What I saw when I turned on the TV the morning of 9/11/2001…
I, and the world I lived in, was never the same.
An sensible explanation of the difference between e-cigs and cigarettes…
Vaping has allowed both my wife and myself, smokers since the Sixties, to completely abandon cigarettes and all the nastiness associated with them. Naturally, the government wants to regulate them out of existence and the nanny-staters are in lockstep.
There’s a new brand of Puritanism sweeping this country and we will all suffer because of it. The anti-vapers are but one aspect.
vid via Instapundit
“Look, it’s really simple,” Carlson says. “The SAT 50 years ago pulled a lot of smart people out of every little town in America and funneled them into a small number of elite institutions, where they married each other, had kids, and moved to an even smaller number of elite neighborhoods. We created the most effective meritocracy ever.”
“But the problem with the meritocracy,” he continues, is that it “leeches all the empathy out of your society … The second you think that all your good fortune is a product of your virtue, you become highly judgmental, lacking empathy, totally without self-awareness, arrogant, stupid—I mean all the stuff that our ruling class is.”
Carlson recounts, with some amusement, how he saw these attitudes surface in his neighbors’ response to Trump’s victory. He recalls receiving a text message on election night from a stunned Democratic friend declaring his intention to flee the country with his family. Carlson replied by asking if he could use their pool while they were gone.
I’m not sure what the fix for this problem is, but it won’t be easy, and it’s liable to not be peaceful. We Deplorables have become… restive.
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