Meant to talk about important things today. Wound up dealing with a spoiled millennial instead. Need to make up for lost time.
Here’s the lede of an only fairly minor Breitbart article:
Albert Einstein once quipped: “If the facts don’t fit your theory, change the facts.” Chris Rodda’s Huffington Post article from March 7, 2014, “Liberty Institute’s Kelly Shackelford Spreads ‘Fear and Misinformation’ at Air Force Academy Leadership Symposium,” devoted 4,000 words to changing the facts.
In her article, Rodda got one thing right: Liberty Institute’s President and CEO Kelly Shackelford did in fact speak at the Air Force Academy’s recent National Character and Leadership Symposium. This prestigious event includes scholars, military leaders, corporate executives, and other national leaders. Shackelford fit right into this group; he is an award-winning First Amendment attorney who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, serves as a Trustee of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and last year was invited to lecture at the Court on the historic Tinker v. Des Moines decisionn.
Rodda, it turns out, got everything else wrong. Everything. All the facts of all the cases, all the points of law, all the real findings of the court decisions.
Which has become the new normal.
New MSNBC host and Harvard grad Joy Reid made news by spilling the beans about an epidemic of alien abductions:
MSNBC host Joy Reid dug into the topic of voter identification laws on Monday when she grilled a Republican guest about the stated necessity for instituting those laws: the need to reduce in-person voter impersonation fraud. Reid said that there have been a variety of studies conducted on the prevalence of in-person voter fraud, and asserted that a person is “literally” more likely to be abducted by aliens than to encounter that type of voter fraud.
“There have been a lot of studies on this,” Reid began. “There are a lot of studies that show, literally, you’re more likely to be beamed up into a UFO or struck by lightning than find in-person voter fraud.”
“Why is it your party seems fixated on trying to go after early voting?” the MSNBC host continued. “ Trying to go after, you know, forcing people to bring a birth certificate — all things that just happen to impact minorities and people who tend to vote for the Democratic Party?”
I dunno. Because voter turnout in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Atlanta is always over 100 percent? Either that, or the alien invasion is well underway. Which I guess it is, in fact. Thanks for the heads up, Joy.
In other news, Matt Drudge paid his taxes. Which got him excoriated by the mainstream pundit press. To the point that the American Thinker’s C. Edmund Wright had this to say:
The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. They’re even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate…
We have a low-information president, who has appointed a low-information cabinet, including the low-information secretary of health and human services who is applying a low-information health care law (one of many such laws) behind the big power of a low-morality Internal Revenue Service. The result of all of this low information in power is a low-liberty nation.
So when Matt Drudge – fully complying with the inane and unworkable law as it applies to his 2014 taxes – calls them out on it, they publicly and bumptiously step in their own pile of ordure. These liberals, who claim that they alone can run the auto industry, the banking industry, and all of health care – haven’t the foggiest notion how one of the most basic tenets of tax law works. This particular part of a disastrous health care law is exhibit A for what happens when those who have never signed the front of a business check in their lives have power over those who have. And power over everybody else, too…
And yet, there will be no apologies, nor will any of these pseudo-experts be fired or even censured…
The profound arrogant ignorance of liberals, on display daily. This is the kind of thing that could make for a dynamic, funny, sarcastic, and effective political message, should an opposition party to the Obama machine ever re-emerge.
Quit kidding yourself, C. We love you even without the wishful thinking.
Ellen DeGeneres stepped into the political arena, hosting our insurance salesman president. What she had to say in person:
It’s doing very, very well…you’ve got 5 million people signed up so far. [Applause] An enormous number of people have signed up, so it’s successful….Well, for people who are starting to applaud here, I think everyone’s very grateful that you did this. And I think it is important for people to sign up. It’s just better to be covered. You just never know.
And in promotional print:
Now the leader of the free world, and the champion of comedy will get into the President’s new health care initiative. From L.A. to D.C., Ellen rolls out the red carpet for the United States’ fearless and brilliant head of state!
Dear Leader. Dear Dear Leader. Can I provide a phluffer for you since I don’t swing that way myself or should I make an exception for my Dear Leader? Oh. I see you brought your own. Can I get you a tissue?
Harry Reid seeks to blame the weakest, most spineless performance ever by an American president on, you guessed it, Republicans:
This guy now occupies a magical place in American politics, not unlike the niche Joe Biden occupies although different in a crucial respect. Both get the media’s Democratic discount from bad coverage whenever they say something stupid and/or offensive, and both also get a discount from the sheer volume of stupidity/offensiveness that pours forth. (“Just Joe being Joe.”) The difference is that Reid’s worst soundbites are demagogic by design whereas Biden’s are more oafish. This is the sort of thing that would warrant a 35-minute block on “Hardball” about McCarthyism had a Republican said it of Democrats; as it is, it’ll float by with some vapid comment attached about how Reid’s just an old boxer who enjoys a street fight now and then.
If you care about the crap he said, take the link above. I do BJ jokes but not Reid quotes.
But I do have a video bonus. The president’s phuck buddy tells us healthcare premiums aren’t rising as fast as they used to. Hallelujah.
Yeah. This is the latest news bulletin from the post-God phase of American life. You know. The ones who are smarter, more rational, less superstitiously deranged than we are, having discovered that they can just make shit up as it suits their purposes. Nothing to stop them is there? The smarter, more rational, etc, members of the press won’t call them on it.
After all, the president gets to change all the laws he wants to. Opponents call it a smear, but it’s actually possible to build an NCAA Style bracket pitting this administration’s manifold constitutional violations against one another. You think MSNBC wouldn’t have thought of this if they had the raw material in George Bush’s administration? This bracket now exists.
The tipping point was a couple years ago. Now, everything we get from our government and the mass media is lies, lies, lies, lies, lies. There is no longer any source for facts, let alone truth.
Unhooked. From reality. We are adrift. And Michelle has the world’s biggest credit card. God help us.
But oops. We can’t ask God to help us. Because the rational, reasonable ones are standing at the door telling us to cool it. All is for the best in the best of all rational godless worlds.
Thank God. For a minute there I was concerned.