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A few noteworthy news items:

– One of the key opposition leaders in Russia was assassinated randomly killed.

A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.

An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say.

He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday in Moscow against the war in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the murder, the Kremlin says.

President Putin has assumed “personal control” of the investigation into the killing, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Undoubtedly this will be the most thorough murder investigation since O.J. Simpson hunted down Nicole Brown Simpson’s murderer.

– Scott Walker is already living rent free in the heads of the far left. Now they’re just throwing whatever they can at the wall to see what sticks. Unfortunately for them there’s been this invention called Google that exposes their misinformation attempts. RS McCain explains.

Jezebel’s “senior political reporter” Natasha Vargas-Cooper gotBreitbarted, exposed as a dishonest and corrupt partisan hack, by a guy who did 20 seconds of Googling. Darleen Click:

Here’s Darleen’s post.

Long story short, Vargas-Cooper posted a story about how Governor Walker had allowed Wisconsin universities not to report sexual assaults. What she failed to mention that this was a request from the universities, who already have federal filing requirements to comply with.

Naturally when Vargas-Cooper was confronted with all of the facts she retracted the story and apologized.

Ha ha ha. I slay me. No, she doubled down and basically said that facts don’t matter. Because narrative.

– Here’s a local story about how Montgomery County, Maryland is investigating the pros and cons of getting out of the booze business. County Executive Ike Leggett is having none of it.

The News4 I-Team reached out to County Executive Ike Leggett for comment. His spokesman pointed us to the Chief Administrative Officer’s official response in the report on page 107, stating, “In our opinion, local liquor control has served Montgomery County well. We have lower alcohol consumption and higher revenue for public purposes than other jurisdictions. There are not liquor stores on every corner.”

I highlight this because it demonstrates something that has been manifest for some time to anyone paying attention: the real social scolds are on the left. While the popular narrative is that social conservatives are the ones looking to run everyone else’s life, time and again, story after story, we see examples of left-wing busybodies seeking to interfere with private behavior. Now Leggett might actually have a good argument in defending the liquor stores on these grounds*, but make no mistake, the man is making social policy motivated at least in part in a desire to control behavior.

*: Though as my wife points out, Leggett’s shot at liquor stores is misplaced. I’ll take places like Speck’s in Houston over the dreary state-run stores in Maryland any day.

– This is a few weeks old, but as relevant as ever: fat is good for you. No really, eat your eggs and butter.

New research claims that official warnings against the consumption of saturated fats should never have been introduced

The article in BMJ’s Open Heart journal argues that the advice was based on flawed data and “very limited evidence”.

The warning, adopted by British authorities in the early 1980s, was based on research that focused only on unhealthy men, with the reports authors arguing: “it seems incomprehensible that dietary advice was introduced for 220 million Americans and 56 million UK citizens.

“Dietary advice does not merely need a review; it should not have been introduced.”

Yeah, so pretty much most nutrition advice over the past five decades or so was based on seriously flawed research, and the dietary guidelines have been counter-productive. And yet people still insist on low-fat diets. Whatever. More bacon and eggs for me.

 

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14 Comments

  1. I think the people pushing the low fat diet thing were just trying to keep all the bacon and eggs for themselves.
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    So believe me when I say: pork ribs are bad for you; very bad. Especially when slathered in bbq sauce.

  2. “Long story short, Vargas-Cooper posted a story about how Governor Walker had allowed Wisconsin universities not to report sexual assaults. What she failed to mention that this was a request from the universities, who already have federal filing requirements to comply with.

    Naturally when Vargas-Cooper was confronted with all of the facts she retracted the story and apologized.

    Ha ha ha. I slay me. No, she doubled down and basically said that facts don’t matter. Because narrative.”

    These Leftists precious snowflakes are unused to quaint concepts like proof and facts. Living inside an ideological cocoon is hazardous in the age of the internet.

  3. The author of the Jezebel piece on Walker finally offered a 21st Century apology on Twitter, of sorts. What’s really sad about the whole story is that all she had to do, as McCain suggested, was spend about 20 seconds googling and she could have spared herself the embarrassment. It’s as much as an indictment of reporting in the modern age as it is of the leftist mentality.

  4. Ah the Mark Shea school of internet reportage: Skim, then outrage!

    Good one Donald….very good.

  5. “Yeah, so pretty much most nutrition advice over the past five decades or so was based on seriously flawed research, ..” ~and now they the have the gall to tell us to become quasi-vegetarians to save the planet.

  6. “Putin has assumed “personal control” of the investigation…” What a bad joke!
    Let’s see….Hitler to oversee wrongdoing in wake of Jewish harassment.

    KGB = Killing Good for Brotherhood.

  7. Want to save a harmless vegetable from a horrible fate? Eat more bacon!
    It amazes me that so many conservatives, (especially Catholics) think Putin is an alright guy. Hey folks, Putin is a former KBG man. Those people have ice water in their veins.

  8. You can take the man out of the KGB but can you take the KGB out of the man? His wife, Aka a woman scorned, says he is a vampire. My Russian friend years ago said he is not a good guy. If we like him, it’s because at least he’s a mensch, unlike so many light in the sneakers types leading us here. Whether Putin or Obama, all is for public consumption, and we think if all the hidden things were made known, we would be shocked to the core.

  9. I am a Virginia resident although I have lived in Maryland 3 times in 3 different counties. Prince Georges County has Sunday blue laws as do some of the other one in MD. As I understand it in PG opposition to 7day alcohol sales is from the pulpit as was opposition to casinos. Now there is talk of a casino at National Center with 24/7 operation. Tax is 9% on alcohol sales.

  10. Perhaps all this intended narrative against Walker by the Left (and that by Libertarians) will end up for his good.

    also – I had never heard “light in the sneakers” before, and I like it.

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