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Mar 31 2016

Open Thread

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On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 31 2016

Hillary Clinton Cackles About Bill’s Infidelity

The strangest things will set off the witchlike cackle that serves Shrillary as a crude imitation of laughter. Here she is inspired to open wide her maw and screech over her sleazy husband’s habit of constantly cheating on her:

On Tuesday, Geneva Ridgefield, mother of Sandra Bland, discussed how people she meets complain that Hillary Clinton has lied. Ridgefield defended Clinton, and later joked about Bill Clinton, “If I was to be held accountable for everything my man did, whoa! We’d have a problem!”

Clinton burst out laughing.

It’s as if she laughs because she has been told that’s what humans do, but she is unclear on when they do it.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 31 2016

In New York Alone

In light of this information, only extreme gullibility can explain how it is possible that Donald Trump is taken seriously as a Republican:

This moonbat bankroller is supposedly the guy who will rescue us from the corruption of the donor class. Funnier still is that back when he was willing to participate in debates, he accused the booing audience of being made up of donors.

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

Mar 31 2016

Why “Democratic” Socialism Doesn’t Work

“Democratic” socialism = socialism = communism by increments. It does not work:

Mar 31 2016

Transgender House

Are you a moonbat with more money than you know what to do with? Why not help flush what’s left of our culture the rest of the way down the toilet by donating to Transgender House?

Each year Planting Peace transforms the Equality House for one week, painting it the colors of the transgender flag. Last year, 8 year old Avery Jackson, a transgender child, visited the house while it was painted with transgender pride and realized there must be a community of people who would support her. It was that day she decided to start showing her face in pictures because she knew she’d be safe and accepted. “I loved the Rainbow House when it was painted like the transgender flag. I felt so happy and proud to be transgender.” Avery’s story touched us so much that Planting Peace has joined forces with her to expand one house over from the Equality House and permanently paint our neighboring house the color of the transgender flag…

This thumb in the eye is intended to show those not in favor of the LGBT lifestyle who is in charge.

Judging by the long pink hair and the use of female pronouns above, Avery must be a boy:

In utopia, all houses will scream the “transgender colors,” just like the White House after the Supreme Court imposed homosexual marriage:

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On a tip from Steve T.

Mar 31 2016

Male College Student Becomes Momentarily Famous by Carrying Tampons

These days it doesn’t take much to achieve fame:

A gender fluid college student who doesn’t menstruate is shutting down period shaming by carrying tampons in fanny pack for any person who needs one.

The reason the “gender fluid” student doesn’t happen to menstruate is that he is a man.

Chance Ward, a 20-year-old student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, who was born male, has become an internet sensation after sharing a Facebook post about the importance of supporting those who menstruate while recounting how a woman at the gym apologized because she was overheard asking her friend for a tampon.

‘Me being me, I hit ha [her] with the “girl, u gucci” before reaching down into my fanny pack and giving her one of the tampons I keep in there,’ Chance wrote last week.

In the Internet Age, Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes have been downsized to 15 seconds, the better to suit modern attention spans. Chance has received his 15 seconds:

Chance’s empowering post has been shared more than 9,000 times since it was posted on March 22, and it has even attracted the attention of Nicki Minaj, who shared the message on her Facebook page.

‘He da realist. This is everything [sic],’ she wrote of Chance’s message, and the college student was undoubtedly thrilled by the rapper’s response.

From here on, the rest of Chance’s life will be anticlimactic.

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Mr. Chance Ward, making the most of his 15 seconds of infamy.

On a tip from Henry.

Mar 31 2016

Australian Newspeak Dictionary and History Text Update

Ingsoc party members who reside in Australia are advised to update their Newspeak dictionaries in light of the latest speech restrictions:

Anything with the word ‘man’ [e.g., “sportsmanlike”] or titles including ‘Mrs’ and Miss’ are off limits at Newcastle University while students at Western Sydney University are restricted from being sarcastic, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Banning sarcasm is a welcome development for advocates of absolute conformity. What use is it merely to ban words when it is the intent behind the words that must be eradicated before an ideologically homogeneous utopia can be achieved?

Australians also need to revise their history texts:

The revelation comes after it was reported that students were being taught to refer to Australia as having been ‘invaded’ by the British rather than discovered or settled as history books have commonly suggested. …

According to a Diversity Toolkit on Indigenous terminology for the University of NSW, it is more appropriate to say the country was invaded or occupied. … The teaching toolkit is understood to be based on similar guidelines at universities across Australia.

History students must keep in mind that only that which undermines or invalidates Western Civilization is true. When it has been destroyed from within, we can all live in bliss like the Aborigines.

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Through political correctness, the pre-Western world can be restored.

On a tip from Dean D.

Mar 31 2016

Who to Blame for Trump? Start With Rush Limbaugh

It has been noted that no one ever asks who deserves credit for the rise of Donald Trump. But everyone has an opinion on who deserves blame. A large share of it has been earned by Rush Limbaugh.

To maintain his massive audience, Rush has tried to have it both ways, accurately praising Ted Cruz as “the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan” but devoting a tediously large percentage of his airtime to defending the indefensible Trump from critics, most of whom Rush denounces with adolescent demagoguery built upon the increasingly meaningless term, “the Establishment.”

Trump toxin is causing the Republican Party to come apart before our eyes, ensuring a massive defeat in November. Because he has legitimized Trump, Rush is complicit:

Early in the campaign, when Trump attacked Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) status as a war hero, Limbaugh responded by praising Trump’s courage, defending him as “an embattled public figure” willing to “stand up for himself, double down and tell everybody to go to hell.” Through a long series of controversies, Limbaugh has excused Trump’s narcissism and bluster as an endearing “schtick.” Trump’s deviations from conservative orthodoxy are noted but considered secondary. “I think with the case of Trump,” argues Limbaugh, “there’s a much bigger upside than downside.”

The upside, in this view, is not just taking the political fight to liberalism; it is also overturning a failed and corrupt Republican political order. Limbaugh dismisses defenders of this order as fundamentally self-interested. “[Trump] has put together a coalition that’s exactly what the Republican Party says that it needs to win, and yet, look what they’re doing. They’re trying to get Trump out of the race, because they’re not in charge of it.” Opposing Trump is the work of a “cliquish, elitist club,” preserving its influence and employment prospects. This criticism is sometimes expanded to include the conservative intelligentsia. “I’m talking about the establishment,” says Limbaugh, “conservative media, the brainiacs, the think tanks, the professors.”

Who is the most influential brainiac in the conservative media establishment? Unfortunately, Rush is.

For decades, Limbaugh set the tone of popular conservatism by arguing for ideological purity. Now, the great champion of conservatism has enabled the rise of the “least conservative Republican presidential aspirant in living memory” (in the words of Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs). Trump is a candidate who talks more of personal rule than of limited government. A candidate who praises a single-payer health system, proposes higher taxes on the wealthy, opposes entitlement reform and advocates the systematic destruction of Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy. This is the politician Limbaugh has given the ideological hall pass of a lifetime.

Rush’s attack on the motives of those with the integrity to defend their principles from Trumpism is especially galling:

Many men and women I know who work on Capitol Hill, in conservative media or in think tanks are hardly in it for the money or job security. Criticizing their venality from 30,000 feet in his Gulfstream jet rings particularly hollow.

Given his position, Limbaugh has a responsibility to defend the Republican Party and the conservative movement from a pernicious charlatan who has inflicted massive damage on both and is likely to inflict far more, even if it would entail risking a temporary downturn in his ratings. But when the battle to defend conservatism from its most serious threat got underway, he dropped his rifle and ran. I am not the only longtime fan who is done with him.

One thing we can thank Trump for is separating the wheat from the chaff. Those who stayed true to conservative principles like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin will be respected for it when this debacle is finally over and the rebuilding begins. Unprincipled hacks like Limbaugh and Sean Hannity will be despised.

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By not choosing, he chose.

On tips from Torcer.

Mar 31 2016

Vegetarianism Leads to Genetic Mutations That Increase Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

If vegetarianism were not unnatural, moonbats wouldn’t dream of imposing it by force. Science confirms that our flesh-tearing canines are there for a reason; we were designed to eat meat:

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found. …

The finding may help explain previous research which found vegetarian populations are nearly 40 per cent more likely to suffer colorectal cancer than meat eaters…

Researchers from Cornell University in the US compared hundreds of genomes from a primarily vegetarian population in Pune, India to traditional meat-eating people in Kansas and found there was a significant genetic difference.

Maybe American ways beat politically correct Third World ways after all.

To make the problem worse, the mutation also hinders the production of beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid which is protective against heart disease.

Just in case the threat of cancer and heart disease aren’t enough to motivate you to tuck into a steak…

Previous studies have shown that vegetarianism and veganism can lead to problems with fertility by lowering sperm counts.

Separate research from Harvard University also found that a diet high in fruit and vegetables may impact fertility because men are consuming high quantities of pesticides.

Darwinism works in not-so-mysterious ways.

Many vegetarians also struggle to get enough protein, iron, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and calcium which are essential for health. One study found that vegetarians had approximately five percent lower bone-mineral density (BMD) than non-vegetarians.

But at least militant vegetarians never struggle to get enough smug piety.

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Vegetables are a side dish, not a meal.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 31 2016

Mama Nanny Cat Dog Demands Annual Mental Examinations for Gun Owners

There is hope. The right to bear arms — one of the basic liberties upon which the nation was founded — is still honored even in the vicinity of the capital. But not everyone is pleased:

Hundreds turned out at the grand opening of a gun shop just a few miles from the Washington, D.C. city limits on Saturday.

The Arlington storefront was packed with people handling a wide variety of firearms, eating breakfast pastries, and talking to the staff of NOVA Armory. The small boutique, which specializes in high-end firearms, opened despite fierce resistance from local anti-gun activists and politicians.

The resistance included a protest targeting the gun shop’s opening.

The protest was held several blocks away from the store in a local park, and most protestors did not come over to the actual location of the store. Kathy Witkowski-Jacobs, a self-identified “hippie” from Arlington who requested to be referred to as “Mama Nanny Cat Dog,” was the lone protestor to show up outside the store. At her feet was a plate of food somebody at NOVA Armory had brought out for her.

“First of all, I think anybody that has a gun needs to get their head examined like we get our eyes checked every year,” she said, holding a sign warning that gun violence may force everyone to homeschool their kids to keep them safe. “Those that have guns need to get regular yearly check-ups because look at the monster that went into Newtown and annihilated all those babies. It’s not the guns, it’s the gun owners who are unstable.”

Yearly psychological evaluations would allow bureaucrats to ensure that firearms never fall into the hands of the unstable.

Bureaucrats might find that anyone wanting to own a firearm is ipso facto unstable. This would solve the problem of guns in private hands — not counting criminals, of course.

On a tip from Steve T.

Mar 30 2016

Open Thread

hannity-trump

Via Mo B.

Mar 30 2016

American Fascists

Let’s not let the obvious parallels between Trump Mania and the rise of national socialism in Central Europe distract us from the less ephemeral fascist threat from the radical left:

Via Truth Revolt, on a tip from Torcer.

Mar 30 2016

Pledge to Support Nominee Discarded as Party Unity Dies of Trump Toxin

The sun rose in the east this morning, and in less surprising news, Trump has officially discarded his promise to support the Republican nominee if he does not win the nomination.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Tuesday he could no longer pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee.

“I’ll look at it. I’ll see who it is,” the [supposed] billionaire told moderator Anderson Cooper during a CNN town hall.

Trump has both flipped and flopped on the issue.

The other candidates are also backing away from their earlier pledge to support any Republican nominee, Cruz for the obvious reason that Trump has publicly and viciously attacked his wife, the barely relevant Kasich for whatever inscrutable motives drive pernicious gadflies.

As explained at Hot Air, Trump abandoning the pledge now is not in his best interest. It is another example of the political incompetence that guarantees he would lose in a landslide to Hillary.

Whether the fractured state of the party results in a third-party run hardly matters. The Democrats have already won this election, which would have been a cakewalk for Republicans if not for Donald Trump — or to be more accurate, if not for the angry mob that has been committing an act of political vandalism by supporting Trump despite or rather because of his obvious unsuitability for the office.

Anyone surprised?

On tips from Torcer, Alphamail, and Henry.

Mar 30 2016

Transsexual Sues Barbershop

No matter what happens with transgender people, if they don’t like it, it is discrimination and grounds for them to sue:

A transgender man is suing a Southern California barbershop that allegedly refused to cut his hair after the barber identified him as a woman.

Rose Trevis said Hawleywood’s barbershop in Long Beach refused him service, saying it did not serve women. The barbershop claimed it had a policy that did not allow for women’s haircuts and said it had the right to refuse services to anyone, according to the lawsuit.

“I felt very upset, I guess discriminated against,” Trevis [sniveled menacingly].

Judging by the use of male pronouns in a mainstream media report, Rose apparently is a woman who was posing as a man.

Whether the barbershop was properly equipped to cut Rose’s hair is beside the point. It is every business’s responsibility to have whatever facilities are required to never “discriminate” against any favored groups.

In a free country, economic interactions like getting a haircut would be based on mutual consent. But progressives regard the lack of coercion to be oppressive.

Once paying off mobsters was a price of doing business. Now we have to pay off crybullies who devote their lives to making freakish spectacles of themselves.

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So far as I know, Divine managed to get his hair done without lawsuits.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Mar 30 2016

Kim Jong-Un Tells His Slaves to Prepare for Famine

North Korean readers are advised to stock up on roots to chew. Their communist slave state is headed for another famine:

In a proclamation that will strike fear into the hearts of the North Korean people, state media has ordered the citizenry to prepare for a new “arduous march”.

The term was first coined by the North Korean leadership in 1993 as a metaphor for the four-year famine that decimated the nation from 1994.

The famine – in which as many as 3.5 million of the nation’s 22 million people died – was brought on by economic mismanagement, natural disasters, the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the consequent loss of aid, combined with the regime’s insistence on continuing a life of luxury and feeding the military.

Now, less than one month after the United Nations Security Council voted in favour of new sanctions against North Korea for its recent nuclear and missile tests, Pyongyang has announced a nationwide campaign to save food.

“The road to revolution is long and arduous”, an editorial in the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper stated on Monday. “We may have to go on an arduous march, during which we will have to chew the roots of plants once again”.

Citizens are being forced to “donate” scarce food to the government, and there has been a crackdown on open-air markets.

Meanwhile, in South Korea there is plenty to eat. In the USA, communist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders enjoys widespread support.

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Following in North Korea’s footsteps.

On a tip from Saxon Warrior.

Mar 30 2016

The Corey Lewandowski–Michelle Fields Story Isn’t Just About Thuggery and Dishonesty; It Is About Incompetence

Some have sneered that it is “politically correct” to be appalled at the way Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski committed battery against reporter Michelle Fields. They also don’t care that Lewandowski and Trump have been caught in proven lies about what happened. The whole incident is trivial, we are told. But it is not trivial, even aside from the thuggery and dishonesty that characterize the Trump camp. The story goes to the basic issue of political competence. John Hawkins describes how easy it would have been to defuse the entire situation even after Lewandowski had left that nasty bruise on Fields’ arm:

[I]t was still the world’s most easily fixable situation given that Michelle Fields worked at a place that many people jokingly refer to as “Trumpbart.” All it would have taken was one phone call from Lewandowski saying something like, “Oh my gosh, I’m sorry. It was getting crazy and we were worried about security and I was just trying to help Trump. I would feel so awful if I hurt you. In fact, let me make it up to you. Next time you’re in town, why don’t you come on Mr. Trump’s jet and meet him? No, I insist — I have got to make this up to you because I feel TERRIBLE about it.”

If they were competent, that’s what they would have done.

But instead Trump et al. told lies and attacked Fields.

Consequently, Trumpbart was forced to choose between its idol and common decency. It chose the former, causing six employees to resign in disgust, including Fields and the high-profile Ben Shapiro. The credibility of Trump’s best online media friend is now shot.

Trump’s supporters characteristically went after Fields like a pack of feral dogs. This and Lewandowski’s refusal to admit what he did forced her hand:

People were even encouraging Michelle Fields to go to the police if she wasn’t lying, “Why doesn’t she do that? Obviously because she’s a huge liar! ” So, after Fields was backed into a corner by the Trump campaign and left with the option of being forever branded a delusional liar who “made it all up,” she filed a complaint with the police. Then the response to this was something akin to, “How dare she file charges!” Of course, the police didn’t have that reaction. They looked at the video, saw Corey Lewandowski jerk Michelle Fields backwards and filed simple battery charges.

The Trump camp has also backed itself into a corner. The Great Orange One has reduced himself to whining that the Secret Service was not able to defend him from the featherweight Michelle Fields, that he ought to press charges against her, that her pen might have been a weapon, et cetera.

Step back and consider this from the point of view of general election voters:

After bashing Ted Cruz’s wife and being blamed for a National Enquirer story that smeared more conservative women, Trump now has to deal with his campaign manager being charged with battering a woman while Trump supports him to the hilt. It looks awful because it is awful.

Trump already has a staggering 70% unfavorable rating among women. The general election will be against the first female presidential candidate. His incompetence regarding Michelle Fields will cost him.

It is even possible that some of his supporters will grasp that a guy this politically incompetent is not the best candidate to run against the Democrats, and would be a terrible president who would cripple the party even if he somehow managed to win.

Doubling down on his incompetent reaction yesterday.

On tips from Torcer.

Mar 30 2016

Red Carpet for Cubans Crossing US Border From Mexico Features Cash, Social Security Cards, Food Stamps, Medicaid

Money! Step right up and get your free money! Foreigners only please!

Thousands of Cubans rushing the U.S. border in record numbers are being greeted with a Welcome Wagon operation the provides them with taxpayer-funded benefits including cash, a Social Security card, food stamps, and Medicaid, according to a review of the latest immigration crisis on the border.

During a field trip to the Laredo, Texas crossing point, two experts from the Center for Immigration Studies documented how Cubans are provided with the services free of charge in a storefront operation set up by a Cuban immigrant, who even provides housing and schedules transportation to Miami. …

The office is manned by a Cuban immigrant, Alejandro Ruiz, who shows the border-crossers what America has to offer.

Ruiz’s refugee resettlement operation is believed to be subsidized by the same taxpayers who finance all the free goodies he passes out.

“Ruiz explained that he takes Cuban migrants to the Health and Human Services offices to get access to TANF (cash welfare), SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. During our visit he also showed us two envelopes with Social Security cards ready to be picked up by newly arrived islanders. Additionally, Ruiz gave us a checklist that he gives the migrants, which notes all the documents they need to have in order to acquire a work permit. While the Cubans wait for all their benefits to be in order, Ruiz provides them a place to stay,” wrote [Kausha] Luna.

The welcome is so extravagant that even Cubans who have been living in Europe are making their way to Mexico so they can cross the border and climb aboard the taxpayer-funded gravy train.

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Welcome to the Land of the Free Lunch.

On tips from Torcer and Bodhisattva.

Mar 30 2016

Amanda Marcotte Explains How Hillary Got Her Reputation as a Liar

Moonbat blogger Amanda Marcotte offers her theory as to how Shrillary Rotten became infamous as an inveterate liar:

Okay. Or maybe the way it works is, they call her a liar because she lies all the time. Some of her most outrageous whoppers include:

• Has lied constantly about Benghazi.
• Has lied constantly about her email scandals.
• Claimed all her grandparents were immigrants when only one was.
• Claimed she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.
• Claimed to have been turned down by the Marines.
• “I remember landing [in Bosnia] under sniper fire.”
• Claimed to be “dead broke” at the end of the Slick Willie Administration.
• Claimed never to have favored giving drivers’ licenses to illegals.
• Pretended al Qaeda-linked Boko Haram is not a terrorist organization to please a Clinton Foundation donor with business interests in Nigeria.

See Liberally Conservative for a laundry list of Shrillary’s lies.

Try again, Amanda. Next time you might cough up something that makes any sense whatsoever.

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A liar telling lies.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tips: Twitchy, Political Insider, Edward Klein.

Mar 30 2016

Andrew Cuomo Restricts Travel to North Carolina Because It Won’t Let Male Perverts Use the Ladies’ Room

Don’t laugh at people who think Onion stories are for real. They may as well be, if this is:

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Monday banning state employees from using taxpayer funds to travel to North Carolina on nonessential work.

The Democratic governor signed E.O. 155 “to ban any such publicly funded or publicly sponsored travel to such location, unless such travel is necessary for the enforcement of New York State law, to meet prior contractual obligations, or for the protection of public health, welfare, and safety.”

The move is the latest political response to Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s Friday approval of legislation by the N.C. state assembly that maintains, in instances of gender-specific facilities, individuals must use that which is identified on his or her birth certificate.

It isn’t enough that women in New York aren’t safe from perverts in restrooms or locker rooms. The whole country must plunge headlong into depraved, degenerate moonbattery. Governor Cuomo demands it.

Cuomo’s compulsion to impose ultra-left screwball politics through brute force has driven him so deep into self-parody, the Onion wouldn’t know what to do with him.

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One twisted tyrant.

On a tip from Jeremy K.

Mar 29 2016

Open Thread

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Via Susan.

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