Poverty can be alleviated or reduced, and in the Western world in the last two centuries it has been almost miraculously alleviated and reduced; but poverty is ultimately individual, and individual poverty can no more be â€œabolishedâ€ than disease or death can be abolished.
The character, Dale Gribble from King of the Hill was a staunch conspiracy theorist, especially when it came to government conspiracies. It was funny. But… the difference between 1997 and 2022 is that now he’s sounding more sane each week. 🙄
Over the last decade, so many things that have been derided by the Left and their media outlets as misinformation have been found to be true or largely and fundamentally so. And so many things the Left and their media outlets have touted as the unconditional truth have been found to be false or largely and fundamentally so. It’s truly to the point that Gribble sounds pretty damn sane.
Yes, it’s Black Friday, the first and in all likelihood most lethal day of this year’s Christmas Shopping Season. Here’s a thought though – one I’ve put forth many times in the past and will put forth many more times in the future – you and the nation would be better off suborning this phenomenon, turning it sideways, and redefining what Black Friday means. 😛
Believe me; I know of what I speak. You’ll be far happier “shopping” for a Black babe than with any consumer goods you’d be buying. And, going there will set you up for having more to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.
Kuchisabishii. It’s a Japanese term which literally means “lonely mouth,” and is used to describe when you’re not hungry, but you eat anyway because your mouth is lonely. It rather poetically sums up boredom or stress induced eating, i.e., the munchies.
I find this interesting – beyond how cool the word is in and of itself – because most of us in the West tend to think of the Japanese as being very reserved and unemotional – true Stoics even – and yet, their language is filled with words that describe many emotions and emotive actions. That, going by the mainstream thoughts among linguists, indicates quite the opposite.
The amount and nature of Biden’s border commitment can be summed up by Creepy Uncle Joe’s chosen Border Czar, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner, Chris Magnus was very recently forced to resign his position by by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas. He was given the choice of resigning – which he did after a short bout of defiance – or being terminated for cause.
So, why would the Cuban-American head of DHS, who has always shown a strong bias against White Americans, fire an openly queer official appointed by Biden to manage the influx of illegals across our southern border and into our cities and towns? Simply put, it’s because Magnus was too laser focused – and too openly so – on diversity for its own sake and most of the agenda of the #DefundThePolice insurrectionists and not at all focused on Border Security or any other real part of his job.
As migrant encounters along the southern border continue to set records, frustration is mounting inside the Biden administration with the head of Customs and Border Protection.
Five current administration officials who work with CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus portrayed him as unengaged in his job, saying he often doesn’t attend White House meetings on the situation on the border, badmouths other agencies to colleagues and superiors, and has not built relationships within CBP and across other agencies to address the influx of migrants at the border. They complain he is unfamiliar with some of the operations of CBP and instead is focused primarily on reforming the culture of the Border Patrol, addressing its long list of allegations of racism and violence.
Some of the officials believe Magnus hasn’t prioritized addressing the high number of migrants attempting to cross the border, but instead has continually tried to shift blame to other agencies. As an example, two of the five current administration officials said Magnus brought his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, pages of grievances about Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While CBP is responsible for securing U.S. borders at and between ports of entry, ICE is the agency responsible for arresting and detaining undocumented people within U.S. borders.
This is a simple case of incompetence being finally dealt with. While it’s patently obvious that Magnus was appointed by Biden to do what he’s been doing to make our southern more porous and meaningless – and, of course, being openly queer secured the appointment – Magnus has utterly failed to do so quietly, without drawing attention to his mandate from the White House.