Rufus and Carla

The U.S. ambassador to Denmark during the second term of the Obama Administration was a wildly popular fellow named Rufus Gifford. Gifford began his career in show biz, where he worked as an assistant producer on several films and appeared as Dog Owner #1 in Garfield: the Movie. Having thus conquered Hollywood, he made the…

According to Kretz

“A man can’t write successful satire,” Mark Twain wrote in a letter to his friend William Dean Howells, “except he be in a calm judicial good-humor…. in truth I don’t ever seem to be in a good enough humor with ANY-thing to satirize it; no, I want to stand up before it & curse it, & foam…

Give ’em What They Want

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, so the reign of happy sunshine and rainbows has begun. Here was taxpayer-funded DR’s lead story on their website the morning of Inauguration Day: ANALYSIS: Farewell to Trump – not to the anger and the hate, Steffen Kretz, DR.dk, January 20…

The Conservative Case for Banning Conservatism

America has, for better or worse, a two party political system. Other parties exist, and some are even quite strong in individual states (consider Senator Bernie Sanders’s socialist following in Vermont), but at the national level American politics is binary: Democrat and Republican. There hasn’t been a president from any other party since Millard Fillmore…

Gaslighting

“There is no objective truth,” say the wise men. If that’s the case, you may as well stop reading this. You may as well stop reading anything at all. Or eating, or drinking, or breathing: the idea that such things are necessary to survival is just a matter of opinion. If nothing is objectively true,…

Danish Media Pounce

The New York Post published a story yesterday that, like most unflattering stories about Joe Biden, didn’t get much coverage in Denmark. It was entitled “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad.” The smoking gun in question was an email on a computer whose contents came to the Post’s attention:…

Our Unconstitutional Constitution

It has to be said over and over and over again: Amy Coney Barrett is going to be confirmed as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Constitution gives the president the power to nominate her, and it gives the Senate the power to approve her nomination. The president has nominated her and…

“Win, lose, or draw”

I was reading Berlingske’s preview of tonight’s debate between President Trump and Joe Biden (I’m a glutton for punishment), and it was about what I’d expected. At one point in the article, however, author Mikkel Danielsen notes that maybe the attacks predicted from Trump could be an advantage to Biden. “[Det] mener flere amerikanske analytikere,”…

Steffen Kretz: Joementum!

The big campaign story coming out of Labor Day weekend in the states was the leveling of the playing field: An interesting turn of events, and probably a bit of a shocker to anyone who’s been relying on DR’s ace U.S.A. correspondent Steffen Kretz for their sense of where the American election is headed. That’s…

Vinter kommer

Another amped-up exposé on the dread QAnon conspiracy came out today, this time from TV2. I dealt with QAnon a while back, when Berlingske ran a feature on the weird conspiracy, and I don’t want to spend more time in that particular rabbit hole. The world of today is, like the worlds of yesterday and…