Sunday, December 05, 2021

Wir Sind das VOLK!!

Sympatico-post with the Austrians.  They're not taking the New Fascism very well at all.

Gehen mit Gott!!  Uns Kriegt der Mie!!

Annie Althouse Bares Her Bloody Teeth

Althouse is a Libertarian.  And it shows.

...There's no need to wait until the Court overrules Roe (i.e, Casey). 

Murray notes "the congressional bill" and links to "House passes bill to create statutory right to abortion as a battle over Texas law heats up" (from last September). There will only be bans on abortion if the democratic processes within government provide the relevant statutes — contrary to the delusion of those low-information citizens who think the fetus is about to acquire a constitutional right to life — and these democratic processes can just as well enact a statutory right to have an abortion. 

If we the people really want this right, we can get it. The Democrats have a lot of power now, and there should be pressure on them to use it, and you can see the House has already acted. We're told the President "strongly supports" the legislation. The trick is to get the bill through the Senate....
Gratuitous insult returned, Annie.
 
What Annie does not anticipate--in her Madistan cocoon--is the likelihood that any Federal legislation on the topic will hit the same buzzsaw as does Casey/Roe.

Is CRT ALL Bad?

Katherine Kersten wrote an essay on the new Minnesota educational standards.  Naturally, they include CRT.

But some of that language pertains to a current-day non-racial situation.  Here's an excerpt from the standards:

Resistance: Describe how individuals and communities have fought for freedom and liberation against systemic and coordinated exercises of power locally and globally…and organize with others to engage in activities that could further the rights and dignity of all; and

Ways of Knowing: Use ethnic and indigenous studies methods in order to understand the roots of contemporary systems of oppression and apply lessons from the past to eliminate historical and contemporary injustices.

Gee.  "Systemic and coordinated exercises of power locally and globally...." describes the Covidian Pfizer-Pushers pretty well, doesn't it?\

Thought so.

In high school:

Analyze how caste systems based upon race, social class, and religion have been used to justify imperialism, colonization, warfare, and chattel slavery; how those caste systems and justifications have changed over time; and how they influence our society today,”...

"Changed over time"?  Sure!!  Ask any Australian in a prison camp, or wait a month or so and ask any Austrian who will either submit or be a prisoner in their own home (so far.)

The Imperialism and Warfare of the Ruling (Covidian) Class.

Some things never change.

School Starts, Covid Goes Up. Remarkable!

Look at the graph.  The CoviDOOM!!! report headline implies all sorts of things that the chart simply does not support.

Both ('20 and '21) upticks occurred within 30 days of school startup.  Ask any parent about that co-incidence. 

The current CoviDOOM!!!! is less than 2/3rds of the '20 CoviDOOM!!!

One other note:  Tin-Pot Tony's mask mandate wasn't worth a damn.

Saturday, December 04, 2021

BangSlamma! 6th Rules Against Biden*

Two actions here.

The Sixth Circuit Court has denied the federal government’s motion to transfer the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine-or-test requirement lawsuit to a different court, while also rejecting the White House’s bid to dissolve a stay on the mandate, delivering a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to press ahead with implementation.

In a Dec. 3 ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court denied the government’s motion to transfer the case to the Fifth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit, while also rejecting as “moot” the Biden administration’s attempt to overturn a hold on the mandate....

Let's Go, Brandon!

Imaginative? Yes. Science? Nope.

 Ummmnnnhhhh......there's an emerging problem, so let's invent a new "disorder"!!

Up to 300,000 people in the UK are facing heart-related illnesses due to post-pandemic stress disorder (PPSD), two London physicians have warned.

This could result in a 4.5 per cent rise in cardiovascular cases nationally because of the effects of PPSD, with those aged between 30 to 45 most at-risk, they claim....

That's the Ticket!!!   PPSD!!!

See, PPSD produced heart-related physical problems.  Post WAR stress didn't do that, so it's obvious:  pandemics are worse than wars.  And it has nothing...nothing.......nothing to do with the vascular and heart problems documented to be caused by The Vaxx.  Nothing.  STFU, NOTHING!!

SCIENCE!!!

Yes, Fauci the Fraud Over-Hyped AIDS

Regardless of the memory-loss of certain agenda-driven grifters quoted in this article, RoJo is right.  Fauci over-hyped AIDS, claiming that the disease could infect every American who ever had sexual relations.

But RoJo didn't tell the whole story, either; Fauci ignored a few treatments which were VERY effective in favor of an enormously expensive custom drug remedy.  That probably cost about 15,000 lives, including one of a friend of ours here in Milwaukee.

Ignore the screechers that Pravda dug up.  Go with the reality.  Read "The Band Played On", written by a homosexual who knew the score.

Fauci Delendum Est.

Pubbies Admit Big, Big, Elections Mistake

Let's reduce this partisan-spin screed to the essential elements.

Five years ago, Republicans changed election oversight and procedures in Wisconsin, playing nice-nice with Democrats.

Then they found out that Democrats will cheat, lie, steal, and commit wholesale election fraud under the new rules.

So they want to repair the repair.

This happens if you trust Democrats to be morally upright.  IOW, the Democrats made fools of the Republicans.  Maybe Robin learned something here.

Evers: Kill the Babies, Screw the Parents

Tin-Pot Tony Evers, the anti-life, anti-parent Governor.

... Evers vetoed for the second time legislation that would require lifetime prison sentences for doctors if they do not provide medical care to babies who are born after attempted abortions...

Born alive?  Die anyway.  Tony don't need your stinkin' life.

 ...Evers also vetoed legislation that would ban abortions based on sex, require doctors to provide expecting parents information about congenital conditions, reduce government funding for organizations that offer abortion services with exceptions in cases of sexual assault, incest, or when a woman's life is in danger....

Tony's Take-Out Restaurant!!  Wanna boy?  Wanna girl?  No problem.  We'll kill the baby that offends you.  NOTE WELL the 'exceptions' clause above.  Wanna guess which "pro-life" organization is shilling for Planned Parenthood there

Finally, "transparency" in schools?  Nope.  Ain't gonna happen.

...Evers also vetoed a bill that would require school officials to post online information about a host of materials and educational activities used in every classroom. The information must be accompanied by a bibliography, the full text or copy of the materials and activities, and a link to the associated curriculum adopted by the school board. ...

What's he trying to hide?

You don't really want to know, do you?


Even More Lunacy in Chicago

Chicago completes the trifecta.

1) Record murders, 2) "No prosecute" D.A., and 3) Boys in the girls' room!!

It's a tourist destination for connoisseurs of freak shows.

Friday, December 03, 2021

How Many False-Flag Feds at 1/6??

One of Pelosi's Gulag prisoners asserts that there were at least four false-flag operatives (FEEBS) inciting the crowd on 1/6.

...Ryan Nichols, a 30-year-old Texas man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, said in a Dec. 1 motion that footage deemed sensitive by the Department of Justice (DOJ), in fact, contains exonerating evidence for him and other Jan. 6 defendants. Nichols has been jailed in Washington, D.C., since Jan. 18 on numerous charges, including civil disorder, disorderly conduct, and unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon on Capitol grounds.
Investigative reports and congressional hearings have claimed that undercover law enforcement agents may have participated in the Jan. 6 riots, but the Dec. 1 filing marks the first time such allegations have been made in court records against specific people, according to Nichols’s attorney, Joseph McBride....
The rest of the story is compelling as it involves the killing of another woman in the tunnel.  While the Government maintains that she died of a drug overdose, the Government will NOT RELEASE the full autopsy report.
Because you can trust your Government, right?

Think CRT Is Bad? It's Nothing.....

Critical Race Theory--the proposition that all whites are bad and all blacks are good by their very nature--is destructive.

But the "Build Back Bolshevik" plan is even worse.  Under its provisions, your child-care center will be forced to hire transvestites and transgenders.

...Provisions in the BBB would extend federal nondiscrimination rules to child care centers that receive funding through the bill and explicitly label them federal financial recipients.

Among the nondiscrimination laws that would apply to providers is Title IX, which bars “discrimination on the basis of sex.” Earlier this year, the Biden administration announced that it will enforce Title IX against “discrimination” based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” – a move currently being challenged by 20 Republican states.

The bill’s language would “change the rules” of child care in “an intentional effort to bring all of these programs under the moral revolution mandated by the federal government,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary noted....

Your child-care provider would be forced to hire trannies or give up any Federal funding,  Why is that important?

Because those funds were block-granted to States in the past, and States simply passed the money along to child-care providers.  There was little or no "discrimination" enforcement, and certainly none involving transgenders.

This is "SCIENCE" now, ya'know.

Lyin' Biden* Jiggers Supply-Chain Numbers

Lying with statistics is usually very effective.

Unless there are actual reporters out there.

President Biden is touting his administration's handling of the supply chain crisis, claiming the situation is all but resolved. However, the bottleneck that helped bring the supply chain to a virtual standstill remains in place.

On Wednesday, Biden said the supply chain is in "very strong shape" ahead of the holiday season.

"It's not because of luck," Biden said. "We averted potential crisis by figuring out what needed to get fixed, and then we brought the people together to do the hard work of fixing it."...

OK.  How many freighters are still in queue?  Ah!! There's the game!!!

...Biden said Wednesday that, thanks to his administration's efforts to keep the ports open 24/7, the number of container ships waiting to unload has decreased by 40%. 

Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, used that same figure on Tuesday....

Seroka's job depends on his lying, of course.

Let's look at the tape.

....Biden and Seroka are correct that the number of ships at anchor or loitering has decreased — but only for those vessels within 40 miles of the ports. 

Overall, the logjam of cargo ships remains as severe as ever. The reason why is simple: Since last month, a new queuing system has encouraged and led many ships to move outside of the ports' 40-mile zone to a Safety and Air Quality Area (SAQA) that extends 150 miles to the west of the ports and 50 miles to the north and south....

The new system is one month old!!  Just co-incidence, that timing, eh?  Wasn't that when Biden* promised to flatten the curve or kill off the backlog or reduce the price of gasoline or solve the border crisis or whip inflation now......or whatever??

How many ships are where?

 

..."In mid-November, 86 container ships were floating around San Pedro Bay waiting for a berth," explained Steve Rattner, who served as auto-industry czar in the Obama administration. "Today, just two weeks later, that figure is down to 44."

The sharply reduced count of 44 ships anchored offshore includes only those ships waiting within the 40-mile zone as of midday Tuesday, according to data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California. American Shipper estimated that there were another 50 container ships waiting outside the SAQA, making for a total of 94 ships....

Is 94 larger than 86?  (Yes, unless you're a graduate of Biden* schools, run by the AFT and NEA.)

Next week, Biden* will create another new SAQA extending to Hawaii.

Cortez Rice Jailed in Waukesha County

On a tip from Andy Ngo....

Cortez Rice--a relative of George Floyd--got his 15 minutes of fame for threatening Kenosha County jurors in the Rittenhouse trial.

Now he's in the Waukesha County Jail, apparently charged with attempting to contact those jurors  traffic offenses and warrants, probably while trying to contact those jurors.

Hmmmmm.

Thursday, December 02, 2021

90 Days, 1200++ Dead. Pfizer's Wonder-Jab

This is actually typical of Fauci's M.O.

In all, the report states that there were a total of 42,086 case reports of individuals who had an adverse reaction to Pfizer’s vaccine worldwide, with the largest number (13,739) coming from the United States and from the UK (13,404).

According to the documents women (29,914) were over 3x more likely to experience a reaction than men (9182). A total of 1223 individuals had a fatal reaction to the experimental Pfizer vaccine.

That's in the first NINETY DAYS of its circulation.

 

 

Self-Defense Re-Examined

 Actually, there are two questions involved here.  The one NOT addressed?  The 'moral' one, unless 'morality' is determined by a judge or jury.  Arms/Law notes a paper by a LawProf at GWU:

...self-defense is an area where the views of the legal elite and the rest of the population collide. In the eyes of the legal elite (and thus the law), the lives of the aggressor and of the defender have equal or almost equal value. Thus the defender can only use lethal force if he reasonably fears that the aggressor is about to use the same force; the tie goes to the runner, or the defender, but otherwise they are equal.

To the rest of the world's population, tho, they are not at all of equal value. The life of a burglar and of a good citizen homeowner are not at all of equal value, nor are those of a person minding their own business and someone who attacks and tries to do them harm. Years ago, a local prosecutor told me that he'd told his boss they might as well give up prosecuting homeowners who shot fleeing burglars in the back. It was illegal, but they'd had three cases of that type and lost three jury verdicts in a row, and if juries will not convict, then it is legal in the real world, regardless of what the statutes say.

Her paper has an interesting point; many European codes are actually more liberal toward the defender than is American law....

As to shooting in the back--no matter what a jury says, shooting someone who is in flight from the scene is at least assault/deadly weapon.  I suppose a scenario could be constructed which allows such an assault, say, if the goblin was re-loading so temporarily 'running away,' but in general terms?  Nope.

On the other hand....one is likely to give the home-owner or assault victim a fairly wide latitude regarding the decision to pull a gun and shoot.  Fright is something which provokes ill-considered reaction, and 'fright-reaction' is something that will evoke empathy.  Can 'fright-reaction' rise to the level of justified force?

Hmmmm.

LBJ's Legacy Includes Waukesha Mass-Murderer

Never forget the destruction wrought by LBJ and the Democrat Party.  Here's a history lesson from Sefton at Ace's Place.  It won't be hard to determine how the "Great Society" spawned Darrel Brooks, Jr.

...Prior to 1965, the black American family was relatively stable and despite Democrat-created and enforced Jim Crow laws (ironically, the ones that Biden's own solicitor general is actually arguing in favor of before the Supreme Court in the Dobbs case) black Americans in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War were moving up the economic ladder and poised to become a bulwark of the American middle class. And since the Democrat Party and the anti-American left rely on the disenfranchised and a vast underclass for their political power, the upward mobility of black America heralded the death knell of the Democrats. What to do? Well, for one thing, you open the borders and import millions of third world peasants, immediately registering them as Democrats (thank you Teddy Kennedy) and you weaponize the legitimate civil rights movement to foment resentment and hatred against the very people who gave it the political muscle in the first place: white conservatives, Judeo-Christians and the Republican party. You also use fake grievance as a means to stigmatize the precepts of self-reliance, personal responsibility and the work ethic as racist and white supremacist, to instill the illusion of helplessness and hopelessness. "Ain't No Makin' It" as the propagandists (who are, like Jay MacLeod, 99 44/100% white and leftist) claim.

Psaki-Psircling back to the wages of the welfare state, what used to be known as "relief" in the old days was temporary. The insidiousness of the War on Poverty was that it was, in point of fact, a War FOR Poverty. Within one generation, the government subsidized sloth and bastardy, destroyed the family and the work ethic and substituted Uncle Sugar as the parent. When you destroy the family - specifically removing the father from the scene - you target subsequent generations for termination, specifically young males. No discipline, no one to teach right from wrong, morals, values and ethics. You breed a generation of people hateful and resentful of their situation. And then the hustlers and the vampires like Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Ibram X. Krement, Rustoleum Hannah-Jones and the Democrat Party channel that hatred - at America as founded.

Let me be clear. Blacks in this country most certainly have gotten the shit end of the stick for a few hundred years. But so has every other ethnic minority group. And yet what have they and blacks done, at least until 1965 or so? The took their lumps, figurative and many times literal, and worked their asses out from under and got ahead. And it cannot be emphasized and underscored often and loudly enough: Whatever oppression and abuse blacks have suffered in this country was at the hands of and caused by Democrats and Leftists....

He's not wrong.  One of my (very white) uncles lived in what's now 'the hood' in Milwaukee right through the very early 1970's; it was an integrated, peaceful, idyllic "city" area.  There was no crime to speak of and the neighbors all took care of each other.  Good, well-paid work was available at A O Smith, Allis-Chalmers, and American Motors (Seaman Body) among other places and the people took advantage of it.  Further, the 'white folks' living in the area had all been part of a 'minority' community (German immigrants) so they knew the score.

That particular area of the city remains a bastion of actual citizens, now almost totally black.  They own and maintain their homes, gardens, and lawns.  They tolerate no BS.  Intact families prevail, just as is the case in the western Sherman Park area. 

The NEW Republican Party would do well to proselytize in those areas.  

The RINO/Banker/Globaloney bunch?  They're the NEW Democrat Party--same as the OLD Democrat Party of LBJ.  They are no longer persuading blacks or Hispanics, for good reason.

Masks? Theater.

To the surprise of NOBODY who pays attention....

An acclaimed study on the effectiveness of masks in reducing symptomatic COVID-19 is facing new scrutiny after a researcher highlighted the minuscule infection differences between "treatment" and control groups randomized across 600 Bangladeshi villages.

Accused of design flaws and overstating its findings when it was released in late August, the study's newly released data show only 20 more symptomatic COVID cases in the villages that didn't receive masks and related education, reminders and "role modeling by community leaders."

In a total study population of 342,126 adults, 1,106 people in the control group tested positive, compared to 1,086 in the treatment group. The latter group represented 52% of the study population....

The reason that there's no significant difference is simple:  paper and cloth masks are totally useless in preventing a virus from moving.   

Chain-link fence for mosquito control.

So stupid it must be Democrat!

Smart Move in NYC (?)

Betting on a jury?  This woman paid attention to the Kyle Trial.

A white NYC woman who plowed her BMW through 50 Manhattan BLM protestors last year has refused a plea deal and will now stand trial, even as protesters compare her to a female Kyle Rittenhouse.

Kathleen Casillo, 53, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday after she was accused of driving into the pedestrians during the protest at the intersection of 39th Street and Third Avenue on December 11, 2020.

Casillo, of Howard Beach, Queens, has claimed the demonstrators had come up to her car and called her 'a white privilege b**ch' before banging on the vehicle. She told police at the time she had panicked and hit the gas as they started banging on the car and trying to pry open its doors.

Damage to the 2019 black BMW sedan is clearly visible in photos from the incident.

She was offered a deal which would have seen her complete six days community service, and have her license suspended for a year, but turned it down, meaning a jury will now decide the matter. 

Casillo was issued no more than a desk appearance ticket for the incident and was released only hours after her arrest. Her 29-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time, but was not charged....

Side-note:  Daily Mail goes racist by mentioning "white" in its lead graf.

Anyhow...she's betting that citizens have turned against rioter/insurrectionist BLM jackwads.

Let's hope so.

WEAC Requests Loony-Bin Vacay

There are no words....

Three Oshkosh Area School District staff members are requesting "mental health and wellness days" for the 2021-22 school year.

According to the agenda for tonight's board of education meeting, Feb. 17 and 18 would become a mental health and wellness break from the stressors occurring as a result of post-COVID....

It IS clear that there is a mental-health problem with these three.  The question is "Who pays?"


Waukesha Mass-Killer Brooks Has Feeeeelzzzzzz

His mommy says he's a nut-case.

He says he's being called names.

Brooks spoke to Fox News briefly Wednesday. ...

..."I just feel like I'm being monster — demonized," Brooks told Fox News, adding that he feels he's been "dehumanized." ..

Imagine that!

He'll get meds for his nut-case monster self at Waupun, until he assumes room temperature.

Unless he's tried in Milwaukee County by Chisholm's office.  Then all bets are off.

More Crapola on Hospital "Crowding"

More of the same, piled higher and deeper.

The Wisconsin hospital system continues to feel the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association COVID-19 dashboard, Northwest Wisconsin had no intensive care beds immediately available Wednesday. Eau Claire County makes up part of that region, near the Minnesota border. ...

Huh.

Apparently there are NO OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS requiring ICU.

Remarkable!!

Let 'em Tax!!

Want a mystery to solve?

When the City and County of Milwaukee want to tax the Hell out of their residents, why does the State put up barriers?

The state relief that cash-strapped Milwaukee and Milwaukee County have been calling for could come to fruition after all — but there's a long road ahead and many details yet to work out.

Chief among them is whether the city can commit long-term to maintaining its police force, which has declined in recent years as budget pressures have grown.

State Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, at a panel discussion Tuesday raised the possibility that the state could permit the sales tax increase local leaders have been seeking, allowing the city and county to address pressing pension obligations while lowering property taxes....

Kooyenga seems to think that a large Milwaukee police department reduces crime.

Wrong, Senator.  No matter the size of the cop shop, the District Attorney and Milwaukee's courts will continue to release accused (and often, convicted) felons into the population.

Milwaukee has for decades overspent on frivolities and--by the way--police and fire pensions and benefits.  It has counted on its Democrat friends in Madison to bail it out, until those Democrat friends were voted out of office by Wisconsin citizens grown sick and tired of shoveling money into the SE corner-toilet.

Let 'em tax, Senator.  It's the right thing to do.

"REEEEEEEE"!!! Screeched the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Well, really, it's the Milwaukee Pravda, here REEEEEEEEing over Gableman's employment practices.  Pravda also finds a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

Michael Gableman as part of his election review for Republicans hired one investigator who has sought to overturn the presidential results and another who this year worked closely with a felon to examine Wisconsin's ballots....

The correct response?  "So what?"   

On the other hand, Karen Patrick Marley is totally in-curious about this:

...Gableman told the Assembly Elections Committee on Wednesday that he submitted legal filings this week in Waukesha County — where Gableman is based — against Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.

Gableman said he made the filings because "those two simply failed without reason or excuse to appear for their depositions and answer questions."...

Other than reporting the denials of those people, no follow-up.  

Recently released records show Gableman in October visited the Pleasant Prairie headquarters of Uline, the packaging company headed by Republican megadonor Richard Uihlein....

...Uihlein is a major backer of the No Better Friend Corp., a political group whose board of advisers includes Gableman. No Better Friend is run by Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson, who is considering running for governor or U.S. senator next year. 

Conspiracy!!  Insurrection!!  

Without evidence.

Abp Dolan's Dumbest Move

Back in the Jolly-Chuckle-and-wear-a-Cheesehead days of Abp. Dolan, he made a very, very, stupid move.

He decided to plant a big, sloppy, kiss onto Wisconsin Right to Life--and at the same time, to move his chubby imprimatur away from Pro-Life Wisconsin.

Actual Catholics knew that +Dolan was screwing up big-time, as Right to Life was then, and still is, a squish.  They push* the Bush family stance:  if the baby results from rape or incest, then the baby may be executed.

IOW, kill the baby because of the sin of the father.

WRTL has done some good.  But then, any part-timer can do some good.  And that's what they really are.

Part-timers.

Why does it matter?

Because Wisconsin statutes bar abortion, period.  No exceptions.  So when SCOTUS knocks down Roe, the Wisconsin law will apply.

Naturally, Wisconsin Right to Life will push the Legislature to "repair" the Wisconsin statute to include rape, incest, and "health of the mother."  And they will drag out their +Dolan endorsement as part of their effort.

That's why it matters.  

Think +Dolan will 'clarify'?

*Actually, they endorse Bush-esque Leggie candidates.

Baldwin: 'The GUN Did It'

Well, of course!

Alec Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing a cinematographer....

Funny that the gun only did that when Baldwin was holding it.

Feds to Track Your Immunizations

How very nice of them!

Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), who was one of the 130 Republicans to vote “no,” told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday that the legislation would enable the federal government to “track” unvaccinated Americans who “will be targeted and forced to comply with Biden’s crazy ‘global vaccination’ vision.”...

“These systems are designed to allow for the sharing of crucial information and maintenance of records....  “The bill’s author even bragged in her press release that these systems will help the government remind patients when they are due for a recommended vaccine and identify areas with low vaccination rates to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines. This was clearly a legislative tool to enforce vaccine mandates and force their Orwellian rules onto those who do not comply.”...

Yes, that passed the House, and 70 Republicans voted FOR it.  

Obviously there are 70 Republicans should be primaried by conservatives.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Bulwark Writer?

 Maybe this is a cartoon.  Or maybe the cartoonist knows someone who is a Bulwark writer?