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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

One thing and one thing only...

Let’s be clear. The refusal by Republicans to hold Trump accountable for committing the worst violation of the Constitution by a President in our Nation’s history is about one thing and one thing only: White Supremacy.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) February 16, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, White Supremacy, Rob Reiner, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, what Trump did to the GOP, the Trump resistance

"Although golf — the game of choice of most presidents, especially Donald Trump — is obviously the great signifier of wealthy indolence, tennis is not far behind."

"Until comparatively recently, and sometimes still today, it has been among the whitest of sports, a game of country clubs with restrictive admissions policies. And, weirdly enough, this is not the first time it has caused a presidential public-relations headache. In 1978, James Fallows — then a White House aide, now a longtime Atlantic contributor — described Jimmy Carter’s poor management skills with an anecdote about the president’s signing off on every appointment booked at the White House t...
Tags: Law, Obama, White House, History, Atlantic, Tennis, Washington Dc, Language, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, Biden, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Joe, Trump, Carter

Look at how the Lincoln Project is trying to make us hate Trump!

Trump's Lumberton Rally in 60 Seconds— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 27, 2020 This is a fascinating symptom of Trump derangement syndrome — an inability to see how the things that you hate are what make the people who love him love him. And I'm not talking about racism.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work, Trump derangement syndrome, Lincoln Project, Lumberton Rally

Boxed in on the 405.

"I could've crashed, so I'm recording myself crying, with one hand wiping my nose and my other hand holding my phone while driving to tell you about it."— Charlie (@CharlieBayer8) October 19, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Driving, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

I'm trying to understand why #FireChuckTodd is trending on Twitter. It was not immediately obvious.

I'll just give you a screen shot of what filled my screen when I clicked on #FireChuckTodd: That first one made me think I'd missed a town hall with Trump and Chuck Todd. But no, the town hall is tonight.  Here's an AP article that went up today: "NBC faces backlash after agreeing to Trump town hall." NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in direct competition with ABC’s event with Democrat Joe Biden, including a social medi...
Tags: TV, Rachel Maddow, Nbc, Law, Abc, Nbc News, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Tivo, Kamala Harris, Debates, Trump, HARRIS, Chuck Todd, Maddow

"Yet upon learning that the fascist, Kremlin-controlled, Nazi-like dictator had become ill, Maddow launched a one-woman crusade demanding that her fellow liberals pray earnestly for his recovery."

"She first posted an extremely effusive tweet: 'God bless the president and the first lady. If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery…' Presumably in response to widespread liberal confusion and criticisms — wait, you spent four years telling us he’s a fascist racist Nazi-like despot and now you insist that we pray for his health? — Maddow devoted a segment on her show in which, with great passion and emotion, she urged her viewers to react to Trump’s COVID diagnosis with t...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Glenn Greenwald, Kremlin, Prayer, Trump, Hypocrisy, Democratic, Maddow, Greenwald, Hyperbole, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump's health

For the annals of "taking pains."

"For five years, my colleagues and I have taken pains to avoid Nazi comparisons," writes Dana Milbank in "This is not a drill. The Reichstag is burning" (WaPo). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Nazis, Dana Milbank, Things Not Believed, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

If I were going to vote for Donald Trump, these would be my top 2 reasons.

That's a post title that occurred to me as I was out on my morning run... ... by the end of the run, my list had increased to 4, but I'll just give you the original 2 for now:1. He defeated ISIS! And he hasn't gotten us into any new military adventures.2. The Trump haters have gone so big for so long that it feels like extortion. I instinctively resist bullying.ADDED:3. The Democrats have given us a ridiculous candidate, a sort of mystery box. I don't know what this entity is. Some composite of...
Tags: Photography, Isis, Bullying, Law, Democrats, Sunrise, Biden, Evidence, Donald Trump, Bad Science, Trump, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Racial Politics, Trump derangement syndrome, Democratic Party in Trumpland

"Nationwide, six teachers have died of Covid-19, reports Katie Shepherd in the Washington Post. 'It isn’t clear whether any of the teachers were infected at school,' she writes."

"Actually, it is clear that only one of the six had any contact with students before becoming sick. In Mississippi, Nacoma James, 42, coached football over the summer till he developed coronavirus-like symptoms and went into quarantine. It’s not known how he was infected. Some of the others had attended a teacher work day at school or visited their classroom, but none had taught students face to face...."Writes Joanne Jacobs (on her education blog).Here's the WaPo article: "As students return, t...
Tags: Law, Washington, Grammar, Donald Trump, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Joanne Jacobs, Trump derangement syndrome, Katie Shepherd, Coronavirus, Mississippi Nacoma James

How many comments do I need to read on this WaPo article about the professor who pretended to be black before the subject becomes Trump?

I'm reading "GWU plans to replace Jessica Krug, the professor who admitted to falsely claiming Black identity," and I've got the comments section sorted in order of up votes.I bet the first comment makes it about Trump. What do you think? Want to do a bet with me? Well, if you had, I would have won, because the most up-voted comment is: "Weird. Be who you are people. If you're a failed businessman, grifter and reality-show host, don't try to be president. For example."I remember when people sai...
Tags: Law, Trump, WaPo, GWU, Race And Education, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Jessica Krug

"I get this sense of dread, like I’m not going to wake up, like something is seriously wrong in the world."

Said Cheryl Ann Schmidt, describing "the heavy, knotlike feeling that hits her solar plexus every time she lies down at night, and even when she tries to nap," quoted in "The pandemic is ruining our sleep. Experts say ‘coronasomnia’ could imperil public health" (WaP).[S]he lies awake fretting about finances and lost retirement plans, then chastising herself for self-pity when others are dying of covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Most nights, she waits in the darkness until she hea...
Tags: Law, Insomnia, Scary, Trump, SCHMIDT, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Coronavirus, Cheryl Ann Schmidt

"President Trump is moving to revamp federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings, casting some of them as 'divisive' and 'un-American'..."

WaPo reports, citing a new memo from White House Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought.Vought says OMB will instruct federal agencies to come up with a list of all contracts related to training sessions involving “white privilege” or “critical race theory,” and do everything possible within the law to cancel those contracts, the memo states.... He... refers to press reports that say federal employees “have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually al...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Barack Obama, United States, Fox News, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Hart, WaPo, Carlson, OMB, White House Office of Management and Budget, Discovery Institute, Ann Althouse, Rufo, Racial Politics

"While President Trump has insisted that schools physically reopen, the private school his son Barron is attending is sticking with remote learning. Yes, that feels like a double standard...."

No, it doesn't. It's the same position an ordinary parent is in. You might want the schools to reopen, but you're stuck with they're deciding to do (or what local government is requiring them to do).The quoted line is the beginning of "'Remote Learning' Is Often an Oxymoron/We need to try harder to get kids back in school" by Nicholas Kristof (NYT).Now, I do see why Barron is dragged into this. He's a privileged kid and — like other privileged kids, including the offspring of Democratic politici...
Tags: Education, Law, Trump, Democratic, Barron, Nicholas Kristof, Kristof, Ann Althouse, Barron Trump, Trump derangement syndrome, Coronavirus

Rasmussen's insane "production error." Just... "incorrect."

Reader Note: The image used for Twitter today on this story below is incorrect & a production error. The correct image for this poll is on our website, copy & link below. Now its time, once again it seems, to block some invective spewing Twitter trolls. — Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 2, 2020 Wow. Let me screen-shot it for preservation: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Caricature, Rasmussen, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

"The body of the woman is the overwhelming triumph of flesh. The woman is a concrete universal; she is a world..."

"... not an externalized world, but under the world, the warm interiority of the world, a compressed internalized world. Whence the prodigious sexual success of women: possessing a woman is possessing the world."Wrote Gilles Deleuze, quoted in "To Fascinate and Unnerve/The philosophical leftovers of Gilles Deleuze" at The Nation. I just thought I'd drop in over at The Nation to see what was going on. I do that now and then, maybe once a week at most. That "Fascinate and Unnerve" business seemed ...
Tags: Law, Feminism, Philosophy, Trump, The Nation, Ann Althouse, Deleuze, Gilles Deleuze, Trump derangement syndrome

5:24 a.m.

A duck is nonchalant, and the sky is trying too hard. On the car radio, what Joe Scarborough is angsting over this morning is Trump's expression of pride in the cognitive test he took a while back — the one that you pass by saying that a picture of a camel is a camel — and something Trump said that seemed to Joe to suggest that Trump would not accept the results of the election. I thought: So I guess Trump didn't do anything bad over the weekend. All Joe has is old material, moved to the front...
Tags: Photography, Law, Intelligence, Sunrise, Duck, Joe, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Cruel Neutrality, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump 2020

"Because of his incontinent use of it, the rhetorical mustard that the president slathers on every subject has lost its tang."

Writes George Will, slathering his own rhetorical mustard in his new WaPo piece, "The nation is in a downward spiral. Worse is still to come."Yeesh. That title. It's like a parody of the columns Bari Weiss was referring to when  she wrote about the NYT "publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, WaPo, George Will, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Bari Weiss

"The president of the United States, ladies and gentlemen, was in full Mad King mode, rambling, confused, disjointed, parading his grievances..."

"... with barely a wave from afar at coherence. It was as if a hive of buzzwords exploded in his head: statues, boats, vandalism, socialism, suburbs. It is hard to write this display without using the word 'impaired.' Because it wasn’t just the disjointed word salad. It was the delivery. Trump was somnolent, as if he’d pulled an all-nighter watching Fox & Friends or maybe his VCR tapes of Shark Week. Imagine the covfefe tweet come to life. The Rose Garden event was ostensibly about China, but qu...
Tags: Usa, Law, Obama, China, America, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Nancy Pelosi, Lewis Carroll, Biden, Sykes, Chinatown, Trump, Gallup

Lin-Manuel Miranda jumps into the Goya boycott.

We learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta. Bye.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 10, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Goya, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

"Bret, you’re the perfect Biden pitchman. Really, you deserve a statue."

Said Gail Collins to Bret Stephens in "Is Statue-Toppling a Monumental Error?/Where you place yourself along the vanguard-to-vandals spectrum says a lot about how you see the past — and the future" (NYT).Here's Stephens's perfect pitch:If Bernie Sanders had been the nominee, I’d be writing in someone’s name.... But the idea that a Biden presidency would be a threat to the Republic is laughable: It would be a return to politics as we used to know it before the proverbial sacking of Rome.My pitch ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, History, Metaphor, Rome, Poland, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Stephens, Bret Stephens, Gail Collins, Bret, Ann Althouse, Conservatism, the stop-Trump effort

"Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is planning to resume his prepandemic routine, arguing it will send a positive message that the country’s problems are under control."

"For the first time since before the coronavirus gripped the United States and protesters took to the streets, Trump is lining up in-person fundraisers, trips to his luxury resort in New Jersey and campaign rallies. It’s a sign of the president’s approach to a series of historic crises that lack easy solutions and the longstanding comfort he draws from being bathed in adoration by rally-goers, donors and the rest of his base.... During the weekend, Trump will deliver a commencement address in Ne...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Law, Washington, White House, Politico, United States, South Dakota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Tampa, Trump, Tulsa Okla, Rolling Stones, Florida Arizona

"There has never been an American president as spiritually impoverished as Donald Trump...."

"... Trump is a spiritual black hole. He has no ability to transcend himself by so much as an emotional nanometer.... He represents the ultimate triumph of a materialist mindset. He has no ability to understand anything that is not an immediate tactile or visual experience, no sense of continuity with other human beings, and no imperatives more important than soothing the barrage of signals emanating from his constantly panicked and confused autonomic system.... In his daily coronavirus briefing...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Nichols, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump Nichols, Althouse Trump

"Trump is very much the 'wartime commander' of his nation. His voters still adore him. They'll do anything for him..."

"... including defying calls to shelter in place and taking quack medical 'cures' for the pandemic. He is very much their 'wartime commander.' But Ms. Rice needs to understand that we are no longer one nation. We are two peoples inhabiting one geographic space. And the slight majority of us who are sickened by this 'president' have no leader, wartime or otherwise.' But make no mistake - Trump is very much leading his nation. This pandemic is placing the rift between Red and Blue states in sharp ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Susan Rice, Trump, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Trump derangement syndrome, Ms Rice, Trump and medicine, Coronavirus

Impressions: 1. Sunrise, and... 2. A few minutes on the car radio with Morning Joe.

The sunrise at 6:59 (20 minutes after the "actual sunrise") time: And here's my impression of what I heard on Morning Joe, somewhere between 7 and 7:10 (Central Time). Trump must be criticized, so they have to pick a way to criticize him. What Joe has picked is that Trump failed to heed the advice of the experts until recently. We really were facing a pandemic with a million plus Americans dead, and the economy absolutely did need to be shut down, and Trump should have done it sooner. Now, he's...
Tags: Photography, Law, United States, Sunrise, Joe, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Central Time Trump

Don’t be fooled. The new George T. Conway III is the same as the old George T. Conway III . He can’t help it.

I'm reading George T. Conway III in the Washington Post...If you think you’ve been hearing a different President Trump this week — more accepting of the reality of the coronavirus pandemic — don’t be fooled. The new Trump is the same as the old Trump. He can’t help it. He’s incapable of taking responsibility for his role in this crisis — and thus incapable of leading us out of it....... and I'm blogging this solely to say I'm not putting up with this kind of bullshit anymore. We're coming togeth...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, George Conway, George T Conway III, George T Conway, Coronavirus

"Ms. Regan’s 8 p.m. program, 'Trish Regan Primetime,' is “on hiatus until further notice,' Fox Business said..."

"Fox Business attributed the move to 'the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage,' saying it was shifting resources toward daytime coverage of the pandemic and global markets. Both 'Trish Regan Primetime' and its follow-up at 9, 'Kennedy,' will be replaced by general-interest programs. Still, the abrupt removal of Ms. Regan — a reliably pro-Trump personality who has twice interviewed the president — came as right-wing media stars have faced growing scrutiny for commentary that played d...
Tags: Law, Fox News, Kennedy, Fox Business, Trump, Regan, Trish Regan, Ann Althouse, Andrew Lawrence, Trump derangement syndrome, Trish Regan Primetime, Coronavirus

What does it mean that I put up a picture of a beautiful sunrise and the first comment contains the words "full panic mode"?

1. It means that Trump Derangement Syndrome has burst out into a raging pandemic that includes the coronavirus and anything else that comes along. (In the car ride home from my sunrise run, the CNN announcer at the top of the hour said, breathlessly, that yesterday the stock market took its biggest one-day plunge ever, "12 thousand points," before correcting it to "12 hundred points." We're supposed to feel as though it's 12 thousand, when it's only 12 hundred. Add a zero to every number to feel...
Tags: Health, Photography, Law, Blogging, Cnn, Sunrise, Jesus, Scary, Numbers, Matthew, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Blog Commenting, Trump derangement syndrome, Garner (the Word, Facebookish

"Donald Trump is terrified of Michael Avenatti..."

As the news comes in today that "Michael Avenatti guilty on all counts in Nike extortion case," there's a lot tweeting of this montage from the days when the media inflated Avenatti into a Trump destroying folk hero:Media + Michael Avenatti = ❤️#ValentinesDay #Avenatti #basta— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 14, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Nike, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump and the press, Michael Avenatti, Avenatti

Speak for yourself!

It's a too-easy comeback, but I'm saying it anyway... to David Brooks, for his "Trump Has Made Us All Stupid."Anyway... that's the headline, the bait.The column itself is about Trump and Iran and Brooks isn't saying — even on that topic — that everyone is being stupid. Some people did the un-stupid thing and judged the killing of Soleimani in terms of risk and potential benefits. Others — he names Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — "pontificated on the easy question not actually on the table:...
Tags: David Brooks, Headlines, Law, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, America, Iran, Intelligence, Metaphor, Jimmy Carter, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Brooks, Ross Douthat, Ann Althouse, Insults