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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Panel Of Third Graders To Dictate Nation's Climate Change Policy
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.‐At a panel on climate change held yesterday, the Senate brought in a group of excited third graders for ideas on fighting climate change.

"These kids have ideas and they are passionate, so we must listen to them," said Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii. "There are no possible downsides to taking kids who have been told the world is ending by the public school system and allowing them to dictate national policies on important issues."

The kids came up with the following list so far, though they say they're "just spitballing" and the ideas need some fleshing out:

  • Bribing the climate with cookies and candy
  • Putting the climate on time-out
  • Just ignoring climate change and playing Fortnite
  • Building a giant magnet and sucking up all the bad climate stuff
  • Buying a Nintendo Switch for every person in the nation (so they'll stay inside and play Nintendo instead of driving cars)
  • Making a big freeze ray gun like in Despicable Me and shooting the climate
  • Pointing and laughing at cows who fart so they'll be embarrassed and stop farting

    Hey do you guys want to play some Minecraft? This is boring.
    "It's incredibly brave for these kids to volunteer to take over our government's climate change policies," said Schatz as the panel convened for its seventh Fortnite break of the morning. "I'm not sure why we didn't think of this before."

    The kids will also be asked to make policies on bedtime, homework, and candy.
  • Posted by: Besoeker || 09/24/2019 05:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

    Posted by: Skidmark || 09/24/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

    Home Front: Politix
    Did Joe Biden Implicate Barack Obama in Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Scandal?
    h/t Instapundit
    Barack Obama has not been shy when it comes to criticizing his successor, but he's been MIA when it comes to defending his former vice president, Joe Biden. He was conspicuously silent when Joe Biden faced allegations of racism for his past opposition to busing and working with segregationist Democrats. Biden clearly survived the temporary controversy because, I suspect, most people deep down recognize that Biden is not a racist.

    But this Ukraine business is another matter entirely. Obama could be out there contradicting allegations of impropriety‐in fact, he should be because his own vice president has been accused of a quid pro quo. Obama may want to be neutral in the 2020 Democratic primary, but his administration has a fresh quid pro quo allegation and Obama remains tight-lipped about it.

    ..."They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, ... we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ’You have no authority. You’re not the president‐the president said’ ... I said, 'Call him.' I said, 'I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.' I said, you’re not getting the billion. ... I looked at them and said, ’I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b----. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."

    With those words, it appears Biden implicated Barack Obama in the quid pro quo scandal. Biden was so sure that he could withhold the billion-dollar loan despite Obama's assurance to Ukraine the loan was a done deal. Biden knew he could withhold the billion dollars because obviously Barack Obama knew, which means Barack Obama had, at some point, approved the quid pro quo to protect Biden's son.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/24/2019 13:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Biden could easily have been bluffing. Of course the Ukrainians could/should have called Obama and would know.
    Posted by: ruprecht || 09/24/2019 13:39 Comments || Top||

    #2  The only thing Baraq is gonna say about it is that he's pleading the Fifth.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/24/2019 16:08 Comments || Top||

    #3  He's not gonna say it's (him being accused) another example of American racism?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/24/2019 16:11 Comments || Top||

    #4  Well this exploding cigar just went hi-vis. It's official, the Democrats are impeaching Trump.
    Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/24/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

    #5  It's official, the Democrats are impeaching Trump.

    That’s nice. Did they check with Cocaine Mitch up in the senate to make sure he’ll put it on the calendar before 2024?
    Posted by: trailing wife || 09/24/2019 19:00 Comments || Top||

    #6  I wouldn't be surprised if that whistleblower complaint was a cunning plan to entrap Democrats (and put Biden out).
    Posted by: European Conservative || 09/24/2019 19:39 Comments || Top||

    #7  #6 Agreed. It has the aroma of Kamala Harris about it.
    Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/24/2019 19:58 Comments || Top||

    #8  It has the aroma of Kamala Harris about it.

    Your saying it smells fishy?

    Maybe they are blinded by the possibility of *finally* getting to impeach Trump, but I don't see how the Dems can dig into this Ukraine without involving Biden & family.
    Posted by: SteveS || 09/24/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||

    #9  Kamala, no. But if it turns out that the complaint was just a nothingburger and Trump only talked corruption with Ukraine, Democrats would have giant eggs on their faces and Biden is finished.
    Posted by: European Conservative || 09/24/2019 20:53 Comments || Top||

    Like Russian Collusion, Ukraine Hysteria Is Pure Projection By Media And Democrats
    [The Federalist] If the latest media-manufactured hysteria over President Donald Trump’s interactions with the Ukrainian government looks familiar, it’s because it is. The same tired playbook is being run by the same discredited people with the same goal: get rid of Trump, by any means necessary.

    Just as the Clinton campaign, Obama administration holdovers, and complicit media allies peddled lies about Russian collusion while engaging in literal Russian collusion during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, so too did Joseph Biden literally threaten to withhold money from Ukraine if it failed to fire the prosecutor investigating his son’s company.

    To hear the media tell it, Trump committed treason. The walls are closing in. The end is nigh. Why? Well, the details there are a little fuzzy, as they always seem to be. Somebody heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another that Trump had threatened Ukraine that it must investigate Hunter Biden, the troubled son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden...or else.

    The media initially hyped their latest faux scandal by claiming a deeply connected "whistleblower" listened to a phone call between Trump and the head of Ukraine’s government, in which Trump allegedly threatened to withhold money if the Baltic nation failed to investigate allegations of corruption by Hunter Biden. Then it morphed into the source reading a transcript or readout of the phone call. And eventually it was buried in the 22nd paragraph of a breathless CNN story that the alleged "whistleblower" hadn’t in fact directly read or seen or heard anything he or she was allegedly blowing the whistle on:
    Posted by: Besoeker || 09/24/2019 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  if the Baltic nation failed to investigate allegations of corruption by Hunter Biden.

    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/24/2019 2:42 Comments || Top||

    #2  Shitshow, Part 96.
    Posted by: Lex || 09/24/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

    #3  Eh?

    It’s all where the parentheses go, g(r)omgoru:

    (allegations of corruption) by Hunter Biden


    allegations of (corruption by Hunter Biden)

    Posted by: trailing wife || 09/24/2019 19:02 Comments || Top||

    #4  I think this was an "eh" about geography
    Posted by: European Conservative || 09/24/2019 19:06 Comments || Top||

    #5  Ah, geography. Not one of my skillz, which sadly confirmed a false American stereotype for my German acquaintances, back in the day.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 09/24/2019 19:40 Comments || Top||

    #6  Smaller countries are supposed to know more about geography.
    Posted by: European Conservative || 09/24/2019 19:48 Comments || Top||

    #7  Baltic nation is near Mediterranean nation and Reading railroad.
    Posted by: Solomon Hupump7531 || 09/24/2019 21:57 Comments || Top||

    Home Front: Culture Wars
    Free-Thinking LGBT Activists Say the 'Gay Mafia' Is 'Harming Gay People'
    h/t Instapundit
    [PJMedia] ..."All I ever wanted as a gay person was equality and dignity under the law. Now that we have that, I don't really care what other people think. It simply doesn't matter. You can't legislate approval."

    — Brandon Straka, founder of the #Walkaway movement
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/24/2019 03:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Shaka kaSenzangakhona never had "equality" as a goal. Tribal conquest and domination were his goals. Other contemporary examples may quickly come to mind. It's simply the way they roll.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 09/24/2019 5:08 Comments || Top||

    #2  The Gay Mafia is doing for the gay community what the Klan did for southern hospitality.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/24/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||

    #3  You can't legislate approval.

    But they can simulate as if it were normal thru multi-generational film exposure, until it is.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 09/24/2019 14:42 Comments || Top||

    #4  The LGBT community, as they call themselves, are a bunch of scummy communists and Democratic partisans who don't care a fig for anybody other than themselves and their ideology.

    There is nothing abnormal about being gay. But our (their? I am gay, but hardly a part of this community) have destroyed the entire group, militarized the identity to make it into yet another weapon for the Democratic Party and betrayed their people. They are no different than the disgusting "activists" who purport to represent every other liberal identity group, including women. A history of oppression had been seized upon and grabbed by people who just want to put their boot on the throats of others rather than actually wanting the freedom they always claimed they did. It isn't surprising. Progressives, collectivists generally, destroy everything that they touch.

    I was isolated from the community when I told everyone else that I believed that gay marriage should be decided by vote at the state level and that the court rulings would set our movement back by years or decades. I am proven more correct every passing year as these worthless creatures grasp for more ways to put the screws on everybody who might disagree with them and exclude everybody who doesn't match their freakish image of LGBT from allegedly community spaces.
    Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/24/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

    #5  Wise words, Vernal Hatrick. You are welcome here, fully part of our joint project. :-)
    Posted by: trailing wife || 09/24/2019 18:57 Comments || Top||

    #6  Wait!
    There's joints?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 09/24/2019 22:58 Comments || Top||

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