Friday, December 31, 2021

Amazon's Alexa Has Shocking Advice For Young Girl

 

            Stories of Amazon’s Alexa are now legion…if not all true. Parrots using it to order merchandise. Alexa listening in on couples’ intimate talk.

And now telling a young girl to perform an incredibly dangerous and foolhardy TikTok stunt.

The company claims it has updated its Alexa voice assistant after it "challenged" a 10-year-old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted electrical plug.

Alexa made the suggestion after the girl asked it for a "challenge to do". The apparently demonic smart speaker replied: "Plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.”

 

"The penny challenge" began showing up on TikTok and other social media websites about a year ago. Short-circuiting electrical conduits in this manner can cause fires, severe shocks, injuries, or potentially even death.

 

The young girl’s mom tweeted that when she heard Alexa’s instructions, she intervened by yelling "No, Alexa, no!" She also noted that her daughter was "too smart to do something like that".

 

Amazon released a statement to the BBC saying: "Customer trust is at the center of everything we do and Alexa is designed to provide accurate, relevant, and helpful information to customers. As soon as we became aware of this error, we took swift action to fix it." Sure.

 

“Accurate, relevant, and helpful information?” How many other instances like this may have occurred? Amazon may have fixed the TikTok connection, but what about everything else?

 

Alexa: “Open the pantry and drink the whole bottle of olive oil.”

 

Alexa: “Go to your neighbor’s yard and yank hard on their rottweiler’s tail.”

 

Alexa: “Put your hand on the glowing burner on the stove in the kitchen-- and then blindfold yourself and slowly walk across the street.”

 

Alexa: “Take off all your clothes before you get on your school bus today.”

 

Etc.

 

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Pandemic 2022: Bird Flu

 

Wuhan Flu COVID-19, Beta Variant, Delta Variant, Lambda Variant, Mu Variant, Omicron Variant…had enough yet? They just keep coming. And now “experts” are warning that a massive bird flu outbreak could be 2022’s deadly pandemic. Yes, scientists are now saying that a significant outbreak of bird flu in Israel’s Galilee could become a “mass disaster” for human beings, a global emergency.

Though most strains of avian flu (H5N1) are not easily transmitted to people, the World Health Organization says the virus is deadly to those it does infect, killing over half of those who contract it. Israeli ornithologist Yossi Leshem recently told The Daily Beast that it is the ability of these viruses to mutate into new strains, à la the coronavirus, that is most worrisome. Leshem, a zoologist at Tel Aviv University, stated, “There could be a mutation that also infects people and turns into a mass disaster.”

One gets the impression that authorities have already lined up pandemics for 2023, 2024, and 2025, too. If not beyond. “Never let a crisis go to waste,” right? And, if they are concerned there might not be a real-- and truly dire-- crisis, it would behoove them to make one up. After all, they are obviously intoxicated by the power the current pandemic has afforded them, and the control that we have granted them through our nauseating obsequiousness.

There is another mutation that has already infected far too many people…one that is a “mass disaster.” It is a mutation of the soul, heart, character. That mutation has caused people—even those in formerly liberty loving nations like the United States—to jettison their personal integrity, autonomy, freedom, and independence for a chimerical chance at guaranteed physical safety.

Will Dr. Fauci recommend that we all live under our beds in 2022 until the threat of avian flu has passed? Until 95% of us have been injected with a new experimental “vaccine?’

What will cause us to wet our pants in fear next? What will grant permanent tyrannical power to the elected-- and unelected-- elites and relegate the rest of us to permanent peasant/peon/vassal status?

Bat flu? Kung flu? Cedar-Apple Rust? The heartbreak of psoriasis? Reynaud’s Syndrome? Whirling (Trout) Disease? Global warming? Global cooling? Climate change? Climate stability? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? The prospect of an asteroid colliding with the Earth?

If you ask me, this whole damn sham is for the birds.

John Adams once said: “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it.”

Perhaps we can make (and keep?) a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2022: “I vow to emphasize and celebrate life, not fear. I vow to live as the Founders’ did, pledging my life and sacred honor to the cause of freedom, that generations as yet unborn will have a chance to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

Or, in other words, “Don’t tread on me.”

             

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Senator Rand Paul Releases Annual Festivus Report

 

Senator Rand Paul (R- KY) recently released his annualFestivus Report” detailing rampant waste in spending by the federal government.

For instance, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spent $11.3 million, in part, in an effort aimed at getting Vietnamese citizens to stop burning their trash. (It might just as well have burned the $11.3 million.) The federal government spent $25 million to help New York City display art projects around its boroughs. (Yes, defund the police, but make sure criminals are inspired by art.)

The federal government also reportedly donated $14 million to the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank known for putting on parties for members of Congress. Well, Congress controls the purse strings, and what better way to use taxpayers’ money than to throw itself  lavish soirées?

$1.3 million went to a study, funded in part by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), to determine how hearing good or bad news affects peoples’ happiness. (Guess what? People are happier upon hearing good news than upon receiving bad news! I would have told them that for 1.3 million pennies.)

Incredibly, though the Biden administration halted construction of the wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Paul said the federal government saw fit to give the Department of Defense $250 million to build border walls in the Middle East and North Africa. WTH? The Department of Defense? And why do walls work in places like Hungary, China, Israel, and North Africa…but not here in the States? Why do they work when surrounding the homes of progressive politicians like Barack Obama, but not when utilized to protect their own country’s borders? And why is the Department of Defense helping to defend foreign nations but not its own?

The government’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) awarded $361,000 to the University of Buffalo for a study that, remarkably, confirmed that children not only crave junk food, but gain weight when they eat too much of it.

The U.S. federal government, via its National Institute of Health (NIH), also gave more than $465,000 to Portland, Oregon’s Reed College to fund a study on gambling that taught pigeons to play slot machines.

Sen. Paul released a statement to the Daily Wire in which he noted, “It seems like just yesterday the national debt was $20 trillion, but now the U.S. has managed to breeze past $28 trillion, spending and wasting more than we ever have.”

But remember, Sen. Paul, that people are happier after hearing good news. So let’s focus on the fact that we now have pigeons capable of playing slot machines.

 

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Florida Man Claims Concealed Drugs Not His

              According to arrest affidavits, Floridian Patrick Florence was a passenger in a vehicle recently stopped around 4 A.M. for traveling without headlights or taillights on a Clearwater, Florida street. The driver was subsequently arrested on DUI and marijuana possession charges. Police officers searched the vehicle and found a handgun under Florence’s seat, leading to his arrest on a pair of felony weapons charges, as he has numerous previous felony convictions barring him from possessing firearms and ammunition.

              During a search of Florence, a deputy discovered two plastic baggies “wrapped around his penis.” One baggie contained “cocaine powder and cocaine base,” while the other held a “crystal substance” police identified as methamphetamine.

Questioned about the narcotics, Florence “stated the package wrapped around his penis was not his,” reported Deputy Levi Blake. Florence--who also has multiple previous cocaine convictions—apparently was unable to logically explain why the package was wrapped around his package if it was not, in fact, his.

If Florence had heeded words from Eric Clapton’s song “Cocaine,” perhaps he wouldn’t have attempted so preposterous a lie.

If you wanna hang out, you've gotta take her out
Cocaine
If you wanna get down, down on the ground
Cocaine
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie
Cocaine

Monday, December 27, 2021

Pastor Leads Drag Queen Worship Service For Children

 

Aaron Musser, a newly ordained, openly gay Lutheran pastor recently “dressed up” in full drag to lead a drag queen story hour-style message for children during a worship service, according to the Post Millenial. Musser wore a long white dress with a gold cross on its chest, a long blonde wig, and full makeup to deliver the children's message.

He began the message by asking the children if they had ever seen a drag queen before. They indicated they had not. Pastor Musser told the kids, “I have an awesome story to share with you today. I am also a boy most of the time when I’m here, but today, I’m a girl.”

Musser apparently took pride (PRIDE!) in incorporating what he/she/they himself/herself/themselves called “queerness” into his Christian ministry. According to the Post Millenial report, the prancing pastor wrote on his personal Facebook page, "Queer sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions outpour from the depths of our being. We are who we are. And we can articulate our truth.” Musser also said that “certain straights don’t believe that we speak truth” and added, "Queerness is sacred.”

Clearly Musser is not interested in the truth. He cannot be a boy some days and a girl others. That is physically and biologically impossible. And queerness is not “sacred.” Quite the contrary. Every human being’s life—and right to life—might be sacred, but “queerness” in and of itself is not. As per Genesis, “Man and woman He created them.” There was a reason for that. And that reason, and that union, is sacred. Or should be treated as such…both by society as a whole and by those in those unions.

Unsurprisingly, Musser also utilized his platform to tell the kids, "If you vote red, you vote against me and my rights."

Yet Musser received a cavalcade of support and positive comments online for his messaging of “joy.”

He/she/they should have been fired and disciplined for a vile form of child-abuse. To abuse one’s power, as a supposed messenger of God, to not only confuse kids and contravene the word of the Bible, but attempt to pre-emptively tell them how to vote, is abhorrent and despicable.

To use a literal pulpit to deliver a sermon to promote one’s own sexual proclivities to minors while also smearing nearly half of one’s fellow citizens is inexcusable.

Pastor Musser’s drag queen ploy was anything but Fabulous!

In fact, it was sacrilegious.

 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

The Woke Alphabet

 

When I was learning to spell in elementary school, ‘A’ was for apple.

Not anymore. Wokeism has escaped from college campuses, matriculated through high schools, and taken over our grade schools, all the way down through kindergarten. Now, ‘A’ is for ‘Antifa’ or ‘anogender.’ The following is a progressive woke version of our alphabet, at least two of which are real examples from an actual grammar school.

*’A’ is for anogender (The completely normal feeling we all have at times of a gender that fades into something else and then goes back to its original state)

*’B’ is for bisexual (A completely normal person who is attracted to both boys and girls)

*’C’ is for capitalism (An evil economic system designed to oppress minorities and the differently abled)

*’D’ is for Democrat (The American political party that cares about the planet and people’s feelings)

*’E’ is for evil (Like Trump and the Republican Party)

*’F’ is for Fox News (An illegitimate cable television network that serves the Republican Party)

*’G’ is for gay (Gay people are attracted to members of their own sex. Yay gay!)

*’H’ is for health (Always wear your mask and get fully vaccinated! Listen to Dr. Fauci!)

*’I’ is for intolerance (Intolerance is always bad…unless it is of the unvaccinated and/or Republicans)

*’J’ is for justice (Justice is always good…unless it is for the unvaccinated and/or Republicans)

*’K’ is for kink (The fondness for abnormal sexual practices. This is completely normal)

*’L’ is for lesbian (Females that are attracted to other females. A good thing)

*’M’ is for male (Males often oppress females and many possess toxic masculinity. This/they are bad)

*’N’ is for nationalism (Love of one’s country. This is a bad thing, especially love of the United States)

*’O’ is for oppression (What white people do to people of color and men do to women)

*’P’ is for the patriarchy (A system of society in which men totally unjustly hold power over women)

*’Q’ is for queer (A gender identity that does not correspond to established ideas of sexuality and gender, especially heterosexual norms. Another word for ‘gay.’)

*’R’ is for racist (Someone who discriminates against others because of their race. Also, someone who doesn’t recognize race. Also, someone who claims to not be a racist)

*’S’ is for sexist (Someone who discriminates against those who identify as female)

*’T’ is for transgender (Denotes a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex. A person who identifies as a member of the opposite sex. A hero)

*’U’ is for unsafe (This is how someone who disagrees with you on something makes you feel. Not good)

*’V’ is for Vapogender (A gender that sort of feels like smoke; it can be seen on a shallow level but once you go deeper, it disappears and you are left with no gender and only tiny wisps of what you thought it was)

*’W’ is for woke (Always being alert to injustice in society, especially racism. We pledge to be woke!)

*’X’ is for xenophobia (Prejudice against people from other countries. We don’t like xenophobia!)

*’Y’ is for yes we can! (Rid the world of straight, white Christians!)

*’Z’ is for zero tolerance (Of straight, white Christians. And other bad things!)

                         

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Mexican Supreme Court Says You Can Pick Your Own Age!

 

Think the ability to choose your own sex is the most amazing feature of the Depraved New World? Well, actually, it probably is. But now, at least in Mexico, you can also choose your own age!

That’s right, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) has affirmed that a “fundamental right to personal identity” includes the right to change one’s date of birth on government documents. The Court ruled that, under the Mexican Constitution’s recognition of individuals’ “right to identity,” a birth certificate should reflect how someone has “constantly identified himself in his private and public acts.” It added that identity is comprised of more than just “biological truth.”

Indeed it is. “My truth” and “your truth” supersede silly old “biological truth” any day. Our feelings don’t care about your facts. So there!

Just because I’ve been “assigned” a sex at birth doesn’t mean that’s my destiny. Doesn’t mean I have to live with it. Just because I happen to have a penis, scrotum and protruding Adam’s Apple doesn’t mean I am confined to being a male for life. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I can be whatever gender I wish to be at any given moment in time.

Man! I feel like a woman!

And now, though I may have allegedly been “born” in 1946, I should also be able to alter my birth certificate to identify as whatever age I wish to be. (Tomorrow I’m going to be a coquettish young schoolgirl.)

But this doesn’t go far enough. It should also be everyone’s right to identify as whatever race they choose. For that matter, we all should be able to pick what species we wish to be. The right to pick one’s own sex, age, race, and species should be self-evident. I don’t know how Jefferson and the other Founders missed it. And what was God thinking? Anyway, next month I’m going to present as a seven-year-old female water buffalo! Bisexual, at that! Can’t wait!

Those of us who are allegedly nearing the end of our lifespans need only move to Mexico and have our birth dates changed on government documents. If we do this repeatedly over time, we will never die! Immortality!

I don’t know about you, but I feel better already.

"Merry Everything"

 

The all-out assault on all things Christmas proceeds apace, though many don’t want to admit it and some just don’t care. Whereas, not so many years ago, most television ads aired in the weeks leading up to December 25th wished their viewers “Merry Christmas,” virtually every one of them now offers the “more inclusive” but essentially meaningless “Happy Holidays.” (One ad seen recently was more specific, but no less hollow and secular, stating “Happy Honda Days.”)

Continuing this trend, the Center for Racial Justice in Education released a “Racial Justice Guide” in an attempt to deconstruct "Christian privilege" and foster more inclusive celebrations during the winter holiday season.

Campus Reform sent its Addison Smith to Washington, D.C. to query students about this very topic. Not surprisingly, many of them agreed that Christmastime needs to be more inclusive.

One student replied that it's "probably not a good thing" to have extra emphasis on Christmas as opposed to other religious holidays. Another told Smith, "Yea, I definitely think that [Christmas should be more inclusive]. I recently went to a Christmas show by the... gay choir of D.C., and they sang a song... 'Merry Everything.' I think that's, like, really important.”

I think that’s, like, really dumb. Stupendously, preposterously so. Tolerance is not necessarily a virtue. Diversity is not necessarily our strength…or even a good thing. But, what the hell, let’s all meekly play along. From here on out I’m going to say “Merry Kwanza,” “Merry Ramadan,” “Merry Lupercalia,” “Merry abortion,” “Merry holocaust,” “Merry January 6th insurrection,” “Merry street violence,” “Merry pandemic,” “Merry government overreach,” “Merry gay pride parade,” “Merry Tyler Moore,” and “Merry had a little lamb.” After all, it’s all the same. Recognizing faith, hope and love and a chance at eternal life granted by the greatest sacrifice of all time is no more worthy of observance or celebration than anything else. Ergo, “Merry Christmas” is out and “Merry everything” is in.

So, “Merry effing holidays, everybody!”

 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

North Koreans Can't Laugh For Eleven Days

 

December 17 of this year marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, father and predecessor of North Korea’s current leader, Kim Jong Un. To honor the erstwhile psychopathic leader, the nation will observe 11 days of mourning, during which citizens will not be allowed to engage in leisure activities, drink alcohol, or even laugh, a resident from the border city of Sinuiju told Radio Free Asia. Citizens of the Hermit Kingdom were not even allowed to go grocery shopping on December 17th, not that there is much produce to purchase. Nor will they be able to conduct funeral services or celebrate their own birthdays during the 11-day official mourning period.

According to Fox News, the unnamed citizen also noted what happens to those who fail to comply with the orders: “In the past many people who were caught drinking or being intoxicated during the mourning period were arrested and treated as ideological criminals. They were taken away and never seen again.”

The New York Post reported that North Koreans fell silent and bowed in respect for Kim Jong Il as a midday siren blared for three minutes. Cars, trains and ships blew their horns as the nation’s flags were lowered to half-staff.

That North Koreans would appear to mourn a sadistic despot like Kim Jong Il, or worship his equally vicious son, the current Dear Leader, Kim Jong un, tells us that either they are terrified of revealing their true feelings towards these monsters, or that they have been effectively brainwashed by their government-media-academia-complex.

As a PJ Media post noted, “The Kim Dynasty, like totalitarians the world over, has discovered that people can get used to anything. So while the ban on laughing might be extreme to us, it’s perfectly normal to North Koreans. If your newspaper, your TV stations, your radio, and your internet broadcast similar messages 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wouldn’t your reality be so skewed that you’d see Kim the same way?”

Yes, you probably would. And tens of millions of Americans have proven that to be the case. Truly, it’s not much different here. Our politicians, aided and abetted by the drive-by media, state-run schools, corrupt entertainment establishment, and the interminable number of Deep State bureaucrats, have succeeded in getting Americans to obey them in ways that would have heretofore been utterly inconceivable. They have prevailed upon us to avoid alcohol, give up our jobs, stay in our homes, cover our faces, and regard our fellow citizens as nothing more than probable virus transmitters. Moreover, they banned us from attending funerals, weddings, sports events, and celebrating holidays with friends and extended family.

And have now even suggested that criticizing our own “Dear Leader” presents a threat to democracy.

As I have previously written, due to our rulers’ actions, when China exported their virus to us, it also effectively exported its authoritarian political system to us as well. Kim Jong Il—and Kim Jong un—would approve.

Mourning period or not, that is no laughing matter.

I don’t know about you, but I need a drink.

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Elementary School Makes Kids Re-Enact Holocaust

 

The Washington, D.C.-area’s Watkins Elementary School recently apologized for requiring third-graders to participate in a Holocaust re-enactment, including digging mass graves and pretending to shoot each other. Moreover, one parent said her son came home and told her that he “had to pretend to be on a train to a concentration camp, then act as if he were dying in a gas chamber.” The child assigned to play Hitler was reportedly Jewish, an especially nice touch.

The librarian who instituted the re-enactment has been placed on leave pending an investigation. She is reportedly an unsuccessful Democratic school board candidate who has previously been charged with fraud and multiple counts of animal abuse. The school’s principal, M. Scott Berkowitz, subsequently emailed concerned parents stating that he wanted “to acknowledge the gravity of this poor instructional decision, as students should never be asked to act out or portray any atrocity, especially genocide, war, or murder.”

Berkowitz added that he still hoped all fully vaccinated parents would turn out for the school’s “Mother of All Abortion Rallies” on January 4th, and that he believes the non-vaccinated should be forcefully removed from society at large and housed in “quarantine camps.”

(Writer’s note: The last paragraph, italicized, is not actually true. It is akin to “fake news,” in the proud manner and tradition of, say, CNN and MSNBC. It is a form of writer’s embellishment, or, more accurately, parody.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Massachusetts To Be Eggless Soon?

 

Residents of Massachusetts may find their grocery store shelves devoid of eggs come January 1st, 2022, unless state lawmakers act quickly to amend a strict new animal welfare law.

Massachusetts voters passed an animal treatment measure back in 2016 that made it illegal to sell eggs from hens who had less than 1.5 square feet of floor space in their enclosures, or roughly the average size of an apartment in New York. That law is scheduled to take effect in 2022 and is threatening to wipe out the supply of eggs in the state.

According to the Boston Globe, egg industry representatives such as the New England Brown Egg Council are predicting that the new rules will decrease the state's current egg supply by approximately 90%.

              The moral of the story? Chickens always come home to roost, no matter the size of their enclosure.

They say not to put all your eggs into one basket. That won’t be a problem in Massachusetts, as there won’t be any eggs to put in it at all. The states voters may, figuratively if not literally, end up with egg on their faces.

There is an age-old question: what came first, the chicken or the egg? I don’t know, but it’s clear egg lovers come last. At least in Massachusetts.

Monday, December 20, 2021

China Reports No COVID-19 Deaths Since January

 

Some things are so remarkable one is forced to say “wow!” followed be “hmmm.” Things like President Biden uttering a coherent sentence or the Detroit Lions winning a football game.

Or the “fact” that the world’s most populous country hasn’t suffered a single fatality from the coronavirus in the past ten and a half months. And only four since April 18th of 2020. Even though it suffered 1,290 deaths in the 48 hours prior to that date. “Wow!” And “hmmm.”

The nation’s cumulative deaths graph looks much like the infamous “hockey stick graph” that the infamous Michael Mann attempted to foist on the public to “prove” the existence of anthropogenic global warming. The vertical line representing the number of deaths between April 16 and April 18 of 2020 looks even more like the purported vote totals received and counted for Joe Biden in the battleground states in the wee hours of the morning following Election Day 2020.

How to account for this? What could possibly explain this? Is China flat out lying? Certainly. China doesn’t want the rest of the world to think it is responsible for the pandemic, it wants the rest of the world to think it has defeated it, due to its remarkable, broad-based competence.

On the other hand, the United States appears to have deliberately and significantly inflated the number of fatalities it has suffered. Why the difference? The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t need to terrify Chinese citizens to take away their freedoms and solidify its power. It has already done so. Many U.S. leaders have been envious of their Chinese counterparts, jealous of their power. They boldly yet cleverly utilized the Wuhan Flu to help them close the gap. Frightened Americans have thus far let them get away with it.

Ironically, as we have caught the China Virus, we have become more Chinese.

Turns out China imported the virus to us-- and its totalitarian political system, as well.

 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Biden Administration Tells Americans To Lower Expectations

 

The Biden administration, through state-sponsored media outlets like the Washington Post, has instructed Americans to “consciously lower expectations.” For their own good.

As evidenced by the Washington Post itself, it would be well-nigh impossible for mainstream media outlets to lower their standards. It’s a good thing the Founders-- and vast majority of later American presidents-- didn’t believe we should just “lower our expectations” (and standards) like the Biden administration does.

Imagine Washington at Valley Forge saying, “Lower your expectations, boys.” Or Ben Franklin standing up during a long and difficult impasse at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 stating, “I think we all just need to lower our expectations of what is possible to achieve here.”

Here’s Lincoln at Gettysburg: “We must learn an important lesson from those who died here. That lesson is: it is imperative that we lower our expectations.”

FDR in 1933: “All we have to fear…is higher than warranted expectations!” Inspiring!

JFK?: “We might get to the moon someday. We might not. It is best if we simply lower our expectations, since then, in the end, we won’t risk being disappointed.”

And the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan: “It’s morning in America. Well, maybe late morning or early afternoon. All right, f**k it. It’s dinner time. But who really cares, anyway? Nothing matters and what if it did? I’m begging all Americans to just lower their expectations.”

And Reagan again: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. Or at least a little piece of it. Maybe just knock a chunk out of it with a hammer. Or write some mildly non-Communist graffiti on it. If you don’t mind. Thank you.”

Thank God explorers, settlers, gold-seekers, inventors, small-business owners, entrepreneurs, soldiers, the “Greatest Generation,” athletes, firemen, physicians, etc., haven’t typically possessed the “lower your expectations” mindset!

The late Paul Harvey famously noted: “Why should anyone aspire to be a common man, an average man? Do you realize what it means to be average? That means you’re the best of the lousiest…and the lousiest of the best. Now, if we demand more and more for producing less and less, while the have-not nations encourage, and inspire, and indeed require hard work and maximum effort—if we deify the common man while they encourage and reward the uncommon ones—well, the end result of such a lopsided race as that is too obvious to require elaboration.”

Nowadays, due to standards being dramatically lowered in our schools in recent years, the phrase “require elaboration” might well require elaboration. If not a thorough explanation.

Good day.

 

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Salvation Army Chastises Donors, Christians

 

The Salvation Army’s Alexandria-based leadership has created an “International Social Justice Commission” just in time for its holiday donation drive. The commission has developed and released a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let’s Talk about Racism. The “resource” claims Christianity is institutionally racist and calls for white Christians to repent and offer a “sincere apology” to Blacks for being “antagonistic…to Black people or the culture, values and interests of the Black community.”  What about the many Black Christians? Baptists?  

 

One lesson in the “resource” states: “Many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin. There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world.” Refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights, and brutalized and oppressed? This would be a much more accurate description of the unvaccinated.

 

Talk about tone deaf! Christians have historically been abolitionists-- and champions of the downtrodden as a whole. And, today, Christians themselves are the most persecuted group around the world. To say that the Salvation Army’s brain trust made an unforced error would be an understatement. It’s usually not a good thing to berate your potential donors immediately before asking them for money.

 

 Tone deaf? When I hear the Salvation Army bells ringing this Christmas season, I will pretend I don’t hear anything at all. And quickly walk away.


             

 

 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Biden Lies Again

 

President Joe Biden recently gave a commencement address at South Carolina State University in which he told the graduates that he “got started in politics because of the civil rights movement.” That was a preposterous lie. He added that he sat in a Black church years ago before going out to “desegregate restaurants and movie theaters.” Preposterous lie number two. 

In fact, Biden has made several racist remarks in his half-century in politics. Moreover, he eulogized Robert Byrd, who was once not only a KKK member, but an “exalted cyclops!”  He went so far as to call Byrd a “friend,” a “mentor,” and a “guide.”

Though the media incessantly accused President Trump of lying, he was a remarkably transparent president. Biden, however, like most Democrats and left-leaning people, is a champion serial prevaricator. Trump often exaggerated, almost never outright lied. Biden, Obama, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John Edwards, Ted Kennedy, Adam Schiff, Michael Dukakis, Gary Hart…and I could go on…are all afficionados of lies, lovers of deceit, and fans of fabrication.

Yeah, we know. You guys “never had sex with that woman. Not one time. Never.” And you invented the internet, sliced bread, and the polio vaccine. And pants. And instituted the interstate highway system. And founded the national parks.

Now tell us the one about the three bears.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Iran Threatens Israel: Make "Just One Wrong Move..."

 

The Tehran Times, one of three major English-language newspapers published by the Iranian government, recently published an article threatening to attack Israel with airstrikes for "just one wrong move!"

"The Tehran Times doesn't need to remind the illegitimate regime of Israel of Iran's defense capabilities," the story continued. The article also referred to Israel as a "Zionist regime" on several occasions, a term frequently used as an antisemitic epithet by Israel's opponents.

The piece was apparently written in response to an Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, referring to a prior Israeli airstrike on Syrian territory as "a direct message" to Iran.     

So, the Iranian mullahs threaten Israel by essentially saying, “One of these days, Alice…pow! Right in the kisser! To the moon!” And, “If you illegitimate Zionists make one wrong move…it’s curtains for you.” This is equivalent to a mobster saying, “Nice country ya’ got there, shame if somethin’ happened to it.

The Biden administration has picked up where the Obama administration left off in cringeworthy appeasement of Iran, leaving Israel no choice but to take out Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, i.e. making “just one wrong move.”

Most of the Iranian people are decent. They are trapped by an incompetent, autocratic, and evil regime. They do not deserve the life they are forced to lead. Their radical, illegitimate, Islamic rulers are violently anti-Semitic and anti-civilization.

It is time the U.S. stopped placating Iran and instead delivered it a direct message of its own: “F**k with us at your own peril. F**k with Israel and you f**k with us.”

 

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The EU's Commissioner For Equality Wants References To Christianity Nixed

 

The European Union’s Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, recently issued a memo on inclusive communication. The guide sought to “reflect diversity” and combat “stereotypes deeply rooted in individual and collective behaviour.”

The report was full of shit, which is to say the usual dreck about the necessity of replacing “Ladies and gentlemen” with “Dear colleagues,” and the perils of assuming anyone’s gender. It even noted that instead of potentially referring to the “colonization of Mars,” we should say “sending humans to Mars.” Okay. Quite.

But that’s not all. The EU’s Equality Czar issued this timely direction: all references to Christmas should be avoided, since referring to elements of Christian culture is tantamount to “assuming that everyone is Christian.” The generic term “holiday” is to be employed instead. The memo even inferred that Christian names such as Mary and John were problematic and borderline offensive.

What about names like Muhammed, Ahmad, Basheer, or Hassan? No problem? Thought so. Which is why they will soon outnumber Mary and John in much of Europe. But don’t worry, nothing else will change. For the worse, anyway. Right?

 

Referring to elements of Christian culture is tantamount to “assuming that everyone is Christian?” Like referring to elements of Muslim culture is the same as assuming that everyone is Muslim? Like referring to water is tantamount to assuming that everyone can swim? Preposterous.

 Fortunately, the Commissioner of the EU, Ursula von der Leyen, withdrew the guidelines after multiple complaints, stating: “It is not a mature document and does not meet to our quality standards. So I withdraw it and we will work on this document again.”

Great. Can’t wait to see what the next one proposes. Perhaps a moratorium on the word “Jewish” and/or a ban on names such as Simon and Matthew?

Onward, non-Christian soldier! Progress!

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

German Police Arrest Santa Claus

 

Channeling their inner Gestapo, German police (polizei) recently arrested Santa Claus at a Christmas market in Stralsund, Germany. Although it happened last month, video of the coppers busting old Saint Nick has just recently surfaced in the American media. The Santa Claus apparently had it coming however, as he did not scrupulously adhere to the government’s mask mandate.

It is a good thing Santa’s elves and reindeer didn’t accompany their boss to Stralsund, or the polizei might have clubbed them to death if they, too, exhibited insufficient fealty to government edicts surrounding the Never-Ending Pandemic. They might have field-dressed Rudolph on the spot if he wasn’t sporting a thick and properly fitted mask covering his bulbous and glowing red schnoz.

Nearly 70% of Germans are fully vaccinated against a virus that is fatal to fewer than one percent of those who contract it. Yet, cases of coronavirus are skyrocketing. What’s far worse, however, is that tyranny is being imposed on many countries. And the tyranny will remain long after the pandemic ends.

Tragically, the China Virus’ rampage across the West caused its leaders to act like those of Communist China. That will forever be the worst effect of the plague.

There is a notion called the “One-China Policy” by which Communist Chinese leaders assert that there is only one sovereign state under the name China and that Taiwan should not be recognized as independent. After the advent of COVID-1984, it appears that the whole world falls under the “One-China Policy.” This may be a single nation’s greatest reward for fomenting evil in the history of the world.

If the Second Coming were to take place, and Jesus showed up sans mask, he would almost certainly be chastised and sent to a Quarantine Camp. If He was lucky.

Regardless of what else we believe, this doesn’t bode well for the rest of us.

 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Titleist Bans "Let's Go Brandon"

 

Don’t try to personalize your Titleist golf ball with the popular phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.” The golf equipment company bans customers from doing so on its website, alleging that the saying is “inconsistent” with its “values or brand identity.” When one tries to customize a golf ball with that message, one receives a notification stating: “Sorry, one or more of the words you have chosen cannot be used. Please see our Terms and Conditions to learn more about what we will imprint.”

Titleist’s Terms and Conditions reads: "Acushnet Company [the parent company of Titleist] reserves the right to reject orders for imprints on our products that may, in our sole discretion, be inconsistent with our company values or brand identity, including, but not limited to logos, designs and/or personalizations that are negative in nature, advocate violence or illegal activity, or are slurs, hateful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene or pornographic."

As Fox News noted, "It is unclear which of those categories the phrase 'Let’s Go Brandon' violated." The outlet added, "Certain political and vulgar messages that Fox News Digital tested on the website did not receive the same error message, including 'F Trump,' 'ACAB,' 'Antifa,' 'Kill Cops,' 'Impeach Trump,' and 'Kill Trump.'"

“Let’s Go” is an upbeat exhortation. “Brandon” is a common name. Whether apart or together, they/it are certainly not “threatening,” “libelous,” “vulgar,” “obscene,” or “pornographic.”

“Let’s Go Brandon” is not a slur, which means an insinuation or allegation. Nor is it defamatory, the definition of which is “damaging the good reputation of someone.” Neither does it advocate violence or illegal activity.

Is it hateful? Not on its face. Its symbolic or figurative meaning could conceivably be construed as such, but even that is relatively mild compared to so much else in our coarse modern society. And it is as nothing compared to what was directed at Trump (by individuals, groups and corporations) every day of his presidency, no obfuscation, restraint, or decorousness needed.

So “F Trump” and “Kill Trump” are not “inconsistent” with Acushnet’s “company values or brand identity” but “Let’s Go Brandon” is? “F Trump” and “Kill Trump” are not “negative in nature” but “Let’s Go Brandon” is? That is the result when a company’s only value and brand identity is appeasing the woke mob to maximize profit, every other consideration be damned.

I wonder if one could personalize a Titleist product on its website with “Titleist Sucks!?”

Sadly, like many other corporations these days, the Acushnet Company appears to have no rationality, no integrity, no soul, and, ironically, no balls.