Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fried Foods To Save The Planet?

Did you deep-fry a turkey this Thanksgiving? If so, you may have affected the planet’s weather systems.
                Say what? According to The Telegraph, chemists at the universities of Reading, Bristol and Bath claim to have discovered that, when droplets of cooking fat are released into the atmosphere, they form complex structures which attract moisture and form into clouds. Scientists claim cooking fat is responsible for ten percent of small particles in the air in many large cities, leading them to believe frying food could have a noticeable impact on cloud formation and rainy weather. This research was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. (Operators are standing by to take subscription requests. They’re extending a holiday season BOGO offer: buy a gift subscription for a loved one and receive one for yourself, absolutely free. Tell ‘em ‘Bob’ told you to call).
                Dr. Christian Pfrang, Associate Professor of Physical and Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Reading, said: “I think it could be having an impact on cloud formation. It is likely that these structures have a significant effect on water uptake of droplets in the atmosphere, increase lifetimes of reactive molecules and generally slow down transport inside these droplets with yet unexplored consequences.” He added, “Fat does seem to encourage cloud formation.”
                In fact, some researchers believe this cooling effect is so large it could even slow down global warming! If deep-frying food can pull the planet’s fat out of the fire, the South is doing everything it can to save the Earth. So are many of our State Fairs. They’ll deep-fry anything imaginable- and some things that aren’t.
                So, go ahead folks, eat those fries, patronize Kentucky Fried Chicken, do up those turkeys and catfish. Sacrifice yourself to save the planet. When someone says, “A fat lot of good it will do,” they may not mean it sarcastically.

We may not be able to survive for long living off the fat of the land, but perhaps the Earth itself can. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

White Death Good, Texas State Student Says

Texas State University student Rudy Martinez wrote an especially well-reasoned, nuanced and thought-provoking column that was published in the November 28th issue of The University Star, the school’s campus newspaper. In the article, titled “Your DNA is an abomination,” Mr. Martinez passionately argues for the death of all white people:
“Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all … accept this death as the first step toward defining yourself as something other than the oppressor,” Martinez wrote in his column. “Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.”
There, there, Mr. Martinez, get a grip on yourself. No one can control what DNA they are born with, which is a significant factor in the offensiveness and absurdity of the very racism you decry on the one hand, but so vilely perpetrate on the other. Exclaiming that you hate people because you think they “shouldn’t exist” isn’t a particularly convincing rationale to anyone who hasn’t been on a college campus recently. It should be terrifying to any sane, tolerant person that someone- anyone- believes they have the right to determine who should or “shouldn’t exist.” Although, come to think of it, that is precisely the view of the “pro-choice” crowd.
Martinez’ op-ed also included this bon mot: “In your whiteness, you are granted the luxury of not having to think about race daily. Your heartbeat does not speed up when you get pulled over and find yourself staring at the red-and-blue lights of the fascist foot soldiers we call the police. You don’t leave your home wondering if you will ever come back. You don’t give a damn.”
Nice of him to somehow assume white people don’t give a damn, but that was never the case. And, in actuality, by any reasonable standard, straight white men- especially those with a job and a Christian outlook- are the most freely persecuted group in the nation at the moment. Also, do you really believe minorities would be better off without a police force?
                As for his personal relationships with Whitey, Martinez added: “When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered – whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friends, police officers, et cetera – there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent.’”
                The editor-in-chief of The University Star, Denise Cervantes, issued an apology for the op-ed piece, stating: “The original intent of the column was to comment on the idea of race and racial identities. We acknowledge that the column could have been clearer in its message and that it has caused hurt within our campus community. We apologize and hope that we can move forward to a place of productive dialogue on ways to bring our community together.”
                She is wrong: the column couldn’t have been clearer.
                Student body president Connor Clegg noted that students are forced to pay for the paper through their student fees, saying: “No one should be forced to support the free press. That’s not how it works so that’s an institutional issue that I’d like to see resolved,” and added that he hoped Ms. Cervantes could help address the issue.
                Martinez himself is standing by what he wrote, proudly telling The College Fix, “The article speaks for itself.” That much is true.
He responded to a query about the article’s apparent hypocrisy be averring in an email: “Was the piece racist? Nope; racist attitudes come from a position of power. The only group who have ever (sic) held true power in this nation are those who call themselves ‘white.’”
So, racism has no particular connection to race and it can only be engaged in by the powerful?
Martinez, a self-described Marxist, has previously utilized the pages of The University Star to illustrate his insanity. In June, the paper published his dissertation on how the Russian Revolution continues to inspire folks 100 years later. In that manifesto, he concurs with Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky that the Bolshevik Revolution would bring about a new form of government that would give the economy, industry, transportation, and land “back to the people.” He added that this is “The only way to achieve a lasting peace and avoid oppression.”
                Marx, Lenin and Trotsky were all white, and ascended to astonishing power only through violence and bloodshed. Marxism/Communism killed over 100 million people in the 20th century alone, in a stated attempt to return power to the people and achieve a lasting peace.
                Colleges and universities have tragically become the single worst purveyors of anti-Americanism, entitlement mentalities, victimology, general cultural bullshit, sexual perversity, intolerance, vapidness, Christian-bashing, and illogic. They are, even more than the mainstream media, responsible for the rapid decay, diminution, and decline of Western Civilization.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New York Times Op-Ed: Abortion Is Normal

Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a recent interview with The Hill that the DCCC will not necessarily withhold funding for pro-life Democratic House candidates in the 2018 elections. Rep. Luján argued that “candidates that fit the district” are key to winning a House majority.
To say this didn’t sit well with Lindy West, author of “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman,” and the activist behind the “Shout Your Abortion” social media campaign, would be an understatement. She promptly took to the New York Times Op-Ed page to state: “abortion is not valid fodder for such compromise.” In other words, Democrats should not have a choice as to whether they are pro-choice. She called the idea of funding a pro-life Democrat “putrescent.” Chilling.  
West wrote: “Nineteen hyenas and a broken vacuum cleaner control the White House, and ice is becoming extinct. I get it. I am desperate and afraid as well. I am prepared to make leviathan compromises to pull us back from that brink. But there is no recognizable version of the Democratic Party that does not fight unequivocally against half its constituents’ being stripped of ownership of their own bodies and lives. This issue represents everything Democrats purport to stand for.”
Ms. West, abortion is literally the stripping of ownership of the babies’ own bodies and lives…for the simple convenience of those bigger beings who’ve engaged in undisciplined- if not immoral- behavior. Unlike their potential offspring, those women that choose to have an abortion get to keep their bodies and lives. Kind of a key point.
Ms. West summarily dismissed the concerns of any pro-life Democrats, arguing that “abortion is not controversial on the left.” Neither were Fidel Castro or Che Guevara, but that didn’t make them right.
“Democratic candidates are perfectly welcome to refrain from terminating their own pregnancies,” she wrote, magnanimously, “But to be anti-choice on a policy level is absolutely indefensible from an economic justice, racial justice, gender justice and human rights standpoint. And if the Democratic Party does not stand for any of those things, then what on earth is it?”
 On second thought, her piercing intellect and peerless logic may be changing my mind…to a degree. I am now willing to consider allowing federally-funded abortion…for/of Democrats only…to continue unabated and unchallenged. In this way, perhaps that party will expire before the country does.
She continued with her screed: “Abortion is normal. Abortion is common, necessary and happening every day across party lines, economic lines and religious lines. Abortion is also legal and, contrary to what the pundit economy would have you believe, not particularly controversial. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 70 percent of all Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, while 75 percent of Democrats believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases. These are not numbers that indicate controversy.”
On a roll now, she sailed on: “So what does it say that so many lefty men are willing to scrap it in an attempt to pander to some vague fantasy of a vast, disgruntled, anti-choice center? What kind of cringing, bewildered invertebrates roll over and capitulate to the losing side of a debate at a time when they’ve never had more leverage?”
Republicans, of course. But please continue, Ms. West.
She does so: “What contortionist of logic came up with the proposal that alienating 75 percent of one’s constituents, and declaring half to not deserve control over their bodies, can strengthen a party’s numbers? This is not broadening our coalition; it’s flagrantly shrinking it.” Actually, abortion is. More minority (and female) babies are aborted than white ones.
Ms. West termed Republicans “an abattoir of clown meat” before averring that their “top policy priority seems to be ‘poor people deserve to die of preventable diseases.’”
She issued this plea: “Come on Democrats, be something. Unite and move left. The center will follow or lose.” Move left? Of where the American Democratic Party is now? One more step to the left would have them falling off their (party’s) plank and tumbling off a California cliff, lost forever to the vast blue abyss.
The author and activist summed up her views by declaring: “Abortion is not a fringe issue. Abortion is liberty.”
Abortion is liberty?! That is a far more preposterous euphemism/statement than the NAZI’s “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“work will set you free”) that appeared over the gates of some World War II concentration camps.  And just as dangerous.
The definition of abortion: “any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy.”
The definition of liberty: “freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.”
The two terms are not the same, Ms. West, nor are they analogous. They can be effectively used in conjunction with one another, however: “Abortion is any of various surgical methods for arbitrarily terminating a pregnancy, due to despotic control of a more powerful being, sometimes funded by a government, depriving the baby of his or her right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
(Planned Parenthood’s President, Cecile Richard, and other “pro-choice” activists, were nearly unanimous in their praise of Ms. West’s op-ed piece).

Monday, November 27, 2017

Jesus Down, Xi Up In The People's Republic

Chinese Communist Party officials have told Christians living in poverty in southeast China to replace religious images in their homes with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping or they will lose government assistance, according to the South China Post. Christians living in rural, impoverished, Yugan County were instructed to remove these icons from their living rooms and hang portraits of Xi in their place as part of an anti-poverty effort seeking to “transform believers in religion into believers in the party,” the report said. Qi Yan, chairman of the Huangjinbu people’s congress and the person responsible for the township’s poverty-relief efforts, said the campaign has been in effect since March.
Qi Yan again: “Many poor households have plunged into poverty because of illness in the family. Some resorted to believing in Jesus to cure their illnesses, but we tried to tell them that getting ill is a physical thing and that the people who can really help them are the Communist Party and General Secretary Xi.” Yan continued, “Many rural people are ignorant. They think God is their savior. After our cadres’ work, they’ll realize their mistakes and think: we should no longer rely on Jesus, but on the party for help.”
This sounds eerily like the Democratic Party in America. Truly. “You rubes in flyover country can cling to your silly ‘God’ and your ‘Second Amendment rights,’ if you persist in believing in a ‘Guy in the sky,’ and the vision of the ‘Founding Fathers,’ but if you’ll let go of your archaic, bigoted, misogynistic views and pledge your allegiance to our enlightened social justice warriors, we will hang a glorious portrait of President Obama in your living room and even allow you to keep your picture of Jesus Christ in your mudroom or back hallway. And we’ll give you free shit!”
This big government bullying is tragically reminiscent of the era of Chairman Mao Zedong, whose “People’s” revolution contributed to the deaths of more than 70 million Chinese people between 1949 and 1976, when he himself expired. Of course, they had it coming, as they didn’t share his views on collectivism/Communism. Portraits of Mao were once universally displayed in homes, and he was referred to as “Great Leader,” a term which at least one local newspaper has started using to refer to President Xi. (This smacks of the Hermit Kingdom, not a vast, modern nation).
Xi recently stated that religion must be guided by the party to adapt to socialist society. Yes, it’s always prudent to make universal truths adapt to your political party’s ideology rather than to consider adapting your political party’s ideology to abide by universal truths.
According to Yugan county’s website, officials held a meeting last October in which they discussed having a “sense of crisis” about the presence of religion there. (The very same thing occurred at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, at which God was booed when mentioned). At that meeting, county party secretary Hu Wei stated that the party must insist on “uniting people of faith around the party.” One online report claimed party members recently toured area villages, telling residents the party was supporting agriculture and removing poverty, in an attempt at “melting the hard ice in the hearts of religious believers” and “helping turn them into believers in the party.” The “hard ice” resides only in the hearts of party members, as evidenced by their coercion and denial of private property rights.
Officials have distributed and hung over 1,000 portraits in the county already. According to the South China Post report, Qi Yan said: “We only asked them to take down [religious] posters in the center of the home. They can still hang them in other rooms, we won’t interfere with that. What we require is for them not to forget about the party’s kindness at the center of their living rooms.” Nothing chilling there! Sich Heil! “Require” them to acknowledge the “party’s kindness,” or what?
But a local resident said “Some families put up gospel couplets on their front doors during the Lunar New Year; some also hung paintings of the cross. But they’ve all been torn down.” (Officials also forcibly removed crosses last August in Yugan county, according to Radio Free Asia accounts). The resident went on to state: “They all have their belief and, of course, they didn’t want to take them down. But there is no way out. If they don’t agree to do so, they won’t be given their quota from the poverty-relief fund.”

Who said “kindness” had to be free?

The truth is, of course, that religion is nearly as much of a threat to tyrannical governments as tyrannical governments are to their citizens.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Church Of Sweden Goes Gender-Neutral

                The Church of Sweden recently made the decision to encourage its clergy to use the gender-neutral term “God” instead of referring to the deity as “He” or “the Lord.” The determination was reached at the end of an eight-day meeting of the church’s 251-member decision-making body, and is scheduled to take effect on May 20th during Pentecost. The move is seen as part of the national Evangelical Lutheran Church’s continuing effort to modernize its handbook directing how services should be conducted.
                Church of Sweden spokesperson Sofija Pedersen Videke told The Telegraph: “We talk about Jesus Christ, but in a few places we have changed it to say ‘God’ instead of ‘He.’ We have some prayer options that are more gender-neutral than others.” She said a large majority of the Church’s decision-making body agreed on the decision, and added that she hadn’t heard of a single priest who objected to the new linguistic framework.
                The Church of Sweden is headed by Archbishop Antje Jackelen, Sweden’s first female archbishop, who was elected in 2013. Archbishop Jackelen, defending the move, told Sweden’s TT news agency: “Theologically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human.”
 Some church members believe, however, that the move clearly undermines the doctrine of the Trinity and poses other problems, as well. More and more churches are abandoning common theological heritage in the interest of inclusivity. The Church of England, for example, recently published guidelines for helping children “explore the possibilities of who they might be,” including their gender identity. Lord help us. I’m sorry, God help us.

Let’s be clear: those who worship at the alter of political-correctness do not truly worship anything else. They don’t believe in fundamental truths, only in equivocation and their own superiority. 

Are we all to be so cavalier about changing what are supposed to be immutable truths to conform to our modern-day whims and desires?

Do we really want the Lord’s Prayer to begin: “Our Parent, who art in Heaven…”

Do we really want to make Matthew 28:19 read—“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Parental Unit and of the Child and of the Celestial Being.”

Let’s close with the recently updated Twenty-Third Psalm, shall we?

The non-gendered Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want for gender options
Zhe makes me lie in green pastures;
Zhe leads me beside still waters;
Zhe restores my soul.
Zhe leads me in right paths for His or Her name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
For I can be any gender I want…

Etc., Etc.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Washington, Jefferson Statues Down, Barry Statue Up?

                It now appears likely that a statue of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry will be placed in front of the capital’s city hall. The DC Council Committee of the Whole recently voted- unanimously- to approve a measure advancing the possibility of adding a statue dedicated to the late mayor in front of its home. Due to a procedural glitch, the measure wasn’t officially passed at that time, but could well be at the next council session which could come as early as this week.
                Artists at Weitzman Studios in Maryland have recently completed a full-body clay model of Barry smiling and waving, wearing a suit and snakeskin shoes. This model will be used to craft the eight-foot-tall statue honoring the disgraced, deceased former administrator.
“The statue is intended to celebrate the life, accomplishments and contributions of Marion Barry,” said D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. The unveiling is tentatively set for March 6, which is Barry’s birthday, pending review and approval. Last year, a monument was also placed at Barry’s grave site at Congressional Cemetery.
All things considered, honoring The Less Than Honorable Marion Shepilov Barry in this way seems a surpassingly odd thing to do at this time, if not at any time. The former mayor was a notorious womanizer, who publicly acknowledged that he shamelessly flirted with other women in front of his wife. He went on the Sally Jessy Raphael TV show in 1991 to announce that he was addicted to women and sex. In 1990, former model (and former girlfriend) Hazel Diane “Rasheeda” Moore invited the lusty mayor to the Vista Hotel, where Barry was caught on an infamous FBI videotape smoking crack and asking for sex. Barry then uttered the brilliantly succinct, if ignoble, line: “Bitch set me up!”
Ms. Moore claimed she and Barry had used illicit drugs together on more than 100 occasions before the FBI sting at the hotel. But this is just the tip of the iceberg insofar as the erstwhile mayor’s despicable behavior goes. Barry, who was first elected mayor in 1978, has an almost unprecedented rap sheet to his discredit. 
Barry, known as “Mayor for Life,” was re-elected in 1982, and, shortly thereafter, the city’s finances went to hell, the result of Barry dramatically increasing spending to create government jobs to deal with high unemployment rates. He was elected to a third term in 1986, and was accused in 1987 of presiding over a “corrupt and incompetent” government. On October 26th, 1990, he was sentenced to six months in prison and entered a seven-week drug and alcohol program.
He was succeeded as mayor in January of 1991 by Sharon Pratt Dixon, yet, incredibly, he ran for mayor two years later and won his fourth term, proving that Americans are incredibly forgiving…or stupid. He left office for the last time on January 2nd, 1999, saying, “I believe I’ve been a good mayor.” In 1995, during his last term, Congress stripped the mayor of much of his power and installed a financial control board, in an effort to save the city.
Barry repeatedly failed to file taxes, racked up $2,800 in unpaid tickets in just two years, and frequently slurred Asians and Polish people.
As if all of this weren’t enough, in 2002, Barry was busted for marijuana and cocaine possession. In 2005, he pled guilty to tax evasion spanning at least the five years after he left office. In 2006, he tested positive for cocaine. In 2009, he was arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend. In 2013 he was accused of taking illegal gifts from city contractors. In 2011 he allegedly exposed himself to a woman in an airport bathroom and paid her $35,000 in settlement.
 It's a good thing many Confederate statues are out of the way and several monuments to our Founders have been expunged, so we can get on with celebrating more honorable men, such as Mayor Barry!

Politics, they say, is downstream from culture. If so, statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall Jackson,” and Abraham Lincoln…will soon make way for the likes- and likenesses- of Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Gary Hart, and Charles Manson. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Zealand To Recognize Climate Change As Reason To Seek Asylum

                According to the Washington Post, New Zealand could become the first country in the world to recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum, a government minister said recently. If the plan is actually implemented, a maximum of 100 refugees a year would be admitted to the Land of the Kiwis, so the nation is in no danger of being inundated…by immigrants.
                Something called The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), an organization founded in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council, predicts 150-300 million people world-wide will be forced out of their homes by 2050, so activists are hoping the New Zealand plan will serve as a role-model for other nations and public debate.
                The Post article states: “The 1951 U.N. refugee convention, written long before there was such a thing, does not recognize victims of climate change.” Long before there was climate change? Earth to The Washington Post: drop your biases for a moment and answer a question. What about the many ice ages the planet’s experienced over the Millenia, or the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s for that matter?
                Climate change evangelists aver that many small islands will soon disappear altogether, and are worried that island nations such as Tuvalu or Kiribati, both near New Zealand, are only about six feet above sea level.
                New Orleans is six feet below sea level- today- and hosts the world-famous Mardi Gras every year in its “French Quarter,” sports many fine restaurants, and is frequently the site of the Super Bowl.
                There is no doubt that climate change has forced people- and animals- to migrate and adapt over the course of the planet’s history. It is also irrefutable that for millions of years that climate change was not man-caused.
                It is equally indisputable that political climate change is always man-caused, and has led countless millions to flee oppression and genocide, many of whom ended up in the United States of America, for obvious reasons.
                If the leftist swine currently residing in The Swamp succeed in sucking the American people into the primordial ooze and rescinding the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, where will we turn…where will we go?

                It’s heartening to know, at least, that  if those of us in my environs suffer through back-to-back brutally cold and long winters and historically late ice-outs as we did a few short years ago, we may be able to apply for asylum in New Zealand. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pharmaceutical Commercials

                I was watching television the other night, something I rarely do, when a series of commercials aired. I’m betting you’ve seen them, or similar ads.

                Commercial #1: “Do you suffer from the horrors of male pattern baldness? Well, suffer no more, men. With Zezex, you can have a full head of hair again in as little as six months. And you’ll be a hit with the ladies once more, too! Consult your doctor before taking Zezex. When you take Zenex, side-effects can include drowsiness, dizziness, sudden yet prolonged bouts of vomiting, depression, flatulence, and generally excessive hair growth. In rare cases, it can be fatal. So, tired of pulling out what little hair you have left? Then say goodbye to Baldy and say hello to a full head of hair…and the blonde at the end of the bar!”

                Commercial #2: “Do you have embarrassing toenail fungus? (Quick shot of ‘Dave,’ head in his hands, wearing boots while tanning at the beach, wife next to him, softly crying). Don’t just sit their counting your woes, take Fungaway! Fungaway is a little pill, easy to swallow, with no aftertaste! Simply take 2 pills a day, and you’ll notice a lessening of fungus in as little as eight weeks, like Dave did! (Quick cut to Dave, flashing two thumbs-up). Talk to your doctor about taking Fungaway, as side-effects can include nausea, insomnia, panic attacks, palsy, flu-like symptoms, Restless-Leg-Syndrome, and some forms of cancer. Talk to your doctor again if you notice signs of bleeding or persistent ringing in your ears. (Shot of Dave lying on a beach towel, bare feet proudly exposed. Wife beaming, says to him: ‘Oh, Dave, your toenails are noticeably less yellow than they used to be!’). Fungaway. That’s the way to a more confident you!”

                Commerical #3: “Afflicted with Bi-Lateral Leg Weakness, friends? Try Stemstiffener© from Pharmaco. Why live with tired legs after dancing, bowling or even just walking around the mall? Take just two ounces of tasty Stemstiffener twice a day, now available in two flavors, and your legs will feel like new. Consult your doctor before taking Stemstiffener. Side-affects can include bloating, genital warts, liver failure, thoughts of suicide, excessive drooling, and irreversible brain damage. In rare cases, death can occur. Less than 2% of those taking Stemstiffener have turned into newts.”
                And then commercial number four came on. Cialis. “When the moment turns right, be prepared to handle it with Cialis. When the “moment” turns right? There is a couple on top of a hill overlooking the ocean, each lying in a separate bathtub! What “moment?” They had to take a flight to the coast, lug two individual ceramic bathtubs to the top of a mountain, and somehow fill them with fresh water! And then they’re supposed to give in to the lusty moment? They’d damn near be dead! And why the hell would they be in two separate bathtubs anyway, reaching out and holding hands?
When the moment is right? I’ll tell you when that moment will come around. Never, that’s when!

On second thought, it’s kind of realistic in that sense.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks...For Humor


                It’s one of the things for which I’m most thankful. I scour recent headlines and delve into various news stories on a daily basis as I prepare to write a post for this site. If I wasn’t blessed with a sense of humor, life would’ve lost its luster for me a long time ago. I’d be knitting cummerbunds on a ranch outside of Tierra del Fuego while humming “Classical Gas,” or making custom license plates in a large, secure edifice with lots of cons, and very few pros.
                Some folks are blessed with gifts such as intelligence and perception, and that is wonderful on its face, but many of the brightest and most inquisitive minds are tormented by these very same qualities and capacities.
                We all know of the five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing. And we frequently hear talk of someone possessing a “sixth sense,” a keen intuitive power. Perhaps the ability to predict the stock market or know when the phone is about to ring. My preferred sixth sense is a sense of humor. Think about it. Unlike the five senses of sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing, a sense of humor appears utterly unnecessary for our species- or any species- survival. We can see a dangerous situation developing, touch a hot surface and pull back our hand before it’s seriously damaged, smell a gas leak, taste spoiled or rotten food and spit it out, and hear a storm coming. But, is it vitally important that we can laugh at a Monty Python skit?

                If you ask me…it is.

   With all the nonsense occurring around the world, I would have taken leave of my senses long ago if it wasn’t for the sense God gave me. The life affirming sense of humor. I am reminded of a risqué movie called Skin Deep in which the late John Ritter played a character who was struggling with depression. Towards the end of the flick, as he began to come to terms with his life, he was sitting on the beach near the ocean when he was suddenly swept away by a giant, rogue wave that he failed to see coming. After being deposited some distance away, he got to his feet and remarked with knowing wonder and a wry smirk: “There is a God! And He’s a gag writer!” He was fine with that realization.

  So am I.

  Humor: it’s not only funny, it’s divine. Thank you, God.

  Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Bloom Is Off Charlie Rose

                The ranks of (male) Democrats, and their same-sexed accomplices in the mainstream media, are thinning faster than even their brotherly sycophants in Hollywood- due to their utter inability to keep their hands to themselves.
                Democrats have a long and storied history of sexual harassment and impropriety, including JFK, LBJ, Ted Kennedy (alright, every male Kennedy), Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, and Anthony Weiner, just to name a few. We can now add the likes of John Conyers, Al Franken and Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel to that illustrious- and illustrative- list of lewd legislators.
                As for Hollywood, it will soon be sorely in need of more bodies taking to its casting couches, but will not have anyone willing to perch on them.
                And then there is the media. I must confess I find it great fun to see so many sententious scriveners, Goliaths to our David, get knocked off their high horses. At this rate, the New York Times, CBS, and PBS, progressive bastions all, may have an entirely distaff staff in the not-so-distant future. The latest “journalist” to be accused of inappropriate behavior is none other than Charlie Rose, a Public Broadcasting System fixture for going on three decades now. Rose not only hosted the PBS show “Charlie Rose,” but also co-anchored CBS This Morning for the past six years, substituted for the anchor of the CBS Evening News on occasion, and co-hosted that stations iconic “Person to Person,” a program originally helmed by Edward R. Murrow, in which celebrities are interviewed in their homes. Additionally, he was a contributing correspondent to CBS’s iconic- if left-leaning- “60 Minutes.”
                At least eight women have now accused Charles Peete Rose, Jr. of sexually harassing them. Apparently, this Peete Rose gambled that these women, all employees or aspiring employees of his “Charlie Rose” show, would love to see him walking around naked in their presence. He should be a first-ballot entrant into the Moron’s Hall of Fame. Rose, now 75 years old, was also accused of groping females, according to a report in the Washington Post.  The allegations state the behavior occurred from the late 1990s until 2011.
                Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose’s female assistants during the mid-2000s, told The Post that Rose walked naked in front of her at least a dozen times while she was working in one of his homes in New York City. She also said Rose called her repeatedly late at night or early in the morning to ask her about her sex life and describe a “very specific, repetitive fantasy” of her disrobing and swimming naked in a pool at his suburban home in Bellport, New York, as he watched. She was in her early 20s at the time.
Rose was fired earlier today by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg TV, which also carried Rose’s nightly talk show.
Naturally, Rose has released the obligatory statement apologizing for his boorish behavior: “In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement to The Post that he later posted on Twitter. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.”
He added, "It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken. I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives."
                This has become standard-issue, boiler-plate jargon for serial harassers attempting to look at their deeds with Rose-colored glasses: “I’ve always been an advocate for women. I don’t remember acting this way, but, if indeed I did, I’m frightfully sorry! I deeply apologize for this unremembered- and slightly contested- egregious behavior in which I allegedly engaged. I must’ve thought you were really into me. I have learned and grown a great deal as a result of my inappropriate actions, greatly helping all of us to achieve a deeper recognition of- and appreciation for- women and their lives.”
                Well, you know what they say, there’s never a Rose without a prick.

Monday, November 20, 2017

National Weather Service To Only Issue Gender-Neutral Storm Names

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service (NWS)
Joint Communiqué
November 28, 2017
Silver Spring, Maryland

                After a lengthy period of review, the NOAA and the NWS have decided that, going forward, in the interest of inclusiveness, all future storms, from this moment forward, shall officially be given gender-neutral names. This includes both major winter storms, wherever their location and whatever their course trajectory, and hurricanes such as those that have devastated parts of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks. In conjunction with this mandate, the storms must also henceforth be referred to with gender-neutral pronouns, as well. This is particularly appropriate as, unlike human beings, these storms actually do exhibit a total absence of chromosomes or genitalia.  
                Therefore, in the future, storms will never be named “Lance” or “Heather,” for example. And, instead of stating something like, “Hurricane Harvey is likely to breach the Florida coast on Thursday evening. The storm now possesses winds upwards of 130-miles-per-hour,” weatherpersons and lay people alike should say: “Hurricane Pat is likely to breach the Florida coast on Thursday evening. They now possesses winds upwards of 130-miles-per-hour.”
                In related news, the mayors of New Orleans, Miami, Raleigh (North Carolina), Seattle, Minneapolis, and Madison (Wisconsin), have all announced that they are “sanctuary cities” for these storms. As such, they will refuse to abide by any and all federal laws and guidelines pertaining to meteorological calamities and will not be taking part in any preparations for these storms, nor will they attempt to prevent or mitigate any damage they may cause.
                The NOAA/NWS thanks everyone in advance for their strict adherence to this tolerance-based, gender-free directive.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pew Research Center Study Shows Media Is Biased Against President Trump

                A new study by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center seems to clearly validate President Donald Trump’s claims that the media is biased against him. The organization analyzed 3,000 stories from 24 different media outlets during the first 100 days of his presidency, and found that only five percent of that reporting was positive. Sixty-two percent of the stories were negative. By comparison, coverage of President Barack Obama by these same outlets, during the same time period, was 42 percent positive, and a mere 20 percent negative. There is no doubt the mainstream media is loathe to give the president any credit for a strong economy, rising consumer confidence, or a stock market at all-time record highs, among other positive developments. 
                The study also revealed that most media coverage of President Trump focused on his character traits rather than policy considerations. This is interesting given that President Bill Clinton received over five times the positive coverage that Trump did, despite all of the allegations of sexual harassment against him, and the resultant “bimbo eruptions.” Wild Bill was a presidential Harvey Weinstein, and yet he goes around the country making tens of thousands of dollars- or more- per speech.
                In response to the Pew report, a CNN spokesperson stated: “The tubby, Russia-colluding blowhard with the comically golden hair and the tiny hands (wink, wink) should be damn grateful that even five percent of our coverage was positive. His pathetic contention that we in the mainstream media- and specifically here at CNN- are biased is a truly preposterous example of fake news. This lying, capitalist, war-mongering, global warming-denying, would-be p---y grabber is an affront to homo sapiens. F—k him, his family, and all the horses they rode in on!”

                MSNBC released a statement piggy-backing on CNN’s, in which it said simply: “That goes double for us.” 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Penis In The Sky (A Phallus, See?)

             “Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a giant phallus symbol!”

Or so some residents of north-central Washington state might have been exclaiming recently. According to the local CBS affiliate, KREM-TV, multiple sources reported seeing sky-writings described as male genitalia. One witness told the station she was upset she might have to explain to her young children “what the drawings were.”
Officials with the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island sheepishly told KREM that one of their aircraft was “involved” in creating the obscene artwork in the wild blue yonder above Okanogan County. In a statement addressed to KREM, a Navy spokesperson said, “The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable.”
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told the television station the agency “cannot police morality,” and therefore would take a hands-off position on the airborne appendage.
“Phallic sky-drawing” sounds like a trippy, new-age art form or a college course, not something the Navy would be practicing. Whoever set off on this flight of fancy obviously flew off the proverbial handle. Whoever did this possesses a poor sense of timing, as well, if also excellent flying skills and a firm grasp on spatial relations. He, she, or they will be lucky if they aren’t accused of harassing the heavens and booted out of the Navy.
Maybe they conflated a Naval slogan with that of the Air Force. The former had a long-standing motto of “It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure.” The latter’s catchphrase is: “Aim high.” (And hard?). If you’ve seen the photo of the sky-drawing in question, you’d know that is exactly what they did.
So, if you’re outside and happen to look upwards, when out of the clear blue sky a penis appears…you’ll know how it happened. After all, as anybody who has ever been in a men’s bathroom stall can attest to, when it comes to sophomoric genital “art,” the sky is the limit.

Or at least it used to be.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Breaking News: Every Man In The World Admits To Sexual Harassment

November 20th, 2017
News Services

                                                   ***BREAKING NEWS***

     In a truly remarkable sequence, every heterosexual man in the world today admitted to-and apologized for-  sexually harassing, and/or groping, and/or ogling, and/or harboring “impure thoughts” about the vast majority of women on the planet. All of the men in the world also admitted to various other types of “inappropriate behavior,” including, but not limited to, leering, the use of double entendres, fantasizing, uttering “the occasional lewd remark, limerick or dirty joke,” hanging titillating or salacious calendars in their workplaces, and “’accidentally’ copping a feel” in crowded bars.
                Additionally, the men pre-emptively apologized for entertaining any prurient or “indecent” thoughts or fantasies in the future, or their potential consideration of “untoward actions,” especially as they may pertain to inebriated females in revealing apparel.

                “We solemnly pledge to do better,” they all said, adding, “But, it’s hard.”  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Al Franken Allegations

                Al Franken, self-proclaimed “Giant of the Senate,” took to that august body’s floor on March 6th of this year to chastise Republicans in general- and President Donald Trump in particular- on the evils of sexual harassment: “According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at least 25 percent of American women say they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. And recent high-profile revelations about abuse — for example, former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes’ abuse of his employees, as well as the allegations of sex bias at Kay and Sterling Jewelers — demonstrate that we are far from addressing this issue on a broader scale. So, I urge my Republican colleagues to reconsider their support for this resolution. I urge them to not force vulnerable women who have been wronged into the dark and into forced arbitration.”
                And, just last month, Abby Honold, the Twin Cities woman who helped Senator Franken draft a new bill to aid victims of sexual assault, stood side-by-side with the former comedian at a press conference announcing the bill. Honold, 22, was raped by Daniel Drill-Mellum, who was once an intern for Franken, one reason why she first approached the Senator’s office.
                After the allegations of sexual harassment against Franken were recently leveled, she is now hoping someone else will champion the legislation.
                In 2006, Leeann Tweeden, a television host and sports broadcaster, was on her ninth USO tour to entertain our troops. Then comedian Al Franken was Also on the tour. Tweeden alleges he wrote a skit in which he directed Tweeden to kiss him, and repeatedly asked her to rehearse the bit. Tweeden demurred, but claims Franken came at her anyway, “put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.” She says she made sure she was never alone with Franken for the rest of the tour, but that, “The tour wrapped and on Christmas Eve we began the 36-hour trip home to L.A. After 2 weeks of grueling travel and performing I was exhausted. When our C-17 cargo plane took off from Afghanistan I immediately fell asleep, even though I was still wearing my flak vest and Kevlar helmet.”
                It was at this point that the then-comedian and now-Senator from Minnesota was photographed cupping her breasts with his hands, head swiveled towards the camera, goofy grin on his face. When Tweeden finally saw the picture, she purportedly thought: “How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?”
                Franken explained that some things he thought were funny when he was a comedian by trade he no longer thinks are funny now that he is in Congress. Which doesn’t explain why he tackled a Howard Dean protester, slamming him to the ground, in 2004.
                Fortunately for Franken, MSNBC, the same network that thought President Trump should be impeached for remarking, as a private citizen who had never been involved in politics at that point, that he could theoretically grab women’s crotches with impunity, took a much more sanguine view of Franken’s actual sexual harassment. That network’s Kasie Hunt described Franken’s actions thusly: “[Franken] took a picture, which his office now says was a joke, that showed him potentially—not actually groping—but mock-groping her while she was asleep.”

                Well, isn’t that special.

                Stuart Smalley? “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough…and, gosh darn it, women like me…to fondle them.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Traceable Turkeys

                Cargill, the global agriculture and food giant based in Minneapolis, is conducting a market test with turkeys it sells under its Honeysuckle White label. Turkey buyers in select Texas markets will be able to text- or enter on the Honeysuckle White website- a code that will be on a tag attached to packaged birds to find out where it was raised and get information about the farm’s location, view photos and read messages from the farmers themselves.
                Four Texas farmers are participating in this trial run. According to the Associated Press, the traceable turkeys sent to stores in this pilot project won’t cost more than untagged birds. After the test is completed, the company will assess its effectiveness and value in order to decide if the digital tagging should be expanded to other markets, or if any price adjustments are warranted.
                This is a pilot project, and marks the agribusiness behemoth’s entry into the rapidly growing farm-to-table movement that is being driven by those who want to know where their food comes from and how it is produced. “Sustainable food” advocates have been touting connections such as these as a way for farmers to market locally grown and raised foods. One of the turkey farmers involved in the project stated: “What traceability does is just allow us to connect with the consumer. And I think over time there has been a disconnect. People have kind of lost where their food comes from and this is a way to re-establish that line of communication.”
                While I don’t argue with that, I do wonder if going too far down this road is prudent, especially as it pertains to the consumption of animals. The intersection of technology and political-correctness is a scary one. Animal rights activists, P.E.T.A., vegans, and assorted other whackos may well be aided, albeit inadvertently, in their crusades as consumers get more and more information about the meat they ingest. 
                Picture a typical mother of two unwrapping the turkey she purchased for her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Before popping it into the oven she discovers the digital code attached to a tag on the bird’s leg. After removing said tag, out of curiosity she scans it with her smart-phone and is presented with pictures of turkeys, farm life, and the following message: “Tom liked to gobble and had a big, red, nine-inch waddle. (Easy, ladies, LOL!). Though he was quick to startle, he was a pleasure to be around. He liked to watch Rachel Maddow and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He is- temporarily- survived by three mates and ninety-six offspring. ‘We all thought Tom was terrific,’ said Farmer Brown.”
                “Oh, Tommy! She cries.”

                Tofu. It’s what’s for dinner. Pass the cranberries.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Noise Pollution Causing Oysters To Clam Up, Study Says

            A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Bordeaux in France purports to reveal that oysters may be feeling stressed due to underwater noise pollution. Results of the study, conducted with 32 oysters in a laboratory, were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PloS One (don’t miss the ‘Swimsuit Edition,’ published each spring!). Researchers found that oysters will close their shells when exposed to low-frequency noises such as those emitted by cargo ships, explosions, and underwater oil exploration.
Scientists say that, under optimal conditions, “relaxed” bivalve mollusks like oysters will keep their shells open and let their flesh hang out exposed. When stressed, however, these shamelessly slutty crustaceans apparently clam up like a witness asked to testify in a Clinton scandal. Researchers are worried that closing their shells to filter out the racket could prevent the oysters from perceiving important biological clues. Jean-Charles Massabuau, one of the study’s authors, stated that oysters “must be able to ‘hear’ breaking waves and water currents” which could trigger their biological rhythms.
Since these mollusks are bottom-feeders (much like some members of the mainstream media), and filter the water, researchers are concerned that stressing them out may stunt their growth and lead to reduced water quality.
Granted, no one wants to strain their mussels, myself included, but I’m not buying into the results of this study.
First off, oysters don’t have ears and can’t “hear.” They do have hair cells on their gills, and certainly can sense vibrations and other stimuli, however.
Secondly, zebra mussels, filter feeders all, have exploded across North American lakes in the past few years, and I can tell you from personal experience that no amount of underwater noise troubles them in the least.
Thirdly, how did oysters possibly come through World War II? There were unprecedented numbers of cargo ships, battle ships, cruisers, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and submarines traversing the planet, blowing each other up with incredible frequency. Explosions in and around the world’s oceans? The likes of which the world hasn’t seen before or since. Not to mention the massive oil slicks, or the ships themselves falling to the ocean floor.
Moreover, what happened to the concept of animals adapting to their environment? Has science discarded Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?
I believe that certain types of pollution can- and does- pose a real threat to oysters, and other sea creatures. But not low-frequency noise pollution.
This study treats these mollusks as if they were the marine version of campus “snowflakes.” 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Palm Springs City Council Entirely Composed Of LGBTQ Members

                The city council of Palm Springs, California will be entirely comprised of LGBT community members after two new candidate-elects are installed in December. Lisa Middleton, a publicly trans “woman,” and Christy Holstege, an acknowledged bisexual woman, won the two open seats on the City Council in the field of six candidates in Tuesday’s election. Middleton made history as the first openly trans candidate elected to a nonjudicial office in California’s history. Both women were endorsed by entities called Equality California and Victory Fund.
                Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California, stated: “By becoming the first out transgender person to be elected to a nonjudicial office in California, Lisa is paving the way for others to follow in her footsteps in California and across the nation. Her first place finish out of a field of 6 candidates demonstrates that a glass ceiling for transgender people who want to serve in elected office was not only broken, but was shattered in Palm Springs. With the election of Lisa and Christy Holstege, the city of Palm Springs will now be represented by a city council that is 100 percent LGBTQ.” He added, “Tonight’s wins by Lisa Middleton in Palm Springs and other transgender candidates in Minneapolis and Virginia are a beacon of hope that voters have embraced values of equality and inclusion.”
                Aisha Moodie-Mills (!), president and CEO of Victory Fund, issued a press release stating: “Trans people remain severely underrepresented in government nationwide, so Lisa’s victory is important not just for Palm Springs or California, but for the entire country. Now more than ever, we need trans voices in the halls of power because they humanize our lives, change the debate and move forward more inclusive legislation. Lisa’s historic election victory will be remembered as an important milestone in the movement for LGBTQ equality, and will undoubtedly inspire other trans people to run for office and win.”
                The Palm Springs City Council will now include three gay men, one transgender woman and one bisexual woman. This is where we are headed as a nation. There is so much diversity now, there isn’t any diversity. Diversity has become ubiquitous. In so doing, it has revealed itself to be a lie. Certain minority groups have been so successful in their fight for acceptance that certain other groups are no longer accepted.
                Progressives often claim that various organizations, occupational groups, and the like, should “look like America” when they bemoan the fact that fewer blacks or women or gays may be head coaches or Supreme Court justices than their proportionate share of the population at large. (Of course, if a black or woman or gay Supreme Court nominee happens to be conservative, they will fight tooth and nail to keep them from getting the job). Yet, they are never concerned about the fact that Caucasians are drastically underrepresented in the National Football League or the NBA, for example. Nor are they upset that conservatives make up only five to ten percent, or less, of college professors, journalists or Hollywood types, even when it is well documented that they have been the victims of deliberate discrimination in this regard. Shouldn’t there be roughly the same percentage of conservative professors, “journalists,” and actors in these institutions, publicly funded or not, as there are conservatives in the overall population? That would be about thirty percent.
                What is certain is that the Palm Springs City Council is no longer representative of the town as a whole, unless every last citizen is gay, transgendered, or bisexual. And, if that’s the case, we’re going to have to start calling straight people “queer.”

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Delaware May Allow Students To "Choose" Gender, Race

                “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” reads The First State’s newly proposed education regulation.

                Regulation 225 also says these self-proclaimed genders and races will be maintained in official records, and stipulates that students’ parents may only be notified of their child’s trans-race or transgender identification if they are “supportive of the student” and his or her choices.
                And how would they know that?
                “A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a self-identified gender or race is accepted; provided, however, that prior to requesting the permission from a parent or legal guardian, the school should consult and work closely with the student to assess the degree to which, if any, the parent or legal guardian is aware of the “Protected Characteristic” and is supportive of the student, and the school shall take into consideration the safety, health and well-being of the student in deciding whether to request permission from the parent or legal guardian.”
                In other words, if the parents don’t like their kid’s “choice” of race and/or gender, they are endangering the child’s safety, health and well-being, and won’t be notified.


These schools are not only guilty of politically indoctrinating our youth, but now wish to be the sole arbiter of their racial and sexual “preferences,” as well. Better to leave the parents out of these types of “decisions,” and turn them over to The State.
The regulation would render a student’s “assigned sex at birth” moot, and would allow, for example, a boy claiming a female “gender identity” to play on an all-female team.
Moreover, the proposed regulation’s guidelines state: “A student shall have the opportunity to participate in the program of instruction dealing exclusively with human sexuality that is consistent with the student's gender identity regardless of the student's assigned sex at birth.”
If the state goes forward with Regulation 225, students will be able to access “locker rooms and bathrooms that correspond to [their] gender identity or expression.” What could go wrong?
“It’s a safety and privacy concern when any student of any age, at any time, can claim or self-identify as the opposite gender and have access to the locker rooms, showers, restrooms, overnight accommodations, and any school activity, such as sports teams, that is gender specific,” said Delaware Family Policy Council President Nicole Theis. She added, “No student should ever be pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex.”
“There is no recourse in situations like this,” Theis concluded, because it would be considered “discriminatory.”
The public can comment on the matter until December 4th, 2017.
Throughout the past two or three years, I have written numerous posts pertaining to gender identity. I have asserted that if one’s gender can be determined based on feelings rather than objective reality, then so can one’s race, age, and species. It appears the Delaware Department of Education now agrees with me in terms of race. Let’s see how long it takes them to embrace the logical conclusion to an insane premise when it comes to age and species. (Apparently, there is an official term for the trans-specied now: “otherkin”).
Picture a table of four 11-year-old students in a Delaware classroom, working on their sociology assignment. “Jill” was born “Jack” and was assigned a male gender at birth, probably because she has a penis. She now identifies as a six-year-old African-American girl. She is looking across the table at a white-skinned boy with curly red-hair- and a last name of McDermott- who identifies as an eighteen-year-old Japanese girl named Aiko. Next to Aiko sits a student formerly-known-as Butch, a burly, somewhat uncouth lad who self-identifies as a sixteen-year-old debutante named Heather. Kitty-corner from Heather, we see Boomer, who came into this world eleven years ago as Natasha, a white female Homo Sapiens, but who now identifies as a seven-year-old former male racehorse put out to stud.
Confusion, chaos, insanity, mental illness, egomania, perversion, Godlessness. There is nothing that could be so detrimental to the safety, health and well-being of children. And parents. And society.
In this Age of Sexual Harassment, this era of Harvey Weinstein, it should be utterly inconceivable that schools could even be considering propositions such as this.
These administrators and “educators” are guilty of one of the vilest kinds of child abuse and should be summarily relieved of their “duties.”

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Whites Trashed?

                Someone needs to do a study to determine why movie-villains have almost always been portrayed as white people. Whether it be The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, or Egghead from the Batman series, or Max Zorin (Arayan superman!), Dr. No, Auric Goldfinger, Alec Trevelyan, or Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond flicks, it’s always the same: the bad dude- or dudette in the case of Poison Ivy- is white. What’s up with that?
                The Master, Rassilon, and other unsavory characters in Britain’s Dr. Who series are also Caucasian. Hell, its “Black Guardian” character is even white!
                Then there is the “Wolf of Wall Street.” Okay, that movie is based on a real person, but still…you get the picture, right?
                As for television…well, almost every evil character is a white man, often a businessman. And pretty much all the dumb ones, too. Even on television commercials men are continually made to look like incompetent, bumbling, ignorant fools, people who couldn’t possibly figure out how to properly scrub a toilet even if they could be made to do so.
                Furthermore, how come when anyone wants to convey their opinion that someone is intolerant or evil, they automatically brand that person a Hitler? Why not label them a Dada, after the notorious Butcher of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada? “Dada” is more fun to say than “Hitler,” anyway. Or they could smear them as a Pot, ala Pol Pot, the brutal Cambodian Commie who saw to the slaughter of 25% of his country’s citizens in the Cambodian Killing Fields. “Pot” is easier to say than “Hitler,” and takes less time to utter, as it’s just one syllable. (Plus, it’s more versatile, too. No one says, “That’s like the Hitler calling the kettle black!” just as no one likes to smoke “Hitler” either. Dude, just sayin’).

                We should be more inclusive in terms of our villains. Or maybe just trash Hollywood.

                But no, it’s always “whitey” that takes it on the chin. And who determined that, if one wants to surrender, one should wave a white flag? I don’t recall having any input on that decision. Are all white people cowards, is that what’s being implied? That must be the case, as when we are scared we “white knuckle” it.
Not convinced of the conspiracy yet? Why do we tell little white lies, hmmm? Is it only white people that are dishonest? If something is overly costly and not worth keeping around, why is it called a white elephant?  Talk about triggering!
Are you starting to get it now? No? Is the term “white trash” affirming and welcoming? No, it’s a vile epithet. And finally, if a person is particularly pale, why do we call them “ghastly white?!” No one has ever labeled anyone else “ghastly black,” or “ghastly” brown, yellow, or red, for that matter.
What to make of these ramblings? There’s no whitewashing it: if you choose to think of yourself as a victim, you are one.

Of yourself.

And that, my friends, is black and white.