Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts

I've been kinda following this case through the comments of Andrew McCarthy at National Review and the legal experts at Legal Insurrection.  The general perspective was that the defense was lackluster but, from a legal perspective, the second-degree murder charge was way over the top.

In the end, the video of George Floyd begging for his life was always going to override these legal sensibilities. 

Extra - National Review: "The cops had the right and responsibility to use some force to restrain and subdue Floyd, and maybe his death was due in part to other factors besides force. But the extended time involved in this case always made it likely that any reasonable jury would convict Chauvin of some crime bearing responsibility for the death of a man who did not deserve to die."  

That'll teach the po-lice

Blaze: "At least 9 teens shot at 12-year-old's birthday party — and not one of the 60 attendees will make a formal statement."  

Friday, April 16, 2021

They sure have a surplus of material

Real Clear Politics: "Has the Washington Post Fact-Checker Held Biden Accountable?" - "While fact-checkers are sometimes prone to mistakes or biased reporting, as all media outlets are, it’s important to evaluate their work honestly and give credit where credit is due. The Washington Post has been fair in criticizing the president’s misstatements, and we hope to see this continue." 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Now the truth can be told. Once again.

Federalist: "Surprise! The ‘Russian Bounty’ Story Hyped Up By Corrupt Media To Hurt Trump Turned Out To Be Fake News."  

If anybody in the media besides Glenn Greenwald had an ounce of honesty, they'd admit the media response in 2020 was to kneecap Trump and drag that decrepit plagiarist over the finish line.  

Everybody isn't Archie Bunker

Reason: "When Everything Is 'Systemic Racism,' People Will Tune Out the Term" - "Leveling that grave accusation at every aspect of American life will produce disengagement, alienation, and reaction."

I don't think this thing is going anywhere

This is just some red meat for the base.  Daily Wire: "Democrats Introducing Legislation To Pack Supreme Court With 4 New Justices, Report Says."

You can tell this is a stunt from the lineup of supporters including Jerry Nadler, Hank Johnson, and my own nutcase Senator Ed Markey.  I'd like to believe that there are more than a dozen Democrats in the Senate who are privately mortified at such a brazen power grab.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Run from the border

Miranda Devine: "Kamala Harris' response to Biden's border crisis is close to absurd"

It’s humiliating for President Joe Biden that in the almost three weeks since he appointed Kamala Harris as his border point woman, she still hasn’t visited the disaster zone, come up with a plan or held a press conference on the migrant crisis.

Instead, she’s visited a water treatment plant in California and a bakery in Chicago, where the press pool reported on her sweet tooth last week.

"Her favorite is German chocolate, and [she] gets that for her birthday each year, and her staff had pre-ordered a slice for her. The bakery’s specialty is caramel cake, and she said she was looking forward to that too."

Isn't that nice?  

Saturday, April 10, 2021

This outcome was foreseen ten months ago

NY Post: "Marxist BLM leader buys $1.4 million home in ritzy LA enclave."  
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the leader of Black Lives Matter and a self-described Marxist, recently purchased a $1.4 million home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood where the vast majority of residents are white, according to reports.

The home, which features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is nestled in Topanga Canyon and has a separate guesthouse on the property, according to a celebrity real estate blog which reported the transaction last week
Ten months ago, Reddit hosted an "Ask me Anything" with the managing director of Black Lives Matter.  This session was unintentionally comical because of how this person absolutely refused to answer a single question about the financial transparency of BLM.  You knew it was only a matter of time before all that fat cash started showing up in fancy homes, cars, and jewelry.

What is Kamala doing at the border?

Fox News: "Kamala Harris has gone 17 days without a news conference since being tapped for border crisis role."

Does anybody have the slightest idea what she's doing to address the border crisis?  Anything at all?

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Biden lies and lies and lies

Hot Air: "Biden: Trust me, I'm not violating the Constitution with my gun-control orders".

Here's something that Sleepy Joe said in his prepared statement: "You go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want--no background check."

This is a complete lie.  Considering this is a text of a Presidential address, one needs to ask: is there anybody doing any fact-checking?  Or are these Joe's own scribbles of stuff he just made up along the way?  Does he believe his own nonsense or does he just add it for affect, knowing that the mainstream media isn't going to question him?