He can’t help it; he’s conservative
Prediction (posted two hours before game time today, December 30):
Minnesota lawn pests 31, Wisconsin Badgers 27.
The indentured servants are adjusting the rabbit ears on the Manor’s 13-inch b&w Philco and covering their own ears. Long years of servitude have inured them to the inevitable: They know their revered Squire will say something just plain nutty, perforated with percussive Anglo-Saxon witticisms during the course of the football game.
Their passivity runs counter to the advice from The Nation (John Nichols’ day job). See how many hateful stereotypes his progressive-socialist instruction book crams into just four paragraphs:
This Thanksgiving, It’s Time to
Take On Your Conservative Relatives
Contrary to popular opinion, the holidays are not a time to “navigate” your uncle’s bigoted MAGA jokes. They’re the time to confront him.
Take a traditional Thanksgiving Day football game. This may seem like safe, nonpolitical ground — so long as everybody agrees to not talk about Colin Kaepernick. But it won’t take long for Trump supporters in your family to say something racist, sexist, or plain nutty while watching the game.
They’ll say a white athlete is just a “hard worker” while praising a black athlete’s “natural gifts.” They’ll champion a slur against Native Americans masquerading as a nickname, on a holiday that commemorates the prelude to a continental genocide. …
Or maybe they’ll just sit like lumps on the couch while women: prepare dinner, set the table, take care of the kids, clean up after dinner, serve dessert, and fetch them a beer.
The Squire is tempted to say “Sounds like a plan.” But that would be just plain nutty! The servants know their Squire prefers a stony white wine, chilled.
We can’t even watch football without being hectored by the P.C. nannies. You really think George Orwell was exaggerating?
It’s time to take on the progressive news media
The mainstream news media has its undies in the proverbial bundle that Trump pardoned and restored the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was convicted in court martial of posing for a photograph with a dead terrorist combatant.
A Tribune News Service story: “A senior Navy official in San Diego said … Trump is making decisions on bad information. … The country has never faced this kind of ‘debacle,’ he [the unnamed “senior Navy official”] said. “This stuff, going back to the Civil War, has literally never happened.”
Huh??? Are we forgetting Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Army Pvt.
Bradley Chelsea Manning, convicted of stealing thousands of pages of classified material, despite the opposition of his own Department of Defense? Or that Obama released five terrorists from Gitmo in exchange for Army deserter Bowe Berghdahl? Complete with White House rose garden ceremony! At least six soldiers died trying to retrieve him after he fell into the clutches of the Taliban.
If they bring a knife, we bring a tusk
Haven’t we read this headline before: “Neighborhood is looking for solutions after shooting.” This one announces the shoot-out this week on Cottage Grove Road on Madison’s east side. Cars and apartment buildings shot up, 36 shell casings, recovered. Looking for solutions, are we? Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, would faster buses help?
When guns are banned: Among the citizens who subdued that knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge, one was armed with a fire extinguisher and another, a Polish chef, wielded a 5-foot long narwhal tusk! And the bad guy — he stabbed to death two people — was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet! (More here.)
Blaska’s Bottom Line: From my cold, wet hands, these narwhal tusks!