1. And I thought Navage was nuts…Those Navage commercials showing someone smiling like a zany while water is being forced up one nostril and out the other make me nauteous, but there are worse nose products for even bigger suckers. Since Tik-Tok viewers will probably believe anything, tanning nasal sprays are being advertised on the social media platform. They are supposed to be inhaled to boost the effects of sun exposure or a tanning bed. They haven’t been FDA approved, and nobody is quite sure what’s in them, but go ahead, shoot them up your nose.
Some of the products claim to contain melanotan or melanotan II, which are synthetic chemicals that act like hormones the body makes naturally. Both can have can have far-reaching side effects, like cancer and sexual reactions. Asked by reporters to comment, TikTok said, “Our community guidelines make clear what content is allowed on TikTok. Our policy on illegal activities and regulated goods prohibits the promotion of nasal tanning sprays, and we have removed the videos that you have shared with us.” In other words, TikTok doesn’t police advertising of quack drugs unless someone points them out. This is not a surprise.
You have to be exposed to ultra-violet rays for these sprays to work, so a target audience for the ads is anyone who would get in a tanning bed. That explains a lot. Remember this scene from ‘Final Destination 3″?
2. Then there is this…Khecarī Mudrā, the controversial yoga practice of sticking the tongue into the nasal cavity. Sounds fun, no? It involves gradually severing parts of the tongue and then curling it back until it enters parts of your head it was never meant to go. In the early stages of khecarī mudrā, practitioners curl back their tongues as far back as possible so that the tip touches the soft palate at the back of the mouth or even the uvula. Don’t worry, it gets easier as you practice. Khecarī mudrā is said to seal the energy of Bindu and give one supernatural powers, IF you can curl your tongue back far enough to then insert it into the nasal cavity to “lick the supreme nectar of immortality flowing there.”
3. I smell popcorn popping! Donald Trump is suing 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, accusing her of conspiring with dozens of others to topple his presidency. The new lawsuit, filed in federal court in Fort Pierce, Fla., accuses Clinton, her campaign, various campaign aides, former FBI Director James Comey, the Democratic National Committee and others of racketeering conspiracy for allegedly joining in “an unthinkable plot” to falsely accuse Trump of colluding with Russia in the 2016 presidential election.
GOOD! I can’t wait to find out what turns up in discovery, although I’m hoping Sydney Powell isn’t Trump’s lawyer. “In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot – one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation’s democracy,” the complaint says. “Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.” The suit accused the defendants of obstruction of justice and theft of trade secrets, as well as unlawful hacking into Trump’s private communications.
4. Let’s play “Sniff Out The Dissenter!” For some silly reason, Texas wouldn’t allow John Henry Ramirez, sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 2004 murder of a convenience store clerk and father of nine, to have his spiritual adviser pray aloud and lay hands on him at the moment of his execution. Ramirez challenged the state ban on the practice, and Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by seven other justices, wrote that there was not a compelling government interest in denying the religious exercises. “Ramirez is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of injunctive relief because he will be unable to engage in protected religious exercise in the final moments of his life,” Roberts wrote. “Congress determined that prisoners like Ramirez have a strong interest in avoiding substantial burdens on their religious exercise, even while confined.”
Two questions: first, why does the Supreme Court have to waste time on a case like this? Texas is killing the guy: what’s the big deal in letting someone pray by him as he dies?
Question #2: Who was the dissenter? (See the end of the post—don’t peak!)
5. Volodymyr Zelenskyy “Nose” Best! Continuing on the discussion around the blog about how wonderful Ukraine is, Ethics Alarms takes note that the sainted Ukraine president, following Rahn Emanuel’s advice to never let a crisis go to waste, has banned Ukraine’s main opposition party and ten other parties. Of course, we all know that Zelenskyy will immediately restore democracy one the Russian crisis is over, right? Wanna bet? Before the current crisis, Political opponents like Viktor Medvedchuk were put under house arrest by Zelenskyy . Zelenskyy also previously banned opposing television channels.
6. The unethical stench that is MSNBC…MSNBC commentator and the Nation’s “Justice Correspondent” Elie Mystal, the race-obsessed angry black lawyer who has been going gradually and frighteningly insane for years, accused Sen. Josh Hawley of trying to kill Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. This is increasingly par for the course, as they say, for Mystal, who seems determined to spark a race war before his head blows up from extreme anti-white, anti-conservative hate and fury.
Mystal told mute, head-nodding MSNBC Tiffany Cross that Hawley’s criticism of Jackson’s positions on sentencing child porn offenders is literally an effort to have her murdered. Mystal ranted,
“What Josh Hawley is doing. Let’s be very clear. What Josh Hawley is doing when he tries to do this is he’s trying to get her killed. He is trying to get violence done against a Supreme Court nominee.”
Riiiight, Elie. Now take that duck off of your head, put your clothes back on, take this pill, and go along with the nice men with the butterfly nets…
And the dissenting Justice was….