Some Enchanted Evening Ethics, 3/11/2021

The New York Times this week referred to the “killing” of George Floyd, which presupposes what the trial of Derek Chauvin is taking place to determine. This is disgraceful journalism. The more I consider the trial, the clearer it seems that this is an unethical show trial, devised to keep the mob at bay, punish a white cop by putting him through an ordeal, and putting off the inevitable mindless riots as long as possible. Potential jurors are already saying that they are frightened. A mob shouting for “justice” was outside the courthouse yesterday during jury selection. Chauvin can’t get a fair trial; not in Minneapolis, not anywhere. The news media and the riots made certain of that.

1. Self-portrait of a self-promoting weenie. Stacy Dash, whose major acting achievement was “Clueless’ 25 years ago, became a darling of the Right and Fox News as a black, female conservative and Trump supporter bucking the Hollywood lockstep. Celebrities, especially B-listers, are always suspect when they take a position that garners publicity. Stacy thought she had a profitable niche. Now that it’s clear that niche has dried up, Stacy has decided it’s time to launch Stacy 2.0. Read this, if you can, without rolling your eyes so hard they come out your ears…

“I’ve lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry, conservative black woman. And at that time in my life it was who I was. I realized in 2016 that anger is unsustainable and it will destroy you. I made a lot of mistakes because of that anger There are things that I am sorry for.Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that’s who Stacey was, but that’s not who Stacey is now. Stacey’s someone who has compassion, empathy…God has forgiven me, how dare I not forgive someone else. I don’t want to be judged, so how dare I judge anyone else. So if anyone has ever felt that way about me, like I’ve judged, that I apologize for because that’s not who I am…I’m not a victim of anyone. Working for Fox at the time, that was my job. I did my job from the place I was at. Stacey now would never work at Fox, would never work for a news network or be a news contributor.”

As for her vocal support of President Trump, Dash said, as a cock could be heard crowing three times, “He is not the president. We have a new president. Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don’t belong in. But he’s not the president. I’m going to give the president that we have right now a chance.”

Good luck with the reboot, Stacy. But you’re pathetic and desperate, and have the integrity and loyalty of Tessio in “The Godfather.”

2. Can we identify these women, publicize their names, and make certain they are shunned everywhere that decent human beings dwell? Here is the now viral video of three vile women attacking an Uber driver after he demanded that they wear masks in his car.

3. Prof Glenn Reynolds nails the moment, and also has the right solution. As I have mentioned many times, and will many more times, we have too many cowards. That has to change. Do read his column in the NY Post.

4. Res ipsa loquitur...

Whole foods

5. Ooh, I remember these cases from law school! Because Hertz couldn’t find a car rental receipt that would have cleared him of a murder charge, Herbert Alford was convicted and sent to prison in 2016. Two years later, Hertz did find the evidence, and Alford was released. Now he’s suing Hertz.

Usually its hard to get damages for a party’s negligence when the consequences could not have reasonably been anticipated. Someone being sentenced to prison for murder due to a misplaced receipt would seem to be in that category.

Hertz, meanwhile, is saying, “Hey, at least we kept looking for it!”

9 thoughts on “Some Enchanted Evening Ethics, 3/11/2021

  1. Re: No. 4; Chicken Thighs.

    Wow. $3.39 a pound for children’s thighs. That’s a great price. Where? Here in Houston, Whole Foods charges $5.23 a pound.

    jvb

    PS: I always knew Whole Foods was a fraud but this seals it.

    • I guess auto-correct has struck again. Or is there a famine going on in Ireland we haven’t heard of on this side of the pond?

  2. That man is probably considering moving to Texas where he can get away from all of those mask-hating San Francisco Trump voters.

  3. 2. The positions of Asians in the United States seems to be a confused one. One the one hand, Asians are “white-adjacent” which means that we are allowed to discriminate against them when it comes to college admissions. On the other hand, Asians are minorities whom we are not allowed to blame for the COVID-19 virus and are, suddenly, becoming the minorities on whom the media is now focusing a lot of attention with regards to discrimination.

    So are the Asians on par with the whites in terms of privilege or are they brown-skinned people who are victims of white supremacy?

  4. “this is an unethical show trial, devised to keep the mob at bay”

    Designed to keep the mob riled up, IMNTBHO. The S is gonna HTF, no matter the verdict. In Minneapolis and around the country.

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