The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (No. 41)
April 29, 2022
THERE ARE 16 SHOTS IN A ONE BOTTLE OF SCOTCH, WHICH MEANS THIS SCOTCH COSTS $81,250 PER SHOT!!!!! Definitely above my pay grade. ‘Forgotten’ Cask Of Macallan Whisky Nets Record $1.3M At Auction
WHY CAN’T MY DOGS DO SOMETHING USEFUL FOR ONCE? On 1st walk with family, new puppy digs up gold coins worth thousands
AMERICA’S PAPER OF RECORD DOING WHAT IT DOES BEST:
ARISTOTLE DESCRIBES TEENAGE BOYS IN THE NICOMACHEAN ETHICS AS DEFECTIVE HUMAN BEINGS (. . . OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT), BUT WE KNOW THERE IS POTENTIAL WITH THESE BOYS. . . . Teen boys save driver seconds before wreckage erupts in flames: 'Absolute heroism at its finest'
FORMER COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND, JOHN PASCARELLA, HAS JUST PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK, ECONOMICS AND THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE END OF DESIRE IN ARISTOTLE’S POLITICS AND ETHICS. Check it out:
AND ANOTHER FRIEND AND CO-BLOGGER WITH ME AT EDWATCHDAILY.COM, GEORGE LEEF, HAS JUST PUBLISHED HIS FIRST NOVEL, THE AWAKENING OF JENNIFER VAN ARSDALE. Mrs. Redneck read George’s novel a few weeks ago and recommends it highly.
THIS WOULD BE A WORLD-WIDE GAME CHANGER: The Dream of Nuclear Fusion Is Now Closer to Reality. Here’s Why.
AND WE’RE STILL VAXXING, WHY? New COVID-19 pill sabizabulin cuts death rate in half, maker says.
I’M TRYING TO THINK OF SOMETHING CLEVER TO SAY, BUT I’M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. Maybe this is one of those “silence of the lizards” moments: Four men ‘gang-rape, kill and eat’ monitor lizard in India.
WHEN VIOLATING THE LAWS OF IDENTITY AND NON-CONTRADICTION BECOMES A CULTURE-WIDE PHENOMENON, YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN A HEAP LOAD OF TROUBLE. But hey, I like bananas and apples pretty much the same. Does that make me a fruit relativist?
NOT GOOD, NOT GOOD AT ALL: FBI: Murders Of Cops Up 59% In 2021; Evidence Of Increased ‘Targeting’
WHAT A WORLD!!! I did not know that two lesbians could procreate. Technically speaking, is this a miracle? If yes, then I might actually come to believe that virgins can get pregnant as well. Two inmates at all-women's New Jersey jail are PREGNANT after both had sex with transgender prisoners: ACLU won battle to house 27 trans inmates there
THE 21ST CENTURY IS NOT TURNING OUT HOW I THOUGHT IT WOULD: U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 2 Years In ’20
DO YOU THINK SHE HAS ANY CLUE WHATSOEVER ABOUT WHAT SHE’S SAYING?
OH, I SEE . . . PAEDOPHILIC PORNOGRAPHY IS OK, BUT TOM SAWYER IS STRICTLY VERBOTEN: Educators Weigh In on Summer Reading Lists in SLJ/NCTE Survey
THESE ARE THE KINDS OF PEOPLE WE’RE DEALING WITH TODAY. As I keep telling you people, I’m not a psychiatrist, but I do think this person should seek psychiatric help. She probably tortures small animals as well, and we all know to what that leads . . .
PLEASE STOP REFERRING TO DAVID BROOKS AS THE “RESIDENT CONSERVATIVE” AT THE NEW YORK TIMES. He’s no such thing. 'BARBARICALLY LUNATIC': Liberal writer slams 'crazies' in fight over 'when to teach sexuality to schoolkids'
THAT WAS THEN: Under Trump, Americans Have Seen Their Best Wage Growth In 40 Years. THIS IS NOW: Real Wages Plummet Nearly 3% Due To Inflation.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS IN A VERY BAD PLACE RIGHT NOW. First, the Biden Justice Department unleashed the full power of America’s security state on America’s mothers protesting at school board meetings. And now this . . . DHS created ‘disinformation governance’ team to police election misinformation
The Department of Homeland Security has created a “disinformation” board led by a woman who has criticized First Amendment rights and dismissed troubling reports of Hunter Biden’s laptop as a “Trump campaign” ploy.
Nina Jankowicz has been on the job for a couple of months, but Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas only revealed the disinformation board’s existence this week in testimony to Congress, when prodded about what his department is doing to help minority communities combat election disinformation.
“The goal is to bring the resources of the department together to address this threat,” Mr. Mayorkas told lawmakers.
Related: We’re now living through Orwell’s years: The Ministry of Truth Is Real
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: DEBACLE: US Left $7B Of Military Gear In Afghanistan, Including 78 Aircraft, 12,000 Humvees
SOMETHING IS ROTTEN—VERY ROTTEN—AT HARVARD: The Curious Case of Claudine Gay
THE “LIBS OF TIKTOK” TWITTER ACCOUNT WAS SUSPENDED BY TWITTER AND THEN UNSUSPENDED AND THEN SUSPENDED AGAIN AND THEN UNSUSPENDED ONE MORE TIME. And then Taylor Lorenz at The Washington Compost doxxed the young woman who runs “Libs of TikTok.” Why, you ask? Well . . . here you go. I recommend you open this article and watch the 19 short videos embedded in the article (they’re very short): HERE ARE 19 REASONS WHY THE LEFT WANTS TO DESTROY THE LIBS OF TIKTOK TWITTER ACCOUNT:
The bizarre and usually vile videos serve as cautionary tales for parents of public school children and others who wonder why it is that kids have to watch porn in the classroom (yes) or get special instruction from their teacher who identifies as a furry. Or why disgusting books featuring fellatio are prominently displayed in school libraries.
You can’t watch the videos for long before screaming, why can’t they leave the kids alone??
. . . and the Beautiful
I’M RETURNING TO TERRENCE MALEK’S FILM “THE HIDDEN LIFE” AND JAMES NEWTON HOWARD’S SOUNDTRACK. I can’t begin to describe how much I love this soundtrack and what it means to me. I listen to it almost every day and especially when I’m writing:
P.S.: Don’t forget to submit your aesthetic recommendations to: email@example.com. Please always use as your subject line: “The Beautiful.”
Have a great weekend!