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Mar 26 2017

What Yale Has Become

Remember when a Yale professor set off a firestorm by suggesting that maybe the thought police should lighten up a little on politically correct restrictions on Halloween costumes? That showed us the tip of iceberg. Silence U Part 2: What has Yale Become? shows a little of what lies below the surface:

Affirmative Action, political correctness, shallow intellectual thuggery, and pandering to the infantile mentality of spoilt millennials are combining to lay total waste to the Ivy League. This is a problem because these schools produce our ruling class.

What about Silence U Part 1, you ask? That came out last year.

On a tip from J.


Mar 26 2017

Reconciling Gays and Islam

Progressives’ cultural Marxist strategy calls for (1) identifying groups outside the mainstream; (2) encouraging them to feel aggrieved and alienated; and (3) granting them “oppressed” status, which entails special privileges like hiring priority and indemnity from criticism. This has resulted in a vast alliance of pampered, self-pitying misfits arrayed against the core population.

Sometimes fractures appear in the alliance, as when Muslims hate homosexuals even more than they hate regular Americans. It is crucial to the progressive cause that seemingly incompatible militant gays and militant Islamists be reconciled to each other. Maybe this video will help:

On a tip from Seaoh.

Mar 26 2017

Racist Graffiti on Library Named After Charleston Victim

Now the racists have gone too far. They spray-painted graffiti on a Charleston library named for one of the victims of the Dylann Roof killing spree. Oh wait…

Police in South Carolina say a 19-year-old black man spray-painted racist, misogynistic and anti-gay graffiti on [four] buildings, including a library named for one of the black victims of the Charleston church shootings.

A police report says the graffiti left at the Cynthia Hurd Library on March 13 targeted black women, the police and white people. …

A police report says graffiti on the other three buildings included racial slurs against blacks and Hispanics.

We are unlikely to get a coherent motive out of the accused vandal Cainin Hakeem Milton, but considering the mileage the media might have gotten out of this if a black suspect hadn’t turned up, he deserves a spot on the Hate Hoax List.

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Cainin Hakeem Milton joins the list.

On a tip from J.

Mar 26 2017

Gasoline Shortage in Oil-Saturated Venezuela

Milton Friedman sure had this right:

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Presumably he wasn’t referring exclusively to the U.S. federal government, but to any gang of coercive oligarchical collectivists — like the one running socialist Venezuela, home to the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Speaking of which:

Venezuela’s state oil company was rushing to replenish gasoline supplies in various neighborhoods of Caracas on Thursday as drivers lined up at filling stations amid a worsening shortage of fuel.

While Petroleos de Venezuela SA says the situation is normalizing and blamed the lines on transport delays, the opposition says the company has had to reduce costly fuel imports as it tries to preserve cash to pay its foreign debt. …

As the company’s crumbling refineries fail to meet domestic demand, imports have become a financial burden because the country buys fuel abroad at market prices only to sell it for pennies per gallon at home. PDVSA, as the state-run producer is known, has been reducing the money-losing imports as it prepares for $2 billion in bond payments due next month, said Jose Brito, an opposition lawmaker on the National Assembly’s oil commission.

“They’re not importing enough because they are saving up to pay the debt,” he said in a telephone interview. …

Venezuela has been forced to increase imports of finished gasoline and components over the past years as its refinery utilization rates declined because of deteriorating infrastructure and under-investment. The country imported about 75,000 barrels a day of refined products from the U.S. in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Privatizing the oil industry would solve the problem quickly. But rolling back Big Government is easier said than done.

If socialists ever take over the North Pole, there really will be a shortage of ice up there, just as foretold by Al Gore.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 25 2017

Open Thread

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Via The People’s Cube, on a tip from ICEvictim.

Mar 25 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Tweeted by Gareth Evans:

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A few clues for Gareth. The Irish are a people. Catholicism is a faith. Islam is a militaristic totalitarian ideology devoted to conquest. Muslims who use violence against the innocent to advance it have never been outliers, but rather have characterized Islam from the beginning. There have been tens of thousands of lethal Islamic terror attacks just since September 11, 2001. Politically correct posturing will not fend off the next one, and neither will childish obscenities.

Mar 25 2017

Alternatives to Earth Hour

Earth Hour is tonight at 8:30 local time. Moonbats will celebrate their depraved foolishness by huddling in the dark, pretending that Western Civilization never bestowed its many bounties upon the world. The diligent will remember to turn their electric heat off. By acting in unison, they hope to turn the USA into North Korea, if only for 60 minutes.

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But maybe you would rather celebrate Human Achievement Hour:

Human Achievement Hour is CEI’s annual celebration of human progress and will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8:30 – 9:30PM GMT, or your local time. During Human Achievement Hour, we pay tribute to human innovations that have allowed people around the globe to live better, fuller lives, and defend our basic human right to use energy to improve everyone’s quality of life.

Ways of celebrating Human Achievement Hour are much more enjoyable than turning the lights off. They include:

• Use your phone or computer to connect with friends and family
• Watch a movie or your favorite television show
• Drink a beer or cocktail
• Drive a car or take a ride-sharing service
• Take a hot shower
• Or, in true CEI fashion, celebrate reliable electricity that has saved lives, by bringing heat and air conditioning to people around the world, and keep your lights on for an hour

Also, celebrants can mark the occasion by sharing their favorite human achievement on Twitter with the hashtag #HAH2017. My personal favorite is the harnessing of electricity.

Unfortunately, Human Achievement Hour will only appeal to countermoonbats. Moonbats looking for an alternative to conventional Earth Hour celebrations are referred instead to #VenezuelaHour, which acknowledges that if ecosocialists are able to impose their will, we will not only be shivering in the dark; we will also be taking recycling to the next level by rooting through garbage for something to eat. Learn more at #Logic Wins and The People’s Cube.

On tips from Torcer.

Mar 25 2017

Incoming: Giant Vagina Stuffed With Inanity Headed for White House

“Classy classy classy” is how the she-moonbats at Mogul describe their plan to stuff a giant vagina with the moronic platitudes that serve them as thoughts and send it to the White House:

“Democracy is built upon the will of the people and so I think it’s like absolutely vital that the women come together.” Heavy stuff.

The giant vagina filled with idiocy is to be delivered on April 22, which is a special day for moonbats, being both Earth Day and the birthday of the world’s first communist dictator, Vladimir Lenin.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 25 2017

Tommy Robinson Sounds Off After Westminster Attack

The government/media establishment in Europe is controlled by Islam’s liberal enablers. The more P.C. crap this establishment feeds the public, the more people like Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League come to sound like the voice of reason:

As this phase of Islam’s 1,400-year-old war against the West continues to escalate, candlelight vigils and pious platitudes are not going to cut it. The authorities had better throw Robinson in prison on some trumped-up hate speech charge while they still can.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Mar 25 2017

CNN and MSNBC Conduct Separate Live Interviews With the Same Person at the Same Time

You may not agree with the mainstream media regarding its leftist ideology, but you have to admit these guys are pros. Watch in amazement as CNN and MSNBC conduct separate interviews with the same person live at the very same time, cleverly circumventing the laws of time and space:

Then again, maybe “live” does not really mean live. Maybe it actually means fake, which would explain why the news media uses the word so often.

On a tip from Seaoh.

Mar 25 2017

Ten Reasons Communism Is Not Cool

No attempts to impose it have failed to result in disaster. Yet communism is still with us, like some lingering virus that constantly threatens to go into your chest and make you seriously sick. This could be because every generation has to painstakingly learn for itself that regardless of what posturing professors and entertainment types would like us to believe, communism is not cool. Neither is its nascent form, socialism. Here are 10 of the most obvious reasons (click through for details):

1. The Government Controls Everything
2. Mass Murder
3. Starvation
4. Che Guevera
5. This Land Is Not Your Land [No Private Property]
6. Mao Zedong
7. No Free Speech
8. Pol Pot
9. So Long Art, Music, Poetry, Books and Newspapers
10. No Incentive to Succeed

No matter how young and how trendy, no one who is informed on any of these 10 points could think communism is cool. The challenge for countermoonbats is to fill the gap left by the corrupted education and entertainment industries, which do all they can to leave as many uninformed as possible.

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Phoniness and ignorance are not cool either.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 24 2017

Open Thread

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Via Millwall Scott.

Mar 24 2017

Stand By for Saint Trayvon Hagiographies

What would result from the combined efforts of ultramoonbats Jay Z and Harvey Weinstein? Ultramoonbattery:

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned.

The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.”

Lest you have any questions about the nature of the spin,

“Suspicion Nation” is by Lisa Bloom and recounts her experience covering the trial for NBC. She looks at the mistakes made by prosecutors that caused them to lose what she describes as a “winnable case.” “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

When the media was hyping and distorting Trayvon’s timely demise to promote its racial and anti-gun agenda, that same NBC deceptively edited a 911 recording so as to portray the part-black Hispanic who was forced to kill him as being motivated by racism, rather than by a desire for Martin to stop bashing his brains out against the sidewalk.

The plan is to make a six-part docu-series with Jay Z producing as part of a first-look deal he signed with the studio last September. The indie studio will also develop a narrative feature film.

Liberals will gobble them up, then congratulate themselves for pretending that they think they are accurate.

It would be difficult to imagine someone less worthy of admiration than Trayvon Martin, a lowlife punk who was evidently casing homes to rob when he was killed in self-defense while attempting to murder a neighborhood watch captain. That they will present him as a hero tells you all you need to know about leftists like Jay Z and Harvey Weinstein.

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You can see why the media used pictures from when he was a little kid.

On a tip from Apostle53.

Mar 24 2017

Day After Westminster Attack, Canada Moves Closer to Sharia With Anti-Islamophobia Law

On Wednesday, Khalid Masood killed four and injured at least 50 others in the Westminster terror attack. On Thursday,

backed by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, Canada’s Parliament passed M-103, a bill focused on condemning “Islamophobia.”

The bill reads:

The government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada …

The bill does not define “Islamophobia.” The term can be taken to refer to any opinion deemed critical of Islam or of the Islamic colonization of the West, which has inevitably resulted in a rising tide of terror attacks.

Forbidding criticism of Islam is a central component of sharia.

If Canada is willing to sacrifice freedom for sharia while Muslims are still a tiny minority, its future will take place in dark ages similar to the benighted times that gave rise to this malevolent cult.

Justin Trudeau and his supporters deserve to live under the heel of Islam. But most of us do not.

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This may soon be illegal in Canada.

On tips from Stormfax and Jack Bauer.

Mar 24 2017

Irony Overload: Angela Merkel to Receive Elie Wiesel Award

At the end of World War II, it seemed that the horrors of the Holocaust would never again occur in Europe. It doesn’t seem that way anymore, now that massive Islamic immigration has made Europe once again an unsafe place to be Jewish. Earlier this year, Muslims who firebombed a synagogue had their sentences suspended by a sympathetic German government. Although there is a great deal of blame to go around when it comes to allowing Islam to colonize Europe, the one person most conspicuously guilty of this crime against civilization is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who oversaw the importation of a million Muslim “refugees” into her country in a single year. In light of all that, try to swallow this:

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will bestow its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her work advancing Holocaust awareness.

“Chancellor Merkel has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to making the preservation of Holocaust memory a priority for Germany,” said Tom Bernstein, who chairs the council governing the museum, in a release Thursday.

You can crank the irony up one more notch by considering that Merkel may have been motivated to open the floodgates to Islamization by neurotic guilt over the Holocaust. Germany was forced to make amends by showing how self-sacrificingly politically correct it could be.

A more constructive response to the Holocaust would be to avoid laying the groundwork for its recurrence.

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The next Holocaust is on its way.

On a tip from Ken M.

Mar 24 2017

Diversity Leadership Team Puts Up Posters Proclaiming America to Be a White Nation

If you see something on a college campus that crudely advances a politically incorrect point of view, it would be naive in the extreme to take it at face value. For example, consider posters like this one, which appeared at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota:

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Students promptly reported the posters to the Thought Police, which at Gustavus are officially called the “Bias Response Team.” At least one of them…

…received a response from Dean of Students Jones VanHecke explaining that the offensive flyers were actually “part of a series of educational ‘invisible theater’ events taking place this week that have been planned by I Am We Are theater troupe, the Diversity Leadership Team, and the Bystander Intervention Committee.”

The Diversity Leadership Team fessed up to the hoax:

In response to the outrage over the flyers, the Diversity Leadership Council published a statement the night the posters surfaced admitting that members of the organization had “posted these signs” in “an effort to help educate [their] peers and campus community about issues of bias, and the importance of being an active bystander.

“We want to help put an end to bias-related incidents that happened on our campus, social media, and in our communities by forcing individuals to have dialogues about forms of hate and bias,” the statement continues.

That is, they want to put an end to bias-related incidents by fabricating them, since they do not have the patience to wait for one to actually happen so they can righteously denounce it. Note that so much as holding a politically incorrect view now constitutes a bias-related incident of such seriousness that it has to be staged.

The Gustavus Adolphus College Diversity Leadership Team may not be good for much else, but at least it made the Hate Hoax List.

On tips from Dave F, Sterling B, rpp618, and J.

Mar 24 2017

Pro-AHCA Congresscritter: We Have to Pass the Bill so That You Can Find Out What Is in It

The ObamaCare 2.0 bill that Trump and Ryan are trying to ram through over the objections of conservatives is causing serious déjà vu:

Voter opposition to the Republican healthcare bill is the result of misunderstanding, and lawmakers will be able to “really explain it” once it becomes law, Rep. Chris Collins said Thursday.

Or as Nancy Pelosi said back in 2010, when it was Democrats who were forcing socialism down our throats:

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In an attempt to intimidate the Freedom Caucus into compliance, Trump has proclaimed that the House must pass this atrocious bill today or he’ll let ObamaCare stand. At this point, that might be for the best. According to Quinnipiac, only 17% approve of Trump/RyanCare, and that number is unlikely to rise if it is passed. The only thing worse than leaving ObamaCare alone is rebranding it as the work of the GOP.

On a tip from J.

Mar 24 2017

Wellesley College Insulates Students From Ideologically Noncompliant Speakers

Shrillary’s alma mater is doubling down on the common college practice of not allowing speakers deemed not to be sufficiently left-wing:

In an email to fellow faculty [Monday] afternoon, a committee of Wellesley College professors made several startling recommendations about how they think future campus speakers should be chosen. If implemented, the proposals by the faculty Commission for Ethnicity, Race, and Equity would have a profound impact on the quality and quantity of voices Wellesley students would be permitted to hear.

Any speaker not meticulously compliant with the up-to-minute requirements of political correctness would likely be regarded as beyond the pale.

While paying lip service to free speech, the email is remarkable in its contempt for free and open dialogue on campus. Asserting that controversial speakers “impose on the liberty of students, staff, and faculty at Wellesley,” the committee members lament the fact that such speakers negatively impact students by forcing them to “invest time and energy in rebutting the speakers’ arguments.”

Working up that much energy could generate enough heat to melt the precious snowflakes.

They point specifically to a recent appearance by Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis, a self-described feminist who has criticized Title IX implementation and a “culture of sexual paranoia” on campuses.

Calling yourself a feminist does not make you politically correct if you fail to revere Title IX and its insane applications.

The committee recommends that those inviting any future speakers “consider whether, in their zeal for promoting debate, they might, in fact, stifle productive debate by enabling the bullying of disempowered groups” …

It would be difficult to take Orwellian doubletalk to a further extreme of self-parody. Allowing debate stifles debate, because those who are in a position to determine what can or cannot be said are “disempowered,” and saying anything they don’t like constitutes “bullying” them.

Kipnis disagrees that she was bullying the disempowered:

“I’m going to go further and say — as someone who’s been teaching for a long time, and wants to see my students able to function in the world post-graduation — that protecting students from the ‘distress’ of someone’s ideas isn’t education, it’s a $67,000 babysitting bill.”

Let’s not exaggerate. The cost of attending Wellesley College is actually only $66,984 per year. For the money, you are assured hermetic insulation from anything that might challenge your liberal point of view.

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Snowflakes that tried to rebut a speaker’s arguments.

On a tip from Greg O.

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