Robert Laurie


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Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Dem Gov. candidate details sex with ‘50 very attractive females’ - sp

Nov 17, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Dem Gov. candidate, BILL O'NEILL
I thought the strangest thing I’d see today was Valerie Jarrett throwing Al Franken under the bus.

I was wrong.


MSNBC gets woke: Mika says Bill Clinton was a ‘predator’ who harassed Lewinsky

Nov 17, 2017 — Robert Laurie

MSNBC gets woke: Mika says Bill Clinton was a 'predator' who harassed Lewinsky
Years ago, I did a radio interview in which a member of the Detroit Free Press editorial board argued that people like Robert Byrd and Bill Clinton had basically earned the free passes they’d been given by the left. It seems that - after their horrible transgressions - they’d “voted to support” the issues liberals supported, and that was more important than who they may have raped, assaulted, or the years they spent recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan. To this day, I view that interview as the most succinct summation of the Democrat mentality that I’ve ever witnessed.

It was a variation of the “it was just sex,” “personal lives don’t matter,” and “it was a long time ago” arguments that became the left’s go-to in the 90’s. It was also an admission that progressive platitudes are just that. If politicians vote in support of the oh-so-serious causes in which liberals believe, pretty much anything goes.


Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour

Nov 16, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour
Of all the (seemingly innumerable) accusations of assault that have emerged in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, none have come with photographic evidence. That may no longer be the case.  A new accusation, levelled against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) by KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden, alleges that the Senator forcibly kissed the model-turned-broadcaster and groped her while she slept.  The incident occurred during a 2006 USO tour and - unlike other accusations - there’s a picture.

 


Hillary: Investigating me would be a symptom of a ‘dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime’

Nov 16, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Hillary: Investigating me would be a symptom of a 'dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime'
If there’s one thing the Clintons have always been able to count on, it’s that they’re above the law.  The rules that apply to the little people Hillary so despises have never been applied to her own family. Time will tell if that’s really going to change but, now that their political power is on the wane, it at least appears as if their ability to dodge the consequences of their actions has diminished.

The other day, Dan wrote about the New York Times’s previously unimaginable decision to call out Bill’s history of sexual predation.  That alone may not seem like much but, since the Times was once a reliable mouthpiece for the Clintons, it says volumes about their current lack of influence.


College snowflakes outraged over appropriation and racism found in ...Steve Martin’s 1978 ‘King Tut’

Nov 15, 2017 — Robert Laurie

College snowflakes, outraged, Steve Martin, King Tut
We write a lot about how liberal college kids are desperately searching for something to be outraged about. Without that constant sense of self-righteous superiority, they’d be no better than your average “student” and would be forced to learn something that actually matters.

They argue that, no, they’re just concerned kids who see a lot of evil in the world and confront it whenever they can. They focus on current events and carp about whatever happens as if it was happening to them personally - all in an effort to change the world for the better.


North Korea sentences Trump to death ...for calling Kim Jong Un ‘fat’

Nov 15, 2017 — Robert Laurie

North Korea sentences Trump to death ...for calling Kim Jong Un 'fat'
There’s a good chance you saw President Trump’s tweet - in which he very specifically did not call Kim Jong Un a little fatty - when it appeared last weekend.  If you missed it, here you go:


Senate tax plan: Most corporate tax cuts permanent - virtually ALL individual tax cuts temporary

Nov 15, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Senate tax plan: Most corporate tax cuts permanent - virtually ALL individual tax cuts temporary
Yesterday, I discussed how the GOP was playing “small ball” when it came to tax cuts. There’s no discussion of flat taxes, fair taxes, 9-9-9 plans, legitimate downsizing of the federal government, or any sort of plan that would substantively alter the brutal progressive tax system upon which liberals build their class-warfare rhetoric. They’re either too cowardly, or too lazy, to make such arguments - or they genuinely don’t believe all the alleged principles they’ve been spouting for decades.


MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: We can’t cover Bob Menendez trial, because Donald Trump is on Twitter

Nov 14, 2017 — Robert Laurie

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: We can't cover Bob Menendez trial, because Donald Trump is on Twitter
If all you watched was mainstream, left-leaning, news outlets, you’d probably have no idea that a sitting Democrat Senator was currently at the center of a massive corruption and bribery trial. That’s because the trial - which is saddled with a deadlocked jury - has enjoyed what amounts to a media blackout since it began. Here’s how the charges were (briefly) laid out by the Washington Post.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using the influence of his office to advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, lavish vacations and more than $750,000 in campaign donations.?


GOP is content to play small ball on taxation - because Republicans aren’t demanding anything better

Nov 13, 2017 — Robert Laurie

GOP is content to play small ball on taxation - because Republicans aren't demanding anything better
The House tax bill apparently wants to tax the rich at an astronomical %46. It also hammers away at popular deductions for medical costs, home sales, moving expenses, tuition assistance, daycare expenses, and student loan interest.  Over in the Senate, they want to keep the death tax, delay corporate tax cuts at least a year, and they can’t seem to agree on the size of the child tax credit. Neither bill claims to offer a tax overhaul that will benefit every American.  But - allegedly - they’ll both “simplify” the process of filing.

Well, whoop-dee-doo.


Mitch McConnell says he believes Roy Moore’s accusers - says Moore should ‘step aside’

Nov 13, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Mitch McConnell says he believes Roy Moore's accusers
In cases where the accused admit their misdeeds, it’s easy to blame and assign consequences. When they deny the accusations, you hope that due process does its job. But what if there’s no hope of due process working?  What if you’re talking about a decades-old he said/she said situation?

Well, then it’s up to everyone to make up their own mind.  Do you believe the accuser or the accused?


Joe Biden - The Democrats’ young, fresh, face for 2020?

Nov 13, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Joe Biden - The Democrats' young, fresh, face for 2020?
After their 2016 failure, you’d think the Democrats would be wary of worn-out, over-exposed, elderly retread candidates. After all, the fact that Hillary was a known quantity for a long, long, time did nothing to help her candidacy.  For a party that seems desperate to attract millennials, a throwback with a metric ton of baggage was a disastrous choice.


Paul told to ‘expect federal charges’ against assailant, Attack was probably politically motivated

Nov 10, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Rand Paul told to 'expect federal charges' against assailant, Attack was probably politically motivated
The story of the attack on Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been, to say the least, odd.  At first, we were told that Paul’s injuries were limited to some superficial bruises.  Then, we learned they were much more severe - 6 badly broken ribs and at least one bruised lung. Paul is recovering, but no one knows how long it will be before he returns to Washington.

 


Steve Bannon is encouraging Mark Cuban to run for President in 2020 - as a Democrat

Nov 10, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Steve Bannon is encouraging Mark Cuban to run for President in 2020 - as a Democrat
Donald Trump’s former chief strategist is back in the news this morning - only this time he’s advising someone who may end up on the other side of the aisle.

If you’ve been following Bannon’s post-administration career, you probably know that he’s been all over the map regarding the President’s 2020 outlook.  At first, he declared that Trump would sail to an easy reelection win.  Then, he was allegedly saying that Trump only had a 30% chance of finishing his first term. Somewhere in there he also intimated that Trump might not even want to run for a second term.


CBS News: DHS study indicates those annoying TSA searches failed to find test weapons 70% of time

Nov 9, 2017 — Robert Laurie

CBS News: DHS study indicates those annoying TSA searches failed to find test weapons 70% of the time
If you flew in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you remember a very different airport experience than the one we endure today.  You remember getting on a plane without taking off your shoes.  You remember breezing through a relatively quick metal detector.  You remember walking off a plane to find your loved ones waiting for you in the terminal.  If you’re a little bit older, you might even remember a time where there was essentially no security at all.  You just took your ticket to the desk, checked your luggage, and had a cigarette in the airport bar.

Some of that convenience was stripped away incrementally but, after 9/11, things really changed.  These days, no one can wait for you, you have to take off your shoes, stand in the giant x-ray box, put all your gear in 3-4 different bins, and watch helplessly as TSA agents grope your wife, your child, or your grandmother for no apparent reason.


Donna Brazile on leaking debate questions: I didn’t want my candidate to be ‘blindsided’

Nov 9, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Donna Brazile on leaking debate questions: I didn't want my candidate to be blindsided
The entire point of a debate is to be hit politicians with questions they weren’t expecting. They tend to devolve into meaningless, tedious, shouting matches, but the idea is to force a pair of potential elected officials to think on their feet and address issues of public concern. Specifically, the goal is to batter them with questions they didn’t anticipate, and see if they can generate coherent, articulate, responses.

The goal is not to hand them the questions in advance so that their writers can formulate a pat, focus-tested, response.