A lot of talking heads will shake their shaggy manes and harrumph and blither and blather and suchlike, as talking heads are wont to do.
Supreme Court deadlocks, thwarting Obama’s immigration actions
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
The Supreme Court has thwarted President Barack Obama’s drive to expand his executive actions on immigration by making as many as five million immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally eligible for quasi-legal status and work permits….
But this is what they’re actually talking about:
And … Continue reading
Details to follow.
Believe it or not, most of the delay in publishing has been from learning to use the new software.
The Senate Commerce Committee has demanded that Facebook ‘splain themselves in the face of reports that conservatives were being picked on, er, censored, er, whatever. As in: for all their screeching about “Second Amendment” rights, the First Amendment continues to elude them.
Senate GOP Launches Inquiry Into Facebook’s News Curation
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication—has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting answers to questions it has on its trending topics section….
Yes, Virginia, it’s entirely true, and the first paragraph makes it even stranger (via Gizmodo):
The tempest in a teacup (a Japanese teacup at that) continues, unfazed by facts, proportionality and subject to Santayana’s Curse.*
147 FBI agents involved in Clinton email probe
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill
A new report says 147 FBI agents are involved in the investigation surrounding Hillary Clinton — ‘s private email server and handling of classified material. — The Washington Post reports that the large number of agents have been deployed …
I find it either scandalous or utterly fantastical that so many “facts” have been reported in an ongoing FBI investigation. You’d think the FBI was less a professional organization than a sieve. And it’s almost as big a scandal as … Whitewater™! Continue reading
The brain-dead headline says it all:
There are a few reasons. Political calculation isn’t one of them. — President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Merrick Garland, a 63-year-old white moderate and perennial short-lister, to the Supreme Court …
Really? Have we come so far down the road of “diversity” that the only thing that matters is race?
Well, baby klanswomen and klansmen of the Pee Cee: Garland isn’t white. He’s a JEW.
Worse, his mother, wife and daughters are Jews TOO. (Remember, “Jewishness” is passed matrilineally.) Continue reading
Before you get offended, let me tell you that I did not say it, but that its saying is crucial in the telling of the tale. And yes, I’ve been biting my lip about some of this stuff for awhile, but Now, as Kilgore Trout says, It Can Be Told …
Return with me to those thrilling days of yesteryear, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, spring 1973. (And, welcome to the Ides of March, appropriately.)
As chronicled earlier, my cousin Steve taught me the rudiments of guitar in the summer of 1971. Back in Santa Fe, my Mother was happy that I’d taken up a new instrument (I had played viola since grade school, and managed to get OUT of piano lessons after five years) but, being the same Pianoforte Gestapo about guitar that she’d been about piano — she was the classically-trained church organist–insisted that I sing and not just play the same chords over and over again. Continue reading