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What with pandemics and riots it’s easy to lose track of other Leftwing panics. Like net neutrality; psychologically engineered to please large corporations who oppose free speech.

I’m old enough to remember when we were all going to die if the misnamed ‘net neutrality’ protocols weren’t invoked immediately.

The Left doesn’t forget. When they get over their paroxysm over opening the economy, and tire of insisting opposition to arson and looting is racist, they’ll go back to this.

With the full throated support of Silly-Putty Valley lobbyists petitioning the General Government under the provisions of the First Amendment they despise.

The Censoring Left: ‘Net Neutrality’ for Thee – Not for Me

“Net neutrality” is not unlike “defund the police.”

Sexual procurement

Trying my hand at clickbait…

Japanese mayor says only men should be allowed to go grocery shopping during coronavirus crisis because women take too long – Blazing Cat Fur

At first I thought, “This guy is onto something!” Weeks ago, I suggested banning women from garden center, paint, furniture and flooring departments. This would mitigate the human interaction-duration problem Michigan’s Governor used to justify disallowing such sales.

Men generally don’t, for example, take 20 minutes to decide which of the 37 shades of white best match the antique doilies in the guest room.

“That woman in Michigan” couldn’t go as far as a grocery store ban based on sex, though. Can you imagine the embarrassment from a gathering of 1,000 women drivers circling the Capitol building waving their expiring coupons? The coupons they can’t trust their husbands to use?

Would Gretchen tell them, “I don’t want you wandering all over the store picking out things you don’t really need just so you can get the 10th item free,” or, “Down with the Patriarchal oppression of grocery shopping! It’s for your own good.” My bet would have been on the latter until Biden ran into #MeToo problems with Tara Reade.

It occurs to me that the sale of clothing at Meijer’s should have been banned before those other items. Women might squeeze the occasional cucumber, but they run their hands all over clothing they have no intention of buying. And women will bring home three similar (well handled) items, intending to return two, just so they can ask their husbands perilous questions about the fit.

All because there’s a “sale” sign… Make that “SALE!”

Which word should be banned from all signs for the duration. Its use just attracts and encourages women to linger unnecessarily. “Look, a squirrel!”

On reflection, though, I’ve decided banning women from grocery shopping is a bridge too far. First, then I might have to do it. I’m not trusted with coupons for good reason. For example, I won’t stop at three stores to use coupons to save $0.92.

Second, I’m afraid men would be excluded from hardware and gun stores.

The Masque of the Red Death

Gatestone Institute:
The West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity

National Review:
The Comprehensive Timeline of China’s COVID-19 Lies

Real Clear Politics:
Has the U.S.-China Cold War Now Begun?

The CCP hides their totalitarianism behind a “state capitalism” mask.

Market Leninism is more like it.

Making the obvious virtuous

Businesses controlled by “any major figure in government” will be prohibited from receiving loans or investments from Treasury Department programs included in a $2 trillion CCP virus relief plan.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) proudly stressed to CNN that the provision applies to “[A]ny major figure in government. That makes sense,” he said, “Those of us who write the law shouldn’t benefit from the law.”

Well, yes. That’s so obvious you might think it needn’t be said. But, if it makes sense for these benefits for this law, why doesn’t it make sense for all laws?

So, let me fix that for you, Chuck: “Those of us who tried to stuff it full of social justice, climate hysteria, and payoffs to our friends wrote this law shouldn’t benefit from this law.” Since you all benefit from THE law – all the other legislation you pass – you’ve merely made an exception this time. There apparently are limits to how obvious special treatment for major figures in government can be.

Do I hear a protest? Sorry, but you routinely exempt yourselves from the laws you make the the rest of us follow, like the Obamacare mandates, FOIA, OSHA, and transparency on insider trading.

No other “profession” manages to produce so many multi-millionaires on comparable salaries. And didn’t you and Nancy just prove “benefit” includes the opportunity to purchase votes with other people’s money?

Sticks and stones; Dicks and drones

How the Left Turned Words Into ‘Violence,’ and Violence Into ‘Justice’
James Lindsay, Quillette

Trans English is the new common tongue
Libby Emmons, Spectator

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”
– George Orwell, 1984

Or we could just redefine the words.