News of the Week for September 28th, 2014
- Election 2014
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
A Marxist Mistake? AFL-CIO Pushes Get Out The Vote For Mid-Terms Under Soviet-Style Symbol
Communism, once banned, appears to leave its mark on America’s oldest labor federation
Campaign Manager Arrested in Cocaine-for-Votes Scheme
This happened in Donna, TX, which is down in the Rio Grande Valley. Donna is in Hidalgo County, and Tatler readers are very familiar with that county.
Kansas gubernatorial candidate addresses 1990s strip club incident
In the late 1990s the Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas was getting a lap dance at a strip club when cops raided it in search of drugs, a situation Paul Davis on Saturday described as being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Only in New York: Indicted congressman set to win re-election
Once left for dead by many on Capitol Hill amid looming federal charges, embattled Rep. Michael Grimm, New York Republican, is running neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger in a bid for a third term amid a fusillade of attacks by national Democrats looking to flip the seat.
Close Alaska Races for Senate, Governor
PPP’s newest Alaska poll finds toss up races for both the US Senate and Governor. Dan Sullivan leads Mark Begich 43/41 for the Senate, with minor candidates combining for 5%. Bill Walker leads incumbent Sean Parnell 42/41 for Governor, with minor candidates combining for 5% in that race as well.
S.D. Dem Governor Candidate Plagiarized a Piece of Her Biography, from Plagiarizing Wis. Dem
Yet another Democratic gubernatorial candidate, South Dakota’s Susan Wismer, appears to have plagiarized policy prescriptions from fellow Democrats — among them, ironically, Mary Burke, Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, who lifted large chunks of her own campaign material from others.
Full 7th Circuit Appeals Court refuses to stop Wisconsin Voter I.D. law
Voter ID law in full effect for November, unless Supreme Court intervenes.
The Five Senate Races that will NOT decide control of the Senate.
Let me turn off the spin cycle for a second – or maybe just switch it over to the Republican settings – and tell you what is what. Right now we have 45 seats. We need 51. All that money the Democrats spent in Tennessee and Georgia? Flushed. That seat in Kansas? The exact same thing is going to happen there, too: the Democrats are not going to be able to pretend that the ‘independent’ nominee isn’t anything except a Democratic cat’s-paw. So I’m not going to pretend that we’re at anything except 45 right now, and neither should you.
Targeting the Constitution
It is now well known that the IRS targeted tea party organizations. What is less well known, but perhaps even more scandalous, is that the IRS also targeted those who would educate their fellow citizens about the United States Constitution.
Dosvedanya, Holder: America’s First Soviet Attorney General Steps Down
Of all the malfeasances of William Jefferson Clinton the one that would have most justified a removal from office was not the Monica hijinks, even with the attendant lying under oath and absurd parsings of the word “is,” but the pardoning of Marc Rich — the billionaire international commodities trader and mammoth contributor to, er, Clinton. Luckily for Bill, this action occurred on the last day of his presidency, making anything like impeachment moot, even though it was an example of political corruption that would have made Boss Tweed envious.
For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip to Be ‘Square’
It’s white. It’s square. And at 1-by-1 inch in diameter, it is the perfect accoutrement to any entrepreneur’s smartphone.
Girl, 11, shoots man attacking mother in southeast Oklahoma City
A child shot a man early Wednesday after police say he stabbed the child’s mother at a home in southeast Oklahoma City. Police report the incident appears to be domestic-related.
Hide the Decline
Chicken Little, and Chicken Little Jr., 46 Years Apart
Here’s Robert Kennedy in a 1968 campaign ad that, as I wrote in 2011, shows how quickly the rot seeped into the post-JFK left. Compare RFK’s rhetoric as he tells a classroom of young kids that they are doomed to spend their adult lives trapped in a Soylent Green-style eco-apocalypse, with the can-do optimism of his brother, and it was clear that the end of the New Frontier was well in sight.
The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus
Extremists’ rhetoric heats up as their case falls apart.
Al Gore Leaves People’s Climate March in Chevy Suburban SUV
Former Vice President Al Gore made his exit from Sunday’s climate change march in New York City in a Chevrolet Suburban SUV after speaking to reporters about renewable energy.
Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda
Communists along with a few environmental groups staged a “People’s Climate Rally” in Oakland, California on Sunday, September 21, in conjunction with the larger “People’s Climate March” in New York City on the same day.
Capitalism Is Clean(er)
Red isn’t green.
China’s pollution record sheds light on Obama climate agenda
This past week, when the President wasn’t busy talking to the United Nations about ISIS (er… ISIL?) or bidding a fond farewell to the Attorney General, he managed to sneak in some speeches about the pressing need to deal with climate change. Such a busy period in foreign affairs might be the best time to kick a few green initiatives into action when you think about it. In his speech, Obama stressed the importance for everyone else to get on board, even as he prepares the US for potentially costly moves to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The Collection of Evidence for a Lower Climate Sensitivity Continues to Grow – now up to 14 papers lower than IPCC
Nic Lewis and Judith Curry just published a blockbuster paper that pegs the earth’s equilibrium climate sensitivity—how much the earth’s average surface temperature is expected to rise in association with a doubling of the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide concentration—at 1.64°C (1.05°C to 4.05°C, 90% range), a value that is nearly half of the number underpinning all of President Obama’s executive actions under his Climate Action Plan.
Aussie Government Holds Firm against Climate Bullying
The Australian Abbott government has, in the last few days, endured significant pressure from President Obama, and other committed greens, to join their efforts to chase the carbon dragon. I’m happy to report that, so far, Abbott seems to be sticking to his commitment to avoid enacting costly climate policies, such as the carbon tax.
Russia Discovers Massive Arctic Oil Field Which May Be Larger Than Gulf Of Mexico
In a dramatic stroke of luck for the Kremlin, this morning there is hardly a person in the world who is happier than Russian president Vladimir Putin because overnight state-run run OAO Rosneft announced it has discovered what may be a treasure trove of black oil, one which could boost Russia’s coffers by hundreds of billions if not more, when a vast pool of crude was discovered in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean, showing the region has the potential to become one of the world’s most important crude-producing areas, arguably bigger than the Gulf Of Mexico. The announcement was made by Igor Sechin, Rosneft’s chief executive officer, who spent two days sailing on a Russian research ship to the drilling rig where the find was unveiled today.
Saudi girl performs song wearing red lipstick and without a hijab, provokes social media backlash
Some on social media condemn the young singer as “immodest” others praise performance of “innocent child.”
Government in Healthcare
Number of ObamaCare enrollees appears to be dropping
President Obama’s claim last spring that 8 million people had enrolled in ObamaCare recently got a significant downgrade from the head of the agency overseeing the plan.
War & Terror
Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria have begun
The U.S. military began airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Monday evening, according to the Pentagon.
Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris Subways
Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captive Islamic State militants told his intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris.
Al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen fire rocket towards U.S. embassy, say revenge for drone strike
An al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring several guards, to retaliate for what it said on social media was a U.S. drone strike in a northern province the day before.
‘I had a third breast implant so I can turn off men’
American Jasmine Tridevil, 21, claims she had plastic surgery to create a third breast and now hopes to have her own MTV reality show
And the Senator Who Called Kirsten Gillibrand Chubby Is …
Or rather, was — Hawaii’s late, one-armed senator Daniel Inouye.
Mass. D.A. drops charges against protesters engaged in illegal blockade — because he agrees with their political opinions
Yet because “this was an act of civil disobedience,” Sutter said, “this should be treated as a civil infraction.” According to PRI’s quote of one of the protesters, the protesters were required only to “pay $2,000 restitution to the Somerset police and the state police for their overtime charges essentially.”
Civil-Rights Leaders Want Django Actress to Apologize for Playing Race Card with LAPD
Some of Danièle Watts’s initial defenders are now calling on the actress to apologize for claiming she was recently detained due to racial profiling. New evidence of the incident, and the events preceding it, has some civil-rights leaders saying Watts was “crying wolf” on the matter.
Homeschooling Family Ordered to Follow Common Core Curriculum
New Jersey parents must provide instruction “equivalent” to public schools.
Lately, when thinking about #Gamergate I am reminded of the intro to Total Annihilation
Obama critic D’Souza spared prison for violating election law
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza avoided prison on Tuesday when a U.S. judge sentenced him to serve eight months in a community confinement center after he pled guilty to violating campaign finance law.
‘They’re On To Us’: Gaming Journalists Respond to Critics in Newly Revealed GameJournoPros Emails
A second tranche of leaked emails from the secret GameJournoPros mailing list, dated September 2014 and published today by Breitbart London, reveals video game journalists insulting popular YouTubers and laughing off the prospect of readers challenging them about ethical violations.
#GamerGate — Achievement Unlocked: Epic Shitstorm!
So, I’ve been hanging out on Twitter, and it’s been a lot of fun. It’s the one place I can trot out accurate information and truth in a polite but merciless fashion, and eviscerate some blithering asshole holding forth on a subject he knows jack crap about. Plus, you can carpet-bomb a series of brutal, but funny one-liners into a continuing discussion between 10,000 people, and earn a few small kudos for it.
Meters eyed as possible cause of Nevada fires
Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger.
Top Ten Things Parents Hate About Common Core
It’s the first school year most parents have heard about Common Core. And they don’t like it one bit.
Study: One in Ten Adults in U.S. Not Proficient in English
The number of working-age adults in the United States with limited proficiency in English has more than doubled since 1980, according to a new Brookings Institution study. Immigrants proficient in English, the study notes, tend to earn substantially higher incomes.
‘Burn Their Houses Down’ – The Progressive Activists The Media Doesn’t Want You To See
It was a protest for the planet, or at least it was billed that way. Progressive activists marched under the “green” banner this week in New York City to call for “action” on climate change. But what was the “action” they were advocating?
Conservative lawmakers secretly plot to oust John Boehner
For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker’s office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections.
The Hillary Letters
Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky correspondence revealed
How Sloppy, Biased Video Games Reporting Almost Destroyed a CEO
Ben Kuchera, opinion editor at games website Polygon, publicised lurid sexual allegations about the chief executive of Stardock, a 20-year video games industry veteran, in an apparent attempt to do professional damage to someone he perceived to have right-wing politics
Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates
The U.S. Forest Service has tightened restrictions on media coverage in vast swaths of the country’s wild lands, requiring reporters to pay for a permit and get permission before shooting a photo or video in federally designated wilderness areas.
Groundhog Dropped by de Blasio Died of Injuries, Zoo Allegedly Covered it Up
In what may be the New York Postiest scoop ever, the New York Post reported Thursday that Chuck, the groundhog dropped by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, died a week after the incident of internal injuries, and that the zoo has been engaged in a “cover up” to conceal the fact from the public.
Holder resigning as AG
The timing on this move is, to say the least, curious.
After Eric Holder: Potential attorney general choices
Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Thursday afternoon that he’ll step down as the nation’s top law enforcement official.
EEOC Files First Transgender Lawsuits Based on Civil Rights Act
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today has filed lawsuits that claim discrimination on the basis of transgender status violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of “sex,” among other things.
Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace
A man who had been fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
Having Sex, Not Having Sex Both Count as Sexual Violence
The feminazis who continue to grind college campuses under the heels of their combat boots regard pretty much everything a male might do as “sexual violence.” This pertains not only to all sex but even to the absence of sex
Students & teachers walk out in protest of new history curriculum that ISN’T anti-American
Hundreds of Jeffco students walk out in largest school board protest
7-year-old girl replaces deer trophy lost in house fire, shoots 8-point buck
Five months ago, Ben Skirvin and his family were tucked into their beds when they awoke to a fire in their St. Louis home.
Woman Irate That Ontario Family Is Flying Mexican Flag In Their Front Yard
A controversy involving the Mexican flag has one family in Ontario wondering why one woman made it her business, while the people she did business with, in turn, asked her to leave.
No Apple gadgets allowed: LA Clippers owner and ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bans his players from using iPads
Also said that players would have to start using Microsoft smartphones
Colorado Students Strip in Mass Protest Provoked by Teachers’ Union
Thousands of students from high schools in suburban Denver have walked out of school this week to protest, some stripping off their clothes and writing protest slogans on their bodies, to oppose what their teachers have told them is a proposed American History curriculum that will teach patriotism and citizenship and deny them the opportunity for civil disobedience
Policewoman injured in Ferguson amid protests
A police officer has been shot in Ferguson, Missouri, as anti-racial protests continue over the death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.
Ferguson police officer shot as troubles continue
While the situation seems to remain more calm on average than during the height of the protests, tensions are still running high in Ferguson. Last night a police officer on routine patrol interrupted a burglary in process and wound up being shot.
The List: Every Journalist in the GameJournoPros Group Revealed
Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes.
Economy & Taxes
Venezuela lacked good faith in ConocoPhillips seizure – World Bank
Venezuela failed to act in good faith or properly compensate ConocoPhillips for three big oil assets the country expropriated in 2007, a World Bank arbitration panel said on Wednesday
Students write suicide notes to ‘learn English’
After students read a poem with a shocking ending, they were assigned to write suicide notes.
The Lesson of the Scottish Referendum
I breathed a sigh of relief when Scotland voted Thursday to stay in the United Kingdom. It was partly nostalgia, I suppose, for the storied history of Great Britain as a bastion of liberty and mother of parliaments and all that sort of thing. But it was also because it has never been quite clear what the advocates of Scottish independence were seeking independence from. When America declared its independence from Britain, we wrote a little document laying out the causes which impelled us to the separation. The Scottish “Yes” campaign just seemed to run Braveheart on an endless loop. Mel Gibson has a lot to answer for.
Student ‘entrepreneur’ suspended for selling banned non-diet pop at school
A Lethbridge, Alta., high school student was suspended last week for selling non-diet soft drinks to his peers, violating school nutritional and marketing policies and drawing the ire of administrators.
Hong Kong students take to streets in mass strike over China’s refusal to grant full democracy
Protesting Beijing’s decision to rule out fully democratic elections
Philippines: The Chinese Threat Grows
The government released more photos showing how China is building military facilities on the disputed Johnson South (Chigua) Reef and several other reefs. China will not admit that it is expanding these reefs (by dredging up sand) and usually insists that they are merely trying to rebuild a reef that has been damaged by storms. This is not the sort of thing China does.
Parliament Recall To Coincide With UKIP Conference
Rumours are now rife in Westminster that Parliament will be recalled on Friday to debate the government’s response to the latest U.S.-led attacks on ISIS.
CDC: Ebola could infect 1.4 million in Liberia and Sierra Leone by end of January
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, already ghastly, could get worse by orders of magnitude, killing hundreds of thousands of people and embedding itself in the human population for years to come, according to two worst-case scenarios from scientists studying the historic outbreak.
Kim Jong Un hasn’t been seen for weeks and no one is quite sure why
In North Korea, political life revolves around Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Yet Kim appeared to have skipped a high-level governmental meeting Thursday – and no one seems to know quite why.
We Were Thrown Off a Bus for Singing About a Pig to Our Baby: Couple
Did Yorkshire Muslims declare war on music about non-halal animals?
Jokowi slams rollback of local elections
INDONESIAN president-elect Joko Widodo has accused his opponents of rolling back democracy after parliament voted to scrap direct elections of local officials, a move likely to hinder his ambitious reform agenda.
India, China Resolve 2-Week Border Standoff
India’s foreign minister said India and China have resolved a tense, two-week military border standoff in the northern Himalayan region.
Nuclear Bomb Number 2: Mark Reckless MP Defects To UKIP
Conservative Member of Parliament Mark Reckless has this afternoon defected to the UK Independence Party in another surprise move by Nigel Farage’s political party. Reckless will “resign” his seat at the House of Commons and force another by-election, he has no duty to do so and admitted it was a risk as his seat “is not even within the top hundred UKIP targets”.
Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas To Clear Protesters
Hong Kong police used tear gas Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters who had gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the semiautonomous city.
We Screwed Up On Ebola, And Now The Crisis Is Getting Much Worse
Back in April, when the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had killed less than 100 people, Doctors Without Borders urged the world to mobilize a significant response, warning that failure to act could result in an “unprecedented epidemic.”
Catalonia Sets Date for Independence Referendum, Spanish Govt Declares it ‘Unconstitutional’
Those interested in separatist movements around the world will shift their focus from Scotland immediately onto the Spanish region of Catalonia, following the announcement in the past 24 hours that the Catalan government has formally approved independence referendum plans, and set a date for November 9th.
How Republicans Can Address The War on Women
North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is beating up challenger Thom Tillis, despite her rotten record. Here’s what the women giving her an edge are thinking.
Biden gets another free pass
Remember when the media freaked out for three days over Sarah Palin’s completely innocuous use of the term “blood libel”?
Does Neil deGrasse Tyson make up stories?
Neil deGrasse Tyson may well be America’s most prominent scientist. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, both in New York. He was the host for Fox’s “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” and PBS’s “NOVA ScienceNow.” He is a prominent lecturer and public intellectual, and may be more well known than Bill Nye, the Science Guy. He is a noted authority on science and current affairs — and yet, according to at least one critic, he may have a habit of making up some of the tales he tells in his speeches.
I Teach Gender Roles To My Kids and I’m Good With That
We do need to teach our boys not to hit girls
How the Worm Crawls Into the Apple
Equality Kills Quality
The Electric Kool-Aid Birth Control Hormone Test
We’ve come to look at birth control as a way to control our lives while ignoring potential and serious psychological, physical, and social consequences.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Really Wants Poor People To Stop Having Babies
Five years ago, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the most fascinating thing in a candid interview with Sunday New York Times Magazine reporter Emily Bazelon
Why Suburbia Irks Some Conservatives
For generations, politicians of both parties – dating back at least to Republican Herbert Hoover and Democrat Franklin Roosevelt – generally supported the notion of suburban growth and the expansion of homeownership. “A nation of homeowners,” Franklin Roosevelt believed, “of people who own a real share in their land, is unconquerable.”
The greatest cultural victory of the Left has been to disregard the Nazi-Soviet Pact
Seventy-five years ago today, Red Army troops smashed into Poland. Masters of deception and propaganda, they encouraged locals to believe that they were coming to join the battle against Hitler, who had invaded two weeks’ earlier. But, within a day, the true nature of the Nazi-Soviet collaboration was exposed.
Star Trek, originalism, and law
Mike Rappaport discusses a classic Star Trek episode, Omega Glory:
That is the one where Kirk goes to a planet and instructs the Yangs about their document, “The Constitution of the United States.” The Yangs – through centuries of decline – cannot even read the document properly and do not understand its meaning. Kirk corrects them. For many originalists, Omega Glory is a metaphorical tale of how the Supreme Court and the modern legal culture have misunderstood the Constitution.
Moving to a More Constructive High School Curriculum Won’t Be Easy
You can’t make an aircraft carrier spin on a dime. The same goes for public education, a potential tool for great good that has been used consciously for decades by leftwing radicals in the mold of former communist terrorist and current prominent education professor Bill Ayers to undermine America’s belief in itself. Kudos to patriots in Colorado for taking some early steps toward getting this massive ship turned around. Unsurprisingly, they have encountered pushback
The Reeducation of Dinesh D’Souza
Crime is not disease.
‘Don’t Ever Appear on The Daily Show’
Megan McCardle reminds her readers at Bloomberg View that Viacom’s faux news show loves itself plenty of dishonest ransom note editing and ambush interviews
Old Technopanic in New iBottles
Gather around young’uns: Back in the antediluvean early 90s, when the digital world was young, a motley group of technologists and privacy advocates fought what are now, somewhat melodramatically, known as the Crypto Wars. There were many distinct battlefields, but the overarching question over which the Crypto Wars were fought was this: Would ordinary citizens be free to protect their communications and private files using strong, truly secure cryptography, or would governments seek to force programmers and computer makers to build in backdoors that would enable any scheme of encryption to be broken by the authorities?
Psychiatry, Mental Illness, and the State
Finally, we have a definitive discussion of the discipline of psychiatry, from an insider committed to the profession but who does not shy away from its profound difficulties. In Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry, Dr. Tom Burns reveals all even while insisting that at bottom “psychiatry is a major force for good.” Psychiatry is inherently controversial since it claims to know the psyche; but this touches, as he puts it, what “is most human in us,” our being, our “soul” which we cannot be neutral about. Psychiatry is a “hybrid” of “guided empathy” and detached cure—and the profession has swung wildly between them for years.
Twenty Years Ago: Republicans Learned How to Win
On September 27th, the nation will be stumbling across a very significant and illustrative anniversary — and yet the very people who need to be enlightened remain clueless. It is the 20th anniversary of the rollout of the Contract with America, a document that nationalized a Congressional midterm election for perhaps the first time. This nationalization of the ‘94 election was the key component – though not the only one – in an historic landslide wave election. The Republicans swept 54 Democrats out of the House, including Speaker Tom Foley, and eight from the Senate, and took control of both chambers. This broke a 40-year drought in the House, by the way.
A Toast to America’s Craft Beer Renaissance
The days of dourly downing mass-produced lite beer because that’s all that’s on tap are over. Thank God.
Why I Want To Live Long And Burden My Children
Ezekiel Emanuel wants to die at 75 because he equates worth with productivity. But burdens help us sacrifice our selfishness for love.
Why the libertarian boom is bad for traditional conservatives
Conservatives and libertarians often get lumped together. But we’re not the same.
Loch Ness Socialism
The Loch Ness Monster is a “cryptid” — something rumored to exist but without actual proof. The Socialist Utopia of the progressives is a cryptid too. In his latest Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why Good Socialism, like the Loch Ness Monster, is a giant, air-breathing creature that (conveniently!) NEVER COMES UP FOR AIR.
In Defense of Crony Capitalism
Well, that’s a title that ought to generate a few raised eyebrows at least. To be fair, this is not a defense of crony capitalism, but rather an attempt to take a closer look at the phenomenon and understand it a little better.
The Ivy League’s 13 Most Daffy, Outrageously Liberal College Courses
New England’s eight Ivy League colleges offer a slew of blatantly biased classes to educate America’s gullible best and brightest. From bashing Christianity and organized religion to preaching the hazards of capitalism, these fancypants schools have it all.
Salon addresses the right issue, but reaches the wrong conclusion
I was up at 8 a.m. this morning (a fact I will address with my two year old later), and saw people on Twitter discussing something about a “New Constitution.” My search led me to Donna Brazile tweeting out a link from Salon entitled “We need a new constitution: Here’s how we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths and the 1 percent.” As an aside, while I was on her page, I noticed she also retweeted something by known Twitter troll and genuinely awful sharer of thoughts, LOLGOP, and account whose profile picture is of an elephant performing a sexual act on itself.
In the scant arsenal of the historian, the concept of the century has an outsized place. A historian’s century needn’t strictly adhere to the dictates of the calendar: Most of them, for instance, incline to the view that the twentieth century began with the outbreak of World War One in 1914. (Though there is the unsettling fact that by the time the novelist Henry James died in 1916, he had acquired electric lighting, rode a bicycle, wrote on a typewrirter, saw a movie, and could have had a Freudian analysis, flown in a plane, and understood the principles of the jet engine and space travel.)
Laughing at the new Inquisition
The stench of hypocrisy from the “progressive” high moral ground.
And this is one reason why many of us worked to get Ted Cruz in the Senate.
I almost feel sorry for Anonymous Austin Guy; it must not be fun to have a Republican gently tell you that you’re on the side opposite Ted Kennedy, Russ Feingold, the NAACP AND the ACLU. Then again, that kid was probably so hopped up on smug that he didn’t realize that he had been spanked, so I don’t actually feel sorry for him at all.