Robert Laurie


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Congrats, ‘fight for $15.’ McDonalds to have self-serve kiosks in all locations within 2 years

Jul 20, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Congrats, 'fight for $15.' McDonalds to have self-serve kiosks in all locations within 2 years
It seems that I’ve been writing about this for years now.  As the fight for fifteen movement gathered steam, and saw some success on the coasts, it became clear that fast food chains were going to do what they could to eliminate entry-level jobs.  It simply makes sense.  If you can replace a teenager with a robot that will never call in sick, never steal, never screw up, never quit, and never protest, you do it as quickly as possible – particularly when that teenager is demanding payment on par with college grads.


Gallup: Literally no one cares about the ‘Russian situation’—but they REALLY care about immigration

Jul 20, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Gallup: Literally no one cares about the ‘Russian situation’ – but they REALLY care about immigration
Obviously, the most important issue facing the nation is Russia.  We hear about it on every lousy news channel, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Given its prominent position on news broadcasts, it must the matter that preoccupies every American citizen during every waking moment of every single day. Right?  I mean… they wouldn’t run so much Russia stuff if it wasn’t the top priority of the viewers, would they?


Trump: Obama took Biden ‘out of the garbage heap.’ ‘I’d love to have it be Biden’ in 2020

Jul 19, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Trump: Obama took Biden ‘out of the garbage heap.’ ‘I’d love to have it be Biden’ in 2020
Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about Joe Biden. Back when the former VP was doing the will he/won’t he dance, I warned: “underestimate Joe Biden at your own peril.”  Biden has a knack for presenting himself as a sort of ‘average blue-collar fella’ who understands your issues and isn’t too left-wing.  It’s a lie, but he does a good job of playing the part.  He carries a limited amount of baggage, he’s congenial, and his personal history is both compelling and can generate a certain amount of sympathy.


Hillary surrogate Richard Blumenthal: Russian meddling is just like 9/11!

Jul 18, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Hillary surrogate Richard Blumenthal: Russian meddling is just like 9/11!
As much as I may try, I can’t share all of it with you. The party that has chosen to embrace socialism is coming completely unglued, and they view every single TV appearance as a chance to launch their particular brand of crazy into American homes.  I do my best to give you what I can, but there’s just so much left-wing hysteria these days that no mere mortal could keep you abreast of everything.


Disgraced FBI Director James Comey: If you believe in America’s values, you ‘must vote f

Jul 18, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Disgraced FBI Director James Comey: If you believe in America’s values, you ‘must vote for Democrats’
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Democrats think James Comey is a monster whose incompetence robbed Hillary of her rightful place upon America’s throne.


MSNBC hot take: Trump’s Putin presser just like ‘Pearl Harbor or Kristallnacht’

Jul 17, 2018 — Robert Laurie

MSNBC hot take: Trump’s Putin presser just like ‘Pearl Harbor or Kristallnacht’
If you follow me over on Twitter, and you should, you know I don’t think Trump had a great day yesterday.  No, I don’t think it was “Treason.” I don’t think it was an indication that he’s “owned by Putin.” I don’t think he should be impeached, and I don’t think it – in any way – diminishes his accomplishments as President.  I just don’t think it was one of his better appearances.


Dianne Feinstein determined to stop Kavanaugh—in desperate bid to suggest she’s still relevan

Jul 17, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Dianne Feinstein determined to stop Kavanaugh – in desperate bid to suggest she’s still relevant to her party
For just a moment – because a moment is all I can stand – I’m going to pretend I’m Dianne Feinstein.  I’m 85 years old, I’m the oldest currently serving Senator, and I’ve been a stalwart voice for left-wing issues throughout the entirety of my almost impossibly-long career.  I was recently thrown under the bus by my own state party. They’ve suddenly decided that, after decades of faithful service, I’m not liberal enough to fight for the socialist, open-borders, policies they want to ram down America’s throat.  So, what do I do.


Dianne Feinstein is just too right-wing for the now-socialist Democratic Party

Jul 16, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Dianne Feinstein is just too right-wing for the now-socialist Democratic Party
It was no secret that hardcore progressives – who now view lifelong leftist Dianne Feinstein as some kind of right-wing overlord – were going to attempt to stomp California deeper into the left-wing Democrat mire by denying Feinstein their party’s endorsement. Still, it was supposed to be a close vote.  No one expected the landslide defeat that Feinstein suffered this weekend.




Young fresh face of the Democratic-socialist party has no idea what she’s talking about re: Israel

Jul 16, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Young fresh face of the Democratic-socialist party has no idea what she’s talking about re: Israel
I’m willing to bet it went something like this:  A 20-year-old college socialist heard the phrase “Israeli occupation of Palestine” over and over again.  As her political views solidified, and she made her meteoric rise through the ranks of the now-socialist New York Democratic Party, she realized that the radical base loves to hear people say it.


Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe obliterates Strozk claim that his personal opinions were kept separate

Jul 13, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe obliterates Strozk claim that his personal opinions were kept separate from his work
If you’ve been on any of the various social media platforms this morning, you’ve seen Dems jumping through hoops to defend disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok.  It’s completely ridiculous, but there’s simply no avoiding it.  Whether they’re trying to portray their new favorite liar as some sort of war hero, or simply arguing that he did his job to the best of his ability, they’re extending him a benefit of doubt that they would NEVER offer an FBI agent who had similarly attacked a Democrat candidate.

The crux of their defense usually relies on the idea that his blatant, extreme, and overwhelming animosity toward President Trump never infected any of the high-level investigations of which he took part.  Anyone with an I.Q. above that of the average fruit fly can see it’s complete B.S., but that’s the claim they’re making.


Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) tells Peter Strzok he deserves a purple heart

Jul 13, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) tells Peter Strzok he deserves a purple heart
As you watch the following clip, please keep one thing in mind.  The Purple Heart is given to honor service men and women who have been injured or killed in combat.  It is the country’s oldest military award and, as the V.A. puts it, “one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces.”


Strzok testimony begins with blistering assault from Gowdy, then devolves into the usual congression

Jul 12, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Strzok testimony begins with blistering assault from Gowdy, then devolves into the usual congression
Despite the fact that we never expect much to come out of these hearings, we were glued to C-Span here at Cain HQ.  At first, we weren’t disappointed. Strzok is as smarmy and self-righteous as you’d expect, Trey Gowdy came out of the gate with a blistering series of pointed questions that put him back on his heels, and the Democrats were – as usual – desperate to shield “their guy” from the proceedings.

Here is the complete Gowdy segment of the proceedings…




Sorry, but you’re not getting President ‘The Rock.’ Not in 2020, at least.

Jul 12, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Sorry, but you’re not getting President ‘The Rock.’ Not in 2020, at least.
For a long time – years in fact – we’ve heard rumblings that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to run for President.  He recently admitted considering it and, every so often, we go through a round of political will he/won’t he. Johnson is a registered independent, although prior to 2016 it appeared he was more closely aligned to the GOP side of the aisle.  In the end, it doesn’t really matter what his political beliefs are because, at least for the time being, he won’t be seeking office.

A quick look at his upcoming movie schedule probably could have told you this, but just in case you don’t feel like looking, The Rock himself has thrown cold water on the idea.


Dem Joe Manchin: Kavanaugh a ‘very fine person’ with ‘all the right qualities’

Jul 12, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Dem Joe Manchin: Kavanaugh a ‘very fine person’ with ‘all the right qualities’
Imagine you’re a leftist Democrat. I know it’s horribly unpleasant, but don’t worry. I won’t make you do this for long. Just imagine you’re a leftist Democrat.

You just lost what you thought was a slam dunk election because your own party cheated the guy you wanted to be your presidential nominee.  A man you absolutely despise is President, and he’s all but erased the legacy of your political paragon, Barack Obama. You view the constitution as a nuisance, one SCOTUS seat has already gone go to a strict constructionist, and you’ve just watched the announcement of another SCOTUS nominee who you think will pull the court ever further toward our “outdated” founding document.


Ryan: We’re ‘very disturbed’ that Lisa Page has defied a congressional subpoena

Jul 11, 2018 — Robert Laurie

PAUL RYAN, LISA PAGE
Listen.  I’m glad Paul Ryan is “very disturbed” that disgraced FBI attorney Lisa Page has defied a congressional subpoena. He should be.  Page was supposed to appear this morning and, apparently, decided she had better things to do than comply with the law.


Game already over: Enjoy this clip of media lefties acknowledging how great Kavanaugh is

Jul 11, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Game already over: Enjoy this clip of media lefties acknowledging how great Kavanaugh is
Yesterday, I offered this collection of left-wingers indulging in a pre-planned freakout over the Kavanaugh nomination.  This morning, Dan shared a video of some of the same politically-neutered folks screeching and wailing as if the world would soon end. A few minutes ago, the boss explained why he thinks the “stop Kavanaugh” effort is headed for failure. Now, I’ll go him one better.


Left-wing meltdown: Kavanaugh will kill millions, implement sharia law, ban contraception, reduce wa

Jul 10, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Left-wing meltdown
At the top of this page, you’ll see a picture of Cory Booker surrounded by “Stop Kavanaugh” signs. This image was posted on Twitter at roughly 9:13 PM last night. Considering the time of the announcement, this means one of two things:


CNN’s Chris Cillizza makes an absolute fool of himself amid Kavanaugh nomination

Jul 10, 2018 — Robert Laurie

CNN’s Chris Cillizza makes an absolute fool of himself amid Kavanaugh nomination
Let’s face it.  If you work for CNN, you’re part of a machine that’s pushing a very specific agenda. Your goal is to attack, demonize, and bring down the presidency of Donald Trump by any means necessary.


Strategically, Barrett is Trump’s best choice for SCOTUS. Here’s why—Hint: think midterms & 2020

Jul 9, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Strategically, Barrett is Trump's best choice for SCOTUS. Here’s why--Hint: think midterms & 2020
Tonight at 9PM, President Trump will unveil his next Supreme Court nominee. That person will, immediately, be reviled by the left. They will be branded a racist, a misogynist, a Nazi, a monster, a fascist, and all of the other standard left-wing attack labels.  It makes absolutely NO DIFFERENCE who that person is, either. Democrats don’t really care who Trump puts up.  Whoever it is, the attacks will be largely the same.

That’s why, of the three oft-named front runners, Amy Coney Barrett makes the most sense.


Mitch McConnell mockingly responds to Schumer’s call for Merrick Garland SCOTUS nomination

Jul 6, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Mitch McConnell mockingly responds to Schumer’s call for Merrick Garland SCOTUS nomination
For years, it seemed like there was no fight that Mitch McConnell wasn’t prepared to lose. Like most conservative outlets, that meant we gave Mitch quite a bit of (well deserved) grief.

Lately, though, he seems to have taken a shine to winning. Perhaps his successful handling of the late-term Obama nomination of Merrick Garland stirred something within him. Maybe he’s just leaning in to the whole “cocaine Mitch” persona…