My favorite part of Fall?
Walking through a hundred spider webs a day and screaming every single time.
A naked man runs into a tailor's shop.
The tailor says, "You can't be in here with no clothes on!"
The man says, "Come on mister, cut me some slacks?"
SEOUL - The next season of Squid Game is in the works, and writers are upping the excitement. While the first season had a creepy little girl robot that would detect if you moved during "Red Light Green Light" so you could be shot, the new season will replace her with a giant Dr. Fauci robot who will flag you for death if you don't put on your mask.
"Red light!" Fauci will shout as players frantically scramble to get their mask out of their pockets and put it on. When he shouts "green light" and turns around, players are free to take off their mask and interact freely like normal humans. But he'll quickly turn around again, and if he catches you without your mask, you'll be shot on sight.
"No mask detected," the robot said in some early footage we've obtained from Netflix. "Human mouth, smile, and happiness recognized. Deploying snipers." Then, a gruesome sight: hundreds of people being gunned down in cold blood. The robot also has a glitch and some bugs to work out and just murders people with a MAGA hat, even if they're wearing a mask, according to showrunners.
The next season of the series already has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, raising concerns from normal people that it will be terrible.
Q. How can you tell if your baby is an Italian?
A. He'll only take his pacifier if the nipple has hair on it.
Dear life, could you at least start using lubricants?
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Government has to be cut back like asparagus, every day, or it gets away and goes to seed. Ours did. When there’s too much of it, the flower becomes a weed. – Harvey
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Secretary of the China Lobby by Tom Cotton
Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo is actively undercutting efforts to separate America’s economy from China’s.
China’s most loyal and lucrative partner is not a foreign government or national leader. It’s a group of multi-national businesses, Hollywood elites, ivory-tower intellectuals, weak-kneed diplomats, and entrenched bureaucrats located here in the United States. This group has championed economic integration and appeasement for decades, relentlessly demanding that America forgive every act of aggression committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), no matter the cost to the American people. Some in this group are drunk on Chinese money, and some are blinded by a naïve hope that China will moderate. But all live in fear of CCP reprisal.
Now, this “China Lobby” has a new leader: Joe Biden’s secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo.
Secretary Raimondo recently stated that she thinks “robust commercial engagement will help to mitigate any potential tensions [with China].” This is simply wrong, and has been for over a quarter century. Since 1995, our goods trade with China has exploded nearly 900 percent, to over half a trillion dollars a year. Last year, China was our largest trading partner, and was responsible for more than a third of our trade deficit. It’s hard to imagine a more “robust commercial engagement” than the one that currently exists.
Far from moderating as a result of this generous and highly lucrative trade relationship, China has become increasingly repressive at home and belligerent abroad. China is now the most aggressive and prolific abuser of free trade anywhere in the world, responsible for up to 80 percent of all intellectual-property theft and the subject of nearly half of all FBI counterintelligence cases involving economic espionage. China’s economic predation has destroyed millions of blue-collar American jobs and costs the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. There is no reason to believe that further engagement will yield different results.
Nevertheless, Secretary Raimondo announced plans last week to bring American executives to China and further entangle our economies. Secretary Raimondo is not only doing the bidding of the China Lobby — she’s actively recruiting for it. In an irresistible feedback loop, American businesses go to China, get hooked on cheap Chinese capital and labor, turn a blind eye to the CCP’s human-rights abuses and technology theft, and then lobby in Washington for greater entanglement with the PRC. Secretary Raimondo is contributing to this vicious cycle, which allows China to maximize the economic harm to, and internal divisions within, the United States.
Perhaps most outrageously, Secretary Raimondo has asserted that “there’s no point in talking about decoupling” our economy from China’s. In just seven words, Raimondo threw away all leverage she may have had in negotiations with the Chinese. The possibility of economic decoupling is one of the most potent threats the U.S. can wield over China. It would cost China trillions of dollars and access to the most reliable and desirable market for Chinese businesses. By taking it off the table, Raimondo guaranteed that negotiations would be a failure before they’d even begun.
Although immediate economic decoupling could be disruptive, gradual, targeted decoupling is both possible and badly needed. The United States currently relies on our greatest adversary for everything from medicine to machine tools. This dependence is not sustainable and must be ended.
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