Cancel Culture

Easier to Cancel You

How did I miss this? A Minnesota school board is making it easier to cancel those who they disagree with. Their rules say that, in order to speak to the board at a meeting, a speaker must:

  • The speaker must state their home address before speaking
  • Board members cannot be addressed directly
  • No one may discuss any issue not on the agenda for the meeting
  • If anyone cheers, claps, or speaks out of turn, the public forum will be shut down at once.

Effective tonight, open forum participants are prohibited from calling out or addressing any individual school board or school district staff member. If this occurs, open forum will be closed,. Beginning at the Nov. 1 school board meeting, open forum will be limited to those individuals who wish to speak to an item on the board agenda.

Crowd noise, or any sort of grandstanding during open forum, including applause, talking, hollering or any outburst will result in open forum being closed. Further, beginning at the Nov. 1 school board meeting, open forum participation will be limited to those individuals who wish to speak to an item on the board agenda.

So much for petitioning your government for a redress of grievances, eh? I wholeheartedly agree with the author of the linked page when he said:

This is exactly the kind of subtle tyranny that’s being implemented across the country, from private employers to the federal government to classrooms and everywhere in between.

Sure, no one is forcing you to take the vaccine, but you’ll lose your job if you don’t. Sure, no one is forcing your child to adopt the ideology of critical race theory, but they’ll be alienated by their peers and told in class they’re a racist if they don’t repent of their whiteness.

Sure, no one is banning you from speaking out against local school board policies, but just go ahead and tell everyone where your kids sleep if you’d like the opportunity to do so.

What’s next? I shudder to imagine.

Please take a few minutes and read the entire article.

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Creating Villains

This article is an attempt to paint gun owners as being terrorists and Nazis. Case in point:

The Atlanta Gun Show, held over a weekend in late September, had everything one might need for a coming apocalypse or civil war: flame throwers, hundreds of rifles, thousands of handguns and knives, body armor, survival kits, medical supplies…Nestled in the middle of the show at the Atlanta Expo Center, a man proudly displayed Nazi memorabilia: medals, swastika patches and a model of a German amphibious vehicle occupied by toy Nazi soldiers. People crowded around his table, asking questions about buying and selling Nazi stuff.

Let’s look at that table of Nazi memorabilia.

Looks evil, right? Let’s take a closer look:

Not a Nazi. This table is selling war memorabilia from all three of the major suppliers of weapons, but a person buying and selling Japanese WW2 military items doesn’t support the true goal here: making gun owners look like they are trying to kill minorities. This is about turning 2A supporters into racist killers.

This is another attempt at making the same stupid “terrorist” argument they always do. Trump supporters were terrorists in October.

NBC claimed that Republicans are planning an armed insurrection and that Steve Bannon has turned Breitbart News into a right wing ethno-Nationalist Propaganda mill. (Oct 4, 2021)

The Guardian says that Republicans are meeting as a part of secret hate groups who want to target non-whites and LGTBQOENC… (Sept 30, 2021)

It became apparent in June that Biden’s plan was to demonize and target the right as terrorists so he can bring the full power of the Federal government’s anti-terror laws to bear.

This editorial in the Washington Post says that anyone who opposes the COVID vaccine is committing domestic terrorism. 

San Francisco has declared that the NRA is a terrorist organization, and is urging the Federal Government to do the same. 

This isn’t new. It’s been going on for more than a decade. From twelve years ago:

Americans affiliated with a foreign terrorist group would be stripped of their U.S. citizenship under bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Joseph Lieberman.Americans affiliated with a foreign terrorist group would be stripped of their U.S. citizenship under bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Joseph Lieberman.

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He’s Looking At Me

A guy in a gym is looking at a woman. That apparently justifies her and her husband in threatening the man. It isn’t a crime to look at someone, but it certainly IS a crime to threaten someone with violence.

Chicks like this dress the way that they do because they WANT people to look at them. They just don’t want people who they find unattractive to look at them. If the man had been “hot” she would have enjoyed the attention and continued to show off for him. Because he wasn’t physically attractive, she decided to play like she was offended. These women seem to think that they can use or threaten force because a guy that they don’t find attractive dares to look at them. This is evidenced by the fact that they post videos and pictures of themselves all over the internet for people to ogle. They enjoy being the center of attention.

Back in 2011, I was standing in line in a Quizno’s sandwich shop in Tampa. The woman who was standing in line in front of me had on one of those midriff-bearing tops, and had a tattoo in the middle of her back. The tattoo was in an old English type of font, with her pants covering the lower half of the letters. I was standing in line, trying to figure out what the tattoo said when she turned around and asked me what I was staring at.

I replied that I was looking at her tattoo, and asked her what it said. Now it’s been my experience that people with tattoos love to show them off. Not this woman. She got angry and said, “Did I give you permission to look at it? Where do you think you get the right to stare at me without my permission?”

Now my natural smartass came out at that point, and I replied “What were you thinking when you put on that outfit this morning- ‘Oh, I hope no one looks at me!’ ??”

At this point, some huge guy, presumably her boyfriend, comes over and asks her if I am bothering her. She replies in the affirmative, and the meathead tells me that we are stepping outside to settle this. I tell him that there is no way that I am going outside and that I am not going to fight him, to which he replies that either I am going to go on my own, or he is dragging me outside, and he is kicking my ass whether I like it or not.

At that point, I tell him that it would be a VERY bad idea to drag me outside, and tell him that he needs to just let it go. Long story short, I didn’t have to go outside, and I didn’t have to shoot anyone.

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Symbols Taint Jury

In Tennessee, a black man was granted a new trial because the room where the jury deliberated had historical displays in it that contained a portrait of Jefferson Davis and an example of the Third Flag of the Confederacy (which was only in use for 36 days before Lee’s surrender).

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Not Science

Destroying the reputation of anyone who questions your opinion is not science. This is the 21st century version of the inquisition.

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Facts Are Racist

Ivy league schools no longer use testing to see if applicants know stuff.

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Not Fair

The left is upset that Chik Fil A hates the gays, but still has so many customers that they drive off because the lines are too long.

Even Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg confesses it’s hard to react vehemently to Chick-fil-A’s staunch anti-gay politics when its chicken is, to him at least, so good.

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But that’s different…

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Cars are racist and need to be outlawed

They cause death, injury, and climate change. All of this has a disparate impact on the poor, who we all know is made up of mostly minorities. That is the story that is beginning to emerge from the left.

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COVAX firings continue

Officials with the fire department of Orange County, Florida have announced that they are firing one of their Battalion Chiefs because he refused to issue written reprimands to employees that failed to disclose their vaccine status.

In other local fire department news, Osceola county wants to have firefighters, police officers and EMTs to fill in on school bus routes, because the schools don’t have enough bus drivers. This idea is going to be difficult, for the simple fact that none of those workers have a CDL as a part of their job and will first have to get trained and pass the CDL exam.

Additionally, the hourly pay for firefighters, EMTs, and cops is far higher than what they pay school bus drivers. I doubt you will get many volunteers, especially since public safety agencies are busy firing all of their emergency workers.