Racism is bad. Except when it isn't.
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For a woman who makes so much money from public speaking engagements, Hillary Clinton can't seem to get through a sentence without coughing like a trapped coal miner. What's going on there?
Robert O'Neill -- AKA the man who shot Bin Laden and let Obama take all the credit -- was on the new Fox News show The Specialists yesterday, and he kinda-sorta justified Greg Gianforte's physical assault on a "snowflake reporter." While insisting he was "not condoning the body slam," O'Neill recounted his own problems with reporters hounding him and his family after his role in taking down Bin Laden was revealed. And as he noted, "We have a saying up there [in Montana]: 'You mess around, you mess around, you might not be around.'"
Here are two statements that aren't mutually exclusive: Newly elected Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte was wrong to beat up that reporter, and the Democrats are in trouble if they can't even defeat a guy who does something like that the day before an election. Both things are true.
More traffic deaths.
I didn't even know they had Ben & Jerry's in Australia, but now comes news that all 26 shops down under are refusing to serve two scoops of the same ice cream in the same cone. It's to raise awareness that gay marriage is still illegal there, see. Which makes a certain kind of sense, if you stop and don't think about it. But is it really enough? Ben & Jerry are pretty homophobic if they don't come with a new flavor for the occasion, right?
I don't like political violence, no matter who's doing it or who's the victim. It's wrong. I'm always glad when the perpetrators are brought to justice, and in this particular case, I'm glad these "antifa" guys are being exposed for the fascists they are.
I only know two things about Republican senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai: He claims he invented email, and he isn't going to beat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. But I like his style.
I would've thought it's self-evident that you shouldn't physically attack anybody for what they say, even if they disagree with you, but a lot of people seem to think it's fine. They're condoning two recent acts of political violence.
I'm old enough to remember when living in a racial and cultural melting pot was a good thing. Not anymore.
Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton took some time out of her hectic schedule to inform us all that "sexism is not an opinion, Islamophobia is not an opinion, racism is not an opinion, homophobia is not an opinion, jingoism is not an opinion." Putting aside the question of whether things that are self-evidently opinions actually qualify as opinions, this raises a larger question: Who the hell does Chelsea Clinton think she is? Who made her Queen of the World?
It's coarse and vulgar and mean to indulge in schadenfreude, which may be why I enjoy it so much. No matter what else I hate about living in 2017 America, I always smile when I remember that Tucker Carlson has a TV show and Jon Stewart doesn't.
Here's the pattern, nine times out of ten:
Earlier today, Fox News Channel retracted their story that DNC staffer Seth Rich provided emails to Wikileaks before he was shot dead last year. But FNC host Sean Hannity is still pushing the theory that Rich's murder was part of some sort of conspiracy. Who's right?
It's the day after a horrifying Islamic terror attack, and you know what that means: It's time to make people shut up about it.
Here's something that nobody has ever been able to explain to me: If gender is nothing but a social construct, why would anybody need to get their genitals switched out for different ones? If I'm supposed to adjust my pronoun usage on a moment's notice just because Bruce Jenner or Bradley Manning or the Wachowski Brothers say so, why do they need to cut off body parts that apparently don't matter anyway? If a person with a penis can be a woman, why go through all that pain and suffering and considerable expense for new equipment that won't work properly anyway?
I don't know if Roger Ailes did all the stuff he was accused of doing. I do know that he didn't make Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky carry on a sexual relationship under the roof of the White House and then lie about it.
Anybody who walks into a concert filled with children and sets off a suicide bomb isn't a terrifying monster. He's a pathetic loser. And President Trump is absolutely right to say so.