Heap o' Links Sun Aug 22, 2021

Links and videos political and amusing

h/t Skip on A♠
Trump’s Alabama rally gave us a powerful phrase for the ages
Andrea Widburg, American Thinker, Aug 22, 2021

It’s not clear yet how many people attended Trump’s rally in Cullman, Alabama, but it was a lot. AL.com wrote that authorities were expecting 40,000 to attend. However many tens of thousands ultimately attended the rally, Trump gave them a show. He raged against Biden’s Afghanistan fiasco and offered a vulgar, but accurate, quote for the ages about the wokeness that has swamped America.

The photos and videos of the crowd gathered in Alabama on pastureland are stunning…

“Do you think that General Patton was woke?” Trump asked the crowd. “I don’t think so,” he added. Patton, he said, “was the exact opposite.” And then Trump went in for the kill, saying words that will be circulating on thousands of cups, mugs, text messages, emails, and tweets:

You know what woke means. It means you’re a loser. Everything woke turns to shit. It’s true.

h/t Bruce on A♠
President Donald J Trump in Cullman, AL
Donald J. Trump, Rumble, Aug 20, 2021 (1:35:38)

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Australians have had enough!
samanthamarika @samanthamarika1, Twitter, Aug 21, 2021

h/t publius on A♠
A glimmer of hope. They may be losing the narrative. Behold the BBC (a slight shift toward the Vanden Bossche truth direction)
Covid: What’s the best way to top up our immunity?
James Gallagher, BBC, Aug 20, 2021

There are marked differences in your immune system after a natural infection with coronavirus and after vaccination.

Which is better?

Even asking the question bordered on heresy a year ago, when catching Covid for the first time could be deadly, especially for the elderly or people already in poor health.

Now, we're no longer starting with zero immunity as the overwhelming majority of people have either been vaccinated or have already caught the virus.

It is now a serious question that has implications for whether children should ever be vaccinated. And whether we use the virus or booster shots to top up immunity in adults. Both have become contentious issues. …

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Gen Z is made of zombies — less educated, more depressed, without values
Todd Farley, NY Post, Aug 21, 2021

A National Teacher of the Year nominee, Adams frets that today’s youngsters are “barren of the behavior, values and hopes from which human beings have traditionally found higher meaning . . . or even simple contentment.” Adams calls them “hollowed out,” a generation living solitary lives, hyperconnected to technology but unattached from their families, churches or communities. He cites statistics showing teen depression rose 63 percent from 2007 to 2017 while teen suicide grew 56 percent. Tragically, he writes, suicide has become the second-leading cause of death for the young.

h/t Anonosaurus Wrecks on A♠ - "Unfit to be assistant night manager at 7/11."
c/o Weasel Zippers
Kamala Harris Laughs When Reporter Starts To Ask Her About Americans Trapped In Afghanistan
GOP War Room, YouTube, Aug 22, 2021 (0:34)

h/t AZ deplorable moron on A♠
These Are The Governors Offering To Take In More Afghan Refugees
  • Massachusetts Gov Charlie Baker, a moderate Republican
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, another moderate Republican
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat
  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican
  • Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican
  • Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, a Democrat
  • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat
  • New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, both Republicans
  • Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican
  • New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf, both Democrats
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat
  • Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican
  • Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat
  • Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Republican
  • Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Republican