Roll

Tucker is on a roll. For two days in a row, he eviscerated the biggest GOP donor and a Republican senator on the take. And now he’s going after the American Enterprise Institute and its disgusting dealings on behalf of Purdue Pharma.

So many articles and “studies” are nothing but ads for pharmaceutical companies.

Shel’s Guilt Trips Unlimited

Everybody says Shel Silverstein. But have you, folks, read The Giving Tree? I still have PTSD from it. N discovered it first and almost needed sedation after reading it.

It figures that the author is Jewish, and so his whole family must have worked as travel agents for Guilt Trips Unlimited.

If you don’t understand what I’m on about, it’s really, honestly great. But for people like us, a lot of bad, bad stuff is awakened by this whiny, mealy-mouthed guilt-tripping. It’s like for a child of alcoholics to read a story where a drunkard mommy is presented as cute and endearing.

The Playbook

A college play was cancelled because it has a scene where a group of marginalized people defeat evil Ku Klux Klaners. Because it’s racist to show Klansmen getting their evil asses whooped.

If you feel confused, that’s because you never lived in the USSR. The rules are supposed to be impossible to figure out and follow. It’s the whole point. It doesn’t matter how well-meaning and sincere you are. You’ll be accused and persecuted anyway.

Like a Sneeze

I’m always petrified by people who say things like “Kamala Harris’s campaign floundered because of racism.” They obviously don’t believe it because a rational, sane person can’t believe something like this. But then why do they say it? Why do so many people pipe up with a clearly crazy “racism!” when it makes zero sense?

And I finally figured it out. It’s like when someone sneezes and everybody goes, “Bless you!” It doesn’t mean people believe in blessings or think that evil spirits leave your body through the mouth when you sneeze. Believing that would be as crazy as thinking that Harris dropped out because of racism.

But saying “bless you” isn’t about blessings, just like saying “racism” is not about any actual racism. It’s simply a noise people think it’s appropriate to make in certain situations. It’s like “hi, how are you.” Nobody expects a sincere response. What you are supposed to do instead is replicate the socially appropriate noise.

The problem is, of course, that sneeze is not a big deal, so who cares. It doesn’t have much meaning to begin with so turning it into an empty social nicety hurts no one.