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Feb 19 2018

Moonbat: “Sensible Gun Control” Won’t Do

Joining eagerly in the post-Parkland feeding frenzy, barking moonbat Lily Herman admits she won’t be satisfied with “sensible gun control”:

Democrats have slowly built up the rhetoric about wanting “sensible gun control” legislation. This sounds great, but there’s a problem when you dig a little deeper: No one can tell you what those three words mean and what policies they point to.

What they point to is policies that incrementally squeeze the life out of the Second Amendment, as has already been done to the Tenth. But that requires too much patience for Ms. Herman.

I for one am no longer beating around the bush with all of this word salad to make gun owners feel at ease; the right to bear arms is in our Constitution, sure, but the fact is you’re still in possession of an object that could kill me…

She is referring to guns — not cars, knives, baseball bats, icepicks, screwdrivers, socket wrenches, frying pans, cinder blocks, hands, et cetera.

Enough with the incremental erosion. Let’s have a full-frontal assault. She seems to favor expanding the Democrat/media demonization of the NRA to gun-owning Americans in general. That provides plenty of targets, considering that up to 44% of U.S. households exercise the Second Amendment.

We can’t talk about stopping gun violence until we also address the people who have these guns and why they feel they need to own them. These include broader discussions about the ties between weapons and things like perceived masculinity and violence against women.

If all you have is a hammer, every problem is a nail. The only effective weapon that comes to hand for Ms. Herman is the #MeToo movement, thanks to which almost any man can have his career instantly destroyed with a mere allegation. Why not apply this mallet to the Constitution?

Women who carry equalizers to defend themselves against rapists will be surprised to learn that they have been linked to toxic masculinity and violence against women.

From there, Ms. Herman soon goes completely off the rails into incoherent blather:

Our nation has a lot of problems. But none of them—and especially not gun violence, mass shootings, or genocide—magically appeared overnight; they’ve been sitting there, untouched and unexamined, for centuries. Unfortunately, they’re a gigantic part of our nation’s fabric, and we have to reckon with that.

What the…? I thought we were talking about gun violence, not genocide. In this country, we don’t have to worry about genocide, such as people alive today have witnessed on a massive scale in China, Russia, and Germany — at least, not until after we let the government take away our guns.

She concludes:

But of all the things to reckon with, I’d say this is one of the most critical. After all, our lives—and yes, that includes your life—are on the line.

Speaking of lives on the line, like many opponents of the right of self-defense, Lily Herman is a ferocious advocate of abortion. Maybe she shares the belief that abortion prevents mass shootings.

On a tip from Lyle.


Feb 19 2018

Why Russian Conspirators Also Supported Bernie Sanders

Just in case anyone was taking seriously the implication that the Trump campaign colluded with Putin to take over the U.S. government so as to do Russia’s bidding,

The indictment released [Friday] by the grand jury in the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller says that during the 2016 presidential campaign the alleged Russian conspirators in the case “engaged in operations…to support Bernie Sanders.”

They also engaged in operations to support Donald Trump, according to the indictment, while denigrating Hillary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio.

The goal wasn’t to get Trump elected. Virtually no one expected that to happen, the Russians included. The goal was to sow chaos by supporting disruptive populist candidates, while undercutting candidates considered unlikely to destabilize the American system. Russians have been engaging in similar tactics and worse, not only in the USA but around the world, since the USSR was still in business. Disinformation by Ion Mihai Pacepa is an interesting book on the subject, though it predates the 2016 election.

The media–Democrat axis is exploiting a relatively minor issue that has been with us for decades to advance its own agenda, which is more a threat to our political stability than anything Russia is likely to pull off.

On a tip from Jester.

Feb 19 2018

Louis Farrakhan Hits It Off Well With Democrat Politicians

This recently revealed picture…

…was suppressed at the request of the Congressional Black Caucus, so that Obama’s warm relations with the anti-American and anti-Caucasian maniac Louis Farrakhan would not hurt him politically. Obama is not the only Democrat who sees eye to eye with Calypso Louie:

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers.

The convention took place in California in 2002.

“We have Maxine Waters here,” Farrakhan told the convention audience, gesturing to the seats behind him, “our great congresswoman from this area.” The audience cheered Waters’ name.

Later in his speech, Farrakhan excused Palestinian suicide bombers and defended Iran for arming Palestinian terrorists.

That’s nothing. Farrakhan has proclaimed that “white people deserve to die.”

He appears to enjoy the unanimous support of the Congressional Black Caucus, none of whom would condemn him when asked.

Farrakhan’s closest ally in Congress is probably Keith Ellison, a former member of Nation of Islam and current Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Ellison attended a private dinner with Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013.

Here we should note that the Iranian regime, which consists of Islamofascist terrorists, has been in effect at war with the USA since 1979. It has been developing nuclear weapons with which to attack us, and enjoys so much influence with reflexively treasonous Democrats that Obama allowed Hezbollah to smuggle cocaine into the USA on Iran’s request, as reported by Politico. Meanwhile the FBI and media fret about Russian Facebook posts.

Ellison has praised Farrakhan as “a role model for black youth.” He organized a local delegation for Farrakhan’s 1995 Million Man March spectacle. His politically necessary (for now) attempts to distance himself from Farrakhan have not been convincing.

If you like Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam, you’ll love where the Democrat Party’s momentum is taking it.

Farrakhan gets a squeeze from Mad Maxine.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Bodhisattva.

Feb 19 2018

Moonbat Presents Parkland as Argument for Abortion

Even among the predictably twisted responses of moonbats to the Parkland shooting, this remark by Israeli reporter/model Becky Griffin stands out:

More abortions, fewer mass shootings. It doesn’t make any less sense than disarming law-abiding citizens.

On a tip from J.

Feb 19 2018

Joe Scarborough, Righteous Denouncer of Gun Rights, Has a Voting Record

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has piled on with the other far left Demagogues comprising the “mainstream” media, blaming Republicans for the Florida shooting on the preposterous grounds that if they just set off a civil war by trying to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens, there would be no more mass shootings. The guy is truly shameless:

Scarborough used to be a Republican congressman. To his credit, he repeatedly voted to support our Second Amendment rights.

What a fiend. What a Pontius Pilate.

Working for MSNBC, he is no longer answerable to voters. He is also no longer required to be taken even half seriously by adults, so his hypocrisy is not a problem.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Feb 18 2018

Open Thread

The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man. - Arthur Young

Feb 18 2018

Ted Cruz Blasts Hollywood Hypocrisy on Gun Rights

Admittedly, it was a hanging curveball. But Ted Cruz still gets credit for whacking it into the upper deck when asked about the gag-inducing hypocrisy of professionally guarded Hollyweird glitterpigs who exploit tragedies like Parkland to call for law-abiding citizens to be rendered defenseless:

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 18 2018

Moonbats Laugh, Spit Venom at Grieving Parkland Father

After a mass shooting, progressives normally make a pageant of their fulsome sympathy for the victims and their survivors. Grieving father Andrew Pollack is an exception:

Looks like libs don’t like his shirt:

“I have zero sympathy. Notice the tee shirt he’s wearing. He helped murder his own daughter,” one person said. …

“his shirt. then the photo of his daughter. life is a full circle, your beliefs affect everyone,” another person said.

“I am sorry he lost his daughter however he voted for Trump and is suffering the consequences of his actions now,” another person said.

“The shirt I’m sorry I have to laugh,” one person said.

What the shooting has to do with Donald Trump is anyone’s guess. Apparently, all bad things are a consequence of not voting the way moonbats want.

On a tip from Varla.

Feb 18 2018

Giant Rats Are Taking Over South Africa

As fiction, the symbolism would be too heavy-handed. But this is real life. Giant rats are taking over South Africa:

Johannesburg’s environmental health department said it is concerned by how quickly the rats are breeding, while the report stated an abundance of food for the rodents means their numbers are thriving.

The rats are not only numerous but huge. A recently caught “Ratzilla” weighs in at 1½ pounds (1 pound is big). According to city officials, there are “at least a dozen incidents a day” of rats biting Johannesburg residents. This of course spreads disease.

The problem isn’t limited to Johannesburg. Out in the townships, small children and old people have died after rats chewed their faces off. The rats are said to grow to 3 feet (counting the tail), with 1″ teeth.

A more apt metaphor for communist terrorist Nelson Mandela’s ballyhooed transformation of South Africa from an advanced and prosperous country to what you might call a s***hole would be hard to imagine.

At least South Africans are finally rid of President Jacob Zuma. But don’t expect the situation to improve under the newly installed Cyril Ramaphosa, also of the African National Congress. In his first State of the Nation address last Friday, he promised to “confront the injustices of the past and the inequalities of the present.” That means full steam ahead with race-based Marxism. Intones the new tyrant:

“We will accelerate our land redistribution program not only to redress a grave historical injustice, but also to bring more producers into the agricultural sector and to make more land available for cultivation.

“This approach will include the expropriation of land without compensation,” he added.

This will have the same effect in South Africa that it had in Zimbabwe, where an identical policy quickly reduced the Breadbasket of Africa to starvation.

Mandela handpicked Ramaphosa to succeed him. The dead moonbat icon finally got his way.

At least the hordes of giant rats will provide South Africans with a food source — unless it turns out vice versa.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 18 2018

Designing a Unisex Generation

In Britain, fashion is a tool to advance moonbattery not only for women, but also for kids. From last fall:

JOHN LEWIS has become the first major UK store to remove boy’s and girl’s labels from children’s clothing in a bid to reduce “gender stereotypes”.

New labels say, “Girls & Boys” or “Boys & Girls” and will be put on all own-brand garments from newborns to age 14. A line of “gender neutral” pieces is also being introduced and gendered signs removed from the department store’s childrenswear sections.

Click through to see the kids they chose to model the clothes. See if you can find any whose grandparents were likely to have set foot in Britain. This too is social engineering. In utopia, everyone will be gender nonbinary, and there will be no white people.

On a tip from The Lieberal Media.

Feb 18 2018

No Whites Need Apply

If you want a cushy overpaid job as an educrat, the first thing you have to do is not be white:

Dalhousie University, based in the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has announced it will only be seeking “racially visible and Indigenous candidates” for a senior management position in order to encourage diversity.

That is, whites need not apply.

Provost and vice-president academic Carolyn Watters, who wrote the email, claimed that the move was to increase representation from “underrepresented groups”, CBC reports.

Nonwhites are “underrepresented” in white countries for the same reason that whites are underrepresented in nonwhite countries. What is the likelihood that officials will only hire someone who isn’t ethnically Chinese for a position at Shanghai Jiao Tong University?

“In keeping with the principles of our employment equity policy, and with an aim to increase the representation of under-represented groups at Dalhousie, this search for a new vice-provost student affairs will be restricted to racially visible persons and Aboriginal peoples at this time,” Watters wrote.

Dalhousie student union president Amina Abawajy, who has the advantage of a “minority Muslim background,” is on the hiring committee. She explains that the candidate must be nonwhite so as to be sure to have “understanding of intersectional oppression and forms of oppression and how they manifest on campus” when matters related to “equity, diversity and inclusion” arise.

To translate out of duckspeak, that means that a nonwhite can be counted on to side with other nonwhites against whites. Among educrats these days, virtually all whites can be counted on to do that too.

Progressives are right about one thing: there really is systematic racial discrimination. That’s why not being white is worth more than merit.

On a tip from The Lieberal Media.

Feb 17 2018

Open Thread

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. - Henry A. Wallace

On a tip from BlackJack007.

Feb 17 2018

Phone-Fixated Apple Employees Crash into Glass Work “Pods”

Laughs aplenty at the new Apple headquarters:

Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed “pods,” also made with a lot of glass. Apple staff are often glued to the iPhones they helped popularize. That’s resulted in repeated cases of distracted employees walking into the panes, according to people familiar with the incidents.

Some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building’s design, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing anything related to Apple.

Looks like they still value their jobs, despite the company’s hazardous obsession with trendy appearances.

If only this story came with video. We’ll have to make do with this:

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Feb 17 2018

Switzerland Bans Boiling Lobsters

Not even Switzerland has managed to stand apart from the rising tide of moonbattery:

A law goes into effect March 1 that bans the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a big pot of boiling water, quickly killing the tasty crustacean. That practice is being outlawed because the Swiss say it’s cruel and lobsters can sense pain.

Among the better informed, even moonbats doubt that lobsters can feel pain. Despite having much larger bodies, they have brains the size of a grasshopper’s (I mean lobsters do; moonbat brains might be smaller).

But this isn’t about sea cockroaches, the consumption of which is negligible in landlocked Switzerland. This is about moonbats reminding us that they make most of the rules, and that they will always side with the Other against you, even if the Other is barely more sentient than a plant.

Lobsters also must be transported in seawater rather than on ice.

Violators of the insane law could get 3 years in prison. Other provisions include:

[C]ats must have a daily visual contact with other felines, and hamsters or guinea pigs must be kept in pairs. And anyone who flushes a pet goldfish down the toilet is breaking the law.

Also, it will be illegal to punish a dog for barking. Seriously. But as far as I know, housetraining dogs is still legal for now.

On a tip from ou812.

Feb 17 2018

Hijabs More Stylish in London Than in Middle East

Hijabs represent the oppression of women as starkly as shackles represented the oppression of slaves in a bygone era. Thanks to moonbattery, hijabs appear to be more stylish in London than they are in the lands where they are traditionally imposed:

London Modest Fashion Week will “celebrate” Britain’s growing sharia-compliant fashion industry — less than two weeks after women living under Islamic fundamentalist regimes risked imprisonment when they burnt their hijabs on No Hijab Day.

Described as an “exciting addition to the London fashion calendar” and “a celebration of style and global cultures”, London Modest Fashion Week will showcase “modest style” lines on the catwalk this weekend.

The essence of high fashion is that it has no essence. It is hollow. Compare the vacuous liberal virtue signaling stylishness here…

…with something meaningful, like burning a hijab:

On tips from Stormfax and Bodhisattva.

Feb 17 2018

Moonbat Stephen King Thinks Gun Used in Florida Shooting Was a Model MS-13

After a horrific shooting, moonbats invariably place two items on display: their hostility to the Constitution and their comical ignorance of firearms:

I wonder if King considers MS-13s to be extra deadly because of the 30-mazazine clip and shoulder thing that goes up.

Adding to the laughs, King doesn’t realize that RINO strategist Rick Wilson is on his side.

You might think their staggering ignorance would mitigate the smugness of their condescending attitude. But liberal elitists manage to be ignorant even of their ignorance.

On a tip from TCS III.

Feb 17 2018

CIA Gave Info to Selected Reporters but Won’t Let Public Have It

Once Obama started weaponizing federal agencies to punish his political enemies, shenanigans like this became inevitable:

Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday.

In a motion filed in New York federal court, the CIA claimed that limited disclosures to reporters do not waive national security exemptions to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

In the olden days, public servants didn’t want information falling into the wrong hands and hurting the country. Nowadays, it could be a party that bureaucrats don’t want hurt. Liberal establishment media behemoths like the New York Times and Washington Post can be relied on to spin and selectively disclose information so as to achieve the desired effect.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Feb 16 2018

Open Thread

There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally adopted. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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