[Babylon Bee] GRASS VALLEY, CA‐In response to a record of nearly 10 deaths that could possibly relate to the use of e-cigarettes and vaping, lawmakers in multiple states have begun introducing legislation to curb what has clearly become an epidemic.
"The only option here is to enact a new law restricting what people can do with their own bodies!" New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced while signing off on a state-wide ban on flavored e-cigarettes. He then left to give a speech on the importance of protecting a woman’s right to tear her unborn child to pieces.
Meanwhile, the California state legislature nearly outlawed all forms of vaping after spinning their giant "Wheel of Banning" to determine which activity would be legally prohibited this week. However, they had to spin again after the wheel landed between "Vaping" and "Driving P.T. Cruisers."
Nathan Quandt is a former e-cigarette user from Grass Valley, CA. Like many others, he recently made the transition to tobacco cigarettes after learning about the immediate dangers of vaping.
"Since tobacco products are all still legal, they must be a much safer alternative," Quandt said while deeply inhaling some nourishing cigarette fumes. "Obviously, the government would only take action if this was a true crisis, and not because of some arbitrary reason like bandwagoning or virtue-signaling!"
"Thanks to my three daily packs of American Spirits, I was able to give up such a dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle very quickly and easily!"
Yes. Legal Marijuana is all about the taxes. So one I know showed me so legal weed from Colorado with a nice department of revenue stamp on it. "So, you keep the bag to put whatever you buy from wherever in?" "Pretty much..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/30/2019 11:56 Comments ||
One of the Bee's writers is none other than Frank J. Fleming (IMAO)
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/30/2019 12:01 Comments ||
This is funny! But in truth, all of the deaths have to do with CBD oils. More pointedly, the medium that the CBD oils are suspended in.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
09/30/2019 15:24 Comments ||
Those of us that have kids using that crap need to look hard into it.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
09/30/2019 15:25 Comments ||
[The Federalist] Last week was a seeming high point for environmental activism. Politicians, activists, and passionate youth banded together to fight carbon emissions from cars and planes ‐ by flying and blocking traffic.
The week of September 23, politicians, diplomats, and activists met in New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit. The summit’s main talking points included calls to reduce driving, flying, meat consumption, and population growth in order to limit carbon emissions and slow global warming.
Bringing more than 100 heads of state, their entourages and teams, and invited experts, scientists, and activists led to hundreds of flights to get everyone to New York. While teenage activist Greta Thunberg sailed from her native Sweden to New York on a $1.3 million yacht, nearly all of the other attendees took flights, many private, to attend. One transatlantic flight is estimated to cause more than 2,000 pounds of carbon emissions, and the summit specifically detailed the dangers of airplane travel for the environment.
To reduce the massive carbon footprint of flying out hundreds, the entire summit could have been just as effective if held remotely. Telecommunication has become so advanced that the conference could have been a massive video call, which would have halted the flights. There is no practical reason that everyone had to be in the same room. If planes and cars are so deadly to the environment, this summit did more harm than good.
[PRESSTV] Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... ’s failure to defend itself against recent retaliatory attacks by Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... i forces is proof that the Saudi military is in no way competent and just a "fraud," says an American political analyst.
The remarks by Brian Downing, a US journalist and political hack commentator, on Press TV came in the wake of audacious attacks on the kingdom’s southern border region of Najran a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of the province of the same name, a favored target of Houthi rocket forces because they can see it, so there's no math involved.... and Aramco oil refining facilities.
"The Saudi military is pretty much a fraud, the house of cards spends a lot of money but it’s not a competent military at all," he told "The Debate" program Saturday night.
"The Saudi military is filled with cronies. You don’t get to be a colonel or a general by passing professional tests and showing your mettle. You get it by being related to someone in the royal family or a friend thereof," Downing said.
"Furthermore, there are a lot of tribal factions within the Saudi military. They don’t work side by side together very well, they don’t trust one another and that’s going to hurt the unit combat ferocity," he added.
Yemeni armed forces announced on Saturday that three Saudi military brigades were completely destroyed after they mounted a large-scale military offensive in Najran.
Speaking at a presser in the capital Sana’a, Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e described the God's Victory operation as the biggest ever since Saudi Arabia and some of its allies embarked an atrocious military campaign on Yemen more than four years ago.
I recall a neighbor telling me stories about his Vinelle contracting tour with the SANG some 30 odd years ago. It seems the contractor firm routinely "failed to train to standard." Quite difficult to train the little foks when they show up at 0900 and take off for the day at 1300, that's provided they show up for training at all.
[Townhall] We battlecons are torn over the Democrats’ decision to be dumb enough to double-down on impeaching the President after three years of non-stop humiliation. Crusty Bob Mueller was a bust, their hero Michael Avenatti is looking at hard time in every sense of the word, and they were stunned to find that a huge portion of the American people thought it was pretty cool to have a POTUS who could score with Playboy Playmates.
On the one hand, it’s bad because this impeachment garbage is bad for the country. The damage it is doing to our institutions ‐ really, that our institutions are doing to themselves in their shameful service of the liberal elite’s power grabs ‐ is incalculable. Remember 10 years ago when we conservatives trusted and respected the FBI and our intelligence community? Good times. Well, that’s over. It will be decades before a woke Republican is stupid enough to trust them again.
But on the other hand, we now have an opportunity to exploit their strategic blunder in order to rip them apart next November. We have a chance to teach the Democrats, to the extent they are trainable, that their socialist-curious, corporatist nanny state dreams are electoral strychnine.
...Hunter Biden’s beyond a mere prodigal son ‐ he’s a catastrophe of Biblical proportions, compounded by Hairplug One thinking it was super-duper savvy to brag about helping his snorterrific son on video. The media will try and hide it. The Democrats will declare it ‐ have already declared it ‐ out-of-bounds and irrelevant, but they can’t gate-keep that question from being asked forever. And the answer to the question is that our liberal elite is terminally corrupt.
...This bizarre notion that it’s somehow wrong for the president to identify and investigate manifest corruption is going to play terribly outside the Beltway and the coastal enclaves. The purple district Democrats who got elected in 2018 are sweating, knowing that they did not get sent to DC to be "yes people" for the likes of The Squad. Nancy Pelosi knows it too. She’s evil, but cunning, and she understands that the GOP under Trump can’t be shamed away from going for her tenuous majority’s jugular.
Some thoughts on the current screaming and shouting over impeachment.
The Dems are claiming that because the President stored his conversations with leaders on a special SCI safe as evidence that he had something to hide. A former NSC official said that the storing of presidential conversations with foreign leaders in special storage was initiated three years ago after conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were leaked. Seems eminently reasonable to me given the level of disloyalty to their oaths exhibited by so many Dems in the Civil Service. It’s called a cabal engaged in a conspiracy. This so-called whistle-blower is a clear example. Previous to August whistle-blower claims had to be first-hand. In August the rules were changed to allow second-hand allegations. Then the whistle-blower claim was made shortly thereafter. It cannot have been just a coincidence; it was simply too convenient given that the allegation required long and careful preparation. Also in August it is clear that Schiff already had knowledge of the accusation. Furthermore, the whistle-blower’s formal accusation is clearly the product of a legal firm. The document is also larded with footnotes citing to one of the organizations belonging to the malignant America-hating George Soros. Sounds like the conspiracy of a cabal to me.
The President embodies the executive branch. He is the ultimate classification authority. He can do whatever storage means he damn-well pleases for documents.
Furthermore, the President as the chief law-enforcement officer of the United States, has the authority and, indeed, the responsibility to inquire of foreign leaders if high U.S. officials had engaged in corruption. Being a candidate for president does not give the corrupt official a pass. Trump was also trying to trace the Russian collusion allegations to their source. Those allegations were the product of the Dems engaging through Steele with the Russian FSB to influence our election.
That viper Schiff is now demanding the transcripts of other presidential conversations with foreign leaders. The Dems don’t care if they cripple the presidency’s ability with foreign leaders as long as it will help them destroy Trump.
Schiff only sees wrong-doing out of his right eye. That crowd had to work hard to avoid Clinton’s blatant selling her office. She took 145 million in contributions from Russian oligarchs for the Clinton Foundation; all of them have close ties to Putin. But, of course, you know that Russian oligarchs are the paragons of selfless altruism. The Dems had to work hard to defend her despite her criminal behavior with her server and emails, and the destruction of the server and deletion of the emails despite Congressional supeonas. I tell you that at least six foreign intelligence services have read her emails.
What we are seeing is a coup not just against Trump but against constitutional government. It’s as if a rabid dog was let loose in the Democrat caucus. A form of rabid dog, indeed, has been let loose. It is called Marxism and all its variations in the totalitarian left. The Democrats are behaving with all the political morals of communists and with all their party discipline. Pelosi and the other party leaders have done nothing to drive these dangerous people and their dangerous ideas out of the party. The communists always believed that the Democrats were the one party that was most vulnerable to infiltration, probably because of the inordinate number of useful idiots that are attracted to it. That was true in the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s when with the cooperation of the Roosevelt administration they allowed communist agents of the Soviet intelligence services to gain control of the security offices of the policy-making departments of the government. Only with the Cold War did they rouse themselves to drive most of these people out of their party. With the Vietnam War these people crept back into the party, and this time they were not driven out. As in every other institution they penetrate they have been able to gain control.
Just look at what they have done to the institutions of education. The elite universities have been turned into totalitarian nurseries. These students have been indoctrinated to suppress free speech through intimidation and even violence. These same people will be the future government elites. How do you think they will behave once they control the police powers of the state? That really focuses the need to protect the 2nd Amendment. When these elites send the police to break down your door, they should expect to receive counter-battery fire.
[Bloomberg] U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden is about to learn an unpleasant lesson about Ukraine: Once you’ve stepped into the country’s politics, there’s no way to emerge unsullied. Recent developments suggest he’ll be fielding questions about a lot more that what President Donald Trump has already slung his way.
Consider the case of Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash, which could play into one of the conservative blogosphere’s favorite obsessions: the idea that Ukraine played a role in furthering the "witch hunt" ‐ that is, U.S. Democrats’ efforts to find evidence of Trump’s connection to Russian election meddling.
Firtash, who got rich playing middleman between Russian and Ukrainian energy companies, has long been fighting extradition to the U.S. from Austria. He’s wanted for allegedly bribing Indian officials more than a decade ago, but he could be valuable in other ways: He was once close to now-deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and therefore might know about the Ukrainian activities of Paul Manafort, Trump’s disgraced former campaign chairman.
Earlier this year, on the verge of being sent to America, Firtash retained a duo of Trump-connected American lawyers and presented a Vienna court with a wealth of documents that he says prove that the extradition request was actually politically motivated. Among those documents is an affidavit from former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who testified that Biden "directly manipulated the political leadership of Ukraine on false pretexts" to prevent Firtash from leaving Austria for Ukraine ‐ where, as a Ukrainian citizen, he couldn’t be extradited.
This is the same Shokin whom Biden has boasted of getting fired by threatening to withhold a $1 billion loan guarantee. The former prosecutor has since said that Biden ‐ then the U.S. vice president ‐ did it to thwart a Ukrainian investigation into Burisma, a natural gas company where his son Hunter was a well-paid board member. Although the claim is probably false, Trump has picked it up and pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate, sparking a separate scandal about the current U.S. president’s use of his office to dig up dirt on a potential election rival.
Expect the Trump team to try to show that Biden abused his power by coercing Ukrainian authorities into helping him get a prospective Russiagate witness to the U.S. If Firtash works with Trump’s people, he can also provide a steady supply of testimony and documents suggesting that Obama administration officials, including Biden, actively meddled in Ukraine’s domestic politics after 2014. Whether or not they had corrupt motives in doing so is almost irrelevant ‐ conservative conspiracy theorists will take it from there.
[NYPOST] Another week, another group of people taking to the streets to protest something or other.
They’re mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Two weeks ago, it was the Greta "Pippi" Thunberg ...an autistic sixteen year old Swedish expert on climate change... -led climate-change protests. Last week, climate change again, plus the usual mass actions targeting various world leaders gathered at Turtle Bay for the UN General Assembly.
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[AmericanThinker] ...A look into the past is instructive. According to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, 12.5 million African slaves were shipped to the New World between 1525 and 1866, and 10.7 million (about 86 percent) survived the trip. Of these, only 450,000 (about 4 percent of the total) were sent to America. The rest were shipped to South America and the Caribbean. Brazil alone received 4.9 million. Why are there no calls for reparations in Brazil? And the black slave trade to the West pales in comparison to the white and black slave trade conducted by Muslim nations of Africa and the Middle East in its barbarity and numbers. I think there are similarities with illegal immigration today - some people make lots of money. Others pay for it, and will keep paying for generations.
From bases on the Barbary coast, North Africa, the Barbary pirates raided ships traveling through the Mediterranean and along the northern and western coasts of Africa, plundering their cargo and enslaving the people they captured. From at least 1500, the pirates also conducted raids on seaside towns of Italy, Spain, France, England, the Netherlands and as far away as Iceland, capturing men, women and children. On some occasions, settlements such as Baltimore in Ireland were abandoned following a raid, only being resettled many years later.
Here's a deal: a one-time payment of $200k - pro-rated per amount of provable slave ancestry, e.g. Obama would get zilch, his wife the full $200k - in exchange for a complete, absolute, permanent end to any and and all racial preferences in hiring, government funding, and school admissions. Deal?
The logic of reparations is Sharpton's: Heads I win, tails you lose, whites are eternally guilty -- regardless of when they arrived in the US, or whether they benefited from slavery or discrimination in any meaningful or demonstrable fashion, or whether they're even "white" at all.
Which means the Great Shakedown must never be allowed to end.
[Ileana Johnson] Elementary school students learn their first version of history from their College of Education licensed teachers. Some deliberately change historical facts to match their social engineering agenda or are too ignorant and lazy to research on their own and thus do not care what damage they inflict on their charges as long as nobody gets physically hurt while in their care and everybody has breakfast, preferably at the taxpayer expense. Once their minds are made up, nothing can change their reality - it becomes the solid rock chiseled by water over millennia.
Parents may be either too busy to check the validity and veracity of what their children learn in school, may agree with the teacher’s activism, or may themselves be ignorant and unmotivated to do anything about it, not caring that their kids’ minds will be forever imprinted with misinformation and social justice drivel. Very young students look at their teachers in awe as the ultimate arbiters of truth.
Middle school students may or may not escape the deliberate indoctrination, depending on how involved some parents are in their children’s homework and school and on how much information students bring home at the end of the day or discuss with their parents.
Middle school students may ask their teachers more difficult questions, depending on their personality and the teacher’s eagerness to answer inconvenient queries from Johnny who happens to be disruptive to her pre-prepared lesson plans pulled from the state-approved curriculum and textbooks.
By high school students have been exposed to a barrage of misinformation from various teachers who may or may not have had a personal socialist agenda, but they were using Common Core textbooks which emphasized collectivism and Islam to the detriment of Christianity and American history facts.
The textbooks used today around the country are almost exclusively Howard Zinn’s version of history published in 1980, A People’s History of the United States. Howard Zinn, a native of Brooklyn, New York, considered himself a radical. The 729-page book is overloaded with manufactured history told from the revised perspective of the downtrodden and the exploited. I am familiar with this heavy-handed indoctrination as our textbooks when I was growing up presented history from the Communist Party’s collectivist perspective.
According to Zinn’s book and other Common Core approved textbooks, America is a land of brutal racism and oppression of the downtrodden but economically is a great place because wealth was stolen from the slaves who made this abundance possible. It is our duty to pay reparations to black people whose ancestors were forced into slavery when they were sold to white men by their tribal brethren in Africa.
[Colin Flaherty] A Black teacher was fired after exposing the dangers of teaching white supremacy ...the pernicious doctrine that laws were intended to be obeyed, that society works better when people don't pour shreiking from their places of worship every Friday for a weekend of rioting over insults real or imagined; and that cannibalism, beastiality, incest, murder, theft, rape, and similar activities are bad. A Dead White European (which invalidates his opinion) philosopher once opined that societies thrive when a person's word can be relied upon, and that a society which puts individual happiness first will invariably fail. Strangely enough, other successful societies, such as China, Japan, Korea, and those kinds of places could also be lumped with white supremacist societies, since they push the same values... in St. Paul schools. He said refusing to hold black students accountable was a very, very bad idea. So they fired him. He sued. This week he won $525,000. A new podcast from Colin Flaherty.
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/30/2019 10:36 Comments ||
Cretin Hall? Must be some kind of truth-in-labeling law.
Western Civilization is the most technologically advanced and prosperous society our planet has ever seen. And while most of it was invented by white people or people acting white (I'm looking at you, Japan and Korea), you have to be a special kind of idiot to think it has anything to do with skin color.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.