Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Free speech is pretty much an untested concept.
Scorecard: 6 to 4 with a tie. Of the six states Hillary won on Tuesday, she would carry none of them come November. Bernie would carry all but Oklahoma, and they both could carry Massachusetts. So Sanders lost the day but showed he would be a better candidate in November. Here endeth the lesson.Touching The Bases: Having met with Obama to discuss the current Supreme Court vacancy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley said that nothing had changed and that there was absolutely no way they were going to behave as responsible adults.
Level Playing Field: About a third of the people shot by LAPD officers last year were mentally ill, as were the cops who shot them.
Let Us Prey: A Pennsylvania grand jury has found that at least 50 Roman Catholic priests from the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese had raped hundreds of children over decades of depravity. In Rome, Australian Cardinal Pell testified that pedophilic priests were “a sad story that wasn't of much interest to me.” Why would anyone with a child go to a Catholic Church?
Editor’s Note: “Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist,birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.” Which is why he's doing so well.
Equal Rights: At the Rio Olympic Games, competitors in Men's Boxing will not be wearing headguards, because being there is prima facie evidence that there's nothing in there to protect.
To Dream The Impossible Dream: US Attorney General Loretta Lynch believes that giving the British access to wiretap data from US firms “would protect privacy and human rights”. Which should be grounds for impeachment but instead is a sad commentary on how little the US Justice Department understands about privacy and human rights.
Leaped Year: On Sadie Hawkins day, the Sanders campaign raised $6 million, bringing the February total to $42 million, nearly all in small to tiny contributions. Unlike some other people.
Plain And Simple: “Over the past four decades nearly one-third of the country’s productive potential has been thrown away on spending that adds nothing to real wealth or destroyed by the 2008 financial crisis.”
A Great Victory: Hillary has demonstrated her electability by beating Sanders in six Southern States that the Democrats haven't carried since Reagan. Yep, she guarantees not to win a one of them come November. I'm impressed.
Welfare: Utah is preparing to spend $51 million taxpayer dollars building a coal port in California so private companies can export even more coal to a world market that is massively oversupplied.
Relativity: Saudi Arabia is suffering terrifically from low petroleum prices, it says here. Sure, they have burned through nearly $105 billion of their foreign reserves, leaving them with barely enough to tough things out for another six years – about 5 years longer than the Dakota frackers.
Reminder: It has now been over 10 years since US GDP growth reached 3%.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:33 AM