Thursday, October 27, 2016

Teaching Again Today

I'm teaching all day again today, my regular Thursday schedule.

I did manage to get some things posted on the blog overnight, and I'll have more tonight and over the weekend.

Meanwhile, keep shopping through my Amazon links. Every little bit helps. And remember, when you shop through my links, you're helping me finance my book addiction through no additional cost to yourself. I'm always thankful.

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BONUS: Edward Klein, Guilty as Sin: Uncovering New Evidence of Corruption and How Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Derailed the FBI Investigation.

What Is to be Done About the Republican Party?

See the commentaries from Russell Baker, G.W. Bowersock, and David Bromwich, at the New York Review of Books, "On the Election—I."

Queer Feminism at Marquette University

From Robert Stacy McCain, at the Other McCain.

The Right's Fever Swamps Aren't Going Away

I got a kick out of this, despite its far-left progressive bent.

Neighbors Come Together Over Stolen Campaign Sign

Good news:

Keeley Hazell

Found on Twitter:

Election 2016: The American Way or the European Way?

Excellent video, as always.

From Pat Condell:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kendall Jenner Loves Showing Off


What We're Not Talking About This Election

From Glenn Reynolds, at USA Today, "Talking about Trump's sex life lets us avoid reality":
My last column noted that although America is fighting something like five wars, nobody seems to be talking about it. It would be nice if that were the only important subject that’s not getting enough attention but it isn’t. Here are a few other topics that would be getting major daily attention, if our press and our candidates were better...
Keep reading.

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I'm heading out to the college.

(I have two classes on M-W; four on T-H, which means T-TH I'm gone literally from 6:00am to 5:00pm.)

In any case, until later.

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BONUS: Alison Gopnik, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children.

'Go Your Own Way'

On the Sound L.A., a little while ago, while dropping my kid off at school.

Fleetwood Mac:

Bad Company
Bad Company
8:33 AM

Let It Be
The Beatles
8:27 AM

Rock the Casbah
The Clash
8:24 AM

8:19 AM

Lonely Is the Night
Billy Squier
8:03 AM

No More Mr. Nice Guy
Alice Cooper
8:00 AM

Don't Stop Believin'
7:56 AM

Misty Mountain Hop
Led Zeppelin
7:51 AM

Under My Thumb
The Rolling Stones
7:38 AM

Somebody's Baby
Jackson Browne
7:34 AM

Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac
7:30 AM

Rag Doll
7:26 AM

Little Baby Cries When Daddy Kisses Mommy (VIDEO)

So cute.

Watch, "Adorable little baby cries each time her parents kiss each other."

Thousands of California National Guard Troops Forced to Repay Enlistment Bonuses (VIDEO)

Obama's pledged to investigate the matter, but hasn't promised to forgive the repayments.

Talk about FUBAR.

At LAT, "Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war," and "Defense secretary orders Pentagon to stop collecting California National Guard bonus repayments."

The Clich├ęs of Third-Wave Feminism

From Robert Stacy McCain, at the Other McCain.

The Godzilla Theory of Social Justice Warriors

From Kathy Shaidle, at Five Feet of Fury, "My NEW Taki’s column: The Godzilla Theory of Social Justice Warriors."

'Black Jeopardy'

Here's the video, from last weekend's SNL, "Black Jeopardy."

You gotta love it, heh.

Plus, here's Gavin McInnes, at Rebel Media, "SNL's Trump sketch shows that America finally gets it."

Democrat Corruption is Much Worse Than Trump

You can say that again.

From Andrew Klavan, at Pajamas.

Caitlin Stasey on Instagram

She's some Australian actress, with an Instagram account, of course.

At WWTDD, "Caitlin Stasey Gets Topless Again and Shit Around the Web."

Also at the Mirror U.K., "Former 'Neighbours' star Caitlin Stasey now has a VERY racy career."

Newt Gingrich Blows Up at Megyn Kelly: 'You Are Fascinated with Sex!' (VIDEO)

I think Megyn handled herself well, actually.

I know conservatives say she's all anti-Trump, but if we had more people in the media like her we'd have a lot better news coverage.

Anyway, the heat makes for good television.

From the "Kelly File" last night:

Also, at WaPo, via Memeorandum, "‘You are fascinated with sex’: That Megyn Kelly-Newt Gingrich showdown was one for the ages."

Hillary Clinton Has Turned Americans on Each Other

Well, Hillary's just starting the pattern mastered by Obama, the Us vs. Them style of demonization politics.

From Scott Adams, "The Bully Party":
I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.

If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.

If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.

if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.

On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.

We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.

We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.

Yesterday, by no coincidence, Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos all published similar-sounding hit pieces on me, presumably to lower my influence. (That reason, plus jealousy, are the only reasons writers write about other writers.)

Joe Biden said he wanted to take Trump behind the bleachers and beat him up. No one on Clinton’s side disavowed that call to violence because, I assume, they consider it justified hyperbole.

Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?

Some Trump supporters online have suggested that people who intend to vote for Trump should wear their Trump hats on election day. That is a dangerous idea, and I strongly discourage it. There would be riots in the streets because we already know the bullies would attack. But on election day, inviting those attacks is an extra-dangerous idea. Violence is bad on any day, but on election day, Republicans are far more likely to unholster in an effort to protect their voting rights. Things will get wet fast.

Yes, yes, I realize Trump supporters say bad things about Clinton supporters too. I don’t defend the bad apples on either side. I’ll just point out that Trump’s message is about uniting all Americans under one flag. The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence. She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.

I’ll say that again.

As far as I can tell, the worst thing a presidential candidate can do is turn Americans against each other. Clinton is doing that, intentionally.

Still more.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

French Riot Police Battle Hundreds of Migrants as Calais 'Jungle' is Demolished (VIDEO)

Burn it freakin' down.

And send those "migrants" back where they freakin' came from.

At Telegraph U.K., "Calais 'Jungle' demolition: Mayor warns crisis 'far from over' as more migrants arrive despite camp."

Democrat Operative Robert Creamer Ran a Political Terror Campaign

From Austin Bay, at Instapundit, "WHERE’S THE MEDIA OUTRAGE?: Democrat operative Robert Creamer ran a political terror operation — with the goal of influencing the 2016 election."

The scum had inside access at the Obama White House:

Victoria's Secret Angels Working Out (VIDEO)

Following-up, "Stella Maxwell Flaunts Her impeccable Posterior in Thong Bodysuit."

Boy, these ladies are working it!

For Victoria's Secret:

Stella Maxwell Flaunts Her impeccable Posterior in Thong Bodysuit

At London's Daily Mail, "What's her (Victoria's) Secret? Stella Maxwell flaunts her impeccably pert posterior in a thong bodysuit as she gears up for the annual lingerie show."

Teaching Today

Apologies for light posting.

I'll be teaching all day today, and will be back for more blogging tonight or in the morning.

Meanwhile, thanks to all of those who've been shopping through my Amazon links.

I'm going to pick up my own copy of Hillbilly Elegy when my associate fees get posted. I'm looking forward to reading it.

After reading the first couple of chapter's of Cornel West's Black Prophetic Fire, I was moved to pick up my old paperback copy of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which has been sitting on my shelf for years now, unread, surprisingly. It's been a fascinating book to read.

Also, I'm about 100 pages into Robert S. Gordon's, The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War. It's an amazingly snappy read for such a massive and intellectually weighty tome.

In any case, thanks again.

More blogging later.