Sunday, December 16, 2018

Periods: Not Just For Females Anymore!

                With apologies to Alice Cooper, the belief that “only women bleed” is now passé. So says no less an authority than the Brighton & Hove City Council. The Southeast England town’s council advised teachers via a report stating: “Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods.” The report also demanded that “menstruation must be inclusive of all genders.”
                Sadly, there is—literally—no longer any way to spoof or parody this insanity. If I mentioned the increasing number of women with prostrate issues or erectile disfunction, many would simply nod knowingly. We are that far gone.
                The report also recommends that “language and learning about periods” be inclusive of all “cultures, faiths and sexual orientations.” Did anyone doubt that Irish Catholic lesbian females have periods? The conflation of gender with chosen attributes like faith is a hallmark of the left. It also states: “We believe that it’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together…Our approach recognises the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary.”
                Most kids are already uncomfortable enough as it is in sexual education classes without having to “learn” things that aren’t true. Telling the poor youths that boys can have periods too will leave them totally confused… and likely stressed. But the educators don’t care about that. They care about being seen as “woke” and enlightened by a fraction of the population.
                Brighton & Hove schools will stock menstruation products in all bathrooms and have been provided with “Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkits.” I don’t want to know what’s in those.
                The report informs teachers that failure to refer to children by their preferred pronoun or name can constitute harassment. Young kids often have fantastic imaginations and imaginary friends. Now some boys may believe they have a “monthly ‘friend.’” Instead of giving their charges guidance, teachers will be feeding them bullshit. What could possibly go wrong? “Hi, I’m Jack and I’m a girl. I want my pronoun to be “zirx.” And I’m having my period right now. Wanna see my penis?”
                Transgender rights activists are racking up victories with Blitzkrieg-like speed, primarily because everyone’s afraid to oppose them. Yet, some things are more important than appearing “woke” to others. The future of our children should be one of them.

                There is no question about it: only idiots believe men have periods. Exclamation point.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

"Freshmores," Not Freshmen

            Dr. Jefford Vahlbusch, dean of the Honors College at Appalachian State University, doesn’t call first year students freshman. He calls them “freshmores.”
Vahlbusch told The Appalachian that he started using “freshmore” as a “non-sexist way to talk about freshman.” He added that he “got tired of listening to female students say freshman,” noting that it “just didn’t seem to be right that we didn’t have a non-gender specific way of talking about college students.” He says the term has now caught on around campus.
So, the good doctor decided that females shouldn’t use the term freshman? Wow. What other words should females avoid using, Dr.? Are you okay with them saying “manage” or “manifest?” “Manitoba?” How about “maniac?” Hmm?
What about the other three classes on campus? They are all offensively named, as well. “Senior” sounds like an elderly person who probably has dentures and wears adult diapers. “Junior,” on the other hand, is towards the opposite extreme. It sounds demeaning and dismissive, as in “get junior out of here before he breaks something or wets himself.” And sophomore? Its derivative is specifically used as a degrading term: “what disgusting, sophomoric behavior!”
What’s next? Will we have to dispense with or replace the words “mantle” and “manuscript?” There won’t be any “mandatory” assignments on campus soon. They will be termed “moredatory,” if there are any at all. Mannequins will become morenequins.
How many more— oh, oh. I mean how morey more… words will have to be inanely modified in the name of inclusivity or sacrificed altogether at the altar of “tolerance?” Will “emancipate” and “performance” be made to go the way of the Dodo? Will we allow “romance” to be taken out of the language? The more the left can obscure and diminish language, the more it can limit—and control-- thought.

This is all so dehumanizing-- excuse me, I mean dehumoreizing.

(In a related story, Minnesota State University, Mankato, has announced that it will re-brand itself as “Minnesota State University, Morekato” on January 1, 2019, whether or not it can get the city of Mankato to officially change its name).

Friday, December 14, 2018

Borderline Insanity

                To judge by progressive thought, Native Americans should have continuously welcomed non-native Europeans with open arms…and open checkbooks if they had had them. Yet they constantly decry these white settlers, who were simply fleeing persecution and looking for a better life, for usurping the Native Americans land and bringing with them diseases and firewater to which the natives had no defense.
                Incredibly, the self-same progressives today are gob-smacked and repulsed that the United States and the majority of its citizens, native or not, aren’t thrilled with the thought of unlimited numbers of illegal immigrants crossing over the border and demanding handouts and rights. This despite the fact that the hordes of illegals bring with them diseases, crime and drugs. And the fact that there are probably already over 30 times as many people living in America now as when Christopher Columbus arrived.
                It is illogical and hypocritical to say that the white Europeans ruined everything upon their arrival in America on the one hand, while simultaneously preaching the wondrous benefits of allowing millions of people from Central and South America to come here today on the other.
                There was no welfare program in America/the United States for the first 443 years of (mostly) European immigration. There were no Medicaid, Medicare or unemployment benefits, either. To become a citizen and be granted Constitutional rights such as the right to vote, one had to enter the country legally and pass a citizenship test. This was almost universally understood to be best for the immigrant and the nation.
                As we have grown richer and life has gotten easier, we have gotten softer, our thinking fuzzier, our reason—and purpose—less clear.
   This has led to many ills, including the changing of the definition of “liberal.” The Founders were classical liberals…and proud of it. The U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence were based on classical liberal thought and belief. I myself am an “old-school,” classical liberal. Classical liberalism favored limited, representative republican government, individual liberty, economic freedom, and the rule of law. All of which are anathema to “liberals” of today, as both sides understand the term.
  Today’s “liberals” are really socialists and leftists of various stripes, all of whom want big government, more and more spending, higher and higher rates of taxation, and less economic freedom. They are often in favor of a pure—or “direct”-- democracy, which has in every instance led to chaos, mob rule and tyranny by the majority and/or the government itself.  The rule of law? They like it when it benefits themselves, not so much when it doesn’t, and not at all when it’s against their interests.
  Which leads us back to illegal immigration. Our leftist friends are pro amnesty and illegal immigration because it solidifies their power by guaranteeing them more votes, directly and indirectly. The more people on government assistance, the more people who vote for their big government, tax and spend policies. Eventually, society reaches a tipping point where there are not enough people working to support all those on the dole, when, as Margaret Thatcher said, “you eventually run out of other people’s money.” And are left $22 trillion or more in debt. Shortly after that tipping point is reached, society enters a death spiral from which it is impossible to escape, precisely because the majority of the citizens either work for the government or rely on its (read: taxpayers) largess.
 Classical liberalism led to our astounding success. Progressivism/socialism/Marxism/leftism, whatever you wish to call it, will lead us down the road that Venezuela recently traveled. The vast majority of the citizens will eventually have equal incomes……at extreme poverty levels……while the ringmasters of the grand charade live a life of luxury.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

VeggieTales Labeled "Dangerous"

                Our colleges and universities are populated by vegetables… or at least by those who imbue them with too much meaning. A group of students at Cal State San Marcos’ “Annual Whiteness Forum” believe the Christian children’s cartoon “VeggieTales” promotes racial stereotypes and labeled it “dangerous.”
                One female student claimed that, by humanizing vegetables, the popular show’s creators were really using the animated cartoon to promote stereotypes by making the villains racial minorities. She made a poster titled “Children in the Church” which reads, “When supremacists aim to taint the way children think of people of color, it will work.” Her “work” also states: “Whiteness in the Bible isn’t just seen as ‘power’ it’s seen as ‘good.’ When kids see the good white character triumph over the bad person of color character they are taught that white is right and minorities are the source of evil.”
                Biblical “whiteness” stands for purity and righteousness, Ms. Marple, not racial discrimination.
                The forum is an adjunct to Professor Dreama Moon’s (!) class titled “The Communication of Whiteness,” in which students also called various other things and people racist, including the NFL and women who supported Donald Trump. If the NFL is racist, it’s reverse racism, as about 70% of those in the league today are black. (And 100% of them are wealthy, at least by any objective standard). As for female Trump supporters, they voted against a woman, not a person of color. Maybe they’re not racist, but not sexist, either? Maybe they think for themselves, not as others tell them they have to think. Maybe they like Trump’s policies. Or maybe they just like his hair.

                But, I digress.

                Each episode of VeggieTales ended with Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber saying, “Remember kids, God made you special and He loves you very much.” It did not end with them saying, “Remember white kids, God made you special and He loves you very much.” Neither Bob nor Larry are white. They are, in fact, vegetables of color. Larry is green. Bob is red.

    As should be the faces of those labeling VeggieTales racist or dangerous.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Migrants Demand Asylum...Or Cash

                Two caravans of Central American migrants made separate marches on the United States Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico recently, demanding that President Trump promptly let them into the U.S… or pay them each $50,000 to go back home. Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, one of the group’s organizers, was asked how the $50,000 figure was chosen. He responded that they decided on that figure as a group, adding, “It may seem like a lot of money to you, but it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.” Say what?!
                The group wrote a letter addressed to President Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, San Ysidro Port Director Sidney Aki, and Commissioner of the Office of Customs and Border protection Kevin McAleenan, criticizing American intervention in Central America and giving the U.S. 72 hours to respond. Yet, incredibly, the letter also asked the United States to remove Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office.
                “Dear United States: let us in immediately-- or give us $50,000 each and we’ll call it good and go home. Also, stop meddling in our affairs! Oh, but please take out our president ASAP! Sincerely, Migrant Caravan Members.”
                The U.S., rather than “stealing from” Honduras, gives the nation millions of dollars a year in aid, $181 million in 2017 alone to be precise. (President Trump has threatened to cut off this aid if Honduras, and other Central American countries, don’t stop the migrant groups before they reach the U.S. border). Ulloa says the 50 grand or so per person would allow each of the migrants to return home and start a small business.
                Perhaps a nascent narcotics ring or a quaint little flower shop, massage parlor or pizza emporium.
                These may be third world folks, but this is a first-rate scam! I want to go country to country demanding each in turn grant me citizenship or fork over the equivalent of $50,000 U.S.! Imagine if this same demand was repeated at a consulate of every Western nation. I’d be a true “citizen of the world” and/or fabulously wealthy.
                I think I might also try this at the local level and engage in a little microeconomics, as it were. I’m going to go house to house in the neighborhood, knock on each door and demand that each household let me stay with them… or give me $1,000.
Then I’ll tell them to stop playing their music so loud and beg them to depose my wife.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ballot Harvesting

            Ever wonder how so many Republicans who were ahead in vote totals somehow wound up losing their 2018 mid-term elections at the last possible moment, even in Orange County and other traditionally Republican districts?
Ballot-harvesting! It’s not just for banana republics anymore! California legalized it in 2016, paving the way for the astounding number of 2018 Democratic candidates that won in races they were losing…until they were declared the winners. In every single Golden State race that flipped, it was the Democrat that won. Remarkable! The practice is illegal almost everywhere in the world, but not in progressive paradises like California, which, speaking of banana republics, has the nation’s highest poverty rate. And now, credible allegations of ballot harvesting have surfaced in North Carolina, as well.
Ballot harvesting is an extreme, if logical, result of Democrats obsessive concern with making sure every man and woman (and hopefully child) votes…no matter what. Where the practice is legal, anyone can turn in ballots, with no questions asked and no chain of custody required. While California Republicans were distracted with progressives involuntarily registering voters, especially illegal immigrants, through the Department of Motor Vehicles, the progressives were simultaneously working on their end-game strategy……ballot harvesting. This is also why there has been such a concerted effort to tout mail-in ballots recently. “You don’t have to go to the polling places anymore! Why, you can just sit up in bed, here’s a pen! I’ll take it from here! Thanks for doing your patriotic duty!”
That’s correct, operatives actually go to people’s homes (“we know where you live!”), knock on their doors and “suggest” they vote. “No pressure! It’s totally up to you if you want to be a low-life scum who doesn’t care about helping the country change for the better!”
The “harvesting” of ballots, like the “harvesting” of organs, should not be legal. No matter who engages in it-- Democrat, Republican or other-- it is a coercive sham guaranteed to fuel massive doubt, confusion and fraud, and thereby ruin a democratic republic like the United States of America.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Things You Won't Be Hearing Soon

                                       Things You Won’t Be Hearing Soon:

*“Good afternoon, thank you for calling the Donald J. Trump Center for Tact and Understatement.”
*”Good morning, Honey-Baked Hams Riyadh, may I take your order?”
*”Mrs. Clinton is, in my professional opinion, far too quick to blame herself.
*”Mr. Clinton is, in my professional opinion, badly in need of getting laid.”
*”Welcome to the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Center for Advanced Governmental Studies.”
*”Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. Have you considered keeping your baby?”
*”Good evening America, I’m Robert Swan Mueller the Third, and, well, I have an announcement to make: frankly, I just made the whole damn thing up. My bad.”
*”Coach Belichick? Coach?! Coach Belichick, please, we appreciate the forthright answers, but you have to stop talking now, we are out of time!”
*”Welcome to ‘Let’s Get After It with Chris Cuomo!’ On second thought, screw it, that’s a stupid name for a political show…makes me sound like a skirt-chasing horndog. Come to think of it, I’m really just an arrogant blowhard in the Jim Acosta mode! Bye all, Cuomo out!”
*”I’m humbled at winning this Oscar. I never thought I would win, given the talent and integrity of the others in this category. I just want to give thanks to God. And, I would be horribly remiss if I didn’t say how thankful I am to live in America where the dreams of actors and actresses, ‘faux people’ to some extent-- who speak the words others have written and play the parts others have created—can come true. Let’s all take a moment to put ‘identity politics’ aside, come together, and pray for our president and our country. Thank you.”
*”We interrupt this broadcast to inform you that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just been accepted into Mensa International!”
*”The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just admitted that the last 20 years of its findings are—and I quote—'the most absurd and biased bunkum ever foisted upon mankind.’ Moreover, the IPCC stated that ‘it is truly amazing how willing people are to believe that greenhouse gases, created by cow farts and internal combustion engines, somehow have more effect on the planet than the f**king sun……and other cosmic factors the interrelatedness of which we simply don’t understand.’ The IPCC added that ‘people’s gullibility is even more remarkable given the documented and undeniable history of cyclical warming and cooling the Earth has experienced since the beginning of bleeping time.’”
*”The New York Times released a statement today saying: ‘We regret the decades-long use of our maxim: All the news that’s fit to print. That is inaccurate. What we actually meant to say was: All the news we care to print.’ We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

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.