Item The first item is the image which heads this post. Lady Gaggag with all living ex-Presidents. She is standing, they are sitting. Who is in charge? This picture may be adopted as the iconic Insanity & Doom image. (Hat tip to James True, who originally posted the image.)
Lilly Diabetes has pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly’s No. 6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, citing a racially insensitive remark made by the driver’s father in the 1980s that surfaced this week.
Which reminds me. Have they fully purged Mark Twain yet? We wouldn’t want some poor child to stumble across Tom Sawyer and be shocked into a fit by seeing racially insensitive remarks.
Incidentally, “racially insensitive remark” means “words spoken ill of a non-white.” We have already seen words spoken ill of whites are celebrated as sensitive and non-racial.
This story brings up a question you can help me with, dear reader. What is the statute of limitations on “racially insensitive remarks”? At least 30 years, as the story proves. But is it 40? 50? Unlimited? If it was unlimited Mark Twain really would be gone. Is the limitation dependent on time? Meaning, this Current Year it’s 30 years, but due to progress, next Current Year it’s 40 years?
In-N-Out Burger is shaking up social media this week but not in a good way: Its $25,000 donation to the California Republican Party has led some people to call for a boycott of the burger chain…
The company also gave $30,000 last year and $50,000 this year to a PAC called Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy, which supports pro-business Democratic candidates, as Fortune pointed out.
Word is, as you probably heard, this boycott failed. It was a small, one-day furor. But that it happened at all is what is of interest. Of course, donating to a political cause in California is how they got Brendan Eich. I’m sure that lesson encouraged others, especially since many political donations are on-the-record.
Donating to Republicans—who are thisclose to Democrats—is a thoughtcrime; at least, to some. It will be interesting to (a) watch how and when this happens again, and (b) to discover, as we just discussed, the statute of limitations on donations. How many years in the past makes a donation a valid thoughtcrime.
Probably depends on exactly who the donation went to. Generic Republican party is probably the shortest; whereas, groups that, say, recognize actual marriage is unlimited.
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in America, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017, surpassing the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000, CDC scientists reported Tuesday.
Experts say many factors have contributed to the rapid rise, though the biggest one may be less frequent condom use. It’s less clear whether dating apps, like Tinder, have contributed in some way to the spread of STDs, though some researchers think they have.
Lord save us from “experts”.
In the past, the majority of syphilis infections were seen in gay men, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, Bolan told NBC News. “More recently, there have been increases among heterosexual men and women, including among pregnant women, which means we’re starting to see these infections in their babies.”
Never, even in my fertile imagination, would I have guessed that we would find a smoking-gun 49-page memo revealing how George Soros operatives, including David Brock, were there at the genesis, the planning stages, with their hands on the ignition key, of the most concerted, well-funded, diabolical attack on free speech in the history of America.
I know what you’re thinking. That guy has a limited imagination. Here is the link to the memo, which, amazingly, still has not been wiped.
Now this is old news; the only reason I post it is to emphasize that of course it takes money and planning to conduct such wide-scale censoring. If I were incautious, I’d call this a conspiracy. And I’d remind you that not all conspiracies are theories.
…most of the 230 Catholic colleges and universities have strayed far from their Catholic roots. This all began in 1967 when Catholic college leaders—including the now-disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick—gathered in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, to create a manifesto that declared their “true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of whatever kind, lay or clerical.”
As a public service to graduates of those universities, here is a link to the definition of irony.