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THE MAGICAL NEGRO IS BACK COURTESY OF COMCAST

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How many people remember how the progressive communist democrats lost their collective minds in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election when Rush Limbaugh played his iconic parody, “Barack the Magic Negro” featuring a parody voice of Al Sharpton and sung to the tune of the song “Puff, the Magic Dragon?”

“Barack the Magic Negro” was written by Paul Shanklin, a conservative political comedian whose work was featured prominently by Limbaugh. It was created as a response to a March 2007 Los Angeles Times Opinion piece by David Ehrenstein, who appeared to suggest that voting for Barack Obama would help white voters alleviate guilt over past racial wrongdoings.

The parody… 

The lyrics…

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
’Cause he’s not authentic like me.
Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
Said he makes guilty whites feel good
They’ll vote for him, and not for me
’Cause he’s not from the hood.

See, real black men, like Snoop Dog,
Or me, or Farrakhan
Have talked the talk, and walked the walk.
Not come in late and won!

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
’Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
’Cause he’s black, but not authentically.

Some say Barack’s “articulate”
And bright and new and “clean.”
The media sure loves this guy,
A white interloper’s dream!
But, when you vote for president,
Watch out, and don’t be fooled!
Don’t vote the Magic Negro in –
’Cause —

’Cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice
And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.
It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions,
And there’ll be no cash in the collection plate.
There ain’t gonna be no cash money, no walkin’ around money, no phoning money.
Now, Barack going to come in here and ........

The origin…

The Magical Negro is a supporting stock character in fiction who, utilizing special insight or powers often of a supernatural or quasi-mystical nature, helps the white protagonist get out of trouble.

The articulation of the Magic Negro trope in film, in which an African-American character is imbued with special powers, was attributed to anti-White racist director Spike Lee who commented, “How is it that black people have these powers, but they use them for the benefit of white people?” <Source>

Now, courtesy of Comcast’s Focus Features comes “The American Society of Magical Negroes”

Focus Features Announces New Comedy From Director Kobi Libii The American Society of Magical Negroes

Studio sets March 22, 2024 theatrical release date. 

Focus Features will release filmmaker Kobi Libii’s feature directorial debut, The American Society of Magical Negroes, on March 22, 2024. The American Society of Magical Negroes is a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

The trailer… 

I wonder how many progressive communist democrats will denounce the film as “racist?”

In other news...

Another progressive communist democrat's race to "the bottom" 

As if things are not going downhill fast, it appears a Senate Staffer, allegedly an aide to Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), filmed himself receiving anal sex in a Senate hearing room of the Hart Senate Office Building. What makes this noteworthy is that this appears to be the same anti-Semitic terrorist sympathizer/congressional staffer who may have confronted Jewish congressman Max Miller to say, "Free Palestine."

Of course, like all progressive communist democrats, he appears to deny it and threatens legal action. I wonder if he thinks about what might have happened to him had he been caught in a "free Palestine?"

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Bottom line...

We are so screwed, some of us literally!

-- 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


LET ISRAEL FIGHT ITS OWN BATTLES

It appears that the anti-Semitic Hamas-loving Democrats are trying to kneecap Israel… 

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From the Holocaust deniers...

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The U.S. asked Israel to scale down its war effort

President Biden’s national security adviser urged Israel today to end its large-scale ground and air campaign in the Gaza Strip and transition to a more targeted phase in its war against Hamas, American officials said.

Jake Sullivan, the U.S. national security adviser, did not specify a timetable during his meetings with top Israeli officials. But four American officials said that Biden wanted Israel to switch to more precise tactics in around three weeks or soon thereafter.

[OCS: There should be no doubt that Jake Sullivan is a progressive communist democrat swamp creature, Biden’s United States National Security Advisor, and previously the Director of Policy to President Barack Obama, the National Security Advisor to then Vice President Biden, and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Hillary Clinton at the U.S. Department of State. Sullivan was also a senior advisor to Iran nuclear negotiations group, and senior policy advisor to Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.]

The new phase that the Americans envision would involve the use of smaller groups of elite Israeli forces that would move in and out of population centers in Gaza, carrying out more precise missions to find and kill Hamas leaders, rescue hostages and destroy tunnels. But it’s not clear when, or if, Israel would agree to move to lower-intensity fighting. In response to the American advice, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel released a statement saying that “Israel will continue the war until we complete all of its goals.”

[OCS: I have zero sympathy for civilians in Gaza, the majority of whom support Hamas and celebrated the October 7 terrorist attack. Likewise, children who are taught Jew hatred and to play act killing Jews. It is with complete moral clarity I declare that any civilian death is on the hands of Hamas, the continued perpetrator of terrorism and the practice of using civilians as human shields. Any diminution of force would increase the number of IDF casualties.]

The Biden administration has said in recent weeks that it wants to take steps to reduce civilian casualties in Gaza. Life there has been very grim for Palestinians, our Middle East correspondent Raja Abdulrahim told us.

“Some people have told me that they would rather just have a nuclear bomb come and take them all out because the situation has gotten so desperate, and they don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel,” Raja said. “They also feel like the entire world has abandoned them.” <Source>

[OCS: This is what New York Times propaganda looks like! The Gaza government (Hamas) can always surrender and save civilian lives. Where is the discussion of anti-Semitism within the Democrat Party and the moral authority of swamp creatures to dictate Israeli national defense policy?]

Who is driving the bus over the cliff...

Biden Staffers Call For Ceasefire, Hold Vigil Outside WH

President Joe Biden’s staff and appointees held a visual outside of the White House demanding for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

On Wednesday night, more than three dozen people stood outside the White House hiding their faces with scarves and sunglasses to not be identified, and held a sign that read “President Biden, Your Staff Demands A Ceasefire.” [OCS: anti-Semitic terrorist supporters and cowards. They need to be identified and fired as terrorist sympathizers and foreign agents.]

There were also candles on the ground that spelled out “ceasefire.” <Source>

What they report...

"High intensity" phase of Gaza war needs to end within weeks, Sullivan tells Netanyahu

Israel's war in Gaza needs to "transition to the next lower intensity phase in a matter of weeks, not months," White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the war cabinet in a meeting on Thursday, according to two U.S. and Israeli officials.

Why it matters: The Biden administration has backed the Israeli response to the Oct. 7 attack and says it supports Israel's stated goal of ousting Hamas in Gaza, but the White House is under mounting international and domestic pressure to tell Israel to end the war.

  • The rate of civilian deaths in Gaza is outpacing those of other conflict zones in the 21st century. Mounting casualties have been accompanied by a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the enclave. [OCS: Sounds like Obama's "disparate impact bullshit!"]
  • Biden administration officials think that moving to lower-intensity fighting will decrease civilian casualties, allow more humanitarian aid into Gaza and decrease the risk for regional war.
    [OCS: Only a woke asshole would think resupplying the enemy is a humanitarian gesture." Regional war? The real enemy is Iran and the U.S. should encourage anyone who takes out their nuclear capability -- that Obama facilitated!]
  • Biden said he wants Israel to be focused on how to save civilian lives in Gaza. "Not stop going after Hamas, but be more careful," he told reporters during a visit to the National Institutes of Health in Washington on Thursday.
    [OCS: Biden's brain is gone: It's the Obamacons talking!]
    <Source>

Netanyahu... 

White House tells Israel to scale BACK Gaza offensive in 'weeks' - but Netanyahu warns he won't stop until Hamas is 'eliminated'

Netanyahu said the war would continue until Hamas was eliminated. 

'I told our American friends - our heroic fighters have not fallen in vain,' he said, according to a statement from his office.

'From the deep pain of their falling, we are more determined than ever to continue to fight until Hamas is eliminated - until absolute victory.' <Source>

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant...

Gallant to Sullivan: Israel needs more than several months to destroy Hamas 

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant told visiting U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Thursday that the war against Hamas in Gaza will continue for several months during discussions held at Defense Ministry Headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Gallant told Sullivan that Hamas “is a terrorist organization that built itself over a decade to fight Israel and built infrastructure under the ground and above the ground, and it is not easy to destroy them. It will require a long period of time; it will last more than several months, but we will win, and we will destroy them [Hamas]. So thank you once again for coming to Israel, for helping us and for supporting us.” <Source>

Bottom line…

United States politicians screwed up Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and now they want to tell Israel how to fight a successful war.

Netanyahu is a world leader, not a corrupt pissant like Biden -- selling his office, ignoring his country's sovereignty, or giving aid and comfort to Iran, which is attacking U.S. forces. 

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


LOOKS LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE IS CELEBRATING KWANZA: KOMMUNIST KRISTMAS EARLY

With Jill Biden in charge, it appears that some of the Obama acolytes may have persuaded her to turn the White House Christmas celebration into an intersectional freak show… 

Michelle Dorrance, the founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance received a BA from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she created a major that dealt with concepts of American race in relationship to democracy in American culture, themes she explores in her current choreography.

At least the decorating crew got something right...

Yes, it's all bout racializing Christmas...

why antiracism work is important to me -- a note from michelle dorrance

In my generation, to be a tap dancer is to be an ambassador to the world for the unsung history of a Black art form. Taught, encouraged, and inspired by our elders to be more than dancer/musician-performers, my generation strives to be educators, creators, innovators, preservationists, and historians. It is our job to tell the history of tap dance as a celebration of Black culture and also the never-ending struggle against systemic racism and white supremacy in this country - the origin story of appropriation in American culture.

In 2020, I am a part of the way this story plays out. I am a white tap dancer with Black cultural ancestors in a society that privileges white people and whiteness. I am easy for white audiences wanting to access and experience elements of Black culture to swallow. My whiteness is the reason you may have heard of me before two of my inspirations, Ayodele Casel and Dormeshia, not to mention the legendary inspiration, elder, and griot, Dianne Walker. It is imperative for me, and those who look like me, to acknowledge that. It is imperative for us to fight against racist norms that have defined American culture since its very origin. If we do not do enough, this story will not change.

I am incredibly blessed to be of my generation of tap dancers and to have learned from so many of our elders, the last hoofers of the jazz era, before they passed away. I’m also blessed to know our living masters of tap dance, some of the most extraordinary tap dancers that have ever lived. And not only am I blessed, I am privileged. It was my privilege to have had the support of my family and the access to pursue a unique and powerful interdisciplinary college education at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. I had the tremendous privilege to deeply pursue Black history in America along with my passion for revolutionary thought. It was my privilege to investigate American “democratic” thought, learn the unconscionable history of American racial ideology, be inspired by Black social/political movements, delve into American literature and European philosophy, and then, very profoundly, to be invited by my advisor, Laurin Raiken to engage with his work on art and social change. This was the same year we marched in the streets for justice for Amadou Diallo and against police brutality. I was 19. Amadou Diallo was 23. At the time, I believed that outside of a full-scale revolution, the only way I could make an impact was as a civil rights lawyer, a full-time activist or both- but the experience of uniting my passions changed that, empowered my growth as an artist, and encouraged my understanding of tap dance as both a tradition born of subversion/revolution/protest and a powerful vehicle for social and political change. My journey with this work began twenty years ago, and twenty years later, I have not done enough.

It is from this place of white privilege that I invite you to join me in lifelong antiracism work. Understanding how deeply embedded white supremacy, racism, and colonialism is in our culture is paramount to understanding our role (as white people) in perpetuating it, and embracing our job to dismantle it. That understanding is incredibly important to me as a human being and to me as a tap dancer. The resources here are a place to start. <Source>

Sounds like a full-blown communist revolutionary.

Bottom line…

The White House freak show continues. Definitely not my 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


THE NRA IS MAKING A BIG MISTAKE

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One of the very first rules of commonsense is never, never hand your enemy a loaded weapon…

So why is the National Rifle Association collaborating with the gun-grabbers at the ACLU (American Communist Lawyers Union) to directly represent the National Rifle Association (NRA) before the United States Supreme Court?

The case…

The NRA in 2018 brought a lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Maria Vullo, and the New York Department of Financial Services alleging that the parties abused their regulatory power to violate the NRA’s First Amendment rights.

At the behest of prominent anti-gun proponent, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, Maria Vullo, the former superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), issued guidance to financial institutions regulated by her department, including banks, insurers, and credit card companies, to consider their “reputational risks” when doing business with the NRA. Moreover, Vullo threatened to exercise the Department’s extensive regulatory power against entities that fail to sever ties with the NRA.

What the ACLU said…

We don’t support the NRA's mission or its viewpoints on gun rights, and we don’t agree with their goals, strategies, or tactics. But we both know that government officials can't punish organizations because they disapprove of their views.

If the Supreme Court doesn’t intervene, it will create a dangerous playbook for state regulatory agencies across the country to blacklist or punish any viewpoint-based organizations — from abortion rights groups to environmental groups or even ACLU affiliates. 

The questions at the core of this case are about the First Amendment and the principled defense of civil liberties for all, including those with whom we disagree on the Second Amendment. We won’t let the rights of organizations to engage in political advocacy be trampled. <Source>

Amazing how many cases abridging the freedom of American citizens they didn’t take, especially those against progressive communist democrats.

Many ACLU affiliates do not agree with their representation of the NRA…

NYCLU STATEMENT ON ACLU REPRESENTATION OF THE NRA AT THE SUPREME COURT

In response to reporting that the national office of the ACLU has decided to directly represent the National Rifle Association (NRA) before the United States Supreme Court in National Rifle Association v. Vullo, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement from Executive Director Donna Lieberman:

“The NYCLU strongly disagrees with the ACLU’s decision to directly represent and therefore provide direct support to the NRA. We will not be participating in this case even though it comes out of New York. The NYCLU remains committed to defending the speech rights of those whose messages we abhor, but nothing in this case requires direct representation of the NRA: The important First Amendment issue in the case is well-established, the NRA is one of the most powerful organizations in the country and has sophisticated counsel, and representing the NRA directly risks enormous harm to the clients and communities the ACLU and NYCLU work with and serve.

“The NRA is a chief driver of the gun violence problem devastating communities throughout the country. This violence is an existential threat to racial justice and the exercise of our democracy, two of the ACLU and NYCLU’s core values. Armed intimidation of voters, election officials, and peaceful protestors by vigilantes is now normalized, particularly threatening people of color. The NYCLU has spent years building deep partnerships with communities and advocates, including young people and people of color, who face the greatest threat of gun violence and are working to end it.

“The NRA is among the most powerful advocacy organizations in the country, with resources to secure the nation’s finest lawyers. It does not need the ACLU to volunteer for that job. We remain a proud affiliate of the ACLU, but in this moment the NYCLU respectfully dissents.” <Source: ACLU>

The case benefits the ACLU…

  1. Taking on a controversial case allows the ACLU to burnish its undeserved reputation of defending unpopular cases in the name of justice. It is ludicrous when you consider all of the ACLU assaults on our freedoms by supporting environmental causes—many settled by consent decree by tainted collaborating parties to bring about unconstitutional rules and regulations with the force of law after bypassing the Congressional law-making process.

  2. By cashing in on a big payday, should the NRA prevail and be awarded attorney’s fees and damages. While we can see the filed lawsuit, the actual ACLU engagement letter is not available to NRA members or members of the public.

  3. It might provide access to internal NRA documents and other information useful to the ACLU in other cases, even if it is inadmissible in Court under an attorney-client privilege.

  4. The progressive communist democrats see a clear and present danger from Donald Trump should he be elected and the validity of Vullo allows him to use regulatory agencies to “retaliate against his opponents.” By defeating Vullo, the ACLU would now be able to return to their normal activities of trying to suppress conservatives with which they disagree.

Bottom line…

Once again, the membership of the NRA under the direction of the corrupt lobbyist Wayne LaPierre is getting screwed.

-- Steve

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“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 DEMOCRATS ARE SO STUPID THEY DO NOT REALIZE MUSLIMS WANT TO KILL THEM TOO!

College-fools

What went wrong?

The progressive communist democrats have suffered a brain fart, a lapse of in logic.

When your enemy openly says they want to kill you, it is best to believe them.

Unfortunately, the progressive communist democrat elites, the academics, and the legacy media are so arrogant as to believe that some other individuals and organizations do not share their same value system. They use their power construct, which divides everything into oppressor and the oppressed—believing they must stand with anybody that self-identifies as being oppressed, be they queer black transvestite Marxists or murderous terrorists. They cannot admit that their basic ideology contains flaws and is completely bogus.

As for anti-Israel or anti-Semitism, the equation holds. Even though the Palestinian-Arabs, in reality, Egyptians and Transjordanians, have been self-governing without a Jew in sight since 2005, they must be victims because they remain poor while their neighbor Israel is comparatively wealthy—ignoring the 20% of the Israel population that is Arab and refuses even to consider any other country as their homeland. And, forgetting that the leadership of Gaza are millionaires and billionaires and live in luxury outside of Gaza—continuing to steal billions from the humanitarian aid that is meant for Gazans.

As for college dummies…

They are being led by trained agitators, with today’s Palestinian flag substituting for posters of Che Guevara, a murderous terrorist who personally machine-gunned his victims while eating a papaya. 

Bottom line…

If America is to fall, it will fail because the dummied within did nothing.

If you are an international student and side with America’s enemies, you should be deported. If you are an American and destroy public and private property, you should go to jail and be treated as a felon.

If you are a progressive communist democrat and an elected or appointed official, you need to lose your job.

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 THE GOP BE PRO-LIFE WITHOUT BEING PRO-CRAZY?

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I am ordinarily pro-life, but I am also not pro-crazy.

It should be your inalienable right to be free from government molestation, especially in matters of health,

Whether the issue is taking an experimental vaccine with as yet unknown side effects or seeking an abortion for a compelling reason, there comes a time when the government does not deserve a say in your life.

Texas Supreme Court temporarily halts order that allowed pregnant woman to have abortion.

The Texas Supreme Court late Friday night temporarily halted a lower-court order allowing a woman who is 20 weeks pregnant to get an abortion — reversing a lower-court ruling that marks the first case of a pregnant woman seeking a court order for the procedure since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year.

The case involves Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from the Dallas area, who asked the nonprofit Center for Reproductive Rights for legal help in obtaining an emergency abortion in Texas after she learned last week that her fetus had Trisomy 18, also called Edwards syndrome. The genetic condition is one “that cannot sustain life,” as Cox wrote in an op-ed Wednesday in the Dallas Morning News. Almost all such pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Babies who do survive often die prematurely.

Cox’s doctor warned that carrying the pregnancy to term could jeopardize her health and future fertility, including uterine rupture and hysterectomy, according to the lawsuit filed on her behalf.

On Thursday, Travis County District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, an elected Democrat, granted a temporary restraining order that would allow Cox to have an abortion under the narrow exceptions to the state’s ban. But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) asked the Supreme Court of Texas to intervene to block Cox from obtaining an abortion. The Texas Supreme Court’s brief order on Friday night did not specify when it would make its final decision, but merely stated that the issues raised “remain pending before the Court.”

Paxton said the Travis County judge’s order would not excuse the hospital or doctor from civil or criminal liability. He warned that the temporary restraining order “will expire long before the statute of limitations for violating Texas’ abortion laws expires.”

Doctors who perform abortions could be sentenced to five or more years in prison in many states. In Texas, they could go to jail for life.  <Source>

Never again tell me that Texas is the land of freedom.

I can understand the usual argument that abortion is not a federal issue and, constitutionally, the issue is controlled by either the state or the individual. By what right does any government entity have the right to jeopardize your health on the political whim of your state government or your neighbors?

I can understand that abortion is a delicate balance of rights and competing interests between the mother and her unborn child. Even if the child has legally recognizable rights, parental judgment should prevail in cases where the child, if carried to term, will have a debilitating or life-threatening issue. And for those who wonder, I consider the product of conception to be a child, no matter the stage of development.

I do not condone abortion as another form of birth control. I do not believe in artificially unrealistic limits on abortion that preclude the procedure before the mother is even aware of her pregnancy.

Now I understand why the Republicans struggle with the issue of abortion while the Democrats exploit their failure to uphold individual freedom.

Work-around...

Since time is of the essence, it is no wonder that Cox had to flee Texas to enforce her rights.

Pregnant Woman Leaves Texas to Obtain Abortion as Court Considers Emergency Request

Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup announced Monday that Kate Cox, a 31-year-old woman who is 20 weeks pregnant, fled Texas to “get the time-sensitive abortion care needed to protect her health and future fertility.” Her departure comes after the Texas Supreme Court on Friday evening paused her previously granted request to receive an emergency abortion that her doctors and lawyer argued would save her life. <Source>

What Alamo?

Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Woman Who Requested Approval for Abortion

The Texas Supreme Court overturned a lower court order granting a woman’s request for an abortion hours after she left her home state to seek the procedure elsewhere.

The state supreme court directed the lower court to vacate its order Monday evening, finding that Cox’s legal team had not adequately demonstrated that she met the requirements for a medical exception.

Cox’s doctor “asked a court to pre-authorize the abortion yet she could not, or at least did not, attest to the court that Ms. Cox’s condition poses the risks the exception requires,” the court ruled.

“These laws reflect the policy choice that the Legislature has made, and the courts must respect that choice,” the decision continues. <Source>

Bottom line…

One of my best friends was bipolar and in a great deal of mental anguish as he had numerous medical issues. One day, he took a combination of drugs prescribed by two different doctors. One induced suicidal ideation. The other lowered impulse control. Do I consider my friend a criminal for ending his own life? Hell no! Would I think less of Kate Cox, who appears to be making an informed choice for herself and her unborn child? Again, hell no!

What pisses me off is that both Texas Governor and Attorney General Ken Paxton believe they are demi-Gods capable of Solomonic wisdom when it comes to the health of Kate Cox and her unborn child.

The government can’t pick and choose which inalienable rights they will honor and claim the stand for freedom. 

We must restore our freedoms and remove politics and judicial activism from medical decisions.

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


THE SKY IS FALLING, AGAIN!

Climate-reality

The sky is falling again…

Many of the gravest threats to humanity are drawing closer, as carbon pollution heats the planet to ever more dangerous levels, scientists have warned.

Five important natural thresholds already risk being crossed, according to the Global Tipping Points report, and three more may be reached in the 2030s if the world heats 1.5C (2.7F) above pre-industrial temperatures.

[OCS: Funny, how these scientists managed to derive the 2030 timeline, the exact timeline being touted by the progressive communist democrats, globalists, and the media as the “deadline” for action. Considering how many projections these same scientists, politicians, and pundits have gotten wrong over the past fifty years, why should we believe that this time will be different?]

Triggering these planetary shifts will not cause temperatures to spiral out of control in the coming centuries but will unleash dangerous and sweeping damage to people and nature that cannot be undone.

[OCS: It appears that the projection prediction poohbahs have finally admitted that “Triggering these planetary shifts will not cause temperatures to spiral out of control in the coming centuries.” But, then again, it was all incomplete programming, manipulated data, and the silicon silliness needed to support the political narrative of the day.]

“Tipping points in the Earth system pose threats of a magnitude never faced by humanity,” said Tim Lenton, from the University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute. “They can trigger devastating domino effects, including the loss of whole ecosystems and capacity to grow staple crops, with societal impacts including mass displacement, political instability and financial collapse.”

[OCS: Speculative fiction. Want to worry about a cataclysmic earth-shattering catastrophe in the future—think about an asteroid strike, which also has a significant probability given a timescale as long as those manifested for global climate changes.]

There is something other than greenhouse gases to consider?

The tipping points at risk include the collapse of big ice sheets in Greenland and the West Antarctic, the widespread thawing of permafrost, the death of coral reefs in warm waters, and the collapse of one oceanic current in the North Atlantic.

[OCS: For example, in 2008, NSIDC scientist Mark Serreze told ABC News that the Arctic could be “ice-free” that summer. In 2009, Al Gore said, “The North Pole will be ice-free in the summer by 2013 because of man-made global warming.”

"The sea ice minimum in September 2023 was essentially the same as it was in 2007 when all the predictions of “ice-free summers” began. Moreover, data from 2007 to 2023 show a zero net change over the past 17 years. The flat trend from 2007 to 2023 suggests a regime shift in the Arctic sea ice system to a new stable level.

Coral has existed continuously for the 60 million years, surviving temperatures and carbon dioxide levels significantly higher than what is occurring today.

"Objective scientific evidence refutes claims in recent decades that warming oceans and coral bleaching are resulting in a decline of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Ten years ago, science and the media suggested the GBR would be almost gone today due to the posited effects of climate change. This claim was based on a single scientific study published in October of 2012 which analyzed GBR coral loss over a 27 year period. The researchers primarily blamed coral bleaching in response to warmer waters and tropical cyclones, suggesting both are exacerbated by climate change and the GBR’s decline."

Unlike other changes to the climate such as hotter heatwaves and heavier rainfall, these systems do not slowly shift in line with greenhouse gas emissions but can instead flip from one state to an entirely different one. When a climatic system tips – sometimes with a sudden shock – it may permanently alter the way the planet works.

[OCS: OMG—admitting greenhouse gases are not the be-all and end-all in the human-caused climate crisis?]

Weasel-words…

Based on scientific understanding, key findings can be formulated as statements of fact or associated with an assessed level of confidence using the IPCC-calibrated language.

[OCS: Few things in science can be stated as fact, especially those things derived from computer models, the great majority of which are incomplete and operate on highly-manipulated datasets. As for confidence intervals, this is more mathematical manipulation to imbue uncertain things with some degree of certainty. As for “calibrated language,” that is synonymous with “narrative based on the fashionable science of the moment.]”

How corrupt is this bullshit?

The tipping point report also looked at what it called “positive tipping points”, such as the plummeting price of renewable energy and the growth in sales of electric vehicles. It found that such shifts do not happen by themselves but need to be enabled by stimulating innovation, shaping markets, regulating business, and educating and mobilizing the public.”

[OCS: Renewable energy is not reliable, sustainable, or adequate to support an industrialized economy. The prices of renewable energy are not plummeting as they are subsidized by government edict which drives up total energy costs, thus producing the illusion of lower prices. Ordinary people do not want vehicles that are not reliable, require extreme charging times,  and have significant hot and cold weather impacts. One need only imagine trying to cross Texas, stopping after every 350 miles to sit in the hot sun for hours to recharge—that is if a fast charger is available. What is driving shifts, pun intended, is government interference in your lives.] 

Cherry-picking the researchers and the reports…

The tipping point report, produced by an international team of 200 researchers and funded by Bezos Earth Fund, is the latest in a series of warnings about the most extreme effects of climate change

[OCS: Bezos is a progressive communist democrat beholden to the government for contracts, grants, subsidies, favorable tax regulations, and the avoidance of anti-trust actions. All of the “extreme” effects are a form of science fiction. Another 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that conveys yet another tax advantage to the uber-rich Bezos which buying political protection for his various enterprises.]

Scientists have warned that some of the shifts can create feedback loops that heat the planet further or alter weather patterns in a way that triggers other tipping points.

The researchers said the systems were so tightly linked they could not rule out “tipping cascades.” If the Greenland ice sheet disintegrates, for instance, it could lead to an abrupt shift in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important current that delivers most of the heat to the Gulf Stream. That, in turn, can intensify the El Niño southern oscillation, one of the most powerful weather patterns on the planet.

[OCS: The scientists admit that they do not understand the El Niño southern oscillation nor can the predict its occurrence or particularized effects. Nature has mysterious and marvelous feedback loops, most of which are beyond our comprehension at this present time. To allow the political elites to materially damage our lives, economy, and culture on the basis of speculative fiction is unconscionable.]

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Bottom line...

Deja Vue all over again. Quit using re-cycled predictions and those magnified-scale charts that distort the total picture.

We are so screwed by the elites and the bullshit they use to drive their globalist narrative.

-- 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


HOW POLITICAL IS VISA?

VISA-DEPLATFORM

Amazing! VISA will fund genocidal terrorists but not American gunmakers selling a lawful product to law-abiding American citizens.

Israeli Soldier Finds Hamas Leader’s Visa in Gaza Rubble: ‘Dropped His Credit Card and Fled’

The Visa card bearing Ismail Haniyeh's name was issued by the Palestine Islamic Bank and expired in October 2019

The card, issued by the Palestine Islamic Bank, expired in October 2019, and spelled Haniyeh's name as "Haniya," as does the English version of Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera.

Ismail Haniyeh, 61, has been the head of Hamas' 15-member Politburo since 2017, according to the Council on Foreign Relations think tank.

He was declared a specially designated global terrorist in January 2018 by the U.S. State Department, which cited his "close links with Hamas’ military wing" and support for "armed struggle, including against civilians."

Haniyeh — whose family home in Gaza was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike last month — has been based in Doha, Qatar, since Egypt reportedly banned him from returning to Cairo in 2020 following a foreign tour.

The move prevents him from entering Gaza through the Rafah border crossing.

But he's been recently shuttling between Doha and Turkey to act as a Hamas negotiator and to talk to the terror group's main sponsor, Iran, Reuters reported late last month. <Source>

Bottom line…

Considering that the progressive communist democrats in Congress, the Obama-Biden Administration, and the legacy media are supporting Hamas as they denigrate and attempt to defund Israel, this comes as no surprise.

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


BEFORE YOUR RELY ON THAT WI-FI ALARM SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY...

Burglar-jammer

Once again, we see individuals sacrificing their safety and security for cost and convenience…

Our homes have become smarter in an era dominated by technology. Wi-Fi-connected home alarms promise a sense of security, allowing us to monitor and protect our homes remotely. However, despite their immense popularity, convenience, and accessibility, Wi-Fi signals can be easily intercepted and hacked, thus compromising the entire security system.

While homeowners are drawn to the idea of being able to monitor their properties in real-time through smartphone apps, receiving instant alerts, and even remotely controlling their security systems, a single point of failure could mean unauthorized access, leaving your property susceptible to theft or even more sinister activities. The promise of a connected and seamlessly integrated security network is undoubtedly alluring, but does it live up to its hype?

The foundation of Wi-Fi home alarms lies in their wireless connectivity, allowing devices to communicate with each other and the user through the internet. While this brings unparalleled convenience, it also opens the door to vulnerabilities that can be exploited by tech-savvy criminals equipped with signal jammers that can disrupt the communication between your Wi-Fi home alarm components, rendering them useless. Wi-Fi-based alarms become sitting ducks for those with malicious intent without a physical connection like traditional wired systems. The same goes for systems that rely on cellular communications to notify alarm companies or directly dial the police. 

The consequences of unrestricted immigration from Mexico, Central, and South America…

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says transnational gangs are operating across the country, including in our area. They are targeting high-end homes, jewelry stores, and cars in many different areas in the U.S. However, Bouchard says Oakland County has largely been hit by crews targeting homes.

Bouchard described the crews, which are believed to consist of four to six people, as highly functional and well-trained. They reportedly use a jammer to overcome wireless security systems that depend on Wi-Fi to operate. The crews are all dressed in black, with backpacks, and gloves. Bouchard says they are non-confrontational and their goal is to get in and out of the homes quickly.

The crews are mostly from Latin America, with Bouchard saying the crews working SE Michigan are believed to be mostly Chilean. They are believed to strike quickly in one area before moving on to another.

Bouchard says people looking to protect their homes should focus on redundant systems that do not rely just on Wi-Fi for communication.  <Source>

Bottom line… the false illusion of security…

Wi-Fi home alarms have undoubtedly revolutionized how we approach home security, offering convenience and accessibility like never before. However, it's essential to acknowledge their limitations and the potential risks they introduce.

Unfortunately, as you will see, these systems can be thwarted with relatively cheap and readily available Wi-Fi and cell-phone jammers, rendering the system inert.

As we strive to protect our homes and loved ones, it's crucial to remain vigilant and embrace a balanced approach to security that transcends the allure of a wireless utopia.

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