OPEN THREAD: Or this baby.
AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: Laid-Off Journalist Trying To Learn To Code Horrified To Discover The Code Is Binary. “‘Wow — that’s really problematic, chief,’ Chalet said. After apologizing for appropriating the term ‘chief’ from the Native Americans, Chalet excitedly realized that exposing the bigotry of the programming community would make for a great Huffington Post article. It was a few minutes before he remembered that he wasn’t a journalist anymore, though.”
MY NEW YORK POST COLUMN: America is behind in the new space race China is determined to win.
STALIN JUST CALLED AND SAID THAT SILICON VALLEY MIGHT WANT TO DIAL BACK THE SOCIALIST PROPAGANDA:
TEACH WOMEN NOT TO LIE ABOUT RAPE: Believe All Women?
You may have read about the case of Alice Sebold and Anthony Broadwater. Sebold is now a pretty well-known novelist; Broadwater spent 16 years in prison after being convicted of raping Sebold when she was 18 years old. Sebold wrote a memoir titled Lucky about her rape and the prosecution of Broadwater, which started her on her way to literary success. But Broadwater has now been exonerated and his conviction overturned. As a result, Sebold has publicly apologized to Broadwater. . . .
This “apology” strikes me as a classic of our moment in history. Sebold blames “the American legal system,” and jumps on the BLM train: “he became another young black man brutalized by our flawed legal system.” And the passive voice here is exquisite: “I will forever be sorry for what was done to him.”
Done to him by whom? It was Sebold who identified Broadwater, Sebold who drove his prosecution, Sebold who testified under oath, in court, that he raped her. Our “flawed legal system” consists of the police officers, prosecutor, and ultimately the jury that believed Sebold’s testimony–testimony that turned out to be false.
And she profited directly from that injustice.
WHEN JOHN GILL DISCOVERS THAT HE REALLY IS JUST A FIGUREHEAD: Biden Says He Jokes With His Wife That, By All Appearances, Fauci Is President.
EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Today’s deep question: Did a Biden judicial nominee commit perjury?
GOODER AND HARDER, FUN CITY: Bank of America execs warn junior staffers to ‘dress down’ as NYC crime surges.
If only there was a system with a proven track record designed to lower crime in Manhattan.
GOODER AND HARDER, CALIFORNIA:
Hence the Oceania-style pivot this year, as a form of triage with the midterms looming large.
HARRIS: “It’s not right that families have to choose to either buy groceries or pay for healthcare; to either fill up their tank or pay their rent.
* * * * * * * *
That’s Kamala Harris pretending to drive an all-electric bus, then honking the horn. “The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round,” Harris said, letting out a big laugh as Pete Buttigieg looks on.
Expect either the first, or both clips of Harris to be in wide circulation in GOP ads next year, likely with the above graphic from the DCCC. This is Dukakis in the tank levels of own-goals.
IT’S COMING: The Largest Comet We’ve Ever Seen Just Delivered a Curious Surprise. “Digging into readings logged by the Transient Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) between 2018 and 2020, researchers have discovered that BB became active much earlier, and much farther out from the Sun, than was previously thought.”
THE CULT IS ALIVE: Switching from Android to iPhone exposed my friends’ real feelings.
Surely, I thought, we’d moved past whether someone’s a “green bubble” or a “blue bubble” in a text message. But then after I started using my new iPhone, the following messages started coming in from several friends:
“I’m so happy you are blue now!!!”
“Bienvenue a la Club Apple!”
“It’s about time.”
These are all actual statements, whether through texting or in person, that friends being made aware of my switch have made to me… and I simply do not understand why.
I’m not surprised.
I ENJOY READING VANCE, BUT DON’T HONESTLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIS POLITICS: Kasich Republican J.D. Vance: The Worst Option in Ohio’s Senate Race.
IT’S A MYSTERY: Baldwin ‘Rust’ Movie Set Shooting Investigators Try to Track Source of Live Ammunition. “Investigators initially found 500 rounds of ammunition at the movie set on the outskirts of Santa Fe — a mix of blanks, dummy rounds and what appeared to be live rounds. Industry experts have said live rounds should never be on set. Investigators have described ‘some complacency’ in how weapons were handled on the ‘Rust’ set.” Ya think?
Meanwhile, a friend writes:
“My wife is from Spain.” – Alec Baldwin on David Letterman Show, 2013
“I didn’t pull the trigger.” – Alec Baldwin on ABC, 2021
Ouch. And Tamara Keel has pungent thoughts:
Look, Alec, I get that you’re absolutely gutted by this.
I could be convinced that you legitimately believe that you did not pull the trigger. Our brains… our egos… will tell us some amazing lies in order to protect our id. Even though I think you’re a huge asshole, on some basic human to human level, I feel bad for you, because this is obviously a horrible experience.
But guns, and most specifically Colt Single Action Armies and their clones, do not work that way.
If it were some striker-fired semiauto, we could concoct some bizarre and cosmically unlikely hypothetical whereby the sear broke at the same time as the aliens from planet Zoltar beamed the firing pin safety out of the gun, but not on that smokewagon you were holding. You had to at least manually cock the hammer on that replica hogleg while pointing it at someone.
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ACTUAL TERRORIST INSURRECTIONISTS, WHO GET FAVORABLE MEDIA FOR THE MOST PART: Extinction Rebellions threatens to blow up pipelines, kill politicians.
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THAT’S THE PLAN: Taxing Wealth Is Sure-Fire Way to End Up With Less Wealthy Society.
I’VE SEEN THE LOCKDOWNS AND THE DAMAGE DONE: College students in declining mental, physical health one year into COVID-19, study shows.
A FRIEND SHARES THIS FROM HIS LAST FILLUP:
He missed a real opportunity, though. Biden tormented by Republican guerrilla campaign and ‘I did it’ stickers.
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AND ANOTHER ONE DOWN: Peter DeFazio — High-Ranking, Swing District Democrat — To Retire in 2022.
BEHOLD, THE TRUTH BOMB: As many of you know, I teach a class in the History of Journalism at NYU. This will be referred to in my final exam. From today’s New York Post:
“Yesteryear’s ragtag muckrakers, who tirelessly championed the little guy against powerful insiders, have become insiders themselves,” wrote three social scientists surveying America’s journalists back in 1980. “Newsmen had long cherished the vantage point of the outsiders who keep the insiders straight. But now, leading journalists are courted by politicians, studied by scholars, and known to millions through their bylines and televised images.”
HOW THE RULING CLASS VIEWS PEOPLE: U.S. hedge-fund billionaire on China disappearing people: They’re behaving like a “strict parent.” “I missed this yesterday. If you did too, make amends. Not just because the contrast this clip draws with the moral righteousness displayed by the Women’s Tennis Association is so sharp but because Ray Dalio is a major figure in American finance. He’s a billionaire many times over and a top dog at the world’s biggest hedge fund. He’s also a gross moral relativist when it comes to China’s domestic atrocities. The most you can say for this response is that he’s not the worst ChiCom apologist among America’s billionaire class.”
To be fair, China will punish him for being disloyal to China. America will not punish him for being disloyal to America.
YES, THEY CAN SPEND IT AS FAST AS CONGRESS APPROPRIATES IT: Figures published by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation show federal bureaucrats have disbursed $4.9 trillion, or 85 percent, of the Coronavirus relief funds approved by Congress and signed into law by Trump and Biden.
SPACE: Vice President Harris outlines space policy aimed at ‘growing threats.’ “Vice President Kamala Harris announced Wednesday a new framework for space policy aimed at addressing growing threats in space posed by other nations, space debris and climate change. . . . Harris took aim at Russia in clear terms during her address. The new space policy framework comes on the heels of a Russian anti-satellite test Nov. 15, which destroyed one of Russia’s own satellites and created a cloud of space debris that continues to threaten astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station.”
REP. CHIP ROY’S CHALLENGE: Every day seems to bring another federal judge declaring His Fraudulency’s vaccine mandates unconstitutional, but congressional Democrats still want to fund the feds’ enforcement of those decrees.
So Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) is making himself a genuine pain-in-the-tush for Republicans who want to talk about reducing government, but who lack the political intestinal fortitude to walk the walk with their votes. If ever there was a gimme vote for limiting government, defunding the enforcement of what are clearly unconstitutional executive branch decrees ought to be the one.
CHRISTIAN TOTO: If anyone doubted Rogan’s cultural status, a Vice hit piece made it abundantly clear. “The article examines what it called Rogan’s penchant for sharing misinformation, a charge never leveled at the endless array of progressive celebrities who do far worse without a single consequence.”
WHEN WILL TWITTER SUSPEND HER FOR SPREADING MISINFORMATION? Jen Psaki Keeps Repeating Lie That Trump Told People to ‘Inject Bleach.’
HMM: Ultra-processed foods increase odds for second heart attack, stroke. But, as I suspected when I saw the headline, there’s this: “The study cannot tell if the ultra-processed foods themselves actually contribute to higher mortality [death], or if the people who tend to eat these foods also tend to do other unhealthy behaviors that actually increase mortality.”
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EXPORTING OPPRESSION: Authoritarian Governments Use Huawei Technology To Censor Journalists. “Researchers at Top10VPN determined that 17 of the 69 countries studied use the Chinese telecom giant’s hardware to enforce censorship laws. Cuba uses Huawei’s ‘middlebox’ devices to censor stories that criticize the country’s communist regime. In Burundi, the government blocks media outlets that have criticized the president. Fifteen other countries use Huawei hardware specifically to censor news, the report found.”
KEEP THIS RACKET GOING UNTIL I RETIRE, PLEASE: The Coming Spike In Law School Applications.
WELL, BYE: Top Harris Aide the Latest to Flee Sinking Ship. “Symone Sanders, chief spokesperson and senior adviser to the embattled vice president, will depart at month’s end, as turmoil continues. Sanders is the second top Harris aide to announce her departure in less than a month.”
OUT IN A FEW DAYS FROM TONY WOODLIEF: I, Citizen: A Blueprint for Reclaiming American Self-Governance.
“I’M GOING TO SHUT DOWN THE VIRUS, NOT THE COUNTRY:” Biden’s COVID campaign promises have aged terribly.
BUILT TO LAST: World War II Tanks and Planes Still in Military Service. “The two videos below cover not only World War II tanks and planes that are still running, but which are still in active military service.”
MORE BALLS THAN THE NBA: Peng Shuai: WTA suspends tournaments in China over concerns for tennis player.
Or I guess you could say tennis has bigger balls than basketball.
NEW BINARY STAR DISCOVERED: Imagine one huge star with a much smaller companion star nearby. Scientists have long theorized such a duo must exist, but only recently was an actual example of the phenomenon observed, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. This is exciting stuff, people!
HMM: Highest Vaccination Rate, Record-Breaking COVID Numbers. “A disproportionate number of hospitalizations in Vermont are in the southwestern part of the state, near the Massachusetts border. Vermont’s Department of Health said a majority were not ‘fully vaccinated’ against the virus.”
HELPFUL GIFT FOR A COLLEGE STUDENT: What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success. #CommissionEarned
JOE BIDEN’S RETURN TO GOOD GOVERNANCE: Biden legal defeats rapidly piling up across the nation on broad array of policy fronts. “On issues ranging from vaccine mandates to immigration policy and racial preferences, federal courts across the country have repeatedly found the Biden administration to be pushing policies which violate the Constitution.”
THE DEMAND FOR WHITE SUPREMACY IN AMERICA FAR EXCEEDS THE SUPPLY: No charges for teens who put up fake KKK flyers at Florida State University. Putting up fake flyers isn’t a crime. Heck, putting up real KKK flyers isn’t a crime.
INDEED: Sorry, Commies, You Can’t Ruin Christmas. “Dr. Fauxchi (see what I did there) stated in October that it was ‘too soon’ to say whether or not it will be safe to gather for Christmas. That was before the thus far not-lethal omicron variant appeared. I believe it is not too soon to say Fauxchi is covitarded and I’m spending Christmas where and with whom I choose.”
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DOG BITES MAN: Politico Found a Way to Blame the Omicron Variant on TRUMP.
RED PEN LOGIC: ‘Religious people’ should keep their moral beliefs to themselves and not try in the Public Square to impose them on the rest of us. But wait a minute, Tim Barnett asks, doesn’t everybody have a right to participate in the public square?
MAKING COMEDY FUNNY AGAIN: ‘Gutfeld!’ Ratings Explosion Beats Late Night Giants Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.
CHRIS RUFO: Next Step for the Parents’ Movement: Curriculum Transparency. “Parents have a right to know what’s being taught to their children.”
HE’S NOT ALL THERE: Hunter Biden’s Therapist Said Joe Biden ‘Triumph[ed] Over Dementia.’
In January 2019, Ablow offered to provide a tongue-in-cheek endorsement for a Joe Biden presidential campaign: “‘Any man who can triumph over dementia is a giant. Think what he could do for our nation’s needed recovery.’ Dr Keith Ablow.”
“Perhaps he can help us remember all we intended to be as a people since he can now remember his address,” the mock endorsement continued.
Ablow was close to Hunter and also served as his onetime landlord, the book says. In February 2019, Ablow and Hunter discussed hosting a podcast together, with Hunter texting: “Dad is our first guest.”
Ablow responded: “Does he recall details tho, with the dementia and all.”
Hunter retorted: “Not much these days but since it’s all fake news anyway I don’t see the problem.”
The story is based on material from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, and perhaps could have been known before the 2020 election if the press and social media hadn’t squashed the story.
FRUITS OF DEMOCRATS’ RHETORIC AND POLICIES: Fraternal Order of Police: Most ever police shot and killed in US history.
AND SPEAKING OF TEXAS: If you think your kids or grandkids are safe in public schools, think again, according to The Federalist’s August Meyrat. Unfortunately, while Meyrat’s focus is on the Lone Star State, the situation is as bad or worse in states across the country. The seeds sown by the progressives who have dominated public education for decades are sprouting and shooting upwards.
DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED POLICIES: Biden to announce changes to federal COVID-19 strategy for winter months.
HOW THE LEFT’S LOVE OF RIOTS LED TO KYLE RITTENHOUSE: When You Condone Chaos, You Condone the Consequences of Chaos.
At the time of the Kenosha riots, many many people along the left-of-center, including otherwise reformist liberals, endorsed riots to some degree or another. I know quite a few people who were willing to say that riots were just good on the merits, and there were also many saying in some terms or another that these particular riots could not be judged by progressive people due to what had inspired them. This sentiment stretches back a long way but has picked up steam in the last decade and the past year and a half particularly. Here’s a pro-riot piece and here’s a pro-riot piece and here’s a pro-riot piece and here’s a pro-rioting interview and here’s a pro-looting interview and here’s a riots-aren’t-necessarily-good-but-they-do-good-things piece and here’s a both-sidesy rioting piece and on and on. (And this is merely hilarious.) Pro-rioting sentiment is perfect for our edgelord media; it makes for good, click-farming headlines and engages in the kind of moral simplicity and righteous hectoring that defines our current culture.
Well, look: chaos is chaotic. Bad shit happens when people riot. When you create environments where anything can happen… anything can happen. Some people are going to take advantage of that opportunity to do things that you don’t like. You can’t endorse spasms of directionless violence and then complain when some of it plays out in a way that you hadn’t intended. This seems totally obvious to me, and yet so many out there want to both condone riots and condemn their chaotic outcomes. It’s like putting on music and getting mad when people dance.
Plus: “The left-liberal stance towards political violence, at present, is beyond confused. . . . For many posers on the left antifa is less the expression of authentic political strategy and more a tool to define oneself as an aesthetic radical. If you go to various protests and riots and encounter the self-defined antifascists there, I can assure you very few of them will be remotely interested about what happens in the courts at all. Because – and I’m sorry to break this to you romantic types – most people who self-select as antifa in 2021 are just bored white people attracted by the possibility of an excuse for mindless violence.”
NEW DATA ON THE FLOOD OF ILLEGALS: Charlotte Culbertson of The Epoch Times obtained Texas Department of Public Safety reports on the scope and depth of the illegal immigrant flood unleashed by His Fraudulency, and the numbers are staggering. Remember, these are just for Texas:
“Just shy of 22,000 illegal aliens were apprehended on average per week in Texas over the past four weeks—68 percent of whom were from countries other than Mexico. Extrapolated for a year, that would mean more than 1.1 million illegal alien apprehensions along the Texas–Mexico border alone. The report doesn’t estimate how many individuals evaded apprehension,” Culbertson writes.
By way of comparison with the situation a decade ago, Culbertson describes the data for that period:
“During the reporting period of June 15 through June 21, 2011, the number of illegal aliens apprehended near the Texas–Mexico border was 2,258 — one-tenth of the current number, although the volume of drugs seized was significantly higher.”
This is just a sampling of a mountain of data Culbertson obtained. The flood is deep, wide and continuing.
KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Democrats’ Lust for Baby Killing Is Really Creepy. “Abortion — that most contentious of all issues — is front and center in a way that it hasn’t been since the abominable Roe v Wade decision was handed down in early 1973. American lefties are melting down over the fact that their ability to kill babies in the womb with impunity might — heavy on the might — be restricted a bit. They’re so twisted they act as if the very survival of the species depends on the ability to commit infanticide.”
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WATCHING THE DETECTIVES: US government agencies bought Chinese surveillance tech despite federal ban. “Purchasing records seen by TechCrunch and video surveillance news site IPVM show the agencies collectively spent thousands of dollars on purchasing video surveillance equipment manufactured by Lorex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dahua Technology. Dahua is one of several China-based companies banned from selling to the federal government under a 2019 defense spending law over fears that the technology could help the Chinese government conduct espionage.”
A NATION OF SERFS: Own Nothing and Love It.
I’m not actually sure that a nation of people who own nothing will be as easy to control as the powers that be seem to believe.
DISPATCHES FROM THE PARTY OF DEATH: Pro-Abortion Death Cult Ghouls Swallow Abortion Death Pills in Front of Supreme Court. (Video at link.)
(Classical reference in headline.)
EDITED AND RE-RELEASED BY D. JASON FLEMING: Rider o’ the Stars.
When he was hired on to the Diamond H Ranch, the stranger gave his name as Dane. After seeing his skill with rope and gun folks started calling him “Lightning Dane”.
Was he a gunman? An outlaw? *Why* was he here? Nobody knew except Dane himself. And he wasn’t talking.
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Matt Margolis: Republicans Take Note: Never Apologize to the Left. “Ilhan Omar recently called Boebert ‘an insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert.’ Omar, who reportedly married her brother and had an affair with a staffer, obviously knows how to dish it.”
Kevin Downey Jr: Holy Overreaction Batman! South African Doc Who Discovered Omicron Tells the World to Relax. “Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who discovered the omicron variant of
COVID the Chinese sneeze, released a statement telling the world to hit the Bat-chute on the manic panic response to the new variant. Especially England.”
Yours Truly: Soros-Backed DA Larry Krasner Freed a Suspected Carjacker to Become a Suspected Murderer. “During his first campaign, Krasner ran as the anti-establishment candidate promising to end cash bail and scale back prosecutions of suspected felons. He ran as a civil rights attorney who defended Occupy Wall Street astroturfers pro bono and also supported (and represented) Black Lives Matter. Nevertheless, the vast majority — 85% — of Philly’s exploding number of murder victims are black.”
IT’S DIFFERENT WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES IT: Dramatic – or dangerous? Flyover at Titans game draws scrutiny. “If they had been civilians, ‘most likely those pilots would have had their licenses suspended or revoked,’ Williams said.”
WHAT ELSE WOULD THEY BE FROM THAT DUO? Bill Nye and Joe Biden made this promo for the massive infrastructure bill and hoo boy is it cringeworthy.
Last time I saw Bill Nye in person, he was in a Hotel bar, late at night, trying to impress two co-eds with lame card tricks.
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE, BUT YOU WISH YOU COULD: Are Water Plumes Spraying from Europa? NASA’s Europa Clipper is on the Case.
WELL, TO WHOM IS THIS NEWS? President Trump: Boris Johnson is Making a Big Mistake Backing Wind Power.
Among the left’s most charming — and by charming I mean lethal — illusions is the idea that they can mandate invention and innovation.
NOW POLL THE BIDENS: Majority of Americans see China as top threat: poll.
Zhou Bai Den, Serene Chief Eunuch to Emperor Xi Winnie the Pooh of all under heaven thinks Americans are the threat, of course.
FUTILE AND STUPID IS THE JUNTA’S MIDDLE NAME: Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: “A really futile and stupid gesture”.
Stupid is their definition.
DO THEY REMEMBER “ELITES” IN THE THIRD WORLD GET KILLED REGULARLY? Third Worldizing America.
On top of all, the kakistocrats have no imagination.
TWITTER IS A LEFTY ECHO CHAMBER: Twitter’s New “Safety” Rules Endanger Free Speech.
THIS WILL CONTINUE HAPPEN AS LONG AS YOU TRUST “TOP MEN”: Video: The COVID con is the ’76 swine flu fiasco on steroids.
IT STARTS WITH SAYING NO TO BIG GOVERNMENT: Don’t Let Them Scare Your Freedoms Away.
SURE. IN WHAT WORLD COULD THAT BE WORTH IT? Lockdown wasn’t worth it.
Look, in what world would the type of CCP measures used be worth it? Even if it had the death rate of the black plague, once a disease is in the population, it’s in the population. It’s going to catch everyone. You can “flatten the curve” — maybe — but you can’t prevent people from catching it eventually. All you’re doing is delaying the inevitable. That’s how diseases work. This novel form of totalitarian quarantine, where you lock the entire population only ensures that however bad the hit of an epidemic (this one wasn’t that bad) you’re going to face the rebuild while poor and traumatized and with no civil liberties.
These schemes dreamed up by the “elites” are proof that they are not smart or even average intelligence. So ask yourself: why trust them with anything at all. That these are the types attracted by a centralized, distant government is a good reason for minarchy.
WHAT ABOUT COAL PRICES, PETE? Pete Buttigieg: Families Buying Electric Cars “Never Have to Worry About Gas Prices Again”.
Or are you dumb enough that you think electricity comes from bird cuisinarts, Petey?
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FROM SARAH A. HOYT: Other Rhodes
Lily Gilden has a half-crazed cyborg in her airlock who thinks he’s Nick Rhodes,
a fictional 20th Century detective. If she doesn’t report him for destruction,
she’s guilty of a capital crime.
But with her husband missing, she’ll use every clue the cyborg holds,
and his detective abilities, to solve the crime her husband was investigating
when he disappeared.
With the help of a journalist who is more than he seems,
Lily will risk everything to plunge into the interstellar underworld
and bring the love of her life home!
They’ve since changed the headline, presumably — and hopefully — in response to widespread mockery.
BREAKING: Conservative students chant “Let’s Go Brandon” and drown out ASU Kyle Rittenhouse protest pic.twitter.com/CnuZeCkDp9
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) December 2, 2021
I BELIEVE YOU MEAN THE STUPIDEST THING SO FAR:
OPEN THREAD: Peter Jackson got nuthin’ on this baby. “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet… But your kids’ll love it.”
Literally nothing happening on the planet is more important, long-term, than what SpaceX is doing.
WITH MILD SYMPTOMS AND HIGH CONTAGIOUSNESS, IT COULD BE LIKE NATURE’S OWN VACCINE: Is Omicron More Contagious Than Delta? A Virus Expert Explains What We Know So Far.
In fact, flash back to this story from just a few weeks ago: Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster. Hypothesis: Omicron was already widespread in Africa months ago, producing no significant symptoms but immunizing a large swath of the population, all under the radar.
THINGS I DON’T CARE ABOUT: Plant-based diet can reduce personal carbon footprint, study says.
EASY, JUST TRAVEL BACK TO 1980 AND FIRE ANTHONY FAUCI. Biden unveils strategy to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in U.S. by 2030.
SO I’M NOT LIKE AN EXPERT ON PEDOPHILES OR ANYTHING, BUT IF I WERE SETTING OUT BAIT FOR THEM IT WOULDN’T HAVE MASSIVE BREASTS AND TATTOOS. An OnlyFans Creator Was Accused of ‘Pedobaiting.’ The Real Story Is More Complex.
It’s not really all that complex. Her critics just don’t like it that she looks better than them: “To them, the real ethical violation is her being an older woman, using widely available technology to masquerade as a younger woman.”
Women trying to look younger is something as old as time — as is female intrasexual competition and the leveling behavior it produces, leveling behavior that is often disguised as some flavor of social morality.
HE’S NOT ALL THERE: Biden Starts to Stare up at the Ceiling as the Video Cuts Out. “This is more than a little weird. He looks like he’s zoning out.”