Closing Thought–02Nov21

Since 1980 there has been a rash of book banning by idiots in local government….and now Texas has pushed that lunacy to the limit……

On October 25, 2021, Texas State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) sent a letter to school districts across the state, asking them to review a 16-page list of books that may contain some “objectionable content.” “Pursuant to Government Code Section 301.020(a)(4),” he wrote, “the Texas House Committee on General Investigating may initiate inquiries concerning any ‘matter the committee considers necessary for the information of the legislature or for the welfare and protection of state citizens.'”

In addition to his compiled list, Rep. Krause alsoasks the districts to identity any other books or content that may “address or contain” certain topics including:

human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually explicit images, graphic presentations of sexual behavior that is in violation of the law, or contain material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex or convey that a student, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

In other words, government authorities are coming after books with positive portrayals of racial, sexual, and gender diversity and/or disability. Same as it ever was. In this case, the attack is being framed with the vocabulary of the “anti-CRT” hysteria, feigning concern about students feeling “guilty” about the fact that other people throughout history may have unfairly suffered because of their race, gender, or ability.

here’s the full list.

Texas lawmakers considering a ban on 850 books. Here’s the full list.

This is a worthless endeavor.

Idiots on the Right just keeps finding ways to out stupid each other…..and Krause is doing his best to keep up.

My thought is…my mother never told me what I could read or not….som the government can kiss my ass….I will read what I damn well like.

Any thoughts?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

The Second Coming!

But this time one will become two……

Sorry guys this is not some fanciful Biblical tale.

The Lord High Prophet of the lunatic Right has died….and the Far Right faithful have waited for his return….and now their worship and diligence has been rewarded…..two will appear to take the ‘idols’ place…….

It’s going to take two people to try to fill the radio void of Rush Limbaugh on the right. Premiere Networks says Clay Travis, 42, and Buck Sexton, 39, will co-host a show in the noon to 3pm ET time slot, reports the Wall Street Journal. Both are radio veterans, though Travis might be better known as the founder of the sports website Outkick.com. The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show will begin airing June 21 across the country. Premiere has largely been airing old segments of Limbaugh’s show (supplemented by live updates with guest hosts) since he died of lung cancer in February, and the Journal notes that those are bringing in a respectable 75% to 80% of the usual audience.

“We’re not going to replace Rush Limbaugh, we’re going to have an evolution of the show with fresh voices—those that grew up on Rush and admired him,” says Julie Talbott, president of Premiere Networks, which is owned by iHeartMedia. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Travis and Sexton will have an additional challenge. Radio stations around the country already have begun giving the Limbaugh time slot, or parts of it, to others, particularly Fox News regular Dan Bongino

The question is will they be a conservative talk show or will QAnon invade rationality on the news airways?

My guess is they will drink the QAnon kool-aid and become just another source for lies and misinformation that will continuously stoke the fires to stupidity and ignorance.

Turn The Page!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–12Mar21

I admit it I enjoy a good conspiracy…..mostly so that I can have a good chuckle and that always puts me in a good mood.

We have had some humdingers in the last decade or more…..from child eating Dems to laser from space starting California fires…..a full range of stupidity….

The newest one I have recently read about…is that the Texas “Freeze” was fake and a Dem plan….

“So, I guess this needs to be said tooooooooo,” she begins. “All you people who think Biden is the president, you guys cannot get no stupider, ok? He’s not in the White House. It’s closed down. He is on a movie set! You guys are so freaking ignorant that I just have to laugh and laugh! ‘Cause you’re not hurting my feelings. Never one time did Trump ever have to fake anything that he’s done. Not one time! He don’t fake s*it.”

She went on to say that people should “wake the f*ck up.”

https://www.rawstory.com/conspiracy-theories-2650964172/

Always good to see these people……and it makes me think….”Can’t Fix Stupid”…..

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.

Have you guys heard any new conspiracies lately?

Please share.

I hope all had a good week…..now on to the weekend.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–11Mar21

If you are an insomniac like me then you have seen the ads on the tube for “My Pillow” (an expensive waste of cash)……the owner and hawker for “My Pillow” is one Mike Lindell, a rabid Trump supporter…..like his idol Trump Lindell has been thrown off Twitter…..and now he has a new idea but one that you cannot sleep on…..

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, the Trump ally who was barred from Twitter for spreading election-related conspiracy theories, plans to launch his own social-media site.

The platform could launch within a month, Lindell said on Charlie Kirk’s podcast on Friday.

“Every single influencer person on the planet can come there. You’re going to have a platform to speak out,” Lindell said, adding, “It’s not just like a little Twitter platform.”

He said he’d been working on the site for four years.

(businessinsider.com)

He was barred from Twitter in January, and in February both YouTube and Vimeo pulled down a two-hour film called “Absolute Proof” that he’d made about the election. Lindell claimed in the podcast that 140 million people had viewed the film.

This would give Donald the Orange a new avenue to spew his hatred and disgusting puke.

Any thoughts?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

 

A Return Of McCarthyism?

The history of the US has some embarrassing moments and the days of the Red Scare and McCarthyism is one such time….

But first any idea what I mean when I say McCarthyism?  No?

“Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?”

In the 1950s, thousands of Americans who toiled in the government, served in the army, worked in the movie industry, or came from various walks of life had to answer that question before a congressional panel.

Senator Joseph McCarthy rose to national prominence by initiating a probe to ferret out communists holding prominent positions. During his investigations, safeguards promised by the Constitution were trampled.

http://www.ushistory.org/us/53a.asp

And trying to reach the most people with my historical looks at our world..I also have a video for those that get trip up over the big words……

Now that the stage has been set…..

I do a lot of reading and research and I find a lot of stuff that I should be using but I am only one old fart trying to make sense of the world around me…..recently while reading I found an article that looks at the return of McCarthyism……

Almost fifty years ago, an obscure senator from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, used fear as a means to initiate widespread panic and intimidate the innocent.

Fear can do this to people. Fear makes the rational become irrational, the innocent become guilty, the mainstream become evil. McCarthy used the fear of communism to instigate mass panic throughout America. Seemingly rational people began to accuse others of being communist without any evidence whatsoever. The panic gained momentum. Anyone who disagreed with McCarthy was accused of being a communist. Anyone who spoke out against the fear-inspired panic became guilty for even questioning the relevance of the panic. The McCarthyists, emboldened by a narrative of lies that became a pseudo-truth, went after anyone who displeased them: the reasonable, the level-headed, those who reserved judgment, those who realized that such fear-inspired panic is a constant throughout human history.

Read more…….

The Return to McCarthyism

We are living in a country that is trying to force fear on us all…make us afraid of our neighbor or anyone that does not look as we do…….I refuse to buy into this crap lead by Our Dear Leader….I refuse to see the fear that he wants me to see….and I refuse to judge a people….I judge the person…..and so far I see NOTHING about Our Dear Leader that should be followed.

McCarthyism like Trumpism is nothing more than political babble.

So I Have Written!

Turn The Page!

Investigation Of The Investigation

I recently humorously asked who would investigate the investigation…..and dam if I did not get an answer….

President Trump has called the investigations into his campaign’s ties to Russia a “witch hunt.” This week, Donald Trump Jr. suggested they were part of a “rigged system” of “people at the highest levels of government” working to hurt the president. Some House Republicans apparently agree. According to Politico, some Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have been meeting secretly for weeks “to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly—and perhaps criminally—mishandled the contents” of the Russia dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia. Led by Devin Nunes of California, the group aims to release a report on its findings early next year, in what Politico notes could be used to derail special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Republicans, who refused to discuss the effort, largely argue the Russia dossier contains false accusations. They also question whether the dossier, written by a former British intelligence agent and funded in part by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, was used to obtain surveillance warrants on Trump’s associates. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says the latest effort is simply a “pernicious” attempt “to undermine the investigations and these institutions out of fear of what they’ll find.” Nonetheless, Nunes, who’s referred to law enforcement agencies as “dirty,” plans to subpoena FBI agents connected to the dossier, per Fox News. Meanwhile, Republican senators appear in no hurry to pass legislation that could protect Mueller should he be fired, reports the Washington Post.

I also have written about the chances of a coup, either by the generals or by Trump himself, it appears the there are a few in the Congress that are working in conjunction with Trump to rip the institutions that have safe guarded our country for decades…….

Fox News and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway asserted that the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are somehow plotting a “coup” against the United States because they’re daring to investigate Donald Trump for his various crimes. Back in the real world, things are shaping up very differently. In fact rogue Congressman Devin Nunes, who has already broken enough laws this year that he should be in prison, has been caught leading what can only be described as an actual attempted coup against the United States.

http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/devin-nunes-coup/6816/

Once again the morons in Congress are wasting taxpayer money on worthless investigations in the same vane as the Benghazi investigations….

The Trump presidency is anything but boring….they do seem to spit in the face of the Founders and their desires for this government.

I need a shower.

Is Obama A Socialist?

Have you noticed that some things never change when it comes to the “Ignorati”?

This is one of my favorite pieces of manure from the Right….Obama is a socialist…or is it Marxist….or ……..what it is is total fabrication from loonies that would not know a socialist if one walked up and bit them in the ass.

Months after Obama has left office the dog whistle idiots on the Right are still going on about Obama as some sort of “socialist”…..I understand why they do it…..it is because they will not bring themselves to admit that their man in the White House is incompetent fool….so they are still stuck on Obama and anyone that will not agree with them as some sort of “socialist” conspiracy….FYI….do not compare Trump to a fascist or they, the Right, will go batcrap crazy for only they can make shit up about a president past of present.

But let’s look at Obama being a socialist.

The easy answer to the question is NO….but that is not good enough for the chin wagers on the Right…..so let’s look deeper…..

Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, is not a socialist. While varying theories and approaches exist among socialists, all of them advocate for some form of social or state ownership over the means of production. Obama proposes none of this

While Obama has argued for enhanced and even structural regulation of certain industries, including health care, this in no way suggests a move toward all-out socialism. In contrast, Obama received widespread support from Wall Street interests during campaigning and, as of 2014, continues to receive only muted approval of his policy decisions from self-identified American socialists.

The term “socialist,” as applied to Mr. Obama, may have become a fear word or pejorative deployed by some conservatives convinced of its ability to shock the public and create ideological rifts among the electorate, according to CNBC. This, the same source suggests, possibly results from the weakening shock value of words such as “liberal” in American political discourse. While Mr. Obama may support some socialist-inspired policies when applied to social justice issues and public protections, a broad coalition of American statesmen and women have supported similar policies for generations, both Republican and Democrat. Some such policies have become essential features of America’s capitalist democracy, policies such as government regulation of food and workplace safety, social security, Medicaid and Medicare, along with publicly supplied protections for veterans and their families.

With all that said…..cut it anyway you slow mental midgets like…the answer is still….NO!

BTW….being black does NOT make a socialist either….contrary to popular belief.

Burn Baby Burn

This is one of those stories that few will read or even care….but for me I feel I must set the record straight whether anyone reads or not…..I do not those that peddle bullshit.

Awhile back some fires were raging in Israel and some accused the Pals of setting them…and then AQ was responsible….so far NO one knows for sure who set these fores (according to Times of Israel)…….

I bring up this seemingly uninteresting story because of those fires in Tennessee….while reading some of the more lunatic BS artists sites like Infowars, Breibart or WND I read that there was a group of Muslims or should I say jihadist that could have set this fire…..well an arrest has been made…..

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, the AP reports. Officials offered few other specifics about how they think the two started a fire that leveled buildings into charred scraps, carving a deadly path through the Gatlinburg area. People scrambled in terror to try to flee on foot or drive out of the inferno that often cloaked them from all sides, shooting hot embers through the winds. Some spent days hoping for good news about their missing loved ones. Many learned they would soon be planning funerals. The juveniles face aggravated arson charges in the fire in the Chimney Tops area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Nov. 23.

That fire grew amid drought conditions and ultimately rode winds exceeding 87mph into the Gatlinburg area early last week. Authorities have not yet announced a dollar amount on the damage caused by the wildfire. The teens are being held in the Sevier County juvenile detention center. “Our promise is that we will do every effort to help bring closure to those who have lost so much,” said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn. The juveniles are from Tennessee, but not Sevier County, where the fires spread. Otherwise, officials said state law prevents releasing more information about them. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Chief Ranger Steve Kloster said the public was “critical” in offering investigators information through a tip line. Previously, the National Park Service said it believed the fire was human caused and set up a tip line for people to call if they hiked that trail on Nov. 23, or knew anyone who did.

I know that few even care but I thought that maybe someone ought to call out the mindless crap spread on Right wing slugs, sites and blogs.

I decided that I would correct their accusation since I am certain that they will not….

2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #16

Edition #16 begins and the moronic chatter just keeps coming…….morons and their mouths……it makes it all too easy to make fun of them….they are so stupid that they just cannot shut the Hell up….and for that…I THANK THEM!

1–First up in this edition is that lady running for office in Iowa that is proud of her ability to de-nut pigs……

The argument, made by Ernst in April, was flagged by The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent on Friday. It was part of Ernst laying out her opposition to Iowa expanding Medicaid. Here’s the key passage:

Participation in the broken Medicaid program has doubled over the past decade. Iowa has nearly 500,000 Medicaid enrollees. If the program is expanded, it is estimated the Medicaid population will grow by an additional 110,000 to 181,000 recipients who have no personal responsibility for their health and no accountability for the care provided.

I see she is on board with the GOP talking point of blaming the poor for being poor……what a great gal!

2–CNN’s wolf Blitzer asked a question that needed NOT to be asked…….

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday why police weren’t instructed to “shoot to injure,” instead of kill.

“They often shoot to kill,” Blitzer said of police. “Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger. Why can’t they shoot to, injure, shall we say? Why do they have to shoot to kill?”

It might sound like a logical question…..but should not the question be….Does the PD have to shoot all the time?  Just my thought on this.

3–The actions of ISIS is bringing the right wing slugs out into the daylight…..like the guy from American Family Association…..families everywhere should be ashamed that they use that tag for their bullshit.

in Horowitz’s world, Obama is cheering on ISIS because he’s a Muslim who hates America.

“Obama is an anti-American radical and I’m actually sure he’s a Muslim, he certainly isn’t a Christian,” Horowitz said. “He’s a pretend Christian in the same way he’s a pretend American. It really is disgraceful. He’s inviting the terrorists to behead more Americans when he should be attacking them with our military. His whole agenda in office has been to defeat America, he lost the war in Iraq deliberately, he created a vacuum which ISIS has filled.”

To call this toad a gutless spineless prick is being unfair to gutless spineless pricks…..

4–And then we have all those tiny brain d/bags that are using Ferguson as some sort of soapbox……like Steve Deace………

Steve Deace linked the shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing protests to what he sees as lax enforcement of immigration laws.

Deace cited the announcement that 22 Iowa county sheriffs are refusing to hold federal immigration detainees without a court order as evidence that local governments are “creating lawlessness.” This, he implied, could cause rioting if a released undocumented immigrant committed a murder, as people “take the law into their own hands,” causing law enforcement to “militarize up.”

What insult is enough to sum up the words of mental midgets like Deace?

5–You gotta love pea brains like Gov Rick “soon to be a felon” Perry…..he is a wealth of bullshit….

It’s a “very real possibility” that individuals with the extremist group ISIS may have crossed into the United States at the southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday, though he added he doesn’t have any evidence.

Because the border is insecure, Perry said that “individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be” taking advantage of the situation. “I think it’s a very real possibility that they may have already used that,” he told an audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

Sad Heritage use to be a respected think tank….now it’s white papers are best suited for toilet paper or to line a bird cage……

6–Sad to say that not all the morons on the Right are men….you would think women would be smarter than this………

RNC committeewoman Tamara Scott of Iowawarned that child migrants from Central America may have been “highly trained as warriors” and could “rise up against” U.S. citizens.

“When we see these kids, you and I think young kids, we think maybe 12-year-olds, maybe homeschoolers — excuse me, middle-schoolers,” said Scott, who is also Concerned Women for American’s Iowa state director and works as a lobbyist for the conservative group The Family Leader. “But we know back in our revolution, we had 12-year-olds fighting in our revolution. And for many of these kids, depending on where they’re coming from, they could be coming from other countries and be highly trained as warriors who will meet up with their group here and actually rise up against us as Americans.”

I guess I have found another idiot woman to get in line with Mann Coulter, Malkin and a wealth of FOX News ladies (I use the term loosely)…….

7–Geez, do these religious types know no bounds?  This babbling buffoon is Bryan Fischer……of course ISIS is on everyone’s lips these days…but this twat is just amazing….

Asserting that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are “just like the Gay Gestapo is today” and that America is celebrating behavior that God calls an abomination while persecuting those who stand for God’s values, Fischer warned that “God eventually is going to run out of patience with the United States.”

And when that day comes, he said, God “will use pagan armies to discipline his people if they turn from him in rebellion and disobedience and descend into debauchery,” pointing to the rise of ISIS to raise the possibility that “God will use the pagan armies of Allah to discipline the United States for our debauchery”:

How do mental midgets like this exist……if he is any indication on how a religious person should talk…then count me OUT!

8–Now for one of the biggest douche bags on the tube….Dinesh D’Souza…..

Filmmaker and President Obama truther, Dinesh D’Souza, likened James Foley’s beheading to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Thursday while appearing on NewsMaxTV’s “Steve Malzberg Show.”

“The common thread between ISIS and what’s going in Ferguson is you have these people who basically believe that to correct a perceived injustice, it’s perfectly okay to inflict all types of new injustices,” said D’Souza on NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg Show. “Behead guys who had nothing to do with it. Go and loot shops from business owners who were not part of the original problem whatsoever. And all of this is then licensed by the left and licensed to some degree by the media.”

I cannot find words strong to illustrate my contempt for pricks like this one.

9–There is one person that seems to make every edition of B3…..and that idiot is Louis Gohmert of Texas…..he amazes me constantly with the most mindless comments one person could make….and guess what?  He is at it….again!

Republican congressman warned Americans that President Obama would not be able to adequately protect the nation from the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) — the terrorist organization that has taken over large parts of Iraq — because the administration’s policy is being guided and influenced by “Muslim brothers.”

Appearing on SiriusXM’s “The Wilkow Majority,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) argued, “if you’re Commander-in-Chief you can’t be listening to Muslim brother advise on when it’s time to stop destroying Muslim brothers.”

Is there something in the water in Texas that produces screaming morons like Gohmert?

With that Edition #16 comes to an end……but never fear it is not the last…..we still have at least four months of the year left and we know these assholes cannot be silent for very long……

Edition #17 coming to a blog near you…..stay tuned and stay vigilant….