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Even the Thanksgiving holiday, marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower survivors’ encounter with the Wampanoag Tribe, didn’t much dampen the political chatter and ever-present point and blame game. A notable former politician poked his head out of retirement to lambast the current White House occupant and a fan favorite comedian took to social media and told his sniveling high school critics to shut their pieholes. Finally, a star dribbler who has made waves for his attacks on conservatives gets fined a few dollars for lewd behavior.
Eye Of Newt
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich nosed his way onto Fox News Channel’s Hannity and slammed Joe Biden around like a paddle ball player gone mad. Then, in his own eloquently delivered words, speaking about Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm’s inability to answer a simple question for a woman in her position: How much oil does the United States consume “on a daily basis?” Jennifer giggled instead of replying, and that apparently struck a nerve with Gingrich:
“Since this administration is incompetent in virtually every area, she is just one more example of the team. The team is incompetent at the border. It was incompetent trying to get out of Afghanistan. It’s incompetent with inflation.”
Gingrich wasn’t the only one peeved about this administration. On a different Fox News program, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) doubled down while chatting with Lawrence Jones: “So yeah, their policies have been bad across the board, and it seems to me it’s intentional because they just keep making things worse whether it’s the border, whether its inflation, you name it, that’s the situation. I think the American people fully understand it.”
Boy, do they understand it: As Charles Foley of Rockville, MI sees it, “There is a big difference between incompetence and deliberate sabotage of a nation. This administration is set on destroying our way of life.”
Janet Ellis Wetherbee, in Greenville, TX, had an idea on where to get reparations: “Texas needs to be able to charge Biden personally for the cost of Border Protection.”
Chappelle’s Classroom Moment
While visiting his Alma Mater, Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., comedian Dave Chappelle greeted cheers and a few jeers from “woke” pupils. One student called him a bigot, and another said, “I’m 16, and I think you’re childish.” This all stems from a Netflix comedy special where Chappelle asserts there are, in fact, only two genders. Without missing a beat, Chappelle brought reality into the discussion:
“My friend, with all due respect, I don’t believe you could make one of the decisions I have to make on a given day. I’m better than every instrumentalist, artist – no matter what art you do in this school, right now – I’m better than all of you. I’m sure that will change. I’m sure you’ll be household names soon.”
Students who are accustomed to being coddled made another attempt to shame the comic. One shouted, “Your comedy kills people!” He responded, “Ni—– are killed every day.”
One heartlander, Gretchen Fryer Kindrick, in Eclectic AL, chimed right in: “Thus, the term, ‘snowflakes.’ Bless their hearts. They live in a fart bubble. If they can’t handle watching a comedy show with Dave, life’s going to chew them up and spit them out. Reality is a b–ch.”
LeBron James: Who’s Crying Now?
LeBron James is a basketball stay. A dribbler extraordinaire. A dunking dynamo. And a big-mouth crybaby who probably should stay in the lane – his own lane. After making fun of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, emotional on the witness stand in his own murder trial, photos of a crying LeBron on the court surfaced everywhere. But this week, the self-idolizing God of the NBA turned into a petulant tweener when he made a lewd and obscene gesture to the opposing team, the Indiana Pacers.
The groin grab cost the four-time NBA champion a cool $15,000. In Churubusco, IN, Jenny Draper asked, “Why does his team and the league put up with this —-?” Sharon Clydesdale, from Ravenna, OH, shared sympathy for the beleaguered basketball player adding, “The poor guy was playing with himself, and he gets fined for it.”
And that was the last comment we could publish.
~ Read more from Sarah Cowgill.