Saturday, October 23, 2021

Is The Babylon Bee Actually Satanic?

babylon bee is your cat actually satan

There is an Atlantic article this month that chronicles author Emma Green’s interview with Kyle Mann, the managing editor of the Babylon Bee. The title, The Christians Who Mock Wokeness for a Living, explains to Ms. Green’s audience what the article is intended to do: chastise America’s new newspaper of record for being rather un-Christian. What it actually does is prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the left has absolutely no sense of humor… 

bo shadow puppet“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Martin Luther King

…at least when the joke is on them. This excerpt is quite self explanatory, although the author repeatedly demands an explanation.

Green: You guys wrote an article in January 2020 that was shared roughly 3 million times, claiming that Democrats called for the American flag to be flown at half-staff when the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in an American strike. What makes this funny? I know that’s the worst question to ask somebody who writes jokes.

Mann: It’s funny because General Soleimani died and then they called for flags to be flown at half-mast. Get it?

Green: But that’s what I’m saying. Besides just saying the joke again, what makes it funny?

Mann: Do you want me to explain the joke to you? Because the joke is that General Soleimani died and Democrats were sad.

If you don’t know why that’s funny, then you’re not the audience for the joke. The funniest part is that it got fact-checked because it was so believable that Democrats would do that. That’s a real honor.

Green: …But I want to ask about the fact-checking part. I don’t think the reason Snopes fact-checked it was because it was so plausible. I think it’s because it was being shared millions of times. What if people did believe it was real? Do you worry about that, regardless of how many times you make it clear that you’re a satire publication?…Does that impose any ethical responsibility on you?

Mann’s answer is my favorite part of the entire piece:

Mann: Not any more than any other comedian whose joke gets mistaken for reality. Does SNL bear responsibility because people still think Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house?

And because it is Caturday, I add this bonus feature direct from the satanic Babylon Bee itself: Is Your Cat Actually Satan? 9 Things To Look For.


bee cat satan

Friday, October 22, 2021

Who’s 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!!!!!


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?


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


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


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


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:

china supersonic missile.launch pg

…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.


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


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?


china joe3

“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.


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?