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A Beginning, An End, A Return.

Today is the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that launched the United States into World War II.

The Japanese plan was simple: Destroy the Pacific Fleet. That way, the Americans would not be able to fight back as Japan’s armed forces spread across the South Pacific. On December 7, after months of planning and practice, the Japanese launched their attack.

At about 8 a.m., Japanese planes filled the sky over Pearl Harbor. Bombs and bullets rained onto the vessels moored below. At 8:10, a 1,800-pound bomb smashed through the deck of the battleship USS Arizona and landed in her forward ammunition magazine. The ship exploded and sank with more than 1,000 men trapped inside.

Stupid Policy Tricks.

From the pencils and ink pens of A.F. Branco over at Comically Incorrect:

Then again, “policies” are just for the common person:

Traitor Joe Vs. Trader Joes.

The folks over at Liberty Maniacs make satirical tee-shirts and other products.

One of their latest offerings is the “Traitor Joe” tee shirt seen above. (It’s available in small to 3x sizes and many colors.)

However, someone doesn’t get the humor – mainly the retail store and grocery store chain of Trader Joe’s.

Liberty Maniacs received a letter from Trader Joe’s demanding the Traitor Joe tee shirts be removed due to copyright infringement.

John Stossel Is Suing Facebook.

Long time reported John Stossel is suing Facebook for the censuring of his videos. Normally, as a private company, Facebook can do what it wants and decide what is allowed on its platform. Yet Stossel is making a different claim.

Stossel is claiming that Facebook’s “independent fact checkers” censored and or labeled his videos based on things he never said.

(The above video gives examples.)

According to Stossel’s lawsuit, in the past year he posted two short video reports on Facebook in which he “interviewed experts in the climate change arena.”

In one video, “Government Fueled Fires,” about the 2020 wildfires in California, Facebook and its fact-checking partners “falsely attributed to Stossel a claim he never made, and on that basis flagged the content as ‘misleading’ and ‘missing context,’ so that would-be viewers would be routed to the false attribution statement.” The complaint says that Stossel’s video “explored a scientific hypothesis” that “while climate change undoubtedly contributes to forest fires, it was not the primary cause of the 2020 California fires.” Per the suit, Stossel says he never made the claim that “Forest fires are caused by poor management. Not by climate change,” which was in Facebook’s fact-check.

Remembering 9-11 May “Offend” Some People.

Last Saturday, on the anniversary of 9/11, we asked the rhetorical question “you haven’t forgotten, have you?”

Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington, seemed to be trying to do just that.

Students of a local high school were ready to wear red, white, and blue to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11. But school staff pulled the plug, concerned the expression could be racially insensitive and offend some people.

At Eastlake High School in Sammamish, student leadership promoted a Patriot’s Day theme at a football game at Memorial Stadium against Rainier Beach. The game was previously canceled, then rescheduled to the day before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Students wanted to do something to remember the tragic events. But staff intervened.

According to an email obtained by the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH, the principal said wearing those colors could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.” Students are upset. And some parents now speculate school officials thought their majority-minority opponents would be offended by American pride.

Offensive to who?

Former Brevard County Commissioner Candidate Arrested.

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Former Brevard County Commissioner Candidate Matt Fleming has been arrested for “battery domestic violence,” – a misdemeanor – according to records from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to the affidavit, Fleming and his brother John got into an argument and Matt struck John on the back of the head with such force that it caused John’s head to move forward.

The incident was caught on a security camera.

Fleming has a court appearance today.

Fleming ran against Curt Smith for Seat 4 for the County Commission. He did not win a single precinct.

Then What Do We Call “Tornadoes?” “The Things?”

We remember the days when the media relentlessly mocked George Bush for what he called “Bush-isms.”

Bush played along because that is the type of person he was.

But President Biden is getting a pass on all of the idiotic things he says, and the sad thing is he doesn’t see the errors.

We have no idea what he is talking about. People call tornadoes, “tornadoes.”

We call “hurricanes,” “hurricanes.”

We don’t know what we call “the thing….you know the thing,” because that only exists in the mind of Biden.

Eleventh Circuit To Revisit LGBTQ Ruling.

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia has decided to re-hear “en banc” the case which schools have used for creating rules and “directions” for LGTBQ individuals.

On August 20, 2020, a three judge panel including Chief Judge Willaim H. Pryor Jr., Beverly B, Martin, and Jill A. Pryor, issued an opinion in the case of Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County.

Adams was a “transitioning transgender male,” and was told by the officials at Nease High School he needed to use the non-gender specific bathroom at the school. Adams, through his mother as he was a minor, sued the School District for violating Adams’ rights under the 14th Amendment and Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender.

This case calls upon us to decide whether the St. Johns County School District’s policy barring Mr. Adams from the boys’ restroom squares with the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination.

The District Court had ruled that the policy did violate Adams’ rights and the panel, in a 2-1 decision (Chief Judge Willaim H. Pryor Jr. dissenting) upheld the lower court’s ruling.

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