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May 29 2016

Teacher Arrested for Domestic Violence While Wearing Stop Domestic Violence Shirt

Standing by your principles is not virtue signaling. This is virtue signaling:

A woman wearing a “Stop Domestic Violence” t-shirt was arrested on domestic violence charges after firing a gun during an argument with her husband inside the couple’s Maine home, police report.

Emily Wilson, 38, was collared last week following a confrontation with her spouse Kyle over whether he was having an affair. During the argument, investigators allege, Wilson waved a handgun and fired a shot into the couple’s bed.

Emily Wilson is a high school teacher. I hope she doesn’t teach conflict resolution.

Emily Wilson
The poster child for stopping domestic violence.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.


May 29 2016

Ravi Zacharias Explains the Problem With Subjective Moral Reasoning

A brash young man asked Ravi Zacharias why conservatives have a problem with subjective moral reasoning. Hopefully the answer has unmoored him from his moonbattery:

On a tip from Torcer.

May 29 2016

Denounced for Holding the Line by Those Who Cut and Run

Trump supporters characteristically shout that they are angry, but conservatives who reject Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party on behalf of progressive populism may be angry too — at the fools who promoted Trump even when he could have been stopped in favor of a conservative candidate (e.g., Sean Hannity); at the defeated pols eager to bend at the knee and serve their new master (e.g., Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Rick Perry); at the unprincipled mercenaries who carefully jockey for position at the expense of the conservative cause and the country’s welfare (e.g., Rush Limbaugh); but possibly most of all at those who understand how disgusting it is that this liberal sideshow act could become the perceived figurehead of the conservative movement, but who have submissively fallen in behind him, denouncing those who resist.

First I heard Dennis Prager describe Trump as “lowlife.” Not long afterward, when Trump had effectively secured the nomination, I heard Prager spin on his heel and condemn those who won’t support Trump for “virtue signaling,” which according to Prager makes us no better than liberals. The last time I tried to listen to him, he was droning sanctimoniously about the importance of having a moral compass. Good thing he is on the radio, so he doesn’t have to keep a straight face.

Virtue signaling is supposedly bad because it is selfish to put your own principles ahead of the party. But if it weren’t for principles, there would be no point in supporting a party in the first place. Also, betraying your principles causes you to lose credibility. The more Republicans sell out to Trumpism, the less credibility the party has going forward. There will still be elections after this Dumpster fire is over.

In the blogosphere, Ace of Spades has performed the Prager pirouette with similar dexterity. He proclaimed in March:

“I didn’t join the conservative movement to become a fascist.”

The reference was to the fascistic Trump campaign.

Now that Trump has effectively secured the nomination, Ace finds new targets for denunciation — namely, those who still won’t ride the Trump Train. Astonishingly, we are told that if we don’t support the Code Pink progressive, we belong with the Democrats:

It’s time for actual Democrats, who are most comfortable with Democrats, and feel the most affinity for Democrats, to make their party allegiance official and simply declare for Hillary Clinton and join the Democratic Party.

Incidentally, Trump was still a Democrat in 2009, the year he announced that America is too racist to appreciate the greatness of Barack Obama.

Ace barks that if you continue to speak out against Trump,

then you’re not merely #NeverTrump, you’re closer to #NeverReallyAConservative.

This is on a level with Trump supporters who sneer that conservatives have to “grow up” by betraying our principles on behalf of an alarmingly juvenile candidate who speaks to his comparably juvenile followers at a third- to fourth-grade language level.

I don’t blame people for going along. It is scary to get separated from the herd, even when you can see that the herd is stampeding off a cliff. Plus, losing audience hits you in the wallet; believe me, I know. But their condemnation of those who won’t betray conservatism grates on the nerves. It’s like being called a coward by deserters.

Erick Erickson may have a grasp on the psychology:

On tips from JusttheTipHQ, Torcer, and Varla.

May 28 2016

Open Thread

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Via Hatwoman.

May 28 2016

Racist Ad

Moonbats screech endlessly that America is “racist.” They know better. Not counting politically correct racism against whites, if you want to see anything racist in the mainstream culture — television commercials, for example — you will have to go abroad:

Anyone who tried to run that ad in “racist” America would probably face jail time.

On tips from Torcer, Varla, and Rob E.

May 28 2016

A Panhandler and His Shiny New Truck

Meanwhile, as others bust their tails to make a living…

A Washington [State] man confronted a known panhandler recently after he saw the panhandler get into a newer Toyota pickup truck.

Jimmy Severs works as a tattoo artist right across the street from where the panhandler sits. Severs said he became outraged when he saw the man get into the truck.

“Just to see somebody sitting out with a 2014, 2015 Toyota Tacoma holding a sign — just imagine how much money that guy has made in the months of sitting there, that I’ve personally seen him sitting there,” Severs said.

One of the many advantages of helping people through churches is that the help is administered not by bureaucratic automatons or other total strangers, but by people who actually know the situation of those being helped. That can make the difference between a hand up and a handout.

Looks like he will be moving on to a new locale.

On a tip from R F.

May 28 2016

Mitch McConnell Pledges Fealty to Trump

Not that the gelatinous Mitch McConnell wouldn’t have meekly complied with the hostile takeover of the GOP anyway, but lately Donald Trump has been calling in his chits. The Orange Hillary donated generously to McConnell’s campaign to crush the Tea Party; now we watch this:

Vote for Trump because what’s left of the Constitution will protect us against him. Not exactly an inspirational campaign message.

On tips from Torcer and Varla.

May 28 2016

Curt Schilling Lays Into Michael Moore on Twitter

After putting baseball great Curt Schilling in the doghouse, firing him, and finally banishing him to the Memory Hole, there is not much left the militant moonbats running ESPN can do to punish him for his opinions, so why not just let loose?

I wonder if Moore knows he is on the same page as Ted Cruz–hating Trumpsters with his tinfoil hat Goldman Sachs worries.

Here’s another:

Looks like Schilling might have to wait awhile before his well-earned induction into the Hall of Fame. He continues to do a poor job of ingratiating himself with the intolerant progs who run everything.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Twitchy.

May 28 2016

Living With White Privilege

Dirty Hippie Panda enumerates some of the blessings of white privilege:

On a tip from ScrewyPuppy.

May 27 2016

Open Thread

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Via Biker Guy.

May 27 2016

ChiCom Rap

To find anything moonbattier than what the hip hop industry excretes, you might have to cross the Bamboo Curtain:

Chinese state media are promoting a new rap song praising Karl Marx, in the latest attempt to leverage popular culture in support of the ruling Communist Party.

Entitled “Marx is a post-90” — China’s version of a millennial — the song extols the communist godfather’s supposed coolness with lyrics such as, “Life is full of little accidents, then one day I discovered how awesome he was.”

“I saw my faith, don’t even ask why,” it continues. “You are my Venus, my dear Marx.”

The website of the party newspaper People’s Daily said the song proves how Marx continues to appeal to young people and will “never completely go out of style.”

No need for Jay Z and the rest to worry about the competition:

Xi Jinping had better hope the targeted young people don’t notice that all the trappings of faux coolness employed by their rulers are culturally appropriated from relatively capitalist America. Marxism doesn’t produce its own culture; it only produces slavery, misery, and corpses.

On a tip from TCS III.

May 27 2016

College Professor Denounces Ben Shapiro as Neo-Nazi

In this lunatic political environment, conservatives who refuse to support the authoritarian progressive Donald Trump for reasons of principle are often accused of supporting his fellow authoritarian progressive Hillary Clinton and even — bizarrely — of being liberals. If this accusation has merit, then orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro must be a neo-Nazi:

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro held a lecture at California State University, Los Angeles, in February. One week ago, university President William Covino hosted a “healing space” meeting to brainstorm ways CSULA can block speakers like Shapiro from visiting the school in the future.

As readers might recall, Shapiro’s views so threaten CSULA leftists that they resorted to pulling fire alarms in an attempt to prevent anyone from hearing him speak.

When asked by a student how he plans to block events like Shapiro’s from happening again, Covino didn’t offer a clear answer, only telling the student he believes — “very tragically and unfortunately” — the issue of hosting a conservative talker will arise again.

During the same session, professor Melinda Abdullah, chair of the college’s Pan-African Studies department, told Covino that she found Shapiro to be an advocate of “anti-blackness,” even calling him a “neo-Nazi,” which she said is “ironic” because she knows he’s Jewish.

Due to his resolute opposition to Trump, CSULA isn’t the only place Shapiro has made rabid moonbat enemies. As he notes, “the neo-Nazis who inhabit the alt-right will be shocked to learn I’m one of them.”

Malevolent idiot Melina Abdullah is a college professor and department chair.

On a tip from Varla.

May 27 2016

Rubio Sells Out, Forgetting Both the Recent Past and the Near Future

That didn’t take long:

Marco Rubio says he plans to attend the Republican convention, will release his delegates to vote for Donald Trump and would be willing to speak on Trump’s behalf.

Rubio has tweeted using the resolute #NeverTrump hashtag. Apparently he meant to use the tag #NeverTrumpUntilItLooksLikeEveryoneElseIsKnucklingUnder.

At least he isn’t groveling for a chance to be Trump’s VP, like some lesser politicians.

RedState comments:

Marco Rubio – along with Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal – did not just oppose Donald Trump on the campaign trail. He called him a con man. He called him unfit for the office. He said there was no difference between him and Hillary Clinton. He strongly implied that Trump was mentally unbalanced. He attacked him as being totally ignorant on basic policy questions and said he was a bigger narcissist than even Barack Obama.

A cagier pol, in the interest of preserving the option of selling out, would have kept those astute observations off the record — because…

anyone who actually believed these things about another person would not find it either morally acceptable or responsible to lend their voice and influence towards trying to get that person elected to the office of President of the most powerful nation on earth.

It is as if these people have no concept of tomorrow.

Regardless of the fluctuating polls, Shrillary will probably win, due to the demographic math (you can’t render yourself toxic to women, young people, blacks, and Hispanics and remain viable), for economic reasons, and because even though she is an absolutely awful candidate even by Democrat standards, she is at least “unfit within normal parameters.”

Where will this leave the cowards who, terrified of being separated from the stampeding herd, participate in Trump’s populist progressive takeover of the GOP?

When this surreal nightmare is finally over, after the angry, irresponsible, ill-informed mob has gone back to watching reality television, conservatives will try to put the pieces back together. At that point, sellouts who climbed aboard the Trump Train should be regarded as leprous.

Or maybe a big surprise is coming, and Shrillary will actually get indicted for some of her crimes, or Trump will otherwise manage to win. Then the consequences for the GOP will be even worse.

Few mature, informed adults think Trump has the character to avoid failing spectacularly as president. In the best possible scenario, he doesn’t cause a second Great Depression or a nuclear war, or get impeached for gross incompetence. But the international situation will spiral further out of control, the economy will tank due to his insane tariffs, the left will be motivated, mobilized, and seemingly validated as never before, and Republicans will be routed out of Congress in 2018. Democrats will run a far left candidate in 2020 and win in a landslide against a party no one will want anything to do with. From there the GOP will limp forward as a regional party or simply disband. Where will Rubio be then?

There will always be a future. It isn’t going to be pretty, thanks to the walking catastrophe named Trump, but we need to think about it anyway.

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“Little Marco” now kisses Trump’s ring.

On tips from Torcer.

May 27 2016

“Genderqueer” Teacher Extorts School With Threat of Jackpot Justice Lawsuit, Collects $60K

You had to know it wouldn’t be long before the trans-insanity started targeting taxpayers’ wallets:

A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun.

According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo.

If she was born a woman, nothing can prevent her from living and dying a woman. Every cell in her body is female. But we are no longer permitted to know that.

After returning to work, Miss Soell accused other teachers of “harassing” her by not embracing her new gender identity.

The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment.

Eventually, Soell was able to cut a deal with the school to have her referred to by her preferred pronoun, “they,” but Soell said the harassment didn’t stop, so she finally hired an attorney and prepared to file an official complaint.

If Miss Soell likes money, this could have been the plan from the beginning of her supposed harassment.

Oregon is a very friendly state for individuals who claim they have suffered discrimination based on gender identity. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar.

Get on board with the nightmarishly grotesque agenda or you will be crushed into bankruptcy.

Eager to avoid meeting a similar fate, district officials agreed to pay Soell $60,000 in compensation for her emotional distress, and they also agreed to adopt a whole battery of new policies to make the district more transgender-friendly. Among other things, the new policy will require all teachers to refer to their co-workers by their preferred names and pronouns, and it will also ensure transgender employees and students have their bathroom needs met. Teachers who refuse to comply with the pronoun command may be fired, the school district warns.

Lenin imposed the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. Our rulers have imposed the Dictatorship of the Sniveling Freaks.

Leo-Soell
Refer to her as “her” and you could get sued.

On a tip from Steve A.

May 27 2016

Term “Start a Family” Denounced as “Loathsome”

A primary objective of progressive social engineering is the destruction of the family. In the past, they have attacked the family indirectly, e.g., by undermining the sanctity of marriage. But now they are getting explicit.

What liberals would eliminate completely, they label as offensive. Per Bill O’Sullivan, Senior Managing Editor of the Washingtonian, that now includes the term “start a family”:

Loathsome words aren’t just clichés, jargon, and grammar lapses. They’re also seemingly benign expressions that spill easily from our mouths and fingertips yet have implications we don’t even think about—until we do.

One of the worst of them: “start a family.”

What this euphemism means is get pregnant—or try to get pregnant, or have a baby, or adopt. So say that. Start a family devalues any couple who doesn’t happen to have kids, for whatever reason. It even sells single people short, who may not have children but do have “chosen” families of friends…

Note the attempt to define family out of existence by pretending that having friends is the same thing as raising children.

Attacking the term “start a family” also advances other agenda items: normalizing sexual perversion and discouraging regular Americans from reproducing. But destroying the family unit appears to be the ultimate objective.

“Family values” has been a derogatory term among liberals for some time. Now “start a family” is derogatory. When utopia has been imposed, we won’t need any family, because the government will provide all the social cohesion we need.

child free time magazine
The push continues.

On tips from Steve A and Torcer.

May 27 2016

NYC to Fine Restaurants for Not Warning Patrons About Salt

Nanny Bloomberg is gone at last, but under Comrade de Blasio, New York City continues to plunge ever deeper into surreal nanny state tyranny:

New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court’s go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. …

Fines can be up to $600.

The city will start enforcing the rule June 6.

Salt is not a toxin. It is an essential nutrient. But then, CO2 isn’t a toxin either, and it is an essential nutrient for plants. That doesn’t stop authoritarian progressives from trying to restrict it.

ban-salt
Only a total ban will make us safe from salt.

On a tip from Steve A.

May 27 2016

Video Instantly Changes Minds on Abortion

When it comes to opinion leaders, conservatives may be up against evil. But at the level of the average voter, the enemy is ignorance. Watch how fast pro-abortion people drop their trendy talking points and oppose abortion after learning what it actually entails:

Most people aren’t horrible. They won’t support the progressive agenda once they see the actual product with all the propaganda packaging removed.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tip: Steven Crowder.

May 27 2016

The Life of Christians Living Amid Muslim Majorities

A story from Egypt sheds light on what life will be like for the last European Christians if current immigration policies and birthrates continue:

A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim men in a village in southern Egypt.

The mob also burned down seven homes belonging to Christian families, according to an unusually outspoken statement issued by the local Orthodox Coptic church, after rumours circulated in the village that a Christian man was having a relationship with a Muslim woman.

It took the police 2 hours to respond. By then, the mob had dispersed. The police had been warned a day in advance that there was likely to be trouble, but chose to do nothing.

For centuries, Egypt was a Christian nation. Then it was conquered by Muslims in 641. It fell when for some treasonous reason the gates of Alexandria were opened from within.

After centuries more, due to the second-class citizenship imposed on Christians by Muslim rulers, the population eventually became majority Muslim. Once that happens, tolerance tends to be abolished.

Egypt is relatively easy on Christians under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, by regional standards. If Obama had had his way, and the Muslim Brotherhood were still in charge, it’s likely the woman would not be alive.

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The woman meeting with Christian leaders.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

May 26 2016

Open Thread

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Via Alo Konsen, on a tip from Lyle.

May 26 2016

Students Sign Petition to Allow Man on Women’s Basketball Team

It is politically incorrect not to let men use the women’s bathroom if they say they identify as women. The same should go for playing on women’s basketball teams. Forty-nine out of 50 students interviewed at the University of Maryland agree:

He’s got a point. Why should there be separate teams for men and women when gender is merely an oppressive patriarchal construct? If we merge all the teams, we might have a solution at last to the destruction of men’s sports programs by Title IX tyranny.

On a tip from Sterling B.

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