Once moonbats have taken a piece of our culture and reengineered it to advance their objectives, that piece is gone forever — or at least until the hegemony of liberalism is overthrown.
Little Orphan Annie of the Depression era comic strip is now black. She will forever more be black. Those who don’t play along are thought criminals — with no exceptions, not even for the lefties running Target:
Target is under fire from angry consumers over its use of predominantly white models to promote a new clothing line inspired by the recent remake of hit musical Annie, which is led by an African American actress.
A Change.org petition issued by motivational speaker L’Sean Rinique Shelton, based in Bear, Delaware, calls for the retail giant to remove the ‘disrespectful’ in-store displays and apologize to the movie’s 11-year-old star, Quvenzhané Wallis.
‘In the current stench of racism and division amongst Americans, why would Target singlehandedly disrespect Quvenzhané Wallis and add more pain to injury as it relates to race relations?’ poses Ms Shelton…
You don’t know whether to laugh or tear your hair out. It is “racist” to forget to go along with Little Orphan Annie now being black. The ads being presumably intended to sell clothes to white consumers is no excuse. As TV commercials incessantly remind us, demographic engineering must always come before appealing to customers.
Like virtually all advertising, the Target ads do include a black model:
But only one girl out of three is dismissed as a “token.” We are supposed to pretend that blacks make up half the population (outside the contrived world of television/movies/advertising, they comprise only 13%).
Unsurprisingly, the “hit musical” reportedly stinks. Its rating at Rotten Tomatoes is 29%. For an explicitly politically correct movie to be ranked that low, it must be unwatchable.
Nonetheless Target had tried to get young Quvelsdvjk;askldjgwaene to take part in the ad campaign, but couldn’t reach an agreement.
In other cultural Marxism news, entertainment industry moonbats are reportedly planning to force 007 to jump the shark by casting a black as James Bond. Soon James Bond movies featuring Sean Connery or Roger Moore will disappear from television, as it will be a thought crime not to pretend that the iconic British secret agent is black and has always been black.
On tips from Jimmie C and Mr. Mentalo.
Incredibly, John McCain, the RINO who has made an entire career out of kicking conservatives in the teeth to the delight of the media, has the nerve to run for reelection yet again, despite the open contempt he has shown his constituents by immediately reversing his campaign position on illegal immigration.
How can a progressive like McCain win in a red state like Arizona? In general, backroom deals are made, exchanging favors for strategically valuable support. But this time around he has a special scheme:
Nearly a year ago, tea party agitators in Arizona managed to get John McCain censured by his own state party. Now, he’s getting his revenge.
As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies.
By “conservative firebrands,” the moonbats at Politico mean anyone to the right of liberal RINOs like McCain. The malevolent objective:
Unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices.
Under the byzantine rules of Arizona Republican Party politics, these elected officials, known as precinct committeemen, vote for local party chairmen. The chairmen, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues are highlighted — all matters of central concern for McCain heading into 2016, when the threat of a primary looms.
Prior to Aug. 26, when the races for the party offices were held, the vast majority of the 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents. Now, after an influx of candidates were recruited by the senator’s allies, around 40 percent of those offices — 1,531 to be exact — will be held by people McCain’s team regards as friendly. They will have the power to vote down hostile Republican chairmen in each of their respective localities.
The strategy has worked for another liberal who chooses to run as a Republican because he lives in a conservative state, Utah’s odious Orrin Hatch. Via Hot Air:
Utah was the very first state to oust a Republican Senate incumbent in favor of a tea partier when GOP delegates bounced Bob Bennett in 2010 and replaced him with Mike Lee. Hatch, a fellow establishment dinosaur, feared the same would happen to him; an early internal poll of the delegates who defeated Bennett showed similarly low levels of support for Hatch. So Hatch huddled with his team and came up with a plan — instead of trying to win over the delegates, which was unlikely given the ideological rift between them, he would try to replace them. He recruited thousands of people to run as delegates and then thousands more to turn out at their local precincts on election night and vote for those delegates. Result: Not only did Hatch comfortably win reelection in 2012, he came within less than a point of winning the 60 percent of delegates he would have needed to bypass a primary altogether and win his party’s nomination by de facto acclamation. That was a true Empire Strikes Back moment for establishmentarians. No wonder McCain wants to emulate it.
The only thing better than replacing recalcitrant committeemen and delegates is replacing the voters. This is why McCain has been such an aggressive advocate of amnesty.
On a tip from Rob E.
If there is anyone left (besides Obama and the Pope) who still takes the global warming hoax seriously, this story may prove helpful:
A storm has slammed parts of Southern California, unleashing snow and rain that will focus on the Southwestern states into 2015.
The storm will continue to usher in frigid air, bringing a frost and freeze to a large part of California into the end of the week. …
Temperatures are forecast to drop as low as the middle 20s to near 30 degrees for a couple of hours in agricultural areas of Southern California Thursday night into Friday night.
As for the skyrocketing carbon dioxide levels that according to global warming theory should have ruined the planet by now,
Tropical forests are growing faster than scientists thought due to rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
A Nasa-led study has found that tropical forests are absorbing 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year as they photosynthesise and grow. …
As emissions add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, forests worldwide are using it to grow faster.
As some of us are old enough to have been taught in grade school, carbon dioxide is a good thing, because it makes plants grow — not just jungles, but also crops needed to feed people. After absorbing carbon dioxide, plants emit the oxygen we need for breathing.
But carbon dioxide emissions do have one shortcoming: they do not make the weather warmer.
Hat tip: Drudge.
Texans already know better than to elect a lib like Wendy Davis (a.k.a. Abortion Barbie). But hopefully this lesson will prove instructive for others who might be tempted to cast their votes foolishly:
As you might recall, she voiced support during the campaign for governor for legislation to approve open carry — the right to carry a handgun in full view. At the time it seemed out of character. However, she insisted that this was a long-held core belief as a Texan.
Now that the election is over, she tells the San Antonio-Express News:
“There is one thing that I would do differently in that campaign, and it relates to the position that I took on open carry. I made a quick decision on that with a very short conversation with my team and it wasn’t really in keeping with what I think is the correct position on that issue.”
Fortunately she lost, so we may never know what other core beliefs were actually positions she temporarily adopted so as to dupe voters. But at least we can be sure that she truly believes in the sanctity of abortion.
The lesson: leftists will be leftists, whatever lies they may tell on the campaign trail.
On a tip from G. Fox.
Great news for Muslim colonists: butchering the innocent is nothing they have to feel guilty about:
Federal prosecutors opened a window into the twisted mind of al-Shabaab goon Ali Yasin Ahmed in papers filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, where he is charged with co-defendants Madhi Hashi and Mohammed Yusuf with providing material support to the Somalia-based militant group, which has merged with al Qaeda to wreak havoc throughout the world.
Conversations between Ahmed and Yusuf, who are Swedish citizens, were intercepted in November 2008.
They don’t make Swedes like they used to.
Yusuf had some qualms about joining al-Shabaab,
But Ahmed puts his comrade’s jitters to rest, according to the court papers. “Ahmed minimized the significance of suicide bombings against civilian targets and suggested that if such attacks were in fact a sin, they were an immaterial, forgivable sin comparable to masturbation,” Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shreve Ariail, Seth DuCharme and Richard Tucker wrote.
The three defendants joined al-Shabaab and served under the command of Arabi-American Jehad Mostafa, a San Diego native who made the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists. Hashi, 25, was allegedly a member of a suicide bombing unit. Ahmed 29, and Yusuf, 31, allegedly received military training. …
Al-Shabaab was responsible for the horrific attack last year at Westgate shopping mall in Kenya that left 67 dead.
This is what the liberal ruling class of Sweden and the USA has been importing on a massive scale. If you regret not being in Kenya for the Westgate massacre, you will love the rich multicultural tapestry that is replacing our civilization.
On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Refugee Resettlement Watch.
Alternative Right’s choice of Idiot of the Month isn’t the only moonbat to discover the hard way that Black Lives Matter protests are no place for useful idiots with even a vestigial regard for civilized conduct. Via SFGate:
A powerful video posted to YouTube shows a bloodied man in the moments after he had two teeth knocked out by masked vandals [December 9] in Oakland during a protest against police brutality that ranged from Berkeley to Oakland to Emeryville. (Warning: profane language.)
The video, posted by former Chronicle reporter Justin Berton, shows the aftermath of the unidentified man’s efforts to stop people from lighting a dumpster on fire. …
As the victim in the video retrieves his glasses from the dumpster, a man tells him, “You need to let everyone do their own thing,” a reference to destructive protest tactics. “You can’t block anyone from doing their own thing.” Then a woman on a bike swears at the injured man, calls him an idiot and tells him, “Go the f— home.”
Resolved to make his point, the man says, “This harms movements. This harms our ability to protest. Every time we do this, they can stop our marches … They just knocked my two teeth out. I did nothing violent …. All I did was passively try to stop them.”
“Don’t do it,” another man at the scene tells him. “Look what happened.”
Here’s a longer video, even more chock full of obscenity, that shows the attack:
If this guy had tried to prevent arson like this among a different racial milieu, he would be lucky to be alive. Hopefully he learned something about the contrived movement he let himself be exploited by taking part in.
On a tip from Pork_Soda.
Better luck next Christmas:
On a tip from TED.
Since moonbattery is the official establishment ideology, most every large company can be found guilty of pandering to it. But some go the extra mile, as if they actually mean it. For example, Chipotle is openly hostile to those who exercise our right to bear arms, has bizarrely claimed that it may have to stop serving guacamole due to conspicuously nonexistent global warming, sometimes caters to a highly dubious clientele, and even inflicts nauseating foolishness like this on its customers:
But the suits must have some concern for public opinion, because they have apparently disciplined an employee who took this liberal ideology to the extreme of driving disgusted police officers out the door with insulting Hands Up Don’t Shoot idiocy:
Chipotle Mexican Grill is apologizing to a crew of NYPD cops who were served up an anti-police insult in Brooklyn during a recent trip to the fast-food eatery.
Nine of New York’s Finest walked into the Montague Street restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn around 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 16 and were greeted by a Chipotle employee who raised his hands up, a gesture that has become a symbol of anti-police sentiment across the country.
The burrito shop is close to the 84th Precinct, where slain Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu worked before they were gunned down on Dec. 20.
Unsurprisingly, in light of its hostility to the Second Amendment, Chipotle appears to be prone to armed robberies. Thieves avoid situations where they are likely to encounter armed resistance. Similarly, police may sometimes avoid places where they are not welcome. Play it safe and eat at Qdoba.
On tips from Henry, Rob E, and Jimmie C.
If you find yourself living in Michigan, advice that has been wise for decades now goes double: get out before liberalism makes things even worse.
Michigan now has more food stamp recipients than it does public school students, an analysis of federal and state statistics by Breitbart News reveals.
Food stamp moochers number 1,679,421.
According to the Michigan Department of Education, the state’s total pupil count for K-12 is 1,564,114.
Those kids had better study hard, considering how many will be riding on the backs of those who graduate.
Not that all of these people are actually poor:
Michigan’s food stamp program has struggled to combat fraud and abuse. As recently as last week, for example, three brothers pleaded guilty for their roles in a food stamp fraud scheme at the Middle Eastern Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that cost taxpayers $1,278,700.
This year, Michigan’s food stamp program cost taxpayers $2,576,165,148.
Those taxes, along with excessive regulations and disincentives to work, have driven enough wealth creators out of the state to set it spinning into the Democrat Death Spiral.
Liberals in both parties would no doubt offer to solve Michigan’s problem of fewer children than food stamp moochers by importing zillions more moochers from the Third World under the false premise that they will all slave nobly to prop up the crumbling welfare state. A more realistic solution would be to bribe Canada into annexing Detroit.
On a tip from Rob E.
They say Jeb Bush is currently leading the pack among Republican presidential candidates. The reasons to oppose his candidacy tooth and nail are too numerous to list here, but this one would suffice all by itself:
Jeb Bush never wavered in his support for the Common Core state standards — not even after the education benchmarks became a target for Tea Party groups decrying federal overreach in education.
Results of the liberal ideologues in Washington taking control of local classrooms through Common Core have included lunatic math, degenerate, age-inappropriate reading assignments, undermining the Second Amendment, promotion of ghetto culture, and of course politically correct, anti-American indoctrination.
Bush, who has played a key role in setting the national education agenda since leaving the governor’s mansion in 2007, was among the earliest supporters of the Common Core standards.
Even Romney, the quintessential liberal establishmentarian Republican, has come out against Common Core.
Not Bush. His nonprofit Foundation for Excellence in Education doubled down on the Common Core, launching an initiative called Conservative for Higher Standards.
It isn’t just the Tea Party that does not want Common Core to do to education what ObamaCare is doing to health insurance.
A PDK/Gallup Poll released in August found that 60 percent of Americans oppose the use of Common Core standards. Of the Republicans surveyed, 76 percent said they objected to the new benchmarks.
Considering the leftward tilt of the media, 60% opposition to a liberal cause is significant. Like illegal immigration and ObamaCare, Common Core would be a winning issue to any Republican willing to meaningfully oppose Democrats. That excludes Jeb, whose policies put him far to the left of the Republican base. His nomination would be the country club liberal GOP establishment’s ultimate insult to the conservative voters it exploits to win elections and make the rise of a third party inevitable.
On tips from JusttheTipHQ and Conan.
At least the Age of Hope & Change is providing lots of laughs for our adversaries abroad. Russians now sneeringly refer to the USA as Pindostan:
The word ‘pindos’ in Russian is highly offensive, and defines a helpless creature that is a product of a very bad educational system, one who can survive in this world only with the help of various gadgets.
A favorite object of Russian ridicule is the clownish State Department spokesmoonbat Jen Psaki:
She has an anti-fan club of haters who consider her not to be very bright—they even invented their own anti-IQ unit called 1 Psaki. One who has 3 Psakis has a brain of a clam. The term ‘psaking’ in Russian political newspeak means to know nothing about the subject while saying something banal and politically correct.
Russians call Obama “Maximka” after a black boy in a Soviet propaganda film. They would probably give him 4 Psakis.
Like a lot of Americans, Russians initially had an open mind toward Obama, but by now the verdict is clear:
Currently, 76% of Russians hate Obama personally and only a meager 2% like him. In 2009 only 12% of Russians had extremely negative feelings towards Obama.
Remember the sanctimonious crap from liberals about how the world would love us after Obama took power? Of all the empty promises and outright lies used to hype him into the White House, that one was the most preposterous.
We have a lot of work to do if we are ever going to redeem ourselves in the eyes of the world after Obama is finally gone.
On a tip from Lyle.
Ever try to organize a formal wedding in Hawaii? I’m told it can be a major hassle. It’s worse when the Slacker in Chief commandeers the premises at the last moment so he can play still more golf:
President Obama’s golf game forced the dream Hawaii wedding of two Army captains to be moved at the last moment.
Army lovebirds Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. weren’t told until Saturday afternoon that their Sunday ceremony at Kaneophe Klipper Golf Course had to be uprooted because the commander-in-chief would be playing through. …
The golf course, which is on Marine Base Hawaii, is a popular wedding spot because of its spectacular Pacific Ocean views.
Too bad they aren’t homosexuals staging some blasphemous parody of a wedding, rather than soldiers serving the country that Obama (or whoever is running things while he plays golf) has been systematically dismantling. More consideration would have been shown.
As of December 21, Obama had spent 208 days golfing since we were first asked to regard him as the President, according to ObamaGolfCounter.com. How many days have you spent goofing around at other people’s expense in the past six years?
On tips from Henry, Varla, and Stormfax.
You can’t say the mainstream media is good for nothing so long as it provides us with so many laughs (language alert):
Hat tip: Viral Buzz.
Al Sharpton is generally regarded as a piece of scum — a tax-dodging socialist and professional race baiter who has gotten numerous people killed in pogroms. (For those not familiar with his worst outrages against decency, Ben Shapiro provides a quick rundown.) Sharpton is not regarded by anyone as a gifted television anchor. Yet he has his own prime time show on MSNBC. The reason could have something to do with Comcast wanting to merge with NBC, which in the USSA requires the approval of bureaucrats. Fortunately for crony capitalists, these bureaucrats can be bribed. Via Washingtonian:
To rally political support for the merger, Comcast’s political-action committee handed out campaign cash, and [well-connected political fixer David] Cohen worked to head off the concerns over diversity [i.e., complaints that people were being promoted based on merit rather than for not being white]. Between 2008 and 2010, Comcast’s corporate foundation donated more than $3 million to 39 minority groups that wrote letters to federal regulators in support of the NBC deal. Comcast and NBC Universal also worked out an agreement with advocacy groups guaranteeing increased “minority participation in news and public affairs programming”—so long as the deal went through. And in 2009 and 2010, Comcast gave $155,000 to an organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton, who ended up endorsing the merger.
Like Jesse Jackson, Sharpton has made a fortune by putting himself it a position to determine what is and is not “racist.” Sharpton’s position in this regard is particularly lucrative due to his exceedingly close relationship with Obama.
Western Journalism elaborates on the merger deal:
In January, 2011, Washington approved the deal. And lo and behold, Al Sharpton — who had virtually no professional broadcast experience but did have a long history of legal entanglements and ethical quandaries — landed a prime-time show on MSNBC.
Not only would Reverend Al have the kind of “legitimate” pulpit from which he could pontificate with an assumed air of “credibility,” he could also enjoy a reboot of sorts — a network-sanctioned passage out of the shadow of his past troubles.
And Obama’s White House could have its loyal advocate and ally in place to carry forward the narrative five nights a week.
Now, no matter how deeply Sharpton inserts himself into and tries to influence raging racial controversies…no matter how much criticism is directed his way…no matter how many goofs and gaffes he racks up on his show, Sharpton seems to be a protected entity.
He can even help get police officers assassinated without damaging his career. On the contrary, his presence probably lends credibility to MSNBC in the addled minds of the moonbats who are now its exclusive audience. Everyone else has been driven away not only by the channel’s demented hard left politics, but by the ever-deteriorating level of broadcast professionalism.
Behold the ruinous effects of Affirmative Action combined with cronyism:
On tips from Varla, Sean C, Rob E, and R F.
Congratulations to the Berkeley biking enthusiast who overcame heavy competition from other white liberal Black Lives Matter types to win the Idiot of the Month Award from Alternative Right:
Wearing a cycling helmet and a home-made protest T-shirt with the slogan “Cops: Stop Killing Black Men,” he certainly stood out among the be-hooded “youths” that he had foolishly chosen to ally himself with. Things took a nasty turn when he tried to assert his “white privilege” in order to stop them looting a Radio Shack to instead focus on the much more important business of his moral posturing. One hammer blow to the head later, the bearded, Black-loving, bicycle-riding burk from Berkeley was one idiot award richer, but alas none the wiser.
But who knows? Maybe this knocked some sense into him:
Thankfully the police he was protesting against must have arrived in time to prevent the sacred oppressed persons from beating him to death for being white as they did with Zemir Begic, because here he is still alive:
Good thing he was wearing that helmet.
On a tip from Bodhisattva.
You know the Catholic Church is in trouble when the left-wing Guardian refers to Francis as the “superman pope.” He didn’t earn this dubious honor just by brokering Obama’s embrace of the communist slave state in Cuba. He has promoted state-inflicted poverty by attacking economic freedom and is now pushing the global warming hoax:
In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world’s main religions.
The reason for such frenetic activity, says Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is the pope’s wish to directly influence next year’s crucial UN climate meeting in Paris, when countries will try to conclude 20 years of fraught negotiations with a universal commitment to reduce emissions.
Reducing emissions reduces our standard of living. It does not reduce temperatures, as if they needed reducing. The global warming hoax has already been definitively debunked. According to the bogus theory it is based on, skyrocketing carbon emissions should result in corresponding temperatures. Yet temperatures have remained level for the past 18 years.
Nonetheless, the hoax is still seen as useful by those with hard left political agendas, who see it as a pretext to impose oligarchical collectivist authoritarianism. Except during extreme weather events that will happen no matter what, these power grabbers do not have the climate on their side. But they do have the Pope.
Following a visit in March to Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated in 2012 by typhoon Haiyan, the pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology. Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests, who will distribute it to parishioners.
According to Vatican insiders, Francis will meet other faith leaders and lobby politicians at the general assembly in New York in September, when countries will sign up to new anti-poverty and environmental goals.
It is no accident that the “anti-poverty” (i.e., anti-capitalism) and environmental goals are mentioned together. Free market capitalism has done vastly more to lift people out of poverty than any other system in history. Consequently, destroying it so as to replace it with Soviet-style serfdom requires more than just tired and empty rhetoric about the poor, who will be far more numerous and far more poor if leftists are able to prevent the creation of wealth.
In recent months, the pope has argued for a radical new financial and economic system to avoid human inequality and ecological devastation. In October he told a meeting of Latin American and Asian landless peasants and other social movements: “An economic system centred on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it.
“The system continues unchanged, since what dominates are the dynamics of an economy and a finance that are lacking in ethics. It is no longer man who commands, but money. Cash commands.
“The monopolising of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness,” he said.
It is hard to say who would applaud this sophomoric rhetoric more enthusiastically: Al Gore or Karl Marx.
Note the emphasis on “human inequality.” People cannot be both equal and free, at least not in an economic sense. Holding everyone but the unavoidable ruling elite to a lowest common denominator has never increased the standard of living for the masses and never will.
The days of Jean Paul II confronting communist tyranny have never been more missed.
The cheering leftists at the Guardian refer to “Francis’s environmental radicalism.” Given its explicit elevation of the nonhuman over the human, there has never been a more un-Christian ideology than environmental radicalism. The Pope praising the Devil would not be more appalling.
People of weak faith believe that Christianity needs to get with the times or become obsolete. This will not be accomplished by chaining the Catholic Church to a hoax that an increasing percentage of the population can see through to its malevolent authoritarian objectives.
On a tip from Stormfax.