Friday, November 30, 2018

Facebook Auction Sells Young Girl

                Facebook failed to stop the sale of a 16-year-old Sudanese girl via a recent auction on its site. Oops. Hate that when that happens. “Our bad.”
                The post requesting dowry bids for the girl apparently first appeared on October 25th. The winner reportedly gave the girl’s father 500 cows, three cars and $10,000 cash in exchange for his daughter, whom he married on November 3rd. A Facebook spokesperson said, in a statement to FOX Business, that the social media behemoth removed the post as soon as it knew about it…on November 9th, more than two weeks after it went up. The spokesperson predictably sniffed: “Any form of human trafficking - whether posts, pages, ads or groups is not allowed on Facebook. We removed the post and permanently disabled the account belonging to the person who posted this to Facebook.”
                The auctioning off of a young girl on social media has understandably outraged some children’s rights groups, Plan International in particular. George Otim, the country director for Plan International South Sudan issued a statement saying: “That a girl could be sold for marriage on the world’s biggest social networking site in this day and age is beyond belief. This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets.” Just so.
                However, like many other human rights, social justice and feminist groups, Plan International is pro-abortion, even if more discreetly so than other organizations. Its CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, proudly proclaims that Plan International is transforming from a “childs’ rights organization” to a “girls’ rights organization.” (Because we all know that any boy that doesn’t transition to a girl at an early age is a simmering vessel of toxic masculinity waiting to wreak havoc on the planet…and thus unworthy of “rights”). Albrectsen further avers: “And we will champion the adolescent girl’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in all its forms,” adding that the “key point in the girl-child’s life” is “the day she gets her period.” She sites the U.N.’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) stemming from the 1994 population conference in Cairo with regard to girls’ “reproductive health” and “rights,” which by modern-day definition necessarily include abortion.               
                We are certainly currently trafficking in human hypocrisy, with social media giants such as Facebook hosting auctions for child brides and live executions while snarkily disparaging—or outright banning-- posts touting traditional mores and Judeo-Christian values.

                I myself would give cows, cars and cash to Silicone Valley’s tech firm bigwigs if it would help marry them to logic, reason and decency. Period.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. To Allow 16-Year-Olds To Vote?

                The Washington, D.C. City Council will conduct a final vote soon to determine whether the District’s voting age will be lowered to 16 for all elections, local and federal. The bill has already won unanimous approval from the city’s Judiciary and Public Safety committee. Council member Charles Allen says his bill will “enfranchise the District’s young people and bring their voices into the political process.”
                This is exactly what we need. The more ignorant people are when they vote, the better for a successful, safe, and stable society. Letting those with less experience, less knowledge and less wisdom vote will clearly redound to the benefit of all.

                Just kidding. It redounds to the benefit of Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

                The Founders avidly and exhaustively studied the history of all forms of government that came before the American Revolution, leading them to carefully, painstakingly craft the Constitution of the United States. They did so in the best interest of all.  Today’s 16-year-olds avidly and exhaustively study pop culture and porn sites, leading them to carefully and painstakingly stare into their smart phones and laptops.
                The Founders bequeathed to Americans the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution, as well, a remarkable and historic set of laws collectively called the Bill of Rights, designed to protect their fellow citizen’s freedoms into perpetuity. It wasn’t until the 26th Amendment that later generations deemed it proper to grant all 18-year-olds the right to vote. And, if one looks at it objectively, the first 15 Amendments were fantastic, home-runs all. However, the last 12 have been problematic at best. 43 years passed between the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870 and the ratification of the 16th Amendment in 1913. The 26th wasn’t ratified until 1971, immediately after America’s youth “dropped out, tuned in and turned on,” rioted in-- and set fire to-- our cities, and then toddled off to Woodstock to smoke pot, have sex in public, and imbibe psychedelic drugs. Suffice it to say that the passing of the 26th Amendment was not America’s finest hour. And now the nation’s capital wants to lower the legal voting age again?
                If this bill passes and the momentum to give ever younger folks the vote continues unabated, we will someday soon arrive at the point where all schooling is free, yet homework has been banned, where there is a guaranteed income for all, but rich people have been outlawed, and where “abortion” is allowed until the age of six…at which time the lucky child will be allowed-- in fact, expected-- to vote.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Of Rats And Snowmen

                These are the times that try men’s souls. Or should try men’s souls. Or something like that, apologies to Thomas Paine.
    It is no surprise that The Onion is laying off staffers. Parody is problematic, if not impossible. Simply reading the daily news means entering a bizarro world that increasingly strains credulity. To wit:
                There is a growing rat infestation in Paris, France. (I have previously written about this). It has gotten so bad the critters can be found nearly everywhere in the City of Blight. Rats can and do spread disease, including the Plague, so this is a serious matter. City officials have been working on plans to eradicate the rodents and protect Parisians. They have unexpectedly encountered resistance from a pro rodent group called “Rights for Rats.” Rights for Rats has garnered over 26,000 votes in favor of protecting the “rights” of rats and has labeled the efforts to curtail the population of the large rodents as rat “genocide.”
                When a significant number of people believe that rats have inherent rights but babies don’t, there is probably no way to save that society.
                Exhibit two: a Weather Channel meteorologist/reporter recently tweeted a photo of a snowman that was constructed in Nashua, New Hampshire, labeling it a “snowperson” in the text accompanying the picture. Yay! Identity politics finally comes to snow sculptures! But, what gender does the snowperson identify as, what pronouns should we use to address him/her/zie/zir? (“Frosty” is a gender-neutral name, so that’s good. We’ll just need to rewrite the lyrics of the popular song to “Frosty the Snowperson”). I hope legislation will soon be passed allowing snowpersons to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender with which they identify at any given moment.
                I would hate to confine snowpersons to the gender to which they were arbitrarily “assigned” at birth. If they are transitioning, their “parents” could help them out. If a snowperson feels like “he” wants to be a boy, a carrot could be used for his nose and his member. If “she” is feeling like a woman, a couple of grapefruits and a hard taco shell should do the trick.

                Frosty the Snowman
                Made the children laugh and play
                And were they surprised when
                Before their eyes
                He became a she that day. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Study Finds White Liberals Condescend To Blacks

                White liberals talk down to black people.

                That is the finding of a study by Cydney H. Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management. Yale Insights summarized the study results: “White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans.” The study found that white Americans who possess progressive socio-political views tend to use words that make them appear less competent (i.e. dumber) when they are around minorities. This was not the case with conservatives.
                Dupree and her co-author, Susan Fiske of Princeton University, said this behavior is the result of liberals’ desire to connect with other races and is an “effort to get along.” The study’s authors characterize this tactic as a “competence downshift” that occurs when people want to appear likeable and friendly. They added it’s also possible that “this is happening because people are using common stereotypes in an effort to get along.” Liberals acting on stereotypes? No, can’t be so! Professor Dupree termed this a “subtle but persistent effect,” noting that, “even if it’s ultimately well-intentioned, it could be seen as patronizing. You think?!
                Dupree and Fiske discovered that if a black person was called highly intelligent prior to the interaction with a white liberal, the white liberal was less likely to “downshift” his or her competence. Pathetic. But not surprising. I’ve witnessed this discrimination by low expectations for years. The majority of white liberals, certainly the wealthy ones in large coastal cities, believe they are superior to both the more conservative rubes in the Heartland and the minorities they munificently employ as their drivers, gardeners, butlers and such.
                The researchers also found that Democratic political candidates used fewer competence-related words in speeches to predominately minority audiences then they did in speeches to largely white audiences, Yale Insights reported.
                Conservatives generally don’t try to bribe minorities with free shit if they’ll only vote for them. They don’t promise free cradle-to-grave care. They aren’t interested in creating dependent livestock who’ll vote for them forever if they are thrown some food a couple of times a day. They don’t want to be plantation masters and, unlike Democrats, they never have been.
                Is it really enlightened to treat blacks and other minorities as if they were babies or puppies? Does this bestow dignity?

                “A-coochie-coochie-coochie-coo. A-coochie-coochie-coochie-coo! Who’s a cute little African-American? Who’s my cute little African-American? Is you my cute little voter? Yes you is! Yes you is!”

               Makes me sick.

   Who is the racist? Who is doing the “marginalizing?” 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Can't Name The Three Branches Of American Government

                Incredibly, Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) can’t name the three branches of (American) government even though she is soon to be in one of them. But that doesn’t stop her from attempting to recruit more far-left political candidates. During a conference call with Justice Democrats, a far-left political group, she remarked, “If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress—uh, rather all three chambers of government-- the presidency, the Senate, and the House in 2020…”
                The three branches of Congress—uh, rather government—are actually the executive, legislative and judicial. As any fourth-grader could have told her in years past. She was 0-for-3! How is that possible? And the people elected her in an orgiastic celebration of ignorance!
                I honestly wonder if Ocasio-Cortez could name three world leaders. Or three of the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution (also known to particularly pointy-headed types as The Bill of Rights). Could she name three integers? Could she identify three of the seven continents? Three consonants? Three senses? I wonder if she could name three state capitals… or three states. Could she identify three of the seven dwarves, perhaps?
                The esteemed Rep.-elect didn’t even try to feign shame, rather she tweeted out: “Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd [sic], they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare.”
                Assuming she meant to write “real-time” instead of “real-tomd,” that reinforces her complete cluelessness of the three branches of government. She thought evil, misogynistic Republicans were chiding her for saying “three chambers of Congress,” not “three chambers of government,” rather than for her utter inability to name those three “chambers.”
                Republicans want the best possible healthcare for people, Ms. O-C. They just know how best to deliver it. There’s one thing I think we can all agree on, however: we’re all glad you’re not our doctor. Can you identify three internal organs?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jim Carrey Calls Trump A "Melanoma"

                 Actor/”comedian” Jim Carrey recently used his appearance at “Vulture Fest,” a celebration of our debased pop culture, to launch into a crazed diatribe against the Trump administration and right-leaning Christians. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie and television star said of Republicans: "These are not people you can deal with. You cannot be bipartisan with a criminal. A rapist needs to be removed, not negotiated with. These people are raping our system, they're destroying it right in front of us. This corrupt Republican Congress that was.... These people have to be removed from our system because they're bad for us. Trump is a melanoma, and anybody that covers for him, including [press secretary] Sarah Sanders, is putting makeup on it. It shows that there's a deeper problem in this country, and that problem is greed.”
                Greed? Carrey’s net worth is currently estimated to be about $150 million, making him one of the richest actors/comedians in the world. He now spends much of his voluminous spare time painting leftist-themed artwork and sharing it on his Twitter feed. Calling Republicans “rapists” and “criminals” who cannot be dealt with or engaged while saying they have to simply be “removed from our system because they’re bad for us” boldly illustrates the fact that intolerant, statist leftists like Carrey know they cannot win by logical persuasion and must resort to Gestapo-like tactics to suppress free speech and render free and legitimate elections null and void, thereby negating the will of the people, and exterminating the very democracy they often purport to champion.
                The “Liar Liar” lead then pivoted to verbally assaulting Christians, stating: “I think they're going to find out once and for all that the Christian right has never been about morality, it's been about holding on to power and using morality to do so." If “the Christian right” was replaced in that sentence by “the progressive left,” “secular Democrats,” “leftists,” “statists,” “the LGBTQIA community,” “Hollywood elites,” “the national education association (NEA),” or the “mainstream media,” it would ring true.
                Jim Carrey continues to show us that he is Dumb…and (getting) Dumber. When he issues vile, preposterous statements, he’s not Kidding. Ergo, to the extent we believe him, the joke is on us.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

President Trump Pardons Turkey

                President Trump pardoned a turkey recently, continuing a holiday-season presidential tradition dating back to George H.W. Bush. The following is a short list of human turkeys, none of whom should be pardoned this—or any other—season. From this list, I’ll select a “Turkey-of-the-Year” winner. Full disclosure: I’m stealing appropriating borrowing this concept from a local sportswriter of some repute.
                While there are too many eminently qualified candidates to mention, these few have arguably stood out as the dumbest, most pathetic, hypocritical and flatly unlikable people of 2018:

                *Brenda Snipes. As overseer, Ms. Snipes has botched so many election counts and recounts in Florida’s Broward County that it is impossible to discern whether she is incredibly incompetent or cosmically corrupt. Fortunately, she resigned after the latest fiasco.

                *Hillary Rodham Clinton. Nothing more needs be said.

                *Jeff Flake. This moron, a swamp RINO if there ever was one, has done his best to discredit President Trump, Justice Kavanaugh, everyone who voted for Trump, and everyone who approved Kavanaugh’s nomination, thereby discrediting himself.

                *Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Yes, even though she won her race, she becomes not only the youngest member of Congress ever, but the dumbest. She can’t even identify the three branches of government, one of which she’ll soon be in. (Teaser: separate post to follow soon).

                *The people of Minnesota. These clowns elected an alleged serial harasser of women, Keith Ellison, who, during the Kavanaugh hearings, said that all women should be believed, yet who called the claims against himself crazy. Ellison wasn’t the only Muslim Minnesotan’s elected. They put Ilhan Omar into office, as well, even though the Somali-born lady is an anti-Semite and allegedly married her brother. Oh well. All branches of the North Star state’s government are now controlled by “progressives.” Minnesota has nearly achieved Supreme Soviet levels of Marxist harmony.

                *Michael Avenatti. Avenatti appeared out of nowhere, sued the president and lost, caused his client to be ordered to pay punitive fees, managed to destroy the career of a reasonably attractive, busty porn star, made preposterous claims against Brett Kavanaugh who is now a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, was recently booked on domestic abuse charges himself (and released) and still threatened to run for president in 2020. Oh, and the law firm he works for has been evicted from its offices for non-payment of rent.

                And the winner is………Michael Avenatti! A true turkey if ever there was one!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Guns Controlled? Search Engine Patrolled!

                 Proposed new legislation would make New Yorkers submit to an examination of their social media and search engine history if they wished to purchase a handgun, according to ABC Action News. Senate Bill 9191 was drafted by two Democrats, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and State Senator Kevin Parker. The bill, according to WHAM, would mandate: "social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver; requires a person applying for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or a renewal of such license to consent to having his or her social media accounts and search engine history reviewed and investigated for certain posts and/or searches over a period of 1-3 years prior to the approval of such application or renewal; defines terms."
                Certain posts and/or searches” over a period of up to three years? That would make a member of China’s communist government smirk with delight. Talk about trampling on the Constitution!
                Officials would be able to look for “commonly known profane slurs” and “biased language” used to describe race, gender, religion and sexual orientation, among other things. Why not just bring back the Geheime Staatspolizei, more commonly known as the Gestapo? Or the East German Stasi, perhaps?

                “So, Herr—I mean Mr. Johnson, you’d like to purchase a revolver, would you? Why?”
                “Yes. I like to target shoot.”
                “Yes, quite. I see you’ve visited a couple of adult sites in the past year. Interesting. It also appears you were looking for fertilizer recently. Constructing a homemade bomb, are we?”
                “What? No! I’m going to fertilize my lawn.”
                “I see. I bet you are, indeed. Anyway, you binge-watched several episodes of ‘Gunsmoke’ on Netflix lately, too. Are you fascinated with shoot-outs, Mr. Johnson? Gunfights? Death?” 
                “No, I just like the show. It’s a classic, well-written and acted. Good story lines.”
                “Many of them involving guns, isn’t that right Mr. Johnson.”
                “Well, I suppose so but—”
                “Actually, your browsing history is quite illustrative, Mr. Johnson. Repeated visits to Breitbart, the Drudge Report, and something called ‘’ Moreover, you’ve watched videos from Ben Shapiro and ‘Prager U.’ And I see you once made a small donation to the Republican Party. Are you a right-wing extremist, a white-supremacist, Herr—uh, Mr. Johnson?”
                “Certainly not, I believe—”
                “Sorry, Mr. Johnson, permission denied!”

                I would be refused, too under those guidelines.
                “I see you just searched for ‘revolver’ and ‘Gestapo.’ Denied! Guards!”

    The legislation is currently in committee. No vote is scheduled at this time.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Current Events Quiz #5

                                                Current Events Quiz #5 (World Leader Edition)
                                                                 [Circle all that may apply]

1)      Cory Booker is:
a)       Spartacus
b)      the guy that played Spartacus in the 1960 movie titled… “Spartacus”
c)       delusional
d)      a junior Senator from New Jersey
e)      a 2020 presidential candidate

2)      President Trump’s tweets are:
a)       shocking
b)      funny
c)       effective
d)      actually written by Barron
e)      actually written by Democrats

3)      Kim Jong un is:
a)       Supreme Leader of North Korea
b)      the Asian version of the Pillsbury Doughboy
c)       duplicitous
d)      genuinely honoring his agreement with the Trump administration
e)      playing Trump like a Stradivarius

4)      Nancy Pelosi is:
a)       a Democratic United States Representative from California
b)      clinically insane
c)       leader of the #MeToo movement
d)      more and more frequently losing her train of thought
e)      often confused with Diane Feinstein

5)      Vladimir Putin likes to pose topless because:
a)       he has great pecs
b)      he secretly thinks he’s Kate Upton
c)       he can’t find just the right top to go with the rest of his ensemble
d)      he can
e)      it makes President Trump look bad by comparison

6)      Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is:
a)       Prime Minister of Canada
b)      an empty suit
c)       jealous of Vladimir Putin’s physique in his topless photos
d)      an empty suit
e)      the creator and author of the “Doonesbury” comic strip

7)      Stormy Daniels is:
a)       the name of the most recent hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast of the United States
b)      a publicity seeking porn star
c)       Hillary Clinton’s alter ego
d)      a publicity seeking blonde, buxom, exotic dancer
e)      one of only seven adult American females between the ages of 18 and 69 apparently never to have been hit on by Bill Clinton

8)      Michael Avenatti:
a)       is a creepy porn-star lawyer
b)      is duplicitous
c)       secretly thinks he’s Kate Upton
d)      thinks he’s Spartacus, or at least the guy who played him in the classic 1960 movie
e)      is a potential 2020 presidential candidate

9)      The new NFL rules on roughing the passer:
a)       are perfect as is
b)      would be perfect for the National Flag Football League (NFFL)
c)       are an embarrassing affront to all those who have previously played the game
d)      could be improved by making it mandatory for the defensive player to: place a pillow under the head of the pampered passer after gently setting him down on the turf, subsequently offer him a mint, and finish the play by giving him a quick buss on the cheek
e)      make crocheting seem like a contact sport

10)   Venezuela:
a)       was once the crown jewel of South America, with more oil reserves than any other nation, but now cannot produce enough oil to fill a bathtub, due to its socialist leader’s policies
b)      is home to Angel Falls, where water plummets 3,212 feet into Devil’s Canyon
c)       was intended to be a “socialist paradise”
d)      has citizens who have lost an average of 20 pounds in the past eighteen months, even though they weren’t trying to do so
e)      is an utterly failed state whose impoverished residents have fled to Brazil and other nations due to its socialist policies
f)        all of the above

Answers: 1) c, d, e  2) a, b, c  3) a, c, and possibly b, d, or e  4) a, d, e, and possibly b  5) d, e  6) a, b, d  7) b, d, and possibly e  8) a, b  9) b, c, d, e  10) f

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

    The University of Oregon recently hosted an event titled “Thanks, But No Thanks-giving,” hoping to “decolonize” Turkey Day. The description of the non-festive extravaganza read in part: “Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe.”
                Yes, that’s exactly it. Name me a family that doesn’t gather ‘round the dining room table while bowing heads and saying: “We thank Thee for the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe. Let us celebrate!”  Unbelievable.
                The coddled and entitled, such as many on college campuses, are usually the least grateful. Often those who have everything are less thankful. Rich, spoiled Hollywood types foam at the mouth (when they’re not stuffing it with caviar and expensive champagne), railing against Trump or their own country or wealthy Wall Street fat cats, etc., etc., while people in “flyover country” with comparatively little are often deeply thankful for what they do have. Progressives in entertainment and media tend to angrily rant, while more conservative folks tend to devoutly appreciate. Many tenured professors at elite universities smugly denigrate the very society that made possible their success, while many World War II veterans—and veterans, period— were/are thankful for the freedoms they fought for and most everything else, despite the sacrifices they’ve made.
                The better off we’ve gotten, the less religious and appreciative we’ve become. This is not sophistication, but ennui. A sad and ironic sickness of the soul.
                I’m lucky enough to know how lucky I am. And to know how little we know. I am thankful for many things, among them a sense of humor.
                This Thanksgiving let’s take a break from celebrating ongoing genocide around the world. Perhaps we should look around, bow our heads, and give thanks that we have anything at all.

                Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for reading.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Capital Offense

                Leeds Trinity University in (formerly jolly old) England has taken political correctness to a new level, hard as that is to believe. The school’s journalism department issued a memo, obtained by The Express, instructing professors and lecturers to avoid various egregious offenses that could be intimidating or unsettling to students. What are those offenses you ask? Perhaps brandishing a firearm or using racist language? Au contraire. From the memo: “Despite our best attempts to explain assessment tasks, any lack of clarity can generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the assessment at all.” While lack of clarity can certainly be frustrating, it shouldn’t be intimidating-- or an excuse for not even trying. The direction actually states that professors must be “explicit about any inexplicitness” in their assignment guidance. Yes, let’s be clear about any unclarity, shall we? Thank you.
                Lecturers are also cautioned to avoid overusing the words “do” and “don’t.” (Particularly if they are wont to say, “Men do have penises and women don’t, I’m guessing).
                But that’s not all. Educators are also encouraged to “write in a helpful, warm tone” and to avoid “negative instructions.” (Even if it aids clarity)?
                And, lastly, my favorite professorial proscription: teachers are told not to use capital letters in any written lessons or correspondence, because they could “scare” the young scholars “into failure.”
Countless numbers of 18-year-olds volunteered for military duty in the past. Farm kids often drove tractors and worked with threshing machines from the age of 10 or 12. And now our best and brightest collegians are “scared” of capital letters?!
It is instructive when a school instructs its instructors to treat its students like sniveling, spineless incompetents.

Monday, November 19, 2018

McDonald's Sued For Advertising Happy Meals

                McDonald’s in Canada is being sued…for allegedly advertising Happy Meals to…children. The bastards! Wait, who the hell else would they market them to?
                The lawsuit, recently authorized by Justice Pierre Gagnon of the Quebec Superior Court, claims that promotions for Happy Meals violate the province’s consumer protection law, which prohibits commercial advertising toward children under 13. The diabolical ads in question reportedly show actual pictures of the toys that come with the meal. Egads!! (And, in truth, aren’t the ads also directed at the parents who pay for the meals)?
                The class action suit would cover anyone who purchased a Happy Meal or individual toy at a McDonald’s in Quebec since November 15th, 2013, for a child under 13. Well, let’s hope those who were irretrievably damaged by the global corporate monster offering toys to kids get proper recompense.
                I don’t purport to know a lot about Canadian laws-- or television, for that matter—but how sad Saturday morning television must be for kids in Quebec, especially entering the Christmas season, with no ads for children’s toys or Happy Meals. What is being advertised at these times, Rogaine and Cialis? This is rank hypocrisy disguised as social concern, as almost all government dictates are. Governments targets kids (and the rest of us) with blatantly biased social service messages and “public interest” commercials, and also largely determine what can be taught—and therefore what can be learned—in all public schools.
                What is a company like McDonald’s supposed to do? Not offer Happy Meals™? Or just not advertise them? Perhaps it should think outside of the box and offer adults “Unhappy Meals™.” At least they could advertise to their target market in that case. And what ads they could be!
                “Have you been acting like a clown lately? Lost your biggest account? Lost your job? Lost your spouse? Come to McDonald’s and try our new Unhappy Meal™. Two tofu patties on a whole grain bun, a large plain white yogurt, an extra-large order of Brussels sprouts and a 16-ounce Pepto-Bismol! All in a plain brown box containing a pack of matches or a razor blade! Just $4.99 for a limited time! Get ‘em while they—and you—last!”

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Democrat Says Government Might Nuke Second Amendment Advocates

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell is a California Democrat who is considering running for president in 2020. Like many of today’s Democrats, he has called for strict gun-control measures. Because, you know, guns are inherently evil, and Democrats love peace and non-violence.
Yet Swalwell was not amused when a fellow denizen of the Twitter-verse rebuked his stance, tweeting that Swalwell was out of his bleeping mind if he thought “I’ll give up my rights and give the [government] all the power.” Swalwell replied that, if there was to be a conflict between Second Amendment advocates and the U.S. government, it would be a “short war,” because “the government has nukes.”
So, a member of the United States government, purporting to be concerned about violence that could possibly stem from individuals possessing a firearm, says that in a potential conflict between the government and gun owners, the government might just literally nuke the deplorable bastards.
What scares you more, your neighbor owning a shotgun with which he or she likes to hunt pheasants and shoot trap, or your government representative saying that, if push comes to shove, the government should just use nuclear weapons to slaughter its wayward citizens?
“Representative” Swalwell’s statement is exhibit A of just why the Second Amendment was— and is— so vitally necessary.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The U.N. Promotes Abortion Under "Right To Life" Heading

             Leave it to the U.N. The same august body that promoted Iran and Saudi Arabia to key posts on its Human Rights Committees, including the U.N. Economic and Social Council’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), has now vigorously defended abortion in an advanced draft of a “general comment” on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

And the language promoting abortion falls under a “right to life” heading. Really.

United Nation’s “general comments” are interpretations of provisions in treaties to which it is a party. This “comment” says, among many other things, that states should not apply criminal sanctions against women and girls undergoing abortion or against the medical service providers conducting the abortions, since doing so would “compel women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion.” It also declares that states should remove any existing barriers to abortion, including those “caused as a result of the exercise of conscientious objection by individual medical providers.”
Yes, the U.N. should trump individual’s most devoutly held religious beliefs. Talk about one-world government. The general comment, though not legally binding, will surely be referenced by parties that enforce the treaty when ruling on specific cases.
The Human Rights Committee has declared abortion to be a “fundamental human right,” derived from the right to life protected by its International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Neither the “Human Rights Committee,” nor any other U.N. body, has the power to create human rights. Our rights cannot be derived from the ICCPR. They do not come from man. If our rights come from this woman here, or that organization there, we have no rights at all.
No one has the “right” to not be “burdened” with a child even though they carelessly engaged in the only activity that can create one. No one has the “right” to kill this baby, keep that one, discard this child and accept that one, as if they were nothing more than playing cards.
There are no such things as positive rights, though progressives everywhere are touting them to the exclusion of actual rights.  No one has the “right” to be a millionaire. No one has the “right” to never get sick, to a $20-an-hour minimum wage or to never have anyone disagree with them.
Negative rights protect each and every individual from harm due to the actions of others, namely government. Because you were born human, you have inherent, natural rights granted by your Creator, rights that no man has the right to take from you. This realization/declaration was a long time coming, hence countless millions suffered at the hands of kings and despots, dictators and madmen. Hence Nazi Germany, Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. Hence the Soviet Union, KGB and the Gulags.
 Government does not have the right to imprison you because of the color of your skin or your religious beliefs. Government does not have the right to tax you arbitrarily and without representation. Government does not have the right to kill you simply because of your sexual orientation or because it doesn’t like your slacks. Government does not have the “right” to compel you to bake a cake for a trans-gendered couple.
As long as your actions don’t directly harm others, you inherently possess the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Even if you are a small person in the womb. 
That is why there is no “right” to abortion.

No matter what the U.N. says.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Canadian Woman Arrested For Not Holding Escalator Handrail

             It was 2009. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in Laval, Canada, a suburb of Montreal, minding her own business… or so she thought. Suddenly, she was ticketed and arrested, a police officer taking her by force. Her crime? She had refused to hold an escalator handrail.

 The horror! Is there no end to human lawlessness and depravity?

 The officer pointed out the pictogram clearly stating the instruction to “hold the handrail,” The Canadian Press reported. Incredibly, the uppity Ms. Kosoian did not consider the image to be an absolute obligation, according to the article. Therefore, the officers had no choice but to detain her for half an hour and issue her two tickets totaling $420. Yet, only three years later, Kosoian was somehow acquitted of the charges.
 Ms. Kosoian had the temerity to file a $45,000 lawsuit against the Montreal Transit Corporation, the City of Laval and the officer who decided to arrest her, according to an account by The Montreal Gazette. A Quebec court denied Kosoian’s suit in 2015, as did the Quebec Court of Appeals two years later. The Supreme Court of Canada, however, recently agreed to hear the case. Let’s hope it makes the anarchy-loving Kosoian an example to all those who blatantly refuse to cling to germ-ridden escalator handrails while standing firmly on solid escalator steps.
We often get so distracted by inconsequential things like the society-altering invasion of illegal immigrants and the hundreds of thousands of babies aborted every year, that we sometimes don’t focus on truly serious issues such as people not obeying authorities’ signs instructing them to properly clutch an escalator’s handrail. I say throw out her frivolous suit…and throw the book at her! If government authorities post signs telling their citizens to bark like a dog, then those citizens should be damn-well compelled to bark like a dog.
If the courts don’t act with vigor, we will soon be overrun by folks who don’t follow the step-by-step instructions on bathroom hand-dryers and who willfully remove the tags from their mattresses. There could even be a worse scenario: we could find ourselves living amongst those who do not faithfully observe the Government Food Pyramid Guidelines.

None of us should want to live in a society that screwed up.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Michael Avenatti Arrested On Domestic Abuse Charge

                Democratic presidential candidate Michael (“Stormy Weather”) Avenatti was arrested recently on felony domestic abuse charges. Avenatti and the as-of-this-writing unidentified alleged victim apparently had a confrontation November 14th at a posh apartment building in Los Angeles’ Century City district. Reports claim the woman was seen on the sidewalk in front of the complex crying and yelling into her cellphone, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you!”
                Apparently, authorities escorted her back into the apartment building where Avenatti appeared shortly thereafter, shouting, “She hit me first,” and adding, “This is bullshit! This is f**king bullshit!”
                Avenatti did everything he could to derail the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, even using an unstable woman named Julie Swetnick, who briefly hurled utterly unsubstantiated and uncorroborated allegations of serial rape against Kavanaugh. Avenatti was adamant then that we all should believe Swetnick, indeed were obligated to believe all women all the time. It is deliciously ironic that Avenatti, whose law firm has been evicted from its offices for non-payment of rent, is now essentially saying, “I’m innocent! I didn’t do it! You gotta believe me! This woman is lying!” He may well be innocent of the charges, but he certainly didn’t help his cause if he shouted to authorities, “She hit me first!” Does he have the I.Q. of a radish?
                Leftists love to have their cake and eat it, too. (Just kidding, they know cake is bad for you. Try the Tofu Twinkies). One can’t logically deny others due process and the presumption of innocence and subsequently demand it for oneself. The same goes for free speech and other cornerstones of a society based on the rule of law.
                One would think a lawyer would know that.

    One would be wrong.