Every year U-Haul releases a report about outbound vs. inbound states according to their rental data.
This will be the least surprising thing you’ve ever heard, but in 2020 Californians fled that state like dogs in a kennel that was on fire:
California ranks last by a wide margin, supplanting Illinois as the state with the greatest net loss of U-Haul trucks. California has ranked 48th or lower since 2016. Illinois has been 49th or 50th since 2015, when U-Haul began ranking states based on annual net gain.
New Jersey and Illinois were 48th and 49th on the list. New York was 42nd.
The temporary saving grace for those states might be that Biden is taking office with Democrat control of Congress, and those states will be sent a s**tload of money to cover their self-inflicted losses. Oh, and they’ll also blame Trump for disasters of their own doing.
Not enough schools teach the Law of Unintended Consequences
Anti-NRA protesters, led by Parkland student-turned-anti-NRA-activist David Hogg, headed to a Publix store recently for a “die-in” after it was found out that the company had made a donation to a pro-NRA Florida gubernatorial candidate:
But because not nearly enough schools teach the Law of Unintended Consequences, the lefty agitators didn’t think it all the way through, because the store ended up suspending all political donations — and I mean ALL:
Hogg’s stunt may have also cost money to liberal causes near and dear to his little leftist heart. Not only does Publix give donations to homeless shelters, but they also make political donations to the YWCA. And what does the YWCA support? Why they support gay marriage and . . . wait for it. . . they’re also a member of the anti-gun Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Not only that, but Publix also gave money to Susan G. Komen and the United Way, which both support Planned Parenthood.
I love the smell of “backfire” to kick off a weekend!
But because Publix is in the midst of learning that caving to the Left is never enough, Hogg has increased his demands and added “extortionist” to his resume:
About 75 years ago, 19-year-olds were knocking back Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. At the University of Utah in 2018, a safe space has been provided to surrender to the war on school stress:
“They load us up with finals like you wouldn’t believe,” said Jayden Skinner, another freshman studying biomedical engineering.
With that, might come the sound of crying, as the stress and pressure builds up.
Ahanonu said there’s certainly, “the need to relieve some stress.”
In the middle of a walkway at Marriott, graduating College of Fine Arts senior Nemo Miller built a space just for that—The Cry Closet.
The makeshift room features a narrow door, and inside, dark fabric lining and a plush floor filled with stuffed animals.
A timer hangs on the inside of the door, and two dome lights provide a low, ambient light.
On the outside of the door, a framed page reads: “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students.”
“This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10 minute break,” the note states.
In fairness, not nearly all of the so-called “post-Millennial” generation are triggered so. My son’s graduating from college Saturday with a degree in aerospace engineering and he’s done an insane amount of work. I assume part of the reason he’s been able to successfully complete all his work is that he hasn’t hasn’t wasted any time weeping in a closet.
There are a couple ways to handle animal rights protesters at your restaurant/store: A) Try to appease, negotiate and pledge to do things differently in the future to placate them, or B) What this guy did:
A Toronto chef, apparently exasperated at an animal rights protest outside his restaurant, carried what appeared to be venison to the front windows facing the sidewalk. He took a knife and began separating the meat from the bone as the protesters watched.
As he did, one of the protesters videoed the scene and gave frantic commentary: “To taunt the activists,” said the man behind the camera in a video posted online and picked up by BlogTO, “he has brought the leg of a recently murdered deer to this dining area.”
Michael Hunter, the chef and owner of Antler Kitchen and Bar, didn’t look at the protesters, didn’t say anything. Some police officers on hand for the protest entered the restaurant to speak with him – though Toronto police deny they asked him to stop what he was doing. “It’s his restaurant he can do what he wants, really,” Sgt. Philip Townley said.
Hunter finished cutting, put the meat in a pan and headed back to the kitchen. In half an hour or so, he returned with an impressively seared steak — perhaps of the same venison he had butchered — on a white plate, unaccompanied. It was the middle of Friday night dinner service, just after 8 p.m., and here was the chef, at the front of the restaurant, sitting alone and eating.
“It shocked me,” said protest organizer Marni Ugar. “It made me feel really sad.
When vegan protesters watch meat being cut they sound like they’re describing the Hindenberg disaster:
Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault and tried to invoke Stand Your Ground, but was denied. A judge recently ordered a new trial. Maybe she’ll be allowed to use Stand Your Ground at the new trial — unless Jackson & company manage to have it repealed before then.
The 39-foot tall screaming vagina — an exhibit undoubtedly coming soon to a “Hillary for President” rally near you:
Chhiba called “The Two Talking Yonis,” exhibit, “a screaming vagina within a space that once contained women and stifled women,” which comments “on the mythology of female power in patriarchal systems.” In addition, Chhiba hopes that the 39-foot tall vagina will encourage people to think about women’s bodies differently. “You don’t often hear men talking about their private parts and feeling disgust or shamed [as women often do] … And that alone speaks volumes of how we’ve been brought up to think about our bodies, and what I am saying here is that it’s supposed to be an empowering space.”
Hillary is expected to adopt that as her campaign’s mascot just so she always knows where Bill is.
You’ve probably heard about the “racial incident” Oprah Winfrey had to endure in Switzerland (key words in bold):
The owner of the upscale Swiss boutique where Oprah Winfrey claimed she was barred from buying a $38,000 by a ‘racist’ sales assistant today demanded to speak to the star she branded ‘over-sensitive’ and insisted her employee did ‘everything right’.
The rather fearsome-looking Trudi Goetz said she wanted to speak with the talk show billionairess ‘as soon as possible’ and also revealed her petrified member of staff will not be sacked or punished.
She said: ‘I don’t know why she talked of racism. I am sorry, but perhaps she is being a little over-sensitive here. Maybe she was somewhat offended because she was not immediately recognized in the store.’
The firestorm blew up after Oprah – who is promoting a film – gave an interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which she recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag.
Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 tom Ford Jennifer tote and said it proved that ‘racism is still an issue’.
By total coincidence, something similar happened eight years ago, and Oprah used the alleged incident to pitch her pal Don Cheadle’s movie “Crash.” Flashback to 2005:
Luxury store Hermes on Wednesday apologized to Oprah Winfrey for turning her away last week, saying that its Paris store was closed to set up for a public relations event when the talk show host stopped by.
“Hermes regrets not having been able to accommodate Ms. Winfrey and her team and to provide her with the service and care that Hermes strives to provide to each and every one of its customers worldwide,” the store said in a statement.
“Hermes apologizes for any offense taken due to such circumstances.”
Harpo Productions spokeswoman Michelle McIntyre said Winfrey “will discuss her ‘crash moment’ when her show returns from hiatus in September.”
“Crash” is a film dealing with race relations. The phrase “crash moment” refers to situations where a party feels discriminated against on the basis of skin color.
Maybe Oprah’s “problems” at high end boutiques have nothing to do with racism, but happen because clerks see her coming they know there’s a chance they might be used as pawns in her “promotion-by-racism-allegations” game and they don’t want anything to do with helping her.
The only thing that made me feel good about paying big bucks at the gas pump here in Missouri, is that I tell myself, it’s a good thing that I don’t live in California, where gas got up to over $5 dollar a gallon last year. It’s the old self inflicted psychological, “Hey, at least I don’t have cancer.” logic that seems to work every time.
It’s also a good marketing ploy: Look! Gas went down from $4.50 to $3.50! Whew!
The reason Californians pay such a hefty price is because of the higher standards from the EPA. But Obama has come out and said he wants to make us alllike California:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a gallon, depending on who is providing the estimate.
The EPA is quick to add that the change aimed at cleaning up gasoline and automobile emissions would yield billions of dollars in health benefits by 2030 by slashing smog- and soot-forming pollution.
For those of us who actually remember how bad the pollution used to be in our cities, we are deeply impressed that Obama wants to save our lungs from the invisible smog that never happens here anymore.
It’s all for our health we are told, so pony up..but hey, if you want to inhale a big whiff of Mexican Green, and fill your lungs directly with a form of pollution more destructive than your grandfather’s old Marlboros, go ahead! Since Colorado jumped on the legalization paddy, more states are considering hopping on the train to stoner highway…and you, like me, might be asking yourself…why?
(Hint: A stoned nation will accept just about anything as long as they can still afford pizza.) Not to mention, nobody can afford cigarettes anymore and taxing weed would make up lost revenue.)
This was also reported:
Former president Jimmy Carter came out this month and endorsed taxed-and-regulated weed. “I’m in favor of it,” Carter said. “I think it’s OK.”
So..it seems they are saying—Have some Acapulco Gold with some Canadian Black, but stay away from that cancer stick and gasoline, because we care about you. We don’t mind if you just stay home and get stoned. In fact… we’d appreciate it.