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Mar 28 2017

The Argument Against Brexit Expressed Through Interpretive Dance

Brexit never would have passed if enough people had seen this cogent argument in favor of remaining under the thumb of the European Union, expressed as interpretive dance:

Recorded at an anti-Brexit protest in London.


Mar 28 2017

Wall Off to Unambitious Start

Did you think Trump was just posturing with all his bluster about building a big beautiful wall and forcing Mexico to pay for it? Maybe this will set your mind at ease:

The Trump administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles — including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border.

The $999 million requested by the White House in its budget supplement for just defense and border security spending would cover just 48 miles of new wall, according to justification documents from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by CNN.

Forty-eight miles of new wall is better than nothing. As for the rest of the 1,989-mile-long border, maybe he is waiting for Mexico to send the money.

Meanwhile, Trump has renewed his attacks on congressional conservatives and confirms his intention to focus on working with Democrats.

Will the promised wall get built? Maybe we should ask Chuck Schumer.

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Time will tell whether it materializes.

On tips from 762×51 and Torcer.

Mar 28 2017

Terry McAuliffe Vetoes Bill That Would Allow Victims of Domestic Violence to Defend Themselves

Whatever motivates authoritarians to repress gun rights, it doesn’t appear to be safety:

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to allow victims of domestic violence to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit.

House Bill 1852 would allow anyone in Virginia who has a protective order and is over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit for up to 45 days after the order is issued. It would then give anyone with an active order an additional 45 days to carry concealed should they apply for a permanent concealed-handgun permit, which can take up to 45 days to process. The person with the protective order would be required to show police the order or permit application and photo ID if stopped.

Any woman who has dealt with a violent ex is sure to realize that by the time she had jumped through all the hoops and waited on the bureauweenies to grant her a concealed carry permit, she might already have her brains bashed in, whereas if the ex knew she was able to exercise her Second Amendment rights, he would be less likely to give her trouble.

Maybe McAwful cares about safety after all — just not the safety of those requiring an equalizer. Last year he unilaterally restored voting rights to 13,000 felons and announced plans to do the same for hundreds of thousands more. Soon after, he pardoned 60,000 felons, hoping to swing the election.

Who could expect him to take the side of law-abiding victims of domestic violence? That’s not where the votes are for a guy like McAwful, a quintessential Democrat who the bad guys can always count on to take their side.

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Terry McAuliffe, kakistocrat.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 28 2017

Heavily Armed but Easily Frightened Moonbats Appear Across From Arizona State Capitol

Imagine your horror if your home were infested with rats … and then you discovered that the rats had begun using tools. That was my sensation when I learned that moonbats have discovered firearms — right here in my town:

Amid an Arizona “Make America Great Again” march in support of Republican President Donald Trump on Saturday, a heavily armed left-wing group tried to intimidate a liberal reporter into not recording video of their actions.

Reporter Stephen Lemons spotted the group of “about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club [Fakebook page] across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth,” he wrote in the Phoenix New Times.

Lemons, a liberal, said he initially thought, “Hey, lefties with guns, that’s cool.” But the sentiment didn’t last long.

The militant moonbats, whose goal is to put the “red” back in “redneck” as part of a Redneck Revolt, were terrified that their fellow lefty Lemons would film their license plates as he followed them from Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza back to their cars.

Lemons posted video he took with his cellphone here. It features the badass redneck rebels hilariously running away from him in apparent fear that he would uncover their identities. Nonetheless, he frets in his piece in the ultra-moonbatty Phoenix New Times,

In hindsight, it occurs to me that if a left-wing militia and a right-wing militia, such as the ALG [Arizona Liberty Guard], cross paths at an future demonstration, there very easily could be bloodshed.

Maybe. But probably not with these weenies.

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That’s the Arizona State Capitol behind the armed moonbats.

On tips from Artfldgr and Steve A.

Mar 28 2017

School Has Its Budget Cut for Having Too Many White Students

The moonbats are right about one thing: there really is systematic, institutional racial discrimination in this country. But leftists lie about who suffers from it. It isn’t politically privileged minorities. It is the core population:

Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.

The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.

Unsurprisingly, this malevolent lunacy was imposed by the authoritarian screwballs who dominate the judiciary:

The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.

Try to imagine a budget being cut explicitly because there are too many students of any other racial makeup. Then try to say with a straight face that nonwhites are oppressed rather than privileged.

For many parents, the race-based reason of “too many white students” has made the cuts more difficult to swallow.

Time to stop swallowing and push back. Any group that refuses to defend its interests is going to get screwed by those who do not mean it well.

Meanwhile, Ivory Tower eggheads pull their chins and wheeze that there is no such thing as racism against whites because whites hold power; never mind that the whites who hold power are overwhelmingly racist against other whites.

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If only it were only nonwhites who are racist against whites.

On tips from rpp618, J, Steve A, and Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 28 2017

Removing the Stigma From Adult Baby Diaper Lovers

Huffington Post continues to push moonbattery to new extremes of self-indulge by promoting adult baby diaper lovers:

Tykables, the only brick and mortar storefront in the United States dedicated to adult baby diaper lovers (ABDL), is located in Mount Prospect, a suburb of Chicago. Its customers, John-Michael Williams, the store’s owner says, include those ABDL who have a fetish or sexual interest in dressing like or pretending to be a baby…

Saying that people who identify as ABDL are misunderstood and maligned would be a colossal understatement. Even worse, not only do they face ridicule for having desires or inclinations that exist outside of what is considered by mainstream culture to “normal,” there are few places beyond the internet to express their identity, find community or buy goods related to their interests.

But at least they have Tykables. Williams philosophizes on the topic of perverts who get off by pretending to be babies:

“Whether you look at it from a fetish aspect or not, a lot of people feel shamed by having sex that is not the traditional, missionary man and woman — or man and man or woman and woman, perhaps — style sex. I find that odd. I find it strange that you can feel shame in something that makes you feel pleasure. I can’t understand that mentality. I get that people feel that way — I just don’t understand why.”

The goal of HuffPo and other social engineers running the liberal media is for you not to understand it either. That’s why Williams is promoted as a “Sex Hero.” Here’s how HuffPo describes the feature:

Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.

Sex heroes are to be revered and egged on to ever further extremes of publicized depravity. Those who curl their lips in disgust at them are to be denounced as bigots and normies.

Williams admits that a lot of ABDL weirdos have “a sexual response to being degraded.” Evidently this too must be embraced as healthy and natural, just like homosexuality, cross-dressing, and whatever morbid form of depravity progressives decide to cram down our throats next.

Another Tykables owner takes us on a walk-through:

Hat tip: Andrew Quackson.

Mar 27 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from TED.

Mar 27 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

When it comes to dumb, Chelsea Clinton has plenty to offer:

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Someone needs to reassure Chelsea that this picture is in fact photoshopped, so as to set her tiny mind at ease.

On a tip from TCS III. Hat tips: NewsBusters, The Blaze.

Mar 27 2017

University of Oregon Denounces Having Clothes That Fit as “Cisgender Privilege”

If your clothes fit, then hang your head in shame. You are indulging in cisgender privilege:

The University of Oregon has a separate site for their libraries. Included in this separate site are “research guides” to help students understand topics that the university has deemed important. One such research guide is “Transgender Studies & Cisgender Privilege.”

The guide directs students to a checklist of cisgender privileges.

Included on the list are: “6. Clothing works for me, more or less. I am a size and shape for which clothes I feel comfortable wearing are commonly made” and “23. My potential lovers expect my genitals to look roughly similar to the way they do, and have accepted that before coming to bed with me.”

Readers who are guilty of enjoying these privileges can do penance by wearing ill-fitting clothes and denouncing their own cis-normative oppressiveness in the strongest possible terms.

Other resources made available by the University of Oregon make it clear that whiteness and capitalism are as intolerable as cisgender privilege.

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Alternatives to indulging in cisgender privilege.

On a tip from J.

Mar 27 2017

Democrat Welcome Baskets for Refugees Included Voter Registration Forms

Considering that they have to live in this country and presumably do not want it degenerating into Syria, Somalia, or Sudan, and considering the utter chaos the importation of vast numbers of Islamic welfare colonists has been causing in Europe, why would even Democrats want to let in still more of them? The answer of course is votes. As the Dems become ever more radicalized, ever fewer whites will vote for them, so they have to import ever more government-dependent nonwhites with diametrically opposed interests. The Nebraska Democratic Party couldn’t be more obvious about it:

A donation drive organized by the NDP collected some 50 gift baskets for refugees. Each contained items like diapers and kitchen utensils, a welcome letter from the Nebraska Democratic Party signed by its chairwoman Jane Kleeb, and a voter registration form, according to a video posted to Facebook by the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Since most Americans probably expect their representatives to side with them rather than with grasping invaders from terrorist-incubating Islamic hellholes, this is bad optics — and worse:

Individuals with refugee status in the United States are only allowed to naturalize after they spend a minimum of five years in the U.S. and obtain permanent residence (a green card). But presumably, individuals who accept a “welcome” basket are new arrivals to the U.S. and have not met the requirements to become citizens. They would be ineligible to register to vote.

Kleeb’s laughable justification is that “it is not illegal to be handing out voter registration forms so folks start to get familiar with the forms.”

According to Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale (R), anyone “who purposely states a falsehood under oath, lawfully administered or in a statement made under penalty of election falsification ‘including a statement required for verifying or filing a voter registration application’, among other things, would be subject to a Class IV felony/ This would include a false statement that the person is a citizen of the United States. ( NE Rev 32-1502 ).”

“At the same time, under NE Rev 32-1503, subsection 11, any person who would aid, counsel, procure or advise any person to do any act forbidden by this section or to omit to do any act by law directed to be done shall be guilty of a Class IV felony,” he told CR in a statement.

So thoughtful of Ms. Kleeb to produce video of herself effectively conspiring to commit this felony:

On tips from Everyday President, J, and Torcer.

Mar 27 2017

White Self-Hatred Safe Space at Loyola University Chicago

How much would it cost to check into a state hospital for 4 years? Probably less than tuition at Loyola University Chicago. Otherwise, you might not know the difference:

Students who “self identify as White” at Loyola University Chicago can apply to join a safe space to learn about white privilege, institutional racism, and internalized racism.

The safe space is entitled Ramblers Analyzing Whiteness.

Members of the group, who are chosen through an application process, participate in six two-hour sessions on safe spaces, white privilege, cycles of oppression, and bystander intervention.

Don’t worry, persons of color aren’t excluded. You don’t have to be white; you just have to “self-identify” as white. Michael Jackson would have qualified. Not Rachel Dolezal though.

A major objective is to instill a sense of guilt in white people over their “privilege,” no matter how disadvantaged they may actually be outside the realm of moonbat ideology. An enthusiastic testimonial:

“‘I struggled too; I’m not privileged’. that’s [sic] what I always thought, but that’s not what White Privilege means,” student Angee Serwin recalled. “Simply because I am White, I already carry a privilege that I didn’t even try for.”

Actually, there is another difference between state hospitals and universities. At a mental institution, there might be an effort to cure you of morbid delusions, neuroses, and self-directed hostility. Universities strive for the opposite.

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A student in a safe space reflects on her white privilege.

On a tip from Sterling B.

Mar 27 2017

Affirmative Action Now Applied to Body Mass Index

There seems to be no standard that the liberal ruling class will not lower or distort in the interests of imposing racial equality. This now extends even to weight metrics:

A United Kingdom (U.K.) government-funded study calls for adjusting a measurement used to determine obesity to correct for differences across ethnic groups.

The race-based adjustments lower the Body Mass Index (BMI) for children of African descent, making them seem thinner, while raising the BMI of children of South Asian descent. Scientists studied children of various ethnic groups between the ages of 4 and 12, and developed a race-based technique to “adjust” BMI definitions to ethnicity.

The new adjustments mean black children are less likely to be classified as overweight or obese than a white or Asian child with the same BMI. The researchers urge the adoption of these new altered standards for the entire U.K, as they “reflect body fat more accurately.”

Or if not more accurately, at least more politically correctly.

In the U.S., more than 75 percent of African American adults are overweight or obese, making them almost 1.5 times more likely to be obese than white adults.

Could it be that blacks tend to be “oppressed” for some of the same reasons they tend to be overweight? Lest people give too much thought to that question, the disparity needs to be erased by adjusting standards.

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Albert celebrates no longer being regarded as fat.

On a tip from rpp618.

Mar 27 2017

In Aftermath of ObamaCare 2.0 Collapse, Is Trump Turning to the Left?

No wonder Hugh Hewitt responded to Trump publicly insulting him by affectionally nuzzling his buttocks. For a statist apparatchik hoping to pull the GOP to the left, the current administration could be a dream come true. Watch in horror as Hewitt comes on Meet the Press to shove conservatives off a cliff for stopping ObamaCare 2.0:

“It was a big loss, but … that loss isn’t on the president; it isn’t on Paul Ryan; it is on the Area 51 subcaucus of the Freedom Caucus… They own the loss, nobody else.”

The atrocious AHCA would not have repealed or replaced ObamaCare, but would have renamed it and made it permanent with a few of the deck chairs rearranged. The bill typified Big Government gone berserk. Hewitt detests the true conservatives who had enough integrity to derail it.

Host Chuck Todd presented an extract from a New York Times piece:

“Trump seemed much less animated by the subject of budget cuts than the subject of spending increases. ‘We’re also going to prime the pump,’ he said… ‘In other words: Spend money to make a lot more money in the future. And that’ll happen.’ A clearer elucidation of Keynesian liberalism could not have been delivered by Obama.”

For once the Times has it right. If Obama had said the same thing, we would be muttering about the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Hewitt’s alarming response to this:

“[Trump] is done with the right wing.”

Regrettably, Hewitt may have it right too. As WaPo reports,

Trump cast blame Sunday for the collapse of his effort to overhaul the health-care system on conservative interest groups and far-right Republican lawmakers, shifting culpability to his own party after initially faulting Democratic intransigence.

His attack — starting with a tweet that singled out the House Freedom Caucus as well as the influential Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America — marked a new turn in the increasingly troubled relationship between the White House and a divided GOP still adjusting to its unorthodox standard-bearer.

Less than an hour after his tweet blasting conservatives, his Renfield, Reince Priebus, followed up with this on Fox News Sunday:

As if to rub salt in the GOP’s wound, Priebus hinted that Trump may simply start looking past the Republican majority and try forging more consensus with moderate Democrats in future legislative battles.

This has been coordinated. One of Trump’s most loyal lieutenants in the media is on the same page:

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro is demanding that Trump forget the Republicans and reach out to Democrats to “make America great,” because he’s such a great negotiator, he’s the only one who can do it.

No really she said this.

Judge Jeanine advises Trump,

“You already know that you can’t rely on members of your own party, because within that party are factions and caucuses and groups who would rather fight with each other than win for us.”

“Us” means The People.

See for yourself:

I seem to recall a conservative blogger who spent 2016 warning anyone who would listen that Trump would end up governing ineptly from the left, continuing Obama’s reckless spending and explosive expansion of the federal government, and that a fractured GOP would get blamed for the resulting problems, perfectly setting up a radicalized Democrat Party to take power and advance a Marxist agenda. Let’s hope he wasn’t right.

Hat tip: Pat Dollard. Tip from Torcer.

Mar 27 2017

Free Speech Bus Defaced by Transsexual Activists

It gets ever harder to believe that only half a century ago, the Free Speech Movement was associated with the Left. Their defacement of a Free Speech Bus sums up what leftists think of free speech now:

The so-called “Free Speech Bus” is based [on] a similar one set up by activists in Madrid. After Spanish transgender activists put up posters reading, “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas. It’s as simple as that,” a conservative Catholic group drove around a bus with the opposite message: “Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled.”

2 + 2 = 4. If they can get us to deny it, they win. That is why they insist we regard Bruce Jenner as a woman.

Naturally, Spanish authorities impounded the bus, to the delight of authoritarian moonbats like Chelsea Clinton.

But the National Organization for Marriage duplicated the campaign in the U.S.

“Boys are boys … and always will be. Girls are girls … and always will be,” the U.S. version reads. The group termed the bus the “Free Speech Bus,” while LGBT activists countered with the monicker “Hate Bus.”

Again we see that “hate” as used by leftists roughly translates to “free.”

Since remnants of the First Amendment still survive, activists could not count on the government to do their bidding as in Spain. So they took matters into their own hands:

Whatever its name, the bus never left New York. The National Organization for Marriage announced Thursday that the bus had been defaced by angry activists wielding hammers.

The driver of the bus was assaulted. Other trans activists applauded these classic fascist tactics:

At least progressives don’t nauseate us with phony pretenses as much as they used to. They don’t even pay lip service to basic human rights like freedom of speech and the right not to have your property destroyed. Their tactics are bad; their objectives are bad; they are bad. All that is settled; the only question is whether we can stop them.

On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 27 2017

Patch: Historic First Officially Genderless American

First there was Pat, a joke on Saturday Night Live. Now we have Patch, who is also a joke, but you had better not laugh at him because that would be a thought crime. Patch is America’s historic first officially genderless person.

A Portland student has become the first American to gain legal designation as “genderless”, following a ruling by a Multnomah County judge. …

The 27-year-old formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, now legally designated agender, also got legal approval to change names, now going only by “Patch,” no surname. That name also serves as a pronoun, Patch explained to the local NBC affiliate this week.

“Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me,” Patch said. “I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name.”

However, 2 + 2 = 4, and “Patch” is a male, no matter how weird, and no matter what the depraved social engineers running the courts in Oregon might demand we pretend.

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Pat was the original Patch.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Mar 26 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from Torcer.

Mar 26 2017

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

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As the great John Wayne is said to have said, “Life is hard; it’s harder when you’re stupid.” That’s why life is so hard for the criminal class, which is mainly made up of morons. For example:

A Tucson Unified School District spokesperson said police were called to Miles Elementary School after a locksmith allegedly spotted a man trying to force his way into classrooms on campus.

After the suspect realized that the locksmith was watching him he attempted to jump over the school’s spiked fence, school officials said.

Witness Jesse Sensibar told KGUN that the man’s baggy pants got stuck on a bar and pantsed him.

Excessively baggy pants don’t just look dumb. They are dumb.

No wonder Democrats want felons voting.

On a tip from Sufferfortribe.

Mar 26 2017

Hillary Rodham Rye

Last year’s election didn’t turn out well for Shrillary, but this should help console her:

The owners of Republic Restoratives, a female-run craft distillery in D.C., spent months concocting a spirit worthy of celebrating their next president’s inauguration. Then, well, the election happened, and Rodham Rye sort of made no sense. But now, after “a period of self-described mourning,” Rachel Gardner and Pia Carusone have decided to move forward with the whiskey anyway. Their boozy homage to Hillary Clinton goes on sale tomorrow in a limited batch of 4,652 bottles that could go pretty fast, though the company is already teasing, “You never know, there could be a comeback.”

God forbid. Or maybe they’re talking about distilling more whiskey.

Five percent of the proceeds will be donated to EMILY’s List, which promotes female moonbats in politics. Even whiskey has become politicized.

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What better product to name after Shrillary?

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

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