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A New Democratic Party Vote Mining Initiative?

 

As many of you know, I’m the father of a 24-year old severely Autistic young man who lives with me. My son has always been speech challenged. He is non-conversant and expresses himself with only rudimentary requests. “I want this” or “I want that” or “Disneyland” or “car” or “walk”, or responses like “No, thank you!”, etc. My son enjoys watching YouTube, Disney movies, Star Wars, and the occasional Hitchcock film (especially Vertigo). But he doesn’t understand what happens in the news and certainly doesn’t understand politics. Let’s face it, a lot of us don’t really understand politics either but we do a good job of faking it and get by.

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As Scalise Leaves Intensive Care, Democrats Leave Civility Far Behind

 

First, the good news: Rep. Steve Scalise has been released from the intensive care unit. MedStar Washington Hospital Center stated that “Scalise’s continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out” and that he “remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.”

Scalise was sent to the ICU by a crazed Bernie Sanders volunteer with a long history of angry social media posts against congressional Republicans and President Trump. A list of several GOP lawmakers was found on his body after Capitol Police took him down. His goal was to overturn the results of free and fair elections with the barrel of a gun.

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Trump Needs a New Hobby

 

President Trump (how strange it still is to type that) is an avid golfer, which does seem fitting as practically every president in the last 30 years has also been a golfer. Of course we beat constantly on Obama for golfing, and GW Bush was mocked for the same, even though he soon stopped as he felt it dishonorable for president at war taking leisure on the greens (not that the media gave him one iota of credit for this).

Clinton had a rumored reputation of being a horrible cheater on the fairways (no surprise as he was a cheater in other matters too), and now The Donald is taking media flak for golfing. Apparently one of the latest attacks has been on his committing the faux pas of driving his cart on the greens.

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Otto Warmbier and the Triumph of the North Korean Propaganda Machine

 

What are we to make of the strangely incurious reaction by most media outlets and commentators toward the charges levied by the North Korean regime against Otto Warmbier? Even if one accepts that civilized countries should tolerate the manhandling of their citizens by thug regimes for such ridiculous “crimes,” I find it odd that nobody is really questioning the facts surrounding his arrest.

Most of the articles and commentary I’ve read (including those by people sympathetic to his plight as well as the “white frat boy had it coming” crowd) accept uncritically that Mr. Warmbier took down a propaganda poster in a restricted area of his hotel (to their credit @jaynordlinger and Jim Geraghty appear to be notable exceptions, but the Smart Girls and many other Ricochet podcasters appear to have accepted the factuality of Mr. Warmbier’s offense). This despite the fact that:

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