Bias makes you stupid, and lets everyone know you are biased and stupid, except those who are also biased and stupid. It also destroys your credibility, and signals that you are untrustworthy. That simple meme above was briefly tweeted out by The Daily Show, which appears on Comedy Central, once a cable option that was devoted to making people of all backgrounds and orientations laugh…you know, like comedians used to try to do. But eventually progressives took over the media and entertainment, and as with the once bi-partisan late night talk shows and Saturday Night Live, decided that the only people who deserved to be made fun of were conservatives, religious Americans, Republicans and, most of all, Donald Trump, and the only people they cared about making laugh were the hard-biased woke, like these shows’ hosts, performers and writers.
Thus when the meme of the dying battery was issued during “Sleepy Joe’s” wreck of a State of the Union speech, fans of the show erupted in anger. “… how very republican rhetoric from you,” protested one user. What the fuck?!?! Who hacked this account?!? This is bullshit!!! @Trevornoah did you approve this?!?” read another tweet, which referred to the show’s reliably progressive messaging host.
So the meme was taken down. Bias also makes you a weenie, apparently.
I read about this after being thoroughly disheartened reading an exchange a very, very intelligent and informed college friend had on Facebook about Biden’s SOTU. One development that has been fascinating to observe is that after four years inwhich insulting and complaining about President Trump were my Facebook Friends’ daily pastime (and in which Facts Didn’t Matter, just raw hate and virtue-signaling), since Biden’s election there have been virtually no political posts at all regarding this President, favorable or unfavorable. No jokes, no memes, no observations.Thus this exchange really stood out, as my old friend expressed admiration for the speech and snidely offered that it was a big upgrade from “Drumpf.”
The verdict essentially echoed the mainstream media reviews in places like MSNBC and CNN, but they are paid to issue Democratic propaganda. How can anyone with two brain cells to rub together call that speech anything but dishonest, frightening and infuriating?
What–the hell-–does “go get ‘im” mean? How can anyone believe that the state of the union is “strong”? How can a nation spend its way out of crazy inflation? What sense does it make to lob verbal insults at Putin when you are still funding his invasion by buying his oil and making it clear that no military force will be used to stop him? Who but an idiot would find any of that impressive or reassuring?
Yes, Biden promised that the next time, Putin will really be in trouble. The next time. Sure. “And as I’ve made crystal clear, the United States and our Allies will defend every inch of territory that is NATO territory with the full force of our collective power — every single inch,” the President said. Like Obama defended the “line” he drew in Syria. Like Joe stuck by our commitment in Afghanistan.
And, of course,we saw and heard the usual signs of Biden’s mental decline, like when he tried to ad-lib and said, “We’ve sent 475 Million vaccine doses to 112 countries, more than any other nation. And we won’t stop, because you can’t build a wall high enough to keep out… a vaccine…the vaccine can stop the spread of these diseases.” Joe also called the Ukrainians “Iranians.”
To be fair, he did this kind of thing even before his mind started turning to oatmeal. Still, how much biased-fueled denial does one have to embrace to watch that speech and think, “Wow, that was GREAT!!! I am so confident in the three years lying ahead!” ?
1. Yet another unethical and incompetent Republican House Member…Van Taylor, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Texas, dropped out of his re-election race after it was revealed that he had been in an extra-marital relationship with a woman whose previous marriage was to an ISIS commander. Taylor has a wife and three daughters. He paid his paramour $5,000 to keep quiet about the affair.
All you have to do, once you are elected to Congress, is resolve not to get involved in sex scandals, adultery, child porn or sexual harassment for two short years. How hard can that be? If a politician can’t control himself or herself to that minimal extent, then they should be in another line of work.
In his apology, Taylor admitted to a “mistake.” This means that at some point he must have thought having an adulterous affair with a women connected to a terrorist organization while he was serving in Congress was a good idea. He has dead ethics alarms. He shouldn’t be trusted to sell hot pretzels on the street.
2. Where are those Democratic District Attorneys when you need them? While DAs in various Democratic run cities are declining to prosecute shoplifting, drug possession and defecating in public, two Cape Coral, Florida children are facing battery charges because they shot two other kids….with Silly String.
The two minor victims told officers two boys came up and shot them with the colorful plastic streams, The officers called the “victims'” parents, who decided to press charges. Each of the Silly String assassins are now facing a trial on two counts of battery.
3. “Conform or else” in Milwaukee. It isn’t just in Germany where not expressing the “right” opinion is dangerous to your career. Jennifer DeMaster, an assistant city attorney in Milwaukee, was fired this week after appearing on Russia Today TV. In her appearance, DeMaster argued that Putin was within his rights to recognize the breakaway Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. She also opined that the Russian invasion posed no threat to U.S. national security.
The timing of her dismissal is highly suspicious, especially since one of the reasons given was that she was a “poor fit” with the office. Unless an office policy forbids attorneys from revealing their non-job-related opinions in public while being identified as city employees, this is punitive speech policing.
4. And speaking of censorship and speech suppression…Ilya Shapiro, still under suspension by Georgetown Law Center for daring to opine that choosing SCOTUS justices by first eliminating qualified candidates for not being the desired color or sex, was scheduled to debate the issue with a professor at the UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Instead, he was shouted down and not permitted to speak.
When he took the lectern, student activists dressed in black and carrying signs denouncing Shapiro and the school administration for allowing him on campus chanted “black lawyers matter” and shouted profanity and insults. Some students physically confronted Shapiro, who finally left the room to speak to the organizers. Administrators made perfunctorily efforts to quiet the crowd, but after about 45 minutes of abuse, Shapiro left.
Hastings then sent an email to students this morning reminding them that the heckler’s veto is a violation of the code of conduct.
Disrupting an event to prevent a speaker from being heard is a violation of our policies and norms, including the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline, Section 107 (“Harmful Acts and Disturbances”), which the College will—indeed, must—enforce. At the same time, we will continue our efforts to ensure that we equip all community members with the knowledge and skills to engage respectfully, thoughtfully, and sensitively with each other and with a wide array of theories, identities, political viewpoints, and perspectives. This project will be informed by our continued elaboration of principles of community, inclusion, academic freedom, and free inquiry.
This is known as “lip service.” Shapiro was still censored, and the students responsible will pay no penalty. As is usually the case, the university leaders showed themselves to be more committed to avoiding conflict than protecting crucial individual rights.
Hastings should have been prepared for the disruption. It should have been ready to clear the room, and to hold the debate without spectators, on video, if it was the only way to proceed. The school also should have taken names and photos, and been prepared to suspend the policy-defying activists.
Law schools, however, are increasingly run by weenies, and are training totalitarians rather than civil libertarians.
You’re on, Geena…