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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.

First Amazon reviews of Fake News Follies are posted

Four readers were kind enough to leave an Amazon review of my new volume, "Fake News Follies of 2017." I thank them not only for reading the book but for taking the time to post a  review.

Let's take a look at them.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Prominent Republican Donor" can pound salt

"Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons" blared the headline in the New York Times. (Not linked because it is a pay wall.)

That fat-cat-calls-the-shots crap may work in the Democratic Party but in Trump's party, the people call the shots -- not Rich Uncle Pennybags.

Florida shooting shows not to rely on the FBI

People are asking why didn't the FBI follow up on the tips about the gunman who went on to kill 17 people at a high school in Florida?

That's the wrong question.

We should ask: why didn't the tipsters report their suspicions to the local police or sheriff's office?

Abortion's role in mass murder

"Woman puts baby up for adoption, he grows up to be a violent young man who will spend the rest of his life in prison for a mass murder. Tell me more about how abortions are wrong," reporter-model (Breitbart's description) Becky Griffin on Twitter.

Steve Jobs.

Goldman Sachs bet on failure

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, admitted to CNN that the United States economy would not have soared under a Hillary presidency. Blankfein credited Trump for the economic boom.

And yet Blankfein and his company went whole hog for Hillary.

Mad Hatter Mueller makes "Happy Birthday" a felony

Oh, I wish I could draw a straight line.

Or even a gay one, because I have an idea for a cartoon of Special Counsel Robert Mueller as the Mad Hatter in his continuing criminal investigation in search of a crime.

Friday, February 16, 2018

I am on the radio

I swore off radio interviews after Jimmy Wales sandbagged me on Christmas week. He's a big deal in England. But Silvio Canto Jr. asked me. So I had to say yes because we go back, gosh, 10 years. He talked Teri O'Brien into interviewing me for "Dangerous Thinkers," and I was flabbergasted when she asked me. (Check out whom she has interviewed.)

We talked for 40 minutes. (I am a writer, not a talker, Jim.) She got me to talk.

The result is here. Please enjoy, and give me your reactions at DonSurber@GMail,com

Oh and there is an Apple iTunes version. Free. Please give it a good review for Teri.

I'll skip the usual book plug in this post.

Indictments show Mueller is a joke

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller's decision today to indict 13 Russians for -- as NBC put it -- "election meddling" has to be a joke.

As Peggy Lee sang, "Is That All There Is?"

ABC cranks it to 11 and calls Trump insane

You want to know how deeply vested in corruption major companies like Disney are? Disney through its ABC subsidiary just called the President of the United States insane.

Oh the headline attributed the statement to Jimmy Kimmel, but he's just a meat puppet.

California communism is in the cards

Monterey County is just south of San Jose and the whole Bay area. A new Facebook group got some play in the local weekly paper. It is called Collectivize Monterey County.

So what are they going top collectivize? Farming? Fishing? Restoring 1950s Buicks (which is really big in Cuba)?

Trump smoked Democrats on DACA

Remember in September when every expert pundit in Washington and on TV said President Trump had caved on DACA?  From my laptop in Poca, West Virginia, I advised readers to relax. Wait and see what will happen.

Now we see what is happening.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Washington Post corrects a gun error -- and makes two of its own

Hats off to John Woodrow Cox and Steven Rich of the Washington Post for calling out multi-billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun front group, Everytown for Gun Safety, for politicizing a tragedy and pumping out garbage statistics.

"No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong," the headline to their local story said. I do not link pay walls unless they share the lot.