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Insanity Wrap #190: Who Hates America More, Protestors in Iran or Minnesota?

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Insanity Wrap needs to know: When you see “Death to Amerika” graffiti, what city, anywhere in the world, do you assume you’re in?

Answer: If you said, “Somewhere in America run by Democrats,” so did we.

Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.

  • We followed the COVID-19 science so you don’t have to (but should anyway)
  • In-app purchases coming to sexbots
  • There’s nothing funny about Kamala Harris, especially her jokes

And so much more.

Shall we begin?

This Is Not a Sane World, Exhibit #1,000,006

Insanity Wrap Is Declined Declined Approved

Sex Robots May Sell In-App Purchases During Intercourse

In-what purchases?

Here’s another question Insanity Wrap never thought we’d have to ask: Whose sexbot is it, anyway?

When it comes to software, we much prefer to pay upfront than getting nickeled-and-dimed to death with in-app purchases or, even worse, “software as a service.”

But this is manipulative on a whole ‘nother level:

“I worry that companies may try to take advantage of people who are using this very emotionally persuasive technology,” Darling told The Guardian. “For example, a sex robot exploiting you in the heat of the moment with a compelling in-app purchase. Similar to how we’ve banned subliminal advertising in some places, we may want to consider the emotional manipulation that will be possible with social robots.”

There are so many FaceID/TouchID/WiFi-going-down jokes that Insanity Wrap feels like a starving man who just stumbled into one of those old-school Vegas $4.99 all-you-can-eat buffets.

Too… many… choices…

Finally, we’ll never watch this famous scene from GoodFellas quite the same way again.

Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest

No, it isn’t Tehran: It’s Brooklyn Center, Minn.

It’s completely different, as Insanity Wrap is about to show you.

In Tehran, unenthusiastic protestors take to the streets in mock defiance of a foreign power because that’s what their dictatorial government expects them to do.

In Brooklyn Center (and many other Democrat-run cities), enthusiastic rioters take to the streets in genuine defiance of their own country because that’s what their freely-elected leaders, teachers, and sometimes even their own parents have taught them to do.

Advantage: Tehran.

The Craziest Person in the World (Today)

COVID-19 Cases by State (Top 15)

The chart below is exactly what the headline says it is, with data current as of April 19.

COVID-19 Cases by State

COVID-19 Deaths by State (Top 15)

This next chart is also exactly as described, with data also current as of April 19.

COVID-19 Deaths by State
(Courtesy of USA Facts.)

Next slide, please?

States by Population (Top 15)
States by Population
(Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

This last one is nothing more complicated than a list of the top 15 states by population, with estimates no older than July of 2019.

The only thing remarkable about these three charts is how few differences there are between them, despite wildly different responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contagions gonna be contagious, and common sense — backed up by an entire year’s worth of data, as Insanity Wrap has just shown you — works about the same as draconian lockdown measures.

Today’s craziest person in the world is anyone ignoring all this data in the name of “science.”

Thus endeth the lesson.

Previously On Insanity Wrap: While Biden Bumbled, Putin Went on War Footing on Land and Sea

Your Daily Dose of Mandated Unity

Did we say “unity?”

We apologize for the error.

And Now For a Brief Moment of Sanity

Larry Elder's Three Rules

The Coming Bipartisan Backlash to Public School Wokeness

Erika Sanzi — from the Parents Defending Education group — has just had published her first-ever piece for Newsweek, and it’s must-read stuff.

Insanity Wrap just had to break out this bit for you:

We are getting letters daily from concerned parents and teachers about what they describe as a “racially divisive curriculum,” “blatant activism in the classroom,” “infantilization of students and staff of color,” “sanctioned discrimination,” “radical gender ideology” and “racist poison.”

“We did not immigrate to this country for our children to be taught in taxpayer funded schools that punctuality and hard work are white values,” one father tells me.

So. Much. This.

Insanity Wrap is a big believer in bourgeois, middle-class values and behavior because they are a universal and color-blind way to live a decent and successful life.

Larry Elder distilled them down to just three things that anyone can (and should!) do:

  • Finish high school
  • Don’t have a child before the age of 20
  • Get married before having the child.

Insanity Wrap would add a fourth item: Stay married.

That’s it. There’s nothing impossible on that list, or in most cases even particularly difficult.

And while parenting can be (ahem) challenging on some days, the rewards are deeply moving, every single day.

The dangers of not doing those things… well, we see them every single day in the news.

The number-one cause of childhood poverty? Single motherhood.

The number-one cause of young men and even boys turning to crime? Fatherless households.

It takes two to raise — no, to civilize — kids, particularly boys who tend to have more energy than sense.

Insanity Wrap has two of those energetic boy children, and we understand that there’s nothing more important than being there to help make sure they grow up into fine young men.

Wish us (and them) luck.

Your Daily Dose of Celebrity Nonsense

Celebrity guest-Veep Kamala Harris tried to crack a joke.

Insanity Wrap isn’t sure which is the most painful moment in this clip, but we have two for you to choose from.

Was it the “please clap” lack of laughter, despite Harris’s insistence that everyone was laughing?

Or was it how her voice turned shrill as she set up the joke in a wince-worthy attempt at signaling levity?

Maybe this would be a good time for you to join Insanity Wrap in embracing the healing power of “and.”

Here’s Another Damn Thing We’re Supposed to Be Concerned About

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

The Left devours its own, always.

Insanity Wrap isn’t sure exactly what caused this particular split, but it’s probably rooted in antifa’s systemic racism.

Change our mind.

One More Thing…

Insanity Wrap had a few things we wanted to say about Maxine Waters, but we can’t improve on this, so that’s a Wrap for today.

Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…

…assuming we make it that long.

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