Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
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!
The opinion piece from Elizabeth Drew: "Let's scrap the Presidential debates." Of course.
So this idea was floated a couple weeks back by the NYT's Tom Friedman and then raised again last week by Democrat hatchet man Joe Lockhart. Now it's time to keep the drumbeat going with some timely opinion pieces in the NY Times and Washington Post, followed by a Chuck Todd commentary.
Why so scared? C'mon, we all know why: "Dan Bongino: Sources Say Joe Biden Is Reaching the Point of No Return, Democrats Will Have a Decision to Make."
We’ve all seen how hard Biden’s campaign is working to hide his mental degradation. This is a guy who can’t give a short press conference without a list of hand chosen reporters to call on and detailed notes on how to answer basic questions. Absolutely nothing he does anymore is off the cuff, which is why said press conferences only happen ever three to four months. His speeches are short and even his most scripted moments are painful to watch. He’s been doing live streams from his basement and routinely forgets that he’s talking to a recording. Just the other day, he forgot where he was again, a very common theme from many of his public appearances.All I can say about Dan Bongino is that he's a former Secret Service agent so I suspect he's been hearing rumors filtered through Joe Biden's detail. The media elite see it, so they have to align their narrative on Biden's eventual withdrawal from the debates.
More - Althouse: "I knew this was coming, and I'm expecting a lot more of this: "Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates."
Democrats are waking up to the terrifying realization that if #HollowJoe debates, he's done. And if he doesn't debate, he's done because he didn't debate.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) August 3, 2020
Dems also suspect they really DID push Trump supporters to lie to pollsters. #Landslide2020
Sunday, August 02, 2020
John Lewis’s funeral was in Georgia. Dozens of Members of Congress were there.— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) July 30, 2020
Georgia is on Washington DC Mayor Bowser’s list of states that require 2 week mandatory quarantine for 14 days
Are these politicians going into quarantine, or are rules just for the little people?
Take a wild guess.
Saturday, August 01, 2020
To be even more specific, the social justice warriors at Evergreen State College didn’t have a hope of out-arguing Professor Bret Weinstein on any topic. But by showing up as a group they could label him a racist and demand his firing. The goal wasn’t enlightenment, it was power.I call this the "Lecturing Mike Pence from the Hamilton stage" level of debate. You're not meant to respond, you're supposed to just shut up and take it.