China Has A Great MMA Fighter. Problem: The Communist Government Hates Him.

Chinese MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong (known as “Mad Dog”) is winning martial matches across his country. Result? The Communist Chinese government hates him because he’s beating traditional Chinese martial arts masters: MMA was so named in 1993. It is a veritable postmodern pastiche of combat styles—including Brazilian jiu jitsu, Israeli krav maga, Thai kickboxing, and … Read moreChina Has A Great MMA Fighter. Problem: The Communist Government Hates Him.

Texas Towns Hit By Ransomware Attack

This isn’t good: Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no state networks were compromised in the attack. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Information Resources (TDIR) told … Read moreTexas Towns Hit By Ransomware Attack

Democratic Clown Car Update for August 19, 2019

Hickenlooper is Out, Sanders slams the press, Gabbard comes out for legal pot and serves joint duty, and Biden just keeps chug-chug-chuging along. It’s your Democratic Presidential clown car update! Polls Fox News: Biden 31, Warren 20, Sanders 10, Harris 8, Booker 3, Buttigieg 3, Yang 3, Klobuchar 2, O’Rourke 2, Castro 1, de Blasio … Read moreDemocratic Clown Car Update for August 19, 2019

California’s Present, Austin’s Future

Wonder where Austin’s “Let the homeless do whatever they want, wherever they want, except in front of the city council building” plans lead to? Watch this. I won’t stop , the gov of CA and his liberal ideology ruined my business.. I decided to close the doors today. I can’t do it anymore and I’m … Read moreCalifornia’s Present, Austin’s Future

Bonnen/Sullivan Controversy Takes Down Burrows

I haven’t been following the Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen/Empower Texans head Michael Quinn Sullivan meeting controversy due to lack of time (like I’ve said, the past weeks have been a bear), but this Texas Monthly piece provides an overview of the meeting, which took place June 12. “Bonnen appears to have offered to take an … Read moreBonnen/Sullivan Controversy Takes Down Burrows

LinkSwarm for August 16, 2019

Welcome to another Friday LinkSwarm! It hit 107°F in Austin this week, but it was probably only 104° when I rode my bike. Cleared up my sinuses! David Brock’s ShareBlue Media certainly seems to be freaking out over the Epstein “suicide,” sends out talking points to Democratic loyalists to downplay the possibility of conspiracy. Hmmmmm… … Read moreLinkSwarm for August 16, 2019

Max Boot Hits Bottom, Tunnels Down to the Hollow Earth, Falls, Somehow Keeps Digging

One inkling of just how important Max Boot was to the conservative movement prior to 2016 (when he famously declared he’d vote for Stalin over Trump) is the fact I never bothered to tag him in a BattleSwarm post prior to 2018, when his Trump Derangement Syndrome was already in full bloom. Well, maybe not … Read moreMax Boot Hits Bottom, Tunnels Down to the Hollow Earth, Falls, Somehow Keeps Digging

Olive Garden is a Bad Prepping Strategy

The day after the clown car update is bad for deep insights, so instead let me set this strawman blazing. The Olive Garden is offering a lifetime endless pasta bowl pass for $500. (Or rather, they’re offering 50 of these, so it’s a gimmick for free publicity… …rather than a real offer. But let’s pretend … Read moreOlive Garden is a Bad Prepping Strategy

Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update for August 12, 2019

Biden continues to lead the field despite his senior moments, witches boost Williamson, and Harris has become really unpopular…among black voters. It’s your Democratic Presidential clown car update! Caveat: Between a new job and a cold, this week has been a bear, so the clown car update may seem merely large rather than extra-extra-extra large… … Read moreDemocratic Presidential Clown Car Update for August 12, 2019

More on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Suicide”

Jeffrey Epstien’s “suicide” sounded suspicious when news first broke, but the news that’s come out since only make it sound even more suspicious: Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who hanged himself in a federal jail in Manhattan, was supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not being followed the … Read moreMore on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Suicide”

Jeffrey Epstein Dead By “Suicide”

I sat down this morning to write one Jeffery Epstein post and instead have to write another, since he’s apparently dead by “suicide” in a New York City jail cell. This came right after another batch of big names alleged to have participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex ring were revealed: A woman who has … Read moreJeffrey Epstein Dead By “Suicide”

Borepatch: Red Flag Laws Are Stupid and Useless

Lots of “red flag” talk after the latest shooting panics, but Borepatch would like to remind us that such laws are stupid and useless. The Parkland shooter was known to be a nutcase, having been reported to the local police some four dozen times (and twice to the FBI). Nobody took action, because the local … Read moreBorepatch: Red Flag Laws Are Stupid and Useless

Joaquin Castro Does Something Really Stupid

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro just did something really stupid: Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of ⁦@BillMillerBarBQ⁩, owner of the ⁦@HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc⁩. Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u — Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) … Read moreJoaquin Castro Does Something Really Stupid

The Great Baltimore Cleanup

In the unending barrage of bad news, it’s easy to overlook the good things. Take, for example, this Republican effort to clean up Baltimore: Many a morning, 58-year-old Millie Jefferson finds herself outside her home in West Baltimore, sweeping her front steps and picking up trash on her block. Monday, she had some unexpected visitors. … Read moreThe Great Baltimore Cleanup

Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update for August 5, 2019

Gravel is out, Creepy Porn Lawyer threatens a return, the Biden bunch banks big bucks, Ryan hits the showers, and Michelle says no (yet again). It’s your Democratic Presidential clown car update! Polls Morning Consult: Biden 31, Sanders 18, Warren 15, Harris 10, Buttigieg 6, Booker 3, O’Rourke 3, Yang 2. Harvard CAPS/Harris: Biden 34, … Read moreDemocratic Presidential Clown Car Update for August 5, 2019

LinkSwarm for August 2, 2019

Welcome to another Friday LinkSwarm! As mentioned previously, today starts an extremely busy week for me, so expect some light blogging ahead. “Why Do Democrats Run All Of The Dangerous And Rodent Infested Cities?” Rep. Cummings, while being very obsessed with Russia, seems utterly bewildered with the idea that anyone could dare question why so … Read moreLinkSwarm for August 2, 2019

Will Hurd Not Running For Reelection

Well this is going to make holding his seat significantly harder: After reflecting on how best to help our country address these challenges, I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus … Read moreWill Hurd Not Running For Reelection

Quick Gabbard vs. Harris Debate Roundup

Eh, want to do a bit on the second Round Two debate? Not really. Without Marianne Williamson it doesn’t have as big a hook, and I should probably save something for the Clown Car update. Surely there’s something more interesting to talk about. (Checks news) Nope. (Checks Twitter) Nope. (Checks blogs) Hey, Instapundit has a … Read moreQuick Gabbard vs. Harris Debate Roundup

Marianne Williamson Dominates Second Debate

That headline is not my contention (I didn’t watch the debate, for Reasons), but the consensus of people who did watch it. Jim Geraghty: A lot of us are laughing about Marianne Williamson, but there’s some of that same dynamic that drove Trump to the nomination in 2016. She’s a figure who’s famous for being … Read moreMarianne Williamson Dominates Second Debate

The Twitter Primary Revisited for July 2019

As I did in previous months, here’s an update on the number of Twitter followers of the Democratic presidential candidates, updated since last month’s post-debate update. Tom Steyer has jumped into the race, but Eric Swalwell has jumped out, keeping the number of accounts tracked at 25. However, a big caveat: Twitter has screwed up … Read moreThe Twitter Primary Revisited for July 2019

Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update for July 29, 2019

The next debates loom, Gabbard sues Google, Moulton shoots people in a graveyard, billionaire Steyer begs for pennies, a lot of polls, and your periodic reminder that polls are useless. It’s your Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update! Also, consider this advanced notice that you’re not going to get nearly as lengthy a Clown Car Update … Read moreDemocratic Presidential Clown Car Update for July 29, 2019

Trump vs. Baltimore

What President Donald Trump’s detractors don’t seem to realize (or refuse to realize) is his genius in instinctively identifying wide-open attacks avenues against the Democratic Party that previous Republicans were too scared to undertake for fear of being called racists. Trump simply doesn’t care what they say about him, since he’s such an accomplished rhetorical … Read moreTrump vs. Baltimore