This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
A reminder from the last W.O.O.D.:
A property owned clear is now “under contract”, so in about 10 to 20 days, we will be madly packing and /or relocated (mostly…) to Florida.
In between now and then “a whole lot of stuff” must happen. So expect there will be long times when I’m “Away From Keyboard”, or posting very short postings, once the computers and monitors are packed up.
More details in the prior W.O.O.D.
Same thing I started with last time. Memes. This one is a bit dark and has some F-Bombs in it. Why? The C-Fk leaving Afghanistan for one…
I really really like these guy’s “top 10 memes”. They watch what is going on on Gab and Patriot.win and select the ones that they like best. A nice filtering service if nothing else; but the way they match music to the theme is also good. Unfortunately, can’t do an embed that works with my free WordPress plan (it does do free EwTube embeds… but only them) so you get to “hit the link”.
As before, do be prepared to hit pause to pick up the details.
Bits N Pieces
We had a hurricane during hurricane season. Must be climate change /sarc; I’m not sure how well folks came through it, because I’m busy, but I’m hoping it was OK.
Biden Pondering No Fly List for the Unvaccinated
But happy to fly covid infected illegal aliens all over the country and deposit them in your town…
FWIW, I’ve plotted a course to Florida from California that bypasses all major State Lines. Just in case they think putting Border Patrol between the States might work. We’ll see. There are interesting little places where a town is sort of on both sides of the border and a mesh of streets cross it. Nice ;-)
Texas Is Now Constitutional Carry State
The Texas Governor signed into law 7 gun bills. This will get interesting.
One is “Constitutional Carry”. Basically recognizing that when the 2nd Amendment says “Keep and Bear Arms” it means you can have a gun and you can carry it.
Two makes Texas a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State. Fed can not expect help with abuse of citizens.
Three forbids stopping the transport of guns or ammo during a disaster. I.E. you CAN take your stuff with you.
No government agency can do business with any business that discriminates against gun organizations or companies (such as the NRA).
They repeal a law requiring a shoulder or belt holster, so now you can choose what you like.
#6 is that Travelers can store firearms in their hotel rooms. I didn’t know you couldn’t… but why would anyone EVER want guns left in cars where they can be stolen easily and used in crimes?
Also #7, a controversial Texas Suppressor law that says “Made in Texas sound suppressors are legal as long as they stay in Texas” and Federal Law does not apply. – expect this to go to the Supremes (where we will learn if they can read…).
Hey Ladys! Get ready to be DRAFTED!
Democrats Tuck Female Draft Into Defense Bill
Republican bids to eliminate critical race theory, protect all-male draft shot down in late-night debate
Jack Beyrer • September 2, 2021 4:45 pm
The Pentagon will have to start drafting women in order to receive funding after House Democrats amended the defense budget.
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D., Pa.) put forward a measure on Wednesday to require all women over the age of 18 to register for selective service. Houlahan said her policy would best draw on the “talents of our entire nation.” Only one in three women, however, support adding women to the draft, according to an Ipsos poll. Republicans pilloried the legislation. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.), a House Armed Services Committee member, lampooned the prospect that millions of America’s daughters could be put needlessly in the line of fire.
Does The Resistance Begin With Guitars?
The punk rock movement let musicians rage against the artistic machine.
The songs were short, surly and yet melodic. The lyrics delivered in-your-face rebukes to conformity, a tone which caught fire with both the young and young at heart. Their music established a bulwark behind which the counter culture bloomed.
The era burned out quickly, but it left us with legendary acts like The Clash, The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and more. Their counter-culture cries shook the artistic world, and it’s well past time for something similar to rise up in our calcified woke age.
Is it heading our way soon?
The Spectator recently argued in the affirmative. The outlet suggested the wave “will drown Hollywoke like the Red Sea did the Egyptian army in that old two-part tome they never read, and in a manner even Ridley Scott couldn’t direct.”
The conventional entertainers – think late night TV, woke streaming platforms and relics like “Saturday Night Live” – lack anything resembling that punk aesthetic. […]
That leaves a massive hole for renegade artists to march right through.[…]Today’s punk artists must dodge Big Tech censors, Cancel Culture scolds and, too often, fellow artists eager to snag a scalp in the woke wars.
Yet, as it stands right now, many are doing just that. The counter culture revolution is well underway. Look no further than the new king of late night comedy, Fox News’ “Gutfeld!”
What Gutfeld offers, though, is a free-thinking approach to the late night arena. He might as well be Johnny Rotten snarling at the status quo five nights a week.
He’s far from alone in defying pop culture groupthink.
Rapper Tom MacDonald’s songs are like Gutfeld monologues sprung to life. He rants against the woke police, the death of nuance and how we’re “brainwashed” by the media. […]
His music videos rack up a million-plus views in roughly a day of late, and the songs typically bum rush the iTunes music charts.
It’s precisely what The Babylon Bee has done in a relatively short period. The Christian satire site is telling all the jokes Stephen Colbert won’t from his late night TV perch. Think right-leaning, God tweaking “news” that appeals to audiences with open minds.
Consider the following faux news article: “Report: Biden Wasn’t Checking Watch, Just Making Sure There Was No Blood Left On His Hands”
So it goes…
For more, see:
Trump Social Media site:
I’ve also gotten addicted to the Top Ten Memes of the week from WatchMAGA here:
They have interesting “bite” to them, along with a tendency to highlight the news of the week in memes, so good as a social attitude pointer too. Plus they are “way fun” ;-)