Sunday, February 28, 2021

Florida Woman Fined $100,000 For Parking On Her Lawn

 

              A Florida woman has been slapped with fines amounting to over $160,000 for offenses she committed on her own property. What were these heinous crimes? Was she harboring a longtime meth lab? Selling illicit drugs and/or running a sex-trafficking ring out of her home? No.

              She parked one of her cars partially on her lawn.

            According to Section 6-30 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Lantana, "all off-street parking spaces, including driveways but not including parking spaces located in swale areas as permitted by section 17-34, shall be asphalt, concrete or block and shall be hard surfaced and in good repair in compliance with town codes."

              Sandy Martinez lives with her mother, her sister, and her three children — two of whom are of driving age. Since her household includes four drivers, their four vehicles don’t fit neatly into the driveway. Therefore, one of the four vehicles is often parked partially on her grass. The horror!

              Martinez—and the Institute for Justice— announced via a recent news conference that they are suing the town of Lantana, WPTV-Television reported. You go girl!

 Martinez says that after she was originally cited for the violation, she called the city, but an inspector never came to her residence. More than a year later, she learned that she had been fined $250 a day for 407 days for the offense, totaling $101,750. On top of that, the city hit Martinez with $65,000 in additional fines for cosmetic violations, such as cracks in the driveway and a broken fence.

"I've been living here for 17 years now and I'm being fined over $160,000 for parking on my own property," Martinez noted during the press conference. That is government of, by and for the people!

Good thing she didn’t have a non-standard trash or recycling receptacle, or she might be in prison. If the government can fine its citizens for this, it can fine them for anything. Paint your house the wrong color? Cough up the green, offender! Put your Christmas lights up to soon? That’s going to cost you 50-grand! We may soon be fined for putting our Christmas lights up at all, come to think of it. The only proper response to this egregious bureaucratic overreach is a hearty “F**k you”-- and a lawsuit.

              In this case, it is a local government that is to blame. Florida as a whole is a great state in which to live. Therefore, I’m calling on the state’s great governor, Ron DeSantis, to step in and do the right thing by Martinez. No resident of the United States should be treated like this.

              We are paying for illegal aliens’ health care and education, and shielding them in sanctuary cities, regardless of their criminal background.

              We should not treat our own citizens far worse.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Biden Calls Chinese Genocide "Cultural Norm"

 

             As has been written about elsewhere, President Biden essentially defended Xi Jinping’s genocide of the Uyghurs during a recent CNN townhall meeting in Milwaukee. When he was asked about the ongoing genocide of the over one million Muslims that have been held in secretive detention camps without legal precedent or due process since 2014, he basically repeated Chinese Communist Party (CCP) talking points. He replied, somewhat unintelligibly, “The central principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightening control in China, and he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that. I point out to him, no American president can be sustained as a president if he doesn’t reflect the values of the United States, and so the idea that I’m not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uyghurs in western mountains of China, and Taiwan, trying to end the One China Policy by making it forceful, I say – and by the he says – he gets it.”

           And then, incredibly, Biden added: “Culturally there are different norms in each country and their leaders are expected to follow.” Their leaders are expected to follow? Imprisonment without trial, harvesting the organs of people while they are still alive, and mass killing for political reasons are simply “cultural norms?!”

Holocaust. Gang rape. Pedophilia. Female genital mutilation. Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, right? Tolerance! Inclusion! The Two Pillars of Wokism! Yet, a Republican, conservative, or Christian saying that they believe there are only two sexes or that they think there was widespread voter fraud in the past election is utterly intolerable! Baylor students wanted a Christian lecturer fired after she had the temerity to question Biden’s (unconstitutional) executive order promoting the “rights” of transgender “women” to compete in women’s sports and use women’s locker rooms and bathrooms. The lecturer said, “What if I don’t want biological boys in the bathroom with my biological daughter? Do the 99% of us who do not struggle with gender dysphoria have a voice?”

 

No.

 

Because that is not the kind of tolerance and inclusion that progressives favor.

 

In fact, they appear to believe the tolerant and inclusive thing to do in these cases is to: “Attack them! Cancel them! Have at their genitals!”

If they really wanted to be progressive, they could just throw us to the lions like the Romans occasionally did to Christians nearly 2000 years ago.

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Immigration And Insanity

 

Not a day goes by without students at this or that university proclaiming that their school “sits on stolen land!” They demand acknowledgement of that “fact” as an admittance of others wrongdoing and a down-payment on reparations…while continuing to attend those schools. Leftists love to point out that America—and Americans—are living on “stolen land,” though they themselves get a pass because they are pointing this heinous inequity out to less sensitive and socially aware types.

But let’s look at the actual facts. There were very few native Americans populating the lands that would become America prior to the arrival of Europeans. What would eventually become the United States was a vast open wilderness, much of it until the Twentieth Century. Only a few million indigenous peoples lived here.

 Yet, now that the country has matured and parts of it are overcrowded and suffer from a lack of housing (in large part due to progressive policies), these self-same leftists demand that we let anyone into the country that wishes to come here, legally or not. Especially not. We must allow countless hordes of people to pour over our southern border, COVID-stricken though they may be, even though American citizens can’t be allowed to return to their homeland without submitting to a Coronavirus test and a possible quarantine. You see, to impede the throngs of illegal aliens streaming across our borders would be immoral. They have every right to be here. Who are we to say they don’t? Oddly enough, leftists believe that Native Americans had the right to come here from whence they originally hailed, dating back to the Cradle of Civilization, and that anyone in the world should be welcomed into the country now, but that the mostly European immigration that founded the nation, advanced the cause of freedom around the world, and led to the majority of inventions and innovations that made nearly everyone’s lives easier, safer and more productive was completely beyond the pale.

Why do so many people want to come here anyway? The same leftists that now want to let everyone into the nation tell us—and the world at large-- that America is nothing but a sorry cesspool of racists, misogynists, bigots, toxic masculinity, science deniers and people who cling to their God and their guns. It is surpassingly strange that all these people believe life is better here than in their home nations.

Do not let leftists get away with saying that Caucasian-Americans don’t have a right to live in the U.S. but everyone else does. Do not let them tell you that America was somehow stolen from its natives but that most other nations, except Israel of course, are legitimate and should be respected. Do not let them tell you that invasive species are an existential threat to our ecosystem and way of life but that illegal aliens are a great benefit to our society.

Do not let them tell you that you-- middle-class patriotic Americans-- are the problem and everyone else is the solution.

Lies are lies, even if a great many try to tell you otherwise. The truth is that the truth shall set you free.

Anything else is fake news.

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Americans Losing Their Lust For Freedom, Independence

 

The United States used to be the unquestioned world leader in freedom. The nation was born via the Declaration of Independence. It successfully fought a great civil war to free the slaves and bring its founding proclamations and principles to all of its citizens. Later, it fought to free other states from Fascism and Communism, again at great cost.

For over two centuries, its citizens seemed steeped in freedom, something they revered above all else. They cherished limited government, republicanism, individual rights, pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps, taking off on “road trips” down Route 66 and many other highways and byways, and the chance to create and run their own businesses.  

Whether they admitted it or not, countless millions of people around the world knew this and respected it. Countless millions—perhaps billions-- benefitted from this uniquely American affinity for real freedom. Freedom from oppressive governments.

Tragically, the Wuhan Flu, among other things, appears to have destroyed Americans’ independent spirit. We here in the U.S. have been locked down for nearly a year now…and a simple majority appear to like it. When we are told that we must not leave our homes, we say, “Yes sir/ma’am!” When we are informed that the jobs that allow us to feed our families and keep the power on in our homes are not “essential,” we bow our heads and think to ourselves: “Dang it.” When told to wear a mask over our mouths we do so without reservation. When told to wear two, many comply as well. When informed that we may “have to” wear these masks for another year, we shrug and smile wanly. Not that anyone could see it…or any other facial expression we may otherwise have exhibited.

It is shocking and depressing to me that the U.S. now can look to other countries for a lesson in how to stand up to tyranny and stand up for freedom. But that is the bizarro world in which we live. Australia is now in a pitched battle with Facebook over control of that nation’s news outlets. And they are standing firm…if not winning. Poland has proposed $13.5 million fines on Big Tech companies who engage in ideological censorship. Sweden stood nearly alone in not locking down its economy and enforcing mask mandates in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it reached herd immunity earlier than other nations, and didn’t destroy small businesses and ruin the quality of life for the majority of its citizens. And French—yes, FRENCH—politicians and academics have gone on record as being deeply worried about the Marxist, multicultural rot and cancel culture emanating from American colleges and universities. Moreover, numerous world leaders, including Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, have decried Twitter’s banning of former President Donald Trump from its platform.

When nations around the world, including Sweden, France and Mexico, appear more willing to defend the values for which America was once almost singularly associated than America is, it reflects poorly on us. It might be time for Americans to take a good, hard, honest look in the mirror.

We might be shocked at what we see.

 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Black Sleep Matters

Teen Vogue magazine recently published an article by two writers who are calling for “rest reparations” in addition to the regular, old, garden-variety reparations for African-Americans which advocates have been advocating for years. Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa contend that, on average, black lives are shorter than white ones because black people experience “generational fatigue” due solely to the fact that they are, in fact, black. The two allege that “the American dream is a sleepless one” for black folks, and claim to have had an epiphany when they realized the reason they were always tired was because they were impacted by "hundreds of years of sleep deprivation" that was due to systemic racism. Their article, titled "Black Power Naps is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep," reveals the Black Power Naps initiative, which purports to be an "artistic initiative with components including physical installations, zines, an opera, and more." Huh?

Acosta told the magazine that black people and people of color inherited sleep deprivation through years of slavery and control, saying, “We're dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a ... deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble. That same tactic has only evolved." Huh?

Sosa insisted that generations of slavery have made it imperative for black people and people of color to rest as much as they can in the following generations. I’ve read that it isn’t really possible for one person to “catch up on sleep” in his or her own lifetime, so I seriously doubt one could “catch up on sleep” that one’s great-great-great-great grandfather was deprived of. Acosta, Sosa, and other activists are calling for rest reparations in the form of longer breaks, sabbaticals and time off from work and other strenuous activities. They claim that Black Power Naps is also “a way to push back against the false stereotype that black people are lazy.” Yes, asking for more breaks, time off and nap-time at work will certainly help dispel that false notion.

The drowsy duo add that it is imperative that black people and people of color be allowed to dream properly, noting that, "The dream space is a crucial space to make sense of your reality and properly process the violence that may be happening.” Apparently, I, too, need more sleep, because I’m having difficulty making sense of reality right now.

Sosa also complained that it’s unfair that black people and people of color have to go out amid a global pandemic to demand rest reparations, as this just makes them suffer from even greater exhaustion. She whined: "We are having to go out in the streets during a pandemic, expending our energy in really huge amounts in order to ask for reparations and rest and energy. It is a .... double-edged sword to navigate as an activist or organizer. You are putting your body on the line to reclaim it. That creates a lot of burnout. We have people who are 20, 21, they are burnt out. They need time off. They need to not only sleep, but to know their people are going to be OK, to know they're going to be OK, to know they can take a break." Give us a break.

Soon we will see mattress outlets with “Black Sleep Matters” signs in their windows. Ads will appear for a “My Black Pillow.” Perhaps a Black Sleep Squadron will be created to enforce the new rest reparations.

“Black Power Naps?” Seriously? That’s a bit infantile, is it not? What’s next, Black Power Rangers, Black Power Tools, Black Power Boats, Black Power Point Presentations, a lottery for people of color only called Black Power Ball?

This is sadly and unnecessarily demeaning to black people. So-called progressives are demanding we ignore the contents of people’s character and instead see everything in terms of skin color. In one sense, it’s a black and white issue.

In another sense…it shouldn’t be.

 

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Merrick Garland Senate Confirmation Hearing

 

Merrick Garland Senate Confirmation Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee

 

Patrick Leahy (D-VT): Welcome Mr. Garland. Might I say your august reputation proceeds you into this chamber. I promise we won’t be too hard on you. (Chuckles softly.) Of course, I can’t say that about my Republican colleagues.

Garland: Thank you, senator.

Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Mr. Garland, where were you born?

Garland: That’s a difficult question, senator.

Graham: It is? (shocked)

Garland: So is that one.

Diane Feinstein (D-CA): Mr. Garland, you have a peerless educational background. I see you went to Harvard College and then graduated from Harvard Law School, correct?

Garland: That seems likely, though I don’t want to swear to it at this time.

John Cornyn (R-TX): Mr. Garland, do you believe there are more than two sexes?

Garland: That’s a very difficult question, senator.

Cornyn: No it isn’t.

Garland: Yes it is!

Cornyn: Aha! You can give a definitive answer!

Garland: I’d rather not say at this juncture.

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): Mr. Garland, thank you for appearing before us today. You are certainly an esteemed juror, a pillar of jurisprudence, as it were. Do you agree that Tom Brady is a cheat and a poopy face?

Garland: I haven’t really thought about it.

Mike Lee (R-UT): Mr. Garland, do you believe there is any scenario in which Trump supporters should not be considered domestic terrorists?

Garland: Maybe if it happened at night.

Lee (incredulous): Um, uh…so if the Capitol incursion had happened at night that would have been okay?

Garland: That’s hard to say…and not what I said…I think.

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): Mr. Garland, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Garland: You know, madam senator…that’s a real tough one.

Ted Cruz (R-TX): Mr. Garland, do you believe in objective truth. Do you believe in reality?

Garland: Those are real puzzlers, senator Cancun…I mean Cruz. I am unprepared to comment on these kinds of questions.

Christopher Coons (D-DE): Mr. Garland, do you think Trump or Limbaugh was the bigger racist?

Tom Cotton (R-AR): Senator Coons, you might want to change your last name before you call others racist!

Coons: Says a guy whose last name is Cotton!

Josh Hawley (R-MO): For crying out loud, can we bring these proceedings back to some level of sanity, please? Mr. Garland, what are your views on global warming—or should I say ‘climate change?’

Garland: Senator, I really haven’t thought about that lately, so I don’t have an answer for you.

Mazie Hirono (D-HI): Mr. Garland, objectively speaking, do you believe that hate speech isn’t free speech and that so-called ‘Big Tech’ companies are entirely justified in their valiant efforts to cleanse their platforms from radical right-wing bullshit?

Garland: Well, I will say that I don’t much like it when people disagree with me.

John Kennedy (R-LA): Mr. Garland, let me turn that question around. Do you believe that giant multinational corporations-- and unelected judges for that matter-- have the ‘right’ to essentially and effectively repeal the Bill of Rights?

Garland: Senator JFK, I really haven’t thought about it…or anything lately…so I must plead the Fifth on that one.

                                                      [Fade]

 

 

 

Monday, February 22, 2021

U.S. Plagued By Systemic Racism?

 

1)      The U.S. is a racist, bigoted, misogynistic hellhole of oppression and capitalistic excess…and

2)      The U.S. has a moral obligation to let in the teeming throngs of people from around the world who desperately want to come here.

 Square those two fundamental Democratic Party notions if you can.


         

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Canadian Supreme Court Says Truth Can Be Hate Speech

              The Canadian Supreme Court recently decided, vis-√†-vis free speech, that “Truthful statements can be presented in a manner that would meet the definition of hate speech.” And consequently that, “Not all truthful statements must be free from restriction.” If a statement is truthful, how can it be hateful? It can be painful, hard to face, repugnant, but not “hate speech.”

              “I don’t love you” is not hate speech. “Not all Black people are great swimmers” is not hate speech.” “All lives matter” is not hate speech. “I don’t want to pay for your birth control” is not hate speech. “Donald Trump exaggerates a lot” is not hate speech. “Sorry to say, but in my opinion that dress does make you look a bit plump” is not hate speech. And, dare I say it, “Men are not women and women are not men” is not hate speech. Facts and truth cannot be hate speech, period.   

              Always be aware of who wants to censor whom. The why should then be obvious. Censorship always hurts the weak and helps the strong…those in power who make the rules.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Progressives Deny Existence Of Truth, Morality

 

Progressives believe that the very nature of right and wrong, of morality itself, is fungible and changes over time. And, if that is so, then no single morality can be deemed true, or good…or even demonstrably better than another. John Dewey, an early progressive, explicitly denied that morality has any fixed meaning. He said we must “advance to a belief in a plurality of changing, moving, individualized goods and ends.” Woodrow Wilson agreed, saying, “the hope of society lies in an infinite individual variety, in the freest possible play of individual forces.” In other words, the one true morality is knowing there is no one true morality…and therefore everyone should be free to choose his or her own ethics and moral philosophy.

The remarkable thing about progressive’s ideology is that they are all about identity politics, groups and communal nature. They renounce the Founders’ core belief that man possesses individual rights granted by his Creator. Yet they believe that every individual can simply select their own morality and truth, neither of which is in any way fixed. Amazing.

Progressives disdain the past. And who can blame them? In place of Socrates and Plato they have installed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Chuck Schumer. Instead of Ernie Pyle and Walter Cronkite we have Rachel Maddow and Brian Stelter. Bach and Beethoven have given way to Megan Thee Stallion and Miley Cyrus. Hamlet? Nah, the Vagina Monologues!

Leftists denigrate the past and celebrate…themselves. They eschew wisdom, philosophy and experience, and proudly claim to “follow the science.” Where do they think science came from? Science got many things wrong in the past, just as it gets many things wrong in the present…and will get many things wrong in the future. If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be science. See “the scientific method.” Leftists put inordinate trust in so-called “experts” and believe these unelected elites should be charged with directing the lives of all of us deplorables in fly-over country.

Worse yet, as previously noted, they wish to deprive us of our inherent natural rights, the “negative” rights that prohibit government from arbitrarily depriving us of life, liberty and happiness. They simultaneously proclaim that we (especially those in favored groups) have “positive” rights, such as “freedom from want,” or “freedom from fear,” rights that only government can grant us.

This is bullsh*t, of course. No one is owed or entitled to anything apart from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We, who did not and could not ask to be born, don’t have a “right” to be wealthy, live forever, never be challenged, eat whatever we want and never get fat, win every bet we place, and do whatever we like with no consequences. We do have a right not to have all our possessions stripped from us by a greedy and capricious government. We do have a right not to be wrongfully or arbitrarily imprisoned or executed by a tyrannical government. If we can’t agree on even this, then, well, the fat pleasantly proportioned lady has sung.

The phrase “There is a war on_____” is overused. But progressives are currently and undeniably conducting a war on truth and morality. They are aided in this endeavor by spineless R.I.N.O.s who make the “cheese eating surrender monkeys” of The Simpsons fame look like the 300 Spartans of Thermopylae.

If they win this war, the concepts of absolute truth and morality will still exist. But the United States of America, for all intents and purposes, will not.

 

 

Friday, February 19, 2021

New U.S. Navy Task Force To Combat Structural And Interpersonal Biases

 

            The United States will soon fully unleash a new naval task force, Task Force Navy One, or TF1N. What will this mighty force be charged with combatting? The rise of China? Russia? The Hermit Kingdom of North Korea? Iran? Global terrorism?

None of the above. The force was actually established “to combat discrimination in the Navy”-- by requiring its members to "advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy." Every single one. No matter if he/she/they/xir/xie lived experience includes a proclivity for pedophilia, polyamory or a fondness for riding crops.

Task Force Navy One’s mission, one each and every sailor must accept, is to "address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness." (I clearly see the Village People singing their 1979 hit In the Navy.)

A recent TF1N press release noted: "The task force will seek to promptly address the full spectrum of systemic racism, advocate for the needs of underserved communities, work to dismantle barriers and equalize professional development frameworks and opportunities within the Navy.”

It sure as hell won’t have any time left over to, say, protect the nation it’s supposed to serve. But that’s not important now. Though those in the force won’t be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, they will be required to recite the TF1N Pledge, according to a report it recently released. Put your hand over your favorite body part and say it with me now:

As a key member of Task Force One Navy I will invest the time, attention and empathy required to analyze and evaluate Navy-wide issues related to racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases.

I pledge to be actively inclusive in the public and private spheres where I live and work, and proactively encourage others to do the same.

I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy.

I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge-sharing to better myself and my communities.

I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments.

I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.

The report also conveyed instructions for how commanders are to interact with fellow Navy members:

At the command level, we need to: a. Start a dialogue with your superiors, peers and teams and listen to their personal stories and experiences. If we have not directly experienced racism, sexism, ageism, or other forms of discrimination, it is often difficult to realize they exist. However, they do exist in our Navy and country, and it is our responsibility to eliminate them. b. Keep the conversation going. Practice inclusion every day by integrating Sailor and civilian perspectives in early stages of problem-solving and idea generation. In each meeting you have and problem you tackle, include all perspectives to gather varied points of view that will help you make the best decision.

It is the Navy’s job to eliminate all forms of discrimination in the country? What about the massive surge in cancel culture and the overt attacks on conservatives? Will it be tasked with bombing Silicon Valley?

The Task Force Navy One leadership has even created recommendations related to the naming of buildings, streets and ships. I can’t wait for the commissioning of the USS Pangender, the USS Caitlyn Jenner, and the USS RuPaul. (“We’re coming at you big boys! Are those 50-caliber guns on your deck or are you just happy to see us?!”)

Go back and reread the first stanza of the TF1N Pledge. Please. Notice that it lists “ableism” as one of the “structural and interpersonal biases” that need to be dealt with. Ableism! In the military! Yes, the fact that someone is highly skilled at piloting a ship, landing an aircraft, analyzing radar and sonar returns or targeting weapons systems is no reason for them to be given the job over another who happens to be utterly incompetent. That would be ableist, unfair and non-inclusive!

Not to be left behind, the U.S. Army is also leaving behind traditional norms and will go woke or go broke. Starting later this month, women in the United States Army will be permitted to wear ponytails, earrings, lipstick, and nail polish while in their combat uniform. And so will the men, I’m sure. Or at least those that claim to be women. Push-up bras, crotchless panties, Ben-Wa balls and genital piercings will most likely also be allowed as long as they aren’t visible to other sailors during active duty drills or wartime combat missions.

Straights, gays, lesbians, transgenders, pan-genders, etc., all sharing the same ship or general quarters, wearing whatever they want? What could be less confusing and more conducive to focus and team building, right?

In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)
They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit
Who me?
They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit
But, but, but, I'm afraid of water.
Hey, hey look
Man, I get seasick even watchin' it on the TV!
They want you, they want you in the navy
Oh my goodness.
What am I gonna do in a submarine?
They want you, they want you in the navy
In the navy

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Studies Show Westerners Getting Dumber

 

Recent studies have shown that I.Q. scores have been declining in Western nations for decades. Evan Horowitz, director of research and communication at FCLT Global, wrote a post for nbcnews.com in which he stated: “A range of studies using a variety of well-established IQ tests and metrics have found declining scores across Scandinavia, Britain, Germany, France and Australia.” Horowitz added that this plunge in cognitive ability could well lead to “fewer scientific breakthroughs, stagnant economies and a general dimming of our collective future.” Duh.

These findings have led some to issue dire predictions of a general dumbing down of certain selective populations. “Global dumbing” as I call it, though the rising idiocy appears to be concentrated in the West. Perhaps “intellect change” would be a more inclusive and palatable term. I have previously written about this emerging phenomenon/escalating crisis, and it was rather prophetically parodied in the 2006 movie “Idiocracy.”

So, is it true? Are we getting dumber? The studies themselves would appear to provide empirical evidence that this is indeed the case, but perhaps we should look at some anecdotal evidence, as well.

 Popular television shows from the early days of the medium included “Gunsmoke,” “Perry Mason,” “Night Gallery” and “The Twilight Zone.” Popular television shows in recent years include “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “The Bachelor,” “Jersey Shore” and “The Masked Singer.” Doh!

Well, how about music? Can we trace Cardi B’s musical lineage back to, say, Bach or Amadeus? Sinatra?

Okay, let’s look at the arts. Can earlier depictions of the Virgin Mary, such as Raphael’s The Alba Madonna, compare to Chris Ofili’s 1996 version?  

So how about politics? Surely Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are on par with Washington and Lincoln, Disraeli and Churchill. No?

What about architecture? Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, the Vanderbilt Mansion, the Golden Gate Bridge and St. Louis’ Gateway Arch all must have their modern-day counterparts, correct? Oh well, we’re damn good at making Wal-Marts!  

Come to think of it, we haven’t been back to the moon in over 48 years, either.

Circa 1960 we thought anything was possible. And shortly thereafter people envisioned a Jetsons-like society of the future. Perhaps sadly—and certainly ironically—after decades of progressivism, we are now laser-focused on how many genders there may be…and if our breakfast foods are racist.

Ergo, based on the preponderance of the evidence, it is true.

We is gettin’ dummer.

 

 

         Remember not to use animal terms as insults to humans! This can be demeaning to animals! And it perpetuates "speciesism!" Here's a helpful substitute word guide from our friends at PETA:

                               

        (But, is this not hurtful to cowards, snitches, jerks, and repulsive and lazy people?)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Acronyms Now Racist

 

Acronyms are racist, too. Yes, acronyms.

 Sam Bass, the San Francisco Unified School District Arts Department Director, says the use of acronyms furthers white supremacy. Which is why the organization is changing its name from the acronym “VAPA,” for “Visual and Performing Arts,” to the blander “SFUSD Arts Department.”

“We are prioritizing antiracist arts instruction in our work,” Bass said. “It is a very simple step we can take to just be referred to as the SFUSD Arts Department for families to better understand who we are.” Places where visual and performing arts occur, perhaps?

Director Bass believes that the abundance of acronyms in the education field “often tends to alienate those who may not speak English.” Apparently, Bass was awakened to the evil of acronyms by a decades old paper titled  White Supremacy Culture” by Tema Okun of National-Louis University, who managed to ascertain that “our culture perpetuates racism when things continue to be written down in a certain way.” Literary and historical continuity perpetuates racism? And I thought it added to consistency and comprehension. 

And anyway, isn’t SFUSD itself an acronym? Well, maybe. Whereas an acronym is a noun meaning “an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word, such as “NASA,” it is simultaneously a blanket term that can also encompass initialisms. An initialism is a phrase indicated by abbreviating the first letter of each word in it, but it is unpronounceable as a unique word. Instead, initialisms are pronounced by saying each letter of the word individually. LGBTQ and FBI would be examples.

 

The first acronyms were telegraphic code developed for the United Press Association in 1879. The code abbreviated “Supreme Court of the United States” as SCOTUS and “President of the...” as POT, which gave way to POTUS by 1895. After World War II (WWII), the use of acronyms and initialisms became much more common. But now, like almost everything else, they may soon be forbidden.

 

WTF? IMO this is nuts. How can an “abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words” be a vehicle for white supremacy? Things have really gotten FUBAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

To Democrats, Unity Equals Repression

 

Democrats really do want “unity”…as long as it’s achieved through the total elimination of their political and ideological opposition. They are tolerant, in the sense that they allow women to have penises, and men to have vaginas. Hell, they’ll let you pick any one of a vast panoply of genders. They’ll tout gay marriage as equally beneficial, covenantal, and holy as heterosexual unions…if not more so. You can be any gender, color, or species you like, burn down buildings (as long as they are not theirs), loot and steal…and still be a victim. Diversity is our strength and highest value, right? But, disagree with any of this, and you are worse than Hitler. You are anathema that must be erased.

 You see, Democrats also believe we all must hold the exact same opinions on spending, taxes, environmental policy, the economy, equality, the Bill of Rights/Constitution, the size and composition of government, history, past leaders, the role of religion, abortion, civil rights, healthcare, mask wearing, vaccines, lockdowns, BLM, Antifa, mail-in ballots, election integrity, sustainable energy, climate change, border walls, foreign policy, etc., etc. To channel a former president, they want to make one thing perfectly clear: while we all should have our choice of a limitless number of sexes, of which there are really only two, diversity of the perception and thought that makes us human, is bad. That’s why conservatives must be silenced, cancelled, re-educated, or eliminated.

I ask you one question: what would the founders do if they were alive today and facing this kind of insanity and oppression? Can you imagine Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Ilhan Omar or AOC telling George Washington, John Adams or Thomas Jefferson how they-- and their supporters—must think and behave? Good Lord! They took on the largest military and most powerful navy the world had ever known to that point…even though they didn’t have either themselves! And they did this because they weren’t being properly represented. Their voices were being ignored or mocked. Sound familiar?   

To today’s Democratic Party leaders, freedom is scary, truth is the enemy, and repression equals unity.

George Washington said, “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” What would he have said to Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey? “Which way to the slaughterhouse?”

John Adams wrote, “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” I, for one, would like to have seen him “debate” Pelosi, Schumer, Omar or Ocasio-Cortez.  

Thomas Jefferson, supposedly the founder of the Democratic Party, once noted: “I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal hostility to all forms of tyranny over the minds of man.” Today’s Democrats could not have moved any further from that belief. I wonder what Jefferson would tell Biden and company if he were alive today?

I swear, on the altar of God, I would love to know.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Breast Milk, Chest Milk

 

United Kingdom health officials recently directed nurses at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS (National Health Service) Trust to quit using the terms “breast milk” and “breastfeeding.” According to a 19-page document cited by Sky News on February 10th, the health care centers instructed nurses in prenatal units to use more gender-inclusive phrases such as “human milk,” “chest milk,” and “milk from a feeding parent” in order to be more inclusive and welcoming to “trans and non-binary birthing people.”

The hospital system also urged its health care professionals to avoid the terms “mothers” and “women” unless called for in specific cases. The new guidelines suggested they use gender-neutral terms such as “parents” and “people” instead.

The hospitals tweeted: “Today we are launching the UK’s first clinical and language guidelines supporting trans and non-binary birthing people. We are proud to care for trans and non-binary people.”

The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS also released a statement proudly noting: “As midwives and birth workers, we focus on improving access and health outcomes for marginalized and disadvantaged groups.” And to hell with anyone else. Just kidding, they didn’t actually say that.

“Midwives,” though? How backward and non-woke is that?! Shouldn’t that term, too, be shit-canned in favor of, say, “midpartners,” “midpeople,” “midthey.” Or perhaps “midpeople helping support trans and non-binary birthing people?” Much better, no?

I have previously written about this topic

Twice, in fact. But, hell, why not milk it for all it’s worth? It’s good to keep abreast of current events.

But I do not want to be too flippant about this. It is a very slippery—and dangerous-- path we go down when we deliberately and wantonly disassociate gender, sex, and their accompanying physical attributes from procreation and child-raising. If people who can’t give birth (because they are men) are referred to as “birthing people” and those who can’t impregnate women (because they are women and lack a penis and the ability to produce semen) are referred to as a “man” or “father” we are nearing the point of rendering language moot. To say nothing of thought, logic or reason. And life itself.

This insistence on overturning reality will prove to be very harmful to the family over time. And, since the family is the most important building block of any society, this, in turn, will be extremely damaging to the nation as a whole.

In this case, tolerance is not a virtue, but a curse.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Biden Policies Putting Americans Last

 

President Biden was very busy his first week in office: eliminating jobs, angering a friendly border nation, appeasing enemies, threatening any and all domestic opposition, reattaching his nation to a ridiculous “climate accord,” ensuring men can play women’s sports and use their locker-rooms and bathrooms, and otherwise attempting to inflict as much harm on the nation he leads as humanly possible in such a short time span.

Biden let Dr. Fauci make the announcement that his administration is ending the Trump Administration’s Mexico City Policy Agreement and will thereby once again commit the U.S. to begin using federal tax dollars, more commonly known as American taxpayer’s money, to pay for abortions in foreign countries. We know American colonists became enraged when king George III taxed them without granting them representation. Today, the large majority of Americans don’t wish to have their money taken from them to pay for the killing of diminutive foreigners. Seems logical. Even moral. But what recourse do they have?

Reports also surfaced that the nascent Biden Administration was planning to administer the coronavirus vaccine to terrorist suspects at Guant√°namo Bay-- including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has boasted of masterminding the 9/11 attacks that killed roughly 3,000 Americans in 2001-- in a matter of days. Don’t worry about granny or fret about your spouse, just celebrate the fact that we are taking good care of those that killed so many of us and would do so again in a heartbeat. “America First” is out with the bad old Orange Man! Yay! After pressure from some congressional Republicans, the pentagon has now apparently decided to postpone vaccinating the Gitmo detainees until more American citizens have been inoculated.

What does the president’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, have to say about all of this? Not much, really. She’s too busy ducking questions to have time to answer them. When asked a question about alleged Biden family grift, she responded by saying, “The president is committed to ensuring we have the most ethically vigorous administration in history.” Right. Now tell us the one about the three bears.

Biden’s deputy press secretary, T.J. Ducklo, recently announced that news organizations tracking in “conspiracy” will no longer be allowed in the White House. This essentially means that the administration will look to ban conservative media from the briefing room. Ducklo, however, even more recently resigned due to backlash from his threatening to “destroy” a female reporter who questioned him regarding a personal matter.*

Yes, prohibit news outlets and reporters with whom you disagree from getting a chance to query you! That is the very essence of democracy! Also, it will make it a lot easier to appear “ethically vigorous” if you aren’t ever challenged about such things.

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*Ducklo, however, even more recently resigned due to backlash from his threatening to “destroy” a female reporter who questioned him regarding a personal matter.  

 

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Double The Fun With Democrats!

 

Hi all! Remember, you get Double the Fun with Democrats! Not just one, but two impeachments of former President Trump. You get to wear not one, but two masks, possibly for perpetuity. You get two presidents for the price of one! And often hear President Biden espouse two sides to any issue, even though you know which one he will actually choose. (See the previous sentence.)  You get two sets of rules and two different approaches to justice, depending on your political beliefs! White, Christian, doing okay? You’ll be sorry for all of those sins. Transgendered, mulatto, bisexual, atheist transvestite? You are a hero! We’ll double your votes…and promise to pack the court with twice the number of Supreme Court Justices as currently exist. By Godlessness, if we prevail, we might even be able to promise you two Americas, one red, one blue. One just for us, one just for you!

 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Biden To Make Military Stand Down To Purge Extremists

            President Harris’ Biden’s Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, recently ordered military-wide stand-downs pausing regular activity to “address white nationalism” in the ranks and rid the military of “extremists and racists.” Neither Austin nor anyone in the Pentagon bothered to say how “extremism” will be defined or dealt with. Perhaps anyone who voted for Donald J. Trump will be given a dishonorable discharge…or be summarily executed.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters, “We don’t know how we’re going to be able to get after this in a meaningful, productive, tangible way and that is why he had this meeting today and that is why he certainly ordered this stand-down.” Well that certainly clears things up and inspires confidence.

Are there plans to rid the military of Muslim extremists? Christians? Jews? White people? Patriots? Those who wish to defend the Constitution? Those who know how to shoot a gun? What a slap in the face—again—to those who serve. First the Bite Me administration makes the National Guard hang out in drafty parking ramps and now this? We are going to end up with a military force composed entirely pf transgenders, members of the LGBTQIIA+ community, and socialists. The military will soon resemble the San Francisco City Council. And it will be about as effective.

But at least there won’t be any “extremists” in it.

Pass the needles. Don’t mind the poop.