Hearsay and lies

Now that the full complaint by the so-called “whistleblower” against President Trump has been released, we can zero in on what is, to me, the most critical part of it. “I was not a direct witness to most of the events described.  However, I found my colleagues’ accounts of these events to be credible … I do not know which side initiated the call.” Are you s******g me?  Do you really expect me to support official, judicial or legislative action on the basis of hearsay?  Any court in the country would toss out such a case even before it began, on the grounds

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The Ukraine scandal: the Swamp makes another try

One does get very tired of watching the Washington DC “Swamp” at work, along with its mainstream media allies.  In this case, the alleged “scandal” over President Trump “pressuring” Ukraine to investigate former Vice-President Biden’s son for corruption, the storyline being peddled by the mainstream media and the Democratic Party consistently ignores any and all facts that might derail it, if their “investigation” were in any way impartial. Consider these facts, all confirmed and verified from original sources. 1.  Biden does, indeed, face accusations of a conflict of interest for his behavior towards Ukraine during his Vice-Presidency.  He’s openly and blatantly admitted them on television –

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This one’s for Larry Correia

After Larry’s fulminations against Mike Glyer and File 770, it seems that progressive loony-left agitators are reporting anything and everything he says on Facebook as a breach of that platform’s code of conduct, resulting in multiple bans.  This doesn’t exactly worry him – he’s got hundreds of thousands of his own followers who couldn’t care less what Facebook thinks – but it’s frustrating, nonetheless. Anyway, I thought I’d cheer Larry up by posting yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine cartoon strip.  I think it sums up the situation very nicely.  Click the image to go to a larger version of the cartoon on its

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Doofus Of The Day #1,054

Today’s award goes to the faculty and students who took part in this nonsense.  Speaking as a Christian pastor, it’s enough to make me cross (you should pardon the expression). Students at Union Theological Seminary in New York City were instructed to confess to potted plants as an “expression of worship” and as a “liturgical response to our climate crisis.” Many online mocked a tweet from the seminary affiliated with Columbia University for celebrating the unusual chapel service where students of the cloth “held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain

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If at first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again

The brouhaha over a (very tenuously) alleged “assault” by Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, reported by the New York Times over the weekend, is utterly ridiculous and nonsensical.  It also exposes that newspaper (yet again) as a hollow shell of its former self, a propaganda organ rather than a serious journalistic endeavor.  Consider: The alleged “victim” of the “assault” has no recollection of it ever occurring, and refuses to discuss it.  As another reporter noted, “Omitting this fact from the New York Times story is one of the worst cases of journalistic malpractice in recent memory.”  The newspaper later updated its story to reflect this, but by then

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Doofus Of The Day #1,053

Today’s award goes to some truly daft “vegan activists” in Spain. This is the moment two vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels because they ‘don’t want the hens to be raped’. The video was released by the Spanish vegan group Almas Veganas (Vegan Souls), based in Girona in the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia. They published the video on Twitter where it has been viewed 570,000 times. On their Twitter page, the activists describe themselves as ‘anti-speciesist’ and ‘transfeminist.’ . . . In the footage, the two activists can be seen smashing eggs on the ground because ‘they belong to the

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Liberal arts degrees still have a place – but only if they’re “real” degrees

I was struck by this article at CNBC, not only for its positive points, but for what it misses.  It’s a case of “close, but no cigar“. By investing in liberal arts graduates, we gain people with human-centered skills who can approach problems in entirely new ways, contributing to out-of-the-box thinking in a digital age. Liberal arts graduates bring a depth and breadth of knowledge from across the humanities and social sciences that complement the hard skills of engineers and data scientists. And in a world that increasingly interacts with technology in every facet of daily life, it’s increasingly important that technology

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Quote of the day – gun control edition

The usual suspects are coming up with the same tired old ideas to implement gun control, usually incrementally, so we don’t see confiscation creeping up on us.  It’s a game as old as the hills, and it’ll go on as long as the hills are there. One idea being advanced (again) as part of a “Green New Deal for Guns” is a gun buyback program, this time mandatory rather than voluntary.  Of course, it’s logically nonsensical;  how can the government (or anyone else) buy back a gun that was never theirs in the first place?  However, logic has never stopped a gun-grabber. 

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So much for carbon dioxide and global warming!

I’m obliged to N4RFC.com for putting up this Australian video debunking the alleged role of carbon dioxide in global warming.  It illustrates, as nothing else does, the insanity – and outright lies – of those pushing this fraud.  It’s very short, and well worth watching. Next time someone wants to impose a “carbon tax”, show them that, and demand that they explain themselves. Peter

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