Where’s Lou Dobbs?

As a fan of Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs, I have wondered why he hasn’t been on for several weeks. The anchors replacing him have not explained.

Since we live in a world of accusations, dismissals for political views and secrets, their not saying anything arouses suspicion. Vacation would explain a week, but more than that with no explanation becomes odd.

People asked on twitter and Dobbs himself finally answered. He tweeted, “Thanks to all for your kindness and concern, and your loyalty as always to the show. I’ve had a medical issue to deal with and have been recuperating on the farm. All has gone well, and I’m anxious to get back to the show this coming Monday. Thanks again, and see you then.”

Stuart Varney has been off since he’s been ill; Charles Payne was off for months until a sexual harassment decision was made; Deirdre Bolton was MIA for a year or more and now Dobbs.

I don’t know what “the farm” is, but I hope it’s his and the issue minor.

‘Immigrants Get the Job Done’

So said a New York Times columnist when American skater Mirai Nagasu did a triple axel in the women’s skating competition.

“Conservative columnist” and op ed writer Bari Weiss tweeted, “Immigrants: They get the job done.”

She got clobbered.

She answered back, “Do you need another sign of civilization’s end? Here’s one: I tweeted “Immigrants: we get the job done” with a video of Mirai Nagasu’s triple axel. The line is a Hamilton reference. I know she was born in Cali. Her parents are immigrants. I was celebrating her and them.

“For this tweet I am being told I am a racist, a ghoul and that I deserve to die. So I deleted the tweet. That’s where we are.”

It’s sad that an American skater is still regarded by the Left – and I believe that’s what she really is – as an immigrant, aka outsider. I would see her as American as anyone else and American first. The Left just can’t rid themselves of labels and identity politics. Everyone has to fit into a category.

And why would an “immigrant” get the job done better than an average American? Isn’t that insulting to black Americans, too, unless they truly were from Africa or the Caribbean? There’s a built in assumption that Americans are inferior that greatly offends.

This is the house the left has built and it’s increasingly becoming a prison of their own making. They seem to want to outvictim one another. As for freedom of speech, it only exists in the orbit of their political correctness. Venture out of it and suddenly it’s not free speech, but microagressions, threats and offenses.

The very groups that claim to love diversity really don’t. Maybe that’s why our newspapers, TV and entertainment have hit the skids. There is only one story to tell and that is of the worthlessness of America and Americans and their racial/homophobic/misogynistic/xenophobic guilt.

Unfortunately it has carried over to the Olympics as well.

Anthem Missing from Olympics, Too?

I have taped the Olympic games on NBC so that I can zip through the over the top commentary, ads and boring events, so I may have missed something.

In past years, viewers got to see the medal awards ceremony in which the top gold, silver and bronze winners stood on a podium while an Olympics official placed a ribbon with a medal on it around their necks. As they did so, the national anthem of each was played.

I have not seen one of those ceremonies yet.

Is it inattention on my part or an NBC policy to further subvert patriotism in this country? Did they catch the NFL take a knee to the anthem fever? Are we supposed to be embarrassed when our country’s citizens win for their excellence?

The last thing NBC and other mainstream outlets want is for Americans to feel good about their country and proud of it. After all, it might make smaller countries feel bad about themselves (although Germany and Norway seem to be kicking us in the medal counts).

I wouldn’t put it past the networks in their all consuming Trump hatred to skip the anthem. They know it annoyed Trump with the NFL; why not do it here? After all, everyone should feel as bad as they and Hillary do about the election loss to the Left.

Maybe that’s one reason Olympic viewership is down. What’s the point if you don’t rally for your country?

Add to that the abysmal coverage by NBC and the fawning over North Korean dictator Kim’s sister, again a punch in the gut to freedom loving Americans. The elevation of Trump hating skiier Lindsey Vonn hasn’t helped much either.

This isn’t the time or place for politics, but there it is again, as with the NFL, spoiling sportsmanship.

Even with the worst ratings for Olympics ever, don’t expect NBC to learn anything from this. They won’t “learn” anything until their networks collapse.

All Downhill for Vonn

Skiier Lindsey Vonn, a darling of the media types, slammed President Trump before the Olympics. She said that she would not go to the White House if she won a gold medal.

She hasn’t. Much to the delight of pro Trumpers, she didn’t even get near the podium.

Vonn tweeted: “Frustrating to be so close to the podium and to have made such a big mistake…but that’s ski racing. I’m proud of the way I skied and how I attacked the course. I gave it my all and came up short. That’s life. Now it’s on to the Downhill! 💪🏻”

She got a big response. Here’s a sampling:
“Your president was watching. You let him down. Karma”

“You don’t stand for our President? We don’t stand for you. #StandByOurPresident #WeAreMiddleClass #GetOffYourHighHorse”

“Maybe you should have focused on your sport more instead of foolishly bashing our American President right before the Olympics…”

“How sad an un-American like you represents our country. God bless our beloved @POTUS & @FLOTUS. You? Not at all. #NoDACA #FireSalcido #BoycottTheView #BoycottNFL #BoycottMacys”

“Arrogant princess @lindseyvonn was given a sponsorship deal by @Hersheys chocolate. If you think Lindsey Vonn is the Jane Fonda of sports, you can boycott Hersheys Chocolate.”

“Hey Lindsey- maybe u should focus on your skiing instead of disrespecting our President and being unpatriotic. U think there is a connection between that and u losing? I do. MAGA”

“Sweet u failed to medal. Glad u didn’t get hurt. Hope u stumble out the gate on downhill. Don’t get hurt or injured #LindseyNotMyRep”

But Hollywood was quick to come to her defense.

Here’s what Ed Asner tweeted:

“You could say the same about life. May we all have the poise, grace and ability to pull ourselves up that you have. You are a hero.”

By the way, what has Ed Asner done lately?

Vonn is also starring in Bounty paper towel ads.

She does have another chance to medal Tuesday night. It will be interesting to see what happens.

The View From Here

I never watch the View. The women they have on there are the kind of women I do not want to be associated with, even through a television transmission.

Clips I’ve seen show a whiny, mean spirited, gossipy group of females who would be more at home in front of a witch’s cauldron than an audience of Americans. There is no need to submit oneself to that ugliness and torture any day of the week.

But to people who pay attention to the news, the wretched show makes news occasionally. It’s never any good news – say, one of them has a positive idea free of politics that might actually help someone. It’s usually a hit job on everyday people who still hold American values outside of the New York/LA/District of Corruption axis.

Although Whoopi Goldberg and former alum Rosy O’Donnell have done lots of damage, “comedian” Joy Behar gets the award for most offensive and obnoxious. This week she earned another badge with her remarks about Vice President Pence.

The Dailywire reports on the offensive episode:

…Propagandist Sunny Hostin, who identifies as Catholic, calling his belief in God “dangerous.”

“When you have a Mike Pence who now puts this religious veneer on things and who calls people values voters, I think we’re this a dangerous situation,” Sunny said. “Look I’m Catholic. I’m a faithful person, but I don’t know that I want my vice president, um — speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”

It was at that moment that the show’s most contemptuous host, Joy Behar, jumped in and called Pence mentally ill for his faith.

“Like I said before, it’s one thing to talk to Jesus,” Behar said. “It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.”

“Exactly. That’s different!” Hostin said enthusiastically.

“That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. Hearing voices,” Behar continued.

Hostin’s “Catholicism” is questionable. She brought that up as a ploy to cover her attack. Lots of people who are “Catholic” don’t really believe what the Church says nor even participate in attending Mass and the sacraments. Shame on her.

Meghan McCain later admitted that Behar’s remarks made her “uncomfortable.” But not, evidently, uncomfortable enough to say something at the time.

I don’t know about Behar, but she is like one of the monkeys in the zoo who enjoys throwing poo at the other monkeys.

If the women of the View were introspective, they might take a moment to ponder why they haven’t ever heard God talking to them. Is it them? If others do hear God, why haven’t we? That’s really the question a thoughtful, faithful person might ask.

Not likely, though, even if he used a megaphone.

Did You See This Story?

Probably not, as the media will do everything possible to make President Trump into a villain.

Here’s what happened, according to Gateway Pundit;

Shane Bouvet worked on the Trump campaign in the 2016 election while working as a delivery man at night.
The night before the inauguration Shane told the future president that his father had cancer but could not afford the treatment.

Donald Trump sent Shane a check for $10,000 for his father’s treatment.
On Friday Shane and his father Don visited the White House to thank President Trump.
Don Bouvet thanked President Trump for saving his life.

Bouvet is now cancer free.

This didn’t make many headlines for some reason.

Et Tu, Marco?

Yesterday it came to light that Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner tried to get a secret meeting with dossier author Christopher Steele. He wanted to get the dirt on Trump last year and had extensive dealings with a Russian oligarch to facilitate this.

Warner is Republican Senator Richard Burr’s co chairman on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Fox’s Ed Henry reports,

Throughout the text exchanges, Warner seemed particularly intent on connecting directly with Steele without anyone else on the Senate Intelligence Committee being in the loop — at least initially. In one text to the lobbyist, Warner wrote that he would “rather not have a paper trail” of his messages.

“The conversation about Steele started on March 16, 2017, when Waldman (a lobbyists with close ties to Hillary Clinton) texted, “Chris Steele asked me to call you.”

Warner responded, “Will call tomorrow be careful.”

The records show Warner and Waldman had trouble connecting by phone. On March 20, Warner pressed Waldman by text to get him access to Steele.

“Can you talk tomorrow want to get with ur English friend,” Warner texted.

“I spoke to him yesterday,” Waldman texted.

The two men appear to have finally connected about Steele by phone on March 22, according to the records.

“Hey just tried u again gotta give a speech but really want to finish our talk,” Warner texted.

Waldman, at one point, texted back that Steele really wanted a bi-partisan letter requesting his testimony first. He added that Steele was concerned about word leaking to the media that they were talking.

In one text, Warner suggested he did not want Burr or any other senator included in the discussions: “Ok but I wud (sic) like to do prelim call u me and him no one else before letter just so we have to trail to start want to discuss scope first before letter no leaks.”

But this behavior didn’t stop Burr from coming to Warner’s defense. Nor did it stop Marco Rubio, another member of the committee.

The senators released a joint statement to Fox News stressing they are working together, while blasting the “leaks of incomplete information.”

They said the committee has been in possession of this material for several months and committee investigators have pursued all relevant investigative leads related to the material.

“From the beginning of our investigation we have taken each step in a bipartisan way, and we intend to continue to do so,” Warner and Burr said in the statement. “Leaks of incomplete information out of context by anyone, inside or outside our committee, are unacceptable.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., another member of the committee, tweeted Thursday night that Warner “fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.” He added that the disclosure “has had zero impact on our work.”

With Republicans like this, who needs enemies?