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“Let’s Go Brandon” threatens to Redpill the USA

It’s the laughter that gives it away.

The power of the phrase Lets Go Brandon is that it’s a coded message. In an unguarded moment it reveals how many people in the room get the joke. In a safe way, everyone who disapproves of Woke, political correctness, media activism or Joe Biden can see for themselves that nearly everyone around them does too.

For anyone who isn’t aware of what this strange social phenomenon is, read this. It’s a new form of mass rebellion in an era when cancel culture, censorship, and media bias suppressed the other options.

As Matt Taibbi explains, the masses are trolling the same media hacks and pompous elite players who were fine with four years of  yelling “F*^* Trump”.  And while F*^* Joe Biden is a protest cry, Let’s Go Brandon is so much better.  It’s politer, funnier and pops the media bubble too. Conservatives who would not be comfortable with a crass chant can get in on the joke. Anyone fed up with media propaganda can join in, which is a lot of people.

And that’s what makes it so dangerous for the Culture Controllers. They use kindergarten namecalling and bullying to win victories they don’t deserve but it’s all incredibly fragile. Bullies need to isolate people so they can intimidate them into silence. They can’t bully the whole crowd, and once everyone in the group realizes that they are all targets together, the weapon breaks. Bullies can’t mock a crowd that is mocking them. It’s an Emperors-New-Clothes moment.

The Culture Controllers have successfully twisted most of the potent Right Wing words into weapons against the right. It stops the non-left from getting together behind one banner. The “Alt-Right” was quickly turned from being a broad anti-establishment term to a White Supremacist badge, and good people fled.

The bullies are already trying to equate “Let’s Go Brandon” with ISIS.

The “Let’s Go, Brandon!” Freakout Goes Next-Level

Matt Taibbi:

A Southwest pilot earns ISIS comparisons for joking into a loudspeaker, as pundits continue to mass-forget the previous four years.

The phrase has since become a war cry for people all over the country, being at once a burn on Biden, the anxious, airbrushing press, and the corporate conglomerates who are taking pre-emptive action to try to prevent such outbursts from ever again darkening America’s door (“NASCAR and NBC have since taken steps to limit ‘ambient crowd noise’ during interviews,” as the AP put it).

Now WFBI agent Rangappa has essentially declared “Let’s Go, Brandon!” the equivalent of an ISIS war cry.  Supportive hand-wringing from press/natsec colleagues (is there a difference?) was instantaneous. “Donald Trump tried to overthrow American democracy and at least one Southwest Airlines pilot thinks that’s just fine,” cried HuffPo’s S.V. Date. “Come fly the extremist skies,” chimed in official #Resistance mascot Aaron Rupar.

Is it really possible that these people don’t get they’re being trolled? Part of the joke of “Let’s Go Brandon,” of course, is that you couldn’t go five minutes during the last administration without hearing someone in pearls or a bowtie screaming “Fuck Trump!” I don’t remember Rangappa pumping out “Osama de Niro” tweets after this celebrated Tony Awards appearance.

Let’s Go Brandon threatens to Redpill the USA about the FakeNews media, and the rank unpopularity of Mr 80-million-votes. The faster it spreads, the harder it will be for the namecallers to twist it into “domestic terrorism”. So run Brandon, run. The moment is here.

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136 comments to “Let’s Go Brandon” threatens to Redpill the USA

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    John+R+Smith

    There must be a God.
    Only a benevolent Almighty could create such a perfect self inflicted, shot to the foot of the woke, forcing them into a self mutilating, logic circling vortex.
    A sense of humor and comeuppance that an only be of Divine origin.

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      John+R+Smith

      can only be
      spell check is not of Divine origin

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      PeterS

      Yes there is a God but there is also S.t.n along with his dem0niacally influenced if not possessed people in worldly positions of power. Ultimately of course they will be defeated and thrown into the lake of fire, along with the the fallen angels. I look forward to that day with much joy and anticipation.

      The fingerprints of strategic demonic leadership are all-over the globalist totalitarian plans

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      el+gordo

      There is no god and Let’s Go Brandon is naturally inspired.

      [It’s big important topic, but off topic at #1. Both of you stop. – Jo]

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        OriginalSteve

        Ah EG…you are in for a rude shock….

        “Brandon” has reached Australia, its in use, and growing. People arent all stupid.

        People know about Administrator Bidet and the “election”.

        Nothing is so powerful and unstoppable, as an idea whose time has come…..

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          GlenM

          The ABC just found out about by it informing the uninformed. Yes, Aunty the great unwashed deplorables have their say. You heard it first on your ABC. Not.

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            Deano

            When the ABC have to pretend they’d never heard of “Let’s Go” to avoid admitting its popularity, it reminds me standing in a crowded lift next to a sexy lady wearing a low-cut top and pretending you haven’t noticed her.

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            SimonB

            That’s because they have their own war cry,’decolonising’. They leave the sarcastic uninformed retorts to Paul Barry! You know, one of the old white men who has ‘enjoyed’ a four decade taxpayer funded career and now decries white privilege and wants to decolonise Australian society? His job would be good start, but interesting none of those virtue signallers are prepared to fall on their sword of privilege and give their job to a ‘first nations person from anywhere in the world’. Now that is Australian taxpayer fake news which is eminently laughable!

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          Thousands attended an Anti Andrews protest today in Melbourne where Let’s Go Bran DAN was unleashed on our Dictator Dan.

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        R.B.

        A bit over the top but on the right track. Much of this social justice stuff is to peck at people until they are submissive, with no real objective other than that. Just have people walking on egg shells or tspping their headcwhile rubbing their tummies so as to not appear homophobic.

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      Let’s go Bran DAN has appeared in Victoria, which could lead to new number plates as well as bumper stickers for supporters.

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    Mark Kaiser

    Wonderful article Jo. Thanks. I especially like your “In a safe way,” point. It’s such a refreshing change from the non-stop vile insults posed to conservatives.

    I also like that it has replaced the “F Joe Biden” chant, although I understand why people were saying that. “Let’s go Brandon” is so much classier.

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    Dr Simon Thompson

    Wonderful post Jo.
    I believe the Victorian equivalent is “Let’s go Dandenong” (Speaking of the member for Mulgrave)

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      Greg in NZ

      And over the ditch (the Tasman Sea to non-Antipodeans) it’s a resounding “Let’s Go, Cindy!” – with any luck she’ll be gone by lunchtime.

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      Graeme No.3

      Dandenong might be taken to refer to Gabrielle, admittedly one I’d never vote for if I was in her electorate.

      I’m not sure of a winning slogan for you although if you can work “Mulgrave Mussolini” in feel free to use it.

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    a+happy+little+debunker

    The Audio of the Southwest airline pilot sounds a lot more like ‘let’s go braves’, as in the Atlanta Braves, than ‘let’s go brandon’.

    That progressives have gotten into a snit, because of this – tells us again that the totalitarians are the enemy of the people, not the populists or the demagogues

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      GreatAuntJanet

      Or “prepare for landing”, which sounds even more likely. Either way, the media’s heads are being messed with and I like it.

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      Forrest Gardener

      The up-down-up-down sing song can be applied to almost anything. I eat corn flakes.

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        paul courtney

        Mr. Gardener: How dare you say such a vulgar thing about our president!!?? That “corn flakes” reference is obviously a racist dog whistle!
        /s/, I promise.

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    clarence.t

    Not a good time to be a “Brandon” supporter ! 😉

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      Deano

      It’d be interesting to find what the most popular baby names are next year in USA. Brandon for sons of Republican parents would be my bet. Not so popular with Democrat parents though.

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    Global Cooling

    Dissidents can win with right messaging not just by commenting the topics that MSM has selected. Ridicule is fine but you need to talk about the alternatives to cutting CO2, wind turbines and solar panels etc.

    Look at https://lowcarbdownunder.com.au/ and notice how they sell their alternative: weight loss and health benefits. Message is positive and they back it up with academic research that has been difficult to silence.

    Grass root movements are difficult to weed. This is why ISIS and others also work without visible central command.

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      Forrest Gardener

      And just to illustrate the power of the sing song … let’s go car-bon.

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      Hugh

      I think low carb diets are to be recommended for many.

      But I don’t want to cut CO2. On the contrary, I want it to increase. CO2 is great for the earth’s plants and thus the pyramid of life.

      And so too is global warming. Where does most of earth’s biomass occur: The equator plus or minus 40 degrees, or the poles plus or minus 40 degrees? When was life, according to science, most furiously flourishing on earth? During the Ice Ages, or during the age of the dinosaurs, when the average temp was 25 degrees C, double what it is now?

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        Global Cooling

        I am pro life as you. There is no need to cut CO2.

        If we think fundamental physics related to energy, we notice that nuclear bonds bind more energy than molecular bonds (fuels), far more than ions (batteries) or photons or gravity.

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        ” … according to science …”

        The problem is that follow the science now means find someone who claims to be a scientist and can feign support for your subjective opinion with sciency sounding language and then call your opinion settled.

        The left has transformed objectivity into subjectivity and this affects far more than just science. “Let’s go Brandon” is a pretty objective statement of discontent, so maybe this trend is being reversed.

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    TdeF

    It’s not just wokeness. There is a delicious irony in that the phrase demonstrates how the extremely left media will do and say anything to protect their Dear Leader and ignore his failings, his massive unpopularity and the anger in the community. It was a media invention after all. Florida Governor De Santis played to this when his mention of the ‘Brandon Administration’ to wild applause and laughter.

    Laughing at the administration, at Washington, at Wokeness is such effective ridicule. From the Latin, ridere, to laugh.

    And it is a measure of the utter frustration in the entire community on so many issues. Offering to pay illegal aliens half a million each, a million dollars a family for being inconvenienced, more than 911 survivors or families or maimed war veterans is a total affront to all Americans. Only a billion dollars. And trying to pass another $5,000 Billion in handouts on the basis that you can just print the money and damn inflation should have people in the streets. It is a direct and intentional attack and devastating on the savings and quality of life of all Americans by extreme members of congress who openly hate the United States.

    But open public ridicule is so much more effective and as inflation soars and petrol reaches record heights, it is obvious that in nine short months, We the people have had enough.

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      TdeF

      And Afghanistan shows that Biden has lost the plot completely. The question is who told him to do it. And why?

      Also the farce in Glasgow, claiming that he did not know France was blindsided on the AUKUS deal and strategic alliance shows just as clearly that either he is a total liar or more likely, really had no idea.

      Whoever is running the Brandon White House and administration, it is not the elected President, nor the Vice President. Both are on permanent holiday.

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        TdeF

        How long before he is served with Articles of Impeachment? And Harris. I do not think they will last to the mid term elections. Just go Brandon.

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          Graeme No.3

          One problem is that the lower house wouldn’t dare issue impeachment articles with a Democrat majority there, and enough Democrats in the Senate to block any adverse finding.
          Another problem is that the President would be replaced by the Vice-President, and I doubt that many Democrats are demented enough to want that.
          And, should they dump the V-P then Nancy Pelosi would be in line. The sooner the elections come the better.

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            TdeF

            Technically yes. Such an impeachment would fail before the midterms, a year from now. But it can start. Biden’s admission on Ukraine, even boast about removing the prosecutor is exactly the sort of thing of which Trump was accused.

            And then how did the Biden family get so rich when he was all his life only a public servant on $140,000 a year. Plus Hunter’s laptop and trips on air force one. And the Chinese and Ukranian connections. But the most important is probably Afghanistan. Biden has the power as President, but he is still answerable to congress for his actions. And who can excuse what he did?

            The process will start. And it will be popular. Plus Democrats will abandon him, to save themselves against the Red wave sweeping America. And I do not mean the communists.

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              Frank from NoVA

              How about this:

              Article IV

              Section 4
              The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

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          Fuel Filter

          How long?

          Well, take a look at the Virginia Governor’s race, as well as the very close call Murphy had in New Jersey. As well as a couple dozen other down-ticket races.

          Right now the Left is pi$$ing it’s collective panties re our mid-terms in 2022.

          Short answer? A Red Wave in coming. [snip] And they [the Left] surely know it.

          [snip and edit by ED. Avoid words that may be misinterpreted.]ED

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      Yonniestone.

      Correct, to mock a leader that wants to be taken seriously is an old propaganda tool used by all countries during conflict, many here would remember as a youngster singing the ‘Hitler has only one brass ball’ song or hearing ‘better dead than red’ post WW2.

      Its not the words so much as the installation of courage through laughing at death in a way even though the dictators of last century were to be feared more than an angry old man demanding ice cream and his nappy be changed.

      A great phrase born of serendipity to be used against the climate cult would be a fantastic way get more people aware of its folly, Greta’s ‘how dare you!’ came close.

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    Ronin

    ‘Flop26’ has well and truly lived up to it’s name.

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      TdeF

      Nothing at Flop26 was about anyone’s climate or even the weather. It was about funding the UN and their mendicant states and trillions of dollars and pushing the idea the the UN and EU and China should run the world, a new axis. China did not attend but Zimbabwe which sent 100 people. Why? Certainly the massive problems in Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Libya, Lebanon and many more have nothing at all to do with Climate. And why did Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos attend? And where were Cher and Barbra Streisand? Circus is not strong enough. Money go round fits.

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    Travis T. Jones

    No … no it won’t …

    Beware Donald Trump: the pussy hat will be the protest symbol of our times

    https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/donald-trump-beware-pink-pussyhat-power-20170201-gu2uyo.html

    The slogan carries so many triggers, and, unlike a pink hat and a f**k Trump sign, you don’t have to carry anything.

    Just say, “Let’s go Brandon.”

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    Carguy Pete

    I’m not sure those outside of the U.S. understand how much this Let’s Go Brandon chant has permeated.
    I was at a Walmart and checking out my purchases with a 20 something cashier and just as I was leaving I said Let’s Go Brandon.
    The cashier and other people within earshot all laughed because they got it and agreed.

    81 million Biden votes? Bullocks!

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      OriginalSteve

      Where things are now reminds me of winding up a jet engine, you have the compressor spun up to speed, the fuel has just started and the spark is about to be fired….

      We have ignition….

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      Ross

      I’m in Australia mate and I was listening to it probably at least 1 month ago. We’re are all interconnected now- everything funny or interesting goes viral pretty quick.

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        True Ross, but many Australians are still in a silo that doesn’t mention Brandon. That’s why it’s so important to take this and run with it. The more mentions of Brandon the harder it is for all Silos to ignore it.

        But the Redpill may have an expiry date, sooner or later the Collectivists will figure out some kind of response — a way to lie, twist or pre-empt the meme. The faster this wave moves the more effective it is. As the Left try to control it and stomp on the meme their rushed overreaction is revealing in itself.

        The more they overreact the better the RedPill works. Don’t give them time to plan.

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          wal1957

          My sister visited me on wednesday. I asked her what she thought about “lets go Brandon”. She had never heard it before. Not surprised. She and her partner are ABC/SBS viewers. Although to be fair I don’t think there has been much coverage of this on any of our MSM.

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          PeterPetrum

          We had dinner at our local golf club with a couple that we have not seen for a while, thanks to Covid. They are not left wingers but get their news from the ABC and free to air TV. I asked them if they had heard of “Let’s go, Brandon” and they both shook their heads. When I explained it to them they laughed and thought it funny but, gee, it just goes to show what power the media has to hide what it wants to hide.

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            PeterS

            Some time ago one could say ignorance is bliss. Not any more if one is to avoid being indoctrinated to death.

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    Phillip Sweeney

    A big thank you to woke NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast for coining the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon”.

    Chants of “F–k Joe Biden” were first heard at sporting events in early September 2021. “Let’s Go Brandon” came into use after NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast incorrectly described a chant of “F–k Joe Biden” by spectators at a NASCAR Xfinity Series race as “Let’s go, Brandon” during a televised interview of driver Brandon Brown on October 2, 2021.

    [wee edit. LVA]

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    ‘Run, Brandon, run’ is also pretty good! I think we might be seeing the birth of an entire Brandon industry.

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      Forrest Gardener

      Or even … I want ice cream.

      Anything with the dah-dum-dah-dum slightly flat sound.

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        Mark+Allinson

        “Anything with the dah-dum-dah-dum slightly flat sound.”

        Or, in prosodic nomenclature, a trochaic rhythm.

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          Forrest Gardener

          I had heard of the iambic pentameter but little did I know that this is a fully developed area of study. Let’s go Brandon.

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    Serge Wright

    There is no doubt that the “Brandon Administration” is the most morally and socially corrupt and abhorrent government in the history of any western government anywhere. For example, what government opens its border and then pays enormous sums of money in reparations to those that enter illegally ?. And this is just the latest example of government crimes against their own people, which include branding parents as terrorists for wanting a say in their child’s education, and branding anyone racist for objecting to any part or their extreme ideological agenda. This government has declared war on its own people and is now set on a fast track to bring down the entire state.

    “Let’s Go Brandon” is more than a meme and is a cry of outrage against the woke state as people wake up to the real crooked agenda being run by those in power. ‘Wokeism’ is the new religion that ties climate change, race, gender and sexual preference with traditional Marxism, to form a political, social and religious movement all in one, which is why it’s so dangerous. The religious beliefs of ‘Wokeism’ are seen as morally righteous and it’s how they justify the lies, censorship, propaganda and violence, which are needed to ensure the right outcome. Conservative Christianity is obviously seen as the biggest enemy, being the major competing religious belief and this is why it has become the target. Wokeism is probably the biggest threat the west has ever faced as it seeks a complete takeover and control of everything, effectively removing all personal freedom. It’s probably more evil than communism in the way it seeks to divide society by gender, race and skin colour.

    With Wokeism now infecting and controlling all of government, media and big business, and appearing as a seemingly impossible force, enter “Brandon” the biggest public display of “F…YOU” in western history, but not just to a government but to the most dangerous religious-political movement we have seen since Nazism. “Lets Go Brandon” might just be the opposing force that helps stop this rot.

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      OriginalSteve

      President Brandon is in name only, its openly acknowledged its Obummers 3rd term….thats why you can have a cognitively impaired goof and a 2nd in command cackler, as token figureheads….

      The US isnt being run from the whitehouse….rather from some communist HQ ..

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        PeterS

        I think the truth is slowly coming out that Obama is the actual POTUS albeit not official of course. I noticed something odd was going on immediately after Trump won the election when I was reading material pointing out how Obama was setting up offices on Washington to oppose Trump. I have suspected all along that Obama has been working behind the scenes all along and to this day. IMHO he is evil.

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    Analitik

    A Republican congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, has even appeared at an event with a Let’s Go Brandon red dress (as a double mock of AOC’s Tax The Rich dress). Here she is pictured with some fellow white supremacists.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TWShannon/status/1456412326534467587

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    Analitik

    The very best aspect of the Let’s Go Brandon meme is that it came out of a pitiful attempt at damage control by a lefty reporter. It makes it all the more difficult for the left to demonize the saying since they created it

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    Ruairi

    ‘Let’s go Brandon’ sounds modest and mild,
    But the words have gone viral and wild,
    Which Republicans sing,
    Taunting woke and left-wing,
    Leaving Democrats rattled and riled.

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    Ross

    It’s brilliant. I imagine the lefties will be trying to invent another slogan / chant that rhymes with Donald Trump. I bought a hat today with “Let’s go Brandon “ emblazoned on its peak with FBJ in the background. Can’t wait to wear it. ( coming from the US)

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    Ross

    … FJB in the background.

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    Hanrahan

    Jo is correct, this is more than an anti Joe meme. I think the loudest message is to the fake news media: We know what you are doing!

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      PeterS

      The fake news media also know what they are doing but they do it anyway as they think they are communicating with fools. Well, they are right on that point to some extent at least but as the old saying goes, they can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but they can’t fool all the people all of the time.

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        another ian

        And they forget (or never heard) the fourth bit

        “And when you are caught trying to fool the people everything you ever said or will say is suspect”

        As the cartoon says

        “If you do not trust the government you are boy a conspiracy theorist.

        You are a history buff”

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    Hanrahan

    A question of our US friends: The drover’s dog could win the Presidency NOW if endorsed by Trump but would TDS still debar Trump himself?

    I’m taken by the idea that Donald gets elected to the house in the midterms, becomes speaker and wreaks havoc with impeachments. There are a number in the GOP who could make good Presidents. But they must get rid of the Turtle.

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      John Hultquist

      The Donald should do what he does best – rattle the chains of celebrities, media, and members of the “Brandon Administration.”
      In the Virginia election, Glenn Youngkin ran on local issues, particularly education. Trump did not make the election about him, but his supporters were not pushed away, and Trump’s influence was felt.
      This should be the strategy for the mid-terms – and Trump should not run for office, nor actively campaign for the drover’s dog or anyone else. He incites the democratic voters; and Republican candidates need the central and right-leaning suburban moms.

      I wrote something similar on this site about 10 months ago. The Republican National Committee should send me a big (huuugh) check for my advice.

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    tolip ydob

    I feel sorry for the old codger. I refrain from piling on because it is better to watch the self infliction from a distance.

    By my estimation Jill and Hunter have been tag team bulling him for many years already.

    LOL, but I will one of the ones laughing if I hear it…

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    Earl

    I feel for the Southwest pilot. The story goes that way back in the distant past of the 1970s a certain JAL (Japan Airlines) flight was taxiing out to begin its journey to Honolulu. The JAL pilot came over the intercom and welcomed all passengers aboard explaining that flight time would be x and they would arrive at local time y. His voice then dropped and he half whispered “…and they don’t know we are coming”.

    Ahhh the good old days.

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    David Maddison

    “Let’s go, Brandon” is a work of genius, intentional or not.

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    Alistair Crooks

    “Let’s go Brandon” is of the same genre as “The Emperor has no clothes”

    Once everyone has noticed, there is no going back.

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      Binny Pegler

      I’m fairly sure facebook was shadow banning the phase a month ago.
      I made a comment about it and not a single reaction.

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    Ronin

    How much to rent a billboard for a month, I’d love to see ‘Let’s go, Bran-don’ in lights.

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    David Maddison

    Given the progress of Biden’s dementia, how long do you think it will be before he won’t be able to appear in public?

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      “… how long do you think it will be before he won’t be able to appear in public?”

      Long before he was ever elected. One of the contributing factors to his election was that he hid in his basement away from the public as the media demonized Trump and gave him cover and praise. The few times he did emerge, it was already pretty clear that his brain was toast.

      There can be no doubt that those around him also noticed and have been committing elder abuse in order to push an evil and destructive agenda. Deep down, Biden may actually know right from wrong, as evidenced by his initial reaction to the idea of monetary settlements to illegal aliens who were inconvenienced by breaking US law that Trump’s Executive branch was duty bound by the Constitution to enforce. Ironically, it was actually a Biden campaign pledge to do just that, which apparently, he was equally unaware of.

      This aggregeous breach of trust by the DOJ in collusion with the ACLU has a dual purpose which is to set precedent that following Constitutional obligations is somehow evil if subjective politics doesn’t agree with the law, and to support their continuing rhetoric that Trump is evil for following his Constitutional obligations.

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    Steve of Cornubia

    I worry about the cultural rot in the west, and the apparent determination to divide us on racial lines. I also worry about the economic impact of progressive/green policies.

    But more than those, I worry about the growing weakness of the West militarily and what that might lead to while the CCP is growing stronger and more belligerent.

    In a ridiculously short space of time, Obama and the Democrats, and now whoever is pulling Biden’s strings, have emasculated America creating a power vacuum that WILL be filled. That’s the nature of humans. Biden’s administration – and the Democrats generally – has been shown to be pathetically incompetent and untrustworthy. Exhibit 1: the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Add to that the awful performance of American forces in several regions lately, essentially being pushed around by everybody, including Iran. Then a massive war game between US and UK troops ends with utter humiliation for the Yanks. Xi Jinping must be salivating, with a twitchy trigger finger hovering over the ‘Start WW3’ button.

    An opportunistic CCP, especially one facing its own economic woes and the consequent potential for civil unrest, is going to be so so tempted to capitalise on this period of American weakness. I therefore expect an invasion of Taiwan within the next year or so, then the inevitable expansion of hostilities that will engulf a largely powerless Australia, preceded by the rapid collapse of Japan and S. Korea. As for Europe, no help will come from that quarter because Russia will launch a simultaneous attack in that direction, just to keep them occupied while the main event takes place in the Pacific.

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      TdeF

      Please consider Russia is the country most threatened by Chinese expansionism and have a very long border with China.

      We have been told Russia was the enemy, but it is a European country much desired by Britain, France, Germany, Turkey and invaded by just about everyone. Ballet, music and so much science has come out of Russia. Hitler’s untermenschen beat him, at enormous cost.
      Under the Mongol yoke for hundreds of years, the people are really indistinguishable from most of Europe and the French Revolution just brought misery to Russia. However they have the largest country on the planet and it is full of gas, oil, gold, diamonds and immense forests. If you were Russian, you might be scared of America, but you would be more scared of China. Only Mutual Assured Destruction stops an invasion. As with Hitler’s Germany, the superficial alliance is one of necessity, for now.

      And while Russia had 250Million people before WWII to China’s 400 Million and India’s 400 million, the new equation without the muslim satellites of the CSSR is 150 million to 1.5 Billion and 1.5 Billion. Russia is the flash point, not the enemy of Europe. But it has been easier for successive US governments to demonise Russia and laud China. It is simply wrong policy. China is now the open aggressor and is poised to attack anyone, especially Japan and Russia. Their goal is openly to be the most powerful country on the planet.

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        PeterS

        It would not surprise me to see Russian and the US become allies as China becomes more and more of a threat. What makes it hard for that to happen right now is the fact that for so long Russian has been painted as the bad guy, which is only partly true while China has been ignored as the far worse guy in town, so to speak. People forget that Russia today is not the same as Soviet Russia of the past who happen to have been more like the CCP. Mind you I don’t trust Putin but then again I don’t trust any leader of any nation today. I certainly do not trust our leader in Australia. Opposition candidates in most if not all situations are far worse, with the possible exception of Trump in the US. We are slowly being cooked to death.

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        Tel

        China depends on Russian gas to get through the winter, which gives Russia a reasonable position of safety, for the time being.

        Don’t confuse the Mongolians who swept through Russia and into Eastern Europe with the Han Chinese who control China today … very different cultures.

        Only Mutual Assured Destruction stops an invasion.

        Hopefully it never comes to that, but Russia has demonstrated the capability as a last resort. Russia has a better navy than China and better hypersonic cruise missile technology.

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    Hanrahan

    China has made the mistake of hissing EVERYONE off, they have no friends. They are not in a position to take on “the world”.

    Their forces are mismatched so they could not become expansionist: Their Navy is now the biggest but until now they have been a brown water one, their jet engines are neither powerful nor reliable and the couple of aircraft carriers they have have no catapults so they can’t launch fully armed, fully fuelled aircraft. Their army is formidable but no nation will ever put boots on the ground in China, other than border skirmishes. Besides the Indians think they are sooks, little emperors.

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      TdeF

      But their orbit launched hypersonic weapon has shaken up this notion, another sputnik moment. That was two weeks ago.

      How many other countries can land a rover on the dark side of the moon? Only the US. And with that sophistication, the report is that they are quadrupling their ICBMs which are much more of a threat, if that was possible. The point of the hypersonic delivery is that ICBMs are mostly stoppable, but low level hypersonic weapons with intelligence are utterly unstoppable. This is the country which just released their man made virus on the world, to weaken resistance. For the CCP, weapons are there to be used.

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    rudi

    “Lets go Brandon” is even heard here in the UK amongst those disgruntled with the hypocritical global elites.
    Is Brandon on his way to becoming a global celebrity?

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    Fuel Filter

    This one’s gonna go into moderation. But I’ve posted his website before, so here goes…
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    From: https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/woke-gets-whacked-but-hold-the-victory-lap/

    *****
    The Virginia governor’s contest illustrated plainly and clearly what was at issue, all crystalized in the Loudoun County School Board’s idiotic behavior this past year. First was the sex module of the mess: A fifteen-year-old boy pretending to be a girl in a dress raped an actual teenage girl in a “Girls’” bathroom. The Loudoun County School Board covered it up so as not to interfere with its innovative gender confusion pedagogy. The boy rapist was transferred to another school where he committed the same crime all over again. Very bad optics. And WJP candidate Terry McAuliffe told parents to stay out of it, stupidly driving a stake through his own heart in the process.

    Second was the Woke race module, namely Critical Race Theory, the principle that American society is hopelessly and systemically racist and that white people need to be punished for it. The School Board and its political allies denied that this doctrine of Marxist identity politics was being worked into the curriculum. They were lying, of course, and stupidly, because it was very easy to prove.
    *****

    And one more excerpt:

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    The pandemic, so-called, invokes a dark suspicion of official misbehavior at a higher and more sinister level than the mere political inanities of Wokery. The public health officialdom has lied to the nation at every turn in this melodrama, and to the extent that many rational citizens think that the authorities are out to kill them. For instance, you have Dr. Fauci of the NIAID continuing to deny that he played any part in promoting gain-of-function research on viruses here and in the Wuhan lab. His latest dodge was to change the official definition of gain-of-function to an alphabet-salad of obfuscatory bullshit before a Senate committee — for which Senator Rand Paul once again accused him of lying and beseeched him to resign.
    *****

    And a whole lot more real-talk (or mebbie thought-crimes?)

    Please do RTWT, and help Jim out if you can. Patreon link at the bottom. At the very least, check his essays out — twice a week

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      Dave in the States

      I knew that Va wasn’t as blue as perceived when I saw the election breakdown for Fairfax County from 2020. Yes, there were election irregularities there too. If Biden and company had to cheat in Va too, then it wasn’t as solidly blue as it was made out to be.

      It’s true that many in N. Virginia are swamp creatures, but it’s also rather diverse. There’s a lot of military, and also defense contractor employees. The Afghanistan fiasco and the level of disrespect for the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform among Democrats in general, as well as the politicization of the military leadership which has occurred since Obama, doesn’t play well with that segment. The Afghanistan fiasco brought that home brutally.

      There are also a lot of legal immigrants, who are naturalized citizens. Many of whom are refugees from Asia. They haven’t forgotten how Biden persecuted them and didn’t want them during the 70’s and 80’s. Biden’s racist past is not forgotten. Asians are not among those advocated for by CRT. American citizens of Hispanic heritage tend to be very, very, Catholic and strong supporters of traditional conservative values. In the African American community gender bending does not play well.

      Even many government employees are patriotic and not as deep blue as assumed.

      McAuliffe tried to make it a another referendum on the fake “inserection” too, so it wasn’t just about local issues.

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      PeterS

      Yes, Critical Race The0ry has been part and parcel of the push by many in the West as a sort of flagellat.on to punish ourselves for the the sins of the past against non-whites. It has been going on for some time now yet no leader is prepared to call it for what it really is; a means to destroy the West from the inside, typically pushed by the left. Most politicians who supposedly oppose it don’t appear to care and ignore the issue mainly because they are cowards. As a result we end up getting closer to the completion of the destruction of the West. It needs to be be stopped, if it can. At least some leader and/or party has to at least try. None are at the moment in any Western nation. The longer that remains that way the more likely the West will be destroyed for that reason alone – yet there are many other factors still working to achieve the same goal. If anyone wonders why we are in that predicament and is confused as to what to do about it, one only needs to look in the mirror.

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    CHRIS

    Hanrahan sounds a bit like Neville Chamberlain in the 1930s. To ignore China and its increasing hold on global politics is dangerous. China does indeed have friends…North Korea for one. The Chinese rulers must be laughing at the UNs attempts to control them, particularly in the areas of military expansion and climate change. As long as China produces most of the world’s solar panels and wind turbines, the world is in their control. And they are building 10 coal-fired power stations a month. Give me a break.

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      PeterS

      Not sure about that wrt to Hanrahan but that sort of title can certainly be afforded to our PM Morrison who speaks with forked tongue at best wrt emission reductions and coal power. Many of us are greatly disappointed with his performance in that area as well as how he has handled the COVID-19 vaccination issue. I will certainly not be voting for LNP as long as he is leader of that party. I’ve decided I will support UAP given their policies. We need to “red pill” Australia.

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      Hanrahan

      I’m sorry I gave that impression. I have often said that China today is as dangerous, nay more dangerous, than [email protected] Germany. I am also a realist so not overawed by their military power. To get at Australia they would have to pass through Indonesia [who would resist] and land in Darwin before travelling across the dry inland. Would it be worth it? To do it from the east they would need to follow the Japanese around the tip of PNG to Moresby. They would be vulnerable to the Yanks in all that open water.

      An ever increasingly desperate Xi could easily start a war though with a nonchalant attitude about whether it goes nuclear. He probably could win a nuclear war with “only” 200 mill casualties. He would lose no sleep over that.

      That’s why we need Trump, he kept Xi on a leash.

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        H

        Like Switzerland in WW2 – you have to make it too expensive to be worth it.

        With the coal, iron ore etc that is not going to be achieved with masses shanghaies

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    Alex

    The TV journalist who tried to hide the crowd’s shouting F*** JOE BIDEN by telling her viewers that the crowd were shouting LET’s GO BRANDON inadvertently exposed to the world the fakery and the lies of the mainstream media. LET’S GO BRANDON is not only about Biden but also about the whole LEFT, media and all. It exposes their corruption, their lies and their fakery.

    I’m going out on a limb here. This week’s massive Trumpian victory at the polls may not only show how US voters have turned against the Democrats and Biden. It could also be that part of that vote is the fake votes that were cast during the November 2020 presidential election but could not be repeated again.

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      PeterS

      Yes, that was my take on it at the time I saw the interview. It was an “own goal” on the part of the MSM. I doubt they see it that way though. The MSM are too far gone to realise how evil they have become.

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      PeterS

      As for the politics, it will be interesting to see if Armstrong’s view comes true; The Virginia & NJ Elections Warn of Political Chaos in 2022

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      el+gordo

      Its good political satire and the best way to weaken President Biden.

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      Hanrahan

      It could also be that part of that vote is the fake votes that were cast during the November 2020 presidential election but could not be repeated again.

      Eer, who said it could not be repeated? At best it will not be done on such a grand scale again but the NJ Governor is not legitimate and there WAS shenanigans in VA.

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    PeterS

    This guy pulls no punches but makes the most logical and common sense comments I’ve heard for some time. He puts to shame what even all of us here care to admit.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/SDg1eppfBcN7/

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    PeterS

    This guy pulls no punches but makes the most logical and common sense comments I’ve heard for some time. He puts to shame what even all of us here care to admit.
    https://tinyurl.com/ub43m4zx

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    yarpos

    Interesting read on the red pilling journey that appears to be underway

    https://tomluongo.me/2021/11/04/expect-the-democrats-to-not-learn-the-real-lessons-from-virginias-elections/

    Tom has a way with words. I hope this comes to a country like mine quite soon.

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    Furiously+Curious

    Have a look at 7.00 for an very interesting montage on social programming in advertising.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQWlgFYeXlk

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    Harry

    Its a simple schoolyard tactic, full stop. Trump is smiling.

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    SimonB

    In the latest ‘defence’ from the woke, climate activists, race baiters, covid elites is the three word chant ‘Go get educated’! Hilarious in it’s typical leftwing ideology of claim a word, claim the high ground mentality, so they can stay arrogantly ignorant, but morally superior!
    Never heard a more ridiculous phrase from a group who have never learned, nor retained a fact related to the topic they’re ‘experts’ in!
    The ABC chanting ‘decolonising’ everything from politics to Polynesian hair, then trip themselves up by white virtue signalling announcing declaring this is vital for ‘first nations people IN Australia who may have come from ANYWHERE in the world!’
    This too needs a knowing smile and chuckle to call out Australia’s taxpayer funded arrogant ignorance. If words truly are more hurtful than sticks and stones, then they need to be held accountable for the drivel being poured out of a broadcaster and in our taxpayer funded schools!
    Time to call them on ‘go get educated’, demand a fact they can educate us with and call them on just flipping a comment loaded with the unscientific drivel vomitted out in Glasgow to a front row of sleeping old men which looked like nap time at the home for the terminally bewildered!

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    Bruce

    Kultcah Wars?

    Been around for a while. Try this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWx2oQo-2I0&t=15s

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    TdeF

    There is another aspect to this. Conservatives do not like swearing. But commonly for those on the left of politics, it is essential speech, shock tactics and a big part of what is said when words fail. Swearing is part of the leftist DNA.

    So for what many have called the Silent Majority, Let’s Go Brandon is something everyone can shout with glee. Even really nice people. And it’s funny, ironic a euphemism for something much nastier. And it’s humiliating for the Democrats as protesting the true meaning makes it even funnier. They invented it.

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      TdeF

      Plus from the video we have seen, it has grown out of a young crowd reaction to the Biden presidency. The left who have a stranglehold on education, especially at University level have always had great appeal to the young as like all Marxists they appeal to justice, fairness, equity but mean totalitarianism, rule by dictate and identicality, group identity. Humour is banned.

      But the ones yelling and laughing loudest are young people because they seem awake to the elites who treat the working class as trash, white and black. And racially profile the black and brown communities as glued on Democrat voters who can be ignored, especially with open borders, massive handouts to illegal aliens and defund the police who keep their communities safe. There is something about the Americans Last movement which upsets everyone, especially moderate Democrats.

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        another ian

        I notice it seems to now have become “Lets go BranDAN”

        If you can find a copy of John Steinbeck’s “Once there was a war” check out how “Lili Marlene” became a “liberated POW”

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          TdeF

          It was the only song played at the same time every night on radio Bucharest and everyone on both sides grew to love it. In a terrible war, it spoke to all soldiers, the girl waiting at home. In war, the men are often teenagers, disposable.

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    David Maddison

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nascar-denounces-lets-go-brandon-trend-saying-it-wants-to-stay-out-of-politics

    NASCAR is attempting to distance itself from the online “Let’s Go Brandon” trend that was birthed at one of its races saying it does not want to associate itself with politics of the “left or right.”

    “It’s an unfortunate situation and I feel for Brandon, I feel for Kelli,” Steve Phelps, NASCAR’s president, said Friday in comments that were confirmed by NASCAR to Fox News.  “I think, unfortunately, it speaks to the state of where we are as a country. We do not want to associate ourselves with politics, the left or the right.”

    Additionally, Phelps said that NASCAR will crack down on social media users who use its logo to promote the trend. 

    “We will pursue whoever (is using logos) and get that stuff,” Phelps said. “That’s not OK. It’s not OK that you’re using our trademarks illegally, regardless of whether we agree with what the position is.”

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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      Harves

      Interesting that a sport generally associated with Republicans will come out and say they want to remain apolitical. Compare with the liberal MLB that is all in on any woke political stunt.

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        another ian

        Might need to check that. IIRC its origins were in the south.

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        TdeF

        The rich owners of any sport are not the patrons. They are the same money men, elites. And even if they are not, they know better than to anger half the politicians and half their advertisers. Consider that Ben and Jerry’s ice cream have boycotted Israel. This is an ice cream company! Cancelling democratic countries is now acceptable. No one cancels the Chinese market.

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          TdeF

          But it could also be that the owners are being pressured by advertisers and politicians and corporate shareholders and bankers who are looking for a way to shut down the whole thing. Lawyers, trademarks, intimidation. It won’t work. It has entered the public domain forever.

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    https://report24.news/ab-13-jahren-lange-liste-ploetzlich-verstorbener-oder-schwerkranker-sportler/

    German Site Compiles List Of 75 Young Athletes Unexpectedly Suffering Cardiac Arrest Since June

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    Bruce

    Let’s Go Brandin’?

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    CHRIS

    TdeF is in la la land. What the hell has anything to do with sport ownership and politics? Just ask any multi-billionaire owner of a football club (particularly the UK and EU teams). They only want one thing…RESULTS (ie: top of the table). Politics has nothing to do with it. Any kind of sport (especially team sport) is pure TRIBALISM.

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    Alex

    https://ocov2.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/data-products/#images-47

    The link above opens up the first global map constructed from the OCO-2 orbiting carbon observatory, the first compounded image of OCO-2 image averaged CO2 concentration 1-Oct to 11-Nov 2014, This absolves all industrialised continents and sub-continents from CO2 emissions except for Communist China.

    CO2 levels are highest along the southern oceans. Australia is blameless as are Europe and the USA. The CO2 emitting culprits are the oceans, and communist China.

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    Alex

    Correction:

    CO2 levels are highest along the southern oceans including the Amazon and South Africa’s jungles. Australia is blameless as are Europe and the USA. The CO2 emitting culprits are the oceans, old forests and communist China.

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    Natalie Bauer

    Grocery line comment on my “Let’s go Brandon” t-shirt…

    The Snarker finally gets bold as I’m leaving and loudly announces to no one:

    “You know… that might be considered ‘hate speech’.”

    Over my shoulder: “That’s awesome!”

    Clerk leans in: “That means you got it.”

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