LINING UP FOR REPARATIONS
by Burt Prelutsky
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In Portland, Oregon, some community organizers came up with a novel way to cadge free drinks. They called it a Reparations Happy Hour, and the gimmick was that they got 100 white people to buy drinks for blacks and Hispanics at a bar. Best of all, those white morons were, ironically, barred from attending the barroom event.

I’m sure that some others might be offended by their exclusion, but not I. I approve of anything that deprives stupid, guilt-ridden, white liberals of money they might otherwise be donating to left-wing political campaigns.

That was also my response when a friend let me know that the Illinois legislature recently got around to passing the ERA Amendment, for which I suspect time has already run out. Even decades ago, when the feminists were first trying to pass it, it was meaningless. The whole point of the exercise, after all, was to ensure that women had the same rights as men under the Constitution. Well, they always had them, with the exception of the right to vote, and they’ve had that one ever since the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.

But feminists have felt constitutionally deprived, so they’ve spent many years making sure that there would be a civil rights amendment that was specifically addressed to them. My attitude has always been that the time and money they’ve devoted to this nonsense is time and money they’re not devoting to electing people as stupid as they are.

⦿  I’m not a fan of Roseanne Barr, but I resent the fact that ABC canceled her show just because they wanted the world to know that they disapproved of her exercising her right to free speech by insulting Barack liar-nObama’s consigliere, Valerie Jarrett. So far as the network honchos are concerned, if anyone on ABC is going to insult anyone, the target better be President Trump or heads will roll.

The good news is that if you’re a fan of Roseanne’s sit com, there’s a good chance that some other network will pick it up. After all, there’s a history of such adoptions being very successful. When “Southland” was dropped after a single season by NBC, TNT picked it up and produced it for another four seasons. “The Game” spent three years on UPN, then five on BET. NBC gave up on “JAG” after one season, and then saw it run for nine years on CBS.

And none of those shows were number one in the ratings when they were cut loose.

⦿  I believe that Trump Derangement Syndrome is so widespread that if the President wanted to scuttle the political futures of Chuck clown-Schumer and Nancy Pulosi, all he’d have to do is to start lavishing compliments on them.

After all, law professor and best-selling author Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong liberal who, to this day, admits he voted for liar-Hillary Clinton, merely had to defend Trump’s constitutional authority to fire James Comey to become an outcast. Not only has he become a political untouchable to his academic and literary peers, but his friends have stopped inviting him to parties and his relatives have stopped speaking to him.

Muslims are only slightly less tolerant of their apostates than liberals are. Dershowitz, being Jewish, won’t be stoned, but neither will he be the guest of honor at any more B’nai B’rith Man of the Year events.

⦿  I recently watched an episode of “Forensic Files” in which a young woman who had been kidnapped and attacked by a psycho came in time to see him as her protector. It is not uncommon among hostages to wind up psychologically identifying with their captors.

After a bank robbery in Sweden was thwarted and the robbers wound up holding bank customers hostage for a long time, it was discovered that the customers began to have kinder feelings for the criminals than for the cops. This process came to be called the Stockholm Syndrome.

I believe over the past several years, as the leaders of Germany, France, England, Belgium, Holland and Sweden, have swung open their nation’s doors to floods of Islamic rabble, we have seen this strange psychosis consume the continent.

No matter how badly the Muslims behave, no matter how many people they stab, run down or blow up; no matter how many women they rape; the Europeans feel compelled to rationalize, lest they be labeled, even in their own minds, religious bigots. Their minds has become so deranged by the propaganda spewed by the politicians and the media, they’ve actually come to believe that what they say or even think is more damning than what the Islamic degenerates do.

⦿    In a day and age when the name of Thomas Jefferson is more often connected to slavery and the sorry sight of mental pygmies demolishing his statues, I am grateful to Bob Hunt, a patriot residing in Arcadia, California, for passing along some of the man’s wisest words:

“When we get as piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”
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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

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Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

OMG

Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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