Don’t bother to check the facts before you shoot your mouth off. Bloomberg may be new to the left but he is learning the tactics.
CBS host Scott Pelley fact-checked Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on air after the former New York City mayor tried to claim that President Donald Trump described the coronavirus outbreak as a “hoax.”
“I find it incomprehensible that the president would do something as inane as calling it a ‘hoax’ which he did last night in South Carolina,” Bloomberg said when Pelley introduced the topic during a “60 Minutes” interview set to run Sunday evening.
“He said that the Democrats making so much of it is a Democratic hoax, not that the virus is a hoax,” Pelley responded.
Not seeming to understand what the CBS host was getting at, Bloomberg pressed on. “This is up to the scientists and the doctors as to whether there is a problem,” he continued. “They all, around the world, say that it is in some places, and has enormous potential to become one elsewhere. And it is just ignorant and irresponsible to not stand up and be the leader and say, ‘We don’t know, but we have to prepare for the fact that, if it is, we have the medicines and the structure and the knowledge to deal with it.’”
In retrospect, 2017 was a quaint time in our nation’s history. The coronavirus wasn’t threatening to kill us all, the Trump administration hadn’t killed us all, and the Trump tax cuts were still months away from killing us all. In fact, the only thing threatening to end life as we know it back then was the proposal to repeal Net Neutrality, a 2015 regulation that we’re told made the Internet better somehow.
To repeal it, we were told in 2017 and 2018, would literally mean the “end of the Internet as we know it,” as CNN’s front page blared in February 2017. As attorney James Hasson documented on Twitter former feminist/birth control icon Sandra Fluke declared repealing the regulation “would kill access to abortion information,” while GLAAD insisted the repealing would be “an attack on the LGBTQ community.” GQ claimed it would “ruin the internet forever,” and the American Civil Liberties Union insisted it would lead to a “two-tier Internet.” And let’s not forget Rep. Ro Khanna’s (D-CA) graphic claiming that without net neutrality, we would be charged separately for video, email, gaming, and social media.
Watching Democratic lawmakers walking over to the Senate to deliver the articles of impeachment formally, I couldn’t help but be reminded of days gone by when Ringling Brothers would come to town. There would be news coverage of the animals filing into the Lincoln Tunnel on the way to Madison Square Garden for a spectacular exhibition. The difference between this caravan and the legislators processing through the Capitol Rotunda is that the former was supposed to culminate in a circus. At the same time, the latter evolved into one due to Democratic partisan bumbling and incompetence. Or perhaps that is what we are supposed to think.
Nancy Pelosi looks like a fool right now, and although she may be any things, the Speaker is no fool. This impeachment farce may seem like an exercise in futility since the chances of conviction in the Senate are roughly equivalent to winning the Powerball and the Megaball in the same week. Could there be something else at play here? Are the powers that be in the Democratic Party intentionally trying to sideline Warren and Sanders in favor Of Joe Biden?
Ocasio-Cortez faces primary challenge from second-generation Queens immigrant
You start a brand new job and then immediately begin dissing the boss who just happens to be one the most powerful women in the United States. Did you really think Fancy Nancy was going to just grin and bear it?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will have to get through a primary challenger if she wants to hold on to her seat in 2020. Democratic activist Badrun Khan, who has challenged Ocasio-Cortez for the Democratic nomination to represent New York’s 14th district. says on her website that she’ll provide “REAL Results… Not Empty Promises” — an apparent jab at the socialist darling. When asked about Khan’s challenge, Ocasio-Cortez said: “I just focus on delivering for my district and doing the best job. I try not to focus too much on other folks in the field,” according to The Hill. Khan filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Committee in July. The website for New York City’s government confirms that Khan serves on Queens Community Board 2.
Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC anchor’s question on whether Russia helped Trump win
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told anNBC anchor Wednesday it was not accurate to suggest thatRussiaflipped the 2016 election in President Trump’s favor. “I don’t think there is any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have,” she toldNBC anchor Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie had just asked whether Russian interference “actually worked” and blocked a victory by former Democratic presidential nomineeHillary Clinton.
It is amazing to me that some of thes candidates ar all about espousing rights that are not in the Constitution such as this new bonehead idea by Pitiful Pete while trashing, ignoring and seeking to repress rights that actually ARE in the Constitution, such as the right to free speech, religion, assembly, to bear arms and even the fundamental right to life.
Beto O’Rourke claims ‘living close to work’ is a ‘right’
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke now claims you have a “right” to live near your job.
“Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich,” the former Texas congressman tweeted Monday. “It’s a right for everyone.”
O’Rourke didn’t explain how it’s a right – or if he considers it a constitutional or a human right. But in a video posted on Twitter, the Democrat argued that living closer to one’s work would not only “reduce our impact on climate change and greenhouse emissions” but would also “improve the quality of life” for people.
In the video, O’Rourke claimed “we force lower-income working Americans to drive one, two, three hours in either direction to get to their jobs, very often minimum wage jobs. They’re working two or three of them right now.”
“Rich people are going to have to allow — or be forced to allow — lower-income people to live near them,” he said.
Elizabeth Warren’s Green New Deal Scheme Won’t Work
I cover energy, security, Europe, Russia/Eurasia & the Middle East
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) needs a new energy advisor. Late last week the Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted her plan to impose a nationwide ban on hydraulic fracturing and a suspension of all new fossil fuel drilling leases for offshore and public lands. She wants to ax the most promising American energy sectors on her first day in the Oval Office. The proposal may come from a place of valid concern for the Earth’s climate, but it also demonstrates a dangerous ignorance of global energy security and the U.S. economy. The harebrained scheme raises questions about Professor Warren’s fitness to serve as President.
I had to listen it again on my computer because I wasn’t sure I heard it right the first time. Joe Biden actually said that “when it comes to decisions, the details don’t matter. It is somewhat disconcerting that someone who wants to be leader of the Free World thinks that details should not inform decisions. It does explain, however, how he manages to be on the wrong side of just about every foreign policy decision for the past 30 years. The same approach to decision making among his supporters also helps to explain why he still has any although the rather sad quality of the current alternatives to his candidacy.
It does beg the question, however, that if the details don’t matter then what does? How do you make decisions? Flip a coin? Draw lots? Tarot Cards? Eeney, meeny, miny mo? The media keeps giving this guy a pass but frankly the thought of this buffoon in the oval office is just scary.
I used to think that no one could ever make Jimmy Carter look good by comparison and then along came Obama. The only thing I liked about Obama was that he stayed in office long enough to keep crazy Uncle Joe out. Who knew that the Democratic Party would be in such disarray that the likes of Joe Biden is being touted as the one safe choice that can save the party from itself.