“Mr. Biden, Tear Down This Party…”

It’s gratifying to hear something you’ve been saying for years get said on the floor of the House of Representatives. During comments on a bill to remove certain statues from Congress yesterday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said a number of things I’ve said repeatedly on this blog, and have been saying for an even…

The Left is Always Right

Good news, everybody!  Turns out it’s not racist to require voters to provide identification after all. Not only that, but it turns out Critical Race Theory is no big deal: it’s just about teaching kids about the history of slavery and race relations in the United States. These revelations are brought to us courtesy of…

Everybody Knifes

I was a teenager for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Most of my friends at the time were also teenagers. My experience of teenagers was mostly limited to my peers in our suburban Massachusetts hometown and the surrounding communities. My horizons broadened when I went away to college in Pittsburgh and…

Systemic

A drug-addled thug on the brink of (or in the throes of) an overdose died while in the custody of law enforcement. Was it murder? An accident? The family blamed the police; the officers involved claimed they’d done everything by the book. The victim’s name was Alex Billmeyer. He was a white man from Dubuque,…

The Mob Warms Up

There’s a giddy anticipation in the air: the trial of Derek Chauvin, accused of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, is now up to the jury. Which is really exciting, because it could result in riots, and riots are big news, and big news is big business! (It’s a big business that crushes small…

Murder by Numbers

This is not an ordinary blog post. It’s a reference post: one that I will post once, reference frequently, and update periodically. The stats are presented without commentary of any kind; my own observations can be found at the bottom. U.S. Population, 2019Source: The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, via Kaiser Family Foundation Americans (2019)…

Manglende kontekst

I wrote about the horrific attempted assassination of two L.A. cops in Compton on Sunday. It’s big news in the states, as it should be. I was curious to see how Danish media had covered it…. and apparently they’re almost all straight outta Compton. Here’s a search I performed on DR a little after 17:00…

En følelse af proportioner

Nine unarmed black men were killed by law enforcement in 2019. This is established fact. That’s not to say innocent men — reviewing the stories on a case by case basis, these were mostly violent criminals resisting arrest and in at least several cases attempting to take control of an officer’s weapon — but they…

En behagelig overraskelse

On August 3, The Daily Mail (UK) published police bodycam footage of the arrest and death of George Floyd. The video is just under nine minutes long. The New York Times ran an article on August 3 entitled “British Paper Publishes Police Bodycam Video of Floyd Arrest” and it dealt entirely with the fact that…

Evangeliet ifølge Dooley

I’m old enough to remember when quarterback Tim Tebow took a lot of crap for kneeling during NFL football games.  Not during the national anthem, but whenever.  He was mocked for being just a little too religious on the field for people’s liking.   It may or may not have had something to do with his…