Feeling Sorry for Small, Classless People on a Great Day

 

Sixteen years ago, President Bush made a surprise visit to our troops in Iraq. It was touching. The troops were clearly delighted. Bush was friendly, playful and very human. In other words, it was a complete disaster from the standpoint of MSM anti-Bush partisans. In one of the most pathetic journalistic petty falsehoods ever printed, the Washington Post’s Mike Allen reported that Bush had tried to serve a fake turkey to the troops. The actual video of his visit was available worldwide so this characterization was especially stupid.

In fact, as Mr. Bush moved about and worked the room, he playfully picked up a plastic turkey centerpiece (there was one on each table) made a gesture offering it and, because they did not work for the Washington Post, the soldiers around him got the joke, laughed and watched POTUS put the decoration down and continue to shake the hand of everyone he encountered. [See correction in comments.]

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There were too many posts yesterday on which to add Happy Turkey-Day comments, so I figured I’d wait a day. No “Black Friday” best wishes, though. I plan on staying away from any store today. Nope. I’m going to play some Fallout 4 on the ‘puter, then watch a little football. I’ll even empty the […]

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Interesting news item. Couple this with the news our birth rate is below sustainable levels, you’re going to see more and more calls to make up the difference with immigrants, rather than encouraging citizens to have more kids: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/bloomberg-u-s-needs-more-immigrants Preview Open

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Many on the Left are disdainful of those of us who own guns: we’re a bunch of rednecks who drink too much and wildly wave our guns around. The reality could not be further from the truth, but the radical Left is determined to protect us from ourselves, right? I think not. Preview Open

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If there was a period of moderate price inflation, then it was a period during which the desired money supply was moderately lower than the actual money supply. Likewise, if there was a period of slight price deflation, then it was a period during which the desired money supply was slightly higher than the actual […]

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The Buffalo Bills made a rare Thanksgiving appearance today, playing the Cowboys in Dallas. Before the game CBS aired a segment with former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, I guess to show all the things he’s thankful for despite some setbacks in life. So in the course of this we got to see: Preview Open

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For all its ups and downs — and there have been a few — my life is such that there’s little for which I’m not thankful. I’ve received more than I deserve, more than most people ever could, and more than enough. But here are a few of the things I catch myself thinking of on […]

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It’s Always the End of the World

 

Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse by IrenHorrors

Is anyone else here tired of the constant millennialism of everything? I’m supposed to be dead from GMOs and global warming and Trump’s tweets or this or this or that problem.

There is a delightfully witty and elegantly short piece in City Journal mocking how human beings always think that they live in the worst of all possible times. It starts with mentioning how a writer in, The New York Review of Books described 2019 as ‘dystopian.’ That’s about the best set-up for an enjoyable polemic that you could hope for and David Crane doesn’t disappoint.

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I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter and my son-in-law’s home today. I have a lot to be thankful for. A wonderful marriage of 44 years. Everyday of our marriage has been a holiday, every meal a feast, regardless of what my wife might tell you.  Two grandsons that are a source of […]

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A poignant moment in our Thanksgiving preparations is when we prepare the turkey stuffing. We use matzah and prepare it just the way my mother did. In fact, Mom and I enjoyed preparing the stuffing together; I think it brought us closer as we stirred the vegetables, breathed in the luscious scents and softened the […]

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The media has been giving the story of Ilhan Omar being a Qatari-Iranian agent a good leaving alone. However, the latest development implicates Jared Kushner:https://m.jpost.com/American-Politics/Full-text-of-deposition-naming-Omar-also-names-Sarsour-and-Kushner-as-Qatari-assets-609143 Preview Open

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“It being the indispensable duty of all nations, not only to offer up their supplications to Almighty God, the giver of all good, for His gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner, to give Him praise for His goodness in general, and especially for great and signal […]

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This is going to be the shortest Group Writing submission I ever posted. I was going to lay out all the ways the media lies, or starts its investigations with incredibly biased assumptions, or has decided that in the age of Trump,  objectivity needs be damned. Preview Open

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News from the Formerly-Livable City of Seattle

 

Once again, the powers that be in Seattle have demonstrated their ability, through their elected governments, to make Seattle a place that people want to leave (well, at least people who are not Social Justice Warriors or socialists).  Today, the Seattle City Council has passed a new ordinance, adding a fee on Uber and Lyft, to “help with Housing and Transit”.  Just like the many new taxes (sales tax, property tax, car-tab tax) we drivers pay to build the Sound Transit Light Rail boondoggle, riders hailing rides from Uber and Lyft will now be paying for modes of transportation that they may not choose!  Uber and Lyft passengers will now be paying an extra $0.51 per ride.  They are calling it “Fare Share!”  Just one more burden on Seattleites.

Next, King County Executive Dow Constantine is doubling down on the Sanctuary County policy, which prevents county officials from coordinating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement when Illegal Aliens who commit crimes are jailed or released in the County.  There have been at least three instances lately where Illegal Aliens formerly in county custody have committed crimes, including murder.  As always, the City and County demonstrate that they support those who are in the country illegally, including murderers, more than they support the Taxpayers who pay their salaries and might just prefer safe streets to harboring criminals.