The shootings and the fallout thereof are probably still the top story. But everyone including us have covered that ad infinitum. So, to give all a welcome respite…
This is Friday Roundup:
- Rosanna Arquette, who was once in films best left forgotten (aside from the cool yet super-weird television movie “The Dark Secret of Harvest Home.” the kickass John Milius directed “Flight of the Intruder,” and the trippy “Pulp Fiction”), recently said “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged” and that she feels “so much shame” and disgust at her supposedly exalted status (dirt-poor whites in Appalachia were unavailable for comment). Apologizing for something she had nothing to do with is one thing, but then trashing an entire race to get a minor minute of publicity surely is proof not only of disturbed racism but of pathological narcissism. Though, and I’m not the first to point this out, if she is truly repentant the situation is easily reversed. One would assume she is pro-late-term abortion, as it is tres chic to be in Hollywood. Ergo, she could practice what she preaches. Just in a very late-term fashion. Harsh? So are the logical consequences of her pretense to adult commentary.
- Joe Biden is at it again as the national gaffe factory. In the space of twenty-four hours he said “We choose truth over facts” and then said “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.” No further comment necessary, as Joe is his own best satirist. Puh-leeeese, God, let him be their nominee.
- A special hello to all the folks at LifeZette, who I just discovered regularly publish this column. Happy to be on board.
- Reuters reports that slavery is alive and well in African nations such as Nigeria, with more than seven people out of every one thousand enslaved on the continent. Funny, the major U.S. media outlets haven’t covered this much. Golly gee, I wonder why?
- The one-man Re-elect the President Committee, Jerry Nadler tells us “formal impeachment proceedings” are now in full swing against the president. Some Dems and the press will react with unabashed glee. The country? Not so much. Poll numbers for the Dems will be even less enthusiastic. This more so after Senate revelations this week show the entire Russian investigation was based on a corrupt fraud by the DOJ of the disgraced 44th president. So, thanks Jerry!
- Britain is potentially headed for a constitutional crisis. Which is interesting, because it doesn’t have a constitution. Only precedent, tradition, and sundry laws passed by parliament. The kerfuffle concerns the scenario of what happens if new strongly pro-Brexit Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses a vote of confidence when the House comes back from recess next month. Traditionally, he would resign, another government would be stitched together and the sovereign would then call for the leader of that cabal to formally form a government. But, what if Boris doesn’t resign? Does the House have the power to coerce him out of power, especially before the Halloween Brexit date? Would the Queen intervene? Could she? If so, this could be the worst crisis of government there since 1688, or at last since Margaret Thatcher looked at Neil Kinnock the wrong way and caused him to publicly urinate. Stay tuned.
- Idiots in American television have tried to improve on the perfect by penning their own lame multiculty remake of “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Why is our popular culture so generally devoid of anything approaching wit?
- India and Pakistan have come closer to blows this last week over Kashmir, as shots have been exchanged across the border again. India also stripped the area of statehood and cracked down on dissent with hundreds of arrests. The Paks countered with downgrading diplomatic ties and stopping trade with India. Both these itchy-fingered powers despise the other and both have nukes. Not good.
- Seven Dems did not garner a single primary supporter in a recent New Hampshire poll conducted by the Boston Globe. The political pygmies are Bolshie de Blasio, Gravel (huh?), annoying Inslee, Messam (who?), invisible Moulton, Sestak (what?), and awkward Ryan. Most, if not all, out by the end of the year and back to their rhetorically assisted-living homes.
- And finally, imagine the surprise comely actress/Bond girl Denise Richards’ dad had when her ex-husband Charlie Sheen brought a hooker to a holiday dinner relatively recently. Initially the not-so gentlemanly Sheen had the woman wait in the car while others feasted. But the courteous Richards had the courtesan come in and sat her next to dad. Dad was amused. Great. At friends’ dinner parties I usually get seated next to visiting dentists from Manitoba. Gotta start hanging out more with Denise. Have a good weekend.