Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Farewell, Gay Patriot

Featured image Bruce Carroll, the Gay Patriot, was one of the most entertaining voices on Twitter. My daughters loved him, and his tweets often enlivened our family chat system. But Gay Patriot is no more: not on Twitter, anyway, which was his natural home. Twitter has permanently banned him for unspecified “hateful conduct.” Given that Twitter does not ban liberals who engage in hateful conduct like threatening to kill conservatives’ children, it »

Standing Up To the Mob

Featured image Maxine Waters and other Democratic Party leaders have urged members of their party to harass Republicans when they go out in public, and as far as I know, not a single prominent Democrat has denounced such mob tactics [*See update below]. So the number of such incidents has multiplied rapidly. What I have never understood is why the mob can get away with such disgraceful conduct. In nearly any setting, »

Jobs Not Mobs

Featured image “Jobs not mobs” has become a GOP mantra in this year’s elections. It is, I think, an excellent theme. Minnesota’s Freedom Club, of which I am a member, is the state’s most effective political organization. It has produced a series of television ads attacking Democratic candidates Tim Walz and Keith Ellison for their anti-safety policies, i.e., sanctuary state and, in Ellison’s case, endorsement of cop killers. Now the Freedom Club »

The Polls Are Useless

Featured image What will happen on November 6? I have no idea. But here’s the point: no one else has any idea, either. Sometimes, the choice is between polls and common sense. Or, as Groucho used to say, who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes? I go with my lying eyes every time. So, for instance, the polls have generally shown Arizona’s Senate race between fighter pilot Martha McSally and »

Another Day, More Death Threats

Featured image A New York man has been arrested for threatening to murder two Republican senators: A 74-year-old New York man was arrested Friday for violently threatening two U.S. senators over their support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Beginning Sept. 27, Ronald DeRisi left more than 10 threatening voicemails for two different lawmakers—who were not named— according to the official complaint released by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for »

Four Years For Leaking

Featured image In St. Paul yesterday, a former FBI agent was sentenced to four years in prison for leaking classified information to a media outlet: [Terry] Albury, 39, who joined the bureau in 2000 and was most recently assigned as an airport liaison, was sentenced Thursday in the federal courthouse in downtown St. Paul. He had previously pleaded guilty to making an unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and unlawful retention of »

Don’t Confuse the Mafia With Democrats!

Featured image The Babylon Bee bills itself as a Christian satire site. It is quite funny, and this tweet made me laugh out loud: Mafia Requests To No Longer Be Called 'The Mob' Because Of Negative Association With Political Activists — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 17, 2018 Heh. The Mafia has its faults, but let’s not confuse it with the Democratic Party! »

Can Federal Spending Be Cut?

Featured image Federal revenues are booming, yet deficits are rising again because spending is booming even more. President Trump, unhappy about growing deficits, says he will ask all cabinet officers to find five percent in spending cuts for next year. Sounds like a good proposal, but the linked USA Today story is devoted entirely to ridiculing it. You can’t cut federal spending, the reporters say: Congress spends money, not the president (true); »

The Democrats Must Be Defeated

Featured image The Democratic Party has turned into a crazed, howling mob. It is degrading our public life to a degree that has not been seen since they seceded in 1861. That is an observation we could make every day; for now, let’s go with this story: “Blackburn backlash shocks Mt. Juliet restaurant owner.” Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented »

Political Violence Comes to Minnesota

Featured image The good news first: no one has yet been stabbed, shot or guillotined. Although the idea has been raised: A Minnesota DFL staffer has been suspended from his job after suggesting in a social media post that Republicans face beheading after the Nov. 6 election. In response to a Facebook post that listed Nov. 6 as the day to “take back your country,” DFL deputy communications director William Davis wrote »

Why Elizabeth Warren’s Lies Are Good For America

Featured image Paul and Scott have joined in the general hilarity over Elizabeth Warren’s disclosure that she might be something like 1/1,000 Native American. (Then again, she might not be. There is so little Native American DNA in the database that several Latin American countries, including Mexico, are used as proxies. Warren may have a better claim to being Hispanic than Indian.) It turns out that Warren likely has less Native American »

Free Speech on Campus? Not For Conservatives

Featured image You know that, of course. This story is just a drop of water in the ocean of officially-sanctioned campus leftism. At the University of Minnesota, there is a bridge over the Mississippi River on Washington Avenue. (BTW, it won’t be long before Minnesota Democrats demand that Washington Avenue be given a new name.) University organizations of all types are given space on the bridge to post signs. The college Republicans »

Who Wants a Pro-Crime Attorney General?

Featured image Why would anyone want his state’s top law enforcement officer to be in favor of violent crime? One would think, no one could be that foolish. Yet in Minnesota, the Democratic Party has nominated Keith Ellison, who has repeatedly endorsed cop-killers, who regards Antifa as the legitimate voice of the Democratic Party, and who wants Minnesota to be a sanctuary for violent criminals, for Attorney General. Yesterday, we were reminded »

Dumbest Anti-Trump Slur Ever? [Updated]

Featured image At a rally in Ohio yesterday, President Trump praised two natives of that state, William McKinley and Ulysses Grant. Trump related how President Lincoln turned to Grant after a succession of commanders had been beaten by Robert E. Lee, who was, as Trump said, “a great general.” Grant, despite supposedly being an alcoholic, knew how to win, and defeated Lee’s army. All of which is true, except that like many »

The AP Defends the Democrats’ Mobs

Featured image Voters, repelled by the mob action unleashed by leaders of the Democratic Party, are increasingly telling pollsters they intend to vote Republican. The Associated Press, alarmed, tries to help Democrats to stem the tide. The AP’s headline: “GOP decries Dems’ ‘mob rule,’ flipping the script.” Whose script? The AP’s, of course! President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic “mob rule” to amp up GOP voters for next »

Crazy Days [Updated]

Featured image As the election approaches, it seems that everything is spinning out of control. Here is a partial selection from the last day or two. It came out that pink tutu-clad leftist Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrats’ nominee for the Senate from Arizona, once urged Texans to “stop your state from becoming Arizona” because Arizonans are “crazy.” BREAKING: LEAKED VIDEO: in a 2011 speech in TX, Democratic Senate candidate @kyrstensinema mocks Arizonans »

Coming Out Day

Featured image This is National Coming Out Day. I’ve seen a fair amount about it on Instagram. Whatever. But a friend sent me this graphic, which celebrates a more dangerous form of coming out: Coming Out Day also reminds me of this classic YouTube video, which launched Candace Owens’s career as a conservative activist: There has been a lot of coming out lately, some of it prompted by the disgraceful display to »