One of the best skits ever produced by Saturday Night Live was Steve Martin’s rendition of the song, King Tut. It made fun of the commercialization of the nationwide King Tut phenomenon sparked by the “Treasures of Tutankhamen” exhibition that toured seven cities from 1976 to 1979, drawing about 8 million visitors. These days, however, the video is seen as “cultural appropriation” by students at Reed College in Portland, Oregan.
As Scott Adams points out, President Trump has broken a number of things “that probably needed to be broken.” One of those is ISIS.
Fox News reports:
ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held — with half of that terror group’s so-called “caliphate” having been recaptured since President Trump took office less than a year ago, U.S. military officials said Tuesday.
It is amazing what a little fortitude can accomplish.
In his “Dear White America” letter to The New York Times, Emory University Professor George Yancy wrote, “If you are white, and you are reading this letter, I ask that you don’t run to seek shelter from your own racism. Don’t hide from your responsibility. Rather, begin, right now, to practice being vulnerable.”
He also reminds whites, “Being neither a “good” white person nor a liberal white person will get you off the proverbial hook. … Don’t tell me that you voted for Obama. Don’t tell me that you don’t see color. Don’t tell me that I’m blaming whites for everything. To do so is to hide yet again.”
— NBC 10 WJAR (@NBC10) December 28, 2017
Claire’s, the cosmetic and accessories company for young women, recently recalled nine cosmetic products because a mother had tested her six-year-old daughter’s makeup kit containing lip gloss and eyeshadow and said she found tremolite asbestos.
“I physically sank,” said [Kristi] Warner. “I ended up sitting on the ground, just trying to wrap my head around how something like that could end up in our home.”
Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, put together a GREAT blog on what things President Trump has broken this year. Things, as Adams put it, “that probably needed to be broken.”
Here’s a sample:
GOP – Trump broke the GOP and reconstructed it along his terms, successfully it seems.
DNC – The DNC has no charismatic leader, no game plan, and little money.
Clinton Dynasty – Done
Bush Dynasty – Done
Mainstream Media – The public learned that news coverage is based on bias as much as fact.
NFL – Ratings down, attendance down.
You can find the rest of his post here.
Mark Steyn is one of the best political commentators of our time. Not a Trump apologist, he still nailed the Trump phenomenon when other commentators on the right were in a mist. He was able to do this because he understands we are at war with a multicultural elite who are trying to destroy the very foundations of Christendom or Western Civilization. His speech is well worth listening to.
During the Houston Astros parade celebrating their first World Series title, something was terribly wrong with their first base coach Rich Dauer. No one knew it at the time, but he was suffering from an acute subdural hematoma, caused by a blow to the head when he had fallen the night before.
Dauer didn’t realize he was injured and did not tell anyone about his fall. So when he started to exhibit symptoms, everyone assumed it was the result of exhaustion and dehydration. Instead, Dauer barely escaped death.
In response to a question as to why he criticizes some evangelicals while also calling us to love our neighbor, Douglas Wilson discusses how we are to imitate everything that Christ did. This means we are kind and gentle with those who need kindness and gentleness but critical of those who need criticism. The question and his remarks start at 8:47 in the video:
Multiculturism is leading to the dumbing down of America. People today believe things that no sane person of any philosophical bent would believe if not beholden to bowing down to the multicultural alter.
One of the primary tenets of multiculturism these days is that whites are racist, every one of them, even if they don’t know it. And it appears that, in California at least, they are being aided and abetted by trees:
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