Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist
The New York Times’ time-honored maxim: “All the news that is fit to print” finally conceded that Hunter Biden’s laptop’s emails are newsworthy as first reported by the New York Post in October 2020 – 16 months after the presidential election.
The conservative New York Post founded by Alexander Hamilton deserved a Pulitzer but will never see it.
The Times has relished their bloated reputation for decades while perfecting the art of falsehood and being left-wing. Some 90 years ago, their Moscow correspondent was Walter Duranty. While Stalin was executing his political opponents and starving millions of Ukrainians, Duranty’s dispatches rendered Stalin’s homeland a worker’s paradise. Duranty was double-dipping collecting from the Times and Stalin, who bribed him with money, booze, drugs, and prostitutes while being awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1932.
The television audience for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games resembled a Joe Biden rally. This is no surprise as the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games made for the worst ratings since NBC first began broadcasting them in 1988.
Running counter to the Olympic spirit, the games have been politically hijacked. The Olympics lost its way after the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, West Germany with the Israeli massacre. The governing body is corruption personified, while half the competing countries use their doped-up athletes as nothing more than public relations fodder.
Joe Rogan’s anti-vaccine opinions created a censorship dumpster fire when singer Neil Young pulled his music from Spotify, the same platform that offers Rogan’s podcasts. In the aftermath, those under the age of 40 were wondering who Young is, while those 40 to 65 are amazed that Young still breathes, and everyone over 65 are questioning what exactly is Spotify.
On occasion, I have tuned into Rogan, the longtime former host of “Fear Factor,” and question if Young, or any other “outraged” leftists ever actually listened to “The Joe Rogan Experience” minus an edited thirty-second soundbite.
Rogan is nothing like the arrogant Young that self-lobotomized years ago as another hippie burnout from the ‘60s counterculture who thinks nothing of attacking the First Amendment – the foundation of the nation. Ironically, Young who once sang, “Rockin’ in the Free World,” now spearheads the cancellation brigade. Those once incredulous of government now trusts a government that fears dissenting attitudes.
With Republicans poised to win back the Senate after the November midterm election, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who is the court’s second-longest serving member, announced his retirement at the end of the court’s term this summer.
Biden promised during the 2020 South Carolina primary that, provided he was elected, his first appointment to the nation’s highest court would be a Black woman. Biden prefers identity politics taking precedent over qualifications.
Robert Jasinski, better known to his old platoon mates as Jazz, loved God, his family, the nation he so faithfully served and the eagle, globe, and anchor he proudly earned so long ago. To Jazz, the Marine Corps’ motto of Semper Fidelis – always faithful – was not just some benevolent military proverb, but a way of life.
Once we reconnected after a nearly 20-year hiatus, we would see each other by attending the annual Army/Navy game. Being the most prestigious rivalry game of college football that there is, the best and most anticipated part of the day for me was always seeing my old friend and once again breaking bread with him. For a brief few hours we got to feel like young men again, Marines, surrounded by all this pomp and tradition wrapped in this timeless venue that seemed more like a giftwrapped time machine for two aging veterans.
Many playing the stock and bond markets are more speculators than branded investors. For more than a year, they have been pouring money in, but this too will come to an end despite stock prices having doubled the past three years.
This was underscored when the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posted their worst weekly losses since the beginning of the pandemic with higher interest rates lurking.
Not one branch of the U.S. military has approved any religious exemptions regarding the COVID jab. As a result, hundreds have already been discharged with plenty more on deck.
The COVID jab mandate went into effect on November 28, 2021 and has been struck down by a number of federal courts. The most recent being the Supreme Court’s decision not to make private employers force the jab upon their employees ruling OSHA was out of bounds pushing forward with such an unconstitutional mandate.
The Orwellian headline that New York will dispense medical treatment to those suffering from COVID by racial preference was just another sign of the times.
New York endangered thousands of elderly nursing home patients in 2020 and now this. How is this not government-sponsored racism? If they are so concerned with life-expectancy via racial equity perhaps mandatory euthanasia of whites over 80 is something the Margaret Sanger branch of the Democrat party needs to pursue.
Countercultural moment: When the Fiji men’s rugby team won gold at the Olympics, they got on their knees prayed and then sang a hymn in thanksgiving to God.
Oxymoron: The Webb telescope launched on Christmas has NASA anticipating it to reveal a “quantum leap of understanding of who we are, how we got here, what we are, and how did it all evolve.” This is exactly what Christmas discloses to Christians.
As the days gradually begin to lengthen and 2021 has been deposited into the annals of history, the time for the annual Rearview Awards has arrived.
Prick of the year: Dr. Tony Fauci, a Brooklyn native no less, seems to take joy in every new COVID variant and then doubles down on the inoculation and booster express.
Greatest lie: Politicians embellish and exaggerate, but Joe Biden’s claim that his “Build Back Better” legislation “costs zero dollars” is the year’s biggest and grandest canard.