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Burt Prelutsky / June 1, 2020

The Foundation Racket

If there is a foundation that isn’t corrupt, that isn’t just a way for rich people to lower their tax rate by pretending the foundation is a charity and not simply a way to inflate certain people’s political influence, I don’t believe I’ve heard of it.

If there is a foundation that isn’t corrupt, that isn’t just a way for rich people to lower their tax rate by pretending the foundation is a charity and not simply a way to inflate certain people’s political influence, I don’t believe I’ve heard of it.

The most famous of them are the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Clinton Family Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Foundation and, not satisfied with just one, George Soros has number of them under the umbrella of the Open Society Foundations.

What each of them has in common is none of their missions is to improve life for Americans; in the case of the Clintons, it’s to enrich themselves. With the others, it’s to destroy the sovereignty of nations, particularly the United States, and to bring about a globalist society.

As rotten an idea is that in general terms, it becomes even worse when you realize that, at least so far as Bill Gates is concerned, that society should be overseen by the Communist Party of China.

Gates is one of the richest people in the world, thanks to the Capitalist system. How rich is he? Well, it’s always difficult for people that wealthy to really know because in the time it’s taking me to type this sentence, his fortune has probably grown by several million dollars. But it’s estimated to be $65 billion.

It’s difficult to get one’s brain around a number that huge. Spelled out, it looks like this: 65,000,000,000.

Gates isn’t just a run-of-the-mill capitalist. He’s one who was sued successfully by the U.S. Government under the Sherman Antitrust Act for his monopolistic practices. So it turns out he is one of those vile capitalist pigs the Communists are always complaining about, and yet he is best friends with China’s President Xi Jinping. Talk about your strange bedfellows. But not really so strange when you realize that both men despise America and one of those men would probably give up his first born if it meant his company, Microsoft, would continue to have access to China’s 1.3 billion potential customers. In pursuit of those customers, Gates has already supplied the dictatorship with the latest advances in American technology in order to maintain total surveillance on China’s slave population.

Some people wonder why companies like Microsoft are allowed to maintain their status as politically neutral platforms when they clearly have a left-wing political bias, but unlike, say, the NY Times and the Washington Post, they cannot be sued for libel or for infringing on people’s First Amendment right to free speech.

Wonder no more. Bill Gates is so rich that he could donate $1 million to the campaign of all 535 candidates running for the House and Senate and he’d still have $64,465,000,000! And all 535 of them appreciate that fact.

If you need further proof that this guy is a schmuck, his second best friend is George Soros.

As some cities and states slowly begin to open up, governors and mayors seem to be expressing their whimsical side.

For instance, here in Los Angeles, where Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced that we’ll mainly continue under house arrest through July, he has declared that the beach will be open. But only to people walking and jogging on wet sand. Inasmuch as the sand is only wet down by the ocean, the question is how people are going to reach it. It reminds me of the old schoolyard game known as “Simon Says.” Since “Simon” Garcetti didn’t say you can cross the dry sand in order to reach the wet stuff, you will be fined and arrested if you try.

A while ago, President Trump indicated he was going to cut off funding to the World Health Organization because he recognized the organization and its director, Tedros Adhamon, were, along with Bill Gates, in the hip pocket of China’s despot.

But, suddenly, Trump was considering the continuation of funding, but at a lower level. Previously, we were blowing about $400 million a year on the organization. The President is talking about donating the same amount as China, which is in the neighborhood of $40 million. It’s an improvement, but it is still an unprincipled action.

One can only wonder who has been whispering in Trump’s ear. One certain possibility is Anthony Fauci, who has declared himself a friend and an admirer of Adhamon’s.

It is worth noting that Adhamon has a record of deceit stretching back to the 1990s, when, for political reasons, he denied there were cholera outbreaks taking place in his native Ethiopia.

It’s also a fact that Adhamon is not a physician; he comes by the title of “Doctor” because he received a Bachelor of Science degree, making him little more than a medical bureaucrat.

One would have thought that being locked down in his basement would have been a boon for Joe Biden’s campaign, because it made it far more difficult for reporters to ask him any probing questions about his son’s financial finagling’s, about Tara Reade or his flip-flopping over the years on everything from open borders to gun rights to same-sex marriages.

But, Biden is so far along the path to full-scale dementia that he manages to derail his campaign all by himself and even, presumably, while using a Teleprompter.

Last week, while expounding on the C-19 shutdown, he said: “This is not a moment for excuses or deflections or blame games. We’re in the middle of a pandemic that’s cost us more than 85,000 jobs and the lives of billions of people…uh, millions of people, millions of jobs.”

That same day, he sucked up to Stacey Abrams, the totally unimpressive black political operative who managed to lose the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race yet continued to claim for months that she was the state’s governor. She would now like Biden to select her as his running mate. And he certainly did nothing to dissuade her of that delusion by describing her as a combination of Joan of Arc, Marie Curie, Clara Barton, Helen Keller and Mother Teresa, and, what’s more, she’s black.

But even in his current state of non-compos mentis, Biden is probably thinking: “If the slug couldn’t carry the state on her own, how the hell can she help me win it? If I’m looking for losers, I’d pick Elizabeth Warren. In the primary, she ran behind both Bernie and me in her home state of Massachusetts. Besides, I’ve got the black vote tied up. Why wouldn’t I pick Amy Klobuchar who might help a little in the Rust Belt?”

Or maybe he’s just wondering why “Sesame Street” isn’t being re-run all day every day.

Over on PBS, they’ve been screening a movie, “Voices from the Front Line,” which praises Xi Jinping for making his number one priority the elimination of poverty in China. Perhaps because China’s Department of Propaganda financed the film, Xi comes across as a combination of Moses, Christ, Louis Pasteur, Pope John and Albert Schweitzer. But, PBS makes no mention of the Department’s involvement.

They also don’t question the film’s conclusion by pointing out some of Xi’s more controversial priorities involve burying America by stealing our industries and our technology; terrorizing China’s neighbors by expanding its military influence further and further into the South China Sea; supporting the loony puppet government of North Korea; sending the nation’s Muslim population to concentration camps; murdering his political rivals, including the doctors who wanted to warn the world about the C-19 pandemic; and subjugating the people of Hong Kong.

Speaking of the pandemic, Rob Schenck wondered why mayors and governors weren’t better prepared to deal with the outbreak when they had already experienced SARS, H1N1 and other outbreaks.

I replied: “It’s because politicians are never thinking about the next (inevitable) pandemic, but only about the next election.”

Stephen Hanover sent along a sample of church bulletin humor. I’m never sure how many of these things are real and which are invented to give us a laugh. Either way, they often get a chuckle out of me. Or even a snort, which is a laugh that’s caught me entirely by surprise.

“Eight new choir robes are needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.”

“Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.”

“Potluck supper Sunday at 5 o'clock. Prayer and medication to follow.”

“The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement this Friday afternoon.”

“This evening at 7 p.m., there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and be prepared to sin.”

“Ladies Bible Study will be held this Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The ladies are all invited to lunch at the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.”

“The Pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast on Sunday.”

“The Low Esteem Support Group will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please use the back door.”

“The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s "Hamlet” in the Church basement Friday at 7 p.m. The Congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.“

"Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use the large double door at the side entrance.”

“The Associate Minister unveiled the Church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: ‘I upped My Pledge – Up Yours!’”

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