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Oct 17 2016

Open Thread


Passed along by TrueConservative.

Oct 17 2016

SNL Version of Second Debate

In case you missed it, here’s the Saturday Night Live version of the second debate:

One more to go on Wednesday. We’ll get through this somehow.

Hat tip: Right Wing News.

Oct 17 2016

Something Was Lost in Translation

Something about this Japanese Colonel Sanders just isn’t right:


On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Oct 17 2016

Pentagon Issues Transsexual Handbook

As mentioned earlier, all things federal have a single underlying purpose: to promote moonbattery. Just as the Park Service is no exception, neither is the military. The Pentagon has produced a handbook outlining the new official policy regarding the promotion of sexual freakishness in the armed forces.

Under the new policies, military commanders are now responsible for approving or denying sex changes for troops who self-identify as the opposite sex, according to the 72-page handbook, “Transgender Service in the U.S. Military: An Implementation Handbook,” published Sept. 30.

According to the handbook, transsexuals must not be stigmatized, and they must be referred to by their preferred pronoun, regardless of biological reality. Pronouns may vary by time of day.

“Social transition, in the military context, will generally encompass living in the preferred gender after duty hours,” the handbook stated. “You may encounter a situation where you know a service member by one name during duty hours and another after duty hours; this all depends on the individual’s transition.”

Forcing servicemen to indulge lunatics in their creepy delusions is unlikely to enhance morale or cohesion. It isn’t intended to. Under its current Commander in Chief, the military is not a fighting force but a social engineering laboratory.


On tips from Bodhisattva and Steve A.

Oct 17 2016

The More Federal Government Takes In, the Deeper It Goes Into Debt

The liberal solution to debt and deficits is to raise taxes. This is the equivalent of fighting fire with gasoline.

The more fuel fire consumes, the hotter burns. By the same principle, every penny Big Government appropriates is spent making government bigger and its appetite for money more voracious — as this makes clear:

The federal government collected $3.27 trillion in taxes in fiscal year 2016, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement. The federal government ran a deficit of $587 billion despite the record revenue.

Neither presidential candidate has shown any serious interest in addressing the spending situation. On the contrary, Trump recently proposed a new entitlement, and promises to double the amount Shrillary would spend for the sake of spending on infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the national debt is closing in on $20 trillion. The more money the government takes, the higher it will climb, until they finally run out of our money and the whole monstrous edifice collapses.

The fire is government. The gasoline is taxes.

On tips from Bodhisattva.

Oct 17 2016

A Suggestion for Past Recipients of Nobel Prize for Literature

In light of Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his lyrics, here is a suggestion from last year for past recipients of the award:

The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife’s posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner.

James Smith told The Post he yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home dedicated to his wife, Moira, and FedExed it back to the magazine.

Moira, who died at the age of 38 after rushing into the south tower, was honored by the magazine a month after her death.

But after Jenner, 66, was anointed last week, Smith told the magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive, to take the award and shove it.

Smith found it hard to believe that Glamour could not find an actual woman to honor with the reward, rather than a profoundly disturbed man pretending to be a woman.

“Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?” Smith wrote. “At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases . . . the list of possibilities goes on . . . is this the best you could do?”

Hats off to James Smith. If we don’t push back against the moonbattery, nothing will mean anything.

Push back.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Oct 17 2016

Trump Candidacy Tests the Resilience of Our Democratic Institutions

WaPo reports that faith in the American political system is deteriorating alarmingly:


Whatever its outcome, this dumpster fire of an election will continue to exacerbate the problem.

If he loses, Trump will of course scream louder than ever that the system is “rigged.” Those who believe him will not accept the election results. As with all truly destructive lies, this one is constructed around a kernel of truth. There really is voter fraud, and it needs to be addressed. But there is no evidence of fraud on the massive scale Trump implies.

Elections are an important safeguard of our liberty. Promoting the idea that the entire election process is invalid does vastly more damage than any level of fraud this country has seen.

If Trump wins, the damage could be worse still. It is horrifying that people continued to support him even after he proclaimed back in March that he would issue explicitly unlawful orders to murder the innocent relatives of suspected terrorists and to torture people. (He has made it clear that by torture he means “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” He has also made it clear that he does not care whether torture is effective as an interrogation device, since his purpose is not to acquire information but to punish and to terrorize.) Someone who is elected after promising to issue unlawful orders is unlikely to recognize the limits free people place on government power.

It isn’t only suspected terrorists and their innocent relatives he has threatened. Due to Washington Post coverage not to Trump’s liking, owner Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon, could be in big trouble if he takes power. The same might have been said for the Ricketts family, who received this threat for donating $5.5 million to an anti-Trump super PAC during the primaries…

…except that they were probably forgiven after donating $1 million to Trump. He has promised to expand libel laws so that they can be used to crush those who criticize him.

His supporters go wild when he proclaims that he will throw Hillary Clinton in jail. Without doubt, an indictment for her evidently criminal mishandling of classified information is warranted. But whipping up mobs by shouting that you will imprison your opponent is banana republic behavior.

Charles Krauthammer puts it well:

Such incendiary talk is an affront to elementary democratic decency and a breach of the boundaries of American political discourse. …

It takes decades, centuries, to develop ingrained norms of political restraint and self-control. But they can be undone in short order by a demagogue feeding a vengeful populism.

If he is able to take power, Trump’s conspicuous vengefulness will escalate from demagoguery to action.

This election is not just about placing the nuclear codes in Trump’s hands. It’s also about handing him the instruments of civilian coercion, such as the IRS, the FBI, the FCC, the SEC. Think of what he could do to enforce the “fairness” he demands. Imagine giving over the vast power of the modern state to a man who says in advance that he will punish his critics and jail his opponent.

For her part, Hillary flouts the law, and has escaped indictment only because Obama is for the moment her political ally. She exudes such a foul miasma of corruption that virtually any candidate other than Trump would be preferable. Nothing about her helps restore faith in the system.

The reason this is a constitutional republic and not a democracy is the Founding Fathers foresaw potential tyrants getting elected. Whatever the results, this election will test the resilience of the system they devised to safeguard our liberty.

On tips from Torcer.

Oct 16 2016

Open Thread


Passed along by TED.

Oct 16 2016

Infowars Reports That USA Has Declared War on Russia

This actual Infowars headline is the ne plus ultra of shameless clickbait outlandishness:


The story consists of videos that begin with Alex Jones intoning, “The information that I am about to relate to you is the most grave I have ever reported.” Given his earlier reports that W blew up the World Trade Center; that Dick Cheney peppered his friend Harry Whittington with a shotgun from only a few feet away, presumably on purpose; and that Taylor Swift “loves genetically modified bacteria poop,” that is an impressive statement. Nonetheless, I could only make it through the first of three segments:

If only the sinister globalists would conspire to slip some Thorazine into his Kool-Aid…

On a tip from Troy.

Oct 16 2016

Female Cop, Afraid to Use Gun for Political Reasons, Is Beaten Unconscious

The Black Lives Matter initiative is paying off — in cops’ blood:

Graphic dashcam and bodycam video has been released showing a suburban man — allegedly high on PCP — punching and body-slamming Chicago police officers as they tried to handcuff him earlier this month.

More than three hours of footage of the brutal incident were released Friday by the Chicago Police Department after authorities said a female officer who was beaten unconscious didn’t shoot her attacker because she feared she might face backlash.

The footage begins as two officers attempt to take Parta Huff, of Maywood, into custody after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a liquor store.

Progs want female patrol officers, because gender is only a social construct. Progs disapprove of the use of guns, even by the police. Without a force equalizer, you get this:

She could have been killed. Had she been alone, she probably would have been.

As political correctness makes America ever more unpoliceable, police will not be the only ones subjected to increased violence.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Oct 16 2016

Park Service Promotes Sexual Deviancy

Everything that is of the federal government has a single purpose: to advance the form of social, moral, political, and intellectual corrosion that some call liberalism but others call moonbattery. Not even the Park Service is immune:

The Interior Department and the National Park Service held a conference call on Tuesday – “Coming Out Day” – to announce a renewed effort to “tell a more inclusive story of our nation’s history” by giving places around the country connected to the homosexual movement certain historic designations.

We are getting to the point where even historical plaques are unsuitable for children or those easily disgusted.

[National Park Service Director Jonathan] Jarvis said the federal government commissioned a study on the LGBTQ community, as well as on Asian and Pacific Islanders and the Latino communities.

Locations where deviant sex acts have been performed by Latinos and Pacific Islanders are certain to achieve official recognition.

The study was announced by Jewell in 2014 as “a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind project to explore how the legacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals can be recognized, preserved and interpreted for future generations.”

The conference call was held to announce the release of the study.

The “themes” of the study “explore different aspects of LGBT history and heritage,” including “civil rights, the law, health, arts and artists, commerce, the military, sports and leisure, and sex, love and relationships.”

Some of the chapters in the study are “Making Bisexuals Visible” and “Breathing Fire: Remembering Asian Pacific American Activism in Queer History.”

The social engineering ambitions are grand:

“It’s exactly these kind of initiatives that serve as a foundation for profound and lasting shifts in the national consciousness,” [homosexual activist Tim] Gill said.

No doubt someone on the Supreme Court could point to where the Constitution authorizes the federal government to force us to pay for this sick lunacy.

On a tip from Steve A.

Oct 16 2016

The Second Amendment Does Not Give You the Right to Bear Arms


Reid Henrichs provides detail:

Via Bearing Arms, on a tip from Torcer.

Oct 15 2016

Open Thread


Passed along by Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 15 2016

Science Must Fall

Of the countless aspects of civilization that make our lives livable, virtually all of them are specifically products of Western Civilization. It has given us more than Mozart and Shakespeare. Our standard of living is enabled by capitalism, limited government, and modern science — all brought into the world by European culture. All will be swept away if European culture perishes of political correctness.

The canary in the coal mine continues to be “decolonized” South Africa:

A so-called “fallist” has asked students at the University of Cape Town’s science faculty to consider scrapping science as a whole if it is ever to be decolonised.

A fallist is someone who would concur with the sentiment #ScienceMustFall.

At a panel discussion this week‚ published to YouTube‚ the woman responded to a question about the decolonisation of science.

“Science as a whole is a product of western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa‚” she says.

She gives an example of why science is useless anyway:

“I have a question for all the science people. There is a place in KZN called Umhlab’uyalingana. They believe that through the magic‚ you call it black magic‚ they call it witchcraft‚ you are able to send lightening to strike someone. Can you explain that scientifically because it’s something that happens?”

Sure it happens. If you ask for evidence, you’re a racist.

The fallist continues:

“Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond to the environment and how we understand it.”

Someone like Julius Malema will follow Jacob Zuma as inevitably as Zuma followed Nelson Mandela. Around that time, science will be declared to be racist and made illegal.

Followed through to its natural conclusion, the objective of political correctness a.k.a. cultural Marxism is the eradication of European civilization. You can’t have political correctness and men walking on the moon. You can’t even have political correctness and full bellies. Where the evil white man and his works have been vanquished and marginalized, human lives will go back to being poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

What we will have instead of scientific progress.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Oct 15 2016

Hillary Refuses to Accept Setback for Leftists Who Want to Sue Gun Makers Out of Existence

A favored strategy for denying us our fundamental right of self-defense is to render the Second Amendment irrelevant by suing gun manufacturers out of existence. This scheme has suffered a setback:

A Connecticut judge has dismissed the lawsuit by Sandy Hook families to attempt to hold a gunmaker responsible in the deadly massacre, saying the company is shielded by a federal law.

The families affected by Adam Lanza’s December 2012 rampage that killed 20 children between 6 and 7 years old and six adults in Newtown say that Remington Outdoor was at least partly liable for the slaughter because it had marketed the military-style AR-15 rifle to civilians like the shooter.

“Military-style” does not refer to the gun’s functionality, but to its superficial appearance.

Remington argued that it did not actually sell the gun to the 20-year-old. The company repeatedly pressed for the suit, one of the country’s highest profile cases against gunmakers, to be dismissed.

Fairfield County Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted the manufacturer’s motion Friday, saying that when Congress passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act it wanted to prevent suits against major manufacturers for heinous mass shootings.

This was a no-brainer ruling, but not one that can be taken for granted, since leftists will not accept defeat:

This is why we need for Republicans to hold the House and if possible the Senate, despite calls from the Trump camp not to vote down ballot. These fools have already cost us the White House. Now it is a matter of limiting the damage by preserving what remains of the GOP as a bulwark against Democrats.

On tips from Torcer and Bodhisattva.

Oct 15 2016

Paris Under Invasion

Paris survived occupation by Nazis. Whether it survives occupation by African welfare colonists remains to be seen. Prospects are not looking bright:

The Paris you know or remember from adverts or brochures no longer exists. While no part of Paris looks like the romantic Cliches in Hollywood movies, some districts now resemble post-apocalyptic scenes of a dystopian thriller. This footage, taken with a hidden camera by an anonymous Frenchman in the Avenue de Flandres, 19th Arrondissement, near the Stalingrad Metro Station in Paris as well as areas in close proximity, shows the devastating effects of uncontrolled illegal mass immigration of young African males into Europe.…

If no portable toilets are in reach, open urination and defecation are commonplace. Tens of thousands of homeless Illegal immigrants, undocumented or waiting for a decision of their asylum application, waste away trying to pass the time in the city. Although their prospects of being granted asylum as Africans are bleak, they’re hoping for a decision that would grant them an apartment, welfare and make France their new home.

Here’s what it looks like:

For further details, read the most accurate history book ever to have been written in advance, The Camp of the Saints.

On the bright side, this should make vacationing more affordable. Rather than travel to romantic Paris, you can just visit Haiti instead, getting a similar experience while saving on airfare.

On tips from Bodhisattva and JusttheTipHQ.

Oct 15 2016

One Smart Cat

One reason cats have nine lives is they have a sixth sense that alerts them to danger. See for yourself:

If the cat reacts the same way to Shrillary, it is truly aware. But then with Shrillary, it could just be a matter of her screeching hurting the poor animal’s ears.

Via RedState, on a tip from Torcer.

Oct 15 2016

Weird Al Yankovic Improves on Bob Dylan

At first it seemed that Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature must be some kind of sick joke. But maybe his lyrics have more literary value than I realized — provided he wrote these:

On a tip from Biff Wellington.

Oct 14 2016

Open Thread


Via Obama: The Enemy Within, on a tip from Chad.

Oct 14 2016

Unemployment Linked to Discrimination

The current unemployment rate is fine, but unfortunately it is meaningless, because workforce participation remains dismally low. Some say this is due primarily to excessive taxation, suffocating regulation, and the ease of living off disability or other types of welfare. The Onion has found another explanation — facial tattoos:

No worries; if we could come to accept homosexual marriage as normal, facial tattoos will surely follow closely behind, putting an end to this stigmatization and discrimination.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

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