Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Cell phone rings twice.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRODUCER: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, where are you? We’re coming up on the deadline for today program.

JOHNNY: I’m in the Caribbean. Didn’t they tell you?

PRODUCER: (Telephone Filter) No. Have you gone fishing again?

JOHNNY: No. This is business.

PRODUCER: (Telephone Filter) Great! What I’m supposed to do for this week’s episode.

JOHNNY: Recycle an old one, I guess. Look, this case will make a great set of episodes, but I’m not at the bottom of things yet.

PRODUCER: (Telephone Filter) OK. I’ll see what I can rustle up. Continue reading

Trump’s Real Appeal

S. E. Cupp has an insightful analysis of the basis of Donald Trump’s appeal to his supports over at Townhall. She believes it is based in folks’ appreciation of Trump’s politically incorrect statements rather than actual support for his ideas. She blames liberals for the rise of Trump.

It’s a shame because, as lamentable as political correctness is, voters can do better than Trump. Political ignorance isn’t the same as being politically incorrect. Calling journalists names isn’t the same as being politically incorrect. These aren’t acts of courage; they’re acts of kindergarteners.

But in a world in which nearly everything could be considered a microaggression, a macroaggressor like Trump is inevitable.

So, thanks, political correctness.

Read the whole thing.