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Apr 25 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Few things could be dumber than tolerating this:

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Thirty-one percent of the wealth created by Americans is confiscated through federal and state taxes. Yet the national debt continues to skyrocket, and we continue to elect politicians certain to keep the spending pedal to the metal. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Via Legal Insurrection.

Apr 25 2017

Bill Nye Branches Out Into Pushing Transsexual Agenda

For Bill Nye the Pseudo-Science Guy, there is more to social justice than brainwashing little kids into believing in the global warming hoax. This video of Rachel Bloom singing about transgender freakazoids, perverted sex, et cetera is from his television show “Bill Nye Saves the World”:

A generation is growing up on stuff like this.

We have reached maximum moonbattery. No wonder the liberal media loves Bill Nye so much.

Liberals bark that they are pro-science; the video above demonstrates what they mean by science:

“Bill Nye Saves The World” purports to look at various problems through a more scientific perspective, according to the International Movie Database.

Maybe Nye et al. are reaching people in a way they didn’t foresee. Sines314 comments at YouTube:

I’m sorry Religious Right. You were right about the slippery slope. You can tell me I’m going to Hell all you want, and I’ll just sit and take it. Just please come back and get rid of this.

At this point, it may be too late for any solution short of an extremely large meteor.

On tips from Seaoh, J, Steve A, Anonymous, and Jack S.

Apr 25 2017

Cultural Genocide: New Orleans Erases Remnants of Southern History

As in Afghanistan under the Taliban, so in New Orleans under liberal rule:

New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments under the cover of darkness early Monday, the latest Southern city to sever itself from symbols viewed by [liberals] as a representation of racism and white supremacy.

Truckers arrived at around 1:25 a.m. to begin removing the Liberty Monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans. …

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the Liberty Monument was the “most offensive” of the four set to be taken down. He added it was erected to “revere white supremacy.”

Landrieu stays in power by pandering to black voters.

Three other statues to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis will be removed in later days now that legal challenges have been overcome.

If you have physical evidence that the South ever existed as a political or cultural entity, bury it so that it might be discovered by the archeologists of a future civilization. Otherwise, it will be lost forever before liberals are through frog-marching the South down the Memory Hole.

Big Government removes Liberty Monument.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, KirklesWorth, and Bodhisattva.

Apr 25 2017

Teens Terrorize Train as Civilization Crumbles in Oakland

The welfare state is like a vast, multi-$trillion farm. But instead of growing food, it produces this:

BART [Bay Area Rapid Transit] police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered at least one train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.

The euphemism “juvenile” in the context of crime is a synonym for “teen.” It would be racist to explain what “teen” means.

Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, said Monday that seven people were robbed — with the victims losing a purse, a duffel bag and five phones. Six people were robbed inside the train car, with a seventh confronted on the platform, she said. Police received no reports of guns or other weapons being brandished.

What do they need weapons for? Their victims don’t have weapons.

BART police had increased the number of officers patrolling Oakland stations Saturday night because of a recent rise in the number of police calls. A BART police sergeant and an officer were in the station’s back parking lot on patrol when the station was stormed, Trost said.

Nonetheless, the “teens” escaped into East Oakland before authorities could respond, reminding us that there will never be enough police to maintain public order once civilization starts breaking down.

This sort of activity is not unprecedented in Oakland.

Bay Area residents must find inconveniences like this an acceptable price to pay for an ever-expanding supply of reliable Democrat votes.

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Next stop, the jungle.

On tips from Steve T, Lyle, Bodhisattva, and Dragon’s Lair.

Apr 25 2017

Rachel Dolezal Show Flops in Africa

Although not even the moonbats at PuffPost wanted her there, Rachel Dolezal brought her faux-black act to South Africa. The audience was unreceptive:

Police flanked Ms Dolezal’s first key note event after a hostile meeting with mostly black students who objected to her insistence that she had ‘an authentic black identity’ despite admitting to being ‘biologically white’.

The 39-year-old, who was labeled an ‘ethnic fraud’ after passing herself off as a black woman for more than a decade, recently took a Nigerian name to make herself sound more authentic.

The shamed black activist, who now calls herself Nkechi Amare Diallo, outraged her young black audience in Johannesburg after equating her claim to being ‘trans-black’ with the trans-gender experience of Caitlyn Jenner.

I don’t get it. Why is that outrageous? Rachel Dolezal is not black; she calls herself Nkechi Amare Diallo to seem more authentic. Bruce Jenner is not a woman; he calls himself Caitlyn Jenner to seem more authentic. What’s the difference?

Clyde Ramalaine, the former priest who hosted her, doesn’t get it either:

‘I find it amazing that Bruce Jenner can be celebrated on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine and yet no one has ever said to him ‘but you deceived people all those years, you were in a male locker room, you slept with women’,’ he said. …

He went on: ‘No one accuses Bruce Jenner of living a lie, or calls him a fraud. He is celebrated for his bravery in being truthful about his true identity.

‘Yet Rachel is vilified, is treated as a pariah, accused of lying about who she really was.’

Evidently Ramalaine passes himself off as a bishop. The world is full of frauds these days.

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What am I missing here?

On tips from ABC of the ANC, J, and Jester. Graphic via Rod Fleming’s World.

Apr 25 2017

Quoting Ben Shapiro on College Campus Could Lead to “Sanctions”

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act,” George Orwell is said to have said. Revolutionary acts are punished by the powers that be. Consequently, on college campuses, you will be punished not only for saying that 2 + 2 = 4, but even for acknowledging that someone else said it:

Quoting other people may be deemed a violation of campus policy at Maryland’s Hood College.

The private liberal arts school, historically affiliated with the theologically liberal United Church of Christ, is investigating whether to hand down “sanctions” against the College Republicans for a glass-case display in the student center, The Frederick News-Post reports.

This is diplay a thought crime:

Leftist militants can’t dispute that Shapiro’s observations are accurate. So they call his remarks “hate speech,” declare themselves to feel “unsafe,” and get like-minded educrats to come down like a ton of bricks on anyone who might agree with him.

There is no need to wonder what will happen to liberty when the liberal ruling class that runs academia consolidates control over the rest of society. This will be the Soviet Union 2.0 not only economically, but intellectually as well.

On tips from Jester and Torcer.

Apr 25 2017

Parent Plus Loans: Mortgage Crisis 2.0

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. As part of its mission to redistribute wealth and impose equality, the government loans out $zillions to people who probably won’t be able to pay it back. When the bills come due, economic chaos results. I’m not talking about the mortgage crisis that came to a head in 2008, but student loans:

Millions of U.S. parents have taken out loans from the government to help their children pay for college. Now a crushing bill is coming due.

Hundreds of thousands have tumbled into delinquency and default. In the process, many have delayed retirement, put off health expenses and lost portions of Social Security checks and tax refunds to their lender, the federal government.

Student loans made through parents come from an Education Department program called Parent Plus, which has loans outstanding to more than three million Americans. The problem is the government asks almost nothing about its borrowers’ incomes, existing debts, savings, credit scores or ability to repay. Then it extends loans that are nearly impossible to extinguish in bankruptcy if borrowers fall on hard times.

As of September 2015, more than 330,000 people, or 11% of borrowers, had gone at least a year without making a payment on a Parent Plus loan, according to the Government Accountability Office. That exceeds the default rate on U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis. More recent Education Department data show another 180,000 of the loans were at least a month delinquent as of May 2016.

“This credit is being extended on terms that specifically, willfully ignore their ability to repay,” says Toby Merrill of Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center. “You can’t avoid that we’re targeting high-cost, high-dollar-amount loans to people who we know can’t afford to repay them.”

Parent Plus is one thread in a web of higher education loan programs that have come to resemble the subprime mortgage industry a decade ago, given the shaky quality of many of the loans.

The free market loans money wisely, based on the principle of profit. Both lender and borrower benefit. Big Government lends money foolishly, based on moonbattery. Both lender (i.e., taxpayers) and borrower get screwed.

At least with the mortgage fiasco, they could say that we all need a place to live. How many people need to spend increasingly extravagant sums to acquire a college education is highly debatable.

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Big Government loaning out our money.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 25 2017

Former Boy Scout Troop Leader Arrested for Sex With Boys

The Boy Scouts of America represented wholesomeness, normalcy, and traditional values, so of course it had to be destroyed, lest the organization impede the imposition of liberal utopia. Relentless political pressure was applied until BSA knuckled under and agreed to send young boys into the woods with openly not to say belligerently homosexual troop leaders. That means we can expect to see plenty more of this:

James R. Green Jr., 52, of Blue Springs, was charged Saturday with six counts of second-degree statutory sodomy for alleged sex acts about a dozen years ago with a then-16-year-old boy.

Green is accused of sexually assaulting a Smithville High School student in 2005 and carrying on a sexual relationship with him. Police also are investigating allegations that in recent months, Green had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Blue Springs boy.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, as we’ve been conditioned to say.

Green was a former troop leader for the Boy Scouts Heart of America Council in Kansas City.

Having caved in to LGBT thugs, BSA will become a magnet for creeps like Green, who has admitted to secretly filming boys in locker rooms. Soon it will be a punch line for the sort of jokes people make about Catholic priests and altar boys. In 5 years, it will no longer exist. By then, liberals will have forgotten all about the crucial need to have openly gay troop leaders; their attention will be focused on other pillars of our culture they want to bring crashing down.

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BSA will have James Greens by the dozens.

On a tip from Jester.

Apr 24 2017

Open Thread

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Compliments of WMD and KirklesWorth.

Apr 24 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Nasty Pelosi explains why it would be weakness to proceed with the construction of a border wall:

The wall may be more a symbol than a solution, but symbols have their uses, especially in politics. If it symbolizes a sincere resolve to enforce immigration law, it is anything but weakness.

On a tip from Torcer.

Apr 24 2017

Not Another Sundance Movie

If it’s not another Sundance movie, it sure ought to be:

On a tip from Shlockhack.

Apr 24 2017

Now It Is Racist Not to Make Eye Contact

The more frenzied progressives become in their witch hunt mentality, the more totally innocuous behavior must be regarded as racist; otherwise, the politically correct will run out of thought criminals to persecute. As with vocabulary, what was perfectly acceptable yesterday is now forbidden — including failure to make eye contact with members of politically privileged I mean “marginalized” groups:

Students who avoid making eye contact with their peers could be guilty of racism, according to Oxford University’s latest guidance.

The university’s Equality and Diversity Unit has advised students that “not speaking directly to people” could be deemed a “racial microaggression” which can lead to “mental ill-health”.

If there is one subject educrats ought to know about, it is mental ill-health.

Terrorized into eager compliance with even the most preposterous demands of the thought police, students can now be expected to make abnormally persistent eye contact with those believed to be higher in the victim caste system. Social engineers will then proclaim that it is as racist to make eye contact as not to make eye contact with sacred minorities. This decree will perfect political correctness, placing all regular people in a position where no matter what we do, it is racist. Or maybe we are already in that position.

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Mandatory — but soon maybe also forbidden.

On tips from J, Jester, Steve T, Sufferfortribe, and Torcer.

Apr 24 2017

Ben Sasse Responds to the Party of Death

The radicalization of the Democrat Party continues. Chairman of the DNC Tom Perez has laid down the law: anyone seeking public office as a Democrat anywhere in the country must support abortion. A conservative who managed to survive 2016 with his credibility intact responds:

On a tip from Torcer.

Apr 24 2017

A Commie’s Hypocrisy

For crying out loud:

You can’t have it all, because regardless of how much wealth you create, socialist thugs like Nicolas Maduro and Bernie Sanders will only let you keep as much as they think you need

These looting goons are why there is still so much poverty in the world.

Meanwhile,

Needless to say, the irony erupting from this tweet could power twenty Priuses for at least 200 miles. Sanders, rather oddly for a class-warrior socialist (or not, actually), owns three houses at the current time, a fact that came up often in the replies to this tweet. Sanders bought the third house — for $575,000 — last August, not long after losing the nomination, and the house came with 500 feet of beach on Lake Champlain. After getting a deluge of criticism for the luxury, the Sanders’ explained that they had sold a family house in Maine to buy the Lake Champlain vacation house, which means they had three houses before that, too.

Anyone who can pay for them is welcome to three houses. But where exactly does a guy who has worked as a “public servant” his whole life get that kind of money? Yet he thinks he has a right to confiscate wealth from those who actually create it.

On a tip from Torcer.

Apr 24 2017

March for Moonbattery

The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution. Saturday’s March for Science was not about science. It was a March for Moonbattery:

In reality, of course, these were marches against President Trump or, stated differently, in favor of the Democratic Party. …

To a remarkable degree, liberal media pretended, at least, to take seriously the “marches for science.” (As though the marchers’ political opponents were against science, whatever that might mean.)

Maybe an example of being against science would be supporting the March for Science, which hurt science by undermining our trust in it:

“When they behave like partisan hacks in the name of science, they politicize science and undermine trust in science,” Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), declared at a Heritage Foundation event on Wednesday. “When you use your expertise as a license to regulate others and tax others … ordinary people are going to get very skeptical, not only about your expertise but about your motives.”

If science becomes conflated with the whacky, antihuman ideology of radical environmentalists, its public esteem will suffer.

A central objective of the marches was to stifle scientific debate regarding human influence on the ever-changing climate. Needless to say, suppressing dissenting views for political reasons does not advance science.

Here’s how much the “March for Science” was actually about science:

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The liberal media has been exploiting this asinine spectacle to hype the insufferable Bill Nye into a prog superhero, so as to help him annex science to the world of politics on behalf of leftism:

No real science believes that science is political. Did Newton, Einstein, et al. take polls to determine the validity of their theories?

But Nye is not a scientist. He is an entertainer and a moonbat, and other moonbats love him for it. Countermoonbats who resent his role in subjecting children to political indoctrination under the guise of “science,” not so much.

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Another outlandish lie from WaPo.

On tips from Bodhisattva, Jester, and Torcer. Hat tip: Twitchy.

Apr 24 2017

Union Demands Sexual Perversion Be Promoted in Nursery School

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They couldn’t be nuttier.

The strategy is to get at them while they are young and innocent, before they know any better. Britain’s aptly abbreviated National Union of Teachers (NUT) says transgender indoctrination should begin with toddlers as young as 2 years:

Delegates at the NUT’s annual conference in Cardiff called on its members to promote LGBT+ issues to children starting from nursery school.

They urged ministers to make proposed sex and relationship education (SRE) “inclusive” to so that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students “are told explicitly in the law that their lives are important too”.

Deviant lives matter. This of course means that deviant lives, or rather, the deviant agenda, takes precedence.

Teachers noted that there are currently a “lack of policies which promote LGBT+ within schools” …

I would certainly hope so.

But teachers passed a motion which called on members to “campaign to ensure a comprehensive age-appropriate content including promotion of LGBT+ matters for all schools from nursery throughout all phases of state education”.

Obviously, “age-appropriate content” for children in nursery school would exclude the promotion of perverted sex acts and lifestyles that revolve around them in any society healthier than Sodom and Gomorrah.

No wonder the sort of militant moonbats who control education hate the Bible so much. Matthew 18:6 and Luke 17:2 must send chills up their spines.

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That is to say, woe to moonbats.

On a tip from Sufferfortribe.

Apr 24 2017

Muslim Professor Azhar Hussain of Indiana State University Joins Hate Hoax List

Absolutely anything goes when it comes to advancing Islam, no matter how immoral or disgraceful. Consequently, Muslims take naturally to the liberal hate hoax tactic. But not all of them are very good at it. A Muslim professor at Indiana State University managed to get himself arrested:

Azhar Hussain, 56, assistant professor of aviation technology, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony charge of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor harassment, according to Terre Haute’s Tribune-Star.

On March 8, Hussain claimed to have received threatening emails containing anti-Muslim sentiments. And on March 24, Hussain claimed that he was attacked from behind while entering his campus office.

But the professor fabricated all of the incidents, police say.

“Based upon the investigation, it is our belief that Hussain was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of anti-Muslim threats which he had created himself,” Indiana State University Police Chief Joseph Newport said Friday.

Hussain has been suspended from his teaching position, but at least he has a spot on the Hate Hoax List.

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Hussain’s jihad by other means didn’t pan out.

On tips from J, Dave F, Lyle, and Steve A.

Apr 23 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from Torcer.

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