Category Archives: Political Commentary

The Hugo Awards

Some thoughts on taking back SFF from the SJWs, from Brad Thorgersen, and Sarah Hoyt:

I lived in fear, unable to associate normally or make friends with anyone. It was like being spied on all the time and knowing the worst construction would be put on my actions and words, even if the actions and words were not political, even if I just forgot what the week’s hate and the week’s cause was.

I got tired. I got really tired. I know authors who walked away after one or two books because they simply couldn’t take it anymore. I know others – gentle souls – who didn’t realize they’d been blacklisted on suspicion of being – dropped voice – conservative. This was particularly true of Libertarians (and libertarians) who never thought of themselves (I still don’t) as “conservatives” and couldn’t understand it when I tried to explain it.

All this was justified, you see, because in the minds of the establishment and establishment hangers on, conservatives are creatures shown as “right wing” on movies and tv (none of whose writers would know a true conservative, much less a libertarian if one bit them in the fleshy part of the *ss [and libertarians might.] They give conservatives (which again is everyone to the right of Lenin) informed attributes never found in the real creature: conservatives, in their crazy little heads, are people who are racist, sexist, homophobic, ultra-religious in a medieval fashion or a crazy-evangelical (there are some, but not many) one.

This kind of thing isn’t the only reason I haven’t been reading much in the past few years, but it doesn’t help.

[Afternoon update]

Michael Z. Williamson: “I am not a ‘real fan’.

Hillary

The Democrats’ Nixon.

Can you imagine what the press would have said if Nixon had said, “I and my lawyers have reviewed all the tapes, and we’ve turned over what we thought was relevant, and burned the rest”?

To add to the irony, if Zeifman could have fired her for lying during Watergate, he would have.

[Update a few minutes later]

A remembrance of Clintons past.

The Clintons and the acceptance by the Democrats (and media) of their criminality and corruption in the nineties determined me to never support a candidate of that party again. I wrote about “that nineties show” a couple years ago.

[Tuesday-afternoon update]

Hillary withheld information from Congress. What should Congress do?

Laws are for the little people, not the Clintons.

[Bumped]

Harry Reid

His retirement makes perfect sense, until he tries to explain it.

Plus, he thinks it’s perfectly reasonable and acceptable to tell bald-faced lies about his political opponents.

It’s a tall bar, but I think he’s currently the most contemptible person in public life. When he retires, maybe Durbin or Pelosi can take the crown. But you do have to give him points for his honesty about his mendacity.