I’m sure there aren’t many of you that have noticed, but NBC has canceled the Golden Globes this year… And there’s no indication that they’re planning on doing anything for next year, either. The problems? Useless Toady explains:

The network’s decision comes after an array of top-flight film and TV companies, including Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia, distanced themselves from the HFPA and the Globes in recent days. The HFPA has not said whether it will try to hold a Globes ceremony next year.

The 87-member group, made up of critics for overseas media outlets, has been engulfed by issues ranging from preferential treatment sought by its members to lack of racial representation in its ranks, which included no Black members, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation this year.

So in other words what we have is another pretentious left-leaning show falling victim to the left and it’s cancel culture.

Let’s make sure we understand this… a group of foreign press is not racially diverse enough for these idiots?

In short, what we have here is the left eating its own, a phenomena I’ve mentioned many times here over the years.

In so many ways, the left is like a school of piranha. They completely devour what they were originally going after they start eating each other. The Golden globe ceremony is apparently a case in point.

As to whether or not they’re going to start this nonsense up again next year, I suppose the real question is just anybody really care?

Eric Florack on May 10th, 2021

An amazing coincidence has occurred.

Beset by policy failures second to none in our history, and desperately in need of a distraction, the Biden administration and those backing it have “found” just what they were looking for. And in case I’m not making myself clear, I think they created it. But, I’ll get to that.

From Legal Insurrection

Colonial Pipeline, an important American fuel pipeline operator, shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast’s fuel supply, after a ransomware cyber attack.

The incident is one of the most disruptive digital ransom operations ever reported and has drawn attention to how vulnerable U.S. energy infrastructure is to hackers. A prolonged shutdown of the line would cause prices to spike at gasoline pumps ahead of peak summer driving season, a potential blow to U.S. consumers and the economy.

How do I know it’s a setup? Look who the White House drags out to speak to the point.

“This is as close as you can get to the jugular of infrastructure in the United States,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, research professor and managing director of the Climate Policy Lab. “It’s not a major pipeline. It’s the pipeline.”

The attack follows on the heels of the Biden administration promises to address infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities.

This smells remarkably like a setup, and one with Chinese fingerprints all over it, at that.

Think about it:

* Why were there no such attacks for the last 4 years, at least, successful ones?

*Why does this attack occur almost immediately incidental to the White House making noises about infrastructure security?

Why on Earth does the White House trot out somebody from the “climate policy lab” to speak to what is obviously more of a security matter?

There’s far too much coincidence here for any of this to be taken at face value.

Drip, drip, drip.

And now of course the Biden doj is getting involved. Apparently, they’re getting close to something out there that the Democrats running things just now don’t want us to know.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

The failures are mounting for the Biden administration. The jobs report that came out today was so bad, even Axios, hardly noted as a bastion of right-wing thought, called it the worst miss in history.

Red State, called it this way:

After economists predicted an addition of around one million new jobs to the economy, the actual number came in at a dismal 266,000. That makes it the worst miss in history and an absolutely pathetic showing for Joe Biden’s “build back better” strategy.

You may recall that I asked just a short while ago…

…why do we suddenly need to spend multiple trillions of taxpayer dollars for a supposed jobs program, when before the current administration took over, we had the lowest unemployment in history without spending dime One?

That question is now amplified by this jobs report.

You may also recall that I noted earlier today…

When the Chinese government is confronted with a problem, the regime’s default setting is to deny the problem exists.

So along comes Joe Biden…

, “Today, there is more evidence our economy is moving in the right direction.”

He also claimed that paying people not to work with taxpayer dollars was doing nothing to inhibit job growth.

I’m hard-pressed to tell you whether this is the implementation of Chinese policy, or Baghdad Bob.

We had full employment until Joe Biden took the oath of office. Unemployment now stands at 6.1% and climbing on a daily basis.

And that is a fact that the mainstream media is all but hiding.

And has anybody noticed that we are now suddenly hearing the word “unexpectedly” showing up when economic reports show dismal results? The only reason that it’s unexpected is because the experts being employed for those analyzes are dedicated socialists who still can’t figure out that socialism doesn’t work.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

Over at Glen Reynolds place: buddy Ed Driscoll posts this:

OUT ON A LIMB: The Wuhan-Lab Theory Is Not Far-Fetched. Just Look at China’s Reckless Rocket Program.

The Chinese government does not give a rat’s patootie if it hurts or kills people in other countries. It wants what it wants, and it doesn’t care who pays the price in blood.

Oh, and one other point in that Times article: “Chinese space officials have not publicly addressed the uncontrolled re-entry since then, despite attention and worry around the world.”

When the Chinese government is confronted with a problem, the regime’s default setting is to deny the problem exists.

There is no border crisis according to the Biden White House.

Etc, etc.

Same tactics, same goals.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

I have read Imanuel Kant… As much as I can stand of it, anyway.

The most obvious argument against his work that I can think of, runs along these lines…

If the mind of man is invalid, as he repeatedly suggests, why should anyone take Kant (whom, I perhaps incorrectly believe, was a man at some point in his life) seriously?

I have yet to meet anyone who has successfully argued their way past that glorious contradiction.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

I suppose it’s a measure of how weird California has gotten when this is the answer to Gavin Newsom, and his epic incompetence.

Eric Florack on May 6th, 2021

When Democrats bleat about “following the science” ..

Remember…

These are the same people that have been frantically raising the alarm about global warming for the last 60 some odd years, and yet for all that time, have never been able to prove the existence of such warming without fudging the numbers. (Translation, lying about it.) Funny how those lies uniformly support the Democrat party mantra.

These are the same people that ignore the science that says there are only two sexes, male and female instead promoting the politically advantages there are 673 sexes, (or whatever the number happens to be this week.) Funny, how those omissions always seem to favor the Democratic party.

These are the same people whose “science” has successfully gotten everything… and I mean absolutely , everything wrong as regards covid-19. Funny how it all seemed to work in the political favor of the Democrat party.

These are the same people that shoved infected people in to nursing homes and therefore were directly responsible for a goodly number of deaths that didn’t have to happen. Why were these infected placed in nursing homes? Because if they were placed in facilities provided by the federal government Donald Trump would have had to have gotten the credit and the Democrats couldn’t take that. Now we’ve got Joe Biden out there taking credit for distribution of vaccines that less than a year ago he swore wouldn’t be around.

These are the same people that told us that Donald Trump was a Russian stooge and still to this day can’t seem to let that obvious lie just fade into the woodwork.

It’s a wonder that anyone takes them seriously, anymore.

Eric Florack on May 6th, 2021

Statistical tidbit;

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported females in the U.S., Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands only gave birth to 3.6 million babies in 2020.

It marks the sixth straight year of declining birth rates. It’s also the lowest since 1979.

It is said that the birth rate in Germany started dropping in the twenties and never recovered until after the war.

The restaurant relief fund isn’t for every restaurant affected by the asinine Covid shutdowns. The relief fund comes with restrictions. If you are a white restaurant owner, get to the back of the line.

The governor of Montana has figured it out. If you pay people not to work, they’ll take you up on it.

Eric Florack on May 5th, 2021

Eric Florack on April 30th, 2021

These are questions that I’m pretty sure we’ll never get a straight answer for.

# why do we suddenly need to spend multiple trillions of taxpayer dollars for a supposed jobs program, when before the current administration took over, we had the lowest unemployment in history without spending dime One?

# How do people come to the conclusion that the temperature of Earth can be controlled by giving money to the United Nations?

# Am I the only one to have noticed that while it’s very difficult for you and I to get ammo at the stores, the people responsible for mass shootings don’t seem to have that problem?

Eric Florack on April 28th, 2021

From a friend, too good not to share

Someone told me you have to choose which hill you die on: Get ready to fill out your reports on me, cause I’m going to vent here. Frankly I expect some “unfriending” to happen and that is fine too.
I believe we all have the right to worship as we please, but I also know that our country, the United States of America, was founded on Christian principles. I believe we should be proud of our country. A quote is a quote. It should not be amended or watered down. The news media should not be afraid to use the “Love of Christ” part. Why they state, “Because, using the words Christ or God might offend someone!” Well, now it’s my turn to be offended!
I’m offended that the news media would edit it out.
Offended that Christians are being asked to tread lightly, so as not to offend someone of another religion. This man, Jesus, loved God, loved his people, loved the world, and gave his life for the sins of all people. Those who believe in Him, and accept Him as their personal Savior, will have everlasting life !!!
This Founding Principle is actually embedded in our Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
I hope every Christian or every person that believes in God who is OFFENDED will copy this and paste it to their status…..“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.” ~Ronald Reagan.
*Before you say it, I already know that a lot of you will say I don’t know how to copy & paste.* It’s easy… hold your finger on this post when the word copy appears, just touch it, then go to your home page and where it says “what’s on your mind”, touch it and hold your finger where you would start writing your comment and “paste”.
If you read this to the end, can I get an “Amen” ?? Amen!!

To this I can only add what I’ve been saying for years now:

It is a matter of documented history the countries and cultures that separate themselves from the idea of a creator, don’t do very well supporting rights.

The idea that there’s an entity more powerful than government seems crucial to our rights.

This is precisely what I said would happen, though this prediction was easily made:

.One defense witness already had the bloody head of a pig left on what intimidators thought was his front porch in punishment for testifying on behalf of Derek Chauvin. Now, state-sponsored intimidators are targeting another defense witness in the trial of the police officer accused of killing George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. His offense? Wrong-think.
Dr. David Fowler, the former Maryland medical examiner and forensic pathologist, testified for defendant Derek Chauvin on day 13 of the trial that the former cop’s actions weren’t solely responsible for George Floyd’s death. And because of this opinion, Maryland will now investigate 17 years of his findings in state cases, which includes the case of Freddie Gray, Anton Black, and other high-profile perps who died in police custody.

Ladies and gentlemen this is just the latest indication of how corrupt the lynching of Derek Chauvin has been. They couldn’t intimidate the good doctor, so they’ll prosecute him for defending the cop, and make an example out of him.

This is precisely what happens in every socialist dictatorship in history. Berlin, 1933. Stalinist Russia. Castro’s Cuba. And so on. It’s precisely what Orwell warned us about.

It comes down to this: When the left is in power, you’d better be in lockstep with them or you will be at the end of the proverbial rope as in this case.

Understand, this is not so much about intimidating this witness per se, this is about intimidating anyone in future, who dares to step out of line and actually resort to things like fact. Anything that damages the position of the left must be expunged.

. Like what you see, America?

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