Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Mark Dice: What a year!

The departing 2019 was an embarrassing year for leftists, highlighting the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax.

Iranian-backed thugs attacking US embassy in Iraq

American policy on Iran should be regime change.

From Fox News:
Crowds of angry Iraqis protesting America’s recent airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia laid siege to the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad Tuesday, chanting “Down, Down USA!” as they stormed through a main gate and prompting U.S. troops to fire back tear gas in response.

On Tuesday afternoon the chaotic scene was still unfolding in the Iraqi capital. At least six U.S. soldiers were seen standing on the roof of the main building pointing their firearms at the demonstrators and sounds of gunfire could be heard.

Two Iraqi foreign ministry officials initially told Reuters the U.S. ambassador and staff were evacuated, but U.S. officials pushed back, telling Fox News that the embassy has not been evacuated. Further, an official said Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller was not evacuated but has been out of the country on a previously planned vacation.

“Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible,” President Trump tweeted. “In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”

Monday, December 30, 2019

5 killed and at lest 24 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

The last weekend of the decade saw more shootings in Chicago. Over the last three days five people were shot to death and at least 24 others were wounded.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

(PragerU) The Best of Will Witt 2019

Let's take a look back at the closing year by way of PragerU's Will Witt.

Newsweek op-ed: Pelosi in playing games with Constitution over impeachment

Yes, there is life at Newsweek. In an op-ed Peter Roff exposes the fraud known as the impeachment of Donald J. Trump in an op-ed.
No one can be sure what her intent is. I'm not sure she even knows but her decision to wait before transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate is setting a bad precedent that puts politics ahead of the U.S. Constitution.

For all the work that's gone into addressing the charges against President Donald Trump, it's hard to argue they rise to the level of impeachable offenses. The charge of obstruction of Congress could just as easily be presented as a justifiable defense of executive power for which ample precedent exists. The allegation he abused the power of his office is likewise flawed. While U.S. policy toward Ukraine is legitimately a subject for congressional oversight it is hardly the stuff of which previous presidents were threatened with removal from office.

Remember, early on, how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opined on the gravity of impeachment and the need for bipartisanship? She got the latter at least, but not as she hoped. It was the Democrats who split their votes. Not a single Republican voted for impeachment. Three Democrats did along with Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard, who wants to be president and who voted "Present."

Oklahoma Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, a cool-headed senior member of the House of Representatives, may have put it best when he recently tweeted: "After running a totally partisan and closed impeachment process in the House, [Pelosi] now wants an open and bipartisan process in the Senate? That is the height of political hypocrisy!"

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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Trump calls Dems 'liars' for pumping brakes on impeachment rush

The leftists were eager to impeach President Trump before he was inaugurated. But because, other than hyper partisanship, they have no case against the president, they want to slow things down. Way down.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The President & First Lady's 2019 Christmas Message

President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady released a Christmas video this morning.

Among the highlights was this wish from Melania:
As we gather with loved ones this holiday, Americans across this land, are grateful for all the men and women in uniform who keep us safe — our military, our police and everyone in law enforcement.

2019 Christmas Decorations at the White House

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Merry Christmas 2019

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

PragerU: @realNapoleonBonaparte

Napoleon is one of the most misunderstood figures in history. Andrew Roberts clears things up in his book, Napoleon: A Life.

And he does so in the latest PragerU video.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Mark Dice: I Didn't Have Any Luck This Time

Mark Dice is losing his mojo, it seems.

Celebrities aren't blocking him like they once did.

4 killed and at least 33 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Chicago hasn't been as violent of late. But early Sunday morning, at a birthday memorial party for an assailant who was killed by a conceal-and-carry holder during a carjacking, 13 people were wounded in a mass shooting. That occurred in Englewood on the South Side.

City-wide four people were killed and at least 33 others wounded, that latter total includes the Englewood carnage.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

From Da Tech Guy, Review, The Two Popes

Today at Da Tech Guy I report on the latest major Netflix release. Review: The Two Popes.

13 wounded in mass shooting at memorial party for carjacker at Chicago home

Of late Chicago officials have been patting themselves on the back for the recent decline in shootings.

Then this happens, at a memorial service for a carjacker killed in April.

From CBS Chicago:
Detectives are questioning two people suspected of opening fire at a house party in Englewood overnight, wounding 13 people.

“It’s a terrible tragedy, and frankly an incredible act of cowardice. People were gathered in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of someone who was killed earlier this year,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said outside the University of Chicago Medical Center, where several victims were being treated Sunday morning.

Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said the shooting happened at a house party in honor of the life of a man who was slain in April. Dozens of officers were called to the scene near 57th and May around 12:30 a.m.

After a dispute at the memorial party for Irvin, someone started shooting inside the house, Waller said. As people were fleeing the house, at least one of those people started shooting at others who were running outside.
Amazingly, Waller called the mass shooting an "isolated incident."

Let's talk about Irvin, He would have turned 23 this weekend had he not been shot to death by the driver of the car that Irvin was attempting to cajrack. The motorist had a conceal-and-carry license and was not charged.

Englewood is a high crime area on the city's South Side.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Eric Clapton - White Christmas (Official Music Video)

With some appealing Claymation, here is the video of Eric Ckapton's rendition of White Christmas.

Biden: “Yes” Willing To Sacrifice 100,000s Of Blue-Collar Jobs For Green New Deal

"Good Ole Joe" fron Scranton, Pennsylvania is the best friend to the working man and the worming woman. Forget that Joe Biden hasn't lived in Scranton since Dwight Eisenhower was president, but "Joe the Regular Guy" is part of his song-and-dance.

But "Lunch Bucket Joe" in Thursday's presidential debate said he's willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue collar jobs to push thru the leftist nightmare known as the Green New Deal.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Geraldo: Pelosi betrayed by her own impeachment process

Nancy Pelosi is so mentally contorted over how she pushed impeachment of President Trump--that the House may not have actually impeached him.

Mark Dice: What's Up With This Weather Stuff?

Saturday is the first day of winter. So of course global warming hysteria is ramping up!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Biden urges McDonald's employees to unionize. How come the Dems never call for Facebook, Twitter, or Amazon to unionize?

Joe Biden wants employees at McDonald's restaurants to unionize.

Have you noticed that Democratic politicians never call on Facebook or Twitter to have unionized workforces? Of course they don't. Bigtime donor money comes from Silicon Valley. And Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, owns the leftists' beloved Washington Post.

The Dems are such hypocrites.

Oh, has the thought ever occurred to Biden that those tech companies are successful because they are not union shops?

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Ingraham: Liar, liar, liar

Laura Ingraham is right. The House Democrats are liars.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Mark Dice: I Don't Get No Respect!

Mark Dice has a serious side. Really.

Tucker: Impeachment is a terrible idea for the country

President Trump has been the victim of an impeachment investigation in search of a crime for over three years.

Tucker believes that impeachment is a horrible idea for America. He's right.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

John Stossel: The Case Against Socialism

If you are a thinking person you believe that the case for socialism is closed. It's a failure. But Rand Paul has writing a book titled The Case Against Socialism.

Trump leads all Democrats in USA Today poll

So much winning.

And USA Today is a liberal paper too.
The national survey, taken as the House of Representatives planned an impeachment vote and the Senate a trial, showed Trump defeating former Vice President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 5 points, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 8 points.

In hypothetical head-to-head contests, Trump also led South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 10 points and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg by 9.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

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Conservatives, Brexit, win big in the UK

Much like the 2016 Brexit vote, as well as the US presidential election that same year, the elites suffered a big defeat at the ballot box yesterday in Great Britain. The major pro-Brexit party in the UK, the Conservatives, won big. Britain will be leaving the European Union, the British version of the Deplorables has won. Again.

This is good tidings for the 2020 election in the United States.

Levin: Every president would be subject to impeachment under Dems' current articles

Watch as Mark Levin runs down the abuses of prior presidents. Trump's so-called crimes don't measure up.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Stocks soar on optimism of trade deal with China

There is so much winning. And to think leftists want to impeach President Trump. Maybe they want to do so because America is winning.

From Marketwatch:
U.S. stocks surged to new records Thursday propelled by reports the U.S. and China had reached at trade deal to avoid new tariffs due on Sunday, and roll back existing levies, in exchange for purchases of American agricultural products.

The benchmark S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes closed at record highs while the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw a new intraday record.
How are benchmarks performing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.79% closed 220.75 points, or 0.8% higher, at 28,132.05, just shy of a new all-time high. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.86% gained 26.95 points, or 0.9%, to close at 3,168.58, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.73% added 63.27 points, or 0.7%, to 8,717.32, both new records. The Russell 2000 RUT, +0.79% gained 15.63 points, 1%, to close at a new all-time high of 1,647.56.

CNN’s Borger: Polls of independent voters on impeachment "Do not look good for Democrats"

President Donald J. Trump is winning. And impeachment is losing. And the Democrats, according to CNN's Gloria Borger, are doing poorly on impeachment in regards to polling of independent voters.

Dem rep will vote "No" on impeachment

And he says others may join him.

From USA Today:
Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew said Wednesday that he will vote against articles of impeachment that outline the case for President Trump's removal from office, becoming the first Democrat to publicly say he will not vote with his colleagues.

Van Drew, a Democrat who represents a district in New Jersey that favored Trump by five points in 2016, has been a vocal opponent to the impeachment effort examining whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump denies the allegations and has called the inquiry a "hoax."

Van Drew said that he did not think Trump's conduct was grounds for impeachment and that impeachment would only end up helping the president in 2020.

"I don't see anything there worthy of actually taking a president out of office," he said. "I'm concerned about splitting our nation apart."

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time's Person of the Year is Greta Thunberg

When I learned this news of course it was snowing where I live.

From NBC News:
Greta Thunberg, the soft-spoken Swedish teen who became a global conscience for climate change and environmental activism, has been named Time’s Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

The magazine announced 16-year old Thunberg as its choice Wednesday exclusively on "TODAY."

"She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a worldwide movement," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal told "TODAY," adding that Thunberg is the magazine's youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year.

Mark Dice on impeachment: Nobody even cares--and they can't believe it!

Most Americans are going about their lives as if impeachment means nothing to them.

Because it doesn't.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Trump, House Democrats, agree on USMCA

In a cynical move likely to appease Democrats representing pro-Trump districts--my guess is the House Dems agreed to its timing--an accord on the replacement of NAFTA, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, was reached this morning between President Trump and the lower chamber.

Of course today the House announced its two vague impeachment charges this morning as well.

Called out on bipartisan opposition to impeachment, Illinois Dem congressman Quigley calls it "extraordinarily marginal"

One of the embarrassments among the Democrats in the House of Representatives is Mike Quigley (D-IL). During a House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing last month, Quigley remarked, "Hearsay can be much better evidence" than direct evidence. Really? Hearsay evidence can only be used in court for exceptionally unique reasons, such as in the Drew Peterson case. You remember him? He's nasty Illinois ex-cop whose wives kept vanishing.

This morning Quigley struck dog dirt again. Support for impeachment is a monoculture of Dems. Opposition to it is bipartisan, although so far only a very few Democrats appear to be against it. When confronted on CNN with this reality, Quigley responded that this opposition is "extraordinarily marginal."

The odds of the president being removed from office by the Senate is also extraordinarily marginal, Mike.

Trump impeachment charges based on Democrats hatred of him

Yes, the Democrats have been talking about impeaching President Trump ever since his upset victory over Hillary Clinton three years ago.

Or, in the words of US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), "We're going to impeach the mother*cker."

Today House Democrats announced two broad impeachment charges against him, abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

They have nothing on Trump. Oh, except this item: they hate him.

Monday, December 09, 2019

From Da Tech Guy: Review of Who, the new album by the Who

It was forty years ago yesterday. What am I talking about? Click on the link to learn more: Review of Who, the new album by the Who.

(PragerU) The Amazing History of Christmas

William Federer, the author of There Really Is A Santa Claus, recounts the fascinating history of the Christmas holiday.

Mark Dice: Bernie Sanders Get BIG Endorsement

The socialist center has the backing of someone who has become quite wealthy under the capitaliist system.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Day after retired priest charged in deadly hit-and-run, church website still links to his retirement video

Last week a teacher a teacher at St. Michael's School in Orland Park, Illinois was killed by a hit and run driver. Another educator was injured. The church's former pastor, Paul Burak, faces charges regarding All were in attendance at a Christmas party in the southwest Chicago suburb.

From ABC Chicago:
Investigators said Burak was driving drunk when he hit the women, then kept on driving.

According to prosecutors, the former priest admitted to police that he was "blacked out" and drunk after drinking a Manhattan cocktail and a glass of wine.

Burak is charged with aggravated DUI causing death, aggravated DUI causing bodily harm, failure to report an accident causing death and failure to report an accident causing injury.
This news broke last night. According to ABC Chicago, Burak suffers from glaucoma and Parkinson's disease.

On the St. Michael's web site, there's still a link to the Burak retirement video, which is also posted on YouTube.

Hello St. Mike's Church: Perhaps you need to update your website.

From Mark Levin by way of Doug Ross: The Next Democrat President Must be Impeached

Has the Great One, Mark Levin, ever been wrong: MARK LEVIN: The Next Democrat President Must be Impeached.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Silent Night 1977 (Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins)

A silent winter night, a clear one, means a dazzling view of the stars. And there are so many here as Johnny Cash is joined by Roy Clark, Carl Perkins, Roy Oribson, and of course June Carter Cash to perform "Silent Night."

Biden refuses to admit it was wrong for his son to serve on Burisma board while he was VP

During an interview in Iowa with Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart, Joe Biden wouldn't admit it was wrong for his son Hunter to serve on the board of Burisma while he was vice president.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Tapper: Vote against impeachment will be bipartisan

I'm sure it pained "Fake Jake" Tapper to say this, but support for impeachment is only a Democratic thing. Opposition to it is bipartisan.

Mark Dice: Super Joe!

Did Joe Biden call an Iowa voter fat?

Thursday, December 05, 2019

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Dem rep Al Green: "No limit to the number of times" Dems will try to impeach Trump

Congressman Al Green of Texas should be the face of the Democratic Party. Previously he said that President Trump needs to be impeached--and presumably removed from office as well--because otherwise he'll be reelected.

Now Green says that there is "no limit to the number of times" that the president can be impeached.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

John Stossel: One Fix for Hollywood Bias

There is all kinds of diversity in Hollywood. Except for diversity of thought.

That means conservatism, John Stossel says, is difficult to find in the entertainment industry.

Mark Dice: Bye Bye Kamala!

Kamala Harris was viewed as a top contender for the Democratic nomination for president.

Now she's out of money and out of the race.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Kennedy: Lisa Page playing the victim is ‘laughable’

Fox Business' Kennedy isn't buying Lisa Page's victim status.

Fired Chicago police chief found slumped over in his SUV was out drinking with woman not his wife

I was always suspicious about the "retirement" of Chicago's police chief. Mayor Lori Lightfoot yesterday fired him.

From WGN-TV:
During a press conference Monday, Lightfoot told reporters she had reviewed the inspector general's report of the incident, as well as video, and was left with no choice but to fire Johnson.

“I saw things that were inconsistent with what Mr. Johnson had told me personally and what he revealed to members of the public,” she said.

Sources said the city inspector general's office obtained video of Johnson drinking for a few hours on the evening of Oct. 16 with a woman who was not his wife at the Ceres Cafe, a popular restaurant and bar at the Chicago Board of Trade building.

Later that night around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, Johnson was spotted slumped over the wheel of his black SUV near his Bridgeport home.
Johnson blamed his dozing off on a mix up with medication.

Two months ago Johnson refused to attend a speech by President Donald Trump at police chiefs convention held in Chicago, citing Chicago "values."

Monday, December 02, 2019

PragerU: The Myth of Voter Suppression

The latest theme from the Democrats about Donald Trump and the Republican Party is that it is a cult.

Rather, it's the Dems who lead a cult by perpetuating falsehoods--such as the existence of voter suppression in America.

Jason Riley, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, sheds truth in this latest PragerU video.

Mark Dice: Brian Stelter is a Star!

Mark Dice really did make Brian Stelter, the host of the ludicrously named "Reliable Sources" on CNN, a star.