Trump Talks Security, Dems Talk Politics

PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKED BORDER SECURITY LAST NIGHT And if anyone missed it, I've got it here. 

CNN Fact Checked him and even when was truthful, they found a way to say he was not.  And here is the Democratic response.

I guarantee you when Campus Reform goes to a college campus and tells them Obama said what Trump said, they will demand better border security.  We shall discuss it today.

CDOT'S MICHAEL LEWIS IS ON TODAY HAS A NEW EXEC DIRECTOR! CDOT got a new Executive Director from Governor Jared Polis and no one told us.  We're working to get Shoshanna Lew on soon! 

RBG IS STILL MIA She missed a second day of arguments at the Supreme Court.  This should be very concerning to liberals.  I think we are being mislead about the actual state of her health, but that's just me.

WE'RE FACING A MEASLES OUTBREAK AND THIS IS BAD And the anti-vaccine parents are truly to blame.  I'm on record as being one of those parents with reservations about vaccines, but I was lucky enough to find a pediatrician who addressed my fears in a rational way and agreed to spread Q's vaccines out over a longer period of time (something that is NOT a problem and I wish more physicians would be open to).  Q is fully vaccinated, btw.  Parents in communities that don't believe in vaccines are now dealing with the largest outbreak in a long, long time in New York.  

YOUR POSITIVE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM But for the record, five hours is not enough sleep for me.  

THE INBOX ZERO MOVEMENT WAS A SHAM TO BEGIN WITH Are you familiar with the notion of "Inbox Zero"?  It was a stupid organizational notion that you should get your email Inbox down to zero emails.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  For real, that is just STUPID.  

I AM ON TEAM ROB WITWER ON THIS ONE Rob Witwer is a former Colorado State Representative, a seat he held as a Republican.  He's now a registered Independent.  Why?  He explained in a long tweet thread you can read here.  I happen to agree with Rob 100%.  I reached out to him to invite him the show but he politely declined and explained he only made the tweet thread to prevent his change from being used as a political bludgeon later.  I've been meaning to change my party affiliation for very similar reasons.  Tribalism will kill this country.  The only way to change it is to leave the tribe.

IF I WERE THE BETTING SORT I'D TAKE THE OVER It might be a good time to throw a little money on the over for the Colorado Rockies as bookmakers don't have much confidence in them right now. 

COLORADANS WANT FREE STUFF, THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT We've talked about this since the last election, when Democrat candidates swept the state with big wins while voters soundly rejected the tax increases needed to make the things promised by said Democrats actually happen.  Now an analysis of two ballot initiatives makes it clear.  Voters say they want stuff but they aren't going to raise their own taxes to get it.  

TENNESSEE JUDGE POINTS OUT THE OBVIOUS ABOUT BLACK MEN AND THE KKK As he was overseeing a hearing for a black man charged with killing another black man, Judge Wayne Shelton said this:

"I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men – and doing  much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing."

In this he is 100% correct.  The local NAACP branch is supporting the judge in is comments. 

WANT TO DECLUTTER THIS YEAR?  I've got a podcast for you.  My friend Kristal who is on the show often has a wonderful podcast called The Wine Yogi and this free episode is all about decluttering and tidying up here!  (Just click the blue arrow button to start the podcast)

I LOVE IT WHEN A PRESIDENT HOLDS FEDERAL DOLLARS HOSTAGE And President Trump is threatening to withhold more FEMA funds from California UNLESS they get their act together and come up with a reasonable and comprehensive forest management plan.  I love this because it reminds people that there is no free lunch and simply holds them accountable for their state level votes.  Maybe if more Presidents used federal dollars to assert federal power states would be less likely to rely on them, huh? 

DEM CONGRESSMAN CALLS OUT DEM SENATOR? It's true and it happened over the increasingly anti-religious stance of Democrats on the House Judiciary committee. After it was suggested repeatedly that Amy Barrett was too Catholic to serve on the bench, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard took to with an editorial calling out Democrats for their nonsense.  From the column:

No American should be told that his or her public service is unwelcome because “the dogma lives loudly within you” as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said to Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearings in 2017 to serve as U.S. Circuit Court judge in the 7th Circuit.

While I absolutely believe in the separation of church and state as a necessity to the health of our nation, no American should be asked to renounce his or her faith or membership in a faith-based, service organization in order to hold public office.

The party that worked so hard to convince people that Catholics and Knights of Columbus like Al Smith and John F. Kennedy could be both good Catholics and good public servants shows an alarming disregard of its own history in making such attacks today.

We must call this out for what it is – religious bigotry.  This is true not just when such prejudice is anti-Catholic, but also when it is anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-Hindu, or anti-Protestant, or any other religion.

Except no one is telling the new Muslim members of Congress they are too ideologically driven, are they? 

GOVERNOR POLIS HAD AN INTERESTING POEM AT HIS INAUGURATION And Dave has some words about Anne Waldman's poetry.  This should be good. 

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