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Politics

No. 12 Bookworm Podcast: Slavery was a blessing for today’s African Americans

Though slavery was awful, for today’s American blacks what would have been even worse was an absence of the slavery that brought them to these shores. (If you prefer listening over reading, the companion podcast to this post is embedded below, or you can listen to it at Libsyn or at Apple [Read More]

Tlaib Omar
Politics

No. 10 Bookworm Podcast — Tlaib, Omar, Israel, and the Times takes on slavery

The advent of the internet means that ordinary people like me can loudly criticize Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and the Times‘ ridiculous 1619 project. (If you prefer listening to reading, the companion podcast is embedded below, or you can listen to it at Libsyn or at Apple podcasts. I’m trying [Read More]

Elections

THE DIMINISHING POWER OF THE MEDIA, PART I

Vassar Bushmills Keep this simple set of facts in mind when the subject of the strength of the Democratic Party base comes up. And keep a constant visual of this map in your head when the subject of the power of the media comes up. There are 3,141 counties in [Read More]

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Politics

Progressives hysterically protest article telling them to be less hysterical

Enjoy the lack of self-awareness found in the most popular Progressive comments to a Times op-ed warning against the dangers of Trump Derangement Syndrome. One of the joys in life during the Trump era is watching Progressives decompensate and self-destruct. All their rhetoric about inclusiveness, spiritual generosity, intellectual superiority has [Read More]

Diversity
Social Issues

If you want diversity among thought-leaders, look Right, not Left

A few photos show that, while the Left preaches racial and gender diversity, it’s actually conservatives who truly embrace it –and for the best reasons. The Left loves to hector conservatives for being white — white privilege, white supremacy, white hegemony, toxic whiteness, etc. They also like to claim that [Read More]

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Guns & 2nd Amendment

The peculiar case of David Hogg exposes media incompetence *UPDATED*

Is David Hogg, the post-Florida shooting media darling, the real deal or a Leftist plant? The New York Times provides no facts to help answer that question. It was inevitable that, after the school shooting in Florida, Progressives would demand that Americans surrender their Second Amendment rights. Their campaign this [Read More]

Nominations

New York Times: Layers of Editors And Fact Checkers

By: Mike McDaniel    Dana Loesch is a woman the Left loves to hate. She’s a virtual encyclopedia of leftist paranoia: young, smart, an articulate speaker and clear thinker, an NRA spokesman, gun owner, author, and oh yes, beautiful to boot. As I noted in July in NRA: Loesching The [Read More]

Nominations

Smart Guns: You Can’t Fix Stupid

I have written about so-called “smart gun” technology from time to time. I’ve taken to the keyboard whenever someone thought they’d invented the holy grail of such guns, whenever a legislator was trying to mandate them, or whenever a leftist reporter (I know: redundant) was wailing about the evil NRA [Read More]

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Donald Trump

The World Gets Curiouser and Curiouser: Trump and Comey, Rich and Wikileaks

The “destroy Trump” media’s latest revelations re Trump and Comey and the mostly-ignored Rich-Wikileaks’ nexus cast a harsh light on Comey and the FBI. (A post by Wolf Howling) Revelations of the last 24 hours are coming ‘fast and furious’ one might say.  Something is playing out between Trump, Comey [Read More]

Education

Satirizing Self-Satire

By: Mike McDaniel    As I tell my students when we’re dealing with common literary terms, satire is a form of comedy where one makes fun of individuals or institutions by exaggeration, or by telling the whole truth about them. I suppose I should update the definition a bit, because [Read More]

PC-Silliness

Progressives Implode, Cancel NYT Subscriptions over Conservative’s Column on Climate Change

Progressives and climate change fanatics hit the roof over a column in the New York Times written by newcomer Conservative, Bret Stephens. Stephens first article took on the uncertainty of the science behind climate change. Imagine the heads exploding which is exactly what happened over this particular sentence, “Claiming total [Read More]

Donald Trump

Nicholas Kristoff: The Olympian Heights Of Progressivism

By: Mike McDaniel    On March 4, 2017 I wrote A Voice Of Otherizing Reason discussing a New York Times editorial by Nicholas Kristof. Kristoff’s article was an apparently sincere attempt by a progressive journalist to provoke a modicum of empathy for the poor deplorables that dared to vote for [Read More]

Donald Trump

Washington Post: A Verified Version Of The Truth

By: Mike McDaniel    What is “fake news?” According to our intellectual, moral betters in the media, it’s not at all what we, deplorables all, think it is. Nicholas Ballasy reports at PJ Media:    Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post, said the term ‘fake news’ originally referred to a story written [Read More]

Donald Trump

The Wonder And Joys Of FISAgate

By: Mike McDaniel    What We Know: Barack Obama and virtually everyone associated with him lies. They lie as a matter of policy, political convenience, and a lack of personal integrity. Consider this from Steven Hayes at The Weekly Standard:  To read the rest, go here…

Donald Trump

NYT Propagandist Who Solicited IRS for on Twitter for Trump’s Tax Returns Gets Put on Notice.

In an open exchange on twitter Sunday with Matthew Yglesias, editor of Vox, propagandist for the #FakeNews New York Times  (NYT), Nicholas Kristof solicited Internal Revenue Service staffers for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. But if you’re in IRS and have a certain president’s tax return that you’d like to [Read More]

Donald Trump

A Voice Of Otherizing Reason

By: Mike McDaniel    This, gentle readers, is what passes for a conciliatory voice from the Left. This is what the voice of progressive healing, unity and reason sounds like, courtesy, of course, of The New York Times, from an article titled Trump Voters Aren’t The Enemy, by Nicholas Kristof: To read the [Read More]