EAGLES & OTHER BIRD BRAINS
by Burt Prelutsky
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After the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles let it be known that most of the team had no intention of showing up at the White House, indicating that only the owner and the mascot would make an appearance, President Trump canceled the invitation.

The organization then said they might agree to be honored if the event could be postponed until Trump had gone to Singapore.

Here’s my advice to Trump and all of his successors: Stop inviting sports teams to the White House. I don’t know who started the silly tradition, but it’s time to put an end to it. These guys get more than enough mindless adulation from their fans, not to mention more money in a year than most of us will make in our lifetimes.

Save these celebratory occasions for military veterans and the sort of anonymous Americans who are trotted out only once a year and seated in the balcony during State of the Union addresses. You know – those folks who have done something besides pass a football or dribbled a basketball, something extraordinarily self-sacrificial that reminds us what actual heroes look like.

⦿  Jimmy Kimmel, who has made a career out of demeaning President Trump and members of his family and administration, got the stoopnagels in his studio audience to laugh and applaud by mocking Mrs. Trump’s accent.

That is despicable on so many levels, I hardly know where to begin. First of all, she has an accent because she’s foreign-born, but it’s not entirely beside the point that she’s fluent, if possibly accented, in five languages. But that cuts no ice with the snot who wastes an hour and a half every night taking cheap shots at a guy who, on top of all his other accomplishments, hosted a long-running TV show that was more successful than Kimmel’s.

I know that Kimmel would claim he’s showing courage by taking on Trump, but we all know better. Real courage would require him to make fun of Al Sharpton’s accent, but he’d never dare, even though the race-hustler was born in the U.S.

Besides, isn’t Kimmel and the other self-righteous show biz bimbos forever reminding us that America is a land of immigrants? Well, it’s a fact that most immigrants have accents, even if they come here from English-speaking countries.

Before we move on, I’m curious where they dredge up the audience for shows like Kimmel’s, “The View” and Stephen Colbert. Do the local zoos rent out their clap-happy seals?

⦿  Although the Supreme Court ruling in favor of baker Jack Phillips was decided on very narrow grounds, at least the Court, by a 7-2 vote, came down in favor of religious rights. Only Sonia Sotomayor and the woman Rush Limbaugh refers to as Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg displayed their usual bigotry towards every religion with the exception of Islam.

On the sensitive topic of homosexuality, I oppose same-sex marriages because I think it’s such a ridiculous notion, but I tend to come down on the side of those who think what people choose to do in their bedrooms is their own business, but only if they extend that same tolerance to what others do in their bakeries.

So long as there are plenty of bakers, florists and photographers, willing to service same-sex weddings, homosexuals have no business trying to compel those who don’t wish to participate. In fact, I would arrest those who seek out religious Christians for the sole purpose of putting them out of business. So long as we’re going to have hate crimes on the books, this should be treated as one.

I realize that homosexuals, bi-sexuals and transgenders, carry a board-sized chip on their shoulders, ready to take offense if anyone even looks at them cross-eyed, but I can’t help sometimes longing for the good old days when the psychiatric profession agreed that such conditions were manifestations of mental disorders.

It figures that the terminally confused community of sexual misfits would take umbrage at therapists who try to “cure” those who desire a cure.

So long as nobody is forced to be cured, I’d say it’s none of their beeswax.

They remind me of those moronic activists who railed at the parents of deaf and blind children who sought out surgeons to cure their kids of their handicaps.

The loons regarded it as an insult to themselves that anyone would think that having all six senses was preferable to having only four or five.

⦿  Kim Jong-un replaced three of his hardline advisors, possibly as a sign of good faith prior to the Singapore summit. I can only imagine how envious Trump must have been, imagining how delicious it would be to make clown-Schumer, Pulosi, scumbag-Durbin and mad-Maxine Waters, disappear with the use of his pen or his phone.

⦿  While promoting a novel he is pretending to have co-written, liar-Bill Clinton is facing tougher questions than he ever faced as president. Asked how he felt at the time of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he said: “I felt terrible at the time.”


Not a very chivalrous comment. If he felt that lousy, isn’t that a slam at his paramour? Are we supposed to believe that it was a charitable act on his part, a pity shtoop? What a guy! A regular Albert Schweitzer!

He went on to suggest that even as far back as when he was the governor of Arkansas, he was always a champion of women: “I had a lot of women in my office.” Does this guy even listen to himself?

Things didn’t improve when he added: “I passed a sexual harassment bill as governor.” One could hardly help thinking: “But, usually, when such bills are passed, they’re intended to prevent sexual harassment, not encourage it.”

⦿  When I heard that my home state is passing a tough new mandatory water rationing bill that will restrict water use to 55 gallons-a-day per person by 2022 and 50 gallons by 2030, I almost plotzed. Just for purposes of enlightenment, an 8-minute shower uses about 17 gallons of water, a load of laundry up to 40 gallons.

As usual, I’m trying to look on the bright side. Apparently, raising our state taxes to the highest in the nation and making us pay roughly $1.50 more for a gallon of gas than everyone else hasn’t been enough to wake up the electorate. Perhaps cutting off our water supply, forcing us to decide if we want clean bodies or clean clothes, will finally do the trick.

⦿ I’d like to close with something that Brit Hume, who often provides a touch of much-needed Middle American wisdom to the general discussion at Fox, said to Bret Baier the other evening: “Everyone you know is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Be kind.”

 
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Clinton Donor And Tax Cheat Tied To Russia

“Do as we say, not as we do.”

That seems to be the slogan for Hillary Clinton and her political allies, and it’s especially apt in light of new information about one of Clinton’s largest campaign donors.

While the left is still trying to attack President Trump and his family over unproven business dealings and largely debunked connections to Russia, a new report indicates that it was Hillary Clinton’s team who were doing those exact things.

“Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the ‘Hillary Victory Fund’ (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio,” that outlet reported on Thursday.

“He has also been considered by California to be one of the state’s biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the (Russian) Kremlin,” Fox continued.

The man’s name is Edgar Sargsyan. His deep pockets greatly benefited Clinton’s campaign, with contributions of at least $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016.

He was also in charge of an elite fundraising dinner to benefit Clinton, where donors paid $100,000 per couple just to attend the ritzy event. But in true Clinton fashion, the money apparently went missing.

Sargsyan is now “being sued by his former company for allegedly diverting those funds to start his own real estate company,” according to Fox.

Now, people are asking hard questions about Clinton’s buddy Sargsyan, including whether his contributions were part of a pay-to-play scheme and if he had shady connections to foreign governments.

“Nobody gave to the Hillary Victory Fund out of the goodness of their heart or some generalized desire to help 33 random state parties,” pointed out attorney Dan Backer from the Committee to Defend the President.

“They did so to buy access and curry influence — something the Clintons have been selling for nearly three decades in and out of government,” he continued.

Trying to buy political influence is sadly common, especially when it comes to the Clintons. What is raising more red flags than normal, however, is the evidence that Sargsyan is no run-of-the-mill campaign donor.

“The really scary question is, what did this particular donor with this strange web of connections hope to buy for his quarter-million dollars?” Backer asked Fox News.

That web of connections is strange indeed.

The Committee to Defend the President is now alleging that SBK, a major Sargsyan-linked company “is an investment firm that is affiliated with United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and its international affiliate has business interests in Russia,” according to Fox.

“Among its dealings was a bid to finance $850 million for a major bridge project to connect Crimea with Russia,” the group claims.

“He worked for SBK, and SBK appears to have bid on some Crimean/Russian bridge project,” Backer said. “That’s usually an indicator of political favor and connections.”

It raises several chilling questions: Was Sargsyan paying a quarter million dollars to Clinton for political favors, and — more disturbingly — was that money actually from sources in Russia in order to smooth the way for its construction plans?

Nobody knows for sure. What is clear, however, is that there is a pattern of dirty money surrounding the Clintons, with the “Uranium One” and “Clinton Foundation” scandals just two of the most well-known examples.

“It reinforces how fast and loose the Clinton machine was when it came to ‘Hoovering up’ these megadonor checks, not just from questionable Hollywood and Wall Street elites but potentially from foreign influence peddlers using who knows what money,” Backer told Fox News.

“It reinforces the need to take a long hard look at not just the unlawful money laundering process, but the way in which they were solicited as well,” he continued. “The Clintons have never shown a great deal of concern for whomever it was cutting the checks — whether it’s foreign influence peddlers or Hollywood smut peddlers like Harvey Weinstein.”

If those claims are even partially true, then America dodged a bullet in November of 2016 — and it’s worth keeping the pile of foreign-connected Clinton scandals in mind the next time the left tries desperately to tie Donald Trump to Russia. Perhaps they should look in the mirror.

SLAVEHOLDER??

Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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