The recent brouhaha over Bruce Jenner has led me to want to explain the use of English language pronouns on this blog—
Feminine pronouns (she/her/hers) are used for human beings lacking Y-chromosomes, other female biological entities, and for certain inanimate objects such as ships.
Masculine pronouns (he/him/his) are used for human beings possessing Y-chromosomes and other male biological entities.
Indefinite pronouns (he/him/his) are used for human beings whose possession of Y-chromosomes is unknown and may be use for other biological entities. One/one/one’s may be used for any human being regardless of Y-choromosome status when the subjunctive mood is used.
Neuter pronouns (it/it/its) are used for inanimate objects and may be used for non-human biological entities.
The plural pronouns (they/them/their) should only be used for groups of person or things.
These rules are not microagression. They’re science-based, clear-thinking, real-world grammar punching back twice as hard.
Back in March, Breitbart Unmasked published several post that made multiple false statements about me, including that I had engaged in stalking and suborned perjury. An honest publication would retract such false statement and publish a correction.
OTOH, this involves Breitbart Unmasked, so I have no expectation of honest, fair dealing from that website or any of the people associated with it. Still, it would be wise for a retraction, correction, and apology for the false information published about me last March to appear on that site—especially now that three judges have ruled that I didn’t engage in stalking, and two have ruled that I didn’t engage in harassment. It should happen soon. Very soon.
Mother Jones has a hard-hitting investigative piece up that reveals that when Ted Cruz practiced law he had clients, that he represented their interests, and that he didn’t win every single case. The article assures us that this will be a hot campaign issue.
Rolling Stone blew it. We’ve known that for a while, and the Columbia School of Journalism report points out some of the failures at the Journalism 101 level. However, it doesn’t explain why such stupid mistakes were made. John Hinderaker at Powerline takes a look at why the magazine would make such errors.
So don’t be surprised next time Rolling Stone, or any other liberal publication, gets a story wrong. These journalists’ biases are set in stone. We and many others have revealed them countless times, and liberal bias has led to countless errors and embarrassments. But such setbacks don’t faze the social justice warriors who went into journalism to further the left-wing narrative.
Read the whole thing.
Blogsmoke will not be presented this evening so that we may present this special episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.
ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—
SOUND: Skype rings once.
JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.
BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Bob Bailey. How ya’ doin’?
JOHNNY: Pretty well. It’s good to hear from you again. What’s up?
BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) I see that you’ve been working on that matter dealing with The Grouch. Have you seen his latest court filing?
JOHNNY: It’s just popped up in my email. I haven’t opened it yet.
BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Read it, and after you stop laughing, give me a call. I may have an intriguing lead for you.
MUSIC: Theme up and under.
ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …
JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!
MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading
After listening to sources such as the BBC and NPR talk about how tight the polls were in the Israeli elections, it was a pleasant surprise to wake up this morning and find stories like this and this.