Does anyone have a Biden to English dictionary? pic.twitter.com/xLLNzQNP2k— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) February 24, 2021
Does anyone have a Biden to English dictionary? pic.twitter.com/xLLNzQNP2k— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) February 24, 2021
Public education is child abuse. Mediocrity will be enforced:
A selective program for high-performing fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Boston has suspended enrollment due to the pandemic and concerns about equity in the program, GBH News has learned.
Yeah, we know where this is going.
A district analysis of the program found that more than 70 percent of students enrolled in the program were white and Asian, even though nearly 80 percent of all Boston public school students are Hispanic and Black.
School Committee member Lorna Rivera said at a January meeting that she was disturbed by the findings, noting that nearly 60 percent of fourth graders in the program at the Ohrenberger school in West Roxbury are white even though most third graders enrolled at the school are Black and Hispanic.
"This is just not acceptable," Rivera said at a recent school committee meeting. "I've never heard these statistics before, and I'm very very disturbed by them."
Somehow, these people don't find the NBA and the NFL to be unacceptable or very very disturbing given the statistics.
* Asians are honorary Whites. Get used to the "privilege".
The Democrat party summed up in one photo. pic.twitter.com/63JX72cIPK— Lauren Witzke (@LaurenWitzkeDE) February 27, 2021
More than 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar amid the nation's preparation to host the 2022 World Cup, The Guardian reports. [...]
FIFA awarded the World Cup to Qatar despite widespread concerns over human rights violations and treatment of migrant workers. Amnesty International has since documented conditions of workers being "exploited" and "subjected to forced labor."
"They can’t change jobs, they can’t leave the country, and they often wait months to get paid," a report from the human rights organization states.
Just a little temporary slavery. Perhaps, FIFA can award the next World Cup to North Korea.
The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed that he decided to travel to the United Arab Emirates, where he arranged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
This is bizarre on three levels.
To fight white supremacy, Coca-Cola has discontinued its controversial product Vanilla Coke, saying it is "too white" and must be dismantled as part of the company's continued emphasis on eliminating whiteness from society.
Manic, manic, manic. The speed of the final act of the third Test was, on the one hand, a gross misrepresentation of the extraordinary mayhem that had preceded it.
These are the four completed team scores: 112, 145, 81, 49. If that wasn't surreal enough:
There was Joe Root, England's most likely source of a revival but in his most unlikely guise, claiming the astonishing figures of 5 for 8 in 6.2 overs, the most economical five-for by a spinner in Test history, and the first by an England captain since Bob Willis in 1983.
well, first of all, Biden's cages are built by women https://t.co/P6yAqLcSsk— Emily Larsen (@boiseemily) February 24, 2021
White Supremacists are responsible. https://t.co/KxyxR7ACzD— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) February 24, 2021
Jino Victoria Doabi's voice cracks as she describes the bidding war between Denmark's political parties to make it harder for those born abroad to become citizens.
"It makes me feel that I'm not worth anything," she sobs. "I study at the finest university in Denmark and I study the hardest of everyone, and I work hard to improve democracy too, and still this is nothing - just because of where I was born."
Yeah, welcome to the real world. My father worked in Saudi Arabia for three decades. After retirement, he was given six months to settle his affairs and fuck off back to his native land. The West has been too generous. Finally, they are starting to take concrete steps:
The New Right's proposal would split those eligible for citizenship into two groups - those from largely Muslim areas such as the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and those from elsewhere.
Of course, these "new Danes" are not happy.
The only parties pushing in the other direction are the small, minority parties of the centre and Left, such as the Social Liberal Party for which Doabi is standing as a citizen representative in Copenhagen.
This alone should get her banned from getting citizenship.
What happens when people with uteruses get the vote. https://t.co/2dcytUa7tX— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) February 20, 2021
A triple murder suspect has confessed, saying he killed a neighbor first and cut her heart out to eat at home, the OSBI reported.
"He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha," an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation told a judge in a request for a search warrant.
"He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons," the agent wrote.
Lawrence Paul Anderson is accused of killing the neighbor at her home and then going to his home and killing his uncle and a 4-year-old girl on Feb. 9.
The government can't even do its basic job of keeping criminals behind bars:
The case already has sparked outrage because the repeat felon had been released early from prison in January. He had been sentenced in 2017 to serve 20 years behind bars but got out after Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted his time.
That was the third time he was sent to prison and in all cases he was released early.
Before 2021: Say the word NIGGER and you're fired from your job.
The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur in some contexts.
It never ends.
Joel Anderson, a Black staff member at Slate who hosted the third season of the podcast “Slow Burn,” disagreed. “For Black employees, it’s an extremely small ask to not hear that particular slur and not have debate about whether it’s OK for white employees to use that particular slur,” he said.
Of course. Black people are so weak, feeble, and fragile that they can't handle a discussion. This will definitely improve the employment prospects of Blacks across America.
Oh, being quiet and not engaging with these malicious clowns won't help you either since SILENCE IS VIOLENCE!
The authors of a new book are arguing for race-blind dating apps — and the removal of filters for race and ethnicity. [...]
“The idea of having racial preferences is unacceptable and illegal in any other arena,” she added. “But it’s literally built into the structure of these dating apps.”
So? Gender discrimination is also illegal in other arenas.
This part made me laugh:
Mish, a black executive assistant to C-suite business administrators, told The Post that her digital quest for companionship reaped a paltry handful of bad love connections. “I’m very turned off by dating sites now,” the 53-year-old Bronx native insisted.
“They make me feel uneasy. Like I’m not being seen as the beautiful queen I am.”
Why shdn't a captain abandon the ship? He would not be using valuable resources.... Others can eat his food portions...#SkinInTheGame— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) February 18, 2021
Being part of a collective
Having the same downside as others
Moral bankruptcy https://t.co/IjhUwZD0yQ
Taleb is right. Plus, Cruz knows that the media loathes him which makes his vacation even more senseless.
Nina Navajas Pertegás, assistant professor and researcher at the UV Department of Social Work and Social Services, has carried out a study on the consequences of fatphobia and the cultural imposition of thinness through her own experience, with a body itinerary that ranges from her childhood to adulthood.
This part is gold:
Her intention with this work is clear: "to contribute to making other lives possible and to naturalize the idea that you can live being fat, because our lives are also interwoven with affection, enjoyment, beauty and happiness."
"You can live being fat." Sure. Just subtract a couple of decades from the average.
I just spit out my water pic.twitter.com/GL5F3phxG0— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) February 20, 2021
Trump should get massive credit for bringing up this exact point a few years ago. After destroying the statues of those eeevil confederates, the mob will go after Washington, Jefferson, etc. All those White people must be erased because they did something uncouth.
The University of Washington's Black Student Union has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures on a petition that demands the school remove a statue of George Washington, the school's - and the state's - namesake.
The petition claims the statue "perpetuates white supremacy and preserves its historical imposition," because George Washington owned slaves.
Just wait. They'll be going after the dollar soon. Blacks have to look at the images of slave holders when they use the White Supameciss money.
Anyway, it would be amusing to know the number of Muslims who signed this petition because ... slavery.
The mob put pressure to erase a Black character and in doing so deprived a family of royalties. It's amusing how this behavior is totally progressive now:
The Quaker Oats Company have given Aunt Jemima a new name and new look, but the families of some of the women who portrayed her over the years feel they are being erased. [...]
The relatives are upset that the brand has been renamed Pearl Milling Company, discontinuing the Aunt Jemima brand. Hunter, who said both his great grandmother and his grandmother portrayed the fictional character for the company, said the move not only cheats his family out of earnings both women are due, but also erases them from history. He's pursuing litigation.
"They are engaged in a propaganda campaign to steal not only the royalties from my family, but change the name," he said.
After days of being without power due to frozen windfarms, Texans are rejoicing at the news that Climate Czar John Kerry will personally warm up the entire state and thaw out all the windmills by flying around in his massive private jet.
"John Kerry, reporting for duty!" said Kerry as he swooped in and buzzed the wind farms, pumping heat and CO2 into the atmosphere. "I'll get these old wind turbines spinning again!"
That email made me laugh.
I know it's serious. I know a lot of people are enduring things that are very difficult. But, I have to admit, as a survivor of some of Minnesota's coldest-ever winters, it's hard not to be just a little bemused by people prophesying doom on the basis of "temperatures expected to drop to as low as 11F in Houston and 9F in San Antonio."
I mean, in 1983, I once waited 30 minutes for a bus in -40F windchill temperature. They didn't even cancel school!
Vox Day goes on to offer excellent advice on how to handle the cold. A few years ago, we had -40C wind chill in Ontario. Universities, colleges, and schools were open! I had to walk to work. It hurt but it was manageable.
"We must ban coffee shops, as people can have conversations there that journalists are unable to fact-check," wrote Taylor Lorenz in a piece for the Times this morning. "I went up to a group in a coffee shop just the other day and sat down with them so I could record their conversation, fact-check, and dox them. They told me to 'go away' and that 'you're really weird and kinda scaring us a bit, lady' -- is this the future of democracy? People participating in free speech without any journalists around to monitor them?"
A federal $15 minimum wage could soon become reality, thanks to Rep. Pramilya Jayapal's seemingly successful efforts to secure its inclusion in the House's forthcoming $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Democrats are celebrating this potential win, believing that it could lift millions of working class Americans out of poverty. [...]
As part of their rationale for raising the minimum wage to $15, Democrats are citing a new Congressional Budget Office analysis finding that it would lift 900,000 workers above the poverty line. Yet that same analysis also finds that the "Fight for $15" would leave 1.4 million fewer workers employed, and that prices would rise to offset much of the costs. And there's every reason to believe these downsides would paradoxically hit disadvantaged and marginalized workers hardest.
Yup. It's not hedge fund managers, doctors, engineers, teachers or politicians who will lose their jobs when the minimum wage is hiked. Those who do get hit will learn the harsh truth about the real minimum wage: $0/hr.
Anon begins to regret his vote. pic.twitter.com/Rfhl3MdlM9— 4chan Greentexts (@4chanGreentxts) February 19, 2021
Specifically, he accused Tucker of adding “googly eyes” to AOC to make her look more ridiculous.
Nope! That’s literally just her face.
A BMI of over 40 is classified as very severely obese. Liam Thorp holds the world record:
A man in his 30s with no underlying health conditions was offered a Covid vaccine after an NHS error mistakenly listed him as just 6.2cm in height.
Liam Thorp was told he qualified for the jab because his measurements gave him a body mass index of 28,000.
Their system accepts absurd data and spits out the results. Strange that there's no red flag when an extreme value shows up. Apparently, it's not just the NHS in England.
The BMI calculator at Diabetes Canada.
Weight: 500 lbs.
Height: 1 cm.
Their conclusion is quite apt: "This is considered obese."
Racists are mad about a Queen of England being portrayed by a beautiful, talented Black actor in a historical drama— Lottie 💙 אדירה 🌐 (@KilljoyLottie) February 12, 2021
Why is whiteness so fragile? pic.twitter.com/XTkxVoifc9
Morgan Freeman gets closer every day to playing Adolf Hitler in an epic WWII movie. Perhaps, Usain Bolt could get the role of FDR for total subversion of expectations! Of course, only a raycisss would object.
*asks a question*— Nicoco (@PetiteNicoco) February 17, 2021
“Well, first of all, the person nominated for this job has a vagina-“pic.twitter.com/CABkFTWIlS
Walter Williams passed away recently. I started reading his columns in the late 90s. I also got to listen to him as he, sometimes, guest hosted for ... Rush Limbaugh. The talent on loan from God has been paid back. There's no question that Rush was the major force on radio over the past three decades. May he rest in peace.
Rush Limbaugh changed politics, media and the consumption of information. His impact and influence cannot be overstated.— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) February 17, 2021
Iconic just doesn't cut it. He's unrivaled.
His handling of his opioid addiction as a public figure was also beyond admirable, and should not be overlooked.
Here's a classic:
LMFAO Rush Limbaugh's Ribbons pic.twitter.com/lR0wMB1LhR— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 17, 2021
This is how cold it is at my Apartment.— 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐒 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 ☩ (@ThomasBlackGG) February 16, 2021
As a Texan, yes, I'm certainly not built for this. I don't even care. pic.twitter.com/FMt8imglJp
The plumbing couldn't handle the cold. The pipes and a large chunk of the ceiling will need to be replaced. That sucks.
BREAKING: The LAPD is investigating a Valentine’s Day-style image mocking George Floyd that was shared among its employees— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 15, 2021
The image included a photo of Floyd with the caption “You take my breath away" -The Hill
Dial 420 for the Meme Police.
We got a glimpse of vintage Pakistan when the opposition imploded from 41/2 to 48/6.
Azam hit a few nice fours but David Miller definitely played the best innings with seven huge sixes. The end was jarring when Andile Phehlukwayo sent down one terrible delivery after another. Pakistan needed 16 from 12. They got 20 off just 4 legal deliveries! South Africa will be looking for payback in a couple of months. It should be very competitive.
Gold is volatile. What do you think about gold? pic.twitter.com/hIL1KsIv1Q— Dan Monocellular Held (@danheld) February 12, 2021
Is Dan serious? He's comparing a 100-year price chart of gold with a decade of insane Bitcoin volatility!
Forget the whole decade; just take the past twelve months. One Bitcoin was $5,000 less than a year ago. Today, it's worth almost $50,000. Bitcoin is a speculative asset. It's definitely the most spectacular gamble of the last decade. But a currency? Nope. Not with that level of psycho volatility.
Snowstorms are hitting southern parts of Ontario for consecutive days and it's being called a "snow parade." [...]
There's another system expected for later in the week, which meteorologist Doug Gillham said could make the seven-daytotals "rather impressive with the parade of storms."
Many words came to my mind. Impressive wasn't one of them.
Here's how it looks.
SNOW ON: Friday, Saturday (today).
SNOW OFF: Sunday.
SNOW ON: Monday, Tuesday.
SNOW OFF: Wednesday.
SNOW ON: Thursday, Friday.
The harsh low humidity combined with strong winds will literally cut up your skin. I went grocery shopping yesterday. I was outside for under half an hour and there are cuts around my knuckles.
Insulin back up to $1,500 for a 90 day supply. Thank President Biden. Big Pharma's investment paying off. Meanwhile, minimum wage increases looking iffy, trade protections disappearing, low-wage immigration influx incoming, energy jobs cut, and stimulus checks shrinking.— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) February 11, 2021
It's going to be tough to blame Trump for this.