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tucker carlson breaks silence

friday, may 12th, 2023

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night made his first remarks since leaving the network and criticized “people in charge” of Washington, DC.

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In a video posted to Twitter, Carlson — who parted ways with Fox News on Monday — accused political leaders on both sides of the aisle of silencing voices and shutting down media outlets that uncover corruption or reveal truths.

“You notice when you take a little time off how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are. They’re completely irrelevant. They mean nothing. In five years, we won’t even remember that we have them. Trust me as someone who’s participated,” Carlson said. If the Left didn't value death, mayhem and destruction, they'd have no values.

“Yet at the same time — and this is the amazing thing — the undeniably big topics, the ones that will define our future, get virtually no discussion at all: war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources.

“What was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues?

“It’s been a long time.”

Tucker Carlson vaguely accused political leaders on both sides of the aisle of shutting down media outlets that uncover corruption.

Fox News announced Monday that it and Carlson “agreed to part ways.”

“Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties and their donors have reached a consensus on what benefits them and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it. Suddenly, the United States looks very much like a one-party state,” he added.

The firebrand journalist, who is known for condemning progressive policies and censorship, did not discuss his longtime employer or being dropped from the airwaves.

Fox News announced Monday morning that it “agreed to part ways” with Carlson, who had served as a host on two separate popular programs in the last 11 years.

“You notice when you take a little time off how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are. They’re completely irrelevant,” Carlson said.

Last year, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3.32 million viewers, nabbing the biggest audience in cable news among viewers ages 25 to 54, a coveted demographic among advertisers.

Carlson, who had been silent since the news broke, warned Wednesday that the nation’s “brain-dead” orthodoxies would soon be overruled, causing political leaders to fear a loss of control. “The people in charge know this. That’s why they’re hysterical and aggressive. They’re afraid. They’ve given up persuasion. They’re resorting to force, but it won’t work,” Carlson said.

Carlson warned that the nation’s “brain-dead” orthodoxies would soon be overruled, causing political leaders to fear a loss of control.

“When honest people say what’s true calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful.

“At the same time, the liars who’ve been trying to silence them shrink, they become weaker.

“That’s the iron law of the universe.

“True things prevail.”

“Where can you still find Americans saying true things?

“There aren’t many places left but there are some and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope.

“See you soon.”

© 4.26.2023 by Katherine Donlevy, "NY Post"

[PS -- Read Megyn Kelly's take on Tucker's show being canceled, and watch this video when she trashed douchebag Keith Olbermann. It's surgeon-like.]

A Day In The Life.

Up at 8:30a on Friday, I went thru my finger stick to check my BSL (Blood Sugar Level) and recorded it on my Diabetes 2 chart, made coffee and breakfast, took a Tylenol Extra Strength for various pains, had a couple of smokes in the semi-cool garage, scanned the news and weather, and checked the leftover errands list. It was sunny, already 49°, and forecast to hit 66+° with mild humidity. We've got 70s & 80s coming up. and not much rain. Soon, it began to partially cloud-over.

Will today be yesterday, tomorrow?

I made 2 carafes of Italian Dark Roast Coffee, and listened to the Chris Plante Show, from 9-12. Chris has a new TV show on www.newsmax.com, weeknights at 9p. Nice. I decided not to go to New Eastern Farmers' Market, since I had plenty of food in the 'fridge. I scanned the news and weather sites, 2 of 3 loads of laundry to do, and a new 1:30p Cardiology app't, just called into me late yesterday, since they had an early opening, from my original 4:40p app't.

Most medicines used in the West come from the Far East. If America declares war on China -- or vice versa -- then most people reliant on prescription medicines (such as diabetics) will die. And Taiwan is responsible for the production of most of the world’s semiconductors. Manufacturers can’t produce cars, smartphones, computers, kitchen appliances, etc, without them. Modern cars have around 1,400 semiconductors built into them. And yet 60% of all semiconductors are made in Taiwan. And most are made by a single company. Those cheering on a war between China and America might like to reflect on those facts. Think about it.

I opened-up the condo to get some fresh air thru, even at 62°; it was nice. I did 8 stair climbs with the loads of laundry, since the Turkish Bathrobe and Towels require a 30min check to clean-out the lint trap. That done, I had a large late lunch/early dinner, laid down on the LR couch, and slept for 2hrs. Back up at 6p, I got some other condo chores done, took a short walk around the CHCA Complex, and, as temps began dropping, closed-up the condo, watched the news and went back to "Gold Rush" until 11p. Lights out.

Prepare for the worst, and hope and pray for the best.

I slept-in until 8:30a, again, on Saturday, a bright, sunny 52° start to the day. I did the usual routines, relaxed with some smokes and coffee, scanned the news and weather. Everywhere, and I mean everywhere, it was the UK Coronation of ferret-faced King Chuck -- who travels with his own bed and toilet seat -- and his long-time "consort", horsefaced Camilla. (He had Diana,. but she was too "frisky" for him.) Not much else going on in the world, according to most websites' headlines and subheadlines.

This article, from John Solomon, at "Just The News", is one of the most explosive bombshells from the 2020 GE (General Election).

By noon, temps were up to 73°, so I opened-up the condo to get some fresh air thru, while listening to several recent "Chris Plant Podcast" replays. No races on TV today, until tomorrow's F1 Miami Grand Prix, a nice road course race. I have Rxs ready, but don't feel like going out today. I puttered around the condo, doing some small chores and just enjoyed the day. Two neighbors stopped by, and asked for some pruning help on their small trees -- Purple Leaf Plum and Crape Myrtle -- and I shaped the trees, and offered to re-prune in September, before Winter arrives. Then, I had the last, leftover FIVE GUYS Dbl-Cheeseburger & Fries, and caught a 2hr snooze on the LR couch.

I had a light dinner, turned on Fox News, and they were Live covering a mall shooting in Allen, TX, with potentially many casualties, Fox had a bunch of "experts" -- morons, idiots, cretins, scumbags, lowlifes -- all trying to "fill time" until they got any facts. It was pathetic that so many idiots were allowed to waste so much time with no facts. I gave up on watching any more of it, and switched over to "Gold Rush", until 11p. Lights out.

Up at 8:30a on Sunday morning, at 52° and bright sun, I upped the heat for a short while, made coffee and had some with a few smokes in the garage. I scanned the news and weather on my office-sunroom's powerful HP desktop computer, and the Allen TX Mall Massacre shooting story was everywhere. I'd seen it yesterday, right after it happened, and prayed for the 8 victims, especially the children. May God rest their souls. Perhaps another mentally-ill leftist POS, murdering more innocents. No information has been released, yet. Here's the dead shooter's pic. And of course, shit-for-brains Joey Bidet called for another ban on assault weapons, instead of mentally-ill wackos with firearms.

I had 2 loads of laundry to do, and several errands to run, so I skipped lunch and got those done. By 1p, temps had risen to 74°, and the humidity was very noticeable. After checking the weather maps at AccuWeather.com, I noticed some HUGE t-storms headed our way, now in Western PA. It got downright uncomfortable when the breeze stopped, ahead of the t-storms, and the humidity increased on a big scale. I called Sherry to see how she was doing, but only got her voicemail. The F-1 Grand Prix of Miami is on at 3:30--5:30p, on F1-TV (which I subscribe to, or on ESPN. I'm finished with everything, so I can watch it.

$5 says criminal/corrupt Joey Lunch Bucket Bidet will pardon his criminaL/liar/crackhead/scumbag son, Hunter, when the DoINJ indictment(s) are handed down. Natch.

After checking the weather maps, just prior to the start of the Miami F1 GP, it looks like 80% of the massive t-storm fell apart after crossing the Appalachian Mountain Range. No rain whatsoever. I closed-up anyway, had a light dinner, and watched some recent "Gold Rush" episodes from 2021, and called it quits, at 11:30p.

I woke Monday, at 8:30a, to the sound of garbage trucks coming thru the complex. I had a busy day, so I had to get moving. No need for heat; 62° outside and still 72° inside. I made Kona Coffee, had a couple of smokes in the garage, and tuned into the "CP Show". My 12-2p app't with Kim, an RN from Matrix Medical Systems, who works for Geisinger Health Care -- my insurance carrier, called to come 2hrs early, and I postponed my trip down south to do errands. The annual, 1hr "Medical Assessment" went, both cognitively, medically and physically, and I left for Red Lion at 12:30p. It was a beautiful day; 72° and low humidity and blue skies.

Nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no one to do it with.

Today is V-E Day, 78 years ago, when Germany surrendered to Allied Forces, led by America, ending WWII in Europe. (V-J Day would come soon.) Both my Dad and Mom were in the US Army, back then.

I suddenly started feeling very sick, disoriented, sluggish, weak as a kitten, dizzy, nauseous, so I laid down on the LR couch. That made it worse. I felt Hypoglycemic -- like I used to when I gave myself 4 Novolog & Lantus Insulin shots a day, for 2+ years -- so I drank some OJ, for the sugar/glucose, and that really didn't help. I made some lunch at 3p, and that helped a little, so I laid back down. By 7p, I woke and took my 16-pill regimen, took my Valium and Ambien, and went to bed at 10p.

Up at 8a on Tuesday, an overcast, rainy 61° morning. I turned on the heat for a few minutes, made coffee, did the other routines, scanned the weather and news, and tuned into the "CP Show". I felt a lot better than yesterday afternoon -- a definite hypoglycemic event -- and don't want to go back to that again. I had some errands to run, and got ready for those. My plumber-handyman stopped by to let me know he'd gotten the parts in for my leaking outdoor front faucet, so I can soon run the Drip Irrigation System, after he repairs it tomorrow. I left around 12:15p for Rutter's, Weis Market and perhaps a stop at WF Bank to withdraw some serious cash. All that done, except for a bank withdrawal which I'll do in another day or two, I headed home to unload and unpack groceries.

Around 2p, the stormfront passed thru and blue skies once again over-spread the York area. Nice. Oh shit, here we in PA go again, with HB 586; the dumbest proposed firearms/ammo law anywhere. If it passes, I'll be moving out-of-state. Lord, help us here.

Roseum 'Elegans'

The magnificent Rhododendron Roseum Elegans is finally starting to open, just outside my office-sunroom 4ft x 9ft (1 of 3 gigantic windows), and the Yellow Peony has 27 buds on it! Freaking amazing!! (Did I actually use 2 exclamation points?) By 6:30p, I'd drank a few glasses on BUTTER Vino, and was slowing down.

Crawl back into your dementia-riddled, demonKKKrat sewer, Lunch Bucket Joey Scumbag, sewer asshole! You richly deserve LHO or JER in a "brief visit", subhuman, demonKKKrat filth! By 8p, it was down to 71° and quite comfortable. I began re-charging th 3 electric window shades/blind, at 9p, but wouldn't probably;y get finished until tomorrow morning. Whatever. I got tired around 10:30p, and bagged it for th night. Good night, Irene!

Up at 8:30a on Wednesday, it was an overcast but sunny day, 56° and nice to sit in the garage with Kona Coffee and a smoke, with the garage door open. I tuned into the "CP Show", had some breakfast, and just relaxed, as I continued charging the office-sunroom's 3 massive 4ft x 9ft blinds' batteries. The skies cleared and the sun was out all day, and at a very pleasant 69°. It takes about 2hrs to fully-charge each blind's battery. The huge Roseum 'Elegans' Rhododendron, just outside my office-sunroom's big windows, is now opening, and is beautiful, once again. The Yellow Itoh Peony has 27 buds but isn't blooming yet, and some animal bit-off the giant bud on the Oriental Red Poppy, in back. The front Poppy is loaded with buds.

The news about the Biden Organized Crime Family's criminal activities, going back to 2008, when Lunch Bucket Joe was VP under Barry Boy Osambo, broke this morning, and as usual, the corrupt mainstream media (MSM) ignored it. Both Fox News and the NY Post covered it, but no one else from the MSM. They were too busy covering Trump's lawsuit loss and Republican Santos scumbag's legal problem. No mention of Biden anywhere on CNNABCNBCNPRMSNBCPBS. The corruption is widespread in the WH, and the so-called Fourth Estate just ignores it all. Natch.

My plumber-handyman, who does jobs for the condo ass'n residents, called and showed-up 2hrs early, to get the leaking outdoor faucet's guts replaced and the Drip Irrigation hooked back up, as it's getting dry outside. I had a load of laundry to do, get some lunch and do some watering in the front and back gardens. t was a beautiful day. Sherry stopped by around 4p, and we had a good time, as usual. She left after 6, and I had Stuffed Shells for dinner, watched Trump on CNN's shithole show -- big mistake -- and called it an early night at 10p. I have to get up at 6a tomorrow, to get to an app't at my Jeeps dealers, for service. Lights out.

Up at 6a to the alarm, it was just light, a nippy 47° but forecast to hit 81°. I upped the heat, made coffee, did my usual routines and tuned into the news. I had stuff to get ready for when I leave for Jeep service and inspection at my dealer's, down south in Red Lion.

Yes, I watched CNN with Trump last night, in a BS "Town Hall", for about 15-20mins, and that obnoxious leftist, uncouth, annoying moderator, and it was awful. A big, strategic mistake for him, but he 'needs and wants' the air time and publicity. CNN got the viewership, Collins got her on-air persona boosted and Trump went "behind enemy lines" and pretty much held his own.

I left for Thornton Jeep, down south in Red Lion, at 8:40a. I registered with the service manager, waited 55 mins for a shuttle ride back home, as he told me it would be 5-6hrs, instead of the 2+ hrs it was originally estimated. It would be a total waste of an entire day. The driver was a retired guy, like myself, and we had a nice chat on the 6 mile ride back to my condo. I tuned into the "CP Show" for the balance of the morning. The service mgr from the Jeep dealer called, had a drive at 3p, and he'd be by to pick me up. All went well, and I tipped them both $10, to and from the condo. I was finally home by 4p, after a massive, bad accident on Rt 24, which backed-up traffic for miles in both directions.

I tried catching-up on the news, but had to do some hand-watering in the front gardens, to refresh the 3 new PJM "Elegans" Rhododendrons and 3 new "Stella d'Oro" Daylillies, and then came in, closed up the condo, and turned-on the AC, for the first time since last Summer. It was 82°, and no breeze, making it feel much warmer than it was. The AC was nice.

All of the weather-related sites had "Code Orange" ***Air Quality Alert*** postings up, and it sucks to be me, with COPD, outside, so I', staying inside. After dinner, I watched the news, and switched-over to more old episodes of "Gold Rush". I miss the old "TV Guide", as it's hard to remember what's on when, anymore, from day to week to month. I called it quits at 11p.

An America shot through with Marxism.

A few months ago, I was asked to write a book review for an American Thinker reader named Leslie Stein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Macquarie, in Sydney, Australia. He has written four books in total, including the one he asked me to review, called The Undermining of Western Civilization. This book is timely and pertinent, to say the least.

This book comes in the midst of an all-out Marxist assault on Western civilization. As Stein notes, this Marxist assault by all manner of intersectional communist revolutionaries in America and Western societies in general is hardly new. Rather, he writes, the left has been conducting a "long march through the institutions" of Western society, and America in particular, dating all the way back to the 1960s. Stein marks the radical cultural Marxist movements of the 1960s as the beginning of the war on the West, an enduring war of attrition on Western morale that has been raging unabated since then.

Stein documents the entire history and evolution of what we now call "wokism," beginning in the 1960s with radical Marxist student groups on college campuses around the United States, including the Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, and the Weather Underground organization — groups that doubled as terrorist organizations who waged war with the police and blew up federal buildings, all in an attempt to foment a communist revolution. They, collectively, were known as the "New Left."

He then demonstrates how the radical left actually managed to capture the institutions — by using tactics all too familiar to the modern American reader. They bullied, harassed, threatened, and committed violence against anyone who posed a threat to their ideology (namely, prominent conservative speakers) and installed pseudo-intellectuals in positions of authority on college campuses, while also creating entire fields of study out of whole cloth — fields that had no intellectual value at all and were purely driven by left-wing politics, like gender studies and black studies.

Then Stein details how the major institutions in society often times reinforce and promulgate neo-Marxist political narratives, citing perhaps the most egregious example of left-wing pseudo-intellectualism: the 1619 Project, a piece of revisionist history so false and asinine that it compelled multiple prominent American historians to come out in public and denounce it — and nonetheless run by the New York Times. He also points out how massive corporations, who more often than not have über-woke CEOs, like the money manager BlackRock's Larry Fink, further the left's agenda in whatever capacity they can.

Finally, he finishes the book by discussing the current crop of radical leftists' rallying cries and organizations. He briefly describes the origins of woke concepts like Critical Race Theory and postcolonialism, as well as groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and Islamic groups, demonstrating the dangerous credence that the left gives them and their pernicious and destructive nature. Stein then offers a rational rebuttal to the claims and goals of all these awful Marxist ideas, one by one, effectively discrediting and exposing them as the fraudulent nonsense they are. He offers alternative ideas to counter the woke garbage on college campuses.

At just under 280 pages, The Undermining of Western Civilization is concise and accessible. It appears to be well sourced, often going straight to source material and citing the exact words of the "intellectual" who originated the garbage peddled by modern universities today. It is a great introductory book to the origins and history of neo-Marxism and gives a lot of useful information that the mainstream media will not frequently cover.

There are likely hundreds if not thousands of books written about Adolf Hitler, but comparatively few are written about Stalin and Mao, and even fewer about how their ideas manifest themselves in modern 21st-century America. Thus, this book serves as a good guide for those trying to understand all of the cultural rot going on today, where it comes from, and why it's here. For anyone wondering what ideas like Critical Race Theory are and why they seemed to appear out of the blue (they did not), this book gives a good introduction to these ideas. It's a relatively easy read that you can use to help you navigate a crumbling society, collapsing under the strain of Marxism.

In short, this book is recommended to anyone interested in digging beyond the day-to-day news stories and outrages from the left and getting a better, more profound understanding of leftist psychology and beliefs. Indeed, a book like this helps one to see the "bigger picture" of the Marxist revolution going on in today's culture, helps connect the dots, and leaves one better educated all around after reading it. The other bonus is that, for those moderate, wishy-washy independents or moderate Democrats you know, all you have to do is have them read this book, and that should make them revile and abhor the Democrat party enough never to vote for or support it again.

© 3.10.2023 by Adam Vicari, "American Thinker".

Democrats Really Do Hate America.

Honestly, if you’d told me just a few years ago that the Democrat Party would become a party that literally hates the United States…well, I probably would have believed you because they do and have for a very long time. However, if you’d also told me they would proudly proclaim that hatred with regularity, that entire cable networks would be dedicated to preaching that hatred, you probably would’ve lost me there. Not anymore.

I would not have believed any political organization would proudly proclaim they I would not have believed any political organization would proudly proclaim they despise that which they seek to lead, but that’s where we find ourselves now. There are countless examples of this, everywhere you look. Even the President of the United States calls half the country monsters and transphobes simply because we don’t think children should be subjected to sexualization of any kind, let alone having an adult grind their crotch in their face, or have their body butchered in the name of some weird “progress.”

There are literally hundreds of examples on a weekly basis of some leftist on cable news smearing everyone and the country and “fundamentally this” or “that to the core.” Hell, Joy Reid makes a living simply burping out “this person is a racist” or “that thing is racist.” She’s so oppressed she’s paid millions of dollars per year to chase away the audience from the show before hers. If merit mattered, Joy would be homeless. But she has her job for different reasons, ability be damned.

Then we have this piece from the New York Times, it really boils everything the left is now down to its essence. Democrats are only close to honest when dealing with other Democrats, and the Times is the ultimate choir-preacher.

It’s entitled, “Can We Put an End to America’s Most Dangerous Myth?” Is it about the idea that country was founded on and for racism? No, the Times makes too much money off that one.

So, what is this “myth”? “Our most toxic myth is our “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” individualism,” the piece contends.

Yes, that’s right, individuality is “toxic.” The idea that Americans are independent, able to live within their means and stand on their own is a huge problem…says the Communist Manifesto, er, this column.

“So, yes, some independence is worth honoring,” the author allows. “But other strains are not as positive. For instance, being required to be ‘independent’ when we are ill and without adequate health insurance coverage is not to be recommended. Neither is having to take care of our children entirely on our own, in the silo of our immediate family, without a state-supported nursery in sight. And going into debt for simply covering the cost of our own or our children’s college education is far from salutary.”

Socialism, essentially, is what she’s pushing for here. Never mind looking at why some many of those “problems” exist (Democrat policies), just know that you shouldn’t have to deal with them because…progressive, or something.

What the column is complaining about isn’t individuality, really, it’s responsibility. That your actions have consequences and you should maybe consider them when making choices. No, Democrats would rather absolve you of the consequences for your actions – a political priest – as long as you obey them. They’ll give you just enough to get by, bless away your mistakes, and never look back at the destruction in their wake.

Meanwhile, people will be so dependent on government for their existence, and desperate for more absolution, that a blind loyalty will be created in the voting booth. Like a junkie always in need of another hit, people hooked on the concept of no personal responsibility are always in need of being told it’s not their fault, especially when it is.

The conclusion of the piece reads, “Dependence is, if you think of it, a form of connection and social cohesion. It brings us closer to others, which at this moment in America might be the thing we need most.” That’s exactly the opposite of reality, of what we need. Unless, of course, your goal isn’t to empower people or get out of their way so they can make their lives better, but rather to make people serfs; junkies who will do your electoral bidding if you just give them another hit. I’m not saying that’s what Democrats want to do, but it’s what Democrats want to do…

© 3.16.2023 by Derek Hunter, "Townhall".

Oldie But A Goodie.

A father walks into a book store with his young son. The boy is holding a quarter. Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face. The father realizes the boy has swallowed the quarter and starts panicking, shouting for help.

A well dressed, attractive and serious looking woman, in a blue business suit is sitting at a coffee bar reading a newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts her coffee cup down, neatly folds the newspaper and places it on the counter, gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried, across the book store.

Reaching the boy, the woman carefully drops his pants; takes hold of the boy's testicles and starts to squeeze and twist, gently at first and then ever so firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the quarter, which the woman deftly catches in her free hand. Releasing the boy's testicles, the woman hands the coin to the father and walks back to her seat in the coffee bar without saying a word.

As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no ill effects, the father rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, "I've never seen anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are you a doctor?"

"No," the woman replied. "Divorce attorney." :^)

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