FORMER LOUISIANA STATE SENATOR ELBERT GUILLORY IS ON TODAY AT 1 If you missed his speech when he switched from the Democrat to the Republican party, you should watch it now. I'll wait.
WHY WOULD A BIDEN SUPPORTER PRETEND TO BE A TRUMP SUPPORTER? This is the most obvious answer ever. To make them look bad, of course. A listener named Valdamar sent me this video of some corner flag waving going on. Take note that the man waving the Biden flag leaves and then comes back and looks "different". I'm talking to Valdamar at 2 about what went down here.
JASON WHITLOCK IS WRITING SOME AMAZING STUFF ABOUT BLM And though he is a black man, he is not a fan. If you're not familiar with Whitlock, he is a sports radio guy and writer and former college O lineman. He has written about mass incarceration of black men in the past. He is now writing about the Marxist bent of Black Lives Matter and he's got a whole series you should read here. Today's BLM Lesson as he's been calling it is on the deaths of black children. It's outstanding. Read it here.
RTD'S DEATH SPIRAL IS EXACERBATED BY COVID and now they are looking at laying off up to 30% of their workforce. Ridership was DOWN BEFORE Covid, but Covid has pretty much killed what's left. Could this be the end of the mass transit dream? I sure hope so.
I WATCHED ALL OF JARED POLIS' PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY About how he's allowing the Broncos to let 5700 lucky fans in the stadium. The entire thing made me VERY ANGRY. Not at the Broncos, who like every business are trying to salvage something by bowing and scraping to the Governor, but the Governor himself. He kept saying things like "we're doing better than other states" and "we're the first state in the nation" blah blah and his motives were very apparent to me. He's running for President on how much better WE'RE doing than other potential Dem candidates states like NY and California. He kept saying "reasonable safety" without defining it. He then said once we have testing and contact tracing capability we can go back to work and life. Except he's said some variation of that OVER AND OVER again and he keeps moving the goalposts without explanation of why the numbers keep shifting. Watch it for yourself but expect to be angry too. He's so smug and happy about letting the Broncos play, but then totally said some gobbledy gook when asked why the Broncos get to have 5700 but others don't.
HOLY CRAP TRUMP HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE! And I never thought this would happen but hats off to a Norwegian politician and NATO Chairman for recognizing Trump's role in the peace deal between Israel and the UAE. He actually said this:
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
In his letter to the Nobel Committee, Tybring-Gjedde wrote that the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between the two nations.
“As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game-changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he wrote, Fox News reported.
So it seems not ALL of our NATO allies hate Trump. At least this guy recognizes how UGE this deal is (misspelling on purpose). Of course CBS News has to create the following headline:
FAR-RIGHT NORWEGIAN POLITICIAN NOMINATES TRUMP FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
Which is a TOTAL lie unless you believe a politician who has a reliable conservative record is now "far-right". Of course CBS News doesn't have enough self awareness to realize this. Here is this man Wiki page, check for yourself.
CALIFORNIA ADDRESSES RECENT BLACKOUTS BY USING FOSSIL FUELS Or at least CONTINUING to use fossil fuels to shore up their ridiculous and ineffective renewable energy grid. They have now decided NOT to retire several natural gas power plants just yet. To be clear, these fossil fuel reliable power plants WERE still online during the blackouts so can you imagine what would happen if they retired them NOW when they are supposed to? I guess climate change is a really important issue until angry people have to sit in the dark in 100 degree heat. Then, not so much.
THE PUSH FOR NEW GENDER BASED LAWS MAY FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE And I say GOOD. Men who have decided they are women should NOT be allowed to compete in women's sports. I do not believe minors should undergo permanent life altering surgeries. Apparently neither do strong majorities of Californians and Idahoans who took this poll. But that's not all. Male prisoners in female jails? Not just no but hell now. Read more here, but I am heartened that rational thinking has not completely died on this issue. I believe all transgendered persons deserve to be treated as everyone else, but we have to draw the line based on undeniable physical differences and the possibility of abuse by bad actors.
TED X LONDON TRIED TO GET GENDER WOKE AND IT DIDN'T GO WELL A tweet from the account of Ted X London was NOT received how I'm sure they thought it would be received. It looked like this:
Someone asked why they misspelled "women" with an x and this was their response:
They got ROASTED by Twitter women who pretty much all said a firm "NO THANK YOU" to this verbal abomination. So of course the usual suspects started calling everyone transphobes, even though if you believe transgender women ARE women, there should be no need for a "new" word, right?
KIRSTIE ALLEY STICKS UP FOR ART AFTER THE ACADEMY RUINS THE OSCARS FOREVER We all KNOW the Oscars are one giant woke fest as uber rich celebrity after uber rich celebrity weighs in on the issues for all of us rubes in flyover country. Now the wokeness has been codified by the WORST rule in the history of the world. Read this garbage:
In an effort to bring forth more diversity within its main category, and as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative, films that are eligible to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 2024 will have to meet two of the following four standards:
— on-screen representation, themes, and narratives
— creative leadership and project team
— industry access and opportunities
— audience development
The new inclusion requirements -- which will take full effect at the 96th Oscars in 2024 -- were designed "to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience."
So now you are REQUIRED to be woke to win, which is only slightly different than the unofficial rules that have been in effect for years. Kirstie Alley, who is a HOOT to follow on Twitter, was not impressed. She tweeted that imagine telling Picasso what he had to paint, but then she deleted it and added this:
She is 100% right.
LA COUNTY HAS KILLED HALLOWEEN By forbidding door to door trick or treating. FORBIDDING it. I would do it as a protest. Seriously, I would. I know it seems childish, but this is beyond ridiculous.
COULD ELLEN REALLY BE THIS HORRIBLE IN REAL LIFE? I always try to view these stories with a bit of skepticism because disgruntled former employees seem to always have an axe to grind, but DANG this story is BAD. A former employee of Ellen DeGeneres SCORCHED her in an interview with the Daily Mail and said all kinds of nasty things that are VERY specific. I hope this isn't true, but I wonder how Ellen comes out of this or if she even can. But then I remember I don't care.
PORTLAND MAYOR TED WHEELER IS BELOVED BY NO ONE. Well that's not QUITE true he is tolerated by one-third of Portlandites. He is NOT LIKED by the other two-thirds but there is no doubt in my mind another Democrat will take his place. Elections have consequences.