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New Yorker Blames Rand Paul Attack on Smelly Compost and the ‘Sinister Banality’ of Trump

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:20:23 +0000

At The New Yorker on Tuesday, Jeffrey Frank reached what one hopes is the worst we’ll see of Trump Derangement Syndrome — but don’t get your hopes up. Frank, in attempting to analyze what might have caused registered Democrat Rene Boucher to attack Senator Rand Paul two weeks ago, blamed “the sinister banality of American [...]



Press Mostly Indulges UCLA Player’s Dad Who Denies Trump Helped Free His Son

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:54:21 +0000

The 2017 competition for Ingrate of the Year is now closed; the disgraceful distinction belongs to LaVar Bell. Rather than thank President Donald Trump for his part in keeping his son and two other UCLA basketball players from rotting in a Chinese prison for several years, Bell, when asked by ESPN about Trump’s role, shot [...]



Twitter Using ‘Blue Check’ Status As a ‘Big Brother’ Weapon?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:09:48 +0000

The growth in online censorship by tech titans Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s search and YouTube platform is one of the most under-reported stories of the past two years. In the latest disturbing development, Twitter, which has been increasingly heavy-handed in censoring center-right content, content providers, and everyday users since last year’s general election campaign, has [...]



Not News: Hillary Claims Broaddrick, Jones ‘Misremembering History’

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:56:58 +0000

In a Friday radio interview, Hillary Clinton failed to answer a question about her hostile, orchestrated actions against women who credibly accused her husband of sexual harassment and assault during the 1990s. In the process, she accused the alleged victims of “misremembering or misinterpreting history.” On Laura Ingraham’s Friday evening Fox News show, Paula Jones [...]



Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (111917)

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:00:22 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: Italian nun martyred in Somalia takes step toward beatification

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:55:38 +0000

From Vatican City: Nov 10, 2017 / 08:13 pm An Italian nun killed in Somalia in 2006 has been officially recognized as a martyr, as Pope Francis moved her cause for beatification forward this week. Sister Leonella Sgorbati and her Muslim bodyguard, Mohamed Osman Mahamud, were ambushed outside of a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. Sister [...]



Press Encourages LaVar Bell As He Refuses to Credit Trump For Freeing His Son

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:55:09 +0000

The 2017 competition for Ingrate of the Year is now closed; the disgraceful distinction belongs to LaVar Bell. Rather than thank Donald Trump for his role in keeping his son and two other UCLA basketball players from rotting in a Chinese prison for several years, Bell, when asked by ESPN about Trump’s role on Friday, [...]



ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt Insults Millions Who No Longer Watch It

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:12:03 +0000

In a Sports Illustrated “Off the Board” podcast released on Thursday, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt took several cheap shots at the network’s critics, in the process demonstrating how horribly out of touch he is with financial realities at his network. Van Pelt aimed particular venom at those who have decided that they didn’t need to have [...]



Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (111817)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:22 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: 82-year-old woman fights off would-be robber in Tarpon Springs

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:55:40 +0000

From Targon Springs, Florida (video at link): Published: November 6, 2017, 9:24 pm Updated: November 6, 2017, 11:09 pm An 82-year-old Tarpon Springs woman fought off a would-be robber on Monday. Police say Mary Barrineau had just withdrawn cash from the Bank of America on East Tarpon Avenue. When she was headed to her car, [...]



Fake Fact Check: Politifact Gives an Obviously Satirical Bergdahl Entry ‘Pants on Fire’

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:09:13 +0000

Boy, it’s good thing that Google and Facebook have enlisted “fact checkers” like the Associated Press, Snopes, and Politifact to vet questionable stories appearing in their news feeds. After all, those sites are experts at identifying so-called “fake news” … oh, wait a minute. Politifact just wasted its time fact-checking and evaluating a story published [...]



NY Times Op-Ed: ‘The Pence Rule’ Is a False Solution to ‘Male Predation’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:00:13 +0000

On Wednesday, Katelyn Beaty, described as “an editor at large for Christianity Today and the author of ‘A Woman’s Place,’” tried to make “A Christian Case Against the ‘Pence Rule.’”  In the process, she smeared the rule, and the Vice President, as being in place primarily to avoid “male predation.” Give Beaty points for nerve; [...]



Not News: Biden Says Texas Hero ‘Shouldn’t Be Carrying’ the Gun He Had

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:55:43 +0000

Leave it to a gun-grabbing Democrat to see something negative in the life-saving actions of the legal gun owner who put a stop to Devin Patrick Kelley’s killing spree in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5. Asked on Monday to justify the Democratic Party’s position on gun control in light of Stephen Willeford’s heroics that [...]



Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (111717)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:22 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: ‘They were not going to be victims’: Cheektowaga police hail shooting bystanders as heroes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:55:16 +0000

From Cheektowaga, New York: Published November 15, 2017 Updated November 15, 2017 When gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon outside a Dollar General store, two men at a neighboring business jumped into action. And now they’re being called heroes by police. As a man started firing a pump action firearm into the discount store at Union Road [...]