“The tanks’ll shut ’em up!”
Two days in a row this week, we were treated to totally lame excuses offered up by big shots who got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. In both cases, the whole mess was blamed on someone else.
Big Shots with Lame Excuses
Which is more spectacularly awful? The National School Boards Assn. wanting tanks called in to silence parents (maybe we could have, like, our own Tien An Men Square!), or the State Farm Insurance Co. dispatching “hundreds of agents and employees” to feed transgender propaganda to five-year-olds? I can’t decide!
They’re killing our culture; and as we’ve seen in just the past week, the ruined culture will kill you back.
(I almost used an expression that rhymes with “birds.”)
As if to purposely drive home the point that our ruling class big shots have much more in common with each other than with their hapless constituents, two of America’s most notable gubernatorial failures had a cordial lunch together the other day: Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Andrew Cuomo (D-NY).
Once upon a time Christie looked like he was shaping into another great political hope for the GOP–until photographers caught him hugging Obama. We then realized he didn’t mean a word he’d ever said to us. And I hardly need to remind you how Cuomo was forced to resign because he’d landed in a mess of sexual harassment scandals–although it does seem he’s gotten away with stuffing COVID patients into nursing homes and causing a few thousand easily avoidable deaths. Oops. I just reminded you anyway, didn’t I?
Our landlord stopped by, and he and I had a good cuss-out of Biden and his crew of amateurs, dopes, and twaddlers. Shootin’ for gas at seven bucks a gallon are we, Joe? Who ever thought it possible for one unbelievably incompetent president to do so much damage in so little time?
The jerks who are running our country need to be replaced. Before they finish us off.
First this, a tweet made by SloJo during the 2020 campaign:
“Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. If you’re wondering why… it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.” (https://twitter.com/joebiden/status/1230998887298564096).
What did that instantaneously remind me of?
Here we have the insane Roman emperor, Caligula (John Hurt–greatest role he ever played), returning to Rome after staging a war against Neptune, god of the sea–which of course he claimed to have won, because he, too, is a God (it’s complicated). Then he displays the “loot” he took from Neptune: piles of sea shells. And Caligula chortles: “Loot from old Neptune! He won’t be in a hurry to take me on again!”
How delusional is Biden? Can he actually believe, even in his wildest fantasies, that Putin has any fear of him, or any respect for him? Not after Afghanistan, he doesn’t. No one does. “America? That’s where the top general in their army spends all his time worrying about white privilege and Climate Change–nothing to fear from them!”
When ya gonna give Iran nuclear weapons, Joe?
The Lord has a reason for giving us leaders like this. We had better find out what it is.
A little after 400 B.C., masses of Gauls invaded northern Italy: their own lands couldn’t support them anymore. So they took land belonging to several cities friendly to Rome, but ruled by Etruscans. The Gauls were ready to wage war for these lands, but not yet committed to war.
Responding to appeals from their allies, the Romans sent three Fabian blue-bloods north to broker a peace deal. Those three peace commissioners urged the Italian cities to fight, raised and led an army against the Gauls, attacked them, and killed their king. That was a violation of international law that even the barbarous Gauls couldn’t tolerate. But instead of declaring war, they demanded that Rome turn the peace commissioners over to them for punishment.
The Roman Senate refused even to listen to the Gauls’ demands for justice. The Gauls snatched up their weapons and marched on Rome. Experts in the Roman army decided to ignore it. Then, when the huge Gaulish host actually came within sight of the city, the experts shifted to Plan B–panic.
The Gauls captured the undefended city–no one was left but a small garrison on the Capitoline Hill–and burned it into rubble. Eventually the Romans recaptured their city and had to rebuild it. Rome was a long time recovering from this.
How many easily avoidable errors of judgment led to this catastrophe? The best and the brightest of Rome made them all.
Stupidity, injustice, and arrogance–our own country should take warning from this.
Somehow that “Great Reset” slogan rubbed people the wrong way, so the self-anointed elites don’t say it anymore. Their new buzzword is “Build back better!” Like King COVID has given them the chance to scrap all that messy freedom stuff and create a statist utopia… with no more germs in it.
And I got to wondering, “Where have I heard this before?”
In the Bible, Isaiah Chapter 9. God has just warned the tribe of Ephraim and the city of Samaria that He is highly displeased with them and is going to make them feel it. But do they listen?
Verse 10: Ephraim and Samaria, “who say with pride and arrogance of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”
You gonna punish us, God? Huh? Well, go ahead–and we’ll just build back better!
This is generally the kind of thing that precedes total ruin. This is the pride that goeth before a fall.
Too many of our leaders have no fear of God.
That’s how we wind up being governed by fools.
Governed by… him? God help us.
[Thanks to Erlene for the nooze tip.]
Here’s one from a few days ago that our Free & Independent Nooze Media Inc. didn’t shout from the housetops.
Debating “transgender protections” in the so-called Equality Act, Democrat reps piled on Rep. George Stuebe, Florida Republican, for telling the truth about “transgender”–that is, it’s a sham and a delusion–and saying it’s a business clearly condemned in the Bible (https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20210301/nadler-god). That got their knickers in a twist.
But the quote of the day belonged to New York Democrat Jerry Nadler, who said, and we quote:
“What any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.”
Because it’s a Democrat-controlled Congress. That’s all you need to know.
Is any purpose to be served by pointing out that the very existence of the United States, as we have known it, is founded on the word of God? Our morals, our traditions, and our laws? Does Nadler believe America would’ve been just the same as it is now if the members of the Constitutional Convention had all been Muslims, Hindus, or pagans?
We have nothing left but our prayers, including this one: Oh, Lord! Remember that these things are done without our consent, against our will, and over our objections. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Now the new thing is for white people to kneel to black people (“protesters”) and beg forgiveness for being white (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3851864/posts).
Count me out. I won’t do it. That’s a hill to die on.
Other crowds of submissive white people have gathered together to wag their hands in the air and swear lugubriously that they’ll be good from now on, honest, they’ll educate themselves about Systemic Racism blah-blah-blah.
This is positively shameful.
Oh! And you can’t say “All lives matter.” Apparently only Black lives matter. To believe anything else makes you a racist.
Again, count me out.
I have to hand it to Far Left Crazy–they’ve really outdone themselves this time. They’ve got all the normal people heading for the hills. From now on, I guess, whoever can stir up the biggest riot gets to run the country. What a treat that’ll be, to live in!
Decent people need to stand up against this and smash it, break it, utterly defeat it.
Either we win this war with the Left, or America dies.
Ready for inspection!
Did you know the purpose of government is to “help” people change their behavior? It’s true. Ask anybody on the Seattle City Council.
Seattle Will Inspect Your Garbage
How come it’s always the behavior of normal people that has to change, and never the behavior of the schmonks in the government? Wouldn’t it be an infinitely better world if they were the ones who had to change?
Power doesn’t always corrupt, but if you have it, it just about always drives you crazy.