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"It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together… but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth."

"If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of 'Orange Julius Caesar' and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention. I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus."  Jim Carrey lets us know he's giving it a rest. He needs to get his brain back. He...
Tags: Art, Law, Suicide, US, America, Canada, Jim Carrey, Ny Post, Julius Caesar, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

The "Muppet Show" disclaimer "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures."

"Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe." The NY Post reports, adding "It’s unstated precisely what Disney considers to be offensive on the show, but some characters depict Native American, Middle Eastern and Asian people. And...
Tags: Comedy, Law, South Park, Censorship, Disney, Puppets, Ethnicity, Children's Tv, Flags, Warnings, Ny Post, Gary, Carter, Johnny Cash, Fantasia, Jim Henson

"When I’m rolling, I just want to breathe deeply and enjoy it. The simple act of breathing can be extremely pleasurable."

Said Carl Hart, chair of the Columbia University psychology department, quoted in "Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’" (NY Post). At 54, the married father of three has snorted small amounts of heroin for as many as 10 days in a row and enjoyed it mightily – even if, as he recalls in his new book “Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), he’s experienced mild withdrawal symptoms “12 to 16 hours after the last dose.... Hart, who...
Tags: Law, Drugs, America, Columbia University, Columbia, Ny Post, Hart, Penguin Press, Ann Althouse, Carl Hart

"For academics playing word games, this is fun. For gangs of 'woke' students — or Times employees, who have managed to 'cancel' a series of the paper’s top writers recently — it can produce a feeling of enormous power and self-importance."

"But if you’re Macron or any sensible European observer, seeing a United States in which playing the national anthem or displaying the flag is deemed 'offensive' and 'problematic,' in which professors are suspended or threatened for quoting Supreme Court opinions verbatim when they contain unapproved language and which has seen months of urban riots tearing apart some of America’s biggest cities, how could you not say 'no thanks'? By its fruit the tree is known, and the fruits of woke leftism ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, France, US, America, United States, Times, Ny Post, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Macron, Race And Education, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Critical Race Theory

The New York Post publishes the Bret Stephens column that the New York Times spiked.

It's not that Stephens, a regular NYT columnist, can or would just give the rejected column to another newspaper to publish. The Post tells us the column — which defends the NYT reporter who got ousted for saying the n-word — "circulated among Times staffers and others" and the Post got hold of it "from one of them, not Stephens himself." Presumably, the Post publishes it because it is newsworthy — not as an opinion on the news but because the spiking of it is news, so we need to see what it is....
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Congress, America, Journalism, Rap, Conversation, House, New York Times, Shanghai, The Times, Peru, Nyt, State Department, Morality

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers it 'problematic' that Twitter would toss President Trump off its social media platform..."

"'This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,' Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin. 'Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked,' he added." The NY Post reports. Many American are quick to say that freedom of speech is only a righ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Merkel, Free Speech, Ny Post, Steffen Seibert, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric

"A pack of young bicyclists attacked a BMW in broad daylight in Manhattan, terrorizing the man and woman inside in a terrifying ambush caught on video."

"Several assailants surrounded the luxury ride at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with some pounding the vehicle with their fists and feet, and another smashing a bike down on top of it...  One attacker got a running start, vaulted up on the hood of the BMW and jumped on top of the windshield, causing it to partly cave in... The same group similarly attacked a cab a short time later...." The NY Post reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, NYC, Manhattan, Driving, Biking, Bmw, Fifth Avenue, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, 21st Street

At last night's rally in Georgia, Trump said that the "big tech" companies are "vicious and violent and untruthful." Violent?!

Maybe he just slipped and got his "v" words mixed up. He said "vicious" and maybe he was reaching for another alliterative adjective, but he said "violent." From the transcript, here's the jumbled context:And by the way, tell our senators end Section 230. End Section 230. Put it in. We put it in. I want it in the defense bill. Put it in because it’s a national security problem. It’s a big national security. So hopefully, Mitch and the senators will put it in. But it’s the one chance we have to b...
Tags: Technology, Law, Mitch, Trump, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Georgia Trump, Trump rhetoric

"California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House...."

"The electors named Friday will meet Dec. 14, along with counterparts in each state, to formally vote for the next president. Most states have laws binding their electors to the winner of the popular vote in their state, measures that were upheld by a Supreme Court decision this year. There have been no suggestions that any of Biden’s pledged electors would contemplate not voting for him. Results of the Electoral College vote are due to be received, and typically approved, by Congress on Jan. 6....
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Ny Post, Electoral College, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

Two different takes on Prez Trump's clemency record as his term nears conclusion

The silly Presidential turkey pardon tradition has prompted two new pieces about Prez Donald Trump's clemency record that strike markedly different tones.  Here are the headlines, links, and excerpts: By John Gramlich and Kristen Bialik at Pew Research Center, "So far, Trump has granted clemency less frequently than any president in modern history": As he enters the home stretch of his White House tenure, Donald Trump has used his clemency power less often than any president in modern history, ...
Tags: Law, Obama, California, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Canada, Maine, Johnson, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Trump, Ny Post, George H W Bush

Glenn Reynolds says he's quit writing a column for USA Today.

He doesn't give the details, only directs us to a new column at the NY Post and says:The left is again showing that it can’t stand anyone who disagrees. “Moral superiority is an addictive drug, and perhaps the most unfortunate legacy of the Civil Rights era is that it got people on the left dependent on moral superiority for their self-esteem.”Are we supposed to read that as a statement why he's quit USA Today?  The indented material above is all from the NY Post column, which isn't about leavin...
Tags: Law, Senate, House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Ny Post, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Trump 2020

What's with the laughing?

  I saw this clip a while back and didn't get around to blogging it, but I'm noticing it again this morning because it's one of several things embedded at "Forget the polls, these Rust Belters offer real election insight" (a column by Miranda Devine at the NY Post). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Kamala Harris, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Laughing, Miranda Devine

The Geek in Review Ep. 92 – Douglas Ferguson on Doing the Work in the Meeting

For most of us, meetings are unavoidable, uninspiring, and an overall waste of everyone’s time. But, they don’t need to be. Douglas Ferguson, the founder of Voltage Control discusses how we think of meetings as passive ways to convey information when in reality, a meeting should be the place where we take action and get things done. The way Douglas and Voltage Control look at meetings is in much more of a diagnostic method. What works? What doesn’t? Can we borrow from one approach to make anoth...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Podcast, New York Post, Texas, Law, Time, Uncategorized, US, America, Bloomberg, Austin, New York Times, New Jersey, Ferguson, Houston

How the NYT and the Washington Post have caught up on the New York Post Hunter Biden story.

The NYT has this story, which, it says, went up 11 hours ago: "Allegation on Biden Prompts Pushback From Social Media Companies/Joe Biden’s campaign rejected assertions made in a published report that were based on unverified material from Trump allies. Facebook and Twitter found the story dubious enough to limit access to it on their platform."  The reaction of the social media companies — censorship — is most prominent, followed by Biden's reaction — rejection of the assertions and questioni...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Bruce Springsteen, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, New York City, Journalism, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Nyt

"They were told hours earlier to shelter in place upon calling 911 as temperatures plummeted below freezing... 'They were literally worried about being blown off the mountain.'"

From "Veteran journalist dies after 50-foot fall on Maine mountain" (NY Post). The former longtime journalist [Donald MacGillis, 74] suffered chest injuries and a broken leg in the fall, which occurred at about 3 a.m. Wednesday as he stood up and stepped away from the trail. He and his nephew [Paul MacGillis] were rescued some seven hours later, but MacGillis died from his injuries at a hospital in Bangor, his son [Alec] said. “Paul was extraordinary and kept him going throughout the night,” A...
Tags: Death, Law, Sports, Journalism, Maine, Eagle, Ny Post, PAUL, Bangor, Mount Katahdin, Kevin Moran, Ann Althouse, Alec MacGillis, MacGillis, Donald MacGillis, Paul MacGillis

Finally! The steaming pile of insect politics I've been waiting for!

I saw that the NY Post hated it — "'SNL’ somehow screwed up the VP debate fly" — but I — an intense fan of the Jeff Goldblum version of "The Fly" — think it's truly great:   That guy in the Post objected to the use of Jim Carrey as Joe Biden combined with Jeff Goldblum — characterized it as "this strange, aspiring 1980s East Village performance art piece." I'll just guess he doesn't know the movie "The Fly." How can you have missed "The Fly"? And I mean the Jeff Goldblum "Fly." Nothing agai...
Tags: Post, Geena Davis, Law, Joe Biden, Lipstick, Jim Carrey, Snl, Kamala Harris, Ny Post, Mike Pence, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Goldblum, Herman Cain, Susan Page, Ann Althouse, Insect Politics

"Residents at a Chinese housing complex who looked forward to living in a verdant 'vertical forest' found themselves in a veritable hell..."

"... with mosquitoes swarming their eco-paradise, according to a report. The experimental green project at Chengdu’s Qiyi City Forest Garden attracted buyers for all 826 apartments, but it also attracted the pesky insects that gave the towers a post-apocalyptic facade...."The NY Post reports.This is why you need to test your ideas of paradise.By the way, aren't there a million stories where people think they have found paradise and then they realize it is hell?But what I don't understand is — it...
Tags: Law, China, Hell, Architecture, Heaven, Gardens, Chengdu, Ny Post, Mosquitoes, Ann Althouse, Qiyi City Forest Garden

"Left-leaning Claudia [Conway] has been openly feuding with her parents on TikTok and Twitter all summer, bashing them for their conservative views."

"At one point she urged progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to adopt her. Saturday’s tweet ['I’m officially pushing for emancipation'] came alongside many more in which she penned her frustration over her [mother Kellyanne Conway's] work for the president, and over recent praise of her father, George Conway, for his work as co-founder of the Lincoln Project, a Republican anti-Trump group. 'As for my dad, politically, we agree on absolutely nothing. We just both happen to have common sense ...
Tags: Law, Teenagers, Heartbreaking, Motherhood, Trump, Ny Post, Claudia, Marianne Williamson, Ann Althouse, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Tiktok, Claudia -LSB- Conway, Lincoln Project a Republican

"North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered pet dogs to be confiscated in the country’s capital, saying the pooches represent Western 'decadence'..."

"Kim issued the directive in July to round up the pets, claiming they were part of 'a "tainted" trend by bourgeouis [sic] ideology,’' a source told the English edition of Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper. 'Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and the wealthy own pet dogs, which stoked some resentment' among the lower classes, the source said. 'Authorities have identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up or forcefu...
Tags: Meat, Law, Dogs, North Korea, Ethics, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Pyongyang, Ny Post, Chosun Ilbo, Ann Althouse

"There was one glaring omission from Michelle Obama’s 20-minute Democratic National Convention speech Monday night — Kamala Harris."

"That’s because the former first lady recorded her rousing speech before Joe Biden selected Sen. Harris of California as his running mate. The speech was delivered remotely like all others at the DNC because of the coronavirus pandemic, and The Associated Press reports it was filmed before Harris was named last week as Biden’s VP candidate, indicating the choice was so close to the vest and down to the wire that even the Obamas were not in the loop."The NY Post reports.So they'd rather have us b...
Tags: Law, California, Dnc, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Associated Press, Biden, Conventions, Kamala Harris, Ny Post, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, I'm skeptical, Michelle O, Sen Harris

"When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside..."

"... you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder. I believe that city staff could have died last night. I cannot and I will not tolerate that.... Don’t think for a moment that if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the re-election campaign of Donald Trump — because you absolutely are. If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up."Said Ted Wheeler, quoted in "Portland mayor rips into rioters for ‘attempting to commit murder" (NY Post...
Tags: Crime, Law, Fire, Protests, Portland, Donald Trump, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Said Ted Wheeler

"The entire house — every room, every bed, every bathroom, shower and toilet — was rigged with cameras and audio."

"Epstein kept a secret room full of monitors and watched his guests in real time. He blackmailed the powerful men who would visit and use his girls. If [Ghislaine] Maxwell dies in custody, the federal government will take a hit from which it may never recover...."From "Powerful men are scared about what Ghislaine Maxwell will say" (NY Post). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Ny Post, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Richard Epstein, Ann Althouse, Ghislaine -RSB- Maxwell

"A man critically injured in one of the shootings inside Seattle’s chaotic, cop-free CHAZ claims it was a hate crime committed by racist infiltrators who dropped the N-word."

"DeJuan Young told KIRO 7 that he was fleeing the sound of gunshots from where a teenager was shot dead early Saturday when he was accosted by at least four men who dropped a racial slur when they shot him. 'I’m not sure if they’re Proud Boys or KKK,' Young told the station... 'But the verbiage that they said was, "Hold this n—r" — and shot me.... And they stood over top of me and continued to fire.... I tried to protect myself and got shot in the arm,' he claimed of the assailants, who apparent...
Tags: Crime, Law, Police, Seattle, Madison, King, Young, Ny Post, KIRO, MPD, Madison Wisconsin, Chaz, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, DeJuan Young, W Gorham

"If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right?"

"And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation... Let’s be very real.... What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching. But when people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, Republican politicians talking about police reform... Wow, it’s interesting that you would [ask what Black Lives Matter hoped to achieve through violence] because this country is built upon violence. W...
Tags: Crime, Law, America, Military, Protests, Republican, Ny Post, Martha MacCallum, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Said Hawk Newsome, Greater New York Black Lives Matter

"I admit to having a complicated relationship with Aunt Jemima... For a period of time in the late 1940s and early 1950s, my grandmother, Ione Brown..."

"... was part of an army of women who worked as traveling Aunt Jemimas, visiting small-town fairs and rotary-club breakfasts to conduct pancake-making demonstrations at a time when the notion of ready-mix convenience cooking was new. I never knew about my grandmother’s work until long after she died... [W]hile researching a family memoir... I learned that she made good money and covered a region including Iowa, the Dakotas, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She was often treated like a celebrit...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, South Park, France, Wikipedia, New York City, Advertising, America, Language, Iowa, Marvin, Switzerland, Slavery, Jim Crow, Mcqueen, Pancakes

"U.S. Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the U.S. Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by..."

"... two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex.... 'While the World Anti-Doping Code requires that this no-fault finding be considered a violation and be publicly announced, we strongly believe this case and others like it, including meat contamination and prescription medication contamination cases, should be considered no violation,' [USADA CEO Travis] Tygart said. 'We will continue to advocate for changes to the World Anti-Doping Code so that where there is no intent to cheat an...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Sex, Olympics, Boxing, Ny Post, USADA, Ann Althouse, Virginia Fuchs, U S Anti Doping Association, Travis -RSB- Tygart

"Hackers have attacked the website of top showbiz attorney Allen Grubman, demanding $21 million while threatening to reveal personal details of his clients..."

"...including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.... One source said, “The hackers got into the system while everyone was focused on the coronavirus."... The law firm said in a statement: “We can confirm that we’ve been victimized by a cyberattack."... Musicians represented by the firm include Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, U2 and Drake. Other clients listed are Priyanka Chopra, Robert De Niro, Sofía Vergara, LeBron James and Mike Tyson."The NY Post reported a few day...
Tags: Law, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Threats, Trump, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Allen Grubman, Elton John Lady Gaga, Barry Manilow Rod Stewart Lil Nas

"So when you say, 'We knew,' the reality is you knew nothing"/"Correct."

From "Obama Defense Official Evelyn Farkas Admitted She Lied On MSNBC About Having Evidence Of Collusion/'I didn't know anything'" (The Federalist)("Former Obama administration defense official Evelyn Farkas testified under oath that she lied during an MSNBC interview when she claimed to have evidence of alleged collusion, a newly declassified congressional transcript of her testimony shows").I looked for the story in the NYT and the Washington Post — search term "Evelyn Farkas" — and found noth...
Tags: Law, Obama, Washington Post, Nyt, Fox News, Msnbc, Trump, Ny Post, Adam Schiff, Ann Althouse, Evelyn Farkas, Trump Russia, origins of Russia investigation

Fair Use Protects a Highly Cropped Photo–Harbus v. Manhattan Institute

Harbus is a photographer. He owns the copyright to a photo of Gov. Cuomo. The Manhattan Institute is a conservative think tank. One of their fellows published an article in the New York Post (you can see the full photo at issue there). The NY Post licensed the Harbus photo to illustrate the article. The Manhattan Institute then reposted the article on its website under its “Publications: Commentary” section, but with only a part of the photo visible: Many of you surely had the same reaction I ...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Copyright, Usc, Cuomo, Ny Post, Yang, Liebowitz, Manhattan Institute, Harbus, Righthaven, Richard Liebowitz Liebowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Inc

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