Thursday, November 16, 2017

We've reached peak grope

Between Franken, Moore, and the scattered Bill Clinton reference, I think Memeorandum is 80% sexual assault right now.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Supreme Court: It's a tax

Twitchy: "Sen. John Thune drops the mic on Dems objecting to adding individual mandate repeal to tax bill."  That means it can be repealed via budget reconciliation with only 50 votes in the Senate.

Don't screw this up, Republicans or it's Virginias for the near future.

2018 is almost here, New Yorkers!

Deplorable Climate Science Blog: "NASA’s top climate expert, James Hansen, predicted that by 2018 the Arctic would be ice-free, and Lower Manhattan would be underwater. Democrats call him a “climate prophet.” Only six weeks left to go!"

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Teach your children well

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, this article in the NY Times is so morose that it would take a heart of stone not to laugh.  Behold: "Can my child be friends with white people?"  Here's the moment I LOL'd.
I do not write this with liberal condescension or glee. My heart is unbearably heavy when I assure you we cannot be friends.
Oh, heavens no, it's not liberal condescension at all defining every Trump voter as a racist.  I feel bad for this person's kids.

Extra - Red State: "Objective Racism In A New York Times Op-Ed."  And Twitchy suggests that re-segregation must be the only solution.

More - Michael Walsh: "Before the liberal revolution is over, we'll be back to segregating the sexes -- in the name of "safety" -- and the races -- in the name of "empowerment."

Thursday, November 09, 2017

You better sit down, kids

National Review: "Social Security Makes Millennials Less Financially Responsible." And, in the long run, broker than if they just put the money in a savings account.
Social Security was intended to help Americans finance their retirements, but the data suggest that young workers would be better off doing almost anything else with that money. A report by the Urban Institute, a liberal think tank, found that workers earn a paltry rate of return on their Social Security investment. A young woman born in 1995 who starts working at 22, making $47,800 per year, will pay $466,000 into the program by the time she retires (the Urban Institute, like the Brookings Institute, assumes that the employee will pay both her share and her employer’s share). She’ll only receive $569,000 in current dollars — which means a 22.1 percent increase over 43 years. And that’s assuming that Social Security benefits don’t fall, even though funding shortages make that a real possibility.
"Real possibility?"  The Social Security Trustees themselves say the Trust Fund will be depleted in 2035, whereupon benefits will be reduced by 20-25%.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Uninterrupted

I know there were little jump-cuts here and there but "Mr. Robot" just ran essentially 45 minutes of a single-shot scene.  It was incredible.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Of course they do

The Left hates free speech, forever.  Reason Online: "Columbia Student Group Thinks Student Groups It Disagrees With Should Be Defunded - The Black Students' Organization thinks the College Republicans are peddling violent speech."

Monday, November 06, 2017

The latest resident in Hell

Heard this on NPR driving home: "The Texas Church Shooter Should Have Been Legally Barred From Owning Guns."  Not notionally as in "he's crazy," mind you.  Legally he did not have the right to own firearms due to a vicious domestic violence conviction by the Air Force.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Free speech on campus

Inside Higher Ed: "Presidents and Provosts Gather to Consider Free Speech Issues."  HT: Maggie's Farm.

The good news appears to be that most agree that free speech should be defended: "Diermeier and other participants said the presidents were in strong agreement with principles of free speech, without exceptions. "Those principles apply irrespective of the ideological perspective of the speakers," he said."

Friday, November 03, 2017

The best and brightest

AP: "Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrats' emails"
A malicious link was generated for Podesta at 11:28 a.m. Moscow time, the AP found. Documents subsequently published by WikiLeaks show that the rogue email arrived in his inbox six minutes later. The link was clicked twice.

Podesta’s messages — at least 50,000 of them — were in the hackers’ hands.
As somebody once asked: is it really "hacking" when all you need to do is find somebody dumb enough to click on such an obvious phishing scam?

Thursday, November 02, 2017

F. Lee Barkley was not available

Not the Onion.  Washington Post: "The suspect told police ‘give me a lawyer dog.’ The court says he wasn’t asking for a lawyer."
When a friend says, “I’ll hit you up later dog,” he is stating that he will call again sometime. He is not calling the person a “later dog.”

But that’s not how the courts in Louisiana see it. And when a suspect in an interrogation told detectives to “just give me a lawyer dog,” the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the suspect was, in fact, asking for a “lawyer dog,” and not invoking his constitutional right to counsel. It’s not clear how many lawyer dogs there are in Louisiana, and whether any would have been available to represent the human suspect in this case, other than to give the standard admonition in such circumstances to simply stop talking.
C'mon man.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Some of these...well, they're something

Hit and Run: "Behold the Work of Russia's Evil Advertising Geniuses - Satan is on Clinton's side, and check out this coloring book featuring a buff Bernie Sanders!"