The bitter tone the left has taken toward the GOP, both in media and entertainment, made the shooting of Republicans practicing baseball quite predictable. Instead of debating policy differences, those on the left resort to calling their opponents "evil," and then seek to vilify, humiliate and destroy them. This is done nightly by hosts of the late-night shows.
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We have doubled the nation’s debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the last eight years, growing the police state. ISIS is on the march. North Korea and Iran have nukes. We have a mucked-up health care system, a sluggish economy, and the highest corporate tax and imprisonment rates of any country in the world. But now we are spending our money, time and attention on a “He said, he said” retrospective of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing.
A Pew Research Center study confirmed what most of us already knew. More Millennials (those born after 1982), around 35%, are living with their parents rather than alone or with a partner. You’ve heard of “empty nest syndrome.” We now suffer from full basement syndrome.
If you wonder why the entirety of Washington and the entrenched ruling class of major cities hate Trump, it is simple. He may mess up their honey hole, the mindless money faucet that is Washington D.C. -- and thus, the power so many derive from it. Too much power over our lives has been sent to D.C. Trump was sent there to bring some of it back to the people, and the “deep state” is fighting him.
So a special counsel has been hired, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to look into something about Trump -- I think. Mueller is well respected by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and has their unwavering support -- right up until he renders a conclusion different from their own theory. Then he will suck and be the worst person in Washington, and there will be calls for him to be investigated.
Not a bad week for “fake news.” There were only two major fake news stories that made the rounds last week, and one that started this week.
As Obamacare predictably collapses and the Senate decides how to vote on the House repeal, here is a column I wrote in March, 2010:
College presidents, the lambs of administrators, stand silent on the matter of free speech – unless, of course, it is far left speech, with which they agree. That’s cool.
“Women are made to be loved, not understood.”
Another saber rattling exhibition by North Korea happened over the weekend. Scared by Trump's bombing of Syria and Afghanistan, evil dictator Kim Jong-un tried to fire an intercontinental ballistic missile, but it barely made it off the launching pad. He immediately executed ten military officers. He then ordered his state-employed missile scientists to examine the level of Mentos and Coca-Cola used and to adjust them for the next launch.
We all kept looking for the evidence that, as the Democrats and their media kept saying, Donald Trump was in bed with the Russians. As of last week there was no evidence, and then he bombed Russia’s ally, Syria. So the final answer is: Nyet!
On Sunday, Donald J. Trump used golf to woo a member of the more conservative Freedom Caucus into seeing things his way and to try to forge an understanding on moving forward on important matters like ObamaCare reform. Invitee Senator Rand Paul Tweeted: “I had a great time today with @realDonaldTrump and believe we are getting closer to an agreement on health care!”
In large measure, the reason Trump was elected against the desires of the GOP and later the Democrats, is that he is really neither. The inability to get the health care revision bill passed last week emphasizes why Americans elected Trump: to break up the caucuses that are driven by special interests and to get things done in Washington. He is not a politician, which is why this seems so awkward, but it’s for the best.
Spring is the time of year when we have NCAA March Madness, which reminds us that Butler really is a college somewhere.
Back when I was in college, a “rager” was a wild party. Now the only “ragers” college kids have is when a speaker they disagree with comes to campus. They manufacture rage, all at the expense of the First Amendment. With such rage on its campus, a $70,000-per-year Middlebury College degree just went down in value – again.
One by one, Trump is working on the campaign promises that got him elected: tightening our borders, working on cutting taxes, overturning Obama’s executive orders on regulations, fixing Obamacare, appointing one of the right-of-center judges on his list for the Supreme Court, etc. He has Washington, D.C. politicians on both sides in a tizzy. They just can’t figure this guy out; they are not used to someone who keeps his campaign promises.
Democrats, the self-proclaimed "party for the middle class," raise the middle-class cost of living by raising energy prices with their regulatory meddling. Regulations cost consumers $1.8 trillion per year, which means higher bills for utilities, gas and transportation for the average person.
"Bart, we live in a society of laws. Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For FUN!? Well I didn't hear anybody laughing! Did you?"
Entertainers took time from giving each other awards to give each other awards at the Grammys on Sunday. I’m surprised they could spare the time out from Trump bashing, but they did manage to honor themselves yet again. It’s nice for celebrities get some attention.