Friends, I'm sure we can all agree that communism was terrific and had basically no downsides. Case in point: the majestic/hideous "Palace of Parliament" built by communist Romania's kindly dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu, although tragically he was shot by "pro-democracy" rebels on Christmas Day, 1989, and never got to see it completed.
The sad fate of Romania's workers' paradise is one of our topics on this week's Newsmaker Show, and, in the rest of our This Day in History segment, we also cover the (rhetorical) formation of the "United Nations" in 1941, plus the subway killings attributed to (or blamed on, depending on your politics) Bernie Goetz, way back in 1984.
In our segment on current events, Brian and I hit all the high points: Joe Manchin's decision to plunge a dagger through the heart of the "Build Back Better" charade, DJT's plan to hold an (irascible?) news conference on the anniversary of the January 6th "insurrection", the politics of Trumpism and the COVID vaccines, Kyle Rittenhouse's legal options, the perils of inflation, the even greater perils of Dr. Fauci, and the future of the pandemic.
Holy moly! Who could resist an action-packed show like that?
Santa says: listen to the Newsmaker Show, or receive a lifetime ban from Santa's Village!
In other news, here's an interesting article written from a left-of-center perspective that forecasts that, slapped down in their ambitions to transform America legislatively, the Dems may go even further to the left, and may become even more unhinged. I tend to agree!
And here's yet another anti-SCOTUS article emanating from leftist circles. It advises Congress to constrain SCOTUS's power, which of course becomes less likely by the day, as the Dems lose their grip on the House and the Senate. That leaves only the executive branch to "stand up to" the high court. And someday soon it may!
In COVID news, here are two articles indicating that omicron doesn't run rampant forever, and when it does infect people it is far less likely to send them to hospital and/or the morgue. This is, in short, very good news...not that the MSM will spin it that way (unless Biden's poll numbers demand a change in course).
Meanwhile, the Church of England's pope-lite, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is advocating vaccination and decrying anti-vaxxers as sinners and as un-Christian. This is, of course, part of the Anglican Communion's long-range plan to ensure that absolutely no one attends their services ever. They're well on their way!
And it looks like Pfizer's miracle anti-COVID pill will be coming soon to a pharmacy near you. I wonder: will anti-vaxxers also take against this COVID treatment, or will they embrace it as a brilliant end run of the vaccines? We shall see.
Finally, our old friend Elon Musk, Time's Man of the Year, is showing off his penchant for free-thinking once again. This time he's denigrating CNN, the official news agency of leftists everywhere. This guy's got moxie, people!