Hump Day: Thundersnow – UPDATED

Posted by Maggie on  in From the editors

Well, to heck with my 6:00am alarm this morning. I woke to the sound of ‘thundersnow’ (yes, it’s a thing here on the nation’s Great Lakes region) around 4:45am and never drifted back to sleep. So, finally at 5:00ish I gave up and turned on FOX and Friends First only to hear that some black-hearted, soulless, poison-brained person had torched the 50 foot tall, patriotic-themed Christmas tree outside the FOX News Headquarters. Shannon Bream was live on air doing her late night news program during the arson attack…

The cable news network had just held a tree lighting celebration this past Sunday night. FDNY and NYPD arrived at the scene but the tree was completely consumed. NYPD made an arrest. It’s said the perpetrator had climbed the very tall tree to burn it from the top down. Gee, I wonder how long before the bastard is released under NYC’s “no bail” policy? And as I read around social media very early this morning the left is getting their usual ‘comfort and joy’ out of the lawlessness, destruction, and misery of others, just as they do out of the growing ‘smash and grabs’ and the infect epidemic of crime in this country.

FNC: Fox Square’s All-American Christmas Tree burned in fire, suspect arrested: The red, white and blue-themed tree was 50 feet high, decorated with 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights

Cassandra Fairbanks: Fox News Christmas Tree Lit on Fire, Suspect in Custody (VIDEOS)


Rebecca Rosenberg: Suspected Fox News All-American Christmas Tree arsonist could be back on streets in a matter of hours: expert – Craig Tamanaha, charged with setting Norway spruce on fire, can’t be held on bail for alleged crime, expert says

Twitchy: Meet Craig Tamanaha, the 49-year-old arrested for allegedly setting fire to the Fox News Christmas tree

Pray, America. Our nation is very ill, and it’s not the China plague virus.

When it really is “for the children”…

In these last two years of the China pandemic, there are some threads of ‘silver linings’ many have or are coming to realize. One is the vapid and shameless propaganda MSM. Another is the obvious agenda and goal the left (and in government) have for burning our Constitutional rights and liberty in order to take more and more control over us and over everything in our country. Oh, it’s happening as well in other western countries, and is being growingly met with outrage and opposition. But not so much here. You would think NYC, where such a huge percentage of businesses had to board-up for good over the lockdowns, restrictions and now greater and even more intrusive vaccine mandates that continue, would now have angry New Yorkers out in the streets like they are in European cities. But as writer and New Yorker Karol Markowicz explains, they are not. And that apathy has her very worried for her children, now and in the future…

Karol Markowicz (NYPost writer): I am leaving New York City for Florida. I never thought I would: I was raised in Brooklyn, my husband in Queens. Our three children were born in Manhattan

So it’s with some sadness and a lot of anger that I feel our family now needs to leave the city we’ve loved for so long. We’re going to Florida, a state we’ve come to regard as the beacon of freedom in this country.

It wasn’t that we suddenly realized Florida was sunny or had no state income tax. It isn’t because, as the Onion joked years ago, that as New Yorkers we woke up one day and realized it’s a horrible place to live. Not because of New York’s increasingly leftist politics, though obviously that didn’t help.

It was because they took away school during the pandemic and not enough of my fellow New Yorkers cared. I kept looking around at a civilization that does not value education. Or worse, values it for their own kids, in the form of private pods or putting them into open private schools, but won’t fight for their less fortunate neighbors to have the same.

And then, when schools finally reopened there was no discussion about the broken system that had kept them closed. The very same people stuck kids in masks indefinitely, even outdoors.

But the worst part was that New Yorkers quietly accepted this. At least schools were open, they said. We were a city of strivers! We were never a city that accepted the bare minimum, that was for … other cities, and here we were imposing just that on our children…

We can’t stay somewhere that treats children as an afterthought. We can’t stay somewhere that doesn’t fight for their own kids and the kids of their neighbors. We can’t wait for kids to get their childhood back and just hope for the best.

We saw something we can’t unsee. It’s time to go.

Twitchy: ‘We’re out’: Florida-bound Karol Markowicz tells Megyn Kelly why ‘this is the end for our family in NYC’

Twitchy: For those keeping score at home, President Biden is now ‘0 for 3’ on vaccine mandates

Matt Margolis: California School Bribes Boy to Get COVID Vaccine and Not Tell His Parents … OMG. Sure, and if he’d gotten severe side effects and his parents didn’t know what or why, especially is they had to take him to the Dr or rush him to the ER? Sue the Hell out of everyone involved.

Greg Norman: Illinois Democrat files measure to punish unvaccinated for ‘clogging up health care system’: Measure would force hospitalized coronavirus patients cover all medical costs

British Medical Journal: European governments struggled to manage pandemic well, finds 3-country study

European governments have struggled to manage the pandemic well and maintain public trust, finds an analysis of the handling of the COVID-19 crisis by Germany, Sweden, and the UK, published in the open access journal BMJ Global Health.

A lack of transparency around policy decisions, mixed messaging, and increased questioning of government legitimacy and technical capacity fuelled public distrust, conclude the researchers…

This is how ‘political prisoners’ always begins…

Tucker Carlson: Peaceful assembly is suddenly a crime depending upon who you voted for: All of us should be every bit afraid of this — it’s terrifying

Jeff Poor: FNC’s Carlson: Democrats Using January 6 Commission to ‘Criminalize Political Dissent’

Julie Kelly: Will the Public Finally See What Happened in the Capitol Tunnel? When Americans finally view the surveillance footage, January 6 will make alleged police abuse at LaFayette Square look like a day in the (federal) park.

Turning our military into the political Gestapo the left demands they become…

John Lucas: Military Officers: To Combat ‘Disinformation,’ The Government And Its Big Tech Buddies Should Tell You What To Think: Politicization of the military is the greatest long-term danger to our country. An article by military officers recommending censorship shows this nonpartisan culture is at risk.

And our public schools full-on indoctrination factories…

Emina Melonic: Soul Monitors: COVID has accelerated the transformation of our education system into a mini-totalitarian state.

The American educational system has been infected by the tyranny of mediocrity for decades. The emphasis on strange and unattainable forms of equality, self-esteem (as opposed to balanced emotional health), and ideology have nullified the possibility of good education. Of course, this is not true of all schools. But generally speaking, schooling in America is an exercise in destructive ideology rather than learning.

In the last 20 months, our COVID-19 response has morphed very quickly into an authoritarian ideology that is trying to spread its infectious tentacles ever deeper into students’ lives. As bad as we knew things had gotten before COVID, few imagined that we would be talking about “parents’ rights” in America. But the strange use of critical race theory as a pedagogical cudgel, the relentless enforcement of mask mandates for children, and the push to vaccinate kids against COVID-19 have led us into that position…

Celine Ryan Ciccio: Big Food says the ‘transition’ to the new world order food system is already well underway

A coalition of the World’s largest multi-national corporations is working to manipulate you into eating more “equitable” food though a business strategy designed to help major “food players” and other large businesses facilitate “the coming food systems transition.”

They plan to do so with the help of a new strategy that assesses the supposed morality of individual food items and uses that metric to make business decisions and levy performance reviews…

Joe-made crisis at the border…

Brandon Judd: Biden’s border crisis – only relief comes from court system trying to keep admin in line: What this administration has done to our border security is unconscionable

In the month of November, the Border Patrol recorded more than 52,000 got-aways on the southwest border – enough people to fill Joe Biden’s hometown of Greenville, Delaware 22 times. But he won’t have to deal with any of them, ever. For the rest of us who have to deal with the fallout from his lack of leadership, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that a lot of very bad people are entering our country illegally.

What this administration has done to our border security is unconscionable. They have encouraged the chaos on our border with their harmful policies. They have allowed cartels to generate all-time-high profits. They have put vulnerable women and children in harm’s way, and they have failed the American people they are supposed to be protecting…

Vince Bielski: Biden’s Border Crisis Is Killing More Americans Than Ever With Spike In Drug Trafficking: Cartels are taking advantage of law enforcement weaknesses and policy failures to smuggle record amounts of fentanyl into the United States.

James Jay Carafano: Are Biden’s policies inviting the next Pearl Harbor? He makes concessions to our adversaries and does nothing to strengthen the home front

In addition to refusing to challenge Beijing on the origins of the global COVID pandemic, the president has requested a defense budget that won’t even cover the cost of inflation. Meanwhile, Beijing continues its massive military buildup, which has already created the largest navy in the world and is testing hypersonic nuclear weapons capable of orbiting the earth and striking anywhere.

Meanwhile, Biden’s domestic policies have done nothing to strengthen the home front. He has divided the American people, pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated, Black against White and blue states against red.

He has turned the economy into a dumpster fire with raging inflation, constrained energy supplies, sluggish job growth and excessive COVID restrictions. And his open border policies have left the U.S. far more vulnerable to infiltration by terrorists, narco-traffickers and other security risks.

If you’re an adversary who wants to see America taken down a notch or two, you’ll look at what Biden is doing and say, “What’s not to like?” It must feel like they are playing high-stakes poker with the world’s worst poker player. Why wouldn’t they think, “Hey, let’s just keep this game going!” …

A man with a plan to beat the Biden system…

Art no longer imitates life, life now imitates art, or what passes for it…

Wendell HUSEBØ: White House Flags Art Industry for Money Laundering While Letting Hunter Sell Art to Anonymous Buyers: The White House flagged money laundering in the art industry on Monday as a point of corruption while allowing Hunter Biden to sell his artwork to anonymous buyers for as much as $500,000.

Christopher Chantrill: Let’s Build a National White Trash Museum. Not: I expect that you are as shocked, shocked, as I was to discover that there is no National Museum of White Trash on the Washington Mall

God, have mercy on the human race…

Jamie Harris: Controversial ‘suicide pod’ that ‘kills peacefully’ gets go-ahead in Switzerland


Teny Sahakian: New Yorkers sound the alarm on crime rates: ‘The wild, wild West’: One New Yorker says, ‘Liberals are killing this city’

Chris Queen: EU Scrooges Wind Up With Eggnog on Their Faces After Trying to Ban the Word ‘Christmas’

Buried in the memo is something particularly insidious: a ban on anything Christian.

The Express explains that the memo:

…considered that referring to elements of Christian culture is “assuming that everyone is Christian”.

The report, therefore, recommended that references to Christmas be removed and that the term “holiday” be used instead.

Christian names such as Mary or John were also in line to be banned.

Posted by Maggie on December 8, 2021 in From the editors Well, to heck with my 6:00am alarm this morning. I woke to the sound of ‘thundersnow’ (yes, it’s a thing here on the nation’s Great Lakes region) around 4:45am and never drifted back to sleep. So, finally at 5:00ish I gave up and turned on FOX and Friends First only…

Posted by Maggie on December 8, 2021 in From the editors Well, to heck with my 6:00am alarm this morning. I woke to the sound of ‘thundersnow’ (yes, it’s a thing here on the nation’s Great Lakes region) around 4:45am and never drifted back to sleep. So, finally at 5:00ish I gave up and turned on FOX and Friends First only…