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CANCEL CULTURE: Professor Charles Negy has been fired by the University of Central Florida for posting these tweets …

If Afr. Americans as a group, had the same behavioral profile as Asian Americans (on average, performing the best academically, having the highest income, committing the lowest crime, etc.), would we still be proclaiming ‘systematic racism’ exists?

Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.

As Voltaire is alleged to have said (but maybe/probably didn’t), “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

CELEBRATING: On Sept. 23, 1988, Ernest and Anneke Robison were blessed with a son they named Matthew. Though afflicted with severe disability, Matthew had a bubbly and joyous personality that his parents wanted to celebrate after he passed away eleven years later. This is the headstone they designed.

CHICOM: Spiritual believers in China – be they Christian, Buddhist, Uyghur Muslim, or Falun Gong – are faced not only with brutal suppression or forced-labor terms, but also have their religious books burned or trashed at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The coercive policies aimed at forcing religious followers to renounce their faith and follow the Marxist atheism are coming to a neighborhood near you.

GAG ME: MOTUS has a special report on Ella Elmhoff, the newest model signed by IMG, one of the most prestigious agencies in the nation. Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models, says Ella communicates authenticity, cheekiness, and joy.

I’m just guessing here, but authenticity apparently means she never shares her armpits. As for cheekiness and joy, they seem to have both been redefined in some Alice in Wonderland way, because in all of the photos I saw, she has the same sullen expression on her face as in the photo above. She smiles nicely in earlier photos, but she also has some flesh on her bones, so maybe her sour face is the result of starvation.

Since the fashion world paid zero positive attention to our lovely Melania, who was a genuine success in the tough world of fashion modeling, let me just give a giant GAG ME over the idea expressed by this unremarkable senior at the Parson’s School of Design…

In the past … you didn’t really think that certain people [in past administrations] were going to be throwing outfits out there. You didn’t expect much. Amongst Dr. Biden and Kamala and Meena [Harris] and me, though, I guess there is kind of some anticipation about what we’re going to put out there in terms of fashion. Maybe that’s because we’re all women, or maybe it’s because we’ve had big outfits in the past, but I think people are definitely going to be paying more attention.”

The full article is more of the same. I don’t recommend it unless you haven’t done your daily flogging or your hair shirt is in the wash.

GREED: Bresch, who retired in 2019, was the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.

In 2016, she claimed the extortionate increase in the cost of EpiPens was justified, because the company had made them “more ergonomic and less likely to cause injury.

Hell is gonna burn hot for these people.

JEN PSAKI: FAUXTUS’ Press Secretary says she’ll “circle back” often enough that it’s become a meme. And she is not amused. CLICK [:41].

MESSAGING: FAUXTUS adviser Anita Dunn says Democrats can reach bipartisan goals without working with GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate.

MINIMUM WAGE: Large corporations are now on the side of Democrats in favor of doubling the federal minimum wage to $15, because they can afford it while their small business competitors can’t.

The whole concept of a federally mandated minimum wage is fundamentally flawed. If I am willing to pay you $8 an hour to do a job and you are willing to do that job for that wage, then what business does the government have saying, “That wage is not high enough, so you two cannot enter into this arrangement”? Shouldn’t it be “my body, my choice”?

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: Former President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by an Estonian member of the European Parliament, Jaak Madison.

In a post on social media, Madison said: “In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president of the United States, who during his tenure, has not started a war. Additionally, he signed several peace agreements in the Middle East which have helped provide stability in the region and peace.

PROUD BOYS: According to a court transcript obtained by Reuters, Enrique Tarrio was arrested for fraud in 2012 and turned informant in exchange for a reduced sentence. According to the prosecutor, his lawyer, the FBI, and the judge in the case, Tarrio provided substantial assistance in getting 13 other individuals prosecuted on federal charges in 2014.

This week, Tarrio denies he ever worked as an informant. He acknowledged that his 2012 fraud sentence was reduced, from 30 months to 16 months, but insisted it was because he and his co-defendants helped investigators “clear up” questions about his own case. At this time, there is no evidence that Tarrio has cooperated with law enforcement in any way since 2014.

In 2018, Tarrio became the national chairman of the Proud Boys group, which was founded in 2016 to protest political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity. It grew into a group with distinctive colors of yellow and black that embraced street fighting in response to BLM and Antifa riots.

Tarrio and another Proud Boys organizer, Jason Biggs, are alleged to have urged fellow members to attend the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors allege that Biggs sent multiple emails to members telling them to forego their black and yellow colors so as to blend in with the crowd. Biggs has been charged with three federal counts, including unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.

TOLERANCE: Republican lobbyist and Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) organizer Matt Schlapp said his wife and young daughters, ages 9 and 10, were “accosted by one of our neighbors, a few doors away. When either side turns their politics into intimidation it is wrong. In this case it may well be a crime. Disagree w me all you want but leave my girls alone. I mean it.”

Unlike the Left, Schlapp refused to dox the individual saying only that, if he apologizes in person, “it would be accepted. No one should tell a 9 year old to [expetive] off. No one. Especially over politics. If Democrats of stature act like this, I really don’t want to hear about unity not one second more.

SOUTH DAKOTA: Republican Gov. Kristi Noem credits her state’s softer approach to the pandemic with the fact that hers is the only state in the Union to see lower unemployment in December 2020 than in December 2019.

South Dakota’s economy took a hit when COVID came, just like every state, but we’ve come roaring back stronger than ever,” she said

USCCB: Although Joe Biden claims to be a devout Catholic, he has a long and well documented history of supporting abortion on demand, gay marriage, gay adoption, IVF (in which human embryos are destroyed or frozen), and other practices that are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic teaching.

On Jan. 28, FAUXTUS signed an executive order rescinding the Mexico City Policy and the Promoting Life in Global Health policy, both of which prevented federal funds from going to groups that promote and provide abortions overseas.

Bishops with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement condemning this action, saying it furthers the “destruction of human lives in developing nations.”

Back when the most pro-life president ever was running for a second term against this long-time apostate, the American Catholic bishops (and Pope Francis and my pastor) were either mostly silent or else sneering at Trump. Now that it’s too late, they’re suddenly speaking out?

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:15-16

VALUES: FAUXTUS’ Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced he will order U.S. embassies around the world to fly the “gay pride” flag alongside of our national flag.

Given that Jews, Christians, and Muslims all condemn homosexuality as a perversion of God’s natural order, isn’t it a gross violation of the separation of church and state to elevate the homosexual banner to the same level as our national colors?

ZOMBIES: So … would “zombies” be a medical term or a grown-up word? And, when the Mayo Clinic discusses how “determining your baby’s gestational age” is an important part of a pregnant woman’s first pre-natal check-up, are they affirming or denying the humanity of unborn zombies?

FYI: In voodoo belief and popular folklore, a zombie is a corpse that has been reanimated, especially by means of a supernatural power or spell. So, not a living, pre-born human being. But yeah, DOCTOR Gunter, you keep right on lecturing us on what you’re an “expert” on.

GRAMMY NOTES: The Buzzers had snow followed by freezing rain. It made for some interesting photo opportunities for Mama.

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