Thursday, February 28, 2019

AOC Says Trump Unprepared For SOTU

                Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently criticized President Donald Trump for being “unprepared” for his State of the Union address. This is like Bill Clinton accusing Trump of being a womanizer. AOC was utterly unprepared to enter Congress. She couldn’t even identify the three branches of American government. She couldn’t even identify the branch to which she was elected. 
                AOC told MSNBC host Rachel Madcow Maddow, “I don’t think he did his homework,” adding, “There was no plan. There was no plan to address our opioid crisis, there was no plan to address the cost of health care. There was no plan to increase wages.” But President Trump did have a plan to address the opioid crisis: build a wall on our southern border. He did have a plan to address the cost of health care, which already fell in 2018 because the Obamacare individual mandate was eliminated: he asked Congress to pass a bill to reduce or eliminate global freeloading. And build the wall. Wages have already been going up under the Trump administration, but he did have a plan to further increase them: build the wall.
                AOC and her fellow socialists weren’t happy with the president’s remarks criticizing socialism and highlighting the collapse of Venezuela under its recent Marxist leaders, either, calling them an “ad hominem attack.” No one in the history of the world has been the victim of more ad hominem attacks than President Trump has in the past three years. Ocasio-Cortez herself called him a “racist” recently and averred that Trump didn’t mean what he said about immigration in his SOTU address.
   Of Venezuela, she stated, “What we really need to realize is happening is that this is an issue of authoritarian regime versus democracy and in order for him to try to dissuade or throw people off the scent of the trail, he has to really make and confuse the public.” Huh? Speaking of confusing the pubic. The truth is that all socialist states are authoritarian by nature, whether starting as or devolving into brutal dictatorships like the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. Whereas President Trump gets hammered from every direction every day of the year and hasn’t imprisoned or executed anyone for it yet.
  Speaking of being “unprepared,” AOC trotted out her Green New Deal plan without any specifics of how to achieve the plan’s comically grandiose goals. Or how much it might cost. Or how to pay for it. AOC is not A-OK. There is one thing we can say with certainty about the GND: it would require an authoritarian regime to see it carried out.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Hadrian's Wall Engravings Recorded

                Archaeologists from Britain’s Newcastle University and Historic England are working to record some unique inscriptions carved into the walls of an ancient quarry near Hadrian’s Wall. The quarry provided the stone for the famous Roman Wall, which served as a defensive fortification in the then Roman province of Britannia. The wall was built over the course of six years, starting in 122 AD, during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, and was the northern limit of the Roman Empire. It was designed to keep the Scottish Picts from entering the area. 
                The sandstone inscriptions offer a glimpse into the lives of the Roman soldiers who built the 73-mile long, 10-foot wide, nearly 20-foot high fortification. The engravings include a caricature of an officer and a large penis, or phallus, which stood for good luck in Roman culture, and have been dated to 207 AD, when Hadrian’s Wall was being renovated.
                Markings were first discovered in the area in the 18th century, and the engravings have been degraded in recent years as the soft sandstone has eroded, leaving archaeologists scrambling to record all of the inscriptions before they are lost forever.
                Experts say the biggest take away from the find is that the ancient Romans placed graffiti on walls just like boys and men still do today, including references to authority figures and large pricks with balls hanging down. They say they are now intensifying their search for “There was a young girl from Nantucket…” and that they think they’ve found the beginnings of “What do you get when you cross a donkey with an onion? A piece of ass that will make you cry.”

                (Experts are baffled, however, as to why the Romans spent so much time and effort building the fortification, since we know that walls don't work)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

House Committee Moves To Strike God From Oath

                Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have moved to eliminate reference to God from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fox News reports. Instead of asking witnesses: “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you, God,” amended draft rules would have them asked, “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” Not only is the new oath 58% longer, I swear it just doesn’t flow as well or have the same impact. So help me.

Other potential changes in the new rules package, slated to be voted on this week, would include changing the phrase “his or her” (throughout the document) to “their,” the word “Chairman” to “Chair,” and expanding the committee’s authority over natural gas in Alaska and over fossil-fuel resources in general. Naturally. The rule changes are expected to pass—and would take effect immediately if adopted.

Modern-day Democrats have a tenuous relationship with God, indeed many are seemingly embarrassed by any acknowledgment of a supreme being at all. This first became clear at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. There was no reference to God in the original Democratic Party platform. Republicans mocked the omission and the Democratic powers-that-were decided to conduct an oral floor-vote of delegates to determine if God should make the cut. The convention chairman called for a vote…and then another…and then a third… before declaring that the “ayes” had it and God passed muster, despite the fact that “no” was the loudest response heard on each occasion. When the decision was announced, “boos” resounded throughout Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
More recently, the aptly-named Kirsten Sinema refused to place her hand on a Bible at her swearing-in ceremony. According to the Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life, the Arizonan is the only member of the Senate who does not identify as a member of a religion.

When one believes oneself to be flawless, God becomes at best unnecessary-- at worst, a usurper of adulation rightfully directed at you. Ergo, those who disagree with you become evil. 

And they think Trump is arrogant and unholy.  

Monday, February 25, 2019

Faith Leaders Bless Abortion Clinic

                Self-proclaimed “faith leaders” met in Columbus, Ohio this past November 9th to “bless” an abortion clinic.
                Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio gleefully issued a notice prior to the gathering stating: “Anti-abortion advocates do not have the monopoly on faith or God. Many faith leaders and people of faith hold that accessing and providing abortions are good and godly decisions.”
                Only people with faith in Planned Parenthood.
                A group called the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice was among those in attendance at the “interfaith” gathering. The Planned Parenthood notice continued: “During this clinic blessing, participants will gather with local faith leaders and guests to ask for God’s blessing upon Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s East Columbus Surgical facility, the abortion providers and staff, and all those who pass through the center.” The notice also said the “clinic blessing will create space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, especially abortion.” (Planned Parenthood clinics certainly create space in women’s wombs, albeit by silencing the voices of those they previously sustained).
                Planned Parenthood titled the notice: “Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision.”
                There was a reception after the “blessing.” Bet they brought their own beverages. I don’t think they offered Communion.
                This may be a new trend among some so-called “Christians” and Jews. According to The Blaze, 15 Christian ministers and Jewish rabbis gathered outside Cleveland’s Preterm clinic just over three years ago to bless that facility. The site reported that the “Very Reverend” Tracey Lind of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral gave the following blessing at the time: “Bless this building. May its walls stand strong against the onslaught of shame thrown at it. May it be a beacon of hope for those who need its services.”
    This sounds like a Monty Python sketch gone bad:
    “Bless the beautiful curette that will lovingly separate the fetus from its little head, bless the suction devices that will tear the now non-viable tissue mass into tiny pieces and suck them into a blessed bottle…”
    I cannot speak for God, but I’m guessing he may not be overly delighted to be beseeched to convey His holy blessing on the continuing Holocaust of the most innocent among us. Given that he gave his only Son that the rest of us might have the chance at eternal life, I think He would be far more likely to bless the roughly one and a half million babies that have been aborted each year since the practice was legalized in 1973.
   Speaking of population control, did the Nazis ask for God’s blessing of their concentration camps “Sacred Spaces of Decision”? Did Planned Aryanhood put out a notice touting this?
   I doubt these very same “faith leaders” would be keen to “bless” the facilities that carry out the death penalty on heinous criminals.
   The progressive religious leaders of today are no longer concerned with elevating their flock or even celebrating the holy. They are entirely consumed by waging a social justice war on traditional values, so that any behavior, especially their own, can be excused—or even celebrated. In the name of God.
   Look for them to blessing brothels and  drug dealers near you soon.
   “Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision?”
   Holy cow:  I’m blessing the Sacred Embrace of Derision.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Media Cheat On Tax Refunds

                I have a confession to make. I should have seen this coming. But, distracted by the Green New Deal and the Democrats sudden wholehearted embrace of all-out socialism at the very same time Venezuelans are starving and their socialist government is burning the food and relief supplies the capitalist U.S. has sent to them, I did not. I am talking about the media’s fixation on Americans who are suddenly “shocked” and “frightened” by ramifications of the new tax law recently passed by the Trump administration. I have seen no fewer than three articles on this “topic” already today (as I write this). 
                The typical article starts out by interviewing a couple who have always received a tax refund. They say something like, “We were shocked and dismayed…frightened really…when we found out that we were getting a smaller refund this year. We had no idea, no inkling. No one told us this would be the case. We had plans for that money that we will now not receive. We don’t know what to do!”
                Apparently, I.Q.s have been dropping even faster among American citizens in general than testosterone levels have been among men in particular. Here’s a helpful tip for the low-information voter and the media: when significantly less taxes are taken out of your earnings, you will get less back. In fact, in a sane society, if you didn’t pay any taxes at all, you couldn’t get a “refund.” Logically, you can’t be refunded what you never paid.
                Americans have become so dumb and docile that they utilize their own tax refund as if it was a gift from the government or alms from a charity group…that they’ve come to rely on. (This is why the government should have to wait to take "its" money until after the wage-earner receives a check for every last penny earned. Ideally, an IRS agent would have to physically knock on tax-payers doors and say, “Gimme 30% of your income in cash now, please, or I’ll have to run you in” for the message to take hold). Memo to the economically illiterate: overpaying throughout the tax year in order to get a “nice” refund the following year is foolish for two primary reasons. First, inflation averages 3%-4% a year and can be much higher. Therefore, the money you pay in is worth more than the money refunded to you later. Secondly, if instead of overpaying, you put the money you over-payed each pay period into an interest earning account and left it alone, it would accrue even more money. Imagine that!
                Of course, that would require a minimal level of discipline and even a little planning and budgeting, meaning that the vast majority of the public-education-addled, mainstream-media-imbibing, government-largess-loving sheeple will have none of it.
                Consider this analogy: you give your neighbor access to your bank account and agree to give him $1,000 a month to help him out. Instead, he takes $1,200 a month, but writes you a check for $2,400 the following year to repay you for the extra amount he took from you. Would you be thrilled? Would you come to rely on this “income?” Would you be upset, “shocked” and “frightened” if he stopped taking more than was agreed upon and returning it to you at a later date? This is insanity.
                Nearly 9 out of 10 taxpayers will pay less in taxes this year due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed despite the fact that not a single Democrat voted for it. Contrast this with the fact that 131 Democrats voted for President Reagan’s Economic Recovery Act of 1981 and 176 voted for the Tax Reform Act of 1986, both of which dramatically reduced tax burdens across the board, and one can see why the party is rapidly re-branding itself as the Democratic-Socialists.
                In a transparent and efficient system, no one would get a refund, as everyone would be paying what they are supposed to be paying, also known as what they “owe.” Which is the opposite of what idiots and Democrats want. Democrats want 70-90 percent top marginal tax rates obfuscated by all sorts of deductions and loopholes targeted at their friends and allies.
                So, the likes of Kamala Harris and “Sally O,” the Associated Press and the Washington Post, MSNBC and CNN, will bend over backwards to highlight those poor people who have been “robbed” of their refunds, even as they pay less in taxes overall. They are nothing more than charlatans, hucksters, purveyors of propaganda. They traffic in a soft evil by glorifying and promoting ignorance. They are Fake News. And they are an existential danger to a representative republic.
                Just ask the Venezuelans.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Breakdancing To Be Olympic Sport?

                France 24 reported that breakdancing is one of four additional sports likely to be included at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The other three are surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding. French organizers are required to submit the recommended list to the International Olympic Committee, which must approve the additions before their inclusion is official. The IOC will announce its decisions late in 2020, after the Tokyo Games. This would be the maiden appearance for breakdancing in an Olympics, while surfing, sport climbing, and skateboarding will all be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
                Various other IOC-recognized federations have submitted proposals for numerous other sports to be included, but the IOC is capping the number of athletes for the Paris Games at 10,500, making it less likely that other team sports will be approved. Twenty-eight sports are already on the program for the 2024 games, and local organizers say the need to construct new venues could also work against the inclusion of some new sports.
                Baseball will be a part of the Tokyo Olympics, as will Karate (naturally), and both could potentially be approved for Paris, as well. As could squash and something called Pétanque. The France Fencing Federation recently officially acknowledged “lightsaber dueling” as a competitive sport (which Sports Illustrated magazine touted as its weekly “sign of the apocalypse”), so the host nation could conceivably push for its inclusion.
                Think of this: “artistic” swimming predated baseball as an Olympic sport. And breakdancing, sport climbing, skateboarding and Pétanque could all be part of the 2024 Olympics and not baseball. If breakdancing makes the cut, it won’t be long until “moonwalking” joins it. If that is the case, I do not want to see the athletes making their way to the medal stand for the playing of the anthems.
                If more room is needed to add new sports, why don’t they just remove basketball, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics from the games? They are musty, old school relics. I’d like to see “air guitar,” quarters, tree climbing, Tiddlywinks, spelunking, Parcheesi and naked Twister added to the games. And table tennis should be replaced by beer pong. That would truly generate Olympic spirit! Who’s with me?

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders: Breadlines Are A "Good Thing"

                In the 1980s, America’s economy was surging, much like it is now. It was “morning in America,” and all boats were rising with the economic tide. Ronald Reagan was president, and the fruits of capitalism allowed him to stare down the Soviet Union and win the Cold War without firing a shot. The Evil Empire eventually collapsed under the weight of enervating, smothering, odious, soul-destroying socialism.
                But Bernie Sanders wasn’t buying it. In 1985 he said: "You know, it's funny. Sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is when people are lining up for food. That's a good thing. In other countries, people don't line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death.”
                No, that’s not how it works, Bernie. Never has been. Nobody lines up for food in the U.S., and the poor don’t starve to death like they do elsewhere. They go to grocery stores and select from a staggering array of produce from across all the food groups. They decide which cereal to buy from among hundreds of choices. They pick from regular, low-fat, no-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free, and a myriad other options. They choose between sea-salt, tomato basil, cracked-pepper and olive oil, barbecue, jalapeno, asiago cheese, cheddar, dill and a dozen other types of crackers. There are separate dairy, meat, bakery and deli departments. The federal government spends $75 billion dollars a year on a food stamp program to help those “less fortunate.” Shelters and volunteers feed the indigent and drug-addled around the country. The number one health problem in America is obesity. Even among her poor. Often because they are busy watching cable television or are immersed in their smart-phones. Income inequality between the rich and poor in America is less than in most other countries. All of this is due to a free market, capitalist economic system. (As the Carter and Obama years made abundantly clear, it is when we alter, modify, repress, or abolish parts of the free market economy that everything goes to hell in a communally-made sustainable hand-basket).
                Meanwhile, in Venezuela, people are leaving or starving or both. The failed socialist government (and there is no other kind) rations food, water and toilet paper. Much as was the case in the Soviet Union. North Koreans are also literally starving under the People’s Economic System. In Cuba, a class 5 hurricane can’t do much damage in economic terms, because there isn’t anything costly to destroy. Everywhere true socialism is deployed, the people lose freedom, weight and hope.
                Sorry, Bernie, but people standing in a 2-hour long line waiting to purchase bread, potatoes and toilet paper aren’t a sign of a healthy, egalitarian society.
                Your popularity, however, is a sign of an increasingly ignorant one.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

German Officials Attend Iranian Revolution Anniversary Celebration

            Apparently, there are those in Germany still looking for a Final Solution to the Jewish Question after all these years. Ja?
Niels Annen, a minister of state in Germany’s foreign ministry, and an official from the Iran desk at the ministry, recently attended a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. The pro-mullah-regime event was held at the Iranian Embassy in Berlin, according to Bild newspaper, and attendance by officials of the German government drew the ire of Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Grenell told Fox News, “No one should confuse the desire to have dialogue with a celebration marking 40 years of brutality. This sends a troubling mixed message.” A German foreign ministry spokeswoman downplayed the two officials’ appearance at the Islamic gala, telling Fox it was warranted to keep “channels of dialogue” open.
While the German government officials were attending the Mullah Mash, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was addressing a rally at Tehran’s Azadi Square, at which banners reading “Death to Israel,” “Death to America,” and “40 years of challenge, 40 years of U.S. defeats” were prevalent. The latter is a reference to the 1979 assault on the U.S. embassy in Tehran by radical Islamic thugs, and the ill-fated rescue attempt-- many months later—of the hostages they took. Coupled with the much more recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi by Islamic terrorists that killed four Americans, one would have thought Germany might have refrained from sending officials of its government to an embassy in Tehran to partake in a celebration of the birth of the Islamic Republic. A “republic” that seeks the destruction of the United States and that wishes to wipe Israel of the face of the Earth.

One would have been wrong.

Germany, France and the U.K. are all attempting to circumvent and evade U.S. sanctions against the murderous Iranian regime, prompting U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence to correctly characterize this as “an ill-advised step that will only strengthen Iran, weaken the EU and create still more distance between Europe and the United States.
Nor does it appear to matter to Germany that Iran is arguably the world’s biggest violator of human rights, recently executing someone solely because he was gay. As Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) explained to “By creating mechanisms to bypass the United States’ efforts to hold Iran accountable, the EU has made it clear that they intend to support Iran despite this kind of behavior.”
America has its own anti-Semites, including the truly vile Rashida Harbi Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (D-MN), who may or may not have temporarily married her biological brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, in a successful attempt to gain him entry to the United States. (He has since been evicted and is residing in the U.K.). Intolerant leftists such as Tlaib and Omar routinely call President Trump—and conservatives in general—fascists and Nazis. This is the classic progressive tactic of psychological projection. Trump doesn’t wish to exterminate the Jews. He has done more for them than anyone in recent memory.
Perhaps there is a logical reason Germany has welcomed so many Muslim immigrants in recent years. Perhaps they are not that far removed from the Third Reich. Or won’t be in a few more years. So, German officials, go ahead and celebrate the Iranian Revolution. Grab a non-alcoholic beverage and raise your glass for a toast: “Sieg heil!”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The [Blank] Monologues

                Students at St. Louis’ Washington University recently renamed the popular play “The Vagina Monologues” and broadened (pardon the pun) its focus in the name of inclusivity. The young scholars opened up the play to non-vaginal-centric themes and re-christened it, “[Blank] Monologues,” proving that you can take the vagina out of the play, but you can’t take the play out of the vagina. Or something like that.
                The young thespians (insert tired joke here) “spoke 20 different pieces, all centering around sexuality, sexual violence, body image and more,” stated Student Life, the school’s student newspaper. According to one student, this led to these topics—and vaginas—being “freely discussed without judgement.” The pupil’s paper opined: “This year, proceeds from ‘[Blank] Monologues’ support Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG), a nonprofit that works to build an inclusive community for trans, genderqueer, androgynous, intersex and allies in the St. Louis area. Having a vagina and being a woman are not mutually exclusive, and lessons learned during the performance are important for everyone, no matter their gender identity. Cis-gender women are not the only people affected by sexuality stigma. By supporting MTUG and rebranding from ‘Vagina Monologues’ to ‘[Blank] Monologues,’ this performance was welcoming to a more diverse group of viewers. This move was deliberate and effective, as more students than ever felt deeply affected by the words spoken.”

                In the long and storied history of human lunacy, no more insane words have ever been spoken-- or written-- than, “Having a vagina and being a woman are not mutually exclusive.”

                Is this a trend? Is removing a word or two from a title really an effective way to exhibit inclusivity? Should we “rebrand” other famous works? Should we refer to Lincoln’s [Blank] Address? I mean, what about those who gave their last full measure of devotion in battles other than Gettysburg? Perhaps we should talk of “The Bill of [Blanks]” or the iconic movie, “Gone With the [Blank]?” I mean, “Rights” has fascist overtones and what if someone wanted to go with Earth or Fire and not Wind? Has anyone thought of that?
                In fact, the [Skank] [Blank] Monologues also seems to me an insufficiently inclusive title. “Blank” means “empty,” “vacant” or “unfulfilled,” rather ironic when talking about the spot “vagina” once held. It certainly doesn’t seem inclusive or vagina-positive. “Mono,” for its part, means “single” or “one.” Overtly limiting and exclusive! “Logue” is a suffix denoting “speech” or “talk.” Ergo, “[Blank] Monologues” literally means “unfulfilled single speeches.” This is precisely the opposite of what the play is trying to achieve and convey.

                I must now tell the students at WU that I too have been deeply affected by the words you’ve spoken and written. So, in closing, I would like to say: “[Blank] you!”

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CNN Helps Kamala Harris Pick Out A Jacket

             Kamala Harris is running for president. Obviously, she will need to dress the part. So she went clothes shopping recently, with a couple of her best friends and a gaggle of reporters. Oh, I guess they are one and the same. Kaitlin Huey-Burns, a reporter for CBS, tweeted a video of Ms. Harris trying on a jacket in a Columbia, South Carolina boutique, accompanied by the text: “When the campaign trail takes you to a boutique and Maeve Reston spots a great sequined jacket for Kamala Harris to try on. #campaignfashionreport.”

            Reston is a CNN national political journalist.

            The video shows Harris (D-CA) trying on the Reston-approved jacket and posing in a mirror. At which point all the women burst into laughter because the jacket is a bit “loud.” NBC reporter Ali Vitali credited her fellow “journalist” Reston for inspiring the moment. Now this is “real” news. Real “inspiring.” What’s next? Will the candidate and the “journalists” get their nails done together while chatting about “The Bachelor?”
CNN has a long and storied history of casually cozying up to Democrats. The network’s Dana Bash took Nancy Pelosi out for ice cream recently-- in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland-- and proudly aired the segment shortly thereafter.
Not to be outdone, MSNBC has announced it will film a segment in which Joe Scarborough helps Elizabeth Warren pick out a skirt, and another in which Rachel Maddow helps Joe Biden shop for shoes. Moreover, CBS’s Jeff Glor is set to assist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in purchasing a negligee, while ABC’s “The View” co-hosts will help Cory Booker (D-N.J.; aka ‘Spartacus’) find just the right jock strap.
Conversely, no one at Fox News has yet offered to help President Trump with any part of his wardrobe.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Candy, Condoms & Clinics: VD Day At UCSB

                I’ve stopped saying—or even thinking— “Just when you think it can’t get any worse/dumber/more bizarre/fill-in-the-blank.” Because it always does. We are hell-bent on making it so. Or perhaps just Hell-bent. Case in point: students at the University of California-Santa Barbara were recently offered custom Valentine’s Day packages developed by fellow students in a “Principles of Marketing” class, according to The Daily Nexus. The “Valentine’s Day Grams” included chocolates, condoms and assorted sex toys. The students behind the project decided to donate part of the proceeds from the VD-Grams to Planned Parenthood California Central Coast (PPCCC).
                The marketing students had been instructed to create a “pop-up shop,” and elected to build it on a Valentine’s Day theme. For just $3.95, students could get a package containing “chocolate and gummy candies, a heart-shaped candle, eggplant and peach emoji stickers and a hand-written tag.” I honestly had to look up what eggplant and peach emojis symbolize. A penis and butt respectively, apparently. I don’t want to know what the hand-written tags said.
                For a mere $6 upcharge, the young scholars could get a deluxe package consisting of “a sex toy of their choice, ranging from dildos, vibrators, handcuffs or ‘pocket pussies.’” How could they make a profit? The budding marketing mavens offered the sex toys in part “to spare interested students the shame of walking into a brick-and-mortar sex shop.” What about the shame of walking into a clinic to abort your baby? Or the shame of having the money you used to purchase a sex toy going to promote abortion? I guess shame is in the eye of the beholder.
                The Daily Nexus reported students in the class considered their campaign a success, and not just because of the number of VD-Grams sold. As one put it: “It’s another way you can feel good about buying a product for a good cause. We’re trying to demystify and capitalize on the [sex toy] market, trying to add to it to make it [as] least stigmatized as possible.” What is the good cause, catering to the kid’s kinkiness or helping to exterminate babies? What’s that, it’s a twofer? Yay!
                A better name for the class would have been “Unprincipled Marketing.” The students used their “pop-up shop” to aid a (human) chop-shop. I can see them holding up their heart-shaped candles as they stand in front of a Planned Parenthood banner. If someone could “demystify” the love of aborting one’s own baby for personal convenience for me, I’d be much obliged.
                It is a chilling fact that most college-age kids have an unfavorable opinion of capitalism. It is even scarier to see that when they get a chance to utilize market principles, some opt to traffic in sex toys and death. And “feel good” about such a “good cause.”


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Tries To Quote The Bible

                By now we’ve all heard of “misgendering,” but there is such a thing as mis-attribution, as well. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke to a group of Christian university presidents recently and quoted her favorite Bible verse. Unfortunately, the verse she quoted was not, in fact, from the Bible. While discussing immigration, Pelosi said: “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.” Pelosi admitted she couldn’t locate the line in the Bible, but said it was there “someplace.” She then attributed it to a “bishop” whom she couldn’t identify. Pelosi has, according to reports, frequently cited the same quote as coming from the Bible. The quote appears fully 12 times in the congressional record from 2002 to 2018, with every reference coming from Pelosi herself, making the congressional record a sort of Department of Redundancy Department.
                Nor is this the first time Pelosi has confused other quotes with Bible verses. In 1987, the newly- elected Pelosi told Congress that “Hold the pickles hold the lettuce, special orders won’t upset us” came from Leviticus. In 1996 she turned to Bob Dole, who was then running for president, and said, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” adding, “That’s from Exodus 1-4,” I believe.
                More recently, she said that “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” is from Genesis, and that “Everybody Loves Raymond” hails from Deuteronomy. Then, after President Trump noted-- during his State of the Union address on February 5th-- that there were more women serving in Congress than ever before, she stood and shouted “Dilly, Dilly!” explaining it’s her favorite line from Numbers.
                (For those of you who think The Green New Deal is a great plan, the first paragraph of this post is absolutely true, the second and third paragraphs are what is known as parody, or “a spoof.”)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

NFL 2029

Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, California
Wednesday, September 11, 2029

NFL Network Announcer: “Welcome, everyone, to the start of the 2029 NFL season for us here at the NFL Network! We’re glad you could join us tonight. And an exciting match-up we have for you this evening on ‘Wednesday Night Football!’ It’s the San Francisco Kaepernicks versus the Dallas Bare-backers in a key early season match-up. These have been two of the better teams in the league since the 2025 realignment. San Francisco, of course, from the Woke Football Conference, or WFC, and Dallas from the Inclusive Football Conference, or IFC. Let’s go down to the field now for the pre-game affirmation.”

P.A. Announcer: “We invite everyone to stand, remove your pussy caps, cover your support animal’s ears, and face the LGBTQIA+ flag with your hand over your heart-- or some other body part of your choosing. The all-girl Boy Scout Troop #666 will lead us in the singing of “America, the Beautifully Diverse.”

NFL Network Announcer: “Well, that was magnificent! You know, there are 17 transgender players on these two teams combined. I’m told that is the most ever in an NFL game. And we salute every one of them. Dilly, Dilly! We are about ready to start the game, but first, let’s give a shout out to the Golden State Social Justice Warriors, who ply their trade nearby and who just this past spring won their 13th consecutive NBA title! Alright, down to the field now. One captain from each team will come to midfield and be asked a question pertaining to social justice. Whichever team’s captain is judged to have given the best answer will get the option to start the game on offense or defense and which end of the field to defend. I hope the captains are well prepared! Of course, kick-offs were banned several years ago to limit injuries, so the ball will be placed at the offensive team’s 35-yard line. Under the new rules, if that team fails to score in 5 plays or a maximum of 3 minutes, 30 seconds of playing time, the ball goes over to the other team, regardless of where it is on the field. There are no punts anymore, either, of course, in the interest of player safety. Which is also why both quarterback’s legs and torsos are entirely protected by bubble wrap. There is one exception to that, as Tom Brady, at 51-years of age, has received a “grandfather-clause exemption” to the rule. Well, San Francisco has won the opening question and elected to start the game on offense. The Ks are starting with a 5-receiver set. Fitzmichael in the shotgun. One thing to watch for this year is that all backs and receivers have been fitted with hyper-sensitive airbags that will automatically deploy if they sense an imminent collision of more than 4-miles-per-hour combined velocity. Fitzmichael gets the snap, he’s looking……and throws a dart out to Harris in the flat for a quick 12-yard gain. First down! The K’s A.I. robot cheerleaders are whooping it up! San Francisco will huddle now. (Short pause). The Ks break from the huddle…and it looks like…that last pass put Harris over the 10,000-yard mark for his career! But I’m getting word that…yes…yes! More importantly, he has just come out to his teammates as a non-binary pangender!! There will be a much-deserved official’s timeout here as team executives come down to the field and members of both squads gather to recognize Harris’ courageous revelation. According to, Harris is the first player to come out as a non-binary pan-gendered person during a game since week 15 of last season! Well, while Harris is being congratulated, we’ll take a quick commercial break. Back in a minute folks, after this word from Gillette.”


Friday, February 15, 2019

Real Racism, Boundless Bigotry

                In this sad, politically-correct age, where everyone strives to be offended by something, we are told that we must believe women, in every case, no matter what. We can’t say anything critical of an African-American, Hispanic or Muslim. Members of the ever-growing, ever more assertive LGBTQIA+ community are sacrosanct. One mustn’t disparage a Native-American. Even Satanists and Wiccans are demanding respect as they enter the societal mainstream. And don’t even think of teasing a progressive—unless you enjoy observing the hissy-fit that will inevitably ensue.
                Everyone is free, however, to join in the orgiastic frenzy of vicious, ad hominem attacks on the current President of the United States, Donald trump. Odd.
                There is another incongruous fact about the current obsession with identity politics and offensive terminology. The vast majority of nasty nicknames for racial and ethnic groups come from…racial and ethnic groups. That’s correct, most of the derogatory names for minorities have historically been coined by competing ethnic and racial groups in close proximity. Whether it has been the English and Irish, Serbs-Croats-Slovakians-Slovenians, Chinese-Japanese, Greeks and Italians, Shiite and Sunni Muslims, Jews and Arabs, or the Russians and, well, almost everyone else, ethnic factions have been badmouthing each other…… and fighting each other…… since time immemorial.
                Historically, the sad fact is: the more homogenous a nation, the less volatile.
                The one great exception to that rule has been the United States of America. Never has there been so large a country so diverse in terms of race, nationality and religious affiliation. Yet, due to its few, yet vital, founding concepts and ideals—and the subsequent melting pot—the U.S. has been staggeringly successful. And that success is broad-based. African-Americans have been presidents and Supreme Court Justices, women attend college at a greater rate than men, people of any nationality can do or be whatever or whomever they wish, Mosques dot the landscape, gays earn more money-- on average-- than heterosexuals do, lakes and places are reverting back to their Native-American names, and illegal aliens are sheltered in sanctuary cities.
                And yet, ironically, hypocritically and demonically, the country-- and a significant portion of its population—are under sustained attack as never before for being racist, homophobic, and misogynistic. The most prosperous, tolerant—and decent—nation in the history of the world is being treated by leftists as if it were the Third Reich. Don’t laugh, they are using those very comparisons, throwing truly offensive (not to mention patently absurd) terms around like “fascist,” “Nazi” and “Hitler.” Most of those lobbing verbal neutron bombs around are themselves white and privileged. And they rarely get called on it, in large part due to fake news outlets and the (mock) media. Amazing.
                Tragically, in part because of the incessant drumbeat of malicious lies, the country is now split. Progressives, ironically, have smeared and slandered those who hold traditional values, marginalizing them-- and even excluding them from college campuses and mainstream media outlets. They aren’t just guilty of inadvertent “micro-aggressions,” they have used brutal language and even violence to further their ends. Moreover, if those they are savaging ever have the temerity to defend themselves or fight back, they redouble their attacks and re-slander their victims as deplorable, right-wing hate-mongers prone to violence.
    And they now wish to impeach a president, not because that president committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but because they want to…consolidate their power. If they are successful, republican government of, by and for the people is dead.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day=Harassment


                The University of New Orleans’ “Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation” policy deems sending “suggestive” letters, “notes or invitations” a form of sexual harassment. This led the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to warn UNO students that they could be targets of sexual harassment investigations if they weren’t careful about the content of the Valentine’s Day cards and gifts they gave out.
                Such fun! Yet another day ruined by progressive dogma. In days of yore, many teenagers were filled with excitement as St. Valentine’s Day approached. The day was given over to celebrating love and romance…or even just friendship or a little schoolboy/girl crush. I well remember my fifth-grade class decorating shoe boxes and cutting a slit in the top through which to receive “valentines” when I was in grade school. Now even acknowledging someone of the opposite sex is problematic at best, perhaps even dangerous.

   “What we’re you suspended for, Bob?”

   “I gave Lisa a Valentine’s Day card.”


   NECCO’s “Sweethearts” candies had been a fun and iconic part of Valentine’s Day for countless folks, young and old alike, for well over 100 years. They were inexpensive and came in boxes of 15-25. Each candy was stamped with short, cute phrases like “Kiss Me,” “Wink, Wink,” “Baby Doll,” “Reach For It,” “My Pet,” “URA 10,” “Play Time,” “Be Mine,” and “Say Yes.” Some sported a picture of a moustache. Sadly, the company closed its doors last year, leaving only a couple of lesser alternatives on the market, “Conversation Hearts” being the most widely available. NECCO eventually was sold to Spangler Candy Company, which will likely start producing Sweethearts again in the near future. This, then, is the perfect time for Spangler to update the phrases on the candies to comply with the times, lest recipients start suing for harassment and claiming psychological distress. (I can hear co-eds screaming “microaggression!” or “candy rape!” while running for a safe space).  

  Ergo, in the interest of comity and generosity, I hereby suggest some new phrases for the (formerly) sweet candies:

·         ”#MeToo”
·         ”RU Trans?”
·         ”No MAGA” (Or MAGA in a “no” circle)
·         ”LGBTQ U2?”
·         ”NoNoNO!”
·         ”Back Off”
·         “F*ck Off”
·         ”CU In Court”
·         ”666”
·         ”Kiss This!”

Alternatively, they could depict symbols like “pussy hats,” trans flags, or even angry emojis. This is 2019. There need be nothing traditional—or sweet-- about Valentine’s Day anymore.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day

                Did you have a nice Galentine’s Day?

    “Galentine’s Day” has leapt off of your television screen and become a real-life holiday. In 2010, “Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope exclaimed: “Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
                Sites such as Martha Stewart Weddings are down with the new day, as well. It has a listing of “Galentine’s Day Gifts for Your (Other) Soulmate,” featuring various gal gifts plus a shirt averring “The Future is Female.” 25% of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to Planned Parenthood. Yay! Screw love, devotion and the miracle of birth, nothing says “Galentine’s Day” like helping to fund infanticide! You’ve come a long way, baby! Down a road that ought not have been travelled.
                The Left targets, politicizes and weaponizes everything there is. Love, sex and child-birth are no exceptions…because there aren’t any. The extraordinarily rapid evisceration of traditions and standards will continue until either Conservatives fight back—or there are no more traditions and standards.
                Where are the “masculists?” I propose we institute and celebrate “Malentine’s Day.” What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? We’ll drink beer, watch sports and just kick it, strip-club style. It’ll be like the Super Bowl, minus the angst. Plus tatas.
                Galentine’s Day celebrates females. Malentine’s Day will celebrate males…and masculinity. The former is lauded, the latter will be reviled. Malentine’s Day will be a tribute to all those men who’ve died over the centuries to give us our freedom. To those who sacrificed their lives to save others or end slavery. It will be a tribute to all the dads who worked themselves to death so their children wouldn’t have to. It will be a tribute to the special forces, to policemen and firemen. And it will be a tribute to the men who drive a drunk girl home and refuse her advances. And to those who stand on a girder or I-beam 60-floors up, bringing buildings—and dreams—to life. To those such as the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy, and somehow found the courage to climb nearly vertical cliffs, into a living Hell of intense gunfire, to rescue a continent and allow freedom to ring once more. And to those now like them, who are routinely savaged as possessing “toxic masculinity,” and bear the ignorant smears with dignity, while continuing to do what they know is right. We will raise our Malentine’s Day glasses in a toast to all of you. As Winston Churchill once said, tears in his eyes, in a lonely and singular attempt to save humanity: “We shall never surrender!”
But this isn’t the only alternative holiday. “Indigenous People’s Day” has largely replaced Columbus Day. “Festivus” has supplanted Christmas in some secular progressive’s lives, due to the popularity of “The Seinfeld Show” in the 1990s. Festivus is observed on December 23rd, and includes the airing of grievances, a plain aluminum pole, and the defining of easily explainable events as “Festivus Miracles.” Ha, ha. Get it?  And there will be more and more alternative holidays in the progressive world to come.
Such as, July 3rd: “Dependence Day”—celebrating all the cultures/nations around the world that have been rendered dependent on the U.S. or that the U.S. has plundered and forgotten. Also, a tribute and affirmation to all those on the planet who rely on government for their very existence.
And the fourth Wednesday of each November henceforth shall be known as “Disapproval Day.” On this day, all the peoples of the world can bitch and complain about, well, everything, though most of the Earth’s truly disadvantaged and downtrodden will not do so. Western progressives, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, will gleefully take the opportunity to disparage their lack of opportunity to disparage Western culture, religion, medicine and everything else. They will throw hissy fits, savage capitalism, free markets, republicanism, Republicans, Christianity, and the Constitution. And then they will check their smart phones, their stock portfolios, have a snack, and climb into their pre-heated Sleep Number beds to dream of revolution.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bloomingdale's Pulls 'Fake News' T-Shirts

            Bloomingdale’s is an American department store chain. It was founded in 1861, so its first few years in business coincided with The Civil War. But Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale could not have seen this coming: the company they founded has come under attack for selling t-shirts sporting the words, “Fake News.” And that is real news.
A number of self-important reporters and members of the media (are there any other kind?) took to Twitter and other platforms to lambaste the retailer for its insensitivity in selling these “offensive” items. Allison Kaden, a reporter for WPIX-TV in New York City, tweeted: “Hey @Bloomingdales, this isn’t funny or fashionable. It further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communties.” And REAL spelling competency, too! I’m sure your “communties” appreciate that, as well. This is funny and further delegitimizes self-styled “journalists” who can’t even fact-check or proof-read their own 20-word missive touting their accuracy and honesty.
Pathetically, Bloomingdale’s immediately caved to the delicate sensibilities of one person, replying: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused. We take this feedback very seriously and are working quickly to remove this t-shirt. Again, thank you for taking the time to alert us.” That’s obsequious enough to make Eddie Haskell barf. Though the store said, “The item was immediately removed from our selling floor” and essentially apologized to everyone in the world for it having arrived there in the first place, that wasn’t enough to sate the blood lust of some in the REAL news community. Such as the Baltimore Sun’s Pamela Wood, who wrote: “Hi, @bloomingdales. Apologizing ‘for any offense we may have caused’ is not a sincere apology. This is not about journalists’ hurt feelings. This is about damage done to our democracy when your brand joins in perpetuating and celebrating the idea of ‘fake news.’ Please try again.”
Ms. Wood’s claim that this isn’t about “journalists’ hurt feelings” is fake news. It obviously is. Her claim that this is about “damage done to our democracy” is also fake news. Preposterously—if inadvertently humorously—so. I thought “democracy dies in darkness,” not in the light of a department store selling a shirt with “fake news” on it. Democracy certainly isn’t served by members of the fourth estate telling private companies what words can adorn the apparel that they sell. I am highly offended at Kaden’s and Wood’s statements-- and at much of what passes for news in the mainstream media. Will this lead them to remove that with which I disagree? And issue me a heartfelt apology?
It is fitting that the “fake news” t-shirts at Bloomingdale’s were displayed on mannequins. Fake people. Perhaps they represent all those anonymous sources reporters love to cite.
Journalists should get over themselves. For the most part those in the mainstream media are just another brick in the wall preventing those who follow them from seeing the truth.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Yes, Santa Claus, There Is A Virginia

             Dear Blogger—I am 1,749 years old. Some of my little friends (the elves) say there is no Virginia anymore. They say if you read it in The Times or The Post it’s so. You are known for telling the truth. So, please tell me the truth. Is there a Virginia anymore?

-Santa Claus, Main Post Office, Fl-96930 Arctic Circle

Santa Claus, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their innocent little minds. In this Brave New World of ours, the Governor of the state can apologize for appearing in blackface in his school’s yearbook 35 years ago and then deny it the next day-- while also admitting he wore blackface on another occasion. Most of us no longer possess the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge…that the state’s attorney general also admitted to wearing blackface. And that its Lieutenant Governor, who is black, must try to save face now that he has been accused—twice—of sexually harassing a woman, one of whom while attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia. It exists as certainly as lust and stupidity and bureaucracy exist, and you must know that they abound and give to your “naughty” list its countless pages. Alas! How boring would be the world if there was no Virginia, the home of bureaucracy! It would be as boring as if there were no Santa Claus. There would be no childlike faith in government, or in people you don’t even know bringing gifts to you for free! There would be no usery, no bribery, no illicit romance to make life tolerable on social media. We should have no unemployment, except of greed and might. The eternal blight with which officialdom fills the world would be extinguished.
So Yes! Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia! (And Virginia is for bureaucrats).
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison begat (Governor) Northam, (Lt. Gov.) Fairfax and (Attorney General) Herring? Darwin, you’ve got some explaining to do.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Green New Deal

                The Green New Deal is here! Direct from the facile minds of Rep. Alexandria Occasional-Cortex (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). With the full-throated support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cal.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Corey (Call Me ‘Spartacus’) Booker (D-N.J.), and Al (It’s Embarrassing I’m Still Alive After Predicting A ‘True Planetary Emergency’ Within 10 Years…13 Years Ago) Gore. This plan is kind of, um, bold and far-reaching, so let’s dive right in to the particulars. Here is what the “GND” would entail:
                *Banning all traditional forms of energy in ten years, including oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear. Which necessitates…
                *The complete elimination of every “combustion-engine vehicle” within ten years. Say good-bye to boats, airplanes, trucks and cars. These are to be replaced by electric trains and cars. Don’t worry, charging stations will be “everywhere.” Although we don’t know what will give charge to the ubiquitous charging stations. I guess we’ll just cross that bridge when we come to it. Which leads us to…
                *Infrastructure. Will “Build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.” These trains will have to really be flying if they are going to be practical to take from, say, New York to London or Los Angeles to Tokyo! Oh, and the plan is also to “Upgrade or replace every building in the U.S. for state-of-the-art energy efficiency” and carbon neutrality. How many buildings are in the U.S.? More than the number of people? There will be when…
                *The government will provide “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen.
                *The GND goal is to provide “healthy food” to every single American citizen (and, assumedly, illegal alien). There will be dramatically less beef on the menu, that’s for sure, as…
                *The GND also aims to reduce the number of “farting cows.” Maybe if we also provided “healthy food” to the bovine bastards they’d fart less. Oh, wait, they already have an all-plant diet. So, what do we do? Not to worry, we’ll figure it out, as…
                *This plan mandates a free college or trade school education for every American. But what if you wanted to go into a field or trade that has been eliminated by the Raw  Green New Deal? Still no problem…
                *The bill promises that Uncle Sam will provide every American with a job that guarantees a “family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and a pension.” The jobs clearly won’t be in boat, plane or automobile manufacturing, repair or sales. Or in the coal, natural gas, oil, fracking or nuclear energy industries. Or in raising cattle. But this won’t matter, since…
                *The plan provides “economic security” for everyone. Including those who are “unwilling” to work. We’ll just send someone around to hand out other people’s money to the indolent.
                Except that, no one will be willing to work if they will have their earnings taken away from them via the punitive tax rates which will be necessary under this plan (though still not nearly enough to pay for it). Especially since they will be given a guaranteed income even if they aren’t willing to work. There will be no one to rebuild every structure in the United States, build out high-speed rail, teach our kids, or to walk around handing out money to the willfully unemployed. 
               Neither AOC nor her cohorts profess to know just how the GND would be paid for. Or how much it will cost. Details, details. AOC does admit that the cost to repair and upgrade U.S. infrastructure alone would be $4.6 trillion “at minimum.” Which is unfortunate given that instituting a 70 percent top marginal tax rate is estimated to raise only about $700 billion over a decade. She also admits, “even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.” So, she says, perhaps “The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit.” In other words, print money and hope for the best. She does know, however, that the GND requires massive government intervention. When asked by a reporter recently if she was prepared to openly state that, “what this requires is massive government intervention?” she answered, “It does, yeah, I have no problem saying that.”
    So, if we bankrupted every individual and company in the nation, we still wouldn’t have near enough money to fund this massive societal transformation. Then why do it? Because “Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us,” says Ocasio-Cortez.  I say again, then why do it?! Why ruin the economy and hand government control over every aspect of our lives when even this won’t be near enough to combat climate change?
               In jarring juxtaposition to her aforementioned statements, Occasional-Cortex proves she herself is more insane than her plan, by saying: “The question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.” This is the mother of all disconnects: We will borrow ourselves rich…beyond our wildest dreams!
               AOC and Markey claim that a majority of Democrats and some Republicans support the Green Shrew Spiel  Green New Deal, though that claim, too, is unsupported by any evidence. A December poll by Yale and George Mason universities purportedly showed that 81 percent of registered voters surveyed supported the concept of a Green New Deal. Here is the description of the plan that those polled were shown: “Some members of Congress are proposing a ‘Green New Deal’ for the U.S. They say that a Green New Deal will produce jobs and strengthen America’s economy by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. The Deal would generate 100% of the nation’s electricity from clean, renewable sources within the next 10 years; upgrade the nation’s energy grid, buildings, and transportation infrastructure; increase energy efficiency; invest in green technology research and development; and provide training for jobs in the new green economy.” This description was followed by the question “How much do you support or oppose this idea?” 40% said they “strongly supported” the plan and 41% said they “somewhat” supported the plan. 
 Despite the description’s wording, which is obviously and disingenuously designed to elicit a positive response, no sentient being who has even a perfunctory knowledge of world history or economics-- or a modicum of common sense—could answer in the affirmative.

 It is therefore equally obvious that America is 100% screwed. GND. (Genuinely No Doubt).