Saturday, February 16, 2019

NFL 2029


Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, California
Wednesday, September 11, 2029

NFL Network Announcer: “Welcome, everyone, to the start of the 2029 NFL season for us here at the NFL Network! We’re glad you could join us tonight. And an exciting match-up we have for you this evening on ‘Wednesday Night Football!’ It’s the San Francisco Kaepernicks versus the Dallas Bare-backers in a key early season match-up. These have been two of the better teams in the league since the 2025 realignment. San Francisco, of course, from the Woke Football Conference, or WFC, and Dallas from the Inclusive Football Conference, or IFC. Let’s go down to the field now for the pre-game affirmation.”

P.A. Announcer: “We invite everyone to stand, remove your pussy caps, cover your support animal’s ears, and face the LGBTQIA+ flag with your hand over your heart-- or some other body part of your choosing. The all-girl Boy Scout Troop #666 will lead us in the singing of “America, the Beautifully Diverse.”

NFL Network Announcer: “Well, that was magnificent! You know, there are 17 transgender players on these two teams combined. I’m told that is the most ever in an NFL game. And we salute every one of them. Dilly, Dilly! We are about ready to start the game, but first, let’s give a shout out to the Golden State Social Justice Warriors, who ply their trade nearby and who just this past spring won their 13th consecutive NBA title! Alright, down to the field now. One captain from each team will come to midfield and be asked a question pertaining to social justice. Whichever team’s captain is judged to have given the best answer will get the option to start the game on offense or defense and which end of the field to defend. I hope the captains are well prepared! Of course, kick-offs were banned several years ago to limit injuries, so the ball will be placed at the offensive team’s 35-yard line. Under the new rules, if that team fails to score in 5 plays or a maximum of 3 minutes, 30 seconds of playing time, the ball goes over to the other team, regardless of where it is on the field. There are no punts anymore, either, of course, in the interest of player safety. Which is also why both quarterback’s legs and torsos are entirely protected by bubble wrap. There is one exception to that, as Tom Brady, at 51-years of age, has received a “grandfather-clause exemption” to the rule. Well, San Francisco has won the opening question and elected to start the game on offense. The Ks are starting with a 5-receiver set. Fitzmichael in the shotgun. One thing to watch for this year is that all backs and receivers have been fitted with hyper-sensitive airbags that will automatically deploy if they sense an imminent collision of more than 4-miles-per-hour combined velocity. Fitzmichael gets the snap, he’s looking……and throws a dart out to Harris in the flat for a quick 12-yard gain. First down! The K’s A.I. robot cheerleaders are whooping it up! San Francisco will huddle now. (Short pause). The Ks break from the huddle…and it looks like…that last pass put Harris over the 10,000-yard mark for his career! But I’m getting word that…yes…yes! More importantly, he has just come out to his teammates as a non-binary pangender!! There will be a much-deserved official’s timeout here as team executives come down to the field and members of both squads gather to recognize Harris’ courageous revelation. According to profootballfocus.com, Harris is the first player to come out as a non-binary pan-gendered person during a game since week 15 of last season! Well, while Harris is being congratulated, we’ll take a quick commercial break. Back in a minute folks, after this word from Gillette.”

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Real Racism, Boundless Bigotry


                In this sad, politically-correct age, where everyone strives to be offended by something, we are told that we must believe women, in every case, no matter what. We can’t say anything critical of an African-American, Hispanic or Muslim. Members of the ever-growing, ever more assertive LGBTQIA+ community are sacrosanct. One mustn’t disparage a Native-American. Even Satanists and Wiccans are demanding respect as they enter the societal mainstream. And don’t even think of teasing a progressive—unless you enjoy observing the hissy-fit that will inevitably ensue.
                Everyone is free, however, to join in the orgiastic frenzy of vicious, ad hominem attacks on the current President of the United States, Donald trump. Odd.
                There is another incongruous fact about the current obsession with identity politics and offensive terminology. The vast majority of nasty nicknames for racial and ethnic groups come from…racial and ethnic groups. That’s correct, most of the derogatory names for minorities have historically been coined by competing ethnic and racial groups in close proximity. Whether it has been the English and Irish, Serbs-Croats-Slovakians-Slovenians, Chinese-Japanese, Greeks and Italians, Shiite and Sunni Muslims, Jews and Arabs, or the Russians and, well, almost everyone else, ethnic factions have been badmouthing each other…… and fighting each other…… since time immemorial.
                Historically, the sad fact is: the more homogenous a nation, the less volatile.
                The one great exception to that rule has been the United States of America. Never has there been so large a country so diverse in terms of race, nationality and religious affiliation. Yet, due to its few, yet vital, founding concepts and ideals—and the subsequent melting pot—the U.S. has been staggeringly successful. And that success is broad-based. African-Americans have been presidents and Supreme Court Justices, women attend college at a greater rate than men, people of any nationality can do or be whatever or whomever they wish, Mosques dot the landscape, gays earn more money-- on average-- than heterosexuals do, lakes and places are reverting back to their Native-American names, and illegal aliens are sheltered in sanctuary cities.
                And yet, ironically, hypocritically and demonically, the country-- and a significant portion of its population—are under sustained attack as never before for being racist, homophobic, and misogynistic. The most prosperous, tolerant—and decent—nation in the history of the world is being treated by leftists as if it were the Third Reich. Don’t laugh, they are using those very comparisons, throwing truly offensive (not to mention patently absurd) terms around like “fascist,” “Nazi” and “Hitler.” Most of those lobbing verbal neutron bombs around are themselves white and privileged. And they rarely get called on it, in large part due to fake news outlets and the (mock) media. Amazing.
                Tragically, in part because of the incessant drumbeat of malicious lies, the country is now split. Progressives, ironically, have smeared and slandered those who hold traditional values, marginalizing them-- and even excluding them from college campuses and mainstream media outlets. They aren’t just guilty of inadvertent “micro-aggressions,” they have used brutal language and even violence to further their ends. Moreover, if those they are savaging ever have the temerity to defend themselves or fight back, they redouble their attacks and re-slander their victims as deplorable, right-wing hate-mongers prone to violence.
    And they now wish to impeach a president, not because that president committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but because they want to…consolidate their power. If they are successful, republican government of, by and for the people is dead.






Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day=Harassment


            

                The University of New Orleans’ “Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation” policy deems sending “suggestive” letters, “notes or invitations” a form of sexual harassment. This led the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to warn UNO students that they could be targets of sexual harassment investigations if they weren’t careful about the content of the Valentine’s Day cards and gifts they gave out.
                Such fun! Yet another day ruined by progressive dogma. In days of yore, many teenagers were filled with excitement as St. Valentine’s Day approached. The day was given over to celebrating love and romance…or even just friendship or a little schoolboy/girl crush. I well remember my fifth-grade class decorating shoe boxes and cutting a slit in the top through which to receive “valentines” when I was in grade school. Now even acknowledging someone of the opposite sex is problematic at best, perhaps even dangerous.

   “What we’re you suspended for, Bob?”

   “I gave Lisa a Valentine’s Day card.”

   “Damn.”

   NECCO’s “Sweethearts” candies had been a fun and iconic part of Valentine’s Day for countless folks, young and old alike, for well over 100 years. They were inexpensive and came in boxes of 15-25. Each candy was stamped with short, cute phrases like “Kiss Me,” “Wink, Wink,” “Baby Doll,” “Reach For It,” “My Pet,” “URA 10,” “Play Time,” “Be Mine,” and “Say Yes.” Some sported a picture of a moustache. Sadly, the company closed its doors last year, leaving only a couple of lesser alternatives on the market, “Conversation Hearts” being the most widely available. NECCO eventually was sold to Spangler Candy Company, which will likely start producing Sweethearts again in the near future. This, then, is the perfect time for Spangler to update the phrases on the candies to comply with the times, lest recipients start suing for harassment and claiming psychological distress. (I can hear co-eds screaming “microaggression!” or “candy rape!” while running for a safe space).  

  Ergo, in the interest of comity and generosity, I hereby suggest some new phrases for the (formerly) sweet candies:

·         ”#MeToo”
·         ”RU Trans?”
·         ”No MAGA” (Or MAGA in a “no” circle)
·         ”LGBTQ U2?”
·         ”NoNoNO!”
·         ”Back Off”
·         “F*ck Off”
·         ”CU In Court”
·         ”666”
·         ”Kiss This!”

Alternatively, they could depict symbols like “pussy hats,” trans flags, or even angry emojis. This is 2019. There need be nothing traditional—or sweet-- about Valentine’s Day anymore.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day


                Did you have a nice Galentine’s Day?

    “Galentine’s Day” has leapt off of your television screen and become a real-life holiday. In 2010, “Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope exclaimed: “Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
                Sites such as Martha Stewart Weddings are down with the new day, as well. It has a listing of “Galentine’s Day Gifts for Your (Other) Soulmate,” featuring various gal gifts plus a shirt averring “The Future is Female.” 25% of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to Planned Parenthood. Yay! Screw love, devotion and the miracle of birth, nothing says “Galentine’s Day” like helping to fund infanticide! You’ve come a long way, baby! Down a road that ought not have been travelled.
                The Left targets, politicizes and weaponizes everything there is. Love, sex and child-birth are no exceptions…because there aren’t any. The extraordinarily rapid evisceration of traditions and standards will continue until either Conservatives fight back—or there are no more traditions and standards.
                Where are the “masculists?” I propose we institute and celebrate “Malentine’s Day.” What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? We’ll drink beer, watch sports and just kick it, strip-club style. It’ll be like the Super Bowl, minus the angst. Plus tatas.
                Galentine’s Day celebrates females. Malentine’s Day will celebrate males…and masculinity. The former is lauded, the latter will be reviled. Malentine’s Day will be a tribute to all those men who’ve died over the centuries to give us our freedom. To those who sacrificed their lives to save others or end slavery. It will be a tribute to all the dads who worked themselves to death so their children wouldn’t have to. It will be a tribute to the special forces, to policemen and firemen. And it will be a tribute to the men who drive a drunk girl home and refuse her advances. And to those who stand on a girder or I-beam 60-floors up, bringing buildings—and dreams—to life. To those such as the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy, and somehow found the courage to climb nearly vertical cliffs, into a living Hell of intense gunfire, to rescue a continent and allow freedom to ring once more. And to those now like them, who are routinely savaged as possessing “toxic masculinity,” and bear the ignorant smears with dignity, while continuing to do what they know is right. We will raise our Malentine’s Day glasses in a toast to all of you. As Winston Churchill once said, tears in his eyes, in a lonely and singular attempt to save humanity: “We shall never surrender!”
But this isn’t the only alternative holiday. “Indigenous People’s Day” has largely replaced Columbus Day. “Festivus” has supplanted Christmas in some secular progressive’s lives, due to the popularity of “The Seinfeld Show” in the 1990s. Festivus is observed on December 23rd, and includes the airing of grievances, a plain aluminum pole, and the defining of easily explainable events as “Festivus Miracles.” Ha, ha. Get it?  And there will be more and more alternative holidays in the progressive world to come.
Such as, July 3rd: “Dependence Day”—celebrating all the cultures/nations around the world that have been rendered dependent on the U.S. or that the U.S. has plundered and forgotten. Also, a tribute and affirmation to all those on the planet who rely on government for their very existence.
And the fourth Wednesday of each November henceforth shall be known as “Disapproval Day.” On this day, all the peoples of the world can bitch and complain about, well, everything, though most of the Earth’s truly disadvantaged and downtrodden will not do so. Western progressives, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, will gleefully take the opportunity to disparage their lack of opportunity to disparage Western culture, religion, medicine and everything else. They will throw hissy fits, savage capitalism, free markets, republicanism, Republicans, Christianity, and the Constitution. And then they will check their smart phones, their stock portfolios, have a snack, and climb into their pre-heated Sleep Number beds to dream of revolution.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bloomingdale's Pulls 'Fake News' T-Shirts


            Bloomingdale’s is an American department store chain. It was founded in 1861, so its first few years in business coincided with The Civil War. But Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale could not have seen this coming: the company they founded has come under attack for selling t-shirts sporting the words, “Fake News.” And that is real news.
A number of self-important reporters and members of the media (are there any other kind?) took to Twitter and other platforms to lambaste the retailer for its insensitivity in selling these “offensive” items. Allison Kaden, a reporter for WPIX-TV in New York City, tweeted: “Hey @Bloomingdales, this isn’t funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communties.” And REAL spelling competency, too! I’m sure your “communties” appreciate that, as well. This is funny and further delegitimizes self-styled “journalists” who can’t even fact-check or proof-read their own 20-word missive touting their accuracy and honesty.
Pathetically, Bloomingdale’s immediately caved to the delicate sensibilities of one person, replying: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused. We take this feedback very seriously and are working quickly to remove this t-shirt. Again, thank you for taking the time to alert us.” That’s obsequious enough to make Eddie Haskell barf. Though the store said, “The item was immediately removed from our selling floor” and essentially apologized to everyone in the world for it having arrived there in the first place, that wasn’t enough to sate the blood lust of some in the REAL news community. Such as the Baltimore Sun’s Pamela Wood, who wrote: “Hi, @bloomingdales. Apologizing ‘for any offense we may have caused’ is not a sincere apology. This is not about journalists’ hurt feelings. This is about damage done to our democracy when your brand joins in perpetuating and celebrating the idea of ‘fake news.’ Please try again.”
Ms. Wood’s claim that this isn’t about “journalists’ hurt feelings” is fake news. It obviously is. Her claim that this is about “damage done to our democracy” is also fake news. Preposterously—if inadvertently humorously—so. I thought “democracy dies in darkness,” not in the light of a department store selling a shirt with “fake news” on it. Democracy certainly isn’t served by members of the fourth estate telling private companies what words can adorn the apparel that they sell. I am highly offended at Kaden’s and Wood’s statements-- and at much of what passes for news in the mainstream media. Will this lead them to remove that with which I disagree? And issue me a heartfelt apology?
It is fitting that the “fake news” t-shirts at Bloomingdale’s were displayed on mannequins. Fake people. Perhaps they represent all those anonymous sources reporters love to cite.
Journalists should get over themselves. For the most part those in the mainstream media are just another brick in the wall preventing those who follow them from seeing the truth.



Monday, February 11, 2019

Yes, Santa Claus, There Is A Virginia


             Dear Blogger—I am 1,749 years old. Some of my little friends (the elves) say there is no Virginia anymore. They say if you read it in The Times or The Post it’s so. You are known for telling the truth. So, please tell me the truth. Is there a Virginia anymore?

-Santa Claus, Main Post Office, Fl-96930 Arctic Circle


Santa Claus, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their innocent little minds. In this Brave New World of ours, the Governor of the state can apologize for appearing in blackface in his school’s yearbook 35 years ago and then deny it the next day-- while also admitting he wore blackface on another occasion. Most of us no longer possess the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge…that the state’s attorney general also admitted to wearing blackface. And that its Lieutenant Governor, who is black, must try to save face now that he has been accused—twice—of sexually harassing a woman, one of whom while attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia. It exists as certainly as lust and stupidity and bureaucracy exist, and you must know that they abound and give to your “naughty” list its countless pages. Alas! How boring would be the world if there was no Virginia, the home of bureaucracy! It would be as boring as if there were no Santa Claus. There would be no childlike faith in government, or in people you don’t even know bringing gifts to you for free! There would be no usery, no bribery, no illicit romance to make life tolerable on social media. We should have no unemployment, except of greed and might. The eternal blight with which officialdom fills the world would be extinguished.
So Yes! Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia! (And Virginia is for bureaucrats).
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George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison begat (Governor) Northam, (Lt. Gov.) Fairfax and (Attorney General) Herring? Darwin, you’ve got some explaining to do.




Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Green New Deal


                The Green New Deal is here! Direct from the facile minds of Rep. Alexandria Occasional-Cortex (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). With the full-throated support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cal.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Corey (Call Me ‘Spartacus’) Booker (D-N.J.), and Al (It’s Embarrassing I’m Still Alive After Predicting A ‘True Planetary Emergency’ Within 10 Years…13 Years Ago) Gore. This plan is kind of, um, bold and far-reaching, so let’s dive right in to the particulars. Here is what the “GND” would entail:
                *Banning all traditional forms of energy in ten years, including oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear. Which necessitates…
                *The complete elimination of every “combustion-engine vehicle” within ten years. Say good-bye to boats, airplanes, trucks and cars. These are to be replaced by electric trains and cars. Don’t worry, charging stations will be “everywhere.” Although we don’t know what will give charge to the ubiquitous charging stations. I guess we’ll just cross that bridge when we come to it. Which leads us to…
                *Infrastructure. Will “Build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.” These trains will have to really be flying if they are going to be practical to take from, say, New York to London or Los Angeles to Tokyo! Oh, and the plan is also to “Upgrade or replace every building in the U.S. for state-of-the-art energy efficiency” and carbon neutrality. How many buildings are in the U.S.? More than the number of people? There will be when…
                *The government will provide “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen.
                *The GND goal is to provide “healthy food” to every single American citizen (and, assumedly, illegal alien). There will be dramatically less beef on the menu, that’s for sure, as…
                *The GND also aims to reduce the number of “farting cows.” Maybe if we also provided “healthy food” to the bovine bastards they’d fart less. Oh, wait, they already have an all-plant diet. So, what do we do? Not to worry, we’ll figure it out, as…
                *This plan mandates a free college or trade school education for every American. But what if you wanted to go into a field or trade that has been eliminated by the Raw  Green New Deal? Still no problem…
                *The bill promises that Uncle Sam will provide every American with a job that guarantees a “family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and a pension.” The jobs clearly won’t be in boat, plane or automobile manufacturing, repair or sales. Or in the coal, natural gas, oil, fracking or nuclear energy industries. Or in raising cattle. But this won’t matter, since…
                *The plan provides “economic security” for everyone. Including those who are “unwilling” to work. We’ll just send someone around to hand out other people’s money to the indolent.
                Except that, no one will be willing to work if they will have their earnings taken away from them via the punitive tax rates which will be necessary under this plan (though still not nearly enough to pay for it). Especially since they will be given a guaranteed income even if they aren’t willing to work. There will be no one to rebuild every structure in the United States, build out high-speed rail, teach our kids, or to walk around handing out money to the willfully unemployed. 
               Neither AOC nor her cohorts profess to know just how the GND would be paid for. Or how much it will cost. Details, details. AOC does admit that the cost to repair and upgrade U.S. infrastructure alone would be $4.6 trillion “at minimum.” Which is unfortunate given that instituting a 70 percent top marginal tax rate is estimated to raise only about $700 billion over a decade. She also admits, “even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.” So, she says, perhaps “The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit.” In other words, print money and hope for the best. She does know, however, that the GND requires massive government intervention. When asked by a reporter recently if she was prepared to openly state that, “what this requires is massive government intervention?” she answered, “It does, yeah, I have no problem saying that.”
    So, if we bankrupted every individual and company in the nation, we still wouldn’t have near enough money to fund this massive societal transformation. Then why do it? Because “Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us,” says Ocasio-Cortez.  I say again, then why do it?! Why ruin the economy and hand government control over every aspect of our lives when even this won’t be near enough to combat climate change?
               In jarring juxtaposition to her aforementioned statements, Occasional-Cortex proves she herself is more insane than her plan, by saying: “The question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.” This is the mother of all disconnects: We will borrow ourselves rich…beyond our wildest dreams!
               AOC and Markey claim that a majority of Democrats and some Republicans support the Green Shrew Spiel  Green New Deal, though that claim, too, is unsupported by any evidence. A December poll by Yale and George Mason universities purportedly showed that 81 percent of registered voters surveyed supported the concept of a Green New Deal. Here is the description of the plan that those polled were shown: “Some members of Congress are proposing a ‘Green New Deal’ for the U.S. They say that a Green New Deal will produce jobs and strengthen America’s economy by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. The Deal would generate 100% of the nation’s electricity from clean, renewable sources within the next 10 years; upgrade the nation’s energy grid, buildings, and transportation infrastructure; increase energy efficiency; invest in green technology research and development; and provide training for jobs in the new green economy.” This description was followed by the question “How much do you support or oppose this idea?” 40% said they “strongly supported” the plan and 41% said they “somewhat” supported the plan. 
 Despite the description’s wording, which is obviously and disingenuously designed to elicit a positive response, no sentient being who has even a perfunctory knowledge of world history or economics-- or a modicum of common sense—could answer in the affirmative.

 It is therefore equally obvious that America is 100% screwed. GND. (Genuinely No Doubt).



Saturday, February 9, 2019

The State Of The Union: A Tale Of Two Speeches


February 5, 2019
United States House of Representatives Chamber
State of the Union Address
ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN

President Trump: “…distinguished members of the House, special g-“

MSNBC: “We promise the viewers we’re going to fact check that.”

President Trump: “…when American troops risked their lives in the D-Day invasion nearly 75 years ago…”

CNN: “We want to let our viewers know we will be fact checking Trump’s claim as quickly as we can.”

President Trump: “ …a cancer survivor at 10 years old. You are an inspiration to us all…”

NBC: “Our viewers should know, we will be fact-checking Trump’s claims all night long, including this one.”

President Trump: “…one of the men who first planted our flag on the moon, Buzz Aldrin is here with us tonight…”

ABC: “We should interrupt here to assure our viewers that we will be actively and vociferously fact-checking what Trump is saying here tonight. This claim is no exception!”

President Trump: “…and God bless America!”

CBS: “We would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to again reassure those watching that we are-- and will continue to be-- fact-checking this speech…all through the night, if necessary. The last words the president uttered seem to me, and I’m sure many listening, to be problematic at best. We don’t know that there is a God, and if there should be, if She would be inclined to bless America.”

Post speech analysis, ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN:
“President Trump appeared before a joint session of Congress tonight for the annual State of the Union Address. His remarks contained numerous claims that were false or misleading. Here is how they stacked up against the facts: His claim that the U.S. economy is the envy of the world is absurd. We’ve discovered that Latvia’s economy grew faster than the U.S. economy in 2018. Also, at one point in his speech, he used the phrase ‘one-third’ when the correct figure would have been 31%. Sad, but not surprising.”

Post speech analysis of Stacy Abrams Rebuttal to the president, ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN:
                “Representative Abram’s speech was fact-filled and spot on. Loved it. I thought she was so unifying when she opened by saying ‘Good evening my fellow Americans.’ And then she said, ‘Happy Lunar New Year.’ Indeed, it is the Lunar New year. That is a fact. Just…wow! Of course, she correctly noted ‘plants are closing, lay-offs are looming, and wages struggle to keep pace with the cost of living.’ And she closed by thanking the American people and eloquently stating: ‘May God bless the United States of America.’ And indeed She has, Ms. Abrams. We have you! All-in-all, I thought her speech was just the right mix of policy and passion, spunk and thoughtfulness. Too bad she got screwed in Georgia.”


January 28, 2014
United States House of Representatives Chamber
State of the Union Address
ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN

President Obama: “…the economy is creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis.”

MSNBC: “I think that we’ve all got thrills running up our legs.”

President Obama: “…and, as I’ve repeatedly said, ‘If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.’”

CNN: “That is just wonderful stuff. Wish I could reach out and touch him.”

President Obama: “I’ve recently visited all 57 states, and I-“

NBC: “We would remind viewers to put this remark in the proper context. The President certainly believes this and if you take into consideration that D.C. and Puerto Rico are essentially states already and that California and two or three other states may soon be split, it’s hard to argue with him. He’s probably just prescient…as usual.”

President Obama: “…ISIS is really just a JV team that doesn’t threaten America.”

ABC: “And I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to this great president for that.”

President Obama: “…and America is an exceptional nation in the sense that all nations think they are exceptional.”

CBS: “We’ll just stay quiet now—and for the rest of the evening-- and let those listening and watching drink in the self-evident greatness of President Obama.”

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Grand Canyon University Cancels Shapiro Speech


  Grand Canyon University is a private Christian school located in Phoenix, Arizona. Its mission statement proclaims the school “prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders” by providing an “academically challenging” curriculum. This assertion is obviously an elaborate ruse, as the school recently cancelled a speech by Ben Shapiro, a highly popular conservative commentator. The university cited concerns over a “current high volume of rhetoric.” Rhetoric used to be taught as part of a college’s core curriculum. Now it frightens schools into muzzling accomplished speakers?
 GCU went so far as to note the school’s aim often aligns with Shapiro’s message, especially as it regards Judeo-Christian values and the free market economy, but that it was banning him from speaking “to focus on opportunities that bring people together.”
 A school is neither providing an “academically challenging” curriculum nor helping its students become “critical thinkers” or “effective communicators” by barring them from hearing someone effectively communicate their critical thinking.
By GCU’s “logic,” it is better to be unified in ignorance, amorality and intolerance than to risk having students throw a tantrum if they are exposed to ideas and opinions to which they may disagree.
Grand Canyon University is the largest Christian college on Earth. It takes its name from the largest natural ravine in the world. The hole in higher education’s soul today is deeper than the Grand Canyon itself. And just as real. Academia’s cowardly adherence to group-think and antipathy to the truth is shamefully sentencing students to a lifetime spent in a vast abyss of meaninglessness.
A Christian school should help to fill that hole, not commit the same sin.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Democrats Then And Now


                Contrast what Democrats/liberals used to believe in with what they do now: limited government vs. unlimited, big-spending, intrusive, cradle-to-grave nanny statism.  Individual rights vs. identity/group politics. Natural Law and negative rights vs. state granted “positive” rights. The rule of law vs. the rule of law for elites, mob rule for everybody else. Freedom of religion vs. freedom from religion. Pulling oneself up by one’s own bootstraps vs. an all-out entitlement and grievance-based society. The right to life vs. the right to unfettered abortion and assisted suicide. (Though the death penalty is an abomination!). Respect for the divine vs. all out hatred for Christianity. (God was “booed” at the 2012 Democratic National Convention). Freedom of speech and assembly vs. “hate speech” laws and limited “free speech zones.” The right to self-protection vs. attempts to ban firearms.
                Many leftists are power hungry, many others mentally ill. The majority of them want to ban cigarettes but legalize marijuana, a substance with more carcinogens then cigarettes, putting aside its many other damaging effects. They are offended if the Ten Commandments show up in a public space, but often defend Satanist’s rights to place a statue of Beelzebub in the same venue. They are against increasing the military’s budget, refuse to fund a border wall, yet will brook no limit on entitlement spending, or much of anything else. They have no problem robbing from citizens with gainful employment to give free stuff to non-citizens who come here illegally.
                Progressives often mock Christianity but go out of their way to praise Islam as a “religion of peace.”. Even as they purport to love the LGBTQ community, members of which would be stoned or put to death in some Muslim nations. And, unlike most of their predecessors, many modern feminists actually despise men and deem them “unnecessary.” They talk incessantly of “toxic masculinity,” yet they elevated Linda Sarsour to co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. Sarsour is a Muslim American separatist who wears a hijab and vociferously defends the very sharia law codes under which women around the planet are subjugated and oppressed. (And are often made the victims of “honor killings” if they engage in adultery or even premarital sex).
                A rational person could literally go crazy trying to make sense of this. The harsh truth is: no other rational conclusion can be drawn but that progressive Democrats disdain America’s founding documents and fathers, hate traditional Western values and Judeo-Christian principles, and, well…hate America and Americans.