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Friday, March 5, 2021

Horton Hears a...Racist?

 


Friends, just when you thought the Dems and their beloved cancel culture had hit rock bottom, they always find new ways to plumb the depths.  Case in point: their recent inquisition against Dr. Seuss.  Now, I have no idea whether any of Seuss's books really do contain "racist" content, and I couldn't care less, because, well, that would be a good reason to read them critically to children, but not a very good reason to erase them from public memory and blast every known copy into space.  Are we honestly so fragile these days that any speech, any form of entertainment, any book or article, that contains a word or a phrase to which someone (on the Left) takes offense must be eliminated?  Good grief!  Kudos, therefore, to the New York Public Library, which is taking a stand for free speech and simple sanity.  We need more Americans to do the same!


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/04/dr-suess-books-to-remain-on-shelves-at-new-york-public-library-we-dont-censor-books/

 

Speaking of free expression, it's heartening to see the great State of Texas get on board with efforts to rein in Big Tech.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/03/05/texas-gov-greg-abbott-announces-bill-prohibiting-social-media-censorship/ 

 

Apropos of my post last night, there's a new poll that bunches Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, and Ted Cruz at the top of the heap of potential GOP presidential candidates in 2024, should our beloved leader and demi-god DJT decide not to run.  This is interesting, because these results vary significantly from the CPAC straw poll.  They also indicate that the more establishment-oriented and evangelical Mike Pence still enjoys considerable support, as does Ted Cruz, the unofficial Mayor of Cancun.  I guess what all this means is...it's a wide open race.

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/ron-desantis-mike-pence-2024-florida/2021/03/05/id/1012619/ 


As predicted, our border crisis, which the Biden administration insists isn't a crisis, continues to escalate.  One has to wonder whether the Dems are even alarmed, or whether this was part of their plan all along.  Maybe eternal Dem rule really is as simple as: 1) encourage tens of millions of the Earth's poor to come hang out in America, and 2) pass H.R. 1, federalizing elections and making it impossible to detect whether a would-be voter is eligible or not, thus facilitating non-citizen voting.  It's a bold gambit, but when you control the media and reality is, for leftists, a choose-your-own-adventure story anyway, it might just work!


https://nypost.com/2021/03/04/the-new-border-chaos-a-crisis-of-bidens-own-making/

 

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/03/04/report-biden-transforming-ice-detention-facilities-into-rapid-processing-centers/ 

 

President Trump is reacting to the "tsunami" of "refugees" at the border with a statement strongly critical of the Biden administration's policies:

 

https://twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1367909498858377217/photo/1 


Now, you might argue that failure to respond adequately to a crisis is a betrayal of the American people.  Okay.  You might also argue that overreaction to a crisis, or the exploitation of a crisis, is ALSO a betrayal of the public.  Well, the sad truth is that the advocates of big government have used almost every crisis over the last 500 years to move the dial a little bit (and sometimes a lot) in the direction of more centralized, bureaucratic power and more governmental spending.  The COVID pandemic is no exception, and the spending, rest assured, will outlast the virus -- as will the associated debts!


https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/03/05/everythings_coming_up_covid_for_public_spending__even_as_virus_fades_766758.html

 

Have you heard about how forward-looking the Chinese are when it comes to "green energy"?  Boy, we could learn a lot from them, right?  NOT!  The Chinese are the biggest blights to the environment going, and they show no sign of cleaning up their act.  Propaganda to the contrary is just that -- propaganda.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/03/04/report-china-was-only-major-economic-power-increase-pollution-2020/ 

 

People are starting to scratch their heads and wonder why, oh why, is Joe Biden hiding from the voters and even from the (thoroughly domesticated and obedient) press corps?  There's evidence that his poll numbers are starting to slip, as the honeymoon period winds down and criticism inevitably begins to mount.  Is there something grievously wrong with Biden that makes releasing him into the wild too risky?  Your guess is as good as mine...


https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/541580-why-is-joe-biden-dodging-the-public-and-the-press

 

I'm not sure if you heard, but there was supposed to be another insurrection yesterday, a coup d'├ętat of QAnon supporters and rabid Trumpers.  The streets of Washington, D.C. were sure to run red with blood.  So how did that turn out?  Can anyone tell me?  I'm curious.


https://thepostmillennial.com/reported-march-4th-threat-to-the-capitol-turned-out-to-be-a-dud

 

Finally, the Donald is up to his old tricks, slamming RINOs, the Wall Street Journal, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP establishment in Georgia.  In many cases, he makes fair points about his enemies, but one has to wonder how often Republicans can violate Ronald Reagan's hallowed 11th Commandment -- "Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Any Fellow Republican" -- and prosper politically.  Much of this angst is natural after the loss of a close election, but let's hope that GOP luminaries can let bygones be bygones by Fall 2022.  That would be in their, and the country's, best interests.

 

https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/04/trump-wall-street-journal-georgia-republicans-mitch-mcconnell-statement/ 

16 comments:

  1. I have seen a few articles recently here and there where The Left (Democrats) are accusing The Right (Republicans) of rigging the elections in 2022 and 2024. Say, you know what? That's a damn good idea!

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  2. Well, if Joe leaves, then Kamala becomes President, and she gets to pick her own VP, that is of course if the Democrat National Communists don't pick one for her. Sorry, I meant Democrat National Committee of course. Forgive me for this ideological slip! Forgive me!

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  3. Dr. Waddy from Jack: As a veteran of the ideological pressure cooker of the library profession ESPECIALLY in New York State, I have reservations about the NYC Public Library's exculpatory declaration of noncompliance with the frantic anti Dr.Suess campaign. OK, for now they may refrain from removing his fiendishly subversive works from "the shelves". But all librarians know there are inherent in standard library practices ample means of enacting surreptitious "censorship". EG:

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  4. Dr. Waddy from Jack: EG: Reference and Readers Advisory; "Oh do you really want to read that stuff?" Believe me, it happens, I saw it!

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  5. Dr. Waddy from Jack: EG again: Acquisitions librarians often " censor" by not selecting or by nixing the selection by colleagues, of works of which they do not approve. I suspect the staff of NYPL and its branches is quite assertive in its disapproval of a wide range of viewpoints it hopes inimical to its setting.

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  6. Dr.Waddy from Jack: EG again: All libraries do periodic or regular "weeding"of their collections. An often used standard is how often the item has been used. But this could be adapted to other, ideological standards. Is the NYPL enforcing principles of ideological neutrality throughout? Maybe, but its a hell of a taek given its setting.

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  7. Dr. Waddy from Jack: What does NYPL's collection show of its impartiality in such controversial subjects as pro life and pro choice or "gun control".I have my doubts. The library profession is completely captured by the left. It exercises the customary sanctions against any who dissent. That is why I never joined any of the "profession's " organizations.It is reasonable to expect that any large library administration in NY state has been shamefully compromised!

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  8. Dr.Waddy from Jack:The American left and its MSM shills are determined to keep Jan. 6 on the front page by any means necessary.They hope that thereby the convictions of conservative America will come to be synonymous with terrorism for the faction of our polity tragically influenced by them.

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  9. Dr. Waddy from Jack: But gee, the left has enshrined in its pantheon one who apparently publicly gloated about bombing the Capitol in the Vietnam era. Why you would think them today veritably tormented with patriotic outrage over the latest assault on the Capitol. Are they perhaps politically selective in this concern? Might they have other motives, hmmm?

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  10. Dr. Waddy from Jack: The assault on Dr. Suess is but the latest in the American left campaign to turn us all into convinced or intimidated ideological automatons. It does have its comic aspects! What's next? Traditional Disney? Yes, Donald Duck's impaired speech promotes, nay, urges spiritually annihilating mockery of those so burdened in real life. Not only does it embody this present anathema but it surely was the intention of its originator, the slyly evil Disney himself!

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  11. Ray, I'm beginning to come around to your view: if cheating is the name of the game in 21st century American politics, then we had better become experts at cheating! I suggest: 1) Stop counting Republican votes so damn fast, i.e. don't give the Dems a baseline to work with. 2) All of us patriots should register to vote in swing states. I mean, I may have left my heart in San Francisco, but my spleen is in Georgia, and my pituitary gland is in Michigan. Surely I should get to vote in all of the above, right? 3) Let's get busy IDENTIFYING Dem voters who are non-citizens, below 18, or otherwise ineligible to vote. If election authorities won't catch these malefactors, let's do it for them.

    Ray, you jest, but Biden is not exactly taking the bull by the horns as Prez. There's reason to believe his mental decline may be accelerating. Kam Kam may be at the helm sooner rather than later. I hope not, but I'm just reading the tea leaves here.

    Jack, I'm sure the NY Public Library is horrifyingly "woke" in most respects. No doubt its acquisitions department is a train wreck, in an ideological and literary sense. Still, these days it takes real courage to let unpopular speech remain on the shelves.

    Jack, yes -- the Left wants to prattle on about January 6th from here to eternity, BUT the more they predict chaos and bloodshed on specific dates, and end up with nothing to show for it, the lower their credibility will sink. Plus, the "trials" of the "insurrectionists" will be farcical in the extreme. I think America's outrage has cooled a great deal. Saner heads are prevailing.

    Jack, you have a point about Donald Duck. The speech impediment is bad enough, but the implicit denigration of ducks in general is abhorrent. These Mallard-Americans have been oppressed long enough! I won't rest until they get their own museum on the Smithsonian Mall.

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  12. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Here is what I think the Chinese would like to say to us

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  13. further from Jack: "You in the West achieved prosperity wnd the human well being through i dustrialzation at much the same time you were savaging China. Now that we gained an increasingly beneficial economy you want US to give up the means you yourselves employed. Fugged about it already!

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  14. further from Jack" Maybe you in the West ought to be a bit wiser than to allow yourselves to be morally intimidated by Marxist dreamers and their arbitrary pronunciamentos. We Chinese have some doleful experience with that, you know. We are from ,so you might say, your Missouri when it comes to ostensibly human generated global warming.

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  15. I agree, Jack, insofar as the Chinese have every right to pursue industrialization and a modern, middle class way of life. Absolutely they do. However, one can't escape the logical consequences: the natural environment will be strained, and carbon emissions will rise. Mathematically, the Chinese are MORE responsible for the problem of climate change now than we are...and yet the environmental movement suggests otherwise. Let's just apportion the blame, and the pain of remediation, fairly.

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