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Sep 14 2019

Open Thread

The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. - Alex Kozinski

On a tip from DM.

Sep 13 2019

Open Thread

Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism. - Catharine MacKinnon

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Sep 13 2019

Moonbats: Lower the Voting Age to Birth

No matter how far they push the absurdity, they will push it further still. Democrats have figured out that we are all born whiny, entitled, dependent leftists, and only become conservative as we mature. So they want to lower the voting age to 16, to enfranchise the Tide Pod crowd. If they get their way, will they be satisfied? Hardly. As predicted here years ago, moonbats now want the voting age lowered to infancy.

From Vox:

The United States should consider eradicating the voting age entirely and letting every American citizen who can successfully fill out a ballot be counted in our local, state, and national elections (and yes, this goes for felons too).

My colleague Matt Yglesias made the case for this four years ago. Since then, it’s only become more apparent that our current system is failing kids — and that they’re competent to fight for a better one.

Predictably, the main argument leans heavily on the ideological base of progressivism, Cultural Marxism — which the author unwittingly undermines through reductio ad absurdum.

American democracy got off to a rough start. At first, the vote was only extended to white land-owning men.

Due to the rough start, in our early days we had to make do with presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

The franchise has been massively expanded. Now look what wonderful presidents we elect.

If expanding the franchise a lot is good, expanding it even more must be even better. Hey kids, how about President Miley Cyrus? No doubt that would work for the children at Vox.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 12 2019

Open Thread

Let's get rid of all the economic (expletive) this country represents! Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win! - Chrissie Hynde
Sep 12 2019

New iPhone Oppresses Victims of Trypophobia

In a politically correct society, to have a defect is to have power over others. This incentivizes people to come forth with defects we never would have imagined. A new iPhone has three lenses. This oppresses those blessed with a defect called trypophobia, which is defined at Healthline as “a fear or disgust of closely-packed holes.”

Via Greenwich Time:

[S]elf-described sufferers and some researchers claim the images can evoke a strong emotional response and induce itching, goose bumps, and even nausea and vomiting.

Apple’s lawyers had better brace themselves for a wave of lawsuits by people claiming the phones cause itching and vomiting.

Alternatively, Apple may drop the three lenses in the future. Better that costumers should make due with inferior cameras than people indulging in a defect feel themselves to be oppressed.

On tips from Stormfax and Bluto.

Sep 10 2019

Open Thread

Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. - George W. Bush
Sep 09 2019

Open Thread

Homosexuality is not 'normal' On the contrary it is a challenge to the norm...Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction...No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous...homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait. - Camille Paglia
Sep 08 2019

Open Thread

Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities. - Voltaire

On a tip from Marty Riggs.

Sep 07 2019

Open Thread

We have entered a new phase of culture - we may call it the Age of the Cinema - in which the most amazing perfection of scientific technique is being devoted to purely ephemeral objects, without any consideration of their ultimate justification. It seems as though a new society was arising which will acknowledge no hierarchy of values, no intellectual authority, and no social or religious tradition, but which will live for the moment in a chaos of pure sensation. - Christopher Dawson
Sep 06 2019

Open Thread

One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can`t be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak to a world in which it can`t be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong. - Christopher Caldwell
Sep 05 2019

Open Thread

Individualism regards man - every man - as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful co-existence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights - and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members. - Ayn Rand
Sep 03 2019

Open Thread

The use of force is easy to rationalize in terms of basic economics. 'We should make them PAY for what they've done!' It's just the law of demand: raise the price of crossing us, and fewer people will cross us. Make the price another Hiroshima, and perhaps the quantity demanded will fall to zero. - Bryan Caplan

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