Category Archives: Culture

Big Voice on the Right, Rush Limbaugh 1951 – 2021, RIP

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Rush Limbaugh was “The Big Voice on the Right.” He earned his self-proclaimed title when Ronald Reagan dismantled the Fairness Doctrine in 1987. That allowed radio stations to broadcast Limbaugh’s raucous conservative opinions without giving equal time to offended liberals. It was a winning formula, and in the process he saved AM radio.

And he continued to dominate conservative talk until he died yesterday of lung cancer.

Big Voice on the Right

He was an entertainer who knew and respected his audience. But he also had an uncanny knack for stringing together news items and ideas to make a witty point. Almost always mocking the left. The left is lucky he didn’t draw.

Rush claimed to know liberals like “every square inch of his glorious naked body.” And, thanks to “talent on loan from God,” he claimed he could beat them with “half his brain tied behind his back.”

So that’s why I figured I had an original cartoon idea – yesterday. Rest in peace, Rush…

More great minds….

Gary Varvel, Jewish World Review
Michael Ramirez, Jewish World Review

I, for one, say thank you to Rush for airing those views all these many years with his “talent on loan from G-d,” with the hope that it remains “on loan” for many more years to come.

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky, Jewish World Review

Oy.

Room Temperature Impeachment Targets

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Given that Donald Trump is out of office, and apparently need not be present to win – or lose, could room temperature impeachments become the next big lockdown hit? Let’s dig up some oldies but goodies, and not so goodies, for the scarlet “I”.

Room Temperature Impeachment

How about Earl Warren? He was a popular impeachment target in the South when there was real systemic racism Jim Crow style.

Andrew Johnson must be spinning in his grave now that Trump has doubled his impeachment total.

Or how about Richard Nixon? He wrangled a resignation and pardon from his successor President Gerald Ford. Maybe Trump could have worked the same deal with his loyal vice president – the ” weak,” “pathetic“,”unpatriotic,” “pussy” Mike Pence.

Or not.

N-Word Costs Veteran Reporter his Job at NYT

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Respected New York Times science reporter Donald McNeil used the n-word. Not in a hateful way but in an instructive way. He used it in a discussion about racism with students on a Times sponsored trip to Peru. Apparently, the instruction didn’t take.

And it cost him his job.

Power of the N-Word

An editorial in Quillette has an interesting take on how a word used without intent can have any power. It must have power in its own right, like a magical incantation.

And here’s Joe Concha, media columnist for The Hill, on the power of the Times’ woke mob:

The “woke” mob has really racked up some victories lately at the nation’s famed newspaper of record, getting award-winning editors and reporters ousted for some of the most questionable reasons. The first win came last June, when Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote an op-ed for the Times advocating the deployment of national guardsmen to American cities to help control last summer’s violent protests — a pretty prophetic suggestion, considering what we witnessed during the horrific riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Yet, Cotton’s opinion piece provoked a severe public backlash from other writers at the Times, with Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion editor James Bennetbeing forced to resign as a result. 

What Would a Successful Insurrection Look Like?

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What would a successful insurrection look like. Would Chief Justice Roberts sit out the inauguration like he did the second impeachment? Would the bare chested guy with the fury head and horns swear in the president on a cold January day?

Equity Doesn’t Mean We All Get Shares of GameStop

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President Biden recently signed executive orders promoting racial equity. He didn’t mention equality. Is equity the new equality? Here’s what Webster has to say about it. And here’s an illustration of the difference between the two.

And here’s what Ben Shapiro has to say about that.