Muslim students blame Chelsea Clinton for New Zealand massacre

Featured image Yesterday, Chelsea Clinton attended a vigil at NYU for those killed in the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand. NYU turned out not to be a “safe space” for Ms. Clinton, who is pregnant. Muslim students berated Clinton, blaming her for the killings. Their theory? They cited a statement she made condemning anti-Semitic remarks following the utterance of such remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar. In response to someone else’s »

The Banality of Beto

Featured imageI think I’ve figured it out: Beto O’Rourke is just a younger version of Howard Schultz, spewing forth empty platitudes while hopped up on too much Red Bull or something. Clichés sound so much better when said at high energy! I wonder if the Democrats will have to spread the podiums further apart in their televised debates to prevent injuries when Beto extends his full condor-length wingspan? Trump has already figured this »

What David Kramer said

Featured imageIn addition to the partial transcript of Christopher Steele’s deposition, the deposition of former John McCain aide David Kramer was also unsealed in the now dismissed Gubarev lawsuit on Thursday. I have embedded the transcript below via Chuck Ross’s Daily Caller article. Kramer was instrumental to the dissemination of the Steele Dossier to the Washington media (including BuzzFeed) and State Department officials. McCain had been briefed on the dossier in »

Observations on Christchurch

Featured imageWe haven’t written anything about the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre. There probably isn’t much to say. Nevertheless, a few observations. 1) Liberals wasted no time trying to make political hay out of the slaughter. The deplorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tied the murders to President Trump. It is noteworthy that liberals attribute almost superhuman powers to Donald Trump, attributing responsibility to him for pretty much anything that goes on in the world. »

What Christopher Steele said

Featured imageA limited part of the deposition of former secret agent man Christopher Steele — he allegedly of the Steele Dossier — was unsealed on Thursday. Steele’s deposition had been taken in June 2018. His deposition was taken in the now dismissed defamation lawsuit brought by Aleksej Gubarev, a tech executive who Steele alleges took part in the hacking of Democrats’ computer systems (as the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross explains briefly »

The Week in Pictures: Varsity Blues Edition

Featured imageThe best take I’ve seen yet on the college athletics admission scandal is that someone needs to do a comedy movie where the non-athlete students are forced to play after all, go through grueling practice, with predictable results—they win! Because Hollywood! Because who doesn’t like a good underdog story—you know, those “underdogs” from rich and famous households who just need one tiny break to get into the big leagues. Possible »

The Folly of “Green” Energy, Part MCVII

Featured imageIt is remarkable how alleged environmentalism can gather an almost infinite number of bad policies under a single umbrella. I wrote here about the folly of “biomass,” a fancy term for Europeans burning low-quality American trees. Why do they do it? Because of legal requirements to obtain a specified percentage of energy from “renewable” sources, while only politically favored energy sources–like American wood–count as renewable. “Green” energy policies couldn’t be »

Living In the Real World

Featured imageAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to those who criticized her hypocrisy as a massive consumer of fossil fuels by saying she is just “living in the world.” Well, sort of. In her heavily-cocooned world, it is considered noble to speculate about banning air travel and murdering all of America’s cows. Elsewhere–in what some would call the real world–people have to worry about getting those cattle through the winter. Ocasio-Cortez is obsessed with »

Washington Post overdoes the gloating

Featured imageThe Washington Post is pleased as punch that the Senate passed a resolution to overturn President Trump’s national emergency declaration. It gloats (via a headline in the paper edition) that, for Trump, “making it about himself didn’t click with GOP Senators.” According to the Post, Trump’s lobbying effort against the resolution treated the vote “almost exclusively in personal terms.” No surprise there. That’s how Trump treats most things. But the »

Dees is done [with comment by Paul]

Featured imageWhen Morris Dees spoke at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center back in the 1990’s, I walked out on him. He was ragging on George H.W. Bush at the time in an absurdly partisan and otherwise unfair manner. Even though he had drawn a relatively large crowd, he saw me leaving and commented on it. He seemed to take pleasure in it. I thought he was a gratingly obvious fraud. »

English teams dominate in European football [UPDATED]

Featured imageThe English Premier League (EPL) has been presenting outstanding soccer for many years. However, its excellence hasn’t fully been reflected in European club competitions. English clubs have won the top European competition — the Champions League — only three times this century (Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea once each). By contrast, the two top Spanish clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, have won it a combined nine times. This is a »

Beto-skepticism, feminist style

Featured imageGail Collins is a left-wing feminist columnist for the New York Times. If this snarky piece about Beto O’Rourke is any indication, Collins wants the Democrats to nominate a female presidential candidate in 2020. Don’t get me wrong. O’Rourke is a deserving target of snark. Indeed, the snark virtually writes itself. But why is O’Rourke a less serious candidate for president than, say, Kamala Harris? He served in Congress longer »

Bernie: Get Well Soon

Featured imageIt is hard to have a lighthearted take on the news on a day like this, but this story begs for it: Bernie Sanders gets 7 stitches after cutting head on shower door Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) got seven stitches Friday after he cut his head on a shower door. Politico reports Sanders was given a “clean bill of health” and the minor injury did not interrupt his campaigning. Politico noted the campaign »

Go Beto! [Updated Hilariously: “I Need a Butt Shine”]

Featured imageThe Democrats have a remarkable number of bad presidential candidates, but I think my favorite might be Beto O’Rourke. His campaign is off to, shall we say, a rocky start. Jim Geraghty puts working-class hero Beto in context: If Beto had an R after his name instead of a D, you’d hear he was boarding-school-attending judge’s son who dodged serious charges for the DUI & burglary, used eminent domain to »

What Peter Strzok said

Featured imageRep. Doug Collins continues to release the testimony of key players in the great scandal of the Russia collusion hoax. There has never been anything like it in American politics and now that the House is controlled by the Democrats, House committees are not going to help us understand what happened. Yesterday Collins released the transcript of disgraced former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll happily shares a few thoughts about THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. She writes: Ignorance, it has been said, is bliss. In which case you would surely guess that the Democrats and the congressional freshman twit class in particular would be the happiest people in the world. But you would be wrong. No, they are not happy; they are filled with venom, hatred, envy, resentment, and bizarre endless, »

Omar Headlines for CAIR

Featured imageThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is, like al Qaeda and Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR masquerades as a civil rights organization, but is actually a supporter of terrorism, as was demonstrated in the Holy Land Foundation case, where CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator. CAIR is also viciously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic: CAIR has a long record of anti-Israel activity. Its leadership has accused Israel of being a »