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Unexpected iTunes Chart Topper: Conservative Song That's Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, and 100% Anti-Snowflake

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I’m not sure whether it’s maturity or age, but there’s a certain point where you stop caring about the ignorance and/or contempt you have for the artists at the top of the music charts. I’ve reached it.

A look at  the June 9 iTunes charts, as per PopVortex, actually didn’t repulse me as much as I thought it would. The chart measures paid downloads, not streams. Korean boy-band BTS is there — as they always seem to be — with a track called “Butter.” The latest Disney product, Olivia Rodrigo, has a few songs on there which, you may not be surprised to know, I’ll not be listening to. Dua Lipa and The Weeknd, neither of which I mind, both made the top 20.

You may be unfamiliar with the artist at the top, however, a Canadian rapper named Tom MacDonald. His song “Snowflake” is at No. 1 — and it’s definitely not your average left-friendly song.

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As you can probably guess by the title, MacDonald takes liberal snowflakes and skewers them badly.

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The refrain says it all: “Y’all are so fake, oh no / The forecast said that there’d be snowflakes, whoa-oh / You can’t make us see it your way, no way, gasoline and propane / More flames, oh no / No more snowflakes.”

In one couplet, MacDonald manages to be both pro-gun and pro-life: “You think taking guns away will save our kids from the killings / But your pro-choice abortion kills way more children.”

In another part of the song, MacDonald goes off on the hollow and contradictory nature of liberals’ obsession with race and privilege.

“I hear ’em preaching at a protest that hatred’s the problem / But hating straight men, white folks, and Christians is common,” MacDonald sings.

And then there’s woke capitalism: “Coca Cola telling people they should be less white / They preaching tolerance but if you disagree, they fight.”

Here’s the video, which has had more than 4.5 million views as of Wednesday after being released on Friday.

And then there are race, elections and priorities: “There’s a race war here, elections based on fear / Black lives only matter once every four years / Soldiers died for this country and every one of us benefits / Give welfare to the bums and forget about the veterans.”

Politicians? “If you lie to the government they’ll put you in prison / But when they lie to all of us it’s called being a politician.” Immigration? “If America’s so terrible and racist / It probably isn’t safe to encourage immigration, just saying / All the contradictions are embarrassing.”

And the patriotic kicker before the chorus: “Ashamed to be American? OK, that’s cool / ‘Cause honestly, we are all ashamed of you, too.”

“I woke up to see ‘Snowflakes’ still #1 on the charts. Songs like this arent supposed to top charts,” MacDonald tweeted Monday.

“They arent supposed to get millions of views. They arent supposed to win…but I guess there’s still ppl out there who give a damn about the truth.”

What’s interesting, as Just the News notes, is that MacDonald is not even an American citizen, though he now resides in Los Angeles, according to his SoundCloud.

Then again, even beyond the fact this is currently his country of residence, it’s worth noting that America is a surrogate for how many feel about the state of the West right now. And MacDonald has taken on the role of surrogate spokesman.

Of course, there are liberal detractors, including a Twitch streamer who became momentarily famous when he went after MacDonald.

“Tom macdonald thinks he’s hard cause he can voice opinions that everyone already has and put it on some beat fetishism. Snowflake is dogs*** and the video is even worse,” wrote the user, named Neesh. “Sincerely a person with half a brain and ears. P.S Youre a p***y.”

While there’s a lot of this floating around, that’s to be expected — particularly when this kind of aggressive pushback against the left is a rarity in the entertainment industry.

What’s telling is that when it happens, people not only get upset, people listen, too. And people are clearly listening to Tom MacDonald — music that plays to a rap beat, and a message that’s rare enough in the popular culture today.

He’s beating stars like Olivia Rodrigo, BTS and The Weeknd in downloads. He’s amassing more than 4.5 million views in just a few days on YouTube.

Let’s be clear that that that isn’t solely on the strength of the music. Not to say that this is a bad song — it’s actually quite good — but the real takeaway is that people are dying for entertainment that shares their values.

Given that, I doubt this’ll be the last time you hear the name Tom MacDonald. Perhaps there’s still reason for a fogey like me to pay attention to what’s at the top of the charts, after all.

As he pointed out: “Black folks and white folks divided by the news / But we’re all the same, we are red, white, and blue”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.


After Seeing Kids Playing Basketball with Milk Crate, Officers Go Above and Beyond to Get Them Real Hoop

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and when you’re a kid with limitless imagination, many things are possible. That was certainly true of a group of kids in one Chicago neighborhood whose love for basketball was great enough that they found what they could to set up a basketball court: a small cement slab and an old milk crate. It was enough for a time, even if it wasn’t regulation. But that all changed after some Chicago Police Department officers spotted the kids. The story that resulted was heartwarming enough that Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown had to tweet the story. “Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop,” Brown wrote on Monday. “The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs.” Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop. The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs. 🏀🏀🏀 — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 21, 2021 Two officers lugged the boxed gift to the porch where another officer stood as a woman covered a young man’s eyes, removing her hands to reveal the surprise. The boy, upon seeing the brand-new basketball hoop immediately shouted “thank you!” and started bouncing up and down with excitement. These #ChicagoPolice officers surprised the kids with their new hoop and took time out to assemble it for them. — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) June 21, 2021 “Is that a little bit better?” one of the officers asked. “Yeah!”…

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'Chunk' the Golden Retriever Missing for 2 Weeks Finally Found by NJ Troopers Swimming in the Bay

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The last two weeks have been turbulent for a family in Brick, New Jersey, after their beloved 3-year-old golden retriever ran off and disappeared. Jim Zangara had been on his boat with Chunk, the dog, and paused to talk to another boater. Looking for Chunk, he realized the dog had gotten off the boat. “And all of a sudden I looked to see where he was, and he was in the woods a little bit,” Jim told the Asbury Park Press. “And I said, ‘Come here, Chunk,’ and he had his toy in his mouth, turned around and boom. And for no reason.” “He’s very timid. He always has been. So maybe something scared him and that’s why he took off. It was very odd for him to do what he did.” “LOST DOG — Sunday 6/6/21 at F-cove,” Marie Puzio Zangara posted on the Lost Dogs in Ocean County Facebook page. “His name is Chunk, and he’s scared. Last spotted running back into the woods/marsh behind Mantoloking Rd. Please call 973-945-9299 or Brick PD if spotted! Please don’t chase — he’s very skittish — he will run.” Posts were shared across many relevant lost and found groups online. People kept their eyes open for the large dog, and his family waited and wondered if they’d ever see him again. As the days passed, Marie’s fears grew. “This past week has been tough,” she told NJ Advance Media. “No one had seen him since the eighth day he was missing. I was worried maybe he had gotten hit by a car or was off in the woods where we couldn’t find him or someone had grabbed him.” But then, on Tuesday morning, he was spotted, and it took multiple people on land and sea to get…

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