Here are my observations on the news of the day.
A DIFFERENT HARVEY CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR DEMS – I’m referring to Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood movie mogul, who is facing allegations of sexual assault. Weinstein has made more than 185 donations to Democrat candidates and liberal organizations totaling more than $350,000, according to CNN. Would they lie?
One of the biggest recipients of his funds was Hillary Clinton. Weinstein was “a fundraising bundler for her 2016 campaign, writes Katie Pavlich in Townhall. The accompanying photo of Hillary and Weinstein is one of a number of images of her posing with Weinstein at fundraising venues.
I recognize that many candidates get photographed with admirers during their campaigns, even with people they do not know, especially in this era of the “selfie,” however, photos with big money people are different.
“If Democrats and the DNC truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning (Weinstein’s) dirty money should be a no brainer,” says Pavlich.
I wonder if Hillary will be supporting the women who allege Weinstein’s advances. In November 2015, she Tweeted, “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed and supported.”
There’s more. At a film workshop for students across the country in 2013, then First Lady Michelle Obama praised Weinstein, saying, “I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein for organizing this amazing day. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse.”
Malia Obama, the Obama’s eldest daughter, worked as an intern for Weinstein last year, according to The Federalist.
NO SURPRISE – A new study by the Media Research Center’s News and Analysis Division reveals that the media’s negative coverage of President Trump was at an all-time high in September. A whopping 92 percent of Trump coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC nightly newscasts las month was negative.
Unless you follow CNSNews.com, you wouldn’t know that the number of employed Americans reached 154,345,000 last month, setting a sixth record since January, when Trump took office. The number of unemployed Americans – 6,801,000 – hasn’t been this low since May 2007. All ignored by the drive-by media.
MEANWHILE, the media thinks you want to hear about the latest rumors from the Swamp. They recently reported that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would soon replace Rex Tillerson at State, and did you know, Tillerson hates UN Ambassador Nikki Haley?
The president’s remark about the calm before the storm has the media all in a tizzy.
HAVE YOU HEARD that Austin, Texas, the bastion of liberals in the otherwise red state of Texas, will no longer recognize Columbus Day. The city council voted Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday that will honor Native Americans. Interim City Manager Elaine Hart reminded council members that Columbus Day remains a federal holiday, and that Austin cannot erase it, but she said city calendars will no longer refer to the holiday as a day named for Christopher Columbus, according to Merrill Hope for Breitbart.
Berkeley, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Portland, Maine and Los Angeles have also voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
As I post this, statues of Columbus are being removed in city after city. What is happening in America?
For the most part, I believe much of this is spawned by social justice warriors, who seem to search out issues to attack – the Confederate battle flag, Confederate statues, and now Columbus – and we choose to ignore it.
“What comfortable and disengaged Americans have forgotten is that there are determined enemies within and there is an internal war being waged against the values and institutions that made America a great nation,” comments Scott S. Powell in his American Thinker piece, “Reassessing Orwell to Understand Our Times.”
At the same time, however, Peggy Noonan, commenting on why Americans have guns, believes “They (Americans) think it’s all collapsing – our society, our culture, the baseline competence of our leadership class.”
In her Wall Street Journal column today, she said, “I think a lot of Americans have guns because they’re fearful – and for damn good reason. They fear a coming chaos, and know that when it happens it will be coming to a nation that no longer coheres.”