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Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three good martinis! First, they welcome reports of the Senate Armed Services Committee demanding the Pentagon stop wasting taxpayer dollars searching the Armed Forces for domestic extremists, who seem to be quite rare. They also react to Brett Kavanaugh’s leftist neighbors getting fed up with the vulgar pro-abortion demonstrators who are still infesting the neighborhood. And they’re glad to see Bill de Blasio dropping out of the race for Congress and starting to realize just how much New Yorkers loathed his performance as mayor.

 

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The killing of terrorists is always a good thing.  Especially if they really were the guys planning the next attack. I wonder who ordered it.  Did the President know about it beforehand?  Does he know about it now?  Were Gens.  Austin and Milley aware of it? Did they okay it? Preview Open

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Turned Away, but Not for Covid

 

Here’s a shocking headline from yesterday: Austin family says toddler was turned away from hospital due to lack of space in pediatric ICU. Oh, my gawd! A critically ill child was “turned away” from a hospital  That’s not only illegal, but also pretty stupid. Let’s read more:

After a brief scare in a local pediatric intensive care unit, an Austin couple is sharing their message: get vaccinated and wear a mask.

Your Government Inaction: Not Everywhere a Sign

 

Due to inaction by the local government, the citizens of Austin, Texas actually did something to address their drug-addled bum problem.  An initiative was passed by a large majority to ban camping in public places.  Of course, it is still up to the highly competent and efficient public officials in the city to make the law work.  So as not to unduly inconvenience the demented hobo community, the city is rolling out the enforcement in phases.  Here’s how it’s going so far:

In Phase 1, nothing was done.

Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for cranking out as many judicial confirmations as possible before the end of the session. They also discuss the truly crazy comments of Georgia Senate hopefuls Rev. Warnock comparing the GOP tax cuts to Herod’s slaughter of babies in Bethlehem and Jon Ossoff being clueless on the job of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And they shake their heads as officials in Austin, Texas, finally realize that shutting down and defunding the police cadet academy was probably a bad idea.

Biden Confused by Free Speech

 

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Evidence provided by Biden campaign of terrifying protesters flying American flags on a public highway, new Covid-19 restrictions expected in response.

After encountering Trump supporter escorts as their campaign bus traveled in the Lone Star State, the Biden campaign expressed concern about the exercise of First Amendment rights on public highways, reported by Jack Phillips in the Epoch Times:

“Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas today instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” Biden campaign Texas communications director Tariq Thowfeek told news outlets, confirming several events would be canceled in the state.

Three Cheers for Governor Abbott

 

Yesterday, October 2, 2019 Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to Austin’s mayor demanding the mayor do something about Austin’s homeless problem. It has been out of control since the City Council passed a law legalizing overnight camping everywhere – except in front of City of Austin offices. As a result, Austin has been turning into San Francisco South-Central.

And if the mayor blows off the Governor? Abbott pledges to use state authority to clean up Austin if the mayor fails to solve the problem by November 1.

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On the way home from work today, I heard a snippet of a story about how the city is dealing with the new, lenient laws regarding street-camping.  It is now legal for the homeless to set up camp in any public area, anywhere in the city except (of course) near City Hall, and as long […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have whiplash from all the media hyperbole in the wake of Andrew McCabe getting fired, almost all of it from people who have never read the inspector general’s report.  They also hammer President Trump for gloating about McCabe’s ouster and McCabe for suggesting his firing was a political hit job from Trump when multiple DOJ officials recommended it.  They also applaud the media for finally noticing a series of bombings in Austin, Texas, which have killed or injured several people in a story reminiscent of the Unabomber.  And they have some fun with D.C. city council member Trayon White alleging that the Rothschilds control the weather to bring calamity to American cities and then swoop in to pay for the cleanup and take control of the cities.

Notes from the Lone Star State

 

IMG_1044-853x640Since I’ve been in Texas for 18 hours now, and have already jogged from my hotel to the Capitol (see the photograph — and please accept my promise that in real life the dome is bigger than my nose and not the other way around), I am, you will agree, an expert. What strikes me so far:

Item: People in service positions — the staff at the rental car agency, the waiters at restaurants — somehow carry themselves with a certain relaxed and unself-conscious pride. Like equals. Like people who are doing things and going places. When I asked directions to the rental car garage at the airport late last night, the young janitor did a well-spoken job of giving them to me, responding to my thanks by looking me in the eye and saying, “You’re welcome, Sir.”

Item: Space — there’s space. You have the sense here in downtown Austin that you could drive 15 minutes in any direction and find yourself in open country. That means a lot of things, but one in particular that’s on my mind just now: Housing costs are reasonable. Young people can buy houses and start families. As I left California, the young Uber driver who took me to the airport devoted about 20 minutes to a detailed analysis of Bay Area housing, naming neighborhood after neighborhood in which he could never hope to live — and explaining that his parents, one a cook, the other a housekeeper, had had to move to Utah to escape rising rents. In California, there’s a built-in hostility to working people and the young. Not here. Not in the Lone Star State.