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Mar 18 2017

Ben Shapiro Explains Why Socialism Is Never a Good Idea

We are told that socialism is a really good idea, it just hasn’t been implemented properly. Actually, socialism is a terrible idea, which is why it cannot be implemented in any way that is just, efficient, or even tolerable. Ben Shapiro gets it:

On a tip from Torcer.


Mar 18 2017

The Testosterone Recession

Faith Goldy has figured out where all the men went. They have been lost to moonbattery during the ongoing Testosterone Recession:

On a tip from Anonymous.

Mar 18 2017

Roadside America

Despite tuition shooting through the stratosphere, sometimes you can learn more just driving down the road than you could soaking up propaganda at an institution of higher learning for any number of years:

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If they tried putting up this billboard in the Northeast or on the Left Coast, it would be defaced or burned down within a day.

Via Liberal Tears Depot.

Mar 17 2017

Open Thread

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

Mar 17 2017

Global Warming Skeptic Ann McElhinney Schools a Moonbat

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, let’s watch Irish documentary maker Ann McElhinney explain the concept of science to an obnoxious moonbat coed:

No wonder conservatives are so unwelcome on college campuses. Students might actually learn something from one of them.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Mar 17 2017

British Architect Moves to Cuba, Learns All About Communism

British architect Stephen Purvis moved with his wife and four kids to Cuba, apparently looking for moonbattery. He found it — along with a 16-month dose of wisdom when he was thrown in prison, apparently because a coworker denounced him:

My universe has shrunk to the dimensions of a king-size mattress – not much more than 6ft square.

This is a standard cell in Villa Marista, the state security interrogation centre. It’s a dungeon I will have to share with three other people for months, even years. Four people in a tiny concrete box in a country where the summer temperature is 40 degrees [104°F] and the humidity 80 per cent.

The washing and toilet facilities are a 3ft-square sunken trough by the cell door. These dungeons were built to KGB technical specifications. We are reduced to animals in a zoo for enemies of the state. …

In Villa Marista, there is on average one proper suicide attempt a month. Two out of three inmates go mad.

But Purvis probably came out saner than he went in. At least he knew enough afterward to get the hell out of Cuba.

That’s the world entertainment industry moonbats think it would be trendy to impose on Americans.

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A few months in a Cuban dungeon might cure even Oliver Stone of moonbattery.

Hat tip: Babalú Blog.

Mar 17 2017

Mass Islamic Immigration’s Effect on Primary Schools in Australia

You can’t import people in large numbers without also importing their culture:

Teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia have been threatened with beheading and other violence from young Islamic students, prompting one of them to quit her job.

What kind of vetting will stop this?

Students as young as those in Year 5, according to the Daily Telegraph, are making the violent threats and pressuring others to read the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney.

Year 5 students are 10–11 years old.

Documents given to the newspaper allege that three staff members have taken a leave of absence owing to stress, received counselling and been awarded compensation after bullying from Islamic students.

The teacher who quit after receiving death threats asked for it by refusing to let students hang a Syrian flag in the classroom. In another incident,

she was pushed into a corner by students who began marching around her chanting the Koran.

Students get bullied too by the pint-size Islamists. But this isn’t the kind of bullying liberals object to, or they wouldn’t be so gung-ho to import ever more of it from abroad.

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The supply is never-ending.

On tips from Stormfax and Sean C.

Mar 17 2017

Leprechaun Sighted

In the holiday classic Leprechaun, the little guy runs around shouting, “I want me gold!” But this leprechaun is a Democrat, so he wants other people’s gold:

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Via Allen Reinertsen and Evil Blogger Lady, on a tip from Good Stuff.

Mar 17 2017

The Right for Freedom to Be Forgotten

The latest assault on free speech on the Internet comes not from Iran or China but the People’s Republic of New York, where Assemblyman David Weprin has introduced a bill securing the “right to be forgotten.” From the bill:

Right to be forgotten act. 1. Upon the request from an individual, all search engines, indexers, publishers and any other persons or entities that make available, on or through the internet or other widely used computer-based network, program or service, information about the requester, shall remove information, articles, identifying information and other content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is “inaccurate”, “irrelevant”, “inadequate” or “excessive” within thirty days of such request, and without replacing such removed information, article or content with any disclaimer, takedown notice, hyperlink, or other replacement notice, information or content, or cooperating with any other person or entity who does any of the foregoing. For purposes of this section, “inaccurate”, “irrelevant”, “inadequate”, or “excessive” shall mean content, which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication, is no longer material to current public debate or discourse…

The punishment is $250 per day, paid to the person who wants to be “forgotten,” plus lawyer fees.

Imagine trying to run a website that disseminates information if anyone for essentially any reason can demand that you make references to them disappear.

Yet again we see that when leftists bark about upholding some new “right” that no one ever thought of before, what they are doing is attacking actual rights of the sort that are upheld in the Constitution. As Eugene Volokh puts it,

There is no “right to be forgotten” in the abstract; no law can ensure that, and no law can be limited to that. Instead, the “right” this aims to protect is the power to suppress speech — the power to force people (on pain of financial ruin) to stop talking about other people, when some government body decides that they should stop.

Like much of the Left’s agenda, it is tyranny poorly disguised by an idiot’s conception of rights.

Internet Censorship

On a tip from Sean C.

Mar 16 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from Scott D.

Mar 16 2017

Paul Joseph Watson Grinds Fail in Rachel Maddow’s Face

Remember the famous scene in The Public Enemy, where James Cagney, playing a ruthless gangster, smashes a grapefruit into Mae Clarke’s face [video]? Paul Joseph Watson, the redeeming quality of Infowars, does the same to Rachel Maddow — except that instead of employing a grapefruit, he uses her own massive fail:

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Mar 16 2017

Disgraced Serial Liar Brian Williams Accuses Republicans of Creating an Alternative Universe

Only by shedding every vestige of self-awareness can you approach the level of hypocrisy achieved by serial liar Brian Williams. Watch in amazement as he asks White House correspondent Chris Jansing,

“Is it as striking to you in the briefing room as it is to television viewers that an alternative universe is being proposed, alternative definitions are being trotted out in real-time?”

Lyin’ Brian ought to embrace the Administration’s alleged alternative universe. Maybe in that reality, Williams really was shot down in Iraq. Maybe he really did see bodies floating down New Orleans streets during Katrina. Maybe he was never pushed off his cherished perch atop the NBC News hierarchy for fabricating events.

On a tip from J.

Mar 16 2017

Global Warming Claimed to Cause Shrinking Animals

The climate has always fluctuated. As a rule, the warmer periods are by far preferable, resulting in more pleasant conditions and greater farmable areas, in contrast to periods of cold like the one that almost caused the human race to go extinct. But global warming does have downsides, as listed in the Warmlist. One of them is the threat of shrinking animals:

Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists think it could happen again. …

Three different species shrank noticeably about 54 million years ago when the planet suddenly heated up. One of them — an early, compact horse — got 14 percent smaller, going from about 17 pounds to 14.6 pounds, according to an analysis of fossil teeth in Wednesday’s journal Science Advances.

Also, there was some kind of monkey that happened to shrink about 4%, and another horse-like creature that got smaller.

Sounds like a real crisis is on the way. Good thing farmers are already making their preparations:

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On a tip from Lyle.

Mar 16 2017

Liberal Paper Demands We Stop Saying “Bless You” When People Sneeze

Despite the way they have been running around with their hair on fire lately, things can’t be going too badly for liberals, or they would find something better to grouse about than people who are polite enough to say “Bless you” when someone else sneezes. New York Daily Snooze gives various reasons why this practice must be abolished:

You never know who you’re trying to bless and not everyone’s going to be receptive of your random act of kindness. Atheists, for example, might respond to a “bless you” with a roll of the eyes. Someone of another faith may not appreciate your blessings if they perceive you to be of another (potentially opposing) set of beliefs.

You never know, saying “Bless you” to a Muslim might trigger a terror attack.

If that didn’t convince you, here’s another reason:

Nobody likes to be interrupted — and that includes sneezing. There are few things more frustrating than losing a sneeze and that’s exactly what happens when you’re faced with a premature “bless you.” And then, we’re expected to say “thank you” after the unwanted blessing, killing off any hope of a super-gratifying sneeze encore.

Okay, that reason was idiotic too. Let’s try another:

It’s an unnecessary expectation to put on others. In the absence of a “bless you,” an alternative could be for the sneezer to say “excuse me,” as one might with any other involuntary bodily function (ok, gas). That might take the onus off the sneeze witness and allow us all to carry on without worrying we’re committing a serious social faux pas.

Apparently the “serious social faux pas” is saying “Bless you.”

It must be tough on moonbats having to wait until December to renew their war on people who wish each other a merry Christmas. Good thing this guy didn’t keep his festering nastiness bottled up all year, or it might have come spraying out in an even uglier form, like snot from a sneeze.

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A Daily Snooze writer just about to sneeze.

On tips from Sean C and Torcer.

Mar 16 2017

Organic Food Theoretically Causes Global Warming

Virtue-signaling moonbat shoppers won’t like this one. The Experts have found not only that there is no discernable benefit to organic food, but that it theoretically causes global warming:

A new study published in the journal Science Advances reports that even though organic farms have the eco-friendly benefit of using fewer pesticides, they also use more land, which is harmful to the planet.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia analyzed organic crop farming across 17 criteria — such as yield, impact on climate change, farmer livelihood and consumer health — by looking at the existing scientific literature on its results.

For one, they found the environmental benefits of organic farming can be offset by the lower yields of such crops (typically 19 to 25 percent lower than conventional farming).

According to global warming ideology, the more land is used, the hotter it gets.

Whether there is “a significant difference in nutrient content” between organic and conventional food could not be determined. As for pesticides, their presence on “conventionally grown food is far below acceptable daily intake thresholds.”

When you pay extra for organic food, all you are buying is moonbattery. But it would be nice to think you are making the weather warmer.

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Pay extra for no pesticides? No thanks.

On a tip from J.

Mar 16 2017

Rachel Maddow Blames Her Own Viewers for Trump Tax Return Farce

Maybe somebody somewhere took Rachel Maddow seriously before her Trump tax return debacle, but not now. Even Slate is calling the farce “a cynical, self-defeating spectacle”:

At 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, Rachel Maddow tweeted, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously),” sending the internet into a frenzy of theorizing. Did Maddow have Donald Trump’s tax returns or just one of the Trumps’ tax returns? Could this be it, the tax return that would bring down the Donald? If this was it, why wasn’t MSNBC cutting into its programming, instead of running a countdown clock to Maddow’s show? By 8:24, Maddow was tweeting that the tax return in question was Donald Trump’s 1040 from 2005. By 8:30, still half an hour before Maddow started airing, the White House had responded to the MSNBC report, saying that Trump had paid $38 million on income of $150 million that year. An hour later, about 20 minutes after The Rachel Maddow Show started, Maddow would confirm these numbers, turning her big scoop about Donald Trump’s long-missing tax returns into a cautionary tale about overhype. Rachel Maddow, you played yourself—and us too.

Speculation is high that Trump himself released the document, since it makes him look great, despite Madcow’s comically prolonged attempt to weave it into her murky conspiracy theories. This episode also confirms that the media is so unhinged by its hostility that it cannot be trusted in matters pertaining to Trump.

If Madcow is not both a ratings whore and an idiot, the only other explanation for this debacle is that she defected to Trump’s side and staged this clownish spectacle because it was the best way she could help him.

Well, there is one other explanation — Rachel’s own:

Maddow claims that she never oversold the story and it’s the viewers’ fault if they read more into her tweet, promotion and countdown clock [than] they should have.

“Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that it’s damning information. If other people leapt to that conclusion without me indicating that it was, that hype is external to what we did.”

Again we see that honesty is external to anything Madcow barks.

She had better enjoy her little ratings bump, because she is unlikely to see another one, even if next time she really does have a scoop.

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Rachel Maddow.

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No wait, this one is Rachel Maddow.

On tips from Bodhisattva and TCS III.

Mar 16 2017

Mohamed Mohamed Repeatedly Calls 911 to Harass the Infidel

His parents revered the Dark Ages brigand and cult leader Mohammad so much, they named their son after him twice. Unsurprisingly, Mohamed Mohamed is devoted to the Islamic State. He has developed his own strategy to terrorize or at least annoy the infidel on its behalf:

A Grand Forks [North Dakota] man has been charged with harassment after police said he called dispatchers almost 50 times to say he supported ISIS.

Mohamed Aweis Mohamed, 30, was booked Thursday into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center after 911 dispatchers said they received 47 calls from him in less than a week in early February. …

Court documents detail conversations between Mohamed and dispatchers, including his claims that Trump fueled “morale” of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Mohamed reportedly said he felt he had no freedom in the U.S. and that he wanted to go “home” or to Canada. He also allegedly said he supported ISIS and “dislikes” women.

Chances are good that women don’t like him much either. The frustration this causes has been fueling Islam for centuries.

The police say there is no evidence that he is a threat to the public. If only that could be said for every sociopathic loser inspired by ISIS.

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Mo-Mo loves ISIS, dislikes women.

On a tip from Lyle.

Mar 16 2017

Heartbreak of a Moonbat Mommy: Daughter Admires George Washington

George Washington, the father of our country, is generally recognized as one of the greatest men the pages of history have to offer. Naturally he is hated by the sort of moonbats who write op-eds in the almost indescribably odious New York Times. How heartbreaking it must be for those who fail to pass on this hatred to their offspring. Weeps Jennifer Harvey:

Last year at this time, my 7-year-old was running around singing the praises of George Washington. … I was dismayed that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history.

Not even the leftist brainwashing that characterizes public schools is considered sufficiently corrosive at the Paper of Record.

Not to worry, moonbats. Ms. Harvey straightened out the pint-size thought criminal:

“Well,” I said, “you know how you’ve been running around here celebrating George Washington? We always talk about George Washington fighting for freedom. But George Washington also owned black people as slaves.”

The moonbat reports with smug gratification that her daughter was horrified.

After I told my daughter the whole story, she asked, “If Washington held slaves, why do we celebrate him as if he was such a great man?”

But poisoning her own daughter’s reverence for our greatest national hero is not enough. All parents must do their part to instill moonbattery. It is…

…urgent that parents who rely on messages like “we’re all equal” or “we’re all the same underneath our skin” in the hope of teaching our children the values of inclusion, equality and difference significantly up our game.

That “content of their character” stuff went out with MLK. White children must be trained to hate not only the Founding Fathers, but also themselves for the color of their skin.

“But we’re all equal” becomes a rote response that actually blocks white children from recognizing or taking seriously racism when they see it or hear about it.

Going by the dictionary definition of racism, this would be nonsense. But when used by liberals, the word means something along the lines of, “failure to blame whites for shortcomings of non-whites.”

She then goes on to explain the dire consequences of not brainwashing children regarding racism:

When they see racial inequality — when the only doctors or teachers they see are white, or fewer kids in accelerated classes are black, for example — they won’t blame racism. Instead, they’ll blame people of color for somehow falling short.

We certainly can’t have kids evaluating success or failure at the individual level. If a white person accomplishes something, it is because of privilege. If a non-white person fails to accomplish something, it is because of racism.

As an example of how this ideology is to be applied, if the percentage of black brain surgeons is not at least equal to the percentage of blacks in the population, more coercive Affirmative Action is required, regardless of the obvious effect this will have on the quality of medical service.

This twisted woman is not only a parent, but a professor at Drake University. The poison people like her are pouring into the collective mind has made our entire civilization sick.

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From father of the country to focus of the Two Minutes Hate.

On a tip from rpp618.

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