Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cotton is no longer king, it's racist

It was only a couple of weeks ago, amidst the hue and cry over anything Confederate, that we were joking on the radio about how long it would be before cotton was considered racist. My producer, Johnny B, joked that aspirin would be regarded as racist since you have to pick cotton out of the top before you can relieve your headache. Absurdity is now reality.

The president of Lipscomb University in Nashville had some black students over to his house for dinner. It was ostensibly to give them a chance to discuss their experiences at school. That was a mistake. Instead of discussing their scholastic experiences they fixated on a centerpiece that featured stalks of cotton. My wife tells me cotton in arrangements is all the rage. Somehow I’m glad I didn’t know that beforehand. Anyway, apparently cotton is racist. The students complained loudly and angrily about this ‘microaggression’ and the university president offered a written apology.

Now, the apology wasn’t along the lines of “I’m sorry if these students took the cotton centerpiece the wrong way.” No, President Randy Lowry wrote in his apology, “The content of the centerpieces was offensive.” This is exactly why this political correctness has gotten way out of hand. First rule when you’re dealing with crazy people is you don’t recognize crazy as legitimate.

But this is how we’ve been dragged so far down this road. Students at universities all across the country go searching for things that offend them. When they go searching they always find something. Like the students at Ole Miss who saw a banana peel in a tree. They had to shut down a Greek Life retreat. “To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset by what occurred at IMPACT,” wrote Ole Miss’ Interim Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Alex Lee Arndt to Greek leaders. I do hope this idiot is just interim and is terminated for kowtowing to these whiny babies. Oh, by the way, a student confessed to throwing the banana peel onto the tree because he says he couldn’t find a trash can. Didn’t matter. The ‘microaggression’ had been committed. Bring in the therapy dogs and the coloring books.

These so-called adults who choose to pander to these overgrown babies are doing them a huge disservice. They’re not always going to be there to shield these snowflakes from that mean ole world. Instead of powdering their backsides they need to be girding them for real life. Good Lord, can you imagine if these creampuffs had to storm Normandy? If we keep this up we’ll be ripe for the picking from any aggressor that wants its way with us.

So, how should the university president at Lipscomb have handled “Cottongate?” He should’ve pointed out the absurdity of cotton being racist. If it really is then we’re going to have to ban the Cotton Bowl, cotton candy, and cotton mouth. He should’ve pointed out that not only is the majority of our clothing made from cotton but so is our money, which features those white supremacists on the front. He should’ve pointed out that children are being used as slave labor in China, there’s ethnic cleansing in Darfur, there’s mass starvation in North Korea. In other words, there are far bigger problems in this world than some pandered cry baby college students getting their feelings hurt over a centerpiece.

This will never stop until sane people stop normalizing crazy. Stop acting like normal behavior is somehow racist. If you truly are not a racist then you have nothing to apologize for.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Don't fall for the hurricane hype

It was inevitable. You go through 12 years of a hurricane drought, the longest stretch of a category three hurricane hitting the U.S. in American history, and when we get hit the climate hysterics come out of the woodwork. See, they say, global warming caused these storms. Even the pope chided ‘climate deniers’ saying, “When you don’t want to see, you don’t see.”

Well, Francis at least got that right. Let’s see if we can see the facts.

Hurricane Harvey dumped a torrent of rain on Texas but it barely exceeded the downpour from Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. Back in 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette dumped 42 inches in just 24 hours near Houston, the amount it took Harvey three days to do.

So-called scientists like Michael Mann—who gave us the biggest hoax in global warming history, the debunked hockey stick graph—led with this headline: “It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly.” He claimed Gulf sea surface temperatures have increased by a degree over the past few decades which, he claims, cause 3 to 5 percent more moisture in the atmosphere.

First of all, how does he explain the floods from Amelia and Claudette nearly 40 years ago? There are four major studies on sea surface temperatures according to Anthony Watts at the website Two of them show “weak warming” while the other two show cooling since 1998. This coincides with the land temperature warming “hiatus” that climate hysterics are having a difficult time explaining away.

And then there was the claim that Hurricane Irma was “the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.” Fox News alert: The Gulf of Mexico is in the Atlantic. This was another attempt to exaggerate a hurricane to score global warming points. In fact, if you judge the strength of hurricanes by maximum sustained winds then Irma was tied for second with three other hurricanes. The others were in 2005, 1998, and 1935. Yeah, I think I see a pattern, don’t you? 

If you judge a hurricane by its minimum atmospheric pressure then Irma was tied for 12th place. Again, the top hurricanes were all over the lot ranging from 2005 to 1988 to 1935. And keep in mind, this is only since we’ve had the capability to accurately measure different aspects of a hurricane which only dates back to 1924. That’s a blip in time.

And obviously hurricanes are not increasing in severity or frequency as Al Gore and his minions keep saying. If we’ve just ended the longest hurricane drought in history then that stat speaks for itself.

Climate hysterics have been predicting each year since 2005 was going to be a horrible year for hurricanes. We listened as they droned on about this each year for twelve years. Eventually they were bound to be right. After all, a stopped watch is right twice a day. This is their year to be right. What that means is they were wrong every other year for the last 12 years. They have no credibility whatsoever.

The irony is that Irma came through and blew the last vestiges of Al Gore’s summer flop out of theaters. The jig is up. The evidence is now overwhelming. CO2 continues to rise yet the temperatures have remained flat for 20 years. There is no correlation between CO2 and temperatures.

Oh, and by the way, there’s a new study out that shows plants are globally getting more efficient because of the rise in carbon dioxide. Hilarious. CO2 is not the boogeyman. It actually feeds the planet. I love it.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Don't fall in love with a DREAMer

President Trump made the right decision on DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was illegally created by Obama’s pen. What Trump did was kick this issue back to where it belongs, the United State Congress. They are the ones tasked with passing immigration laws and this was an unlawful usurpation of an already existing law. The question now is what will Congress do?

This is where it gets scary. They have six months to come up with a solution. Few people argue that children brought here through no fault of their own should be rounded up and sent back to a strange country they’ve never known. I questioned the wisdom of doing something about it on the front end. It should’ve been saved for last. DREAMers were not being rounded up and thrown out of the country. In fact, during the Obama years few illegals of any description were being deported. The problem with granting this class of people amnesty is doing so without securing the border only invited more people to come here illegally thinking they would get to stay. And they did come by the hundreds of thousands. Remember all the kids streaming across the border? It became a crisis overnight. Had the borders been secured then this nightmare wouldn’t have happened.

Congress is the place to settle this issue, but it’s imperative that anti-amnesty hawks keep a close eye on the process. The old Gang of Eight is still eager to pass comprehensive immigration reform, better known as amnesty. There’s no doubt they’ll take advantage of this opportunity President Trump has given them to pass a law much broader than simply solving the problem of children brought here by their parents.

Here are some of the things I can see the pro-amnesty crowd trying to pull. Giving full amnesty to not only children brought over here but their parents. That would be a huge mistake. Their parents knowingly broke the law as adults when they came and they should be sent packing. If they still have minor children in this country then they’re going to have to take them with them. If those minor children were born in America and, legally, are considered citizens then these parents are going to have to make a choice. They can either leave and take their children with them or they can leave the children here to be put up for adoption. If that sounds cruel, it’s not. The onus is on the parents. They’re the ones who put themselves in this predicament. I suspect most loving parents will choose to take their children with them. No matter their decision, if they broke into this country as adults they have to go.

The Gang of Eight is most certainly going to exploit this opportunity to push for a path to citizenship for illegals already in the country. The fact that they have no idea why Donald Trump was elected president is already evident. They see him as weakened by his response to Charlottesville (which has turned out to be spot on, by the way), and they will see this as their opportunity. The saner voices in Congress must step up and kill this effort before it begins. Not one member of that Gang of Eight should be allowed by senate leadership to have any say-so in crafting the DREAMer bill. If something that atrocious does break out of Congress on its way to the White House then President Trump should veto it immediately.

We all remember why Trump was elected. I hope he still does.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Son of a gun. Trump was right.

I was reading a piece from The Hill and I had a sudden flashback. The headline was “Threats of political violence rise in polarized Trump era.” Everyone seems to be at each other’s throats and it was absolutely predictable. In fact, many of us did predict it. The Hill blames Trump’s “heated rhetoric” which they claim “has angered opponents while firing up his supporters, magnifying the sense that the political divide in the country is growing wider.”

Flash back with me to an America before Trump. He was talking about doing some things that would not only upset the establishment Republicans but make the left’s head explode. He wanted to solve the illegal immigration problem, totally reform the tax system, rip out Obamacare and replace it with something market-driven. He’s only been marginally successful on one front so far—tackling the problem of illegal immigration—and the left’s head is exploding. That, in a nutshell, is what’s going on.

The Antifa thugs are out in full force claiming to fight Nazis when in reality they’re bashing in the heads of anyone who disagrees with them. That would be anyone who voted for Trump. Like they did in Berkeley recently. Trump supporters held an anti-Marxist rally and the Antifa terrorists attacked them. Even the Washington Post said the protest was peaceful until the Antifa folks came with clubs. If you pay close attention you’ll notice that the Trump folks have remained rather calm. 

Antifa did the same in Charlottesville, but no media outlet showed you the violence. The media didn’t want to legitimize the Nazis and the Klan by making them look like the victims. The media are no longer about the who, what, when, where, why, and how. They can’t just report the news as it happens. They have to spin it. Journalists are no longer journalists. They’re activists.

Antifa presented themselves as heroic Nazi-bashers. The media finally saw them for what they are in Berkeley. Just plain bashers. Their bashing isn’t just reserved for Nazis. Gone is the pretense that they’re some noble protectors of the oppressed. The truth is they used the Nazis to try and legitimize their true Marxist agenda. They could not hold off being thugs even three weeks. Now everyone should be on to them. Unless people start buying this notion that Trump supporters are just Nazis too and should be physically beaten into submission.

Aside from the violence, it’s been quite entertaining to watch the left have a complete meltdown. It’s like a spoiled little brat that’s been told they can’t have anymore candy so they throw a temper tantrum. The left is throwing a collective, national temper tantrum, and somehow it’s the fault of the parent who cut off the candy.

Those who aren’t actively bashing Trump supporters in the head with clubs are calling Trump a genocidal Hitler. Black Lives Matter has come out with their list of demands, which includes all the honkies turning over their land to “black and brown people.” I can tell you right now, that ain’t happening. At least not without a fight. 

Gary Cohn, Trump’s National Economic Council Director, says Antifa is just “citizens standing up for equality and freedom.” He drafted his resignation after Trump’s remarks about hatred and bigotry on many sides. Trump should’ve accepted it.

After the beat down in Berkeley is there any doubt if Trump was right? I’m sure the apologies from the RINOs are forthcoming.

The screech from the left should not be a surprising noise. It’s the sound one makes when his ox is getting gored. 

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

An Inconvenient Flop

Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, was an unqualified failure. It finished 21st last weekend and averaged a pathetic $644 per theater. It’s not just the hackneyed subtitle doomed it. It truly came at an inconvenient time. Gore has so exaggerated his global warming claims that it’s sent millions of people searching for the truth. ‘Exaggerated’ is being kind. Most of his claims are outright lies. Once people start scratching beneath the surface the truth is hard to hide.

I’ve always said that the belief in manmade global warming is wide but shallow. All one has to do is chronicle how much of Gore’s claims from his first movie have come true and it’s easy to see that the whole argument that we’re destroying the planet is simply false.

A new study published in The Spectator in Australia once again demonstrates that temperatures were warmer during the Medieval Warm Period than they are today. The MWP ran from about 950AD to 1250AD. The really inconvenient truth for Al is that it was actually warmer when he put out his first movie in 2007 than it is now. Oops. This is one of the many inconvenient truths we expose in our movie, An Inconsistent Truth.

The irony is that the week Gore’s movie was debuting and bombing at the box office our movie skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon’s documentary list. We were #30 for all movies and TV shows on Amazon. The really hilarious part is the liberals at Amazon also put us in the fantasy category as a slap in the face. We went to #1 in the fantasy category, too! All of a sudden the Game of Thrones crowd that would never have even heard of our movie saw it at the top of their category. Thanks, Amazon.

The inconvenient truth is nothing Al Gore claimed in his first movie has come true. He said we would see hurricanes more severe and more frequently than at any time before in history. Instead we began the longest hurricane drought in history. He said the polar bears were on the edge of extinction. When Gore did his movie the estimated polar bear population was 22,500. Today it’s  about 30,000. Temperatures over the last 20 years have remained steady despite CO2 levels rising. Where’s the correlation? And every single climate model has been wrong. They all predicted temperatures would go up with CO2 increases. They haven’t.

And don’t get me started on NASA, NOAA, and the UK Met fudging temperatures not only from today but from the 1940s to make it look like we’ve been warming.

The left-wing media love to point to polls showing the public is gravely concerned about climate change. Apparently not concerned enough to go see a movie by the grand guru of global warming. Only the most devoted Branch Algorians showed up at the theaters. Essentially three weeks into release and the film is dead.

In order for people to believe your theory you have to back it up with facts…eventually. Gore and his people have had 30 years or more to close the sale. A skeptical public still has its foot in the doorway. A theory with no proof is just a theory. In fact, it’s less than that. It’s a guess. And a bad one at that.

If the planet were heating up we’d be breaking records every year. The latest heatwave in America broke records dating back 100 years. A heatwave every 100 years is not a pattern. It’s certainly not something we dismantle our entire economy over.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time to bone up on the Antifa movement

It's easy to see a movement that is anti-fascist and think they're good. After all, who in their right mind isn't against the fascist? But a deeper dig into the origins of the Antifa movement paints a dark and sinister picture.

Communist Antifa flag-1932
The Antifa movement has its roots in the German Communist Party of the 1930s. It was a movement against the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. The communists and the Nazis have been fighting one another for over 100 years. That's a curious thing to a lot of people. Then mainstream media portray it as a fight been far right and far left but that's not accurate. Nazis are socialists. In fact, Nazi is short for the National Socialist German Workers Party. So why are factions that appear to be similar in philosophy at each other's throats?

That's the interesting point that so many people miss. Let me explain it. Both the Nazis and the communist want complete domination over you. They want to control what you say, what you read, even what you think. They are literally fighting over who is going to control the masses. When you look at it that way you understand why they're constantly at war. They are two of the few groups on the planet who want total control over people. Most of the rest of us just want to be left alone. They're both fighting over you and me, over control.

This is why the communists were fighting the Nazis in World War II. This is why the communists were fighting the Nazis in Greensboro in 1979. This is why the communists were fighting the Nazis in Charlottesville in 2017. And they've gotten quite clever, these communists. They no longer call themselves communists. They've reverted to their 1932 German roots as "anti-fascists." Again, who can be against the folks who are against the fascists? It's brilliant, actually. So much so that they've recruited a whole new slate of useful idiots from governors to senators to mayors. And the mainstream media are clearly in their camp. Some completely complicit. Some useful idiots. Some just plain idiots.

Antifa in 1932 and Antifa now
Take a look at their two symbols. The communist Antifa movement of 1932 Germany and the Antifa movement of today. They are the same thing. Why? Because they are the same people. Those of you who listen to my radio show probably heard the phone call from Corey, a self-described Antifa. He started off calm and collected, but as I exposed him for what he was he flew into a rage and ultimately threatened me.

The Antifa people are all about redistribution of wealth, they're anti-capitalists, they hate what America was founded on. They're bound and determined to destroy our country from within, and now they have people in government doing their bidding over fear of being labeled a Nazi if they don't.

The Nazis are too stupid to change their image. They're still out there with swastikas and Nazi salutes. They look like a bunch of clowns. The communists are far more sophisticated. They have the backing of George Soros and they come in many forms. Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, the climate change movement. These are the people who scream about microaggressions and trigger words and safe spaces. You need to understand who these people are so you don't fall into their trap like so many people have.

Antifa is crafty, insidious, and extremely dangerous. Remember the snowflakes who fell apart after Trump won? These people are basically rabid snowflakes. They roam from town to town like a deranged mob on Soros' payroll to commit violent acts against Nazis and anybody else who stands in their way, all the while knowing the complicit media will cover them in a good light. I don't mind saying it again. They are far, far more dangerous than the neo-Nazis who have no clout, no power, and no sense.

Arm yourselves with knowledge and let's expose these people for who they really are.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The real goal of the Antifa movement

Let me just go ahead and tell you what nobody on the left and few people on the right are going to tell you. The Antifa movement is far more dangerous than the neo-Nazis. Liberal logic says if you're against Antifa you're for the Nazis. That is utter bovine scatology. That's like saying if you're against the Crips you're for the Bloods. I'm against all of them.

What happened in Charlottesville was a clash of the idiots. The problem is the neo-Nazis have been elevated to a position of power by the mainstream media far beyond what they deserve. The Nazis and the Klan and the white supremacists are repugnant, ignorant, racist morons. Nobody takes them seriously. That's exactly why the Antifa people are so dangerous. Almost the entire left and too many RINOs in the Republican Party are doing their bidding.

A day before Charlottesville there was virtually no one calling for Confederate statues to be toppled across the South. No one except the most radical on the looney left. Now everyone from the governor of North Carolina to U.S. senators to big city mayors is joining in the frenzy. Where were these people before Charlottesville? What they're doing is playing to the mob. And that's what makes Antifa so dangerous. They're getting their way.

Antifa thugs at work
But make no mistake, the Antifa movement is violent and far more fascist than the people they purportedly protest. They're part of the George Soros cabal that hates America and wants to rip it out by its foundations.

The Confederate statues are just the appetizer. The entree is the founding fathers. President Trump predicted that in his masterful press conference at Trump Tower. And, no, he did not defend the white supremacists. He condemned them, but he also condemned anyone and everyone who deals in hate and bigotry. Who could possibly disagree with that? The crazy leftists. They don't want anyone condemning hatred and bigotry on the left because they think they're due. The media ignored the thuggery of the Antifa movement in order to try and pin the so-called 'alt-right' on Donald Trump (see previous blog). They even lied and said Trump "spoke out in defense of the white supremacists groups." He never did anything remotely like that. He roundly denounced them.

But the big prize for the Antifa movement is the Constitution. It has always stood in their way of remaking America in their fascist image. Black Lives Matter, another Soros group, wants to criminalize the possession of Confederate memorabilia. It's laughable that the so-called anti-fascist are more fascist than the Nazis they protest.

Yes, and more dangerous.

The neo-Nazis we saw in Charlottesville were not Hitler and Goebbels and Göring. They were a rag-tag bunch of low-IQ losers. Again, nobody is taking these guys seriously. No one is enacting their agenda into law. No one is joining their mob to appease them. But that's exactly what's happening on the other side.

Too many spineless politicians are afraid to stand up to the Antifa movement for fear of being labeled a Nazi. If they can't stand up with President Trump and denounce hatred and bigotry on all sides they need to stand aside.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.