The Bias of Today’s “Political Experts”

To say that Republican presidents historically poll poorly with “political experts” is no surprise considering such wunderkinds think that “leading from behind” was a serious foreign policy and “Cash for Clunkers” helped save the U.S. auto industry and Planet Earth.

Last week during Presidents’ Day week the “Never Put America First” New York Times published survey results ranking American presidents.

Naturally those rankings from greatest president to worst rankled conservatives and anyone else with a political IQ higher than their shoe size.

The NYT surveyed 170 members of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and their “experts” listed President Trump as the worst president in American history.

On the bright side, it is the first time since the election that liberals have listed Trump first in anything. Baby steps.

Here are three reasons why the survey results made no sense:

  1. Trump was sworn in as President just 13 months ago. Judging the performance of a president at the quarter mile mark of a four-year term would be like giving college students a one-hour time limit on an exam, collecting their work 15 minutes after the test started and counting wrong all their unanswered questions.

Considering the headwinds this president has encountered from Democrats, their PR flaks in the mainstream media and all the mutinous denizens of the D.C. swamp, his accomplishments in just one year are incredible.

2. ASPA bills itself as the leading organization for the study of political science and numbers more than 12,000 members in dozens of countries.

Considering that three percent of their surveyed dweeps said that Washington, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt should be included next on Mt. Rushmore (ahem, they already are), this “expert” organization may want to use ringers from different countries on the next survey.

I’d suggest maybe starting with Russia since they seem to know a lot about American politics and have a history of colluding with Democrats.

3. Aside from their blatant bias and questionable metrics, there are other irregularities in the group’s survey results that are lacking in logic and commonsense. For example:

  • Why did Barack Obama climb from 18th to 8th in greatness from 2014 – 2018? Should we assume it’s because he wasn’t in the Oval Office for over a year? In other words, the longer time away he is from the levers of power, the greater his awesomeness?
  • William Henry Harrison dropped three slots from 39 – 42. Harrison spent just one month in office before dying of pneumonia in 1841. Why was he considered a bad president considering he didn’t serve long enough to mess anything up? And what changed that he was voted even worse than four years ago? Was it because he didn’t get a pneumonia shot?
  • George W. Bush jumped five slots from 35 – 30. My personal theory is that’s because “Dubya” wasn’t caught sending plane loads of cash to help fund Iranian hegemony and terrorism and didn’t illegally use America’s intelligence agencies to influence a presidential election.

Good thing for Obama this is the 21st century. If he’d sent millions in cash to an enemy state in the 19th century he conceivably would have been tarred and feathered at best or punished as a traitor at worst.

But this is today so he keeps his pension, his Secret Service detail and is free to collect ungodly speaking fees from anywhere in the world – even from Russia!

And George Bush is ranked less odious by political historians. A win-win.

Final thought: Critiquing the historical legacy of any administration months after a president leaves office is absurd.  Judging that same legacy while a president still occupies the Oval Office is insane.

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!

It’s hard to find adequate words to describe 99-year-old evangelist Billy Graham’s passing from this world to the next.

Many tributes issued the day he passed called him “America’s preacher.”

I like that since our country will probably not see the likes of a Billy Graham again, but for a man who spent decades preaching to more than 200 million people in 185 countries, he was more than that.

In an unparalleled career spanning seven decades as a minister, evangelist, author, and internationally respected religious leader, it’s probable that Graham touched more lives for Jesus Christ than anyone since the Resurrection.

Before any theologians or ministers disagree, remember that Jesus’ disciples and the Apostle Paul didn’t have access to jet travel, the Internet or satellite communications when preaching the Gospel.

That’s not to say that Rev. Graham didn’t walk a mile in their shoes. The Washington Times reported that according to pedometers attached to his legs, he once logged 40 miles pacing various stage platforms during a month of preaching.

Billy Graham served as a spiritual adviser for 11 U.S. presidents, ranging from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. His Billy Graham Crusades reached tens of millions. In 1984 one of his Crusades attracted 1.1 million in a single service in Seoul, South Korea.

In 1991 he preached to 250,000 in NYC’s Central Park. In the spring of 1995 his “Global Mission” satellite-enabled crusade reached an estimated 1 billion people over several weeks in 117 languages.

A Billy Graham Crusade was like a Jesus-loving Rosetta Stone.

He always referred to his crusades as “personal evangelism on a grand scale,” eschewing the term “mass evangelism.”

Rev. Graham often ventured away from his beloved Asheville, North Carolina, but his message never ventured far from his favorite Bible verse of John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

That message was his go-to move, his holy ace-in-the-hole. His consistent message of God’s love available through the forgiveness of sins made possible by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross transcended borders, ethnicity, and language.

He hammered home that message of God’s love each and every sermon – from city to city, country to country, and continent to continent.

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, said Graham was the greatest evangelist since the Apostle Paul.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina said, “He will be missed on Earth and embraced in Heaven.”

Graham himself said in one of his many books, “My home is Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee may have said it best the morning Rev. Graham passed.

“When I heard this morning that Billy Graham had died I said, ‘That’s fake news.’ Billy Graham’s not dead. He’s more alive now than he’s ever been.”

God bless you Billy Graham, or as the Bible says in Matthew 25:23: “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: thewashingtontimes, foxnews.com

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America’s Schizophrenic Holiday!

Presidents’ Day is like a holiday Rorschach test.

Ask a dozen people who the day is meant to honor and many will say George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays were both in February.

Some say President’s Day celebrates all presidents while others believe it commemorates the Mount Rushmore four.

Four years ago Chicago’s e-coupon marketer Groupon did a marketing gag on Presidents Day where they offered $10 off any $40 purchase from participating local businesses.

The statement on their website promoting the special read like this:

“The $10 bill, as everyone knows, features President Alexander Hamilton — undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country’s financial system.”

For history-challenged readers, aka, high school students or Ivy League college underclassmen, the gag was Alexander Hamilton was never President of the United States, but served in President George Washington’s cabinet as the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury.

For readers who may be college juniors and seniors, nor did Hamilton invent the $10 bill.

He is however, the celebrated star of a popular musical where theater goers may pick up a historical fact or two between choruses.

Groupon reportedly claimed the spoof was a huge success, although a small group of litigious-minded Americans tried unsuccessfully to sue on the grounds they claimed the company had plagiarized April Fool’s Day.

They pressed for damages, claiming that the February stunt created a panic when thousands of Americans feared it was April 1 and they were late filing their taxes, causing them to get hooked on opioids and injure themselves while doing their returns on Turbo Tacks.

Alright, alright – I made that part up about the bogus lawsuit, but hey – we all celebrate Presidents Day in our own way!

Another sign of this dysfunctional holiday is the wandering apostrophe. Is it Presidents’ Day, President’s Day or Presidents Day?

However you write it, the apostrophe in Presidents Day has serious displacement issues.

The final reason why Presidents Day is schizo because unlike the Fourth of July, Veteran’s Day or even Valentine’s Day, it isn’t observed on a specific date but rather on the third Monday of February.

This makes it more like Thanksgiving, which is held on the fourth Thursday of November, except Thanksgiving has better food than Presidents’ Day, and Black Friday shopping rather than white sales, but at least they have the non-specific date thing in common.

This much I know for sure. Our Declaration of Independence says we have the right to life, liberty and three-day holiday weekends, and wherever you put the ‘Pres’idents Da’y apostrophe, this is an inalienable right – as long as you are a state or federal government employee or work for a bank.

 

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One View on “The View’s” Christian Bashing

Joy Behar loves to use her television vehicle to go on Christian bashing joyrides.

The carrot-top Behar got a double bonus the day before Ash Wednesday when she used her hen house perch atop ABC’s The View to mock Vice-President Mike Pence’s Christian faith.

Because Pence is both a devout Christian and a conservative, it was MOGO day for Behar (Mock One, Get One free).

In a round table discussion The View gals were responding to a video clip of former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman commenting on Pence’s faith on the reality TV show Big Brother.

Upon hearing Omarosa’s claim that Jesus talks to Pence, Behar pounced like a starving Roman Coliseum lioness surrounded by Christian hors d’oeuvres.

“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” Behar said snarkily to applause from an audience whom half thinks she is an ABC news anchor.

“That’s called ‘mental illness,’ if I’m not correct,” she added, spiking the rhetorical Christian bashing ball.

As I began writing this on Ash Wednesday, Behar’s insults reminded me of those who mocked Jesus during his last tortured hours on earth.

After His sentencing, when He was savagely scourged with the cruelest tools of torture Rome had ever devised, Pontius Pilates’ soldiers ridiculed and insulted Jesus, cloaked him in a faux robe and jammed a circle crown of thorns on his head.

Then there was the raucous Jerusalem throng on the route to Calvary where onlookers spit and hurled invectives while Jesus struggled to carry the massive wooden beam that would soon hold his impaled body with primitive spikes.

Finally there was the ultimate insult as the sinless One was hung front and center between two common thieves while religious leaders, residents of Jerusalem and Roman soldiers scoffed, scorned and sneered at Him while he hung battered, bloody and severely dehydrated.

Through bloodied eyes swollen with gashes and cuts, His nearly naked body bruised, broken and His life energy draining away one painful gasp at a time, Jesus Christ looked out over those silently applauding His execution and whispered, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Joy Behar and others who trash Christianity don’t know what they are doing either.

People like Behar see themselves as enlightened, inclusive and compassionate – except when it comes to those who acknowledge Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

They don’t see the “true joy” and fulfillment that comes from living a godly life in Christ Jesus, and just as the “enlightened” and learned ones of Jesus’ day did, they mock and ridicule what they don’t understand.

During his ministry Jesus warned His disciples “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you as well.” 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

Fox and Friends co-host Ainsley Earhart said it best the day after KillJoy Behar’s insensitive comments: “I just felt sorry for her. As a Christian, obviously she doesn’t know Christ. She doesn’t know the joy and love that He provides to so many people, so it just made me feel sorry for her.”

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: foxnews.com, breitbart.com, thewrap.com 

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Getting the Picture of Obama’s Presidency

They say every picture tells a story. If that’s true, the official presidential portrait of former president Barack Obama released Monday at the National Portrait Gallery is reminiscent of one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books.

Why is Potus #44 immersed in green foliage and flowers with a resolute look on his face? Shouldn’t he be seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office with a majestic look befitting the god-man who pledged to stem the rise of the oceans and heal the planet?

The portrait artist was personally selected by Obama, so it seems unlikely that the green foliage is meant to symbolize all the marijuana that young Barry Soetoro smoked as a member of his Choom Gang in high school.

Maybe the green background is meant to epitomize the Green Movement that grew like a weed under the stewardship of Obama’s rogue EPA?

Could it represent the Green Revolution that Obama snuffed out when he ignored the Iranian students protesting for freedoms early in his first term when he sided with the mullah hardliners instead?

And what’s with the flowers? If they were pansies and lilies the portrait might make more sense as representative of Obama’s leading from behind foreign policy.

To be honest visitors viewing the portrait in the gallery may see it as a giant Rorschach test made by Walt Disney.

Of course, if the artist wanted to really portray Obama’s fraudulent, clandestine behavior during his two terms, they may have wanted to do something like this:

Whatever the artist’s intent, the animated caricature looking down on Smithsonian visitors will be a symbolic portrayal of what current and future conservatives will always view as a cartoon presidency.

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Source: whitehousedossier.com, washingtontimes.com, dailysignal.com, cnn.com

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Dem Delusion About Russian Collusion

Everyone’s favorite ground hog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this month and you know what that means: six more months of Democrats bellyaching about Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

Random thoughts about this Democrat Russian collusion riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, or as I like to think of it, the Democrat farce wrapped in a deluded delusion, inside a conundrum of crap.

1) FACT: The infamous dossier written by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and political opposition research firm Fusion GPS was paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democrat National Committee. Remember reading about that in the mainstream media before the release of the Nunes memo? Neither do I.

Reportedly Steele paid former Russian contacts for dirt on candidate Trump, including some working in the Kremlin.

Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson was paid through a conduit, the international law firm Perkins Coie who represented the Clinton presidential campaign.

The FBI also reportedly paid Steele by compensating him for expenses although they’ve been reluctant to admit it – probably because they paid him from loose change found between former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s couch cushions.

In other words, there’s more evidence of Steele, Fusion GPS and the FBI colluding with the Russians than any member of the Trump campaign.

If that’s not enough Russian collusion for you, Fusion GPS had done work for Russian president Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin comrades in an effort to undermine the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law that sanctioned Russian officials for the murder of one of Putin’s enemies.

Pravda has reported on this extensively for more than a year in their series on American collusion in Russia’s thriving character assassination industry.

Russian Collusion & Dems, 1 – Trump & Republicans, 0

2) FACT: Last week it was revealed that Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, got punked by a pair of Russian comedians promising “compromising” dirt on Trump in a 2017 phone call.

The prank definitely left the California representative schiff faced.

During the 8-minute call the radio pranksters posed as a fake Ukrainian politician who promised Schiff nude photos of Trump and a Russian model cavorting after a 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

Is anyone else disturbed by the left’s obsession with naked images of Trump? Sigmund Freud would schiff a load of bricks at their obsession.

Anyway, it’s obvious Schiff doesn’t know schiff about real Russian collusion. He not only promised he’d pass the information on to the proper “authorities,” his staff unsuccessfully attempted to correspond with the fake Ukrainian afterwards to try to obtain the promised materials.

Russian Collusion & Dems, 2 – Trump & Republicans, 0

3) FACT: February 8 Fox News’ Ed Henry reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat, Mark Warner, had extensive contact in 2017 with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch in an effort to, you’ll never guess, obtain incriminating information on President Trump.

Warner was trying to connect with dossier author Steele, according to text messages obtained by Fox News. The story reported that Warner was trying to meet with Steele through a lobbyist representing – wait for it – Russian oligarch billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska.

Senator Warner had extensive contact last year with lobbyist Adam Waldman in an effort to connnect with Steele, who if he isn’t already, may be the most famous dossier author in history.

According to the text messages Warner was trying to connect with Steele “on the sly” because he didn’t “want to leave a paper trail” of his plans.

Over the four month period from February through May 2017 Warner was also trying to connect with Deripaska to see about having him testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the billionaire knew a bad business deal when he saw it and told Warner, “Nyet, nyet.”

Russian Collusion & Dems, 3 – Trump & Republicans, 0

4) FACT: Uranium One is about a 2010 deal in which a Kremlin-connected entity obtained 20 percent of America’s uranium production by acquiring Canada-based Uranium One.

It sounds like the premise of a Tom Clancy novel that was discarded for being too unrealistic.

The deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States due to national security concerns since uranium is a dual-purpose fuel that can be used for nuclear energy to produce electricity or nuclear weapons.

Clinton was never concerned with America’s national security as first lady or U.S. senator, so why would she worry about it as Secretary of State?

One of the concerns with the Uranium One deal was the Foreign Investment board was never advised that the FBI had been investigating ARMZ, part of Rosatom, a Russian-owned nuclear energy company, since 2004.

Anyone that followed Hillary’s work as Secretary of State knew that ‘what they don’t know can’t hurt them’ was a staple of her management philosophy.

In April, 2015 the New York Times reported that the Clinton Foundation got millions from Uranium One investors from 2005 through 2011 but tch, tch, the foundation didn’t disclose any of those donations.

Around that same time former president Bill Clinton collected a $500,000 speaking fee in Moscow. Hopefully no naked photos of Bill Clinton will surface from that trip.

Doubly so for any naked pictures of Hillary.

Critics of the deal have been asking the same two questions the past three years: were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder aware of the FBI investigation into Russian collusion in the Uranium One deal, and if so, why did they allow the deal to go forward? If they weren’t aware of the deal, how could they have been so stupid?

We’ll be learning much more about this ticking time bomb of Russian bribery and intimidation since FBI undercover agent Douglas Campbell recently testified before three separate congressional committees. Fox News is already reporting that Campbell said that Russian executives told him Moscow was spending millions in lobbying fees to influence the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.

And all this was before Obama was caught on an open mic telling former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev he’d have more flexibility in his second term.

The evidence Campbell collected while working undercover for four years will be a “bombshell” in confirming long held suspicions about Obama and Clinton corruption concerning Russia.

Russian Collusion & Dems, 4 – Trump & Republicans, 0

5) FACT: We now know from the Devin Nunes memo released Feb 2 that the Steele dossier was the primary source used by the FBI to acquire the initial FISA warrant and to renew it every 90 days. But did you know:

  • Sources for the Trump-Russian dossier were senior Russian officials;
  • The only part of the dossier verified by the FBI before presentation to the FISA court was Trump campaign worker Carter Page’s trip to Moscow;
  • The dossier was used for the first time in history as an excuse to wiretap Americans and a political opponent’s campaign;
  • FBI sources leaked portions of the dossier to the media to hamper the Trump campaign and later while the president-elect worked to assemble his staff and Cabinet;
  • The Mueller investigation into Trump was initiated by former FBI director Jim Comey’s illegal leaks and the investigation itself is built on a dossier chockfull of Russian disinformation.

Russian Collusion & Dems, 5 – Trump & Republicans, 0

Bottom line: Democrats have wasted over a year and millions of dollars in taxpayer money looking for the orange-colored collusion needle in the Russian haystack, and so far the only collusion they’ve uncovered is their own side playing footsie with the Russians.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: cityjournal.org, dailymail.co.uk, thefederalist.com, foxnews.com, rt.com

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Super Bowl Champs Give God the Glory

To say the NFL had a tough year would be the understatement of understatements.

The anthem protests were about as popular as the president’s State of the Union speech was with Democrats, or beef stew is at a vegan potluck.

Fortunately for the NFL though, this year’s Super Bowl finally lived up to most of the hype. The game between the victorious Philadelphia Eagles and defending champion New England Patriots left millions on the edge of their seats. It featured thrilling back and forth scoring, some gutsy trick plays never seen before in a Super Bowl and outstanding performances by both team’s quarterbacks.

Super Bowl LII also gave us a first-time Super Bowl champion that knows when to kneel and when not to kneel. Did you know that the Philadelphia Eagles were the only NFL team not to have a single player take a knee in protest during the national anthem?

What’s more, when the Eagles kneel, they mean business.

When Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was asked to describe his 10-year journey from high school coach to Super Bowl champ, here’s what he said:

“I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity.”

Tight end Zach Ertz, who scored the go-ahead touchdown with a little over two minutes left in the fourth quarter, said, “Glory to God first and foremost. We wouldn’t be here without Him.”

Eagles starting QB Carson Wentz was lost for the season with an ACL injury in Week 14 but he didn’t let that incident color his euphoria an hour after his team’s stunning victory.

“God is so good!!!! World Champions!!!! So proud of this team!!!! Told y’all my boy @NFoles_9 was gonna shine tonight! Well deserved my bro! #AO1 #flyeaglesfly,” Wentz tweeted.

Wentz replacement Nick Foles, the Super Bowl LII MVP, gave glory to God when asked how he felt moments after the Super Bowl win. A devout Christian, Foles announced a few days prior to Sunday’s game that he plans to enter the ministry after his football career and shared that last year he enrolled in seminary classes.

“I want to be a pastor in a high school. It’s on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It’s a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people’s hearts,” Foles told the Associated Press.

“I can’t play football forever,” Foles said. I’ve been blessed with an amazing platform and it’s just a door God has opened, but I still have a lot of school left and a long journey.”

In hindsight it’s ironic that Foles helped lead the Eagles to their Super Bowl win since he told the Associated Press he came close to retiring after the 2016 season.

After receiving his request to be released by the L.A. Rams after the 2016 season, he prayed about his future and joined the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid, who drafted Foles in 2012 in the third round when he was the Eagles head coach. Foles later signed with the Eagles as Carson Wentz’s backup, leading the Eagles beginning in Week 15 through the playoffs and to their first ever Super Bowl win.

Along the way Foles had notched the highest passer rating in NFL postseason history for quarterbacks who’ve thrown at least 75 passes. Not counting Sunday’s Super Bowl game he had completed 72 of 96 passes for 793 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in three games for a 116.4 passer rating.

Throughout it all the man Philly fans call “Saint Nick” has remained humble, faithful and loyal to his calling.

“It took a lot more faith to come back and play than it would’ve to go in the other direction,” Foles said. “Either way would’ve been fine. Either way, I would’ve trusted in God. I would’ve done something else and glorified God in that instance.”

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: breitbart.com, westernjournal.com, apnews.com, espn.com

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Super Moon and Mooning Over the Memo

NATION APATHETIC ABOUT POLITICIZED GRAMMY’S

This year’s Grammy Awards were an apt reflection of much of today’s popular music: all style and no substance.

Viewership of this year’s Grammy Awards Snoop Dogg and pony show suffered a 24 percent decline in viewership and is it any wonder? A portion of the show founded to honor excellence in music recordings wasted its time airing semi-famous music artists reading excerpts from a Trump-trashing book that is losing credibility with each passing day.

Even MSNBC morning show diva Mika Brzezinski cut a segment short with Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff for fear that the manure he’s been shoveling might get on her shoes.

In fairness to Wolff though, it’s hard to distinguish between the manure he’s published in Fire and Fury and the cow paddies that Mike and co-host Joe Scarborough toss on the airwaves every weekday morning on their show Morning Joe.

At this year’s Grammy’s music artists like John Legend, Snoop Dogg, and Cher were pre-recorded reading book excerpts in prime time in front of a national television audience.

And for those viewers who haven’t had enough of Hillary Clinton, voila – there she was again in the spotlight she so sorely craves, reading a lame excerpt about her 2016 opponent who won the presidency she would try to steal by FISA hook or FBI crooks.

Geez, wonder why people didn’t want to tune into the woman William Safire once called “a congenital liar” reading from Michael Wolff’s book of lies? Would have been better to let sleeping dogs lie – so to speak.

Maybe they wanted to see if Snoop Dogg could read anything without using words like bi%#$, as$%#$%, fu&* or nig$%@.

Next year maybe they’ll do a spelling bee at the Grammy’s or a math competition so they can learn how alienating half of the population that voted for Trump doesn’t add up to helping sell more music.

Also Monday FBI Deputy Director Andrew “FISA Fiend” McCabe was escorted out of FBI headquarters a day after FBI Director Christopher Wray reviewed the inspector general’s report detailing McCabe’s dual roles in the Hillary Clinton email investigation and purported collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Russian agents Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale both declined comment. For more click here.

TRUMP EARNS “A” FOR SPEECH, DEMS “D” FOR DEPLORABLE BEHAVIOR

Tuesday night President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address.  During his 1 hour and 20 minute address the president spoke about the importance of faith and family, love of country, unity, bipartisanship and rediscovering the American way.

On average Republicans gave his remarks an “A,” Independents an “A-“, and Democrats a “C.” For more on Tuesday’s State of the Union click here.

One observation on Democrat’s activities during the president’s speech was reported by the London Daily Mail. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), was caught on camera playing match-three puzzle video game Candy Crush on her iPhone.

While the president was saying that America’s trade relationships needed to be fair and reciprocal, Lawrence was on a sugar high matching and dispatching three-of-a-kind candies.

Lawrence bills herself as “the only Member of Congress with the experience of a full career in the Postal Service.” Guess she’ll now also be known as the Congressional Black Caucus “sweetheart.”

RARE LUNAR EVENT OCCURS MID-WEEK

Midweek all 50 states were treated to a lunar event not seen here since 1866.  Literally and figuratively, it was an event that occurs “once in a blue moon.”

That’s right, a super blue blood moon appeared this past week. According to the NPR website, a super blue blood moon is the convergence of three common lunar happenings occurring simultaneously.

First, the moon is full for the second time in the calendar month, and whenever that occurs its called a blue moon. Second, the moon’s ellipse brings it thousands of miles closer to Earth, making it appear 17 percent larger. That’s called a super moon.

Finally, the full moon’s close approach to Earth causes it to pass through Barack Obama’s shadow, causing the moon to appear blood red.

Whoops, Freudian slip. With all of Obama’s former talk about healing the planet and slowing the rise of the oceans, I unconsciously assumed he had something to do with this rare lunar event as well.

All kidding aside, you knew something weird was happening last week when uber-libs like Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff expressed concern that leaks from Republicans about FBI and DOJ abuses could harm our national security and impugn the trust Americans have in those institutions. Which brings us to the biggest news stories of the week…

#ReleasetheMemo – Okay, They Did

The much ballyhooed four-page memo outlining abuse of the FISA process by the FBI and DOJ was released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee, and true to its hype it is B-A-D news. How bad we’ll see in the next few months, but suffice it to say it proves three points without a doubt:

  • The FBI used political opposition research paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee to obtain a secret court warrant to illegally spy on a member of the Trump campaign.
  • Over eight years the Obama administration politicized everything throughout the federal government: the IRS, the National Security Council, the Department of Justice and even the vaulted FBI.
  • Liberals used to be the party of civil liberties and individual rights. Not only is that no longer the case, they have done a 180 degree turn. For liberals civil liberties and individual rights now seem to be totally subservient to the state. Criticism and/or accountability for abuses committed by agencies of the State will not be tolerated by the left.

We’ll be reporting more on the implications of the FISA abuse memo in a few days but until then, remember this: the left is already trying to spin release of the memo as Republicans unjustly criticizing law enforcement and needlessly exposing classified information to America’s enemies.

As the comic strip Pogo famously said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Source: dailymail.co.uk, npr.org, realclearpolitics.com, foxnews.com, thefederalist.com

Photo source: cnn.com, msnbc.com

Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

Dour Dems on Display at State of the Union

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

What a spectacle the American people were treated to at Tuesday’s State of the Union.

How is it even possible to sit on your hands for 90 minutes, make faces like a petulant child, and show such hatred and contempt in the Peoples’ House during a nationally televised speech citing patriotism, inspiring personal stories and the promise to make all American citizens’ lives better?

Nancy Pelosi looked like she finally got around to reading what was actually in the Affordable Care Act and didn’t like it.

Chuck Schumer looked like he’d had supper at Washington’s Trump International Hotel and got stuck with the check.

Retiring Democrat Representative Luis Gutierrez stomped up the aisle like he’d just received an ICE alert on his phone amidst shouts of “USA, USA, USA” from impassioned attendees. Maybe Gutierrez was in a hurry to skedaddle home to watch highlights of Maxine Waters latest “Impeach 45, Impeach 45” speech.

During his first State of the Union address President Trump spoke with eloquence, passion and compassion. He touched on bipartisanship, the importance of faith and family, and love of country. The president also expounded on inclusivity, unity, and rediscovering the American way.

Maybe if he spoke in Russian it would have piqued Democrats’ interest.

“In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life,” Trump said.

Okay, I can see how Democrats would oppose that statement based on their belief that liberalism is the official state religion, that nature is God and mankind are monkeys not yet evolved.

“We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag. Today we are rediscovering the American way,” the president enthused.

With the porous southern border left unchecked it’s technically true both illegals and U.S. citizens share the same “home,” but apparently the thought of all of us sharing the same heart, destiny and flag is enough to chill the liberal heart.

“I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties – Democrats and Republicans – to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion and creed. My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans – to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers too,” Trump reminded.

Crickets. Scowls. Pouts that would try the patience of Santa Claus.

We get it that liberals despise Donald Trump as president. Fine. As I wrote in LifeZette after Trump’s stunning election win, Hillary had every conceivable advantage over the former reality TV star and we understand that was a crushing disappointment for those supporting her.

And it’s not really meant to rub salt in the wounds (well, maybe just a little) to remind those that didn’t vote for Trump that he is their president too.

When the president uses words like “booming economy,” “flag,” “law enforcement,” “military,” “border security” and “God,” he’s not intending to trigger a microaggression or offend, but simply remind us as Americans we’re all in this together.

Bottom line: Do liberals hate Trump more than they love America? From what we saw Tuesday night, the answer is as plain as the dour expression on their faces.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who think free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: dailycaller.com, breitbart.com, foxnews.com

Photo sources: infowars.com, msnbc.com, mashable.com

 

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