I trust everyone reading this has already heard about Sony Picture’s spinelessness in cancelling their release of The Interview, and Paramount’s even more-spineless refusal to allow theaters to show Team America: World Police in its place. This would be good reason to avoid paying for any Sony or Paramount products any time in the near future. And Cuba is a topic for another time. So here’s a quick look at the rest of what’s been happening the week before Christmas:
Obama’s taunting political opponents over how impossible it will be to overturn his illegal alien amnesty actually increases the chances it will be overturned.
Vermont can’t afford to pay for its socialist health care system.
Voters “prefer dysfunction to the alternative scenario of Democrats running both the White House and Congress.”
Democrats accept bribes to oppose Voter ID laws. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)
It may be too late for investor’s to move money out of Russia in the wake of the ruble’s collapse, mainly because they already have.
Here are eight campus rape hoaxes that bear remarkable similarities to the Rolling Stone UVA rape hoax.
Was the entire hoax fabricated because one of “Jackie”‘s friends rebuffed her romantic overtures?
And the entire sad affair seems to have moved into farce now that it appears “Jackie” actually copied a Dawson’s Creek script for some of her catfishing.
The “campus rape epidemic” is “a male demonizing Gothic fantasy nurtured by several decades of hardline feminist theory”:
Meanwhile, in the real rape culture, the Islamic State hands out brochures on how jihadists are allowed to rape prepubescent girls.
The ex-wife of the Sydney gunman sought refugee in the U.S. right before she was murdered. “He was abusing her, having her wear the hijab, did not want her to talk with anybody.”
“Executive director out at Texas Democratic Party.” Really? After such a swell job? (Hat tip: Push Junction.)
Amongst the Wikipedia editors.
Pro-gun control Austin City Council candidate defeated.
Wonder why so many UT insiders went after Wallace Hall when it was obvious Hall was right? Maybe it’s because they’re involved in the scandal up to their eyeballs. (Hat tip: Push Junction.)
Science fiction writer Jerry Pournelle has suffered a strike. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I am not exaggerating when I say it is the closest thing to Kafka’s The Trial I have ever witnessed, with editors and administrators giving conflicting and confusing advice, complaints getting “boomeranged” onto complainants who then face disciplinary action for complaining, and very little consistency in the standards applied. In my short time there, I repeatedly observed editors lawyering an issue with acronyms, only to turn around and declare “Ignore all rules!” when faced with the same rules used against them.