Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fact-Checking A Late Night Crybaby Holding Up Squirming Baby

Unlike when Jimmy Kimmel took the stage in September of this year to use his sick child as a prop for his Obamacare sycophancy, this time the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” newspaper fact-checked his sloganeering for Democrats and Chuck Schumer in particular.
Holding up his son Billy who was born with a congenital heart disease, Kimmel railed against the GOP Monday night in a tear-filled plea for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Here was his moment highlighting the preciousness of life, the heroism of his son’s nurses and surgeons and he poisoned it with dirty, grubby politics.
It took a couple of days but The Washington Post fact-checked his schtick; they said because their readers “requested it”.
“It’s often difficult to describe Washington sausage-making in shorthand, and Kimmel fell short in several areas, appearing to pin most of the blame on Republicans.”
“CHIP always had bipartisan support. But this year, they let the money for it expire while they work on getting tax cuts for their billionaire and millionaire donors.”
— Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, in a monologue, Dec. 11, 2017
Kimmel falsely suggests that CHIP has become a bargaining chip as part of the negotiations over the GOP tax plan. It’s actually part of the usual year-end negotiations in Congress. Few lawmakers are really against CHIP; the question is how to fund it.
“I don’t know about you, I’ve had enough of this. I don’t know what could be more disgusting than putting a tax cut that mostly goes to rich people ahead of the lives of children. Why hasn’t CHIP been funded already? If these were potato chips they were taking away from us, we would be marching on Washington with pitchforks and spears right now.” — Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, in a monologue, Dec. 11, 2017
The WaPo article continues, “Again, Kimmel’s frame of reference is off. CHIP funding is being negotiated even as Congress is debating a tax plan. Both the House and Senate have signaled they support reauthorization of CHIP. The impasses over funding had led to some uncertainty in a handful of states, but there is no immediate crisis—and the recent stopgap funding bill provides flexibility to keep CHIP programs running in states.”
“The bottom line: CHIP is completely unrelated to the tax legislation; in fact, it won’t be and was never going to be part of the tax bill. Congress is able to work on several issues at once—and most of the outstanding issues get wrapped up just before important holidays.”
What Kimmel yearns for more than anything else is to portray Republicans as evil and uncaring.  As the Post clearly demonstrated, the late-night crybaby is simply dead wrong.  Further proof he is ignorant of the facts:  Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research Act, or Childhood Cancer STAR Act, which would improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors and identify opportunities to expand the research of therapeutics necessary to treat the approximately 15,700 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every year.
On August 18, 2017 President Trump signed into law the RACE for Children Act (Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity for Children Act).

McCaul has become best friends with Sadie Keller who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2015 at the age of 7.

Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Is A Blithering Idiot

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is a publicity hound and a blithering idiot. The Congresswoman shows up to events without an invitation, eats up time at caucus meetings with grandiose speeches, repeatedly flubs facts on the House floor and frequently adds superfluous amendments to other members' bills.  Her behavior is so grating it makes people want to tear their hair out.
In 2014, the Houston Chronicle did a piece on her in which the columnist noted “weird stories” of her erratic and abusive behavior in the workplace.
One job of her aides is to cull the obituaries. One told friends of taking her to five funerals in one day, and of hating to have to ask the families if they would allow her to speak.
In 2006, Jackson Lee told the World Meteorological Organization hurricane names should be more representative of the cultures they impact, including blacks. “The National Weather Service says hurricane names are derived from languages spoken in areas that border the Atlantic Ocean, where such storms occur. Yet that doesn’t explain why Gaston, Ernesto and Cindy were chosen and Antwon, Destiny and Latonya were passed over.”
Jackson Lee, whose district neighbors the Johnson Space Center, is a member of the House Committee on Science.  As such, she visited the Mars Pathfinder Operations Center in Pasadena, CA.  In a moment of profound ignorance, she asked whether the Pathfinder had photographed the American flag Neil Armstrong had planted on the surface of Mars.  Officials at the Center had to point out the flag was planted on the Moon.  She didn’t take being embarrassed too kindly.  She had her chief of staff pen a letter including the phrase: “You thought you could have fun with a black woman member of the Science Committee.”
Yesterday, as Republican Roy Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones, the world class numbnut congratulated “Doug Moore” on his stunning upset.  People noticed her grandiose stupidity:
How do the people of Texas’s 18th Congressional District continue to tolerate this mental midget?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Yippee Yi-Yo-Ki-Yay!

The polls are all over the place for today’s special election in Alabama to replace Luther Strange who replaced Jeff Sessions.  This is probably going to be a nail-biter for both sides of the political aisle.
Will Alabamians ignore the unrelenting reportage of Roy Moore’s alleged pedophilia?  It’s entirely possible since The Washington Post didn’t break the story before the primary between Strange and Moore.  I think you’d have a difficult time ignoring the deliberateness of the Democrat Party’s strategy:  interfere with the electoral process by creating enough suspicion about Moore so their radical pro-abortion candidate would beat him.
The way WaPo has savaged President Trump may be the impetus needed to ignore the 38-year-old allegations against Moore and demonstrate to the liberal media voters in Alabama won’t be manipulated.
If Moore does win and further evidence emerges indicating he is simply not fit to serve, Republicans can force him out and Alabama’s Republican governor can replace him with another Republican.  And…the Democrats will have been outfoxed again when the seat is still held by a REPUBLICAN.
Anyhoo, the press breathlessly covered Moore and his wife arriving at their polling place on horseback and it reminded me of the Cartwrights on the Ponderosa Ranch.

Monday, December 11, 2017

CNN: Trump Is Pounding Diet Coke Like A Viking Poet

The New York Times published a lengthy piece recently stating President Trump drinks up to a dozen Diet Cokes a day.  The information apparently came, in part, from a book written by former Trump campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie entitled “Let Trump Be Trump:  The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency.”
Today the most busted name in news, CNN, devoted an entire segment with Brooke Baldwin and Dr. Samantha Nazareth, a board certified gastroenterologist, to discuss the president’s consumption of the fizzy beverage.
Watch how Baldwin tries to “lead” her guest to stick with the narrative that drinking Diet Coke harms the body and can lead to dementia.  Bare in mind this was what CNN chose to cover instead of an attempted suicide bombing in New York City this morning.  It can’t possibly get any more ridiculous.  Oh wait, yes it can.  It’s CNN!

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

If your wife’s anger is like a check engine light and there’s no way to determine what's wrong, just ignore it and hope it goes away.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Shut Up And Make Me A Taco “Moonbeam”

Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed and vast areas of land have been badly scorched in recent weeks in the state of California.  Last week’s wildfire was driven by Santa Ana winds, low humidity and parched ground.
Nearly 200,000 residents were evacuated from their homes, with many forced to flee in the middle of the night as the flames rapidly spread.
Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown said vast fires, such as the ones that have ravaged southern California in recent days, "could happen every year or every few years. We're facing a new reality in this state, where fires threaten people's lives, their properties, their neighborhoods, and of course billions and billions of dollars.  With climate change, some scientists are saying southern California is literally burning up."
“The Governor has sought to contrast California’s approach to tackling the climate challenge with federal rollbacks led by the Trump administration, saying that while the White House declares war on climate science and retreats from the Paris Agreement, California is doing the opposite and taking action,’” the Sacramento Bee reported.
Following the president’s announcement that the U.S. was leaving the Paris Climate Accord, Moonbeam said, “It is against the facts. It is against science. It is against reality itself. We know we have to decarbonize our future. If we don’t, it is a horror. People will die. Habitat will be destroyed. Seas will rise. Insects will spread in areas they never have before. This is not a game. It is not politics to talk to your base. It is humanity and whether it makes it through the 21st century. California will stay the course." 
In an interview with 60 Minutes, the Marxist idiot told Bill Whitaker the president was wrong to withdraw. "That's a preposterous idea, not even a shred of truth in that statement," Brown said. "I don't think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility...and this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed."
Well, the truth is, Brown is at war with Donald Trump.  California has always had wildfires and droughts, earthquakes and mudslides.  Just check the website for CalFire.  They’ve maintained records dating back to 1943.
The Accord was signed in April 2016.  You can’t blame Trump.  He’s only been in office for eleven months.  The last time I checked he can’t make it rain.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 Army-Navy Game: Not A Single Bended Knee

The 2017 college football season came to a close today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly with the 118th edition of the Army-Navy game.
Before the game aired, CBS Sports produced one of the classiest and emotionally stirring videos celebrating those who have committed their lives to protecting our country.
Rivalries stir the soul and today’s game was no exception.  On a snowy field, the Black Knights of the Hudson took on the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy to win 14-13.  Before the game, in a solemn and majestic moment, the choirs of the Annapolis and West Point academies sang the national anthem.
Dad would have been proud of his Army and his country today. 

Dear CNN, Your Bananas Are Showing

In October CNN released an ad intended to battle claims the cable news outfit was fake news and to stem the tide of “CNN Is Fake News” memes.
The ad copy should read:
“This is a banana.  CNN might try to tell you that it’s an apple.  They might scream apple, apple, apple over and over and over again.  They might put APPLE in all caps.  You might even start to believe that this is an apple.  But it’s not.  This is a banana.”
Yesterday, CNN advanced a story claiming to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; a talking point they have hung onto for dear life since last year.
Reporters Manu Raj and Jeremy Herb insinuated that Donald Trump, Jr. was given advanced notice on September 4, 2016 about hacked documents before they were made public by WikiLeaks.  Raj and Herb claimed to have spoken to two sources who “confirmed the date”.
In a nutshell, one of the sources was a mysterious “Mike Eckerson” who no one has been able to identify or confirm as a real person.  CBS followed up on the story and made the very same claim.  The problem for CNN is the emails at the heart of this fake news story were discussed in the House Intelligence Committee two days earlier.  The Washington Post, of all places, called out the piece as completely false.  The folks at the Post had actually seen the email for themselves and verified it was, in fact, sent on September 14.  The files were already in the public domain and being widely discussed online.
The story turned out to be completely meaningless.

Yuletide Respite: Something Wonderful


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