Maureen Dowd Thanksgiving Good Humor

Maureen Dowd Thanksgiving Good Humor — We are shamelessly without permission reprinting this column with an introduction by Maureen Dowd that appeared in the New York Times after Thanksgiving, and that we received by email. It perfectly illustrates to many still bruised over this last election that peace can be found and families don’t have to be broken up. Hat tip Joanne Yurchak.

WASHINGTON — First I had to deal with the president-elect scolding.

During his interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, Donald Trump chided me twice for being too tough on him.

Sitting next to our publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Trump invited everyone around the table to call him if they saw anything “where you feel that I’m wrong.”

“You can call me, Arthur can call me, I would love to hear,” he said. “The only one who can’t call me is Maureen. She treats me too rough.”

Then I had to go home for Thanksgiving and deal with my family scolding me about the media misreading the country. I went cold turkey to eat hot turkey: no therapy dog, no weaving therapy, no yoga, no acupuncture, no meditation, no cry-in.

The minute I saw my sister’s Trump champagne and a Cersei figurine as the centerpiece — my brother, Kevin, nicknamed Hillary “Cersei” during this year’s brutal game of thrones — I knew I wasn’t in a safe space.

My little basket of deplorables, as I call my conservative family, gloated with Trump toasts galore, and Kevin presented me with his annual holiday column with an extra flourish.

My colleague Paul Krugman tweeted Friday that “affluent, educated suburbanites” who voted for Trump are “fools.” What else is there to say, he asked.

Well, here is what Kevin, an affluent, educated suburbanite, has to say in his column, titled an “Election Therapy Guide for Liberals”:

Written by Kevin Dowd:  “Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine.

The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.

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Her game of thrones over, Cersei — as Kevin Dowd nicknamed Hillary Clinton — stood guard over the Dowd family Thanksgiving. Credit Kevin Dowd

The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.

Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion. This did not go down well in the Midwest, where Trump flipped three blue states and 44 electoral votes.

The rudeness reached its peak when Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by attendees of “Hamilton” and then pompously lectured by the cast. This may play well with the New York theater crowd but is considered boorish and unacceptable by those of us taught to respect the office of the president and vice president, if not the occupants.

Here is a short primer for the young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. That can be her participation trophy.

If any of my sons had told me they were too distraught over a national election to take an exam, I would have brought them home the next day, fearful of the instruction they were receiving. Not one of the top 50 colleges mandate one semester of Western Civilization. Maybe they should rethink that.

Mr. Trump received over 62 million votes, not all of them cast by homophobes, Islamaphobes, racists, sexists, misogynists or any other “ists.” I would caution Trump deniers that all of the crying and whining is not good preparation for the coming storm. The liberal media, both print and electronic, has lost all credibility. I am reasonably sure that none of the mainstream print media had stories prepared for a Trump victory. I watched the networks and cable stations in their midnight meltdown — embodied by Rachel Maddow explaining to viewers that they were not having a “terrible, terrible dream” and that they had not died and “gone to hell.”
The media’s criticism of Trump’s high-level picks as “not diverse enough” or “too white and male” — a day before he named two women and offered a cabinet position to an African-American — magnified this fact.

Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane is waiting. And to Jon Stewart, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or a rebate.
As Eddie Murphy so eloquently stated in the movie “48 Hrs.”: “There’s a new sheriff in town.” And he is going to be here for 1,461 days. Merry Christmas.”

Maureen Dowd Thanksgiving Good Humor

 

Anonymous Bill Clinton Child Molesting

Anonymous Bill Clinton Child Molesting
Sicko one.

Anonymous Bill Clinton Child Molesting — The New York Times, whose only reasons for existence are to empower globalists and murder helpless trees, has just released the bombshell that Donald Trump kissed a couple of girls.

Really.

The girls said they didn’t want to be kissed by The Donald. Here is a question for one to mull: Is it appropriate to bring forth hard to verify sexual allegations short weeks before a major election hence causing more important issues to be shunted aside? Like whether we should allow a culture that is OK with sexually abusing young girls to gain a foothold here?

Anonymous Bill Clinton Child Molesting
Sicko Two

Yes, you say?

OK, here is the hacker group Anonymous claiming Bill Clinton raped a 13-year-old on Jeff Epstein’s Pedo Island and that Hillary is OK with it.

Hat tip GatewayPundit.com.

By the way, the Trump campaign is calling The New York Times story complete fiction.

The Clintons have not addressed Bill’s trips to Pedo Island.

Anonymous Bill Clinton Child Molesting

 

 

Pope Condom Portrait And Gutless Hypocrites

Pope Condom Portrait -- The New York Times, June 29, ran a story regarding a controversy concerning the acceptance by the non-profit Milwaukee Art Museum of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms.  While the premeditated insult pretending to be art is not yet on display due to gallery renovations, Catholics are understandably upset.  The Times, of course, included an image of the offending artwork.  OK, fine. It's a story and showing the image helps bring an understanding as to what the fuss is about.  The problem is that with regard to a far more relevant story seven months ago, the Times pointedly chose not to print an image that they thought might offend religious sensibilities, even though it far more integral to the events being discussed.  Why the double standard?  The answer is obvious. Despite its long boast, the Times bases its editorial decisions  entirely on fear and favor.  They are gutless hypocrites and a disgrace to journalism.The New York Times, June 29, ran a story regarding a controversy concerning the acceptance by the non-profit Milwaukee Art Museum of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms.

While the premeditated insult pretending to be art is not yet on display due to gallery renovations, Catholics are understandably upset.

The Times, of course, included an image of the offending artwork.

OK, fine. It’s a story and showing the image helps bring an understanding as to what the fuss is about.

The problem is that with regard to a far more relevant story seven months ago, the Times pointedly chose not to print an image that they thought might offend religious sensibilities, even though it was far more integral to the events being discussed.

Why the double standard?

The answer is obvious. Despite its long boast, the Times bases its editorial decisions  entirely on fear and favor.

They are gutless hypocrites and a disgrace to journalism.

Oh yeah, and regarding the character of the “I think I’m smart” set, would the Milwaukee Art Museum accept a portrait of Mohammed ? Even if it wasn’t made of condoms?

Hat tip Breitbart.com

Pope Condom Portrait And Gutless Hypocrites

 

New York Times Graham Spanier Whitewash

The New York Times Magazine carried a paen, July 16, to disgraced former Penn State President Graham Spanier, by Micahel Sokolove.

Sokolove practically acquits him of the charges filed against him stemming from his handling of reports that one-time football coach and retired faculty member Jerry Sandusky was abusing children.

The charges were filed on Nov. 1, 2012 and are one count perjury,  two counts of endangering the welfare of children, two counts of criminal conspiracy, which are all third-degree felonies  punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines; one count of obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function and one count of criminal conspiracy, both second-degree misdemeanors punishable by up to two years in prison and $5,000 fines; and one count of failure to report suspected child abuse, a summary offense punishable by up to 90 days in prison and a $300 fine.

“The case against Spanier is at best problematic, at worst fatally flawed,” Sokolove says.

Sokolove writes about how the 66-year-old Spanier’s father flew into a rage at everything and beat him and made him eat everything on his plate and sometimes sent him to bed without dinner.

Sokolove writes that Spanier grew Penn State “from a remote outpost of American higher education into a top-tier public university” and had some of “world’s most decorated architects” design the new buildings on his watch.

He writes that Sokolove “paid his own way through Iowa State.”

Regarding the e-mails that led to the charges, Sokolove says that Spanier says he has no memory of writing it but that using the word “vulnerable” as in “The only downside for us is if the message isn’t ‘heard’ and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it. But that can be assessed down the road” was a bad idea.

And he blames the late Joe Paterno, anyway.

Maybe Sokolove’s biggest journalistic failure was his omission of any reference to the John T. Neisworth matter in which Spanier was told by a young man in 2002 about how Neisworth, a respected Penn State special education professor who literally wrote the book on autism, molested him. Neisworth would make a six-figure cash settlement to the man.

The contact was made with Spanier two weeks after Spanier had been told about Sandusky.

The New York Times whitewash is almost enough to make one take David Icke seriously.

 

New York Times Graham Spanier Whitewash

New York Times Graham Spanier Whitewash

 

 

Juiceboxers Take Media Ignorance To New Level

As bad as the bias was that permeated the institutions that supplied the news for most Americans things have taken a frightening turn for the worse.

Those who write for the sources our self-described intellectual elites favor have shown themselves to be not merely ignorant of the basics of their beats but shamelessly so.

It’s like something out of movie Idiocracy, which was made but eight years ago.

Mollie Hemingway writing for TheFederalist.Com lays things out in all their ugliness.

She notes that New York Times writer Kate Zernike had no idea who Friedrich Hayek was. (Answer: the author of “Road to Serfdom” and the Nobel Prize winner for Economic Sciences in 1974.)

She excoriates David Savage of the Los Angeles Times who wrote earlier this month about that Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice John Roberts saying they  “rely on well-established rights, such as freedom of speech and free exercise of religion, but extend those rights for the first time to corporations, wealthy donors and conservatives.”

So people who disagree with him who he calls “conservatives” didn’t have free speech until now?

How do these idiots get hired?

Ms. Hemingway describes how Ron Fournier of Vox (a new media site that hipsters think is hip) mixed up a map showing rates of gun ownership with that of gun violence.

She  points out that fellow Voxster Matt Yglesias mocked an airline for saying that the African nation of Ghana has giraffes by tweeting out a map of Africa saying “Where giraffes live versus where Ghana is”.

She gives a special category to Yglesias who wrote about South Florida without knowing what the Everglades was.

The name “juiceboxers” has been coined for these hip young precious pumpkins who were raised to believe  that whatever they said was right as long as it parroted political and social fashion.

Let us make sure they are not the future of communication.

 

Hat tip Ed Driscoll.

 

Juiceboxers Take Media Ignorance To New Level

Juiceboxers Take Media Ignorance To New Level

 

 

 

Lazy Infantile New York Times

NYTBuildingLazy Infantile New York Times. Why should anybody treat the old media with respect?

 

The New York Times had for many years held a position of respect if not reverence among America’s ruling class.

With the advent of the World Wide Web things have gotten a bit more transparent and the idol is starting to crumble disconcerting the self-proclaimed smart set that have long worshiped it.

Not that the paper ever deserved the honor that had been bestowed upon it.

It fell hard for the Piltdown Man hoax .

It covered up shamelessly for the progressive mass murderer Joseph Stalin.

But still it sailed on, its favor coveted by those who lusted for power.

Well, now we are finding out more about who runs the place, namely that they are greedy, petty, extremely childish and rather stupid.

Taiwanese satirists TomoNews has done a brutal recreation (see below) of the May 14 firing of first female editor Jill Abramson, who accused the powers-that-be at the company of sexism because her salary of $525,000 was $34,000 less than the guy she replaced.

The company bosses in response said she was a crap administrator who caused disruption and was unable to stop the circulation decline or increase the paper’s web presence.

We think they are both right.

The stuffed moose in the video, by the way, was something Publisher Pinch Sulzberger brought to board meetings as some kind of pop-psychology-based motivation tool.

Regarding the once-vaunted editorial page, even the liberal reporters at the paper say it has become boring, innaccurate and inane. The New York Observer has a rather long expose about it.

It quotes one former Times writer as saying  “(Columnist Thomas) Friedman is the worst. He hasn’t had an original thought in 20 years; he’s an embarrassment. He’s perceived as an idiot who has been wrong about every major issue for 20 years” and that Maureen Dowd “who has been writing the same column since George H. W. Bush was president.”

That’s a liberal that’s being quoted by the way.

 

 

 

Social Justice Beautiful Scam

Social Justice Beautiful Scam Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman will get $25G per month to promote “social justice” and ponder income inequality.

Paul Krugman, the economist who writes about “social justice” for The New York Times, has been hired by the tax-funded  City University of New York (CUNY) to “contribute to the build-up” of a new “inequality initiative” at the school’s Luxembourg Income Study Center.

“You will not be expected to teach or supervise students,”CUNY said.

The Luxembourg Center is devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality.

Krugman will be paid $25,000 per month. Promoting “social justice” is a great gig if you can get it.

In a completely related matter concerning “social justice” hypocrites, Media Matters for America is fighting an effort by the Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.

Media Matters is a progressive group dedicated to the cause of “social justice” that describes itself as “dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media”

Social Justice Beautiful Scam

 

Philly Inquirer Smacks New York Times

It’s not often we will give things associated with The Philadelphia Inquirer credit for doing anything right, but that’s only because they so rarely do.

However, when they do we give credit and Jimmy Kempski’s Philly.com smackdown of a smug, self-righteous, politically correct and otherwise pompous New York Times story by Juliet Macur certainly deserves credit.

Read it here.

Philly Inquirer Smacks New York Times

New York Times Reporters New Blondes

New York Times Reporters New Blondes — Due to the tendency The New York Times has developed in making extraordinarily boneheaded mistakes its reporting, author Andrew Klavan has suggested replacing demeaning blonde jokes with enlightening New York Times reporter jokes:

Here are our contributions:

A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and stops to entertain at a
bar in a small town. He’s going through his usual run of silly New York
Times reporter jokes when a big woman in the fourth row stands on her
chair and says,

“OK jerk, I’ve heard just about enough of your
denigrating New York Times reporter jokes. What makes you think you can
stereotype New York Times reporters that way? What does a person’s job
description have to do with their worth as a human being? It’s guys like
you who keep New York Times reporters like me from being respected at
work and in my community, of reaching my full potential as a person…
because you and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against
not only New York Times reporters but all reporters at large… all in
the name of humor.”

Flustered, the ventriloquist begins to
apologize, when the New York Times reporter pipes up, “You stay out of
this mister, I’m talking to that little f%@#*er on your knee!

And

A New York Times reporter enters a bar and is soon joined by another.
They each order a beer clink the mugs and shout SIX FREAKING WEEKS!

A
third soon arrives. More beer is ordered. The toast is repeated: SIX
FREAKING WEEKS!! Finally a fourth and fifth arrive they get a table. The
order pitchers. They toast continually shouting SIX FREAKING WEEKS!!

Finally the bartender comes over and says “You people seem to be celebrating something. Do you mind if I ask what it is?”

The
lead New York Times reporter says “Not at all buddy. You know how
people are always saying that New York Times reporters are dumb as
bricks? Well, me and my friends got one of those jigsaw puzzles that
said four to six years and we finished it in SIX FREAKING WEEKS!!!”

New York Times Reporters New Blondes

Consequences For Breaking Promises

Myron S points out that immediately after our congressmen and senators took an oath this year to support and defend the Constitution many of them sought to undermine it by infringing on the people’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

He wonders why that shouldn’t be enough to immediately disqualify them from office.

It’s certainly worth wondering about.

Meanwhile, New York Times columnist Louis Micahael Seidman wrote an article titled “Let’s Give Up On The Constitution.”

Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago. he said.

What an offensive and horrible thing to write. Seidman should be arrested for  that. He should be subjected to summary justice and hanged from a tree for  that.

Golly gee, what could ever protect him from such a fate?

Thoughtless and stupid people have taken over the major old media outlets. The bright side is that those outlets will soon be dead — and all without having to violate the Constitution.