August 8, 2020

YES. NEXT QUESTION? Has the pushback against Democrat overreach begun? “One of the things that struck me today was how many stories involved people pushing back. They’re pushing back against the Black Lives Matter narrative, they’re pushing back against cancel culture, and they’re pushing back against the Wuhan virus lockdown. In other words, after being beaten around the head for a few months, Americans are beginning to remember that they’re a free people in a constitutionally run nation. They’re finally getting mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore.”

AMERICA’S PAPER OF RECORD:  Biden Tells Staffers To Pick Any Black Person For VP ‘Since They All Think The Same Anyway’.

PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD, AS A FAMOUS MAN USED TO SAY: Tenured Law Prof Suspended For Use Of N-Word In Torts Class Sues Emory And Former Dean For Libel And Retaliation.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS:  Obama’s Deviousness, Trump’s Reliability.

THERE’S A LOT OF RUIN IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT I BET THEY CAN SPEED IT UP:  90 Days for Biden to Ruin the Country? ‘C’mon, Man!’

FUNNY WAY OF SPELLING “PLANNING”:  Are Democrats Pondering Civil War If Biden Loses?

HE’S NOT WRONG:   Trump Suggest NRA Move Following Lawsuit.

LET’S BE HONEST, THEY TARGET EVERYONE:  Portland Riots Now Target Older Women.

NO, NOT SIGNS OF LIFE, MERELY A WAY TO “SEE” OZONE – WHICH MIGHT BE A SIGN OF LIFE:  Hubble just made a major breakthrough in the search for alien life.

NOBODY HAS, AS YET, DIED FROM THOSE TOXIC WRAPPERS:  Fast-food wrappers at McDonald’s, Burger King may harbor toxic chemicals: report.

AND WITH BREXIT, TOO. WHEN THEY NEED HIM MOST. CIVIL SERVANTS THESE DAYS!  Paws for reflection: British Foreign Office cat to retire.

BEHOLD MY SHOCKED FACE:  Recently freed sex offender arrested in Boston on rape charges.

“SOPHISTICATED” APPARENTLY DOES NOT MEAN “COMPLETED”:  Feds discover ‘sophisticated tunnel’ along US-Mexico border.

WHO COULD FORESEE SUCH A THING? (OTHER THAN EVERYONE?):  Rape suspect released amid COVID-19 kills accuser: cops.

BECAUSE OF COURSE HE DID:  KDHE doctored a COVID case chart to justify mask mandates.

August 7, 2020

THE PRESSURE IS STARTING TO TELL: Pelosi lashes out at PBS’ Judy Woodruff during interview, suggests anchor is a GOP ‘advocate.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: Princeton Scraps Plan to Return Undergraduates to Campus.

OPEN THREAD: In between ‘what I find is pleasing’ and ‘I’m feeling fine.’

SPACE: SpaceX launches 57 Starlink, 2 BlackSky satellites from Florida.

WHEN YOU CAN’T TRUST THE NUMBERS: For the second time, Virginia erroneously reports coronavirus death of a child. “A similar incident happened in early May when data on the health department’s website showed that one child younger than 9 in the Fairfax Health District died — VDH later said it was a data entry error.”

WHEN THEY’RE TRYING TOO HARD TO MAINTAIN THE NARRATIVE: “Did that article answer the question why Biden keeps missing his own deadlines? Nonlinear decision-making processes?? Isn’t the answer really more about how he limited his range of choices by promising to pick a woman and then got overtaken by events that made it seems as though he had to pick a black woman and now he has no good choice? I wouldn’t call that nonlinear. I’d call that disastrously linear!”

PREDICTION: WE’LL WIND UP BRINGING THEM BACK TO GET RID OF THE MURDER HORNETS, BUT IT WON’T GO WELL. Amber fossil reveals hunting prowess of ancient ‘hell ant.’


TO BE FAIR, BY ALL APPEARANCES THAT’S BEEN TRUE FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIVES: Aging baby boomers less sharp than their parents, study says.

AT AMAZON, First Aid Only 299 Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit.

LOVE TO CUT YOU DOWN TO SIZE. WE LOVE DIRTY LAUNDRY: ESPN Host Posts Poll: Is It ‘Funny’ That First NBA Player Not To Kneel, An Ordained Christian Minister, Suffered Season-Ending Injury.

WHY NOT TAKE A BREAK FROM THE SERIOUS NEWS FOR A FEW MINUTES? Florida Man Friday: Supercharged Truck Attacker Goes Full T.J. Hooker.

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: Great News! New Hampshire Has Made Flying Cars Road-Legal.

BUT ORANGE MAN WANTS US ALL DEAD OR SOMETHING: There’s a Mountain of Evidence That Hydroxychloroquine Is an Effective Treatment for COVID-19.

WAIT, I THOUGHT THE GREEN NUDE EEL WAS THE RELIGION SHE PRACTICED: No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Not ‘The Future Of The Catholic Church.’

GREAT, NOW TAKE BACK THE HOUSE SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY PASS IT: Tom Cotton Introduces Campus Free-Speech Bill.

WELL, FOR STARTERS, IT’S VERY COLD THERE. Explaining glaciers of solid methane and nitrogen on Pluto.


CRYSTALS HAVE LATTICE STRUCTURES. PERHAPS YOU SHOULD TRY DILITHIUM. Spacecraft of the Future Could Be Powered By Lattice Confinement Fusion.

STUDENT FACES FINE, SUSPENSION FOR ZOOM BACKGROUND OF PRESIDENT TRUMP: He may also have to take a “social justice workshop” if Stockton U. finds him guilty. Man, I miss the days when college admins and other “elites” actually made an effort to disguise their contempt for others.

ROGER KIMBALL: Hidin’ Biden’s basement convention.

Related: “Biden” retreats: What I meant to say was that African-Americans are incredibly diverse, too. “Chances that Joe Biden actually wrote these tweets: <1%.”