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May 20 2019

Open Thread

It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought...should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. - George Orwell

On a tip from Jack Bauer.

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May 20 2019

One Nation Vehicle Set on Fire

When it comes to harassing countermoonbat candidates, not all moonbats are content to throw milkshakes. In Australia, it appears that they recently set a One Nation vehicle on fire:

One Nation wants to reduce mass immigration to stabilize the population, and to get out of the United Nations Refugee Convention because it is not in Australia’s interest. Setting the truck on fire was probably an enlightened liberal rebuttal to their arguments.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 20 2019

Long Waits for Gasoline in Oil-Rich Venezuela

Milton Friedman famously said that if Big Government were put in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there would be a shortage of sand. To get an idea of how right he was, consider that Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, but is under socialist control. In its second-largest city Maracaibo, gasoline is exceeding difficult to obtain:

Some drivers said they’d had to wait almost 24 hours to fuel up, and people have been grabbing catnaps on the hoods of cars or in truck beds. …

A satellite cruising over Maracaibo on Thursday captured pictures of cars lined up for a mile (1.6 kilometers) through the city to the pumps…

US sanctions intended to drive the socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro from power are blamed for the shortage. Meanwhile, “state run oil-firm PDVSA is producing 10 to 15% of its capacity.”

On the bright side, if you do manage to obtain any gas in Venezuela, it is so heavily subsidized by the government that it is virtually free.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

May 20 2019

NYC Schools Throw Hatred of Whites Into Overdrive

The sort of moonbats who run NYC schools hate us not for our flaws, but for our virtues — the very virtues that made us successful:

The city Department of Education has spent more than half a million bucks on training in combatting “white supremacy culture,” teaching of such sins as “perfectionism,” “a belief in meritocracy” and “the Protestant work ethic,” as one seminar-goer told The Post’s Susan Edelman. Any whites who object to being accused of deep-rooted bias, that same DOE executive reports, get called “fragile” and “defensive.”

Imagine the shrieks of indignation if anyone suggested that the belligerently sensitive protected groups that achieve power by taking theatrical offense over “microaggressions” are fragile and defensive.

The training is just part of Chancellor Richard Carranza’s drive to root out the bigotry that he claims dominates the school system — a system that in reality is packed with progressives.

Speaking of bigotry, Carranza stands accused of demoting administrators for being white.

To ensure ideological compliance, Carranza has purged more than a dozen mostly white top DOE officials. Imagine how far left you would have to be to escape a purge in such an environment of pure moonbattery.

The DOE’s Office of Equity and Access reflects how taxpayer money is spent under the rule of presidential candidate Bill de Blasio:

…the office is spending more than 700 grand on “Courageous Conversation” training on racism in the workplace — a protocol centered on the “white supremacy culture” nonsense.

The office is spending another $175,000 on consultant Darnisa Amante, who says she works to “change mindsets around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism.”

Hating whites and the culture created by whites is a profitable business these days. For the most part, the industry is coercively funded with our money.

On a tip from Sean C and Jester.

May 20 2019

Report: Rashida Tlaib Committed Election Fraud

The bizarre rhetoric Rashida Tlaib spews regarding Israel isn’t the only thing about her that is fake. Looks like she broke the law by falsely claiming to be a resident of the Detroit district that sent her to the state legislature prior to her rise to Congress:

Tlaib is facing nationwide calls for her resignation or removal from office after Big League Politics exposed that Tlaib lied about her address in order to illegally register to vote, run for office, and represent a state House district that she did not live in — violating federal and state laws in the process. Rashida Tlaib illegally pretended to represent a state House district in Detroit even though she lived the whole time in suburban Dearborn, which should have led to her removal from office in the state legislature. The Michigan Bureau of Elections is aware of the growing scandal, and current state senator Jon Bumstead of Michigan put word to BLP through an intermediary that Rashida Tlaib did in fact violate the law.

The petition “IMPEACH RASHIDA TLAIB” for her fake residency scandal, which was created by MRS. AMERICAN CITIZEN, has reached 318,536 signatures on as of press time.

Normally this would not involve a petition. A simple tip to the mainstream media should do the job if she broke the law. But Rashida Tlaib is a Muslim Woman of Color — the same intersectional trifecta that keeps the vociferously anti-American Ilhan Omar, who has committed her own alleged legal transgressions, on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

According to Tlaib’s father,

“She lied big-time to get elected. I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way. It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”

The Muslim colony Dearbornistan is not in her district. If we still have rule of law in this country, she will be removed from office as soon as her fraud is officially established. But I’m not holding my breath.

Ironically, Tlaib came to national prominence by screaming of the POTUS, “impeach the motherf***er,” despite there being no specific grounds to remove Trump from office. In contrast, there appear to be very concrete grounds to impeach Tlaib.

On tips from ScrewyPuppy and Dragon’s Lair.

May 20 2019

Global Warming Terminology Update

Meanwhile, as late May snow blankets Yosemite, the authorities are changing the name of global warming again. Just as the switch to “climate change” tacitly admitted that the weather might not be getting any warmer, the new global warming terminology admits that not enough people take the hoax seriously, necessitating an escalation of hyperbole:

Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian’s senior technology editor announced that they would be making some changes to their style guide. “Climate change” will become “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.” “Global warming” will become “global heating.” “Climate skeptic” will become “climate science denier.”

Inner party members are advised to update their copies of the Newspeak Dictionary at once.

Whether cranking up the hysteria level will cause more people or fewer to take the radical propaganda spewed by The Guardian seriously remains to be seen.

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

May 20 2019

Illegal Aliens Take Over Paris Airport

African illegal aliens calling themselves “black jackets” made a show of force at the main Paris airport yesterday afternoon, refusing to let passengers board their planes:

“France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” one person can be heard yelling into a loudspeaker.

It follows that everyone on the planet also has a right to generous French welfare benefits. Camp of the Saints has come to life.

The mob of about 500, apparently all from Africa, issued numerous demands, including a meeting with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, that Air France stop participating in deportations, and that they be made legal citizens.

This time American and British troops will not be arriving at Normandy to chase out the invaders. The French will have to deal with this existential threat themselves. It looks like Macron was right that France’s future is bound with Africa — although it would have been more accurate to say that France’s future is African.

On tips from demoKKKrat RACIST *STILL* GOV and Dragon’s Lair.

May 20 2019

Fran Lebowitz Calls for Trump to Be Dismembered

Fran Lebowitz, who has been hyped as the current generation’s Dorothy Parker, has what it takes to qualify as an elite member of the intelligentsia: childishness, poor taste, irresponsibility, and theatrical hatred of the current POTUS:

Liberal author Fran Lebowitz went to the extreme Friday night during an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” suggesting that President Trump should not only be impeached but killed.

Screeches Lebowitz:

“We should turn him over to the Saudis, you know, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter, you know. Maybe they can do the same for him.”

The reference is to Jamal Khashoggi, an activist journalist linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. He was beaten, tortured, murdered, and cut to pieces with a bone saw by the Saudi government.

That’s the same treatment enlightened, tolerant liberals think the President of the USA deserves. Any deplorable who supports him presumably deserves it too. If you disagree, you must be unenlightened and intolerant.

Unsurprisingly, her bloodthirsty call to violence drew applause from Bill Maher’s enlightened and tolerant liberal audience, though even Maher (who called Lebowitz the smartest person he knows) backed off from it.

Forced to back off herself, Lebowitz took the opportunity to remind us that we are dumb compared to smart people like her:

“I did not mean that and I regret saying it. I regret that everyone misinterpreted it because they misinterpret everything,” Lebowitz added.

Dumb as we are, not many are dumb enough to regard this pathetic excuse for an apology as more sincere than her call to violence.

On a tip from TCS III. Hat tip: Hot Air.

May 19 2019

Open Thread

Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing that's ever happened to us. - Charles Evers
May 19 2019

Cops Shot With Homemade Guns

In case anyone needed confirmation that gun control applies only to law-abiding citizens, not to those who use guns unlawfully,

Dramatic new body camera video shows police engaging in a gun battle with a man inside a San Diego condo complex, resulting in two officers being struck by bullets and the suspect taking his own life.

Fortunately, both wounded officers survived.

The suspect, 28-year-old Joe Darwish, was wearing a bulletproof vest and was armed with a homemade assault weapon and a homemade 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

Liberals will argue that not all criminals have the patience to learn how to make their own guns. True enough; most will just buy them on the black market, same as with illegal drugs.

There is no question that firearms cannot be uninvented. The only question is whether law-abiding citizens will be able to exercise their right to use them in self-defense to ward off the many criminals and maniacs out there who will have guns no matter what.

On a tip from Jester.

May 19 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits South Africa

We already knew that visiting the Rainbow Utopia is perilous. Turns out not even the Terminator is safe in anarchic post-Apartheid South Africa:

Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to have avoided serious injury after the 71-year-old former Governor of California was blindsided and dropkicked in the back while at an event in South Africa Saturday.

Here’s video:

Ahnold may be a raging RINO, but no one deserves this kind of treatment. Fortunately, it sounds like he is okay.

Let’s hope he at least managed to avoid the sewage-soaked beaches of Durban during his visit.

No word on whether the assailant got the Lamborghini he demanded.

On tips from Kate P and Lyle.

May 19 2019

Burger King Encourages Leftists to Throw Its Milkshakes at Opponents

It may be difficult to take throwing milkshakes at people seriously, but in a certain context it constitutes political violence, and will inevitably lead to an escalation of violence. This is the context in which ever-so-woke Burger King encourages moonbats to throw its milkshakes at people they disagree with.

From Breitbart:

The supposedly witty tweet seems to be an opportunistic response to a story that police in Scotland asked a local branch of McDonald’s not to sell milkshakes during a rally at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.

Pro-Brexit countermoonbats who have been hit with milkshakes include Tommy Robinson and Carl Benjamin, both of whom are running for political office.

When asked if Burger King meant to encourage people to throw milkshakes at Tommy Robinson, the company replied in the affirmative by stating “No comment.”

If anything could make a countermoonbat less likely to risk indigestion by eating at Burger King than its feminist fries and it’s “Don’t Give a F***” meals, this would be it.

More from Tim Pool, who like me got sick the last time he tried eating at Burger King:

On a tip from ScrewyPuppy.

May 19 2019

Hippies, Liberals, Progressives, Marxists

Blue Collar Logic describes four subspecies of moonbat is ascending order of perniciousness — hippies, liberals, progressives, and Marxists:

The Democrat Party and establishment media are currently in the process of passing from progressive to Marxist.

On a tip from Jester.

May 19 2019

Moonbat Learns About Property Rights

You can learn anywhere, even on a college campus. Here a moonbat learns about property rights and freedom of speech. As a bonus, she also learns that unless you are an important personage like Hillary, laws may apply to you even if you are a leftist:

On a tip from Jester.

May 18 2019

Open Thread

If one man has a dollar he didn't work for, some other man worked for a dollar he didn't get. - Bill Haywood
May 18 2019

Buttigieg Calls for Erasing Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, played a role rivaled only by George Washington and James Madison in defining America. These three are the greatest men in our history. Even adversaries of America must respect them. Only the most committed enemies of America would want to erase them — by which I mean vermin like Pete Buttigieg:

Buttigieg, who is running in a crowded Democratic field for president, said on Friday he believes renaming events and things named after President Thomas Jefferson is the “right thing to do.”

Like virtually all landowners in 18th century Virginia, Jefferson owned slaves. This is the pretext leftists have used to demand he be frog-marched to the Memory Hole. Washington and Madison also owned slaves; they will soon follow.

To judge the people of the 18th century according to 21st century cultural mores is of course preposterous. Romans owned slaves too; maybe we should abolish Little Caesars pizza.

The actual objective is to make us ashamed of our own heritage so that it can be obliterated and replaced with something that we will never tolerate so long as we have any pride.

Due to end-stage cultural decay, Buttigieg managed to get elected mayor of a nondescript town in Indiana. He is running for the presidency on the strength of the media’s adoration of his in-your-face homosexuality. Evidently calling for Thomas Jefferson to be unpersoned is his attempt to outflank other Democrats on the left. They will respond by continuing to escalate the moonbattery.

Already they have left all reasonable people behind in their race toward the farthest limits of the lunatic fringe.

On a tip from Varla.

May 18 2019

Liberal Elitists Overplay Their Hand

Its control of both the establishment media and social media seemed to grant ultimate power to the far left, which has predictably used this leverage to force the mainstream culture in its preferred direction. However, power has gone to the heads of liberal elitists.

In their arrogance, they have rushed the incrementalist approach that gives progressivism its name. Their ferocious radicalism, manifesting as hostility toward freedom of speech and the innocence of children, is driving people away. Rather than marginalizing normal people, which is the objective of Cultural Marxism, the activists controlling most of what you see on a screen are marginalizing themselves. That’s why they have been cracking down so hysterically on any thought that does not comply with their ideology.

More thoughts along these lines from Black Pigeon Speaks:

Note that the exploited boy at the beginning of the video is identified as Desmond Is Amazing (ie, Desmond Napoles). I identified him earlier as Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden (aka Lactatia), following Twitchy. It’s hard to tell who the poor kid is under the grotesque makeup, but it looks like Black Pigeon is correct (compare Nemis with Desmond).

Regardless, I hope both of these boys survive childhood with their minds intact.

On a tip from Eddie_Valiant.

May 18 2019

Mass Shootings and SSRIs

For the liberal media establishment, mass shootings facilitate hype that not only drives ratings but contributes to the incremental assault on gun rights. However, increasing infringement on the Second Amendment has done nothing to reduce mass shootings. This is underscored by 97.8% of public shootings occurring in gun-free zones. A more constructive response to the violence might be to infringe on antidepressant medication instead. sponsor investigates the role of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the USA, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs):

SSRIs have a risk of increasing violence in patients, even in patients who have no previous history of violence or aggression before taking the medication.

This risk of violent behavior, both to the individual taking the medication and those around them, is so significant, it has led to the FDA mandating a black box warning on all SSRI medications.

A common trait among mass killers is emotional blunting, which prevents them from appreciating the seriousness of what they are doing. Emotional blunting has been linked to SSRI use, as have psychosis and hallucinations.

Depression does not cause people to go on shooting sprees. But there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that SSRIs might. A list of examples is provided, including these familiar cases:

Eric Harris, 17, with Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students, one teacher, himself, and wounded 23 others during the Columbine school shooting; he had been prescribed Zoloft and then Luvox…

James Holmes, also known as the Batman Movie killer, was taking sertraline when he walked into the showing of The Dark Knight with two .40 caliber pistols, an AR-style .223 rifle, and a 12 gauge shotgun, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others. …

From the moment it occurred, the Charleston Church shooting has been deemed an act of white supremacy, a race crime against blacks. But two years after Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people and injured another, the court released documents that show it was more mental health than hatred that led to the murders. The documents confirmed he was taking antidepressants.

The list is long and might be much longer, but the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act suppresses information regarding medications taken by mentally ill criminals.

Serious journalists would be more likely to investigate the link between SSRIs and mass shootings than to rehash tired political spin intended to erode constitutional rights. But serious journalists are a rarity, having been displaced by propagandists with an agenda.

May 18 2019

Update on Islamic Conquest of England

An English woman brings us up to date regarding the progress of the Islamic conquest of her country:

The Middle East once featured a wide variety of cultures that had existed for centuries if not millennia. Islam forcibly extinguished them.

Within the memory of people alive today, Britain fought off the Nazis against overwhelming odds. Within the future of people alive today, Britain will no longer exist in any meaningful sense; it will have been absorbed by Islam without putting up a fight. That is how quickly moonbattery corrodes.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 18 2019

What Bill de Blasio Blames for Blacks Attacking Jews

What does Mayor Bill de Blasio blame for the epidemic of blacks attacking Jews in Brooklyn? Global warming? No — not even that would be preposterous enough. He blames white supremacy:

In a recent spate of hate crime attacks on Hasidic Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, virtually all the perpetrators have been African-American, according to local activists, elected officials, and victims.

So much for reality regarding the 82% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in NYC. Now let’s hear the liberal spin:

“It’s really clear that forces of white supremacy have been unleashed,” de Blasio said in a press conference earlier this month. “A lot of folks used to be told it was unacceptable to be anti-Semitic, it was unacceptable to be racist and now they’re getting more permission.”

They sure have gotten permission — from Democrats in Congress.

Crown Heights is where Democrat kingmaker Al Sharpton whipped up a pogrom that killed Yankel Rosenbaum for being Jewish. This violence is a boon to the progressives who control the media. It lets them point to a rise in hate crimes and blame it on conservatives, despite conservatives not being involved in any way where Crown Heights is concerned.

On a tip from Jester.

May 17 2019

Open Thread

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party. - Mao Zedong

On a tip from Anonymous.

May 17 2019

Jerrold Nadler Gross-out

Jerrold Nadler, current Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, lost over 60 pounds thanks to bariatric surgery, after his weight made him a laughing stock among other Democrats. However, he will never keep it off by pigging out like this. He can’t even stop shoveling food into his face while spewing his usual partisan lies for the liberal media to lap up. Warning, this is gross:

Someone should have whacked 6-year-old Jerrold on the head and told him to sit up straight, keep his elbows off the table, and not talk with his mouth full.

On a tip from Byron.

May 17 2019

Kamala Harris Escalates Campaign Against Gun Rights

The first target of the mob of Jacobins running for president as Democrats could be the Second Amendment. Eric Swalwell, running on this single issue, has proclaimed that those who resist gun confiscation will be thrown in jail. Spartacus has barked that he would like to ban guns. Kamala Harris — despite being a gun owner herself for the sensible purpose of self-defense — elbows her way to the front:

At a presidential campaign event Wednesday in New Hampshire, Harris pledged to take executive action banning the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons — a move that came just three weeks after the California Democrat rolled out her sweeping gun-control proposal.

Some of her proposals may seem reasonable to people who do not view them in the broader context of an incremental assault on a fundamental right. Others are tyrannical on their face, including an executive order “repealing a law that prevents victims from holding gun-makers and firearms dealers liable for their losses.”

Imagine if carmakers and car deals were held liable for losses resulting from auto accidents. Trial lawyers would love it — until they went to trade in their Lexus only to find that no one makes or sells cars anymore.

Harris wants to crack down on AR-15s on the absurd pretext that they are not “suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” Being a gun owner, she should spend more time at the range, where she would see plenty of them used for a sporting purpose. AR-15s are good for hunting too. However, where they really excel is in use for home defense, being intimidating, high capacity, and female friendly.

In case anyone doubts that this is about tyranny, not public safety,

Harris has said she will also work to make gun trafficking a federal crime, ban high-capacity magazines and bar those convicted of a federal hate crime from buying guns.

Making gun trafficking a federal crime should at least put Eric Holder behind bars where he belongs, but bringing in hate crimes makes explicit that she wants people disarmed for political purposes. A hate crime is literally a thought crime. Who knows what might constitute a federal hate crime in an America run by people like Kamala Harris, a black supremacist who has called for slavery reparations and who screams that “white nationalist extremism” (a point of view, and an elastic one) should be a “national security priority”?

If 76-year-old Joe Biden picks her for VP based on race and gender and then croaks, this harridan could end up president.

On a tip from Jester.

May 17 2019

Murdering Old Ladies Americans Won’t Murder

The exotic customs that illegal immigrants import from afar to enrich our multicultural tapestry include murdering old ladies to steal their belongings. Introducing 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir:

A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least 11 more elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday.

The “Dallas man” is actually a Kenyan man living in the USA illegally.

The murders already linked to Chemirmir could be only the tip of the iceberg. According to Plano Police Chief Gregory Rushin, the undocumented Democrat has used experience working in healthcare “to his advantage in targeting and exploiting seniors, some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”

Police said then that investigators were reviewing about 750 unattended deaths of elderly women for possible links.

Every politician who has facilitated America’s unlawful colonization by the Third World is complicit in Chemirmir’s crimes.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

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