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#2 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 4 weeks ago

Holy shit, you can't make this shit up.  The picture at the top says it all to see how absurd this is. … 96daf.html

#3 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 4 weeks ago

For four years, we were informed by our establishment media that President Donald Trump’s behavior was “not normal.” The abnormality of Mr. Trump’s behavior became a near rallying cry for the self-appointed heroes of journalism, who spent every waking hour poring over his bizarre tweets and his bloviating self-absorption. The media dedicated themselves to preventing Mr. Trump’s supposed normalization.

Now, the media inform us, we have been graced by the most-normal normal person to have ever normalled: President Joe Biden. Mr. Biden, they proclaim, is utterly boring, nondescript, barely worthy of coverage. His administration, too, is paradigmatically normal. Yascha Mounk of The Atlantic tweets, “It is so nice to have a boring President.” Alleged media watchdog Brian Stelter asked this week whether Mr. Biden is “making the news boring again,” adding, “The Biden White House is clearly a break from the chaos and incompetence of Trump world.”

For his part, Mr. Biden obviously revels in this sort of coverage. This week, his favorite ice cream flavor (chocolate chip) was tweeted out as well as a retweet of first lady Jill Biden’s announcement that Champ and Major, the new first pets, had entered the White House.

On a personal level, Mr. Biden is clearly more “normal” than Mr. Trump — although treating Mr. Biden, a career politician worth nearly $10 million, as the height of normality is rather stunning. The goal for the establishment media isn’t to point out merely that Mr. Biden is a sort of American Everyman. It’s to use that supposed normalcy to disguise the fact that his agenda is absolutely abnormal.

The dirty little secret of the Trump administration is that despite Mr. Trump’s personal abnormality, his agenda was well in line with past precedent, and with mainstream American opinions on everything from taxes to military policy. Mr. Trump did not radically shift American policy. Mr. Biden will.

Within the first five days of his presidency, he issued 30 executive orders, compared with four for Mr. Trump, five for Barack Obama and zero for George W. Bush. Those executive orders included endorsement of radical reinterpretation of American history; killing the Keystone XL pipeline, along with its attendant estimated 11,000 American jobs; forcing the military to allow troops to undergo gender reassignment surgery; and forcing federally funded institutions to allow biological men who identify as transgender to compete alongside biological women, among others. He is reportedly pursuing an immigration plan directed toward reopening America’s borders. He has staffed his Cabinet by intersectional box-checking.

Mr. Biden’s policy is indeed radical. But because Mr. Biden is presented as a normal person, we’re supposed to ignore all of that. We’re supposed to simply be grateful for the “return to normalcy” — complete with caving to the teachers unions that seek to keep schools closed indeterminately, reentering a long-dead deal with the Iranian theocracy, firing government staffers with whom he disagrees and lying openly about the vaccine distribution plan he inherited.

Meanwhile, our media pat themselves on the back. It’s rare to see a profession declare itself irrelevant, but that’s what many in the media are doing these days. According to Stelter, it’s “refreshing” that Mr. Biden’s team promises accountability and transparency. According to Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post, the media must learn their lesson from the Trump era and cover Democrats more sycophantically.

Joe Biden may be a relatively normal guy. But none of this is normal. And pretending it is represents just another way for the media to reject legitimate criticisms of an administration seeking radicalism right off the bat.

Ben Shapiro is the editor emeritus of He wrote this for Creators Syndicate.

#4 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

IRISH OS1R1S wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:

You're not a bald red head



#5 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

IRISH OS1R1S wrote:

Making up stuff again?


You're not a bald red head with no college education? 10

#6 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

IRISH OS1R1S wrote:

Documented fact brah.

I'll leave ya steam.... Again. 14

Yea, you got me piping mad.  Say high to your 7 or 8 siblings for me, I'm sure you're a very successful man and not a loser who married a woman and raising her kids.  You got me good! lol

#7 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

IRISH OS1R1S wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:
IRISH OS1R1S wrote:

So easy 14

It really is.  Maybe the Irish can contribute something and you'll finally have some national pride.

Well you can thank us for the hypodermic needle used to inject the vaccine in to your body I guess.

Have a nice day brah!

Lol, yea your people totally invented that.  And here I thought it was a Scottsman and Frenchman!  Who knew! Enjoy staying up late and arguing about America!  I know it's rough in that shithole.

#8 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

IRISH OS1R1S wrote:

So easy 14

It really is.  Maybe the Irish can contribute something and you'll finally have some national pride.

#9 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

Two American companies have come out with the best vaccines to fight this.  I don't know what else to tell you.

#10 Re: The Garden » Covid 19 » 5 weeks ago

I got my American vaccine last week, hope you all get  yours before the end of the year.

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