April 15, 2019

"There's no news. Have you noticed that?... There's no news. How much better a President can you be than to make the news go away?"



"This is something no President has ever done before.... Name another President who's so good, he made the news go away."

I listened to that yesterday, and I'm remembering it this morning and choosing to post it because I'm looking for news to blog and I can't find anything.

ADDED: I am still looking. I was picking over stories and the closest I got were: 1. Somewhere they're teaching cursive writing again, 2. Some people don't watch "Game of Thrones" (and can be called "Never Throners"), 3. Bibi Andersson died, 4. Some people aren't good at riding electric bikes, and 5. Criticizing Ilhan Omar might endanger her.

130 comments:

rehajm said...

No news is good news.

rehajm said...

The old memes aren’t working, the recycled memes that aren’t working aren’t working. They’ll think of something.

Shouting Thomas said...

Pax Trumpiana.

MikeR said...

I think the thousands of people at the Mexican border is surely very big news. Only no one wants to cover it honestly.

MayBee said...

Truth

bozonomous said...

There was a period when no news was called voter apathy. It was displayed on the news a a bad thing.

whitney said...

Nobody's blogging or writing about the black man that threw the five year old white boy off a third-story balcony at Mall of America. That seems to have a wall of Silence around it. Imagine the noise if the races has been reversed

whitney said...

http://m.startribune.com/boy-thrown-over-railing-at-mall-of-america-remains-hospitalized/508537922/

Ann Althouse said...

@whitney

I tried your URL and hit a paywall. Can't blog about what I can't see. I'm not going to subscribe to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Danno said...

Remains hospitalized?? The story I read StP PP said he was clinging to his life.

MikeR said...

"Criticizing Ilhan Omar might endanger her." Yeah, that one is bizarre.
"Did Trump say anything worse about Omar than what you personally have said many times about Trump?"
I'd hope that the American people see through this kind of nonsense, but I'm losing faith in what the American people can see through.

whitney said...

Ann, Google it

Shouting Thomas said...

So, the Dems only have fabricated bigotry, financial jealousy and hatred of America to run on.

Ann Althouse said...

Okay, I found the CNN story.

The reason I would not blog that story is that it's an isolated violent crime which would be selected for its inflammatory emotional value. Though I do regularly blog stories where animals attack people, I pass on individual acts of violence even when there are titillating points of interest such as an attack that occurs where people generally feel safe (a mall), a little child is hurt, or some people seem to be pushing it because of something racial about it.

There are thousands of crimes in America every day. What makes one of them bloggable? I follow my approach and feel very secure in the quality of my choices.

Wilbur said...

I've never watched Game of Thrones, don't know what it's about or where to watch it.

But I'm not a never-Throner or whatever it's called. If someone else wants to watch it, fine with me, just like any other show or movie.

iowan2 said...

"Omar fears for her safety"

She is not a congressman practicing for a softball game. And She will be OK as long has she refrains from mowing her lawn.

Some congress critters do understand being the target of assassination. Omar is comically unaware of her place in all of this.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm especially not interested in evil things done by people who are mentally ill.

That Mall of America man showed signs of mental problems in the past.

It's not a story about race in America and I don't like seeing people push the story that way.

David Begley said...

Tiger won the Masters. Nebraska won the Spring game.

narciso said...

It's a vicious brutal series Hobbes nasty British and short world in living color,

There is news but you need a pair of black glasses to see past the black pages

Danno said...

I didn't think you'd want to blog this story as this isn't a crime blog. I shared a Pioneer Press article for your information.

rhhardin said...

It's not a story about race in America and I don't like seeing people push the story that way.

I'm not interested either but race surely comes in, with the white people evil meme pushed everywhere. I doubt it's his own idea.

Ann Althouse said...

"Tiger won the Masters."

The excessive interest in Tiger...

I covered Tiger yesterday.

Anyway, there's always sports. Is that news?

How about which movies had big box office over the weekend?

How about the final 14 on American Idol?

narciso said...

Theres general hafters skirmish in western Libya, which has him fighting the usual suspects, it's the excuse for the gas price hike.

Leland said...

SpaceX Falcon 9 heavy launch of ArabSat6 was successful, with all three boosters and fairing halves recovered. That's amazing news, but it does nothing to further the cause of a socialist government, so no big deal.

iowan2 said...

The accused of the MOA tragedy is known to police and has had issues as far as 3 years back with throwing things from that level in the mall before. Sounds like mental health issues...again. I don't think confining people like him is a solution. I doubt he thinks he has a problem. Tough case.

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm not interested either but race surely comes in..."

Surely.

In the minds of some onlookers, yeah.

rhhardin said...

I assume Tiger is dating women again.

Danno said...

Blogger Wilbur said...I've never watched Game of Thrones, don't know what it's about or where to watch it. But I'm not a never-Throner or whatever it's called. If someone else wants to watch it, fine with me, just like any other show or movie.

Wilbur, that is what is great about America. You are free to choose how you spend your time during your non-working hours. Haven't been to a movie in years! Everything Hollywood creates is rubbish in my book, with maybe a few exceptions.

traditionalguy said...

Today is big in Boston. Patriots Day celebrates the militia guys' stand at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge in April of 1775. That was why the Second most important right was owning militia weapons in the Bill of Rights.The British are still incensed at the deplorables hiding weapons and ammo from the Crown's military sent to Concord to confiscate them.

Fen said...

it's an isolated violent crime which would be selected for its inflammatory emotional value.

Oh I agree. Like Gosnell, it's a local story. Now, if the kid had been black, and a white man (mental or not) had thrown him over the railing, I would expect you to blog about it. And all of us White Folk would have some explaining to do, after distancing ourselves from the White Supremacy movement and disavowing Donald Trump (because reasons).

I'm especially not interested in evil things done by people who are mentally ill.

Again, no argument here. Some headcase in Charlotte mows down a protester with his car? These aren't the droids I'm looking for.

narciso said...

Oh well theres that:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/04/former-hillary-press-sec-tied-to-effort-to-get-kavanaugh-fired-from-gmu/?fbclid=IwAR3UgsTccFZ1RL7nGlCZPNtm-PaGp7GT6dBfUdaUK55jAHczO1v-IifXWfs

MayBee said...

I do agree with MikeR that the border push and everything behind it is news, but the media only has one view of the border.

rhhardin said...

In the minds of some onlookers, yeah.

The white people are evil meme is the likely dynamic source. It could be suppressed with more information but lacking that it comes up on its own.

If a white guy is the tosser you'd assume he's a liberal.

Somebody has to hate white people, is the idea that accounts for it.

traditionalguy said...

The hints of the big news now come in the horrible Tweeters daily messages. For example, The Federal Reserve Bank is about to be eliminated before it can eliminate Trump's movement.

Rick said...

It's not a story about race in America and I don't like seeing people push the story that way.

It's also a story about media and politics in America. Stories that push the left's narrative are hyped incessantly and those which would reflect poorly on the left if their own principles were applied are local crime stories.

rehajm said...

Tax Day: Kevin Brady just gave a shout out to Matthew Iglesias for pointing out the media has done a good job of convincing people the middle class are paying more in taxes and the wealthy are paying less. Quite the feat considering how much Gov. Cuomo has been on TV wailing about all the rich people leaving New York because they're paying more in taxes.

Laslo Spatula said...

"2. Some people don't watch "Game of Thrones" (and can be called "Never Throners")"

Most of the people I know are avid watchers of the show.

I haven't; I just don't care for dragons-and-elves-fantasy stuff.

Never saw any of the "Lord of the Rings" or "Harry Potter" movies, either.

When magic is an essential part of the entertainment's world then magic will inevitably be used. Which always feels arbitrary and a cop-out to me.

And, if you take the magic and dragons out of it, you pretty much just have Woodstock if none of the bands had shown up, and it was just dirty people with beards in the mud.

(Note: I just edited out a long Sha Na Na-at-Woodstock riff before I hit Publish. You're welcome.)

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

US Asians don't hate white people, as far as I know.

whitney said...

Even instapundit didn't have a post about it and he post every time a teacher sleeps with one of her students and somehow this didn't pass muster?

David Begley said...

I know Ann doesn’t watch much TV, but on MSNBC the lunatics are comparing Tiger’s win to Mayor Pete’s speech.

“We saw two heroes yesterday. Mayor Pete, a normal guy.” “You saw good yesterday.” “A calm guy.”

PB,”It is about winning an era. ... It calls for a new generation of leaders.”

Joe, “Echoes of the Kennedy.”

Mayor Pete is the gay JFK.

Lots of junk in PB’s speech.

iowan2 said...

How about Pelosi dissing AOC on 60 Minutes? Leslie Stahl asked Pelosi about the AOC 'wing' of the Democrat Party. Pelosi dismissed the claim that "it's like 5 people".
Getting slapped down by momma on national TV is pretty embarrassing.
If President Trump would have done the same thing, we would be talking about President Trump being clueless about AOC's massive, trans-formative influence. Pelosi says meh.

rhhardin said...

I'm baffled by game of thrones, what clips I've seen. Why would anybody watch.

Fen said...

I've never watched Game of Thrones, don't know what it's about or where to watch it.

It's actually very good. And it snuck up on me, clubbed me unconscious, and the next thing I knew I was buying DVD packs of Seasons 1-6 (but not from the Amazon Eichmanns)

We cut cable almost a decade ago. But I caught a clip on YouTube, watched a few more, and before I knew it I had watched 90% of Season One on YouTube and was hooked. I shouldn't confess this, as some eager intern will be presenting this post as evidence YouTube and Google should spam us even more with their "recommendations".

The fan base is a little annoying though. I can understand disliking it because too many people are making it such a big deal. But give it a shot.

narciso said...


Maybe this is relevant well o Rourke isnt really a thing anymore:


https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/04/14/beto-orourke-net-worth-wife-family/

Chuck said...

Every time I spend a few minutes with anything authored by Scott Adams, I feel dirtier and dumber and less informed than before.

I suspect that one reason that Scott Adams and Ann Althouse can't find any "news" is because they both start from a position where any story about Trump's lies, misstatements and errors is considered by them to be "fake news" and therefore unworthy of any further review.

Mr. Forward said...

Sunday morning talk show host asks democrat candidate of the day
“What would you do about the non emergency crisis at the border, NOW!”
“I would address climate change”.

Crazy Jane said...

I am not a particularly fearful person, but i have been uncomfortable in third-floor open mall hallways for years. I also stand way back on the subway platform until the train arrives.

I do not know what we should do with mentally ill persons who sometimes demonstrate a proclivity to harm others.

I do not know what we should do with people who live addicted on the streets and expect the rest of us to provide them with water, toilets, healthcare and police protection.

My general impulse is that people should be left alone, but some people are unable to manage themselves. I resent the idea that I have to take responsibility for them as well as for myself. They resent it too.

David Begley said...

Mayor Pete wants to abolish the EC. He did NOT read Althouse’s law review article. Either in English or Norwegian.

Quaestor said...

I believe Althouse has made her point about her political preference for boring many times. This post needs the boring tag.

narciso said...

I would think you were a fan, lazlo along with westworld.

lonetown said...

Greatest scandal in American history,,,,nah
Betrayal of the British voters …. nah
invasion on the border....nah
Transformation of the middle east... nah

Did you see what this celebrity looks looks now... yeah let's run with it!

Hagar said...

I think Congress is on break.
The present day MSM is only interested in "news" pertinent to the effort to take down Donald Trump.
Reports of developments around the world that might be of use to make sense of what is happening outside Washington, D.C. is hard to come by.
Thus governments fall "unexpectedly" and so does missiles, etc. - everything happens "unexpectedly" because no one has watched and reported on what was brewing here and there.

narciso said...

Congress is trying to humor Cortez and her Gang but that's part of it:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/04/14/libya-crisis-threatens-oil-price-spike-macron-plays-strategic/

Michael McNeil said...

… they both start from a position where any story about Trump's lies, misstatements and errors is considered by them to be "fake news" and therefore unworthy of any further review.

As sad experience has shown over (especially) the last 3 years, that's the way to bet.

Ann Althouse said...

"I know Ann doesn’t watch much TV, but on MSNBC the lunatics are comparing Tiger’s win to Mayor Pete’s speech. “We saw two heroes yesterday. Mayor Pete, a normal guy.” “You saw good yesterday.” “A calm guy.”"

Buttigieg gets credit for being normal... because he's gay! That's homophobic. At what point will they be embarrassed by their enthusiasm?

The fawning over Tiger Woods has been embarrassing for many years.

Quaestor said...

There's another reason why CNN filled their homepage with K-pop pablum — news about Trump's plan to deliver illegal immigrants to "sanctuary" cities exposes the rank hypocrisy of the left far more damningly than any ginned-up fake dossier ever damned DJT.

Quaestor said...

At what point will they be embarrassed by their enthusiasm?

The Democrats have no sense of personal honor, therefore they're immune to embarrassment.

Laslo Spatula said...

narciso said..."I would think you were a fan, lazlo along with westworld."

'Westwood' with Yul Brenner, yes.

'Westworld' as a series, bleh. Made it through one-and-a-half episodes, then got bored with the 'deep thinking' the creators were slathering on like SJW sour cream on an unexpecting bagel.

I am Laslo.

Keith_Indy said...

I call this period "The Great Clarifying." It continues.

Eric Weinsteins 4 quadrant model and the "Gated Institutional Narrative" really do point the way.

Kevin said...

Althouse: News. Chuck: Trump lies.

Althouse: No news: Chuck: Trump lies.

rehajm said...

I'm baffled by game of thrones, what clips I've seen. Why would anybody watch.

It's great Sci-Fi. Multiple classic story lines of love and war interwoven in complex ways. Technology- Civics, Medicine, transportation, warfare. What happens when you bring an F-15 to a medieval battlefield? Dialog. Language? They brought their own:

Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor
Nyke Daenerys Jelmāzmo hen Targārio Lentrot, hen Valyrio Uēpo ānogār iksan. Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa.
Dracayrs!

Fen said...

Here's a good example of how artful Game of Thrones can be.

It starts with a montage akin to people beginning their day on 9-11, oblivious to what would come. The foreshadowing is great, that moment you realize the street urchins are sinister and nothing is as it seems. And the arrogance of the Establishment, much like Democrats just before the Mueller report was released - that horrifying realization that the tables have been turned against you.

Humperdink said...

Pelosi trashing AOC and her four friends on 60 minutes is hilarious.

We need to insure AOC gets reelected.

iowan2 said...

I think Pelosi slapping down AOC and her 5 wingmen is interesting, because Pelosi does not turn politics personal, and this was not personal. Pelosi dismissed the policies of AOC and her acolytes. Pelosi told the world, that what AOC cares about, is not what the Democrat Party has any interest in.f

(The captcha setting is stuck on 11)

rehajm said...

The fawning over Tiger Woods has been embarrassing for many years

Trying to best an unbeatable sports record makes for an interesting storyline. As for the fawning, the oft repeated Tiger 'is good for golf' means it's good for people who make money from golf, though really just the people what collect ad revenue and sell venue tickets, as Tiger attracts eyeballs to golf but doesn't turn the people who own those eyeballs into golfers.

narciso said...

No that's more the expanse, created by George rr Martin's collaborators, great visual representation of world building

Laslo Spatula said...

Regarding 'no news': it is interesting, the dogs that aren't barking.

Two years of wall-to-wall collusion/treason media hyperventilation.

Now: no interest from them whatsoever in how Brennan, Comey et all were so wrong, and how all of this came to be.

Then, when the Mueller report comes out, it will be wall-to-wall media hyperventilation about redactions and crimes that Trump obviously committed but Mueller didn't have the guts to pull the trigger on, etc etc.

'No news' just means Wiley Coyote is still waiting for his package from Acme to arrive...

I am Laslo.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Criticizing Ilhan Omar might endanger her.

Is she afraid some people might do something?
Or is she worried about backlash over the next terrorist attack?

Fen said...

There's even a nice little GOT metaphor for Life-long Republicans.

Hey Skipper said...

@chuck: I suspect that one reason that Scott Adams and Ann Althouse can't find any "news" is because they both start from a position where any story about Trump's lies, misstatements and errors is considered by them to be "fake news" and therefore unworthy of any further review.

Two and a half years of hyperventilating about Russian collusion went up in Hindenbergian flames, leaving acres of space to fill with actual events and actual reporting.

Instead, the NYT, having long since given up journalism, has gone wall to wall climate propaganda.

iowan2 said...

Mayor Pete is msdnc's goldenboy at the moment. They have video of one of his rallies, standing room only( no chairs), and 100 waiting to get outside. 400 souls total.

This is what I call fake news. The constant twisting of facts, lies of omission, narrative setting. Just general dishonesty. All facts for sure, the facts just to prove the narrative, = fake news

Phil 3:14 said...

No news?

Just the opposite but it’s a problem of volume:

- volume in magnitude. We get news on TV, social media sites, blogs, podcasts, friends ....
- volume in decibels. With news being 10% facts and 90% opinion, it must shouted to be heard. Everyone shouts.

( I’m reminded of the Simon and Garfunkel “Silent Night” with the news reader in the background.)

Leland said...

I'm a Never Throner, but then, I was also Never Lost. I'll never be a Never Trumper.

MayBee said...

CNN switched to the "Politics as News" model, and MSNBC followed suit. Perhaps Fox has always been that way. I don't know when it happened, but I noticed it when I lived overseas and the only news (or English Language tv)I could see regularly was CNN. When I moved back to the States, I couldn't wait to watch HGTV and get away from the politics.

News and Politics aren't synonymous, but it's a cheap way to produce "news". When Trump criticizes CNN, they always push their international correspondents forward to say "how dare you!". But when was the last time CNN regularly covered hard news with real reporters, rather than hour after hour of panelists and arguments?

Jim b said...

Well, how about the Astros 9 game winning streak after stumbling out of the starting gate? Rockets’ winning the first playoff game? Lot of news, guys and gals.

MadisonMan said...

I'm laughing that someone is trying to get Kavanagh fired by running Facebook ads. It makes me wonder how old GMU students are. 40? 50? No one under 25 is using Facebook.

I'm also delighted that Hillary lost.

tim maguire said...

I'm a GoT watcher married to a Never Throner. It doesn't come up much, I just don't make Throne references in front of her because she wouldn't get them.

jerpod said...

I’m eating GOT Oreo Cookies at this very moment.

mccullough said...

Trump hasn’t launched any stupid wars.

He’s doing a much better job than Obama and W.

William said...

A few words of remembrance for Bibi Andersson. She starred in some of Bergman's greatest films, including Persona. The cut foot in that movie was, in its way and in its time, as shocking and violent as any act seen in GOT. When asked to explain her enigmatic role, she said that she just memorized the lines and read them, that she didn't know what they meant......Ingmar Bergman was lucky he didn't live to see the #metoo movement. So was Bibi Andersson. She was discarded as a lover but continued on as an actor in his films. I don't know if that would be possible now.....Some of Bergman's films with Ullmann seem pretentious and heavy, almost like a parody of Bergman films, but the ones Bibi made with him are classics. Bibi might end up having the last laugh on Ullmann who usurped her role as Bergman's lover and muse.

Xmas said...

rhhardin said...
I'm baffled by game of thrones, what clips I've seen. Why would anybody watch.


It's a fantasy story where the author used actions and events from history as source material. Normal sword and sorcery fantasy often has a child-like or dichotomous perspective on politics, war and human nature (good people and heroes are good and their actions always result in good). The TV series and the books play with that a bit showing that actions, their motivations and their consequences can be more complicated.

narayanan said...

"Never Throners"

Quite a nuianced head nod to the homeless in SFO?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

2+ years of Russian conspiracy frenzy. By a pack of people who are all just like Russian agents themselves.

Rachel Pravda Maddow.

William said...

If you don't watch GOT, you're missing out on the savor of life. It would be like living in Elizabethan times and not going to any of the bear baitings. The Globe Theatre was located in that neighborhood of London where there were brothels, theaters, and rings for bear baitings. GOT continues on in that same neighborhood: sex, gore, and kingly ambitions, not competing for but sating your appetite for entertainment.

Roughcoat said...

I would like to hang out at a pub with narciso, Laslo, Bruce Hayden, Michael K, Mock Turtle, and Quaestor. Just to listen to them talk. What fun that would be!

Big Mike said...

We didn’t get cable until recently. I tried starting up on GoT but there are too many characters and a too convoluted backstory to get caught up. Somebody tell me if the Mother oh Dragons wins the Iron Throne.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We haven't had "news" in a very long time.

News is the presentation of events to inform.

What we have are opinion and propaganda pieces that are meant to tell us what and how to think.

Lorenzo said...

What's the big deal about the Mall of America story anyway? Some guy did something and that's the end of it.

Seeing Red said...

We tried twice to get into GOT got to the same place both times. We were bored.

Looking back on my life I think I don’t do certain things.its exhausting going for absolute power or being evil. Keeping all the lies straight. Constantly on guard. All the machinations.

Seeing Red said...

I’m a slacker.

Big Mike said...

As to #5, Ilhan Omar picked a fight with the American people, not vice versa. Yeah, “somebody did something.” On an ordinary September morning people boarded four flights, and thousands of people went to work, not knowing that they would never come home again — killed by devout Muslims for no better reason than that they were Americans. But hey! Muslims are the victims here. Just ask Nancy Pelosi.

tcrosse said...

The Marketing Department is happy to announce the successful roll-out of the new Mayor Pete™ product, with a coordinated heavy ad buy in all major media.

Big Mike said...

I didn’t make Roughcoat’s cut. Gonna go get drunk.

Confused said...

Broaden your horizons! There is unrest in Algeria, which as recently as the 90s fought a brutal civil war in which 100,000s died. There was a coup in Sudan, deposing the ICC-wanted dictator Bashir. Speaking of the ICC, the court stood down in its standoff with the US and decided not to pursue a war-crimes investigation over Afghanistan. Libya, which if you want a US-news angle has our fingerprints on it because of deposing Qaddafi, is seeing renewed fighting. And that's just news mostly from one continent.

No wonder Americans are so poorly informed. Our media would rather talk about AOC and Pelosi arguing meaninglessly while momentous things are happening around the world.

Roughcoat said...

Big Mike:

Sorry, my bad! You would be most welcome as well!

Roughcoat said...

To Big Mike (and any others I should have included):

I recently had hip replacement surgery and am blasted on Hydrocodone. Also I'm in pain but I don't care because I'm blasted on Hyrdocodone. Did I already say that? Anyway, my memory is shot, at least for the time being. Because I'm blast on ...

Roughcoat said...

Wheeeeeee!

Greg said...

There is an issue here not being addressed. I too noticed a distinct dearth of news yesterday, but my assumption is always "what are they NOT covering?" There are sins of commission and sins of omission, and Fake News really is more of the latter.
I am convinced that most of Trumps' use of Twitter is deliberate distraction to take the spotlight away from anything he'd rather not have in headlines at the moment. His sense of timing is astounding, and trolling the "Sanctuary Cities" to actually BE sanctuaries is hilarious to watch.
And as an aside, that video of the Falcon Heavy launch and booster recovery was better than a Sci-Fi movie.

Bob said...

I guess "no news" mean nobody did anything (I wonder the what the Democratic presidential aspirants think about that!)

Would it be news if Robert Mueller played golf with Donald Trump? I mean, some people would have done something.

Big Mike said...

@Roughcoat, take it from a guy who has had both knees replaced. Back off the Hydrocodone and accept some pain (or “discomfort,” as the doctors say). In the short run you’ll be better for it.

Fen said...

Can't really blame the Democrat Media. Every time they launch pyrotechnics at Trump they get burned. A more civilized Republican would have gracefully surrendered months ago.

rcocean said...

We have "No news" because there's no "news" that the MSM can use to hurt Trump or push the liberal agenda.

The ill effects of illegal immigration and H-1B's on American Citizens? Not News
The Trillion dollar deficits? Not News
Wasteful Government spending? Not News
Failure to enforce Immigration and drug laws? Not News
Positive effects of Trump's Policies? Not News
Any scandal/ethics violation that hurt Dems? Not News

That's why we've reached a news Lull. Its also why as Scott Adams said, we're getting News about words, instead of news about Events.

rcocean said...

I love animals attack people stories. I don't know why.

Bay Area Guy said...

There's no news because of the void caused by Barr concealing, er, I mean, redacting the Mueller Report.

The "Get Trump" Squad needs to scour the Mueller to find those damnable impeachable offenses, despite the declination to prosecute.

Dammit, we can't impeach till we get that damn report!!!!

William said...

Am I the last surviving Bibi Andersson fan? Someone has to be I suppose.

Fen said...

Chuck: start from a position where any story about Trump's lies, misstatements and errors is considered by them to be "fake news" and therefore unworthy of any further review.

Haha. A Life Long Republican should be well versed in the lessons of history. Some of which are collected into aphorisms and even mythic fables to capture the wisdom for future generations.

One such tale involves a boy named Chuck and his imaginary wolf. You've obviously never read it, so:

SPOILER ALERT!

The boy tells fibs every day, and none of his little lies come to pass. So the people around him begin to doubt his credibility and disregard his warnings. Then, one day he tells truth about an Approaching Doom, and realizes everyone remembers all his lies and no one trusts him. Must be a very frustrating lesson for a child to learn.

Adults are different. They should expect consequences for their actions. If you have lied on this blog for 3 years about Trump, if you have posed as Republican and Trump "voter" for 3 years (at great insult to the people you consider rubes) then you have the decency to accept the consequence of telling so many lies for so many years.

To come back and whine that no one believes you is shameless and disgraceful.



Jack Klompus said...

"Am I the last surviving Bibi Andersson fan? Someone has to be I suppose."

Love Bergman films and she was definitely just one part of what made them great! I love her as Mia, Jof's wife in The Seventh Seal and Katarina in Scenes From a Marriage most particularly.

gahrie said...

@Roughcoat, take it from a guy who has had both knees replaced. Back off the Hydrocodone and accept some pain (or “discomfort,” as the doctors say). In the short run you’ll be better for it.

I have bad knees and I was suffering from pretty chronic pain. I was putting off surgery because I was still fairly young (50's) and didn't want to have to have more surgeries in my 70's. Someone recommended glucosamine to me and it has worked wonders.

Anonymous said...

About the monster at MOA who threw the boy off the balcony. People are saying 'it's mental illness, nothing to do with race'. But if that 'mental illness' is having an I.Q. below 80, having no empathy for other people, having no impulse control and enjoying violence then yes, it is very much to do with race. And that violence is happening every day all over this country. Google Colin Flaherty for the videos showing this violence.

PB said...

Look to Africa. P!enty of news there. Ebola anyone?
Crime getting out of control in Chicago and exploding in areas considered safe. Very undercovered.
Medical. Treatment resistant microbes, fungi, and viruses.

gahrie said...

We didn’t get cable until recently. I tried starting up on GoT but there are too many characters and a too convoluted backstory to get caught up. Somebody tell me if the Mother oh Dragons wins the Iron Throne.

About four weeks ago someone who had never seen GoT started watching the shows and putting up reaction videos on YouTube. They posted the reaction to season 7 episode 7 about an hour before the premiere of season 8 episode 1.

bagoh20 said...

Correction: There is no juicy anti-Trump news, so yea, no news worth reporting. They may have just worn themselves out on it.

Michael K said...

Crime getting out of control in Chicago and exploding in areas considered safe.

I wonder how many realize that property crime in San Francisco is three times the rate in Chicago ? Highest in the nation.

Chuck said...

Althouse do you suppose that the Trump Administration will create some news on Wednesday night? Something large enough to distract from the Thursday morning public release of the Report of the Office of Special Counsel?

Rusty said...

Michael K said...
"Crime getting out of control in Chicago and exploding in areas considered safe.

I wonder how many realize that property crime in San Francisco is three times the rate in Chicago ? Highest in the nation."
You almost never got gang crime down town. specially on the mag-mile. Now it's common place.

Danno said...

I think all of the TDS-deranged article writers have checked themselves in for treatment (or are still in bed on an alcohol-fueled bender), so less BS has been put out on the internet. So much winning!

Skookum John said...

I grew up in a house with no TV and could happily live the rest of my life without it. I see maybe 3 hours a month, mostly news and sports. Have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, Sopranos, the zombie show, the motorcycle gang show, the desert island castaway show, the lesbians in jail show, the meth lab show, or the unhappy single sluts in New York show. Watched Modern Family a couple of times cause wifey likes it. Saw a few episodes of Cheers and Simpsons and Friends decades ago. It is mostly a gigantic waste of time and the world would be a better place had it never been invented. I remember South Africa refused to allow it until the late 70’s and they would be better off if they had continued that policy.

Danno said...

Michael K. - Do you follow Second City Cop or Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown (cwbchicago.com) websites? The thugs now commute to downtown and the north side to gain more in their crime activities, using stolen cars and the ever-popular Red Line.

RobinGoodfellow said...

Blogger iowan2 said...
The accused of the MOA tragedy is known to police and has had issues as far as 3 years back with throwing things from that level in the mall before. Sounds like mental health issues...again. I don't think confining people like him is a solution. I doubt he thinks he has a problem. Tough case.


IANAL, but I believe the standard for deciding whether to lock up a crazy (not sure if this is the term used in the DSM) individual individual is: does he present a danger to himself or to others.

I think that question is answered.

CJ said...

mccullough said...
Trump hasn’t launched any stupid wars.

He’s doing a much better job than Obama and W.


Very important point, though I would say that alone -- his not starting any new wars -- makes him the best President since Ronald Reagan.

Roughcoat said...

gahrie and Big Mike:

Guys, thanks for your concern and advice, but no worries ... the hydrocodone is a one-off. Hip surgery was needed and even now I'm much the better for it: the pain is diminishing every day, and it's a good pain, i.e. the pain of healing not the pain of the arthritis the procedure has already eliminated. I'm not taking hydrocodone for it APART from this morning ... I had a rare bad night of it last night because it SNOWED here in Chicago and I worked out maybe a little too strenuously yesterday.

It was sort of a novelty: I don't drink or smoke or do drugs, and the hydrocodone smacked me silly (unexpectedly) when I posted those comments. Ha ha it seemed funny at the time (2 hours ago). Not so much now. :)

Roughcoat said...

The arthritis pain isn't chronic. Thanks to the installation of my new cyborg-Terminator hip it's mostly gone along with any desire to do take anything for it. Back to being my sober boring self.

MacMacConnell said...

William
You are not alone, Bibi was beautiful till the end and always a great actress.

Fernandistein said...

In Trump's Colluding Russia, Game of Thrones watches you!

Fernandistein said...

Here's a good example of how artful Game of Thrones can be.

Strangely dressed people skulking and mumbling in dingy rooms.

Been there, done that.

8:30 of skulkin' 'n' mumblin' and 0:22 of mediocre special effects. No midgets or dragons.

clint said...

Game of Thrones... the books were good. The first several seasons of the series were quite well done. Then they ran out of story, and it really, really showed last season. It's like Martin gave them the outline of things that had to happen, without the little moments that made GoT great, and they filmed that outline.

But I'd still watch to the end -- if there were some way to do it other than subscribing to HBO for $15/month. Blah.

gadfly said...

No news? That would be news if it were true. A quick trip to Memeorandum shows such stories as the Washington Times lead that "Pete Buttigieg doesn't get to make up his own Christianity" - based on Buttigieg's (Boot-edge-edge) homosexuality.

But Trump and Mike Pence have a strange view of religion as well, especially since lying is routinely permitted. If you go back to 11/18/16, you can find a letter written by Congressman Elijah Cummings to VP-elect Pence, advising him that Mike Flynn had had contact with the Russian Ambassador - but when the Flynn matter got hot weeks later Pence announced that the General had not talked to the Russians and later said that he learned of the contact from the media. Pence has not backed down, even now.

Michael K said...

but when the Flynn matter got hot weeks later Pence announced that the General had not talked to the Russians and later said that he learned of the contact from the media. Pence has not backed down, even now.

Gaddie, does anything register in that brain you allege you have ? Flynn's job was to talk to foreigners including the Russian ambassador.

Sorry to pull an Inga on you but this is just nonsense.

Rusty said...

Roughcoat said...
"gahrie and Big Mike:

Guys, thanks for your concern and advice, but no worries ... the hydrocodone is a one-off. Hip surgery was needed and even now I'm much the better for it: the pain is diminishing every day, and it's a good pain, i.e. the pain of healing not the pain of the arthritis the procedure has already eliminated. I'm not taking hydrocodone for it APART from this morning ... I had a rare bad night of it last night because it SNOWED here in Chicago and I worked out maybe a little too strenuously yesterday."
Curious george and I have had hip surgery. It changed my life. (I thought I'd be in a wheel chair.) Good luck and do all of the phys therapy. It's important.

Mary Beth said...

There's another reason why CNN filled their homepage with K-pop pablum

I was going to guess kick-backs from the South Korean government. Hallyu is, to an extent, a state sponsored way to market Korean culture to other countries.