The Other Florida Primary News

 

While Rubio sailed to victory, a particularly loathsome public character has just been given the boot (H/T: NRO’s Ian Tuttle):

Melissa Nelson, an unknown corporate lawyer and former prosecutor three months ago, cleared her path to become one of the most powerful and influential figures in Northeast Florida on Tuesday night when she easily defeated incumbent 4th Judicial State Attorney Angela Corey. The election caps a dizzying rise for Nelson and an equally shocking fall for Corey, one of the most polarizing political figures in Jacksonville history who generated national attention and enormous criticism for her prosecutions of George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander, 12-year-old Cristian Fernandez and many others. Corey will depart office in the first week of January as the first incumbent state attorney in modern history to lose a contested election. Nelson must still defeat write-in candidate Kenny Leigh in the general election before she officially becomes the state-attorney elect, but no write-in candidate has ever been elected to a state attorney position in Florida and Leigh has not raised any money or made any campaign appearances.

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That its immune system walls off conservatives on Facebook A conservative whistleblower at Facebook yesterday claimed in a report that the influential “trending news” tab was deliberately biased toward liberal news – something the social network denies. Preview Open

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How the Church of Hillarology Finally Resolved Me to Vote for Trump

 

03313rThis weekend, I spent time with a hyper-lefty friend – a wonderful person if not for that fact that she is hopelessly, brainlessly Democratic – and I asked her: “Are you not at all bothered by the fact that Hillary Clinton used the State Department to enrich herself? Are you not at all bothered by the fact that Hillary Clinton blatantly lied over and over and over again to the American public? Are you not at all bothered by the fact that Hillary Clinton has proven herself to be completely corrupt and morally bankrupt? Are you not at all bothered how she …?”

You can probably imagine how well it went. Even before the questions were finished, I received a rat-a-tat-tat of denials: — “No. No. No. No. No.” — that there is anything bothersome about America’s non-fiction answer to Cersei Lannister. In fact, her naked, bald-faced, shameless venality and lust for power is, according to my friend, something to celebrate:

Friend: She has done the same thing all those other men have done to get where they got, and good for her!

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Day One of September Group Writing posts. I’m Publius Horatius Cocles and today’s topic is bridge defense. It may not be a problem where you live, but a long time ago in Rome the city was all on one side of the Tiber River. This was part of our defense. When Clusium, a neighboring city, […]

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Something to Chew on, or The Stupidest Thing You’ll Read All Week

 

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The Age is Melbourne’s version of the New York Times: An old, well-respected newspaper in financial trouble that’s leftist to the gills. What it lacks in news and analysis, it occasionally makes up for with an insight into the thinking of Australia’s inner city progressive elite. And sometimes … sometimes it’s wonderful just for the entertainment value. A case in point is this lifestyle essay, titled “I Don’t Eat Meat Because I’m a Feminist” by Madison Griffiths. It’s a veritable tour de force of almost every sacred cow and sacrosanct idea of the modern progressive. It’s thought provoking, it’s ground breaking … and it’s bloody hilarious.

Idea 1. Animals are just like people and have the same rights. Also, men are evil.