Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
90 year old nursing home resident chooses assisted suicide over another lockdown
A Canadian woman, Nancy Russel, was as healthy as a 90 year old could be.
But she chose to die rather than go through another lockdown at her nursing home, and the isolation which comes with it.
Canada does not require a terminal illness in order to qualify for medically assisted suicide. But still, the first time Nancy applied she was denied.
But the second time she asked to die, “more concrete medical health issues” had developed, and she was approved.
Nancy was allowed to die surrounded by family, singing a song she chose, instead of alone and depressed.
What is wrong with this world that a government would rather assist someone to die rather than allow people to live their lives?
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Governor Instructs Schools to Interrogate Children About Thanksgiving Gatherings
Just before Thanksgiving, the Governor of Vermont hopped on Twitter– which is apparently the only platform now for making important announcements.
He started by shaming and guilt tripping anyone who dared to celebrate Thanksgiving with family.
“Unfortunately, we know some will still get together and schools have asked for help.
@VTEducation will direct schools to ask students or parents if they were part of multi-family gatherings and if the answer is yes, they’ll need to go remote for 14 days or 7 days and a test.”
So the Vermont Department of Education instructed schools to interrogate children about what they did over Thanksgiving weekend, so that they can inform on their families.
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Hypocrisy Roundup: The Latest Politicians Who Broke Their Own Rules
You’ve probably already heard about Governor Newsom of California breaking his own rules to attend a maskless birthday dinner party.
Or Nancy Pelosi demanding a salon open up to do her hair, when it was supposed to be closed according to San Francisco’s lockdown rules.
But it’s not just these top politicians guilty of COVID hypocrisy.
It seems like everyone from Governors to County Dog Catchers feel like they are above the laws they create and enforce on the peasants.
Last month, the Mayor of Austin appeared on screen, from Mexico, and told Austin residents: “We need to stay home if you can. This is not the time to relax.”
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Mayor of Denver Tweeted to “avoid travel if you can.” 30 minutes later, he boarded a flight to Houston, and then drove to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family.
Last week the Los Angeles County Supervisor voted to ban outdoor dining. And just a few hours later, she was seen dining out at an LA restaurant.
Peasants! The rules are for thee, not for me.
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Cambridge professors fight back against new free speech rules
Cambridge University professors are taking a stand against proposed new rules which could see them punished for free speech critical of certain ideas.
The governing body of the University proposed forcing professors to be respectful of all opinions and identities. But Professors say the wording of the new rules is so vague, that it could neuter their ability to state an opinion.
One Cambridge Professor claims that the “Stalinist left among the student union who like to “cancel” people” are responsible for trying to restrict any controversial speech.
In turn, professors proposed amendments to the rules, among them, making it harder to ban or disinvite campus speakers because of student protests.
Interesting to see the professors take a stand against mob rule on campus. They have likely painted targets on themselves for the woke mob.
Biden already signals reckless abandon on spending and debt
The incoming presidential administration wants Neera Tanden to lead the US Office of Budget and Management.
This former Hillary Clinton Aide wrote an article at the beginning of the pandemic titled: “Deficit and Debt Shouldn’t Factor Into Coronavirus Recession Response.”
She argued, “Deficits and debt pose no comparable risk [to COVID-19]. Policymakers should set aside their concerns about red ink and deliver the response the crisis demands.”
Sure, let’s continue to pretend that massive debts and the devaluing of the dollar will have no impact, ever.
This is just another clear signal that debt and money printing will only accelerate, stealing from future generations.