The very first Dem 2020 debate just took place, and it was Kamala Harris vs. Kamala Harris on eliminating private health insurance

Where have we heard THIS before?

Here’s the first Democrat debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season, and the two debaters are Kamala Harris, and Kamala Harris.

Harris supports trashing all private health insurance plans:

Meanwhile, Harris on the other hand, argued that private health insurance plans could remain an option:

Confirmed: Somebody did some overnight polling and backpedaled faster than a bicyclyst with broken brake cables careening down San Francisco’s Filbert Street.

As for Harris’ fresh CYA spin about private insurance policies, Obama’s no longer in office, but already we’re back to “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”

Update:

It’s clear what really caused the Harris campaign to backpedal: She accidentally said out loud what the libs’ true intentions are, and other Dems were freaked out:

Pass the popcorn.

Straw & Order: Special Food Court Unit! WaPo reporter goes ‘on patrol with the enforcer of DC’s plastic straw ban’

Pulitzer!

I don’t know about you, but I’m smelling a PULITZER with this one:

This is a TV cop show that’s begging to be made! Suggested titles:

Straw & Order: Special Food Court Unit
Columbo Got Demoted
K Street Blues
Strawsky & Hutch

Or maybe the show’s title should be “The Counterproductivity Cops”:

On the first day the law took effect, a Starbucks store downtown threw away large bags filled with straws, a move that seemed to defeat the purpose of the ban.

Gee, do ya think so?

Imagine how much less polluted the world would be if liberals weren’t aggressively trying to save the planet.

Perfect: Elizabeth Warren uses owner of Washington Redskins as the face of her ‘Class Envy We Can Believe In’ campaign

Oh, and speaking of student debt…

Elizabeth Warren’s settled on a 2020 campaign slogan: Class Envy We Can Believe In!

I don’t know what’s more ironic — Dances With Identity Fraud and her “possibly 1/1024th Native American ancestry” wanting to confiscate the wealth of the Washington Redskins owner or the former Harvard prof who made a lot of money off incredibly high tuitions sounding the alarm about the level of student debt in the country.

If there isn’t man-made climate change before the Davos meetings, there will be after

They don’t believe their own BS

A bunch of climate change alarmists are meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, and they’re more determined than ever to personally melt the polar ice caps to prove their point:

If these people try and “save the world” much longer we’re all going to choke to death on their fumes:

Political and business leaders and lobbyists are opting for bigger, more expensive aircrafts, according to analysis by the Air Charter Service, which found the number of private jet flights grew by 11% last year.

“There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice, with Gulfstream GVs and Global Expresses both being used more than 100 times each last year,” said Andy Christie, private jets director at the ACS.

But the rest of us are supposed to change our diets to lawn clippings and tofu and give up fossil fuels because there’s a “planetary emergency,” or something. They don’t even believe their own BS.

Perfect: Super-rich guy who donated $100 million to Democrats in 2018 slams Dems for accepting big money donations

Hahaha!

In Annapolis on Tuesday night, Michael Bloomberg let some Democrats have it for being influenced by “big money”:

As it turns out, that’s a big like McDonalds criticizing America’s appetite for hamburgers:

Bloomberg reportedly exceeded expectations and dropped about $100 million to get Democrats elected last year, but maybe he wasn’t expecting the d-bags to actually accept it. Pass the smelling salts!

Once again, it’s settled: Bloomberg’s a massive hypocrite — from guns to climate change to political donations, the guy’s one of the wealthiest “say one thing and do another” clowns in the whole world.

Why Politifact has become a joke, part 5,834

Stanley doesn’t make a tape measure long enough to measure the lengths some fact checkers will go to in order to avoid admitting Trump’s correct about something. Here’s another example:

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition of “mostly false” is:

Politifact got it right by making Obama’s “if you like your plan you can keep it” their Lie of the Year in 2013, their misses far outnumber their hits, which isn’t exactly what I look for in a trusty “fact-checker.”

What a, uh, surprise: Here’s how NYC’s minimum wage increase that kicked in 3 weeks ago is ‘helping’ workers

Shocker

In New York City on the first of this month, the Big Apple’s new minimum wage law kicked in that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders and others are trying to take to the national level:

How’s that going for workers in NYC? From CBS News (via Legal Insurrection):

The legal minimum wage for New York City employers with 11 or more workers rose more than 15 percent on Dec. 31, 2018, to $15 per hour from $13, giving fast-food, retail and other employees a bump in pay. But some New York City restaurant owners say the latest minimum wage hike is forcing them to cut workers’ hours just to stay afloat.

It’s the third rise in the city’s base wage since Dec. 31, 2016, when it went to $11 an hour. The latest increase is part of a plan that phases in minimum wage hikes across New York state, with amounts and effective dates varying by region and industry. It’s not just a New York phenomenon, however: Minimum wages rose in 20 states with the new year, forcing businesses across the country to grapple with higher payrolls — and compete for workers with giants like Amazon that are already offering $15 an hour.

Jon Bloostein operates six New York City restaurants that employ between 50 and 110 people each. The owner of Heartland Brewery and Houston Hall, Bloostein said the effect of the higher minimum wage on payroll across locations represents “an immense cost” to his business.

“We lost control of our largest controllable expense,” he told CBS MoneyWatch. “So in order to live with that and stay in business, we’re cutting hours.”
[…]
A New York City Hospitality Alliance survey of 574 restaurants showed that 75 percent of full-service restaurants reported plans to reduce employee hours this year in response to the latest mandated wage increase. Another 47 percent said they would eliminate jobs in 2019. Eighty-seven percent of respondents also said they would increase menu prices this year.

Also, hosts and hostesses are being replaced by signs:

Bloostein said he has scaled back on employee hours and no longer uses hosts and hostesses during lunch on light traffic days. Customers instead are greeted with a sign that reads, “Kindly select a table.” He also staggers employees’ start times. “These fewer hours add up to a lot of money in restaurants,” he said.

As if anybody needed more proof that if progressives are allowed to “help” workers much longer, nobody will have a job.

Not a cult: Mueller action figures now available for Resistance to play with while waiting for Trump to be removed from office

Seriously?

The Left’s rabid need to fulfill some primal need to avoid merely admitting Hillary was a crap candidate just went up a notch:

Or as the more committed members of the anti-Trump Resistance might refer to it: A sex toy.

McJournalism! Trump’s fast food buffet for Clemson players had the Washington Post trying to make Burger-Gate a thing

Pulitzer!

President Trump had the national champion Clemson Tigers football team to the White House yesterday, and because of the shutdown he had to improvise out of his own pocket:

The Washington Post’s journalistic instincts kicked in quickly:

I smell a Pulitzer in the air!

Oh, and then the paper that once brought down a presidency crunched Trump’s original count on the number of burgers in the hopes of making “Burger-Gate” a new thing:

Leave it to “journalists” to do more investigating when a president spends his own money on something as opposed to everybody else’s.

Hopefully next an intrepid journalist does an investigation into exactly what a “berder” is. That whole WaPo “investigation” comes across as an audition for a job at CNN.

Also, I don’t want to brag, but I called it. Here’s proof:

The shot:

And the chasers:

Excuse me, but I’ll be spending the rest of the day thinking about the liberal media reactions to Trump’s burger-fest and doing this:

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel gets suspended, blames NRA, then whines about ‘false narratives’

Absolutely shameless

The new governor of Florida has suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for what boils down to general incompetence in the wake of the Parkland school shooting and other things:

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who faced criticism over his department’s response to the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting last year, was officially suspended by new Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday.

“Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership,” DeSantis said in a statement.

“He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017. He failed in his duties to keep our families and children safe during the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb.14, 2018,” the statement read. “These incidents demonstrate Sheriff Israel’s repeated incompetence and neglect of duty. The families of the victims deserve accountability. It is my job as governor to ensure that the safety of our local communities, especially the safety of our children, is paramount. Government officials must be held accountable for their actions, and/or inactions.

Israel, true to form, immediately shifted the blame to the NRA:

From my perspective, that shamelessness only totally confirms that Gov. DeSantis made the right decision.

Then, in the irony of all ironies, Israel whined about “false narratives”:

“There was no wrongdoing on my part. I served the county honorably,” he said. “False narratives,” Israel claimed, are continuing “but not in a court of law. In a court of law, only the facts matter.”

Oh, there are false narratives here, but they’re coming from Israel’s side of the debate.

Israel doesn’t need to worry, because CNN or MSNBC will probably hire him as an analyst within a couple days.

(h/t Twitchy)