March 31, 2018

AP: Dem ‘#MeToo’ House Member Who Paid Off Harassing, Violent Chief of Staff Is in ‘Awkward Position’

A Democratic House member has, by her own admission, failed to protect female staff members who said they were harassed and treated violently by her former chief of staff. Congressman Elizabeth Esty has also admitted that she gave the chief of staff a $5,000 payoff when he left, along with a favorable job recommendation. In her Friday evening report on the situation, the Associated Press’s Susan Haigh played defense — for Esty, describing her as “an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement” who is now in an “awkward position.” Haigh also tried to help her salvage her political career by describing her outreach to groups involved with “issues affecting women” when she knew the news was about to go public.


Media Virtually Ignores Hundreds of Sheriffs Demanding Tightened Border Security

Filed under: Immigration,MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 2:35 pm

On March 21, The National Sheriffs Associated released a letter signed by 380 of its members demanding that Congress pass legislation “tightening border security” and “support(ing) the replacement and upgrades to current barriers and fencing and construction of barriers along the U.S. and Mexico international boundary.” The press has virtually ignored this effort.


NPR Journalist and Catholic University Grad Botches Description of Easter

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias — Tom @ 12:08 pm

In an example of stunning ignorance exhibited by an experienced journalist, an NPR reporter told readers Friday that Easter is “the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven.” Good grief.


Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (033118)

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: Son shoots robber to protect mom

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

From Fulton County, Georgia (video at link; HT Bearing Arms):

POSTED: MAR 13 2018 09:38PM EDT

A Fulton County woman came face to face with an armed robber Thursday afternoon.

“I was taking my grandson to doctor’s appointment and had one foot in the car when suddenly a car was blocking my driveway,” the woman said.

The woman doesn’t want to be identified but told FOX 5 News, the driver immediately got out and rushed to her.

“He said ‘Whose car is this? Give me the keys,” the woman said.

Fulton County Police have identified the robber as Trystan Delk.

“I started screaming so loud that my son who was inside at the time heard me and came out to help,” the woman said.

Police said the woman’s son fired shots at Delk, hitting him multiple times.

“He still managed to drive himself to a nearby fire station where he tried to play the victim,” the woman said. “He told them that he was the victim of an interstate shooting.”

The woman said shortly after police put two and two together. …

Go here for the rest of the story.