Articles by Lloyd Billingsley

Oh Say, Can UC?

he University of California, now with 10 campuses, long has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest research universities. Students, parents, and in particular distinguished UC alumni, might check out what is going now, as UC bosses “relax” admission requirements for fall 2020 “and future years as applicable,” as the office of the UC […]

OctoPelosi

ouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi turns 80 on Thursday. In the runup to that milestone, Pelosi launched impeachment proceedings against President Trump, who was duly acquitted. By way of follow-up, she decided to block the Senate’s coronavirus response package earlier this week, and on Monday offered a 1,200-page version of her own chock full of goodies […]

¿Quien es Mas Loathsome?

Back in the day, “Saturday Night Live” staged a game show posing the question: ¿Quien es mas macho? ¿Ricardo Montalban o Fernando Lamas? If memory serves, Fernando Lamas was un poquito mas macho. Thirty years down the road, SNL might try judging which Trump hater is more loathsome than the others. The field jostles with […]

Cold Case Contender

Despite what she claimed, Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is not of Native American ancestry in general or Cherokee ancestry in particular. In similar style, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) claimed he served in Vietnam but didn’t. As these and other cases confirm—Jussie Smollett also comes to mind—the United States is a leader in fake news […]

Pelosi’s Streets of San Francisco

A specter is haunting San Francisco, the city by the Bay, also known as “The City.” Call it the “defecation crisis,” or an excess of excrement, but as they say, it is the shit, and lots of it. So much, in fact, that maps mark out favored defecation areas, and we are not talking about […]

Billy Graham Boots Trump from Office

“Trump Should Be Removed from Office,” reads a December 19 headline, but it comes not from the Washington Post, New York Times or CNN. The headline is from Christianity Today. As editor Mark Galli writes, “in our founding documents, Billy Graham explains that Christianity Today will help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a manner that […]

Dianne Feinstein’s China Syndrome

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 79, has spearheaded the Democrats’ surge to impeach the president. As that campaign unfolds, observers of all parties have reason to cast their eyes upon Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). The San Francisco Democrat, 86, has a curious take on recent revelations from Department […]

Stalin Signaling Nancy Knows Best

“Don’t mess with me,” Nancy Pelosi warned reporter James Rosen last week when he asked the House speaker if she hated the president. “I don’t hate anybody,” Pelosi replied, explaining that she was a Catholic who prays for President Trump all the time. The day before, Pelosi mounted the speaker’s balcony and announced: “Sadly, but […]

Nancy Pelosi at Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, your humble servant, Nancy Pelosi, thanks You for allowing me to be elected to Congress and against all odds to become Speaker of the House. In that powerful role, I approach your Throne of Grace, as I do all the time, to pray for our president, Donald Trump. Our Father, help the […]

Baby, It’s Still Prudish Outside

In recent years, the Leftist Legion of Prudery has targeted “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as inappropriate for public consumption. Now John Legend and Kelly Clarkson are out with a new version in which the man says, “It’s your body and your choice.” The 1940s Frank Loesser tune, covered by countless artists, thus emerges in 2019 […]

No Embracing Terrorists:
A Tale of Two Presidents

Last month, U.S. special operations forces, with military working dog Conan in tow, took down Islamic State boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on a daring raid into Syria. “Death of al-Baghdadi happened in spite of President Trump,” headlined an editorial in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, charging, “President Trump took several graceless victory laps Sunday for a […]

Dog Day Afternoon

As Islamic State boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi learned last month, when a military working dog (MWD) shows up at your compound, you might have a problem. While U.S. Special Forces disposed of al-Baghdadi’s praetorian guard, MWD Conan, a Belgian Malinois, chased down the whimpering ISIS boss in a tunnel, where the terrorist blew himself up […]

Impeachment in the Movies

The Pelosi-Schiff impeachment inquiry has grown ever more complicated and the perpetrators like it that way. The complexity and mysterious cast of characters give the impression that something nefarious must be going on. Those who remain puzzled might find some clarification in American cinema. The closest movie reference to Donald Trump is Paul Newman as […]

There’s Something About Barry

The 2016 Netflix film “Barry,” starring Devon Terrell, attempted to dramatize the experience of Barack Obama at Columbia University in the early 1980s, even though Clinton factotum George Stephanopoulos, one year ahead, and Matthew Cooper of Newsweek, a year behind, had no memory of the future president there. On that score, the pair had plenty […]