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Gutfeld on airlines banning booze on flights

Have you heard the phrase “never let a pandemic go to waste?” Now you have, because I just said it. Some airlines are doing just that. Delta and American Airlines, among others, are suspending all or part of their booze service to reduce interactions between passengers and crews. And to limit bad behavior. So this, in medical circles, is called a stupid, stupid, highly stupid idea. Do these idiots have any idea why alcohol sales boomed during the lockdown? It’s because we were trapped in a room and we couldn’t get out. This is much like being on a plane, where you’re trapped with no way out, unless you open an emergency exit and aim for a big bush. I wouldn’t suggest that under any circumstances, unless you’re flying next to Joy Behar. It’s a fact that flying is getting less enjoyable every year. And yet we never get anywhere faster. As computer speed doubles every two years, we still produce new jets lumbering through the air at the same speeds as the old ones did in the 1970s. Worse, today we’re packed like sweaty veal, forced to endure endless delays and bizarre regulations that often leave us with hunger-induced migraines and distended bladders. And now, they want to take away the booze? Look, I get the face masks. And believe me, I hate drunk jackasses who fly. I even hate myself. But usually not until the next day But to punish everyone – especially me – because of the actions of a few is not the way to solve problems. Sadly, though, that seems to be the trend these days. With just a few bad apples, we don’t just throw out the whole batch – we defund the orchard. It’s enough to make me drink. And hate myself tomorrow.

As usual, Greg nails it.  This time, with air travel and latest idiotic decision by the airlines.  This was adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on June 17, 2020.

Greg Gutfeld: ‘Infantile’ Seattle occupiers realizing ‘that having no structure is leading to fascism’

“The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld said Monday that the denizens of Seattle’s quasi-anarchist “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” zone (CHOP) are engaging in an “experiment in infantile behavior.” “There are humans on this planet who can’t value something until it’s taken from them,” Gutfeld said. “They have no idea how to make anything.” The “Greg Gutfeld Show” host compared the CHOP group’s actions to being “in a relationship and somebody dumps you and then you go, ‘I didn’t know what I [had], that it was so special.'” “So now the irony is realizing the importance of boundaries,” he added. “They are building walls. They are setting up their own law and order and it’s actually kind of hyperviolent.” “Maybe commerce might help them,” Gutfeld remarked before pointing out: “Now they are actually figuring out that having no structure is leading to fascism.” “This is a ‘Lord of the Flies’ situation. I think the good news is that it’s devolving fast. It’s going to return to the population and annoy the rest of us. But maybe they might just be a little bit wiser, although I doubt it.”

Agreed..  As usual, Greg nails it.  Thanks Greg!

Gutfeld on the canceling of “Live PD”

“Live PD” has been pulled by the A&E network. The show was a hit, revealing an unspeakable truth: that cops are human. Maybe that’s why it was canceled, for showing the police as hardworking folks facing unpredictable and sometimes dangerous circumstances. And because that didn’t fit the current narrative, it got pulled. And this reveals that the real censorship doesn’t arrive via autocracy, but via the emasculation of network execs. Here’s an idea: replace “Live PD” with a show called “No PD.” Just show crimes committed without cops around. So will “Live PD” come back? Not when the media see police as somehow worse than criminals. And the crime of “Live PD” is showing the reality of policing ignored by other networks, where cops are either relentlessly heroic or horrifyingly bad. And so A&E cancels the show. Censorship out of fear. Do you know up to that up to 440,000 Americans die each year from preventable hospital errors? That’s the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. Shall we cancel “Grey’s Anatomy?” And cancel all those other hospital programs that show health care workers in an aspirational glow? And I say all of this knowing full well that “Live PD” was competition for my show Saturday nights. “Live PD” put up great numbers on Saturdays. I should be thrilled it got knocked out of the lineup. I could be No. 1. But that would be stupid and wrong. Because I may not be No. 1. I may be next.

Yeah… No kidding..  For over 20 years, the liberals have been trying to figure a way to censor Rush Limbaugh on AM radio.  As usual, Greg Gutfeld nails it.  That was adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue (otherwise known as a “Gregologue”) on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Gutfeld on conflating protesters with rioters

As New York City burned, Gov. Andy Cuomo said this Tuesday on Twitter: “There are those who want to intentionally blur the lines between peaceful, legitimate protesters and looters. The president is among them. They want you to watch the videos of the looting – not the video of Mr. Floyd being murdered. Don’t fall for it.” So, a governor whose citizens and taxpayers are under attack, claims the biggest problem is witnessing the attack. The mayhem. The looting. Attacks on cops. Because that “blurs the lines between peaceful protests and looters.” I supposed he would prefer him joking around with his brother Chris on CNN again and again. So, who is blurring the lines between protesters and looters? It’s not me. It’s people like him. Because every time you mention the rioters, they accuse you of smearing protesters. We do understand the difference. Does he? Do you remember when you condemned actions of jihadists, and suddenly they accused you of Islamophobia? That when you criticized beheadings that was the same as calling all Muslims “extremists?” That idiotic response revealed who does the blurring. And it’s that blurring that hurts the protest movement. But by exposing the violent mob, you protect the future of legitimate protest. Not doing it, forever links it to destruction and death, while saying or implying that black grievance only matters if it’s expressed violently. That’s nuts. If that’s what you’re saying, Andy, you’re the one sowing discord. You’re the one who left us hanging – sacrificing citizens to the mob – just so we don’t blur any of your precious lines.

Agreed..  Thanks Greg.  That was another “Gregologue,” from yesterday’s (June 4th, 2020) “The Five.”  To watch it, click on the text above.

Dana Perino says Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church was a good idea, but ‘not executed well’

“The Five” began Tuesday’s program by reacting to the latest riots that followed protests over the death of George Floyd and analyzing President Trump’s much-criticized walk from the White House to St. John’s Church Monday evening. Co-host Dana Perino called Trump’s visit to the church a great idea that was “not executed well.” “I don’t think that people intended to use it as a photo op. I believe that the president was trying to show resilience, that America is not going to be taken over by people who would actually set fire to St. John’s,” Perino said. ” … The execution of all of that became the story today when we should really … talk about the actual horrible destruction of America’s great cities, especially New York City.” During the brief visit to the boarded-up church — part of which was set on fire the night before — Trump posed for the cameras while holding up a Bible. Before Trump left the White House, authorities used smoke canisters and pepper balls to clear the park of protesters. Co-host Jesse Watters dismissed the criticism that peaceful protesters were attacked, claiming that they don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt after many American cities have been ravaged by riots and looting. “They’ve shown no ability to be trusted at this point, killing cops now, punching people in the face for no reason. They’re trying to protest violence against an innocent man, and yet they’re committing violence on innocent men and women. It’s disgusting. This country has had enough of it,” Watters said. “And this fake scandal is just another frame job of the president while the rest of the country agrees with everything he did.” Co-host Greg Gutfeld said those who were looting and rioting were doing so for the thrill of it. “There’s this myth that that anger is driving this. There was no anger on the faces of the looters in my neighborhood on Sunday night. They were having a blast. And the unspoken truth about all of this is that it’s fun,” Gutfeld said. “You’re going out in an organized fashion. You’re beating the crap out of people. You’re taking stuff. This is not about George Floyd. This is about ’28 Days Later.’ This is about the ‘Dawn of the Dead.'” Gutfeld then raised the possibility of riots taking place for weeks and months on end. “If the other cops aren’t charged [in Floyd’s death], another round of riots. If they’re arrested and let off, another round of riots. If the bad cop gets charged and only gets a couple of years, another round of riost. If he’s let out, another round of riots,” he said. “The system is now designed to accept the purge. We are stuck in a dystopian deja vu. We’re stuck on repeat of a just repulsive, reprehensible activity.”

A great discussion among the crew of The Five.  Dana’s assessment of what Trump did last night is spot on.  It was well-intentioned, but poorly executed.  And, for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to accuse Trump of staging a “photo-op” is the height of hypocrisy, as she was doing the exact same thing, with a Bible, at the same time.  What a nauseating tool she is..

Storytime with Dana: ‘The Box Turtle,’ ‘Can I Be Your Dog?’

In the midst of all of these abrupt changes, with offices and schools closed during the coronavirus outbreak, so many people are grappling with how to manage taking care of their children while also taking care of business. I have lots of friends who were staring into the future thinking, “How are we going to do this?” I had an idea of how to help: Provide a few minutes each afternoon of “Storytime with Dana.” I loved being read to as a child, and I remember Mrs. Laura Bush encouraging families to keep a storytime routine with children as much as possible, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. I hope that parents will be able to take a breather while I try to keep their kids occupied and entertained for a few minutes every day. Happy Monday! I hope all of you little ones had a nice weekend. To kick off the week, I’ll be reading two books for you: “The Box Turtle,” by Vanessa Roeder and “Can I Be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings. Click here to watch and listen!

Today is a two-fer!   Thanks Dana!!      🙂

Dana Perino grew up in Colorado, and was the Press Secretary for former President George W. Bush.  She currently hosts FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino (weekdays 2-3 p.m. ET) and also serves as co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6 p.m. ET).  Follow her on Twitter@DanaPerino

Greg Gutfeld: Escaping the kid’s table – Why everyone got the pandemic wrong, especially the experts

If you want to see who missed the boat on the coronavirus, don’t look at me. Look at everyone. Especially the experts. First, let’s talk about those who told us to go about our daily lives, and not to panic. They were wrong, but, with good intentions. They thought it was for our own good, to lie to us. They knew this virus was bad news, but doctors are trained in giving bad news, so the bad doesn’t create more bad. Being in panic mode makes you less likely to focus on important information. To use a clumsy analogy, America is the patient, and the experts had to give bad news to America, without freaking it out. The diagnosis: You’re gonna get sick. And part of you isn’t gonna make it. Hopefully, you will lose no more than a toe. But it could be more. Initially, this was a highly contagious, deadly disease with no therapeutics in sight. No vaccine. no drugs – and what’s just as bad: no real information to soothe our itching curiosity. China wasn’t forthcoming. To use another clumsy analogy … China and its Wuhan virus are like the guy at a bar who keeps saying that pulsing thing on his lip isn’t a sore. So experts had bad news for “Patient America.” And they relied on their experience as deliverers of bad news. When you give it, you have to deliver it in a way that reduces the panic. Panic leads to fear, which leads to hopelessness, hoarding, then savagery. This is why the medical experts did not level with us on a few things. In the back of their minds, they saw us as dumb animals – incapable of facing a pandemic head on. To buy everyone time – so hopefully, we might become psychologically ready – they said a few things that were false.

Click on the text above to continue reading Greg Gutfeld’s latest “Gregolgue.”        🙂

Dana Perino: ‘Disgusting’ for Cuomo to support income taxes on health care workers who came to NYC

“The Five” co-host Dana Perino voiced her displeasure Thursday with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he announced that health care workers from around the country who traveled to his state to help fight the coronavirus pandemic would have to pay income taxes on money earned there. “I remember when the governor made this plea and he said, ‘Please, if you come to New York — we need additional workers, health care workers, nurses, doctors, please come to New York.’ And so many people answered the call,” Perino said. “And now he says, ‘Thank you for coming … You’re going to actually have to pay taxes on what we are paying you.’ “They’re getting paid. But it wasn’t easy to come to New York, to the epicenter where they’re putting themselves in harm’s way,” Perino added. “And then what he said today is, ‘If the federal government could help us out with some of our state losses, then maybe I wouldn’t have to do this, but sorry. Because the government won’t do it. I have to do this to you.’ That is wrong.” Cuomo said New York, which has seen more coronavirus cases than any other state in the U.S., is in dire need of federal funding to help it cope with the crisis. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has opposed so-called “blue state bailouts,” and rankled Cuomo last month when he suggested that states be allowed to declare bankruptcy instead. “Using [health care workers] as pawns in this scheme, terrible behavior,” Perino said. “That’s disgusting.”

Go Dana!!  Dana is exactly right here!  The dominantly liberal mainstream media has been building up Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) as this well spoken, attractive, articulate governor in command of the facts, and who might be a serious contender for the Dem Presidential nomination (something he has said he’s not interested in, btw) should Joe Biden’s campaign dissolve.  But, in fact, Gov. Cuomo has been a disaster for New York.  What he’s done with putting sick people in nursing homes and increasing the mortality of the elderly there is horrific.  And, the way he’s treating these care givers from out of state is, as Dana say, “disgusting.”  Shame on him, and those in the media not calling him out for it.

Storytime with Dana: ‘Make Way for Ducklings’

In the midst of all of these abrupt changes, with offices and schools closed during the coronavirus outbreak, so many people are grappling with how to manage taking care of their children while also taking care of business. I have lots of friends who were staring into the future and thinking, “How are we going to do this?” I had an idea of how to help: Provide a few minutes each afternoon of “Storytime with Dana.” I loved being read to as a child, and I remember Mrs. Laura Bush encouraging families to keep a storytime routine with children as much as possible, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. I hope that parents will be able to take a breather while I try to keep their kids occupied and entertained for a few minutes every day. Happy Friday! Here is a classic for you: “Make Way for Ducklings,” by Robert McCloskey. Click here to watch and listen!

A classic indeed!  I remember it as a kid.   Thanks Dana!!      🙂

Dana Perino grew up in Colorado, and was the Press Secretary for former President George W. Bush.  She currently hosts FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino (weekdays 2-3 p.m. ET) and also serves as co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6 p.m. ET).  Follow her on Twitter@DanaPerino

Storytime with Dana: ‘All Are Welcome’

In the midst of all of these abrupt changes, with offices and schools closed during the coronavirus outbreak, so many people are grappling with how to manage taking care of their children while also taking care of business. I have lots of friends who were staring into the future thinking, “How are we going to do this?” I had an idea of how to help: Provide a few minutes each afternoon of “Storytime with Dana.” I loved being read to as a child, and I remember Mrs. Laura Bush encouraging families to keep a storytime routine with children as much as possible, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. I hope that parents will be able to take a breather while I try to keep their kids occupied and entertained for a few minutes every day. The title of today’s book is also a motto to live by. Here’s “All Are Welcome,” by Alexandra Penfold. Click here to watch and listen!

A great motto, indeed!  Thanks Dana!!    🙂

Dana Perino grew up in Colorado, and was the Press Secretary for former President George W. Bush.  She currently hosts FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino (weekdays 2-3 p.m. ET) and also serves as co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6 p.m. ET).   Follow her on Twitter@DanaPerino