Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- I get a lot of questions from readers and friends, but here’s one I get frequently: How do you keep up with everything that’s going on these days? That question is almost inevitably followed with, How do you decide what to write about each day?
- These are great questions, because there is no doubt that the news – both real news being generated by public policy, world events and the incredible pace of radical change being implemented by the Trump Presidency, and fake news being generated by myriad false narratives coming from the Democrats and their agents in the fake news media – moves at a rapid pace, a far faster pace than we have ever experienced before. I think some readers think there is some sort of magic involved here, but in reality, it’s just a matter of getting up early and using the right tools.
- I get up at 5:00 every weekday morning – I try to sleep in until 6:00 on weekends – and start my process of scanning the news. I turn on the TV, and keep it mainly on “Fox and Friends,” not necessarily because I enjoy it all that much, but mainly because I find the morning programs on CNN and MSNBC to be pretty much unwatchable at this point. Joe and Mika are just a couple of TMZ wannabes these days, and the hosts on CNN are two of the most singularly dimwitted people I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Expecting to obtain any real, honest information out of any of these people is the errand of a fool, and I’m too old to spend any time running that kind of errand anymore. Sorry.
- But in reality, I’m a reader, and I get most of my news input online, and the vast majority of that is initiated from just a couple of places: Twitter, and my favorite news aggregation site, Whatfinger.com.
- I started using Twitter back in 2011 after a very smart person who I highly respect told me she that was where gets pretty much all of her news. Prior to that, I had considered Twitter to be a toy and a waste of time, but I figured hey, if she’s using it maybe I need to give it a shot, too. So I established an account and was immediately hooked. Twitter has a lot of drawbacks, not least of which is that people tend to lose their social filters on social media, but when managed correctly through the use of lists and muting and/or blocking of annoying riff-raff, becomes a valuable tool for quickly getting up to speed.
- Where news aggregation is concerned, most people immediately default to the Drudge Report, and I did that too, until about a year ago. I can’t remember how or why I first became aware of Whatfinger.com, but I imagine I just stumbled across it during one of my morning news feeding frenzies. I know it was in the final days prior to the election because I remember how glad I felt to come across it at such an intense time.
- Don’t get me wrong here: Drudge is still great, and everyone should be eternally grateful to Matt Drudge, because in the mid-90s he, along with Fox News, permanently destroyed the ability of the Democrats and their agents in the fake news media to completely control the narrative, tenor and slant on the news we all consume each day.
- But in our new world, where the big story changes multiple times almost every day, Whatfinger is just better. The first reason for this is just the volume of the content. I’m a guy who never, never ever goes beyond the landing page of any aggregation site or Google search. Don’t have time for it, seldom find anything useful or current beyond Page 1. On its landing page, Whatfinger always links to at least three times as many current, relevant stories as you will find on the Drudge Report, and they appear to be updated on pretty much an hourly basis.
- The second reason is organization. The Drudge model is just to throw links to about a hundred stories or so up onto his landing page in a pretty much random order. Whatfinger groups its stories into a series of specific categories. If you want opinion columns, here’s the section. If you want videos, they’re over here. Breaking news is at the top. Fake news from CNN and MSNBC is even organized into its own convenient grouping for all the gluttons for punishment who access Whatfinger. A real time-saver.
- The third reason is curation. Again, Drudge is almost purely a collection of links described with the story’s headline. Whatfinger not only gives you the headline, on its breaking news and many other current stories, its editors also provide a brief description of the story’s content, including its hilarious “Barf Alert” warning on stories that are particularly idiotic and/or slanted. Again, this saves time, and time is extremely valuable when you’re trying to put out a relevant 800-word piece by 7:00 each weekday morning, a little later on weekends.
- Keeping up with this incredibly rapid pace of change requires identifying and using the best tools. I use several, but if you’re a reader like me, there is no better, more useful tool out there right now than Whatfinger.com. Trust me.
Just another day in Keeping Up With The News in Trump’s Rapidly Changing America.
That is all.
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Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- Exactly how misplaced are our Attorney General’s priorities? Let me show you. – The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the FBI was opening an investigation into the possibly illegal activities of…wait for it…wait for it…Harvey Weinstein! I swear I don’t make this stuff up. So, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is perfectly capable of having the FBI investigate the sexual proclivities of a film producer, but he appears to be utterly incapable of investigating the possible illegal activities of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, John Brennan or anyone else who served in the Obama Administration. This guy is worthless. What a waste.
- In Other Harvey Weinstein news… – Hillary Clinton, in a predictably softball interview on CNN Wednesday, told fake journalist Fareed Zakaria that she was “sick” and “appalled” to hear about her “friend” Harvey Weinstein’s behavior towards women. This is truly hard to believe. The Clintons have been paling around with the big Hollywood muckety-muck for more than 20 years. He’s held fundraisers for both of them, personally given to their campaigns, bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars to their campaigns, and given as much as a quarter million dollars to the Clinton Crime Family fake Foundation.
- The thought that the Clintons had no idea about the true nature of their “friend” strains all credibility to the breaking point. Mrs. Clinton, after all, is supposed to be just the smartest woman on earth according to her brain-dead sycophants. Her claim to have known nothing is too ridiculous to even contemplate. But of course, Zakaria just nodded his silly little head at his heroine’s answers and moved on to his next silly question, because he’s such a silly little man.
- Hillary assured the audience that she would be donating Weinstein’s campaign “contributions” to various women’s charities, which is great. She did not specify whether that means just the funds Weinstein personally contributed specifically to her various campaigns, or would include all the money he bundled together and raised for her at the various fundraisers he hosted for her. Nor did she say anything about the big sum he tossed into her family’s fake foundation. Unless some third party keeps pressure on her – which we know the fake news media will not do – it’s a safe bet she will donate the smallest sum possible, and whatever she does donate will go to various “causes” like Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List, which will just funnel the money right on over to the Democrat Party. No one does money laundering like the Clintons.
- At one point, Mrs. Clinton chuckled and claimed “I give 10% of my income to charity every year, after all…”. As the National Review pointed out last year, the great bulk of Mrs. Clinton’s “charitable giving” goes to… wait for it…The Clinton Foundation and events associated with it! Of course it does.
- And if you think any of this Weinstein scandal is just Tiddly-Winks, know that the goons who run Twitter suspended actress Rose McGowan’s account Wednesday night. This action was taken at the behest of someone, because the Twitter goons don’t just go around suspending accounts absent a complaint. McGowan had been using her account to “out” people, like Ben Affleck, who she believes (most likely knows) have been lying in their public statements about what they knew about Weinstein before the NYTimes published its story about him last week. In taking this action, which she began before Weinstein lost his power, she has distinguished herself as pretty much the only admirable character in this particular Hollywood production. So naturally, the Twitter goons went after her. Somebody with a lot of influence is very, very worried about what Ms. McGowan might say about them. You seriously can’t make this stuff up.
- “America’s conscience” has got some ‘splainin’ to do – Some enterprising person unearthed a video of talk show host and bad comic Jimmy Kimmel – who one idiot opinion writer dubbed “America’s conscience” early this week – doing a ‘man on the street’ routine in which he has something stuffed in the crotch of his pants and asks girls passing by to alternately grab it or “put your mouth on it” to see if they can tell what it is. For those who do not know, Mr. Kimmel was years ago a host of something called “The Man Show”, a program in which the humiliation of young women was a nightly occurrence. I’m not sure America really needs that as its “conscience.”
- Meanwhile, Napa and Sonoma Valleys are burning up, 21 people are dead, and everybody – including me, sadly – is talking about the wretched Harvey Weinstein. God bless the souls of those who have perished, and those brave first responders who are working around the clock to contain the fires, and God help the hundreds who are still missing. What a terrible tragedy this is.
Just another day in scandal-plagued America.
That is all.
- He obviously believes in the old saying, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of narrow minds.”: Our bi-polar FBI Director, James Comey, offered testimony yesterday before the House Intelligence Committee. In his testimony, he offered the following very carefully worded statement: “With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets.” That statement, of course, has been reported loud and long by every fake outlet of the fake news media. But, true to his bi-polar nature, Mr. Comey went on to say that his initial statement does not preclude the possibility that “other surveillance methods” were used against Trump and his staff, both before and after the election. That statement, of course, has been roundly ignored by pretty much every fake outlet of the fake news media. Mr. Comey may have bi-polar issues, but the fake news media is purely single-minded.
- Wait…what?: The most hilarious part of Mr. Comey’s entire five hours on the stand came when he accused the Russians of attempting to “sow chaos…and instability” in the U.S. electoral process. Given his own multiple gratuitous interventions into the U.S. election process during 2016, one can only wonder what it is that Mr. Comey sees when he peers into his no-doubt bi-focal bathroom mirror each morning.
- Another poster child for term limits on display.: On the other end of Capitol Hill, the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch began before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which includes luminaries like Democrat Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who has been on the Committee for so long he actually helped organize the “high tech lynching” of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In his opening remarks, Sen. Leahy said “Senate Republicans made a big show last year about respecting the voice of the American people in this process. Now they’re arguing that the Senate should rubber-stamp their nominees selected by extreme interest groups and nominated by a president who lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.” Sen. Leahy and his fellow senate Ds were so appalled by Judge Gorsuch’s “extremism” that the unanimously voted to confirm him the U.S. Court of Appeals when he was nominated by President George W. Bush.
- This is the only possible explanation for their silence on the matter.: In his own opening statement, Judge Gorsuch remarked that “ours is a judiciary of honest black polyester.” Perpetually-aggrieved snowflakes everywhere no doubt puzzled over this remark, confused about whether to attack the Judge for being a racist, or a supporter of evil big oil companies, since polyester is derived from petroleum products.
- Meanwhile, out there in the Twitterverse…: Social Justice Warriors went crazy on Twitter when KitchenAid introduced a new line of small kitchen appliances that were painted a bright magenta color. SJWs immediately went on the attack, within minutes coming up with the hashtag “#EverydaySexism” as their moniker for their assault on the manufacturer. What these perpetually-aggrieved nincompoops failed to notice is that KitchenAid introduced these appliances as their means of raising awareness about breast cancer, and is donating a portion of every sale to Breast Cancer Haven, a non-profit organization in the UK. D’oh!
Just another day in bi-polar America.
That is all.