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Dec 12 2018

Open Thread

Parents should watch what their children watch and not use TV as a babysitter. If a show is objectionable they should turn it OFF. They should write the president of the network and tell him they are never going to watch that program again and why. - Bill Bixby

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Dec 12 2018

Why Dems Changed on Mass Immigration

Democrats were not always wrong about everything. They used to have the good sense to oppose mass immigration. Progressive icon Cesar Chavez was particularly hostile toward illegal aliens.

No Democrat sincerely opposes mass immigration now, or is the least serious about enforcing immigration law. Here’s why:

1. There are at least 22 million illegal aliens living in the USA.
2. Dems plan to give them all citizenship.
3. The overwhelming majority of immigrants vote Democrat.
4. The biggest presidential differential ever was 17 million votes.

These four points add up to California-style single-party Democrat rule for the rest of our lives.

Tucker Carlson does the math:

So what if the Democrat plan alters demographics to the point that America no longer exists in any meaningful sense? The Third World, government-dependent country that replaces it will lack our heritage of liberty and be easier to rule.

This is why supporting today’s Democrats is not merely foolish; it is treasonous.

On a tip from Dan F.

Dec 12 2018

Stossel’s Stocking Stuffers

Still shopping for Christmas? These stocking stuffers are recommended for anyone whose mind is open to countermoonbattery:

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. von Hayek
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
Give Me a Break by John Stossel
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton Folsom Jr
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman

John Stossel makes the case for putting them on your shopping list — and your personal reading list:

Buy them while you can. Don’t assume that these books will always be legal. Big demographic changes are going to bring big political changes.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 12 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls John Kelly a Coward

What she lacks in brains and benevolence, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not make up in class. The witless Marxist virago shrieks that outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is a coward:

Kelly had a very public clash with [ludicrous fur cowboy hat–wearing congresscritter Frederica] Wilson when the congresswoman used the death of an American soldier to criticize President Trump while later celebrating that the incident had made her “a rock star.”

Another congresscretin of color jumped in:

Rep. Barbara Lee shared a Washington Post article on Kelly which very briefly states, without evidence, that “Kelly falsely attacked Rep. Frederica S. Wilson.”

Then the bartender become congresscommie elect joined the fray:

Being called a coward must be a first for Kelly, who enlisted in the Marines during the Vietnam War and worked his way up to four-star General.

He has earned numerous awards, including the Navy Presidential Unit Citation, a Legion of Merit w/ Gold Star with Combat “V,” and Defense Superior Service Medal.

Kelly is also a Gold Star father.

For her part, Alexandria risked cutting her finger while slicing limes for cocktails.

On a tip from Jack Bauer.

Dec 12 2018

Pelosi: Talking to POTUS = Getting Peed On by a Skunk

It wasn’t long ago that we were to told we must respect the office of the presidency, even if we found it impossible to respect Obama himself. The Speaker of House for much of this period — third in line to the presidency — was Nancy Pelosi. This story demonstrates how much respect she has for the presidency now:

Pelosi reportedly questioned President Trump’s “manhood” in a series of pointed closed-door comments with fellow Democrats on Tuesday, following her on-camera sparring with the president over border wall funding.

Snarled Pelosi,

“It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing.”

Here’s how she described the meeting yesterday between herself, Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and VP Mike Pence:

“It goes to show you: You get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”

That is, she equates consulting with the President about a crucial matter of national security with getting urinated on by a skunk. Shortly she will be Speaker of the House again.

The good news is that Trump showed no indication of getting along with Pelosi and Schumer. That would be truly alarming.

On tips from Varla and Bluto.

Dec 12 2018

Migrant Caravan Turns to Extortion

Invading the USA so as to force its citizens to support them has worked out splendidly for some members of the migrant caravan, but not others, due to at least part of the border being defended. Some have turned to a less ambitious tactic for helping themselves to the wealth generated by American taxpayers — extortion:

Two groups of migrants from Central America marched to the American consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, yesterday, with a list of demands to the Trump administration.

One of them asked the American president to either let them in the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said.

Give me $50,000 or I’ll sit here in my own filth and disease, helpless and wretched while the liberal media exploits me. I may even sneak into your country. Of course, I might do that anyway. Fifty grand would pay for a top notch coyote with money to spare.

Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the $50,000 figure is not a very big sum.

‘It may seem like a lot of money to you,’ he said.

‘But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.’

It is doubtful that the USA has ever stolen a penny from Honduras. On the contrary, it steals money from its own citizens to give to Honduras. Our federal government bestows upon this hostile hellhole over $100 million per year of our money.

But according to progressive dogma, if you generate wealth and someone else does not, you have stolen the wealth you generated from the person who did not generate it. Leftists use this insane notion to justify the thievery that is the foundation of their ideology.

The caravan migrants also asked the US to remove Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez from office.

One reason Hondurans are so miserable is that they cannot govern themselves. That’s how we know the ones who make it across the border will vote for Democrats.

Surprisingly, they did not think to demand that we pave the streets of Honduras with gold.

The group gave the US consulate 72 hours to respond to their letter.

Hurry up consulate, the clock is ticking!

Paying them $50,000 apiece to shuffle back to their own slums instead of infesting ours would be insane, but not as crazy as letting them in. The average illegal alien family member costs US taxpayers an estimated $8,075 per year.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

Dec 12 2018

What Passes for Justice in Malmö

What would it take for authorities in Malmö, Sweden to side unambivalently with regular citizens against criminal scum? More than invading a home and sticking a gun in a 7-year-old’s mouth:

The 45-year-old burglar broke into a flat in Malmö. He was confronted by the family who lives there, whereupon he grabbed one of the children, a 7-year-old. He then allegedly put his gun in the boy’s mouth.

When the child’s grandmother saw this, she screamed and managed to snatch the child. Then the boy’s father came into the room…

Good thing it was the father and not a Swedish police officer.

The father “flipped out” and hit the gunman so hard that he lost consciousness and suffered severe head injury…

Then the cops came and threw the father in jail for aggravated assault.

On the bright side, they arrested the burglar too, even though it turned out to be a CO2 gun. Malmö has been colonized by the dregs of the Islamic world to the point that it is infamous for its no-go zones, and there is no mention of ethnicity in the report, so I assumed the burglar is a “refugee.” But maybe not.

On tips from Sean C and ABC of the ANC.

Dec 12 2018

Not Noticing France, Trudeau Pushes Ahead with Greedy Envirotyranny

Justin Trudeau apparently learned nothing from the humiliating setback suffered by his fellow elitist climate poseur Emmanuel Macron; let’s hope Canadians learned something from the Gilets Jaunes.

As France literally burns from weeks-long protesting over French President Emmanuel Macron’s now-abandoned fuel tax, Trudeau is sticking to his Climate Change initiative, which conservative critics say is already crippling Canadian businesses and squeezing the middle class.

Under Trudeau’s plan, according to The Washington Times, a national price on carbon emissions of $7.5 a ton will be increased to $37.50 by 2022. By April, a carbon tax will be implemented across the nation, despite fiery opposition from at least four provinces.

Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Katherine McKenna barks that the tax is justified on the grounds that carbon dioxide — an essential element of the atmosphere that makes the crops grow and that is a byproduct of all productive activity — is now a pollutant according to leftist dogma. Higher taxes will mean less of the productive activity that results in this harmless “pollutant.”

According to politically driven global warming theory, this will result in colder weather. Just what they need up there.

Already Trudeau is trying to mollify Canadians:

As reported by The New York Times, Trudeau’s government, looking to quell preemptive outrage, says they’ll “rebate the money it collects, much of it from industry rather than individuals, to taxpayers.”

Don’t worry, Canadians. The money will be confiscated from other Canadians, not you.

Trudeau is gambling that a significant percentage of the population does not understand that taxing an industry actually means taxing everyone who uses the product of that industry.

This tyrannical idiocy will have economic consequences. In turn, it ought to have political consequences, as in France.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 12 2018

Minneapolis ID Cards Will Facilitate Being an Illegal Alien

Never in the history of humanity has a nation bent over backward so obsequiously to facilitate its own conquest. The Somali colony New Mogadishu — previously known as Minneapolis — is moving forward with a plan to provide unlawful immigrants with ID cards to make their illegal presence here more hassle-free.

The program presents a new kind of ID for Minneapolis residents who do not have the U.S. government-issued identification that is often required by banks, hospitals or landlords. Although open to any resident over 13, the program would benefit undocumented immigrants…

…which is the point. What bureaurat would lift a finger to benefit American citizens in this day and age?

There is one potential flaw:

Ward 6 Council member Abdi Warsame said while he supports the measure … he worries making the information public will lead to immigration officials targeting immigrants who enroll in the program.

Even now, immigration law is still sporadically enforced in some areas.

No worries,

Ward 2 Council member Cam Gordon said the City is working on several solutions to the data problem.

Minneapolis is not the first city to venture this far into treasonous lunacy.

Other major cities including New York, San Francisco and Detroit have already implemented similar programs.

Guess who gets to pay for the colonists’ new ID cards? That’s right, the colonized:

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also allocated $200,000 toward the program in his proposed budget.

Think how bad things must be in France, where the public actually got angry enough to push back.

On a tip from Chris Black.

Dec 11 2018

Open Thread

A great deal of our ratings on the morning news are people who died during the night with their TV on. - Bob Schieffer
Dec 11 2018

Stasi Is Alive and Well

Some believe that West Germany absorbed East Germany to form the united nation Germans have today. Actually, it may have worked the other way around, to judge by the Stasi tactics used to impose leftist ideology.

Readers may recall the new booklet that helps daycare workers identify children whose parents might be thought criminals on the basis of warning signs such as little girls wearing traditional braids. The foreword was written by former East German Franziska Giffey, who is current Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth. The booklet itself is a product of the explicitly leftist Amadeu Antonio Foundation, whose chairmoonbat Anetta Kahane was literally employed as a Stasi spy. Taxpayer money funds this stuff.

More from Germany:

In related news, Gilet Jaune protests have spread to Germany. Where people are aware that their government is against them, these protests will find fertile ground. Americans have good reason to wear yellow vests too.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Dec 11 2018

No Regulation Without Representation

The omnipresent and crushingly powerful administrative state imposes regulation without representation. This runs counter to the purpose of America and has got to be reversed. Columbia law professor Philip Hamburger explains:

Dec 11 2018

Sexist Wage Gap Again Shown to Be a Lie

Authoritarian leftists continue to shriek that America is sexist because of the wage gap between men and women. Only a government so omnipotent and omnipresent that it dictates each person’s income can rectify this outrage against equity. The hysterical totalitarians at NBC have amped up the propaganda to the point that women are now said to be underpaid by 51%.

We are led to assume that the discrepant wages are for the same work. Not true:

[T]he commonly reported figure—that a woman earns 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man—is derived by taking the total annual earnings of men in the American economy in a given year and dividing that by the number of male workers. This gives you the average annual earnings of an American man. Then you do the same thing but for women. The average annual women’s earnings come in at about 80 percent of the average annual man’s earnings.

There’s your wage gap. However,

It ignores the fact that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017, men worked an average of 8.05 hours in an average day compared to 7.24 hours for women.

Still more deceptively, the stats brandished by progressives do not take into account the type of work performed.

BLS data shows that, in 2017, 94 percent of child day care services workers were female, the highest percentage of any category, and that the mean annual wage of childcare workers was $23,760. By contrast, just 2.9 percent of workers in logging were women, the lowest share of any category, and the mean annual wage here was $42,310.

Does anyone other than a barking moonbat really believe that watching kids play warrants the same pay as grueling and dangerous labor?

Propagandists stretch the stats further into falsehood by lumping part time and full time workers together.

A new Harvard study attempted to produce more relevant data by comparing relative earnings for the same job at the same place — the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Men are paid more there, but why?

Turns out it is because men take less leave and work more overtime hours. The male chauvinist pigs!

Parenthood turns out to be an important factor. Fathers were more likely than childless men to want the extra cash from overtime, and mothers were more likely to want time off than childless women.

Feminist ideology always comes up against its sworn enemies: the family and the crucial urge to procreate.

The gender wage gap is a hoax. It has been illegal to pay men and women differently for the same work since the 1963 Equal Pay Act. But crises are very enabling for power-hungry liberals, especially crises that don’t actually exist.

Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm.

Dec 11 2018

158 Million Want to Migrate to USA

Batten down the hatches; the tsunami of Third World colonization has been rising steeply and will get still worse unless Americans quickly find a way to force their government to act in their interests. A Gallup poll found that 158 million people want to migrate to the USA.

These people will not be arriving from successful cultures, but from dysfunctional hellholes. Countries where more than half the population wants to migrate include Sierra Leone, Liberia, Haiti, Muslim Albania, and El Salvador. Their sheer numbers, accompanied by democracy, will allow the migrants to quickly remake their new home in the image of their old one. As Venezuela makes so obvious, hellholes are not hellholes because they lack resources; they are hellholes because of the people who live in them.

On a tip from Bluto.

Dec 11 2018

Progressive Theology: Destroying Christianity From Within

Did you think it was outrageous when a literally Satanic college professor accused God of sexual misconduct? That was nothing compared to the blasphemy you can hear right in church. The Reverend Rick Mawson, an 83-year-old retired United Church of Christ minister who currently leads a First Congregational Church class on progressive theology, barks that it is primitive, shameful, and offensive to believe that Jesus died for our sins. He outmoonbats even the nutty Satanist professor with the proclamation that God is a “bloodthirsty child abuser.” Seriously:

“Substitutionary atonement” is the commonly held, yet theologically primitive, shameful idea that God required the humiliating sacrificial death of his only son Jesus to pay the restitution price for the sins of all humanity, by suffering punishment on our behalf, so that we may ultimately be reunited with the Source of our Being. Think about the implications of that assertion. It presents the Creator, who loved us into being, as judgmentally incapable of forgiveness and a bloodthirsty child abuser. That limited view of the Divine does not make sense to me and is offensive.

If Christianity could be destroyed by force, the pre-Constantine Roman Emperors or Joseph Stalin would have managed it. Moonbats have had better luck destroying it from within.

On a tip from Steve T.

Dec 11 2018

North Dakota Outproduces Venezuela

It takes more than resources to make a wealthy country. Most important is a culture that allows resources to be exploited. Such a culture has the character to resist leftism. For example, Venezuela floats on a lake of oil, yet the state of North Dakota produces more oil:

Venezuela, by some measures home to the world’s largest crude reserves, saw oil output drop in September to a four-decade low of 1.17 million barrels. The same month saw North Dakota, owner of the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels, produce a record of nearly 1.3 million barrels.

Meanwhile, the socialism they succumbed to forces Venezuelans to eat pets and zoo animals.

Imagine the wealth that would be produced if Venezuela were populated by North Dakotans.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Dec 11 2018

The Gilets Jaunes and Our Open Border

Looks like the Gilets Jaunes figured something out. No matter who they vote for, the government will be hostile to their interests. So they took to the streets. Before long, Emmanuel Macron caved:

Macron took action Monday to put cash in the pockets of everyday French citizens as he confronted the violent anti-government street demonstrations that have posed the stiffest challenge to his presidency.

Striking a contrite tone, Macron promised tax cuts, in addition to the suspension of the new global warming gas tax that set off the uprising.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic,

The continuing rise of illegal immigration at the southern border indicates that Fiscal Year 2019 will see the biggest boom of illegal immigration in more than a decade, according to Princeton Researcher Steven Kopits.

In total, Kopits projects that there will be more than 600,000 border crossings next year — a level of illegal immigration that the country has not seen since Fiscal Year 2008, when total southwest border apprehensions exceeded 705,000.

Trump was elected because many believed his promises that he would do something about illegal immigration while we still have a country.

It doesn’t matter who you vote for in Europe; you will get the same crap sandwich regardless. The same appears to be true in the USA.

At the same time of the rising illegal immigration totals, the U.S. is continuing to admit more than a million legal immigrants every year to take American jobs.

What does it take to put a stop to this?

On tips from Varla and 1-Bodhisattva.

Dec 11 2018

Hulking Transsexual Helps Destroy Women’s Sports

Stick a fork in women’s sports; they are about done. Soon they will be dead of the sickness that is the transsexual agenda:

Standing at six-foot-two and weighing-in at 220 pounds, male-to-female transgender handballer Hannah Mouncey is dominating at the women’s Asian Championships in Japan.

Of course he is. He used to play for the Australian men’s handball team. Competition is significantly easier to overcome when playing against women, most of whom he could throw across the court with one hand. This is because in the real world outside the bubble of twisted liberal dogma, men are men, women are women, and there are physical differences between them.

Mouncey also wanted to play in the Australian Football League Women’s, but for once common sense prevailed. Mouncey raged that it was “body shaming” (a thought crime) to exclude him from the league due to his weight, height, and testosterone level.

No doubt it is only a matter of time before the likes of Mouncey are allowed to play in every women’s league, resulting in severe injuries followed by the end of organized women’s sports.

What do freaks like Mouncey get out of denying women their own athletic leagues? Maybe he is so insane that he literally believes that saying he is a woman makes him a woman — although it is hard to believe someone who takes liberal ideology for literal truth could function outside of a lunatic asylum.

Another possibility is that male athletes who destroy women’s sports with their transsexual bullying do it to advance the LGBT agenda by engendering resentment. Privileged minority groups like transsexuals scream at the top of their lungs that people hate them because being hated by regular Americans is the ultimate status symbol in the perverse realm of Cultural Marxism. The more they are hated, they higher their position in the politically correct caste system, and the more leverage they have to impose their will in a world mostly run by liberals. That is why LGBT militants might go out of their way to give people reason to dislike them, as Mouncey has done.

The video below offers an indication of how much of an advantage it is to be a man when playing women’s handball:

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Now the End Begins.

Dec 10 2018

Open Thread

I don't regret setting bombs. - Bill Ayers
Dec 10 2018

The Ultimate Politically Correct Family

Nothing could be more politically correct. Nathan Levitt and her “husband” both identify as transgender men. That is, they are deranged women who have subjected themselves to grotesque pharmaceutical and presumably surgical freakification to help reinforce the delusion that they are men. More horrific still is that they are raising a child who will be denied a normal upbringing:

It seems likely that Zo will undergo subtle pressure to identify with whichever gender he/she is not. Then hormones will be used starting at a young age to prevent normal physical development. Zo’s home environment will prevent normal psychiatric development.

This is what social engineers in the media and education are trying to transform the American family into.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 10 2018

South African MP: “Your Time Is Up, White People”

As South Africa moves forward with alteration of its constitution to allow confiscation of property from whites without compensation, Member of Parliament Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi shouts, “Your time is up, white people.”

Time was up for the people who settled the land and built South Africa into a First World nation the moment they turned it over to be looted to death by Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress.

Now the ANC is scrambling to keep pace with Mkhaliphi’s still more radical Economic Freedom Fighters. Time will soon be up for anyone in South Africa who appreciates having a food supply sufficient to feed the country.

In light of Africa’s exploding population and massive immigration to the West, let’s hope someone is learning from this. Recall Joe Biden’s enthusiastic prediction that whites will soon be a minority in the USA. A white minority will not be treated any better in the USA or Europe than in South Africa.

If we fail to close the immigration floodgates and to keep leftists from power, South Africa is blazing a trail to utter ruin that other nations will follow.

Black Pigeon Speaks weighs in:

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva, Lyle, and R F.

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