Robert Laurie


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Chinese police capture human rights dissident – during a Voice of America broadcast

Aug 3, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Chinese police capture human rights dissident – during a Voice of America broadcast
Well, here’s something that should make you appreciate how good we have it in the States.

Wenguang Sun is a retired Shandong University Professor who regularly dares to speak his mind about the Chinese government’s ongoing – and currently escalating – history of human rights abuses.  To put it mildly, he’s a brave guy who’s willing to publicly stand up against the oppressive Chinese Communist government.


Obama admin Solicitor General: Kavanaugh is ‘brilliant, exemplary’—what you’d want in a judge

Aug 3, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Donald Verrilli praises Brett Kavanaugh as outstanding jurist
You’re supposed to say that Brett Kavanaugh hates everyone and everything, that he’s racist (or at least a beneficiary of white privilege,) that he has a long history of making dangerous decisions, spends too much on baseball tickets, and that he’s unfit to serve anywhere more demanding than the fry station at your local McDonald’s.  That’s the orthodoxy to which every good leftist is required to adhere – and that’s especially true if you were a member of the previous administration. He must be stopped at all costs.


NYT graciously admits the 1st Amendment applies to Conservatives—‘part of the bargain’

Aug 1, 2018 — Robert Laurie

NYT graciously admits the 1st Amendment applies to Conservatives--'part of the bargain'
“Have conservatives hijacked the First Amendment?” That’s the question posed by your political betters at The New York Times.  No, really. They’re actually asking that. “To be sure,” they lament, “conservatives and corporations are invoking the First Amendment, and sometimes winning.”


Apparently, ‘The walls are closing in’ on President Trump

Aug 1, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Apparently, ‘The walls are closing in’ on President Trump
If the media has a hobby, it’s predicting the political (if not literal) demise of Donald J. Trump.  Thanks, in part, to their pre-nomination efforts, Trump managed to demolish their would-be Queen. Not only did Hillary lose, she was usurped by a man they despise possibly more than any other in human history – and no, that’s not an exaggeration. Their epic ‘self-own’ has resulted in a white-hot rage the likes of which we haven’t seen since Reagan was in office.


During testimony, ICE official has to teach Dem Senator Hirono that illegal immigrants do, in fact,

Jul 31, 2018 — Robert Laurie

During testimony, ICE official has to teach Dem Senator Hirono that illegal immigrants do, in fact, break the law
There are times, brief though they may be, when I think there’s hope. No, I don’t hope that one political side or the other will emerge victorious and preside over a newly enlightened land.


Eyeroll: Bill Kristol to challenge Trump in 2020 primaries?

Jul 31, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Eyeroll: Bill Kristol to challenge Trump in 2020 primaries?
If you’re part of the NeverTrump crowd, you probably think Bill Kristol is a conservative stalwart who’s sticking to his principles via an endless anti-Trump diatribe.  If you’re a Trump loyalist, you almost certainly view Kristol as a RINO turncoat who was eager to destroy the country’s last best hope of stopping a Hillary Clinton Presidency. Whichever camp you fall into, it’s doubtful that you view him as “the next President of the United States.”


Nothing new: Ocasio-Cortez, Maxine Waters, ‘let’s raise taxes to pay for all this free-but-not-free’

Jul 30, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Maxine Waters, Ocasio-Cortez
Democrats love to portray Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as something new.  She’s not just a socialist, she’s the “young fresh face of her party.” She’s the “future” of the Democratic movement.  She’s the great left-wing hope that will fill the coffers, excite voters, dethrone moderates, and usher in a new, glorious, era of not-quite-Marxism-but-really-Marxism.


$32 Trillion—‘That’s trillion with a T.’—The Associated Press notices how expensive single payer

Jul 30, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Socialism. Embracing it is America’s hot new left-wing trend.  Most people aren’t dumb enough to buy in, but it does have a foothold on the coasts.  Despite the abject unworkability of their ideas, folks like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have gained a following that continues to grow.  True, it’s an ideology that’s currently unelectable in the rest of the country but, if we’d like to keep it that way, we’d better know what we’re up against.


Zuckerberg loses almost $17 Billion as Facebook shares plunge—investors looking to force him out

Jul 26, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Zuckerberg loses almost $17 Billion as Facebook shares plunge-- investors looking to force him out
If you’re looking for someone to blame all of Facebook’s current woes on its painfully obvious political bias, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Certainly, it’s clear that the decision to send conservative folks like oh, let’s say, Herman Cain to the social media black hole isn’t helping- but it’s important to remember there are other factors at play.

The once-omnipresent site has become less and less important as it fills its users’ feeds with ads and mysteriously irrelevant gobbledygook.  Finding the stuff you actually want to see, even if it’s if it’s not buried for containing ‘dangerous’ conservative ideas, has become a challenge.  If you’re like most users, these days you’re seeing less of the people and topics you actually follow, and much more sponsored garbage you couldn’t care less about.


Cory Booker: If you support Kavanaugh’s nomination, you’re “complicit in the evil”

Jul 26, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Cory Booker: If you support Kavanaugh’s nomination, you’re complicit in the evil,
Democrats think this is helping their cause. They think that, if they say something enough, the media will repeat it ad nauseum and eventually people will believe it. No matter how crazy or over the top their rhetoric gets, they believe you’ll hear it so often that you’ll buy into the histrionics. There’s a fair case to be made that things used to work that way. Sorry, Dems. Things have changed.

The old schtick isn’t working anymore.


GOP Congressmen introduce resolution to impeach Rod Rosenstein

Jul 26, 2018 — Robert Laurie

GOP Congressmen introduce resolution to impeach Rod Rosenstein
For weeks, we’ve been hearing rumors that impeachment proceedings against Rod Rosenstein were right around the corner.  Well, welcome to the other side of the corner.  Tonight, conservatives in the House of Representatives introduced a resolution designed to remove Rosenstein from office. The crux of the effort rests on the DOJ’s refusal to turn over documents that have been the subject of congressional subpoenas.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans are making fun of me because they’re afraid!

Jul 25, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans are making fun of me because they’re afraid!
By now, you’re aware of “Democratic Socialist” and “young fresh face of the Democratic Party,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some left-wing media suck-up who’s singing her praises. She’s allegedly oh-so-wonderful that the future is going to be a radically different place thanks to her political participation. She is, they all say, just what we need. Ocasio-Cortez fever is in full swing.

This, despite that fact that she seems to have no idea what she’s talking about:


California: Years in jail for disseminating plastic straws, but needles & human feces on streets ok

Jul 25, 2018 — Robert Laurie

California: Years in jail for disseminating plastic straws, but needles & human feces on streets ok
Unless you’ve been trapped under a stack of Governor Moonbeam’s global warming pamphlets, you know that California is a complete mess. Taxes are out of control, regulations are crushing small businesses, the cost of living is ridiculous, illegal immigration is both rampant and encouraged, and fires, mudslides, and droughts have been reduced to simple facts of daily life. I genuinely love Napa and Sonoma, but I can’t imagine why anyone outside of the increasingly creepy film industry would choose the left coast.


CNN on Trump’s Iran tweet: Iranian leadership seems ‘more stable and rational’ tha

Jul 24, 2018 — Robert Laurie

CNN on Trump’s Iran tweet: Iranian leadership seems ‘more stable and rational’ than our own
Earlier, Dan outlined some of the ways in which our Iran policy is changing and posted an excellent video of Mike Pompeo breaking it all down. Suffice it to say, Trump’s tweet isn’t some crazy, unhinged, rant.  It’s a line in the sand from which we will take a new attitude toward a gang of international criminals, murderers, and terrorist sponsors.

Sorry Iran, that cushy free ride you got from Obama and Kerry has come to an end.

On the off chance that you haven’t seen it, here’s the President’s initial threat:


NBC sorry to report their new poll—Trump approval up, Dem generic lead down, but…

Jul 23, 2018 — Robert Laurie

NBC sorry to report their new poll--Trump approval up, Dem generic lead down
Sometimes I wonder what it’s like in a an old-media newsroom these days. You did everything you could to get Hillary elected – and failed.  In defiance of your best efforts, a man you openly despise is in the White House and he spends a good chunk of each day trashing your no-longer-existent credibility. Meanwhile, less and less people are buying your product, your co-workers are being fired, and there’s a good chance you’re trapped in the print media death spiral.


Seth Moulton (D, MA): We’re going to need more than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez if we’re going to win

Jul 23, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Seth Moulton (D, MA): We're going to need more than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez if we're going to win
To one degree or another, Democrats have always embraced socialism. From FDR’s 100% tax plan to the ObamaCare fiasco, Dems are perpetually searching for new ways to “spread the wealth around.”  Looking back over the last hundred years, JFK’s cuts now stick out like a sore thumb – a brief, bizarro-world detour away from their discomfort with capitalism and their never-ending class warfare campaign to soak the rich.

These days, it’s more obvious than ever.  The pretenses have been dropped and the socialists stand proudly front-and-center. They’re cheered as the face and future of the Democratic Party, and the base will destroy anyone who dares question the direction they’re moving. No dissent will be tolerated.


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

Jul 21, 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.