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Jan 15 2020

Bar Association: Investigate Barr for Praising Judeo-Christian Values

If would be difficult to overstate the political extremism, irresponsibility, and outright malice of the liberal legal establishment. The New York City Bar Association actually sent a letter to Congress demanding that Attorney General Bill Barr be investigated for “ethics” violations that consist only of thought crimes — one of which is expressing a positive view of the “Judeo-Christian values” upon which Western Civilization is based.

From the Wall Street Journal:

[T]he organization is incensed that Mr. Barr gave a speech at the University of Notre Dame praising “Judeo-Christian values.” They say he implicitly rejected other religions and therefore disregarded his obligation to appear unbiased.

To be “unbiased” is to hold only biases approved by radical leftists.

Barr’s alleged iniquity does not stop with praising Judeo-Christian values:

The bar continues with a laundry-list of partisan complaints about Mr. Barr, including his vocal opposition to criminal-justice reform, his summary of the Mueller investigation and his interpretation of the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s conduct in the 2016 election.

These are contested issues that members of the bar are entitled to disagree with or challenge, but it’s laughable to suggest they may constitute “ethics” violations.

Progressives have replaced morality with political correctness. In their world, “ethical” means “compliant with liberal ideology.”

As for actual ethics violations,

Nowhere does the letter point to Mr. Barr bringing unwarranted prosecutions or failing to enforce the law.

But actual ethics violations are irrelevant. A previous Attorney General helped Mexican criminals smuggle guns across the border. Since the probable motive was to generate propaganda against the Second Amendment, it is doubtful that the New York City Bar Association had a problem with it.

On a tip from Varla.

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Jan 15 2020

Open Thread

Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves. - Brigitte Bardot
Jan 14 2020

Second Chance Denied

Aspiring cosmetologist Courtney Haveman demonstrates how Big Government keeps people down through excessive regulations:

It’s almost as if bureaucrats would prefer to have people out of work, on welfare, and consequently dependent on the government than let them become productive members of society.

Jan 14 2020

Questioning Accusations of Racism Is Racist

How do we know that any criticism of the antics of the godawful Meghan Markle is racist? Because to deny that it is racist is racist. HuffPost contributor Shola Mos-Shogbamimu enlightens us ignorant white people:

On a tip from Henry B.

Jan 14 2020

Transgender Activist Attacks Reporter

Jonathan Yaniv, aka Jessica Yaniv, has a knack for getting public attention. One way to do this is to physically assault reporters:

Reporting for The Rebel, Keean Bexte just wanted to know if Yaniv was pleading guilty to weapons possession violations.

Yaniv is an extremely perverted person, best known for proclaiming to be a woman and demanding that real women handle his genitalia at Brazilian waxing businesses. He continues his legal campaign to force people to pretend he is a woman, despite a setback in court.

Thanks to Yaniv, the transgender movement may experience a setback in the court of public opinion. Ricky Gervais took on Hollyweird at the Golden Globes. Now he is standing up to militant transgenderism by treating Yaniv to the ridicule he so richly deserves. Via LifeSite News:

Gervais [responded] to one trans activist who insisted that those who didn’t want to service all customers should simply stay out of the waxing business entirely.

“Exactly,” Gervais sniped back on Twitter, “And if you don’t want to butter my b**** and put them between two slices of bread, don’t work in a sandwich shop.” …

Gervais has also trolled Yaniv personally, tweeting a close-up photo of Yaniv’s face with the caption: “I was going to dress up as something weird and creepy for my Halloween party, but I’m bucking the trend this year and I’m going as brave female activist Jessica Yaniv. This also means I don’t have to wax my big old hairy b****.”

Yaniv has proclaimed that he will not allow Gervais to perform in Vancouver.

On tips from Frances J and ABC of the ANC.

Jan 14 2020

Iranians Refuse to Walk on US Flag

Old Glory may be offensive to moonbats at home, but abroad it is revered for representing liberty. We saw Hong Kong protesters brandish it as a gesture of defiance against communist tyranny. Now we see Iranians at Shahid Beheshti University refusing to walk on it, despite a 40-year barrage of propaganda from their Islamic government demonizing America:

What would Iranians aspiring to freedom make of American politicians who appear to side with their regime against the USA? Via Breitbart:

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s This Week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) downplayed Iranians’ dissatisfaction with their national leaders, suggesting that protesters were on the streets for diverse reasons, including support for slain terror-military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Taking to the streets in honor of Soleimani was not entirely voluntary. Now people are turning out in defiance of their government, risking violence (as many as 1,000 protesters may have been killed in Iran late last year).

The Ayatollahs are on thin ice. There will be long faces on the Democrat side of the aisle if the Iranian people manage to get free of them while Trump is in office. It won’t reflect well on Obama’s strategy of obsequious appeasement.

On tips from Troy H and Rapinhoe.

Jan 14 2020

California Water Turns to Sewage

Liberals care deeply about the environment — so deeply that they would use it to excuse destroying the economy and imposing an authoritarian form of government through radical programs like the Green New Deal. However, the environment does not benefit when they have achieved the power they demand.

In California, there is effectively no opposition to progressives at the state level. Their policies have reduced the water to sewage.

Via California Healthline:

[S]ome of California’s most prized rivers, beaches and streams are indeed contaminated with levels of fecal bacteria that exceed state limits, threatening kayakers, swimmers — and the state’s reputation as a bastion of environmental protection. …

[T]he source of at least some of the fecal bacteria is California’s growing homeless population…

The usually drug-addled and/or mentally ill derelicts that liberal rule has drawn to California often use buckets as toilets, then dump the buckets into rivers.

The problem affects the Left Coast in general:

In Seattle, homeless people living in RVs are accused of dumping raw sewage straight into storm drains, which flows directly to local waterways. In Oregon, workers cleaning up homeless camps along the Willamette River in Eugene routinely find feces and needles.

The liberal political climate in Seattle and Portland encourages vagrancy, as in California.

[H]uman fecal contamination is particularly dangerous because it can transmit diseases that affect people, including hepatitis A and cholera.

Some recreational areas, including Tiscornia Beach [in Sacramento], where families picnic, BBQ and wade in the river, had E. coli levels so high in the past year that they hit the upper limits of what the water board’s laboratories could measure…

When in California, stay out of the water. Better still, avoid the Left Coast until sanity has been restored — unless it’s too late for that.

On tips from Byron, Ellen O, R F, and Dragon’s Lair.

Jan 14 2020

Saving the Planet From Cafeteria Trays

Those woke to the anthropogenic global warming crisis know that anything made by humans might imperil the planet — even cafeteria trays. Good thing we have student government to keep the planet safe. From Michigan State University:

In an attempt to make dining at MSU more eco-friendly, trays in dining halls will not be an available option unless specifically requested once entering the cafeteria. …

According to the Associated Students of Michigan State University’s (ASMSU) Bill 56-30, doing away with trays will decrease food waste, energy waste, and water usage.

How can students waste food if they have no way to carry it? You find some smart cookies at universities.

The energy allegedly saved means few carbon emissions. According to current liberal dogma, that improves the weather by making it colder.

If only there were some way to get the word to the sacred man-eating polar bears, so they would know that they don’t need to worry anymore, now that the climate will no longer fluctuate thanks to the ecorighteous gestures of MSU’s student government.

Social engineering also plays a roll. The lack of trays will make students eat less by “encouraging conscious portion sizes.”

However, this introduces a complication. Complains graduate Kelsie Luokkala,

“No one should have to go through the embarrassment of having to ask for a tray and then having to explain themselves…there shouldn’t be a stigma around having a tray, but there will be.”

Stigma over cafeteria trays could lead to fatphobia, an acknowledged thought crime.

MSU’s student government must pass a bill to stamp out stigma once and for all. Otherwise, who knows where it might end? One day there could be a stigma over collecting welfare, or indulging in sexual perversions, or even having children out of wedlock.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

Jan 14 2020

Australia to Kill 10,000 Camels for Causing Global Warming

During the days of hippies and the Vietnam War, moonbats used to display posters reading, “War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things.” That should be updated for the current age by replacing the word “War” with “Global Warming Ideology.” We have seen what it does to children. Here is what it can do to other living things:

Nearly 10 years after Australian camels (and their methane emissions) were identified as a factor in climate change, 10,000 of the country’s wild dromedaries now face a slaughter.

The cull, which was scheduled to start Wednesday, comes as part of an effort to help conditions in fire-ravaged Australia.

Instead of dealing with bushfires by overcoming the objections of environmentalists and clearing deadwood so that the work of arsonists does not get out of hand, moonbats have opted instead to blame global warming, which they hold responsible for all bad things that can’t be blamed on racism/sexism/Islamophobia/transphobia/etc. According to leftist dogma, climate change is mainly caused by greenhouse gases like methane and CO2.

Camels are getting scapegoated for drinking too much water and worse still, for making it be too hot out by farting and belching, in accordance with global warming ideology.

According to an NPR report from the faraway year of 2011, a single camel can produce greenhouse gasses equivalent to over a ton of carbon dioxide.

Why a ton? Why not make it a hundred tons? That would be even more impressive.

Meanwhile, they have yet to prove that carbon dioxide is a dominant factor in global temperatures, much less that killing every camel on earth would make any difference regarding the severity of Australian bushfires.

Culling the camels may be a good idea for other reasons, but killing them by the thousands for causing global warming is alarming in the extreme. When killing camels fails to make the climate stop fluctuating for the first time in world history, what or who will the true believers want to sacrifice next?

On a tip from Jack S.

Jan 14 2020

Open Thread

I can imagine no man who will look with more horror on the End than a conscientious revolutionary who has, in a sense sincerely, been justifying cruelties and injustices inflicted on millions of his contemporaries by the benefits which he hopes to confer on future generations: generations who, as one terrible moment now reveals to him, were never going to exist. Then he will see the massacres, the faked trials, the deportations, to be all ineffaceably real, an essential part, his part, in the drama that has just ended: while the future Utopia had never been anything but a fantasy. - C. S. Lewis
Jan 13 2020

Fatphobia Is Thoughtcrime

Cultural Marxism requires that ever more “marginalized” groups be discovered or created to be arrayed against the shrinking minority of normal people. Even people who are overweight now qualify as aggrieved. Consequently, Jillian Michaels of the weight loss TV show The Biggest Loser is a thought criminal for failing to celebrate the body positivity of an obese exhibitionist named Lizzo.

Lest you too fall into thoughtcrime, be mindful that exerting the effort to keep yourself fit makes you guilty of “thin privilege.” According to liberal ideology, achieving anything through effort or discipline is wrong, because it undermines equity and leads to privilege. You can only deserve what the government has forcibly confiscated from someone else and bestowed upon you in honor of your status as a victim.

Now that the obese have joined the exalted ranks of the marginalized, normal chairs are regarded as a microaggression against them. As we draw closer to utopia, such chairs will be phased out, along with physical fitness and everything else liberal social engineers regard as problematic.

Mark Dice sounds the alarm on fatphobic thoughtcrime:

On tips from Kate P and KirklesWorth.

Jan 13 2020

Enviromoonbattery Is Harmful to Children

Despite their unhinged fanaticism, authoritarian politics, and antihuman outlook, militant advocates of the global warming hoax may seem as harmless as the carbon emissions they denounce. However, their tactics are not good for kids.

Ecoanxiety is real even if anthropogenic climate change isn’t. Among adults, countermoonbats dismiss leftist global warming rhetoric as malevolent malarkey. Moonbats employ doublethink to believe in it even while knowing that it isn’t true; that’s why liberals do not move away from the coasts and seek safety in colder parts of the country, as they surely would do if they took their own balderdash seriously. In contrast, children often accept hysterical prognostications of doom at face value. Psychiatric drugs are prescribed to treat the resulting anxiety.

Leftists know they cannot make a utopian omelet without breaking a few underaged eggs. Prominent among the eggs they are cracking is Greta Thunberg, a teenager with multiple diagnosed psychiatric ailments who has been exploited as a human shield to defend hardcore envirofascism from criticism.

Last week, Fakebook accidently allowed the public to see who is actually posting under famous accounts. This resulted in the following revelation:

[S]ome 3 million followers of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been reading posts written by her father, Svante Thunberg, and a climate activist in India who serves as a delegate at the UN’s Climate Change organization, Adarsh Prathap. Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.

Tony Heller of Real Climate Science pulls back the curtain on what cynical and callous envirofascists do to kids:

On tips from ABC of the ANC, KirklesWorth, and R F.

Jan 13 2020

Ordered by Court to Call His Daughter “Him”

Formerly, we were asked to accept insanity for the sake of open-mindedness. We are far past that now. At this point, insanity is literally mandatory:

The British Columbia court of appeal ruled Friday that a 13-year-old girl was old enough to consent to testosterone shots despite her father’s objections that his troubled daughter had been influenced by transgender advocates and did not understand the long-term consequences of her decision.

Some of these consequences will be irreversible, forever closing the door on a normal life.

The appeal ruling released January 10 also placed the father under a “conduct order” effective until April that directs him to acknowledge his now 15-year-old daughter as a male, to use male pronouns when referring to her, and to call her by her chosen male name.

No earthly power can turn a girl into a boy, any more than it can make 2 + 2 equal something other than 4. But earthly powers can force you to lie on behalf of deranged ideologies.

So much for freedom of speech, which entails freedom from forced speech. In utopia, there will be only one right: the right to do what you are told is politically correct.

On a tip from Kate P.

Jan 13 2020

Cancel Culture Comes for Science

We can have science and Christianity at the same time; Western Civilization is proof of it. But science and moonbattery cannot coexist. We have to choose between them.

Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, reports that next month, the NAS is holding a conference in defense of science.

It is meant to be an exchange among scholars on the problem of “irreproducibility” in the sciences—fake science or failed science, or something-is-missing science. … Our goal is bring together experts who have diverse and often conflicting views to see if they can come to some agreement about how to improve the situation. The conference is titled Fixing Science: Practical Solutions for the Irreproducibility Crisis.

Who could object? The woke could.

Biologist Leonid Teytelman launched a social media jihad against the conference, which stands accused of being “problematic.”

The main grounds:

Our list of speakers includes no women. (All declined our invitations.) … Wikipedia describes us as a “conservative” organization. We are also accused of “climate denialism,” and of having invited some climate-change skeptics to speak.

Global warming dogma is the quintessential example of bad science that strays from objectivity. That the conference would come under fire for possibly challenging it proves the necessity of the conference.

Twitter critics accuse the NAS of politicizing science by potentially challenging junk science that is based on politics rather than the scientific method. Progressives have weaponized hypocrisy.

The real story here is the degree to which intellectual intolerance and political dogmatism have found a home in the natural sciences.

For example, conferences have been boycotted and even canceled because not enough of the speakers are women. This is consistent with the liberal view that 2 + 2 = 4 only if someone who qualifies as “marginalized” says so. No doubt future conferences will come under fire because not enough of the speakers are black, homosexual, transsexual, restricted to a wheelchair, in the country illegally, et cetera.

These may sound like small matters, but they are the drawing board for how science is willingly subjecting itself to the yoke of political orthodoxy. The sex or race of scientists has no bearing on the quality of their work.

The problem is that the quality of the work is becoming irrelevant. The ideology currently passed off as “liberalism” is truly totalitarian, in that its adherents insist that it be the sole metric for everything.

On a tip from Varla.

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