Archive | January 28, 2021

America, It’s Time for ‘Unity’—or Else

WRITTEN BY: GERALD BAKER
The Wall Street Journal

 

If you were an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter, are you ready to enter a re-education program?

 

Can you feel the unity?

Have you come together to bind the nation’s wounds?

Have you renounced your white privilege? Your unconscious bias probably hasn’t been eradicated in the last week, so it will need attention. But don’t worry. If you work in the federal government, you’ll soon have the opportunity—sorry, obligation—to get that fixed with a series of bias-elimination sessions. If you work for a large company, you’ve probably already watched the videos, so you’ve no excuses for continuing not to recognize that America’s foundational malignity is all your fault.

If you’re a woman, have you shared a restroom with some strapping-looking figure you’re sure used to be a man but now says she’s all female? I hope your high-school daughters are doing their part to unify the country by ceding whatever hope of athletic success they had to the new class of 6-foot-tall girls with bulbous triceps.

In the service of national unity, you should by now have agreed to welcome a new influx of illegal aliens into your community. Better yet, perhaps you’re an immigrant who’s been through the costly, protracted process to become an American citizen and are looking forward to welcoming those who opted to take the less “documented” route.

If you work in fossil fuels—maybe you’re employed on the Keystone XL pipeline—aren’t you grateful that your imminent joblessness is bringing the country together?

If you were an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter, are you ready to enter a re-education program? You may not realize that your reprogramming is essential to the preservation of democracy, but after attendance at a series of camps led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a team of journalists from the Washington Post, you’ll once again be able to contribute—civilly—to political discourse.

If you expressed doubt online about the reliability of the presidential election result, your contribution to bringing the nation together might be an interview with a pair of nice federal agents.

As a commentator on a conservative platform, I’m ready to do my part for national harmony by being de-platformed by technology companies the next time I step out of line. But if you’re that rare thing, a conservative in academia, you might want to make sure your barista skills are up to snuff, though you probably won’t be welcome in any of the  Starbucks in Cambridge or Ann Arbor—or anywhere else.

After four years of hateful, divisive leadership that stoked raging enmities and fueled murderous bigotries, I hope you’re feeling the soothing balm of comity as it pours forth from executive orders, presidential declarations and the various ministries of truth that used to be news organizations.

In President Biden’s inaugural address—which in its composition and significance was reminiscent of Lincoln’s second inaugural, Pericles ’ funeral oration and the Sermon on the Mount—he emphasized that the path to national unity lies not only through our acquiescence to the Democrats’ agenda, but in a renewed communal asseveration of the truth.

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THE SPHINX—CAT’S PAW

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This is wonderful.  The R’s should take every Executive Order to the Supremes.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/01/26/judge-slaps-down-bidens-deportation-freeze-n2583742

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Trump lets police rest at his hotel.

https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-law-enforcement-lounge-in-trump-hotel-while-national-guard-forced-to-sleep-in-parking-garages-after-inauguration

Biden rolls back more Trump policies.

https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-announces-rollback-of-all-jobs-created-by-trump

https://redstate.com/

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The Olympics are on again.  If the Summer Games could be held in raw sewage in Rio, surely a virus is no problem.  Don’t call me Shirley.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/24/report-elite-athletes-to-get-coronavirus-vaccinations-to-save-tokyo-olympics/

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/03/what-happens-when-theres-sewage-in-the-water/476013/

More lies are coming.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2021/01/26/rep-crenshaw-the-biden-admin-is-trying-to-trick-you-with-vaccine-statistics-n2583688

https://www.newsmax.com/

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The Dumb Editor:  What does Cat’s Paw mean, LL ?

History Cat:  That’s when someone uses someone else to do something, like being a dupe.  As our loyal readers know only Democrats are lower on the Cat Despised Chart than monkeys.  The Cat’s Paw story originated with monkeys.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%27s-paw

https://www.nursery-rhymes-fun.com/themonkeyandthecat.html

http://read.gov/aesop/076.html

Every time I see Joe and Doctor Jill, I think of two monkeys picking lice off each other.  Don’t let any political party or msm use you as a cat’s paw.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/21/feds-bust-monkey-whisperer-for-allegedly-selling-primates/

That is an opening for my second topic–Bodega.  In New York City, despite all attempts to make them sound fashionable they remain small-rat infested-death traps.  You will be robbed or killed.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bodega

https://nypost.com/2021/01/22/thieves-punch-bodega-worker-steal-10-and-vape-products-video/

There are two ways to have a safe bodega, have this employee or a cat.  Sometimes you have to act like a man.

https://tolleystopics.com/2020/08/28/cashier-of-the-year/#comments

https://www.welcome2thebronx.com/2016/10/28/do-not-come-for-our-bodega-cats-a-brief-history-of-a-symbiotic-relationship/

Cats also protected the grain in storage when Joseph saved Egypt. This Chip Chip is for our new readers.

https://redstate.com/wag/2020/07/05/chip-chip-preaches-about-joseph-n245220

TDE:  With all the shootings, stabbings, burned buildings, rapes, robberies, riots, carjackings, and some major crimes is there anywhere in NYC to go, HC ?

Mickey D’s Cat:  The politicians have armed security to protect them, their families, friends, relatives, school friends, and pets.  If you want to be safe go to McDonald’s.  This is one of our favorite old videos.  Amigo sold a thousand rebars to our loyal readers.

https://gothamist.com/food/video-mcdonalds-cashier-beats-customers-with-metal-rod

https://www.harrissupplysolutions.com/steel-rebar-sizes-stock.html

https://postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibition/the-black-experience/folklore-john-henry

https://genius.com/Pete-seeger-john-henry-lyrics

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Messier 66 Close Up
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & Copyright: Leo Shatz

Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy Messier 66 lies a mere 35 million light-years away. The gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across, similar in size to the Milky Way. This reprocessed Hubble Space Telescope close-up view spans a region about 30,000 light-years wide around the galactic core. It shows the galaxy’s disk dramatically inclined to our line-of-sight. Surrounding its bright core, the likely home of a supermassive black hole, obscuring dust lanes and young, blue star clusters sweep along spiral arms dotted with the tell-tale glow of pinksh star forming regions. Messier 66, also known as NGC 3627, is the brightest of the three galaxies in the gravitationaly interacting Leo Triplet.

Tomorrow’s picture: North America from North America