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“Catfish,” “Blue Moon,” and “Pussyface(?)”

Mon, 01 May 2017 02:04:04 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) In my baseball history post yesterday, I mentioned two Kansas City pitchers with great nicknames: Jim “Catfish” Hunter and John “Blue Moon” Odom. If you got the impression that K.C. owner Charlie Finley liked pitchers with colorful nicknames, you are right. Hunter says “Catfish” was a nickname Finley bestowed on him. The pitcher recalled: [Finley] told me, “A player’s got to have a nickname,” and he asked me what I

Le Pen upstages Macron in his home town

Mon, 01 May 2017 01:03:42 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Emmanuel Macron, the frontrunner in France’s presidential election hails from Amiens in the north of France. Amiens is a beautiful city (or was when I visited 15 years ago). Amiens Cathedral is generally considered one of the five most impressive in France. It didn’t disappoint me. But Amiens suffers from economic difficulties. For example, a troubled Whirlpool appliance factory plans to move its tumble-dryer production to Poland. More than 500

Democrats vs. Free Speech

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:15:03 +0000

(John Hinderaker) It’s happening all across the country, not just at bastions of photo-fascism like Berkeley and Middlebury. The University of Arkansas one of many recent instances. Wherever Democrats predominate, they enforce orthodoxy. I seriously believe they would shut us all up, if they could get away with it. The way Michael Ramirez portrays Berkeley goes for the entire Left. Click to enlarge: “Now I can sit down, relax, and burn a

When Democrats lose

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:42:11 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein both spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night. Time has posted their speeches in case you were otherwise occupied at the time. They had some advice for President Trump. In part they revisited past glories covering the Watergate scandal and taking down President Nixon. They have a few loose ends to tie up. For example, they still haven’t discovered what Nixon’s guys were

A Liberal Bubble? Yes, Bee Smug Indeed

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:59:49 +0000

(Steven Hayward) Here’s two minutes of 100 percent pure liberal narcissistic smugness on display, with Jake Tapper challenging “comedienne” Samantha Bee about whether she represents liberal smugness. Despite her bobbing and weaving—and especially the inadvertently revealing admission that “we make the show for ourselves and don’t really care what others think”—her answers amount to: Yes, we are totally smug. Please, please keep this up, and Trump will win 48 states in 2020.