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Dec 03 2016

Open Thread


Via Wayne Winters.

Dec 03 2016

Stressed Students Prepare for Exams by Frolicking With Puppies, Drinking Hot Cocoa, and More

Students who have tried coloring but continue to experience anxiety before exams are advised that there are other options for reducing stress:

With final exams approaching, some universities are offering their students stress relief measures such as puppies, acupuncture, and massages to ensure they don’t get too stressed out.

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, for example, is providing its students with a “relaxation station,” complete with a number of stress relieving activities like puzzles, coloring, massages, puppies, and even acupuncture. …

Other schools have also jumped on the puppy bandwagon, including the University of St. Thomas, the University of Utah, and the University of Louisville.

The University of St. Thomas and the University of Louisville supplement puppies with hot chocolate. Louisville also offers massages, yoga, and bingo in the library, which otherwise might go unused before exams.

Finally, visitors to the women’s center at the University of Missouri Kansas City will have the opportunity to color, meditate, and attend a knitting workshop at a “stress buster” event.

If all else fails, students can reduce their stress by preparing themselves for the exams. But some find studying less enjoyable than frolicking with puppies and sipping hot cocoa. For the debt students are putting themselves into, they ought to enjoy every minute of college.

A university student prepares for exams.

On a tip from Sterling B.

Dec 03 2016

Gay Porn Muslim Convert Treasonous Germany Spy Update

An update on the treasonous German spy who took part in gay porno films and converted to Islam. The treacherous BfV agent is known as Roque M:

According to Germany’s BILD newspaper he was in contact with Mohamed Mahmoud, an Austrian radical who founded the now banned Islamist group Millatu Ibrahim in Germany in 2012, and is now a senior ISIS commander. …

Roque M. allegedly plotted to blow up the HQ of the agency where he worked. It is reported that he told Islamists in and around Cologne that he would warn them about police action and to ‘help make an attack on the BfV possible.’

Like many moonbats, Roque M is a big fan of communist executioner Che Guevara — so much so that he tattooed this on his skin:


Evil is evil. Anyone who would revere Che Guevara might also betray and murder on behalf of the Islamic State. Just a little something for intelligence agencies to consider during the vetting process.

On a tip from Guest.

Dec 03 2016

Amazon’s Submission for Most Nauseatingly P.C. Commercial Competition

Maybe you only threw up in your mouth a little bit after sitting through the Infiniti replantable Christmas tree ad, and now you think you have an iron constitution. You believe you can take any extreme of the maudlin moonbattery that progressive social engineers ram down our throats while pretending to be advertising various products and services. But can you take the Amazon ad below? WARNING: It is so potent, Daily Beast moonbat Dean Obeidallah whimpers that it moved him to tears. You had better have a bucket positioned before you push PLAY:

That ought to help everyone wash down the next terror attack.

The corniness, the stilted contrivance, and the shameless evocation and exploitation of foolish emotions aren’t the worst of it. Applying progressives’ beloved moral equivalence to equate Christianity with its antithesis Islam borders on blasphemy.

Too bad Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan wasn’t available. With him and a priest, the ad would at least be good for a laugh.

On a tip from Byron.

Dec 02 2016

Open Thread


Passed along by TED.

Dec 02 2016

Ami Horowitz: How White Liberals Really View Black Voters

How dumb can you be and get into a school as prestigious as U.C. Berkeley? Ami Horowitz reveals the shocking truth by asking students about voter ID laws. In the process, he uncovers racism where you might least expect to find it:

On a tip from Guest.

Dec 02 2016

Postelection Hate Hoax in South Philadelphia

The wave of hate crimes set off by Trump’s election sure has been awful — mainly because it forces me to constantly update the Hate Hoax List with representative examples. Yet another of these incidents has been effectively confirmed as fake:

A 58-year-old South Jersey man has been arrested and charged with vandalizing several vehicles and homes in South Philadelphia on the day after the presidential election, police announced Thursday.

William Tucker, of the unit block of Hemmings Way in Lawnside, Camden County, has been arrested and charged in the early-morning Nov. 9 incidents on the 900 block of South Sixth Street, at the border of Bella Vista and Queen Village, police said.

On that morning, residents on the block awoke to find racist and pro-Trump graffiti spray painted on their storefronts, cars and homes.

One of the damaged cars was a white SUV that had “Trump Rules” and “Black Bitch” spray-painted across it in large black letters. The 62-year-old owner of the car, who is a black woman, has said she reported the vandalism to police.

Police said that surveillance video captured a man spray painting a hood of a parked vehicle on the block about 5 a.m. that day.

The vandal also hit several other homes and businesses.

When a loser who looks like this…


…gets nabbed for creating anti-black graffiti that attributes itself to Trump supporters, it is safe to say we have stepped in fabricated racism.

On a tip from TCS III.

Dec 02 2016

Janet Napolitano Presents Her Middle Finger to America Regarding Illegal Immigration

Obama’s first Secretary of Homeland Security was Janet “Uncle Mort” Napolitano, who served 2009–2013. We have new insight into the wisdom of this choice as a result of her behavior in her new position:

University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced that system leaders will protect and defend students in the country illegally — and will advise campus cops to do the same.

Napolitano — who served as Secretary of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, charged with protecting the nation’s borders — put out a statement Wednesday that her office will “vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of the undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.” …

According to Napolitano’s office, there are about 2,500 undocumented students enrolled across the 10-campus UC system.

The statement proclaims that the university will not cooperate with local, state, or federal law enforcement officials on immigration matters, and that it does not count as a minus regarding admissions to be in the country illegally.

Arrogantly refusing to cooperate in the enforcement of state and federal law despite receiving massive amounts of both state and federal funding isn’t enough of a stick in the taxpayer’s eye to satisfy Uncle Mort:

In May, her office announced an earmark of $25.2 million from the system’s taxpayer-funded coffers to help support a variety of programs that assist undocumented UC students.

No one with such contempt for the rule of law, our nation’s sovereignty, and the essential security that cannot be provided when unenforced immigration laws have effectively obliterated the border between the USA and the rest of a largely hostile world would make a sane choice to head Homeland Security. Obama et al. will not be missed.

Who would put someone like this in charge of Homeland Security?

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 02 2016

San Francisco Decriminalizes Urinating on the Sidewalk

These days it isn’t easy for a city to continually lead the pack in moonbattery. San Francisco leaves rivals like Portland and Seattle behind by allowing derelicts not only to stagger around drunk, but to urinate on the sidewalk:

San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the sidewalk, because it made no sense to lock people up for fines they couldn’t afford.

The crimes, which also include urinating on sidewalks and being drunk in public, are infractions punishable only by fines. But when those who were cited failed to show up in court, judges in the past have issued bench warrants ordering them to appear, with a sentence of five days in jail for failing to show up.

But San Francisco Superior Court judges stopped issuing the warrants a year ago and recently disposed of about 66,000 bench warrants issued since January 2011.

Submersing the city in urine is a matter of social justice:

“You’re putting somebody in jail because they’re poor and can’t pay a fine,” [Presiding Judge John Stewart] said. “We got a lot of criticism, but we thought it was the right thing to do.”

Judge Stewart patting himself on the back won’t do much to improve the smell. As noted in the American Spectator a year ago last August,

How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed onto a car, narrowly missing the driver. The smell is worse than I have known since I started working for The Chronicle in 1992. It hits your nose on the BART escalator before you reach Market Street. That sour smell can bake for blocks where street people sleep wrapped in dirty blankets.

The erstwhile Golden City will continue to be a mecca for bums, as it has been since the hippy days. Whether it will continue to draw tourists remains to be seen.

Giving the nickname “the Golden City” new meaning.

On tips from TCS III and TrojanMan. Hat tips: Daily Wire, Hot Air.

Dec 02 2016

British £5 Note Is a Microaggression

The new British £5 note is a microaggression against Vegans, Hindus, and more. From a Guardian piece that appears to be completely on the level:

To anyone who has taken an unflinching look at the slaughterhouse industry, the Bank of England’s belated admission that the new £5 notes contain beef tallow will seem strangely symbolic. Few industries are as secretive as the one that murders 22m animals each day in the UK alone, and the driving force for that shiftiness is a lust for profit. So the way the Bank of England tried to sneak out money containing animal products seems a fitting metaphor for the entire filthy racket.

The unnecessary presence of tallow in banknotes is problematic for many vegetarians and members of several faith groups, including Hindus, for whom the cow is a sacred mother. But for vegans it is a further slap in the face.

Veganism, as defined by the Vegan Society, is a bid “to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”. It is about more than what we put on our plates: it is a meticulous, daily endeavour for compassion towards animals in all aspects of our lives. That’s why it is crushing to know that the Bank of England has misled us into carrying around animal fat in our (leather-free) wallets and purses.

Not everyone acknowledges the seriousness of this outrage against veganism.

The question is whether as a society we grasp the tallow controversy as an opportunity to keep [veganism’s] momentum going, or whether we let it encourage the misconception that vegans are a bit weird and self-righteous.

In response to news about the fiver, Twitter has been doing a great trade in baffled tweets, with vegans dismissed as “morons”, “whiners’ and “fannies”. Some have, hilariously, pointed out that one is not actually supposed to eat bank notes, while other jokers have offered to take the notes off the hands of anyone upset by this bombshell.

Laugh, you heartless carnivores! Oppressed farm animals aren’t laughing. Imagine how cattle feel about being purchased with currency that contains beef tallow.

Furthermore, it is a low blow to defeated Nazis to subject them to Winston Churchill’s face on the £5 note. In the interests of sensitivity, Britons must repeal Brexit and start using the Euro.

The microaggressive new polymer £5 note.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 02 2016

ABC Discovers Real Cause of San Bernardino Terror Attack: Christmas

Today is the 1-year anniversary of the terror attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead and 22 seriously injured. Islamophobes leaped to the conclusion that Islam inspired the horrific violence. But ABC News has now uncovered the true cause — Christmas:

Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.

Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.

Just before the attack, Farook posed with four fellow county employees in front of a Christmas tree in a conference room.

A short time later, 14 people were killed and 22 others injured when Farook and Malik opened fire at the meeting with assault rifles.

“She had essentially made the statement in an online account that she didn’t think that a Muslim should have to participate in a non-Muslim holiday or event,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan in an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired on ABC News’ “Nightline.”

“That really is one of the very, very few pieces of potential evidence that we have that we can truly point to and say, ‘That probably is a motive in this case,’” he said.

How tragic that Syed and Tashfiend lost their lives in a gunfight with police after the attack. If authorities had known that the Christmas tree was actually to blame, they instead could have received counseling for their trauma.

The microaggression of the Christmas tree does not explain their stockpile of ammo and homemade bombs. But earlier microaggressions could have caused them to collect these in self-defense. They might have been subjected to the sight of an American flag, for example.

The lesson learned is that it is not enough to ban guns. We must also ban Christmas trees and American flags.

Insensitively triggered by a microaggressive Christmas tree.

On a tip from Torcer.

Dec 02 2016

Professor Emeritus of Climate Ideology: Human Race Has Less Than 10 Years to Exist

Don’t waste money on long-term investments. The human race has less than 10 years to exist according to Guy McPherson, who must be an expert because he is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona:

He blames climate change and the impacts already unleashed by human activity for his extreme prophecy. And it’s too late to change the apocalypse that is to come, he says.

“I can’t see humans existing within 10 years. We can do nothing to stop the planet becoming too hot to grow food and support life. It is already happening and we have less than a decade left.”

Starvation, dehydration, disease, and exposure will lead the way, he said.

Even other climate hoaxers think he is over the top. But as McPherson might note with satisfaction, he is the one we are talking about, not them. You don’t hustle a living as a professional climate doomsayer by whispering softly about things that might actually happen. Just ask the zillionaire enviroblowhard Al Gore.

McPherson cites scientific data including tipping points, positive feedback systems and exponential growth to back up his claims.

He ought to make it more multicultural by including shamanistic readings of goat entrails.

McPherson explains why he disagrees with the warmists who think we have more than 10 years to live:

“Other scientists are specialists. They focus on a narrow topic. They do not consider the entire Earth system in their work,” Mr McPherson said.

Only by knowing nothing in particular can you properly focus on the big picture.

McPherson said he was not concerned that his message might alarm or distress people. “I’m a teacher. I relay evidence. I cite science. I’m not relying on a belief system.”

It is those who don’t share his unfounded beliefs who rely on belief systems.

When Al Gore predicted in 2007 that the polar ice caps could completely disappear by 2013, some may have waited 6 years before bursting in laughter. No need to hold the guffaws for a whole decade in McPherson’s case. It is already evident that the nutty professor is so full of it, methane emissions must be leaking from his ears. Far from descending into a fiery inferno, and despite the ever-rising levels of harmless CO2 in the atmosphere, now that El Niño has passed, we could be headed toward record cold.

record cold

On tips from Steve T, Bodhisattva, and Artfldgr.

Dec 01 2016

Open Thread


Via Mises Institute.

Dec 01 2016

The Worst of Nancy Pelosi

Since Democrats have doubled down on their recipe for failure by reelecting Nasty Pelousy as Minority Leader, this is only volume I:

On a tip from Torcer.

Dec 01 2016

Profiles in Moonbat Activism: Terry Bean

Draining the swamp would be nice, but for now it feels good just to start draining the cesspool by getting Democrats out of power. This is what we have been soaking in:

Prominent Democrat, gay rights activist and Obama donor Terry Bean is taking a leave of absence from his post at the Human Rights Campaign after being arrested and indicted on two counts of third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse with a teenage boy. …

Bean has donated almost $70,000 of his own money to Obama’s campaign and was responsible for raising at least a half million dollars during the 2012 election cycle.

Obama has publicly thanked Bean for his campaign contributions. …

Bean made a political appeal to HRC’s membership during an Oct. 8, 2008 fundraising dinner in 2008, saying, “the election of Joe Biden and Barack Obama may turn out to be the most pivotal moment in our journey for equality.”

By “equality,” he means “degeneracy.”

A government that people like Terry Bean raise money for is not one that many decent people will enjoy living under.

Bean got his money’s worth.

On a tip from Steve A.


BTW, here is why Bean isn’t cooling his heels behind bars:

A Lane County judge dismissed the case Sept. 1 [2015], after the alleged victim refused to testify. Prosecutors expressed frustration, noting that Bean had earlier offered the alleged victim a substantial payment if he agreed to drop the charges.

Dec 01 2016

Europe’s Protected Forests Chopped Down to Meet Renewable Energy Mandates

Of the countless drawbacks to coercive green energy moonbattery, we can add that it is bad for the environment:

Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU’s renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife.

Up to 65% of Europe’s renewable output currently comes from bioenergy, involving fuels such as wood pellets and chips, rather than wind and solar power. …

Sini Eräjää, Birdlife’s bioenergy officer, said: “This report provides clear evidence that the EU’s renewable energy policies have led to increased harvesting of whole trees and to continued use of food crops for energy. We are subsidising large-scale environmental destruction, not just outside Europe, as in Indonesia or the US, but also right in our own backyard.”

This is especially awful for those who believe in global warming theory:

The logging of whole trees releases all of their stored carbon and drains the planet’s “carbon sink” or potential for absorbing more emissions. Even if new saplings are planted, it may take 50 years or more until they are able to compensate for felled trees, by which point experts fear tipping points for runaway warming could have been reached.

You’ve got to have power, or everything stops. You sure can’t rely on wind or solar. You also have to meet foolish and tyrannical “renewable” mandates. So down come Europe’s forests, to be chopped into woodchips and burned. The important thing is the good intentions of the bureauweenies who impose this sort of insanity.

No worries; it’s for the environment.

On a tip from Steve T.

Dec 01 2016

German Spy Was Muslim Mole and Gay Porno Actor

In these days of diversity, this moonbat should have gone far in Germany’s domestic spy agency Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz [BfV]), being both a convert to Islam and a perverted degenerate:

Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike.

Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart Islamists — that they quickly identified him, arresting the 51-year-old the next day. Only then would the extent of his double life become clear.

The German citizen of Spanish descent confessed to secretly converting to Islam in 2014. From there, his story took a stranger turn. Officials ran a check on the online alias he assumed in radical chat rooms. The married father of four had used it before — as recently as 2011 — as his stage name for acting in gay pornographic films. …

In April 2016, the man began working for the BfV, charged with monitoring potentially violent Islamists in Germany.

The unnamed spy was arrested for violating secrecy laws and preparing to commit a violent act. Hopefully this will not jeopardize his career at BfV. Now that his secret life is known, he can help the agency pursue diversity objectives.

The spy agency should try gathering intelligence on job applicants.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Dec 01 2016

Those Who Do Not Learn From History…

If the massive importation of hostile refugees into Europe gives you a sense of déjà vu, you might be a student of Roman history:

In 410 A.D. the walls of Rome were breached and the city plundered by a barbarian army under the leadership of Alaric the Goth. … The fall of Rome shocked the world at the time, but what is not generally known nowadays is that the Gothic army that carried out the atrocity had entered the Empire thirty years earlier as refugees.

The Goths were brought in after being driven out of their Eastern European homeland by invading Huns.

By the summer of 376 an enormous host of Goths, generally estimated at around 100,000, arrived at the River Danube and pleaded with the Roman authorities to be allowed into the Empire.

The Eastern Emperor Valens, at that moment stationed in Antioch, eventually gave permission for the Therving tribe, which comprised about half the total number of Gothic refugees, to be ferried across the river. For at least two centuries prior to this the Romans had actively recruited barbarians into the army (necessary because of Rome’s abysmally low birth-rate) and Valens reasoned that the Goths would provide a valuable pool of new and cheap recruits. The operation to ferry these people across the Danube was an enormous and costly one and took several weeks to complete and, as Ammianus Marcellinus sarcastically comments, “diligent care was taken that no future destroyer of the Roman state should be left behind, even if he were smitten by a fatal disease.”

Unsurprisingly, within a few weeks of their entry into the Empire, the first clashes with the Roman authorities occurred, and by the end of the summer the Goths were at war with Rome.

Even in defeat, Goths were rewarded by Rome’s degenerate leadership, whereas patriots who defended Rome against them were punished.

The parallels to the currently unfolding situation are eerie, leading the author Emmet Scott to ask,

What kind of society brings in barbarians who cannot be assimilated in order to replace the children it refused to have; which excuses and rewards the horrific crimes of those barbarians; and which punishes patriots who try to stop the depredations of the said barbarians?

The answer, of course, is a dying society.

Refugees sacking Rome.

On a tip from Sean C.

Dec 01 2016

Ad Banned in France for Humanizing Down Syndrome Kids, Thus Disturbing the Conscience of Those Who Abort Them

Progressives understand there is something very wrong about abortion. Otherwise, why would the leftists running France censor an ad for humanizing children with Down syndrome (DS)?

France’s High Audiovisual Council removed the commercial from air earlier this year, and in November the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, upheld the ban, since the clip could “disturb the conscience” of French women who had aborted DS fetuses. …

Ninety-six percent of DS pregnancies are terminated in France, according to the pro-life Jerome Lejeune Foundation, which sought to overturn the ban.

Like most aspects of the left, the abortion industry depends on people not looking too closely at what it entails.

Banned in France.

On a tip from daPenguin. Hat tip: Twitchy.

Dec 01 2016

Hillblazer Dealt With Hillary’s Loss by Checking Into Psychiatric Hospital

If only all Shrillary supporters had enough sense to seek help:

A Hillary Clinton supporter admitted himself to the psychiatric ward on election night because he realized she was going to lose to Donald Trump.

Benjamin Ryan — considered a “Hillblazer” because he raised over $100,000 for the former Democratic nominee — detailed his suicidal nervous breakdown for the Huffington Post on Wednesday.

He said he was “catatonic, plagued by involuntary jerking motions, speech patterns disjointed, weeping uncontrollably.”

Benjamin details his suffering:

“Drained of tears, too tired to sleep, I stared at the fluorescent ceiling lights —which, indifferent to our suffering, remained on throughout the night — and endured the passing time by willing my thoughts to vanish into the dull glow. For a second, I imagined someone would burst in and proclaim, ‘It’s all right, Hillary won!’ and I would bound out of bed, awoken from this nightmare.”

Sorry Benjamin. Your nightmare is real.

The evening had started out so promisingly…

Ryan described what he was wearing in the VIP section of what was supposed to be Clinton’s victory party in New York — “a red belt, white skinny jeans, and a blue Hillary-as-Rosie-the-Riveter T-shirt, my hair lavishly coiffed into a confident pompadour.”

Here’s Benjamin in one of his Shrillary shirts:


How cruel that his hopeful confidence was smashed to pieces, and now lies in ruins, like his sanity. To make matters worse, everyone who reads this is probably laughing at him.

Now for some sobering news. A few days later, Benjamin was prematurely released from the psychiatric hospital, still so delusional as to rant, “The world needed my voice. I mattered.”

What matters now is that Benjamin returns to the hospital to receive the treatment he requires.

The Benjamin Ryan story.

On tips from Torcer and TED. Bottom graphic via Snarky Conservative.

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