Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mickey, we hardly know you any more

From Sputnik News

“In 2015, the (Anaheim) city council approved a plan that exempted Disney from sales tax on its ticket sales for 45 years, and then in 2016, the city gave Disney $267 million in tax rebates to build a luxury hotel.



Organizations waking up to danger of woke

By Roger Kimble

Tennessee Star

A few weeks ago, Exxon announced that it was banning the display of Pride and BLM flags at its headquarters in Houston. There was a ripple of unhappiness, but nothing was burned down, the media attention was muted, and the world went about its business as before.

Across the country, school board elections are tossing out woke ideologues and partisans of critical race theory and replacing what amounts to gay pornography in the curriculum with more wholesome fare. The Biden Administration keeps running into roadblocks, most recently a judicial order halting its efforts to rescind Title 42, a Trump-era emergency order that turned away would-be immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. A few days ago, Biden’s absurd Disinformation Governance Board was shuttered and its pathetic director, Nina Jankowicz, sucked back into the memory hole whence she came.

Link at Knuckledraggin

No one would have objected to hanging

After testimony from the defendant’s oldest daughter, no one in the courtroom would have been surprised if a jury member, say the oldest man or woman, had stood and said, “Your honor, we find the defendant guilty as charged on all counts. There are two or three big oak trees outside, with limbs of a sufficient nature, and we recommend taking up a collection to buy a proper size rope at the hardware store, and that you charge the sheriff to hang the defendant by the neck until he is dead.”

No one would have spoken in opposition. Everyone in the courtroom would have given the jurors a standing ovation.

A Red River County Grand jury had charged Darrell Lee Smythe with 49 counts of aggravated sexual assault on his two oldest daughters, then 12 and 11 years old. As the prosecution pointed out, the only reason D.L. had not yet assaulted his third daughter was that the girl was 8 years old, and the defendant did not consider her old enough.

For the trial, the prosecution brought D.L. up on nine of the aggravated sexual assault charges. The jury, following the law and not what citizens wanted, found D.L. guilty on all charges. Jurors sentenced D.L. to two concurrent life sentences and seven consecutive life sentences. D.L. would begin serving the consecutive sentences after 30 years on the concurrent sentences. He would serve – is serving – the consecutive life sentences in the same manner – a new life sentence kicks in every 30 years. The difference, the prosecution explained, had to do with a change in sentencing law.

That’s OK. Two hundred forty years should be enough.

During the trial, the prosecution alluded to D.L.’s murder of his wife a couple of weeks before the sexual assault charges were filed. Investigators discovered the sexual assaults during the murder investigation. The nude body of D.L.’s wife had been found on a logging road in a pine plantation in Red River County. The oldest daughter said the last time she saw her mother, the woman was lying drunk in the yard, with D.L. spraying her with a garden hose. The mother was reported missing by workers at a café near town.

The prosecution never tried D.L. for killing his wife. There was no reason, the county attorney said, for more taxpayer money to be spent on further trials.

During the trial, too, prosecution witnesses testified that D.L.’s father and an uncle had sexually abused “every female in the family.” Both men were arrested. One died in prison.

Also, a few years before, D.L.’s mother left the father and moved out of state. A witness testified that D.L.’s mother’s sister then moved in with the father.

As the prosecutor wondered during trial testimony, “What kind of family is this?”

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Just like the Old West, Hungary is

 ‘Warning: Bear alert near Budapest!’

According to, on Wednesday morning, a resident reported seeing a bear in the forest near Acsa, a town of 1,400 people. The municipality took immediate action, including warning residents via Facebook to “walk carefully and do not approach the forest!”

Also: ‘Gunfight between two families in a Hungarian town!’

A large-scale street fight broke out between two Hungarian families in the town of Kerepes. Three people suffered injuries, witnesses report gunshots.

On the evening of 21 May 2022, people reported gunshots from Gyál Street, Kerepes. The police wasted no time and rushed to the scene. There they found around 100 people in confrontation with each other. It turned out that two local families first started a verbal conflict which escalated quickly and soon some members even opted to use firearms. According to Blikk, police reports suggest these weapons were rifles and gas pistols.

The police intervened and tried their best to separate the fighting crowd, but they were still against each other’s throats.

More here:

A couple of years back, Romania issued a vampire alert, so...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Minorities head-to-head, goat fans win

From The College Fix

A university in Ontario, Canada deleted from a social media page an image of two women dressed in hijabs kissing due to complaints from the local Muslim community.

According to The London Free Press, Western University had posted the image to its Instagram account for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The picture also featured two (black and white) men kissing, a person in a wheelchair with a sexually ambiguous partner, and a black man and woman.


The “firestorm” of complaints noted the image was “inappropriate” and “disrespectful” due to “religious and spiritual” nature of the hijab.

Was a time US politicians and military wanted Canada to ask for membership in the Republic. Aren't we glad Canadians didn't agree?

Monday, May 23, 2022

Two headlines

Gay Community Most Vulnerable to Monkeypox Threat -- US News. 

Monkeypox: Gay and bisexual men aren’t at greater risk -- The Conversation.

Glad news organizations are keeping us properly informed.

Remember this when the government says everybody is at risk and we all must get the vaccine

LONDON (AP) -- A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as "a random event" that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO's emergencies department, said the leading theory to explain the spread of the disease was sexual transmission among gay and bisexual men at two raves held in Spain and Belgium. Monkeypox has not previously triggered widespread outbreaks beyond Africa, where it is endemic in animals.

The crazies and the criminals

The issue is not the type of firearm, it’s not the magazine capacity, it’s not even the fact that it’s a firearm, and it’s surely not what flavor of politics the killer claims or espouses.  The issue is mental health and criminal behavior.  As long as we are letting the crazies and the crooks run the streets, we’re going to have dead people. – William Lehman, The Hashtag.

Is that the break he deserved?**

From Knuckledraggin

Investigators say a 75-year-old man was in his wheelchair in front of the McDonald’s when one of two women who arrived in a vehicle opened fire on him.

** For the young’n readers: A bunch of years ago, McD’s advertising campaign was “You deserve a break today.” That was after “Two all-beef Patty’s, special Ross… on a Sesame Street bus.”




Sunday, May 22, 2022

Biden administration warns Israelis about that ‘freedom of worship’ thing

From Jihad Watch

Behind the scenes, the Biden administration and its officials have been warning the Israeli government to stop talking about "freedom of worship" and defer to Islamic supremacism.

As one reporter 
described, "cognizant of how talk of 'freedom of worship' can be interpreted, US officials have sought to push Israel to avoid using the phrase and instead focus solely on affirming their commitment to the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites."

Freedom of worship doesn’t require any interpretation. But here it means that the Israelis allow Muslims to control the Temple Mount despite the fact that they illegally seized the site during the brutal invasion and ethnic cleansing of Israel, and that occasionally Jews are also allowed to enter the holiest site in Judaism and visit it, not to pray publicly, but merely to set foot on it.


Hungary president: Build churches, build communities

From Hungary Today

Katalin Novák, Hungary’s new president, said in Magyarlapád (Lopadea Noua), in central Romania, that ten churches were consecrated at ten localities in Transylvania during Friday

“It is no coincidence that when there is war and ideological destruction, churches are the first to be destroyed because churches are the places where communities start to form,” she said. “We are building and upgrading churches across the Carpathian Basin because this is how we start strengthening our communities,” she added.

The president noted that Lopadea Noua had been established in the year of 1030 and was registered as the property of Queen Gisela, the wife of St Stephen, Hungary’s first king.

“By dedicating ten churches today, we are also sending the message that we will be here after a thousand years, among brothers and sisters, addressing one another in Hungarian,” she said.

The consecrations marked Hungarian Reformed Church Unity Day celebrated on May 20 each year.

If she’d shot better, the DNA pool would be improved.

An Uber driver in Atlanta was forced off the road by a man claiming to be a police officer. The fake po-leece was identified as Tyriq Qwadere Wiggins-Younger, who was charged with aggravated assault, impersonating a police officer, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects. Wiggins-Younger also was treated at a hospital for at least one bullet hole from a gun fired by the driver.

Link at Valor Guardians



From Valor Guardians

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Just can’t send those boys out of town unchaperoned

From RT News

“The Secret Service is aware of an off-duty incident involving two employees which may constitute potential policy violations,” agency spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement“The individuals will be immediately returned back to their post of duty and placed on administrative leave. There was no impact to the upcoming trip.”

The state of government is dependent on morals and ethics of people who work for it.

The old ball game

Asdrubal Cabrera played 15 years in Major League Baseball, with the Indians, Nationals, Rays, Mets, Phillies, Nationals, Rangers, Diamondbacks and Reds. His lifetime batting average is .266.

Asdrubal is a Carthaginian name meaning “Help of Baal.” Baal was the major god of the Canaanites many thousands of years ago. A force of Canaanites established Carthage on the coast of North Africa in the 800 BCE time. Rome defeated and razed Carthage in 146 BCE.

Neftali Feliz pitched in Major League Baseball for 10 years, with the Rangers, Tigers, Pirates, Royals and Brewers. His record was 21-20, with an earned run average of 3.55 and 107 saves.

Neftali is an adaptation of the Hebrew name Naphtali, meaning “Struggle.” The Canaanites and the Hebrews were longtime enemies. God told the Hebrews to cleanse the land of Canaanites.


Lost Texas treasure

The site of the treasure is somewhere in western Lamar County, Texas, bags of gold coins thrown into a shallow lake, as reported by the lone survivor of a burro train attacked by Indians.

The story has everything needed in a Texas treasure tale – Indians, Mexican soldiers, burros and a map drawn on a piece of leather.

Lots of people have looked for the gold, but none have succeeded, as far as people know.

I wrote a couple of stories on the treasure while working at the newspaper in Paris, Texas. The first story was an encapsulation of several parts of the tale, including use of a steam digger in the early part of the 20th century. Use of a state-of-the-art steam-powered digger was supposed to prove that technology won’t always prevail over something buried.

Within a couple of days after the story ran, a soybean farmer called the newspaper. He said he farmed the fields where the treasure is buried. A photographer and I went out a few days after the call and went with the farmer to the fields. There were soybean plants as far as I could see, and due north, about a mile, a line of trees marking the Red River.

The farmer, the photographer and I stood in the field, the farmer recounting the story of a Mexican army burro train traveling through the area before the Texas Revolution. Indians attacked the soldiers. The commander ordered soldiers to throw all the bags of gold into a shallow lake, lest the Indians seize the coins. The soldiers complied. In the ensuing fight, Indians killed all the soldiers but one. He hid and later made his escape.

The story then shifts to the early 1900s, when a Texan in New Mexico meets an old Mexican who has a map drawn on a piece of leather. That map led to the unsuccessful use of the steam digger.

After saying all that, the farmer informed the photographer and me, “I know exactly where the gold is buried.” He pointed. “See that low place there? That used to be part of the shallow lake. The gold is buried right there.”

I thought, Well, dang, dude! How come you don’t have a backhoe out here, digging away? I didn’t say anything, though. Just let it be.

Okie Treasure Hunter wrote about the Lamar County gold 14 years ago. Details vary, as always in a treasure story.

If you’re in Lamar County, he writes, “you might as well keep your eyes open for the gold and silver coins left behind by a Mexican wagon train in the 1840’s. This treasure is supposed to have been worth between $25,000 and $75,000 when it was hidden. The wagon train was headed for St. Louis, MO when they thought they were going to be attacked by a band of outlaws. (At least it wasn’t the Indians this time!) Fearing an attack the Mexicans buried the treasure on the old Spanish Road that ran along the Red River north of Paris, TX. Then they high tailed it back to Mexico. The Mexican War erupted soon after that and the original members of the wagon train all died before they could retrieve the treasure.

Details, details. Wagon train, outlaws, Spanish Road that ran along the Red River. Not likely.

That $75,000 would be worth $2.5 million today.

From Borepatch

Dad Joke CCIV

What do you call a fake noodle?

An impasta.

(I don’t write them, I only copy them.)

It's a whole 'nother country


Friday, May 20, 2022

No communion for Pelosi, archbishop says

True leftist progressives: So?




See no pox, hear no pox, speak no pox

Fauci, WHO Marxist friend, suggests covering eyes, ears and mouth to render monkey pox bananaless

From Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Monkeypox pandemic has finally breached the shores of the United States, with the CDC confirming a staggering 1 infections so far. In response, America's favorite, most trusted doctor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, issued a statement recommending people stop the spread of Monkeypox by covering their eyes, ears, and mouth.

Fauci accepted 137 TV interviews and a book deal after issuing the guidelines essentially recommending people look the other way rather than investigate the source of this new outbreak.

Since monkey pox was discovered 19 years ago, the US now has three (3) infections. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Census Bureau to Americans: You don’t count

Audit to Census Bureau: You can’t count.

From RT News

“The miscounts were large in numerical terms. For instance, the 2020 count missed about 325,000 Tennesseans and 550,000 Texans. The census gave New York credit for more than 670,000 residents who don’t exist, and Minnesota’s population was inflated by 215,000. President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware, which had the second-highest overcount rate at 5.5%, got the benefit of more than 50,000 extra residents.

Overcounted states – Democratic.

Undercounted states – Republican.

Gee. Who would have thought.

Drugs in the recording studio

From Gun Free Zone

“…there was the one asshole who broke our cardinal rule of no fucking drugs in our studio ever! and was caught coming out of the bathroom with a nose resembling a powdered donut. Let’s say that for a proper “tossing the asshole out of the front door” you must open such metal door first and I “forgot” to do so three times. The rest of the people present became quite productive and enjoyable to work with which is not always the case with musicians.


What people have done to dogs

The most obvious is to the German Shepherd, breeders giving the dogs an angled back and bent legs. Just looking at the new shepherds, you know they will have increased hip problems.

Turned a Prince into a frog, she did

1440** news notes that Prince Harry and that woman were married on this date in 2018. Amazing what she has done in four years, putting the “Me” in “Meghan.” Ireland should sue for a name change, based on the normally liberal allegation of cultural appropriation.

(**Apology and correction. I originally wrote 1410. I sometimes have problems with numbers. You know, believing the NY Times and writing 1619 instead of 1776. NOT!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

We live in an interesting time

Victor Davis Hanson

After a year of politicizing the U.S. military and its self-induced catastrophe in Afghanistan, America has lost deterrence abroad. China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia are conniving how best to exploit this rare window of global military opportunity. 

The traditional bedrocks of the American system—a stable economy, energy independence, vast surpluses of food, hallowed universities, a professional judiciary, law enforcement, and a credible criminal justice system—are dissolving.

Link at Knuckledraggin

A good read, but the future is not that dismal. The Republic will stand. But, while mentally sharpening pitchforks and readying bundles of torches, we realize there are no targets whose elimination will set everything right. 

From a newspaper in England

A story in the Daily Mail says Elon Musk “pumped the breaks” on his Twitter offer. Must have been because he couldn’t catch any brakes. 

Story at Valor Guardians

Reference a required course

One thing from an International Relations course that made an impression: No nation will pursue a policy that is against its own interests.

So, what is our reason in Ukraine? What effect does Ukraine have on U.S. national security?


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

WH: No; USA Today: No; Check on the ground: Yes, federal kits have crack pipes

But, who are you going to believe? A spokesperson or your lying eyes?

Link at Knuckledraggin



Actual questions flummox new press secretary

Peter Doocy: How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?

Karine Jean-Pierre: “Well, you know, we have talked about…we have talked about this this past year about making sure that the wealthiest among us are paying their fair share,” she stammered. “And that is important to do. And that is something that, you know, the president has been working on every day when we talk about inflation and lowering costs. And so it’s very important that, you know, as we’re seeing costs rise, as we’re talking about how to, you know, build an America that’s safe, that’s equal for everyone and doesn’t leave anyone behind. That is an important part of that as well.”

Doocy: How does raising taxes on corporations lower the cost of gas, the cost of a used car, the cost of food for everyday Americans?”

KJP: “So, look, I think we encourage those who have done very well, right? Especially those who care about climate change to support a fairer tax code. That doesn’t change. It doesn’t charge manufacturers, workers, cops, builders a higher percentage of their earnings that the most fortunate people in our nation and not let that stand in the way of reducing energy costs and fighting this existential problem, if you think about that as an example. And to support basic collective bargaining rights as well. That’s also important. But look, it is, you know, by not without having a fair tax code, which is what I’m talking about, then like manufacturing workers, cops. You know, it’s not fair for them to have to pay higher taxes than the folks that who are who are who are not paying taxes at all.”

There is more back and forth.

Amazing. Those “who care about climate change” should “support a fairer tax code.” And, rich people “are not paying taxes at all.” And she brought “climate change” the discussion!

Texas cowboy working every day at 89

“Hang on tight. And if you don’t make it back, I’ll tell ’em which way you went.” – Boots O’Neal to cowboys going to work on new-broke horses.



Monday, May 16, 2022

Yeah, that went on his permanent record

On 24 April 1959, Captain John S. Lappo, operating from Lockbourne AFB flew a B-47 with two crewmen on board under the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. Following a general court-martial, he was grounded for life. – Wikipedia article on B-47.

Lappo had a new navigator for the lake flight, an officer  not yet integrated into the crew. After the flight, asked if any crew member objected, Lappo said, "Yeah, the navigator recommended against it. Of course, I had no idea at the time that he was the general’s son and that he was going to go rat on me once we got back to Lockbourne."

Lappo retired in 1972.


Iceberg in our path

 Last night, a woman on America’s Funniest Home Videos used the non-word “Ima.” Her voice was quite plain; there could be no misunderstanding.

This bodes a setback in saving the language, should the usage increase. When people begin speaking the same non-words as they write, our ship of civilization is about to meet an iceberg.

For a time it seemed “prolly” might topple true American English. "Prolly" is that grating non-word that was used in text “conversations” and in emails. “Prolly,” though, seems to have lessened. How did anyone even come up with “prolly” as replacement for “probably”? Have people become that lazy?

“Supposebly” continues to hold first place as the most irritating non-word, though. Does no user ever think that to have a “supposebly,” the language must first have a “supposeb”?

I’m sorry. I used the word “think.” Abusers of the language do not have that ability.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

New words

There comes a time for some when the usual television volume is not high enough, but turning it up to make actor conversation audible would mean driving others from the room. That is where closed caption comes to the rescue.

As long as the words on the screen bear some resemblance to what is being said. Too often in a news interview someone is saying, “Somboli dasciby three times in the last week, a plivel rascally sud.”

We expect a literal display of what a person says, but too often lately literal has nothing to do with real words.

One of the best non words in British English is “innit.” Or maybe it’s “init.” Whichever, it is not a real word, but accurately compresses “isn’t it” into a quick and understandable reference.

“Innit” now shows up as a closed caption word in some UK television programs. Yes, it is a literal recitation of what someone said, and, if a viewer has a hearing problem it is possible he or she would not hear the actor’s word. But, TV and movie words have a way of wedging into accepted English speech. I do not expect “innit” to become a common word in, say, the Bronx, but possibly more common in American speech.

“Ima” also shows up more frequently than before. That is a large compression, “I am going to” into three letters. “Gonna” is another not-favorite.

Used to be, people Up North decided the difference between acceptable English and how everybody else spoke. Many years ago, a columnist for the former Dallas Times Herald wrote that she had lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area long enough that she was comfortable with Texasisms and Southernisms in her speech. She wrote that during her holiday visit to her former home in New York City, she said “y’all.” Her mother immediately said, “Don’t say that. It sounds so ignorant.”

Yeah, all y’all in Brooklyn or the Bronx have a monopoly in judging, don’cha. You’s should watch My Cousin Vinny at least one time a year. It’s an instructive movie, innit.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Be careful what you ask for

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” – H.K. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

At American Digest

Mencken apparently had little trust in “the plain folks of the land.”

More aid! More aid! More aid!

From Hot Air

“While Ukraine is flush with weapons and other military supplies and equipment, however, Ministry of Defense officials and volunteer fighters are both quietly admitting that they lack the capacity to absorb so much aid. Much of the equipment and weaponry requires new training to be used. Even when that is available it takes time. Similarly, the influx of 16,000 or more foreign volunteer fighters would seem like a decisive boon, but in fact almost none of them had any military experience or training. They proved little more than extra mouths to feed in most cases, according to Ministry of Defense staff and some of the volunteer foreign special forces soldiers on the ground.

A month or so back, a US congressman argued that the Air Force needed to send three squadrons of A-10s to Ukraine right now. Anybody with any sense would immediately say, “Who’s going to fly them? Who’s going to maintain them?” Politicians talked, too, about sending howitzer ammunition from US stocks. The US and Ukraine don’t shoot the same ammunition. Our bullets do not fit in their guns.

It’s all smoke and mirrors and thousands of dead Russians and Ukrainians.



Response tells where that 11 cents is

Statistics show women are paid 89 cents for every dollar a man makes. Or 93 cents. Or 78 cents. Or 79 cents. Do a search, find a number.

The column at Assistant Village Idiot was on Youth Softball. The writer said:  “I was a terrible coach myself. I thought, given my 70's college psych training, that the key was to treat the girls the same way you would treat the boys.  This is untrue. Several of the girls still talk about it 25 years later.” A reader asked: “What did they say?” The author responded: “That I hurt their feelings but they were  afraid to tell me.”

In comments, Texan99 wondered about the mettle of girl players who thought the coach was too hard on them. She said:

“Good grief. I suppose they had no idea how much they needed to learn to grow a little bark, so they wouldn't enter the adult working world expecting everyone to avoid hurting their feelings, and therefore completely incapable of being a productive team member instead of an emotional sinkhole. I know women who to this day have absolutely no idea how to broach the idea of getting a raise, or how to make a case for why granting the raise will be advantageous for the boss, not just for her personal needs.

“9/10ths of the complaints I hear about gender pay inequality can be traced to this problem. Guys typically are taught not to sit around waiting in resentment until someone notices their special specialness and rewards them for it.


Brits given another opportunity to turn in guns

Law officials looking for “heirlooms, shotguns and antique revolvers, as well as illegal stun guns and gas-firing blank pistols bought overseas.

That Brown Bess an ancestor used in the American Troubles? It’s a threat to national security. Turn it in. No questions asked.

Link at Knuckledraggin

Thursday, May 12, 2022

82 British skeletons found in Dutch mass grave

From The History Blog

Remains most likely those of soldiers from the First Coalition War (1792-97), “when English, Dutch, Spanish, Austrians and Prussians fought against the army of Revolutionary France.”

Maybe the stupidest thing Biden has said?

From Breitbart

“President Joe Biden blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday for the latest spike in gas prices, suggesting the foreign leader had enacted a ‘gas tax’ on America by invading Ukraine.

In the same talk, Biden also said, “The generic point is we have to invest in ourselves, invest in our people, so that we can, in fact, continue to lead the world on all the things that are so — there are so many incredible opportunities for not only us but for the rest of the world.”


Link at Knuckledraggin

It is past time to throw them out, starting with the dufus in chief

Multiple news organizations and sites say the Biden administration has sent and is sending baby formula by the pallets to the border for use by illegals who brought infants with them.

Meanwhile, for born here babies and citizen families, the Biden administration says “it is working to ease the problem for American families and caregivers.

“Ease the problem.” Right.


Agriculture and ideology

Not enough fertilizer. Biden administration: Use manure and go organic. Or, learn to code.


Is there any place the NBA will not whore itself to?

From The Gateway Pundit

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced Tuesday that the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks will play two preseason games at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

The NBA signed a deal with Abu Dhabi’s tourism officials last year to play preseason games in the Arabian Gulf.

“Abu Dhabi is a vibrant multicultural hub with a demonstrated track record of hosting world-class sporting events,” said NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum.**

Abu Dhabi is a city in the United Arab Emirates where homosexuality is criminalized and is punishable by death. All same-sex sexual acts are banned and criminalized in the United Arab Emirates.

What Tatum did not say, on the record, “And they got more money than you can believe.”

Supporting authoritarian regimes is a tradition with the NBA.

The NBA backs Red China in CCP imprisonment and “re-education” of Muslim Uyghurs – apparently Islam does not matter past a pay check to NBA Muslims. The NBA has contracts of a bunch of millions of dollars to China manufacturing of official NBA shoes, shirts, shorts and etc., and is not about to do anything that might threaten those contracts. 

Link at Assistant Village Idiot and Maggie's Farm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Roe v Wade

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech. ... – Leviticus 20:1-6.

Amazon announces 1-child policy

From Babylon Bee, so you know it's true


Only for female employees.

Families with more than one child may keep all children 2 and older.

Men’s opinions not considered, because they don’t count anyway.

Employees who attempted to have the policy removed were replaced with robots.


The palm-slap joke of the year

I don't carpool. I'm afraid I will be in the car and go into a tunnel and we will get stuck and not be able to get out.

It's not an uncommon fear. It even has a name. It's called carpool tunnel syndrome.


Navy scuttles woke books

From Valor Guardians

The U.S. Navy recently cut several books, including a number of racially charged titles, from its official reading list after lawmakers criticized their inclusion last year as “woke,” “anti-American” and “leftist propaganda.”

Just to be safe


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NIH leaders, scientists were paid $350 million by ‘third-party players, meaning pharmaceutical companies’

 From Zero Hedge

“We now know that there are 1,675 scientists that received payments during that period, at least one payment. In fiscal year 2014, for instance, $36 million was paid out and that is on average $21,100 per scientist,” Andrzejewski said.

We also find that during this period, leadership at NIH was involved in receiving third-party payments. For instance, Francis Collins, the immediate past director of NIH, received 14 payments. Dr. Anthony Fauci received 23 payments and his deputy, Clifford Lane, received eight payments.”

One of those things in journalist and po-leece investigations: Follow the money. 

NIH remove information from reports.


Monday, May 9, 2022

These people want to educate us in history?

From a Cato Institute Tweet.

“For roughly the first two centuries of American independence, no black or gay person and no woman could aspire to be the White House Press Secretary.”

I pondered: Who was Washington’s press secretary? I’m sure he had a difficult time with the press corps then, with the press hounding President Washington in New York City and then in Philadelphia. I could not remember the first press secretary, but it must have been a man, white, straight, possibly even a slave owner.

Oh. Washington didn’t have a press secretary?

From Gun Free Zone

“The first White House Press secretary came to be in the year 1929 under the presidency of Herbert Hoover.

Still my argument holds: Anything of importance in world history was first done by a white straight man.

‘You’re gonna receive the Medal of Honor’

From an interview with Robert Martin Patterson

“Well I was - at that time I was an E5. I was assigned to A trip, 1st of 17th cav in the 82nd. My platoon sergeant was George Wesley Simmons. And he came to me one day and told me, says, says Sergeant Patterson, you have to go to corps headquarters. And see a major at protocol. And I'm saying okay. So I get in my car and I drive over to corps headquarters. And I go into headquarters and say - get the directions to protocol and walked down there and meet this major and he says Sergeant Patterson, you're going to Washington DC. And I looked at him and I says, I ain't going to Washington DC. I ain't got no damn reason to go up there. He says oh, yeah you do. You're gonna receive the medal of honor. And I looked just - huh? Just total - bewilderment. Because I had never heard anything about it or anything else.

“I think that a person who wears the medal of honor is not wearing it for themselves. They're wearing it for everyone who was there. Particularly for those who didn't come back. And one of the - Gary Herring who was one of the World War II recipients who lives - - or lived in Roseboro, North Carolina which is just north of where I was raised at. When I met him in Houston that October, he took me off to the side and says, ‘Young man, let me tell you something right now.’ Says ‘You are fixing to find out it is much harder to wear that ribbon than to earn it.” And he was absolutely correct. It's - it totally changes your life. And everything you do - everything I do before I do it, I will stop and think is it going to embarrass that medal. Is it going to bring any kind of disgrace on it at all. If it is, then I won't do it. And so it - it kind of controls you in what you do. And that's probably - it's a good thing. Because I would have probably gotten into some scrapes or things and done some things that I shouldn't have done had I not had it.

Patterson retired as Sergeant Major of the Army.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

‘Is Meghan Markle's Rise Part of the Clintons' Plan to Outsmart Team Obama as Biden Loses Grip?’

Several headlines pop into mind. ‘Kind of late for an April Fool’s story.’ ‘Do these writers think we are that stupid?’ ‘Is this the best the Democratic Party can do?’

Here is the lead paragraph:

“Meghan Markle’s 2024 US election odds have been boosted by a new Democracy Institute poll showing that the Duchess of Sussex is one of the preferred candidates. The poll's results reflect a complicated political game within the Democratic Party, involving the Bidens, the Obamas, and the Clintons, according to the Democracy Institute's director.

Here is the rest of the story:

‘Insufferable toads’ leading Democratic Party charge

WARNING: Might hurt somebody’s feelings.

By Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall

Have you noticed the absolute freakshow quality of the people who want to keep us in chains? Perhaps it’s one thing to be repressed by people who are at least nominally badass, like Romans or Mongols. But these geebos who make up the Democrat Party’s loudmouth wing? The sexually hopeless toads outraged because other people who might someday know the loving touch of another human can’t whack their babies? No. Not only does their tyranny fail the freedom test, it fails the aesthetic test.

We simply cannot allow ourselves to be serfs toiling in the fields of a bunch of people who, in any just and sane society, would spend their lives living in fear of getting wedgies for being so bizarre.

Look, I’m not saying that our society should bring back bullying nerds. I am simply observing that when nerds were busy trying to avoid swirlies in the boys’ room, they did not have the time to devote to getting their groomer allies access to Kindergarteners. If Melvins and Pointdexters living in fear is the price of little kids not getting chatted up by pedo-adjacent strange-os, I say that’s a bargain.

All leftists are insufferable, but this current crop is insufferable in many diverse ways. It’s not just the ones who defile or mutilate themselves to get their parents’ attention. It also includes ones that don’t tatt up, who appear normal until they open up their kale holes. Think Nina Jankowicz. On the surface, she looks like any other childless, middle-aged Chardonnay-guzzler who is pushing 40 but has failed thus far to earn the love of a man. But when she starts talking, yikes. And just look at the antics of that fascist disinformation girl. She sings show tunes. She’s into Harry Potter – non-threatening sensitive and magical boys are sooooo dreamy. She’s also eager to shove you into a train car headed to a gulag, and as it pulls away from the station she’ll be shouting at you ruffians to use your inside voices.

That’s right – the mediocre girl who played the lead in your high school’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” – which you skipped to go pound Buds with your pals like normal people – is the harbinger of tyranny.

Ugh, that’s so sad. Tyranny is intolerable even if you are facing a worthy foe. But tyranny by this kind of over-credentialed, shame-free dork? No way. Never.

And that’s true of the rest of the salty commie crew. Pierced beings with blue hair. Fat-positive behemoths in spandex. Daddy-issue goofs of all genders who can’t do a push up. If we are going to lose our country and our freedom, it can’t be to this gallery of goblins. At least with proper enemies – like, say, the Hessians – you could get some satisfaction shoving a bayonet into their guts. With these weebles, you fail to call them by their bespoke pronouns and they collapse into a sobbing heap. Where’s the challenge?

We simply cannot lose to these people. It’s undignified.

And it’s unnecessary. The only way they win is if we let them win. They can’t take a punch, and the whole caste of them – which probably numbers a couple million across the country – collectively probably has access to about as many guns as the average Trump voter. The only threat they pose is to fetuses, and pretty soon only in Moloch-friendly states like Cali and New York. They talk big about revolutions and insurrections, but they have neither the cold steel or the upper body strength to pull it off.

What are they going to do – pester us into submission? Yes, that’s actually their plan. They really think that if they call us “racist” enough, if they moan enough about patriarchy, if they bleat enough about how us saying what we think is “unsafe” we will simply give up. And they have a point – a lot of those from the Miracle Whip faction of the GOP have prioritized politeness over freedom and tried to treat this coterie of creeps with respect. 

But here’s the thing. These weirdos have not earned our respect. Instead, they leveraged our courtesy and tolerance, often amplified for the fact that we feel sorry for these failed humans, against us to neutralize our resistance. “Oh no, don’t point out how that show tunes girl is a ridiculous adolescent fetishizing children’s books and singing kiddie songs in her affected drama geek voice.” No, we’re supposed to pretend that she’s not a joke, and that we should take seriously her insights into how it’s dangerous to allow us the free speech rights God invested us with upon our creation.

Link at Never Yet Melted