As someone who has painfully reviewed every one of the Twilight Zone episodes I feel I can speak authoritatively when I say that the Babylon Bee’s parody of a woke version of the classic episode “It’s a Good Life” is a classic in its own right. You should watch it.
April showers bring May flowers but we had a forecast yesterday, that called for a couple of inches of snow. That seemed uncalled for to me. The tv weather reports have been handed over to the B-Team since the COVID meltdown so I’m never sure anymore if it’s just mopery-dopery or something more fiendish.
These woke times have really shaken my faith in all the institutions. There was a time when you could depend on the tv weather girl to be young, highly attractive and almost disgustingly cheerful as she told you what to expect from the sky over the next 24 hours. Last week I was watching the evening news when a surly middle aged fat woman berated me about the climate. I was pretty shocked. I looked at Camera Girl and said, “What the hell have they done to the weather girl? She’s morbidly obese!” She volunteered hopefully, “Maybe she’s pregnant?” I couldn’t watch. I turned off the tv and stalked off.
Many things have indicated to me that our culture is doomed. But the collapse of the weather girl standard, I believe, is the surest sign of the coming apocalypse. And I’ll know that we’ve reached the final hour when at 7:30 one night the anchor will call out to the weather girl and a fat hairy bald man in a blonde wig and an ill-fitting sun dress will stand in front of the green screen and sashay through an interpretive dance for the forecast. On that day I’ll pack my bags and start driving for Mexico.
Our neighbor to the south may be the land of narcotraficantes, duffel bags full of human heads and Montezuma’s revenge but I’m guessing that they are years behind us in the weather girl appearance death spiral. And if I’m wrong about that I’ll keep heading south until I reach that Shangri-La where a pretty woman in a short tight dress walks me through the barometric and precipitation-based predictions. I don’t much care if she’s a blonde, brunette or red-head. I will keep going south until finally when I reach Tierra del Fuego if I still have to see a guy in a sun-dress I’ll know it’s all over and I’ll swim out to sea heading for Antarctica. Maybe I’m exaggerating. But you get the idea.
Now in case you think I’m a fanatic I want to assure you that I disagree with those countries that have taken the weather girl standard and gone overboard in the other direction. I think it’s Russia or somewhere that has a channel that features naked weather girls. I strongly disagree with this concept. Oversexualizing the weather is wrong. When someone is telling you about the weather you need a certain amount of resistance to what is being said. Here in New England, I often find myself yelling at the weather forecasters male and female. They torture us with absurdly vague and dangerously misleading descriptions of the weather. How can you predict a range of zero to 34 inches of snow and expect not to get death threats? How can you predict torrential rain and then yammer on about the drought warning in the same breath?
But imagine if a naked woman was telling this to you. You’d be powerless to complain. You’d have no choice but to take whatever advice she gave you. You would outfit your car for the morning commute with both an inflatable survival raft and a snow shovel. I need to be able to rail against the weather reader. I can’t allow any kind of sexual quid pro quo to exist. I want them to wear clothes. I only insist that the clothes match the binary tag of their sex chromosomes. Do I ask too much? I think not!
If you’re interested why the Left not only tolerates obviously insane ideas and movements but actually brings them front and center the ZMan will explain it to you. He quotes Voltaire who said “Whoever can make you accept absurdity can make you commit injustice.” Allowing parents to sexually mutilate their children to prove we believe in transgenderism is the clearest example of this. We have reached the point where utter madness is presented as merciful kindness to the afflicted. 1984 had the scene where the torturer in chief is presented as a priestly, kindly figure inflicting horrific punishment for the heretic’s own good. We are there.
So, what happened here? I think the firestorm of criticism that she received from conservatives has frightened her. She has been rightly applauded for her intelligent and courageous handling of the COVID crisis. This has raised her national profile to a level where lots of people are mentioning her as in the running for the 2024 republican presidential nomination. The last thing she can afford to do is look like a waffler on a social conservative hot button issue. This is very similar to what happened to Mike Pence when he had to walk back the religious freedom law in Indiana when the LGBTQ mafia threatened him. I think what she’s hoping to do is get a do-over. I think she knows now there is no way to finesse this thing. If she takes a strong stand and the federal government comes after her, she’s still better off than just caving ahead of time. Plus, several states have also signed similar legislation. Joining with them to come up with a united front to promote their position and maybe brain-storm a common strategy to combat the federal attack is a reasonable approach.
Even if Governor Noem does manage to walk back her earlier cowardice I don’t have confidence that she’ll have the courage it will take to stare down the feds once the guaranteed Supreme Court betrayal occurs. But it is possible that one of the other governors will have the cojones to tell Washington where to go. That would be something to see and could act as the first example of state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws.
At this point I think it’s only a fifty-fifty chance that any of these politicos have the grit to stand their ground but at least it shouldn’t take too long before we know the answer. And from my point of view that’s all we’re looking at here. We’re waiting to see if there is any leader who wants us to rally around him. The common people are no match for the KGB. We don’t have the resources to win a war against a well-armed and well-organized secret police force. It’s going to take the legitimately elected governor of a state along with the backing of the legislature and people of a state to stand down the FBI when a gangster administration decides to crush us. That’s what it will take. But do those things exist anywhere in this country? I assume we are about to find out. And once we find out that answer each of us can then make our own decision.
So good luck Kristi Noem. Choose wisely. Your political career and a lot more depends on whether you pass the test you are about to take. You flubbed it the first time but you’re going to get a do-over. Don’t waste the chance.
I’ve got to believe this guy is putting us on. He was married and has two kids but now he’s the world’s ugliest woman. If it wasn’t so sad it would be laugh out loud funny. All hail Dementia Joe. King of the Weirdos.
Hungary has changed its Constitution to protect a normal definition of marriage and parenthood. And it protects the normal understanding of male and female identity from people trying to confuse children into ruining their lives.
Here’s a little good news. Finally some meaningful push back from sane people. But it doesn’t go far enough. They should include revocation of medical licenses for doctors involved in this. Something like this needs to be dealt with very harshly.
A number of important cases are on the docket at the Supreme court this fall.
This year the Supreme Court will have the chance to rule on:
The constitutionality of Louisiana’s Abortion Law mandating an abortionist have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits is consistent with the Second Amendment, the commerce clause and the constitutional right to travel.
Whether the temporary DACA program can be allowed to expire.
Whether Kansas is allowed to identify illegal aliens by their obvious documentation and act on this.
Whether homosexuality is a protected class under employment discrimination laws.
Whether transgender status is a protected class under the employment discrimination laws.
Putting aside for a moment the health status of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, we will have the chance to see whether John Roberts is an honest man or a stooge. Something like the DACA program is a clear-cut case of a temporary law that has expired. To extend it would be an obvious act of judicial trespass onto the prerogatives of the Executive and Legislative branches of government. If Roberts uses his vote to legislate from the bench then we know he is a Deep State creature either voluntarily or due to some kind of blackmail. Likewise, with the NYC gun transport ban this is a clear violation of the Second Amendment and upholding the ban would make Roberts’ status clear.
As for the homosexual and transgender cases, those will be even more transparent markers of where he stands. Supposedly only Justice Kennedy was responsible for the outrage that was the gay marriage decision. If somehow Roberts comes out in favor of either of these protections then it will be obvious that he was a plant all along.
If it turns out that Roberts is indeed a creature of the Left then it becomes even that much more urgent that President Trump appoint one or more conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
So, returning to the question of Ginsberg’s health I stated during her last cancer eruption that I would be shocked if she didn’t retire before April. To be blunt, she is currently experiencing the results of metastatic cancer from one of her previous tumors. Whether the cells are originally pancreas, colon or lung cancer they have obviously migrated out of the original site and are now showing up in new organs. The question of whether these cells have already migrated to the liver is probably what will determine how long she has. And also, to slow down the spread of the metastases, chemotherapy will be needed and this is a woman in her late eighties. How is she supposed to support the side effects that include neurological damage and still sit on the Supreme Court and decide the legal fate of the nation?
Hopefully she will elect to spend her last few months with her loved ones as anyone would in that position. At that point President Trump will appoint a reliable conservative justice and put an end to Roberts’ veto on conservative judicial decisions. But while these are important legal battles, even more urgent is a Supreme Court decision to end all forms of affirmative action, whether sex or race based. The glaring anti-constitutional nature of these programs has been long recognized by the court but has always been spared as being a necessary temporary measure to correct past inequities. Any honest observer would admit that the cure is now worse than the disease and it’s time to save the patient from his treatment. Whether this will come up for review next year or the year after, sooner than later the Supreme court will need to address this most egregious civil rights atrocity.