2018 – The Year of the Wicked Wolf

The year 2018 must be the Year of the Wolf. Or Wolff. Or Woof.

In January Michael Wolff, author of The Fire and the Fury, published his gossip-filled book full of known lies, unchecked facts, half-truths, and imaginary occurrences the author believed to be true.

Those imaginary occurrences had to be good enough for his readers since not a single Cabinet level official was interviewed for his “guess-all” book.

Since learning that Wolff used a pink unicorn and Nessie of Loch Ness as two of his sources, the public last saw him on a local cable channel yelling at a potted plant, “I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now” like Navan A. Johnson in The Jerk.

Speaking of offense, this past Saturday comedienne Michelle Wolf did an impression of a stand-up routine at the annual White House Correspondents’ Assocication dinner.

People who enjoy pulling the wings off butterflies and burning ants with magnifying glasses thought it hilarious.

Wolf was crude, rude and came off like a high school mean girl on Facebook. During her “act” she labeled White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders a liar and an Uncle Tom – so called because that’s the name “for white women who disappoint other white women.”

She attacked Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway as a liar and hypocrite:  “You guys have got to stop putting Kellyanne on your shows. All she does is lie. If you don’t give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie.”

Wolf’s act was so below the belt, over-the-top, and a punch to the midriff of decorum and decency that even liberal female journalists who defended Bill Clinton’s debauchery were aghast.

 

 

What’s funny is that liberals are so infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), they can’t distinguish between funny and ferocious, humor and haranguing, comedy and cruelty.

The Left is so politically correct they are afraid of offending any life form, but they have no problem lambasting any Christian, conservative or rap artist who think differently than they do.

Before political correctness and its twin mongrels of diversity and inclusivity were spawned, celebratory dinners with funny guest speakers worked like this:

If Michelle Wolf would study these old celebrity roasts, she might learn how to be funny – without being a #NastyWoman.

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Sources: washingtonpost.com, cnn.com, youtube.com
Photo sources: tvline.com

Copyright 2018, Dean A. George©

Masculinity As A Mental Health Issue

“Man up.” “Act like a man.” “Real men don’t cry.”

The University of Texas at Austin claims these are examples of “restrictive masculinity,” and it is the latest college campus to shine the liberal light of wussiness on the theory that masculinity could be a mental health issue.

Traits like assertiveness, taking charge and being a “breadwinner” are discouraged because they restrict men to harmful stereotypes.  Unlike cry closets and safe spaces for college-aged men.

Promoting such attitudes can lead to unhealthy activities like violence, drinking or punching the lights out of a cis-gendered individual that has a problem with your heterosexuality.

The MasculinUT class is being offered through the University of Texas at Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center.  (Apparently including the “e” in masculine is patriarchal.)  Patriarchal types dismiss the new program as a virus on virility and a form of Longhorn mad cow disease.

It’s actually a sign of our times that the program is being offered through the university’s counseling and mental health center.  According to the program’s founders, masculine gender identities include female, transgender, genderqueer and non-binary students. Huh?

Cross dressing and assuming the opposite gender role of the factory installed equipment you were born with used to be considered a mental illness that required professional counseling, not a celebration.

Today, many enlightened gender bender advocates insist that the concept of gender is optional and can be changed at anytime – despite any lack of scientific evidence validating that premise. (Watching the Sisters number in White Christmas 150 times doesn’t count.)

On the other hand, masculine qualities like poise, bravery and resoluteness have been historically respected, but now they are rejected as discriminatory and biased. Guess you could call such qualities a “manstrosity.”

Manly attributes formally revered are now considered “restrictive” and are believed to lead to sexual violence and interpersonal issues, therefore masculinity must be counseled and treated as a form of mental illness. Like believing in prayer or wearing a MAGA hat.

What’s happening on college campuses today is enough to make a real man cry.  Or not.

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Sources: pjmedia.com, cmhc.utexas.edu,

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Jarrar is Liberal Tolerance Personified

Why do conservatives diss liberal feel good concepts like diversity and inclusion? Look no further than California college professor Randa Jarrar.

Jarrar is the Fresno State English professor that suddenly took a leave of absence on Wednesday after vilifying former First Lady Barbara Bush on Twitter – within an hour of her passing.

That doesn’t seem very inclusive.

Just one of many open-minded, tolerant members of academia, Jarrar tweeted this about Mrs. Bush’s death: “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words.”

A professor of creative writing, Jarrar flexed her writing chops with a second tweet: “PSA: either you are against these pieces of s— and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeee.”

What a sweetheart, huh? Hard to believe she’s still single.

She also tweeted: “All the hate I’m getting ALMOST made me forget how happy I am that George W. Bush is probably really sad right now.”

Before switching her Twitter account to private after the ensuing social media tsunami, she justified her hateful messages by claiming that now others would know “what it’s like to be an Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout online expressing an opinion.”

Seems like she’s mistaking “girth” for “clout” – but I digress.

Jarrar, whose name sounds like the Star Wars villain Jabba the Hut, was born in Chicago to Egyptian and Palestinian parents but grew up in Kuwait and Egypt in a strict Muslim household.

“The United States has afforded her and her family everything. I don’t understand where this hatred comes from,” said ex-husband Orie Cipollaro.

Here’s a clue: Cipollaro, who married his poison pen dream boat when she was age 18, remembers his wife calling herself the smartest person in the room.

Bet he kicks himself every day for letting her get away after just two years of marital bliss.

Jarrar further tweaked her Twitter critics by listing a mental health crisis hotline as her personal number, causing concerns that her thoughtless prank could clog the hotline.

She also taunted her online critics when they called for her ouster: “I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say.”

Based on media reports, here’s hoping her heartless comments will soon be nothing more than a distant memory that she’ll blame on American intolerance and racism – if there’s still anyone wanting to hear what she has to say.

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: washingtonpost.com, yourcentralvalley.com, foxnews.com, breitbart.com
Photo source: veritas_45 (Twitter), fresnostate.edu, bitchmedia.org

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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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    Source: dailysignal.com, newyorktimes.com, sps.boisestate.edu

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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

Photo sources: bustle.com, youtube.com, patriotretort.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

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One Swamp Reptile Gone, More to Come

Introducing 3D News – Dean’s Daily Digest: A daily distillation of fake news, conservative shaming and liberal illogic reported by the mainstream media.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29

A giant sucking sound was audible emanating from the nation’s capitol Monday and no, it wasn’t a Democrat tax bill or the usual strange noises coming from Al Franken’s former Senate office.

Instead it was the sound of the swamp being drained, and it’s a sound Americans are going to hear often the next few weeks.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, better known as “Andy” to secret society types, was escorted out of FBI headquarters Monday a day after FBI director Christopher Wray reviewed an inspector general report on how the bureau handled internal investigations of the 2016 presidential election.

McCabe played a key role in the FBI investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server – despite the clear conflict posed when it became known that his wife accepted over half a million dollars in campaign contributions from a close Clinton ally.

Being the boy scout he is, McCabe later recused himself – a week before the election.

McCabe also played a pivotal role in the investigation into alleged contact between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government. How big a role? Presumably that’s what in the four-page report Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to release Monday.

The classified memo outlines alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior DOJ and FBI officials while investigating suspected Russian collusion by Trump campaign officials.

As we mentioned in the post The Russian Collusion Boomerang, those swamp creatures laying traps and snares for the President they call a disgrace are now finding themselves hopelessly entangled in their own deceit and duplicity.

Also on Monday a group of Hollyweird political activists gathered for the aptly named “People’s State of the Union” in NYC’s Town Hall. You know, like the “People’s Republic of Korea” and the “People’s Park” at UC-Berkeley.

Emceed by anti-Trump critic Mark Ruffalo, aka the mild-mannered Bruce Banner in comic book movies like Iron Man and Thor, many of the perpetual gloom and doomers in attendance were secretly hoping all the vitriolic Never Trump banter would prompt the mild mannered Banner to morph into The Incredible Hulk – presumably so he could chase down the president and smash him with an over-sized people’s fist.

Unfortunately for them Hulk didn’t materialize and they had to settle for Michael Moore instead.

Mark Ruffalo – Dreamer Wannabe

“We must remove and replace the system and the culture that gave us Trump in the first place,” Moore told the Hollywood full-of-it faithful hoping for the second coming of Saul Alinsky.

By “the system” Moore undoubtedly meant the Constitution and Electoral College, and by the culture he meant things like illusory white male privilege, voter ID laws and enforceable borders – like the walls many Hollywookie types live behind in the People’s Republic of California.

There were also repeated references to Trump supporters being the “ugly underbelly” who elected him. Just a hunch that term was inspired by many celebs who spend an evening with Michael Moore.

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Shutdown, Missing Texts and #MeToo

Welcome to Dean Riffs’ Week in Review. Every weekday our panel of non-partisan judges (me) pick two or three weekday news items on which to comment – after careful pontification, of course. We riff responsibly here.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

Today Senate Democrats scurried back to their offices, wiped the #SchumerShutdown shinola from their feet, and raced each other to the Senate Chamber to place their vote reopening the federal government.

File their foolish attempt to force a DACA solution by closing the government under #ChuckSucks.

Other than the military and critical agencies like Border Patrol not getting paid, I wouldn’t have minded if their temper tantrum lasted until Election Day. Now that they’re back though, they’ve rushed from the frying pan into the fire of Dreamer discontent.

The blow back from the Democrats backpedaling on their earlier promise to keep the government closed until Congress provided amnesty to DACA beneficiaries was swift and brutal.

Immigrant activists accused them of retreating without getting anything in return, and millions of legal voters were connecting the dots that Democrats seemed to favor the plight of illegals over members of our military, our border patrol and nine million children on the federally funded Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP).

To say they gained nothing isn’t quite fair, though. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (the Princess of the Pakistani Email Support Network) told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin what Schumer gained by shutting down the government:

“So the one thing I would say that he did get, is the potential for momentum,” Schultz told a slack-jawed Baldwin.

The final vote in the Senate to reopen the government was 81-18. Not only was Schumer and his leadership team nearly stampeded by Dem senators anxious to vote for reopening the government, especially those up for re-election this fall, ironically the Senate’s Schumer Shutdown may have damaged Democrats’ chances of winning back the House this November.

Can’t wait for the Dems’ encore performance when the four-page report on FISA abuse is released next week. #ReleasetheMemo

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

The mainstream media continued whistling back the DOJ/FBI graveyard as the stakes grew higher with the the news of five months of missing texts between star-crossed fibbies Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

A day earlier responsible media outlets, aka those not named ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC, reported Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified Congress that texts between Strzok and Page ranging from Dec 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017 were missing.

The missing texts are important because of what transpired during that time, including:

President Trump took the oath of office; National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was fired; the anti-Trump dossier was published; the president fired FBI Director James Comey, and special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling and potential collusion involving the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

What’s the common denominator in many of those events? Strzok interviewed Michael Flynn (without his attorney present); helped promulgate the questionable dossier; was best buds with Comey, and worked as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation until the texts were released showing his and Page’s obvious bias and “loathing” of President Trump.

If you are experiencing a sense of deja vu when hearing about the missing texts, it’s probably because the same thing happened with the IRS and Lois Lerner’s missing emails and Hillary Clinton’s 30,000-plus which were deleted and acid-washed – after they were subpoenaed, of course.

So what did the mainstream media report on if not the biggest FBI-related scandal since Watergate? In no particular order the Super Bowl, the latest royal wedding-to-be, and Minnie Mouse earning her own star on the Hollyweird Walk of Fame.

The media’s honoring Minnie Mouse while dishonoring their own profession with Mickey-Mouse coverage of this mushrooming scandal is irony at its finest.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

Sir Elton John live streamed an announcement today that his upcoming Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will be his last.

The 70-year-old rocker’s career has spanned five decades, but you better pencil in six since his upcoming tour beginning this year concludes after 300 concert dates sometime in 2021. And now he wants to quit touring? What a yellow goldbrick!

John refuses to say he’s retiring, but rather said he is “embarking on the next phase of his creative journey.” Hmm…that could mean anything from starring as the next James Bond to making Bennie and the Jets a new political party.

Let’s see, 57 top 40 hits in the U.S., including 27 in the top 10 and nine earning #1. Okay, maybe he’s earned a little R & R – if he can afford it.

In other news today, CBS TV showed its commitment to the Green Revolution by announcing plans to recycle and reboot the hit show Murphy Brown.

The original series starring Candice Bergen ran from 1988-1998 and won 18 Emmy’s, including five for Bergen. How will the acerbic, tart-tongued Murphy Brown character fare in today’s media environment of cable news, social media, sanctuary cities, safe spaces and a take-no-prisoners political environment?

Then again, some cultural sensitivites haven’t changed all that much, such as the episode where Murphy lampooned political correctness:

“Oh, good morning, my little worker ants! That’s just a figure of speech; I would NEVER compare you to insects. At least not after that sensitivity training seminar those maggots at the network forced me to attend!”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

Remember the five months of texts between Federal Bureau of Incrimination paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page the DOJ said were missing? Apparently the premier law enforcement agency politicized by former President Obama and James Comey wasn’t exactly breaking a sweat looking for them.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz said today his forensics team was able to track the “ghost texts” after requesting the actual cellphones the agents used. My goodness, what sleuths the FBI brass are! If only they had thought of looking on the four known cell phones Strozk and Page used before informing Congress the texts were lost, the bowed and bloodied agency would have been spared another embarrassment.

The FBI is still America’s premier law enforcement agency, but at this point under the leadership of James Comey, Rod Rothstein, Andrew McGabe, Andrew Weissman and Sally Yates, it appears the DOJ and FBI influenced the 2016 presidential election more than Putin, Russian bots and Macedonian content farmers ever could have.

Also on Thursday, Trump took his Make American Great Again tour on the road to Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum. Many in the media were licking their chops at the thought of the world’s economic and cultural elite dissing the president on the world stage.

The media, as usual on all things Trump, got it 100 percent wrong. Trump was received like a rock star.

He hosted a dinner with European business leaders and CEOs, held bilateral meetings with various world leaders (including African leaders), conducted business roundtables, accepted thanks from CEO’s of Bayer, Adidas and Siemens for slashing corporate tax burdens, chastised Russia for monopolizing European energy markets, encouraged others to deregulate burdensome rules to grow their economies, threatened to withhold all U.S.monies from the Palestinians if they refuse to negotiate in the peace process with Israel, and demanded others respect the U.S.

He concluded with a rousing 15-minute speech that reminded those gathered America was again open for business and “America First” did not mean American alone.

To the surprise of no one that respects how Trump is representing our country, there was no bowing, no apologizing for America and no leading from behind.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

The #MeToo movement nailed another shameless cad on its public bedpost of contempt and public humiliation, but the circumstances of this particular incident were bemusing to say the least.

Today the New York Times announced that Democrat senior political advisor Burns Strider (his real name – honest) was accused of sexually harassing a 30-year-old female subordinate with whom he shared office space during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Reportedly Strider had kissed her on the forehead, rubbed her shoulders inappropriately and sent suggestive emails. The campaign manager recommended to the candidate that Strider be fired, but the candidate refused, choosing instead to dock his wages and require he undergo mandatory counseling.

The female staffer was assigned a new role within the campaign and required to sign a non-disclosure agreement that prohibited campaign staffers from publicly discussing the campaign’s activities. The sleazy incident went unreported until now.

As faith advisor to the 2008 candidate Strider regularly sent the presidential wannabe daily scripture readings every morning of the campaign (I’m not making that up either). Five years later Strider again supported the same candidate who had stood beside him, this time leading an independent group supporting the candidate’s latest presidential run.

Months after that unsuccessful campaign ended Strider was reportedly fired again – quite coincidentally I’m sure – for sexually harassing another young female aide.

Like Tammy Wynette the unsuccessful two-time presidential candidate has a history of “standing by her man.”

“I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed,” Hillary Clinton tweeted Friday night.

“I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard.”

Now thanks to Hillary’s book What Happened and Friday’s tweet, we know “what happened” in both 2008 and 2016.

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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Hollywood’s TDS, Dems Run for Cover

Welcome to Dean Riffs’ Week in Review. Every weekday our panel of non-partisan judges (me) pick two or three weekday news items on which to comment – after careful pontification, of course. We riff responsibly here.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15th

Hollywood celebs and others infected with acute Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) were quick to blame the president for Hawaii’s well publicized false missile attack alarm because…well, the Diss Trump show must go on and that’s what they do.

I mean, who doesn’t appreciate getting unsolicited opinions from people paid to be anyone other than themselves.

Comedian Jim Carrey: “If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination.”

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis: “This Hawaii missle (sic) scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!”

Judd Apatow: (Big time Hollywood producer whose name I had to Google): Great to know the button saying there is a nuclear war is right next to the one saying this is a test. This is a load of bulls#!%. This is not what happened. Keep digging. This isn’t about a fu#@^!* shift change. ”

Amazing that both Hillary and Obama were never held accountable for things like Benghazi (where people actually died), Hillary’s illegal email server (where identities of intelligence officials were hacked and some sources were killed) and where the personal online health and financial information of millions of federal employees and military personnel were compromised and the left said, “Meh.”

What happened in Hawaii last Saturday was scary, but it was a regrettable accident caused by a state employee and had as much to do with the presidency as the rise of the oceans slowing and our planet healing – or being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize just 11 days into office.

FYI – Hawaii was so upset by the state employee’s mistake that he was “temporarily reassigned” to other duties. Not fired. Not suspended. Temporarily reassigned.

Maybe the employee with the itchy trigger finger can file for leniency with the Hawaii governor to have his record expunged so they can still win Employee of the Year.

“Mad Max” – Maxine Waters

Monday was also Martin Luther King, Jr Day and what better way to honor the legacy of the civil rights icon than to have an “empty barrel” like Maxine Walters replay the overdrawn race card.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have encouraged every responsible human being to march for justice, to march for peace, and most of all, to march for the impeachment of Donald Trump,” she tweeted. Similar messages were expressed by Georgia’s U.S. Representative John Lewis and Florida congresswoman Frederica “Mad Hatter” Wilson.

Apparently they forgot the Dr. King quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

On a lighter note, January 15th also marked the 126th anniversary since Dr. James Naismith published the rules of basketball. Naismith invented the game in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1892. As we like to say in Indiana, basketball was invented in Massachusetts but perfected in Indiana.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

The media’s latest flavor-of-the-month, fake news charge against Trump is that he is mentally unfit. After witnessing some of the questions media members posed at today’s press conference, many Americans could question the media’s mental health – especially Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough, etc.

Here’s a sample of some of the questions posted to White House physician, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronnie Jackson.

“I’m wondering if you talked to the President about this — about the President’s mental fitness?”

“Are you ruling out things like early onset Alzheimer’s? Are you looking at dementia-like symptoms?”

“There was an incident recently where the President appeared to slur his words while giving an address.  Did you look into what the cause of that might have been at all?”

” Because of his age, will you conduct cognitive testing in the future?”

“Do believe he is fit for duty? How can you determine that?”

And then some members of the Fourth Estate chose to play doctor themselves:

“He (the president) is taking a cholesterol-lowering medication, he has evidence of heart disease, and he’s borderline obese.  Can you characterize that as excellent health?”

“Can you explain to me how a guy who eats McDonald’s and (inaudible) and all those diet cokes and who never exercises, is in as good as shape as you say he’s in?”

“Do you keep a tally of how much golf the U.S. President plays?  And do you consider that exercise?”

“Is there anyone on the President’s medical team, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, whose job it is to monitor the President’s emotional state or watch for potential psychiatric problems or indicators of those?”

“On what basis would you — and this is just a philosophical question — advise the Cabinet that the President is unable to discharge his duties?  How does that bar get met?”

After failing to trip up the good doctor with their clever inquiries, the questions then devolved from the insulting to the insane:

“Is he limited to one scoop of ice cream now?”

“Does the President wear dentures?”

“Do you have any concerns about the President’s use of Twitter?”

“Does he watch too much TV? “

“How would you describe his diet before he became President?”

Are you confident of his prostate health?”

And the media think Trump is a sexist. You can bet Oprah Winfrey would never be asked questions about her diet and prostate health if she was ever president!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

At 8 o’clock this night President Trump announced the winners of The Fake News Awards in a flourish that would have made P.T. Barnum proud. Unless you share cave space with the Taliban, everyone who watches even a smidgen of TV knows that coverage of President Trump’s first year in office has bordered between negative to outright hostile.

Trump being Trump, he decided to honor the 90% negative media coverage he received in 2017 with their own awards. The president’s flair for the dramatic didn’t disappoint after the link to the award winners he shared on his Twitter account crashed the web server displaying the results.

To the surprise of no one CNN won four of the 11 awards and the New York Times two.  Individual winners included the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, ABC’s Brian Ross and The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel earning a special mention for misrepresenting the size of a Trump crowd in Pensacola, Florida in a tweet.

Ahead of the much anticipated announcement, retiring junior Arizona senator Jeff Flake and senior Arizona senator John McCain shared a hissy fit about the president’s poking fun at the media. McCain said that Trump’s use of the phrase, “fake news” is “being used by autocrats to silence reporters, undermine political opponents, stave off media scrutiny, and mislead citizens.”

Senator Flake, whose poll numbers only rise to double digits in his own household, compared the President to Joseph Stalin. “2018 must be the year in which the truth takes a stand against power that would weaken it,” Flake said before an empty Senate chamber.  He also criticized the president for calling the media “the enemy of the people.”

Maybe next Trump will announce awards for self-serving U.S. senators.  He can call them the Flake the Fake Senator Awards.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

On Thursday the House Intelligence Committee passed a motion along party lines to make a classified intelligence report charging excessive abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) available to all congressional members.

Those that read the four-page report described it in the following ways: “Deeply troubling.” “Alarming.”  “Shocking.” “Bombshell.” “Jaw dropping.”

No wonder the Democrats were considering shutting down the federal government this weekend. How bad are the contents of the four-page report for Democrats and Obama administration officials?

“I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail,” Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz said.

Several sources told investigative journalist Sara Carter they wouldn’t be surprised if it leads to the end of the Mueller investigation.

Florida Republican Representative Ron DeSantis tweeted this after reviewing the document: “The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation.”

Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry told Fox News, “You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is.”

North Carolina Republican Representative and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows was even more somber. “It is shocking. Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”

Democrats voted as a bloc against releasing the document outside the intelligence committee and you can bet they definitely will oppose releasing it to the general public. The only known Democrat to comment was California’s Adam Schiff who called the report “misleading” and “rife with factual inaccuracies.”

“This may help carry White House water, but it is a deep disservice to our law enforcement professionals,” he opined.

What a crock of schiff! Schiff needs to get his schiff straight. The report isn’t faulting the thousands of hardworking FBI agents for illegal activities, but the suits at the top: ex-FBI Director James Comey, Rod Rothstein, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Sally Yates, James Baker, Jim Rybicki, Peter Strozk and Lisa Page to name a few. #ReleasetheMemo

The Gospel of John (8:32) says, “The truth will set you free.”  Those DOJ and FBI officials colluding directly with Obama administration officials, Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election, and indirectly with Russian Kremlin intelligence, may prove to be the exception to that rule.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Much of Friday was taken up with a single question: will Chuck Schumer and the Democrats shut down the government. At midnight they did and the Schumer Shutdown began. Here’s why Schumer and the Dems are to blame:

Democrats didn’t object to anything in the proposed budget bill. It was what “wasn’t” in the bill that prompted the Dems to throw a tantrum: DACA, DACA, DACA. How can Republicans be blamed if the Democrats had no objections to the budget bill?

But what if there was another reason why Dems took the controversial move to shut down the government and paychecks for the American military and federal workforce in support of hundreds of thousands of illegals. What if they are trying to distract from the mushrooming FISA controversy that gathered considerable momentum on Thursday.

Monopolizing media coverage by closing the government would also distract from the anniversary date on Saturday marking Trump’s first successful year in office and all the good he has accomplished.

In short, the only way the Dems thought they could slow the Trump train was by making the case to American voters that on top of all the other inconveniences, senseless crime and expensive social welfare programs they believe taxpayers owe those here illegally, we also have to close our government on the altar of political correctness. Brilliant, huh?

It was a rash move by an increasingly desperate party bereft of constructive ideas, dynamic leadership and one about to be implicated in the most heinous political scandal in U.S. history.

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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