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Best GQ Correction Ever

Edit: An earlier version of this article used a headline noting that Trump had publicly called for the death penalty in the New York attack, but not the Las Vegas shooting in particular. That discrepancy is probably related to the fact that the Las Vegas shooter is dead. We regret the error.


 h/t Glenn Reynolds and Stephen Miller (not Steve "Guitar" Miller)

Too Deep in the Bubble to See the Internal Contradiction

OK, I'm already tired of opinion pieces on guns and gun control in the wake of the horrible massacre in Las Vegas, but I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the nation so I read them from time to time still. Like this one today: We Don't Need Your Prayers in Sin City. We Need Gun Control.

Of course, like all the opinion pieces on the left it contains not a single good idea for stopping very evil men (usually men are the mass murderers) from killing and wounding scores and hundreds of people. But this jumped out at me. Here's a quote from the first paragraph of the piece:

I was one of the first to arrive at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday because I was there to review the concert for the Las Vegas Weekly. I passed through the metal detector without thinking about it. (Emphasis added). OK, so the concert was a gun free zone and they had ticket holders pass through a metal detector so the concert security teams could make sure none of the people there to listen to c…

Jon Snow is a Terrible Tactician

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I like Jon Snow's character a lot but I have to say that he has not been a very able general. I'm not talking about his ability to fight with a sword (although he was stabbed to death in one episode). Let's go back to his first foray against the Dead and White Walkers in Hardhome (S5, E8). The Wildings and Night Watch gets their ass kicked and are only saved from being surrounded and killed to the last man because they have small boats available to take them out to the safety of the bigger ships. A lot of seasoned warriors know that when ever you're in enemy territory, it's probably a good idea to send out scouts, establish OPs and LPs so that the enemy doesn't sneak up and take you unawares. Snow never seems to get with the program here.

Then there is the liet motiv of him letting his troops get completely surrounded so that someone has to come save him out of the blue. It happened in Battle of the Bastardsand on last Sunday's Beyond the Wall. In the comin…

Thought of the Day

Conspiracy theories are the first refuge of failed political movements. When a movement can’t deal with the rottenness in its own ranks, it invents conspiracy theories to explain the ideologically impossible.

If Communism worked, the Soviet Union should have prospered. If Socialism worked, the Obama years should have led to an economic golden age. If the left’s theory of a New Majority displacing old white voters worked, President Hillary Clinton should be on her thousandth executive order by next Tuesday.

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The premise that Hillary Clinton, a candidate whom most Americans rated as untrustworthy, could not have lost the election except through a conspiracy is a belief so delusional that it beggars belief. But it’s either that or admit that her embrace of every crazy left-wing idea that had become trendy in the party had killed any hope of a platform that would appeal outside Berkeley leaving her with nothing to run on except her charm and charisma. And that charm and charisma can’…

Thought of the Day

Oh, meanwhile in Iraq, which never mattered to Democrats, the people who were slicing the heads off dudes, tossing gays off buildings, and selling women into sex slavery, have been annihilated. This happened under the tender loving care of Mad Dog Mattis, the guy who Trump put in command of our armies and who refocused our military away from making it more comfortable for people who don't understand that a penis makes you male to killing our civilization’s enemies.


You might think that the annihilation of ISIS in Iraq would merit a mention, but no. See, in the middle of a political campaign, a campaign was willing to hear out someone promising negative information about an opponent, which, as we all now know, is the worst thing in the history of ever and is treason or something because that’s a useful narrative right this minute. CNN is all over one of these stories. Guess which one.


Go on. Guess.


Kurt Schlichter

Use and Discard

I've been thinking of the left's penchant for using a particular word or phrase, completely ruining it, and then having to replace it with a new word or phrase. Lather, rinse, repeat. 


Examples you ask?


Liberal replaced by Progressive.


Global Warming replaced by Climate Change (because it stopped warming).


Racism replaced by White Nationalism.


I'm not talking about replacing perfectly good words or phrases with PC euphemisms -- like Illegal Alien becoming (in 21st C. newspeak) Undocumented Immigrant. They have documents, just not a current visa, green card or certificate of American citizenship.


Nor am I talking about adding the word 'social' to a perfectly good word to create a nightmare new idea. There is no word that can't be ruined by the addition of social before it. Justice is great; social justice means the worst parts of fascism. Warriors are great; social warriors are progressive pests. Security is great; social security is the world's longest run…

Thought of the Day

Speaking of propaganda, no one had a worse week than CNN.


After the president tweeted a video of him body slamming the CNN logo, the once-great (OK, passable) news network expended more journalistic energy hunting down the maker of that clip than it did investigating anything to do with the Obama administration for the last eight years.


Derek Hunter