December 18, 2017

Researchers on Tail of Treatment for Form of Muscular Dystrophy


Timothy Birdnow

Some good news for a change.

Researchers at St. Louis University (my alma mater) have developed a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a pernicious wasting disease.

From the SLU website:

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Arsenic and Pigskin Lace

Timothy Birdnow

In it's never ending quest to destroy itself, the National Football League is now partnering with colleges to "train" athletes not to push radical leftism.

From Campus Reform:

"The National Football League has partnered with Morehouse College to host a three-day workshop dedicated to teaching student athletes strategies for "effective advocacy.”

The "Advocacy in Sport” workshop, which will be held in February, vows to teach students "how to develop and implement effective advocacy platforms that positively impact society.”

"Linking with the NFL and their players in pushing forward social justice agendas that mirror present and past activist foundations of Morehouse College is important work."

The workshop comes on the heel of the NFL’s recent pledge to donate $89 million dollars to social justice causes over the next seven years, a commitment that notably came in light of the protests against racial injustice seen by NFL players like Colin Kaepernick and others."

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Support from the fans is dropping like Anthony Wiener's trousers when he is online, and yet they are still spending large amounts of money on open political advocacy, advocacy of issues antithetical to many of the blue collar customers of professional football. And this at the expense of real charity work, like funding cancer research. more...

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The War of the Roses; Gropers and Shrinking Violets on College Campus

Timothy Birdnow

Here we go!

"In late October, William V. Harris, a noted professor of Greco-Roman history at Columbia University, stepped down from his 50-year teaching career at the Ivy League school. His departure came amid accusations in a federal lawsuit that he'd groped a graduate student and pressured her for sex.

Around the same time, officials at Dartmouth College and the New Hampshire attorney general’s office announced that three tenured professors in the school's psychological and brain sciences department were targets of a criminal investigation into "sexual misconduct” charges dating back to 2002."

[...]

"In the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct leveled at Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and a multitude of other news and media personalities, academics from Boston to Berkeley have come under increasing scrutiny for their own dalliances and inappropriate behavior toward students and underlings."

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Let me interpret this for you. more...

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Not so Smart Phones for NYPD

Dana Mathewson


From Urgent Agenda:


OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK – FROM THE NEW YORK POST: The NYPD has to scrap the 36,000 smartphones it gave cops over the past two years because they’re already obsolete and can’t be upgraded, The Post has learned. The city bought Microsoft-based Nokia smartphones as part of a $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative that Mayor Bill de Blasio touted as "a huge step into the 21st century.” But just months after the last phone was handed out, officials plan to begin replacing them all with brand-new iPhones by the end of the year, sources said. The move follows Microsoft’s recent decision to stop supporting the operating system that runs the NYPD’s devices and nearly a dozen custom-engineered apps. Law enforcement sources blamed the boondoggle on NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology Jessica Tisch, with one saying, "She drove the whole process.” "Nobody purchases 36,000 phones based on the judgment of one person,” a source said. New York considers itself a high-tech center, except, apparently, in city government.

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Hey, I didn't know that Nokia was still in the game.


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Thought for the Day

Wil Wirtanen

Socialism is for people who  can’t make adult decisions.

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Sexual Hysteria Run Amok

Dana Mathewson

An excellent Steven Hayward article on Power Line this morning suggests that the current sexual harassment flap has, indeed, gone too far.

"So now we’re in the position where commenting adversely on the extremes of the current moral panic is a firing offense—an accusation of bad behavior yourself is not required. Good to know. Perverse indeed."

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Women's Marc h Founder Accused of Enabling Groping

Dana Mathewson

This would almost be funny if it weren't so sad.

Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour accused of enabling sexual assault, harassment in workplace | Fox News

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A Tale of Two Investigations

This from Americans for Limited Government

Printus LeBlanc

If you’re paying attention to the news, you know there is a biased, unfounded, taxpayer-funded opposition research project, masquerading as an investigation going on into President Trump. This investigation has yet to uncover anything connecting President Trump or any of his surrogates to "Russian collusion.” Recent revelations have called into question the prejudiced nature of the investigators. When you compare the actions of the investigators in this case with another famous case, you get something scary. Anything but equality under the law. more...

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The Starving Game in Venezuela

Dana Mathewson

The Left wanted this for us but Hillary didn't win. How sad!

Children Are Starving Under Socialism

"Posted on December 17, 2017 by John Hinderaker in Socialism, Venezuela
Children Are Starving Under Socialism

Today’s New York Times has a long article, replete with photographs, on starving children in Venezuela. The situation is grim"

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Read the whole article. The New York Times is completley unable to connect the dots between Marxism there and starvation.

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December 17, 2017

Containment will not Work with North Korea

Timothy Birdnow

The new buzzword floating around among liberals is containment. As the situation in North Korea ratchets up, the Left is saying our only option is a "policy of containment" and that war is not an option. Take, for example,this work calling for the implementation of such a policy. more...

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American Anglofilia

Timothy Birdnow

There is an article in the Federalist examining the American fascination with the British Monarchy. It's an interesting read, but I think it falls a bit short. Americans are not just interested in the Monarchy, but in all things British; we've become a truly Anglofilic place, something that wasn't true for much of our history. Why?

First, let us look at some of the article by Titus Techera about the Netflix show "The Crown":

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Going to the Dogs

Dana mathewson

OMG. This Buffalo suburb is a nice one, or used to be.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/mystery-pooper-running-amok-buffalo-suburb/

Brother Dave Dickinson will tell us that they don't let dogs do this in Fresno, CA -- I have a photo on my phone of a city sign warning against this sort of thing.

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Klavan; the Key to Trump

Dana Mathewson

This shows why Andrew Klavan is such a necessary commentator. Trump Has Made Our Government More Moral

He says what we need to understand, even when it hurts. I'll include some emphasis in this.

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December 16, 2017

The Temptation of Terror

Fay Voshell

What might Robespierre, "The Incorruptible” have been thinking after he attempted suicide only to leave the job unfinished? The man who managed the Terror of the French Revolution succeeded only in shattering the jaw that had enabled his rabble-rousing speeches. He then faced the very mobs he had impassioned. But in the end, they hustled him to the guillotine.

Thomas Carlyle described Robespierre’s last moments:

"All eyes are on Robespierre's Tumbril, where he, his jaw bound in dirty linen, with his half-dead Brother, and half-dead Henriot, lie shattered; their 'seventeen hours' of agony about to end. The Gendarmes point their swords at him, to shew the people which is he. A woman springs on the Tumbril; clutching the side of it with one hand; waving the other Sibyl-like; and exclaims: 'The death of thee gladdens my very heart, m'enivre de joie;' more...

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Have the Liberal Grinches Stolen Christmas?

Timothy Birdnow

A quick note. I went Christmas shopping yesterday and confirmed what my wife had been telling me, namely, that the stores and malls were largely empty. I went to one of the few remaining malls in the st. Louis area - the Galleria - and had no trouble parking and no waiting anywhere. It was hardly as crowded as a normal Saturday would be.

Now, the Galleria has been one of the attack spots for Black Lives Matter, and I thought perhaps people were staying away for that reason. But my wife said all of the stores have been empty, too. She hasn't had to wait for anything.

Is this happening all over the country? If so, what does it mean? more...

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Now "Pinch" Sulzberger retires as Publisher of NY Times

Jack Kemp


The Month of Miracles continues...


"In a generational changing of the guard, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, 37, will become the publisher of The New York Times on Jan. 1. His father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., announced on Thursday that he was ceding the post to his son.
The ascension of the younger Mr. Sulzberger, who is known as A. G., comes just over a year after he was named deputy publisher of The Times. The New York Times Company’s board voted in favor of the move during a meeting on Thursday.
The elder Mr. Sulzberger, 66, who will stay on as chairman of The New York Times Company, has been the publisher since 1992."

THIS FROM TIM:

Well, a guy who goes by the name 'Pinch" is just asking for it in an era of sexual misconduct accusations. Maybe they should call young Arthur Greg "A Groper" or something...

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Now "Pinch" Sulzberger retires as Publisher of NY Times

Jack Kemp


The Month of Miracles continues...


"In a generational changing of the guard, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, 37, will become the publisher of The New York Times on Jan. 1. His father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., announced on Thursday that he was ceding the post to his son.
The ascension of the younger Mr. Sulzberger, who is known as A. G., comes just over a year after he was named deputy publisher of The Times. The New York Times Company’s board voted in favor of the move during a meeting on Thursday.
The elder Mr. Sulzberger, 66, who will stay on as chairman of The New York Times Company, has been the publisher since 1992."

THIS FROM TIM:

Well, a guy who goes by the name 'Pinch" is just asking for it in an era of sexual misconduct accusations. Maybe they should call young Arthur Greg "A Groper" or something...

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Trump Reverses Obama H1B Policy

Jack Kemp

Trump Opens Up 80,000 White-Collar Jobs to Americans

From the Breitbart article:

Obama’s expansion of the H-1B program has been met with criticism by advocates for cheap foreign white-collar labor.

The pro-American decision by President Donald Trump’s deputies will launch a lengthy regulatory process which will open up roughly 80,000 jobs to Americans graduates over the next two years.

In 2015, Obama’s deputies began awarding H4 work permits to the spouses of H-1B guest-workers who manage to get into the line for residency and green cards. The H4 program did not have any approval from Congress but was one part of Obama’s pro-immigration strategy.

Most of the H4 recipients are Indians because the per-country annual caps for green cards ensure that the many Indians in line must wait for several years while jumping from the H-1B program to green cards.

Todd Schulte, the director of Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us lobbying group...

Read it all!

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Paul Ryan to Resign?

Jack Kemp

It looks like a fake news story.

Here's the full, long, story...

From the article:

espite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP. In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.:

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Dana Mathewson throws in his two cents:

From the article:

espite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP. In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.:

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Dana Mathewson throws in his two cents: more...

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