When You’ve Lost Gene Simmons . . .

Featured image After a certain point it becomes wanton cruelty to keep dunking on California’s slow motion suicide, but some stories are too good to pass unremarked. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that rocker Gene Simmons is KISS-ing California goodbye and moving to no-income tax Washington state, and in high KISS-my-ass style: [Simmons] is now putting the property, which they later redeveloped into a sprawling European-style mansion, on the market for $22 million. »

The Biden family business

Featured imageKimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal provides a summary of what Tony Bobulinski, backed up by documents, has to say about the business dealings of Joe and Hunter Biden. Bobulinski, a former Navy officer and past supporter of Democrats, was Hunter Biden’s business partner. Strassel’s entire article is well worth reading. I want to focus on the portions of it that pertain directly to Joe Biden — aka “the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll follows up on her endorsement of President Trump for reelection last week with DON’T LET ALINSKY WIN!!! She writes: After today, there is but one Friday left until the election. It has always astonished and amused me when, mere days before every presidential election, some network assembles a small but diverse group of “Undecided” voters. Now, usually, there is a STARK contrast between the candidates. Yet 48 hours »

Lyin’ like a Biden

Featured imageI have no idea who won the last night’s second and last presidential debate. Perhaps most notably, Joe Biden effectively put his character up front to make his pitch against President Trump and lied like the proverbial rug at key points. Anyone who knows anything knows it, too, but Biden seeks to exploit the ignorance of voters who don’t follow the news. Take Biden’s statement that he has never opposed »

Tonight’s debate

Featured imageIf President Trump loses the election, I believe it will be because voters aren’t satisfied with his response to the Wuhan coronavirus and/or with the way he conducts himself. If Joe Biden loses the election, it will be because Americans don’t think he’s up to the job, or because they think his administration will be too radical, or (and this is a longshot) because they think he and his son »

Nice Job by Trump

Featured imageTonight’s debate went well for President Trump, I thought. The moderator was pro-Biden; she didn’t ask him any hard questions and avoided the subjects where he is most vulnerable. But that was a given. She was considerably better than Chris Wallace, and better than most. Unlike the first debate, President Trump stayed calm and in control. His answers were generally sharp and he got in plenty of shots against Joe »

Joe Biden’s excuse for forcing Ukraine to sack its chief prosecutor is bogus

Featured imageThere is no dispute that, as vice president and point man on U.S. policy towards Ukraine, Joe Biden caused the Ukrainian government to sack its lead prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. Biden has bragged about doing so. There is also evidence that, before his removal, Shokin was investigating Burisma, the shady company on whose board Hunter Biden served. And there’s no dispute that Hunter Biden had no background relevant to Ukraine or »

I’m with her

Featured imageWashington Examiner reporter Susan Ferrechio had a throwdown with CNN’s Brian Stelter over the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s emails. The throwdown occurred on this episode of BBC’s Media Show. Ferrechio contrasted the media’s avoidance of the saga of Hunter Biden with its hot embrace of the Russia hoax foisted on the Trump campaign and presidency. It’s not possible to do justice to the disgrace of CNN, but the audio clip »

Coronavirus in one state (116)

Featured imageThe headline in Minnesota’s COVID-19 news is the 35 new deaths authorities attributed to the disease yesterday. The number ties a record that goes back to May. However, it follows daily reports of five new deaths (10/17), 17 new deaths (10/18), five new deaths (10/19), and 7 new deaths (10/20). Does the number 35 reflect a backlog of earlier deaths dumped into yesterday’s data? Tom Hauser asked the question at »

Portrait of the mediocrity as a young man

Featured imageKyle Smith of NRO writes about what he calls a “bizarre and revealing” interview of Joe Biden from 1974. The interview was conducted by Kitty Kelly and resulted in this profile. Readers of a certain age may remember Kitty Kelly. Smith’s description of the interview as bizarre and revealing is accurate. So is his statement that “Biden emerges as arrogant and determined to make more money, one way or another.” »

With Ric Grenell in Minneapolis

Featured imageEarly this morning I received a media advisory from the Trump campaign inviting me to attend a volunteer appreciation event with former Acting Director of National Intelligence and Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. The event was scheduled over the lunch hour at the Trump campaign office in the Minneapolis suburb of Wayzata. I was the only journalist in attendance and snagged a few minutes with Grenell on his way out »

My New Hero: Kemi Badenoch

Featured imageI did not know that the UK government has an official “Equalities Minister,” and that name sounds perfectly sinister and Orwellian. Regardless of whether such a ministry is a good idea, right now the Equalities Minister in Boris Johnson’s government is Kemi Badenoch, and this attack on “critical race theory” is so good that I want to amend the Constitution so she can come to the United States and run for »

Trump moves to fill Judge Barrett’s court of appeals seat

Featured imageThe Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The Senate is expected to vote on Monday, with confirmation seemingly in the bag. The Judiciary Committee vote was unanimous. Democrats boycotted the session. Committee rules require that two members of the minority party to be present for business to be conducted. However, chairman Lindsey Graham proceeded with the vote anyway. “We’re »

The Biden Influence Empire Is Unraveling [Updated]

Featured imageFox News has more on the Biden family’s dealings with the Chinese Communists. This information doesn’t come from Hunter Biden’s laptop, but rather from the Gmail account of one of the Bidens’ former associates who is now in prison: A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden’s current running mate Sen. »

Breaking: College President Finds a Spine

Featured imageAs I’ve long joked, I think truth in advertising for college presidencies would require the job qualification clause, “Spinal removal surgery necessary.” And among university presidents I have regarded suspiciously (which is nearly all of them) is Northwestern’s Morton Schapiro. I may need to rethink my attitude about Shapiro. Unsurprisingly there is a critical mass of radical students and leftist hangers-on who are demanding that Northwestern University abolish its campus »

How to Help Hold the Senate

Featured imageAs everyone knows, control over the Senate is teetering on a knife’s edge. If the Democrats take control (perhaps needing a seat or two to spare), they will abolish the filibuster, pack the Supreme Court, make D.C. and Puerto Rico states, legalize 20 million illegal immigrants and give them the right to vote. And that is just for openers. How can you prevent that nightmare scenario from happening? It isn’t »

This Year’s Hardest-Hitting Ad

Featured imageThe Freedom Club of Minnesota (of which I am a member) has put this ad on the airwaves in the Twin Cities. Titled “Make the Left Wing Radicals Stop,” it refers to “the bad people” and ties them to the Democratic Party. Some of the images are specific to Minnesota, but it could be used anywhere. The ad is definitely hard-hitting; is it over the top? You decide: »