Sunday, May 29, 2022

Today's News: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Waiting for more shoes to drop: The careful phrasing of "shot and killed" may be a tip off. 
Here's the best story I have seen describing the chain of events in the school: The idea that schools need to be "hardened" even more is just so stupid - in Uvalde, it was the police who needed to be "hardened". When the NRA has lost Jon Voight: Here's a photo from the NRA convention in Texas that's getting a lot of comment: In his Eschaton blog, Duncan Black flags another instance of journalist team-playing masquerading as objectivity: 
People bathed in the census Washington Consensus just assert their beliefs are popular. It is extra funny as those centrists threw their lot in with a bunch of guys pretending to be data nerds, who also just pick and choose polls and ignore them when they are inconvenient. 
Abortion is popular. More gun laws are popular.... how supposedly neutral journalists torture polls to fit their narrative is the easiest way to know which team they're playing for. I don't mean bias or preconceptions, I mean literal team playing.
Here are the polls he is referring to: Checking in with Ukraine, I notice that the news headlines are running at least a day behind the military tweeters in terms of telling us what is going on. Tonight, headlines are talking about Russia making some advances, but the military analysts are past that already. The piece by the Institute for the Study of War continues: 
 ...When the Battle of Severodonetsk ends, regardless of which side holds the city, the Russian offensive at the operational and strategic levels will likely have culminated, giving Ukraine the chance to restart its operational-level counteroffensives to push Russian forces back. 
Russian forces are assaulting Severdonetsk even though they have not yet encircled it. They are making territorial gains and may succeed in taking the city and areas further west. 
... Seizing it will let Moscow declare that it has secured Luhansk Oblast fully but will give Russia no other significant military or economic benefit. This is especially true because Russian forces are destroying the city as they assault it and will control its rubble if they capture it.  ... 
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Cry me a river! Some funny stuff: Speaking of yachts, this photo of  yacht sunk after a collision during a Trump parade will never not be funny: 

Oh, and today Musk announced he has called off his Twitter acquisition plan. Again. So Trump ain't coming back. And I never thought Snapping Turtles could be funny, until this: Finally, this:


Anonymous said...

I had aa good friend who used to say "You can always tell a cop, but you can't tell him much" and then laugh his head off. I now think he was on to something.

Cathie from Canada said...

Yes I think they have lost the benefit of the doubt everywhere now.