And Now They Tried To Kill Him


They tried to silence Donald Trump.

They tried to smear him and bankrupt him.

They tried to throw him in prison. 

Now they have tried to kill him. 

Image via Citizen Free Press on X.


AI To Cover Paris Summer Games

 From LetsRun. Com:

Good news: NBC will no longer broadcast Olympics as ‘plausibly live’ (tape-delayed) for Paris Games this summer They historically have held all of the big events for their evening live show but now will not do that. Also they will use "AI to allow fans to create personalized highlights packages, by picking in advance some favorite sports and the type of action they would like to see. AI will then deliver those specific highlights, narrated by an AI-generated model of Michaels’ voice — eerily realistic during a demonstration given on Wednesday."

So you can pick the events you want and listen to the inane commentary of their DEI hires using the voice of Al Michaels (still alive at 79 years old). Here's the link to the story.

Might be worth watching the boxing if they could bring back the voice and spirit of Howard Cosell (d. 1995).


Independence Day, Independence Declaration

 It was not because it was proposed to establish a new nation, but because it was proposed to establish a nation on new principles, that July 4, 1776, has come to be regarded as one of the greatest days in history. ... About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

Calvin Coolidge, Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence


No New Taxes! And No Old Taxes!

On taxes, Biden repeatedly attacked the 2017 Trump tax cuts, and Trump proudly defended them. If those tax cuts are allowed to expire next year, individual tax rates go up, the standard deduction gets cut in half, and the child tax credit gets cut in half, resulting in the biggest tax hike in history. Just something to think about.

-- Gary Bauer  at The Patriot Post, 1 July 2024.


It's almost like they want to destroy the middle class...

    "Note that “inflation has cooled” just means the rate at which prices are rising has slowed. Things still cost more than they used to, and they’ll still cost more next year than they do this year. It doesn’t actually mean that things have gotten better, just that they’re getting worse more slowly." 

      --  Glenn Reynolds


Aye an it's gee-in me the boak

 I am disappointed to discover that, as far as I can tell, there is no International Talk With a Scottish Accent Day.  Would be way more fum than Talk Like a Pirate Day. Just sayin'.


Life meets Anime meets Life

Curious about recurring eye colors in anime, I started to do some research. 

Instead of reaching conclusions, I ran into an online quiz: What's your anime eye color?!

Okay so IRL my eyes are GREEN. (Well, hazel green.) 

Okay so the questions are dumb and mostly what my answer would be is not one of the choices in the multiple-choice quiz. 

Never. The. Less. 

My anime eye color is:  GREEN.

"...characters with green eyes... might even be the protagonist themselves. These characters are usually caring, with some of them even having a deep connection with nature. Sometimes, green eyes can indicate having special powers." [or so they say]