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Jun 20 2017

Merit and Not Being Racist Are Microaggressions

To avoid committing microaggressions, people need to understand just what a microaggression is. The best definition may be, “Anything that undermines liberal dogma.” For example, liberals view most everything through the prism of race. Therefore, color blindness is a microaggression. Progressives believe that rewards should be distributed not in accordance with achievement, but according to race, sexual deviancy, affiliation with Islam, or illegal alien status. Therefore, merit is a microaggression. Rowan University has helped codify this in a new guide:

The guide—which is available on the website for the Rowan University Bias Assessment & Response Team (BART) along with several other resources billed as “tips to stop bias”—lists various examples of “microaggressions,” then provides suggestions for “Third Party Intervention” approaches, followed by more-detailed explanations under the heading of “Communication Approach.”

Under the heading “Myth of Meritocracy,” for instance, the document asserts that saying “Everyone can succeed in this country, if they work hard enough” constitutes a microaggression…

“Everyone can succeed in this country, if they snivel belligerently enough,” is how it actually works nowadays.

The guide also lists several examples of microaggressions based on “Color Blindness,” listing statements such as “I don’t believe in race” and “When I look at you, I don’t see color” as offensive comments.

So much for that content of character stuff. Turns out MLK was a racist microaggressor.

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Anything moonbats don’t want to hear hurts their feelings.

On a tip from Sterling B.


Jun 20 2017

So That’s What Presidential Libraries Are For

This is slick:

Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library.

Here’s what the National Security Council told Judicial Watch, which wants to get hold of the materials:

Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library. You may send your request to the Obama Library. However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.

After 5 years, it will be “old news.” It will be time to “move on.”

For all the tedious duckspeak we have been forced to endure regarding Russia and the election, the only actual crimes committed appear to be leaking and unmasking.

<sarc>Even with Obama out of office, his trademark transparency allows sunlight to serve as the best disinfectant.</sarc>

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Incriminating information effectively flushed.

On a tip from Kevin R. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Jun 20 2017

Ken Doll Gets a Man Bun

What have we become?

The company behind Barbie announced its most diverse line of Ken dolls yet.

Mattel is introducing dolls featuring three body types, seven skin tones and nine hairstyles, including the trendy man bun. The dolls also boast cool fashions and styles for a new generation.

“By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation,” Lisa McKnight, Barbie’s senior vice president and general manager, said in a press release.

Behold metrosexual Ken with a man bun:

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We can’t count on a giant meteor to put a stop to the moonbattery before it becomes even more unendurable. Somehow, we must stop it ourselves.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Jun 20 2017

Minimum Wage Madness Begins to Kill Off California’s Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry is a canary in California’s coalmine of moonbattery. Minimum wage insanity is killing it:

Consider San Francisco, an early adopter of the $15 wage. It’s now experiencing a restaurant die-off, minting jobless hash-slingers, cashiers, busboys, scullery engineers and line cooks as they get pink-slipped in increasing numbers. And the wage there hasn’t yet hit $15.

As the East Bay Times reported in January, at least 60 restaurants around the Bay Area had closed since September alone. …

Another telltale is San Diego, where voters approved increasing the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour from $10.50, this after the minimum wage was increased from $8 an hour in 2015 – meaning hourly costs have risen 43 percent in two years.

The cost increases have pushed San Diego restaurants to the brink, Stephen Zolezzi, president of the Food and Beverage Association of San Diego County, told the San Diego Business Journal. Watch for the next mass die-off there.

It’s bad enough in big cities on the coast. Wages, like prices, are lower inland and in smaller towns. That means that one-size-fits-all central planning is even more unsupportable regarding the minimum wage. Unemployment is already significantly higher away from the coast in California. It will soon be higher still — not that the coastal big city liberals who call the shots are likely to lose sleep over it.

As politicians insert their sausage fingers into subtle market mechanisms, scarcity and unintended consequences will ensue.

One consequence of raising the minimum wage that is so easily predictable that it is hard to call it unintended is the scarcity of jobs. Unemployed people tend to vote Democrat.

The state minimum wage in California is scheduled to jump every year. It will reach $15/hour for all employees in 2023. Each jump will cause a corresponding jump in unemployment, hardship, and if everything goes to hell smoothly, Democrat voters.

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It’s not rocket science.

On a tip from Jester.

Jun 20 2017

Patagonia Devotes Itself to Moonbattery

Patagonia is no longer primarily about overcharging for outdoor clothing. It has other priorities:

The CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is burnishing her anti-Republican bona fides again, this time saying she intends to pledge her entire company to the “resistance” of President Donald Trump.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario recently attacked President Trump for his statements about rolling back President Obama’s unusually aggressive campaign of confiscating millions of acres of state lands and claiming them as “national monuments.”

On behalf of the company, she plans to use lawfare and donations to envirokook political candidates to advance her agenda.

No doubt hermetically sealed in the liberal elite bubble, Marcario cannot be expected to know that people aren’t happy with Obama’s tyrannical land grabs.

Many state governments fully agree with Trump’s assessment and were furious when Obama swooped in from Washington and stole away millions of acres of land from state control to create new national monuments and parks.

A poll of residents of Utah, for instance, showed that 60 percent opposed Obama’s land grab, while only 33 percent supported it.

The federal government already controlled far more than enough land before Obama. We will see if devoting the company to advancing the centralized control characteristic of tyrannies helps Patagonia sell clothing.

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The land is supposed to be ours, not the federal government’s.

On tips from Becky in Washington, Dragon’s Lair, and Stormfax.

Jun 19 2017

Open Thread

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Via Mark the Deplorable.

Jun 19 2017

Catching Up With Shrillary

Andrew Klavan brings us up to date on what Shrillary Rotten has been up to since her latest humiliating defeat:

On a tip from Jester.

Jun 19 2017

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Black Panther

Black Pigeon Speaks makes the case that Black Panther bucks the trend among comic book characters by rejecting moonbattery:

In the hyper-PC world of comics, only nonwhites are allowed to be countermoonbats without getting portrayed as villains.

Jun 19 2017

Army Transsexual Brainwashing Covers Pregnant Men

Someone has to make the decision. Will the U.S. Army be devoted to winning wars, or to moonbattery?

The Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers. The training covers everything from “transfemale” soldiers to transgender shower etiquette to dealing with a male soldier who becomes pregnant.

Our progressive rulers are literally imposing insanity.

The matter of male soldiers with child is tucked away inside the Army’s “Policy on the Military Service of Transgender Soldiers Training Module, Tier 2: Commanders and Leaders.” …

“The training module specifically outlines key roles and responsibilities of commanders, transgender soldiers, military medical providers and administrative management organizations,” Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson told USA Today. “This training is mandatory for all uniformed members, as well as Department of the Army civilians.”

This sick lunacy was initiated under Obama, of course. But no one appears willing to put a stop to it.

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Not conducive to high morale.

On a tip from Guy B.

Jun 19 2017

Mob of Masked Immigrants Attack Swedish Police

The splendors of multiculturalism continue to unfold in Sweden:

Swedish police in the city of Trollhattan were attacked by up to a hundred masked migrant youths armed with sticks and bats during a riot in the Kronogården suburb on Thursday.

The masked migrant youths attacked the officers during the second night of rioting in the area. They also attacked the officer’s vehicles, slashing the tyres of two police cars. Only one man was arrested in connection with the riots, Swedish paper Aftonbladet reports.

Looks like a native Swede antagonized the put-upon urchins:

The riot is said to have dramatically escalated after several youths attempted to set a tyre on fire in the street and a security guard intervened to put out the fire. The guard was then attacked by the youths who threw stones at him.

No doubt Swedish journalists are clucking their tongues over this security guard, who sought to repress the vibrantly colorful traditional activities of the New Swedes rather than celebrate them.

Looks like we have another no-go zone in the making. There are 50% more of them than there were just 2 years ago. Sweden is up to about 55 Islamic colonies where the police are afraid to set foot. Anyone who complains about rampant crime by swarthy foreigners will be investigated for being racist.

Why not just let the “refugees” remain in the anarchic no-go zones they left behind? Because distributing welfare checks in Syria and Somalis is difficult, amid the carnage and chaos that is only beginning to take root in Sweden.

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On tips from KirklesWorth and Torcer.

Jun 19 2017

ESPN’s Max Kellerman Denounces Playing the National Anthem at Sporting Events as “Injecting Politics”

Would you say that Colin Kaepernick injects politics into NFL games by theatrically refusing to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner? Not at all, according to his fellow moonbats at ESPN. It is the NFL that injects politics by playing the national anthem. Barks “First Take” cohost Max Kellerman:

“[Like draft-dodging Nation of Islam moonbat Muhammad Ali,] Colin Kaepernick also did not go looking for a protest. It came to him. He was asked to stand for the national anthem. You do not have to stand for the national anthem. And even if it it was a rule that you did, is that Colin Kaepernick injecting politics in the NFL? No. That’s the NFL injecting politics by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it in the first place.”

Speaking of injecting politics into sports, ESPN does it relentlessly, as this site has documented repeatedly (e.g., here, here, here, here, here, and here). ESPN’s ultra-left viewpoint may not be far outside the Overton window for sportscasters, who have an overwhelming tendency to be moonbats, but fans are another matter — they tend to lean right:

No wonder ESPN has fallen on hard times. As more people cut the cord, and cable companies are forced to respond, fewer people will have to pay for ESPN whether they watch it or not. Soon ESPN will face a choice: dump kooks like Kellerman and drop the leftist evangelizing or die.

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Kellerman types: picked last in gym class, become leftist sportscasters.

On tips from Torcer and Steve A.

Jun 19 2017

Pervert Pride White Skittles Blow Up in Pandering Execs’ Faces

The only good thing about corporations pandering to moonbattery at the dismissive expense of customers who are not liberals is watching it blow up in their slack-jawed faces. They never learn that no matter how obsequiously politically correct you are, you cannot be P.C. enough to placate the thought police. The emetic Pepsi Black Lives Matter ad was one example. A recent attempt to get us to associate Skittles with the LGBT agenda is another:

Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”

Michelle Green, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based Wrigley Company, which makes Skittles, tells The Associated Press that since rainbow colors are identified with both LGBT pride and Skittles, the candy maker chose one color during the celebrations “in order for Pride’s rainbow to take center stage.”

Here’s the thanks they get from the moonbats they so disgustingly suck up to:

Why sure they do:

white skittles

White people are bad, ergo the color white is bad. Get with the program, you racists!

Next time they should make the Skittles all brown, since that color isn’t racist. Also, it would reflect the anal inclinations of the gay community. Maybe they could even try some thematically appropriately flavoring. It wouldn’t make me any less likely to buy Skittles.

On tips from Steve T, Sufferfortribe, and Torcer.

Jun 19 2017

Government-Mandated Speech: Canada to Require Using Biologically Incorrect Pronouns Under Penalty of Law

Liberal depravity would be comical — if it weren’t imposed by force. Canada just passed a law making it illegal to refer to people by the biologically appropriate pronoun if they prefer some other pronoun. Seriously:

The bill adds “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and to the Criminal Code’s hate crime section. With the Senate clearing the bill with no amendments, it requires only royal assent in the House of Commons to become law.

Critics warn that under Bill C-16, Canadians who deny gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training.

That is, in addition to criminal penalties, they would have to endure brainwashing too twisted for anyone in North Korea to have dreamed of it, all for the thought crime of refusing to pretend that men are women and vice versa.

Prime Minister Trudeau praised the bill’s passage as “great news.”

He would. A more authoritarian (not to mention nauseating) moonbat would be difficult to imagine.

As the liberal war on objective reality escalates, we will continue to experience bizarre and tyrannical attempts at mind control that would have made slaves of the Soviet system gasp in horror. The likes of Trudeau do not hesitate to use brute coercion to compel their victims to explicitly deny that 2 + 2 = 4.

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Trudeau: soft tyranny personified.

On tips from Steve A, Bodhisattva, Dragon’s Lair, Ken in Florida, and Jester.

Jun 19 2017

Strathclyde University Forced to Ask Multicultural Students to Please Use Toilets

Multiculturalism has had a fragrant effect on the second-oldest university in Scotland. Officials at Strathclyde University had to send out a memo to students and staff asking them to desist from “inappropriate” restroom habits:

It read: ‘Given the incidence of people pooing in bins, showers and the likes, can I please remind all TIC [Technology and Innovation Centre] occupants that the toilets have been provided for that specific purpose.

‘All bodily fluids, solids and toilet paper must be disposed of down the toilet.

‘While I appreciate that the TIC population is multi-cultural and different countries have different practices, here in the UK the accepted practice is to use only the WC.’

The Age of Multiculti Moonbattery is no time to be a janitor:

‘The cleaners are sick of coming across poo and used toilet paper in places it just shouldn’t be.’

Normally such ethnocentrism is denounced as racism. Sure enough:

A University spokeswoman said the original email contained ‘sentiments that are completely contrary to our institutional values.’

The U.K. is going down the crapper anyway, thanks to massive Third World immigration. Why not let the New Britons who have been imported to displace the native population crap wherever they please? It is a perfect metaphor for what open borders moonbattery has been doing to the West.

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Sanitational Eurocentric microaggression.

On tips from Jack Bauer and Ken in Florida.

Jun 18 2017

Open Thread

socialist cycle

On a tip from Torcer.

Jun 18 2017

Gavin McInnes Tries and Fails to Figure Out When Moonbats Are Serious

Gavin McInnes addresses one of the greatest challenges of our time — determining whether moonbats actually mean the insane nonsense they spew. Do they really expect us to believe that India pale ale and ping-pong are racist?

McInnes doesn’t understand how anyone can keep a straight face while declaring, “Microbrews are microaggressions.” Yet he managed to look serious while extolling Budweiser’s moonbat-friendly rice water and even Coors Light.

Jun 18 2017

Blame Shared for Worst Song Ever Recorded

As noted previously, John Lennon’s “Imagine” is arguably the worst song in human history. Ben Shapiro makes the case:

Decades after it was first inflicted on us in 1971, we learn that Lennon himself does not deserve all of the blame for it. Some goes to his moonbat mate Yoko Ono:

At the annual meeting of the National Music Publishers Association in New York on Wednesday, Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon received the organization’s new Centennial Song award for John Lennon’s legendary 1971 song “Imagine” — and Yoko received more than that. NMPA CEO David Israelite showed a video from 1980 wherein John said that Yoko deserved a songwriting credit for “Imagine” because of her influence and inspiration on it — and Israelite announced that in accordance with Lennon’s wish, Yoko will be added to the song as a co-writer.

Fortunately, Yoko’s songwriting skills have improved. Via Daily Caller, here’s a vastly superior composition from a few months ago:

On a tip from Torcer.

Jun 18 2017

Father Henri Boulad Calls a Spade a Spade on Islam

Christianity has traditionally defended the West from its enemies, both external and internal. But who will defend Christianity? Drained of conviction by political correctness, prominent clergy have been unwilling to resist both moral decadence and the rising threat of Islam, which historically has expanded mainly at the expense of Christianity (in Egypt, Syria, Asia Minor, the Balkans, Lebanon, etc.). Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad takes the bull by the horns:

Boulad believes that when it comes to dealing with Islam, the Catholic Church has succumbed to a “liberal left ideology which is destroying the West” based on the pretext of “openness, tolerance and Christian charity.”

In a June 10 interview with the Register, Father Boulad reveals that he shared these sentiments with Pope Francis in a letter he wrote to him last August, telling him that many think the Pope’s own views on Islam are “aligned with this ideology, and that, from complacency, you go from concessions to concessions, and compromises in compromises, at the expense of the truth.”

Truth is usually the first casualty of moonbattery. Other casualties soon follow, especially when the moonbattery enables Islam.

Father Boulad, an 85-year-old Egyptian, was asked, “What evidence is there to show that Islam is inherently violent?” His response lays the issue to rest:

Here are clear statements of the Koran itself :

“Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191

“Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood.” Koran 9:123

“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5

“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85

“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”… Koran 9:30

“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33

“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Koran 22:19

“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Koran 8:65

“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Koran 3:28

“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12

“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Koran 8:60

Father Boulad then cited other Muslim sources that unsurprisingly back up the Koran, and gave historical examples that form a bridge of carnage and brutality between Islam’s origins and its current application.

Contrary to the piteous bleating we hear from clueless and cowardly Western “leaders” like Theresa May, terrorism is not a perversion of Islam. As Father Boulad puts it, “Extremists are just applying what their religion teaches them to do.”

From his letter to Pope Francis:

“It is high time to emerge from a shameful and embarrassed silence in the face of this Islamism that attacks the West and the rest of the world. A systematically conciliatory attitude is interpreted by the majority of Muslims as a sign of fear and weakness. If Jesus said to us: Blessed are the peacemakers, he did not say to us: Blessed are the pacifists.”

Well said. Pope Francis may not listen, but with luck, others will.

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Father Henri Boulad speaks truth to moonbattery and dhimmitude.

On a tip from rpp618.

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