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Insanity Wrap #202: Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1979

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Insanity Wrap needs to know: What could possibly be worse than the 1970s?
Answer: The next four years, at least.

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

  • How do you get a second coup when there was never a first one?
  • Portland Commies Double Down on Commie Holiday
  • Rosanna Arquette says if Jesus were alive today He’d be dead

And so much more.

Shall we begin?

Biden’s ’70s Show

Biden's '70s Show

900,000 jobs expected, 200,000 or so actually created.

Mostly because Uncle Sugar is handing out the free money, extended unemployment benefits, etc.

It’s like having a job, but without all that nasty work.

Employers are begging for workers, and would-be workers are saying, “Maybe next month.”

Even so, prices on everything are up, and Insanity Wrap saw a report recently that there could even be gas shortages this summer.

So we’ve got runaway government, increasing inflation, an economy choking on expensive raw materials and missing computer chips.

Insanity Wrap is going to put on some double-knit, massive plaid trousers, and a polyester shirt with a collar wider than the wings of a B-52, and we’ll be right back in the 1970s.

Nobody wants to go back to the ’70s. It was America’s ugliest decade. We even had to coin a new word for how ugly the economy had gotten. “Stagflation” was the combination of economic stagnation and inflation — something economists had blithely assured us couldn’t happen.

Here we go again.

Insanity Wrap has, at least for the time being, retired “This Is Not a Sane World” and replaced it with “Biden’s ’70s Show.”

Functionally the new segment is no different, but it’s more focused and the title is …big, heavy sigh… spot on.

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Your Daily Dose of Mandated Unity

Sulu Oh My

When Trump’s Next Coup Happens, the Republican Party Will Fully Support It

This next item comes from the execrable Jonathan Chait, so Insanity Wrap knows better than to take it seriously.

And yet… the narrative about January 6 must be fought.

Before we get to the brief vivisection, here’s the turgid lede from Chait’s latest digital bowel movement:

Throughout the Trump era, Republican Party officials and its professional class have gone through a constant and frequently vicious internecine struggle, pitting the small, but well-placed, bloc of anti-Trump elites against an opposing bloc of genuine Trump cultists. Throughout, the balance of power has been held by Republicans who abhor Trump personally and consider him a net liability, but temper their disdain with complacency laced with contempt.

Chait makes it sound as though we just barely escaped a Nazi putsch.

Everyone go Full Sulu now: “Oh, my!”

Insanity Wrap could waste an hour of our time (and yours) doing a fisking of Chait’s entire piece, but instead, let’s look at just three little words.

“Trump’s next coup.”

Let’s take that apart, one word at a time, shall we?

As noted here previously, there were two events on Capitol Hill that day.

That first word, “Trump.”

One was the peaceful protest outside the Capitol Building — the protest called for by Trump.

The other was the (much smaller) riot inside the Capitol Building — the violence Trump rejected before and after it occurred.

So the thing that Chait is complaining about — follow Insanity Wrap very closely here, Mr. Chait — was not Trump’s.

We need to skip ahead to the third word, “Coup.”

Unarmed rioters, one wearing a horned helmet and not much else, do not a coup make.

The closest thing on January 6 to an illegal seizure of power was when an unnamed cop shot Ashli Babbit in the neck, killing her slowly.

We watched her die on streaming video.

There was no coup nor even a coup attempt, Mr. Chait.

Now let’s circle back like Jenny from the second word, “Next.”

You can’t have a next coup without a first coup, and as Insanity Wrap has just shown (yet again) there was no first.

Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest

May Day.

The Communist international holiday.

‘Nuff said.

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The Craziest Person in the World (Today)

Anyone who denies that Progressive Leftism — statist right back to its foundation over a century ago — has descended into full-blown totalitarianism is today’s craziest person in the world.

And Now For a Brief Moment of Sanity

‘A crushing defeat for Labour’ – Reaction as Tories win Hartlepool seat in historic by-election victory

How bad is Biden’s ’70s Show, really?

So bad that today Insanity Wrap had to cross the Atlantic to bring you today’s moment of sanity…

…from Boris Johnson’s perma-locked-down Once Great Britain.

With the notable exception of getting Brexit done, BoJo has been a major disappointment.

But his Tories are still head and shoulders above the filthy Commies who now — again, really — run the rival Labour Party.

Any time Labour loses, particularly a safe seat like this one, it’s a win for sanity.

We’ll take today’s sanity wherever we can find it.

Your Daily Dose of Celebrity Nonsense

If Jesus Was Alive Today He'd Be Dead

So… if Jesus was alive today he’d be dead?

There are nearly 700,000 full-time law enforcement officers in the US. They’re split up amongst nearly 18,000 local police departments, county sheriff’s officers, and state and federal LEOs.

That’s a lot of firepower.

There are approximately 44 million black people in the US.

That’s a lot of targets.

In 2020, police shot and killed 241 black Americans — a number perhaps higher than it should have been.

Still, that’s a vanishingly tiny percentage of the total, and one that shrinks almost to zero when you factor in that most of those killings were done out of violent necessity — violence initiated by the suspect.

It occurs to Insanity Wrap that if the police really did have murderous designs on black Americans, then they’re going about it very, very badly.

PS Jesus was a Jew from Judea and almost certainly a Semite rather than black, so there’s also that. Was Arquette implying that the police are waging wars against the Jews? If so, they’re doing an even worse job of it.

One More Thing…

Insanity Wrap New Study

Not you, gentle reader — just those other people who still believe the news.

Are there many of them left?

That’s a Wrap for today.

Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…

…assuming we make it that long.