Regarding the proposal to deny white men the right to vote. It would only be for 20-30 years, in order to permit “redistribution of global assets to their rightful owners” and reduce “the influence of reactionary and neo-liberal ideology in the world”. My reactions: (1) asserted cause-and-effect does not exist. (2) You could be sure that franchise denial would extend indefinitely beyond 30 years in the futile pursuit of ever greater equality (3) Who would be ‘white’ and how would they tell? Irish? Arabs? Persians? (4) What about sons of white and non-white parents; would 1/2 non-white parentage be sufficient for voting? 1/4? (5) Which unfavored group would be next to lose the franchise?
I hope it is a April Fool’s joke.
UPDATE: it is a hoax. I fell for it, too.
Good exposition of overuse of unattributed ‘some’ or ‘many’ in news articles by James F Kelly. I have long thought that when reading ‘some think’ or ‘many people’ that you should substitute ‘me and my friends’.
Always interpret CNN interpretations as what they want to be true rather than what is true. http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/cnn-analyst-on-syria-trump-has-burned-all-his-supporters-in-spectacular-fashion/#more-208946
I had virtually the same idea as Stephen Green. I would have extended the hierarchy to Muslims > Gays > Women > Men. But Mr. Green got there first and said it better than me.
Pulitzer Prizes. Awards will not be for exposing corruption, but for hindering revelations of corruption, under the guise of ‘exemplary coverage and honest explanation of issues’. Someone in the MSM will win in 2018 for lack of coverage of the Rice-unmasking scandal now unfolding.
I listen to local/national news until I hear spin. Spin is always for Democrats. Today I heard about GOP efforts to revive their healthcare bill. The conflict is apparently between House Freedom Caucus and ‘moderate’ (news broadcaster term) members. HFC is refusing to agree on ‘essential’ healthcare provisions. What these essential provisions is not explained or defined. But you can see the spin. So I turn the radio off. I listen until I hear the spin, the off. Somedays it is only a few minutes.
“White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.” from Bloomberg. My guess is that after 8 years associated with the Obama administration Ms Rice felt that, well, it was best for the country for her to break laws like this.