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Feb 16 2018

The Ultimate Victim — a Mentally Ill Muslim Queer Disabled Brown Person — Whimpers Belligerently

A London makeup artist of uncertain gender named Umber Ghauri whimpers that he/she/it has piteously crawled to the top of the P.C. caste system by declaring himself/herself/itself to be a “Pakistani Muslim, queer, disabled person”:

I’m not a lesbian, I’m pansexual. I’m not trans in a traditional sense but I have a complex relationship with gender. I’m not disabled visibly or disabled all the time, but I experience disability. I’m not an immigrant but I’m brown.

All this ambiguity positions Umber as even more oppressed than other Persons of Oppressedness. This gives Umber the authority to crybully fellow members of the weirdo community for being ableist:

LGBTQ+ initiatives often have little funding, so step free access can seem like a luxury. But for people who require step free access, it is a necessity. Even if a space has step free access, there may not be accessible transport available – and it doesn’t stop there. LGBTQ+ communities have been built around nightlife and activism, and if you’re disabled, protests, marches, and club nights are not usually accessible. These spaces therefore become, more often than not, disappointingly exclusive.

Then Umber gripes that “women are often excluded from LGBTQ+ spaces.” Between that and the remark about not being a lesbian, it appears we can start using female pronouns, despite her “complex relationship with gender.”

Umber says she is also marginalized because she suffers from mental illness. Anyone surprised?

Then she complains that “being disabled means many of us choose to do sex work,” which is insensitively stigmatized. Whether Umber is actually a prostitute or merely identifies with prostitutes for the purpose of whining is unclear.

When the Olympic Committee establishes a gold medal in sniveling, Umber will be granted the recognition she deserves. Yet her self-pitying tears will flow more copiously than ever.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Feb 15 2018

Open Thread

He who knows what he is told must know a lot of things that are not so. - Arthur Guiterman

Feb 15 2018

Fearing Peer Pressure, College Students Embrace Open Borders

If today’s college students don’t wise up quickly, the USA will soon run out of future. From Trinity University in San Antonio:

He should have asked them to expound on the combined effects of open borders, an explosively fecund and perpetually dysfunctional Third World, and our extravagantly generous welfare state. It would be interesting to hear them explain how America could survive this combination in any recognizable form.

Fortunately, it is likely that only a few of these students are as stupid as all of them appear. Their concern isn’t whether America survives; it is whether they personally get separated from the herd. That won’t happen on a college campus so long as they reflexively jump to the most ludicrously irresponsible left-wing position imaginable.

Several of them admitted off-camera that they support a border wall, but won’t say so publicly for fear of being ostracized by their militantly inclusive peers.

But knowing better won’t make the ground below any softer if they go over the edge of the cliff with the rest of the herd.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Feb 15 2018

N.Y. Times Fires Ed Board Member Hours After Hiring Due to Past Thought Crimes

No wonder bastions of the establishment media guard the gates so vigilantly against thought criminals. Another has been discovered, still more outrageous than Bari Weiss:

The New York Times decided to sever ties with the newest addition to its editorial page on Tuesday — just hours after the paper announced her arrival.

Quinn Norton — who was named as the Times’ “lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology” — ended her very short tenure after controversy erupted over her use of racial and homophobic slurs on Twitter.

Ms. Norton also admitted to having been friends with neo-Nazis, although she says she “never agreed with them.”

Her worst infraction may have occurred during a 2013 conversation:

Norton wrote, “Here’s the deal, f—-t. Free speech comes with responsibility. not legal, but human. grown up. you can do this.”

Free speech also comes with certain liabilities regarding employment. The liberal establishment defines the parameters of acceptable thought. No one who has publicly ventured outside these parameters can work for the Times.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Feb 15 2018

National Anthem Banned at California High School

By definition, progressivism works by increments. For example, Black Lives Matter jackasses start the ball rolling by indulging in disrespectful antics during the national anthem at NFL games. The liberal establishmentarians who run the league encourage them. Moonbat celebrities pile on. Next thing you know, we have gone from jerks having a right to grandstand during the anthem, to the anthem being banned:

Student leaders at a California high school have banned America’s “outdated and racially offensive” national anthem from being played at school rallies.

The Associated Student Body at California High School in San Ramon, in the San Francisco Bay Area, blacklisted “The Star-Spangled Banner” over a third verse that is rarely ever played. …

The verse in questions includes the line “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of the flight or the gloom of the grave.”

Few even knew about this verse. But when it comes to tearing down America, any pretext that reminds the belligerently offended that long, long ago there was slavery will do.

Student Body President Ariyana Kermanizadeh explained that the majority who cherish our national anthem must be excluded “so that we could be fully inclusive.”

“[T]his song was written in 1814,” Kermanizadeh said. “This was written 204 years ago. Imagine all the traditions and laws that have changed … [and] so must our traditions.”

It would be fair to assume that Ariyana Kermanizadeh is not heavily invested in our traditions.

On a tip from Chronos Z. Wonderpig.

Feb 15 2018

Shameless Demagogues Seize on Florida Shooting as Pretext to Render the Law-Abiding Defenseless

Let’s try to view yesterday’s tragedy through the liberal lens. Nikolas Cruz didn’t kill 17 people; our constitutional right to bear arms killed 17 people. Republicans support this constitutional right. Therefore, Republicans killed 17 people. If you don’t like murder, vote them out:

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) on Wednesday argued American voters must flip the House of Representatives to a Democratic majority if they want Congress to address gun control in the wake of a Florida high school shooting that left at least 17 people dead and others injured.

According to Jolly, Republicans won’t disarm law-abiding citizens, but Democrats will “work for incremental wins.” Notch by notch, turning the totalitarian ratchet with these “wins” would leave us totally helpless.

No wonder Jolly had a hard time getting reelected as a Republican. Ironically, he was unseated by former governor Charlie Crist, who was a RINO like Jolly before switching parties.

As always, Dems were atop the Florida dead faster than flies:

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said on the Senate floor that mass shootings are “a consequence of our inaction.”

“This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America — this epidemic of mass slaughter.”

Tell that to Anders Breivik.

Unless clinically mentally defective, not even a progressive could believe that we would be safer if only the government and criminals had access to firearms. Of the two, government is by far the more dangerous, as anyone familiar with the 20th century history of China, Russia, or Germany could tell you.

This is why the Constitution is so precious. It was designed not only to preserve our right of self-defense against maniacs like Nikolas Cruz, but to preserve liberty from the likes of Jolly and Murphy.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Feb 15 2018

Leaked Chatroom Transcript Proves New York Times Employees to Be Hysterical Lunatics

In an environment of extreme moonbattery, even moonbatty remarks can qualify as thought crimes. Bari Weiss of the New York Times responded to Olympic skater Mirai Nagasu pulling off a triple axel by tweeting, “Immigrants: They get the job done.” Surely the thought police could not arrest her for preferring immigrants to native-born Americans, just like Bret Stevens and all the other irritating kooks at the N.Y. Times so noisily do.

Wrong. Mirai Nagasu’s parents were born in Japan, but she was born in the USA. Therefore, referring to her as an immigrant is not merely wrong but racist, exclusionist, nativist, and Asianophobic.

Weiss’s colleagues were triggered to the point of hysteria. An internal chatroom transcript was leaked to HuffPost reporter Ashley Feinberg so that their righteous denunciations could be shared with the world.

One whined that “asians don’t matter.” Another sniveled about “flashbacks of internment of japanese americans.” Barked a third, “i was offended!” Another: “i will no longer remain silent about our hostile work environment just so that it will be pleasant for others.” A melting snowflake whimpered, “frankly microaggressions and people being obtuse cut the deepest.” One Times moonbat muttered that “mistake” is “a very generous term” for a transgression as severe as Weiss’s. Evidently, they have access to italics, but few of them can use capital letters.

Times employees fumed that “diversity efforts” are “nothing but lip service,” and called for mandatory “implicit bias training” to take place every year to make sure the brainwashing takes hold.

An “editor on the masthead” chimed in to praise the other fools for their “smart thoughts.”

These militant lunatics are at the core of the media establishment that determines what we are presented with as the news.

After this Two Minutes Hate expanded outside of the padded walls of the Times, sane people observed that maybe Weiss’s tweet doesn’t quite qualify as a crime against humanity. HuffPo’s Feinberg put them in their place:

In the liberal media, that is a mic drop comment that ends the argument.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Feb 15 2018

ISIS Wages Jihad on Ableism

No wonder moonbats sympathize with Islam. The Islamic State is so woke, it has rejected ableism:

A new ISIS video shows a wheelchair-bound jihadist being loaded into a bomb-outfitted pickup before he drives off and detonates the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. …

In other parts of the video, jihadists are shown in battle using crutches or being pushed in a wheelchair by a comrade.

Earlier installments of the ISIS “Inside the Khilafah” propaganda series feature a one-legged jihadist and even a blind jihadist.

The latest video also claims that ISIS sends female jihadists into battle alongside men, but the “women” featured could be men wearing burkas. Maybe ISIS maniacs have embraced transsexualism, proving themselves to be still more woke.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Feb 15 2018

#MeToo Jumps the Ultimate Shark

#MeToo hysteria has jumped the ultimate shark. Rabbi Tamara Kolton denounces God for sexual misconduct:

The story that begins the bible, the first one that we learn in Sunday school, the founding story of man and woman upheld for thousands of years by Judeo-Christian religion, is actually the story of the first sexual assault of a woman. The woman’s name is Eve. And the perpetrator? God. …

Here is a young, beautiful, intelligent, naked woman living in a state of Grace. She’s hungry, so she does the most natural thing in the world and eats a piece of fruit. For following her instincts, trusting herself, and nourishing her body, she is punished. Her punishment? She will never again feel safe in her nakedness. She will never again love her body. She will never again know her body as a place of sacred sovereignty.

Actually, there was other food available. Eve ate the apple to acquire forbidden knowledge. But apparently these days you can’t expect a rabbi to know that much about it.

“What have you done?” He God thunders. Eve wants to defend herself, but she is too ashamed to speak. Eve, our first mother whose name means the “mother of all living things,” is silenced, much the way the “patients” of Dr. Nassar were.

The reference is to her fellow Michigander, the serial girl molester sentenced to 360 years (although he could get out in 140 years with good behavior), Larry Nasser.

Considering that it is part of the Jewish religion, you would think a rabbi would have access to the Old Testament. Eve was not silenced; she tried to blame the serpent.

The founding myth of Judeo-Christian religion, the story of Eve, granted generations of men permission to violate women. It teaches us that women are liars and sinners. Even if “She” is telling the truth, she deserved it. God told her not to eat that apple, or wear that skirt, or go out after dark, or be pretty, or desirous, or in that bar or on that street or in that car or born a girl.

Sure, that’s what the Bible is all about. No wonder liberals say Christianity is just as bad as Islam.

This God, this man-made figurehead of the patriarchy, is not my God. He is a fiction, a man-made myth [yap yap yap yap yap…]

Having denounced God as a perpetrator of sexual assault and the Old Testament as “misogynistic mythology,” Kolton seems to suggest we should worship Eve instead:

I know that at this very moment in time, Eve is with us and she is awed and proud that we are finally finding our voices, one at time, and then hundreds, and thousands at a time. She, who was lost to us so long ago, is actually here with us now, marching in the streets, testifying, raising her voice, at last.

Just listen…

Eve, our blessed mother, is saying, “#Metoo.”

Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro describes Kolton’s piece with the words stupid, asinine, ridiculous, ludicrous, imbecilic, witless, obtuse, fatuous, harebrained, doltish, and preposterous. He is too kind. The piece is far worse; it is progressive.

Leftists are destroying Judaism the same way they are destroying Christianity: by subverting it from within, hollowing out the content and replacing it with moonbattery that will cause congregations to wander off in disgust.

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 14 2018

Open Thread

If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you're not alone. - Arthur C. Brooks

Feb 14 2018

Students Sign Petition Denouncing Valentine’s Day

Enjoy Valentine’s Day while you can. When today’s college students graduate and take the reins, it is likely to be banned on the grounds that it discriminates against people who are single, to judge from interviews at Cornell University:

Someone should interview students to discover if there is anything whatsoever they would not exclude in the name of inclusiveness.

On a tip from Sterling B.

Feb 14 2018

Katie Cupcake: Still an Airhead

In case you missed it, Katie Couric explains that Dutch people are good at speed skating because it is “an important mode of transportation” in their country. Must be heard to be believed:

America has been laughing at Katie Cupcake for years. Now Holland joins the fun:

More laughs:

Katie should stick to televising her colonoscopies.

On tips from The Lieberal Media and Bodhisattva.

Feb 14 2018

Princeton Free Speech Class Canceled

It is reassuring to see educators educate rather than recite propaganda. Here an Ivy League professor demonstrates why we cannot have free speech in the erstwhile Land of the Free:

“Anthropology 212: Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography,” a course on freedom of expression at Princeton University has been “reluctantly” cancelled, Professor Lawrence Rosen informed his students…

Last week Prof. Rosen received national attention for using the N-word in this class on freedom of expression. … One report, cited in Princeton’s main campus newspaper, says that Rosen asked, “What is worse, a white man punching a black man, or a white man calling a black man a n****r?”

Only persons of politically preferred pigmentation are allowed to utter the N-word. But Rosen defiantly asserted his right to use it as needed to make a point in an academic setting.

A witness recounted an occurrence during the class that may explain why it was canceled:

A male student of color stood up, inches from professor Rosen’s face and shouted “F*** YOU,” this witness claimed. Just before that, a female student of color had shouted at Rosen, as the first was approaching, “do you feel safe right now.”

This thuggery did not take place in a prison yard, but in an Ivy League classroom. Thanks again, Affirmative Action.

The event confirmed that our hard-won right of free speech has gone on the sacrificial pyre along with everything else we have given up in the name of political correctness. Not even a professor in his classroom is free to say what blacks decide is offensive.

Yet we are still expected to pretend they are oppressed, in order to explain low levels of achievement.

On tips from TCS III and Bodhisattva.

Feb 14 2018

Democrat Senator Enraged by Reference to Anglo-American Heritage

As some probably suspected all along, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a racist. Look what he said:

“I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Sessions said in remarks at the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting, adding, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”

This failure to despise Anglo-American heritage was seized upon at once by the thought police. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) righteously barked:

Do you know anyone who says “Anglo-American heritage” in a sentence? What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other? For the chief law enforcement officer to use a dog whistle like that is appalling. Best NO vote I ever cast.

Uh oh. Barack Obama is a dog-whistling racist too:

Obama, who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago for more than a decade, said captured suspects deserve to file writs of habeus corpus.

Calling it “the foundation of Anglo-American law,” he said the principle “says very simply: If the government grabs you, then you have the right to at least ask, ‘Why was I grabbed?’ And say, ‘Maybe you’ve got the wrong person.'”

Schatz could use some edification regarding why of our Anglo-American legal tradition is relevant to the office of sheriff:

The word “Sheriff” is a combination of the Anglo-Saxon words for “shire” (what we today call a “county”) and “reeve” (meaning “guardian”). The county guardians of Anglo-Saxon England were responsible for organizing communal defense.

Never mind. The most useful thing about dog whistles is that moonbat demagogues can hear them whenever they want to.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Feb 14 2018

Harvard Offers Graduate Course “Cacaphonies: Toward an Excremental Poetics”

Just in case anyone doubts that much of what students are taught at prestigious Ivy League universities these days is a load of crap:

Harvard University offers the four-credit course “Cacaphonies: Toward an Excremental Poetics,” which vows to take “fecal presence seriously” in French literature.

Students getting their masters at Harvard can sign up for the course taught by Annabel Kim, an assistant professor of romance languages and literatures. The course will also study constipation and whether it is unfairly “gendered” as female. …

“The task of excretion, which translates into concrete form our experience of the world (we excrete what we take in, processing and giving it new form), is also the task of literature,” the course catalog states.

Or at least it is the task of academia.

The nutty professor holds a PhD from Yale. She also teaches a course entitled, “Queer Fictions.”

Harvard is a private university with a massive tax-exempt endowment of $37.6 billion. Nonetheless, the federal government lavishly subsidizes this crapola with money it confiscates from regular Americans. What a racket.

On a tip from J.

Feb 14 2018

Graffiti Vandals Awarded $6.7 Million for Defacing Building

Thanks to judicial tyranny, you can now be looted for $millions for cleaning up your own vandalized property:

A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray-paintings were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated New York warehouse buildings torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences.

The judge came down extra hard on the property owner for having enough self-respect to refuse to “show remorse” for not preserving the graffiti.

U.S. District Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn said 45 of the 49 paintings were recognized works of art “wrongfully and willfully destroyed” by a remorseless landlord.

The supposed artistic merit of the graffiti is irrelevant in a world where pulling a t-shirt over your head and pretending to be a bear is regarded as art.

Twenty-one aerosol artists had sued the owner of a Long Island City site known as 5Pointz under the Visual Rights Act, a 1990 federal law that protects artists’ rights even if someone else owns the physical artwork. Their graffiti was painted over in 2013, and the buildings were torn down a year later.

Like someone’s house? Scribble on it with a can of spray paint, and declare it to be art. Now the house is yours.

Property rights are the bedrock of liberty. So progressives erode them.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Jack Bauer.

Feb 14 2018

Feminists Want Cross-Dressing Men Out of Their Girls-Only Pond

Grab the popcorn. Hostilities between feminists and transsexual militants are heating up. Feminists don’t want men pretending to be women swimming in a girls-only pond on London’s Hampstead Heath:

Members of the Mayday 4 Women group picketed a meeting of the Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association who held a closed meeting to discuss the situation.

The pond is still for officially for women only, but it all depends on what the word “women” means. It is considered transphobic to say that it means “women.”

The City of London Corporation who are responsible for the facility said self-identifying trans women were now welcome to use the pond and the female changing rooms.

“Self-identifying trans women” refers to men who dress like Corporal Klinger.

‘We are working with the LGBTQ community to ensure our facilities are fit to serve the needs of everyone who enjoys them, and will continue to do so in the future.’

By “everyone,” they mean weirdos. Normal people get it in the neck, as always when it comes to matters of diversity.

In December, feminist writer Julie Bindell who has swam at the pond for more than 30 years told the Mail on Sunday: ‘It is totally unacceptable to allow men who identify as women, but who are otherwise male bodied and socialised as men, to be in a women-only space. I have seen mothers bring their young daughters who are self-conscious about their bodies but want to feel good about swimming and exposing their skin to the sun. The last thing they want is to look behind them and see a male-bodied person pretending to be a woman in order to gawp at them.’

Moonbattery has consequences — and not many of them are pleasant.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Feb 14 2018

Asian Student Is in Big Trouble for Explaining Racial Disparity in Accelerated Learning Program

George Orwell was never more on the mark than when he said, “Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.” It is a hazardous duty, because as Orwell also said, “The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” A student in the elite magnet program at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento could tell you all about it, after his science fair project was denounced as thoughtcrime:

The project that started the controversy was titled “Race and IQ.” It raised the hypothesis: “If the average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and Hispanics are lower than the average IQs of non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians, then the racial disproportionality in (HISP [an accelerated learning program]) is justified.”

The project was put on display with others [last] Monday afternoon to be judged by a team of community members as part of the fourth annual Mini Science Fair.

It was soon removed after people screamed that it was heresy.

[The culprit] is described by peers as a boy of Asian descent and a participant in the accelerated Humanities and International Studies program, or HISP. The Sacramento Bee did not speak to the student and is not identifying the minor.

Normally a paper would get the point of view of the subject of the story. But not if that person is a thought criminal whose point of view is incorrect.

The HISP program is designed to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity. Often, it includes alternative viewpoints on history.

But only politically correct alternative viewpoints, like obsessing on the supposed evils of Christopher Columbus.

The students in the HISP program are predominantly white and Asian, because admittance is based on intellectual capacity rather than skin color. But that is likely to change.

Some of those outraged by the racially charged project say it points to a larger problem: the lack of ethnic diversity in the school’s elite HISP program.

Short of giving lobotomies to the white and Asian students, this can only be solved by discarding merit and embracing Affirmative Action, rendering the concept of accelerated learning programs for elite students absurd.

For bringing this reality to light, the unnamed student is in deep trouble. It won’t help him that educrats are not held to the same meritocratic standards as the HISP students.

Principal Peter Lambert … sent an email message to parents. “I want to be clear that at McClatchy High School we promote and embrace an inclusive environment and way of thinking which excludes any form of discrimination,” he wrote. “Many of you have asked me what our school is doing in response to this incident. I want you to know we are taking this incident very seriously and we will be reviewing the incident and implementing all measures as appropriate to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students.”

A “safe and inclusive environment” means zero tolerance for thoughtcrime. Lambert is black.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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