You know I’m going to be turning 54 this year so I’m pretty sure that my memory is not what it was.

So I’m sure that my readers can remind me of at least one time when Senator Chuck Schumer was in tears over a terror attack or even an attempted terror attack against American citizens. For example the attempt to murder one of his constituents in Texas a few years ago I’m sure was a most emotional moment for him but for the life of me I can’t recall his tears over it.

Likewise while I turned on CNN briefly tonight watching their promotion of the anti-trump protests and assurance that this latest move would finally harm him, perhaps fatally politically (a prediction that has come almost continually over the last 18 months) I noticed promotions for a Nancy Pelosi Town Hall.

Now this seems strange to me. The House of representatives is a place where the minority has little or no power over legislation and with no Democrat president in the White House Nancy Pelosi’s relevance in DC is lower than it has been in decades.

So it seems really odd that CNN would decide to hold a town hall featuring a person with no power or influence, it’s almost as if they are trying to push the Democrat agenda or give the illusion of power to her.

But I’m sure this must not be the case, I’m undoubtedly forgetting the CNN live town hall held in January of 2009 featuring the GOP minority leader John Boehner that must have been highly promoted by the network in the same way that the Pelosi one has been.

So if any of you dear readers could remind me of these things I’d highly appreciate it, after all it couldn’t be that both of these things were just all about political theatre to prop up a Democrat party in retreat and to oppose president trump,

Could it?

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – Loose thoughts this week from Northwest Louisiana:

Apollo 1 Memorial: It’s been fifty years since Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Ed White died in a flash fire that engulfed their capsule during a routine training mission and as she has each year, Grissom’s widow, Betty, was in Florida at the annual memorial service. This story in the New York Times records the very humble beginnings of this memorial ceremony back to when it was just two space buffs showing up at Pad 34. Now, finally, the Apollo 1 astronauts have a tribute exhibit at Kennedy Space Center and the memorial ceremony is a pretty big deal.

I found this article timely as I’ve just completed a unit on the Apollo 13 story with my sophomores.  As a baby boomer, America’s race to the moon enthralled me. I read everything I can on it and am currently re-reading The Right Stuff for probably the third time. I want to instill the history, drama, and American pride in my students when we do this unit. It’s hard in some ways for them to understand how exciting this period of our history was.

Politics: Can’t even go there right now. Let me just say this: when Obama got elected to his first term I was incensed, horrified, and rabidly vocal about the danger I believed he brought to our country and about what I perceived as his weakness and inexperience as a leader. I was chastised by liberal friends and family for not supporting the newly elected president because after all, that’s the process – the peaceful transfer of power. “He may not have been your choice but now you have a duty to support him.” Well, no, I don’t. I still blogged and railed against his policies and practices.

And now I have to listen to these petulant people whine and carry on about Trump? Why are they not supporting “our president”? Why was that duty of support assigned to only me?

The hypocrisy slays me and I can’t bear it. I’m on a politics boycott right now.

Mardi Gras: And so, on a lighter note, it’s Mardi Gras season in Louisiana and we are neck deep in king cakes, crawfish, and plastic colored beads from China.  We are lighting fire pits and charcoal grills along the bayous, drinking beer in the streets, and dancing to brass bands.  There might be a lot of problems in the country, and there are plenty in Louisiana, but for the next several weeks we are going to have a big party and pretend like they don’t exist! It’s a great time to come visit from the frozen north!

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

Get ’em skeered and keep the skeer on ’em

General Nathan Bedford Forest

Let the Thing be Pressed

Abraham Lincoln

It seems no day can go by without the Trump administration driving the left absolutely nuts and the executive order suspending travel from the list of countries already identified by the Obama administration as problematic is certainly no exception.

The cable networks of course are happy as it gives them something to report and the professional protesters are happy as it guarantees them a payday via Mr. Soros and company but the real winner is, you guessed it, Donald Trump.

When you have your surrogates on the air saying things like:

We won’t apologize for keeping Americans safe

the end result is going to be all you might want.

Even better if the protestors at airports interfere with travelers trying to travel (and no doubt they will) it will not endear the sorosbots to those travelers.

But the best part is this, within a few days airports around the world will be implementing these rules and the hubbub of this weekend will be gone, after all it’s going to be pretty hard to protest people who never make it to the country.

Now the left has one advantage here, because of the astroturf nature of the protests as long as the paychecks keep coming they, unlike the tea party, can maintain protests indefinitely and will have the MSM solidly behind them, but because Trump keeps things moving at his White House never pausing for air, it’s going to be very hard to keep the outrage up when there will be something else that outrages them within a day or two.

As Scott Adams put it:

He’s creating so many opportunities for disagreement that it’s mentally exhausting. Literally. He’s wearing down the critics, replacing their specific complaints with entire encyclopedias of complaints. And when Trump has created a hundred reasons to complain, do you know what impression will be left with the public?

He sure got a lot done.

Even if you don’t like it. 

And of course it’s even harder to keep up the outrage if one manages to solve the syrian refugee problem with one phone call when Obama couldn’t get it done in two years.

I’ll give the last word via Glenn to Joel Kotkin:

Politically, the open borders rhetoric helps Trump. Even in California, three-quarters of the population, according to a recent UC Berkeley survey, oppose sanctuary cities. Overall, more Americans favor less immigration than more. Most, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, also want tougher border controls and increased deportations. They also want newcomers to come legally and adopt the prevailing cultural norms, including English.”

Honestly, I think Trump’s encouraging the freakoutrage on purpose here. The more the Democrats shriek about not “normalizing” President Trump, the more they de-normalize themselves.

Trump who is a media expert knows this and will no doubt keep up the skeer as long as he sees advantage to it.


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