased.  That is still largely true,  though it may be that he discovers he can’t throw enough people under the bus quickly enough to save himself.

Mr. Obama was a golden child,  happy to bask in the adoration of others without having done anything worthy of such love.  Mr. Trump has spent his life dealing with sharpsters, crooks and politicians — but I repeat myself.  Like me,  Pres. Trump would rather be feared than loved.

 

 

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May 24, 2018 at 3:03 pm

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How delicious…

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Pres. Trump  just scorched  Obama over Iran and North Korea.   Both the former president and his wife have taken more than a few potshots at trump, so it’s only fair he return a little fire.

 

 

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May 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Ham sandwich indictments…

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Robert Mueller can now say he has accomplished something.   It helps his career,  but as the saying goes, you can indict a ham sandwich with sufficient effort,  so it is a big pile of meaningless nothing.   None of the Russian mice will ever go to trial,  so no one will ever know whether Mueller had a good case or a lousy one.   None of the Russians will ever return to the U.S. using their own name so they will never be arrested.

Why would anyone think Putin actually cared who won the election?  He only needed  to cause chaos  and dissent,  which he did to some extent,  and which he continues to do because of the stupidity of the Democrats and their desperate efforts to protect His Oneness and Queen Hillary.

 

 

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February 23, 2018 at 3:19 pm