Do you have “I can’t even” days? Given my commitment to staying in touch with developments so I can blather about them here, I have a lot of them. Usually I keep them to myself, but today I…can’t even.
To the strong of stomach: Feel free to read on. To others: Perhaps it’s a good day to surf straight over to Sunny Skyz and not look back.
1. Political Dynamics and Psychopathology.
This article by Julian Conradson bridges the gap between “you’re not alone” and “you’re BLEEP!ing crazy:”
National pollster Richard Baris, colloquially known as “the People’s Pundit,” is calling attention to a massive issue that plagues Republican governance in the United States – GOP voters despise the elected officials who are elevated to office, and vice versa.
This unfortunate situation is reflected in recent polling data, according to Baris, which shows GOP leaders, like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, having critically low favorability among Republican voters. McConnell’s approval rating, specifically, is in the toilet, with just 9.7% of Republicans having a “very favorable” opinion of him. Astoundingly, the number is just two points higher than with Democrats, who checked in at 7.6% “very favorable….
To make matters worse, as Republican leaders justify the vitriol against them by constantly selling out to the liberal establishment, Liberals actually like and support the elected officials they choose because they feel represented, which gives Democrats a massive advantage at the polls while the Republicans are busy stabbing their voters in the back.
Yet we in the Right continue to vote for GOP nominees in the hope that “this time it will be different.” What was it Einstein said about insanity?
2. But Wait: There’s More!
We’re all familiar by now with the Left’s caterwauling over Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and his public commitment to freedom of speech. Facebook, Twitter, and Google did terrible damage to the 2020 election, as has been revealed. But what ought to receive even more attention was the collaboration of prominent Republicans with the Left’s effort to prevent Trump from gaining the White House in 2016. In case you can’t remember, have a few links:
The Republican Establishment – its strategists, major donors, and most prominent elected officials – were appalled by Donald Trump. They refused to vote for their party’s nominee. So in 2016, the Establishments of both parties were aligned with Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, spiting the GOP primary voters who compelled the party to nominate him.
How do you think those folks treated the 2020 election? Were they in on the steal? If not, did they know about it and quietly accept it? Hey, that outsider got past the fences once. The way he’s been showing us up, we can’t let him have a second term!
Partisanry is just another kind of joinerism – and joinerism is madness.
3. A Reminder.
The masks are off. The Establishment now feels safe about letting us all know what it’s doing – to “protect us from ourselves,” of course. At least, it did until Elon Musk purchased Twitter. This article should stir a few memories:
Of all the hysterical leftist reactions to Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter on Monday, MSNBC host Ari Melber’s was easily the most revealing.
“If you own all of Twitter or Facebook or what have you, you don’t have to explain yourself,” he gravely intoned during his show Monday evening. “You don’t even have to be transparent. You could secretly ban one party’s candidate or all of its candidates, all of its nominees, or you could just secretly turn down the reach of their stuff and turn up the reach of something else, and the rest of us might not even find out about it ‘til after the election.”
You don’t say. This was in fact the way the left used social media to win the 2020 presidential election. They even admitted it openly in a stunning yet largely forgotten February 2021 article in Time magazine entitled “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign that Saved the 2020 Election.”
Please read the article in its entirety. It’s my fervent hope that someday, the skullduggery it chronicles will be regarded as synonymous with shamelessness.
[A quick aside about the last sentence in the citation: In my role as the Web’s official Grammar Nazi, I must point out that entitled means “deserving of.” It does not mean “this is the name of the thing.” The correct word is titled. Take note.]
4. If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going…
Yes, this actually happened today. During her press briefing Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House doesn’t want to “define what success in Ukraine looks like,” but demands U.S. taxpayers to give them another $33 billion toward it.
A few moments later Psaki admits the money will be spent subsidizing not only Ukraine, but NATO allies who are suffering the results of inflation.
Psaki stated the Biden demand for more money “is not all for Ukraine, it’s also for some of our Eastern European partners and others to help support them during this time as well.” Wait, now we are paying to subsidize the economy of EU countries while our own economy is contracting?
“Sundance” at The Last Refuge is one of my heroes. The man is relentless about covering the developments of the day. His is another article to read in its entirety – and do watch the embedded video. After taking some Xanax or Paxil, that is.
5. Oh No! The Aborigines Are Offended!
The satellites we rely on for communication are offensive to aboriginal belief systems. The moonbats at Phys.org sound the alarm:
Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples worldwide have observed, tracked and memorized all the visible objects in the night sky.
This ancient star knowledge was meticulously ingrained with practical knowledge of the land, sky, waters, community and the Dreaming—and passed down through generations.
One of the most well-known and celebrated Aboriginal constellations is the Emu in the Sky, which appears in the southern sky early in the year. It is an example of a dark constellation, which means it’s characterized by particularly dark patches in the sky, rather than stars.
Conversely, space technology companies such as Starlink are increasingly competing to dominate the skies, and potentially change them forever.
By a remarkable coincidence, Starlink is run by SpaceX, which in turn is run by Elon Musk, who recently became a thought criminal by promising to bring free speech and transparency to Twitter. No doubt Musk has committed many more offenses against the marginalized that the media will expose in the coming months.
Whether anything will come of this is unclear, but that Phys.org, once a reliable journal of developments in the physical sciences, should even take note of the abos’ whining about their “Emu in the Sky” is bizarre. Apparently, there’s at least some SJW / snowflake representation on Phys.org’s editorial board.
Dave puts the proper coloration to this in his closing paragraph:
Christians are relentlessly mocked for their faith. But savage beliefs are catered to obsequiously. Expect liberal authorities to signal their virtue by imposing an indigenous religion preservation tax on satellites.
6. A Quick Reminder About Political Amorality.
The late Lyndon B. Johnson, once the president of these United States, was staunchly against the Negro “civil rights” movement as a U.S. Senator. Apparently that served him well enough in attaining a Senate seat. However, when he was president, the political winds shifted, and he shifted with them:
That’s Democrats for you. Actually, that’s politicians for you. Anything for votes.
“These are my principles, and if you don’t like them, I have others.” – Groucho Marx
Now do you see why I can’t even, Gentle Reader?