@realDonaldTrump Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail! 11:42 AM · Nov 19, 2017
Hillary Clinton came to Al Franken’s defense during a radio interview yesterday. She said that her “friend” Franken is doing all the right things in the wake of his scandal and that he doesn’t need to resign.
From the New York Daily News:
When it comes to allegations of sexual misconduct, Hillary Clinton sees a clear difference between Democrats and Republicans.
The former secretary of state chatted with WABC radio host Rita Cosby in a sweeping Friday afternoon interview centered on sexual impropriety in politics, fielding questions about GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, President Trump, her husband and Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
“He’s a good friend of mine and I deeply regret what he did. There’s no excuse for his behavior but he has called for an investigation and apologized to the woman involved,” Clinton said. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither.”
Good thing Steve Martin came along before it was a thought crime to have a sense of humor:
Comedian Steve Martin’s rendition of “King Tut” is triggering social justice warriors at Reed College because they see it as a form of cultural appropriation.
For moonbattery at its most Jacobinic, there is no better place to look than a college located in Portland, Oregon.
The song, originally performed on “Saturday Night Live,” actually criticizes the commercialization and trivialization of Egyptian history and presents a caricature of the Treasures of Tutankhamun traveling exhibit that toured seven United States cities from 1976 to 1979.
Subtleties like that are lost on snowflake fascists, as they frenziedly demand bans on every conceivable aspect of our culture on grounds of political incorrectness. They regard the harmless song as equivalent to blackface, which is the ultimate historical pop culture sin from the liberal point of view, and even to uttering the forbidden N-word.
Steve Martin’s generation-old infringement upon their delicate sensibilities has inspired the brownshirts of Reedies Against Racism to issue a long list of demands, including “mandatory conferences for building race sensitivity for staff and faculty” as well as a yearly “anti-oppression workshop for all students, faculty, staff, and administration.”
As noted at Downtrend,
that a bunch of thin-skinned, intolerant twits in 2017 would be bleating like stuck pigs over a song that is four decades old is a testament to the failure of our educational system which is dominated by cultural Marxist professors who have poisoned the minds of impressionable young people.
Let’s have another look at King Tut, before it goes down the Memory Hole lest ancient Egyptians be offended. This originally aired back in 1978, when Saturday Night Live was funny on a regular basis — which would never be allowed today:
Glen Dale, W. Va. — Bad news travels fast. Good news, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to travel at all.
Last weekend in Beijing, as part of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump announced that the US and China had signed an $83.7 billion deal to create a number of petrochemical projects in West Virginia over the next 20 years.
If the agreement holds tight, it is an economic game changer for the state.
And yet, speaking to the locals here, you wouldn’t even know it had happened.
“I am surprised I heard nothing about it on the national news, nor in my local paper and newscasts,” said Jerald Stephens, 67, a West Virginia native and union rep, who has been a keen observer of local politics for as long as he can remember.
The BBC and CNN covered the news in their business sections, while The New York Times picked up a short story by The Associated Press on the deal. The stories’ headlines were muted; their placement low-key.