Posts Tagged ‘irony’

The Trans-Cultural Mindfulness Alliance is only 1/3 right

Posted: January 25, 2023 by datechguy in comedy

On Twitchy the “Trans-Cultural Mindfulness Alliance” revealed itself to be a parody account and berated news organizations for being fooled about their story concerning demands to cancel Aretha Franklin’s song “Natural Woman”

I think they were maybe 1/3 right:

While they might be correct that a news organization should have contacted them being “stunned” that the lazy journalists of today didn’t bother is on them. That shouldn’t stun anyone familiar with the business at all, disappoint maybe stun, never.

But the real problem is is this line:

“Based on the Sheer ridiculousness of the content of this page, how could JOURNALISTS not comprehend that this is parody/satire.”

I laughed at loud at this. Sheer Ridiculousness? Have you actually seen the trans movement in action? The men have periods and the protests and the claims?

I submit and suggest that if sheer Ridiculousness was the standard to judge stories on the transgender movement then practically everything we hear would be considered parody. If you doubt me go to the Babylon Bee and search for the phrase “prophecies fulfilled” Then tell me how “Sheer ridiculousness of the content” should be the standard used on judging if a story about the left is parody or not.

By John Ruberry

Hello parents! Do you want to raise children who will enter politics? Then keep reading.

Rather than bringing up kids to act responsibly, your politico children need to end up the complete opposite of that.

Unlike me. Which is why rather than claiming the idea for this blog post as entirely my own, I have to credit an old Mad Magazine article from decades ago. 

Here we go.

Your political children need to be proficient liars. Incoming Republican congressman George Santos of New York invented an entire past for himself. He lied about where he worked, what schools he attended, what religion he is, how much money he made, where and when his mother died, and possibly even his sexual preference. Apparently, Santos was more truthful when he ran for Congress in 2020. And what did that get him then? A defeat. 

Over on the Democratic side, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, all the way back to her academic career, claimed to be a Native American. In preparation for her 2020 presidential run, Warren released a DNA test that she claimed there was “strong evidence” that she had an Indian ancestor six to ten generations back, making her anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1024 indigenous American.

That lie led Donald Trump to dub Warren “Pocahantas.” As for the former president, he refused to release his tax returns after announcing his first run for president because the real estate mogul said we was undergoing in IRS audit. He wasn’t. 

But our current president, Joe Biden, is a Baron Munchausen-level fabulist. Some of his lies are humorous, such as the tale, which has been debunked numerous times, about Biden being told in the 2010s that he traveled over one million miles on Amtrak by an on-duty conductor who retired twenty-years earlier. Other lies, such as Biden the blaming the rise in gasoline prices since he took office two years ago solely on the war in Ukraine, betray a lack of emotional maturity. 

Just last month, Biden claimed to have been the impetus for the awarding a Purple Heart to an uncle, a World War II veteran. That didn’t happen

And the Inflation Reduction Act is simply an expensive falsehood.

Your political children need to blame others for their mistakes. In addition to blaming Putin for high energy prices, Biden and his administration pointed their collective finger at Trump for the highest inflation America has suffered in four decades. Rather, it was Biden’s anti-energy policies and his pork-laden $1.9 trillion stimulus bill of 2021 that were the culprits. The American economy was well on its way to recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown by then, the bill was not only unnecessary, but also harmful. 

Your political children need to procrastinate. Just a few days ago, as a government shutdown loomed, Joe Biden signed into law a massive spending bill, one that will almost certainly add oxygen to our roaring inflation fire. Spending bills are due annually before October 1, but not since 1996 has a spending bill has been signed into law before that date.

So when one of your children drops a bomb on you that urgent help is needed on a ten-page term paper–which is due the next morning–you should be proud. You are raising a politician. Which brings me to my next recommendation.

Your political children need to ignore their homework assignments. Here’s one more item about that most recent spending bill. It’s over 4,000 pages long. Few if any members of Congress read it before voting on it. And I am certain that man who signed it into law, Joe Biden, didn’t read it either.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Otto Ludwig Piffl: Is everybody in this world corrupt?

Peripetchikoff: I don’t know everybody.

One Two Three 1961

Project Veritas has done it again exposing the Dean of Chicago’s Francis W. Parker school has some interesting priorities for the students in his charge:

If you wanted the dictionary definition of “Groomer” this guy would be it.

So how does this elite private school react to this, what’s their priority? To warn parents against the evil right wingers!

Both they and the dean have since deleted their twitter accounts. Project veritas has replied in their now, thanks to Elon Musk restored twitter account.

All of this is an excellent reminder that while “private school” means an actual education it doesn’t mean you avoid the liberal agenda.

Now in fairness this is Chicago land of the left so it is possible that the school administration and the parents while wanting to avoid the drugs, guns and the lack of an actual education in the public schools, might pine for the indoctrination to the liberal/gay agenda that they kids are missing so it is very possible that they might be all on board with this kind of thing.

But may I suggest that if you are one of those few parents who not only want an actual education for your kids but aren’t all into the left’s groomer agenda, you might want to consider a Catholic primary or high school.

Closing thoughts: I’d be very interested in seeing the letter going to the alumni donors in explanation.

Closing thought 2: While I’m not a facebook person I took the liberty of checking the Wayback machine to see what was happening on their page. The screengrabs from March had all kinds of school stuff but all the grabs from today brought up 302 errors.

How about that!

Spinning Your Life Insurance Away

Posted: November 29, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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Here is a story you might have missed via the Hill:

Life insurers pay record death benefits in 2021

From the piece:

Life insurance payouts reached a new high in 2021, according to a leading trade association.  

New data released by the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) shows companies paid $100 billion to the beneficiaries of policyholders who died last year.  

That number is the highest amount life insurance companies have paid out to policyholder beneficiaries in a single year, according to a release from the ACLI.  

That data is not any surprise to those who have followed the mRNA shots and the VERAS information, and who have highlighted the “died suddenly” stories that the left has done it’s best to avoid, deny or suppress.

The problem becomes how does one spin this data to preserve the desired narrative, well apparently you do it like this:

And that spike is driven by two reasons: the disease’s presence resulting in more Americans purchasing life insurance and the sheer number of people who have died as a result of being infected with the virus.  

Given the age range of those who are dying from COVID this conclusion is laughable particularly when you compare the overall death rates in the country over the last 10 years.

Where the life insurance takes a hit is when young healthy people who are expected to live a lot longer die.

I wonder what might be causing that?

I predict that in the next few years, if it hasn’t started already, insurers will take into account if you have had the COVID shot when quoting you a rate and the unvaccinated will find themselves with a price advantage.

Unexpectedly of course