Crazy Corgi, Cool Cat

I’m guessing the corgi wants to play and will do just about anything to get the cat involved. The cat wants to take a nap. He’s the only cat in a roomful of dogs. I know the feeling.

You Won’t Believe This

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At least it wasn’t held together with rubber bands and paper clips.

Not to pick on Britain; but when it comes to stupid stuff, they’re racing full-throttle for the bottom.

Inspectors recently found a “flaw” in one of the Royal Navy’s four nuclear submarines. Some bolts broke, heads snapped off, as a result of over-tightening (https://www.businessinsider.in/international/news/a-uk-nuclear-submarine-had-its-broken-bolts-fixed-with-superglue-report-says/articleshow/97529657.cms). The correct procedure, of course,would have been to replace the broken bolts.

Wrong! What somebody did was to glue the broken heads back on with super glue. They caught the error just before the sub’s nuclear reactor was fired up to full power for the first time. Coulda been a trifle messy, don’t you think?

Never before in human history has so much money and effort been spent on “education.”

And look what we’re getting for it.

You Just Can’t Win

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Maybe it really is a metaphor for life.

A friend of mine, back in the 1970s, got a grant from the university to publish a magazine called “Popular Culture.” The first thing we did was to hold an organizational meeting, open to all. Forty or fifty people showed up for it.

The next thing was to create an editorial staff. “We don’t know any of you,” we told our audience, “so what we’ll do is this: Anyone who wants to be an editor can be an editor.” Six or seven people took us up on that.

My friend was troubled. “We don’t have enough black people on our editorial board,” he said.

“But we offered editorial positions to anyone who wanted one,” I said. “We rejected no one! What could be fairer than that?”

But he was still unhappy with it. “If you’re going to turn this into some kind of affirmative action exercise, you can count me out,” I said. So we went with what we had and managed to generate two issues before my friend, now a publisher, lost interest and let the whole thing fold.

I thought it was a pretty cool magazine. We had articles on professional wrestling as a metaphor for life (my article), Carlos Castaneda (remember him?), Kojak, game shows, etc. The editors did their best, and it was pretty good.

Nowadays I suppose we’d be branded White Supremacists and the self-appointed people’s tribunal would come gunning for us.

Lesson: You just can’t please some people; and it’s a waste of time to try.

‘Don’t Let Us Catch You Praying!’

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“Ooooh! What you just thought!”

[Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip.]

Is Britain still going to be here by 2100? I have my doubts.

So now they’ve got a law against “protesting” within 500 feet of an abortion clinic (that’s a place where they kill babies). “Protesting” includes prayer–even silent prayer (https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2023/january/uk-abortion-clinic-prayer-buffer-pspo-religious-freedom-adf.html).

What? How do they know you’re praying silently? Do they read your mind?

This isn’t quite a law yet, although people have been arrested for praying and charged with I don’t know what–felony prayer, maybe? It’s a Public Space Protection Order. Its supporters want it to become national legislation applying everywhere in the UK. Currently it’s only “sorta” law in a few major cities. I guess if you’re out for a walk in the country and you pray silently, they can’t bust you for it. Yet. The almost-law went on the books last year.

Supposedly this creates a “safe space” around the abortion abattoir. Ain’t too safe for the babies, though, is it?

What if some violent gang member, hired as a police officer to meet a Diversity Quota, just, well, thinks you’re praying silently–you look like you might be doing it–and clubs or tazes you just in case? 

Our War for Independence has never looked like such a good idea as it does now.

What Price ‘Diversity’?

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“Okay, come on out, you’re hired! Let’s get you fitted for a uniform.”

The London police force is hiring illiterates and persons with criminal records in a frantic effort to meet its “diversity” goals (https://www.newswars.com/london-police-recruiting-illiterate-officers-who-can-barely-write-english-to-meet-diversity-quotas/).

How come we don’t see that on any of the British cop shows that we watch?

See, the Metropolitan Police wanted its force to be 40% “minorities” by 2023 and they’re nowhere near getting it–only 17% so far.

And so, in order to meet those cherished “diversity” goals, they’re hiring persons who can’t read or write English and who may have criminal records–like, anyone will do as long as he’s not white!

Sheesh, you’d think they were looking for a Democrat vice presidential candidate, not a police officer.

Well, okay, sure. As long as there aren’t too many whites in it, why not a great city police force full of thugs and thieves and persons who couldn’t fill out a report if their lives depended on it? Like, who’s gonna complain?

We’ve even got a slogan: “Fight Racism with More Racism!”

‘Feds Want to Know If You’re Depressed’ (2016)

The obvious answer is “Well, who wouldn’t be?” Five minutes in the nooze stops my tail from wagging.

Feds Want to Know if You’re Depressed

A few years ago the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force–yet another one of those government agencies you never heard of until you found its hand in your pocket–recommended mandatory screening for depression for all Americans. All 300 million of us.

Well, why not? Where’s the fun in government if you can’t make things mandatory?

And God knows they’ve given us a lot to be depressed about!

‘Praise Him, Praise Him!’

Our friends and esteemed colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy Swanson,  have an instrumental hymn for us–Praise Him! Praise Him!–with lyrics so you can sing along. This is another one of Fanny Crosby’s nine thousand hymns.

A Dog and a Horse and Fun

I never thought of a horse as a playful animal. But I don’t know much about horses. So when I see a horse and a dog romping together, I can’t help wondering, “Who put them up to this?” And you can’t get either of ’em to play poker.

Oh, No! A Preposition Shortage!

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The Biden administration is taking firm steps to prevent Western Europe’s damaging preposition shortage from spilling over into the United States.

The preposition shortage is caused by Transphobia, scientists say. Note the illustration above, in which “expect” is offered to us as a preposition in place of “except.” The confusion is increasing!

“We are not going to let this happen here,” said Dr. Imshi Bowwow, recently appointed preposition czar. “If we have to, we’ll make up new prepositions to fill the void left by the others. For instance, if you can’t say ‘Ze is in that room’ because ‘in’ has suddenly dropped out of the language, you can still say ‘Ze zum that room.’

“And if that doesn’t work, we may have to sacrifice a noun or an adverb–whatever it takes! Like, man, we’re already in deep trouble with our pronouns! But it’s not without a silver lining. If people can’t talk, they can’t say bad things!”

And there’s always pantomiming as a last resort, they added. Note the “they.”

So far, Finland has been the country hardest hit. In, at, of, and with are rapidly disappearing from the language. “But at least they’ve got a transgender figure skater!” Dr. Bowwow said. “Maybe the trade-off is worth it.”

(P.S.–They’ve also spelled “across” as “accross.”)

Why Are They Doing This?

Susan said I ought to watch this, just to see what we’re likely to come up against in the next election cycle–a run for the White House by Gavin Newsom, the governor of California.

Newsom’s wife, Jennifer, is a wealthy documentary film-maker whose agenda may be described as “Obama-Plus”–pursuing a “fundamental transformation of America” into a Far Left hell-hole. This time the tool will be Jennifer’s bizarre, sexually-charged documentaries now finding their way into our already wretched public schools.

Investigative reporter Adam Andrzejewski broke it down into three steps: lay out a comprehensive “gender” curriculum for young children in the schools; promote her husband as the star with all the answers; and make tons of money, doing it. The films, he said, feature “triple X-rated images” for 11-year-olds to see. And meanwhile, he said, she will be “quadruple-dipping into taxpayers’ funds” provided by the state.

The objective is to gin up Newsom’s run for president, with Jennifer actively and aggressively serving as a “co-president”–Hillary Clinton 2.0.

Hello! Parents! What do you suppose you and your children are going to get out of this? Why in the world do you tolerate it? That’s what I can’t understand. What do you think will happen to our country if crazy stuff like this isn’t stopped?