Calling for a Recount
When it comes to the investigation of collusion between Trump and the Russians, there are more ironies than you can shake a stick at. For instance, if he’s really worried about collusion, Robert Mueller should be looking into why President Obama promised to be more flexible in his dealings with Putin after the 2012 election and why, after talking about taking military action in Syria if Assad ever again employed chemical weapons against his citizens, Obama backed off, allowing Russia to get a stranglehold on the country.
Mueller might also investigate why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thought it advisable to push a reset button with her Russian counterpart or why she signed away a huge portion of our uranium deposits to Russian oligarchs. Also, was it just a coincidence that her husband was then paid $500,000 to deliver a speech, one the rest of us have never heard, in Moscow, and that the Clinton Foundation received a $135 million windfall from the Russkies?
Then, if Mueller cast as wide a net on Hillary Clinton as he is doing with Trump, he might also look into her 2,736-vote victory in New Hampshire.
Although the Granite State doesn’t have a large number of electoral votes, you might recall that some of the polls suggested that although Mrs. Clinton was very likely to win the popular vote, thanks to places like California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois, it might be a fairly close call in the all-important Electoral College, where New Hampshire’s four electors could very well mean the difference between victory and defeat.
According to state officials, as reported in The New American, 6,540 people registered to vote in the 2016 election using out-of-state driver’s licenses; only 1,014 subsequently applied for New Hampshire licenses. That would strongly suggest that White House advisor Stephen Miller was speaking the truth when he told ABC: “Having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you that the issue of busing voters into the state is widely known by anyone familiar with New Hampshire politics. It’s very real. It’s very serious.”
If Mueller wasn’t a cheap political hack and was actually investigating electoral malfeasance, he would be delving into how it was that Hillary Clinton carried a state by fewer than 3,000 votes in which over 5,000 people had no business voting.
Speaking of elections, I am surprised that the Democrats are still trying to make hay over the fact that Donald Trump had a one-night stand with a professional slut a dozen years ago. It seems to have slipped their minds that even though the 2016 election took place just a week or so after the carefully timed release of the Access Hollywood tape on which Trump was heard making vulgar remarks about women, he received a record number of evangelical Christian votes.
We all know that Democrats don’t hold the raunchy sex lives of their own politicians against them and in certain cases — the three Kennedy brothers, Gary Hart and Bill Clinton spring to mind — seem to revel in their sexual escapades, but when even devout Christians are open to the idea that electing a politician is not the same as hiring a pastor, you would think liberals would be wise enough to hop off the Stormy Daniels bandwagon. But, then again, if they were wise, they wouldn’t be liberals.
Besides, when Trump’s agenda includes cutting taxes; revising trade deals; curbing illegal immigration; getting us out of the Paris accords and Obama’s Iran deal; freeing American businesses from the chains forged by a runaway EPA; moving our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; and springing three American hostages by talking tough to North Korea, on what other basis can the Democrats attack the man who has managed to undo so much of the damage done to America by the team of Obama, Biden, Pelosi and Reid?
As you all probably know by now, I believe that baseball is the greatest game ever devised by the mind of man. The only problem is that it still falls on men to govern it. And although a lot of things about baseball in 2018 irk me, they mainly involve statistical anomalies involving sacrifice flies and saves, along with the calling of balls and strikes and the National League’s refusal to employ designated hitters, such things are a matter of opinion.
However, there is one area in which Major League Baseball should be called on the carpet. A huge percentage of the 750 major leaguers are from Latin America. It is a happy hunting ground for all the teams, especially those looking for middle infielders. As a result, several of the teams sponsor baseball academies, where teenagers from all over South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean, get to display their raw talent and learn how to hone it in preparation for what all parties hope will be long and mutually profitable careers.
And yet, these guys make it to the major leagues in their early 20s and cannot speak a word of English, forcing the teams to provide translators so they can tell the post-game interviewers how it felt to hit the game-winning single or pitch a shutout.
Major League Baseball should be ashamed of itself for not preparing these young guys to live and communicate in a country that will pay them millions of dollars to play a game.
When it comes to Hillary Clinton, I find myself hopelessly conflicted. Although I would love to see her stand trial on a variety of charges and go to jail, there’s a part of me that wishes she would just fade from the scene. But there’s another mischievous part of me that would miss having her around, making inane statements.
For instance, in her book of endless excuses for her loss, she wrote: “Sexism and misogyny played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Exhibit A is that the flagrantly sexist candidate won. You’ve got to hand it to Trump — he’s hateful but it’s hard to look away from him.”
Now I’m not saying she’s as funny as the late great Henny Youngman or the equally hilarious Alan King, but she’s far more amusing than Kathy Griffin, Joy Behar, Jimmy Kimmel or Stephen Colbert.
Clearly, the blatantly sexist candidate wasn’t Donald Trump. He never said people should vote for him because he was a man. He never once suggested that his election would crack a glass ceiling, even though America had never before elected a billionaire businessman. He just made a lot of terrific promises that a lot of us assumed he would actually keep if granted the opportunity.
As for it’s being hard to look away from Trump, I’d say that’s preferable to being Mrs. Clinton, who is hard to look at without, like Lot’s wife, risk being turned into a pillar of salt.
Penny Alfonso, who is waging a one-woman campaign to bring sanity to Chicago, wrote to me regarding the left-wing cretins who have labeled CO2 a pollutant: “I think it’s only a matter of time until some fool in Congress (Maxine Waters comes to mind) introduces a bill that mandates we either stop exhaling or pay a hefty fine for every breath we exhale.”
My chief concern is that by printing her comment, it will serve to remind our mortal enemies (a.k.a. our elected representatives) that there still remains one aspect of our lives for which the IRS hasn’t yet collected its pound of flesh.