Friends, many of you will echo my condolences to the family of legendary actress Betty White, who died today. As a fan of the Golden Girls, I enjoyed White's acting talents immensely. "They don't make 'em like her anymore" is the stock phrase one would expect to hear on occasions like these. In this case, the axiom fits. White was entertaining, personally pleasant, and never hectored the American people once. She will be missed!
In other news, here's more evidence that the lefties have gone bonkers. The cause? Trump Derangement Syndrome, aggravated by acute January 6th anxiety attacks. This guy argues (with a straight face) that the events of January 6th, and the related threat to "American democracy", are, in combination, the biggest news story of the post-World War II era. No hyperbole there!
We've chronicled the many ways in which the political, cultural, and economic establishment interfered in the 2020 election to ensure that Joe Biden would "win" it, but here's a new wrinkle: the FBI may well have concocted a plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and sprung these revelations on the American people weeks before the election, as a sort of donation-in-kind to the Biden-Harris campaign. Shocked? You shouldn't be. Trump haters thrive at the highest levels of federal law enforcement.
I see more and more stories like this one, which claim that Hispanics are tilting decisively towards the GOP. Would I like to believe them? You bet! It's not easy, though. Non-whites have shown a stubborn allegiance to the Democratic Party and to the Left. My guess is that Republican gains with Hispanics in 2022 and 2024 will be more marginal than massive...but that could still contribute to solid GOP victories, and that's where the rubber meets the road.
AOC is claiming that we conservatives only criticize her because of our "deranged sexual frustrations". Interesting! Is my conservatism rooted in deep-seated sexual perversion? Sure. But I like to think I'm unique among conservatives. Maybe I've been kidding myself all these years? Yikes!
January 6th is going to be one fascinating day! The Dems will mark it with vigils aplenty, reflecting on how close we came to fascism, mass murder, universal armageddon, etc. Trump will mark it with a press conference in which he doubles down on all his (dubious?) claims about the 2020 election and gives the Washington press corps the middle finger. Sounds like I should hit "record" on my VCR!
How should scarce anti-COVID treatments be parceled out? According to race and ethnicity, of course, since "systemic racism" is a major risk factor for...well, every disease you can think of. The growing racialization of American health care ought to scare the hell out of us!
And finally, in news affecting the young, did you know that abortion is, globally, the leading cause of death? I sure didn't! I mean, I knew that abortion was widespread, but its demographic impact and its moral gravity are greater than I ever would have guessed. And, in a related story, 400,000 "anchor babies" are born to non-U.S. mothers, giving birth in the U.S., every year. That's a high number, especially when one considers that people authorized to live in the U.S. -- citizens, for instance -- have so few babies to begin with. And, as we now know, that's partly because they'd much rather have abortions! What a world. What a country.