Frank Thoughts: Supreme Court, Patriotism, and the Door
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I was going to wait another week before doing another one of these, but a bunch of stuff happened that I really wanted to talk about, so lucky you.
Supreme Court Decisions
That was some series of Supreme Court decisions last week. Affirmative action struck down, religious liberty upheld (no, you don’t have to bake the cake), and then Biden’s student loan “forgiveness” smacked down.
It’s like Clarence Thomas took all of the left’s favorite things and just smashed them to pieces with his gavel while they watched.
But he did it out of love.
Still, a lot of people on the left have to be upset about these decisions. We should comfort them by telling them that their positions on these issues were in fact bad and dumb, and thus it’s good they lost.
Biden Needs to Apologize
So Biden played a trick on a bunch of gullible people. He said he was going to “forgive” $10,000 in student loans for people even though he knew he had no power to do so. It was super mean.
You could see Biden giggling through the whole Supreme Court case while Justices looked at what he did and said, “What are you doing? You don’t have the power to do this?” I think Biden just didn’t realize how many people he hurt who didn’t understand the gag of him bypassing the separation of powers.
Biden needs to have a televised address where he apologizes to everyone he tricked. “Sorry, I thought pretending I could erase student debt was really funny. Next time I do an executive order like that, I’ll clearly label it ‘satire.’”
They’re rioting in France. If I was stuck in France, I’d probably riot too. “Why am I here?” I’d be like. “Everyone is speaking weird monkey jibber, and I can’t understand anything!” I’d shout. And then I’d get mad and start smashing cars.
The Parties on Patriotism
We just had our Independence Day celebration, and that’s a time for many of the left to talk about how they don’t like America. The left, much like Adolf Hitler, don’t care to see the American flag waved around in a patriotic manner. This points to an advantage the Republicans have had in elections: They actually kind of like this country they want to be in charge of. Once, the Democrats tried to put in their party platform, “America is kind of okay,” but then the far-left rioted and burnt down half the convention center, so they had to remove it.
So this billionaire bought Twitter a little while ago, and it’s been mixed what he’s done with it.
One thing I like is that he has these things called “Community Notes” — which you’d think would have all the problems you’d usually get with “fact checks” but somehow is really well done, and it’s hilarious to see all the liars on Twitter get tagged with them. A+.
One thing I don’t like is that there was this badge that verified people who were they said they were, which was especially important for famous people who people might want to imitate. Well, that badge was taken from the famous people and then given to whoever paid eight dollars, and now all the badge means is, “This guy can write a longer tweet if he feels like it.”
Then there was this rate limit to keep people from reading so many tweets, but reading tweets is why most people use Twitter. I dunno, I had high hopes when a successful billionaire took over, but now it’s starting to feel like an episode of The Three Stooges.
There’s a new Twitter-killer this week, though, from Instagram. There’s one pretty much every week where everyone is like, “I’m leaving for this new site!” and then they don’t leave, and the new site is never mentioned again. It’s a fun thing people do at Twitter.
More Movie Disasters
So I didn’t see the new Indiana Jones movie because I didn’t feel like that. That apparently was a popular sentiment.
This wouldn’t have happened if I were a movie executive. If someone came to me and said, “Hey, I have an idea: Let’s do another Indiana Jones movie!”
I’d have said, “No. That’s a dumb idea. He’s too old now.”
I would have saved the studio hundreds of millions of dollars. I’d probably get a big bonus.
That Dreamworks movie Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken also came out and was a huge flop, but there’s no great hot take on why that flopped, so it’s a double disaster. Even though none of us saw Dial of Destiny, at least we’re talking about why it was a bad idea!
Everyone Loves Sidequest
Yay, the reviews on Sidequest are now fixed. Instead of showing no reviews, it now shows 309. See; I told you people liked that book.
For longtime IMAO fans, you may remember the t-shirt babe SarahK. Well, we’ve been married for 18 years now!
It’s been a great 18 years, and one of the greatest things to come out of it is little Winchester. He now lives in the wilds.