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Tuesday, February 28. 2023
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WSJ: All the Knowledge in the World’ Review: The Encyclopedia Eternal. From Denis Diderot to Wikipedia, surveying our attempt to collect the sum of human wisdom in a single place.
Muhammad Becomes Most Popular Baby Name in Galway
The UK: Neil Oliver, “What the Hell – We’re Rationing Tomatoes”…
The Washington Post suggests that newsrooms must shun ‘objectivity’ to build trust
CNN Dilutes National Margarita Day Joy with Climate Crisis Drama
Gender dysphoria in young people is rising—and so is professional disagreement
Unmasking Prejudice? Professor Denounces Maskless People As "Racist, Ableist, And Classist"
Hmmm. Never see masks these days
Turley: The COVID Lab Leak Is A Scandal Of Media And Government Censorship
Are Asians the New Jews? Despite similar backgrounds, the fates of Asian and Jewish Americans are now diverging
They cancelled Roseanne Barr for a lot less.
The Sad Spectacle of ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ - No, the female impersonators reading stories to children aren’t ‘groomers.’ They’re just needy gay men desperate for validation from straight society.
Nothing the US does about CO2 will offset China's coal buildup
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Muhammad Becomes most popular name in Galway.
Soon to be followed by unexplained church burnings. Politicians puzzled and have no idea why churches suddenly self-combust. Oh yeah, rioting and cars burning in the streets. Again politicians puzzled why cars too are self combusting. Must be global warming. If we just tax more and take away your stoves maybe it will go away.
And enclaves of immigrants designated "no-go zones" by police, etc. Funny how this stuff always follows a pattern. Wonder when the rape/sexual assault numbers will really start climbing.
Muslims riffing off Arafat's declaration that an Arab woman's womb was their greatest weapon.
Are Asians the New Jews?
If you have never lived in areas with Asian immigrants or gotten to know them you don't understand that Asian immigrants are racists. They dislike Westerners and say it out loud. They usually say it among themselves and in their own language but they are quite Vocal about their racism. The second generation tends to be split, still somewhat racists but smart enough to keep it to themselves. By the third generation the Asians are typically no more or less racists than any other racial identity.
Some years back a friend and I went to a Chinese Restuarant and my friend was a Mandarin interpreter and he heard the wait staff making racist comments. So when the waitress came back to see how we were doing he responded in Mandarin and she was shocked and again he heard her tell the rest of the staff to watch what they said. Not the only example but the funniest one.
The point is this racism by Asians comes across despite the language barrier and it creates a uncomfortable atmosphere. Ironically they then think that discomfort is racism directed towards them. The woman are the worst. For some reason they tend to have no filter and double down on their racist talk.
I have the perfect solution to the Palestine toxic pollution problem. Move the entire EPA and staff to E. Palestine. Trade the house that the EPA staff have with the E. Palestine residents. This would be a win/win. The EPA could then lead by example showing us all how safe the E. Palestine environment is and the E. Palestine residents would all get nice home in good school districts. #Move the EPA to E. Palestine.
Speaking of Chinese coal....
Looking at the full screen view, I don't think many would have made it out.
Professor Denounces Maskless People As "Racist, Ableist, And Classist"
Statistician (me) denounces maskholes as rude and indifferent to the hearing impaired, who depend on a bit of lip reading and clear speech to understand folks. Lady, I can't hear you!
Yeah, I was just thinking: if he was blathering woke pieties from behind a mask, how could even we tell?
Hey, maybe a lot more of these academics would benefit from wearing masks permanently?
The expression put a sock in it! should be updated to put a mask on!
Ukraine WILL become a NATO member in the 'long-term', head of the alliance says
No. They're groomers. The attention and validation is just icing on the perverse cake.
The Correct Take on Scott Adams
By his own admission, Adams was using “hyperbole” to make his point. There are just two problems with that. The first is that his targets weren’t clear. Was he going after Rasmussen for releasing a “poll” with only 160 respondents? Was he mocking white flight? Was he satirizing the notion that blacks can’t be racist? The whole thing was just too scattershot to be effective. The second problem is that if Adams was trying to be funny, he wasn’t nearly arch enough for the humor to come through.
. . .Why did Adams put out a video that he must have known would get “Dilbert” globally canceled? I get the feeling that might have been his goal all along, to get Dilbert pulled from newspapers that despise its creator. Adams is taking his comic strip private, available soon to subscribers only on his Locals page.
The key to unlocking any remaining mystery is right here in something Adams tweeted on Monday, hours after he released the Kraken: “Now that I have no anchor on my free speech, tomorrow will be fun.”
"tomatoes" In other news, His Majesty's government has raised the tomato ration from 454 grammes to 300g.
The article on drag queens is probably accurate for a certain type of drag queen. It was very interesting. But there are other types of drag queens. There are the drag queens who have devised and advertised elaborate programs to promote queer theory (grooming into an ideology). It is important to recognize here that "queer Theory" is not always friendly to gay people. https://newdiscourses.com/tftw-queer-theory/
Then there are the drag queens who promote sexual fetishes among children (another form of grooming that is not necessarily grooming to become a sexual victim).
There have also been some drag queens convicted of child molestation. These are the ones who fit the most classic definition of "groomers".
Neil Oliver... we're rationing tomatoes.
The WEF/NWO/BBB crowd wants everyone of us proles on a permanent ration card. But will people remember that when the thugs stand for election again?
They're out of tomatoes because they're rationing them instead of raising the price.
Re "Sad Spectacle": Yes, sad indeed. No doubt some are groomers, some are not, but none of them will ever achieve "validation" from "straight society"-- especially by rubbing other people's noses in their problems.
If you do disgusting, ridiculous things, expect to be marginalized. It's where you belong.