Dear California: Thank You.

[RELATED POST: Dear Georgia: Thank You]

Dear California,

Thank you for your interest in the great state of Georgia. I’m writing to let you know your attempts to undermine our special congressional election for the vacated sixth district seat fell woefully short. In other words, you failed to #FlipTheSixth.

Bless your hearts. A defeat like that must sting like the dickens, but this should bouy your spirits: in the race for most money raised, John Ossoff blew Congresswoman-elect Karen  Handel out of the water thanks to y’all. [RELATED: John Ossoff Reported Three Times as Many Donations from SF Bay Area than Georgia in Two Months] Evidently the number of donations you Golden Staters made to your golden boy’s campaign dwarfed the financial support he received from actual Georgians. Unfortunately, political contributor or not, one must actually live (cough…Ossoff…cough) in Georgia’s sixth district to vote in it. read more

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podium

A funny thing happened as Vice President Mike Pence approached the podium to give his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame last weekend. Several dozen students quietly filed out of their own graduation exercises because…resist y’all! Plenty of folks are trumpeting the praises of these young people for their courage (insert sarcasm). Not me. It’s probably no secret how irritating I find a bunch of twenty-something-year-olds who believe they have nothing to gain from the wisdom of a person who is experienced and accomplished enough to be the vice president of the greatest and most powerful nation on the planet, but I won’t condemn them for being arrogant and disrespectful. You can’t talk the entitled out of being stupid offended. It’s futile. read more

ICYMI

In case you missed it, President Donald J. Trump addressed Muslim Leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017.

I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived.

You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people. Working alongside another beloved leader – American President Franklin Roosevelt – King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries. King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy – and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits to our citizens. read more