Don Surber

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Senate race polls are useless

The Politico headline read, "Poll: Coal baron Blankenship fading in W.Va. Senate primary."

Really? Reading the numbers, I could not make that conclusion.

CNN can dish it out but can't take it

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kanye West and Shania Twain

Kanye West boarded the Trump Train, which Scott Adams believes can be a cultural event that ends the Democratic hold on.

Shania Twain, not so much.

Reining in the IRS while the media chases its tale

"VA nominee drunkenly banged on female employee's door during overseas trip, sources say ," CNN reported.

"Miss Universe 2013 Host Thomas Roberts Confirms: Trump Stayed Overnight in Moscow," the Daily Beast reported.

"Pruitt's Security Chief Moonlighted for Tabloid Publisher That Helped Trump," the New York Times reported.

The Pompeo controversy explained

It is only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea.
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you believed in me.

Lyrics by Yip Harburg and Billy Rose. Music by Harold Arlen.

Republicans win, press says Trump is doomed

"Democrat looks for upset in strong GOP district in Arizona," read the Associated Press headline on Sunday.

The story by Bob Christie pumped the special election up,as he began, "In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Trump's incompetence

Boy, does President Trump suck.

He sucks at being Hitler. (Trump's daughter is Jewish.)

Lafayette Junior

Major Charles E. Stanton served as General Black Jack Pershing's chief disbursing officer and aide when the U.S. expeditionary force arrived in France in 1917 to save the allies in World War I. Stanton gave a speech to civic leaders in Paris on July 4, 1917, at the memorial to Lafayette.

A simple solution to the opioid crisis

In the first decade of this century, West Virginia became the nation's leader in drug overdose deaths. The culprit was abuse of Oxycontin and similar prescription painkillers, which we nicknamed hillbilly heroin.

A Democratic Legislature and Democrats Governors Bob Wise and Joe Manchin ignored the problem. Instead, they concentrated on making Sudafed and similar over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies prescription drugs in any amount.

Comey admitted breaking the law

Breitbart News tries but it too gets caught up in the sleazy Washington spin on the world.

"Former FBI Director James Comey may have misled the public when he claimed in his recently released book that he only provided 'one unclassified memo' to an associate with the purpose of sharing the contents with a reporter," Breitbart News reported.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mueller's harassment of Hannity may be criminal

Bobby the Mule Mueller used the power of his office to harass Sean Hannity, a critic of Mueller's witch hunt.

Using judge shopping to get a warrant, Mueller raided Michael Cohen's office not to get the goods on President Trump -- he's clean -- but to do opposition research on one of the few commentators willing to take on Mueller and the vast power of the state he controls.

The passing of a WASP

Barbara Bush's death brought many glowing tributes. Hers was a great journey from war bride to first lady. Along the way, she gave birth to six babies, witnessed the opening of Red China, and watched the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Her death also marks the end of the Age of the White Anglo Saxon Protestant, a 400-year era in which mankind was liberated from tyranny, from disease, from hunger, and even from the bounds of Earth.

Fred Barnes on the Senate race

Fred Barnes did some shoe-leather journalism, and took a good look at the Republican Senate primary in West Virginia: "Can West Virginia Republicans take down Joe Manchin?"

Usually the answer to a question headline is no.

Industry official urges government to buy more of its product

"Let’s protect children against disadvantage with early education," read the headline in the Hill.

Was this an objective conclusion by an independent observer based on unbiased research?

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Posing with Trump



He earned his celebrity THEN he became president.

Good riddance to bad bipartisanship

The New York Times lead could have been written about three people: Jim Shady Comey, Bumbling Bob Mueller, or Reckless Rod Rosenstein.

" He has a reputation as a principled lawyer. He has worked for both Republican and Democratic attorneys general. He has a jugular instinct in courtroom battles but a distaste for political ones. Now Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, is confronting the political fight of his career," the Times reported.

Mitt loses in Utah

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lost to Dr. Mike Kennedy in a Utah state Republican Party convention vote to pick a nominee for the U.S. Senate.

Fortunately for Romney, Kennedy did not get 60% of the vote, which was needed to secure the nomination. Now the nomination will be decided in the June 26 primary.

Democrats learn the value of a peaceful transition of power

On Friday, as soon as I read about the Democrats suing Donald Trump, Wikileaks, and the Russians for losing the 2016, I laughed hard and wrote, "Democratic lawsuit will cost them in November."

Others agree.

"Democrat on Internal DNC Call About Russia Lawsuit Asks Why DNC Is Spending Money to Sue Russia," Slate magazine reported.

Women owe Corey Lewandowski an apology

Amy Chozick of the New York Times was one of the dozens of women assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. For the first time, women outnumbered men on the press plane in covering a presidential candidate.

They proved they were the equal of men. By that I mean, women reporters were just as lousy as the men.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Calling them out

Oops. I meant Paris Climate Accord. Sadly, a Democratic Congress killed the Paris Peace Accord.