Nobel Prize Recipient Fails to Make the Cut at Canadian School Board.

The Toronto superintendent explains:

“We disinvited Nadia Murad from our speaker series because of what she went through to get the prize. Torture, rape, sexual slavery: It’s not Canada Nice. We can’t have our teenage girls asking questions about ugly things; our job is to protect them from the sort of stuff that comes from unpleasant parts of the world. Under our new guidelines, invitees will be drawn from women who have created tasty new tea brews and/or monetized their cat videos.”

The Japes of…



… a la vida.

Sibling Rivalry…

à l’Américaine.

Till human voices wake us…

… and we drown.

Don DeLillo on the Assassination

November 22nd 1963 marked the real beginning of the 1960s. It was the beginning of a series of catastrophes: political assassinations, the war in Vietnam, the denial of Civil Rights and the revolts that occasioned, youth revolt in American cities, right up to Watergate. When I was starting out as a writer it seemed to me that a large part of the material you could find in my novels – this sense of fatality, of widespread suspicion, of mistrust – came from the assassination of JFK.


And baby, look at us now.

And as further proof of his good character, he’s best friends with…

R. Kelly!

‘He said that what he was actually doing was frantically trying to send an email while having to urgently urinate and the movement on the video was just a function of his discomfort.’

This has a kind of Rose Mary Woodsy feel to UD.

Could the Waukesha mass murder event be terrorism?

It instantly made me think of the 2016 terrorist attack in Nice.

One onlooker summed it up.

“Right now, I’m just angry. It seems everywhere we turn, it’s just another violent day in the U.S.”


Doesn’t seem to have been terrorism; just a typical domestic atrocity, in which a violent person who should be in jail is driving around killing people.


Just makes you puke.

Progressive Policing: Under District Attorney Chesa Boudin, it’s Happening Now in San Francisco!

All wrapped up nice and pretty for the Trumpians to use in the next election.

Chesa might be recalled. Maybe you’d like his retail theft record in your community.


[I]n 2014 [California] classified possession of hard drugs for personal use and the theft of up to $950 of goods as misdemeanor offenses. In the Bay Area, the results have been stark: San Francisco’s overdose deaths rose to 81 per 100,000 people in 2020 from 19 per 100,000 people in 2014.

In the meantime, shoplifting has become endemic, brazen and increasingly well organized, culminating in mobs of looters ransacking stores and terrifying customers in the Bay Area last week. Local shops are closing, neighborhoods are decaying, encampments of drug addicts have proliferated, and streets are befouled by human excrement — a set of failures Michael Shellenberger calls in his thoroughly researched and convincing new book, “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities,” “the breakdown of civilization on America’s West Coast.”

Pack of Tasteless Roses

UD‘s on Amazon’s German site, enjoying the not-quite-there English.

‘Rudy Giuliani, who at this point defies meaningful description…’

Scathing Online Schoolmarm likes the way Michelle Cottle just slipped that clause in there. Nice.

I hope you’re following the Moshe Porat trial.

The brazen, inexhaustible nature and variety of his mendacity is something to see. When you read what he does and says, having been caught making up numbers for Temple University’s business school in order to score a US News number one ranking, you have to admire the sheer endurance/agility/creativity of his lying.

When caught by Temple administrators, he simply says Give me more time. I can fix it back. Now in a court of law, he has blamed all of his assistants, who turn out to be vicious prevaricating scum, for the wrongdoing.

For sure, his next move will be to announce to the court that he is profoundly mentally and physically ill, cannot be held responsible for anything he’s ever done, and needs to go home and lie down.

It’s not ME. It’s the WORLD that’s sick.

“While his actions were dishonest and criminal in nature, he’s part of an industry sick from top to bottom where this sort of behavior is sadly commonplace.”


Almost all art dealers commit 86 million dollars worth of fraud and then flee to Vanatu. Vanatu has become a second home for multimillionaire art market fraudsters.

3:27 AM here, and it’s exactly like this.
I mean, add skimming white clouds and clear cold air! But exactly like this. Les UDs shiver on the bedroom deck, thrilled.

[photo CNN]


the New-moon winter-bright!
         And overspread with phantom light,
         (With swimming phantom light o’erspread
         But rimmed and circled by a silver thread)
I see the old Moon in her lap…


But overspread with orange light!


And now – 3:57 AM – it’s like this – the merest sliver of silver… And because it sheds so little light, and because it’s a clear winter night, the STARS are out like mad


4:57 and it’s brightening up again. 50/50 bright/dark. Didn’t expect that.

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