Saturday, April 10, 2021

Not All Animals Are Equal

“Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions”

Wow, this story out of the Academy has it all: gaslighting, reeducation, power, control…did I mention control?

A Medical Student Questioned Microaggressions. UVA Branded Him a Threat and Banished Him from Campus. And along with the story it becomes official: independent thought is no longer tolerated on college campuses. First Amendment rights need not apply. We’ve come a long way baby.

new thought policeWelcome To The New Thought Police, Baby! They’ll Do All Your Thinking For You.

And now, the story.

The setting: University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine, 2018.

The characters: Kieran Bhattacharya, medical student and the University and the rest of the administrative functionaries working for the university.

The crime against humanity: Bhattacharya expressed a scientific skepticism that a microaggression could be distinguished from an unintentionally rude statement. His doubts were well-founded given that microaggression theory is not a particularly rigorous concept.

The Chief UVA Narc: Nora Kern, assistant professor. AKA “Karen”

Initial action taken by “Karen”Kern: Kern filed a “Professionalism Concern Card”

Wait, what? A “professional concern card?” That sounds like something worthy of Monty Python, or minimally SNL, back when they were funny. But since today’s “concern bears” have no sense of humor, especially when it comes to their own earnest convictions a “concern card” is what you’ll get. It read in part:

“This student asked a series of questions that were quite antagonistic toward the panel. He pressed on and stated one faculty member was being contradictory. His level of frustration/anger seemed to escalate until another faculty member defused the situation.”

OMG!! Not antagonistic! Call the Thought police! Students are not allowed to be antagonistic on campus, unless it’s aimed at rightwing speakers we wish to have canceled.

But back to our story: Karen’s “concern card” caught the attention (and concern) of an  assistant dean in the medical school, who contacted Bhattacharya, assuring him that “I simply want to help you understand and be able to cope with unintended consequences of conversations,” i.e. educate him properly on the impact of his actions.

Bhattacharya responded in his defense, but was ignored, or to be more correct he was gaslit; they used his increasing confusion, frustration, and hostility toward the disciplinary process used against his right to free speech as evidence that he was aggressive.

Clearly he had not learned his lesson yet.

8c659fb35f9ea0f9fc73cab9d5b2486cGeorge Orwell, 1984

Re-education was mandatory.

The Academic Standards and Achievement Committee met to to discuss the concern card. This committee voted to send Bhattacharya a written reminder to "show mutual respect" to faculty members and "express yourself appropriately." The committee also suggested that he get counseling.

On November 26, this suggestion became a mandate: The student was informed that he must be evaluated by psychological services before returning to classes. Bhattacharya repeatedly asked university officials to clarify what exactly he was accused of, under whose authority his counseling had been mandated, and why his enrollment status was suddenly in doubt…These queries only appear to have made UVA officials more determined to punish him: Bhattacharya's mounting frustration with these baseless accusations of unspecified wrongdoings was essentially treated as evidence that he was guilty. At his hearing, he was accused of being "extremely defensive" and ordered to change his "aggressive, threatening behavior."

He was ultimately suspended for "aggressive and inappropriate interactions in multiple situations." On December 30, UVA police ordered him to leave campus.

Long story short: he’s currently suing UVA for violated his First Amendment rights by retaliating against him for speaking his mind. I’m not placing any odds on his chances of taking them to the cleaners. We live in strange times.


Where all animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others. I’m sure you understand.

not pc cat

Friday, April 9, 2021

Let The Sun Shine

Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

Were we not to take it for granted it would seem a miracle, the sun - glowing, growing, lighting, warming.

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Every day, a new sunrise.


And everyday, just as reliably, sunset.

chair at sunrise

So the cycle can start over again; God’s gift to earth.

Sometimes you’re heading into the daybreak.

Just as often you catch day’s end in your rearview mirror.

old ford truck at sunset

But what we know intuitively is that the sun is our friend. It warms the earth that grows the food that provides us sustenance. And now it seems it kills the pathogens that seek to harm us: Could Sunshine Help Us Survive Covid? Answer, Yes. UVA rays can release skin chemical that stops deadly virus from spreading, scientists say.

So I for one wish to hear no more about “global warming” from the ass-clowns who believe that the gradually increasing level of a trace atmospheric gas (CO2, currently about 0.04% of the atmosphere) is going to bring about world climate doom in anywhere between 10 and a hundred years from now. If anyone is going to do that it is the aforementioned climate-clowns seeking to end the use of fossil fuels among other idiotic ideas to “save the planet.”

Let the sun shine, let the sun shine in.


Be glad that it does, and pray that it doesn’t decide to go on hiatus because that, that would be an actual climate disaster.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Let’s Not Make This Purely Political Gambit All About Politics

Citing an “informed source,” Jake Tapper tweeted that “MLB officials made the decision (to move the All Star Game to Denver) because if they didn’t then the decision would be left to individual players, individual All-Stars, some of whom no doubt would have individually boycotted the game themselves.”

In short: There was no way to avoid this becoming political.


Tapper’s “informed source?” 

NOTE: Loudmouth Stacy will deny this and CNN will report accordingly


Tapper explained. "So MLB did what they thought was taking one for the team, as it were, trying to protect the individual players and to operate as a cohesive whole, the source tells CNN. Whatever you think of the decision, that was part of the calculation."

Jake, it seems, took one for the team as well.


Maybe we should stop asking sports figures what they think about politics and just let them play the game.

shut up and play

And maybe so-called “news” outlets should just stop advocating for Democrats and their policies and report objectively instead of fomenting discontent and riots.

Or as Derek Hunter put it:

"If only someone in media had told the truth about the law, actually informed the public rather than doing their best to help Democrats by simply spitting out 'Jim Crow 2.0!' then maybe this wouldn't have happened. Maybe someone working for a company headquartered in Atlanta ..."

But no, they have redefined their role thusly:


And with such an awesome responsibility don’t even think about asking them why they don’t hold themselves to the same standards as they do other corporations they shake down for the Dems. Surely you wouldn’t expect THEM to relocate their headquarters outside of Atlanta.


Why good heavens, that would just make it political!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Chickens At The Gate, What the Cluck?

The Biden administration will use Dallas convention center to shelter migrant teen boys: The U.S. government is set to use the Dallas convention center - normally a venue for concerts and sports events - to house up to 3,000 migrant teen boys (illegal aliens of indeterminant age) as it scrambles to address increasing overcrowding at facilities (formerly known as “kids in cages”) on the U.S.-Mexico border .
Three thousand teenaged boys, housed together in a convention center. What could go wrong?
I won’t bother to mention that the current organized movement of “migrants” across the US border as “asylum seekers” is identical to the organized movement that brought hundreds of thousands of “undocumented workers” to lay waste to European nations over the past decade. Because that would make it sound like some sort of OWO agenda was being implemented against the will of the people and that would make me sound like some sort of paranoid Nazi racist conspiracy theorist, or something. But the fact remains these unaccompanied minors didn’t just wake up on their own and decide to hop a train, a bus or a cattle truck to come to America.
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All Aboard! The Gravy Train!

Maybe that wall wasn’t such a bad idea after all, eh Joey?

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Apparently not: Biden Administration Considers Resuming Border Wall Construction.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told department employees he may restart border wall construction to plug what he called “gaps” in the current barrier.

A lessor blogger might take this opportunity to say something like “the Democrats’ chickens are coming home to roost.” But not me, I won’t say that.

Or at least I wouldn’t were it not Chicken-hump day again already.

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But you know, if you build it they won’t come.

wall build

So man-up Joey, even chickens do it.

chickens build a wall

Cluck, cluck, cluck.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Woke Have Spoke: Babble On

Everybody knows facts don’t matter then you’re  trying to make a point. For example, that Georgia’s new voter integrity law is racist, not simply intended to prevent illegal voting from hijacking another election. I dare you to find an unbiased article (that doesn’t require whitelisting to read) regarding the Georgia law online through a standard search engine request. It will not be easy because presenting unvarnished facts has a tendency to undermine the official narrative – which is always the same.

white racism why it's always present

And in our newly WOKE culture you can count on all the usual suspects** heeling on command.

The MLB announced Friday that it would be moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s voter integrity law.

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” said Commissioner Rob Manfred in a statement. “In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone participates in shaping the United States.” ”

“We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and actively participate in the voting process,” Manfred continued. “Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”

Wokism makes you do dumb things at warp speed.

Nearly 30% of businesses in Atlanta are black-owned, and Georgia will face an estimated lost economic impact of more than $100 million due to the MLB’s boycott of Atlanta.

It’s always more important to take a stand on social justice than to actually assist it.

from black to white city

From now on I’m going to get all my news from the Babylon Bee, as it’s at least as true as what you find elsewhere.

no id required baseball
US — Major League Baseball has announced that they will no longer be requiring any form of valid ID for the purchase of alcohol at all games.

“We stand firm against racism and will never again require ID, and unfairly restrict people from purchasing alcohol,” said MLB spokesman Doug Wisacre. “Drinks are for everyone and hydration should always be easier to access, not harder!”

“Not everyone has the same level of access to acquiring an ID and we want to create an inclusive environment.” Mr. Wiseacre continued. “That’s why we will serve beer to all fans, no fuss no muss!”

In addition to not checking for ID, MLB is committing to no longer requiring locker room passes, or security badges which are harmful and unfairly discriminate against those who would want to enter restricted areas for nefarious reasons. They hope that this important step will provide more fairness and increase safety at all games.

At publishing time, MLB was already reconsidering not requiring ID as they are now under investigation for serving alcohol to thousands upon thousands of minors.

Babylon Bee


** In addition to MLB, Coke and Delta see a complete list (so far) of idiotic corporations opposed to integrity in voting in America here. I trust they will be joined by many more idiots before this firestorm has passed.

Monday, April 5, 2021

It’s Remarkable, And Amazing.

It’s nearly 9:00 AM EDT Monday morning and I’ve got nothing.

So I declare it officially Mutt-Day.

bunny and his dogDon’t eat all of your Easter rabbits, you might want one for later.

So let you ears flap in the early spring breeze.

german shepherd puppy

While you contemplate the content and purpose of this Reuter’s story ask yourself not “are we being manipulated?” but rather by whom?

China reports biggest daily COVID-19 case jump in over two months

(Reuters) - China reported its biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases in more than two months, as a city on the border with Myanmar in southwestern Yunnan province accounted for all new local cases.

The city accounted for all of the 15 new local cases reported on April 4. The total number of new COVID-19 infections, including imported infections originating from overseas, stood at 32, marking the highest total since Jan. 31.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,305, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,636.

Yes, that’s correct: 90,305 confirmed cases in ALL of China – the country that invented it! Remarkable. And amazing.

Meanwhile, in Michigan on Saturday, we added 8,413 new COVID-19 cases, and 57 deaths, and posted the sixth weekly case increase in a row. In case you’re counting, that’s 768,000  COVID cases and 17, 249 COVID deaths – just in Michigan! That’s over eight and half times more than in all of China! Remarkable, and amazing. Governor Gretchen deserves an award for that remarkable achievement.

I leave you with this thought: somebody around here is a lying dog-faced pony soldier, but we’re not permitted to say who – or WHO.

The hand of the elite keeping the masses “on a leash”, like a dog. That’s what they want.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter 2021

And he said unto them, Be not amazed: you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen;

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He is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

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And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. - Mark 16:6


‘I am the resurrection, and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.’

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And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? — John 11: 25-26

On this day when Christians around the world celebrate this most holy of Christian holidays I would like to wish all who gather here a very happy and blessed Easter. If you are a believer celebrate with joy the miracle of the Resurrection and the promise of salvation. And if you are not take this beautiful, joyful spring day to rest, reflect, renew. The old world will pick up and continue on its way tomorrow and, God willing, we shall too.

I hope many of you will once again be able to celebrate with family and friends this year – if if it still means wearing a mask and social distancing to der Doktor.

In Belgium, reduced chocolate sales, and bunnies in masks | Star ...Chocolate bunnies permitted in Easter baskets this year as long as they are properly masked

A blessed Easter and happy Passover to all who gather here.