May 21, 2022

SCIENCE, UNSETTLED: New research challenges established ideas about infant crying.

ANNALS OF LEFTIST AUTOPHAGY: California tries to ban guns on movie sets.

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Loudoun County School Board Moves to Block Investigation of Sexual Assaults it Covered Up.

FASTER, PLEASE: Study: Drug could block inflammation, pain, restore function in spinal cord injury.

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Rex Murphy: How ridiculous is it for universities to ‘cancel’ sonnets? Let me count the ways.

WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT WHEN THEY’RE WINNING? Growing Chorus Is Urging Ukraine To Sue for Peace in a Compromise With Putin: Beyond justice, there is no guarantee that a compromise involving Ukraine conceding territory that the Russian army currently holds would satisfy Putin. Well, yes.

A growing chorus in Washington and Europe is urging President Zelensky to lay down and play dead. If only Russia were permitted to eat up the Donbas region of Ukraine, they say, there would be peace in our time — just as there was supposed to be after Hitler was allowed to seize the Sudetenland.

This call is intensifying as the financial cost of America’s involvement in the European war is passing $56 billion and rising. As Republican fiscal hawks and Democrat doves are beginning to push back, Ukraine could become politically hazardous for President Biden as America hurtles toward the midterms.

The latest voice in this chorus is the New York Times editorial board, which often voices un-uttered White House sentiments and policy prescriptions. Now it is advocating a war-ending path. In an editorial Friday, the paper declared, “It is still not in America’s best interest to plunge into an all-out war with Russia, even if a negotiated peace may require Ukraine to make some hard decisions.”

The recipe seems simple: End the Ukraine war in a way that would allow the invader, Vladimir Putin, to save face. If Ukraine ceded such territories as the breakaway “republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk and allowed Russia to maintain its annexation of Crimea, this thinking goes, Moscow would lick its wounds, declare victory, and end the war
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The real winner in such a scenario, goes the argument, would be the Ukrainians, because they managed to wrestle the Bear and stay alive. By this light, all’s well that ends well. War over, everybody wins.

Yet Kyiv isn’t buying it.

Mr. Zelensky recently disclosed, in an interview with Italy’s RAI television, that this very compromise was offered to him by President Macron. His answer, Mr. Zelensky said, was a resounding no.

“We want the Russian army to leave our land,” he told RAI. “We won’t help Putin save face by paying with our territory. That would be unjust.”

Beyond justice, there is no guarantee Mr. Putin would be satisfied by a compromise involving a concession by Ukraine of territory currently held by the Russian army. Such border lines rarely remain intact, as invaders remain hungry for additional conquest.

To discourage future invasions, make this one extremely painful.

OUT ON A LIMB: Hillary Clinton Did It. “In short, the Clinton campaign created the Trump-Alfa allegation, fed it to a credulous press that failed to confirm the allegations but ran with them anyway, then promoted the story as if it was legitimate news. The campaign also delivered the claims to the FBI, giving journalists another excuse to portray the accusations as serious and perhaps true.”

THE POWER LINE WEEK IN PICTURES: Formulaic Edition.

READER FAVORITE: HATHASPACE Smart Air Purifier. #CommissionEarned

I’M SURE THIS IS SOMEHOW TUCKER CARLSON’S FAULT: Chinese grad student allegedly attempted to murder cop in California.

WHAT ARE THEY PLANNING TO DO THAT WILL INVOLVE PUTIN-LIKE SANCTIONS? China Insists Party Elites Shed Overseas Assets, Eyeing Western Sanctions on Russia.

The ban, outlined in an internal notice by the party’s powerful Central Organization Department, could play a role in Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s efforts to increase his influence at a twice-a-decade leadership shuffle scheduled for later this year.

Issued in March, the directive prohibits spouses and children of ministerial-level officials from holding—directly or indirectly—any real estate abroad or shares in entities registered overseas, the people said.

Senior officials and members of their immediate families would also be barred from setting up accounts with overseas financial institutions unless they have legitimate reasons for doing so—such as study or work—the people said.

It isn’t clear if the rules apply retroactively, but family members of some senior officials have sold shares in overseas companies in order to comply, the people said. It isn’t known if the directive will be made public.

The directive came as Mr. Xi seeks to minimize geopolitical risks for the Communist Party amid concerns that officials with overseas financial exposure could become a liability if the U.S. and other Western powers impose sanctions against Chinese leaders and their relatives, similar to what was done against Moscow following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Hmm.

UPDATE: A friend writes: “That CCP order probably has a lot to do with controlling high-ranking members. Overseas accounts and real estate are not only great investments, but safety valves. Bolt holes. I still think we should hit the PRC with about a $3 trillion sanction for loosing the Wuhan.”

I agree.

A BIG SIGH OF RELIEF AT BOEING: Boeing’s Starliner docks with International Space Station.

REMINDER, I’M ON THE NCLA BOARD OF ADVISORS: NCLA Clinches 1st Amend. Victory in NLRB Lawsuit over Ben Domenech Satirical Tweet, No Veiled Threat, Says Court. The claim was always bogus, of course.

COLLUSION: Report confirms White House had advance knowledge of the NSBA’s ‘domestic terrorism’ letter and promised ‘we have your back.’

Calling parents who disagree with educrats “terrorists” is a bad look. But it’s beyond looks. People should be prosecuted for what was done here. (Bumped).

BLACK LIVES MATTER KILLS BLACK PEOPLE EN MASSE: Anti-cop pols yawn as slay spike hits black Americans hardest. “While politicians were marching in arms with protesters claiming to care about black lives, they were actively making their lives worse. For black Americans who live in dangerous neighborhoods, removing the police has made them even more unsafe and has emboldened the criminal element that resides alongside the innocent.”

Black Lives Matter was always a scam. It was never about making things better for black people, and it hasn’t. But it’s enriched some people, and let a lot of woke white people pretend that their lives have meaning.

If that pretense cost a lot of black people their lives so be it. Nothing’s more important than letting woke white people pretend that their lives have meaning.

UPDATE: BLM supporters got what they paid for: The surge in support for the movement was purely about cleansing white guilt.

IS THE NEW MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK sexually transmitted?

Plus: “The irony is that we’re victims of our own success here to some extent. ‘The smallpox vaccine incidentally protected against monkeypox,’ Ed Yong notes. ‘And when new generations were born into a world without either smallpox or smallpox-vaccination campaigns, they grew up vulnerable to monkeypox.'”

I think we should have been vaccinating people against smallpox — which also provides considerable protection against monkeypox — all along. Sure, smallpox appears to have been eradicated, but if we’re wrong and there’s a “virgin field” smallpox outbreak it would be a catastrophe of biblical proportions.

THEY DON’T EVEN TRY TO PRETEND THAT THEY’RE NOT JUST DEMOCRATIC TOOLS: The media long knives come out for Herschel Walker.

PARTY OF SCIENCE: Just like the bees, the ‘Beepocalypse’ myth isn’t dying.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Mini Pocket Binoculars. #CommissionEarned

KNOW YOUR PLACE, PEASANTS: Brown University Students Extract Groveling Apology From Working-Class Watering Hole.

I remember when working-class watering holes would administer beatings to Ivy League students who got in their faces. In retrospect, that was probably a better world than one in which entitled snowflakes get their way.

FLASHBACK: Ron DeSantis has emerged as America’s awesome ‘shadow president.’

LOWEST SO FAR: Biden’s approval dips to lowest of presidency.

May 20, 2022

GAIN OF FUNCTION: Wuhan Lab Publishes Study Manipulating H7N9 Virus To Be More Lethal.

AUSTIN BAY: America’s Next Wars.

THAT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE GARBAGE PEOPLE ON A POWER TRIP:

BY JOVE, I THINK HE GETS IT:

The people who are responding that he should just concentrate on doing tech stuff don’t get it. Nowadays you need a bodyguard of lawyers just to go about your business.

DAN MARKEL UPDATE: Wendi Adelson And Luis Rivera Take The Stand In The Retrial Of Katherine Magbanua In Dan Markel’s Murder.

I’ve been remiss in covering the trial this week, but Paul Caron has everything rounded up.

OPEN THREAD: When explanations make no sense, when every answer’s wrong. You’ve got to find a way to say what you want to say, break out.

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY, SUPPLY CHAIN EDITION: Merchant mariners stranded on ships in Shanghai during COVID lockdown.

THE NEW SPACE RACE: On National Security | Drawing lessons from the first ‘commercial space war.’

ANALYSIS: TRUE. “It was a fraudulent firing from the beginning…. Just because George Floyd died, which was a national tragedy, doesn’t mean the social mob gets to go around demanding people get fired just because they are offended by controversial comments.”

Plus, from the comments: “America is in deep trouble if state universities think they did the right thing in censoring this man’s reasonable, learned speech.”

We either need better people running state universities, or to get rid of state universities.

THE CURSE OF CUOMO LINGERS: Hochul’s racial huckstering after Buffalo ignores NY’s violent-crime surge.

THE WOKE TSUNAMI IS RECEDING: Hurrah for new HBO boss uncanceling J.K. Rowling.

WE FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, EXCEPT WHEN IT MIGHT HURT UPSCALE WOMEN’S FEELINGS: Talk about deadly obesity risks in America? Fat chance.

OLD AND BUSTED: The Hawaiian Judges.

The New Hotness? Louisiana Judges! “A Louisiana federal judge blocked the Biden administration on Friday from winding down Title 42—a pandemic-related border restriction that allows for the immediate expulsion of asylum-seekers and other migrants.”

 

FLORIDA MAN FRIDAY: Embarrassing! He Brought a Knife to a Gunfight. “Everyone knows the Chicago Way: They pull a knife, you pull a gun. Then there’s the Florida Way: You pull a knife and he pulls a gun while his wife helpfully videos the whole thing for the police to use as evidence against you.”

WOKE POLITICS, EXPLAINED:

THUG LIFE WRIT LARGE: Mountains of grain left to rot as Vladimir Putin ‘blackmails the world.’

YOUNG-ADULT WEBSITE* VOX.COM: The Depp-Heard trial has played right into the hands of far-right extremists.

Conservative media outlets have also promoted a one-sided narrative of the case; Vice recently reported that Ben Shapiro’s popular conservative news platform the Daily Wire has spent nearly $50,000 promoting ads about the trial on Instagram and Facebook — most of it trashing Amber Heard. The presence of these bad actors has, if anything, only exacerbated the vitriol Heard has received within the mainstream.

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To be clear, this isn’t an easy story of good and evil. It’s impossible to completely absolve Amber Heard, who has her own alleged history of violence, or frame Depp as a monster incapable of kindness, charity, and the positive energy that amassed him millions of fans to begin with. Yet you don’t need to do either of those things to acknowledge that this is a case about the deeply unfunny topic of intimate partner abuse and that the major points of this trial have already been decided in one court of law. The judge at the first trial in 2020 found Heard had proven 12 of 14 allegations of abuse. So far none of the trial testimony has substantially contradicted anything in Heard’s original claim of being a domestic violence survivor.

Culture critic Ella Dawson has a Twitter thread compiling reporting on the myriad ways in which this trial is not only destroying years of progress made against domestic abuse in the US, but also laying the groundwork for a culture in which bots and bad actors harass, vilify, and eviscerate all other prominent women who publicly name their abusers — like Gamergate, but times tens of millions of participants, and gleefully endorsed by people all across American culture.

That, above all — above the TikTok cat memers mocking Heard and Saturday Night Live dismissing the whole trial as “for fun” — is what’s absolutely jawdropping here. This trial, which amounts to a simple yes/no question over whether Heard had the right to call herself a victim of domestic abuse in a single sentence from that 2018 opinion piece, has somehow united far-right misogynists with middle-of-the-road liberals and geeky progressive fandom acolytes of Depp.

Evergreen:

* Classical reference.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: Biden Judicial Pick Lied About Cop Killings. Now She Claims She Didn’t.

HISTORY: The Great Shooting Stance Feud.

WOEING: The New Air Force Ones Are Late, So the Old Planes Need More Cash, Official Says. “Air Force acquisition chief cites 2- to 3-year delay, which Boeing blames on subcontractor and supply problems.”

STAY FASHIONABLE: Leather Ratchet Belt 2 Pack. #CommissionEarned

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: James Baker buries Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann in probe.

A former FBI official delivered devastating testimony Thursday against former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann — saying he’s “100% confident” the defendant denied acting “on behalf of any particular client” when he handed over since-debunked information linking Donald Trump and Russia.

“I think it was pretty close to the beginning of the meeting. Part of his introduction to the meeting,” former FBI general counsel James Baker told jurors in Washington, DC, federal court.

Baker’s account directly supports the sole charge against Sussmann as a result of special counsel John Durham’s probe into alleged law-breaking in connection with the FBI and Robert Mueller’s probes of purported Trump-Russia ties.

Sussmann, 57, is on trial on a single count of lying to the government during a Sept. 19, 2016, sit-down with Baker at FBI headquarters.

Ouch.

PREDICTABLY ENOUGH, THEY’RE TRYING TO GIN UP A BOGUS SEX SCANDAL ON ELON MUSK. HE’S TREATING IT WITH THE SERIOUSNESS IT DESERVES:

When you’re targeted by a clown show, the only proper response is to point and laugh.

BEING AROUND YOUNG, HEALTHY MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX EXTENDS LIFE AND FERTILITY: New research finds that male pheromones may improve health of females’ eggs. If I recall, there was an experiment with fruit flies that showed male fruit flies living longer and being more fertile when exposed to young female fruit flies.

HE’S A UNITER! Even Democrats Are Getting Sick of Presidentish Joe Biden.

IT’S ALIENS: NASA engineers investigate Voyager 1 spacecraft data mystery.

MY NEW YORK POST COLUMN: The left hates Elon Musk because he’s a twin threat that doesn’t tolerate BS.

Why does the left hate Elon Musk?

It’s simple, really: Because he can’t be controlled, and because he doesn’t tolerate BS.

The left can’t stand either. It insists on control, to the point of systematically eliminating or co-opting anything that might serve as an independent power center. (Their fear is justified: “Music clubs” turned out to be a major factor in Czechoslovakia’s 1989 anticommunist Velvet Revolution.) And it insists on not merely spreading BS, but on requiring people to repeat and endorse its BS as a sign of submission.

Musk is thus a twin threat. As the sometime richest man in the world, he has a lot of power, and it’s not under anyone else’s control. And he’s a nerd, with a nerd’s low tolerance for bull. Where more socially “polished” people would go out of their way to show fealty to leftist tropes popular among the Gentry Class regardless of their absurdity, Musk is happy to point out that the emperor has no clothes.

The naked emperors who want to rule us hate that. (Bumped).

UKRAINE WAR: Putin’s Latest Brilliant Masterstroke. “Three months into this stupid war, there’s zero sign of restraint or wisdom in either Moscow or Washington.”

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Shortage of contrast dye for medical scans leads to rationing, delayed procedures.

HMM: MONKEYPOX THOUGHTS from 2021.

CHANGE? Fifth Circuit Court Starts Dismantling The Administrative State. “The Securities and Exchange Commission’s in-house judges violate the U.S. Constitution by denying fraud defendants their right to a jury trial and acting without necessary guidance from Congress, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.”

DON’T GET COCKY: Dems in Disarray: Internal Polling Looks Devastating. “Down eight points within battleground districts. In their own polling. Which means that some ‘tossup’ races are just gone for them, and other ‘reach’ races for Republicans may very well be on the board. And if battleground congressional races mirror Senate battlegrounds, the DSCC must also have bad indigestion right about now.”

KEVIN DOWNEY JR: Creep-fest: 135 — Oops, 137 Teachers Arrested for Sex Crimes So Far This Year.

READER FAVORITE: Nisaku Hori-Hori Weeding and Digging Knife. #CommissionEarned

WHEW: Starliner successfully launches, reaches a stable orbit. “The Boeing spacecraft is presently targeted to dock with the International Space Station at around 7:10 pm ET on Friday.”

THE GEORGE FLOYD GRAVY TRAIN IS RUNNING OUT OF STEAM: Netflix scraps two Ibram Kendi shows: ‘Antiracist Baby’ show meets the chopping block.

“BAD LUCK:”

CRITICAL RACE THEORY WAS EXPLICITLY DESIGNED TO UNDERCUT EQUALITY AND FREE SPEECH: Prof calls diversity of thought ‘white supremacist b******t.’

JOE ISN’T UP TO THE JOB: Jill Biden sent on diplomatic mission to save the Summit of the Americas.

YES, THEY’LL COVID TEST AT THE DROP OF A HAT BUT IT’S LIKE PULLING TEETH TO GET A FLU TEST: How Many Influenza and RSV Cases Go Untreated Because They Had a Negative COVID Test?

The CDC tells readers the best protection against influenza is the flu vaccine. Unfortunately, this year’s flu vaccine is only 16 percent effective against contracting influenza. The CDC influenza surveillance report goes on to say, “There are also prescription flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat flu illness.”

But, as I pointed out in my April 18, 2022 blogpost, the prescription antiviral, Tamiflu, must be started within the first two days of the onset of influenza.

Unfortunately, rapid influenza tests that give results in about 15 minutes can only be performed by health care practitioners at urgent care centers or in doctors’ offices. The Food and Drug Administration has thus far only approved at‐​home self‐​administered flu tests that must be sent in to laboratories that provide results in about 2 days—often outside the window for effective antiviral treatment.

Well, the FDA. But there’s finally progress: “On May 18 the FDA announced it approved a new at‐​home, self‐​administered test that can detect COVID, influenza, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus—11 percent mortality in adults) off of one specimen. The test is available without a prescription and can be obtained online from Labcorp or at retail stores. This new test is an important breakthrough.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Private College Tuition Discount Rate Hits All-Time High Of 54.5%.

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Nationwide Gas Prices Could Hit Staggering New High By August, Top U.S. Bank Analyst Says.

Flashback: Biden admin cancels massive oil and gas lease sale amid record-high gas prices.

The Biden administration canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease sales pending before the Department of the Interior Wednesday, as Americans face record-high prices at the pump, according to AAA.

The DOI halted the potential to drill for oil in over 1 million acres in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, along with two lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. The move comes as Biden has taken a few actions to combat high gas prices, despite his administration’s generally hostile approach to the oil industry.

“Due to lack of industry interest in leasing in the area, the Department will not move forward with the proposed Cook Inlet OCS oil and gas lease sale 258,” a DOI spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement Thursday.

“The Department also will not move forward with lease sales 259 and 261 in the Gulf of Mexico region, as a result of delays due to factors including conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales,” the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson also told FOX Business that “there are 10.9 million acres of offshore federal waters already under lease to industry,” and “of those, the industry is not producing on more than three-quarters (75.7% or 8.26 million acres).”

Federal law requires DOI to stick to a five-year leasing plan for auctioning offshore leases. The department had until the end fo the current five-year plan – due to expire on June 30 – to complete the sales.

A source familiar with the Cook Inlet lease confirmed to FOX Business that the DOI received no comments indicating specific company interest in leasing during the scoping period.

Within his first week in office, President Biden signed an executive order temporarily suspending new oil and gas leases on federal lands. The administration resumed the new leasing last month following court challenges against the ban. The administration is appealing a ruling in which Judge James Cain, a Trump appointee, struck down the ban.

Earlier: “We’re going to keep at it to ensure the American people are paying their fair share for gas,” is the perfect Kinsley Gaffe for an Obama administration retread like Biden:  As Steven Chu, Obama’s then-incoming energy secretary, told the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2008: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Related: Biden tormented by Republican guerrilla campaign and ‘I did it’ stickers.

Also: 100Pcs I Did That Biden Funny Car Stickers. #Resist #CommissionEarned

DEAL OF THE DAY: Swimming Goggles. #CommissionEarned

DON’T GET COCKY: Yet Another Omen of Impending Democrat Doom in the 2022 Midterms. “John Couvillon, the founder of MC Analytics & Polling, has analyzed voter turnout in the ten states that have run primaries so far in 2022, compared it to 2018 (the last midterm election, in which Democrats won back control of the House), and found massive shifts toward Republican turnout in all but one of them.”

EVERY INSTITUTION HAS BEEN CORRUPTED: How FBI bigwig aided and abetted Hillary Clinton plot.

GEORGE WILL DISCUSSES HERIOT & MULDER:  In the Washington Post and in newspapers without pay walls.

HMM: Britain offers smallpox vaccine as monkeypox cases spread in Europe. Odds are this will fizzle, but expect poor compliance with public health measures, as the public health apparatus has lost credibility due to its behavior with Covid.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: Network News Ignores Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ and Its Quick Demise, Study Finds.

YOU SPELLED “HEROES” WRONG: Washington Post blames ‘far-right influencers’ for tanking Biden’s Disinformation Board.

REMEMBER MURPHY BROWN? It was three decades ago when then-Vice President Dan Quayle defended the traditional family and was rewarded with a sustained assault led by Candace Bergen nee sitcom star “Murphy Brown.”

Quayle’s sin, Issues & Insights reminds us this morning, was to extoll the intact family unit with a father and mother in the home to raise kids, instill positive values in them and maintain the sort of social cohesion required to preserve a healthy community.

“Quayle lamented that those controlling the commanding heights of the culture often send the wrong message. He specifically faulted the CBS-TV sitcom Murphy Brown for depicting its lead character as ‘mocking the importance of fathers, by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice.’ Quayle concluded his remarks by inviting a ‘national debate’ over these issues to ‘roar on.’

“The roar went on for months. Quayle was immediately denounced by Diane English, Murphy’s creator and producer. Hillary Clinton called Quayle ‘out of touch.’ The controversy reached a crescendo when the series returned for a fifth season that fall. Its season premiere was devoted to the Quayle speech with its star character lecturing the audience about the merits of nontraditional family structures.”

The intervening years have certainly provided abundant evidence of who was right and who was truly out of touch with human reality.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEFING: Will Hillary Clinton Ever Take the Fall for Being Pure Evil? “The latest doings in the Durham probe are getting so close to Hillary that she’s probably hitting an extra box of Franzia for breakfast every day.”

NO SIMILAR FIGURE ON THE RIGHT EVER DID THIS WITH RBG: NYT Writer Urged Activists To Escalate Protests Targeting Kavanaugh.

BIDENFLATION: Chicken wings for $34? Pent-up inflation driving food costs higher.

AND IT WAS AN ACT OF PATRIOTISM: A Confession: I Did, Indeed, Mock and Attack Nina Jankowicz and the DHS.

These people are unAmerican and awful, and they should be chased out of their jobs and humiliated until they learn better. If, as all the best people have assured us, it’s okay to punch Nazis then these people deserve no slack.

OH MY: Clinton Lawyer Marc Elias Sings Like a Canary at Sussman-Durham Trial. “Elias confirmed in his testimony that he hired Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. He also testified that he would share “the fruits of their work” with senior Clinton campaign officials, and that Fusion GPS was also working for the DNC as part of its support for Hillary’s campaign.”

PROFESSOR CARRINGTON, CALL YOUR OFFICE: Why the next big solar storm might hit Earth without warning. “A big solar storm could fry the internet, but at least space weather forecasts would give us a day or two to prepare. Or maybe not, because physicists have just discovered a new kind of solar storm that strikes without notice.”

A really big solar storm would fry more than the Internet.

PEOPLE WHO JUDGE WRITERS BY THEIR SKIN COLOR, SELF-IDENTIFICATION OR SEX LIVES ARE…. WHAT’S THE WORD?  Fisking a GQ article – Why won’t men read my preachy literati bullshit?

Oh, yeah. Idiots. Also racist, sexist, misandistrists and a bunch of  other nonsense. But mostly idiots.
However, this idiot also worships at “literary” which is — listen to me — just a marketing genre. It has no inherent virtue. It’s like someone getting upset over someone liking Westerns or …. oh, yeah, she gets upset at her boyfriend like science fiction.

Fortunately we have a Larry Correia to fisk that.

BEFORE CANDLES THE SOCIALISTS USED ELECTRICITY:  Blackouts… Because Climate Change! Blame Natural Gas!

HOW IS IT THOSE EMAILS ARE TURNING UP EVERYWHERE BUT MSM NEWS SITES?  Newly Leaked Hunter Biden Emails Point to Possible White House Corruption.

NASA’S PANIC WASN’T NEARLY AS BAD AS THE PANIC OF THE GUYS WEARING THE HELMETS:  Panicked NASA cancels spacewalks after ISS astronaut’s helmet ‘fills with water’.

CANADA LEADS THE WAY IN KILLING THE POOR:  Why is Canada euthanising the poor?

You know, lives unworthy of living….

SINCE SHE’S FRIENDS WITH SOME VERY OLD ENEMIES OF MY PEOPLE IN SF/F, I LAUGHED SO HARD I HURT MYSELF:  Wicked witch of the woke Nina Jankowicz resigns as Disinformation Governance Board is put on ‘pause’.

IT’S NOT JUST THAT DEMOCRATS LIE. IT’S THEY ALSO BELIEVE THEIR OWN LIES:  The “Texas Sharpshooter”.

THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO CALL THEIR LAWYERS:  Pushback: Two Alaska Airlines flight attendants fired for asking questions file lawsuit.

AND THE OTHER HALF ARE IN IT FOR THE MEMES:  Audit Reveals Half of Biden’s Twitter Followers are Fake Accounts.

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