Tuesday, September 17, 2019


(07:00 PM)

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(06:59 PM)

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: 2020 Democrats should look to Andrew Yang. Nuclear power is the way to go. “Climate change is a major talking point in the Democratic presidential primaries. When will they pay attention to the solution that actually works?”


(06:45 PM)

ANALYSIS: TRUE. House Democrats fully earned and deserve Corey Lewandowski’s trolling.

Related: Nuked: Lewandowski trolls congressman by referring to him as ‘President Swalwell’ at hearing. “Superb and it went straight over gormless Eric’s head.”


(06:31 PM)

THE BEST GUN SALESMAN SINCE BARACK OBAMA: Beto O’ Rourke Helps Gun Shop Sell Out Of AR-15s.


(06:00 PM)

THIS IS TRAGIC, AS I’M LUKEWARM ON TURKEY MEATBALLS. “Some of the anti-cancer benefits of tomatoes, specifically those from a compound called lycopene, could disappear when they’re eaten with iron-rich foods, according to a new study from The Ohio State University.”

On the other hand, the subjects in this study consumed “either a tomato extract-based shake with iron or one without iron.” For that, you might not want to live.


(05:47 PM)

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(05:45 PM)

REPUBLICANS SEIZE! New York Times Reporters Complain Their Reporting On Kavanaugh Has Been ‘Seized’ For Politics.

Pogrebrin said as a reporter she “seeks the facts and puts them out there,”* which is of course exactly the opposite of what happened with the concealed facts in her New York Times book excerpt.

Again, she complained that “people have seized on certain things and magnified them for their own purposes,” in response to the question of whether these allegations are an impeachable offense. “It’s fine to have a series of Democratic candidates calling for impeachment, but that was before the book came out,” she said.

Essentially, in a great twist of irony, the picture that Pogrebrin and Kelly begin to paint throughout the interview is that they are also victims of the political outrage mob. “It’s a rush to judgement and I feel like we are living out right here, right now at this table, a version of the kind of vortex and the problems that we are writing about,” Kelly said.

Exit quote: “Kelly compares sitting in ‘The View’s’ hot seat under the scrutiny of their deceitfully inaccurate work to that of the unsubstantiated allegations made against Kavanaugh last fall that almost denied him a seat on the Supreme Court. Their confidence is admirable.”

Find someone who loves you as much as a New York Times journalist loves herself.

* According to the Politico, it was Pogrebrin who wrote the now infamous tweet, “Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun,” which the Times Twitter feed published on Saturday night and then deleted once the backlash began.

UPDATE: Pogrebin and Kelly: It Was Totes Our Editor Who Accidentally Removed the Disclosure That The “Victim” Denies Max Stier’s Claim. Also Pogrebin and Kelly: Oh Yeah, We Also “Accidentally” Forgot to Mention This In Our NPR Puff-Piece, Too.


(05:31 PM)

EVERYTHING OLD IS STILL OLD: There’s another Battlestar Galactica reboot coming.


(05:30 PM)

WINSTON SMITH, CALL YOUR OFFICE: Merriam-Webster Adds Non-Binary Definition of ‘They’ to Dictionary. “The word ‘they’ now has four definitions on the Merriam-Webster website, including the latest addition, which describes ‘they’ as ‘used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.’ To use the word in a sentence, Merriam-Webster gives the following example: ‘They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years ago, when they began to consciously identify as nonbinary — that is, neither male nor female.’”


(05:14 PM)

JUST NBC THE REBOOTS!

Battlestar Galactica Reboot in the Works for NBCUniversal Streaming Service.

Launching ‘The Office’ Reboot “A Goal” For NBCU Streamer Peacock.

D.C. Drowns: NBC Makes Same Hysterical Prediction as 30 Years Ago.

While NBC recently declared that fighting global warming was the moral equivalent of World War II*, they’re not doing very much to reduce their own carbon footprint. But never let it be said that they don’t take recycling seriously.

* It’s actually the moral equivalent of a quagmire: “Progressive” philosopher William James’ moral equivalent of war trope is over a century old, and NBC apparently sees no sign of an exit strategy for the Democratic Party.


(05:00 PM)

YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BLOG: Economics Lessons for Bernie Sanders.


(04:48 PM)

KYLE SMITH: The Real Reason for That Kavanaugh Smear. “Call it the asterisk strategy. This is a coordinated, full-on effort to undermine the legitimacy of Brett Kavanaugh’s work on the Supreme Court. The reputations of news outlets are so many eggs that must be broken in pursuit of this omelet.”

The Left is happy to taint or destroy any institution they can’t seize control of.


(04:38 PM)

NOW MARIANNE WILLIAMSON CLAIMS SHE DIDN’T SAY WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT CONSERVATIVES: “So she’s just like the rest of them. She accidentally told the truth, and now she’s walking it back because it’s politically inconvenient. She’s terrified that her own tribe will cast her out for her heresy. Marianne Williamson is never going to be president. She never would’ve earned my vote, but at least she earned my respect. Now that’s gone too. All because she’s afraid of alienating people who hate her anyway. Politics ruins everything.”


(04:25 PM)

MORE LIKE THIS, PLEASE: FBI Arrests Chinese Official for Visa Fraud. “Arrest marks first legal counterattack on Beijing’s ‘Thousand Talents’ technology theft plan.”


(04:16 PM)

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(04:14 PM)

IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY, OR WHAT? KFC is testing fried chicken sandwich between two glazed doughnuts.


(04:06 PM)

WELL, GOOD: On Constitution Day, Pence Praises Trump’s 150 Originalist Judges, Slams Kavanaugh Smears.


(04:00 PM)

TAMARA KEEL: Spare Gun Parts: Why You Need Them Now.


(03:00 PM)

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(02:59 PM)

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: 2020 Democrats should look to Andrew Yang. Nuclear power is the way to go. “Climate change is a major talking point in the Democratic presidential primaries. When will they pay attention to the solution that actually works?”


(02:58 PM)

ROBERT SPENCER: Muslim Mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., Enraged at Being Questioned by Border Patrol on Return from Turkey.


(02:49 PM)

THEY CHOSE . . . POORLY. Silicon Valley heavyweights quietly aided Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.


(02:31 PM)

MOST FIRST-WORLD PROBLEM EVER: The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is Too Small.


(02:30 PM)

NICE: Lawmakers Propose Renaming NASA Ohio Facility for Neil Armstrong.


(02:22 PM)

TREVOR NOAH LAMENTS CLIMATE CHANGE WITH MASCOT OF THE ANOINTED GRETA THUNBERG ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY.

“Freud called it displacement. People fixate on the environment when they can’t deal with real threats. Combating the climate gives nonhawks a chance to look tough. They can flex their muscle for Mother Nature, take a preemptive strike at an SUV. Forget the Patriot Act, it’s Kyoto that’ll save you.”

(Classical reference in headline.)


(02:11 PM)

WE USED TO DO THIS REGULARLY: The US Air Force’s radical plan for a future fighter could field a jet in 5 years.

The Century Series approach would be a notable departure from the Air Force’s former thinking on its future fighter. In its “Air Superiority 2030” study released in 2016, the Air Force described a long-range, stealthy sensor-shooter called “Penetrating Counter Air,” which would act as NGAD’s central node networked with sensors, drones and other platforms. The Air Force would use prototyping to speed along key technologies in the hope of maturing them early enough for inclusion in advanced aircraft fielded in the early 2030s.

But what Roper calls the “Digital Century Series” would flip that paradigm: Instead of maturing technologies over time to create an exquisite fighter, the Air Force’s goal would be to quickly build the best fighter that industry can muster over a couple years, integrating whatever emerging technology exists. The service would downselect, put a small number of aircraft under contract and then restart another round of competition among fighter manufacturers, which would revise their fighter designs and explore newer leaps in technology.

The result would be a networked family of fighters — some more interrelated than others — developed to meet specific requirements and including best-in-breed technologies aboard a single airframe. One jet might be optimized around a revolutionary capability, like an airborne laser. Another fighter might prioritize state-of-the-art sensors and include artificial intelligence. One might be an unmanned weapons truck.

The best part: “Instead of trying to hone requirements to meet an unknown threat 25 years into the future, the Air Force would rapidly churn out aircraft with new technologies — a tactic that could impose uncertainty on near-peer competitors like Russia and China and force them to deal with the U.S. military on its own terms.”


(02:00 PM)

GOOD: No new measles cases reported in fading U.S. outbreak.


(01:57 PM)

PRIVACY: Google-Owned Crashlytics Is Using Custom Fonts to Track Users.


(01:42 PM)

NOW OUT FROM CHRIS JACOBS: The Case Against Single Payer: How ‘Medicare for All’ Will Wreck America’s Health Care System―And Its Economy.


(01:35 PM)

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(01:33 PM)

NEW YORK SUN: Susan Collins’ Profile in Courage: A Historic Battle Is Underway in Maine.

As the Democrats vent their election year fury on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, they are pouring a fortune — millions — into a campaign to defeat Senator Susan Collins of Maine. They are blaming her for Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which the Senate’s most distinguished woman secured in the extraordinary speech announcing her decision to back the Justice.

Go for it, we say — it’ll only help Ms. Collins. That’s because attacking the Senator over Justice Kavanaugh will draw attention to, in her speech, one of the great teaching moments in the history of the Senate. At the time we called it “more than a profile in courage.” On top of that, we said, it was a “profile in substance.” The Maine Republican met the Democrats’ demagoguery with reason.

What riveted us at the time was what we called the senator’s “fidelity to fairness.” She declared that the confirmation process had become not only “dysfunctional” but also “a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign.” She laced into those who’d declared against Judge Kavanaugh even before the hearings, including some who had declared against him before his name was even announced.

The gutter-level campaign launched in the Senate against Justice Kavanaugh, though, had nothing like the nihilism of the attack just launched by the New York Times. The best deconstruction of it that we encountered is the National Review’s piece about what the Times turned up — hearsay by an accuser about an accusation the victim isn’t making from two generations ago.

Crazy and mean is no way to go through life, but it’s the approach the Democrats have chosen.


(01:32 PM)

SHOCKING REPORT: Leftist Dark Money Group Behind Supposed Grassroots ‘Impeach Kavanaugh’ Movement. The reason leftists thought the Tea Party was astroturf is that all their grassroots movements are.


(01:32 PM)

THAT’S NOT HOW THIS WORKS: Jackson Lee: House Members Will Have to Start ‘Flooding’ the Senate to Get Gun Control.


(01:30 PM)

BIDEN CAMPAIGN EXPLAINED: Dead Bodies Keep Moving For More Than a Year After Death, Forensic Scientist Finds.


(01:14 PM)

80 YEARS AGO TODAY: British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous sunk by German submarine U-29.

Also on this day, the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland, fulfilling its Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact pledge to help wipe Poland off the map.


(01:10 PM)

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: Explosion at Russian Lab That Houses Smallpox Sends Internet Into Panic.


(01:00 PM)

A “DIGITAL CLEANSE:” Why You Should Completely Wipe Your Phone Every Few Months.


(12:59 PM)

HEH: Hypocrisy: Right-Wingers Who Love It When The Babylon Bee Makes Stuff Up Suddenly Get Mad When The NYT Does It.


(12:56 PM)

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Knives made of frozen feces don’t make the cut, disproving well-known legend. “The knives simply melted upon contact, leaving behind streaks of melted poop.”


(12:53 PM)

IN 2018, THEY TOLD US SPANBERGER WAS A MODERATE: Aide to freshman Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger calls Trump-supporters ‘irreedeemable, white trash pieces of s—‘.


(12:48 PM)

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(12:45 PM)

FRANKLY, “BOTCH” SEEMS EXCESSIVELY KIND FOR WHAT HAPPENED HERE: How Did The New York Times Botch the Brett Kavanaugh Story? But you know it’s gotten bad because now they’re turning on each other: “On MSNBC last night, Pogrebin and Kelly blamed their editors, saying that the sentence was in the draft they submitted but then disappeared.”


(12:33 PM)

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: 2020 Democrats should look to Andrew Yang. Nuclear power is the way to go. “Climate change is a major talking point in the Democratic presidential primaries. When will they pay attention to the solution that actually works?”


(12:28 PM)

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: High school cheerleaders ‘on probation’ after posing with Trump banner, NC district says.

I’m so old, I can remember when school kids were celebrated for actually singing songs to the President.

I wonder what changed.


(12:03 PM)

LOTS OF STUFF, NONE OF IT GOOD: Do You Know What the Democrats Said at Their Debate?


(11:00 AM)

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(10:58 AM)

MEANWHILE, OVER AT VODKAPUNDIT: The Hill’s Niall Stanage Throws NYT Smear Merchants a Lifeline. “My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Brett whip out his penis at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.”


(10:57 AM)

STAND BY YOUR SHAM: Powerline continues to examine the scandals, lies and crimes of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN).


(10:45 AM)

TEXAS SAYS YOU’RE WELCOME, AMERICA: Saudi oil attacks didn’t spark a U.S. fuel crisis. Thank Texas.


(10:35 AM)

SOLIDARITY: Staff at Hong Kong hospital hold rally in support of protesters.


(10:30 AM)

WOMAN-MAJORITY OMAHA CITY COUNCIL OUTLAWS ABORTION: That’s Omaha, Texas, not the slightly larger jurisdiction up north in Nebraska.


(10:30 AM)

SEGREGATION TODAY, SEGREGATION TOMORROW, SEGREGATION FOREVER! Whites need not apply: Campus sci-tech symposium to only feature scholars of color.


(10:24 AM)

COLLUSION: “The Real Bombshell”: CBS News Hits NYT Over Kavanaugh Story To Focus On Witness Tampering. “The details of Keyser’s experience with those who pressured her to change her story started coming out last October, but only now — buried at the back of the new book from two NYT reporters — do we have an outright dismissal of Blasey Ford’s claims from Keyser. Somehow the NYT’s editors thought rehashing old and utterly uncorroborated campus gossip from the Golden Girls era was bigger news than witness tampering by Blasey Ford’s allies. If you missed yesterday’s adventures in the collapse of credibility at the New York Times regarding Keyser, catch up here.”


(10:05 AM)

ANY INSTITUTION — OR PERSON — NOT CONTROLLED BY THE LEFT IS ILLEGITIMATE: To Balance the Scales of Justice, Don’t Be Afraid to Pack the Court: The lifetime appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh cry out for Democratic hardball in response. This is a tacit admission, if one were needed, that all the Kavanaugh stuff is just political BS.

UPDATE: John Roberts is culpable in the Kavanaugh attacks. He showed you could rough up the ref and change the call.


(10:05 AM)

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Unsolicited Advice: Your Parents Aren’t Dumb, You’re Just A Nag.


(10:00 AM)

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Duke student senate denies Christian org recognition over traditional beliefs.


(09:00 AM)

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(08:59 AM)

AN INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know, by Randy E. Barnett and Josh Blackman.

This book and video series teaches the narrative of constitutional law as it has developed over the past two centuries. All students even those unfamiliar with American history will learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today. Our online library of sixty-three videos brings the Supreme Court’s one hundred most important decisions to life. These videos are enriched by photographs, maps, and even audio from the Supreme Court. The book and videos are accessible for all levels: law school, college, high school, home school, and independent study. Students can read and watch these materials before class to prepare for lectures or study after class to fill in any gaps in their notes. And, come exam time, students can watch the entire canon of constitutional law in about twelve hours. I will blog previews of our entire video catalogue in the intermediary days between Constitution Day and the first Monday in October.

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(08:57 AM)

NEWS YOU CAN USE: ‘No Beto’ AR-15 Lower Receiver Available in Time for Christmas, Chanukah.


(08:53 AM)

ANY INSTITUTION THE LEFT DOESN’T CONTROL IS ILLEGITIMATE: The Assault on the Supreme Court: The revival of smears against Kavanaugh is part of a campaign.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will apparently receive continuing education in the politics of personal destruction, and this weekend came another round of rumor-mill accusations over his conduct in college. It’s important to understand that this assault on the Justice is part of the left’s larger campaign against the legitimacy of the current Supreme Court and an independent judiciary.

By now readers have seen Democrats running for President calling for Justice Kavanaugh to be impeached, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke. These Democrats know there is zero chance of a Republican Senate voting to remove Mr. Kavanaugh from office.

The attacks on Justice Kavanaugh are an attempt at intimidation to influence his opinions. But if Democrats fail in that, they want to portray conservative opinions of the current Court as illegitimate. Even Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota now says the Judiciary confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh was “a sham.” She knows better but so much for her self-styling as a “moderate.” . . .

This is the most radical attack on the judiciary in decades. These aren’t crank voices like those posting “Impeach Earl Warren ” billboards in the 1950s. This campaign is led by the power center of the Democratic Party, including Members of the Judiciary Committee such as Ms. Harris who vet judicial nominations. Their attack on a core democratic institution is exactly what they claim President Trump is doing, but Mr. Trump is mostly bluster.

This assault on the judiciary is being carried out with conviction and malice, as the character assassination against Justice Kavanaugh shows. One motivation is that everything on the left’s new agenda, from the Green New Deal to a wealth tax, depends on favorable court rulings. The left is used to running the nation’s law schools and controlling the courts.

But the Senate has confirmed more than 150 judicial nominees since President Trump took office. And progressives would now rather attempt a hostile takeover of Article III courts than wait to win the old-fashioned way: at the ballot box.

Chief Justice John Roberts, by yielding to bullying over ObamaCare and telling himself he was preserving the reputation of the Court, instead invited this assault. The only solution now is to refuse to give in further.


(08:50 AM)

I’M KINDA SUPRISED THE NYT LET THIS THROUGH: The Abortion Mysticism of Pete Buttigieg: How the party of science decided that personhood begins at birth.


(08:41 AM)

WARTHOGS ALOFT AND WAITING TO BE FED: Four A-10 Thunderbolt IIs enroute to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, wait their turn to be refueled by a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R.


(08:39 AM)

FANTASIES OF MURDERING POLITICAL OPPONENTS PLAY A BIG ROLE IN LEFTIST THOUGHT: Union County high school teacher reportedly told students VP Pence should be ‘shot in the head.’

And leftists disproportionately work for government. Which means government is disproportionately filled with people who fantasize about murdering their political opponents.


(08:38 AM)

THIS APPLIES TO OUR OTHER INSTITUTIONS, TOO: Without Accountability, There Can Never Be Trust in Our Government.


(08:35 AM)

THESE DAYS, JUST THE FACT THAT IT’S IN THE NYT IS A STRONG INDICATOR OF TRAINWRECKERY: Howard Kurtz: How I realized the NY Times Kavanaugh story was a train wreck.

UPDATE: Piers Morgan: Trump’s right – this Kavanaugh sex smear fiasco proves the New York Times is now a partisan hack paper intent on destroying his presidency by any means necessary.

Let me get this absolutely straight: the supposedly most prestigious newspaper in America published an unbelievably damaging allegation against a Supreme Court justice and neglected to mention that the supposed victim of this ‘sexual assault’ doesn’t remember it ever happening?

And the New York Times KNEW this fact but decided not to include it in their report?

So they deliberately withheld from their readers a staggeringly important piece of information that would have led the vast majority of those readers to have a very different perception as to the veracity of this story?

This is the very worst kind of indefensible guttersnipe journalism; a trumped-up smear with no credible basis of evidence to support it, designed to destroy the reputation of one of America’s highest ranking lawmakers, and possibly cost him his job.

And it raises a number of very difficult questions for the New York Times.

First, who took the decision to leave out that salient fact, and who else knew?

Second, why did they take that decision?

Third, what is the New York Times doing publishing such scurrilous unverified gossip like this in the first place?

It’s hard not to conclude that they did it because their anti-Trump agenda is now so embedded in the newspaper’s DNA they’re prepared to play fast and loose with facts if it helps take him down.

Or even if it just makes them, and their readers, feel better about themselves for a moment.

The press reacted to Trump’s criticism with outrage — and then exerted every effort to live down to it.


(08:34 AM)

THIS DOESN’T SEEM GOOD: A sudden explosion at a Siberian virus research center on Monday reportedly left the facility engulfed in flames, according to several Russian news outlets.


(08:13 AM)

DECOUPLING: China economic slowdown sparks debate over what caused the slump, and how Beijing should intervene.

Industrial production growth – an important gauge of manufacturing output – slowed to 4.4 per cent in August, a new 17-year low, while retail sales growth slowed to 7.5 per cent. Fixed asset investment slowed to 5.5 per cent in the first eight months of year, down from 5.7 per cent in the first seven months, despite government efforts to boost local government infrastructure investment.

While the trade war has been commonly blamed for a slowdown which also saw China’s economy grow at its lowest rate on record in the second quarter of this year, others have pointed to challenges to growth that predate last July, when the first tariffs were enacted, such as the deleveraging campaign that started two years ago to reduce debt and risky lending.

“The economic figures would not be that good even without the trade war. The slowdown was already projected,” Hao said. “Instead, policymakers are using the occasion to accelerate long-awaited but delayed reforms, such as interest rate liberalisation.”

China has structural defects. Trump is pushing on them.


(08:12 AM)

SNOWFALLS WILL SOON BE JUST A THING OF THE PAST: It’s still technically summer but snow is falling in the Sierra along the California-Nevada line.


(08:10 AM)

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Kurt Schlichter: Beto The Furry Is Less Amusing When He Calls For Violence Against American Citizens.


(08:09 AM)

JOSH BLACKMAN WILL BE GUESTBLOGGING HERE, in support of the new book he and Randy Barnett have out: An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know. Please make him welcome.


(07:55 AM)

INDOCTRINATION NATION: Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America’s High Schools.


(07:55 AM)

NARRATIVE HARDEST HIT: Research refutes ‘assault weapon’ ban, buybacks.

The report goes on to explain that the law’s larger impact on overall gun violence was minimal, because the banned weapons were rarely involved in criminal acts in the first place. According to the FBI, rifles — a broader category that lumps together your grandpappy’s hunting rifle with military-style rifles — constitute an average of 340 homicides per year. Though any loss of life is tragic, these numbers don’t exactly rise to the occasion in solving what is commonly characterized as a national epidemic.

But this debate isn’t about just any old rifle, right? The scope of this debate is often targets one specific style of the rifle: the infamous AR-15.

Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 — the so-called “weapon of choice” of mass shooters — produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis — roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation — the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime.

This sizable arsenal usually brings up another problematic proposal: mandatory buybacks. Such a program — à la Australia’s National Firearms Agreement (NFA), circa 1996 — could potentially remove these weapons and reduce the risk of them being used to commit future acts of violence.

Yet again, the research suggests otherwise. Scholars increasingly refute any correlation between NFA and declines in violence.

Bad guys gonna bad guy, but firearms can help level the playing field.


(07:50 AM)

I ACTUALLY THINK TRUMP’S PLAYING THIS ABOUT RIGHT, BUT IT WON’T HURT FOR THE CHINESE TO SEE HIM UNDER PRESSURE TO DO MORE: Conservatives challenge Trump’s muted response on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. “U.S. conservative activists are increasingly taking up the cause of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, with some saying President Trump’s hard-line trade stance on Beijing is inspiring the protesters, while others are urging the administration to more publicly stand up for the movement amid threats of a crackdown by China’s communist government.” The trade stance is why the Chinese haven’t sent in tanks.


(07:48 AM)

LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Porn site BangBros just bid $10 million for Miami’s NBA stadium to become the ‘BangBros Center.’


(07:47 AM)

HE’S NOT WRONG: Father of Parkland shooting victim: ‘Guns didn’t kill my daughter, Democratic policies did.’


(07:41 AM)

RICHARD STALLMAN RESIGNS FROM MIT. Neither MIT nor the woke mob is getting much sympathy from the Slashdot crowd.


(07:29 AM)

VIDEO PODCAST: Brendan O’Neil and David Starkey tell you everything you need to know about Brexit.


(07:05 AM)

ADULT SUPERVISION: ‘Get real’: Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push.


(07:04 AM)

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Cancel Culture Update-Richard Pryor Weeps. “Of the myriad assaults on free speech — most of which are coming from politically correct leftist scolds — the assault on stand-up comedy is the most ominous. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a comic.”

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to laugh at.


(07:00 AM)

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: The scandal of the Caroline Calloway “scam” story isn’t the “scam”; it’s that 800,000 infatuated females were dumb enough to fall for it.


(05:30 AM)

OH, DEAR LORD:  DC = DemocRat Comics.


(05:00 AM)

IF YOU SHOW THIS ARTICLE TO BERNIE AND OCCASIONAL CORTEX, DO THEY EXPLODE?  Capital and Delayed Gratification.


(04:30 AM)

NOW, I KNOW ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS DON’T NEED TO HAVE CERTAIN NUMBERS OF COLUMN INCHES, BUT HOW MUCH CAN YOU WRITE, WHEN THE ANSWER IS “EVERYTHING?”  What the 1619 Project Gets Wrong about Slavery and Economics.


(04:00 AM)

LOOK HOW SHOCKED MY FACE IS!  The Environmental Costs of Renewable Energy Are Staggering.


(03:30 AM)

OF COURSE SHE DID. OTHERWISE THE LEFT WILL DESTROY HER:  Marianne Williamson Walks Back Comment That Conservatives Treat Her ‘Nicer’ .


(02:36 AM)

SHE NEEDS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT CONSTITUTION IS SHE PROMISED TO OBEY.  YOU KNOW, RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL, ETC? ALSO IF I REMEMBER THIS IS THE ASS WHO THINK CATHOLICS CAN’T SERVE IN PUBLIC POSTS:  Hirono (D) Calls For Kavanaugh Impeachment .  Senator Hirono, I invite you to contemplate my middle fingers. I have a matched set.


(02:00 AM)

I AM SO SHOCKED. LOOK AT MY SHOCKED FACE:  Women’s March Replaces Anti-Semitic Board Members With Anti-Semites .


(01:34 AM)

BECAUSE “DEPLORABLES” WORKED SO WELL FOR THEM:  Aide to freshman Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger calls Trump-supporters ‘irreedeemable, white trash pieces of s—‘.


(01:00 AM)

WHY DO YOU THINK THEY’RE BRINGING IN AN ARMY OF ILLEGAL INVADERS?  Liberals Want to Grab Guns…but Who Will Do the Grabbing?


(12:33 AM)

HE’S STARTING TO REMIND ME OF THE DRUNK GUY DRIVING A TRACTOR ON COLFAX IN DENVER AT RUSH HOUR, CONVINCED HE’S GOING TO ESCAPE THE POLICE…  Beto Insists On Saying Quiet Part Very Loudly.

Or perhaps the bear who used to barhop our neighborhood when we lived we west Colorado Springs. Big *ss drunken bear, stumbling from bar dumpster to bar dumpster and thinking he’s totally unnoticeable….


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Monday, September 16, 2019


(11:04 PM)

ANALYSIS: TRUE. The media has officially lost its damn mind:

Remember the dunking-kid meme from a couple of years ago? Little kid runs up to his tiny basketball hoop, dunks the ball, turns around to flex and holler. Meanwhile he doesn’t see that the whole backboard is wobbling and about to collapse on his head. When it does, he looks confused.

Congrats, New York Times! And Politico. And CNN. You’re all the Dunking Kids. You keep throwing down on the Trump administration. The backboard of truth keeps falling on your head. The rest of us laugh.

The New York Times just issued its most spectacular correction since my personal favorite, from Nov. 7, 2012: “An earlier version of this article misspelled the singer’s surname in a number of places. He is Bruce Springsteen, not Springstein.”

This Sunday’s correction cut the legs out from under its big Saturday scoop about a supposed new sex scandal about Brett Kavanaugh involving a woman who supposedly had Kavanaugh’s penis shoved into her hand when they were both at Yale. The Times’ gobsmacking correction noted that in the book from which its Saturday report was derived, “the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.”

Backboard of truth meets skull.

And these two tweets tonight from Trump will keep the feedback loop alive:

Given the symbiotic relationship between the politicians of the Democratic Party and their operatives with bylines, Steve’s question earlier today takes on added meaning: Are the Democrats Committing Electoral Suicide?


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(10:51 PM)

TRANSPARENCY: NYT Insider Reveals Who Drafted And Sent The Vile Tweet About Kavanaugh. It was Robin Pogrebin. That boosts the “reckless disregard” angle, since the book makes clear there was no basis.


(10:46 PM)

DAVID BARON, CALL YOUR OFFICE: Mountain lion takes advantage of Sonora family who opened house to enjoy cool night. Don’t do that.

This is a long-running tagline on InstaPundit, but David Baron’s book, The Beast In The Garden, remains terrific. And mountain lions that encounter humans should be shot, to encourage them to be as shy and nonaggressive as the propaganda claims.


(10:36 PM)

NOT SUCH A SHOCKER, REALLY: Poll: Majority of Hispanics Support Ending Welfare-Dependent Immigration.


(10:08 PM)

WELL, GOOD: The Best News in a Long Time: The Far Side Is Coming Back.


(09:59 PM)

INSERT BLONDE JOKE HERE: Woman complained about her shoes hurting all night only to discover she’d been wearing them on the wrong FEET. At least it’s an easy fix.


(09:43 PM)

NICE: Trump honors Yankees great Mariano Rivera with Medal of Freedom.

“I was the happiest man in baseball,” Rivera said at the White House Monday. Rivera touched on one of the president’s favorite topics — immigration.

“Learning English is the first thing that we should do,” Rivera said of immigrants.

Good advice.


(09:30 PM)

OPEN THREAD: Monday, Monday.