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Sep 20 2018

Follow the Money on the Kavanaugh Smear Job

Sometimes George Soros seems too perfect as the sinister boogeyman who leaves his fingerprints on everything bad. However, he does appear to have a role in the Brett Kavanaugh smear job intended to indefinitely delay this highly qualified candidate’s confirmation with phony #MeToo allegations.

Demand Justice vowed to put $5 million into an effort to block Kavanaugh’s nomination. Demand Justice gets its money from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which in turn receives money from Soros’s Open Society Policy Center, a shadowy source of dark money for far-left causes.

There’s more:

Debra Katz, the attorney representing Kavanaugh’s accuser — Christine Blasey Ford — is vice chair of the Project on Government Oversight, an organization that has been directly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Katz is also a hefty Democratic donor, giving thousands of dollars over the years to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other leftist candidates, as Front Page Mag reported.

Christine Blasey Ford gives money to Democrats too, via ActBlue. A more arrogantly obvious political smear job would be difficult to imagine.

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 20 2018

Disparate Impact Madness Facilitates Massive Looting Spree in NYC

The concept of disparate impact has been a great boon to higher education. The Supreme Court’s Griggs v. Duke Power Co. ruling forbade intelligence tests for job applicants on the grounds that persons of preferred pigmentation tend to be less intelligent and therefore do poorly on the tests. Since such tests have a disparate impact, they are racist. Now students waste years and dig themselves into a lifetime of debt to acquire degrees that in many cases serve as nothing more than surrogates of the forbidden intelligence tests. This demented but useful legal concept can also be used to facilitate looting:

Taxpayers shelled out $98 million over a discriminatory FDNY screening test just four years ago — but that’s pocket change compared to the $1.7 billion the city may now have to pay out over a biased teaching exam, The Post has learned.

The FDNY test was “discriminatory” because whites did better on it than blacks.

Legal papers quietly filed over the summer reveal that a court-appointed special master has recommended paying a total of $91.6 million in damages to just 219 of the plaintiffs in a long-running class-action suit against the former Board of Education — now the Department of Education — over a racially biased certification exam.

Approximately 4,000 people are eligible for payments, according to court documents — so if the remaining recommendations follow suit, the final bill would be around $1.67 billion.

Good thing racial justice is a bargain at any price.

The teachers’ case involves the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test, a state-mandated exam that city educators and job applicants were required to take from 1993 to 2004.

More than 90 percent of white test-takers passed the 80-question multiple-choice quiz… But black applicants scored passing grades only between 51 and 62 percent of the time, and Latinos had an even lower passing rate, just 47 to 55 percent.

Therefore, the test is racist, providing a taxpayer-financed bonanza for flunkers of color and their lawyers.

Demagogic politicians have discovered yet another use for disparate impact by applying it to drug laws. If more blacks than whites are arrested for violating a law, it must be the law’s fault, since according to liberal ideology, blacks and whites are exactly the same other than whites being racist.

In an attempt to pander to black voters, Rand Paul actually called for the repeal of all criminal laws that have disparate impact. This would mean literally all criminal laws. As noted by Jason Riley, blacks are more likely to commit not only drug crimes but also violent crimes and even white collar crimes.

You don’t have to be terribly bright to notice that the concept of disparate impact is insane. Yet you cannot reject it without acknowledging that our official state religion, political correctness, is also insane. So it will be with us for a while.

On a tip from Sean C.

Sep 20 2018

Marine Le Pen Ordered to See Psychiatrist Over ISIS Pics

The Soviet practice of treating dissidents as if they were mentally ill is alive and well in moonbat-ruled France, where National Rally leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered by a court to see a psychiatrist after she tweeted images showing what the Islamic State does to its victims:

In March Le Pen was charged with circulating “violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity” and that can be viewed by a minor.

Note the tactic of equating information not flattering to Islam with pornography. That is almost as nuts as equating criticism of terrorism with incitement of terrorism.

Muslims are sure to appreciate that the order was dated September 11, helping them to celebrate another recent victory against the West. Her crime occurred soon after a different instance of Islamic outreach:

Marine Le Pen posted the Isis pictures just a few weeks after the Paris terror attacks in November 2015 in which 130 people were killed.

She could get up to 3 years in prison and a $91,000 fine, in addition to the humiliation of the psychiatric assessment.

The order calls for the tests to be carried out “as soon as possible” to establish whether she “is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions”.

Le Pen has no intention of complying.

Scientific advances will make the psychiatric angle increasingly alarming. Will they soon be able to erase memories of Islamic atrocities more directly than schools do? Maybe they will go straight for the part of the brain that determines the atrocities to be something to be avoided.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 20 2018

Beyond the ANC, Beyond the EFF: Black First Land First

With moonbattery, there is always another further extreme of malevolent insanity. The mission of progressives is to progress from one to the next. Once again, South Africa serves as a useful example of where leftism is taking us. Even beyond the socialist terrorists of the African National Congress, which the global liberal establishment helped to power, there are the Economic Freedom Fighters, whose leader Julius Malema is not calling for the slaughter of white people “yet.” Beyond the EFF, there is Black First Land First (BLF).

Just as Malema was expelled from the ANC, BLF leader Andile Mngxitama was kicked out of the EFF. Mngxitama recently testified before Parliament as to why the constitution should be altered to explicitly allow the confiscation of property from whites without compensation. BLF’s position: the constitution should state that all land owned by white people in South Africa is stolen property. Mngxitama repeatedly proclaims that every inch of white-owned land should be expropriated.

At his side during testimony sat BLF spokesman Lindsay Maasdorp, who like Louis Farrakhan appears to be a light-skinned mulatto. Maasdorp implies that to be a Caucasian is a crime. He tweeted the following during a squabble with journalist Daniel Friedman, whom he denounces as representing “white supremacist society”:

“Land or death” is the BLM slogan, by which they mean “land and death” — i.e., free land for those of politically preferred pigmentation to let go fallow, and death to the whites who built South Africa. On both Facebook and Twitter, Maasdorp has barked, “I have aspirations to kill white people, and this must be achieved!”

If EFF takes control of the government, BLM will play the same role that EFF plays now, steering the course by applying constant pressure from the left.

On tips from rpp618 and 1-Bodhisattva.

Sep 19 2018

Open Thread

Government is just spending too much money. - Bob Schaffer
Sep 19 2018

Project Veritas: Deep State Unmasked

It is virtually impossible to fire often useless federal employees. That puts them in a convenient position to “resist everything” and deliberately “f*** sh** up,” as socialist State Department employee and deep state apparatchik Stuart Karaffa tells a hidden camera in this Project Veritas exposé:

The term “deep state” has had tinfoil hat connotations, but less so as the reality and the perniciousness of a subversive shadow government comprised mainly of left-wing DC bureauweenies become increasingly difficult to deny.

On tips from seaoh and Chuck A.

Sep 19 2018

What Is Hezbollah?

What is Hezbollah? The short answer is: Hezbollah is the enemy — not only of Israel but of the USA and of Western Civilization in general.

Here’s a slightly longer answer, for those who would like to know more about the Islamic terror group that Obama allowed to smuggle cocaine into the USA in order to curry favor with other Islamic terrorists in Iran:

Sep 19 2018

Emblematic Seattle Target Rampage

Both Target and Seattle are well known for their progressive politics. What better place to relish the cultural enrichment of America’s progression into a Third World nation than in a Target store in Seattle? Jason L. Lewis, age 41, pillaged a downtown location last month.

He confronted workers, headbutted a Target sales associate, destroyed displays, tried to kick open a locked display containing Apple iPads, and threw the heavy display down a store escalator while customers scrambled to get out of the way.

Possibly not wanting to end up like Starbucks, Target management let him engage in these activities unmolested for an extended period of time.

Lewis loaded every iPad and Apple watch from the case into his duffel bag, which police say he stole the same day from the Columbia store down the street, along with the clothes he was wearing.

He walked out of the store lugging a heavy load of loot. Black Lives Matter will be horrified to learn that the racist police arrested him later that day for car prowling.

Authorities let him out of jail almost immediately. He returned to loot the same Target twice more over the next few days.

Lewis’s contributions to society unsurprisingly consist of a long criminal history.

No doubt Jason Lewis has endured a hard life of microaggressions and discriscrimination. But don’t go through too many boxes of tissues crying for him; the system that breeds and encourages Jason Lewises is sure to let him out of jail again soon.

On a tip from Dave.

Sep 19 2018

September 11 Public School Agitprop

On September 11, 2001, we swore that we would never forget. Unfortunately, we are not the ones in charge of what gets remembered. The progressives who run schools are. They are not above exploiting their leverage on behalf of expansionist Islam, an ideology currently allied with Cultural Marxism. Last September 11, instead of bringing up the terror atrocities inspired by Osama bin Laden, a social studies teacher at Glen Meadow Middle School in New Jersey assigned some agitprop:

The story that the teacher had her students read, titled “My Name is Osama,” tells a made-up account of an Iraqi immigrant boy named Osama who faces taunts of “terrorist” in school by several students who tell him his mother, who wears a hijab, has “a bag on her head.” After pushing back against his tormenters, the boy is suspended from school for fighting.

The story included no mention of the ideology behind those who carried out the 9/11 attacks…

Ed O’Rourke, former Marine and father of a sixth-grader subjected to this pernicious bilge, is not happy about it.

“It would be like, on a day about the Holocaust, doing a made-up lesson about a boy named Adolf being bullied by Jewish kids and saying we shouldn’t blame all Germans — or don’t pick on the poor kid named Adolf on the Jewish holidays,” O’Rourke said. “It’s grotesque.”

Speaking of Adolf Hitler,

When an opponent declares,

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 19 2018

Nicolas Maduro Living Large

Some say that socialism does not work, because it invariably lowers the standard of living of those it is imposed on, in terms both of liberty and of material wealth. But wealthy socialists like Bernie Sanders know that it works great. Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro knows it too. If not for socialism, how else would a Caracas bus driver come to chow down on steaks and puff away on cigars at a world-famous restaurant in Turkey?

Maduro said he had a “good time” being served by celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, dubbed “Salt Bae,” at the Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul. His visit to the upscale restaurant comes as nearly two-thirds of Venezuelans have reported losing significant amounts of weight amid an ever-worsening food crisis.

Individual steaks served at Gokce’s chain go for up to $275. Back in Venezuela, 87% of the population lives in poverty. That is socialism in a nutshell.

On a tip from Steve A.

Sep 19 2018

Hillary Clinton Weighs In on Farcical Kavanaugh Stall Tactics

Among the most crucial foundation stones of civilization are due process and the presumption of innocence. Without them, society dissolves into a feeding frenzy of baseless allegations, as happened in Salem during the witch trials, in France during the Reign of Terror, and in China during the Cultural Revolution, and as is beginning to happen in the USA thanks to the #MeToo craze. Do we really want to subject ourselves to a bloodbath where anyone can be destroyed at any time by anyone else with an unsubstantiated allegation like Christine Blasey Ford’s improbable claim that a teenage Brett Kavanaugh pawed her 30-odd years ago? Hillary Clinton does.

Other than being the worst major party presidential candidate in American history, Hillary is best known for being married to serial sexual abuser Bill Clinton, and for covering for his numberless sexual assaults by attacking his victims. Now that the accused sexual abuser is a decent man who is almost certainly totally innocent, she waves the #MeToo flag and howls for blood.

It may be too much even for Rachel Maddow, who asked,

Your husband when he was president faced allegations that were not the same as this, certainly, but had connections to these kinds of old allegations from years ago. And I know you had concerns at the time. Your husband certainly had concerns at the time that he never really had due process to defend himself from allegations like this. Have we learned anything over the years about due process not just for the accusers but also for the accused?

What Hillary learned is that due process is for her side, not for the other side. Kavanaugh’s confused accuser, who cannot even remember when or where the assault she most likely invented from whole cloth was supposed to have happened, deserves the “benefit of the doubt.”

No, Hillary. It is the accused who gets the benefit of the doubt. You flunk the sixth-grade civics test.

In this case, giving Ford the benefit of the doubt would mean pulling Kavanaugh’s nomination or stalling it long enough for Democrats to take back the Senate so that they could nix any Republican nominee, all on the word of a left-wing college professor who offers no evidence or even specifics as to time and place.

A dog and pony show of an investigation would be conducted that would drag on indefinitely like the Russian collusion farce in an impossible quest to prove Ford’s vague accusations. Everyone knows that no evidence would be uncovered against Kavanaugh. This doesn’t matter, because he would already have been denied his Supreme Court seat.

This amounts to execution first, trial later.

Meanwhile Mark Judge, the only witness to the crime according to Ford’s account, describes her allegations as “absolutely nuts.”

If Republicans play along with slimy Democrat stall tactics instead of laughing them off, they will only get more of them.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva.

Sep 19 2018

Saying That Boys Will Be Boys Is a Thought Crime

In their impatience to impose utopia, social engineers have gone beyond striking forbidden words from the Newspeak Dictionary. Now they are eliminating whole phrases, including “boys will be boys”:

A new University of Michigan study urges preschool teachers to avoid saying “they’re just boys being boys” or to remind girls to have “good manners,” lest those teachers accidentally “contribute to gender inequality in early childhood.”

Boys and girls behave differently because they are different. However, this indisputable biological fact is regarded as heresy by the warped ideologues dominating fields such as sociology and education.

According to liberal dogma, males and females are exactly the same, except that males are sexist and bad, just as whites and blacks are exactly the same, except that whites are racist and bad.

The obvious differences between boys and girls must be an illusion, because it would be offensive to believe your own lying eyes rather than progressive theory. To explore the root causes of this illusion, Heidi Gansen was paid over $23,000 in research grants to hang out in preschools and collect evidence of thought crimes, which she presents in her study, “Push-Ups Versus Clean-Up: Preschool Teachers’ Gendered Beliefs, Expectations for Behavior, and Disciplinary Practices.”

Her study blames the perceived differences in behavior on inequity caused by teachers who “reify gendered practices” and “hegemonic gender ideologies.” A flagrant example is a teacher she denounces for expressing the sentiment that boys will be boys.

The objective of depraved B.S. like Heidi’s paper is to reengineer children and consequently adults to be more to liberals’ liking — i.e., to be freakishly unnatural:

“Perhaps if we change preschool teachers’ gendered expectations for boys’ and girls’ behaviors this will spark a change… and better allow for the possibility of children’s individual identities to be shaped differently,” urges Gansen.

The “gendered expectations” she has in mind are likely to turn a normal person’s stomach, considering that she has already received an award from the American Sociological Association for waging war against heteronormativity in preschools.

On a tip from Steve A.

Sep 18 2018

Open Thread

Public Schools too often fail because they are shielded from the very force that improves performance and sparks innovation in nearly every other human enterprise - competition. - Bob Lutz
Sep 18 2018

Watch Armed Invasion of USA

You might think that a country that spends about $892 billion per year on the military would make an effort to defend itself from armed invasion. But no:

Jim Chilton, 79, owns a 50,000-acre ranch situated on the U.S.-Mexico border, which has become a hotspot for illegals crossing into the country.

Security camera footage from as recently as 2018 shows individuals in camouflage toting large backpacks and in some cases what appears to be military-style assault rifles walking through his ranch into the States incident free.

Here’s what Arizona’s border with Mexico looks like these days:

Since the military isn’t used for its primary purpose, can we taxpayers have our $892 billion back?

Sep 18 2018

Canadian Moonbats Move to Ban Firewood

To the long list of things progressives will take away from people out of sheer moonbattery, we can add the wood-burning stoves and fireplaces that some people rely on for heat in the winter – especially up in Canada:

What could be more wholesome and traditional than a fire-warmed hearth? You can see why leftists would want to ban firewood, even if it means people freezing to death in the brutal Canadian winter.

On a tip from ScrewyPuppy.

Sep 18 2018

Newspaper Publishers Give Maxine Waters Leadership Award

Politically speaking, we know where newspapers are coming from. Black-owned newspapers are coming from the same place, except farther out. To get an idea of how far out, infamously corrupt congresscritter Maxine Waters was just granted a National Leadership Award by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which was formerly known as the National Negro Publishers Association.

This must be what they mean by leadership:

Although Mad Maxine isn’t easy to take seriously, the number of people willing to vote for characters of her caliber is a serious problem indeed. The American Mirror reports on her acceptance speech:

“Yes, I have worked against [the President]. No, I didn’t go to his inauguration. No, I didn’t go to his State of the Union. No, I do not go to the White House. No, I do not engage with him,” she said as the applause grew louder.

“All I want for him and about him is to be impeached and get him out of the White House!” she yelled, as the audience erupted.

Impeached on what grounds? Any grounds or none, as she soon confirms by addressing the objection that removing Trump would only leave Mike Pence in charge.

“Knock off the first one, and then go after the second one,” she said.

Just keep impeaching until a Democrat is in charge. That’s the fallback plan when voters don’t choose a Democrat president.

Democracy is a means to an end. That end is power for Democrats. When it fails to lead to this end, democracy is discarded in favor of whatever desperate tactics present themselves. This explains the disgusting behavior of Dianne Feinstein as she and others of her kind reduce the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to a shameful travesty.

There is a line between opposition and sedition. Maxine Waters differs from other Democrat pols only in how witlessly open she is about her willingness to cross it. Media support for crossing this line will not be limited to the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

On tips from Stormfax and 1-Bodhisattva.

Sep 18 2018

Google to Begin Policing the Air

No longer content to police thought on the Internet, Google will now police the air:

Google’s Street View cars — the global cruisers that collect data for the making of more accurate maps — now have a new mission, and it’s one that’s sure to make the Green groups cheer. The tech company’s bolstering its fleet with updated pollution-recording devices from the San Francisco company, Aclima, to patrol streets in Europe and in the United States, and monitor fluctuating levels of air quality.

Carefully selected data will inevitably find its way to leftist politicians, who can implement appropriate policies if Google finds that we are emitting too much harmless carbon dioxide or actual pollutants.

Liberals already hate America’s love affair with cars. Imagine the arguments they can make against driving and in favor of rail, or buses, or bicycles — or walking — armed with the latest breaking snapshot figures on pollution levels, as recorded during a city’s rush hour.

Google is also partnering with the radical Environmental Defense Fund to get the data to those who can do the most damage to our way of life.

As Google Earth Outreach program manager Karin Tuxen-Bettman said in a statement reported by TechCrunch: “These measurements can provide cities with new neighborhood-level insights to help cities accelerate efforts in their transition to smarter, healthier cities.”

“Smarter” is libspeak for “less free.”

On a tip from Stormfax.

Sep 18 2018

Democrats Exploit #MeToo Hysteria to Stall Kavanaugh Confirmation

As you probably know, a Democrat college professor named Christine Blasey Ford now claims that Brett Kavanaugh pawed her 36 years ago when both were teenagers, although she can’t remember exactly when or where. The credibility of her allegation registers near zero. Yet thanks in part to Jeff Flake, who characteristically lent Democrats an assist, this absurd ploy has successfully stalled Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.

Now anyone in politics can be hamstrung at any time. All you need is one kook to make a vague, unsubstantiated, highly improbable accusation and everything comes to a stop.

The feminist Jacobins at the Washington Post are delighted by the political weaponization of #MeToo mania.

The Wall Street Journal is less enthusiastic about the confirmation being stalled while this woman is given a national stage from which to smear Kavanaugh:

Democrats will use Monday’s hearing as a political spectacle to coax Mr. Kavanaugh into looking defensive or angry, and to portray Republicans as anti-women. Odds are it will be a circus.

It is already a circus. Consider Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz,

who has a history of Democratic activism and spoke in public defense of Bill Clinton against the accusations by Paula Jones.

Ringmaster of this circus act is the odious Dianne Feinstein:

The ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee knew about Ms. Ford’s accusations in late July or early August yet kept quiet. If she took it seriously, she had multiple opportunities to ask Judge Kavanaugh or have committee staff interview the principals. But in that event the details would have been vetted and Senators would have had time to assess their credibility.

It is a transparent political stunt, lacking any subtlety. We are past subtlety now.

[Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s] obvious political goal is to delay the confirmation vote past the election, fan the #MeToo political furies until then, and hope that at least two GOP Senators wilt under political pressure.

Our system of government has served us well for over 2 centuries. Do we really want to give it up in favor of the shrieking hysterics of the #MeToo reign of terror? Schumer won’t like it if Republicans start employing the same slimy tactics so that neither party can appoint Supreme Court justices.

It was tragic the way Democrats led by Joe Biden degraded the Clarence Thomas hearings with the phony Anita Hill allegations. The one thing Karl Marx had right is that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.

On a tip from Varla.

Sep 18 2018

Nike Store Calls Cops on Guy Waving Pro-Police Flag

Nike has won the corporate race to the furthest extreme of in-your-face moonbattery by making the rabidly anti-American and anti–law enforcement Colin Kaepernick the face of its new advertising campaign. What would happen if a patriot were to sit on the tailgate of his truck and wave a thin blue line flag, indicating support for the police, in front of an Arkansas Nike store? The manager would call the police, of course:

[Jimmie] Cavin tells us, he sat on his tailgate and didn’t say anything to anybody.

“I guess probably 15 minutes into it, a Little Rock patrol car pulled up,” Cavin says.

According to a police report Cavin showed us, officers showed up after a store manager reported a disturbance.

Seeing that there was no disturbance and having more serious demands on their time, the police soon left.

“So, Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police,” Cavin says.

No doubt the racially oppressed Colin Kaepernick would be even quicker to call the cops if someone were to sneak into his mansion and steal the socks he wore to practice back when he was a football player — the ones with the pigs in police hats.

Sep 18 2018

Pervert Pretends to Be Helpless

In a society succumbing to moonbattery, people inevitably get the idea that the way to make others do what you want is to be helpless — or to make them think you are helpless:

A Gilbert, Arizona man was arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers.

The 31-year-old pseudo-baby is named Paul Anthony Menchaca.

A second and third victim took over caregiving duties starting in July. Police say the three victims all know each other, and all said Menchaca would become sexually aroused as he was being bathed.

One of them finally smelled a rat and followed Menchaca home to his parents’ house, where she learned that his supposed disability was an act to get women to change his diapers.

Alarmingly, it looks like Menchaca works as a school crossing guard.

Maybe we don’t want to remove the stigma from adult baby diaper lovers after all. It may even be that the timeless stigma against disgusting perversions in general evolved for good reason.

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 17 2018

Open Thread

Socialism is when government's taking care of you, you send all your money to the government, the government decides how to spend it instead of letting the people spend it and make all those decisions. - Bob Latta

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