We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Dr Suess: Dr Suess's witty and playful use of language makes him a keeper. His writing's usefulness in encouraging reading makes him a keeper. we're keeping his books. If some people cancel him, it is their children's loss.
It's not the campaign against Dr. Seuss that took cancel culture to new lows, it's the fact that the foundation that publishes Dr. Seuss' books preemptively canceled itself. There was no public outcry against Dr. Seuss' racism, they did it all on their own. That's when you know the sheep have been conditioned to accept their role.
" "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Zoltaire
So a political cartoonist is cancelled for saying ironically dark things that sound true. Heaven forbid people be given the choice to 'read or not read'. I predict a resurgence of interest in Mallard Fillmore, and a bright future hopefully. Maybe he can start doing some children's books.
As for Mike Madigan. the National Review wants us to think of him as the 'last Machine Boss'. Sure he is. Pay no attention to Milwaukee, New York, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, etc etc etc.
DC is worried about an attack on the Capitol today. Actually I don't really believe that. The Swamp is using the Jan 6th riot to the fullest to further their draconian plans. There is no plan to bomb the Capitol. Anyone who has perused the Internet and blogs for more than a week or so knows that trolls are out there and say stupid stuff. There are no "militias" that are going to do diddly squat. Even the Proud Boys, it turns out, was headed by a FBI informant. Doesn't it seem odd to you that a group you never heard of before who never did anything illegal before suddenly is thrust into the limelight and accused of being white supremacists AFTER their leader becomes and FBI informant??? The decepticons are the threat. The swamp is the threat. The citizens, the deplorables, are still asleep and aren't going to bomb anything.
I wrote a year or so ago about recent genetic evidence exploding the Khazar Hypothesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not from Palestine but descended from the Khazars instead. It was always a weird idea, even when it was brought forward in an effort to protect Jews from the Nazis, and now only survives among people who hate Jews and will say anything to discredit them. The myth will persist for years, unfortunately.
It was therefore fun to read about the real Khazars and their temporary affiliation with Judaism. Good article.
Assistant Village Idiot
>Why Did Republicans Outperform The Polls Again?
While I tend to agree that nobody (and especially conservatives) should give personal information in response to a random inbound phone call from some ransom corporation (particularly for free(!)), I do question the author's premise somewhat. It's important to remember that only see the published polls, not the polls commissioned/used by the people who matter.
One should assume that published poll results, particularly those early in the cycle, are slanted a bit to justify the accompanying "narrative."
Given Seuss, other things that should be on the chopping block to be canceled:
All Cowboy and Indian movies
All Western movies set in Asian or African countries
All British movies
Humphrey Bogart movies
John Wayne movies
All World War II movies involving Japan
Just to be on the safe side, everything made before 2020 should be canceled.
That is a correct impression, not so much just a stupidity for one to be exasperated with. The eventual goal is to annihilate the past, so that the those who control the present control everything. CS Lewis, who did not often write on politics in even a general way, did write chillingly about this.
Assistant Village Idiot
Am I not seeing the logic ere?
Wolves are sacred to the Ojibwa, so it's wrong to kill wolves. Babies are sacred to Christians, but they're not really living things so it's fine to kill them.
Another Guy Named Dan