Good morning from Alexandria, VA.!
I love Atlanta, but it sure is good to be home.
1. I just posted this note on Facebook to make my “friends'” heads explode:
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez:: “I know when I was growing up, I didn’t see any women like me in positions of leadership, And so when you’re only seeing white dudes just like, running the world, you think you need to act like a white dude to run the world.” She’s a stone-cold bigot as well as arrogant and ignorant. There is no “acting like a white dude” any more than acting like a black dude, or a gay dude, or acting “Asian,” or “acting like a girl.” The woman is an idiot, and is being given a pass by progressives and the media…and many of YOU. She embarrasses her party , the House and her generation just about every time she opens her mouth. Ocasio-Cortez even manages to be an embarrassment to Socialists, which I didn’t think was possible.
2. Now Stop making me defend AOC! “Ocasio-Cortez Blames Pipeline That Hasn’t Been Built Yet For An Oil Spill” is a typical headline around conservative media today. It’s a cheap shot: the lively Miss O-C got here South Dakota pipelines mixed up, as would I, as would you. This is the kind of biased and petty “gotchas!’ that these same pundits complain about when the mainstream news media uses them on President Trump. Hypocrites, all of them. The exact same principle applies to Trump and Ocasio-Cortez: they say enough things that genuinely deserved to be criticized without manufacturing targets for mockery.
3. And stop making me defend Pete Davidson, too! SNL’s Pete Davidson, the same smug jerk who mocked candidate, now Congressman, Dan Crenshaw for wearing an eyepatch (he lost an eye in combat) is under fire again for this joke:
“But if you support the Catholic Church, isn’t that like the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan? I don’t really see the difference, except for one’s music is significantly better.”
The Catholic Church has demanded an apology. Uh-uh. Davidson’s line is hard and valid, and if it leaves a mark, good. Who reviewed the Church’s statement? It actually contains the risible line, “It is likely that no other institution has done more than the Catholic Church to combat and prevent sexual abuse.” I nearly spit coffee all over my keyboard. I see that Ann Althouse had a similar reaction, writing, “Oh, now you’re making your own joke?”
Last night on CNN, Donaldson compared the old comments made by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on a shock-jock radio program to the sexual harassment scandals that ended the careers of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose. Donaldson made the comments to Anderson Cooper, who must have had trouble booking real guests, or something. Sam reasoned that Carlson should receive the same punishment they did: you know, because politically incorrect banter on the radio is so much like actually abusing people in the workplace.
“This is homophobic speech,” Sam declared. “If left unchecked it will change this country forever.”
5. I also have to defend Alyssa Milano, unfortunately. Milano, an actress of no great acumen whose routinely uninformed, passionate and reliably woke opinions get far too much publicity for the wan wisdom, depth and experience behind them, was attacked by the social media mob for an exchange on Twitter, where the ex-“Who’s the Boss?” and “Charmed” star does most of her pontificating.“My transgender sisters! I am celebrating YOU this #NationalWomensDay!” tweeted Milano, virtue-signalling like mad. A follower then asked the actress if she was transgender, either as a rebuke or because he’s ten. and she wrote back,
“I’m trans. I’m a person of color. I’m an immigrant. I’m a lesbian. I’m a gay man. I’m the disabled. I’m everything. And so are you, Kirk. Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after.”
Psst! She’s just saying that she has empathy for everybody, even those who are not in her “group.” But metaphor is no bar to contrived outrage in the literal-minded and mean Leftist Universe, so everyone piled on poor Alyssa. This was a typical attack:
WTF That’s not how it works @Alyssa_Milano
You don’t get to identify as it just because you empathize.
Ur not gay, who’s been through that life.
Ur not a person of color, been through it.
You are a rich, white celeb who’s the worst type of feminist