Archive for the ‘News’ Category
I rarely watch Fox News, and his new 9:00 PM show has been on for a long time before I finally watched. Based on only a small sampling, I think it’s the best news show on Fox.
Carlson is tough on his guests and doesn’t let them get away with stuff, but unlike his cohort Bill O’Reilly who never shuts up, he doesn’t make the show about himself, he gives his guests ample time to talk.
No wonder why ratings are up in that time slot since that bimbo Megyn Kelly left. I think this speaks well for news viewers. It turns out that they prefer a smart guy who conducts good interviews over a sexy blonde who was clearly chosen for her looks and not for her acumen.
The only negative I see is the weird quizzical expression on his face while his guest talks. He needs to do something about that.
You know how the MSM has been telling us for years that immigrants don’t lower wages?
In fact, just three days ago in an article criticizing Trump’s speech to Congress, The Washington Post repeated that immigrants have “little to no negative effects on overall wages and employment of native-born workers in the longer term.”
But today, in an article about the problems of immigrants returning to Mexico after being deported, the Post matter-of-factly states:
More returnees means lower wages for everybody in blue-collar industries such as construction and automobile manufacturing, where competition for jobs is likely to increase, economists say.
Funny how the normal laws of economics work in Mexico (more people competing for jobs means lower wages), but the same laws don’t work in the United States. Because of magic American exceptionalist soil or something?
(The idea for this post came from commenter “Curle,” thank you.)
There’s a Managing Partner from PwC on each side of the stage with a briefcase of envelopes. The purpose of this duplication is so that regardless of which side of the stage the presenter enters, there’s a Managing Partner there to give him or her an envelope.
If there had been only one Managing Partner with one set of envelopes, then the envelopes could be arranged in the order that the awards are presented, and the Managing Partner would just have to take the top envelope off the stack.
With two Managing Partners and two sets of envelopes, this requires each Managing Partner to pay attention to what’s happening and select the correct envelope for the situation. However, Managing Partner Brian Cullinan, instead of paying attention, was busy taking pictures with his cell phone and posting them on Twitter.
Cullinan then attempted to delete the evidence of his malfeasance before anyone found out. But stuff you post on social media has a permanency, in situations like this, that exceeds the power of the delete button.
Perhaps in the future, PwC will assign envelope holders who are more junior members of the firm but are more capable of keeping track of a stack of envelopes. As you know, people get promoted to Managing Partner because they are good at politicking, schmoozing, rainmaking and sucking up to their bosses, and not because they are good at doing real work like keeping track of a stack of envelopes.
Milo Yiannopoulos, who was a victim of statutory rape but never an adult perpetrator, is now persona non grata, but Roman Polanski, who pled guilty to statutory rape and was charged with worse, is still lauded by the mainstream media which distributes and promotes his movies and was even given an Academy Award in absentia.
Double standard applies to Trump supporters?
(Credit to Dystopic for bringing this comparison to my attention.)
The video is found on this page [link has been fixed].
For more context, here’s a link to an older YouTube video where Milo pretty much says the same thing (so his views were already out there).
This is the first time I’ve ever watched this guy speak. I have no idea where he came from all of a sudden or how he became a famous alt-righter (now called the new right because the MSM declared that alt-right=racist) without me being aware of who he is.
I think that Milo is telling us that among gay men, relations between adult men and teenage boys is a lot more commonplace than the gays normally let straight people know about. Milo has also stated the opinion that such relationships are often beneficial for the boys involved, because they benefit from an older gay teaching them the gay ropes and helping them feel good about their gayness. If it’s true that gay men commonly believe this, than Milo is doing us a service by pointing this out, and shooting the messenger won’t change that fact. It’s a message that won’t come from the liberal mainstream media which will never publish anything about gays that straight people would find icky.
Milo also has an opinion, and it’s an opinion that has been expressed here in the comments of my blog, that people become sexually mature before they turn 18 or some other arbitrary age-of-consent, and it’s not “pedophilia” if you are sexually attracted to sexually mature teenagers, whether you are attracted to male or female teenagers.
Milo is personally expressing an opinion. How can laws ever get changed for the better if people aren’t allowed to say they disagree with them the way they are? Milo has not admitted to violating any statutory rape laws as an adult.
I have no way to judge Flynn because I have no idea what he talked about with the Russian ambassador. We only have the word of leakers, who committed felonies by talking about the details of secret intelligence gathering operations with the Washington Post, that Flynn “talked about sanctions” with the Russian ambassador. That’s an interpretation of leakers who are clearly out to get either Trump or Flynn and should not be believed as the gospel truth. There’s no recording of the conversation to listen to, so there is no way to independently gauge the true intent of the phone call.
The sudden invocation of the Logan Act is complete bogosity. No one has ever been prosecuted under the Logan Act which is probably unconstitutional for several reasons, and has been ignored by the media when Democrats frequently go off on their own authority to talk to foreign governments. And furthermore, as someone working under the direct authority of the President-Elect, I don’t see how Flynn falls into the category of someone who isn’t authorized to be talking to the Russian ambassador.
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I suspect the true intent of the phone call was for Flynn to convey to the Russian ambassador, “when Trump takes over in a month we want better relations, so don’t do anything rash in retaliation for what Obama has done that would poison the possibility of future reconciliation.”
That sounds reasonable to me. Does it technically violate the Logan Act, an act under which no one has ever been prosecuted and has never been considered by U.S. Courts, so we don’t really know for certain what the Act allows and doesn’t allow?
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And I still believe (see my previous post) that Trump fired Flynn primarily because he wasn’t the right person for the job and this was an opportunity to to fire him. Even though the means by which leakers and the mainstream media attacked him is outrageous.
Based on a burst of news stories, that seems to be the case. But the real truth is more likely found in this New York Times article reporting that this week of raids is really just business as usual at ICE, and stuff like this was happening under the Obama administration, but it just went unreported.
What has likely happened is that the left has decided (either through a mysterious central authority or by undirected osmosis) that reporting on tough enforcement by the Trump administration advances their bigger narrative.
But it seems to me that the left has made a miscalculation. The majority of Americans want less immigration, not more. These fake news stories about sudden increased enforcement of immigration law creates the impression that Trump is accomplishing things and fulfilling his campaign promises. And even more importantly for those who want fewer illegal aliens in this country, theses news stories create a climate of fear among the illegal immigrant community and would-be community resulting in increased self-deportation and fewer people from outside the country wanting to come here illegally. Thus the mainstream media is inadvertently accomplishing what those of us on the right have always wanted, and it’s not costing the government any money at all!
Twitter banned a Reuters parody account after The Daily Beast cited its tweet as an authoritative source for claiming that the shooters in Quebec are white supremacists.
The lesson here is that leftist journalists (who are supposedly expert fact-checkers dedicated to only reporting the truth) are as easily fooled by hoaxes that seem to confirm their worldview as are Trump supporters. Even though it should have been obvious that it was not the real Reuters based on the misspelling of Reuters News Break.
Before the account was banned, the account owner posted the following self-congratulatory tweet:
At press conference, Trump successfully used two anti-Trump memes, "fake news" and "Nazis" in a way that effectively neutralized them.
— Lion (@LionBlogosphere) January 12, 2017
I tweeted that after Trump’s press conference.
I was reading through Scott Adams’ blog this morning, and came across his post about Trump’s use of “Nazis” to describe the intelligence agencies, and I see that he agrees with me, although his blog post is full of mumbo jumbo about “3D persuasion.”
Since Wednesday, in the mainstream media there was outrage about how Trump dared to call our patriotic intelligence agencies “Nazis,” even though liberals themselves used to call the CIA Nazis.
Yes, remember a time when liberals loved Russia and hated the CIA? How that has reversed!
Also, we see that the mainstream media has gone cold turkey on using the term “fake news,” a term they fell in love with two months ago because they thought that by using it they reduced Trump’s legitimacy.
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Hopefully, the next step in Trump’s reframing will be to turn the word “racism” against the liberals.
It has been reported that Esteban Santiago, in November 2016, walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he heard voices in his head telling him to fight for ISIS and was sent to a psychiatric hospital.
Internet rumors are that he posted on an Islamic jihadi forum in 2007.
I mentioned back in my old blog the possibility that Islamic missionaries could convert the Hispanics. We see this happening. If you recall, Farook, the terrorist from San Benardino, had a Hispanic friend who converted to Islam and who helped him. (Although I also pointed out that the Hispanic friend was a loser with a low IQ who was manipulated by Farook’s more dominant personality.)
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How do we know that Islam isn’t the true religion, and that the voice in Santiago’s head wasn’t Allah himself?