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.
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:
A recent program in the Defense Department for the purpose of understanding “unidentified aerial phenomena” cost taxpayers at least $20 million.
The program was initiated by Harry Reid, at the behest of a campaign contributor, when he was still Senate majority leader. Politico reports:
Reid initiated the program, which ultimately spent more than $20 million, through an earmark after he was persuaded in part by aerospace titan and hotel chain founder Bob Bigelow, a friend and fellow Nevadan who owns Bigelow Aerospace, a space technology company and government contractor. Bigelow, whose company received some of the research contracts, was also a regular contributor to Reid’s re-election campaigns, campaign finance records show, at least $10,000 between 1998 and 2008.
Corporate cronyism takes many forms today, much of it driven by liberals who are supposed to be for the little people. However, this has to be one of the craziest.
As Mark Steyn points out, Roy Moore didn’t lose because of the allegations against him, he lost because he had to run against both the Democrats and Republicans.
Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and their congressional friends aren’t alone in their opposition to anything that would help President Trump and flyover America from wresting control of the government. They are joined by the deepest of the deep state in the CIA and FBI.
David Stockman lists some of the culprits:
Click here to read the rest of Stockman’s article, Why the Deep State is at War with Trump.
Mark Steyn is one of the two best political commentators in the English speaking world today.
Here is an excerpt of his thoughts on the swamp’s victory in the Alabama Senate race yesterday:
Roy Moore was the nominee only because the smart guys over-invested in Luther Strange (just as in 2015 they over-invested in Jeb Bush). In the first round of primary voting, Mitch McConnell’s priority was to prop up Strange by taking out what he regarded as his principal threat, Mo Brooks. Congressman Brooks would have made an excellent senator, and would have been elected in a walk, and he can also claim more plausibly than Moore to be a populist conservative aligned with the Trump agenda. But McConnell didn’t want him in the Senate and, as he saw it, once Brooks was gone, Luther Strange would have no trouble walloping Moore in the run-off.