Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ford Investing $1.2 Billion in Plants as Trump Touts Jobs — #MAGA!

President Trump gets results!

At Bloomberg.

Also, at WaPo, and Neil Cavuto below:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In the Mail: Laura Kipnis, Unwanted Advances

This came today.

And available at Amazon, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.

The book builds off the backlash to her 2015 essay, at the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe."

See also the Chicago Tribune, "NU professor starts academic debate with controversial essay on sex."

And at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), "In Her Own Words: Laura Kipnis’ ‘Title IX Inquisition’ at Northwestern (VIDEO)."

I love this. I'll try to power this book down and post my own thoughts next week.

Laura Kipnis photo 71P2IVqhML_zpsgxkdnmif.jpg

Adult Stars on the Beach

At WWTDD, "Porn Stars Back on the Beach (PHOTOS)":
Porn stars like Naomi Woods and Kate England are never exactly fit like regular models. There's some element of shying away from the crowded clubs. Also, tremendous self-loathing. You only wished dad wished you were a boy. These ladies are trying their damnedest to fit in. Maybe cut back on the ass in air poses. You're going to ruin romantic vacations for tons of men whose wives started staring at them funny...
Keep reading.

Chuck Berry's New Single, 'Big Boys' (AUDIO)

Chuck Berry's got a brand-new posthumous album coming out in June, available for pre-order at Amazon, "Chuck."

Read all about it at the Sound L.A., "LISTEN: Chuck Berry Album Set for June Release; Hear Lead Single."

And listen to "Big Boys":

Did the song give you déjà vu? It should: It starts out with the classic “Johnny B. Goode” guitar riff, bringing this latest release full circle.

Chuck is Chuck Berry’s first album in 38 years, so it comes highly anticipated, to say the least. It was initially announced last October, so fans only have a few more months to go before hearing some of Berry’s final works—which is sure to be a celebration of the late rocker’s life.

And his family agrees, sharing, “While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”

Shop Deals

At Amazon, Today's Deals: New deals. Every day. Shop our Deal of the Day, Lightning Deals and more daily deals and limited-time sales.

Also, Heather Cox Richardson, To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party.

Elliot West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado.

And, W. Scott Pool, Never Surrender: Confederate Memory and Conservatism in the South Carolina Upcountry.

Lisa Brady, War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War.

Plus, Kari Frederickson, Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South.

Bernard DeVoto, The Course of Empire.

More, Stephen W. Sears, Chancellorsville.

BONUS: Jason Stanley, How Propaganda Works.

Why Don't the Palestinians Have Their Own Country?

Here's David Brog, for Prager University:

John Putnam Demos, Entertaining Satan

At Amazon, John Putnam Demos, Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England.

Natasha Zaretsky, No Direction Home

At Amazon, Natasha Zaretsky, No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of National Decline, 1968-1980.

A New Era of Uprisings

It's Joshua Clover.

I've posted him before, but still haven't picked up a copy.

At Amazon, Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings.

The Harvard Project, The State of the Native Nations

From the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, at Amazon, The State of the Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination.

Russian Hacking Could Be 'Act of War' (VIDEO)

It's former Vice President Dick Cheney, at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jackie Johnson's Warm, Sunny to Partly Cloudy Forecast

Here's the lovely Ms. Jackie, for CBS News 2 Los Angeles:

Peter Matthiessen, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

At Amazon, Peter Matthiessen, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement.

The Second American Civil War

It's the new novel, from Omar El Akkad, at Amazon, American War: A Novel.
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
Hat Tip: The New York Times:

Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He's 'Bad for America' (VIDEO)

Heh, Ted Koppel's old school. He keeps his patience, though, when Hannity starts to get agitated.

At the Hill, "Veteran journalist Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he is bad for America."

Vita Sidorkina Uncovered for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 (VIDEO)


Shop Kitchen and Housewares

At Amazon, Save Up to 40% in Kitchen and Dining Every Day.

Plus, Today's Deals.

BONUS: William Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.

The 'Mediocre' Life

At Althouse, "'What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?'/'What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life?'"

I commented at the post a couple of minutes ago:
The modest life, the life of home and family, living in security and comfort, would be the "mediocre" life for me. I'm almost at that place in my life. And I see it down the tunnel each day, as I get closer. (I've got to get my kids set up, to where they feel happy and comfortable, before my "mediocre" life comes closer into view.)

Furry Floaters: Sea Otters, Hunted to Near Extinction in the 1700s and 1800s, Have Rebounded Along California's Coast

This is really cool.

I love sea otters.


Diagnosing ObamaCare (VIDEO)

ObamaCare's a terrible law, but it is the law, and there are costs to repeal. Lots of voters gave it to congressional incumbents in the ear, from both sides.

Upon defeat, even Paul Ryan conceded that ObamaCare's the law of the land. The administration's now moving on to tax cuts, and let's hope and pray for more success.

Here's Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece, at CBS This Morning:

Democrats Hate White People

See Matt Stoller, at Medium, "On Mocking Dying Working Class White People."

And R.S. McCain responds, "Matt Stoller has aggregated comments at a HuffPo article by liberals sneering at the problems of poor white people":

Being old enough to remember how the Left vilified Charles Murray in the mid-1990s when he predicted the emergence of the white underclass, I am tempted to smile cynically at the current plight of Democrats. They imagined that “The Future Is Female,” only to discover that “The Future Is Redneck.” While it is too soon to guess the political consequences in the immediate future, Democrats are not likely to recover quickly if they choose to double-down on the anti-white, anti-male, anti-heterosexual rhetoric that led them to unexpected disaster in 2016.
Be sure to scroll through that Stoller piece though. Leftist really, and I mean really, hate white people.