Dan Calabrese


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Turkish court orders Pastor Andrew Brunson released; Trump says he should be home soon

Oct 12, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Turkish court orders Pastor Andrew Brunson released; Trump says he should be home soon
This is about the best news we could have ended the week with.

This has a January 20, 1980 sort of feel to it – we’ll believe it when the plane touches down on non-hostile territory – but it appears Pastor Andrew Brunson is finally about to come home from his unjust, political captivity in Turkey. A Turkish court has just decided that Brunson’s sentence for “terrorism” will be limited to time served, and that means he should be free to leave the country in short order.


They’re all socialists now: 120 House Democrats have co-sponsored Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’

Oct 12, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

They’re all socialists now: 120 House Democrats have co-sponsored Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’
I’m not sure why Washington always wants to talk about the cost of everything “over 10 years.” Let’s talk in terms of one year.

The entire federal budget is just about $4 trillion a year. Is that too high? Yeah. Way too high. But that’s where we are. The proposed “Medicare for All” bill that’s been sponsored by the likes of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris is projected to cost $32.6 trillion “over 10 years,” so let’s just spread the average across the decade evenly and call it $3.26 trillion a year.


Media calls it a ‘rant,’ but Kanye’s comments in White House meeting with Trump were extraordinary

Oct 12, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Media calls it a ‘rant,’ but Kanye’s comments in White House meeting with Trump were extraordinary
The topic of the meeting was criminal justice reform. It was not a one-on-one meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump.

But Kanye was a participant, and the discussion lit a fire under him to talk about some things in his heart – about the psyche of black America, of people in poverty and of the way the entire country looks at itself and various groups of people within its own population.


Democrat op-ed: Here’s what we’ll do if we win!

Oct 11, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Democrat op-ed: Here’s what we’ll do if we win!
We’ve been calling for Democrats to tell us why we should give them control of Congress, apart from “We hate Donald Trump.”

Well, they did it! Kind of. Sort of. Not really.


Colin Kaepernick, who’s just after justice, wants to trademark some weird sketch of his own face

Oct 11, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Colin Kaepernick, who’s just after justice you know, wants to trademark some weird sketch of his own face
He’s sacrificed everything, you know.

Well. OK. Not everything. He’s making bank off his Nike contract. He’s suing the NFL on the weird premise that he’s entitled to a job as a professional football player. And now he apparently wants to make sure that no one else can make any money off some weird rendering of his face that looks like it was done with a black Sharpie.


Hillary: There can be no civility until Democrats are back in power

Oct 10, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Hillary: There can be no civility until Democrats are back in power
You see this headline, and you might think:

Right. She didn’t actually say that. You came up with the most flattering possible extrapolation to justify a headline that would make Hillary look as bad as possible.


New York Times pretty hopeful that white evangelical women will dump Ted Cruz and back Beto

Oct 10, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

New York Times pretty hopeful that white evangelical women will dump Ted Cruz and back Beto

Hey, if you can’t dream, what’s the point of living? Especially when we’re talking about Texas, the left never quite seems to let go of the most delusional fantasies of what might happen on the next Election Day.

In the previous presidential election cycle, there was a popular belief bubbling up on the left that Texas was about to turn blue! This usually fits into the Democrats “demography is destiny” notion that says the growing minority population is going to leave whitey in the dust and eventually hand the Democrats the power to rule us forever. (That of course ignores the fact that some of those minorities will undoubtedly become spectacularly rich and learn to vote Republican, but whatever.) All the Democrats have to do is let enough illegal aliens come across the border, figure out how to let them vote, and whammo! Blue wave forever.


People in the real world don’t care that Nikki Haley resigned, or why, or when

Oct 10, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

People in the real world don’t care that Nikki Haley resigned, or why, or when
I’m not maligning people who covered it. Heck, we covered it. If Rob hadn’t written it up, I would have.

And I’m not offering this by way of defending the Trump Administration against the usual charges of internal chaos or whatever. I’m seeing this more in terms of how the political class and the media view certain events, compared with how the rest of us view them.


Time for a reckoning: Make Democrats pay for what they did by wiping them out in November

Oct 9, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Time for a reckoning: Make Democrats pay for what they did by wiping them out in November
Denying Brett Kavanaugh the Supreme Court seat for which he is clearly qualified would have rewarded some of the most disgraceful behavior we have ever seen in the political world. Democrats not only endeavored to defame the character of a good man, but they blew up every established protocol designed to protect the various parties who might be involved in a legitimate accusation.

Then, when their story was clearly coming apart at the seams, they gleefully dispensed with every semblance of fairness and decency for the purpose of destroying this man’s reputation. These actions were detestable and beneath contempt. It was essential that their efforts not succeed, as this would have green-lighted the same tactics on anyone else they didn’t want hired, appointed, elected or confirmed.


The Huffington Post wants you to know: Russia loves Brett Kavanaugh

Oct 8, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

The Huffington Post wants you to know: Russia loves Brett Kavanaugh
I’m surprised they didn’t think of this before now. It’s even more perfect than accusing him of an ancient sexual assault that can never be proven or disproven.

He’s tight with the Russians!

And if you haven’t found any evidence to prove it, well, that just shows you haven’t looked hard enough.


Democrats’ new Kavanaugh standard: No case where he casts the deciding vote is legitimate

Oct 8, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Democrats’ new Kavanaugh standard: No case where he casts the deciding vote is legitimate
Things that go entirely as the Constitution requires are still completely illegitimate if the left says so. And usually that’s shorthand for: The left tries to find a way to stop a perfectly constitutional process, the left fails, the left decides it had a define right to what it wanted and thus the perfectly constitutional result is illegitimate.

Ergo, Brett Kavanaugh, you may now be a real Supreme Court Justice, but understand: Your vote on cases doesn’t really count if it’s actually needed. There may be now be a majority of real conservatives on the Court (then again, there may not), but Kavanaugh has no business being there so no 5-4 decision with Kavanuagh joining the majority counts.




Why the left wants SCOTUS control so desperately: It’s about a lot more than just abortion

Oct 8, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Why the left wants SCOTUS control so desperately: It’s about a lot more than just abortion
If there was a silver lining to the disgrace we all witnessed over the course of the past several weeks – OK, there was no silver lining. It was 100 percent garbage.

But at least we didn’t spend the entire time talking about abortion, which is what we normally do when a Supreme Court nomination is in the offing. You’d think the only thing the Supreme Court does is decide abortion cases, judging from the way the Beltway crowd and the media make every candidate’s nomination wholly about the fate of Roe v. Wade.


Stop spiking the football, conservatives: This is not over

Oct 5, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Stop spiking the football, conservatives: This is not over
We have a long way to go until Saturday. Jeff Flake could change his mind 50 times and experience at least 15 personal breakdowns about the sorry state of our political discourse, because darn it, someone has to bring us together!

You have to be careful about reacting too strongly to things you hear, especially when they come second-hand and they’re delivered in the form of a drive-by tweet.


Candidates for Rhode Island gov., attorney general can campaign from jail after massive drug bust

Oct 5, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Candidates for Rhode Island governor, attorney general can campaign from jail after massive drug bust
You ever have that feeling that says: “Just from looking at these two I can guess what the story is about”?

And then of course there’s the next thought you have, concerning which I’m going to disappoint you:

Please let them be Democrats.


Leland Ingham Keyser says ex-FBI agent pressured her to change story, back Ford’s accusations

Oct 5, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Leland Ingham Keyser says ex-FBI agent pressured her to change story, back Ford’s accusations
Does this surprise anyone?

Leland Ingham Keyser is the friend of Christine Blasey Ford who has said publicly that she “believes” Ford’s story about being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh, but has repeated consistently under questioning that she can’t corroborate it and has no memory of any such event, or even of the party at which it supposedly took place.


Protocols would have prevented Blasey Ford’s public humiliation; Democrats knowingly blew them up

Oct 4, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Normal protocols would have prevented Blasey Ford’s public humiliation; Democrats knowingly blew them up
I didn’t like Donald Trump going on about Christine Blasey Ford at that rally the other night either. The case he was presenting was, in my estimation, mostly accurate – and it’s hard to credit the outrage of those who are gleefully destroying Brett Kavanaugh’s reputation without remorse.

But how did we get to the point where these two people are having their lives, their histories and their reputations dragged through the public mud in such an ugly fashion? Is this really the way a matter like this is supposed to dealt with?


UN ‘court’: America is treaty-bound to end sanctions on Iran! U.S.: Here’s what we think of that

Oct 4, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

UN ‘court’: America is treaty-bound to end sanctions on Iran! U.S.: Here’s what we think of that treaty
If there is a bigger joke than the generic concept of “international law,” it’s the attempts made by the United Nations to enforce said “law.”

The people who allowed Cuba to chair their “Human Rights Commission” (you have to use scare quotes a lot when you talk about the UN) actually put men in robes, give them gavels and have them issue “rulings” as if any of this has moral or legal legitimacy.


As Kavanaugh circus drags on, polls show Democrat edge in voter enthusiasm has completely vanished

Oct 4, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

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There are consequences for acting in an utterly disgraceful manner, especially when you’re hopes of achieving power depend on the public’s approval of how you do things.

It’s a little early to conclude this is going to bazook Democrats at the ballot box in November – that’s a long time for something else to grab the headlines or for people to simply forget how disgracefully they’re acting right now – but if they were hoping their attempts to smear Brett Kavanaugh were going to help their chances in November, they might want to think again:


Venezuela to new mothers: We’re short on neonatal equipment, so make like kangaroos

Oct 3, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Socialism Kills: The best of the revolucion is yet to come. Suckers.
“You’re making this up, right?”

Nope.

“You’re looking for anything you can find to make socialism look bad, and you’re inventing some nonsense about hospitals in Venezuela telling new mothers to make like kangaroos because they don’t have proper neonatal equipment to properly care for them. That’s what you’re doing, isn’t it?”


Democrats: Even if Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll investigate until we find a reason to impeach him

Oct 3, 2018 — Dan Calabrese

Hey, you win some, you lose some, right? All you can do is accept it, move on and try to win the next time, right?

No, sillies! When we’re talking about Democrats and the U.S. Supreme Court, that’s not how it works at all. They are that threatened by the prospect of an originalist, Constitution-respecting Justice being forming the final part of a real conservative majority that has the potential to last a generation.