Thursday, March 11, 2021

To Borrow...Steal...A Phrase, Thoughts On The Passing Scene

The great Thomas Sowell used to run the occasional article entitled "Thoughts on the Passing Scene." I suspect that these resulted when there was just too much insanity to concentrate on any one issue. Today seems like a typical "Thoughts on the Passing Scene" type of day, so here goes.

Ann Coulter has a piece today at that speaks to what you can expect everywhere if we do not stop the current descent into wokeness. She writes that in the "blue" states, people are experiencing Rule By Leftwing Lunatics. On the Proud Boys, she writes that:

In a nation of laws, a crime is a crime, and it shouldn’t matter whether it’s committed by Mother Teresa or Charles Manson, but, as long as they brought it up, OF COURSE THE PROUD BOYS AREN’T “WHITE SUPREMACISTS”!
The organization is a tongue-in-cheek men’s group, promoting masculinity and Western civilization in humorous ways. Most of what they tell members is healthy: Get out of your apartment, work out, get a girlfriend and don’t masturbate. Further aside that it annoys me to have to make: There are African Americans, American Indians, immigrants and loads of Mexicans in the Proud Boys. Pretty crappy membership drive for a “hate group.”
Of course you will want to read the whole article.  Coulter is at here best here, and I have always liked her style.

I often disagree with Piers Morgan, naturally. He was at one time a host on CNN after all, and I don't think I have agreed with CNN in twenty years. Indeed, David Codrea at the War on Guns has a regular feature titled Trouble in Piers Morgan Paradise in which he recounts the failures of gun control in the formerly Great Britain. But, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Thus, I applauded Morgan's unvarnished belief that Megan Markle's performance on Oprah was at the very least, undignified: One of the most famous and popular TV personalities in Britain walked off the set of his TV show and resigned after getting flak over his charges that Meghan[i] was just drama queening to Oprah when she claimed to have considered suicide. So great is Piers Morgan’s media clout that the show business bible Variety wrote, “Morgan’s shock departure from “Good Morning Britain” is sure to be a blow for ITV,” rather than a risky gambit for the broadcaster. And then, Morgan doubled down the next day saying that free speech is a hill I am happy to die on. Hear Hear!

Speaking of liberals that none the less I agree with on at least one issue, Tulsi Gabbard has been making the rounds of conservative media telling people that the Democrats are setting up a police state. David Codrea has the story at the Firearm News. But while Tulsi Gabbard is correct on this issue, she is still a citizen disarmament proponent. I suspect she is trying broaden her appeal ahead of another presidential run. Thus, while she seems to be saying a lot of the right things, we can not let her anywhere near the levers of power.

Finally, Sean Davis at The Federalist takes down Taylor Lorenze for being a powerful journalist at the New York Times, who stalks children and shames them. But when Tucker Carlson called out Ms. Lorenze, she feigned being the victim.

“She would say she writes about internet culture and tech, when in reality she’s actually the journalism equivalent of the creeper cruising by the schoolyard asking the kids if they want any free attention in The New York Times. She stalks teenagers on the internet,” Davis said. “And this isn’t my opinion. She says as much, and she even talks about how if she were a dude doing what you were doing, people would think it’s kind of creepy.”
If you haven't watched Tucker Carlson, watch the segment at the end of the article. It is delicious.

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