May 25, 2019

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OFFICIAL DNC WAR ROOM ACCOUNT CALLS BLACK NEUROSURGEON A ‘MORON:’

Impressive ratio on this tweet. Why is the Democratic Party such a cesspit of racism, and the mirror image of the alt-right?

THE SAT’S ADVERSITY SCORE: Redlining In Reverse.

FOR SOME THAT’S NOT A BUG, BUT A FEATURE: Rural Americans would be serfs if we abolished the Electoral College.

AGGRESSOR IN GHOST PAINT: An F-16 from the 64th Aggressors Squadron takes off from Nellis AFB, Nevada wearing the unit’s new “ghost” paint scheme. According to the caption, the new paint scheme was based on an idea “generated from the 57th Wing commander’s social media account…”

WHAT PASSES FOR “WHITE SUPREMACY” IN THE 21st CENTURY: “So ‘white supremacy’ consists of such sinister elements as perfectionism, sense of urgency, ‘worship of the written word’– I suppose that means using correct grammar and spelling, ‘either/or thinking,’ individualism and objectivity. I think I am starting to get the picture. One thing that puzzles me, however, is the inclusion of ‘right to comfort.’ Isn’t it leftists who think they have a right to ‘safe spaces’ where they can’t be offended?”

COLLUSION: Duke Pays $54.5 Million To Settle Class Action Alleging Non-Poaching Agreement With UNC Stifled Lateral Faculty Moves.

I remember my Antitrust prof, Ralph Winter, saying that universities think the law doesn’t apply to them, and that they’d be sorely surprised one day to find out that it did. Maybe now is the time.

DISPATCHES FROM THE MEMORY HOLE: CNN Completely Edits African American Pro-Lifer Out of Abortion Documentary.

Evergreen:

Though the tweet from Iowahawk on the media that we often use to accompany it is a little too spot-on in this case:

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OPENS: On this day in 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia. It had been scheduled to start on May 14th, but on the appointed day, there was no quorum.  Nor was there a quorum on May 15th, 16th, 17th or for many days thereafter.  Some began to wonder whether the convention would be a failure (as a similar meeting in Annapolis, Maryland had been the year before).

But they were worrying unnecessarily.  Their colleagues were on their way, delayed in transit.  Soon delegations from every state except Rhode Island had arrived.  In the meantime the early arrivers (like James Madison, who was so eager that he had arrived on May 4) could cool their heels at the Indian Queen Tavern.

 

STRAIGHT TO HELL: MILLENARIANISM AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL.

The Historian Norman Cohn, in his 1957 book, The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, found that Millenarian movements always picture salvation as:

  • Collective, in the sense that it is to be enjoyed by the faithful as a collectivity.
  • Terrestrial, in the sense that it is to be realized on this earth and not in some other-worldly heaven.
  • Imminent, in the sense that it is to come both soon and suddenly.
  • Total, in the sense that it is utterly to transform life on earth, so that the new dispensation will be no mere improvement on the present but perfection itself.
  • Miraculous, in the sense that it is to be accomplished by, or with the help of, supernatural agencies.

It might have been expected that millenarian thinking would disappear with the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason. But Cohn found that these ideas and the manias they inspired reemerged in the twentieth century’s secular totalitarian and revolutionary movements.

In what could be a description of the Green New Deal, Cohn argued that these movements felt themselves to be engaged in a struggle of unique importance, “different in kind from all other struggles known to history, a cataclysm from which the world is to emerge totally transformed and redeemed…this is the essence of the recurrent phenomenon of revolutionary millenarianism.”

Sandy’s War, to coin a phrase.

THE #METOO WRECKING BALL TURNS OUT TO BE A BOOMERANG:

Author of the article, Melissa Locker goes on to say, “It’s an infuriating addition to the challenges that women already face in the workplace, adding to their emotional labor by making sure their male bosses feel comfortable interacting with them alone and at those all-important work socialization events.”

Infuriating, maybe, but not unexpected.

As Glenn has written, “you could write a strong argument for patriarchy using only the things feminists say about the fragility of women.” Read the whole thing.

GEORGE KORDA: Is UT’s sensitivity training order … insensitive? He’s been asking a lot of questions about this, and not getting many answers.

FROM BLAKE SMITH, IT’S:  Lyddie Hartington: Galaxy Sleuth.

Facing poverty after a childhood among the wealthy and powerful, Lyddie Hartington decamps to Ceres, a newly colonized planet on the edges of the galaxy. Armed only with a change of clothes, a letter of introduction to the directors of the Andromeda Company, and a blaster, she is determined to make her fortune.

But Ceres is nothing like Orion-14, and before she knows it, Lyddie is witness to a murder- a murder that goes to the heart of the Andromeda Company and puts her life in danger. With the help of her new friend, an entirely too handsome captain of the Galaxy Watch, she must discover the murderer and solve the mystery of her family’s downfall.

If she can survive long enough to do it.

LOOK, STAMP CURRENCY ALL YOU WANT TO. JUST STOP PRETENDING YOUR ARTS AND CRAFTS ARE SOME FORM OF BRAVE “RESISTANCE”, OKAY?  BECAUSE YOU WON’T LIKE ME WHEN I’M ANGRY:  No, President Trump Is NOT Delaying the Harry Tubman $20 Bill.

WATER WET, FIRE HOT, AND NOW THIS. ALAS SHOCKED FACE, HOW MUCH MORE CAN YOU TAKE?  CAIR Slams Release of ‘Aladdin’ in Age of Trump.

AND THAT, CHILDREN, IS WHY WE CALL IT “DOPE”:  Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles.  And no one knows if he ever even visited Florida…

OR FASTER, IF HUMANLY POSSIBLE:  Build the Wall! NOW!!

ECONOMISTS HAVE A NAME FOR THIS SORT OF THING: “MORAL HAZARD”:  Here’s who lost out on Robert Smith’s student loan payoff.

AKA WHY THE LEFT IS PANICKING:  Russia hoax origins to be exposed as Trump authorizes AG Barr to declassify Russia probe documents.

LOOK, MY SHOCKED FACE CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH. I’M GIVING IT ALL SHE’S GOT CAPTAIN!  Obama Appointees in the Communist Orbit.

IF ONLY WE’LL STOP SHREDDING IT:  America’s Best Defense Against Socialism.

THIS NEEDED TO BE SAID:  We Don’t Have a Problem with White Supremacy. We Have a Problem with Leftist Supremacy.

LYSISTRATA HAS NEVER BEEN FUNNIER:  HARRIDANS ON SEX STRIKE!  Can the nation hope to survive?

AFTER CAULIFLOWER AND COW FARTS:  Tornadoes: AOC’s New Climate Change Boogeyman.

GIRLS WILL BE BOYS:  All the girls I grew up with were tomboys.  It didn’t last.  I wonder how we would be treated today.

May 24, 2019

OPEN THREAD: Yes, please.

I’M SEEING THIS AS THE PLOT DEVICE for a weird combination of Bob & Doug MacKenzie’s Strange Brew and some sort of Zombie horror film: Scientists extract yeast from ancient pottery, recreate 5,000-year-old beer.

WHY I’M NEVER LONELY: Face mites feast on skin oils, mate while you sleep.

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THE CORBYNIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONTINUES APACE: The “Calming Feeling” as Jew-Hate Now Takes Deeper Root in the Democrat Party — follow the Gulf states money.

CHANGE: Tougher Vaccine Rules Advance in California. I think we’ll see tougher vaccine rules in lots of places.

HOW SCIENCE FICTION IS POWERING THE NEW MOON RUSH.

YOUR DAILY TREACHER: David Letterman Whitesplains Voting to Kanye West.

THEY SAP AND IMPURIFY ALL OF OUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS: ‘This is crazy’: AOC says ‘casual tornadoes’ are a new threat to the country.

KING OF COMEDY UPDATE: Judge rules to unseal court records in Jussie Smollett case.

(Classical reference in headline.)

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CANCEL CULTURE COMES FOR KYLE KASHUV: Alt-Right, Woke Left Join Forces to Cancel Kyle Kashuv for Past Comments He Regrets. “What Kashuv said was indeed horrible, and well-worth criticizing. But his claim that he is no longer the same person who made those remarks is quite plausible. Teenagers’ ideas, personalities, and viewpoints are constantly in flux. Learning right from wrong is part of growing up, and our society is far too unforgiving of kids who made mistakes that they regret. Alas, technology now makes it possible to keep a record of every bad thing an imperfect teenager says. People on both the left and the right should probably be a little less eager to put kids on pedestals and anoint them as leaders of political movements.”

NOT TOO SHOCKING: Our Long-Term 2018 Honda Accord Provided Us with 40,000 Miles of Satisfaction. Though to be honest, any car should do that nowadays.

MORE ON THE END OF MAY:  June 7 is just around the corner.

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Segregation Is Thriving on the Left.

This history is compelling. But what’s most distressing is where this is all heading—and why. Segregation is likely to increase on colleges campuses (these are my thoughts, not those of the study’s authors) because it’s the only possible end product of today’s activist left. Specifically, the proliferation of safe spaces and the dominance of identity politics (core aspects of the campus-leftist agenda) must end in segregation. Safe spaces are created by separating out unwanted elements. Identity politics, by definition, emphasizes group differences over similarities. Inevitably, when you have the two enjoined in an unholy alliance on campuses across the country, you’re going to get the separation of people according to their group differences.

Related: Governor Losing Candidate Stacey Abrams: ‘Identity Politics Is Exactly Who We Are and Exactly How We Won.’

HOW DARE YOU MOVE THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OUT TO HICKSVILLE! USDA staffers quit en masse as Trump administration eyes moving offices out of DC. “Federal employees at the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – two small but important agencies within the USDA – are unhappy with Perdue’s plan, announced last August, to move the majority of their staff from current offices in the capital to an area closer the country’s agricultural centers.”

We should move most of the bureaucracy out of the DC area. Maybe they’ll be more willing to move when we ban air conditioning in the District.

WELL, GOOD: Aspirin unlikely to cause more brain bleeds for stroke patients.

PRIVACY: Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users. “Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.”

I DON’T THINK MANY PEOPLE WILL WANT TO SEE THESE AT THEIR FRONT DOOR: Ford Self-Driving Vans Will Use Legged Robots to Make Deliveries.

DECOUPLING: Microsoft Pulls Huawei Products From One of Its Cloud Server Catalogs.

JERRY NADLER (D-NY), 71, NEARLY PASSES OUT AT MANHATTAN PRESS CONFERENCE: “When Mayor de Blasio asks Nadler if he is OK, Nadler can be heard responding with a faint ‘no’ before putting his hand over his face.”

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COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE AGAIN: Linda Hamilton Returns as Sarah Connor for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate.’

She looks amazing, and the picture looks like it might be a return to form after the disappointment of the last two movies.

AN INTERVIEW WITH S.M. STIRLING, about his new book, Theater of Spies.

NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: ‘It’s Just The Weather.’ Meteorologist Fact-Checks Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Change.

WHEN OCD TURNS TO CRIME: Someone breaks into home, takes nothing, gives it good scrub.

EASILY BELIEVABLE: IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesn’t bode well for humanity. I blame social media.

EVERYTHING IS PROBLEMATICAL: Weight Watchers Removes “Weird Al” Statue After Controversy.

Weight Watchers has officially removed the statue of “Weird” Al Yankovic from its corporate headquarters in Manhattan and will no longer play Yankovic’s “Now That’s What I Call Polka!” in their television commercials, the organization announced in a statement on Monday.

This follows last week’s decision by Jenny Craig to suspend the use of Yankovic’s rendition of “Dare To Be Stupid” in their latest exercise video release “Let’s Lose It 2019!” while they investigate an allegation of sizeism against the singer.

The statue of Yankovic in front of the Weight Watchers Madison Avenue office was first covered and then removed.

Channel 8’s RJ Fletcher reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Yankovic’s 1988 song “I’m Fat.” Some say the song was a parody of a pop song and was considered satire, but has also been said that Yankovic, a vegan, hates obese people.

It’s a funny song, the video was quite clever, and so who cares why he wrote it?

BLOWS AGAINST THE EMPIRE: CROSSFIT, INC. SUSPENDS USE OF FACEBOOK AND ASSOCIATED PROPERTIES.

Recently, Facebook deleted without warning or explanation the Banting7DayMealPlan user group. The group has 1.65 million users who post testimonials and other information regarding the efficacy of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. While the site has subsequently been reinstated (also without warning or explanation), Facebook’s action should give any serious person reason to pause, especially those of us engaged in activities contrary to prevailing opinion.

Facebook and its properties host and oversee a significant share of the marketplace of public thought. To millions of individuals and communities across the world, Facebook and its properties remain the platforms where ideas and information are exchanged. Facebook thus serves as a de facto authority over the public square, arbitrating a worldwide exchange of information as well as overseeing the security of the individuals and communities who entrust their ideas, work, and private data to this platform. This mandates a certain responsibility and assurance of good faith, transparency, and due process.

CrossFit, Inc., as a voluntary user of and contributor to this marketplace, can and must remove itself from this particular manifestation of the public square when it becomes clear that such responsibilities are betrayed or reneged upon to the detriment of our community. Common decency demands that we do so.

Boom.

“DEATH RECORDED:” Clinton, Gore advisor Naomi Wolf learns on air from her interviewer that “that the historical thesis of the book she’s there to promote is based on her misunderstanding a legal term.”

Personally, I believe it was all a setup by weather-controlling Big Chocolate, likely in collusion with Sarah ‘Evita’ Palin and the Rovian Police State.

Exit Question: From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?

RAND SIMBERG: Back to the Moon, this time to stay.

YES: Continuing plunge of CNN, MSNBC ratings reveals that fake news is a bad business strategy.

John Nolte of Breitbart points out that the unmasking of the Russia Hoax is only the latest example of fake news purveyed by both progressive cable networks (as well as most of the MSM). He lists the fake news frauds of recent memory:

• George Zimmerman: White Racist Killer
• Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
• Trump Can’t Win
• Brett Kavanaugh: Serial Rapist
• The KKKids from KKKovington High School
• Trump Colluded with Russia

To that list must be added the incredible on-air promotion of Michael Avenatti, just indicted for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his client Stormy Daniels, adding to his existing indictments in New York and Los Angeles for attempting to shake down Nike.

Heckuva job.

THE END OF MAY: Theresa May resigns and finally admits defeat after Brexit shambles insisting ‘I’ve done my best.’

She hadn’t. Will Boris Johnson replace her? “It has to be Boris. Some thought Boris’s foreign secretary resignation statement bloodless, but it was wise and measured. It was not, he said, that the government had failed to make the case for a free trade agreement as laid out at Lancaster House, but that ‘We have not even tried’. The electorate understands this point, Tory voters even more so. Voters might have forgiven May had she tried to secure a proper Brexit, but she never intended to. Failure is one thing, betrayal is another.”

Johnson supports a No-Deal Brexit.

 

ROGER SIMON: Foolish Pelosi Forces Trump to Declassify and Re-Elects Him.

CONRAD BLACK IS NOT MINCING WORDS: Sociopathic Lies Mark NeverTrumpers’ Descent Into Madness.

CLAUDIA ROSETT: Huawei’s An Asset All Right — But It’s Not Our Asset. “Whatever the details of Huawei’s officially private ownership, or the marvels of its innovations and industry, Huawei is for strategic purposes an asset of the globally ambitious despotism that is the government of China. Which makes it dangerous.”

I’ve been calling Huawei a “communist front corporation” for a while now, which seems more apt than ever — and do read the whole thing.

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN DEEPLY CORRUPTED IN NUMEROUS WAYS: University Of Oklahoma Inflated Its Alumni Giving Data For 20 Years, U.S. News Strips Its #127 Ranking.

BECAUSE WHEN DEMOCRATS DO IT, IT’S JUST A SPECIAL KIND OF PATRIOTISM: How is this not colluding with America’s enemies? “Imagine, for a moment, what the political reaction would be if a leading Republican senator met with an antagonistic foreign power, say Russia, in the midst of high-tension standoff between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin? Such a scenario seems nearly ­inconceivable. Yet, it’s exactly the situation Sen. Dianne Feinstein created when hosting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for dinner a few weeks ago.”

BLUE STATE BLUES: An RV Camp Sprang Up Outside Google’s Headquarters. Now Mountain View Wants to Ban It.

The Bay Area wants to enjoy wealth concentration like Manhattan, but also the population spread of the suburbs. Something’s gotta give.

SETH BARRETT TILLMAN: Conlawprof and the Recent EU Elections. “Professor AAA wrote: ‘The European elections are exposing the fact that the British party system is well and truly collapsing.’ True: but why is this a bad result? A majority of the voters voted for Leave in the referendum. A majority of MPs (from both major parties) are for Remain. In those circumstances, it is hardly surprising that there would be something like a significant realignment. If there were no meaningful realignment, then democratic institutions would be a failure. It is almost as if some people despise democracy and want that precise failure as long as their preferred outcome should be preserved and their knowledge base of extant institutions should remain prized.”

Flashback: Donald Trump is a symptom of a new kind of class warfare raging at home and abroad. “But the New Class isn’t limited to communist countries, really. Around the world in the postwar era, power was taken up by unelected professional and managerial elites. To understand what’s going on with President Donald Trump and his opposition, and in other countries as diverse as France, Hungary, Italy and Brazil, it’s important to realize that the post-World War II institutional arrangements of the Western democracies are being renegotiated, and that those democracies’ professional and managerial elites don’t like that very much, because they have done very well under those arrangements. And, like all elites who are doing very well, they don’t want that to change.”

UPDATE: “The good old tricks don’t seem to work anymore.”

IT’S LOOKING LIKE A TERESA MAY RESIGNATION by June 7.

WORKING CLASS JOE: Joe Biden paid $200,000 for speech at public university.

BOB MCMANUS: De Blasio’s 2020 run is a just one vast fit of self-indulgence.

CHANGE: DeVos family ends longtime Amash support.

WHY A MAGAZINE GIANT WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH TIME AND FORTUNE: Meredith tries to navigate a collapsing business by dropping news-driven prestige titles in favor of lifestyle and celebrity magazines like Happy Paws and People.

When Meredith acquired Time Inc. last year, it quickly spotted the problems: Time magazine, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated. The titles had the richest history and greatest prestige, but they depended on news content easily found elsewhere. Meredith didn’t see a way to change the downward trajectory, so it put them up for sale, with little nostalgia.

People magazine, on the other hand, was a situation. It was highly profitable, but reflected all the stresses on modern publishing, including substantial declines in print advertising and newsstand revenue, and insufficient online ad growth. Meredith saw a powerful brand that wasn’t fully capitalizing on its unparalleled access to celebrities. It had valuable exclusive material—from Hollywood stars to human-interest stories and true-crime tales—and there was room to bring in more money.

It’s a practical approach: Invest in assets with the promise of profit growth; don’t waste money trying to fix hopelessly weak ones, no matter how strong the romantic attachment.

Time magazine’s buyers certainly put a happy face on their acquisition last year: Time Magazine To Be Sold To Billionaire Couple For $190 Million.

“We’re pleased to have found such passionate buyers in Marc and Lynne Benioff for the Time brand,” Meredith president and CEO Tom Harty said in a statement. “For over 90 years, Time has been at the forefront of the most significant events and impactful stories that shape our global conversation.”

In a memo to the magazine’s staff, Time’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said he was “thrilled” with the news.

“From the first moments we sat down with Marc and Lynne to discuss Time’s future, we knew that this was not just a meeting of minds and business goals, it was a confluence of purpose,” Felsenthal said.

He added that the Benioffs had told him to “think big, really big,” and envision what Time will look like in 2040.

Will it still be a weekly print news magazine in supermarkets and dentists’ offices? Now an anachronism in the era of blogs, Twitter and 24-hour cable news, Time magazine hasn’t been Time magazine since its center-right founder Henry Luce died in the mid-1960s and the publication became an increasingly less essential cog in the endless DNC-MSM echo machine. Let the dinosaur finally die.

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: Under Skyborg program, F-35 and F-15EX jets could control drone sidekicks.

Roper told lawmakers this month that Valkyrie would transition to a prototype program known as Skyborg, where the drone will be outfitted with new sensors and payloads and will be networked to manned fighter jets. In March, he characterized Skyborg as an artificial intelligence wingman that would train and learn alongside pilots, or possibly be incorporated into a manned fighter cockpit to act as an assistant to the pilot like R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films.

But until now, the Air Force had not identified the platforms are under consideration to be equipped with Skyborg or teamed with the XQ-58 Valkyrie.

The Valkyrie, which flew its first test flight at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, on March 5, was designed to perform and maneuver like a fighter jet. It can fly at high subsonic speeds, takeoff without a runway, and, according to Kratos, meet or exceed the Air Force’s requirement for a 1,500-nautical-mile range with a 500-pound payload.

When produced in volume, Roper predicted that they will cost “a couple million bucks” each — not cheap, but inexpensive compared to the F-35A and F-15EX, which are expected to cost about $80 million per jet over the same time frame.

If nothing else, they nailed it with the name Skyborg.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Public univ. sponsors social justice conference to address ‘white accountability,’ ‘microaggressions.’

LIZ SHELD’S MORNING BRIEF: Declassification-It’s What’s for Breakfast.

The White House Statement reads:

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information.”

OH SNAP.

Much more at the link.

IRAN’S PROXY WARRIORS BECOME A REGIME LIABILITY: My latest Creators Syndicate column.

TRUMP SIGNS DECLASSIFICATION MEMO: Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff weighs in.

Recognizing the danger to Democratic interests posed by a thorough and transparent investigation of surveillance against the Trump campaign, Rep. Adam Schiff wasted no time complaining about the declassification memo. He accused the president and the attorney general of conspiring to “weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies.”

But all they are really doing is providing access to information. If the information shows no wrongdoing, there will be nothing to “weaponize.” If the information shows wrongdoing, consequences should follow.

Read the whole thing.

BUFF RETURNS FROM THE BONEYARD A resurrected B-52H leaves the Boneyard 309th (located at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona) and returns to active duty at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

EVERYTHING IS PROBLEMATICAL: Having Siri, Google Assistant & other intelligent assistants female by default is sexist, says UN.

I guess the UN has to find something to do, having secured world peace and all.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Political Correctness Is a Tool for Socialist Censorship and Thought Control. And it was designed as such.

NOT GONNA HAPPEN: Mark Zuckerberg should hire Microsoft’s Brad Smith as CEO, says former Facebook security chief.

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos said on Tuesday that Mark Zuckerberg should hire a new CEO and turn his focus to building products.

“There’s a legit argument that he has too much power,” said Stamos, who left the company in 2018, at the Collision Conference in Toronto. “He needs to give up some of that power. If I was him, I would go hire a new CEO for the company.”

Stamos even offered a specific suggestion: Microsoft President Brad Smith.

FLASHBACK: Why the Zuckerberg-Facebook Cyborg Will Continue Crushing Skulls for Years to Come.

NO. NEXT QUESTION? Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

WILL THE MEDIA EVER PAY A PRICE FOR ITS IRRESPONSIBILITY? “Anyone remember Samantha Smith? Don’t run away to look her up on Google; I’ll come back to her in a moment and explain why her name occurs to me just now.”

Read the whole thing.

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES GRADUATE PROPORTIONATELY MORE MINORITY STEM MAJORS THAN MAINSTREAM UNIVERSITIES: That’s why the National Science Foundation and other STEM funders are generous with them. (And here, of course, is why they do so well in STEM.)

DAN WALTERS: Blue-state California now harassing journalists.

Let’s assume, hypothetically, that an independent journalist working in Washington somehow obtained a confidential FBI report on the death of a prominent Trump administration official that described its lurid circumstances, including the presence of a woman not his wife and the use of illegal drugs that caused, or at least contributed to, his demise.

Let’s also assume that the Justice Department responded to the disclosure by raiding the journalist’s home and confiscating computers and other tools of his trade, hoping to learn who leaked the report.

Democratic politicians and civil libertarians would erupt in outrage at a heavy-handed government act intended to discourage journalists from delving into areas that officialdom considered off-limits.

So where is that outrage about the San Francisco Police Department’s May 10 assault on journalist Bryan Carmody, who had obtained a police report about the death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi under exactly those unbecoming circumstances?

Read the whole thing.

WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY: “2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday unveiled 27 new policy proposals grouped under 3 categories: ‘Freedom,’ ‘Security’ and ‘Democracy,’” all of which are designed to expand the government and reduce freedom, security, and democracy.

HE SEEMS NICE: Barack Obama, Envious of Michelle’s Memoir Success, Throws Her Under the Bus.

UNEXPECTEDLY: Who Gets Extra Time on the SAT? The Affluent.

IN VINO… KNOWLEDGE?  What your wine preference reveals about your personality.

NETS A LOT OF GRAFT:  The ‘affordable housing’ con game.

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND YOU GET MORE OF WHAT YOU PAY FOR???  Typhus and Sky-High Trash Plague Los Angeles.

THIS IS MY SHOCKED FACE:  Emails Show Colo. Official Asking Planned Parenthood to Help Craft Press Release.

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