Category: Nanny State

As Pvt Hudson Says in ‘Aliens’

“On the Express Elevator to Hell. Goin’ DDDOOOWWWNNNNN!!!”

Only problem is, this grift-ridden, dementia addled President 81LOLm Votes is taking the rest of us WITH him.

The New Authoritarians

An absolutely ON POINT essay.

Our WOKE overloads have become the Trumpian nightmare they warned the world about..

…After Trump’s election, many commentators expressed anxiety that his followers would plunge the country into far-right authoritarianism. Instead, it is the class of college-educated Democrats that now openly argues for the value of blind submission to authority and the elimination of personal freedoms. The trend Lasch wrote about in the 1990s has metastasized. It no longer poses a mere threat to democracy—it has become a full-fledged attack on basic democratic principles. Far from upholding civil liberties, the self-proclaimed “resistance” to Trumpism has itself exhibited many hallmarks of authoritarianism: suppression of dissent, demand for unquestioning obedience, and tight control over the flow of information. While scapegoating Trump supporters, a nexus of billionaires, woke corporations, public intellectuals, and Democratic officials have sparked the very descent into authoritarianism they claimed would emerge from the populist right.

…It is also the inevitable outcome of a discourse that allows some of the most powerful people to depict themselves as helpless and persecuted. When The New York Times editorial board recently decried the culture of “social silencing” that has permeated most American institutions, some prominent progressives were incensed. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (whose election to Congress was powered by the most gentrified neighborhoods in her district) argued that only the left is subject to real censorship, and that concerns about cancel culture are merely “about protecting bigots from feeling embarrassed in public.” Ocasio-Cortez seemed to forget that she has explicitly advocated for censorship herself on more than one occasion. In 2019, she called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “take down lies,” and in 2021 she pressured Apple and Google to remove Parler, a social media service popular among conservatives, from their app stores after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t think she’s calling for real censorship because she believes that the entire political opposition is composed of violent domestic terrorists bent on killing her. (She was not in the Capitol building on Jan. 6.) It is precisely her self-image as a perpetual victim that allows her to justify a tyrannical approach.

DO read it.

Doing My Daily Check

…fondly known as “What chapter of revelations are we doing today?” an…yup.

There it is.

West Coast Longshoremen Will Seek New Contract in 2022

U.S. West Coast ports and terminal operators are heading into their first round of contract negotiations in eight years with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Bloomberg News is reporting having seen an exchange of letters between the union and the Pacific Maritime Association confirming what most industry analysts expected which is that the union wants a new collective bargaining agreement with the employers.

The union, which represents an estimated 20,000 dockworkers at 29 ports in California, Oregon, and Washington, has not conducted contract negotiations with the PMA since 2014. Three years later, union members voted to accept a three-year extension for the contract to July 1, 2022, in exchange for increases in wages and pensions while maintaining health benefits at current levels.

Oh, hot DAWG.

Just wait’ll THEY walk out.

Like Nostradamus on CRACK

…it’s so accurate.

Democrats Don’t Want Blind Justice

They want a dead Conservative one.

It’s plain as day the Democrats are waiting for one of Senator Schumer’s summoned, unhinged minions to do the unthinkable to a Conservative justice.

Danger? What danger?

Paging Senator Schumer.

Your party has arrived.

Democrats Must Be Anticipating Disaster


How do we know?

Yes, you heard the man.

Suddenly, it’s A-OKAY to talk about VOTING MACHINES BEING VUNERABLE, and not, you know, get run out of town on a rail.

And, oddly enough, it seems EVERYONE suddenly wants to talk about HOW AWFUL voting machines are, even…the government.

WHOA.

Now, you know me. I don’t want to seem too cynical in light of these developments…but. Does kind of make you stroke you chinny chin chin and wonder why the change?

AND why NOW?

AND…what happens to all those high dollar lawsuits Dominion filed against myriad people…TRUMP people?

AND if, as this AP report states, the advisory is based on another expert’s testimony at one of the Dominion lawsuits…WELL?

Questions, questions, questions.

And I didn’t just fall off the cabbage truck yesterday.

So, I got me an idea of pretty many of the answers already. I just want to see them squirm if someone has the nerve to ASK.

Something In the Air Tonight

I’m feeling hopeful.

You know. About Twitter.

And ME

FREE @treehuggingsis

Hopeful.

20 Minutes Worth Your Time

If you’ve never heard of David Freiheit, he’s a lawyer from Montreal. He vlogs under the moniker “Viva Frei,” which is where Ebola and I came to be acquainted with him, as part of the Kyle Rittenhouse panel Nick Rekieta put together during the trial. The guys and gal were DYNAMIC in their commentaries as it progressed, and Frei really stood out as one of the leaders.

Fast forward to the Freedom Convoy landing in Ottawa. Frei listened to what the CBC, etc, had to say, what he was hearing from people on the ground with the truckers IN Ottawa proper, decided accounts were diametrically opposing, and took it upon himself to slide over to see what was actually going on. He live streamed 3 or 4 hours a day for (I think) almost a week, putting lie to the Trudeau government and their captive national media’s narrative almost immediately.

Ezra Levant of Rebel News had him on last night, and this 21 minute segment of the evening’s interview is really interesting.

https://rumble.com/vv40tm-invoking-emergencies-act-a-monumental-blunder-from-a-petty-tyrant-viva-frei.html

(Note: it’s a Rumble link, which WordPress does not like, and REFUSES to embed)

Happy Valentine’s Day

From your friendly Stasi peeps in the Biden administration.

“Hey, WAIT A MINUTE! I’ve got a couple gun running ex-boyfriends I’d like to report!!”

President Barack Obama hugs Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., after statements announcing Holder’s resignation, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Like the Medicare supplement commercial says, “I’m calling RIGHT. NOW.

Grab a Toke and a Smile

Courtesy of President Puddin’ Head. #Priorities

Oh Sure, Sign Me Up

So Gergle has “updated” their Nest device so it will now not only listen in on everything you say but also track your movements…to “help” you sleep better.

I’ll pass, thanks.

We Know Who Has the Cudgel

It’s the Weekend

And it sure looks like we’ve got a #FREEDOM revolt breaking out.

Fridays are great for dumping news they don’t want other people to hear.

#FloridaMan proud to lead the #FREEDOM way.

Naomi Wolf on Tucker Carlson

Gads. Did I really write that?

I did, indeed.

We couldn’t believe it when he said who the next guest was, and then could NOT believe what came out of her mouth. Wow. She is dead on.

Tucker is one of the two shows we still watch on Fox (the other being Mark Levin on Sunday), and THIS is precisely why. You won’t hear these people, or these words, anywhere else.

And they need to be heard.

AMERICA’S DEADLIEST CITIES LIST

And the…WAIT, whut?!

WHERE?!? ?

WHO was that SMARTER-THAN-YOU-ARE-OR-WILL-EVER-BE boy genius mayor again?

Super Genius Transportation Secretary Butthead

100K people in that little burg, and the SUPER GENIUS makes the list. I’m sure it’s someone else’s FAULT – it always IS, but…sure glad he’s in charge OF OUR ROADS, PLANES, TRAINS and AUTOMOBILES, right?

RIGHT?

I’ve Seen This Movie

Bedtime Biden is suddenly postulating that it would be a terrific idea to quarantine the entire state of Florida. Just restrict the whole lot of us to our alligator and pestilence infested borders: pesky, popular governor, whole lot less dead people overall, vastly more grannies still breathing than Killer Cuomo, no leather dominatrix vibes like Michigan’s soul crushing Whitler, people WORKING, EATING, SUPERBOWLING. Just wants to box the whole mess up, for God’s sake, and get it over with.

Not surprisingly, that same popular-because-he’s-competent governor has a problem with Bedtime’s approach to virus management:

As vaccinations in the state continue, Gov. Ron DeSantis rebuffed domestic travel restrictions, to or from Florida, that the Biden administration is considering because of concerns the COVID variants are threatening to exacerbate the pandemic.

“I think it would be unconstitutional. I think it would be unwise and it would be unjust,” DeSantis said Thursday during a news briefing in Port Charlotte. “Any attempt to restrict or lock down Florida would be an attack on our state done particularly for political purposes. We will not back down. If anyone tries to target us, we will respond swiftly.”

Governor DeSantis (MY governor) also pointed out a glaring inconsistency in Sleepy Joe’s erstwhile edict fever dreams (happy emphasis mine):

The governor said he opposes restricting the right of Americans to travel freely throughout the country while allowing illegal immigrants to pour across the southern border “unmolested,” adding that it would be a “ridiculous and damaging farce.” 

And WHY do we love this guy?

HE FIGHTS.

I would expect that the geniuses running Joe Biden (meant as written) will shortly stand upon their pandemic porn soapy boxes to scream as emotionally as they are able that this transcends “constitutional” liberties, because…HUMANITY! HOW DARE YOU! HITLER! FOR THE CHILDREN!!!

And, well…you know…their autocratic, auto- default. They’re already practicing, I KNOW it.

Yes, Yes, A Thousand Times Yes

A Gathering of Intellectual Titans is Imminent

The signs are everywhere.

I can feel it. I can hear it coming.

Can you?

With slobbering sycophants, who hyperbolize every mundane, done-a-million-times-before, was-even-evil-when-the-previous-administration-did-it occurrence, turning them into fantabulous portents of greatness, wisdom, and light.

God almighty.

It’s fucking fireworks, dude.

#ThanksBidenVoters

As for Thumping on Trump’s “Bone Spurs”?

#NeverMind

Let the HEALING and UNITY Begin

They’ve almost got the camps ready for us YOU (not me, I didn’t do anything…).

It seems to me that we’ve got to be grateful for the naked aggression and vindictive proscriptions planned in these pronouncements, as it belies the burbling bullshit of the past four years, re: accusations of Trump voters (and Trump himself) as NAZIS/racists/dictators/fascists/brown shirts. The only ones ever talking about such actions were these guys. And now the ones seriously contemplating how to stomp their fellow citizens…well, no, wait. They don’t consider them/us/you/me “fellow” anything, do they? Lemme rephrase.

Now, the only ones seriously contemplating how to stomp the heathen occupiers in the wilderness outside the Sacred Circle of Wokeness and Light into submission/proper subjugation to the myriad constituencies comprising the New Order are, yet again, these guys. I’m beginning to think the tortured calls of NAZI/RACIST/FASCIST/BROWNSHIRT/DICTATOR were projection. RIGHT?!

They were just practicing the lingo until they could actually act. Ergo the old truism:

Scratch a Leftie, reveal a Fascist.

As Heather MacDonald just put it

It’s an odd way to seek national unity: call a significant portion of the American public white supremacists, racists, and nativists. Welcome to the Biden presidency.

Joe Biden’s inaugural speech as 46th president is predictably being hailed for its “unifying” message. And just as predictably, his invocations of the divisive bromides of the identitarian Left are being swept under the rug.

According to Biden, we are a “great nation” and a “good people.” But we also oppress minorities with an ever-rising fervor. “Growing inequity” is among the greatest challenges facing the country, according to Biden, along with the “sting of systemic racism” and encroaching “white supremacy.” Only now are we confronting “a cry for racial justice, some four hundred years in the making.”

GAWD, we ARE awful, aren’t we? Who knew?

I hadn’t realized. Guess I’ll wait for the wait for the “camp” train with you guys. Somebody bring snacks, okay?

A Mordor Sky Tonight

Really appropriate, no?

Sláinte mhath!

Lamentations on the Day

#NotMyPresident and #Resistance are the highest, purest forms of patriotism…or so I have spent the past four years being REPEATEDLY assured.

*sigh*

And drink.

Timid men…prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty.

~ Thomas Jefferson

This FAWKING Hack

Dr. “Rachel” Levine, who condemned everyone ELSE’S mother/father/grandparents, to brutal, LONELY DEATHS in Pennsylvania nursing homes, while “her” mother got YANKED OUT to safety?

Is gonna be your new assistant Health and HUMAN Services Secretary.

Let me offer up a little trip back through COVID Memory Lane. Dr. Levine is a proponent of the “Cuomo Theory of Elderly Care During Pandemics” better known as “Killing Your Grandparents Softly.”

Sen. Doug Mastriano, a first-term Republican representing Franklin, Adams and a part of York counties, said Levine has committed the equivalent of policy malpractice in her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, specifically in her handling of the virus’s spread through nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Mastriano specifically targeted Levine for a policy which called for nursing home and long-term care patients who had been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 to be returned to their homes when they were ready for release from hospitals. Mastriano said that contributed to major outbreaks in numerous nursing homes around the state.

“Our secretary of health, Dr. Levine, decided that it would be good to allow COVID-positive patients to be returned to elder-care facitlies. And as a result of that, it broke out like fire,” Mastriano said during a rally with constituents at the base of the Capitol steps Monday.

“The very same people our secretary of health said were going to be vulnerable… It unleashed heck upon our dearly beloved fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I think that’s unconscionable, unacceptable, and that secretary needs to be held accountable for that awful decision,” Mastriano said.

The good doctor’s mom? Oh, she got HER the HELL outta HER nursing home, no worries.

Do I CARE if he/she’s the FIRST anything?

No.

Do I CARE if he/she’s a DECENT HUMAN BEING/COMPETENT MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL/HAS THE BEST INTEREST OF EVERY BREATHING SOUL IN THIS COUNTRY at his/her miserable, shrunken heart?

Well. Yeah. And demonstrably doesn’t.

Every Move You Make

…Google is watching YOU.

A helpful article from CNET https://www.cnet.com/how-to/google-collects-a-frightening-amount-of-data-about-you-you-can-find-and-delete-it-now/

…and some music to read by.

Nothing to worry about.

Words You Won’t Hear In DC Next Week

“With malice toward none with charity for all with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan ~ to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

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