It seems to me that the distress on the left over Trump’s election derives from some sort of corrupted moral witness thinking. The moral witness sees and tells the truth, in spite of cost. This person therefore acquires moral authority. An ‘If A then B’ statement. The corruption enters when others agree with the witness, then assume the presumed mantle of moral authority, then extends that presumed authority to judge. Perhaps I misunderstand the moral witness concept.
Month: December 2016
Year in review
Just like my MSM superiors.
- I correctly predicted Trump would win, once in September and once in October. I got vote count wrong, guessing 51-49 in favor of Trump; Clinton won popular vote.
- I need to put links in hypertext more often.
- I confirm my endorsement of books mentioned in past year.
- My apologies for occasional duplicate entries. Not sure how that happened. I should try tagging entries, too, for easier categorization.
Best wishes to all for 2017!
“Now ya don’t talk so loud”
Courtesy Bob Dylan. Wise guy harassers of Ivanka Trump now quiet. I would like to know how and why they qualify for special security treatment in video.
The show must go on
unless you are Rockette Phoebe Pearl. Then the performer’s feelings may override time-honored show business tradition. I wonder if the show would be canceled if enough of the audience wore Trump shirts.
Update: apparently there is a binding contract. No individual boycotts. https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/12/23/union-radio-city-rockettes-cant-boycott-trump-inaugural/
Love trumps hate
Again. Ivanka, by all accounts, handled the harassment calmly. Kudos to Jet Blue for ejecting Dan Goldstein (apparently a lawyer) and Matthew Lasner (apparently from Hunter College).
Fantasy world of the AP
“A planned revolt among electors in the Electoral College has fizzled, sending President-elect Donald Trump to a victory far more mundane than his opponents had hoped for.” (from http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/revolt-fizzles-as-trump-easily-wins-electoral-college-vote-1.12781935). My emphasis. Who did this ‘planning’? The Electors? No. Others were pushing and agitating for electors to change their vote. This is not ‘planning’. AP betrays its Democratic Party leanings . . . again.
I also think the use of ‘mundane’ is incorrect. Mundane means lacking interest or excitement; dull. So the ‘fizzled’ revolt sent Trump to a duller victory than his opponents had hoped for. Does this mean the opponents wanted a thriller? A too-close-to-call vote? It needs editing.
Missing in action
NY governor Andrew Cuomo’s pieties on NY values. Vile NY employee rant here. Choice words include ‘cancer’, ‘burn’, ‘rape’, and ‘fire’. Apparently employee of NY Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
Retrospective fake news
Last week we learned that there may be 20 to 30 faithless electors. Today we learn Trump won.
Another victim of fake news
But this time it would be self-imposed fake news. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/809847000401203200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Why is this news?
Clinton lost. Of course her closest supporters are upset and unhappy a month later. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/17/hillary-clintons-holiday-party-like-wake.html. This is not news.