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Kimmel says driving away Republican viewers ‘not ideal’ - but he’d do it again ‘in a heartbeat’

Oct 16, 2017 — Robert Laurie

I’ll be honest.  I don’t watch any of the late-night talk shows, and I don’t know anyone who does. The last time I regularly watched a talk show it was David Letterman - and not ‘grumpy old man’ Letterman, either.  I’m talking about 1980’s, sarcastic, angry-at-his-own-network Letterman.

Late shows used to be about access to the worlds of movies, comedy, and music - at a time when there were very few daily sources for such information. These days, if you’re a fan of pop culture, online outlets have demolished the need for couch interviews. It’s an archaic format that serves no purpose in a world where the internet delivers a constant stream of insightful, highly-focused, entertainment news.  ...And that stream is running 24/7 so, by the time a late show tapes, the topics are at least a day out of date.


Seth Meyers gives the finger to any Trump supporters who happen to be watching his show

Oct 16, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Earlier, we talked about how Late-Night talk shows are archaic and unnecessary.  The hosts are dinosaurs, lumbering across the entertainment landscape, completely unaware that the asteroid which will eventually wipe them out hit back in the 90’s. Like the Clintons, these shows serve no purpose but continue to be a staple of American life - even though everyone has moved on.

They’ve always been around, the people in charge haven’t got any better ideas, so they keep hanging around.


Maxine Waters: The DNC should give back all that filthy money donated by Harvey Weinstein

Oct 16, 2017 — Robert Laurie

The Democrats have a Harvey Weinstein problem.  Despite screaming about the “War on Women” for the last few years, it seems that some of the country’s most prominent liberals have been enabling the ex-exec’s behavior. ...Or, if they weren’t enabling it, they were certainly willing to look the other way.

We know for a fact that’s true in Hollywood, where several prominent stars have basically admitted as much, but it’s probably also true in Washington D.C.


WaPo: Will McCain torpedo tax reform like he destroyed the ObamaCare repeal?

Oct 14, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an interesting piece in which Tory Newmyer wonders if the GOP is headed for a nightmare scenario where it relives the failure of the ObamaCare repeal. Will, the writer wonders, we again see John McCain wander into the room and stab his constituents - and the rest of America - in the back?  It’s a thought that has Republicans scurrying to wrangle votes from red-state Dems, as well as moderates who face 2018 challenges.

As Newmyer puts is:


Ted Cruz: ‘You have good reason to be cynical’ about our do-nothing Senate

Oct 13, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Ted Cruz knows how angry you are.  He gets that you’re frustrated with do-nothing Republicans - particularly those in the Senate - who spent years promising an ObamaCare repeal only to stab the process in the back.  He’s frustrated too.

...And it sounds like he’s bracing himself for more frustration, this time on the tax front.


Trump will be removed from office—thanks to the framers—who gave us the 25th Amend. in 1967

Oct 13, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Recently, Vanity Fair ran a piece which alleges that President Trump hates his job so much that it’s basically driving him insane. We’ve heard some version of this tale almost since the first day of his presidency.  Usually, it involves a variation of the phrase “he’s going to quit any minute.”  The latest iteration ditches that, in favor of the idea that he might turn the entire planet into a radioactive wasteland:

It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”


Van Jones: Rage-filled Dems angry ‘at Every Single Person Who Voted for Trump’

Oct 12, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Don’t look now, but Van Jones has become the latest lefty to acknowledge the fact that his preferred political party is having a tough time dealing with its 2016 loss.  Jones told the panel on The View - a show that is, apparently, still on the air - that liberals are a bunch of rage-filled hate machines who look down upon their alleged inferiors with a fiery, unbridled, arrogance.

OK, he didn’t go quite that far.


Boy Scouts announce they will admit girls ‘into every level of the organization’

Oct 11, 2017 — Robert Laurie

A short time ago, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they will begin admitting girls ‘at every level of the organization.’


Does NBC have a Harvey Weinstein protection problem?

Oct 11, 2017 — Robert Laurie

As you may or may not remember, Ronan Farrow used to be an MSNBC anchor. His show got the axe, but he still has a non-exclusive deal with NBC News. What you might not have known, until yesterday at least, is that Farrow intended to run his explosive story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct at NBC. The network, for reasons that remain nebulous, refused to air it.

They spiked the story, which eventually ran on The New Yorker’s website.

From the Huffington Post:


MSNBC: Lindsey Graham tweeting about Trump’s golf score is just like Kim Jong Un!

Oct 10, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Back when Obama was President, I gave him a fair amount of flack about all the downtime he took.  These days, we have a new President and guess what.  He takes too much time off too.  Some things, I guess, never change.

So, yes.  I’d very much like to see less golf and more legislation.

That said, I don’t think that Lindsey Graham’s decision to tweet Trump’s golf score represents something akin to Kim Jong Un’s legendary propaganda. That’s because I’m not insane like the people at MSNBC.


Dianne Feinstein: There’s no law that would have stopped the Vegas attack

Oct 10, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Uh-oh.  Someone had better get ahold of Dianne Feinstein and remind her that the left-wing mantra is “more laws are always better because federal laws solve everything.” She needs some kind of a wake-up call because, if her recent Face the Nation interview is any indication, she’s gone off the Democrat reservation.

Feinstein has committed one of liberalisms cardinal sins.  She’s admitted that a mass shooting would not have been prevented by new laws.100%


Bill Maher: People hate Democrats because they’re a bunch of cradle-to-grave nanny state goons

Oct 10, 2017 — Robert Laurie

The Democratic Party is the party of regulation.  To be more precise, they’re the party of all-encompassing, cradle-to-grave, nanny state, power mad, control freaks who long ago decided that every nanosecond of your personal life should be a federal issue.  It’s not going well for them.

Thanks to their insistence that the American people are a bunch of morons whose day-to-day activities need to be constantly overseen, Dems are at their lowest level of power in a hundred years.  ...And it doesn’t look like things are going to turn around any time soon.  They’re facing a brutal 2018 map and, so far at least, their 2020 presidential frontrunner is “please somebody save us.”


President demands strict and sweeping immigration reform in exchange for DACA extension

Oct 10, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Yesterday, President Trump gave Congress a list of immigration demands that he says must be met before any sort of DACA deal can proceed

Among his requirements are:


Democrats - who are obviously sexist - want Pelosi gone, revealing ‘ugly divide’ in party

Oct 7, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Earlier, we informed you that any and all criticism of Nancy Pelosi is sexist.  Now, now.  Don’t try to argue that she’s and incompetent crackpot who’s become a liability to her party. It’s sexism.  Nothing else.

Unfortunately, it appears a good chunk of the Democratic Party is sexist - because the calls for Pelosi to take a hike are getting louder.


Rep. Joseph Crowley (D, NY): People are only attacking Nancy Pelosi because they’re so sexist

Oct 6, 2017 — Robert Laurie

Forget about Nancy Pelosi’s insane immigration policies.  Ignore the fact that “pass it to see what’s in it” was one of the driving narratives behind the disastrous ObamaCare debacle. Pay no attention to her feeble grasp of the constitution, her incoherent TV appearances, and the fact that - if you’re a Republican - you probably disagree with every single one of her agenda items. If you’re a Democrat, never mind the incredible losses your party has suffered during her tenure and the fact that she’s become one of your most obvious 2018 liabilities.