True story: I was doing the
in the Saturday WSJ, and one clue was:
singer whose career
began in the Cotton
Club chorus line in
1933 (2 wds.)
Nine letters. Hm. An older African-American woman, obviously. Eartha
Kitt? Maybe, but the letters didn't fit well into the grid.
Oh, well, let's think about it…
But later that day, I was reading a book I got from the library,
The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves,
Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy. And there on page
129 was a story about Steve Allen getting hate mail from a bigot because
Allen had dared to kiss a black woman on the cheek
after her performance on his 1950s TV show.
The woman: Lena Horne. Hey! Where did I put that puzzle?
Coincidences can be … pretty coincidental sometimes.
Kevin D. Williamson offers a
to all those oleaginous Obama flacks deeming his tenure to be
scandal-free. The VA? Spying on the press? Weaponizing the IRS and
the BATF? …
It is one thing to have a degenerate president. It is something else
— something far worse — to have a degenerate government. Barack
Obama may have spent the past eight years as sober as a Sunday
morning (his main vice, we are told, is sneaking cigarettes) and
straight as a No. 2 pencil, but he leaves behind a government that
… something the MSM reported as little as possible, and has now
The Live Free or Die state made Reason, but not in a good
Child Molestation Allegations Would Require Outside Corroboration
Under Ridiculous New Hampshire Bill"
Hampshire, those who commit rape or sexual abuse without witnesses
present could be all but guaranteed to get away with it under a new
proposal from state Rep. William Marsh (R-District 8). The measure,
106, stipulates "that a victim's testimony in a sexual assault
case shall require corroboration" when the defendant has no prior
sexual-assault convictions. It does not elaborate about what kind of
corroboration would be sufficient.
As the article notes, Marsh's bill would require a higher
standard of proof for sexual assault than exists for other violent
Meanwhile, the much-ballyhooed "Women’s March on Washington", should
more properly be renamed "Some Women's". Katrina Trinko at the
Again, Feminists Silence Pro-Life Women"
The Women’s March on Washington, scheduled to occur the day after
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, had listed a pro-life
group, New Wave Feminists, as a partner organization. After The
Atlantic highlighted the group’s participation as a
partner in the march, the Women’s March took the group off the list,
saying its inclusion had been an “error.”
That "inclusive" thing only goes so far.
Roger L. Simon claims to have discovered
Real Reason John Lewis and Company Boycott the Inauguration".
Executive summary: fear that Trump might succeed. I liked this:
In any case, this is all happening against a background of what is
indeed an unspoken calamity for the media, Lewis, his ideological
cohorts, and whoever it is investing all this money (Soros, et al.).
Liberalism and progressivism are dead. They're out of ideas. That's
the untold story behind the failure of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
She had no plan to run on because there is no longer a
liberal-progressive plan to have, one that works anyway. There was
no longer a there there. Trump won because of that, even with all
those forces aligned against him.
"Out of ideas." Exactly. These days, it's all about the accumulation of political power.
Speaking of which, my own CongressCritter/Toothache has announced
where she will be during the Inauguration:
Praying is good. However, I can't help but appreciate the
honesty of Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader:
But [Trump] hasn’t proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully
decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular
Why can't NH's Democrats be more like Oregon's? "Live Free or Freeze
Your Ass Out There".