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Nov 12 2019

Why Virginia Went Blue

You might say that Virginia is the cradle of American liberty. It produced the three greatest of the Founding Fathers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Yet today, Virginia has fallen under the control of a party vehemently opposed to everything the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us.

Authoritarian Democrats control both chambers of the legislature. Governor Ralph Northam is best described as a cross between a tyrant and a mollusk. He has called for the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens — an outrage no true Virginian would tolerate.

In 2000, Virginians went Republican for President, both Senate seats, Governor, Lt Governor, and Attorney General. Now they vote Democrat for all of these offices. Just last election, Republicans controlled the State Senate and State House. Now Democrats control both.

In part, the fall of Virginia was brought about by the Debt Star spilling into the suburbs. In part, it is because the Democrat strategy for reducing America to a single-party nation is succeeding.

From the New York Times, flagship publication of the Democrat Party:

Once the heart of the confederacy, Virginia is now the land of Indian grocery stores, Korean churches and Diwali festivals. The state population has boomed — up by 38 percent since 1990, with the biggest growth in densely settled suburban areas like South Riding. One in 10 people eligible to vote in the state were born outside the United States, up from one in 28 in 1990. It is also significantly less white.

Virginia only became purple recently. Now it is blue. Every state in the union will follow if mass immigration is not brought under control.

California established the template. Not a single Republican holds statewide office in the state that gave us Ronald Reagan, now that mass immigration has reduced whites to minority status.

This is why Democrats like Joe Biden crow victoriously about whites becoming a minority in America. It goes far deeper than skin color. When we are replaced, our traditions are replaced. Among those traditions are the fundamental liberties that can no longer be taken for granted.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

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Nov 12 2019

LA Derelict Attacks With Diarrhea

Just how filthy a place is moonbattery-rotted Los Angeles? Heidi Van Tassel could tell you. She was getting into her car near the Walk of Fame when a homeless man ran toward her across Hollywood Boulevard. KNBC tells the rest:

Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood after having a pleasant evening out with friends at an authentic Thai restaurant. Suddenly a man randomly pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head, Van Tassel said and public records confirm.

“It was diarrhea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes,” Van Tassel said. “Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month.”

At least justice was done…

The man who attacked her, identified in court records as Jere Blessings, was charged with battery and taken to jail. Blessings was described as a transient with “schizophrenia and psychotic disorders,” records show.

…or maybe not:

Blessings got help, but only for two months. He was sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues, and released in August.

Blessings may be psychotic, but he is probably not so out of touch with reality as to think he would receive any significant punishment. Sociopaths have good reason to grow ever bolder as California incrementally decriminalizes criminal behavior.

Another reason homeless lunatics are making Left Coast cities unlivable is that the liberals in charge are spending massive amounts of other people’s money to “solve” the problem by subsidizing it.

On tips from Kate P, Varla, and Sean C.

Nov 12 2019

Supreme Court Sounds Death Knell for Gun Rights

Only witless thugs like Ralph Northam, Beto O’Rourke, and Greg Swalwell are crude enough to risk armed resistance by attempting to impose direct confiscation of firearms in flagrant violation of the US Constitution. The time to drop the mask that disguises raw despotism is after the American public has been disarmed, not before. Accomplishing this task will be done by devious rather than direct means. After the “mainstream” media, the second favorite tool of the soft tyrant is the lawsuit.

Via the Jerusalem Post:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington Arms Co’s bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre…

The emotions stirred by Sandy Hook guarantee a jackpot judgment that will put Remington out of operation.

The justices turned away Remington’s appeal of a ruling by Connecticut’s top court to let the lawsuit proceed despite a federal law that broadly shields firearms manufacturers from liability when their weapons are used in crimes.

Another advantage of looting gun manufacturers and retailers into oblivion rather than attempting to ban guns outright is that a large percentage of the money acquired by trial lawyers is funneled back into the Democrat Party to keep the skids greased.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 12 2019

Liberals Glorify Savage Aztecs

Is there a limit to how much evil barbarity the liberal establishment will embrace to advance its jihad against Western Civilization? There is not. Propagandists are even rehabilitating possibly the most demonic regime ever to exist. It was imposed on Mexico by the Aztecs until Hernán Cortés brought civilization from afar, putting an end to the pointless, industrial-scale butchery that had caused natives of the region to subsist in terror.

NPR uses its taxpayer subsidy to attack the West by promoting the malicious excretions of revisionist historian Matthew Restall:

In When Montezuma Met Cortés, Restall … says Cortés was a “mediocrity” with little personal impact on the unfolding of events and refocuses on complex territorial battles between the Aztecs and their rivals.

Stop right there. Hernán Cortés conquered an entire empire with nothing but 500 tired troops, his wits, and sheer nerve, thereby putting an end to genocide. Of all the obscene lies that are passed off as history by progressives, calling Cortés a “mediocrity” is among the most outlandish. If you want to find mediocrity, look among the murine apparatchiks comprising the liberal establishment in places like academia and NPR.

For history more awe-inspiring than any fiction, read about the exploits of Cortés in History of the Conquest of Mexico by W.H. Prescott. Yes, Cortés played the natives off against each other. That’s what I mean by using his wits. It doesn’t change the fact that he conquered Mexico against astronomical odds. He belongs in a class with Alexander the Great.

Getting back to NPR’s corrosive moonbattery,

Spanish testimony portrayed the Aztecs and other Indigenous groups in the Americas as uncivilized, savage barbarians. But continued excavation of the Great Temple and Tenochtitlán has helped change that perception.

The Aztecs enslaved people from hundreds of miles around and dragged them into Tenochtitlán to have their still-beating hearts publicly ripped out of their chests by the thousands per year to appease evil gods. They indulged in ritual cannibalism. They had not mastered the concept of the wheel. But it would politically incorrect to call these uncivilized, savage barbarians “uncivilized, savage barbarians.”

“Tenochtitlán was a huge city,” says [archaeologist Raúl Barrera Rodríguez]. “It had public institutions, a whole system of government, public servants, schools, public services — it was a totally organized city.”

If only NPR’s liberal readers could learn from this that bureaucracies do not make you civilized.

Hold on — here’s where cultural relativism lurches into the realm of nightmare:

In 2017, Barrera’s team uncovered the Huey Tzompantli, a tower of human skulls that was a monument to the Aztecs’ highest deity, Huitzilopochtli, the god of war and the sun. The conquistadors described a terrifying satanic sight. It was precisely the opposite for Aztecs.

“It is important to understand the worldview of the Aztecs,” says Barrera. “The tzompantli was about giving life.”

Towers of human skulls, amassed by murdering innocent victims, are all about giving life. It just depends on your point of view — and if you take the point of view of Western Civilization, you are a bad person, who wears xenophobic blinders and cares not for the plight of the oppressed.

This provides an idea of what NPR et al find preferable to Western Civilization:

Before sacrifices could be offered to Tlaloc, the ground had to be wetted with human tears, usually the tears of children, whose fingernails would be pulled off by Aztec priests to make them cry before they were slaughtered.

The idol of Huitzilopochtli … was made from amaranth seeds and held together with honey and human blood…

The idol was built every year and decorated with rich garments and a golden mask during the festival of Panquetzaliztli, which was held on the winter solstice in honor of the birth of Huitzilopochtli. At the end of the festival, the idol was broken apart and eaten, and sacrificial victims, covered in blue body paint and arrayed in the costume of the god, had their hearts cut out.

The Aztecs weren’t the only pre-Columbian barbarians to behave like this. As noted earlier, savages ritually murdered children in massive numbers in faraway Peru so as to improve the weather. Let’s hope this does not shed any light on what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Green New Deal meant by using “indigenous wisdom” to prevent the climate from fluctuating.

On tips from Kate P.

Nov 12 2019

GLAAD Demands 20% of TV Characters Be LGBT

The LGBT militants at GLAAD have issued a demand. They insist that one in five television characters be conspicuous perverts by the year 2025. No doubt this directive will meet with the usual obsequious compliance.

From a GLAAD publication entitled “Where We Are on TV: 2019-2020”:

GLAAD is calling on the industry to ensure that 20 percent of series regular characters on primetime scripted broadcast series are LGBTQ by 2025. Further, we would challenge all platforms to make sure that within the next two years, half of LGBTQ characters on every platform are people of color. While broadcast has actually hit this mark two years in a row, cable and streaming have yet to reach this goal.

The 20% quota may seem outrageous, when you consider that despite the relentless encouragement of youth to embrace sexual perversion, social engineers have only recently pushed the percentage of the US population that identifies as LGBT up to 4.5%.

However, the demand is not so preposterous when you consider that blacks only make up 13% of the population, yet comprise at least half of the faces seen in television commercials.

Sexual deviants are as oppressed as blacks right? If you don’t think so, you are a homophobe and a transphobe. If you do think so, you must agree they deserve the same share of the cultural spoils.

In utopia, everyone on television with be both black and homosexual. Only then can we completely eradicate whiteness and heteronormativity.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Now the End Begins.

Nov 12 2019

Parenting in the Age of Moonbattery

Someone summed up parenting in the Age of Moonbattery in a single image. Via Daily Political Newswire:

Note that this was not posted by some random lunatic with a degree in gender studies and lots of facial piercings, but by Parents magazine.

From the caption:

I told him [Eli, the kid in the picture] that SOME women, SOME non binary people and SOME men have periods. It was easy for him to accept as he hadn’t had to unlearn the engrained societal norm but if a 4 year old can grasp it I’m sure most of us can have a crack at unlearning transphobic/misinformed norms and open our minds… ya think?

Little Eli must have only the vaguest idea what a period is, but he knows that men can have them. How convenient that he doesn’t have to unlearn the “transphobic/misinformed norms” previously known as biology.

On a tip from Kate P.

Nov 12 2019

Open Thread

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for me to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed or enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. - Ayn Rand
Nov 11 2019

Anthem Veterans Memorial

Among the noteworthy attractions here in the Phoenix metropolitan area is the Anthem Veterans Memorial. Via 'Nox & Friends:

At exactly 11:11 AM every Veterans Day (11/11), the sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veterans Memorial in Arizona to shine through the ellipses of the five marbled pillars representing each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating the Great Seal of the United States.

Keeping with the 11 theme, the monument opened on 11/11/2011. More on this admirably creative tribute to veterans from Arizona Capitol Television:

On a tip from DM.

Nov 11 2019

Border Patrol Subjected to CAIR Propaganda

It would have been nice if the federal Islamopandering had ended with the Obama Administration. But the dhimmi moonbattery runs deep. Stand by for some crowing from CAIR-Chicago:

On Tuesday, October 15th, CAIR-Chicago Deputy Director & Counsel Sufyan Sohel facilitated a training and discussion with officers of the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol at their offices near O’Hare International Airport. Sufyan gave an overview of Islamic faith traditions, illustrated the rich diversity of the Muslim community, and delved into the rise of Islamophobia and how bigoted policies, including the Muslim Travel Bans, affect Muslims and other marginalized communities.

That is, he propagandized against US antiterror policy on behalf of the terrorists that policy is designed to protect us against.

Ostensibly, CAIR is Islam in America’s answer to the ACLU. It is actually even more sinister. It serves as a front for the blood-soaked Islamofascist terror outfit Hamas.

In a sane world, Hamas/CAIR operatives would be hunted down like the last Nazis. Instead, we have them preaching Islamophilia to the border agents responsible for keeping at least some of them out of the country.

On a tip from Troy H. Hat tip: Center for Security Policy.

Nov 11 2019

German Moonbats Erect Wall of Willful Stupidity

Trying to come to terms with the willful stupidity of moonbats is like bashing your head on a wall. Via MSN:

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berliners tried to send President Donald Trump a massive slab of the structure, along with a message reminding him that “no wall lasts forever.”

Too bad the White House didn’t have a piece of the Great Wall of China to send to the moonbats, along with a message reminding them that some walls last long enough.

The 2.7-ton chunk of concrete arrived in Washington, DC, on Saturday, and local media outlets reported that the Secret Service turned it away.

If only the Secret Service had allowed a giant chunk of concrete to be delivered to the Oval Office, no doubt Trump would have been persuaded to abandon his #1 campaign promise.

Still stupider than thinking this stunt would influence policy is the conflation of a wall to keep invaders out with a wall to keep communist slaves in.

The willful stupidity is made noxious by blending it with ingratitude. The Berlin Wall would not have been necessary if West Berlin had not been supplied by the American-led Berlin Airlift. It came down due primarily to pressure on the Soviet Bloc by the USA — the very country German moonbats would destroy by denying it the right to defend its borders from invasion.

Still more stupidity: according to Philip Husemann of Die Offene Gesellschaft, the nonprofit responsible, it cost “in the low five-figure range to purchase the piece of the Wall and transport it overseas.”

Fools and their money are soon parted.

On a tip from seaoh.

Nov 11 2019

Sweden Spends $175,000 on Drag Queen Story Hour

Maybe getting displaced by Third World welfare colonists is not the worst thing that could happen to Sweden, even if it has already led to bombs going off left and right. Maybe rampant moonbattery has reached the point that the worst thing would be for Swedes to remain in charge of their own country. The appalling Drag Queen Story Hour phenomenon, which entails deliberately subjecting innocent kids to perverts who put on grotesque displays and sometimes have criminal records for sex crimes against children, has taken root in Swedish soil, nourished with $175,000 worth of government fertilizer.

The money comes from dead Swedes with no heirs. One reason for people having no heirs is that the degeneracy endlessly promoted by liberal social engineers is destroying the family and preventing people from reproducing.

Via Summit News:

The Public Inheritance Fund, a state body that manages the money, will give the cash to ‘Kulturföreningen Mums’ in Stockholm, which will use it to organize transvestite and transgender events where fairytales are read to children.

Of course, money is fungible. They could have spent this money repairing roads or anything else tax money finances. This means that living taxpayers are effectively paying perverts to corrupt children.

Other large chunks of money from the inheritance pot are being handed out to left-wing groups, including one that promotes “a higher climate commitment” for young people.

If there are any countermoonbats left in Sweden, those without heirs are urged to burn their money before they die.

On a tip from Kate P.

Nov 11 2019

AOC: Fight Climate Change With Indigenous Wisdom

There is a lot more to global warming ideology than climate. Leftism is an intersectional ideology. This does not merely mean that while being a Woman of Color is morally righteous, being a lesbian Woman of Color is better still. It also means that we can prevent the climate from fluctuating through communism, demonizing white people, and “indigenous wisdom.” So says the Future of the Democrat Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Saturday she was in Iowa pushing the presidential bid of fellow socialist Bernie Sanders. Via Daily Wire:

“The way we inoculate ourselves from continuing to burn up our planet at unsustainable level triggering feedback loops that we have not even begun to comprehend is by honoring indigenous wisdom and allowing it to guide our climate policy,” Ocasio-Cortez [squeaked maniacally]. “The way, the way, that we preserve our systems is by transitioning to principles of universality, that means I want you clothed, I want you educated, I want you paid a living wage — no ifs, ands, or buts. And what that also means at what Naomi [Klein, another climate commie] talked about as well is directly, consciously, combating white supremacy in the United States of America.”

Before white people started meddling with the human standard of living through capitalism and technology, not only did everyone receive clothing, education, and a living wage, but the climate was always exactly the same from one year and one century to the next. Or at least, that’s what they will soon be teaching in public schools, if they are not already.

On a tip from Steve T.

Nov 11 2019

History of Veterans Day

Today isn’t just any Monday. sponsor gives some background on Veterans Day.

It started off as Armistice Day, celebrating the armistice that stopped the live fighting in World War I at 11 am on November 11, 1918. On 11/11/1921, an unidentified American soldier was buried in what became the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington.

In 1926, a Congressional resolution was passed, making Armistice Day a recurring federal holiday, stating that it should be “commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.”

Good will and mutual understanding did not prevail. Following the War to End All Wars came WWII and Korea.

By the end of the summer of 1953, after the Korean War ended, about one in every two service-age men were veterans and it was decided that Armistice Day would be officially be changed to Veterans Day – honoring all veterans from all wars.

They tried changing the date a couple of times, but now the holiday is firmly established on November 11.

Different areas celebrate Veterans Day in different ways. Most public schools close (normally on the Monday closest to the holiday), as do all federal buildings, most banks, and many businesses. There are parades and celebrations to honor veterans. Perhaps the most iconic is the annual wreath laying ceremony that happens at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

If you have a flag, make sure it is flying. Thank any vets you encounter. Observe a moment of silence at 11 am. All but the most obdurate moonbats should appreciate America’s veterans.

Read the rest at, and as always, stock up on discount ammunition while you are there.

Nov 11 2019

Radical Chesa Boudin Elected San Francisco District Attorney

It would be nice to think that moonbattery can only be pushed so far before it triggers a backlash, like a pendulum that has swung so far in one direction that surely it must swing back in the other. But it doesn’t work that way in San Francisco, where no matter how crazy things get, progressives find a way to progress still further. Chesa Boudin is the son of Kathy Boudin, a Weather Underground terrorist who was convicted of murder and is now unsurprisingly a professor at Columbia University. Ideologically, Chesa follows in his mother’s footsteps. He has just been elected San Francisco District Attorney.

The SF Comical refers to his “campaign promising to confront mass incarceration and racial disparities in the criminal justice system, while vowing to hold police more accountable in cases of brutality.”

To translate, this means more criminals loose on the streets, explicit discrimination against Caucasians, and handcuffed police.

Due to moonbattery imposed by leftist pols, San Francisco already has the highest rate of property crime of the 20 largest US cities. No other city is likely to catch up to it now.

Chesa Boudin’s radical bona fides are impeccable. He worked for Hugo Chavez, the socialist dictator who destroyed Venezuela, before settling in San Francisco. His father is David Gilbert, another Weather Underground maniac. Gilbert is fortunately still in prison.

Chesa was 14 when his parents were arrested. He was raised by two other Weather Underground terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who launched the political career of Barack Obama from their home.

All of these moonbats must be proud of Chesa. At his election party, the crowd chanted “F*** POA” (POA = Police Officers Association):

San Francisco has literally put the bad guys in charge of law enforcement. Harry Callahan couldn’t clean up the mess moonbattery has made of this once-great city.

On tip from Pork_Soda, Kate P, and QP.

Nov 11 2019

Open Thread

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. - George Orwell
Nov 10 2019

Where to Look for the Next Bridge Collapse

As noted previously, no lessons were learned from the collapse of Diversity Bridge that killed 6 people. The next catastrophic bridge collapse is likely to occur in Colorado, although it will be more a matter of corrupt cronyism than contrived diversity. Governor Jared Polis has appointed 35-year-old Shoshana Lew, whose education consists of a master’s in history, to be Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation.

From Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle via Animal Magnetism:

She replaced Governor Hickenlooper’s appointment of 56-year-old Michael Lewis, an engineer with extensive public construction management experience. …

Lew’s primary qualification, according to insiders, was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a favor — find a job for Shoshana Lew. Lew is the daughter of President Obama’s Chief of Staff and later Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew.

If a call from Michelle Obama could keep hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett out of jail as has been surmised, it could easily put a random crony in charge of CDOT.

Ms Lew has no apparent interest in Colorado’s crumbling roads, but is heavily into bike lanes, walking paths, light rail, et cetera.

Cronyism is one reason that more government means less competence. Democrats, being the party of Big Government, are reliably the least competent people to put in charge.

On a tip from Steve T.

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