Don’t mind me, it’s just that I’ve been feeling like I’m wasting my time lately….
1. Please stop sending me links to whatever perpetually disgusting and hypocritical HBO comic Bill Maher has said because he appears to be courageously buck woke cant and the boring partisan spin of almost every other TV comedian. Now he’s criticizing progressives because he’s smart enough to figure out (though they haven’t) that they completely beclowned themselves by hitching their credibility to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The King of Smug isn’t nearly as smart as he thinks he is, but he’s smart enough to see that the smarter rats will soon be fleeing the sinking ship. It doesn’t matter: Maher was one of the most vicious hate-mongers against President Trump and Republicans; he also advocated wrecking the economy to get rid of a President he didn’t like. Maher isn’t really a brave iconoclast, he just plays one on TV. I doubt that he has any principles that he wouldn’t discard without blinking, if it brought him some publicity and lengthened his already inexplicably long career as a public asshole.
2. Now, that doesn’t mean that Bill’s assessment isn’t correct for once, just that he aided and abetted those who stuck the country with Joe and Kamala and is therefore ethically estopped from flip-flopping now. Every single institution and individual who was part of this reckless, cynical and transparently irresponsible fiasco should be mocked, shamed, harangued and humiliated until death, especially the voters. Charles Cooke, a conservative NeverTrumper with the similarly Trump-bashing National Review, has written a very accurate essay on exactly what Democrats did, “that, in a desperate attempt to remove President Trump from office, the Democrats tailored themselves a straitjacket from which they will struggle mightily to escape.” They also stuck the United States and its citizens with a President and a Vice-President they knew were unfit for office so the party could gain power, placing the nation and its welfare at risk. Just like Bill Maher stating that wrecking the economy and putting Americans out of work was “worth it” if it resulted in Trump’s defeat, the Democrats (and the news media, but I repeat myself) decided it was worth it to place the nation’s fate for four years in the hands of what Cooke calls, in an understatement, “a pair of losers.” And they knew that was what they were doing. It is one of the worst betrayals of trust any American political party has ever engaged in.
3. Tales of the Double Standard! Tampa Police Officer Delvin White’s bodycam footage showed that the had used the word “nigger” on several occasions during 2020, at least once during an exchange with a black teen during an arrest. So Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan fired White for “violations of policy that prohibit discriminatory conduct.” Now White has been reinstated, after he explained that he merely used it as a way of expressing “culture and experiences among the African-American community.” Tampa’s Civil Service Board last weeky decided that the termination was not appropriate for the infraction, voting 3-0 to reinstate the officer effective immediately. “I do not want to see the city lose an employee like that who obviously does his job above and beyond,” one board member said, “a difficult job, let’s face it, in very difficult circumstances. It’s like cutting off your nose to spite your face.”
Please alert me when a white officer fired for employing the same epithet is reinstated using that reasoning.
I wonder if the board also told the officer that he was allowed to shoot unarmed white rioters too?
4. Yes, because it was unconstitutional, and the Biden Administration did it anyway…The U.S. Supreme Court last week blocked the latest federal ban on evictions agreeing that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority by imposing the moratorium during the pandemic. Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, apparently because they have no shame or integrity. This should have been a 9-0 opinion
The unsigned eight-page majority opinion said it would be different if Congress had authorized the CDC’s actions, but they hadn’t. “Instead, the CDC has imposed a nationwide moratorium on evictions in reliance on a decades-old statute that authorizes it to implement measures like fumigation and pest extermination….It strains credulity to believe that this statute grants the CDC the sweeping authority that it asserts.”
Credulity, but not the ability of the progressive wing of the Courts to ignore basic legal principles to appeal to the touchy-feely woke. Justice Breyer strained himself in his dissent pretending that the motive behind the eviction ban was based on health rather than typical progressive redistribution of wealth policies and class warfare. Breyer said it isn’t “demonstrably” clear that the CDC lacks the authority to issue an eviction moratorium that is “substantially more tailored” than its earlier nationwide moratorium, because the Public Health Service Act’s first sentence permits regulations needed to prevent the introduction, transmission and spread of communicable diseases. The eviction moratorium wasn’t to relieve financial pressures on tenants (while increasing them on landlords), like the recent college loan relief announced by Biden, but only to keep people from moving around and spreading the virus. Who believes that? Do you?
What was the first matter paid liar Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, cited in reaction to the opinion? “As a result of this ruling, families will face the painful impact of evictions.”
5. Do we applaud Spike Lee for taking Truther garbage out of his documentary, or mock him for having it there in the first place? Spike Lee has a new documentary project on HBO titled “NYC Epicenters: 9/11 – 2021 ½.” The documentary is an 8-hour-long collection of interviews that look at some of the similarities between 9/11 and the Wuhan virus pandemic. The last episode included interviews with a 9/11 truther group called Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth….you know, morons. Lee said when asked about it,
“The amount of heat that it takes to make steel melt, that temperature’s not reached. And then the juxtaposition of the way Building 7 fell to the ground — when you put it next to other building collapses that were demolitions, it’s like you’re looking at the same thing. But people going to make up their own mind. My approach is put the information in the movie and let people decide for themselves. I respect the intelligence of the audience.”
Not if he included that thoroughly rebutted and discredited nonsense, you don’t. Spike can be a brilliant artist, but whenever he holds forth on matters of politics, history, law—well, anything, really, it becomes obvious that like so many in his field, he’s deficient in critical thinking and not well-educated enough to say a lot of the things he says. Apparently the criticism of his Truther embrace came from some people he didn’t have contempt for—you know, blacks and progressives—because he has now removed all references to the conspiracy theories from his documentary.
To answer my original question for myself, I choose “mock him for having the segment in the film in the first place.” Anyone who believes that the Bush Administration would deliberately kill 3000 Americans, and bomb the Pentagon is an America-hating paranoid, and anyone who believes a conspiracy like that could be hidden for 20 years is too biased ignorant to pay attention to.