Stupor Bowl

By Steve Woodward

I was one month removed from a 12th birthday in January 1973 when the undefeated Miami Dolphins opposed my beloved Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

Here we are, a half century later. I’m no longer 12, at least physically. The team’s name is, sadly, no longer the Redskins. And with Super Bowls at 57 and counting, the use of Roman numerals has become impossibly tedious.

The game was the focus 50 years ago. Runs, passes, blocking, tackling. I’m almost certain it was played in broad daylight, not in prime time. The Dolphins won, 14-7, to become the only undefeated Super Bowl champions, a distinction that remains intact, incredibly. The Redskins’ offense produced nothing. (The team earned its lone touchdown after a blocked field goal attempt found its way into the tiny hands of Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian. He tried vainly to throw a pass that he then volleyed above his head, only to watch helplessly as a Redskins defensive back intercepted it and ran untouched into the end zone). 

That was all folks could talk about after the game. Now they talk about TV commercials and halftime shows. Which is why the Super Bowl has evolved, or devolved, into the nation’s cultural mega-party. But that begs a question: Why are we partying? What is it we are celebrating?

For many, the Super Bowl is not really watched so much as monitored. A salivating media army scrutinizes every word, every image, tracking cultural data points rather than extra points. For all its commercial success, the National Football League is not universally admired. In fact, the Left sees the NFL as a high-stakes plantation ruled by white (Republican) team owners and sustained by oppressed multimillionaires (players). (Rush Limbaugh warned for years that the Left hated football and would seek its demise).

USA Today’s coverage team for the Kansas City-Philadelphia Super Bowl included one Mike Freeman, its diversity and inclusion sports “columnist”. He gleefully wrote that it was a defiantly black-centric affair. Apparently, the black meter was so far into the red that Freeman tolerated the National Anthem being sung by a God-loving, white country pop star (who rolled up in a Ram pickup).

Freeman gushed, “The Blackest, most woke Super Bowl ever — can’t believe I wrote that since this is the Republican NFL, (emphasis added) but here we are — started by again featuring the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. …  

“ … We had the Black national anthem, Rihanna performing and two Black starting quarterbacks for the first time ever. During Black History Month. This wasn’t the Super Bowl. This was Wakanda. But wait, it gets woker. 

Rihanna, Super Bowl 57

“The traditional flyover before the game was performed by an all-women pilot team, the first time ever. Wokity wokity woke.” (Were the male pilots busy tracking spy balloons? Asking for a friend). Wakanda was a cartoon, so I can’t disagree with the comparison, Mr. Freeman.

He then concludes the Super Bowl has become “a mirror for us all”. That’s a clumsy way of saying the television show reflects our upside-down society. It’s a stretch to call that entertainment. That’s also why it is hard to watch for anyone with an IQ higher than an avocado, and there are a few of us albeit a dwindling few.

Prime-time Super Bowl 57 was a reflection of a diminished nation populated by idol worshippers, by Godless hedonists who derive pleasure from watching morality being crushed under the iron boot of relativism and transhumanism. What else explains a media largely indifferent to a Super Bowl in which both starting quarterbacks were black? Progress? Nope. There was an underlying reason: Patrick Mahomes (KC) and Jalen Hurts (Philly) are devout Christians. Media: “Why’d they have to go and spoil a perfectly good woke storyline by trotting out a couple of black Tim Tebow’s?” 

Notice, too, that Freeman’s analysis took no exception – as expected – to Rihanna’s vulgar gestures (stroking herself with two fingers), and that the NFL’s brass and/or Fox Sports made no effort to conceal the repeatedly grotesque display. Halftime shows are pre-screened.

The commercials, many of them so very inane, are no respite any longer. (The one featuring a loyal dog was certainly an exception). They once were funny and, in some years, more entertaining than the football game. Lately, they are weighed down by narratives. The McDonald’s ad excluded all images of burgers and fries, emphasizing gay and mixed-race couples talking about relationships underpinned by fast food. I’m not giving these relationships much chance of being intact for Super Bowl 58.

Considering that our fraying culture teeters on the edge of becoming unrecognizable, at least the NFL still permits a giant on-field American flag during the pre-game. And a bold and beautiful flyover by four U.S Navy fighter jets — piloted exclusively by women. 

Of the seven comprising the crews for the jets, five pilots were white. Oops. Apparently, USA Today missed that glaring indiscretion.

For the record, I’m all for women piloting fighter jets. Last time I checked, there is no requirement to parallel park a jet.

Parents unite

By Steve Woodward

Inconceivably, the decline of American culture found a deeper sinkhole in the opening days of February 2023 when The Grammy Awards descended into hell on live television.

Satan worship was elevated to a grand scale on CBS, once proudly known as The Tiffany Network, the home of 60 Minutes and The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.  

“And that’s the way it is,” Cronkite assured riveted viewers when he signed off five nights a week, and a nation was content that it was so (until Viet Nam War propaganda become too much, even coming from Cronkite). Generally, the “news” was a legitimate enterprise. 

Today, devotion to journalism of Cronkite’s time is dead, and the “way it is” in these United States is that we’ve lost our way. 

How do I know? Here’s how. There is not much that separates an over-the-top demonic light show to open The Grammys from the casual acceptance of the Left’s agenda for public and higher education. The same devotion to normalizing deviance is at work. Glorifying Satanic cult worship on prime-time network TV? Sure, why not? Graphic sexual encounters described in library books available to third graders? Yes, and with more to come.

Now that the unrepentant Left has been fully exposed as a terror cell infiltrating public education, it will not shrink into darkness to regroup and live to fight another day. It is emboldened by an updated narrative. Consider a recent editorial in The Wichita Eagle that said the quiet part out loud – parents who believe schools should provide a fundamental education for their children had best think again. Schools do not belong to parents, or their bigoted surrogates on school boards. They belong to race baiters and gender groomers; this is where we are. If you embrace Americanism and expect schools to do the same, prepare to face an educational landscape growing ever more hostile, or just go away and become homeschoolers.

Writes the cranky Kansan, “The sooner they’re gone, the better — and the sooner teachers can go back to teaching their students without having to constantly fend off baseless and graceless attacks from the MAGA wing of the political spectrum. … I’ve spent the last three years covering school board meetings and campaigns dominated by various wars over vaccines, face masks, books with LGBTQ characters, drag queens and critical race theory.

“I’ve had enough of this tribal tripe (emphasis added).”

Note the casual use of “teaching” and how the snowflake author tips his hand. Vaccines and face masks are a category of their own. The Left applauded imposing both mandates on children to protect their “health”. Or was there a stronger motive? In the same breath, the editorial defends obsessing over LGBTQ, drag queens and critical race theory as norms to be protected. Obsession with the former made the carrying out of the latter ever more possible. 

Or so they assumed. Reforming public education in traditional classroom settings while upholding the merits of private and home schooling are not mutually exclusive. In Moore County, public education reformers were despised by a “woke” school board that turned a blind eye to declining proficiencies in math and reading and increasing fights among students (even refusing to acknowledge fights captured on video). But following last November’s thorough denunciation by voters that added three new school board members committed to a turnaround, Moore is joining school systems around the nation that are on a glide path to restoring parental control. Of course, that will not stop vindictive defenders of filth and transgenderism from creating storm clouds.

Vigilance, always. Thus, it is encouraging that he N.C. Senate on February 7 was poised to vote for passage of a Parents’ Bill of Rights (SB 49), which requires that parents be notified when a name or pronoun assigned to their child suddenly changes. The bill also will ban explicitly sexual topics and discussion of gender identity options in K-4 classrooms. Opponents believe that schools and teachers should be able to facilitate gender grooming when parents try to stand in the way. That seems absurd because it is.

The N.C. House gets a shot at the bill next, and there is optimism that it will not punt as it did last November. Inevitably, reliable radical Gov. Roy Cooper probably will try to veto it unless a Democrat or two in the Senate are hearing from parents in their districts who have had enough. Passage will also marginalize the State Board of Education’s woke agenda. It can continue to decree whatever it wants from its lofty perch, but county school boards no longer are buying what the board is selling.


By Steve Woodward

NBC Sports football analyst and ex-NFL head coach Tony Dungy, a man of exceptional character and talent, is under siege by a very corrupt  media because he challenged its version of “truth”.

Dungy recently issued a concise tweet lamenting public education’s facilitation of gender fluidity, which is universally opposed in school districts nationwide. In particular, he sarcastically noted the possibility that school districts soon will be providing “litter boxes in school bathrooms for students who identify as cats.” This sounds insane, except for this: Students at Pinecrest High School have been known in recent years to arrive in cat attire (photo nearby), and not only on Halloween. Cats, once a Broadway show, is now a state of mind, or so it seems.

Sports Illustrated dutifully reported that Dungy “came under fire” for the tweet, which soon was deleted (probably because NBC Sports’ woke brass offered an ultimatum). And in rapid succession the lefties in sports media took their shots at Dungy for repeating a long ago “debunked”, mythical narrative about litter boxes in schools. 

But Dungy did not back down. Instead, he honored a commitment to be a speaker during the March for Life rally in Washington on its 50th anniversary. He was not going rogue. Dungy has spoken out against abortion throughout his life. This triggered a complete meltdown within the elite sports media, who are in reality no longer into balls and strikes, but more so balls and skirts. They love ‘em some drag.

“Dungy went ahead with his speaking engagement, using his athletic celebrity coupled with his religiosity as deodorant for a theme of intolerance,” wrote activist Washington Post “sports” columnist Kevin Blackistone.That came days after a tweet by Dungy for which he was rightfully and soundly denounced, shamed into apologizing and deleting his words.” Blackistone condemned Dungy for dismissing “student identity differences — and about the need to halt them … (and) disobliging the necessities of LGBTQ kids, and even those of kids of color.”

Blackistone seems to lament that Dungy is not black enough and, obviously, not woke enough. We must suppose that Blackistone detects racism any time he is covering a sports event in which a black athlete is called for a penalty or a foul. He must be exhausted by the end of the game. (This is the same columnist who condemned soccer icon Pele following his death at the end of 2022 because Pele did not oppose the dictators who controlled Brazil in his athletic prime). 

Google provides plenty of cover for the hysterical reaction to Dungy’s tweet about cat children. Search “high school furry trend” and you will find link after link pointing to accounts with headlines including, “How an urban myth about litter boxes in schools became a GOP talking point” (NBC News), and, “Fact-check: No evidence that U.S. schoolchildren are self-identifying and disrupting classrooms” (Reuters).

Yet, those willing to do nominal research quickly discover that the dress-up phenomenon has, in fact, proliferated across the land, in lock step with more “conventional” gender fluidity trends, including drag queen story time for children as young as elementary school age. 

Suppose litter boxes for school kids are disproven as widespread, like Bush 43’s weapons of mass destruction in Iraq two decades ago. Their absence does not excuse the dangerous inclinations of woke school systems to pander to the whims of children rather than addressing their potentially serious mental health problems. (Just as vanishing WMDs did not diminish Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror).

What the media actually was objecting to in Dungy’s case was what prompted his hair-trigger tweet in the first place. This same media that in years past hailed Dungy as a pioneering black NFL head coach has no patience for his conservative, Christian values today. How dare this football analyst cross the line, and on NBC, of all places, Trump Derangement Syndrome’s birthplace. 

Dungy was reacting to an unhinged demand by a Minnesota state legislator (Sandra Feist) that menstrual products be made available in boys bathrooms in state public and charter schools because, she argued, “not all students who menstruate are female.”

Not all television broadcasters who pontificate are woke. Put me in, coach.

Moore deceit

By Steve Woodward

Members of the Moore County Board of Health and its interim director, Matt Garner, are living in a parallel universe where it is still the year 2020, which would be laughable were it not so dangerous.

The board’s Moore Together campaign — promoted on its web site, in a poorly produced video and on Facebook — recommends continued reliance on experimental mRNA shots created by the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex, along with their so-called “life saving” boosters. The campaign is even sustaining the long debunked narrative promoting mask efficacy and social distancing.

The campaign is not a product of meticulous independent research and consultation with scientists and physicians. (When, if ever, has the board consulted local virologist Nixon Ellis, an early critic of school lockdowns?) Instead, it does nothing more than parrot the discredited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which historians will record sought to control minds rather than outcomes and failed to prevent a lengthy list of unintended (perhaps) consequences by infringing on medical liberty and medical practice autonomy.

The health board and its empty initiatives reflect dereliction of duty on an order of magnitude. But it goes beyond that. They are duplicating a global propaganda campaign that has cost young healthy adults their well beings and, in thousands of cases, their lives.

In the face of alarming evidence that these experimental jabs do not prevent illness and do not strengthen immunity, while they do cause sudden death and debilitating injuries such as myocarditis (see the definitive book, “Lies My Govt. Told Me“, by Dr. Robert W. Malone), our county board of health is playing along and promoting a status quo burned into the minds of millions by Dr. Anthony Fauci and his collaborators around the world.

This is it’s advice in 2023:

“Viruses like COVID-19 and the flu mutate over time. After you have had the initial vaccines (one shot if you had Johnson & Johnson, two if you had Pfizer or Moderna), it is important to continue to receive boosters to combat new strains of the virus. While we do not know for sure (emphasis added), it is very likely COVID-19 boosters will become an annual recommendation just like the flu vaccine (because the pharma industry says so).

“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for almost everyone ages 6 months and older (emphasis added). Side effects (if any) are generally mild. If you have a pre-existing condition or other concerns, talk to your doctor. While vaccinations may not prevent your getting COVID-19, they have been proven effective in reducing the severity of the disease, hospitalization, and death. If you have had COVID-19, the current recommendation is to wait 90 days after testing negative before getting a booster.”

Contradictory data and reporting is readily available, of course, and has been going on two years. Malone, Dr. Joseph Mercola, independent journalists Alex Berenson and Dr. Naomi Wolf (author of “The Bodies of Others“), and Steve Kirsch, founder of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation, have rebuked Faucism time and time again. The Brownstone Institute, Children’s Health Defense and the FLCCC Alliance web sites are a living archive of research materials exposing one of human history’s darkest chapters.

Become informed. Then become engaged. Contact Board of Health director Garner: 910.947.1663. Demand accountability.

Myocarditis as cause of death across all ages who are vaccinated (Mercola)

FDA, Pfizer knew mRNA injections cause teen myocarditis (Wolf)

Taiwan study: Heart symptoms spike after second Pfizer mRNA jab (Berenson)

Immune systems under siege in boosted (Berenson): “Too bad we didn’t work on that before we stuck a billion-plus people with mRNA.”

Lax standards the norm for COVID drug approvals (Brownstone Institute)

mRNA shots increase risk of contracting COVID-19 (Cleveland Clinic/The Gateway Pundit

COVID gaining resistance to Paxlovid miracles drug (The Plague Chronicle)

“Died Suddenly”: The Documentary Film of a Generation (Matthew Skow/Nicholas Stumphauzer). Click to view.

New book: “Pfizer Documents Report: What Pfizer, FDA Tried to Conceal” (Amy Kelly). Click to order.

Equally egregious, the Moore Together campaign makes not one mention of combating flu and respiratory illnesses by strengthening one’s immunity, or how to achieve same. You will find zero mention of highly effective supplements such as Vitamin B, C, D; Quercetin; turmeric; and zinc. There also is zero guidance about what to do when testing “positive” for a variant of the Wuhan Virus (aka, COVID). No mention of therapeutics like Ivermectin.

Instead, we are directed to “isolate, wear a mask (and) … get lots of rest.” A passing reference to the option of taking an “antiviral medication” can be found. If you ask most physicians, they will suggest Big Pharma’s COVID offshoot revenue stream (second only to potentially deadly mRNA shots). It’s marketed as Paxlovid. It has been a $10.6 billion flop. In fact, as evidenced by none other than President Joe Biden’s COVID bout last summer Plaxovid causes a bizarre “rebound” effect. He was positive. He was negative. Oops, he was once again positive.

Writes mRNA creator Dr. Malone, the worst case scenario attached to Plaxovid came true: “Viruses resistant to Paxlovid are spawned, the virus population explodes and then the ‘rebound’ effect is observed – only this time with Paxlovid resistant strains.” Don’t take his word for it, Malone adds:

“Paxlovid manufacturer Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration have both acknowledged reports of rebound COVID-19 cases associated with the drug.”

Moore Together is merely peddling 2020 logic to those who insist on running out to have a virus test when they feel a tad unwell, and who accept all positives, false or not. It’s surprising they have not adopted the annoying 2020 “Stay Safe” salutation as a tagline.

Here is our advice in 2023: Stay informed.

Merry but wary

By Steve Woodward

The most wonderful time of the year also is a time to be wary. Very wary. In these waning days of 2022 forces on the Left are racing the clock to impose their will on a distracted citizenry.

It’s happening in Washington and closer to home in North Carolina. Nefarious actors are bad enough to begin with, but we should resent them even more when they hijack the Christmas season. And they do, boldly.

The lame duck, Democrat-heavy state Supreme Court has been working feverishly on three fronts: To empower activist courts and judges in the arena of gerrymandering; to directly stomp on the will of citizens who favor a requirement that voters present ID at polling stations; and to declare, once again, that a districting map (for state Senate races) is unconstitutional and racially biased.

The court is sledgehammering away knowing that Republicans assume a 5-2 advantage in January. The current Democrat foursome, including race-baiter Anita Earls, delight in forcing the next court to toil at undoing what they’ve done in 2022.

In Washington, the Swamp is celebrating the Christmas season the only way it knows how — by defying America’s Judeo-Christian values at every turn. The Biden Administration is backing legislation named after Civil Rights era champion John Lewis that would once and for all eliminate proof of identity as a requirement for voting in elections, even though numerous states require voter ID by law. North Carolina voters approved enshrinement of voter ID in the state constitution, which is viewed by the left as a worthless piece of paper. They further exposed their disdain by allowing activist courts to neuter it. Trying to bury voter ID once and for all, the state Supremes on December 15 voted 4-3 to overturn the law. The will of state voters expressed in 2018 is now formally denounced.

Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09)

Back in D.C., our very own Congressman Dan Bishop, who represents Moore County until January, introduced a counter to the John Lewis bill, entitled, The Combat Voter Fraud Act. Bishop’s radio ads correctly point out the absurdity of conflating voter ID with racism and hatred (as Biden’s public remarks infer), while dismissing the fundamental right that our elections be fair and untainted by fraud.

Meanwhile, the state Supremes also bickered about state Senate maps currently in place but the bigger story on re-districting and so-called gerrymandering (map drawing) is unfolding inside the U.S. Supreme Court, where a 6-3 conservative majority reigns (thank you, President Trump). The SCOTUS is expected to vote in June 2023 on the merits of Moore v. Harper. The Harper supporters in the case make a truly absurd argument: that it’s dangerous to abide by the U.S. Constitution, which holds that state legislatures control the time, place and manner of Congressional elections (for U.S. House and Senate). Their side says courts — such as the N.C. Supreme Court — should intervene as necessary (as in, when Democrats are powerless to draw the maps).

Opines The Wall Street Journal in an editorial, “A Judicial Coup in North Carolina”, “Who better represents democracy in North Carolina — an elected Legislature, our four state judges who flip their judicial logic when it suits their partisan ends?”

Perhaps the only more egregious case of year-end subversion is the one tied to a pair of Republicans rather than Democrats. Namely, North Carolina Senators Richard Burr (retiring this month) and Thom Tillis (elected in 2020 with four years to go). These brash Swamp creatures decided to stuff our Christmas stockings with enormous middle fingers. They joined 10 other Republicans whose votes ensured passage of an act codifying gay and interracial marriage into law. 

See our breaking news in the latest Moore Liberty Digest (December 20) to better understand at least one reason why Burr and Tillis were undeterred and unafraid to betray fellow Republicans.

So have yourselves a merry little Christmas, and be sure the egg nog is heavily spiked.   

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