Non Tweets Under the Fedora: 12-14-18 Dead Standards, Mueller, Sodom and Google

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Non Tweets Under the Fedora: 12-14-18 Dead Standards, Mueller, Sodom and Google

The death of the Weekly Stan­dard is the end of an error. The Deci­sion of Bill Kris­tol & co to go full anti-​trump might have kept him on TV and will assure him of com­fort and entrée to all the right par­ties, but it means unem­ploy­ment for every­one else at the mag.

He got woke and they got broke.


I’m old enough to remem­ber when spe­cial coun­sels were inter­est­ing is dis­cov­er­ing facts rather than hid­ing them.

Robert Mueller’s Spe­cial Counsel’s Office (SCO) destroyed a poten­tial trea­sure trove of evi­dence about the “insur­ance pol­icy” Trump-​haters Peter Str­zok and Lisa Page were imple­ment­ing against the Trump admin­is­tra­tion as it pre­pared to take office and estab­lish itself in its first few months.

After the AG report If I’m Trump I’d appoint a spe­cial coun­cil to inves­ti­gate the spe­cial council.


I’ve head of the Danegeld but this is the insane geld.

Two groups of Cen­tral Amer­i­can migrants made sep­a­rate marches on the U.S. Con­sulate in Tijuana Tues­day, demand­ing that they be processed through the asy­lum sys­tem more quickly and in greater num­bers, that depor­ta­tions be halted and that Pres­i­dent Trump either let them into the coun­try or pay them $50,000 each to go home.

The proper response to this is to laugh at them but it’s worth not­ing they waited till after the elec­tion to make these demands.


Archae­ol­o­gists from sev­eral uni­ver­si­ties includ­ing Los Alamos Lab­o­ra­to­ries pre­sented some inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing an ancient nat­ural catastrophe:

The researchers pre­sented pre­lim­i­nary find­ings on the sub­ject at this year’s annual meet­ing of the Amer­i­can Schools of Ori­en­tal Research in Novem­ber, and have been devel­op­ing the the­ory since at least 2015. They state that the evi­dence from radio­car­bon dat­ing indi­cates that a group of civ­i­liza­tions flour­ished in the area for over two mil­len­nia, until approx­i­mately 1700 BC, when the mud-​brick walls of the build­ings in the region simul­ta­ne­ously dis­ap­peared and only the stone foun­da­tions remained.

The cities in ques­tion? Sodom and Gomor­rah and remem­ber if you dis­count this you’re a sci­ence denier.


If this story was about Chris­tian­ity instead of Islam it would have pro­voked inter­na­tional out­rage.

A new Android app has launched with the focus of allow­ing Mus­lims to report indi­vid­u­als who com­mit blas­phemy, or insult Islam.

No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”, which launched in Indone­sia last month at the request of the Indone­sian gov­ern­ment, will allow users and gov­ern­ment offi­cials to uphold Sharia law and tar­get and report peo­ple who hold “mis­guided” beliefs in vio­la­tion of Islamic law, which for­bids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recog­ni­tion of any other reli­gion besides Islam.

I’m old enough to remem­ber when peo­ple actu­ally believed Google’s “Do no evil” BS.

Update: Missed out the link to the Sodom arti­cle fixed. thanks to com­men­ta­tor beergeekjoey for spot­ting it.

The death of the Weekly Standard is the end of an error. The Decision of Bill Kristol & co to go full anti-trump might have kept him on TV and will assure him of comfort and entree to all the right parties, but it means unemployment for everyone else at the mag.

He got woke and they got broke.


I’m old enough to remember when special counsels were interesting is discovering facts rather than hiding them.

Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office (SCO) destroyed a potential treasure trove of evidence about the “insurance policy” Trump-haters Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were implementing against the Trump administration as it prepared to take office and establish itself in its first few months.

After the AG report If I’m Trump I’d appoint a special council to investigate the special council.


I’ve head of the Danegeld but this is the insane geld.

Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be processed through the asylum system more quickly and in greater numbers, that deportations be halted and that President Trump either let them into the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home.

The proper response to this is to laugh at them but it’s worth noting they waited till after the election to make these demands.


Archaeologists from several universities including Los Alamos Laboratories presented some interesting information concerning an ancient natural catastrophe:

The researchers presented preliminary findings on the subject at this year’s annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in November, and have been developing the theory since at least 2015. They state that the evidence from radiocarbon dating indicates that a group of civilizations flourished in the area for over two millennia, until approximately 1700 BC, when the mud-brick walls of the buildings in the region simultaneously disappeared and only the stone foundations remained.

The cities in question?  Sodom and Gomorrah and remember if you discount this you’re a science denier.


If this story was about Christianity instead of Islam it would have provoked international outrage.

A new Android app has launched with the focus of allowing Muslims to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam.

No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”, which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.

I’m old enough to remember when people actually believed Google’s “Do no evil” BS.

Update: Missed out the link to the Sodom article fixed. thanks to commentator beergeekjoey for spotting it.