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So true - first graders

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A matter of perspective - lies

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From Chris Lynch:

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Jamie Zawinski got lucky in the dot.com boom and now owns a music venue and pizza restaurant.
Today, he talks about using Facebook and Instagram for marketing:

Instagram: How not to do messaging
Though Facebook is really good at a few things -- being a rage amplifier; providing a clean, well-lit space for fascists; and allowing unmedicated schizophrenics to find each other and thereby elevate their delusions into national movements -- it's important to remember that they are actually stultifyingly incompetent at just about everything that comprises what most people think their business is.

Sadly, my businesses still have a presence on Facebook and Instagram because choosing not to use those services essentially means choosing not to advertise, and that's not really a stand we can afford to take during this pandemic apocalypse.

And since I still have to manage this shitshow, here's me pissing in the wind again about how terrible it is to try and actually use it.

More at the site.  HeyJamie - tell us what you really think 😁

Viral video - NWO update

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It's been about ten hours since I saw the new Tom MacDonald and Adam Calhoun video.
It has garnered another half-million views since then:

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I would call that "Sending a Message"

Great video - New World Order

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Tom MacDonald and Adam Calhoun

Been getting noticed - it was posted today and already:

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That's a lot of views in less than 24 hours.   The truth always wins out after all...

Marxism - mental disorder

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Liberalism - mental disorder

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Another classic case from Seattle of all places.  This is my surprised face...
From The Daily Wire:

EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Seattle Schools Woke Indoctrination Czar Who Married A Child Molester
Spend enough time studying the “racial equity” and “ethnic studies” programs sweeping school districts across the nation and you’ll find that they are following in the footsteps, on a several-year delay, of one of America’s most progressive cities: Seattle.

It’s worth examining, then, how all that worked out in Seattle. Despite decades of the most aggressive equity programs anyone could ask for, Seattle’s racial disparities are among the worst in the nation – and they’re getting worse, not better.

At the forefront of Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS) initiatives was Tracy Castro-Gill, until recently its director of ethnic studies, who represented herself as a fierce Chicana who overcame homelessness and was willing to take on racism no matter who she had to battle, turning schools into vehicles for social change.

Castro-Gill, it turned out, was a perennially unhappy toxic liar, one who misrepresented her background to the point that her own father compared her to Rachel Dolezal, and who was ultimately pushed out of her job for repeated misconduct. A focus on racial oppression did not create resiliency, but rather despondency, with Castro-Gill and three other racial justice leaders going on paid leave from SPS for mental health issues in 2019 alone.

As Castro-Gill used children for politics in the workplace, her personal life also raised questions about the costs that can incur. She married a convicted child molester and moved her young daughter in with him. Then, her previous ex-husband told me, she pressured her child, who had serious mental impairments, to become gender-nonbinary.

The academic achievement of Seattle’s youth plummeted as she implemented initiatives like replacing math instruction with courses on “power and oppression.” But in this world, there was no such thing as failing: Those gaps were used to justify still more jobs and efforts like hers. The following book excerpt is the never-before-told story of America’s first “woke” school system.

And this story is just getting started.  Everything about her is fake.

In a just world, she would be dosed to the gills with Thorazine or some such hypnotic and locked away in a padded cell.  Completely batty. Cray cray.  The idea that she had a kid with someone beggars the imagination.  I guess some guys are just that desperate.  Or predatory. Or mentally ill.

That will be fun to see - CNN

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They should be for sale for pretty cheap these days - ratings are in the terlit

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Heh - my serious side

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And Narrative 2.0 begins

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From The Epoch Times:

England Ends All COVID Passports, Mask Mandates, Work Restrictions
Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home requirements will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday.

Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be thrown out at the end of March as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic becomes endemic.

Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer asking people to work from home.

The COVID pass mandate for nightclubs and large events won’t be renewed when it expires on Jan. 26.

And from Thursday, indoor mask-wearing will no longer be compulsory anywhere in England.

The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear masks during class and in communal areas will also be removed from the Department for Education’s national guidance.

Roaring cheers from lawmakers could be heard in the House of Commons following Johnson’s announcements on masks.

As pockets of reality break out over the world.  Back to normal.

Virginia's new Governor

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He was talking about parent's rights to control their children's education.
The Democrats did not like this:

Not standing and applauding is a very churlish thing to do.
Democrats? This is my surprised face.

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Great comment from Chris Lynch

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Re: Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic - from Chris' substack page:

Seriously think Serbia should expel all Australian diplomats over the way Australia is handling Novak Djokovic. They should let Australia know the diplomats will be welcomed back after Australia elects a Prime Minister who isn't a petty fascist....

So true - he is a star. They are just Stalinist re-treads who never comprehended their history and who still think that communism is cool.

Big surprise there - UHaul moving

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Turns out that they publish a list of popular states by year - 2021? Texas

U-Haul Reveals Top 50 Growth States of 2021
Migration to southern states continues to be magnified by the lingering pandemic, and no state netted more U-Haul® customers during the last year than Texas.

The Lone Star State earned bragging rights as the leading growth state of 2021, narrowly besting Florida for tops honors, according to transactional data compiled for the annual U-Haul Growth Index.

Tennessee ranks third, South Carolina fourth and Arizona fifth among the top growth states.

Growth states are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state in a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from well over 2 million one-way U-Haul truck customer transactions that occur annually.

California is 50th and Illinois 49th on the list for the second consecutive year, indicating those states once again witnessed the largest net losses of one-way U-Haul trucks.

There seems to be a continuing theme here - liberal v/s conservative governance.  What people want and want it enough that they are willing to go through the social and economic upheaval of moving from one state to another one.

From Chris Lynch:

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Propaganda right back in their faces

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The liberal elites are using Propaganda on us - looks like some people are turning the tables and using their weapons right back on them  These are appearing in Washington D.C. From American Conservative Movement:

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Rogue Street Art Appears in D.C. That Mocks the Biden-Fauci Covid Regime
The artwork is a brilliant Soviet-style mockery of Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci COVID Mania regime. And seeing it appear in downtown Washington, D.C., the home of America’s ruling class and unquestioning COVID compliance, is the perfect setting for these absolute gems.

Love it - they capture the Soviet Brutalist style perfectly.

Yesterday's Supreme Court decisions

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Jeff Childers is a lawyer practicing in Florida.  He writes a daily column: Coffee&Covid
Today, he delivers his "hot takes" on the two decisions from the Supremes:

As I said, I was deep in furious drafting and researching when two strands of messages started coming in from all my contacts over email and in my texts. The OSHA group’s messages were ecstatic; a steady stream of high-fives and champagne emoji’s. The CMS folks were streaming an electronic river of tiny mad faces and that little emoji where the top of the guy’s head is going up in a mushroom cloud.

(I can’t believe I just used the word “emoji” in a serious sentence. Anyway.)

I will have more to say about the two decisions in coming days, as I have more time to unpack them and calculate the effects. Today you get my “hot takes.”

I really like his analysis and his writing - a daily read for me.

An observation - liberal media

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From Chris Lynch:

With CNN's ratings in complete free fall - I'm reminded how Air America, the supposed liberal answer to Rush Limbaugh, also had ratings so bad that when their flagship station in NYC WLIB switched from the liberal talk radio format to broadcasting "Urban Gospel music" their ratings skyrocketed. Perhaps CNN should do something similar. I guaranty if they went to a Sponge Bob 24/7 format - their ratings would at least triple...

True that

Heh - a new variant

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About those home test kits:

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Just been updated:

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So true - time and again...

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From Pearls Before Swine (full size at the link):

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In 8:55, he lays it out, shows us examples and wraps it all up with a nice bow on top.
This is coordinated propaganda - nothing less.  These people think that they are smarter than us:

So far? So good but still

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It would be nice to have this option just in case:

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New York City - a moving experience

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Looks like people are bailing out.  Have not done a U-Haul comparison recently so here 'ya go:

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Almost half to go from Miami to New York.  Lots of trucks moving South, not that many moving North again.

A Republican Governor, a budget surplus, no state income taxes, good governance and no totalitarian leftist policies.  Sounds like a winner to me.

Just Damn - the Scottish Play

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The Tragedy of Macbeth - directed by Joel Coen
Macbeth? Denzel Washington
Lady Macbeth? Frances McDormand

Checking theater listings - so wanting to see this on the big screen.

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So true - good observation

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The Big Lie - journalism

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From Chris Lynch:

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Not surprised at all - Seattle

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Makes perfect sense - used to be a really nice city.  From The Seattle Times:

Seattle ranks as most medicated metro for mental health reasons
Even in a normal year, a lot of people feel down around this time. The holiday season can be a trigger for anxiety and depression for some. And for those of us who live in the Seattle area, the unrelenting gray skies that are typical don’t help matters.

Of course, 2021 hasn’t been a normal year. The pandemic is still raging, fueled by the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Whatever the reasons, Seattle ranks as the most medicated major metro area for mental health conditions, according to a new survey from the U.S. Census Bureau. It shows that more than 1 in 5 adults in the Seattle area have taken prescription medication to help with emotions, or with concentration, behavior or mental health, in the past four weeks. The survey was conducted from Dec. 1-13.

They included this map - I am really surprised that Portland, Oregon is not even listed - yes, Seattle has serious problems but Portland is a fscking basket case:

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And it is not just Demicrat rule either - most cities have a long sucession of Democrat mayors but Miami, Dallas, Houston have had alternating D and Rs for mayor.  Curious.

Some more Wuhan flu memes

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My kind of people

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Great commercial:

Never worn a leash - just like my master.

Now this looks like fun - Peacemaker

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The Great ?

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From 90 Miles:

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Great quote - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Just go and read...

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Being recomended from all over the web - Vanderleun specifically:

Everything Is Clear From Up Here

Exactly — the vax

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From 90 Miles

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I really miss him - George Carlin

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Papers please - vaccine passes

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Looking forward to this new year

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Statistically it has to be better than the last couple.  Been an interesting time, not only for the world but personally.
Take this to heart - from Gary Varvel at 90 Miles:

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Dangerous to our Democracy

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From 90 Miles:

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