The most mysterious day in the Christian lexicon is Super Saturday, between Good Friday (Jesus is tortured to death, good for movies directed by Mel Gibson showing same) and Easter Sunday.
Quite simply, it is obvious that Jesus does SOMETHING between his burial and his grand re-entrance. It is a mystery, but a mystery with an obvious answer: Continue reading
Ralph Peters / Washington Post
Why I left Fox News … You could measure the decline of Fox News by the drop in the quality of guests waiting in the green room. A year and a half ago, you might have heard George Will discussing policy with a senator while a former Cabinet member listened in …
Decline from zero seems a strange concept, but there you go.
David Hogg would’ve made a good brownshirt
Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times
— ANALYSIS/OPINION: — David Hogg, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high-schooler who seems to have set himself up as Laura Ingraham’s arch nemesis, has been making national television rounds of late, pretty much calling for adults to step aside …
When does aiding and abetting, lying about and justifying intentional cruelty and actual malice stain one’s soul so deeply that one becomes an actual participant in that cruelty and malice?
At this juncture, every Republican in America needs to answer that question for themselves. For a boastful and arrogant party of “Christian” and “family” and “patriotic” values, the necessity of answering this question to their own, personal satisfaction becomes immanent and pressing.* Continue reading
In a stunning reversal of policy, Mr. Ed is repudiated!
People yakety yack a streak and waste your time of day,
But Mr. Ed will never speak, unless he has something to say …
I’m going to try and post something every day (just like the majority of blogs) with a deep dive or two a week. This is in keeping with the rapidly dying blogospere’s ancient protocols.
Oh and …
from July 25, 2016
QUOTE: We congratulate His Vorpal Sword on his Russian Reporting; Hart was/is way ahead of many of us bloggers and journalists.
Much appreciation for the recognition. The tawdry tale continues.
Naturally, the story about the Stormy Daniels interview that’s dominating the blogosphere right now is about … how good 60 Minutes’ RATINGS were. Nothing could better describe the seriousness of our national media (remember, small bloggers no longer chart, the blogosphere having been taken over by major media blogs, just as they’re starting their takeover of the podcast universe):
Stormy Daniels Attracts 22 Million Viewers to ‘60 Minutes’
John Koblin / New York Times
— Stormy Daniels is a ratings blockbuster. — CBS’s “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday night featuring the pornographic film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, garnered the highest ratings for the program in almost a decade….
Several of those “viewers” were on display on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning. Continue reading
Exactly 607 days later, my July 23, 2016 report on the Russian hacking of our national election has been independently verified in all details.
Generalized Rational Acquisition and Barter™
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer
by SPENCER ACKERMAN & KEVIN POULSEN
The Daily Beast 03.22.18 7:00 PM ET
Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, was in fact an officer of Russia’s military intelligence directorate (GRU), The Daily Beast has learned. It’s an attribution that resulted from a fleeting but critical slip-up in GRU tradecraft.…
Here is the annotated version of the original post:
JULY 23, 2016 · 3:39 PM PDT
Were there any lingering doubts that Trump is NOT a cancer on the soul of our republic, Friday night’s Festival of Sadism removes them.
Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions
By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN MARCH 16, 2018
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director and a frequent target of President Trump’s scorn, was fired Friday after the Justice Department rejected an appeal that would have let him retire this weekend….
This was the clear objective of The Tyrumph’s many appeals “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” except, of course, there is not so much as the slightest iota of a scintilla of a doubt that he meant it precisely as it went down, and not, as King Henry II claimed, that overzealous courtiers “misinterpreted” his statement. Continue reading
Larry Kudlow may have been more wrong about the economy than anyone alive
Dana Milbank / Washington Post
It was the eve of the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression. Many on Wall Street worried that a recession loomed and that the housing bubble was bursting. — And then there was Larry Kudlow …
Kudlow on CNBC
Another “woman” for Trump?
Larry Kudlow is a long-time (albeit on and off) director of the “Independent Women’s Forum” — a Koch-connected astroturf anti-Feminism group. Kellyanne Conway is another board member on leave of absence.
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IWF began as “Women for Clarence Thomas.” Continue reading
Some might recall that my last column partially dealt with my suggestion that GOP hatespeak was leading us to a new civil war (2007) and Sean Hannity, Brent Bozell and Ted Nugent’s on-air freakout about it. Today, (or toady) Town Hall columnist Kurt Schlicter cooks up this meadow-muffin of a column:
Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too
It’s obvious that the central tenet of the Democrat Party platform is now hatred and contempt for Normal Americans. Taking their cue from the elites in Europe and Canada who are stripping dissenters of their free speech rights and religious freedoms, the leftist elite is moving to solidify its hold on power here with the eager assistance of tech companies and the moral support of the Fredocons who yearn to return to pseudo-relevance as the ruling class’s slobberingly loyal opposition. In California, the leftist government is practically firing on Fort Sumter…
Aside from the vile characterization of a plurality of our fellow Americans in the most grotesque political terms imaginable, I would like to respond — save that I already responded, on December 29, 2013. (I remain a good five to ten years ahead of many pundits, I fear.)
Why the Republicans will lose the upcoming Civil War