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Tuesday elections roundup; SADS author, heavy metal rocker, and comedian; macabre Antifa defendants prance into Atlanta court; Tlaib censured; financial investments available in Ukraine; more.
Good morning, C&C, it’s Wednesday! And it’s another short week for some of us, with Veteran’s Day coming up on Friday. So we’re almost there. Your roundup today includes: Tuesday elections show Republicans missed a major opportunity (again); SADS author — on stage; SADS heavy metal rocker and lots of friends; SADS comedian; Antifa defendants appear in Atlanta court and it’s a parade of the macabre; good news from Speaker Johnson as insurrectionist is censured; and our good friend from Ukraine wants you to lend him ten seconds of your time to explain his situation. Oh, and he wants to borrow some money too.
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🔥 Yesterday’s state election results were mostly unsurprising, although democrats are spinning the results as a national referendum on ‘a woman’s right to choose’ what gets injected into her body. Oops! Sorry! She only gets to choose what goes into her body if democrats give her permission first.
Anyway, the Wall Street Journal ran an ‘election roundup’ story this morning headlined, “Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear Re-Elected in Kentucky, and Democrats Have Big Night in Virginia.”
Governor Beshear’s re-election, even in red Kentucky, did not shock anyone. Had Cameron won, it would have been an “upset.” In like manner, Mississippi’s Republican Governor Tate Reeves defeated democrat Brandon Presley (distant cousin to Elvis Presley). No gubernatorial upsets were reported.
The “Big Night” narrative in Virginia was that voters somehow “rebuked” Governor Glenn Younkin by failing to elect more Republicans, but the fact is, Virginia Republicans probably did as well as they could have hoped in the endless ocean of liberalism that is Virginia. The rebuke happened two years ago, when Younkin was elected along with new Republican gains in the state house, as voters’ pandemic message to woke school board policies, lockdowns, and mandates.
You could say Republicans failed to take advantage of voter’s frustrations, and I’d agree. Establishment Media is framing yesterday’s results as a referendum on abortion.
The ‘abortion’ narrative came together because Ohio voters roundly approved a pro-abortion constitutional amendment, Lord forgive them, and because democrats in various states never shut up about abortion during the campaigns. Democratic political consultant Ben Tribbett told the Wall Street Journal’s reporter, “This was an election about choice.”
Choice? The reporter didn’t ask Mr. Tribbett his position on choice about vaccine mandates.
Les McCorkle of Williamsburg, 61, a self-described ‘independent voter’ who votes for democrats without thinking, ignorantly said abortion access was his top issue. Even though he can’t get one. You know, just in case. “It should be a woman’s right. It’s her body,” gushed McCorkle.
One suspects that two years ago, Mr. McCorkle thought unvaccinated women should be herded into wood chippers.
Republicans failed to properly deploy democrats’ heinous history on vaccine mandates whenever against abortion rights arguments. I’m dumbfounded that Republicans let democrats get away with all their insincere “right to choose” nonsense. What are Republicans afraid of? The tide has turned against jab mandates. People hate the jabs now; fewer than 3% bought into the boosters despite the CDC retooling itself into the world’s largest pharmaceutical marketing firm.
If the ‘abortion issue’ proves anything, it’s that Republicans must overcome their irrational fear about criticizing the CDC’s magic snake oil, and jam coercive vaccine and mask mandates down democrat throats whenever they start hypocritically chirping about bodily integrity. The vaccines didn’t work! The mandates were for nothing!
Even though last night’s election results weren’t particularly surprising, it still feels like a wasted opportunity.
💉 Last Friday in Barcelona, New York City author Peter Kaldheim, 76, died on stage performing a monologue at a Barcelona theater. (Translation available.) It would have been Peter’s first live performance in Spanish.
Peter’s cause of death remains fogged, a total mystery, and we will probably never know. But we do know, of course, that his death was very sudden. And unexpected. Presumably they wouldn’t have shoved him up on stage had they known he was kicking buckets around.
I didn’t take a survey, obviously, but it also seems fair to assume the audience was shocked. So Peter’s death was shocking, sudden, unexpected and mysterious. Check, check, check and check.
According to the article, “Kaldheim had great plans for the future.” Well, maybe. Peter just didn’t know how short his future actually was (about half of the first act).
The article also mentioned Peter moved to live in Barcelona in 2020. So, two words: travel mandate.
💉 Drummer for “iconic” heavy metal group L.A. Gunns Steve Riley, 67, died last week after a brief battle with ‘pneumonia.’ But Steve’s untimely death from a bacterial infection that doesn’t usually arise by itself wasn’t the most interesting part of the story; not even close, as things turned out.
Much more interesting than yet another weird celebrity death was an extended quote I found on a random heavy-metal news website (yes, apparently, they have those, as heavy metal fans — now all mostly seniors — are still hanging in there). The website Blabbermouth.net ran a story headlined “BLACKIE LAWLESS On STEVE RILEY's Death: 'It Was A Big Shock To All Of Us’.”
In an interview with Canadian industry rag The Metal Voice, Steve Riley friend and W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless marveled over how so many of his friends have been dropping like flies lately:
“In an 18-month period, I lost 11 people and not one of them to COVID," Lawless revealed. "It was just one thing after another, and 11 people in that short a period of time, I start thinking to myself, 'What's going on here?' This is a wave that personally I'd never seen before. And to be honest, to write eulogies over and over and over, it's draining, because one of the conclusions I came to, and I don't mean for this to sound insensitive: death sucks. There's no other way to describe it. Because as a writer, I learned there's no words that we have that we can say that we can assemble together to make sense out of those losses. It's like love. They say love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because there's not words to describe what it really is. Death is the same way.”
I agree with Lawless. What is going on here? It’s the question of the age, isn’t it? It’s a ‘wave’ that none of us have personally ever seen before. That’s a literal fact. We’ve never seen excess deaths numbers like this, not in our lifetimes.
It’s also no surprise that Mr. Lawless finds himself amidst a cluster. As celebrities and professional performers, Mr. Lawless and his friends shared the combined burden of multiple jab mandates all directly affecting their ability to work, perform, and travel. Plus the irresistible psychological pressure the federal government beamed at anyone in the public eye, right down to TikTok influencers.
Both articles — the one from Blabbermouth and the other on The Metal Voice — included Mr Lawless’ complete, extended quote darkly marveling about all the deaths over the last 18 months. That wasn’t an accident. The reporters were letting Lawless say for them what they aren’t allowed to say.
💉 British comedian and actor Howard Coggins, 52, croaked recently “after suffering from a short illness.” It wasn’t funny.
Howard founded a well-known comedic theater company named Living Spit. The website’s personal tribute to Howard included a list of his ‘hates’: traffic warning signs, self important people, people who call actors ‘ac-TORs’, opera, rehearsals, ketchup, people who wear Dryrobes as a coat, the use of activewear outside the realms of sport, generic phrases like ‘it’s all good’, portmanteau words like Brexit, competitive sport including board games, and post-Christmas winter.
I have no idea what Dryrobes are. Probably something John Fetterman would wear to work.
I reviewed over half a dozen articles about Howard’s untimely passing and not a one of them expressed the teensiest sliver of curiosity over his mysterious “sudden illness.” Maybe he finally heard Aristotle’s legendary perfect joke and laughed himself to death. Or maybe he got infected by eating exotic lizard meat during a secret celebrity dinner. I guess we’ll never know.
🔥 The UK Daily Mail ran an update story Monday about the mass Antifa indictments in Atlanta, headlined “Transgender Antifa 'rioter' Jamie Marsicano whose dad's a tycoon DANCES into Atlanta court as she and 61 others are arraigned for 'terrorizing' proposed police training facility. ‘Jamie’ is this totally-sane person:
One of the Mail’s sub-headlines pointed out Mr. Marsicano’s fashion choices: "Transgender Marsicano pranced around in a black skirt, cardigan, and red scarf as she (he) arrived at Fulton County Courthouse this morning.” It didn’t say whether Marsicano shopped at Target.
James 'Jamie' Marsicano, 29 — a dancing advertisement for the nation’s mental health crisis — was charged along with 21 others in court yesterday for domestic terrorism, after he and other rioters burned construction vehicles and launched commercial-grade fireworks and Molotov cocktails at police at the site of the future Atlanta Police Safety Training Center on March 5th. James was also charged with racketeering along with 60 other bizarre lunatics.
James is not exactly underprivileged. He is currently attending his first year at law school, which is not a good sign for the future, and his multi-millionaire father runs a $4B foundation. Journalist Andy Ngo reported that, when it was James’s turn to appear, he informed the judge he prefers to be called by "they/them" pronouns. The judge apologized; “I won’t remember that, I’m sorry.”
Andy also tweeted mug shots of many of macabre individuals who were charged, and if I told you the collection looks a lot like a circus freak show, then I would be forced by common decency to apologize to all the specially-abled performers in circuses around the country.
I’ll just say this: These people are not well.
Finally, I’ll note without further comment that these hundreds of actual domestic terrorists are being prosecuted under Georgia state law. In other words, the feds have shown no interest in them whatsoever. You’d think they would have gotten pretty excited about finding some proper domestic terrorists to prosecute.
I just don’t know what to think about the FBI’s wholesale disinterest in these real-live terrorists. I mean, the FBI didn’t even have to organize and fund these terrorists themselves. What do you suppose it all means?
🔥 More good news from our new Speaker! Late yesterday, Speaker Johnson led a bipartisan House — including 22 democrats — in a controversial by successful vote to approve Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) second motion to censure turbaned insurrectionist Rashaida Tlaib (D-Mi.).
Censure is a form of Congressional discipline that is just short of expulsion. The practical effect of censure is that, if passed by a majority vote, the Speaker then reads the censure resolution to the offending member, who must stand in the well of the House and quietly listen to the resolution being read against them. Censure is considered a black mark on a Representative’s record and can lead to the loss of valuable committee assignments.
Despite crowing about how Tlaib’s censure is “just for show” and does not have any serious effect, the unhinged comments from democrats in the thread under that video clip are pretty wild. They ain’t happy that Tlaib got censured for leading a Hamas-surrection against the Capitol.
But don’t let the democrats angst spoil your enjoyment. Next stop: expulsion!
🔥 Finally, I think you should listen to this earnest plea from former comedian and Ukraine president Vlad Zelenskyy. Look, he’s not just asking for handouts. He needs a little scratch and promises that he’ll pay us back, after the war, when things calm down a little.
Think of it as an investment:
In case his accent tripped you up, I’ll help out. Here’s Vlad’s ask:
“If you can’t give us some financial support? Okay, okay, please, give us a credit. And we will give you back money.”
Shortly, you will receive an email from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense requesting your banking information, which they need only so that they can later deposit all the profits into your account. You can trust them.* Haha, this definitely isn’t one of those “Nigerian Prince” deals, why would you even think that? This is a Ukrainian President deal. If you can’t trust a guy who can play the piano with his little president, then I just don’t know.
(* results may vary.)
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If you decide to invest, let me know how it worked out.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Come back tomorrow morning, when we’ll round up some more tasty C&C goodness for you.
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