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Join us for some end of the week fun on the Friday Three Martini Lunch. Today, Jim and Greg cheer a really strong February jobs report and are hopeful the strong economy can ward off any coronavirus-related slump. Speaking of which, they also vent about the media’s inability to cover the coronavirus story in a non-hysterical manner, which may be helping to fuel the Wall Street volatility. And they get a lot of laughs from MSNBC anchor Brian Williams and New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay concluding that Mike Bloomberg spent enough money in his failed campaign to give each person in America a million dollars.

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The Democrats debated in Las Vegas last night and they put on quite the show. Join Jim and Greg as they walk through the major dust-ups between Bloomberg and Warren, Bloomberg and Sanders, and Klobuchar and Buttigieg and try to figure out what the impact will be on the race for the nomination. They’re also thrilled to see a new poll from Gallup showing Americans with the highest satisfaction in the state of the U.S. since 2005 and lopsided numbers of citizens optimistic about the economy and where it is headed. And they go back to the debate to focus on NBC’s Chuck Todd asking Michael Bloomberg whether billionaires should exist.

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Or anybody who gets their hands dirty while making your food possible. Let’s see, the guy who sells the seed, the trucker who delivered the seed, the thousands of people building those monster machines that work the soil, plant the seed, cultivate it, spread herbicide and pesticide, harvest it, and deliver it to the grain […]

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Apparently he hasn’t heard the news? Or maybe Mini Mike intends to retire for health reasons soon after taking office? More

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Now that New Hampshire completed the amazing task of counting votes on the same day people voted, join Wednesday’s Three Martini Lunch for a full breakdown of the results. Today, Jim and Greg not only enjoy the distant fourth place finish for Elizabeth Warren in her own backyard but also appreciate that Warren refuses to drop out, meaning a crowded field will continue to produce muddled results for a few more weeks. Three Democrats did end their campaigns Tuesday night and while Jim and Greg don’t agree with Andrew Yang on much of anything, they explain why they’ll miss his presence on the debate stage and beyond. And they hammer Michael Bloomberg for claiming he worked hard to end the “stop and frisk” policy while mayor of New York City when he is on the record praising the approach years after leaving office.

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Seth Barron talks with four City Journal contributors—Rafael MangualEric KoberRay Domanico, and Steven Malanga—about former New York City mayor and now presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg’s record on crime, education, economic development, and more.

After years of teasing a presidential run, Bloomberg has entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Just a week before his official announcement, he made headlines by reversing his long-standing support of controversial policing practices in New York—commonly known as “stop and frisk.” Bloomberg’s record on crime will factor heavily in his campaign, but his 12 years as mayor were eventful in numerous other policy areas.

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Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! Grab a stool as Jim and Greg dissect good, bad, and crazy martinis today. First, while Greg laments another Ohio State win over Michigan, they love the powerful pro-life story involving OSU’s star running back. They also slam Michael Bloomberg for saying taxes on poor people are good because then poor people won’t make as many bad choices for themselves. And they roll their eyes as LGBT activists complain about the absence of same-sex romances in Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies. You’ll also enjoy their unvarnished analysis of the Hallmark movies as they currently exist.

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It’s a big day on the Three Martini Lunch! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start by welcoming the news that Leif Olson has been re-hired at the Labor Department just one day after he was falsely accused of anti-Semitism by Bloomberg Law. Then they are encouraged that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also quite leery of any peace deal with the Taliban. And they unload on politicians in San Francisco for labeling the National Rifle Association.

Then, as the NFL begins it’s 100th season, Jim and Greg put a political twist on the occasion and have a lot of fun by holding a fantasy football draft involving the Democratic presidential candidates!

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that Hong Kong – at the direction of Communist China – has withdrawn the extradition bill that sparked massive protests, but they’re still not sure this story will have a happy ending. They also pummel Bloomberg News and reporter Ben Penn for forcing the resignation of a Department of Labor appointee over an “anti-Semitic” social media post that wasn’t anti-Semitic at all. And Jim is not at all impressed with the apparent peace plan in Afghanistan, which seems to amount to little more than trusting the Taliban not to commit terrorism or harbor terrorist groups.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg decide not to run for president in 2020 but groan as he vows to spend huge sums of money to move the world “beyond carbon” in the next decade. They also fume as Hillary Clinton finds yet another pathetic excuse for losing to Donald Trump in 2016. And they react with disgust as the federal budget deficit jumps 77 percent in the first four months of Fiscal 2019 compared to last year – and because neither party and most Americans have no interest in addressing our debt and deficit crisis.

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Scott Adams was interviewed for Bloomberg before the election (I think he gave a comment or two to the writer after as well). The article was just now published. Apparently the author assumed Trump was going to lose and the rewrite was a time-consuming challenge. How Scott Adams Got Hypnotized by Trump More

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Given a Clinton vs Trump contest, would it be better for the U.S. for conservatives to hold our noses and vote for billionaire and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg? Granted his pro-choice, pro-ssm, anti-second amendment, and nanny-state policies would be a turnoff, but couldn’t a Republican congress thwart him with those issues? Although his Supreme […]

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My fellow conservatives, we are choosing our next president at this time, and we have many different ideas of what we want. I for one, want a winner. I want somebody who can get the job done, who has succeeded, and can make deals. We need a leader who isn’t a politician, who speaks the […]

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An article over at the Weekly Standard says Bloomberg is investigating a possible run if it is Hillary vs. Trump. I predicted the possibility a year ago (an independent Bloomberg run, not a Hillary vs. Trump election). I think a Hillary vs. Trump vs. Bloomberg race would true free-for-all and any one of them could […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Mark Halperin’s Nauseous Bullying of Ted Cruz

 

Ted Cruz is a top-tier candidate who could one day be the President of the United States. Instead of getting to the bottom of how he would govern, “journalist” Mark Halperin instead tried desperately to extract a “gotcha” moment discrediting his ethnic bona fides. Halperin’s obvious hope: that the moment might go viral and compensate for the fact that he works on a program with almost no viewers. (Bloomberg TV ratings are not public, but are believed to be lower than CNBC’s — which puts them with the margin of error of having exactly zero viewers).

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The question that needs to be asked here is how do you know that Senior Adviser to the President, Valarie Jarrett, is lying? It’s simple, her lips are moving. Don’t you just love the incredulous expressions on the faces of the two Bloomberg anchors when they asked if she received E-mails from Hillary Clinton while […]

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In light of recent attempts to delegitimize conservative speech — from the firing of Brandon Eich to the string of attacks on conservative commencement speakers and their subsequent withdrawals, did you ever fantasize about what you would like to say to those college grads if you got the chance? No need to do so any […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Bloomberg Chastises Thought Police at Harvard Commencement

 

Jannis Tobias Werner / Shutterstock.comMichael Bloomberg just wrapped up quite a commencement address to Harvard grads. Titled “Don’t Major in Intolerance,” the political independent and former mayor surprisingly took academia’s thought police to task:

In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left-wing ideas. Today, on many campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas, even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species.

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Our Nannyist overlords from Bloomberg to the Obamas are notorious for skipping over serious scientific work to apply the hammer fist of the state in obtrusive and demeaning ways designed to undermine the freedoms of great and free nations based on the stockpile of papers available when grant seekers and Nannyists converge. Obviously, as an […]

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