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Thursday, June 4, 2020

The End

The decision I’ve madetoday has been a long time coming. I started blogging back in 2008 thinking mywords combined with clever Photoshops?, political cartoons, a blogroll offellow conservatives in the blogosphere and funny videos as a change of pacefor my readers would somehow make a difference in a sick and twisted world.

It has not.

I have been at thislabor of love for twelve years.  I’vemade a lot of friends along the way.  Theywere a support system that was invaluable to me and I can never thank themenough for their guidance and counsel.

The world is burningall around us.  Just when I thoughtthings in this country were actually starting to turn around after thedisastrous eight years of the Obama Administration, I learned along with youall that the Deep State in all it’s ugly forms cannot be rooted out.

Crazies are running theworld. America is burning.  Thelawless have seized control of our streets. The pandemic that gripped our nation months ago seems to matter no more.

I’m tired of fightingwhat to me appears to be a losing battle. I always knew this humble little blog was never going to make a bigsplash in the ether.  All I wanted out ofit was to speak on subjects that mattered to you and me.

I’ve said it all inmany ways again and again and again. Nothing changes. Nothing.

I want to thank all ourreaders and Proof whoconsented years ago to co-blog here whenever I took a few weeks off to visit along-time friend.

I have never been aquitter; but this time—this moment in time—has me disillusioned. The mainstreammedia and partisan interests who profit from undermining American culture havesucked the life out of this blog.

I wish all of you thevery best. I thank you for visiting here from time to time.  There are many conservative websites that trudgethrough the bullshit to give you the news you seek. It’s been a good run, butthe run is over.

I will still be onlineand hope you will follow me on Twitter at this link.

Be well. Stay free. AndGod bless you all.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Seems Like Today Is Not Suited For Satire

Saturdays are usually reservedfor satire here on this lowly little blog. I’ve been up during the wee hours ofthe morning watching what can only be deigned insanity.

Throughout our nation,in cities large and small, the aggrieved have been spurred on by lawless Antifathugs to riot and vandalize our communities and threaten the safety and securityof its citizens because of a cop gone bad in Minneapolis.

Around midnight theSecret Service had to put the White House in lockdown and don riot gear to dealwith the protesters who had converged at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The manner in which theSecret Service dispersed the protesters can only be described as righteous andswift.  A stark contrast to the way theincompetent leaders of Minneapolis and Atlanta approached the rioters.

Vandals outside of theAtlanta headquarters of CNN spray painted graffiti on the networks' logo andbroke lobby windows. Others outside lobbed water bottles, rocks and flash bangsaccording some sources while CNN employees watched in fear from inside thebuilding. Several police cars had windows broken and a few were set on fire.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Free And Diverse Speech Online

President Trump traveled to Cape Canaveral for the historiclaunching of two American astronauts from American soil in an America rocketfor the first time in nearly a decade.  NASAand SpaceX had to postpone the launch due to inclement weather.

On the return flight to Washington, White House PressSecretary Kayleigh McEnany announced to reporters while on Air Force One thatthe President plans to sign an executive order today aimed at social media companiesthat stifle, even censor conservative voices on their platform.

The President and his supporters were outraged when Twitterlabeled a pair of his tweets about mail-in ballots with a fact-checking noticefor the first time on Tuesday.  Hepledged then that “big action” would follow.

The EO seeks to targetthe online industry's prized liability shield over user-generated content,Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The 1996 law broadly protectswebsites from lawsuits over what their users post, and for taking good-faithefforts to curb illicit material.

Sen. Josh Hawley(Mo.) wrote in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey onWednesday the company's “decision to editorialize regarding the content ofpolitical speech raises questions about why Twitter should continue receivingspecial status and special immunity from publisher liability under Section 230of the Communications Decency Act. "And he later teased on social mediaplans for a separate proposal to "end these special governmentgiveaways."

"If Twitter wantsto editorialize and comment on users’ posts, it should be divested of itsspecial status under federal law (Section 230) and forced to play by same rulesas all other publishers. Fair is fair," Hawley tweeted.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New York Times Publishes Names of People Who Died of COVID-19 on Entire Front Page

Saved themselves the embarrassment of filling the front page with stories they'd have to retract in a day or two, I guess!

At the risk of being accused of "whataboutism", I don't recall the NYT filling the front page of their Sunday paper with the names of H1N1 victims? But it reminded me of something else, towards the end of the Bush Administration. The NYT published the names of all the soldiers who had died in Iraq...in Bush's war! It was a terrible thing, the media decried!~ All those soldiers' lives lost! Nightline did a special edition of nothing but Ted Koppel reading the names of those who had died in Iraq.
"Ted Koppel solemnly read aloud the names of 721 U.S. servicemen and women killed in the Iraq war during an unusual edition of "Nightline" Friday. Koppel's recitation - illustrated with corresponding photo, military branch, rank and age of each of the fallen since March 19, 2003 - occupied the expanded 40-minute program. There was no music, no graphic flourishes. Name followed name, photo followed photo..."
Doonesbury in the "funny papers", printed the list of soldiers killed in the Iraqi war. The "anti-war" movement was flourishing. Cindy Shehan camped outside of Bush's ranch in Texas. The media declared the ultimate right of a woman who had lost a son to combat to protest the war! These anti-war types were the genuine article! And really, really concerned about this...

...up until 2009. A new president...a Democrat president was inaugurated, and like the morning mists burned away by the blazing noonday sun...the anti-war liberals all disappeared! Well, Cindy Sheehan tried to extend her 15 minutes of fame by running for office in California, but no one wanted to interview her anymore, and her brief candidacy was swept away by a tsunami of apathy towards the plight of the U.S. soldier.

Obama ramped up activity in Afghanistan, yet saddled the military with near impossible Rules of Engagement, and the casualty count in Afghanistan started to rise precipitously. All with nary a peep from the anti-war Left. It was as if, liberals used the deaths of Americans to try to score points against their political opponents, but as a rule, just didn't give a damn otherwise!

It appears that the exact same thing is happening here. If somehow Trump can be associated with all these deaths, the liberals hope to score points in November. The "Paper of Record" never ran a front page of H1N1 deaths, or mounting casualties in Afghanistan or calling them "grim milestones" because a liberal was in office. Wouldn't want to embarrass him, don'tcha know?

But "Trump is Hitler", so all's fair!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

A teacher asked her students to tell the classwhat their dads did for work. Little Johnny said, “My dad is a gay escort whodates men for money.”

After class, the teacher asked, “Is your dadreally an escort? Johnny said, “No he’s a CNN reporter, but I was too embarrassedto say it.”

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday Satire:Plantation Joe Edition

I firmly believe we witnessed a seismic shift inthe political landscape yesterday following the online interview betweenCharlamagne Tha God and former Vice President Joe Biden on The Breakfast Club.

It was towards the end of the interview that Bidensaid, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump,then you ain’t black.”

The backlash wasimmediate.

Symone Sanders, Biden’scampaign adviser, defended Biden stressing, “The comments made at the end ofThe Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VPwas saying:  he was making thedistinction that he would put his record with the African American community upagainst Trump’s any day. Period.”

If you listen to the interview, you will hear a Bidenstaffer interrupt the radio host attempting to cut short the interview saying,“That’s really our time, I apologize.”

Charlamagne declared, “You can’t do that to blackmedia.”  He then added, “Listen, you’vegot to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden. It’s a long way untilNovember. We’ve got more questions.”

That was the momentBiden committed the unforgiveable sin. “You’ve got more questions?” Bidenreplied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whetheryou’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The firestorm raged for hours.

At 3:32 PM, CBSreporter Ed O'Keefe tweeted that Biden had apologized on a call of blackbusiness leaders with the US Black Chambers (USBC): "I should not havebeen so cavalier. I've never, never, ever taken the African American communityfor granted. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. No one should have to votefor any party based on their race, their religion, their background."

Nation of Islam leaderLouis Farrakhan once said, “Blacks are like mannequins in the shopping mall ofdemocracy.”

You and I might notagree with that statement, but when Joe Biden has a terminal case of absurdverbal diarrhea, is it any wonder Calypso Louie has such a following.

The Breakfast Club put up a poll on Twitter andthe final results are devastating for Plantation Joe: