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Americans in the heartland working hard for their money – clutching the Bible and remaining armed to the teeth and vigilant – committed no acts of violence this cold January week. But if words could kill, leftists would be laid low nationwide. News of SCOTUS thumbing its nose at the Oval Office’s plan to force vaccinations on anyone who works for a medium or large company was briefly a conversation starter. Then there were the senators who would have finished off the filibuster, mob-style, if not for a couple of rogue Democrats. But no one inspired the ire of flyover folk this week quite like Jon Stewart or Pete Buttigieg.
You Cannot Be That Stupid
Late-night television personality, Jon Stewart, has done a few good deeds with his pseudo-celebrity: donating to charitable organizations, pushing Congress to pay aid to 9/11 first responders, and teaming up with other front-line organizations. He delivered a blistering rebuke to Congress in June of 2019:
“What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to. Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. I’m sorry if I sound angry and undiplomatic. I am angry, and you should be too.”
His advocacy earned Stewart the 9/11 Responder Advocacy Award from the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and the respect of a grateful nation for pushing Congress to act: a Herculean feat by anyone’s standards.
But then he goes and says something kind of, well, stupid and unpatriotic on his podcast: “When the anthem comes on, you only have to stand if you’re there. But the transitive principle through the television — if it’s through the television you can do whatever the f— you want. You can take a s—-during the national anthem as a patriot. But if you’re at the stadium, there’s like a whole regimen you have to go through.”
That did not play well to folks in flyover states. Suzanne Chaney, in Albany, LA, invited folks to travel around and take a gander at tradition: “Go to any other country, and you’ll see the same thing. It’s called showing pride in your country, something the elites know nothing about. The only things they love are themselves, money, and fame. Such a sad life.”
Nudging Mr. Stewart to recall his righteous anger of 2019, patriot Frank Burns exclaimed, “After supporting and working so hard for the first responders of 9-11, he (still) doesn’t know or understand. Maybe he should step back and look at the greater picture again.”
Detroiter Sue Marie took the thread home with: “Remember the minority of American citizens have loud mouths, but the silent majority is what counts. God bless America!”
We Aren’t That Stupid
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in California this week to pat himself on the back for saving Christmas. He praised his deliverance of goods as “an extraordinary achievement.” Then, continuing on the self-aggrandizement tour, Pete made another outlandish statement: “One of the reasons why Christmas was not in fact canceled is that ports like L.A. and Long Beach moved record levels or goods, allowing an all-time record high in terms of retail sales his holiday season.”
California liberals may herald the man’s handling of no Lean Cuisine or Dewar’s scotch on the shelves. Still, the rest of America ain’t buying the fertilizer Pete is attempting to sell. Social media reacted with photos of empty shelves across the country, and the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden made yet another round of posting colorful and embarrassing proof.
Joe Kauffman in Elkhart, IN remembers Mayor Pete’s astounding fixes: “He probably put round-a-bouts out in the ocean and said ‘fixed’. That’s all he did in South Bend.”
If that’s the case, it explains the logjam of container ships.
~ Read more from Sarah Cowgill.