Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Joke Police Are Looking to Strip Dave Chappelle of His Speech Rights

I thought I blogged on his earlier, but I guess not.

Have you watched the new Dave Chappelle special on Netflix? It's da bomb!

See Cold Fury, "Sticks and Stones."




Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend: Scorching in the Valleys, Perfect at the Beach

I was out running errands earlier, and it was woozy hot. I had to come inside and postpone other activities, like detailing my car, until later.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Labor Day weekend weather: Scorching in the valleys, perfect at the beach."



Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs O.D.'d on Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Alcohol

I knew it.

I just knew it immediately when the news broke in July that Skaggs didn't die of natural causes. What exactly killed him? No one knew at the time. But it was suspicious and anyone with a brain probably had it figured out.

Prayers for his family and his soul.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Tyler Skaggs’ autopsy: Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol led to death by choking on vomit."

And, "Details of Tyler Skaggs’ death could trigger legal battle with millions at stake":
Investigations into that question could determine whether the Angels and the family of one of their most popular players face off in legal proceedings that could take years and be worth tens of millions of dollars — or more.

The Skaggs family and the Angels each have retained attorneys based in Texas, where Skaggs died July 1 on the first day of a team trip to play the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. The prospects of a wrongful-death lawsuit appear significant, given that the family‘s assertion in a statement Friday that they had learned the “circumstances surrounding Tyler’s death … may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels.”

That statement prompted Major League Baseball to launch an investigation. Police in Southlake, Texas — where the Angels were staying that night — have been investigating since Skaggs’ death. The attorney hired by the Skaggs family, Rusty Hardin, intends to pursue his own probe.

“We’re going to want to know how it came about that those drugs were ingested,” Hardin told The Times, “and whether or not others are responsible for what happened.”

The prospects of success for any wrongful death suit could depend on whether attorneys can identify a party besides Skaggs that might be at least partially responsible for his death, said Julie Cantor, who teaches law at UCLA.

“You need to have a wrongful act,” said Cantor, speaking generally because she has not reviewed any records in the Skaggs case...
RTWT.

Boris Johnson Brexit (VIDEO)

Uber-nationalist Pat Buchanan's on the case, at RCP, "Let Them Howl, Boris!"



Really Bad Joe Biden

And I mean so bad even WaPo ripped him.

At Twitchy:


Except almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect. Based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders and Biden campaign officials, it appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened.

iden visited Kunar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or any other medal, pinned on him by Biden. At a White House ceremony six years after Biden’s visit, White stood at attention as President Barack Obama placed a Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, around his neck.

The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.

Lana Del Rey 'Doin' Time' (VIDEO)

My oldest son loves Lana Del Rey and he's seen her live on multiple occasions.

At Consequence of Sound:




Michelle Malkin National Book Tour

She's coming to the O.C. on October 15th, at Angelo and Vinci's Italian Restaurant in Fullerton (not technically "Los Angeles").

Her new book's at Amazon, Michelle Malkin, Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction?

Email me if you'd like to have a meet up before her book signing.


Emily Ratajkowski Full Collection

At Celeb Jihad, "EMILY RATAJKOWSKI NUDE PICS COLLECTION."

And, "EMILY RATAJKOWSKI NUDE ULTIMATE COMPILATION."


Amateur Girls Selfies

At Chru Girls, "Amateur Girls Selfies."

BONUS: "Changing Room Tatas!"

Bebe Rexha

She's a hot chick.

At Drunken Stepfather, "BEBE REXHA TOPLESS LABOR DAY OF THE DAY."



In the Mail: Kathleen Sears, Socialism 101

The publisher sent this out.

Available at Amazon, Kathleen Sears, Socialism 101: From the Bolsheviks and Karl Marx to Universal Healthcare and the Democratic Socialists, Everything You Need to Know about Socialism.



Jennifer Delacruz's Saturday Forecast

It's overcast right now, but if it was like yesterday, it'll be in the mid-90s today.

Still cool and relax, folks.

Here's the spectacular Ms. Jennifer, for ABC News 10 San Diego:



Thursday, August 29, 2019

'Jews are telling me they're taking off their yarmulkes on the subway platform...'

Seth Mandel's something of a Never Trumper, but he's smart and extremely articulate.

Read this entire thread, and at the Tablet below:



"I've never before heard of this 'Eve Fairbanks' creature..."

Interesting.

At Red State, "If You Want Civility You Just Might Be a Neo-Confederate and Because of That the Left Really Does Want You Dead."

And at Eve Fairbanks' homepage:
I grew up in Virginia a little girl mad about the American Civil War. On weekends I begged my father to take me to all the battlefields: Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Antietam. I was transfixed by the moral question the war addressed and the incredible change its end effected: a change we're still trying to make real...
Leftists are truly deranged.

Via Ed Driscoll, at Instapundit, "NEW CIVILITY WATCH."

Azealia Banks

On Twitter:


Dennis Prager Featured at the Los Angeles Times

Prager's interviewed at the piece, so, despite the radical left's mass media agenda, I was still taken aback at how harsh the piece treated mainstream conservative views. Mind-boggling sometimes.

See, "How a Los Angeles-based conservative became one of the internet’s biggest sensations."


Halsey

She was sparkling at the VMAs on Sunday.

And at Drunken Stepfather, "Halsey - Seen at Tatsu Ramen in NYC 8/27/19."


Caylee Cowan

At Drunken Stepfather, "CAYLEE COWAN NUDITY OF THE DAY."

Monday, August 26, 2019

Is College a Good Investment?

Well, it can be. It just depends --- on a lot of things. And I'm biased, of course, because I look at college education as more than a way to make more money. It's a journey of personal enlightenment, but that's not so vogue these days.

In any case, here's Charlie Kirk for Prager University:


Michael Mann, 'Hockey Stick' Hoaxer, Loses Multi-Million Libel Suit in British Columbia

At Power Line, "MICHAEL MANN REFUSES TO PRODUCE DATA, LOSES CASE."

And MSE Creative Consulting, "The Iconic Image of the Global Warming Movement Is a Fraud."

RTWT. (Via Instapundit.)



Ana Braga in the Ocean

At Taxi Driver, "Ana Braga Sheer Bikini Top in the Ocean."

Rebecca Romijn Still Insanely Sexy

At Popoholic, "Rebecca Romijn Still Insanely Sexy, and Cleavagy, and Leggy, Oh My!"

Decriminalizing Hard Drugs

It's Nicholas Kristof, with a long piece at NYT, FWIW:


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Paul Blustein, Schism

Well, this is timely.

Out next month, at Amazon, Paul Blustein, Schism: China, America, and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System.



Dow Drops 623 Points as U.S.-China Trade War Escalates (VIDEO)

At Barron's, "The Dow’s Week Turned Ugly After Trump Sparred With China and Powell."

And ABC World News Tonight. Notice Trump's "I am the chosen one" comments:




Nazi Salute Video at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove

I don't know why these kids do it. I guess they simply haven't been taught the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Nazi acts by youth loom over increasingly diverse Orange County":


In March, social media blew up with photos of a group of partying students from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa giving the Sieg Heil salute to a bunch of red plastic cups arranged into a swastika. School officials immediately condemned the images, notifying parents across the district what had happened and what they planned to do.

The same month, school officials in Garden Grove were alerted to a group of Pacifica High School students raising the Nazi salute while singing a Nazi marching song at an off-campus athletic event.

Pacifica High administrators kept their situation quiet — which worked until this week, when the months-old recorded Snapchat video exploded online after it was sent to the Daily Beast.

Since Monday, Garden Grove Unified School District officials have learned of other videos and multiple allegations of students engaged in hate speech. The district has opened an investigation.

The students’ motivation and identities are unclear. But the images in Newport and Garden Grove reflect both a rise in such incidents nationwide and a conflict more specific to Orange County: tension between a rapidly diversifying populace and racist elements deeply seated in its history.

In September, at a football game in predominantly white Aliso Viejo, the visitors from a predominantly Latino high school in Santa Ana were met with signs of “Build the Wall” and “We love White,” according to the Santa Ana principal.

And white supremacist groups like the Rise Above Movement are giving a new voice to the bigotry of the skinheads and peckerwood gangs that long haunted Huntington Beach, Anaheim and working-class parts of the county. The group attacked counter-protesters and journalists at a rally in support of President Trump at Bolsa Chica State Beach in 2017.

The eight-second video from Garden Grove shows about a dozen Pacifica High school boys standing in what appears to be a banquet room giving the stiff-armed salute used in Nazi Germany, as the song “Erika,” written by German composer Herms Niel during Adolf Hitler’s ascent to power, plays in the background. At least one of the boys appears to sing the lyrics. One boy gets up and leaves, and another quickly drops his arm and sits down.

The video, taken before the start of an athletics banquet in November 2018, was originally shared among a small group of students on Snapchat. High school administrators learned of the video four months later and addressed the situation internally with the students appearing in the video and their families, Garden Grove Unified spokeswoman Abby Broyles said. School district officials did not know about the video until it surfaced Monday.

The students involved were disciplined, but officials declined to discuss the consequences they faced...
It was an "off campus" event. Seems like the First Amendment protects their speech, although that's no defense for it.

Still more.

Dove Cameron

At Taxi Driver, "Dove Cameron Hard Nipple Pokies in White Top."

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cannabidiod Women

At Drunken Stepfather, "TOP 25 CHICKS WHO PROBABLY USE CBD OF THE DAY."

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning

*BUMPED.*

At Amazon, Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.



Reparations Won't Make Blacks Whole

So say blacks themselves. It's about recognition, as if America hasn't recognized its original sin by 2019.

At LAT, "Slavery’s descendants say a reparations check won’t make the pain go away":

CHARLESTON, S.C. —  Five years before the first shots of the Civil War rang out from the harbor here in 1861, alderman Thomas Ryan and a business partner opened Ryan’s Mart at No. 6 Chalmers St.
Their merchandise was slaves: African men, women and children who were prodded, picked over and auctioned off to the highest bidders.

The finest adult males could fetch up to $1,600 apiece —$49,000 in today’s dollars. The most able-bodied women could sell for $1,400.

Today, the former showroom in Charleston’s historic quarter, hidden on a narrow lane of row houses blazing with pink blossoms and palmetto trees, serves as the home of the Old Slave Mart Museum.

The museum and other historic sites in the American South lay bare a shameful chapter in the nation’s past, one that’s getting new attention in the debate over whether the government should pay financial reparations to an estimated 40 million descendants of slaves.

Many African Americans in this part of South Carolina support reparations. But they say what they want just as much is for the country to grasp the painful history they live with every day.

Their ancestors often were separated from their children on the auction block. Women were raped by their white owners. Slaves were beaten for waking up too late, not working hard enough or trying to escape. They were stripped of their African names and given the last names of their masters.

The hardship and humiliation didn’t end when the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865. Black Americans continue to endure racist violence, entrenched poverty and inequities in areas such as education, employment and the criminal justice system.

“What the reparations debate is about is not so much people wanting to get money,” said Daniel Littlefield, a historian from Columbia, S.C. “Black people feel they deserve some acknowledgment of ongoing wrong.”

The reparations debate comes at an especially tense time. Since 2016, there’s been a nationwide rise in racially motivated hate crimes. Videos of police killings of African Americans have become all too common. President Trump’s attacks aimed at black leaders and immigrants have kept people on edge...
Keep reading.

Sofia Richie

At Drunken Stepfather, "SOFIA RICHIE NEW TITS STILL ON VACATION OF THE DAY."

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jarrett Stepman, The War on History

Out October 1st, at Amazon, Jarrett Stepman, The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America's Past.



Megan Parry's Thursday Forecast

Still wonderful weather, although summer's winding down for me. I start back to teaching classes on Monday. Enjoy your beautiful day, friends.

Here's the fabulous Ms. Megan, for ABC News 10 San Diego:



YouTube: Publisher or Public Forum?

Google/YouTube wants it both ways, with dire consequences for freedom.

Eric George explains, for Prager University:



Kate Bock Mega Babe (VIDEO)

Via Sports Illustrated Swimsuit:



Greenland

This is really a non-troversy, but hilarious nevertheless.

At the New York Times:



And the trolling on Twitter. Jon Gabriel got picked up by POTUS and it's awesome.


Kate Mara

At Celeb Jihad, "KATE MARA NUDE COLOR-CORRECTED AND BRIGHTENED."

Spectacular Marisa Miller

She was always my favorite.

At Celeb Jihad, "MARISA MILLER NUDE PHOTOS ULTIMATE COLLECTION."

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Populism Rises Because the Left Has Become Unbearable

This is really great.

It's Piers Morgan, who I've liked but stopped paying attention to after he went on his gun-control jihad while still at CNN.

In any case, he's seen the light. I doubt that's changed his opinion on guns, but he's quite lucid on the problem facing all of us today, all of us in the Western industrial democracies where leftist PC-culture is destroying liberalism.

At RCP, "Piers Morgan: Populism Is Rising Because Liberals Have Become Unbearable":


The liberals get what they want, which is a humorless void where nothing happens, no one dares do anything or laugh about anything or behave in any way that doesn't suit their rigid way of leading a life. No thanks. So what's happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture. They're fed up with snowflakery, they're fed up with people being offended by everything and they're gravitating towards forceful personalities who go: "This is all nonsense!"

Which, by the way, it is in most cases. So why are we surprised? I'm not surprised. It doesn't mean to say I agree with all of it, but it means I can understand it, and I understand why the liberals, my side, if you like, are getting it so horribly wrong. They just wanna tell people, not just how to lead their lives, but if you don't lead it the way I tell you to it's a kind of version of fascism. If you don't lead the life the way I'm telling you to then I'm going to ruin your life. I'm gonna scream abuse at you. I'm gonna get you fired from your job. I'm gonna get you hounded by your family and friends. I'm gonna make you the most disgusting human being in the world.

Christina Hendricks

I think the Other McCain used to love Christina Hendricks for Rule 5 blogging, heh.

At Celeb Jihad, "CHRISTINA HENDRICKS’ NUDE TITS ARE OUT OF CONTROL."

Ashley James

At Drunken Stepfather, "ASHLEY JAMES MASSIVE TITS OF THE DAY."

Position Players Pitching

I love this development, actually. It adds so much fun and variety to the game, although it's not optimal baseball from the manager's perspective.

I posted last month, for example, "Orioles Beat Angels in 16 Innings: Outfielder Stevie Wilkerson, Pitching 55 MPH, Records the Save (VIDEO)."

At USA Today, and third baseman Wade Boggs, back in 1997, below:


Megan Parry's Wednesday Forecast

It's lovely summer weather, especially if you're near the beach.

Here's the beautiful Ms. Megan, for ABC News 10 San Diego:



President Trump Blasts Jewish Democrats for 'Great Disloyalty' (VIDEO)

This is so stupid. Anyone with a brain understands exactly what Trump meant: If you're Jewish and voting Democrat, you're endorsing the vile anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hate agenda of the current Democrat Party, exemplified by the "squad." For media elites to turn this into the "dual loyalty" canard is reprehensible, but then, that's the state of partisan politics today.

The story's at the New York Times, of course, "Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’."


Here's the video, and Caroline Glick's response below:


Also at Memeorandum.


What Happened to Bernie's Financial Backers?

Remember how in 2016 Bernie was touting his average $27.00 contribution as a key measure of the populist revolt against the Wall Street billionaires club?

Well, that was then.

Bernie's moment has passed. He's just one of a dozen or more socialists on the stage nowadays.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Bernie Sanders’ famed $27 donors are split in 2020’s sprawling Democratic field":

Small-dollar donors made Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid one of the most successful insurgent campaigns in Democratic Party history, allowing him to be competitive with establishment favorite Hillary Clinton.

But in the 2020 race, nearly 1.7 million, or more than 80%, of the donors who fueled his earlier run have stayed on the sidelines, according to a Times analysis of campaign finance disclosures through June 30.

The 2016 donors who are contributing this election cycle have given more than $32 million to the Democratic field. More than $16.2 million of that went to Sanders, making up about 45% of the money he has raised. But nearly as much went to his rivals, a sign of how split Democrats are as they try to figure out the best candidate to take on President Trump.

“Bernie’s washed up. I just think he’s too old,” Audrey Tieger, 68, said of the 77-year-old Sanders...
"Washed up."

Sounds like a boxer passed his prime: "I coulda been a contendah!"

Keep reading.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton

At Amazon, Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History.



Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told

At Amazon, Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.



Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello

At Amazon, Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.



The '1619 Project' at the New York Times

This is really a lot, I'll tell you.

I read the hard-copy "1619 Project" at the New York Times Magazine yesterday.


I was actually looking forward to it, and it's interesting and impressive.

It's also wrong.

The main problem is with the central goal and agenda of the entire enterprise, "to reframe American history by considering what it would mean to regard 1619 as our nation's birth year."

That is, to "rewrite" history with America's "original sin" as the singular variable that explains all consequent history of the United States, from the landing of the first black slaves sold in Virginia to the present day of political polarization, incessant racist recrimination, and the politics of Twitter call-out culture. Racism, slavery, white supremacy --- this is the "master" paradigm to understand where we are today, and of course, the master variable that implies only one way forward, the leftist Democrat way, the progressive big-government way, that demonizes and destroys the history of the tremendous courage and sacrifice of all Americans in making this nation --- and our exceptional national experiment --- the greatest in human history.

Like I said, there's a lot on this.

Start with Damon Linker, at the Week, "The New York Times surrenders to the left on race":


This [project] turns historical scholarship into propaganda for a left-wing political movement.

Saying so doesn't at all imply that journalists should refrain from drawing on the work of historians. But it does mean that when they do draw on that work, they should do so with caution and a fair amount of historiographical sophistication, realizing that no single narrative of the past is the indisputably right one, and that new interpretations that break sharply from a past consensus often go too far. That's especially true when the new claims advance a radical political agenda.

And the 1619 Project is all about advancing a radical political agenda. The message it aims to convey is clear: The United States is and always has been, from its very origin, a racist country infected by a white supremacist ideology that has birthed and nurtured institutions and systems — from Congress to capitalism — that systematically disadvantage black Americans. Political actors of the present have a simple choice: They can either embrace (invariably left-liberal or socialist) policies that will begin the process of dismantling these pervasive forms of structural injustice — or they can oppose doing so and ensure that the injustices continue, with toxic racism remaining where it has been for the past four centuries, at the very center of American life. Those are the choices.

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

That line is a paraphrase of Eldridge Cleaver, an early leader of the Black Panthers, the revolutionary black nationalist organization founded in 1966, and it's fitting to refer to him here, since the publication of the 1619 Project represents the definitive triumph of left-wing activism over journalistic skepticism, circumspection, and restraint at The New York Times — and not just at the NYTM, since the newspaper has promised to publish more contributions to the 1619 Project in the coming days and weeks. As if the content of last Sunday's paper wasn't evidence enough of this development, the leaked transcript of a recent town-hall meeting at the Times gives us an added glimpse of how reporters and editors now think and talk about race. Here is a representative comment addressed to executive editor Dean Baquet:
Staffer: I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it's less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we're thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country. And I think particularly as we are launching a 1619 Project, I feel like that's going to open us up to even more criticism from people who are like, "OK, well you're saying this, and you're producing this big project about this. But are you guys actually considering this in your daily reporting?" [Slate]
Racism is in everything. White supremacy is the foundation of all of the systems in the country. Those are fairly extreme, unmodulated statements. Did Baquet respond by pointing out that, while racism exists and needs to receive coverage in the paper, there are many other ways to talk about America and its history — by placing it in international context, by highlighting aspects of the American past that go beyond race, by raising issues of class and ethnicity and gender, by engaging with contrary intellectual, cultural, and economic currents, social trends, and ways of understanding?
Also very good is Rich Lowry, at the New York Post, "The left's vile smear of America's founding."


Plus, Dan McLaughlin has an incredible Twitter thread, which would be better for students to learn in school that NYT's slavery project --- and I don't exaggerate.

At Twitchy, "Class is in SESSION: Dan McLaughlin’s thread on American history makes New York Times look even more desperate."


Also, via Memeorandum, at Slate, "Who Got the Maddest About the New York Times’ Slavery Coverage?"

The Pulitzer Center has the pdf of Sunday's magazine, so no worry about the Times' paywall.

Kendra Sunderland Bikini Smokin' Reefer

She's a crazy chick.

On Twitter:


And flashback, "Kendra Sunderland, Former Oregon State University Student, Arrested After Making Porn Video in Campus Library."

Olympia Valance

She's an Australian actress and model, and a smokin' hottie.

At Drunken Stepfather, "POTENTIALLY OLYMPIA VALANCE NUDE OF THE DAY."

And at the Fappening, "Olympia Valance Nude Leaked."

Monday, August 12, 2019

Our Poisoned Information System

From Charlie Warzel, at the New York Times, "Epstein Suicide Conspiracies Show How Our Information System Is Poisoned." (Via Memeorandum.)

The system is poisoned all right, but it's not like the Old Gray Lady is completely innocent here. Dan Gainor points out the two-year long Russia conspiracy hoax as an example.

In any case, FWIW:



Mr. Epstein’s apparent suicide is, in many ways, the post-truth nightmare scenario. The sordid story contains almost all the hallmarks of stereotypical conspiratorial fodder: child sex-trafficking, powerful global political leaders, shadowy private jet flights, billionaires whose wealth cannot be explained. As a tale of corruption, it is so deeply intertwined with our current cultural and political rot that it feels, at times, almost too on-the-nose. The Epstein saga provides ammunition for everyone, leading one researcher to refer to Saturday’s news as the “Disinformation World Cup.”

At the heart of Saturday’s fiasco is Twitter, which has come to largely program the political conversation and much of the press. Twitter is magnetic during massive breaking stories; news junkies flock to it for up-to-the-second information. But early on, there’s often a vast discrepancy between the attention that is directed at the platform and the available information about the developing story. That gap is filled by speculation and, via its worst users, rumor-mongering and conspiracy theories.

On Saturday, Twitter’s trending algorithms hoovered up the worst of this detritus, curating, ranking and then placing it in the trending module on the right side of its website. Despite being a highly arbitrary and mostly “worthless metric,” trending topics on Twitter are often interpreted as a vague signal of the importance of a given subject.

There’s a decent chance that President Trump was using Twitter’s trending module when he retweeted a conspiratorial tweet tying the Clintons to Epstein’s death. At the time of Mr. Trump’s retweet, “Clintons” was the third trending topic in the United States. The specific tweet amplified by the president to his more than 60 million followers was prominently featured in the “Clintons” trending topic. And as Ashley Feinberg at Slate pointed out in June, the president appears to have a history of using trending to find and interact with tweets.

On Saturday afternoon, computational propaganda researcher RenΓ©e DiResta noted that the media’s close relationship with Twitter creates an incentive for propagandists and partisans to artificially inflate given hashtags. Almost as soon as #ClintonBodyCount began trending on Saturday, journalists took note and began lamenting the spread of this conspiracy theory — effectively turning it into a news story, and further amplifying the trend. “Any wayward tweet … can be elevated to an opinion worth paying attention to,” Ms. DiResta wrote. “If you make it trend, you make it true.”

That our public conversation has been uploaded onto tech platforms governed by opaque algorithms adds even more fodder for the conspiratorial minded. Anti-Trump Twitter pundits with hundreds of thousands of followers blamed “Russian bots” for the Clinton trending topic. On the far-right, pro-Trump sites like the Gateway Pundit (with a long track record of amplifying conspiracy theories) suggested that Twitter was suppressing and censoring the Clinton hashtags.

Where does this leave us? Nowhere good.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sarah Snyder

At Drunken Stepfather, "SARAH SNYDER SLUTTY BIKINI PORNO OF THE DAY."

Democrat 'Talking Points' on Jeffrey Epstein Suicide

The most telling line is point three, "Do not link to the current court documents regarding Epstein or use them in constructing your argument," because that would clearly implicate the degenerate Democrat Party and exonerate President Trump, and we can't have that.

Via Conservative Treehouse, "Far-Left Panic Over Epstein’s “Suicide” – Shareblue Dispatches Urgent Talking Points For On-Line Activists…"



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Orange County Stabbing Rampage (VIDEO)

Where are the left's calls for knife control?

At LAT, "Suspect in Orange County knife rampage charged with four counts of murder."




Jeffrey Epstein's Suicide is 'Unfathomable'

Following-up, "#ClintonBodyCount."

At Instapundit, "OH, I DUNNO, I THINK I CAN FATHOM IT."


#ClintonBodyCount

It should be #ClintonBodyCount trending, not #TrumpBodyCount, but this is the duplicitous left we're dealing with.

On Twitter:



The New Nativists: Rise of Far-Right Nationalism

You gotta read this at the link. It's long. Of course you know the New York Times does everything to demonize the "far right," while completely minimizing real and serious threats from unlimited migration to Europe's traditionally homogeneous societies, especially Sweden.

It's all a Russia-back plot to spread disinformation, you see.

At the Old Gray Lady, FWIW:



Brooke Baldwin Breaks Down

This is performative leftism.

If you cry enough maybe something will be done, right?

At CNN:



Jeffrey Epstein Dead

Well, let the conspiracy theories begin.

Epstein was actually not on suicide watch when he died. But folks on Twitter are already alleging he was murdered. #EpsteinMurder and #TrumpBodyCount are among the almost exclusively Jeffrey Epstein trending topics.

And at the New York Times, via Memeoranum, "Jeffrey Epstein Dead in Suicide at Manhattan Jail, Officials Say."

And those trending topics weren't favorable to Democrats earlier today. What happened?

Funny how it always goes against conservatives.





Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Megan Parry's Wednesday Forecast

The marine layer appears to be just now burning off. It's been in the high 80s in the O.C., not too bad actually.

Here's the lovely Ms. Megan, for ABC News 10 San Diego:



The Lie That Latinos Are 'Living in Fear' After El Paso Shooting

The New York Times had this up yesterday:


And at the Los Angeles Times from earlier as well:


Yet, see this morning's piece at LAT, "Migrants say El Paso shooting won’t deter them from seeking new lives in the U.S.":
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico —  The massacre at an El Paso Walmart store on Saturday hasn’t diminished Silvia Ivania’s desire to move to the United States — even if the killer of 22 people was apparently motivated by hatred of Latino immigrants.

“That’s something that can happen anywhere,” said Ivania, 37, a citizen of Honduras, speaking at the Good Samaritan migrant shelter in this border city across the Rio Grande from El Paso. “The violence in Honduras is a lot worse than in the United States.”

She and several other migrants interviewed Tuesday at the shelter — temporary home to about 100, mostly Central Americans, but including U.S.-bound Cubans, Africans and others — agreed that the mass killing would not dissuade them.

“If anything, I want to go to the United States even more than before,” said Danieska Del Toro, 34, from Havana. “They arrested the guy, right? Maybe he was crazy. In Cuba we have violence too, even if the regime says there is none.”


Along the nearby Rio Grande, which separates the U.S. and Mexico, scattered groups of migrants could be seen Tuesday scampering across the river — which, at the moment, has been reduced to a few scattered puddles amid a narrow ribbon of green, and easy to traverse on foot. Its shallow depths seem to mock signs warning people of the danger of drowning.

At midday, amid 100-degree-plus temperatures, about 20 people — some holding their children’s hands — surrendered to U.S. Border Patrol vans waiting on the other side. As is usually the case, the migrants didn’t attempt to evade U.S. immigration authorities, but sought them out.

Mexican National Guard troops posted on the south side said they urged border crossers not to proceed, but didn’t prevent their passage.

“That’s their decision; we just tell them of the risks,” said one Mexican National Guard officer, who declined to be named because she wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

Tucker Carlson: White Supremacy is a 'Hoax' (VIDEO)

Well, we do have some white supremacists. But these are not conservatives and Republicans. They're Nazis, and leftists will use the few examples of genuinely evil people to destroy the Trump administration an elect a Democrat-controlled national government in 2020. That's what this is really all about. It's politics. Neither of the suspects in this week's shooting were Strormfront KKK Nazis calling for mass genocide. El Paso's shooter was an environmental leftist who hated immigrants. And the Dayton shooter was a far-left Elizabeth Warren supporter. But the media's got its meme and they're going with it.

Here's Tucker from last night:



Via the leftist Daily Beast, "Tucker Carlson: White Supremacy Is a ‘Hoax’ and ‘Not a Real Problem in America’."

Joaquin Castro Doxxing Trump-Supporting Constituents (VIDEO)

It's bad. I mean think about it: This is a Member of Congress, posting information to his personal Twitter page, calling for the open harassment of American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. Everybody gives money. It's public information so as to prevent campaign finance violations. It's not public to shame and threaten people for participating in the political process. Weaponizing information like this only serves to suppress speech and demonize political opponents. You are literally putting a target on the back of your political opponents. This is where we are in this country. Who's really dividing this country?

See David Harsanyi, at the Federalist, "Joaquin Castro’s Doxxing of Voters is Un-American."



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

President Trump's Statement on the Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio (VIDEO)

He makes a perfectly sober and heartfelt statement, denouncing the killings and repudiating racist hatred and "white supremacy." Of course, it's never enough for the evil left.

At the White House page, "Remarks by President Trump on the Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio."



What's Really Behind the 'White Supremacy' Terrorism Scare

It's Julie Kelly, at American Greatness:

The anti-Trump forces, now stripped of their Russian collusion ammunition, have invented another imaginary threat they hope to weaponize against the president: The public menace posed by “white supremacist” terrorism.

Much like the collusion conspiracy theory—which relied on random incidents, fictional villains, unconvincing evidence, and the Bad Orange Man in the White House—there is little substance to this purported danger.

Unironically, the whole ruse is being pushed by the same people who foisted the Russian collusion hoax on the American people for three years in the hopes of prompting President Trump’s impeachment and removal. The political agenda behind this manufactured white supremacy crisis is equally sinister because its specific purpose is to influence and undermine the 2020 elections.

The “white supremacy” canard is intended to further demonize Trump; falsely defame his supporters as white supremacists; and pressure nervous voters into defeating Trump and Republican candidates next year. The strategy is as cynical as it is pernicious...


Heidi Klum

At Celeb Jihad, "HEIDI KLUM TOPLESS AGAIN ON A NUDE BEACH."

Courtney Stodden

She looks good.

At Drunken Stepfather, "COURTNEY STODDEN STILL ALIVE OF THE DAY."

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Kate Upton's Quick Peek

At Hollywood Tuna, "Kate Upton’s Cleavage Peek."

Also, "Kate Upton Topless."

8chan Founder Says 'Shut It Down'

I don't care about 8chan. I've never visited any of the troll message boards, although I don't think they should be regulated by government. Preventive action is key. If it's not 8chan it'll be something else. There's unlimited outlets for shitposting trolls to gather, spew, and foment nihilist racist propaganda.

Following-up, "El Paso Shooting Suspect Posted Online 'Manifesto' Decrying 'Ethnic Replacement' in the U.S. (VIDEO)," and "'Shitposting Nihilist Trolls' and the Lolz of the El Paso Shooting Massacre."

At the New York Times, "8chan Is a Megaphone for Gunmen. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator":

Fredrick Brennan was getting ready for church at his home in the Philippines when the news of a mass shooting in El Paso arrived. His response was immediate and instinctive.

“Whenever I hear about a mass shooting, I say, ‘All right, we have to research if there’s an 8chan connection,’” he said.

Mr. Brennan started the online message board 8chan in 2013, as a spinoff of 4chan, the better-known message board. In its early years, the site was known as an unmoderated free-for-all site populated by anonymous posters, where shocking and offensive humor reigned.

Now, 8chan is known as something else: a megaphone for mass shooters, and a recruiting platform for violent white nationalists. And Mr. Brennan, who stopped working with the site’s current owner last year, is calling for it to be taken offline before it leads to further violence.

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“Shut the site down,” Mr. Brennan said in an interview on Sunday. “It’s not doing the world any good. It’s a complete negative to everybody except the users that are there. And you know what? It’s a negative to them, too. They just don’t realize it.”

So far this year, three mass shootings — El Paso, the mosque killings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif. — have been announced in advance on 8chan, often accompanied by racist writings that seem engineered to go viral on the internet.

Moments before the El Paso shooting on Saturday, a four-page message whose author identified himself as the suspected shooter appeared on 8chan’s politics board, known as /pol/. The person who posted the message encouraged his 8chan “brothers” to spread its contents far and wide.

Given its repeated involvement in mass shootings, 8chan has become a focal point for those seeking to disrupt the pathways of online extremism.

“8chan is almost like a bulletin board where the worst offenders go to share their terrible ideas,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League. “It’s become a sounding board where people share ideas, and where these kinds of ideologies are amplified and expanded on, and ultimately, people are radicalized as a result.”

8chan has been run out of the Philippines by Jim Watkins, a United States Army veteran, since 2015, when Mr. Brennan gave up control of the site.

The site remains nearly completely unmoderated, and its commitment to keeping up even the most violent speech has made it a venue for extremists to test out ideas, share violent literature and cheer on the perpetrators of mass killings. Users on 8chan frequently lionize mass shooters using jokey internet vernacular, referring to their body counts as “high scores” and creating memes praising the killers.

Mr. Brennan, who has a condition known as brittle-bone disease and uses a wheelchair, has tried to distance himself from 8chan and its current owners. In a March interview with The Wall Street Journal, he expressed his regrets over his role in the site’s creation, and warned that the violent culture that had taken root on 8chan’s boards could lead to more mass shootings.

After the El Paso shooting, he seemed resigned to the fact that it had.

“Another 8chan shooting?” he tweeted on Saturday. “Am I ever going to be able to move on with my life?”

Mr. Watkins, who runs 8chan along with his son, Ronald, has remained defiant in the face of criticism, and has resisted calls to moderate or shut down the site. On Sunday, a banner at the top of 8chan’s home page read, “Welcome to 8chan, the Darkest Reaches of the Internet.”

“I’ve tried to understand so many times why he keeps it going, and I just don’t get it,” Mr. Brennan said. “After Christchurch, after the Tree of Life shooting, and now after this shooting, they think this is all really funny.”

Mr. Watkins did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

In the early days of 8chan, Mr. Brennan defended the right of 8chan users to post anonymously, without censorship. And he dismissed incidents of harassment or violence by users of the site as the price of being an open forum...

Jennifer Delacruz's Sunday Forecast

And now for something different, and much more pleasant. It's been very hot weather. I went to Pechanga last night and didn't even know the shooter was an alleged "white nationalist" until I got home at 1:00am. If you stay off social media your life is enriched. Sure, we need to keep up with the news. What we don't need is the constant attacks on people with whom ones disagrees. The NRA is not responsible for the actions of mentally ill shitposting trolls.

In any case, get out and enjoy your day. If you're in SoCal, stay cool indoors or go out to the pool with a cold drink. It's going to be a beautiful day.

And here's the beautiful Ms. Jennifer, for ABC News 10 San Diego:



Neera Tanden Trounced for Dancing on Graves, Campaigning for #Dems, After Mass Shootings

This is really, really bad.

At Twitchy:


'Shitposting Nihilist Trolls' and the Lolz of the El Paso Shooting Masscre

Actually, I suspect one can be a little more scientific when trying to identify root causes, but he's not entirely wrong. It's Brian Cates with a tweetstorm from earlier, via Ed Driscoll, at Instapundit, at Twitchy:



Trump Must Condemn 'White Nationalist Terrorism'

Sure, he can denounce it, but that never satisfies the left. Democrats would do well to bone up on the policy and legislative efforts the Obama administration launched after the Newtown massacre What new guns laws were effected? Bupkes.