Sunday, December 15, 2019

Anti-Muslim Backlash?

                The aftermath of the latest terror attack committed by Islamic extremists was utterly predictable. After 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani killed three and wounded eight members of the U.S. navy at the Pensacola Air Station recently, mainstream media outlets immediately noted that local Muslims were totally shocked and devastated by the attack, and were also living in abject fear of an anti-Muslim backlash. This is specious, as, no matter how many acts of Islamic terrorism occur, anti-Muslim backlashes seldom—if ever—result. This fact in no way discourages those truth-seekers in the mainstream media, however, as they always promptly set off on a hunt for the elusive backlashes as soon as the next bomb vest goes off, gay bar is shot up, or skyscraper comes crashing down.
               Clearly these are very forgiving times, at least to criminals. We have become a kinder, gentler nation to terrorists-- and assorted others who wish us grievous harm. You wouldn’t have seen any of the following headlines adorn American newspapers in yesteryear:

*”Japanese Fear Anti-Japanese Backlash After Pearl Harbor Attack”

*”Germans Fear Anti-Aryan Backlash For V-2 Bomb Attacks On London Civilians”

*”British Fear Anti-Brit Backlash After Lexington And Concord”

*”Manson Family Fears Anti-Manson Family Backlash After Recent Murders”

               There are many good and decent Muslims, be they American citizens or not. In truth however, only a tiny percentage ever really speak out against crimes such as this. If the circumstances were reversed, the press in largely Muslim nations would happily, righteously report the death of the American perpetrator…perhaps by stoning or beheading. No one would worry about an “anti-American backlash.” No one ever does.
               It should not come as a surprise to Muslims that some would assume a “backlash” might occur following yet another heinous act of Islamic terrorism. The real shock is that it doesn’t.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Alyssa Milano Appalled At Trump's Inappropriate Remarks

                Hollywood actress, Trump hater, left-wing activist, and aspiring rocket scientist Alyssa Milano took to Twitter recently to bemoan the fact that she had to make her 8-year-old son leave the room while the news aired a clip of President Trump talking about disgraced former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Milano was likely referring to a moment at an October rally when Trump improvised an impassioned chat between Page and her similarly disgraced lover, fellow agent Peter Strzok, with whom she carried on an extramarital affair. The ever-classy Milano, star of such classic movies as “Mistresses,” “Insatiable,” and “Alyssa Milano Sex Tape,” noted that it was “so unfair to parents” that Trump’s improv was not G-rated.
                Milano’s actual tweet read, “It’s f*cking upsetting that I can’t allow my son to listen to our president because our president is inappropriate, misogynistic, and unpresidential.” Except there was no asterisk in place of the second letter in the second word of her tweet berating the president’s “inappropriate” language.

                Milano is not very effing good at recognizing hypocrisy.

                Others chimed in, blasting the president for his slightly off-color remarks. “Miss Prissy,” a.k.a. “The California Coochie,” a popular porn star who has made over 100 adult movies, tweeted: “It’s sad when I can’t even let my bleeping 16-year-old daughter listen to the effing president ‘cuz he says so much motherf**king, unacceptable, inappropriate shit.” She added, “And he, like, demeans women and shit.”
                John Kerry simply opined: “F**kin’ sad.”
                Rep. Rashid Tlaib was even terser, tweeting: “Mothereffer.”
                Joe Biden, on the campaign trail, remarked: “It’s a big f*cking deal if kids can’t listen to their president. I like kids. I like them sitting on my lap.”
                I am sure Alyssa and her fellow Trump-haters are equally appalled at the many extramarital affairs that JFK conducted, LBJ’s penchant for “letting it all hang out” in front of reporters and followers, and Bill Clinton’s extramarital abuse of a young intern while on the phone in the Oval Office, all of which actions were, by any measure, orders of magnitude more “inappropriate” than anything Trump has done.
                So, Alyssa, turn down your rap music and turn off your movies. Your indignation is severely misplaced.

 And that is f*cking upsetting.

Rep. Al Green Says Trump Must Be Impeached To Deal With Slavery

                Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), a lawyer-- and proof that the 9th district of Texas should have stayed with Mexico-- was recently interviewed by Alex Witt, on her MSNBC show, “Weekends with Alex Wittless." Sorry, “Weekends with Alex Witt.” The topic, naturally, was the upcoming impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Green remarked: “I do believe, ma’am, that we have to deal with the original sin. We have to deal with slavery. Slavery was the thing that put all of what President Trump has done lately into motion. It’s insidious… racism. The president has played on racism and he’s used that as a weapon to galvanize a base of support to mobilize people.” He added: “We cannot overlook what happened when he came down the escalator and just demeaned people of color when he talked about the s-hole countries. He has found a way to use ugly words to his benefit and to the detriment of the people who are the object of his words.”
                This begs the question, WTF? Trump “came down the escalator” and “talked about the s-hole countries?” He didn’t make the “s-hole” remark until two years after he “came down the escalator,” an event which, apparently, is akin to Adam and Eve partaking of the Forbidden Fruit in the minds of Never-Trumpers. I guess that accounts for Green’s “original sin” remark.
                 Green previously stated: “I’m concerned If we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.” There you have it: the Democrats real motivation in a nutshell. Nice to know that every future president will be impeached by the House or full Congress if they don’t agree with his or her policies, demeanor…or hair color. Kiss this formerly democratic republic goodbye. Green is also on the record stating that the House should impeach Trump multiple times if the Senate declines to convict him. Just keep impeaching the S.O.B. until he’s removed from office one way or another, the people be damned.
                Forget high crimes and misdemeanors. Green actually said that Trump must be impeached “to deal with slavery,” a remark that also begs the question, “WTF?” Abraham Lincoln, a Republican president, freed the slaves in 1863, 156 years ago, via the Emancipation Proclamation, against virulent opposition from Democrats. If a president was to be impeached “to deal with slavery,” it should have been prior to 1860. Or, failing that, Democrat Woodrow Wilson should have been removed from office for his overtly racist beliefs and actions.
                If Trump is impeached “to deal with slavery,” every future president will be impeached in order “to deal with the Indian situation,” “to deal with the War of 1812,” “to deal with Shay’s Rebellion,” or “to deal with the AIDS epidemic,” etc., etc., etc.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Portland To Mandate "Rest Spaces" For The "Unhoused" On Private Property

                The city of Portland, Oregon, is preparing a regulation that would potentially require all new homeowners to provide “rest spaces” for the homeless, or the “unhoused,” as the politically correct now refer to them. The city’s “planning and sustainability commission,” the body responsible for writing and enforcing Portland’s building codes, recently approved a change to building guidelines that mandates that all new construction feature “opportunities to rest and be welcome” for those who don’t live, work, or shop in the buildings.
                According to the Daily Wire, a member of the commission told local reporters that the new requirement is meant to benefit the “unhoused,” who otherwise could be kicked off of private property for loitering, sleeping, and camping, etc. The member explained, when introducing the measure at a recent meeting, “Just one of the realities of Portland right now is that we have a lot of folks who are unhoused who benefit from some of these spaces that provide weather protection.”
                Another one of Portland’s current realities is that a staggering 34% of its residents want to leave, according to a recent survey, in large part due to the homeless crisis.
                The planning and sustainability commission reportedly considered “how private development can provide places for people to feel welcome and safe, as well as allow space for people to rest, especially in light of our current housing shortage.” A housing shortage, it should be noted, that was created by the city’s hyper-progressive social policies and ridiculously stringent environmental regulations that drove the price of housing through the proverbial roof. The city already refuses to enforce a prohibition on camping and squatting in parks and on public ways and prohibits its police force from breaking up tent cities and other encampments. The new regulation would effectively give the home—I mean the unhoused-- the run of the city, on both public and private land.
                The progressive’s bizarre desire to let anyone live anywhere they want, regardless of logic, legality, income, or character, grows ever stronger. It is not only on a macro scale now as regards illegal aliens entering the country with impunity. Nor is it even limited to “sanctuary cities” on a much smaller scale.  Now they want it to apply to a private business or individual’s home!
                Imagine a young newlywed couple living in an apartment:

   “Honey, I’m home! Say, who’s this?”

   “Oh, that’s Eduardo, dear. He’s camping in our bathr—er, ‘rest space.’ By-the-way, he’s staying for dinner…and would like to watch a movie later. And he says we’re out of beer.”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Britain's Largest Higher Education Union Allows Members To Self-Identify As...Anything

The United Kingdom Universities and Colleges Union, the largest in Great Britain, recently released a statement detailing its “position on trans inclusion.” In it, the UKUCU, which represents 120,000 employees, emphasized its “long history” of allowing members to “self-identify,” whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women.” The document stresses the union’s effort “to ensure an inclusive approach to gender identities which is [sic] different to that assigned at birth.” It states: “Looking at different experiences of what it means to be woman, or black/disabled/LGBT+, is at the heart of an inter-sectional approach and involves listening and seeking to establish understanding and solidarity in struggle against oppression and discrimination.”
It is highly unlikely “your group” is being discriminated against if it occasions an entire document/manifesto to be proffered in its defense, even if said group is refusing to acknowledge scientific reality. Nor are you being “oppressed” or even “marginalized” if you can get everyone else to dismiss facts and reality in favor of your feelings and emotions.
The UKUCU (actually the UCU officially, but I like the sound of “UKUCU” better) made clear that it supports “a social, rather than a medical, model of gender recognition that will help challenge repressive gender stereotypes in the workplace and in society.” It’s statement also proclaimed, “saying or implying that trans women are really men denies trans women their right to be men.”
There is a right to be a man? Or to be a woman? My God, that is liberating! I was heretofore aware of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but not the right to pick your own biological sex. Since governments are gradually taking away our right to life and liberty, and ergo the pursuit of happiness, it’s nice that someone is granting us the right to pick our gender. And race.
I’m sure that some particularly woke progressives also support a “social,” rather than biological model of species recognition, as well. In the struggle against oppression and discrimination, of course. At times it seems there is an inverse relationship between the capabilities of science…and human reason.
But, hey, I’m thrilled to know I have the right to be anyone or anything I like. No more “blinding me with science.” Race. Gender. Species. All just arbitrary constructs. I think I’ll be Kim Kardashian-- or maybe a horse. Or perhaps I’ll just be hung like one.
The joys of self-identification!   

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Target Selling Gender Inclusive Gingerbread Sweater

                The biological fact of the existence of two—count them, two—sexes is under attack as never before. As is the idea of a “Gingerbread Man.” For example, Target is selling a “Gender Inclusive Gingerbread Sweater” this holiday season. The sweater is apparently also size inclusive, coming in S-XL and plus sizes. The item features traditional red and green Christmas colors and sports an applique gingerbread person holding a candy cane and is made from 100 percent acrylic fibers. What makes the gingerbread figures on these sweaters “gender inclusive” is anybody’s guess.
                Moreover, The New York Post reports that an Auckland, New Zealand, café called The Tannery is selling “GingerBread Gender-Neutral Person” cookies. Those who have long dreamt of eating gender-neutral biscuits can purchase them for just $2.50 apiece. It is not known whether these prospective confectionery consumers will be required to address the cookies by their preferred pronouns.
                In other gender-neutral news, Mattel, maker of Barbie (and Ken) dolls, introduced “gender-neutral Barbie” back in September, hoping to appease the LGBTQ+ crowd. To no avail. Alex Myers, a trans writer, penned an op-ed for Slate in which he said he was “deeply skeptical” of Mattel’s business decision and motives. He panned the new small plastic toy person, saying, “On a basic level, the doll falls far short of actually embodying or even representing a nonbinary identity.” Myers doesn’t even like the marketing nomenclature, claiming that trans people don’t use the term “gender-neutral,” preferring instead the terms “gender-fluid,” or “genderqueer,” or “nonbinary,” or “nonconforming.”
Neither was he fond of the doll’s lack of genitalia, writing: “The bodily blankness erases so much of what the discussions — personal and political — about gender focus on,” and adding that “These dolls depict a sterile version of the very real and distinct bodies that trans people still have. Even though they refuse to adhere to sexual norms, a trans woman still has a very real penis, and some trans men have scars where their breasts used to be.” He noted, “These dolls do not have bodies that are like ours; these dolls do not have bodies that society reads in a gendered way at all. That sort of misses the entire point."
Wait, I thought that was the point.
 Moreover, saying “a trans woman still has a very real penis” is akin to stating, “an invertebrate still has a very real spine.” No, it doesn’t. And no, “she” doesn’t…because, if “she” sports “a very real penis,” “she” is not a “she” just because she wants to be.
In point of fact, Gingerbread men/cookies have always been gender-neutral. If they weren’t, parts would have had to be added to them. To my knowledge, no traditional gingerbread cookies have ever sported breasts or a penis. Maybe the woke folks would be happier if the name of these delectables was changed to “Gingerbread Homo Sapiens cookies.”
As for the sweaters, they could be made gender inclusive by the simple act of putting them on. But maybe the manufacturer should make them in “transgender sizes.” There could be a “pangender medium” and a “nanogender XLT,” for example. The possibilities would be endless.

NATO Nation Leaders Mock Trump

 If European leaders (and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) were indeed “laughing behind President Trump’s back” at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit as gleefully reported by the mainstream media, it is a sad statement indeed on the mindset of those feckless elites. The current heads of the same countries the U.S. saved—twice-- are now allowing their nations’ history and identity to be stolen out from under them. They are dealing with rising crime, unrest and stagnant economies. By contrast, the U.S., led by a man they believe is a buffoon, has a roaring economy. It has enjoyed all-time-record stock market highs and record-low unemployment. And, its president— the Buffoon-in-Chief-- is trying to protect and defend his nation against those that wish to see it destroyed. That is more than can be said about Monsieur Macron, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Frau Merkel of Germany, for example. As for Prime Minstrel Trudeau, Mr. Blackface should be red-faced about nearly being removed from office for his own alleged misconduct. Those who live in glass houses, J.T.
England’s Princess Anne was there, too, nodding along in amusement at Trump’s lack of sophistication, despite the fact that her brother, Prince Andrew, has been implicated in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal as a likely serial abuser of young girls. Talk about a royal…pain in the ass.

It is easy for one to imagine the conversation amongst the effete elite:

“Justin, can you believe Trump said he’d rather have a ‘Coke’ than a glass of Chateau Gruaud Larose?! Have you ever? I mean! Nor did he know the history of the bidet! Tee-hee. And, ‘pay more for our own defense?’ That’s an outrage! What a boor!”

“Giggle. Well, Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric, he probably goes to the bathroom outside! You know those Americans, hah, hah!”

Meanwhile, President Trump spent over two hours gamely fielding questions from journalists covering the summit.

We will see who has the last laugh.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Walmart Pulls Cocaine-Themed Santa Sweater From Canadian Website

“Hey, Rudolph, pass the blow, eh? Ho, ho, ho!”
That is, apparently, what Fun Wear, a third-party seller of “adult” seasonal sweaters on wanted folks to think Santa might be saying this holiday season. Walmart’s Canadian website was selling a Christmas sweater depicting Santa Claus sitting at a table, holding a straw, with three lines of what appeared to be white powder in front of him. The caption? “Let it snow.” And, just in case you weren’t absolutely certain the substance in question was cocaine, the sweater’s description read: “We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. That’s why Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.” Another one of the adult Christmas sweaters showed Santa being spanked by Mrs. Claus. And there were more on offer, but you get the idea. Fun wear, indeed.
Walmart apologized and pulled all the sweaters from the site after shoppers expressed their shock on social media, Global News Canada reported. A company spokesperson told GNC that the items “do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” adding, “We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused.”
Also joining in the Christmas spirit was Sycamore Brewing of North Carolina. The brewery wanted to change the look on this year’s Christmas Cookie Winter Ale cans from their traditional holiday designs of years past. Naturally, a Kama Sutra-inspired motif was chosen. The cans came out around Thanksgiving and sported deep blue labels with tiny snowflakes. And little red and white cartoon reindeer engaged in many different sexual acts. The brewery took the cans off retailer’s shelves after it received complaints, and replaced them with “G-rated” containers.
What’s next? Perhaps an updated version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in which Mrs. Claus sleeps with one—or more—of the elves…who are making more meth than toys? And in which we’ll learn that the real reason Rudolph’s nose is red is because he’s been snorting coke with Saint Nick and boozing it up, as well?
Not to be a Grinch here, but cocaine and kink on supposedly Christmas-themed items? Not everything “hip” is cool. “Progressive” doesn’t mean better. There may be times to “push the envelope,” culturally speaking, but Christmas is not one of them.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Michelle Obama Says White Flight Destroys Communities

                Leftists rarely-- if ever-- make sense. Michelle Obama is, apparently, no exception. Speaking at the annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago recently, she said that “white flight” destroyed the neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side where she grew up and is continuing to ruin neighborhoods today. She claimed that white families abandoned her erstwhile middle-class community (and many others like it) as more black families moved into the area.
                She averred that, prior to the white families leaving, “There were no gang fights, there were no territorial battles. Yet, one by one, they packed their bags and they ran from us. And they left communities in shambles.” She said she believes a similar dynamic is happening today. She claims that as immigrants move into communities in significant numbers, some Caucasians head for whiter pastures, so to speak, leaving behind lower property values, more vacant homes and a generally declining neighborhood. 
                Think about all of this for a moment. If whites leave formerly safe, respectable, middle-class neighborhoods as more minorities enter them, why do these communities become rife with gangs and violence? Why do property values plummet? Why do they decline into “shambles?” If whites are evil oppressors, how can this be? I thought they were responsible for holding blacks back. Shouldn’t these communities be better off without the smug, racist, white-privilege-wielding marginalizers? Surely African-Americans and other minorities can handle governing themselves, fostering a good economy and creating jobs, running effective schools, and any and everything else involved in maintaining cohesive and prosperous communities, correct? So, why would “white flight” cause formerly pleasant, middle-class communities to go to hell in a hand-basket?
                For that matter, why does Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, live in a wealthy, nearly all white, gated community? And why did the Obamas themselves move into an 8,200 square-foot mansion with eight-and-a-half bathrooms in Lily-White Kalorama, one of Washington, D.C.’s, toniest neighborhoods? Maybe they liked the “au pair” suite downstairs.
                I’m sure they wouldn’t exploit an au pair. Or abandon the house when one moves in.

                It is nevertheless amusing, that, according to Michelle, when whites move out, “There goes the neighborhood.”

Saturday, December 7, 2019

"No Malarkey" Tour Coming To A Town Near You

    Joe Biden has embarked on his freshly minted “No Malarkey” Tour.
                If that doesn’t fire up the Millennials, I don’t know what will. Are he and his minions riding on the “No Balderdash Bus?” So hip. So hot. Maybe they can hop on the “No Hogwash Highway,” too. Don’t be a “wisenheimer,” daddy-o, they won’t be “cruisin’ for a bruisin’,” I promise. This is neato! What a bitchin’ tour name!
                Apparently, the “No Twaddle” Tour, the “No Poppycock, Baloney, or Gibberish” tour, the “No Tripe, Flummery, Bosh, Claptrap, Crock, Bunkum, Bull, Hooey, or Drivel” Tour, and the “No Flim-Flam” tour all lost out to the “No Malarkey” designation.
                What will the Biden campaign come up with next? I’m keen to guess!
                So, when the telegraph office announces that the “No Malarkey” Tour will visit your town, hop on your horse or catch a streetcar down to your local ballroom or fairground to attend the event. You’ll have a field day!
                And that’s no malarkey.