Fields of Nightmares

Tragedy struck Denmark on Sunday when a gunman went amok in a large Copenhagen mall. Three people are dead, three in critical condition, and the suspect is in custody. The story was obviously dominant on Danish media Monday morning. Here’s Berlingske: Here’s DR: TV2 News: Politiken: Jyllands-Posten: BT: A Google news search on the term…

Lies, Damned Lies, and DR

I’d meant to post this Thursday, but the day got out of hand. The same thing happened Friday. Turns out that’s not such a bad thing, because the story ripened a little with age. We begin on Wednesday evening, when DR’s website featured the following headline at the top of their website: In English: Expert…

A question worth pondering

Almost anywhere you look these days, you can see, hear, or read leftists saying that the state abortion restrictions resulting from the reversal of Roe v Wade will be harder on some identity groups than on others. Elizabeth Warren, for example, says that affluent women “will be fine.” She goes on: “But you know who…

America just got interesting again

It’s Friday and we’re hosting an overnight party for eleven 13-year-olds, so I won’t be opining on anything this evening. I just thought I’d leave this post here like this because this is what Danish coverage of America looks like when the international left wants to get a message out. DR TV2 BT Berlingske Politiken…

On the slaying of monsters

It’s Sankt Hans Aften tonight—St. John’s Eve, in English. It’s the Danish (and Scandinavian) celebration of the summer solstice. All across the land, tonight, Danes will gather around bonfires, enjoying picnic dinners with friends and neighbors, singing songs, and simply enjoying the long and beautiful evening. It’s an enchanting tradition. In many cases, the bonfires…

A conflict of rules

There’s an interesting article on DR’s website right now: EU wants more equality: “We’re lagging far behind”Simone Nielsen, DR.dk, Jun 21 The article itself isn’t especially interesting—the EU is implementing what amounts to gender quotas (but don’t you ever call them that!) for the boards of European companies with at least 250 employees.  Pretty stupid…

Mr. Missdirection (or: How Berlingske learned to stop worrying and love the violence)

This is a tough post to write for two reasons. First, it’s just one more example of something I’ve chronicled many times already. Second, it makes me so angry I have to fall back on my Clemens quote: “A man can’t write successful satire unless he be in a calm judicial good humor,” [Clemens] remarked…

Stupidity as a signal

Courtesy of Ed Driscoll over at Instapundit: That’s the Washington Post saying that the current energy crisis was supposed to kickstart a green revolution, “but the world wasn’t ready.” There’ll be snowmen in Hell before I pay my way through the Washington Post paywall, but since they’re the extreme left’s most loyal propagandists it’s unlikely…

Deja vu all over again from the Word Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is worried about words again. WHO wants to give monkey pox new name to avoid discriminationRitzau, TV2 News, Jun 15 According to researchers, it is discriminatory to continue to keep referring to monkeypox as “African.” The World Health Organization (WHO) is collaborating with experts to find a new name for…

One Way

It’s been close to a week since a young man showed up outside Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home with every intention of getting of him off the Supreme Court the old-fashioned way: by killing him. To the best of my knowledge, this still hasn’t generated any coverage in the Danish media beyond a single Ritzau news…

Gullible, stupid, obsequious, or malevolent?

Straight to the money quote: The storming of Congress made an indelible impression on me. The mob and the rabble flowed towards and into one of the iconic altars of democracy, storming the hallways, ravaging, robbing, and killing. Armed with everything from handguns to clubs. “The mob and the rabble” is my own interpretive translation,…

Danish media yawn at would-be Supreme Court assassin

As of this writing, late on Friday afternoon, there’s still nothing on DR about Wednesday’s foiled assassination of Brett Kavanaugh. (But, as you can imagine, plenty of stuff on the star chamber show trial underway in Congress.) Nothing on TV2 News, either. Can’t find anything related to the story when using “Kavanaugh” and even “højesteret”…

The continuing crisis: cake and t-shirt edition

Yesterday’s post was about the stupid prizes we’re winning for the stupid games we’re playing with language. That theme continues today. We’re going to start with a recent decision of the Danish bakery chain Lagkagehuset (the name translates to “The Layer Cake House”) to replace two of their popular cakes, the so-called kagemand (“cake man”) and kagekone (“cake wife”) with the…

The Continuing Relevance of Sovereignty

Some things are so stupid only an intellectual could believe them.—George Orwell (apocryphal) Sovereignty is irrelevant.—Intellectual The new think pieces are here, the new think pieces are here! American professor: The Danish yes is part of a new world orderSolveig Gram Jensen, Berlingske.dk, Jun 2 Yesterday, as expected, Denmark voted overwhelmingly (roughly 2:1) to drop…

Idiots, incompetents, and monsters

The headline of this post is, as best as I can tell from the information available, a succinct and yet comprehensive taxonomy of our ruling class. This was brought home to me today by an article on DR’s website. The EU’s Mission in the Mediterranean hasn’t stopped a single human smugglerTine Toft, DR.dk, May 31…

The Pirhana Brothers of Kiev

The EU wants to punish Russia for invading Ukraine by blocking all imports of Russian oil into the union. Toward that end it developed a sixth package of economic sanctions against Russia, and this package includes what would amount to an official oil embargo: a European ban on the import of Russian oil. Hungary has…

Defensive Voting

On Wednesday we Danes will be voting on a referendum to answer the following question, which I’ll provide in the original Danish first: Stemmer du ja eller nej til, at Danmark kan deltage i det europæiske samarbejde om sikkerhed og forsvar ved at afskaffe EU-forsvarsforbeholdet? In English: Do you vote yes or no to Denmark…

Children Die, DR Lies

On May 19, at East Kentwood High School in Michigan, two people were shot in the school parking lot while a graduation ceremony was taking place in the school football stadium. On May 17, a 7-year-old was “grazed” by a bullet when a gun in another kid’s backpack accidentally discharged. On May 12, in Houston,…