The most important part of a newspaper article is the headline, not only because it tells you how to interpret the following story, but because the headline is often the only part of the article people read. That’s why an adjustment was urgently required when someone botched the headline of a Washington Compost article intended to make us weep for the plight of foreigners who invade our country in contravention of our laws and then sponge off the welfare state.
Four young men have been arrested for damaging a holiday Menorah decoration in the front yard of a home last December.
Chandler Police spokesman Sgt. Daniel Mejia said their officers arrested three juvenile boys and one 19-year-old man Friday after a lengthy investigation. …
The incident happened last December as Hanukkah drew to a close.
Here’s the before and after:
The media did not waste this opportunity to prop up the contrived narrative entailing an epidemic of hate crimes set off by November’s election results, implicitly when not explicitly blamed on white supremacists.
Care to guess the ethnic background of the perpetrators? Since the rest are technically children, we only have a photo of one of them, Clive Jamar Wilson:
Even this cretin must have known that his handiwork would be spun as the work of white supremacists. That’s why he goes on the Hate Hoax List.
You may find it impossible to care which gang of illiterate ghetto-dwellers wins a basketball game on behalf of a university. You may be far more concerned with the snuffing out of free speech on college campuses than with college sports. Even so, you can still participate in March Madness by filling out your bracket. Introducing the Bracket of Shame, which is based not on basketball, but on First Amendment violations:
Venezuela is responding to severe food shortages just as you would expect of an authoritarian collectivism regime — by cracking down on people who produce food and seizing the means of production:
In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country.
According to Juan Crespo, president of the Industrial Flour Union, the actual problem is that the government isn’t importing enough flour. No doubt the Maduro and his bureaucracy can fix this by issuing a decree that bread will henceforth be made without flour. That would be consistent with Maduro’s approach to the long lines of people waiting to buy bread:
[Last week] Maduro launched “Plan 700” against what he called a “bread war,” ordering officials to do spot checks of bakeries nationwide. In the plan, the government said it would not allow people to stand in line for bread but it’s unclear how it might enforce the order.
Plan 701 might entail employing machine guns to do away with bread lines. Venezuela is reaching that stage of socialism.
At least the authorities may have finally resolved the shortage of toilet paper. They had already tried confiscating stockpiles and then seizing control of toilet paper factories. Taking over bakeries may prove more effective regarding the T.P. shortage, because if you don’t have food, what do you need toilet paper for?
At last we know how the Tea Party groups held in limbo for as long as 7 years or denied altogether by Obama’s weaponized IRS could have achieved tax-exempt status in no time. All they had to do was claim to worship Satan:
Documents obtained by Judicial Watch include the process of establishing an after-school Satan club at Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma. The entity behind the club is a nonprofit called Reason Alliance, which is based in Somerville, Massachusetts, and operates in Washington State as the Satanic Temple of Seattle. … Children ages 5-12 will develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents. … Records obtained by Judicial Watch from the Treasury Department show that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it on October 31, 2014.
The Satanic Temple made it clear that it is only interested in starting after school Satan clubs at schools that already have Christian Good News clubs, in order to counter them. This may be what endeared the Satanists to federal bureaucrats.
Encouragingly, 2 weeks after the Satan club was launched at Point Defiance, no one had signed up for it. They should have launched it in D.C. instead, somewhere near the IRS offices.
Trump’s budget priorities have some screaming bloody murder over proposed cuts to the NEA, NPR, PBS, etc. Considering that taxpayers are overburdened and the government is up to its neck in debt, why should the federal government subsidize entertainment mainly targeted at those who are well to do? Tucker Carlson asks a moonbat, and gets moonbattery for an answer:
Unfortunately, cutting this type of funding is mainly symbolic. The real waste — the economic millstone tied around our necks that sooner or later will pull us under if we don’t get free of it — is entitlements, which only keep growing, and which no one dares address in any serious way.
It could be that the yellow in the Swedish flag is in honor of the canary, since Sweden is the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery. This is what guys working in construction look like in Sweden nowadays:
That is the Byggnads Förbundsstyrelse (evidently a construction union), expressing its solidarity with feminism. They wish to “thank all the women who dared defy gender norms” by working in the construction industry. Looks like these guys are up to defying some gender norms themselves.
We are told that socialism is a really good idea, it just hasn’t been implemented properly. Actually, socialism is a terrible idea, which is why it cannot be implemented in any way that is just, efficient, or even tolerable. Ben Shapiro gets it:
Despite tuition shooting through the stratosphere, sometimes you can learn more just driving down the road than you could soaking up propaganda at an institution of higher learning for any number of years:
If they tried putting up this billboard in the Northeast or on the Left Coast, it would be defaced or burned down within a day.
British architect Stephen Purvis moved with his wife and four kids to Cuba, apparently looking for moonbattery. He found it — along with a 16-month dose of wisdom when he was thrown in prison, apparently because a coworker denounced him:
My universe has shrunk to the dimensions of a king-size mattress – not much more than 6ft square.
This is a standard cell in Villa Marista, the state security interrogation centre. It’s a dungeon I will have to share with three other people for months, even years. Four people in a tiny concrete box in a country where the summer temperature is 40 degrees [104°F] and the humidity 80 per cent.
The washing and toilet facilities are a 3ft-square sunken trough by the cell door. These dungeons were built to KGB technical specifications. We are reduced to animals in a zoo for enemies of the state. …
In Villa Marista, there is on average one proper suicide attempt a month. Two out of three inmates go mad.
But Purvis probably came out saner than he went in. At least he knew enough afterward to get the hell out of Cuba.
That’s the world entertainment industry moonbats think it would be trendy to impose on Americans.
A few months in a Cuban dungeon might cure even Oliver Stone of moonbattery.