Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
"Biden's campaign platform is 564 pages long. It promises everything to everybody. It's full of unicorns and flying ponies and candy-flavored rainbows and pixie dust. And when those flying ponies glide with the marzipan rainbows and pixie dust starts to gum up the works of society … we're going to be in for a mess … But on the other hand, I think we're done with this experiment of having the inmates run the asylum."
Friday, October 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
The idea of the boycott was to prevent Graham from having a quorum for the vote, delaying the process indefinitely. Graham took a page from the 2013 playbook of Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid and decided to change the precedent, reverting to general Senate rules on committee hearings rather than Judiciary Committee rules. The former do not require anything other than a simple majority to conduct official business.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
When the press takes sides so openly and nakedly, and is joined by social media giants, we have reached a level of partisan information control I thought I’d never see in this country. But that’s where we are. And it’s in service of a candidate who has always been of mediocre intelligence at best and is now cognitively faded, who is almost certainly corrupt, who has been wrong on almost every important issue that exists, is a long-term liar and plagiarist, and will be putty in the hands of the most extreme leftists in his party who hate America and capitalism and want both destroyed.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Rich Lowry: "The Biden Protection Racket."
Never before have the media been so openly fearful of asking or reporting something that might hurt a presidential candidate. What are supposed to be the animating values of our adversarial press — informing the public, getting answers, holding the powerful to account — have all been subordinated to the protection racket that is coverage of Joe Biden.
Classic reference in the title.
Monday, October 19, 2020
An avuncular Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, Jim Lehrer, or Abe Rosenthal at least went through the motions of reporting news that was awkward or even embarrassing to the Left. Their agenda was 1960s-vintage Great Society liberalism, seen as the natural evolution from the New Deal and post-war internationalism. Edward R. Murrow, the ACLU of old, and Free Speech Movement at Berkeley—these were their liberal referents. Those days are gone.Yet even during the Obama years, when studies showed the president had received the most slanted media honeymoon in news history, overt media bias was, at least, as hotly denied as it intensified. There were still a few ossified, quarter-hearted efforts now and then to mention the IRS scandal, the surveillance of Associated Press reporters, the various scandals embroiling the Veterans Administration, General Service Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Secret Service. But even that thin pretense is over now, too.
When early on in the Trump Administration, the liberal Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy found that in the first 100 days all news coverage was on average 80 percent anti-Trump—93 percent negative in the case of CNN and NBC—no one seemed embarrassed.
On the rare occasion that the media gets to ask Joe Biden a question, they ask him what flavor milkshake he got.— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 18, 2020
Really. That was the question. https://t.co/B6vSFNqXVP
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
In his apology, Steve Scully deployed the "this damn war and that lying son of a bitch Johnson!" excuse to blame Trump for goading him into exposing his lies.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Boy, I bet Brett Kavanaugh wishes this new "total suppression of stories that haven't been 100% solid-gold verified" standard had been in effect during his confirmation hearings.— John Hayward (@Doc_0) October 14, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Friday, October 09, 2020
This is a good time to remind everyone that Scully was a former intern for Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy. He has a long history of supporting Democrats, including posting glowing pictures with Biden as recently as 2016. He also shared Never Trump material during the previous presidential cycle.Scully has deleted his account now.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
I've been complaining about the decline of discussion on the Sunday morning talk shows for a long time. I'm old enough to remember when New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan would go on "Meet the Press" and - imagine this - answer questions. He was a happy warrior who would state his positions without obfuscation or ambiguity. I miss that guy.
Then there was the Vice Presidential debate. Real Clear Politics: "Few Interruptions, Even Fewer Straight Answers."
This began early in the night with a double dodge of the most pertinent question during a pandemic. Debate moderator Susan Page asked: Had they discussed safeguards or procedures with their running mates in case of presidential disability? Pence gave an unrelated answer about how Democrats had “undermined public confidence in a vaccine.” When it was her turn, Harris inexplicably talked about when Biden asked her to join the ticket, calling it “one of the most memorable days of my life.”
Page moved on. Her question went unanswered. The non sequiturs kept coming.
At one point, Pence turned a question about abortion into a meandering reply about the U.S. attack on Iranian intelligence commander Qasem Soleimani. Harris saw that gambit and raised him one: Asked if the next president should be transparent about his health records, Harris brought up Trump’s recently leaked tax returns.
What a waste of time. After one of the early Democrat debates, it was decreed that the raising of hands to indicate a clear-cut position on an issue was verboten. Too much honesty! Now news shows and campaigns and debates will only be the recitation of stale talking points.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Monday, October 05, 2020
Democrats will need every vote they can get. With the midterm elections on the horizon, Washington is as polarized as ever and, for the second time in just over six months, President Obama’s agenda could once again hinge on Mr. Byrd’s health.In the final days of the health care debate, Mr. Byrd appeared for several crucial votes pushed each time to the Senate floor in his plaid wheelchair and greeted by handshakes and applause from his colleagues. He spent six weeks in the hospital last spring with a staph infection, prompting persistent speculation about his health and who would replace him if he became too sick to finish his term.
Sunday, October 04, 2020
Chuck Schumer has called for a delay in confirming Barrett because of the president’s COVID diagnosis. In other news, Schumer thinks the vote should be delayed because water is wet, because bears defecate in an arboreal setting, and because it is bad luck to confirm Republican nominees on days of the week ending in “y.”
Fox News’s Chris Wallace noted that the Judiciary Committee, of which Klobuchar is a member, has held virtual hearings before and that Klobuchar earlier praised the panel's chairman, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), for arranging them.
The Senate has been holding virtual hearings already. That's not what this is about.— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 4, 2020
Virtual hearings rob Schumer and the left of the protest spectacle of barnstorming into elevators and Code Pink screaming and dragged from the room. That's all this is about. https://t.co/1HqvJdAACQ
Saturday, October 03, 2020
Friday, October 02, 2020
Quinn also didn’t find evidence for the most popular counter-narrative on the Left either, which were that these were conducted by “white supremacists.” Antifa is exactly who everyone except media outlets like the NYT thinks they are — leftist “insurrectionary anarchists” who just want to watch the world burn....Unfortunately for Ms. Stockman, we don’t really have a Joker Award for Belatedly Discovering That Some People Want to Watch the World Burn. (Maybe that should be an Alfred Award, anyway.) However, we do have the Captain Louis Renault Award, and it applies well to an NYT editorial board member who is shocked, shocked to learn that her own paper can’t report on reality.
Actually, I think the more appropriate award would be the Pauline Kael trophy for political insulation:
"I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don't know. They're outside my ken. But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them."
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
If President Trump entered the debate trailing in most battleground states, as I believe he did, his performance served him poorly. I can’t believe he won over a single persuadable voter.Trump’s performance must also have cemented the negative perceptions held by voters who have turned against him. He carried his do not go gentle into that good night mode to wild excess. Perhaps it was President Trump who needed pharmaceutical assistance to dial it back. As it happened, I thought Trump interrupted Biden on a few occasions when a Biden brain freeze was in progress.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
That was not a debate, but I think it was what we expected at least from Trump. Biden gave as good as he got but, once again, he lied repeatedly and was allowed to get away with it since we know the fact checkers will ignore them.
Prove me wrong, mainstream media. I didn't keep a running list but - off the top of my head - Biden lied about "very fine people", about the unproven Russian bounty story, the uncorroborated Atlantic story, about Hunter Biden's grift, his adherence to the Green New Deal, Kamala Harris badmouthing science, and his opposition to the travel ban.
On other issues, he refused to state his position on court packing in a Presidential debate, claimed Antifa was just an abstraction, and flip-flopped on election-year nominations to the Supreme Court.
Funniest quote tonight: "God save the transcribers."
Update - Hot Air: "Biden Told So Many Whoppers Last Night, Burger King May Sue Him."
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
And that’s why the assumption that a Kavanaugh-esque spectacle won’t galvanize voters to back Trump is no small wager. Trump’s nomination of Barrett (or Lagoa, or another woman) isn’t going to change many minds about Trump among voters already inclined to oppose him either, but a failure to go all-out in smearing the nominee may well disenchant and disincentivize them to turn out at all. The upcoming confirmation hearing may not be entirely a win-win for the GOP, but it’s very clearly a lose-lose proposition for Democrats — which is why Republicans want to hold the hearing.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
There is scant physical evidence that the former vice president and Democratic nominee is in town. His visits are scarcely publicized beforehand, logistical details are closely held and his event venues serve as much as video studios as places of gathering. Barely anyone is allowed near the candidate.
Usually, a party tries to avoid making the same mistakes that recent losing campaigns made. But Biden’s operation seems to be leaning into dangers that should be obvious. Hillary Clinton’s campaign was dogged by conspiracy theories about her health, ones that were dismissed by her cheerleading journalists until the very moment she seemed to collapse at a public event, and was thrown into the side of a van by her handlers.
“A reminder that it has been 42 days since Harris was tapped as the VP pick. There are 42 days until election day,” NBC News reporter Deepa Shivaram tweeted. “The senator has not once formally taken questions from the press.”
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
“After the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I now have a different view of the judicial-confirmation process,” Graham said. “Compare the treatment of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Brett Kavanaugh to that of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, and it’s clear that there is already one set of rules for a Republican president and one set of rules for a Democrat president. I therefor think it is important that we proceed expeditiously to process any nomination made by President Trump to fill this vacancy. I am certain if the shoe was on the other foot, you would do the same.”
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
7. Ginsburg’s politicizing the Court is part of why we’re at the situation we are today, where a Justice’s death can throw an upcoming election into an uproar. When judges legislate, as she and her fellow leftists on the Court have been doing, the Court takes on oversized importance. For decades, leftists who couldn’t get their fellow citizens to vote on their policies were able to use the Court as a super-legislative body. This is not what the Constitution intended, and it means that we Americans are being ruled by a cabal of 9 people who hold their positions for life. They are, in essence, a form of non-democratic absolute monarchy.
The States may, if they wish, permit abortion on demand, but the Constitution does not require them to do so. The permissibility of abortion, and the limitations upon it, are to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
"I'm not Trump who is bad."
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
"What you'll often find," Wood says, "is that there are projects which have been extremely well-vetted, which have been years in the work, there will be a 5,000-page document, which no one could conceivably ever read because it's so long and complicated, but then the project will still get put on hold for an indefinite period of time, because some special interest group filed a lawsuit." So much time is spent considering the ramifications of an action; little is spent considering the impact of doing nothing.From 1999 to 2017, an average of 13,000 acres of California were subjected to controlled burns each year. In February 2020, Nature Sustainability published a report arguing that California needs to burn 20 million acres of forest in order to restore forest health.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Yes, this "Interview" was scripted. Note different colors for teleprompter text. They are two sides to the "conversation". I've worked with TV teleprompters before. This is what they are.— Eye of Orwell (@OrwellOf) September 12, 2020
This was staged. It's all a show.
Why does Biden need a script? pic.twitter.com/zEwyR5E94u
While Biden has said “he can hardly wait” to take on Trump in the debates, I don’t think his team or his proxies will let him. Even before Kenosha, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Lockhart, and others were publicly urging their candidate to pull out of the debates, ostensibly because of Trump’s alleged incorrigible dishonesty. I expect that the drumbeat to withdraw will increase steadily over the next two weeks. The usual anti-Trump “bombshells” by the media (like those in the Atlantic and in Bob Woodward’s latest book) will provide the Democrats some cover, though dodging the debates will hurt them in some circles.If Biden defies my prediction and proceeds with the debates — whether out of misplaced confidence or desperation — they are far more likely to be a disaster for him than a success. Although he and Trump are roughly the same age, right now they are worlds apart in terms of their mental and physical abilities. Moreover, Biden’s former, more moderate positions on law and order, patriotism, religious liberties, business, even pro-life issues — are at loggerheads with the progressive stances he’s been forced to adopt in the new Democratic Party.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Well done, fellas. You were becoming millionaires just by playing children's games.
Good luck moonlighting at Foot Locker.
Let's look back to the 1994 MLB baseball strike when players said "up yours" to the fans:
"I never felt the same way about baseball again after that,'' Dave Stewart, a four-time 20-game winner and then pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays, tells USA TODAY Sports. "Even today, after all of my years in baseball, the passion I have for the game has never been the same. All because of that strike."
In 1994, the average attendance was a then-record 31,256. It was not until 2004 — the first year in which players could be suspended for testing positive for steroids, after almost a decade of a drug-fueled home run derby — that the average attendance again topped 30,000.
Americans have had six months to find new interests that don't include $10 beers and preachy millionaires.
Western Massachusetts update: "Massachusetts women's college describes itself as "a women’s college that is gender diverse"
Words - how do they work?
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Finally, Biden was asked about a new diplomatic development. “President Trump has just announced an economic normalization deal between Serbia and Kosovo. And part of that deal is Kosovo and Israel having diplomatic normalization.” Biden said he knew nothing about it. Imagine if Trump made such a public admission.The questions didn’t focus on Biden’s claims, qualifications or proposals. Those were all simply assumed to be good with no need for checking or verification.The main takeaway from the “news event” was a real stunner, that Joe Biden is not Donald Trump. That just happens to fit the professed motivation of almost two-thirds of Biden supporters who say they’re voting against this president, not for the next one.The event’s subliminal takeaway, however, was that these members of the Fourth Estate, these self-appointed guardians of America’s presidential election process, are just fine with that. But should voters be?
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Monday, September 07, 2020
Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Zach Fuentes denied to Breitbart News The Atlantic’s account of President Donald Trump’s comments about troops in Europe.Fuentes unequivocally denied The Atlantic’s report last week, a huge blow to the establishment media narrative. Fuentes personally briefed President Trump on the weather situation that led to the trip being canceled. He is also a close personal confidante of former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
But journalism is not supposed to be grounded in whether something is “believable” or “seems like it could be true.” Its core purpose, the only thing that really makes it matter or have worth, is reporting what is true, or at least what evidence reveals. And that function is completely subverted when news outlets claim that they “confirmed” a previous report when they did nothing more than just talked to the same people who anonymously whispered the same things to them as were whispered to the original outlet.Quite aside from this specific story about whether Trump loves The Troops, conflating the crucial journalistic concept of “confirmation” with “hearing the same idle gossip” or “unproven assertions” is a huge disservice. It is an instrument of propaganda, not reporting. And its use has repeatedly deceived rather than informed the public. Anyone who doubts that should review how it is that MSNBC and CBS both claimed to have “confirmed” a CNN report which turned out to be ludicrously and laughably false. Clearly, the term “confirmation” has lost its meaning in journalism.
Friday, September 04, 2020
Thursday, September 03, 2020
It's in his nature. American Greatness: "Small Crowds, Little Enthusiasm for Joe Biden During ‘Desperation Trip’ to Kenosha."
Lowlights: Slow Joe talked to Jacob Blake and treated him like a returning hero, then went into full-on pander mode claiming that a black man invented the light bulb. There were more members of the press and Secret Service on hand than real Americans who support Biden.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Here they go again. This morning, NPR featured a story with a former employee of DHS who opined that Trump wasn't doing enough to fight domestic terrorism. Here's the story which leaves out the section of the story I heard on the radio repeating the Charlottesville lie.
If you click on the link reading "10-minute listen" and then fast-forward to 7:20, there it is. Again. The "very fine people" lie that will never die.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
MARTIN: And as we understand it, President Trump will not be visiting the family of - either Jacob Blake or his family. I want to ask about what the president has said about Kyle Rittenhouse. This is the 17-year-old suspected of shooting and killing two protesters in Kenosha. As we hear in our previous conversation, he said it appeared that Rittenhouse was, quote, "in very big trouble and probably would have been killed." There is no conclusive evidence to support that claim. But what do you believe to be the effects of those remarks?
MARTIN: Just in seconds remaining, I want to ask about what Joe Biden said. He criticized President Trump for fomenting divisions, but he also said rioting is not protesting. And recent polls indicate that support for Black Lives Matter, especially among white people, is slipping because of the violence from protests in Kenosha. Do you think all this is taking a political toll on Democrats?BOWEN: Well, I think that there are white supremacists that are implanting themselves in these protests, and they are seeking to discredit the movement.
MARTIN: David Bowen - he's a Democratic state representative in Wisconsin and a member of Wisconsin's state Legislative Black Caucus. He joined us on Skype. Thank you so much for your time.
“Without evidence?” There’s video. And the President referenced the video.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) September 1, 2020
What are we doing here?
Monday, August 31, 2020
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Oh man. Biden’s internal polling must be horrendous. https://t.co/4xDKwHSxu6— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Democrats hate it when there's diversity of thought within their ranks.
Monday, August 24, 2020
That dinosaur had it coming.
So, now the bar is raised for the debates since Kierkegaard’s fanboy is the master of rhetoric and the font of all wisdom. He can’t just come out, stand there, and win by not forgetting to zip up his fly or by foregoing groping a production assistant. He’s going to have to deal with Trump, who is as vital and focused as Biden is desiccated and lost. Sure, Joe will have the moderators Candy Crowleying for him big time, trying to cover for his incoherence and take Trump off his game. If Trump is cunning and bloodthirsty, which he is, he’ll ignore the media offensive line, blitz right at Biden, and smear him all over the field. Trump has achievements, promises he’s kept, and if you listen to his speeches (he’s back on the road with smaller crowds), he’s making more promises that he’ll keep. What’s Mr. Jill got? His theme is “I’m kind of nice, and pay no attention to the agenda of the communists pulling my strings.” He’ll raise your taxes, ban fracking, suck up to the ChiComs, let rioters run rampant, defund the cops, and try to take your guns. And the Dems’ plan has worked so well that they literally have the worst possible candidate to defend this idiotic agenda against the best and most aggressive GOP politician in decades.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Is MTV still on the air? What are they doing for programming nowadays, pawn shops and storage lockers?
Saturday, August 22, 2020
The Wall Street Journal notes that everything in Biden's so-called "plan" to address coronavirus has been implemented by Trump. In this editorial, the WSJ expands on an opinion piece Karl Rove wrote in July: "Joe Biden’s Lazy New Ideas - On Covid, he doesn’t have any. On climate and the economy, they’re liabilities."
The only new idea Slow Joe has put out is the Federal Mask Requirement which is unconstitutional fantasy unless he means to have Federal officials enforce it.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Jonathan Turley: "$26,578,000,000,000: U.S. Debt Passes Redline at 106 Percent Of GDP."
These are extraordinary times and driving up debt for events like war is expected. But the underlying structural problems of entitlement and other government spending is never addressed and there are never any political consequences.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
President Donald Trump was quick to seek plaudits. Fine. Let him take a bow, whether or not he personally had a whole lot to do with seeing the two sides come together. The fact is, Trump is in the White House right now, when a breakthrough was announced, and there are real, notable differences on the ground.
It has to be scripted. He can’t do on the spot pressers, his dementia becomes too evident. This is who you guys want negotiating on the world stage on behalf of our country. Someone who can’t even do a simple press briefing without a script.— (•_•) (@AsTheWorldBurnz) August 17, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
His argument is that all the things that make the Big Apple special - business, culture, colleges and restaurants - are either closed down or subverted by the availability of high-bandwidth access. For example, businesses are discovering they can get work done with remote workers on Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Why would they rent out the Time/Life building at extraordinary rents to pay commuting workers?
Speaking as somebody who has worked in fiber optics his entire career: you're welcome, America.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Here's Chris Wallace on the Guy Benson radio show: "“The Damnedest Thing I’ve Ever Seen” Chris Wallace On Biden Campaign Not Putting Any Surrogates On Sunday Shows Before Convention." Emphasis in places is mine:
"So I've been doing Sunday shows with conventions. I started on Meet the Press in 1988. I've been doing it on and off. For what? What is that? Thirty two years. And and it always happens that the Sunday before the convention. The campaign puts out top officials to preview the convention and to say this is what we're gonna try to get accomplished. So, you know, we put counting all week on, you know, having a top official from the Biden campaign, the campaign manager, the top pollster, the chief strategist, to talk about what they're going to talk about during this next week. They are not putting anybody out. And at first I thought, well, maybe it's because it's Fox News and they're boycotting us. No, they're not putting anybody out on any of the Sunday shows point. I don't understand what's going on here. This is the damnedest thing I've ever seen that you would you know, you're basically giving a campaign. And as I say, it's a traditional thing. We're gonna do it for the Republicans a week from Sunday. What are you trying to accomplish this week? And they the Biden campaign isn't putting anybody out. And this just is of a piece with the the vice president not not doing really any serious interviews, not answering any questions since the rollout. I don't you know, you can you can try and I understand and has worked pretty well. And he continues to lead with what I'll call the basement strategy. I don't think you can hide from now until Election Day. I just I just don't think it's possible."
So we've already established that Joe Biden won't sit down for extended interviews and his appearances are tightly scripted before the staff comes in and chases reporters away. But now not even surrogates are going to sit down and answer questions? Exactly what is going on here?
What a mess he left behind when he stepped down in 1931. City Journal: "When Authority Vanishes - Chicago’s leaders have surrendered to vandals."
In effect, Chicago has been run over twice. First, machine politics left it with a huge financial and trust deficit among many of its citizens. Now, progressive politics threaten to undermine the legal order, the foundation of the economic growth that the city needs to climb out of its deep hole. Chicago was sick even before the looting and riots of 2020, but things could get worse still. The city could become another Detroit.
In retrospect, Kim Foxx's handling of the Smollett hoax and her subsequent dismissal of felony cases was a window into Chicago's legal atrophy.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
What rough beast is waking from its slumber? Twitchy: "‘This is not a show of confidence’: Even New York Times correspondent thought Joe Biden and Kamala Harris shouldn’t have ducked out on questions."
Seen at Instapundit:
Huh...I can't seem to embed the Tweet. Anyway, it's Sean Ono Lennon tweeting:
Hooray for the Peace deal between Israel and UAE! Wait...what? Trump negotiated it? I meant Boooo! I hate peace, peace is bad! Us dems have always been against peace deals right? Yeah that’s the ticket.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The totally unbiased journalists at Columbia Journalism Review:
Last week, a group called We Have Her Back wrote an open letter demanding that newsrooms treat Biden’s running mate with “the same kind of internal consideration about systemic inequality as you undertook earlier this year,” following the police killing of George Floyd. Leaders from NARAL, EMILY’s List, Time’s Up, and other progressive causes signed on; reporters and columnists echoed the call. Going forward, it’s urgent that we heed their advice in our coverage of Harris.
Won't Sarah Palin be surprised.
Hot Air: "BLM Chicago: Corporations Looted Us Far More Than A Few “Looters” Stole This Weekend." According to the story, the looting in Chicago was an organized event:
This statement might suggest that BLM Chicago had something to do with the planning of the weekend pillaging. The police and the media have already noted that this didn’t resemble normal ad-hoc looting, where a breakdown in order precedes a sudden rush to cash in. When progressive activist priest Rev. Michael Pfleger notices that “this was obviously very orchestrated,” that points to a conspiracy.
Yes, well, a U-Haul pulling up in front of the Magnificent Mile right before the looting started is something of a tip-off.
BLM has framed this in the context of their banner: everybody looted from us so we get to loot back. This goofy drum-circle rationale is all they really need, then anybody and everything is a target. Because, if there's one thing that C.S. Lewis has taught us, once you have "the approval of your own conscience", then all bets are off.
See also: Bill De Blasio's streetfront graffiti.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The two groups penned a letter to Hizzoner last month requesting the pro-cop mural near NYPD headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
But de Blasio refused, declaring in late July that Black Lives Matter “transcends any notion of politics … This is about something much bigger than any one group.”
All political messages are equal but some are more equal than others.
I'll bet he was sure surprised.
Monday, August 10, 2020
In Chicago last night, they were searching for bread in the Apple Store, the Tesla dealership, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the Best Buy. No luck!
Saturday, August 08, 2020
Financial Times: "Joe Biden would be wise to pick Kamala Harris" - "Most of the other contenders for his vice-presidential choice are not ready for prime time."
Kamala Harris was TKO'd by Tulsi Gabbard in that single debate and her campaign never recovered. She's an absolutely awful debater and campaigner, which is why she ended up with zero delegates before dropping out.
Friday, August 07, 2020
Thursday, August 06, 2020
The Bidens reported giving $995 in charitable donations last year — about 0.3% of their income and the highest amount in the past decade. The low was $120 in 1999, about 0.1% of yearly income.Over the decade, the Bidens reported a total of $3,690 in charitable donations, or 0.2% of their income.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
I dunno. I guess if you have small children and want to keep them warm in the winter, that's one thing, but I question the need on a relatively mild summer night. OTOH, there's the whole refrigerator question which becomes dire after 24 hours. I think I might get a (small) generator just for that purpose.
Monday, August 03, 2020
The most predictable thing ever predicted happens, exactly as predicted, and about at the exact time as predicted.Now fly, media monkeys, fly!