I hate the thought of spending time this week bitching about King Crybully David Hogg again, but there’s always more. He has apparently claimed his first conservative scalp with forcing Laura Ingraham to apologize for making fun of his failure to get into his chosen colleges.
She may yet be out at Fox News, as advertisers are still dropping her despite the fact that she apologized. This is the reason that I don’t think any conservative should ever submit to the SJW mob, sorry to say, even when they’re wrong. All it does is put blood in the water and set off a frenzy. If you want to know why so many of us who voted for Trump never care that he doesn’t apologize for anything he says or does, look no further than the behavior of your own mobs to understand why, progressive folks. Needless to say, I don’t think Ingraham should have apologized nor did she say anything worse about Hogg than I have.
There isn’t much I can add on my commentary about Hogg. He’s allowed to call NRA members “murderers”, wage targeted harassment campaigns on Twitter, lie on national television, and throw out profanity-laced tirades against “old ass parents” without consequence. He’s fully protected. Yet any attempt to call him out for anything, even something he, himself, has mentioned on Twitter as a public figure is beyond the pale.
I think he’s going to hang himself with all of the rope he’s being given. I hope so, anyway. It’s clear that he hasn’t been given merely a fifteen minutes of fame. We’re going to be stuck with his antics for a long time to come.
There’s very little sympathy from me for Hogg or Gonzalez and what they went through at Parkland. They have long since abandoned any justification for pity by their horrible rhetoric, revelry in celebrity, vicious attacks, and exposure as bullies. Bullies, both before and after the massacre.
Before you say, “Aw, WG, you can’t say you don’t have any pity for these survivors! You asshole.” My response to that is that nobody cares that Laura Ingraham is a breast cancer survivor. She’s a public figure and an opinionated one at that. She is still held accountable for her statements, despite any sympathy she might have ever deserved. I would just like to see the same standard held to the Parkland survivors. There’s no excuse for their behavior.
Not that my opinion matters. Yours doesn’t either, you stupid peasant. There’s only one thing that dictates our national politics. What? No, it’s not Russian trolls on social media. It’s having lots and lots of money and influence. Science confirms.
h/t: Judge Dredd, pro se. It’s an older study, but still relevant.
Speaking of misuse of power and authority on a David Hoggian level, details of former Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe’s misconduct are starting to leak out from the upcoming IG report.https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/979547825934565376
Like I said earlier in the week, the FBI is rotten from top to bottom. If the FBI is to be saved as an institution (and I don’t think it should be), then it must begin with accountability. It starts with indicting McCabe. We’ve already seen the harm that can come from official malpractice at the hands of the FBI, from terror suspects walking free to mass killers left unchecked. Restore accountability. Make the FBI afraid and it can serve the public.
In that vein, Deputy AG Rosenstein is feeling some pressure from Congress over the DOJ slow-walking some documentation that it would very much like to see.
When the DOJ and the FBI don’t have to demand documentation and responses from these officials is when you’ll know that the problem has been fixed. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: any official who doesn’t comply with our representatives’ attempts to provide proper oversight should be immediately impeached. The rest will get the message. Throw them out of office, terminate their benefits, and end their careers.
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One thing I’m sorry to see end is Right Thinking from the Left Coast. JimK has announced that it will be shutting down in a week. Please swing by and share your final thoughts. Much appreciation is due to both JimK and Hal for keeping the lights on, as well as our own Rich Taylor. Praise them with great praise!
Slowly but surely, big names are abandoning Facebook over its abhorrent privacy practices.
The company is under federal investigation. Is Zuckerberg going to get the Martha Stewart treatment?
Then there’s President Trump. He, uh, didn’t…really say much this week, did he? That’s unusual. About all there was is the ongoing Stormy Daniels revenge porn, I guess. Can’t say I care about it though. Then there’s the new VA head. Some Russian diplomats were expelled over the UK nerve gas
false flag assassination attempt, right?
Oh, yeah, there was one thing Trump said this week that got my attention.
Hell, yes. I love it and that’s the foreign policy I voted for. Killing ISIS jihadists serves our national interests, sure (although I still think the war over there lacks legal basis and don’t see why nobody has bothered with Congressional approval for it since 2014). If there aren’t any there anymore, then there’s nothing for us to do. Let someone who gives a damn do the nation-building.
There’s some basketball thing going on. I like to see KU do well and am glad they made it to the Final Four since I have many alumni among my family. I suppose this’ll be a bad week to remind my family that I have a graduate certificate from Villanova.
My region will be undergoing some snow showers and freezing rain over the next 24 hours. I’ll have to run out to the garden when it blows in and throw a tarp over the chives and strawberries.
We’ll be enjoying our family Easter dinner by a roaring fire. This year, we’re foregoing the usual ham with a pork loin. I hope all of you have a Happy Easter with your loved ones. Or that you get an extra day off and spend it playing video games or whatever you people do.
On the topic of religion, let’s close with some speculation about the fate of the Ark of the Covenant.
What had you outraged, depressed, entertained, or aroused this week? What are you doing for Easter?