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Jan 10 2017

Bruce Jenner to Pose Naked

Time for ESPN to line up another Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Bruce Jenner, who now goes by Caitlyn Jenner, having started but not finished transforming himself into a grotesque facsimile of a woman, is planning to generate publicity by posing naked:

“Cait wants to do something along the lines of what Kim [Kardashian] did on the cover of Paper magazine. No one has worked harder than Cait to get the body [he] wants and, naturally, [he] wants to show it off,” sources tell Straight Shuter. “[He] will also use the explosive cover to help [him] return to TV in 2017 after [his] solo show was cancelled. Cait has learned from that experience and wants the new show to be more silly and fun like the Kardashian show. It will focus less on [him] being a transsexual and more on being a single girl that wants to date and have a great time.”

The “single girl” in question is a 67-year-old man.

This is the price of losing the Culture War to moonbats.

You’ll need this:

eye bleach

Hat tips: Daily Wire, Right Wing News.

Jan 10 2017

Black Professor Calls for Individual Reparation Accounts for Whites

The 620,000 lives lost in the U.S. Civil War were not enough. Systemic discrimination in the name of Affirmative Action isn’t enough. The $trillions confiscated and redistributed as welfare payments aren’t enough. The senseless violence isn’t enough. Not even Barack Obama is enough. Whites still need to be punished, even if the punishment is directly self-inflicted. So says luxuriantly oppressed Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson, in a nauseatingly obsequious interview with New York Times Magazine intended to promote his book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America:

NYTM: At the end of your sermon, you do a “benediction” section, in which you talk about making reparations on the local and individual level: donating to groups like the United Negro College Fund or a scholarship program, but also, to cite your example from the book, paying “the black person who cuts your grass double what you might ordinarily pay.” That gave me pause!

Dyson: Good! I used to say in church, “If the sermon ain’t making you a little bit uncomfortable, it ain’t effective.” Look, if it doesn’t cost you anything, you’re not really engaging in change; you’re engaging in convenience. You’re engaged in the overflow. I’m asking you to do stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily do. I’m asking you to think more seriously and strategically about why you possess what you possess.

According to liberal ideology, you don’t own wealth because you worked hard to create it. You own it because blacks are oppressed.

NYTM: I agree with reparations, but maybe this is my white privilege speaking: I can’t imagine actually doing that.

Dyson: That is what I meant by an I.R.A.: an individual reparations account. You ain’t got to ask the government, you don’t have to ask your local politician — this is what you, an individual, conscientious, “woke” citizen can do.

NYTM: But charity can’t be the end of it, right? The Koch brothers gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, but I doubt you would consider them “woke.”

Dyson: No. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that charity is a poor substitute for justice. But I ain’t turning $25 million down.

He sure ain’t.

Imagine a white guy who drops “ain’t” into every other sentence getting a prestigious high-paying gig like professor at high-priced Georgetown University. To get an idea of the quality of his scholarship, consider that apparently while he was working his scam at the University of Pennsylvania, Dyson

gave an Ivy League seminar in Great Religious Thinkers (at the time he was a professor of “religious studies”) which was solely devoted to the religious works of the rapper, gangster and convicted rapist Tupac Shakur.

Crude race hustlers like Dyson milk neurotic white guilt for power, privilege, position, and cold hard cash the way a dermatologist might milk pus from a festering carbuncle.

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Dyson working his lucrative swindle.

On a tip from Torcer.

Jan 10 2017

As Far From the Wholesome Tradition Family as You Can Get

The alternative family arrangements championed by social engineers as part of their war on the tradition family do not always work out so well. For example:

A Montgomery County [Pennsylvania] couple acted out a hate-fueled rape and murder fantasy on 14-year-old Grace Packer, authorities said, charging the girl’s mother Sara Packer and her boyfriend Jacob Sullivan early Sunday in a conspiracy to kill her and dismember her body.

The conspiracy resulted in a dead child and charges of homicide, rape, rape conspiracy, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse.

The information Bucks County prosecutors used to charge Jacob Sullivan came in Sullivan’s hospital bed confession Saturday as he recovered from a failed suicide pact with Packer a week earlier as authorities increased pressure on the couple following the discovery of Grace Packer’s body near a Luzerne County reservoir last year, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Sunday.

Prior to being dumped at the reservoir, Grace had been sawn into pieces and stored in an attic closet for 3 months packed in kitty litter.

This is the “mother,” former caseworker at Northampton County’s Children and Youth agency Sara Packer:

Sara Packer

Nice beard. You won’t be surprised to learn that Grace was adopted.

Yeah yeah, I know. Normal people rape, murder, and dismember children too.

On a tip from RKae.

Jan 10 2017

Checking Out the Fact Checkers at Snopes

The fact-checkers at left-leaning Snopes have been called on to work with left-leaning Facebook to “curb the spread of fake news.” If only we could count on Snopes to check the veracity of this story:

[A] DailyMail.com investigation reveals that Snopes.com’s founders, former husband and wife David and Barbara Mikkelson, are embroiled in a lengthy and bitter legal dispute in the wake of their divorce. …

They are accusing each other of financial impropriety, with Barbara claiming her ex-husband is guilty of ’embezzlement’ and suggesting he is attempting a ‘boondoggle’ to change tax arrangements, while David claims she took millions from their joint accounts and bought property in Las Vegas.

The Mikkelsons may be well qualified to opine on things that are fake:

Profiles of the website disclose that for some time before it was set up, the couple had posed as ‘The San Fernardo Valley Folklore Society’, using its name on letterheads, even though it did not exist.

A profile for the Webby Awards published in October describes it as ‘an entity dreamed up to help make the inquiries seem more legit’.

David Mikkeleson told the Los Angeles Times in 1997: ‘When I sent letters out to companies, I found I got a much better response with an official-looking organization’s stationery.’

Their marriage hit the rocks hard.

Barbara, 57, has accused her former husband, 56, of ‘raiding the corporate business Bardav bank account for his personal use and attorney fees’ without consulting her.

She also claimed he embezzled $98,000 from the company over the course of four years ‘which he expended upon himself and the prostitutes he hired’.

The former couple also bicker over David’s salary, which he wants raised to two or three times his current $240,000, although he says he will settle for $360,000 — which would be plenty, especially considering his extravagant expense charges.

So bitter was the dispute, that they even fell out over the arbiter they had appointed to settle disputes, meaning that Facebook’s arbiter cannot even agree on its own arbiter.

Snopes is supposed to be politically neutral, but has a reputation for bias against conservatives. David’s new bride Elyssa Young, who has worked as a prostitute and a porn actress and now works for Snopes, is unlikely to change this.

She ran for U.S. congress in Hawaii as a Libertarian in 2004, during which she handed out ‘Re-Defeat Bush’ cards and condoms stamped with the slogan ‘Don’t get screwed again’.

Ms. Young isn’t the only one at Snopes with a colorful background.

One of the lead fact-checkers, Kim LaCapria, has also been a sex-and-fetish blogger who went by the pseudonym ‘Vice Vixen.’

Ms. Vixen boasts that she spends her days playing scrabble, smoking pot, and posting to Snopes.

It makes you wonder what kind of fact-checking standards Snopes might employ.

David Mikkelson told the Dailymail.com that Snopes does not have a ‘standardized procedure’ for fact-checking ‘since the nature of this material can vary widely.’ …

He also said the company has no set requirements for fact-checkers because the variety of the work ‘would be difficult to encompass in any single blanket set of standards.’

But no doubt Snopes can root out what Fakebook would regard as “fake news.”

The Snopes saga as reported by TomoNews.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and StephaneDumas. Hat tip: The People’s Cube.

Jan 10 2017

Trump Induces Fear of Plumbers

For ThinkProgress Senior Editor Ned Resnikoff, Trump’s election means living in fear — even in his own home:

Actually, most Americans probably think Russian before they think Jewish when they hear the name Resnikoff. But then, associating Trump with hostility to Jews is absurd anyway.

True, some on the Alt Right love Trump and hate Jews. But even among those plumbers who voted for Trump, few are likely to spend much time reading the obscure websites where this viewpoint predominates.

Trump himself has surrounded himself with Jews, including son-in-law and trusted adviser Jared Kushner and the Jewish convert Ivanka. Recently he has positioned himself as a supporter of Israel, in stark contrast to our current president.

But Resnikoff’s fear isn’t based on ethnicity. The liberal elite horror of people who work with their hands is more a class thing.

On a tip from Torcer.

Jan 09 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from TED.

Jan 09 2017

Besting the Bureaucracy

A heroic young woman actually manages to register as a freelance worker in a country clogged by excessive government:

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tips: Patterico, International Liberty.

Jan 09 2017

Trump Skepticism of Global Warming Hoax Causes New York Times to Jump the Shark

No one denies that the climate changes; it always has and always will. But some people question unsupported assumptions that are key to liberal doctrine, such as climate change being significantly caused by people, it being feasibly preventable, warmer temperatures being bad, climate change being the cause of virtually every misfortune known to man, the current climate changing at an unusual rate, et cetera. Donald Trump is among the many who have expressed skepticism. The thoughtful response from the New York Times:

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At this point, we are under no obligation to take the erstwhile Paper of Record seriously.

Via Weasel Zippers, on a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Climate Depot.

Jan 09 2017

NFL Audience Subjected to Anti-Trump Commercial

Many are boycotting the NFL due to the league’s support for Colin Kaepernick et al. making public displays of their hatred of America when the national anthem is played. Those who aren’t can expect to be subjected to moonbattery:

The liberal ABC-Disney Television Network generated outrage during its televised coverage of the Houston Texans’ victory over the Oakland Raiders Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, but it had nothing to do with the football.

Instead many viewers were annoyed at a promo for next Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s sitcom Black-ish, which features a predominantly African-American cast being decidedly anti-Trump in tone and nature.

Despite the league being run by moonbats, and despite many of the players being outspoken Black Lives Matter types who are not fond of the USA or the majority of its population, the NFL’s core audience is white male conservatives (although conservative viewership has been declining steeply). Running ads starkly contrary to the predilections of the viewers is not advertising so much as misguided proselytizing — or maybe just spiteful eye-poking.

Hat tip: RedFlag.

Jan 09 2017

Obama Administration Approves Massive Shipment of Uranium to Iran

Obama can still inflict a great deal of damage between now and January 20 — and he appears bent on doing it:

Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

If there is a Nobel Prize for sheer stupidity, trying to prevent the ayatollahs from building nuclear weapons by bribing them with uranium ought to win it.

Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently agreed by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium. U.N. Security Council approval is needed but a formality, considering five of those powers are permanent Security Council members, they said.

Normally an American veto stops extreme lunacy from getting through the Security Council. But as we saw with the recent anti-Israel resolution, this is no longer the case under Obama.

Tehran has not said what it would do with the uranium…

Let me guess:

mushroom cloud

Even in the unlikely event of Iran not cheating on the agreement,

Despite present restrictions on its enrichment program, the amount of natural uranium is significant should Iran decide to keep it in storage, considering its potential uses once some limits on Tehran’s nuclear activities start to expire in less than a decade.

The uranium is enough to make more than 10 nuclear bombs. The Islamic maniacs running Iran have probably already picked out the American cities that will receive those left over after they have erased Israel.

This comes on top of ramming through the nuclear deal that is widely seen as enabling Iran’s nuclear weapons program, to which the $100+ billion in frozen assets Obama freed up for Iran can be devoted.

How’s that for a legacy?

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Right Scoop.

Jan 09 2017

Obama’s True Legacy: Collapsing Labor Force Participation

Obama needn’t fret that he will lose his legacy if ObamaCare is repealed. Other than having his name stuck on it, he didn’t do much to impose the Unaffordable Care Act anyway. His true legacy may be the collapsing percentage of Americans who take part in the labor force:

The final jobs report of the Obama presidency, released Friday, shows that the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 14,573,000 (18.09 percent) since January 2009, when Obama took office, continuing a long-term trend that began well before Obama was sworn in.

Obama took office in the midst of a severe economic crisis. Regarding labor force participation, he has established this crisis as the new status quo — and it still continues to worsen.

The trend preceding Obama was a result of (1) excessive taxation and steadily accumulating regulation reducing job opportunities, and (2) the growth of the entitlement state, which makes not working a feasible long-term option. Obama has deepened this trend, in part by illegally undoing welfare reform.

Even those who do not have jobs are counted as part of the labor force, so long as they are actively seeking work. Those not seeking work are not counted in the official unemployment rate, rendering that statistic increasingly meaningless.

The participation rate dropped to a 38-year low of 62.4 percent on Obama’s watch, in September 2015. It was only 3-tenths of a point higher than that last month.

The numbers come from the Administration’s own Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, the highest number on record. That number rose steadily during his two terms, reaching a record 95,055,000 in November 2016, then setting another record (95,102,000) in December.

Socialism sometimes seems to work in the short term, so long as there are far more people pulling the cart than riding in it. However, its perverse incentives result in ever more people riding and ever fewer pulling.

As Herbert Stein observed, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The longer it goes before it stops, the uglier the stopping will be.

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Only confronting entitlements will stop the numbers from rising.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Jan 09 2017

Young Americans for Freedom Denounced as Hate Group

Young Americans for Freedom must be doing something right. The totalitarian moonbats running amok at University of Wisconsin–Madison, unwilling to tolerate effective opposition, have labeled it a hate group:

The Student Coalition for Progress at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently pushed a petition that alleged University of Wisconsin Madison’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter is a hate group and its members and efforts “create a hostile environment on campus.”

Young Americans for Freedom is a conservative student organization that aims to promote free market economics and Reaganesque principles.

A suitably degrading punishment is suggested for the evildoers who participate in this nefarious hate group:

The 3-week-old petition, titled “Denounce Young Americans for Freedom and the alt-right,” also recommended Young Americans for Freedom members be subjected to “intensive diversity training.”

Hold on for some irony:

The petition was launched about a month after YAF hosted conservative columnist Ben Shapiro on campus to speak about microaggressions, safe spaces and free speech. The petition decried Shapiro’s visit, claiming it made minority students feel unsafe, and accused Shapiro of denying “systematic and institutional violences” against so-called marginalized communities.

There may be no one more hated on the Alt Right than Ben Shapiro, who left its flagship publication Breitbart in disgust after the Michelle Fields incident, and who refused to climb aboard the Trump Train even after almost everyone else right of center had done so.

But from the point of view of barking moonbats, anyone to the right of far left goes in the same box, labeled Thought Criminals.

Among the crimes qualifying YAF as a hate group are allegedly misgendering “LGBTQIA+” students (this probably involves referring to them by biologically accurate pronouns) and tipping the news media on an embarrassingly moonbatty “Problem of Whiteness” class offered by the university.

Students are encouraged to file “hate and bias” reports if they feel themselves to be traumatized by YAF and its misdeeds.

To learn more about the tactic of marginalizing the opposition by denouncing entirely benevolent organizations as “hate groups,” refer to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which maintains a list that includes even the Family Research Council. This designation directly motivated leftist terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins to attack the FRC offices in D.C. with plans to murder people and smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces.

The shortcoming of this tactic is that abuse of language changes language, so that “hate group” comes to mean “group liberals hate,” and is no longer pejorative but rather the opposite.

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Only kooks like Corkins take the term “hate group” seriously.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

Jan 09 2017

Taxpayers Finance Expensive Sex-Change Operation for Convicted Murderer

Work harder! You must generate more wealth so that the government can confiscate it and spend it on sick lunacy like paying to deform murderers into grotesque parodies of the opposite sex so as to indulge them in their delusions:

A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner’s attorneys confirmed Friday to The Associated Press.

California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole.

This particular freakazoid may be the first, but he won’t be the last.

Quine’s case led the state to become the first to set standards that will allow other transgender inmates to apply to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.

It also prompted a federal magistrate to require California to provide transgender female inmates housed in men’s facilities with more female-oriented items such as nightgowns, scarves and necklaces.

“Transgender female” means “male.” Taxpayers are now paying for nightgowns and necklaces for state prison versions of Corporal Klinger.

Joyce Hayhoe, a spokeswoman for the federal court-appointed official who controls California’s prison medical care, said the cost of sex-reassignment surgeries could approach $100,000, including procedures and medications before and after the operation.

Quine isn’t the only one who has earned a conviction for robbery.

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Mr. Shiloh Heavenly Quine doesn’t look that heavenly.

On a tip from Dean D.

Jan 09 2017

Another Business Crushed by Too Much Government

China Fun was a popular restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side for a quarter century. But the constantly accumulating weight of Big Government finally forced it to close:

“The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — nevermind starting — a legitimate mom-and-pop business,” read a letter posted by the owners in the restaurant’s front door.

“The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to believe that we should be their cash machine to pay for all that ails us in society.” …

Albert Wu, whose parents Dorothea and Felix owned the eatery, said the endless paperwork and constant regulation that forced the shutdown accumulated over the years.

For example,

Wu cited one regulation where the restaurant was required to provide an on-site break room for workers despite its limited space. And he blamed the amount of paperwork now required — an increasingly difficult task for a non-chain businesses.

Other albatrosses include minimum wage, various insurance requirements, and myriad Health Department rules and regulations.

But now the good news:

The de Blasio administration noted the city provides free help to small businesses. The “Small Business First” initiative helps owners save time and money while reducing the amount of paperwork.

Free compliance advisors are available for on-sight consultation aimed at helping small businesses comply with regulations.

Who pays for the “free” compliance advisors? Overtaxed businesses like China Fun.

They break both your legs, then hand you a rickety crutch that they force you to pay for, meanwhile acting like you ought to be grateful — that’s Big Government in a nutshell.

People go to great lengths to escape places like China for the USA because this is still known as the Land of Opportunity. But it won’t be for long, if trends continue.

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Must have been a nice place, before Big Government crushed it.

On tips from Sean C and Lyle.

Jan 08 2017

Open Thread

bronies

On a tip from bobdog19006.

Jan 08 2017

Mark Dice on CBS Torture Story Deception

CBS Radio News trying to reverse the races in the Chicago torture story is appalling in the extreme, but not out of character for the liberal media establishment. Mark Dice places this particular deception in the larger context of the fake news industry:

On a tip from Torcer.

Jan 08 2017

Black Lives Matter, Its Ideological Roots, and the Chicago Torture Video

Sargon of Akkad digs below the shallow and obsequious mainstream media coverage of Black Lives Matter to excavate the ideological roots of this truly malevolent movement, which helped set the table for the recent horror in Chicago (language alert):

There you have it: the gratitude we might have expected for Affirmative Action, $trillions in welfare payments, and President Barack Obama. Nothing is to be gained from racial favoritism.

On a tip from Deathstroke.

Jan 08 2017

Moonbats Explain Their Love for Obama

Why do moonbats love the Moonbat Messiah? In part because he is a mulatto, but mainly because he is a moonbat. If you make it through, this may be the most nauseating political video you will ever endure:

Product of the White House. That is, this indulgence in pathological narcissism was brought to you compliments of your tax dollar.

On a tip from Torcer.

Jan 08 2017

CBS Takes Spin to a New Level of Deception After Chicago Torture Outrage

It wasn’t easy, but the liberal media has finally managed to top the shamelessness of using outdated childhood pictures and editing 911 recordings to generate sympathy for the dead goon Trayvon Martin. Here is how CBS Radio News reported the story of four blacks abducting and torturing a white kid:

The viral video of a beating and knife attack in Chicago suggests the assault had racial overtones. CBS’s Dean Reynolds tells us the victim is described as a mentally challenged teenager.

In the video, he is choked and repeatedly called the n-word. His clothes are slashed and he is terrorized with a knife. His alleged captors repeatedly reference Donald Trump. Police are holding four people in connection with the attack.

Hear it with your own ears here, starting at the 1:28 mark.

The media has been hyping a contrived narrative that since the election there has been a wave of hate crimes against groups beloved by liberals: blacks, Muslims, sexual deviants, et cetera. Until now their evidence has consisted mainly of hate hoaxes, but this time an appalling racially motivated crime really did occur.

CBS listeners would never guess that this crime was committed by four blacks against a white kid. The references to Donald Trump consisted of “F*** Donald Trump,” interspersed with “F*** white people.” As for the victim being called the forbidden n-word, some ghetto blacks use that term for everyone they address, apparently due to their limited vocabulary.

It would be hard to imagine a more extreme example of dishonest reporting. If you say things that are technically true in a matter that deliberately creates an impression that is the diametric opposite of the truth, you are lying by any reasonable definition.

The credibility of the liberal media establishment has reached absolute zero.

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The culprits don’t look much like CBS listeners would were led to expect.

On tips from Just a Thought and Byron.

Jan 08 2017

Quintessential Moonbat Goes Berserk in Berkeley

Moonbat-infested Berkeley has its first homicide of 2017:

After a seriously wounded woman flagged someone down for help just north of the UC Berkeley campus shortly before noon Friday, police ultimately located a “violent crime” scene and discovered the body of a person they say has not been identified in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue.

Police have a suspect, who has now been taken into custody. Have fun making sense of the pronouns:

Police have identified the wanted person as 24-year-old Pablo Gomez Jr. of North Hollywood. According to Gomez Jr.’s Facebook page, they are a UC Berkeley student who lives in Berkeley. [A friend contacted Berkeleyside after publication to say that Gomez Jr. uses the pronoun “they.” This story has been updated.]

The source actually rewrote the story to pander to a suspected murderer’s freakish delusions.

Gomez Jr. has been involved with UC Berkeley’s Queer Alliance Resource Center, according to the group’s Facebook page, and recently helped organize a chalk protest on campus related to sexual assault, the Daily Californian reported in September.

Gomez Jr. is studying “Chicanx/Latinx Studies” according to their Facebook page, and is a senior climate action fellow at Alliance for Climate Education.

Good luck finding a jury in Berserkely that will convict someone with those credentials.

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Gomez has issues beyond the transsexual stuff.

On a tip from R F.

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