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As Predicted, that Trump-Ukraine “Whistle-Blower” Story Just Blew Up In Epic Fashion

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What do I win?

Earlier this morning, I wrote a piece predicting that this story about Trump and Ukraine, supposedly involving a quid pro quo and an investigation request into Joe Biden, would blow up. The centerpiece of this was Biden being on tape bragging that he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees if Ukraine didn’t fire a prosecutor. That prosecutor just happened to be going after his son’s company. Just a coincidence, I’m assured.

Here’s the tape of Biden.

Somehow though, this became a Trump scandal because a supposed “whistle-blower” claimed that the President had pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden’s very apparent corruption. I know, it makes no sense, but that’s how it works in the age of orange man bad. Somehow being on tape extorting a country wasn’t a big deal, but Trump wanting an investigation into it by our ally was impeachable. The media immediately went into leak and supposition mode, claiming that Trump had threatened the new Ukrainian President by withholding of $250 million in military aid they desperately needed.

This was it we were told. It was the scandal that would finally bring Trump down. And then, like always happens, more information started to trickle out that countered the hysteria.

Per The Wall Street Journal.

President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter.

“He told him that he should work with [Mr. Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know” whether allegations were true or not, one of the people said. Mr. Trump didn’t mention a provision of foreign aid to Ukraine on the call, said this person, who didn’t believe Mr. Trump offered the Ukrainian president any quid-pro-quo for his cooperation on an investigation…

And there it is. There was no quid-pro-quo. He did not threaten to withhold military aid. He simply asked several times on a single phone call for them to look into it. He never even called back to press the issue further. None of the nonsensical gnashing of teeth we heard all day about this supposedly being an impeachment bombshell is true. A President asked an ally to investigate corruption that Biden himself admitted to on tape.

Some still can’t let this go though. We have certain conservatives of the anti-Trump bent asserting that the President didn’t actually have to say the words to be asking for a quid-pro-quo. Actually, yes, yes he does have to say the words. Especially when we know the military aid went through anyway despite no investigation being opened by Ukraine. The idea that we are now going to go after Trump based on suppositions of what Ukraine should have deemed from a perfectly legal request is asinine.

Look, I realize some had a lot invested in this, but how many times must they learn this lesson? How hard is it to wait 24 hours and see what else comes out? If a story fits a partisan narrative too perfectly, it’s probably not true or lacking context.

The other thing I’m hearing is that even if this wasn’t illegal or impeachable, it was still wrong because he asked a foreign leader to help him in a way that would benefit him politically. Frankly, I could not care less. These are the new rules. In 2016, the Obama administration went after the Trump campaign based on what they claimed were legitimate suspicions. We have Biden on tape. I’d say that’s a legitimate suspicion. Further, the DNC used Ukraine to get dirt on Paul Manafort. The Hillary campaign hired a foreign spy to build a dossier of opposition research on Trump. So spare me the moral lectures on using foreign sources.

This is politics, not religion and the only way you gather information on corruption by opponents in foreign countries is by using foreign sources. Democrats, the media, and some anti-Trump Republicans do not get to change the rules all the sudden when they don’t benefit them anymore. The precedent was set in 2016 and they will be made to live by it.

Meanwhile, the scramble is on to try to salvage what little is left of this story exploding in their faces. We’ll get all the usual excuses and claims that even though Trump didn’t do it, he’s still bad. The Washington Post will push out a dozen editorials all saying the same thing. The song and dance never changes. For all practical purposes though, this story is dead and done as far as Trump goes.

Biden’s involvement on the other hand? That story will only grow.

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People are Freaking Out Over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Pants [Pooping] Panic’ Under the Gun with Chris Cuomo

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[Screenshot from The Hill via Twitter, https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1174911312058617856?]

 

Sometimes everything just gets all messed up.

On Thursday, Chris Cuomo questioned Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani as to whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former VP Joe Biden with regard to pro-Hillary 2016 election interference.

Rudy said he didn’t. Just a brief bit later, he replied that he “of course” did.

Clear?

The interview, as described by The Daily Caller, “devolved into a series of arguments and insults.”

No wayChris Cuomo engaging in arguments and insults? You mean this guy? (language warning):



Yep, dadgummit — apparently, it’s true.

Here’s the Biden botch:

Rudy explained that he asked Ukraine to investigate allegations which “tangentially involved Joe Biden in a massive bribery scheme.”

The yes/no response quickly resulted in the Twitter hashtag #RudyGiulianiMeltdown.

People flipped over it.

Tom Gara of BuzzFeed News had this to say:

“There’s no better expression of the hell that is CNN’s nighttime reality TV lineup than Chris Cuomo noting at the beginning of this clip that his Giuliani interview had been going for 28 MINUTES.”

On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski suggested the former mayor of New York might’ve been sloshed:

“You guys were talking about the madness and, sort of, I don’t even know if there’s inebriation here. What is going on?”

Here’s more of the tussle:



Bradley P. Moss — national security lawyer — lamented Rudy was at one point, well, just look:

And Talking Points Memo Editor Josh Marshall just wrote, “HOLY SH** this is wild!”

And there was this:

But international affairs specialist Tom Nichols’s reaction took the cake. Or expelled it:

Rudy’s a fiery guy, and there’s no more inflamed a topic than the terrible 2016 election — the night which, as we all know, factually proved there’s a ceiling for women in politics (here). Don’t Democrats want it investigated ’til the cows come home?

After all — Hillary ran “the best campaign, [she even became] the nominee, and [then had] the election stolen from [her]” (here).

Although, to be fair, not everybody’s on board with that idea:

But that guy’s probably sloshed.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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STUPIDEST WORDS EVER SPOKEN: CNN Hails ‘One Of The Great Reporting Jobs In History’ Covering Collusion

Babylon Bee Wins Again: CNN Says Mueller Report Was Ordained By God To ‘Test Our Unshakeable Faith In Collusion’

Are You Worthy Of The Challenge? Jordan Peterson Explains: This Is Why I Don’t Identify As A Christian

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People are Freaking Out Over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Pants [Pooping] Panic’ Under the Gun with Chris Cuomo

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[Screenshot from The Hill via Twitter, https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1174911312058617856?]

 

Sometimes everything just gets all messed up.

On Thursday, Chris Cuomo questioned Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani as to whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former VP Joe Biden with regard to pro-Hillary 2016 election interference.

Rudy said he didn’t. Just a brief bit later, he replied that he “of course” did.

Clear?

The interview, as described by The Daily Caller, “devolved into a series of arguments and insults.”

No wayChris Cuomo engaging in arguments and insults? You mean this guy? (language warning):



Yep, dadgummit — apparently, it’s true.

Here’s the Biden botch:

Rudy explained that he asked Ukraine to investigate allegations which “tangentially involved Joe Biden in a massive bribery scheme.”

The yes/no response quickly resulted in the Twitter hashtag #RudyGiulianiMeltdown.

People flipped over it.

Tom Gara of BuzzFeed News had this to say:

“There’s no better expression of the hell that is CNN’s nighttime reality TV lineup than Chris Cuomo noting at the beginning of this clip that his Giuliani interview had been going for 28 MINUTES.”

On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski suggested the former mayor of New York might’ve been sloshed:

“You guys were talking about the madness and, sort of, I don’t even know if there’s inebriation here. What is going on?”

Here’s more of the tussle:



Bradley P. Moss — national security lawyer — lamented Rudy was at one point, well, just look:

And Talking Points Memo Editor Josh Marshall just wrote, “HOLY SH** this is wild!”

And there was this:

But international affairs specialist Tom Nichols’s reaction took the cake. Or expelled it:

Rudy’s a fiery guy, and there’s no more inflamed a topic than the terrible 2016 election — the night which, as we all know, factually proved there’s a ceiling for women in politics (here). Don’t Democrats want it investigated ’til the cows come home?

After all — Hillary ran “the best campaign, [she even became] the nominee, and [then had] the election stolen from [her]” (here).

Although, to be fair, not everybody’s on board with that idea:

But that guy’s probably sloshed.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

STUPIDEST WORDS EVER SPOKEN: CNN Hails ‘One Of The Great Reporting Jobs In History’ Covering Collusion

Babylon Bee Wins Again: CNN Says Mueller Report Was Ordained By God To ‘Test Our Unshakeable Faith In Collusion’

Are You Worthy Of The Challenge? Jordan Peterson Explains: This Is Why I Don’t Identify As A Christian

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Mark Zuckerberg Admits Pro-Abort Zealots Labeled Live Action as #FakeNews Now We Need a Permanent Fix Not Permanent Excuses

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Back in August, Facebook hit the Pro Life group Live Action with sanctions for allegedly spreading “false news.” As issue was a video produced by Live Action that said abortion is never medically necessary. This is factually true. (We can have a whole discussion on ectopic pregnancies some other time, thanks.) Facebook used two hyper advocates of abortion to fact check the video, they did not ask for an opinion from pro-life ob-gyns of anyone from the Catholic hospital system as a balance. As a result, Live Action’s ability to share posts was limited and the shares it did make were flagged saying that Live Action was known for spreading false information.

Live Action is no fly-by-night group. They have over 3 million followers on Facebook and are a major player in the fight against abortion, so this got the interest of a lot of people. Four conservative senators Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Kevin Cramer, and Mike Braun sent Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter protesting the action.

Facebook removed the sanctions on a temporary basis.

Yesterday, Zuckerberg met with Hawley. Hawley, as you know, has been in the forefront of struggle to keep the tech giant from acting as a hit squad for those who would stomp out the ability of conservatives to use social media. It produced a pretty amazing result.

This is significant. I wouldn’t have expected Zuckerberg to do the right thing and divest Instagram and WhatsApp…I think it will take the Federal Trade Commission and a battalion of red-fanged anti-trust lawyers from Department of Justice to make him see the light there… but rather than the usual “mistakes were made” weasel words, Zuckerberg admitted that biased fact checkers used their position of power to take out an opponent and that the problem is systemic.

This should be a clarion call for anyone who values liberty. While a huge organization like Live Action can get the attention necessary to overturn a decision by Facebook, most publishers can’t. If RedState, for instance, ran afoul of Facebook in that way, we’d face the loss of a significant amount of our traffic and we would most likely end up folding. No platform should have that power. If the market doesn’t exist for your crap that is one thing, when a company decides that it will not let your existing market to have access to your product, that is something different. And while the “muh principles” bunch has a cow at that idea of using the force of the federal government to break these information cartels, the fact is that we either have rights or we don’t and it matters not one whit whether those rights are choked off by the federal government or if the federal government allows corporate oligarchies to abridge those rights. The preamble to the Constitution states that the government exists to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” If we stand by an let a corporate monopoly to do us what our ancestors would not allow King George III and parliament to do, then it is possible that we really deserve the serfdom that comes our way.

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People are Freaking Out Over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Pants [Pooping] Panic’ Under the Gun with Chris Cuomo

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[Screenshot from The Hill via Twitter, https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1174911312058617856?]

 

Sometimes everything just gets all messed up.

On Thursday, Chris Cuomo questioned Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani as to whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former VP Joe Biden with regard to pro-Hillary 2016 election interference.

Rudy said he didn’t. Just a brief bit later, he replied that he “of course” did.

Clear?

The interview, as described by The Daily Caller, “devolved into a series of arguments and insults.”

No wayChris Cuomo engaging in arguments and insults? You mean this guy? (language warning):



Yep, dadgummit — apparently, it’s true.

Here’s the Biden botch:

Rudy explained that he asked Ukraine to investigate allegations which “tangentially involved Joe Biden in a massive bribery scheme.”

The yes/no response quickly resulted in the Twitter hashtag #RudyGiulianiMeltdown.

People flipped over it.

Tom Gara of BuzzFeed News had this to say:

“There’s no better expression of the hell that is CNN’s nighttime reality TV lineup than Chris Cuomo noting at the beginning of this clip that his Giuliani interview had been going for 28 MINUTES.”

On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski suggested the former mayor of New York might’ve been sloshed:

“You guys were talking about the madness and, sort of, I don’t even know if there’s inebriation here. What is going on?”

Here’s more of the tussle:



Bradley P. Moss — national security lawyer — lamented Rudy was at one point, well, just look:

And Talking Points Memo Editor Josh Marshall just wrote, “HOLY SH** this is wild!”

And there was this:

But international affairs specialist Tom Nichols’s reaction took the cake. Or expelled it:

Rudy’s a fiery guy, and there’s no more inflamed a topic than the terrible 2016 election — the night which, as we all know, factually proved there’s a ceiling for women in politics (here). Don’t Democrats want it investigated ’til the cows come home?

After all — Hillary ran “the best campaign, [she even became] the nominee, and [then had] the election stolen from [her]” (here).

Although, to be fair, not everybody’s on board with that idea:

But that guy’s probably sloshed.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

STUPIDEST WORDS EVER SPOKEN: CNN Hails ‘One Of The Great Reporting Jobs In History’ Covering Collusion

Babylon Bee Wins Again: CNN Says Mueller Report Was Ordained By God To ‘Test Our Unshakeable Faith In Collusion’

Are You Worthy Of The Challenge? Jordan Peterson Explains: This Is Why I Don’t Identify As A Christian

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So Good: The Babylon Bee Levels California After They Add Iowa to Their Growing Travel Ban List

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If you live in either a red or purple state, chances are it’s been subjected to state-funded travel bans from solidly blue states like New York or California.

Oftentimes these bans are in response to actions taken by state legislatures who are trying to ensure religious freedoms and/or the rights of women and children (including the unborn) are not infringed upon by militant left wing groups who are paid big bucks to sue businesses and states into oblivion for failure to comply with their radical agendas.

Such is the case for Iowa, which was added to California’s travel ban list earlier this month by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra:

California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid.

The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university.

Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds responded appropriately to the news:

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday countered California’s announced ban on taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa by touting the state’s “nice” image as a welcoming place and urging disenchanted California businesses and residents to consider relocating to the Midwest.
[…]
Asked Wednesday about California’s planned travel ban, Reynolds said: “I think the Iowa story is my response. We are knocking it out of the park when it comes to a pro-growth, pro-business environment with opportunities.”

By contrast, she said, California is “heading in the wrong direction” with businesses “fleeing” a climate of rising taxes, “skyrocketing” costs to live and do business, and the “highest homeless population” in the nation.

“They’ve got a lot of issues going on in California,” Reynolds said.

Iowa is the 11th state to be added to California’s travel ban.

Perhaps the best take on the ban outside of Sen. Ted Cruz’s comes from the Babylon Bee, which quipped that other states were “begging” to be added to California’s travel ban list:

While just eleven states are currently on the list, dozens more are applying. Soon, almost every state except Oregon and New York will be on the list, and peace and utopia will break out across the nation as CA politicians will no longer be able to go there and say weird things and do even dumber things.

The states were disappointed to learn that the ban didn’t include all Californians, but they said banning just the politicians was a good start, since they’re the ones who ruined the state to begin with.

*Chef’s kiss.*

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The Left Decide They Are Against Environmentalism Because Orange Man Bad

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I’m starting to think Trump could defecate gold bars for every American citizen and the left would still find a way to oppose him.

Case in point, San Francisco is a dumpster of feces and used drug needles. Literally, hundreds of thousands of used needles a month get thrown onto the streets and they are overwhelming those tasked with picking them up. California’s ordinances on the homeless are only making matters worse, as the police can not move people off public sidewalks, leading to shanty towns popping up in business and residential areas. There’s even a law which says shop-lifting under $900 of merchandise is only a misdeamenor, which means thieves are able to walk into stores and take whatever they want up to that point with little chance of arrest or pursuit.

It’s just a mess. You know what else it is? Bad for the environment. Used needles, trash cities, and human feces are things you’d think the left would join with Republicans on in agreeing they are bad and have to go. But nah, they are complaining that the EPA is going to cite the violations and start fining cities for not doing their jobs.

Naturally, because Trump must be opposed, this has drawn gnashing of teeth from the left, who’ve suddenly decided they don’t like the EPA anymore after treating it as a sacrosanct, quazi-religious organization throughout the Obama years.

London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, hit back at Trump over his remarks, arguing the city was doing its part to try and address its homeless population by investing in shelter beds and mental health services.

“The president is cutting clean air and clean water standards, restricting our ability to regulate car emissions, and denying climate change even exists,” Breed tweeted. “He’s cut funding for homelessness and affordable housing. In SF, we’re meeting the challenges on our streets.”

No you aren’t. You’ve failed miserably and instead of blaming everyone else and complaining that Trump is looking to act, maybe you could try governing your city better?

Yes, I’d say living on the streets, dumping uses needles, and defecating in public is in fact an environmental violation. Is their some statute that says the homeless can’t be the cause of violations of EPA regulations? I don’t remember this kind of sympathy from the left when poor land owners were having their property seized under the Obama administration by deeming standing water as protected bodies of water.

Other’s, like Gov. Gavin Newsom, are complaining that Trump won’t give him federal money to clean the mess up. The President is right to not do so. California is a dumpster fire of mismanagement. The last thing that needs to happen is for money from more responsible states to be shifted into the coffers of the Democrat led joke that is the California state and local governments.

The left loves environmentalism, or so I’m told. They should be lauding Trump for enforcing regulations here and pressing their representatives to act. No matter how hard they try, there’s noway to pin this mess on Trump. This is all a result of Democrat policies. Perhaps the residents in California will finally wake up one day and try something different.

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The #NewRules Say Justin Trudeau Must Resign and Conservatives Should Be the Last To Defend Him

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The fluffy, girly-man prime minister of the Great White North is embroiled in the woke type of scandal possible. Several images have surfaced of Justin Trudeau in blackface as late as 2001.

Now Trudeau finds himself in hot water

A few observations on this. First, if Trudeau felt sufficiently comfortable to appear in public in blackface in 2001 then he did it pretty regularly. Second, I don’t think Trudeau is a racist–he’s just a very strange dude who has been one of the cool kids so long that he thinks whatever he does is cool. Third, Trudeau has been a driving force in the growth of the whole “cancel culture” thing where an offense against woke sensibilities at any time in your life will result in a SJW lynch mob descending upon you to attempt to deprive you of livelihood and reputation.

And now, we’re being asked to forgive him because we’re f***ing idiots conservatives:

I’ve really run out of patience with this bullsh**. The issue is not whether Trudeau is a racist or even if he should resign in shame (a leftist with shame…I made myself laugh at the thought). The issue is what are the current rules (yes, blackface is a fireable offense under those rules) and why should the beneficiary of a change to those rules be a guy who has used them as a weapon at every stage of his political career?

Earlier in the month, Breitbart managed to get Dr. Jamie R. Riley, University of Alabama’s assistant vice president and dean of students fired for a series of blatantly racist tweets which called into question his ability to deal with white students in a manner that was not calculated to demean or penalize them. Reason, naturally, went to bat for him claiming that we can’t be against the cancel culture and not oppose Riley’s firing. It was the kind of specious bullsh** that has made Reason the stinking vortex of fail that it is. I posted on it here.

My view is that it isn’t terribly difficult to hold these two competing ideas in one’s mind. On the one hand we can all acknowledge that the “cancel culture” should end. It is corrosive of civility and it is just stupid. Having said that we can also say that we’re not going to engage in unilateral disarmament. Why should conservatives, of all people, go to bat for a guy like Justin Trudeau who, quite honestly, is probably not in any real danger and who will treat any assistance we give him as weakness. No matter how many of these leftists we go to bat for, it is never going to change the calculus if our people get punished and we let their’s go scot-free. It won’t. The only way this changes is if we go after theirs with the same vengeance that they go after ours. Either they’ll get tired or they won’t. Whatever path they choose is on them.

The reason they want conservatives to lead the charge on this is simple. If we support him, then they have a reason to ignore their own rules and let him survive. On the other hand, if we go with the #NewRules, they either play by them and destroy Trudeau (highly unlikely) or they reveal, as they did in the case of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, that the #NewRules are only a pathetic sham that are strictly used as a club with which to belabor political opponents.

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Comic Louis Gomez Slaps Down Other Virtue Signaling Comics for Celebrating SNL Firing Shane Gillis

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The controversial firing of Shane Gillis from the cast of SNL after some edgy jokes he told on a podcast surfaced has caused a rift in the entertainment industry, with some comics taking his side while others are making it clear that they think his firing is well deserved.

As Alex Parker covered in a previous article, one of the comics in support of Gillis is SNL veteran and longtime comedian Norm Macdonald, who was also fired from the television show for telling edgy jokes. Macdonald publicly reached out to Gillis on Twitter with his condolences.

However, big-name comedians  — and I’m using that descriptor lightly — have also decided to kick Gillis while he’s down, and this has caused comic Luis J. Gomez to jump into the fray to defend Gillis.

It started with comic Christopher Titus complimented comedian Judy Gold for outing Gillis. Both comedians seem to believe that Gillis wasn’t pushing boundaries and was just being a “bro-douche-weak AF” person.

Thanks to [Gold] for shining a light on what a bro-douche-weak AF- mommas boy Shane Gillis really is. What he said doesn’t “push boundaries” it’s just lame. Biggest sin a comic can commit,” tweeted Titus.

Gold thanked Titus for his tweet.

On a personal note, the biggest sin a comic can commit is not being too edgy. Comics use edge all the time, and what seems to be pardonable or “too far” changes with someone’s political alignment, at least nowadays.

Luis J. Gomez, a comic, seems to believe as I do and called out Titus for what the gravest sin a comic can commit actually is throwing another comic to the wolves in order to virtue signal to appease people who have lost any semblance of what comedy is.

“Actually the biggest sin a comic can commit is throwing another comic under the bus for a joke. Shane is legitimately a good person. Shame on you for kicking a man while he’s down. Shame on [Gold] for taking the clicks at the expense of a fellow comic,” tweeted Gomez.

It can be argued that Gillis’s edgy jokes were shrug-worthy and unfunny at best, but if we’re going to wreck a man’s career over a couple of things he said, then it’s odd that we’re being choosy about who gets to keep their career and who doesn’t. As I stated in a previous article, both Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer still have thriving careers after both of them made overtly racist jokes.

Both are social justice warriors and remain untouched by cancel culture.

Gomez is correct. The fact that other comics have resorted to putting down other comics in order to boost their own careers is gross, especially considering that they’re doing so through political avenues and not through their professed medium. It’s cowardly.

Being edgy is sometimes part of being a comic. Finding boundaries and pushing them is a thing that benefits comedy, and it could be argued that it’s comedy’s responsibility to do so as it prohibits the creation of sacred cows. If society takes something too seriously, society gets a bit ridiculous about it. Comedy keeps us grounded.

Comics attempting to censor or cancel other comics isn’t just a betrayal, it’s comics not doing their jobs.

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Colt Manufacturing’s Business Model Is Now Based On Hoping They Will Be the Last Ones Eaten

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Yesterday, small arms manufacturing legend, Colt Manufacturing Company, has announced that it will cease manufacture of all modern sporting rifles including the popular AR-15 (for you anti-gun goobers, AR stands for Armalite, not Automatic Rifle). The reason: lack of future demand.

The gun maker Colt said on Thursday that it would effectively suspend production of sporting rifles, including the AR-15, for the civilian market but continue to manufacture rifles for government weapons contracts.

In a statement on its website, Colt emphasized that the company remained “committed to the Second Amendment,” but cited market conditions for its decision.

“Over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Dennis Veilleux, the company’s chief executive, said in the statement. “Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.”

It could very well be that Colt has some big brain business school grads who can predict customer demand and market saturation but that seems doubtful. If they did have those people, my iugess is that they’d have been hired by mega-corporations by now. FBI data doesn’t indicate that the market for firearms is saturated

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The best information we have indicates that modern sporting rifles account for as many as half of all long gun sales.

Why you’d cease manufacture of an item that seems to be gaining popularity in anticipation of market saturation remains a mystery. Why not must “not expand” your existing operation, benefit from the current bull market in modern sporting rifles, and ramp down when the slowdown comes?

The obvious reason is that consumer demand, now or in the future, has nothing to do with it. Colt is simply engaging in that old behavior of appeasement which Winston Churchill observed: “Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last.”

A week ago, I wrote this How The Democrats And Woke Corporate Fascists Will Team Up To Destroy The Second Amendment.

The central points are these. Business is assuming the role of cultural gatekeeper in our society and, because a lot of people on the right don’t believe the government should intervene to protect our constitutional rights and civil liberties, they now have the power to silence you and to put you out of business. If, at any time, the major credit cart companies decide that you can’t use a credit card to purchase a firearm or major banks put firearms dealers and manufacturers on a prohibited list, they will go out of business because you simply can’t run a retail business or manufacturing company on a cash basis. This is not scaremongering, this is simply looking at the business landscape and what has already happened.

Colt is sending a message that gunmakers can be “socially responsible.” By this message they allow banks and credit card companies to ratchet up the pressure on smaller manufacturers to follow suit. When the hammer drops on makers of modern sporting rifles, Colt will be out of the business and in the good graces of the commercial oligarchs who want to control what we say and think.

This will not work in the long run. Most mass shootings do not involve long guns. Once modern sporting rifle manufacturing is shut down the same oligarchs will come for makers of semiautomatic handguns. And then revolvers and other long guns. The writing is on the wall. Colt may think it has made a smart business decision, but it hasn’t. It has merely ensured its place in infamy when the history of how the Second Amendment was thrashed by woke corporations is written.

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