Just build the damn dam, Dan
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews is right. But very, very wrong:
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has declared that “dams don’t make it rain”, defending his government’s policy of refusing to increase the state’s water storage capacity as he announced more than $31.5m in drought relief funding for Victorian farmers.
As populations rise the need for dams rises. Not that difficult.
The ABC of cancel culture
A private school principal has been criticised for branding climate activist Greta Thunberg “a little girl with … mental problems” in a newsletter.
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Carson King – money raised and life ruined
Cancel culture may have finally jumped the shark after an Iowa newspaper decided to include in a profile of a local man raising money for charity two racist tweets he published at age 16.
On Tuesday, the Des Moines Register published a profile of Carson King, a 24-year-old security guard who achieved viral fame after he was spotted on ESPN’s College Gameday waving a sign that asked people to use the mobile payment app Venmo to send him beer money.
The TV coverage brought in $11,000, which King then announced he was donating to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. That declaration led to more donations, which prompted Beer company Anheuser-Busch and Venmo both to announce that they would match Carson’s donations to the hospital. Anheuser-Busch even said they’d gift King a year’s supply of beer, making him an Iowa legend. As of Tuesday evening, King reports raising over $1 million.
@CollegeGameDay @KirkHerbstreit @davidpollack47 @MariaTaylor @ESPNCFB I turned my gameday sign for @BuschBeer into a fundraiser for @UIchildrens. We’re at over $5,700.00! #ForTheKids @CycloneATH pic.twitter.com/NeSmj8rGm3
— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 16, 2019
In writing up this feel-good story, however, the Register decided to do some digging on King, eventually finding two, now-deleted, tweets from 2011—when King was 16 years old—that made racist jokes, one reportedly comparing black women to monkeys, another making a joke about black victims of the holocaust.
Then someone checked up on the reporter’s tweets. It doesn’t end well for the repoter – it never does. The left never learns.