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Dec 10 2016

Open Thread

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Via Grouchy Old Cripple, on a tip from TED.

Dec 10 2016

Microsoft Ad Sells Sexual Perversion, Islam, Black Lives Matter, Teenage Transgender Depravity, and Welfare Colonization by the Third World but Not Software

No way is this intended to sell software. Ham-fistedly ramming political correctness down people’s throats alienates at least half of the public. Increasingly, the point of advertising is not to market products but to impose leftist ideology by creating an illusion of consensus. Unless you voted for Shrillary or Jill Stein with enthusiasm, this treacly excursion into moonbattery is hardly likely to make you buy anything from Microsoft that you wouldn’t have bought anyway:

Boycotts are no use; the moonbattery is too ubiquitous. There has to be a better way to push back against cultural Marxism. Step 1 is to never let them dupe you into thinking you are the only one who isn’t a moonbat.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 10 2016

Lying Brian Williams Denounces Fake News

You would think that even MSNBC could find someone more appropriate than disgraced compulsive liar Brian Williams to gripe about fake news:

On tips from Torcer and J.

Dec 10 2016

Geert Wilders Responds to Conviction for Thoughtcrime

Geert Wilders has been found guilty of “discrimination.” Specifically, this was his crime:

In March 2014, Wilders sparked outrage at a rally in The Hague after asking supporters whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands.

The crowd chanted: “Fewer! Fewer!” Wilders responded, “We’re going to organize that.”

As for the punishment,

The court imposed no punishment on Wilders, saying the conviction was punishment enough. The prosecution wanted to impose a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,288).

Let’s see if being branded a criminal will intimidate Wilders into cowed silence:

Looks like next time they will have to throw him jail. But that won’t work either. If Dutch people wanted to live in the Middle East, they would move there. The elites trying to impose it on them are sitting on a powder keg.

General elections will be held in the Netherlands next March 15. Wilders’ Party for Freedom is leading in the polls.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Dec 10 2016

South Africa Accelerates on Road to Zimbabwe

Don’t look now, Zimbabwe, but South Africa is catching up to you fast in the race to replace the last vestiges of colonialism with social justice:

With food prices becoming increasingly onerous for many if not most South Africans, the latest report on farm murders by the Transvaal Agricultural Union and AfriForum makes for disturbing reading – although there are a few positive trends being noted. According to a 2015 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) study 95 percent of the country’s formal sector food is produced by just 3% of the country’s farmers and the government’s antipathy to white farmers and its proposed policies are driving an increasing number of them to leave the country. Thousands of farms are up for sale. Vast swathes of once productive farm land now lie fallow as a result of the ANC’s failed land reform policies and Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti candidly acknowledges that the billions of rands spent in the past two decades have reduced food security because 90% of the farms re-distributed to black farmers are no longer productive.

Anyone familiar with what happened to neighboring Zimbabwe, the former Breadbasket of Africa become economic basket case, will get déjà vu from what is going on in South Africa now:

Since the beginning of the year 70 people have been murdered in 345 farm attacks and those attacks are becoming ever more sophisticated, military-style raids. …

The Transvaal Agricultural Union has tracked farm murders since 1990 and, during this time, 1848 people have been murdered in farm attacks. According to TAU statistics this number included 1187 farmers, 490 members of their families, 147 farm employees and 24 visitors to these farms who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. …

[Assistant general manager of the TAU Chris van] Zyl said he was troubled by his perception that the SAPS [South African Police Service] crime intelligence unit played no significant role in curbing farm attacks.

What was also troubling, he said, was that the poisoning of stock and threats of illegal farm occupations were increasing.

Western Civilization has flourished in South Africa since the Dutch established a settlement at what is now Cape Town in 1652. That is ending now. First came moonbattery. Next comes this:

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On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 09 2016

Open Thread

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Via Bookworm Room.

Dec 09 2016

Student Threatened for Recording Teacher Who Called Trump’s Election an “Act of Terror”

Sure, it’s irritating to pay good money for a college education and instead be subjected to unhinged political rants. Sure, Orange Coast College “human sexuality teacher” Olga Perez Stable Cox did go completely off the rails when she denounced Trump voters to her students and proclaimed his election to be “an act of terrorism.” Sure, she was caught in the act of ramming her belligerent views down the throats of intimidated students when one of them recorded her with his phone. But isn’t it going a little too far to talk about legal action?

Wait a minute. It isn’t Ms. Perez Unstable Cox who is in trouble. It’s the student who recorded her:

“At this point it’s not even education anymore, its indoctrination,” said Josh Recalde-Martinez, a member of the school’s Young Republicans Club. …

Recalde-Martinez posted the teacher’s rant on his Facebook page. …

Thursday night, the professor’s union posted a warning on its page. It condemned the student who recorded the video saying, “This is an illegal recording without the permission of the instructor. The student will be identified and may be facing legal action.”

“They wanted it to be known so that maybe we would get scared and take down the video. But to the union I want to say we are not gonna be doing that,” said Recalde-Martinez.

Fortunately, he has a lawyer. Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel has volunteered to represent him.

“Every student knows it. If you stand up to your professor, 90 percent of the time the professor’s going to punish you,” said Steel.

Hats off to students who push back anyway.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Artfldgr.

Dec 09 2016

Historic Swedish Cathedral Used as a Latrine

Here's some surprising news: they still have churches in Sweden, even after the country succumbed first to moonbattery and subsequently to massive hordes of Islamic welfare colonists. But services aren't what they used to be. Holy Trinity Church in Kristianstad (Christian City, named after founder King Christian IV of Denmark) is a case in point. Please excuse the Google translation of Kristianstadsbladet's Swedish:

It is the Assembly's administrative manager Bengt Alvland which listed the various incidents. He is concerned about the development he has seen in recent years, where disruptive people more and more influence both church staff and visitors.

The events in recent years have become increasingly serious. During the ordinances of the Church so people can yell loudly and smashing liquor bottles on the floor. It happens that they both pee and poop in the church and outside. It has been climbed on the organ facade and reredos and they try to steal church silver. It has also happened that someone tried to take children from the priest or mother at the ongoing baptism, according Alvlands list.

It is found empty liquor bottles and used, bloody needles on the floor under the pews. Organs must be kept locked to the disturbing visitors do not play on them.

In addition, it has happened that people sat and masturbated in the pews.

The church was built in the early 17th century, and is “considered by many to be Scandinavia's finest Renaissance church.” The ornately carved benches that savages have been defecating and masturbating on go back to the original construction 4 centuries ago.

Heightened security at the train station across the street is blamed for forcing those who hang out there to look for more welcoming venues, such as the church. Readers are left to figure out for themselves why Swedish train stations have been spawning so many sociopathic hooligans lately.

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Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan: Unlikely to see another century.

On a tip from Sean C.

Dec 09 2016

South Africa Passes Students Who Score as Low as 20% in Math

Likely due to Common Core lunacy, American math scores have been plummeting. Fortunately, educrats in Third-Worldized South Africa have found a solution:

A circular sent out by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) states that learners in Grade 7, 8 or 9 who did not achieve 40% in maths, should have their maths marks “condoned” (accepted) if they achieve 20% or above.

This means these learners will be promoted to the next grade, even though they would have normally failed maths and had to repeat their current grade. Grade 9 learners who pass this way will be not be allowed to take maths in grade 10; they must instead do maths literacy.

“We are setting these children up for failure,” a primary school teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told GroundUp. “Now we are sending children to the next grade, who didn’t fully grasp the grade they were coming from.”

Critics miss the point. Failure is a relative concept. The important thing is to enhance students’ self-esteem by moving them along to the next grade. This can be accomplished by lowering standards as necessary, until we have no standards at all. At that point, equality will have been achieved.

In the meantime, remember that since reason itself is a “white male Euro-Christian construction,” so is math, so the world will be less racist without it.

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South African college students. What did they need to take math for anyway?

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 09 2016

Only a Quarter of Americans Believe in Global Warming Consensus

We are approaching a consensus on global warming. That consensus is that progressives are lying to us about there being a consensus:

The study which concluded there’s 97% consensus of climate scientists believing the man-made global warming hypothesis is simply bogus. It’s laden with faulty research. Thankfully the American Public isn’t buying the 97% nonsense, according to a Pew study released earlier this week.

Any objective examination of the methodology of the study will conclude that the 97% consensus figure has no basis in fact. But sadly the present federal government, as well as liberals all across this nation believe the study and do not allow any discussion despite the fact that global temperatures have been virtually flat for about 18 years, according to satellite data, and peer-reviewed literature is now scaling back predictions of future warming.

Despite the ongoing propaganda, only 27% of Americans believe that almost all climate scientists are agreed that human activity is mostly responsible for climate change. People aren’t as gullible as they sometimes seem.

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Minus the asterisk, Newsreek would have gotten this one right.

On a tip from Torcer.

Dec 09 2016

Legal Website Editor Calls for Jury Nullification to Let Off Any Criminal Who Victimizes White Men

The Black Lives Matter lunacy continues to escalate, pounding away at the rule of law. Now we have an editor at a legal website calling on black jurors to automatically acquit any criminal who victimizes whites or insitutions associated with whites:

On Above The Law, African-American editor Elie Mystal called for “jury nullification” by blacks when on juries in trials that focus on white victims.

There is legal precedent. Remember O.J.? He brutally murdered two people, left proof that he did it all over the place, and walked free on the grounds that he is black while his victims Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were white. Being oppressed has its benefits.

Mystal was given a law degree by Harvard University. But they could not give him a sense of justice or decency. He barks that whenever the victim is a white male, juries should acquit no matter the crime.

“Black people lucky enough to get on a jury could use that power to acquit any person charged with a crime against white men and white male institutions. It’s not about the race of the defendant, but if the alleged victim is a white guy, or his bank, or his position, or his authority: we could acquit. Assault? Acquit. Burglary? Acquit. Insider trading? Acquit.

“Murder? What the hell do you think is happening to black people out here? What the hell do you think we’re complaining about when your cops shoot us or choke us? Acquit.”

To the irresponsible demagogues who hold such powerful sway among blacks and liberals, there is no moral difference between a police officer having to resort to lethal force against a criminal lowlife in order to save his own life on one hand, and a criminal lowlife murdering an innocent person on the other. All that matters is the race of those involved. Equality before the law is for racist crackers.

If this catches on, America will have to choose between excluding blacks from juries, abandoning the constitutional right to a jury trial, or accepting that a crime is not a crime if it is committed against whites.

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Whites would be below the law.

On a tip from Rob E.

Dec 09 2016

Southern Poverty Law Center Characterizes Muslim and Black Supremacist Killers as Right Wing

The problem the Southern Poverty Law Center faced is that there is plenty of terror in this country, but it is almost invariably committed by members of favored groups that the SPLC fawns over, to advance ideologies with which the SPLC sympathizes. The solution was simple. Just categorize Islamic and black supremacist violence as “right wing”:

The SPLC maintains a list called “Terror from the Right,” which according to them is “a synopsis of radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.”

The list would be short if they didn’t apply a little creativity. Their definition of “The Right” was stretched beyond the breaking point to include Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, Micah Xavier Johnson, and Gavin Eugene Long.

Mateen killed 50 at an Orlando night club on behalf of the Islamic State. His fellow jihadist Abdullah was an imam who died in a shootout with the FBI.

Johnson was a black supremacist who killed five Dallas police officers while deranged by the sort of propaganda that is peddled by Black Lives Matter and the SPLC. Long, who killed three cops in Baton Rouge, was a former member of Nation of Islam. Both appear to have been motivated by hatred of white people.

Surprisingly, Floyd Corkins Jr., who planned to murder people at the offices of the Family Research Center and rub Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces on behalf of militant sexual depravity, does not seem to have made the list of right-wing terrorists.

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Micah X. Johnson, SPLC’s idea of a right-wing terrorist.

On a tip from Torcer.

Dec 08 2016

Open Thread

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Compliments of J.

Dec 08 2016

British-Themed Shop Denounced as Racist

Patriotism is thoughtcrime. Chris Ostwald should have realized that he was asking for trouble by opening a shop in London called Really British:

He told local newspaper the Ham&High: “The shop is in no way meant to be ‘political’ or ‘pro Brexit’, but we have had a lot of complaints saying it is or we are ‘racist!’” …

The shop, which sells items such as Union Jack tea towels, models of the Queen and traditional British condiments, has proven to be surprisingly controversial among local residents.

The name of the shop is said to be “divisive.” People frequently stop in to complain. One woman proclaimed that the word “British” should be banned altogether. Another complained on Facebook that calling the store “‘Really British’ makes me feel you’re implying that other local businesses in the area are therefore somehow ‘not really British.’”

If he wants to stay in business, Ostwald ought to change the name to Down With Britain. Moonbats would love it.

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Some of the racist products for sale.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 08 2016

Sitcom Rebels Against Microaggressions

The worm is turning. Even network sitcoms have begun to rebel against our senseless repression under political correctness. On ABC’s Last Man Standing, Tim Allen’s character Mike Baxter is preparing a speech that he has been invited to deliver at his daughter’s graduation when he becomes ensnared in microaggressions:

Acknowledging America as a land of opportunity really is officially regarded as thoughtcrime, according to the massive University of California system, as is saying that anyone can succeed if they work hard.

Later, Baxter is ready to present the speech to his wife:

Since Baxter is obviously unfit to give speeches at a business school, he ends up getting replaced by an immigrant from Pakistan.

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ.

Dec 08 2016

Common Core Performance Evaluation: American Math Scores Plummet

Let’s check in to see how well Common Core is working:

New test results place American high schoolers well below their global contemporaries in mathematical literacy. The Program for International Assessment 2015 scores, released Tuesday, confirm a downward trend that appears to track the rocky implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

PISA tests how well fifteen-year-olds stack up against their global contemporaries. In math American teens rank 20 points lower than the international average—and 12 points lower than their own 2012 average.

New math flakiness is creating a generation of mathematical illiterates who know how many Odwalla bottles they have to recycle to rescue a polar bear, but do not know their way around a multiplication table, preparing them to study Liberal Indoctrination in college rather than more demanding STEM-related fields.

In other words, Common Core is working fine — so long as the objective is to create a population of useless moonbats.

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Hat tip: New Americana.

Dec 08 2016

Republicans Reject Conservative Economics

Only recently, the Republican Party was the home of conservatism. But Republicans seem to have abandoned that for a very different ideology:

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This poll comes in the aftermath of the Carrier deal, which was a big win for Trump politically, but a disaster for conservativism, as it represents strong-arm government intervention in private concerns and a repudiation of an independent business sector.

From commentary by Steve Berman:

Something is wrong with calling the GOP “conservative” when more Democrats recognize the undesirability of the executive branch singling out companies to negotiate deals on behalf of workers. (Of course, many Democrats love unions and have no problem with public sector unions calling the shots, or having Congress pass onerous laws that predetermine outcome-based winners and losers based on social goals, but that’s a different horse to slaughter.)

Corporate cronyism (I won’t call it “crony capitalism,” because it’s not capitalism at all) is bad policy, unless you think it’s okay for companies to worm their way into the White House to make the best deal for the CEO or shareholders, directly negotiated with the CEO of America, Inc., while workers, consumers, and other stakeholders lose market power. Ask any Comcast customer how they like the cable franchise system. Or ask Aereo how they like losing in the Supreme Court against Big TV. …

It’s downright dangerous for Republicans and conservatives to give Trump a mandate to bribe, browbeat, threaten and otherwise manipulate companies into doing his bidding. At best, it’s corporate cronyism run amuck. At worst, it’s the seeds of actual Fascism, where corporate resources are folded into a government political plan for production.

If you don’t like the word “fascism,” replace it with corporatism, mercantilism, or national socialism. Whatever you call it, the iron fist of Big Government does not bestow the same blessings as the invisible hand of economic freedom, and it is not conservative.

On tips from Varla and Torcer.

Dec 08 2016

Whiteness Forum at Cal State San Marcos

The ever-increasing government footprint in higher education means that taxpayers end up financing ever more moonbattery like the Whiteness Forum hosted at Cal State San Marcos last Thursday:

A “white beauty standard” display stated “we are studying the white hegemonic ideals of the beauty industry.” Another asked “who does whiteness say that you are,” noting “whiteness studies” is defined as “the study of the system of white dominion in our society with a focus on ideologies of white supremacy as collective, rather than white individuals.”

For some reason, they never study the Chinese dominion of society in China. As recently as 1990, the U.S. population was over 80% white; even after importing non-whites from the Third World on a massive scale for an entire generation, about three in four Americans is a hated white.

A “Make America White Again” display included an image of Donald Trump’s baseball hat and argued his campaign has led to a wave of hate crimes.

It sure has. Whether any of them are not hoaxes is unclear.

Another symptom of whiteness is rule of law:

A “Whiteness in the Court” project explained “the law is a tool used by dominant groups, those that have the social, political and economic power, to represent their interests and reflect their values to maintain their privileged position over subordinate groups.”

Lifting crappy neighborhoods out of poverty by renovating or starting businesses in them is also a form of white oppression, as is transporting oil to provide energy needs, to judge from displays entitled “Gentrification Is the New Colonialism” and “Stand Up for Standing Rock.”

“Students learn best when they actually do something as opposed to just hear something,” said Professor Dreama Moon, who teaches the communications class called “Communicating Whiteness.” Every year for the last 13 years, students have created projects to pull together the forum as part of the class, she said.

For 13 years she has been passing off this hate whitey arts & crafts B.S. as somehow relevant to a college education. That should not be possible.

But then, the purpose isn’t education. It is to “help eradicate” white supremacy/whiteness, a scourge so out of control that it has infected even sacred Persons of Color, according to the syllabus:

“Remember that no one, regardless of color, escapes whiteness altogether. Many of the values and privileges of whiteness are built into academic discourse, law, education, and other social systems. Whiteness is even deeply connected to the identity formation of U.S. people of color as well as white folks,” states the syllabus, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.

An example might be the use of soap, electricity, refrigeration, indoor plumbing, the Internet, cars, air travel, et cetera. Since most benefits of modern life were invented by whites, making use of them would presumably make someone of any race complicit in the abomination that is European Civilization.

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Professor Dreama Moonbat at a sick shrine to moonbattery.

On tips from Rob E and Everyday President.

Dec 08 2016

Great Pick: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to Head the EPA

Excellent news. Trump’s tête-à-tête with Al Gore Monday apparently sent him in the opposite direction:

Trump reportedly has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt is known for waging legal battles against the EPA over its climate change agenda, suggesting that Trump could intend to make good on his promise to “get rid of [the agency] in almost every form.”

Pruitt, a Republican, led the charge in the states’ fight against what he considers an overreach by the EPA on issues including the Clean Power Plan, which aims to combat global warming; the Waters of the United States rule, which aims to protect wetlands and waterways; and the Renewable Fuel Standard, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Protecting wetlands and waterways can mean seizing your property because there is a puddle in your driveway. This must end, and Pruitt is the man to end it.

As for the whole concept of greenhouse gas emissions causing problematic global warming, Pruitt begs to differ from The Goracle, saying that the debate is “far from settled.”

Enviroleftists are reacting as if the sky had begun to cave in on their heads, a sure sign than we are on the right track toward weakening the tyranny they have surreptitiously imposed through the radicalized, unaccountable, and alarmingly powerful EPA.

In sharp contrast, Marc Morano of Climate Depot is ecstatic:

President-Elect Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt is a breath of fresh air. No longer do we have to suffer under President Obama’s ridiculous EPA ‘climate’ regulations. It is also refreshing that a Republican President is not throwing the EPA over to the green activists and the media by appointing a weak administrator. Christine Todd Whitman he is not! …

Climate sanity has been restored to the U.S. EPA. No longer do we have to hear otherwise intelligent people in charge in DC blather on about how EPA regulations are necessary to control the Earth’s temperature or storminess.

It could be that the EPA has reached peak tyranny and will now begin to fade away. Let’s hope it is not too late to save the coal industry.

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Pruitt will call a halt to the moonbattery.

On tips from Stormfax and JusttheTipHQ.

Dec 08 2016

Obama Congratulates Himself on Terror Attacks

Obama isn’t gone yet and already the rewrite has begun:

Maybe this is lawyerly parsing of the truth — or maybe it is a flat out lie. If a foreign terrorist organization like ISIS instructs self-radicalized lone wolves to kill random people by any means that come to hand to please Allah, and innocent blood is spilled from one end of the country to another as a result, how is that not a successfully planned and executed attack on the homeland?

Ian Tuttle responds to the self-congratulatory tweet:

On tips from Byron and Torcer.

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