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I Am Thankful For Many Things, Especially The Things That Make Stupid People Sad

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

At Thanksgiving time, we should reflect upon the blessings we enjoy, and I enjoy nothing quite as much as stupid people who are miserable. There are a lot of stupid people who are miserable right now, and this is good. The misery stupid people cause themselves should disincentivize future stupidity – with luck, America will be burdened with less stupidity because of it. There’s a lot to be thankful for, and it is right and proper that we be thankful. So here is what we should be especially thankful for at Thanksgiving 2019: The Continuing Humiliation of the Fredocons, Donald Trump, Dogs, Twitter, The impeachment Schiffshow, Economic Prosperity, The Senate and Cocaine Mitch, Chick Fil-A's Coardice and The Salvation Army.

'Conservative Obama,' pregnant men and other liberal media fantasies

Robert Knight, Washington Times

For Marxists, a lie is as good as truth if it works to advance their cause. A case in point was a recent nearly full-page article on the front page of The Washington Post’s Outlook section, where the headline proclaimed: “Barack Obama: Conservative.” Sure. And Bernie Sanders is moderate. When an entire generation is taught that truth is subjective, and that the only god they should heed is their feelings, they’ll fall for anything. Orwell warned in his dystopian novel “1984” about an all-powerful state suppressing the truth. Although no original citation has been unearthed, he’s been widely quoted as saying, “speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” We’d better do so while it’s still mostly legal in America.

When Actors Play Scientist on Capitol Hill

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

On Nov. 19 the House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on environment called upon the Bernie Sanders-backing actor Mark Ruffalo to testify on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, or "PFAS." These chemicals are used for many everyday uses. But these chemicals have leached into soil and water and air, and they show up in the bloodstream. So there's a real policy debate there. But Ruffalo doesn't have a college degree in chemistry. He doesn't have a college degree in anything. He has only played scientist Dr. Bruce Banner ("The Hulk") in the "Avengers" movies. Ruffalo's real credential for House Democrats is his socialist ideology. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib were gushing over Ruffalo in this hearing.

Fact-Free Impeachment Redux

Democrats have not set forth any facts that support any claim of criminal conduct by President Trump. What is going on here is the criminalization of policy differences and the creation of a process to legitimize the raw hatred Democrats and the permanent political class have for Donald Trump. This is something not seen in our country since the lead up to the Civil War and it bodes ill for the future of constitutional government.

Conservatives Say No FISA Renewal Without Answers

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044), tell your Representative and Senators that no provision of FISA should be renewed until the public has answers to the questions about how FISA was used to spy on Donald Trump and who in the Obama administration directed and implemented that anti-constitutional spying.

The Vindman Intelligence Operation Against Trump

Vindman is a classic example of a disgruntled government employee who is ripe for recruitment by an opposing government’s intelligence agency. He is a bit player who feels disrespected. Only in this case the opposing intelligence service’s operation is not being run by a foreign power, but by anti-constitutional forces within our own government bureaucracy.

The President Pelosi Gambit

In the Far Left's fantasy of how to make Nancy Pelosi President without having an election, Trump would be successfully impeached and then Pence would be knocked out of the presidential succession because he was a “co-conspirator” with the president in the non-existent quid pro quo of military aid contingent upon Ukraine investigating Joe and Hunter Biden.

Scientists: Dishonest or Afraid?

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

Not all scientists are dishonest and not all news reporters are leftists with an agenda. But one wonders at the deafening silence where there's clear, unambiguous evidence. For example, if ocean levels have been rising for some 20,000 years, why do scientists allow environmentalists to get away with the claim that it's a result of man-made global warming? Why aren't there any reporters to highlight leftist statements such as those by Edenhofer, Stewart and others who want to ride global warming as a means to defeat capitalism and usher in socialism and communism? I would prefer to think that the silence of so many scientists represent their fears as opposed to their going along with the environmental extremist agenda.

Why Dems are so worried after latest round of impeachment hearings

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Once fair-minded Americans seriously entertain the question of whether the actions involved even amount to a crime, most will probably find it difficult to conclude Trump represents an urgent threat and must be removed immediately. All the more so when they can read the call transcript for themselves, as well as learn that Ukraine got the promised aid and never launched any of the investigations Trump requested. Adding to the surreal quality of the hearings is a crucial fact that gets too little attention: Trump’s policy toward Ukraine has been far stronger than President Barack Obama’s. Removing Trump would benefit Russia, proving that, for Dems, Ukraine’s security is just another pawn in their war against the president.

Dems Keep Destroying Their Own Impeachment Narrative

The fact is, much as Democrats and their Deep State allies hate Donald Trump, policy disagreements are not impeachable offenses. Schiff and the Democrats know they’ve got nothing else to back up their impeachment hoax other than bureaucrats voicing their opinions, but they continue to tear the country apart anyway.

What If They Gave an Impeachment and Nobody Came?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Here’s the deal about impeachment. All this three-ring clown show stuff, all these poll-tested narratives (“Remember, our focus group in Duluth says ‘quid pro quo’ is 7.632 percent less evocative than ‘bribery’! Everyone go with ‘bribery’ from now on!”), all these endless, rehearsed resumé dumps they call their opening statements, mean nothing. It’s a joke. This is not a fact-finding inquiry. This is kabuki theater for dumb people, trying to swing them around to embracing the fait accompli that is impeachment. But no one is listening. No minds are changing, except for people getting sick of an elite that considers the fact that it no longer holds unchallenged power to be America’s biggest problem.

Which Movies Have 'Outdated Cultural Depictions'?

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Disney is launching its Disney Plus video streaming service, which promises to be tremendously popular, which is unfortunate. "Experts" from the enlightened side of the tracks are unrolling their grievances about how the Disney film catalogue is full of racism, sexism and loathsome bigotry of all sorts. It was only a matter of time, wasn't it? And is anyone surprised that Disney met this ridiculous assault with capitulation? There are villains and heroes of all colors and creeds in our history and literature. But the leftists obsess over racial and ethnic slights — and religious slights if the religion is perceived as a "minority," especially Islam — while Christians can be endlessly maligned.

'News' Shows Try to Beat Trump Senseless

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The networks are always and forever going to try and beat this president senseless with negative coverage. It's out of control. During the six weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the inquiry (Sept. 24 through Nov. 5), "the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts churned out 398 minutes of coverage to the Ukraine scandal." Important, yes, but it's "more than three-fifths of all administration news during this period." The tone of overall coverage was 96% negative. That makes the long-running average of 90% look good. The negativity is both bombastic and shameless. Facts about the booming economy drew just 4 minutes and 6 seconds of coverage during these six weeks.

Impeachment Hearings #DemsGotNothing

Watching Taylor and Kent left us with the impression that what this proceeding is really all about is Trump's foreign policy decisions, not this fake quid pro quo accusation, and it is Trump's America First foreign policy that really angers the Swamp and the Foggy Bottom cookie pushers at the State Department.

The Media Holds A Massive Double Standard About Naming Whistleblowers

Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

If the media admitted to being the Democratic Party’s communications arm, would it act any differently? The American people deserve to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the motives of every person involved in this impeachment process — particularly when it stems from someone’s opinion of what Trump believed in his own mind, reflected in a complaint based on hearsay, from a Biden-tied Russiagate player who was reportedly thrown out of the Trump NSC for suspected leaking, regarding a single phone call alleging a quid pro quo that never materialized and that would have never qualified as a high crime and misdemeanor had it ever been executed.

Secret Trials And Witnesses The New Normal In Democrat-Controlled America

As we watch the Kafkaesque proceedings unfold in Democrat Adam Schiff’s hearing room just remember, when and where Democrats are in charge it is not just Donald Trump who is subject to secret proceedings and secret witnesses, you too can and will be stripped of your rights and barred from defending yourself if Democrats decide they don’t like you.

Make Democrats Pay For Impeachment

We think the only way that this outrage against constitutional government is going to end is if Democrats are made to understand that they are going to pay at the ballot box for trying to overturn the 2016 election, and our friends at the Club for Growth have stepped up to start to make that happen.

Post and liberal media again get it wrong about Trump economy

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

The flat family income between 1999 and 2016 is exactly what makes the Trump surge in incomes so impressive. Yes, it is true, incomes barely budged during the Bush and Obama years — up less than $1,200. Does Mr. Trump get the blame for that lousy record too? If The Post and others in the liberal media really cared about middle-class families, they would be cheering these gains for scores of millions of households. But the left hates Mr. Trump, and so they feverishly root against the economy. It’s not that these facts aren’t true. It is that the left doesn’t want the good news to be true. The grand irony of all of this is these are the people who assign Trump Pinochhio noses.

Katie Hill Finds Her Shills

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Rep. Katie Hill resigned after only 10 months on the job. On her way out, Hill was honored by the media elites for giving a lectern-pounding farewell address in which she claimed she was victimized by a sexist double standard. This is downright bizarre. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Hill was not forced out of office by her party and decried Hill's "humiliation by ... cyber exploitation." Pelosi added that she has warned her children and grandchildren that "appearances" like Hill's "can come back to haunt you if they are taken out of context." But the only people wrenching Hill's reckless alleged sexual behavior with staff members out of context are liberals.

Conservative Action Items: Schiff Show Trial Begins Tomorrow

The Democrats’ show trial of President Trump begins tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2019) with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Democrat Representative Adam Schiff playing the role of Roland Freisler, the raving Nazi judge in whose court your trial had a 90% chance of ending in either life imprisonment or death.