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03 Mar 17:47

The Stupidest Eight Words That I’ve Ever Read

by Don Boudreaux
(Don Boudreaux)

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I recently re-read my dear friend George Selgin’s thorough smackdown of Stephanie Kelton and so-called “modern monetary theory.” In doing so I was struck even more by how completely whackadoodle is this statement from a November 2018 op-ed by Prof. Kelton and her co-authors:

Anything that is technically feasible is financially affordable.

This statement is as anti-economics as any statement can possibly be. Over the years I have read and heard countless moronic statements, some of them offered by credentialed economists. But never have I encountered any statement more stupid, mistaken, and indefensible than this one – and it is one found in an op-ed co-authored by a credentialed economist.

I do not support licensing requirements for economists, but were such requirements in place, any economist who wrote such a thing as this specimen would not only be stripped of his or her license but would also be sued for gross professional incompetence.

George exposed the KY Cygni-sized idiocy of this statement in this way:

Nor does Professor Kelton’s observation that “Anything that is technically feasible is financially affordable” — with its suggestion that we might fund any “feasible” project without running into resource constraints — hold water. That something is technologically feasible means, not that it’s “affordable,” but only that it might be done at some finite cost. Perhaps Professor Kelton does not recognize, or does not want her readers to recognize, the difference. But a difference exists nonetheless, and it’s a lu-lu. For all I know, we might populate the moon, equip every U.S. citizen with a Ferrari, or fill Lake Meade with champagne, technically speaking. But I’m quite certain we can’t afford to.

Alas, I suspect that it’s not even technically feasible to arrange for Prof. Kelton actually to learn anything about economics.

The fact that modern monetary theory (I’ll not glorify it with capitalization) has as one of its chief advocates this Prof. Kelton is much more than sufficient to discredit this ‘theory.’

It literally hurts my brain and deeply distresses my soul to know that someone credentialed as an economist could write such a thing as Prof. Kelton has written above. Truly, it’s… well, I have no further words.

03 Mar 17:38

IMPLEMENTED WITH HELP FROM WESTERN COMPANIES AND ACADEMICS WHO CONSTANTLY TELL US HOW MORAL THEY ARE…

by Glenn Reynolds

IMPLEMENTED WITH HELP FROM WESTERN COMPANIES AND ACADEMICS WHO CONSTANTLY TELL US HOW MORAL THEY ARE: China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of ‘social credit’ system: People accused of social offences blocked from booking flights and train journeys.

A friend on Facebook comments: “I’m a futurist and I will cut to the chase and tell you what this will become: a precision starvation system that in case of food shortfalls allows the Chinese Communist Party to determine who eats and who does not.” Well, that’s just a high-tech improvement on the standard socialist playbook. See, e.g., Maduro’s Venezuela. So yeah, probably.

Of course, a system like this also offers a splendid opportunity for opponents to sow social discord via hacking.

02 Mar 03:40

SUNSHINE IS THE BEST DISINFECTANT: California keeps a secret list of criminal cops, but says you can…

by Stephen Green

SUNSHINE IS THE BEST DISINFECTANT: California keeps a secret list of criminal cops, but says you can’t have it.

Their crimes ranged from shoplifting to embezzlement to murder. Some of them molested kids and downloaded child pornography. Others beat their wives, girlfriends or children.

The one thing they had in common: a badge.

Thousands of California law enforcement officers have been convicted of a crime in the past decade, according to records released by a public agency that sets standards for officers in the Golden State.

The revelations are alarming, but the state’s top cop says Californians don’t have a right to see them. In fact, Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned two Berkeley-based reporters that simply possessing this never-before-publicly-released list of convicted cops is a violation of the law.

The State looks after its own.

02 Mar 03:09

EZRA LEVANT EXPLAINS Canada’s Constitutional Crisis. Key bit: “Trudeau was detonated today by his …

by Glenn Reynolds

EZRA LEVANT EXPLAINS Canada’s Constitutional Crisis. Key bit: “Trudeau was detonated today by his former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s first Aboriginal A-G. She just testified in Parliament, in meticulous detail, how Trudeau and his staff tried to get her to drop criminal charges against a corrupt company that he liked. She refused to bend the law for Trudeau’s cronies. But they didn’t stop. Trudeau; his chief of staff; his principal secretary; even the finance minister. They met her ten times, phoned her ten more. trying to get the charges dropped. She wouldn’t. So Trudeau fired her as A-G.”

Compare this to the nothingburger that was Cohen’s testimony.

02 Mar 03:08

BUT OF COURSE: European Parliament Mandates Speed Limiters on All New Cars. UK based Evo.co.uk is…

by Stephen Green

BUT OF COURSE: European Parliament Mandates Speed Limiters on All New Cars.

UK based Evo.co.uk is reporting that, after approval by key members of the European Parliament of regulations proposed by the European Transport Safety Council, speed limiters and data loggers will now be mandatory equipment on all new cars. The European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection voted in favor of mandatory vehicle safety standards that could be in force within three years. Negotiations between the Parliament, Member States and the European Commission will determine how the new regulations are implemented.

The speed limiters, which go by the euphemism Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), use GPS data and possibly traffic sign recognition to determine a road’s speed limit and then limit engine power to match that speed. While it’s possible to just press harder on the accelerator and go faster, if the car exceeds the speed limit for several seconds, an audible warning signal will sound, along with a visual warning displayed until speed is reduced to the legal limit.

The new regulations also mandate data loggers, plus driver assist features like lane warnings and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. It’s not clear if the data loggers would have any privacy protections.

The soft fascists continue their march through Europe.

17 Feb 21:50

HOW DEEP IT GOES: Study confirms Cuvier’s beaked whale is world’s deepest-diving mammal. Because…

by Glenn Reynolds

HOW DEEP IT GOES: Study confirms Cuvier’s beaked whale is world’s deepest-diving mammal.

Because the elusive whales spend so little time at the surface and rarely venture close to shore, studying their behavior is difficult. Researchers were able to tag several Cuvier’s beaked whale off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The satellite tags recorded 3,242 hours of behavioral data from 5,926 dives.

“They typically only spend about two minutes at the surface between dives,” Jeanne Shearer, a doctoral student in ecology at Duke University, said in a news release. “It’s amazing that they can dive to such depths, withstand the pressure, and be down there that long, with such brief recovery times.”

Scientists have previously tracked the dives of Cuvier’s beaked whales in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Caribbean, but studies suggest beaked whale populations exhibit distinct diving patterns.

The new data showed the whales’ deepest dives extend more than 4,500 feet beneath the ocean surface. Deep dives can last two to three hours. The whales dive continuously, with deep dives followed by a few shorter dives, averaging 1,000 feet.

“Cuvier’s beaked whales are only half the size of the sperm whale,” Shearer said. “Their dives push the limits of mammalian physiology, but we still don’t know how they’re able to behave this way.”

By contrast, the deepest breath-hold dive by a human is around 700 feet — only about 1/6 as deep, but still pretty impressive considering, you know, that we’re not whales.

15 Feb 21:39

MOLON LABE: Pelosi threat: Democrats could declare national emergency to enact gun control. UPDAT…

by Stephen Green

MOLON LABE: Pelosi threat: Democrats could declare national emergency to enact gun control.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): I guess the problem with this is that we know they’ll do this anyway if they think they can get away with it, and the press would support them regardless of what the GOP has done in the past.

15 Feb 02:27

REMEMBER WHEN THEY TOLD US THE DEEP STATE WAS A MYTH? This was an effort to overturn a legiti…

by Glenn Reynolds

REMEMBER WHEN THEY TOLD US THE DEEP STATE WAS A MYTH?

This was an effort to overturn a legitimate election by undemocratic means, for selfish reasons. People should be fired, and quite possibly prosecuted, for this.

Instead:

Just a reminder that anyone who lied to the President as part of this is subject to prosecution under the False Statements Act.

UPDATE:

13 Feb 04:16

CONFIRMED: Washington Post ranking editors quashed VA Lt. Governor Fairfax sexual assault story. …

by Stephen Green

CONFIRMED: Washington Post ranking editors quashed VA Lt. Governor Fairfax sexual assault story.

Democracy dies in darkness, but Democrats die in sunlight, apparently.

13 Feb 03:58

FASTER, PLEASE: This New ‘Trojan Horse’ Drug Successfully Treated 6 Types of Cancer Tumor….

by Glenn Reynolds
02 Feb 03:53

WHY POLITICIANS HATE HOMESCHOOLING. Well, it gets people out from under their thumbs….

by Glenn Reynolds

WHY POLITICIANS HATE HOMESCHOOLING. Well, it gets people out from under their thumbs.

29 Jan 04:26

North Dakota’s Excellent Food Freedom Act Is Under Attack Yet Again

by Baylen Linnekin

North Dakota's legislature passed a food freedom law in 2017 that deregulated many direct-to-consumer sales of food grown by farmers and prepared by home cooks. By any measure, the law has been a great success. Thanks to industrious entrepreneurs who share knowledge with each other, as well as host and attend workshops on topics like how to safely can and pickle fruits and vegetables, the residents of North Dakota can legally buy an array of locally grown, raised, and made food items right from their neighbors.

But as I warned last summer, the busybodies in Bismarck have been working on rules that would water down the law.

Last year state health department regulators proposed onerous rules that would have neutered the law. The Bismarck Tribune editorial board egged on the health department. But a backlash from Food Freedom Act supporters forced the health department to back down.

Now, some lawmakers in the same legislature that passed the law in 2017 are trying to kill it. Those efforts kicked into overdrive this month.

Under the pretense of "clarifying" the Food Freedom Act, S.B. 2269 would greatly limit the rights of food producers seeking to take advantage of the existing law. For example, S.B. 2269 would outlaw many homemade foods that are now legal to sell—including everything from lemonade to chicken tamales to canned beets. It would require foods that require refrigeration—from many pies to fruit salad—to be transported frozen and sold either dehydrated or frozen, which would make many foods inedible! It would also allow local health departments to inspect produce sold to restaurants. None of these onerous new regulatory burdens exist under the current law.

Why this bill?

"It hopes to create a sense of comfort amongst the health department—who had a lot of concerns—and the cottage food industry," said S.B. 2269 sponsor State Sen. Jerry Klein (R-Fessenden) this week. "And together, I believe I have a bill that is workable for all parties involved."

State Sen. Klein, according to his legislative bio, is a retired longtime grocery owner and former head of the state's grocers' association. How does the group he led feel about the Food Freedom Act?

"One key opponent of the [food freedom] law is the North Dakota Grocers Association, which said in a May newsletter that the group 'apposed (sic) this bill and will work with the ND Department of Health to fix or repeal this legislation,'" I observed in a column last year. "Competition is a beast."

And that is what this push to rein in the Food Freedom Act is all about: grocers' fear of competition.

But, as the grocers' association newsletter suggests, their friends at the North Dakota state health department also support efforts to weaken the Food Freedom Act.

"It doesn't necessarily take anything away from what the current law is," says Julie Wagendorf, a senior state health department official who supports S.B. 2269. "It just offers further explanation of defining what a cottage food product is."

While Wagendorf admits others might disagree with her assessment, it's difficult to see S.B. 2269 as having any substantive impact other than to take a whole lot of meaningful and important protections away from the North Dakota farmers, consumers, and others who benefit from the Food Freedom Act.

As a result, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit on whose board I serve, urged members in North Dakota to contact their lawmakers and support the Food Freedom Act.

Back when North Dakota was set to pass the Food Freedom Act, I said I was thrilled the state was joining a growing number of states that are doing so. I also explained why these laws are so popular: they expand choices for farmers, home-based entrepreneurs, and consumers; haven't led to any documented foodborne illnesses; and enjoy bipartisan support.

Nearly two years later, all of those facts are still very much in evidence. Naysaying North Dakota public health bureaucrats, the state grocery lobby, and lawmakers should take note.

29 Jan 04:18

My right to be forgotten is your right to die 

by Stewart Baker

If the surgeon about to operate on you has been disciplined for neglecting patients, wouldn't you like to know? Well, the mandarins of European Union privacy law beg to differ. Google has been told by a Dutch court not to tell anyone about the disciplined doctor, and there seems to have been a six-month lag in disclosing even the court ruling. Gus Hurwitz and I are appalled. I repeat my long-standing view that in the end, privacy law just protects the privileged. Gus agrees.

This week's interview is with John Carlin, author of Dawn of the Code War. It's a great inside story of how we came to indict China's hacker-spies for attacking US companies.

In other news, the Illinois Supreme Court has demonstrated just how bad Illinois' biometric privacy law is – by the simple expedient of applying it the way it's written.

Dr. Megan Reiss and I air our ambivalence about the latest site hosting collections of doxed messages. We lack enthusiasm for indiscriminate doxing of the kind highlighted on Distributed Denial of Secrets, but if it's got to happen, it couldn't happen to a nicer Russian dictator.

Nick Weaver explains the DHS emergency order telling civilian agencies to protect themselves against DNS hijacking, and why the shutdown may have made those agencies more vulnerable.

Nick and I debate YouTube's latest algorithmic tweak to avoid recommending "borderline" material. He notes that the tweak is to correct an algorithm that used to push people toward extremes. I counter that this tweak turns out to be a suspiciously good way for YouTube Social Justice Warriors to suppress videos they don't like but can't actually show to be violating YouTube's terms of service.

Speaking of which, maybe the real singularity will be when Silicon Valley SJWs join forces with Beijing to produce technology to suppress WrongThink once and for all. If so, the singularity is nigh, in the form of a Chinese app that allows you to identify all the people around you who deserve to be shamed. Of course, when it comes from Twitter, instead of identifying those who haven't paid their debts, the app will identify anyone who ever wore a MAGA hat. And it will have a cooler name. Maybe #Punchable.

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27 Jan 03:17

I REMEMBER WHEN MICROSOFT GOT ANTITRUST TROUBLE JUST FOR GIVING AWAY A FREE BROWSER: Wow, fancy tha…

by Glenn Reynolds

I REMEMBER WHEN MICROSOFT GOT ANTITRUST TROUBLE JUST FOR GIVING AWAY A FREE BROWSER: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently. “Several other developers commenting on the proposed change expressed dismay, with some speculating that Google is using privacy as a pretext for putting the interests of its ad business over those of browser users.”

13 Jan 02:59

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - AI Winter

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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Honestly, all you humans ever talk about is how we sterilized everyone then blotted out the sun. Like, get over it!


Today's News:
12 Jan 03:04

ANOTHER MYTH EXPLODED: Older People’s Brains Can Produce As Many New Brain Cells As Teenagers’….

by Glenn Reynolds
20 Dec 04:15

HARVARD LAWPROF QUESTIONS HIGHER ED’S TAX EXEMPTIONS: …

by Glenn Reynolds
06 Dec 17:21

YOUR SCIENTISTS SPENT TOO MUCH TIME WONDERING IF THEY COULD, NOT ENOUGH TIME WONDERING IF THEY SHOUL…

by Glenn Reynolds

YOUR SCIENTISTS SPENT TOO MUCH TIME WONDERING IF THEY COULD, NOT ENOUGH TIME WONDERING IF THEY SHOULD: With ingestible pill, you can track fart development in real time on your phone.

30 Nov 13:24

DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH: French Court cites ‘cultural norms’ in acquitting Muslim rapist. A Mus…

by Stephen Green

DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH: French Court cites ‘cultural norms’ in acquitting Muslim rapist.

A Muslim refugee from Bangladesh was acquitted of the rape of a high school girl – with a French court excusing the sexual attack due to the young man’s “different cultural norms.”

The young Islamic migrant was also charged with sexually assaulting another young girl, but his defense argued that he should not be held responsible because he could have misinterpreted his aggressive sexual contact with the girl due to his Muslim “cultural codes.”

Excuses, excuses

The politically correct explanation for acquitting the rapist contended that he should not be accountable for the attack because of the way Muslim men traditionally sexually victimize and abuse women back in Bangladesh.

“Experts who investigated the man described him as narcissistic and self-centered and that in the male culture of Bangladesh – his country of origin – ‘women are relegated to the status of sexual object,’” the Voice of Europe reported.

And now they are in France, too.

20 Nov 01:35

NEWS YOU CAN USE? When to Shoot a Nuclear Bomb With Your Gun. While at an air base almost certai…

by Stephen Green

NEWS YOU CAN USE? When to Shoot a Nuclear Bomb With Your Gun.

While at an air base almost certainly located in what was then West Germany, Agnew saw little evidence that nuclear weapons were under strict American control, as Congress expected.

At best there was what he later called a “token custodial arrangement” that he witnessed when he saw nuclear bombs hanging under West German aircraft with only the supervision of a young, lone American G.I. on the flight line.

“What are you going to do if these guys come running out and they’re going take off and no one has told you that it’s all right?” Agnew asked the soldier.

The soldier said he didn’t know what to do.

“What you ought to do is just shoot the bombs,” Agnew told him, counting on the high probability that bullets would disable the weapons. “Shoot those things and don’t worry about it.

A security plan that calls for shooting The Bomb—and crossing your fingers for luck might—sound like a scene straight out of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.

But Agnew’s recollections are just some of dozens about the often fragile nature of nuclear weapons safety and security in a documentary produced by the Sandia National Laboratories for internal use and recently made public under the Freedom of Information Act.

Much more at the link.

18 Nov 18:44

THE BLOOMBERG SYNDROME: How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California’s Wildfires. …

by Ed Driscoll
10 Nov 22:35

WELL, THIS IS TROUBLING: …

by Glenn Reynolds

WELL, THIS IS TROUBLING:

30 Oct 00:41

MONICA SHOWALTER: Murderous communists? Who knew? Take a look at what they are doing in Venezuela. …

by Stephen Green

MONICA SHOWALTER: Murderous communists? Who knew? Take a look at what they are doing in Venezuela.

There’s another reality about the place, and it’s not getting the attention, say, Saudi Arabia or Russia is, over the killings of dissidents. The Maduro regime is showing an alarming willingness to violently attack opposition leaders, and it’s moving in on high-profile ones who had previously seemed untouchable. They’ve already jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and driven many others into exile. But the regime’s people have stepped up the thuggery to higher levels since then. They tortured to death a city councilman who was then flung off a ten-story building earlier this month. And they encircled and beat up leading opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, likely signaling intent to kill.

Maduro’s abuses aren’t getting the same attention Khashoggi’s murder has because they can’t be used to embarrass the right people.

27 Oct 13:26

CNBC’s Jim Cramer eats crow for pushing Nucor, as Trump’s tariffs backfire even for US steelmakers - Publications – AEI

by Mark Perry

AEI
CNBC’s Jim Cramer eats crow for pushing Nucor, as Trump’s tariffs backfire even for US steelmakers

 

In the video above from tonight’s Mad Money Show on CNBC, host Jim Cramer breaks down why Trump’s steel tariffs aren’t working, even for US steelmakers like Nucor who were supposed to be the main beneficiaries of the artificially high steel prices.

Let me tell you what caught me by surprise. The steel tariffs aren’t working in the way we thought they would… for the steel industry. Remember the first major shot fired in this trade skirmish was the President’s 25% tariff on imported steel – something the steel industry had been aggressively pushing for. The idea here was that the steelmakers needed to be protected from government-subsidized Chinese competition that was flooding the global market. Sure everybody who buys steel would have to pay more, but our steelmakers, wouldn’t they be in better shape, that makes sense right? Or at least that was the theory.

In practice, the steel stocks have been slaughtered since the tariffs went into effect. Just look at the stock of Nucor, the best steelmaker in America, and the chief proponent of the 25% steel tariff on steel imports. Nucor is down by $10 since the tariffs were announced! Counterintuitive? How the heck is that possible? The whole point of this exercise was to help the US steelmakers by making foreign competition more expensive, and allowing companies like Nucor to raise their prices to levels where they could get a decent return.

And yet here we are. Wow! Last week Nucor reported an underwhelming quarter. Tepid guidance. And the stock is now at its lowest level since late last year. The tariffs aren’t helping the steel industry, in fact they might be hurting the steel industry. So how in the world did this happen? What’s going on here?

Before I get into the details I need to eat some crow myself. I recommended Nucor stock over and over again as the big beneficiary of Trump’s protectionism. The CEO John Ferriola has been pushing for the government to get involved for ages. He was very bullish about the positive impact of steel tariffs, and I believed him! In retrospect, I think Ferriola and I may have been mistaken. What can I say, mea culpa! I got it wrong. So what went wrong?

So why is Nucor suffering so badly instead of practically being able to print money due to the protective tariffs that insulate it from foreign competition? The “Mad Money” host floated three ideas, and they are all related to the steel tariffs, which were intended to raise prices on government-subsidized steel from other countries in order to revive business at U.S. steelmakers like Nucor.

“First of all, when the government slaps a 25% tax on imported steel — basically a federally-mandated price increase — that’s going to reduce demand,” Cramer said. “We just spoke to Barry Sternlicht, the CEO of Starwood Capital — a major real estate developer and lender — and he said the price of steel has gotten so excessive that it’s actually starting to limit demand [or technically quantity demanded].”

Second, the United States is now in the throes of a “genuine trade war with China,” and tariffs being passed back and forth between the two countries is “bad for business” in the near term.

“Unfortunately, the steelmakers are very economically sensitive,” Cramer said. “Which brings me to the final problem: all of these tariffs raise prices, and when the Federal Reserve sees prices going up, they get very worried about inflation. That’s one of the reasons the Fed’s gotten so aggressive about raising interest rates. And, look, you do not want to own the steelmakers when the Fed is tightening aggressively.”

MP: If this is the Protectionist-in-Chief’s idea of winning, when both domestic steelmakers like Nucor, and domestic steel-using firms like Ford, GM and Caterpillar are suffering from the steel tariffs, what exactly would losing look like?

CNBC’s Jim Cramer eats crow for pushing Nucor, as Trump’s tariffs backfire even for US steelmakers
Mark Perry

23 Oct 03:06

LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: Venezuela’s foreign creditors try to lay claim to Citgo. If Citgo is seiz…

by Stephen Green

LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: Venezuela’s foreign creditors try to lay claim to Citgo.

If Citgo is seized and sold to pay Venezuela’s debts, it could disrupt one of the most reliable sources of cash for a country already reeling from hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, and a population exodus. U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring President Nicolás Maduro, who has overseen the worst of the country’s implosion, have exacerbated the government’s pain, largely blocking it from the U.S. financial system.

The fight over Citgo is unfolding in courtrooms and boardrooms across North America and Europe – with a key decision expected by the end of the year.

Two Canadian mining firms are trying to acquire parts of Citgo as compensation for Venezuela’s expropriation of their assets more than a decade ago. A Russian oil company and holders of bonds issued by Venezuela’s state oil producer have staked a claim to Citgo shares. ConocoPhillips suggested it may also pursue the company.

In August, a federal judge in Delaware gave a bankrupt Canadian gold-mining company, Crystallex International, permission to seize shares of Citgo’s holding company, a decision that Venezuela’s lawyers lamented would “trigger a cascade of adverse events.”

It took a while to get going, but the cascade was triggered with Hugo Chavez’s election in 1999.

22 Oct 03:39

HERE’S A COUPLE THAT WILL STAY TOGETHER AT LEAST UNTIL THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAS RUN: NELLIE O…

by Glenn Reynolds

HERE’S A COUPLE THAT WILL STAY TOGETHER AT LEAST UNTIL THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAS RUN: NELLIE OHR INVOKES MARITAL PRIVILEGE TO AVOID TESTIFYING ABOUT HER HUSBAND, A DOJ OFFICIAL.

10 Oct 01:27

GREAT MOMENTS IN SOVIET PSYCHIATRY: The View Hosts Write Off Kanye’s Trump Openness As Mental Illn…

by Ed Driscoll

GREAT MOMENTS IN SOVIET PSYCHIATRY: The View Hosts Write Off Kanye’s Trump Openness As Mental Illness.

This type of discussion is not just denigrating to people who suffer from bipolar disorder and their families, by implying they are incapable of thinking for themselves or floating ideas, but it is also writing off black Republicans or any minorities who dare to think differently, who don’t fit their Hollywood mold, as crazy and “off his meds.”

Kanye has been open about suffering from mental illness and taking medication in the past, but using someone’s mental illness as an explanation for why his political views are different from yours is vile. Furthermore, it’s shameless to insinuate that Kardashian is incapable of caring for her husband’s health, when in reality she simply refusing to be a part of the silencing mob. Kardashian has publicly and repeatedly shown support for her husband’s political thoughts.

Related: How the Soviets used their own twisted version of psychiatry to suppress political dissent.

29 Sep 16:38

BUT IT WAS REPORTED EVERYWHERE AT THE MOST IMPACTFUL MOMENT: It turns out the American Bar Associat…

by Glenn Reynolds

BUT IT WAS REPORTED EVERYWHERE AT THE MOST IMPACTFUL MOMENT: It turns out the American Bar Association story on Brett Kavanaugh was FAKE NEWS. “The Senate Judiciary Committee released this letter on Friday from the ABA stating that Robert Carlson, the President of the American Bar Association who wrote the letter, didn’t get the it approved by the committee that actually votes on this sort of thing and that the ABA’s rating of Judge Kavanaugh “’is not affected’.”

For this abuse of power, Robert Carlson should resign from the ABA presidency immediately.

28 Sep 00:37

SCIENCE, UNSETTLED: New Research Confirms We Got Cholesterol All Wrong: The U.S. government has pu…

by Glenn Reynolds
28 Sep 00:28

MAZIE HIRONO ‘JUSTICE:’ “You have to watch that clip. Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono says point …

by Ed Driscoll

MAZIE HIRONO ‘JUSTICE:’ “You have to watch that clip. Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono says point blank that facts don’t matter. Kavanaugh is guilty of attempted rape decades ago because he is a conservative judge.”

Exit quote: “Solzhenitsyn wrote that in the Soviet Union, trials were never to be treated as a matter of the guilt or innocence of the accused, but of furthering the class struggle.”