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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Mecca calls off fatwa against Jews

Last year, the American media missed the story of the year: the election of Donald John Trump as our 45th president.

This year, the American media missed an even bigger story.

Veteran unemployment hits record low

"Veteran unemployment rates fall to record low in October," the Fox News headline screamed.

Overall, the unemployment rate is 4.1 percent -- the lowest in 17 years.

For America's veterans it is 2.7 percent.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

American media misses another big news story: Hezbollah’s fall

President Trump made overseas visits in May, June, and July. The one in May was particularly historic as Air Force One became the first passenger plane to fly directly from Riyadh to Israel since the creation of modern Israel in 1948.

The press ignored the acknowledgement that Arabs and Jews are working together to battle Islamic terrorism. Instead we were treated to nonsense about handshakes.

Trump may be saving Social Security

A funny thing happened on the way to the collapse of Social Security.

It didn't.

Bill's stain won't go away

President Trump brings great clarity to the world, which is why half of us love him and half do not.

He has shown that America's media is full of phonies and fools who stand for nothing but ratings. The Fox News All-Stars in particular turned out to be conservative in name only, and I have noticed several of the biggest fakers are gone.

Saint Preet investigated

Preet Bharara -- hailed by the press as a tough prosecutor -- now faces an investigation by Turkish officials for his handling of a case against a citizen of Turkey.

Pass me the popcorn.

What Republicans stand for

As the party flounders because its leaders still have not recovered from the 2016 election. Just like the Democrats, Republican leaders cannot believe that we really elected Trump president.

The Republican rank-and-file need to fill the void, and re-set the party's principles.

My proposal is simple.

Republicans should stand up for the individual, which means they should stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stretch of the day

I love this headline in the Washington Blade:
Rep. Wilson’s former intern caught on Grindr using racist epithets
The fellow in question was trying to pick up a black fellow on the site which is used by gay people to pick one another up online.

But I want to know what the reaction is from Rep. Wilson’s former intern's cousin's best friend's mother's reaction is to this incident. Sadly, the Blade did not interview her.

PolitiFact fact-checks satiric site

Duffel Blog is a satirical site with a take-no-prisoners attitude toward the military.

How the Franken groping story should be reported

I read a dispatch in the Columbus Dispatch that showed perfectly how bias works in the media.

Time to ask: What do liberals gain from crime in the cities?

President Trump's administration rounds up MS-13 gangsters -- many of them imported from Central America by Democrats under Barack Obama's lawless regime.

Many of these thugs live in sanctuary cities where they are protected -- not arrested -- by the police.

What gives?

No, Andrea Mitchell, press coverage does not matter

The Trump administration decided to allow the import of African elephant ivory, which the press -- in its ignorance of the issue -- immediately branded the decision as killing off all elephants on that continent.

President Trump pulled back on the permission. Andrea Mitchell of the star-crossed Comcast news operation declared victory.

Friday, November 17, 2017

North Korea is too hungry to fight a war

Novelist Thomas Wictor made the case that the soldier who defected from North Korea shows that North Korea is in no shape to fight any war.

Tailhook should have solved the problem

The 35th annual convention of the Tailhook Association in Las Vegas was a rowdy good time for the 1,500 or so former and present Navy pilots who attended in 1991. The commander-in-chief was a Navy pilot in World War II.

They had a great time.

The 83 women and seven men sexually assaulted, not so much.

Tax cut: Only corporate taxes matter

House passage of the tax cut on Thursday was good news. No one is sure if the Senate will pass one, and whether the House will go along with it.

While the discussion will center on the peripherals of child care tax credits and the like, the only thing that will bring about 5% annual growth is a cut in the corporate tax rate.

Remember when they touted Franken as the "Trump Slayer"?

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, had a brilliant idea in May 2016. Why not have Hillary pick Al Franken as her running mate?

Franken would destroy Trump. Bwa ha ha ha.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mattis: 95% of Islamic State is gone

I must have missed the Drudge Report links to this story, but General Mattis last week told NATO, “95% of the territory once held by ISIS is now liberated and our partners continue to secure more each day.”

The group that Obama once smugly dismissed as the JV squad (after he personally killed Osama bin Laden) finally is contained after three years of ravaging Syria, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East.

Thank you government for increasing carbon dioxide

Using ethanol to stretch out American oil supplies began in the 1970s. The tune changed to fighting global warming sometime in the 1980s, as the farm lobby found a steady customer for maize and soy.

But now the climate change crowd is turning on ethanol.

Speeding deportations

Presidents Bush 41 and 43, Clinton, and Obama were clever. They created a backlog of immigration deportation cases by not appointing enough judges to hear the cases.

More than 600,000 illegal aliens are enjoying a de facto two-year visa as it now takes 672 days on average to deport them.

President Trump is ending the free ride.