I started this post as “I was just thinking” but it’s actually indistinguishable from my old “under the fedora” column so we’ll call it that
The Rubio Campaign is having a lot of fun with the #rubiocrimespree tag, that demonstrates a wisdom in how to deal with the left.
The GOP should send American Bridge flowers because now every time someone asked them to comment on a story that comes from them they can answer: “Your asking me to comment on a story from the people who brought me the #rubiocrimespree?”
People give a lot of grief when Oliver Wills or Eric Boehlert when they say foolish things to defend the left or attack the right, but it should be remembered that this is what they were paid for.
Plus foolish tweets like this
will never stop being amazed at how many grown Twitter men Tweet abt Bill Clinton sex life….#issues
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) June 5, 2015
Setup excellent replies like this
Funny I'm more amazed by the number of people (particularly so called feminists) that excuse & defend Bill Clinton's Sex life @EricBoehlert
— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) June 5, 2015
While it’s true that the use of the laws involving withdrawals to go after Denny Hastert is kinda iffy he should have known better to lie to the FBI, particularly given his past.
I keep hearing people making the arguments against Hillary Clinton however these arguments presume that people who support Hillary are doing so based on argument vs emotion. This is why you need a dynamic leader for the GOP who can both make the argument for his position and provide the emotional leadership to inspire those who aren’t paying attention.
I saw a poll recently saying republicans were only viewed favorable by 41% of the public. Given that the popular culture for decades has spent their time bashing the GOP that’s quite an accomplishment.
Those previous two statements explain why so much effort is made to elevate feelings over truth in our current culture.
Incidentally if you don’t believe me about what matters to voters consider. I made it a point to record the Q & A for all the various questions asked to Ted Cruz separately so that a person wanting to hear his answers on issues could see what he believes and judge accordingly. Yet every single on of those videos combined did not draw the number of hits that my friend Rob Eno’s clip of Cruz’s joke about Hillary framing Tom Brady did.
Rob’s deserves credit for recognizing that to the viewing public that joke was what mattered, but that doesn’t say much for the viewing public does it?
It’s kind of discouraging to see Pablo Sandoval playing so poorly for the Red Sox but given three world series in a decade I can’t find it in myself to complain that much.
I love the english language because it allows for things like this:
— leonard (@leonard_obrien) June 4, 2015
This fellow doesn’t care much for the Catholic Church but that’s what the Perpetual Twitter Novena is for.
I must admit I have soft spot for people who use language well, even when it’s directed against things I hold dear.
I really think there are plenty of people on the left and not a few people on the right who are cheering for the jihadists to murder Pam Geller for the crime of speaking uncomfortable truths.
That’s really one of the advantages of being Israel, When you face destruction on a daily basis you don’t have the luxury of abandoning reality for comfortable fictions
It’s a pain in the neck to have to wait for the next season of Doctor Who and know that you only get 13 weeks of new episodes but when you think about it in the old days you had 26 weeks of episodes but they were all half the size of the current ones, and you had 6 stories vs the 10-12 we have each season, plus the Christmas special. In the end you are getting the same amount of Doctor Who in terms of minutes as in the old days, just compressed into fewer weeks while expanded into more stories.
Earlier this week I poked fun at the new cultural orders concerning Bruce Jenner (until he legally changes his name he’s Bruce) by pointing out that pretty soon Life of Brian will have to be censored to make it politically correct.
You could not make Monty Python today, not only would so few people get the literary and classical references but the army of the aggrieved would not allow the jokes, or they’d be beheaded.
Mel Brooks once commented he didn’t start making fun of Nazi’s until Hitler was dead and they were defeated, frankly if he was 35 instead of in his 80s I don’t think he could do what he did either.
It’s kind of odd to See Stacy McCain go almost all feminism all the time, but he’s made himself an expect and having done so is much like Jor-El when he’s figured out Krypton is going to blow up. He knows the danger and is doing his best to warn the rest of us before it’s too late.
Keep an eye on that meme because I’ll be using it for another post shortly.
One of the things that I’ve come to believe as I’ve gotten older is that God is no less active in our modern day that he was 200, or 500, or 1000 or 3000 years ago in his interactions with humanity. I think we’ve just done our best to train ourselves not to hear him, with an awful lot of help from the other side of course.
Elizabeth Price Foley is now a regular contributor to Instapundit, Given the amount of time Glenn has given the site over the years it makes sense that he now has someone to share the load, and he’s still putting up an ungodly amount of posts compared to normal human beings.
I’ve really fallen in love with the Movie Pimpernel Smith. I’ve only ever seen it on youtube but I suspect it will be years before I’m tired of it.
Ever notice that neither Amazon Prime nor Netflix seems to have the classic movies of Errol Flynn available for free? The reality is most of the stuff that is available is stuff that you can’t effectively sell.
Let’s not forget they are no more in the charity business than I am.
Finally in closing let me remind all of you who are feeling discouraged that are discouraged about the state of te country and the state of the world that t many in the world the Soviet Union’s success and the United State’s failure was a done deal…right up until the moment it wasn’t.
Oh and if you’re free Wednesday you should go see Evan Sayet in Boston, I am.