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Mar 31 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from rpp618.

Mar 31 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Today’s bolus of brainlessness comes from Shrillary’s alma matter Wellesley College, where the thought police have been taking steps to ensure that future guest speakers do not soil the ideological homogeneity of their institution:

In a faculty listserv message obtained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the two-year-old Presidential Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity said the recently invited Laura Kipnis and previous controversial speakers were exhausting students with their offensiveness.

The six faculty on the women’s college commission cited the left-wing historian Jelani Cobb’s theory that certain ideas “impose on the liberty of another” if the person hearing those ideas is “relatively disempowered.”

George Orwell wisely noted that “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Other ideas are so stupid that only in academia can they even be expressed with a straight face.

We are asked to believe that free speech is oppression — because groups favored by the people in charge are “disempowered,” and therefore members of these groups who are in good standing regarding liberal ideological expectations should have veto power over everyone’s speech, since the expression of views they disagree with would impose on their liberty by making them feel bad.

To take this crybully hogwash seriously, you would have to be either cognitively dysfunctional or a tyrannical college professor.

It costs $66,984 per year to attend this glorified daycare center.

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Tyranny is tyranny, no matter how nauseating the justification.

On a tip from J.

Mar 31 2017

Please Make It Stop

Google has gone from preaching at us to trying to make us barf:

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Congratulations to undeniably talented Connecticut 10th grader Sarah Harrison, who won a $30,000 college scholarship with this entry in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. This year’s theme was “What I see for the future.” The viewpoint expressed is entirely appropriate for a 15-year-old and even touching in its way. Let’s hope she suffers minimal pain when she tries taking this Pollyanna mentality out into the real world, where it tends to get people hurt.

Less touching is the tediously never-ending propaganda blitzkrieg from Google, which is so over the top that those who haven’t been desensitized into ignoring it smirk at what a corny self-parody moonbat ideology has become.

On tips from Troy McClure, Artfldgr, and J.

Mar 31 2017

Student Graded Down for Using the Now-Forbidden Word “Mankind”

This story reinforces how essential it is to constantly update your Newspeak dictionary. Just because a common English word is universally regarded as innocuous one day does not mean that using it will not hit students right in the grade point average the next:

A Northern Arizona University student lost credit on an English paper for using the word “mankind” instead of a gender-neutral alternative.

Cailin Jeffers, an English major at NAU, told Campus Reform that she received an email from one of her professors, Dr. Anne Scott, informing her that she had been docked one point out of a possible 50 on a recent paper for “problems with diction (word choice)” related to her use of the word “mankind” as a synonym for “humanity.”

Humanity? Shouldn’t that be “hupersonity”?

“I would be negligent, as a professor who is running a class about the human condition and the assumptions we make about being ‘human,’ if I did not also raise this issue of gendered language and ask my students to respect the need for gender-neutral language,” Scott explained.

Scott then gave her the option of revising the paper to make it ideologically compliant and not get docked a point, or to leave it as is and “make whatever political and linguistic statement you want to make by doing so.”

Miss Jeffers really would be making a statement by not resubmitting the paper with the forbidden word removed. The statement would have to do with freedom, not the sexism of the nutty professor’s overactive imagination.

All the same, students are advised not to use words forbidden by the Priesthood of Political Correctness because it might hurt their GPA.

Eventually, authoritarian moonbats will whittle the entire English language down to a handful of vacuous slogans. Only when people do not have the words to express incorrect thoughts even within their own minds will we be safe from thoughtcrime at last.

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Update at once.

On a tip from Sufferfortribe.

Mar 31 2017

Long Beach Bureaucrats Impose New Transsexual Bathroom Symbol

The authoritarian degenerates running California have rammed their agenda another inch down the public’s throat with new measures dictating the transsexualization of single-use bathrooms:

“Providing inclusive, safe, gender-neutral restrooms is an important step forward for Long Beach,” Mayor Robert Garcia, a Democrat, said in a statement. “It is important that all people feel valued and respected as a vital part of our diverse community.”

According to a new California law, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in September and went into effect March 1, every single-user restroom across the state must be made available to people of every gender identity.

That is, all 31 of them. Let’s hope California women don’t mind toilet seats sticky with urine.

Long Beach goes farther. It mandates that every single-user restroom in public buildings and businesses must feature a special new symbol:

The choice is appropriate, considering its similarity to the generic caution symbol…

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…and the biological hazard symbol:

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Bright yellow would be more effective at alerting females that they are ever less safe in the restroom thanks to progressive social engineers — or better still, hot pink.

Here’s an improved symbol that reflects the totalitarian nature of this intrusion into the way privately owned businesses manage their premises:

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Big Government ought to mandate that this symbol by placed at owner expense on all bathroom doors at once, lest transsexuals be oppressed.

On a tip from Steve A.

Mar 31 2017

5-Year-Old Girl Suspended Over Stick Gun

If Trump, Ryan, et al. ever get around to trying again to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare, they should make sure that coverage for hoplophobia is mandated. The disease has reached epidemic proportions among educrats. From North Carolina:

A local mother is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school because of a stick that resembled a gun.

Caitlin Miller returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension.

It started Friday when her mother got a call from the principal about a playground incident. Caitlin explained that she and her two friends were using their imaginations, playing “King and Queen.”

The very name of the game is a rebuke to the egalitarian principles taught in public schools, possibly justifying further punishment.

Caitlin was the guard protecting the royals and picked up the gun to imitate shooting an intruder into the kingdom.

Hoke County Schools said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.

Banning the toy guns that previous generations harmlessly grew up with doesn’t go far enough, because nothing could ever go far enough. The very concept of guns must be eradicated, lest children grow into adults who insist on exercising their right to bear arms.

At least children are learning something important at school — namely, that authorities are often arbitrary, tyrannical, and even insane, and therefore their power must be subject to strict limits.

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The forbidden weapon.

On a tip from Sufferfortribe.

Mar 31 2017

Gay Interracial Santa Claus

Soon we will be subjected to the quintessential liberal take on Christmas:

A new picture book will depict Santa as a gay man in an interracial relationship, publisher Harper Design confirmed Tuesday.

The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.

Daniel Kibblesmith, who is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and co-author of How to Win at Everything, penned the parody children’s book after tweeting in December that he would only tell his future child Santa was black. “If they see a white one, we’ll say ‘That’s his husband,’” Kibblesmith wrote.

These are the people who create for us what our televisions tell us is our culture. Everything they produce is a desecration.

Expect Santa’s Husband to appear under liberal Holiday Trees throughout the country next Winter Solstice.

They ought to do a new variation on the This Is Your Brain on Drugs ads. This is Christmas:

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This is Christmas on moonbattery:

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Any questions?

On a tip from Stormfax.

Mar 31 2017

Commie Drexel Prof Is Disgusted by Respect for Troops

Professor George Ciccariello must be angling for his own show on MSNBC. This advocate of white genocide's tweet encouraging violence to prevent Charles Murray from speaking at Villanova wasn't his only recent bid for attention.

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Kurt Schlichter responds:

On tips from Jack Bauer, rpp618, and Steve A. Hat tip: Heat Street.

Mar 31 2017

Plan to Clean Up NYC Subways by Removing Trashcans Fails

The geniuses running New York City wanted to reduce the amount of trash in the subways, and thereby the vast number of rats feeding on it. They settled on a brilliant solution.

Where do you find trash? In a trashcan, right? So get rid of the trashcans, and you get rid of the trash.

Inexplicably, this flawless scheme failed:

Attempts by New York City to remove trash cans from subway stops in a bid to reduce trash and rats have officially failed, local Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials admitted Wednesday.

MTA ended the 6-year-long program after two separate audits found it only increased the amount of garbage in stations and caused more track fires.

Here’s a better plan: once they have the trashcans back in place, why not stuff them with Bill de Blasio and the moonbat morons who make up his administration, face first with their legs kicking in the air? The subways would still overflow with garbage and rats, but maybe people wouldn’t mind as much.

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NYC subway tracks.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 30 2017

Open Thread

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Via Jon McNaughton.

Mar 30 2017

Despite Heavy-Handed Government Intimidation, Center for Medical Progress Releases Another Video

Looks like intimidating David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt into silence won’t be easy. Despite State Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s announcement that they would be hit with 15 felony charges to punish them for exposing Planned Parenthood’s crimes, their Center for Medical Progress has released yet another damning video:

In the new video, Dr. DeShawn Taylor, a former medical director of Planned Parenthood of Arizona and a former abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, told undercover investigators that, under Arizona law, which she called “tricky and “a mess,” if a “fetus comes out with any signs of life, we’re supposed to transport it. To the hospital.”

Asked if there is a “standard procedure for verifying signs of life” after an abortion, Taylor replied, “Well, the thing is, I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?” She seemed to imply that a child showing signs of life wouldn’t be transferred to a hospital if there were no witnesses.

She then laughingly expressed appreciation that using the chemical agent digoxin allows her to kill the babies with less physical exertion.

Try not to scream:

Maybe we should be encouraged that even fiends like DeShawn need to sooth their consciences by insisting that the babies they kill are not babies.

There are more horrors where these came from:

In a statement, Daleiden alleged that the video shows evidence of illegal conduct and said “this footage is just a preview of the damning and incriminating admissions of Planned Parenthood leaders on our further unreleased tapes, being censored by an unconstitutional gag order from a federal judge in San Francisco.”

The government gives Planned Parenthood $500 million per year of our money. Enough is kicked back to politicians to ensure that it is whistleblowers, not Planned Parenthood, who have to fear the law.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 30 2017

The Dumbest Thing I've Seen All Day

Visiting Cosmopolitan might cause the dumb sensors to overload, so let's take Daily Wire's word for what can be found there:

“It's not enough that men are already having more orgasms than women. To make matters worse, a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research found — aside from deriving pleasure from their own orgasms, obviously — men also derive a specific sort of masculine pleasure from making female partners orgasm,” complains Cosmo Sex & Relationships editor Hannah Smothers.

Naturally, men enjoy sex more when their female partner has an orgasm; this is what the study has dubbed “masculinity achievement.”

Smothers says that there's “nothing wrong with feeling good about making your partner feel good” — before explaining why it's actually “sexist.”

Moonbats will tell you that no matter what a guy does, it's sexist, just like no matter what a white person does, it's racist.

Experience will tell you that no matter what a moonbat says, it's dumb.

On a tip from Steve T.

Mar 30 2017

What the NeverTrumpers Saw Coming

This didn’t take long:

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That is, conservatives must abandon conservativism and toe the Big Government line on socialized healthcare insurance, massive boondoggle spending, et cetera, or get taken out in primaries.

Someone needs to explain to unprincipled bootlickers like Dennis Prager that letting the enemy take over your party and drive you out of it does not qualify as winning, regardless of how the elections turn out, and regardless of what doggy biscuits are tossed out to get you to comply.

On tips from Torcer and Varla.

Mar 30 2017

California Attorney General Cracking Down on Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers Took Money From P.P.

Surprise surprise. After David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt released undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s eagerness to illegally sell tissue from the babies it kills, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the whistleblowers would face 15 felony charges. Now some interesting information comes to light:

Becerra … served as a representative from California from 1992 to 2017.

As a member of Congress, Becerra received campaign multiple donations from Planned Parenthood, including $1,035 in 1998, $1,000 in 2002, $500 in 2004, $2,000 in 2012 and $1,000 in 2014, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

So he was bought off by people who make fortunes by killing babies. No biggie. As Democrats loved to say during the Bill Clinton days, “everybody does it”:

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who initiated the investigation against Daleiden and Merritt when she served as State Attorney, received a campaign donation from Planned Parenthood in the amount of $2,600 in 2016.

She also received a total of $39,855 in 2016 from the abortion policy and pro-abortion right lobby, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

It doesn’t take much to buy these people. Best of all for Planned Parenthood, the donations also buy continued government subsidies, so they don’t have to pay for the bribes. They can just use our money, which flows into their pockets at the rate of a half $billion per year.

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Governor Moonbeam isn’t Becerra’s only unsavory friend.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 30 2017

Man Self-Identifies as Hen

Self-identifying as the opposite sex or some other race no longer pushes the envelope. France now boasts a grown man who for the next few weeks self-identifies as a hen:

Abraham Poincheval aims to become a “human hen” by sitting and laying on [a dozen] eggs inside a glass vitrine at a Paris modern art museum until the chicks emerge.

The performance, called “Egg”, could last three to four weeks, with the artist getting only a half-hour break every 24 hours to keep him from cracking.

It’s a little late to keep this kook from cracking. The problem could be genetic.

[His father] revealed that when Poincheval was a child he had a pet chicken, and promised that any “hen-men and hen-women” his son brings into the world will be allowed to live out their natural lives on his smallholding in the west of France.

“I have prepared everything to welcome the chicks including a luxury chicken coop. I can assure you that they will never be the centrepiece of a grand feast,” said Christian Poincheval, an inventor best known for pills that make flatulence smell of roses and even chocolate.

Mike Rowe should have volunteered as his lab assistant for Dirty Jobs. Jobs don’t come much dirtier than sniffing a cheese-eater’s farts to determine whether they smell like roses.

Yet none of that is as crazy as believing that watching some guy sit on eggs constitutes art appreciation.

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The French are still finding for new ways to avoid making art that requires talent.

On tips from J and Varla.

Mar 30 2017

Communists Salute Their Victims

About 100 million people were killed by their own communist governments in the course of the Twentieth Century. The lives of many hundreds of millions more were destroyed to no sane purpose. Read The Black Book of Communism for the gruesome details. Compounding the horror is apathy. In stark contrast to the victims of Nazism, the far more numerous victims of communism’s equally barbarous atrocities are mostly ignored, because unlike Nazis, communists are still with us in significant numbers, and they are viewed sympathetically by liberal information gatekeepers.

At least there is a Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, DC. Communists gathered there last weekend to express their grief over the senseless misery and bloodshed inflicted in the name of their authoritarian ideology:

The presence or absence of Bernie Sanders at this event could not be confirmed.

These people would confiscate everything you ever earned and then send you off to die a slow, humiliating death in a gulag in a heartbeat. They would feel self-righteous about doing it.

On tips from Torcer, J, and Sean C.

Mar 30 2017

Terry McAuliffe Shoots Down Bill That Would Defend Christians From Prosecution

What fun it must be for LGBT militants to force Christian business owners to choose between their faith and their livelihood. How delighted they must be that the odious Terry McAuliffe just posted a big green light for them to practice the sport in Virginia:

The Democratic governor of Virginia has vetoed a religious freedom bill which would have prohibited the government from punishing those who believe in biblical marriage and conduct their public lives in accordance with that conviction. …

“No person shall be required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage, or subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or agents, notwithstanding any other provision of law, solely on account of such person’s belief, speech, or action in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman,” the vetoed legislation read.

McAwful barked that the until recently universally held view that holy matrimony can only exist between a man and a woman “is not only unconstitutional, it equates to discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.”

“Discrimination” means failure to discriminate in favor of politically preferred groups like sexual deviants.

McAwful’s veto of S.B. 2314 and H.B. 2025 was highly predictable, since the bill would have countered his recent Executive Order 61, which is intended to deny state benefits and government contracts to any organization that doesn’t toe the line on the LGBT agenda, including Christian schools like Liberty, Regent, and Patrick Henry.

Haters of Christianity haven’t had this much fun since Constantine converted. The game is remunerative too; when leftist judges crush Christian business owners for refusing to participate in blasphemy by imposing ruinous fines, they often force them to pay the fines to the malicious perverts who destroyed their lives.

McAwful isn’t the only bureaucrat to enable this injustice. As Strident Conservative notes, those who seem to think the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa got what they deserved can be found in taller castles than Virginia’s Executive Mansion:

McAuliffe’s veto denying the religious liberty of Christians is something Donald Trump—or Jared and Ivanka—would approve of because he’s done the same thing. Just days after being sworn into office, V.P. Pence defended Trump for allowing an Obama Executive Order legalizing discrimination against Christian businesses wanting to do business with the federal government to stand unless they had pro-LGBT policies in place.

Hapless Pence gets it from both sides. Despite selling out, he is still demonized by LGBT militants and their fellow travelers for temporarily supporting resistance to their tyranny in Indiana. Trump’s moral enabler is neither hot nor cold.

Strident Conservative continues:

The LGBT assault on Christians and religious liberty, from both the state and federal levels, is real. And it will only be stopped when Christian conservatives take a strong stand against the Gay Mafia.

Considering where the GOP has been heading recently, no help from the government can be expected.

Say, maybe we can bring back the shows with the lions like they had at the Coliseum.

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This flag will fly when the lion feeding resumes.

Hat tip: New Americana.

Mar 30 2017

Apparent Hate Hoax at Tesla

The situation is grim if persons of color cannot escape racism even at a Tesla plant near San Francisco. Or is that smell yet another hate hoax?

A worker at the Tesla factory in Fremont is suing the electric car maker after he said he was a victim of racial discrimination and harassment from his co-workers.

DeWitt Lambert, a 44-year-old African-American, says he was “subjected to racial slurs and lewd behavior” from co-workers for more than a year including being called the n-word.

The n-word! The jackpot should be enough to make a leprechaun weep with envy. Good thing Tesla is so heavily subsidized with our taxes.

Tesla’s side of the story:

In a statement emailed to KPIX 5, the company said Lambert’s claim had been investigated.

“HR personnel investigated, interviewing all of the employees who were reportedly involved,” the statement said. “That investigation turned up conflicting accounts of what happened … In the end, there was no objective evidence that anything inappropriate occurred toward Dewitt.”

According to Tesla, the supposed racists are actually former friends who Lambert socialized with after work, using the same “racially insensitive language” that he later denounced them for using.

Lambert also whimpers that the coworkers he accuses of racism were promoted while he was not.

However,

“This is false,” the statement [reads]. “Dewitt was promoted 12 months ago, and the reason he wasn’t given a second promotion within 12 months is that, among other things, he had been given a final written warning for posting pictures of confidential Tesla technology on Facebook in clear violation of company policy.”

It is unclear whether expecting a Person of African Ancestry to comply with company policy also qualifies as racism according to the suit.

Lambert is suspended with full pay while Tesla investigates…

Given the infamously moonbatty politics of the Gay Area, chances are good that Lambert will collect no matter how lame his suit, so Tesla may pay him off. Even if they don’t, paid time off beats working. Also, he earned a spot on the Hate Hoax List. Attaboy, DeWitt!

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Made by racists?

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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