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CNN won four – count ’em – four Fake News Awards. It’s unfortunate that Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s commentary on the President’s so-called heart disease wasn’t available when the awards were being selected. Then they would have won five. And on the way, they created a new category of Fake News: Fake Medical News.

Let’s get one thing clear here. This isn’t the distance diagnosis of Trump’s “mental illness” that Dr. Bandy Lee, a formerly licensed psychiatrist made. That sort of diagnosis requires that evidence be manufactured. No, this is the process of taking existing evidence and twisting it into something that it isn’t. Of course, that’s standard fare for the Left, so we really shouldn’t be surprised.

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The first is the trend of the President’s Agatston Coronary Calcium Score. This is the data. And it’s factually correct. So far, no problem. But right below the data is a false statement.
This graphic, which CNN put up twice during their interview segment with Dr. Gupta has several clear statements. We can’t go Democrat and twist them, so we have to take them at face value. After all, that’s exactly what CNN wants us to do.

“A score of 100+ = High Risk of Heart Attack or Heart Disease Within 3-5 Years”

During the interview, Dr. Gupta admitted that this score is about average for 71 year old men in the US. If the caption was true, then the average 71 year old man in the US is at “high risk” for a heart attack in the next three to five years, and that’s, to quote Rush Limbaugh, “Barbra Streisand!” Yes, they have the “get out of jail free” line “or Heart Disease,” but it doesn’t change the way CNN used the data. They wanted us to believe that the President is on death’s door due to heart disease.

Yes, Dr Gupta flatly declared “The President HAS heart disease.” Had he actually spent time reviewing how cardiac tests are properly used, he wouldn’t have been able to say that. So after consultation with the former Chief of Cardiology at a major metropolitan medical center, we can now properly understand this data.

President Trump is 71 years old. You expect calcium in his coronary arteries at this age. But we don’t know where that calcium is, and that makes a difference. If it’s all in one spot that means something very different from a little here and a little there. Further, CNN flatly lied in their graphic. The proper outlook should have been “moderate risk,” not “high risk.” And with just the Agatston score, you can’t determine the presence or absence of heart disease. It’s only a screening test, and even if your score is over 2,000 – Trump’s is only 133 –  there’s still a 13% chance that you don’t have any coronary disease.

Dr. Gupta could have discovered this information with a simple internet search. It’s all out there. So Gupta’s statement that “Trump has cardiac disease” is coming from either an idiot or a liar… You pick.

At age 71, there’s no reason to even look at a calcium score. All the calcium score tells you is that you need a functional test. What’s that? A stress test! And you may want to add an echocardiogram. But at age 71, those would be routine, so there’s no point in looking at a calcium score. At age 65 I had both, just like the President, and we didn’t bother with an Agatston score. And just like the President, mine are NORMAL. What does this mean?

A normal stress test in a 71 year old male means that the President has a very low risk of any sort of cardiac event for at least the next two years. But Gupta got all excited about risk factor modification. Let’s get real. If his lifestyle has worked for Donald Trump for 71 years and he’s at low risk, what does he really need to change? There’s very little chance that he will ever develop coronary disease.

What things are they recommending? Diet and exercise. Give me a break. Yes, the President could lose a few pounds. That would improve his golf game and make him look better when he’s standing next to Melania. But the calorie restriction high carb diet they’ll prescribe will make things worse, not better. There’s a better way, and Dr. Jason Fung and Nina Teicholz have proved it.[i] Exercise is good for some things, but it won’t help his weight. And the only thing wrong with Donald Trump’s cheeseburgers is the bun. He should get rid of it.

One other part of the problem is that they are pushing statins on him. Statins can lower cholesterol, but it turns out that doing that can easily affect your thinking, since cholesterol is a YUUGE part of the cell membranes in the brain. We also should recall that all those studies that appear to say that lowering cholesterol is good for you seem to ignore all the bad things that the drugs do. In short, if the President just gave up carbs, he’d lose weight and wouldn’t have any need for statins.

So what’s really going on here? We have a neurosurgeon who works for a network that wants to destroy the President giving a message that matches the Left’s party line. He couldn’t be bothered to do his homework and discover that the President’s doctor is right. Trump’s heart is in great shape. And while we’re at it, let’s look at that other thing – the echocardiogram.

Echocardiography lets us get a view of how the heart muscle and valves work. Trump’s echo was – drum roll please – normal. That means that his heart valves are fine. But there’s something more important here. If you have blocked arteries in your heart, areas of heart muscle won’t get enough blood flow and won’t contract properly. They’re called “segmental wall motion abnormalities,” and you’ll see them on the echo. If you don’t have those, you don’t have blocked arteries. That’s called “normal.”

But we’re not done. The Left is grasping at straws. A number of docs are arguing in print that high cholesterol will kill him. As I said before, it’s time to re-read all those old studies. And for the rest of us, read “The Big Fat Surprise.” The actual data simply does not support those claims. A researcher named Ancel Keys simply lied about a host of studies and managed to get his views established as the gospel truth. Only now we are starting to learn why Eskimos and the Masai were able to live for millennia on very high fat diets with zero heart disease, zero cancer, zero high blood pressure, zero obesity, or any of our other modern health problems.

But Dr. Gupta is not the only liar on the Left. Trump takes finasteride to prevent hair loss. Numerous commentators are dropping hints that its documented side effects of sexual dysfunction and depression may be in play. They have no data, but are happy to drop hints about a possible “sudden onset of mental illness.”[ii]

Let’s wrap this up. Donald Trump is in excellent health. Frankly, the only diet change he should make is to dump the buns from his cheeseburgers. And he should dump the statins with them. As Dr. Malcolm Kendrick notes, “Statins might alter what is written on your death certificate, but they are extremely unlikely to change the date.”[iii] We might even suggest that he drop the Finasteride and switch to Rogaine.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta should go back to neurosurgery, a field where he is respected. But don’t count on that happening. CNN likes his way of presenting lies about Trump’s health. So all we can really do is to laugh at them on inauguration day in 2024 when President Trump watches Mike Pence take the Oath of Office.


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Any organization that spends on political campaigns should not receive taxpayer dollars

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Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers still receive taxpayer funds despite efforts by many states, Capitol Hill, and the Trump administration to put an end to it. The amount has been reduced, but it has not been eliminated completely. This is a travesty in light of a recent report that they are planning to spend at least $45 million to defeat President Trump and other Republicans.

Think about that. This is an abortion provider, which should already negate the forced funding by taxpayers. But even if we disregard that aspect for a moment, what can possibly be the justification for taking taxpayer funds regardless of the taxpayer’s political affiliation and give it to an organization that uses it to attack a single political party? Those who argue, “Taxpayer money isn’t used for campaigns” is being disingenuous. Setting aside specific dollars for health services relieves the ability for other money to be used for political purposes.

This is wrong, and blatantly so. If an organization wants to spend some of the money they raise on political campaigns, that’s perfectly fine. But they shouldn’t be getting taxpayer money to replace the political money they spend. This is such a common sense notion that it’s unfathomable laws don’t exist prohibiting such activities.

And yet, here we are…

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Will Spend $45 Million Trying to Defeat President Trump

https://www.lifenews.com/2019/10/09/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-will-spend-45-million-trying-to-defeat-president-trump/NPR reports this will be the billion dollar abortion group’s “largest electoral effort yet.” In 2016, Planned Parenthood spent more than $30 million in a failed attempt to elect pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Kelley Robinson, executive director of the superPAC Planned Parenthood Votes, said the $45 million is just an initial projection, but they hope to spend even more.

She told NPR that their top priority is to defeat Trump and push the U.S. Senate into the control of pro-abortion Democrats. This would prevent pro-life lawmakers from confirming any more judges to the U.S. Supreme Court who could overturn Roe v. Wade.

“The stakes are higher than ever, and our donors and our supporters understand that very clearly,” Robinson said.

Even pro-abortion donors should be upset by this. People supporting Planned Parenthood financially do so with the understanding they are helping fund women’s healthcare. That may include abortions (though killing a human seems to be antithetical to the concept of “healthcare,” but that’s a whole different discussion), and that’s understood by those who contribute. But to have those funds redirected to the tune of $45 million is an insult to those donating. If they wanted to donate to political campaigns or PACs, they would have done so.

It’s bad enough that many taxpayers are forced to pay for “healthcare” provided by Planned Parenthood. To force Republicans to pay taxes that are then used to attack their own candidates adds insult to injury.

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Supreme Court agrees to decide Louisiana abortion case

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The Supreme Court has decided to take up the case against the Louisiana abortion law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This case is very similar to a case from 2016 when the Supreme Court had a swing vote in Anthony Kennedy that helped rule it unconstitutional. With Brett Kavanaugh replacing him, some are expecting the outcome to be different.

We are using the CBS video on this one so conservatives have an understanding of the talking points being used against the law. It’s being framed as an attack on “abortion care” because it would reduce the number of allowable clinics in the state to one. Those who oppose the law note the statistics showing low-income and minority women are disproportionately affected by this law.

There are some conservatives who are displeased that this is the case the Supreme Court is taking up first regarding abortion with its new originalist majority. It’s a case that is nuanced rather than being an outright attempt at banning abortion and will have little effect on Roe v. Wade. But it’s actually the right case to take up now as a litmus test for the court as both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh have expressed views in defense of abortion in the past.

Roberts has established himself as the de facto swing vote, a role he cherishes and one that essentially pits four left-leaning Justices versus four right-leaning Justices. Being in the middle gives Roberts an extreme level of power over the laws of the land.

This case is a step in the right direction against abortion if the Supreme Court rules in its favor. It’s not the “Roe v. Wade” killer that many conservatives seek, but it’s a perfect test to see if the court makeup is suitable to stop abortion in America.

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Gov. Greg Abbott issues ultimatum to Austin Mayor: Clean up the city by Nov. 1 or the state will intervene

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Gov Greg Abbott issues ultimatum to Austin Mayor Clean up the city by Nov 1 or the state will interv

There’s a huge difference in the way California Governor Gavin Newsom and Texas Governor Greg Abbott handle cities in their states with rampant homelessness and dangerous conditions. Newsom defends cities like San Francisco (where he was once mayor) and tells everyone there’s nothing to worry about. Abbott issues ultimatums, as he did today to Austin’s Mayor, saying the streets need to be cleaned up and homelessness addressed before November 1st or the state will be forced to intervene.

The letter, which Abbot sent to Austin Mayor Steve Adler today, details the problems the progressive city is facing, problems similar to those documented in places like San Francisco and Seattle. These problems include businesses having difficulty keeping their sidewalks clean, homeowners fearful of property crime, rampant drug abuse, and literal human feces lining the streets.

These are health and crime issues American citizens are forced to face because the Democrats in their cities’ governments are unwilling to address the issues. Despite high taxes bringing in plenty of money, the tax dollars are wasted on a progressive agenda that does not benefit the people and in many ways enables the problems to flourish.

Austin is one of the most progressive cities in the nation, boasting about its leftist politics from within the red state of Texas. But as problems mount, the image of the city has been deteriorating as fast as conditions in which the people are forced to live. Abbott is right to make the ultimatum. He doesn’t want to have to do it for them, but if the Democrats are unwilling to address their own problems, it’s up to the state to take action.

When a city is run as poorly as Austin, the state must reluctantly take responsibility for the safety of the people within it. Such things should not be, but as progressives continue to pretend these problems don’t exist, someone has to fix them.

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