Saturday, June 30, 2018

Craven Images: The Descent Of The West

Western society is coming apart. Nowhere is this clearer than in its culture, and culture drives everything. It is the window to a nation’s soul. Compare, for example, the television shows of roughly 50 years ago to today’s offerings. Back then, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Father Knows Best, and Leave It to Beaver were popular, and broadly beloved by their many viewers.
Now, the most popular show on television features, as a significant plotline, a brother and sister who have sex. G.O.T. incest?  No longer do we believe in big things like “bonanzas,” no longer do we see a limitless West, no longer do we identify with Westerns. We have lost our virility, figuratively and literally, as evidenced by declining fertility rates and sperm counts. Gunsmoke couldn’t be made today. None of the main characters were gay or transgender…and it featured guns! Father Knows Best would be considered a hate crime today, #MeToo. Leave it to Beaver would be a lesbian porno documentary.
            Things that were unthinkable just a few years ago are now mainstream. Homosexuality was first to come off the list of mental disorders, soon to be followed by gender dysphoria. Today, gay marriage is fully sanctioned and sanctified, the law of the land. Men who prefer to identify as women are allowed in women’s restrooms and locker rooms. Progressives don’t care if 95% of the population is made extremely uncomfortable by this, so long as they are accommodated. We are evermore detached from reality in ways incomprehensible to a rational person. Every gay, lesbian, or bisexual man, woman, child, or person of indeterminate age and/or gender is immensely proud of their little sexuality subset, but equally indignant about those dastardly straight, white, Christian males. False idols are worshipped, as graven images come down. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé are put on pedestals, while statues of Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee are removed.
            Progressives disdain science when it is demonstrable fact, as in the existence of two sexes, but worship “science,” as in the recognition of global warming, though the data and statistical analysis is all over the board, anything but settled, much like the weather has always been going back to the beginning of time.
            Yet, on the flip side, Islam is ascendant. Far fewer Americans identify as Christians or attend church religiously than did a couple of decades ago. As more and more Catholic and Protestant churches close, more and more Mosques are being built.
            We have taken the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule and prayer out of public schools and arenas and replaced them with Rap music and gender fluidity.
And so, in Florida recently, five people—four minors and an adult-- taunted a man as he was drowning in a pond. They didn’t try to help him. They were too busy mocking him and recording a video of his struggles. The onlookers shouted things like, “We not gonna help your ass!” and “Ain’t nobody’s gonna help you, you dumb bitch! You shouldn’t of got in there!” The man cried out before his head went under for the last time and the life went out of him forever. The chroniclers were amused. One said, “He just died!” through his laughter. Another said, “Yeah, he dead, but he gone. RIP!”
The left has become unhinged. Society has been stripped of its underpinnings. We are unmoored, adrift in a sea of meaninglessness and ennui. For many, a cowardly unease has set in. We have allowed tolerance and good will to overwhelm dignity, sanity, and self-control. All that is—or has ever been—needed for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. We in the West are very close to losing it all.
            Every day, every year, conservatives cringe and bear it. Culture moves in only one direction, no matter who is in power. Radical leftists—socialists—have wrested control of the Democratic Party. Anyone that supports traditional values is now openly mocked, shouted down or silenced. Members of the Trump administration are harassed, verbally and physically assaulted in public spaces. We’ve gone from “Camelot” to asking--- on a daily basis—which members of the president’s team have been evicted or chased from what restaurant.

           Bizarrely, Western society no longer even believes in… itself.

We fiddle.

           Rome burns.

Friday, June 29, 2018

True Diversity

                If gender is moot and simply an option anyone can easily choose or select, why aren’t more women men? More specifically, why aren’t more women gay men? I mean, diversity is always good, right? This would greatly add to society’s diversity. As would more men becoming lesbian women. How cool would that be?! It’s the dawning of a New Age. In fact, it may be a re-dawning of The Age of Aquarius. That thought should make your hair stand up, and your memories of the musical Hair stand out. But, I’m not settling for a Fifth Dimension, baby, I’m looking for a Sixth Dimension. There are no limits, no rules, no constants! “Objective truth” is a lie created by reactionary squares, man! “Reality” is a mythical concept the CIA projected into people’s brains in order to control the masses! Isn’t it obvious?! Moon landing, my ass!
                I’ll be a woman when I damn well want to be, a man when it suits me, elderly if it means the tickets will be cheaper, but always young at heart. I will be a bisexual, transgender, polyamorous unicorn and fly around unhindered, educating the masses on tolerance and global warming! I will…….oh, crap…I think I’m coming down now. Bummer. That was a good trip.
                Objectively, wouldn’t true “diversity” have to encompass and embrace some things that aren’t very diverse at all? If not, wouldn’t it be a false diversity? A homogenous diversity, so to speak? And, that would be a moron’s oxymoron, would it not?
                I guess that’s why the left objects to words like “objective” and “truth.”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Socialist Conundrum

                As people get progressively more ignorant/less wise/dumber and/or spend more time on college campuses, socialism seems ever more attractive, despite the unbroken streak of staggering devastation it has left in its wake around the world, for centuries, without exception.
                In recent years, Venezuela, once the jewel and economic powerhouse of South America, has been utterly destroyed by socialism. A country with arguably the most oil reserves among all nations on earth has been shattered by socialists and their policies, left for dead, a repository of poverty, starvation, violence, death and broken dreams. And staggering quantities of oil.
                The socialist paradise suffered an inflation rate of 43,378 percent over the past year. It now takes 1 million bolivars to buy a cup of coffee in a Venezuelan café, according to Bloomberg. Unfortunately, that’s equal to one-fifth of Venezuela’s monthly minimum wage. Five million bolivars is the equivalent of $1.45 in American money, and is equal to a minimum-wage worker’s entire monthly salary. That means it takes 34,483 bolivars to match the spending power of one American…penny. It would require 68,966 bolivars to put one’s two cents worth in, a cliché probably unfamiliar to Venezuelans and one that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well, anyway. The country’s most common bank note is the 100-bolivar bill. It would only take 345 of these to equal one non-red cent. In America, where the inflation rate usually hovers around 4 percent, an average priced house in the heartland costs around $250,000. That would be most of a trillion bolivars.
                Yet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described “proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America,” just resoundingly won the Democratic congressional election in New York’s 14th district. Ocasio-Cortez is calling for the abolishment of ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency designated to protect the U.S. from human and drug trafficking and terrorism. She defeated long-time Congressman Joe Crowley, despite being outspent approximately 18-1.
                Incredibly, Millennials in the United States overwhelmingly support socialism over capitalism and supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in 2016. The “Democratic Socialists of America” organization is experiencing unprecedented membership growth. Therefore it is ironic that many of Venezuela’s failed socialist leaders have fled to Florida, to escape the destitution they have wrought in their homeland.
                No matter. Venezuela, the Democratic Socialists of America and its growing number of supporters turn their unseeing eyes to you. You too, Cuba, North Korea, and Laos. Perhaps someday the United States will give your nations a run for the money.    

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Professor Asks Men To Send Her Penis Pictures

                Missouri State University sociology professor Alicia Walker is asking men from all across the Fruited Plain to send her pictures of their genitalia. Strictly in the name of science, of course. (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink). She has embarked on a landmark study to determine if larger penises lead to greater self-esteem. The university’s Institutional Review Board has signed off on the research project, in which Walker asks participants to provide measurements of their penises when flaccid and erect, as well as accompanying photographic evidence.
                Walker sent an email to The College Fix stating: “The purpose is to investigate how men feel about their bodies in a culture where we place emphasis on size, including size of penises,” and added that the photographs are only required to verify “data validity and uniform measurement,” and ensure that “all participants are correctly using the bone press method.” I used to “read” Playboy purely to verify “data validity and uniform measurement.” I don’t know what the “bone press” method is, but it sounds vaguely painful, and I’m non-plussed she felt no need to explain what it entails, as if it’s standard operating procedure.
Volunteers have the option of being interviewed if they don’t wish to “share” pictures of their penises. This makes them sound like uncaring, evil Republicans who want to keep everything to themselves. Participants are assured of their privacy. Which is, obviously, of primary importance to anyone wanting to share pics of their dick and balls with a total stranger.
Lest you think this is a cockamamie study, Walker said it is already yielding results, and shared the following with The College Fix: “The men I’ve talked to thus far are in a great deal of distress because of how we view penis size at present. And how they feel is absolutely impacting their condom use, their willingness to even attempt to approach sexual partners, and even going to the doctor for a physical exam. Their physical health is actually impacted by how they feel about their penis. This isn’t a frivolous study.”
Concerned academic that she is, I’m sure she’ll be burning the midnight oil pouring over the data.
She’s convinced me. I, too, have long been interested in science…and people’s self-esteem. Therefore, I hereby announce my own study to aid in this effort, but I will come at the problem from the other direction. I will be trying to determine if larger women’s vaginas lead to lower self-esteem in men.
Ladies, send me measurements and pictures of your vaginal region.

Together we can make a difference!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"Welcome To Norway! The Land Of Chlamydia."

                An advertisement for condoms put out by the convenience store chain 7-Eleven has upset Norway’s tourist board with its blunt message about venereal disease, according to This is probably understandable as the ad reads, “Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia.” The poster also features a young Norwegian couple, dressed in traditional apparel, in front of snow-capped mountains and fjords.
                Stein Ove Rolland, Visit Norway marketing developer, told the newspaper Dagbladet: “(This) makes Norwegians seem like uncouth, lewd, sex-mad people,” adding, “as a depiction of Norway and Norwegians it is a disaster.”
                The ad is currently displayed at Oslo’s Central Station, and is one of the first sights tourists are likely to see upon arrival in the Land of the Midnight Fun Sun. It seems strange to me that a company would risk tarnishing an entire nation’s image to sell a few more prophylactics, but perhaps that’s just me.
                Tore Holte Follestad, on the other hand, thinks the ad is a grand idea. Follestad is assistant manager of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Sex og samfunn, or Sex and Society. He told Dagbladet that Norway’s own health authorities should run a similar campaign. He told the newspaper: “In 2016, over 26,000 cases of chlamydia were diagnosed in Norway and Norwegians are not good at using condoms.”
                Thea Kjendlie, 7-Eleven’s press spokesperson, told Dagbladet: “As with all slightly controversial campaigns, there have been both positive and negative reactions. So far, we have seen both types, which is expected when the aim is to get our young target audience to talk about the topic. It was not our intention to offend anyone with this campaign, but we do want to create engagement and awareness around this topic.” Slightly controversial?
                I myself have always been interested in marketing. Here are some other ad campaign slogans, from both private companies and government tourist bureaus, that have sparked controversy in recent years:

               “Welcome to Australia! You’ll love what we’ve got ‘down under!’”

   “Welcome to Germany! You’ll love our concentration of camps!”

   “Welcome to Italy! You’ll love our limp noodles!”

   “Welcome to France! You’ll love it, allahu akbar!”

   “Welcome to Canada, land of the loonie!”

   “Welcome to Venezuela, socialist paradise! Did you remember to bring your own toilet paper? Enjoy your stay!”

   “Welcome to the European Union! We’re a lot like North Africa!”

   “Welcome to China! We have more Wangs than most countries have people!”

   “Welcome to Vietnam! Our dongs are priceless!”

   “Welcome to Albania! Come for the Riviera, stay for the venereal disease!”

   “Welcome to England! We used to be something!”

   “Welcome to Russia! We’ve got our eyes on you!”

   “Welcome to Iran! Death to the capitalist running-dogs!”

   “Welcome to the United States! Don’t worry, we’ll pay for everything!”

Monday, June 25, 2018

Knife Control Part II

            Strict gun control hasn’t prevented London’s murder rate from skyrocketing in recent years. It’s almost as if there were some other reason for the soaring crime rate in the Swinging City.
Many of the recent attacks in (formerly Jolly-Olde) England’s capital city have been perpetrated with knives. That’s it! Knives must be to blame! Bring on knife control! (See my post of April 11, 2018, cleverly titled ‘Knife Control’).
Shockingly, knife control hasn’t slashed crime rates, either. Ergo, Judge Nicholas Madge recently suggested that Britons should round-off the tips of their large kitchen knives to reduce attacks. “Why do we need 8-inch or 10-inch kitchen knives with points?” the judge opined at his May 25th retirement ceremony. According to The Telegraph, he added, “Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8-inch or 10-inch knife? Rarely, if at all.” He actually called for a new measure to force knife manufacturers to round-off and dull their blades to help prevent murders.
 I think the “point” Judge Madge was trying to make is that he should have retired long ago.
Dulling knives and rounding-off their tips is not an effective crime-prevention measure.
In the classic board game Clue, there are six murder weapons: a candlestick, knife, lead pipe, revolver, rope and wrench. A newer version replaces the lead pipe and wrench with poison, a trophy, a bat, an axe, and a dumbbell. There are countless lethal weapons out there, and I’m not talking about the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover movies. The automobile, weed-whackers and hammers, among many other implements, can also be deadly. And what about chain-saws? The list goes on.
Should we replace 300-lb. test string on weed trimmers with 2-lb. test? Do we need a law to force candlestick manufacturers to make all their products out of, say, Styrofoam instead of metal? Should lead pipe now be made out of thin-gauge aluminum? Should ropes henceforth be made only from gossamer fibers instead of stout and durable strands of hemp or polyester? Perhaps the only wrenches legally available for purchase should be Fisher-Price’s “Baby’s First Wrench,” made of the lightest plastic, smooth and rounded?
In a destined-to-fail effort to reduce violent crime, liberals would limit manufacturers, make the jobs of chefs and plumbers much more difficult, mandate unkempt lawns and burst pipes, degrade romantic dinners and haunting movie sets, ruin rodeos, and adversely affect the lives of BDSM aficionados. And that’s just for starters.
The only effect these measures would have is to give criminals, i.e. evil, a leg up on law-abiding citizens. Don’t believe me? In England, where almost no one owns a gun and where regular folks may soon have to deal with dull and rounded knife blades and other impotent implements, 60% of burglaries are of homes in which people are present. In the U.S., where the majority of people in many areas own firearms, only 14% of occupied houses are targeted. A truly stunning difference.
If it wasn’t for wondrous inventions such as guns and knives, we would be sentenced to die if someone bigger, stronger, faster, and/or in better shape decided to attack us. If it wasn’t for these tools, and others like them, our ancestors would have had to sneak up on an antelope or other animal, wrestle it to the ground and pummel it with rocks or fists to render it incapacitated, then bend over and rip off its fur and pelt with their teeth until they got to the edible meat underneath, in order to avoid starvation. Not true? We shouldn’t be eating animals anyway, you say? Still, they couldn’t have even effectively harvested plants and vegetables without potentially dangerous tools.
Criminals don’t obey laws, or else they wouldn’t be criminals. Government’s single most important job is to protect its citizens. Passing laws that make it harder for decent folks to protect themselves doesn’t help solve the problem. It makes it worse. It is just pouring gas on the fire.
It is, in fact, itself a crime. Or it should be.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

White House Press Secretary Kicked Out Of Restaurant

                 White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was evicted from a Virginia restaurant recently because she works for President Trump, according to both Sanders and the restaurant’s owner. The owner of The Red Hen, a farm-to-table eatery in Lexington, said she kicked Sanders-- and seven of her family members-- out on “moral grounds.” Sanders confirmed the events on Twitter, saying: “Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
                Tragically, Ms. Sanders, that may no longer be the best way to deal with the increasingly hateful, unhinged, intolerant left.
                Sanders is just the latest member of the administration to be hounded out of a restaurant. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of an establishment in Washington, D.C., only days before Sanders was deported from her table at The Red Hen. A few weeks prior to that, Tomi Lahren, a conservative commentator, was forced to flee a rooftop restaurant in Minneapolis after deranged progressives harassed and swore at her.
               Notice that, in each of these instances, it was a woman who was abused and hounded out of the restaurant. Where is the outrage from women’s groups? Where is the #MeToo movement?


   Unfortunately, that shouldn’t be surprising. Just as most Democratic leaders don’t give a rat’s ass about black folks, progressive women’s groups aren’t really about women, per se. If blacks don’t all think alike and cotton to the party line, they are harassed, not celebrated… or even tolerated. As Justice Clarence Thomas, Kanye West, and many others could tell you. Similarly, if women don’t believe in abortion, big government, or that Republicans are evil, they are not authentic. They are despised.

  If you disagree with the left, you are not a person, you are a target.

  So, it has come to this: in today’s America you can be kicked out of a restaurant for the crime of being conservative. Or Republican. If that’s the case, then surely you could be kicked out of one for being a Democrat, an Independent, a Libertarian, black, a Jew, a lesbian, Catholic, a free-trader,  a businessman, or a thespian. For starters.
What’s next? Separate eateries based on your political views or personal beliefs? Segregation 2.0?
Food for thought.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Gender Gaps

                There has been much talk lately of the “gap” between the number of men and women in technology fields. Several people have been ostracized for saying that the gap might have something to do with men and women typically preferring different fields of endeavor or having different skill sets. A Google employee was fired for saying just that. Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has been taken to task over similar beliefs. Most recently, Stuart Reges, a professor at the University of Washington, provoked a furious and immediate backlash for having the temerity to tell The Seattle Times: “Men and women are different, and they make different choices.”
                Egads! Has the man no shame? What was he thinking? He probably wasn’t thinking at all, right?
                Prior to this, many progressives were concerned about the “gender-gap” in pay, or the unequal number of men and women in governorships, professional sports…or the mafia.

And now, some progressives are stewing over the genitalia “gap,” the fact that far more men than women sport penises. Obligingly, Dr. Iva Boner, professor of anatomy at the University of California-San Francisco, recently stuck his hand inside the beehive by saying that this gap likely exists because “Men and women are different.” He noted: “Virtually all men have penises, whereas virtually all women have vaginas. This gap would appear to be attributable to some sort of innate difference between men and women.”
Professor Boner was threatened with physical violence-- and kicked out of a restaurant-- for his intemperate remarks. The university promptly fired him and insists it will “sever all ties with those who hold bigoted and perverted views of this nature.” 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Repeal The Second Amendment?

                The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has suddenly come under attack from progressives, young kids, and other historically ignorant emoters. Schools, television programs, talk radio, and websites are filled with talk of—and debate about—gun control. “Should the Second Amendment be repealed” is a common question on social media and on sites such as
                I happened to stumble across a young woman’s answer to precisely that question recently.  She replied to the heretofore irrational question via Snapchat. This was her response…verbatim.
                “Yes, I’m for gun control, because personally, as a woman, one day I’d like to have as many rights as your guns do.” That is at once one of the funniest and saddest things I’ve ever heard spoken. So, you’re telling us that you’d like to wave your rights to citizenship? That you would prefer to be banned from 90% of all retail outlets and public places? That you’d like to be owned and considered property? In that case, perhaps, if you are petite enough, your owner could get a permit to carry you around…if you remained completely concealed.
   Oh, and, as a woman, you have the (federally-funded!) right to kill small people, something legal firearm owners frown upon, and for which anyone possessing a gun would be prosecuted.
                This type of comment reveals the sad state of our educational system, as well as the immense, systemic bias—and hypocrisy-- of the mainstream media and social media outlets. (The same media outlets that traffic in the most grotesque and graphic violence imaginable, from “if it bleeds, it leads,” to Grand Theft Auto and ISIS beheadings).
                Like lemmings towards a cliff, we are following our politically-correct progressive masters to our own demise. Repeal the Second Amendment? Why not? Colleges and universities have already effectively repealed the First Amendment. We have essentially “repealed” the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. Hell, we’re even trying to repeal history.
                Western nations are playing the world’s largest and most dangerous Jenga game, methodically removing each and every block comprising the foundations of their societies, while wondering why they are increasingly unstable.  This, in turn, puts the whole world in jeopardy.
                Most people have heard of the phrase, “A momentary lapse of reason.” It appears we have embarked on a permanent lapse of reason.
                And, where there is no reason, there can be no freedom.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

America's Newly Successful Totalitarians

                Long-time readers, and believe it or not I have a few, will know that I’ve never said/written anything like this, let alone to start a post: I would like you all to share and forward this post with every sane person you know.
                Kevin McHale, NBA legend and Turner Sports analyst, is being savaged on social media platforms for attending a rally for President Trump in Duluth. Sports radio host Henry Lake wrote, “If Kevin McHale actually showed up to Trump’s rally in Duluth today with everything that is happening now and what Trump’s done and stands for, yeah he’s cancelled.” WTF?! Who made you God? “Writer” Nathaniel Friedman tweeted that McHale “is extremely stupid for attending a public Trump event” and said that he should “never work in the NBA again.” Deadspin published an article headlined, “Celtics great Kevin McHale enjoys old feeling of being in an arena full of screaming bigots.” Filmmaker Adam Best chimed in with “Slap a scarlet letter on Kevin McHale and anybody else still supporting Trump after three years of this BS.”
                No one would have had aspersions cast their way for attending an Obama rally…or several. Would “journalists” and Hollywood types have called for the banning and disenfranchisement of an athlete for attending an Obama rally? A Truman or JFK rally? Even a Bill Clinton rally? Have we reached the point where any individual’s free speech rights, rights of association, First Amendment rights are overridden by group-think and intolerance? Yes, we have. America is no longer even a two-party nation if anyone associated with one of those parties can be routinely harassed, threatened and excommunicated.
                Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was dining in a Washington, D.C. restaurant recently when she was surrounded by a left-wing mob that screamed at her and eventually drove her from the restaurant. The press was in ecstasy reporting the story. One of the activists who chased Secretary Nielson out the door of the Mexican restaurant is, ironically, an employee of the so-called Department of Justice. Members of the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, including Allison Hrabar, the DOJ employee, were ostensibly upset about Trump administration policies regarding illegal immigrants, and took the opportunity to physically threaten her.
                According to The Washington Examiner, Hrabar is a paralegal specialist at the Justice Department, who claims her actions were “not part of her official work,” and that she was simply “exercising her First Amendment rights off the clock.”
                Is that not what Kevin McHale was doing?! And he doesn’t work in the federal government on the taxpayer’s dime. And he wasn’t illegally harassing anyone or disturbing the peace. Who knows if McHale even approves of the president or just showed up out of curiosity to hear what the leader of the free world had to say, especially since the rally took place very, very near where McHale grew up? The president was obviously going to address major issues of concern to local residents.
                Samantha Bee (“Full Frontal” host) cleverly mocked Secretary Nielson’s name, saying she was “fjull of shjit.” Get it? The unbelievably tolerant and inclusive progressives mock a woman for her Northern European name. They attack White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for her appearance, and Kellyanne Conway for being Kellyanne Conway. They lovingly embrace same sex marriage, abortion, bisexuality, polyamory, transgenderism, drug use, illegal border crossings, attacks on Christianity, etc., but apparently will not abide a Kirsten spelling her name with a “J,” a woman wearing a frock or…anyone thinking differently than they do.
                The batshit crazy progressives holding up signs saying “No Human Is Illegal” are equally inane and sickeningly hypocritical. They have no problem with a white American citizen being thrown in jail and therefore separated from his or her children if that person broke the law, but somehow believe non-citizens have overarching Constitutional rights. What’s more, they obviously don’t believe that Trump and his supporters are legal human beings.
                “No Human Is Illegal?” What about those leftists love to abort? Does abortion not separate a child from its parent(s)? What could possibly “separate a child from its parent(s)” more thoroughly, brutally, and finally than abortion? These are the questions an objective press would be asking far-left radicals.
                These human scum gleefully attack Trump and his supporters at every opportunity, yet support the mass-murder of babies, the obliteration of sacred marriage, the existence of 63—or whatever number of—genders, the mocking and desecrating of traditional morality and Christianity, the slander of the Founding Fathers, the classifying of Islam as “the Religion of Peace,” and a hundred other lies, all while virtue-signaling and considering themselves superior to both those that oppose them and those they purport to help. They believe nothing is immoral but the belief in morality.
                These would-be totalitarian f--kbags are human scum. Pure evil. Heinous in the extreme. There is no possibility of peace on Earth, no chance for the continuation of true freedom and liberty, and no hope for the future of mankind if they aren’t stopped. No matter what. We must fight back, or all is lost.
                The Founders did. And changed the world in ways that benefitted mankind beyond calculation.
                Sadly, I don’t believe that we will prove equally worthy. So many are scared of The Left. And that isn’t right.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Politics Of Politics

            Sadly, everything is politics now. You open the paper to the ‘A’ section, and it’s all politics, of course. The comics? Much of them are now political, too. We can thank Gary Trudeau and Doonesbury for that. The local section? Mostly politics. Opinion? Politics. The variety section? Lots of political blather. And now the sports section…politics. 
Nearly all of entertainment is politics and it’s much of what the entertainers themselves opine about. Television, movies, so-called comedians…mostly politics most of the time. Music, too, has gotten heavily politicized. Schools indoctrinate our kids from an early age on, until this reaches a staggering climax at colleges and universities, nearly every one of which is engaged in an unending orgy of leftist, anti-capitalist, mental masturbation.
Politics everywhere you turn, all dominated by the leftists that comprise the mainstream media, academia, and entertainment industries. Big Religion has completely lost its way, as well, altering or disowning any and all previous tenets and ethics. It has decided that, rather than acting as a moral beacon shepherding us toward the Pearly Gates and eternal life, it should simply tell us all two things: One, “If it feels good, we’ll bless it,” and two, “Rich, white businessmen are the source of the world’s woes and need to repent…and repay…pass the collection plate.”  Which leads us to…Big Business.
The largest companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and You-Tube, have also decided that all their customers need to be appraised of how ideologically pure they are, and how worried they are that many of their customers might actually be bigots, racists, homophobes and-the-like, unworthy of their peerless virtue.
And now the NFL and other sports leagues are getting in on the action. Protests, messages, and equally ignorant and arrogant exhibitionism are the order of the day. Players are attempting to grab the spotlight not by performing their craft at a high level, or even by coming up with goofier and goofier on-field “celebrations” of their incredible exploits, but by specifically targeting the playing of the National Anthem as the time to show off their political-correctness. 
People attend sporting events to be entertained, not to be hectored and lectured. There is no longer any place the average person can go to escape stress and get away from the issues of the day. Courtesy of those who disdain the red, white and blue. Ironically, as we have become more ignorant, we have projected politics into ever more areas of life.
  If an entertainer, a sports league, a college, a news outlet, or a church for that matter, could provide entertainment, education, or spiritual guidance free of oppressive political baggage, he/she or it would likely be extremely successful, indeed.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dumb And Dummer

             This just in: humans are getting dumber.

 According to a study published by the University of Amsterdam last year, people in Western countries have lost 14 IQ points on average since the Victorian age. Researchers, naturally, have attempted to find reasons for this alarming trend. Why should the average I.Q. of human beings be on such a long-term downward spiral?
Some “experts” believe that intelligent people tend to have fewer children than those less bright, and that the highly educated are deciding to have one or two kids…at the most. This, they say, naturally leads to subsequent generations being comprised of less intelligent people. This is a slippery slope to go down and stands more than a little liberal orthodoxy on its head. It is, in fact, a sort of reverse Theory of Evolution…survival of the dumbest, if you will.
That humans are dumber than they use to be does not surprise me. I’ve been watching them get dumber for years now, particularly the highly educated. My theory is composed of two parts. First, that P.C.-addled, close-minded colleges and universities have essentially stopped trying to impart knowledge in favor of promoting a perverted version of “social justice.” In doing so, they have dumbed-down their students, their student’s offspring…and, to some degree, the rest of us in general. Secondly, the mainstream media, social media, television and movies (sense a pattern), video games, etc., have turned many of us into beings that would be unable to live on our own, if thrown into the wilderness, devoid of appliances, even on a lovely summer day. Many have lost the ability to create, to think on their own, to ponder, to improvise, to tough things out if necessary, to be comfortable and confident in their own company. Or simply to reason.
 Many Millennials cannot tell time on an “old-fashioned” analog clock. Can’t write in cursive. Can’t figure the change due back to them if they purchase something with cash at the store. (I know, I know…cash? How archaic!). There are no more truly great works of fiction being written. Movies attempt to shock, not elevate. The mainstream media arrogantly highlight or obfuscate based solely on their biases, pumping out fake news stories even while calling those speaking the truth liars. Increasingly, we communicate by emoji: “Me sad.” “Me happy.” “Me horny.” “Me angry.” For those on the left, especially “me angry.” The “Twitter-verse” has no time for…verse.
We are getting dumber as machines are getting smarter. Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon surpass us. The “singularity” is approaching, perhaps a few seconds earlier than we expected due to our waning intellect.
Signs of our impending idiocy have greatly proliferated in the last few decades. The same folks who want to ban cigarette sales want to legalize marijuana. Islam is proclaimed the “religion of peace” as Christianity is roundly mocked. President Trump is considered a heinous misogynist while former President Clinton is the most respected living president. The same people who think those who question “man-caused” global warming should be imprisoned (“the science is settled!) tout the existence of 60-some-odd genders.

Monday, June 18, 2018

"Hostile" Park Benches Unfair To Homeless

                Progressives are now bemoaning “hostile” architecture in public spaces, namely park benches that are uncomfortable to rest on for long periods of time. Lefties are decrying park benches as “purposely uncomfortable” to sleep on, specifically citing benches sporting armrests to prevent people from lying down on them. Furthermore, they say that bolts on the ground, “fixtures in window sills” (?) and short benches discourage people from sleeping in public spaces overnight.
                Newsflash for progs: public benches, for the most part, are specifically designed to prevent people from calling them home on a permanent basis. They were/are not designed for use as beds.
                Are we supposed to line streets, sidewalks, and parks with Sleep Number Beds for the indigent? Hello, taxpayers! That wouldn’t cause any issues, would it? Let’s see: bed bugs, bodily fluids, sexual assaults, indecent exposure, etc., etc. Perhaps government employees could also place a mobile above each bed and offer the prospective sleeper his or her choice of lullabies. It’s the least we could do. What’s more, each of these “sleep stations” could be equipped with a television permanently tuned to MSNBC or CNN, permitting the drug-addled, unemployed vagabond to see him or herself as a tragic victim of a heartless, meritocratic, patriarchal society, even while boozing it up on a $3,000 adjustable bed set to a comfy 55 while their partner passes out next to them in the lap of luxury and a 25 setting.
                Certain California cities are offering street people clean needles and a “safe” place to shoot up. Splendid! Moreover, some cities are bringing mobile toilets and showers to the homeless. It would be better if we could make the toilets fully functioning bidets and the showers replete with extendable Water-Pic showerheads offering at least eight settings. But so much more should be done. We could also upgrade the food served at homeless shelters and food banks/pantries. Instead of the usual bland fare, we could offer steak, veal, smoked pheasant and salmon, lobster, scallops, shrimp, caviar, or perhaps a nice walnut encrusted Chilean sea bass with lemon dill sauce or an aioli-based remoulade.
                If we let the better angels of our nature determine our actions, we have a chance to completely eliminate…employment. Who the hell would put up with the aggravation of a 40-plus hour work week, a boss giving them inane instructions, and long commutes when they could sleep where and with who they want, imbibe in mind-altering substances with no serious consequences, defecate in private, take a hot shower that travels to them, and eat like an effing king?
                If park benches qualify as “hostile architecture,” then public drinking fountains are clearly “grossly insufficient reservoirs.”
                The only thing hostile here is progressive’s attitude toward reason and sanity. Their reservoir of common sense is grossly insufficient.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June Celebrations

                June has always been one of my favorite months. The Stanley Cup is fought for and awarded. The baseball season is in full swing. The fishing is good, and the lakes and parks aren’t yet overcrowded, as they tend to be in July and August. So, while there is still a good portion of this Heavenly month left, let’s celebrate it…by examining what is celebrated in the month of June.
                June is African-American Music Appreciation Month. It is also, however, National Accordion Month, which is a strange juxtaposition, as never-the-twain shall meet. Can any of you honestly picture Beyoncé, Kanye West, or P. Diddy riffing on a large squeezebox or concertina ala The Chmielewski Fun-time Band or Whoopee John Wilfahrt? No, you can’t.
                June is National Audiobooks Month and National Bathroom Reading Month. (Hmmm. I’m not sure about listening to an audiobook in the bathroom).
June is also Great Outdoors Month. And Fireworks Safety Month. This makes sense. If you are going to shoot off fireworks, the outdoors is a good place to do it. Additionally, practicing doing so in June will likely lead to greater competency—and safety-- come July 4th, when it really matters.
The month also celebrates shelter-cat adoption and aquariums. This seems somewhat problematic to me. Save a cat, imperil a goldfish? Whatever.
June is Children’s Awareness Month, Student Safety Month, and Potty-Training Awareness Month, all of which appear to go together nicely. However, it is also Celibacy Awareness Month. Go figure. June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, too, which would seem utterly incompatible with both Children’s Awareness Month and Celibacy Awareness Month.
June is both National Women’s Golf Month and National Safety Month, which seems a bit oxymoronic. Just kidding, women! Just kidding! Put that five-iron down, honey!
Finally, June is Smiling Appreciation Month…and Effective Communications Month. These two are perfectly paired.
Here’s to those creative writers who, whether through elegance of thought and presentation, or great good humor, give us the present of pleasure, the gift of a grin.
Here’s to June.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Welcome To The First Annual Transgender America Contest!

“Welcome to the first annual Transgender America Contest!”
You know it won’t be long until we hear those words coming from our 72”, 4k, big-screen televisions. The contest formerly known as the “Miss America Pageant” saw its first openly gay contestant in 2017. The very next year, 2018, it was decided that the swimsuit and evening gown competitions would be scrapped and that the contest would be entirely decided by “talent,” dialogue, and social justice awareness. Gretchen Carlson, chairperson of Miss America’s board of trustees, stated: “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance.” She added, “That’s huge.” Apparently, some of the contestants will now be huge, as well.
Beauty is out. Physical appearance doesn’t matter. Transgenderism is in. Gender is just a social construct, a state of mind. Can you see how it all ties together perfectly? At this rate of change, there is no telling where the competition goes from here. Physical appearance, age, gender, etc. are all rendered moot.
Who among us wouldn’t want to tune in to see “Pat,” a 61-year-old from Cleveland who “identifies” as a woman (not that it matters anymore) sing “Lola” and discuss fiscal policy? But, what happens if “she” goes on to win the competition by giving the best answer to the question, “What does the Pythagorean Theorem mean to you?” Would it be on to the Miss Universe contest, where there is (as of this writing) a swimsuit competition? Would Pat then just don a Speedo and hope for the best?
The Miss Universe contest itself is part of the “Big Four” with the Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth contests. I must say, this seems redundant. Aren’t the Miss World and Miss International contests covering essentially the same ground, i.e. the planet? And, is the Miss Universe contest really necessary, or is it overly broad, so to speak? I don’t recall a “Miss Mars” or a “Miss Uranus.” (Insert your own joke here). Have there been any entries from outside our solar system? Perhaps a “Miss M-31” or a “Miss Andromeda?”

Oh well. I guess we’ll just have to see what happens. I know one thing, though. I wish Bob Barker was still around.
 I can almost hear him crooning to the winner: “There they is, Zirs America!”

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fundraiser For Invasive Species Control And Immigration Enhancement

University of Minnesota Campus
July 17, 2018
First Annual Fundraiser For Invasive Species Control And Immigrant Rights Enhancement

Emcee: "Welcome ladies and gentlemen, and members of the LGBTQ, polyamorous and ‘kink’ communities! We are so happy to have you here with us this evening to help stop the spread of dangerous-- and costly-- invasive species and to help fight the Trump administration in its efforts to limit illegal immigration! (Hearty applause). I think we can all agree that invasive species must be given no quarter and be afforded no safe-haven. They simply cannot be tolerated. It is time to put an end—once and for all—to the immeasurable damage aquatic and land-based invasive species are inflicting on America. We must stop, reverse, and, eventually, eradicate these existential threats to our way of life and our native species! (Hearty applause). Whether it’s the emerald ash borer, brown tree snake, common starling, or kudzu plant on our land, or the carp, zebra mussel, spiny water flea, or Eurasian water milfoil in our waters, we say together: ‘Go back where you came from, we don’t want you here!’ (Hearty applause).

"I’m just as sure that everyone in this room realizes how vital immigrants are to this nation’s health and prosperity. I don’t care where they come from, or if they are ‘legal’ or ‘illegal,’ documented or undocumented, young or old, they all enrich us with their diversity! And remember, tolerance is the highest virtue! We are honored to have the Society for Immigrant Rights (SIR) with us tonight…(applause breaks out)…yes, thank you. Representatives from that great organization will be making a presentation tonight, one that I think will blow you away. Break out the Kleenex boxes!

 "There will be several raffles this evening, as well as a silent auction. In addition, there are donation stations on each side of the great hall, one to fund the fight against invasive species, and the other to help fund sanctuary cities and to help secure amnesty for the many millions of under-appreciated aliens currently living in this nation. Fully 100% of the money raised here tonight will go to fund these two vital causes. (Wild applause).

"I am happy to announce that dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. I’m told Chef Manuel and Chef Muhammed have cooked up some exotic delights for us, so I hope you’re hungry! Maybe they’ve deep-fried some invasive species, ha, ha, ha!

"A little later in the evening, representatives from the Society for Immigrant Rights will be coming around asking you folks to sign up for their newsletter, ‘Diversity Is Its Own Reward,’ so just say yes, SIR! (Chuckles).

"Well, we’ve got a big night ahead of us, so let’s get started, shall we?"


Thursday, June 14, 2018

California To Be Split Into Multiple States?

               This November, voters across California will decide if the formerly Golden State will be split into three new states. A politically-driven initiative pushed by wealthy Silicon Valley venture capital investor Tim Draper received enough signatures to appear on the upcoming election ballot, the Secretary of State’s office confirmed recently. Supporters of the radical plan submitted over 600,000 signatures, allowing the measure to go before voters this fall, and potentially divvying up the erstwhile Land of Milk and Honey into two permanently blue states and one swing state, greatly benefitting Democrats. (And making it necessary to add two more stars to the U.S. flag).
                A poll conducted in April found that only about 17 percent of registered California voters favored the proposal, while 72 percent opposed it. It’s all a moot point, however, as Congress would likely never approve the move.  
                Each of the three states in the proposal would be dominated by major metropolitan areas, ignoring the real division in the state, which is between the rural areas and the coastal cities. But, of course, this is to ensure that more rural residents of each of the three states are held hostage, their votes far more than cancelled out by their biggest cities.
                In a good faith effort to help out my democratic friends, I am proposing that California be split into five states. If each of these five states was largely composed of, or at least included one of California’s numerous big cities, all five of these states could be Democratic strongholds, for a net gain of eight seats in the Senate alone! Republicans would never hold the Senate again.
                Now to the logistics of such an endeavor. I propose that everything from Sacramento north become a separate state called Northern California. Sacramento would be the largest city in this state, and alone, as the seat of government, would guarantee this otherwise purplish region would vote blue. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown and Gavin Newsome could remain as governor and lieutenant governor, respectively.
 The second new state would encompass the area from just south of Sacramento to Fresno, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the Silicon Valley. This overwhelmingly progressive stronghold could be called Central California. Likely governor: Mark Zuckerberg. Likely lieutenant governor: Jack Dorsey.
The area south of Fresno to the Mexican border, with the exception of two separate enclaves, would be the state of Southern California, nicknamed “the Sanctuary State.” Likely governor: Current Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Likely lieutenant governor: Kobe Bryant.
The fourth new state would cover a relatively small area near Los Angeles and be called Hollywood. Its capital would be named Fauxtown. Likely governor: Robert De Niro. Likely lieutenant governor: Jimmy Kimmel. This wildly progressive new state would still have to deal with the #MeToo movement.
Last, but certainly not least, the fifth new state would surround an area centered by Simi Valley, north and northwest of Los Angeles. This smaller state would be called Pornocopia. Likely governor: Stormy Daniels. Likely lieutenant governor: Jenna Jameson.
Five is better than three, right? (I’m not talking to you, Stormy). It’s up to you California.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

President Trump's Historic Summit Meeting?

June 12, 1939

U.S. President Trump Meets With German Chancellor Adolf Hitler To Reduce Tensions In Europe

President Trump Grants Post-Meeting Interview To The National Broadcasting Company

NBC: President Trump, how was your meeting with the Reichs Chancellor?
Trump: Very productive. We hit it off right away.
NBC: How would you characterize him?
Trump: Smart. Very talented. Very smart negotiator. Loves his country very much. Great personality.
NBC: But what of the rounding up of Jews, the general brutality towards those that oppose his regime?
Trump: Well, you know, he took over his country and ran it at the age of 44. Very tough. And he is very tough. But he’s loved by his people.
NBC: And the ‘Night of the Long Knives?’ His treatment of minorities? His making the Jewish people the scapegoat for every evil? His evident desire to exterminate them?
Trump: Well, there’s no doubt, that’s not good. Those are not good things. But, a lot of other people…a lot of other nations… have done really bad things, too.
NBC: Was there any concrete agreement reached between you two, between your respective nations?
Trump: We signed an agreement. An historic agreement. The Führer agreed not to pre-emptively cut off sales of beer and sauerkraut to the United States. We agreed not to fight Germany or engage in military training exercises with our allies.
NBC: And you expect Mr. Hitler to live up to this agreement?
Trump: I think, honestly, I think he’s going to do these things. I may be wrong. I mean, I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey, I was wrong.’ I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.
NBC: Is it wise for the United States to halt training exercises with its allies at this crucial moment in history? 
Trump: You know, it costs a lot of money to fly these planes and sail these ships, etc. The ammunition isn’t cheap, either. I don’t like it.
NBC: Was there food or drink at the Summit?
Trump: There was! You know, schnitzel is really good, I’m telling you! If you haven’t tried it, you wouldn’t believe how good it is. And they had these crapfiends…or, umm…
NBC: Krapfens?
Trump: Yes. To die for. To die for! And lots of pretty fräuleins! It was lovely!
NBC: Any final thoughts?
Trump: Yes. The world is a much safer place tonight as the result of Herr Hitler’s and my actions. Especially my actions, in all honesty.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Tolerant Young Democratic Socialists

                The Young Democratic Socialists at the University of Georgia seem to be oddly intolerant of Republicans in Congress, even though they haven’t done much to roll back the Obama era’s socialist policies.  In response to a college professor who declared that GOP members should be “lined up and shot” if they passed a bill replacing Obamacare, the budding Marxists tweeted: “This is absolutely outrageous! House Republicans should NOT be shot! They should be guillotined.”
                However, after one commenter pointed out that the guillotine might be a “more humane” way to execute Republicans, one of the Young Democratic Socialists replied, “If that’s the case, then maybe I should reconsider.”
                Remarkably, this was apparently not the only reference to guillotines on the group’s Twitter page. At the time of the post, there was reportedly a photo at the top of the page depicting a beheading, presumably, according to, from the French Revolution.
                The organization made it clear via its website that the Young Democratic Socialists was a recognized student group at the school, and indicated that it “works with local, state, and national organizations to raise awareness about important social and economic issues and to address them through direct action. Our members are engaged in a wide variety of activities and causes. We are associated with the youth chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.”
                The School’s police department investigated the matter, and the issue was also referred to the Office of Student Conduct. The organization’s Facebook page states that the group has been renamed the Athens Democratic Socialists of America, and that it is distancing itself from the university: “Recent events have made clear that the only way forward is through the democratic will and revolutionary spirit of our members and community. The Young Democratic Socialists student group at the University of Georgia has voted unanimously to distance itself from UGA and restructure its platform to meet the needs of its members and the larger Athens community.”
                Self-proclaimed tolerant and inclusive entities such as the Mainstream Media, Silicon Valley, Big Social Media, Hollywood, and the rest of so-called academia are okay with statements like Republicans should be “lined up and shot,” or “guillotined,” whichever is less humane.
 Just don’t attempt to claim men and women are different! That kind of hate speech is inexcusable, and grounds for termination in our Brave New World. And, of course, by termination I mean they should be lined up and shot.
(According to David Littman, founder of the Young Democratic Socialists, the controversial tweet was intended as a joke and should never have been taken literally. Yes, socialists are renowned for their sense of humor).

Monday, June 11, 2018

Robert Mueller, Malignant Colossus

                Robert Mueller. U.S. Special Counsel. Autocrat. Trump-chaser. The man who would be king. Quiet tyrant. All powerful. Able to investigate anyone, anytime, for any reason. Or no reason. Unelected titan of interrogation. Granted unchecked and unlimited powers. Imperious. Despotic. Czar of Czars.
                Ever met someone named Trump? Prepare to be called in. Play the trumpet? Prepare for the inquest, you’re up next. Ever been to Russia? The Ukraine? Any nation that used to be a member of the Eastern-Bloc? Get ready to be grilled. Ever read anything by Steve Rushin? You’d better have an explanation. Drank a White Russian? Consider fleeing the country while you still can. Recognize the name Manafort? Ever manned a fort? The witch hunt is coming your way. Own a piece of apparel from Ivanka Trump’s line of fashion goods? Your subpoena is served. Do you know the name of the city in which Trump Tower is located? Your home may be ransacked just before dawn and your electronic devices confiscated. Did business with one of Trump’s companies a decade ago? It’s scrutiny in the third degree for you. Hope you like being aggressively cross-examined. Stayed at Trump Plaza one night in 2011? Mueller and crew will put the screws to you. Uttered the word “trump” while playing bridge? Your phones are bugged.
                The 1999 rule establishing the position of Special Counsel states that a Special Counsel should have a reputation for integrity and “impartial decision making.” Yet, Herr Mueller’s team is comprised of more Democrats than typically tune in to MSNBC during prime time.  Mueller’s probe was supposed to be about possible administration collusion with Russia. It has expanded to encompass everything from possible campaign fraud to illicit jaywalking. It is unconstitutional, unamerican, out-of-control…and now vaguely frightening. If it goes on much longer without finding any evidence of wrongdoing in the matter it was originally tasked to investigate, it will make Vladimir Putin blush. “Now I am become tyranny, destroyer of democratic republics.”
                There is a classic line from a Monty Python episode that resonates here: “NO-body expects the Spanish Inquisition.” The Spanish Inquisition, for those of you unaware, saw around 150,000 people prosecuted for various offenses, and occurred over roughly three centuries.

                Mueller and his team have something to shoot for.

                There, but for the grace of God, goes God.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Burger King Restaurant Suffers Rodent Infestation

                The Delaware Health and Social Services department has temporarily shut down a Burger King restaurant in Wilmington due to a rodent infestation, according to CBS Philly. DHSS officials launched an investigation after a video showed mice running around in bags of buns at the Concord Pike outlet. They later issued a Cease and Desist letter due to “gross unsanitary conditions.” Inspector’s observed mouse droppings on and inside hamburger rolls and chicken sandwich rolls. Their report also states that “Mouse droppings were observed on the floor near the ice machine, water heater, under storage, near syrup soda boxes and behind fryers.” The DHSS termed the situation an “imminent health hazard.”
                Burger King is conducting its own investigation and issued a statement to CBS Philly reading in part: “We have already contacted the franchisee, who independently owns and operates the location, to investigate this matter and ensure they take the appropriate measures. We can confirm that the Restaurant is temporarily closed and will reopen once this issue is addressed.”
                Anonymous sources say that the restaurant, in order to kill two birds with one stone, has substantially revised its menu. These sources claim, upon reopening, the outlet will offer a “Rodent King™” sandwich, mouseburger, mouseburger with cheese, “Crispy Vermin™” sandwich, a “Voleuminous Burrito™,” “Shrew Nuggets™” (they taste like chicken!), mouse potatoes or fries, and a salad with house mouse dressing. Moreover, in addition to the famous “Whopper®,” the store will offer a “Hopper®” sandwich.
                How could such a “gross” violation of health standards occur in this day and age? “When the King’s away, the mice will play,” I guess. And, if my television screen didn’t lie, the King was attending the Belmont Stakes in New York this weekend. Justify that!
                I confess, I have long been a bit suspicious of Burger King, in part because of its advertising. Here is a short list of the company’s marketing slogans over the past few decades:

                *”Have it your way.”
                *”Home of the Whopper!”
                *”It takes two hands to handle the Whopper!”
                *“Wake up with the King.”
                *”Eat like a man, man.”
                *”When you have it your way, it just tastes better.”
                *”Feel the fire!”
                *”Burger King, where you’re the boss!”
                *”We do it like you’d do it!”
                These always made me wonder whether I’d be going to a fast food joint or a gay bathhouse.
                Oh well. You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

USA TODAY Misidentifies Colorado

                It has long been obvious that coastal media elites (and establishment politicians in Washington, D.C., for that matter) don’t pay much attention to those in “flyover country.” In fact, they tend to view members of the nation’s bread-basket-- or “heartland”-- as God-fearing, gun-toting, rube-like “deplorables” unworthy of their consideration.
                This was recently, memorably, and hilariously, proven yet again by an “infographic” in USA TODAY intending to show how the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has led to illegal shipments of the drug to other states. The May 13 graphic originally highlighted Wyoming, with arrows emanating from that state to various others. The Gannett owned paper is the third most circulated in the United States. One wonders how no one caught such an obvious blunder.
                The graphic was soon corrected, but not before many had great fun with it, suggesting that perhaps the mapmaker(s), editors and proofreaders were under the influence of the product on which they were reporting. It is ironic that this occurred in a paper explicitly named for the United States of America, but, again, should not be surprising given that nearly all mainstream media is based on the two coasts.
                Speaking of the elite intelligentsia, this is somewhat mindful of 2008 when then candidate Barack Obama remarked “it was just wonderful to be back in Oregon,” proudly noting that, over the past 15 months, he had “…now been in 57 states…I think one left to go.” These are clearly cases rooted in the lack of either rote or meaningful learning, yet both were considered as nothing more than meaningless trivia by the “educated” coastal establishment elitists, perhaps good for a yuck or two, but as unimportant as those residing in the hinterlands.
                It is unthinkable that, say, Abraham Lincoln or Theodore Roosevelt would be unable to quickly and positively pick out Kansas on a map of the U.S. at the time of their presidencies…or be similarly ignorant of the number of states in their union. It would be utterly unsurprising, on the other hand, if many of those working for Salon, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN or MSNBC failed to identify Kansas on a map of the United States…given three chances.
                Obama and The USA TODAY have given new meaning to the term “misstatement.” That they are both still considered credible sources of information is a sad reflection on the state of the union…or states of the union.  Even Colorado—or Wyoming-- I get them confused. Those really big Western states all look alike, don’t they?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Planned Parenthood Killing NRA In Donations To Congressmen

                A recent Washington Post article attempted to vilify the National Rifle Association by pointing out that the NRA has donated more than $3.5 million to members of Congress since 1998. The Post appeared aghast at the figure, especially in light of recent mass shootings.
                A fellow journalist pointed out on Twitter that this equates to roughly $190,000 per year in toto, while Planned Parenthood shelled out $38 million dollars last year alone to our intrepid public servants in the House and Senate.
                Gun control advocates claim that their preferred policy prescriptions will save lives, despite all evidence to the contrary. Criminals don’t obey laws, by definition, and the majority of lethally violent crimes and shootings are ended because good and courageous people, including police officers, had guns.
                Ironically, those who oppose the Second Amendment because they believe banning guns will somehow save lives, even while depriving law-abiding citizens the ability to defend themselves and their loved ones, tend to be vociferous supporters of abortion, a “procedure” specifically designed to kill babies.
                Reports indicate the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Political Action Committee spent approximately $30 million to support the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and other pro-abortion candidates just during the last election cycle.  
                Talk about blood money! Apparently, it’s okay to shoot one’s wad indiscriminately-- for fun —and then snuff out the resulting innocent life via a procedure paid for by others, but it’s not okay to shoot one’s firearm in defense of innocent life. Planned parenthood has donated many times more money to Congress than the NRA…and receives hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding, despicably enough.
                This is the reverse of “cash on delivery.” It is cash to prevent delivery.
                Only a confused and morally bankrupt society could sanction Planned parenthood and decry the NRA.