January 6, 2018

Media Mostly Mum As Tax Cut-Driven Bonuses and Raises Pass the 1 Million Employee Mark

How many companies have to announce new tax law-driven bonuses and raises before the left and some in the establishment press finally stop calling them “PR stunts” or some equivalent? It’s doubtful we’ll ever know, because even though announcements continued well into this past week and have crossed the triple-digit mark with over 1 million employees affected, media interest in compiling or reporting on them has virtually ended.

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AP Pushes Brief, Nothing-Here Dispatch to Cover For Keith Ellison’s Pro-Antifa Tweet

Thursday evening, an unbylined Associated Press item finally recognized the existence of Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison’s tweet taunting President Trump with a violence-advocating “antifa” book accompanied by a grammar-challenged message: “I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.” The obvious purpose of the gatekeeping wire service’s piece was to tell the rest of the establishment press: “There’s nothing to see here.”

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (010618)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Texas father shoots, kills Popeye’s robbery suspect who threatened family, police say

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From San Antonio, Texas:

December 8, 2017

A father eating at a Popeye’s restaurant — and carrying his licensed handgun — shot a would-be robber dead Wednesday after the thief threatened the man’s family at gunpoint and demanded the dad’s belongings.

The San Antonio Police Department said Ander Herrera, 19, walked into the restaurant on South Flores Street just after 9 p.m. Wednesday and demanded Carlos Molina hand over his cash.

Molina, 32, said he had no money because he had just bought his family a meal. The gunman then turned toward the counter and started yelling at a manager who was trying to take cover, FOX29 reported.

Authorities said two more members of Molina’s family came out of a restroom amid the commotion and the suspect pointed his gun at them.

Molina then whipped out his gun and shot Herrera several times, killing him.

It wasn’t clear if any charges would be filed in connection with the incident, but officers said they believe Molina fired at Herrera in defense of a third person, FOX29 reported.

Go here for the rest of the story.