They Literally Know Nothing

Matt Walsh wrote about his dislike of the media and included this bit from Obama adviser, Ben Rhodes.

Rhodes, 38, said in the article that it was easy to shape a favorable impression of the proposed agreement because of the inexperience of many of those covering the issue.

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

Rhodes set up a team of staffers who were focused on promoting the deal [the Great Iran Giveaway], which apparently included the feeding of talking points at useful times in the news cycle to foreign policy experts who were favorably disposed toward it. “We created an echo chamber,” he told the magazine. “They [the seemingly independent experts] were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.”

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The First Slave & First Slave-owner

were black. Africans. Yes.

I need to include just enough from this article to keep the history, but I am sorely tempted to just copy-and-paste the whole thing.

Back in the mid-1650s, a John Casor, became a slave. He had been an indentured servant (something darn near a slave), but then found himself declared the very first slave for life.

People who survived their period of indenture (many didn’t) went on to live free lives in the colonies, [...]

That was the incentive that caused many poor whites to indenture themselves and their families and move to the so-called New World. But Africans who were indentured were often captured and brought over against their will. That’s what happened to the holder of Casor’s indenture, Anthony Johnson. Johnson served out his contract and went on to run his own tobacco farm and hold his own indentured servants, among them Casor. At this time, the colony of Virginia had very few black people in it: Johnson was one of the original 20.

After a disagreement about whether or not Casor’s contract was lapsed, a court ruled in favor of Johnson and Casor saw the status of his indenture turn into slavery, where he—not his contract—was considered property. Casor claimed that he had served his indenture of “seaven or Eight years” and seven more years on top of that. The court sided with Johnson, who claimed that Casor was his slave for life.

Funny. Too funny.

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Same People

Nolte tweets:

Same people telling me Global Warming is real are telling me Bruce Jenner is a woman and a baby who’s born alive has no human or constitutional rights so it is moral to butcher it…

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Poe’s Law Wins Again

Some woman who calls herself SentientJessica tweeted:

Men who don’t wear jackets in cold weather do so with the express intent of intimidating women and to make women feel like lesser beings. If you see a man who is not wearing a jacket when you’re cold, then call him out his toxic masculinity and ego violence. #ToxicMasculinity

I tried to find anything that would indicate parody, but failed.

Update: … the follow-up tweets indicate parody.

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Morally Right

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Anderson Cooper that even when she’s factually wrong, she’s still ‘morally right’.

To which Nick Searcy comments:

This is what all leftists truly believe, deep down: that even when they are provably wrong, they are morally superior anyway. This is how they have justified the slaughter of their opposition in every country where they have achieved sufficient power. She’s no different.

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Bad Arguments

So, a Mr Harsanyi makes what seems like a reasonable argument:

I realize wall proponents often exaggerate criminality, but “illegal immigrants murder fewer people than locals!’ is one of the weakest arguments I can imagine. Should Americans be grateful that ppl who shouldn’t be here in the first place have a lower murder rate?

In contrast to the usual rhetoric, some people make the argument that non-citizens commit a disproportionate share of federal crimes (see here).

It is almost certain that a majority of the non-citizens convicted of federal crimes are illegal immigrants. But we cannot say for sure because that information is not provided. What we can say, at least at the federal level, is that non-citizens are more likely to commit crimes than citizens.

That said, Mr Hasanyi’s tweet set off a flood of midwit rhetoric trying to do magic tricks with statistics. For example:

@BluishCheckMark
If they have a lower murder rate, then they in fact make it safer for everyone just by coming here as a group.

@RealMrLawrence
I’m hoping that is sarcasm

@BluishCheckMark
It’s not. If u live in a population of 100 people who have a 4% murder rate (let’s say each act of murder is 1 victim), your chance of getting killed is 4%. If a group of 100 ppl who have a 2% murder rate are added to the population, your chance of getting killed goes down to 3%.

@RealMrLawrence
Right but if they aren’t supposed to be here, and don’t come in the first place, they don’t commit murders and as a result there are fewer overall murders

@luxulad
Exactly! Why do these fools not understand it’s still MORE MURDERS!?!?

I also liked this one:

@JimW_in_NM
the fact you are in a country illegally and feel safe to drive drunk, rob, steal, trash our flag, and protest the way you are treated says all we need to hear about what needs to be changed

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Prison = Socialism?

I saw it in a graphic from Bookworm Room, The Scary Leftists Edition. The image didn’t (doesn’t) matter, because of the small eureka moment I had:

Guy 1: So, you’re saying if I am a socialist and I demand free health care, education and housing, and only law enforcers have guns, I should consider going to prison?

Guy 2: Well, of course, Prison is a much better alternative to socialism: they don’t run out of food.

It seems… yeah, yeah, I did slightly rewrite those sentences… it seems to me that the similarity between those two things, prison and a socialist society, is so obvious as to be invisible. But once you see it, you can’t un-see it.

PS, the rest of the images are very good (humorous, satirical/parodic, and anti-leftist, what more could a guy want?).

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How You Get Hitler

Vox posted this this morning; it actually refers to a post by Instapundit from 2017 which itself links to a post/article by Mr Crunchy Conservative himself. This seems like something I should retain for later.

The rising Left is bound and determined to crush or at least permanently sideline people it deems heretics — in particular, whites, males, orthodox Christians, and skeptics of the LGBT project. It does not want a pluralistic modus vivendi; it wants total domination. The establishment Left lacks the will to stop them. Its members are terrified of appearing un-woke. . . . The establishment Right lacks the will to stop them either, for fear of being called bigots. And it lacks the will or the imagination to stand in any way against corporate interests. . . . Bottom line: Identity politics will dissolve the traditional bonds that have held Americans together, and re-bind forces of the Left and forces on the Right to each other.

To which Instapundit responded:

The thing is, you don’t get Hitler because of Hitler — there are always potential Hitlers out there. You get Hitler because of Weimar, and you get Weimar because the liberals are too corrupt and incompetent to maintain a liberal polity.

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Good Point

Big Pete explains:

We’ve got a 2 tiered justice system. You honestly think the dem bureaucrats running health care won’t weaponize it?

And in case you don’t get it, from the comments below:

@BigFitz66
“50 yrs old white veteran? Huh. Need a appendectomy? Huh. Sorry, illegal immigrant drug addict rapist wants a sex change & they’re higher on the priority list than you”

@jmathishmc_jeff
Mr Jones..I have good news and bad news:

Your latest results show that your cancer is easily treatable,

Unfortunately, your voting record shows your terminal.

@WFrankSieg
It is funny until you realize this is exactly what the left is planning for the conservative right.

@BigFitz66
They do it with justice already

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Covington in a Nutshell

I’ve been reading about this (and reading and reading and reading) and getting more and more annoyed just how shallow and stupid people in the media are – especially who are supposedly on “my side”. The InfamousTeddyK site on Twitter (@KaczTed) has all the details. But I want to repeat this one tweet that takes on that oh-serious political commentator, SE Cupp, who tweeted:

Hey guys. Seeing all the additional videos now, and I 100% regret reacting too quickly to the Covington story. I wish I’d had the fuller picture before weighing in, and I’m truly sorry.

To which someone responded:

Sorry you got caught.
Sorry it wasn’t true.

Like Kathy Griffin et al, in 48 hours they’ll be right back at it. Nothing lost, nothing learned.

What was that quote about the Bourbons? Ah, yes, “They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”
Continue reading

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