What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Flopping Aces

by Larry Brandes

Bizarre news out of Lexington, Virginia; Washington and Lee University may finally change its name. Actually, the goofballs sitting on the school’s board of trustees may eradicate both of those hallowed names and substitute something more woke. I have a few suggestions. How about “AOC University?” (Bartending for idiots could be an AP course) “Donna Brazile University?” (where you get all the answers to the tests ahead of time) “Clinton & Clinton University?” The Latin inscription on the seal would read Quid enim interest in hac parte, ut non ea (What difference at this point does it make?) At half-time during football games, the marching band could perform “Devil With the Blue Dress On.” That would be a real crowd pleaser. “Fauci University,” has a nice ring to it. (Where the science is fuzzy, gain of function is embraced and lying like a rug is encouraged) All students would be required to buy his new book and learn to speak Chinese.

Actually, the trustees are really on to something. Washington and Lee are so “old school.” Washington was the father of our country who risked his life fighting the British for our independence. Big deal-that was so last week. Lee was a soldier who risked his life in battle for his beloved state of Virginia. Prior to the Civil War, Lee was offered command of a 100,000 man Union army which he declined. He replied, “Save in the defense of my native state, I never desire again to draw my sword.” Virginia debated going to war and then pondered, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Virginia “let slip the dogs of war,” and then begged Lee to lead their army into battle.

During multiple campaigns, when his troops were outnumbered, starving and barefoot from lack of supplies, Lee stood tall and honored his commitment to his beloved state of Virginia. There was no quit in Lee. Four years later at Appomattox Courthouse, Lee sheathed his sword forever. Somewhere down the line, Virginia suffered a terminal case of amnesia and forgot Lee’s sacrifices on battlefields on their behalf. When queried about the oversight, Virginia replied, “Who cares? That was like a zillion years ago, dude.” Virginia recently took disrespect to a whole new level. They further tarnished Lee’s memory by yanking his statue from the U.S. Capital. Apparently, being a hero has a shelf life – who knew? You’ve got to love Nancy Pelosi. She heard the news about Lee’s eviction, clapped her hands and cackled that removal of the Lee statue was “welcome news.” (I would say just wait until you leave Nancy and watch our reaction, but that would be snarky.)

Apparently today, real heroes play basketball, football and baseball. They deserve our unwavering admiration and should be revered for just being. We are so fortunate to have them in our bleak and empty lives. Forget the brave, underpaid, military men and women who keep us safe in Godforsaken, dangerous, countries scattered around the world. Give me the over-paid, pampered NBA superstar lecturing me on woke culture, critical race theory and the wonders of China. I can’t get enough of them droning on and on, ad nauseam. I could easily spend ten seconds or less listening to pundits on TV accuse me of being a horrible human being because of my skin color, belief in God and faith in this amazing country.

Just a thought from right field. Don’t change the name of Washington & Lee University. Both of those men were icons in American history and need to be remembered for their accomplishments. You don’t change history because you don’t like it. History is history. Love it or hate it – it is what it is. Good things happened and bad things happened. Ripping down statues is folly and says to the world, “Hey, we’re really stupid and actually believe that vandalism will change what transpired 200 years ago.” Learn from history. Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, but endeavor to do better and help this nation become great again. Boldly speak the truth and strive for excellence. Do not go to the dark side. A great philosopher Yoda once said, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Don’t be a hater.

Maybe, someday you can attend Washington & Lee University and personally thank the board of trustees for not hating the giants of the past.

Mysterious Explosions Remind Iran That Mossad Neither Slumbers Nor Sleeps

Frontpage mag

Hugh Fitzgerald

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh claims a great “victory” in Gaza, and Iran’s Supreme Leader similarly gloats over the lesson the “axis of resistance” has taught the Zionists. Both men are hallucinating, overlooking the reality that Hamas’ weapons stockpiles, especially its rockets, have been greatly depleted, much of its extensive tunnel network has been destroyed, its command-and control centers, intelligence offices, weapons warehouses, all razed to the ground. During the 11-day conflict, the IDF destroyed more than 6,500 terrorist targets, including Hamas and PIJ operational headquarters, weapon production sites and arsenals, and over 100 kilometers (62 miles) of Hamas’ infamous grid of terror tunnels. At least 225 terrorists were killed in the strikes, including 25 senior Hamas and PIJ commanders. The Israeli military predicts that it will be many years – some say it could be as many as 10 years – for Hamas to return to its prewar strength.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Mossad neither slumbers nor sleeps. A few days after Israel announced it had shot down an Iranian armed drone on its border with Jordan, the world learned of a mysterious explosion at an Iranian drone factory in Isfahan. The report is here: “Report: Facility in Iran Used for Drone Manufacturing Hit by Explosion That Injured Nine, Days After Israel Downs Iranian UAV,” by Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner, May 24, 2021:

An explosion was reported at a complex in Iran that houses a drone factory, several days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled to European foreign ministers parts from an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that had been downed during clashes with the Hamas militant group.

The explosion, which reportedly occurred on Sunday at a petrochemical factory complex in Isfahan, injured at least nine workers. According to The Guardian, the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA), which it said is located in the complex owned by Sepahan Nargostar Chemical Industries, produces a variety of aircraft and drones for Iranian and pro-Iranian forces.

Iran has not provided any information on the source of the explosion or the extent of the damage to the factory. The incident comes after Netanyahu revealed on Thursday that during the hostilities with the Hamas, “Iran sent an armed drone from Iraq or Syria, which our forces intercepted on the border between Israel and Jordan, and that I think says everything on the true patron of terror in the Middle East and in the world: Iran.”

During the conflict, the Israeli army also shot down a so-called armed suicide drone carrying explosives, launched by the Hamas at Israeli territory….

Do you have any doubt that Mossad was behind the attack on Iran’s drone factory? The “mysterious explosion” came just a few days after Israel had shot down an Iranian drone on its border with Jordan. It also came just as Yossi Cohen, Mossad’s spectacularly successful director, is turning over his duties to his successor, David Barnea; possibly this drone factory explosion was Cohen’s last hurrah, a way of reminding Iran that while Israel was for 11 days focused on trouncing Hamas in Gaza, Iran was always in Mossad’s thoughts.

A day later (that is, the day after the drone factory explosion), there was another mysterious explosion, this one at an oil refinery on the coast. The report on that second likely act of Israeli sabotage is here: “Iran: Large fire reported at oil refinery, day after drone factory blast,” by Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, May 25, 2021:

A large fire was reported at the Kangan Petro Refining Co. (KPRC) in southern Iran along the coast of the Persian Gulf on Monday, just a day after an explosion reportedly impacted a drone factory in the center of the country.

According to Iranian media, a fire at the waste warehouse at KPRC was contained and extinguished within an hour and no operational units were damaged. No injuries were reported in the fire….

The Iranian government, experience has shown, routinely under-reports its own casualties and minimizes the damage inflicted on its facilities by Mossad. The public may never know how extensive the damage was done to the drone factory or to the oil refinery or to many other targets of “mysterious attacks” that have plagued Iran during the last decade with ever greater frequency. But Mossad – which I think Is almost certainly to have been responsible both for this oil refinery fire and for the explosion at the drone factory just the day before – has reminded Iran’s government, yet again, of what Israel’s extensive network of agents in Iran can do.

And on May 26, Iranian state media reported on still a third explosion, this one at an oxygen pipeline in a petrochemical plant in Assaluyeh on Iran’s Gulf coast. There was no mention of its cause.

In these three cases, the Iranians surely know who is responsible. But they don’t want to talk about Mossad’s exploits. They’ll try to accentuate the positive by, for example, continuing to hail the crushing defeat of Hamas in the 11-day war as a “great victory.” But they’ve been badly rattled.

A parting word of advice to the Supreme Leader: “Those who watch over Israel neither slumber nor sleep.”

CNN Admits 2022 Red Wave Could Be Coming – Democrats Could Be Swamped By Wave Of Crime

Patriot Journal

Adam Casalino

Despite what they say, Democrats know they are on thin ice.

Many Americans don’t think Joe Biden belongs in the White House. On top of that, D.C. Democrats continue to fail to help the economy or put Americans first.

The 2022 midterm elections can easily put Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate.

But, wait! There’s more. Even leftist network CNN admits that Democrats’ epic failure on this major issue will help Republicans win big time.

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From the Daily Wire:

“Republicans can turn rising crime into a culture war wedge issue,” said John Avlon Thursday on “New Day,” CNN’s morning show. “And as we turn the corner into summer, which is usual increase in violence crime, public safety is again front and center in people’s minds after decades of declines.”

“Democrats are going to have to deal with it or risk political backlash,” said Avlon, who hosts the show’s “Reality Check” feature.

An analyst admitted on CNN that the rise in crime all over the country is going to hurt Democrats in the upcoming elections.

Isn’t it sad that Democrats only care about rising crime—when it hurts their election chances?

They don’t care that, you know, innocent people are dying. No, Democrats are the very people who helped create these surges in crime.

In some Democrat-run cities, radical DAs have let criminals back out on the streets (like in Los Angeles).

In New York, they passed laws that abolished bail. Meaning, violent criminals aren’t held in jail at all.

And let’s not forget the countless Democrats across the country that encouraged the idiotic “defund the police” movement.

Or applauded the “protests” in the Summer of 2020. Or continue to push policies that often result in greater crime (i.e.: gun control laws).

Do they really think Americans are going to sit back and let this happen?

As crime rates surge in blue states (not red), Americans will demand a change. And Republicans will be on the front lines, promising a return to law and order come 2022.

CNN is warning this will happen. But even with that warning, radical “social justice” Democrats might not do a darn thing.