May 13, 2018

Press Frets About $3 Gas, But in 2012 Said $4 Gas Was ‘Not a Big Drag’

Media outlets been hyping the recent increase in retail gas prices to nearly $3 per gallon, and primarily pinning the blame on President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear “deal.” In 2012, when the price approached $4, CNN told readers that they “aren’t as bad as you think,” and that they weren’t “a big drag on the economy” — and besides, according to the New York Times, “Gas prices are out of any president’s control.”

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City Journal Editor: Schneiderman’s Drunken Sexual Abuse Was ‘Common Knowledge

Now-former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s serial and often violent mistreatment of women chronicled on Monday at The New Yorker is yet another example of scandalous behavior which was widely known among leaders in both the Democratic Party and the media elites that somehow never surfaced in public for years (a few of many additional examples would include former Today Show host Matt Lauer, former PBS/CBS newsman Charlie Rose, and retired NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw). The Empire State’s chief law enforcement officer’s abuse of women was so widely known that an associate editor at the center-right Manhattan-based City Journal predicted Schneiderman’s ultimate demise six months ago.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051318)

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: 4-year-old superhero using his power to feed the homeless

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Birmingham, Alabama (video at link; HT Twitchy):

May 4, 2018, 6:55 PM

He is faster than a speeding stroller, more adorable than a kitten, and able to get a stranger’s attention with a single courtesy. This is America’s latest superhero — and the only superhero with the power to feed the homeless.

By day, Austin Perine is a mild-mannered 4-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama. But once a week, he turns into this alter ego: a superhero set on feeding as many homeless people as possible. He likes to go by the name “President Austin.”

“That’s his idea of what the president is supposed to do,” said TJ Perine, Austin’s father. “I was like, buddy, you have no idea, but hey, I’m going along with it.”

TJ says this all began when they were watching a TV show about pandas. It showed a mama panda abandoning a baby, and TJ told his son the cub was now homeless.

“He says, ‘What’s homeless?’ I said, ‘It’s when you don’t have a home and sometimes you don’t have mom or dad around,’” said TJ.

That’s when Austin asked: are people homeless?

Once Austin learned some people are homeless — and some are hungry — he launched this caped crusade. Told his mom and dad that he wanted all his allowance and money they would spend on toys to go toward chicken sandwiches instead.

After he gives out each sandwich, he gives each person a bit of advice. “Don’t forget to show love,” he tells them, and most do, immediately. …

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