Fellow Coloradans, let’s boycott the boycotters

Don't take me out to the ballgame,
Don't take me out to the crowd.
Don't buy me some peanuts 'cuz I'm not broke, 
And I don't care if I never get woke.

Joe Biden lied. And then he lied about lying. And then his press secretary lied about him lying about lying.  

They pitched nothing but spitters. They figured the umpire wouldn’t call them on it – the media is mostly in the bag for the Democrats – and they gambled that nobody else would notice.

But we did notice. If this were baseball, they’d all be banned for life.

What Biden lied about this time was the Georgia voting law. He said it was a Jim Crow law. He said it closed the polls at 5 pm, right as people got off work, and he objected to the requirement for a photo ID. He said it discriminates against black voters, as if white voters don’t work till 5 pm and black voters don’t have ID’s.

It was all a lie. The law doesn’t close the polls at 5 pm at all. In fact, it codifies what was earlier just an informal and inconsistent tradition of keeping them open till 7 pm in most counties. As for photo ID’s, that requirement has consistently been upheld by the Supreme Court even back in the days that the Court leaned left. In any event, studies show that photo ID requirements do not in fact impact blacks disproportionately.

The only persons disproportionately impacted by photo ID laws are voters who aren’t who they say they are. Democrats know that such criminals overwhelmingly vote Democrat.

Even the lefty Washington Post fact checker awarded Biden four Pinocchio’s, the fact checker’s highest “honor.”

No matter. Biden promptly repeated his lie. His mendacious press secretary defended him without even her “circle back” charade where she asks someone with authority at the White House such as Kamala or “Doctor” Jill what to say.

Then corporate America joined the mob. They said the Georgia law is “unacceptable,” as if corporations have veto power over elected representatives and the people who elected them. What happened to the left’s mantra that “corporations aren’t people”?

Nowadays, corporations pretend to be woke to avoid going broke. These corporate cowards include long-time Atlanta corporations Delta and Coca Cola. I’m reminded of a remark attributed to Winston Churchill: “An appeaser is a person who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

Until the crocodile comes for Delta, it’s worth noting that while Delta thinks – or at least says – that it’s racist to require a photo ID for voting, they always require one to board a plane.   

Major League Baseball itself led the corporate retreat. Within an hour after Biden gave the signal, they stole the MLB All-Star game out of Atlanta in order to punish Georgians.

MLB is as hypocritical as Delta. They require a photo ID to pick up tickets at the Will-Call booth, but they think it’s racist to require one for voting.

MLB then relocated the All-Star game to Denver. They took a $100 million dollar event out of Atlanta, a half-black city that voted for Biden, and put it into Denver where blacks comprise only 9% of the population. They chose to punish purportedly racist Georgians by punishing poor black Atlantans and rewarding rich liberal white Denverites.

Who needs poor blacks when you can count on white guilt?

You might assume that the MLB chose Denver because Colorado voting laws are looser than Georgian laws. You’d be wrong. Colorado voting laws are similar to Georgian voting laws. For that matter, so are the voting laws of Delaware, the state that Biden represented for decades in the U.S. Senate.

Unlike our always stupid and newly senile president and his puppet masters, the corporate chieftains didn’t specifically lie about the law’s provisions. They just vaguely parroted the Democrat’s smear of racism. It never even occurred to them to actually read it and compare it against the Colorado and Delaware laws. Because they don’t give a damn about what the law says. They care only about what the left says it says.

That’s always been the easiest path for corporations. They’ve learned that if they don’t play along and pretend sympathy to leftist causes, the corporations and their officers will be targeted for boycotts, protests and even violence. That’s all bad for business.

I grew up in Colorado and have lived here nearly all my life. I love this place, and I have nothing against the Colorado Rockies.

Moreover, baseball seems less woke that basketball or football. Maybe that’s because baseball players put in long, hard and risky years in the minor leagues where they’re paid practically nothing and have only dreams, work and talent. If they finally get to the Majors, they know they earned it on their merit, not their skin color. They have no use for identity politics. They prefer a quick bat, a hard slider and keen eyes.

I like baseball players.

But the right needs to send a message to corporate America. We need to tell them that pandering to the alligator left is not a risk-free strategy. They need to know that there’s a price to pay with the right.

So please, my fellow Coloradans, boycott the All-Star game. Let’s send a message to these cowardly corporations.

Modern education is crap — or Lincoln, math and the CDC are racist

The Center for Disease Control announced in February that schools could safely reopen, and that it was “critical” that they do so. They said the risk of COVID transmission in schools was minimal — even if teachers were not vaccinated — and the damage to children by remaining closed was maximal.

Experience in the schools that have opened bears that out. There have not been cases of widespread transmission of COVID in reopened schools. That’s undoubtedly because children are nearly immune to COVID. And their teachers retire long before they reach the COVID-vulnerable post-65 age group.

That CDC announcement that teachers, vaccinated or not, should return to work was two months ago, though it didn’t get much media attention because teachers are overwhelmingly Democrats and so are the media. Since then, many teachers still refuse to return to work even though many have been vaccinated in the meantime.

So much for “follow the science.”

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Modern art is crap – is Jackson Pollock better than The Aspen Beat?

Which of these large paintings is better? One is by renowned artist Jackson Pollock, and one is by yours truly, The Aspen Beat.

I’m not known as an artist – heck, I’m not even known as a writer – but I can still apply paint to canvas, to myself and to everything else in the vicinity. That’s where my similarities with Pollock end.

Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, got expelled from two high schools, liked Mexican murals, was an alcoholic, and died drunk when he rolled his convertible. The car interior wound up looking like one of his paintings.  

On an artistic level, Pollock is less admirable. His technique was to put the canvas on the floor and drip paint onto it. He called it his “drip technique.”

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Modern music is crap – is WAP as good as Dylan?

Wet A** P*ssy is “the defining song of 2020” according to so-called critics/journalists who make a living fawning over this crap. WAP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 100. For weeks it squatted atop the charts like a sweaty naked fat woman on a toilet.  

In “the raunchiest set the Grammy’s have ever seen” that annual television info-award-mercial featured a live performance of WAP. Incompetently acclaimed and shamelessly promoted by those same so-called critics/journalists, the spectacle held all the artistry of a Mexican border town donkey show.

It’s no coincidence that television ratings for the Grammy’s were down 53% this year. I agree with the fawning fools on one thing, however: This is indeed the defining song of 2020.

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