UPDATE 1/25/24: Greatness, things consummately American, comes in many different forms. Here is just one timeless piece of stirring, all-American musical glory. A certain brassy belter from Astoria, Queens pays an 80th birthday tribute to Irving Berlin of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Sutton Place on the Ed Sullivan Show, May, 1968.
UPDATE 1/23/24: Common sense is breaking out on 3 continents! A newly emerging era of political rationality rivaling Reagan/Thatcher? Dare we hope the pendulum is swinging to make this year’s election 1980 again?
And don’t forget Hungarian Viktor Orban, now in his 4th term.
UPDATE 1/26/24: Even with Trump at the helm again, we face tough times, a cold winter. But one can function even in freezing climes with the right seasonal apparel, and it’s reassuring to think of an uncowed leader like DJT as a well-worn winter coat and gloves.
UPDATE 1/23/24: DeSantis has exited and the Never Trumpers are in mourning. Not to worry. Nikki is still slogging away on the dime of the irrational Trump haters. Meanwhile, tens of millions remain sold on Trump, not as a lesser of various evils, but as a proven positive.
UPDATE 1/26/24: It’s hard to deny that our country has gone mad, literally not euphemistically. This is no exaggeration when legitimized absurdity confronts us with such frequency on a daily basis.
UPDATE 1/26/24: We are expected to believe the J6 protest against certifying Election 2020 was an “insurrection” meriting the arrest and prolonged detention of thousands while a Black congressman’s deliberate attempt to stop a vote by pulling a fire alarm is nothing to see according to a judge. How odd that we are hearing the term “two-tiered justice” so often these days.
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UPDATE 1/24/24: Once the Golden State, now the blueprint model for destroying American society. Ask those venerable San Francisco businesses suddenly forced to close their doors after prospering for a century.
Plastic Fantastic Architect of ruin.
UPDATE 1/25/24: One uninspired, indolent moviemaker has announced plans to remake “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” to give them the “diversity” they presumably lack in their present, much-beloved form. Perhaps it’s not officially canceling history, and such ludicrous stabs at new & improved versions of classics have invariably fallen flat. All the same, this zeal for cleansing and revising actual, established history goes hand-in-hand with a desire to erase the past.
UPDATE 1/26/24: There is a healthy movement to codify some guarantee that a college education is actually education, not Leftist/Woke indoctrination. And money is now talking, thanks to enraged alumni withdrawing their fat donations, disgusted at what their high-toned alma maters have become.
The scenario that would allow the kids actually to learn something worth learning.
UPDATE 1/26/24: Taiwanese independence is, for the current American regime, no cause for celebration. Joe’s bosses in Beijing had made it clear where his loyalties need to lie.
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UPDATE 1/25/24: The DEIification of United Airlines is simply beyond parody. How great is this? When flying, you can breathe easy knowing, straight from the mouth of United Airlines drag queen CEO, that they’re hiring their pilots based, first and foremost, on “diversity.” No problem that pilot may not be able to ride a two-wheeler bike without training wheels, but rest assured he/she/it is drawn from “diverse” humanity… or at least something mercifully other than a White male. Phew!!
If unabashed DEI policies themselves don’t put you off, check out the consequences of such policies on the way United Airlines operates. Unfortunately for them, they are now on public record harassing the wife, child and dog of a very visible public figure…who’s understandably furious and in a position to put much-deserved screws to them.
UPDATE 1/26/24: Happily, the WEF’s Great Reset is looking less and less like an inevitability. Dare we hope the slowly boiled frog has decided to leap out of the pot in time?
UPDATE 1/26/24: Among the more prominent absurdities pushed as legitimate nowadays, “climate crisis” Armageddon reigns supreme for the pure Henny Penny nonsense it espouses. The lies underpinning this gigantic hoax are numerous and obvious, making it perhaps the greatest hoax with traction in this never-ending swamp of fraud.
UPDATE 1/26/24: The Obama Transformation underway has been made possible by the injection of permanent division (Identity Politics) into everyday American life. Our strength is in those things we share in common, our unity, not diversity, and those things that unify us are the prime targets for those working overtime for an end to a UNITED States as we have known and loved it. Ominously, we approach that point where we may be in as crucial a make-or-break moment on our timeline as the Revolution and Civil War were.
UPDATE 1/23/24: Even Black Democrats are waking up to the reality of being screwed over and totally exploited by their Dem leaders. What? You’re importing all these illegals just to build up your voting rolls and ruining our neighborhoods and way of life in the process? You mean you were just promising us all these nice things for our votes and had no intention of actually delivering anything worthwhile in exchange?!
Such is the shock of experiencing reality without the distorted Dem lens they have chosen to use for viewing life. Will these justifiably disgruntled people have the sense to realize they’ve been had in a big way since LBJ’s Great Society?
UPDATE 1/23/24: One young Black man comes to his senses.
UPDATE 1/26/24: The border crisis is no longer an exercise in BrandonWorld denial. The good news is that Texas’ Abbott, backed by at least half of the other state governors, is fighting back against the invasion and the Washington despots encouraging that invasion. And who’da thunk common sense from the Left regarding immigration would emanate via the damaged cortex of John Fetterman?
UPDATE 1/26/24: The attempt to falsely label those defending themselves against genocide as being the bad guys is backfiring. Hatred of Israel has been unmasked as hatred of freedom and civilized society in general. Yet another lie of omission is the reality of those Arabs and Muslims who count themselves lucky to be among that substantial non-Jewish percentage of the Israeli population enjoying all the privileges of living in a Westernized, civilized society resembling little of the savage Arabic world surrounding it. They, along with all decent people, cheer on their leaders’ efforts to wipe out the cancer that is Hamas. Gaza is paying the price for voluntarily choosing terrorists for their leadership just as did the like-minded Japanese and Germans during WWII.
UPDATE 1/22/24: Dramatist David Mamet holds forth, a performing arts celebrity who is excited by things and ideas that work, not the boring, wholly self-serving hypocrisy of his Left-leaning colleagues in show biz.
UPDATE 1/26/24: An insistent ray of light demanding truth and decency is drawing us on to accountability for some of the worst tyranny witnessed by America and elsewhere in our lifetimes. Could some sort of tribunal be at hand for Fauci and his cohorts in the disastrous, wholly malicious “plandemic?” Rand Paul speaks for millions who will not forget what was essentially a martial law shutdown of the entire free world by corrupt bureaucrats acting on behalf of their totalitarian-minded governments, ours included.
UPDATE 1/26/24: Editorials abound trying to fathom what Nikki Haley hopes to accomplish remaining in a race for the GOP nomination that will never be hers. For those squarely behind Trump and what he has come to represent by his record and his refusal to surrender, there is no mystery. She is just the latest Never Trump spoiler, insisting she is the alternative to BrandonWorld when she is, in fact, more of the same conciliatory RINO blather that the Dems themselves would love as their electoral “opponent.”