The Clown Show

As of:  March 27, 2022

This page is devoted to the foolish, dangerous or just plain asinine actions and remarks coming from the anointed class.  Read it and weep.  However, take it seriously.  It may sound kooky now, but it is a preview of what the Progressives want in the future.

 March 25, 2010

Congressman worried that the island of Guam will "tip over and capsize"

This is an old one, but worth documenting, if only to preserve it for history.  On March 25, 2010, Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Georgia), during testimony by senior Naval officers (including the Admiral commanding the Pacific Fleet), regarding assigning additional personnel to Guam, said: " My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

Unfortunately for Congressman Johnson, the video of his statement went viral.  Multiple news outlets also wrote stories, such as this article from c|net.  There are several videos on YouTube, such as this one.

And, yes, Congressman Johnson is still "representing" the people in his district.  Apparently it takes a lot to embarrass voters in Atlanta.

If you haven't had enough, check out this video collection.

November 9, 2016

Paul Krugman says stock market will "never" recover from Trump, so the Dow hits record highs

Paul Krugman is a New York Times opinion writer and Nobel prize-winning economist, famous primarily for the number of times he is wrong in his predictions.  On November 9, 2016 he predicted that the stock market will "never" recover from Trump's presidential victory, only to be proven wrong in less than a day.  Read the Daily Caller article, written by Blake Neff.

January 22, 2021

    California refuses to release COVID-19 data, saying that it would only "confuse the citizens of California". 

    “At the moment the projections are not being shared publicly,” Department of Public Health spokeswoman Ali Bay said in an email to The Associated Press.  The source was Associated Press at https://apnews.com/article/sacramento-california-coronavirus-pandemic-gavin-newsom-38bb44ea7cb39eab9f6f6c621daeaf10.  The article is no longer available.

   More from AP:  "On Friday, the Associated Press published a bombshell story alleging that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration had been keeping secret the data calculations by which it has justified one of the country’s longest and most stringent lockdowns."

   Apparently the rulers in California, headed by Governor Gavin Newsom, do not believe that the ordinary citizens of California have enough brains to figure out what the government is doing.  Here is another display of the contempt that the "anointed class" has for the people whose taxes pay their salaries.  Ah yes, "I'm from the government, you can trust me".   HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

   Hmmm.  Could it be that the data is just a collection of garbage? 

   Also see a report on the same subject by the Mike Slater "True Story" show.

February 23, 2021

Woke Math Spreads to Oregon

“The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so,” the course toolkit in Oregon reads. “Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”

So what do we do?  Have a vote on 2 + 2 = ?????, and the majority wins?  How would you feel getting on airplane designed by an someone "educated" in Oregon?  This is simply another illustration that following Progressivism to its logical conclusion means that somewhere along that journey you, of necessity, have to depart from reality.  "Departure from reality" used to mean that you would wind up as a resident of the funny farm.  Now, at least in Oregon, you wind up in government.

Read the complete article HERE.

September 21, 2021

Other Than That, Prices Are Fine

“If you take out” beef, pork, poultry, explained Brian Deese of Joe Biden’s National Economic Council, “price increases … are more in line with historical norms.” That’s right. He said that other than the staples of most Americans’ diet, everything is fine and inflation is no big deal.

It reminds us of former Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry’s hilariously obtuse 1989 claim that, “except for the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”

The Biden administration’s attempt to downplay rampant inflation is laughable and infuriating all at once. According to Biden’s Labor Department, inflation finally eased a bit in August to an annual rate of 5.3%, but, applying a bit of Deese’s logic, that easing may be primarily because of rapidly declining used car prices, hotel rates, and airline fares.

It’s also because “core inflation,” which excludes food and energy, is up only 4%. Don’t you feel better?

“Pardon families if they doubt this because they don’t have the luxury of living on core items,” write the editors of The Wall Street Journal. “Prices for food consumed at home rose 3% over the past year, and prices for proteins such as meat, fish and eggs have increased 8%. Gas and electricity price rises accelerated from July to August, and the government’s index for all energy items has increased 25% over the past year. Producer prices, which work their way into consumer prices, were up 8.3% in August from a year earlier.”

School supplies and clothing are up anywhere from 3% to 10%. Fast food prices are up nearly 10% since May.

See the complete article here.

September 25, 2021

Washington school bans students’ 9/11 tribute for being ‘racially insensitive’

Students at a Washington state high school football game were banned from wearing red, white and blue in honor of 9/11 victims because some may find it “racially insensitive.”

The students at Eastlake High School in Sammamish said they were told at the last minute they couldn’t come to Friday night’s game in the patriotic colors, according to KTTH radio station.

“They had explained that red, white and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive and may affect people in a way that we will not understand and for that reason that we were to change our theme,” one student told the outlet.

See the complete article here.

September 25, 2021

National Archives ‘harmful content’ warning on Constitution, Declaration of Independence, other founding documents

The National Archives Records Administration placed a “harmful content” warning on the Constitution, labeling the governing document of the United States as “harmful or difficult to view.” The warning applies to all documents across the Archives’ cataloged website, including the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

“NARA’s records span the history of the United States, and it is our charge to preserve and make available these historical records,” the administration said in a statement. “As a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions. In addition, some of the materials may relate to violent or graphic events and are preserved for their historical significance.”

See the complete article here.

September 27, 2021

School Forced Teacher to Take Down ‘Political’ Pro-Police Flag, Despite Allowing BLM Symbols

A teacher in Washington state was reportedly forced to remove a pro-police flag from her middle school classroom after administrators deemed it a “political message,” despite allowing messages in support of Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ pride flags to remain posted in the school.

While the Marysville Middle School teacher wished to remain anonymous, her brother, Chris Sutherland, told The Jason Rantz Show that administrators told his sister it is “controversial” to display a “Thin Blue Line” flag in her classroom and that it “makes kids and staff feel unsafe.”

See the complete article here.

September 28, 2021

Washington university creates segregated housing specifically for Black students

Western Washington University reserves a floor for its 'Black Affinity Housing program'

See the complete Fox News article here.

September 28, 2021

Press Secretary Jen Psaki flunks Economics 101

“Obviously, the president’s commitment remains not raising taxes for anyone making less than $400,000 a year. There are some … who argue that in the past, companies have passed on these costs to consumers. … We feel that that’s unfair and absurd, and the American people would not stand for that.” —Jen Psaki

Would someone send this benighted fool - who only lies when her lips move -  a basic textbook on economics?  Businesses view taxes as just another cost, same as wages, interest, material, rent, etc., etc.  If you rent out a home and your property taxes go up, you have to raise the rent or go broke.  How are the "American people" going to determine how much the cost of an automobile went up because of increased taxes?  But, perhaps we're looking at the Democrats installing socialistic price controls to ensure everything in the country has a "fair"price".  Just see how successful that was in the ex-Soviet Union and Venezuela.

October 1, 2021

National school board group wants Biden to use the PATRIOT Act against parents

An organization claiming to represent some 90,000 school board officials has asked the White House to intervene against parents who oppose onerous coronavirus masking mandates and the teaching of racialist ideology.

In fact, the National School Boards Association argued this week that parents are engaged in “domestic terrorism” and asked the White House to use the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security against protesters. It has even asked the White House to consider deploying the USA PATRIOT Act against parents and community leaders who oppose mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory.

See the complete Washington Examiner article here.

Similar article from The Western Journal

October 20, 2012

Interaction between Joe and Jill Biden.  Is Joe okay?  See the video

November 7, 2021

What Australia Thinks of Biden

From an Australian news program:  "Joe Biden needs a nursing home and a bowl of soup".  Also see the video here, from an October 26, 2021 post on NOTTHEBEE.COM.

As near as I can figure this out, Joe was in New Jersey on October 25 to push his "infrastructure" bill, which includes funding for the Portal North Bridge.  And, he probably meant to say "commuter" instead of "computer",  Apparently he was trying to be funny about delays at the bridge.  What he actually said is, well, sort of stupid.

November 17, 2021

The Progressive Left Tries to Normalize Pedophilia

Allyn Walker, an associate professor at  Virginia's Old Dominion University,  proposes a kinder, gentler term to describe society’s most depraved criminals.  If Professor Walker has his way, "pedophiles" will henceforth be known as "minor-attracted people".   As author Douglas Andrews points out, "yes, pedophiles are minor-attracted people, just as thieves are property-appropriating people and murderers are demise-hastening people".  Read the complete PatriotPost article.

January 31, 2022

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Pours Gasoline on Inflation Fire

Have you noticed how members of the Biden administration, including the President himself, make these breathless, nonsensical statements with absolutely no facts to back them up?  Here's a few of Yellen's latest:

Really?  The record of the years 2018-2019 would contradict that, but let's not allow facts get in the way of left-progressive rhetoric.

To make it worse, Yellen continues with supporting Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), and at Davos extolled the virtues of something called "Modern Supply-Side Economics" (MSSE, pronounced "messy").

The problem with traditional supply-side economics is just that; they are traditional, because they work.  Progressives have a reflexive need to discard anything that works, in favor of new and untried theories, if only because the theories are new, thus demonstrating the intellectual superiority of the proponents.  Sadly, the results don't matter, it's only the intentions that count.

Read Kevin Hassett's article

February 21, 2022

Another Biden Tweet Coming Back to Haunt the Democrats

Joe Biden has an amazing ability to just make things up,  Here's a Twitter quote from February 21, 2020, when Joe was a candidate for President:  Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. He doesn’t want me to be our nominee. If you’re wondering why — it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.

Note the date - almost exactly 2 years before Russia invaded Ukraine.  Apparently Putin doesn't consider "ole Joe" much of a threat.  But then, the only people worried about Joe are freedom-loving Americans.

February 22, 2022

Lincoln, Nebraska Bans Free Speech to Promote "Fairness"

On February 14, the City Council of Lincoln, Nebraska passed a 67-page ordinance that, according to opponents, is an attempt to circumvent a referendum.  “This 67-page ordinance affects everyone in the city from churches and schools to your gym and local swimming pool. It’s a nonpartisan issue,” Karen Bowling, executive director of the Nebraska Family Alliance said in a Feb. 18 statement. “The ordinance penalizes citizens for expressing a worldview different from those currently in positions of political power.”

“This ordinance is anything but fair – it should be called the ‘unfairness ordinance.’ It puts girls at risk by allowing men into girls’ bathrooms. It applies to private schools and not to public schools,” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “It prevents parents from helping their kids who are experiencing gender dysphoria. And it threatens to bankrupt families who instill traditional values on their children — anyone who disagrees could get fined up to $50,000.”

March 10, 2022

The Yale Law School Shout-Down

Well, another dismal demonstration of the collapse of manners, morals and common decency at most of our nation's universities.  It is particularly disheartening that this should occur at Yale, and even worse that it occurred at the Yale Law School.  Here is a Washington Free Beacon report on the event. A March 23, 2022 National Review article by Stanley Kurtz outlines some of the possible responses by the Yale faculty, students and administration.  Sadly, it is likely that nothing will be done.