Category Archives: politics

More insanity from the White House: Acosta’s White House access suspended, Jeff Sessions out

UPDATE: Apparently the video showing Acosta touching the aide was DOCTORED by the White House to make it look as if he gave the woman a hand chop. Here are the data; judge for yourself: This video is doctored. It's slowed down and then sped up at the moment Acosta's hand comes down to make […]

Postmortem via Twitter

by Grania A note from God I'd love to tell you this is a sign from Me, but it's actually just a promotion for a gay bar in Georgetown. — God (@TheTweetOfGod) November 6, 2018 Note to self Helpful reminder in AP's NYC newsroom. — Michael W. Hudson @AP (@michaelwhudson) November 6, 2018 […]

What the Dems need to do to win

by Grania I watched an interesting discussion with Rick Wilson, who is a never-Trump Conservative. He’s got some good pointers on why Republicans have been able to pull off wins, and what the Democrats need to do to defeat them, particularly in 2020. It’s worth a listen. If you need motivation to listen, then first […]

We need celebrities to tell us to vote!

This video, from Comedy Central and posted on The Hill, makes fun of those ads in which celebrities tell us to be sure to vote (Hollywood being Hollywood, there’s also an implicit message there). But regardless of how you vote (and I’ve already done so), do a substantial number of people really require being nudged […]

It’s time for Democrats to get smart on immigration

UPDATE: QED, a tweet from this morning: (h/t Grania) Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in […]

PC culture on the wane?

Well, I don’t know if it’s really on the wane, but it seems to be a lot less pervasive than most people think. According to a new article in The Atlantic by Yascha Mounk (screenshot below), based on a new study by an organization called More In Common (click on green screenshot below, and see […]

The Right uses the Left’s tactics: Nancy Pelosi viciously harassed at a Florida venue

Now it’s become common practice to viciously harass in public politicians you don’t like. It’s happened recently with Republicans Ted Cruz, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, while White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia. I haven’t seen much of this kind […]

Elizabeth Warren is “native American”—or is she?

Well, she has at least one Native American ancestor some ways back. But I wouldn’t exactly say that makes her a “Native American”—any more than nearly all American blacks are “white” because most of them have at least some white ancestors. I believe the average African-American has 20% of their genes from whites.) At this […]

New evidence that Jamal Khashoggi tortured and killed by Saudis

Dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Turkish consulate in Istanbul a week ago, seeking permission to divorce his first wife so he could marry his Turkish fiancée. He never came out. It’s possible, and now likely, that he was tortured and murdered by the Saudis for criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a […]

Tom Nichols explains why he’s leaving the GOP to become an Independent

Tom Nichols is (or was) a “never Trumper” Republican who is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and teaches at the Harvard Extension School. (Wikipedia also informs us that he’s “a five-time undefeated Jeopardy champion.”) He writes a lot for The Atlantic, and in its pages this week he tells us why he’s leaving the GOP […]