Saturday, March 31, 2018

Pit Bull Terrorizes Elementary School


                Tragically, seven children were senselessly bitten and scratched recently after a stray male pit bull got loose in a Charlotte, North Carolina elementary school. The seemingly rabid dog randomly chased students as they ran for cover. A statement issued by the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District reported that the youngster’s injuries were not life-threatening. The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. at Lansdowne Elementary School, according to the Charlotte Observer. The dog’s motive was not immediately clear.
                MSNBC’s Rachel Madcow, among others, immediately called for a ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of male pit bulls. Others called for a waiting period for those wishing to purchase the controversial pets. Students across the country are threatening to hold walk-outs to protest the legality of owning such dangerous animals. Many are targeting organizations like the American Kennel Club (AKC), saying they are complicit in the carnage, while some are actually branding the AKC a “terrorist organization.”
                Congress is expected to vote to institute a National Instant Canine Background Check System, or NICS, along the lines of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, also known as NICS, that has long been used for firearm purchases. The former, like the latter, would be administered by the FBI. If such legislation is enacted, all those wishing to purchase a dog would have to get approval from the Feds, and the animal would have to be registered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
                Some conservatives claim that the dogs themselves can’t be blamed, and insist that it’s the people who breed, own and train them that are responsible for the attacks. Enlightened progressives like us, however, know that criminals-- and progressives-- cannot be held responsible for anything, due to the unjust nature of the society in which we live.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Week In News


                                                   The Week in News

*A panel discussion about free speech on campus at Canada’s McMaster University was canceled due to student’s and professor’s concerns that the contents of the discussion could lead to violence, according to The College Fix. The title of the event? “Tolerating Intolerance.” Life has become a series of Monty Python sketches.

*In an interview with long-time acquaintance Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis allegedly stated that condemned souls just “disappear,” and that Hell does not really exist. Apparently, the Pontiff has never been to North Korea. Or sat through an entire Hillary Clinton speech.

*The Omnibus Spending Bill President Trump signed apparently contains a provision that prevents a border fence from being built on a five-mile long stretch of the Texas border straddling the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is located at the junction of two major avian migratory routes, and over half of the 1,000 species of birds known to inhabit the U.S. have been sighted there at one time or another. How would a 20 to 30-foot-high wall have any effect on bird movements??! Skeptics say illegal aliens will still find a way over the wall, and they can’t fly. I’m pretty sure there are no ostriches or emus near the U.S.-Mexico border, and I know there are no penguins nearby. What else is in this bill?!

*A woman interviewed at the “March for Our Lives” protest in Washington, D.C., responded to the question of why she’d like to see a ban on firearms ownership by saying, “A civilian doesn’t need a [gun]—I have face tattoos. I don’t need to be owning a gun. I’m irresponsible already.” If progressives don’t like or “need” something, then they automatically believe no one else should, either. Setting her tyrannical nature aside, she admits she’s “irresponsible already.” That is correct, Ms., guns don’t make a person irresponsible, you manage that on your own. But responsible people with guns will help protect you—even from yourself.

*An assignment at a middle school in Georgia asked students to write a letter to Congressmen imploring them to enact stricter gun-control legislation, The College Fix reported. One student’s father said the assignment read as follows: “You are trying to persuade lawmakers to have stricter gun laws to help prevent another school shooting from taking place. For this assignment, you are writing a letter to the lawmakers of the United States. The purpose of this letter is to pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States. Your letter should contain at least five complete sentences. Make sure that you use proper grammatical skills when writing your letter.” According to the course description, the social studies class issuing the assignment was supposed to teach kids about life on the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, etc. Well, open-ended learning can come later, if there’s time. An opportunity for state-sponsored, taxpayer-funded indoctrination takes priority.

*NBC (online) headline: “Trump wants to get tough on Russia without angering Putin.” Seriously? Come on! That’s impossible. They are mutually exclusive. Does NBC somehow believe Putin won’t notice or care about Trump’s “tough” actions regarding the country he leads? Obviously, he does notice and care as he’s responded vehemently. That even those at the network aren’t laughing at their bias is unsettling. Would they have run the headline, “FDR wants to get tough on Germany without angering Hitler” in World War II? Unbelievable. So-called professional mainstream journalists and their media outlets are everywhere embarrassing themselves…with embarrassing frequency.





Thursday, March 29, 2018

Obama To Create A Million Little Obamas?


             Speaking at a conference in Japan recently about the Obama Foundation’s efforts to help young people throughout the world become digitally engaged, former President Barack Obama laid out his post-presidential plan to save the planet: creating countless mini-Obamas.
                In an apparent reference to getting the world’s youth digitally engaged, Obama said: “If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas. Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.” (See also, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!”).
                Yes, that’s just what we need to save the Earth, countless Obama “Mini-Mes!” Good luck getting the youth in China, North Korea, Iran, et.al., digitally connected, Barry! All you’ll end up doing is creating even greater numbers of short, mind-numbed Western clones who demand tofu and quinoa school lunches while they organize their classmates into entitled special interest groups that agitate for free video games and a preemptive surrender to any Tom, Dick or hairy dictator that says bad things about the United States.
                Touting the recent “March for Our Lives” gun-control rally in Washington, D.C., as an example of what can happen when digitally engaged young people make a real difference, the former president remarked, “a lot of our problems are caused by old men.” He’s checking all the boxes! Omitted, but implicit, in that statement blaming older men for society’s ills was the word “white.” But, Obama is a 56-year-old man himself, after all. Yet, he believes he’s the Savior.
                Sorry folks, but whatever you wish to believe, old white guys created the most successful country in the history of the world, one that breathed freedom into much of the rest of existence. Old white guys came up with the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. They invented electricity, the phone, the automobile, the tractor, pasteurization, the sewing machine, polio vaccine, and the internet, among countless other innovations.
                Obama did not invent race envy, entitlement, class warfare, or over-the-top, off-the-charts arrogance. He has, however, perfected all of them.
                His prescription for an ailing orb is to stifle diversity and make as many young people as possible just…like…him. Then, someday soon, he can channel his inner Austin Powers and say to the world: “Allow myself to introduce…myselves.”
                And we’ll all be shagged.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil Slapped With Warrant


                Cpl. Scott Martin, and the Monroe County (PA.) Sheriff’s Office, recently put a “warrant” out for the immediate arrest of Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrity groundhog and long-term weather forecaster. This past February 2nd, Phil spotted his shadow and returned from whence he came, thereby predicting six more weeks of winter.
                The six weeks has come and gone, and still winter persists. Though the calendar says spring, much of the East Coast and parts of New England were recently hit with yet another Nor’easter, at least the fourth such this year. Some parts of Long Island, New York received 19 inches of snow. Parts of Pennsylvania, Phil’s home state, saw more than a foot of the white stuff, leading Officer Martin to create a poster with a photo and description of the large rodent and post it on the station’s “Wall of Shame,” WBRE-TV reported. Phil is described as having “brown and grey hair, brown eyes, sharp teeth.” The “arrest” warrant states that Phil is wanted for “deception,” given that his forecast expired long before winter did.
"I think it's good. I think that they need to get him, yeah. They need to get him and bring him in because we need spring. We need it now," local resident Mary Montgomery, of Stroudsburg, told the television station. Records dating to 1887 show Phil has predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times. However, predicting six more weeks of winter wasn’t enough this year, and something must be done about the inaccuracy. I say bring Phil in and keep him in the rodent hoosegow until February 2nd, 2019. If he gets his prediction right at that time, he would be exonerated. If not, he’d have to return to the pen until the following year, and so on.
 As Phil (Connors) said in the movie Groundhog Day: “There is no way that this winter is ever going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any other way out. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.”
Godspeed, Officer Martin.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Chinese Space Station To Hit Earth


                China has lost track of a space station it launched six-and-a-half years ago, and it is expected to fall back to Earth on or near April Fool’s Day, according to reports. Space.com says the Tiangong-1 station ceased responding to China’s commands in 2016. According to the Washington Post, scientists now believe the station may end up as a 19,000-pound meteorite potentially plummeting into Spain, Portugal, France or Greece, though they only expect some fraction of that amount to actually reach the Earth.
                Experts claim there is no cause for alarm, that most of the station will burn up upon reentry, and that there is only something like a one in three-hundred trillion chance that any one of us would be killed by a direct hit from the expiring space station.
                It would be appropriate, kismet if you will, if the rogue Chinese space detritus fell on President Xi Jinping’s residence in Beijing. And funny, too. Especially if it occurred on April 1st. No better—or more amusing-- outcome could be imagined. President for life? April Fools!
                That said, China’s Official Censor, as reported in its Official State-Run News Organization, Xinhua, said of this remark: “Marxism-Socialism not laughing matter. Bad wishes on President Xi no funny!”

Monday, March 26, 2018

March For Our Lives?


                Hundreds of thousands of students descended on Washington recently to take part in the March to Prevent the Innocent and Frail from Having the Right to Protect Themselves. Advocates of abolishing the Second Amendment to the Constitution claim there were 825,000 marchers, though a non-partisan source said the highest number reached was about 202,500, or less than 1/4th that number. Fake news is good news to the Kool-Aid drinkers.
                Ironically, there was a heavy police and military presence at the March (of) Madness, with armed officers making sure no one got shot. Due to the pathological prejudices of academia and the mainstream media, most of the human lemmings were unaware of the following facts:

*According to the CDC, two-thirds of all gun deaths in 2016 were suicides
* There is a clear correlation between higher firearm ownership and reducing police killings
* The U.S. has the highest gun ownership in the world, but ranks 28th in gun murders
* Between 1993 and 2003, gun ownership increased by 56 percent, while gun violence decreased by nearly half. Can you say, “correlation?”
* Switzerland, a nation of about 8 million, is armed with an estimated 2 million guns in circulation and has very limited gun legislation. The country’s overall gun homicide rate is essentially zero. This speaks of societal homogeneity and cohesion, discipline, service, etc.
*There are over five times more murders by knives than by rifles.
*Since 1950, nearly all public mass shootings have occurred in “gun free zones.”

One of the sheeple queried on their motives for marching responded, “If I can get an AR-15, why can’t I get a nuclear weapon?” Well, that’s the real question, isn’t it, sister?! I mean, if I can get a drone, why can’t I get a 747? If I can get a spotting scope, surely I can obtain the Hubble Telescope? If I can buy a fire extinguisher, what’s to keep me from buying a Lockheed P2V-7 Air tanker?

Those participating in the March of Idiots are the real gun nuts.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

School Superintendent To Rock Classrooms


                David Helsel, Superintendent of Blue Mountain School District in central Pennsylvania, made headlines recently after testifying to lawmakers at the state capitol that his students could be armed with rocks in case of an active shooter lock-down. Helsel stated: “Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river-stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks and they will be stoned.”
                Superintendent Helsel subsequently told Fox News that he was surprised by the media attention the measure received. He said that the student’s parents were supportive of the plan, and that it is only a “last resort.”
                An anonymous source close to Helsel said that the classrooms “first level” of protection would be “the old bucket of water over the door trick.” The source also stated that, in addition, each student has been equipped with a spit-ball shooter, a supply of durable rubber-bands, and “a spray-can that emits a ‘fart-like’ odor.” He added, “a stockpile of cream pies will be added for the 2019 academic year if the school board okays the expenditure.”
                Unfortunately, since Mr. Helsel made the statement, several students have entered classrooms believing they could get high. One of them told me, on condition of anonymity, “Dude, it’s like so frustrating and disappointing. He told us if we could gain entrance into a classroom we could get stoned, did he not? And then to get hit with a bleeping rock! Not cool, man! Not cool!”
                One thing you can say about Superintendent Helsel: he’s got stones.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

"Never Again"


                “Never again!” stated the president about signing a $1.3 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill.

                But, if “Never Again,” why now?!

                Republicans, as a whole, did a spot-on impression of liberal, establishment Democrats, proving yet again that there is no substantive reason to elect them. Rather than helping the president drain The Swamp, they duped him into expanding it. Democrats, who are in the minority in Congress, got everything they could possibly have hoped for—and more-- while Republicans got virtually nothing, other than an increase in defense spending, the reason Trump gave for putting his signature to the bill. 
                If Trump is the Master Negotiator he thinks he is, and if the likes of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell weren’t lying, deceitful surrender-monkeys, they would’ve forced Democrats into a referendum on defense spending alone. Democrats would have had nowhere to hide. If they had voted “no” to a pared-down bill that didn’t provide spending for everything they wanted, but that would’ve helped rebuild the military and defend the nation against the many current existential threats it’s facing, they would have had to account for their infidelity later this year. And Republicans, for once, would have appeared strong and united. Capable, even.
                But alas, that isn’t the case. If Republicans can’t get their professed policy prescriptions in place when they have majorities in the House and Senate, and the sitting president (not to mention the large majority of governorships), it is obvious that they never will. There are only five possible reasons for their complete capitulation. Either they are spectacularly spineless, secretly happy with The Swamp as is and their own status quo, pathological liars, afraid that the country’s demographics are changing so fast that they must embrace radical progressivism to retain their own power, or some combination of the aforementioned.
                The bill gives Chuck Schumer up to $3 billion for his pet pork project: building another tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey. How do you folks in Iowa and Utah like paying for that? Planned Parenthood keeps its $500 million per year subsidy. Obamacare? Funded! Agencies such as the State Department (a.k.a. “the Ministry for Appeasement”), HUD, and the EPA, all of whose budgets Trump supposedly wanted to slash, actually got budget increases, as did the National Endowment for the Arts!
                What about border security, you ask? Not so much. The bill actually stipulates that none of the $1.3 trillion can be used for building a border wall. On the bright side, some of it can be used to put up fencing, but only 33 miles worth. The southern border is 2,000 miles long. 33 is less than 2,000. The president had requested funds to hire 10,000 new border guards. The bill approves the addition of 65.  65 is less than 10,000. Worse yet, the bill continues the funding of self-proclaimed “sanctuary cities” while actually expanding H1-B visas by 100,000, according to reports!
                The hiring of the brilliant and stalwart John Bolton as National Security Adviser notwithstanding, the last half of March will not be kind to Trump. He may have sown the seeds of his own destruction. No doubt, there is Stormy weather ahead.
                The Ides of March come late this year. Treachery is afoot.

                Et tu, Mr. President?
               

Friday, March 23, 2018

Illegal Aliens Welcome, Citizens Be Damned


                Mayors of “sanctuary cities” have blood on their hands. By refusing to identify illegal aliens and comply with Federal laws, they are opting to expose their legal citizens to more crime and violence. By hiding those here illegally from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, they are sentencing some residents of their cities to harassment and consigning others to their deaths.
                For example, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf took it upon herself to tweet out a warning ahead of an ICE raid in northern California last month. Though ICE officials eventually caught 232 illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, hundreds more escaped because of Mayor Schaaf’s reckless act. One of those since apprehended was a Mexican national arrested for robbery and gun crimes, who had been released back into the community for a prior offense despite an ICE detainer request in November. Another Mexican national was arrested for a DUI, despite having previously been deported three times and having multiple convictions, including for DUI and battery of a spouse. The third was a Mexican national who was arrested for corporal injury of a spouse, despite being deported twice and possessing criminal convictions including drug possession, hit-and-run, multiple DUIs, possession of narcotics equipment and a parole violation. Well done, Libby!
                Attorney General Jeff Sessions, addressing Schaaf earlier this month, said: “How dare you! How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open borders agenda.”
                How dare she, indeed.
                But, perhaps things are saner in jolly old England? Apparently not.
                Incredibly, the same governmental authorities who fast-tracked an Iraqi teenager, who admitted he trained with ISIS, into Britain, and promptly placed him in its public welfare system, deported or banned from entering the country three westerners for the crime of wishing to speak…at a free-speech event.
  Unfortunately, Ahmed Hassan, the Iraqi teenager, exhibited his gratitude by detonating a nail-bomb on London’s Tube.
                The three westerners had no designs on blowing anyone or anything up. Brittany Pettibone is an American. Lauren Southern, ironically, is a Canadian. They are considered by many to be “far-right” for their support of traditional values and Western democratic “virtues.” Martin Sellner is an Austrian activist and leader of the “Identitarian Movement of Austria,” which is attempting to warn people that their European identity is being swept away by unchecked Muslim immigration. He had long dreamt of speaking at London’s famous “Speaker’s Corner.” While he was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport, he wrote a speech…which the UK’s “Border Force” would not allow him to give. It is a speech that should be read by everyone who cherishes liberty, history, and honesty. (It can be read on Mark Steyn’s excellent site, steynonline.com).
                Apparently, bombing public spaces and killing innocents is considered free speech in England, but advocating traditional values is considered beyond the pale of a civilized society. And this from a supposedly conservative government!
                Western governments and “progressives” are so hell-bent…on retaining and expanding their power and control that they are now actually engaged in a deliberate attempt to replace their own citizens with a demographic group vastly more likely to vote for them. That is why they protect illegal immigrants at the expense of their own citizens. If the illegals, or “undocumented aliens,” kill off a few of those citizens, well, that’s just a “twofer.” The faster these demographic changes are brought about, the sooner Democrats/progressives/leftists will permanently solidify their hold on power.
                We in the West are living an anomaly. Never before in human history has a successful, free society so adeptly assisted in its own suicide/destruction.
                “Far-right” is what those bent on our destruction mockingly label all those who won’t willingly march to the guillotine. The “ultra-far-left” outlets such as MSNBC label anyone who believes in free-speech and objective truth as “far-right extremists.”
                Leftist political language is explicitly designed to make lies sound truthful, and violence and chaos in support of “tolerance and inclusion” seem respectable.

                As Orwell stated, during times of universal deceit—times like these—telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
               



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rothschilds Controlling The Weather?


            Those sneaky Zionists are at it again. Don’t blame mankind, at least not all of us, for global warming. It’s the Jews who’ve been turning up the heat!

At least according to District of Columbia Councilmember Trayon White. White, a Democrat from the 8th Ward, recently posted a video on Facebook, bemoaning the weather, in which he said: “It just started snowing out of nowhere this morning. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control. It’s climate manipulation and D.C. keep talking about ‘We are a resilient city,’ and that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

Uhhh…say again?

The Rothschilds are a wealthy family of European bankers who have been accused by many of manipulating world events to their own advantage. They have been the subject of countless conspiracy theories over the years, dreamt up by countless numbers of anti-Semites, bigots and ignoramuses.
Councilmember White later took to various and sundry social media platforms to apologize for his remarks, saying, “I really do apologize. I work very closely with the Jewish community and never want to offend anyone, especially with anti-Semitic remarks.” He added, “I did not intend to be anti-Semitic and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues. I have spoken to leaders and my friends at Jews United for Justice and they are helping me to understand the history of comments made against Jews and I am committed to figuring out ways to continue to be allies with them and others.”
According to the Washington Post, Jews United for Justice endorsed White in the 2016 election, making it clear that members of that organization, at least, are not capable of making rational decisions let alone of controlling the weather.
The Jewish people have been made scapegoats for centuries now, and not just by Adolph Hitler. The “descendants of apes and pigs” occupy—precariously—one of the tiniest nations on Earth. Yet, this hasn’t stopped assholes and idiots from claiming they somehow control the world’s money supply. And the weather. Some have even said Jews were behind the attacks of 9/11.
Blaming others is the name of the game in today’s entitlement society, so this fits right in. Makes a person feel kinda good, actually. Floods, volcanoes, hurricanes, drought, famine, jock itch…it’s the Jews fault!










Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Today's Top News Stories


                The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is at the vanguard of what is sure to be a coming trend among colleges. The bastion of higher education is discussing a plan to eliminate 13 majors including philosophy, English and history. The campus, one of 11 in the University of Wisconsin system, would focus on programs that have “clear career pathways,” according to the Washington Post.
                Make way for majors in Feminist Studies, Teaching Tolerance, White Privilege Therapy, Transgender Relations and Sex-Reassignment Medicine! Actually, the school says it will emphasize areas such as graphic design and computer information systems, disciplines that “have demonstrated value and demand in the region.”
                What has reason, language or the knowledge of history ever done for anyone anyway?

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                Speaking of tolerance, a New York City Councilman has proposed a bill that would ban smoking while walking on New York City sidewalks. Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20) says, “My bill is very simple, no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks.” The intrepid public servant’s bill would make it a misdemeanor— likely punishable by a fine-- to smoke while traversing city sidewalks, so that others aren’t potentially offended by the unpleasant smell.
                Hopefully, other bills will be proposed, as well, including ones making it a crime to pass gas while walking on the sidewalks, to wear too much perfume or cologne while in public spaces, or to wear too little perfume or cologne in public if one hasn’t showered within the past 24 hours.
                Meanwhile, residents of Colorado and southern California, among other places, lie under a permanent mushroom-cloud of marijuana smoke.

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                Speaking at an anti-violence rally at the University of Miami recently, former Vice-President Fightin’ Joe Biden told students he would have “beat the hell out” of President Trump if they’d attended high school together. Bemoaning the fact that the president once said, “I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,” he told those attending the anti-sexual assault rally, “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said ‘no.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’” Biden stressed the fact that he’s “been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” as he’s “a pretty damn good athlete,” noting, “Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
                Oddly enough, the righteous and courageous Biden did not say what he would’ve done to former President Bill Clinton had they been in high school together, leaving us to simply assume he would’ve “really, truly, thoroughly beaten the crap out of” the accused serial rapist.
                In a related story, Women Against Violence (WAV) announced that Biden will be that organization’s spokesperson for the remainder of 2018.
               


Great Mills High School Shooting


                A student opened fire in the hallway of Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, Maryland early Tuesday, striking two classmates. Other students and faculty immediately notified the armed resource officer on campus, who promptly responded and shot the crazed gunman during an exchange of fire.
                The officer was unhurt, the perpetrator was killed. One of the two students originally fired upon is in stable condition, the other in critical condition. The school was put on lockdown and students were eventually evacuated from the school and taken to a nearby high school while parents and guardians were notified.
                St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron stated: “On this day we realized our worst nightmare. The notion of ‘it can’t happen here’ is no longer a notion. You train to respond to this and you hope that you never ever have to.”
                The assailant’s motive, if any, is not known as of this writing. What is known is that the incident almost certainly would have been worse—likely much worse—without the presence of the armed officer.
Green Mills High School lies just 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., where many of the nation’s lawmakers—preposterously-- mock the idea of properly armed and trained individuals protecting students from just such incidents as this.
Sadder still, you may well not have heard of this incident. You see, the mainstream media are keeping it under wraps as it doesn’t comport with their preferred narrative. If the tragic mass school shootings are such big news for extended periods of time, as they should be, then surely the prevention of those incidents should be, as well.
The mainstream media has shown once again, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it has no honesty or integrity left.
Sometimes no news is fake news, too.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Richard Dawkins: "Can We Overcome Cannibalism Taboo?"


                Richard Dawkins, British scientist and all-around hail-fellow-well-met (sarcasm alert), posted an article on Twitter about synthetic meat created from stem cells, something he said he has been “looking forward to” for a long time.
                According to the Daily Mail, the well-known atheist wrote: “Tissue culture ‘clean meat’ already in 2018? I’ve long been looking forward to this,” before sharing a link to the article. Researchers have been working on creating lab-grown meat for years. The first test tube beef hamburger was created by Dutch scientists in 2013. Poultry flesh and meatballs have also been grown from stem cells. The process involves harvesting stem cells from a living being, “culturing” the cells in sugars and minerals, and then growing the cells into skeletal muscle in bioreactor tanks. Sounds delicious! Romantic, too!
                Incredibly, Dawkins went on to write: “What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism? An interesting test case for consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism.”
                That old-fashioned yuck reaction absolutism! That silly cannibalism taboo! I say ban guns, but legalize eating each other! That seems reasonable. Fortunately, we’ve been overcoming our long-held taboos with great rapidity lately. Abortion, homosexual sex, gay marriage, gender fluidity, open bathrooms, transgenderism, sex-bots, you name it. Yay us! Yay tolerance! Imagine if we could grow enough human meat in labs to feed the hungry all over the world? Maybe a Santa Clarita Diet would benefit us all?! What could be the harm?
                And we would still have our pick of white meat or dark meat. “Hey, Dan tastes just like chicken!”
                Think of the possibilities for restaurant menus alone!
                “I’ll have a leg of Bob, and, let’s see, a thigh and a breast of Nancy, thank you. Do you recommend Pete’s giblets?”
                “How is your Caucasian soufflĂ©?”
Of course, this heinous conjecture could only come from someone who doesn’t believe in God, or the concepts of Natural Law and Natural Rights. But, perhaps we can rewrite the Ten Commandments. I mean, surely it is a “living document” like the Constitution, right? If we can toss out a couple of the Ten Amendments, we can certainly modify a couple of the Ten Commandments.

#6) “Thou shalt not kill”-- could be tweaked to “Thou shalt not kill…unless you eat them, too.”
#10) “Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s wife”—could be modernized to read “Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s wife…unless you’re really famished and she looks delish.”

                The right to life? What would it say about someone if they didn’t even believe we have the inalienable right not to be eaten by our neighbors?

                Progressivism should not be confused with progress.  




Monday, March 19, 2018

Climate Causing Man-Change


                We know that man-caused climate change is a scientific fact. We have been told the science is settled. We also know, thanks to our friends in higher academia and the elite media, that man-caused climate change is responsible for roughly 93% of everything bad currently happening on the planet.
                But, perhaps we’ve missed something. I believe the global warming has caused man change. What else can account for the recent numbers of women who identify as men and men who identify as women? Just as progressives state that global warming causes or includes global cooling (hence the need for the term “climate change”), and that one or the other-- or both simultaneously-- are occurring as a result of man’s activities, there are some men and women who prefer to identify as the opposite gender…or both genders at the same time… or neither gender at all. Or as any of the other 60-some-odd currently recognized “genders.” Talk about chaos and confusion! This makes the Trump White House look like everyone’s on the same page, in perfect unison-- lock-step if you will—calmly marching hand-in-hand to a Promised Land of Eternal Peace and Probity.
                It doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to see that the rise in the numbers of those confused about their gender, and of those failing to grasp the existence of only two sexes for that matter, eerily parallels the reported rise in global temperatures in the last few decades. (Perhaps the phrase, “sweating one’s balls off” has itself somehow changed from a figurative expression into a literal fact).
                It is irrefutable that monitoring stations around the world have, for more than 30 years now, been recording a significant increase in the numbers of those belonging to the LGBTQIA community…the same years during which the planet has warmed the fastest. Coincidence? I think not.
                Progressives are a strange group. They embrace change in almost all aspects of life. Changing mores, changing genders, changing demographics, technological change, etc., etc. They’re all for it! Former President Barack Obama famously touted “change you can believe in,” and “hope and change.” But, when it comes to things they can’t control, like the ever-changing climate of planet Earth, they morph into rabid reactionaries. That they can’t countenance!
                There is a famous passage from the Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Progressives have this exactly backward. They think they can change the climate. They believe they can determine their own sex. They will never accept otherwise.
Of course, many leftists don’t have the courage to believe in God, either. Although, ironically, many seem to believe they are God.
Clearly, they do not have the wisdom to know the difference.  





Sunday, March 18, 2018

Notes From The Precipice


Notes From The Precipice—

                *The sustained attack on capitalism is fueled by emotion and ignorance. It is as unfounded as it is dangerous.
                The term “moral capitalism” is akin to George W. Bush’s use of “compassionate conservatism,” and I despise both characterizations. Nothing—nothing—has done more to lift more people around the world out of poverty than capitalism. That is a simple, inarguable, stone-cold fact. Nothing has increased people’s—and nation’s—standards of living more, or faster. What’s more moral than that?
Capitalism takes advantage of what many see as a fundamental “flaw” in human nature, the tendency to want to better one’s own lot, otherwise called greed, to make things better for everyone. That’s as good as it gets, at least in this world.
Margaret Thatcher famously said, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. BernieBros, be careful what you wish for.

*The West has embarked on a dangerous journey, following a bizarre and unsustainable path. European nations, Australia, Canada, and the United States have put in place a policy that could rightly be called “reverse colonialism.” Instead of traveling to other areas of the globe and attempting to identify and utilize resources and opportunities found there, these countries are allowing everyone else to come to their nations, willy-nilly, unchecked and uncontrolled, to appropriate and exploit their own resources and largesse. In most cases, without even the appearance of gratitude or the slightest attempt at assimilation.
Western democratic history, culture, and tradition are being inexorably swept away. The foundations of our liberty are being eroded, the basis of our societal cohesion obliterated. This cannot end well. For anybody.

*Sixth-grade students at a Texas middle school were recently sent home with a questionnaire asking them to rank their “level of comfort” with different scenarios and circumstances. The homework assignment was designed to ascertain how comfortable the kiddies are with 41 different scenarios including, “A friend invites you to a gay bar,” and “Your sister invites her new female-to-male transsexual boyfriend to dinner.”
Sixth-graders? Twelve-year-olds? But, why would these queries ever be posed in any educational institution, even one of “higher learning?” The only question arguably less appropriate is this classic one from an older pilot to a very young lad in the movie Airplane: “Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?”

We’ve lost our minds. Or our morals. Or both. 

               

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Russia Behind Global Warming


                Russia is behind the catastrophic global-warming crisis enveloping the planet, an anonymous source has informed me.
                I was stunned when he first confided this to me, but the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. After all, Russian scientists have frequently sought to deny the existence of-- or minimize the threat from—global warming for years now, claiming the sun is somehow more relevant to temperatures on Earth than human beings are. As has been proven on numerous occasions, the more Russians deny something, the more certain we can be that they are responsible for it.
                Moreover, Russia has the most to gain from a warming planet, as it possesses the lion’s share of the surface area above the 60th parallel. Think of the resources that are currently locked up under snow and ice! And how much cheaper it would be to access them if the landmass thawed out! The country is obviously banking on global warming continuing for some time, as they have more ships designated to operate in the Arctic than any other nation. Mere coincidence—or inside knowledge? Think about it.
                Also, Russians have long tired of having Siberia be the butt of the world’s jokes. “You think this is cold? Go to Siberia!” Adding a couple of degrees Celsius to the region’s average temperature might be good for the tourism business.
                And, speaking of Siberia, my source tells me that the clever Cossacks have a secret installation outside of Olenek where they are running tens of thousands of SUVs 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The gasoline-powered vehicles are kept in what is, in effect, the world’s largest carport. The structure has open sides, but a roof above, painted to match the surrounding environment so as to avoid detection by U.S. satellites. The sly Slavs are doing this for two reasons: one, to lower the world’s petroleum inventory, thereby driving up the price of oil, and two, in an attempt to speed up the pace at which the planet warms.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Alaska Airlines Feeling The Heat


Alaska Airlines is the latest carrier to have its reputation crash and burn. First, reports surfaced that one of its pilots flew from California to Oregon—and back—all while allegedly drunk.  Then, on March 14th, one of its pilots filed a lawsuit against her co-pilot, accusing him of drugging and raping her during a “layover” in Minneapolis. One day later, Alaska Airlines confirmed to ABC news that the co-pilot had been grounded, but declined to comment further due to the “open and active investigation.”
Back in 1990, every member of a three-man Northwest Airlines crew was sentenced to prison for flying drunk from Fargo, North Dakota to Minneapolis. And, in April of 2016, an American Airlines pilot flunked two sobriety tests before 7 a.m. as he was about to take off from Detroit.
These recent events led me to plagiarize my own writing from a piece I composed immediately after the Northwest fiasco came to light, all those beers years ago. So, here, in the form of a Top 10 list,  are…

The 10 Things Most Frequently Heard In An Alaska Airlines cockpit:

#10) “We’re at 32,000 feet, but I’m flying even higher!”
  #9) “Crap, I’ve spilled my cocktail on the auto-pilot controls!”
  #8) “That damn stewardess charged us full price again for this round, Bob!”
  #7) “Hey, we’re running low on pull-tabs up here!”
  #6) “Look, there’s a moon over my Manhattan!”
  #5) “You take over, Ed, I’ve gotta go take another leak! Whoa, is the cockpit floor uneven?”
  #4) “Do we get 3.2 or strong up here?”
  #3) “Dammit, she knows I get three olives in my Martini! And what's with the #MeToo button?”
  #2) “Who put their cigarette out in my Budweiser?”

  And the most common thing heard in an Alaskan Airlines cockpit is…
  “Why don’t they have sick bags hanging over us?”

“Alaska Airlines: Our pilots like to be served, too”

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(Alaska Airlines has historically been at or near the top of customer service rankings for commercial carriers serving the United States. This is only a spoof!)
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's A Dog's Life On United Airlines


                United Airlines is on a roll. A bad roll to be sure, but a roll none-the-less. After literally dragging at least one person off a flight, inexplicably booting others from their flights, and experiencing numerous passenger-flight attendant run-ins, the company is once again beset by animal related problems the likes of which started all its troubles in the first place.
                Recently, a United Airlines attendant reportedly forced a woman to put her dog, enclosed in a proper crate, in the overhead compartment, despite the fact she had paid the $125 fee to have the pet on the plane with her. The dog died prior to arrival at their destination.
                Shortly thereafter, a family moving from Oregon to Kansas via the Friendly Skies discovered that their dog Irgo, who was being transported by kennel in the cargo hold of a separate plane, never arrived at the Wichita airport. In his place was a Great Dane. The two dogs had been mixed up, and ergo Irgo, a German Shepherd, was shipped to the Great Dane’s destination…Japan. Maybe United thought the Dane would be happier in flat, understated Kansas, while the German canine could be re-United with a fellow Axis power.
                By way of explanation, the airline told the woman that the two kennels looked similar. (But not the living beings inside them). That’s as may be, but most airplanes look similar, too, yet they typically arrive at the correct destination. According to the woman, prior to admitting the mistake, the airline showed her paperwork stating that they delivered the correct dog.
                To make matters worse, according to KCTV, United told the woman that because Irgo was sent on an international flight, he might have to be quarantined for up to two weeks before he could be flown back.
United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said, “We apologize for this mistake and are following up with the vendor kennel where they were kept overnight to understand what happened.”
United reported a total of 18 animal deaths in 2017, three times higher than the total number of deaths reported by the other three airlines that documented incidents involving animals. That fauna fatality figure included 12 dogs, three cats, two geckos, and a bird. Various causes of death were reported, including heat stroke and anxiety. One dog escaped from its confinement and was subsequently hit by a vehicle.
They say every dog has its day. But, just to be safe, don’t put yours on a United Airlines flight.





Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Media Madness


                The House Intelligence Committee closed its inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Monday, March 12th. While the committee did confirm the Russkies were attempting to sow chaos surrounding the election, it found that they weren’t specifically trying to help Trump, and that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
                Oddly enough, the three major television network news outlets, who seemingly have spent three to six minutes every night on the “Trump-Russian Collusion Scandal” since before the election itself, were loathe to report on this significant finding. Yes, the same networks that jointly spent hundreds of hours in animated indignation, speculation, excitement, mockery and virtue-signaling while reporting on the much-cherished “scandal” managed to carve out a total of 58 seconds of airtime to devote to the committee’s “not guilty” verdict.
                The CBS Evening News gave 31 seconds to the findings, carefully noting that it was Republicans who issued the report and that Democrats on the House panel are expected to put out their own report...with different findings. And that the Senate Intelligence Committee is also investigating Russian meddling. Oh, and that the special counsel, Robert Mueller is, too.
                ABC’s World News Tonight gave the development 27 seconds of precious airtime.
                NBC didn’t mention it at all. This is understandable, however, given the other pressing news items they had to squeeze into the broadcast. For example, they berated Trump’s school safety plan and solemnly noted the continuing turnover in the White House, high-lighted a Powerball lottery winner and the story surrounding her, and appeared utterly gob-smacked by billionaire Warren Buffet’s $1 million employee March Madness NCAA basketball bracket challenge.
                Had the findings been reversed, the three networks would’ve cancelled all other programming for the remainder of the month, and launched a revised schedule of 24-hour-a-day “Trump Did It” programming replete with expanded newscasts, “special reports,” documentaries, call-in shows, and probably a musical or two.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ten Years After: Progressive Dystopia


            In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that defined federal marriage as a union between one man and one woman.  
      
In 2008, Hillary Clinton opposed gay marriage. Today, she’s a huge fan of same-sex unions.

In 2008, Barack Hussein Obama opposed gay marriage as contrary to his own deeply held Muslim Christian beliefs. Today, he’s a staunch supporter, as well. Prior to 2008, Obama also believed in strengthening the U.S.’s border with Mexico. In fact, in 2006, he voted for a measure to create 700 miles of new fencing along the Mexican border. Today, he’s adamantly opposed to such restrictive, mean-spirited, xenophobic measures.
Ten years ago, there was still some debate about global warming/climate change. Today, if one doesn’t parrot Al Gore he or she is labeled a “Denier.” It won’t be long before these troublemakers are literally labeled with a scarlet letter “D,” perhaps tattooed onto their cheeks and/or foreheads.
Ten years ago, if a small group of people claimed that every human being is whatever sex they’d like to identify as, and should be able to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender identity, they would’ve been considered radical and pushy at best. Most folks would’ve considered them comically unreasonable. Today, social media platforms recognize dozens and dozens of possible genders, and the “backward” states and municipalities that cling to the quaint, if reactionary, notion of two distinct sexes are denied federal monies and are refused consideration to host major revenue-generating events such as a Super Bowl or NCAA basketball Final Four.
Already, the “rights” of the trans-specied and polyamorous, among others, are being discussed in certain progressive circles. Progressives are never satisfied. They never quit. They never rest. They never cease pushing and prodding, shaming and lecturing, berating, lying, euphemizing, euthanizing. 
And all this is done with the unquestioning, unwavering, whole-hearted support of the mainstream media. No other industry in American history has ever abandoned its mission and stated principles as the Fourth Estate has done in recent years. Their laziness, casual slander, and use of obfuscation and prevarication, have reached new and truly dangerous levels during President Trump’s short time in office.
On May 9th, 2012, ABC actually broke into its daytime television lineup to announce that then President Obama had changed his mind and declared his unconditional personal support for gay marriage. Obama told ABC news, “I’ve been going through an evolution on this issue.” In one fell swoop, Barry pandered to his hip, leftist base…and got in a plug for evolution! (Though I was always taught evolution was an extremely slow, gradual process, not one to significantly change things in four or five years).
Does a network have to break into “regularly scheduled programming” to bring its viewers this “news?” Is it really akin to “Planes Hit World Trade Center,” or “Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor?”
The dogma of equality of result, combined with that of equivocation and the primacy of secularism, dictates that there must always be another grievance, another victimized group until the majority becomes the minority and/or society collapses. The, “A man is a woman is a horse is a wood-tick is an amoeba” doctrine is an illogical fallacy. As are the ideas that all conceivable marriage and family structures are equal, and that all societies and religions are equal at any given point in history.
Recognizing the truth can sometimes be inconvenient. For instance, Al Gore probably wouldn’t like me to call attention to his 2006 quote, as reported by the Washington Post, stating that he “believes humanity may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.”
We’re not sizzling yet, Al. In fact, many of us just came through a colder than normal winter. And, 10 years after 2006 would’ve been 2016. The year Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Maybe the planet can yet be saved.
But only if regular Joes and Josies: 1) stop allowing radical “progressives” to sexually, morally, and politically harass them with impunity, and 2) refuse to let leftists take away their rights of free speech and self-protection.
Given the astounding rate of cultural change in the West, we may have only 10 years left to save the planet from plunging into eternal chaos and darkness.
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Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
'Til there are no rich no more?

(Ten Years After; 1971)

Monday, March 12, 2018

California Collapse


                California, the formerly Golden State, ranks dead last among all U.S. states in terms of “quality of life,” according to a study by U.S. News. New Jersey came in at 49th. How can this be? How could this have happened to the erstwhile Land of Milk and Honey, the state to which everyone dreamed of moving?
                As I’ve previously reported, homelessness is rampant. Studies show that the homeless population in Los Angeles increased by a staggering 75% from 2011 thru 2016, and is now approaching 58,000. How could this be? How could this have happened during the reigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Jerry Brown, committed leftists both?
                Residents, while sympathetic to the plight of the homeless, increasingly feel invaded. They are concerned for their physical safety and public health, particularly in light of last year’s hepatitis A outbreak that spread rapidly among the homeless. The homeless seem to be everywhere, and often are reluctant to leave places of business—or citizen’s lawns. Many denizens are experiencing a sense of impending loss and irreversible decline. And a growing number believe that the rights of homeless people have trumped the rights of everyone else.
                Ironically, California’s pathetic quality of life ranking reflects very low marks in the sub-categories of environmental quality and social engagement (a measure of voting participation and “community bonds”). This despite the fact that the state has incredibly stringent environmental regulations—and an unsurpassed record of social-engineering.
                Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles County has increased by 67% in the past few years according to Zillow’s Rent Index, the Los Angeles Times reported recently. One-third of renters in the L.A. area qualify as severely rent burdened, meaning they spend at least half of their income on housing.
                And 50% of the state’s revenue comes from the wealthiest 1% of Californians.
                Rent control. Punitive environmental regulations. Legalized drug use. Clean-needle programs. Anti-family public policy. A runaway LGBTQ agenda. A swelling illegal immigration population. “Sanctuary cities.” (For whom?!). And the list goes on.
                How could “this” happen to the great state of California? Social engineering and “progressive” policies.
Taking advantage of the law it recently passed, California has availed itself of assisted suicide.
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L.A. woman Sunday afternoon
Drive through your suburbs
Into your blues, into your blues, yeah
Into your blue-blue blues
Into your blues, ohh, yeah

Motel money murder madness
Let's change the mood from glad to sadness...

(The Doors; 1971)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Martha Plimpton, Abortion Goddess


             Martha Plimpton, a mildly famous American stage, film, and television actress, singer, and former model, recently appeared at the #ShoutYourAbortion forum at Seattle’s Town Hall. Ms. Plimpton ingratiatingly told the Seattle audience: “Seattle has some particular significance for me for lots of reasons. I’ve got a lot of family here, some of whom are here in the audience tonight. I also had my first abortion here at the Seattle Planned Parenthood!” (The aborted family member was definitely not in the audience).
She promptly added: “Notice I said ‘first.’ I said ‘first.’ And I don’t want Seattle—I don’t want you guys to feel insecure, it was my best one.” The crowd laughed. Plimpton then yelled “Yay!” and proudly- and triumphantly- raised her arms above her head.
Still not done, she blathered: “Heads and tails above the rest. If I could Yelp review it, I totally would. And if that doctor’s here tonight, I don’t remember you at all, I was 19, but thank you nonetheless.”
In one of life’s tragic ironies, Ms. Plimpton acted in the popular television shows “Raising Hope,” and “Parenthood.”
So, we’d “totally” like to rate and review abortions now? “My best one…ever!” “Awesome!” “Even better than the ones I had in Cleveland, St. Louis, and Philly!” Do we rank them on a five-star system? Should we use Yelp to rate clinics or should we go with a Rotten Tomatoes-like online rating? Perhaps we should have a panel watch the whole performance ala figure skating. “The shears have been jammed into the skull now, nicely done, here comes the suction catheter…the baby’s brains have been sucked out now! Very nice, steady, and fast, no unnecessary movements…and he finished with a little flair! This is going to get strong marks from the judges, Bob! And here they are now…9.9, 9.9…yes!... 9.7, 9.8…and, oh, a 5.1 from the Russian judge! That’s gotta be thrown out!”
Maybe we’ll see new reality shows such as “Abortion with the Stars,” or “America’s Got Scissors?”
Why don’t we see #ShoutYourHomicide campaigns or #ShoutYourAssaultandBattery rallies? Oh, wait, Antifa’s got that one covered, sorry. Everybody seems to be shouting out how proud they are of their previously uncelebrated behavior and lifestyle choices. Why marginalize and exclude the #ShoutYourIncest or #ShoutYourWhiteSupremacy communities?