Liberals

Man! I Feel Like a Woman

Featured image The boy Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, says mean Twitter messages made him feel like a woman, bringing to mind (for me, anyway) Shania Twain. But let’s set the stage: President Trump planned a major rally at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Frey publicly stated that he would like to bar the president from entering his city, but sadly lacks the power to do so–that pesky Constitution again! He »

Dairy Cows: Tangled Up In the Green New Deal [with comment by Steve]

Featured image The Green New Deal, and similar environmental initiatives, have little to do with the environment and much to do with the Left’s desire to control every aspect of our lives. Because everything we do, beginning with breathing, involves emission of carbon dioxide or other “greenhouse gases.” AOC’s Green New Deal specifically proposed, among other things, that all air travel be banned and that all cows be done away with because »

City of Minneapolis Tries to Derail Trump Rally

Featured image President Trump is scheduled to speak at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday. At the eleventh hour, the boy Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, has tried to block the rally by sending Target Center an absurd bill for “security.” The Star Tribune reports: Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump’s campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it »

Ban All the Red Hats?

Featured image “Fascist” is a word that gets tossed around a lot these days, almost always inappropriately. For the most part, it is a meaningless epithet. And yet there are a few people, at least, to whom the label applies. Which brings me to this Rasmussen Reports survey. The question was asked: A suggestion has been made to ban all red caps in America because pro-Trump Make America Great hats are red »

Memes Only [Updated]

Featured image I spent the afternoon at the White House, attending a briefing by White House staff on the administration’s policy agenda for the coming months. It was very interesting, but off the record. I will write about it at some point, but for now it is memes only. A bunch of anti-civilization demonstrators vowed to shut D.C. down today. I stayed close to the White House and didn’t see them, but »

Climate Confessions and Liberal Voodoo

Featured image It would take a better psychologist than I am to untangle the liberal mind. For some reason, liberals are wracked by guilt, convinced that they are somehow destroying our planet, even though the scientific evidence is all to the contrary. So they engage in a sort of voodoo: ritual behavior intended to ward off evils, even though there is no rational basis to believe that there is any connection. NBC »

What’s the Deal With Blackface? [Updated]

Featured image Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been engulfed in a blackface controversy, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving twit. As more old photos and videos tumble out of the closet, the BBC headlines: “Canada’s Justin Trudeau cannot say how often he wore blackface.” Three or four instances have come to light so far, and Trudeau says there may be more. He really can’t remember, despite being only 47 »

Hugo Chavez, Drug Lord

Featured image Hugh Chavez was, until the day he died in 2013, a hero to American and Western European liberals. Bernie Sanders and his ilk lionized Chavez, while Barack Obama submissively accepted Chavez’s instruction on the evils of the U.S. (“I have a lot to learn.” That was true, but not in the way Obama intended.) Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Hugo’s war on the U.S. included an effort to »

California Keeps Digging

Featured image The “First Law of Holes” (“If you’re in one—stop digging”) is usually attributed to the late British politician Denis Healey, but whatever. One thing is certain: California never heard of the First Law of Holes. • Item, from the Washington Post a while back: The One Issue Every Economist Can Agree Is Bad: Rent Control By Megan McArdle There aren’t that many things you can get economists to agree on. »

Minneapolis Slides Downhill [Updated]

Featured image Minneapolis once had the reputation of being a nice city. That seems, now, like a long time ago in a galaxy far away. These days, the reality is different. This sickening video of a gang of youths viciously brutalizing a man just outside Target Field, where the Twins play baseball, has gone national. It is visual proof of how feral downtown Minneapolis has become: More and more, violence intrudes on »

What Is Socialism?

Featured image Many, like us, are appalled that some politicians now openly advocate the failed system of socialism, while they and others try to deny the obvious fact that free enterprise has enriched the lives of billions of people. One is tempted to chalk such opinions up to an abysmal ignorance of history. But something else is going on, too. The meaning of “socialism” has evolved; or, one might say, it is »

Adios, Think Progress

Featured image Not too many years ago, Think Progress, the web site operated by the Center for American Progress, was one of the most prominent left-wing destinations on the web. But more recently its traffic has declined and it has consistently lost money. CAP tried to find a buyer for Think Progress, but apparently no one was interested in the money-sucking site, and now CAP has shut it down: The decision was »

Can Americans Still Co-Exist?

Featured image That the yawning chasm between blue and red America continues to widen is obvious. It has gotten to the point, frankly, where one wonders what we still have in common as Americans. Today’s instance is a resolution by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors labeling the National Rifle Association, America’s largest and most successful civil rights group, a “domestic terrorism organization.” The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on »

Vicious Hollywood, Then and Now

Featured image President Trump has scheduled a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, and major Hollywood figures are demanding to know who attends so they can be blacklisted. Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are the stars of a television show called “Will and Grace.” Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx. https://t.co/7W3xPG3bI2 — Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) »

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Featured image Three stories in today’s news–none of them the type of story I would normally write about–illustrate a common theme. The first is from Britain, where eco-crusaders Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being accused of hypocrisy for repeatedly zipping back and forth to Nice on a private jet. Meanwhile, Prince William booked his family on a £73 commercial flight to Scotland, in what is viewed as a rebuke of his »

Is Snopes a Satire Site?

Featured image The Babylon Bee, which describes itself as “Christian news satire,” has been engaged in a running battle with Snopes.com, a liberal “fact check” site that serves mostly as a mouthpiece for the left. Snopes has repeatedly undertaken, with a straight face, to “fact check” Babylon Bee stories that are obviously humorous. This has given rise to considerable ridicule, but some suspect that Snopes has a more sinister purpose in mind: »

Fighting the Blacklist (With Comment by Steve)

Featured image Steve wrote on Thursday about Nature magazine publishing a blacklist of prominent global warming realists. Steve and I were both happy to be on the list. Others have responded in various ways. Australia’s Joanne Nova created this hilarious parody of the cover of Nature, “The International Journal of Fashions In Science.” Click to enlarge: Lord Monckton, on the other hand, is not amused. He has written to various parties threatening »