The legacy of Elizabeth II. The ascendance of King Charles III. Justice for Gibson’s Bakery. And much more.
Such a depressing week! And of course Queen Elizabeth's death has brought out the haters, who are blaming her for the sins of empire/colonialism that occurred long before she was born. Because that's how the global Left rolls. But her legacy as a gracious woman with a great deal of grit and a lovely sense of humor will, I hope, outlive the haters' rhetoric.
Here’s why I dropped my NYT subscription:
This is a quote from David Leonhardt’s email this morning:
“Other Big Stories
Oberlin College will pay about $36 million to a local bakery that said it had been falsely accused of racism after a worker caught a Black student shoplifting.”
That said? That said?
So this Kiwi website wasn't deplatformed for causing 3 suicides or an attack on a church, but when they harrassed a trans-activist, they got the boot? Isn't this just another example of corporate wokeness. We have a problem when we let corporations decide who can say what.
Received my Gibson’s baseball hat and will wear it proudly as a reminder that we little people can still take a stand. So happy to hear that Oberlin will finally pay for its abuse of power. Too bad the individuals at Oberlin responsible cannot be held for their actions, but hopefully institutions set up for teaching and learning will take a lesson in truth and accountability now (who am I kidding?)
The parting speech snippet sums up our current situation nicely. Her majesty was always a symbol of England for me (I was born the year of her coronation) and archaic as the institution is, the queen represented a small amount of stability and civility in a world increasingly bent on self destruction. The trials of her family mirrored that chaos, but in the public eye, she remained steady. I genuinely felt bad for her having to give up her afternoon martini, at the age of 95.
While some may scoff at British royalty, I think she personified a type of dignity and grace we all could use more of in our leaders. The Queen vs. AOC. The Queen vs. Michelle.
Speaking of Michelle— she chose a dour expression on her White House protrait. Perfect. Our first black first lady chooses to portray her legacy as she chose her words—-for the first time, I am proud of my country—to convey a disdain for America.
It will be interesting to see what Gibson’s does with $36 million.
Great clip of Trump and the Germans laughing. Bet they aren’t laughing now.
Of course anyone could have seen that Europe was tying a rope around its neck by making itself dependant on Russia for energy. Anyone except the European leadership genuflecting to the green gods.
If you do nothing else, please listen to the short message from the late Queen at the end of Noah's piece. And ponder the corruption and self interest that has taken over our own public life. As well as the trashing of traditional values and our own beautiful nation and its history that is the common currency of the left and its media toadies. As her Majesty noted, what is needed now is a special kind of courage to stand up to the lies - and the people that tell them.
As the UN Commission on Human Rights (imagine that) recently noted, there is one nation on Earth running concentration camps. It is China. So when you buy Nikes, or Apple products or bank at Chase or watch the NBA, just remember the sort of low and cowardly people you're supporting - I'm looking at you Jamie Dimon, LeBron James, Tim Cook, John Cena and all the others carrying water for evil. Especially our pretender President - firmly in China's back pocket. For if treason doth prosper.....
Queen Elizabeth - queen of duty
Lori Lightfoot - queen of self righteousness.
I am deeply disturbed by the use of the term “special master”. This relic of a racist past must be purged from the legal lexicon.
All this negativity about The Monarch and the Queen. Here in the USA, get a government job and you are set for life. Departments, committee and sub-committees, ex-military consultants (paid big bucks), CDC and NIH (how many employed there alone?), and on and on. Great benefits and retirement benefits. Paid for by us. And there’s still billions to fund whatever war is raging. God bless the Queen, God save the King. While God is at it, please save us too.
It has been quite a week. I wasn’t familiar with Gibson’s vs Oberlin until listening to the honestly podcast. It was very unsettling, but I was happy to hear Oberlin finally “agreed” ha! to pay. The last thing I needed was to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a steady force in the world. I was never a follower or fan of the royals. To me they were just part of the cultural tapestry of life. But I admire QE’s dignity, strength and loyalty. To inherit such a heavy burden of responsibility at such a young age is unimaginable.
I don’t mind getting older but I do dislike how life becomes increasingly unrecognizable and the struggle to have faith in younger generations. It’s difficult to maintain optimism.
"I have one foot in politics and the other in gaming, which means I spend half my time with the worst people on the internet, and the other half with gamers."
Best line of the day!
“The messages, all from 2006, include Masters—who was then 19 years old— defending 9/11 conspiracy theories”
Kyrsten Sinema is a Senator from Arizona.
In college Kyrsten Sinema promoted a campus appearance by Lynne Stewart who was literally 100% convicted of providing material support to terrorists; namely Omar Abdel Rahman, who tried to blow up the World Trade Center.
I was listening to John Podhoretz and Noah Rothman of the Commentary Magazine podcast shitting their pants because, based on these college bulletin board comments from Masters, they think that Blake Masters has a good shot of taking over the United States and becoming a Herman Goering type figure.
The Commentary Magazine conspiracy theories about the threat of Blake Masters and right wing evangelicals are ironically even more psychotic that the “jet fuel doesn’t melt steel beams” shit. They didn’t mention that Kyrsten Sinema did PR for the 9/11 hijackers in college because their job is to pretend to be conservative while helping Democrats.
"This has been painful for everyone involved" says Oberlin, in the manner of a mass shooter saying the same as he's hauled off to death row. Even now Oberlin admits no wrongdoing, acting as though it's in the right.
If "social justice" wasn't Orwellian, it'd be Oberlin that the activists burn to the ground.
Pretty good, Mr. Blum.
"[Queen Elizabeth's] successor, King Charles III, will control only 14 realms plus the U.K. "
Pish-tosh. He won't "control" a thing.