Leftism

Whoever Puzder is, they’re against him

Featured image Demonstrators protesting the nomination of Andy Puzder to be Secretary of Labor apparently didn’t know who Puzder is. So reports Jason Howerton of Independent Journal Review. In a YouTube video posted by American Rising Squared, an interviewer asks three people who appear to be protesting Puzder’s nomination at a rally in Boston: “Do you guys know who Andy Puzder is?” One of the respondents shook her head “no.” Another responded, »

Portland leftist defends L.L. Bean

Featured image Yesterday, I wrote about the left’s attempt to organize a boycott against L.L. Bean. The boycott is due to the fact that Linda Bean, granddaughter of the company founder and a member of its ten-member Board, contributed to the Trump campaign. I applauded Donald Trump for pushing back against the boycott via a tweet urging folks to “buy L.L. Bean.” In my view, ordinarily it would be inappropriate for a »

Trump backs L.L. Bean with tweet — good for him

Featured image The left, as is its wont, has organized a politically-motivated boycott against L.L. Bean, the outdoor gear and apparel company. The pretext for the boycott is that the Federal Election Commission charged Linda Bean, a granddaughter of the company’s founder and a member of its ten-person Board, with contributing more than the legal donation amount to a political action committee that supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. (The company itself did »

Why America hates Hollywood, or should

Featured image John has already written about the Trump hate-fest at the Golden Globe awards last night. I want to focus on Meryl Streep’s attack on the president-elect. Streep hammered Trump for ridiculing a New York Times reporter [formerly with the Washington Post reporter] with a disability. She said: [T]here was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good; there was »

Golden Globe Coda

Featured image I wrote about the Trump hate-fest at the Golden Globes last night while the show was in progress, based on a news account. (I would rather get a root canal than watch a Hollywood awards program.) Subsequent to my post, Meryl Streep went completely over the top with Trump Derangement Syndrome, for which she has been appropriately bashed non-stop for the last 20-odd hours. Still, crazy as Streep’s screed was, »

Hollywood Hates Trump, Broadway Loves Hillary [Updated]

Featured image About America’s left-wing celebrities, one can only wonder: when will they ever learn? Tonight’s Golden Globe awards were open season on President-Elect Donald Trump. The Associated Press reports: “Politics mentioned early and often at Golden Globes.” Only a few seconds into his monologue, host Jimmy Fallon noted that the Globes was “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.” He was just getting started. Fallon »

To the FBI, CIA and NSA: Where Were You When We Needed You? [Updated]

Featured image While failing utterly to provide evidence (let alone persuasive evidence) that Russia intruded into the DNC’s email system, today’s intelligence report is not without interest. The most notable sections of the report are those that tie Russia’s government to a series of left-wing propaganda campaigns in the U.S. No member of the Occupy movement, for instance, can read the report without squirming. If true, it vindicates what we conservatives have »

The Nation Gets Immigration Half Right

Featured image The Nation, America’s leading Communist journal, is wrong about everything. But sometimes its candor opens a valuable window on how the far Left understands an issue–in this case, immigration. In the January 30 issue of the Nation, one Julianne Hing writes: Donald Trump’s plans for undocumented immigrants 
are what get all the headlines. There’s the wall, of course, and his promises to dismantle deportation-relief programs for undocumented young people, known »

Noam Chomsky Endorses Republicans!

Featured image You can always count on Noam Chomsky to get everything completely wrong, so his recent remarks on the outcome of the election cheered me greatly: On Nov. 8, the most powerful country in world history, which will set its stamp on what comes next, had an election. The outcome placed total control of the government—executive, Congress, the Supreme Court—in the hands of the Republican Party, which has become the most »

Why the Left Secretly Loves Trump

Featured image Forget all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the left. That’s just for show. Remember that the left was never very enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton, and are not sorry to have seen her lose. Trump’s victory, however, provides the left with something much more important that patronage in Washington DC: it provides them with the supposed evidence to bolster their essential hatred and contempt for America, and endless opportunities »

Freakout on an airplane

Featured image I’ve been wondering what leftists mean when they say they don’t want to “normalize” Donald Trump. Here is some of what they seem to have in mind. Dan Goldstein, a Brooklyn lawyer, and his “partner,” a college professor, were kicked off a plane at JFK airport this morning because Goldstein harangued Ivanka Trump just before takeoff. Ivanaka was with her husband and small children. Goldstein and his partner also had »

‘Tis the Season To Be Crazy

Featured image Are all liberals crazy? Probably not, but it seems that way these days. Pretty much every post I write is about liberals behaving not just badly, but bizarrely. Perhaps that is good, if, like me, you want leftism to be discredited forever. But the process is painful. There is a garden store in Minnesota called Gertens. Its hallmark is that it is really, really big. This time of year, the »

Urban Insanity In Minneapolis

Featured image The City of Minneapolis’s far-left city council is thinking about starting a bank. Seriously. Is there a shortage of banks in the Twin Cities? No. Does anyone in city government know anything about running a bank? No. Lee Schafer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune explains: The city of Minneapolis is looking into the “possibility” of launching a city-owned bank. But, of course, it’s possible. So is opening a pet shop. »

The left marches on the Electoral College

Featured image The left has been marching relentlessly through our institutions for decades. That’s a major reason why confidence in our institutions — e.g. the mainstream media — is so low. Now, as John points out, the left is trying to march through the Electoral College, an institution that has been around since the birth of the Republic. Left-liberals want electors to nullify the vote in their states in order to prevent »

You voted for Trump? No heat for you this winter

Featured image President Obama denounces “hyper-partisanship,” so maybe our commentator-in-chief will have something to say about this story: An owner of a propane dealership in Maine is refusing to deliver gas to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump. Michael Turner, owner of Turner LP Gas in Skowhegan, Maine, recorded a voice mail greeting that leaves little question as to his feelings for those in his community who supported Trump. “Thank you »

Black Lives Matter praises Castro as revolutionary and harborer of cop killers

Featured image Black Lives Matter is mourning the death of “El Commandante,” known to the rest of us as Fidel Castro. BLM feels “an overwhelming sense of loss” at the passing of the communist dictator. And well it should. BLM is a Marxist revolutionary movement — if you don’t believe me, read its sickening eulogy of Castro. Naturally, it views “El Commandante” as a hero to be mourned. BLM praises Castro for »

Understanding Colin Kaepernick

Featured image Those who say that Colin Kaepernick is a patriot acting in the finest tradition of American dissent thoroughly misunderstand the outspoken quarterback. This view was probably a stretch back when Kaepernick was simply disrespecting America by kneeling during the National Anthem. Now, the view is untenable. Two recent developments show that Kaepernick’s behavior falls within the worst tradition of American dissent — the tradition of the totalitarian-sympathizing far left. Consider »