Media

This senior moment

Featured image Yesterday at the White House conference on hunger etc. President Biden sought to acknowledge deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski among those in attendance for the event (White House transcript here): And I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like Representative McGovern, Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative — Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I didn’t think she was — she wasn’t going to be here — »

In free lunch fraud: Analyze this

Featured image I’m scheduled to join Jon Justice on KTLK this morning at about 8:35 to discuss the massive $250 million free lunch fraud. The $250 million represents the payment of federal funds administered by the Minnesota Department of Education. The show can be live streamed here. I want to compile related materials for listeners in this post. United States Attorney Andrew Luger announced charges against 47 defendants in six indictments and »

In free lunch fraud: Bill Glahn explains

Featured image The Center of the American Experiment hosted a webinar on the massive Minnesota free lunch fraud that has now given rise to charges against 49 defendants and counting. When it comes to pandemic fraud, we’re number one. Center president John Hinderaker quizzed adjunct policy fellow Bill Glahn on the scandal before an online audience. Bill laid out the case as of this date for 30 minutes and then fielded audience »

Media feeding our fraud

Featured image Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison have a line on the massive Feeding Our Future fraud. Their fallback defense is that the Minnesota Department of Education brought the case to the FBI and that MDE’s $250 million payout of federal tax dollars to the perpetrators of the fraud was required by the FBI so as not to blow the investigation. They count on the inability of friendly and »

An in-your-face fraud

Featured image Talk to someone who has run a legitimate free lunch program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture as administered by the Minnesota Department of Education. You will learn that it isn’t a way to wealth and riches without fraud on a massive scale. Feeding Our Future gave us fraud on a massive scale. It was open, obvious, blatant, and gross. Aimmee Bock fronted the scheme and recruited a »

In free lunch fraud: Judge calls out Walz & Star Tribune

Featured image Yesterday I posted Ramsey County District Judge John Guthmann’s Order and accompanying Memorandum that Governor Tim Walz has alleged compelled his administration to keep pouring money out to the Feeding Our Future fraudsters. On Thursday Judge Guthmann authorized release of a statement calling out Walz for this lie and the Star Tribune for regurgitating it. John wrote about it here. Judge Guthmann’s statement is posted online here. I quote it »

In free lunch fraud: The Walz variations

Featured image Earlier this week United States Attorney Andrew Luger called a press conference to announce federal charges in the massive Feeding Our Future scandal. Luger revealed charges against 48 defendants in six indictments and three criminal informations. He took questions following his excellent presentation. When Luger called on me I observed that the fraud he had documented in his presentation was open and obvious. I inferred from what he said that »

“A Doocy on the border”

Featured image Politico’s West Wing Playbook dubs Fox News reporter Bill Melugin “a [Peter] Doocy on the border.” Both Melugin and Doocy defy the White House yen for the love slathered on it approximately everywhere else in the media. I thought readers who haven’t seen this might find it of interest in a variety of respects. Yesterday the Playbook reporters added a footnote via a Democratic source who complained that they had »

Now what?

Featured image Following his shambling UN speech yesterday afternoon President Biden spoke at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference. The White House has posted the transcript of his remarks here. It must have been a long day for the elderly gentleman. He appears to be lost in a fog as he seeks to depart the stage (video below). He’s so lost pic.twitter.com/woOtEnEI6h — Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 21, 2022 Looking for an explanation, »

Take a Lemon

Featured image CNN’s Don Lemon played the fool — okay, he did his thing as usual — in conversation with Strelmark president and “Royal Watcher” Hilary Fordwich. Lemon packs slavery, reparations, the empire, and the monarchy into his boffo question. Fordwich dispatches it in a baloney meets the grinder moment. Lemon was unprepared to engage beyond the shibboleths. That must be why this highly satisfying video has gone viral. Quotable quote: “It’s »

Give him an inch

Featured image I would be embarrassed to conduct an interview with the president that was as lame as Scott Pelley’s lovefest with President Biden on 60 Minutes last night. The Biden administration accorded Pelley a substantial amount of time to chat with Biden and Pelley returned the favor with a variety of softballs and dropped balls as well as his own apologetics — to no one’s surprise, of course, but still. It »

In search of tree equity

Featured image The Twin Cities have serious livability problems that stare us in the face every damn day. They can be refined through the filter of statistical disparities, but most of us can see what it’s all about with such analysis as framed by the left. Indeed, the analysis presented by the left obfuscates the problems. Today’s Star Tribune delivers one such statistical disparity that might be at the the bottom of »

Laptop from hell revisited

Featured image Brendan O’Neill interviews Miranda Devine on the laptop from hell — as O’Neill notes, Devine wrote the book on it — and related subjects in the terrific Spiked podcast below. Spiked has posted the podcast here with this précis: “Miranda discusses her role in the groundbreaking investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop, the FBI and Big Tech’s attempt to kill the story, and how the cover-up is now falling to pieces.” »

When is a protest a stunt?

Featured image Drawing on the White House party line, Politico Playbook PM headlined last night’s edition “GOP govs’ migrant stunts return to center stage.” The reference was of course to the flight of illegal aliens from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard (thanks, Governor DeSantis) and the busing of illegal aliens from Texas to the Vice President’s DC residence at the Naval Observatory (thanks, Governor Abbott). The governors seek to draw attention to the »

After last night

Featured image New Hampshire held its late party primaries yesterday. The only interesting races were on the Republican side and Democrats had a hand in two of them. In the Senate contest to pick a challenger to vulnerable incumbent Maggie Hassan, Don Bolduc faced off against Chuck Morse. Democrats supported Bolduc because he is the less viable candidate. With 87 percent of the vote tabulated, Bolduc leads Morse by about 1300 votes »

Stelter Goes to Harvard

Featured image Brian Stelter was fired by CNN as part of the network’s effort to shift its image away from far left commentary and toward mainstream news coverage. While at CNN, Stelter used his platform to aggressively promote Democratic Party themes, and in particular to make war on CNN’s more successful rival, Fox News. But Stelter has landed on his feet: he is going to Harvard. Stelter broke the news on social »

An overdose of Schadenfreude

Featured image We may take pleasure in the suffering that is roiling the waters at the New York Times. Workers at the Times are struggling with the conditions of their employment. I hadn’t heard about the issues before reading Keith Kelly’s New York Post story “Over 1,300 New York Times employees pledge not to return to office.” Kelly himself seems to enjoy the contradictions: The New York Times expects employees to start »