Saturday, January 18, 2020

That seems kinda important

Andrew McCarthy: "The Hole in the Impeachment Case."  "Something is missing from the charges against Trump: An impeachable offense."

Grandpa Joe wants to take your Social Security

Politico: "Biden charges Sanders camp ‘doctored video’ to attack him."  "But the video in question — of Biden’s 2018 remarks to the Brookings Institution think tank — was not doctored by Sanders, whose campaign this month stepped up criticisms of Biden’s record on Social Security."

Extra - Twitchy: "Joe Biden accuses Sanders campaign of putting out ‘doctored video’ of him regarding Social Security."

And this - Fox News: "Biden, Sanders trade fire over Social Security." 

Liberal hacks

Federalist: "If CNN Can’t Take Punches, They Shouldn’t Be Throwing Them."

Their appeal is becoming more selective

Victory Girls: "Women’s March 2020 – The Retreat of the Pussyhats."

It's possible there were fewer women at the march this year because they're all working

Dragging out the Kavanaugh playbook

Byron York: "Can Democrats produce a daily impeachment show?"
From now until the trial is over, and perhaps beyond, Republicans expect Democrats to come up with some new something on a regular, if not daily, basis. GOP defenders are beginning to see the next month in the Senate not so much as an impeachment trial but as a replay of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings: a fait accompli that becomes a cliffhanger with new and progressively more spectacular allegations. None of them were true, but they threw Republicans on the defensive and plunged the confirmation into chaos for a while.

For Democrats facing an uphill climb in a Republican-controlled Senate, why not try the same thing at the very highest level, an effort to remove the president?
Save us Lev!  You're our only hope.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Welcome to the party, pal!

American Spectator: "Sanders Supporters Shocked to Find Bias at CNN" - "Did these people actually believe the cable network was in the news business?"


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The blackout effect

Macworld: "Tech lessons from 72 hours without electricity" - "Backup batteries, solar charges, and UPS boxes kept me afloat during three days mostly cut off from the world."

Yes, it's awful to be off the internet for a couple hours.  As somebody who has lived through several New England snowpocalypses, I would also recommend appliances that run off of camp propane canisters like a camp light, camp heater, and a camp stove.  Personally, I also have a cord of hardwood to burn if things get a little rough.  Think Frontierland.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Flynn thinks twice

Washington Examiner: "Michael Flynn files to withdraw guilty plea."  "The motion, which cites "the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement," comes one week after the Justice Department asked a federal judge to sentence President Trump's former national security adviser to up to six months in prison."

Rough day for Boston sports

ESPN: "Alex Cora out as Red Sox manager following sign-stealing scandals."

Fox News: "Patriots star Tom Brady's Gillette Stadium suite 'cleaned out'."

Monday, January 13, 2020

In a just world, this should be the end of Warren

Twitchy: "‘I thought a woman could win; he disagreed’: Elizabeth Warren issues a statement about her meeting with Bernie Sanders."

Long story short: the Warren campaign leaked that Bernie Sanders said the he didn't think a woman could win the Presidency.  Warren - a thoroughly known liar - confirmed it in a statement but then tried to wrap the whole mess in one of her campaign speeches.  I completely agree with Matt Walsh: I have "no dog in this fight between kooky socialists" but Warren handled this in the worst way possible by floating out the allegation and then claiming she's really focusing on bigger issues.  It's a slimy example of character assassination by innuendo.

Now I am going to watch tomorrow's debate for the fireworks.

Update: "Obama alumnus says Elizabeth Warren’s statement on Bernie Sanders was ‘essentially a suicide bomb’"

It's satire, I think

Babylon Bee: "CNN Reporter Informs Iranian Protesters They're Supposed To Be Shouting 'Death To America'"

Joe Biden wants to cut your Social Security

The Intercept: "Fact check: Joe Biden has advocated cutting Social Security for 40 years."

Sunday, January 12, 2020

"He does know there are cameras, right?"

Washington Examiner: "Stop gaslighting us: Yes, Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War."

At a recent campaign stop, Grandpa Joe was asked about his opposition to the Bin Laden raid and he claimed that - oh heavens no - he advised Obama to "go" with the mission in private.  I pray that he repeats this explanation in a debate sometime soon.

DNC conspires to kneecap Bernie again

Since nobody can figure out what Pelosi's goal was in holding back the articles of impeachment, this theory is as good as any.  Fox News: "McCarthy says Pelosi holding articles of impeachment to hurt Sanders' Iowa chances."

Flashback - to 2016: "Leaked Emails Suggest DNC Was Conspiring Against Bernie Sanders."

Analysis: true

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Hmmmmm....

This is interesting.  PJ Media: "Iran Protesters Curse Soleimani, Chant 'Death to Khamenei!'"

Funny, I've been reliably told that Trump's action against Soleimani have united Iran against America.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

This week in gaffes with Sundown Joe

I laughed at this excerpt from a Matt Taibbi story in Rolling Stone: "Campaign Diary: Notes from the Most Unpredictable Primary Race Ever."
In the days after the New Year, Biden announced he’d be willing to pick a Republican running mate and also said coal miners should “learn to program.” He will go on to say “no one understood Obamacare” in Iowa. Reporters almost universally think he’d be a s**t candidate against Trump, but voters haven’t agreed: he’s still at or near the top of polls.
Believe me, I'm baffled as well, and I think it just comes back to name recognition and Obama nostalgia in the Democrat party.  Kurt Schlichter is likewise confused:
Right now, he’s [Biden] the leader in the polls and he’s the most likely to be nominated. There are two reasons. The first is that he has legacy black Democrat support. He’s the closest to a traditional Democrat, as opposed to one of the faculty lounge snobs that makes up most of the rest of the race. The second is that he has been designated The Democrat Most Likely To Succeed in beating The Donald. It’s unclear why. Sure, some polls say it (though they are shifting in Trump’s direction), but the problem for Joe is that so many liberal media types are wishcasting his victory that they never hit him hard. He’s soft and open to attack.
This is a point I recently made: the media tosses grapefruit questions to Biden with the exception of Peter Doocy who cornered Grandpa Joe on his opposition to the Bin Laden raid followed quickly by Grandpa Joe's inability to face up to his poor decision.  The rest of the media is letting Joe skate by with no hard questions, fat and happy until Donald Trump asks him about Hunter Biden about five seconds into their first debate.