Sunday, December 9, 2018

UNC Instructors Threaten To Withhold Student's Grades

                University of North Carolina officials recently announced that they were moving the controversial “Silent Sam” statue to a new, less public campus facility. Apparently, just hiding the memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers isn’t good enough for many of the school’s teaching assistants and students, some of whom almost immediately took to the streets in protest. Moreover, activists announced that no fewer than 79 teaching assistants had signed a petition threatening to withhold up to 2,200 grades as leverage to force the UNC Board of Trustees and Chancellor Carol Folt to rethink their decision to keep Silent Sam anywhere on campus grounds. Some instructors went so far as to ask their students to take a stand on the “strike,” resulting in student and parent complaints.
                The TA’s actions should result in no fewer than 79 “pink slips.” It is unconscionable for teachers to use their students as pawns to get what they want in their never-ending social justice wars.
                To his credit, Bob Blouin, UNC Provost, said such a strike would “violate the University’s instructional responsibilities.” He added: “Our students are entitled to receive their grades in a timely manner. It is especially critical for the students preparing to graduate next Sunday,” noting that their scholarships, grants, and job opportunities could be imperiled by the withholding. He also stated that, “Such actions have been interpreted as coercion and an exploitation of the teacher-student relationship and in fact are a violation of students’ First Amendment rights as well as federal law.” Exactly.
                Blouin appears oddly determined to do the obviously right thing and protect the well-being of his students. He ended his statement by averring: “I trust that our faculty and graduate students will not act in a way that harms the interests of students and their families, and that these instructors meet the legal, ethical and moral responsibilities for which they have been contracted. Failure to meet their responsibilities to their students, including timely submission of final grades, will result in serious consequences.”
                Students pay tens of thousands of dollars for tuition alone to attend colleges and universities today. Some of that money goes into their instructor’s pockets. If students wanted to protest a real injustice, while also protecting themselves, they should not take after “Silent” Sam. They should take to the campus roads and walkways and demand the teacher’s assistants end their succession from sanity and morality…just like the Confederacy did all those years ago.

                That would be one protest I’d support. And it would be a monument to freedom.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Nebraska School Bans Reindeer And Candy Canes

                It’s time for this year’s update on our public education system’s complete and utter lunacy as regards Christmas and the holiday season!
    Jennifer Sinclair, principal of Manchester Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska, recently put the kibosh on a vast number of Christmas-related items. A memo from Sinclair listed the forbidden items and activities:

                *Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets
                *Christmas trees in classrooms
                *Elf on the Shelf— “that’s Christmas-related”
                *Singing Christmas carols
                *Playing Christmas music
                *Sending a scholastic book that is a Christmas book—"that’s Christmas-related”
                *Making a Christmas ornament as a gift—“This assumes that the family has a Christmas tree which assumes they celebrate Christmas. I challenge the thought of, ‘Well they can just hang it somewhere else.’”
                *Red/green items—traditional Christmas colors
                *Christmas videos/movies and/or characters from Christmas movies
                *Candy Cane—"that’s Christmas-related. Historically, the shape is a ‘J’ for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection. This would also include different colored candy canes.”

                Yes, symbols of Christ are certainly inappropriate for the Christmas season, whatever their colors!

                Liberty Counsel, a law firm defending religious freedom, obtained a copy of the memo and subsequently sent a demand letter to the superintendent of Elkhorn Public Schools urging the district to “immediately overrule and specifically disavow the sweeping directive banning Christmas holiday items, and require Principal Sinclair to undertake review of District policy and the law.”
                The district responded, saying it had “investigated this matter and determined that Principal Sinclair’s memorandum did not comply with Board policy” and that it had advised Manchester staffers that “certain Christmas symbols” are permissible.
                Sinclair essentially apologized for her actions, noting that she “come(s) from a place that Christmas and the like are not allowed in schools.” New York City? California?
                What were to be “acceptable practices” at the school?:

                *Gifts to students
                *Students making a gift for a loved one
    *Snowmen, snow women, snow people, snowflakes
    *Gingerbread people
    *Holidays Around the World—purposeful presentation of information to teach about different cultures
    *Hot chocolate
    *Polar Bears
    *Scarves, boots, earmuffs, and hats
    *Olaf ( from the movie “Frozen”)

Is there no end to her tolerance and largess? Can the kiddies actually wear scarves, boots, earmuffs, and hats, too?
The Abominable Snowman and polar bears are fine, but reindeer are problematic? As for “snow people,” I bet a transgender Jihadi snow person might garner its maker extra-credit!
And we all know snowflakes are acceptable. After all, there are so many in our schools already.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Minnesota Professor Says God Did Not Have Consent

                “Dr.” Eric Sprankle is a psychology professor and sex therapist at Minnesota State University, Mankato. On Monday, December 3rd, he tweeted: “The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.” Wow. Sprankle has spoken.
                Another member of the Twitterverse responded that the Bible states that the Virgin Mary did agree to God’s plan for her. This rankled Sprankle. He replied: “The biblical god regularly punished disobedience. The power difference (deity vs. mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes.’ To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst.” So, in Professor Sprankle’s considered view, God is a bully, a misogynist and a predator. For giving us all a chance at eternal life.
  Dr. Sprankle decorated his “Christmas” tree with Satanic décor, as proudly shown in another recent tweet. And yet, Facebook recently censored a picture of Santa Claus kneeling in a manger with baby Jesus—because, according to its guidelines, it “may show violent or graphic content.”
  It is ironic to hear Professor Sprankle speak of “unethical abuse of power.” Especially as he would never criticize extraordinarily powerful and wealthy progressives like George Soros, Jeffrey Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg. I’m not sure what he has said about Muhammad.
 As Mark Steyn recently noted, the collegiate liberal arts community has Christianity to thank for its roots because much of the ancient art and music was created in defense or celebration of Jesus Christ and Christianity. And now those liberal arts institutions are the most devout preachers-- and teachers-- of secularism.

And occasionally Satanism.

Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

College Student Told To Move Due To Legal Gun Ownership

                Harvard University graduate student Leyla Pirnie was told to move out of her apartment because she legally owns a couple of firearms, The Washington Free Beacon reported recently.  An email obtained by the site reveals that her landlord admitted that a police officer inspected the student’s apartment while she was away and found that Pirnie was in complete compliance with state laws pertaining to possession of the firearms.
                The email also stated that her roommates were uncomfortable living in proximity to the guns, leading Dave Lewis, their landlord, to suggest Ms. Pirnie move out. Lewis noted: “Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” adding if she doesn’t and her roommates move out, she’ll be stuck paying dramatically more rent.
                Pirnie’s roommates searched her room, eventually found the guns, and then emailed Lewis requesting he find out whether Pirnie was breaking any laws. Enter the police officer…literally. The roommates claimed that the presence of firearms in the house “deprives us of the quiet enjoyment of the premise to which we are entitled.”

                Was Pirnie blasting away in her bedroom?

                Pirnie told the Free Beacon that her privacy had been violated, stating: “After being told far too many lies to count, my roommates finally admitted that they searched my closet, under my bed, and all of my drawers in pursuit of finding my guns.” And they wonder why she wants them?
               Pirnie said she had been in an abusive relationship, averring that she has “A real and legitimate reason as to why I want to protect myself.” We all have real and legitimate reasons to protect ourselves. And all Americans have the right to do so, via the Second Amendment.
                 Pirnie feels she’s being punished for being a gun owner. When she asked her roommates why they searched her room, one of them explained that she had been seen wearing a Make America Great Again hat and is from Alabama, so they just assumed she “had something.” Those tolerant, non-stereotyping progressives just love to “Coexist,” don’t they?!
                What if Ms. Pirnie had ransacked every nook and cranny of her roommate’s spaces because she’d seen them wearing “I’m With Her” buttons and knew they were from California, so she just assumed they “had something?” And she found their vibrators, strap-ons and dental dams and was uncomfortable living in proximity to these items because they would obviously deprive her of “the quiet enjoyment of the premise to which she is entitled?”
                I would like to say I’m sick of leftist’s immorality, and I am. But, none of us are perfect in that regard. None of us truly know God’s mind, nor are we without sin. What I will adamantly state is: I am so sick of “progressive’s” arrogance, virtue-signaling, entitlement, hypocrisy, bullying, ignorance, shamelessness, soullessness and outright hatred for the wisdom of the ages that it makes me sick.
                I know damn well many of you reading this in Europe, in big American coastal cities-- and elsewhere-- won’t understand my position, will disagree or think I’m a reactionary troglodyte. That’s your right. But the First Amendment to the American Constitution guarantees freedom of speech (and therefore thought- think about it), and the Second Amendment guarantees that the First one—and all the others—cannot be easily and arbitrarily taken away from individual citizens. The norm throughout all of recorded history is for governments to grow stronger, more controlling and more sinister over time as they restrict their own citizens rights, usually “for their own good.”
                The Founders found a workaround for this, although they knew it was likely a temporary one, depending entirely upon the virtue of American citizens. Their definition of virtue was doing what was best for the Republic as a whole and individual’s freedom from repressive government, not acting and voting to encourage government to use its coercive powers in your specific identity group’s best interest to the detriment of all others.
                Ms. Pirnie’s roommates, like so many others today, simultaneously wallow in their ignorance and superiority, oblivious to the long-term results of their own actions.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Vegans Have A Beef With Meaty Words

                Many vegans would like to cleanse the English language of vile phrases like “bringing home the bacon.” Expressions such as “the meat of the matter,” “meat market,” and “meat and potatoes” are right out, as well. And don’t even think of saying “beef up,” “what’s your beef,” or “where’s the beef,” of Wendy’s fame circa the 1980s.

               Has meat met its match? Vegans certainly have a beef with beef.

   We more traditional types may not like political correctness or “pork-barrel-spending,” but we almost always chicken out in the face of progressive attacks. After all, it is hard to stop being pathetically accommodating cold-turkey.
  As the article I’ve linked to noted, George Orwell once said, “If you can control the language people are allowed to use, you can control their minds.” That is precisely what progressives have been trying to do on college campuses-- and elsewhere-- often to great effect.

  If they succeed, we are all vegetables.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Called "Problematic"

            A video recently featured on the Huffington Post savaged the classic children’s holiday movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” labeling it “seriously problematic” for its supposed displays of bullying, racism, homophobia, verbal abuse, sexism/misogyny, bigotry, non-inclusiveness, and exploitation of workers. Is that all?
The clip showed screenshots of tweets berating the iconic television show, including one characterizing its Santa as a “bigoted exploitative prick.” Revel in the warmth of the holiday season!
Another tweet accused “Santa’s operation” of being “an HR nightmare” that’s “in serious need of diversity and inclusion training.” Others noted that Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him and bemoaned the fact that the other reindeer called him names.
The show features an outcast elf who wishes to become a dentist, yet who is told he’ll “never fit in” with desires like that, as well as a bunch of “misfit” toys. The video avers the show teaches that “deviation from the norm will be punished unless it is exploitable.” Of course, that is exactly the opposite of the show’s message. In the end, various characters realize the errors of their ways, become far more inclusive, and, ultimately, Rudolph is the hero.
But that is as nothing to militant progressives today. No deviation from the leftist playbook is even momentarily allowed, no subtlety in story brooked, no irony observed.
So, I say it’s high time for a remake of the old classic, now reviled. The new “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will be woke. So woke. The area where toys are processed will be a union shop staffed entirely by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elves. Rudolph himself will be gay and prance around shamelessly when he’s not attempting to mount Donner or Blitzen, Comet or Cupid. He will henceforth be known as “Rudolph the Red-Pricked Reindeer,” while doing public service commercials for AIDS awareness. Meanwhile, Dasher will be lobbying congress for single-payer healthcare as Prancer makes an impassioned plea for free college and contraceptives. Mrs. Claus will be shown endlessly daydreaming about getting ravaged by the Abominable Snowman, while Mr. Claus is counting the days until he can retire to The Turks and Caicos with a nubile red-headed teenage girl named Jasmine.
Dancer will lament the fate of Stormy Daniels while protesting in favor of gun control. The spotted elephant will ironically trample on “MAGA” hats whilst denouncing the “deplorables” in flyover country.
What’s more, Elf the Foreman will run off with Sam the Snowman in our new and improved “Rudolph,” even as Hank and Hermey pair off to engage in carnal delights… and social justice warfare. Meanwhile, Clarice leeringly slinks away with the water pistol that shoots “jelly,” while Coach Comet bangs Mrs. Donner. Our updated classic finishes with an amazing group sex scene featuring King Moonracer, Dollie, Yukon Cornelius and Charlie-in-the-box, after which they all highlight the dangers of global warming/climate change and the benefits of legalized recreational marijuana.
As you can see, nothing “problematic” or “exploitive” here. Deviation from the norm is the norm. The greater the deviation, the better.

Jingle bells, Noel and “peace out” homies.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Trans Activists Versus TERFS

                According to the National Review, “earlier this year, a sex offender named Karen White was incarcerated in a British Women’s prison, where ‘she’ sexually assaulted fellow inmates.” Imagine that. A person put in prison for sex offenses committing sex offenses in prison. Hard to believe, isn’t it? How did “she” go about it? The prosecution explained, in part, that “Her penis was erect and sticking out the top of her trousers.”
               There is no more damning condemnation of progressive’s mores and “reasoning” than the statement, “Her penis was erect and sticking out the top of her trousers.” Objective truth, reason, scientific facts, biology, religion, and the entire structural basis of humanity are all mocked and dispensed with in that one preposterous statement.

   But you can’t change the truth anymore than you can change your sex.

   As the NR article notes, feminists in England are now battling with those lobbying for transgender rights. Many feminists believe that sex is immutable and therefore trumps gender, whereas trans activists push the opposite belief, that one’s self-identified gender is an absolute that trumps one’s “arbitrarily assigned” sex. These trans activists call these feminists “TERFS,” which stands for “Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists.” And the trans activists are on the rampage. They prevented Dame Jenni Murray from speaking at Oxford University for merely raising the question of whether trans women are “real women.” Moreover, a 61-year-old “TERF” was recently assaulted at a feminist rally by Tara Wolf (!), a trans “woman” who had stated on social media that she wanted to “f**k up some TERFS,” as they are “no better than fash (fascists).”
Speaking of fascists, leftists in the West are the modern-day fascists. Their actions make this assertion utterly unassailable. Tories in Britain are so afraid of leftists that, even though the majority of Tories support a mandatory medical verification of gender dysphoria to qualify one to “change one’s gender,” the majority of them won’t say so publicly. There is no Churchill today. Only fear and surrender. This is not their finest hour. One can only imagine, with increasing delight, what Churchill would have said of the phrase, “Her penis was erect and sticking out the top of her trousers.” Suffice it to say it would have been pithy, perfect…and legendary.  
The speaker of the British House of Commons rejected a parliamentary request to discuss the issues raised by Karen White’s case.

Apparently, Speaker (John) Bercow just doesn’t have the balls that Karen White has.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Majority Of Millennials Believe Obama More Impactful Than George Washington

                The majority of those comprising Generation Z (ages 14-21) believe Barack Obama had a bigger impact on the United States than George Washington did, a new survey conducted by the respected polling firm YouGov revealed. That was just one of many disturbing findings of the poll of 1,078 Americans conducted for the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG).
                For example, one in five millennials say the American flag is a “sign of intolerance and hatred.” The majority of those in younger generations agree that America is racist and sexist, with an incredible 46% of millennials averring that “America is more racist than other countries.” These findings are symptomatic of a diseased public educational establishment run by self-loathing leftists and steeped in revisionist history. No country in the world is as diverse ethnically, racially, and religiously, and hell, we now are supposedly home to an infinite number of genders! Moreover, blacks, Hispanics, and women are currently experiencing record low unemployment rates and gays earn significantly more in annual income than do straight people. Compare that to Middle Eastern nations, Albania, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Chad, Russia, China, ad infinitum. In Japan, a modern Western power, foreigners are labeled “gaijin.”
                Nearly half of millennials don’t believe America is the greatest country in the world, while one in eight agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be.” Over 60 percent of Americans 14-37 years of age approve of athletes kneeling during the national anthem.
                And then there is this: Only one in six Americans of all ages can pass a quiz on basic American history.
                Nick Adams, founder of FLAG, stated upon the release of the survey findings: “We suspected that we would find decreasing numbers of Americans well-versed in our nation’s most important principles and young people less patriotic than the generations that came before, but we were totally unprepared for what our national survey reveals: an epidemic of anti-Americanism. That half of millennials and Gen Z believe that the country in which they live is both ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ shows that we have a major fraction of an entire generation that has been indoctrinated by teachers starting in grade school that America is what’s wrong with the world.”
                It is an impossible task for a sane person to internalize the fact that the majority of those 14-21 believe Obama had a bigger impact on the United States than George Washington. It is easier—if no less disturbing—to believe they might say they preferred Obama to Washington, knowing the sad state of public education today. But to say Obama had more impact is clinically insane. Obama, whatever you might think of him, did not lead troops (from the front!) against the world’s largest and best army whilst having multiple horses shot out from under him. Without accepting pay. I don’t believe he was at any Constitutional Convention, nor do I believe he signed the Declaration of Independence, birthing the nation. And I’m virtually certain he did not cross the icy Delaware river in foul weather on Christmas night in 1776 to attack surprised Hessian missionaries. He was not and is not known as the Father of His Country. (There are some who think that, if he was granted such a title, it would be in reference to Kenya).
                No, former President Obama walked the south-side streets of a single American city attempting to persuade its denizens that their problems had nothing to do with them, but were caused by ongoing systemic racism and abuse at the hands of others. He rallied his fellow citizens against their own country, not an occupying power.
                At least for now, there is no state named after Obama. The nation’s capital isn’t called “Obama, D.C.”
                George Washington was aptly called “The Indispensable Man” for his role in the American Revolution.
                The same cannot be said of Barack Hussein Obama.
                That so many millennials believe Obama had more influence on the American republic than Washington did simply and starkly illustrates we are in need of a Second American Revolution.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dick's Sporting Goods To Drop All Hunting Merchandise?

                Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack says the company is considering removing all hunting gear from its 732 stores. The retailer already pulled all hunting equipment from 10 of its underperforming stores this past August, replacing it with an assortment of items pertaining to other sports. Stack said the company will “wait and see how the 10-store test does” before making a final decision. The company previously stopped selling certain types of firearms and magazines after the Parkland, Florida shooting.
                Why stop there, though, Ed? If you’re making business decisions based on bad things happening to people who use or are affected by certain types of products you sell, don’t pick and choose. Let’s dispense with the hypocrisy.
                If the chain truly cared about people’s well-being, it would stop selling all football equipment immediately. Or has no one in the company heard about chronic traumatic encephalopathy? Instead of adding to its assortment of soccer equipment, it should cease and desist all sales of soccer and soccer-related products tomorrow. Soccer is a very close second to football in the number of concussions its participants suffer. Moreover, there has been a stunning 58% increase in cases of pediatric concussions in the past decade. And female soccer players are experiencing nearly twice as many concussions as their male counterparts, according to a recent study by the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Concussions can lead to brain damage and a life not nearly as fulfilling as it otherwise would have been.

                Apparently, Dicks hates young girls.

                On top of even this, soccer is responsible for a staggering number of serious knee injuries.

                Hockey items should be swept off the floors, pegs and shelves of Dicks Sporting Goods outlets with all due haste. Not only is the sport dangerous, but the equipment is so expensive that it is an affront to all but life’s lottery winners…i.e. suburban white people.
                And what about baseball bats? Are they not deadly? Is Mr. Stack not aware that there have been many more bench-clearing brawls and melees in major league baseball the past 15 years than in the National Hockey League? Is this the behavior he is trying to encourage?
                The company even sells boxing equipment! Could they not find any jousting gear? Maybe a nice selection of daggers? Dicks’ virtue-signaling is not appealing to anyone with a properly functioning brain. Come to think of it, maybe that’s why it is reveling in the orgy of concussions, pain and suffering it is aiding and abetting.
                Take my advice, Ed: if you don’t want to potentially offend or hurt anybody: 1) go big with LGBTQ gear and apparel, 2) just sell Chia Pets, cummerbunds and cheese straighteners…and/or 3) re-brand as “Dick-less Sporting Goods” and sell a wide variety of “pussy hats.”

Friday, November 30, 2018

Facebook Auction Sells Young Girl

                Facebook failed to stop the sale of a 16-year-old Sudanese girl via a recent auction on its site. Oops. Hate that when that happens. “Our bad.”
                The post requesting dowry bids for the girl apparently first appeared on October 25th. The winner reportedly gave the girl’s father 500 cows, three cars and $10,000 cash in exchange for his daughter, whom he married on November 3rd. A Facebook spokesperson said, in a statement to FOX Business, that the social media behemoth removed the post as soon as it knew about it…on November 9th, more than two weeks after it went up. The spokesperson predictably sniffed: “Any form of human trafficking - whether posts, pages, ads or groups is not allowed on Facebook. We removed the post and permanently disabled the account belonging to the person who posted this to Facebook.”
                The auctioning off of a young girl on social media has understandably outraged some children’s rights groups, Plan International in particular. George Otim, the country director for Plan International South Sudan issued a statement saying: “That a girl could be sold for marriage on the world’s biggest social networking site in this day and age is beyond belief. This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets.” Just so.
                However, like many other human rights, social justice and feminist groups, Plan International is pro-abortion, even if more discreetly so than other organizations. Its CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, proudly proclaims that Plan International is transforming from a “childs’ rights organization” to a “girls’ rights organization.” (Because we all know that any boy that doesn’t transition to a girl at an early age is a simmering vessel of toxic masculinity waiting to wreak havoc on the planet…and thus unworthy of “rights”). Albrectsen further avers: “And we will champion the adolescent girl’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in all its forms,” adding that the “key point in the girl-child’s life” is “the day she gets her period.” She sites the U.N.’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) stemming from the 1994 population conference in Cairo with regard to girls’ “reproductive health” and “rights,” which by modern-day definition necessarily include abortion.               
                We are certainly currently trafficking in human hypocrisy, with social media giants such as Facebook hosting auctions for child brides and live executions while snarkily disparaging—or outright banning-- posts touting traditional mores and Judeo-Christian values.

                I myself would give cows, cars and cash to Silicone Valley’s tech firm bigwigs if it would help marry them to logic, reason and decency. Period.