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Look at the background of the header photo! The only way this could be more obvious would be if his Twitter handle were "@lololitrollboomers".But that didn't stop the usual suspects from falling for it with the charmingly adorable, repeated gullibility of Charlie Brown going after that placekick.One post showed a poster that advertised a flag-burning, complete with Antifa members doing face painting, of all things. Another post suggested that 30,000 members of Antifa were planning to invade Get...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, Guns, United States, Ohio, Charlie Brown, Gettysburg, Cuyahoga County, Trump, Tam, WaPo, Nathan, Misanthropy, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Mockery


Having carefully read Trump's Mount Rushmore speech and analyzed it line by line, I will now look at the mainstream media headlines.

Go to the previous post for my untainted assessment of the speech. I will now see what's being said:The front page of the Washington Post has "Ahead of July 4, Trump exploits racial, social divisions/In a dark speech at the foot of Mount Rushmore's monument, President Trump focused on what he described as a 'left-wing cultural revolution' that aims to rewrite U.S. history and erase its heritage" — reworded at the article page as "At Mount Rushmore, Trump exploits social divisions, warns of ‘left...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, America, Cnn, New York Times, Nyt, Npr, Biden, Trump, WaPo, CNN NPR, Mount Rushmore, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Left-wing Ideology, Trump 2020


"This Fourth of July holiday is one of the most humbling in our history."

"Even at the height of world wars or the Great Depression, America inspired. But, today, the United States is destroying the moral authority it once had. There will still be fireworks. And the Statue of Liberty still towers over New York Harbor. But it is harder today to convince others that Americans embrace—or practice—the ideals that Lady Liberty represents."Says Robin Wright in "To the World, We’re Now America the Racist and Pitiful" (The New Yorker).I'm surprised to encounter reverence for ...
Tags: Law, America, History, United States, Slavery, Robin Wright, Wright, WaPo, New York Harbor, Frederick Douglass, Douglass, Festivities, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Jonathan Lande


"[James] Charles and [Tati] Westbrook, two stars of the YouTube beauty and makeup community, had long been friends, with Charles referring to her as 'like a mother.'"

"Then, in May 2019, Westbrook released a 43-minute video in which she accused him of using his fame to 'manipulate someone’s sexuality,' referring to straight men. Charles vehemently denied this charge in a video of his own, and for a while, the two continued releasing videos about each other, centered on their fraying friendship."I'm trying to read a damned near incomprehensible WaPo article about YouTube withdrawing advertising from some popular vloggers. You might not know the name Tati Westb...
Tags: Law, Youtube, Sex, Masturbation, Lips, Charles, Westbrook, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Tati, Annoyingness, Tati Westbrook, James Charles Tati Westbrook, James -RSB- Charles


"Supreme Court says Montana program aiding private schools must be open to religious schools."

WaPo reports.Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for a conservative majority in the 5 to 4 ruling, said the Montana Supreme Court was wrong to strike down the program because of a provision in the state constitution that forbids public funds from going to religious institutions. The U.S. Constitution’s protection of religious freedom prevails, he said.“A state need not subsidize private education,” Roberts wrote. “But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private school...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Law, Montana, John Roberts, Roberts, WaPo, John G Roberts Jr, Montana Supreme Court, Religion And Government, Establishment Clause, Ann Althouse, Free Exercise Clause


"The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to new federal death penalty protocols..."

"... potentially clearing the way for the government to resume executions as soon as next month for the first time since 2003. The court, without comment, declined to take up the lawsuit filed by four death row inmates. As is customary, it gave no reason. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor indicated they would have accepted the case.... The individual inmates facing execution could file additional challenges, which could affect whether and when these sentences are carried out.... A...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Gop, Death Penalty, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Sonia Sotomayor, D C Circuit, WaPo, U S Court of Appeals, Ann Althouse, William P Barr


WaPo: Russian bounties to Taliban fighters believed to result in deaths of US troops, intel assessments show

Russian bounties offered to Taliban militants in Afghanistan to kill US or UK troops there are believed to have resulted in the deaths of multiple US troops, the Washington Post reported Sunday, citing US intelligence gathered from military interrogations.
Tags: UK, News, Washington Post, US, Afghanistan, Taliban, Stories, WaPo


"Thirty-five percent of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign operation are people of color and just over half are women..."

"... according to figures released Saturday under public prodding, after months in which his campaign declined to make that information public. At least 60 percent of the staff is white, a number in line with the percentage of the United States population identifying as such, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Five percent of the staff opted not to specify a race. When it comes to senior officials — which the campaign said includes nonstaff  'senior consultants who spend the maj...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, United States, Lincoln, Biden, Democratic Party, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Never Enough, Aimee Allison, U S Census Bureau Five


"The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs."

"It acted because Wilson’s racist opinions and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school whose scholars, students and alumni must stand firmly against racism and for equality and justice.... Wilson... discouraged black applicants from applying to Princeton. While president of the United States, Wilson segregated the previously integrated federal civil service.... Wilson helped to create the university that I love. I do not pretend to know how to evaluate his life or his staggering...
Tags: Law, United States, Princeton, Wilson, Racists, WaPo, Woodrow Wilson, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Board of Trustees, Christopher Eisgruber, School of Public and International Affairs From


"In a seminar... Mary [Trump] and her 15 or so fellow students analyzed the Compson family portrayed in novels such as 'The Sound and the Fury.' The Compsons bore some similarities to her own family..."

"...Like Donald Trump’s mother, the Compsons immigrated to the United States from Scotland, and the family was riven by dysfunction. At the time, Donald Trump was running his Atlantic City casinos, which went into bankruptcy, and preparing to divorce his first wife, Ivana, and marry Marla Maples."From "Mary Trump once stood up to her uncle Donald. Now her book describes a ‘nightmare’ of family dysfunction" (WaPo).The Compson family, eh? Here's the rundown of the supposedly Trump-like clan:Jason ...
Tags: Books, Law, Scotland, United States, Atlantic City, Donald Trump, Jason, Trump, Benjamin, WaPo, Earl, FAULKNER, Quentin, Ivana, Benjy, William Faulkner


Did mainstream media just make a decision to downplay the protests? Was there some poll? Did the ratings come in?

Did the events in Madison, Wisconsin — with the toppling of a statue to the abstraction of progress and a statute of an antislavery hero — suddenly wake everyone up to the downside of encouraging chaos? I'm looking at The NYT and The Washington Post, and all the top stories are about Covid19 — the big story that the protests had overcome and submerged. Covid is back with a vengeance.On the WaPo home page, the "above the fold" area is full of Covid19 headlines. Then there are a few things about t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Protests, Manhattan, Nyt, Philadelphia, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Madison, Leo Tolstoy, Trump, Blackface, Democratic Party, Trump Tower, WaPo


"Last week, when Sue Schafer learned that the Washington Post planned to publish a story about one of the dumbest things she had ever done, she had the same question that many readers would have..."

"... about the resulting 3,000-word article, 'Blackface Incident at Post Cartoonist’s 2018 Halloween Party Resurfaces Amid Protests': Why is this newsworthy? Readers within the Post newsroom were asking the question, too. 'No one I’ve spoken with at the Post can figure out why we published this story,' said one prominent reporter at the paper. 'We blew up this woman’s life for no reason.' In 2018, Schafer attended a Halloween party at the home of Tom Toles, the Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning edit...
Tags: Post, New York, Nbc, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Megyn Kelly, Gruber, Blackface, WaPo, Schafer, Dana Milbank, Ann Althouse, Toles, Tom Toles, Era of That's Not Funny


"Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican-drafted bill aimed at overhauling the nation’s policing practices..."

"... spelling a potential death knell to efforts at revisions at the federal level in an election year. In a 55-to-45 vote, the legislation written primarily by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) failed to advance in the Senate, where it needed 60 votes to proceed. Most Democratic senators said the bill fell far short of what was needed to meaningfully change policing tactics and was beyond the point of salvaging. ‘The Republican majority proposed the legislative equivalent of a fig leaf — something that p...
Tags: Law, Police, Senate, Trump, WaPo, Tim Scott, Charles E Schumer, Ann Althouse, Sen Tim Scott R S C, Trump's new Congress


"The thing that I believe more than anything is that Donald Trump needs the roar of a crowd to feel he is in charge. And Joe Biden was born to be in charge."

Said Democratic convention CEO Joe Solmonese, as Democrats announced that they would have their convention not in Milwaukee's basketball arena but in a smaller convention hall. The delegates will participate from home. All the parties and press events are cancelled. It's yet to be decided who will be seated there in person and whether there will be confetti and balloons.WaPo reports."Born to be in charge" sounds absurdly entitled, but Solmonese is so obviously bullshitting that it doesn't matter...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Biden, Conventions, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Joe Solmonese, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Solmonese


White House stimulus letter is an official IRS tax document you need to save

Did you get your COVID-19 stimulus money, either as direct deposit, debit card or a check like this? If so, you also should have received a letter discussing the payment and amount. The IRS says you need to keep that letter in your tax files. Congress might be working on another round of COVID-19 economic relief payment (EIPs). I say might because although the House in mid-May approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act and its provisions for even mo...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Rudy, Giuliani, Agi, Irs, Trump, Don, U S Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Uncle Sam, WaPo


"There has not yet been a single confirmed case in which someone who self-identifies as antifa led violent acts at any of the protests across the country."

"The president and his administration have placed an outsize burden of blame on antifa, without waiting for arrest data and completed investigations. This is not the first time Trump has pointed to antifa as a shadowy nemesis. But the misinformation created by his continued insistence of antifa’s involvement has led to more chaos and violence in an already turbulent moment. As always, the burden of proof rests with the speaker — and the administration has provided no evidence, only assertions th...
Tags: Law, Cotton, Lying, Protests, Nyt, Times, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Floyd, Tom Cotton, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Washington Post Fact Checker, Meg Kelly, Elyse Samuels


Should have?

I'm giving this my "Althouse the pedant" tag, so stop now if you don't like where this is going. I'm reading the headline at The Washington Post, "Why Scalia should have loved the Supreme Court’s Title VII decision." The man is dead. There's NOTHING he should have done.Why not say "Why Scalia would have loved the Supreme Court’s Title VII decision"? I think I know why. The article is by George Conway. It's in WaPo. I'm going to say: They don't want to concede that Scalia would have joined the ma...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, The Washington Post, Scalia, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, George Conway, Althouse the pedant


"Patients with underlying conditions were 12 times as likely to die of covid-19 as otherwise healthy people, CDC finds."

A WaPo headline, quoted along with substantial text from the article by my son John at Facebook, where I expressed surprise that the factor was so low and asked:Did they count obesity as a "condition" when they did that calculation?Then:I looked at the CDC report, and I see it only counted "severe obesity (body mass index ≥40 kg/m2)" as a condition. I'm a 5'5" woman, and I would need to weigh more than 240 pounds — more than 100 pounds over normal weight — to enter that BMI range.Obesity begins ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Death, Math, Law, Cdc, Fat, John, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


"In the first presidential race in which the combined age of the two leading candidates exceeds 150 years..."

"... mental acuity and physical health have become a central theme as the 77-year-old Biden and the 74-year-old Trump compete for votes. While previous presidential contests have included whisper campaigns and rumors about candidates’ health, the open charges of senility flying between the two camps sets the 2020 contest apart.... As the video of Trump on the ramp trended online Saturday, the president took to Twitter to explain his cautious stroll. 'The ramp that I descended after my West Point...
Tags: Safety, Law, West Point, Aging, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Philippe Reines, Clinton, Joe, Trump, WaPo, Washington Post ABC News, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Candidate Infirmity


Two Black women publicly resigned from Pinterest saying they faced humiliation, retaliation and were passed over for promotion

Two Black women who quit Pinterest are tweeting about some horrific experiences they say they had while working at the tech company. The women were highly visible and respected members of Pinterest's public policy team. Ifeoma Ozoma, a Google and Facebook alum, told stories of being "doxed" by a male colleague where her private info was shared to scary groups on the internet, her struggle for higher pay and what she believed was a retaliatory performance review. Aerica Shimizu Banks, another G...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Washington Post, Banks, White House, Trends, Yale, Oxford, Princeton, WaPo, Julie Bort, Pinners, Yale Google, Aerica, Ifeoma Ozoma


Liberty University: Jerry “Apologizes;” Former Staffer Starts LU Underground Railroad to Help Current Staff Leave

In Liberty University news, the fallout from Jerry Falwell’s racist tweet continues. After having a come to Jesus moment with African American board members, Jerry apologized one of those apologies that says sorry if you got upset. WaPo has the story. They also report that another African American staffer –Keyvon Scott– has resigned over the matter. In a sign that more resignations may be coming, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported yesterday that Liberty’s former Director of Diversity Ret...
Tags: Health, Liberty, Jesus, Infertility, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Falwell, WaPo, Jerry, Chronicle of Higher Education, Keyvon Scott, LeeQuan McLaurin, LUnderground Railroad, Jerry Prevo, Liberty 's Board of Trustees, Prevo


"The [coca] economy has collapsed. We plant coca because it is a solution for our survival. But now, no one is buying it."

Says a Peruvian cocalero, who, we're told, farms coca "for traditional indigenous uses," quoted in "The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade" (WaPo). I don't really understand how he's the victim of the supposed global market collapse if he's only providing for traditional indigenous uses, but I do accept the proposition that coca farming in Peru is "a solution for... survival."Are we, the readers of WaPo, supposed to feel bad about the collapse of the coc...
Tags: Law, Drugs, America, Farming, Commerce, Peru, Trump, WaPo, Big And Small, Ann Althouse, Insanity


"So, don’t ever, ever let anyone tell you that you’re too angry, or that you 'should keep your mouth shut.'"

Says Michelle Obama — in "Graduates, 'Don’t ever, ever let anyone tell you that you’re too angry'" (WaPo).If you don't let other people say things, then you are the one who is silencing the other. Where does anyone get the power not to let other people say things? I know, it's a figure of speech, and when you don't "let" another person "tell" you something, what you mean is that you don't have to believe what you're told. They can tell it, but you don't have to accept it as true.But is it never ...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Obama, Relationships, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Emotion, WaPo, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Ann Althouse, Michelle O


How many protesters does it take to "pack" Washington D.C.?

According to The Washington Post, the city is "packed" when there are "more than 10,000."That's the WaPo headline as displayed at Memeorandum. The headline is no longer written like that. Now, it is "'Defund The Police' painted on D.C. street as tensions among protesters flare." Now, my question is: How bad did it get for WaPo to write "tensions... flare"?More than 10,000 people poured into the nation’s capital on the ninth day of protests over police brutality.... The cause even led to flares ...
Tags: Protest, Law, Washington, Police, Wikipedia, Journalism, Secret Service, The Washington Post, Vermont, Watts, WaPo, Tom Wolfe, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Racial Politics, John Woodrow Cox


The NYT and The Washington Post choose their narrative: The protests are peaceful, and Trump's reaction — threatening force and posing as religious — is irrational.

This is how the NYT front page (on line) looks right now (click image to enlarge and clarify):And this is The Washington Post: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Headlines, Law, Washington Post, Nyt, Trump, WaPo, Rationality, Ann Althouse, Religion And Politics, Trump and religion, George Floyd


"Trump threatens military action to quell protests, and the law would let him do it."

Writes Matt Zapotosky (at WaPo).In a televised speech, Trump said he had recommended Monday “to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets.”“Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled,” Trump said. “If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly s...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Empathy, United States, Army, Biden, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Little Rock, National Guard, WaPo, Dwight D Eisenhower, Stephen Vladeck, Ann Althouse, University of Texas Law School


How thinking the word "mansplaining" is like finding yourself in a lucid dream.

In this post I put up an hour ago, I talked about the photograph of Joe Biden at the top of the WaPo article "Racial tragedies stoke pressure on Joe Biden to pick a nonwhite running mate."Here's a fragment of the photograph to show the "gesture and demeanor" I wanted to describe:I said (jocosely): "I could only think of 'mansplaining.' Is there a word 'whitesplaining'?"In the comments, Fernandistein said, "It's a standard gesture for politicians and other salesmen" — linking to "7 Hand Gestures ...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Gestures, Kamala Harris, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Analogies, Dreaming, Fernandinande, Fernandistein


"Racial tragedies stoke pressure on Joe Biden to pick a nonwhite running mate."

A WaPo headline. The photo at the top shows Biden, at a debate, next to Kamala Harris. I was trying to think of a word to describe his gesture and demeanor. I could only think of "mansplaining." Is there a word "whitesplaining"? There's got to be.Against this backdrop [the "explosive incidents involving race and police violence"], several nonwhite prospects have emerged from the pack. Top Biden allies see Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), who is African American and Indian, as a leading contende...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Police, Wikipedia, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Kamala Harris, Orlando, Calif, Duckworth, Orlando Sentinel, Baton Rouge, Daley, WaPo, Fla


Joe Scarborough in WaPo Op-Ed: The slimy tsunami of bilge spewing from President Trump is hurting innocent people

It's easy to become inured to Trump's ceaseless depravity, which is why I'm glad I read Joe Scarborough's Op-Ed in The Washington Post about Trump's sociopathic obsession about a false story that is causing great pain to a dead woman's family. One is a politician so obsessed with a morning cable news show that he has sought retribution by repeatedly defaming a dead woman’s memory. The other is a soft-spoken Air Force engineer who has worked on projects for 32 years with the singular goal of prot...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Washington Post, China, United States, Air Force, Trump, Joe Scarborough, WaPo, Lori, Lori Klausutis, NICEVILLE Fla, J Klausutis, on-brand GOP behavior


"How to Wear a Mask to a Bar or Restaurant..."

"Move it aside briefly, then take a sip or a bite or whatever. This is mostly just about being respectful of other people.... What if I wear the mask to the bar, but not in the bar? Why would you do that?... If I have to wear a mask to a restaurant, I might as well just stay home and eat there. That is an excellent idea." A FAQ at New York Magazine.If that's the way it's going to be, I simply won't go to a bar or restaurant until the mask phase ends. I can't see the pleasure in keeping a mask o...
Tags: New York, Law, Kentucky, Restaurants, Masks, Los Angeles, Drinking, Wisconsin, Henry David Thoreau, WaPo, Thoreau, Ann Althouse, Kevin -RSB- Smith