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First they came for Roald Dahl, then they came for Monty Python

https://hotair.com/david-strom/2023/05/22/first-they-came-for-roald-dahl-then-they-came-for-monty-python-n552521

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The Life of Brian must be rewritten because some parts might be considered offensive.

Now it’s pretty clear that The Life of Brian might be offensive, in the way that Blazing Saddles or Airplane! might be considered offensive. Much of the humor depended upon skewering Christianity, so, of course, it was offensive. It was also hilarious.
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But no, it isn’t Christians trying to cancel the funny parts of Life of Brian. It is the alphabet crowd.

Sometimes it manifests slowly, but unlike activist-Progs, most Christians do have a sense of humor, sometimes even self-deprecating.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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He's Ba-ack ...

First they came for Roald Dahl, then they came for Monty Python

https://hotair.com/david-strom/2023/05/22/first-they-came-for-roald-dahl-then-they-came-for-monty-python-n552521

Sometimes it manifests slowly, but unlike activist-Progs, most Christians do have a sense of humor, sometimes even self-deprecating.

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Scott launches 2024 bid: Only I can fight the culture of grievance and victimhood!

https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2023/05/22/scott-launches-2024-bid-only-i-can-fight-the-culture-of-grievance-and-victimhood-n552525

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Subtext, anyone? Tim Scott framed his entry into the 2024 GOP presidential primary in part as the antidote to a “culture of grievance” and “victimhood.” Scott explicitly accused Joe Biden of fostering those corrosive trends, but both may well be intended implicitly for his upcoming fight against fellow Republicans — and perhaps one in particular:

Scott has a point. Among blacks who have bought into the victim identity, I would have near-zero credibility, because of my skin color. This exemplifies why, for example, mal needs to attack Tim Scott. He - and other blacks who have done well and speak out - is an existential threat to victimhood culture.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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Emails reveal what led up to REI closing its last store in Portland

Emails reveal what led up to REI closing its last store in Portland

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Last month we learned that retailer REI was closing its only Portland store because of crime and street violence. In a letter to employees the company wrote, “In recent years, Portland has been dealing with increased crime in our neighborhood and beyond. Last year, REI Portland had its highest number of break-ins and thefts in two decades, despite actions to provide extra security.”

Today, the Oregonian published a story revealing what was happening behind the scenes both before and after REI made this announcement. It had been having a behind the scenes conversation with the Mayor’s office for months.

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Emails indicate that REI had complained about rampant crime and safety issues for months and had been seeking help from the city as far back as July 2022, when the retailer applied for a permit to install surveillance equipment on a public parking space outside of its store.

REI wanted to install a mobile surveillance system near the store’s front doors off of Northwest Johnson and Kearney streets due to an “increase in criminal activity.” But the outdoor retailer struggled to navigate the city’s bureaucracy to get approval.

“The crime is extremely high in the area and we need to do more than what we are currently doing as its causing my team to feel severely unsafe in the store, on the property and in the area,” Erika Mamon, an asset protection manager for REI, wrote in an email to the Portland Bureau of Transportation last July. “I cannot move the store and need help with this.”

Portland bureaucracy would not issue a permit for a basic, REI-paid, security measure! Just think on that for a moment.

While Portland is obviously a large city, OR's largest, it is within an hour or so of all kinds of outdoor recreation, and even city-dwelling runners buy running shoes and clothes. REI shut down because theft made the store unprofitable, and employees were unsafe. With a little cooperation from the city and its PD - measures that would benefit the whole area - that store should have been a gold mine and Portland residents being benefited by its products and services. So much municipal stupidity!
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO TRANS-OBSESSED STATE LEGISLATORS – REPORT

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/05/high-school-boys-send-a-clear-message-to-trans-obsessed-state-legislators-report.php

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A group of boys at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon, showed state lawmakers exactly what they thought of HB 3294, the “Menstrual Dignity Act,” legislation that passed in 2021.

They pulled the newly installed feminine hygiene dispenser off the boys room wall and threw it in a toilet, precisely where the unnecessary and offensive device belonged.

An image of their handiwork is embedded in the article.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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UNSAFE AT ANY SCREED (Looking Back on the Sadism of the Covid-19 Shaming Campaign)

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/05/unsafe-at-any-screed.php

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Matt Taibbi has just published the subscribers-only post “Looking Back on the Sadism of the Covid-19 Shaming Campaign” at his Racket News site. He draws on Matt Orfalea’s new video (at the bottom) to argue that “apologies are due for the media campaign against ‘the unvaccinated,’ which unveiled open cruelty as public policy strategy.” Taibbi defends the right and the wisdom of thinking for yourself:

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In this case one didn’t need a microbiology degree to recognize something about Covid-19 messaging was off. From flip-flops about masks (an “evolving situation,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said) to unwillingness to be frank in discussing natural immunity or risks to children, even casual news-readers saw confusion in the ranks of senior officials. Later, a series of reversals on key questions — first about whether the vaccine prevented contraction, then about whether it prevented transmission — left even people who wanted to follow official advice unsure of what to do.

I hope [Orfalea]’s video survives as a warning. There is still a lot of investigation to be done, in particular about the origins of the pandemic — certain segments of the national audience may still be in for a shock or two there — but as Matt shows, we already see a cautionary tale about faulty information being used to gin up real hatred.

People who once prided themselves on empathy, patience, and forgiveness in recent years have embraced public displays of sadism….
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Now that the Bidens, Faucis, and Rochelle Walenskys turned out to be wrong about so many questions, the lack of apology about the sadism is glaring. Perhaps that’s because this campaign worked as intended. In the #TwitterFiles we saw anti-disinformation “experts” appearing to consciously blur lines between genuine disinfo (“garlic, ginger, honey, and lemon” cure Covid-19) and healthy skepticism (vaccines do not prevent infection). We also saw efforts to describe what the Stanford project called the “vaccine passport narrative” as anti-vaxxer propaganda-by-proxy. Once people accepted the emotional imperative of hating and shunning, officials found all sorts of uses for the emotion, including fury at resistance to authoritarian measures.

The article on which the Power Line blogpost is behind a paywall. Nothing against Matt Taibbi, but I don't do paywalls.

I know my views of The Vaccine POed some here and on other discussion sites, but there are three things to which I NEVER stooped:

* Advocating government mask mandates;

* Advocating government vaccination mandates;

* Shaming/denigration of the unvaccinated.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO TRANS-OBSESSED STATE LEGISLATORS – REPORT

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/05/high-school-boys-send-a-clear-message-to-trans-obsessed-state-legislators-report.php

An image of their handiwork is embedded in the article.

Were they actually sending a message, or just behaving like the void that a sphincter surrounds?  In today's environment, both are very probable.   
Romans 6:17-18 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO TRANS-OBSESSED STATE LEGISLATORS – REPORT

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/05/high-school-boys-send-a-clear-message-to-trans-obsessed-state-legislators-report.php

An image of their handiwork is embedded in the article.

Bravo, guys! (I guess they gave up trying to flush that thing after 30-40 flushes, eh?)  :lmao:

At least those youngsters recognize stupidity when they see it. It's too bad that the moron legislators who passed that idiotic bill (and the retard governor who signed it) can't see the obvious -- men don't have vaginas and they don't bleed from a body part they don't have.
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Disturbing video shows machete-wielding NYC professor chase Post reporter, photographer

https://nypost.com/2023/05/23/disturbing-video-shows-machete-wielding-nyc-professor-chase-post-reporter-photographer/

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Disturbing video shows the moment a machete-wielding Manhattan college professor menacingly chased a New York Post reporter and photographer down the street Tuesday.

Veteran scribe Reuven Fenton and a photographer had just left Shellyne Rodriguez’s Bronx apartment building — where she held the machete to the reporter’s neck after he knocked on her door to ask her about a viral video in which she curses out anti-abortion students.

She then followed the Post journalists out into the street, machete in hand, dashcam footage shows.

Let's say it all together, "What is her DU name?"

Had she merely overturned the Pro-Life students' information table, she would have gotten a wrist-slap or less. This might actually have consequences, though I won't be looking like a Smurf waiting for any.
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If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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NYC college professor who threatened Post reporter with machete is fired as her lawsuit against NYPD emerges

https://nypost.com/2023/05/23/nyc-college-professor-shellyne-rodriguez-who-threatened-post-reporter-with-machete-is-fired/

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Shellyne Rodriguez was sacked by Hunter College just hours after the adjunct professor was caught on camera holding the blade to the veteran reporter’s neck while threatening to “chop” him up outside her Bronx apartment.

“Hunter College strongly condemns the unacceptable actions of Shellyne Rodriguez and has taken immediate action,” school spokesman Vince Dimiceli told The Post.

“Rodriguez has been relieved of her duties at Hunter College effective immediately, and will not be returning to teach at the school.”
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jordan Neely's uncle who called for no plea deal for Daniel Penny over subway chokehold death is ARRESTED in NYC 'after being caught with knife and several stolen credit cards'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12115667/Jordan-Neelys-uncle-called-no-plea-deal-Daniel-Penny-ARRESTED.html

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Jordan Neely's uncle fled police and then was arrested Monday after being caught with several allegedly stolen credit cards, a day after he urged no plea deal for the ex-Marine accused of placing his nephew in a fatal chokehold, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Christopher Neely was arrested late Monday night after running away from a police pickpocket team that confronted him at the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan, police sources said.

He was wanted for a string of larcenies in Manhattan when he was approached. After police caught up with him, Neely was found with several credit and debit cards baring other people's names, including at least one that was reportedly stolen during a prior pickpocket. He was also carrying a gravity knife, sources said.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

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I wasn't impressed with Tim Scott's announcement.  Too John Kasich ish...  'From Cotton To Congress' ??  C'mon, T. 

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I wasn't impressed with Tim Scott's announcement.  Too John Kasich ish...  'From Cotton To Congress' ??  C'mon, T.

I'm kinda with Kurt Schlichter regarding Scott - he's a squish with zero chance of winning the nomination.

Go home, Tim. You're drunk.
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EXCLUSIVE: Jordan Neely's uncle who called for no plea deal for Daniel Penny over subway chokehold death is ARRESTED in NYC 'after being caught with knife and several stolen credit cards'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12115667/Jordan-Neelys-uncle-called-no-plea-deal-Daniel-Penny-ARRESTED.html

Color me surprised. Not. Criminality runs in the family. If Jordan Neely was truly "homeless" where was his uncle while Neely was doing his Michael Jackson schtick? Oh, wait. That's right. Stealing credit cards, most likely.
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NYC college professor who threatened Post reporter with machete is fired as her lawsuit against NYPD emerges

https://nypost.com/2023/05/23/nyc-college-professor-shellyne-rodriguez-who-threatened-post-reporter-with-machete-is-fired/

The bimbo Shellyne Rodriguez has been arrested and charges include being "menacing" and "harassment."

Uh huh. Let's see how far this goes, though I'm not clear if our good buddy DA Bragg's office is involved. She lives in the Bronx, which is not Manhattan, so the DA's office could be elsewhere than the Soros-bought-and-paid-for Bragg's.
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