Inspiring Christmas lyrics of the week:
That’s how it goes, whenever it snows
The world is your snowball just for a song
Get out and roll it along
1. That this kind of thing could happen at a major bank in 2019 is inexplicable and disgusting. Jimmy Kennedy, a nine-year NFL veteran, earned $13 million during his nine-year career and had been told that he would be accepted as a “private client” at JPMorgan Chase, an elite designation with perks like travel discounts, exclusive event invitations and better deals on loans. When he went to his local JPMorgan branch in Arizona to determine why he had not been accepted into the cataegory, he was told by his representative, who is black, “You’re bigger than the average person, period. And you’re also an African-American. We’re in Arizona. I don’t have to tell you about what the demographics are in Arizona. They don’t see people like you a lot.”
Kennedy recorded the conversation, and after pulling most of his money out of JPMorgan, complained to the bank as well as an industry watchdog agency. The bank sent him a letter saying, “You stated that Mr. Belton informed you that our firm was prejudiced against you and intimidated by you because of your race. We found no evidence to substantiate your allegations.”
He also sent the recording to the New York Times, which wrote about Kennedy’s experience. A few days later, Jamie Dimon, the chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, sent a memo telling employees that such behavior “does not reflect who we are as a company and how we serve our clients and communities every day.”
That’s the Pazuzu Excuse: “It wasn’t me!” Sorry, chief, but if you have employees treating African Americans like Kennedy was treated, that is who you are as a company, and as CEO, you’re responsible.
2. It’s a Popeye: “That’s all I can stand, cause I can’t stands no more!” Barack Obama just issued what might be the pander of the century; t is pure bigotry, and completely fact-free. Ugh. What an irritating human being, indeed, a pompous jerk. And this is the guy most Democrats think was a better President than George Washington?
Here’s BO quoted in “Barack Obama: Women are better leaders than men.”
Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us. I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes…. If you look at the world and look at the problems it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way…. It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self importance or your own power.
There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that “women are better leaders than men,” and indeed a lot of evidence running the other way. Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, “the Squad,” soon to be imprisoned ex-Mayor of Baltimore Catherine Pugh; Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes…please stop me before I have to go back in time and examine the bloody record of Elizabeth 1. Recently Ethics Alarms mentioned Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the female leader of Myanmar leader who recently appeared before the International Court of Justice to dent evidence that her government had committed genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. Of course, there is demogogue Elizebeth Warren, and wet noodle ex-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, whose idea of leadership, in her own words, is
“I would consider as President reading a briefing book. I would consider surrounding myself with experts. I would consider listening to the voices of the people who are going to be most at risk…”
Obama’s own administration saw such sterling female leadership as Kathleen Sibelius, who botched the roll-out of Obamacare, and Loretta Lynch, who allowed herself to be button-holed by Bill Clinton while her Department was supposed to be investigating his wife.
Ann Althouse’s reaction to Obama’s high-heels licking is perfect:
“As for the stuff about women, I have heard that all my life, and I have always regarded it as manipulative and insincere. I consider it part of the subordination of women. And I don’t think it helps women gain positions of power to talk about us this way. I think it exacerbates the suspicion that women won’t handle power effectively and rationally.”
3. We haven’t had a “BoywhatamoronJoyBeharisandhowirresponsibleABCistogiveanignorantethics-freebiasedloudmouthlikeheraplatformtomakeviewersstupid” post in a while, so...
First, Behar announced, “The Burisma thing is nepotism. And let’s just call it what it is. It’s just nepotism.” Just nepotism. Nepotism is unethical, and for most Federal Officials, under 5 U.S.C. § 3110, also illegal. As usual, however, Joy didn’t know what she was talking about. In Biden’s case, it wasn’t nepotism, it was a son of a high official exploiting his family connections to get a $50,000 a month gig that may have served as an in-kind bribe curry favor with the Vice-President of the United States.
Then she said, in a star-burst of idiocy few on the planet can equal,
“I think he needs to go out there and really shame them … he has lost two children — Joe Biden has. He has one son left and these shameless people are attacking his son, the one boy that he loves still, that he has to go home to at night.”
Brilliant! Let’s elect the candidate with the saddest stories to tell. Obce we had a TV show called “Queen for a Day”:
“Each contestant was asked to talk about the recent financial and emotional hard times she had been through… Many women broke down sobbing as they described their plights. The winning contestant was selected by the audience using an applause meter; the harsher the contestant’s situation, the likelier the studio audience was to ring the applause meter’s highest level. The winner, to the musical accompaniment of “Pomp and Circumstance“, would be draped in a sable-trimmed red velvet robe, given a glittering jeweled crown to wear, placed on a velvet-upholstered throne, and handed a dozen long-stemmed roses to hold while her list of prizes was announced.”
This would be the same idea, but “President for a Term”! Joy could be the MC!
I really think this woman may be the dumbest person to have a regular TV show, ever.
Oh, all right, here’s the Dean Martin version of Marshmallow World: