Good Monday morning, fellow Spectators!
For most of us this will be a very short week as the Thanksgiving holiday officially starts on Wednesday. Loads of pre-dinner cooking, baking, and cleaning for the hungry hoard that will attack the dining table on Thursday.
Some giblets for ya…
Dying and Deaths:
Satan FINALLY decided to bring Charlie “Helter Skelter” Manson home. The 83 year old (1971) convicted mass murdering cult leader and evil-as-fuck lunatic died Sunday in the hospital. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro were at the rusty gates of Hell to meet Charlie. Satan and the dregs from the bowels of deepest Hell are welcoming him right now. Years ago I read “Helter Skelter”. There was a lot of background into Manson’s life. A train wreck from birth, obviously some of his most younger years of infancy and toddlerhood were inflicted with his broken and busted environment growing up which deeply contributed to his psyche that had him getting into trouble at a very early age. He went from youth incarcerations to adult jail and prison. At one point Manson admitted he felt at home behind bars.
Mega rock band, AC/DC, co-founder Malcolm Young died over the weekend at age 64. The guitarist and songwriter had been battling dementia for the last few years.
Country music star Mel “Coca Cola Cowboy” Tillis has passed away at age 85. Besides his own country music hits, Tillis wrote over a thousand songs that other artists recorded.
One of my own childhood pop icons, David Cassidy, is in critical condition in ICU. Cassidy was huge in the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly due to his staring role in the hit TV series “The Partridge Family”. He toured with his band during the TV series run, which bolstered the show’s popularity. After the show was canceled on TV, Cassidy still treated his fan base to the old and new hits for years, and still toured well after the “Tiger Beat” days. The 87 year old Cassidy has been on a kidney transplant waiting list, but a family spokes person says his condition has gone beyond that now. Yesterday the internet was back and forth as to Cassidy’s status, some bogus reports having him as having died. However, official word remains that he is currently in the ICU with organ failure.
Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86
Famed ‘Cosby Show’ and Broadway actor Earle Hyman dies at 91
Monkeys Flinging Poo:
NYT Blames Racism for Americans Wanting to Keep the Money They Earn
Hillary accidentally pays a YUGE compliment to Fox News and indicts every other MSM outlet
Laurence Tribe calls Trump’s misspelling of “Frankenstein” “at least subconsciously antisemitic.”
Maria Bartiromo blocked Brian Stelter so he and Joy Reid bitched about her on Twitter
Glenn Reynolds has news for Stelter and Reid: Social media threat: People learned to survive disease, we can handle Twitter
We don’t know much about the spread of ideas, or what would constitute the equivalent of intellectual indoor plumbing. But civics and skepticism would be a good start.
Society seems to be growing steadily crazier. And maybe it doesn’t just seem to be. Maybe it actually, is growing crazier.
Then I ran across this observation on Twitter: “The Internet is rewiring brains and social relations. Could it be producing a civilizational nervous breakdown?” And I saw another article noting that depression in teens skyrocketed between 2010 and 2015, as smartphones took over. It made me wonder if we’re in the same boat as the neolithic cities, only for what you might call viruses of the mind: Toxic ideas that spread like wildfire.
As usual, read the whole thing.
Apparently Cher leads the way as one of the social media infected as she is in full babel now:
Let’s just cancel the Oscars … Or as we who don’t watch have come to designate it: The Rape Festival of Silent Victims and Enablers Now Squirming Trying To Decide On An Anti-Trump or an Anti-Hollywood Hell Acceptance Speech”. I agree, spare us. The Oscars have seen very poor, and getting worse, ratings for years now. Let them rent a banquet hall, tank-up on liquor and have at each other out of our sight, already.
Soros-tied donor network to ramp up efforts to elect left-wing prosecutors
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews takes shots at Pelosi, Schumer, says Clinton ‘deplorables’ comment a big mistake — Dems have lost patriotism … I dunno, Chrissy. Ain’t gonna get much better in 2018 and 2020 with all those heavy-lefty Soros billion$ pumped into escalating the democrat ugliness.
Trump vs. sports idiots:
Recently released from a China jail UCLA basketball player’s father insists he doesn’t “thank” Trump for his son’s release, and claims shop lifting ain’t no real crime anyway. Of course Trump’s not choosing silence in addressing the dad’s public remarks. I guess the UCLA dad is willfully ignorant of the penalty for stealing in communist countries. There are no ‘minor’ crimes in communist states.
Trump hits Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch for standing only for Mexican anthem; suggests suspension
Higher Learning High on Its Own Fart Fumes:
Howie Carr: Whiny Ivies apoplectic over tax – GOP aims at endowments
Brooklyn College doesn’t want police using campus bathrooms
White inventor of ‘white fragility’ tells University of Texas: Whites must stop becoming teachers
Rutgers University president argues that rash of anti-Semitism on the campus is protected by the First Amendment
Wait, what??? How about anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, anti-(fill in the blank)…
VIDEO: Student radio hosts yanked from air, suspended after using the word ‘tranny’
Professor tells students not to use term ‘he’ without adding ‘she’
Oxford college introduces compulsory classes on ‘cultural appropriation’ for students
What is the racial endgame for campus progressives?
My friend Jeffrey Varasano @ Facebook:
I’d tell these professors that they have adopted an ideology. It’s not “the one and only truth”. In fact it so rare that no on in human history ever thought of it. “Are you suddenly the bearers of the one revealed truth?” “Has everyone in history been wrong up until you and your ideological group found out this new truth?”
In effect it’s your religion and your dogma. And what you are doing now is charging me with heresy to your dogma. You are trying to implement a state religion. You are both trying to brainwash me and all of us and also you are creating a religious test and setting yourselves up as religious police. You are 1984. You are, in all ways, in a cult. And you are doing what cultists do. You are funneling all reality thru your narrow ideology and finding all others guilty.
Extended: Excerpts from secretly recorded meeting between Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and faculty
This: Classic liberal “logic”. Rolling Stone is blaming the fraternity for the magazine’s published story of lies accusing them of rape…
Student sues UC San Diego for injuries in anti-Trump election night protest shutting down freeway, claiming university ‘organized’ it
This morning’s NBMMC post brought to you by old school higher Eds who actually make more sense than today’s campus profs…
Go out and make it a great start to the holiday week, Spectators.
And remember, your heart, soul and mind are what make you not so insignificant in the full scope of Creation. Use them wisely…
(The Milky Way on view from the ISS as the moon crosses in front of the sun. Also note the moon shadow across the bottom of the Earth.)