Thank the Gods It’s Friday Motes

Re: Whoopi Goldberg and the “It’s not racial” holocaust: Many people are applauding her suspension and public humiliation. The other night Greg Guttfeld defended her right to free speech. If it’s not free for EVERYONE, it’s not really free at all. And that reminded me of the Michael Douglas speech in “the American President”. In part, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t be just a flag; the symbol also has to be one of it’s citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand and sing about ‘the land of the free’. “ I don’t agree with Ms. Goldberg on most everything she has to say. But I will defend her right to say it, and make an azz of herself, and to express her opinions of the facts. That’s what an American does.

It’s so easy for predators: For 10 days, Sabina Dlouhá, Anezka Pithartová and Tereza Tezká spent 12 hours a day sitting in faithful replicas of children’s bedrooms, responding to strangers who contacted them online via their fake social media accounts. In just 10 days, they were contacted by an astonishing 2,458 sexual predators.(In ten days.) The documentary, which was filmed in Czechoslovakia and is available to download from February 7, provides a terrifying glimpse into what young girls can be exposed to online. For the documentary, 23 young-looking adults came to the casting call. Of those, 19 told producers they had experienced online abuse. The stories included were enough to make a strong man puke. OMG I’m glad I don’t have tender age children anymore. I would end up killing someone.

Breaker 1-9, update: You know that Canadian convoy made up of truckers that make up a” fringe minority” with “unacceptable views”? Well, as of Tuesday those fringes have raised almost 10m to support its cause of defeating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “political overreach.” This amount is higher than the money raised by major federal political players of Canada during the closing months of 2021, public records with Elections Canada showed. The money raised by the demonstrators will be used to pay for fuel, food and lodgings of the participating trucks who are waiting for the P.M. to come out of “isolation”, after being “diagnosed Covid positive”, to talk with them. And he’s still hiding and the smear campaign has kicked into high gear. I don’t think the citizens are buying the smears. Roll on.

It pizzes me off: No, not the dumbazz that has his radio so loud I can hear it on the 11th floor, actually it does, but this is about the guy who sits at the bar, running his business. He sits there taking calls and pounding away on his computer. Why does he have to sit at the bar where we all have to listen to him conducting “his” business, when there are plenty of empty tables away from the bar. We come in to get away from work. Why does he do it? Because he’s a rude, inconsiderate, dumbbutt who thinks he’s more important than the rest of the world. He’s got the ego of a 9th grade bully, and the common courtesy to match.

This will work out swell: The head of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced Monday a “serious” internal investigation is underway into allegations the U.N. health agency allowed a top official in the Western Pacific to engage in racist, unethical and abusive behavior. So, they are going to investigate before they find no evidence. Just like they have investigated 20 years of allegations of sex abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking committed by w.h.o. officials in South America, Haiti, Congo, Ukraine and 10 or 20 other countries.

In Honolulu this weekend. Enjoy the story and the rant.

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