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December 15, 2017

Open Thread

Jim Acosta or the Weekly Standard? It turns out, both -- Jim Acosta repeated the same "Trump said the FBI's actions were disgraceful while en route to a speech to police officers" talking point.

Mollie Hemingway offers the 8 worst defenses to the "insurance policy" text -- including number 8, just pretend it doesn't exist, the strategy favored by the New York Times -- and the Weekly Standard, I'd also note.

An MSNBC clown embarrasses himself by trying to pretend he understands what the hell Net Neutrality is.

Credibly accused rapist Bill Clinton gives a speech at Andrew Cuomo's birthday -- um, party? fundraiser? -- because War on Women or whatever.



Peter Jackson says took Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino out of the running for Lord of the Rings roles because the Weinstein brothers told him they were "nightmares" to work with. He says he now realizes this was all just the Miramax propaganda operation against the women.

BTW, I have little doubt that Ashely Judd is a nightmare. But Mira Sorvino? Seems okay to me.

You know, Mira Sorvino was a bona-fide It girl in Hollywood for about one year before she almost completely disappeared. I wonder if Weinstein actually derailed her career.

Al Franken says he's resigning soon, but won't commit to a date. I think people understand what it means when someone says it'll happen "soon" but can't commit to a date.

The guy who investigates allegations of Congressmen's sexual assaults? Is himself being sued for the sexual assault of two women. Because, of course he is.

From the Just Can't Even With This Anymore Department, hundreds of EPA employees are quitting because of Trump.

And yet the earth endures.

The "real media" believes two things: 1, that Taylor Swift must be pressured to denounce Trump or stand accused of being a witch and harlot, and 2, that it's totally normal to say one is enjoying one's life while Trump is in the White House.



A Texas aide to the attorney general lost his job because he shared this piece, by Federalist writer DC McAllister, speaking frankly about sexuality and beauty.

Ever notice it's only conservative women who speak honestly and sensibly about sex, while their liberal feminist counterparts create this scoldy puritan utopia where women all hate sex and wither beneath the Male Gaze?

Breaking with the law, the Obama administration let Hillary hide messages she decided were "personal" from FOIA requests and let her shield-maiden Huma cart off boxes of information related to "Muslim Engagement."

All kept away from public disclosure.

Finally, a short story called "Cat Person" published in the New Yorker is causing all sorts of angry debate. Apparently it's about an empty hook-up between two people, the woman going along with it just because it would be too embarrassing for both parties to stop it when she sees the guy is kinda schlubby underneath his clothes, and the guy... ah, I don't know. I haven't read it.

But people are arguing about it.

I'm going to read it myself, and maybe you'll read it if you like, but bear in mind it seems to be causing conflict so if you don't want more conflict maybe don't read it.

Have a nice weekend! And the GAINZZZ thread two posts down is still live -- don't listen to what anyone else says.

Oh, one more thing: Supposedly -- this sounds made-up to me, but whatever, supposedly -- someone's making a movie called Do They Know It's Murder?

The premise is this: at the recording of Band Aid's charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?, a fellow Brit rocker (or hanger-on) is murdered.

To make sure the single is finished without incident, Bob Geldof must suddenly put his detective skills to use -- you know, I guess maybe he actually solved the case of the girl who shot up the school in I Hate Mondays or some bullshit -- and find the killer before they lose the studio space.

Seriously, it's being claimed this will be a movie coming out.

If that's real, I'll totally see it.

If that's a punking -- well played.

And speaking of Christmas...


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