As Glenn Reynolds might say, “If you’re going to chronicle Nancy Pelosi’s bullshit, you’re gonna need a bigger blog.”
But this one’s a little more dangerous than her normal:
The United States would not agree to any trade deal with Britain if future Brexit arrangements undermine peace in Ireland, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday during a visit to Dublin.
Actually, Our Nancy doesn’t have the authority to make such a statement. Trade deals fall squarely under the purview of the POTUS, and are subject only to ratification by the (Republican-controlled) Senate. The House of Representatives, over which Oberfuehrer Pelosi holds only a little influence, doesn’t have much to do with the process.
So she’s telling a Great Big Fat Lie [quelle surprise] in order to undermine Brexit, which (as any fule kno) the U.S. Socialist Party hates as much as the Euroscum do, because both hate the idea that someone somewhere might actually have independence from Big Government.
So, to my Brit Readers: ignore the Trot bitch. We usually do.
From Rick Moran:
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed and for 230 years, the press has — mostly — used that freedom responsibly. Sure, the pressures of deadlines and the desire to be “first” with a story led to some famous failures. “Dewey Defeats Truman” was supposed to be a cautionary tale for reporters and editors. Instead, along with many proud traditions associated with the craft and art of journalism, the lessons have been forgotten or discarded as outmoded.”
Given how today’s journalists (and most of their editors) are a bunch of ignorant twerps who think that recorded history began around 1990, I would be surprised if they even knew who Dewey and Truman were. (The more knowledgeable ones would probably think that Dewey had something to do with decimals, and “Truman” was that old Jim Carrey movie.)
The scrofulous New York Times goes boo-hoo-hoo, in a textbook case of self-delusion (“Never mind the facts, we know differently! “) with this little screed.
There’s only one thing to be done:
No prizes for guessing as to which consequence I prefer…
Via Insty, David Bernstein has an interesting post about some Democrat asswipe coming to the assistance of serial anti-Semite / newbie Socialist House Rep. Ilhan Omar. He makes the issue about “checking privilege”, but I have a different take. Here’s the screenshot, with the part that interests me highlighted:
Okay, let’s agree with Clyburn’s statement, arguendo. Here’s my take:
Can today’s Blacks, and the Democrats and Socialists who support their claims, just shut the fuck up about 19th-century slavery and forget all about “reparations”?
And a footnote to Rep. Omar: it wasn’t the Jews who put you in a refugee camp either, so you can STFU as well.
From the esteemed Professor Glenn Reynolds, addressing this nonsense:
“Fuck off, bigot.”
Couldn’t have put it better myself.
So now butter and lard are good for you again, and vegetable oils (except olive) are bad:
The World Health Organization has faced fierce backlash after telling people to replace butter and lard with ‘healthier’ oils in the New Year.
A leading cardiologist today said he was ‘shocked and disturbed’ by the advice, which the UN agency listed as a tip to prolong people’s lives.
Butter has been demonised for decades over its saturated fat content – but an array of evidence is beginning to prove it can be healthy.
Plus ça change, plus la même chose.
This announcement could have had some impact on my life, except that I never stopped using butter and I’ve always looked suspiciously at all cooking oils anyway.
Never mind: next week some other cardiologist will warn us that butter causes (or, more likely, “may” cause) aggravated syphilis or something.
In the meantime, any report from a large government- or international agency (CDC, WHO, etc.) should be treated with the utmost skepticism if not outright rejection. In fact, if Agency A warns that X is bad for you, a rule of thumb would be to increase the intake of X.
I don’t see that the above advice can be any worse than the bullshit we’ve been fed for the past fifty-odd years.