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Zelensky makes surprising pick for ambassador; Seattle surprised by pro-drug activists; amazing Heritage project terrifies libs; identity illness spreads at fetish festival; unlikely good Newsom news.
Good morning C&C, it’s Saturday! Welcome to the weekend edition. It’s a day of surprises in today’s roundup: Ukraine funnyman makes bizarre pick for ambassador; Seattle tries to crack down on homeless drug users, a little, and woke liberals freak out; the best conservative project you never heard of that is making liberals freak out even more; “identity” illness spreads in Berlin as dog-humans celebrate at fetish festival; and Governor Newsom does the thing you least expected.
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🔥 I’ll admit I did not see this headline coming. From yesterday’s UK Telegraph:
I became further surprised while researching the story, because of how many crazy dots it connected.
The article wasn’t particularly clear about what Zelensky meant by “ambassador.” It’s likely just a made-up job. But clearly, Abramovic, 76, is about to go on Ukraine’s payroll, get some of that sweet, sweet U.S. aid money, and despite being completely unqualified will somehow be involved with the war-torn country’s kids.
This is deeply bad news for Ukrainian children, something like Grimm’s Fairy Tales coming to life.
Serbian “artist” Abramovic is a deeply controversial figure. She’s not a traditional artist. She’s described as a performance artist. She does art more than make art. Oh, and she does politics. She is also very close personal friends with both Clintons and their retinues. Abramovic constantly and unaccountably rubs elbows with heads of state and various royalty.
And she is perfectly monstrous to Christians and people with any remaining sense of goodness, decorum, or dignity in this troubled world.
Abramovic, who gives the impression of being more like a Satanic coven leader than any traditional kind of artist that you might recognize, mostly focuses on dark ritualistic and occultic themes related to pornography, pain, suffering, and death. She recently sweetly explained to an Artnet reporter, “We are so afraid of pain. I don’t like pain, but I think that pain is such an important element in human life. Suffering is like a kind of gate in order to understand the universe, in order to understand yourself.”
Zelensky probably isn’t completely crazy to hire her as an “ambassador,” whatever that means. Putting her on the public payroll is almost certainly connected to the Clintons. Yesterday’s announcement came right on the heels of breathless news about the Clinton Foundation’s involvement in Ukraine’s “rebuilding” effort:
I bet the Ukrainians can’t wait.
Call me crazy, but “rebuilding” seems a little premature, what with Ukraine still pursuing its glorious Counteroffensive, which by all accounts is somewhat slow going, not to point fingers or anything. But I digress again.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing much about the Serbian performer, or artist, whichever. Abramovic first popped up on the public radar during the Pizzagate pedophile controversy. Wikileaks dumped Hilary Clinton emails that linked the Serbian artist to the Clintons, and their friends, and included some very sketchy discussions that some folks claim are packed with standard pedophile code words.
Abramovic also has a way of turning up around major pedophile stories and disaster zones like Haiti where orphaned kids are a dime a dozen.
For instance, here’s Abramovic pictured with ‘John of God,’ a Brazilian cult leader sentenced last week to 118 years in prison for operating a child sex slave farm where he kept teenagers as sex slaves and sold their babies for up to £40,000.
To give you an idea just what kind of “artist” Ms. Abramovic is, the Telegraph described her latest public exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, which is called “Imponderabilia” and runs through next year. Oxford defines “imponderable” as “a factor that is difficult or impossible to estimate or assess.” The Royal Academy imponderably described the experience of attending Abramovic’s show as “forcing a confrontation between nakedness, and the gender, the sexuality, the desire.”
Sounds wholesome. Kids under 16 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
They aren’t messing around. When the Royal Academy said “forcing a confrontation with nakedness,” they meant it, literally. To get in, after paying £25, visitors have to literally slide between two naked sex workers, er, sorry, “performance artists.” Watch the bump.
Once you slide on in, things get even more bizarre and less-artlike. Here’s how the Telegraph described Abramovic’s art show. Remember, this is the positive description:
(The show) includes Luminosity in which a naked woman is pinned high up on the wall in a crucifix pose while seated on a bicycle saddle.
Nude with Skeleton, inspired by the ancient practice of Tibetan monks sleeping with a dead or decaying body, will see a naked performance artist lie still on the ground with a skeleton on top of them for hours.
In another piece, House With the Ocean View, three women will occupy separate open platforms on the gallery wall, for 24 hours a day over 12 days without talking and drinking only water.
Remember, this is the toned-down, Royal Academy version of Marina’s art. She usually prefers to challenge her audience more directly with things like explicit Satanic imagery (pentagrams and severed goat heads), cannibalism, piles of bloody, dismembered body parts or bones, spells written in bloody fingerprints on walls, and so forth. I’ll spare you the pictures, you can easily find them online if your curiosity is feeling morbid.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Imponderably, this kind of “art” is what celebrities, world leaders, and rebuilding Ukrainians enjoy the most. You couldn’t possibly name a better-connected artist than Marina Abramovic. She’s looted treasuries all over the world.
Curiously, according to an article run yesterday in Artnet, the 76-year-old performance artist recently had a pulmonary embolism and almost died. She then had three operations and ten transfusions. “I was in unbelievable pain, they said it was a miracle I survived,” Abromovic said. I’m not sure I’d use the word ‘miracle.’ Sounds like a jab injury to me. But the good news was all that pain must have been a very enthralling experience for the occult performer, an experience that probably opened an artistic gate to Hell or Nancy Pelosi’s living room, six or half a dozen, either way a soul-stretchingly painful experience that helped her “understand herself and the Universe” better.
Marina is feeling better now. According to Artnet, she’s “too weak now” to do any performing herself. But don’t worry, that frees her for pursuing her other interests. She’s not too weak, for example, to visit war zones, collect Ukrainian orphans, or serve as the unfortunate country’s “Ambassador.”
Imponderable is a good word for it.
🔥 The UK Daily Mail ran a story Thursday headlined, “Progressive Seattle activists take over city council meeting with cries of 'you have blood on your hands' after public drug use is recriminalized.”
This week Seattle’s city council dipped its wee little toe into pushing back, slightly, against the City’s controlled demolition. According to the Seattle Times, the new ordinance only recommends arrest for folks found with or using drugs — but only when that person “presents a threat of harm to others.”
It’s pretty wild to consider that, before the new ordinance, arrests weren’t recommended in Seattle when homeless druggies posed a threat to others. In any case, even that scrap of common sense was just too much for three commissioners and Seattle’s battalion of woke leftists and open drug advocates, who — momentarily sober — repeatedly shouted “blood on your hands” at the top of their lungs during the vote:
The Mail reported that during the pandemic, Seattle’s homeless population — completely unburdened by laws against public drug use — grew by +38%, for some reason. Currently some 40,000 people are “living outside” in King County.
Meanwhile, Seattle’s luckless, taxpaying citizens, who chose working and living responsibly over being high all the time, have been suffering the whole time. Here’s a July Seattle Times headline that’s uproariously hilarious to everyone except people who live in Seattle:
According to the article, the City refused to do anything about the vagrants, the drugs, or their awesome inflatable swimming pool. I know you want to see it. Here it is!:
You have to give them credit for being resourceful. A little swimming exercise might be good for them. But you’d think they wouldn’t be concentrate long enough to buy, install, and fill that pool. Dude, what were we doing again? Do you suppose Amazon Prime delivered it?
🔥 In a salty disaster story, CNN ran an article this morning headlined, “Army Corps of Engineers to barge 36 million gallons of freshwater a day as saltwater intrusion threatens New Orleans-area drinking water.”
Cajuns in New Orleans are buying up all the bottled water they can get their crawdad-picking hands on, since the Mississippi River’s water levels have dropped so far that there isn’t enough pressure to hold back the Gulf of Mexico, which is pushing upriver so fast that the salty ocean water should pass New Orleans early next month.
New Orleans’ Mayor declared an official state of emergency yesterday. The problem is that New Orleans draws much of its municipal drinking water out of the Mighty Mississippi. Salt messes it all up and makes the water undrinkable.
So they are trying all kinds of things, from building underwater dams to shipping in millions of gallons of fresh water to put into water processing stations to dilute the saltier river water.
The climate change excuse is bandying around, of course, but the truth is that woke water management policies are most likely to blame.
🔥 What should be a very exciting story slipped under the radar this week. For some reason, conservative media ignored the important story, which you’d think conservatives would want to know all about, and you’re going to like a lot. Instead it was mainly covered only in woke media.
Politico ran one of the stories this week mysteriously headlined, “Too Hot For the Heritage Foundation!” The imponderable sub-headline added to the mystery: “In the Trump-era GOP civil war, a pair of scholars at the think tank signed the wrong manifesto.”
Politico’s story is a nearly incomprehensible mishmash of complaints about Heritage, gossip, and descriptions of insider conflicts between conservatives that are wholly uninteresting unless you know the people they’re talking about.
But the article swirled dramatically around a $22 million dollar Heritage Foundation project called “Project 2025.”
A couple months ago, when the Project first surfaced on liberal radar, a frantic New York Times article labeled it as a “conservative version of Linked-In:”
Think of it as a right-wing LinkedIn. This so-called Project 2025 — part of a $22 million presidential transition operation at a scale never attempted before in conservative politics — is being led by the Heritage Foundation, a group that has been staffing Republican administrations since the Reagan era.
Heritage usually compiles its own personnel lists, and spends far less doing so. But for this election, after conservatives and Mr. Trump himself decried what they viewed as terrible staffing decisions made during his administration, more than 50 conservative groups have temporarily set aside rivalries to team up with Heritage on the project, set to start Friday.
They have already identified several thousand potential recruits and have set a goal of having up to 20,000 potential administration officials in their database by the end of 2024, according to Kevin Roberts, the president of Heritage. Heritage has contracted the technology company Oracle to build a secure personnel database, Dr. Roberts said.
“In 2016, the conservative movement was not prepared to flood the zone with conservative personnel,” Dr. Roberts said. “On Jan. 20, 2025, things will be very different. This database will prepare an army of vetted, trained staff to begin dismantling the administrative state from Day 1.”
Heritage and its project partners have already briefed Mr. Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and their teams, Dr. Roberts said.
Although most conservatives have never heard of this encouraging plan, the leftwing media is calling it the worst thing that has ever happened, a million times worse than Adolph Hitler. Far-left influencers are sounding the alarm, like this self-described trans “super villain” and “heretical Christian,” who sees Project 25 as literally ending America:
Wednesday, the Lincoln Project’s co-founder Reed Galen described Project 2025 as a direct threat to democracy:
Finally, a Mother Jones article run last week and written by owner David Corn himself finds a rising conservative dictatorship in Heritage’s project:
Corn connected Heritage’s Project 2025 to Trump’s developing plan to replace vast numbers of deep state termites on his first day in office:
These plans include altering the rules governing the civil service so that tens of thousands of federal workers—maybe more—would be subject to immediate dismissal by the White House. That would mean that Trump could fire employees at federal agencies who do not pledge their loyalty to Trump—or who question the legality or appropriateness of White House directives…
Dozens of conservative outfits—led by the Heritage Foundation—have banded together to produce what they call Project 2025, which has released a 1,000-page report, Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise, which provides a blueprint for a wannabe-White-House-autocrat. Their proposals include removing protections for federal employees so perhaps as many as 50,000 could be fired and replaced with Trump (or Republican) loyalists. This would be done under the banner of annihilating the supposed “deep state” bureaucracy and smashing the “administrative state.”
While it’s impossible to briefly summarize Heritage’s 1,000 page Mandate for Leadership, here’s the gist: Heritage has assembled a broad coalition of effective conservative organizations and think tanks, has created a practical step-by-step road map for effectively deconstructing the deep state, and has begun compiling a vast database of reliable conservatives to staff federal agency positions to carry out the plan.
And it’s terrifying liberals.
I’m telling you about Project 2025 to encourage you. It means conservatives have not been asleep at the switch, after all. They have not failed to learn the lessons from Trump’s administration, when bad early staffing decisions stymied swamp-draining plans.
Now we just need to get the Republican nominee elected.
🔥 Under the category “weird but true,” the New York Post ran an admittedly strange story this week headlined, “Hundreds of people who identify as dogs gather in city center: ‘Call animal control.’”
It’s spreading. Over a thousand men who “identify as dogs” organized a gathering at the Berlin Potsamer Platz railroad station in Germany, communicating only by howling or barking at one another. You can imagine the fun memers were having on social media.
Of course it was in Berlin, home of the original leather festival. The canine event was part of a gay fetish festival dubbed Folsom Europe.
Treats and flea collars were provided at additional cost.
And — of course — the experts are now involved. What would we do without experts? The “experts” insist that you start getting the vocabulary right. They want you to stop stigmatizing dog-men by calling them crazy. And they want you to understand this fast-growing identity group is now metastasizing into subgroups and alphabet designations, you know how it works:
Experts have called for a differentiation between “therians,” people who “identify as a creature other than human,” and “furries,” individuals who enjoy cosplaying in animal suits.”
For example, some therians, short for “therianthrope,” might “believe that they are a cat soul reincarnated into a human body,” Dr. Elizabeth Fein, an associate professor of psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, previously told The Post.
“Some furries are therians, and some therians are furries, but they are two distinct groups,” she noted.
It was not immediately clear how to tell a furry apart from a therian, since they can only bark and hiss and growl and can’t tell us.
ChatGPT assured me that therianthropes are not crazy for identifying as non-human. It’s totally normal, kind of, or something. Nowadays, anyway. Chat said the crazy ones shouldn’t reflect on the entire “community,” or “pack,” or however you call it. Then it reminded me not to hurt people’s feelings by failing to “affirm” their animal identity.
Um, I don’t think so. I won’t even do the pronoun thing. Good luck getting me to pet a furry.
🔥 Finally, in truly terrific news — especially for Californians, but not only for Californians — Fox News ran a story this morning headlined, “Newsom vetoes bill that would require parents to affirm child's gender identity in custody battles.”
Late last night, completely bypassing the news cycle, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed the most awful bill to come down the California pike lately. If signed, the law would have required judges in child custody cases to give extra weight to parents who “affirmed” their child's mental illness, I mean “gender identity.”
If you needed any more evidence Newsom is running for president, this is it. But it’s evidence of even more good news. First, it shows that democrats know the wacky trans stuff is deeply unpopular with a lot of folks — otherwise Newsom would have happily signed the bill into law with great fanfare.
Instead he quietly killed it late on a Friday night.
Second, for similar reasons, the veto confirms what we all suspected: that people who support surgically deconstructing children aren’t nationally electable, not even if they’re democrats. (I have no doubt Newsom would turn on a dime once elected.)
It might be a strong signal the culture is shifting. It’s a great sign that things are moving in the right direction. Painfully slowly, but they’re moving.
Have a wonderful weekend! Let’s meet back up here on Monday morning to get the week started off the right way.
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