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May 27 2016

Term “Start of Family” Denounced as “Loathsome”

A primary objective of progressive social engineering is the destruction of the family. In the past, they have attacked the family indirectly, e.g., by undermining the sanctity of marriage. But now they are getting explicit.

What liberals would eliminate completely, they label as offensive. Per Bill O’Sullivan, Senior Managing Editor of the Washingtonian, that now includes the term “start a family”:

Loathsome words aren’t just clichés, jargon, and grammar lapses. They’re also seemingly benign expressions that spill easily from our mouths and fingertips yet have implications we don’t even think about—until we do.

One of the worst of them: “start a family.”

What this euphemism means is get pregnant—or try to get pregnant, or have a baby, or adopt. So say that. Start a family devalues any couple who doesn’t happen to have kids, for whatever reason. It even sells single people short, who may not have children but do have “chosen” families of friends…

Note the attempt to define family out of existence by pretending that having friends is the same thing as raising children.

Attacking the term “start a family” also advances other agenda items: normalizing sexual perversion and discouraging regular Americans from reproducing. But destroying the family unit appears to be the ultimate objective.

“Family values” has been a derogatory term among liberals for some time. Now “start a family” is derogatory. When utopia has been imposed, we won’t need any family, because the government will provide all the social cohesion we need.

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The push continues.

On tips from Steve A and Torcer.


May 27 2016

NYC to Fine Restaurants for Not Warning Patrons About Salt

Nanny Bloomberg is gone at last, but under Comrade de Blasio, New York City continues to plunge ever deeper into surreal nanny state tyranny:

New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court’s go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. …

Fines can be up to $600.

The city will start enforcing the rule June 6.

Salt is not a toxin. It is an essential nutrient. But then, CO2 isn’t a toxin either, and it is an essential nutrient for plants. That doesn’t stop authoritarian progressives from trying to restrict it.

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Only a total ban will make us safe from salt.

On a tip from Steve A.

May 27 2016

Video Instantly Changes Minds on Abortion

When it comes to opinion leaders, conservatives may be up against evil. But at the level of the average voter, the enemy is ignorance. Watch how fast pro-abortion people drop their trendy talking points and oppose abortion after learning what it actually entails:

Most people aren’t horrible. They won’t support the progressive agenda once they see the actual product with all the propaganda packaging removed.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tip: Steven Crowder.

May 27 2016

The Life of Christians Living Amid Muslim Majorities

A story from Egypt sheds light on what life will be like for the last European Christians if current immigration policies and birthrates continue:

A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim men in a village in southern Egypt.

The mob also burned down seven homes belonging to Christian families, according to an unusually outspoken statement issued by the local Orthodox Coptic church, after rumours circulated in the village that a Christian man was having a relationship with a Muslim woman.

It took the police 2 hours to respond. By then, the mob had dispersed. The police had been warned a day in advance that there was likely to be trouble, but chose to do nothing.

For centuries, Egypt was a Christian nation. Then it was conquered by Muslims in 641. It fell when for some treasonous reason the gates of Alexandria were opened from within.

After centuries more, due to the second-class citizenship imposed on Christians by Muslim rulers, the population eventually became majority Muslim. Once that happens, tolerance tends to be abolished.

Egypt is relatively easy on Christians under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, by regional standards. If Obama had had his way, and the Muslim Brotherhood were still in charge, it’s likely the woman would not be alive.

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The woman meeting with Christian leaders.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

May 26 2016

Open Thread

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Via Alo Konsen, on a tip from Lyle.

May 26 2016

Students Sign Petition to Allow Man on Women’s Basketball Team

It is politically incorrect not to let men use the women’s bathroom if they say they identify as women. The same should go for playing on women’s basketball teams. Forty-nine out of 50 students interviewed at the University of Maryland agree:

He’s got a point. Why should there be separate teams for men and women when gender is merely an oppressive patriarchal construct? If we merge all the teams, we might have a solution at last to the destruction of men’s sports programs by Title IX tyranny.

On a tip from Sterling B.

May 26 2016

Let’s See How You Like It, Katie

Katie Couric’s movie Under the Gun was deceptively edited to advance her jihad against our fundamental right of self-defense. ReasonTV answers with this:

Via The Right Scoop, on a tip from Torcer.

May 26 2016

Obama Not Sure Whether He Smoked Pot

Obama and his Choom Gang must have been smoking strong stuff. Now he can’t even remember if he smoked it at all. From his recent trip to Vietnam:

When a Vietnamese attendee at a town hall asked Pres. Obama about his weed-smoking past, the U.S. president replied that he “didn’t know” if reports of his marijuana use were true.

The exchange:

Q: “Thank you. I’m a filmmaker, so I’m very interested in personal stories. And you said before, when you are young you’re like fooling around. And I read on Internet — I’m not sure if it’s true or not — that you also like smoking weed and things like that.”

OBAMA: “I don’t know if that’s true.”

If he really doesn’t remember, he ought to refresh his memory by reading his own book:

In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.”

He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.

He even started a pot-smoking trend called “total absorption.”

If only Obama had remained absorbed in brain-rotting recreational drugs instead of even more pernicious moonbattery, America might be a stronger nation today.

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Here, there, anywhere.

On a tip from Craig B. Graphic compliments of Aaron S.

May 26 2016

ObamaCare Now Mandates Sex-Change Operations

Degenerate progressives will soon control both parties. As they are encountering no meaningful resistance, depravity is imposed by the federal government ever more tyrannically:

President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services implemented a rule change to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) last week mandating that all health providers receiving taxpayer dollars must perform sex-change operations or lose their federal funding.

The final rule states that, under Title IX, any hospital receiving funding from HHS must “treat individuals consistent with their gender identity.” The rule provides no religious exemption. In other words, religious hospitals that receive taxpayer dollars via Medicaid or Medicare will be required to perform sex-change operations or get cut off financially.

Take federal money and you have sold your soul to the Devil.

Forcing religious hospitals to perform blasphemous sex change operations is not the only way HHS has been using ObamaCare as a ramrod to push degeneracy down our throats:

HHS is currently embroiled in a legal fight with The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic organization that provides housing and care for the elderly poor. In accordance with their religious beliefs, they do not provide contraceptives to their female employees, which the Obama administration says violates the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare.

Now that moral turpitude and sexual deviancy are regarded as ends in themselves by the progressive ruling class, they will be advanced through coercion at every opportunity. The road slopes steeply as we are force-marched down it toward Sodom and Gomorrah.

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From a Shining City on a Hill to Sodom and Gomorrah.

On a tip from Steve A.

May 26 2016

Santa Monica College Students Marry the Ocean During EcoSexual Sextravaganza

Already Obama has nationalized student loans, a large percentage of which will never be repaid. Bernie Sanders wants to take it a step further and make college completely “free.” That means the shrinking percentage of the population engaged in productive employment will get to pay the full tab for moonbattery like this:

Earlier this month, a professor at Santa Monica College led students in an ‘EcoSexual Sextravaganza’ in which participants ‘married the ocean.’

Amber Katherine, a philosophy professor who helped organize the May 14 event, explained to Campus Reform that the purpose of the “wedding” was to bring about a deeper love for the planet through “ecocentric passion and even lust.”

Don’t worry, moonbat lust for Gaia is generally consentual.

One attendee of the event—who identified herself only as “Serenity”—spoke about the importance of gaining consent from the earth before proceeding with a physical relationship.

“Back when I would hug trees in Santa Cruz, I would sort of ask the tree if it was okay if I hugged it and I would feel their spirit or energy or something give a response back, and then proceed accordingly,” she told The Corsair.

Serenity isn’t the only student who has done this sort of thing before:

“It was actually our second marriage so it was kind of like renewing my vows for me,” added SMC EcoSexual Club president Diego Marquez.

That’s right, colleges now feature ecosexual clubs.

Think what exciting new clubs will be formed to celebrate moonbattery when the taxpayer picks up the entire bill for everything, and students who are paid to take classes instead of work can devote their entire lives to taking ever wackier classes.

Modern academia.

On a tip from Peter F.

May 26 2016

Katie Couric’s Gungate: This Should Be a Career-Ender

Katie Cupcake really should have stuck with batting her hyperextended eyelashes on The Today Show and filming the insides of her intestines. As an anti–Second Amendment propagandist, she is too ham-fisted — as she demonstrated in Under the Gun, a propaganda film she narrated and executive produced:

At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown.

Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”

The documentary then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene. The moment can be watched here:

However, raw audio of the interview between Katie Couric and the activists provided to the Washington Free Beacon shows the scene was deceptively edited. Instead of silence, Couric’s question is met immediately with answers from the activists. A back and forth between a number of the league’s members and Couric over the issue of background checks proceeds for more than four minutes after the original question is asked.

Michael Moore must be pleased with the influence he has exerted on mainstream journalists.

Under the Gun has been labeled “dishonest politicking in the guise of media coverage,” “loose with the facts,” and “a full-length assault on guns and the Second Amendment” by those in the gun community since its debut on May 15.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League labeled the deceptively edited segment featured in the film “unbelievable and extremely unprofessional.” Philip Van Cleave, the organization’s president, said the editing was done deliberately to make it appear that league members didn’t have a response to Couric’s question.

“Katie Couric asked a key question during an interview of some members of our organization,” he said. “She then intentionally removed their answers and spliced in nine seconds of some prior video of our members sitting quietly and not responding. Viewers are left with the misunderstanding that the members had no answer to her question.”

When Dan Rather destroyed his own career with the Killian documents, he could at least plausibly plead incompetence. Couric has been caught red-handed committing deliberate, malicious fraud. If there are still any standards at all, she is done in journalism.

Even the liberal Washington Post is appalled, denouncing the excuse that the video was edited so as to provide the viewer with a “moment to consider this important question” as weaselly.

No apologies from Ms. Cupcake, who chirps that she is “very proud” of her handiwork.

In Katie’s defense, her fraudulent film is highly recommended by Obama’s supervisor:

On tips from Torcer, Ben S, Steve A, J, and Stormfax.

May 26 2016

Trump Begins to Court Muslims

Many have supported Donald Trump because they took seriously his preposterous assertion that he would bar Muslims from entering the country — even though he first started barking this lie soon after averring that we had to allow the flood tide of “refugees” pouring out of the Middle East and Africa into the USA on the grounds that they are “living in hell.” Wanting to avoid the alarming problems Europe has brought upon itself through massive Muslim immigration is understandable; believing the obviously false promises of a pandering demagogue is not. He hasn’t even officially sewn up the nomination and already Trump is spinning around on his heel to court Muslims:

Donald Trump’s top foreign policy adviser has quietly opened backchannels within Muslim and Middle Eastern communities in the U.S. in an attempt to win over a small but increasingly important voting bloc.

Walid Phares, a top national security adviser for Trump, has been courting prominent Muslim Republicans and conservative Middle Eastern activists in the U.S.

Some Muslim Republicans and conservative Middle Eastern activists have also engaged with other top campaign officials about furthering Trump’s outreach to those communities.

For example,

Saba Ahmed, who founded the Republican Muslim Coalition and shot to fame after debating a Trump surrogate on Fox News Channel while clad in a stars-and-stripes hijab, said she texts and emails with campaign manager Cory Lewandowski and other Trump officials regularly.

Ahmed says she supports Trump despite his call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. She said Trump’s proposal is nothing more than election-year rhetoric that has no chance of ever becoming law.

“Something like that could never be enacted so I can ignore it,” Ahmed said.

Smart girl. She knows Trump never had any intention of attempting to enact such a ban, which would be both unconstitutional and infeasible. He was just shouting what the mob wanted to hear, secure in the belief that he could get away with lying straight into the faces of his supporters, who don’t seem to mind it.

Trump has confirmed that like his promise to deport all the illegal aliens, his Muslim ban is negotiable — i.e., it is on its way out the window. He has also dismissed it as “just a suggestion.”

Unlike Ahmed, some Muslims are slow to embrace Trump because of the character issue:

American Islamic Forum for Democracy […] founder Zuhdi Jasser, who first supported Marco Rubio and later backed Cruz, is emblematic of the challenges Trump still faces in reaching skeptical conservatives of all stripes.

“I’m a lifetime Republican and a conservative and believe that Muslims need a candidate who gives us tough love and recognizes that we need to come to terms with an ideology that is sometimes incompatible with the Constitution,” Jasser said.

“But Trump is irrational and shallow and I can’t support him because of his character. His entire campaign has been scorched-earth and I have an ethical compass that I live by. I won’t support him just because the ends seem to justify the means.”

This guy definitely does not belong aboard the Trump Train.

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Saba Ahmed, Muslim Trumpster.

On tips from Torcer and Stormfax.

May 25 2016

Open Thread

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Via RenewUS.

May 25 2016

Senator Tom Cotton on the “Cancerous Leadership” of Harry Reid

We are told the GOP needs to be burned to the ground and replaced by national socialists because conservatives cannot stand up to Democrats. But many of them can and do. Watch Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) unload on Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV):

On a tip from Kevin R.

May 25 2016

Gavin McInnes Eviscerates a Halfwit Feminazi

Tragically, it looks like we have been denied a chance to witness the bloodbath of Ted Cruz debating Shrillary. The best we can do for now in the way of grotesque intellectual mismatches is Gavin McInnes laying into Caucasian-hating socialist feminazi Heather Marie Scholl (language alert):

On a tip from J.

May 25 2016

Trump Campaign Emails Battle Plan to Enemy Camp

From the headquarters of our potential next Commander in Chief:

Trump only hires the very best people. Apparently, Trump decided that he wanted to attack Hillary Clinton on the Whitewater scandal. You know, the same scandal that failed to take down the Clinton in the 90’s? That one. The only problem is that neither he nor his campaign really know[s] anything about the scandal so they asked the RNC to research it for them.

How do we know all this? Well, because Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks meant to email Republican consultant Michael Caputo, who is a Trump advisor, and instead emailed Politico reporter Marc Caputo [no relation.]

Once in office, Trump will probably email secret counterterror strategy to Al Jazeera, whose operatives will hopefully be too paralyzed with laughter at the Three Stooges level of incompetence to make use of the information.

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Our next Commander in Chief?

On a tip from Torcer.

May 25 2016

Exam Question Assumes We Live Under Socialism

Never mind wrong answers. When it comes to exams these days, the questions are wrong:

The role of government is to redistribute wealth, according to a course at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

A test, administered on April 29 in Professor John Traxler’s Healthcare Economics class, told students that “[o]ne of the main functions of government is income redistribution,” then asked them to explain what the statement meant. The correct answer was C: “Taxing the wealthy and giving it to those in poverty.”

Josh Fisher, a student in the class, told Campus Reform … that he was reluctant to challenge his professor on the matter, saying, “I didn’t want to risk […] affecting my grade. He pushes his agenda pretty hard.”

It is the role of government to redistribute wealth only under oligarchical collectivist tyranny. Under the form of government established by the Founding Fathers, one of the few essential roles of government is the diametric opposite: the protection of property rights.

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Assistant Professor John Traxler flunks his own exam.

On a tip from J.

May 25 2016

Obama Puts Down America in Communist Vietnam

At least 58,220 Americans died attempting to defend Vietnam from the communists who reduced it to a miserable slave state. Yesterday Obama was in that slave state doing what he does best — denouncing America:

“No nation is perfect,” he said at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. “Two centuries on, the United States is still trying to striving to live up to our founding ideals.”

“We still deal with our shortcomings – too much money in politics, and rising economic inequality,” Obama continued. “Racial bias in our criminal justice system. Women still not being paid as much as men doing the same job.”

The Vietnamese probably have no idea what to make of these silly left-wing talking points. The more they know about America, the more confused they are likely to be.

Too much money in politics? Obama is literally the last person to talk. In 2012, he outspent Romney in the most expensive presidential campaign in history.

Economic inequality? That’s what inevitably results when the government doesn’t force everyone to be poor, like in Vietnam.

Racial bias in our criminal justice system? For years the criminal justice system has been run by black power radical Eric Holder and his ideologically comparable successor Loretta Lynch.

Women not paid as much for the same work? Nonsense. The free market would not allow it.

Meanwhile, even the moonbats running Obama’s State Department understand who he was denouncing America to:

According to the State Department’s latest human rights report, Vietnam is “an authoritarian state ruled by a single party.”

During the period covered in the report, 2014, the department recorded instances of “arbitrary and unlawful deprivation of life; police attacks and corporal punishment; arbitrary arrest and detention for political activities; continued police mistreatment of suspects during arrest and detention, including the use of lethal force and austere prison conditions; and denial of the right to a fair and expeditious trial.”

The Vietnamese aren’t worried about fantasy injustices. They know what it’s like to live in the opposite of America.

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Vietnam’s boat people were not escaping economic inequality but its opposite.

May 25 2016

For Utopia to Be Achieved, Little Girls Must Get Used to Being Confronted With Male Genitalia

For liberal utopia to be achieved, people will have to make certain… adjustments. For example, women and girls are tasked with “overcoming discomfort” at the sight of “male genitalia” in restrooms and locker rooms. Those who object are the same as racists:

In a defense of President Obama’s order compelling schools to allow access to restrooms on the basis of gender identity, the Charlotte Observer editorial board compared the discomfort of school-aged girls seeing male genitalia in locker rooms to the discomfort of white people being around black people in post-segregation America.

“This is what the Obama administration nudged the rest of the country toward Friday,” the editorial said. “Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms — and vice versa — might be distressing to some. But the battle for equality has always been in part about overcoming discomfort — with blacks sharing facilities, with gays sharing marriage — then realizing it was not nearly so awful as some people imagined.”

Actually, we won’t know just how awful the judicial oligarchy’s homosexual marriage decree is until it is too late to do anything about it. By the time clerics who actually still believe in the Bible are getting thrown in jail for not conducting blasphemous ceremonies in their own churches, we will be so far down the slippery slope that the concept of “holy matrimony” will be a quaint memory — even if this is only a few short years from now.

While admitting that exposure to male genitalia is a possible outcome of transgender bathroom laws, the editorial said the notion that such laws constitute a threat to the privacy and safety of women and children is a “political fiction” pushed by Republicans.

This is no fiction:

In the midst of outcries from the transgender community that women don’t face threats in public bathrooms, police in England are looking for a man who allegedly took photos of a 13-year-old girl while she used the bathroom at a McDonalds in Berkshire.

According to police reports, while using the bathroom in an individual stall, the girl heard a click over her head, looked up and saw someone hovering over the cubicle wall. Police say the girl was very upset by the incident, and her family is concerned about what’s going to happen to the photographs and where they might be published.

What’s the big deal, progressives may ask. It’s not as if she was choked into unconsciousness.

Obviously incidents like this will become more frequent after liberal authoritarians have mandated that male perverts must be granted access to women’s facilities.

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In need of adjustment.

On tips from J.

May 25 2016

Portraits in Countermoonbattery: Katrina Elaine Jorgensen

Until recently, we were in a training camp, not on an actual battlefield. We were engaged in practice maneuvers that did not entail live ammo. No one on the right was going to lose their audience or their career by hurling practice grenades at the authoritarian progressives in the other party. So the grenades were hurled boldly, even if they didn’t have much effect.

Then suddenly the training camp was invaded by the enemy. Now real bullets are flying. Say things that the followers of a certain authoritarian progressive don’t like, and there will be concrete (e.g., monetary) consequences, as I can attest.

That’s why previously bold defenders of conservative values have dropped their rifles. Some are hiding in ditches, waiting until it is safe to come out. Others have demonstrated their character and sincerity by defecting to the enemy.

But as their cowardly comrades cut and run, a few have shown the courage to hold the line, even against increasingly desperate odds. One example is Katrina Elaine Jorgensen:

The national communications chair for the Young Republicans has announced her resignation, saying she refuses to abandon her conservative principles in order to support the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Katrina Elaine Jorgensen, an editor at the Independent Journal Review, announced her resignation in a Facebook post Monday afternoon.

“Regretfully, I am resigning from my position as Communications Chair with the [Young Republican National Federation],” she wrote. “With the practically fulfilled nomination of Donald Trump as our presidential candidate, I can no longer continue to carry out the duties of this position. My principles will not allow it.”

She understands that to support Trump’s campaign is to betray everything conservatives stand for: moral decency, limited government, property rights, free trade, individual liberty/responsibility, strong international posture, and possibly most important of all, preservation of what’s left of our national character.

“As the head of our national communications my voice is part of our message, and I am intrinsically tied to it. Therefore I must step down. I cannot live with being seen as supporting a candidate I truly feel tramples on all of our values. […] I wanted Young Republicans to be part of the conversation about the White House, to be seen for all the hard work we put in year after year to elect Republicans. But I never could have imagined this outcome. And I cannot use my skills, or implement the plan I laid out for 2016, without feeling like I am losing my soul.”

This has been referred to as the Colonel Nicholson moment: when you realize that even if you get killed doing it, it would be better to blow up the bridge you worked so hard to build than to let the enemy use it against what you have been fighting for.

“There is no easy answer to the situation our party is in, but I believe we would do much more for our country by standing together against Donald Trump,” she wrote.

Ms. Jorgensen noted that Trump endorses lawlessness and has “a minimal understanding of the fiscal policies long associated with our party.” She also accuses him of bigotry, a reference to his classic fascist tactic of whipping up the mob against targeted groups.

“I cannot stand by and continue to write newsletters and posts that so strongly conflict with my personal values. I will not surrender my beliefs,” she wrote. “This is not the way forward. I will not quietly fall in line. I will not give up my principles. I will always be #NeverTrump.”

Fox News and talk radio are crowded with self-serving mercenaries who will side with whomever they are paid to side with. The real soldiers fighting in the trenches because they believe in the cause — people like Katrina Elaine Jorgensen — are warriors rather than apparatchiks. They are a higher breed.

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Hats off to a heroine.

On tips from Varla and Torcer.

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