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Aug 30 2016

Rick Perry to Appear With Vanilla Ice on Dancing With the Stars

Once Rick Perry appeared to be a strong presidential candidate, having served as Governor of Texas during a period of economic strength that contrasted sharply with the rest of the country. But he has done three things since to render himself ridiculous.

First, he proclaimed of those who don’t want to be forced to subsidize tuition for illegal aliens, “I don’t think you have a heart.”

Second, he jumped aboard the Trump Train in the vain hope of being picked for VP, despite having accurately summarized Trump’s candidacy as a “toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.”

Third… I can’t remember the third thing.

Oh yeah — he agreed to this:

Former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry (R) will appear on the next season of the reality competition show “Dancing With the Stars,” Entertainment Tonight reported Monday.

Perry will join the 23rd season of the ABC show, along with rapper Vanilla Ice.

Hard as it is to believe, significant political figures once conducted themselves with dignity.

But then, given that he has not played a prominent role in the Trump fiasco, which will be over soon anyway, maybe Perry isn’t a significant figure anymore. Nothing plasters the word “OVER” across the ruins of a career like an appearance on Dancing With the Has-Beens.

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Perry does the Funky Trump Flunky.

On a tip from Byron.

Aug 30 2016

New Mexico High School Kids Dissected Aborted Babies’ Brains

We may have a lead on what happened to some of the babies’ brains Planned Parenthood has been peddling:

Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, was questioned by Marcie May after a UNM meeting where the disposition of human fetal remains was apparently discussed.

“Can I ask you to repeat what you said before about the workshop with UNM fetal remains with high school students?” May is heard asking during the brief video clip released by the New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAL) on Youtube.com.

“Yes, we had a faculty member who obtained some tissue, and during one of these summer workshops, uh, dissected I think one or two fetal brains,” Dr. Roth replied.

Roth refused to mention the source of the fetal brains or exactly how they were procured.

The video:

Babies are killed in the womb, and high school kids carve up their brains at summer science camp. Once this would have caused the nation to convulse in horror. But at a time when both major party presidential candidates heap praise on Planned Parenthood even in the aftermath of revelations that it traffics in body parts harvested from the children it kills, no noticeable response can be expected.

Where does the slippery slope take us from here?

On a tip from Blackjack11.

Aug 30 2016

Obama May “Ratify” Climate Treaty While Meeting With Communist Tyrant

No wonder he plays so much golf. Being President isn’t a big enough job to keep Obama busy. So it looks like he will start doing the Senate’s work too, by ratifying treaties:

The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into the Paris climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China.

Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required for treaties. He said the pact negotiated by 195 countries in December is merely an “executive agreement.”

If Obama didn’t need Senate ratification for the treaty that fast-tracks Iran’s nuclear weapons program, why should he need one to hamstring the economy by tightening centralized economic control in the name of the global warming hoax?

Deese confirmed that he traveled to China last week to meet with officials on the Paris Agreement, which calls for nations to adopt emissions limits with the aim of holding increases in global temperatures “well below” 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.

You would think there is a planetary thermostat in the basement of the United Nations, and we just need to come to an agreement on the optimum temperature to set it at. Yet not even the world’s worst tyrants have achieved that level of totalitarian control — not that Obama isn’t trying his hardest:

Critics fear that the executive branch will use the Paris Agreement, while not legally binding, to enact sweeping climate policies without Congress.

That’s the plan, all right.

The Founding Fathers intended Congress to be the most powerful branch, since it is the most directly answerable to the people (the House) and the states (the Senate, until progressives ruined that provision with the 17th Amendment). But now the Legislative Branch is so weak, it is almost superfluous.

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“To tyranny!”

On tips from Stormfax.

Aug 30 2016

Minimum Wage Hike Leads to Massive Loss of Restaurant Jobs in D.C.

Restaurant workers in the District of Corruption have been treated to an entry level course in fundamental economics:

The minimum wage hike in Washington, D.C, is already devastating employment in the region and is linked to the largest loss of restaurant jobs in the last 15 years.

Officials raised the minimum wage in July of 2015 to $10.50 per hour, up from $8.25 since 2014. The Employment Policies Institute revealed in a May report that 48 percent of District businesses had already reduced staff or cut hours to deal with the increases since 2014. In the first six months of 2016, the restaurant industry in D.C. lost roughly 1,400 jobs, a historic drop for a six-month period, according to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

It could be that the city’s loss is suburbia’s gain:

The restaurant industry in the suburbs outside D.C. grew by 2,900 jobs over the same period.

Despite the easily predictable destructive effect of raising the minimum wage,

The minimum wage rose again in the District July 1 to $11.50 per hour, and will continue to rise over the next four years to $15 per hour by 2020.

By then, mobs of underachievers will be demanding $20/hour for unskilled work that is worth less than half that, and that in many cases can be done more efficiently by machine. The collectivist demagogues in charge will be happy to comply, knowing that the more people who get laid off, and the more who are never able to get onto the first rung on the economic ladder, the more votes there will be for the party of coercive wealth redistribution — at least until we get to the point where there is no more wealth to redistribute.

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The geniuses driving economic policy.

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 29 2016

Open Thread

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Via Sal Mayweather.

Aug 29 2016

Racist Mishap at MSNBC

Good thing this didn’t happen on Fox News; the Justice Department would have gotten involved:

MSNBC invited the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Saturday to discuss charges of racism against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

And showed him a fried-chicken commercial.

In the segment, liberal-network host Alex Witt cued up Cornell William Brooks for a clip of Hillary Clinton[‘s] speech last week on Mr. Trump and the so-called alt-right.

Instead of Shrillary screeching about alt-right racists, the audience saw George Hamilton selling fried chicken dressed as the “Extra Crispy Colonel”:

For reasons I have never been able to grasp, associating blacks with fried chicken is a thought crime of the first order. Careers have been ended over far less.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Aug 29 2016

Moonbats’ Least Favorite Three Letters

Dan Joseph explains why N-R-A are the three least favorite letters of left-wing authoritarians who have been using the incremental approach to deny us the fundamental right of self-defense:

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 29 2016

Splitsville for Huma and Carlos Danger

What a heartbreaker. The bizarre marriage between Shrillary’s sinister Muslim Brotherhood–affiliated sidekick Huma Abedin and Jewish sexting addict Anthony Weiner (a.k.a. Carlos Danger) has served whatever purpose it may have had and will now be terminated:

Abedin released a statement announcing the split a day after the New York Post reported that Weiner sent suggestive images and messages to a woman for more than a year starting in early 2015 — including one image with his son, then 4 years old, in the picture.

Weiner’s sexting has gotten him in trouble before. It cost him a seat in Congress in 2011, and destroyed his bid for NYC Mayor 2 years later. Now he has sacrificed his marriage, his family, and opportunities to double date with Shrillary and Slick Willie. At least he didn’t lose any self-respect this time around; he flushed the last of that away long ago.

Speaking of self-respect, I wonder if Huma’s boss will learn from the example.

Rumors that Huma dumped Weiner for a more mature lookalike could not be confirmed.

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Weiner and the lookalike.

On tips from Varla, Stormfax, Brian H, Torcer, Dragon’s Lair, and Nick B.

Aug 29 2016

Old Glory Banned From High School Football Game

This story ought to cheer up Colin Kaepernick, who seems to be in a foul mood over his tailspinning career. From Travelers Rest, South Carolina:

On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports.

Several students who came to the game Friday night with flags were turned away, on the grounds that Old Glory could be offensive to some who come to America with no intention to assimilate, and who regard the USA as a hostile land to be demographically conquered. Who else could you use our nation’s flag to supposedly taunt?

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Denied entry due to offensive flag.

On a tip from J.

Aug 29 2016

Finding Humor in Islamic Terror

It isn’t easy to find humor in the never-ending nightmare of Islam’s terror war against civilization. But you can do it with help from the media:

An ISIS suicide bomber [Sunday] attacked a Catholic priest with an axe as he tried to blow up hundreds of worshippers at a church during Sunday Mass.

Priest Albert Pandiangan, 60, was holding the holy ceremony at the altar when the 18-year-old fanatic rushed towards him with a backpack bomb and tried to blow himself up.

But the bomb burned without setting off the explosives, so the jihadi pulled an axe from his bag and slashed the priest’s arm at St Yoseph Church in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia.

Fortunately, the congregation was able to detain Ivan Armadi Hasugian until police arrived. The maniac was found to possess “a hand-drawn picture of the ISIS flag,” and said he was not working alone.

A picture of the attacker’s ID card circulating online said he was Muslim.

In recent years there have been a number of attacks on religious minorities and others in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Not so funny so far, although at least the priest was not seriously injured. But then comes the punchline at the very end of the story:

Police are still investigating the man’s motive.

No need to investigate. Any moonbat could tell them that Hasugian’s attempt at terror was a desperate response forced upon him by income inequality and neocolonial oppression.

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More laughs: Presenting Ivan Armadi Hasugian, glorious Soldier of Allah.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Jihad Watch.

Aug 29 2016

Truth Is the Enemy of Social Justice

You would have to admire these people for their audacity, except they probably aren’t bright enough to understand how outrageous they are:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top appointee to the civilian agency that rules on police misconduct cases reiterated her call Wednesday for City Hall to make changes to the police union’s contract, singling out a long-standing requirement that citizens sign sworn affidavits to make a complaint.

Police Board President Lori Lightfoot called the requirement “a very big issue that stands in the way of legitimacy related to the investigation of citizens’ complaints,” adding that it’s something “that’s gotta change.”

That is, Ms. Lightfoot doesn’t like it that citizens have to promise to tell the truth before making allegations of police misconduct.

It’s a tricky issue, given that Fraternal Order of Police leaders long have maintained that the affidavit requirement prevents a flood of frivolous complaints while critics contend it intimidates citizens who might otherwise file legitimate grievances. But it’s also timely, given that the police supervisors’ contract expires next June and the city is under immense pressure amid a U.S. Department of Justice investigation to change how cops do business in the wake of multiple incidents of alleged police misconduct.

The powers that be don’t mind lies, so long as the lies advance social justice. In contrast, the small number of complaints against Chicago cops does not advance social justice, because it undermines The Narrative. Therefore, the rules must be changed to facilitate more complaints.

Why anyone is willing to serve as a police officer under moonbat rule is beyond my understanding.

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The world according to The Narrative.

On a tip from Chronos Z Wonderpig. Hat tip: Blue Lives Matter.

Aug 29 2016

Obama Is Turning Over Control of Internet to United Nations

From the beginning, Obama has been all about advancing social justice by taking the USA down a few pegs. It looks like he will accomplish this in part by giving away control of the Internet to the corrupt, incompetent, anti-American cabal of tyrannical regimes known as the United Nations. This will mean two things: censorship and taxes.

Once the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is under the control of the UN International Telecommunications Unit,

Russia and China would have an easier time in censoring speech that is not to their liking. For instance, Republican Senators Ted Cruz (TX), Mike Lee (UT) and James Lankford (OK) wrote in a letter that they discovered “that ICANN’s Beijing office is actually located within the same building as the Cyberspace Administration of China, which is the central agency within the Chinese government’s censorship regime” and that U.S. companies are folding to China’s mandates for censorship.

Even more chilling is the fact that ITU had passed a treaty that provided “authority to governments to close off their citizens’ access to the global Internet” and creating “a digital Iron Curtain,” according to The Wall Street Journal. If ICANN becomes a part of the U.N., then they too will be subject to this treaty.

That gives an idea of how much respect the UN has for free speech on the Internet. An international ban on any speech deemed “Islamophobic” is not hard to imagine. The UN has already passed resolutions condemning “defamation of religion” — that is, criticism of Islam. Resistance to jihad could be wiped from the Internet.

Putting ICANN under U.N. control would also subject American consumers to Internet taxes. Christian Witon, a former senior adviser under the Bush State Department, told The Daily Caller, “If the U.N. gains control what amounts to the directory and traffic signals of the Internet, it can impose whatever taxes it likes. It likely would start with a tax on registering domains and expand from there.”

In other words, various foreign government are salivating at the thought of using the Internet as a revenue stream.

No prior generation would have elected a president who is openly anti-American in his attitudes. There were good reasons for this. Unless Congress grows a spine very quickly and does something to stop it, Obama will turn over the Internet on September 30. Aside from the evil he has encouraged to flourish in the Middle East, it may be his most lasting legacy.

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On tips from Stormfax and Eddie_Valiant.

Aug 29 2016

Colin Kaepernick Personifies Why We Should Find More Constructive Ways to Spend Our Sunday Afternoons

There is a two-word explanation for why the NFL is not currently worthy of our attention: Colin Kaepernick. The mentality of this spoilt, posturing, America-hating ingrate is not only tolerated but widespread among the zillionaire goons we waste so many Sundays watching play a game:

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers’ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.

The rich and famous Kaepernick is himself a supposedly oppressed person of color, who was adopted and raised by white parents.

Here’s a guy who enjoys far less wealth and privilege but still manages to stand for his country — despite a heartbreaking impediment:

He presumably lost those legs to preserve a way of life that enables Kaepernick to make $19 million per year playing a game — or rather sitting on a bench watching others play a game. Despite the bloated salary, Kaepernick isn’t good enough to be a starting player.

The Black Lives Matter virus is turning the NFL into a breeding ground of sociopathic politics. If the libs running the league want regular Americans to watch it, they will have to demand respectful conduct from players.

On tips from Varla, Steve A, Torcer, Bodhisattva, and Shawn R.

Aug 28 2016

Open Thread

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Via Wayne Winters.

Aug 28 2016

Debunking One of Obama’s Outlandish Antigun Lies

When it comes to antigun rhetoric, Obama’s lies are so over the top that it is hard to stop laughing long enough to debunk them. The Daily Signal roles up its sleeves and attends to the whopper that “it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than to get his hands on a computer or even a book”:

On a tip from Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Power Line.

Aug 28 2016

Rapper Shot While Recording Black Lives Matter Video

Who do you suppose might have shot Chicago rapper King Yella while he was recording a Black Lives Matter video? According to the propaganda we are constantly bombarded with, it must have been the racist police, right? Except he was shot in real life:

King Yella, 26, whose real name is Cemone Lewis, said in videos posted to social media that he was shooting a “Black Lives Matter video” when a hail of bullets left him with a gunshot wound in his arm and a graze wound in his side.

Lewis appears to be the man Chicago Police said was shot at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 6500 block of South Wentworth Avenue.

Police said the shooting, carried out from a passing car, appeared to be gang-related.

After the shooting, a Twitter account representing the Black Disciples gang posted a video of the shooting and claimed responsibility.

White people are not the problem. The police are not the problem. Slavery 2 centuries ago is not the problem. Given that other communities have guns too (44% of US households), and Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, guns aren’t the problem either. Could it be that black “oppression” is a self-inflicted cultural issue?

On tips from Maudie and Stormfax.

Aug 28 2016

Just Say No to Firearm Ignorance

Billy Johnson explores the differences between drowning and accidental gun deaths. One is that since drownings have not been politicized by authoritarians, people react to them sanely:

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 28 2016

New York City’s 31 Protected Gender Identities

In the real world, there are two genders. But in New York City under moonbat rule, there are 31. If you venture into NYC, make sure you are familiar with the whole list, because each gender is legally protected, and “discrimination” can lead to crippling fines:

On a tip from Rob E.

Aug 28 2016

Plea for Trump to Keep His Word and Drop Out

If only The Donald would keep his word, or gave a damn what happens to the disintegrating Republican Party, or wanted to save the country from the impending Hillary Administration, he might find this ad persuasive:

The ad, produced by Republicans, will run in swing-state suburbs.

Never mind sporadic polls that have Trump only a few points down. We live in a republic, not a direct democracy. Polls only matter as they relate to the Electoral College. A recent analysis gives Trump a 1 in 10 chance of beating Shrillary — about the same as the odds of an NFL kicker missing a field goal from the 20-yard line.

Those odds will become even longer now that he has admitted that he has no plans to honor his promises regarding his signature immigration issue.

Unless something amazing happens, Trump will lose. He and his supporters know it as well as anyone, which is why they have been on the hunt for excuses and scapegoats. It is why Sheldon Adelson is withholding a promised $100 million donation, and why Trump isn’t even bothering to seriously prepare for the debates.

Shrillary is so corrupt, inept, and unlikable that any serious Republican candidate would stand a chance against her even now. Yet here we are, stuck with Trump.

On tips from Torcer and 762×51.

Aug 27 2016

Open Thread

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Via Sal Mayweather.

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