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Monday Thoughts Under The Fedora SPLC tanking , The Stacy McCain School of Journalism, Un-newsworthy Religious Vandalism Ichrio and the Big Bang Last Season


The scam that is the SPLC is finally start­ing to unravel:

South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter pres­i­dent Richard Cohen resigned Fri­day, in the lat­est blow to the embat­tled left-​wing nonprofit.


Cohen’s res­ig­na­tion came nine days after
the SPLC fired co-​founder Mor­ris Dees on March 13, cit­ing unspec­i­fied con­duct issues.
Cohen announced his res­ig­na­tion in a staff-​wide email Fri­day evening, the Los Ange­les Times
reported.


“What­ever prob­lems exist at the SPLC hap­pened on my watch, so I take respon­si­bil­ity for them,” Cohen’s email read, accord­ing to the Times.
Cur­rent and for­mer
SPLC employ­ees have accused the orga­ni­za­tion of turn­ing a blind eye to sex­ual harass­ment and racial dis­crim­i­na­tion within its own ranks

Of course folks like Stacy McCain who have been attacked by them in the past have been call­ing out the Hoax that is the SPLC for years but it’s only now that places like the New Yorker “Who were part of the Con and knew it”. Glenn Reynolds asks why they’re talk­ing now. I think it’s no that once folks started fight­ing back in court and win­ning law­suits and judge­ment against them the rats started aban­don­ing the ship of this: “highly prof­itable scam” as one of their staff put it.

The only thing more fun that the avalanche of suits that will fol­low to drain the hun­dreds of mil­lions they are sit­ting on will be the suits against the com­pa­nies that used the SPLC as a basis for attack­ing and dam­ag­ing the rep­u­ta­tions of oth­ers. The only bright spot is that with the Mueller news suck­ing up all the oxy­gen the MSM will be able to bury this story completely.


Speak­ing of Stacy McCain he’s back on the road, this time in South Car­olina cov­er­ing the cam­paign of Demo­c­rat Can­di­date for pres­i­dent

By God, a cam­paign this crazy requires my cov­er­age. Have I men­tioned that Mar­i­anne Williamson “was the first to dis­cuss repa­ra­tions for African Amer­i­cans in this pres­i­den­tial cam­paign and it was part of her announce­ment speech”? Because this is South Car­olina, you see, and it’s one of the early-​primary states where can­di­dates’ poll rank­ings will count toward qual­i­fy­ing for the first Demo­c­rat debates. And I’m sure my read­ers will say there’s no way in the world Amer­ica can afford $100 bil­lion for repa­ra­tions, but that’s only 1/1,000th of the $100 tril­lion in spend­ing promised by Eliz­a­beth War­ren. When you’re talk­ing that kind of money — ONE HUN­DRED TRIL­LION DOL­LARS — what’s a measly few bil­lion, huh? “Nurse, more Tho­razine, stat!”
Who else can han­dle such intense crazi­ness as this? So it’s about time for me to pack up the lap­top and get back at it, with the exec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing, the Corn­bread Fes­ti­val, and then drive 150 miles to Myr­tle Beach for tonight’s pod­cast at 7 p.m. ET — don’t miss it — and remem­ber The Five Most Impor­tant Words in the Eng­lish Lan­guage are:

HIT THE FREAK­ING TIP JAR!

His lat­est went up after this post was ini­tially writ­ten and is cov­er­age of can­di­dates Williamson and Buttigieg is was what real report­ing is all about:

Buttigieg can talk, man. You can click and watch that video, where he’s talk­ing about “white nation­al­ism” as a national secu­rity issue, to get an idea. As crazy his ideas may be, he expresses them cogently and the Demo­c­rat audi­ence gave him a stand­ing ova­tion at the end. There was hearty applause when Mar­i­anne Williamson made her entrance at the exec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing, as you can see from the video:



That’s just the first four min­utes. She talked for about 15 min­utes. She seemed a bit ner­vous at the start, talk­ing too fast, but she made fin­ished strong and did much bet­ter, I thought, in her shorter speech from the stage at the Corn­bread Fes­ti­val in down­town Columbia.

There are many schools of jour­nal­ism that you can take out expen­sive loans to get a degree in, but for my money if you want to learn how to do actual jour­nal­ism the Stacy McCain school of Gonzo Jour­nal­ism where you actu­ally go to event and report on what is said and done.


This story is a week old but it’s worth not­ing sim­ply for the fact that you likely never heard of it

A num­bers [SIC] of stu­dents are fac­ing pun­ish­ment after a statue of the Vir­gin Mary was delib­er­ately smashed at the Uni­ver­sity of St. Thomas in St. Paul last week.


That’s accord­ing to Pres­i­dent Julie Sul­li­van and Provost Richard Plumb,
who issued a state­ment about the “reli­gious van­dal­ism” that occurred at the university’s Ire­land Hall stu­dent res­i­dence.
The statue, which accord­ing to the state­ment has “stood in Ire­land Hall for years,” was moved and “ulti­mately pur­pose­fully dropped and shattered.”

The rea­son you didn’t hear of it was that it was an attack on a Chris­tians in gen­eral and Catholics in par­tic­u­lar. Rest assured if this “reli­gious van­dal­ism” had taken place against Islam this would have been pro­moted to a national story of great significance.


The Base­ball Reg­u­lar Sea­son opened offi­cially last week in Tokyo with the Mariners sweep­ing a two game series from the A’s. Offi­cially Oak­land was the home team but the crowd was with the Mariners who signed Ichrio for the series so he could retire as a Mariner and play his final two major league games in his homeland.

His final at bat was a ball slapped in the infield that the Ichrio of 2001 would have beaten out with ease but with the 2019 Ichrio could not. That’s the real­ity of sports and age, you might only lose a half step when you are play­ing against the best in the world it’s a half step you can’t spare.

That day will come to Tom Brady as it did to Ichrio, It likely won’t be for at least 2 or 3 years but it will come.


Finally I caught up a lit­tle on the Big Bang The­ory this week­end on cable as I’d given up stream­ing and twit­ter this week as part of my Lenten revolv­ing series, and saw the episode cen­tered around a secret D & D game at Will Wheaton’s house which included William Shat­ner, Joe Man­ganiello, Kareem Abdul-​Jabbar and Kevin Smith. It was very funny and it was great they finally got Shat­ner to appear but what really stuck me about the episode was that you could have dropped it into the show 2 or 4 or 8 years ago and it would have played almost exactly the same. This show’s humor is as con­sis­tent as a McDonald’s Quar­ter Pounder, it’s the same every time you watch and it’s why the show is still draw­ing rat­ings just like McDon­alds, it gives the viewer what they want they way they want it.


The scam that is the SPLC is finally starting to unravel:


Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen resigned Friday, in the latest blow to the embattled left-wing nonprofit.


Cohen’s resignation came nine days after 
the SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13, citing unspecified conduct issues.
Cohen announced his resignation in a staff-wide email Friday evening, the Los Angeles Times 
reported.


“Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them,” Cohen’s email read, according to the Times.
Current and former 
SPLC employees have accused the organization of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and racial discrimination within its own ranks

Of course folks like Stacy McCain who have been attacked by them in the past have been calling out the Hoax that is the SPLC for years but it’s only now that places like the New Yorker “Who were part of the Con and knew it“. Glenn Reynolds asks why they’re talking now. I think it’s no that once folks started fighting back in court and winning lawsuits and judgement against them the rats started abandoning the ship of this: “highly profitable scam” as one of their staff put it.

The only thing more fun that the avalanche of suits that will follow to drain the hundreds of millions they are sitting on will be the suits against the companies that used the SPLC as a basis for attacking and damaging the reputations of others. The only bright spot is that with the Mueller news sucking up all the oxygen the MSM will be able to bury this story completely.


Speaking of Stacy McCain he’s back on the road, this time in South Carolina covering the campaign of Democrat Candidate for president


By God, a campaign this crazy requires my coverage. Have I mentioned that Marianne Williamson “was the first to discuss reparations for African Americans in this presidential campaign and it was part of her announcement speech”? Because this is South Carolina, you see, and it’s one of the early-primary states where candidates’ poll rankings will count toward qualifying for the first Democrat debates. And I’m sure my readers will say there’s no way in the world America can afford $100 billion for reparations, but that’s only 1/1,000th of the $100 trillion in spending promised by Elizabeth Warren. When you’re talking that kind of money — ONE HUNDRED TRILLION DOLLARS — what’s a measly few billion, huh? “Nurse, more Thorazine, stat!”
Who else can handle such intense craziness as this? So it’s about time for me to pack up the laptop and get back at it, with the executive committee meeting, the Cornbread Festival, and then drive 150 miles to Myrtle Beach for tonight’s podcast at 7 p.m. ET — don’t miss it — and remember The Five Most Important Words in the English Language are:


HIT THE FREAKING TIP JAR!

His latest went up after this post was initially written and is coverage of candidates Williamson and Buttigieg is was what real reporting is all about:


Buttigieg can talk, man. You can click and watch that video, where he’s talking about “white nationalism” as a national security issue, to get an idea. As crazy his ideas may be, he expresses them cogently and the Democrat audience gave him a standing ovation at the end. There was hearty applause when Marianne Williamson made her entrance at the executive committee meeting, as you can see from the video:


That’s just the first four minutes. She talked for about 15 minutes. She seemed a bit nervous at the start, talking too fast, but she made finished strong and did much better, I thought, in her shorter speech from the stage at the Cornbread Festival in downtown Columbia.

There are many schools of journalism that you can take out expensive loans to get a degree in, but for my money if you want to learn how to do actual journalism the Stacy McCain school of Gonzo Journalism where you actually go to event and report on what is said and done.


This story is a week old but it’s worth noting simply for the fact that you likely never heard of it


A numbers [SIC] of students are facing punishment after a statue of the Virgin Mary was deliberately smashed at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul last week.


That’s according to President Julie Sullivan and Provost Richard Plumb, 
who issued a statement about the “religious vandalism” that occurred at the university’s Ireland Hall student residence.
The statue, which according to the statement has “stood in Ireland Hall for years,” was moved and “ultimately purposefully dropped and shattered.”

The reason you didn’t hear of it was that it was an attack on a Christians in general and Catholics in particular. Rest assured if this “religious vandalism” had taken place against Islam this would have been promoted to a national story of great significance.


The Baseball Regular Season opened officially last week in Tokyo with the Mariners sweeping a two game series from the A’s. Officially Oakland was the home team but the crowd was with the Mariners who signed Ichrio for the series so he could retire as a Mariner and play his final two major league games in his homeland.

His final at bat was a ball slapped in the infield that the Ichrio of 2001 would have beaten out with ease but with the 2019 Ichrio could not. That’s the reality of sports and age, you might only lose a half step when you are playing against the best in the world it’s a half step you can’t spare.

That day will come to Tom Brady as it did to Ichrio, It likely won’t be for at least 2 or 3 years but it will come.


Finally I caught up a little on the Big Bang Theory this weekend on cable as I’d given up streaming and twitter this week as part of my Lenten revolving series, and saw the episode centered around a secret D & D game at Will Wheaton’s house which included William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith. It was very funny and it was great they finally got Shatner to appear but what really stuck me about the episode was that you could have dropped it into the show 2 or 4 or 8 years ago and it would have played almost exactly the same. This show’s humor is as consistent as a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder, it’s the same every time you watch and it’s why the show is still drawing ratings just like McDonalds, it gives the viewer what they want they way they want it.