I need to start with a bit of “Reality 101” here: Celine Dion sang a tribute to France on the American Music Awards Sunday Night. And she was unmistakably, painfully, blatantly flat. I mean, the Grateful Dead sound like they have perfect pitch next to what was a sonically painful, make-you-wince performance.
And not only was this NOT mentioned in any major news story I could find on Google, but the few commenters so foolish as to point it out were NEGATED, belittled and dismissed for their foolish assertion that the “moving” performance that “brought the audience to tears” was NOT the iconic musical performance that everyone was touting. Continue reading
But, alas, I am not:
And it wasn’t (as one FB commenter asked) a confusion with hydrogen. No: they meant that they didn’t know that helium isn’t flammable. There was no ambiguity in their idiocy.
The borogoves were, reportedly, mimsy.
In a partial score, the mome raths have been outgrabe by six. More numbers to follow.
Something wicked this way comes.
NY Times Launches Its Jew-Tracker [Updated]
Steven Hayward / Power Line
The New York Times today offers up a table examining the Democratic (but not Republican) Senators and House members opposed to Obama’s Iran agreement, noting whether they are Jewish and the proportion of Jewish constituents in their state or district …
Yeah. “Jew Tracker.” That WOULD have drawn a lot of justified ire just a few years ago, but the racial animus and religious animus of angry America has reached a fever pitch. Just in time for Nine Lebbin.
Whilst the hypnotized and sanitized mass media (endless coverage of the still relatively meaningless polling data for an election STILL well over a year away) seem otherwise engaged, something has come over the transom that I feel you ought to know about: Continue reading
Here it comes again, the hand-wringing, and the moralizing and the rest of it. The New Yorker reprints their 1946 piece on the 1945 bombing:
I—A NOISELESS FLASH
John Hersey / New Yorker
At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place …
Operation Meetinghouse, Tokyo, March 10, 1945 — the single deadliest
bombing attack of World War II, carried out with conventional bombs.
Estimated more than 200,000 dead.
I partly grew up in Santa Fe, and lived there again in the early Nineties, and the hyper-liberal “We’re Sorry” demonstrations at Los Alamos (thirty miles away) were part and parcel of the fabric of the place. Let’s start here: Continue reading
In light of the recent jingoism of the Pluto fly-by (which I had hoped we were bigger than — after all, what looks sillier than those getting the first view of our furthest “planet” standing around waving US flags?) it’s a good time to remember the wording of that plaque we left behind on all our Apollo missions:
“We came in peace for all mankind.”
The Apollo missions taught us that we were all spacemen huddled together on that one small blue marble whirling in the Stygian void of space. Continue reading
How do you promote a slick piece of GOPaganda, bash your arch-enemy, the New York Times, and manipulate an incompetent and credulous media that you DON’T own (yet) into carrying your (sewer) water for you?
Easy: Call up Dylan Byers at Politico.
Amazon: ‘No evidence’ of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book
Dylan Byers / Politico
The New York Times’ refusal to put Ted Cruz’s memoir on its bestseller list is once again being called into question — this time by Amazon, the largest Internet retailer in the country. — On Sunday, an Amazon spokesperson told …
This is, of course, the followup to the hilarious “HarperCollins disputes N.Y. Times on Ted Cruz book: ‘No evidence of bulk sales’
By DYLAN BYERS 7/10/15 2:10 PM EDT” article, in which the mice were exonerated by the mice for any depredations of the cheese factory they were guarding.
Kind of like “Bill Cosby refutes allegations of accusers, releasing statement that no evidence has been found.” Continue reading