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
Or, My Warning to Motorists
[UPDATED 03-09-2018 5:41 AM PST]
This is part x of a long-continuing series.
The short description for it is simple, if the reader truly understands the word: dharma.
The longer version follows. On my original post, one of the members of the logging crew that came in with the helicopter left a note confirming the story from a different angle. So …
Washington State in the foreground;
Oregon in the Background.
I do not know what YEAR of the antebellum it is (and please don’t argue that our Nintendo invasions are great wars; we are still in the peace between World War II and World War III) but we are most assuredly in it. The Afghanistan affair now ranks as the longest “war” on record, (even counting our long battle to pacify the Philippines as a mop-up after the Spanish-American War, 1898-1913 — one that they don’t teach you about in the American History Books) 2001 to present day (2018) but isn’t an actual “war.” To me, it seems now inevitable that a big* war [* i.e. a REAL war which is an existential threat to our nation’s existence] is coming: either a world-wide conflict or a new American Civil War, or, perhaps, both, simultaneously, as happened to Russia in World War I. So, as the Antebellum bleeds away … Continue reading
Former and infamous White House intern Monica Lewinsky has penned perhaps the single most pretentious magazine piece I have ever read in Vanity Fair (and I’ve been a subscriber over two centuries and two millennia). Sample:
Isolation is such a powerful tool to the subjugator. And yet I don’t believe I would have felt so isolated had it all happened today. One of the most inspiring aspects of this newly energized movement is the sheer number of women who have spoken up in support of one another. And the volume in numbers has translated into volume of public voice. Historically, he who shapes the story (and it is so often a he) creates “the truth.” But this collective rise in decibel level has provided a resonance for women’s narratives. If the Internet was a bête noire to me in 1998, its stepchild—social media—has been a savior for millions of women today (notwithstanding all the cyberbullying, online harassment, doxing, and slut-shaming). Virtually anyone can share her or his #MeToo story and be instantly welcomed into a tribe. In addition, the democratizing potential of the Internet to open up support networks and penetrate what used to be closed circles of power is something that was unavailable to me back then. Power, in that case, remained in the hands of the president and his minions, the Congress, the prosecutors, and the press.
Er, AARGH! ( And I mean this as a matter of manner [style] and not of matter [substance]. This is not an isolated attempt at regurgitating an entire thesaurus in a single paragraph, alas.)
But I do remember writing about it AT THE TIME. Continue reading