Friday, October 22, 2021

Whose Manning the Ship?

Let me see if I’ve got this straight:

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since August despite a pending infrastructure bill - that presumably would include key “transportation” projects, some that might even involve ‘supply chain’ stuff. And speaking of supply chain stuff, I presume he knows, or at least has heard on the news, that the country is in the middle of the worst supply chain crisis in US history due to multiple problems/bottlenecks in the “transportation” system leading to shipping delays and higher consumer prices. But hey, Pete and Chasten are new daddies – on paternity leave!

So we are to believe Little Red Lyin’ Hood that everything is fine with the Transportation Secretary gone missing: “we are able to get the job done for the American people in the interim.”

let's go brandon ships on holdThis is fine!

Meanwhile, in another key agency, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he had sicced the FBI on parents who dare complain at school board meetings…5 days after the White House got a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) whining that parents complaining about COVID-19 school safety policies, critical race theory - and anything else - were practicing “domestic terrorism.” Garland claimed that he “read about the letter in the news. No one in the White House spoke to me about the memo at all.” Wow! This is just like the old Obama era, when he never knew nuthin’ unless he read it in the paper.

Surprisingly Merrick came to precisely the same conclusion as the NSBA.

parent-school-protestDomestic terrorists on the march. This is not fine.

And then there’s this: apparently our President just read about the border crisis in the paper. But as he told Anderson Cooper last night, he hasn’t had time to get down there to check things out.

“The whole point of it is, I haven't had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down.”

Gosh, no. If he didn’t let the Afghanistan debacle interrupt his vacation we surely can’t expect the surge in illegal aliens and illegal drugs pouring into the country disturb his naps.

joe biden sleep mask“Jill can you help me get my sleep mask on?”

All these MIA government functionaries really makes one wonder exactly who is really working the controls behind the veil. It’s clearly not Buttigieg, Merrick or Brandon.

179409-biden11LET’S GO BRANDON!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Trumpet, Trumpet Good: Part Deux

trump rockwell“Don’t worry kid, we’re coming back.”

They wanted him dead, some metaphorically but most literally. Yet he remains undead. Damnit!

So if he will not be dead, then they would have him silenced…and repentant.

Yet he remains un-dead, un-silent and unrepentant, damnit, damnit, damnit!!

All right then, if he will not be dead, silent and repentant then at least he must be humiliated.

But as Rush always said, “if the media didn’t make you, they can’t break you,” and thus he remains wildly popular…and un-humiliated.Possibly even more popular than ever. So, un-dead, un-silent, unrepentant and un-humiliated. Damnit, damnit, damnit, damnit!!!!

donald trump lansing

Fine then: but he must adhere to all the Woke Inc™ protocols or you won’t be heard.

But damnit, damnit, damnit, damnit, damnit!!!!!

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He remains un-dead, un-silent, unrepentant, un-humiliated and committedly unwoke™.

Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is launching a new media company — complete with a social media platform that will begin rolling out in November.

Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) said in a statement that its mission was to “create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America.”

The new company’s first project is its social network, dubbed TRUTH Social, which is set to launch in beta for “invited guests” next month and come online nationwide in the first three months of 2022. A web page inviting people to sign up to be part of the beta launch describes TRUTH Social as “America’s ‘Big Tent’ social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.” NYPost

As if on cue the Big Tech handmaidens attacked the deal on its face for being funded by a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, implying it was a shady deal because Orange Man Bad! Never mind that SPACs have been around for decades and have been used to fund some of the techies own favorite sort of startups like digital sports entertainment and gaming company DraftKings; aerospace and space travel company Virgin Galactic; energy storage innovator QuantumScape; and real estate platform Opendoor Technologies.

True, it’s less regulated than ordinary IPOs but if I were Donald Trump I would do everything possible to avoid as much government regulatory “oversight” as is humanly possible too, wouldn’t you?

For the record: I still think TRUMPET® as explained in Trumpet, Trumpet Good is the perfect name for this new media rising.

angels with trumpets

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Not JUST a Vaccine Card, But a Vaccine Card and Photo ID

Wait a second – why is this racist?

Sample GA Voter ID Dept of Driver Services Sept 2021

But this is not?

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Answer: Because it’s not racist when the Democrats do it – and THAT’S DIFFERENT BECAUSE SHUT UP!

And they mean it. Last week San Francisco’s wildly popular Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out location

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was found in violation of the city’s vaccination mandate for indoor dining by not preventing the entry of customers who were not carrying proper vaccination documentation, (not just Vax ID mind you, but Vax ID PLUS photo ID), the San Francisco Department of Public Health shut them down. They’ve since reopened for takeout but remain closed for indoor dining.

In a statement an In-N-Out Burger representative said that the location “properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” but objected to the city’s order that the employees “must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any customers without the proper documentation.” The statement went on to say:

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers into those who may be served and those who may not, whether based on the documentation they carry, or any other reason.”

“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”

The popular fast food chain, known for printing Biblical references on their packaging,

in-n-out biblical msg

is (yet another) franchise owned by a Christian so you can expect they will face the full wrath of the law.

biden choppersBully Biden says “let me at ‘em!”

So please remember children: if you allow the government to break the law for an “emergency” they will create “emergencies” to break the law.

temp closedIt will never be “over”

So either you limit government, or government limits you. The End.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Leaf Peepers Guide To Koroks

Seeing as how it’s officially leaf-peeper season I have something for you that’s at least as important as anything you’ll hear in the news: an official guide to Korok Kharacters.

converted leaves

I won’t pretend to understand Koroks but apparently there are a series of Nintendo games - another thing I don’t understand – featuring these leaf-like Koroks. Whereas I’ve never played a Nintendo game in my life, or any other computer game for that matter, I cannot add anything beyond that.

Like the news they seem to be made-up factoids based on something real. Unlike the news they have been created for fun and entertainment rather than agitprop. In that they could help you identify different tree species as you cruise about they are probably more useful than most of the news. And whereas they appear to be quite harmless they are probably healthier as well.

Still, it’s important that you not mistake the real thing

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with the cleverly designed and packaged fake thing intended to lure you in with it’s too-cute by half appeal.

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Now get out there, buy some cider and donuts and get a good peep at the real world.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tell Me Again: What Part of MAGA Did You Object To?

china supersonic missile

Anyone remember the old Rush Limbaugh parody bit from the way-back machine that featured the whiney line “…but the Belgians and the French are laughing at us!” As I recall the premise was mocking the kinder-gentler path our military seemed headed down at the time and was implying that even the cheese-eating surrender monkeys and the chocolatiers were making fun of us.

Well fast forward about 15 years along that path and see, yet again, just how right Rush was:

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…now the Chinese are mocking us. And for good reason. They’ve launched a hypersonic missile with nuclear capabilities that can reach speeds of up to 21,000 mph and strike anywhere on Earth from space within minutes.

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The system would be able to overcome US anti-ballistic missile defense systems: that’s pretty impressive.

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See what you can do when your resources are focused on offense/defense rather than a Green New Deal - which, I point out gratuitously, is quite useless in the face of nuclear annihilation. And if your military is more interested in the traditional role of killing people and breaking things than it is in CRT, gender roles and intersectionality?

According to the Financial Times:

The incident caught the US intelligence community by surprise, sources say, as it shows 'China has made astonishing progress on the development of its hypersonic weapons'.

One person familiar with the test said: 'We have no idea how they did this.' 

Ha ha ha! That’s a good one, how, indeed?

Hunter-China-Biden

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“It is inevitable that China will take an upper hand over the US.”

Tell me again, what part of MAGA did you object to?

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Recharge Day

A good Sunday morning to everyone. May the sun shine on your world, if only for a little while.  

rainbow over sleeping bear bay cindy waldeck leelanau enterpriseAfter the Rain, a Rainbow over Sleeping Bear Bay, MI - photo by Cindy Waldeck

I’m going to make cream of empty-out-the-fridge soup and pretty much call it a day as my batteries are running low.

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Please note: I recharge my batteries the old fashioned way (a walk in the park, a good book, a brief nap) not the way the UN Climate Change Conference recharges theirs:

tesla charged with diesels

Since these gatherings, as noted in the article, are to talk about the negative effect of fossil fuels on the climate you would think they could at least find a carbon neutral way to shuttle themselves around while attending.

Admittedly my batteries are the old fashioned variety so they don’t require the high-tech recharging station that the new-fangled Green Energy kind needs.

green technology works

So what would I know of the needs of the Woke Climate Change Meisters?

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Joey: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Gerald Baker wrote an interesting piece a few weeks back. Baker abhors, as do most of the WSJ editors, Trump’s “non-presidential” behavior and takes every opportunity to whine about it. But if you can get past his complaint about Trump’s “continuing refusal to accept the results” his thesis is interesting. He outlines how it was the Trump haters, the partisan elites of all ilks including the leftist media, who let their deep-seated, personal hatred of Trump undermine our republic and destroy the legitimacy of government.

Trump-haters, not Trump. It is they who are responsible for ensconcing our current Mickey Mouse president who ostensibly heads up and directs the most powerful nation on earth:

The Biden presidency is a metastasizing shambles, a real-world case study in the perils of progressive impossibilism: open borders; fiscal incontinence; naive strategic idealism; mask-wielding, mandate-waving, dissent-canceling, authoritarian collectivism. Mr. Biden is Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Walt Disney’s brilliant, nightmarish “Fantasia.” He’s seized the magician’s big hat and now everything he touches becomes a cascading waterfall of destruction.

Joey, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: that is nothing short of epic.

joey screwup apprentice

Actually, the “nightmarish” plot is a very, very old story going back some 2,000 years, cast as a poem by Goethe in 1797 and reimagined again by Disney as a set piece in the 1940 animated Fantasia film. It’s the legend of an apprentice to a sorcerer who starts practicing the boss’s magic before learning how to control any of the spells. Hijinks ensue.

 


Sorcerer's Apprentice – Fantasia

I remember that Obama questioned what magic wand Trump had:

obama trump magic wand

We might all wonder who handed Joey the magic stick that he is so clearly inept at wielding. His old black magic just kind of keeps on spinning. Not just “open borders; fiscal incontinence; naive strategic idealism; mask-wielding, mandate-waving, dissent-canceling, authoritarian collectivism” but also supply-chain breakdown, violent crime, runaway inflation and public education atrocities. One wonders how much more of such wizardry one magic kingdom can endure before spinning out of control entirely.

I might mention that the only way to slow the velocity down is through friction and resistance; so keep up the good work. Resistance is NOT futile.

disrupt the force resist we much

Now, as we’ve fairly established that Joey is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the real question we should be asking ourselves is…who is the Sorcerer? Enquiring minds want to know.

black cat  don't fuck with me karen“I am curious, what is this thing you call ‘master?’”

Friday, October 15, 2021

Resist We Much!

Reportedly 50% of the Chicago police force is set to defy the Mayor’s order to report their vaccine status by today.

The first major test of a vaccine mandate applied to municipal employees will take place this weekend in Chicago, where up to half of the city’s police force is set to defy the mandate by failing to report their vaccine status.

Officers and other city employees who fail to report their vaccination status by Friday will “be placed in a non-disciplinary, no pay status,” according to the mayor’s office

“It’s safe to say that the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50% or less for this weekend coming up,” said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara.

Although to be honest the police stand down threat brings to mind the eternal philosophical question: “If the police stand down in Chicago and nobody notices does it leave a mark?”

weekend in chicagoJust another typical weekend in Chicago

Well this is a fine kettle of fish.  Fred C. Dobbs has captured the nature of the dilemma perfectly:

Governing Class: Get the failing vaccine or you have to stop working!

Working People: Okay, we'll stop working.

Governing Class: Uh....

Honestly, at this point it might be wise to reevaluate your city’s situation Mayor. You know, assess where the greater threat lies.

chicago shootingsNote: that’s 214 child deaths due to COVID in the WHOLE COUNTRY.

For everyone else allow me to extend this sound advice, first proffered decades ago by Angela Davis, communist, black militant, college professor and Soledad Sistah:

 

change the things we can't acceptYeah, that’s a MAGA hat

The funny thing about Leftists - they never think their ideas will be used against them. That’s just one of the things that makes them stupid. And with that in mind I would like to salute The Reverend Al Sharpton for his keen observation and crisp delivery (I think he was Joe Biden’s understudy at one time, or maybe it was the other way around).

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And they had the gall to ridicule Donald Trump’s oratory.

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Alinsky Works For Us Now – Let’s Go Brandon!