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Dec 13 2017

NFL Goes All In as Platform for Leftism With Social Justice Warrior Workshop

The NFL is no longer primarily about football. It is committed to advancing cultural Marxism first and foremost. The league has agreed to dump $89 million into leftist advocacy. It just extended the contract of Roger Goodell for up to $40 million per year, even though he has crippled the fan base with his support for Black Lives Matter protests during the national anthem. Then there is this:

As its players continue to protest the National Anthem, the National Football League (NFL) announced it will host an “Advocacy in Sport Workshop” at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to educate athletes on how to “develop and implement effective advocacy platforms that positively impact society.”

In conjunction with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) and Morehouse, the February 21-23, 2018 workshop will teach student athletes how to turn sports into “a powerful platform for advocacy,” NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said…

In case it wasn’t already obvious that the main emphasis will be on blackness as a political cause, Vincent barks:

“Sport has been an international venue for social change since before Jesse Owens swept the 1936 Olympics and opened the world’s eyes to the image of justice and equality.”

These days when leftists say “justice and equality,” they mean moonbattery: Affirmative Action, welfare, anti-Caucasian and anti-American rhetoric, funneling money into ultra-left activism, selectively refraining from enforcing the law, letting black felons out of prison, et cetera.

RISE wants to subvert sports to “improve race relations and drive social progress.” This means exactly the same thing.

As for Morehouse College, it is what they call a “historically African American” institution, meaning the pale of complexion are not advised to let the sun set on them on campus. Morehouse professor David Dennis Jr. has shouted that Tom Brady supporting the President is more of a threat to the country than theatrical displays of disrespect during the Star-Spangled Banner. Marc Lamont Hill, another Morehouse professor, denounced blacks who met with Trump as “mediocre negroes.” Sure, these militants will improve race relations.

Would you support MSNBC, Black Lives Matter, the Democrat Party, or the ACLU? Then don’t support the NFL; is serves the same purpose.

On a tip from Wilberforce.

Dec 12 2017

Open Thread

We mute the realization of malevolence- which is too threatening to bear - by turning offenders into victims themselves and by describing their behavior as the result of forces beyond their control. - Anna C Salter

Dec 12 2017

The Lunatics of MSNBC

Republicans in general should be incarcerated; tax cuts are “akin to rape”; arson and looting are “not necessarily violent.” These are among the amazing things you can learn by watching MSNBC:

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Dec 12 2017

Black Person Denounces Whites Over Rescuing of Rabbit

If you are “woke,” anything can serve as an excuse to rant about how much you hate white people — even this video of a guy rescuing a rabbit from the Southern California wildfires:

Damon Young, Editor-in-Chief of VSB, snarls that this is “maybe the whitest thing I’ve ever seen”:

And these eyes have seen the pinnacles of whiteness, including a pretzel-and-pepperoni casserole at a holiday potluck when I was a teacher and the peak Appalachian tailgates outside of Heinz Field whenever Kenny Chesney is in town. But not only is it the whitest thing I’ve ever seen this week—it manages to synopsize everything problematic about white people on both a macro and micro level in 30 seconds.

First of all, the California wildfires were caused by whiteness, which he knows because “colonialism and aggressive industrialism have had an adverse effect on our environment.”

But the real reason whites are so awful is that we don’t love blacks as much as we love bunny rabbits.

I can’t help juxtaposing the feelings expressed about this bunny with the feelings generally expressed when black people are in grave danger. …

I do know that whether it’s rabbits, cats, dogs, horses, cows, sloths, chickens, spiders, birds, elephants, penguins, polar bears, monkeys, whales, eels, elephants or velociraptors, the lives and well-being of animals seem to be considered—by many white Americans—much more precious and much more deserving of protection and care than the lives of black people.

His only evidence in support of this assertion is his own obnoxiousness. How could white people possibly like cretins who aggressively despise us as much as cuddly bunny rabbits?

Notice that he implicitly assumes that blacks require the “protection and care” of whites. Like most people who embrace blackness as a political cause, he seems to regard blacks as hapless and inferior — a race of idiot children who cannot be expected to take responsibility for their own welfare.

On a tip from The Lieberal Media.

Dec 12 2017

Terrorist Akayed Ullah: Another Diversity Visa Lottery Winner

Congratulations to Akayed Ullah of Bangladesh for winning Chuck Schumer’s diversity visa lottery:

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the 27-year-old Akayed Ullah entered the U.S. in 2011 on an F43 “fourth preference” family immigration visa.

That means Ullah was in the fourth (and most distant) family-relationship eligibility category – the minor child of a sibling of a U.S. citizen over 21 years of age.

DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton confirmed further that the person whose family tie had enabled Ullah to settle in the country had become a U.S. citizen after entering the U.S. through the visa lottery program.

Ullah only managed to injure a few people with his rush hour terror attack on NYC transit yesterday, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Not all diversity visa lottery winners can serve Allah as effectively as Sayfullo Saipov of Uzbekistan, who managed to murder eight people in New York on Halloween.

New Yorkers keep voting for liberals, who are responsible for the suicidal lunacy of our immigration policy, so I guess they don’t mind.

Some want to go back to a merit-based immigration system. They don’t seem to understand that merit is racist. Immigrants more likely to contribute to society are more likely to be white, which defeats the purpose when it comes to displacing the American population with needier and less assimilable foreigners who can be exploited for cultural Marxist purposes and to grow the welfare state.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Dec 12 2017

Possible 100%+ Marginal Tax Rate Under Senate Bill

At some point, taxation becomes slavery. We may disagree about where that point is, but everyone should at least be able to agree that when 100% of the wealth you generate is confiscated by the government, you are a slave:

Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill

The possible marginal tax rate of more than 100% results from the combination of tax policies designed to provide benefits to businesses and families but then deny them to the richest people. As income climbs and those breaks phase out, each dollar of income faces regular tax rates and a hidden marginal rate on top of that, in the form of vanishing tax breaks. That structure, if maintained in a final law, would create some of the disincentives to working and to earning business profit that Republicans have long complained about, while opening lucrative avenues for tax avoidance.

A simple flat tax sounds better all the time. But that would reduce the government’s power. It might even be the end of leftism.

On a tip from J.

Dec 12 2017

African Refugee Convicted of Sex Attacks Is Awarded £110,000

At what point will British subjects reach the conclusion that enough is enough?

An African refugee jailed twice for sex attacks has won a £110,000 payout for being caged too long after his own country refused to take him back.

Aliou Bah, 28, was imprisoned twice for serious assaults – including one on a 16-year-old girl – and put on the sex offenders’ register.

But he spent an extra 21 months in prison because immigration officials in Guinea in West Africa refused to process his travel papers.

Britain has not successfully deported anyone to Guinea for over a decade. For some reason Africa does not want its welfare colonists back.

Now Aliou Bah can go on a wild spending spree, due to compensation for the extra time he spent in jail. I hope he remembers to thank British taxpayers.

On a tip from The Lieberal Media.

Dec 12 2017

Infantilization of College Students Reaches Care Bears Level

College used to be an unnatural extension of adolescence. It has become an extension of nursery school. A dorm for honors students at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst actually features Care Bears:

“Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let the Care Bears help!” the display states above a large, hand-drawn rainbow adorned with bit[s] of advice for students.

“It’s important to take care of ourselves! Self-care is an active choice and you should treat it as such,” one section proclaims, while other[s] suggest that students “surround yourselves with supportive people” and “reminders of what you love.”

Students are also encouraged to eat healthily and sleep at night.

Next the front desk at the dorm will pass out pacifiers.

Children tend to be gullible, trusting, and easy to indoctrinate. Maybe that’s why colleges encourage students to revert back into early childhood.

On tips from J and Guy B.

Dec 12 2017

Public Safety Scare as Portrait of Hillary Sets Off Security Dog

Looks like some dogs have been trained too well to protect the public from horrors:

Miami police were forced to briefly shut down the area surrounding an art show and clear the site after security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate in Miami, Fla., during the Art Basel festival on Saturday morning.

But when authorities opened the crate outside the Art Miami tent, it contained none other than a “punk” style picture of Hillary Clinton — complete with pink hair and a studded jacket.

You can see why this might set a dog to barking — or to whimpering in terror:

On a tip from Chronos Z. Wonderpig.

Dec 11 2017

Open Thread

If you want to help the poor, don't be poor - Ann Wilson

Dec 11 2017

Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?

The reason there is no Palestinian state is that the Arabs who have recently taken to calling themselves Palestinians will accept nothing less than the total eradication of Israel:

A slightly longer version of the story:

Progressive bargaining could be summarized as, “What’s mine is mine; what’s yours is negotiable.” Muslim bargaining takes it further: “What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine.”

If Muslims get their way in Israel, the same tactics will be applied to the rest of the non-Muslim world. That is how the Islamic domain expands.

On tips from cieran58 and DM.

Dec 11 2017

Pridgen and Keyes Update

The tale of Abdul Pridgen and Vance Keyes of the Fort Worth Police Department warrants follow-up, because it demonstrates not only the lunacy of moonbattery, but the implications race-based leftist ideology has for public safety. As noted earlier, Pridgen and Keyes…

…endangered fellow officer William Martin by leaking his personal information. Martin had been involved in an arrest that racial grievance mongers like faux black person Shaun King hyped as evidence of oppression. Pridgen and Keyes did their part for the BLM cause by leaking Martin’s body cam footage, internal discipline records, Social Security number, and home address, also endangering his pregnant wife. The assassination of five officers in nearby Dallas last year for reasons pertaining to BLM ideology provides context.

Obviously, they should have been fired. Instead they were demoted. Keyes received a 3-day suspension. Pridgen went off on “stress leave.” They set up a GoFundMe page to help them “fight for [social] justice”; it has raised over $28,000.

Now the latest:

Both have filed federal whistleblower suits over their demotions. Demoting Pridgen to sergeant had to go through Fort Worth’s Civil Service Commission. Due to a vacancy, this consists of a white guy and a black woman. Care to guess which one got the issue tabled by voting not to hear it?

Pridgen has been on sick leave since June. Yet the former Assistant Chief (who was at least busted down to Captain) is healthy enough to apply for the job of Chief of Police of Seaside, California. Presumably thanks to Affirmative Action, he is one of three finalists for the position.

Where Black Lives Matter ideology takes precedence over rule of law, social justice will replace justice. Police will be rendered too dysfunctional to guarantee a reasonable level of public safety or order. We will degenerate back toward the jungle.

Dec 11 2017

Tax Bill Could Include Bonus for Illegal Aliens

If Democrats could overcome their reflexive partisan obstructionism, they might find some things they would like in the proposed tax reform legislation:

Trump has been willing to accept almost anything to close the deal on his giant tax cut bill before Christmas, including staying mum about a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to pocket the more generous child tax credit included in the package.

Illegal immigrants have been collecting the payoff from the “refundable” tax credit for years because of an IRS interpretation of how the rule was drafted.

Refundable tax credits allow many people to owe negative taxes. That is, the IRS pays them. This is one reason the IRS exists: to redistribute wealth from some citizens to others — or to noncitizens.

Both [the House and Senate] bills neglect to require that the worker have a Social Security number to claim the credit but require only that the qualifying child have a Social Security number.

Anchor babies are lucrative assets.

Getting a tax reform package passed by the end of the year has become such an urgent priority that it hardly matters what’s in the bill, so long as it stays on schedule.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 11 2017

Mika Brzezinski Denounces Al Franken’s First Accuser

Mika Brzezinski actually has a point. As the storm of sexual misconduct allegations gathers force, inevitably false allegations will be made against innocent individuals. If we can’t tell the difference between being accused and being guilty, we are in the early stages of a witch hunt that will spiral out of control. Unfortunately, she made this point in the dumbest possible way, by attacking Leeann Tweeden while lamenting the resignation of the odious Al Franken:

“We’ve never really talked about the woman who first came out against Al Franken,” she said, before questioning the “Playboy model who goes on Hannity, voted for Trump.”

Come on, Mika. We have all seen the photo (as well as many Photoshop variations). Even Playboy models, Hannity guests, and Trump voters have a right not to be molested by creeps like Franken as they sleep.

On a tip from TCS III.

Dec 11 2017

Moonbat Sexually Harasses Robots

An enraged moonbat at Quartz at Work fumes that robots are not being programmed to “fight the patriarchy”:

I ran an experiment in which I sexually harassed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home to document how these digital personal servants—whose names and voices are already feminized—peddle stereotypes of female subservience, putting their “progressive” parent companies in a moral predicament.

Evidently not even Google is sufficiently extreme in its leftism, thus the sneer quotes around “progressive.”

Now, those findings are being cited in a petition on the social network Care2 asking Apple and Amazon to “reprogram their bots to push back against sexual harassment.”

The petition demands Apple and Amazon reprogram their artificial intelligence so as to help engineer an “equitable world.”

In reporting my February feature for Quartz, “We tested bots like Siri and Alexa to see who would stand up to sexual harassment,” I hurled all manner of sexually suggestive, sexually explicit, and sexually abusive comments to digital assistants, ranging from “you’re pretty” to “you’re a bitch” to “suck my d***.”

Responses like Alexa’s “I’m not going to respond to that” and Cortana’s “Well, that’s not going to get us anywhere” evidently do not sufficiently push back against patriarchy. This is blamed on the “notorious sexism of Silicon Valley.” (Fired Google engineer James Damore can tell you how much tolerance there is for deviation from feminist ideology in the tech industry.)

Gasps the author:

I had to repeat “you’re sexy” eight times in a row before Siri told me to “stop.”

Clearly, something must be done.

On a tip from Scott C.

Dec 11 2017

Ticket Prices Collapse as NFL Shovels Money at Commissioner Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell has been doing such a great job as NFL commissioner that the league extended his contract another 5 years. He could pull in $40 million per year. Meanwhile, this is what his refusal to demand that players refrain from theatrical displays of disrespect during the national anthem is doing to ticket sales:

[T]ickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts sold for as little as $2. (Yes, you read that right.) Even the stadium’s best seats — in the lower part of the stadium near the 50-yard-line — were selling for just $29. Tickets at that level typically sell for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

That was the ticket scene across the NFL on Sunday. Tickets for the Carolina Panthers game went for a little as $7, while fans could see the Green Bay Packers for as cheap as $12. …

Tickets to see the Dallas Cowboys later this month are going for as little as $10…

Television ad revenue is tanking.

Good thing Goodell has the NFL playing regular season games in places like London and Mexico City. Americans are getting tired of being spat on by America-hating goons with the commissioner’s approval.

But being a moonbat who panders to Black Lives Matter militants earns Goodell the approval of the liberal establishment, which is enough to keep him in the cushy position that he has milked for over $200 million since 2006, even as the NFL goes into decline on his watch.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 11 2017

Sarah Silverman’s Horrific Experience

Life has not always been easy for unfunny liberal “comedian” Sarah Silverman. She once endured a horrific experience:

“I had a boyfriend many years ago, he was my first boyfriend who had his own house, and one day I went outside to see what he was doing, and he was hoisting an American flag up the flagpole in his front yard,” Ms. Silverman said. “And I instantly felt very weird. It didn’t make sense, but I felt … scared.”

She goes on to explain that nationalism is “innately terrifying” and “an old bed buddy of racism and xenophobia,” conflating American exceptionalism with Nazism. Then she praises the patriotism of her fellow leftists in the NFL who indulge in theatrical displays of disrespect when the national anthem is performed.

Masochists are invited to sit through it:

No doubt Sarah Silverman will tell you that she loves America as much as you do, and if you doubt it, you just proved how full of bigots this lousy country is.

On tips from Steve T and Bodhisattva.

Dec 10 2017

Open Thread

I think we recognize as Americans there are certain things that are just primary to the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy here and religious freedom is one of the most important things we as Americans cherish. - Ann Romney

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