Deep State Game Show – The D.C. Squares

( TV ANNOUNCER) “One of these high level political insiders is sitting in the secret square, and the contestant who picks it first could win an all-expense paid trip to a special Caribbean hideaway to share with the insider of their choice! Which political insider is it?

“Is it…James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Sally Yates, Peter Strozk, Lisa Page, or Robert Mueller?

Now here’s the Master of The D.C. Squares, Hot Rod Rothstein!”

ROTHSTEIN: “Good evening, and welcome to The D.C. Squares – America’s favorite Deep State game show! Hello insiders, how are you?” And welcome studio audience!  Now let’s meet today’s contestants:

“On my left and representing zero – uh, sorry – I mean ‘O,’ is Attorney General Jeff Sessions. AG Sessions served as the U.S. Senator from Alabama for 20 years before being named the United States’ 84th Attorney General. Welcome, Mr. Attorney General.

“On my right and representing “X” is the current 45th president of the United States, President Donald J. Trump.  President Trump had literally no political experience before beating out 17 veteran Republican politicians for the position he now currently holds. President Trump, welcome. Nice MAGA hat!

“Players, the object is to get three insiders in a row either, up, across or diagonally. It is up the player to decide if the insider is giving them a correct answer or making one up, that is how they win the square. Each square is worth $500 and if you successfully win the secret square, you and the insider of your choice will be treated to the Caribbean vacation surprise mentioned earlier.

“Players, if you’re ready, let’s begin: Attorney General Sessions, you won the coin flip held earlier off-camera. Which insider do you choose?”

SESSIONS: “Andrew McCabe”.

ROTHSTEIN: “I’m sorry Jeff, but you’ve recused yourself from the Russian Collusion investigation and are not allowed to ask questions of Andy McCabe. You also forfeit your turn. Donald, it’s your go.”

TRUMP: “I’ll tell you what Rod. I know what a fan of mine he is, so let’s go with Peter Strozk.”

ROTHSTEIN: “Peter, true or false: Do Virginia Wal-Mart shoppers who supported President Trump smell – true or false?”

STROZK: “Depends upon how close to Saturday night it is, Rod. (Audience boos) “No, Virginia Wal-Mart shoppers don’t smell. At least, any more than those that shop Dollar General or Family Dollar.”

TRUMP: “I’m going to trust Peter this one time, Rod. True.”

ROTHSTEIN: “That would be right, Donald – “X” gets the square. Jeff, it’s your go.”

SESSIONS: “Jim Comey, please.”

ROTHSTEIN: “Oh, I am sorry Jeff, but Comey was also a key player in the Russian Collusion investigation. Hopefully you’ll get another go after the mid-terms – but we doubt it.  Donald, it’s your turn.”

TRUMP: “Texting Queen Lisa Page, Rod.”

ROTHSTEIN: “Lisa, Hillary Clinton would have been the first president in presidential history to require Secret Service assistance for this?”

PAGE:  “Oh, I once texted this to a friend – and no, it wasn’t who you might think. (Audience boos)  The Secret Service would be in charge of transporting and ironing Preside-er, Mrs. Clinton’s pants suits.  Although, let’s be clear – Hillary would always be the one wearing the pants in that relationship.”

TRUMP: I think Ms. Page is lying – again.  Crooked Hillary’s presidential detail would have been required to carry her up and down stair steps, including on Air Force One, down to her personal Chardonnay wine cellar, and wherever on the White House grounds she planned to keep her unsecured email server.”

ROTHSTEIN: “That is right. Contrary to her supporters, Hillary not only can’t walk on water, but she navigates stair steps like a blind, peg-legged pirate marinated in rum-flavored Chardonnay.  “X” gets the square. Jeff, it’s your go”.

SESSIONS: “Uh, er, ummm…are there any non-Russian questions, Rod? Maybe questions to do with marijuana or MS-13?”

ROTHSTEIN: “Let me see. How about an immigration question Jeff?”

SESSIONS: “Yes, that would be great. Sally Yates to block, please.”

ROTHSTEIN:  “Sally, the Tsarnaev brothers’ parents immigrated here with their parents in 2002. The Tsarnaev brothers were a) Circus performers, b) Founders of a Brighton Beach restaurant chain, or c) the Boston Marathon bombers?”

YATES: “I remember seeing the Tsarnaev’s when they played Atlantic City a couple of summers ago. What a great show they put on! The Tsarnaev’s are circus performers.”

SESSIONS: “I disagree Rod. Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar were charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, and Tamerlan was ki-”

ROTHSTEIN: “I’m sorry Jeff, but you recused yourself from anything involving Russian collusion.”

SESSIONS: “But they aren’t Russian! The Tsarnaev brothers were Kyrgyzstani-Americans! They were Muslims of Chechen descent!!”

ROTHSTEIN: “That’s right Jeff, but Russian intelligence sources did tip off the FBI about the Tsarnaev’s  being a threat weeks before the bombing, and…”

SESSIONS: “I recused myself from anything involving Russia,” the Attorney General said, hanging his head.

ROTHSTEIN: I’m sorry folks, but that’s all the time we have left in today’s D.C. Squares show, but tune in…”

TRUMP: “No, I’m sorry Rod, but that’s all the time you and all the Deep State insiders have because I’ve decided to declassify all the emails, texts and FISA application records you have refused to turn over to Congress for more than a year.  You can expect that declassification order soon…very soon.

“Johnny, or whatever your name is announcer guy, tell Rod and all the insiders of the Deep State Squares what they’ve won.”

ANNOUNCER: “Yes sir, Mr. President. Our Deep State insiders have all won an all-expense paid trip of a lifetime – for a lifetime, to… Guantanamo Bay, Cuba!”

STUDIO AUDIENCE:  Widespread applause and foot stomping.

TRUMP: “See, we’re keeping our promise to Make America Great Again and drain the swamp – one D.C. swamp critter square at a time. Thank you all for your continued support, and stay tuned for our upcoming prime time declassification special: DC Non-Confidential!”

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Citizens are Pawns in Immigration Chess

The body of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts was found August 21 in a remote Iowa cornfield following a month-long search.

The Democrats don’t realize it yet, but since that tragic discovery, their chances of winning this November succumbed in that same field where Mollie Tibbetts’ body was covered over by corn leaves.

Enough is enough.

I can hear the Democrat whining now: “The Republicans are politicizing Mollie Tibbetts’ death. Have they no shame?”

The Republicans aren’t politicizing the senseless tragedy of Mollie Tibbetts, but Democrats and progressives are politicizing the policies that got her killed. The Dems are telling everyone that will listen that they stand for open borders, amnesty and the elimination of ICE.

When 24-year-old illegal immigrant Cristhian Bahena Rivera was charged with Mollie’s murder the same day after leading authorities to her body, America got a sneak peek at America’s future if the Dems return to power.

An illustrative, stark sneak peek less than 80 days before the mid-term elections.

Republicans and Democrats deserve equal blame for our current patchwork quilt of insane border enforcement policies, but it’s the Democrat party alone who is now demanding open borders and generous amnesty policies.

As the citizen victim count rises and yet another innocent American is marked as a casualty of our shortsighted open borders policy, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the Democrat party values open borders and unfettered immigration more than they do the safety of Americans.

Presumably Democrats would prefer achieving unrestricted immigration without the mess of involuntary casualties, but what the heck – you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, right? If a ballooning body count of a few dead Americans is the price for replacing their dwindling base of voters, it’s a price Democrats are obviously willing to pay.

Got a problem with that? Then you’re a racist and xenophobe and should be deported yourself.

The Constitution says two of the federal government’s most important responsibilities are securing the nation’s borders and protecting the citizenry.

The heartbreaking death of Mollie Tibbetts is just another example of how they are failing to do either.

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.

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That Sucking Sound is D.C. Swamp Draining

Do you hear that? Listen closely. Do you hear it now?

Slowly but surely, President Donald Trump is fulfilling yet another campaign promise. He’s draining the swamp of its swamp creatures and parasitic power suckers.

Exhibit A: On August 13 the public learned that Peter Strozk, the former FBI counterintelligence agent, texting fiend and wife cheater, had been dismissed the Friday before.

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich overturned an earlier decision by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (a misnomer if I ever heard one) to allow Strozk continued employment with the FBI after a 60-day suspension.

A mere 60-day suspension for falsifying charges against a presidential candidate and scheming to overthrow a duly elected president would be the equivalent of taking away a teenager’s car keys and Internet privileges for bombing their school.

Strozk’s attorney warned that his client’s termination “should be deeply troubling to all Americans.”

Yeah, right.  I’ve been sleeping like a baby all week knowing that the smug and snarky Strozk was getting his comeuppance – with the promise of more to come.

Exhibit B: On August 15 White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders read a statement from the president announcing he was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

Brennan was a disastrous CIA director with a security clearance.  If his “trumped” up Russian collusion narrative was true, why didn’t he stop it? Because it wasn’t. That makes him a liar rather than incompetent, but either way this guy shouldn’t be within 10 miles of classified information.

Naturally MSM types immediately commenced with their usual histrionics: “Trump’s suppressing free speech;” “he’s punishing his critics;” “he’s working from an enemies list,” and a personal favorite – “what he’s doing is Nixonian.”

If only the Deep State’s efforts to illegally influence an election, and weaponize government agencies in order to unjustly frame a duly elected president was as quaint as Watergate.

What the Deep State cabal has been doing the past two years makes the Watergate burglary look Rockwellian by comparison.

Progressive media types say Trump has assumed dictatorial powers by revoking Brennan’s security clearance, but Huckabee-Sanders said the president has a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information – hence Brennan’s firing was legitimate.

But wait…it gets better.

Washington’s “Steel Magnolia” press secretary added that several other former and current Obama administration officials are being considered for having their clearances revoked: James Clapper, James Comey, Susan Rice, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and others.

If the media thinks a few Obamaites losing their security clearances, and others being demoted and terminated is the end of this sordid D.C. soap opera, they need to stay tuned…this show is only getting started.

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Peter, Peter, Prevaricator

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within… He ( a traitor) rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.” – Cicero

If Ben and Jerry’s were to name an ice cream for disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strozk it would probably be something like “Raspberries Resistance” or “Strozk’s Strawberry Surprise.”

Throughout his 10 hours of slithering, squirming and preening earlier this month, Strozk looked like a mash-up of Jack Nicholson in The Shining and Anthony Perkins in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Peter “True Patriot” Strozk
Jack Nicholson
Anthony Perkins

Brimming with hubris and self-defiance, Strozk wrapped himself in the flag of patriotism and the FBI cloak of fidelity, bravery and integrity while deflecting a fusillade of Republican questions about his infamous texts and how he conducted the two investigations he headed.

Strozk’s smugness, superciliousness and snark were all on full display. And for those who missed it, it wasn’t pretty.

And adding salt to the wound of our festering outrage at the illicit activities of the sadly misnamed “intelligence” leaders was Strozk’s preposterous insistence that his damning texts about Trump exchanged with former FBI lawyer and paramour Lisa Page had no influence on how he carried out his investigative responsibilities as a senior member of the FBI.

If that isn’t far fetched enough, how about this? Strozk told Trey Gowdy he wasn’t removed from his position overseeing the Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller because of bias, but because of  “the perception of bias.”

Then came Strozk’s coup de grace to all those Republicans who dare questioned his integrity and loyalty. After a fiery exchange with Gowdy, Strozk squirmed onto his high horse of indignation and self-righteousness for all the committee Dems to see and applaud.

“Like many people, I had and expressed personal political opinions during an extraordinary presidential election,” Strzok chided. “My opinions were expressed out of deep patriotism,” he added fervently.

I suspect Strozk imagined the Battle Hymn of the Republic was playing in the background while he defended his honor and the FBI’s.

Naturally committee Democrats were moved to crocodile tears at Strozk’s passionate outburst. Tennessee Democrat Representative Stephen Cohen told Strozk he deserved a Purple Heart for the slings and arrows aimed at him by Republicans.

Those same Republicans and thousands of skeptical viewers undoubtedly believed Strozk’s performance was more worthy of an Oscar.

A third group of fed up Americans growing larger each day believe Strozk and others involved in this scheme to overthrow a duly elected president deserve nothing more than orange jumpsuits and a judicially ordered expiration date.

I’m with the latter group.

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Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

Red Lines and Empty Threats

Crossing a red line is as easy as crossing a “T” when there are no consequences.

If you are a Deep State member and never Trumper, crossing Republican mandated red lines without repercussions appears to be standard operating Deep Swamp procedure.

There have been two red lines crossed in congressional investigations the past five days. The first was when acting DOJ head Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray blew off the latest Devin Nunes’ request for materials (again) July 6.

The latest was last night (July 10) when former DOJ lawyer and text titan Lisa Page’s lawyer announced his client would defy a congressional subpoena to testify before two committees today, July 11.

Freedom Caucus members and other Republicans expressed their usual outrage, but their playbook is getting old: Congress requests, demands and threatens, and those under suspicion respond with their usual chorus of crickets, smirks and snark.

Smirking Rod Rosenstein

The House Intelligence committee under the leadership of California Rep Devin Nunes has done a tremendous job the past 18 months investigating Hillary Clinton’s illicit email server, the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and other Obama administration scandals intended to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and the early days of the Trump administration.

But…

The committee’s fumble of the latest “red line” diss by Rod Rosenstein, Christopher Wray and the DOJ should have been the straw that broke the jackass party’s back.

Congress has specific oversight responsibilities over executive agencies and the power of the purse to back up those responsibilities.

Specifically, it has the power to hold those disregarding oversight efforts responsible by charging them with contempt and/or impeachment.

So why are there never any tangible consequences for professional procrastinators like Rosenstein, Wray and Peter Strozk when they disregard subpoenas, lie under oath and refuse to answer questions while hiding behind the camouflage of national security concerns?

Yes, the president has the power to declassify the documents Congress subpoenaed a year ago, but shouldn’t Nunes and other Republican committee chairmen stand up for themselves and the country by exercising all of their powers enumerated in the Constitution before involving the president?

Such inaction makes the committees look feckless, impotent and unwilling to do the job they swore to do when joining Congress.

Failure to do so reflects badly on them as elected officials, Congress as an institution, and it does irreparable damage to America’s critical rule of law.

For Congressman Nunes and other Freedom Caucus members like Trey Gowdy, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and Ron DeSantis, this summer is crunch time in the Deep Swamp trenches.

Threats of contempt and impeachment are only good options if you are willing to use them. Progressives and never-Trumpers are playing hardball, and for the good of the country we’re encouraging all of you to do the same.

For God’s sake and America’s sanity, do something – anything – to hold those involved in attempting to discredit our duly elected President accountable for their illicit actions.

Sources: foxnews.com, thegatewaypundit.com, washtimes.com

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Religious Liberty Wins in a Cakewalk

The Masterpiece Cakeshop win at the U.S. Supreme Court June 4 may be the best cake judging contest in history.

In a 7-2 decision the New York Times and the numerically challenged left described as “narrow,” the ruling was a welcome face slap to cultural totalitarianism. More importantly, it affirmed the protection of religious liberty and was far from the judicial cakewalk anti-Christian bigots anticipated.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Baker Jack Phillips

Since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the gaymafia and the cultural left have demanded Christian bakeries bake their cake and eat it, too.

It wasn’t enough that the Court had overturned centuries of worldwide tradition affirming that marriage was strictly between a man and a woman.  To liberal minds the Supreme Court’s recognition of gay matrimony was just the icing on the slouching to Gomorrah cake.

Now that they had eclipsed that monumental milestone, the Jesusphobes wanted to rub the face of Christian businesses like Jack Phillips’ bakery in their carnal cake.

Bakeries, florists, caterers, wedding planners – liberal activists were caked with the realization they could force Christians dissenting on religious grounds to bow to their every gay whim rather than to God.

As usual though, the homosexual lobby and their mainstream media cheerleaders overplayed their hand when the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was found to be biased against the baker they accused of bigotry.

Essentially the court ruled that the Colorado board persecuted Masterpiece Cakeshop because of baker Jack Phillips’ religious views.

Happily for advocates of religious liberty the Supremes based their decision on the merits of the case rather than the larger issue of gay marriage. Like it or hate it, gay marriage is the law of the land.

Much to the chagrin of the gaymafia though, that doesn’t mean liberal elites can force Christians to acquiesce on every cultural issue those elites have managed to worm through the courts.

The liberties guaranteed us in the Constitution exists to protect the rights of those whose views may not be chic or popular, but are God-given rights nonetheless. And thank God even justices Eileen Kagan and Stephen Breyer joined the majority in making the broadest “narrow” decision in recent memory.

And if that doesn’t take the cake, I don’t know what does.

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Sources: washtimes.com, pjmedia.com,lifezette.com, bostonherald.com

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The Truth Won’t Set These Three Free

Here are three contestants you’ll never see on the To Tell the Truth game show: James Comey, Jim Clapper and John Brennan.

This trio of Deep State prevaricators has served more whoppers the past two years than Burger King in twice that time.

From left to right: James Comey, Jim Clapper and John Brennan

For those who get their “news” from late night shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comey is the former FBI director fired by President Trump in 2017.  He is currently promoting a book on truth, loyalty and other subjects on which he pays lip service.

Clapper is the Obama Administration’s former National Intelligence Director who is now a CNN paid collaborator…er, contributor.  Clapper reportedly earned the CNN gig after baiting the network’s story hook about the president being briefed by the FBI based on made-up charges in the Steele dossier.

Brennan is Obama’s former CIA Director who literally voted for a Communist candidate in the 1976 U.S. Presidential election.  Today he is a vitriolic critic of President Trump and his policies.  At the risk of being redundant he is also a paid contributor on NBC/MSNBC.

The three acrimonious amigos have three things in common:

  • They despise Trump;
  • They’re all professional liars and won’t hesitate to lie when it helps undermine the president; and,
  • All three face serious legal jeopardy due to #2 fueled by #1.

You’d think these three would have a clue about the damage they’ve done to their respective agencies with the Machiavellian games they’ve played, but no – they’re as clueless as three blind mice.

Unfortunately for them, they’re about to find themselves ensnared in the spy games mousetrap of deception and deceit they set for members of the president’s campaign team and those involved in the early days of his administration.

Brennan, Clapper and Comey are like the three wiser monkeys of Japan. They purposely  hear nothing good concerning Trump, see nothing wrong with the actions they’ve taken to undercut the president, and refuse to say a spy is a spy and a lie is a lie.

To listen to them blab and bloviate, Trump’s threat to expose the spy ring they schemed to embed in the 2016 presidential campaign is the real danger to America. In their thinking, Trump must be taken down at all costs – hallowed be Obama’s name.

All three of this tall-tales triumvirate better have deep pockets because “all costs” is going to be expensive, and it’s time for these “truth bandits” to pay for the damages they’ve done to the American public and the institutions they used to manage.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. For those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country, welcome. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who tolerate everything but free speech and conservative ideals, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

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When a Spy is A Spy and a Lie is a Lie

How stupid does the Deep State think we are?  Apparently as stupid as their supporters and all the never-Trumpers.

Riddle: when is a spy not a spy?  When the FBI claims they are an “informant.”

Or what about this comedy clue?  How about an investigation/setup well into its second year that is looking for collusion between a presidential campaign and Russia where the only person in that campaign allegedly not under investigation is the candidate (now president) himself.

One more believe-it-or-not example.  What’s the first thing the FBI would normally do when informed that a political party’s email servers were hacked?  Do a forensic inspection of the compromised server?  Wrong.

The correct answer is to sit like a trained poodle while a private third party hired by the Democrats “analyzes” the data before pointing their finger at the foreign power accused of colluding with the Deep State’s political opponent.

All without any shared empirical evidence and based on “primary attribution analysis” the private company that did the forensics admits is “shoddy.”

Even better, the hacked party crying foul refuses to allow the pre-eminent law enforcement agency in the world, the FBI, access to their server – even two years after the purported hack!

And what does the FBI do when denied access to the “hacked” server?  Revisiting our poodle analogy, they bark up the wrong tree by investigating the opposing candidate of the “hacked” party rather than do forensics on the hardware that would prove the actual culprit.

So let’s recap: $17 million taxpayer dollars have been spent looking everywhere – everywhere except on the computer hardware where the alleged crime was committed.  If it was committed.  We really don’t know since the Democrats won’t let anyone look at their servers.

Without a crime being named and absolutely no evidence, a Special Counsel was appointed based on an illegal leak by terminated FBI director James Comey.  Comey was angered at being fired by a president he loathes and who beat the candidate the Deep State supported – not to mention that his wife and daughters wanted to win!

Comey used opposition research that he knew was provided by Hillary Clinton then lied with others before a FISA court about knowing its source.

The oppo research material consisted of illegal domestic spying (informanting?), and a dossier, which itself was based on information gathered by a British intelligence officer using Russian Kremlin officials as sources.

This would be the same Russia that Trump was accused of colluding with to steal the 2016 presidential election.

Sound like a convoluted political novel by former Obama Administration speechwriter and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes?

If the coup to destroy Trump’s candidacy and presidency plays out like the other accomplishments of the hapless Obama Administration, very soon their nefarious plot will boomerang and kaboom! on all those involved.

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: nationalreview.com, thegatewaypundit.com, youtube.com
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California May Adopt Commie Holiday

Hawaii has live volcanoes, but it’s the California State Assembly that keeps spewing molten ashes of communism into the political environment with the hope that it will solidify into accepted practice by the masses.

Russia May Day Parade

Earlier this month the California Assembly discussed a bill that would consolidate Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s February birthdays into a singularly-observed  Presidents’ Day.

That’s nothing too radical other than where to put the apostrophe (Presidents’ Day or President’s Day), or whether to include an apostrophe at all.

What made California Bill AB-3042 controversial was Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago’s desire to make the communist-inspired International Workers’ Day a state-sponsored holiday.

International Workers’ Day is May 1 and is also known as May Day. It has been celebrated for decades in  communist countries and drew more than 100,000 Muscovites at this year’s May Day parade in Moscow.

One wonders if the communist holiday is celebrated by taking stuff from society’s producers and giving it to the non-producers.

If so, it would be like Christmas gift giving in reverse. Gifts would be taken rather than received. This may explain why Santiago insists it should be a paid holiday (unlike Presidents’ Day), and why anti-capitalist California is considering the bill.

The appropriations and education committees earlier passed the bill along party line votes but the California Assembly refused to pass it by a 27-22 committee vote last Thursday. Hope springs eternal for Santiago however, after he submitted a motion to reconsider Bill AB-3042 another time.

California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper pretty well summed up the feelings of the minority last Thursday:

“Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?” he asked on the floor of the State House.  “Are we going that far to the left?”

He went on to say that the Santiago bill makes it look like California is kowtowing to Cold War Soviet domination.

This begs two questions: first, if California added the communist-inspired May Day as a paid holiday, would that be evidence of the long sought Russian collusion Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been seeking the past year?

Second, if Santiago’s bill passes, would California be charged with misappropriating Russian culture?

The Eagles’ song Hotel California seemingly sums up the fate of state residents stuck with their current progressive representation: “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device.”

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

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CNN’s Don Lemon is One Sour Puss

It’s a shame state lemon laws don’t apply to CNN’s Don Lemon. Based on his acerbic commentary and dour outlook on all things Trump, viewers of his show should be entitled to some kind of relief.

Lemon is the co-anchor of CNN Tonight but sees his role as a political commentator who has a higher opinion of his own opinions than is justified. He projects himself as a serious journalist and that in itself says a lot about his myopia, the current state of broadcast journalism and the Trump haters that watch his show.

In his mind, Don Lemon is the story.

Last Friday Lemon expressed enough sour grapes he might earn his own Sour Nerds flavor.

“If you have the evidence that shows you, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist, then I feel it’s my obligation as a journalist to say it,” he said last week as the keynote speaker at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit in New York.

That’s funny, because in my journalism classes we were taught our role was to report the facts as objectively as possible so readers could form their own opinions. That was the journalist’s obligation then.

Guess I missed the classes where journalists were to form their own conclusion, rearrange the facts to support that conclusion, and then tell readers and viewers what to think about a story by sharing your personal opinion.

Lemon gets his ear pierced on national TV. Now that’s news!

“Critical thinking is important as a journalist. If you cannot surmise that this president — if he’s not racist, he’s certainly racist-adjacent,” Lemon told last week’s gathered audience.

Racist-adjacent? What the heck is that?

Is that like racist by association because you live in adjacent houses? Is it a type of homeowners association where all the houses are painted black and white? Was he talking about George and Louise Jefferson living next to Archie Bunker?

I asked my Google assistant what “racist-adjacent” was and she shrugged and sent me a link to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“We have come to a consensus in our society that facts matter. I feel like it’s my obligation to say that,” Lemon said last week.

Don Lemon wouldn’t know an honest fact if it signed his paycheck and made his coffee.  His anti-Trump bias and presuppositions of Trump’s unfitness to be president are there for his TV zombies to see night in and night out.

As far as his obligation, apparently Lemon feels no obligation to honestly report Trump’s economic policies which have led to the lowest level of black unemployment ever. Likewise the undeniable fact there are fewer blacks on food stamps now than at anytime during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Where is Lemon’s obligation to his viewers with honest facts that tell the real story about the Russian collusion nonsense, Trump’s foreign policy successes and the positive things this president has accomplished his first 16 months in office – despite the scurrilous media headwinds by journalist hacks like Don Lemon and his ilk?

Unfortunately you’ll never hear any of those things from “This is CNN” and their primetime anchor, Don “Racist-Adjacent” Lemon.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. For those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country, welcome. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who tolerate everything but free speech and conservative ideals, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

 

 

Sources: washtimes.com, thehill.com, The Meredith Vieira Show
Photo sources: edition.cnn.com, notey.com

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