Thursday, June 4, 2020

The End

The decision I’ve made today has been a long time coming. I started blogging back in 2008 thinking my words combined with clever Photoshops™, political cartoons, a blogroll of fellow conservatives in the blogosphere and funny videos as a change of pace for my readers would somehow make a difference in a sick and twisted world.

It has not.

I have been at this labor of love for twelve years.  I’ve made a lot of friends along the way.  They were a support system that was invaluable to me and I can never thank them enough for their guidance and counsel.

The world is burning all around us.  Just when I thought things in this country were actually starting to turn around after the disastrous eight years of the Obama Administration, I learned along with you all that the Deep State in all it’s ugly forms cannot be rooted out.

Crazies are running the world. America is burning.  The lawless have seized control of our streets.  The pandemic that gripped our nation months ago seems to matter no more.

I’m tired of fighting what to me appears to be a losing battle.  I always knew this humble little blog was never going to make a big splash in the ether.  All I wanted out of it was to speak on subjects that mattered to you and me.

I’ve said it all in many ways again and again and again.  Nothing changes. Nothing.

I want to thank all our readers and Proof who consented years ago to co-blog here whenever I took a few weeks off to visit a long-time friend.

I have never been a quitter; but this time—this moment in time—has me disillusioned. The mainstream media and partisan interests who profit from undermining American culture have sucked the life out of this blog.

I wish all of you the very best. I thank you for visiting here from time to time.  There are many conservative websites that trudge through the bullshit to give you the news you seek. It’s been a good run, but the run is over.

I will still be online and hope you will follow me on Twitter at this link.

Be well. Stay free. And God bless you all.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

When I was a kid “The Server Is Down” meant your waitress was depressed.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Seems Like Today Is Not Suited For Satire

Saturdays are usually reserved for satire here on this lowly little blog. I’ve been up during the wee hours of the morning watching what can only be deigned insanity.

Throughout our nation, in cities large and small, the aggrieved have been spurred on by lawless Antifa thugs to riot and vandalize our communities and threaten the safety and security of its citizens because of a cop gone bad in Minneapolis.

Around midnight the Secret Service had to put the White House in lockdown and don riot gear to deal with the protesters who had converged at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The manner in which the Secret Service dispersed the protesters can only be described as righteous and swift.  A stark contrast to the way the incompetent leaders of Minneapolis and Atlanta approached the rioters.

Vandals outside of the Atlanta headquarters of CNN spray painted graffiti on the networks' logo and broke lobby windows. Others outside lobbed water bottles, rocks and flash bangs according some sources while CNN employees watched in fear from inside the building. Several police cars had windows broken and a few were set on fire.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Free And Diverse Speech Online

President Trump traveled to Cape Canaveral for the historic launching of two American astronauts from American soil in an America rocket for the first time in nearly a decade.  NASA and SpaceX had to postpone the launch due to inclement weather.

On the return flight to Washington, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced to reporters while on Air Force One that the President plans to sign an executive order today aimed at social media companies that stifle, even censor conservative voices on their platform.

The President and his supporters were outraged when Twitter labeled a pair of his tweets about mail-in ballots with a fact-checking notice for the first time on Tuesday.  He pledged then that “big action” would follow.

The EO seeks to target the online industry's prized liability shield over user-generated content, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The 1996 law broadly protects websites from lawsuits over what their users post, and for taking good-faith efforts to curb illicit material.

Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) wrote in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday the company's “decision to editorialize regarding the content of political speech raises questions about why Twitter should continue receiving special status and special immunity from publisher liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. "And he later teased on social media plans for a separate proposal to "end these special government giveaways."

"If Twitter wants to editorialize and comment on users’ posts, it should be divested of its special status under federal law (Section 230) and forced to play by same rules as all other publishers. Fair is fair," Hawley tweeted.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New York Times Publishes Names of People Who Died of COVID-19 on Entire Front Page

Saved themselves the embarrassment of filling the front page with stories they'd have to retract in a day or two, I guess!

At the risk of being accused of "whataboutism", I don't recall the NYT filling the front page of their Sunday paper with the names of H1N1 victims? But it reminded me of something else, towards the end of the Bush Administration. The NYT published the names of all the soldiers who had died in Bush's war! It was a terrible thing, the media decried!~ All those soldiers' lives lost! Nightline did a special edition of nothing but Ted Koppel reading the names of those who had died in Iraq.
"Ted Koppel solemnly read aloud the names of 721 U.S. servicemen and women killed in the Iraq war during an unusual edition of "Nightline" Friday. Koppel's recitation - illustrated with corresponding photo, military branch, rank and age of each of the fallen since March 19, 2003 - occupied the expanded 40-minute program. There was no music, no graphic flourishes. Name followed name, photo followed photo..."
Doonesbury in the "funny papers", printed the list of soldiers killed in the Iraqi war. The "anti-war" movement was flourishing. Cindy Shehan camped outside of Bush's ranch in Texas. The media declared the ultimate right of a woman who had lost a son to combat to protest the war! These anti-war types were the genuine article! And really, really concerned about this...

...up until 2009. A new president...a Democrat president was inaugurated, and like the morning mists burned away by the blazing noonday sun...the anti-war liberals all disappeared! Well, Cindy Sheehan tried to extend her 15 minutes of fame by running for office in California, but no one wanted to interview her anymore, and her brief candidacy was swept away by a tsunami of apathy towards the plight of the U.S. soldier.

Obama ramped up activity in Afghanistan, yet saddled the military with near impossible Rules of Engagement, and the casualty count in Afghanistan started to rise precipitously. All with nary a peep from the anti-war Left. It was as if, liberals used the deaths of Americans to try to score points against their political opponents, but as a rule, just didn't give a damn otherwise!

It appears that the exact same thing is happening here. If somehow Trump can be associated with all these deaths, the liberals hope to score points in November. The "Paper of Record" never ran a front page of H1N1 deaths, or mounting casualties in Afghanistan or calling them "grim milestones" because a liberal was in office. Wouldn't want to embarrass him, don'tcha know?

But "Trump is Hitler", so all's fair!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

A teacher asked her students to tell the class what their dads did for work. Little Johnny said, “My dad is a gay escort who dates men for money.”

After class, the teacher asked, “Is your dad really an escort? Johnny said, “No he’s a CNN reporter, but I was too embarrassed to say it.”

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday Satire: Plantation Joe Edition

I firmly believe we witnessed a seismic shift in the political landscape yesterday following the online interview between Charlamagne Tha God and former Vice President Joe Biden on The Breakfast Club.

It was towards the end of the interview that Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The backlash was immediate.

Symone Sanders, Biden’s campaign adviser, defended Biden stressing, “The comments made at the end of The Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying:  he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period.”

If you listen to the interview, you will hear a Biden staffer interrupt the radio host attempting to cut short the interview saying, “That’s really our time, I apologize.”

Charlamagne declared, “You can’t do that to black media.”  He then added, “Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden. It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”

That was the moment Biden committed the unforgiveable sin. “You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The firestorm raged for hours.

At 3:32 PM, CBS reporter Ed O'Keefe tweeted that Biden had apologized on a call of black business leaders with the US Black Chambers (USBC): "I should not have been so cavalier. I've never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background."

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan once said, “Blacks are like mannequins in the shopping mall of democracy.”

You and I might not agree with that statement, but when Joe Biden has a terminal case of absurd verbal diarrhea, is it any wonder Calypso Louie has such a following.

The Breakfast Club put up a poll on Twitter and the final results are devastating for Plantation Joe: