Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Self described 'Feminist Mom' freaks when 3 year old boy acts like a boy...

As Milo Yiannopoulos and Steven Crowder report, Leah McLaren a self described "feminist mom" claims her three year old son is "too gendered" so she is going to enroll him in ballet. First of all, isn't Ms. McLaren being a bit of a troglodyte to assume that the cure to being "too gendered" is ballet?  I am not even sure what the term "too gendered" means, other than this woman thinks a boy acting like a boy is a bad thing.  Some people shouldn't be parents.

Fortunately, ballet won't hurt this kid (can't say the same for the impact mom might have over him in the long run). Serious male ballet dancers end up being very fit and it is a world that, for the straight guy, is "target rich" as they say. Even if chain smoking waif dancing partners don't do it for him (which is what many ballerinas are), there are lots of attractive women fans who are really into male ballet dancers.
Ballet is fine, but avoid too much vodka...

Ella Fitzgerald: Bewitched

This is a great song by Rogers and Hart from Pal Joey and Ella just nails it...

Powerline: How High The Moon

Pundette: Swingin' with Irving

Mark Steyn: Angel Eyes

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra: Necessity and Angel Eyes

Necessity is from Finian's Rainbow, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and music by Burton Lane

Happy Birthday Ella!  It's her 100th today!

After the fun with the Frank Sinatra centennial, we can revisit this golden era again and celebrate the achievements of Ella Fitzgerald. She was a wonderful performer and one of the great voices of the century.

Angel Eyes, lyrics by Earl Brent and music by Matt Dennis

Robert Persig RIP

The way to solve the conflict between human values and technology needs is not to run away from technology. That's impossible. The way to resolve the conflict is to break down the barriers of dualistic thought that prevent a real understanding of what technology is--not an exploitation of nature, but a fusion of nature and the human spirit into a new kind of creation that transcends both.
Robert M. Pirsig

CBS Minnesota: Author Robert Persig dead at 88

Harley Davidson Forms: Quotes from 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' 

Wombat: Mark Steyn: Aux Champs Elysees…, also, The Graduate and Weasel Zippers: Three Daesh Fighters Killed By Rampaging Wild Boars In Iraq, also, New York Times Editor Says Paper Won’t Use Term “Female Genital Mutilation” Because It’s “Culturally Loaded”

Who Sabotaged Hillary Clinton?

We all know Hillary Clinton was a fundamentally flawed candidate, but maybe those closest to her really wanted her to lose...

There are a lot of "what ifs." Here's one, what if Bill Clinton decided not to meet Loretta Lynch on that plane (or did not get caught doing so), would Comey had made the public statements he made about the investigation?  Or did Obama cost her the election due to his un-favorability (actually that was a huge factor). 

I am just getting a kick out the media starting to blame Hillary for the fate of the Democrats. She of course has a lot of the responsibility, but certainly not all of it. There are a lot of things that played into this. But I am pretty sure Mrs. Clinton is the type who if sinking will drag down anyone close.  

TOM: Police investigate Eric Clanton over Bezerkely Riot (you guys will get Trump re-elected)

Who Leaked About Tomi Lahren's Butt Pads?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Heather Nauert is the new State Department Spokesperson

Killing Fox News

EBL: Killing O'Reilly

James Murdoch wants to follow the CNN model, assuming its current followers will go along for the ride. Roger Ailes recognized the opportunity of being center right (Despite the wailing of the left, Fox News was never hard right). Why you would change a news model that has been so successful is mind boggling, but there is a reason there is the phrase: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs.” In China, “Wealth never survives three generations.”

I am not particularly a Bill O'Reilly fan (I have to agree with Stacy McCain on this). I am not defending the accusations against O'Reilly, the full extent they are true I do not know. O'Reilly was never really a conservative, more of a populist Republican really, but he did remind me of people I knew growing up (he had that going for him). I doubt Bill O'Reilly leaving will in itself fundamentally change Fox. But it is a symptom of things to come and I think we will see a major shift at Fox News well beyond O'Reilly (and it probably won't be good).

So Megyn Kelly missed her opportunity to steer the new course (she should have taken the money and stayed put). Will Tucker Carlson stay to the right or shift with with new management? That remains to be seen and a lot of it will depend on ratings and what the Murdoch wives think of him.

The hypocrisy of the left when it comes to shenanigans on its side really knows no bounds...

Don Surber: Lesson of O'Reilly's End

American Thinker: Justice for Bill O'Reilly

Powerline: In Re O'Reilly Parts OneTwoThree and Four

The Other McCain: Regime Change & Goodbye Megyn Kelly

NYT: With O'Reilly Out, Fox Rivals See A Chance To Move In

Rush Limbaugh: O'Reilly's departure not natural, it was a campaign

100% Fed Up: Leftists Wives of the Murdoch Boys calling the shots at Fox

American Power: Debbi Schlüssel is Psycho Scum and Malkin with Hannity

Lem's Place: Sean Hannity accused of sexually harassing Debbie Schlussel?

AoSHQ: Media get fired up about Schlussel but NBC does not know what to do with MeAgain Kelly

Instapundit: Maddow poised to be big winner over O'Reilly outsterThe plot thickens with Schlussel,  Should Trump fire Spicer and hire O'Reilly? (actually Trump could do better, but it would be fun), Sounds like Fox News is Doomedit's time to stop jumping..., and Think of them as Democrat Operatives with Bylines

Rush Limbaugh: Trump blew up conservative media?, O'Reilly out at Fox, Why are Left Wing media personalities never the target of ad boycotts?

Family Security Matters: What's happening with Fox News?

Young Conservatives: Why O'Reilly was fired

Legal Insurrection: Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News and Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t

Hollywood Reporter: There has always been a bit of drama with the Murdochs

The Hill: Hannity: Liberal fascists trying to silence every conservative voice

Powerline: Maybe President Trump should pay less attention to the news

Mark Steyn: Stay quiet and you'll be okay...O'Reilly never got it

Milo: Media hypocrisy and Sean Hannity Fights Back

WND: O'Reilly says: The Truth Will Come Out

Right Wing News: It won't end with O'Reilly

Money:  Will Fox News stay right?

Hot Air Hannity fights back

Don Surber: Fake News

SDA: Killing O'Reilly

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel Yom HaShoah

Why Hillary Clinton Lost: Robby Mook

[I]n spite of a few lonely voices (including Bill Clinton’s), the Clinton campaign assumed it could win with a coalition of minorities and college-educated whites and so focused on that. Bill Clinton and many state Democratic operatives kept pushing for campaign visits and efforts among white working-class voters, but Mook saw that as a waste of resources and not fitting into his model. While there were some post-convention scares in the polls, almost everyone on the Clinton campaign thought they had this sewn up — until early returns from Florida started coming in on Election Night: 
No, [Steve] Schale explained, Trump’s numbers [in Florida] weren’t just big, they were unreal. In rural Polk County, smack-dab in the center of the state, Hillary would collect 3,000 more votes than Obama did in 2012 — but Trump would add more than 25,000 to Mitt Romney’s total. In Pasco County, a swath of suburbs north of Tampa-St. Petersburg, Trump outran Romney by 30,000 votes. . .  
All over the state, the returns looked the same. Schale and [Craig] Smith knew there just weren’t enough votes left in Democratic territory to offset the Trump surge.
Even before Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were called by the networks for Trump, it became clear that Mook’s analytic model had failed and that Clinton had lost, leading to her concession call to Donald Trump at 2:40 am ET.
Wow. I had no idea that Robby Mook was a Russian.

EBL: Hillary Shattered, but still out there and Hillary Clinton Election Night Admission

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Judge Alex Kozinski

I happened to catch the Alex Kozinski segment on Sixty Minutes.  

I generally liked it. I am a fan of Judge Kozinski and appreciate his libertarian impulses. I suspect Sixty Minutes cut a lot out, but over all did not trash him.  There is more at Sixty Minutes Overtime.

Then And Now...After A Hard Day Engaging Fascists

Charles Martel and the Battle of Tours

Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)