Patterico's Pontifications

11/23/2019

Weekend Open Thread

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:19 am



[guest post by Dana]

Feel free to talk about anything you think is newsworthy or might interest readers.

I’ll start.

First news item: Elizabeth Warren has been accused of lying about sending her children to public school:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a voter that her children attended public schools despite reporting that claims otherwise.

The 2020 Democrat was confronted by a woman after her Atlanta, Georgia, campaign rally Thursday night who was concerned about school choice. The woman, identified as Sarah Carpenter, referenced reports that Warren’s children attended private schools.

In footage obtained by the Reason Foundation’s director of school choice and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Corey DeAngelis, the woman told Warren, “We want the same choice that you had for your kids because I read that your children went to private school.”

Warren denied the reports, saying, “No, my children went to public schools.”

Second news item: Power mongers in race for even more access to the levers of power, willing to ignore the law:

Third news item: The epic fail of modern culture summed up in one tweet:

Fourth news item: In spite of his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, Elon Musk is still worth $20 billion:

The bad news just gets worse for Elon Musk, whose design chief smashed what was described as a bulletproof, unbreakable window at the unveiling of Tesla’s cyber truck this week. “It is literally bulletproof to a 9mm handgun,” Musk said as Franz von Holzhausen smashed a metal ball into the driver’s side window, shattering it. “It didn’t go through, that’s the plus side,” he then quipped as von Holzhausen tried it again, causing a second shatter. Forbes reports that fail sent shares in Tesla plummeting 6 percent, sinking Musk’s net worth by $768 million in a single day.

Fifth news item: Why faith?:

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.

Have a great weekend.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana


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