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- Trump writes letter to the Pulitzer Prize Committee
- The “racist anti-racist” movement
- And more…
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Trump writes letter to the Pulitzer Prize Committee
The DC criminal courts may have betrayed justice, but there’s still the civil courts. Former President Trump released a letter he’s written to the Pulitzer Prize Committee, threatening to sue if they don’t rescind the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the New York Times and the Washington Post for their “reporting” on the phony “Russia collusion” scandal. He says those stories were based on “incontrovertibly false information that misled the public” and that defamed him.
Trump said those papers would have quickly discovered that the story was a hoax if they had done even a modicum of journalistic investigation.
In fact, you could make a good argument that the Pulitzer Prizes should have gone to conservative outlets that were exposing the fake Russian collusion narrative from the start, or maybe to the New York Post for its Hunter Biden laptop scoop. But all of those outlets were censored from airwaves and the Internet while the attention and prizes were showered on the liars.
Then again, these days, Pulitzer Prizes are seldom awarded for “journalistic investigation.” They’re awarded based more on which side of the political divide you’re on. Sort of like D.C. jury verdicts.
NM Governor: Federal government to blame for largest wildfire in the state’s history
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is demanding that the federal government pay 100% of the cost of the largest wildfire in the state’s history, which devoured almost 500 square miles and 300 homes. This came after it was revealed that the fire was started by the US Forest Service, which lit several “controlled burns” to clear underbrush. But they got out of control and joined together into a megafire.
Good luck thinking up a better metaphor for the federal government than people who insisted on helping and ended up burning the whole place down.
The “racist anti-racist” movement
I often refer to modern so-called “anti-racist” efforts as the “racist anti-racist” movement. That’s not a partisan pejorative. I honestly believe that the left, under the guise of fighting racism, is actually attempting to divide Americans, foment hatred and suspicion of other races, and bring back the vile days of officially-enforced segregation and judging people by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. Why do I think that? Because they just keep telling us over and over.
Here’s the latest example: Under the cloak of “equity,” some schools are now instituting race-based grading. The latest example is in Oak Park, Illinois, but as the linked story reports, it’s a growing trend that started in San Diego and like exotic diseases, wildfires and most awful leftist ideas, started spreading eastward from California.
The Illinois plan is typical of leftist policies in that it comes couched in fuzzy four-dollar words to hide its toxicity. It’s called “Transformative Education Professional Development and Grading.” It claims that “traditional grading practices perpetuate inequities and intensify the opportunity gap” through “outdated practices” and “unconscious biases” like letting “non-academic factors” such as student behavior and whether a student shows up to class interfere with teacher evaluation of students. Things like showing up late, misbehaving in class or handing in work late cannot reduce a student’s overall class grade.
While the Illinois plan doesn’t mention any particular race that this is supposed to benefit, it does condemn the traditional system it’s replacing as a “race-based grading system,” so it’s pretty clear what the insulting thinking is behind this. It used to be called “the soft bigotry of low expectations,” but now it’s called “equity.”
This should be abhorrent to people of all races. I do have to say, though, that I admire the one teacher quoted who was brave enough to question what this will do to students. She noted that she has a job where she’s expected to show up on time, do the work and behave professionally. This system will not prepare students for what they’re going to encounter when they leave school and join the real world.
But it is a truly “transformative” system if you want students to be so poorly prepared for the work world that they’re transformed into permanent dependents of the state. I get the feeling that’s the “equity” they’d like to impose on all of us.
Hat's off Mark
Hat’s off to Mark Wahlberg for going against the grain in Hollywood and being a rare example of a movie star who is openly and outspokenly Christian.
A new DeLorean
Having to read the news every day, I can readily understand why so many people are yearning for a return to the ‘80s. Unfortunately, there are no time machines like in “Back to the Future,” but you may soon be able to buy a new DeLorean to make you feel like you have one.
Full-time Hazmat team needed
The Biden DHS hasn’t given up on its dream of creating a national “Disinformation” agency, but they might want to be careful what they wish for. If they actually do let that unconstitutional monstrosity take root, Republicans will eventually regain power over it, and then they’ll have a massive backlog of leftist disinformation to clean up.
As media reporter Christian Toto notes, just mopping up all the wild disinformation spewed on “The View” will require the equivalent of a full-time hazmat team.
Personally, as tempting as it would be to go after all the lies of the left, I’d rather see that agency killed before it even gets started. It’s obvious that we do need someone to dig up the truth, objectively check quotes and claims for accuracy, and correct genuine misinformation and disinformation. But we don’t need a government board for that. You’ve already got this newsletter.
When politicians tell you they want to fix the economy, you better vote for new politicians
I’m not sure why people who want to be economists go to an expensive school and spend years studying something that’s really pretty simple. If there is a bunch of something, the price goes down because there’s so much of it, the seller needs to unload it. If there’s not much of something, the price goes up because the buyer has a hard time getting it and will pay more just to be able to obtain the things he or she needs or wants. And another rule is this—most people in government, especially the ones who have only been in government and never been in business or signed the front of the paycheck, just aren’t real smart about the economy works. And that’s why when they tell you they are going to fix it, you should know they are about to really screw it up. And recently, that’s just what they have done. What I’m about to tell you isn’t so much about Democrats or Republicans or the left or the right. It’s about the right and the wrong, and we’ve got some folks really getting it wrong when it comes to how much it’s going to cost YOU to put gas in your car, heat your home this winter and put groceries on your table and clothes on your family.
For about a year, the government has been paying people not to work. The idea was that Covid and the government-mandated shutdown cost a lot of people their jobs. Now keep in mind that not a single GOVERNMENT employee missed a paycheck. Even if they didn’t have to show up for work, no one got laid off from the government. And they felt bad that they were getting paid for doing nothing and figured they ought to pay others for doing nothing as well. It made sense when government ordered businesses to close and workers really did get laid off. But when the economy starting to coming back, the employees didn’t. Some realized that with government benefits, there are no taxes or take-outs, and some people made as much or even more money not working than working, so they got used to getting up at the crack of noon and watching Netflix all day. Even though there are “Help Wanted” signs on every street in America, people stayed home. And the government’s brilliant idea to fix that? Keep paying them for not working. I learned something from raising kids and training dogs: If you want a behavior to continue, reward it; if you want a behavior to stop, consequence it. If you punish people for working by taking out chunks of their check in taxes and social security obligations but reward others with tax free income for doing nothing, more and more people will take the doing nothing option. And remember that when there is a lot of stuff, it costs less, but when there is a lot of need but little supply it costs more? There’s a huge need for workers, but small supply, so labor costs more. And that makes everything else cost more. And because Joe Biden turned off our pipelines and punishes our home-grown energy industries and transportation industries because he thinks “climate change” matters more than feeding your family, your gasoline costs much more, groceries are up between 10-20%, and shelves are empty in our stores. You have to work really hard to be that dumb about turning a great economy into one where politicians brag about how money they are borrowing from your grandkids while no one can afford bacon and eggs or the gas to get to work.
When the politicians tell you they want to fix the economy, you better vote for some different politicians. The best way to FIX the economy is to get the politicians out of it, pay people to actually work instead of sitting home, and let farmers farm, let builders build, and let YOU decide whose business ought to be supported based on what you decide to buy and how much you’re willing to pay for it. See, you don’t need a PhD in economics to understand that. Just some common sense and a government that gets the heck out of your way!
This essay was originally published on November 3, 2021.