Monday, November 30, 2020

Sesame Street Airs Anti-Racism Special

 

The iconic public television children’s show Sesame Street is airing a 30-minute special aimed at teaching children (and families) how to be “anti-racist.” The special helpfully defines “racism” for its young audiences and urges kids to call out others who they suspect of being racist. That will help bring the country together! We desperately need four and five-year-old children running around hurling accusations at others.

“You’re racist, Jimmy!”

“No, you are, Johnny!”

Am not, but your dad is! And he’s homophobic, Islamophobic and sexist, too! And your mom is a slut! So there!”

The half-hour “anti-racist” TV special, entitled, “The Power of We,” is streaming on HBO Max and PBS Kids, and first aired on PBS stations on October 15.

In one skit, a white Muppet tells a Black Muppet that he can’t dress up like a superhero because superheroes can only be white. Of course. The Black Muppet nonetheless courageously refuses to stop playing superheroes, averring that they can come in all colors. The white Muppet proceeds to apologize and the message “Racism hurts and it’s wrong,” is delivered. (And then the Black Muppet tells the white Muppet that only whites can be racist. Just kidding, but that’s what’s happening in real life.)

In another vapid vignette, Tamir, a Black 8-year-old Muppet, sings a song entitled, “How Do You Know?” The song’s lyrics include, “Hey, Elmo, how would you feel if I said, ‘I don’t like you ’cause I don’t like the color red?'”

 Elmo replies by singing back to Tamir, “Elmo wouldn’t care what you said ’cause Elmo is proud, proud to be red!” (Would they let him say, “Elmo is proud, proud to be conservative!?)

In yet another nod to political correctness and group-think, all the puppet Muppets wear masks during the special. (It’s essential that one piece of cloth wear another, I guess.)

But that’s not all. Viewers are offered tips for helping their communities fight racism, using tools like chalk drawings and sing-a-long songs. These should work wonders!

And there’s more. Sesame Workshop offers online resources for parents to help guide racial conversations with their child, including suggestions for talking, singing, and even breathing together! With masks on, of course…and observing proper social distancing guidelines! Feel good yet?

If the special were to be true to today’s values, however, it would show Elmo demanding red-only safe spaces, Tamir pleading for reparations, Big Bird decrying habitat loss and sizeism, Bert & Ernie leading a gay PRIDE! Parade, Miss Piggy decrying ubiquitous misogyny, and Kermit the Frog ceaselessly whining about how hard it is to be a green amphibian in this country, due to systemic racism and speciesism. All characters would appear at the end of the show to “figuratively join hands in taking a stand against racism,” while ritually chanting “All colors are good. Except orange. Orange Man Bad!”

We would expect nothing less from PBS, the Progressive Broadcasting System.

 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Biden-Harris Era "Logic"

 

Biden-Harris Era “Logic” (An Update Of An Old Post Of Mine):

 

Bad/Non-Essential:                          Good/Essential:

Christian Churches                            Abortion Clinics

Restaurants, Exercise Clubs              Marijuana Dispensaries, Strip Clubs

Main Street                                        Wall Street

Small Businesses                               Big Tech, Big Businesses

Bigger People                                    Bigger Government

Thanksgiving                                    Anger/Entitlement

Small Family Gatherings                  Massive Violent Demonstrations

Truth-Telling                                     Hoax-Peddling

Intolerance                         Intolerance Of Those Deemed Intolerant By The Tolerant

Discrimination Against Minorities       Discrimination Against The Majority

The Founders                                   Antifa, BLM

Capitalism                                        Socialism

 Song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside     Song, “W.A.P.” (Wet-Ass Pussy)

America First                                   Any Other Country First

President Trump                              Chinese Communist Party

“MAGA”                                         “America Was Never That Great”

1776                                                 The 1619 Project

Invasive Species                              Illegal Aliens

Free Speech                                     Penalties For “Misgendering” Someone

Desegregation To Fight Racism      Resegregation To Fight Racism

Reality                                             Virtual Reality

Smoking Cigarettes                         Smoking Pot

Morality                                           Immorality

Pants                                                Facial Masks

Individualism                                  Group Think

Logic                                               Indoctrination

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Great Lies In Recorded History

 

Great lies in recorded history:

*“You must have misheard Him. Go on, Eve, take a bite. It won’t hurt you. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

*“The check is in the mail.”

*“I only get Playboy for the articles.”

*“If you martyr yourself fighting the Infidel, you will be granted 72 virgins in Paradise!”

*“Was I looking at that girl over there in the red string bikini? Of course not, honey! You know I only have eyes for you!”

* “All Germany wants is Austria. And the Sudetenland. That’s all. Well, maybe the rest of Czechoslovakia, too. But that is absolutely it. Promise.”

*“Due to overpopulation, there will be mass starvation events by the 1970s and 1980s.”

*“Have we placed ICBM missiles in Cuba? Nyet! We have only given them little defensive weapons!”

*“Is there a problem in Chernobyl? Nyet! Nothing to see there. Everything is good!”

*“Global cooling will have devastating, possibly irreversible effects on the planet by the 1990s.”

*“Global warming will have devastating, possibly irreversible effects on the planet by 2000.”

*“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time. Never! These allegations are false!”

*“I lost in part because of the much talked about Macedonian content farms.”

*“Sorry I’m late, but we were pinned down by sniper fire. We had to run with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

*“We were in some helicopters. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47.”

*“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”

*“We’ve got, what, 11 years, maybe, to  reach a point where we’ve cut our emissions in half.”

*“The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”

*“Two weeks to flatten the curve. That’s all we need.”

*”We have no alternative but to institute/continue lockdowns for the good of all. We must follow the science.”

*“I will be the president of all Americans, fighting just as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as those who did.”

*“There is no evidence of voter fraud.”

*”Trump’s voter fraud claims are baseless. And classless.”

 

 

 

A Guide to Staying Safe from COVID From the Babylon Bee

     From the good people at the Babylon Bee: a guide to staying safe this holiday season.


         

Friday, November 27, 2020

Do As You're Told

 

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci recently noted that we Americans tend to have an “independent spirit,” but quickly pivoted to tell us “but now is the time to do what you’re told.” So, do what you’re told. Period. No questions, no backtalk.

In truth, Fauci needn’t have worried. Americans have been doing what they’ve been told to do since the “pandemic” was first declared. We have been masked up and locked down for eight long months now. Many of us have been told our jobs aren’t “essential.” Consider that phrase for a moment. We have stayed inside, not gone out to eat or drink, passed up traveling, declined to have “minor” surgery or even go to our doctors for a checkup. We have seen our kids be deprived of in-school education and their proms and graduation ceremonies without complaining or asking for our money back. We have postponed our weddings or scaled them back to very small celebrations as we have been told to do. We have been deprived of seeing our parents and grandparents in their assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as they have been deprived of seeing us. And this has figuratively “killed” many of us, and literally killed many of them. Which is doubly sad, because their funeral attendance has been limited to only a handful of their closest family members.

Yet we’ve complied. We’ve done what we have been told to do. Based on the large number of people I see driving alone in their cars every day while wearing a mask, some of us apparently enjoy being told/forced to do things by those in power. I guess that explains the popularity of Dominatrixes. As Dennis Prager has observed, it appears more people like being taken care of than value freedom.

King George III told the colonists in the late 18th century to do what they were told…via the Stamp Act, The Intolerable Acts, etc., etc. They didn’t comply with his wishes, to the benefit of all mankind.

Hitler essentially told the German people in the 1930s to do what they were told, much as Stalin told Russians to do what they were told in the 1920s and into the 1950s. That’s what tyrants do. Much to the detriment of all mankind.

Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and we are merely players.” That may be true—and is okay in a divine sense. What is not okay is to allow tyrants to make us pawns, as this deprives us of our humanity, the rights granted to us by our Creator. Americans, of all people, should know that…should recognize that in their marrow.

That the vast left-wing conspiracy’s successful coup was “mostly bloodless” makes it even sadder. The Founders would not have tolerated this. They would not have rolled over so meekly, been so willing to obey the edicts of petty statists and faceless bureaucrats who had nothing but contempt for them. They would not have done…and did not do… what they were told to do.

In fact, Thomas Jefferson declared to all the world that our rights are granted by our Creator. He is considered by many to have been the most erudite, genteel and docile of the Founders. Yet he also stated: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Tyrants proved him right then, and they are proving him right again today.

Leftists, the same people who have tried to discredit Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the Founders, have celebrated and touted Dr. Fauci as an expert beyond reproach.

The choice is ours. We can do what Dr. Fauci tells us to do.

Or we can do as the Founders did.

How To Steal An Election: Part I

                                Masked up and blocked out. 

    Onlookers being prevented from observing ballot processing in Detroit, Michigan. Transparency? 

    See no evil. Democracy Dies in Darkness. 


           

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Progressives Attacking Thanksgiving, Too

 

There has been a lot of talk among campus progressives in recent years about the need to “decolonize” Thanksgiving. For example, the University of Oregon held an event titled “Thanks, But No Thanks-giving,” the description of which read in part: “Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe.” Sure. Show me a family that doesn’t gather around the dining room table with bowed heads saying, “We thank Thee for the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe. Let us celebrate!”

The Huffington Post recently suggested that Thanksgiving be cancelled due to its large carbon footprint.

Ironically, the coddled and entitled, like many students and professors on college campuses, are often the least grateful. Those who seem to have everything are often the least thankful. Rich, spoiled Hollywood types foam at the mouth (when they’re not stuffing it with caviar and expensive champagne), railing against Trump and his supporters and/or a laundry list of supposed “systemic” injustices inherent to the country that has allowed them to get rich pretending to be someone they’re not. Meanwhile, those in “flyover country” with comparatively little are often deeply thankful for what they do have, and grateful to be living in the United States of America.

Leftists in entertainment and media tend to angrily rant. Democratic-Socialists demonize America, her founding principles, traditions and success. Antifa and BLM thugs take to the streets to loot and destroy. They, literally, trash the country. Meanwhile conservatives tend to devoutly appreciate much of what came before them-- as well as what they have now. And they pick up the trash. Their own and what progressives leave behind.

Many tenured professors at “elite” universities and so-called “journalists” at “elite” media outlets smugly denigrate the very society that afforded them the platform to reflexively denounce it… while many military veterans past and present were and are thankful for the freedoms—and the nation-- they fought for despite the immense sacrifices they made.

Decade after decade, it seems the better off we’ve gotten, the less religious and appreciative we’ve become. Our material wealth has not led to spiritual wealth. In fact, it appears to have led to a certain Sodom and Gomorrah-like moral poverty. Memo to elites: this is not “sophistication,” but ennui, a sad and ironic sickness of the soul. And it has ultimately led us to where we are now: the most powerful nation on Earth appears to have lost its soul. It is said that Rome finally fell when its citizens forgot what it meant to be Roman. Too many of us residing in this country have forgotten what it means to be an American.

The smartest people realize how little they know. (This makes clear the ignorance of many of our arrogant elites.) However, the luckiest people realize how lucky they are.

Though times are tough at the moment, in large part due to our power-hungry elitist leaders, perhaps we should look around, bow our heads, and give thanks that we have anything at all.

And rededicate ourselves to saving the last, best hope of Earth…no matter what it takes to do so.

             

A Thanksgiving Day Message From Your Governor/Mayor

   A Heartfelt Message From Your Governor/Mayor:  


       Happy Thanksgiving to everyone around the fruited plain! I know things are a little tough these days, what with the pandemic and all, but let's hope your turkey isn't tough, haha. Make sure to follow the mandates your betters   beloved leaders have laid out for you! If, for some reason, you feel you must observe Thanksgiving, do so only with the members of your own household, assuming there are six or fewer of them. Also, you must only gather outdoors. Sorry to those of you in northern climes! And you must maintain proper social distancing even then. (Unless you yourself are a beloved leader, in which case you can do whatever the hell you want.) And, most importantly, remember to pull down your facial mask only when taking a bite of food. You must then immediately pull the mask back over your mouth to finish chewing! Repeat as necessary! If you don't take these precautions...stick a fork in it...you and your family are as good as dead! And, this goes without saying, there is to be absolutely no traveling this holiday season! Well, gotta run. I have to hop a plane to Houston to see my family! So, again, happy Thanksgiving!


             


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Pennsylvania Gov. Bans Sale Of Alcohol On Thanksgiving Eve

 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has banned the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants across the state from 5 P.M. Wednesday, November 25th , until 8 A.M. Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. Wolf says the 15-hour prohibition is needed to protect Keystone State residents from the coronavirus.

“It turns out that the biggest day for drinking is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving,” cried Wolf. He added, “When people get together in that situation, it leads to an increase in the exchange of fluids. That leads to an increase in infection.”

So, it’s not enough for Gov. Wolf to impose indoor-- and outdoor-- mask mandates on the citizens of his state, nor to limit Thanksgiving Day gatherings to no more than a handful of people from a single household. Wolf now wants to dictate when/where/if people can “exchange fluids.”

The ban on alcohol sales on the busiest night of the year will be devastating to the small, independent bars, brewpubs and restaurants that are already hurting due to COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. And it is particularly hypocritical and bizarre considering Gov. Wolf has been pushing for the Quaker State’s General Assembly to pass legislation legalizing the widespread sale and use of recreational marijuana, with a portion of the revenue generated by legalization to be given to “historically disadvantaged businesses” and “to further restorative justice programs that give priority to repairing the harm done to crime victims and communities as a result of marijuana criminalization.”

It is unclear how a 15-hour Prohibition Era will diminish the spread of the coronavirus, unless Wolf thinks it’s spread by drinking Coronas. (Although it’s apparently okay to start quaffing them again at 8:01 A.M. Thanksgiving morning).

Many of the ongoing intrusive lockdowns, mandates, and other edicts and decrees affecting nearly all aspects of citizens’ lives, including their ability to make a living, are in violation of the First, Fourth-- and possibly Ninth and Tenth-- Amendments to the United States Constitution.

It is ironic that Independence Hall, the building where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted, is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ben Franklin, a long-time resident of the state, purportedly said: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” though some insist that the quote is inaccurate and that Franklin actually said something similar about wine. In any case, the Founders believed elected officials should be temporary public servants, in the truest and purest sense of the word, whose power should be derived directly from the people and be checked and limited in every respect. They would not have tolerated governors dictating decrees in the manner of King George III. They would not have tolerated a governor claiming to have the right and power to decide when/where/if citizens could “exchange fluids.”

History recalls the “Boston Tea Party,” colonists’ bold defiance and rejection of a relatively insignificant tax on tea. Perhaps Pennsylvanians should take part in a “Philadelphia Freedom Party” or “Pennsylvania Beer Bash” on Wednesday night. Maybe even show up outside the Governor’s mansion in Harrisburg and toast the esteemed gentleman. “Hooray for Wolf, hooray at last! Hooray for Wolf…he’s a horse’s ass!”

Just sayin’.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gov. Cuomo Bans Gatherings Of More Than 10 People For Thanksgiving

 

In response to the recent spread of the coronavirus, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all social gatherings in the state, including those in private homes, would be limited to a maximum of ten people. That the order is unconstitutional bothered him not at all.

Apparently, it did, however, bother some law enforcement officers, a number of whom have said they will not enforce Killer Cuomo’s decree. Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino was among them. Giardino stated via a Facebook post: “With regard to the Thanksgiving Executive Order, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will NOT be enforcing it against our County residents.” Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy, Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo shared Giardino’s sentiments, according to the New York Post.

“I can’t see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens’ driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they’ve purchased is for the public good,” Zurlo said in a recent news release. Sounds reasonable, neighborly and in keeping with American values.

But, this news didn’t sit well with Governor Death. Cuomo savaged any and all sheriffs in the Empire State who are opting out of his power play. He held a news conference in Albany at which he said, “I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce.” (Perhaps they want to limit themselves to enforcing the legal ones, A.C., not the ones infringing citizens’ basic rights). Cuomo told reporters that an executive order “is a law” and that the issue “has been litigated.” Cuomo, in a snit, went on to say: “There’s a law, and you have to enforce the law, or don’t call yourself a law enforcement officer.” In full tantrum mode, he added that the opinion of an officer about a law “doesn’t matter.” He would have been a perfect fit for the Third Reich, circa 1938.

The self-proclaimed “Lov Gov” said the attitude of the intransigent sheriffs “is, frankly, frightening to me as an individual, frightening to democracy. It’s arrogant, and it violates your constitutional duty.”

Wow. Talk about the pot calling the kettle Black!

Telling people they may be punished if they gather with their family and friends in their own homes to celebrate Thanksgiving is frightening to any reasonable, sentient being. The kind of arrogance it takes to issue that kind of an order is “frightening to democracy,” if anything could be. And, as previously mentioned, unconstitutional. As always, leftists project.

Cuomo’s absurd hypocrisy and sanctimoniousness is most apparent when you realize New York is a sanctuary state, New York City a sanctuary city. These entities blatantly defy federal law by welcoming and protecting illegal aliens, often providing them with undeserved benefits that even citizens don’t get and refuse to allow I.C.E. or any other federal agency to come near them. Maybe morons like Cuomo shouldn’t have the right to pick and choose which federal laws they will enforce. Governors (and mayors) like Cuomo certainly should not be able to renege on their sworn promise to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States without facing the consequences.

Instead, he will be presented with an Emmy award “In recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world.”

As someone once said: “Beam me up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life here.”