Confessions of a Blindfolded Newsman

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In the 1970s the U.S. Dept. of Education was founded, and various states set up their own departments of education, or else greatly expanded the powers of those already in existence. These steps drastically altered the state of public education in America… not that it ever was all that good an idea in the first place.

I was a newspaper reporter and editor in those days. Among other duties, I covered three school boards and had part-timers covering the rest. When a major story came along, we worked on it together.

Very important changes were put in place back then. These happened right before my eyes: and I’m ashamed to tell you that I didn’t see them. Right out there in front of me, and I might as well have been wearing a blindfold. I can only say I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. Too many distractions kept me from seeing the big picture.

I saw the state education bureaucracy swallow the authority of the local boards–and didn’t realize what I was seeing. I remember now a meeting of the Matawan Board of Education, in which a nerd from the state came and told the board members what New Jersey would be expecting of them from now on.

One member objected. “What is this?” he said. “It sounds like one of those old Soviet five-year plans!” The response was a coy “Tee-hee! Once you buy into the program, you’ll have a clearer understanding.” What I didn’t realize was that he already had a very clear understanding of exactly what the state was doing! But he wound up resigning, and it never occurred to me to sit down with him for an in-depth interview.

Dammit all! I was a newsman, and this was news! I had it in my power to inform the public that they were all being taken for a ride. That they were down there in Trenton growing the government at the community’s expense. That the teachers’ union had the state wrapped around its little finger.

So the people who paid for the schools, and sent their children there, would no longer be getting what they thought they paid their taxes for, but what Far Left teachers’ unions and quasi-Marxist, grey ponytail “educators” in Trenton thought they ought to get.

By and by the newspaper workload became too heavy a burden for me and I resigned, too.

People who don’t much like us, and want to change our way of life, have been working on our schools for fifty years.

Pull your kids out of there. That’s all that’s left for us to do.

Will the Feds Confiscate Your Stove?

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Wait’ll you see your bill for your electric stove!

Always looking for new ways to interfere in people’s daily lives, the federal government (U.S. Consumer Product Safety) has floated a scheme to ban gas stoves… but the pushback has given them some second thoughts (

Oh, no, they never meant to confiscate our stoves! sez USCPS Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. His father, Trumka Senior, was long-time head of the AFL-CIO (“You scratch our backs, we’ll scratch yours… for services rendered”). It’s just that “Products that can’t be made safe… can be banned,” sez he.

Suddenly they’ve discovered gas stoves are bad for you, indoor pollution, they give you asthma, and Gotta Save The Planet, blah-blah. Millions of us have been cooking with gas for generations without anybody in the family coming down with asthma.

Of course, these big shots in Washington have no idea how much things cost. When do they ever have to pay a bill? They’ve got staff to do their errands, run their households, pay their bills, etc., etc. They have no idea at all.

At the same time as they want to abolish fossil fuels so they can Save The Planet, they want to force millions of families to use electric stoves! They really don’t know how much that would cost. Nor do they care! What do they care for all the plebs out there? Meaning us.

So now Trumka is waffling, backing and filling, trying to pull himself out of the tar-pit that he blundered into–is there anyone in the Biden administration who’s not a caitiff, a crook, a porch-climber, a villain, a goniff, a snob, a freak, or a crackpot? Get rid of all those, and who’s left?

Our electric stoves have done us more good than all the Washington bureaucrats ever born.

Is This a Joke? ‘I Swear by Superman…’

Superman Renounces His U.S. Citizenship - The New York Times

That old Constitution just ain’t good enough anymore!

I was pretty sure it was a satire, but it appears to be a true report:

A member of Congress means to take his or her oath of office on a Superman comic book ( [Sorry, noozies, but you can’t make me say “they” or “their” when speaking of a single individual.] You’re supposed to swear on the Bible to uphold and defend the Constitution. But Superman sez that’s not good enough.

Oops–here’s a slip:

“The name of the Congressman has yet to be revealed.”

Uh… Didn’t Superman recently renounce his American citizenship? Well, yeah–in 2011 ( And again, recently.

Yeahbut, yeahbut! He’ll have a copy of the Constitution on top of the comic book! And that makes it all right–right?

Suddenly some of our Beloved Rulers are laughing at the Constitution… when they’re not laughing at us.

AZ’s New Dem Governor Laughs at Constitution

“Do you solemnly swear to uphold the Constitution?”

How is this grounds for hilarity? What’s so funny about a solemn oath?

You’d have to ask Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s new Democrat, open-borders, governor. She thought the question was screamingly funny when asked of her (

“Haw-haw, tee-hee! Me uphold the Constitution? You gotta be kiddin’, right?”

Video is included in the Gateway Pundit nooze article, in case I can’t post it separately.

Y’know, once they learn how to steal an election, anything goes. Go on, tell me Democrats aren’t out to wreck this country. Some would say they’ve already damaged it beyond repair. Meanwhile, listen to this ninny giggle about upholding the Constitution.

Not that funny, really, is it?

They’re Not Done With Us Yet

Kamala Harris' Comedy Central interview turns awkward then contentious

Waving goodbye to our liberty

Several U.S. senators have already said they won’t attend “Vice President” Kamala Harris’ swearing-in ceremony.

Don’t get comfortable–the Regime is not yet ready to let go of COVID.

Harris has declared that no one will be allowed to participate in the ceremony unless they’ve tested negative for COVID “within 24 hours” of the event–including all children (senators’ grandchildren, mostly) over two years old ( Gotta test negative “regardless of vaccination status.”

“President” SloJo, meanwhile, has been saying COVID is over. Go figure.

Where does this end? Does it ever end? COVID is loose in the environment now, however that happened. Have they got their eye on another lockdown? Has this become, like Climbit Change, a perpetual excuse for any exercise of tyranny that Harris & Co. can think of?

I’m guessing yes.

Greenland’s Birth Control Scandal

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Next stop, the North Pole

It’s practically at the North Pole. It’s the world’s largest island.

Greenland. Perpetual ice cap. Not many people live there. But live there they do.

And throughout the 1960s and 70s, unnamed “doctors” decided that too many babies were being born in Greenland, advances in public health had allowed the population to double by 1970… and so they did something about it. They inserted birth-control devices into young girls–without the parents’ knowledge or consent and often without the knowledge of the patient herself (

Greenland was a colony of Denmark and now it’s independent… and people want answers. Women were wondering why they couldn’t get pregnant. The nation’s birth rate plummeted. So there’s going to be a joint two-year investigation by Greenland and Denmark.

Does any of this sound at all familiar? How about distressingly, horribly, alarmingly familiar?

Our fallen world is full of “authorities” who don’t deserve to have authority–and they’re not all chilling out in Greenland. The World Economic Forum calls most of us “useless eaters.”  They encourage elementary school children to pursue “gender reassignment,” “Be the real you!”–and you get lifelong sterility as a bonus. Teachers’ unions are hugely gung-ho on this. So is the Democrat Party–right, Joe?

But they couldn’t do mass “reassignment surgery” in 1970, so the IUDs were the next best thing. Gotta control that population! And we don’t need to let the plebs know what we’re up to, do we? We’ll always allow enough of them to be born, and to live, so that we won’t run out of nannies and yard-boys

My Newswithviews Column, Dec. 1 (‘Old’ Does Not Mean ‘Obsolete’)

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I grew up being taught that the older you got, the more people would listen to you–because you had experience, knowledge, you’d proved yourself.

But it doesn’t seem to be the case today, does it?

‘Old’ Does Not Mean ‘Obsolete’

All my life I’ve heard libs and leftids yammering for “change.” Well, we’ve had “change” out the wazoo; but aside from advances in dentistry and chess notation, it doesn’t seem to have done us any good. Well, maybe you think “transgender” is a good thing. If so, we don’t have much to say to one another.

Just because the driver missed the turn does not mean the turn he should or should not have made is irrelevant. Foolishness does not erase the truth. It just squawks louder.

Yes, They Think We’re Idiots

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Gotta seduce the plebs with video games–they have such childish minds!

I’ve become convinced that we, the human race, are “governed”–lorded over–by wicked and ungodly persons who despise us and seek only to increase their own personal power and wealth at humanity’s expense. And that the sheer enormity of their crimes is their best protection.

They think we’re morons.

They are desperate to sell us Climate Crisis/Climate Change, because it gives them a ready-made excuse for anything they want to do.

And now they think they can win us over–“raise awareness” of “climate issues,” as they put it–with… video games (

Is this insulting, or what? “They just fall asleep, or their minds wander, if we lecture them about this stuff. They’re stupid. They’re the plebs. But if we package it as a video game, they’ll be eating the poison right out of our hands!”

Oh… They say the video games will also “promote European history, identity, heritage, values [LOL], and diversity [?!] through immersive experiences.”

What “values”? I’m afraid to ask.

And for “diversity” read “coerced uniformity of thought, speech, and behavior.”

Where is our Moses who will speak God’s word to Pharaoh: “Let my people go”?

Oh, God! COVID Vaccine Commercials

We don’t have television, so we didn’t see any of the COVID vaccine propaganda pieces that flooded the airwaves. I only became aware of them today.

Is this the Soviet Union revisited, Red China relocated, or a dystopian movie like The Running Man remastered? Are they targeting children with their, er, “messages”–or do they think adults today are every bit as gullible as children? Can’t blame “education” if they aren’t!

God help us, there must be hundreds of these horrible little ads! Many with catchy little jingles. Like they used to play at the drive-in, between features, to get you to buy popcorn.

I’m beginning to think the age we’re living in now is the most woefully corrupt in human history. If only we could find our way out of it…

‘How Climate Alarmists Lie and Cheat’ (2019)

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They will not stop until they’ve taken everything you have.

Now that it’s absolutely A-OK to lie and cheat for what you want, especially at other people’s expense, Climbit Change has come back in a big, big way.

How Climate Alarmists Lie and Cheat

They want to enslave us. There’s really no other words for it. WEF No. 2 Yuval Whatsisname calls the majority of the human race “useless eaters” who have to be pacified with drugs and video games until The Elite can decide what to do with them.

Once you start tolerating lying and cheating, it springs up everywhere.