Eating Their Own

I’ve always felt that since the Democrat party was “one giant tent” that had a lot of people in it that had a million differing ideas of what should be done first, that eventually it would have to collapse. Not everyone could agree on doing things the same way all the time. Someone would want to push their ideas to the front of the line, and that would upset everyone.

It’s happening.

If you take a look, starting on day one when Joe Biden took office, the left has been fighting with itself far more than they’ve been fighting with the Republicans. AOC and the Whackjob Five have basically had Nancy Pelosi in a headlock since the term began. In the Senate, Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema can’t seem to get on board with the progressives of the party, like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. And Chuck Schumer is sitting there wondering what to do about it as he polishes his forehead.

On his first day in office, Biden cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline project, much to the chagrin of union bosses all over the country. These were the same union bosses that were pushing for Biden’s election over Donald Trump, and on his first day in office, this is how he repaid them!

And it’s been continuing and showing itself outside of the halls of Congress. Uber-leftist Bill Maher blasted former White House Spokesperson, Jen “Circle Back” Psaki when she said she didn’t have an “official position” as to where folks protest. That came in response to a question she was asked if the White House felt that Supreme Court Justices’ homes should be targeted by protesters. Bill Maher went crazy on it.

And of course, the latest example happened earlier this week when Jeff Bezos, the former CEO of Amazon, and himself a very left of center liberal (and owner of the Washington Post) has been accelerating his war on words against Joe Biden. Bezos is blaming the White House for wanting to raise taxes on the wealthy in order to “stem the inflation spiral”. As Bezos put it, all that’s going to do is increase the rate of inflation even more, and we’re at a 40 year high already! He sounds more like a Reagan Republican than he does a socialist!

I guess you can also add in fight between most liberals who are aghast that Elon Musk is buying Twitter and wants to make sure that Freedom of Speech is the rule of the day. Now, mind you, Musk has admitted that he has “voted for far more Democrats than Republicans” in his voting life, and certainly wouldn’t ever be considered a moderate or a conservative. So, why is the left all upset at him? Because they’re afraid that he’s going to make Twitter more mainstream, and less socialist in thought.

And these are just four examples. There are dozens and dozens. Liberals are in such a big tent that they are going to fight it out amongst themselves to see which topic is something that they should all be fighting for. Gone are the days when the Women’s Libbers and the NOW gang wanted to get the ERA passed with the help of EVERY Democrat. Now, it’s every issue for itself!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Did Stephen Breyer Just Save Chuck Schumer?

Stephen Breyer’s announcement that he was going to retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the high court’s current term in late June or early July may just have saved Chuck Schumer’s rear end.

Prior to Breyer’s announcement, Schumer was facing a rather bleak outlook in 2022. He’s up for reelection in November, and his tenure as Majority Leader in the Senate has been anything but fruitful. Oh, he can point to a spending bill that passed (barely). And he can point to that extra $1,400 per person stimulus package that Congress okayed back in March. You know…the one that was supposed to be $2,000? But Biden counted the $600 that Donald Trump paid out at the end of 2020? Yeah…that one. Other than that, Schumer has spent the vast majority of his time trying to put out squabbles and bringing Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and Bernie Sanders together to pass anything that might help his reelection chances.

Schumer’s losses this past year have certainly piled up quicker than any wins he can point to. The two biggest items on Joe Biden’s plate, Build Back Better, and the Voting Rights Act, died a quick death under Schumer’s watch. And heading into a reelection year, when you’ve got to go back to your state’s voters and tell them that everything is great, you just can’t get your own party on the same page, isn’t very productive. Add to that the rumor that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has wanted to primary Schumer for his seat in the upper chamber, and you’ve got more problems.

So, why did Breyer save Schumer? Because Chuckles can now focus on something that he hopes his party can pass. He can replace Breyer with Joe Biden’s nominee and come away looking a lot like a winner. Even though the prospect could be fraught with pitfalls, the odds are better than 50/50 that Schumer will be able to convince Manchin and Sinema to go along with him and confirm whomever Biden puts up. Hell, he may even be able to drag Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney along for the ride.

With Breyer retiring, it gives Schumer a chance to at least avoid and postpone trying to solve the Build Back Better and Voting Rights problems. He still has the filibuster issue to deal with and there isn’t any way that’s going away as long as both Manchin and Sinema are against changing it. Without changing it, there’s no way BBB and VRA will pass since they don’t meet the standards for “budget reconciliation” or appointments to office. So, Stephen Breyer may just have saved Schumer.

Now, having said that, I don’t really think Schumer was in that much trouble as it is. First of all, New York is one of the most liberal states in the union. While the bigger cities of New York City, and Buffalo are markedly blue and decidedly left-wing, most of upstate New York is actually pretty conservative. Still 19 of 27 congressional districts are Democrat. That will insure that Schumer gets reelected in November. What happens when he gets back to the Senate next January? That’s the question we need to wait to find out!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can Biden Survive?

Rasmussen came out with a rather interesting poll recently. They asked 1,000 registered voters if they thought Joe Biden would be reelected in 2024. The results followed what America feels. It certainly doesn’t follow the mainstream snowflake media!

Here’s what it says.

28% of the respondents think that Joe Biden will be reelected president in 2024. That’s just over a quarter of the respondents. 38% said that if Biden were to run again, he’d lose out to a Republican challenger (no challenger was named). 21% said it was more likely that Biden would resign the presidency prior to the 2024 elections, and 15% said they just weren’t sure.

That’s a pretty amazing survey if you think about it. More people think that Biden will lose in 2024 than think he’ll actually run by 10%. And almost as many people think that he’ll resign, which has only been done once in history, and that is an incredible development when you think about it.

So the question becomes, does Joe Biden risk it and try to run for reelection in 2024? Democrats have already floated the notion of getting others to run against him in a primary. If that were to happen, and say Pete Buttigieg were to go up against Biden, could Biden stand the heat? What if Bernie Sanders, who actually should have been the candidate in 2020, were to decide to run again? That brings the young vote back to the table, but Sanders is 80 years old now. I seriously doubt he is going to be up for a run for the White House in two years. Who else is there? I can’t see anyone with the experience standing in line, especially to oust Biden. Maybe an AOC who doesn’t like Biden in the first place, but I thought her eyes were on Chuck Schumer’s Senate seat.

In the end analysis, we have another poll saying that 52% of the American people like Donald Trump. In the same poll, it shows that Democrats think that Trump supporters are racists. Of course, Democrats think everything and everybody is racist. They’ve overused that phrase so much it’s basically lost all of it’s meaning. And the interesting thing on that account is, the people that are screaming racism, are typically the ones displaying signs of racism.

My, oh my, isn’t it fun to live in the declining age of a civilization?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems’ Debating “Primarying Biden”

If you are the type of person that never gives in, you just keep doubling down until you win something, you’ll easily understand the position that the “progressive” (read that as socialist) wing of the Democrat party is facing right now. These are folks that aren’t real keen in caving in. Instead, they want it their way. We saw that in how they switched from Bernie to Biden after the South Carolina Primary in 2020. There was a deal in place. Biden would be president, but he would basically take Bernie’s platform and run with it.

And now the snowflake left wing of the party is upset.

They’re upset because they think that Biden has, once elected, sold them out. They are upset that he didn’t push hard enough on the social spending that he had built into Build Back Better. They’re upset that he hasn’t totally forgiven student loan debt, but just extended it from early 2022 through May. They’re upset that he hasn’t attacked the “free college for all” that was the sole reason many college age voters voted for him after Sanders got out of the race.

So, with the left wing of the party screaming to beat the band, they are now ready to decide whether or not to primary Joe Biden come 2024. Now, that’s going to depend on a few things. First and foremost, it’s going to depend on whether Biden is actually healthy enough to run. That is a major concern for Democrats. They see Biden slipping away and not being the leader they had envisioned. Granted, he’s a lot more “presidential” than Donald Trump ever was, but just acting presidential isn’t enough. You have to be able to actually lead. That’s something Biden has never had to do.

If the socialists decide to run a candidate against Biden, who do they choose? Two names have popped up. The first is Nina Turner, the Cleveland, Ohio resident who was most recently running for Ohio Secretary of State (losing to Jon Husted, and only receiving 35.5% of the vote), and was a State Senator for six years prior to that. The other name that crops up is Marianne Williams. If that name is familiar, it’s because she ran in 2020 before bowing out. Neither candidate is what I would consider to be strong enough to unseat anyone, and basically would be a token challenge to Biden. Neither has Bernie Sanders’ or AOC’s charisma, and ideas. Both are radical and extremist, and that would most likely send the wrong message to the rank and file voter.

If the left was determined to run someone other than Biden in 2024, who should they choose? AOC is the obvious choice because she’s verbose and extremely liberal. Currently, AOC is 32 years old, which makes her just barely old enough. She would turn 35 (the minimum legal age to be president) on October 13, 2024. That’s only 22 days before the election. Bernie Sanders probably wouldn’t make the cut because he’ll be 83 come the election in 2024. And really, there isn’t any other uber-leftist snowflake that fits the bill that has the national name recognition to be able to win the nomination. So, it could be Turner, or it could be Williams. Either way, Biden probably wins the nomination with minimal effort, meaning he can stay in the White House basement for most of the primary season!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Close Your Eyes…It Never Happened

Leave it to some idiot liberal snowflake like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to come up with one of the most inane and disturbing reasons for all of the smash and grab instances in California and other places in the country.

It never happened.

In a throwback to denying that the Holocaust never happened, AOC said over the weekend that “A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out.” She was citing a smash and grab that occurred at a Walgreens in the Golden State. A Walgreens spokesperson had earlier said, “Organized retail crime  is one of the top challenges facing” the company, the crime “has evolved beyond shoplifting and petty theft to the sale of stolen and counterfeit goods online.”

Now, AOC has no proof that the crimes have never happened. In fact, there are several videos on the web of smash and grabs taking place via security cameras in stores like Nordstroms, and some tonier jewelry stores where thieves smashed glass cases with bats before emptying them of their merchandise.

And this has become the new normal for liberals. If you have something that goes against your way of thinking, just deny it every happened. It’s absolute lunacy when you think about it. Here we have an elected official, a member of the United States House of Representatives stating emphatically that even though there are several instances shown on television, the internet, pretty much everywhere you look, it never really happened. Look the other way people. Nothing to see here kid!

My question is, how long is America going to put up with this crap. This is absolute nonsense that is getting to the point of total disbelief. It was bad enough when Democrats called bills things they weren’t just because it sounded better to the unwashed and uneducated masses. But now, when elected representatives deny the existence of actual footage, just to advance their narrative, it’s unthinkable. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez needs to resign from Congress. She and the rest of her Whackjob 5 need to be censored and expelled from the House. Now, you and I both know that won’t happen this year, but it sure as hell can happen in 2023 if and when the GOP takes over the House. I’ve already heard rumors that there are several Democrats that will be censored soon after the Republicans take over for their actions (if they are still in the House at the time), and I’m assuming that total brain dead idiots like AOC and her minions will be among them.

The time is here for America to get back to normal. That doesn’t just mean putting the pandemic behind us. It means banning a party that stands for the overthrow of the government. What we are seeing today in DC is nothing short of treason by the Democrats and it needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Those violating that law need to suffer the punishment the Constitution calls for. Nothing less will suffice.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What To Do With Omar?

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a Muslim first and an American second. She makes that very clear. That’s not bias. That’s not racist. That’s not anti-Muslim. That’s a fact. And there are a few Muslims in Congress that have the same the feelings. Now, let me say this first and foremost. I’m certainly a religious person and I believe that your belief in God, or Allah, or whomever you worship should indeed be first and foremost. But there is a problem.

What do you do when your religion is at odds with your job in government?

The latest problem with Omar occured when she said Lauren Boebert (R-CO) made an anti-Muslim comment against her in an elevator. Here was her tweet:

“Fact, this buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout. Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation.”

So what started this latest backlash? Well, Boebert was in an elevator with Omar. A Capitol Policeman ran up to the open door, and asked if everything was ok. Boebert replied, “Well, she doesn’t have a backpack”, referring to someone carrying an explosive device. That set off Omar on her latest rant.

Now, was Boebert’s comment anti-Muslim? Yes it was. Was it warranted? Well, that is open for discussion. From where I sit, some 2,337 miles from the Capitol, yeah, it was kind of warranted. Omar has made many comments that are over the top and very unAmerican. She is absolutely in the wrong career if she is so ready to tear down America and rebuild it as a Sharia Law State.

The question is, what do with do with her. The last election in 2020 showed that the people in Minneapolis, Omar’s district, aren’t anywhere near getting ready to bounce her. She, along with the other four members of the Whackjob 5 handedly won their contests. I’m never one that feels that you should overturn the will of the voters, even if it is at the behest of someone being anti-American. But at what point is enough enough?

If the GOP retakes the House in 2022, as is being predicted by pretty much everybody and their uncle, they should at the very least censor all of the Whackjob 5, and not assign them to any committees. But the way to make sure that they are really punished for their mis-statements and their lack of patriotism is to take away their podium. If the media were to not cover them, they’d be very much like Terry Sewell (D-AL). You’ve probably never heard of her, and that’s my point. She’s a Democrat, but she doesn’t make wild political anti-American statements. If Oman, AOC, Rashida Tlaib and the like, weren’t given carte blanche when came to the media coverage, they’d be very much like Sewell and a ton of other Congressmen and women that you’ve never heard of.

What are the chances of that happening? Very little. Unless and until the media is being redefined and “press” is defined as some organization that uses no more than reporting the facts with no bias on either side, there will be little chance of silencing someone who is obviously not a fan of the United States. That is what needs to happen in order to shut this racist, bigoted person. It needs to happen, not just with Omar, but with all folks who have a position of power, and want to denigrate the other religions of the world in favor of their view.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

It’s Official…Masks Are A Waste!

If you are like me, you eschew wearing a mask in public. First of all, I’ve been fully vaccinated, and I don’t need a booster shot for a few months yet. So, I’m protected. Now, I realize there have been people that have caught this Delta Variant out there, and some have even died. And I’m not advocating, nor chastising anyone for not getting a vaccine. That is your choice. And frankly, I’m not one that believes the federal government should be telling you that you HAVE to get vaccinated when they have exempted Congress and all of the Congressional staffs from that mandate. That’s absurd.

So, I don’t wear a mask in public. The last time I did was flying back to the desert from Houston at the end of July. I used to keep masks in my car in case I needed one, but haven’t done that in a long while. And I don’t plan to.

If you need further proof that the whole mask thing is a way to keep you under politicians’ control and under their thumb, just listen to Whackjob Five member Rashida Tlaib. She’s the Michigan Congresswoman that was back in her home district over the weekend to do a few rallies. She was talking to someone who wasn’t wearing a mask. And they thought she was going to chastise them for not wearing one (she was), her comment was, “Oh, no, oh, not you!” Tlaib said in the video. “No, no, no – I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here.”

The “Republican tracker” was a reporter from the Washington Beacon, who was video-taping Tlaib. And she hasn’t been the only politician caught not wearing a mask. Countless Democrats have been caught on camera not wearing a mask, then seeing the camera, they quickly put on a mask. As soon as the TV lights go out, they take the mask off again.

And of course, there is the picture that went viral about Whackjob Five member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared at that tony New York Met gala wearing the dress that said, “Tax The Rich”, remember that? No mask in sight. Of course there were a billion people at Bobo Obama’s 60th Birthday party back in August. No one was wearing a mask. No one was social distancing. No one cared about COVID. They were shaking their booty, drinking up a storm, and having a great time.

So, what does the left have to say about this? Well, they said those folks are all “sophisticated”. I would beg to differ with you on the actual definition of the word, because they are about as sophisticated as a pig in slop. But that’s the excuse that’s brought out.

There are two sets of rules in this country. One is for the politicians and the “sophisticated” liberals. The other is for you and me. Frankly, I think it’s time that Anthony Fauci disappear from our TV screens for good, and that someone in DC have the balls to write a law that says, “Congress shall not be excused from ANY law passed at any time.” Nuff said!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Tax The Rich? How About Pay Your OWN!?

Remember this dress? It’s the one that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore to the $30,000 per ticket mega-gala at the Met a little while ago. And while it garnered a ton of headlines, there was a backstory that wasn’t told.

The dress was designed by designer Aurora James, who called the dress “a powerful message”. It was her little idea of a protest that would put her on the front pages…and it did. Unfortunately for James, it probably would have been better if she had stayed in the shadows.

See…she’s a tax cheat.

James owes taxes in several states, including New York, where the gala was held. She has had at least 15 tax warrants outstanding in the Empire State for not sending tax withholdings to Albany. She currently has three warrants open. Oops. See, employers are supposed to withhold the taxes every time their employees get paid. And most states require those employers to send the payments on a quarterly basis to the state treasury.

Of course, that could be an oversight, right? Just a bookkeeping error? Well, the IRS has placed six liens on James’ Cultural Brokerage Agency totaling more than $103,000 for back taxes that have not been paid. Her company owes another $67,000 in unpaid worker’s compensation taxes as well. That hasn’t stopped James from picking up a nice piece of property in LA. In 2020, as the pandemic was sweeping America, she was buying a $1.6 million residence in a tony LA neighborhood. And, to stay consistent, the LA County Assessor’s Office says that James is delinquent on some $2,500 in property taxes for her residence.

There has been no comment from AOC’s office on the much maligned double-standard that she continues to flaunt as a Representative from New York.

So, why does this woman actually get special treatment? Do you think if you owed the IRS over $100,000 that they’d be bending over backwards to not prosecute you? What makes this “rich” person (who’s boyfriend has a net worth of over $100 million!) able to flaunt federal and state tax laws wherever she lands? And why aren’t those taxing agencies in Washington, Albany, Sacramento, and Los Angeles clamping down on her? She obviously has the money…otherwise how could she afford to buy a mansion?

Isn’t it time that the politicians and the bureaucrats who run the various taxing agencies start treating those “rich people” who James wants taxed to high heaven, make people like Aurora James pay HER fair share? Seems just a little bit inconsistent to me.

Now, I do believe that there are three sides to every story. There’s my side, your side, and the truth which lies somewhere in the middle. I haven’t heard James’ side of the story yet because she won’t talk about it. I’m sure it’s really a good tale, too. But my hunch is that the different places that are owed money are probably a little closer to the truth than someone that is consistently turning their nose up to the taxing agencies.

Will she ever be forced to pay? Will she ever be made an example of to the rest of society who dutifully pays what is owed? Or will she be able to skirt the law, just because she’s one of the 1% she obviously likes to rail against.

Isn’t liberalism a crock?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is Biden’s “Build Back Better” Possible?

The quick answer would be no. At least not under this Congress. In the House of Representatives, a total of three Democrats cratered a huge portion of Biden’s bill in committee this past week. The three Congressmen, from Oregon, California, and New York, voted no on forcing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices. That is a huge part of Biden’s overall $3.5 trillion plan. And it doesn’t get easier in the Senate.

Now, understand, that the mere fact the committee voted that down with three defectors, doesn’t mean that it won’t come to the House floor for an overall vote. But because this is being voted on as one large piece of the puzzle, as opposed to separate segments, if these three (and there are others) in Congress decide to scrap the overall bill because of the drug pricing part, it dies. And when it gets to the Senate, you’re going to have another different type of fight.

Remember a guy by the name of Bob Menendez (D-NJ)? He was facing corruption charges not too long ago. Now, he beat that rap, but he is convinced that drug companies located in his state (and there are quite a few that are headquartered there) are going to bear the brunt of this $3.5 trillion boondoggle if they are forced to lower their prescription prices for Medicare recipients. The problem is, most of the people taking prescriptions are older and on Medicare. So, while it seems like a tailor-made Democrat issue, there are some snags in it. And with a 50-50 Senate, you can’t have any defections in the Democrats in order to pass it. Everyone has to go along with it so K-baby Harris can break the 50-50 tie.

And that is the problem that has and will continue to haunt Joe Biden’s presidency, at least through 2022. If three Democrats in the House decide to buck with Nancy Pelosi, she loses the vote. If one Democrat in the Senate goes against Chuck Schumer, he loses the vote. So basically four people can control not only Congress, but the entire federal government when it comes to passing laws (and budgets).

Biden’s plan is a monolith of problems. There are people like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema that feel that the $3.5 trillion price tag is too large. There are people, like Menendez that feel that they need to protect the industries in their state. Then you’ve got the idealogues like Bernie Sanders, AOC, and the rest of the socialist whackjobs, that feel that anything to do with Capitalism needs to die and die quickly. Any one of these folks can screw up the most mundane agenda item of Joe Biden. And don’t think he doesn’t realize that.

Biden met with Manchin and Sinema at the end of last week to discuss trying to get them to change their vote on his Build Back Better plan. He may need to meet with other members of the House and Senate as well, as it appears this whole $3.5 trillion price tag may be too much, and some of the items in it may be too caustic for the members to swallow.

Either way, it’s going to be the big fight of the fall. If it fails to get passed, Biden comes away the big loser. And that’s one thing Joe Biden can’t afford right now, after failures in COVID relief, Afghanistan, the southern border, and the slowing economy.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Time To Get Real With COVID

I don’t need Anthony Fauci telling me what to do or what not to do when it comes to COVID. This guy has consistently been wrong, flip-flopped on what advice he’s giving, and then doesn’t follow his own advice. It became very evident, even during the Trump administration that Fauci is more into himself than he is about getting through this pandemic.

And I don’t need the CDC or any politician, Trump OR Biden telling me what to do. They don’t have a damn clue what’s what. When you see people like Nancy Pelosi threatening to arrest members of the House of Representatives, and fining them $500 a day for not wearing a mask in the House, and then there is video of her putting a mask on just before going before the TV cameras, and taking it off immediately after, there’s something fishy afoot. I don’t trust that type of logic. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has also been guilty of this, showing up for a photo op with no mask, putting one on just before the shot was taken, and then immediately taking it off. Is it only when you’re on some sort of camera you have to be worried about catching COVID?

And then there’s the latest super-spreader events. The first being the coward Texas Democrats who flew (maskless) to Washington DC on a private, Miller Lite-filled jet to escape having Republicans pass a new voting rights bill in the Lone Star State. Rather than show up and do their job, they decided to run away. And what happened when they did? A lot of them apparently were COVID spreaders and were infected. They infected members of both the House and Senate’s staff as well as the Biden administration members who were there “supporting” their cowardly actions.

Finally, you had the debacle of a former President’s 60th birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard about 10 days ago. Bobo Obama spent a ton of money to celebrate, and had invited 500 people to the bash on Saturday. But he started partying on Thursday, and continued all weekend long. He said he had to pare back the guest list because of COVID. A lot of media types were uninvited (like Stephen Colbert), and others, like Oprah Winfrey sent regards because they were afraid that it would cause them to get sick. Still, about 300-400 people showed up on Saturday to party in one of the largest tents ever constructed in the state of Massachusetts. And, as was shown by several guests who took videos and pictures during the event, no one was wearing a mask. What’s the result? Well, Martha’s Vineyard had 48 cases of COVID the week prior to the event. This week that number has ballooned to over 120, and is continuing to rise. Now, truthfully, it’s still a little early to see whether or not this was because of Obama. It usually takes about 14 days for the virus to show itself, so we should see a spike around the country in the next week or so from those that attended.

Here’s the deal. Democrats, if you’re going to want to “bury COVID” as Joe Biden has told us he could do (and hasn’t obviously done yet), then you need stop telling us what to do and doing the opposite. There are too many media outlets showing you violating your own rules. If you’re not wearing masks, America shouldn’t be wearing masks. If you’re not social distancing, don’t expect us to social distance. It’s that simple. There are no two sets of rules in this country. Either you follow the rules you created, or shut the hell up!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!