About willingwheeling

I am a divorced guy and dad. I live in Chicago and ride my bike along the lakefront path almost daily. In good weather, over 40F, I take my little poodle along in the basket on the bike. I also drive a MINI Cooper Countryman and enjoy playing video poker and backgammon.

Seeing the past through today’s media …

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Leaving the Left

*Herewith Melanie Phillips, former Guardian journalist who clearly enunciates her reasons for leaving The Guardian and the Left Wing. Although she is London-based, her reasoning applies exactly to the Left Wing operating in the U.S. as well. *

DEMOCRATS WANT TO TURN AMERICA INTO RUSSIA!

State surveillance, endless investigations and locking up political opponents under the guise of fighting foreign influences is how Vladimir Putin does business. It’s how they do it in Turkey, Venezuela and Iran.

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By Daniel Greenfield

The Democrats have a bold plan for fighting Russia.

Accuse Republicans of treason, eavesdrop on their conversations and send them to jail. Overturn the outcome of a free election because that it had been tampered with by “foreign interests.” Demand that tech companies censor dissenting media outlets spreading “fake news” to protect “democracy”.

Good work, comrades. The bold plan is to fight Russia by… becoming Russia.

State surveillance, endless investigations and locking up political opponents under the guise of fighting foreign influences is how Vladimir Putin does business. It’s how they do it in Turkey, Venezuela and Iran.

But these days it’s how the Dems do it too.

Totalitarian states aren’t really fighting foreign influences. They’re suppressing domestic opponents. The Democrats, who were for appeasing Russia before they were against it, are doing the same thing.

The same gang of commissars, czars and apparatchiks that giggled when…

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U.S. Wages up 2.9%

*The government reported that wages grew 2.9% last month. That is the sharpest advance since 2009 when the country was coming out of a deep recession.*

*In addition, employment continues to improve as people leave part time jobs and take full time jobs. The graphic shows total employment gains in the past year. But, part of that is 200,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, just as the President promised on the campaign.*

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This graphic doesn’t show that unemployment in the black and Hispanic communities are down to their lowest levels in decades.

Tony

AMERICANS AND UN-AMERICANS

*We saw heroes rise in the House Chamber and we saw the Congressional Black Caucus members in kente cloth scowling through the good news about African-American unemployment. Rep. Pelosi grimaced and Senator Schumer glared through President Trump’s appeal for bipartisanship. Senator Booker stared hatefully and Elizabeth Warren ranted hysterically on Twitter.*

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By Daniel Greenfield

There are two stories of America. One is the American story and the other the un-American story.

On one side there are pilgrims settling a new land and on the other colonists ethnically cleansing the native population. One side sees war heroes and the other sees killers. One sees brave police officers and the other genocidal bigots in uniform. One sees America. And the other hates it.

At the State of the Union, we saw those two halves divide up the House Chamber. We saw American elected officials stand for the flag, for the anthem, for veterans, for Jerusalem and for In God We Trust. And we saw the un-American officials selected by corrupt urban machine politics stay seated.

The leaders of America and un-America were there in one room while America’s story was told.

We saw heroes rise in the House Chamber and we saw the…

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NYU Students criticize State of the Union speech

Here is a wonderful, if terribly sad, video of students at NYU criticizing President Trump’s State of the Union speech. The problem is that he hasn’t given the speech yet. These students are part of a human echo chamber where they have leftist teachers fill-ing their heads and then they bounce the same ideas off each other with no place for differing ideas, or, God forbid, the truth.

Tony

Perhaps black voters should reconsider …

*Under President Trump #unemployment amongst #blacks has fallen to a multi-year low and #foodstamp recipients have also declined.*

*No one ever called Donald #Trump a #racist until he ran against #Hillary.*

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ANTI-TRUMP CONSPIRACIES

This is the best summary I have run across of the past year in Washington.

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By Daniel Greenfield

A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers.

At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI and the DOJ, there was a nameless “secret society”. Its details are being derived from text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a disgraced member of Mueller’s team, and his mistress, Lisa Page, who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Previous Strzok texts had spoken of taking out “insurance” against a Trump win. This was all the more significant since Strzok had investigated Hillary and interviewed Flynn. He was a crucial figure in both the investigations of Hillary Clinton and President Trump.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy…

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PHONY CLAIMS OF RACISM THAT HURT BLACK PEOPLE

Racism is the old faithful, and totally overused, weapon of the left wing that seems to never wear out.  

 

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By Ann Coulter

One thing no liberal will ever turn down is the opportunity to get a standing ovation for accusing someone else of racism.

Democrats have placed their opening bid in the immigration talks on Trump’s 10-yard line — a hilariously unbalanced “compromise” that is worse than their original proposal. Now, they are battering him with accusations of racism to force him into an amnesty deal that he was specifically elected to prevent.

Forced to choose, soccer moms are going with MSNBC — and, hey, if that means we’ll still have Rosa to clean the house, well, that’s OK, too!

Liberals have gotten a free ride for too long on using phony claims of “racism” to promote policies that hurt black people but help themselves. It’s like spoiling a kid; by the time he’s 15, it’s impossible to get him to clean his room.

The virtue signalers have been…

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