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Apr 22 2018

An Environmentalist Argues for Nuclear Energy

The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution. For example, most environmentalists are not particularly concerned about the environment. They exploit the issue to attack capitalism and push for more government. It isn’t hard to identify the handful of environmentalists who are sincere; they are the ones who advocate nuclear energy, like Michael Shellenberger:

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 22 2018

Liberal School Security Policy: Replace Armed Officers with Therapists

Illinois Democrats demonstrate what kind of school security policy you get when the matter is left up to moonbats:

Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists…

That should be about as effective at reducing school shootings as blaming them on the NRA.

Here’s the reasoning, if you can call it reasoning:

Michelle Mbekani-Wiley, from the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law, said … police are unequipped to recognize or respond to mental health issues. She adds that many minority students within the Chicago Public School system are arrested by school resource officers for non-serious offenses, which could jeopardize their chances of applying to jobs and colleges in the future.

“This increased presence of law enforcement in schools does not necessarily enhance school safety,” said [Ms. Mbekani-Wiley]. “Instead it dramatically increases the likelihood that students will be unnecessarily swept into the criminal justice system often for mere adolescent or disruptive behavior.”

Non-liberals already know what effect this approach has on school safety. Parkland taught us:

Research conducted by Paul Sperry for RealClearInvestigations (RCI) shows while Broward County Public Schools, under the direction of superintendent Robert Runcie, has embraced Obama-era, social justice school discipline policies aimed at ending the “school-to-prison pipeline” for minority students, data indicate the school district has grown increasingly unsafe over recent years.

The school district has drawn intense scrutiny since accused shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 individuals two months ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Despite an extensive history of violence and threats, Cruz was never expelled from the district or referred to law enforcement for arrest, factors that prevented a background check from flagging authorities who might have blocked his ability to obtain a firearm for his rampage.

As a result of hijacking Parkland and attempting to fly it into the Constitution, liberals learned nothing from the carnage. This compounds the tragedy and all but guarantees that it will recur.

On tips from Guy B and Jester.

Apr 22 2018

California Moonbattery Creates Sh**hole Cities

Progressives hope that welfare colonists I mean “refugees” flooding into the country at an unabsorbable rate from sh**hole countries will transform America in their image. Some parts of the country don’t need to be transformed. Thanks to rampant moonbattery, we already have sh**hole cities, many of them in the erstwhile Golden State:

Between stratospheric housing costs resulting largely from environmental fanaticism and the entrenched moonbattery that encourages all manner of dysfunctional behavior, particularly in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland, progressives are reducing California to a dystopian nightmare.

On a tip from physicsnut.

Apr 21 2018

Open Thread

Liberalism is a mental disorder. - Michael Savage

On a tip from Anonymous.

Apr 21 2018

China’s Social Credit System

Progressives like Obama buddy Andy Stern often express admiration for how things are done in communist China. Given their proclivity for coercive social engineering, they will love China’s social credit system:

The ultimate goal is to hammer into citizens the idea that “keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful,” the Chinese government has said. Good scores get rewarded, and bad ones punished.

Penalties include being banned from taking trains, having your internet speed cut, and being publicly shamed.

The programme will be fully operational by 2020, but is being piloted for millions of people already.

Here’s how it will work when Fakebook teams up with the government to impose a similar system in the USSA:

On a tip from Anonymous.

Apr 21 2018

Israeli-Born Natalie Portman Sides Against Israel

To make it big in Hollyweird, you have to let the prevailing winds push you where they will. In Tinseltown, the prevailing winds blow straight out of the bowels of hell. But that’s okay with Natalie Portman:

Portman, the Israeli-born Oscar-winning actress, has informed a prominent pro-Israel foundation that she will not attend their event and claim its most coveted prize due to Israel’s recent efforts to prevent Hamas terrorists from killing Jewish citizens, according to an announcement.

The Genesis Prize Foundation, which awards internationally renowned individuals for their commitment to Jewish values, announced late Thursday that Portman would “not to travel to Israel for the June 28 Ceremony organized in her honor,” according to a statement from the organization.

In the past, Portman “has positioned herself as a proud supporter of Israel.” But now that Israel is yet again forced to defend its existence from hordes of Islamic savages, that support has become inconvenient, since the liberal elite that runs the entertainment industry reflexively sides with Islam against Western Civilization. So under the bus goes Israel.

Portman’s refusal to travel to Israel has resulted in the award ceremony being cancelled.

Giving any sort of award to someone of standard starlet caliber would be a farce anyway.

On a tip from Jester.

Apr 21 2018

USA Today Moonbat Wants to Abolish Cheerleaders

Progressive social engineers never tire of finding things to take away from us. Now they want to abolish cheerleaders:

In a Wednesday op-ed, USA Today columnist Nancy Armour said that the NFL should do away with cheerleading altogether, as the “premise of NFL cheerleaders is degrading.”

Armour barks that “their only purpose is to titillate” and that permitting their existence is inconsistent with the feminazi crackdown euphemistically known as the #MeToo Era.

Paul Joseph Watson, who seems to enjoy treating idiotic articles by USA Today moonbats like piñatas, responds:

Apr 20 2018

Open Thread

My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. - Barry Goldwater

Apr 20 2018

Preschool Students Forbidden to Have a Best Friend

Social engineers aspiring to construct totalitarianism starting with impressionable children won’t stop at destroying the family. Close friendships also threaten to undermine utopia, because all of us must be the same and interchangeable, and our only loyalty must be to The State. Consequently, students at a preschool in Massachusetts are forbidden to have a best friend:

Pentucket Workshop Preschool’s “best friend” policy is being blasted by a parent who says her daughter got upset after reportedly being told by a teacher she couldn’t use the term because it could make other students feel excluded.

The appalled parent got a letter from Pentucket’s director, who will continue discouraging the concept.

“It has been our experience (which spans decades) that the use of the term ‘best friend,’ even when used in a loving way, can lead other children to feel excluded […] which can ultimately lead to the formation of ‘cliques’ and ‘outsiders,'” the letter was quoted as saying.

The coercive assimilation of any sort of outsider or “other” is a primary objective of cultural Marxists. We are not to form voluntary associations based on similarities. Equality as understood by progressives means no one is more similar than anyone else — unless of course you are an “other” yourself, in which case you are encouraged to exclude hated members of the core population.

In utopia, there will be no best friends or any other kind of friend, other than Big Brother.

On tips from Chronos Z. Wonderpig and The Grand Inquisitor.

Apr 20 2018

New York City to House Prisoners Based on Gender Preference

Lately, the moonbattery gushing out of New York has escalated from a river to a torrent. Andrew Cuomo unilaterally grants voting rights to felons on parole and bizarrely declares himself to be an illegal alien, who is therefore opposed to upholding the law regarding real illegal aliens. At the local level, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio decrees that prisoners will be housed according to their gender preference, rather than whether they are actually male or female:

“In New York City, we believe transgender rights are human rights. And we’ll fight to protect those rights in city jails as well,” he tweeted Monday.

De Blasio shouts that this lunacy is “crucial to ensuring all our facilities are welcoming and safe for all New Yorkers, no matter their gender identity.”

Throwing in men with the women is unlikely to make NYC clinks “welcoming and safe.” Prisons have always been segregated by sex for humane reasons.

But it would be transphobic to care if women get raped. That’s what they get for being cis-gender. For cultural Marxists like de Blasio, only transsexual freakazoids matter, not normal people — not even normal convicts.

De Blasio has already imposed a similar policy on public schools, so that boys curious as to what can be seen in the girls’ locker room can declare themselves transgender and find out. The escalation to creating situations that will surely result in actual rapes was inevitable. Progressives progress; that’s what they do.

What they progress toward is ever more surreal extremes of tyranny and depravity.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Apr 20 2018

Refugees Enraged to Have to Clean Their Own Toilets

So-called “refugees” from what some might call “sh**hole countries” are enraged when they are asked to clean their own toilets. The story is clogged with metaphors:

Inhabitants of a Dutch asylum centre in Alkmaar are angry about the building’s new cleaning policy, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports. The refugees now have to clean their own toilets and need a key to visit their own toilet block.

They might avoid such oppression by staying in their own countries. No chance of that though.

“They want us to clean our own toilets on our knees,” says Ahmad from Palestine. Another migrant says: “Even Syria’s prisons are better!”

Abu Barak of Syria is so traumatized by the idea of having to clean up the mess he makes in the bathroom that he describes himself as “in shock.”

Spokeswoman of the asylum centre, Alet Bouwmeester, says the new cleaning policy has to do with bad hygiene in the toilets: “The idea is that by making persons responsible, things will improve. When you go to a toilet you leave it behind in a clean state, that’s part of our programme”.

They wouldn’t clean up their own countries but rather chose to leave the mess for others to deal with. What makes her think they will clean up the restroom?

At least the toilets allow the refugees to enrich Holland’s multicultural tapestry by eschewing toilet paper:

The toilets in the facility have no toilet paper as refugees use water for cleaning. They bring watering cans with them and as a result faeces spread through the room.

As for toilets, so for Holland.

In two years, the Netherlands accepted more than 32,000 asylum seekers. Most of them come from Syria and Eritrea.

If freshly arrived refugees show this little gratitude, imagine the attitude their entitled, welfare-bred, and staggeringly numerous offspring will take to the streets to express.

On a tip from Sean C.

Apr 20 2018

EarthNow Works to Enable Panopticon State

When utopia has been imposed, progressive social engineers will work together with the thought police to ensure that there is no deviation from political correctness anywhere. To achieve this, we must build the Panopticon State, which will allow the authorities to see everything we do. Bill Gates & friends have been tackling the technical challenges:

EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second.

This is a serious project, backed by serious money.

Its first round of investors is comprised of a small group of complimentary powerhouses: AirBus, the SoftBank Group, Bill Gates, and satellite-industry vet Greg Wyler.

They aren’t starting from scratch.

Wyler’s OneWeb has already deployed highly advanced satellites with a blazing fast 130ms latency and its goal is to have a constellation of hundreds of satellites beaming broadband around the globe by 2020.

The involvement of Bill Gates is especially alarming. He is a moonbat of the first order, a leftist social engineer who has used his vast fortune and the status it affords him to meddle in education, attack capitalism in the name of the global warming hoax, help Africa’s population to explode at the rest of the world’s expense, and undermine gun rights.

The company’s goal is to make money selling its service to government and enterprise clients—and that’s kind of terrifying.

Yeah, kind of.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Apr 20 2018

Andrew Cuomo Says He Is an Illegal Alien

If they will tell a lie this brazen, what won’t they lie about? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the son of earlier New York Governor Mario Cuomo, was born and raised in America with a silver spoon in his mouth. Watch in amazement as he shouts that he is “undocumented” — which is liberalese for an illegal alien:

As for “Wop” being an acronym for “without papers,” that too is untrue.

Comparing the Italian immigrants of 100 years ago with the current tsunami of Third World welfare colonists is an insult to Cuomo’s proud heritage. Italians arrived from a compatible culture, hit the ground running, and quickly assimilated. The welfare state, multiculturalism, and contempt for immigration law have created a very different situation with the largely unassimilable immigrants flooding in to transform (or to put it less mildly, destroy) our country today.

The implication of Cuomo’s absurd proclamation is that no illegal immigrant should be deported, that is, that America should have no borders, no sovereignty, no right to determine how many millions or theoretically billions flood in for the welfare benefits. This irresponsible jackass — who just recently granted felons on parole the right to vote by unilateral decree — is Governor of the third most populous state. The reason he has been barking so shrilly lately is that he faces an opponent who is even worse.

On a tip from TCS III.

Apr 20 2018

California Bill May Ban the Bible

Following the trajectory of progressivism leads to two easy predictions regarding what liberals will do in the future if their power is not checked: (1) ban the Bible and (2) not merely allow sexual perversion but coercively impose it on the culture. The reason these predictions are easy is that this bleak future is already happening in California, where tyrannical legislation has been sailing through the state assembly. The bill may ban the Bible:

The bill in question is California Assembly Bill 2943. It would treat as a criminal violation of the state’s consumer fraud act “the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that consists of “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

The ostensible point is to outlaw counselors who help people overcome unwanted perverse sexual attractions. Not allowing people to push back against sin is depraved and tyrannical — but it gets worse.

The bill forbids “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”

California’s filthy air could get even smoggier, because this bill may require some massive book bonfires:

To sell any materials or offer any counseling for a fee that present homosexual practice and transgender identity as wrong or a sin, including all commentaries on the Bible and theological or exegetical treatments that affirm the biblical position on these matters (perhaps even the Bible itself) is to incur criminal sanctions in the state of California.

The Bible affirms the biblical position on homosexuality in no uncertain terms.

Any books or articles that indicate that the Bible and the church have a role in encouraging people not to engage in such behavior or self-identification can be banned. …

No church, Christian bookstore, or internet site could be a conduit for the sale of any literature that challenges homosexual practice or transgender identity. Amazon could not sell to California residents any such literature.

The LGBT agenda in all its sickness may soon have the same legal status in California that the Koran has in Iran. Anyone challenging it in any way will be silenced by the government.

That gives an idea of what Democrats would like to do to the whole country once they have marginalized resistance as they have done in California.

On a tip from seaoh.

Apr 19 2018

Open Thread

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it. - Barry Farber

Apr 19 2018

Searching for New Yorkers with Republican Friends

Will Witt explored Washington Square Park by New York University to see if he could find any tolerant liberals with Republican friends:

Now we know why moonbats refuse to have friendly relations with Republicans. They will not tolerate the extremism of anyone who does not conform to their radical ideology; they are too open-minded to put up with such bigots.

This explains why liberals are able to believe in such absurd caricatures regarding regular Americans. In places like New York, it is easy to keep anyone who does not think just like them completely out of their lives.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 19 2018

Mark Dice: Idiocracy at Starbucks

Anyone who takes the moonbat point of view even half seriously must have missed the Starbucks spectacle. Black power militants and their self-hating, pale-skinned fellow travelers boil over with rage because a store manager (who appears to be a moonbat herself) had to call the police to get a pair of black troublemakers to stop loitering in a Philadelphia cafe. In response, the belly-crawling suits at Starbucks grovel for forgiveness. Mark Dice weighs in on the idiocracy at Starbucks:

Some shops really will honor the phony free coffee coupons. We already saw someone get a free coffee just by presenting his race card.

What porn-watching homeless people did to public libraries, shiftless losers blessed with black skin will now do to Starbucks. No doubt all employees have been told that not letting blacks do whatever they please without buying anything is a firing offense. The resulting environment will drive out paying customers. Adios to the insufferable Starbucks phenomenon.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Apr 19 2018

Feds Give Researcher Another $1 Million to Promote Transgender Children

When government finances science, you get the science government wants. No matter who you vote for, government will largely consist of progressives, because they are naturally drawn to positions where they can boss others around, whereas countermoonbats tend to shy away from government, regarding it as an unpleasant necessary evil. Consequently, taxpayers are forced to finance the promotion of transgender children:

The National Science Foundation is expanding a study of transgender children as young as three years old, giving the project’s researcher an additional $1 million.

The lucky recipient is Kristina Olson of the University of Washington, who has been wallowing in moonbattery since she was “just a child,” according to an NSF video announcing the award.

“In addition to transgender children, we are recruiting intersex children, gender nonconforming children, tomboys, princess boys, pink boys, non-binary children, gender creative kids—you name it!” according to the project’s website.

Already the study has produced results unsurprisingly confirming that it is good to impose transgenderism on children too small to comprehend much less resist it. With politically driven “science,” you find what you are paid to find.

Olson has already received $635,711 from the federal government for her gender studies.

Get to work; someone has to pay for all this social engineering.

On a tip from Jester.

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