THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL ON FERGUSON, MISSOURI

Here we go again. Following is the first part of this morning\’s New York Times\’ lead editorial, which discusses the racial situation in Ferguson, Missouri.  The editorial content is in rust, with my comments in blue.  As always, I ask you to read it all, and decide for yourself who is making more sense. Formost people, Ferguson, Mo., will be remembered for one awful...

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A PICTURE WORTH THOUSANDS OF WORDS

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This one, which I pulled from the New York Post, is worth multiples of that number – as in the thousands of police officers who turned away from New York Mayor bill de blasio when he spoke at yesterday\’s funeral of officer Wenjian Liu- despite the fact that Police Commissioner Bratton exhorted them not...

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A QUICK CHRONOLOGY OF GAS-RELATED QUOTES

Here\’s the quick chronology: -2007: “Drill, baby, drill”: Sarah Palin. -2012:  “And you can bet that since it\’s an election year, they\’re already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas.  I\’ll save you the suspense: Step one is drill, step two is drill, and step three is keep drilling. We heard the same thing in 2007, when I was...

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INEXCUSABLE AND UNFIXABLE (CONT.)

New York Mayor bill de blasio spoke at the funeral of fallen NYPD officer Wenjian Liu today.  The Associated Press reports that “Thousands of city police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do...

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$1.99 GAS

We just filled up at the local Costco station.  $1.99 a gallon, cash or credit.  And West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed yesterday at $52.69 a barrel – down from about $108 a barrel in June. It\’s a fracking miracle.

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from an anonymous source:  one of the “protesters” who marched down the streets of New York chanting “What do we want?  Dead cops.  When do we want them? Now”. As you may remember, a week after these fine, upstanding citizens made their hopes and asprations known, a career thug executed two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and...

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WEINSTEIN MOVIES

Do you like your movies interesting, informative and highly entertaining as well?  Then Harvey Weinstein, and his brother Bob, are for you. My politics may not often coincide with those of Harvey Weinstein, but virtually every movie he and his brother have been involved in that we have seen over the past 15 – 20 years has been worthwhile – the...

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MEDIA BIAS: ID\’ING CONSERVATIVES

Bernard Goldberg, the brilliant, former CBS correspondent (though I wouldn\’t bet on him getting any gigs on the network these days) has written an excellent column, in which he shows how media bias pervades even the seemingly innocuous act of identifying panel members on a political forum – before any politics is discussed. Here is how he starts:  ChuckTodd, who hosts Meet the...

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DE BLASIO, BRATTON, AND ARTIFICIAL RESPECT

There is a scene at the beginning of my favorite Billy Crystal movie, “Forget Paris”, in which Crystal, as an NBA referee, makes a highly controversial call at the end of the game, which gives a win to the visiting team.  As the crowd screams for his head, a burly security guard comes to his aid…and tells him “I don\’t want to protect you, but I have...

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THE SECOND WORST NBA MELTDOWN I EVER SAW….ALMOST

It wouldn\’t have been the worst meltdown I ever saw.  The worst I ever saw was, and would have remained, the Milwaukee Bucks (with Kareen Abdul-Jabbar at center) leading the New York Knicks 86-68 midway through the fourth quarter, and losing 87-86 as the Knicks ran off the last 19 points of the game. But it would have been close.  Tonight the Brooklyn Nets were...

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THE “I HALVED THE DEFICIT” PRESIDENT

President Obama is fond of telling us that “I halved the deficit”. Here, pulled from Tyler Durden\’s zerohedg.com blog, is a chart showing how spending has moved since 2007 – with the years 2009 to 2014 owned by Mr. Obama: Source: US Treasury There\’s the spending.  Does that chart give you any reason to believe President Obama cut...

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LOSING AFGHANISTAN…..ALONG WITH IRAQ

Here is the beginning of Arnold Ahlert\’s excellent, insightful, factual….and virtually ignored by most mainstream media…reality check on the “ending” of the war in Afghanistan: OnChristmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, followed by a White Housepressrelease on Dec. 28, President Obama announcedthe end of the war in Afghanistan. “We\’ve been in...

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HARRY REID\’S BROKEN BONES

Here is the full statement about Senator and about-to-be-replaced Majority Leader Harry Reid, who sustained what is being described as a terrible accident in his home: “OnThursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University MedicalCenter in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he sufferedwhile exercising at home in Henderson. “Apiece of equipment...

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