Monday, January 18, 2021

Ref leaves Touchdown Tom hanging


After the game, Tom Brady came out of the locker room to hang with Drew Brees in a really nice moment

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Science fiction take another step towards reality

THE YEAR WAS 2081 2021, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

Some things about living still weren't quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron's fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away.

It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn't think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.

A dangerously expanding definition

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

All Trump, all the time, forever

The Hill: "Biden's new challenge: Holding Trump accountable."

Is this really what Sleepy Joe wants?  The first months - if not years - of his long-awaited administration will be consumed with the legally dubious charges against Trump, sucking up all the oxygen in the room.  He was always going to live in the shadow of Obama and now he'll have to grapple with Trump in real time.

Monday, January 11, 2021

To be a fly on the wall for this conversation

The Left hates free speech, a continuing series

Legal Insurrection: "Germany’s Merkel Slams Twitter for Trump Ban."

Tesla CEO Elon Musk weighed in Monday on Big Tech's recent move to censor President Trump in response to the Capitol riot by pro-Trump supporters last week.

"A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech," Musk replied to a tweet of a satirical article entitled "Evil Fascist Dictator Censored and Voted Out Of Office."

Not the Bee: "Instagram just pulled one of our posts for "violence and incitement" ... It was a screenshot of Twitter's trending topics. The irony is beautiful."  

Sunday, January 10, 2021

You can go now

Heather MacDonald: "Trump’s Exit" - "Encouraging a mob to target his own allies and disrupt the rule of law, the president has ended his tenure disgracefully—and emboldened the Left."  (HT: Maggie's Farm).

I thought maybe there was a chance that Trump would resign, in the spirit of "you can't fire me, I quit."  Instead it looks like we have to endure ten more days.

Another view

Andrew McCarthy: "Trump has committed an impeachable offense" - "Trump made a reckless speech that incited a throng on the mall, which foreseeably included an insurrectionist mob."

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Chaos and madness

The Corner: "A Video That Captures Just How Dangerous and Out-of-Control the Rampage in the Capitol Was."

I heard former Clinton administration official Leon Panetta on NPR Thursday and, while he condemned Trump and the protesters, he was in disbelief at the complete lack of security in the Capitol.  

This must mean the DOJ are lackeys again

Legal Insurrection: "DOJ Won’t Charge Trump, Speakers at Save America Rally for ‘Inciting a Riot at Capitol Hill’." - "I’m reading Trump’s speech at the rally and it’s the same old, same old that he has said at every rally since November 3rd." 

Extra - Reason: "Did Trump Commit a Crime When He Riled Up His Supporters Before They Rioted" - "Under federal law, incitement to riot does not include "advocacy of ideas" or "expression of belief" unless it endorses violence, which Trump did not do."