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In The News for Monday, January 2, 2023
Posted Jan 01 2023 5:58PM

·        One of my favorite pieces every year. Dave Barry’s 2022 Year in Review.

In other financial news, more and more people are buying “cryptocurrencies,” which appeal to investors because the cryptocurrency market is not controlled by the government. Instead, it is controlled by 13-year-old Justin Weeblemonger of Teaneck, N.J., who runs the whole shebang out of his PlayStation 5. (Justin also controls airline fares.)

·        Related -  Riffed From The Headlines: The 2022 Media Mayhem Honors.

·        Five Easy Tricks to Identify the Marxist in the Room.

·        Environmentalists Are Killing People.

[T]he current heating crisis is a direct consequence of “green” policies that have pushed up the price of energy in developed economies. An irrational insistence to transition to wind and solar has increased prices and reduced reliability of energy supplies. Blackouts like ones experienced by millions over the Christmas weekend are a serious threat to lives.

·        An Actual Threat To Our Democracy. Coming out of California, naturally.

This controversy is one instance among many of liberals’ growing contempt for the rule of law. They sense, I think, that totalitarian power is within their grasp, and they don’t intend to let anyone or anything stand in their way.

·        The Twitter Files continue to paint a picture of incredibly unconstitutional government interference.  

These next few pieces are the result of looking at two discrete data sets, one ranging from mid-2017 to early 2018, and the other spanning from roughly March 2020 through the present. In the first piece focused on that late 2017 period, you see how Washington politicians learned that Twitter could be trained quickly to cooperate and cede control over its moderation process through a combination of threatened legislation and bad press.

In the second, you see how the cycle of threats and bad media that first emerged in 2017 became institutionalized, to the point where a long list of government enforcement agencies essentially got to operate Twitter as an involuntary contractor, heading into the 2020 election. Requests for moderation were funneled mainly through the FBI, the self-described “belly button” of the federal government (not a joke, an agent really calls it that).

·        Elon Musk had some choice comments about the corporate media’s coverage of the information he has released.

“Why is corporate journalism rushing to defend the state instead of the people?” Musk wrote on Twitter on Dec. 27, in response to a tweet from journalist and documentary filmmaker Leighton Woodhouse. The latter was sharing his new Substack post about how corporate media rushed to defend the FBI and the state instead of exposing them.

·        The 10 Biggest Adjustments Fleeing Californians Have To Make In Their New States. #5: “Bless Your Heart” doesn’t always mean “bless your heart.”

·        You’d think they could get something right. Anything. Biden Team in Complete Confusion as Parents Panic Over Childrens’ Pain Med Shortage.  Meanwhile, Biden is silent on the matter, living it up in St. Croix, without a care in the world, playing golf, and losing his ball in the woods. That says it all.

·        Reparations are going about as you’d expect in California. When you think things can’t get any more ridiculous, you’re wrong again.

·        I know we’re all surprised by this admission from the Biden administration. Biden admin has ‘no records’ on nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants released into US, despite use of ‘tracking devices.’

·        NC Sportscaster suspended for telling the truth. He referenced ‘illegal aliens’ during El Paso Sun Bowl score update.