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.