Learn German! It’s fairly easy as languages go, especially for those of us with English as first language. And yes! Schild + Kröte = Turtle. 😆 A whole lot of words in German are just concatenations of two or more – sometimes far, far more – words.
C’mon! Shield Toads are Turtles! How can you not want to learn German after knowing that!?! 😆
According to “experts,” the absolutely safest roads in the world can be found in Norway, with the Nordic nation scoring an impressive 8.21 out of 10 on the study. Indeed, in Norway, only 2.7 people out of every 100 000 die in road accident per year, as opposed to, for example, 11.0 deaths per 100,000 per year in America.
But why is this so? The answer is, of course, both easy and not directly related to anything involving cars, roads, or driving. It’s a matter of linguistics and the polyglot norm of the Norwegians. Face it, anyone who can read English is going to slow down when approaching a fartsdumper (speed bump), and they’re all over the place.
The Democrats have installed Ketanji Brown in the SCOTUS – a foregone conclusion surrounded by quasi-useless political kabuki and posturing for the electorate. But what was the point of it? She’s not particularly well-qualified and can’t or won’t even provide a definition of “woman” when asked.
It Was Actually A Secondary Point
While, exactly like choosing Kamala Harris as Biden’s Vice President, Brown’s race and gender – irony in the epic tier – was the primary point in her nomination, it was important for Brown to show her allegiance to LGBT+ front, including the anti-science dog-whistle of referring to biologists as opposed to psychologists in her negative answer.
For too long, our government, our courts haven’t looked like America. I believe it’s time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications, and that we inspire all young people to believe that they can one day serve their country at the highest level.
Of course, like almost everything a Democrat says, Biden’s statement was false. Black’s make up approx. 13% of the population, so they’re already “over-represented” in the SCOTUS, necessarily so given the small number of Justices if one places any value in race. But true, Brown being a woman does now split the genders of the court 5:4, which is as close to what America looks like gender-wise as one can get. Still though, pretty much a wash to anyone who doesn’t believe that minority over-representation is still somehow both under-representation and important in and of itself – in other words, important only to the sorts who vote for Democrats.
Why Brown’s Virtue Signalling Matters
Firstly, while fear-inducing, Brown’s trans virtue signalling should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s not uncommon for applicants to lie during job interviews and that’s exactly what confirmation hearings are. Of course she was going to say what Democrat Senators wanted to hear from her. So there’s that.
But, anyone in the legal profession, especially any judge who can’t or won’t declare the definition of “woman” is a clear and present danger to the women in America. America has a number of laws, regulations, and norms solely designed to protect and privilege women and men choosing to “identify” as women have been encroaching on most, if not all of them, more often than not to the detriment of our womenfolk.
And how, pray tell, can we trust a Justice to opine correctly if they can’t or won’t provide or abide by the definition of “woman?” And, frankly, it’s plausible with the way things have been going – see Dolezal and Warren – the potential problem could expand even further.
So yeah, I’m unsurprised but quite unhappy with both the nomination and confirmation of Ketanji Brown to the highest court in America. Not because she’s Left-wing, though she is, since she’s replacing another Left-wing Justice. Certainly not because she’s either Black or presumably a woman since I see neither harm no value in her race or gender. I’m unhappy because her nomination and confirmation lends legitimacy to Tokenism and her verbal prostration to the Left’s LGBT+ front potentially puts the basis of our legal system in jeopardy.
Please remember that even minority and dissenting opinions by SCOTUS Justices have, can, and will be referenced in lower courts to further one side of a case or another.
But, maybe Brown was just “code-switching” and voicing what the Democrats wanted to hear so she could land a sweet, lifetime job that she can’t in all practical respects be fired from. So, there’s hope.