Veteran fantasy director has a new movie out starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, and Rupert Everett that's set on an island off the coast of Wales during WWII. From the Los Angeles Times: Commentary: With 'Miss Peregrine,' Tim Burton is just the latest director to shirk a responsibility to diversity... Read More
From Slate: Criminal Allegations in Alicia Machado’s Past Likely Wouldn’t Preclude Citizenship, Expert Says By Ben Mathis-Lilley One of the vague insinuations in Donald Trump's instantly legendary early-morning Friday tweetstorm was that Hillary Clinton was involved in some sort of untoward way in securing United States citizenship for Alicia Machado despite Machado's "disgusting" past ...... Read More
From McClatchy DC: Here’s the real story of how a Miss Universe became part of the presidential race BY ANITA KUMAR Millions of Americans heard the name Alicia Machado for the first time this week in the final minutes of the most-watched presidential debate in history. But there were actually a year’s worth of twists... Read More
From the New York Times: Donald Trump Bashes Alicia Machado Again, Alleging a ‘Sex Tape’ (Without Evidence) By ALAN RAPPEPORT SEPT. 30, 2016 ... Mrs. Clinton responded later in the morning on Twitter by calling Mr. Trump “unhinged” and said his treatment of Ms. Machado was unwarranted. 7h Hillary Clinton ✔ @HillaryClinton This is...unhinged, even... Read More
From the Washington Post: Donald Trump’s flip-flop on Angela Merkel is mind-boggling By Aaron Blake September 29 at 10:27 PM Forty-six days ago, Donald Trump reached beyond America's borders for a bogeywoman to compare Hillary Clinton to: German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “In short, Hillary Clinton wants to be America’s Angela Merkel, and you know what... Read More
From Politico: In swipe at Trump, Clinton names Merkel as her favorite world leader By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 09/29/16 05:47 PM EDT Hillary Clinton trolled two White House opponents with a single response, dinging Gary Johnson and Donald Trump by naming Angela Merkel as her favorite world leader. The Democratic presidential nominee on Thursday joined... Read More
From CBS News: Commentary: The curious case of Alicia Machado By WILL RAHN CBS NEWS September 29, 2016, 12:54 PM As a rule, reporters like to keep their stories interesting, which is why the coverage we’ve seen of Alicia Machado is so curious. This has been the week of Machado, who became famous literally overnight... Read More
From King 5 TV news in the Seattle area: The Cascade Mall shooting suspect, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status. Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote... Read More
Earlier this week, I blogged: Hillary’s got to be figuring the Law of Averages has to finally be on her side with the next bad guy after such a long run of bad luck. Maybe the U. of Illinois party shooter will turn out to be a Young Republican … Is that too much to... Read More
In Vox, Matthew Yglesias explains how carefully Team Clinton plotted to trap Donald Trump at the debate by accusing him of racististically fat-shaming victimized Latina immigrant / new voter Alicia Machado: Hillary Clinton laid a surprisingly intricate trap for Donald Trump, and he blundered into it Updated by Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias firstname.lastname@example.org Sep 27, 2016,... Read More
Commenter SPMoore8 writes: What made the Alicia Gambit so devastatingly bad is that anyone who heard about it would have assumed that Ms Machado was some humble Mexican lady who was just minding her own business. Right, my assumption in listening to the debate was that Hillary's crack campaign staff had caught Trump making fun... Read More
Commenter Kyle says: “Presumably Hillary will promise that if elected, she will establish a Department of Hurt Feelings.” Commenter inertial replies: Department of Microdefense against microaggressions. The frontrunner for Secretary of Microdefense is said to be new MacArthur Genius Claudia Rankine.
One part of Hillary's campaign is to promise to wage war on the Orwellian / Gladwellian concept of racist implicit bias. From the transcript of Monday's debate: HOLT: Secretary Clinton, last week, you said we’ve got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias. Do you believe that police are... Read More
From The Atlantic: Donald Trump's Double Standard on Weight From the “400-pound” hacker to Alicia Machado, the candidate’s denigration of fat people has a long tradition—but may be a liability. SPENCER KORNHABER 10:41 AM ET CULTURE ... Weight seems to be one of Trump’s preoccupations. The debate and its fallout highlighted how he publicly ridiculed... Read More
The Guardian dutifully stays on Hillary's script this morning, even as the arranged narrative collapses around them: Alicia Machado, Miss Universe weight-shamed by Trump, speaks out for Hillary Clinton Clinton made the former Miss Universe turned actor and activist a talking point of the first debate, criticizing Trump’s public comments about her weight Lucia Graves... Read More
From the New York Times: Whether Crime Is Up or Down Depends on Data Being Used By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS SEPT. 27, 2016 The news from the F.B.I. crime data was alarming: The murder rate rose sharply last year, driven by jumps in several major cities. Four urban areas — Baltimore [Freddie Gray], Chicago [Laquan McDonald],... Read More
From my column in Taki's Magazine: Border and Order in the Debate by Steve Sailer September 28, 2016 One hour and one minute into the first presidential debate, Donald Trump finally mentioned, in passing, the word that had gotten him this far: “border.” ... Not surprisingly, Trump’s two opponents, Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt, didn’t... Read More
This is now the top news story on the New York Times home page. Furthermore, the New York Times Editorial Board editorialized: Hillary Clinton’s Everywoman Moment By THE EDITORIAL BOARD SEPT. 27, 2016 ... When Mrs. Clinton finally got to unload what felt like the pent-up frustration of Everywoman, it was powerful. “This is a... Read More
Last night, Hillary Clinton chose to wrap up her debate with the sad story of Alicia Machado, a Latina immigrant victimized by Donald Trump, who had previously been too little known in the English-speaking world: HOLT: Very quickly, because we’re at the final question now. CLINTON: You know, he tried to switch from looks to... Read More
A curious story in the WSJ: Palantir Sued Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination Labor Department says data-mining firm has shown bias against Asian job applicants since at least 2010 By TIM HIGGINS Updated Sept. 27, 2016 1:09 a.m. ET Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department... Read More
I blogged overnight: Hillary’s got to be figuring the Law of Averages has to finally be on her side with the next bad guy after such a long run of bad luck. Maybe the U. of Illinois party shooter will turn out to be a Young Republican … Is that too much to hope for?... Read More
From The Guardian: Murders up 10.8% in biggest percentage increase since 1971, FBI data shows Rising violence in 2015 driven by increase in murders of black men and gun crime, as experts brace for political ‘hysteria’ amid 2016 election Lois Beckett and Aliza Aufrichtig Monday 26 September 2016 09.49 EDT Murders in the US rose... Read More
What do you think? From the New York Times: First Clinton-Trump Debate Is Framed by Rifts Over Race and Gender By PATRICK HEALY and ALEXANDER BURNS SEPT. 25, 2016 Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are spoiling for an extraordinary clash over race and gender that could come as early as Monday’s debate, with both... Read More
Arnold Palmer, the first great champion from 1958-1964 of golf's television age, has died at 87. Arnie wasn't quite as cool as Steve McQueen, but he was close. From Dan Jenkins' Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate on putting: [Jerry] Barber noted that Arnold Palmer never apologized for making anything, the reason being that Arnold thinks... Read More
From Slate: José Fernández Was the Future of Baseball The Marlins’ exuberant, Cuban-born pitcher changed what it means to play the game the right way. By Josh Levin Josh Levin is Slate’s executive editor. José Fernández, the 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher who died this weekend in a boating accident off the coast of Florida, was... Read More
https://youtu.be/OhELEj-J8GU?t=18s The New York Times reported back in February: “If we broke up the big banks tomorrow,” Mrs. Clinton asked the audience of black, white and Hispanic union members, “would that end racism? Would that end sexism? Would that end discrimination against the L.G.B.T. community?,” she said, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and... Read More
From USA Today: Steve Clevenger: How a catcher tweeted his way out of a major league career Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports 9:37 p.m. EDT September 23, 2016 The Seattle catcher is being criticized for a controversial tweet he made about the protesters in Charlotte. USA TODAY The Seattle Mariners, absolutely livid over catcher Steve... Read More
Or, then again, judging from Afghanistan, maybe they are. From the New York Times: Journey From Class Clown to Suspect in Chelsea Bombing By KIM BARKER, PIR ZUBAIR SHAH, JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERGSEPT. 24, 2016 If there was one child Mohammad Rahami had to worry about bringing shame upon the family, it was Ahmad.... Read More
From The Hollywood Reporter: Samantha Bee — whose TBS program Full Frontal has in many ways taken up the mantle of political satire left by her old Daily Show boss Jon Stewart — delivered a stinging rebuke of NBC on her program Monday. The segment was a response to Jimmy Fallon’s friendly Tonight Show interview... Read More
Carl Zimmer links to a subway-style map of human origins according to an Estonian team of geneticists. Papuans are New Guineans. Note, while this kind of thing is getting more definitive, it's still subject to change. The latest reports disagree at the margins. Zimmer writes in the NYT: Examining their data separately, all three groups... Read More
game of the 1988 World Series, the Oakland As are leading the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 with 2 outs in the 9th, one man on, and their closer Dennis Eckersley facing the Dodgers' severely injured MVP Kirk Gibson, pinch-hitting. The count is 3-2. Vin Scully, who is retiring this fall after 69 seasons broadcasting Dodgers... Read More
Internet facilitates jeering from the peanut gallery, which does not make professionals with previously comfortable careers happy. For example, a common joke among mainstream media pundits on Twitter is that the Trump campaign is as if the Comments Section were staging a coup against all that is right and holy. For example, as far as... Read More
From the North Carolina Democratic Party Facebook page: Keith Lamont Scott was shot at 3:54 pm that day. Rioting in Charlotte broke out by 8pm. From the Winston-Salem Chronicle: Mothers of the Movement urge blacks to vote Mothers of the Movement urge blacks to vote September 22 by Cash Michaels FOR THE CHRONICLE They are... Read More
The MacArthur Genius grants were announced and they're the usual weird collection of legitimate nice white lady scientists, such as microbe researcher Diane Newman of Caltech, and hilariously shameless race hustlers, such as Genius T. Coates last year and this year, Claudia Rankine, a poetry professor at Pomona College, who won for her collection of... Read More
From the Steve Harvey radio show: HILLARY CLINTON: Maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, 'Look, this is not who we are.' We have to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias.
A friend told me today about how he first heard the theory that Obama was born in Kenya. It was in January 2008, and a Democratic pollster friend of his, who was in close contact with a well-known 1990s Clinton camp insider (not Sidney Blumenthal), said the word was that Obama wasn't eligible because he... Read More
As we all know, the Zeroth Amendment to the Bill of Rights, as carved on the Statue of Liberty, is that Americans don't have the right to borders because that would discriminate against the civil rights of foreigners to immigrate here. The Zeroth Amendment precedes the First Amendment, by the way, so you don't have... Read More
https://youtu.be/0EyoKB3ZHSc?t=11s From the Washington Post: Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points By John Wagner September 21 at 6:12 PM ORLANDO — Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way... Read More
the WSJ tonight: Man Shot, State of Emergency Declared as Charlotte Protests Continue Protests erupted after a fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday; officials say he was armed Protesters were heard yelling ‘Black lives matter’ and ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ on Tuesday. By VALERIE BAUERLEIN and CAMERON MCWHIRTER September 22, 2016 1096... Read More
From the New York Times: Immigration Reform: Disparate Ideas, Disparate Futures Eduardo Porter ECONOMIC SCENE SEPT. 20, 2016 Under Mr. Trump’s anti-immigrant proposals, the American population would probably shrink to 323 million by 2024, about one million fewer people than today and 22 million fewer people than the Census Bureau’s projections for eight years from... Read More
my new Taki's Magazine column, "Hillary Held Hostage," I point out that Hillary has put herself at the mercy of events by her refusal to moderate her pro-BLM and pro-Muslim immigration stances. Tonight, events don't seem to be flowing in Hillary's favor in Charlotte in the key battleground state of North Carolina. Or then again... Read More
From my column in Taki's Magazine: Hillary Held Hostage by Steve Sailer September 21, 2016 As demonstrated by a weekend of immigrant Muslim terrorism in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey, Mrs. Clinton has left herself a hostage to fortune. While still the overdog in the campaign, her repeatedly passing up opportunities to pivot away... Read More
If you go to Google and type in American inventors you get back from Google pictures of the top American inventors of all time. The #1 American inventor of all time is Lewis Howard Latimer, who, I just learned, worked with both Edison and Bell. Thomas Edison is in 6th place and a well-tanned Alexander... Read More
Andrew Sullivan writes in New York magazine about how he broke down under the strain of blogging: I Used to Be a Human Being An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too. By Andrew Sullivan I didn't see any mention... Read More
From The Atlantic: The People Behind The Apprentice Owe America the Truth About Donald Trump by CONOR FRIEDERSDORF The reality-television show gave millions a misleading impression of the billionaire. NBC has a special obligation to make that clear to voters. ... The producers of The Apprentice edited down hours of footage in ways that obscured... Read More
From Salon: Beware the murder stats: Why the right will use them to smear Black Lives Matter and how the left can fight back WEDNESDAY, SEP 14, 2016 12:12 PM PDT Forthcoming FBI statistics will likely reveal a murder uptick in 2015, but it wasn't caused by Black Lives Matter DANIEL DENVIR It is a... Read More
From Mediaite: Reporter Asks Clinton Whether Terror Attacks Were Secret Russian Plot to Get Trump Elected by Alex Griswold | 1:05 pm, September 19th, 2016 VIDEO 250 Bloomberg Politics reporter Jennifer Epstein asked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a press conference Monday whether she believed the previous weekend’s terrorist attacks in New York and... Read More
It appears that scavengers hoping to snag cool discarded duffel bags found the bombs planted on both 27th Street in Manhattan and at the Elizabeth train station in New Jersey and alerted the authorities before anyone could be killed. So we've got the Department of Homeless Security going for us, which is nice. Meanwhile, the... Read More
From NJ.com (first 15 seconds are the best, language NSFW): https://youtu.be/YquUrglB1uQ From NBC News: Device Explodes in New Jersey, 5 People Questioned in New York Bombing Investigation by MIGUEL ALMAGUER, ALEX JOHNSON, TOM WINTER, RICHARD ESPOSITO and JONATHAN DIENST ELIZABETH, N.J. — A device exploded early Monday as a bomb squad robot examined a suspicious... Read More
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The IRS has issued instructions regarding Bitcoins. I’m having Coinbase immediately turn all Bitcoins I receive into U.S. dollars and deposit them in my bank account. At the end of the year, Coinbase will presumably send me a 1099 form for filing my taxes.
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