California: Turn ‘Em Loose!

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Let’s drop by, gentle readers, once again to the People’s Republic of California and see what those wacky socialists are up to these days. Leslie Eastman at Legal Insurrection reports:

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Ant Man And The Wasp (2018)

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Ant Man And the Wasp (2018) 

Director: Peyton Reed

Writers:  Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari

Starring:

Paul Rudd: Scott Lang/Ant-Man

Evangeline Lilly: Hope Van dyne/The Wasp

Michael Douglas: Dr. Hank Pym

Michelle Pfeiffer: Janet Van Dyne/The Wasp

Laurence Fishburn: Dr. Bill Foster

Abby Ryder Fortson: Cassie

Michael Pena: Luis

Randall Park: Jimmy Woo

Hannah John-Kamen: Ava/Ghost

My review of Ant Man (2015) began:

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The Musical Racism Of The Left

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As part of the progressive tactic of harassing, at their homes and in public, those with whom they disagree, leftists have decided to do their best to ensure the leader of the free world gets no sleep.  People.com reports:

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Helsinki, Trump Derangement Syndrome and Deplorables

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What if they gave a crisis and no one cared?

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I often assume regular readers are informed regarding the political issues about which I regularly opine, and I suspect that’s a reasonable assumption.  SMM readers tend to be well informed and come to this scruffy little blog to find viewpoints not easily found elsewhere.  However, I also suspect most Americans are only slightly aware of most of these things, and most could not care less.

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The Trayvon Martin Case, Update 51: Anniversary

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George Zimmerman, acquitted.
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July 15 was the 5thanniversary of the acquittal of George Zimmerman.  As regular readers know, I watched the entire televised trial, and covered the case from start to finish and beyond.  The SMM Zimmerman archive is here.  I was pleased to hear the jury’s verdict, because I love justice, and justice was absolutely done in the Zimmerman case.  Despite having all of the resources of the State of Florida at their disposal, despite illegally hiding exculpatory evidence from the Defense, despite having all the time they needed, the unethical, unprofessional special prosecutors conducted a bizarre, backward trial, actually proving all of the elements of self-defense, as I observed in Update 32.2: 

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School Attacks: The Greatest Degree Of Actual Safety

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After the Parkland shooting, the anti-liberty/gun Left reflexively regurgitated its standard response: more gun control.  Most did not specify what sort of gun control measures they wanted, they just wanted more gun control, because GUNS!  Some did specify the usual measures: universal background checks, “assault weapon” bans, and closing the “gun show loophole.” Others added a demand to raise the age to purchase long guns to 21.  Some even admitted none of these measures would have done anything to stop the Parkland shooter, but they wanted them anyway, because GUNS!  When will deplorables realize GUNS?!

In the meantime, Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow was killed in that attack, lobbied for much more realistic measures, as Fox Business reports:

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The Justine Damond Case, Update 21: A Sad Anniversary–UPDATED

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Justine Damond

July 15, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, 2330.  Justine Damond, home alone, heard what she thought was a woman screaming in the area behind her home.  She lived in a nice neighborhood, with expensive homes, and large, fenced in backyards with an alley behind.  She called the police and told them the woman might just be having loud sex.  Two officers, Matthew Harrity, and Mohamed Noor responded.  They were told only that they were responding to a noise complaint, a woman screaming. This is a common, routine call, and the officers handled it that way.

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Peter Strzok: Fun Facts To Know And Tell–UPDATED

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The July 12, 2018 public congressional hearings of FBI Agent Peter Strzok proved several things: (1) Republicans deserve the title “The Stupid Party,” and continue to earn it every day. (2) Democrats continue to demonstrate they are the post-constitution, current socialist and future communist party. (3) The Department of Justice and FBI continue to be led by hopelessly corrupt Democrat/deep state operatives.  (4) Neither organization is trustworthy, and may never be trustworthy again. (5) Strzok’s testimony did even more damage to the FBI than any of the many blows to its credibility its former and current leaders have inflicted on it in the last several years. (6) The self-imagined elite’s hatred of normal Americans is virtually limitless.

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License To Kill: The Murder Of Erik Scott–UPDATED

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Las Vegas has been in the news of late, most particularly for the October 1, 2017 attack on concert goers near the Mandalay Bay Hotel.  Fifty-eight died and more than 800 were injured. I’ve addressed that shooting with only two articles:

Las Vegas Attack: Initial Observations  

Las Vegas: Greater Love 

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The Tyranny Of Testing 2018, Part 3

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In the first article of this series–The Tyranny of Testing 2018 Part 1, I explained the incredible amount of time lost to mandatory, high-stakes testing (and other matters) each year.  In the second installment, The Tyranny Of Testing 2018, Part 2, I focused on trends and the damage caused by testing, particularly forcing mandatory tests on special education kids fundamentally unable to take those tests, despite the fact the results of such “testing” are less than meaningless. Continue reading