Indoctrination is everywhere, and you WILL be assimilated. Waiting for my car to be delivered from the garage by Valet Parking at the D.C. Marriott Hotel, I saw that there were four channels playing in the lobby for guests: CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg and Fox…Sports. The news channels were all braying about Peter Navarro, a Trump advisor I barely remembered, being indicted as if it were the equivalent of the Watergate tapes being revealed. Fox News had more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined for very good reasons, by never mind. THAT news is biased…
1. Lazy! Speaking of propaganda, the ostentatious “Pride Month” pandering is already suffocating and it’s only the 4th. Why is a month dedicated to LGBTQ promotion? Wouldn’t it make more sense to promote heterosexuality—you know, for survival of the species purposes? Pretty much every day is “Pride Propaganda Day” now—isn’t the Month redundant now? And what the hell is there to be proud of? Holding that someone should not be awash in shame for something they have no control of isn’t the same as concluding they should be proud of it. I’m not ashamed of being bald, but why would I be proud of it?
The corporate pandering is particularly nauseating (and suffocating), with rainbows attached to everything. One, it reminds me of the saccharine Seventies and the costumes in “Godspell,” and Two, I think of that kid pouring maple syrup on everything on his dinner plate in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” “What in the Sam Hill are you doing?” Scout blurts out, rudely. I feel like her. A progressive website was shocked and angry to discover, and complained accordingly, that 25 major corporations that have been the most publicly rainbow-besotted also donated more than $13.2 million to what it calls “anti-LGBTQ politicians” since the start of 2021. Well, to progressives, holding that teachers shouldn’t be giving classes in fellatio to third-graders is “anti-LGBTQ,” but more to the point, those corporations are all insincere, and following what they perceive as virtue-signalling mandates, just as they were when they sucked up to Black Lives Matter.2. Hazy! This Unethical Quote Of The Week is so, so many things...Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) ranted on the House floor:
Enough is enough. Enough of you telling us that school shootings are effective life when every other country like ours has virtually ended. Enough of you blaming mental illness then defunding mental health care in this country. Enough of your thoughts and prayers. Enough. Enough. You will not stop us from advancing the ‘Protecting Our Kids’ Act today. You will not stop us from passing it in the House next week and you will not stop us. If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it. If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it. We will not rest until we have taken weapons of war out of circulation in our communities.
At least he didn’t say, “We will bury you!” and bang his show on his desk. This guy is a Harvard lawyer, and he really thinks the government can confiscate legally-purchased guns. He apparently can’t add, either, because the Democrats don’t have the votes to pack the Supreme Court or to eliminate the filibuster and aren’t likely to get them. This is how partisan legislating goes now: insult, make up stuff, and threaten.
Pop quiz: how much misinformation was in that projectile word vomit? I count at least six.
3. Crazy! Huh. Who could have ever predicted this would happen? The unethical practice of placing ideology, how you wish the world would work, over reality, which is how we know, or should know, the world works based on experience, observation and common sense, is once again being demonstrated in Oregon (once again demonstrated, and once again in Oregon). In November 2020, Oregon voters approved ballot measure 110, making Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of hard drugs, like heroin. It made possession of “personal use amounts” of street drugs like heroin or meth punishable by a citation of up to $100, and, of course, moved taxpayer funds to those magical drug treatment programs. The citations and fine could be waived if the offender called a hotline that would offer a “health assessment.”
Good plan! The Beach Boys had a song foreseeing it called “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,”and Leslie Gore predicted the policy with her song, “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”!
Officials at the Oregon Health Authority testified to legislative committees last week that the new policy was not doing well, to say the least. One district reported a 700% increase in overdoses. Of the 1,885 people who got tickets in the first year of the program, only 91 called the hotline. The rest were presumably looking for their next fix. An earlier report in January by Oregon Catalyst found that of the 68 people who had called the hotline by that point, 49 expressed no interest in getting help, and only 11 were connected to treatment services.
4. Amazy! Trump makes sense! In a May 27 letter to the Pulitzer Prize people, former President Trump asked when the committee would review and retract the journalism awards given to the New York Times and Washington Post for brilliant reporting that falsely represented the Trump-Russian collusion hoax as factual, which we now know it was not. Despite claiming it “has a standing process for reviewing questions about past awards, under the guidelines of which complaints are considered by an appointed committee,” the Pulitzer Prize Board hasn’t said whether it will reconsider the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for National Reporting it granted to the Post and Times for promoting the Russia collusion narrative.
We know the answer, though. The Pulitzers still haven’t withdrawn the fake history prizes it awarded for the “1619 Project.” Heck, it hasn’t even updated its website, which still says,
For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.
Deeply sourced! Futhered understanding!
“How can I get my reputation back?” Trump asked in the letter. The better question is how the Pulitzers get their reputation back. If I have anything to do with it, the answer is “Never!”