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Jul 31 2017

Open Thread


Via David Fischer.

Jul 31 2017

What’s Wrong With Socialism?

Anyone who doesn’t know what’s wrong with socialism has not been keeping up with what’s going on in Venezuela as it staggers toward civil war. Ami Horowitz offers a clue:

That’s how Bernie Sanders et al. want Americans to live. Then Bernie wouldn’t have to settle for only three houses.

On tips from Torcer.

Jul 31 2017

Naked Illegal Alien Panhandlers Run Amok in Times Square

This is how crazy New York City has become under moonbat rule:

Lewd and rude “desnudas” – naked female panhandlers – are harassing tourists in New York’s Times Square, but cops reportedly can’t arrest them “because most of them are illegal immigrants.”

The desnudas — a Spanish word meaning “naked” — are part of a Times Square assembly of popular costumed children’s characters and mostly-naked females hitting tourists up for money in the uber-popular New York City district. A law enforcement source told The New York Post that past proposals to license the often obnoxious street performers went nowhere because most of them are illegal immigrants and wouldn’t register anyway. Plus, City Hall, under Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, isn’t interested in going after illegals such as the desnudas, the source told The Post.

The city’s communist mayor likes to conserve resources for cracking down on American citizens engaged in economically productive activity.

Welcome to New York.

On a tip from CA.

Jul 31 2017

Eager to Impose Single-Payer on Whole Nation, Sanders Cannot Explain Why It Failed in His State

Thanks to back-stabbing left-wing “Republicans” like John McCain, it looks like we will not be stepping back from the ObamaCare debacle. Since the current situation is unsustainable, that could mean lurching forward instead — straight into the abyss of socialized medicine. Characteristically jumping at the most irresponsibly extreme position in favor of expanding Big Government, Bernie Sanders wants to take the plunge right now:

CNN’s Jake Tapper … asked Sanders if he will introduce single-payer, now that it appears as though Republicans will not repeal and replace Obamacare anytime in the near future. Sanders responded by saying, “absolutely, of course we are.”

But what about liberal states where the concept has already failed — like Sanders’ own Vermont?

The single-payer framework in Vermont would have imposed a double digit payroll tax on small businesses, as well as a 9.5 percent premium assessment on individuals. [Peter] Shumlin, who was not only the state’s Democratic governor, but also the chairman of the Democratic Governor’s Association, said this hike in taxes and premiums would be “detrimental to Vermonters.”

“These are simply not tax rates that I can responsibly support or urge the Legislature to pass. In my judgment, the potential economic disruption and risks would be too great to small businesses, working families and the state’s economy,” Shumlin said in December 2014, Politico reported.

Tapper also mentioned that single-payer recently fell on its face even in far-left California.

Tapper was referring to the fact that the California state Senate earlier this year passed single-payer legislation. The bill then went to the State Assembly, but the Democratic speaker of the Assembly, Rep. Anthony Rendon, lambasted the Senate’s attempt as “woefully incomplete.”

The parts they left out include how to control costs and how to pay for the costs.

“How do you make it national if you can’t even get it in Vermont and California?” the CNN host asked.

Sanders appeared — and sounded — extremely uncomfortable after Tapper asked the question.

Apparently, it had never occurred to him.

If the object were to provide healthcare, people like Sanders would give some thought to whether a single-payer system would actually work. But the real objective is to expand government as radically as possible.

Government is not the means; it is the end.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Torcer.

Jul 31 2017

Over 800 English Children Are Being Given Puberty-Blocking Drugs to Advance Transsexual Agenda

The big transsexual push by liberal social engineers is far worse than just nauseating. The Culture War produces very real casualties — among children:

More than 800 children in England – some as young as ten – are being given controversial drugs to help them change gender.

The NHS treatment, which halts the onset of adulthood, is aimed at young people who believe they are trapped in the wrong body.

Where would a child come by such a bizarre delusion? The establishment media aggressively helps foster it. No doubt so do P.C. parents eager to acquire a transsexual trophy child that they can brag about to their progressive friends.

NHS stands for National Health Service. Thanks to Britain’s socialized medicine, decent people are forced to finance crimes against decency.

Powerful monthly hormone injections stop the development of sex organs, breasts and body hair, making it easier for doctors to carry out sex-swap surgery later. …

The huge growth in the number of youngsters being prescribed the drugs came after the NHS scrapped the age limit in 2014, which was previously 16.

Now doctors can give the injections to children from the very early stages of puberty – meaning that in some cases, ten-year-olds are receiving them.

The purpose is to force children to commit to being transgender. Otherwise the vast majority pass through “gender dysphoria” like any other adolescent phase.

Stephanie Davies-Arai of Transgender Trend observes the obvious:

“These kids are not old enough to make life-changing decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives. It’s unethical to pursue this line of treatment with children who cannot possibly understand what they’re doing.”

If they could understand what they were doing, only the most intensely self-loathing would agree to it.

Puberty-suppression as an intervention for gender dysphoria has been accepted so rapidly by much of the medical community, apparently without scientific scrutiny, that there is reason to be concerned about the welfare of children who are receiving it.

There remains little evidence that puberty-suppression is reversible, safe, or effective for treating gender dysphoria.

There is also serious concern that the puberty-blocking drugs prevent healthy bone development. The treatments likely deny children any chance of living a normal, healthy life.

But that is a small price to pay for the self-righteous satisfaction progressive parents can provide themselves by sacrificing a child to their god, political correctness.

On a tip from The LIEberal Media.

Jul 31 2017

Tranny Moonbat: Confiscating Americans’ Guns Would Be “Uneventful”

Supremely creepy faux female Zinnia Jones says that going door to door confiscating Americans’ guns would be “surprisingly uneventful.” But I doubt he would want to try it himself:

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Western Rifle Shooters Associated.

Jul 31 2017

Illegal Alien Deported 20 Times Sexually Assaults 65-Year-Old Woman in Sanctuary City

When the government refuses to enforce the law, the law-abiding suffer — in this case a woman in Portland:

A man accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman’s home, sexually assaulting her and stealing her car was arrested after allegedly assaulting another woman and running from police.

Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was caught July 24 after officers chased him through a neighborhood.

According to court documents filed in March 2017, Martinez has a history of illegal entry into the United States. He has been a transient in the Portland area for more than a year and has been deported 20 times.

Twenty times. Any objective observer would have to ask who the hell has been running this country.

Martinez has at least five probation violations for re-entering the United States. His most recent removal was in November 2016, according to the March court documents.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer against Martinez, asking authorities to notify them before releasing Martinez to allow ICE to take him into custody. The Department of Homeland Security said a detainer was requested for Martinez in December 2016, but he was released into the community and authorities did not notify ICE.

That is because Portland is a sanctuary city. Too bad the innocent and law-abiding don’t get to have sanctuaries.

Earlier this year, Multnomah County leaders and Sheriff Mike Reese wrote a letter to the community saying, “The Sheriff’s Office does not hold people in county jails on ICE detainers or conduct any immigration enforcement actions.”

These moonbats are complicit in Martinez’s crimes and should be charged as accomplices.

The new charges Martinez is facing include first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery (two counts), second-degree assault, first-degree sex abuse, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary. …

Martinez threatened to kill the woman while he sexually assaulted her, according to the probable cause affidavit. Before he left, he punched her in the head several times and slammed her head onto a wood floor.

He also stole her phone and her Prius. If she was a liberal, like many Prius drivers and Portland residents, this experience ought to cure her.

Sergio Jose Martinez, wreaking the havoc Americans won’t wreak.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 30 2017

Open Thread


On tips from KirklesWorth, CA, and Frank.

Jul 30 2017

How and Why Planned Parenthood Circumvents Restriction on Partial Birth Abortion

Despite aggressive attempts to use government force to silence it, Center for Medical Progress continues to expose the insolent wickedness of lavishly taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood:

A new video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) shows a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how a “checkbox” allows abortionists to declare their compliance with the law banning partial-birth abortion and then do the procedure as they wish.

Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, explained to CMP investigators posing as fetal tissue buyers the standard practice of abortionists who don’t use digoxin to stop a baby’s heart in the womb before extracting it.

Putting the baby out of his/her misery with digoxin negatively affects the salability of harvested body parts, so Planned Parenthood prefers the brutal form of infanticide known as partial birth abortion, even though it is illegal.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Jul 30 2017

Moonbat Denounces Intelligence as “Cognitive Privilege”

The liberal goal is to eradicate inequality. The enemy of equality is success. That is why Caucasians and wealthy people are demonized as “privileged”; both are associated with success. Since liberals are always concerned with root causes, they have begun to move beyond race and class hatred to get at the sources of success. Among them is intelligence — which now stands officially denounced as a privilege:

The University of Iowa’s student newspaper has announced the discovery of a special privilege which intelligent people acquire as an accident of birth. This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege.

The Daily Iowan revealed the discovery of this new privilege earlier this week.

Garden-variety white privilege “is an important topic that deserves a public discussion,” the op-ed on “cognitive privilege” explains, but it is also “prudent to at least mention the wider concept contained therein: that of privilege itself.”

Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through accident of birth” …

“Thus, the accident of having been born smart enough to be able to be successful is a great benefit that you did absolutely nothing to earn. Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.”

Yet being a pervert warrants ostentatious pride according to liberals, who also hold that we have no influence over our own sexual behavior because we are “born that way.”

Once again, we see that liberal ideology is depraved, pernicious, and a steaming load of crap. If its proponents continue to accumulate power, we will soon have Affirmative Action explicitly for mental defectives. Why should only people privileged to have high IQs get to be brain surgeons?

In utopia, there will be no more cognitive privilege.

On a tip from Dan F.

Jul 30 2017

Austin Mayor Tries to Recruit Transsexuals for the Police

Because of its loony-left politics, Austin has been known as “Moscow on the Colorado.” Maybe that should be changed to San Francisco on the Colorado, in light of the mayor’s invitation for any Bradley Manning types who might get forced out of the military to come join the Austin Police Department:

In the first of a series of three tweets, Mayor Steve Adler said, “If you’re qualified to keep our country safe you’re qualified to keep Austin safe. Transgender Americans are welcome on our police force.” … He also tweeted out a link to the application website for Austin Police Department: “If you get kicked out of the service because you’re transgender, please apply to join our police force.”

Keep Austin weird,” bark the moonbats. A transsexualized police force ought to help.

Steve Adler doing his part to keep Austin weird.

On a tip from Lyle.

Jul 30 2017

Charlie Kirk Crushes Socialism With One Question

Do you trust the government? If not, why would you want it to become still more powerful and intrusive? If so, how did you manage to get your shoes on the right feet? Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk offers an unassailable argument:

On a tip from Torcer.

Jul 29 2017

Open Thread

more government

Via Official Tea Party USA.

Jul 29 2017

Socialism Does Not Advance Its Own Objectives

As the great Milton Friedman observed long ago, socialism does not advance its own supposed objectives regarding equality and social justice:

That was before the current nightmare began to unfold in socialist Venezuela, where only those in power or with connections are getting enough to eat. Already Friedman had seen the same tragedy play out repeatedly.

At this point in history, you cannot be a socialist without being laughably ignorant, frighteningly malevolent, or both.

On a tip from Torcer.

Jul 29 2017

Paul Joseph Watson Versus Mr. Potatohead

P.J. Watson took flak for guffawing at the BBC’s appalling attempt to rewrite history by portraying Roman Britain as populated largely by Africans. Take cover, moonbats; he fires back:

On a tip from Physicsnut.

Jul 29 2017

When Is Diversity Not P.C.?

There is one time when it is not P.C. to grossly overrepresent the black population or even to include blacks: when you are pretending to save the planet from the imaginary global warming hoax while trying to persuade disfavored people not to reproduce:

As noted earlier, the Guardian’s ham-handedness offers some insight into the Left’s agenda:

liberal agenda

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Jul 29 2017

Chuck Schumer Reveals That Founding Fathers Were Commies

If the Devil can cite scripture for his purpose, then Chuck Schumer can reference the Founding Fathers while calling for Big Government to continue closing its fist on healthcare:

The Founders would have regarded ObamaCare as sufficient cause for revolt. To prevent such tyranny, they devised a system that limits the federal government to specifically designated powers. Those powers obviously do not include forcing people to buy healthcare coverage that they don’t have any use for.

On a tip from Torcer.

Jul 29 2017

Reimagining Education Conference Helps K-12 Teachers Combat Whiteness

In the olden days, educators combatted ignorance. Now they combat whiteness:

The “Reimagining Education Summer Institute” conference, organized by Columbia University’s Teachers College, was held in mid-July and concentrated on “opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools,” according to its website.

This is to be accomplished by eradicating whiteness.

It is no coincidence that after the Frankfurt School fled Europe, it reestablished itself in New York and became affiliated with this same Columbia University. From this base, it spread the poison of cultural Marxism throughout academia and from there into the general society that it explicitly wanted to destroy.

Most of the 300 participants at the conference were K-12 teachers and principals. They came away with new insight into how to brainwash kids of all races to despise whites and the civilization they created.

One presentation, called “Whiteness in schools,” provided “a history of Whiteness, and will invite participants into a discussion of how Whiteness and White culture shapes what happens in schools,” according to a description.

One workshop discussed “3 ways to face white privilege in the classroom.” Presented by Teachers College postdoctoral fellow Jamila Lyiscott, a summary of the workshop states it included “activities and critical dialogue around White privilege to connect personal responsibility to pedagogical possibilities for the classroom.”

And a workshop on “Teaching for Social Justice” sought to challenge colonialist and racist pedagogies.

“We will challenge Eurocentric pedagogical approaches that not only under-prepare students for the realities of our increasingly multiethnic, multilingual, globalized society, but are also rooted in colonial and racist ideologies that stifle the voices, identities, and realities of students of color,” a description states.

Watch this video, found on the About Us page at Reimaging Education’s website, and weep for the future:

Meet the moonbats who teach the teachers.

On tips from Stormfax and J.

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