Saturday, October 31, 2020

Of Halloween And Elections

 

It’s that time of year again when little people in strange outfits show up at your door and try to scare you into giving them things. But enough about election season, it’s also Halloween.

And, speaking of Halloween, if 2020 hasn’t been scary enough for you already, keep reading.

Progressives/Democrats believe appropriating other cultures’ or ethnic groups’ manner of dress or appearance is a great evil, not a compliment as many would think. They demand that non-Mexicans refuse to don a sombrero, for example. However, they do believe it is somehow okay to appropriate the gender of the opposite sex-- and that a man can become a woman by the simple act of saying he she is one, and vice-versa.

Let’s take a look at some other progressive beliefs, particularly those informing the policy stances of Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden and his running-mate, Kamala Harris, beliefs they generally share with the Democratic Party as a whole. Biden says he wants to greatly increase the capital gains tax. He wants to increase income taxes by $4 trillion over 10 years. He is in favor of the Green New Deal which would limit or eliminate the extraction and use of all fossil fuels A.S.A.P., call for the upgrading and weatherizing of at least 6 million structures over four years, and possibly put cows in danger of extinction if an elixir can’t be found to render them gasless. He would recommit the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement and “invest” $1.7 trillion over 10 years for “climate and environmental justice.”

He’s in favor of making the District of Columbia the 51st state but opposes voter I.D. laws. He supports redistricting based on a Census count that includes illegal immigrants…to whom he wishes to provide free healthcare. He would grant citizenship to the more than 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S., while halting construction of the border wall. He would rescind travel bans from terror-prone nations.

He will pressure states to repeal zoning regulations with the goal of limiting single-family housing. He wants “public option” health plans run by the federal government. He would make public colleges and universities tuition-free for all students whose annual family household incomes are below $125,000.

He would restore federal funding to Planned Parenthood and treat abortion as a constitutional right. (Even late-term and after-birth abortions?)

He would decrease funding for police departments while restricting citizens’ ability to purchase firearms. (What could go wrong?)

He would rejoin the Iran deal. And commit the U.S. to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.

He will reduce overall defense spending, while allowing transgender troops in the armed forces. And he wants climate change to be at the core of all Department of Defense policies and plans. That is like saying…I don’t know what that is like saying, it’s too preposterous to contemplate.

Moreover, he is in favor of ending the filibuster, dispensing with the Electoral College and packing the Supreme Court.

And, of course, he is open to endless lockdowns and mask mandates, even though their effectiveness has proven to be very limited at best, while the damage they have caused is now irrefutable.

As if that’s not enough, Biden’s supporters, those lovers of democracy, have threatened to trash the country if their guy doesn’t win.

If he does win, his administration’s actions will haunt the republic until its end days, which will subsequently come much sooner than they otherwise might have.

On this All Hallows Eve, 2020, the fact that he could well win…is the scariest thing of all.

 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Americans No Longer Taught Founding Principles

 

Americans are no longer taught our founding principles and therefore too many no longer cherish them. Which is why America is in grave danger of literally ceasing to exist…as it was the only nation in history founded expressly because of—and on-- those ideas. Ideas like limited government…of by and for the people, rule of law, no taxation without representation, free market capitalism, natural law (inalienable rights granted by our Creator), and the Judeo-Christian work ethic and value system. These are the very reasons why the country has been so remarkably successful. When this unique blend of ideas fails to resonate with the majority of its citizens-- or is no longer even recognized—the country is gone. G-O-N-E.

No, you say, it will still be there, just with different, updated values? Wrong. That is like saying a church or library that has been converted into a strip club is “still there.” The physical shell may be visible, yes, but there is no other resemblance, and it has a totally different mission than what was there before. And, while one may be “inspired” in each of these, no serious person can say the latter is ultimately as important as the former.

When a nation forgets its founding and mocks its past, it discards its soul and slips off its moorings. At that point it can drift aimlessly until coming upon rocks, devolve into chaos and violence, or essentially sink out of sight in what amounts to a cosmic moment.

There is an old expression that reads, “When in Rome do as the Romans do.” But the Romans eventually forgot what it meant to be Roman, and their empire went the way of the dinosaurs.

America’s founding principles have served it incredibly well for twelve score and four years, but its major institutions are now rotting from the inside out, poisoned by Marxist theory brought in by Trojan Horses under cover of “social justice.”

Too many have forgotten what it means to be an American. Barring a literal miracle, this will not end well…for anyone.

The upcoming election is likely to be—literally-- the last chance for those that know history and remember what it means to be an American…to save the republic…at least for now.

We must all remember Reagan’s warning that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

To wit, as I’ve previously asserted, all of the world’s historically greatest nations have so far travelled the same path, leading them from:

1)      Bondage

to

2)      Abiding faith

to

3)      Great courage

to

4)      Independence

To

 

5)      Abundance

to

6)      Complacency

to

7)      Apathy

back to

8)      Bondage

If we re-elect Donald Trump, we may keep our independence and abundance. However, if the Harris-Biden ticket is triumphant, bondage awaits those of us deplorable chumps who stubbornly “cling to guns or religion.”

 

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Professor Suggests Renaming Certain Body Parts

              Kirsten Small, an anatomy professor at Australia’s Griffith University, is urging the World Health Organization to change the name of body parts she thinks are “irrelevant and misogynistic,” according to American Web Media. Professor Small says that, since some body parts are not gender-specific, their names should be changed to reflect the population as a whole, not just males.

              Small, who also is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, told The Courier-Mail: “We have a personal choice to decolonize our language, and these historical terms will fade out.” She says she hopes these changes in nomenclature will take hold throughout the Western world, including the United States.

              While the professor did not give specific examples of body parts with offending names, speculation has been rampant in the academic and scientific communities. Many suggest rebranding the “Achilles’ tendon,” named for the figure in Greek mythology. Some wish to do away with the term “Eustachian tube,” named after Bartolomeo Eustachi, the man who discovered it. (Personally, I wouldn’t hear of it.) And nearly everyone agrees that the term “Adam’s Apple” has to go, as it is the Achilles’ Heel of body part phraseology, named as it was for both a male and a Biblical figure.

              I’m sure there are many more grievously misnamed body parts out there, begging to be “decolonized.” Perhaps progressive anatomists will even manage to decolonize the colon.

 After all, one can take offense at anything and everything…if one is Small-minded.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Pro-Life Student Group Denied Chapter At The University Of Northern Iowa

 

The University of Northern Iowa’s student government and “Supreme Court” have both denied Students for Life America’s request to have a chapter approved for the campus.* Students for Life has appealed to Mark Nook, the school’s president, to overturn the rulings.

UNI’s student government denied SLA’s application on October 7th, saying Students for Life “is a hate group, [and uses] hate speech [and] hateful rhetoric that is infringing on basic human rights that is healthcare,” an embarrassingly poorly written statement, but par for the course for today’s college students. The school’s “Supreme Court” backed the student government’s decision, ruling that the group was “lacking in evidence of being an equitable, just, and welcoming student organization.”

“This organization has the potential to create a hostile environment on the University Campus,” the majority decision said, referencing the student conduct code process which said students have a right to be treated with “dignity and respect.” The majority decision added, “Allowing this organization that openly disregards the rights of women and other subsequent groups is not demonstrating nor upholding this policy.”

 

Students for Life America uses hateful “rhetoric?” The UNI student government’s denial statement claims that SLA infringes on “basic human rights.” But the most basic human right, granted by our Creator, is the right to life. It is those in opposition to SLA that are denying basic human rights and using hateful—and preposterous-- rhetoric. Calling unfettered abortion “healthcare” is like calling the Holocaust “beneficial population management.” By that standard, putting COVID-19 patients into nursing homes was “healthcare.” Except maybe for the tens of thousands of elderly folks that died.

The majority’s assertion that students have a right to be treated with “dignity and respect,” is ironic in light of how the UNI Supreme Court’s majority just treated those in SLA…and is contrary to how conservative speakers and Trump supporters get treated on campuses across the fruited plane.

The justices in the dissenting minority wrote: “The majority opinion has predicted actions of UNI Students for Life –sowing unrest on campus and depriving others of their rights — that go far beyond the logical scope of this case. By silencing a group of students who have shown no interest or indication of harming others, the NISG Senate and the Supreme Court majority are robbing these students of their fundamental right to speak freely and assemble as a group.”

If a person seeks out a willing partner, takes their clothes off, goes at it while forgoing any measures to prevent pregnancy, and then refuses to accept responsibility for their own actions, deciding instead to terminate the fetus/kill their baby…that should be a hate crime. Once a baby is conceived, created, he or she has a right to life.

The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

If depriving a baby of all of these is now somehow considered “healthcare,” if being “pro-life” is considered by many to be a “hate crime,” I must echo Thomas Jefferson’s comment about slavery: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

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*Update: UNI's president has since approved SLA's application. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Russian Meddling Spreads, Intensifies

 

              Talk about an “October Surprise!” Where I live, temperatures have been running 25 degrees colder than normal every day for two weeks now. We have broken our all-time record total snowfall for the month of October…and there is still a week left in this despicable month as of this writing. This is obviously not evidence of global warming. So, what is happening? Could it be climate change? I think it’s Russian interference in our weather patterns. Those bastards must have somehow redirected Siberian and polar airflows our way.

              As if this isn’t bad enough, according to reports, the Russians must have smuggled Chinese Asian Murder Hornets into the country, depositing them in, you guessed it, the state of Washington. Devious and diabolical, those Russkis. Either that, or climate change drove them across the ocean.

              We all know that the Trump administration colluded with Russians in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, but did you know that Trump is probably also colluding with his Russian friends—today—to arbitrarily drive up the price of vodka? He doesn’t care who it hurts, because he doesn’t drink! Typical heartless Republican. I discovered this while visiting a local liquor store just days ago, when I noticed my favorite brand is now priced a dollar higher than it was just last summer. When I asked the checkout clerk about the price increase, she speculated that it might be due to “climate change.” Maybe Russian-caused climate change.

              And that isn’t the end of Russian interference with our way of life. Not even close. My best friend’s daughter is bright, popular, and well-spoken. In short, she should have been a shoo-in for tenth-grade class president at our John F. Kennedy Senior High School. But she lost. To a dorky, dumpy troglodyte who looks like he might be a Trump supporter. I have it on good authority that the Russians executed an intense disinformation campaign in the days leading up to the election and may have even found a way to alter the vote counts. Nyet? Nyet? Da!

              What’s more, when I went out to my car earlier today, I noticed fluid pooling below it on the garage floor. Upon investigation, I discovered that my radiator hose was leaking. There are only two possible reasons for this. Either climate change has reared its ugly head again…or Russians had infiltrated my garage and punctured the hose.

In either case, scary and maddening!

We have to follow the science, people, not the preposterous conspiracy theories of Republicans.

             

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Bruce Springsteen Vows To Leave The U.S. If Trump Is Re-elected

 

              Bruce Springsteen may have been Born in the USA, but he was also Born to Run. And that’s just what he has threatened to do if President Trump wins reelection this November. He says he might go to Australia if Biden doesn’t prevail. “The Boss” recently told the Australian Press: "I love Australia. Every time, we have nothing but good times down there. It's always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography, great place for motorcycle trips, it's close to our hearts."

              He added, "If Trump is re-elected—which he will not be; I'm predicting right now he's gonna lose—if by some happenstance he should be, I'll see you on the next plane." Springsteen is taking a Leap of Faith in making that prediction, one that apparently tops his Book of Dreams. But he is by no means alone in threatening to abandon his country if Trump wins. Many celebrities vowed to leave the country if Trump was elected in 2016. Tragically, none of them had the integrity to keep their vows. Many more are “threatening” to leave the country if Trump wins this time, too.

              Here’s hoping Trump wins, causing Springsteen to shed 96 Tears. If he, too, then declines to leave the United States-- and I’m predicting right now that he won’t go-- he may need a Brilliant Disguise to avoid embarrassment.

              Bruce, I don’t give a damn for the same old played out scenes, and I don’t give a damn for just the in betweens, so if you really want to go, then go right now. You know rock stars wanna be rich, rock stars wanna be kings, and kings ain’t satisfied until they control everything.

              The truth is, if Biden wins, it is Badlands for America.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A New Dark Age Beckons

 

1984 has arrived, albeit a few decades later than Orwell suspected. Honesty is no longer a cardinal virtue, truth is shunned and covered up…not sought out and celebrated. Our history is, too.

Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, “the Squad,” Adam Schiff, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden—and their aiders and abettors in the mainstream media-- refuse to acknowledge obvious truths, while demanding that the rest of us proclaim obvious falsehoods…to be obvious truths. It is jarring, insane. Democrats tried to impeach President Trump over a “quid pro quo” they claim he issued via a phone call to then newly installed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a claim Zelenskiy himself flatly denied, yet insisted there was no basis whatsoever for Trump’s claim that Biden bribed Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor investigating his son’s company…even though Biden is on tape bragging about doing just that. The media is quick to bring up any dirt it thinks it has on Trump’s children and family, often from “anonymous sources.” Yet, when credible evidence turns up that would reflect badly (to say the least) on Hunter Biden—and his dad Joe—the media refuse to even broach the subject with the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. There are countless more examples of the media blatantly slandering and libeling the president while shamelessly shielding and protecting Biden from any accusations or accountability for his past actions. (When Biden comes out of his basement, the media effectively wrap him lovingly in a portable yet permanent “safe space,” as if he were a college freshman, not a near octogenarian who has been part of The Swamp for 47 consecutive years.)

To leftists, truth is relative at best. Yet, if recognized by others, it can often prevent them from attaining their goals. Therefore, it must be obfuscated or obliterated. In the early stages of “the pandemic,” experts such as Dr. Fauci were adamantly telling people that there was no need to wear a facial mask for protection. Now, some say they believe wearing a mask is a better defense against the coronavirus than a vaccine would provide. They claim the only reason they told citizens there was no need to wear a mask early on was to prevent doctors and critical care staff from being deprived of them. So, essentially they’re saying: “We were just lying when we told you it wasn’t necessary to wear a mask. And, since we were only lying then, you can trust us now when we say you must wear them!”

Progressives/Statists/Leftists/Socialists/Democrats…they are basically all one and the same now. And, to them, mask mandates are simply a necessary form of obedience training.

We are living in a time of hoaxes. First there was the man-caused global warming we’re all going to die in less than 12 years hoax. Then came the Russian-collusion hoax. And now we are in the iron grip of the COVID-19 is the deadliest pandemic ever and the only way to deal with it is to lock you all down and make you wear masks hoax. (Unless you are protesting or celebrating an NBA championship.)

The left in this country now acts very much like the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), demanding 100% fealty and lashing out at the slightest instance of criticism or insufficient worship. The CCP recently used one of its mouthpieces, China Central Television (CCTV), to essentially threaten anyone anywhere who dares to criticize it, though it was really targeted at people and entities in the United States. This is sinister and disgusting and should anger every American. True rebels and anyone in an actual “resistance” movement would naturally detest this aggressive bullying. This is the kind of tyrannical mindset that our founders pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to overcome. We must do no less. It is that serious. At the very least, in a moral world, we would all be flipping the literal and figurative finger to the CCP and its sycophants here in the U.S., posting our addresses and contact information publicly and telling them to “come and get us.”

If Donald Trump does not win the upcoming election, options for maintaining our liberty will be few. Secession and Civil War are two of the ugliest of them. (Sadly, in a sense, we have devolved and are back where we were 160 years ago, with fewer ties that bind us.)

There is an even worse option. As Churchill once cautioned, we could “Sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.” (“Experts,” Big Tech, artificial intelligence?)

It is time to stand up and be counted. It is time to act like the future of our republic depends on what we do now.

Because it does.

 

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Michigan Governor Sends Televised Message: "86 45"

 

              Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appeared on Meet the Press recently to bemoan all things Trump and Trumpian. During the interview, conducted remotely with Whitmer at her home, a pin on a table behind and to the right of the tyrannical and mind-blowingly unappealing governor was visible. The pin read “8645,” an obvious reference to getting rid of President Trump, the 45th Chief Executive in American history.

              Some, including members of Trump’s campaign, interpreted the pin as a plea to kill the president, as to “86” someone can have that connotation. According to most dictionary definitions, however, “86” means to get rid of, throw out, reject, discard, or cancel.

              In any case, it was positioned so that the camera couldn’t miss it, in what was a stunningly disrespectful gesture at best. At worst, it could be seen as an incitement to violence or an attempted coup. (This came after Whitless Whitmer, inaccurately, blamed the president for a foiled plot to kidnap her. Turns out, the plan was hatched by a motley crew, including a couple of Anti-Trumpers.) Even more hypocritically, the message was placed directly under a Michigan license plate reading “RESPECT.”

              Did the producers at Meet the Depressed Press sign off on the “message?” It would seem likely, tacitly if not explicitly.

 But maybe I’m being too hard on the governor. Maybe it was all just coincidence. Perhaps “86-45” just refers to her I.Q. as measured before and after a few cocktails. Maybe it’s her favorite number. Some people like “2” or “3” or “7.” Perhaps she is just really into “8645.” Maybe her memory isn’t the best and 8645 is a reminder, the last four digits of a friend’s phone number or of the combination to her safe.

Nah. “8645” is a reminder, but a reminder that Whitmer, like Speaker Pelosi (who tore up a copy of the president’s State of the Union speech on live television the moment it concluded), is a vile shrew, a small-minded partisan hack unworthy of her position, and an arrogant statist drunk on power.


                 

 

Friday, October 23, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsome Issues Holiday Gathering Regulations

 

Gavin Newsome, California’s Democrat governor, has issued a new set of decrees regulating holiday gatherings this year, mandates apparently designed to accelerate reverse migration. The new regulations ban gatherings of more than three households, meaning that a family with more than two grown children living on their own can only have two visit at the same time. (Who decides which two can come when? No hard feelings!)

 

Additionally, no indoor gatherings are permitted. This could be a problem for the old, infirm and less hardy folk living in Northern California.

“Nice snowman, grandma!”

“That’s actually your grandpa, Johnny. He froze and got snowed over trying to get the yard ready earlier today. But he’ll thaw out come spring.”

 

And what of those in apartments and condos who have no yard? Might be a bit tricky to have Thanksgiving dinner on, say, an 8’ by 12’ balcony. Especially in light of all the other regulations Newsome put in place, one of which mandates that at least six feet of distance be kept between members of different households at all times, even when sitting and eating. I’m not sure how Golden Staters are supposed to matriculate the turkey down the table while staying a minimum of six feet apart, though Governor Gavin apparently thought of that, too. His regulations require that “as much as possible, any food or beverages at outdoor gatherings must be in single-serve disposable containers.” (Nothing says Thanksgiving like eating food out of hermetically sealed individual containers.)

 

Newsome, graciously, will allow his residents’ loved ones to leave the backyard/balcony/deck/parking lot to enter their host’s dwelling and use the bathroom, but only if said bathroom is “frequently sanitized.” (Look for the maintenance chart on the back of the door!)

 

Attendees must also put their masks back on as soon as they finish eating. Which they should do quickly, as another stipulation is that “Gatherings should be two hours or less.”

 

“Thanks for coming all the way from Boston, son, but it’s time to vamoose now!”

 

Gavin’s Rules also state that party hosts must write down the names of all attendees for future contract tracing. And, says the governor, singing is “strongly discouraged.” If a person or small group insists on singing a Christmas carol, for example, they must wear a face mask, sing quietly, and stand apart from others/each other.


 Newsome’s regulations also give “local health jurisdictions” permission to enforce even stricter rules.

Rules, perhaps, such as these:


1) While any holiday gathering attendee is eating, no individual chew should last more than 11 seconds. If a chew is going to last longer than that, the chewer must put the chewer’s mask on for the remainder/duration of the chew. Therefore, the attendee should be careful to only insert small bites into the attendee’s temporarily uncovered mouth.

2) The use of disposable BUT BIODEGRADABLE silverware-- paper rather than plastic-- is strongly recommended.

3) Citizens should strongly consider installing Satellites or other port-a-potties in their yards so no one has to go inside the dwelling to urinate or move their bowels. These Satellites or other port-a-potties must be single occupancy units ONLY, and be properly ventilated. (A minimum of one vent per side, no less than 8 centimeters wide and 20 centimeters long.)

4) Audible praying is strictly forbidden. If, for some reason, a participant feels it necessary to pray, that person or persons should do so silently, while masked and facing away from any and all other participants.

5) Kissing, hugging, handshaking, pats on the back and all other signs of affection are strictly prohibited.

6) Please refrain from wearing “MAGA” apparel of any sort, as it has been known to cause many people to suffer extreme autonomic nervous system reactions leading to yelling, spitting, coughing, sputtering, and loss of control of limbs and extremities. In some cases, these can be fatal.

Best to you and yours! Enjoy the holidays!  

 

Beka Helm is from Sanger, California. She says her family’s gatherings normally include about 25 people. She can host fewer than half that many this year. “The holidays are all about family,” she noted. She added, “If you try to enforce every single one of these rules, the focus turns from family to keeping the rules.”

Now you’re getting it, Beka. That is precisely the intention.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Biden Questions Voter's Memories

 

              Joe Biden didn’t like the results of a recent Gallup poll, apparently. When informed that 56% of voters felt their financial situation has improved under President Trump’s administration, he told WKRC (not WKRP!) in Cincinatti: “Their memory is not very good, quite frankly.” Talk about the pot calling the kettle Black! This assertion is akin to Anthony Weiner saying Jeffrey Toobin is a pervert.

              It must have stung Sleepy Joe to know that the majority of U.S. citizens believe their financial situation is better during a global pandemic and after being locked down for 8 consecutive months than it was during the Obama-Biden years, but, blaming their memory is just more evidence of his precipitous cognitive decline.

 Biden doesn’t even know where he is much of the time-- and struggles to recall basic facts, occurrences, phrases and names, as well as places. He has even failed to distinguish his wife from his sister. While (apparently) attempting to recite the Pledge of Allegiance recently, he said “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” and added, "All men and women were created by — you know, you know, the thing.” The Thing, Joe?! I realize Democrats are not very familiar with God, but… seriously?

             During that same stop he also mistakenly referred to Super Tuesday as “Super Thursday.”

 At a mid-October stop in Toledo, Ohio, Biden could not come up with Mitt Romney’s name, inelegantly referring to him as “that Senator who was a Mormon, the governor.”

 There are Mormons and there are Morons. Biden is one of the latter.

 

Wednesday, October 21, 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 superheros 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.

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!”

In yet another nod to political correctness and group-think, all the puppet Muppets wear masks during the special.

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! 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 “join hands in taking a stand against racism,” while ritually chanting “Orange Man Bad!”

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

CNN Chief Legal Analyst Caught Masturbating On Work ZOOM Call

 

               CNN Chief Legal Analyst and New Yorker magazine author Jeffrey Toobin was recently caught masturbating while on a ZOOM call with his New Yorker magazine colleagues. The New Yorker has suspended Toobin, while CNN simply says Toobin is taking some time off to attend to a personal matter. Isn’t attending to a personal matter what got Toobin in trouble in the first place?

               The gals at ABC’s “The View” helpfully shared their thoughts on the matter. Co-host and resident attorney Sunny Hostin noted: “If he were physically in an office at work, this would be a fireable offense. There would be grounds for termination." Hostin added, “He was on a virtual work call, but the argument is he was still at work, right?  He was virtually working, and so, you know, he arguably sexualized his workplace.” Co-host Sara Haines thought it was hilarious. Joy Behar joked that it couldn’t happen to her because “I don’t know how to use the technology.” She proceeded to thank Toobin for giving her something to talk about other than Trump and the coronavirus.

               It is wrong that kids in online school “classes” have gotten harassed—or worse—for having a toy gun in view during their ZOOM learning sessions. This is different. Toobin, the 60-year-old chief legal analyst, should have to face some consequences for his actions.

              Toobin has offered an apology for inexplicably taking matters into his own hands during a work-related video conference call. He told something called Motherboard, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”

              On second thought, maybe we should cut Toobin some slack. The ZOOM meeting was described as an “election simulation.” He obviously thought it was an “erection stimulation.” It could happen to any of us, no?

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Dr. Fauci Says Thanksgiving Should Be Sacrificed

 

              Who does one believe anymore? The WHO? Or the CDC? Perhaps Dr. Fauci?

              The WHO (not the English rock band) now avers that the lockdowns are unnecessary—indeed counterproductive. But Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), recently warned us all that celebrating Thanksgiving at home with family and loved ones this year would be fraught with dire risk. Even more recently, Dr. Fauci, who loves to be the center of attention, had this to say about Thanksgiving gatherings during an interview with Norah O’Donnell of CBS News: “That is unfortunately a risk, when you have people coming from out of town, gathering together in an indoor setting. It is unfortunate, because that’s such a sacred part of American tradition — the family gathering around Thanksgiving. But that is a risk. Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition… You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering.”

              Hopefully, many of you snuck in a quiet Valentine’s Day tryst with your significant other before the lockdown late last winter, because that was the last “holiday” in which your masters in government allowed you to participate. Very early on in the pandemic, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day was deemed problematic, and, a few weeks later, we were told not to even think about acknowledging Easter. After that, we were warned to avoid participating in Memorial Day events. Then we were told not to celebrate Independence Day/The Fourth of July. The likelihood of contracting and/or spreading the coronavirus was added to the always imminent danger of blowing off our body parts while setting off fireworks, the experts said. Then came Labor Day. A great day to acknowledge the working class and the downtrodden victims of capitalism they said, but still we were not to gather in groups of more than six or ten, unless we were protesting/rioting-- in which case, according to “science,” the coronavirus cannot be spread.

              That takes us to Thanksgiving. Can’t be celebrated. Sorry, but there’s nothing to be thankful for anyway. Instead of gathering around the hearth with family and eating turkey, why don’t you rally with thousands of strangers and burn down some private businesses after “liberating” a couple pairs of shoes and a big screen television?

              And progressive commentators and politicians are just barely able to restrain themselves from prematurely announcing a ban on Christmas celebrations and worship as we head towards Year Two of The Lockdown. Look for these mandates to come down in the next few weeks.

              In 2021-- and likely beyond—Juneteenth and Kwanzaa may be the only holidays in which U.S. citizens will be officially allowed to participate.

              COVID-19 is not deadly to any but those who are elderly and who also have comorbidities. We have been the victims of a great hoax. Hopefully, as the other “WHO” (the rock band) put it in a famous song, “We won’t get fooled again.”

 

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Italian Couple Fined For Public Kiss

 

              You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss. Or is it?

              A couple in the northern Italian city of Milan has been fined 400 euros by police after they—gasp!-- kissed each other in public, violating COVID-19 regulations.

              The “incident” occurred on October 9th when the couple, a 40-year-old Italian man and his Polish fiancĂ©e, left their house to stroll to a local restaurant. While walking hand in hand, they kissed each other…and were almost immediately surrounded by police. The officers interrogated the couple noting that they had different addresses on their identification documents, according to the newspaper Il Giornale. Local regulations stipulate that people in public must remain a minimum of several feet away from each other if they are not wearing a mask, unless they are living together, so the polizia di stato promptly issued the fine, despite the man producing photographic evidence that the couple had been engaged for more than two years. The man is appealing the fine…thank the Lord.

              The fundamental things [still] apply as time goes by, do they not? No matter what else transpires, no matter how bad things get, the world will always welcome lovers…right? Apparently not.

  If we have even lost the ability to keep politics and “science” out of our romance and our kisses, we have lost our humanity, our soul.   

              COVID-19 won’t be the end of us, but our elites/experts/leaders/rulers reactions to it might make us wish that it was. It is entirely possible, masked up and locked down, that we may be spared death…only to fervently wish we hadn’t been.

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

On that you can rely
That no one can deny
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Excerpt from “As Time Goes By” (Casablanca)--© 1931 Warner Bros. Music Corporation, ASCAP

 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

CNN Says Things Will Never Go Back To Normal

 

A recent cnn.com article about the coronavirus pandemic opened by stating, “try to take heart in one discomfiting fact: Things are most likely never going ‘back to normal.’” (Yes, who doesn’t “take heart” at “discomfiting” things. Anybody at CNN have a dictionary?)

The piece mocked “back to normal” as a “well-worn phrase” that people “like to lean on,” nothing more than simple-minded “nostalgia for the world of January” when “life more closely resembled our past decades.” Perhaps, the author(s) mused, people yearn for things to “get back to normal” as “a bid to show control, to revert to a time when change was not so universally imposed upon us.” You think? It is, among other things, a desire to get out from under the heel of a tyrannical government and recoup their Constitutional, God-given rights.

The post suggests that those who hold jobs will continue to work from home, that shaking hands and embracing others will be things of the past, and that the majority of our interactions will be virtual rather than in person. It infers that many jobs are not coming back and that certain relatives might just have to continue to die alone, our goodbyes put on hold forever. It cites Thomas Davenport, the president's distinguished professor of information technology and management at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The professor states: "Politicians who pretend that 'normal' is just around the corner are fooling themselves or their followers, or perhaps both.” It went on to cite another Davenport remark: “People who suffer tragedies eventually return to their previous happiness level.” Pretty sure that’s not always the case, Tommy. Especially as regards those who once lived in a free society and have had their freedoms taken from them suddenly and capriciously. And, if this CNN article is correct, permanently.

The post notes that people who don’t quickly adapt to change tend to believe that what they remember as “normal” will return someday, and therefore delay modifying their outlook. (I love how leftists frequently put “normal” in quotes, as if it is the most preposterously unknowable word in the English language.) Professor Davenport opined that those who refuse to wear masks may be guilty of “normalcy bias,” the article states, “since they perceive this intrusion into [their] lives as a passing fad they don't need to embrace.” Translation: You do need to embrace it, so just deal with it. Forever. But do we really want to permanently live in a society where a petite young woman is tased and arrested by a policeman for not wearing a facial mask at a sparsely attended outdoor sports event?

The piece says that “permanently severing ties with January is not necessarily a bad thing,” according to psychologists. In fact, “The danger comes from hankering for normalcy again, rather than getting on with working out how to deal with whatever is ahead.” (Emphases mine.) What is “normal” after all? Leave your freedoms, your dignity, your religion and your lonely relatives behind. See, it’s not so bad, is it? You can take heart and worship us, instead. Because, you know, we progressives have your best interests in mind. “Arbeit macht frei, ja?”

The article eerily concludes that, “January is long gone, and it's not coming back. And, psychologists will tell you, that's only bad if you can't come to terms with it.”

It’s “only bad if you can’t come to terms with it?”

One could say that about anything. The Holocaust. Slavery. Painful rectal itch.

Or CNN.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Professor Says Free Speech Is Racist

 

              I stand corrected. I honestly believed that I could never again be exposed to a more insane comment or line of thinking than those to which I’ve already been sadly subjected. I was wrong.

              Naturally, the new nonsense comes from Upper Academia…specifically, Marquette University professor Jodi Melamed. Ms. Melamed gave a lecture titled “Understanding Racial Capitalism and the Open Secret of Racial Capitalist Violence” at St. Olaf college in Northfield, Minnesota, back on April 20th, 2018. I had, somehow, previously avoided her vile verbal effluvium until this past week. Why do leftists need so many words to describe their lectures and books? Perhaps it is tied in with their need to adorn their Priuses with two dozen bumper stickers, none of which are level, making their cars as cluttered as their minds.

              During her lecture, Professor Melamed defined racial capitalism as “a way of thinking about how racial procedures that differentially value and devalue, and devalued human beings are inseparable from capitalist relations of accumulation.” Say WHAT?!

Melamed stated: “In my book I focus on three domains of administration that reproduce capitalist violence as an open secret but all work together in practice. The first is police procedures, the second is the exercise of rights, especially individual rights, property rights, state’s rights [and] ‘free speech’ as well.” I bet her book is a real page-turner. So we should just exchange our local police forces, who are there to protect and serve our communities, for a police state, ban ‘free speech,’ ownership of property, and state’s rights and everything should be tickety-boo? In wanting to do away with the individual rights granted to us by our Creator, she obviously wishes to dispense with Him, too. He must be part of the problem, a supporter of merit-based, patriarchal free markets and white supremacy…and probably a transphobe, at that. Good riddance!

The anything-but-Divine Ms. M claims that the “dirty secret” is that socialism “has worked well” when practiced by people of the same group, but that as societies become more “racialized,” members of the majority conspire to limit welfare benefits for minorities. This is only wrong in…every single respect. Saying that true Socialism has never worked well anywhere it’s ever been tried is an understatement of biblical proportions. It killed more than 100 million people in the Twentieth Century alone. And it is progressives who incessantly seek to “racialize” society, and who demand ever-larger welfare states. In the West, those in the majority, always afraid of being labeled as racist or bigoted, never turn them down.

Madmel Melamed believes free speech is an “abstraction,” and warned of “property supremacists” and those in favor of “the unbridled right of entrepreneurs to accumulate capital.” She also specifically bemoaned the free speech granted to the “radical right’s propagandists who speak on college campuses.” If she was referring to the “radical right” in the political sense, they are almost never allowed on campus and are usually chased away when they are. If she was speaking of those college kids who are zealously in favor of individual rights, it must be the ones who are demanding that tampons be provided in men’s bathrooms.

Melamed believes if we eschew all of our so-called “rights,” we’ll be much better off. Let’s take her advice and let the Big Government bureaucrats who know best control everything and take care of us all. That’s always worked so well historically, has it not?

God, how I love the smell of the Gulag in the morning!  

Thursday, October 15, 2020

United States Navy SEALs, Army Going "Woke"

              The U.S. Navy SEALS have gone woke. Yes, (arguably) the toughest and fiercest group of warriors in the United States military have succumbed to political correctness and progressive dogma. The SEALs recently announced that they have changed their ethos and creed statements to make them gender neutral. Gone are such archaic and triggering terms as “brotherhood” and “man.” These vestiges of a non-inclusive yesteryear have been replaced by more welcoming if less specific terms. For example, their credo, “A common man with uncommon desire to succeed,” has been replaced by “Common citizens with uncommon desire to succeed.” Man Citizen, what an improvement! It’s always a good thing when you can say less with more words!  (I am surprised that progressives haven’t yet demanded the SEALs change their name. I mean, we can’t tolerate marine mammal nomenclature appropriation, can we?)

              If the SEALS are woke, the Army is napping. Literally. The Army recently released new guidelines for soldierly behavior. These include strategic and aggressive napping. The Army’s fitness and training field manual is now called the FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness manual and has deemphasized tough physical challenges in favor of goal setting, visualization, spiritual readiness and getting plenty of rest.

              The freshly-minted FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness manual advises, “Soldiers can use short, infrequent naps to restore wakefulness and promote performance. When routinely available sleep time is difficult to predict, soldiers might take the longest nap possible as frequently as time is available.” The new manual also has helpful tips on how to avoid injury while running, as well as entries on meditation, journaling and how “serving others” can help a soldier realize the “interconnectedness of all things and people.” Is there a section containing folk song lyrics?

              The section promoting quality sleep cautions soldiers to avoid video games, texting and other such activity before bed, and advises the troops to wind down by “listening to soothing music, reading, or taking a warm shower or bath” instead. What, no mention of warm milk and cookies? A furry little puppy? Piped in sounds of a babbling brook? Perhaps sergeants will now read bedtime stories to enlistees and gently caress them as they bid them to enter the land of nod.

              “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Be All You Can Be” just won’t cut it anymore. “Don’t Wake Me” and “Let It Be” are the new mottoes of a formerly formidable force.