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It’s Official: Barack Emo Obama Disappointed By Entire World

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

You've failed Obama again, America. Shame on you for making the man break his promise. — Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 19, 2015 How the Muslim world stomped on Obama’s heart — (@hotairblog) June 20, 2015 Exclusive interview: Obama details his disappointment with Netanyahu — HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) March 22, 2015 […]

‘Someone at the New Yorker Just Discovered the Web, Everybody!’

Friday, June 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In 1977′s Annie Hall, Woody Allen memorably satirized the differences between the cultures of Los Angeles and New York, tropes that exist to this day. And while New Yorkers look down upon L.A. culture with a certain amount of justified bemusement, high tech residents of Silicon Valley observe the patched-together technological infrastructure of New York […]

Apologizing for Losing Audience’s Trust, Brian Williams Moves to MSNBC

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s official: Brian Williams is moving to MSNBC and Lester Holt will formally replace him as ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor, NBC News and MSNBC chairman Andrew Lack announced today,” showbiz bible Variety reports; an appropriate source considering both the Orwellian nature of the Big Three’s TV news operations, and Williams’ desire to transform himself from […]

I Called It In February: NYT Reports Brian Williams Transfers to MSNBC

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Williams to Stay at NBC, but Not as News Anchor,” the New York Times claims tonight: NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident […]

The New York Times Rejects Your Reality and Substitutes Its Own

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book quite as eye-opening as Michael Oren’s Ally, the bestselling historian’s stunning new memoir of his four years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States,” John Podhoretz writes at Commentary. “For what Oren has written is an account of serving as a diplomat during a Cold War […]

Donald Trump is America

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

P.J. O’Rourke at the Daily Beast: “Garish Tastes, Awful Hair: Donald Trump Is America” — or at least America after the left had their way with it in the 20th century. If the 1970s was the Me Decade — i.e., “Let’s Talk About Meeeee!” there’s no bigger “Meeee!” than Donald J. Farging Trump: And in […]

Rachel Dolezal and the Left’s World of Make Believe

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “Rachel Dolezal, Ethnic Politics and the World of Make Believe,” Peter Wehner of Commentary writes: “Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African American woman or a biracial person. And that’s simply not true,” Ruthanne Dolezal said. Her mother said […]

Ain’t No Party Like a Hillary House Party!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

.@HillaryforIA has organized 55 watch parties around IA today. Here’s a peek inside Marshalltown #HillaryHouseParty — Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) June 13, 2015 Feel the excitement! Or the lack thereof — “‘Pitiful’: CNN Finds Only Six People at Hillary’s Iowa Watch Party,” Cortney O’Brien writes at Townhall today: It was such a paltry showing, CNN […]

Just NBC the Chutzpah!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC’s Al Sharpton “Scolds Rachel Dolezal’s Parents: ‘Are You Really Gonna Do This To Your Kid?:’” Al Sharpton has some questions for Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal about why they waited until Friday to appear on TV to discuss their controversial daughter, Rachel Dolazel. Dolazel’s parents outed the NAACP local president as a white woman pretending […]

‘Reductio ad Absurdum Land Speed Record’

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

For the starboard half of the Blogosphere, Rachel Dolezal is the gift that keeps on giving, including this brilliant juxtaposition by James Taranto in his latest “Best of the Web Today” column at the Wall Street Journal: ● “Imagine the reaction if a young white man suddenly declared that he was trapped in the wrong […]

The Eschaton in the Balance

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

To paraphrase Reverend William T. Cummings’ take on newfound faith discovered by bitter cynics trapped within a violent war zone, apparently there were no atheists in the Clinton White House — but certainly plenty of gnostics: ● “Every wedding should have a Hillary Clinton Bible reading.” —Headline, the Politico, yesterday. ● “Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ […]

Great Moments in Instructional Literature

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!!!!! — EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 12, 2015 Priceless-Sebelius face as Memphis state senator Brian Kelsey hands her Website for Dummies book #ObamaFail — Sharon Calvert (@shcalvert13) November 2, 2013 I’m […]

Black Like Me: The Rachel Dolezal Story

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Alternate title: Soul on Vanilla Ice. As Daniel Greenfield writes at Front Page, “NAACP Leader Exposed as White After Faking Hate Crime:” There are a lot of stories about black people passing for white during Segregation. These days the arc of racism has tilted the other way and there are white leftists trying to pass […]

Disney Learns the Hard Way: Shaming Customers is Not a Viable Business Strategy

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: A $190 million summer blockbuster starring George Clooney based on an area in a Disney theme park hits theaters, presumably hoping to rake in at least that much at the box office. Its narrative goal, however: to get you to stop caring so much about […]

Clinton-Era Housing Market Schemes Worked Out Well For All Concerned, Eh?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Microeconomics version: The couple that introduced Clinton when he unveiled his housing strategy went into foreclosure — Nick Timiraos (@NickTimiraos) June 8, 2015 Macroeconomics version: Oh, and speaking of the Clintons’ more recent real estate schemes to benefit the self-declared “dead broke” and “not truly well off” in desperate need of home-ownership… Left: […]

NBC Anchor Demands that NBC Drop All Men’s Sports Coverage

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“NBC Anchor” really is the television news equivalent of the Florida Man idiot crime spree meme, as I tweeted last month. Although Florida Man would be a lot more fun to have a couple of beers with in-between police line-up appearances than any NBC anchor, especially Melissa Harris-Perry. But as Jack Coleman of NewsBusters writes, […]

When the Leftwing Indoctrination Fails

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Lefty author at Tablet has a conniption fit on “The Day I Discovered My Daughter Was No Dove.” The scene is in Israel, but it’s easy enough to translate it to American politics: So, we were walking down Rothschild Boulevard, hand in hand: she, 10 years old, and me, 38. Both divorced. In her case, […]

At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As we saw yesterday, the DNC-MSM can’t check on who the two men are standing behind Rick Perry during his presidential run announcement before rushing to ask, as one “Think” “Progress” contributor cluelessly pondered on Twitter, “Who are the 2 dudes standing behind Perry? Are they related? Why so glum?” (Hint: They’re both Navy SEALS, who […]

Exclusive Video: Lincoln Chafee, Metric System Hypocrite

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn to numerology. Louis Farrakhan believes that the hidden mysteries of the number 19 explain how The Man is keeping him down. Similarly, Lincoln Chafee, the longtime RINO who made it official by going over to the left and launched a quixotic presidential […]

Poisoning Pigeons in the Persian Gulf

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Islamofascists certainly are rather obsessed with genitalia, aren’t they? And not just human genitalia either. Which is why, now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: Senior clerics fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have issued a diktat banning pigeon breeding as they claim the sight of the birds’ genitals […]