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Monday, November 22. 2021
Climate Cult Says To Forget EVs, All Cars Must Go
It’s Ethnic Studies ‘Groundhog Day,’ This Time in Massachusetts
NIH Chief Wants Online ‘Misinformation’ Spreaders ‘Brought to Justice’
University professor is charged with starting four California wildfires as deadly Dixie blaze raged nearby: He faces 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine for each count of arson
Rittenhouse murdered two black lives
Oh, and the police killed Jacob Blake
Lack of accountability for Steele dossier coverage shows media collusion
Elizabeth Warren Tries To Defend Biden By Blaming High Gas Prices On Greed Of Oil Companies
VDH: The New Blue Confederacy. How did the New North become the Old South, and the New South the Old North?
Bill Maher Challenges AOC: “Be Brave, Come On My Show And Defend Wokeness”
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Re Climate Cult Says To Forget EVs, All Cars Must Go
Glad that they are finally saying the quiet part out loud. Maybe the scales will fall from a few eyes.
> Climate Cult Says To Forget EVs, All Cars Must Go
But not private jets.
NYC would be sooo much better with 10,000 horse buggies, rather than 10,000 taxis.
Smells like the farm. Mmmmm, mmm.
My great grandmother was a child at the turn of the 20th Century and that's what she use to tell us. Told us about clouds of powdered horse dung covering everything. Losing friends to disease every winter...she had no love for The Good Old Days.
Oh. Gee. Whiz. You think that the Powers that Be will let you have horses? This is an environmental CRISIS. Horses emit green house gasses, just like cows, which they also want to eliminate. If they let you live, you'll take the bus or train and love it.
A lot of cities make it hard to own a vehicle - when I was in Singapore, having permission to drive in the city required an expensive permit and then very expensive ongoing tolls. You had to have a permit to park in the city, too - even on private property.
One thing that stands out in NYC is that a whole lot of people walk and takes the subway. People are actually remarkably fit compared to, say, Dallas or Houston where everyone drives, simply because of all that walking. So it is not a one-sided subject.
The problem is, city folk misunderstand and mis-characterize country and suburban folk just as badly as vice-versa.
That is the entire purpose of the ever authoritarian admin state pushing CAFE requirements through the roof. Make it impossible to build a car that is lightweight and safe at higher speeds. That makes it possible for the toxic battery EV to compete and keeps 3rd worlders employed mining lithium. And the fuel saved keeps the biz jets in the air at a more reasonable cost. Win, win, win for the caustic Corp and prog politician.
A friend sent me this link over the weekend. Now - this Swedish feller has some interesting insights and perspective on the culture wars going on here presently. I hadn't heard of tinkzorg before, but it's a pretty good short essay.
..."Instead, the email job caste of America now finds itself locked into a hopeless conflict against people whose work and toil they rely on, but who do not need them to anything close to the same degree."
I saw that yesterday at western rifle shooters. It's now on page 2. The decisive battle...had to watch the latest version of the Battle of Midway after reading the piece.
The e-mail caste and the people whose work and toil they rely on? Wouldn't be simpler to just use the terms 'Eloi' and 'Morlock'?
I think that's the biggest flaw in the premise - assuming that progressives are only in the email class. What about doctors, surgeons, bankers, lawyers? A lot of them, and other very highly educated and skilled white collar types are not just sending emails or writing for the NYT, they are serving vital functions too. I think his points are pretty sound, but his chosen examples are just the ones that serve his premise the best by providing the biggest contrasts.
That was a good read.
I can't find where Commodore Perry actually threatened to shell the city Edo. Perry was under orders to not disturb the peace of Japan. There seems to be confusion over blank shells being fired; not sure if it was Japan or Perry who fired.
Oh, the irony! The NIH Chief Wants those who misinform brought to justice. And there will be no accountability for Steele dossier coverage. OK NIH lets go Brandon!
The Waukesha attack was a response to the Rittenhouse trial. The left are angry that we are resisting their takeover of our country by violence so they will double down on the violence. The Democrat brown shirts will punish us until we give in to their tactics. Fight back go to jail. That was supposed to be the outcome of the Rittenhouse trial but since that failed they will now double down. Wait for the tweets from the Hollywood glitterati to say how this attack was justified because we didn't send Rittenhouse to prison where the left could kill him.
Next the left will stab some sleeping person on the NY subway or something...
I think it is more about progressive communist DA's stripping away any kind of accountability by pushing no bail and only probation as solutions to crime. Thats how they get to create more chaos and crime for the BBB program to get on its feet. Look at the clowns in the Rittenhouse shooting...or the ongoing Portland fiasco. It's all intentional to promote the cause ...
Just remember you're guilty of racism and wrongthink and perpetuating harmful stereotypes if you happen to notice the race of the Waukesha attackers, however. Fortunately, I've moved beyond that so I not only didn't notice what race they were or what gender they were, I didn't even notice what species they were.
Climate Cult Says To Forget EVs, All Cars Must Go: To your HORSES!!!! Or bicycles...or on foot...
Rittenhouse murdered two black lives: Correction: Two white guys.
Lack of accountability for Steele dossier coverage shows media collusion: Media, Democrats, Left. As I keep saying, they all sleep in the same beds.
Bill Maher Challenges AOC: “Be Brave, Come On My Show And Defend Wokeness” My guess, she WON'T.
How did the New North become the Old South, and the New South the Old North? Democrats moved.
Ancient mummy ‘with 1,100 year old Adidas boots’ died after she was struck on the head
Thanks' for the link. I usually read articles like this but must have missed one pertaining to her being found.
Illinois County Democratic Party Official Resigns After Calling Sunday Parade Massacre "Karma" For Rittenhouse Acquittal
The venom and callousness of the Dems towards the tragedy in Waukesha is something to take note of.
No matter that children were killed. White people had it coming.
One wonders if these people are beyond redemption?
While I am surprised that she resigned, I am sure that her home won't be raided by the FBI. Raiding political opponents of the Democrat party seems to be a thing.
Do you suppose that there is any coincidence between Rep. Lauren Boebert’s House floor speech, reminding anyone who would listen about the nefarious characters in the Democrat party, one of which slept with Chinees spy Fang Fang and still has a seat on the INTELIGENCE Committee, and the raid on her former campaign manager? Yeah, me either. Nothing to see here. Move along.
It's good that they say these things. I would guess that 50% or more Americans are still not aware of what has happened to the Democrat party in their lurch to the far left. But just remember for every Democrat stupid enough to lift the mask of being American to expose their hatred of America there are a 1000 more who are not stupid enough to expose their true feelings and agenda.
One good thing to come from the Rittenhouse saga: No one can honestly ask "why would you ever need a semi-automatic rifle capable of holding 30 rounds. THAT question was answered quite appropriately in the Kenosha riots by Mr. Rittenhouse and his attackers.
Imagine if in the 1930's every Jewish household in Germany had a semi-auto rifle with 30 round magazines and plenty of ammo. If they had we would never have needed the word "holocaust".
History has a way of repeating itself if not rhyming. I think the Democrats are turning into Nazis. I would advise every American to buy a semi-automatic rifle and few 30 round magazines and some ammo. If you've served in the military than you have qualified with such a weapon. If you haven't then go to your local gun range and ask to learn to shoot it, they have people who will show you. Then just keep it safe in your home because you never know what the future holds for us. Just saying.
Remember; they wouldn't be trying to take your guns unless they planned on doing something they know you would shoot them for doing.
Just one last point, for those who are a little squeamish about owning that kind of gun. If 90% of homes had such a gun it would literally be impossible for any future politician/party to do what they did in Nazi Germany or in Russia with the Bolshevik party. It would be suicide for any leader to try to enslave an entire country of well armed free citizens. The right to own and bear arms is the antidote/insurance that prevents government from enslaving it's citizens.
California wildfires and the university professor. Reminds me of Henry David Thoreau.
No, really. You'll enjoy looking it up.
"Bill Maher Challenges AOC: 'Be Brave, Come On My Show And Defend Wokeness'"
You know, I have this feeling that AOC is... just not that bright.
Is anyone going to mention that the "two black guys" that Rittenhouse killed were actually white?