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I must be some kind of trogolydite because, for all the time I spend on the internet, I have never heard of or seen "Cocomelon." To assuage my curiosity, I went there and to my horror, I saw... WHITE PEOPLE! Worse than that, these WHITE PEOPLE WERE A IN A TRADITIONAL FAMILY UNIT! The ultimate insult was they were portrayed as being NORMAL! Where are the queers, trannies, blacks, hispanics, palestinian victims of jooish oppression, militant vegans and the rest of THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE GROUPS OF THE WORLD??????? The horror!

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Lots of wonderful content.

The best? Another month. Another Disney disaster.

Such good news to start the day.

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Nov 29, 2023·edited Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

"Jonathan Turley pointed out over the weekend, Disney is being forced to reconsider its direction — because the free market is working as it should.”

Liberal Turley keeps saying things I agree with (?) and I think he's right on this one as several here at Don's Substack have recently said the leftists are losing their grip and Nationalism is slowly and quietly gaining ground. I hope so. I long for an election ambush in 2024 a la 2016. It might finally do Hillary in for good. Throw her in the SUV for the last time . .

My only concern is we are raising a generation (Gen Z) that has lost much of its acceptance of the free market concept. These are kids who expect their college debt to be paid because they deserve it. Kids who are shocked after 4 years of college that a job requires them to go to work everyday and work for at least 8 hours. Kids who by a slight majority prefer socialism to our representative republic. In 80 years, our country has gone from hosting "the greatest generation" to their offspring raising Gen Z who can't balance a checkbook. Kids who use Reddit and Tik Tok as their interpretation of reality. I can only hope and pray that if we are gaining ground and prevail, we can hold on to what we get long enough to make it sink in. When this generation moves up the ladder to replace millennials, Gen X, etc, will the free market concept survive or will Wikipedia use its liberal BS to define it as something evil and hateful?

Don, I found you on Substack (don't use Google) so thank you for standing on principle and moving your business here. Otherwise, I'd have less to do each morning, and it is much more fun to be here.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

What’s rarely discussed is whether there is any actual education going on in any/some/many colleges/universities. Thousands of people receive credentials every year, but go on to perform activities that in fact don’t produce anything. (Many are proud they don’t work hard at al.) Much of so-called STEM doesn’t create anything new or even necessary. A lot of coding (making “apps”) seems more like cut and paste than creating new. What’s the new basic science discovery anyone can think of? Is there a Bell Labs I don’t know about? I know the radical environmentalists would have you believe nothing new has been learned in nuclear physics since 1945, but that’s not true -that and a lot of real science is suppressed.

So - what purpose do these hedge fund money laundering institutions serve? It’s been said before - propaganda, not education, at all ages. So - knock them All down. First off - tax the endowments. Then fire all the admins. And while you’re at it, they aren’t politically “correct” - they are just political.

Feeling cranky.

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Someone needs to unfreeze old Uncle Walt and let him run Disney again.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

The common denominator here is DEI. The lack of meritocracy has created a number of these problems. In the days that Mr. Zuckerberg went to Harvard, even though he didn’t graduate, he was admitted because he was smart. The admission criteria doesn’t look at if you’re evil too, however, with that said, he was smart enough to create a multi billion dollar company. Today the admissions to Harvard and the other Ivy League schools is based on some sob story that you write on your personal statement. The individual who has the most hard knocked life gets in. Harvard and the other schools admit these individuals through a special admissions committee and they don’t report their true GPA. This was how Nobel laureate Barack Obama was admitted. His GPA is a more closely guarded secret than the Manhattan project. By the way, the Russians figured that out rather quickly after World War II. Another way that numbskulls are admitted to Ivy League school is in the spring semester. Harvard and the other colleges tell these geniuses to go to a community college in the fall semester take basket, weaving, or some other similar course so that they can get straight A’s and then apply for the spring semester. Then they are admitted. Their high school GPA disappears along with their SAT or ACT scores and those numbers are not reportable. Therefore, it looks like these schools are elite but in fact, the numbers have been rigged more than the numbers from the Fed. In my days at one of these schools, I found there was a number of bright individuals, but most of them were as mediocre as the rest. Many were the devil’s spawn from other well-known names in this country and abroad. They paid their tuition in cash and added to the endowment. It’s no wonder that the endowment’s values are dropping. These companies are failing because of these DEI graduates have huge egos but no substance . These companies will be the dodo birds of the economic strata soon. Our only hope is that they all take a plane altogether somewhere and the air traffic controller is another DEI hire.

Thank you again for another great essay.

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Nov 29, 2023·edited Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

‘F’ University…get a Trade. If you’re really hot on something, pick a few courses at a local or State College. No muss, No fuss and no soul sucking debt to turn your life into a living breathing hell.

See Easy Peasy Lemon Squeasy…and you’ll have as much ‘$’ as your ‘I’m a Professional’ buddies with more job satisfaction and way less agro.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Woke as Coke™️

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I voted for half a donut. The others are merely mundane evil. Leaving half a donut is in your face evil.

Surber understands

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

When I think of all the truly wondrous history of Disney “magic”, creating places and movies and shows that the whole family could love and enjoy together, it is heartbreaking to see the depths to which it has fallen, having been taken over by the soul-killing ideologies of the wicked left. That in itself could be a once-upon-a-time Disney storyline: a once happy and glorious kingdom now covered with thorns, and brambles and spider webs.

And once revered universities now reduced to militarized factories pumping out wooden soldiers with no brains, just plenty of fear, angst and false hopes.

The infiltration of these once great sources of inspiration and learning by Leftist doctrines that crush all goodness and suffocate the truth, pushing divisive and destructive lies is heart wrenching, robbing young minds of beauty and truth, and turning them into miserable, fearful and hate-filled people.

It is beyond tragic.

We need to take them back.

We have our work cut out for us.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Thank you, Sir Don, for introducing us to Cocomelon. A real MAGA story for that woman.

I voted against Harvard in the cat poll (or is it polecat) because they have a whole raft of sins, i.e. alumni preferences, excluding Asians, exorbitant tuition compared to their endowment, leftist fomenting, etc etc. Turley accused them of easy A's too.

A correction: As you noted they didn't sell all of the FB/Goog stock. They just sold a significant percentage, i.e. took some profits off the table.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Thanks for the morning smile Don.

All the above would have been a better choice if offered.

A half eaten donut is a unicorn to me. It does not exist.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I can see that the GrandPa Surber has been doing his homework on what TV Shows are available to kids. CoCoMelon is wonderful, singable soothing and almost hypnotic.

Apparently Paw Patrol has added a tranny character, so avoid that.

Enjoy, Don…they don’t stay little for all that long!

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

"Harvard beats the S&P 500 routinely like a man on a girl’s swim team." - great line sir!

IMO Disney has been pushing bad ideas for over eighty years, i.e. a great many environmentalists and gun-grabbers got their ideas from Bambi and consider how common it is for Disney to have portrayed single-parent families as opposed to the intact variety. granted, those aren't as bad as what it's pushing now, but they've been pushing the envelope for a few generations.

there is one way in which substack itself is evil: one cannot simultaneously view the comments and the full main post.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Good morning, all.

Doesn't break my heart to see things happening to some folks. I am disgusted by the lack of pushback by the weak-sauce administrations of Harvard etc. against the little children supporting Hamas and hating on the Jewish people for being Jewish. Let them all go bankrupt. I fear seeing this country become another Weimar Republic, and I know the rest of you do, too.

I am a big fan of Karma; at one point in my life not so long ago, I prayed for a sign that I could become an instrument of Karma to deal with some folks who had brought grievous harm to my family. To this day, many years later, the sign has not been received. Apparently my HPs know what's best for me(and, I actually listen.)

I remember Disneyland as a great place to go in the 60s.(Yeah, older guy. Shaddup.) As an official Sensitive Biker, I have enjoyed many films from Disney and their affiliates. These days you couldn't drag me in chains to any Disney offerings. When they decided to enter the fray against Gov. DeSantis and the parents of Florida, that was the last straw. Protecting and advocating for pedophiles and/or sexually mutilating mentally ill kids is a straight NO from me, and likely to elicit much nastier verbiage, including explicatives deleted. I am very protective of kids, whether mine or anyone else's; this is something that, if I encounter it personally, will end badly for the violator. I am very passionate about this issue.

There is a way to deal with these people. It's called NO COMPROMISE. Pull financial support. Castigate them publicly. Don't back down. Ignore the haters, at least until they try to harm your family - then, show them in no uncertain terms that All Bets Are Off. I am NOT advocating violence, but self-defense for family or other innocents.

Only by action will we prevail. Have a great day, friends.

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Don Surber's offerings introduced me to Substack. I will be forever grateful not only to Don but to Surber readers who react to my comments. Thank you, one and all. Ditto to those who subscribe to my Defiant Jester columns. I have great fun spinning yarns about characters I've met over the past 88 years. I wish I could meet you all, face-to-face. That would be a hoot!

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