Category Archives: Political corruption

Liberal censorship grows

“There’s no easy way out of this mess—perhaps no way out at all. All of the solutions that have thus far been proposed—breaking up the tech monopolies, removing federal Section 230 protections from social media platforms, and creating alternatives to them—are fraught with possible unintended consequences that could make things even worse.

“Whistleblowers like Cochran offer some hope. Perhaps there are more who will come forward to expose what’s going on in the board rooms and on Slack channels at the Big Tech giants. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll realize that marginalizing half of America is bad for business and change their ways. Don’t hold your breath.”

Via PJMedia (banned by Pinterest)

Huckleberry Finn

Saw an ad the other day for Hillsdale College seeking $100 plus donations by offering DVDs of its course on Mark Twain (another of which I took more than fifty years ago at Maryland) with the pitch that his Huckleberry Finn is banned by many American high schools. And more than a few colleges and universities, I imagine.

Because it has the word nigger in it. And a slave character who seems to be taking his slavery in stride. Though Huck is overtly opposed to slavery and racism.

Eleven years later and it’s still banned, eleven years after, that is, I read old Huckleberry to Mr. Boy (then eight years old) who enjoyed it immensely. Primarily, I suspect, because of Huckleberry’s disdain for school and the pc of his own day. The 20th century’s Holden Caulfield is a poor substitute.

Fortunately Huck is not out of print yet (if it’s not censored—sometimes called condensed—as many editions are) and you could enjoy it for yourself.

Twitter threat to kill Austin boy

As quick as Twitter is to remove conservative satire and threats, anti-Trump tweets stay, including this call to kill Benton Stevens, a 7-year-old Austin boy, for raising $25,000 to build the border wall.

KVUE didn’t notice the threat in this feature on Benton, including a photo of him in his MAGA cap. Must hope no crazed liberals figure out where he lives, and that his parents sue Twitter for the big bucks.

Via Breitbart

AG Barr on spying

WILLIAM BARR: Well, I just think it has to be carefully look[ed] at because the use of foreign intelligence capabilities and counterintelligence capabilities against an American political campaign to me is unprecedented and it’s a serious red line that’s been crossed.

JAN CRAWFORD: Did that happen?

WILLIAM BARR: There were counterintelligence activities undertaken against the Trump Campaign. And I’m not saying there was not a basis for it, that it was [il]legitimate, but I want to see what that basis was and make sure it was legitimate.

Via cBS News transcript ,misspellings and all.

Dirty cop underscores his smear

Mueller just had to reiterate the vagueness that suggests otherwise: “If we had the confidence the president did not commit a crime we would have said so.”

It was. as Pocahontas put it: “…an impeachment referral, and it’s up to Congress to act. They should.”

The smear artist just didn’t have the guts to make it explicit, that’s all.

Rudy Giuliani: “What they’ve done here is a perversion.” Mueller had no case on either collusion or obstruction. “That’s all that matters from the point of view of a prosecutor. The real question is to whether it’s ethical at all for him to be discussing it or writing about it.”

Smear artists don’t care, do they Bob?

Via Breitbart

UPDATE: McCarthy emphasized the significance of Mueller having noted that it is Congress’ responsibility, not federal prosecutors, to discipline a sitting president.

MORE: The Federalist: His entire operation was a political hit job that trampled the rule of law. “He gave the game, and his nakedly political intentions, away repeatedly…”

Bad deals

While Dims prattle on about the Green “New Deal,” they’re conveniently forgetting a UCLA study that found the old New Deal prolonged the Great Depression by almost a decade.

“The downturn of 1937-38 was preceded by large [federally-mandated] wage hikes that pushed wages well above their NIRA levels, following the Supreme Court’s 1937 decision that upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. These wage hikes led to further job loss, particularly in manufacturing…Our research indicates that New Deal labor and industrial policies prolonged the Depression by seven years.”

An enacted Green New Deal is likely to start one. Not that the Dims or their stenographers in the media care, so long as the graft is good.

Via WSJ

Pat Condell’s lesson on politics

Aimed at British voters but with lessons for us all in the face of career politicians…

Via Goldstein Web