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NY Times, As Hillary Schemes to Undermine the Electoral College: ‘Spontaneous’ Sightings Are ‘A Political Salve’

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:49:02 +0000

At the New York Times on Friday, Amanda Hess regaled readers over how the “spontaneous” and “chance” sightings of Hillary Clinton since Election Day have made Mrs. Clinton “a new folk hero.” Her virtual hagiography even made it to Page C1 of the paper’s Saturday print edition. There’s more sap in Hess’s writeup than one could likely collect from all [...]



Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (120616)

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:50:37 +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: How to celebrate Christmas with Benedictine nuns

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:45:48 +0000

From Kansas City, Missouri: Dec 4, 2016 / 03:02 pm As the Christmas season approaches, the hit-making community of Benedictine nuns based in Missouri have released an album full of carols with which to greet the newborn Christ. “Our greatest hope is that these songs will truly ‘lift up our hearts’ to the Infant King, [...]



Not News: Black Lives Matter Praises Castro’s Harboring of Cop-Killers

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:21:21 +0000

No review of the reactions of leftists and the establishment press (but I repeat myself) to the death of Fidel Castro would be complete without seeing what the wonderful, caring people (that’s sarcasm, folks) at Black Lives Matter wrote after the Cuban dictator died. BLM’s reaction is at a website called Medium.com. Since that post [...]



Told Ya: Team Clinton Tried to Bluff Its Way to Victory

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:49:43 +0000

How many times did yours truly contend that Team Clinton was putting out false signals of confidence during the presidential campaign, but that they were really deeply worried about losing to Donald Trump? (Answer: Several, including here and here) Here’s evidence that their operation in Michigan was one big head-fake: A senior official from Clinton’s campaign [...]



November ISM Non-Manufacturing: 53.2 Percent, Up From 51.9 Percent in October

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:37:13 +0000

From the Institute for Supply Management this morning (bolds are mine; most paragraph breaks added by me): Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 82nd consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. … The NMI® registered 57.2 percent in November, 2.4 [...]



November ISM Manufacturing: 53.2 Percent, Up From 51.9 Percent in October

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:23:38 +0000

From the Institute for Supply Management last Thursday (bolds are mine; most paragraph breaks added by me): Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. … The November PMI® registered 53.2 [...]



Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (120516)

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:17 +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: How Jimmy Stewart’s war service affected ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:55:06 +0000

From Nina Metz at the Chicago Tribune: November 30, 2016; 6:49 p.m. As we stare headlong into the approaching holiday season, the 1946 James Stewart classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” is set to make its annual television appearance Saturday on NBC. It was the first movie Stewart made when he returned home after serving as [...]



AP, As Castro’s Ashes Interred: A ‘Near-Religious Farewell’

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:46:56 +0000

A funny thing happened on the way to delivering Fidel Castro’s ashes to their final resting place. According to an Associated Press photo caption, soldiers had to “push the jeep and trailer carrying the ashes of the late Fidel Castro after the jeep briefly stopped working during Castro’s funeral procession near Moncada Fort in Santiago, [...]



NY Times Falsely Claims No Soldiers Died Due to Bergdahl’s Desertion

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:10:39 +0000

In a December 2 dispatch covering Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s request for a presidential pardon appearing at Page A18 in Saturday’s print edition, New York Times reporter Charlie Savage insisted that President-Elect Donald Trump’s 2015 campaign rally assertion that U.S. soldiers had died searching for Bergdahl after his desertion was false. Savage even claimed that allegations [...]



Positivity: Christmastime in New Orleans — a holiday celebration unlike any other

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:03:59 +0000

From New Orleans: Dec 1, 2016 / 05:03 pm When most people think of New Orleans, they think of Mardi Gras. The raucous parades, elaborate masks, and colorful beads associated with the Carnival season are largely synonymous with the southern Louisiana city. But to Raymond Arroyo, host of EWTN’s The World Over, the Big Easy [...]



Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (120416)

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:00:17 +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.



Newsweek Claims ‘Madam President’ Issue, With Soviet-Level Devotion to Hillary, Was Outsourced

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:58:33 +0000

Did you know that some Donald Trump supporters actively advocated for repealing the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote almost a century ago? Or that Hillary Clinton, who memorably characterized half of Trump’s supporters as “a basket of deplorables … racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it,” really “went high” as [...]



Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (120316)

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:00:57 +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.