The morning news

This is not me in the photo. Just so you know.

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When I lived in Houston, Texas, I worked evenings till about 1 a.m., and I would stay in bed the following morning till around 9. My wife would have already departed for her job, so I would be alone.

She would have scooped up The Wall Street Journal from our suburban lawn and left it inside for me. I would sit in the living room in a wing chair and read it. The previous night I would have read The Houston Chronicle because that’s where I worked.

I wish I still had access to The Wall Street Journal, but I don’t. No physical newspaper awaits me in the mornings because there is no home delivery. I don’t know if there is U.S.-style home delivery anywhere in Mexico. Or if it still exists above the Rio Bravo.

Now I get out of bed about 7 a.m., and I climb the stairs to the second floor, turn on the H-P All-in-One and read the news online. Mostly, I read these three in this order: Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and the New York Post. The last one is more for chuckles than anything.

On very rare occasion, I open The New York Times and The Washington Post if I am curious about the Democrat Party’s line of the day.

This morning, Breitbart tells me the University of Rhode Island has decided not to destroy World War II murals, that Marvel Comics has Captain America saying the American Dream is a lie, that Albuquerque social studies “recommended books” for students are all about “race and queerness,” and that Cori Bush says July 4 is only for white people because black Americans still aren’t free.

This, she says, from her office in the U.S. Congress.

I also learn a Black Lives Matter chapter in Utah deems the American flag a “symbol of hatred.”

I open The New York Times, and see nothing of this. I do read “why record-breaking overnight temperatures are so concerning” and that a 14-year-old has become the first black American to win the spelling bee and that world economic leaders are meeting to finalize a global tax agreement and that “the G.O.P. heads further into the abyss.”

The NYT also seems to think Joe Biden is actually the president instead of being a Deep State figurehead stooge with downward spiraling dementia. And that woman with the desired skin tone and genitalia waits in the warm-up box. She’s known, like a villain in a Batman story, as The Cackler.

I weep for the nation. As should we all.

The cancel-debt nincompoopery

“Cancel police! Cancel student loans! Cancel all bills! Cancel work! Free houses for all! Playtime for all!” These are not words overheard near a group of obnoxious high schoolers, these are the political calls of the modern left. “FREE! FREE! FREE! Everything should be FREE!” These are your elected officials.

“Money doesn’t grow on trees, naive one,” you might say to an immature teenager who asks for free stuff. But what do you say to a fuzzy-brained adult making the same demands, who also happens to have power over your wallet?

An unthinkable conundrum is our reality: the dumbest people in your high school class are now in political power, making the same thoughtless demands they made back when you thought it was just their hormones. 

“I don’t feel like paying my debts because it’s too hard,” is the summary of their I WANT FREE STUFF demand du jour. 

“OK, so who should pay your debts?” you ask. “That’s selfish and racist,” is the response. Seriously.

 The dumbest people in your high school class are now in political power.

This would all be a fantastical, hysterical story, if it were not real.

In anticipation of Biden’s looming presidency, leftists began organizing their FREE STUFF priority lists. On the top of many lists you will find cancellation of student loan debt and free healthcare. Where do they think the money will come from? Why, your wallet, of course! Biden is expected to raise taxes to pay for that “free” stuff. 

Never forget this: the understanding that they must take money from the working to pay for the debts of those not working (or not earning as much) — is in itself proof that they know “free” or “cancel” is a lie. There is no such thing as free because someone always pays for it, and leftists know this. That’s why they call to raise taxes “on the rich” — a puffed lie because it is not wealth that is taxed yearly, but earnings, income, work product. It is work that is taxed, not “wealth.” 

The cunning leftist thieves in charge know what they are doing — committing theft. And like all good thieves, they lie to cover it up. Their constituency, mentally debilitated after years of brainwashing and indoctrination in leftist-run schools, doesn’t ask questions; the lemmings trust and follow and echo.

So what can you do? How can you reason with leftists? Short answer — you can’t. How can you make overgrown children see the flaws of their reasoning? Same answer — you can’t. 

Intellectual conservatives have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how to reason with socialist lemmings. There is a narcissistic aspect to the idea that you can figure out a way to change leftist minds. They wasted precious time. Socialist ideology grew like a weed while they were busy using a thesaurus to more authoritatively instruct us on how to argue with the left.

Yes, there were some leftists and Democrats who changed their views. But it wasn’t intellectual conservatives who made that happen, it was the individuals themselves. Those individuals experienced rationality competing with their leftist politics and rationality simply won the internal tug-of-war. 

Past efforts to convince the left of their irrationality are a sunk cost. What’s lost is done. We need to move on.

But I digress. Back to thieves and lemmings. 

If we can’t reason with them, what can we do? We must stop them. There is no middle-ground position on this. A middle ground position with the neoleft means we must take a bunch of steps to the left to meet them half-way on an outlandish demand. Why would we do that? What has middle-ground politics brought us? It’s brought us closer and closer to socialism, which is now threatening us literally at our front door. We can’t afford to let it get any closer. There is no room for negotiation. There is only room for a solid NO.

To “cancel student loan debt” — just say no.

To “free healthcare for all” — just say no.

And so on and so forth.

Don’t negotiate. Just say no. Protect America. 


This guest post was written by Marina Medvin,  a senior columnist at TownHall and a contributor at Forbes. She writes about law, policy, and politics. She is also an award-winning trial attorney, named as one of Washington’s Best Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine

The headline, on the other hand, is mine.

Felipe’s election prediction

I tend to be a pessimist. Here’s what I think stands a good chance of happening in the presidential election. Bottom line, the Democrats will steal it.

Biden cannot possibly win a clean vote. Trump holds enthusiastic rallies attended by tens of thousands. Biden holds rallies attended by, well, tens on a good day. There is no enthusiasm for Biden at all. He’s a worn-out pol, a stand-in for the radical Round-Heels Harris.

The Democrat Socialist Party has been trying to push Trump out of office since the day he was inaugurated. Nothing has worked, and here we are at the end game.

Leftists are crafty, unprincipled people and smart. Conservatives are smart too, but we are not crafty, and we have principles. In many ways, we are complete nincompoops. Leftists have us calling them “liberals” and “progressives,” when they are neither. They have us saying “Google something” instead of “do an internet search.” Google is a major-league leftist gang, as you know. And even you say “Google it,” don’t you?

Words matter.

Another example of the naïve nincompoopery of conservatives is the large number of corporations who’ve donated to the radical Marxist outfit BLM. Leftists lead clueless, wide-eyed conservatives around on dog leashes.

All this mail-in vote nonsense was initiated by leftists because they know it’s open to manipulation. As for those polls that show Biden ahead or, lately, neck and neck, most of the polls are run by leftists, and those false results will justify Biden’s “victory.” The polls are just as partisan as the modern mainstream media.

Think back to the last four years of hysteria and lies. You think that now, facing their last opportunity, the Democrat Socialist Party is going to roll over and accept honest election results? There is historic skullduggery just around the bend.

I could be mistaken. I pray so.

Blindsided us in 2016! Not today, Bub!

Meet Bevlyn Beatty

You’re gonna love this gal. I do. Two months ago, she was arrested in New York City for defacing the huge “Black Lives Matter” sign that had been painted on a New York City street with the approval of De Blasio’s leftist City Hall. To say Bev is not a supporter of De Blasio or BLM is to state it mildly. She is smarter than that.

She now has a YouTube channel with 117,000 subscribers, one of whom is me. There are only 12 videos to date. She is a successful business owner, from what I can make out, a very devout Christian, and she’s not a woman who keeps opinions to herself.

This 22 minutes will make you smile. It will make you laugh. And nod. Bev is not a fan of the victim mindset in the black community, the mindset encouraged by the Democrat Socialist Party. She is particularly critical of black men who consider themselves victims. She says they are girly men. Soy Boys. Really, I am not making this up.

The above video was made on August 30. The one below was released yesterday as she and a “partner in crime” were preparing to turn themselves into the police as requested. Bev has nothing but good things to say about the police. Blue Lives Matter to her.

The cops arrested her because they had no choice.

The second video ends with their playing Elvis’s rendition of Jailhouse Rock.