Monday, December 9, 2019

Walmart Pulls Cocaine-Themed Santa Sweater From Canadian Website


“Hey, Rudolph, pass the blow, eh? Ho, ho, ho!”
That is, apparently, what Fun Wear, a third-party seller of “adult” seasonal sweaters on Walmart.ca wanted folks to think Santa might be saying this holiday season. Walmart’s Canadian website was selling a Christmas sweater depicting Santa Claus sitting at a table, holding a straw, with three lines of what appeared to be white powder in front of him. The caption? “Let it snow.” And, just in case you weren’t absolutely certain the substance in question was cocaine, the sweater’s description read: “We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. That’s why Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.” Another one of the adult Christmas sweaters showed Santa being spanked by Mrs. Claus. And there were more on offer, but you get the idea. Fun wear, indeed.
Walmart apologized and pulled all the sweaters from the site after shoppers expressed their shock on social media, Global News Canada reported. A company spokesperson told GNC that the items “do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” adding, “We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused.”
Also joining in the Christmas spirit was Sycamore Brewing of North Carolina. The brewery wanted to change the look on this year’s Christmas Cookie Winter Ale cans from their traditional holiday designs of years past. Naturally, a Kama Sutra-inspired motif was chosen. The cans came out around Thanksgiving and sported deep blue labels with tiny snowflakes. And little red and white cartoon reindeer engaged in many different sexual acts. The brewery took the cans off retailer’s shelves after it received complaints, and replaced them with “G-rated” containers.
What’s next? Perhaps an updated version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in which Mrs. Claus sleeps with one—or more—of the elves…who are making more meth than toys? And in which we’ll learn that the real reason Rudolph’s nose is red is because he’s been snorting coke with Saint Nick and boozing it up, as well?
Not to be a Grinch here, but cocaine and kink on supposedly Christmas-themed items? Not everything “hip” is cool. “Progressive” doesn’t mean better. There may be times to “push the envelope,” culturally speaking, but Christmas is not one of them.



Sunday, December 8, 2019

Michelle Obama Says White Flight Destroys Communities


                Leftists rarely-- if ever-- make sense. Michelle Obama is, apparently, no exception. Speaking at the annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago recently, she said that “white flight” destroyed the neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side where she grew up and is continuing to ruin neighborhoods today. She claimed that white families abandoned her erstwhile middle-class community (and many others like it) as more black families moved into the area.
                She averred that, prior to the white families leaving, “There were no gang fights, there were no territorial battles. Yet, one by one, they packed their bags and they ran from us. And they left communities in shambles.” She said she believes a similar dynamic is happening today. She claims that as immigrants move into communities in significant numbers, some Caucasians head for whiter pastures, so to speak, leaving behind lower property values, more vacant homes and a generally declining neighborhood. 
                Think about all of this for a moment. If whites leave formerly safe, respectable, middle-class neighborhoods as more minorities enter them, why do these communities become rife with gangs and violence? Why do property values plummet? Why do they decline into “shambles?” If whites are evil oppressors, how can this be? I thought they were responsible for holding blacks back. Shouldn’t these communities be better off without the smug, racist, white-privilege-wielding marginalizers? Surely African-Americans and other minorities can handle governing themselves, fostering a good economy and creating jobs, running effective schools, and any and everything else involved in maintaining cohesive and prosperous communities, correct? So, why would “white flight” cause formerly pleasant, middle-class communities to go to hell in a hand-basket?
                For that matter, why does Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, live in a wealthy, nearly all white, gated community? And why did the Obamas themselves move into an 8,200 square-foot mansion with eight-and-a-half bathrooms in Lily-White Kalorama, one of Washington, D.C.’s, toniest neighborhoods? Maybe they liked the “au pair” suite downstairs.
                I’m sure they wouldn’t exploit an au pair. Or abandon the house when one moves in.

                It is nevertheless amusing, that, according to Michelle, when whites move out, “There goes the neighborhood.”


Saturday, December 7, 2019

"No Malarkey" Tour Coming To A Town Near You


    Joe Biden has embarked on his freshly minted “No Malarkey” Tour.
                If that doesn’t fire up the Millennials, I don’t know what will. Are he and his minions riding on the “No Balderdash Bus?” So hip. So hot. Maybe they can hop on the “No Hogwash Highway,” too. Don’t be a “wisenheimer,” daddy-o, they won’t be “cruisin’ for a bruisin’,” I promise. This is neato! What a bitchin’ tour name!
                Apparently, the “No Twaddle” Tour, the “No Poppycock, Baloney, or Gibberish” tour, the “No Tripe, Flummery, Bosh, Claptrap, Crock, Bunkum, Bull, Hooey, or Drivel” Tour, and the “No Flim-Flam” tour all lost out to the “No Malarkey” designation.
                What will the Biden campaign come up with next? I’m keen to guess!
                So, when the telegraph office announces that the “No Malarkey” Tour will visit your town, hop on your horse or catch a streetcar down to your local ballroom or fairground to attend the event. You’ll have a field day!
                And that’s no malarkey.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Person Seeking Former Rep. Katie Hill's Seat Already In Own Scandal


                California is nothing if not “progressive.” Those that represent the state’s 25th district have made that abundantly clear recently. Democratic Rep. Katie “Thrill” Hill resigned a few weeks ago after it was revealed that she was involved in a “throuple” with her now-estranged husband and a younger female staffer. And that she had also allegedly carried on a solo affair with her legislative director.
                Now, progressive Turkish-American television personality Cenk Uyger is running for the Congressional seat that Ms. Hill vacated. The Democratic House candidate, who has been a lawyer, businessman, columnist, journalist, activist and political commentator, is the creator of The Young Turks, a left-leaning political and social commentary program he co-hosts with Ana Kasparian. Unfortunately for Uyger, a 2013 video clip from the show recently surfaced which has embroiled the wannabe Congressman in a sexual scandal of his own, one not involving other humans.
                In the video, Uyger tells Kasparian, “Here comes the controversial part I shouldn’t say: I believe that if I were the benevolent dictator of the world, I would legalize bestiality.” Uyger had the decency to add that he would only permit the practice if “you are pleasuring the animal.” He went on to mention a case, previously covered by his show, in which a person was “pleasuring a horse,” helpfully noting that the horse “came to a conclusion.” This led him to rhetorically ask, “So, who got harmed?” before adding, “If you really ask the horse, did you mind, the answer’s gotta be…” (here he shakes his head back and forth in the manner of a horse whinnying) “No-oo-oo-oo-o.”
                A few short years ago, progressives told us the push for gay marriage was the civil rights movement of our time. Then that title was bestowed on the battle for transgenders to have access to whichever gender’s bathroom and locker room they felt like using at any given time. Perhaps, in the very near future, the courageous politicians of California’s 25th district will blaze the trail towards the legalization of polyamory and bestiality.
                In truth, whether they are fooling-- or horsing— around, the actions of these politicians from the Land of Fruit and Nuts harm us all…by making a mockery of representative government, public service, and human dignity.


Thursday, December 5, 2019

North Korea Warns Trump: Do Not Say "Rocket Man"


                North Korea took umbrage at President Trump referring to President Kim Jong un as “Rocket Man” again recently. Choe Son Hui, the Hermit Kingdom’s first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, at least until Kim tires of him and has him executed via anti-aircraft fire, issued the following statement…carried by state run news agency KCNA: “If this is meant to make expressions, reminiscent of those days just two years ago when a war of words was fought across the ocean surface, again on purpose, it will be a very dangerous challenge.” Choe also said the Trump’s remark had “prompted the waves of hatred of our people against the U.S. and the Americans and they are getting higher and higher.” She added: “It would be fortunate” if Trump’s remarks were simply “an instantaneous verbal lapse, but the matter becomes different if they were a planned provocation that deliberately targeted us.”
                Trump had also recently noted that the United States reserved the right to use military force against North Korea. Choe said Trump’s comments undermined the dignity of North Korea and its leader. She vowed that her country would be watching closely to see if Trump dared repeat the remarks, and issued an undignified swipe at the American president: “If any language and expressions stoking the atmosphere of confrontation are used once again on purpose at a crucial moment as now, that must really be diagnosed as the relapse of the dotage of a dotard.” Language precisely like that, you mean? Hopefully, Choe’s words were simply an instantaneous verbal lapse and not a planned provocation deliberately targeting the United States. (The North Korean leadership, not yet very adept at the use of the English language, discovered the word “dotard” a couple of years ago, and it is obvious they are extremely fond of it).
                Kim has been launching short-range ballistic missiles this year as if they were bottle rockets on the Fourth of July, though he probably wouldn’t like that analogy. Yet, he cryptically warned the U.S. that it has only until the end of this year to change its stance on his country or he would consider taking an unspecified “new path.”
                Trump has been cautioned against calling Kim “Rocket Man” again, but what if he called him “Sprocket Man” or “Socket Man?” Would this still irk the Dear Leader? How about “Pocket Man?” Would that make Kim go down a new path? “Docket Man?” would make Kim sound like a legal guru. How insulting could that be? Maybe Trump could refer to Kim as “Rock It Man!” That could even be a tribute. “I have to tell you, you ‘Rock It, Man!’” 
“Missile Man?” That has nice alliteration and would make Kim sound like a superhero, no?
“Projectile Person?” This term would have the advantage of being politically correct, though that isn’t a “thing” in North Korea.
It used to be said that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Those days are long gone. Here and abroad.  


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

London Terrorist Subdued By Unusual Object


                The bystanders who subdued Usman Khan, the once and future terrorist, after he killed two people and injured several others near the London Bridge recently, were anything but pedestrian. One of them was a Polish chef named Lukasz, according to The Sun newspaper. Lukasz, who works at Fishmonger’s Hall, where the attack began, saw Khan begin slashing at people with a large kitchen knife and then head out into the street. Lukasz grabbed a 5-foot-long ornamental narwhal tusk* off the wall and, with the help of another man wielding a fire extinguisher, eventually overpowered Khan.
                Lukasz suffered a significant injury during the incident. Khan was finally shot dead by police. No one knows how many more people would have been killed and injured had the Polish Chef not had the presence of mind to utilize a narwhal tusk as a weapon to stop a terrorist attack.
                One man and one woman were stabbed to death in the assault. According to the BBC, the man has been identified as Jack Merritt, a University of Cambridge graduate who, ironically, worked for a prison rehab nonprofit. Khan had been released from prison “on license,” meaning he had to meet certain conditions to avoid being re-incarcerated. I’m guessing he didn’t meet them. But, hey, what are five people killed or injured compared to the P.C. points awarded for letting a convicted Muslim terrorist out of prison early for good behavior? Also ironically, Khan started the attack during a conference on prisoner rehabilitation called, “Learning Together.” 
                The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that Khan is one of its fighters.
                I can only hope that Khan saw Lukasz coming and thought: “What the…I think is narwhal tusk! Oh shit, I am screwed!”
                And what did we Learn Together? Look for Britain, ever vigilant in preventing its native citizens from defending themselves, to demand that all extant narwhal tusks be registered, turned in to authorities, or destroyed.
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*A narwhal is a mid-sized whale sometimes known as the "unicorn of the sea" because of its distinct "tusk", which is actually a tooth. It lives in Arctic waters in the vicinity of Canada, Greenland and Russia.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

"My" Pronouns


                The transgender rights movement, like bowel movements, appears to be unstoppable. This is due to the sheer ignorance, overwhelming desire to be liked, inexhaustible tolerance, and remarkable cowardliness on the part of most of the roughly 99.5% of the population that does not identify as “non-binary.”
                Many in the trans community are demanding to be called by their own “preferred pronouns.” If a trans person doesn’t wish to identify as either gender, the person often doesn’t want to be referred to as “him,” or “her,” preferring to be called “xim” or “zer” for example. Many of these individuals prefer to be addressed as “they.”
                Card-carrying progressive that I am, I don’t think that goes far enough. I don’t think that’s forcing others to be “woke” enough, either. Therefore, I am henceforth demanding to be referred to not just by my preferred pronouns, but by my preferred nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, as well. I would encourage everyone to do the same. There are too many words and terms out there that are pushed on us by the patriarchy and foisted upon us by the feminists.
                Nouns that begin with “man,” such as mane, manual, manure and maniac could—and should-- easily be converted to the gender neutral “xane,” “zanual,” “personure,” and “individualiac,” for example. Similarly, a non-inclusive adjective like “many” could be rendered less offensive if converted to “xany.” Alternately, less gender-specific terms like “lots” or “a shitload” could be employed. Verbs such as “mandated” and “manage” could be eschewed in favor of “required” and “deal with.” Even an adverb the likes of “manifestly” could be made trans-friendly by substituting “person” for “man.” “Personifestly” is self-evidently more welcoming…and sounds softer and less toxically masculine.
                On the other hand, words that start with the cis-gendered “her” or “gal” should also be phased out. “Herbal” could be replaced by “flowery,” for instance. “Gallon,” “gallery,” “galaxy,” and “gallstone” could all be modified in the service of transgenderism, perhaps by simply swapping the beginning “g” with a “z” or a “q.” “Herpes” could become “xerpes.” “Hermaphrodite,” however, is such a great word with such an important meaning, that it should be allowed to remain in our lexicon.
                Clearly derogatory words like “womanizer” and “maneater” should be expunged from the English language altogether, to be replaced by less accusatory and more inclusive terms such as “personizer” and “beingeater.”
                In conclusion, if a typically bigoted, cis-gendered rube was going to say to me, “You are a pile of manure, you maniac. One who has many problems, and probably herpes,” I would ask that they use my preferred parts of speech. If they complied, their previously defamatory and cis-gender-biased, non-inclusive insult would read, “They are a pile of personure, they individualiac. One who has xany problems, and probably xerpes.” And if they didn’t, they would be fined, fired or jailed. Crazy enough for you?
                When we render language meaningless, we diminish what it means to be human. When we “fundamentally transform” the language, we “fundamentally transform” ourselves.
And we will all be…transfixed.
               


Uncontrolled Gun Control Idiocy


                Gabrielle Blair is a popular parenting and design writer, blogger, mom of six, and New York Times bestselling author. “Gabby” (as she says some call her) claims her site, Design Mom, is “all about the intersection of design and motherhood,” and adds, “I think you’re going to love reading Design Mom.” Why? She touts her site as having “the most thoughtful parenting ‘convos’ on the web.”
                Hopefully they are more thoughtful then the comments she recently made on Twitter to Exposing Gun Control, a site against stricter gun control regulations. Blair said “a gun extremist will immediately imagine an armed intruder who has come to murder” when thinking of protecting his or her family. She then flatly states: “That’s not going to happen.” She reiterates, saying, “The thing you don’t understand: There isn’t going to be an armed intruder. That’s just your paranoia.”
                Tell that to the 200,000-plus victims of violent household burglaries in the U.S. every year. According to the Department of Justice, on average there are nearly 3.7 million home invasions each year. And, each year, over one-half million citizens use a firearm in self-defense.
                Gabby stated: “The reality is, you’re probably going to die of heart disease or diabetes, or just old age and natural causes.” Maybe…if I protect myself and my family from violent criminals, Nostradamus. She noted that “people who actually interact and care for children each day” think of things like “using car seats, preventing hormones and dangerous chemicals in food, child-proofing the cleaning supplies and (preventing) schoolyard bullying.” Yes, I can’t sleep most nights worrying about a hormone getting past me into my children’s food.
                Ms. Blair seems oddly possessed by inanity. She continued exercising her anti-gun demons by declaring: “If you want to protect your family, things like seatbelts, fire alarms, and life insurance are your best bet.” This might be hard for you to fathom, Gabby, but gun owners utilize these things, too. @designmom’s thread of nonsense continued unabated. She wrote, “I for sure value the lives of children more than your right to own a gun. FOR SURE. 100%.”
  I’m sure I speak for all my fellow firearms owners when I say, “I for sure value the lives of my children—and other loved ones and innocents—more than your right to spew non sequiturs across the Twitterverse, Gabby.”
 Then Ms. Blair, ever happy to beat a dead horse, reiterated her earlier reiteration, saying: “There are far better ways to protect your family than a gun. Get a life insurance policy.”
 Au contraire, Ms. Blair. Get a gun. That way, perhaps your loved ones won’t need their life insurance policies…just yet.
 Unless you’d rather get cold, hard cash for their cold, dead bodies.



Monday, December 2, 2019

Progress Or Devolution?


We have entered an era of almost limitless tolerance for former taboos, yet extreme intolerance for traditional norms. And the concept of “norms” itself.
Every aspect of what is mainstream and what is fringe is being inverted, flipped, reversed. Christianity is becoming a fringe belief, mocked by elites and shunned by youth. Many progressives view its adherents as backward folk, hicks who “cling to their guns and their Bibles” while worshipping a “guy in the sky.” The LGBTQIA+ community is now mainstream. Drag queens are reading to grade-school age kids all across the ever fruitier plain. “Queer” has become a term of endearment, one used so frequently it is anything but odd or unusual. The “work ethic” is now a fringe concept seen as a tool of white supremacy, while an entitlement mentality is mainstream, ubiquitous. “Faith, family and freedom” has morphed into “State, village and socialism.” The ethos of “pulling oneself up by one’s own bootstraps” has been supplanted by “what’s in it for me?”
The Marlboro Man has been replaced by the Metrosexual. The bigger tragedy is we think that’s a good thing. Cigarette smoking is now essentially regarded as a crime. As is being a traditional male. The “strong and silent type” was once considered the model. Now it’s more often considered “toxic masculinity.” Smoking pot, however, is seen as cool, possibly even healthy. Which is why it’s being legalized in state after state. Pass the Doritos.
The First Amendment has been forced to yield to tiny “free speech zones” on college campuses. Nearly as many Millennials believe in banning “hate speech,” meaning speech with which they disagree, as believe in freedom of speech. The Second Amendment, guarantying the right to protect oneself and one’s family, is under fire as we speak and will-- at some point—almost certainly be stripped, gutted and possibly even repealed.
In America, we used to talk about how lucky we are and count our blessings. Everyone was born with equal rights, granted by the Creator, to pursue life, liberty and happiness. That mindset, which had been mainstream for two centuries, is now a fringe notion. The idea that American society is unfair, racist, bigoted, misogynistic and xenophobic is now mainstream. It pollutes and infects virtually all of academia, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, Big Tech companies, the Democratic Party, and the mainstream media. This is as ironic as it is wrong. The wealthier we have become, the more tolerant and open, the more those in these positions of influence berate America. Today, as I write this, we have the lowest unemployment rate in history for African-Americans, Hispanics and women. An African-American has been president. A woman will likely be president soon. There are multiple Muslims in Congress. Gays and lesbians, too. Yet the “progressive” elites, in Chicken Little-like fashion, louder and louder yell: “The Sky is Falling.” 
The mainstream belief used to be that the Earth’s climate has changed dramatically over time of its own volition. Or God’s. This is now an antiquated view. It has been replaced by the absolute certainty that every drought/flood/tornado/hurricane/fire/cold spell/hot spell/ gust of wind/dew drop/beached whale is caused by greenhouse gases man has carelessly sent into the atmosphere. This is mated with the concurrent assumption that President Trump is bent on giddily if fiendishly speeding up the process of global warming so that, by the turn of the century, the planet will be a smoldering orb unable to sustain life of any kind.
The formerly universal concept of “the truth” has been cast aside in favor of the idea of “your truth,” as if truth were no more than an object that could be picked up in a store.

“I kind of like that truth there, Bob. What do you think of it?”

“Keep your hands off it, Al, I’m buying it! It’s going to be my truth from now on. You can get your own truth.”

              As someone-- perhaps Selwyn Duke, familiar to American Thinker readers—once astutely observed, “the further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”  This hostility leads them to brand the truth as “hate speech.” Sadly, that’s precisely what’s happening. Here and now.

  And that is the truth.

               

Sunday, December 1, 2019

This Week In Real Fake News


  MSNBC’s Joy Reid, host of “AM Joy,” was forced to issue a correction and apology recently after her show aired a photo of white supremacist Richard Bertrand Spencer during a segment on an op-ed former Navy Secretary Richard Vaughn Spencer had written for the Washington Post. Reid was informed of the error later in the show and said: “I want to make a quick correction—this is a big correction. Earlier in the segment, as we were talking about Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer.” She added, “Very, deeply sorry for that mistake.” Actually, “AM Joy” didn’t show “the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer,” as it showed an image of…white supremacist Richard Spencer. it showed the wrong image of former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, so that was technically another error. But, what the hell, give them a break. It’s hard for a cable news network to get its facts straight.
            Apparently, it’s hard for a news magazine to get its facts right, too. Newsweek recently fired Jessica Kwong, the reporter who wrote a story-- published on Thanksgiving morning-- claiming President Donald Trump would spend his Thanksgiving holiday golfing. The report was headlined, “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”

Kwong was wrong.

Turns out, the president flew to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with American troops stationed there. Don’t you just hate it when someone you’re trying to embarrass does something so kind and unselfish? Newsweek subsequently issued a statement to the Washington Examiner, explaining that the cock and bull story had been fully corrected, Kwong had “been terminated,” and promising that it would take further action if an investigation deems it necessary.


Saturday, November 30, 2019

New York To Pay Suspects To Attend Their Trials


                We’ve all heard the term, “crime doesn’t pay.” That is, however, no longer true in New York. The Empire State is planning to eliminate bail for many criminals, including those who have been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, aggravated assault on a child under the age of 11, and selling drugs on school grounds. The new law will go into effect January 1st, but may be applied retroactively, as well. In light of this, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come up with a plan to entice accused lawbreakers to show up for their court dates: he will offer them gift cards and tickets to baseball games. De Blasio said, “if small incentives” lead to “speedier trials” his pay-the-perp plan would be “smart policy,” even though the city has no idea how much the plan would cost.
                Rep. Brian Kolb (R-N.Y.) begs to differ, saying the program “threatens public safety and is a disservice to law-abiding citizens.” He added, “With every law that New York Democrats roll back, our streets become less safe.” Kolb also noted, “Their platform that caters to convicts and protects hardened criminals puts the rest of us in danger.”
                That’s the point, Rep. Kolb.
                Democrats love criminals. That’s why they reward them for committing crimes. That is neither a hyperbolic nor preposterous statement. It is a fact. It is why they welcome illegal aliens and want to shower them with benefits at the same time they want to tax the hell out of American citizens in fly-over country. (And take away their guns). They want to replace the more independent and therefore troublesome Middle-American voters with more dependable voters who owe them for excusing their trespasses…and giving them free shit, as well.
                I can see de Blasio offering incentives to accused criminals on the basis of their alleged crimes. “Come to your trial and receive the following rewards*:
-jaywalker: $10 Subway gift card
-selling drugs to minors: $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card
-aggravated assault on a child under 11 years of age: pair of tickets to a New York Mets game
-criminally negligent homicide: 75” Samsung 4K Smart UHD television

*other prizes available upon request!”

                The Big Apple: where crime does pay…’cuz de Blasio does, too!



Friday, November 29, 2019

Giving Birth Worst Thing For Global Warming


Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat recently wrote: “In terms of carbon emissions that lead to global warming, there’s probably nothing worse we can do on an individual basis than take an intercontinental flight.” Apparently, he was mistaken. Shortly thereafter, The Times published University of Washington Professor Emeritus Stephen Warren’s reply to Mr. Westneat: “Actually, there is something worse. Having a child.” According to an article on the website Campus Reform, Professor Warren suggested that the average child adds the carbon equivalent of 2,700 round-trip flights from Seattle to Europe to their parent’s carbon legacy. He continued: “By choosing to reproduce, you’re responsible for some fraction of the carbon-dioxide emissions of your children and grandchildren, and all their descendants. This is your ‘carbon legacy.’” No wonder why the Democrats are so pro-abortion.
By Professor Warren’s logic, it all goes back to Adam and Eve. Their original sin was giving birth. God is ultimately to blame, then. His command to “Go forth and multiply,” was, in retrospect, a terrible mistake. Adam and Eve took Him (or Her?) literally. By the time they left the Garden of Eden, they had spawned four generations numbering 1,647 descendants. They must have hated the Earth.
The good news is that researchers at Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley, in a recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, predicted that global warming will boost suicide rates worldwide. (Yay!! Down goes our carbon footprint!). The study’s lead author, Marshall Burke, told Berkeley News that researchers “found very strong evidence that abnormally hot weather increases both suicide rates and the use of depressive language on social media.” (Is global warming self-correcting?).
Alright, men, do your duty.  Go get a vasectomy. Looks like a “carbon legacy” will be the only legacy you are allowed to leave. And keep that one to a minimum, won’t you?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Melania Trump Booed At Youth Opioid Summit


                First Lady Melania Trump recently spoke at a youth summit in Baltimore in an effort to help combat the growing opioid crisis in America. Upon taking the stage for her “Be Best” initiative, she was greeted by loud boos from the audience. Despite this, she pressed on, urging young people to speak up if they were struggling with addiction. She said, over a chorus of boos, “Thank you to all of the students who are here. I am so proud of you for the bravery it takes to share that you have been strongly affected by the opioid epidemic in some way,” according to a CNN reporter present at her speech. The First Lady added: “Promoting education and awareness on these issues will always be one of my top priorities. I am in this fight with you and I am fighting for you. I encourage you, if you are struggling with addiction right now, reach out for support—whether it’s a teacher, parent, friend, grandparent, coach or pastor, talk to an adult in your life that you trust. It is never too late to ask for help.”
                Booing the First Lady while she is speaking is bad enough. Doing it while she is reaching out to help you is beyond the pale. And doing it even after her husband, the President of the United States, had earlier that day donated his entire $100,000 third-quarter salary to combat the very opioid epidemic of which she was speaking…is truly despicable.
                The Associated Press reported that Trump’s salary will be paid to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, the agency that oversees federal public health programs. The AP report noted that Trump’s cash will be earmarked to “continue the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis.”
                Unfortunately, Melania, it is too late to ask for help for those with Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). They are so addicted to hatred of the president they can’t wait ten minutes between hostility highs. And, rather than looking for a cure, they are determined to spread their sickness to everyone near and far, old and young. Like the kids who booed Melania.




Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CNN's Don Lemon Calls Trump Supporters "Mental"


On Tuesday, November 19th, CNN anchor Don Lemon made a mind-boggling statement. He said, of the ongoing impeachment hearings, “I think on this one, the Republicans are on the wrong side of history, and they are the most hypocritical. I’m not a partisan. I know people think that I’m some liberal Democrat. I’m not.” He went on to say, “I don’t think the Republicans are serving themselves well.” Talk about hypocrisy! If Lemon isn’t “partisan,” neither were Hitler or Stalin. Lemon is to hypocrisy as Macy’s is to Thanksgiving Day parades. And it is the Democrats who are demonstrably damaging themselves with this carefully—if bizarrely-- orchestrated farce.
Incredibly, Lemon called the impeachment hearing testimony of Wednesday, November 20th, “explosive” and deemed it “not a good day” for the president. In fact, the painfully boring and tedious testimony went a long way towards exonerating Trump. Again. One wonders if Mr. Lemon would characterize testimony that Bill Clinton is a “fibber” and a “bit of a womanizer” as “explosive.” Does he think watching paint dry is “spine-tingling” and rearranging his sock drawer is “thrilling” and “dangerous?”
Then he truly lost it, stating: "I have to say, at this point if you're continuing to say that there was no, as they say, 'quid pro quo,' or the president didn't ask, whether or not it's impeachable, that again is not up for me to decide, not up for you to decide, that's up for the Senate to decide and the American people. But to deny that the president did not do something wrong at this point is... it's... it's mental. It is mental." He added: "If you can look at the mountain of evidence and say, 'Oh, nothing's wrong, the president didn't do anything wrong, he's just rooting out corruption,' you've got a problem because that is not what happened... the problem is you." (Emphasis mine).
“Mental?” What does that even mean? I know what it’s supposed to mean, and it is anything but politically correct. In fact, it really is hurtful to those with mental illness, psychological issues and/or low I.Q.s. What was he thinking?
Someone should inform Mr. Lemon that impeachment hearings aren’t held to discover if a president has done “anything wrong.” They are held to determine if he committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” sins so egregious they cannot be overlooked in a functioning democratic republic. Speaking of hypocrisy, Lemon once said of Antifa, “No organization’s perfect.” Does Lemon think Barack Obama ever did “anything wrong?” JFK? LBJ? Don Lemon?
Remember, Don Lemon, his mainstream media comrades, progressive elites and The Swamp Dwellers are beyond reproach. As Lemon so eloquently put it: you are the problem.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

President Trump Hosts "Conan" The Hero Dog


                President Trump recently welcomed Conan, the heroic military dog that helped rid the world of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to the White House. Trump, his First Lady Melania, and Vice President Pence hosted Conan and a few human members of the Special Ops team that took Baghdadi out. The president presented Conan with an award in the Oval Office before the group stepped outside to the Rose Garden to allow the reporters assembled there to get a look at Conan and his handler. Trump acknowledged the reporters, stating: “Good morning. So, this is Conan—right now, probably the world’s most famous dog.”
                A Washington Post reporter tweeted out a six-minute video of the blissfully light-hearted and upbeat event. Unfortunately, as is usually the case with Twitter, ugliness ensued. Joan Walsh, a CNN political analyst and commentator with over 344,000 Twitter followers, took to the Platform of Pinheads to castigate President and Mrs. Trump for not petting Conan during the photo op. Really. Walsh, also the author of the book, “What’s the Matter with White People,” later tweeted, “I am being slammed for my Conan tweets by MAGA and I do want to apologize: Conan is actually a female dog, God bless her. So, I’m especially shocked Trump didn’t…well, you know.”
                Walsh let the world know that she was “shocked” that the president didn’t sexually assault the courageous canine in the White House. (Though I’m guessing she was an apologist/admirer of President Clinton). Nothing but class, Ms. Walsh. The kind that we’ve come to expect from CNN employees and associates.  
                That same day, President Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act that Congress passed earlier this fall, making certain acts of animal cruelty federal felonies. As he put his imprimatur on the bill in an Oval Office ceremony, Trump remarked: “Our nation’s animals have played a vital role in the development, settlements, security and happiness of our country. So true, we had a great dog named Conan here just a little while ago so it’s very fitting that [the bill signing] was on the same day…Conan was something and created quite a stir.” He added, “We have the responsibility to honor the dignity of God’s creation. With today’s Act we take the critical step of being more responsible and humane stewards of our planet.” What a monster!
                There has been confusion as to the Belgian Malinois dog’s sex. Defense officials now say that Walsh was incorrect, and Conan is really a male dog. Or maybe he just identifies as male.
                What is certain is that Conan isn’t the barbarian in this story. Walsh—and those of her ilk—laid clear claim to that title.
               
               

Bloomberg News Vows Not To Investigate Democrats


                Bloomberg News recently announced that it would not investigate its founder, Michael Bloomberg, who has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. The supposedly independent news outlet also stated that it would not investigate any of the contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, but would, however, continue to aggressively investigate President Trump.
                John Micklethwait, the outlet’s editor in chief, wrote a memo to staffers in which he stated: “We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries. We cannot treat Mike’s Democratic competitors differently from him.” He added, “For the moment, our P & I team will continue to investigate the Trump administration.”
                Yes, BN must extend the courtesy of non-investigation to “Mike’s” competitors, but not to the President of the United States, of course. (Or to Republicans in general, obviously).
                Media bias? Perish the thought!  All media outlets are as honest as the day is long. (Is that a day in the Northern Hemisphere in the winter?). I don’t know why so many are skeptical of the news that is proffered to them. I can’t imagine how President Trump can think there is such a thing as “fake news.”
                The mainstream media, whether in Europe, Israel, Australia, Canada, or the United States, is largely composed of people so ideologically—I would say “Ideoillogically”—blinded to truth and reason that it simply can no longer be trusted to deliver unbiased news. In most cases, it no longer tries to do so. And now it doesn’t even bother trying to hide that fact… ironically, often the only fact it doesn’t attempt to obscure.



Monday, November 25, 2019

Impeachment Theater Clown Show


President Trump has characterized House rep. Adam Schiff's impeachment hearings as "theater."  "Theater" is correct, and a very specific kind of theater it is.
All that is missing from it is a circus barker.  But based on how it's unfolded, it's only a matter of time before one shows up.
First, Democratic California (of course) congresswoman Katie Porter showed up on Capitol Hill dressed as Batgirl for the impeachment hearings against President Donald J. Trump.  More recently, a drag queen named "Pissi Myles" flounced through the halls of Congress on "her" way to cover this modern-day version of the Salem Witch Trials.
Then, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, deputy assistant secretary of state George Kent and ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor "testified" about conversations of which they had no direct knowledge.  This led Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) to rise in support of their testimony and offer what he termed "a primer on hearsay."  Quigley actually said: "Hearsay can be much better evidence than direct" and added, "It's certainly valid in this instance."  Of course it is.
"Hearsay can be much better evidence than direct"?  Really?  That belief would shatter Western jurisprudence and destroy the American legal system and the precepts on which it is founded.  Evidence, schmevidence!  Give me hearsay, rumor, gossip, and innuendo!  Then we can detain and incarcerate anyone for any reason — or no reason!  Been accused of something by somebody?  Off you go to the Gulags, pal!  Evidence?  No, but better yet, we had hearsay!
We've all heard the famous legal term "preponderance of the evidence."  The Democrats want to amend that to "preponderance of the hearsay."
Courtrooms will be a very different place if Quigley's Primer is adopted.  "Enough with the direct evidence, prosecutor!  Do you have any indirect hearsay?  Wild allegations?  Preposterous accusations?  Water-cooler gossip?  Rank speculation?  Salacious innuendo?  Hmm?"
How did we let it get to this point?  We dispensed with the Founders' wisdom and chose "tolerance" over virtue, truth, and sanity. 


Sunday, November 24, 2019

California Burning (Requiem For A Republic)


The erstwhile “Land of Milk and Honey” is now the land of syringes and human fecal matter on the streets. Homelessness is rampant. Fires burn. Power has been shut off to hundreds of thousands of people. Perishables are spoiling. Darkness reigns in too many areas.  
The similarities between what is now occurring in parts of California and what is happening, albeit on a larger and more desperate scale, in Venezuela, are many and chilling. Or should be. Venezuela is another former paradise, the onetime jewel of the Caribbean. It, too, has gone figuratively—and literally—dark. The necessities of life have become scarce, though it sits on the world’s largest pool of black gold. Though the nation also possesses large reserves of natural gas, bauxite, iron ore, diamonds and gold, people have resorted to eating zoo animals-- and their pets-- to stave off starvation. Power is often scarce, potable water, too. Millions have fled the country altogether. All of this misery and privation has been brought to Venezuelans courtesy of years of Socialist rule.
And now California, too, grows dark. And for many of the same reasons. Its massive homelessness problem has been brought about by government mandating rent and price controls. The state has essentially sanctioned massive drug use by coddling abusers. Gas and electricity, and therefore most other things, are much more expensive then in other states due to its incredibly restrictive environmental policies. It has the biggest gap between the highest income earners and the lowest of any state in the union. The state’s government has refused Pacific Gas and Electric’s petitions to perform controlled burns to prevent accidental fires.
California, ironically, is the home state of Ronald Reagan, who once proclaimed it to be, “Morning in America.” And he made it so. Sadly, Democrat-run California is now experiencing “Darkness at Noon.” If Democrats should win the presidency and the Senate in the 2020 national elections, it will be “Mourning in America.” Possibly forever.
Reagan warned us: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” The formerly Golden State is showing us that this is indeed true. He now lies in Simi Valley, fires raging around him, waiting in silence to lead us back to that shining city on a hill, if only we believe in ourselves more than we believe in rule by establishment elitists. Reagan led us out of the abyss once before, a time of high inflation, high unemployment, high interest rates, and low morale. “Malaise,” as it were. Before taking office, Reagan stated: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” This is certainly true of the crisis facing California today.
Whether “Requiem for a Republic” aptly describes the downfall of California alone, or the country as a whole, will largely be determined on November 3rd, 2020. One thing is certain. When it comes to the relative merits of Socialism and Capitalism, the truth… is unimpeachable.


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Mattel Introduces "Non-Partisan" Uno


                Mattel recently introduced a new, “non-partisan” version of its popular Uno card game, designed to help prevent politics from ruining people’s holiday get-togethers. The special edition Uno will feature orange and purple cards instead of the usual “politically charged” red and blue cards. Even the packaging will be a bipartisan purple. The box also sports the message: “No red or blue cards means no taking sides!” The deck also comes with an extra “VETO” card that can be played to silence any political disagreement, should one spontaneously erupt despite the non-partisan-hued cards. This limited edition, apolitical Uno is available now at your local Walmart for the low, low price of $5.99.
                Does the color of playing cards typically cause violent political disagreements among friends and family members over the holidays? Call me a skeptic (and many have), but I find this hard to believe. Personally, a green card (so-to-speak) wouldn’t incite me to go on an anti-Islam rant, nor would a blue and white one send me on an anti-Zionist tirade.
I wonder what other “games” set Americans off. I don’t know if any leftists would play Monopoly, but, if they did, I can see them saying things like, “Electric company? They are responsible for massive environmental degradation! Can I sabotage them?” And, “Connecticut Avenue, Park Place? These are filled with rich people who don’t give a rat’s ass about the proletariat!” And, “Kentucky Avenue? I’m not going to buy that. Kentucky’s filled with a bunch of rednecks with bad teeth and loaded shotguns!” Or, “Oriental Avenue? Seriously? Microaggression! Appropriation!!”  
Perhaps Hasbro will introduce a non-partisan, politically correct, conflict-free version of its Risk board-game. Instead of trying to take over neighboring countries, players will work together to try to erase borders and build a one-world, Socialist government. Game pieces will be cast in pastel colors and the name will be slightly modified to “No-Risk” to avoid terrifying Millennial snowflakes.
Now, if we could only take all the stress, fear, pain and conflict out of the game of “Life,” we could all enjoy the holidays together, while eating our tofu turkeys and watching flag-football on our sustainable-energy-powered televisions.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar Mocks Jews


                Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) reacted to the news that billionaire Leon Cooperman would support former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s presidential bid by tweeting, “I wonder why?” and adding a “thinking” emoji. Omar’s noxious comments appeared just before she gave a speech to the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) at an event in Washington, D.C. I wonder why. Hmm. Thinking.
                CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Holy Land Foundation case in which it and five of its leaders were convicted of providing material support to Hamas, a known terrorist organization. Wonder why she spoke to them.
                According to The Left, if you didn’t vote for Obama you must be racist. If you didn’t vote for Hillary, you must hate women. If you aren’t fond of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you despise Latinos and women. And, if you don’t like Rep. Ilhan Omar, you obviously are Islamophobic. And, of course, blacks vote for blacks, women vote for women, Latinos vote for their fellow Latinos and Muslims vote for other Muslims. Or they are delusional and helping to perpetuate the straight, white, male, Christian patriarchy.
                But a Jew helping a fellow Jew? (Thinking emoji). Well, that’s just collusion, intolerance…and bigotry…for all the world to see.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Huffington Post Suggests Thanksgiving Be Cancelled


The Huffington Post recently suggested Thanksgiving be cancelled due to its large carbon footprint. The leftist “news” outlet recommended that people stop travelling for Thanksgiving so as not to use so much fossil-fuel generated energy. (So, if you liked the movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” you are an insensitive lout who doesn’t care about the planet). The HuffPost also said folks should eat less meat and more vegetables to lessen their environmental impact. So much for “Turkey Day.” Moreover, the site advised against purchasing ingredients sourced from far away. That’ll complicate your shopping a bit. “Excuse me, I see this salad dressing comes from New York. This is Nebraska. I mean, ‘hello!’ do you have anything from Omaha?”
Progressives have already largely expunged Columbus Day from our list of holidays. Columbus discovered America, so he’s been permanently blacklisted. Now they want to radically alter or ban Thanksgiving. Makes sense. They are more into feeling victimized, excluded, disrespected and marginalized than being thankful for anything. And they want everyone else to feel that way, too.
I’m sure the Huffing-and-Puffington Post (as Rush Limbaugh calls it) will soon call for a ban on Christmas, if it hasn’t already. Too many people travel too far to get home for Christmas, as well. Additionally, far too many turkeys, hams and other meats are prepared. And what about all the cookie baking? How much electricity are all those ovens set at 400 degrees Fahrenheit using up? What’s arguably even worse is all the trees cut down for the banal enjoyment of the rubes in flyover country. Talk about oxygen depletion! And artificial trees may be even worse for the planet! Then there are the exploited, non-union elves working 60-hour workweeks. And how much food do Santa’s reindeer have to eat to get the energy to fly all over the Earth? Reindeer flatulence alone probably contributes measurably to global warming. And we can add to all of this: chestnuts roasting over an open fire and the disposal/burning of countless tons of Christmas wrapping paper. Egads! Greenhouse gases galore! 
I’m guessing Slate will call for a moratorium on Easter celebrations this spring. It’s a religiously non-inclusive holiday steeped in rabbit appropriation and egg theft. The colored dyes could be dangerous and too much chocolate is consumed. Eating ham and lamb could be offensive to Muslims. Parades are a waste of energy, Easter bonnets a pointless misuse of fabric, usually only worn once a year in a shameless display of materialism.
Will the Daily Kos call for an end to Memorial Day? It’s a celebration of militarism and imperialism, is it not? How much material and energy is used making flags? And all the grilling sends toxic, planet-killing gases into the atmosphere.
Who can doubt Mother Jones will soon demand we do away with the Fourth of July?  The air and noise pollution all the fireworks generate is staggering! And celebrating the birth of the nation that misogynistic, white supremacists founded is patently offensive.
Put simply, to the progressive mind, any holiday, gesture or event that celebrates America or its heritage is bad.*
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*After 9/11 and during the Gulf War, progressives even warned Americans to stop putting magnetic or adhesive “Support Our Troops” decals on their cars as they could cause the paint underneath to discolor slightly over time.



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gorsuch Says America Faces Challenges In Civic Understanding


Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch recently appeared on the Fox News Channel’s program “The Story with Martha MacCallum." He remarked: “I think during the confirmation process, one of the things that struck me is that there are some challenges that we face today in civic understanding about our Constitution, and some of the freedoms and protections it provides.” Gorsuch noted that many citizens don’t understand what judges’ true roles are and added that he has found that about one-third of Americans can name all three branches of government, another third can name a single branch and a small percentage of people believe TV star "Judge Judy" serves on the Supreme Court with him. This explains the shockingly large number of people who think socialism is the answer-- and who vote for asshats, frauds and imbeciles like Bernie Sanders, Fauxcahontas and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It is almost certain that more Americans can name all three Kardashian sisters, three members of The Beatles, and at least three of the four NFC North teams than can identify the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the government of their republic. How is “higher education” working for us?
Judge Gorsuch was far too polite and sanguine when he said that we face “some challenges” today as regards our understanding of our own system of government and knowledge of history. This is akin to saying that “things weren’t easy” for the 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae or that September 11th, 2001 was not a “particularly good day” for air travel in the United States. The idiocracy grows in lockstep with the utter collapse of formerly beneficial institutions such as universities and the mainstream media/free press. When these institutions pick sides and traffic in indoctrination over information, the societies they are supposed to serve must eventually devolve into dystopian nightmares.
There are more than a few who think that the moon landing was faked, 9/11 was an “inside job,” Obama was a great president and Cuba is a shining example of The People’s will. History—taught objectively—is the most important subject. Knowledge of history is especially crucial to a viable republic, for history reveals consistent patterns. Not even math or science is as important a factor to sustaining a nation, for it is history—alone—that tells us both where we were and where we are headed, if we examine it with clear eyes and sound mind.





Tuesday, November 19, 2019

South Dakota Launches New Ad Campaign: "Meth. We're On It."


                South Dakota recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at the methamphetamine crisis. The comprehensive campaign includes a television ad, billboards, posters, and even a website, and was put together by an advertising agency based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. The state’s Department of Social Services spent almost $450,000 of taxpayer money to come up with the message.

                Which is: “Meth. We’re on it.”

                Really. I swear it.

                The television ad depicts a series of people declaring, “I’m on meth.” A voice-over states, “Meth is not someone else’s problem. It’s everyone in South Dakota’s problem, and we need everyone to get on it.”

                I have a message for the ad agency: “Dumb. You are that.”

                But perhaps I judge too harshly. Other states quickly followed South Dakota’s lead and came out with terse, ironic ad campaign slogans of their own. California, for example, unveiled a new ad, stating: “Poop. We’ve got it.” Utah responded with: “Wives. We have more.” Neighboring Nevada rolled out: “Gambling. We’re on a roll.” Colorado now proclaims: “High? You know it!” Wisconsin freshly debuted: “Cheese. ‘Nuff said.” And Iowa is purported to be in the final stages of prepping its new tourist promotion: “Corny. So be it.” Lastly, New York just launched a new public service ad with the memorable phrase: “AOC. We’re in her.”

Joy Behar Encourages Democrats To Deceive Voters


                Beto O’Rourke recently announced that, if elected, he would forcefully mandate that people give up certain types of their “automatic” firearms. Shortly after that, he withdrew from the race, saying: “I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”
                Despite this obvious correlation, “The View” co-host Joy Behar said that O’Rourke shouldn’t have told voters that he planned to take their firearms away. Indeed, she said he—and other Democrats—should wait until after they are elected to strip American citizens of their Second Amendment rights. Behar said: “If you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take the guns away! Don’t tell them ahead of time!”
                What a great illustration of the elite’s disdain for the common folk. Behar wants politicians to deliberately deceive voters-- about a matter of life and death. She literally—publicly-- called for totalitarianism and the repeal of individual, natural rights. Screw the Constitution, to hell with the Bill of Rights. Dispense with democracy, transparency and the idea of a government of, by and for the people. Instead, lie to them and then violate their property rights, liberty, and perhaps their right to life.
                Behar’s comments are shameless and shocking, but perfectly reflective of the leftist mindset. Behar and her ilk believe they know better than you no matter what the subject, and, ergo, should be permitted—indeed mandated—to control every aspect of your lives. Even if they must deceive you to gain that power.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Obama Cautions Democratic Presidential Contenders


                Former President Barack Obama spoke out recently, saying voters “don’t want to see crazy stuff” from the Democratic presidential candidates. He urged his fellow Democrats not to race too far to the left and risk turning off more moderate, independent, and undecided voters. The most radically progressive president in American history stated: “Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”

              This from the man who eagerly looked forward to “fundamentally transforming America.”

              This is akin to Clark Griswold telling his neighbors: “Show some restraint with your Christmas lights this year!”

              Predictably, unemployed drug-addled Leftist inhabitants of the Twitter-verse howled their disgust from deep inside their parent’s basements. Anarchists, Antifa asshats and assorted other “progressive” thugs, ignoramuses and morons were none-too-pleased at the admonition, either.  
  But will his intended targets, his fellow Donkeys take his advice?
              Within hours of the former president’s remarks, Bernie Sanders took to twitter to state, among other things, “It’s time for us to become the party that fights for queer liberation again!”

              Apparently not.