Hey Biden, how’s the jaw? It looks like a you took a solid one-two.
Just yesterday, one of two blows were dealt to the Biden administration. One was from the Supreme Court, which struck down an attempted vaccination mandate on employers with at least 100 employees, saying that the President had no such authority, and pointing out that the likes of Covid-19 was a universal concern, and not specifically a workplace hazard. However, in a split-decision, the court upheld a similar mandate on healthcare workers.
This was a huge blow to the Biden presidency, for which this was considered a flagship piece of legislation, and would have been a significant part of Biden’s legislative legacy.
Opponents such as myself were concerned, considering that if the Supreme Court had favored it, the mandate would have fundamentally changed the relationship between the individual and government, as the government would have mandated a consumer product, and what’s more, the product would have been an irreversible medical procedure, violating the individual’s bodily autonomy.
I can only imagine how much Hunter Biden lost in investments.
But hey, it helps to have a backup plan, in case things go awry. That’s why Biden wanted to end the legislative filibuster, which would have made it simple to push through a bill that would have allowed non-citizens to vote without identification.
That’s where Biden suffered another blow. Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema came out in opposition to changing the long-standing legislative filibuster, effectively denying Biden the majority he would have needed to end the filibuster, and ending his dream of pushing through what he pleased.
This left Biden reeling, as the announcement came about an hour before Biden was to address Senate Democrats, and his writers had to scramble to come up with something for the man to read from his teleprompter.
Unless Biden can invent another way to screw things up, he’s on the fast-track to becoming a figurehead for the rest of his term. His popularity is expected to continue to reach new lows, as inflation is getting out of control, and the costs of gas and food are continuing to rise, with no apparent plan to mitigate these problems.
Of course, it’s not helping him that he’s been devising schemes to make peoples lives worse, and continuing with the divisive rhetoric, and painting a bleak outlook, all while offering nothing in the way of encouragement.
Just sit him down in his recliner, put a blanket over him, and give him a small bowl of Werther’s Originals to hand out. Biden’s best days are behind him.
Back in 2018, a #MeToo campaigner complained to an art exhibit to have a work removed because the person was triggered by it. Shortly afterwards, the work was reinstated after public outcry. The work in question was the one pictured above, a Victorian era painting titled Hylas and the Nymphs.
Great work guys, you censored a work of art from over a century ago that took inspiration from a fable thousands of years old just to satisfy a blowhard belonging to a fad movement.
It’s because of things like this that people don’t take feminism seriously. And it backfires when people become ashamed to identify as feminists, as indicated by this note left for the curator:
If you spend time looking at art, you’re bound to find something that’s objectionable to you. If you dislike a work of art, your solution is simple: If you don’t like it, don’t look at it.
If this process comes off as novel and confusing, I’ve provided a simple flow chart to assist you:
That pretty much lays it out. If you’re still unable to follow, then you shouldn’t have been able to operate an automobile all the way to an art exhibit without causing an accident. Learn to drive.
And while you’re at it, stop assuming that every artistic expression of nudity and sexuality somehow demeans women. Nudity is the natural state of the human body, and is not inherently evil. Sexuality is one of the most human traits, and is a universal part of the human experience. An expression of either one doesn’t devalue women. Or anyone, for that matter.
And if, after considering all this, you still don’t like a work of art, just don’t look at it. I doubt that you fill the Pictures directory of your computer with images you don’t like, so why go out of your way to personally view a piece that only makes you upset? Just move on. Calling yourself a feminist doesn’t give you permission to decide for everyone else what art they have access to. Stop assuming that the rest of us can’t handle what we see.
Feminists have a very negative view of the general population, and this is what guides their attempts to decide for us what media that we have access to. Museum goers did a good job of not letting them. Very well done, keep it up.
There are cards circulating for to present to doctors, to ask them not to weigh the presenters so the presenters can avoid the stress of knowing that they’re not in good health. The front side is pictured above, and the back is below:
And now for the hot take:
It’s hard to decide on just one thing that is funniest about this, because it’s hilarious on multiple levels. Here’s the weight-card-ridicule starter pack:
The implication that eliminating any possible source of stress is more important than taking care of the only body that the presenter would have for the rest of their life,
The insistence on burying their head in the sand rather than acknowledge that they have a problem,
The insistence that no one point their problem out to them, further enabling them to ignore it,
The implication that lighter people don’t have the same problem with stress over their weight, which is simply wrong,
The implication that they know what’s healthier for them than a trained, licensed, college-educated medical professional,
That weight stigma matters more to the buffoon than getting their sorry ass in shape.
I get it, becoming physically fit is not easy. You know what else is hard? Going for just about anything else that’s worth going for.
But apparently, it’s also hard to just ask your doctor not to weigh you, because it seems someone has decided that it would be easier to print up some cards to present to a doctor instead.
While we’re at it, why don’t we eliminate the spoken word wherever we deem it inconvenient, and present cards with preselected statements that people commonly use in the hopes that the recipient will accept them in place of actually talking to them? I’ve already thought of a few simple phrases that would fit on business-card stock:
Let’s have sex.
Make that a super-size.
I’d like to speak to your manager.
It’s my duty to inform you in accordance with Megan’s Law that I’m a convicted sex offender living in your community.
My preferred pronouns are (write in your own)
That credit card is a decoy. Just play along.
Dark Magician (Dark) 7 star [Spellcaster] ATK/2500 DEF/2100
For Avon cosmetics, call me at __________.
Why bother with simple social inconvenience when we can kill a few trees, instead?
If you don’t feel comfortable talking about your “Health at Every Size” now, it will definitely make for interesting conversation when you’re dying due to obesity-related complications. But if at that point you’re still not up for it, then maybe by that point you’ll have thought up a few witty cards to present when the time comes.
“Look, there is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level,”
We know how the United States of America works: Each of the states has the authority to govern their own affairs, with limited intervention on the part of the federal government. That’s one of the basics of United States government, and one of the reasons why some states may have different laws than others.
It’s great that Biden has come around to realizing the obvious, but it brings up a question. Actually, it brings up a few, but here’s the big one:
Did Biden just admit that he’s giving up on his vaccine mandates on employers?
Because that’s what it sounds like. Granted, Biden’s OSHA scheme was issued a stay by a federal court by reason of grave constitutional concerns, and at this point, it’s looking like it might not go much further.
While Biden’s statement fell short of admitting that he was wrong to issue federal vaccine mandates, in saying that there’s no plan on the federal level (outside of providing assistance to states that request it), Biden is pretty much giving up on federal intervention as far as handling Covid-19.
While I’m among the many who are ready to move on, I think we can agree that there should be consequences for the damage that the Democratic party helped cause when it comes to how they handled Covid-19. While they may be backing down now, I haven’t forgotten that it was the Democrats that were the ones that got behind excessive lockdowns that threatened or destroyed livelihoods for millions of Americans, resulting in a wave of suicides. Even now, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 epidemic, America is facing a mental health crisis.
It’s plain to see why Democrats are backing down: midterms are coming, they’re facing a big red wave, and they can see that their president and their own policies are unpopular. What’s more, parents are freaking out because they’re finding out what pure untreated sewage that schools are pushing on their kids.
People are pissed, and we could end up seeing record turnout at primaries to get the establishment out. It’s no secret that people have had different values than the political establishment, and the Democratic party is as establishment as it gets.
They’ve pissed me off to the point where I got involved. I didn’t originally want to get involved in politics. To me, a fun time is hanging out with friends, drinking beer and playing games. But then, what leftists did had an effect on me, and on people that I know. That made it personal.
It’s because of this that their little attempt at saying “You can have your freedoms back now, just please don’t be mad at us in the upcoming midterms” is going to be met my me looking back at them, and saying, “no”.
Having said that, the left is certainly free to back down from their hardline positions in an effort to reduce the consequences against them. Depending on what they do to make peace, it might somewhat work. But they’ve got a lot to damage to repair, so they’d better get started.
Okay, now on to the second question: What exactly has Biden and his leftist buddies been doing all this time?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Democrats have been exploiting everything about the virus in an effort to accrete more power to themselves. At the outset, it was “fifteen days to slow the spread”, which wasn’t even about eliminating the virus, it was more about preventing hospitals from being overwhelmed by a sudden influx of visitors. But as people complied, more demands were added in an apparent effort to see just how far people could be pushed. We’re now about two years in, and some places have yet to see the end of lockdowns, and blue states in particular have borne the brunt of the most unfair restrictions.
When the vaccine was introduced, at first it was like “take this, then you can have your old life back”. But when people took it, Democrats proceeded to blame everyone who didn’t want to take a vaccine that hasn’t been sufficiently tested, and proceeded to place restrictions back on people who already took the vaccine.
At first, bribes were offered to motivate people to take the vaccine (like a lottery, for example). But then, they started threatening the jobs of the unvaxxed, because nothing says that they care about someone’s safety and well-being quite like destroying their livelihoods and putting them out in the street without a home.
And then, they attempted to coerce people into taking a booster, then a third shot, then a fourth…
And now we’re to the point where the left is figuring out there could be consequences to them in the mid-terms, so we’re now seeing Biden backing down and leaving the matter to states.
And now Anthony Fauci is out doing damage control in an effort to avoid being justifiably pilloried:
Hey Fauci, I have something to say about that. Come closer. Lean in. Ready for it? Here it is: NO FLIPPING JOKE! That’s exactly what those of us on the ground had already known from the outset of the epidemic! Did you really just figure this out?
And then, on top of that, Fauci admits that children with Covid-19 are being counted among those who were hospitalized of Covid-19, thus inflating the numbers. And if you can’t tell the difference, you might have a future in government.
Enlightening. Maybe next he’ll tell us that people who are “fully-vaccinated” can still spread Covid-19, right? Oh wait…
It’s great that Fauci figured out the value of keeping society running, but personally, I suspect that some amount of self-serving is behind his new position. Being a government employee, Anthony Fauci’s income is entirely dependent on people who, unlike Fauci, produce value. Therefore, it’s to his benefit that people are allowed to actually produce value. Thus, it’s counterproductive to continue calling for measures that disrupt business and supply lines. When you understand this, it’s plain to see that Fauci’s favored policies fit nicely under screwing the pooch.
I’d like to close this article with an observation. Notice how Fauci is now coming out and saying things that most of us already knew since the start of the epidemic, particularly as things are going badly for his pet policies?
This is reminiscent of an interrogation technique employed by American intelligence during the War on Terror. When a terrorist that was suspected of having information was detained, he’d be exposed to news stories during his confinement. Those news stories were carefully selected to show that things weren’t going so well for his fellow terrorists, which had the effect of inspiring a why-not-tell-all attitude in the terrorist, resulting in him giving up valuable information.
Perhaps something similar is happening with Fauci. It may be that he sees what’s going on, and just how poorly things are going for Biden, the Democratic party, and for his own legacy, so he’s starting to give in and come right out and say what’s been obvious to the rest of us for a long time.
“Longing… Impurity… Joy… Pain… I have cast them all away. Pick them up and carry them with you. All that you gather is your value.”
YouTube has changed. And not for the better. At one point, their slogan was “Broadcast Yourself”. It came with the suggestion that YouTube was a platform where you could find rising talent among ordinary people, and find user-contributed entertainment outside of established traditional media.
Of course, even at that time, you’d have a difficult time finding anyone new, as YouTube promoted their “partners” to the detriment of up-and-comers who deserved our attention.
But even before that, I remember sometimes having friends over, and we’d share the stuff we found. Like people who got frustrated at old video games because of how hard they were. Or marshmallow Peeps being microwaved to watch them expand. Or redneck science experiments like what happens when you drop Mentos into Diet Coke (tried it, you’d want to be outside for that one).
But now, your curated recommendations would likely consist of those who really didn’t need attention, and YouTube is propping up traditional media outlets whose videos get ratioed and flamed in the comments, provided comments are not shut off.
So, how come I’m waxing nostalgic? This was largely triggered by an upload by MamaMax (Warning: the YouTuber does nothing to avoid being disturbing):
What it basically comes down to is that the uploader was upset that a previous video, which exposed a child predator, was flagged by YouTube’s automated moderation. The same automated moderation that unfairly dishes out strikes because it sucks at detecting sarcasm and context.
When content creators attempt to contest these strikes, they have to fight to appeal to an actual human being, and oftentimes, their complaints are responded to by automated form letters. And, what’s frustrating beyond reason, at no point is the content creator informed what their infraction was, an apparent move on YouTube’s part to absolve them of any pressure to enforce their own community guidelines with any amount of consistency.
While calling upon your audience to become your own personal army is a very Twitter thing to do, where MamaMax went beyond is that he called upon numerous content creators to join him in speaking up, resulting in the video above. Which certainly goes to show just how frustrating YouTube has been to work with.
But there’s another concern that’s been brought up that I think should get some attention.
Right now, it seems like it’s a little too easy for creeps to meet up with and groom children online. This seems particularly suspicious when you consider that it’s the people exposing them that risk getting strikes on YouTube via their automated system. This is in pretty bad light considering that pedophiles have recently attempted to rebrand themselves as “Minor Attracted Persons” (MAPs, for short), and have been making moves to attempt to have themselves represented as part of the alphabet soup movement (LGBTQ+etc).
My concern is that they might actually succeed. And it might not even take that long. This is because, as many people as there are who don’t like pedophiles, most people don’t seem to be mentally prepared for some of the arguments that they might try, and on top of that, the people in establishment control don’t seem very concerned.
As I see it, if a person sexually abuses a child, throw the book at them. More than that, push the bookcase on them. I’ve known people who were sexually abused as kids, and I think people underestimate just how badly that it can mess them up, possibly for life. In many cases, it hampers the child’s ability to trust authority, or impair their emotional capacity for a healthy relationship.
Yet, from what I’ve seen, the system sucks ass when it comes to going after the people who actually commit these crimes, but for some reason, it’s great at going after people who are innocent. But we can get into some uncomfortable detail about that some other time.
As they are, the MAP community is poised to win. They have been waiting for an opportunity like the one they have for a long time, with a great deal of patience. Whether they intended to or not, the alphabet soup movement cultivated the environment necessary for them to succeed.
If the rest of us are going to be able to defeat them, we’re going to have to be ready to battle them on an intellectual level. You probably don’t want to confront them intellectually, you’d probably rather feed them to a wood chipper. But they know how to take that anger towards them, and turn it to their advantage, making you seem like the unreasonable one. So, don’t fall into that trap.
And don’t assume that, just because what a person is expressing is obviously wrong, that defeating their arguments is going to be an easy-bucket slam-dunk victory. In many cases, flat-earthers win debates simply because the other side wasn’t ready for the arguments that they present. It actually does happen that smart people take on flat-earthers and lose, because the person who is plainly wrong is really great at being wrong.
While it’s true that people have freedom of speech, that doesn’t mean that they have freedom from consequence. If someone expresses a desire to harm me or anyone I know, my inclination would be to keep a distance from them. And if anyone expresses a desire to harm my family, whether near or far, present or hypothetical, my inclination would be to air his ass out. So, when a person of the age of majority expresses a desire to have sexual relations with a minor, the inclination of people around them would be to treat the person as a pariah, and keep their children a safe distance from them. This being the case, to what end would a person express a desire to commit what is obviously a crime?
Sometimes, MAPs make the case that being against relationships with minors is ageist. As ridiculous as this sounds, it’s a position that many of them have. They might even make statutory rape laws appear arbitrary, and it’ll work, if you’re unprepared for the case they’re ready to make against the greater community. The fact is, just because a person is physically capable of doing something doesn’t mean that they’ve reached the age where they’re presumably fully-understanding of the consequences of their decision. Statutory rape laws exist to protect those people from those who are old enough to know better, but just don’t care. It’s based on similar reasoning that a person isn’t allowed to enter into a contract until they’ve reached the age of majority, which prevents many minors from starting bank accounts unless a parent or guardian is with them.
That’s just an example of the kind of knowledge that one needs to have to take these creeps on. Again, it’s important not to assume that just because someone is plainly wrong that intellectually overcoming them would be an easy victory. The reason why biological men are currently destroying biological women at their own sports after claiming to be “trans” is because most people who would have plainly seen what was wrong considered it too ridiculous to happen, and didn’t participate in the discussion by reason of the fact that they trusted too much in the better judgement of everyone else.
But this isn’t intended as a black-pill moment. There’s reason to hope. Recently, parents have expressed anger at discovering what’s been going on at public schools, which goes to show that where their children are involved, people actually do give a care.
That relates to another way that you can make a difference: participate in local politics. Find out who your local elected officials are, particularly as relates to education. Find out when your local elections are, and be sure you’re picking candidates that reflect your values. After all, these are the people who can make your life a living hell. Participate in primaries, and be sure to pick the candidate that best represents your ideals. This goes for whether you’re a registered Democrat or Republican. Get the rotten establishment out and replace them with populists on both sides.
And while you’re at it, participate in the culture war. Social media sites like YouTube are in the shape that they’re in because the corporate interests have way too much say. If you don’t even participate, then there’s not much expectation that we’ll win. From what I’ve seen, classical liberals would be much more powerful if more of them didn’t just sit back and let someone else do the fighting.
And while you’re at it, you can go beyond self-censoring on Twitter and find your fellow patriots on alternative social media. For example, Minds.com. The more people join and participate in alternative social media, the more powerful it becomes.
If we’re going to see social media change for the better, we need to be a voice that establishment outlets like YouTube know that they can’t afford to ignore.