Last week, a member of British Parliament named David Amess was stabbed to death during an event at a Methodist Church in Essex. The murderer is a “British national believed to be of Somali descent” named Ali Harbi Ali.
And guess who’s to blame for this act of terrorism? It certainly isn’t the Muslim with the knife.
Boris Johnson is facing calls to enact “David’s law” to crack down on social media abuse of public figures and end online anonymity in the wake of the killing of Sir David Amess…
While police are investigating whether there are any links to Islamist extremism and have not connected the killing to the targeting of MPs online, allies of Amess said he had voiced growing concern about threats and toxicity within public discourse as they demanded a crackdown…
[Mark] Francois, the MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, which neighbours Amess’s Southend West constituency, added: “I suggest that if we want to ensure that our colleague didn’t die in vain, we collectively all of us pick up the baton, regardless of our party and take the forthcoming online harms bill and toughen it up markedly.”
Yes, if you don’t want your colleague to have died in vain, you’d better exploit his shocking murder to push for censorious legislation that would’ve done absolutely nothing to prevent it. Surely, that’s what he would’ve wanted.
In the euphemistic parlance of the day, Ali has been “known to police” for years. There were warning signs that he might do something like this. But somehow it’s the fault of anonymous people online? I don’t see how that’s supposed to make sense even to a British person.
You need to scroll down to paragraph 12 of that Guardian story to even find Ali’s name. He’s the guy who stabbed someone to death! But he’s a member of a protected class, so that’s what they’re gonna do: protect him.
It’s no different than the Pulse nightclub massacre, where a guy named Omar Mateen expressly gave authorities his motive — loyalty to ISIS and revenge for the death of some other terrorist scumbag — yet libs insisted he murdered 49 people because of homophobia. That may or may not have been one element of his lunacy, but it wasn’t the motive for his murder spree. All Islamic terrorists are homophobes, but not all homophobes are Islamic terrorists.
Online trolls didn’t murder David Amess. Ali Harbi Ali murdered David Amess. Start with him.
Joe Biden still has the occasional lucid moment. They’re increasingly rare, but they still happen. You can always tell, because he switches from the lies written out for him on the teleprompter to one of the many lies stored in his own ancient brain.
Why would Joe Biden say something if it actually happened?
Remember when passive resistance was good? Not anymore.
“Insurrection”? Libs just find a buzzword they like, beat the hell out of it whether or not it fits any particular situation, and then move on to some other ridiculous lie.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 10,000 times: I’m vaccinated. I’m glad I’m vaccinated. And, also, in addition to that, nobody should be able to tell you what to put in your body. Let alone a bug-eyed bridge troll like Lori Lightfoot.
While I’m in the mood to hate this woman, Tim Dillon did a hilarious segment about a bad Yelp review she gave to a limo company, and their furious response:
Oh, and she keeps breaking her own mask mandate, of course:
The rules don’t apply to politicians. The virus knows how important they are.
With all due respect, I must dissent from the Pope…
I guess this claim is covered under papal infallibility, but down here on Earth, it’s a complete fantasy. Burning down entire neighborhoods, beating people in the street, screaming hysterical lies through bullhorns, and murdering cops is not the lesson of the Good Samaritan. You’re impugning the man’s good name. He deserves better than this.
Matt Labash has a new thing called Slack Tide, and here’s his latest: Our Anger Problem Is Making Me Angry. As Labash notes, a soft answer turneth away wrath. On the other hand:
Claiming an election was stolen is bad, unless the winner was a Republican.
Wait, wait, wait. Stacey Abrams isn’t entitled to political office? That’s a new message from her. For years, she’s been swanning around like a queen in exile. She still hasn’t admitted she lost, and she avoids doing so here. And she’s stumping for a guy who still thinks the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen. Democrats tend to believe they’re entitled to the offices they seek.
Back in 2009, Obama dismissed Republicans with “I won.” Now this woman tells us: “Just because you win doesn’t mean you’re won.” Whatever the hell that means.
Abrams may or may not ever hold elected office again, but she’s definitely good at yelling stuff that doesn’t make sense to an audience who wants to hear it. It’s just bizarre that all these Dems are riding the coattails of a politician who’s most famous for losing an election. I know libs love victimhood, but this is ridiculous.
Mel Brooks is making a History of the World, Part II miniseries for Hulu. The man is 95 years young, so he’s seen a good chunk of it. History, that is.
It’s great that Brooks is keeping busy, and maybe this show will be good, but I’m looking at his IMDb page and I can’t find anything I’ve liked since Spaceballs. And let’s be honest, Spaceballs wasn’t that great. Sorry, nerds, but it really wasn’t. And that was almost 35 years ago. Somebody who was born the day Spaceballs premiered will be eligible to run for president in 2024. That’s a long time to not be funny anymore.
It’s okay to just quit while you’re ahead. We love you, Mel. You made two or three of the funniest movies in the history of cinema, and you have nothing more to prove to us.
Besides, Shatner already beat you to “Jews in Spaaaaaaaace!”
I wrote that whole long thing about Halloween Kills yesterday, and I forgot to mention that David Gordon Green and Jason Blum were on Joe Bob Briggs’ show recently to talk about the movie. The great thing about doing a show on Shudder is that there are no time constraints, so Joe Bob really got down to the nitty-gritty with ‘em. I wasn’t thrilled with Halloween Kills, but Green and Blum are interesting, thoughtful guys, and Briggs knows everything about horror movies and quite a bit about some other stuff too.
I get Shudder via the AMC+ channel on Prime Video, and for my money it’s the best value in streaming. For $9 a month, you get live feeds of all the AMC channels, plus on-demand episodes of all the Walking Dead shows (if you still watch any of those, meh), as well as Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited. You get a ton of stuff, and Joe Bob alone is worth the price.
This looks fine, I guess, but… shouldn’t Batman be able to do a pushup?
But then, Michael Keaton isn’t the most physically intimidating guy in the world, and he was a fine Batman.
I mean is!
Yep, that’s Keaton’s voice. This is actually happening. Multiverses are the thing in superhero movies now.When the audience starts to lose interest in the brand you’ve been managing, you can just bring back all the old faces people recognize.
And no offense, but I do mean old faces. Michael Keaton is 70. He’s great, he’s always great in everything, and I dread seeing him in that hat again.When they announced Keaton would return to the role of Bruce Wayne, I figured it would be a Batman Beyond situation. He’d be the old guy with a cane, sitting around in the Batcave watching a monitor while the younger hero leaps into action. But they’re putting him back in the hat.
Please, please, please, let Marvel bring back Dolph Lundgren as the Punisher. He can fight the new Punisher and/or any of the various other Punishers. The people cry out for the Lundgren Punisher!
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Yeah, William Shatner is a Jew. You got a problem with that?
And other genre movies too. Just check out the Halloween multiverse. The series has been split off into four separate timelines and counting. If at first you don’t succeed, stab, stab again.
The story is that during the filming of Batman (1989), Keaton cracked up Jack Nicholson by noting: “We’re both wearing hats.”
I have to disagree with you about Mel Brooks getting back into writing and producing comedy. When Blazing Saddles came out I wrote a review for my college newspaper and said, "Watching a Mel Brooks movie is like standing in front of a firing squad. Not everything hits home, but it doesn't matter."
I didn't know Shatner was Jewish. TIL...
...anyway, you got the Papal infallibility thing wrong. He's only infallible when he speaks ex cathedra (which popes do very rarely for obvious reasons) on matters of faith and morals, which he didn't do here. Don't beat yourself up about it, it's a common mistake even among Catholics.