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De Blasio’s Morning Joe Howler: We’ll Restore Decrepit Subways by Taxing the Rich

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:15:45 +0000

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio played make-believe during his Wednesday Morning Joe appearance, and everyone else present let him do so without challenge. His deepest dive into fantasyland was his contention that he can raise the money needed to repair and improve Gotham’s decrepit subway system by “taxing millionaires and billionaires,” which would only [...]



Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011818)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:04 +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: Pro-life bill would eliminate vast majority of legal abortions in Poland

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:55:38 +0000

From Warsaw, Poland: Jan 15, 2018 / 12:46 pm Lawmakers in Poland proposed pro-life legislation last week that would outlaw abortions performed because of a congenital disorder or deformity in the unborn child. Members of parliament shot down a “Save Women” bill Jan. 10 that would have liberalized abortion access, allowing abortion through the first [...]



Positivity: Trump to address March for Life via livestream

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:21:06 +0000

From Washington: Jan 17, 2018 / 01:50 pm U.S. President Donald Trump will address participants in the 45th national March for Life via live video, the White House confirmed Wednesday. The march, held annually on or near the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, recognizes the lives lost since abortion became [...]



CNN’s Romans Hides Dow’s 2 Years of Pre-Presidential Election Flatness

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:49:36 +0000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 26,000 for the first time on Wednesday. When it first jumped the 26,000 hurdle during Tuesday’s trading, only to fall back at the close, CNN’s Christine Romans somewhat surprisingly noted it. But as she did, she positively and erroneously spun the market’s awful pre-presidential election history in a [...]



Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011718)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:04 +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.



No Anthem Kneelers Are on Remaining NFL Playoff Teams; NBC Hardest Hit?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:40:47 +0000

On Monday, Valerie Richardson at the Washington Times noted that no teams with players who continued to kneel during the National Anthem before National Football League games until the end of the regular season qualified for the playoffs. A sports psychologist sees a potentially important lesson in this result, while NBC, which has promised to [...]



Cynical Scribes Continue to Downplay Tax Cut-Driven Good News

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:04:17 +0000

Reporters continue to concoct reasons to complain as more than 2 million American individuals and their families have suddenly become better off than they were three weeks ago. Even the news that the nation’s largest retailer is raising its nationwide minimum wage while paying bonuses of up to $1,000 to every employee, and that an [...]



Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011618)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:03 +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: Vikings QB calls miraculous touchdown pass only third-best moment of his life

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:55:53 +0000

At The Blaze (video at link): January 15, 2018 The heart-pounding NFC divisional playoff game Sunday night between the Minnesota Vikings and the visiting New Orleans Saints will be remembered for a long time. The Saints came all the way back from a 17-point deficit to take a 21-20 lead with three minutes left. The [...]



This Is Why the Concept of Papal Infallibility Has Specific Limits

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:04:48 +0000

Though the press likes to pretend that papal infallibility exists on everything that comes out of the Pope’s mouth (when they like it; when they don’t, they just pretend he never said it), its application is limited to spiritual matters relating to church dogma and individual salvation. It’s not relevant to political or scientific disputes. [...]



Laura Ingraham Uniquely Details Deportations, Criminal Records of Denver Drug Bust Suspects

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:51:57 +0000

On Friday’s Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham again devoted much of her program to illegal immigration and the DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) program. In the process, she detailed the prior arrest and immigration records of five of the six men who are hardly children who were arrested last week in Colorado for running [...]



Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011518)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:00:03 +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: Martin Luther King

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:55:22 +0000

Related — “How MLK’s Faith Influenced His Public Life.” Also: Dr. Ben Carson’s 2014 tweet — “As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. let us pay more attention to the content of one’s character than the color of one’s skin.” From the Nobel Peace Prize’s biography: Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, [...]



NY Times and CNN Take Their Anti-Trump Psychobabble to the Dogs

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:34:23 +0000

In a January 8 New York Times column, novelist and self-proclaimed dog lover Jennifer Weiner (rhymes with “diner”) showed that she has problems with the Trump family not owning a dog. In the process, she lied like one about Trump’s attitude towards the family pets of Vice President Mike Pence, and repeated the lie on [...]