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As Usual, The Simpsons Was There First

Featured image The Simpsons anticipated the gender difference/sameness nonsense at Google in an episode from six years ago (3.40 long): »

The FIFA Scandal: As Usual, The Simpsons Was There First

Featured image I’ll defer to Paul at Power Line’s sports desk for the definitive understanding of the FIFA scandal, but it is worth noting that “The Simpsons” was on to the matter a while ago (just over 1 minute): »


Featured image Confess: you don’t remember what, exactly, the Simpson-Bowles “Fiscal Responsibility and Reform” Commission proposed. I didn’t remember, either, but with many conservatives, including Steve Hayward, suggesting that the House pass Simpson-Bowles as its proposal to avert the fiscal cliff, I thought it would be good to refresh both my memory, and yours. You can read the Commission’s report here; it isn’t particularly long. The Commission’s proposals are good on taxes »

Pass Simpson-Bowles, Watch Hilarity Ensue

Featured image In my National Review print edition article right after the election (behind a subscriber wall, alas), I suggested the House pass a bold tax reform bill right away, and send it to the Senate.   Heck, I added, “the House GOP could even just pass Simpson-Bowles, and rightly say they are passing the plan President Obama’s own commission recommended.” I am happy to see this idea is catching on.  Mary »

Alan Simpson, Unplugged

Featured image I haven’t always been a fan of former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, but do not miss his recent letter to a greedy geezers lobby group in California.  Politico has the whole story, but here’s the complete text of Simpson’s letter, which is, shall we say, “candid,” even for a westerner: To Whom It May Concern: Erskine Bowles and I thoroughly enjoyed our time on the West Coast and received an »

The blogger conference call with Perry and Simpson — a report

I just got off of a conference call in which ISG members William Perry and Alan Simpson discussed the ISG Report with a group of bloggers. Since I haven’t read any further in the Report than when I posted this morning, I’ll confine myself to reporting on the call, without editorial comment. Perry summarized the Report’s conclusion as follows: the situation in Iraq is dire; if we don’t change course »

Simpsons conservative

I highly recommend today’s column by Diana West in the Washington Times about, ultimately, South Park Conservatives. Not that I agree with Diana that we should feel the same way about the battle between these young (and let’s remember that they are young) conservatives and political correctness as we did about the war between Iraq and Iran. I’m not a South Park Conservative, but there’s a little bit of Simpsons »

Senator Simpson Speaks

We talked to former Senate Whip Alan Simpson a little while ago. He’s a funny, entertaining guy. But what I love about him is his combativeness. He enjoys the fight, and we Republicans need more of that. Sen. Simpson agrees with my conviction that the Bush administration erred by not responding vigorously to the attacks that peppered the administration over the last year, i.e., Joe Wilson, Michael Moore, Richard Clarke »

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Homer Simpson

This evening Fox ran the 300th episode of the Simpsons, a hilarious chapter in which Homer attends Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp with the Rolling Stones and finds re-entry into the real world somewhat difficult. In recognition of the Simpsons’ milestone, yesterday’s Star Tribune carried a good feature on the characters’ voices: “Look who’s still talking — the voices behind the Simpsons.” Today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press carries the AP »

The deep meaning of “no comment”

Featured image Former New York Times investigative reporter Jeff Gerth has written a lengthy retrospective on the coverage of the Trump presidency and the award-winning journalism supporting the Russia hoax in particular. Indeed, we regularly mocked the coverage of the Russia hoax, as in my five-part mock epic Dossiad ridiculing the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer. It is useful to have Gerth’s 24,000-word series as published in four parts by the Columbia Journalism »

Why Deception Is Essential to the Left

Featured image News item: Stanford University withdraws its “Harmful Language” list after it received widespread publicity—and universal ridicule. But other universities are quietly imposing similar “language guidance” albeit without high-profile master lists that would expose them to the withering laughter and contempt they deserve. News item: The Biden Administration rushes to reassure Americans that there is “no plan” to ban natural gas stoves. This is a lie, of course. Lots of progressive »

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Featured image • I didn’t think any other politician (except perhaps John Fetterman) could make Joe Biden sound like a MENSA member, but behold Canada’s Justin Trudeau, at a recent parliamentary hearing: “Using protests to demand changes to public policy is something that I think is worrisome” • Guess what’s racist now? Fossils. The rise of scientific racism in palaeoanthropology A forensic anthropologist unmasks insidious interpretations of fossil finds. . . . The »

“The tweet was not complete”

Featured image For some reason or other Biden spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre’s explanation of the tweet — let’s declare it the tweet of the year — deleted by the White House this morning reminds me of Johnny Cochrane’s closing argument on behalf of O.J. Simpson. Both O.J. and Biden are guilty. However, Cochrane got his guilty client off. KJP just kept reading out her talking point. A reporter asks about the White House's »

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Featured image • It’s still early in the morning out here on the Left Coast, but I declare David Deeble to be the Winner of the Day on Twitter: If you’re a fan, don’t be a free-rider: hit up David’s tip jar at BuyMeACoffee. • It turns out that even The Simpsons understands the joke of “renewable” energy (2 min long): • This is either some kind of Twilight Zone LARPing, or »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image When Ammo Grrrll refers to LYING FOR A LIVING, you know she has (mostly) moved on from the subject of stand-up comedy. She writes: When I began thinking about this topic, I intended it to be mostly about the leftist narrative, politicians, and their handmaidens of both sexes in the media. And it still will be – mostly. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized what »

Podcast: The 3WHH on the Backstory of Biden’s F-Bomb

Featured image The setting for Biden’s speech was so bad that it rivals Michael Dukakis’s tank ride for disastrous visuals, but that’s noting compared to the egregious content, which makes Jimmy Carter’s dreadful “malaise” speech seem like Demosthenes by comparison. Speaking of the demos, Biden’s speech can be seen an as especially inartful presumption of anti-republican principles that have been at the center of the Democratic Party since the 1850s if not »

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Featured image • You know what’s really going to hold up Russia’s war against Ukraine? Climate change. Because of course it is. The latest extreme unction from the climatistas is a primal scream in the New York Review of Books about how climate change is going to ruin Russia, and why its fossil-fuel dependent economy may have helped cause this war in the first place. That’s the great thing about climate change »