man got arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother with a pork chop because she hadn’t brought him cigarettes (something tells me a healthy lifestyle isn’t that important in this family.) But he just got arrested for the second time in three months on another pork chop-related charge. Either he’s totally out of control or the police are just busting his chops.
Until you can tell me who actually told you that Jeff Sessions or anyone else talked about anything with the Russian ambassador that officials in any other Administration wouldn’t have, or until you can offer proof of your “Trump’s discussing pardons” story (which Trump’s lawyer already dismissed as “nonsense”), I’m going to ignore that, too. Life is too short to spend it analyzing fake news. It’s like being asked to dissect a unicorn.
The Democratic Party has chosen a slogan for the 2018 midterm elections, in an attempt to convince voters that this time, they’ve really learned their lesson about all that arrogance and contempt they showed for working Americans, and seriously, they can be trusted now. The rather redundant slogan is, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.” Unfortunately, it took only nanoseconds before it was being razzed all over Twitter for its similarity to Papa John’s Pizza’s slogan: “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” If Democrats are going to claim they can bring you better jobs and wages, they probably don’t want to remind everyone that the last time they were in charge, not that long ago, people were lucky to find jobs delivering pizzas. Personally, I think I have a slogan for them that’s far more accurate, but I doubt they’ll take me up on it: “Fool you once, shame on us. Fool you twice, shame on you.”
Some school officials in San Francisco have decided that the current government-mandated school lunches aren’t unappetizing enough, so they’re going to do away with the only beverage kids can stand to wash them down with. I’m sure this will end well, even though it’s already been tried in Los Angeles and did not work out well at all.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to pay an $10 million legal settlement to a former Gitmo detainee who killed a US soldier and blinded another in a grenade attack is going over with Canadians about as well as a broccoli-flavored donut at Tim Horton’s. Here’s how a wounded veteran expressed his outrage.
The cradle of the free speech movement, UC-Berkeley, now seems to be firmly in the hands of people who belong in a cradle, because they have a tantrum whenever anything upsets them. The latest example of their ongoing efforts to stifle non-leftist speech is that conservative Ben Shapiro was booked to speak in September by the College Republicans, but officials blocked it. Their excuse: lack of a venue. They just can’t find a lecture hall where he can speak with only two months advance warning. (FYI: the central campus alone is 178 acres and includes dozens of buildings, and presumably, not a single one will have a large room empty for an hour or so in September.) As this story notes, California Sen. Diane Feinstein recently asked anyone who had evidence that Berkeley was suppressing conservative speech to show it to her. Come September, if someone could take a selfie in one of the many empty lecture halls and email it to Sen. Feinstein, I’m sure she’d appreciate your help.
It’s Saturday, and after a long week of having to listen to the 24/7 “news” people, I think we could all use a rest. Go play with your kids or read a book or take in some music. Anything but listening to the media harp away at Trump on a beautiful July weekend. So here are the stories that are all over the news today that I think it's pretty safe to ignore: 1. Inside baseball stories about Trump’s staff. Aside from the marvelous decision about the new Press Secretary, does anyone really care, other than the reporters who are there every day, trying to get their faces on camera saying something combative and disrespectful so their colleagues will buy them a drink later? Trump shook up his staff. So does every President. George W. Bush had four press secretaries, and Obama had three. Can you name any of them? Oh, but here’s some interesting trivia: Obama supporters love to call Trump a sexist, but guess which one of them never hired a female press secretary? Hint: Ask my daughter, the press secretary. By the way, I’m sure she’ll be terrific at the job. She’s smart, tough, honest, experienced, competent, and I can personally attest that she knows how to handle children.
It’s only mid-July, but if you’re on a tight budget, you might already be shopping around for deals on back-to-school supplies (and I’m sure quite a few parents just want to do something to make the first day of school hurry up and get here). If you’re in that boat, here are some tips from a Christian perspective to help save your money and your sanity.