Monday, August 13, 2018

The Eight Years' War?


                Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the opinion page of The Boston Globe, has taken it upon herself to reach out to newspaper editorial boards nationwide to coordinate written anti-Trump polemics to be published on August 16th.
                “We are not the enemy of the people,” Pritchard professed. You certainly act like it Ms. Pritchard, which might explain the historically low levels of trust they have in you. The Globe comically denounced the alleged “dirty war against the free press.” The truth of the matter is that the mainstream media has been waging an unrelenting, unprecedentedly vicious and dirty war against President Trump since the day he was elected. Multiple independent studies show that coverage of Trump has been between 90% and 95% negative, despite a booming economy and record low unemployment, among other positives. This is by far the most universally negative coverage of any president in American history. The Fourth Estate— literally—goes easier on mass murderers and foreign dictators.

                It would be fake news to report that these outlets aren’t engaging in fake news.

                Pritchard recently said roughly 70 papers had committed to nasty editorials thus far, with more expected to sign on daily. The fish wrap factories ranged from large metropolitan dailies such as the Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald and the notoriously leftist Minneapolis StarTribune, to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000. (Similar to the attendance at a Hillary Clinton rally)!
                It is a measure of just how far these erstwhile bastions of unbiased journalism have fallen that they now conspire to launch a joint attack on the duly elected president of the United States of America, simply for holding them accountable. These editors will surely pat themselves on the back for their courageous joint assault on the president, and for “speaking truth to power,” oblivious to the fact that that is what Trump has been doing all along. Indeed, that is why they hate him.
                Time will tell how this turns out for the conniving columnists, who are preternaturally unable to take the high road. Hopefully, the people will see this collaborating cabal for what it is: an intolerant, hypocritical protector of the establishment elite, colluding among themselves while pointing their partisan fingers at Trump.

                The Founders were right. A free press is necessary for a free society. I wish we had one.




Sunday, August 12, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Snubs Ben Shapiro


                Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-minted Democratic congressional candidate from New York’s 14th district, has previously lamented that her opponents are afraid or unwilling to debate the issues with her. Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator, recently attempted to redress this grievance by offering to debate Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, going so far as to pledge to donate $10,000 to her campaign if she accepted.
                She did not.
                Shapiro saw that Democratic National Committee chairperson Tom Perez dubbed the young socialist the “future of the Democratic Party” before tweeting: “Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I’m really excited that you’ve been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues. You’ve noted that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you. Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I’m willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special. We can have an hour-long conversation about all the topics under the sun, really probe your belief system.”
                To which Ms. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in reply:Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions. And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.” Catcalling? Bad intentions? Who is entitled? You did solicit that request, by bemoaning the fact that no one would debate you. You made a point of trolling and teasing people, the verbal equivalent of walking by male construction workers in a micro-bikini, and then acting incredulous when they responded. In a real sense, you acted as a typical bully, asking for it and then running and hiding when someone took you at your word.
                If you believe that someone challenging you to a debate is “catcalling,” do you think being tested on your knowledge, perhaps in a college classroom (maybe by a male professor!), is rape?
                Diane Feinstein, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, among others, have, incredibly, been re-elected to positions of power for decades on end. It is revolting and pathetic when the likes of Hillary Clinton The Older and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The Younger-- in the big picture two of the most fortunate people on Earth—blame sexism/misogyny for the fact that their every wish, desire and belief doesn’t go unquestioned.




Saturday, August 11, 2018

San Diego State University Keeps "Aztec," Drops "Warrior"


                San Diego State University has decided to keep its longstanding “Aztecs” nickname, though it will tone down its Aztec Warrior mascot to a more culturally appropriate figure: “Spirit Leader.” SDSU’s interim president, Sally Roush, recently told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “The Aztec Warrior…will be retained, but as Spirit Leader, not mascot.” So, instead of appearing menacing, will he now be portrayed as a Mesoamerican version of Richard Simmons?
                “We just expect a much more dignified and appropriate demeanor from that person. You won’t see the Aztec Warrior doing pushups in the end zone. You won’t see the Aztec Warrior dancing with the cheerleaders,” Roush added. What, he’s out-of-shape and gay? Gets winded easily? Is that a depiction of which an actual Aztec Warrior would typically approve?
                A task-force-conducted major survey determined that SDSU, its alumni, and the public all want to keep the Aztec nickname, which has been in use since 1925, according to the Union-Tribune. Inexplicably, the task force concluded: “In the current political climate relative to the US/Mexico border, the elimination of the moniker may be read as discriminatory and an attempt to ‘erase’ our relationship to Mexico and other Latin Americans,” the paper reported. Hmmm. If Cleveland’s major league baseball team gave up the nickname “Indians,” would that be viewed as an attempt to “erase” the squad’s relationship to Native Americans?
                However, the group, furrowing its collective brow, apparently considered counter-arguments as well, noting that dropping the Aztecs moniker makes sense “because of the current political climate.” You know, that whole “appropriation” thing. Yet, in the end, the group essentially decided, “Aztec good. Warrior bad.”
                San Diego State Aztec “Spirit Leaders” it is!

                And remember: like yourself, eat healthy and squeeze your buns! Go team!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Atlanta School To Drop Pledge Of Allegiance?


                The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School recently announced that it was eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning meeting agenda. Campus president Lara Zelski wrote a letter to parents announcing the changes to students’ morning meetings, a copy of which was posted on the school’s website. Zelski explained: “One change that we made to our morning meeting agenda this year is that we will not be including the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.” She added, “Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together.” What the hell is the Wolf Pack Chant? Will everyone stand up and growl and howl together as one? Recite Little Red Riding Hood?
                Zelski said that the decision to omit the Pledge of Allegiance “was made in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community.” She noted that, “Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge. There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting.”
                No, that is the whole purpose of The Pledge, “president” Zelinski. You know, “One nation,” “indivisible.” The United States. Hello? With the passing of time-- and the ranting of leftists-- it becomes harder and harder for a sane person to get through any given day.
                Ms. Zelski stated that teachers, in collaboration with the “K-5 leadership team” and other students, will create a more suitable pledge for the school’s morning meetings in the coming months. “This pledge,” president progressive wrote, “will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society. I will keep you informed of the progress with this. I am really looking forward to what our students create.”
                I, for one, am so excited to see this new and improved Pledge, I can hardly sleep. That is why I decided to write one myself. I’m guessing it will be very similar indeed to what the scholars at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School come up with.

                I pledge allegiance to diversity, and to the tolerance and inclusivity that implies. And to the burgeoning LGBTQIA community. We are one world, indivisible, except for the evil white Christian male heterosexuals. We seek one-world government and equality of outcome for all.”

                Howling ensues.
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                (The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School has apparently rescinded its decision to drop the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning meeting, due to public outcry, since I wrote this piece).
               



Thursday, August 9, 2018

USAF Surrenders To MRFF


            Colonel Stacy Jo Huser, Commander of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, removed the Bible from a POW-MIA table and replaced it with a generic “book of faith,” according to Fox News. Colonel Huser told Fox that the Bible was removed to insure “the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for.” She made the decision following complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. (Why isn’t there a Freedom From Bogus Anti-Religious Groups Foundation?). MRFF’s head, Mikey Weinstein, wrote in the Huffingandpuffington Post that he is dedicated to fighting “virulent religious oppression” of the sort carried out by “incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
Gangs of fundamentalist Christian monster terrorists forcing a weaponized and twisted version of their religion upon their helpless subordinates? Well, that seems like a purely rational statement of facts, doesn’t it?
The table traditionally included a Holy Bible to represent “faith in a higher power and the pledge to our country, founded as one nation under God,” according to Todd Starnes of Fox News. Starnes said that Huser told him the Bible will be replaced with “a book of faith” containing spiritual writings and prayers from the five Department of Defense Chaplain-appointed groups and a sixth set of blank pages “to represent those who find solace by other means.”
Sometimes, those blank pages speak to me, move me to tears. They are so (blanking) beautiful.
Huser averred: “Taking care of our Airmen is a top priority for the 90th Missile Wing and its leaders. To drive that point home, one of our focus areas on F.E. Warren Air Force Base is increasing the sense of belonging for all our Airmen; a large part of that effort is ensuring the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for. No matter an Airman’s religious or non-religious beliefs, it is crucial for all to know we are an equally valued part of the same team vital to our mission’s success.”
“Virulent religious oppression,” carried out by “gangs” of “monsters” who “terrorize” their fellow Americans by forcing a “weaponized and twisted” version of their religion upon the “helpless?”
Sounds more like radicalized Islam to me.

It was once said that “Nothing Can Stop the U.S. Air Force.” A handful of bigoted clowns from a third-rate anti-Christian organization just proved that statement false.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

We Are All Nazis Now


                Oscar winning actress, animal rights activist, and all-around lunatic Natalie Portman recently compared the consumption of meat to the atrocities of the Holocaust in a new video for PETA. Ms. Portman, ever the airhead actress spouting lines others have written, shared some quotes from Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer, himself a Jew, was a novelist and animal rights activist who wrote; “We do to God’s creatures what the Nazis did to us.” And, “As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.”

                Tell that to Planned Parenthood, asshole.

                PETA ran an ad campaign in Germany about a decade ago in which it featured black and white images of concentration camp inmates alongside a colored image of turkeys and chickens about to be killed and processed. The Times of Israel reported that one of the campaign’s slogans was, “For animals, all people are Nazis.” The Times also reported that, in response to that campaign, a German court banned PETA from comparing the consumption of meat to the Holocaust.
                Last June, Portman released an animal rights film of her very own, a documentary called “Eating Animals.” Okay, it wasn’t her very own, but she co-produced the documentary, which is based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, a friend of Portman.
                Comparing human’s consumption of animals to the heinous crimes of the Holocaust is wrong on too many levels to address. It is the truest and vilest form of hate speech. Portman should apologize to the Jewish people and the state of Israel. As Singer should have done. Virtually all living things survive by eating other living things. Animals survive by eating other animals. (Moreover, If you believe in the Bible, man was given dominion over the animals). If “all people are Nazis” for eating animals, then all animals are Nazis too. Every hyena a Hitler, every hawk a Himmler, every grizzly bear a Goebbels, every eagle an Eichmann. They tear other innocent animals apart—limb from limb— or swallow them whole, with no compunction or remorse.

 If there can be no peace, liberty or harmony as long as innocent creatures shed blood, there can be no peace, liberty or harmony as long as Planned Parenthood exists.



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Low Wages Are Violence?


 MoveOn is pushing hard for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The progressive group recently sent out a tweet that included a graphic showing Winchell’s worker Miguel Caloxto, in which Mr. Caloxto whined, “I’m doing the jobs of 3 people: cashier, baker and running the store. That’s a lot of responsibility for just minimum wage. I deserve $15 AND union rights.” MoveOn’s tweet stated, “Low wages are violence. Knowingly letting people suffer is violence. It must end.”
If low wages are violence, long hours must be torture. Should cleaning a bathroom be against the Geneva Convention? Is employing someone to wash the dishes for $14-an-hour worse than water-boarding them?
 Miguel, I’ve done the jobs of literally dozens of people in past employments. And, I act as janitor, customer service representative, sales representative, agent, broker, policy services facilitator, and agency spokesman in my present one. And I don’t light my Cuban cigars with 100-dollar bills.
Which is not to mention my blog, for which I’m founder, creator, page designer, researcher, sole writer, content advisor, proof reader, editor and curator. Among other things. And I don’t get paid-- at all-- for any of this. Poor, poor, pitiful me. Do I, then, feel your grievance? No.
Miguel, I thought your generation was all about volunteerism. Oh, not for private businesses, I see. But where the hell do you think all money comes from? Money to pay employees? Money to pay government workers, and those in the Deep State? The money that’s donated to charity and charitable organizations? If you don’t like the wages offered, don’t take the f**king job, Einstein! Oh, you can’t do anything else, have no other skills? Holy f**king sh*t-ass cow, grab a broom and count your blessings! Or go back from whence you came. How many Norwegians, Germans, Italians, Irish, Polish, Swedish, and other peoples came to America over the past two hundred years with nothing but the shirt on their back and—possibly—the shoes on their feet, hoping for just an opportunity to improve their station in life? None of them professed to dictate terms to their new country.
 I don’t care how many African-Americans are in the country, how many Italian-Americans, how many Latino Americans. (Though I would hope that one day we’d all once again want to be known as just “Americans”). However, I don’t want even one more effing “easily-offended-American” to set foot on this land. The ones that are here illegally should be deported to whence they came, to marinate in their “offendedness” and forever reflect on the relative merits of nations.  
A $15-an-hour minimum wage is insulting? I feel your pain, Miguel. Hell, yeah! I deserve $50-an-hour. Maybe $100-an-hour. Why should any of us work for peanuts? Why not think big? Let’s make things better for everyone! I’m hereby calling for a $300-an-hour minimum wage. Hell, that’s still less than professional athletes, top lawyers, Fortune 500 CEOS and most Hollywood actresses and actors make, and that’s flat wrong. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Why hasn’t it been implemented? Why haven’t representatives of the workers helped them take back the means of production?!
They have? In the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela, among many others?
MoveOn should move on. If it does, perhaps one day Miguel will be CEO of Winchell’s.



Monday, August 6, 2018

Non-Binary Chicanery


Why should those who happen to have two X chromosomes be labeled “female” while those with one X and one Y chromosome are arbitrarily dubbed “male?” Our entire culture needs to change its views on gender. Fortunately, that is beginning to happen.
Instead of Heinz trumpeting its 57 Varieties (of Pickles, or whatever), they should promote 57 Varieties of Gender. That would be delicious. The Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie-the-Pooh series should become the Hundred Gender Wood, thereby exposing kids to tolerance and inclusion. And, who wouldn’t want to read a book or see a movie titled, “One Thousand and One Arabian Genders,” or “2001: A Gender Odyssey?”
Perhaps we shouldn’t believe in binary numbers, either. What if a number was “assigned” a zero, but was really a one? Screw 0 and 1 for computer code, numbers are so much more complicated than that. They are whatever number they wish to be! Numbers are fluid and cannot be arbitrarily restricted to any set quantity. Numerology is inclusive and open and real, the Dewey Decimal System is just a rich, white construct, right?
Speaking of binary irrelevance, I don’t like the choice between life and death, either. This is too limiting. Who wants to be coerced into accepting one of just two recognized options? Should people be arbitrarily assigned as “living” at birth? What if that doesn’t align with how the theybe sees itself? Sure, we’ve heard of the “undead” or someone being ‘half-dead,” but what about the pan-dead, the nanoliving, or the trans-spirited, among so many others? Where is the inclusiveness? 
If we’re lucky, one day we will all be able to take part in the “Million Gender March.”
I only wish Carl Sagan had lived a couple of decades longer. How I’d love to hear: “There are billions and billions of genders out there!”
You are so right, Carl. There are an infinite number of galaxies and genders out there, the vast majority of them as yet undiscovered.

Once we decide there are more than two genders, there can be no limit of genders. If gender, the physical determinant of one’s sex, is rendered utterly irrespective/independent of one’s physical attributes, then nothing can be deduced or determined…nothing is knowable…and we are adrift in an endless sea of meaninglessness.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Woman Seeks Dead Boyfriend's Sperm


              The Supreme Court of Queensland (Australia) recently ruled that a dead man’s former girlfriend was within her legal rights in seeking to have his sperm and reproductive tissues removed, and the sperm become her legal property. Ayla Cresswell wants to use her ex-boyfriend’s sperm to make a baby even though Joshua Davies never consented to that prior to his death two years ago.

              In her decision, the presiding judge wrote: “Once the sperm was separated from the body of Joshua Davies, it was property capable of permanent possession given that its removal, separation and preservation was the result of the lawful exercise of work and skill.”
             Which raises the question: WTF?!? You could say that about the man’s penis as well. Or his wallet. Or kitchen countertops.
                She added: “Ms. Cresswell was prima facie entitled to possession of the sperm as Joshua Davies’ partner, as the medical and laboratory staff were acting as her agents in undertaking the work and skill required to separate and preserve the sperm.” Am I entitled to the eggs of my former girlfriends? Their “reproductive tissue?” Tits?
              Reports stated that, in reaching her decision, the judge had to consider “whether the deceased’s sperm and reproductive tissues were removed in accordance with relevant tissue and transplant laws and whether or not the sperm could be owned. Where does one go to get title to another person’s bodily fluids? City Hall?
The reason Joshua Davies is dead is because he committed suicide after living with Cresswell for nearly three years. This does not necessarily speak highly of Cresswell, nor does it seem to indicate that Davies would want her to be his children’s mother.
There are a couple things dead men don’t do. They don’t tell any tales. They don’t wear plaid.

             And, apparently, they don’t own their own sperm.  


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Canadian Man Identifies As Woman To Save Money On Car Insurance


                A resourceful 24-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, sought to legally change his gender to female on his birth certificate and driver’s license in order to get cheaper automobile insurance, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported recently. The man the CBC referred to as “David” would save nearly $1,100 a year on his auto premiums if he were a she.
                Until recently, Albertans were required to have a physician’s note of approval to change gender designations on their personal documents, according to the CBC. However, the government cancelled that requirement-- for adults-- in June. Now citizens can simply mark their genders as M, F-- or X, for those who purport not to fit into male or female binaries.
                The news angered members of the transgender community, some of whom said the move was a “stunt” that “cheapens” their cause. Others believe it casts doubt on everybody else’s motives for making a change in their gender designation. Speaking of “David,” one transgender “woman” said that, even if his intention wasn’t to cause harm to the transgender community, “he lied, so that really speaks to this person’s integrity.”
                An official in Calgary told the CBC that David could face legal consequences for his gender switch, while a legislator in the New Democratic Party tweeted that his actions amount to perjury. If that’s the case, then all transgenders have committed perjury. Christine Viney, a Calgary lawyer, told the network that those who change their genders on paper to save on car insurance could run into trouble if they need to make a claim. “If someone looking for car insurance knowingly misrepresents a fact they need to share in that application, then that’s a misrepresentation,” Viney told the CBC. “And the effect of that is that a claim by the insured can be invalid under the policy.” Insurance fraud is a crime, and a costly one at that. But, to be consistent, all claims by transgenders should be considered invalid due to misrepresentation. How can you possibly say that one “woman” with a penis is a “woman” but another “woman” with a penis isn’t?! Beam me up, Scotty!
                Some in the David-enraged trans community feel that gender markers shouldn’t be on government-issued IDs since “they serve no purpose” and are “irrelevant.” This, they say, is because gender is fluid and is simply whatever one identifies as at any given moment in time. Hence perfectly refuting their own argument.
                Service Minister Brian Malkinson told the CBC that his office isn’t aware of others changing their gender markers just to get cheaper auto insurance but made sure to add that those who do are “making a mockery out of something that can have a real, profound impact on people’s lives.” I beg to differ. Claiming you’re a man when you have a vagina or a woman when you sport a penis and a scrotum is what makes a mockery of something that has a profound impact on people’s lives……and the reason they have them.  
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                TWICO (Transgender Woman’s Insurance Company) ad slogans:
·         “You could save 15% on car insurance with one stroke of the pen!”
·         “Pretending you have two X chromosomes could save you 15% or more on your car insurance!”
·         “Changing your name from Ed to Colleen could save you 15% or more on car insurance.”