Republicans are fine with Planned Parenthood murders

On June 17th of this year an angry young man named Dylan Roof walked into a Charleston church and shot ten people. Nine of them died. Five months after that horrible day an angry old man named Robert Dear walked into a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic and shot twelve people. Three of them died.

Now how did America’s presidential candidates react to the two tragedies? What did they say about the murders? Were they equally saddened by both of the shootings – one in a church, and the other in a clinic?

No. They were not. In fact the Republican candidates seemed to be perfectly fine with yesterday’s tragedy (maybe even happy about it). While the first shooting clearly broke their hearts, the second one didn’t bother them at all. It’s very strange behavior from a bunch of narcissists who routinely tweet about what they’re eating for lunch to remain completely silent about such terrible news. A policeman was shot dead outside the clinic, which would normally be a perfect opportunity for one of them to do some grandstanding about the death penalty, but they still didn’t give a damn. It’s stunning.

First, for some contrast, let’s look at the Democrats. This is what Hillary Clinton had to say about the Charleston shooting:

And the Colorado Springs shooting:

Here was Bernie Sanders on Charleston:

And on Colorado Springs:

Martin O’Malley on Charleston:

And on Colorado Springs:

Now the Republicans. Here was Donald Trump on the Charleston shooting:

And yesterday, after the shooting in Colorado Springs:

Jeb Bush on Charleston:

And on Colorado Springs:

Marco Rubio on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Mike Huckabee on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Rand Paul on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Ben Carson on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Bobby Jindal on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Rick Perry on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

…that was from Thursday, the day before. The Governor has so far been silent. Rick Santorum on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

…also from the day before. More silence. Lindsey Graham on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Graham’s last Tweet was four days ago.


Chris Christie on Charleston:

On Colorado Springs:

Silence. Scott Walker on Charleston:

And on Colorado Springs:

Silence. George Pataki:

Colorado Springs:

Silence. And lastly, Ted Cruz:

And on the Colorado Springs shooting…

…a miracle! The only Republican.


Today in right-wing terrorism

Three dead and many wounded at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Zigmond Post, who told BuzzFeed News he was a neighbor of Dear’s in Hartsel, said the man once gave him anti-Obama pamphlets.

Post said he once went to Dear’s home to retrieve two dogs that had gotten loose. “We were there for a minute and the guy was already handing us anti-Obama pamphlets,” he said. According to Post, Dear said “Obama was ruining the country and needed to be impeached.”


The Washington Post.

The gunman suspected of storming a Planned Parenthood clinic and killing a police officer and two others told the officers who arrested him “no more baby parts,” after being taken into custody, according to a law enforcement official.

The attack on the clinic was “definitely politically motivated,” the official — who has been briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because it is still unfolding — told The Washington Post.


Then he dug up a copy of Deep Throat on Vimeo

In the midst of all this naked racism and the popularity of its great Republican purveyor, sheesh…have you read Molly Ball’s piece in The Atlantic? This is sad.

“I remember seeing Muslims around the world celebrating after 9/11,” says Chip Matthews, a 63-year-old retired carpentry teacher in glasses with tinted lenses. So what if it was the Mideast and not New Jersey? “The basic point, I think, is true,” he says…

Barnhill, the man with the “balls” button, says, “Like he says, people have got to abide by the law. And unfortunately, a lot of minorities don’t.”

Donald is tapping into the worse angels of our nature.

“I’m against the anchor babies, and I’m against the Muslims,” says Kathy Parker, a tiny former elementary-school teacher with gold hoop earrings. “We can’t have churches in their countries—why should they have mosques in ours? He is the only one with the guts to speak out and say it.”

This Kathy person is essentially an anti-American. An anti-Constitutionalist. Anyway, in the midst of all this sinister stupidity I’m thankful today for the benign version.

Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

Over at Rev. Moon’s Washington Times, political reporter Stephen Dinan has got the Bernie Sanders campaign backed into a corner. The lede:

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds.

Forget the ‘who what when where’ of muck-raking journalism. All you need to do to break the next Watergate scandal is click a link in your e-mail and then watch what your computer does next.

“Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.”

Is this Dinan good, or what? Most the rest of us would’ve started slapping our monitors, but he knew better. The Google is seeing right through your facade, Senator.

“A regression in the spam filter’s machine learning framework was determined to be the root cause. The issue affected only a very small percentage of the overall email received by Gmail and it has now been resolved,” the representative said.

Oops. That’s not it.

Ira Winkler, president of Secure Mentem and a cybersecurity specialist, said the campaign likely triggered Gmail’s filters because it included phrases that spammers use to try to sell prescription drugs and by offering things free of charge — in this case, the promise to pay for education at public colleges and universities.

There. THAT’S it. The corruption of debt-free education – whew, good thing Google caught it. Here’s the real-life screenshot Dinan provided:

sanders scam

So, you see? He wasn’t lying. This really did happen in his e-mail, the way he said it did. Meanwhile, after clicking on his SandersScam post, the multi-tentacled Moonie Times opened up three new browser windows in my box (not tabs – windows), including an offer to attend one of those ‘Rich Uncle, Poor Uncle’ seminars, which of course is in no way a scam. As is nothing and no one remotely associated with the Rev. Moon.


Life After Death

What a windfall for The Patriots, huh? All of those French people killed, in far-off Paris. Pardonne moi – all of those Freedom people killed, ha suck it peacenik Euro pukes…[record scratch]…err, uhhh liberté egalité fraternité! I’m Franco-phalle! Vive les Big Nose-oise! Western Civilization rules! Yeah sure, you read that right – and you know what else? We already know exactly why this happened. This happened because…duh duh duh: They hate us for our Loving Christian Ways. Well if that isn’t the Chicken McNuggets of veritable truth. Y’okay, whatever, woo hoo! Red white and blue! Thousand foot aircraft carriers! No fly zones! Guided air strikes! Suck it irritable Arab pukes.

Have to say it couldn’t come at a better time, what with the Politics.

“Americans realize that the #1 goal of our government is not to protect the image of Islam. It’s to protect American citizens.”

Mike Huckabee couldn’t get the li’l ole ladies in Li’l Rock to answer Gallup’s phone calls, so it looked as if no one gave him a good god damn. Now the Baptist preacher is targeting followers of a rival religion – how surprising is that? I see a percentage bump in the polls coming, which is totally worth the sectarian cleansing. The guy wants to be president of Amerikkka, fair play to him.

Chris Christie wheels around from the buffet table, and strikes:

This president believes that global leadership is his fight on climate change while we have a quarter of a million people killed in Syria, and while we have now hundreds killed and wounded in the streets of Paris… The misuse of the Pope and the mischaracterization is typical rhetoric from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to disguise the fact that they don’t begin to understand that our first job is to protect the homeland… And now, believe me, there will be someone else to blame if there is an attack on American soil.

Apparently there are Democrats to blame for terrorism in Europe and Asia. As for attacks on American soil…

…it is because of the leadership that was provided by President George W. Bush, by Attorney General John Ashcroft, by Director Mueller at the FBI, and by the U.S. attorneys across this country…that were able to make sure that we didn’t have that happen again.

…Republicans managed to stop the other ones. Yeah there’s a 2001 terrorist attack that really matters, but it doesn’t count (no backsies). Senior year I clanked a free throw that would’ve won the city championship, but I finally made it yesterday [whew]. I was playing for the Driveway Deacons at the time – who wants to know?

“It’s not our obligation to take in all of the challenges of the world,” Bush said following an appearance at Wholly Smokin’ BBQ here Tuesday afternoon.

Says the guy who wants to invade Syria and Iran and send 100,000 American gunners back to you-know-where.

“There aren’t any Christian terrorists in the Middle East; they’re persecuted minorities,” said Bush…

“You can prove you’re a Christian,” he said. “I think you can prove it. If you can’t prove it, you err on the side of caution.”

Walked across the desert he did, with a Bible in each hand. Had a tattoo of Jesus on one arm and Timothy McVeigh on the other. And when he laid a hug on the dusty lad, Jeb couldn’t believe how ripped his abs were. Incidentally who does J.E. Bush think made it possible for ISIS to take over the Middle East – Hezbollah? When he stares across the table at Thanksgiving, whose beady-eye face does he see? Ricochet Rabbit?

Tuesday night, in an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump said he’d been “told by very, very good sources” that among Syrians, “if you’re a Christian, you can’t get into the United States,” but it’s easy “if you’re a Muslim.”

Now the cat’s out of the bag. Caliph Obama has been playing secret politics with an international crisis to favor a people he’s never met but adores from afar – the Musselmen of Aram. Who knew a loudmouth billionaire could outwit the Muslim mind? How taqiyya, President Imam. Verrry taqiyya.


Ben Carson n’ The Psych Exam

Ben Carson is crazy, that much we know. We’re only bickering over whether MAOIs or tricyclics would put the patient back in touch with his senses. Because let’s be honest it’s funny as hell to watch a dog chase its tail but after an hour or so there are ethical considerations. There are also aesthetic considerations vis-a-vis the rug, which I can tell you does not well tolerate vomit (long night). Hey sometimes it’s fun being a liberal…for a few minutes. It’s a thrill to point and laugh…in Nelson Muntz’s world. And would that not be fun? Yourself running with a darting red kite, into a bristling wind atop a towering cliff in crisp Monterey County, aside a crested roiling sea in a boner pill ad, ha ha. Kindness and decency put the Magnificent Frigates of fantasy to ground, now isn’t that better?

Carson provided the world with a stirring account of being feted by his psych professor after being subjected to a cruel fake examination (hyuk-hyuk ‘To see who was the most honest student in the class.’). But the novel-worthy tale of a soul-vetting by the Lord and His Teacher turned out to be his jerk classmates writing for a humor magazine and playing a prank on freshmen.

“When I read about the story in the Wall Street Journal, I immediately said, to my wife and friend, ‘That was the prank we played at the [Yale] Record! And Ben Carson was in the class,’” said Bakal, who noted he wasn’t actually present during the taking of the fake test. “We did a mock parody of the Yale Daily News during the exam period in January 1970, and in this parody we had a box that said: ‘So-and-so section of the exam has been lost in a fire. Professor so-and-so is going to give a makeup exam.’”

“We got a room to do the test in and one of us from the Record impersonated a proctor to give the test,” he said.

And Ben of all people – can you imagine? – ended up being the most gullible.

The new exam, Mr. Carson recalled in the book, was much tougher. All the students but Mr. Carson walked out.

“The professor came toward me. With her was a photographer for the Yale Daily News who paused and snapped my picture,” Mr. Carson wrote. “ ‘A hoax,’ the teacher said. ‘We wanted to see who was the most honest student in the class.’ ” Mr. Carson wrote that the professor handed him a $10 bill.

Yale’s ‘most honest student’ was so stupid he couldn’t grasp he was the butt of a joke. To this day he doesn’t understand what happened. The pranksters apparently felt so sorry for him, the world’s biggest pigeon, that they put a ten-spot in his pocket and shooed him out the door with a broom. He still believes (really!) that he earned the admiration and praise of his psych professor and His Eminence, and that such an thing comes with a front page photograph, a few bucks of well-deserved reward, and a presidential nomination after recounting the story in a gripping autobiography. Ben ignores the evidence that he was a fool, Ben rather assumes he was chosen by God.

It is tempting to want to compare Carson with the fanciful liberator of Buchenwald, Ronald Reagan, in his benighted second term, during which Don Regan probably had to take Li’l Ronnie by the hand from time to time to relieve the WWII hero. But the current GOP frontrunner has been this way his entire life.


How can a lunatic become president?

I don’t think it matters at all how obviously mentally ill Ben Carson is or how absurd his defensive behavior becomes. He’s just an extreme version of what any wingnut is, so I’m sure it’s all fine by them. Rather I get the sense that this psychological tailspin of his is rather endearing. It may be obvious to most Americans now that his storybook life – outside his occupation – is a garish lie, but I’m sure many of the pro-war/death penalty/Rocky VII nuts feel like they’ve been in his shoes before. I’m sure there are millions of red state ‘muricans who read these mal-agnoses of Dr. Sincere and shed a few hot tears. They’ll love him all the more for standing his low ground and fighting back:

“Wait a minute, don’t lie! I never said that I received a full scholarship. Nowhere did I say that. Politico, as you know, told a bold-faced lie.”

Nowhere he says? Oops well maybe he’s got us. A book can’t be said to be a place, can it? Gifted Hands, page 67:

“Afterward, Sgt. Hunt introduced me to General Westmoreland, and I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners. Later I was offered a full scholarship to West Point.”

In You Have a Brain:

“I also represented the Junior ROTC at a dinner for Congressional Medal of Honor winners, marched at the front of Detroit’s Memorial Day parade as head of an ROTC contingent, and was offered a full scholarship to West Point.”

But here he’s busted. Charlie Rose tapes his interviews in New York, which is definitely somewhere. We even know when Ben said this – October 9th, less than a month ago:

“Long story short, it worked, I did it. I was offered a full scholarship to West Point, got to meet General Westmoreland, go to congressional medal of honor dinners, but decided really my pathway would be medicine.”

And General Westmoreland wasn’t affiliated with West Point. And they don’t offer scholarships. And he was nowhere near Detroit back in 1969 on Memorial Day. And have you seen the decor in Ben’s house?

poverbs 22.4

Ben’s so awesome he doesn’t even bother to spell. He just shorthands his life lessons and expects you to keep up. The poverbial genis. Ben with his little buddy:

ben and his little buddy

And his One True God:

Dr. Ben


How can a lunatic become president?

It is 1965. Well, more or less. The first lady’s first name is “Lady Bird”, NASA’s Ed White is the first American to walk in space, and first among its peers on television is the Andy Griffith Show – in brilliant black and white. Britain’s Winston Churchill passes away, Tampa’s Clearwater Beach sees the birth of The Twist, and New York’s 17 year-old phenom Lew Alcindor conquers city basketball then begins a cross-country trek to UCLA.

But lurking beneath all of this energy and enthusiasm, there is more. Unbeknownst to most there is a hidden menace stalking the American landscape. Beyond the War in Vietnam, or the race riots in the ghettos of the inner city, beyond even the sinister presence of the next president, Richard Nixon, there is this: The senseless violence of fourteen year-old Ben Carson. Soon to culminate in attempted murder…

…punching a classmate in the face with his hand wrapped around a lock, leaving a bloody three-inch gash in the boy’s forehead; attempting to attack his own mother with a hammer following an argument over clothes; hurling a large rock at a boy, which broke the youth’s glasses and smashed his nose; and, finally, thrusting a knife at the belly of his friend with such force that the blade snapped when it luckily struck a belt buckle covered by the boy’s clothes.

“I was trying to kill somebody,” Carson said, describing the incident…

yes. We know. And we shake our heads in shame at a more naive, permissive era. At a time when folks greeted each other with a “Good Day!”, and always left their front doors unlocked, and apparently didn’t particularly care whether or not their 14 year-old sons staggered home like zombies after Bennie The Blade tried to eviscerate them. Back in those days, when a teacher saw a student walk into their classroom covered in blood from a gaping head wound, they simply thought, “Kids.”

But nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described…

Gerald Ware, a classmate at Southwestern High School said he was “shocked” to read about the violence in Carson’s book. “I don’t know nothing about that,” said Ware, who still lives in southwestern Detroit. “It would have been all over the whole school.”…

Carson’s campaign adviser and business manager, Armstrong Williams, declined repeated requests by CNN to provide details…”Why would anyone cooperate with your obvious witch hunt?” Williams wrote in an email last Friday. “No comment and moving on…… Happy Halloween!!!!!”

Carson, the famed neurosurgeon and current frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, prayed to God after the bungled murder and thankfully – for everyone involved – changed his ways. But the picture that CNN draws of the demented Ben during his worst days is not a pretty one:

Friends and classmates interviewed by CNN in recent weeks, however, recalled Carson as quiet, bookish and nerdy.

“He got through his day trying not to be noticed,” Robert Collier said.

Bennie 'The Blade' Carson (in glasses), third from left

“I remember him having a pocket saver. He had thick glasses [third from left]. He was skinny and unremarkable.”

Brad Wilson remembered him as an obedient child who would not defy his mother’s rule against crossing the street, even when she wasn’t around to enforce it. He would not even cross the street to ride bikes alongside his friend, Wilson said. Instead the two would wheel around the block — both on their own sides of the street.

Mother making Ben bike circles around his own block…perhaps now we understand why he tried to bash her head in. And why Ben attempted to gut his friend, who probably taunted him from across the street and got a dented belt-buckle for his clowning. In all this, you’d have thought somebody would have noticed the homicidal ninth grader. Like principals, or police detectives. Coroners, or trauma surgeons. Interpol, for one, had an office at the U.N.

Carson then responded that the only people who would know about the encounters were the people who were victims.

“‎Why would anybody know about, you know, private incidents like that?” Carson said. “I was generally a nice person. It’s just that I had a very bad temper so unless you were the victim of that temper why would you know?”


How can a lunatic become president?

Here’s the pyramid of Pepi I (reign 2332-2287 B.C.) and the burial chamber within:

Pepe I pyramid and burial chamber

Inscribed there, at great length, you see the hieroglyphic text accompanying his highness. One small part reads:

Ho, Pepi! You have gone that you may become akh and take control as a god, as Osiris’s replacement. You have your ba within you, your control about you, your crown atop you, your Pale Crown atop your shoulders.

Now – Ben Carson:

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said in taped remarks first reported by Buzzfeed on Wednesday. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it.”

I think a pharaoh destined to replace Osiris – the god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead – qualifies as “big.” I’m not Egyptian or anything, I just get it. But let’s take Carson seriously for a moment.

Estimated size of the Great Pyramid of Giza: 92 million cubic feet. The open spaces inside, the king’s and queen’s chamber, the grand gallery and the access tunnels, are probably only around 100,000 cubic feet combined. This means that only about .001 of Khufu’s grand muni project, the Heavy Pointed Hopper (Mason’s Local vulture), could store anything at all. That’s like having a 50 foot grain silo and filling all but the last 5/8″ of it with limestone. Say what you will about this Joseph, but practical he wasn’t. Ben Carson is nuts.


Try looking at it from down here

For some people Global Warming is a very serious problem. Just how does one argue that an entire planet is completely wrong? How does a body persuade both the empyrean and the morons that they’re all stupid? Getting the best of millions of scammy scientists and billions of pointless people isn’t very easy – don’t even start me on the weather. This job, frankly, sucks.

Well friends don’t count out Assrocket and the fun bunch over at Powerline (hungh!). They are really doing their best. They’ve just now stumbled across – maybe – what could be the toppermost topper for all the nattering nerds who think ‘Global Warming’ is some sort of thing.

steven global warming solved

Steven Hayward is the genius who came up with the capper. It’s his job to claim that the Earth is exactly the same as it ever was, and he does that one thing well. Look closely enough and you can see him closing an eye, lifting his fingers to his face, and making the pincer thing as he’s crushing your head (he’s crushing your head).

When I make charts and graphs, I generally make it a practice to scale the vertical axis of a chart from zero (0) to the upper bound of the range. Compressing a chart’s vertical axis can be grossly misleading.For example, the usual chart the climatistas display of ambient atmospheric carbon dioxide levels looks like this:

rising co2

Oooh—that looks scary! Look how fast CO2 is rising!

Tee-hee! As if. Yes, okay, it is in fact true that global atmospheric CO2 is rising and Steve-O can’t argue otherwise but NAAH NAAH I’M NOT LISTENING. And if you’re like him you’re really sick and tired of seeing the same panicky data points displayed the same way (lies). So here’s what they’ve started doing over at Powerline (rowr!): The boyz are making their own graphs. That’s right, they’ve become an indie craft-science operation. So go on and take yourself a seat, smoke yourself a bowl, and before you know it you’ll have your very own burlwood actuary table. Now everybody put your hands together, and sing: A spoonful of sugar helps the data-hoax go down…

Here’s the chart I typically use when displaying the same data, but with the vertical axis starting at zero, and indications of the bounds of pre-industrial CO2 and where the level of a doubling will be:

stevens new CO2-chart

You see now? Almost nothing is happening on Earth! It’s true! And all it took to prove that was to extend the axis of a single graph to zero. Well – to extend ONE of the graph’s two axes down to zero. If you extend BOTH of the graph’s axes to zero, as I did here, then…

CO2 AD zero-zero

…oh shoot. The ‘Global Warming’ thing comes right back. Kinda like the rabbit that crawls into your tophat then pops out of your tuxedo pocket. Really a decent trick, a round of applause for Stevie everyone, but those jillions of tons of carbon dioxide didn’t just vanish. Does our Steven even remotely understand this? No! Hooray!

Likewise, the typical chart of the global average temperature is usually displayed this way:

[Temperature Lies]

Whoa! We’re all gonna fry!

But what if you display the same data with the axis starting not just from zero, but from the lower bound of the actual experienced temperature range of the earth? I had never thought of this until an acquaintance sent it along today:

stevens new temperature chart

Ha! This is the most stable temperature-place in all the universe! Nothing ever happens on Earth, VERY BORING. And all Stevinator had to do to prove it was make a proper graph, one where 0 degrees Fahrenheit was included. Because ZERO is a number that’s important (see also: -18 degrees Celsius and 255 degrees Kelvin). From now on any time we see a temperature graph it better be anchored at zero Fahrenheit, where the Earth is a frosty ball of ice, the sea life have all become Gorton’s fishsticks and nothing above ground can survive.

That’s a great idea, right? Not at all the stupidest thing ever. I don’t see why this can’t be extended to everything, ever. So to demonstrate the power (arrgh!) and wisdom of his method, I thought I’d make a temperature graph of Steven’s internet baby. As you know, new fathers can be a bit mystified as to How Babies Work, so you can certainly understand what the Steve-meister was trying to do. Just how hot is my baby, relative to Zero? Let’s take a look. Here’s how a hoax-fever overtook his little kid between the hours of breakfast and dinner:

stephen's hot baby in one graph

How…confusing. The graph shows that Steven’s internet baby has experienced only a moderate warming over the hours – and this is good, right? I mean who needs a chilly baby? Or a year-round Arctic ice cap, for that matter? Babies are meant to be pink and warm and capable of growing bananas in the winter, of course. But for some strange reason Steven’s baby has become lately quiet, and stiff. What could possibly be wrong with it? Hey baby, stop playing liberal games with Daddy! Wake up! Don’t pretend you can’t hear me, get up right now.

Oh dear. Sorrily, I’m afraid that’s it. Poor Steven has been cursed with the worst of life’s epic tragedies – a lazy baby. I have to say, this is all quite sad. On top of all that, Steven’s been cursed with a peculiar way of deliberately mis-understanding ‘facts’, and ‘reality’, and then pretending he’s smart. But then there are those people who think that sort of thing is fucking brilliant. Yes, some people suck.


Goldberg does care about black people

Ben Carson is black and that should count for something…in 2016. That’s what Jonah Goldberg is shit-talking in the pages of the National Review. That your computer doesn’t catch fire at the moment of clicking the link is remarkable.

One could argue that he’s even more authentically African-American than Barack Obama, given that Obama’s mother was white and he was raised in part by his white grandparents…

Meanwhile, Carson grew up in Detroit, the son of a very poor, very hard-working single mother.

Where is Jonah going with this mess? After he levels Obama with the observation that his mother isn’t ghetto, (she’s white, people…[pause]…ipso facto he’s white – U been JBerged!) Jonah goes after the Sovereign’s newspapers, who have been hiding the fact, in the midst of America’s dirty little ethnic war, that the Tories frequently profess a profound love for the oddball Mahatma (see? *noogie*) in between their morning and 4 o’clock teas. Sometimes they even praise the coolies between beatings in the National Review, though they require such things regularly y’know.

The New York Times is even reluctant to refer to him as a doctor. The Federalist reports that Jill Biden, who has a doctorate in education, is three times more likely to be referred to as “Dr.” in the Times as brain surgeon Carson. If the Times did that to a black Democrat, charges of racism would be thick in the air.

Look at the way Jonah refers to Doctor Paul Krugman. And what he deigns to call Doctor Rachel Maddow. But I’m guessing I’m Not Charlie Rose!, or something, fart.

ADD: In case you were wondering, “Does Jonah Goldberg even know what hypocrisy is?”

jonah n tarantino

‘Deed he do.


Politics, free speech and Ben Carson’s kampf

Today Ben Carson sat down with ersatz model for Picasso’s Weeping Women, Glenn Beck, and the two had a little chat about politics. At one point Beck asked the candidate to flex his anti-gubmint muscles by telling listeners which of the federal departments he would shutter once he became president.

…Beck asked whether Carson would shut down the Department of Education. Carson responded that he had a plan to make the federal agency useful.

Carson’s new Education Department? Would look a bit like the old Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.

“I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do,” Carson said. “It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.”

Carson’s Ministry would police all higher education for what he famously hates: Political bias. Well, anyone could certainly understand why – his own political biases recently landed him on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of extremists. He was shocked – shocked – by what they did:

“It’s worked to shut people up because they are afraid that they might be on their list,” Carson said in response to O’Reilly’s claim…

Shaken by his near-death experience with contrasting political opinions, Carson spoke with epic humility and wisdom:

“We need to be in a place where people feel free to express themselves and not to be intimidated by political correctness. It’s destroying our nation,” Carson continued, “and there is a reason that our founders, one of the very first amendment freedom of speech, freedom of expression.”

Exactly. Which is why, when he says this:

…Carson said if people want to know the truth about President Obama, they should simply “read ‘Mein Kampf’ and read the works of Vladimir Lenin.” “Mein Kampf,” of course, was written by Adolf Hitler…

Carson has previously claimed that Obama wants to turn America into Nazi Germany and a Gestapo-like state, warning that “we live in a Gestapo age.”

That’s fine. Because Ben is only exercising his First Amendment rights. But if a college student should criticize his administration for monitoring what everyone says then deciding what is acceptable speech, in this manner:

President Carson is a fucking Nazi!

That’s bad. And Carson’s Department of Education will pull the student’s federal loan funding then ask for its money back. Because a politician talking shit at Newsmax is freedom, but a sophomore talking shit at Oberlin College is politics. Given Ben’s feelings, I think you can understand.


Netanyahu with the bludgeon in the library

This is fascinating. Eminent Israeli World War II historian and occasional prime minister-for-life Benjamin Netanyahu has made a startling discovery as to the cause of the Holocaust. And he’s just now shared it with us, and with the rest of the world. Pull the Wite-Out from your desk, fetch your copy of “History of the 20th Century for Dummies” and get yourself ready.

…this attack and other attacks on the Jewish community in 1920, 1921, 1929, were instigated by a call of the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was later sought for war crimes in the Nuremberg trials because he had a central role in fomenting the final solution. He flew to Berlin. Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, “If you expel them, they’ll all come here.” “So what should I do with them?” he asked. He said, “Burn them.”

So. Rather than the Third Reich, it was the Palestinians who were – pardon me, a Palestinian – ultimately responsible for the murder of six million Jews. What a surprising turn. Well this fits in nicely obliquely in the fourth dimension not at all with what we already know.

The phrase “complete solution of the Jewish question” was first uttered by Nazi leader Hermann Goering who gave the task to SS General Reinhardt Heydrich on July 31st, 1941. The killing centers in Poland were organized under so-called Operation Reinhard, and work on these units began in October 1941, a month before the Mufti visited Jerusalem.

Apparently the Final Solution had already begun by the time Netanyahu claims Hitler was puzzling over the mass murder/mass exodus question. But then the mean ole’ Mufti swung by and talked him into accepting the plan (…already underway). Who knew? An untermensch could hold such sway with Adolf, really remarkable.