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Reporter to Trump: Is An Accused Child Molester Better Than A Democrat?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:01:54 +0000

[guest post by Dana] To which President Trump responded: Well, he denies it. Look, if you look at what is really going on, you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen, and you know, you have to listen to him […]

Hyper-Partisanship Is More Dangerous Than “The Left”

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:29 +0000

I am a conservative — at least, what we used to call a conservative. I don’t think I’ve ever voted for a Democrat in my life. I’m probably as hard-core in favor of limited government, the Constitution, and the free market as anyone you’ll find on this site. I oppose government intervention in the economy […]

NEWSWEEK: You Know, Charles Manson Kinda Reminds Us of That Donald Trump Fella

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:22 +0000

When a mass murderer dies, what is the first thing Big Media does? Of course: figure out how they can write a click-baity headline that ties the news to Donald Trump. And so, we have NEWSWEEK with the following actual not-from-the-Onion headline: That is . . . that is special, isn’t it? Please note, the […]

Rep. John Conyers Settled Wrongful Dismissal Complaint Involving Sexual Misconduct

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:17:39 +0000

[guest post by Dana] Yesterday, the longest-serving House member, Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, made the news when it was revealed that a former female employee claimed she was fired for refusing his sexual advances, including being told to touch his genitals, share a hotel room with him while on business trips, as well […]

Offended POTUS: American Citizens Should Have Remained In Custody In Communist Country

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:55:30 +0000

[guest post by Dana] While there has been much debate about President Trump’s use of Twitter since he took office, his “shoot from the hip” style is less likely to meet with approval from an increasing number of supporters. Here at Patterico’s Pontifications, there have been numerous posts about the president’s Twitter habit and the […]

Charles Manson’s Death Reminds Us Why We Need the Death Penalty

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:55 +0000

Andrea Ruth had a post earlier today about the death of Charles Manson. Andrea’s post extensively covered Manson’s crimes and said good riddance to this evil man. In this post, in addition to agreeing with Andrea’s sentiments about Manson, I want to take a moment to remind us all that we need the death penalty. […]

Al Frankenstien, Serial Groper

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:58:46 +0000

Details here. For extra partisan points, treat these allegations in a completely different manner from the way you treated those against Roy Moore. Hint: lame, easily refuted distinctions are the best way to paper over your tribalist double standard. UPDATE: Link fixed. There is a new accuser. [Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 45

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:00:56 +0000

The title of the cantata is “Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist” (It has been told to you, man, what is good). Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 25:14-30, the parable of the bags of gold: “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his […]

Apple’s First VP Of Diversity And Inclusion Steps Down

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:33:08 +0000

[guest post by Dana] Last May, Denise Young Smith was named vice president of diversity and inclusion at Apple. She has been described as Silicon Valley’s most powerful black woman. At the end of this year, however, Young Smith will be leaving Apple, a company that prides itself on a focus to hire more women […]

Saturday Levity

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:56:55 +0000

Language warning. The robots are just as annoyed with the frustrations of life as you and I are. [Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]