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Fellow Traveler Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman flew under the radar on his recent trip to North Korea. He arrived the same day Otto Warmbier was released from prison there. Otto soon died from brain injuries sustained during his 17 months of incarceration.

Rodman was uninjured on his trip. Guess he didn’t steal any souvenirs.

Dennis Rodman

A USA Today story says Rodman seems to be taking credit for Otto’s release. “I was just so happy to see the kid released,”  “Later that day, that’s when we found out he was ill, no one knew that. We jumped up and down … Some good things came of this trip.”

The State Department and Otto’s father say Rodman “had nothing to do with his release.”

Georgia 6th District Question: Who ya gonna vote for?

who ya gonna vote for?My favorite debate question ever was asked in the Georgia 6th District Congressional race. Republican Karen Handel asked her opponent John Ossoff – So, who ya gonna vote for?

Ossoff, who lives outside the district, is ineligible to vote there.

Who Ya Gonna Vote For?

The campaign was viewed by Democrats as a referendum on President Trump. At least it was until Ossoff, the Democrat, lost.

The Daily Caller reports that, for April and May, Ossoff had 9 times as many donors and twice as much money from California as Georgia. He raised a total of $29 million. Money in politics was one of his campaign issues

The NYT has a good breakdown of spending on the campaign here.

Uber Founder Ejected

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Uber investors forced C.E.O. Travis Kalanick out of the company he founded.

Here’s Reuters:

The resignation sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley and leaves Uber’s board of directors with the problem of finding a dynamic leader who also has a steady hand needed to heal Uber after a bruising six months.

Uber Founder Ejected

And here’s MIT Technology Review on Uber’s driverless car problem:

Its new CEO will inherit many problems, but a business plan based on the elusive dream of driverless cars is the largest.

Fake News Real News


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Fake news sometimes leads to real news.

Victor Davis Hanson recommends that anyone who makes a “a direct threat or clear allusion” to killing the president be put on the terrorist No Fly List.

Slow Freighter to London

If revving up a crowd in Washington by yelling out a personal wish to blow up the White House and its occupants, or holding up a facsimile of the decapitated head of the president to galvanize a video audience does not constitute enough suspicion to take a breather from flying, then nothing much else does. If Madonna had to take a slow freighter back to London, then she might curb her macabre enthusiasm at her next rally.

Fake News Editorial

Congressman Steve Scalise was shot by a guy named James Hodgkinson. He was a wingnut of the left variety. A hit list of Republicans was found in his pocket after he was shot dead.

A New York Times editorial tried to make moral equivalence of this by pinning the Gabby Giffords shooting on Sarah Palin. Congresswomen Giffords was shot by a madman named Jared Loughner six years ago. He had no political motive – just crazy. But the Times Editorial perpetuated the myth. Kind of like Hands up, Don’t Shoot.

The Times corrected the editorial the next day.

Hail Trump Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park tried to improve on the Bard’s work by making Julius Caesar look like Donald  Trump in a business suit. He is then assassinated by pc women and minorities.

Rather than go for the unhinged Trump Derangement Syndrome angle, I thought I’d have a little fun with The Donald’s famous ego. Besides, the Ide’s of March is a popular theme with politicians. Well it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Or a life.

This was published the day before an assassination attempt on Republicans at a baseball practice in Alexandra, Va.