Liberals

Democrats: Vicious, Violent, Anti-Democratic

Featured image Across the country, Democrats disappointed at losing the presidential election are rioting, burning American flags, throwing Molotov cocktails at police officers, hurling bricks through windows, setting fires in urban streets, and attacking random passers-by. We wrote about the riots and posted photos here. Much more could be added in the three days that have gone by since that post. The photos could be multiplied endlessly. This rioter had a particularly »

Freakout In Minneapolis

Featured image The Mayor of Minneapolis is far-left Betsy Hodges. Yesterday she posted this on the Facebook page that she uses for public communications, which is largely a cheering section for Hillary Clinton: To those who awoke afraid and more vulnerable to a President who has pledged to attack you: I stand with you, your city stands with you, and we will find a way through. To my Muslim, Mexican, immigrant, indigenous, »

Celebrity Departure Freakout

Featured image Numerous celebrities have vowed to leave the U.S. if Trump were elected. Sadly, they all will most likely disappoint us once again. But the street artist Sabo is making it easy for them with these real estate ad benches, scattered around southern California. Click to enlarge. Cher: Lena Dunham. Note the URL: More here. »

The Great Liberal Freakout

Featured image The Great Liberal Freakout is under way, as we’ve noted below. Here’s my haul. The head of the Joint Center for Political Studies, which the Washington Post describes as a “respected liberal think tank,” reacted to Trump’s landslide thus: “When you consider that in the climate we’re in—rising violence, the Ku Klux Klan—it is exceedingly frightening.” Castro, still with us, said right before the election: “We sometimes have the feeling that »

More Fun at Krugman’s Expense

Featured image It’s tough to be the Krugster when things aren’t going your way. Shortly after midnight last night, Krugman wrote this: It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications »

Krugman Freaks Out, Vows to Keep Fighting

Featured image There is much to savor this morning, including the hysteria that is sweeping across the Left. We see it in ways large and small. At one of our local colleges, a class was canceled because the professor was crying too hard to teach. “I don’t feel safe here,” she said. The storm troopers were due any minute, apparently. On a slightly larger (if rapidly fading) stage, Paul Krugman comforts the »

Rolling Stone Loses

Featured image A jury in Virginia has found Rolling Stone magazine and its reporter Sabrina Erdely liable for defamation in connection with Erdely’s now-refuted story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The plaintiff in the case is university dean Nicole Eramo, who was portrayed as callous in Erdely’s article. The verdict would have been more satisfying if it had been on behalf of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and »

Top Dem donor compares black Republicans to Nazi collaborators

Featured image The Democrats are worried, and justifiably so, that African-American voters aren’t supporting Hillary Clinton and other Dems to same extent that they backed Barack Obama. Actually, the Democrats are frantic about this. Thus, Benjamin Barber, a top Democratic donor has been caught on camera attacking non-compliant African-Americans during a fundraiser. The video comes via Project Veritas Action. Barber had this to say: Have you heard of the Sonderkommandos? Jewish guards »

Who’s Deplorable?

Featured image One of the things that emerges clearly from the Wikileaks dump of John Podesta’s email chain, as noted here previously, is the utter contempt liberals have for “everyday Americans,” and their cherished institutions like the Catholic Church. The left has no problem discussing how they want to force the Catholic Church to change so as to conform to the current leftist party line. But this Podesta email, posted right after »

On Catholics, Wikileaks Hits Paydirt

Featured image In general, I think most of the alleged Wikileaks scandals of recent days have been overblown. But the way in which Hillary Clinton’s top staffers talk about Catholics is a relatively serious matter. The email thread involves Hillary’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, her director of communications, Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin of the Center for American Progress, which was also Podesta’s and Palmieri’s home as of the date of the »

Sucking the Life Out of Childhood

Featured image When I was a kid, I spent my summers swimming in a lake, building rafts, manning a rowboat and zipping around in a speed boat, blowing stuff up with Zebras and cherry bombs, playing with animals of various sorts, and engaging (with zero skill) in sports and games, unsupervised by adults. Youngsters nowadays are not so fortunate. Most of them are subjected to the soul-crushing conformity of nanny-state political correctness. »

Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation

Featured image From academia, another disgusting story: Opera Aida canceled amid race row over “cultural appropriation.” [A] student production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera [Aida] was cancelled amid a row over suggestions of “cultural appropriation”. A theatre at the University of Bristol said yesterday it had cancelled all showings after a revolt by students. Universities should rarely do anything in response to “revolting” students even when they are numerous, as I suspect these »

The Final Collapse of a Liberal Democrat

Featured image Just a few years ago, Anthony Weiner was one of the leading left-wingers in the Democratic Party, a fire-breathing scourge of Republicans. For some time now he has been in disgrace, as a result of his unfortunate sexting habit. Given his former stature in the Democratic Party, Weiner’s downfall is of considerable interest, but that interest is naturally heightened by the fact that he is married to Hillary Clinton’s best »

It’s All About the Backlash [Updated]

Featured image One thing you can count on after an act of terrorism: the blood won’t be dry before worries about a “backlash” take center stage. So it is with last night’s terrorist attack at a St. Cloud, Minnesota shopping mall. The Minneapolis Star Tribune headlines–rather bizarrely, under the circumstances–“Anti-Muslim tension isn’t new in St. Cloud.” The story begins [see Update below, story has now been completely rewritten]: A cloud of anti-Muslim »

Skepticism Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

Featured image Lately, when liberals want to discredit an opinion, or inference, or speculation that is not to their liking, they often label it a conspiracy theory. Today we have seen a couple of instances of that, relating to Hillary Clinton’s health. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, quoted here, wrote: Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions »

How Left-Wing Is Facebook? [With Final Update]

Featured image Facebook came under attack a few months ago for selecting liberal themes and news stories and downplaying conservative ones in its “trending” news section. Mark Zuckerberg responded by hosting a meeting with influential conservatives in which he was conciliatory and promised to do better. But my own experience during the past week has caused me to wonder what is going on at Facebook. In two weeks, the think tank that »

Do Liberal Policies Produce Economic Growth? No

Featured image That might seem obvious. But liberals don’t admit that their policies are the path to poverty. Rather, they claim that the bluest states are the most prosperous. In that regard, Minnesota is often Exhibit A. Minnesota’s well-educated, healthy, socially conservative, hard-working population, combined with the state’s rich and diverse natural resources, have historically produced a strong economy. Liberals try to take credit for those good qualities, attributing whatever success the »