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May 15 2017

Open Thread


Via Educating Liberals.

59 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Of course white men can imagine what it is like to be under attack. Try applying for a job when your competition is a woman or a person of color.

  2. Bodhisattva says:

    Sure white men can understand what it is like to be under attack – lunatic liberal moonbats are attacking them 24/7/365!

  3. Bodhisattva says:

    Generally (not UNIVERSALLY, but generally), it is normal for men and women to adapt to the realities of their biology and also their mentality. Men and women have clear differences in both their bodies and their minds. GENERALLY these differences predispose them to be better at certain things and not so good at others. There are exceptions, but GENERALLY this is the case.

    Those who don’t accept this FACT OF NATURE AND LIFE are mentally ill, or at least mentally disturbed, by their own choice.

  4. Bodhisattva says:

    No real surprise here – though this again is a GENERAL RULE and there are EXCEPTIONS.

    Queer punk band PWR BTTM cancels tour, loses label amid sexual abuse allegations

    On Friday, the popular queer-punk band PWR BTTM was supposed to be celebrating the release of “Pageant,” its highly anticipated second album. The duo, which was birthed at Bard College and signed to the respected indie punk label Polyvinyl, had its devoted fan base abuzz and were plotting a spring tour.

    But in a Facebook post a few days before the release, an acquaintance made explosive allegations about the band’s behavior, accusing member Ben Hopkins of “inappropriate sexual contact with people despite several ‘nos’ and without warning or consent.”

    Within days, PWR BTTM went from future stars to pariahs. In survival mode, the group, which also includes Liv Bruce, issued a statement that addressed the issue head-on. Noting that they were surprised by the allegations, the joint statement pledged to address them “with openness and accountability.”

  5. daPenguin says:

    but your little sister can, right Lena?

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    Despite attacking the concept of “dark money”, liberals continue to seek it:

    Hillary Clinton Launches Unlimited ‘Dark Money’ Group
    The failed presidential candidate bemoaned “dark money” on the campaign trail, but now she’s launching a new 501(c)(4).

    Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton officially launched a new organization on Monday, “Onward Together,” with the stated goal of “advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.” Put more bluntly, the group’s mission is to advance Clinton’s agenda, which was unable to defeat Donald Trump.

    But buried on the donation page is this nugget:

    Contributions or gifts to Onward Together, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or as business deductions.

  7. Bodhisattva says:

    Slips in behaviour can no longer be blamed on drinking

    Alcohol does not alter personality, say scientists

    There is no such thing a ‘happy drunk’ scientists have concluded after finding that alcohol does not radically change personality.

    Although many people blame drinking for alterations in their usual behaviour, new research shows that there is little shift in character between sober and squiffy.

    In fact, the only change is that people become more extroverted. But it is simply a louder version of their usual personality.

  8. Bodhisattva says:

    There’s a movement, not necessarily a strong or successful one, not yet anyway, to get the more lunatic liberal moonbats to leave the Democrat party. I know a guy who tunes pianos, has a truck that he transports them in, who put a huge ad for Bernie Sanders on the side and now he’s got the name of the group that’s pushing people to leave the Democratic party there below it. I’ll have to check it out, I forgot the exact name.

    But it’s not the only effort – it started after the primary last year:


    Pledge to leave the Democratic Party if Sanders loses by even a single corrupt superdelegate

    Democrats’ Answer Is Always the Same: Move More Left
    Nearly every time the Democrats face a crisis, their answer is the same—move left. This time, they’re about to fall off the edge.

    With Hillary Clinton’s defeat the Obama era ended abruptly. This was not the outcome the polls and the media had predicted. There was conjecture that when Trump inevitably lost the election, the Republican Party would unravel and perhaps cease to exist. But now it is the Democrats who are in disarray after losing the Presidency and control of the Senate. How did this happen?
    Twenty years ago, I wrote a book titled Divided They Fell: The Demise of the Democratic Party: 1964-1996. The book traced how the Democrats shifted from a mainstream centrist party to one of the left, adopting policies that eventually alienated many Americans, causing them to move over to the Republican column. The 2016 election is the result of that process.
    The seeds of Trump’s victory were planted in the first “progressive” reforms instituted during and after the campaign of George McGovern in 1972, marking the beginning of the Democrats’ decline. At the Chicago convention, the McGovern Democrats pushed out the old party bosses and trade union leaders, and put in their place self-proclaimed progressives chosen by the identity group to which they belonged; i.e., African-Americans, students, women, etc.
    In carrying this out, the Chicago delegation that had been put together by the union leaders was literally kicked out of the convention. Attacking organized labor as a “conservative” group made many union Democrats slowly move into the ranks of the Republican Party. That trend culminated during the Ronald Reagan campaign, producing the large group dubbed “Reagan Democrats.”
    The Democrats had begun their long march to the left by choosing to appeal to liberal constituency groups rather than the traditional electorate that made up the old New Deal-Fair Deal coalition. They also instituted quotas to make sure that future delegates would consist of a solid representation of members of these identity groups through institution of a quota system. As McGovern explained: “The way we got the quota thing through was by not using the word ‘quotas.’”

    What is it coming to?


    Progressives launch challenges to Democrats, and a congressman signs up

    Just days after Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) drew his first real Republican opponent, he got unwelcome but expected news from his left. Paula Swearengin, an environmental activist who has never run for office, would challenge him in the Democratic primary — more than a year away. That news was worth a special segment on “The Young Turks,” the progressive Web series hosted by Cenk Uygur, who launched a “Justice Democrats” project to encourage primaries against people like Manchin.

    “His time in the Senate is about to run out,” said Uygur on May 9.

    One day later, Uygur invited Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on the show for another announcement. The freshman from the Bay Area, who defeated a Democratic incumbent to win his seat, would be Justice Democrats’ “champion” in Congress. Uygur played “Stars and Stripes Forever” to celebrate the news.

    “It’s time that the Democrats had a bold, clear, progressive vision,” Khanna said. “It’s time that we had spine.”

  9. Bodhisattva says:

    Did the Democrats kill him because he’s the leak (NOT the Russians) that doomed Hillary (according to dimwit Democrats)?

    Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death

    D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

    Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

    Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department.”

  10. Mike_W20 says:

    Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death.

  11. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    Liberalism eats itself:

    Gay “queer’ /whatever band is dropped from label and have their shows canceled due to a Facebook post accusing a band member of sexual abuse

  12. George Lortz says:

    Why do we continue to pay attention to this bitch ? She’s nobody ! A failed actress, a failed woman and a failed human being. Ignore her; maybe if were lucky she’ll go away.

  13. KirklesWorth says:

    Liberal Websites Current Last 5 Articles

    ABC News
    White House: Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies
    2 young men killed as chaos erupts in western Venezuela
    Trail of global cyberattack could lead to North Korea
    Hill reacts to report that Trump shared intel
    Loretta Lynn leaves hospital after having stroke

    Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians
    Was North Korea behind it?
    Ghitis: Trump’s dangerous incompetence
    Sally Yates: Russians had ‘real leverage’ over Flynn
    If the president says it, is it no longer classified?

    Daily Kos
    Open thread for night owls: ‘Deepest, most consequential disruption of transportation in history’?
    An idea whose time has come: Aetna CEO says nation should have debate on single-payer healthcare
    NATO allies prepare for the arrival of Lil’ Donny Tantrum
    White House launches flurry of statements on Trump leaking classified info—without denying he did it
    John Cornyn, Fran Townsend, and Mike Rogers are on the Trump short list to lead a neutered FBI

    Huffington Post
    Donald Trump Says He Has The Right To Share Info With The Russians
    Dave Chappelle Apologizes For Telling Viewers To Give Donald Trump A Chance
    Jimmy Fallon Spots Similarities Between A Donald Trump Speech And ‘Legally Blonde’
    Tuesday’s Morning Email: Breaking Down Trump’s Reported Classified Disclosure To The Russians
    This Brand Will Give You New Clothes If Your Size Changes

    Mother Jones
    A Public Service Announcement
    White House Denies Blockbuster Report That Donald Trump Revealed Classified Info to the Russians
    One of Trump’s Top Picks for FBI Chief Pooh-Poohed the Trump-Russia Scandal
    The Entire World Is Adapting to Having an Idiot in the White House
    Report: Trump Divulged “Highly Classified” Information to Russian Ambassador

    Fmr. Ambassador McFaul: It appears Trump …
    No answers from Spicer about Trump’s tweet…
    FLASHBACK: Candidate Trump blasted Clinton…
    Candidate Trump bashed Clinton’s handing…
    Trump reportedly shared secrets with Russians

    Turkish Leader Visits Trump Looking For ‘New Beginning’ With U.S. Despite Obstacles
    News Brief: Trump Accused Of Sharing Classified Data, Iran Election Preview
    Is A President Sharing Classified Information Against The Law?
    Sen. Coons On Reports Trump Shared Classified Information With Russia
    Former FBI Official Questions Rosenstein’s Role In Comey’s Firing

    One financial crisis spawned austerity, corporatized Democrats and gave the world Donald Trump
    Central American gangs like MS-13 were born out of failed anti-crime policies
    Trump digs himself deeper: Given his love of fake news, the “tapes” are probably fake, too
    Texas “Freedom Caucus” kills more than 100 bills because other Republicans aren’t conservative enough
    Will Donald Trump give working families a break?

    Wrong Direction
    Walk Softly and Blurt Out Whatever Is On Your Mind
    Chasing the Bauble With Brooke Gladstone
    North Carolina’s “Monster” Voter-Suppression Law Is Dead
    The Angle: Justice, Obstructed Edition

    These Artists Are Adding a New Dimension to Photography
    Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt Vulnerable Republicans, Poll Says
    Iran’s Election Will Change Nothing
    Iran Set to Vote for President After a Campaign Laced with Populist Fervor
    President Trump Is Visiting Saudi Arabia to Cement a Friendship

  14. KirklesWorth says:

    No wonder his big hit has the lyrics “I don’t want to work / I want to bang on the drum all day”

    Breitbart: Todd Rundgren: ‘If You’re a Trump Supporter, Don’t Come to My Show’

    “No,” Rundgren said when asked if it bothered him. “If I had the power, I’d say: If you’re a Trump supporter, don’t come to my show, because you won’t have a good time. And also, I don’t understand your frickin’ values. Because I’m not singing about that. If you don’t understand that basic thing, you’re just fooling yourself.”

  15. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    True, but it puts the resistance at a major disadvantage. Which is the point.

  16. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    “Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department.”

    Unusual perhaps, but not unprecedented. Vince Foster, for one.

  17. Bodhisattva says:

    This is EXACTLY the kind of deportation we were supposed to see – people who have been deported before and keep coming back. Repeat offenders.

    Both Mejia and Nunez have been deported before. Under federal law, a judge does not have to hear their case before they are removed from the country. Their lawyer is fighting for a hearing. The democratic Congress member representing where Mejia and his family have lived called the arrest excessive.

    “This is the kind of inhumane deportation that even President Trump has said we weren’t going to see,” Rep. Jared Huffman said.

    ICE issued a statement reading in part, the pair was arrested by “a fugitive operations team after they were notified of two foreign nationals attempting to gain entry into the military base.”

    Mejia asked to speak for most of the interview in Spanish.

  18. Bodhisattva says:

    In moonbat infested areas, mass transit brings mass crime and other problems:

    Business owners struggle with homeless, crime along Orange Line in Van Nuys

    Some business owners along Bessemer Street where the homeless congregate say the situation has improved, but more tents now line the adjacent Orange Line busway bike path, which continues to attract drug dealing, prostitution and defecation in the streets.

    “It looks really bad, disgusting,” said Artour Teroganesian, who owns an auto repair shop on Bessemer Street, west of Cedros Avenue.

    Teroganesian said the tents along the bike path are affecting his business “big time.” When customers drop off their cars and start walking around, “they don’t want to come (back),” he said.

    He pointed to pieces of toilet paper in the corner near the entrance of his store that he said had been used for defecation.

  19. Bodhisattva says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Oregon style!

    Man Holding Mother’s Decapitated Head Stabs Store Clerk in Oregon

    A man killed his mother on Mother’s Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a decapitated head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday.
    Officers determined the head the man was carrying belonged to his mother, the Sandy Police Department said.

    Joshua Webb had vision problems and received Social Security payments, his father said. He lived at home so his parents could care for him, his father said, adding that they had recently bought him a dog because he wanted one.

  20. Bodhisattva says:

    American NAZIs on the march:

    FBI arrests Tucson man over threats to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally

    The FBI arrested a TUSD employee on suspicion of threatening U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.

    FBI agents arrested Steve Martan, 58, in connection with three messages left on the congressional office voicemail on May 2 and May 10, according to a criminal complaint filed May 12 in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Martan is a campus monitor at Miles Exploratory Learning Center in the Tucson Unified School District. He was placed on home assignment and told not to come into work as the district investigates the allegations.

    The voicemails contained threats to McSally, including that she should “be careful” when she returns to Tucson and that her days “were numbered.” He threatened to shoot her in one of the expletive-filled messages.

    The complaint stated Martan told agents he was venting frustrations with McSally’s congressional votes in support of the president of the United States.

    Martan was accused of threatening to assault and murder a United States official with intent to impede the official’s duties and to retaliate against an official for the performance of the official’s duties, according to the complaint.

    Phone company records showed Martan owned the phone used to make the threats and agents found the phone at Martan’s residence. Martan told agents he used the phone to call McSally’s office, according to the complaint.

  21. Bodhisattva says:

    Using moonbat tactics against moonbats:

    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been calling for the impeachment of President Trump but now there are those calling for her to be kicked out of office.

    Standing outside the congresswoman’s home in L.A. are over a dozen protesters, a mariachi band and Omar Navarro. He ran against Waters and lost in 2016 but he’s getting ready for round two in 2018.

    “‘Hashtag Impeach Maxine’. See Maxine is talking about impeaching President Donald Trump and yet she doesn’t ask herself what about her? What about her not doing her job for 35 years?”, asked Navarro.

    Members of the black community and Latinos for Trump are out here protesting, calling for Waters to resign.

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been making national headlines, calling for the president to be impeached. But outside her home, over a dozen protesters were calling her out.

    “She is not representing her constituents, especially the black constituents.”

    “She thinks by putting down our president, we’re going to like her more. Every time she talks, she makes me want to throw up.”

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    Was Scalia’s death really “natural”?

    Justice Scalia Believed Supreme Court was Being Surveilled by Obama

    Justice Scalia told me that he often thought the court was being surveilled. And he told me that probably four or five years ago…If they had to unmask Senator Paul’s name to reveal a conversation he was having with a foreign agent and the foreign agent was hostile to the United States they can do that. That’s not what he’s talking about. They’re talking about unmasking him when he’s having a conversation with his campaign manager when he’s running in the Republican primary.

    Obama took the already bloated, over-empowered Federal government and used it as a weapon against countless American citizens. If the Supreme Court was not spied on, after Congress was admittedly spied on and the IRS was admittedly targeting Conservative non-profits, they would be the only one.

    Scalia dies soon thereafter.

    “Conspiracy nuts” never sounded so sane.

  23. Torcer says:

    .@democracynow your silence on #Venezuela state murders is totally shameful. What is #Democracy to you? You are endorsing a dictatorship.— digestvenezuela (@DigestVenezuela) May 15, 2017

    Student: Capitalism, USA, not socialism, ruining Venezuela
    Tucker takes on self-described socialist over the ‘virtues’ of socialism and the roots of Venezuela’s current squalor #Tucker

    Published on May 15, 2017

  24. Torcer says:

    Inflation in Venezuela Stands at 93% So Far in 2017

    #SocialismSucks #SosVenezuela #Resist #NoMasDictadura

    #Venezuelan Dictatorship, Blocking Caracas’ Main Road, Shows Its Desperation

    Powerful photos show gray-haired Venezuelan protesters clashing with police

    Elderly Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Demand a Better Future for their Grandchildren #SocialismSucks #SosVenezuela #Resist #NoMasDictadura #PrayforVenezula

    Roads blocked round Venezuela as anti-Maduro protests persist

  25. Torcer says:

    More from the cultural Marxism front:

    I will not watch Supergirl any longer after tonight’s episode….

  26. Torcer says:

    I Know One of the Sources
    Erick Erickson | May 16, 2017, 09:49am
    What sets this story apart for me, at least, is that I know one of the sources. And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack.

    So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt. Perhaps then he will recognize he screwed up. The President cares vastly more about what the press says than what his advisers say. That is a real problem and one his advisers are having to recognize and use, even if it causes messy stories to get outside the White House perimeter.

    I am told that what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported. The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources. He also does not seem to appreciate that his loose lips can get valuable assets in the field killed.
    This is a real problem and I treat this story very seriously because I know just how credible, competent, and serious — as well as seriously pro-Trump, at least one of the sources is.

  27. KirklesWorth says:

    Man, these liberals are just beside themselves with unmitigated rage. He needs a rubber room.

    Daily Caller: Keith Olbermann Melts Down On Twitter: ‘Resign You Mother******* Traitor’

    “YOU are the leaker, you stupid, pea-brained, mother******* traitor. RESIGN,” Olbermann wrote in response to Trump’s tweet blaming James Comey and the intelligence community for allegedly leaking highly classified information.

  28. KirklesWorth says:

    As natural as possible when dealing with Clintons.

  29. KirklesWorth says:

    The left has always been for segregation, contrary to the attempts to pawn off their racist past on the right. They were the fighters to keep slavery in the civil war. They started the KKK and lynched whites who supported black freedom. They started the Jim Crows laws for “separate but equal”. Liberal group identity overrides equality and freedom.

    Cons. Daily Post: White People Banned From Cafe As National Association Of Black Journalists Demand Segregation

    American University has been at the center of an episode of leftist “racism” panic recently, and they have decided to “fight back” against “racism”. This new method of fighting “racism” is apparently accomplished by banning White students from the newly opened Bridge Cafe as the National Association Of Black Journalists demand segregation. Bridge Cafe was said to have been created to be a place for students and student organizations to meet and discuss things or plan activities, as well as hold events such as slam poetry.

  30. KirklesWorth says:

    Dave Chappelle pays penance and ask for forgiveness of his liberal “betters”…

    Daily Caller: Chappelle Sorry For Asking Voters To Give Trump A Chance

    Dave Chappelle says he was wrong to ask people to give President Donald Trump “a chance.” A, the 43-year-old comedian told the audience that he “f–ked up” when he made the plea for Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” according to NBC’s Willie Geist.
    “I was the first guy on TV to say ‘Give Trump a chance.’ I f***ed up. Sorry,” Chappelle said at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in New York City Monday, according to Geist.

  31. KirklesWorth says:

    Breitbart: 100K Sign Petition to ABC to Save Conservative Values Sitcom ‘Last Man Standing’

    A fan’s petition to ABC Television to revive the now-canceled blue-collar sitcom Last Man Standing has received more than 100,000 signatures in less than a week. The petition titled “Save Tim Allen’s Show ‘Last Man Standing’” — launched by a fan calling himself “Deputy Matt” last week — had received 109,186 signatures as of late Tuesday morning.

  32. KirklesWorth says:

    Cons. Daily Post: Ex-Muslim Woman Refutes Islam In Brutally Honest Tirade During Milo Speaking Event

    During the interview, Torrent, an Arab immigrant from Kuwait, explained that she fled the country in order to get away from her “very Muslim” husband. According to her, he was extremely oppressive and told her that she “didn’t need to go to college because [her] degree didn’t mean anything [since she’s a woman].” Obviously, she didn’t listen. “I think what gave me the courage to get out of there is — I would say the internet,” she continued, adding, “when I was a kid, I didn’t know there was another option. But then we got global and I was able to learn to see other cultures through the eyes of [livestreamers], not just through the eyes of movies.” Since coming to America, she’s completely embraced our culture’s values and is a passionate Republican Trump supporter. “I’m with Trump campaign [and] I’m with the Republican campaign,” she added, reasoning, “keep the people out of America that…would change America [from] what we love it for.”

  33. KirklesWorth says:

    Let’s hope Cruz and Paul can crush the RINOs.

    Daily Caller: Push By Senate Conservatives Would Change The Game For Obamacare Repeal

    GOP lawmakers are hoping to repeal the Affordable Care Act using a reconciliation process, which allows the measure to pass the upper chamber with just a simple majority. Traditionally, the procedure requires each provision to directly impact the budget. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul argue — depending on who is presiding over the upper chamber — lawmakers should be able to include language for things like allowing insurers to sell plans across state lines.

  34. KirklesWorth says:

    Lying is prestigious to liberals. It’s beyond the-end-justifies-the-means – it’s practically a competition about how many whoppers they can tell yet still get elected.

    Red State: Oh Look – Senator ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren Is Lying. Again

    Then there are the lies. Oh so many lies. And no matter how many times Leftists are caught bald-faced – they get to move on. And the very next thing they say – is treated as if it possesses the moral authority and inherent credibility of someone who…well, hadn’t just been caught lying their face off.

  35. KirklesWorth says:

    Wow…a gender dysphoric feminist I can agree with!

    Daily Caller: Feminist Warns Of ‘Alarmingly Irreversible’ Trans Surgery On Children

    “I am horrified by the escalating prescription of puberty-blockers to children with gender dysphoria like my own: I consider this practice to be a criminal violation of human rights,” Camille Paglia, author of Sexual Personae, told The Washington Free Beacon in an exclusive interview. Puberty blockers are used to delay adolescence development in children who believe they are the opposite gender. Adults who let their children take these blockers are putting them at risk in the future, Paglia added. “Have the adults gone mad? Children are now being callously used for fashionable medical experiments with unknown long-term results,” Paglia went on.

  36. BostonLiberty says:

    LD is a f*cking d!psh!t.

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