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May 24 2016

Open Thread

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Via DR. TWEET, Ph.D.

May 24 2016

NRA’s Trump Endorsement

A gun rights advocate who has not been drinking the Kool-Aid sounds off on the NRA’s misguided endorsement of Donald Trump:

Then there is this, via Western Rifle Shooters Association:

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Yeah I know, Shrillary is worse than Trump on guns — according to their recent rhetoric. But remember that Shrillary’s lies have been pulled to the left by commie kook Bernie Sanders, whereas Trump’s have been pulled to the right by GOA-endorsed Ted Cruz.

The past is the only reliable predictor of the future. In terms of how they would actually govern based on their long public histories, the two progressives would probably be indistinguishable on this issue, as on most others. That’s why people who realize Trump didn’t spring into existence last fall when he abruptly and temporarily tacked right to get the nomination call him the Orange Hillary.

On a tip from Torcer.

May 24 2016

Trans-Identification as a Solution to Racism on the Gun Range

The insanity has reached the point that we are compelled to regard people as whatever they currently choose to identify as. Maybe some good can come of it. Here trans-identification resolves what otherwise might have been an incident of racism:

On a tip from Lyle.

May 24 2016

Hillary and Dogs

Shrillary must be spending too much time around Muslims like Huma Abedin. She seems to be developing a thing about dogs. From a speech she gave this week:

“Dog trainers are paid more than child care workers. You know, look, I believe in training dogs. But, you don’t dress your dog up and send your dog to kindergarten, do you? You don’t dream of sending your dog to college, do you? You don’t worry about whether your dog is going to be exposed to dangerous influences because you can’t afford quality childcare, do you? This is crazy.”

Nothing sounds crazier than the word “crazy” barked by Shrillary. As RedState notes:

It’s of course a totally arbitrary and weird comparison. We don’t send bridges to college either, but I bet there are engineers who make more money than a daycare employee. It’s not a very well-chosen metaphor either for a pro-choice candidate to compare children and animals.

Seriously though, it’s not as if Shrillary really has anything against dogs. Sometimes she even indulges in a little pup play:

On a tip from Torcer.

May 24 2016

Man of the Crowd

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This is a problem, because when it comes to making truly momentous decisions, in the end every leader is alone and has to rely on his own character and wisdom, two words that no one would associate with Donald Trump. But at least the Great Orange One has a very good brain and has said a lot of things.

Via Mary Wright.

May 24 2016

Allowing Carbon Emissions Is Revealed to Be Unconstitutional

Maybe the Constitution is as bad as progressives say. Literally all human activity produces CO2; the more productive the activity, the more CO2 it will probably produce, which is fortunate for the plants it nourishes. However, now we learn that failing to punish the production of CO2 is unconstitutional:

The current unwillingness or inability of Congress to deal systematically with the problem of climate change threatens both the world’s climate—which nearly everyone has noticed—and the United States Constitution–which has gone virtually unnoticed.

The discredited theory that CO2 has a deleterious effect on the climate is assumed as fact, despite the failure of temperatures to rise in correlation with CO2 levels.

Here’s how the Constitution comes into it:

The longer Congress takes to form the necessary bipartisan coalition to legislate on the subject, the more tempting it becomes for people who are alarmed at the world’s problem, to look to other branches of the government to rescue the Earth.

For example, if Congress would just do what he wants, Obama wouldn’t have to weaken the Constitution by ruling by decree:

Obama’s executive action to use the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate coal-burning power plants is meeting serious opposition from the attorneys general of several states on grounds of legality and constitutionality.

Already, Peabody Energy has procured the services of Harvard Law School’s famous constitutional lawyer Lawrence Tribe to assert its interests in a federal court and thus challenge the imperial reach of our modern presidency.

There have also been tyrannical attempts to use courts to limit the amount of harmless carbon we produce.

So if you don’t want Obama and leftist courts indulging in authoritarianism, encourage Congress to rubberstamp their pernicious demands. Neither the climate nor the Constitution will thank you, but moonbats will.

As if to enlighten those who still haven’t realized that when they talk about “climate change” they are talking about socialism, author Mark E. Neely Jr. makes a disclosure:

I am a member of the State College chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, which works ceaselessly and patiently for legislation in Congress to put a reasonable fee on the production of carbon at the source and to pass along to the American People, in equal shares for every person, the revenues thus derived.

He wants Congress to impose this repressive form of collectivist egalitarianism in the name of the Constitution.

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Answer: Because heavy-handed regulation is not a means but an end.

On a tip from heckrules.

May 24 2016

The Dark Side of Zakia Belkhiri, Useful Idiot Islamophile Icon

Moonbats sure love Zakia Belkhiri, thanks to a selfie they regard as iconic.

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From NewsBusters:

Vice, The Huffington Post, Vox, BuzzFeed, and numerous other left-wing sites were so ready to proclaim her as a beacon of hope, claiming her ‘peace selfie’ in-front of a group of anti-Muslim protestors as a true representation of the Muslim faith.

The selfie-taker, 22-year-old Zakia Belkhiri, told BuzzFeed News that her motive for taking the pictures was to show that “we can live together, not [just] next to each other, but with each other”.

The hearts of those who revere Ms. Belkhiri must swell with self-righteousness. The selfie, taken against a backdrop of people protesting refugee policies that are allowing Islamic colonists to displace the European population, is indisputable evidence that the 28,000+ lethal Muslim terror attacks just since 9/11 are a fluke. We can see with our own eyes that Islam is the Religion of Peace, just like they say on TV.

Oh wait…

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Never mind.

On a tip from TCS III.

May 24 2016

Government Activity Summed Up in a Photo

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Futile, wasteful, counterproductive, and all for show. The drowning of the young fir being watered in the rain by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (President of Turkmenistan) and Alexander Lukashenko (President of Belarus) at the Alley of Honored Guests near the Palace of Independence in Minsk is emblematic not so much of friendship between these nations, as of government activity in general.

Via Zero Hedge, on a tip from R F.

May 24 2016

Grown Men Who Present Themselves as Dogs

Now that political correctness has overruled biological reality, men can be women. It stands to reason that they can also be dogs:

Around 10,000 people follow the pet play craze in the UK, according to Channel 4’s Secret Life of the Human Pups, which explores the phenomenon.

A 28-year-old Oxford graduate named Kye says that it is “a form of escapism.” Kye must have majored in psychology.

The programme also features the sad story of Tom, 32, a theatre technician from Tring, Hertforshire, who split up with his fiancee Rachel because of his yearning to dress up as a Dalmatian.

He says: ‘You disappear and start chasing puppy toys. You go so deep into the head space, you crave it and want it. It’s just magic.’

‘I didn’t understand it. I didn’t want to understand it,’ says Rachel, who remains friends with Tom.

To understand would probably shatter a sane person’s mind.

Tom has spent more than £4,000 over the past 10 years on his canine habit and he shows off his rubber costume, complete with breathing tube, but admits: ‘It is quite awkward to put on, you need a lot of talc.’

So intense is Tom’s craving that he has taken to sleeping in a dog training crate, lined with puppy training pads in case he has to answer the call of nature.

As with transsexuals, there is an entire subculture of these people:

Tom – or Spot, as he likes to be known – was crowned Mr Puppy UK in November – pipping Minty and Oakleigh – and is filmed travelling to the finals of Mr Puppy Euro in Belgium.

In addition to pup play, Spot is also into BDSM. He must get his money’s worth when he buys leashes.

Recalling his ruined relationship, Tom/Spot has a brief moment of lucidity:

‘A tiny bit of me regrets being a puppy because I lost what I had.’

But no doubt seeing a squirrel to chase is enough to make him forget all about it.

Although bizarre sex may occur in the context of pup play, it is not the same thing as the furry fetish.

Furries are people who dress up in animal costumes and take on the persona of that animal.

Occasionally they engage in full-on sex in costume but more common is the bizarre practice of ‘yiffing’, a form of dry-humping.

Earlier this month nearly 3,000 people attended the annual Biggest Little Fur Con convention in Reno, Nevada, including around 700 people in fursuits.

So far Obama has not issued any authoritarian decrees regarding bathroom accommodations for furries and people who pretend they are dogs.

As sanity frays, dignity falls into disrepute, and theatrical self-indulgence reigns supreme, it couldn’t be more obvious that what is left of Western Civilization is going to the dogs.

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Tom/Spot and Rachel: a romance ruined by moonbattery.

On tips from Steve A and Steve T.

May 24 2016

Probably Not Voting for Bernie

These people seem to be too aware to be Sanders supporters:

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On a tip from Torcer.

May 24 2016

Naked Moonbats Wrapped in Plastic

PETA kooks make such utter fools of themselves in their desperate need for attention, it would be cruel not to give them a little — in the form of derisive laughter, of course:

Naked animal rights activists have covered themselves in blood and wrapped themselves in giant meat packaging in the middle of Barcelona.

The Spanish branch of animal rights organisation AnimaNaturalis staged the protest on Sunday, on Barcelona’s Sant Jaume plaza.

Activists protested completely naked in the busy plaza, lying on large Styrofoam trays, covered in fake blood and wrapped in transparent plastic – similarly to how meat is often packaged in supermarkets.

The purpose of course was to make us feel guilty about consuming a normal human diet.

Barcelona has already officially declared itself a “veggie friendly” city, but that’s not good enough for the moonbats. Among their demands:

The organisation would like the government to commit at least one day to campaigning for a diet free of animal products.

Click here for explicit NSFW video of the naked moonbats having themselves wrapped in plastic.

Hopefully these dopes don’t suffocate themselves before they have a chance to outgrow their juvenile antihuman ideology.

On a tip from J.

May 24 2016

What They Sell Out When They Sell Out to Trump

Even in the world of politics, it is hard to find people less worthy of respect that those who understand what Trump is but sell out to him anyway:

RICK PERRY, JULY 22, 2015: “Let no one be mistaken — Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded. […] I will not go quiet when this cancer on conservatism threatens to metastasize into a movement of mean-spirited politics that will send the Republican party to the same place it sent the Whig Party in 1854: the graveyard.”

RICK PERRY, MAY 5, 2016: “He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is he loves his country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them. . . . I believe in the process, and the process has said Donald Trump will be our nominee and I’m going to support him and help him and do what I can.”

First he acknowledges Trumpism as a cancer, then he proclaims his intention to help that cancer metastasize.

Not to single out Rick Perry…

Perry is far from alone in his hypocrisy. […T]he Republican aristocracy is for the most part bending its knee to the new king, proving that much of the “establishment” is exactly as craven as Trump always claimed.

Already the long knives are out for those who won’t sell out their conservative principles and knuckle under to Trump.

The litmus test in the new Republican party boils down to loyalty, not to a principle or conviction, but to a man: Trump.

It’s a cult of personality, pure and simple. One cannot even agree with Trump on his “policies,” because that is like committing to the blob in a lava lamp. …

The GOP platform can now be written on a bumper sticker: “In Trump We Trust.”

There is a word for a hyper-nationalist, authoritarian political system organized around a fetishized strongman who ignores rule of law in order to “get things done”: fascism. The word has been overused as a pejorative for decades, but here it literally applies. Trump may be a liberal Democrat by inclination, but he is running as a fascist.

Trump made this explicit during the debates, when he declared that he would force agents of the US government to torture and murder in violation of the law:

No American president would talk this way. Trump isn’t running for president; he is running for dictator. To support him is to support rejecting our mode of government in favor of the one we defeated in WWII.

Establishment apparatchiks are wrong to demand that we vote for Trump out of party loyalty. Party loyalty calls for defending the GOP from those who are hijacking it for their own malevolent purposes, not siding with them after they strong-arm their way into the cockpit. Americans should have higher loyalties than to a party anyway.

If Trump is elected after promising to violate the law, to torture, to murder, and to suppress political dissent, he will have a mandate to do so. Even if he never acts on that mandate, this will never again be the same country once the mandate has been granted.

Once Trump has been licensed to rule as an autocrat, other autocrats will follow. Restraints on tyranny are easy to discard but very difficult to reinstitute.

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On tips from Torcer.

May 23 2016

Open Thread

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Passed along by Smokey.

May 23 2016

New York Times Reports on “Boy” Who Has Periods

As part of the larger War on Sanity, the campaign to convince us that men can have periods despite not having uteruses is advanced through both the advertising industry and the mainstream media. The New York Times tells the tale of a high school student named Autumn Jackson:

He was in sixth grade when he realized he was meant to be a boy, he said, and came out to the school last year in ninth grade, sending emails to teachers. When he entered Green Mountain in seventh grade, “I was using the female bathroom because, I really don’t know, I was still kind of back and forth about my identity,” Mr. Jackson said. “This year is the year I started using the men’s bathroom, because I already felt like way more comfortable in who I was.”

There were practical issues. When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons. But he had started feeling like an intruder in the girls’ bathroom, and the single bathrooms were so far out of the way it was hard to get to class on time.

“Mr. Jackson” is of course a girl. That’s why she has periods, unlike boys.

The editorial board of the New York Times should join Autumn in a mental institution until they learn to distinguish their grotesque fantasy world from objective reality. But under rule by moonbats, the sane people are more likely to be incarcerated.

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Autumn Jackson in front of our new national flag.

On a tip from Wilberforce. Hat tip: Downtrend.

May 23 2016

Moonbat Marries Tree

If a man can marry a man, why can’t a man marry a tree?

This May environmental activist Richard Torres married Mexico’s famous 1,000-year-old Arbol del Tule, or Tule Tree, in an Inca ceremony full of smoke and reverence for Pachamama — the mother earth goddess.

People in Oaxaca, Mexico were surprised to find Torres all dolled up, hugging and kissing the tree. It is unclear, at this point, if Torres is experiencing species dysphoria. If he is we should presumably applaud his brave attempts to be close to a tree and be his true self. If not, there are some uncomfortable questions to ask. For instance, is this marriage legal? Has the tree given consent, or is Torres committing sexual assault by slobbering over it? If the tree produces seedlings, can Torres sue its promiscuous heart, since presumably Torres was not able to consummate the marriage?

Not that I’m judging Torres. Heaven forbid! That would be microaggressive, hurtful, and sexist — oh, and speciest too, I suppose. Will the Tule tree be allowed to divorce, or is it forever trapped by our patriarchal rules that privilege males like Torres?

All this will be sorted out in court when plants are allowed to bring lawsuits over violations of their rights, as advocated by Obama’s former regulatory czar Cass Sunstein and science czar John Holdren.

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Squirrels living in knotholes could be in for a surprise during the honeymoon.

On a tip from J.

May 23 2016

Moonbats Running Target Blame Weather for Sinking Sales

If you are going to boycott just one company for trying to shove moonbattery down customers’ throats, make it Target:

First they ban guns within their stores because “safety.”

Then they began allowing men into women’s restrooms because “equality.”

Then they are currently suing a guy who stopped another guy from stabbing a girl to death because…well, because they’re dumb.

Also, Target has taken a stand against Salvation Army bell-ringers. It has aggressively promoted not only homosexuality, but homosexual adoption, as well as the cult of communist executioner Che Guevara.

As the depth and breadth of Target’s moonbattery becomes public knowledge, decent people are naturally refusing to shop there, if only because the store is unsafe…

Especially to women who can’t carry a gun into the restroom a man just followed them into, and no one can save her should something happen because Target might sue the rescuer.

Over 1,262,000 people have signed a petition swearing off Target. Its stock is tanking.

Meanwhile, Target attributes declining sales to the weather:

Despite weakness in the first half of the year, Target said it still considers its full-year earnings forecast “achievable.” [CEO Brian] Cornell said the spending slowdown at the start of the year was the result of consumer caution and unusually cold and wet weather in certain regions.

“It’s been a very wet and cold start to the year and it’s reflected in our sales,” he said. “We haven’t seen anything from a structural standpoint that gives us pause.”

Given Target’s devotion to progressive ideology, I’m surprised Cornell didn’t link this to carbon emissions.

Sounds like Target will not be letting up on the moonbattery. Customers should not let up on the boycott.

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On a tip from Torcer.

May 23 2016

Sabo Defends #NeverTrump With Latest Poster

There have been many sellouts, but information warfare streetfighter Sabo is not one of them. His latest production is a parody boxing promo poster that pits principled #NeverTrump leader Ben Shapiro against flamboyantly homosexual alt-right stormtrumper Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart.

“Anyone who knows anything about me knows I’ve been fighting the establishment for years, and the thought that I’m somehow on their side because I don’t support a New York, Democrat, game show host is ridiculous,” Sabo told The Daily Wire. “My focus has been to teach Republicans how to fight like Democrats, not to have a nominee who fights like a Democrat who actually is one! Trumpkins need to realize that there are very real Republicans who demand change just as much as they do, but we need a constitutionalist at the helm to do it.”

His poster sums up the ongoing civil war nicely:

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May 23 2016

ABC’s Sunny Hostin: Apart From Benghazi, What Makes Shrillary So Untrustworthy?

Year after year, ABC’s The View continues to limp onward. Viewers must come for the laughs. You can’t say the cohostesses don’t have a sense of humor:

On Friday’s The View on ABC, during a discussion of trust issues surrounding presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, co-host Sunny Hostin cluelessly wondered “what makes Hillary so untrustworthy” as co-host Paula Faris asserted that both candidates are “untrustworthy.”

Hostin then demanded to know, “Why is she untrustworthy? How many lies has she told?” and, when co-host and FNC contributor Jedediah Bila began recalling Benghazi, Hostin deflected by demanding to know what else other than Benghazi.

On the off chance that Sunny is on the level, and Benghazi isn’t enough for her, maybe this video of Shrillary telling lies for 13 minutes straight will help:

On tips from TCS III.

May 23 2016

Security Guard Arrested for Escorting Male Pervert Out of Women’s Bathroom

The bathroom wars continue to escalate. Sane people are getting arrested for attempting to defend civilized norms:

A female security guard has been arrested and faces being charged with a potential hate crime for removing a biological male from a women’s restroom in the nation’s capital.

The unnamed guard asked the transgender man to leave a women’s bathroom in a Giant store near the intersection of H and Third St. NE in Washington, D.C., around noon on Monday.

When the 32-year-old man, who goes by the name Ebony Belcher, refused to leave, the guard escorted him out of the store.

Belcher did not go quietly.

The altercation allegedly turned physical, and the two were “getting into it and throwing stuff,” eyewitness Tony Pixley told WJLA-TV. “They went back and forth.”

After being expelled, Belcher contacted a “longtime transgender activist,” according to local NBC-4, a man who identifies as a female and goes by the name Earline Budd. Budd told Belcher to call the police.

The female guard was arrested for allegedly committing assault. The police report lists it as a potential hate crime, and the city’s office of LGBT affairs is watching the case, NBC-4 reports.

The larger controversy is absurd, yet it is a hill worth dying on. Aggressively promoting when not actually imposing degeneracy and perversion is only a means toward an end. When that end has been achieved, American society will implode. Cultural Marxism has never been more obviously corrosive.

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Mr. Belcher is likely to go as Michelle Obama this Halloween.

On a tip from Gary.

May 23 2016

The False Choice

Again and again the Stormtrumpers whack you over the head with the same rhetorical club: “If you don’t vote for Trump you are voting for Hillary.” This is nonsense. As RedState notes,

That is like saying either buy the Chevrolet or you’re buying a Dodge.

It is as if they believe that by hijacking a party, they automatically acquire the right to demand obedience from those who supported that party back when it stood for the diametric opposite of Trumpism.

Conservatives believe in limited government, individual liberty/responsibility, property rights, free trade, moral decency, a strong international presence, and preservation of the Constitution — none of which would escape being seriously undermined by Trump. If you value these principles, no one can make you vote against them.

There are other options. If big spending, authoritarian moonbat Gary Johnson takes the Libertarian Party out of play, vote for the Constitution Party, or don’t vote at all. Writing in Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho would be more constructive than voting for either of the progressive statist candidates.

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A far better choice than Trump/Hillary.

On tips from Torcer and Occam’s Stubble.

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