I’m So Old …


… I remember when the Democrat-supporting newspapers praised a plain-speaking president for “giving ’em Hell.” Now, not so much.

OTOH, Jeff Dunetz seems to appreciate a bit of alleged craziness.

In fact, if having a screw loose makes people as successful as Donald Trump was during the past eleven and a half months, we should pray it’s contagious and that everyone in Congress and the federal bureaucracy catches it (and save some of it for me).

Read the whole thing.

From your keyboard to God’s eyes, Jeff.

Could These College Presidents Pass High School Civics?


The Volokh Conspiracy reports that group styling itself as the “Higher Education Council of San Antonio” has put out a statement containing this paragraph—

As members of the Higher Education Council of San Antonio (HECSA), we — the presidents of colleges and universities throughout this community and supporters — feel that it is important for us to speak out and make a distinction between diversity of thought and disingenuous misrepresentation of free speech. We further attest that hate speech has no place at our colleges and universities. Inappropriate messages, banners and flyers that are meant to provoke, spread hate, or create animosity and hostility, are not welcome or accepted.

As the Supreme Court recently reminded us in the Matal v. Tam case, there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Go read Eugene Volokh’s post.

It’s past time to fire the overly-credentialed and under-educated administrative drones cluttering so many schools and replace them with competent teachers.

I’m So Old …


… I remember when the Left was cheering because big shots at Fox News were getting the axe when they were accused of sexual harassment. I also seem to remember that the Left was sure that Donald Trump would be next. Now, WaPo is reporting that the Department of Justice Inspector General says that mishandling of sexual harassment reporting has been “systemic” at the DoJ.

Justice supervisors have mishandled complaints, the IG said, and some perpetrators were given little discipline or even later rewarded with bonuses or performance awards. At the same time, the number of allegations of sexual misconduct has been increasing over the past five years and the complaints have involved senior Justice Department officials across the country.

During four of the past five years, Democrats were leading a highly politicized DoJ.

“We’re talking about presidential appointees, political appointees, FBI special agents in charge, U.S. attorneys, wardens, a chief deputy U.S. marshal, a U.S. marshal assistant director, a deputy assistant attorney general,” Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said in an interview.

Read the whole thing.

Making a Federal Case Out of It


KPPC, an NPR station in the LA area, reports that they have interviewed the psychologist from the LA Department of Mental Heath who claims to have sent a package of horse manure to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Robert Strong said in an interview with KPCC that he sent the manure to Mnuchin because he believed the recently passed tax plan was corrupt and “brazenly ripping off the American people.”

“What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the moneychangers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion. I feel like that’s what the GOP has done to the American people,” he told KPCC.

Sounds like it’s time for a med check.

The LAPD has handed what started out as a investigation of a suspicious package over to the Secret Service.

Tax Cuts in the Left’s Alternate Universe


Sarah Hoyt has taken many of the Democrats’ prediction concerning the effects of the recent tax cut legislation and created  Diaries from Taxmaggedon.

I have ventured to compile an imaginary diary from a world in which the left’s ideas are reality.  I also have ventured to make it five days, because frankly, they are extrapolating the end of the world, and even I – with my experience of fiction writing – can’t make that happen in two days.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE—Oh, look! A down twinkle! Given when it came in and what the connection log shows, I’ll bet it came from someone who won’t have to pay any federal income tax under the new law.