The liberal Dimocrats of the UT Journalism department still puff their famous (now infamous) graduate Dan “Mr. Suspenders” Rather, bringing him on at awards and fund-raising events. He outlasted Walter Cronkite in the CBS anchor job, after all, even if he was lacking the integrity of Edward R. Murrow.
“CBS News earned what now looks like a permanent stain on its reputation, after Dan Rather was forced out for pushing ‘fake but accurate’ smears against President George W. Bush in 2004. When a news division screws up as badly as they did, and then had their star anchor forced out by a bunch of ‘bloggers in their pajamas,’ you’d think they’d try to fix the situation by doubling down on integrity.”
Nope. They lost that long ago with Mr. Suspenders. Old fake-but-accurate his ownself. Instead, they’ve doubled down on vicious bias with the lastest of his successors, the floundering Norah O’Donnell. Fourth in a field of three.
Sennacherib, that is, a rare reader and commenter, looking remarkably chipper for being several thousand years old. He had visited the old Rancho earlier and he wanted to see the new mini-rancho. Liked it, or seemed to, mini as it is.
As usual he told us a lot of tales of when Austin was young, not so long ago actually, about seventy years. Turned out his Austin father owned a masonry company and Barbara Ellen’s father was a mason. But they soon figured out that bit of synchronicity went nowhere as BE’s dad worked for other companies but not that one.
Alas, his highness was unable to answer the high dollar question: Who is/was the Neely of Neely’s Canyon? As in Neely’s Canyon Condominiums. Google has nothing. It’s still a mystery. Surely it was not some developer’s name as the condos were built thirty-nine years ago by Larry Peel. Might have been any landowning Neely of the late 1800s, his excellancy surmised, a time when just about every piece of terrain in this part of Texas acquired a name.
In California the electricity blackouts are planned in advance of fire season and mainly affect rural areas. In Australia they’re caused by over-reliance on wind and solar. With urban businesses forced to buy spendy diesel generators as backups in Oz.
Thank goodness we’re back to producing oil and gas under Trump after Bronco Bama’s flirtation with subsidizing wind and solar.
Via Meteorological Musings
UPDATE: Only a state that’s neglected its electric grid needs to worry about it starting forest fires. But that’s what pols do, neglect the maintenance on what their predecessors created while seeking trendy alternatives, whether they work or not. That’s why Amtrak sleeping cars are shabby and even DC Metro is falling apart.
“A key lesson of the Trump era is that every single allegedly neutral, nonpartisan, super-professional institution has turned out to be, in fact, a bunch of partisan hacks shilling for the permanent political party. Voters can be forgiven for adopting a ‘burn it all down’ attitude in response.”
Yes, and we should start with indictments at Fart, Barf & Itch.
The Trump wall. A new web site following the construction says there are 89 miles of bollard-type steel wall completed, with 226 plus miles to go. I guess the rest of the two plus thousand miles are in inaccessible terrain. Soon we won’t have to guess. We’ll know.
No thanks to the fake news media, i.e. the Mediacrats, who won’t cover it. They’d have us think it isn’t being built. Now we’ll see it anyway.
Via The Gateway Pundit
“#Israel bans two BDSholes and suddenly everyone on the left cares about free speech. We didn’t hear a murmur out of any of these hypocrites when two Americans, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, were banned from the UK. They’re still banned. Where are the protests about that?”
“I’ve been publicly debunking the ‘fine people’ hoax since 2017. The press created the hoax by consistently and intentionally omitting the second half of President Trump’s comments about Charlottesville.”
Figures. You cannot trust the news media these days, especially Mediacrats.
Via Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams
UPDATE: Pat Condell on Gab: “We are witnessing the suicide of journalism.”