Monday, November 29, 2021

Remember the victims of race hate

PJ Media: "Remember Him? 'Joosie Smoolyay's' Delayed Trial for 2019 Race Hoax Is Underway."

I didn't think Jussie Smollett would be able to push through the pain he's experienced but he plans to defend himself from these scurrilous charges that he faked a racial attack from three years ago. 

In a totally unrelated note, it's been nearly two months since the University of Massachusetts launched an investigation into racist emails sent to black groups on campus; an incident that gained national attention when reported by the Associated Press.  
The university has hired a cybersecurity firm, Stroz Friedberg Digital Forensics, to investigate the source of the anonymous emails.

The investigation will also try to determine whether the emails are “an isolated matter or part of a larger white supremacist campaign,” he said.
C'mon, Stroz Friedberg, two months of justice delayed is justice denied!  Either these white supremacist email senders are incredibly sophisticated in covering up their digital tracks, or there's another explanation.  But what could that other explanation be?  Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

We fear this "iceburg incident" will harm Capt. Smith's reputation

Also, those darn anti-Titanic critics will surely pounce.  Newsbusters: "ABC/NBC Most Concerned With How Omicron Variant Hurts Biden’s Agenda."

Extra - From Instapundit

More - Red State: "For those still harboring the notion that journalists at national news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and the like are focusing like laser beams on Omicron out of concern for how it may negatively impact the American people, news anchors at both NBC News and ABC News gave the game away during rather revealing segments this morning where they fretted on how a potential mass outbreak of the new variant on par with the Delta variant could … hurt Joe Biden and Democrats next year." 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Coercion breeds resentment

Tablet Magazine: "America by Gaslight" - "When institutions and authority figures present open questions as settled and use coercive power to get their way, the collapse of public trust is a predictable result."

Friday, November 26, 2021

Union rules

Reason: "The Build Back Better Bill Will Give You $12,000 for Buying an Electric Car. Unless It's a Tesla." - "Only vehicles made in unionized U.S. factories qualify for the full amount." 


Hot Air: "WaPo columnist: Isn't everyone tired of Warren's "corporate greed" schtick yet?"
The left’s rhetorical response to the rising political threat of inflation continues to evolve. First they said the problem didn’t exist, and anyone who claimed otherwise was acting in bad faith or spouting Republican propaganda. Then, they said inflation is real — but President Biden’s Build Back Better plan would fix it.

Now, they tell us, inflation might be happening — but it’s the fault of greedy corporations! And those companies must be punished.
The two things that drive me bonkers about Elizabeth Warren is her shopworn rhetoric that 1) everybody's a victim and 2) people have no agency.  We're all just helpless proles, bullied by those greedy corporations, and government intervention (and dependency!) is the only solution.

How's that defund the police effort going?

Glenn Reynolds: "A common thread in Waukesha tragedy, Kenosha shootings: Government failure." - "When is a racial hate crime not a racial hate crime? When it doesn’t advance the left’s, and the Democrats’, narrative." 

Extra - Kimberly Strassel: "Democrats Have a Waukesha Problem - The massacre at a Christmas parade reveals the dangers of their crime policies." 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

39 years old, you say

I listen to NPR (sometimes) on my commute and here's how they described the guy who mowed over and killed a half-dozen Americans with his car:

Police say the suspect is Darrell Brooks Jr., who is 39 years old.

That chronological advancement of the suspect is the only thing we know until "The suspect in the Wis. Christmas parade attack has a previous criminal record"

We've learned that the man accused of driving his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., and killing five people had a history of criminal charges. Police identified the suspect as Darrell Brooks Jr., 39 years old.

Much later in the story, we get the very first description on the race of the suspect:

        YOUSEF: Well, Darrell Brooks is Black...

He is?  Wow, well, it took all of five words to blame this on those darn Whites:

...and Waukesha is 89% white. So predictably, extremists have been exploiting this to sow racial division.

Yes, it's the "Republicans pounce" trope.

Now compare and contrast simply the title of a similarly-charged article: "The trial of 3 white men charged with murdering a Black jogger is nearing an end."  

Gee, it didn't take long - at all - to inject race into this story.

I wonder why we know the race of the now-convicted suspects but not their ages.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Malaise? What malaise?

Reason: "Inflation Is at a 30-Year High. Biden's Big Economy Speech Barely Mentioned It." - "The president should be more worried about inflation, and government responsibility for it, than he's acting."

Today, Dementia Joe decided to "help" by releasing 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  Let's see how that worked out!

It's a good thing I saved my Fourth of July cookout money:

"When will you answer our questions?"

Red State: "Reporter Asks *the* Question of the Day at Conclusion of Joe Biden ‘Presser,’ Gets No Answer."

This is normal.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Add it up

The Corner: "Cornyn Asks for CBO Score of Build Back Better without Gimmicks."  

I dunno, AOC is pretty dumb too

Hot Air: "Axios to Rashida Tlaib: Did you seriously propose a bill to empty all federal prisons?" - "I say this not to be mean, in the spirit of gratuitous partisan nastiness. I say it because it’s true: She’s the dumbest member of Congress."

It's refreshing to see a reporter commit an act of journalism.  

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The ignorance is bottomless

Hot Air: "Misinformation: Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines and shot 3 black people after the murder of Jacob Blake."

Even at this late point in the Rittenhouse saga, the mainstream media and the liberal left (I repeat myself) can't get the most basic facts straight:

Thursday, November 18, 2021

CBO says BBB will add $367 billion to the deficit

Twitchy: "Biden’s tweet about Build Back Better adding zero dollars to the national debt didn’t age well."

"Twelve Angry Men" in reverse

Instead of one holdout for acquittal, there's (potentially) one holdout in the Rittenhouse jury for conviction: "Rittenhouse Verdict Watch: Has Jury Foreperson Gone Rogue And Holding Back Acquittal?"  Legal Insurrection:
I have a growing suspicion that this jury has not yet arrived at a unanimous verdict of acquittal only because of the resistance of juror #54, a woman who also happens to be the foreperson, who seems to be the hold-out against acquittal.

The jury selection risk to Kyle was always going to be that a “mask Karen” type, usually of leftist political persuasion, bossy, entitled, and status-sensitive, would be seated on the jury.  Such a person would be most unlikely to ever vote for acquittal—her social group would necessarily know she had done so, given the unanimous nature of an acquittal.
This trial has been a train wreck from start to finish so a mistrial seems a suitable ending.

Thursday, November 11, 2021


See y'all in about a week.  Chaeyoung can't wink at 0:16:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Dems hate living by the standards they set up for everybody else

Issues & Insights: "Joe Biden Said It: He ‘Should Not Remain As President’" - Quote: "220,000 Americans dead. You hear nothing else I say tonight, hear this. Anyone who … is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America." 

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Keep it up

National Review: "The Left Doubles Down on ‘CRT Isn’t Taught in Schools’." - "Newsflash: Gaslighting voters — telling them that the curriculum that they’re seeing with their own eyes doesn’t exist, and that they’re racist for thinking it does — backfires. Who would have thought?

Monday, November 08, 2021

How you can tell a Democrat is in the White House

Just here for the ratio

Red State: "San Fran Chronicle Gets Responses They Deserve After Ridiculous 'Tolerance' Suggestion on Burglaries."

This is how the law and order discussion evolves in coastal, liberal cities until eventually the populace has had enough and votes in somebody to clean up the mess: "Law and order Republican wins Seattle City Attorney race."  

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Didn't make it three days

So much for all that: "US appeals court blocks Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate"
A federal appeals court in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s latest COVID-19 vaccination mandate, giving the government until Monday afternoon to submit a response.

An emergency stay, issued Saturday from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, prevents the White House from requiring all full and part-time workers at private-sector companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear face masks. 

In its decision, the court cited “grave statutory and constitutional” concerns about the government’s mandate, which is scheduled to take effect on January 4.
Now we know why it took the Labor Department two months to write this OSHA rule: it was a constitutional minefield.  Let's go Brandon.

Democracy dies in fiction

Twitchy: "Washington Post notes that Durham probe indictment casts doubt on previous WaPo reports alleging Trump/Russia collusion."

It was sure nice of them to admit fault in very small print in a tiny footnote

Maddow's gonna Maddow

Matt Taibbi: "Rachel Maddow's Shocking New Low" - "With last night's loony response to the indictment of Igor Danchenko, the MSNBC anchor takes a bold leap off the credibility cliff." 

Sheesh, this guy really doesn't like the infrastructure bill

Philip Klein: "Disgraceful House Republicans Rescue Biden’s Flailing Agenda."

I'm not reflexively against government spending: it should be used for bridges, roads, and shiny new aircraft carriers.  What it should not be used for is "life of Julia" dependence on the government, which is the basis for the bloated Build Back Better bill.

House moderates negotiated a vote on BBB in exchange for a score from the Congressional Budget Office. I suspect this will be the fig leaf they need to tank the whole bill since it will most assuredly show spending levels much higher and tax revenues much lower than advertised.

So we had a three-month delay on passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Squad ended up with nothing to show for that silly dilatory tactic.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Where the white women at?

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

The moment I knew Youngkin was going to win

Right here: "Biden: We're going to win tonight in Virginia."

I have to be honest, I wasn't sure Youngkin would win tonight.  I spend quite a bit of time on the Conservative subreddit and red voters from Virginia were very down on his chances.  They said that McAuliffe was running commercials around the clock and that the northern counties would overwhelm the rest of the state.  Guess not.  It looks like that shock Fox News poll showing Youngkin winning by 8% is going to undercount his margin of victory.

There will be plenty of time for postmortems, but repeating "Trump" like a deranged Tourette's patient was a huge mistake, Terry.

Tax cuts for the rich

The Corner: "Democrats’ Shell Game on SALT Deduction." - "After all the talk about how everything was infrastructure, and the reconciliation bill was going to transform America, Democrats are prepared to make the single largest item in the bill the restoration of a tax deduction that primarily benefits the wealthy."

Monday, November 01, 2021

Gaming the CBO score

The Corner: "How Manchin’s Attack on ‘Budget Gimmicks’ Could Be Death Knell for Biden Agenda."
What he's talking about here is something I addressed last week when I wrote about the “Build Back Better” framework. As Democrats were forced to pare down the price-tag of the bill, one thing they did was to only fund certain programs for a few years, in hopes that as they gained a constituency, they would get extended indefinitely. In the meantime, they can create the appearance of a less costly bill.

CBO considers the impact of a bill over a ten-year budget window and its analysts can only evaluate what’s put in front of them. In the current framework, Democrats extend the per child family allowance for a year, expand Obamacare for four years, and create universal pre-K and child-care programs that are only funded for six. If the CBO were to score this bill, they would only consider the costs for one, four, and six years, respectively. But what Manchin is talking about when he says “if you extend it permanently” is that he is trying to think about the ten-year cost of the bill if these new welfare programs remain in place beyond the expiration dates laid out in the framework. Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute has said the true cost of the framework is close to $4 trillion over a decade on that basis.
This isn't the first time the Democrats have manipulated the CBO score:
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber explained to academics last year. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that.”
As Gruber noted, it's important to take advantage of the "stupidity of the American voter." 

I called it

Hey, I got one right!

Let's go, Braves!