Monday, June 17, 2019

The culture of theft

Legal Insurrection: "Student journalist: Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft”."

Two observations: the blog Legal Insurrection should absolutely win a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Gibson's Bakery vs. Oberlin College saga.  It's been an amazing expose, revealing the rot that has taken hold at the liberal college.

Second point: the $33 million penalty imposed on Oberlin is the culmination of a permissive atmosphere where entitled SJW are coddled and never told "no"  You'd think that schools like Evergreen College, the University of Missouri, and Hampshire College would have adjusted course when they started shedding hundreds of students.  Maybe a multi-million dollar fine will send the message they failed to receive when they had the chance.

As a refreshing contrast, here's the administrators at Ohio State telling students to GTFO or they're going to be arrested then expelled:

"We gotta fix this health care mess!" - Amnesiac Joe Biden

Twitchy: "‘Swore he took care of that’! Joe Biden just admitted we were right about Obamacare all along."  #BFD indeed.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

But Orange Man!

The Hill: "Aren't delirious Democrats now accusing Team Obama of treason?"

It's ironic that the only person in Washington who has been definitely shown to have not colluded with foreign powers is Donald Trump.  Do Democrats really want to dredge up their history in the Ukraine, the bogus Steele dossier, and allowing Russian interference?

Let's have that discussion, by all means.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Firing Comey is a "dead letter"

This story was on NPR's Morning Edition yesterday but you need to wait a day until the transcript shows up.  GWU law professor Jonathan Turley had some thoughts about the charges against Trump on obstruction of justice.  He's not impressed:
TURLEY: Correct. Well, firing the FBI director, I think, is a dead letter. I don't think that can be the basis of obstruction. There was a great number of people that believe that Comey should be fired. It didn't impact the investigation, ultimately. A special counsel was appointed. And there is a myriad reasons to do it.
And he's pretty down on the "obstruction" involving White House counsel McGahn:
TURLEY: Well - but also, what the White House has argued is that we wanted to raise a conflict of interest, and that's a legitimate thing for us to raise with the deputy attorney general. And we did not order him to be actually fired, and we weren't trying to stop the investigation.
Speaking of NPR, this afternoon somebody said "we're joined by Adam Schiff" and it was time to put on classic rock.  This guy has nothing.

Get woke, go super broke

Legal Insurrection: "Oberlin College to Jury: We’re cash poor and big punitive award to Gibson’s Bakery will hurt students." 

Monday, June 10, 2019

AOC has never seen "Oleanna"

I've pretty much given up on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because it's obvious she's an idiot who mouths off kneejerk socialism while running away from substantive debate.  Ever the victim, she's beset by sexism, racism, ageism, and people failing to understand her "dry humor."

Today she responded to a story where 60% of male managers indicated they're uncomfortable mentoring female employees because they might be #MeToo'd to death.  In her glib fashion (or maybe it's sarcasm), AOC declares "Is it really that hard to not be creepy?"  It certainly is when there's women like AOC around.

In 1992, American playwright David Mamet premiered a play called "Oleanna".  In that play, a female student utterly ruins her professor's life in a series of escalating conflicts where false accusations stack up until he is overwhelmed.  Mamet saw it coming 27 years ago.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Oberlin College loses

No other person in news or bloggery has been following the case of Gibson's Bakery vs. Oberlin College like Legal Insurrection.  Read the whole thing: "VERDICT: Jury awards Gibson’s Bakery $11 million against Oberlin College."

Friday, June 07, 2019

Biden caves on the Hyde amendment

Twitchy: "Awkward: Biden aide ‘struggled badly’ on CNN to explain boss’s Hyde Amendment one-eighty."  As noted here, the video is remarkable because of the presence of journalism.  The CNN interviewer simply wants an answer as to how Biden supported the Hyde amendment for 42 years (!), reaffirmed his position on Wednesday, then flipped completely on Thursday.

Extra - The Hill: "Such explanations beg the question of what justification — other than cold-eyed political calculation — could be offered for such a rapid U-turn on an issue that is fundamentally the same as it ever was."

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Broke my phone

Bad news: screen's all screwed up.
Good news: thanks to the "cloud" nothing is lost.  Working off an old Samsung.