Every bad political idea starts with a false premise. The “Affordable Care Act” lie, that we had an awful health care system and government could fix it and save families “$2,500 a year,” spawned the ObamaCare disaster.
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With the help of a sensationalizing press and of the entertainment business, which makes the pernicious and violent video games and movies that I think play the biggest role in mass shootings, liberals predictably seized upon the Parkland shooting rampage to call for more gun control.
When you grow up in Columbia, Tennessee, the "Mule Capital of the World," you end up knowing a lot about mules. One thing you are told early is that you learn nothing new from the second kick of a mule.
Here is what has happened so far in Special Counsel Mueller’s collusion probe and how government has spent our $20 million. As the FBI was ignoring specific and spot-on citizens' tips that could have stopped the Florida school shooting, it continued to chase around political campaign volunteers for not filling out their paperwork just right.
The Olympic Winter Games began, as they always do, with the Parade of Nations -- many of which we have yet to invade. By parading like that in those loud outfits, however, they just seem to be asking for it.
We have grown an alphabet soup of powerful agencies like the FBI, DHS, NSA, DOJ, IRS, etc. We invest them with immense powers to arrest and to ruin lives, with scant accountability. We allow them to operate in clubby secrecy because they tell us we have to. Why? When Congress (which supposedly has oversight) subpoenas them, they do not respond. Everyone is afraid to speak critically of them, as the critics might become targets. What have we created?
During the Obama years, the State of the Union address was a divisive and arrogantly partisan lecture by a smooth-talking president. He lectured Supreme Court members so much that some stopped attending. Hopefully, this year we can focus not on the messenger but on the message, which seems to be working together on immigration and rebuilding our infrastructure.
Due to the fact that the institutions are largely government-funded, higher education has become an overpriced failure full of left-leaning political cronies. Bloated colleges with tenured professors who seek to indoctrinate students, rather than educate them, diminish our country. Kids leave college under-educated and frustrated, espousing illogical social beliefs that cause them to be humorless and angry. If being perpetually offended were a job, they would be able to pay off their massive student loans. These same folks show up to a Confederate statue protest in a Volkswagen, shouting, “Resist the Nazi extremists!” -- and don't see the irony.
People can often “misunderestimate” just how hard it is to be a "very stable genius" all the time. So it is with Trump, battling hyperventilating and relentless media unencumbered by the truth that are out to destroy him.
Seth Meyers personified the predictably smug and self-congratulatory Golden Globes Awards Sunday. The Golden Globes ceremony is the January ritual that kicks off the actors' awards season, where actors give each other awards and which lasts through November. It is good to see these stars finally getting some recognition.
1. President Trump tweeted that our criminal justice system is a “joke.” Maybe so. Retribution prosecutions abound. A man got in trouble with the law for offering a woman food in exchange for sex; he might be charged with four counts of Tinder dating.
1. I hope Judge Roy Moore rides away on his horse, “Sassy.” It is Christmas, and he can hang around the mall until the kiosks close. (I think malls there still have a place to tie up your horse.) Or he’ll continue to be a leader in Alabama; he currently leads the state in most proms attended.
In a Slate interview, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said he’s been told the National Football League is planning to allow owners to shift money pledged to other charitable campaigns like breast cancer and Salute the Troops to the players’ seven-year, $89 million program to fund social justice causes. It’s a cowardly attempt by NFL owners to shut up ungrateful players.
The theatrics surrounding government funding standoffs could be avoided if Washington politicians didn’t have the budgeting skills of an Ole Miss frat boy.
When news breaks of a sexual allegation or an event like the violence in Charlottesville, VA, there’s a breathless race -- before any due process or facts are vetted -- to denounce the event.
Here is my annual ADD list of random things I am thankful, and not so thankful, for this year:
One in three folks over fifty who need a colonoscopy fail to have one. That's nuts. It's easier than it's ever been, and not getting this thing done might kill you. So schedule one now, before Obamacare implodes further and you can only see your doctor in a few years if you sign up to caddy on Saturday at your local country club.
As most assumed, lobbyist and fired Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted by Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. This indictment had nothing to do with Trump's campaign. The investigation into Russian collusion by Trump has been an expensive, media-encouraged attempt to find some major smoking gun. So far, this “scandal” hasn’t lived up to its hype; it’s the Apple Watch of investigations.
Members of the Obama Administration may still have to testify after reports surfaced that Senators told Obama of Russian meddling in 2016 -- and he did nothing. Thinking Hillary was going to win big, he didn’t want to "taint" her election.