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Mar 04 2018

Open Thread

To seek to keep the established constitution unchanged argues a good citizen and a good man. - Augustus



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  1. Bodhisattva says:

    ‘​To every Hollywood phony’: NRA posts​ ‘Time’s Up’-inspired ad targeting celebs amid Oscars

    http://www.wbaltv.com/article/to-every-hollywood-phony-nra-posts-times-up-inspired-ad-targeting-celebs-amid-oscars/19080074

    National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch promoted her new television show with a controversial message on Twitter on Sunday.

    In a video, Loesch stands in front of a black background as dramatic Western music plays. She calls out “every lying member of the media,” “every Hollywood phony,” and “the role-model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents.”

    She tells them, “Your time is running out.”

    Loesch then flips an hourglass and text on screen teases her forthcoming show on NRA TV.

  2. Bodhisattva says:

    Indonesia publicly caned two Christians in a rare case of non-Muslims punished under sharia law.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/03/02/indonesian-christians-flogged-outside-mosque-for-violating-sharia-law.html

    The two Indonesian Christians – Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45 – were whipped six and seven times respectively by a masked man wearing a robe, as a crowd of 300 ridiculed and took pictures of them outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.

    Yeah, that’s the same Banda Aceh that suffered God’s wrath, much worse than a little flogging:

    http://photos1.blogger.com/img/276/1388/640/BandaAcehCity-BeforeAfter.jpg

    http://indonesiantravelbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Banda-Aceh-tsunami.jpg

    http://www.bricoleurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/banda_aceh_after.jpg

    Perhaps they should change their evil ways…

  3. Bodhisattva says:

    Today’s moonbats are getting dumber:

    More millennials reported losing money to scam in 2017 than senior citizens

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-millennials-reported-losing-money-to-scams-in-2017-than-senior-citizens-2018-03-02#false

    Forget the cliché of the vulnerable senior citizen falling victim to scammers — a larger share of young people reported that they lost money to fraud than older individuals did in 2017.

    Among consumers ages 20 to 29, 40% of those who made fraud complaints to the Federal Trade Commission lost money, compared with just 18% of those who were ages 70 and older, according to an annual report from the federal agency released Thursday.

    The report examined consumer complaints made to the FTC in 2017. Roughly 2.68 million consumers complained to the Federal Trade Commission about fraud in 2017, down from 2.98 million people the year prior. The largest share of complaints overall came from people between the ages of 60 and 69 — this group represented 19% of the reports the FTC received last year.

    Research has shown that younger consumers might actually be more vulnerable to scams. Although the popular image of a fraud victim is someone who’s less educated or older, in fact the opposite is often true. People between the ages of 25 and 34 were the most likely to lose money to fraud, according to a 2016 study from the Better Business Bureau. And more than half of those who suffered a fraud-related financial loss had a college degree.

  4. Bodhisattva says:

    Best be ready if they try to come for me:

    Play titled ‘Kill Climate Deniers’ launches theatrical run

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/1/kill-climate-deniers-play-launches-theatrical-run/

    But then again, I’m a climate realist. They’re the deniers.

    The play was commissioned in 2014 with a $19,000 grant from the Australian government, but its first staging was shut down following a backlash led by conservative Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt.

    “How does the ACT Government justify spending taxpayers’ money on a theatre work entitled ‘Kill Climate Deniers’?” asked Mr. Bolt in a column dated Sept. 30, 2014. “What sane Government donates to a project urging others to kill fellow citizens, even as a ‘joke’? Are these people mad?”

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    LIFE IMITATES ART

    ART:
    Children of Men is a 2006 British-American dystopian thriller film that takes place in 2027, where two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse.

    The world’s youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction.

    LIFE:

    Men’s Sperm Counts Are Dropping, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/men-apos-sperm-counts-dropping-074720787.html

    The topic of overpopulation has been much discussed over the past few decades, but what if the real issue is a severe decline in population?

    It sounds like something straight out of a dystopian nightmare, but new research shows sperm counts are drastically dropping across the Western world.

    Researchers from Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem announced this week that sperm count in men residing in developed countries has dropped by a whopping 50 percent over the past 40 years. They claim this alarming trend could potentially result in a decline in male health, fertility and possibly even extinction if the trend doesn’t turn around.

    “This study is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp ongoing drop in sperm count,” explained study co-author Hagai Levine.

    After data was collected from 185 studies looking at sperm count and concentration in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand from 1973 to 2011, researchers found that total sperm count declined by 59.3 percent and sperm concentration declined by 52.4 percent.

    Data from men in South America, Asia and Africa were also examined, however, no serious decline was detected. Researchers did note that not as many studies have been conducted in these regions.

    Researchers didn’t look into reasons why the drop in sperm count occurred, but noted that the phenomenon has been previously linked to factors ranging from exposure to chemicals and pesticides to lifestyle choices, including smoking, obesity and stress. They are worried that if things keep heading in this direction, the human race could be doomed.

    While it’s not causing infertility per se, they left out people who choose LGBT lifestyles. That reduces the population as well.

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    Moonbats walking into walls:

    https://gizmodo.com/here-are-911-transcripts-of-some-of-the-times-apple-emp-1823486283

    Here Are 911 Transcripts of Some of the Times Apple Employees Walked Directly Into Glass Walls

    Last month, reports emerged that Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California—which hosts roughly 13,000 employees behind around 3,000 giant panes of glass—had resulted in the company’s employees repeatedly injuring themselves by walking straight into the semi-visible walls.

    Cupertino building officials allegedly warned Apple that the $5 billion Apple Park design would lead to just that happening, and per a public-records request by the San Francisco Chronicle, we now have 911 call records from at least three times those officials were proven right. On January 2nd, 2018, area 911 services fielded two separate calls regarding distracted Apple workers who slammed into glass walls, as well as another two days later.

    All three of the injured happened to be men. In the second incident, the person in question conked into the wall hard enough that on-site medical personnel deemed he was likely to need stitches.

    Now check out the instruction given and the moonbat’s response:

    911 operator instruction: I’m going to give you the control bleeding instructions so they can help that … so listen carefully and let’s make sure we do it right. Get clean dry cloth or towel and place it right on the wound and tell him to press down firmly and do not lift it up to look.

    Caller: Press on the wound and do not look up.

  7. Bodhisattva says:

    WAIT UNTIL PETA HEARS ABOUT THIS!

    The Silicon Valley elite’s latest status symbol: Chickens
    Their pampered birds wear diapers and have personal chefs — but lay the finest eggs tech money can buy

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/02/feature/the-silicon-valley-elites-latest-status-symbol-chickens/?utm_term=.f2d26e3b9a4d

    Johan Land has a life that stands out even among Silicon Valley’s tech elite: He’s the lead product manager at Waymo (formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project), a job that keeps him glued to computer screens and fixated on the future.

    Excelling at his work, Land said, requires an obsessive focus on it. But maintaining that passion — especially with his fourth child on the way — means knowing when to detach. Land’s secret to success: relaxing with a glass of wine in the back yard alongside his wife, kids and the family’s 13 chickens and three sheep.

    It’s mindless, he said, but far from banal.

    “It’s a fascinating thing to sit and watch the animals because instead of looking at a screen, you’re looking at the life cycle,” Land said. “It’s very different from the abstract work that I do.”

    In America’s rural and working-class areas, keeping chickens has long been a thrifty way to provide fresh eggs. In recent years, the practice has emerged as an unlikely badge of urban modishness. But in the Bay Area — where the nation’s preeminent local food movement overlaps with the nation’s tech elite — egg-laying chickens are now a trendy, eco-conscious humblebrag on par with driving a Tesla.

  8. Bodhisattva says:

    Yeah but will he stand or kneel for the flag?

    https://nypost.com/2018/03/03/one-handed-linebacker-makes-statement-with-combine-show/

    Impressive, but will he play politics, or football? And does he win awards because he earns them or because people feel sorry for him?

    One-handed linebacker makes statement with Combine show

    Shaquem Griffin wants to make history. His performance at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday was just a taste.

    The Central Florida linebacker is looking to become the first one-handed player to be drafted into the league in the modern era. He won’t know for almost two months whether he will accomplish that goal, but he definitely made teams sit up and take notice with his combine performance.

    Wearing a prosthetic attached to his left arm, Griffin did 20 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds, all to the loudest cheers of the day from a raucous crowd excited to witness the feat.

    “My goal was six,” Griffin said at his press conference afterward. “I think I beat that by a lot. … Just being able to do that, it was amazing. Hearing the crowd and having the juices flowing, I mean, I felt it.”

    Griffin’s left hand was amputated when he was 4 years old as a result of a congenital condition. Despite the handicap, he was a two-year starter at Central Florida, earning two selections to the All-American Athletic Conference first team. He also was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, when he amassed 92 tackles, 11.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.

  9. Bodhisattva says:

    They just can’t make it on their own!

    (sung to the melody of the Nashville musician Sonny Curtis tune, “Love Is All Around,” the theme song for the Mary Tyler Moore show)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/technology/dorm-living-grown-ups-san-francisco.html

    Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

    The middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms.

    Starcity residents get a bedroom of 130 square feet to 220 square feet. Many of the buildings will feature some units with a private bath for a higher rent. But Jon Dishotsky, Starcity’s co-founder and chief executive, said a ratio of one bathroom for every two to three bedrooms makes the most sense for large-scale affordability. The average one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco rents for $3,300 a month, but Starcity rooms go for $1,400 to $2,400 a month fully furnished, with utilities and Wi-Fi included.

    “If you think about the most private things that you do, a lot of them are related to the bathroom,” said Mr. Dishotsky, 34. “So that’s probably the hardest part.”

    These are not micro-units, nor are they like WeWork’s WeLive housing developments, where residents have their own small kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms but share common event space and industrial appliances for parties. These are not single-family homes that are being used as group houses.

    Thanks to California moonbat policies, they cannot afford anything else.

  10. Bodhisattva says:

    So will Cuba remain moonbat-communist after the Castros are gone?

    Raúl Castro is expected to step down soon. And recent moves suggest he won’t be alone

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article203122804.html

    Accustomed to reading between the lines, Cubans have been speculating about the fate of three “historic” revolutionary leaders — José Ramón Machado Ventura, Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Guillermo García Frías — all of whom were honored in a recent ceremony.

    Cuban leader Raúl Castro awarded the trio medals as “Heroes of Labor” during the Feb. 24 ceremony in Havana’s recently renovated Capitolo building, which serves as the new headquarters for the National Assemby. The awards generally indicate the honorees will soon retire from public life.

    “This is goodbye,” Reinaldo Escobar, editor of the 14ymedio digital news page, told el Nuevo Herald during a Miami visit. “That would mean Ramiro Valdés, Machado Ventura and Guillermo García may be removed from the Council of State,” the executive body of the island’s legislature, the National Assembly of People’s Power.

    People’s Power… that’s a hoot!

    Several opposition activists tried to register their candidacies during recent local elections just to show that the nomination and election process was not democratic and was controlled by the government. None of them won nomination.

    Many Cubans who don’t directly oppose the government have also started to question the island’s electoral system, in which a “Candidates Commission” appointed by the government selects the candidates who can be elected to the National Assembly. Cuban law only recognizes the Communist Party or PCC.

  11. Bodhisattva says:

    Financial security experts believe North Korea is using virtual coin markets to inject cash into its flagging economy, which is struggling under the weight of severe international sanctions.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/05/north-korea-may-have-made-much-200-million-bitcoin-according/

    North Korea may have as made much as $200 million from Bitcoin, according to expert

    Priscilla Moriuchi, a former US National Security Agency officer, who now works for cyber threat intelligence firm Recorded Future, believes the cryptocurrency was acquired through mining or hacking.

  12. Bodhisattva says:

    Segregation back in style!

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/segregation-comic-con-no-straight-white-males-allowed-parties/

    As long as it’s against straight white males, that is.

    Q: So if I’m white, cis and male, where can I go for an industry mixer?

    A: We do not have an industry mixer for your category this year.

    LGBTQIA, yes; People of Color, yes; Womyn and Genderqueer, yes!

    But if you’re a straight white male, sorry, out of luck, you’re not welcome.

  13. Bodhisattva says:

    California Dems’ hard-left turn could be the whole party’s future – and, hopefully, their doom.

    https://nypost.com/2018/03/02/california-dems-hard-left-turn-could-be-the-whole-partys-future/

    How far left is the Democratic Party headed? Look to California, where last month’s state party convention went off the deep end.

    The first sign of lunacy was the delegates’ refusal to endorse impeccably liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

    She lost out by 37 percent to 54 percent to Kevin de Leon, president pro tempore of the state Senate, who promises mainly to be obsessively anti-Trump.

    Makes sense, right? Look how well it worked for Hillary, who’s primary message was “I’m not Trump, Trump is bad.”

    Similarly, the delegates put former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last among the party’s four candidates for governor — even though he’s tied in polls of Democratic voters with former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who came out on top at the convention.

    WHAT! They picked a straight white male over a person of color? A Hispanic, also?

    THE HORROR!

    But there’s an explanation:

    Villaraigosa’s sin? As mayor, he supported charter schools and jousted with the teachers unions, rightly calling them “the largest obstacle to creating quality schools.”

    Wow, he actually admitted Republicans/Conservatives are right on an issue. I can see why he got dumped. He wandered off the plantation.

    Historically, the Golden State has been a harbinger of national trends. If that holds true, the whole Democratic Party is headed right . . . er, left . . . off the cliff.

  14. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Dana is awesome.

  15. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “And more than half of those who suffered a fraud-related financial loss had a college degree.”

    Perhaps that degree in Wymen’s studies isn’t all that valuable.

  16. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Are these people mad?”

    No; they are devoutly religious, spreading the word using other people’s money.

  17. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “All three of the injured happened to be men. ”

    This is totally unfair and sexist. I demand that an equal number of women walk into walls and injure themselves.

  18. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Many gun control advocates have called on the federal government to invest more into gathering accurate data on gun violence in America. Congress has long limited the funding for such studies and prevented gun violence from being considered a health issue that would fall under the jurisdiction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

    Sadly no one has suggested gathering data on how firearms have prevented injury and crime. The best estimate is that approximately 2,500,000 crimes are prevented each year by armed citizens.

  19. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Cruz went in with only 10-round magazines because larger clips would not fit in his duffel bag, Book said.”

    We must immediately outlaw bigger duffel bags so that higher capacity magazines cannot be carried onto school grounds.

  20. Mr. Freemarket says:

    BTW….I watched the last half hour or so of the Oscars. They were worse than I thought they would be. Presenters speaking about diversity. Aging actors and actresses that make Nancy Pelosi look good.

    More calls for inclusion and diversity and social justice.

    Face facts…it was 1) kind of boring, and 2) essentially a trade convention. It’s a bit like the National Association of Plumbers celebrating who does the best sweat joint, best threading of a pipe over 1/2 in diameter, best male buttcrack, etc.

  21. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Want to reduce school shootings? Here’s one sheriff’s ideas on how:
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/03/04/wisconsin-sheriff-pens-viral-letter-addressing-the-root-cause-behind-parkland-shooting

    “our youth lacking basic skills including respect for authority figures like parents and teachers, the ability to cope with conflict and the ability to handle rejection.”

    “I believe it is imperative that we raise our children in a manner that instills respect for authority. While we all love our children, we need to get back to a society of parents who expect a level of respect toward both them and others in authority, including teachers,” Schmidt wrote. “Discipline needs to be reintegrated into our society. Parents, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t reasonably discipline your child in a non-abusive manner.”….

    The sheriff also pointed to the “participation trophy” culture as part of the root cause.

    “While no one wants their child to ever be disappointed or upset, when they are young, they need to face conflict and disappointment and learn to resolve it appropriately under the guidance of adults. It is part of developing their personality and dealing with conflict in the future,” Schimdt explained.

  22. Mr. Freemarket says:

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/03/04/michael-bloomberg-just-gave-you-another-reason-to-skip-the-oscars-tonight-it-has-to-do-with-guns

    Oscars are promoting more gun regulations, distributing these orange flag pins.
    https://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/everytownorangepins-1280×720.jpg

    “People all across the country are wearing orange to honor those who have been killed and to inspire action to end gun violence. Get your Wear Orange flag pins today,” the product description says.

    And you can bet most top celebrities will be wearing the pin during the red carpet.

    The political statement isn’t without its irony. Variety magazine reported that more than 500 Los Angeles Police Department officers — with guns — will be on hand to protect the event and its stars on Sunday, in addition to FBI agents and countless private security guards inside the theatre where the event takes place.

  23. Bodhisattva says:

    It’s all just a bunch of virtue signalling, as usual. The system will still continue pretty much as it always has.

  24. Bodhisattva says:

    DID YOU SEE THIS?

    Florida affirms my idea, given for consideration shortly after the latest shooting was reported:

    Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/florida-senate-rejects-ban-assault-weapons-votes-arm-154226849.html

    Mind you, I’m not claiming to be the first or the only one to suggest this – but I hadn’t heard anyone else do it before I did. It simply makes the most sense. I’m sure others thought of it as well.

  25. Bodhisattva says:

    OK so I’ll come out and say I liked her in both X-Men (Raven / Mystique) and Hunger Games (Katniss Everdeen) and will add straight up not enough to bother checking her out in anything else, particularly since she came out as a full-fledged moonbat. I embargo moonbats, generally.

    Her films have grossed over $5.5 billion worldwide, and she was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. She appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and in the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2014 and 2016. She even, supposedly, has her own (pirated) sex tape! Funny how all these Hollywood types make sex tapes they never intend to release, but they all get released anyway, right?

    But it seems moonbat Jennifer Lawrence can’t seem to draw a crowd any more (and they try to spin it):

    https://www.thewrap.com/jennifer-lawrence-still-box-office-draw/

    6 Years After ‘Hunger Games,’ Is Jennifer Lawrence Still a Box Office Draw?

    It was six years ago when Jennifer Lawrence transformed from the indie darling from “Winter’s Bone” to the next big thing in Hollywood with “The Hunger Games,” where her performance as Katniss Everdeen earned her a reputation as a bankable star.

    But that reputation is now being thrown into question after the disappointing start of her latest film, “Red Sparrow,” which has only made $17 million in its domestic opening weekend against a $69 million budget. Outside of the “Hunger Games” films and the rebooted “X-Men” series, where she plays the shapeshifter Mystique, very few of Lawrence’s films have been noteworthy at the box office.

    According to data from Box Office Mojo, the “Hunger Games” and “X-Men” films combine to make up approximately 81 percent of Lawrence’s $5.67 billion career worldwide gross, and all of them outperform her indie and prestige films on the global charts.

  26. Bodhisattva says:

    My flag is red, white and blue, and those pins are an insult.

  27. Bodhisattva says:

    They could start with having them all stand and recite the pledge of allegiance daily as their first official act upon coming to school.

    Then no more LGBTQTIAXYZ nonsense in schools. Check your insane lifestyle choices at the door. You’re there to learn, not to seek attention.

    Get rid of “participation trophies”, “everyone gets a ribbon” day and also letting some students get away with wrongful acts just because Obama thought it would be a great idea.

    Finally, anyone who shows signs of wanting to do things other than learn needs to be removed early and not invited back. A free (well nothing is free…) education is a privilege, not a right, as far as I’m concerned, at least when you aren’t willing to accept it.

    My friend suggests we outlaw abortion until between the ages of 12 and 16, at which point we can pretty much tell which ones are the bad ones that need to be aborted, probably.

    I see the logic in that idea, but don’t think it will fly.

  28. Bodhisattva says:

    You must understand. Despite all their moonbat wailing and virtue signalling, one or both of the following is true:

    a) They don’t hire as many women, so the women are statistically less likely to do it.

    b) They don’t pay women enough to walk into walls.

    (Actually they point out this was just a random sample… two calls FROM THE SAME DAY then a third from 2 days later… maybe it was “that time of the month” for the women who work there – you have heard their flows sometimes synchronize… and they were all taking the days off.)

  29. Bodhisattva says:

    A reading from the gospel of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change Alarmism…

  30. Bodhisattva says:

    It’s ANGRY Womyn’s Studies. Gotta get the “man” out. And remember, all those studies are “ANGRY”. Angry black man studies… angry black woman studies… angry LGBT studies… they’re all angry.

    They’ve had all they can stand and they’re not going to take it any more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

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  32. Mr. Freemarket says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/voting_with_their_feet_venezuelan_flight_from_socialism_is_now_a_human_wave.html

    Those escaping the paradise of Venezuela has become a human wave.

    Bernie Sanders was unavailable for comment.

  33. Mr. Freemarket says:

    A college degree doesn’t inoculate one against fraud or stupidity. Sadly that also applies to those with degrees in a host of disciplines.

  34. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The Great Goracle is pleased. Now send him some more money, so he can carry on the work.

  35. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Now that is funny…particularly b)

  36. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “You’re there to learn, not to seek attention.”

    Yet the LGBTQTIAXYZ nonsense is what the government wishes you to learn.

    “Finally, anyone who shows signs of wanting to do things other than learn needs to be removed early and not invited back.”

    Many in government schools agree. This is particularly so with anyone who shows the least resistance to indoctrination, or the desire to think outside the confines of what is being taught.

  37. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The reality is that the flags should most likely be entirely red. Maybe with a star. Maybe with a hammer and sickle. Maybe with a swastika. All part of the same ideology.

  38. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Virtue signal is what liberals do. It is an essential part of their religious observance.

  39. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I’ve been repeating over and over the fact that Utah (along with apparently 17 other states) allows concealed carry permit holders to carry at schools.

    Teachers often receive a break on the price of a permit class. So a potential shooter has no idea whether the teacher, the janitor, the parent sitting in the classroom may be carrying at any time.

    Problem solved.

  40. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Rebecca Romijn did a better job playing Mystique.

  41. Bodhisattva says:

    Absolutely. Not sure why they replaced her.

  42. Bodhisattva says:

    Rather than just allow it, I’d like to see it MANDATED so that any potential shooter knows that at least some at the school will be armed.

  43. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Sexual favors.

  44. KirklesWorth says:

    Sounds like they should have carried guns to reduce any “risks”.

    Cons. Daily Post: Seattle Police Confiscate First Firearm Under New “Mental Health” Law

    Neighbors complained that the man had been “staring” at people through storefront windows while wearing a holstered firearm. Open carrying is legal in the area, so he was allowed to carry a firearm. Other residents also complained that the man’s open carrying made them feel “uncomfortable” and “unsafe.” “He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” said Tony Montana, a man who lives in the same apartment complex as the alleged suspect. And it created a lot of fear obviously because I didn’t know if he was coming after me or gonna just start shooting the place up,” he added. These lousy complaints from neighbors allowed police to use the newly passed state law to confiscate the man’s firearm because the man apparently stared at others.

    Related: The Hill: WH backpedals on Trump’s ‘due process’ remark on guns

  45. KirklesWorth says:

    Interesting tactic…helping republicans along the way.

    Cons. Daily Post: Democrat Gets Expelled For Harassment Charges, Switches Parties At Last Minute

    Colorado State Representative, Steve Lebsock ran in 2012 to become a member of the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat. He spent the next six years in that position as a Democrat. During that time, he apparently sexually harassed or abused no less than FIVE of his colleagues. He suddenly changed registration to Republican on March 2, 2018. This resulted in Democrat Representative Faith Winter and four other members of the Colorado House of Representatives testifying against Rep. Steve Lebsock, telling tales of harassment, intimidation, and sexual conduct starring Lebsock. Before being expelled from the house in a 52-9 vote, however, Lebsock quickly changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. In practice, this does nothing and is completely allowable. The only real difference it makes is that state Republicans can now choose who replaces Steve Lebsock.

  46. KirklesWorth says:

    Yeah…we need to think about arming more people against tyranny.

    Breitbart: Alec Baldwin: Time to Rethink Second Amendment

    Actor Alec Baldwin entered the gun control push on March 5 by tweeting his criticism of the number of guns Americans can purchase and stressing his belief that it is time to rethink the Second Amendment. His tweet comes on the heels of a new NRATV ad calling out “every Hollywood phony” and members of the “lying media.” The ad features NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch saying, “We’ve had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news. We are done with your agenda to undermine voters’ will and individual liberty in America.”

    Related: Daily Caller: Parkland Father Tells MSNBC — ‘Part Of The Problem Is The Media’ For Pushing Gun Control Narrative

  47. KirklesWorth says:

    Fox News: Train conductor suspended after ‘illegals’ announcement

    New Jersey Transit has suspended a conductor for allegedly announcing on a morning train that immigration agents were on board looking for “illegals.” The incident occurred Monday morning on a train headed from New Jersey to New York. An NJ Transit spokeswoman didn’t identify the conductor but said he has more than 30 years’ experience at the agency. He was suspended without pay Monday pending an investigation. NJ Transit called the alleged conduct “offensive, inappropriate and unprofessional.” A spokesman for the Newark office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said no agents were on the train. He said agents conduct targeted enforcement of criminals and would have had to have been in pursuit of such a person to board public transportation.

  48. KirklesWorth says:

    If there is no gender, who cares? Liberals try and play it on both sides as well as being racists.

    Daily Caller: Joy Behar: ‘Only Six Women Won Oscars And 33 Men’ [VIDEO]

    “I think because of the ‘Oscars So White’ movement, people felt there was going to be an overcorrection and the Oscars were going to be blackified. They weren’t really blackified,” Sunny Hostin shared. “I mean, Jordan Peele just won the only black screenwriter to win for an original screen play in the 90-year history of the Oscars.” “There were only six women won Oscars and 33 men,” Joy Behar responded. “So there’s still a long way to go.” “We haven’t overcorrected anything,” Hostin exclaimed. “I thought there was a lot of diversity,” guest Ana Navarro said. “‘Coco’ won twice. The best director Guillermo del Toro, this is the fourth time in five years that a Mexican wins best director. So, no, Donald Trump they are not sending their worst people and just rapists and criminals. They are actually sending some really good artists.”

  49. KirklesWorth says:

    No “God bless you”s, you islamophobe!

    Simmons Library Anti-Oppression: Anti-Islamomisia

    Six Categories of Common Islamomisic Microaggressions (from Subtle and Overt Forms of Islamophobia: Microaggressions toward Muslim Americans)

    1. Endorsing Religious Stereotypes: statements or behaviors that communicate false, presumptuous, or incorrect perceptions of certain religious groups (e.g., stereotyping that a Muslim person is a terrorist or that a Jewish person is cheap).
    2. Exoticization: instances where people view other religions as trendy or foreign (e.g., an individual who dresses in a certain religion’s garb or garments for fashion or pleasure).
    3. Pathology of Different Religious Groups: Statements and behaviors in which individuals equate certain religious practices or traditions as being abnormal, sinful, or deviant (e.g., telling someone that they are in the “wrong” religion).
    4. Assumption of One’s Own Religious Identity as the Norm: Comments or behaviors that convey people’s presumption that their religion is the standard and behaves accordingly (e.g., greeting someone “Merry Christmas” or saying “God bless you” after someone sneezes conveys one’s perception that everyone is Christian or believes in God) (emphasis added).
    5. Assumption of Religious Homogeneity: Statements in which individuals assume that every believer of a religion practices the same customs or has the same beliefs as the entire group (e.g., assuming that all Muslim people wear head coverings).
    6. Denial of Religious Prejudice: Incidents in which individuals claim that they are not religiously biased, even if their words or behaviors may indicate otherwise.

    Hat tip: Gateway Pundit: Saying ‘God Bless You’ When Someone Sneezes is Islamophobic, According to Librarians at a Massachusetts College

  50. KirklesWorth says:

    They neglect to mention that West Virginia is #44 in High School ratings…why is that?

    CNBC: West Virginia teachers strike sheds light on stagnant wages for educators across the US

    West Virginia lags most of the nation when it comes to teacher pay. Despite average spending of more than $12,200 a year per pupil, just shy of the median level for all states, West Virginia public school teachers had a statewide median annual salary of about $45,700 for the 2016-17 school year, the fourth-lowest in the nation.

  51. KirklesWorth says:

    No surprises whatsoever.

    Time: The 2018 Oscars May Have Had the Lowest TV Ratings Ever, Preliminary Data Shows

    The 90th Academy Awards were the talk of Hollywood on Sunday night, but ABC’s 2018 Oscars broadcast may have attracted the fewest viewers in history, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. Overnight returns revealed that the 2018 Oscars were watched by just 18.9% of households in major TV markets – down about 16% from last year’s 22.4% overnight rating, according to Reuters. The numbers indicate the broadcast for this year’s show is likely to rank among the lowest in modern broadcast history, according to Entertainment Weekly. The figures could even be the lowest ever. The 2017 Oscars ratings, which showed that about 32.9 million tuned in to the Oscars, were the lowest since 2008, when 32 million watched. In 2016, an average of 34.4 million people watched the Academy Awards broadcast.

  52. Bodhisattva says:

    Apparently the diminishing number of moonbats who’s lives revolve around the annual OSCARS telecast disapprove of some of the choices made by the Academy:

    Online backlash is fierce for Gary Oldman’s Oscars win

    https://nypost.com/2018/03/04/online-backlash-is-fierce-for-gary-oldmans-oscars-win/

    News & views: Why Gary Oldman’s and Kobe Bryant’s Oscar wins were the night’s biggest tragedy

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/03/05/why-gary-oldman-and-kobe-bryans-oscars-wins-were-tragic/394244002/

    ‘ANY of the other four nominees would be better’: Gary Oldman’s Best Actor victory angers Oscars viewers, who highlight how he was accused of domestic violence during a messy divorce in 2001

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5462601/Oscars-Best-Actor-winner-Gary-Oldman-accused-domestic-violence.html

    OLDMAN: 16-17 years ago Oldman’s 3rd (now ex-) wife made some unsubstantiated allegations of domestic abuse. She called her marriage to him a ‘nightmare’, yet she had two children with him, suggesting it must have had it’s good times, too. And after a lengthy state investigation and trial, Oldman was granted sole legal and physical custody of the sons, and Fiorentino was allowed occasional state-monitored visits.

    Such a decision is highly unusual and indicative the state felt they were at risk with her and safe with him. And yet the moonbats pile on him. All over some unsubstantiated allegations – had he beaten her over the head with a telephone as claimed, wouldn’t there be copious evidence of resulting injuries? And yet there is apparently none.

    But her allegations alone are enough for moonbats to turn on him viciously.

    BRYANT: You probably know the basics. A young girl came on to him, kissed him, grabbed him in the crotch, had sex with him then claimed it was rape. He maintained he thought it was consensual and indeed at one point when he asked her to let him do something she said no and he didn’t do it. However, it does sound like it got a little out of hand, a little rough, and the girl ended up having remorse, that is if things didn’t go exactly as she planned them, which caused her to cry rape. In any case, the rape allegation wound up dropped. The woman got her payday when the civil suit she filed was settled.

    And moonbats want this mistake by Bryant to ruin the rest of his life. Vindictive bunch.

  53. Bodhisattva says:

    Ana Navarro neglected to admit that del Toro IS NOT AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. He’s not here illegally. Trump wasn’t talking about people who are here legally.

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  55. Anonymous says:

    Ask Harvey Weinstein.

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