IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER EDITION OF "TELL ME I'M RIGHT" WITH CHARLES HARRINGTON ELSTER So prepare your grammar and verbal questions for Charles, he's joining me at 3pm. Find out more about this fascinating man by clicking here.
THE LACK OF AN OXFORD COMMA MAY COST ONE BUSINESS $10 MILLION BUCKS! I'm just putting this here to discuss with Charles, but you may want to dust off the Oxford comma if you are business.
RACHEL MADDOW MISCALCULATED BADLY And if you wanted any sort of proof that the desire to topple Trump leads people to make really, really bad choices on the Left, this is it. Rachel Maddow teased her big "scoop" massively two days ago. What was the "scoop"? That she had Trump's tax returns. Only she didn't have "returns" she had two pages of one return. So liberals were salivating all day for the SILVER BULLET that would surely be in the tax returns that WOULD BE THE UNDOING of President Trump! Except there was nothing in the returns. Nothing except Trump paid a crapload of taxes in 2005. Even Stephen Colbert realized how absolutely moronic it was that Maddow strung along her viewers the way she did.
But if viewers were disappointed, it's not HER fault! In this post disaster interview with the AP, she makes clear that if people got their hopes up for a big scoop, it was THEIR fault. The fact that MSNBC put a countdown clock on the screen to her show had nothing to do with it.
DOES THE PRESIDENT BUDGET EVEN MATTER? There is a lot of analysis out today about President Trump's proposed budget. Lots of hay is being made about cuts to beloved programs (more on that in a moment) and how heartless it is. But does it even matter? Yes, it spells out the President's priorities. Yes, Congress will probably give it a glancing blow, but as of late, no President has gotten their wish lists fulfilled. I expect the same thing with this one. You know why? Because everyone wants to cut spending, but not from THEIR programs THEY care about. This one is going nowhere fast. Years ago Forbes did a great column about the folly of budgets, and you can read it here. That being said, there are things I like about the President's budget, namely the defunding of PBS. Let them sell advertising and make it on their own. You can read the highlights of the budget here.
THE TRUMP TRAVEL BAN IS STAYED BY AN EMOTIONAL JUDGE And I say that purposefully, because the judge let his own emotions override the standard by which the ban should have been judged. He talked a lot about his "feelings" rather than the law itself. A great column breaks it down here. Case in point, other judges have already weighed in that the temporary ban passes muster.
A CLINTON ALLY SAYS THE TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION IS A NOTHINGBURGER But I'm sure Rachel Maddow will lead with the story tonight. He was to be the CIA director under Hillary Clinton and he says there is smoke but "no fire".
PEOPLE ARE MAD ICE AGENTS ARE DOING THEIR JOBS And the issue is that ICE is showing up when illegal aliens are appearing in court, waiting until they are done and arresting them. The ridiculousness of the outrage is apparent to me. ICE says that when cities (read sanctuary cities) don't hold people on ICE detainers, it leaves ICE with little choice but to show up where they know the aliens will be. If someone is to blame here when people here illegally are afraid to show up for domestic violence cases where they are the victims, it's departments who refused to work with ICE to remand criminal aliens from jails.
ANOTHER BIG CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL GROWS IN COLORADO One of the promises of Amendment 64 is that it would do away with the black market. I've been waiting for some really high profile busts to take place. Today warrants were served in a bunch of different counties to shut down illegal grow operations.
IS BEING A STAY AT HOME MOM ACTUALLY THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD? I'm sure this column will create some controversy, but I must say, I agree with it. Written by a stay at home mom, she contends that the notion that her job is THE hardest job in the world is hot garbage. I would never knock any woman who chooses to stay home with her kids, but can we stop nominating them for sainthood?
HERE'S HOW NOT BE A RACIST WHITE PERSON...OH WAIT, THERE'S NO WAY TO NOT BE RACIST I saw this yesterday and it's idiotic.
PLEASE TAKE THIS ADORABLE SURVEY FOR A SECOND GRADE CLASS SOMEWHERE The teacher wants to use the survey to learn about graphs. Please click here and take it!
HERE ARE EIGHT TIMES THE SIMPSONS WAS PRESCIENT Just watch it.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MOVING TRAIN HITS A PILE OF SNOW?