Month: December 2020

Holding people to what they said as teenagers

This is cancel culture at it’s sinister core.

A bi-racial student, Jimmy Galligan, sat on a 3-second video of white student, Mimi Groves, saying something stupid, aged 15. He released it once she had been accepted for a place at the University of Tennessee. Her place has since been rescinded.

We wonder if there is a teenager on the planet that hasn’t fallen foul of saying something dopey, especially in the social media world?

We are not defending Mimi Groves for saying something inappropriate (the ‘n’ word) when she was 15. We find it more pathetic that The New York Times decided to write an article praising the cowardice of a kid who obviously didn’t care enough about what Groves said until he could use it to destroy her future.

Galligan said, “I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word.”

No, instead of Galligan drawing attention to it at the time by approaching her 1-1/online and telling her he was offended by the comment, he did nothing. It is unlikely he would have done anything about it had it not been for the current cancel culture climate which gave him an advantageous runway to take her out. Simple as that.

Forget context. Did Groves honestly say the slur with venomous anger or just as a stupid teenager who listens to too much rap/hip-hop where the n-word is mentioned multiple times in pretty much every song? Never mind that Groves was an ardent supporter of the BLM movement. To the left, an example must be made of her. No matter what the cost.

Still, hypocrisy is nothing new at the NYT. After all it openly appointed Sarah Jeong to its editorial board, a lovely young lady who had tweeted to “cancel white people” and “I enjoy being cruel to old white women.” Never mind that black conservative Candace Owens was suspended on Twitter for tweeting Jeong’s bile replacing the word “white” with “black” and “Jewish.”

If the radical activists who seek to cancel others for things they said at 15, they should be only too happy to be held to things they said in their past.

Just as pathetic, the University of Tennessee asked for Groves to withdraw her successful application or have it rescinded. Are these the values our educators wish to instill? Was it easier to surrender to the hate mob because it would give the PR office less hassle?

What if, heaven forbid, Groves takes her own life because of this incident? Should her parents seek compensation from Galligan and the NYT for the proactive campaign to destroy her based on an out-of-context social media post? Are we to believe that Galligan hasn’t made ill-considered remarks on social media?

This is cyber-bullying in a cancel culture world. Period.

Cancel culture is a virtue to those on the left. To the NYT, Groves is expendable based on her ethnicity. Had such an incident happened with the roles reversed the article wouldn’t have seen the light of day.

Prank – Judging one’s own food for taste

Comedian Michael McIntyre decided to go to the home of an audience member, take her frozen food and serve it to her in a Michelin restaurant and get her to rate it without knowing it is actually hers. Hilarious.

As we’ve all been gorging during the festive season, no doubt compliments to the cooks have flown around the dining table.

Identifying misinformation without facts

You have to hand it to government funded media networks. Just like Australia’s ABC, America’s NPR will peddle its belief system and tell you what is misinformation and what is not.

Here are some of the responses to an NPR poll listed under “incorrect statements”:

“Humans do not play a significant role in climate change

It scored a 69% false rating. Does NPR have facts to support that misinformation?

Have they read the amount of climb downs made by the UN IPCC with respect to have very low confidence that extreme climate events are in any way linked to global warming? Obviously not. The 2018 study compiled by the IPCC just reinforced the findings of the 2013 paper by an even greater degree.

Or the hilarious article in a climate alarmist newspaper that pointed to putting faith in the very investment bankers who they wanted burnt at the stake in 2008. As long as they sing the correct tune in their endeavors of crony capitalism.

Or perhaps the EU Parliament commitment to a climate emergency bill which voted on the following proposed amendment 95 (for), 563 (against), 9 (abstain) by MEPs:

Recalls that climate change is one of the many challenges facing humanity and that
all states and stakeholders worldwide must do their utmost to measure it
scientifically so that policy, and especially spending, is based on observable facts and not on apocalyptic fearmongering or unreliable models; emphasises that there is no scientific consensus on what percentage of climate change is anthropogenic and
what percentage is natural

Wouldn’t want pesky facts to get in the way of doubling commitments to the green climate fund. Openly vote to show evidence is irrelevant.

Of the 1,115 people polled to give a true/false answer on the statement “a group of Satan-worshipping elites who run a child sex ring are trying to control our politics and media” it returned a false rating of 47%.

Perhaps the 53% that returned a true/unsure vote merely thought elements of the statement were true. After all it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that elites are trying to control politics and media in a coronavirus lockdown world. Just look at the politicians breaking the very rules we must abide by. If we step out of our homes we risk instant infection from a disease with a 99.9% recovery rate.

With an ever complicit social and mainstream media peddling fear and checking their own facts by shutting down alternative viewpoints (aka free speech), what is so hard to fathom?

Woolworths reminds people how to eat prawns

If one can afford a large bag of prawns/shrimps does it require a health and safety reminder for consumers not to eat the shells to be written on the packet!? How blind drunk must a customer have to get to skip this step?

WaPo seems upset people aren’t as afraid as it’d hoped

As we keep saying, if so many politicians had not broken the very rules they so aggressively enforced, forgive the peons if they see through the noise. Same as the glib headline surrounding Thanksgiving. Talk about the Grinch!

We suggest WaPo not get upset that the public isn’t as scared as it had hoped.

Maybe it should just realize that people have had a tough year and perhaps WaPo should follow their lead and just celebrate a Merry Christmas with loved ones instead.

AutoGlym Super Resin Polish Review – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Paint damage is always a risk with a car that is mostly parked outside. UV, tree sap, dirt, bird poop…left unchecked can eat away at the finish. We’ve tried most car polishes under the sun to combat this.

First, we tried an internet phenomenon known as Shine Armor. It is a lesson in superb marketing but little else. This would be one of the worst products we’ve used. ⭐️

Second, we tried Aussie brand, Bowden’s, which was pretty good but didn’t lift paint swirls as hoped. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Today we tried AutoGlym Super Resin Polish. Deep gloss. Swirl marks removed. Small scratches taken care of. Easy application and simple to lift off the residue. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Queen Elizabeth has her cars cleaned with AutoGlym so it kind of makes sense that the product works to earn her endorsement. Not sure whether Harry and Meghan would approve of the fossil fuel derived chemicals that are involved in the making of AutoGlym. Makes us like it even more.

Lockdown regulations explained

While vigilance is a necessary evil, we found today’s explanation of COVID restrictions somewhat similar to the schoolboy scene in Monty Python’s ‘Meaning of Life

140,000 tests since the latest cluster was discovered in NSW and only 90 cases. That means that 99.94% of tests have been negative. No ICU hospitalizations. No deaths. Yet all of a sudden people are masking up as if everything is totally different than recent months where cafes and restaurants have thrived (and still do) again.

We are curious to learn that compassion trumps science. People can celebrate Christmas within lockdown areas in limited numbers but can’t have visitors after Dec 27. Surely, if the #1 goal is to thwart the pandemic, then those two days pose a bigger risk than relenting for the spirit of the festive season. We think the reality is that the risks just aren’t as big as made out.

Let’s not get distracted by the fact that we’ve had near as makes no difference crowded stadiums at sporting events without mass infections resulting from them. Where are the public health officials reporting on the impact (or lack thereof) surrounding these events? Crickets.

Consistency in policy prescription makes for better compliance. NSW has done an excellent job in contact tracing. No question. Although that hasn’t stopped VIC Premier Dan Andrews lecturing NSW on managing the virus even though it graduated to QR codes 6 months after NSW and is still responsible for 90% of all deaths in Australia from COVID.

Despite all the fear mongering in the world, we only need to look at recent experience to know that we don’t need hard lockdowns to prevent a virus that has a 99.99% recovery rate.

Presumably aliens on Venus burnt too much coal

Just when you thought the world’s biggest collection of elitist hypocrites (World Economic Forum) – who fly everywhere on private jets demanding soccer mums refrain from driving the kids to soccer practice in their 2nd hand SUVs – could get any more sycophantic, think again. Apparently climate change ruined Venus.

The WEF believes that Venus has a lot of lessons for earth.

We can learn a lot about climate change from Venus, our sister planet. Venus currently has a surface temperature of 450℃ (the temperature of an oven’s self-cleaning cycle) and an atmosphere dominated by carbon dioxide (96 per cent) with a density 90 times that of Earth’s….Less than one billion years ago, the climate dramatically changed due to a runaway greenhouse effect.

Those damned aliens should have stopped using baseload coal-fired power, moved from internal combustion engines and consumed coffee out of keep cups!

Perhaps we’ll know in a billion years whether the Paris Climate Accord was worth it. Given CO2 is only 0.04% of our atmosphere, it might take some time to get it to the 96% on Venus. It may shorten if we allow too much hot air to escape the conferences held by the WEF.

Surprised they didn’t mention COVID-19’s impact on the inhabitants of Venus.