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Tucker's 4th Twitter episode; gender bender bends back; even more atrocious higher education shenanigans; another conspiracy theory proved; Hersh Proxy War analysis, Joe's water train; and more.
Good morning, C&C, it’s Friday! Your end-of-week roundup includes: Tucker’s fourth Twitter episode takes Joe Biden to task; gender-bending celebrity heroically bends back into normal position; another higher-education debacle as prominent professor arrested for depraved acts; Bohemian Grove conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact; Seymour Hersh publishes sobering Proxy War analysis; Governor DeSantis reveals plan to rein in the Deep State; Biden announces a new water train across the Pacific; and Jeopardy contestants have the most awkward freeze up in history.
🗞💬 *WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 💬🗞
🔥 Last night, Tucker dropped his fourth episode, titled “Wannabe Dictator.” It’s even spicier than the last one. The title was inspired by a 27-second Chryon referring to Joe Biden that momentarily appeared on Fox News before panicked video editors pulled it down. It said: “Wannabe Dictator Speaks at the White House After Having His Political Rival Arrested.”
On the new episode, Tucker described the media meltdown and hysterical leftwing freakout, both at Fox and in the wider liberal media, outraged over the briefly-displayed headline. Obviously, the heroic staffer who typed that Chyron into the system instantly became a FORMER Fox employee.
We pray he lands in an even better situation where he no longer has to pretend to believe something else.
Anyway, in his 13-minute clip, Tucker seriously analyzes the question of whether Joe Biden is, in fact, a Wannabe Dictator. It turns out there are some remarkable similarities between Sniffy Joe and other well-known historical third-world despots. Enjoy.
🔥 The New York Post’s Page 6 ran a flip-floppy story this week headlined, “Demi Lovato ‘Got Tired’ Of Using ‘They/Them’ Pronouns: ‘It Was Absolutely Exhausting’.”
It’s a silly article and it’s not really news, because who cares, but let’s look at it anyway. Back in May 2021, singer/celebrity Lovato, 30, bravely “came out” as “gender non-binary,” whatever that is. The article is packed with mushy nonsense, like Lovato’s 2021 explanation of her own unique gender situation: “I face this every day. For example, in public toilets. Having to access the women’s bathroom, even though I don’t completely identify with it.”
She doesn’t identify with the women’s bathroom? Whatever. I’m not even TRYING to understand that.
Anyway, now, in 2023, Lovato is telling us all about how she’s bravely switching BACK to gender BINARY, dropping the ‘-non.’ She’s a proper woman again now. She explained that her sudden and unexpected exit from the alphabet army was everyone else’s fault: “I constantly had to educate people and explain why I identified with those pronouns. It was absolutely exhausting,” she whined.
It could be that. Or, it could have something to do with this story from a couple months ago in March:
Love always finds a way! Maybe Mr. Lutes prefers dating a woman over dating a genderless thing.
There’s much we could discuss about this cretinous story, like how they expect the rest of us to take this shilly-shallying identity theory nonsense seriously, when it is evident to the meanest intelligence that all these new identities are just a way of normalizing atypical sexual behaviors by slapping fancy-sounding, multi-syllabic, mind-numbing labels on them.
(As an aside, I have a sneaking suspicion that people whose Myers-Briggs personality indexes end in ‘-FS’ are particularly susceptible to gender politics, but I haven’t developed the theory yet. Any help welcome.)
Anyway, let’s move on to even more atypical sexual behaviors, combined with ANOTHER story about higher education’s nexus with social taboos.
🔥 Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news about Harvard’s iCorpse house of horrors, the New York Post ran this unbelievable headline: “Penn State Professor Themis Matsoukas Accused of Performing Sexual Acts With His Dog: ‘I Do It To Blow Off Steam’.”
I’ll tread carefully; this is a family blog, after all.
Themis Matsoukas, 64, is a longtime Penn State chemical engineering professor and also an Elizabeth Warren donor, unsurprisingly. Matsoukas was arrested this week after an Alan Seeger State Park trail camera — recently installed to nab some pesky hand sanitizer thieves — caught the award-winning professor wandering around buck naked (he kept his shoes and socks on), masturbating in the open spaces, and — worst of all — molesting his border collie.
He was just trying to get closer to nature.
Recovered video also showed Matsoukas trying to self-record his eclectic adventures using a silver iPad. So the rangers organized a canine rescue mission and got a subpoena to search the professor’s house. According to the police report, when officers arrived and served the subpoena, Matsoukas seemed nervous. And when they asked for the silver iPad, the transgressive professor broke down crying.
“I’m done, I’m dead, you don’t understand, I do it to blow off steam,” he emotionally explained to the investigators. As the officers pressed Matsoukas to produce the incriminating tablet, the situation worsened: the award-winning professor actually begged the officers to kill him.
“What do I have to do to get you to shoot me? I need to die,” he pleaded.
According to unnamed authorities, evidence collected from his home showed the Penn State professor has been doing this sort of thing since at least 2014. Court records show the professor was arrested on Monday and charged with one count each of sexual intercourse with an animal, cruelty to animals, indecent exposure, open lewdness, and disorderly conduct.
He will first appear in court on July 19th. In the meantime, he’s been suspended from teaching at Penn, and his dog has a new home.
There are several takeaways here. First, as we saw in the Harvard story, the good news is society has not yet descended into utter depravity; law enforcement treated this abhorrent bestiality seriously and brought Matsoukas to justice. It seems clear his arrest was a blessing to everyone including himself.
Unfortunately, as with the Harvard story, nobody’s calling it evil, perverted, or shameful. The New York Post did call his behavior “sickening displays,” which was on the right track.
I’ll say it. Penn State’s award-winning professor’s behavior was evil, perverted, shameful, and was ALSO a sickening display.
It was curious that Matsoukas begged for death. Ironically, he was asking for Biblical punishment. Bestiality is covered in the Bible — so it’s clearly been a problem for a long time — and death is the immediate Biblical remedy. (Lev. 20:15-16.). But we are more enlightened these days, or something, so the professor will only get jail time instead of capital punishment.
More interesting, to me, is the question of how the highly-regarded professor who had everything most people ever want could mentally descend to the point he was asking the cops to kill him. Not only did Matsoukas de-humanize himself, but he was also begging to get caught. I mean, he was doing it in PUBLIC.
The question that preoccupies me most is: What is stopping whatever happened to Matsoukas from happening to anyone else?
You cannot write him off as crazy, because he functioned extremely well in all other areas and concealed his conduct for years. Crazy people can’t hide their illness, not for long. Ditto for some kind of biological imperfection. It’s totally unrealistic to say a tumor or brain malformation would only affect THIS particular taboo temptation.
Nor can you say the science professor had his own values and thought what he was doing was okay. He clearly knew it was wrong. For one thing, he tried to hide it. Plus, the reports of his behavior upon arrest perfectly describe a man so ashamed he’d rather die.
Matoukas knew it was illegal. He knew exposure would be utterly humiliating and career-ending, if not life-ending. He was a highly-educated member of the élite class. He was a scientist. He had a great life, apart from his sordid, criminally hedonistic pastimes, that is.
If he knew it was wrong, and he wasn’t crazy, and he knew the stakes, but he couldn’t stop and was obviously trying to get caught so someone else could stop him — what was going on? WHY?
I don’t have a theory, not any scientific one. To explain this, I would have to lean into my faith and say the guy was possessed by a demon who toyed with him and then destroyed him. It was unglamorous, self-destructive, abject evil.
Still, I’m open to secular explanations. What do you think?
🔥 This is some kind of record-breaking week, as another decades-old “disinformation conspiracy theory” just became a fact. The Blaze reported the story, headlined “Secret San Francisco Society Bohemian Grove Sued By Former Valets For Unlawful Labor Practices — Lawsuit Reveals Over 100 Camps That Operate Under Peculiar Rules.”
Peculiar is one way of putting it.
As I understand the backstory, bombastic, anti-government journalist Alex Jones originally broke this story decades ago in an undercover documentary, exposing a secret society attended by top political and economic leaders who allegedly meet and engage in bizarre occult rituals, fraternize with each other, and set world policy.
It was kind of like an early World Economic Forum, but more Satanic.
Obviously, everyone wrote Alex Jones off as a fruitcake, a total nut job, a tinfoil hat maniac, ejecting the aspiring young journalist out of polite society and off into kooky conspiracy land. (Much the same way they’re now ejecting award-winning journalist Lara Logan, who bravely keeps trying to blow the whistle on élite child sex trafficking.)
Anyway, you can’t make this stuff up. After successfully burying the truth about what élites have been up to at the “Bohemian Grove” for so long, the “élites” got cheap with the hired help, and refused to pay overtime. So the hired help sued their bosses, and in the complaint shared a bunch of details about the operation that confirm most of what Alex Jones said from day one.
The lawsuit, filed early this month by three valets, alleges all the basic facts: that the Grove is setup to host top male politicians, celebrities, and business leaders, three times a year on occult holidays; that attendees perform strange rituals including burning a giant owl to Moloch and sacrificing human effigies; and it is all very hush-hush, top secret.
The lawsuit added some curious new details including that the Grove is divided into over a hundred sub-camps, where attendees get assigned based on their status.
In other words, you have to work your way up. The lawsuit explained the little camps inside the main camp have their own names, like the Camels Camps, the Last Chance Camps, and the Monastery Camp.
The complaint explained that “Monastery Camp is one of the most prestigious and well-known camps at Bohemian Grove. Attendees include Bohemian Club members that are executives of Fortune 500 companies and prominent government officials.”
Huh. How about that. Just like Alex Jones said.
So … now that UFO whistleblowers confirmed alien space ships and everything else that came out this week, just how many conspiracy theories are left unconfirmed at this point? I’m having trouble remembering any.
We should probably make a list.
🚀 Award-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who recently went independent on Substack with an éxpose of American involvement in the Nordstream pipeline terrorist attack, published a new article yesterday making some sobering predictions about the Proxy War. Hersh’s article was disquietingly titled “Partners in Doomsday.”
The first uncomfortable bit of news was that, according to insiders, toadlike Victoria Nuland may soon become the new Deputy Secretary of State — the highest and most influential office Nuland has ever held. Hersh says this prospect is causing “near panic inside the State Department.” Nuland famously hates Russia and was involved in destabilizing Ukraine’s government and orchestrating the 2014 coup.
So, first of all, if Nuland gets ahold of more power at the State Department, the Proxy War is likely to quickly get uglier.
Second, Hersh pointed out a factor that lots of folks are discussing this week. We are entering the time period where Biden must start getting things ready for next year’s election cycle. For example, the Fed decided NOT to raise interest rates this week, and some speculate that the aggressive actions it took before that were designed to rip off the band aid, take the medicine now, so the economy can starting looking better in 2024.
Similarly, Hersh says Biden needs a win in Ukraine. Politically, with an election right around the corner, Biden can’t afford to lose, not after Afghanistan. But neither can Putin afford any kind of negotiated solution that gives Biden and NATO the win; so any feasible U.S. peace proposal would be an unaffordable political loss for Putin.
That’s not a recipe for resolution anytime soon.
But Biden can’t afford an endless, protracted war in Ukraine either, where nothing changes. And if Russia does “win,” Biden will have to shift into sponsoring a guerrilla war in Ukraine, or starting a new Cold War against Russia somewhere else on the globe.
In the most thought-provoking part of his Substack, Hersh quoted a recently-published Russian think-tank article, which argued that modern leaders have “lost their fear” of nuclear war:
[T]he American-led war against Russia in Ukraine, with the support of NATO, has become more feasible, even ineluctable, because the fear of nuclear war is gone. What is happening today in Ukraine, he argues, would be “unthinkable” in the early years of the nuclear era. At that time, even “in a fit of desperate rage,” “the ruling circles of a group of countries” would never have “unleashed a full-scale war in the underbelly of a nuclear superpower.”
They have a point. It would explain a lot. It certainly seems like the threat of nuclear was isn’t deterring our current set of political leaders very much.
We need a new government.
🔥 Earlier this week, Real Clear Politics ran a story headlined, “EXCLUSIVE: The DeSantis Plan To Wage War on ‘Weaponized’ DOJ.”
The article reported Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been working for months on plans to tear down and rebuild both the Department of Justice and the FBI, consulting with experts and members of Congress to develop a “Day One” strategy for de-weaponizing the justice system.
Apparently Governor DeSantis has recognized the importance of the Sisyphean job of presenting a coherent, believable plan for how the criminal syndicate inside the U.S government can be brought to heel, if not completely surgically exised. The Governor is consulting with experts, such as Steven Bradbury of the Heritage Foundation and Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution, among others.
According to Real Clear Politics, the Governor has privately told his advisors he plans to hire and fire large numbers of federal personnel, reorganize entire agencies, and execute a “disciplined” and “relentless” strategy to restore the Justice Department to a mission more in line with what the “Founding Fathers envisioned.”
The article said that DeSantis has assembled a “brain trust of academics, members of Congress, and former administration officials” to design step-by-step blueprints for tearing the dysfunctional DOJ and FBI down and then building them back up again properly.
It’s not just a random idea floating around in the Governor’s head:
There have been regular conference calls, detailed memos, and at least one policy retreat in Tallahassee earlier this year. The work is ongoing because their enemy, the so-called “deep state,” is vast. Their aim is nothing short of crippling it once and for all. A key feature of the emerging plan: Move fast. Don’t wait on Congress.
Examples offered in the article include: relocating FBI headquarters out of Washington DC, eliminating and consolidating the agency’s general counsel, public affairs, and government relations offices with existing divisions in the DOJ, and “beefing up” the field offices over headquarters.
This is a critical issue, fraught with potential political pitfalls. I commend the Governor for taking it on. It reminds me of how, during the pandemic, Governor DeSantis repeatedly assembled panels of heterodox experts to advise him on covid policy, allowing him to circumnavigate media’s political “not following the science” icebergs.
During the pandemic, DeSantis was the only governor who saw a way to snake through the deep state’s bureaucracy — and best of all, it was effective. I’m glad he’s now tackling disassembling the Deep State, and that he’s not hiding the details until he gets elected.
Let’s get a plan out there!
(PS — I’ve run plenty of pro-Trump stories this week and will keep doing that. Please be patient when I also run important news from the Governor’s side. I’m not endorsing either gentleman, and I won’t criticize them either. When either one does something helpful or newsworthy, I’ll let you know about it.)
🔥 This week, Joe Biden — and I am NOT making this up — proposed building an 8,000-mile train across the Pacific Ocean.
At a press conference, right before saying, “I’m going off script, I’m going to get in trouble,” Biden told reporters:
“We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean.”
Wouldn’t it be nice if a reporter would ask Joe Biden who he would get in trouble with for going off script? Sigh. I’d hope I live long enough to find out the answer to that question.
Anyway, I can’t WAIT to see Biden’s new Ocean Train! It was cute how excited he was. Biden’s brain, what’s left of it, is already riding the rails, hanging out with that cartoon fish Nemo and enjoying preprandial cocktails in the smoking car.
📉 I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry over this story, but I’m choosing to laugh. The Daily Mail ran a shocking story yesterday cleverly headlined, “An Error Of Biblical Proportions: Jeopardy! Fans Explode After All Three Contestants Fail To Solve Simple Puzzle About The Lord’s Prayer - So Do You Know The Answer?”
Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik, if that’s her real name, asked the hapless contestants this question: “Matthew 6:9 says, ‘Our Father, which art in heaven, [THIS] be thy name,’” asking the players to fill in the blank with the correct word.
The answer was, What is Hallowed? It was “hallowed.” That’s the missing word. Hallowed be Thy Name.
But for some reason, the three contestants all froze, like Bambi in the headlights. None of the three contestants even tried to answer. The Daily Mail article includes the disgraceful video, if you want to see it for yourself. Social media erupted, and was particularly hard on the three players, who to my knowledge have not been interviewed.
You guys know I don’t miss a chance to find a sign of the looming Apocalypse, which is just what most social media commenters have done. But in this case, I simply don’t believe that three adults who practiced and rehearsed for Jeopardy didn’t know the very first line from the most well-known prayer in history.
The truth must be that they just all froze. Maybe they were feeling guilty about something? Freezers.
Have a fabulous Friday! I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow for more.
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