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In The Mailbox: 12.06.21

Posted on | December 7, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley delenda est.

Want zero carbon? Better start building more nukes.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: Waukesha DA Is NOT Responsible
EBL: Fredo Cuomo Fired, also, Bob Dole, RIP
Twitchy: NSBA Risks Losing Millions In Revenue As State Affiliates Sever Ties, also, Econ Prof Notes Ohio State Has 132 On Its Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Staff – Costing $13 Million
Louder With Crowder: Joe Rogan Unloads On CNN – “Their Ratings Are Dogshit”, also, Hispanics Don’t Just Hate The Word “Latinx”, We Also Hate The People Who Use It
Vox Popoli: Literal Government By Pedos, A Lesson From Comics History, and Red China Claims The Moral High Ground
Gab News: Gab Is [Still] Not For Sale

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Believe All Women, The Alice Seybold Edition
American Conservative: The Fifth-Generation War On Christmas
American Greatness: 2021 – The Year Of Trump’s Vindication, also, Misremembering Pearl Harbor
American Power: Democrats Have Problems In Rural America, also, White “Antiracist” Teacher Fired In Tennessee
American Thinker: Nothing Is Anybody’s Fault, also, The Counterrevolution & The GOP
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
Babalu Blog: Cuba’s Black November – 1,130+ Repressive Acts, 200 Arbitrary Arrests, 500 Homes Besieged, also, Take A Video Tour Of Cuba’s Obscene New Multi-Million Dollar Fidel Castro Center
BattleSwarm: .50 BMG Bullpup Vs. Walmart Safety Glasses, also, Bob Dole RIP
Behind The Black: BE-4 Engine Delayed Until 2022, SpaceX Begins Construction On Starship Launchpad In Florida, and Stop Being Afraid!
Cafe Hayek: A New COVID Variant Is Discovered In South Park, “Don’t Bank On An Infrastructure Bank”, and On Hayek’s “Kinds Of Order In Society”
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday, also, Presence & Command Of The Seas – On Midrats
Da Tech Guy: The Military Never Cared About Religion, also, The Place To Be Is Now DaTechGuyBlog.blog
Don Surber: Democrats Stopped Trump, But They Can’t Stop Us, You Called Trump Hitler, We’ll Call Fauci Mengele, and NYT Publishes A Racist Screed
First Street Journal: Being Taught About White Privilege By The Philadelphia Inquirer, also, The Patriot Front Marches
Gates Of Vienna: Normalizing Mass Murder, Yet Another Islamist Terror Attack In Mali, and From Berlin With Hate
The Geller Report: Congressional Candidate Robby Starbuck Says Soros Has Blood On HIs Hands For The Nationwide Rise In Killings, also, Occasional Cortex Insists Smash & Grab Robberies Not Really Happening
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day, Uranus & Moons, and Neutrinos & Messier 5
Hollywood In Toto: How Christmas With The Chosen Rocked The Box Office, also, What Happened To Seth Rogen?
The Lid: Former DC Guard Officers Say Generals Lied About 1/6, also, Pelosi Wants To Punish Boebert For Islamophobia While Ignoring Antisemitism
Legal Insurrection: Former Illinois State Coach Fired For Removing #BLM Flag Sues For Violation Of Free Speech, Big Tech Censors Science [Again], and Dem Pollster Says Party’s Use Of “Latinx” Hurting Because Latinos Hate It
Nebraska Energy Observer: Random Observations, also, Second Sunday Of Advent
Outkick: Baylor Stops Oklahoma State On 4th Down To Win Big 12 Championship, Wolverines Stomp Buckeyes 42-3 To Win Big Ten, and Alabama Exposes Georgia’s Kryptonite, Leaves Atlanta With Respect & A Trophy
Power Line: How Cities Die, It’s Official – GOP Will Control Virginia House, and Bob Dole At War
Shark Tank: Murphy Insists Florida Turning Red Is BS, also, Nikki Fried Running A Losing Campaign For The Hispanic Vote
Shot In The Dark: Tony O & Kitty, also, Just Another Night In Uptown
STUMP: Movember 2021 Wrapup & Working With WONDER
The Political Hat: Take The Cold Shower & Be Happy
This Ain’t Hell: Wehrmacht Corporal Dreyss – Valor Thief, Last Easy Company (Band Of Brothers) Officer Dies, also, Final Accounting For The USS Oklahoma
Victory Girls: Roundup – The Rush For Lamest Leftist Of 2021, also, Klobuchar Pushes Abortion Law – Democrats May Regret It
Volokh Conspiracy: TN Court Holds Black Defendant Didn’t Get Fair Trial Because Of Confederate Flag, Jeff Davis Portrait, also, If Roe v. Wade Is Overruled, Abortion May Not Be “Left To The States”
Weasel Zippers: 80 GOP Congressmen Vote To Create & Fund Federal Vaccine Database, also, Trump Calls Gen. Mark Milley “A F***ing Idiot”
The Federalist: The CIA Caught Employees Molesting Children & Did Nothing, also, Military Officers Think Big Tech & Big Government Should Tell You What To Think To Fight “Disinformation”
Mark Steyn: Not All Right – The Ice Storm and The 70s, “All The World Is Wandering In The Wood”, and A Winter’s Tale

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Unreasonable Doubt

Posted on | December 6, 2021 | No Comments

Jussie Smollett is a malignant narcissist, but that’s not a crime. However, his defense in Chicago seems to reflect his psychiatric flaws, as he is smearing the men he paid to stage a fake “hate crime” while trying to portray himself as a some of kind heroic civil rights martyr. The trial is a waste of taxpayer resources, because everybody already knows that Smollett is guilty, but he apparently thinks he can exploit a sympathetic jury, get a mistrial, and then claim vindication.

Meanwhile, having hyped the alleged “attack” on Smollett as an authentic crime by right-wingers, the networks are ignoring Jussie’s trial.




 

Roll Tide!

Posted on | December 6, 2021 | No Comments

In case you weren’t watching Saturday, there is no longer any doubt who’s going to win the Heisman Trophy this year. Alabama’s sophomore quarterback Bryce Young put an end to the debate as he completed 26 of 44 passes for 421 yards and three touchdowns, while adding another 40 yards and a TD rushing, as the Crimson Tide beat previously undefeated Georgia 41-24. Beyond the individual honors for Young — trust me, he’s got the Heisman locked up now — the victory Saturday put Alabama in the No. 1 spot for the college football playoffs. The Tide will meet No. 4 Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31, while No. 3 Georgia will take on No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl. My expectation is that the championship game on Jan. 10 will be ’Bama versus Michigan.

My brother Kirby has been ragging Bryce Young all season as our “midget quarterback.” Young is listed as 6 feet tall on the roster, but Kirby’s convinced he’s no taller than 5-10 and, until he thoroughly whupped Georgia, the sophomore hadn’t been very impressive by Alabama standards, losing to Texas A&M, and struggling against both Arkansas and Auburn. After the Auburn game — where we basically had no offense until the last two minutes of the fourth quarter — I was convinced the Tide was doomed to defeat against the vaunted Georgia defense.

Well, the kid proved us wrong and, as I told Kirby this morning, it’s going to be an interesting scene to watch when they give the Heisman Trophy to Bryce Young, and the trophy is taller than he is.




 

CNN: Zucker Going Down Next?

Posted on | December 6, 2021 | No Comments

Over the weekend, CNN announced that Chris “Fredo” Cuomo was being terminated “effective immediately,” and rumors immediately began to swirl about the nature of the “additional information” which the network said had “come to light” during their review of Cuomo’s case. Julia Marsh of the New York Post says her sources tell her it’s about “an alleged Chris Cuomo sexual harassment victim represented by a high profile attorney” — I’m guessing Gloria Allred, who always shows up at a sex scandal the way vultures show up for a dead carcass.

Now, the headline at Twitchy:

With next to nothing left to lose,
Chris Cuomo is apparently trying to take
CNN head Jeff Zucker down with him

That item links to a New York Post story:

In a new statement, a spokesman for the fallen TV star threw his longtime ally CNN President Jeff Zucker under the bus, while insisting the journalist “has the highest level of admiration and respect” for him.
“They were widely known to be extremely close and in regular contact, including about the details of Mr. Cuomo’s support for his brother,” the spokesman told the Wall Street Journal Sunday of Chris Cuomo’s shady support for his big brother as the governor’s sex scandal unfolded. . . .
The statement, however, prompted CNN to slam Chris Cuomo for peddling more alleged lies.
“He has made a number of accusations that are patently false,” the network told the WSJ. “This reinforces why he was terminated for violating our standards and practices, as well as his lack of candor.”

Here’s the the thing: It doesn’t matter if Cuomo is lying. Zucker was responsible for hiring Cuomo, and was therefore responsible for, at a minimum, tolerating an apparent conflict of interest. It would be difficult for Zucker to shield himself from blame even if CNN had good ratings, but their ratings are in the toilet, and the network recently changed owners, with David Zaslav now the de facto boss. If Zaslav needed an excuse to clean house, the Cuomo scandal is a gift-wrapped Christmas present, and this could be the end of Zucker’s tenure at CNN.




 

Rule 5 Sunday: McKenna Grace

Posted on | December 5, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Normally, it would not be a compliment to a young woman to tell her that she favors Dr. Egon Spengler* from Ghostbusters. When that young woman is McKenna Grace, who’s playing Spengler’s granddaughter in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, though, it sounds quite a bit different. Here we see her as Phoebe Spengler, aboard the restored ECTO-1, ready to whup some ghost butt.
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.

She ain’t afraid of no ghosts!

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #1554, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns

Animal Magnetism: Rule Five John Galt Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon

EBL: COVID Crumbley Debate, The Service Station, Patty Smyth, Hanna & The CIA, The Sex Lives Of College Girls, Badehotellet, Idina Menzel, Mikhaila Peterson, Kylie Minogue, Mia Mastroianni, Laura Nyro, Stolen Jars, Ghislaine Maxwell, Julianna Hatfield, Eight Nights Of Scarlett Johansson, Caroline Manning, and South Park Post-COVID.

A View From The Beach: Stuck on the Wheel of Time – Rosamund PikeFish Pic Friday – Jess BraendelNow That’s a NutCracker!Under the Midnight SunI Blame Brandon!The Wednesday WetnessTuesday TanlinesOr They Could Just Leave Them in the Bay for a Year or TwoThe Monday Morning StimulusWell, It Does Make a Weird Kind of Sense and Palm Sunday.

Thanks to everyone for all the luscious links!

*Played by the late Harold Ramis.

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Omicron Panic Porn

Posted on | December 5, 2021 | No Comments

Show of hands: Who’s worried about the COVID-19 Omicron variant? Not me, and probably not you, either, because you’re not watching CNN, MSNBC or any of the other liberal media outlets that are pumping out pandemic panic porn. Having spent months hyping the virus in 2020 as a weapon to damage Trump, the liberal media cannot switch messages now that Joe Biden is president. The fear narrative must continue, even while the media expect their audience to forget why it began:

We are less than a month away from entering 2022 — so why does it feel like March 2020 all over again?
Cable news networks are obsessively covering the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. They are hellbent on scaring the daylights out of any unsuspecting viewer who accidentally flips onto their programs. To be fair, the media is taking cues from the president. According to the Washington Post, the Biden administration is reportedly weighing up a seven-day self-quarantine for all travelers arriving on our shores, regardless of vaccination status, including US citizens and permanent residents. Travel bans, which fell out of fashion in the Trump years because they were “xenophobic”, are suddenly back in vogue.
It all begs the question: didn’t Joe Biden promise to shut down the virus?
Back in October 2020, then-candidate Biden — or whoever was running his Twitter account at the time — proudly tweeted, “I’m not going to shut down the country. I’m not going to shut down the economy. I’m going to shut down the virus.” That’s right. Joe was going to shut down the virus all while eating ice cream, wearing aviators and saying things like “God love ya.”
Unfortunately that tweet has aged about as well as the president. The only thing Biden has shut down since taking over in January is the Keystone XL Pipeline.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll.) The narrative was supposed to be how Biden had “shut down” the virus for which Trump was blamed, but now that Biden has failed, the media can’t figure out how to change the subject.




 

FMJRA 2.0: Radar Gun

Posted on | December 5, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

SOTD (actually not baseball related)
This was a better week in Da Tech Guy’s 1969 league for me; despite getting screwed by the robot and losing two straight to the Dodgers, I won two out of three against the ChiSox, the one loss coming at the hands of Phil Niekro, whose flutterball flummoxed my lineup of sluggers. On to St. Louis!
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.

Ted is less cranky today now that the Senators have actually won a couple of games.

Rule 5 Sunday: Scarlett JohanssonIrina Shumskaya 
Animal Magnetism
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
A View From The Beach
EBL
Proof Positive

‘Killadelphia’ D.A. Turned Loose Teen Carjacker Who Murdered Marxist Student
First Street Journal
The Pirate’s Cove
357 Magnum
EBL
Proof Positive

 

Darrell Brooks: Menace to Society
Living In Anglo-America
EBL

‘Mac Jones Can’t Throw Deep’?
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: No Joy In Mudville
A View From The Beach
EBL

Confirmed: CNN Is Garbage
357 Magnum
EBL

Instapundit Goes Socialist?
EBL

In The Mailbox: 11.30.21 (Afternoon Edition)
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
EBL
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 11.30.21 (Evening Edition)
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
EBL
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 12.01.21
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
EBL
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 12.02.21
357 Magnum
EBL
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 12.03.21
EBL
Proof Positive

Top linkers for the week ending December 3:

  1.  EBL (12)
  2.  Proof Positive (7)
  3.  357 Magnum (6)
  4.  A View From The Beach (5)

Thanks to everyone for all the links!

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The Dumbest ‘Hate Crime’ Hoax Ever: Courtroom Sequel for Jussie Smollett

Posted on | December 4, 2021 | No Comments

 

You’ll recall that front page from February 2019, and the truly shocking thing about this case is that Jussie Smollett would dare go to trial claiming innocence, when his guilt has always been beyond question.

Glenn Reynolds links a story with evidence that, contrary to what Smollett’s defense has claimed, his Nigerian accomplices are not homophobes, but why is that even relevant? They are not on trial, and their motives don’t matter in determining whether Smollett lied to police (spoiler alert: he did). From the moment Smollett’s tale of being assaulted by two MAGA-hat-wearing white men made headlines, every intelligent person knew it was a lie. Two Trump supporters prowling around downtown Chicago at 2:30 a.m. in below-zero weather?

Nope. Never happened. Beyond the range of human possibility.

There were so many things wrong with this story — how many Trump supporters ever heard of this guy? how did they know what hotel he was staying in? — that one wonders how Smollett didn’t see the obvious flaws in his absurd hoax scheme. But he’s a Democrat, and Democrats have been getting away with telling blatant lies for so long that Smollett probably figured, “Why not me?” His story of being attacked by Republican haters “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs” in the wee hours of an arctic-cold Chicago night was only slightly less plausible than the Steele Dossier, and nobody’s gone to prison for that hoax yet.

Probably what Jussie Smollett is counting on is that this Chicago jury will tacitly endorse his bogus “hate crime” by voting to acquit him, because they’re Democrats, and have no regard for truth anyway.

Which is always the way to bet, in Chicago.

Probably the best chance that Smollett could be convicted is if the jury had been watching Dave Chappelle.

 

“Find out where Kanye West was last night.”




 

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