It’s sometimes hard to know if the folks at The New York Times are simply trolling us or if they’re completely serious. Times reporter Kevin Roose spun quite a yarn last Sunday entitled, “The Making of a YouTube Radical.” By radical, he and his paper mean those free-thinking Americans whose ideas lack the proper vetting from, well, them. Those that require censorship.
Back in the day, young people and soccer moms used to hang out at the local shopping mall when they had nothing better to do. Typically, they’d exchange the latest gossip, malicious or otherwise. Enjoy, guilt-free, cheap eats together somewhere in the mall’s food court. And occasionally filch something from one of the shops if the spirit moved them. But above all, they socialized, in person, face-to-face, one-on-one or as a group. Today, that’s all gone. And, unsurprisingly, malls are going downhill for various reasons. In their stead, today’s generations congregate at the propaganda mall, otherwise known as social media. Please split wide headlines.
Those engaged in building mass transportation projects have long had a more than a passing acquaintance with liberal homeowners. Those who, when push comes to shove, want no part of light rail or commuter rail posited in their neighborhood. The environment that would benefit from public transportation be damned! The Green Hypocrite Cocktail Party Environmentalists that talk a good talk.These people fall into two familiar categories: “NIMBY’S,” “Not in My Back Yard,” and their cousins, the “BANANA’S,” “Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.” Now there’s a new crop to contend with: “The Green Hypocrites,” no acronym necessary. Please split wide headlines.
The term Yellow Journalism has been around for a century at least. The earliest days of yellow journalism, now fake news, trace back to the sensational and often inaccurate newspaper blather of William Randolph Hearst, New York Morning Journal and Joseph Pulitzer, The New York World. At the time, The World was known as the leading journalistic voice of the Democratic Party in the United States. There were many more outlets but Hearst and Pulitzer were the battlers for the gold medal as pseudo newsmakers of the day. The God Fathers of today’s Fake-News. Please split wide headlines.
On the afternoon of Sept. 13, Will County, Illinois Sheriff’s Detectives received a call from an attorney representing family members of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer. Klopfer died ten days prior to the call. The family made a gruesome discovery while taking inventory at Dr. Klopfer’s home somewhere outside Chicago. You see, Dr. Klopfer was an abortion doctor. But he was just one of many Dr. Frankenstein’s in the evil trade. According to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Dr. Klopfer was “Indiana’s most prolific abortion doctor in history with numbers going into the tens of thousands of procedures in multiple counties over several decades.” Please split wide headlines **
I’m weighing in this morning with a (hopefully) short column on what promises to be a chaotic week for US stocks and bonds. This week we’ll be swamped with both as the Democrats’ Impeachment-gate kabuki gets more intense and silly and as US negotiations on China trade roadblocks get underway. That means, buckle-up, stock fans. Rough road ahead. Today’s predictable morning mess is based in part on the current chapter of the ongoing Trump Impeachment-gate charade. Poor-loser Democrats have had their knickers in a tight knot from the moment Trump won Election 2016. Headline corrected**
The time between 1890 and 1920 was known as the Progressive Era. It was a time when Americans demanded responses to a number of economic and social problems. These problems were brought about by the transformative Industrial Revolution (IR). The IR propelled the US to have the world’s largest and most prosperous economy. It was remarkable since the US went from the birth of the nation to the most prosperous in less than 150 years. Other countries were hundreds or even thousands of years older. But with the prosperity and a much higher quality standard of living came some economic and social problems.
Previously posted from another site.