Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kathy Griffin Holds Up Pseudo Severed Head Of President Trump

                So-called “comedian” Kathy Griffin recently participated in a photo shoot in which she posed with the pseudo severed head of President Donald Trump. Griffin, pictured stoically holding up the very bloody visage, joins the legion of “entertainers,” “educators,” and media types who have in some way involved themselves with the possible decapitation of the current president.
                Ms. Griffin is now realizing that one tends to reap what one sows. CNN has cut her from its annual New Year’s Eve broadcast which she co-hosted with Anderson Cooper for the past decade. The network originally waffled, calling her stunt “disgusting and offensive” but not severing relations with her until a day had passed. Even the Church of Satan disavowed her quicker than that. In response to a tweet from @Cernovich stating, “CNN has yet to issue a statement about Satanic-ISIS death threats [?] made by its employee Kathy Griffin. Contact their advertisers!” it responded: “Please do not include us in this.”
                President Trump ripped Griffin, saying she “should be ashamed of herself.” He also claimed his 11-year-old son, Barron, is “having a hard time with this,” and originally may have thought it was real.
                Griffin was filmed mocking the coming reaction to the photo shoot during the photo shoot, making it clear she knew it wasn’t just a harmless prank. She has none-the-less apologized now that her pocketbook has been bruised along with her feelings, stating: “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.”
                Despite the fallout, former comedian and current Senator Al Franken said he still plans to appear with Griffin at an event slated to take place on July 7th at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in Beverly Hills, California.
                Maybe we should all give her the benefit of the doubt.

                Maybe she just temporarily lost her head.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Artist Says Trump Supporters "Deserve" To Die

                The Huffington Post attained new journalistic heights recently (that’s sarcasm, for those of you at Berkeley), when it published an article asserting that those who had the audacity to vote for Donald Trump deserve to have their “Podunk towns” incinerated in a nuclear fire. (The Post deleted the post, after receiving complaints from readers. Hypersensitive wusses! Probably ran for their "safe spaces!").
                Chris Cali, an Oakland-based artist (there’s a shock) and blogger, composed the article entitled “Trump Supporters Deserve to Die More Than I Do” to express his anger over the President’s use of the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S.’s arsenal against Afghanistan, apparently afraid that it would somehow bring the United States to the brink of war with North Korea.
                Earth to Chris: the U.S. is, and has been, on the brink of war with North Korea. Using the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) could only help deter any possible hostilities.
                Cali from Cali declared: “The thought of a world in which mentally unstable dictators are hurling nuclear warheads at one another is pretty terrifying, especially if you’re a person like me, who lives in a major U.S. city. San Francisco might not be at the top of the target list, but I’m betting it’s higher up than some sh*thole town in Nebraska. In fact, the majority of states where Trump supporters continue to wear their ‘MAGA’ caps and give a solid thumbs-up to the putrid dumpster fire of an administration he’s been running so far don’t contain a single town where a ‘radical Islamic terrorist’ would even stop to take a sh*t in a Walmart bathroom, let alone one that a crazed N. Korean leader would want to nuke into oblivion.”
Speaking of the “mentally unstable,” nuclear war would be “pretty” terrifying to “a person like” you, since you live in a big coastal city? Yeah, the rest of us are fine with seeing cities “nuked into oblivion.” I wish your contention that terrorists wouldn’t stoop to poop in a small-town Wal-Mart bathroom were true. If it were, it wouldn’t reflect badly on the small town.
                But, don’t stop him, he’s on a roll.
                He continued: “The fact that the first Americans to be vaporized or poisoned with radiation in the coming nuclear war will be the ones who tried to stop this crazy train from leaving the station just seems kind of…unfair.” He then went on to state that Trump supporters “want you to know how much they hate immigrants and blacks and Jews and gays and women and trans people in public bathrooms.”
He concluded: “If a bunch of these hypocrites who chanted ‘lock her up’ overdose on Oxy and decimate their Podunk towns, honestly, the human species will be better off without them. It’s practically Darwinian. These are the people who deserve to have their towns annihilated.”
The vast majority of Trump supporters- and conservatives for that matter- have no animosity whatsoever towards immigrants, blacks, Jews, gays, women, or “trans people,” let alone hatred for them. You however, Chris, exhibit no humanity, empathy or compassion…even to a large segment of your fellow citizens. You are absolutely intolerant of anyone who didn’t vote the way you did. You are non-inclusive to anyone who disagrees with you. You are clearly more concerned about offending terrorists than you are with protecting the lives of over half of all your countrymen that live in “flyover country.”
In fact, you say they “deserve” to die, simply because they didn’t vote the way you’d have liked them to. That is pure, unadulterated hatred- and evil- in their most dangerous forms.
Mr. Cali, the human species would be better off without you. It’s practically Darwinian.
The science is settled.
               

                

Monday, May 29, 2017

Modern Art

                Two students left a pineapple in the middle of an art show at a Scottish university recently, Heatstreet reported. As a “joke,” they left the large fruit on a stand at the Look Again exhibition at Robert Gordon University. When they returned to the exhibition four days later, the students found the pineapple proudly standing as the centerpiece of the display, ensconced in a glass case.
                One of the students, Ruairi Gray, a business information technology major, told the MailOnline: “I saw an empty art display stand and decided to see how long it would stay there for or if people would believe it was art.” News of the “work” quickly spread through social media, and it was apparently even praised by lecturers for its artistic originality. Gray admitted that he’d never even considered a career as an artist, but that he’s now hoping for an honorary degree.
                Just think what he could do with federal funding!
                The school’s website stated that the exhibition solicited viewers to “look at the places and spaces around us through fresh eyes.”

And fresh fruit, apparently. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

                Sadly, many younger people don’t even know why we celebrate Memorial Day, let alone how and where the commemoration began. It is an interesting, and moving story, indeed.
                The roots of the remembrance reach back to Civil War days. As the war that took the lives of 620,000 Americans neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, being held as prisoners of war, were placed into camps around Charleston, South Carolina. Conditions at one of these camps, a former race track near Charleston’s Citadel, were so bad that more than 250 prisoners died from disease and exposure. They were buried in a mass grave. Three weeks after the Confederate surrender, on May 1st, 1865, over 1,000 recently freed slaves, accompanied by regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops, as well as a handful of white Charlestonians, entered the camp. They created a proper burial site for the Union dead. Then they gave readings, sang hymns, and distributed flowers around the new cemetery, and dedicated it to the “Martyrs of the Race Course.”
                In May of 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, a union veteran’s group, issued a decree that May 30th should become a nationwide day of commemoration for the soldiers that died in the recently ended Civil War, also known as the War Between the States. General Logan dubbed this official remembrance, “Decoration Day,” and encouraged Americans to lay flowers and decorate the graves of the war dead across the land. Many believe that he chose May 30th because it was a rare day that didn’t fall on an anniversary of a major Civil War battle. Logan’s wife claimed he was influenced by the actions of southern women’s groups, who gathered to informally decorate the graves of confederate dead, even before the war ended.
                Originally, the holiday was only used to commemorate those killed in the Civil War, and, by 1890, every former union state recognized Decoration Day as an official holiday. After the United States entered World War I, the tradition was expanded to include those killed in all America’s wars. In 1964, Decoration Day was changed to Memorial Day, via federal law. Then, four years later, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 went into effect. This moved the traditional Memorial Day observance from May 30th to the last Monday in May, thereby making Americans associate the holiday with the first long weekend of summer. Partying, boating, barbecuing and game playing, rather than honoring those who sacrificed their lives to protect ours, became the order of the day. For this reason, veteran’s groups continue to lobby for a return to the May 30th observance.
                So, fellow citizens, remember tomorrow to turn the music off for a moment, stop your boat, set down your tongs and step away from the ladder ball game. Think of those who gave their lives for all their loved ones and countrymen- and one precious idea.
And think of those 1,000 freed slaves, the U.S. Colored Troops and the handful of white Charlestonians who took it upon themselves to consecrate a burial ground for fallen union soldiers.   
 Then raise your glasses and make this pledge with me: “…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  
                                                     *********************
All Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time Monday, May 29th, 2017.


                                                                                                             

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If The U.S. Government Communicated Like North Korea's Does

                 If the United States government “communicated” as the North Korean government routinely does thru its Korean Central News Agency:

Start communiqué:

                “The Hermit Kingdom’s days are numbered, and Pyongyang and its pathetically starving citizens will soon be reduced to a massive pile of glorious rubble. The mutant, slime-ingesting, descendants of pigs and donkeys should be quaking in their boots, clutching their tiny little genitalia in fear. Their Queer Leader, Pillsbury Doughboy wannabe Kim Jong Dung, or whatever, will soon be taken hostage by our incredibly insurmountable special forces, and be forced to binge-watch all 886 episodes of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” while memorizing its theme song. The vile, incompetent communist country, its most heinous and murderous regime, and its imperialist, running-dog puppets and stooges will all be nuked into oblivion by our mighty, massive missiles that never fall clumsily into the ocean like those of the deranged totalitarian nation that absurdly calls itself the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The world will applaud when it sees our invincible, unconquerable military incinerate the North as easily as if burning a small pile of leaves.
                 “The miscreant, sodomite savages and syphilitic whores, who practice cannibalism out of both necessity and preference, will soon swell the smelly ranks of hell, though it may be hard, at first, for them to tell the difference.”

End communiqué.


                And people are worried about Trump?

Friday, May 26, 2017

American History 1001: Course Outline

American History 1001- University of Anywhere- Course Outline, Semester I; Unit, Unit length:

I.                     Columbus & How It All Began (The Big Error, Tragedy for Indigenous Peoples)- 1 Week
II.                   Plymouth Rock & The Pilgrim Prudes- 1 Day
III.                 Jamestown: The Patriarchy Sets In- 1 Day
IV.                Revolutionary War- 1 Day
V.                  The Founders & Their “Values”- 7 minutes
VI.                War of 1812- 10 Minutes
VII.               Mexican-American War of Injustice- 1 Week
VIII.             The Slave Trade- 3 Weeks
IX.                 Civil War & Reconstruction- 2 Days
X.                   The Wild West/Gold Rush- 1 Day
XI.                 Einstein, Edison, Ford, Wright Brothers, Etc.: “The Great Inventors?”- 15 Minutes
XII.               World War I- 1 Day
XIII.             The Great Depression/Dust Bowl Era (“Capitalism Craps Out”)- 2 Weeks
XIV.             World War II- 2 Days
XV.              The Korean War- Watch 1 Episode of M*A*S*H*
XVI.             McCarthyism/”Red Scare”/Witch-hunt-- 1 Week
XVII.           The ‘60s (“Make Love, Not War,” Riots, Injustice, Kennedy Assassinations)- 1 Week
XVIII.         VIETNAM- 2 Weeks
XIX.             “Reagan Revolution”- 1 Minute
XX.               Iran Contra Scandal- 1 Week
XXI.             The Cold War- 1 Day
XXII.           Gulf Wars I & II- 2 Days
XXIII.         Election 2000, “The People Deprived”- 2 Days
XXIV.         9/11, Insurgents Today- 3 Minutes
XXV.           Anti-Muslim Backlash- 1 Week
XXVI.         The Obama Administration, “Camelot II”- 1 Week
XXVII.       Trumpism and the Complete Collapse of American Society- 1 Week


Note to Caucasian Students: Check Your White-Ass Privilege at the Classroom Door and Open Your Minds. This is a Rigorous, Peer-Reviewed, Unbiased Course. Intolerance of Any Kind Will Not Be Tolerated.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Katy Perry On Manchester Attacks: "We All Just Need To Co-Exist"

                Katy Perry, noted sage, soothsayer, and current events expert, selflessly provided desperately needed guidance to all the peoples of the world after the suicide bombing that killed 22 (mostly young) people in Manchester, England recently. In an interview, she declared that the best way to respond to terrorism is to “just unite and love on each other.” Perry proclaimed that the only solution to all of the violence in the world is, “no barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.”
                I wonder if Katy’s house has walls? A fence, perhaps? It would be helpful if she erected a barrier in her brain, to check her thoughts before they come tumbling out of her mouth. No borders and no barriers would lead to total chaos, which, come to think of it, is what many Europeans are experiencing now.
                There are clear and distinct solutions to the heinous acts of violence being visited on much of Europe and the U.S. Don’t be afraid to tell the truth. Recognize from whence the danger comes. Put a stop to illegal immigration.
                Twenty-two more people don’t exist anymore precisely because of the co-exist crowd. They were co-existing. That is all they wanted to do. They weren’t picking a fight. They just wanted to bop along to some music. But, Islamic terrorists refused to let them co-exist, because they hate the infidel’s music. And culture. And religion. And fun in general. And life. And…
                As of this writing, in 2017 alone, 5,883 people have been prevented from co-existing because they were killed in Islamic terror attacks. It is impossible to simply “co-exist” when a large number of people are determined to kill you and yours, Katie.

                If we stop the inanity, we have a better chance of stopping the insanity. The next concert attacked could be yours, Ms. Perry.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Obama Blames Food Production For Climate Change

                 Speaking recently at the Seeds & Chips conference, an annual gathering of policy wonks, investors, and technology entrepreneurs centered on innovative ways to improve the food chain, former President Barack Obama devoted his remarks to agriculture’s role in causing climate change.  Obama stated that agriculture is the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after energy. He claimed that these emissions are starting to adversely affect food production itself, stating: “Our changing climate is already making it more difficult to produce food. We’ve already seen shrinking yields and rising food prices.” Of course, he also averred that the costs would be borne mostly by the poor, accidentally making it clear he wasn’t talking about the billions upon billions of dollars that Western nations have committed to spending in a futile attempt to make the planet behave in a more reasonable manner.
                And by-the-way, global crop yields and food production have generally been increasing, not decreasing. To the extent that there is any warming, many believe this will be a boon to plant life. What is a greenhouse for, again?
                Oddly, Obama spent much of his time conversing with Sam Kass, who now mentors and invests in food entrepreneurs, and who was Obama’s own senior policy adviser for nutrition while the now ex-president was in office. Kass served up a couple of softball questions to his former boss, engendering dialogue about topics such as the Paris Climate Accord, and affording an opportunity for Obama to talk about rising ocean levels and the concern the rest of the world has about the United States’ current commitment to the agreement.
                Acknowledging that the current administration has differences with his energy policies, he gloated, “…I think the good news is that, in part because of what we did over the last eight years, the private sector has already made a decision that the future is in clean energy.”
                No it hasn’t. Your policies gave them no alternative. By banning drilling, refusing to allow pipelines to be completed or coal plants to be produced, and giving ridiculous subsidies to “green” energy, your administration caused dramatic change to the market’s climate.
                Obama also noted that the aforementioned Paris agreement focused almost entirely on damage to the environment from the energy sector, leaving the role of food production sadly unaddressed. He cited the powerful agricultural lobby in Washington as a potential barrier to needed changes, remarking that the one area where Democrats and Republicans have historically been in agreement is on the agricultural committees, “because the members usually come from agricultural states and they’re very good at joining across party lines to protect the interests of food producers.”
                Those damn food producers!
                Obama added, “It makes for a difficult political dynamic for us being able to shape rational policy.”
                In summation, Obama believes we have to limit our food production so that our ability to produce food won’t be limited.
                That is “alternative rationality,” to put it kindly.
                                             ******************************************
                You know demographics are changing rapidly when the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, or DFL, that has already pissed off labor, is apparently willing to cast off farmers, as well.

                                

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Swamp, Triumphant

                The swamp is rising.

    Surging. Threatening. Malevolent. Pernicious. Vile. Deadly.
                And it is coming for you, too. It takes our freedoms that it may grow. It reduces our options- and our dignity- that it may expand, eternally.
                Let’s be perfectly clear about what lies behind the recent headlines. After nearly 30 years left unchecked, nearly 30 years of surreptitiously swelling, sneaking into every corner and crevice of American’s lives, the fetid swamp of unaccountable bureaucracy has been challenged…by one man.
                It is astonished, indignant, and enraged. And just a little fearful. But that fear, too, fuels its anger and its determination to perpetuate itself and broaden its own power, no matter the cost to anyone in its way. Anyone or anything. Like a giant, zombie-like, alien pod out of the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” it sucks the very life out of a formerly free republic, that it may know immortality.
                This dark, vast and malignant swamp covers Washington, D.C., most of our larger coastal cities, and nearly all college campuses. It is aided and abetted by the mainstream media, academia, and, increasingly, giant corporations. It brooks no views but its own. It tolerates no push back, no independence, no dissent.
                Ninety-five percent of 2016 campaign donations from federal employees went to Hillary Clinton. Ninety-seven percent of “Department of Justice” employees who donated supported Clinton. That figure is a staggering 99 percent for the State Department. There was literally more non-conformism in the highest levels of the Soviet Union’s government.
                This is a clear and present danger to a free society. Free will is being sacrificed to the murky morass. Liberty is being swallowed up by the corrupt quagmire. Independence of thought and integrity of character are yielding to the quicksand of political correctness.
                Can this president survive the all-out assault, the poisonous atmosphere? Congressional Republicans are- like their countrymen- at a crossroads. Will they finally fight for what they supposedly believe in, or will they surrender to the Swamp, hoping it takes them last?
                If the latter, soon, very soon, all that will be left of the once purest, freest and most prosperous nation on earth will be a tragic miasma, slowly emanating from the swelling swamp.
                A line from Invasion of the Body Snatchers is appropriate today: “You fools! You’re in danger! Can’t you see? They’re after you! They’re after all of us!!”

                .

Monday, May 22, 2017

California Democratic Party Chairman Leads Convention Attendees In "Bleep" Trump Chant

                California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton led the frenzied crowd at the recent 2017 California Democratic Convention in rousing chants of “f*ck Trump,” while extending both of his middle fingers. Burton, the leader of California’s Democratic Party since 2009, is a former member of the United States House of Representatives who also twice served in the California General Assembly.
                House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Barack Obama’s former labor secretary Hilda Solis, were seen yucking it up while Burton was chanting profanely and extending his middle fingers into the air in a blatant attempt to savage and discredit the current president. Burton, a class act like so many of his fellow Democrats, also earlier told protesters at the convention to “shut the f*ck up and go outside” prior to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez taking the stage.
                The Democratic Party has ceded itself to the left. The left will do anything to bring down the Trump administration and “f*ck” the U.S. Has even one major, national Democratic politician made it a point to criticize and condemn Burton’s actions? Of course not. In contrast, much maligned Republicans like George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan refused to even strongly criticize their Democratic successors, let alone vilely demean and discredit the office of the presidency. Nor do we see elected Republicans at any level acting like mafia thugs.
                The heinous, hypocritical, pathetic scum that are at the vanguard of the Democratic Party’s current all-out attack on America would, of course, brand the very actions in which they are now engaging as criminally violent hate speech by bigoted, intolerant, right-wing extremists who intend to overthrow the duly-elected government of the people if any Republican stooped so low as to exhibit similar behavior if a Democrat was in the Oval Office.
                But of course that would never happen. Republicans, though often timid, cautious and weak, at least have a healthy respect for the institutions in which they serve.
                Or do they?
 In-so-far as they let leftists, even while leftists are a distinct minority, push them around and dictate the political talking-points year after year, election after election, decade after decade, the evidence would suggest otherwise.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Planned Parenthood President Tweets Out Mother's Day Message

                Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards recently tweeted: “Nothing says ‘I love you, mom!’ like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need.”
                Translation: “Nothing says ‘I love you, who would otherwise have been my mom!,’ like standing up for the right of potential mothers everywhere… to avoid becoming one.”
                Ms. Richards claims that simply being a woman will become a “pre-existing condition” if Republicans repeal Obamacare. Note to Richards: being a woman is a pre-existing condition, much like being a man is one. And always has been.
Being pregnant is a necessary “pre-existing condition” to abortion, for that matter, Ms. Richards.
Richards stated: “The fact that mothers reproduce will now be our economic burden,” while adding that Republicans want to deny women access to adequate birth control. Whose economic burden should one’s baby be? She continued: “Needless to say, the outlook for any woman hoping to avoid unintended pregnancy for the next four years is pretty bleak.”
No, it’s not. Or it shouldn’t be. It is the easiest, most concrete thing imaginable, whether for the past four years, the next four years, or for the four hundred years preceding or succeeding us. If you’re a woman who doesn’t wish to become pregnant, don’t have sexual intercourse. It is literally that simple! If you truly, vehemently, don’t want to become pregnant, but believe you can’t possibly be expected to abstain from having sexual intercourse, what does that say about you?
Our current culture is anything but intolerant of “women’s rights,” sex, promiscuity, immediate gratification (with no consequences) and abortion. It heartily encourages casual sex, single-women-led families, entitlements, and even birth control paid for by others.
And that is an economic and social burden we all bear.
Needless to say, the outlook for anyone hoping to avoid unintended idiocy for the foreseeable future is pretty bleak.

                

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Snow Job

                In recent years, global-warming hucksters and climate-change merchants have predicted that more and more frequent “snow droughts” would afflict the Northwest due to rising temperatures.
                In fact, Porter Fox opined in the New York Times in 2014 that we could see “the end of snow” in northern California, Oregon and Washington. Moreover, in 2015, climate change researchers at the University of Arizona, panicking over the diminished Sierra Nevada snow-pack, surmised: “Our study really points to the extreme character of the 2014-2015 winter. This is not just unprecedented over 80 years—it’s unprecedented over 500 years. Anthropogenic warming is making the drought more severe.”
                The climate catastrophe conjurers have been snowed under by reality this year, as mother nature ignored scientists and dumped lots and lots of the white stuff on the region this past winter. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the snow-pack in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains is the seventh-deepest since 1950. The Times reported that, as of just over a month ago, the snow-pack across the entire Sierra was at 164% of average for that time of year, with the northern region at 147%, the central at 175%, and the southern at 164% of average. Todd Myers, the Director of the Washington Policy Center’s ‘Center for the Environment,’ recently wrote that there is “no sign of warming” in Washington state. He states that, though many academics claim declining snow-pack levels in the Northwest are a sign of global warming, “They’re wrong. Snow-pack levels have been above average in eight of the last ten years.”
Not to worry though, you can bet the rattled researchers will shovel themselves out, dust themselves off, and proclaim that this unpredictability is precisely what climate change predicts.

Turns out, we are all victims of an elaborate snow job.
                                              **********************************
(June 17th, 2017 update: according to sfgate.com, plows are still clearing roads across the state's highest mountains. As of the middle of June, many passes were still not open. Highway 120, the only route through Yosemite, was still closed at last report. It usually opens before Memorial Day. Snow on this road topped 20 feet at one point, with drifts of up to 50 feet! Snows continued on and off throughout the spring, including a very late season storm earlier in June).

Friday, May 19, 2017

Vehicular Mood Rings?

                Rapid changes in technology have all of us excited- or concerned- or…something. BMW is apparently poised to make use of our emotions to let everyone else know what we’re feeling as we’re driving. According to USA Today and Bloomberg News, the German car company has proposed MINI VISION NEXT 100, a car of the future that would change colors based on its driver’s mood. Apparently, the company already has a version of the vehicle on a test track, though why it needs to be test-track-tested remains in question. God forbid it touts us as “pensive” rather than “reflective!”
                Is it really wise- or necessary- to let other drivers know how we’re feeling at every given moment? Are all of these vehicles going to be glowing red (“Angry!”) during traffic jams? And what if they’re not? What if one is vibrantly blue (“horny/sexy/feelin’ real good”) in the midst of a Biblical vehicular snarl? Will the folks in that car want to broadcast their uninhibited activity and open superiority to all others around them? Of course they will, but what about the rest of us? Why should we be auto-shamed for our circumspection, decency and reticence? Do we really need automotive mood rings?
                And how will this nascent technology translate to autonomous, self-driving vehicles? Will smart cars, and A.I. vehicles, proudly, truthfully broadcast their “feelings?” Will those vehicles change color based on their moods? Will smart cars be capable of having a mood? And, if so, what if the mood is: “Angry. Idiot humans don’t use turn signals when they should! Kill as many as possible?”
                Must we make our Volvos emotionally devolve with us, even as they become smarter and more capable? We are getting dumber as our machines are getting smarter. We already willingly broadcast our feelings to everyone we know, and many we have probably never met, via FaceBook and other social media. And really, how is that working out for us? If someone posts that they’ve stubbed their toe or have a cold, we reply with the same crying-faced emoji we’d use if their significant other dies or North Korea vaporizes Japan.

                Should we really insist that, even whilst in our private vehicles, everyone else around us should have a continually-updated barometer of our every mood? If so, what does that tell us about ourselves? More to the point, I guess, in this day and age, how does that make you feel?
                Soon, when you hop in your car, we'll all know.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Canada Banishes Man's Last Name From Vanity Plates

                Another Canadian man has had his vanity license plates revoked because officials deemed them offensive. What was the repugnant message, you ask? What kind of vile verbiage did his plates sport? None. His “custom” plates simply displayed his last name.
                The Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles banned Lorne Grabher from continuing to use his last name on his vanity license plates, due to fear that the public might not understand the context. The province’s Transportation Department claims they received a complaint about the plates from a woman in October of 2016, shortly after then-candidate Trump’s infamous comments were leaked. She deemed the plates “misogynistic.”
                Canada’s Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms correctly contends that the removal of the plates was a violation of Mr. Grabher’s right to free expression. You know your society is in dire straits when the most vile, vulgar and violent lyrics are perfectly acceptable- in fact ubiquitous- in rap music, online and on the majority of cable television shows, but the government will not allow your last name to be seen in public.
                Would Mr. Grabhim be forced to remove his name from his license plates? Would Mrs. Grabhim be so compelled?
                Check any big city’s White Pages and you’ll find Cockmans and Pussmans. Should they be prevented from putting their last names on their car’s plates? Their mailboxes? It’s one thing for a 10-year-old to snicker at them, but quite another for a government to find one’s surname offensive.
                In fact, I’d call it a hate crime.

                Eh?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New York's City Hall Used In Celebration Of Planned Parenthood

                The powers that be certainly wouldn’t allow a government building to be used- temporarily or otherwise- as a Christian church. Separation of church and state, you see. The Ten Commandments are not allowed on public property. Conservatives are forbidden from speaking on college campuses. “Make America Great Again” slogans are expunged from common municipal grounds. We’ll brook no partisan political shenanigans on the people’s premises.
                Usually.
                New York’s city hall was recently temporarily converted into a Planned Parenthood facility at the urging of local and national Democrats. The communal edifice was even gaily festooned with pink lights to celebrate 100 years of slaughtering unwanted children. While Democrats routinely turn plays, public festivals and even funeral services into the most partisan of political rallies, especially in places such as New York City, this was a particularly gruesome display of pandering to the basest of their party’s base.
                It is more than a little chilling to see a public space- a city hall for God’s sake!- used in support and observance of an ongoing holocaust. Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a eugenicist who referred to immigrants and poor people as “reckless breeders” and “human weeds.” She believed that “a race of thoroughbreds” could be created through birth control. She called the marriage bed “the most degenerating influence in the social order,” directly contradicting God’s word, historical fact, and simple logic.
                She could, when needed, be circumspect, as when explaining: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” You needn’t have worried, Maggie. Many decades later the vast majority of “Negros” that haven’t been aborted are voting for the party of abortion. Apparently, word still hasn’t gotten out.
                Ms. Sanger freely admitted her life’s purpose was to promote birth control. Wrap your mind around that. Her life’s purpose was to…prevent life.
                Chuck Schumer, the venerable old Democrat, was on hand for the festive extravaganza lauding Planned Parenthood. He made a solemn vow to the unaborted in attendance, stating that Planned Parenthood “will never be defunded when the Democrats get to political office.”
                Meanwhile they will continue to use government buildings to celebrate and support an organization that kills hundreds of thousands of innocent humans a year, and whose founder wished to create a Master Race.

                Hitler would have been proud.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New York Times, Washington Post Accidentally Slander Themselves Again

                The Washington Post- and the media in general- purport to be in paroxysms of fear and rage that the Trump administration has given classified intelligence information to the Russkies, thereby possibly revealing the secret, vital source(s) of that information. Though every single person in the room during the official meeting denies that classified information was handed over, the Post and others will have none of that.
                The mainstream media, which has spent decades deriding and denigrating our clandestine intelligence services, and calling for more openness and transparency as befits a free society, now is utterly aghast that President Trump would stoop to giving Russia a heads up on Islamic terror. The same media that revered détente and reveled in glasnost, is now apparently afraid that VFWs across the fruited plain will soon be touting “Tartar Tuesday” as all-you-can-eat borscht night.
                This new “scandal” is being held up as an existential threat, a potential Armageddon, by the very “journalists” that couldn’t have been more sanguine about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers, massive foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State, or the insane concessions President Obama made to achieve a nuclear “accord” with a belligerent and unreconstructible Iran.
                What is truly remarkable, however, is the media’s behavior vis-a-vis how terribly dangerous the Fourth Estate claims it would be, for the U.S. and its allies, should the source of this intelligence be unmasked.
                The New York Times online edition sported this headline today: “Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians.” Yes, one can see how it would be disastrous if that information somehow got out. The Paper of Record, not content with this banner, went on to actually underline the word “Israel” in the accompanying article, which read something like this: That’s right, our sources say it was Israel that provided the intelligence that Trump so carelessly coughed up to Russia, which is a close ally of Iran. If Israel learns of this leak, relations between the two long-time allies could be seriously strained. Did we mention that the intelligence that Trump treasonously handed to Russia on a platter was given to the administration by Israel?

                The New York Times and the Washington Post are two pathetically perfidious peas in the putrid pod that is today’s mass-media. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Toronto Star Columnist Suggests We Dispense With "Gendered Holidays"

             It’s happened yet again.

A couple of days after I wrote a piece suggesting that progressives were about to start targeting “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day,” a columnist for the Toronto Star has suggested we dispense with “gendered holidays,” as they have proven “painful,” “exclusionary,” and are a “drag for non-binary parents who don’t identify with a single gender.”
That sentiment is a “drag” for those of us not in drag.
The columnist, Emma Teitel, wrote that “some of these parents” are advocating “for the creation of a brand new holiday to recognize parents who aren’t male or female.” They have even proposed a name and a date for the new observance. “Non-Binary Parent’s Day” would be July 17th. That name is direct in an ironically binary sense. There is a day for “binary” parents and would now be one for “non-binary parents.” Two sides of the same coin, so to speak. Heads or tails? Or both?
But what if a parent doesn’t fit into either the binary or non-binary categories? Wouldn’t that be “painful” and “exclusionary?”
Teitel also notes how difficult Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be for those who’ve lost their parents or don’t have good relations with them. In order to alleviate the terrible toll the annual days to honor moms and dads have taken on us, she herself proposes that we “scrap” both days for good, and replace them with “Guardian’s Day.” (In my post, “Progressives Now Frowning On The Observance Of Mother’s Day,” May 11, 2017, I suggested ‘Parental Unit’s Day’ as the holiday’s name).
Come to think of it, isn’t Memorial Day a bit difficult for those who’ve lost loved ones in the service of their country? Wouldn’t it be easier on all of us if we didn’t observe it? Perhaps we should just replace it with a new, less painful, more inclusive holiday? Whether you’re dead or alive, served in the military or didn’t serve, what the hell, “Non-Commemoratory Day” is for you!
Anyway, Ms. Teitel avers that Guardian’s Day “has a nice sci-fi fantasy ring to it” and could be “a rotating statutory holiday — meaning you can celebrate it any day you please, and you can interpret it any way you like. A guardian can be a mom, a dad, a non-binary parent, a grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, a pet owner, or why the heck not — somebody who takes really good care of his houseplants.”

I propose we observe a “Non-Binary Morality Day.” Celebrate it any day you please, any way you want. Interpret it any way you like. Why the heck not? After all, it “has a nice sci-fi fantasy ring to it,” does it not?  

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hollywood Director Compares Alleged Russian Hacking To Attack On Pearl Harbor

                Rob Reiner, famous Hollywood director and inveterate boob, lashed out against president Trump recently, while also drawing harsh comparisons between alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,403 Americans. Really.
                Appearing on MSNBC, Reiner contended that normalizing the 2016 presidential election would be fraught with danger. He said, “This is not normal. We’ve had the greatest attack on this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that.”
                Earth to Rob, no one was physically harmed in this ‘attack,’ if there was one, unlike the attack we suffered at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists on September 11th, 2001, where approximately 3,000 innocent men, women and children- of all ethnicities and religions- were killed.
                ‘Meathead’ continued his assault, saying: “The press is under attack by the president calling it ‘fake news,’ there’s another pillar of our democracy under attack.” He then pondered whether or not “these institutions” would “remain intact in order for our democracy to survive,” prior to saying that he didn’t know the answer to that question.

                I can answer that question for you, Mr. Reiner. If you and your Hollywood friend’s ‘values’ and preferred policy agendas hold sway, our democratic Republic will not long survive. If your disdain for traditional American values is normalized, the world will soon become a sadder and darker place.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Transpolitical

                What would be more shocking, Nancy Pelosi coming out as a “man” or as a “Republican?” I think we all know the answer to that question. The same could be said of Maxine Waters. We could go the other way and ask if it would be more surprising if, say, Al Franken or Howard Dean came out as women or as Republicans. I think we all believe they would be much more likely to “go the other way” in terms of gender as opposed to political philosophy.
                Surely, though, in light of the “trans” phenomenon sweeping the planet, we will soon hear of some politician somewhere claiming to be “transpolitical” or “transpartied,” or perhaps “partyfluid.” Strictly speaking, the presence of a few pols identifying as Independents means we already have a “non-binary” system, much to the delight of the growing binary-averse crowd.
                Truth be told, most of us are naturally transpolitical. We all are born liberal Democrats, as early on in our lives we are needy, whiny, helpless, messy, entitled brats. Thankfully, as we mature, most of us become more conservative as we gain experience, competency and intellect.

Ironically, however, many are not born at all, due to Democrat’s love of using extreme violence against very small people. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

James Comey: Democratic Phoenix?

Democrats have taken more- and stranger- positions on former FBI Director James Comey than are possible in a frisky game of naked Twister.
Comey was evil incarnate to the left when, just three days before the election, he intimated that there was much more to the Clinton email scandal than was then known. Democrats called him a Republican lackey, and viewed him as an incompetent, partisan clown who should be removed from office immediately, if not summarily executed.
But then, after he apparently started pushing for a more aggressive, in-depth investigation of possible Trump administration ties to the Russians, he became a more sympathetic figure to liberals. Maybe he really was a decent, non-partisan man, struggling to do a difficult job well.
And then Trump fired him.
He instantaneously became the most competent and beloved figure in our nations modern political history, one who was the tragic victim of a madman desperately trying to cover up another one of his budding administration’s numerous scandals.
How did he go from being seen as a vile, sinister, Hillary-hating hack to being thought of as essentially a combination of George Washington and Mahatma Gandhi? And in less time than it takes Nancy Pelosi to recall who the current President is, at that?
It had nothing to do with Jeff Comey, of course. He didn’t change much in the past few months. It was simply that Trump fired him. When Trump hires someone, or is even thinking of doing so, the left instantaneously and blindly assumes that person must at least be related to Lucifer.
 Yet, if Trump somehow had the opportunity to fire Charles Manson, Manson would immediately be seen as a great man, unfairly brutalized by an unbalanced, mean-spirited, homicide-a-phobe.
Poor Anthony Weiner. If only he would have been in the Trump administration. Trump would’ve fired him and, voilà, he’d have gone from disgusting scumbag to benign victim.





Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day: Progressives Next Target?

                 Albert McMahon Elementary School in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, has decided that its first- and second-graders won’t be allowed to observe Mother’s Day or Father’s Day in school this year. They will no longer be making gifts for either parent in order to “celebrate diversity, inclusivity and also nurture our students who are part of non-traditional families.”
    Yes, far-sighted progressives are leading the push to eliminate the observance of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, in order to avoid offending those that may not have a mother or a father, or either. And also to be more respectful of those whose parents, if around, are transgender, gender-fluid, or simply not confined to arbitrary, rigid, “assigned” roles, etc., etc.  Perhaps we should all blind ourselves so we can’t see protruding breasts, facial hair, and other features that could tempt us to unfairly label someone “male” or “female,” thereby allowing us to see past those hurtful and illusory constructs.
                Maybe we could have a “Parental Units Day?” On second thought, that still could be offensive to those who may not have any parents.
                I suggest, instead, that we start observing a “Non-Mother’s Day” and a “Non-Father’s Day,” out of respect- and reverence- for those individuals or couples who have had the courage to terminate their pregnancies.

                This would be in line with abortion, robots, sex dolls, A.I., and Islamic Extremist’s openly avowed preference for death over life. It is time to ban the observance and celebration of those who have themselves observed God’s command to go forth and multiply, and who have brought forth new life through the natural- and holy- consummation of a man and a woman’s love for each other. It is, rather, time…past time, really…to recognize and celebrate those who simply don’t want the work and hassle that a baby would bring, those that erased their baby as easily as they would slap a mosquito, and those that realized they couldn’t ethically bring a baby into this cold, heartless, unwelcoming and non-inclusive world. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Barack Obama Speaks For Millions...Of Dollars

                According to the U.K.’s Express online newspaper, former president Barack Obama was paid the equivalent of over $3 million for his recent speech to the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy. Three million dollars! Obama flew into the Italian business capital on a private jet and was promptly ensconced in the ultra-ritzy Park Hyatt Hotel, where accommodations can cost up to $9,000 a night, according to local media. His posse of approbative aiders and abettors took over two floors of the famous hotel, after arriving via a 14-car-convoy, which also sported a helicopter and a 300-strong police escort that nearly brought the city to a standstill.
                Mr. Obama gave his short speech at Seeds and Chips, a conference focusing on the impact that technology, innovation and climate change will have on food availability and production worldwide.
                I have an innovative idea: why don’t we re-direct the staggering sums of money that the Global Food Innovation Summit officials threw at ex-community organizer and vile hypocrite Barack Obama towards feeding those whose lives might actually depend on the success of an entity like Global Food Innovation.
                If Obama beatifically  bloviated for an hour and a half, or even had heroically touted his own superior concern for the have-nots of the world for two full hours, that would make him the recipient of a one-and-a-half-million-dollar-an-hour wage rate, if the early online reports were accurate. That’s substantially more than the minimum $15-an-hour rate contemporaries in his own party are pushing for, isn’t it? Why, that would put his earnings far above even those of the “one-percent.”
 Instead of obscenely rewarding a former president- who consistently bashed the rich- for flapping his jaws, perhaps the money he received for making a relatively brief speech could have been better utilized to feed thousands of starving people for a year.

If there were justice in this world, Obama would put his money where their mouths are.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hillary Clinton, Queen Of Denial

                 “I take absolute personal responsibility,” said Hillary Clinton of her November presidential election defeat during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the “Women for Women International” event in New York City recently, moments before comically blaming everyone and everything else for her loss.
     In keeping with Democrat’s Denial, she blamed FBI head James Comey, who President Trump has since fired- and Russia- for her recent defeat in the 2016 presidential election. In actuality, she declined to fault her own strategy or message, or even acknowledge any of her own weaknesses, stating: “If the election had been on October 27, I’d be your president.”
                She also officially declared herself “part of the resistance.” Here is the pertinent definition of “resistance,” as understood by anti-Trump progressives, from Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary Fully Revised And Updated, 1996, #5: “an underground organization composed of groups of private individuals working as an opposition force in a conquered country to overthrow the occupying power, usually by acts of sabotage, guerilla warfare, etc.”
                This definition hasn’t ever fully, truly applied to any act in U.S. history, and only the Civil War and the War of Independence have provided real parallels…until now. Can any sane person imagine Ronald Reagan proclaiming in 1977 that he was “part of the resistance” against Jimmy Carter…or Gerald Ford? I don’t recall John McCain or Mitch Romney announcing that they were in resistance to Barack Obama’s America, either. They would have been aghast at such disrespect for the institution of the presidency and fearful of the ramifications that would follow such a pronouncement.

                But dignity, standards, and traditions- societal glue all- have been dispensed with, like so many aborted babies, in Democrat’s demonic desire for relevance, affirmation and power.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Venezuela: Another Nation Destroyed By Marxism

Venezuela was once the richest country in Latin America, even producing food for export. It is now an abyss of torment and misery. Its people are starving, victims of an economy wrecked by price and currency controls, and the nationalization of once private farms and industries. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Venezuela’s inflation rate, the highest in the world, will reach 720% this year. The economy has shrunk dramatically in recent years, and food imports have plunged. Looting is commonplace, swarms of people roam the countryside picking farms clean of whatever might yet be growing. Hordes of men, women and children rummage through garbage. Many families even padlock their refrigerators.
                According to the National Poll of Living Conditions, an annual survey conducted by social scientists, seventy-five percent of Venezuelans said they had lost weight in the past year, at an average of 19 pounds per person. Tragically, this is not attributable to good work by Jenny Craig, rather it is directly attributable to the despicable “work” of Hugo Chavez, now deceased, and his successor, President Nicolás Maduro. They led an increasingly authoritarian government that nationalized formerly private industries, as they dispensed with niceties, manipulated the law, and concentrated power in their own hands. Chavez exploited inequality and social grievances to demonize his opposition, bullied opponents, and encouraged the middle class to emigrate. Say, come to think of it, that sounds like it came- verbatim- from out of the Democratic Party’s playbook! Hmm, which came first, the chicken or the egg?
                If anything, President Maduro has been even worse.
Recently, protests have begun. Social media videos appear to show young men destroying a statue of a sash-wearing Hugo Chavez. The erstwhile dictator’s likeness crashes onto a sidewalk as onlookers curse at the leftist’s effigy.
Socialism/Marxism/Leninism/communism has done to Venezuela- and Venezuelans- what it has done to every nation, and every people, that has come under its pernicious rule. Under the guise of somehow assuring “equality,” it impoverishes, enslaves, deprives, depraves, and enervates souls.
Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Nicolae Ceausescu, and Kim Jong un are just some of the satanic clown posse members who have done their utmost to destroy human life- and dignity- in relatively recent times…while endeavoring to convince clueless and/or brainwashed rubes that they are looking out for the downtrodden and oppressed.

We should all curse these leftist’s effigies…and their legacies.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New York Times Op-Ed Salutes Communism

                The New York Times, aka “The Truth,” recently published an op-ed piece praising…communism. The post was part of the paper’s series called “Red Century” that purported to explore communism 100 years after the Russian Revolution, and touted communism for helping to shape Americans, and the American political landscape.
                The op-ed’s author wrote: “It is perhaps hard to understand now, but at that time, in this place, the Marxist vision of world solidarity as translated by the Communist Party induced in the most ordinary of men and women a sense of one’s own humanity that ran deep, made life feel large; large and clarified. It was to this clarity of inner being that so many became not only attached, but addicted.”
                Furthermore, according to the Blaze, when the Times publicized the op-ed on Twitter, it added: “Communism once gave ordinary Americans a sense of their humanity.”
                Really?
                Talk about “fake op-eds!”
                “The Marxist vision of world solidarity” is simply that the whole world must be Marxist. This is why Marxist lead countries attack, annex and absorb other countries with impunity, whereas the United States utterly freed the nations it has conquered in wartime, typically giving them wads of cash as a parting gift.
                It is irrefutable that communism induced a deep sense of mortality into men and women, ordinary or not, given that it was responsible for exterminating the lives of at least 90-100 million souls. To the extent it made life large and clarified, it was only because everywhere one looks in a communist society, there are massive, sterile posters and placards telling you what to think, say, and do. Red letter dates, admonitions, and exhortations to toil harder for the state.
                It is indeed bizarre that, in many circles, communism gets a bit of a “pass” in the West, whereas Nazism and fascism are, rightly, so deeply reviled. (For a great take on that topic, watch Prager University’s short video, “Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?” at dennisprager.com).
                Communism ruined and/or ended countless numbers of lives around the world. The slaughter of one million people by the Khmer Rouge in the Killing Fields of Cambodia certainly “shaped” the lives of many. It may have even given them a sense of their own “humanity,” tragically enough.
                Yes, communism “clarified” life for the over a billion people who’ve lived under its staggeringly oppressive rule, many of whom waited in long lines for a potato and a roll of crappy toilet paper.
                It “clarified” life for many of the rest of us more fortunate souls, as well. (See also, the “Cold War”).
                Apparently not some working for the “paper of record,” however.

                And that’s the truth.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bill Nye, The Pseudo-Science Guy

                Bill Nye, the Pseudo-Science Guy, is at it again. He is currently hosting a series on Netflix titled, “Bill Nye Saves the World.” A tad grandiose, no? Certainly not scientifically correct. Was “Chuckles the Clown” unavailable? Oh, and I thought Barack Obama already saw to that.
                At any rate, Nye recently contemplated the question: should people be penalized for having “extra” kids? In some respects, they already are, but let’s proceed anyway. Nye posed the question to a bioethicist at prestigious Johns Hopkins University, who replied, “I do think that we should at least consider it,” to which Nye responded, “Well, ‘at least consider it’ is like ‘do it.’”
                Bill Nye, the Eugenics Guy. And “bioethicist?” No one should be allowed that title if they believe they have the right to control the size of other people’s families. P.J. O’Rourke, in his seminal 1994 book, “All the Trouble in the World,” sub-titled his chapter on overpopulation: “Just Enough of Me, Way Too Much of You.” Pithy and perfect.
                Why ‘do it?’ Why penalize Americans for having more kids? They theorize that big American families may be hurting the environment. That’s funny. There aren’t many large American families. We are barely at replacement fertility levels. What about big Muslim families or large families from other places around the world? Are they not detrimental to the environment?
                That same “bioethicist” stated: “One of the things that we could do that’s kind of (at) least policy-ish is we could encourage our culture and our norms to change, right?” They haven’t been? Have you noticed the difference in, say, television programming over the last number of decades? We’ve gone from “Father Knows Best” and “Gunsmoke” to “Game of Thrones” and “The Bachelorette,” at the same time our average family size has shrunk considerably.
                What bureaucrat, or group thereof, will decide how many kids a couple can have? Would the number be different based on race, ethnic group, creed, religion, or occupation? Perhaps political affiliation? There’s an intriguing thought! Or maybe we’d just use the old Chinese model and catapult the vast majority of girl babies into a swamp? And I thought liberals wanted to get the government out of our bedrooms, wombs, sexual lives? Either progressives have no conscience, are duped by "con"-science, or both. 
                How would non-compliers be penalized? Would they have their gonads summarily removed with a salad fork? Or just be forced to binge-watch MSNBC? After all, fake science is now “real” news.
                What would the founders say? And, speaking of Founders, didn’t God tell us to “Go forth and multiply?”
                But Bill knows better.

                He’s going to save the world.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Assistant Principal Yells, Swears At Pro-Life Kids

                An assistant principal at STEM Academy in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was caught screaming and swearing at two teenage pro-life activists recently, on video taken by one of the teens.
                Zach Ruff (!), the school’s dean of academics and student life, attempted to prevent the teens from talking to students outside the public high school. Conner Haines, 16, and his 19-year-old sister Lauren, stood on a public sidewalk abutting an academy parking lot, holding pro-life signs as vehicles left the campus at the end of the school day. Conner shot video of the entire confrontation, and it begins with Ruff walking towards Conner and Lauren and threatening to call the police unless they leave. Conner then informs Ruff that it’s a public sidewalk and suggests he call the police if he so desires. At this point, Mr. Ruff stands in front of the siblings in an effort to block students from seeing their signs.
                Conner then says to Ruff, “Sir, these are image bearers of God.” At that, Ruff turned around, faced the camera, pointed to Conner’s sign showing a photo of an aborted ‘fetus’ and said, “You can go to hell, where they are, too.”
                I’m nearly certain the innocent babies aren’t condemned to hell, vice-principal, although I can’t say that about those who ‘aborted’ them.
                When Conner had the temerity to call the fetuses ‘children,’ STEM’s esteemed dean of academics really wigged out, yelling, “They’re not children, they’re cells!...You’re at a science-based school, those are cells!”
                Lauren Haines attempted to refute that claim, but Ruff interrupted her, pointed to his body and said, “Then take it out, and if it can live on its own, it’s friggin’ awesome.” There are still many great teachers out there, but why is it that I so often find myself wondering why so many people involved with modern-day education are so dense? So, an injured soldier needing help getting off the battlefield or anyone in an intensive-care unit is a worthless, non-viable tissue mass, too, Ruff? How about all those with severe physical and mental disabilities? The elderly in assisted-living facilities? Should we be able to just ‘off’ them, too? On second thought, I don’t think I’d want to know his answer.
                At one point, Conner suggested that Mr. Ruff might turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of his sins, causing Ruff to stand inches from Conner’s face while stating: “Listen here son, alright? I’m as gay as the day is long and twice as sunny. I don’t give a fuck what you think Jesus tells me and what I should and should not be doing.”

                That’s quite evident. Except, perhaps, for the ‘sunny’ part.

                Ruff also described the Bible as a “book of fiction,” and added, “you and Trump can go to hell.”
                Ahh, I see. There it is! Knew it had to be in there somewhere. Amazing. For a guy that obviously thinks Trump is mean-spirited and non-inclusive, he sure wishes a lot of folks would go to hell. And is apparently willing to send them there.
                Lauren Haines again attempted to engage Ruff in debate, but he gestured to her and said, “Shut up and leave my children alone.” Leave your children alone, Ruff? She was trying to convince you to stop condoning the mass murder of children, be they ‘yours’ or anyone else’s.
                Eventually, another man confronted Mr. Ruff, supporting the Haines’ right to be there. The two argued for a bit, with Ruff again threatening to call the police. The stranger walked off, remarking, “Another loony, wacko liberal.” Evidently on cue, Ruff began loudly singing “I Love a Parade,” endeavoring to drown out the Haines siblings. He sang intermittently for the duration of the video. He even tried out some dance steps, so desperate was he to distract attention from Conner and Laura’s message.
                When Conner shouted to passing motorists that Christ could set them free from their sins, Ruff wheeled around and yelled, “Public school, we don’t believe in that here!”
                Mr. Ruff holds a Master’s degree from Neumann University, and is in the final stages of his doctoral dissertation at Drexel University in Philadelphia, in its “Educational Leadership and Management program,” according to STEM’s website. Of course.
                According to WCAU-TV, Ruff has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation.

                We were all ‘cells’ once, Mr. Ruff. Your recent behavior leads me to believe you might be better off residing in a padded one.