Friday, July 29, 2016

#BlueLivesMatter: Two police officers shot in San Diego, one dead

Officer Jonathan DeGuzman (deceased) and Officer Wade Irwin (injured)

Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech Was Powerful...

Gateway Pundit: Powerful like Ambien, she not only took out a frail Bill Clinton but Tim Kaine too...

I know Bill Clinton has a heart condition, and it did start a bit late, but you would think they could give him and Tim Kaine a doppio espresso before the speech started.

Leon Wolf asks which candidate's speech will sound better a month from now. Neither. With the exception of a few amazing speeches (Reagan, Churchill, etc.), I rarely spend my free time listening to speeches. Other than looking to lift sound bites for attack media, I doubt few people will. And as Leon noted, it was poorly executed. The answer is no one will care about these speeches a month from now, we will be into the debate cycle then and that is what will matter.
Twitchy: Iowa Hawk captures the excitement

Trump is trying to win with an emotional message. Hillary's message is more everything is great and I am logically the best choice.

We all knew this was coming, Hillary focusing on Donald Trump's Twitter temperament and being responsible for nuclear codes. That is going to be a major branding theme in the Democrats argument of why Trump should not be president. The problems for Hillary is Trump is a pretty good tweeter. Trump did a flurry of tweets following Hillary's speech, but unfortunately for Hillary, they were like a flurry of punches that found their mark.

When it comes to playing social media, Hillary is no where near as good at this. Her speech last night would have been better if it were half the time.  

Hot Air: Bill Clinton really does feel our pain
Blazing Cat Fur: Maybe the whirl of white sound machines droning out Bernie Protesters caused Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine to lose consciousness?  Beyond the speech being white noise itself.

Lem's Levity: Hillary throat clearing and stop pretending you like de Tocqueville

EBL: The Full Rodham: Hillary gets ready for her big speechTrump uses Obama and Clinton's own statements against them, trolling them all day and Ivanka and Chelsea are friends, but they aren't treated the same by the media

Instapundit: Is the election over? , Sanders Supporters chasing Hillary Cospirator David Brock through the Wells Fargo Center? (I wish there was video for this), Andrew McCarthy: Hillary commits felonies and blames Trump for treason? 

Legal Insurrection: #DemExit Clinton protests that the DNC tried to hide

DaTechGuy: Break new ground, put your husband to sleep...

AoSHQ: Bill sabotages Hillary once again...zzzzz

Rush Limbaugh: Pretend Patriots at DNC

Buzz Feed and Jawa Report: Bill Clinton playing with balloons (he likes those balloons)

John Podhoretz: Clinton blew her big chance

Wombat: Austin Bay: Tailgunner Hillary and the Putin Hack

The New Normal In Germany: Muslim Man Tries To Behead Doctor With Knife, Yelling "Allah Akbar"

This is being reported more of an angry confused father who could not communicate with his medical provider than an act of terrorism, but there is something disquieting about resolving a dispute over medical care with a 30 cm rambo knife.  The yelling "Allah Akbar" is a nice touch.  

Doesn't Germany have universal health care? What is this immigrant family complaining about? 

Does Angela Merkel recognize her epic mistake of bringing in over a million unscreened Muslims into Germany?  Nope.  She wants to bring in even more, even though this was a factor in #Brexit and is now endangering the European Union.  

h/t on the German Doctor being attacked via Arthur K and AoSHQ sidebar headlines

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Full Rodham: Hillary Clinton gets ready for her big speech

This is not far from the actual truth...

Twitchy: Obama refers to himself 119 times during his speech last night (who is O endorsing again) I have not seen a more self referring speech since Chris Christie "endorsed" Mitt Romney, Katie Pavlich destroys Hillary's deflection about the Russians hacking her emails in three tweets, and #DNCinPhilly: #IAmAFeminist: Hairy Legged Cat Ladies of the World Unite

AoSHQ: The most interesting man in the world!

Deadline: Ouch: DNC ratings fail for Obama
EBL: Trump uses Obama and Clinton's own statements against them, trolling them all day and Ivanka and Chelsea are friends, but they aren't treated the same by the media

Legal Insurrection: #DNCProtest: The real story of Night 3 (what can we expect tonight) and Carlos Danger (also known as Huma's beard) compared Hillary Clinton to Slave Owning White Men (that last bit is from Maetenloch)

Good idea Amanda:  And a good answer from Trump: 
"Crooked Hillary put her emails at risk to foreign hackers"

Salon: Amanda Marcotte gets the sadz saying Obama did not do it last night for Crooked Hillary

Sad! Actually, hilarious! 

Victory Girls: Five similarities between Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's convention speeches

Hot Air: Bill DeBlasio shows up and speaks at the DNC the same day the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn brings more ethics charges against him (isn't that fitting)

NY Post: Rahm Emanuel thrown under the bus at the DNC convention for opposing Obamacare (no speaking spot and mocked)

Wombat: Louder with Crowder: (Talking about narcissists) Young Turks Cenk Uygur goes insane, Twitchy: Wikileaks releases hacked DNC voicemails during primetime of the DNC last night, JWF: Corrupt Clinton getting a negative bounce during DNC convention, and Bloomberg/Megan McArdle: The Dem machine chose Hillary long ago, but why?

Lem's Levity: DNC using seat fillers in its convention?

VodkaPundit: Glad he will miss it tonight!

DaTechGuy: Entitled Hillary?

Wombat: Austin Bay: Tailgunner Hillary and the Putin Hack

Ivanka and Chelsea are friends, but they sure don't get treated the same by the media...

I thought the Democrats were all about "equality."  There certainly is not equality in how the press grills Ivanka about her father but give Chelsea a complete pass

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: Opps, the media forgot to ask!
Baltimore Sun: Media shelter Chelsea and grill Ivanka
RedState: Bad Ideas: Daughters Summit?  

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What Will Katie Couric Do?

Can Verizon afford to keep giving her an eight figure salary? As Heat Street notes, Katie Couric herself came "under the gun" when the Washington Free Beacon caught Couric deceptively editing a pro gun control documentary:
NPR and other media outlets acknowledged that the editing “reflected poorly” on Couric and her filmmaker friends from the Hamptons. Other Couric-produced documentaries were also flagged for deceptive editing
Couric, who reportedly earns $10 million a year at Yahoo, eventually issued a lame non-apology for the editing in Under The Gun, taking “responsibility” for the “misleading” clip, and expressing regret that she “did not raise my initial concerns more vigorously.” Essentially, she threw the film’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, under the bus. 
Couric declined to endorse any changes to the film, however, saying in June that the deceptively edited scene would remain in Under The Gun despite the fact that she “didn’t feel comfortable” with it. “It was my hope that, when I approached this topic, that this would be a conversation starter,” she said. 
Now that Verizon is purchasing Yahoo’s “core assets” including its news programming, it’s unclear if Couric’s new bosses will want this expensive and damaged asset as the face of “America’s number one wireless network.” And as for Couric’s next act, it’s not clear if there’s anyone left to hire her to fail again for an eight figure salary. But she’ll always have the Hamptons.

Is that Katie without make up or Gary Oldham on set in Dracula?

When you look behind Katie Couric's "journalism" it isn't pretty.

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