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THINK ABOUT IT: WHERE IS OUR ABE LINCOLN?

DEMOCRATS THE PARTY OF "NO."

NO INTEGRITY.

NO HONOR.

NO COMPETENCE.

NO REGARD FOR THE AVERAGE AMERICAN.

To all of the mental midgets who purport to be political leaders, here is what a true leader looks like…

Lincoln5To those who would denigrate the man who gave his life for his country, keeping the union together and combatting slavery, what have you done for America? To those who would cancel Lincoln or destroy or remove his statue, you are a pathetic, insignificant, mediocrity who is either an ignorant fool or is exploiting Lincoln for your personal and professional profit.

Shame on you.

Bottom line…

Think about Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Chief Justice John Roberts – and then feel sorry for America.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TODAY'S COUNTRY WESTERN ARTISTS ARE NOT OUTLAWS; THEY'RE CORPORATE PUSSIES.

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Cowboys and Cowgirls missing in action…

Where are all of country's brothers and sisters standing up for the latest victim of “cancel culture,” Morgan Wallen, and saying, he may be ignorant, he may be drunk, he may be acting like thousands of other individuals on any given day-- but dammit -- he's an American, living and performing in America. He has the right to say anything he damn well pleases as long as it's not illegal under our Constitution and prevailing laws.

The race-baiters who openly celebrate Snoop Dogg and other rappers who use the same words, openly degrade women, and act atrociously in public -- now that's racist behavior. What happened to equality under the law? The use of words may be disgusting, but it is not illegal.

That someone would exploit a vulnerable moment by recording it and then selling it to a voyeuristic exploitation site like TMZ is the real crime -- a betrayal of trust. This isn't news; it's gotcha garbage.

Collective insanity…

Unfortunately, we appear to be living in a period of collective insanity where some of the most uneducated, untalented, unaccomplished disaffected mediocrities and failures are taking the opportunity to attack those who are making a difference.

People who find that they can still hide behind anonymity in their basements and denigrate others -- their infectious venom is spread by the opportunity to voice their opinions without restraint and magnified by the social media platforms' reach. Echoed endlessly by similarly disaffected losers trying to join a crowd that would ignore them in real life. "How cool is it we can screw with someone's personal and professional life to make ourselves feel better for our failures?" This is a sickness of mind and spirit—groupthink at its most dangerous.

Made more dangerous by those who believe that Facebook and the Twitterverse mirror real life. Terrified corporate executives are afraid that if someone looks closely, they are operating on pure luck and a little talent. They were mostly in the right place at the right time. 

As for those other pussies in corporate America, one can hardly blame them for protecting their cushy positions, excessive salaries, and their careers by throwing Wallen to the wolves before they are eaten.

This is America…

I have always viewed country music and redneck culture as a metaphor for America. Live and let live. Don't like something? Don't buy it. Turn the dial. Look elsewhere.

Perhaps that old country outlaw, Willie Nelson, said it best: I don't care how they vote or what they do in the bedroom -- just as long as they like "On the road again."

Bottom line…

Enough of this "cancel culture" promoted by the progressive socials democrats and their loser adherents.

Where is our freedom of speech and the "trash-talk" exemption? What the hell happened to country music? What the hell happened to America.

-- steve

P. S., Your funny for today – Beverly Hills (California) police officers, are loudly playing easily recognizable copyrighted music on their phones when they suspect they are being recorded. Relying on the social media platform’s algorithms to detect and delete recordings that infringe the copyrights of others.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IT'S A NEW WORLD OUT THERE: THE PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS PLAN

Welcome to a new world. One of press release entrepreneurs, influencers, and a preponderance of woke useful idiots…

The business model is simple.

(1)  Be an egotistical, self-serving, shameless huckster. Preferably one who is already exploiting and capitalizing on a nationally-recognized tragedy, cause, or meme.

(2)  Latch on to a media-friendly cause that can be exploited for selling an existing product. Be sure to give a shout-out to your current cause lest they feel abandoned. Make sure you have a targetable enemy that can serve as a foil for your promotions.

(3)  Whip up a cheap logo and build a “shop-enabled” website with a drag-and-drop site-builder like Squarespace.

(4)  Write a manifesto expressing your lofty goals, aspirations, and organizational guidelines.

(5)  Convince someone to fund your venture using the attractive value of massive media attention and the persona of a progressive social do-gooder.

(6)  Contract with an existing producer of private-label goods with an automated fulfillment mechanism.

(7)  Try to form your venture as a non-profit charity so you can avoid taxes, convert donations into real property, and pay yourself a handsome salary with first-class travel and entertainment perks.

(8)  Choose your venue carefully – you might want to avoid states and localities governed by progressive socialist democrats unless you have security as a line-item in your budget.

(9)  Keep up the media attention, even to the extent of outrageous speech and behavior. Remember, treat media attention as an infomercial for your product.

(10)  Choose your venue carefully – you might want to avoid states and localities governed by progressive socialist democrats unless you have security as a line-item in your budget.

California, with its high taxes, repressive rules and regulations, and a general disdain for small business, in fact, any business, is the wrong place to start a company unless you need proximity to venture capitalists, other cross-promoting entrepreneurs, or some strategic advantage. How many people know that the unions, trying to unionize large gig-economy companies like Uber and Lyft, turned to their bought-and-paid-for representatives to sponsor Assembly Bill A.B. 5, which nearly killed all gig workers functioning as independent contractors in the state. On the other hand, Florida, with its low taxes, fewer restrictions, and outstanding bankruptcy provisions, is a great place to start a business. Especially if you already live there or need a warm-weather sanctuary.

And, wing it. People will remember your campaign, and any failure can easily be explained as being crushed by your evil adversaries, systemic racism, or your political opponents,

Enter Mike Lindell as “the target” …

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Mike Lindell appears to be a patriotic believer in America.  A businessman who founded My Pillow in 2009, where he serves as the CEO. The successful company produces what is advertised as a patented unique sleep-promoting pillow that is 100% made in America. What makes Lindell an attractive target for progressives is that he is a vocal and avid supporter of President Donald Trump, a man so-loathed by progressive socialist democrats that they have their own psychological malady, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Lindell is a born salesman, a shameless self-promoting huckster who has done well for himself by doing well for his customers, employees, and community.

What better target can you pick? Lindell the dreaded Trumper and a product that is an advertising-driven commodity.

Launch using media releases, interviews, and social media engagement programs with influences…

The manifesto…

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To The Future,

Seven days ago they said it could not be done. Seven days ago we joked online about just how powerful a pillow company could be. To the believers - those who dared to imagine a pillow company could be about more than just pillows - thank you for turning our wildest dreams into reality. Rest assured, Good Pillow is well underway :^)

From day one we’ve set out to create a pillow company that is, simply put: Good. This seemingly straightforward idea stems from the mindset that everyone deserves a Good night’s sleep, coupled with the belief that we deserve to feel Good about the brands we choose to support. Good Pillow’s commitment to being a quality, ethical, and sustainable company exists at the forefront of all our business decisions large and small.

Why? To inspire a new generation of Americans to live the American Dream by giving back and supporting causes you believe in, to create a true conscious consumer movement– all while getting a Good night’s sleep.

Here’s what we mean when we say “Good”:

● Good Pillow pledges to support charitable organizations working to improve the lives of everyday Americans & people across the world.

● Good Pillow pledges to have an active dialogue with its customers regarding which causes it will allocate a percentage of profits to.

● Good Pillow pledges to be sustainably sourced and to be environmentally accountable.

● Good Pillow pledges to employ well-paid, unionized manufacturers.

● Good Pillow pledges to be Made in America.

● Good Pillow pledges to place a strong emphasis on hiring those who have traditionally struggled with seeking employment, including: veterans, refugees, people with disabilities, and people who were formerly incarcerated.

● Good Pillow pledges to fill our Board of Directors with people who actually represent America. We’ve seen companies and leaders rely on symbolic gestures as a substitute for real change. We commit to ensuring our actions demonstrate the depth of our commitment.

● Good Pillow pledges to appoint a Chief Progressive Officer to its executive team, whose sole purpose is to ensure we stay true to our vision.

We’ll be honest - this isn’t going to happen overnight, and that’s because we’re committed to doing this the right way. Though we’ve spent ⅓ of our lives on pillows, we can’t say we know everything about pillow manufacturing. That’s why we’re not sacrificing quality for time. We must invest in our foundation to make Good on our promises.

At present, Good Pillow is in the midst of negotiating and solidifying key details with our Board of Directors, manufacturing partners, employees, advisors, and an exciting influencer network with a combined reach of over 250 million people and counting. Before we launch, though, we must take some time to put our heads down, out of respect for the three year anniversary of the shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14th. While we step back to honor those we lost on that horrific day, we remain fully committed to delivering on what we’ve promised. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share more important updates immediately following our blackout period.

[OCS: A blackout period is typically a time when a company's executives and/or employees who are privy to inside information are restricted from buying or selling any corporate securities. Are they going public?]

Thank you for embarking on this journey with us to prove that we can turn Good dreams into reality :)

~ David & Willam  <Source>

David Hogg -- Parkland School Shooting Survivor, Gun Control Advocate, and "Professional Victim" demogogue

Bottom line…

I don’t want a pillow that is merely “good,” I want one that is great, works for me, and that’s it. I don’t give a rat’s ass if it's a “conservative” or “progressive” pillow. I don’t care who makes it as long as they are competent and use quality materials. And, I certainly don’t care about a simpering ideologue whose entire reputation is built upon the bodies of dead children.

Several influencers have made more than a million dollars selling on social media. Let's see if demagogue David Hogg can join the ranks of Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and others who have struck it rich playing to the social media crowd. After all, it's the American way that the progressive socialist democrats hate so much.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CAN YOU TRUST BIDEN'S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND FBI?

Once again, there is an object lesson to be learned by observing the political scene…

Department-of-injustice

If the incoming administration does not trust the leadership of the Department of Justice, why should American citizens believe the bullpucky about equality under the law and the impartial, non-partisan nature of the prosecutions undertaken by the Department of Justice?

In fact, if you look at some of President Biden’s nominees, they may have to change the official seal…

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The formal announcement… 

DOJ-HEADER-TRANS

U.S. Attorney Transition Begins

Continuing the practice of new administrations, President Biden and the Department of Justice have begun the transition process for the U.S. Attorneys.

“We are committed to ensuring a seamless transition. Until U.S. Attorney nominees are confirmed, the interim and acting leaders in the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices will make sure that the department continues to accomplish its critical law enforcement mission, vigorously defend the rule of law and pursue the fair and impartial administration of justice for all,” said Acting Attorney General Wilkinson.

Earlier this year, nearly all presidential appointees from the previous administration offered their resignations, though U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals were asked to temporarily remain in place. Prior to the beginning of this U.S. Attorney transition process, approximately one-third of the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices were already led by acting or interim leadership.

President Biden will make announcements regarding his nominations to the Senate of new U.S. Attorneys as that information becomes available. <Source>

You will notice that the official press release omitted two exceptions to the changeover, the former United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham, who will remain as a special counsel and continue investigating the Russia collusion affair; and David Weiss, the chief federal prosecutor in Delaware who is currently investigating tax matters involving President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Presciently, President Trump insulated Durham from removal by appointing him as a special counsel.

What we have learned over the last year…

ABOVE-THE-LAW

In other news -- the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump…

Attorney’s representing the former President gave a rambling, almost incoherent presentation that failed to assert a cogent legal theory or make a cohesive First Amendment argument.

The Democrat's played a video, devoid of facts and lacking in probative value, and designed as a propaganda set piece to inflame emotions. There was no evidence presented that President Trump caused the riot. In fact, if you looked closely, you can see individuals wearing ballistic vests, gas masks, helmets, face masks, and carrying shields and improvised weapons. Not the Trump speech crowd. 

The question I wanted to ask. It is true that the President of the United States ordered 10,000 armed military members into Washington to "stand ready" to protect the city, and particularly the Capitol -- so how can you accuse him of inciting an insurrection to overthrow the government or keep Congress from its duties?

It is beginning to look like another Democrat dirty trick as Mayor Bowser prevented the effective use of the Guard and the congressional leadership restricted a prudent defense force because they did not like the "optics" of how it would appear on American media.

The result was that the Senate voted 56 to 44 that a former president's impeachment is constitutional. There were six squishy RINOs (Republicans In Name Only who voted with the Democrats: Susan Collins (R-ME); Ben Sasse (R-NE); Mitt Romney (R-UT);  Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); Pat Toomey (R-PA); and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).  

Bottom line…

This is the face of tyranny.

We are screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ANOTHER ACADEMIC 'SPLAINING SYSTEMIC RACISM

Today, pun intended, I came across an article that purported to answer the question, “What is systemic racism?”

The article, written by a progressive socialist democrat, mentions President Joe Biden, the man that heads the Democrat Party. A political party historically steeped in slavery, racism, segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK, and opposition to civil rights legislation. So before some white liberal female academic ‘splains it to me, I thought I might set forth a few basic observations.

(1)  The survival instinct and the processing of sensory information is coded into our DNA. As a matter of survival, we observe differences within our environment. A sudden movement, smell, or encountering someone that looks different, behaves differently, and comes from another location is a threat trigger. Call it tribalism, but individuals have a natural affinity for those who look and behave like themselves – as a threat reduction stratagem.

(2)  There is little equality in nature, mostly one finds similarity given the differences of genetics, birthing, rearing, education, peer pressure, and environmental influences. Individuals are stronger, weaker, smarter, with different natural abilities and leadership skills. To attempt to mandate equality of outcome is little more than a communist pipe dream.

(3)  For the great majority of individuals, the natural desire is to belong to a specific herd and to secure one’s place in the herd’s hierarchy. Mostly signaled by location, behavior, work roles, and the possession of totemic symbols. And, there will always be those who accord themselves status as “elites,” individuals who consider themselves so knowledgeable and enlightened that they should be in charge and govern us in our own best interests. You are supposed to ignore the fact that a great deal of the elite’s time and attention is consumed in maintaining their position and preventing others from assuming their “elite” status—mostly by sub-dividing individuals into identity classes that ignore the elites while competing among themselves.

(4)  The greatest threat to the elites is our inalienable rights, the right to exist unmolested by external authorities and live our lives as we wish. Of course, with the caveat that we do not harm other individuals or damage a societal system that reduces (not increases) transactional friction.

(5)  And, then there are those, mainly politicians, academicians, and hucksters, who profit from natural inequality, like a hedge fund based on human capital. Proposing remedies that amount to reverse racism that perpetuates the identity struggles among the classes.

What is systemic racism?

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What is systemic racism?

President Joe Biden mentioned "the sting of systemic racism" in his inauguration speech.

Here's what the term means.

Racism describes the marginalization or oppression of individuals because of their race.

[OCS: If one were to believe this statement literally, whites would be included in the group of individuals who are subject to politically-driven systemic racism.]

Systemic racism provides another dimension to that; it describes what happens when cultural institutions and systems reflect that individual racism. As Dr. Crystal Fleming writes in "How To Be Less Stupid About Race": “The major insight about systemic and institutional racism is that there is no such thing as ‘a little bit of racism’ or ‘pockets of racism’ or ‘random incidents of racism’ isolated from the rest of society. Whether you realize it or not, racism is systemic, pervasive and embedded within the core of all of our major institutions.”

[OCS: Has anyone else noticed that progressive socialist democrats dominate the allegedly systemically racist institutions? 

"Systemic racism" describes how discriminatory actions show up in the American educational system, the economic system, the health care system, the criminal justice system and more. It's when individual attitudes of prejudice and bigotry are baked into the operations of cultural institutions. And as Fleming writes, “The consequences of systemic racism are vast — from the burgeoning racial wealth gap, political disenfranchisement, mass incarceration and racist immigration policies to microaggressions, racial profiling, racist media imagery and disparities in health, education, employment and housing.”

“Systemic racism is so embedded in our societal interactions that racism has become normalized and rendered nearly invisible. So invisible that people deny its existence and instead cast blame on the individual. This is by design,” Persad said. In other words, systemic racism describes how the racial inequities that we see today — the under-enrollment of minority students in higher education, higher incarceration rates for Black individuals, lower life expectancies for Black mothers, as a few examples — are not the result of individual shortcomings or "personality flaws," but are instead the result of centuries of disenfranchising people of color. <Source>

[OCS: What about the lack of individual responsibility? A community tolerant of out-of-wedlock children with financially irresponsible fathers that force single-mothers into welfare dependence? Higher crime rates that equal higher incarceration rates? Little concern for the thousands of black lives lost to in-community violence? And of course, the Democrat teacher’s unions denying school choice to minorities that keeps them locked in sub-standard schools being taught by sub-standard affirmative action teachers with lifelong tenure after a few years?

Who is the author, Kate Slater?

Kate Slater

Kate Slater is a White anti-racist scholar and educator.

[OCS: What the hell is an anti-racist? Few people are for racism. However, truth-be-told, it is just another liberal label to allow someone to label another person as a racist if they disagree with the anti-racist theory being spouted.]

She is currently the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs at Brandeis University. Previously, she was the Associate Director & Manager of Programs at the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, a nonprofit that promotes racial equity in the American educational sector.

[What about the lack of diversity between constitutional conservatives who believe in constitutional rights for all and academic freedom – as opposed to a majority of progressives who deny both academic freedom and free speech.]

She is also a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire for the course Teaching Race, which explores the history of race and racism in America. Her doctoral research centers the experiences of underrepresented minorities students in higher education, and in particular, at predominantly White institutions.

She also investigates White racial identity formation and how racism operates individually, organizationally, and systemically.

She leads facilitations, trainings, and affinity groups with K-12 institutions and universities, as well as with numerous private organizations. <Source>

I would opine that Kate Slater has a vested interest in viewing everything through a racial lens that starts with America is a terrible place because it is systemically racist – requiring her enlightened assistance to point out our flaws and prescribe remedies. And the answer is simple: systemic racism is plain old racism promoted by the elites for their own advantage.

Another look by another “expert” …

Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America (Pre- Release: Hardcover – June 15, 2021)

The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart float free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities.

What good can come of bringing them into the open? America’s most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. <Source>

Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of "Losing Ground," which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, "The Bell Curve" (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America's class structure. <Source>

I predict it will only be a matter of time until Charles Murray is attacked, labeled as a racist, and efforts to cancel him proliferate in the Twitterverse. Even then, his book and his thoughts will continue to preoccupy the progressive, socialist democrats.

Bottom line…

Begone, all of you. Especially the race-baiters who manipulate and exploit race to advance their self-serving personal and/or professional agenda, attract media attention, and pocket some serious money.  Some exploiting stories of unresolved traumas and insecurities that condition their thinking and allegedly motivate their actions.

Do you want to see what I regard as true systemic racism? Look no farther than your local government that mandates the number of minority first responders must mirror that minority’s representation in the general population. Giving hiring preference and promotional opportunities to minorities, some of whom have lesser qualifications and experience. This proves a point: you don’t give a damn about who saves your life – you want the most qualified and most experienced person available. Similar to the military, when a fellow soldier has to drag a two-hundred-pound individual with one-hundred-pounds of “battle rattle” to safety – you do not want your life compromised by a lesser-abled individual who allows your superiors to check the race or sex box.

If you want to know what’s screwed up about our country, consider those Twits who took to Twitter to declare that Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady, a superbly qualified white quarterback, must be racist because he won the Super Bowl in Black History Month.

Effin crazy. We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


POST SUPER BOWL REMINDER: EVIL NEVER SLEEPS

While millions of Americans watched the Super Bowl, the Democrats were planning and plotting to destroy America, de-fund the Police, and screw Americans…

Mass-distractionSuper Bowl LV featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs played at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Simultaneously, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, battles the relatively old quarterback, Tampa Bay's Tom Brady, 43, who's looking for his seventh Super Bowl ring. Youth vs. experience.

The outcome: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the  Super Bowl 31-9 over the Kansas City Chiefs -- Here's to all us old geezers who have a valuable contribution to make.

The best commercials: "5 to 9" with Dolly Parton for Squarespace and "Whip it Out" for Cure Auto Insurance.

It should come as no surprise that  Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-CA), the promoter of Assembly Bill AB5 killing all gig workers in California, hated Dolly Parton's 5-9 commercial. Proving once again Democrats hate individualism, small business, and anything that cannot be unionized. 

And Bruce Springsteen's "Unity" commercial for Jeep is ironic, given the behavior of the Democrats who speak of unity but are crushing anything Trump -- including his supporters.

More has been written and said about the Super Bowl than about President Joe Biden’s destruction of America. Not one realistic non-staged press conference. No hard questions. Memorized answers and memory go-to tricks.

Who is the puppet-master? What drugs are the President taking? When is Kamala Harris going to step in?

We are so screwed.

Parler

Who knew?

It appears that one point of contention between Parler's terminated former-CEO John Matze and the company was over former President's Trump use of the free speech platform as his primary social media outlet in return for a 40% equity stake in the company. A deal that was negotiated at Mar-a-Lago but never consummated. 

"The Trump Organization negotiated on behalf of then-president Donald Trump to make Parler his primary social network, but it had a condition: an ownership stake in return for joining, according to documents and four people familiar with the conversations. The deal was never finalized, but legal experts said the discussions alone, which occurred while Trump was still in office, raise legal concerns with regards to anti-bribery laws." <Source>

According to Matze, "I didn't like the idea of working with Trump, because he might have bullied people inside the company to do what he wanted. But I was worried that if we didn't sign the deal, he might have been vengeful and told his followers to leave Parler." <Source>

Makes me wonder if rising free-speech advocate and former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino also traded content and promotion for equity? 

Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to be bucking the Democrats looking for "big numbers" for self-congratulatory photo-ops...

Dr. Anthony Fauci said, "scientific data" suggested prioritizing both vaccine doses over giving out single shots to more Americans. There's a discussion among health experts over the best strategy to get the most people vaccinated. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for maximum efficacy. Andy Slavitt, a senior advisor on the Biden COVID response team, instructed medical providers to stop the practice of holding onto vaccine supply to ensure their patients receive the second shot on time, saying doing so was leading providers to cancel appointments for patients waiting to receive the first dose.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


"BAD TIMES" + "BAD WORDS" = "TYRANNY"

Explain to me about freedom in the U.S.A. – where the same word used on hundreds of recordings gets a man fired when used privately and then exploited by a gotcha fringe entertainment site like TMZ?

Only in a hypocritical, hypersensitive land of race-mongering identity-based politicians could one find this disgusting story. Disgusting not because of the use of a  culturally-sensitive word but because of the life-altering disproportionate consequences of a private moment captured on someone’s phone camera. Something has gone radically wrong in America. A dark, deadly malignancy that threatens to cripple free speech and commerce. A disease more appropriate to Stalin’s Soviet Union where they airbrushed pictures of political offenders from official state photos and removed their words from documents. Somewhat like today where certain legal words, terms of diplomacy, and government like “illegal alien” are excised, at great expense, out of government documents.

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Racial slur costs chart-topping country music star Morgan Wallen spot on radio stations

One of the biggest names in country music will not have his songs played on major chains of radio stations and streaming platforms after he was heard saying a racial slur.

[OCS: Surely, in the name of equality, they would ban the numerous “rap stars” that exploit the very same word as a sign of their “ghetto culture.” After all, it must be the word itself, not the context in which it is used, that must be the problem.]

Morgan Wallen, whose “Dangerous” album has remained on top of the Billboard chart for the three straight weeks, said in a statement he is “embarrassed and sorry” for using the racial slur. A clip shared by TMZ Tuesday shows him calling one of his friends the N-word.

[OCS: A remark between friends, possibly inebriated, is commercialized and exploited by TMZ, a voyeuristic program dealing in celebrity gossip and sensationalized news headed by the former lawyer Harvey Levin.]

“I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” he said in a statement to The Tennessean. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”

[OCS: Just a few years ago, someone with money or celebrity could hire one of the race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to front an apology tour and direct donations to visible charities.]

But his language has pushed Cumulus Media, which controls more than 400 radio stations in the United States, to remove Wallen’s music from their rotation, Variety reported.

Cumulus Media’s executive vice president of programming sent an email to their program directors regarding them of the directive.

“Team, unfortunately country music star Morgan Wallen was captured on video Sunday evening using a racial slur,” the email read, according to BBC. “Effective immediately we request that all of Morgan Wallen’s music be removed from our playlists without exception.”

[OCS: I cannot believe that the financially fragile Cumulus would go beyond their promise of being “focused on executing our key strategic priorities and meeting our financial objectives” unless virtue-signaling was somehow profitable.

This is the second time I have heard Cumulus mentioned. The first being a memo allegedly instructing certain hosts to refrain from characterizing the 2020 election results.]

iHeartRadio also made the decision Wednesday to pull Wallen’s music from its stations, Billboard reported.

“In light of Morgan Wallen’s recent actions involving the use of a racial slur, we have made the decision to remove his music and content from our stations effective immediately,” an iHeartRadio spokesperson told Billboard.

SiriusXM and Pandora later made the decision to remove Wallen’s content from their services, Variety reported.

His songs were also removed from Apple Music’s Today’s Country playlist, as well as Spotify’s Hot Country Songs playlist, BBC reported.

Wednesday afternoon, Big Loud Records announced it is suspending Wallen’s recording contract indefinitely. Republic Records, which Wallen is co-signed to, said it agreed with Big Loud’s decision.

CMT said Wednesday it is “in the process of removing his appearances from all our platforms.”

“We do not tolerate or condone words and actions that are in direct opposition to our core values that celebrate diversity, equity & inclusion,” CMT stated. <Source>

[OCS: A temporary career-destroying cascade of “like-minded” virtue signalers operating in the not-so-brave world of cancel culture.”

Bottom line…

Our nation is being crippled by political correctness and the pompous piety of those virtue-signaling progressive socialist democrats idiots who probably engage in some form of offensive behavior privately and have the good grace of not being captured and negatively immortalized on someone’s uploaded iPhone footage. In many cases, we find that some of the biggest offenders like Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and a host of other wealthy individuals and celebrities are flaming liberals.

It is time to end the criminalization of speech. It is time to end racial pandering. And, it is time to let someone apologize for their inappropriate behavior and move on. If you are offended or continue to be offended, that’s your “snowflake” problem. It is time to return tolerance to American life.

I like country music even though I might dislike the behavior of the country music artist. So it's my choice whether or not I listen to someone’s music. I do not need the morality police to filter my content lest I be triggered by words that are spoken thousands of times per day, sometimes in anger, sometimes in jest, and sometimes carelessly.

Enough of this political bullshit. We are actually creating more racists with this political nonsense than we are losing to age and custom.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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