Saturday, April 17, 2021

Scientists Create Human-Monkey Embryo

 

Great news! The first part-human, part-monkey embryo was recently created by scientists at the Salk Institute in California.  Despite the ethical concerns of many, researchers succeeded in growing human stem cells in monkey embryos to try and better understand how the cells communicate. The human stem cells, known for their ability to become different types of cells under the right conditions, were injected into macaque embryos in a petri dish. These embryos were monitored for approximately 20 days and were subsequently destroyed. Those against this kind of inter-species experimentation believe it could someday lead to the existence of "human-nonhuman" creatures.

 

Scientists call these hybrid embryos monkey-human chimeras.

 

In other words, “human-nonhuman tissue masses.”

 

Some would say: “Blending human cells with those of animals? What could go wrong? Why not see what can happen? The backward, Christian types that claim to have ‘ethical concerns’ regarding this advancement of science are just clinging ever tighter to their guns and their God. They’re probably just upset that educated progressives don’t believe in Genesis and the Garden of Eden. Or an all-powerful guy (of course it’s a male figure) in the sky. I mean, since there really is no God, why shouldn’t we act as one? If a creature we aren’t comfortable with ever does result from our experiments, we can just kill it anyway. So, what’s the problem?”

 

Me?  I admit I’m not entirely comfortable with the manipulation of DNA and genetic engineering. Isn’t transsexualism and transgenderism enough? Call me bananas if you will, but I don’t think it’s beneficial to man nor beast to monkey around with trans-speciesism.

 

You can fling poo at me for saying this, but we are all becoming naught but organ grinders monkeys to elites and experts everywhere.

                         

 

 
















 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Colleges Offering "Adulting" Courses

 

Colleges around the fruited plane are now offering classes that will teach students how to perform basic adult tasks. These “adulting” courses will show students how to properly do things such as wash and dry clothes, dress professionally, tie a tie, clean, cook, and pay bills on time. (Hint: pay your bills on time.) Some even attempt to illustrate proper etiquette when eating, a skill sorely lacking among most younger folks today. As you might have guessed, these “adulting” classes and workshops are being offered primarily at tech and trade schools and community colleges, not the elite Indoctrination Centers of the Ivy League, Big Ten, Pac 12 and the like. Which is too bad, as they are vastly more beneficial to the world at large than classes on intersectionality, critical race theory and gender studies.

It is hard to fathom, however, how we arrived at the point where even the most basic “skills” have to be taught outside of the family unit to young adults aged 18-22. Yet the need is apparently so great that Amazon even offers a 16-month “I Adulted!” calendar with more than 100 full color “Stickers for Grown-Ups” to mark such landmark achievements as “I wasn’t late!” and “I took a shower today!”

The calendar is available for just $9.99 (get a sticker if you “Paid for it Myself!”) and has thus far received a 4.8 out of 5 rating by reviewers. (“I Reviewed Something Online Today!”)

Perhaps you know someone from Generation Z who actually made his bed today, or a Millennial who washed her cereal bowl? Why let such magnificent daily accomplishments go unrewarded? Why not give them an “I Adulted!” calendar replete with the 100-plus colorful stickers?

Young adults, if you’ve cooked for yourself, emptied the litter box, or brushed your teeth today, don’t you want to give yourself some well-earned recognition? Sure you do!

So, go ahead and proudly post your virtue-signaling messages: “I changed my underwear!” “I knew how much change I was supposed to get back when paying for my latte!” “I wrote cursive!” “I was able to tell time on an old, non-digital, round-faced clock!” “I only played on my X-box for two hours today!” “I didn’t let my pants hang down to my thighs!” “I didn’t smoke a doobie today…well, not a whole one anyway!” “Like, I read something today!” “I’m 36 and I don’t live with my parents!”

Or maybe, “I learned about Cato and Cicero today!” Fat chance. But we can dream, can’t we?

 

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Media's Coverage Black And White

 

Talk about double standards and racism. If a black man with an extensive criminal record and a weapon in his possession is— necessarily or accidentally—killed by a police officer, the media goes nuts for days, weeks or even months on end. “White police officer guns down poor black man” they cry. Yet, when a white police officer guns down a short, unarmed white female who arguably was trespassing the media refuse to cover it. No mention of the victim’s race is allowed to be spoken, nor is the officer identified. Reports all agree that “the incident was justified.” Case closed. The science is settled.

 Ashli Babbitt is forever dead. And no one cares.

              Conversely, the offending officer in the first case is not only identified, but occasionally has his or her place of residence and personal information disclosed.

              The media, a.k.a. “the enemy of the people,” fiendishly fans the flames of racial hatred to get ratings and advance the leftist narrative and agenda. Tragically, this works, because most Americans are tolerant, empathetic, emotional and ignorant.

              A couple of months ago, Los Angeles-based Skeptic magazine published a survey showing that roughly half of self-described liberal or very liberal respondents believe that 1,000 or more “unarmed black men” are killed by police each year. Over one-third of those respondents believe that the number could be 10,000 or more. Similarly, when people were asked what percentage of those killed by police were black, every group overstated the reality by a factor of 2-4.

              In reality, a total of 18 “unarmed” black people were killed by police in 2020 and 13 in 2019, according to the very liberal Washington Post’s database on police shootings. And several of those were likely not “unarmed.” Moreover, the number of white people fatally shot by police is probably higher on a per capita basis than the number of blacks.  

              The number of black-on-black homicides, however, is astronomical. But no one wants to talk about that, in fact it is verboten to do so in “progressive” company.

              If black lives truly mattered to progressives, this would not be the case.

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CNN's Jim Acosta Takes Virtue Signaling To A New Level

 

CNN's Jim Acosta recently tweeted out a picture of himself receiving a shot of a coronavirus vaccine, but it clearly wasn’t a spontaneous gesture. The always unsubtle Acosta went for virtue-signaling and self-congratulation in an epic and almost unprecedented way. Incredibly, CNN’s Chief Domestic Correspondent (CDC?) and Newsroom Saturday and Sunday anchor wore a T-shirt listing his 2020 journalistic exploits  to receive his COVID-19 vaccine…and made sure it was clearly readable in his tweet.

The shirt stated: "In 2020, I covered the impeachment trial & a caucus night (that lasted a week) & the primaries & the covid pandemic & the economic crash & the racial justice protests & Lafayette Square & so many rallies & the death of RBG (Justice Rush Bader Ginsburg) & the president's 1AM coronavirus diagnosis & a Supreme Court confirmation & an election night (that lasted a week) & things by tweet & the recounts & the presidential transition & I have a commemorative shirt to prove it."

The man actually virtue-signaled his virtue-signaling. Acosta accompanied the picture with the message, "Just the shot in the arm I needed. The latest studies show the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective. Please do your part to end this pandemic. Get your shot!"

Maybe everyone who gets vaccinated should put that fact on their shirts, like an “I voted” sticker writ large. In fact, if Democrats have their way, anyone who wishes to vote might have to get vaccinated. So the shirts could read, “I got vaccinated and I voted!”

One might think that, since Democrats don’t believe people should even have to produce an I.D. to vote, it might be hard for them to explain why they would insist that people acquiesce to a government-mandated injection of an unvetted and potentially harmful foreign substance into their bodies to do so.

Except for the fact that so many Americans are the product of Big Academia’s indoctrination centers and the fake news media and appear to be as docile and undiscerning as sheep.

Maybe Acosta is on to something. Who wouldn’t like to read what Donald Trump’s T-shirt would, ahem, trumpet? Or compare Acosta’s shirt to one that George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could have produced. George first: “I helped defeat the largest military on Earth with a ragtag bunch of militia, some of whom had no shoes..and without a navy…in a war that went on for 8 years & founded a nation & became its first president & declined to be king &…” Abe next: “I saved the Union that George founded & emancipated the slaves &…

Perhaps each of us should put our daily accomplishments on our shirts for all to see. Mine might read something like: “I worked hard today & then went to the store for groceries & then came home and replaced a burnt-out light bulb & ate dinner with my family & asked the kids how their day was & turned on the television but that clown Acosta was on so I quickly changed the channel & then I wrote this post & finally went to bed.

Should there ever be a vaccine effective in preventing the spread of stupidity, ego-centrism and vapidity, I might be all for it. It might be just the shot in the arm this country needs.

Unfortunately, it’s too late for those in the media like Mr. Acosta and in government like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Masking Our Humanity

 

Recent NPR and Yahoo!News articles addressed the supposed “debate” over whether Americans should continue to wear masks, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, in perpetuity, until the sun expires.

The NPR article touched on the fact that it appears illnesses other than COVID-19 have been less prevalent since mask wearing was mandated in most areas of the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. This shouldn’t be a surprise, though it has little or nothing to do with mask wearing. People have been locked down, prevented from going outside and mingling with other humans or even going to their workplaces for longer than the mask mandates have been in effect. Additionally, people have been urged to wash their hands longer and more frequently than most ever did before and to avoid touching their mouth, eyes, nose and ears with their hands. Moreover, everything in every retail outlet and office setting— virtually every public and private space really-- has been disinfected countless times every day and hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available everywhere.

The Yahoo!News article was headlined “Should we keep wearing masks after the pandemic ends?” even though not one of the U.S. experts cited advocated for regular mask wearing to outlast the pandemic. In fact, one of the “experts” strongly recommended against continued mask wearing, saying that the drawbacks and risks of so doing, including “annoyance, stunted communication, acne” and the likelihood that “even small amounts of microplastic inhalation” could be detrimental to one’s health, outweigh any possible benefit.

It is hard to fathom that there is any kind of serious debate about perpetual mask wearing. Is permanently giving up our humanity worth the remote possibility that we may catch fewer colds and contract fewer other illnesses? Shall we remain faceless and afraid forever? If so, what will this do to future generations, the development of their brains, outlook, and social skills? It will literally alter what it means to be human. Instead of seeing ourselves as being created in God’s image, we will see ourselves chiefly as potential virus transmitters, spreaders of disease, and objects to be avoided.

Think of the time you first saw your baby smile. The time your spouse first told you he or she loved you. The look on your child’s face after he or she scored the winning goal.

Would Rick and Ilsa’s scenes in “Casablanca” have been just as poignant if they had both been wearing masks?

Would Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” painting be just as impactful if she had been wearing a facial diaper? And, if his subjects were wearing a mask, would it have altered our perception of “The last Supper?”

What would Jesus say?

Not that we would hear Him through His mask.

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

President Biden, Vaccines, And The Fourth Of July

 

President Biden recently said that Americans who get vaccinated may well be able to celebrate the Fourth of July, America’s most inclusive and patriotic holiday, in their backyards with a small group of people. He will allow us to do this? He and Kamala and Dr. Fauci? Those of us who’ve been vaccinated would sure like to thank the old massa! Getting together with a few other people in our own backyards to celebrate our amazing freedoms! One question, though: does it have to be our backyards or can we gather in front, too? Did He issue an Executive Order pertaining to this? Too bad the unvaccinated won’t be able to celebrate the Fourth this year (and probably any year), but, hey, its their own damn fault, right? I mean, who in their right mind refuses a government mandate to have an essentially unvetted foreign substance injected into their bloodstream? That is almost tantamount to insurrection, is it not? Dare I even say “treason?” Who knows what’s better for your body, your own person, than the federal government and the Deep State?

I profess I don’t know much about history—I’m no Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Adam Schiff or Cher—but I’m pretty certain that the Continental Army units that fought…I believe it was the British, right?... were able to do so because they had all been vaccinated against flu and malaria, so it was safe to be around each other. And the founders could get together for the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention because they were all vaccinated, too. (I don’t know if they all wore masks and observed proper social distancing guidelines, but I’m guessing they did).  

So, you can see that we wouldn’t even have the freedoms we enjoy today-- and may get to celebrate on July Fourth-- if it wasn’t for vaccines and our ancestors caution, prudence and observance of experts’ advice. You should have thought about that when you were tempted to complain about lockdowns, “nonessential” jobs, mask mandates, travel restrictions, strict limits on wedding and funeral attendance and such like.

Thanks to President Biden, this year we can go out into our own yards and celebrate the Fourth of July with a handful of family, friends or neighbors this year…if we have been duly vaccinated.

That should make anyone reflect on our freedoms, how they were obtained, and where they come from.

Anyway, I hope you have a happy Fourth of July! Just remember-- sparklers are dangerous, keep at least six feet away from anyone else, wear a mask (or two), and make sure to ask everyone if they’ve been vaccinated before allowing them to gather with you!

Here’s to the land of the free and the home of the brave!

 

 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Dead People's Voting Rights Being Trampled Democrats Say

 

Democrats are hoping to force through Bill HR-1, a piece of legislation that would change the United States forever and effectively make it a one-party state. HR-1 is bloated with blatantly biased federal mandates– bans on voter ID laws, prohibitions on cleaning voter rolls, requirements to accept late mail ballots and 700-plus additional pages of prescriptions and proscriptions designed to destroy republicanism and make the nation more closely resemble the erstwhile Soviet Union.

Some Democratic witnesses and apologists, when asked about cleaning up voter roles and eliminating fraud in the context of HR-1, essentially reply that it would be unethical to do so. Yes, we should not interfere with dead people’s natural and unalienable right to vote. Only with living, straight, white males’ right to vote!

The Founders extolled the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But, they were white males, so what did they know? Besides, say progressives, “We don’t believe in that God guy. We’re not that fond of life, either. But depriving ‘deplorables’ of their liberty gives us happiness. And we are better than them, so there!”

So, if you are dead, underage, or in the country illegally, get ready to vote. Early and often.

Ain’t democracy grand?!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Portland Board Of Education Director Says Tree Might Be Racist

 

               A Portland high school, recently renamed in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning African American journalist Ida B. Wells in the interest of wokeness, is also expunging “Trojans” as the schools nickname and mascot. Racist, you know. Non-inclusive.

              Unfortunately, the school hit a snag when deciding on a new nickname and mascot. A survey conducted in February resulted in “Evergreen” being the favorite to replace “Trojan.” However, the final vote on the new identity was delayed after a board member complained that an evergreen tree might have—you guessed it-- racist connotations. Yes, Portland Public Schools Board of Education Director Michelle DePass expressed concern over an evergreen tree’s potential links to the lynching of African Americans in the early 20th century, as some were hung from…trees.

 Why do you think they call them “white” pines?!

Other tree species are called “white” birch and “white” oak. The racism never ends.

But if trees, though inert and incapable of thought, are racist simply because some people utilized them to harm other people, then literally everything is racist. Except that, if literally everything is racist, nothing is racist.

Restaurants are racist, because some in the past didn’t serve Blacks. Businesses are racist, because in the early 20th century, some hung out signs saying, “”Irish need not apply.” Drinking fountains are racist because, in the same time period, African Americans were not allowed to drink from many of them.

Blaming the object-- whether in lieu of or addition to the person responsible for a given behavior—is a clear sign of insanity, ignorance, or a sinister agenda. This is what leftists do with guns. Yet they never blame spoons for obesity or pencils for misspelled words.

Some folks clearly are racist, however. Those on the left and in the mainstream media who reflexively blame Trump and his supporters for anything and everything and who think saying—and believing—that “All Lives Matter” is a form of racism… are themselves blatantly racist, intolerant, bigoted, close-minded and exclusionary.

As are those who blame a tree…yet refuse to take a good, hard, look in the mirror.

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Trans-clusion

 

McIver’s Ladies Baths is was a swimming pool for women only in the Sydney suburb of Coogee, on Australia’s East Coast. McIver’s recently issued a policy banning “trans women” from the pool, predictably causing an outcry from enraged leftists. Just as predictably, McIver’s turtled and rescinded the policy, and even deleted its Facebook page and website, apparently out of sheer terror. The baths had been used as a women’s bathing sanctuary since the 1870s.

Nonetheless, a “swim-in for trans inclusion” was held at the (formerly) women-only swimming pool on January 17th.  Scores of people from the LGBTQIIA+ community joined a few cis swimmers in “defying” the retracted policy and celebrating transgender pride and solidarity. Some protestors held signs simply reading “Let them swim.”

Janet Anderson, who started the viral LetThemSwim hashtag on social media in response to McIver’s attempted exclusion of trans women, said in a statement prior to the protest: “It’s time for women’s spaces to start advocating for ALL women. No woman left behind.” Not even women that are men.

Co-organizer Charlie Murphy noted: “We have seen a massive outpouring of community support for transgender people. The council has received thousands of comments, and more than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for the pool to adopt an openly trans-inclusive policy.”

He added, “Gender should not be determined by what’s in your pants.”

Yes, it is crazy to “assign” gender on the basis of inalienable, binary, naturally immutable physical characteristics. Physical characteristics have no bearing on gender or species determination, right? It is impossible, therefore, to determine the gender, sex, age, or species of any given living organism…at least until we hear from he/she/they/it what it wishes to be.

If “gender should not be determined by what’s in your pants,” race should not be determined by the color of one’s skin and intelligence should not be determined by what’s in one’s mind/brain/head. If physical attributes are utterly moot and unrelated to one’s identity, then we have no right to “label” a giant African or Indian mammal with huge floppy ears, two long tusks, and an enormous trunk extending from its face an “elephant.”

Personally, I identify as a golden retriever. “That’s why I’m taking a dump and peeing in my yard, officer, though the neighbor kids are swimming in their pool 30 feet away. You can’t cite me for that. This is my bathroom, you trans-species-a-phobic bastard!”  

              Next, I may identify as your wife’s husband, therefore I should be able to sleep with her whenever I want…unless, of course, you are an intolerant bigot.

              Or perhaps I will identify as a progressive commentator so I can make inane and slanderous comments without fear of reprisal, while accusing my opponents of doing exactly that.

Better yet, I think I am a “doctor.” And president of the United States. I am Dr. President. But I am non-binary, so I’m also First Lady!  

 

Remember, we all must follow the science. Correct?

 

 

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Major League Baseball All-Star Game 2021

 

July 13, 2021

Coors Field

Denver, Colorado

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

 

Public Address Announcer: “Welcome to everyone in attendance tonight. Even though the stadium isn’t at full capacity and we are all socially distanced I know it will be an exciting, fun and rewarding evening. We are only about 10 minutes away from the ceremonial first pitch, so a few friendly reminders. If you know anyone who hasn’t picked up their tickets at the will-call window yet, they will be held until the end of the second inning. Remind them that a valid, current picture I.D. is required to claim their tickets. And, fans, one of you, who will be drawn at random tonight during the fifth inning, will win a pair of tickets to the 2022 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Proper identification is required to claim the prize, but no I.D. whatsoever is required to vote for the 2022 All-Stars. Vote early and often, just like you would for president of the United States! Ha, ha, just kidding! Also, beer is available at the concession stands ringing the concourse. A current, valid driver’s license or other government issued picture I.D. is required for each and every purchase, no exceptions! We urge you to drink responsibly, because Colorado Cares and so does Coors! Remember, ‘when the mountains turn blue, the state does, too!’ Well, baseball fans, it’s almost time for the first pitch I mentioned a moment ago. Tonight, we are actually going to have two first pitches, one thrown by Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian and the other by James Quincey, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who remind you all to ‘Keep Climbing’ and ‘Taste the Feeling!’ Let’s play ball!”