May 14, 2018

Dumpster Fire at Axios: ‘The Public Case Against Trump’

Axios is yet another leftist website which promised “vital, trustworthy news and analysis” with “no bias” and “no nonsense” but has subsequently descended into parody. Saturday, Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, two of the site’s founders, posted “The Public Case Against Trump,” allegedly a list of “known knowns” about “a damning tale that would sink most leaders.” It’s a colossal example of fake news.


Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051418)

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: Catholic priest in Los Angeles shares beautiful story of couple married in a hospital

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

It’s a series of 12 tweet presented at Twitchy. Here’s first, plus the text of the next three:


2. 3 weeks ago I was approached by someone at my parish.
-“Father, there is a couple who wants to get married.”
-“I am glad to hear that. Tell them to call me & we will set up a meeting.”
-“Well” she said, “this is the thing. They are in the hospital. Could you come please?”

3. I went to visit them, only to find out that Estela, a beautiful 26 year old woman, had cancer that spread all over her body. Doctors give her a limited time of life. I saw her husband to be, by her side, with a sad smile in his eyes, asking me for hope and a miracle.

4. I didn’t know what to say. I can’t perform miracles, but I listened and I did what I do best: I put a smile on Estela’s face. Her smile brightened the room like I have never seen before: “Yes,” I told her when she asked me about her wedding, “I will do the wedding.”

Go here for the rest.