Don Surber

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trump revives coal

The War on Coal ended on November 8, 2016. I will give you a guess about which side won.

"The U.S. last year produced 773 million short tons of coal, 45 million more than 2016. That was the largest year-to-year increase in nearly two decades, government numbers show," the Washington Times reported.

It gets better. Europe imported a record amount of coal from the USA in 2017.

CNN is going to get someone killed

Jeff Zucker has turned CNN into a crazy place where a townhall meeting on violence almost cost a NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch her life.

The Fake News channel -- part of the Time-Warner conglomerate -- promotes a socialist agenda that is the antithesis of the American way of life. Zucker at the behest of his employers wants to turn CNN into a crazy place, and not just for ratings.

We have had gun control for 50 years

From the president on down, Washington and the media tell is we have to prevent another school tragedy.

They are wrong. Preventing tragedy is not the role of government. Government is not God.

Bring back earmarks

Happy birthday, George Washington. We celebrated it on Monday because we are dopes.

Let me give an example. Earmarks. For years, members of both houses of Congress swapped votes for spending in their district or state. Republican Senator Al D'Amato of New York came to be known as Senator Pothole.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CNN targets grandmother

I am not pulling punches on what Time-Warner through its CNN subsidiary did to Florine Gruen Goldfarb. The report was shameful and as rotten as can be.

Goldfarb should sue the network, the corporation, and CNN president Jeff Zucker for endangering her life by doxxing her. This is cyber-bullying disguised as news.

DACA, MS-13, and 207 murders

Donald John Trump's formal announcement for the presidency on June 16, 2015, drew almost universal derision in the press.

#MeToo mania hurts women

I have the best readers. One of my favorites sent me a note, "The side-effect of the #MeToo fanaticism will be less employment opportunities for women, in politics, entertainment, media, etc, as male bosses seek to avoid the witch hunts and fishing expeditions. The fear of these will outweigh the fear of being seen as weak on inclusiveness."

Either by design or by foolishness, that does seem to be the case.

But don't take my word for it. Olga Khazan of the Atlantic wrote about it 10 months ago, "How Pence's Dudely Dinners Hurt Women. The vice president — and other powerful men — regularly avoid one-on-one meetings with women in the name of protecting their families. In the end, what suffers is women’s progress."

Best Olympic event: NYT trolling one of its own

My only interest in the Winter Olympics is in which of the Team USA players who dumped publicly on Trump crashes and burns.

But the Olympics gave a watershed moment for the turmoil at the New York Times.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Another anti-Trump Olympian crashes

A year ago, Olympian Maddie Bowman said would not visit White House if she win another gold at the Winter Olympics.

Not a problem.

The Trump Effect took care of that for Bowman.

Indictment shows Mueller has nothing

As another indictment comes through, I am convinced that former FBI director Robert Mueller is conducting a criminal cover-up rather than an investigation.

Mueller knows that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party used our national security apparatus to spy on the political opposition. Under the guise of investigating that Fake Russian dossier, Mueller and his team of high-end Democratic lawyers are covering up Obama's tracks.

Illegal aliens resent DACA

The San Diego Union-Tribune photo was odd. "Alessandro Negrete, a 35-year-old immigrant who is in the country without legal status, is tired of the spotlight on DACA recipients," the caption read.

He wore a T-Shirt that read, "ICE out of LA."

The president is dividing the illegal aliens.

Mueller messed up Flynn's guilty plea

Retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn may formally withdraw his guilty plea because the crack Robert Mueller investigative team hid evidence that would exonerate General Flynn.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Mueller to give Flynn any exculpatory evidence which could clear him.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Smearing Clarence Thomas again.

Nearly 30 years after the Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, New York magazine is calling for his impeachment over Anita Hill's false claims of sexual harassment.

Al Capp nailed this 50 years ago

Tip of the hat to reader Jack.

Happy Not Our President Day

Today is George Washington's Birthday, a federal holiday that is never held on his actual birthday (February 22) as it will never be the third Monday in February. This is how close-enough-for-government-work works.

People call it Presidents Day.

Democratic senator up for re-election worried about Mueller report

Once a respectable niche publication that covered Congress, the Hill has gone all-in against President Donald John Trump. Story after story promotes Fake News about Russians and the like. Therefore I was surprised by this headline: "Democratic senator warns Mueller against issuing Russia report near 2018 election."

The man in question is Bob Casey Jr., who is seeking a third term from Pennsylvania, a state that went for Trump in 2016.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Skier Lindsey Vonn is the 44th to feel the Trump Effect

Lindsey Vonn said on CNN in December, "Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president. I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony.

"I want to represent our country well. I don't think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that."

Trump never responded to her taunt.

Today, the Olympics did.

Democrats regroup after meddling story explodes in their faces.

Robert Mueller is a joke. He indicted 13 Russians for, among other things, tricking a person into carrying a "Happy Birthday" sign in front of the White House.

We cannot throw Hillary in prison for exposing State secrets to the world on her illegal private server, but by golly we can indict trolls in St. Petersburg. Good luck on extradition, Muelly.

Maybe that's what he is counting on.

Cutting LeBron James down to size

Basketballer LeBron James decided to run his mouth about the president, saying Trump doesn’t "give a [F-bomb] about the people."

Trump did to James what he did in September when James called him a bum. Trump ignored him.

Sanctuary cities are a shopping mall for ICE

Sanctuary cities are a near perfect example of how liberalism works.

The local governments promise not to check ID. In turn, roughly 60% of the illegal aliens in this country now live in a sanctuary city.