My Newswithviews Column, Oct. 27 (‘Do Or Die–Let’s Do!’)

Business Lessons Learned From Stacey Abrams' Refusal To Concede

Stacy Abrams… She wants more abortions. Do you?

How bad do things have to get before we throw the Democrat Party out of office? ‘Cause they’re pretty bad already.

Do Or Die (Let’s Do!)

I’ve noticed, though, in just the past two weeks or so, Democrat candidates are saying really wacky things and the commentators in the nooze have been playing a lot of CYA. Just last week it was all “Hey, ya know, the Democrats are gonna pull this out, they’re gonna keep control of Congress.” This week, none of that at all. I wonder what happened over the weekend to change the media’s tune. Now they’re all predicting Doomsday.

But Doomsday for Democrats is Happy Birthday for America.

Clueless Democrat: Her Slip Is Showing

Is New York locked with California in a battle to see which state can generate the worst government?

Here’s New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, debating the Republican candidate, Rep. Lee Zelden. Zelden keeps trying to discuss New York’s soaring crime rate, eminently attributable to the Democrats’ “bail reform” policy that keeps violent criminals out of jail and allows them to continue to prey on people.

And what does Gov. Hokum have to say about it?

“I don’t know why that’s so important to you.”

Egad, the woman’s off her rocker. Why should getting knifed or clubbed or pushed onto the tracks while you’re waiting for a subway seem important to anyone? Hokum could easily fire any district attorney who refuses to prosecute criminals–but she doesn’t. Assault and injure someone on the sidewalk, and 15 minutes later they turn you loose again.

Insane public policy. And that’s what Democrats have to offer.

It’d be nice if Hokum encountered one of those subway crimes she just laughs off.

NY Subway Crime–We’re Only Imagining It?

Two men injured in latest attacks on NYC subway trains: cops

Every day–yes, every day–you can read about another luridly violent crime committed in the New York City subway system. Frankly, you’re crazy if you go down there. But a lot of people have to; it’s how they get to work.

Ah! But really, honest, it ain’t so bad! It’s only a “sense of fear” that generates these crime stories. Why, it’s just “an issue of perception.”

So says NY Gov. Kathy Hochul (https://710wor.iheart.com/content/2022-10-25-governor-hochul-subway-crime-is-just-a-sense-of-fear/).

Is Gov. Hokum suggesting that people are making up these stories? That the crimes aren’t really happening?

Meanwhile, the official government figures say crime in New York is up 40% over 2021.

How do these politicians get away with so much lying, so much pandering, so much condescension? They talk to us like they think we’re five years old. How in the world do we wind up getting governed by persons who think so little of us?

Are we truly worthy of that much disrespect?

NY to ‘Require’ Social Media to Rat Out ‘Hateful Conduct’

One way to create a police state is to turn every man into a a policeman–and, at the same time, a policeman’s prey. Always be ready to turn in your neighbor; and watch out he doesn’t turn you in first.

As our ruling class labors to turn America into a communist hell-hole, the new governor of New York (the old one, you may remember, had to resign in disgrace) has announced that from now on, social media providers will be “required (they love that word!) to monitor and report hateful conduct on their platforms.”

Gee, Kathy–what’s “hateful conduct?”

“Shut up!” she explained.

But that is the crux of it. Who gets to decide who’s “hateful”? And while we’re at it, are we talking about some absurd pretense by government of getting rid of a natural human emotion that’s part of who we are? Do they think they can change that? Just by having people report each other?

I lived in a police state for a time–my grade school. It was horrible. The kids who were, um, “safety patrols” had absolute power to pick on any kid they pleased: and the “school officials” always backed them up. There was one teacher who thought it was outrageous, but they got rid of him.

Wait’ll you get penalized because some malicious little twerp “reported” you for something that you didn’t do.

Hey, welcome to Kathy Hochul’s New York.