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Apr 23 2017

Thought Police Demand Diversity Reports

BioWare tried to participate in the transsexual cultural blitzkrieg with a tranny video game hero. It blew up in their faces when the character violated pervert protocol by revealing its “dead name” under circumstances said not to be consistent with the norms of the LGBT community.

The “marginalized” rule over us by being perpetually offended. This attempt to pander to them unsurprisingly offended transsexuals.

Now there is blood in the water. BioWare is subject to the Two Minutes Hate. The thought police are demanding diversity reports:

BioWare’s attempt to depict a trans woman character in Mass Effect: Andromeda was a disaster. From a report that emerged about BioWare’s apparent failure to consult with actual trans people, to the developer’s unsubstantiated claim about its “diverse” workforce, its mishandling of the issue is highlighting a massive issue in the gaming industry: We don’t really know anything about the people who make the games we play.

To its credit, BioWare is updating the character, Hainly Abrams, to be a more sensitive, realistic depiction of a trans person’s lived experience. But the whole kerfuffle has made one thing clear: If game developers want to show they’re taking representation seriously, they should stop being so secretive about whom they hire.

The tech industry has started releasing diversity reports — and it’s time game developers did the same

If developers like BioWare started publishing data — often called “diversity reports” — about the makeup of their companies, it wouldn’t be some kind of revolutionary, unprecedented move. They’d simply be falling in line with a trend that’s been in progress in the tech industry for a while.

The tech industry is so militantly and homogenously ultra-moonbat that when Obama’s IRS maliciously outed JavaScript creator Brendan Eich as having donated to a group that defended marriage from desecration, he was forced out as CEO of Mozilla.

Too much is never enough when it comes to imposing moonbattery. Companies that have not hired their quota of cross-eyed lesbian transgender Muslim Eskimos with speech impediments must be flushed out and destroyed.

Even if you have been brainwashed into agreeing with liberals regarding the supposed sanctity of being anything other than a normal American, you should be terrified by their bullying tactics and totalitarian mindset.

Creating transgender character Hainly Abrams did not appease the thought police.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 23 2017

Portland Vehicles to Run on Sewage Fumes

I’m all for using innovative technology to meet our energy needs. The problem comes when moonbat ideology combines with virtually limitless “free” money looted from taxpayers to produce projects as unlikely to be economically efficient as this:

Portland plans to make money off of its sewers’ fumes in a project expected to lower the city government’s carbon footprint by one third by converting a noxious gas into energy.

The Portland City Council unanimously approved on Wednesday the construction of a $9 million facility to convert methane gas in the city’s sewer system into marketable natural gas. City officials plan to sell that natural gas through a Portland-based natural gas distributer to governments and organizations looking to replace diesel fuel in cars, buses, garbage trucks and other fleets of vehicles.

“We’re going to be turning poop into power,” Commissioner Nick Fish said. Fish manages the Bureau of Environmental Services, which oversees the project.

Considering how full of crap the moonbats running Portland are, they should be able to achieve energy independence from the people back on planet Earth.

Possible prototype for a Portland city vehicle.

On a tip from J.

Apr 23 2017

The Perfect Spot for a Barbecue

It turns out there are people who care whether terrorists eat their supper:

Terrorist mastermind Marwan Barghouti has organized a mass hunger strike by over 1000 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists.

He announced the hunger strike in The NY Times, which initially refused to list in his bio that he was in prison for 5 murders, NY Times gives Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti platform to announce hunger strike. Barghouti is considered a leading candidate to become president of the Palestinian Authority after Mahmoud Abbas, and the hunger strike is seen as a way to position himself politically.

At least the Times never leaves you guessing as to whose side it is on.

A prison festering with hunger-striking terrorists is the perfect spot for a barbecue:

National Union activists held a barbecue to taunt Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike Thursday.

The youth branch and secretary-general of the far-right party, which has two representatives in Bayit Yehudi, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and MK Bezalel Smotrich, set up grills outside the Ofer Prison to “celebrate the hunger strike” and “break the spirit” of the strikers, in hopes that the smell of the meat would waft into the prison.

The prisoners “will enjoy breathing in the smoke and suffer from the smell of the meat, and [we will] show them that we will not give in to their whims,” the group said.

Sadly, spoilsports from the Israeli police shut down the barbeque after only 45 minutes.

Must have smelled great.

On tips from Manuel R and Jester.

Apr 23 2017

Teacher Forbids Students From Wearing Cross in Class

If the people running education won’t let you discuss Christianity on campus, why would they even let you wear a cross?

A high school teacher in Tampa, Fla., has allegedly banned at least three students from wearing Christian cross necklaces, according to a letter sent to the superintendent of the school district.

Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation group that promotes religious freedom, in a letter to Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins detailed math teacher Lora Jane Riedas’ actions.

Riedas justifies her action by characterizing the Holy Cross as a “gang symbol.” Similarly, educrats have justified silencing Christians by denouncing anything they might have to say as “fighting words.”

According to a student, Riedas considers wearing a cross in her classroom to be “disrespectful,” and therefore forbids it.

Unsurprisingly, Riedas allegedly uses the classroom to promote the unholy LGBT agenda, even decorating students’ classroom folders with rainbow propaganda stickers without their permission.

Riedas is also a member of GLSEN which champions LGBTQ issues in K-12 education.

Progressives are using their control of the major institutions to progressively eradicate Christianity, although history suggests that they will at worst succeed in driving it underground. That they would want to do this tells you all you need to know about their ideology.

banned cross

On a tip from J.

Apr 22 2017

Open Thread


Via The Federalist Papers, on a tip from Anonymous.

Apr 22 2017

Bernie Sanders on the Collapse of Socialism in Venezuela

Wondering what socialist Bernie Sanders might have to say about socialism collapsing into utter disaster yet again, this time in Venezuela? Here is what he had to say about it a year ago:

As you can see, he had nothing to say. Now that it has characteristically degenerated into starvation and blood on the streets, he probably still doesn’t.

However, you can guess what he’s thinking. “Venezuela isn’t doing it right. I would crack down so hard on the counter-revolutionaries, they wouldn’t dream of dragging me out of my palace to string me up from a lamppost like they are on the verge of doing to Maduro.”

This goes for anyone else pushing his agenda.

On tips from Jester.

Apr 22 2017

Happy Earth Day II

If it isn’t convenient to celebrate Earth Day by going for a nice drive, you can always just watch this for a while:


Now the eagles can fly free without getting chopped up for Gaia.

Via Daily Timewaster, on a tip from Steve T.

Apr 22 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

If Shrillary shrieked it, you know it must be dumb:


Via Turning Point USA, on a tip from KirklesWorth.

Apr 22 2017

Happy Earth Day

Liberals have been gradually erasing even our most important holidays like Easter and Christmas by ignoring them or treating them as “offensive.” Social engineers will replace them with new specially contrived holidays, like today — Earth Day.

Master of Ceremonies at the first Earth Day rally in 1970 was Ira Einhorn. A little background:

A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and ’70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie.

Fittingly, he called himself “Unicorn.” He preached in favor of enviromoonbattery, and against the Vietnam War and violence in general. However,

When his girlfriend of five years, Helen “Holly” Maddux, moved to New York and broke up with him, Einhorn threatened that he would throw her left-behind personal belongings onto the street if she didn’t come back to pick them up.

After she did, she was never seen alive again.

It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.

After his arrest, Einhorn jumped bail and spent decades evading authorities by hiding out in Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and France. After 23 years, he was finally extradited to the United States from France and put on trial. Taking the stand in his own defense, Einhorn claimed that his ex-girlfriend had been killed by CIA agents who framed him for the crime because he knew too much about the agency’s paranormal military research. He was convicted of murdering Maddux and is currently serving a life sentence.

If only Al Gore were President, he would no doubt commute Einhorn’s sentence for his service to the earth.

Given Earth Day’s ultra-left roots, you can see why the moonbats running Google are so excited about it that they put up their special Doodle a day early. In contrast, they in no way acknowledged Easter last Sunday.

Not to be as narrow-minded as the Google folks, let’s honor their special day by sharing a few of the remarkable predictions made by moonbats on or around Earth Day 1970. Via Ricochet:

“In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” — Life magazine

“Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” — Paul Ehrlich

“[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.” — Newsweek magazine

Strangely, failure to offer the earth sufficient sacrifices in the form of taxation and regulation is now said to make it be too hot out.

Here’s an Earth Day prediction far more likely to come true: before long, April 22 will be an official federal holiday.

Readers are encouraged to celebrate the earth today by making full use of the bounty our ingenuity, industriousness, and rejection of moonbattery have allowed us to extract from it.

off road
Why not celebrate by going for a drive?

On tips from Torcer, Jester, and J.

Apr 22 2017

Moldylocks: Another Miserable Victory for Feminism

Congratulations to feminism on yet another victory. For a guy to punch a girl used to be universally regarded as bad (at least by non-Muslims). Now, not necessarily:

Moldylocks. It’s all over social media, the Antifa chick in the dreds getting clocked in the forehead by a “Nazi” (whatever that means) at the Tax Day rally in Berkeley. The usual sources are outraged. The other side is wryly amused. For many years now Hollywood has been giving us heroines who are as strong or stronger than men. They take a punch but never go down. They kick ass. Those of us who live in reality know that this is pure fantasy, but there is a generation of youngins’ who think it’s possible for a 5’4″, 100 lb. girl to fight toe to toe with a 6-foot-tall man and walk away with a bruise or two while leaving the man on the ground in a pool of his own blood. Lara Croft and a million other plucky FBI agents and CIA super spies with big boobs and deadly aim have taught us this.

Twitter is attacking the “alt-right” for hitting a girl. … Does anyone see the irony in the social justice warriors complaining that a guy hit a girl? A girl who wants equality with men showed up at a Trump rally wearing weighted gloves, tried to punch a guy in the throat, and got laid out with one punch. …

These people confuse me. On one hand, Moldylocks wants to be considered an anarchist warrior, bragging that she would take “100 nazi scalps” on social media. And now she’s whining to anyone who will listen that she’s just a 94 lb. shrinking violet who landed in the hospital after getting her clock cleaned by a big bad boy.

Before the altercation, Moldylocks presented herself as something like this:

bash the fash

Then came reality:

Why not go back to the pre-moonbattery custom of guys not hitting girls, and girls not asking them to? Then Moldylocks won’t have to hide behind a pillar and cry.

On a tip from Guy B.

Apr 21 2017

Open Thread


Via The Marcus Review, on a tip from Jester.

Apr 21 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Maybe it’s not enough to allow illegal aliens to live in our country in violation of our laws. Maybe we ought to leave, to make more room for them. After all, it’s their country. Just ask prominent congresscritter Maxine Waters:

“These are people who have hope. These are people who have gone to school. These are young people who want careers. These are people who are contributing to our society,” Waters said. “And all of sudden, they are thought to be folks who don’t deserve to be here and would be sent back to places they’ve never been. People they don’t know. Systems they don’t understand. This is their country.”

Ever the leftist demagogue, Waters regurgitated this queasy rhetoric right after telling lies about deported illegal alien Juan Manuel Montes:

“And today they arrested one of the dreamers, first dreamer,” Waters said. Twenty-three years old, was brought here when he was 9 years old. Went to school, graduated, all of that. Was stopped by one of the ICE officers.”

“As for his papers, they were in the car,” she continued. “They wouldn’t let him go to the car from where he was to get his papers. To prove who he was. Because they are supposed to have waivers as you know at this point in time. So they deported him back to a place he had not been.”

This fake news story was cooked up by USA Today. As for the truth, Montes was apprehended immediately after climbing over the fence from Mexicali in downtown Calexico, and consequently did not qualify as a dreamer.

maxine waters
Among the dumber moonbats in Congress.

On a tip from Torcer.

Apr 21 2017

C. B. Bucknor May Demonstrate the Effect of Moonbattery on Baseball

Finally, the baseball season has come around to provide relief for those fed to the teeth with the bickering and disillusionment of politics. Yet there is no relief anywhere from moonbattery and its effects. Jackie Robinson Day — when confusion reigns because all players are forced to wear the number 42 so as to reinforce the primacy of white guilt over mere games — is behind us for another year. But the effects on competence of an ideology that stresses victimhood over merit are constantly before us. Umpire C. B. Bucknor could be a case in point:

Here is how he calls balls and strikes:

The same game was artificially prolonged when Bucknor called an obvious strikeout a foul tip.

That was Tuesday. Moving on to Wednesday, Bucknor called this an out:

These outlandish calls are by no means out of character for Bucknor, whose reputation for incompetence is well established. A poll of baseball players unsurprisingly found that they consider him to be the worst umpire in Major League Baseball.

As of 2014, baseball fans have to endure Replay Review, which slows the game to a crawl and kills its spontaneity, because we now have to wait on every close play to see whether the call will be overturned. This represents a misguided attempt to ameliorate the problem of incompetent umpires. A far better solution would be to fire those who fail to perform. Yet Bucknor is now in his eleventh season.

The power of unionization is the most likely explanation for the absence of accountability for umpires. Unions were intended to protect workers from capitalist exploitation; currently, they are more likely to protect slackers and boobs from having to earn their pay. In Bucknor’s case, politically incorrect as it may be to bring it up, race could be a factor, since firing persons of politically preferred pigmentation is rarely easy. When they are finally let go, it is often a challenge to find a replacement who fits the same niche in the unspoken quota system that prevails most everywhere.

One more video — here we have Bucknor driving to work:

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 21 2017

Fake News in Overdrive: MSNBC Suggests Venezuelan Uprising Is Against Donald Trump

Due to the tyrannical and dysfunctional nature of precisely the sort of regime MSNBC exists to impose on the USA, Venezuela is in an ongoing state of revolt. People driven to desperation by hunger are facing death on the streets to oppose the government. Rather than admitting that scenes of rebellious Venezuelans discredit their ideology, MSNBC propagandists repurpose the images:


When MSNBC presented a guy carrying an AR-15 as evidence of dangerous white racists, carefully framing the video so that viewers could not see that he was black, it seemed this disgraceful outfit would never be able to outdo itself in the field of fake news. Yet it has.

You could almost admire the chutzpah:

[Shrill ideologue Rachel] Maddow tried to claim on her show Thursday night that the streets of Venezuela had exploded with protests and marches in response to recent news surrounding a subsidiary of a major Venezuelan oil company that donated half a million dollars to the Trump campaign.

Seriously? It’s pretty clear the citizens of Venezuela had other priorities, like making sure their children do not die of hunger or illnesses.

April 19 marked 207 years of Venezuelan independence from Spanish colonialism, and with that date in mind, both the political opposition and President Nicolás Maduro planned rallies that ultimately clashed and, the next day, saw military force used against unarmed citizens.

Yet the banner caption running on MSNBC read, “Unrest In Venezuela Over Trump Donations” — what many following the events in Venezuela criticized as sloppy reporting to the point of fake news.

Calling the deliberate lies served up by MSNBC “sloppy reporting” is overgenerous.

The channel has zero credibility. Those running it don’t care. The target audience wants reinforcement of its loony-left viewpoint, not inconvenient facts relating to a real world that they dismiss as irrelevant.

Hardcore moonbats may be a small demographic, but the money rolls in regardless. If you have a cable or satellite package, chances are high that you are funding MSNBC every time you pay your bill.

On a tip from Torcer.

Apr 21 2017

The Gospel as “Fighting Words”

If you doubt that progressives will ban any expression of Christianity once they have the political leverage, look to academia, where they have already established nearly total hegemony:

Georgia Gwinnett College tried to dispel a First Amendment lawsuit by claiming that it removed a preacher from campus because his discussion of the Gospels “rose to the level of ‘fighting words.’”

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit in December challenging the Georgia college’s restrictive speech policies after student Chike Uzuegbunam was repeatedly prohibited from discussing his Christian faith on campus, even after he had obtained permission to do so in one of the school’s free-speech zones.

At first, the university argued that Uzuegbunam was indulging in “disorderly conduct” by passing out pamphlets and discussing Christianity within the tiny free speech zones.

Now, though, ADF has informed Campus Reform that the school has filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the plaintiff’s “open-air speaking” rose “to the level of ‘fighting words,’” as evidenced in a copy of the motion obtained by Campus Reform.

This illustrates the problem with any exemptions to essential liberties. Liberals will cram everything they want to ban into even the smallest exemption.

banned cross
Soon may be as ubiquitous as no-smoking signs.

On a tip from J.

Apr 21 2017

Hate Hoax at USC

The latest addition to the Hate Hoax List comes from a student housing complex at the University of Southern California:

Students renting a house on Menlo Ave. recently found a cardboard sign taped to a metal fence surrounding the property that read: NO BLACK PEOPLE ALLOWED” along with the #MAGA hashtag – an acronym for Trump’s Make America Great Again campaign slogan – and a hand-scrawled Confederate flag.

The people living in the house sure didn’t put it there. One guess as to the race of the person who did. You are correct:

“The residents of the house, who are USC students, said the sign was taped to their gate by a neighbor, a black male who is not affiliated with the university, after a disagreement,” The Tab reports.

The students contacted the Department of Public Safety, which reviewed surveillance video from the area and confirmed their story.

Maybe the culprit was hoping the house would be vandalized by SJWs, some of whom could conceivably be dumb enough to take the sign at face value.

Could only be a hoax.

On a tip from rpp618.

Apr 21 2017

Lindsey Graham, Trial Lawyers’ Poodle

Under our insane and grotesquely unjust system of jackpot justice, individuals, businesses, and even whole industries can be looted to the point of ruin out of sheer sociopathic greed, like the victims of pirates or Vikings in the days of yore. As a consequence, we live in terror of being sued, making life less free and less fun than it once was. The reason this intolerable situation is not resolved through tort reform is that the never-ending looting spree has allowed trial lawyers to acquire vast sums of other people’s money, which they have used to purchase the Democrat Party — but not only the Democrat Party:

It’s good to be a Senator, especially if you are a Republican who is the most important opponent of tort reform on Capitol Hill. Witness the largesse that the plaintiffs bar is bestowing on South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham in its moment of maximum political peril.

On Thursday Mr. Graham was feted in Houston at a fundraiser hosted by Mark Lanier, who can afford it. The Lanier Law Firm has vacuumed up some $13 billion in tort verdicts over the years from Vioxx to asbestos. The invitation asks Mr. Lanier’s tort comrades to share their wealth to the tune of $500 to $5,400 for “Team Graham.”

Here’s why they shovel their ill-gotten lucre at Grahamnesty:

He’s long fought tort reform, and his legal friends have rewarded him with some $3.7 million over his 24-year Senate career.

The time has come for another round of payoffs; then they will call in their chits.

The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act would crack down on trial-attorney fees that are many times larger than the payout to the class of litigants they represent. The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act would require the nation’s 60-some asbestos trusts to provide courts the records of trust payouts. This would reduce the plaintiffs bar practice of “double dipping”—secretly raiding the trusts while also pursuing claims via lawsuits. In court they claim the company they’re suing caused asbestos disease, but to the trusts they blame the defunct company financing the trust.

The purpose of a certain class of politicians is to keep corruption safe by stopping bills like these — for a cut.

Senator Graham is on the Judiciary Committee where Republicans hold a mere 11-9 majority. His defection on any tort bill would result in a tie that could kill it.

That makes Graham worth big bucks to the trial lawyers. How much he is worth to his constituents is another question. But money buys advertising, which moves the herd in the desired direction on election day.

Graham is yet another reason to repeal the 17th Amendment. He was meant to represent South Carolina as a political entity, not trial lawyers.

Property of the trial lawyers associations.

On tips from Varla and TED.

Apr 21 2017

Muslims Exploit Israeli Humanitarianism for Terror Purposes

According to Islam, nothing is forbidden in the context of imposing Islam on others. Over the centuries, this has helped Islam to spread through violent means. It has also produced a culture with no meaningful concept of morality or even basic decency. This is what we are up against:

Israeli authorities on Wednesday morning intercepted material used to manufacture explosive devices hidden inside spools of medical material at the Erez Crossing, the Shin Bet announced in a statement.

According to the statement, the material was located during the security check at the crossing in the luggage of two sisters who are residents of the Gaza Strip. The two women had been approved to enter Israel for the purpose of receiving medical treatment for cancer, which one of the two sisters suffers from.

An initial Shin Bet investigation indicated that the explosives were sent by Hamas and that the group was planning to carry out terror attacks in Israel in the near future…

Muslims know their opponents are decent, so they make appeals to mercy. This mercy is exploited to create opportunities to murder the innocent on behalf of Islam.

According to a Shin Bet statement,

“The terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas, continue to exploit the humanitarian and medical assistance provided by Israel to the residents of the Gaza Strip in order to perpetrate terrorist attacks in Israel.”

Meanwhile, we are told that all cultures are equal, except Western culture, which is less equal than the others.

Islam versus the West.

On a tip from R F.

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