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SNL alumni not offended by Franken vouch for beleaguered senator

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:13

**Written by Doug Powers

This could be the funniest thing to come from SNL in years, and the tragedy is that it’ll never make the cut for a sketch on the show:

Three dozen women who worked with Sen. Al Franken during his tenure on “Saturday Night Live” came out in defense of the Minnesota Democrat facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

In the letter, the women slammed Franken’s behavior toward Leeann Tweeden — who accused the lawmaker of forcibly kissing and groping her more than a decade ago — as “stupid and foolish” but wrote that “not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior” from the former SNL cast member.

“We feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken, whom we have all had the pleasure of working with over the years on Saturday Night Live (SNL). What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms. Tweeden, and to the public,” the women wrote. “In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant.”

There’s enough material here out of which to make a great sketch on SNL, if only it weren’t about SNL.

JUST IN: Women staff of "Saturday Night Live" sign letter in support of Sen. Al Franken pic.twitter.com/osN6IwMgvB

— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 21, 2017

Hey, the same thing would have happened if Franken were a Republican, right? RIGHT!?

Somewhere in the world a person accused of bank robbery might have just been inspired to get character references from all the banks he didn’t rob.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Why some congressmen cling to the job for life, part VII: Taxpayer-funded harassment insurance

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:36

**Written by Doug Powers

The latest member of Congress to be named in a harassment story is a Democrat who has been in the House since the continental ice sheet carved out the Great Lakes: Michigan Rep. John Conyers. Taxpayers, take note of the amount of money Conyers reportedly gave the woman to settle the complaint, because you paid for it:

The website BuzzFeed News reported on Monday that the office of Conyers, 88, paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the complaint under a confidentiality agreement.

BuzzFeed also published affidavits from former staff members who said they had witnessed Conyers touching female staffers inappropriately —rubbing their legs and backs — or requesting sexual favors. One former staffer said one of her duties was “to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources.”
[…]
BuzzFeed said it received the documents from right-wing activist Mike Cernovich, but independently confirmed their authenticity. Cernovich said he gave the documents to BuzzFeed News because Democrats would “try to discredit the story by attacking the messenger” if he published them himself.

Conyers is the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and the longest-serving current member of the House, having arrived in 1965. Calls to Conyers and his office seeking comment were not immediately returned Monday night.

I’m waiting for Conyers’ excuse to be “hey, what else is a guy to do while his wife’s in the slammer?”

Here’s the most maddening part: It isn’t just Franken, Conyers, etc. Congress has an entire cash pot set aside to settle claims against representatives & senators.

The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve violations filed by employees of Congress. https://t.co/i1019Amxcv

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 21, 2017

And by “the government” they mean “taxpayers.”

Conyers allegedly used taxpayer funds to bring women to him, and then again used taxpayer funds to settle complaints. One reason some politicians try to cling to the job for life is that you can’t get that sort of 3rd-party-funded sexual harassment insurance in the private sector.

According to Buzzfeed, the complaint against Conyers was settled in 2014, when Republican John Boehner was House Speaker and Nancy Pelosi the Dem Minority Leader. Both Boehner and Pelosi have gone full Sgt. Schultz and claimed they knew nothing of the settlement. If that’s true (big “IF”), where’s the oversight? For now, it sounds like the system was designed to be one giant plausible deniability machine. As if some politicians’ behavior towards others wasn’t bad enough, they also can’t stop groping taxpayers’ wallets.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Newsweek now considers Trump to be a member of *the family

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:17

**Written by Doug Powers

*The Manson family

Hell got a little more crowded yesterday after Charles Manson died, and Newsweek obviously just couldn’t help themselves, because nothing is too stupid anymore:

How murderer Charles Manson and President Donald Trump used similar language to gain followers https://t.co/SWNeoff4vY pic.twitter.com/pBPeHLXqAG

— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 20, 2017

For the article’s headline, Newsweek removed the word “similar”:

Have you ever used language? If so you might be just like Charles Manson!

**Written by Doug Powers

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The ‘I’ in ‘IRS’ now stands for ‘Irony’ (as inspired by Lois Lerner)

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:07

**Written by Doug Powers

Last month, the Justice Department announced settlements had been reached with conservative groups the IRS admitted targeting for scrutiny during the totally scandal-free Obama administration. Last week, Lois Lerner and a person she worked with at the IRS at the time said they would fight unsealing of depositions for this reason:

Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate.

“Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” attorneys for the two women argued.

Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz gave taped depositions in a class-action lawsuit brought by tea party groups demanding answers and compensation for having been subjected to illegal targeting for their political beliefs.

In other words, Lerner & Company fear further information about their targeting could make them targets for those they targeted? The “I” in “IRS” should now stand for “Irony.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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10 months after 8 years of Obama, Joe Biden says America in grave danger

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:34

**Written by Doug Powers

Does Joe remember who was in charge for eight years up until January 20th? Maybe not:

Former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at President Trump on Saturday for creating a “dangerous” climate in America.

Biden, while speaking about his upcoming book at the Miami Book Fair in Florida, paused to discuss the Trump administration. He accused the president of not caring about the working class voters that put him in the White House and said he and his advisors take advantage of “change and pain.”

“I think it’s one of the most dangerous times in modern history,” Biden said, according to the Miami Herald.
[…]
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In 2012, Biden sounded the alarm that Mitt Romney was going to “put y’all back in chains,” but Joe obviously wanted to prove to the country that his demagoguery tank remains far from empty. The only way this would be “one of the most dangerous times in modern history” would be if all Americans collectively heeded Biden’s shotgun advice.

Besides, the last thing the world needs is another lecture about caring for the working class from a Dem who supported the 2016 candidate who pledged to put coal industry workers out of jobs.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Epilogue XXIV: Hillary forgets different reason Bill ‘survived’ ’92 campaign

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:29

**Written by Doug Powers

A Clinton Foundation event marking the 25th anniversary of Bill’s 1992 campaign was scheduled before Hillary lost last November and when organizers were probably certain it would be a celebration of two presidents. Instead the event had all the positive energy of Hillary’s “victory” party after the election. But at least it was nice of Hillary to remind Bill that she had it so much tougher than he did:

“Unfortunately our body politic’s immune system has been impaired because there has been a concerted effort starting with the creation of the Fox network — it wasn’t there when Bill first ran, it was one of the reasons he probably survived, it was there when he ran the second time — it and all of its associated media outlets who are by no means delivering news. They are delivering partisan advocacy positions irrespective of the truth, the facts, the evidence,” Clinton said.

“I think we’ve got to stand up regardless of what party regardless of our own ideological beliefs. A democracy depends on an informed citizenry that has access to accurate information. And I will tell you that there is no such thing as an alternative fact it does not exist in politics or in nature,” she continued.

The universe is one more Clinton lecture about “accurate information” away from collapsing into a black hole from which not even light or the sound of Bill saying “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” can escape. Hillary said a lack of Fox News back in ’92 was a reason Bill survived that campaign, but she totally ignored another reason: A wife who was ready, willing and able to shove many women under the bus so she (and he) could get a grip on power.

This is like hearing Bonnie & Clyde bitching about the rising crime rate:

Liberals really do lament a time when only their like-minded cronies had control of all major media outlets.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Emergency! Soros, Pelosi handing out new Resistance playbooks in Calif.

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:02

**Written by Doug Powers

Is there a certain billionaire Dem Party puppet master out there who isn’t happy with his return on investment in recent years? It sounds like updated “Resistance” playbooks are being handed out in California this weekend:

Liberal billionaire George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite.

The four-day event in Carlsbad, titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” asked that guests refrain from contacting the media or posting to social media, the agenda shows.

Other speakers appearing in person or via video were expected to include U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-Minn.; and Democrats Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and governor-elect Ralph Northam of Virginia.

Special guest speakers were listed as CNN contributor Van Jones and Center for American Progress CEO Neera Tanden.

The conference, which began Wednesday and runs through Saturday at La Costa Resort, was organized by the Democracy Alliance, a network of liberal donors

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the conference agenda (at least one progressive conference attendee possesses sensitive party material about as responsibly as Hillary Clinton handled classified emails):

The first page of the conference agenda, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and can be viewed in its entirety below, lays out “participation guidelines,” explaining that the Democracy Alliance is a “safe place” for donors and activists to meet. Guests are instructed not to share members’ names with the press and not to post to any social media sites, to contact Democracy Alliance if “the media or a blogger” contacts them, and to “refrain from leaving sensitive materials out where others may find them.”

This latter directive was ignored.

The Dems are always so open and honest about their true intentions that they have to try and keep them completely under wraps.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Hillary Clinton’s election loss denial circus enters 2nd year

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:45

**Written by Doug Powers

Everybody remembers this Hillary Clinton classic from a couple weeks before the 2016 presidential election:

Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election.

That’s a direct threat to our democracy.

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 24, 2016

That’s right up there with Hillary’s other all-time classics such as “like with a cloth or something” and “of course I believed Bill when he said the reason he was spotted in Vegas with no pants was that he’d generously donated his to a homeless person.”

But Hillary showed this week that she has no intention of applying any statute of limitations to her scapegoating and denial. If you’re keeping a timeline, Clinton’s excuse parade has now entered its second year:

In an interview with Mother Jones in downtown Manhattan, Clinton said Russian meddling in the election “was one of the major contributors to the outcome.” The Russians used “weaponized false information,” she said, in “a very successful disinformation campaign” that “wasn’t just influencing voters—it was determining the outcome.”

Republican efforts to make it harder to vote—through measures such as voter ID laws, shortened early voting periods, and new obstacles to registration—likewise “contributed to the outcome,” Clinton said. These moves received far less attention than Russian interference but arguably had a more demonstrable impact on the election result. According to an MIT study, more than 1 million people did not vote in 2016 because they encountered problems registering or at the polls. Clinton lost the election by a total of 78,000 votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Here’s my favorite part of the interview: Why did she lose Wisconsin? Why, GOP voter suppression efforts of course:

“In a couple of places, most notably Wisconsin, I think it had a dramatic impact on the outcome,” Clinton said of voter suppression.

The GOP’s alleged voter suppression efforts were so successful they prevented Hillary from even entering the state to campaign!

Update:

The back-to-back is even more pathetic in video form:

Hillary Clinton, 2016: "By questioning the legitimacy of the election, Trump is threatening our democracy!"

Hillary Clinton, 2017: "I have questions about the legitimacy of the election."

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Judicial nominee’s ‘right to marry bacon’ joke had Sen. Pat Leahy sizzling mad

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:28

**Written by Doug Powers

How many times can satire die this year? New records are being set daily.

In 2015, then Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett, known for being snarky on Twitter, tweeted this:

I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6

— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015

As the Founders intended!

It couldn’t have been a more obvious joke, but now that Willett’s a nominee to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court, Dems have to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Vermont lefty Sen. Pat Leahy didn’t find that funny, not one bit!

Patrick Leahy, a top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday questioned a federal judgeship nominee’s ability to interpret Supreme Court precedent over a tweet about wanting a constitutional right to marry bacon.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, who has been nominated to serve as United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, wrote on Twitter in 2015 around the same time as the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage that “I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon,” alongside an image of crackling breakfast dish.

In Wednesday’s confirmation hearing, Leahy suggested that the bacon tweet showed Willett’s disdain for the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriages.

“I don’t think one would see that as praising the Supreme Court decisions,” Leahy said of the tweet.

Willett explained that he meant the tweet as a mild joke to lighten the tension in a tense political climate.

That’s the Senate committee hearing equivalent of an old man yelling at a cloud.

I know what my response to Leahy would have been…

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:55

Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

The verdict is in.

I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst.

For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. The jury remained deadlocked as of Tuesday. A new Media Research Center analysis reported that ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 40 times more of their morning and evening TV newscast coverage this past week to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual assault accusers than to the ongoing federal trial of one of the Democrats’ most powerful, visible and entrenched figures on Capitol Hill.

Four years ago, when the FBI raided the Florida home of creepy Democratic donor and eye doctor Salomon Melgen, Menendez suddenly remembered that he had failed to pay back his “hermano” $60,000 for private-jet flights to the Caribbean — where Melgen owns a tony home in the private Casa de Campo resort.

As the party-boy buds tell it, their two decades of favor-trading were innocent, brotherly acts of affection. That little reimbursement thing for joy rides shuttling Menendez, his girlfriend, his son and his son’s office manager around the world? It “fell through the cracks,” the former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lawyer explained.

Oopsie.

As government investigators discovered, the “friendship” entailed much more than backslaps and beach nights. Melgen was convicted this spring on 67 counts of massive Medicare fraud totaling $90 million. Prosecutors allege Menendez and his staff pulled strings and put pressure on public officials to back off Melgen’s billing blow-up. Menendez asserts he did nothing illegal and acted not out of obligation to a high-dollar donor, but because of his sincere policy concerns about how Medicare is run.

How noble.

My favorite M&M production involves what I dubbed the 36DD visa program. This is not in dispute: Menendez and his staff pressured the State Department to expedite the foreign tourist and student visa approval processes for a bevy of buxom foreign beauties. One of them, Brazilian actress and porn pinup star Juliana Lopes Leite (a.k.a. “Girlfriend 1”), had her F-1 student visa application moved to the top of the pile in 2008 after Menendez and his staff intervened as a favor to model-lovin’ Melgen.

Another, Rosiell Polanco-Suera, testified that her rejected visa application (along with her sister’s) received reconsideration and instant approval after Melgen promised to “fix it” by reaching out to Menendez.

Flying the crony skies on taxpayer time. Systematically bilking sick old people. Turning America’s visa programs into an international dating app for Dem donors.

Ho-hum.

Top Democrat leaders, so quick to call for the resignation of GOP candidates convicted in the court of public opinion, remain noncommittal about where they’ll stand if Menendez is convicted. Liberal media partisans are deliberately ignoring the story because they are incapacitated by Trump Derangement Syndrome. Women’s advocates looked the other way at Justice Department court filings on “specific, corroborated allegations that defendants Menendez and Melgen had sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.”

The collective silence on Sleaze-Bob — busy raising more than $6 million for his re-election campaign and legal defense fund — roars louder than Melgen’s private jet engines.

Turns out “The Resistance” can’t and won’t resist a crapweasel when Democratic Party coffers and the balance of power in Washington are at stake.

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Joe Biden still go-to guy for making a fool of himself about guns

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:57

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s been a while since Joe “fire the shotgun through the door” Biden has been given the opportunity to offer his Wiley Coyote-esque advice about firearms. On the Today Show Tuesday morning, Biden was totally cornered by a rather simple question, so he did something a career politician has been trained to do: Try and dodge it:

During an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, an audience member asked Biden asked how he would “justify the Democratic view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun.” But Biden talked more broadly about the need for gun control.

“First of all, the kind of gun he was carrying, he shouldn’t be carrying,” Biden said in an apparent reference to the Texas church shooter. He then mentioned a gun control law he had introduced while in the Senate.

The shooter used an AR-15, and the question was about the man who ultimately made the gunman flee by shooting him — with his AR-15. Biden answered that the killer “shouldn’t be carrying” that gun, but the man who stopped him was also carrying it. Hey Joe, what the shooter “shouldn’t” have been doing was killing people with it!

Here’s Biden trying to dodge a car but instead jumping in front of a bus in the process:

Too bad nobody had time to make Biden, who of course called for more national gun control laws, dodge another question about the failure of his beloved federal bureaucracy in this particular case.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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It’s ALIVE! VRWC resuscitated to explain ‘why many doubted Broaddrick’s claims’

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:16

**Written by Doug Powers

A wave of sexual assault allegations sweeping across Hollywood and politics has brought with it a renewed look at the allegations against Bill Clinton. Democrats at the time waved off the allegations from Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers and many others as “personal” Clinton issues and nobody else’s business. Clinton’s accusers were smeared and slandered (with super-feminist Hillary leading the way at the time) in attempts to discredit them. Now that Clinton fans are being forced to confront the past, it isn’t happening without first applying a spin so dizzying it should be sponsored by Dramamine. Why did Dems laugh off accusations against Bill Clinton? Blame Republicans!

Right-wing conspiracy theories about Bill Clinton are why many doubted Broaddrick's claims, argues @michelleinbklyn https://t.co/meVE5S6hUW

— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) November 14, 2017

So Hillary’s attempt to quell “bimbo eruptions” was a right-wing disinformation campaign? Who knew!?

This is from a Times column titled “I Believe Juanita” that should have included the subtitle “Now that it can’t be politically damaging to the Clintons”:

The Clinton years, in which epistemological warfare emerged as a key part of the Republican political arsenal, show us why we should be wary of allegations that bubble up from the right-wing press. At the time, the reactionary billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife was bankrolling the Arkansas Project, which David Brock, the former right-wing journalist who played a major role in it, described as a “multimillion-dollar dirty tricks operation against the Clintons.” Various figures in conservative media accused Bill Clinton of murder, drug-running and using state troopers as pimps. Brock alleges that right-wing figures funneled money to some of Clinton’s accusers.

In this environment, it would have been absurd to take accusations of assault and harassment made against Clinton at face value.

Now there’s a talking point that might catch fire in the media. The “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” Hillary used to like to blame just got vaster!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants warning labels on fossil fuels, but let’s start here first

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:44

**Written by Doug Powers

Arnold Schwarzenegger has an idea that could have an impact, as long as you believe somebody 100 miles from home might stop at a gas station for a fill-up and say to themselves, “You know, I was going to get enough fuel to get home but because this warning label says it might contribute to polar ice cap melt I think I’ll try and walk it”:

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and Hollywood actor and film producer, issued a challenge on Sunday to governments to start labeling fossil fuels with a public health warning that their use could cause illness and death.

He lauded the World Health Organization (WHO) for sealing a 164-nation tobacco control pact in 2003 that led to consumers of cigarettes and cigars being alerted to the health risks of smoking, including lung cancer.

A similar accord could be put in place for products derived from fossil fuels such as oil and coal, which emit planet-warming gases when burned, said the politician and environmental activist.

“Wouldn’t it be great now if they could… make the same pact with the rest of the world to go and say, ‘Let’s label another thing that is killing you – which is fossil fuels,’” he said to applause on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Bonn.

I’ve got a better idea to try first: Require rich celebs to put “Warning: Eco-Hypocrite Aboard” stickers on their private jets:

It’s a little like standing in a room in the 1940s and listening to Humphrey Bogart call for warning labels on cigarettes while he’s blowing the smoke from a half pack of Winstons in your face.

Schwarzenegger, pictured above in 2009 demonstrating how climate change could cause a giant hand to envelop San Francisco’s Treasure Island, has called for warning labels on fossil fuels

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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‘WHAT network news bias,’ example #3,642

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:16

**Written by Doug Powers

As is often the case, evidence of MSM bias often isn’t found in what they do cover, but what they don’t.

The wind-up from Newsbusters:

If there was any doubt about the liberal media’s double-standard when it comes to policing politicians’ character, the last 24 hours have made it clear: All three networks have given heavy coverage to the serious accusations against a Republican Senate candidate, while the ongoing federal trial of a Democratic Senator has been largely hidden from view.

And the pitch:

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey has now been on trial for 65 days. Menendez has been charged with taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for political favors. Yet, in all that time, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News haven’t even mentioned the trial once. NBC’s Today also hasn’t covered this trial at all, while ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning have managed to give it one story each (1 minute, 48 seconds for ABC and 22 seconds for CBS).

Even Sgt. Schultz would tell these clowns they’re WAY overdoing it on the selective willful ignorance shtick.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Déjà vu: These polls about 2020 seem REALLY familiar for some reason

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:49

**Written by Doug Powers

Because the DNC refuses to ever acknowledge the existence of the definition of insanity, they’ll be eager to hinge their hopes of winning back the White House on polls like these (Zogby Analytics and Politico/Morning Consultant):

Polls like those are exactly why an overconfident Clinton campaign ordered new drapes for the Oval Office in 2016, which on election night were removed from boxes, placed on the end of broomsticks and used to mop up Hillary’s tears, Swiffer-style.

This time around, to try and bring some energy and youth to the Democrat presidential ticket, a Joe Biden campaign isn’t entirely outside the realm of possibility:

Joe Biden thinks it’s critical that Donald Trump not get a second term — and though it’s early, he doesn’t yet see anyone else who could stop that from happening.

So, he’s been telling people privately, that might mean he’ll just have to run himself.

After beginning the year both teasing a 2020 bid and ruling one out — sometimes on the same day — Biden in recent months has shifted unmistakably in favor of running, say multiple people who’ve been in touch with the former vice president and his team.

Do it, Joe! Other early possibilities for Dems are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. And you just know Hillary’s going to make some sort of return, like Jason Voorhees in the DNC’s version of another Friday the 13th movie.

Don’t look now, but the Dems’ streak of consecutive episodes of being in love with Saturday Night Live might have ended last night:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Hollywood helping Dems win back heartland with movie about Wendy Davis

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:45

**Written by Doug Powers

Sandra Bullock is set to star in a movie about Wendy Davis’s partial-birth abortion filibuster. The unofficial running title of the film is “How Trump Won a 2nd Term” and should be released just in time to ensure Dem candidates lose red states even worse than the last time:

Sandra Bullock will star in the spec “Let Her Speak” as Texas senator Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster helped stall an anti-abortion bill in the Texas state house.

Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal are on board to produce through their Escape Artists banner.

At the time, Davis was a little known Democratic senator who soon became a national icon on the subject of abortion after filibustering for 11 hours in order to stall a bill, and ultimately delaying its passage beyond the midnight deadline for the end of the legislative session. The bill would have included more restrictive abortion regulations for Texas and would have closed all abortion clinics in the state.

I can’t wait to see how Hollywood glorifies somebody trying to keep late-term abortions legal as a “win” for freedom. Maybe they should just set the nauseating Center for Medical Progress undercover videos to the “Rocky” theme song and save some money on production costs.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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‘Scream helplessly at the sky’ event fails to remove Trump from office

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:52

**Written by Doug Powers

Trump-triggered lefties were told if their barbaric yawps were loud enough, Hillary Clinton would become president. Much to The Resistance’s surprise though — after screaming their lungs out on the one-year anniversary of the night Hillary shotgunned an entire box of Franzia Sunset Blush in a darkened NYC hotel room while driving a knife through a pillow sporting a crude drawing of James Comey — the despondent howls were futile:

People across the country gathered Wednesday night to scream into the sky to mark the anniversary of Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Thousands were expected to attend events planned in New York City, Philadelphia, Dallas and other major cities. The idea was self-explanatory, as people came to public gathering places, looked to the sky and let out a yell.

You could hear these people all the way to Anthony Weiner’s prison cell and Wisconsin:

Rage Against The Machine! NYC protesters scream at sky to mark year since Trump’s election: https://t.co/NZwUtnS52p pic.twitter.com/ntAWoQAB9C

— Ruptly (@Ruptly) November 9, 2017

This whole "scream helplessly at the sky in anniversary of the election" thing is one of the funniest things I've seen

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Yowza: USA Today confirms why media and gun tutorials are a toxic mix

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:26

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s a certainty that when the mainstream media tries to offer tutorials about guns, they end up looking like such clowns that they get job offers from the Shrine Circus. Check out USA Today’s animated graphic about the gun used by the Sutherland Springs, Texas mass murderer along with attachments they think he could have used:

A look at the gun used in the Texas church shooting. https://t.co/xdxIf5fR77 pic.twitter.com/sUY1mCCLZC

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 8, 2017

Did you catch this doozy?

I think I saw Chainsaw Bayonet open for Motorhead in ’78.

USA Today then tried to walk it back:

To clarify, the video shows both the shooter’s modifications, as well as other possible modifications. The shooter did not use a chainsaw bayonet.

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 8, 2017

Tweet that should have been sent: “Yeah, we’ve seen way too many zombie movies.”

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Categories: Conservative Views

Donna Brazile penning book to refute claims made in her previous book

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:53

**Written by Doug Powers

As of now, the above headline is a semi-joke, but that’s pretty much what Brazile is doing while on her book tour:

In an appearance on The View Tuesday, former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Donna Brazile attempted to walk back her book’s bombshell revelation that Clinton’s team had control over the DNC long before she had secured the nomination and had rigged the primary. Brazile argued that she’d never used the word “rigged” in her book, a claim refuted by the excerpt of her book in Politico.
[…]
“First of all, I never used the word ‘rigged’ in my book. I said that — I used the word ‘cancer’ in that I was uncomfortable with the cancer that I found when I became chair.”
[…]
But in the excerpt of Brazile’s book published in Politico last week Brazile uses the terms “rigged” and “rigging” and suggests she found proof that the process had been rigged for Clinton.

Brazile’s book is titled “Hacks,” and the follow-up will be called “How I Backpedaled FAST!”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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There’s a buried lede in this Trump/Obamacare shocker

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:52

**Written by Doug Powers

Hey, isn’t it amazing what a government mandate can accomplish with very little promotional effort!

ObamaCare signups set new record despite Trump slashing promotion budget by 90 percent: https://t.co/ugVXgeyPRh pic.twitter.com/BcXErgY8IR

— The Hill (@thehill) November 7, 2017

The Hill is making a point here, but I’m not sure it’s the one they think it is:

A record number of people signed up for ObamaCare in the first few days of open enrollment this year compared to the same period in previous years, several sources close to the process told The Hill.

The surge in sign-ups, which was confirmed by an administration official, comes despite fears from Democrats that enrollment would fall off due to the Trump administration’s cutbacks in outreach and advertising.

Buried lede: Government spending to advertise something people are required by law to purchase is a waste of taxpayer money.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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