Liberals

Memo to Rural America: The Urban Elites Hate You

Featured image The Hill offers us this unintentionally illuminating article a couple days ago: America Is Held Hostage by Flyover States By Duane Townsend The predominant narrative coming out of the 2016 presidential post-election analysis is: The flyover states have spoken. A flyover state is the huge region between the coasts. As opposed to the eastern seaboard, northern post-industrial states and Pacific Ocean states. They’re overwhelmingly Republican, stanchly conservative, regressive right wing, »

The Laziness of the Liberal Mind

Featured image Of all the stale cliches of liberalism, “the side of history” has to be the laziest. It is a romper room version of Hegelianism, or a secularized version of Providence. (Notice that it involves the Divine Right of the State replacing the Divine Right of Kings as the agent of transcendent History.) But it explains a lot, including the incredulity and rage liberals exhibit whenever they lose an election. If »

Keith’s World

Featured image With the decline of satire in the hands of the left, one might view Keith Olbermann with new appreciation. An impossible man, he has long since burned out among his natural allies in the mainstream media. He now posts poorly produced videos via GQ from a bunker with the acoustics of a rainwater barrel. How the crazed have fallen. If Wayne’s World had a political bent, it might have gone »

Microsoft Goes Left

Featured image Why is corporate America so tone-deaf? Now it’s Microsoft, which “celebrates the spirit of the season” with this video. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Christmas the first things that come to mind are not transgender activism, illegal immigration, Islam and Black Lives Matter. But maybe that’s just me; see what you think: As far as big business is concerned, we live in a left-wing world. »

Travelin’ with the Times

Featured image The New York Times has joined with the upscale tour company Abercrombie & Kent to offer deluxe tours to readers in the upper reaches of the top 1 percent. Those of us who can’t afford to participate may console ourselves that we would gladly pay a modest sum to avoid confinement in a narrow space with such luminaries of the Times as Nicholas Kristof. I’m thinking of it all as »

Have Kellogg and Other Companies Been “Dragged Into” Politics?

Featured image The Minneapolis Star Tribune reprints an article from the Washington Post under the headline “U.S. companies get dragged into a volatile political climate.” The article centers on Kellogg, which stirred outrage when it announced that it was blocking advertising on Breitbart.com because Breitbart isn’t “aligned with our values as a company.” There was a lot of pushback from conservatives, including us, but does that mean that Kellogg was “dragged into” »

Kellogg’s: Not too gr-r-reat!

Featured image John proposed that readers boycott Kellogg in response to the company’s announcement that it is pulling its advertising from Breitbart. Many readers have responded with messages to Kellogg’s on which we have been copied. I particularly enjoyed this one, which I thought other readers might find of interest as well: I read Mr. Hinderaker’s excellent post about Kellogg pulling its advertising from Breitbart.com. You may remember when the company refused »

Boycott Frosted Flakes!

Featured image Liberal bullies are trying to pressure advertisers into boycotting Breitbart.com, one of the most popular conservative sites on the internet. Unfortunately, they are having considerable success. As you probably know, Breitbart.com was founded by Andrew Breitbart and has been run by Steve Bannon following Andrew’s tragically premature death. Breitbart.com was an early and enthusiastic backer of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and Bannon became a close adviser to Trump. He is »

#TrudeauEulogies: A selection

Featured image Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s eulogy of Fidel Castro illustrates the repulsive relativism of the left. Trudeau is proud of the eulogy. He seeks to publicize it. Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be liberals. They become cretins. This is the way it ends: It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life »

Recount Freakout [with comment by Paul]

Featured image If you’re a liberal, anything is better than admitting that you lost. So now, just weeks after cautioning Donald Trump’s supporters that they had better accept the results of the election (unlike the Democrats in 2000 and 2004), Democrats led by Jill Stein are demanding recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Left-wingers have donated millions of dollars, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has announced that it will participate in Stein’s »

Only the wrong survive [With Comment by John]

Featured image The peaceful death of the brutal Communist butcher and dictator at the ripe old age of 90 cannot help but trouble those of us who would like to believe in the hand of providence in history. Celebrated by the left, by the mainstream media (but then I repeat myself) and by fools all over the world, Castro was a truly evil tyrant. His death couldn’t come too soon. It came »

Medical Journal Freakout

Featured image The Lancet, founded in 1823, is one of the world’s leading medical journals. Like pretty much all institutions, it has been taken over by the Left, and in recent years has not hesitated to opine on politics as well as medicine. Still, the journal’s editorial titled President Trump is pretty jarring. It begins by quoting from a speech by one David Stuckler at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna, »

Fashion Freakout

Featured image Someone untutored in the ways of liberals might expect the fashion world to be excited about the prospect of Melania Trump as First Lady. Mrs. Trump is a former model, and as a bonus, she is an actual immigrant at a time when immigrants are supposed to be popular on the left. I am being facetious, of course: the Clintons may have attended Donald and Melania’s wedding, but that was »

Spice Wars

Featured image I don’t pay a lot of attention to spices, but my wife, being a terrific cook, does. So she pointed out that following the election, a Wisconsin-based spice company called Penzeys has announced that it only wants customers from one side of the aisle: “The open embrace of racism by the Republican Party in this election is now unleashing a wave of ugliness unseen in this country for decades,” Bill »

Liberals Are Losing Their Minds

Featured image A couple days ago I wandered into the Berkeley Bowl Market, which is where upscale hippiedom of Berkeley shops for its fair-trade kale and such. Oh, my! The experience does not disappoint. The people watching was even better than the Whole Foods in Boulder, which was the size of a Home Depot. One of these days I’ll take a hidden video camera for some candid shots. Maybe I’ll wear a »

Memo to Trump: Stop Disavowing!

Featured image Today Donald Trump held an on-the-record meeting with the New York Times. Despite the meeting being of record, no transcript has been released. Instead, we know about what transpired through tweets by various Times reporters–which, shockingly, are spun in an anti-Trump direction. The Associated Press headlines: “Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists.” No doubt much else was discussed, but this is what millions of newspaper readers will see: an association »

Desperate Democrats Turn to Death Threats

Featured image Democrats are having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that they lost the presidential election. Now they are threatening to kill Republican electors unless they switch allegiance and vote for Hillary Clinton when the electoral college meets on December 19. The Detroit News reports: Trump’s opponents have deluged [Michael] Banerian and other GOP electors with pleas and nasty emails to reverse course and cast their ballots for »