Don Surber

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Why the NFL fights Trump

I enjoy reading pieces about how President Trump is screwing up, written by those who got 2015 and 2016 wrong.

Jonathan Chait of New York magazine holds a special place for me. If I ever get down, I can always Google that piece from him telling me before the election how Trump had no chance in Hell, Michigan, of winning.

Literally.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Maybe National Review was always this bad

Theodore Kupfer -- "a National Review Institute William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism" - had a unique take on ESPN commentator Jemele Hill calling President Trump a “white supremacist.”

And by unique, I mean totally off the wall.

Barbra Streisand imagines the reign of Hillary

Barbra Streisand, one of the last living relics of black-and-white television, wrote a nice piece imagining what Hillary's presidency would be like.

Why Trump picked on the NFL

President Trump unloaded on the NFL players who are dissing the flag.

This led to a chorus of self-righteous rhapsodies about free speech from people who two days ago were screaming for the firing of Clay Travis for daring to say Boobs on CNN in front of a lady.

So what gives?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Three reasons not to buy a robot

My dream was a self-driving car to ride along the country lanes of the Greater Pocatalico River Valley on sunny autumn afternoons when I am too old to drive.

I also dreamed of having a robot take care of all my chores, excluding napping of course.

Now I realize, that is a nightmare.

Trump: The Warriors are not invited to the White House

President Trump had a reply to Stephen Curry, a basketball player who said he did not want his team to go to the White House to celebrate its NBA championship: Get lost.

Trump does not want the Golden State Warriors at the White House.

Trump and the Alabama Senate race

If you read only the Associated Press, you would think that President Trump threw his supporters in Alabama overboard by backing incumbent Senator Luther Strange in the Republican primary.

Of course, if you believed the Associated Press last week, you would think that President Trump threw his supporters under the bus by not building the wall.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Jim Acosta, White House tool

You may have noticed, not many reporters have defended Jim Acosta of CNN, whose antics as a White House reporter have made him a star.

Perhaps it is jealousy, or more likely a reflection of his personality.

Valerie Plame's excuse was even worse

Valerie Plame Wilson worked for the CIA, tried to bring down the Bush 43 administration, and retired to a life among the Hamptons crowd. On Thursday, she messed up and let her Antisemitism slip.

Her excuse was even worse because it showed not only is she a bigot, but incompetent.

Attack the enemy, not each other

Novelist, lawyer, and retired infantry colonel Kurt Schlichter wrote a nice column, "Unleashing the Power of Mockery on Annoying Social Justice Warriors."

I don't know why he singled out the annoying ones. On the other hand, I do not know of any who are not annoying.