Friday's HOT MIC
As global oil markets shift their attention from U.S. shale oil production back to a resurgent Saudi Arabia and Russia and geopolitical concerns bearing down on oil prices, Citigroup said last Wednesday that the U.S. is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia next year as the world’s largest exporter of crude and oil products.
The U.S. exported a record 8.3 million barrels per day (bpd) last week of crude oil and petroleum products, the government also said Wednesday. Top crude oil exporter Saudi Arabia’s, for its part, exported 9.3 million bpd in January, while Russia exported 7.4 million bpd, the bank added.
It's nice to see that there are still some Republicans in America who are not only pro-life, but willing to go on record as fighting the abortion lobby. Sadly, none of them are in Congress, where hiding behind procedure and military spending are thought to be adequate cover for forcing Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion mill.
Two union honchos in New Jersey have now been suspended following Project Veritas' stings exposing their corruption. In the first sting, Dr. David Perry, president of HTEA, admitted on tape that his union is willing to "bend the truth" to "defend even the worst people" and hide a potential crime. PJ Media covered the investigation here.
In his second video in the series, O'Keefe exposed a second NJEA member who was caught advising an PV journalist posing as a physically abusive teacher on how to cover up the beating of a "scumbag" student.
Project Veritas' next video -- set in Michigan -- is apparently so explosive that the teachers' union there is trying to obtain a temporary restraining order to stop O'Keefe from releasing it.
And with that, I'm outta here -- see you bright and early Monday.
During his NRA speech, President Trump made a little joke at former Sec. of State John Kerry's expense.
The president was referring to Kerry's 2015 bike crash near Scionzier in France:
After the wipeout, Kerry "scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group."
Oh yeah, back then ISIS was still a thing.