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Sep 21 2016

Venezuela Now Puts Newborns in Cardboard Boxes Instead of Incubators

“What about the children?” the moonbats bleat. “If Big Government doesn’t take care of everyone, the children might suffer!” Here is what happens to them when Big Government does take care of everyone, suffocating the private sector:

The economic crisis in Venezuela is now so bad that doctors are using cardboard boxes instead of incubators to keep newborn babies.

The upside is that this streamlines burials, since the infant mortality rate has gotten 100 times worse over the past 4 years at Venezuelan public hospitals, and Venezuelans have been reduced to burying their dead in cardboard boxes.

Incubators aren’t the only thing in short supply:

According to the Pharmaceutical Federation, the shortage of medicines is more than 80 percent and around 13,000 doctors, more than 20 percent of the medical staff in the country, have emigrated in the last four years because of the crisis in their sector and because of low salaries.

Meanwhile, Americans will soon go to the polls to choose between two presidential candidates who favor socialized medicine. Venezuela is our future.

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The problem with socialism is you run out of other people’s laundry baskets.

On a tip from Don M.


Sep 21 2016

High School Teacher Tramples US Flag in Front of Class

Even now it is still possible for public school teachers to push moonbattery a little too far, a little too fast:

A history teacher in Cumberland County [North Carolina] was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday after coming under fire for stepping on the U.S. flag as part of a lesson on the First Amendment.

Lee Francis, who teaches at Massey Hill Classical High School, said he is scheduled to meet with Cumberland County Schools system officials Thursday to discuss the incident stemming from a lesson in his American History class.

At least all he did was tread on Old Glory — rather that cut it to ribbons or set it fire:

A Facebook user named Sara Taylor, who said her child has a friend in Francis’ class, posted a photo of Francis’ foot on the flag during the lesson. In a post online, Taylor wrote Francis asked the students for a lighter or scissors. No one had one, she said, which is when Francis put the flag on the floor and “stomped” on it.

Francis says he was trying to make a point about the First Amendment. Unsurprisingly, he has the ACLU in his corner.

Military families will be less supportive. Fort Bragg is nearby.

Trampling on the American flag is a class 2 misdemeanor in North Carolina.

As you might expect, the teacher’s moonbattery is not limited to flag desecration:

In October, Francis filed to challenge state Rep. Elmer Floyd of Fayetteville in the Democratic primary. He called for a “revolution” in the education system to give power back to teachers. He also said he wanted affordable health care for all and believed in homeless rights, voting rights, a higher minimum wage and supporting women and gay rights.

I wonder how the USA comes out looking in the version of history Francis’s students learn.

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Francis holding forth before his class.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Sep 21 2016

Richard Trumka Pleads With Other Moonbats to Allow Dakota Access Pipeline to Create Jobs

As with the Keystone XL Pipeline that liberals killed for ideological reasons, the Dakota Access Pipeline would create thousands of jobs. This has created conflict between 100% moonbats (e.g., Jill Stein) and those whose objectives are not entirely pernicious:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a proposed 1,200-mile project capable of transporting nearly 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. Trumka said that union workers and the region will benefit from the 4,500 jobs the project is expected to create and touted the safety and efficiency of pipeline transportation of crude oil.

But as a rule, moonbats detest oil, which is the lifeblood of our economy and enables our standard of living.

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), a member group of the AFL-CIO with more than 20 chapters nationwide, joined a coalition of minority union workers to oppose the project. The Labor Coalition for Community Action, composed of the APALA, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, among others, said that the union must stand in solidarity with minority communities, rather than “corporate greed.”

“Corporate greed” is Liberalese for “economically productive activity.”

By the standards of the rest of the moonbats running things, Trumka is a voice of sanity:

“Trying to make climate policy by attacking individual construction projects is neither effective nor fair to the workers involved. The AFL-CIO calls on the Obama Administration to allow construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue.”

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency injunction halting work on the pipeline, which allegedly oppresses Indians by passing near a reservation and threatening to disturb some cairns.

As they consolidate power, it becomes doubtful that lunatic leftists will allow any major construction projects for much longer. If Trumka is forward-looking, he will find a way to unionize welfare recipients, because workers will be in short supply.

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Moonbats protesting against employment and energy in faraway Los Angeles.

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 21 2016

California Moves to Regulate Cow Flatulence

We know totalitarianism is tightening like a garrote because virtually everything is regulated by the authorities, no matter how comically trivial — even including cow flatulence:

California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills. …

Brown’s approval of Senate Bill 1383 goes after short-lived climate pollutants, which include methane, black carbon, and HFC gases, per the AP.

“Short-lived” means these so-called “climate pollutants” remain in the atmosphere only briefly. Yet we are asked to believe that they will melt ice caps or have some other catastrophic effect if bureaucrats don’t exploit them as a pretext to extend their power into every nook and cranny of existence.

Per the bill, dairy farmers have to cut methane emissions to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Under a cap-and-trade plan, farmers will receive aid from the $50 million or so raised via polluter fees, which they can then put toward machinery that uses methane to create energy they can in turn sell to electric companies.

If this made any sense economically, the government would not have to put a gun to people’s heads and force them to do it. That’s why capitalism works and tyranny does not.

The state’s Air Resources Board can also now regulate bovine flatulence, as long as there are practical ways to reduce the cows’ belching and breaking wind.

Maybe this would work:

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Containing cow flatulence.

Expect food prices to rise as an inevitable consequence of this idiocy.

If only there were a way to regulate the actually harmful flatulence coming out of Sacramento and Washington.

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On tips from Dan F, TCS III, and Jester.

Sep 21 2016

Crazy Eyes

Maybe we shouldn’t make fun of her so much. There is something seriously wrong with her health:

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I lifted these stills from the video below, which comes from The American Mirror. It shows her giving a speech Monday at Temple University in Philadelphia. No need for audio; it’s standard Democrat boilerplate. Everybody gets everything for nothing, because Big Government will force someone else to pay for it. A veteran leftist like Shrillary can recite this irresponsible crap in her sleep, which is lucky for her, because it looks like not everything is functioning properly between her ears.

On tips from J, Gary, and Jester.

Sep 20 2016

Open Thread

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

Sep 20 2016

Charlie Crist Cracks Up Crowd by Calling Hillary Honest

Orange-skinned liberal RINO turned Democrat Charlie Crist is one creepy dude, but you have to give him this much — he knows how to get a crowd to laugh:

On a tip from Manuel R.

Sep 20 2016

Navy Undergoes Transgender Policy Training

While the expansion-minded tyrants running Russia and China eye the leadership vacuum and flex their muscles, here is how the US Navy spends its time under Commander in Chief Obama:

As the Pentagon makes changes to allow transgender service members to serve openly, the Navy is holding training to educate all troops on the new policies.

In an all-Navy message published Tuesday, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke said a three-pronged training approach will equip senior leaders and rank-and-file personnel for the changes.

“This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states.

Beginning Nov. 1, mobile training teams composed of Navy fleet representatives and subject matter expects will be dispatched to deliver face-to-face briefs to senior leaders, including commanding officers, executive officers, command master chiefs, and chiefs of boat.

These sessions will also be open to equal opportunity advisers, ombudsmen and other command-designated representatives who will have a role in training the tenant commands on policies governing transgender troops.

Equal opportunity in this context means that sailors will advance more quickly through the ranks if they dress up in women’s clothes, in keeping with our fundamentally transformed military priorities.

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What else did anyone expect under this CiC?

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 20 2016

Google Revealed as Racist

It has been revealed that Google is racist. But don’t worry, the company is racist in favor of blacks at the expense of whites, as required by political correctness:

A Google search for prominent Americans in various fields reveals disproportional results favoring black Americans.

Take “American inventors” for example.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker, is listed ahead of Nikola Tesla, you have to scroll to the page row of results to find the inventor of the Alternating Current. The same trend is even more noticeable when one searches for “American artists.” The whole first page of results is black artists.

Affirmative Action isn’t just for hiring, admissions, and promotions anymore. Due to their position as information gatekeepers, liberals can now retroactively impose it on history. How righteous they must feel to take recognition away from the oppressively Caucasian Nikola Tesla and redistribute it to some guy who came up with a new kind of squirt gun.

Elon Musk ought to follow suit and start naming his overpriced electric moonbatmobiles “Johnsons.”

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Tesla: Robbed in his grave.

On a tip from Rob E.

Sep 20 2016

Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Rahami Sued Police for Islamophobia

Again we see that screeching “Islamophobia” is an indispensable tool in any terrorist’s arsenal:

The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim.

Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected him and his family to discrimination and ‘selective enforcement’ based on their religion.

The police further oppressed the Afghan immigrant by arresting him following a shootout for setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey that injured 29, and that could have killed any number of innocent Americans for the greater glory of Allah.

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Ahmad Rahami getting oppressed by Islamophobes.

Hat tips: Right Wing News, Louder With Crowder.

Sep 20 2016

Gary Johnson Is Glad No One Got Hurt in Most Recent Islamic Terror Attacks

Gary, please. Put the bong down:

“Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, and what you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today,” CNN anchor Brian Stelter asked.

“Well, first of all, just grateful that nobody got hurt,” [Gary] Johnson answered.

Maybe the recent Islamic outreach in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota is like Aleppo, and Johnson never heard of it. But no,

Before asking the question, the CNN anchor recapped the weekend’s events — the explosions in New York and New Jersey and the stabbing[s] in Minnesota.

Nobody got hurt?

Twenty-nine people were injured when a bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, and 10 people were stabbed at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

On second thought, Gary: go back to your bong. Maybe if you smoke enough you will float off into dreamland and stop helping people to associate libertarianism with clueless liberal kooks.

All Libertarians had to do this year was nominate Austin Petersen, and given the competition, they would have had the votes to get into the presidential debates and get their message out. But then, all Republicans had to do was nominate Ted Cruz and they could have put a conservative in the White House — as if the GOP would want a conservative in the White House.

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Johnson wondering if he just said something stupid again.

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 20 2016

Another Smoking Gun Regarding Hillary’s Emails

What have we here?

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Turns out “stonetear,” the seeker of information on how to retroactively wipe a VIP off of emails, is Shrillary’s tech specialist Paul Combetta. As The Political Insider notes,

Combetta would eventually delete the archive of Clinton emails and scrub them from the server, knowing full-well the House Committee on Benghazi had requested retention of the information.

No worries, Democrats; the Injustice Department granted him immunity. It doesn’t seem to have loosened his tongue much either. Just last week he pleaded the Fifth rather than answer a congressional committee’s questions.

On tips from Torcer and Troy.

Sep 20 2016

France to Ban Plastic Forks for Making It Be Too Hot Out

The global warming hoax marks the spot where tyranny and insanity intersect:

Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.

The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change.

That is, the moonbats running France are banning plastic forks in the belief that they make it be too hot out.

It is alarming that these people are running around loose and unmedicated, much less that they are in control of whole governments.

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A crime against the weather.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Sep 20 2016

Historic American Flag, Chanting “USA” Banned at High School Football Games

Meanwhile, as an entire high school football team refuses to stand for the national anthem with the full support of authorities,

Patriotism is under fire in Western Michigan.

The OK Conference, representing 50 schools, has announced a crackdown on fans chanting, “USA” at football games. They are also implementing strict rules on flags and political banners.

As usual with football-based moonbattery, there is a racial component. A mainly black school complained when a mainly white school displayed a Betsy Ross flag. American history is racist, as anyone undergoing brainwashing in a public school can tell you.

Critics called the flag racist and a local superintendent said it symbolized hate.

Love of country has no place on the liberal agenda. Why would it? If you love something, you will resist people who try to destroy it.

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Now considered to symbolize hate.

On tips from Jester and Steve A.

Sep 19 2016

Open Thread

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Via Eric Dzikowski.

Sep 19 2016

First Woman to Serve in British Infantry Is a Man

It’s as if terror of being denounced as politically incorrect has convinced people that a man really can become a woman by deforming his body with surgery or hormones, or simply by declaring that he is a woman. We are now told that a woman serves in the British infantry for the first time since the Army was established in 1660, even though the woman is actually a man recently named Ben Allen:

Britain’s first female infantry soldier to serve in the Army has told how [he] was born a boy and described how honoured [he] is “to be able to make history”.

Guardsman Chloe Allen, who joined the forces in 2012 as Ben Allen, made the decision to transition from male to female after being caught cross-dressing as [he] prepared to guard a royal palace.

The rot and insanity go all the way to the top:

General Sir James Everard, Commander of the Field Army, praised the 24-year-old soldier from Cumbria for [his] courage.

He said: “I’m delighted to have our first woman serving in a ground close combat unit. The British Army is really proving itself as an inclusive organisation where everyone is welcome and can thrive.”

If only Ben had decided to pretend he is a duck. Think how historic it would be for General Everard to announce the first duck to serve in the infantry for the country once known as Great Britain.

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Ben “Chloe” Allen, pseudo-female soldier.

On a tip from Don M.

Sep 19 2016

Absorbed by Greater DC, Alexandria Starts Scrubbing Southern Past

As the federal government grows, so does the Debt Star. It is expanding quickly into Virginia, which will soon become more a suburb of Washington than any recognizable part of the South. As territory is conquered, the region’s history is scrubbed:

In a town that once took considerable pride in its Confederate past, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously Saturday to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway and seek permission from the Virginia General Assembly to move a renowned statue of a Confederate soldier in historic Old Town. …

After a lengthy public hearing, the council agreed to try to relocate the “Appomattox” statue from the busy intersection of Prince and Washington streets, where thousands of motorists pass it each day. The pensive and unarmed south-facing Confederate soldier would be moved to a local history museum on the same corner.

…and from there to the city dump, when no one who might defend Virginia’s heritage is paying attention.

It was just a year ago that the city decided to end its practice of hanging three Confederate flags from traffic light poles at the “Appomattox” statue on Lee’s birthday and on Confederate Memorial Day.

Momentum is building. By the time the liberal Northeast Boston–Washington Corridor extends all the way to Florida, much more of American history will have been erased.

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This Confederate soldier will soon be a casualty of a Civil War that still hasn’t ended.

On tips from Stormfax and Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Old Town Post.

Sep 19 2016

Only 5.7% of the Clinton Foundation Slush Fund Goes to Charity

So what if Shrillary sold access and influence to foreign interests as Secretary of State? At least the money went to a good cause. Leaving aside absurdly inflated speaking fees, it mostly flowed into the Clinton Foundation. From there the cash went to charities — or rather, a small percentage of it did:

Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”

The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.

That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.

Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the remaining almost $851K was marked as “professional fundraising expenses.”

That’s pretty vague. But what kind of book-keeping do you expect from a woman who misplaced $billions of public funds while she was Secretary of State?

As first reported by The Daily Caller, the IRS launched an investigation into the Clinton Foundation this past July after 64 House Republicans called the foundation a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated” in a letter to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

No worries for Shrillary; any honest IRS investigators will be kept on a short leash by the White House, as with the FBI.

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A slush fund for laundering bribes.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Sep 19 2016

Entire Seattle High School Football Team Disrespects America During National Anthem

Given that public schools tend to be run by flaming moonbats, this should come as no surprise:

The entire Garfield High School football team, including the coaches, took a knee during the national anthem Friday night before their game against West Seattle High on Friday night to protest “social injustices.”

The head coach projects responsibility onto the kids:

After the game, which [unfortunately] Garfield won, Garfield High School head football coach Joey Thomas said that “the players decided to do this” to bring attention to “social injustices,” emphasizing that it was “a player-driven” move and that his players plan to continue the practice during the anthem before every game “until they tell us to stop.”

As in the NFL, that is not going to happen. Seattle Public Schools issued an official statement supporting these disgusting displays in the name of the First Amendment. If the players tried to pray on the field, they would be stopped in the name of that same amendment.

The NFL’s failure to put a stop to this has allowed the disease to spread far and wide. Once the national anthem united us in pride and respect. Now it is an occasion for moonbats and those easily cowed by moonbats to denounce our country and our heritage. Very soon the Star-Spangled Banner will be regarded as controversial, and will no longer be played so as to avoid the acrimony.

Everyone who refuses to stand for the national anthem should be kicked off the Garfield team, especially the coaches. Instead they will be congratulated on their political correctness, and Kaepernick disease will spread further, throughout high schools and down to the junior high level.

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Garfield High School: United in moonbattery against the USA.

On a tip from Steve A.

Sep 19 2016

Lawfare Waged Against Black Lives Matter

We have had more than enough lawsuits, but you can at least sympathize with the sentiment on this one:

A Dallas Police Sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter group accusing their leaders of inciting anti-police violence.

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and a police officer for 17 years, filed the lawsuit in federal court Friday, claiming the group is inciting racial violence against law enforcement.

The defendants comprise an entire basket of deplorables, including Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Al Sharpton, Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panthers Party, George Soros, Barack Hussein Obama, and even Shrillary Rotten Clinton herself.

This motley crew have “repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities.”

Larry Klayman of FreedomWatch is representing Pennie. In light of the numerous police officers who have been murdered by maniacs high on Black Lives Matter rhetoric, they are asking over $500 million in damages.

The suit is unlikely to get anywhere, which is just as well, because it would open the door to any number of lawsuits targeting political speech. But hopefully it will draw attention to the extreme perniciousness of Black Lives Matter and those who support it.

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Sgt. Demetrick Pennie.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

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