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Nov 17 2018

Orange Man Bad

Save money on your cable bill. Chuck your TV out the window and watch Orange Man Bad. It summarizes most of what runs on television:

On a tip from Grumpy Cap.

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Nov 16 2018

Open Thread

At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists. - Benjamin Disraeli
Nov 16 2018

Where There Will Be No Workplace Massacres

There is one business where you can be sure the future has no workplace massacres in store — BenShot:

A Wisconsin family-owned company decided to forgo traditional cash bonuses this holiday season and, instead, opted to reward their employees’ good performance with firearms.

Ben Wolfgram, a co-owner of BenShot LLC, a glass manufacturer known for using bullets in their designs, told WISN his company gave each of its employees a gift card with which to purchase a gun rather than hand them the weapon.

The workers took firearm safety classes before claiming their guns.

“For us, now, we have an entire armed staff,” he said. “I think that’s pretty good.”

Wolfgram wouldn’t think so if he were a maniac planning to shoot up the place.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 16 2018

De Blasio Administration Flounders in Snowstorm

Putting a screwball like Bill de Blasio in charge of New York City may not have any upsides, but it has more than enough downsides to compensate. Some of these become obvious when there is a snowstorm:

Infuriated parents lashed out at school officials for refusing to cancel classes on Friday — even after busloads of students didn’t get home until midnight or later because of the city’s slow response to the snowstorm.

It took kids as long as 8.5 hours to get home. Anyone who has tried commuting in the NYC area knows the time was not spent pleasantly. One mom complained that her 3-year-old was stuck on a bus for 6 hours.

Surprisingly, Marxist Mayor Bill de Blasio did not blame Donald Trump or anthropogenic climate change. Did he take responsibility? No, nothing that surprising. He blamed the weather forecast.

New Yorkers are annoyed, but not so annoyed that it will put a dent in de Blasio’s popularity. He is a rabid moonbat married to a Lesbian of Color, that’s the important thing. Just last year, he was reelected by a 2 to 1 margin, despite everything.

On tips from Sean C and Varla.

Nov 16 2018

Assaulted for Wearing MAGA Hat

Careful wearing a MAGA hat in public. They tend to set off liberal tolerance, which it is unsafe to get on the wrong side of:

Jonathan Sparks told KVOA he was walking through downtown Tucson the Saturday before Election Day to encourage people to vote for Republicans.

He was wearing a MAGA hat, which in a moonbat-infested town like Tucson is like waving a red flag in a stockyard.

He said he felt somebody from behind grab him by his hat and hair.

The assailant jumped on his ankle from behind, breaking it.

“Then, I heard the words ‘Hitler,’ ‘Nazi’ and ‘Trump.’ He was shouting things like that,” he continued. “He came over the top of me and over and over again, he hit me.”

Police arrested Daniel Zaroes Brito on robbery charges, presumably for stealing the hat. Aggravated assault charges ought to follow.

Stealing MAGA hats is SOP for moonbats. Last year, an SJW at UC Riverside was recorded not only refusing to return a stolen hat but attempting to turn in the owner to Student Life for the thought crime of wearing it, all the while spewing obscenities and moonbattery.

Earlier this year, Kino Jimenez was charged with felony theft after swiping a MAGA hat from a teenager in a San Antonio Whataburger. He also threw a drink in the kid’s face. But at least Jimenez refrained from fracturing his ankle.

“I think that intolerance to [Trump’s] ideology was the flame,” Sparks said.

Sparks with his hat was the spark that set it off.

Good thing he probably doesn’t work for NBC. He would be fired for wearing the hat.

Imagine the roles reversed. If Sparks were a minority attacked for supporting a Democrat, he would be a national celebrity by now. As it is, coverage of this incident has been minimal.

On a tip from TCS III.

Nov 16 2018

Harvey Milk Redux in Connecticut

Liberal demigod Harvey Milk (who has a street, a ship, a stamp, a movie, a holiday, and a Medal of Freedom in his honor) is far from the only Person of Politically Preferred Sexual Orientation to prey on troubled teenage boys. It goes on all over the country, not only in cesspools of degeneracy and depravity like Milk’s San Francisco, but even in small towns like Tolland, Connecticut:

Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into sexual relations with much older men.

Marino ended up getting himself killed in a police chase after a carjacking at age 26 in what might have been a version of suicide by cop.

In a handwritten note found years later in a raid on one of the suspected sex trafficking ring leader’s homes, Marino wrote he was angry, ashamed and disgusted at how he was taken advantage of. …

The case has illuminated what victims and advocates call the underreported scourge of male sex trafficking.

It is not only underreported but undertreated, despite the severe psychiatric damage it inflicts. There is an assumption that only females are victims of sexual abuse. Besides, we wouldn’t want to draw politically incorrect attention to the exceedingly unsavory aspects of gay subculture, which tends to focus its lustful attention on youth.

The suspects targeted teenage boys and young men who were developmentally disabled, mentally ill and addicted to drugs, police said. One of the defendants, Robert King, found some of his victims at drug rehab centers.

Sure sounds like the sainted Harvey Milk. I wonder if Robert King is in line for a street, a ship, a stamp, a movie, et cetera.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Nov 16 2018

Stormy Daniels Promotes Pornography at Oxford Union

The degradation of academia is complete. It would be hard to think of a more prestigious university than Oxford. The largest society at Oxford is the Oxford Union, which has hosted debates and speakers since 1823. Last night, Stormy Daniels spoke there before a “packed chamber.” She extolled the benefits of her line of work, pornography:

In her talk titled Sex, Guns & Other Fluff: How Porn Can Set You Free she said that porn stars must not be stigmatized for their work.

Porn is good according to liberal logic because women get paid more than men.

In other Stormy Daniels news, the ungracefully aging porn star addresses the issue of her lawyer Michael Avenatti being arrested Wednesday for felony domestic violence:

“If these allegations prove true, I will be seeking new representation.”

Oxford University has not hit rock bottom after all. Rock bottom is where Avenatti will be after he has been dumped by Stormy Daniels.

On a tip from Heckrules.

Nov 16 2018

Male LGBT Militants Demand Women Wax Their Genitals

Fiends like Stalin, Mao, Castro, and Pol Pot inflicted greater hardship, but they lacked the imagination to take tyranny to the humiliatingly intrusive levels we see under political correctness. In Canada, LGBT militants sue to force women to provide them with Brazilian wax jobs on the grounds that they too are women, if only in the grotesque funhouse dimensional of progressive ideology.

As noted previously, a transsexual bully shook down a waxing spa in Windsor. He raged when a woman declined to provide the highly intimate service,

claiming that his genitals are irrelevant to his gender, and that this Muslim woman should have absolutely no problem handling his penis, seeing that in his point of view, it was a female penis.

Then came a guy known only as J.Y.…

A transgender “woman” began calling spas in British Columbia, asking that they give him a “Manzillian” wax, and then taking careful note of those who refused. He then filed 16 human rights complaints against sixteen women who refused to handle his penis, claiming that he had been discriminated against. In fact, he claimed that having these women refuse to wax his genitals “really got to me…it hurts.”

Cower in fear when freakazoids brandish their anguish — especially in Canada, land of the Orwellian Human Rights Tribunals.

Adopting the pose of the belligerently oppressed pays cash benefits:

One of the estheticians, a single mom who works out of her home, already paid J.Y. $2,500 to withdraw his complaint so she could simply get on with her life. Two and a half grand, it turns out, is the amount of money that a single mom, seeing her livelihood threatened, has to pay to a man for not touching his genitals.

Paying extortion money out of court is easier in part because lawyers hesitate to take these cases, lest they be denounced as transphobes. Assuming the victims of transgender bullies can find someone to represent them, the legal expenses could bankrupt them.

Meanwhile, the #MeToo movement grinds its teeth over Brett Kavanaugh.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 16 2018

Fired from Comcast for Right of Center Views

There is a group in America that really is oppressed. You can get fired by major corporations like Comcast for belonging to it. That group is the right of center:

Comcast on Wednesday fired Andrew Kovalic, a 10-year employee who earlier this week became the target of a viral petition alleging that he is a member of a hate group.

They must mean something bad by “hate group,” like the American Nazi Party or the Ku Klux Klan, right? Not necessarily.

Kovalic was accused by a group of leftist thugs who call themselves the Media Mobilizing Project of being a member of a conservative men’s club, the Proud Boys. MMP circulated the petition demanding that he be fired. A total of 373 vindictive moonbats signed it, a paltry number in the age of social media.

The petition was apparently initiated in response to a We the People rally planned for Saturday in Philadelphia. Invited to attend are

“patriots, militia, constitution loving Americans” and those who are “pro good cop, pro ICE, pro law and order, pro life, pro American value, pro gun and anti illegal immigration.”

Clearly, such people do not deserve to have jobs. Imagine tolerating Constitution-loving Americans in the city where the Constitution was signed.

The organizers explicitly prohibit “any violence, racism, or display of hate.”

Not good enough. You have to be left-wing or you are a hater. The rally has been linked to the Proud Boys, which like organizations as anodyne as the Family Research Council has been denounced as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC is an actual hate group on the farthest fringes of the Left.

Other than accusing him of “disrespectful, offensive behavior,” Comcast would not say what justified the firing. Evidence against Kovalic may consist of him flashing the okay hand signal, which moonbats have been trolled by a 4Chan hoax (Operation O-KKK) into believing symbolizes white power:

At the instigation of radicals, the liberal establishment has joined in trying to shame people into conforming to leftism and drive anyone who stands firm underground. This exacerbates extremism far more than anything tweeted by Donald Trump. If the situation continues to degenerate, one day leftists may have real hate groups to contend with.

On a tip from Sean C.

Nov 15 2018

Open Thread

Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship. - Bruce Coville
Nov 15 2018

The Truth About the Immigrant Caravans

Since the “mainstream” media has succumbed completely to leftist advocacy journalism, if you want to find out what is really going on, you have to see the situation for yourself. Ami Horowitz investigated the immigrant caravans marching on the USA and discovered some salient facts:

1. Like other armies, this one is made up almost entirely of men, despite media attempts to portray the invaders as women and children.

2. They are not refugees; that is only a ploy to get into the country. They are coming for money.

3. The operation was professionally organized by the radical left at great expense.

4. The United Nations, which is largely financed by the USA, is complicit in this invasion of the USA.

5. The generous taxpayer-financed benefits the invaders expect to receive in the USA are a motivating factor.

6. Some of the invaders are bad hombres and prone to violence.

See for yourself:

Like any invasion, the objectives are financial and political. The only difference from a conventional military invasion is the weaponry. Instead of tanks and bombers, the international ultra-left has weaponized the otherwise useless helplessness of needy Third Worlders.

The current caravans are only the tip of the iceberg. If we do not learn quickly to fight this invasion with as much ruthlessness as we fought the Nazis and Imperial Japanese, we will be defeated by them. They will devour us like a locust swarm.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 15 2018

Showboating RINO Jeff Flake Gets Tough

Even the election of Arizona-denouncing moonbat Kirsten Sinema as Arizona Senator has a silver lining, besides reminding us that the progressive 17th Amendment needs repealing. She has her flaws, as has been documented here at length. But Sinema could be an improvement on the RINO she is replacing, John McCain’s Mini-Me, Jeff Flake. Even if her recent moderate posture is for real, she will still vote with the Democrats more often than Flake has. But at least when she slips the knife in, it won’t be in the back:

Flake said Wednesday that he won’t vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

Nobody is going to fire Mueller. If that were going to happen, it would have long ago. The longer his tedious dog and pony show runs, the more obvious it is that there was no Russian collusion of any significance, only a great deal of vengefulness on the part of sore loser Democrats.

However, the idea that Mueller will be tyrannically silenced lest he reveal Trump’s shocking treachery is a key aspect of the liberal narrative. Flake is happy to help prop it up.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell nixed a vote because the legislation is unnecessary theater, since no one is shutting down Mueller’s investigation despite the fishing expedition’s increasingly evident absurdity. So Flake gets tough:

Flake, who retires in January, said he wouldn’t vote to confirm judges on the Senate floor or to advance them out of committee until there was a vote on the Mueller bill.

John McCain would be proud.

You think Jim Acosta knows how to showboat? Jeff Flake knows how to showboat.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Nov 15 2018

Cannibalism in South Africa

As South Africa is decolonized, indigenous culture marvelously blossoms. No one should be too surprised that this includes cannibalism.

Traditional healer Nino Mbatha walked into a police station in Estcourt and produced a human hand from within a pink school bag, leading to a murder investigation…

Mbatha and his co-accused Lungisani Magubane‚ Khayelihle Lamula and a fourth man Thembiso Sithole – all 32 – were charged with the murder of a local woman, Zanele Hlatswayo. Sithole however died in prison this year.

I wonder if that’s where Trump got the term “sithole countries.”

Mbatha … led police to a one-room house where he alleged that he was being held captive, forced to eat human flesh and create muti that would bring fortune.

In the house were found what appeared to be an ear, jaws, and a bucket full of intestines. Muti is a term for “traditional medicine” in southern Africa — i.e., witchdoctor activities.

South Africa should not hog all the indigenous cultural vivaciousness. We need to import more “refugees” from failed states in Africa so as to become more multiculturally enriched.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and 1-Bodhisattva.

Nov 15 2018

Texas Needs Your Help

This is a time for all Americans to pull together and help Texas. People have been freezing there.

In Houston:

Houston has recorded [its] earliest snowfall ever observed — and not just by a day or two but by 10 days! The previous earliest trace snow was November 23rd, 1979. … [T]his is like getting a freeze in Boston in August.

In San Antonio:

San Antonio reached a low of 23 degrees at the airport [Wednesday] morning, which tied for the fourth-coldest November low temperature on record. The only colder temperatures were recorded in 1976 and 1886, and both were later in the month.

The cold weather also broke daily records on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures are letting up slightly, but remain low. Tonight’s forecast low for San Antonio is 39°, compared to a historic average of 50°. For Houston, tonight’s forcast low of 41° contrasts with a historic average of 52°.

Texans aren’t used to this kind of cold in November. Do your part to alleviate the suffering. Take an extra ride in your SUV. Leave a few lights on, and be sure to use regular incandescent bulbs if you can find them. Put some ranch dressing on your food. According to the media, these activities will help raise temperatures.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Nov 15 2018

Oceans May Not Be Coming to a Boil After All

At this point, the only reasonable option is to panic. Scientists have discovered that over the past 25 years, oceans have absorbed 60% more heat than previously thought! According to the scientists, this means we have less time than we knew to suppress greenhouse gas emissions like hitherto harmless CO2.

Sell your house at once while you can still get something for it. Head for high ground before the seas rise from melting ice. The heat will be lethal, so go north. Maybe in the mountains of Alaska the last humans might hold out for a few more years…

Oh wait. Never mind:

Two weeks after the high-profile study was published in the journal Nature, its authors have submitted corrections to the publication. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, home to several of the researchers involved, also noted the problems in the scientists’ work and corrected a news release on its website, which previously had asserted that the study detailed how the Earth’s oceans “have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought.”

Typically of global warming research that produces hysterical findings, the researchers did not adequately address the uncertainty in their measurements.

As a result, the findings suffer from too much doubt to definitively support the paper’s conclusion about how much heat the oceans have absorbed over time.

The flaws in the research were discovered by independent British researcher Nicholas Lewis, who revealed them in a blog post. Lewis said of the ballyhooed paper by establishment researchers from around the world led by Laure Resplandy of Princeton University, “it’s fairly obvious it didn’t make sense.”

Funny how errors are always in favor of anthropogenic global warming being a terrible catastrophe that justifies taxes and regulations on a life-altering scale.

An inquisitive researcher ought to look into the likely correlation between government grant money received and the severity of the prognostications of doom that are produced in return for it.

On a tip from Lyle.

Nov 15 2018

LGBT Caravan Invades

What do you get when you cross The Camp of the Saints with a San Francisco bathhouse? The LGBT caravan! Here it comes:

The front line of what [any reasonable person would acknowledge as an] “invasion” has arrived at the U.S. border — dozens of lesbian, gay and transgender asylum seekers from Central America.

Any pretext will do when it comes to invading the USA, including having the LGBT card to play.

Small groups have split off from the main Central American caravan moving north through Mexico, and they are made up of people fleeing an array of dangers and difficulties: Guatemalans leaving behind poverty, Hondurans escaping gang violence, Nicaraguans running from a harsh political crackdown. The groups have also become a refuge for those persecuted because of their sexual orientation.

Whatever a Third Worlder’s alleged problem may be, the solution is simple: illegally cross the US border and climb aboard the gravy train.

The LGBT invaders bleat piteously that they are oppressed by the other invaders, who fail to revere their sexual diversity and even call them “ugly names.”

Certainly, you would not object to your country being invaded by an army of Central American welfare colonists who are sexual deviants. That would make you not only a nationalist, a xenophobe, and a racist but also a homophobe and a transphobe. Such a person would not dare go out in public for fear of being set upon by an angry liberal mob.

Already the LGBT caravan invaders have been climbing the fence…

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Nov 15 2018

Michael Avenatti Busted for Felony Domestic Violence

Michael Avenatti, the creepy porn lawyer who unsuccessfully sued Trump on behalf of sleazy celluloid seductress Stormy Daniels, has encountered an obstacle on his path to the Democrat presidential nomination. Previously he had served as a valiant warrior on behalf of #MeToo mania by representing Julie Swetnick as she made outlandish claims of sexual abuse involving straight arrow Brett Kavanaugh (there may be criminal consequences for the lies Swetnick told). But now Avenatti has been arrested for felony domestic violence against a woman:

Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised” with “red marks” on both cheeks.

The scene was a swank apartment building in Century City, Los Angeles.

We’re told Wednesday afternoon the woman was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, sobbing and screaming on the phone, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”

We’re told security brought her inside the building, took her upstairs and Michael showed up 5 minutes later and ran into the building. He screamed repeatedly, “She hit me first.”

This knight in shining armor would be a perfect leader for the party of Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy. But already the Vermont Democratic Party is canceling events scheduled with Avenatti, even though he is out on bail.

Ironically, Avenatti had been barking about pursuing criminal assault charges against Tucker Carlson on behalf of another of his unsavory clients. The charges suit Avenatti himself much better.

On a tip from Byron.

Nov 15 2018

Kids as Pawns of LGBT Agenda

Barack Obama is blessedly gone, at least from the White House. Yet the twisted LGBT agenda he imposed on public schools marches forward:

A Florida school district allowed a self-described transgender female student regular access to the boys’ locker room, with no advance warning to the boys or their parents.

In this case, “transgender female” means she really is female, but has declared herself to be male.

The first time she walked in, she caught “boys (literally) with their pants down, causing them embarrassment and concern by the fact that they had been observed changing by an obvious girl,” says a complaint letter to Pasco County School District from Liberty Counsel, a pro-bono constitutional law firm.

With a “gag order,” school administrators forbade teachers from talking about the change, and ordered a male P.E. teacher to supervise the potentially undressed girl in the Chasco Middle School locker room, the letter says. When he refused to “knowingly place himself in a position to observe a minor female in the nude or otherwise in a state of undress,” administrators told him “he will be transferred to another school as discipline for ‘not doing your job in the locker room.’”

The coach was told that his intolerance would “not be tolerated” and was initially threated with administrative leave — for refusing to witness a naked schoolgirl. To be more exact, he was punished for refusing to pretend that the naked schoolgirl had been magically transformed into a boy by liberal ideology.

Parents still don’t know what’s going on at the school. Meanwhile, the girl still has access to private male facilities.

Evidently this situation is representative of what has been going on across the country, as innocent children are reduced to pawns on behalf of progressives’ sick agenda without their parents’ knowledge.

This has resulted in the sort of incidents any reasonably intelligent person would expect:

Last year in a Georgia public school, a five-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a “gender-fluid” male classmate in the school bathroom after a transgender policy allowed him access. He allegedly pushed her against the wall and repeatedly jammed his fingers into her genitals while she struggled. The district refuses to believe the alleged victim and the mother has pulled her daughter from the school, which never notified her of the incident and maintains its bathroom policy.

Believe all women, the moonbats bark. Except when it impedes their social engineering schemes.

What about guys exploiting this lunacy to invade the girls’ locker room? CNN’s Chris Cuomo weighed in on the topic last year, after the Trump Administration rolled back Obama’s tyrannical decree that students could use the private facilities of the opposite sex, placing the matter in the hands of the states:

Cuomo … engaged with numerous users on Twitter, explaining that he believes forcing students to use the bathroom that matches their gender at birth is intolerant. …

One Twitter user … asked Cuomo to respond to a 12-year-old girl who “doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room.”

Cuomo called such an attitude a “problem” and wondered if she is not the issue but “her overprotective and intolerant dad.”

“Teach tolerance,” Cuomo added.

Intolerance of indecent exposure will not be tolerated in utopia.

If Chris Cuomo and the rest of the moonbat establishment make you sick, that is because they are sick.

On tips from CNNPC and Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 14 2018

Open Thread

Bureaucracies are designed to perform public business. But as soon as a bureaucracy is established, it develops an autonomous spiritual life and comes to regard the public as its enemy. - Brooks Atkinson
Nov 14 2018

Enemy of Capitalism: Crony Capitalism

New York City is paying Amazon $48,000 in tax incentives per job created to place one of its new headquarters in Queens, plus a helipad, even as NYC’s infrastructure crumbles into ruin. That is hardly the extent of Jeff Bezos’s crony capitalism. John Stossel explains how he exploits the demented minimum wage moonbattery spouted by Marxist blowhards like Bernie Sanders to cripple his competitors, meanwhile replacing his own workers with robots:

On tips from Sean C and Lyle.

Nov 14 2018

Opinion Rhapsody

With Bohemian Rhapsody in the theaters, now is a good time to update the Queen song of that name with something more relevant in the hyperpolarized age of social media — Opinion Rhapsody:

On a tip from Kate P. Hat tip: Chicks on the Right.

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