Monday, April 06, 2020

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Listen to the stupid experts

PJ Media: "Experts Give Wyoming an 'F' for Social Distancing, Which Is All You Need to Know About Experts."
This is, of course, moronic. Living in Wyoming is the definition of social distancing. It's a place where you need to drive 50 miles just to get a Snickers bar. If anybody gets through this mess, it'll be places like Wyoming. Any competent grader would give the state an A+++, not an F.

Anybody who gives the matter even a moment's thought realizes this. But "giving it a moment's thought" isn't the media's business and never will be. Guys like Ken Dilanian don't get paid to think. They get paid not to.
For the record, it took all of five seconds to confirm that Wyoming is ranked 49th for population density (vast Alaska is 50th), and a rational person would smell out that this story is bogus.  But thinking is not in the wheelhouse of journalists, most of whom who are merely stenographers itching to push the narrative that the red America is stupid

Friday, April 03, 2020

This is my shocked face

Legal Insurrection: "Wuhan cover-up: Evidence suggests real death toll “16 times the official number” reported by China."

It was impossible that the epicenter of the original virus, in the most populous country on Earth, with a secretive and dictatorial government could contain this secret.

Extra - Paper from 2007:
The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb.
China, you say?  Oh my.

Yeesh

Hot Air: "-701,000: March Jobs Report Craters, With Worse To Come." 

The unemployment rate jumped almost a full point to 4.4% and this report doesn't even account for the bulk of the job losses in March.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

This is terrible news

NPR: "Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19."

Fountains of Wayne will be forever known for "Stacy's Mom" but they had a fantastic discography from Utopia Parkway to Sky Full of Holes. 

This is a great song from their magnum opus "Welcome Interstate Managers":

Morning Joe is a hero

Hot Air: "Joe Scarborough: Unlike Trump, ‘Everybody Saw This Coming In Early January’."

Here is actual footage of Joe remembering how he tried to warn us all in early January:

Sunday, March 29, 2020

New Yorkers flee Gotham

Fox News: "Cuomo threatens lawsuit over Rhode Island crackdown on virus-fleeing New Yorkers."

I have family in the Hudson Valley of New York and they say the area is being overrun by people from New York City, getting out of town and staying at vacation homes or B&Bs.

Extra - Hot Air: "The Hamptons Is Seeking A Travel Ban… From NYC."

Saturday, March 28, 2020

All is proceeding as foreseen

David Harsanyi: "Will Biden live up to his own principles?"  With regard to Tara Reade, that is.
Surely, as with Kavanaugh, the existence of the accusation is disqualifying?

Apparently not, for ideals of justice seem to be quite malleable these days. Journalistic norms, too. The same media that relayed every unsubstantiated and tawdry rumor during the Kavanaugh confirmation, and that happily transmitted the Michael Avenatti–produced gang-rape smear, is treating Reade’s story quite differently. Why, we might ask, isn’t Reade receiving the same coverage as E. Jean Carroll, a woman who accused Donald Trump of assaulting her in 1995 or 1996 at a Bergdorf Goodman store in Manhattan? Virtually every major news organization let Carroll tell her story. Reade has been trying to tell hers for decades. Believe women?
This was all predicted during the Kavanaugh smear: that a Democrat would be accused and the mainstream media would shrug it off.  We are not surprised.

For the record, I don't believe this allegation at all.  But I don't get to make that decision.  It was Biden and the Democrats who decided that the mere presence of an allegation in this #MeToo world was enough.  As Harsanyi notes in detail: these are the rules the Democrats set.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Here comes the relief

Legal Insurrection: "House Passes $2 Trillion Wuhan Coronavirus Bill, Heads to Trump’s Desk."

One interesting detail from this story: members of the House were sitting in the gallery so that there would be proper distance between everyone.