August 10, 2020

KICK ANY SCHOOLS THAT CHAMPION IT OUT THE COMMUNITY:  Kick the ‘1619 Project’ Out of Schools.

OTHER THINGS HE DEFENDED: VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT UNDER HUGO CHAVEZ, VARIOUS ATTEMPTED COMMIE REVOLUTIONS OVER THE WORLD, THE SO CALLED ARAB SPRING, IRAN’S REGIME….  SHOULD I GO ON?  Obama Defends Mob Rule.

IN A SOCIETY AS SOAKED IN NARRATIVE AS OUR OWN, EVERYONE HAS STORIES IN THEIR HEADS. SOME OF THESE STORIES HAVE NO CONTACT WITH REALITY WHATSOEVER: The Wrong Story.

BERNIE HAS ONE IDEA. IT IS A BAD IDEA, AND NOT ORIGINAL, BUT IT’S HIS ONE IDEA:  Bernie Sanders’s plan to Venezuelify America.

WHAT? IS THIS ONE OF THOSE LOW-FLUSH TOILETS? IT SHOULD HAVE GONE DOWN LONG AGO:  The New York Times Circles the Drain.

WHY NOT? THEY ALREADY DESTROYED JOURNALISM:  Washington Post celebrates destruction of books.

I HAVE CATS WHO’D MAKE BETTER PRESIDENTS THAN JOE BIDEN:  Running Mate Waiting Game, Joe’s Gonna Joe.

ALL COMMIES TOGETHER! (SUNG TO THE TUNE OF “SO HAPPY TOGETHER:”  Kasich To Team Up with Michelle O and Bernie.

Save me the arguments. If you’re teaming up with Bernie, you’re a commie. PERIOD. In a sane and just country, we’d buy you a one-way ticket to Cuba or Venezuela, and wave bye bye as you go….

SOMEONE ELSE SEES IT!   Wuhan virus — there are silver linings to this cloud.

August 9, 2020

SUSAN RICE: I lied to the American people because I’m a “team player.”

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FLASHBACK: A Second American Civil War? “Rarely do people set out to start a civil war. Invariably, when such wars break out both sides consider themselves to be the aggrieved ones.”

PRESS AWAKENS FROM 2009-2016 SLUMBER: Trump’s ‘Political Masterstroke’ Leaves Press Scrambling to Apply Double Standard.

Just think of the media as Democratic Party Operatives with bylines, and their eight year hibernation makes perfect sense.

NASHVILLE’S GOING KOOKY. ITS CHARTER SHOULD BE REVOKED, AND IT SHOULD BE RECONSTITUTED AS 8 OR 10 SMALL CITIES. Metro Nashville Council Member Wants People Not Wearing a Mask to Be Charged with Murder or Attempted Murder.

CHINA TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON ONCE-FREE HONG KONG: HK Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under National Security Law, Top Aide Says. “Lai has been one of the most prominent democracy activists in the Chinese-ruled city and an ardent critic of Beijing, which imposed the sweeping new law on Hong Kong on June 30, drawing condemnation from Western countries. The new security law punishes anything China’s communist party considers subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.”

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE, OCEANIA EDITION: Brooklyn College Math Professor: 2+2=4 ‘Reeks of White Supremacist Patriarchy.’

You went full O’Brien. Never go full O’Brien.

OPEN THREAD: This thread has no title.

AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: ‘I Don’t Need A Cognitive Test!’, Biden Screams At Pigeon.

CORONA KABUKI: De Blasio Orders Creation of Coronavirus Checkpoints To Interrogate Visitors to New York City. “Much like the security theater at American airports, di Blasio’s coronavirus checkpoints are mostly for show. (Let’s just hope the sheriff’s department officials who operate the checkpoints are at least wearing masks.)”

Incidentally, the metatitle on that second link is Fox Butterfield-worthy: Protesters feel at risk by NYPD officers not wearing masks.

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Related (From Ed): Biden in 2011: Payroll tax cut does not hurt Social Security.

THE ENEMY WITHIN: Photo surfaces showing TikTok executives posing with communist flag.

TO BE FAIR, THAT’S PRETTY ON-BRAND FOR A GUY WHO CHEATED HIS WAY THROUGH THE TOUR DE FRANCE: Lance Armstrong’s bike shop scraps deal with police department following Black Lives Matter protest.

GREAT MOMENTS IN GASLIGHTING: Stelter Claims Left-Wing Media Not Dedicated to ‘Tearing Down Trump.’

THIS IS A BAD LOOK: Marines Cancel Military Strategy Training Because the Instructor is a Christian.

The USMC scheduled an annual training for military lawyers earlier this month, at which the Battle of Gettysburg would be discussed. The instructor for one portion of that training was supposed to be Jay Lorenzen, an Air Force veteran who taught for 10 years at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Lorenzen’s biography, provided to the military lawyers in advance of the training, included references to Christianity, including his affiliation with Campus Crusade for Christ, now known as Cru, and a couple of religious-themed courses he teaches in his spare time. Several of those lawyers complained to Mikey Weinstein, who heads up a secular, anti-Christian group called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, that Lorenzen was going to teach about religion.

That allegation was false. It didn’t matter.

If true, this is shameful. Related: Cruz accuses Pentagon of ‘culture of hostility towards religion’ after Christian Air Force vet’s talk canceled.

I remember when Marines were brave.

THINK OF THEM AS DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPERATIVES WITH BYLINES AND MARCHING ORDERS AND YOU WON’T GO FAR WRONG: Media offer a glimpse of what journalism will look like under President Biden: Subservient.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS. As spotted by Jim Treacher:

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Curiously, none of the articles this weekend by the Chicago Sun Times, ABC’s Chicago affiliate, CBS’s Chicago affiliate, and NBC’s Chicago affiliate mention the July protests or Lightfoot’s blessings. Just think of the media as Democratic Party operatives with bylines, and their amnesia makes perfect sense.

HOW WOULD WE TELL? Cardi B fears a ‘mental breakdown’ if President Trump is re-elected.

GLOBAL WARMING? WHAT’S THAT? What if nuclear power had taken off in the 1970s?

FLASHBACK: Why We Should Worry More About Vote Fraud.

MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE LET OUT OF JAIL OVER CORONA, MURDERS THE WOMAN HE RAPED, COMMITS SUICIDE: “If Masks Work, Leave Them In Prison And Give Them Face Masks.”

MY LATEST FOR THE PJMEDIA MOTHERSHIP: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Myth of American Institutional Racism.

With the 75 anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings this week, the Progressive 2020 Hindsight Crowd is out in force, questioning or even condemning President Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb.

Segregation in our WWII military remains a stain on our national honor. In practical terms, it was also a detriment to our warfighting capability in a total war requiring full national effort.

But it was Truman who would soon desegregate the military. It was also Truman who spared countless white, yellow, brown, and black lives in August of 1945.

Let me show you how Truman’s decision to tear the heart out of two Japanese cities was a profoundly necessary and moral decision.

This one is a deep dive into the last days of WWII, and it just for our VIP supporters.

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AS BEN RHODES SAID, THE AVERAGE POLITICAL REPORTER IS 27 YEARS OLD AND KNOWS NOTHING:

In fact, before issuing the DACA order, Obama even explicitly said he lacked authority to do anything like that.

SUPER GAFFE-O-MATIC ’76: Roger Kimball: Joe Biden doesn’t make gaffes. He is a gaffe.

IN THE MAIL: Rand McNally 2021 Large Scale Road Atlas (Rand McNally Road Atlas).

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