#virtuesignaling

WaPo sneers at Americans embracing a family get together

Why do the WaPo editors bother publishing such nonsense over a traditional family get together? What evidence does WaPo have of the world watching in disbelief? Should Americans heed the disapproval of someone living in Melbourne?

It is hard to think of a more sanctimonious article that sneers at families bonding.

Or have Americans moved on from the fear-mongering peddled by medical activists enjoying new found powers to push politics over science?

Isn’t it just more evidence of Americans growing fed up and tired of the double standards displayed by hypocritical politicians who break the very rules they portend gruesome death if the peasants don’t follow draconian orders to the letter?

Maybe when people see elites like California Gov Gavin Newsom busted for having a swank dinner with the CEO of the California Medical Association – who represents thousands of physicians – people can see that they are being played.

It perfectly sums up the satirical video we published today about “obedience.”

Diversity of thought would be a good start at the ABC

The ABC never gets it. The corporation was eaten by its own for showcasing its lack of diversity (in terms of identity) in political programming.

Ex-deputy editor of ABC Life, Osman Faruqi, tweeted:

Do the people who run ABC News not understand how weird this looks?…At some point, when you’re assembling these photos, you’d pause and think ‘Hmm something not quite right here’. It should so embarrassing that they shouldn’t be able get away with it. But who is going to hold them to account? Everywhere else is even whiter, lol.”

The ABC hit back at the criticism lobbed at it by posting its programs that highlight “diversity and inclusion.”

Unfortunately, the utter lack of “diversity of thought” is behind the long term decline in ratings. That would be a great area for the ABC to start.

We remind readers of the last internal survey at the ABC tucked away in a recent annual report.

The overall employee engagement score from the 2017 survey was 46%, down six points from the 2015 results. 6% down!!!!

This moved the ABC from the median to the bottom quartile when benchmarked with other Australian and New Zealand organisations. Bottom quartile!!!

Employees expressed the need for improvement in several areas, including:

• that the ABC Leadership Team needs to be more visible, accessible and communicate more openly.

• that the ABC needs to do a better job of managing poor performance. Even the staff want to move duds on. A commercial spirit among the staff?

• that employees want to know what action is being taken to address feedback received in the survey.

The ABC often harps out how tough it is doing despite $1bn in guaranteed annual revenue. The network whines at being asked for a pay freeze (which it rejected) while the private media sector has been forced to downsize in order to survive. Every time the budget is raised at the ABC, more staff are hired.

Maybe if the media outlet pushed for more diversity of thought, its ratings might start to climb. Perhaps TVNZ has the answer.

California Gov Newsom considers Hollywood an essential business

More liberal hypocrisy. So soon after being busted for violating his own rules by dining in a flash restaurant with health association executives no less, California Gov Gavin Newsom has declared Hollywood an essential industry which is not subject to lockdown rules imposed between 10pm and 5am.

What a joke. Then again, Hollywood leans left so they get a pass in California. How typical of the elitist mentality of the Democrat party. Best not waste precious police resources on actors. Far more useful to arrest paddle boarders social distancing 200m away from anyone else and threaten them with 6 months jail.

We prefer the words of South Dakota Gov Kristi Noem who said, “who am I to tell you whether your business is essential or not?

Rules for thee but not for me.

America’s new climate czar

John Kerry: Joe Biden’s pick for Climate Envoy. The hypocrisy of being lectured to by a man who is hardly setting the example.

Cringeworthy Celebrities celebrate NY Gov Cuomo’s Emmy Award

You can’t make this stuff up.

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo accepted the International Emmy Founders Award for his COVID19 response. Woke celebrities then lavished him with praise in a completely out of touch cringe fest.

The International Emmy Awards tweeted,

Gov Andrew M Cuomo of NY will receive the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the Covid19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world.

How telling that the Emmy’s focused on delivery as opposed to results.

How ironic that Cuomo not only laid claim to the most disastrous COVID19 stats of any state but mandated COVID positive patients into nursing homes which directly led to the deaths of 6,000 elderly residents.

Even worse Cuomo ordered the NY Health Dept to conduct an independent review of the disastrous policy and amazingly it found no fault in his leadership. Who knew self audits would produce such results?

So poor was Cuomo’s response during the crisis that many wealthy folk responsible for 50% of NYC’s tax revenue left the city which saw the NY Gov issue a cringeworthy video pleading for them to come back promising to buy them a drink or cook for them to get them to pay taxes.

Perhaps even more pathetic was his attempt to over-regulate on what constituted a meal in bars when local businesses tried to innovate with cheap “Cuomo Chips” to drive patronage. Oh, no you don’t. One must have a proper meal and Cuomo’s team will tell you what makes the grade.

So arrogant has Cuomo’s leadership been that he had a poster commissioned which highlighted the supposed successes of his COVID response.

After all this, just how out of touch is Cuomo to accept the award by a body that is as clueless as the Emmys for even considering it? We guess it proves that black is white, up is down and war is peace. Just don’t believe your lying eyes.

If politicians were surgeons you’d never ask them to operate on you

And so the path to globalism marches on.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will be the new climate envoy in a Biden administration, assuming the high probability he takes office in this still contested election.

Expect more blovating nonsense on climate change to satiate salivating crony capitalists. If COVID doesn’t kill you, climate change will! Got that, peasant?

Kerry is another career politician. He is the man who said peace in the Middle East was impossible. 3 peace deals later under a different administration and how stupid does he look? So should we believe his pontificating around climate change? Of course not.

Seriously, if politicians were surgeons there is no way you would ask them to operate on you given a glance at their win/loss ratio. Yet, Kerry will be afforded all of the media puff pieces on how he’ll be pivotal to saving us all despite reading geopolitics so poorly.

We await the grandiose statements about how close to doom we are. We await more nonsense around the Paris Accords – which grants China the ability to pollute as it pleases til 2030 – while the rest of us tip into the UN jar to misallocate resources for political favours.

You have to hand it to the political class. Await slower growth, higher electricity prices and more inefficiency which will end up in more debt fueled big government.

We’ll leave you with how the scientists believe in the science in a wonderful report compiled by the UN on its own processes. Donna Laframboise noted in her book, “The Delinquent Teenager” the following,

“In early 2010 the InterAcademy Council, an organization comprised of science bodies from around the world, took an historic step. It established a committee whose purpose was to investigate IPCC policies and procedures.

The committee posted a questionnaire on its website and invited interested parties to respond. Answers to those questionnaires were eventually made public after the names of the respondents had been removed. Those provided by IPCC insiders can be separated from the ones submitted by concerned citizens because the questionnaire begins by asking what role the respondent has played in the IPCC.

People with direct experience of this organization were remarkably frank in their feedback. According to them, scientific excellence isn’t the only reason individuals are invited to participate in the IPCC.

Remember, this is a UN body. It therefore cares about the same things other UN bodies care about. Things like diversity. Gender balance. Regional representation. The degree to which developing countries are represented compared to developed countries.

The collected answers to the questionnaire total 678 pages. As early as page 16, someone complains that: 

“some of the lead authors…are clearly not qualified to be lead authors.” 

Here are other direct quotes:

There are far too many politically correct appointments, so that developing country scientists are appointed who have insufficient scientific competence to do anything useful. This is reasonable if it is regarded as a learning experience, but in my chapter…we had half of the [lead authors] who were not competent.” (p. 138)

“The whole process…[is] flawed by an excessive concern for geographical balance. All decisions are political before being scientific.” (p. 554)

“half of the authors are there for simply representing different parts of the world.” (p. 296)

Lest anyone think that people from less affluent countries were being unjustly stereotyped, the person whose comments appear on page 330 agrees:

“The team members from the developing countries (including myself) were made to feel welcome and accepted as part of the team. In reality we were out of our intellectual depth as meaningful contributors to the process.”

Remember we are told to believe the IPCC is the final word in climate change science. Look forward to shared misery.

Institutional Hypocrisy

Rules for thee, but not for me. The left talk of institutional racism incessantly. Perhaps they need to talk about institutional hypocrisy instead. Far more compelling evidence, especially during coronavirus.

Time for a Faux outrage free market?

Nestle has finally launched the new names which will replace “Redskins” and “Chicos”

Red Rippers and Cheekies. Were the chronic flatulence societies consulted? What about those who were victims of a serial killer?

One wonders whether Nestle would have saved more money cutting individual cheques to the handful of activists that complained instead of the 10,000s of hours spent rebranding two names that 99.999999% of the population never lost sleep over.

Faux outrage should be a tradable commodity.

Lori Lightfoot’s cringeworthy video abut science

Apart from being probably one of the most incompetent politicians in America, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot decided to follow up her Halloween costumes, Census Cowboy and demanding the defunded Chicago PD to protect her home with a cringeworthy video pushing a return to science.

We are somewhat concerned trusting science where certain members among Democrats believe that men have a right to menstruate or think Bill Nye the science guy is a modicum of balance.