I’m in a snarky mood today and this Bookworm Beat has a lot to snark about, from McCain’s funeral, to Hillary’s server, to Pontiff scandals, and much more.
Again, my apologies for the delay in getting this post up. Aside from catching up on things that fell behind during my travels, I was also updating What Business Thinks. Please remember to check it out — and let me know if you find the companion blog helpful. Oh! One more thing. If you like the site, please share it with your friends.
And now, back to our irregularly scheduled Bookworm Beat blogging….
John McCain — brave warrior and a-hole. Not only did McCain destroy our one shot to rid ourselves entirely of Obamacare and then use his last breath to attack Trump, he barred the President from his funeral, invited his hard-Leftist opponent Obama to give an oration . . . and excluded Sarah Palin, his loyal running mate.
Props to McCain for bravery in Vietnam, but he’s pretty much been a disgraceful, self-centered weasel since then. Bravery and moral indecency are not mutually exclusively. McCain’s passing is therefore no loss to the American political scene — and I devoutly hope that Arizona’s governor doesn’t yielded to Democrat demands and appoint either his unqualified wife or equally unqualified daughter to fill his seat.
Robert Reich has the intelligence of a garden gnome. Speaking as a seriously height impaired person myself, I feel comfortable saying that, in Robert Reich’s case, his garden gnome stature is commensurate with his intellectual limitations. How else to explain the idiocy behind his demand that we “annul” the 2016 election? My friend Mike McDaniel breaks it down:
Ah, so that’s what Reich is saying! We’ll just declare Trump’s election legally invalid or void. We’ll make it ineffective or inoperative! That should be easy, right? We’ll just refer to the Constitution, Article II, Section 5, which says:
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on annulment upon the desires of former minor cabinet officers that worked for the Clintons, because Trump.
That seems pretty clear…what’s that? There is no Section 5 in Article II of the Constitution? Well, what’s that got to do with anything? I mean Robert Reich wants to annul Trump, and he’s a past semi-famous Democrat, so what does the Constitution have to do with it?
Read the rest here.
(And no, you’re not imagining it. I am in a bitchy mood. I only had three hours of sleep last night, having arrived home late and been awakened early, and that definitely strips away the Pollyanna gloss I often try to project and leaves the real me, red of tooth and claw.) [Read more…]