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Mar 18 2018

Illegal Alien Appointed to Statewide Post in California

The contempt for rule of law prevailing in California has reached a new extreme of arrogance with the official appointment of an illegal alien to a statewide government position:

Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and immigrant rights activist, will serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. The committee advises the California Student Aid Commission on efforts to increase college access for California students from low-income or underserved communities.

Those “underserved communities” presumably feature people who are in the country illegally, like Lizbeth Mateo of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Señora Mateo barks that her fellow illegal aliens “remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made.” These decisions involve expropriating wealth from Americans to buy political support from foreign welfare colonists.

Stuart Varney and Martha McSally try and fail to make sense of California’s insanity:

On tips from Guy B and Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Mar 18 2018

Student Suspended for Not Walking Out of Class; Others Riot

The teenage activism organized by the ultraleft in the Parkland aftermath isn’t just permitted by school authorities; it isn’t just encouraged; it is mandatory:

An Ohio high school student said he tried to stay apolitical during the National Walkout Day over gun violence but was suspended for his choice to remain in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, going to study hall.

Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, said he didn’t want to take sides in the gun-control debate consuming the country. If he went outside for the walkout, he said, he would be supporting gun control. If he stayed in the common area of the school, he said, he would be seen as supporting gun violence and disrespecting the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla. High school shooting the month before.

So he sat in the classroom doing his homework. Now his family is receiving death threats, presumably from peace-loving tolerant progressives.

Today’s lesson is that educrats don’t permit fence-sitting. You are either with them or you are with the Constitution.

Woker students took advantage of the contrived walkouts to behave like this:

Shoppers and store employees were stunned by the destruction Wednesday morning at the Walmart in Chatham Market on the South Side.

Chicago police say it started when students at neighboring Simeon Career Academy were allowed to leave the school for 17 minutes to take part in the nationwide walkout to protest guns.

Police say between 40 and 60 of those students crossed the street and trashed parts of the store, knocking over product displays, yanking items off shelves, breaking packages and stealing small items like chips and candy.

Protesting the constitutional right of self-defense, protesting private property by trashing a Walmart — what’s the difference? It’s all moonbattery.

On tips from Guy B and Artflgdr.

Mar 18 2018

Ratting Out Racists: There’s an App for That

As noted earlier, soon any sort of speech or even nonverbal cues that could conceivably be construed as “racist” will be punishable by significant prison sentences in the rainbow utopia South Africa. The perpetually offended will want to exercise their expanded power over everyone else at every opportunity by ratting out the feloniously insensitive. They will be happy to hear that there is an app for that:

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has launched an app where people are able to report racism…

It’s called the Zimele Racism Reporting App.

Zimele, which means stand up, encourages its users to report any racist incident which has happened to them or another person.

For now, it is unclear what the antiracism app would actually accomplish.

Neeshan Balton, the executive director of the Kathrada Foundation added that once an incident has been reported on the app the foundation would, over time, have a team of people who could categorise the complaints and deal with those that are most urgent.

Some alleged victims of racism could be provided with lawyers.

It appears likely that these foundations are lavishly funded by the same liberal idiots in other countries who sanctimoniously bullied South Africa into its current state of affairs. Activities like the antiracism app are empty attempts to seem to be doing something with the money.

The app, however, will still be tested over time to determine whether or not changes should be made and what the app can provide.

One change that would make it more effective would be for the data to go directly to the police. Throwing racists into cages will give cops something to do while they are ignoring the epidemic of murdered white farmers.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 17 2018

Open Thread

In the meantime, the educated public continues to believe that Darwin has provided all the relevant answers by the magic formula of random mutations plus natural selection--quite unaware of the fact that random mutations turned out to be irrelevant and natural selection tautology. - Arthur Koestler

Mar 17 2018

Is Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day Cultural Appropriation?

Today many will enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day in the traditional inebriated manner, even if they are not Irish. College students can’t seem to figure out whether this constitutes cultural appropriation:

If they paid closer attention in their social justice classes, these students would know that cultural appropriation is like racism; it’s okay if you do it to white people. Otherwise, only whites would be allowed to use electricity, internal combustion engines, indoor plumbing, modern medicine, the Internet, airplanes, recorded music, et cetera. Irish are white (for the time being), so culturally appropriate away.

Mar 17 2018

French Baker Fined for Working Too Hard

In a country that has completely succumbed to moonbattery, hard work is not merely discouraged; it is forbidden:

A French baker was fined €3,000 (£2,650) for working too hard after he kept his bakery open seven days a week during the summer of 2017.

Cedric Vaivre, 41, broke the country’s labour rules by keeping the only bakery in the town of Lusigny-sur-Barse open to serve tourists.

The more people work, the more wealth is created for the government to expropriate. But that’s economics, which moonbats cannot grasp. They believe that wealth is a static pie that dropped from the sky, and people who work too hard will get more than their fair share.

On a tip from Steve T.

Mar 17 2018

Moonbats Enraged to Hear Men Are Taller Than Women

The Cult of Intersectionality requires of its devotees and of everyone else the rejection of objective reality — including even its more obvious features:

[Previously,] I wrote about a panel discussion that took place at Portland State University on the topic of intersectionality as a religion. That panel was actually a follow-up of sorts to another event at the school featuring ex-Google engineer James Damore. I knew about the earlier event but, until yesterday, I hadn’t seen this amazing moment that took place during that discussion. At the mention of a simple anatomical fact (men are on average taller than women) a group of SJW’s got up and stormed out, apparently damaging the sound system on the way to the lobby.

The speaker you’ll see here is biology professor Heather Heying, wife of professor Bret Weinstein. Both Heying and Weinstein left Evergreen State College as part of a settlement deal last year.

As readers will recall, Weinstein was driven out by a fascist mob for not agreeing that all white people should be periodically banished from the campus.

Heying was making a point about physiological differences between men and women. “Are men taller than women on average?” Heying asked rhetorically. She added, “Does anyone take offense at that fact?”

A group of offended moonbats promptly got up and stormed out, one of them grousing in the lobby that “Even the women in there have been brainwashed.”

Women who believe that men tend to be taller have been “brainwashed.” Only those who embrace liberal ideology in all of its absurdity think for themselves. Free-thinkers are required to believe that there is no difference between men and women except that men are bad, unless the men are women, in which case they must not be criticized in any way.

This is what countermoonbats are up against:

On a tip from TCS III.

Mar 16 2018

Open Thread

John F. Kennedy asked us what we could do for America. This Democratic Party asks what can government give you. Don't worry about paying the bill, it's on your kids and grandkids. - Artur Davis

Mar 16 2018

Kamala Harris: Armed Teachers Might Shoot Black Students

Maniacs target schools in part because they are less likely to encounter resistance in gun-free zones, so arming some teachers would help prevent school shootings. But there is a problem: teachers might shoot students of politically preferred pigmentation out of sheer racism. So says California Senator and presumed presidential candidate Kamala Harris:

The FBI has come in for a lot of criticism lately, but it must be said that Acting Deputy Director David Bowdich did a remarkable job of refraining from bursting into laughter at the staggering stupidity of Harris’ moonbat posturing. However, the country might be better off if he had given in to the natural urge, rather than treating her pernicious B.S. as if it constituted rational thought.

On a tip from Lyle.

Mar 16 2018

Kate Steinle’s Killer Sues for “Vindictive Prosecution”

Five-times-deported illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate got off with time served after killing Kate Steinle in front of an audience in San Francisco. Now he faces federal charges for being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm. His legal representation counterattacks by playing the illegal alien card:

[Garcia Zarate] is accusing the federal government of “vindictive prosecution and collusion” in its decision to pursue further charges against him. …

“The true federal interest in pursuing this prosecution is to punish and make an example out of Mr. Garcia-Zarate for his high-profile acquittal in state court,” the motion reads. “This prosecution seeks to demonstrate to any high-profile defendant, especially one that is an undocumented immigrant, that their successful exercise of due process rights will not be respected and will result in the heavy hammer of a federal prosecution.”

How dare they discriminate against an “undocumented” immigrant by expecting him to obey the law, as if he were a mere American citizen like Kate Steinle?

Discarding any semblance of seriousness, the suit alleges that the killer’s oppression is a consequence of collusion between the federal government and the State of California. California proclaims itself to be a “sanctuary state” that does not cooperate with the federal government on even basic matters regarding immigration enforcement. This stance on the part of local officials is why he was running around loose when he killed Kate Steinle, an ICE detainer request having been ignored.

Nonetheless, Garcia Zarate’s suit may succeed if it comes before a sufficiently liberal judge.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

Mar 16 2018

Volkswagen Forced to Employ Jihadist

By now we are all aware that the German government sides with expansionist Islam against regular Germans. What never ceases to amaze is how aggressively it does so:

Volkswagen has been ordered by a German court to reinstate a suspected Islamist militant it fired over fears he might launch a terrorist attack on the company.

Samir B., 30, worked as a tyre fitter at Volkswagen’s plant in Wolfsburg, 55miles east of Hanover, and was fired in 2016 after threatening co-workers and pledging to join ISIS in Syria.

His threats were credible:

Two of Samir B’s known associates had travelled to Syria in 2014 to join ISIS and were later killed fighting for the Islamist terrorist organisation.

Authorities confiscated his passport so that he couldn’t travel to Syria to fight for ISIS. Reportedly, he was involved in recruiting jihadists locally and told his coworkers they would “all die.” So naturally the government forces Volkswagen to employ him.

When searching for a single word to describe the ruling liberal elite, one of the first to come to mind after “depraved,” “treasonous,” and “tyrannical” is “arrogant.” This trait will be its downfall.

On a tip from Der Mueller Fuehrer.

Mar 16 2018

University of California: It Is Racist to Deny Being Racist

Worse than anything is to be a racist. Nothing a racist has to say has any merit, because racists are bad. Are you a racist? Careful how you answer, because if you deny being a racist, that means you are a racist:

An official University of California list of racist “microaggressions” asserts that saying “I’m not racist” is racist.

The university’s official website lists a variety of speech crimes, including complimenting people on how well they speak English, saying “America is a melting pot,” saying “America is the land of opportunity,” saying “There is only one race, the human race,” endorsing merit as a primary qualification, and even saying the words “American,” “normal,” “mothering,” “homosexual,” and “illegal alien.”

Using the phrase, “I’m not racist, I have several black friends” is also listed as an example of “racism”.

One day people will realize that if everything is racist, nothing is racist. The word will make them roll their eyes and laugh. That will be the day the thought police need to find a new leash.

On a tip from Guy B.

Mar 16 2018

Teacher Placed on Leave for Noticing Double Standard on Staged Student Walkouts

The media and the education establishment have advanced their shared agenda recently by egging on students to protest against our right to bear arms rather than attend class. The point is to portray these Astroturf protests as spontaneous expressions of the righteous rage of innocent youth. Actually, the protests were organized by the same professional ultraleft agitators who staged the pussy hat marches. Would educrats give students leave to cut classes for a cause that is not left-wing? A high school teacher in Rocklin, California who asked this question received a definitive answer when she was placed on administrative leave:

Julianne Benzel told CBS13 that she suspects she got in trouble for suggesting that schools administrators who condoned the student walkout might be practicing a double standard.

“And so I just kind of used the example which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time,” said Benzel. “[If] a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?”

Her students saw her point, and the discussion—which took place last week—was fruitful, according to Benzel. But on Wednesday, the teacher received a call that she had been placed on leave.

School officials confirmed that she was in hot water for her “communications regarding today’s student-led [yeah right] civic engagement activities.”

Pointing out that the emperor is naked is good for society, but not for your career if you work in education. You are not supposed to teach kids to think. You are supposed to teach them that if they dutifully regurgitate leftist dogma, they will receive a pat on the head and maybe even 15 minutes of fame like David Hogg.

On tips from Grumpy Cat and J.

Mar 16 2018

Moonbat Wants to Create Human-Chimpanzee Hybrid

The liberal establishment promotes miscegenation and chemosurgical transsexual transformations at every turn. But we have not reached peak political correctness. It can be pushed ever further:

In a long article adapted from a chapter in his forthcoming book, psychologist David Barash proposes that society should sanction the making of human-chimp hybrids. He refers to this new creature as a “humanzee” and says that “making it would be a terrific idea.”

The motive for wanting to create such a blasphemous horror is exactly what you would expect — pure moonbattery:

His main argument for pursuing the creation of a human-chimp hybrid is based on the belief that humans have an unwarranted belief that we are special creatures. As Barash puts it, “Moreover, I propose that the fundamental take-home message of such creation would be to drive a stake into the heart of that destructive disinformation campaign of discontinuity, of human hegemony over all other living things.”

Liberals opposed to American exceptionalism elected Barack Obama to bring down the USA a notch or two. Barash wants to do the same for the human race. After a race of humanzees has been created, the logical next step will be to bring down primates, then to bring down mammals, then to bring down vertebrates, then to bring down animals…

If you don’t like Barash’s plan, you must be a racist:

This argumentation claims that the dehumanization of others, what we call racism, is allowed because we’ve provided an empty space between the value of humans and the lesser value of animals. Close that gap, Barash believes, and racism will truly begin to be wiped out.

Best of all, from the progressive point of view, human-animal hybrids would make a mockery of the Bible.

The farther you go down the path of political correctness, the sicker it gets.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Mar 15 2018

Open Thread

I believe that the Welfare State redistributes poverty and reduces income. As Karl Kraus once said of psychoanalysis, the Welfare State is the disease which it purports to cure. - Arnold Kling

Mar 15 2018

Moonbat Contradictions

OAN’s Liz Wheeler could have gone on listing contradictions in moonbat rhetoric all night. She managed to get in quite a few in under 4 minutes:

Actually, moonbattery is only characterized by contradictions on the surface. Once you realize that nothing progressives bark can be taken at face value, you see that they are always quite consistent in supporting anything that is unhealthy, unholy, unfair, or unwise in support of destroying our culture and achieving more power.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Mar 15 2018

What Has Britain Become?

Computing Forever weighs in on the precipitous decline of formerly great Britain, which moonbattery has been reducing to a sad, authoritarian shadow of its former self at an alarming pace:

Even if the British had succumbed to the Nazis, there would still be such a thing as British culture. This is not true of succumbing to progressives.

On a tip from physicsnut.

Mar 15 2018

Google Puts the Squeeze on LifeSiteNews

LifeSiteNews has experienced the ire of the Ministry of Truth — a.k.a. Google:

Google, the world’s most popular internet tool, has removed revenue-generating ads from select LifeSiteNews reports after it deemed that some of the content on the pro-life and pro-family website violated Google standards.

Stories that were regarded as unacceptable by Google included a woman reporting on the sexual abuse she experienced growing up in an LGBT home, a piece featuring a baby born prematurely and looking conspicuously human, one with a video of another conspicuously human fetus still in the amniotic sac, and a story with no images of a baby born alive after an abortion failed.

Evidently, anything likely to tug heartstrings in a direction not to Google’s ultraleft liking is subject to ad restrictions.

These days it is difficult to get anywhere online without Google. The company is aware of its power and does not hesitate to exploit it to advance an ideology that is pernicious and depraved. This places an insalutary spin on the entire Internet.

On a tip from pro-life.

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