Sarah Whalen

Sarah Whalen

sarahw2Sarah Whalen is a university journalism instructor, attorney and author.


royal whack

British royalty has been whacking people for thousands of years.

Whacking people you don’t like, who are obstinate, who are doing things like standing in the way of your next marriage—well, whacking those people and almost anyone else, without any fear of punishment or retribution, that’s been one of royalty’s most powerful perks.



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Did Thomas Markle, Sr. “lie” to Prince Harry?


That’s the question burning up the Daily Mail and British radio waves this weekend.

Commentators claim that Prince Harry telephoned his soon-to-be father-in-law, Thomas Markle, on May 11—eight days before Harry’s wedding to Meghan, and asked him…well, we don’t know exactly what.  Because Harry and Thomas had never met nor had they ever spoken before then.  So, how do we know for sure who said what to whom, when Thomas Markle can’t even be sure himself who exactly was speaking to him on the telephone?

 

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Call him “Everyman.”

For that is who Thomas Markle, Sr., the estranged, increasingly noisy dad of Meghan Markle, really is.

Thomas Markle is one of us.  He’s got three kids, one of whom just married into the British royal family.  He’s got a pension. He’s got a silver Volvo.  He’s got a penchant for McDonald’s and KFC cuisine.  He’s got a testy ex-wife.  He’s got Social Security.  He’s got a heart condition.  And now, he’s got a fan club.

Yup—I kid you not.

trump campaignIs Donald Trump “softening” on illegal immigration?


No.

But the nuances are developing, and that’s a very good thing.

If Trump wants to show how absurd President Obama’s refusal to enforce U.S. immigration laws is, he can fly into “Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport,” which is NOT in “New Orleans,” not near anywhere Armstrong lived, and not at all near the no-longer-existing “Storyville,” where Armstrong blew his trumpet before becoming the most engaging trumpet player in the world.

obama hillaryThe Obama-Clinton Democrats think Americans are dumb.

We’re so dumb, and so easily distracted, that Obama and Hilary think we won’t keep asking about whether Obama’s White House and Hillary’s State Department paid a cash ransom of $400 million dollars to Iran to return a handful of U.S. citizens imprisoned there.

Hillary Clinton benghaziIs Khizr Khan still bashing Trump?

America needs to look closely at the Khans and Pakistan.

Some Pakistani immigrants are good Americans, but some are outright terrorist who hide in plain sight amongst their Muslim brothers– and that’s the dilemma.

hillary email

Remember that old ad convincing people not to take drugs? The one with the sizzling, frying egg making noises like “ppppppppfffffffttttt!”

Last week, we heard the sound of Hillary Clinton’s famous brain suddenly “short-circuiting.”

“Pppppppppfffffffttttt!”

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Khizr Khan, speaking at Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention, raged at Donald Trump.


Khizr says Trump’s soul is “black” and his heart’s depraved.

But how did Khizer and his silent-witness wife, Ghazala, come to stand within that bright white circle of small stars on Hillary’s DNC dias?

khanKhizr Khan, a Pakistani who immigrated to the United States and became a citizen, warmed up the DNC crowds last night for Hillary Clinton’s big speech.

This was probably Hillary’s biggest mistake.

And not just of the evening.

clinton cleanHillary Clinton deleted 33,000 emails from her private internet server.  Remember?  It was the subject of that FBI investigation for Clinton appointee Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice inquiry.  Hillary’s emails just went “poof!”  As in “Gone!”  The FBI says some were  super-duper tip-top secret-secret stuff.  But others, Hillary claims, are just about her yoga classes and daughter Chelsea’s wedding.

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