Twitter layoffs, Facebook layoffs, Trumpist layoffs, and other headlines from a week that felt like a year.
It's interesting that the Media is screaming their heads off about the Twitter layoffs, while remaining silent about the Facebook layoffs. We really have reached a point where Leftists openly call witch-hunts on anyone they think is too far to the right (which, in practical terms, is anyone not to the left of Stalin).
Pennsylvania’s Democrats not only voted for a medically challenged stroke victim as their senator, but they also voted for a dead congressman. This tells you all you need to know about what Pennsylvanians care about.
And New Yorkers complaining for over a year about crime in the city voted in the person who did nothing about it, and who thought Zeldin was over obsessed with the crime problem. 🤦♀️
I find it funny how states making their own abortion laws gets characterized as a “backlash to Dobbs,” seeing as the ruling in Dobbs…supported states making their own abortion laws.
I love this wrap up of the week. Bright and clever writers like you and Bari are a treasure in this sea of smug, dumbed down so called journalism.
I clicked on the “Jewish Question” link and immediately developed a tension headache. It’s time to get rid of these ethnic studies people in total. The utter lies and blatant Antisemitism is disgusting and it is just time to fight back.
I know we've all grown terribly cynical. But even so...shouldn't putting money into the opposing party's primaries to support extreme candidates - then turning around in the general and saying those candidates are literally a threat to the continuance of our very system of government - be beyond the 'what a shrewd political move!' pale?
I’ve been a big time Trump supporter since 2015, but it’s time for him to go.
I think Victor Davis Hanson has had the best assessment of him for years now: he is the classical “tragic hero”.
Donald Trump is essentially John Wayne from “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”. For those who think that’s a compliment, go watch the movie. It doesn’t end well for the Duke.
You MUST NOT let this column die if Twitter goes belly up. This is the best thing on "Common Sense", and its demise would deeply depress me.
Legalize all drugs? That's a Luxury Belief for the upper classes.
The consequences of addiction are far more deadly for the poor than for those who can afford rehab & job loss.
Yes, alcohol does FAR more harm to society than heroin or mushrooms or meth, but that's because alcohol is legal.
Take away Chesterton's fence from all addictive drugs, and addiction related deaths, homelessness, job less, etc, will escalate accordingly.
I don't think addicts should be imprisoned, but I do think they should be sentenced to mandatory long term residential rehab programs (at least two years). If you've ever had a loved one trapped in the hell of addiction and laid awake nights worrying about them, you would not be so cavalier about legalizing addictive drugs.
Opioids were legal and they devastated the lives of millions of poor communities all over the country.
Please, let's not make it easier for the poor & traumatized to destroy themselves.
"We’re the greatest super power on earth and no one had time to run to Kinko’s?"
Elections are run by government.
Thank You, M Nellie. I don't say that often enough. My favorites:
"One baby is enough."
"This is all bad news for fake shamans in Tijuana guiding tech workers who want to get really, really high."
"It’s like a rom-com except with chemtrails."
Thanks for the laughs. Hope You and Yours are Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. (Know the youngest is wisest, but don't You two give up on it. ;-)
I understand how the elections went the way they did. Many people see Trump and his ilk as the crocodile that is closest to the boat. You always kill the crocodile closest to the boat first. But I also think there is a much bigger crocodile (the Left) that this country has to face as well. It’s slower moving but bigger.
I hope Trump fades into the oblivion. But what his presidency showed me is how awful the Left is too. I like the Left as much as I like Trump. I actually fear Trump running again because of him and also in equal measure because of the way the Left reacts when they don’t get their way.
Since today is Veterans’ Day, I would like to honor my late son-in-law, George. Born to a family of Russian Mongolian immigrants, he was a fiercely patriotic first-generation American and an accomplished Marine. He died from a criminal assault the day after Thanksgiving, 10 years ago. George was an inspiration to me, having a unique ability to distill the Truly Important from the tsunami of trivial noise around us. He was kind, incredibly hard-working, and a blessed son-by-marriage. I miss him every day.
Nothing would make me happier than to see Twitter disappear. The Twitterati have FAR too much control over politics & media - and they represent only a tiny fringe percentage of the American public. TGIF would be just fine without Twitter.
I fear the common theme now being pushed post-election that this could be the end of Trump is the same wishful thinking that said Trump had no chance at the Republican nomination and no chance against Clinton; it's the media echo chamber and nothing more. Trump still has his cult, and I think will have the nomination again if he wants it. DeSantis is the first politician in my 17 years of voting eligibility I would actually be excited to vote for, and instead I think it will be Trump vs Biden 2.
Have you seen Apocalypto? The ending - spoiler - is something I think about often these days. The protaganist just ran for his life from the evil modern"civilization" that saw people as pawns to be sacrificed, only to see a what must have been to him the totally baffling sight of European explorers rowing to shore from their ships. He turns away from them too, and walks into the jungle, where he will only worry for himself and his family.
If Trump gets the nomination, I'll just walk into the jungle.
With regard to Dobbs. It seems to me, biology still applying, there are a number of steps required to have an unwanted pregnancy. It starts with intercourse, and then ... The options for contraception today are more vast than when Roe was decided. They have been largely proven safe and 99+% effective. There are pregnancy tests readily available and largely accurate. They can be used in privacy. Abortion is still available in every state in the nation.
With this written, explain to me how a woman feels "safer" with a candidate that is "pro-abortion" and soft on crime? Women are being assaulted, raped and murdered across the US. Think of the woman pushing her baby in a stroller being rundown in Los Angeles, the woman on the NYC subway at JFK or the woman gunned down in Buffalo in front of her kids. So yes, vote for the woman (or man) candidate that supports your right to an abortion you will likely never have, over the woman (or man) candidate who cares about if you, your family or friends, can safely walk the streets of your hometown. Logical? I think not.