Once more, I’d like to renew my offer to help you pack for exciting new opportunities in Cuba, China or Venezuela. And take the rest of the UN with you. We have enough native grifters and despots, thank you so much.
Hey, New York Post, his tweets aren’t controversial. Out here in America they’re common sense. Once you wrap your head around that, you start seeing that this speech suppression is doing nothing but making the rest of us (nosotros might be the most useful expression/concept in Spanish, btw) pretty ornery.
Let me point out while I have your ear that it’s entirely possible that the Chinese Government compares unfavorably to the Nazis, on all sorts of measures, from sanity to speed and horror of genocide.
Now go ahead. You criticize the Chinese Government. Because everyone should.
The “soaring rhetoric” is just a cover for the fact that they aren’t actually capable of doing their actual jobs. When you hear a mayor engaging in soaring rhetoric, potholes and homeless villages are on the way.
The local slogan is “Keep Portland Weird,” but businesses boarded up to protect against rioters suggest not weirdness but melancholy. A beautiful elk statue that had presided in a park for 120 years had to be removed after its base was vandalized by protesters. Activists have defied the law and taken over a building known as the Red House, frightening neighbors.
Underscoring the concern for law and order, this year Portland is on track to reach 100 homicides, far exceeding the record of 70 set in 1987.
Life in the Blue Zones.
Related: The Racism-Free Utopia Is Rural MAGA Land. “Keep in mind that I think ‘hate crimes’ are mostly bunk. But clearly, such crimes are far more prevalent in SJW hotbeds like Seattle and Portland than they are in rural America.”
Most people have forgotten who Rebekah Jones is, assuming they had ever heard of her before, but the media celebrated Jones as a “whistleblower” last year when she claimed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was manipulating his state’s COVID-19 case numbers. Jones got fired from her job at the Florida state health department. In December, police raided her home with a search warrant (photo above) and in January, she was charged with gaining “unauthorized access to state Department of Health systems in November to send an unauthorized message to employees and to download a list of contact information for approximately 19,000 people.” None of that really interests me at all, but last week I learned that Jones has moved to Maryland, where she has sought a peace order against Christina Pushaw, who in February published a devastating 2,000-word exposé about Jones.
At 9 a.m. Friday morning, there will be a hearing in a Montgomery County district courtroom about that peace order, so we have declared today to be “Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day.”
“The last bastion of free speech in America is comedy, People have so lost that concept,” Prather said before sharing a chilling example of how some in the culture don’t see it that way.
He told Mayr how a theater outside of Austin, Texas warned him about the material a comedian on his tour shared at a recent stop.
“We don’t want your opener to tell some of the jokes he told last night.,” he said. “I said, ‘you can’t tell a comic what to do on stage.”
“Some of the people who work at the theater, they said, ‘they were kind of offended last night, and I said, ‘f*** ’em. What are you gonna do? You asked for a comedian to come in here. You can’t ask for a guy to change what he does. Lenny Bruce, George Carlin … they went to jail for comedy. We’re not going back to those days when we tell somebody what they can and cannot do,” he said.
Less shocking when you remember that it happened in the Austin area.
So the argument for vaccination after you’ve had Covid is that they don’t know how long your post-infection immunity will last. But they also don’t know how long your post-vaccination immunity will last. I mean, I know they pushed vaccines out at great speed and that that was a major accomplishment. But with this many unanswered questions, maybe a little more humility in how they push the vaccines?
Mondaire Jones [D-NY], who is sponsoring the bill through the House, tweeted: ‘Our democracy is under assault, and the Supreme Court has dealt the sharpest blows. To restore power to the people, we must #ExpandTheCourt.’
He added: ‘Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.’
Not the Babylon Bee.
UPDATE (FROM GLENN): If it’s “power to the people” we’re concerned about, how about going to an elected Supreme Court?
They want to blind us. They want to gag us. They want us tip-toeing through the PC minefield, afraid to take a step less we trigger a detonation of cancellation.
But have you noticed the rumblings of resistance?
Have you noticed the stirrings of pushback?
For a while we had Trump to do the pushing, but with him in Florida we can now see others stepping up. Ron DeSantis is banning critical racism. Brian Kemp found some vertebrae and he’s defying Delta, Coke, and “Major League Chinaball” to demand election integrity. The other night, Tucker Carlson charged into the “replacement theory” ambush where we are not supposed to say what the Democrats explicitly say, which is that they intend to import pliable foreign peasants to replace American citizens at the ballot box (of course, sensible Latinos had other ideas, coming around to Trump significantly in 2020). The garbage media and establishment announced that this fact must not be spoken and Tucker spoke the hell out of it.
ROBERTS COURT HIGHLY FAVORABLE TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: That’s the conclusion of a new study published by The Supreme Court Review, which found the high court has ruled in favor of religious freedom 81 percent of the time since John Roberts became the Chief Justice.
That compares with just 46 percent by the infamous Warren Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and only 51 percent during the tenure of Chief Chief Justice Warren Burger, according to the study, Christian Headlines reports.
So why has the conservative majority that doesn’t include Roberts so studiously declined to accept cases that might provide credible evidence that His Fraudulency’s handlers stole the 2020 presidential election?
POWER THE NEXT ONE WITH NUCLEAR: NASA Takes Emergency Action to Save Dying Mars Lander. “NASA typically relies on powerful gusts of wind to clear off the solar panels on its Mars landers and rovers. But there hasn’t been a breeze in Elysium Planitia, InSight’s landing spot, so dangerous quantities of dust have piled up.”
The Pentagon has already identified China’s growing ASAT weapons capabilities. A 2019 Pentagon report states, “Multiple attack options—cyber, electronic, or directed-energy weapons; anti-satellite missiles; or space-based weapons—enable potential adversaries to achieve a range of damaging effects.”
The portion of the report continues, stating, “China has already fielded ground-based ASAT missiles intended to destroy satellites in [Low Earth Orbit] and ground-based ASAT lasers probably intended to blind or damage sensitive space-based optical sensors on LEO satellites.”
Broadly describing China’s strategic goals, the report states the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is continuing “whole-of-government efforts to spread China’s influence, undercut that of the United States, drive wedges between Washington and its allies and partners, and foster new international norms that favor the authoritarian Chinese system.”
Biden, Inc.’s business partners are nasty people.
AT HELEN’S PAGE: Artist Stacy Tabb (also the web designer for Helen’s Page) has some amazing new art up (including a Jaguar print I have my eye on). You can buy directly at her website here.
UPDATE (FROM GLENN): May I suggest that this is as much due to the over-the-top hysterical reaction to criticism, and the censoring of critics, as to the criticism itself? Act like you’re hiding something, people will think you have something to hide. Act like you’re insecure, and people will think you’ve got something to be insecure about.
Related: J&J Pause: ‘Gasoline’ for Vaccine Hesitancy. Well, yes. “So this looks like it’s a function of the adenovirus vector of the vaccine. We’re not seeing it at all in the mRNA vaccines. But tell me this, Vinay, help me understand this. Six cases of blood clots out of about seven million administrations, and one death. And they shut it down. I mean, help me understand. If they started doing that with all the medicines we use, we wouldn’t have Tylenol.”
Based on what we know, I’d still get the J&J vaccine since I’m not a woman of reproductive age. But we’ll see other weird low-frequency results, because we always do. And it’s hard to separate the signal from the noise. I have a friend who got her second Pfizer shot last week and has been without taste or smell since a couple of days afterward. Vaccine side effect? Late case of otherwise asymptomatic Covid? Unusually bad allergies? Unclear.
UPDATE: From the comments, apparently there are clots associated with the mRNA vaccines, too, at a similar low frequency: “Still, he said there were 35 cases of serious blood clots with the vaccine made by Pfizer/BioNTech among 54 million doses given; five cases with the Moderna vaccine among 4 million Europeans dosed.”
So if there are clots at roughly the same low rate with the other vaccines, why is only the J&J vaccine suspended? Seems to me that either they’ve overreacted on J&J, or they’ve underreacted on Moderna/Pfizer, or there’s a double standard here. But perhaps I’m missing something.
HELEN TRIES IT: Last night, I finally got the time to read Howard McEwen’s awesome book Daddy Issues: A Hard Man Novel (The Hard Man Series). His books take a look at men who have led tough lives and in this one, it was so refreshing to hear from a guy’s perspective how he felt about coming home to a dismissive wife and disrespectful teenage daughter. Everyone tells you men are the problem in our society these days but missing from that woke stereotype is the voice of men who have real feelings and real reasons to be upset.
The protagonist in the story is a guy named Wag who runs a successful car repair shop and he has numerous reasons to be unhappy. No one much cares though as the women in his life seem out of touch and distant. His mother leaves him when he is 12 and his wife and daughter are self-centered and out for themselves. The book should have been titled “Mommy issues” because Wag’s desperate need for loving looks from women leads him to do stupid and dangerous things. I will leave it at that but buy the book and the others in the series, they are worth staying up late for. (Bumped)
KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Democrats to America—Screw You, We Wanna Expand SCOTUS. “They’ll tell you that that’s not really what they’re up to but they’ve been talking about ‘transformation’ ever since The Lightbringer got into office in 2009. What they want to transform the country into won’t be America anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that they’ve got a secret list of new names for the place. They’re probably mad that Soviet Socialist Republics has already been used.”
Eric Friedrich was supervising the last ice harvesting shift for his ship’s shot-up environmental systems when they detected an anomalous ice comet drifting by. Investigating the icy tomb, Eric finds a ship that couldn’t exist–a relic from a nation the Protectorate killed billions to erase from history… And will kill even more to keep secret.
When his world explodes, Eric must make allies in the unlikeliest places, and seize even the slimmest chance of survival while unraveling a conspiracy that shattered planets and set off interstellar war!
Recently, ten years after Dr. Kollab’s undergraduate antisemitic tweets, Drs. Bram Wispelwey, a 2014 Ben-Gurion University medical school graduate, and Michelle Morse, a 2008 University of Pennsylvania medical school graduate, both on the faculty at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, published “An Antiracist Agenda for Medicine” in the March 17, 2021 Boston Review. In this article, they go beyond standard calls for reparations in the direction of what they term “redress.” They describe their algorithm for their hospital’s electronic medical record, which, in their own words, provides “a preferential admission option for Black and Latinx heart failure patients to our specialty cardiology service” by specifically flagging for specialty cardiology care the medical records of patients with specific adverse cardiovascular risk factors, but only if they are non-white. Here, they advocate intentionally withholding medical care from white patients in favor of non-white patients — never mind the violence that this does to medical ethics, to the trust essential to the doctor-patient relationship, and to the principles of equal protection and non-discrimination enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment and subsequent legislation.
Combining medicine and racism? That’s never been done before! Somebody needs to ask, “Are we the baddies?”
The Kentucky Republican said it’s not acceptable for President Joe Biden and other Democrats to refer to election reforms as “Jim Crow” laws, which were racist laws in the South that barred black Americans from voting as well as from employment, housing, and educational opportunities. Such laws persisted well into the 1960s.
“For Democrats to stand up and claim ‘Jim Crow’ should be called out on the face of it as ridiculous, and we should throw it right back in their face. Not only is this not Jim Crow, the Democrat Party is the party of Jim Crow,” Paul said.
“You have to look long and hard in history to find a Republican that voted for a Jim Crow law. In my state, when they passed Jim Crow laws at the turn of the last century, 1900, 1905, these despicable laws were passed entirely by Democrats. Every Republican voted no. Unfortunately, we only had a handful of Republicans in Kentucky at the time,” he said at the Heritage event.
First of all, until today I was unaware that the BBC has a “Head of Creative Diversity.” Let’s just pause for a moment and savor that.
“But Luther doesn’t have any black friends!” If you’ve ever watched the show, you know he doesn’t have any friends. He’s a cop who works within the system because he has to, but he has very little use for people when he’s not saving them. One of his classic lines: “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” He’s the prototypical loner character. Almost comically so. If he’s bound to a stereotype, it’s that one. But this BBC “diversity” genius doesn’t think he’s stereotypically black enough?
I really don’t want to know how much this moron is making per year to tell Idris Elba he’s somehow a victim. Believing that a person who looks a certain way should talk and think and behave a certain way is the opposite of diversity.
Despite the police shootings, the riots and the media’s constant racial hype, the 2020 presidential election was less racially polarized than any since at least to 2004. Donald Trump, a man who Democrats and their allies perceive as the embodiment of white diabolism, actually won a greater percentage of Hispanics and blacks than liberal-sensitive Republicans such as John McCain and Mitt Romney. And Trump achieved that amid a record-high turnout.
For well over two decades Republicans listened as the top pundits and political consultants told them that the only way to win more minority votes was to sound exactly like the Democrats: maybe talk about religion and inner-city Empowerment Zones a little, but whatever you do, don’t mention immigration or crime. Donald Trump defied that conventional wisdom and he made gains by doing so. Now Republicans may for the first time try a right-wing message to minorities, even as Democrats are devoured by the left.
Republicans have a long way to go before making any progress in the cities, of course, even as the cities bleed. Political machines aren’t dismantled easily. But if the GOP can make little headway in Democratic cities, the Democrats face the more serious problem of losing ground in the states. Hence the sudden panic about political arrangements they were content with until the day before yesterday. Joe Biden is alive, but his party is dead. And the newborn radical Democrats can’t win — not without rewriting the rules to get around competition at the state level, where elections are closer to the people.