Real news for a change

And from the NYTimes, too. It’s Fast & Furious again, but without guns.

The investigation and the looming racketeering trial will bring renewed scrutiny to the A.T.F., which has been buffeted in recent years by the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious and its mismanagement of undercover investigations. Representative Jason Chaffetz, whose House oversight committee investigated Fast and Furious, asked the A.T.F. on Wednesday for reams of documents related to the secret tobacco account.”

President Trump, please abolish the ATF. They’re helping no one but themselves and their political cronies.

Via Instapundit

Arlington Pre-school teacher fired

Nancy Salem, a hijab-wearing Muslim teacher of South Arlington 2-year-olds was first suspended and then fired after a Texas-based group Canary Mission outed her for using social media to spread Jew hatred.

“On her now-deleted Twitter account, Salem made numerous derogatory comments about the Jewish people, including replying to a question “How many Jews died in the Holocaust?” with “Not enough…HAHAHAHA.”

Gotcha bitch! Hahahaha

Via Instapundit

A campaign to end use of black targets

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Surely you can guess why. Also to end use of human-figure targets, because they “promote” killing humans. Or something. Which would seriously spoil my defensive practice. I prefer a no-recoil Ruger .22 semi-auto so I always aim for the head, like any good assassin would. I’d have to empty the whole clip to have much effect on center mass. But no worries. Gun ranges will never bend the knee to these clowns. Individual shooters might. But shooters as a group? Never.

Trump was inevitable when the elite went absurd

Wretchardthe cat on why the elites are losing control of the country:

They “lost their mojo by becoming absurd. It happened on the road between cultural appropriation and transgender bathrooms.”

Meanwhile the NFL and NBA, neither of which will put up with gay players, despite what they pretend, is threatening to commit financial suicide over states like Texas and North Carolina refusing to legalize transgender bathrooms.

Via Twitter.

Politicizing the SAT

This is not really a surprise to me and I’m sure it won’t be to Mr. Boy either when he takes the SAT on March 11. He’s used to being inundated with PC and Progressive nonsense at school.

They started teaching him about American slavery in first grade. And not to be outdone by history, they piled on with fears of Global Warming. The latter had him really frightened until I assured him it was pure political bullshit.

In my grade school days (the 1950s) slavery was a taboo topic and PC was to ignore ubiquitous legal segregation in business and government. It would have been smarter then, and would be now as well, to let, as the song says, freedom ring

Pancho Villa’s Trigger Finger

El Paso is a long way from Austin, and never one of my favorite destinations. “El Paso,” I used to say, “thy name is ugliness.” But Pancho Villa’s trigger finger?

“Luis immediately spots the finger in the window—gnarled and gray in a hammered bronze box next to shelves crammed with jewelry, its longish fingernail still intact. A typed message in a wood frame next to it explains that this is indeed the forefinger of a ‘notorious bandit’ and ‘ruthless killer’ who was also considered a local hero. That’s a lot of human paradox wrapped up into one little crooked finger in an El Paso pawnshop.”

Via Texas Highways Magazine

The Game of Drones

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Miss Piggy, however, hardly deserves their company