Uncritical thinking at lohud.com

De Blasio, though, said the city doesn’t plan to raise taxes on residents to pay for his plan, saying the cost and the program itself would be phased in over several years.”

Extra expenses coming ‘over several years’, but the money will be there because it it will be ‘phased in’.

Cut-and-paste journalism, IMHO.


UPDATE: James Taranto shows me how it is done.


Name that affiliation

From https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/politics-on-the-hudson/2019/01/08/how-new-york-city-provide-health-care-all-city-residents/2511988002/

Mayor Bill DeBlasio: ‘Democratic’

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some Democrats in the majority”: easy to infer Democratic

“Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition”: none cited

“Bill Hammond, director of health policy for the Empire Center, a fiscally conservative think tank in Albany”: my emphasis

I had no idea it would be this easy

I wanted to start an online subscription to lohud.com, a newspaper associated with USA today.  I found page “https://checkout.usatodaynetwork.com/lohud?marketCode=BH&PID=1828&gps-source=BEEN&utm_source=bounce-exchange&utm_medium=entranceoverlayap&utm_campaign=2019NEWYEAR&utm_content=&utm_term=”, or least this is what I could copy.

The offer is 99 cents/month for 3 months, then $6.99/month.  “Save 90% for 3 months!”.  Except it is an 86% savings, not 90%.  Just the kind of sloppy writing that I expect to find in the newspaper . . .  and I found it even before completing enrollment.  Fake News now extended to Fake Calculations.


Now I know why Sears is broke

My Kenmore refrigerator stopped making ice.  It was fixed 4 weeks ago.  It has stopped making ice again.  So I call:

  1. Sears number, talk to computer
  2. Referred to human who refers me to computer
  3. Computer offers several dates, then refers to me to human
  4. Human understands issue, including 30 day warrantee.  Mostly silence for 5-7 minutes.  THEN PHONE CALL IS CUT OFF.

I guess I will try online approach next.

What he said

“I like the 2-party system and it worries me that the Democrats don’t seem to be interested in being that second party. You identify their problem exactly–they cannot learn. That, of course, is because they have defined themselves as the smart ones. So anyone who thinks differently is, necessarily, not as smart. And smart people don’t learn from dumb people, right? No, it has to be the other way around (but those stupid deplorables can’t pull their heads out of the sand!). ” [my emphasis]


Commenter ‘tim maquire’ at https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6329595&postID=4844054327539057403 found at https://althouse.blogspot.com/.


I am late to Sen Warren’s Indian claim

But I thought from the beginning that her declaration of the test, with a 6th generation or 10th generation ancestor, was a mistake from the beginning.  Having quantified her Indian ‘heritage’ at 1/1024 (the lowest number which her opponents would be sure to emphasize), it is too easy a target for her opponents.  Having seen the reaction since her announcement, even from her erstwhile allies, I sincerely wonder “What was she thinking?”