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I&rsquo;m not so pretentious as to put words in anyone&rsquo;s mouth but the answer is yes.<br />\n Issue 2 - Basketball superstar and safety pin wearing snowflake Lebron James shot off his mouth stating that Houston Rockets General Manger Daryl Morey &ldquo;wasn&rsquo;t educated&rdquo; when it came to the situation between Hong Kong and China. Uh, excuse me Mr. James, but Morey has a degree from Northwestern and an MBA from MIT while you went straight to the NBA after only graduating high school.<br />\n It seems that Morey understands the Hong Kong battle for freedom much better than the future hall of famer, unless James agrees with Chinese President Xi Jinping&rsquo;s warning that any effort to split with China will result in &ldquo;bodies smashed and bones ground to powder.&rdquo; Although many liberals tend to like communists.<br />\n Issue 3 - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began crying during a climate change speech because she said she&rsquo;s &ldquo;A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet because of what I know about our children&rsquo;s future and that our actions are responsible for bringing their most dire possibilities into focus.&rdquo; Let&rsquo;s don&rsquo;t tell her that the world isn&rsquo;t going to end in ten years like she believes. Ocasio-Cortez could help save the planet by not passing her genes down to any further generations.<br />\n Issue 4 - President Trump has awarded the 2020 Group of Seven summit of world leaders to his private company, Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in Florida and the Democrats are trying to use this as additional impeachment fodder. I say good for President Trump. He can give the treasury a 20 percent discount and the Democrats can stew in their own jealous envy.</p>\n<p> ISSUE 5 - President Trump was accused of calling Nancy Pelosi &ldquo;a third-rate politician&rdquo; during a White House meeting this week. Rarely do I disagree with the president, but our Commander in Chief is wrong on this one. San Fran Nan is a first-rate politician but a third-rate statesman. Just as she&rsquo;s a first-rate liar but a third-rate human.<br />\n Issue 6 - Barack Obama endorsed Justin Trudeau for Canadian Prime Minister saying: &ldquo;the world needs his progressive leadership.&rdquo; I won&rsquo;t bore you with why the world does not need any more progressive leaders, but two things jump out at me concerning this endorsement. First, talk about meddling in foreign elections. Second, Joe Biden was heard muttering, &ldquo;why not me Barack?&rdquo;<br />\n Issue 7 &ndash; Nancy Pelosi attempted to wrap herself in the Constitution again by implying the Democrat impeachment push was like America&rsquo;s fight for independence against Great Britain. All I can say is Pelosi should know &ndash; she has been present for both.</p>\n<p> Issue 8 &ndash; Robert Francis &ldquo;Beto&rdquo; O&rsquo;Rourke, whose campaign is flailing worse than the naked swimmer in the movie Jaws, now says criminals will voluntarily turn in their guns to authorities under his buy back proposal. O&rsquo;Rourke&rsquo;s thought process is so far fetched that even CNN&rsquo;s Alison Camerota called him out on the notion that criminals would obey the law. Unfortunately for CNN&rsquo;s gun control talking points, the network just agreed with the NRA&rsquo;s argument that gun control will only hurt legal gun owners and that criminals and mass shooters will never follow stricter gun legislation.&nbsp; Jeff Zucker the president of CNN just choked on his latte.<br />\n Issue 9 &ndash; Bernie Sanders made the wild declaration that Americans would be happy to open up their wallets for higher taxes to pay for his healthcare plan. I&rsquo;m no cardiologists but exactly how long was the blood flow cut off to Bernie&rsquo;s brain during his heart attack?</p>\n<p> FINALLY - During the Democrat debate, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said if elected, he would create the &ldquo;office of reproductive freedom and reproductive rights.&rdquo; Sorry Cory, but Bill Clinton already tried that in the Oval Office and Hillary vetoed it.</p>\n<p> E-mail your questions to mark <a href=\"mailto:levy92@aol.com\">levy92@aol.com</a>. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkPlevy</p>\n', created = 1574232370, expire = 1574318770, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:e280a5ed62e63b5b8fff65d01856d92d' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Ten quick hits the world needs my opinion on

DEAR MARK: October 18, 2019

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