That Was a Good Bit of Fun

On April 26, 1607 British colonists landed at Cape Henry, Virginia and there began what would become the most free, the most properous nation in the history of mankind.
Photo taken on April 26, 2007 at the reenactment on the 400th Anniversary.

I know. I know. I know.

I have said on multiple occasions that I’m not playing politics anymore.

And I’m not. At least not officially.

But, I have to admit that yesterday was a fun day on the Interwebz. It continues.

In case you’ve been offline, live under a rock, or just don’t give a hoot, yesterday’s big news is that Elon Musk has purchased Twitter.

We’ll see how that changes things, but the progressive left is beside themselves with worry. After all, if you

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can’t suppress the narrative of your opponent, how can you control the story?

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

George Orwell, 1984

It remains to be seen what will really happen with Twitter. Will Musk return it to a realm of free speech?

Will those who threatened to leave Twitter if Musk was successful, who happen to be the same people who were going to leave Spotify if Joe Rogan wasn’t canceled…so far only the Obamas have followed through with that … albeit not voluntarily … and the people who threatened to move to Canada if Trump one election…well, will they finally follow through?

This may be the best response:

Look,  I don’t know if Musk can redeem Twitter. That would probably mean human nature has to change. And we all know how likely that is.

But this has been fun to watch.

Especially when I should have been working on other projects.

American singer and actor, Bobby Rydell was born on this day in 1942. Rydell died on April 5, 2022 from complications of pneumonia. He was 79.


FLASHBACK: On this Day in 1989: An Interruption

Psaki Dodges On Biden’s White House Meeting With Hunter Biden’s Business Partner
Daily Caller
The New York Post reported on the visits Saturday, citing visitor logs from former President Barack Obama’s time in office. The Post noted that Eric Schwerin, one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, visited the White House at least 19 times and even sat with then-Vice President Joe Biden during one trip. Read More.

‘Flag-Bearer For Free Speech’: Piers Morgan Says Musk’s Twitter Takeover Will Fight The ‘Woke Virus’
Daily Caller
“Elon Musk is an absolute flag-bearer for free speech and he talks about this woke mindset virus,” Morgan said. “And I think he’s right, it is a virus. If you go around wanting to destroy everything that gets in your way that you don’t agree with, then you become a really dangerous thing in a society. Elon Musk wants to return to free speech.” Read More.

Democratic leadership battle erupts in Virginia House of Delegates
The Washington Post
A group of Democratic lawmakers still stinging from the party’s losses in November is working to oust former speaker Eileen Filler-Corn as the party’s leader in the House of Delegates, calling for a vote to remove her when the General Assembly gathers Wednesday for its annual “veto session.” Read More.

Joe Rogan Claims Massive Subscriber Boost Due to Recent Controversies
The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s interesting, my subscriptions went up massively — that’s what’s crazy,” Rogan replies. “During the height of it all, I gained two million subscribers … Yeah, [the media] went for it. It’s also fortunate that the people who went for it were CNN. They’re so untrustworthy and people know how biased they are and socially weird their anchors are.” Read More.

Chris Wallace Now Regretting Getting CNN+ Tramp Stamp
The Babylon Bee
He has also asked for his old job back at Fox but was turned down as Fox has a strict policy against anchors having CNN+ lower-back tattoos. Read More.

20 Classic Poems Every Man Should Read
The Art of Manliness
However, we do ourselves a great disservice when we neglect the reading of poetry. John Adams, one of the founding fathers of the United States, commended poetry to his son John Quincy. Both Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt committed their favorite poems to memory. Ancient kings were expected to produce poetry while also being versed in warfare and statecraft. That poetry has fallen out of favor among men in the 21st century is a recent trend rather than the norm. Read More.


1886 – Ma Rainey, American singer-songwriter (d. 1939)
1933 – Carol Burnett, American actress, singer, and producer
1965 – Kevin James, American actor and comedian
1970 – Melania Trump, Slovene-American model; 47th First Lady of the United States
1980 – Channing Tatum, American actor and producer


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:14

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