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Jul 23 2014

Jerry Brown Cracks Down on Football Practice

No one should be surprised to see California’s infamous Governor Moonbeam take a leading role in further wimpifying America by wimpifying sports:

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

That is, a law isn’t even necessary, since schools are reducing practice anyway due to the general metrosexualization of our culture. But coercion is an end in itself for Democrats.

Under the legislation taking effect in 2015, drills involving game-speed tackling are prohibited in the offseason. They are limited to 90-minute sessions twice a week the rest of the year. The rules apply to public, private and charter schools.

Big Government now tells football teams how many minutes per week they are allowed to practice, even if they play for private schools. We let it reach this point, yet we still call ourselves Americans.

Some lawmakers questioned whether the issue merits state regulation and whether the proposal puts students at a competitive disadvantage when competing against students in other states.

Actually, some other states have even more repressive restrictions on football practice. California hardly holds a monopoly on nanny state authoritarianism. But no doubt someone in Washington is planning federal legislation, just to be fair.

Why do liberal politicians want us to be as unmanly as possible? I’ll answer that question with another: What kind of man would vote for someone like Jerry Brown?

He might run for president, by the way. If Obama is presidential material, why not Governor Moonbeam?

Jerry Brown
Creating an America fit to be ruled by libs like himself.

On a tip from Shawn R. Hat tip: Barstool Sports.

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Jul 23 2014

Liberal Totalitarians Set Their Sights on Beef

The moonbats are coming for our steaks, our hamburgers, even our beef hotdogs.

You know when a blitzkrieg is on the horizon when they soften up the target with a bombing offensive. Instead of sending out the Luftwaffe, modern statists rely on studies by pointy-headed experts (usually funded by the government). This one should alarm anyone who enjoys a hearty meal:

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cows are not efficient at converting feed to protein for human consumption, said lead author Gidon Eshel, an environmental physics professor at Bard College in New York.

Eshel used U.S. government figures to calculate air and water emissions and how much water and land were used in the lifetime production of beef, pork, poultry, dairy and eggs.

That is, the figures come from the same federal government that has pushed its hostility to Southwestern cattle ranchers to the verge of armed conflict. Cattle use a lot of land, and Big Government likes to control every inch. In addition, there are cultural issues. The lifestyle of ranchers keeps alive a masculine, freedom-loving aspect of America that the metrosexual authoritarian weenies in Washington want dead.

Cows burp major amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that is dozens of times more potent than carbon dioxide.

A dozen times nothing is still nothing. There is no credible evidence that carbon dioxide, methane, or even the greatest greenhouse gas of them all, water vapor, is the least bit harmful.

Claiming that beef causes global warming is the same as claiming that it is homophobic or offensive to Native Americans. We are in the realm of liberal ideology, not objective reality.

The message from the study is “whenever possible try to replace beef with other sources of protein from animal sources,” said Eshel, who said he doesn’t eat meat now but used to raise cattle on a kibbutz in Israel.

First we will be nudged. Our rulers have already managed to drive beef prices up to a new record high, no doubt in part thanks to bureaucratically engineered droughts. When this does not achieve utopia, we will be coerced. Whatever the real reasons, our liberal rulers have decided they don’t want us eating red meat, so enjoy it while you can.

Steak
Something else liberals plan to take away.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Jul 23 2014

Eat-the-Rich Socialist Michael Moore Owns Nine Houses

Far left propagandist and rabble-rouser Michael Moore righteously proclaims that he is of the proletariat and not part of the 1% (video). Yet hawking his anti-capitalist B.S. on the capitalist market has earned him enough to buy nine houses. The dumping of Kathy Glynn, his wife of 22 years, is bringing embarrassing details to light regarding his conspicuous consumption:

His hit movies and best-selling books have begat a lifestyle far from most ballcap-wearing, duck-waddling denizens of Flint [a rustbelt hellhole that he falsely claims as his hometown].

Moore and Glynn own nine properties in Michigan and New York, including a Manhattan condo that once was three apartments. CelebrityNetWorth.com pegs their wealth at $50 million.

In legal pleadings, Moore blames his wife for the expansion of the 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake [in northwest lower Michigan], which has a value of $2 million.

He listed six media reports from 2011, which poked fun at the defender-of-the-poor for owning such a big house, as exhibits in the divorce case.

“He criticizes capitalism, but capitalism made him rich,” said Gary Tracy, owner of Bellaire Bait and Tackle.

“Why he decided to live in this conservative area, I have no idea.”

Where do you expect him to live, in Flint with the hoi polloi?

Despite the similarity of lifestyle, there is a big difference between Moore and the titans of industry he denounces. Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and even the dorky moonbat Bill Gates didn’t just make themselves rich; they made us all rich by creating wealth where there was none, raising the whole nation’s standard of living. They deserved every penny they made and more.

In contrast, Michael Moore creates no wealth. He is a bloated barnacle on the hull of capitalist society — not to mention the biggest hypocrite imaginable.

Michael Moore House
One of the socialist’s numerous houses.

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Hat tips: Progressives Today, Jalopnik Detroit.

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Jul 23 2014

Even the Dictionary Spews Liberal Propaganda

There is no bigot like a progressive bigot, as everyone knows who has listened to them sputtering about how much they hate rednecks, Jesus freaks, white boys, et cetera. Imagine anyone denouncing a protected “victim” group with such unrestrained contempt and malice.

Bigotry so pervades the liberal point of view that it seeps into everything they touch — including even the Merriam-Webster definition of the word “bigotry.” Via Daily Caller:

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Click for full size.

The implication that all conservatives are bigoted is of course bigoted.

Note that “progressivism” is supposedly an antonym of “bigotry.” That means no matter how bigoted progressives may seem, by definition they are never bigots, just as Jeremiah Wright types can never be racist no matter how consumed they are by an ideology consisting almost entirely of racial hatred.

Moonbats suck the meaning out of words just as their ideology sucks the meaning out of life. Like the word “racist,” the word “bigot” has been left with no meaning at all. It is merely an epithet used to express hostility toward non-liberals, having no semantic content.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

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Jul 22 2014

Open Thread

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Passed along by Artfldgr.

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Jul 22 2014

Interview With a Border Expert

Just how bad is the national security situation at the border with Obama in charge? Let’s ask 26-year Border Patrol veteran Zack Taylor:

Video courtesy of Little Bonanza Productions. For more information, please contact: lisa@littlebonanzaproductions.com.

On a tip from Bill T.

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Jul 22 2014

No Appetite for Resisting Tyranny

The Founding Fathers intended Congress to be the most powerful branch of the federal government, because it is the most answerable to the people. Unfortunately, its authority has been eroded over the years by a runaway executive branch. Now that its power is being usurped outright by Obama with his pen and his phone, we are entering a constitutional crisis that will only turn out well if Congress uses the power of the purse to prevent America from degenerating into dictatorship. But Speaker of the House John Boehner informs us there is “no appetite” for that:

It is appalling enough that the Democrats dominating the Senate are openly willing to sacrifice the division of powers that served us so well for centuries in order to facilitate what Obama is doing to the country. What is truly terrifying is that the only resistance to these traitors is a spineless sad sack like John Boehner.

His lawsuit is a toothless stunt. Harry Reid isn’t the only one with no appetite to defend the American form of government from tyranny.

Via LibertyNEWS, on a tip from Wilberforce.

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Jul 22 2014

Handgun Engraving

It’s nice to see that the high art of firearms engraving hasn’t been lost.

The classic Single Action Army is never more beautiful than when skillfully engraved:

engraved-single-action-army

Another classic — the beloved 1911:

engraved-1911

Here’s one Harry Callahan might appreciate:

engraved-smith-and-wesson

Now something more suitable for the less ornate, more utilitarian modern age:

wrong-house

Compliments of Mr. Mentalo.

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Jul 22 2014

Under Obama, State Department Is #UnitedForGaza

We’ve all heard the expression “Freudian slip” to describe mistakes that actually reveal true feelings. With the Obama Administration, these slips are particularly informative, allowing us to peek behind the wall of “transparency” that is intended to keep us in the dark about where the Regime is coming from and what it is up to until it is too late for us to do anything about it. The latest example:

A senior member of the U.S. Department of State tweeted his support for Hamas on Sunday, but after a barrage of complaints he soon deleted the tweet and apologized for his unwise action, saying it was just a “mistake” and that he accidentally tweeted the “wrong hashtag.”

As the ground action in Gaza continues and emotions climb on all sides, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel jumped to his Twitter account and added the “#UnitedForGaza” tag to his Tweet about Russia and the flight MH17 investigation.

In most cases, those using the “#UnitedForGaza” hashtag are supporters of Hamas who blame Israel for purposely harming civilians. But Under Secretary Stengel later claimed it was all an accident; he didn’t mean to use that hashtag.

In short order, Stengel tweeted a new message saying, “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad.”

Unfortunately for Stengel, not many Twitter followers believed the blasé announcement.

Especially not after the tasteless joke we are asked to regard as the Secretary of State was just caught in a hot mic incident denouncing Israel for defending itself.

If being a part of the Obama Administration doesn’t explain Stengel’s sympathy for Hamas, this sure does:

Stengel is another journalist turned Obama operative. Before joining the Obama administration this year, he was the managing editor of Time magazine.

The current war between Israel and the terrorists infesting Gaza would not be happening if the American media were not squarely on the side of Hamas. Terrorists force Israel’s hand by firing missiles by the thousands into civilian areas, taking care to position their missile batteries amid their own civilians, even forbidding these civilians from evacuating when Israel warns that counterattacks are on the way. When Palestinian women and children are inevitably killed, the Western media takes the ball and runs with it. The resulting propaganda causes more damage to Israel than the rocket attacks.

If Hamas terrorists didn’t know they could count on our press to play its essential part, they never would have provoked the conflict, since objective reporting would motivate the rest of the world to cut off the flow of free money to Hamas.

The only moral difference between liberal journalists and blood-drenched Islamic terrorists is that terrorists at least have the guts to go up against the IDF, whereas liberal journalists have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Excuse the redundancy of the phrase “liberal journalists,” but there are occasional exceptions.

obama_hamas

On a tip from Jodie.

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Jul 22 2014

NYC Creates ID Card to Help Illegal Aliens Collect Taxpayer-Financed Benefits

Imagine the chaos that would be unleashed if maniacs took over a department store, threw open the doors to a mob of looters, and even issued tickets entitling thieves to take what they want. How long would the store stay in business? About as long as the USA will under liberal rule. A report from our largest city:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that creates a municipal identification card that can now be used by illegal immigrants to access government services, rent an apartment and open a bank account.

“Today we’re living up to our highest ideals, and today we’re saying that no one should be left out [of the Cloward-Piven looting spree],” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling the signing of the bill into law an “historic” moment, the New York Daily News reported. Ms. Mark-Viverito, along with fellow council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm — all Democrats — said the new ID card gives the city’s estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants the opportunity to open bank accounts and rent housing, and even take advantage of certain government services.

Taking advantage of government services means helping yourself to money that bureaucrats confiscate from the slave class that works instead of votes for a living.

Where do you suppose the thousands upon thousands of Third World colonists get the idea that rather than being deported for illegally invading our country, they will be granted lavish welfare benefits?

Bill de Blasio
So is the rest of the country if we don’t get these kooks out of power.

On a tip from Bill T. Graphic compliments of Stormfax.

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Jul 22 2014

White Flags Over Brooklyn Bridge

The incidents that are most emblematic of an age may hardly be noticed at the time. This story may not make much of a splash, but looking back, people might remember it as the quintessence of America under Obama:

In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said.

The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers.

A Muslim plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge was foiled thanks to information acquired by waterboarding 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. But these days terrorists don’t get waterboarded; they get traded for deserters.

If someone could paint the flags, someone could plant bombs. But maybe they don’t need to plant bombs. After all, terrorism is psychological warfare. White flags may be just as effective.

Has America surrendered to expansionist Islam, Third World colonization, political correctness, creeping authoritarianism, socialism, degeneration, and decline? If not, what is Obama still doing in the White House?

But not everyone has surrendered.

white-flag-brooklyn-bridge
Emblematic of the Obama Era.

On a tip from Sean C.

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Jul 22 2014

Late Show Guest Laments That Virgin Mary Didn’t Get an Abortion

In case it wasn’t already obvious whose side CBS is on in the Culture War that has been transforming America into something shameful and abhorrent, The Late Show With Craig Ferguson featured a musical performance by Kristeen Young. She sang “Pearl of a Girl,” which includes the following lyrics:

“They’ve needed to have the law so they can legally bind us. They’ve needed to have the church so they can morally ground us. They’ve needed most of the dough, they must be so scared of us. So their stories are of ghosts; I only wish the Virgin would’ve had an abortion.”

These same people would probably spit that you are an insensitive bigot for so much as speaking the name of the Washington Redskins. Yet they go out of their way to be as offensive as possible to Christians.

After enlightened liberals like Ms. Young have eradicated morality and religion, these will be replaced by degeneracy and government coercion, and we will all live happily ever after.

Kristeen-Young
Young knows how to get herself promoted by the liberal establishment.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Jul 22 2014

Race-Based Grading at University of Wisconsin

Diversity — i.e., the displacement, marginalization, and eventual eradication of the sort of people we grew up thinking of as normal Americans — has been taken to new extremes by the moonbats running the University of Wisconsin–Madison:

This spring, the university adopted a new plan that, according to Board of Regents policy, “[p]laces the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.” …

This Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence sailed through our Faculty Senate without the least bit of attention…

Of course no one objected. No one in academia who values their career will risk being seen as challenging political correctness these days.

The “Framework” consists primarily of liberal clichés and incomprehensible psycho-babble. It includes eight essential “working definitions.” Among the most ominous of them is “representational equity.”

It calls for “proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.”

The implications of this lunacy being implemented at top universities are alarming.

Suppose there were a surge of interest in a high demand field such as computer science. Under the “equity” policy, it seems that some of those who want to study this field would be told that they’ll have to choose another major because computer science already has “enough” students from their “difference” group.

Especially shocking is the language about “equity” in the distribution of grades. Professors, instead of just awarding the grade that each student earns, would apparently have to adjust them so that academically weaker, “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students perform at the same level and receive the same grades as academically stronger students.

[…This is] likely to trigger a new outbreak of grade inflation, as professors find out that they can avoid trouble over “inequitable” grade distributions by giving every student a high grade.

Well, maybe not every student. Those who belong to groups deemed to have overachieved may suffer grade deflation.

In the end, a student will be graded not on academic performance but on how brightly liberals glow with self-righteousness while condescendingly pitying whatever victim group the student has been pigeonholed into. Those who do not qualify as victims are oppressors to be punished.

A sick tree bears diseased fruit. The same goes for liberal ideology.

diversity
The touchy-feely end of excellence.

On tips from Paulie Walnuts, Dean D, and Jester. Hat tip: EAGnews.org.

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Jul 21 2014

Open Thread

Lunatic-Elizabeth_Warren

Compliments of J.

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Jul 21 2014

Kerry Mocks Israel’s Self-Defense

Watch and laugh as rectangular-faced plastic surgery disaster Hanoi John Kerry scrambles to explain a hot mic incident in which he sarcastically characterized Israel’s response to prolonged Hamas rocket attacks as “a hell of a pinpoint operation”:

Not good enough, Hanoi John. By now we all know where your sympathies and those of the rest of the Obama Administration lie. Israel is funded by US taxpayers out of political necessity. Hamas is funded by US taxpayers out of liberal ideology.

In contrast, the Egyptian government opposes Hamas. This is because the Egyptian people rose up and deposed the Obama-backed Muslim Brotherhood — the same group that gave birth to Hamas.

If Obama had had his way in Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood had prevailed, there is no chance that this key country would be standing by Israel against Hamas.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Jul 21 2014

A Supermarket From Our Big Government Future

If the recent attention the Obama Regime has been paying to supermarkets doesn’t alarm you, you never went grocery shopping in the Soviet Union:

Compare this to any American supermarket and it becomes obvious why the cancer currently personified by Obama must be stopped before it does to the food supply what it is already beginning to do to healthcare.

Via AgainstCronyCapitalism.org, on a tip from Tchhht!!!

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