Texas Dems’ tangled web

Featured image On Monday night another Texas Democrat in the celebrated caucus fleeing Austin to shut down the legislature tested positive for Coronavirus. Having made the rounds in Washington to gladhand fellow Democrats in the corridors of power, the caucus from hell is also spreading the virus. In Washington the caucus has met with kacklin’ Kamala Harris and others to advance the unconstitutional federal takeover of election law. Kacklin’ Kamala has since »

What price bipartisanship?

Featured image Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the bipartisan infrastructure deal was in a “precarious state” because the Republicans who are a party to the negotiations were balking over details, particularly the idea of beefing up the IRS in order to raise revenue to help pay for the legislation. Today, Politico reports that the needed Republican votes probably aren’t there to agree to anything on Chuck Schumer’s timetable. Schumer has scheduled »

Tweet of the Day

Featured image The Democrats who fled the Texas Senate to block a vote on ballot integrity–democracy!–can’t be ridiculed enough. This is Caleb Hull’s contribution from earlier today: The Texas Democrats came to DC with a case of Miller Lite and left with 6 cases of Corona — Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 20, 2021 »

John Thompson speaks, sort of (3)

Featured image Over the weekend FOX 9’s Tom Lyden reported the sordid details of DFL state representative John Thompson’s domestic assault charges going back a decade and more. Following the publication of Lyden’s story, the DFL establishment turned on Thompson. Every member of the DFL establishment called in unison for Thompson’s resignation. Since he first appeared on the public scene in the summer of 2020, Thompson has manifested as an obvious racial »

Two more Texas Dems down

Featured image We learned via Twitter last night that two more of the Texas Democrats who fled from Austin to Washington have contracted Covid-19. That brings the number to five out of a group of “nearly 60” (per the Austin American-Statesman here). Putting the press release below together with Saturday’s previous release, we are advised that the Texas Five were all fully vaccinated — this at a time when the Biden administration »

Why Do Some Mistrust the Vaccines?

Featured image Declining a covid vaccination is now seen by many as anti-social, and a threat to the community. I don’t understand this, since anyone who chooses to be vaccinated can thereby protect himself. What difference does it make to him if someone else prefers to take whatever risk is posed by covid? But that is not the prevailing attitude, and the Biden administration is trying to stamp out all expressions of »

John Thompson speaks, sort of (2)

Featured image The Minnesota Reformer’s Deena Winter has this update from a spokesman for Minnesota state representative John Thompson. Winter quotes a press release from former Thompson campaign manager Jamar Nelson: John Thompson was elected in November to do the will of the people and as a legislator that’s what he has gotten right to work and done. These latest malicious accusations are an attempted political distraction orchestrated by both parties and »

In re John Thompson, Democrats are shocked

Featured image I brought the case of John Thompson up to date early yesterday morning in “The mixed-up files of Rep. John Thompson.” I argued for the general importance of his case in the manifestation of the motive force of the Democratic Party. Minnesota Democrats deserve him as their public face. They should be stuck with him good and hard. By the end of the day, however, Minnesota’s Democratic establishment and its »

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Anti-Vaxxers

Featured image The Biden administration is now colluding with Facebook and, perhaps, other social media platforms–Jen Psaki says that anyone who is banned from one site should be banned from all–to shut down any discussion of the pros and cons of anti-covid vaccination as “misinformation.” Any suggestion that the vaccine might not be for everyone is, according to Joe Biden, “killing people.” How soon they expect us to forget! Just one year »

Dems plan to do amnesty through reconciliation

Featured image Reconciliation is the process through which budget bills can pass the Senate with a simple majority of the votes. The idea, I take it, is that it’s so important to have a budget that the quest to pass one shouldn’t be subject to a veto by 41 Senators. The Democrats intend to pass a massive spending bill via reconciliation. The bill, once it’s actually drafted and proposed, will be full »

DFL Party Calls on Thompson to Resign

Featured image Scott has chronicled the appalling saga of Minnesota Representative John Thompson. Most recently, it came to light that Thompson has been involved in four separate instances of domestic violence, the circumstances of which are aggravated and in some cases bizarre. This shouldn’t be surprising, since Thompson is best known for assaulting an effigy of the wife of the head of the Minneapolis police union with a stick. In any event, »

Comic news story of the day [Updated with Meme]

Featured image The Austin American-Statesman has just reported from DC that those Texas Dems are destined for a rendezvous with the psickening Jen Psaki. This is not the Babylon Bee: Three Texas House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 from Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership. They’re among nearly 60 lawmakers who fled the state Monday to break quorum in the House, part of an effort to block the »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. John Thompson

Featured image I’ve stayed away from the story of DFL state representative John Thompson’s July 4 wee hours traffic stop by a St. Paul police officer for the past few days. Thompson is a racial hustler who rode his call to burn down Hugo, Minnesota last summer all the way to the state legislature in November 2020. Thompson is the true face of Minnesota’s DFL. He stands for something far larger than »

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name… [Updated]

Featured image …is the love that American liberals have for Cuba’s Communist dictatorship. By any sane reckoning, Fidel Castro was an utter disgrace. And yet American liberals, as well as some Europeans, have never been able to let go. When asked in a press conference whether Cubans are protesting and trying to leave the island because they “don’t like Communism,” Jen Psaki could only dither: I think we’ve been pretty clear that »

The strange career of Jim Crow, Joe Biden edition

Featured image The prominent historian C. Vann Woodward saw The Strange Career of Jim Crow through three editions. Originally published in 1955, the book was last updated in a third revised edition published in 1974. I believe it remains a useful book for anyone seeking to understand the phenomenon and its legacy. Indeed, as Woodward sought to keep the book current, I think that each of the three editions of the book »

The Thompson bodycam

Featured image St. Paul police have released the bodycam footage of the July 4 traffic stop of state representative John Thompson. I have embedded it below. The first minute and the last minute capture the interaction. He was driving with a Wisconsin driver’s license at a time when his driving privileges had been revoked as a result of an unmet child support obligation. He was stopped because his car lacked a front »

John Thompson speaks, sort of

Featured image DFL state representative John Thompson is a bully, thug, liar, and race hustler supreme. He made a name for himself threatening to burn down Hugo, Minnesota, in a threatening diatribe outside the home of then Minneapolis police union president Bob Kroll last summer. As a result of his good works, he was elected to the legislature in November 2020 from St. Paul’s East Side. Thompson has held a Wisconsin driver’s »