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William ‘Capt. Kirk’ Shatner Blasts PC Haters of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Some fans thought he was joking just to get a rise out of people.

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Famed Star Trek actor William Shatner went to war hammer and tong against liberals on Twitter who have been attacking the decades old Christmas song, “Baby, it’s Cold Outside,” sending leftists into paroxysms of anger.

If you have never taken the time to follow Shatner on Twitter, you really are missing a hoot of a good time. The Shat-man spends a lot of time on the social media service but even though he is a product of Hollywood, his views don’t often line up with the extreme leftists that infest Tinsel Town.

The Star Trek captain is no right-winger, of course, but he is a proponent of both freedom of speech and common sense and he does not suffer liberal idiots very well.

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Shatner has sure enough been an iconoclast on Twitter since he started. He has been sticking his finger in the eyes of radical liberals from the very beginning and this week he has upset leftists over his support of the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

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Starting on December 11, Shatner launched a series of tweets about the song every liberal now loves to hate.

Shatner was incensed that CBC radio decided to ban “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” a song written in 1944 that many radical leftists have now labeled a “rape song.”

Shatner, who never misses an opportunity to remind fans he is a Canadian, not an American, was quite unhappy that the Canadian radio system was going to ban the song. His tweet offered unequivocal support of the song.

“Call in to CBC radio all day and get them to play ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ over and over until midnight!” Shatner tweeted.

Unsurprisingly, the T.J. Hooker star immediately began tangling with fans over the song, slamming the “myopic glasses” through which people have been viewing the holiday tune.

Not every fan lined up against Shatner because of the song. For instance, one wondered if Bill couldn’t find something “more important to rally for.”

Shatner was insulted that his opinion was not important enough for the fan.

“I would think that censorship of classics because certain ‘types’ need to judge things through their own 2018 myopic glasses and demand they be stricken from history is important,” The Shat tweeted. “Or is this 1984 only 34 years too late?”

Some fans thought Bill was joking just to get a rise out of people. But he quickly insisted he was not joking, not even a little:

Shatner also slammed the “Myopia Censorship Club” that is attacking the song:

Shatner continued to criticize fans upset over the old Christmas song needling them for loving rap music but agitating against this harmlessChristmas tune.

“Have you watched the original choreography, myopic Peter or are you one of those who needs to take the lyrics & extrapolate worst case? You must clutch your pearls over rap music,” Shatner tweeted.

Shatner added that the choreography to the song is “the interpretation of the lyrics from the timeframe when it was written (1940’s).”

Eventually, CBC Radio canceled its ban on the 1940s tune after a backlash ensued over the radio network’s decision to dump the song.

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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