Wednesday Wrap-Up For A Post-Chauvin Trial America, 2/21/21 [Corrected]

I guess I have to come clean: I thought I had posted this before noon. Guess not. So a Morning Warm-Up became a late night wrap up…

1. The trial was a sporting event? I did not know that! ESPN included the Chauvin guilty verdict in its list of important sports news today. Apparently, it’s sports news because a lot of athletes are going to shoot off their mouths about it, spreading ignorance far and wide.

2. Deranged Quote of the Day: “Where are the disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families in Bluey’s Brisbane?” That comes from ABC Everyday’s Beverley Wang. The Disney+ program, we are told :

….is the award-winning, mega-hit animated series about the Heelers, a family of dog-shaped humans — parents Bandit and Chilli, four-year-old Bingo, and six-year-old Bluey — who live in a gorgeous Queenslander with city views, perched on a lush hilltop in sunny Brisbane.

The only way to handle people who poison minds and the the culture with ideas like this is to be merciless, and slap them down with the classic reaction of “Sidney Wang”:

Being nice just enables them.

3. From the False Narrative files: Yahoo! News correspondent Jon Ward authored a piece of counter-factual propaganda headlined, “Chauvin’s guilty verdict is a major milestone in America’s reckoning with racial justice.”  As I have tried to point out repeatedly, there is no evidence that George Floyd’s fate would have been any different if he had been white, Asian-American or a Smurf. None. NONE. There is no evidence that Chauvin was a racist, or that race played any part in his brutal treatment of Floyd. The fact that activists, politicians and the journalists seized on the symbolic imagery of a white cop’s knee on a black man’s neck and exploited it shamelessly doesn’t change the facts. This was not a racial incident. If the jury convicted Chauvin thinking that it was, then they were misled.

Ward’s essay is a good starting place for anyone who wants to understand  how far journalism has sunk.

4. Now THAT’s gratitude! In Mobile, Alabama, Chris Rumsey went to O’Charley’s, a local restaurant, for a pick-up food order. While he was there, a man, apparently on drugs, rushed inside, started yelling and smashing plates while demanding that the staff open the register. Then he attacked a waitress by putting her in a choke-hold.

Ramsey intervened and punched the guy in the face. The would-be robber let go of the waitress and ran outside, with Ramsey in pursuit. Police arrested the man soon afterwards.

O’Charley’s offered Ramsey 25% off his next order for his quick thinking and courageous response.

8 thoughts on “Wednesday Wrap-Up For A Post-Chauvin Trial America, 2/21/21 [Corrected]

  1. I think you made a typo. Surely you meant off. Anyway, I now christen O’Charley’s as Cheap Charley’s. I’d advise Chris Ramsey to tell the owner to take the discount and shove it.

    • Me? A TYPO???? Impossible!!! Actually, there were several, including that one, “of” for “off.” Not that it’s your problem, what the “block” WordPress system learned a new trick a couple of weeks ago: when i try to made an edit, the second I click on the cursor, the screen jumps back to the beginning of the post. Usually it only does this once per edit, but on THIS post, for some reason, on one particular edit, it refused to NOT jump, requiring me to reload half the post.

  2. Yahoo! News correspondent Jon Ward authored a piece of counter-factual propaganda headlined, “Chauvin’s guilty verdict is a major milestone in America’s reckoning with racial justice.”

    I remember hearing this narrative eleven months ago, that the George Floyd protests were America’s racial reckoning.

    It is like they pretend the civil rights movement never existed.

  3. 4. Wait, a white guy stopped a young black guy from choking a woman? And he (the white guy) is not being prosecuted? Police apprehended the young black guy when he ran away “before he could harm anyone else,” as the black, female TV newscaster says? Where the hell is Benjamin Crump? This black guy has been incarcerated? Doesn’t he have a heartbroken family? Wasn’t he studying nuclear physics at the local university? Isn’t he a wonderful father to his children? Has someone lost the script here?

    • Individual dog breeds are about as close as you’ll get to “races” by analogy and there are plenty represented in the show.

      What a ridiculous thing, I can only conclude the author is a miserable and lonely dullard.

      Our kids love the show.

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