Thoughts On A Sunday

Here it is, SuperBowl Sunday, and the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the Tom Brady...err...Tampa Bay Buccaneers in SuperBowl LV. While no longer the quarterback for the New England Patriots, he still has a lot fans here in New England.

Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots, offered a number of health care personnel throughout New England tickets to the SuperBowl and a ride to and from the game in the Patriots team jet.

That’s just how much fans here like TB12.


The final transformation of the New York Times from the Newspaper of Record to the Propaganda Wing of the Progressive/Socialist/Democrat Party is almost complete.

The latest action moving the Times into State Propaganda Organ territory?

The removal of linguistic intent regarding ‘judging’ the guilt of any party, particularly the staff of the Times, means that any ‘unwoke’ words used by the staff, regardless of intent, is enough grounds to dismiss the miscreant in question.

There are so many things wrong with this that even journalists from other publications are wondering what the heck is going on at the Times.

Glenn Reynolds has an explanation that makes sense:

On the one hand, watching far-left institutions eat themselves should be amusing, but it bodes poorly for the rest of society, especially now that we have an administration that supports this kind of thing, unless it affects the nomenklatura.

And remember, as the powers that be attempt to force a “Great Reset” in which institutional authority is re-established, this is what those institutions are like: Stupid and crazy. And vicious.



Moving Forward To The Past!

It looks like the Tech Oligarchs are working to bring back an old tradition, one that trapped so many American workers into endless servitude back in the late 19th and early/mid 20th century: Company Towns. Unlike the old company towns, these would include a touch of Big Brotherism.

Forget about dismantling the power of Big Tech. If a Nevada bill becomes law in the state, tech companies would be given a jolt of steroids. They would be able to start their own governments...

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state’s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.

The zones would permit companies with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and courts and provide government services.

The measure to further economic development with the “alternative form of local government” has not yet been introduced in the Legislature.

From the 1890s or thereabouts to the first couple of decades past World War II, the “company town” and the “company man” were inextricably a thing. Companies that were mining coal, extending the railroads, building the telegraph, and generally moving America’s borders and cities west or industries forward were able to establish what amounted to jurisdictions and even forms of currency on land they owned. Workers would live their entire lives in the company town, shop at the company store, and were even often paid in scrip, which was company currency. When you took such a job, you “sold your soul to the company store,” as the old song goes.


Imagine, though, what woke technocrats will do with their newfound territorial powers. Imagine “mayors” or whatever title the local tech government leaders take answering directly to Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Twitter already acts like it has a foreign policy and it censors all kinds of things including actual news. It could take on a domestic portfolio/personality cult at the local level.

It is something that must be contemplated. There must be legal protections in place to protect the residents of such company towns, to preserve Constitutional rights, to prevent the creation of new serfs or indentured servants who will be forced to live in high tech gulags.

As the saying goes, Read The Whole Thing.


Is North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor, Mark Robinson, a member of the KKK?

If he is, then it shows the KKK has become more diverse and has entered the 21st century.

This past November, Robinson was elected as North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor. Not that we care, but his election was historical in the sense that he was the first black man to be elected to the office. (We don’t care because we don’t care about the color of his skin.) Obviously, in electing the Robinson, the people of North Carolina displayed their deeply embedded racism. (/sarcasm off)

In North Carolina, the duties of the Lieutenant Governor include presiding over the Senate and sitting on different government panels such as the Board of Education and Energy Commission.


In response to the debate [over proposed new “inclusive” education standards], television station and website WRAL published a political cartoon by Dennis Draughon – who happens to be a middle school social studies teacher.

The message of the cartoon is clear: if you are on the Board of Education and are a conservative, you must be a member of the KKK.

Imagine that. A black man is a member of the KKK. Who would have guess[ed] that the violent and racist organization founded and supported by Democrats would have a black man as a member.

Imagine that!


Does President* Biden truly believe it will take 10 years to bring jobs back to America?

Apparently so:

In the Oval with Democrats, President Biden comments on the grim jobs report, saying at this rate it would take "10 years before we get to full employment. That's not hyperbole. That's a fact."

"We can't do too much here. We can do too little. We can do too little and sputter."


President Orange Man Bad brought back millions of jobs in less then a single term, a part of that being re-shoring jobs Obama had incentivized to be shipped overseas, made it more attractive to create and keep jobs here. Much of the rest was getting overly restrictive and unnecessary regulations out of the way which allowed businesses to expand and hire more workers.

If the jobs that President* Biden is talking about are those killed by over-the-top Covid-19 restrictions placed upon businesses by state governors and city mayors, then there is little he can do. But one must remember that many of those restrictions were put in place at the behest of the CDC and Dr. Fauci. Maybe he needs to ask the governors and mayors to loosen the business restrictions, specifically those that are known to be ineffective and get Americans back to work.

But it isn’t likely he will. That wouldn’t fit the “Covid-19 is gonna kill us ALL!” narrative.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where it’s snowing again, we’re getting ready to do more laundry, and where once again Monday is rolling along all to soon.