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Dec 03 2020

Open Thread

The more heavily the government regulates the market, the more competition is impeded. - Alex Kozinski
Dec 02 2020

Fifteen Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship With Your Government

Whatever you do, stay out of abusive relationships. In the video below, psychologist Richard Schulman lists a few signs that you have become trapped in one. An abusive partner…

1. Stops you from seeing friends and family;

2. Won’t let you go out without permission;

3. Tells you what to wear;

4. Monitors your phone and emails;

5. Controls your finances;

6. Controls what you read, watch, and say;

7. Monitors everything you do;

8. Punishes you for breaking rules that keep changing;

9. Tells you the abuse is for your own good;

10. Pretends to know better;

11. Doesn’t allow you to question;

12. Tells you that you’re crazy and no one agrees with you;

13. Calls you names and shames you;

14. Gaslights you, attempting to change your memory of events; and

15. Plays the victim when things go wrong.

If all this sounds familiar, you might be thinking of our relationship with Big Government under COVID-19 tyranny.

On a tip from seaoh.

Dec 02 2020

Crackdown on Lockdown-Defying Staten Island Bar

Despite the defunding craze, progressives only want to degrade the police, not abolish them. Without police, how can you have a police state like the one that is taking hold in New York? Thanks to ChiCom virus hysteria, the gloves are coming off:

The New York City Sheriff’s Department raided a Staten Island bar Tuesday night, shutting down the business and arresting one of its owners after the bar continued regular operation despite coronavirus lockdown measures.

Mac’s Public House had declared itself an “autonomous zone” and thereby not subject to Andrew Cuomo’s arbitrary coronavirus decrees. As we saw in Seattle, when hooligans occupy property that does not belong to them in the name of leftist ideology, authorities leave them to it for weeks on end. Business owners trying to make a living are treated differently.

The bar is located inside an “orange zone,” which, under the health guidelines, means that it is limited to offering outdoor dining and takeout and delivery services only.

Outdoor dining in New York City in December is not going to keep many businesses afloat.

When Danny Presti, who co-owns the establishment with Keith McAlarney, wouldn’t cooperate, he was taken away in handcuffs.

Too bad they didn’t think to spray the window with Black Lives Matter graffiti and bring in a statue of George Washington to smash. Orders would have come down to leave them alone.

The bar had already been subjected to thousands of dollars in fines and had its state liquor license revoked in the days prior.

Authoritarianism doesn’t work unless nails that stand up get hammered down.

Mac’s had been attempting to skirt lockdown restrictions and circumvent their licenses being revoked by offering food and beverages for free while asking patrons for donations.

It’s hard to get off on a technicality when the crime is not so much selling food and drink as it is the owners’ defiant attitude.

Greg Kelly provides a platform to Staten Island’s COVID criminals:

They couldn’t find the manpower to keep Black Lives Matter riots from getting out of hand, but the authorities sure have Mac’s Public House under control.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 02 2020

Quota Craze Escalates

Having liberals in charge means mandated diversity — that is, systematic discrimination against whites, men, and those who do not publicly announce that they indulge in sexual deviancy. It means quotas.

Not all liberal tyranny is imposed by Big Government. Wall Street — which gave five times as much to Biden as to Trump, despite Biden’s Marxist rhetoric — can impose quotas on its own:

Nasdaq, the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would mandate listed companies to have a minimum of two “diverse directors,” including one who “self-identifies as female and one who self-identifies as either an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ+.”

Meritocracy is no good because it discriminates against the unqualified. So our liberal ruling class is replacing it with an identity caste system that places hated white male heterosexuals at the bottom.

This form of bigotry will degenerate into total farce when normal white guys start “self-identifying” as gender-queer female Eskimos so as to keep their jobs.

The practice of requiring a quota for preferred sexual orientations and racial groups could run afoul of U.S. laws prohibiting discrimination based on race and sex.

That’s why it is so important that Democrats win the Georgia races and take control of the Senate. Then Harris I mean Biden can pack the Supreme Court. Laws will no longer be an obstacle to progress.

The rule would let foreign companies off easier than U.S. companies. Foreign companies would be able to fill the quota with two female directors, ignoring the requirement for an underrepresented racial minority or LGBTQ+ director.

Liberals are always more favorably disposed toward foreign countries, particularly hostile ones. For details, refer to Joe Biden’s foreign policy.

Companies that do not meet the quota would be forced to explain why they did not have directors with the preferred racial and sexual identities.

Not being able to find enough tokens who can compete on merit is unlikely to be accepted as an explanation. Companies will have to create dummy seats, paying people lavishly just to sit there and be diverse so that NASDAQ can impress us all with its devotion to coercive Cultural Marxism.

The announcement of the proposal included an endorsement by Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Once, the ACLU at least pretended to defend liberty. Now it openly advocates companies being forced to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, and sexuality.

NASDAQ’s President Nelson Griggs isn’t the only one who thinks candidates should be chosen by race:

House Majority Whip and South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn said in national media interviews this week he wants President-elect Joe Biden to appoint more Black people to prominent positions in the administration, Clyburn’s office confirmed.

Wonderful idea. Belligerently discriminating against people who aren’t black will end divisiveness and unite America.

Biden received 90% of the black vote. His constituents expect favoritism at everyone else’s expense. That’s how the identity politics game is played.

The quota craze isn’t limited to the USA. Consider the British government’s leftist propaganda service:

BBC Studios, the largest producer of content in Great Britain, is imposing a 20 percent diversity quota on all new productions…

The studio announced the quotas on Monday, saying in a press release that the new “inclusion rider” is effective immediately and will apply to on-screen talent and well as behind-the-scenes staff on all new BBC and third-party U.K. commissions. The rider targets so-called “BAME” individuals — black, Asian, minority ethnic people, as well as the disabled and low-income individuals.

Those in charge don’t need to worry that content produced by people chosen on the basis of politically favored identity rather than talent will degrade the quality of the output. Quality is to be judged according to quotas.

Society is not transformed by quotas alone:

“These initiatives are by no means a magic bullet and we’re also doing a lot of work on culture and education to make our teams more inclusive,” Ralph Lee, BBC Studios’ director of content, said in a statement.

You didn’t think the Cultural Marxist propaganda was going to let up, did you? Without a relentless barrage of brainwashing, the people being discriminated against might start to push back. One day, they might even grow bold enough to advance their own interests.

On tips from WDS, Chuck A, and ABC of the ANC.

Dec 02 2020

Paul Krugman Mans the Memory Hole

Like they say, under leftism, the future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing. Iconic New York Times columnist Paul Krugman just coughed up a whopper that requires erasing whole years of recent history.

Krugman assumes Biden will be inaugurated, and lies that “he will immediately be confronted with an unprecedented challenge” in that he will be “the first modern U.S. president trying to govern in the face of an opposition that refuses to accept his legitimacy.”

Never mind the “selected not elected” crap they used to undermine GWB for his entire first term. What about the past 4 years, during which the Democrat Party/MSM relentlessly proclaimed that Trump was illegitimate because of the debunked Russian conspiracy hoax?

Byron York quotes Hillary Clinton:

“He [Trump] knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton told CBS’s “60 Minutes” on September 29, 2019.

Prominent Dem Rep Jerrold Nadler called Trump illegitimate too. So did holy civil rights saint John Lewis. So did Joe Biden. So did Jimmy Carter. So did Paul Krugman himself, who honked in January 2017,

“Is it O.K., morally and politically, to declare the man about to move into the White House illegitimate? Yes, it is. In fact, it’s an act of patriotism.”

It is never pleasant watching progressives try to use the word “patriotism.”

Now Krugman proclaims that “Democrats never said Donald Trump was illegitimate.” Why tell such an obvious lie? Because as York says, it “encourages a sense of grievance.” When their guy is in office, being called illegitimate makes him a victim. Victims have moral authority, provided they are people liberals like.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 02 2020

Newspeak Dictionary Purge

A major purge of the Newspeak Dictionary has been announced:

Students at Manchester University have demanded that the word “black” when used as a negative expression such as the word “blackmail” should be banned because it is “divisive.”

Woke militants who insist on framing every aspect of existence in the context of their Cultural Marxist ideology, the purpose of which is turn people against each other mainly on the basis of race, cannot stand for anything to be divisive.

“Blackmail” isn’t the only word to be deleted in this purge:

[T]he university’s student union demanded that “any other use of the word ‘black’ as an adjective to express negative connotations” should be banned in research papers, lecture slides, and books published by professors.

Rather than banning the many words and phrases with negative connotations that include the syllable “black,” it would be easier to forbid us from calling blacks “blacks.” This will happen anyway, for the same reason we are no longer allowed to say “Negro” unless referring to the United Negro College Fund.

Briefly, it was sufficient to capitalize “Black” to express obsequiousness, but then people started capitalizing “White” for consistency, contra Associated Press, defeating the purpose. Making us call blacks something other than “blacks” will reinforce that the social engineers can bend everyone’s language to their will.

“African Americans” is a suitable replacement term. It is of dubious accuracy, since most American blacks don’t even have an ancestor who has set foot in Africa in the past 200 years, and blacks in Europe are neither African nor American. Also, at seven syllables, it is too long to be spoken naturally. Merely pronouncing the term demonstrates a willingness to engage in absurdity out of deference to political correctness.

But before they can forbid us to call blacks “blacks,” they must forbid us to say “blackmail,” “blacklist,” “black sheep,” “black hole,” et cetera, ad nauseam. Then they will forbid us from using any term that casts the word “white” in a positive light (e.g., “white lie,” “white knight”). Only after these proscriptions have been imposed will the term “African American” be made mandatory. This will allow for maximum imposition on the way we talk.

Dec 02 2020

Open Thread

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. - Marion Barry

On a tip from Chuck A.

Dec 01 2020

This Is Why They Want to Go Cashless

Utopia will be cashless. Why is abolishing money on the liberal wish list? Sarah Corriher explains below. As with all things progressive, it has to do with suppressing dissident thought and exerting absolute control.

On a tip from Lyle.


For those having trouble getting the BitChute video to play, here’s the YouTube version:

Dec 01 2020

The First Word of the Headline Is a Lie

There is no excuse for taking anything the liberal media establishment says at face value, in light of its propensity to brazenly lie. Consider this headline, from NBC2 in Fort Myers, Florida:

Woman Stabs Venice Man With Machete in Attempt to Steal His Wife

From the story:

According to a report from the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Alana Gibson drove from the state of Maine to Venice, Florida in hopes of running away with the victim’s wife. …

Gibson broke a window to get into the Venice home, then used a machete to … stab the man multiple times. While Gibson was stabbing him, the man’s wife attempted to stop the slashing. Gibson then choked the woman she was there to whisk away.

It is mentioned only in passing, in the middle of the report, that Alana Gibson is a “transgender woman.” That is, he is not a woman, despite the headline and the use of feminine pronouns. He looks like this:

However, according to liberal doctrine, men are literally women so long as they fashionably say they identify as women, and transsexuals don’t tend to have mental problems.

As noted at Breitbart,

The misidentification of suspects’ sex is increasingly common in media reports of crime — even when there is a video of the alleged crimes. The cause is unclear, but journalists’ organizations have allied with transgender groups to promote the claim that a person’s self-declared gender overrides their male or female sex.

If they will tell absurd lies that can easily be disproven just by looking at the video that accompanies the story, the likelihood is not high that they report accurately when we are reliant on their word for the details.

The media isn’t alone in lying brazenly. The entire liberal establishment is involved in gaslighting us into an alternate reality. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes Gibson’s arrest under the title, “Woman Charged With Attempted Murder Following Break-In,” also lying from the very first word. The story uses feminine pronouns for Gibson and does not even hint at the truth by referring to him as a “transsexual woman.” A casual reader might think that the mugshot of Gibson with a 5 o’clock shadow was placed there by mistake.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 01 2020

Joe Biden Is Coming for Your Guns

The liberal establishment sold the public a pig in a poke. Biden refused to answer even such basic questions as whether he would destroy the independent judiciary by packing the Supreme Court. But we do know one thing: Biden has always been opposed to the right of the American people to defend themselves. Embracing tyrannical antigun zealots like Robert Francis O’Rourke and Kamala Harris confirms that this has not changed.

In the video below, Liz Wheeler warns of what Biden et al. will come after first: America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15, and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Future sales will likely be banned. As for the many millions of AR-15s and modern magazines already in circulation, they will either be confiscated or registered for future confiscation; financial penalties will be inflicted on the owners.

On tips from Lyle and KirklesWorth.

Dec 01 2020

Rick Wilson Vents His Spleen

How much does former “Republican” Rick Wilson of the Daily Beast and the Lincoln Project hate deplorables — i.e., regular Americans? He is as glad to tell you as he is delighted at the idea of cognitively dysfunctional DC Swamp veteran Joe Biden becoming POTUS:

The dark is rising for Trump’s sycophants, toadies and enablers. Their tough-guy acts and [expletive deleted]-your-feelings [expletive deleted]-talk have become a furious whine of complaints and recriminations as a toxic slurry of rage and despair has left a stinging bile in the back of their throats that won’t go away. Trump lost, and they can’t spin their way past it.

The dark is rising, and Wilson loves it. Biden campaigned on the promise of a “dark winter.” The bad guys are breaking out the champaign.

The charming Wilson compares his country to a prostitute:

America is watching [Republicans] experiencing a combination of fury and humiliation as Trump heads to the door before even dropping the cash on the nightstand.

Thanks go to Wilson for helping us to understand how anyone could wish for a Joe Biden presidency. Petty spite is a powerful motivator among some people.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 01 2020

Let Them Eat Weeds

Our globalist moonbat overlords not only want us to eat insects, they also want us to eat weeds. From the World Economic Forum:

Finding new plant-based foods is becoming increasingly urgent with the world’s population forecast to grow by two billion in the next 30 years. While farming animals for meat generates 14.5% of total global greenhouse emissions, weeds capture carbon from the atmosphere and can therefore help to control climate change.

Eating a normal human diet makes it be too warm out according to progressive doctrine, so we must find alternatives.

Five advantages of eating weeds are listed: (1) they are easy to grow; (2) some contain nutrients; (3) like everything else, our diet needs diversity; (4) you can learn about soil from what weeds grow from it; and best of all (5) weeds taste great, according to the author.

Another benefit is the low price of weeds. Many can be had for free. The next time a panhandler approaches your car at a stoplight, point to the tasty and nutritious weeds sprouting up through cracks in the pavement and tell him, “Bon appétit!”

Most details of life after the Great Reset remain a mystery, but at least we have a good idea what will be on the menu for those of us who don’t hobnob at Davos: bugs and weeds.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Dec 01 2020

Andrew Cuomo Puts Screws to Police

Black Lives Matter riots don’t produce smoldering ruins of police stations like they did a few months ago, but the War on Cops continues, driven by pandering leftist politicians like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

Cuomo on Sunday said he is looking at closing a loophole that could allow a cop accused of misconduct in one police department to get a new job at a different department.

These days, you don’t have to look far to find leftist hooligans eager to make accusations of misconduct.

The governor, in a conference call with reporters, cited a report from the Times Union about an ex-cop in East Greenbush who was allowed to keep his law enforcement certification — even after being accused [of] making inappropriate sexual advances toward women he met while on-duty.

Matthew C. Wyld was suspended and then resigned, though he was never served with a formal notice of discipline. He applied for other law enforcement jobs, but didn’t get one and currently is “not in the police field.”

But this probably isn’t about Wyld. More likely, it is about pandering to the leftist mob as New York City degenerates into a violent hellscape.

If Democrats continue making life miserable for police, soon the only people who will to take the job will be goons like Dim from A Clockwork Orange. This will help prop up the liberal narrative, by resulting in incidents of police violence that will be blamed on “systemic racism.”

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 01 2020

Open Thread

Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff. - Mariah Carey

On a tip from Chuck A.

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