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Mar 24 2015

Luis Gutierrez Encounters Resistance

Leftist congresscritter Luis Gutierrez is openly hostile to the US population. He has played an aggressive role in displacing it with hordes of colonists from the Third World, many of whom are pouring into the country in violation of our laws but with the encouragement of our government. But here he encounters a little patriotic resistance:

In the future, this struggle will have to be resolved with guns instead of shouts — unless of course sanity prevails and the government starts defending the country before multiculturalism and massive Third World immigration splinter it into warring factions. For now shouting may be obnoxious but it is better than not being listened to at all.

On a tip from C. Steven Tucker.

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Mar 24 2015

Shrillary Demands We Embrace ObamaCare

You will endure ObamaCare and you will like it:

That is to say,

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Expect Shrillary’s sycophantic reverence for Obama’s failed policies to become ever more shameless as her numerous scandals put her ambitions at the mercy of his relative good will. Not that she has any alternative to them anyway.

Tip and graphic compliments of Stormfax.

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Mar 24 2015

Urban Death Project Composts Corpses

Leftists are well known for their contempt for human life — manifested everywhere from abortion fanaticism to the huge body counts run up by Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, et al. — and for making absurd gestures on behalf of the environment. If you agree that those who do not respect the dead do not respect life, the Urban Death Project is an example of both traits:

The Urban Death Project is a compost-based renewal system. At the heart of the project is a three-story core, within which bodies and high-carbon materials are placed.

Over the span of a few months, with the help of aerobic decomposition and microbial activity, the bodies decompose fully, leaving a rich compost.

No doubt knowing that they will be made into manure when they are dead will help self-hating liberals feel less guilty about ever having been alive.

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A deceased moonbat atones for his ecosins.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Restoring Liberty.

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Mar 24 2015

Disgraced Climate Commie Rajendra Pachauri Digs Himself Deeper

In 2007, on behalf of the UN’s nefarious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the lying, masseuse-molesting scoundrel Al “No Controlling Legal Authority” Gore for their promotion of the global warming hoax. So this should come as no surprise:

Currently facing a criminal investigation over alleged sexual misconduct at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) that he has led since the 1980s, New Delhi police are now accusing Pachauri of bail violations.

The crimes for which he is being investigated are so serious that, once a person is taken into police custody, bail is not an option. Last month, Pachauri’s aggressive legal team secured what is known as “anticipatory” or “interim” bail on his behalf – a measure that temporarily prevents his arrest.

One of his bail conditions is that he not have contact with anyone at TERI. Another requires him to cooperate with the police.

But police recently told a judge that Pachauri has been “influencing witnesses” and “hampering investigations.” …

Accused by a 29-year-old TERI employee of sexual assault, harassment, and stalking, Pachauri has denied all allegations against him. He says he is the victim of a conspiracy involving “unknown cyber criminals” who are trying to harm him due to his climate activities.

Violating bail conditions and witness tampering aren’t the end of it. When Pachauri turned over his phone to authorities, “memory cards were missing.” That is, evidence was apparently destroyed.

Maybe the memory cards can be found at the bottom of the same Memory Hole as Hillary Clinton’s and Lois Lerner’s emails. Corrupt and arrogant liberal elitists are much the same in any country.

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Compliments of Stormfax.

On a tip from Steve A.

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Mar 24 2015

Cruz Proudly Earns the Enmity of Peter King

Those who Ted Cruz failed to win over with his stirring speech yesterday might consider this: Cruz has earned a high endorsement in the form of a spittle-spewing denunciation from the fascistic RINO congresscritter Peter King:

King (R-NY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room Monday afternoon and when Wolf Blitzer asked him to explain his statement that compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to a “carnival barker,” the Republican congressman opted not to walk back his comments but instead take about a dozen steps forward.

“We need intelligent debate in the country. Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate,” King said. “He oversimplifies, he exaggerates and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation being passed, doesn’t provide leadership and he has no real experience. So, to me, he is just a guy with a big mouth and no results.”

But would King support Cruz if he ended up becoming the Republican Party nominee for 2016?

“I hope that day never comes,” King told Blitzer. “I will jump off that bridge when we come to it.”

I would love to be there to hand him an anvil as he jumps.

King is known for exploiting violent incidents as pretexts to infringe on our liberties. He jumped on the Gabby Giffords shooting with a proposal to ban carrying a weapon within 1,000 feet of a federal official at a public event, and even proposed restricting ball bearings and beauty products in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

He also serves as an enforcer for the liberal establishment wing of the GOP, attacking anyone suspected of conservatism unmercifully. For example, he denounced Rand Paul as a liar who does not deserve to be a Senator. Too bad such heavy rhetorical ordnance is rarely used against Democrats. Apparently he has attempted to get Mark Levin taken off the air.

But at least King has a sense of humor:

He described himself as a “true conservative” unlike “counterfeit” candidates like Cruz and Rand Paul and said he might just have to run himself to prevent them from “hijacking the nomination.”

Secretly King is probably hoping Cruz or Paul get the nomination. He would score major face time from the alphabet news networks, which would have him on to spew his denunciations on a daily basis.

Peter King
King: Democrats have no better friend, conservatives no worse enemy.

On a tip from Petterssonp.

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Mar 24 2015

Living in Luxury Apartments at Public Expense

Better get those tax forms ready. Freeloaders in luxury apartments are entitled to their Section 8 subsidies:

Verde Point is a self-described “luxury apartment” complex with a rooftop pool and “personal wine storage” that is currently accepting public housing assistance recipients who will live there practically for free, courtesy of the taxpayers — at least until they become gainfully employed and their incomes rise. That’s when the pool parties and wine tastings end and they will have to downgrade to a more middle-class abode.

The Gramercy is another luxury apartment, also in Arlington, Va., where holders of the federal vouchers formerly known as Section 8 can live, taking advantage of its “massage room and sauna” and “clubroom with bar.” Also included, according to its promotional materials, are a “first-class sports club,” “theater/screening room,” and computer room.

Not to mention Berber carpet, stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops, and manicures done right in your room.

As with those at Verde Point, federally-subsidized Gramercy residents can face the unpleasant choice between living in luxury on public assistance or getting a job and having to move to a neighborhood with far fewer amenities.

Funemployed loafers aren’t the only ones living large at the expense of taxpayers. Crony capitalist developers cash in also:

An official list of 70 buildings in Arlington, Va., many of them gleaming luxury towers in the most sought-after neighborhoods, has a curious note: It says that taxpayer funds were used on the highly profitable luxury rentals, as they might be on a public housing project.

“The complexes listed below were built, acquired or renovated with public funds, and therefore are required to set aside a certain number of affordable units,” the county web page says.

Not even the affordable units are affordable if you aren’t working. That’s where the Section 8 vouchers come in. The beneficiaries will lose their vouchers if their income increases, so they have to be very careful to avoid gainful employment.

Better get to work; someone has to pay for all this:

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The Gramercy.

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: RedState.

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Mar 24 2015

Illegal Alien Cops

The massive tide of illegal aliens Obama has invited to invade the country tend not to be merely unskilled, impoverished Third World peasants, but unskilled, impoverished Third World peasants who would not be here if they were not willing to break our laws. This has presented a challenge to police, who must try to maintain some semblance of public order despite huge numbers of troublemakers. Obama’s own ICE admits that there are 167,527 unincarcerated aliens convicted of crimes other than breaking immigration law who are running around loose in the country, and tens of thousands more are released each year. Fortunately the authorities have settled on an ingenious solution straight out of Jonathan Swift. Since the two things we have no shortage of are Third World foreigners and the crime they cause, why not hire the former to police the latter?

Yes they are serious:

Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap.

Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.

Obama has been handing out work permits to people who entered the country illegally like candy on Halloween (literally by the millions).

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said he has no problems with green-card holders becoming police officers because they’ve made a long-term commitment to the country and have undergone extensive background checks. But he worries about the security risks associated with allowing any immigrant with a work permit to become an officer, especially considering that the Obama administration has given hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants work permits.

“We’re handing over a gun and a badge to somebody whose background we don’t really know a lot about,” Krikorian said.

What is this guy, some kind of racist? They aren’t white, therefore they can “connect” with the community. What more do we need to know about them?

The practice had better catch on, because as race-baiters like Obama, Holder, et al. make it increasingly impossible for the police to do their job, finding recruits won’t be getting easier.

Clockwork Orange
At least Officers Georgie and Dim spoke English (more or less).

On tips from Bodhisattva, Rob E, and Tabitha Bliss. Hat tip: Bloviating Zeppelin.

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Mar 24 2015

Tax on Shadows

These days it isn’t easy to come up with new things to tax. Yet voraciously greedy bureauweenies somehow manage. In Italy they are now taxing shadows. Via Leggo, by way of Google Translate and Zero Hedge:

CONEGLIANO – is another incoming wave of taxes for merchants Conegliano that this time they have to pay the tax “on the shadow.”

At first glance it might seem a joke, but it’s one of those imposts hidden (but then not so) in the folds of the Italian rules. If a store or a bar has an awning outside the shadowing on public property, must pay a fee that is part of the public land use, tax on employment of public land. While employment is obviously only virtual. “It’s absurd – says Mathias Doimo, owner of the grocery store” La Dispensa “via Vital -. We will pay for this too, but not really talk about it. It’s a shame.

Mathias, 31, has taken over the shop in 2008. Outside, to protect the window from the sun so that the foodstuffs are not directly exposed to light, has installed a curtain of four square meters. A few days ago he received from Abaco, the company that manages the tax on behalf of the City, the payment request. The tax is charged at EUR 8.40 per square meter and the fee is calculated based on the area of ??the tent. In his case the tent is 4 square meters, and has to pay 33.6 euro that comes with various rounding to 34 euro.

A tax on people’s shadows to help fund ObamaCare is only a matter of time. This will have the added advantage of imposing a lesser tax burden on the gloomy parts of the country that tend to be more heavily infested with the sort of people who support high taxes. Also, those who are overweight and consequently are assumed to require more healthcare will have to pay more.

After that will come the tax on reflections…

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Late in the day they will tax shadows by the inch.

On a tip from R F.

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Mar 24 2015

ICE Admits to 167,527 Nondetained Convicted Criminal Aliens in USA

Last year, the Regime of Hope & Change unleashed 30,000 illegal aliens with criminal records upon American neighborhoods, slightly down from 36,000 the year before because arresting fewer of them in the first place means there are fewer to release. The numbers are starting to add up:

According to weekly detention and departure reports from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there were 167,527 non-detained convicted criminal aliens in the United States as of Jan. 26 of this year, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday.

The crimes these undocumented and unincarcerated Democrats were convicted of committing “include homicide, sex crimes, child pornography, drunk driving, robbery and kidnapping.”

Naturally they resume their careers in crime after our rulers let them loose by the tens of thousands while citing “discretionary control.”

Knowing his feelings for our country, it is tempting to accuse Obama of doing this out of pure malice. But he has a slightly more rational motivation. More of the dregs of the Third World running amok on our streets means more poverty, more chaos, more misery, and relatively fewer responsible people slaving away to support the bloated and malign federal government. That is, it means more votes for Democrats.

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I’m guessing this one gets released.

On tips from Rob E, Bodhisattva, and Artfldgr.

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Mar 23 2015

Open Thread

Obama Valerie Jarrett

Compliments of Stormfax.

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Mar 23 2015

Jeanine Pirro: Any Deal With Iran Is a Bad Deal

You probably don’t need anyone to tell you why any deal with the Islamic terrorist maniacs running the country that has been America’s worst enemy since 1979 will only benefit the ayatollahs. But it’s still fun to watch Judge Jeanine eviscerate Obama as she explains it:

What are the odds that even Obama believes that Iran will abide by any agreement? His legacy will be summed up in two words: nuclear terror.

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Hat tip: Common Cents.

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Mar 23 2015

International Hope & Change: World Gets More Violent

Elections have consequences. On a global scale, the main consequence of Obama’s election is that the world no longer has the USA to hold back the darkness. Unsurprisingly, everything is quickly going to pieces:

If you were watching the news last year, it was hard to escape the impression the world was falling apart. Now the data is in. And yes, it turns out the world’s most violent conflicts got a lot bloodier in 2014 — almost 30 percent bloodier, in fact.

According to an analysis of data from the world’s 20 most lethal wars last year, at least 163,000 people died in conflict. That compares to just under 127,000 in the 20 worst wars the previous year, a rise of 28.7 percent. …

What’s even more worrying is that this seems to be part of an ongoing trend that now goes back eight years. According to the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), global violence — as defined by a range of measures from conflict deaths, to displaced persons, to homicide rates — has been rising since 2007.

This news is in many ways surprising because up to 2007, the data suggested the world was becoming a much safer place.

2007 is the year Democrats took Congress, neutering W. Two years later, Obama took power. His policy of denouncing his own country, assisting enemies, and stabbing allies in the back has not done much to advance stability.

No worries. Secretary of State Hanoi John Kerry says the world is safer than ever.

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On a tip from J.

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Mar 23 2015

Imagine: Ted Cruz Speech Announcing Candidacy for President

Liberty University was an apt place for Ted Cruz to announce his presidential candidacy with a speech (transcript) that will scare whimpers out of authoritarian moonbats across the country:

Cruz has been questionable on immigration. But no better candidate is going to get anywhere near the White House.

On tips from Varla and Rob E.

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Mar 23 2015

Increasingly Farcical Presbyterian Church Ordains Lesbians “Married” to Each Other as Ministers

Using ObamaCare to force Christians to violate their most sacred beliefs by funding abortion was not an effective attack on Christianity, because it has galvanized resistance, at least in some quarters. If you really want to rid the world of the Christian religion so that it no longer stands in the way of an amoral oligarchical collectivist utopia, you need to rot it away from inside. Forcing church leaders to violate the Christian faith is no match for replacing church leaders with people who violate that faith willingly — even eagerly — because their true belief is in moonbattery. For example:

Days after America’s largest Presbyterian denomination approved an amendment to its constitution changing its definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, a lesbian couple will be ordained as ministers Sunday at First & Central Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware.

Kaci Clark-Porter and Holly, who married three years ago, will be the first-ever same-sex couple to be jointly ordained, according to USA Today, which says the denomination couldn’t point to other examples.

This isn’t the first step Presbyterian Church (USA) has taken down the road to Sodom and Gomorrah.

In 2010, the PCUSA General Assembly approved a measure that allowed for presbyteries to approve the ordination of noncelibate homosexuals.

The homosexual lifestyle cannot be reconciled with the Bible. But there are people willing to hollow out the latter and replace it with the former.

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The lovebird clerics.

On a tip from Mr. Mentalo.

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Mar 23 2015

Obama’s UN Allies Name Israel Top Violator of Women’s Rights

Obama is planning to circumvent Congress (and thereby both the Constitution and the will of the people) by implementing his Middle East policy via the United Nations:

In the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s big electoral win on Tuesday, the Obama administration reportedly seeks to use the United Nations as a club with which to beat those recalcitrant Jews into line. … Obama floated the notion of going to the UN to build an international sanctions regime against our ally Israel.

He certainly picked the right agency to help him put the screws to Israel. This story gives an idea of the cartoonishly fanatical hostility that prevails against the Jewish state at the UN:

Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women.

At least that is the view of the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel.

How is this absurdity possible? Here’s how:

Iran is an elected member of CSW. Sudan – whose president has been indicted for genocide and crimes against humanity – is currently a CSW Vice-Chair.

Regarding Muslim Sudan,

domestic violence is not prohibited. There is no minimum age for “consensual” sex. The legal age of marriage for girls is ten. 88% of women under 50 have undergone female genital mutilation. And women are denied equal rights in marriage, inheritance and divorce.

As for Israel’s mortal enemy (the other one, besides Hamas and Obama), in Iran

every woman who registered as a presidential candidate in the last election was disqualified. “Adultery” is punishable by death by stoning. Women who fight back against rapists and kill their attackers are executed. The constitution bars female judges. And women must obtain the consent of their husbands to work outside the home.

Israel is surrounded by countries in which women are treated far worse than you could get away with treating a dog in Israel. But in the funhouse world of leftist politics, Israel is the bad guy.

You can see why Obama prefers the UN to the US.

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On tips from Henry, BEShep33, and TED.

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Mar 23 2015

FEMA to Deny Funds to States Whose Governors Won’t Endorse Global Warming Hoax

Shouting hysterical lies doesn’t work with everyone. The hardcore climate deniers may have to be persuaded by extortion. Via the ecomoonbat site Inside Climate News:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.

Where do our federal overlords get the money for disaster preparedness funding? From people who live in the states. Once again the cancer in Washington is bribing us with our own money — or rather extorting us.

Large sums are involved. FEMA hands out $1 billion per year for disaster preparedness.

What’s next after requiring governors to pretend they believe in the global warming hoax? An oath of personal fealty to Obama may not be far in the future.

“This could potentially become a major conflict for several Republican governors,” said Barry Rabe, an expert on the politics of climate change at the University of Michigan. “We aren’t just talking about coastal states.” Climate change affects droughts, rainfall and tornado activity. Fracking is being linked to more earthquakes, he said. “This could affect state leaders across the country.”

Apparently meeting energy needs in violation of leftist ideology by fracking could also jeopardize federal funds.

Every penny of money coming out of Washington is attached to a string. Dance when the strings are pulled or you don’t get your money.

As for where the American public fits in this:

The new federal rules don’t require public involvement in the creation of states’ disaster preparedness plans, eliminating the opportunity for environmental groups and concerned citizens to submit comments or concerns about the assessments.

That is, our role is limited to paying our taxes and doing as we are told. At the federal level we are not represented but ruled.

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Tyranny’s trendy new look.

On a tip from R F. Hat tip: Downtrend.com.

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Mar 23 2015

Rapper Blames Ronald Reagan for Ghetto Gang Culture

If we were going to look for someone to blame for the culture of gang violence that prevails in inner city hellholes, rap performers who define and glorify that culture might seem an obvious place to start. But Snoop Doggy Do would disagree. He blames Ronald Reagan:

Snoop Dogg said he blames President Ronald Reagan for the culture of gang violence that existed in parts of Los Angeles, California during the 1980s and beyond.

Snoop, aka Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, brought the issue up after he took the stage in Austin, Texas, on Friday as South by Southwest Music’s 2015 keynote speaker.

In what surreal wackoworld is a skeevy sociopathic degenerate cretin like Snoop Diggity Dog (or whatever his name is lately) a keynote speaker? In ours.

The hip-hop legend said Reaganomics was ‘designed’ to make things tough in the inner-city, the Daily Beast reported.

Snoop said: ‘When Reaganomics kicked in, certain things were taken away, after-school programs and things of that nature.

‘Guns and drugs were shipped into the neighborhood.

‘So it was a shift of having fun and playing football to selling drugs and shooting at each other.

‘To me it was a system that was designed, because when the Reaganomics era began, that’s when this began.’

Prior to Reagan’s malevolent schemes, all was bliss in the ghetto, because “the government would provide for us, which helped us get by.”

More people will buy this moronic lunacy than will have the slightest clue how much poverty has been created by the government paying woman to produce children out of wedlock.

Reagan confesses to his nefarious operation.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Mar 23 2015

Children Force Marched Through Snowstorm to Hear Rapper Rant About Global Warming at United Nations

It may not be a major story, but it is certainly emblematic of our times:

About 1,200 middle school children trudged through the latest snow storm to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening to hear hip hop singer and producer Pharrell Williams talk about climate change.

Good thing they changed the name of the hoax from global warming to “climate change.” Otherwise the kids might figure out that it is all a load of crap.

stop-global-warming
Why they don’t call it global warming anymore.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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Mar 23 2015

Academic Advocates Porn in the Classroom

Public schools are controlled by the government. The government consists mainly of a massive entrenched bureaucracy made up predominantly by Democrats. Democrats regard degeneracy as a policy objective. A professor in Denmark offers a clue as to what this is likely to mean for future classrooms, if progressives keep progressing:

Prof Christian Graugaard of Aalborg University caused a furore in Denmark when he suggested on public television that pornography should be shown in schools. This was preferable, he told the Danish public broadcaster DR, to sex education classes that were “boring and technical, where you roll a condom onto a cucumber”.

No need to worry about corrupting children; they are already corrupt, so let’s get on with teaching them to wallow in corruption.

“We know from research that a vast majority of teenagers have seen porn at an early age – so it’s not a question of introducing youngsters to porn,” he added. According to one Nordic study, 99% of boys and 86% of girls in Scandinavia have already seen pornographic films by the time they’re 16. What Graugaard wants is to make sure teens “possess the necessary skills to view porn constructively”.

For pornography to be viewed constructively, it must have a positive political message.

“Porn may actually offer a variety of both entertaining and educational properties,” Graugaard said. “Porn can even be feminist and in some cases it can be part of a democratisation of sex and [it can] promote diversity.”

Porn in the classroom promotes diversity. Consequently anyone who doesn’t like it is a bigot.

Or did you think the Left would just rest on its laurels after normalizing gay marriage?

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Boring. Time to push the envelope further.

On a tip from Lyle.

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Mar 23 2015

Forest Service Probes Workers for Unconscious Thought Crimes

As the federal government metastasizes, it consumes all of the economy’s oxygen, so that it is harder to find jobs in the private sector. This is bad news for white guys, if the US Forest Service is any indication:

A top U.S. Forest Service executive told his employees to probe their own “unconscious bias” on everything from race and sexuality to the disabled and fat people, asking them to use an unproven assessment tool to explore their feelings. …

Forest Management Director Bryan Rice … in a March 11 email to his employees, also instructed them to read a New York Times piece titled “Straight talk for white men,” which argues that white men benefit from unconscious bias.

Rice himself is Cherokee. Here he demonstrates his qualifications by blathering moonbattery with forked tongue:

“The intent of using the unconscious bias material is to assist with efforts to foster a work environment where everyone is respected and valued.”

Everyone except officially disfavored cisgender white guy oppressors.

“The unconscious bias material can help us explore diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It was included in a discussion of diversity as part of a continuous series of collaborative discussions on a variety of topics we have on my staff that cover key Forest Service policies and values as a means of fostering continued awareness.”

Rice’s tests don’t just ask people what they think. By now we all know what we are supposed to think, so employees will lie to keep their jobs. The test attempts to get inside of people’s minds:

The bias assessments Mr. Rice asked employees to take are hosted at Implicit.Harvard.edu and include tests of whether someone leans toward President Obama or other presidents, whether someone prefers light-skinned to dark-skinned people, and whether someone has “an automatic preference for straight relative to gay people.”

Tests are based on how quickly one associates feel-good words and feel-bad words with the subjects of the test. To test whether someone prefers straight or gay people, users are asked to click a key when they see a “good” word or “bad” word, and when they see a picture of a gay couple and a straight couple. The speed of word association is used to calculate someone’s preferences.

The goal apparently is to weed out those who aren’t on board with making the Forest Service as “diverse” as possible — i.e., with systematically discriminating against white males who do not publicly declare themselves to be perverts. This dying breed, which until recently was known as “normal Americans,” is already statistically under-represented among federal workers.

Obama in 2011 signed an executive order calling on agencies to promote diversity, including specific plans for each agency.

According to the latest statistics from the Office of Personnel Management, the federal workforce in 2012 was 65 percent white, 18 percent black [etc., etc., etc.].

In 2013, whites comprised 77.7% of the US population, blacks 13.2%.

One senior congressional aide said the Forest Service should have bigger things to worry about.

“At some point this year, thousands of Americans will have to flee their homes because of catastrophic wildfires caused by poorly managed Forest Service lands,” the aide said. “And when some of those people return to smoldering piles that were once their homes, they will be comforted that under this administration, the Forest Service has been vigilant in testing against unconscious biases.”

Looks like there is a problem with priorities. Obviously the focus should be on convincing forest fires to burn down a larger percentage of homes owned by cisgender white males.

On a tip from Dean D.

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