Sunday, March 31, 2019

Gender Unicorns

                The University of North Georgia hosted a seminar on “safe zone training” recently. The training was intended to foster a “safer, more inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community.” The obligatory handout encouraged attendees to use “LGBTQ-Inclusive Language” and gave them a list of “Dos and Don’ts.” Naturally, the handouts prodded attendees to avoid using patently offensive terms like “mailman” and “ladies and gentlemen,” urging them to substitute terms such as “mail clerk,” “everyone,” “folks,” or “honored guests” instead. I’m surprised that “mail clerk” was approved by the UNG thought and language police (TLP). I would have thought that the homonym for “male” would be verboten, as well, and they would have admonished “folks”/”honored guests” to just use “clerk.”
                Attendees were also advised to steer clear of the phrases “both genders” and “opposite sexes,” in favor of the much more inclusive “all genders.” I mean, hello! Duh!
                Students were also given a “gender unicorn,” a lavender equine figure, complete with two different colored hearts and a double-helix looking symbol where its privates should be, apparently symbolizing “sex assigned at birth.” The gender unicorn, who is shown dreaming/thinking about the LGBTQ+ rainbow, was used to illustrate the possibly profound differences between one’s gender identity, gender expression, sex “assigned” at birth, and their relation to physical and emotional attraction.
                Gender unicorns are popping up in schools across the increasingly fruited plain, everywhere from college campuses to grade school classrooms. I think, in light of the apparent success of gender unicorns, more symbols of imaginary beings should be utilized to teach kids about imaginary things such as the 100-some-odd genders other than male and female.
    Perhaps “Smollett Yetis” could be employed to illustrate the vicious, unprovoked attack on the “Empire” star by angry white beasts. (Remember, though, just when you think the jig is up, sometimes the Empire strikes back). I also propose a “global warming gnome,” that would be instrumental in teaching kids about the dangers of man-caused climate change. Gnomes are often found in gardens, and, if global warming continues apace, there will soon be no gardens due to intense flooding and draught.
   Lastly, a “collusion leprechaun” might be an effective aid to inform “everyone” as to how the Trump administration managed to collude with the Russians and get away with it, despite 500 interviews, 2,800 subpoenas and 675 days of intense investigation by the Robert Mueller team. The lucky leprechaun would represent Trump, who wasn’t caught and therefore doesn’t have to reveal where his (ill-gotten) treasure is hidden. At least for now.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Trump Supporters Gloat At Their Own Peril

                Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a.k.a. “pencil neck,” went off in Congress about how Republicans were actually upset that they didn’t get more and better dirt on Hillary Clinton from the alleged meetings with Russians, etc. Flabbergasted and deeply saddened, he called anyone who would wish to believe the worst about a prominent American politician immoral, unpatriotic and, yes, treasonous.
                This from the man who steadfastly refuses to believe the Mueller Report, or acting Attorney General Barr’s 4-page summation of same. He just knows Trump colluded with the Russkies and is a traitor to the nation he leads. And probably did other unspeakable things, too. Maybe put a cat in a microwave. No one will tell him otherwise.


    This is all one has to know about anti-Trumper’s mentality, intelligence, reason, and objectivity. And Schiff Chairs the House Intelligence Committee! (Oh well, Iran is on the U.N. Women’s Rights Committee. As someone once said, “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups).”
                Never-Trumpers arrogantly believed that Trump couldn’t possibly become president. Then they believed that he-- and his campaign-- were certain to be found guilty of collusion with Russia. Oops. Oops.
                Now Trump and his supporters are gloating and strutting around in full victory mode. Fox News is full of folks laughing at the fools who believed that Trump was going down. While I believe that those responsible for fabricating information on Trump and spying on his campaign should be punished, I caution the president and his supporters to tone down the victory celebration, lest they soon find themselves in the very same position the never-Trumpers are currently in.
                Trump-haters will never quit hating Trump. Leftists will never cease in their efforts to destroy America. Progressives will always prod and push for the next thing on their agenda. Together they will never surrender, they will never stop agitating, they will never back down…no matter what. If the Mueller Report won’t take Trump down, his tax returns will. If they don’t, something else in his past will. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) may be a serious threat. If not, yet another issue will surface or be manufactured out of thin air like the Russian collusion allegations. If not, they will try to impeach him anyway, just because they don’t like him, his policies and especially the fact that he wants to drain their precious Swamp. And they think they can, Constitution be damned. They will never quit trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election until Trump is out of office one way or another. Maybe not even then. Take my word for this. You read it here first.
                The president’s enemies have all the power. The left owns the media, academia, Hollywood, entertainment, Big Tech, Big Business in general, Big Religion, Big Labor, the vast majority of special interest groups including the LGBTQ+ community, the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the CIA. The Swamp is real, dark…and unimaginably vast.
                Gloat in private if you must, Trump fans. A better idea would be to speak softly, carry the biggest stick you’ve got, and watch your backs.


Friday, March 29, 2019

Student Suspended For Nerf Gun

                Ohio’s Celina Middle School suspended eighth-grader Tyler Carlin for including a “Nerf gun” in his school project to honor fallen troops. Master Carlin wanted to create a “battle cross” monument for his history project, in part because a family friend told him about his time in Vietnam. He also replied to a question from “Fox & Friends’” Brian Kilmeade that the project meant so much to him because a soldier’s brief time in front of a battle cross is “the last chance that…the military, their friends get to say goodbye to them” before going back out to fight and leaving their fallen comrades-in-arms behind.
                Carlin said his teacher knew about his plans, yet administration officials suspended him anyway for bringing a toy gun to school, a violation of school policy. The student appeared on “Fox & Friends” with attorney Travis Faber. Faber stated: “After he had started serving the suspension and we had some time to look into this, we said ‘this is ridiculous,’ can you make the suspension go away and apologize to Tyler for what you did and we’ll make this all go away’ and they refused to do that.”
                When queried about the suspension, the Celina school board said it would not make any statement, as that might violate a “student’s right to privacy.” Funny, the board certainly had no qualms about violating a student’s First Amendment rights (or his right to sanity and dignity).
                Shining a ray of hope on the issue, supporters staged a protest at the school shortly after Carlin’s suspension was announced. Faber said, “We’re going to do whatever we have to, to make this right.”
                Nerf “guns” are cheap plastic toys that shoot soft foam darts. Will we ban Styrofoam “knives” too? Conversely, maybe we could get abortionists to show up for work with Nerf-like soft foam curettes, pliers, scissors and catheters.
                Banning Nerf guns from school grounds or replacing abortionists’ metal tools with soft foam substitutes, which would save more lives?
                Young Mr. Carlin wasn’t suspended for possessing a Nerf toy. He was suspended for honoring the military, believing in Second Amendment rights, and generally acting as if he might grow up to be a conservative and a patriot. All of which are anathema to most of today’s educator-indoctrinators, who wouldn’t mind seeing the Tyler Carlins of the world end up like those for whom he wanted to erect a battle cross.
                “Happy” Veterans of the Vietnam War Day. 


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Judeo-Christianity Under Attack

            Why did President Obama want to “fundamentally transform America?” Why are today’s Democrats even more eager to do so? Why are they so willing to shun Israel and trash their own country? Leaving emotion out of the equation, the only logical reason is because they hate the Judeo-Christian values that made America the freest and most successful country in the history of the world.

             Think about it. What part of the Judeo-Christian value system isn’t under attack by the left? The Protestant Work Ethic, or hard work in general, is considered passé, bad for your health, and beneficial only to “the Man.” Companies are being forced to offer more time off, longer leaves, shorter work weeks…and higher minimum wages. There is not only maternity leave, but paternity leave…and “pawternity leave.” The latter is for employees who have just gotten a pet and want to spend some early quality time with them without that pesky employment getting in the way. Millennials say time is more important to them than money. Yet, they want everything free…and now. Moreover, merit is mocked, and sloth is the norm. Young people, especially, walk around in public with pants and underwear halfway down their thighs, and show up to interviews in sweat pants and tee-shirts, exhibiting no respect, especially towards…themselves.
             The rule of law is now only for the rubes in flyover country, or those not in political, media, academic or entertainment power circles. Free speech? Not if it makes somebody uncomfortable. (The very speech that needs protection). The right to bear arms? If you’re wearing a sleeveless shirt maybe, but not if you wish to protect your life and those of your loved ones. The right to privacy? Yeah, right. The right to security against unreasonable searches? Ask Roger Stone and Michael Cohen. The right to a speedy trial? Giggle.
             How about family values? Are they under attack? How many still believe in saving sex until marriage? Or that marriage is—or should be—between one man and one woman? How sadly reactionary! How pointlessly limiting when the possibilities are endless. Progressives don’t even believe there are only two sexes, or that it is possible to identify as just one or the other. Or that human beings are above the animals. Therefore, they obviously don’t buy the whole “created in the image of God” thing. The sanctity of life? They prefer the sanctity of abortion and assisted suicide. Sobriety and moderation? Nope. Let your freak flag fly, baby!
             This is also why traditional holidays are being altered or ignored. Christmas has been replaced with “Winter Holiday” in many school systems. Wishing someone a “merry Christmas” is considered pushy and non-inclusive by decidedly unmerry leftists. Thanksgiving? A day for early white supremacists to lord it over the beatific Native Americans who helped them avoid starvation. Columbus Day? Why would we want to celebrate—or even acknowledge—the white man who supposedly discovered America…leading to the demise of the Native Americans and the pristine wilderness in which they lived?
             Let’s look at a few of the Ten Commandments and see how they are holding up.

First Commandment: “…You shall have no other gods before Me.” Except smart phones, Obama, Oprah and Our Mother Earth.

Second: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Except for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto O’Rourke, apparently. And maybe Rachel Maddow.

Third: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…” Except repeatedly in most television shows and nearly all movies, books and not a few songs.

Fourth: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy…” G*ddamn right we will. Going to smoke a dube and go to the football game. Not gonna stand for the anthem, though. Holy shit, I hope I win my bet on the Broncos!

Fifth: “Honor your father and your mother…” Leftists think dads are unnecessary and bearers of toxic masculinity. They believe government should act as the daddy, freeing mothers up to whore around as nature intended.

Sixth: “You shall not murder.” Leftists are pretty sure babies are exempt from this edict.

Seventh: “You shall not commit adultery.” Progressives believe free love is a crucial part of utopia. Of course, they think everything should be free, even though nothing can be free.

Eighth: “You shall not steal.” Leftists have a complicated, love-hate relationship with stealing. They believe the less fortunate have no choice but to steal from life’s lottery winners. They also believe white Europeans stole North America from the natives. And that George Bush and Donald trump stole elections from the rightful winners, Democratic candidates Al Gore and Hillary Clinton.

Ninth: “You shall not bear false witness…” See Brett Kavanaugh, Jussie Smollet, the Fusion GPS dossier, etc., etc.

Tenth: “You shall not covet…” Seriously? Democrats are all about coveting. Class warfare and identity politics are simply covetousness forged into an ideology, politically weaponized…and raised to an art form. Soak the rich. You can’t win. The system’s stacked against you. Victimology reigns supreme.

And back to Thanksgiving. Gratitude makes people decent. And happy. Thank God. People consumed by envy and hatred are doomed to a miserable life, and make others miserable, too. This is what the “elites” who disdain Israel and trash America are trying—with startling success-- to accomplish. If they can make the majority of people bitter and unhappy, they can get them to vote for their agenda, keep them in power, and the hell with anything else.
In Judeo-Christianity, the truth is knowable…and sacred. Jesus connected truth with liberty and justice—and therefore happiness—when He said, “The truth shall make you free.” The truth is under attack as never before today. Some progressives don’t even believe in the concept (except, of course, for their own version of truth), while claiming everything is relative. Oddly, they do know for a fact that man-caused climate change is real and that there are a limitless number of sexes/genders. And we have all just been witness to two years of unrelenting fake news perpetrated by the likes of MSNBC, CNN and The Washington Post.
In Judeo-Christian tradition, we are supposed to hate evil. Democrats tolerate it, progressives promote it and leftists celebrate it. This is made abundantly clear by their support for late-term abortion, antifa attacks on buildings and innocent people, abhorrent rap lyrics, disdain for the truth, desire to keep everyone other than themselves dependent on government assistance (them), and their belief that they know what’s best for everybody else, to cite just a few examples.
Can anyone honestly think of anything in the Judeo-Christian value system, big or small, that is not now being questioned or attacked by leftists? Anything?
Thomas Jefferson said, “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” Silly old white man. He would’ve made Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her contemporary peers laugh.

            The truth shall get you ridiculed.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Trump Exonerated

                The President of the United States has been exonerated. He did not collude with a foreign power to steal an election. Republican democratic government has been vindicated. The people spoke and the country has a legitimate leader. The long national nightmare is over.
                There should be an immense outpouring of relief, a gala celebration, a coming together of factions, a universal patriotic display, and much general rejoicing indeed.
                There has been no such thing. Instead, those on the left are unified in their bitterness and disbelief. They are, incredibly, actually angry that their president didn’t commit the crimes of which he was accused. Angry that he made them appear as the facts-be-damned, unbalanced, hyper-partisan, America-hating hacks they are. Progressive commentator Van Jones admitted that there is an “honest level of sadness and disappointment and disorientation among progressives and Democrats” following the determination that neither President Donald trump’s campaign nor anyone associated with it colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Conservatives, on the other hand, are split…as usual. The never-Trumpers are nearly as cheesed-off—and pathetic—as the hardcore leftists, while those who support the Tweeter-in-Chief are warily awaiting the other shoe to drop. The latter are wondering when obstruction of justice charges, tax return examinations, Southern District of New York legal challenges, or any number of other Spanish-inquisition-like assaults on the president will finally see to his ouster.
Think about this. Logically. Nearly everyone on the left and in the mainstream media wanted their president to be guilty of collusion with a major foreign adversary. They collectively said “F*ck the country as long as it suits my agenda and legitimizes my rantings!” Not a few on the right were willing to go along with them for much the same reason.
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie actually had the gall to ask if President Trump should apologize to Special Counsel Robert Mueller after Mueller submitted his report stating he found no clear evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Oh, there was—and is—collusion. It appears to be between almost everybody else in the country other than Trump, his supporters, and Russia.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Minnesota Lawmakers To Allow Students To Apply Sunscreen?

                A bill pending in the Minnesota Legislature would allow students to apply sun screen without written permission from a doctor. Has the North Star State gone full-on Libertarian? Is it harkening back to the days of the Wild, Wild West where anything goes?
                The FDA currently considers sunscreen an over-the-counter drug, triggering the need for a doctor’s note in many schools around the country. The proposed legislation is supported by the Minnesota Dermatology Society. The Society’s president, University of Minnesota professor Kristen Hook, stated, “We know that regular use of sunscreen at a young age is a critical component of skin cancer prevention and can significantly reduce lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.” Nine other states are currently considering similar legislation.
                National dermatology groups have lobbied for the removal of sunscreen from the over-the-counter drug category, without success, despite testimony that there has been virtually no adverse reactions to children’s sunscreen. What kind of lobbyists are they? They must be absolutely clueless. Most competent lobbyists can get lawmakers to bark like a dog and vote to legalize recreational marijuana use and infanticide. These guys can’t convince them to help protect our kid’s health at no cost to anyone?
                The pending bill would not require schools to provide or apply sunscreen, just allow students to protect themselves. I can see why lawmakers are skeptical, though. Sunscreen is clearly a gateway over-the-counter drug. If this bill passes, how long will it be before kids want the right to apply Chapstick or deodorant to their young bodies? Perhaps even Band-Aids?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Finnish Scholar Says People Should Be Able To Choose Their Own Age

                And it has come to this: a “scholar” in Finland has proposed that people should be able to decide their own age. Joona Räsänen, a Finnish “bioethicist” from the University of Oslo in Norway, had an article published in The Journal of Medical Ethics (look for the annual ‘swimsuit issue’ on newsstands everywhere beginning May 6th!) recently. The piece, titled “A Moral Case for Legal Age Change,” says that a person should have the right to change their legal age to match their “experienced age” when “the person genuinely feels his age differs significantly from his chronological age.” (“His?” What about “hers”…or “theys” or “zirs?”).
                Räsänen acknowledges the difference between “chronological age,” i.e. how long one’s been alive, one’s actual age…and “emotional” or “experienced” age,” i.e. the age one feels one is, or wishes to identify as. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, chronologically 29, appears to identify as 11). The Scandinavian scholar feels it is important for one to be able to choose their own age in circumstances where “age change would likely prevent, stop or reduce ageism,” and “discrimination due to age” the person would otherwise face. He noted, “Legal age is a cause of severe discrimination for some people whose biological and emotional age do not match their chronological age.” In an interview with The College Fix, Räsänen proudly proclaimed, in vintage virtue-signaling fashion, “I do not deny people’s own experiences.” He does, however, deny reality. When The Fix asked him how biological age could be distinguished from chronological age, he bleated, “I am not a biologist or medical doctor so I cannot give a definite answer here.” That didn’t stop him from giving a definite answer that people should be able to pick their own age. And he is a “scientist.”
                Age discrimination is pervasive…and perverse. I myself have been a victim of this pernicious bigotry. I tried to buy a case of beer at a local liquor store once when I was 17. I was refused. And humiliated. And what of those youngsters who wish to purchase a firearm? They come up against a solid wall of discrimination and youthphobic attitudes. Conversely, what of the mature, “seasoned citizen” who happens to take a liking to a pre-teen girl? He’s treated like a pariah. So, we can easily see the wisdom of bioethicist Räsänen’s beliefs. We must rid the world of the scourge of ageism if we are all to realize our dreams.
                In all seriousness, it is, of course, preposterous that people should be able to pick their own age and make it legally binding. Obvious truth is being ignored, castigated and abandoned. Progressives, who incessantly mock the “religious right” for being old-fashioned, anti-scientific rubes, are themselves guilty of wholesale anti-scientific belief and behavior in recent years. They take the most inane proclamations, ideological idiocies, as gospel, such as that a man can become a woman and vice-versa. And now this.
                If we can decide our own age, we must be able to decide in what time-period we are living—or have lived. An alternate form of time-travel essentially, one not seriously considered until now. Trans-genderism. Trans-ageism. What’s next? Trans-speciesism obviously. But what then? That can’t be the Final Frontier, can it? Perhaps we will believe we can choose our own time-space continuum, our own galaxy or universe.
                “We wish upon a star…that we might be other than what we are.” We think we have our own realities, much like we can order a “personal pan pizza.” Don’t question my reality!
                We are made of flesh and blood. Unless we don’t want to be, apparently.

    As “Dr.” Carl Sagan used to say, “We are star stuff.” Unless we’d rather be something else.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ohio Bill Would Criminalize Smoking In Car With Those Under Six

                Ohio State Senator Tina Maharath (D-Columbus) has introduced Senate Bill 78 which, if passed, would criminalize smoking cigarettes in a motor vehicle when children under the age of six are present. Sen. Maharath considers exposing kids to tobacco smoke “child abuse.” She says she is determined to “protect children who don’t have the chance to make a choice for themselves.”
                That’s an interesting choice…of words. I’m sure the good senator also wants to protect children in the womb-- who don’t have the chance to make a choice for themselves-- from being aborted. No? Surely, she will at least wish to criminalize late-term abortion in the Buckeye State. After all, smoke getting in your eyes is irritating, but having your brains vacuumed out and limbs pulled off your torso is arguably even worse, is it not?
                If S.B. No. 78 passes, an Ohio mom driving her daughter to daycare while smoking a camel could be nailed with a $500 fine. However, if she chooses to end the life of a child in her womb, she’d be eligible for financial assistance from a number of government-supported programs.
                What a topsy-turvy world we live in. Kids are now being encouraged to undergo sex-change procedures, adding and removing body parts and hormones as if they were nothing more than features on an automobile. Cigarette smoking is now considered such an evil that it has its own warning on movie and television show ratings. Yet marijuana, with all the carcinogens of cigarettes-- and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a powerful psychoactive drug that can induce hallucinations, change thinking and cause delusions to boot, is being legalized in cities and states around the fruited plain.
   CVS, a national pharmacy chain, quit selling cigarettes some time ago, yet will soon start selling cannabidiol-infused products. (Cannabidiol [CBD] is similar to THC and derived from cannabis plants). Jelly Belly Candy Company is introducing CBD-infused jelly beans. Gotta protect our young ones!
  No word yet if S.B. 78  calls for fines to be double for moms who are caught smoking while taking their 5-year-old daughters along with their older sisters to the abortion clinic for the latter’s “women’s health care procedures.”

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Crazy Goes Mainstream

                Day after day they keep coming. In a bizarro world of protean politics, each and every Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election appears to be stranger than the last. Take John Hickenlooper. Please. The man knowingly took his mother to “Deep throat,” a hardcore porno movie, when he was 18-years-old. He thought she might enjoy getting out of the house. He says, though she may have been mortified, on the car ride home she told him she thought “the lighting was good.” Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, legalized marijuana during his tenure in office. He’s not exactly Lincoln, but then he graduated from Wesleyan University, while Honest Abe was only subjected to one year of formal schooling.
             Andrew Yang also recently threw his hat into the Democratic rat-race and immediately came out strongly against that scourge of modern society…circumcision. I don’t personally have any skin in that game, but, none-the-less, it seems an oddly out of place—and cutting—remark for someone running for president. Will he also come out strongly against—or for—breast enhancement? It’s crucial to the survival of our republic. Who will be the Yin to Yang?
             Sen. Kamala Harris of California recently went out of her way to tell folks about how she used to listen to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while smoking pot when she was in college. Unfortunately for her, she graduated years before either of those “artists” released their debut albums. And she slept her way to the top.
             Kirsten Gillibrand wants to give illegal aliens social security.
 Someone named Pete Buttigieg thinks “intergenerational justice” is a pressing issue. (Many of these candidates bring to mind Monty Python’s “Very Silly” Party. “I think one should point out here that in this constituency since the last election a lot of very silly people have moved into new housing estates with the result that a lot of sensible voters have moved further down the road…”).
 Joe Biden appears to like fondling young girls. On camera.
             And then there is Beto. As a younger lad he composed erotic verses about cows. (When he wasn’t busy writing about running over young kids in an automobile). “Song of the Cow” contained the immortal lines: “Thrust your hooves up my analytic passage, Enjoy my fruits. I need a butt-shine right now/You are holy, o sacred Cow/I thirst for you, Provide Milk.” It also implored Bessie to “breathe my feet” and “Wax my ass, Scrub my balls.”
When a reporter asked Beto if he could confirm that he once took a handful of his baby’s green feces, put it in a bowl, and served it to his wife Amy as “avocados,” he replied that he didn’t remember that happening, but admitted it “sounds like the kind of thing I would do.” Come again? If there was ever something for a politician to lie about, this is it.  
After Beto lost to Ted Cruz in a 2018 Texas Senatorial contest, he hit the road. In New Mexico, the dejected loser ate “regenerative dirt,” and brought some home to his family. One would think they would be very leery of eating anything he placed before them.
Not one of these candidates would have had a prayer just a few years ago. But, after mass illegal immigration, mass indoctrination of young people by colleges and universities, attempted mass indoctrination of adults by the mainstream media, Hollywood and entertainment industries, and the all-out leftist push for total tolerance of deviance but utter, absolute intolerance of tradition, who knows?
Especially since the Trump-hating media treats most Democratic candidates as sacred cows.

Just ask Beto O’Rourke.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Parental Love?

            Parents To Their Kids, Not Too Many Years Ago—

“Don’t play in the sand. Don’t spit into the wind. Look both ways before crossing the street/sidewalk/your “t”s. Don’t go barefoot. Don’t pick your nose. Don’t drink from a hose. Watch out for bees and wasps. (Don’t wear floral prints). Be careful of the sun. (Use sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF). Drink plenty of water (but not out of a hose). Don’t snack before meal time. Don’t eat too many sweets/too much fast food. Don’t sit so close to the television. Don’t watch too much television. Go outside and get some sun (but use sunscreen…minimum 30 SPF). Check for ticks when you get back! Dress appropriately for the weather. Don’t spend your money needlessly. Set something away for a rainy day. Get to bed at a decent hour. Eat your breakfast. Get your exercise. Turn the music down, you’ll wreck your hearing! Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t slouch. Don’t slurp your food/drink. Don’t leave the lights on. Don’t take candy from a stranger. Don’t get in a car with someone you don’t know. Error on the side of caution. Think things through before you act. You know what they say, ‘measure twice, cut once.’ And do unto others as you’d have them do to you.”

             ‘Progressive’ Parents To Their Kids Today—

 Scenario #1) “Hi, mom…I’m pregnant. But I think I wanna’ get an abortion.”

             “That’s nice, dear. Whatever you want, it’s cool. We are behind you all the way. And, we are so proud of you and your choice!”

             Scenario #2) “Hi, dad…I think I’m gonna’ change sexes. I’d rather be a guy/girl. I wanna’ have my boobs/penis lopped off and start hormone treatments right away.”

             “That’s nice, honey/son. Whatever you want, it’s cool. We are behind you all the way. And, we are so proud of you and your choice!”

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"Men Aren't Women" Tweet Gets Blogger Booted

                Meghan Murphy, a Canadian blogger and founder of the site Feminist Current, is suing Twitter for permanently banning her for tweets about transgender people. She apparently violated the “social” media site’s rules against “hateful conduct” when she referred to a transgender woman as “him,” the Mercury News reported. 
                CNET reported that, according to the suit, Ms. Murphy once tweeted, “How are transwomen not men?” As if that weren’t enough, she also tweeted, “Men aren’t women,” which resulted in the company locking her out of her account and asking her to delete the tweets. She’s damn lucky she didn’t get the death penalty. (Eventually, “misgendering” someone will be the only crime progressives deem worthy of the death penalty…outside of being in a womb waiting to be born).
               Murphy claims that Twitter failed to notify users of the changes to its “hateful conduct policy.”
               Twitter termed Murphy’s lawsuit “meritless” and promised to “vigorously defend itself,” according to the Mercury News. 
   In reality, it’s the social media giant’s actions that were meritless and indefensible, truth be told. But therein lies the point. The truth can’t be told anymore, at least not without consequences. “Truth or consequences” has been replaced by truth, then consequences. It used to be said that the truth will set you free. Today, it is more likely to get you mentally-- or physically-- incarcerated.
  The giant Tech Valley corporations have essentially repealed the First Amendment. They have taken it upon themselves to erase the founding principles that allowed them to flourish in the first place. They are saying, “To hell with Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, et. al., we now have the power to remake the world.” Kings and dictators typically only control one country, one fiefdom, one realm. Big Tech rules the world. It knows who you are, where you live, and what you think. And, if it doesn’t like what you think, no matter how well-reasoned, how truthful and how eloquently stated, you will be muzzled. Or worse.
 So go ahead and tweet “The Earth is round,” “The sun sets in the West,” “Water is wet,” or “Apples aren’t oranges.” Just be prepared to face the consequences.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Crook, The Kook, And The Commie

                                          The Crook, the Kook and the Commie

                The Democrats have a nice field of future presidential contenders already. Just wait until the rest of them jump in. In addition to the surfeit of talent there, they have a strong group of up-and-coming young Socialist Congresspeople. To wit: 
                Beto O’Rourke, who, at just 15-years-old, wrote a riveting “murder fantasy” short story about the joys of running over two children with a car, according to a recently released Reuters report. The same report also revealed that he was a member of a notorious group of hackers called the “Cult of the Dead Cow.” Maybe they ran over the cow with a vehicle, too. Oh well, their farts are bad for the environment. But back to the “murder fantasy,” which he wrote under the pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord.” Beto characterized the murder spree as part of his desire to seek “the termination of everything that was free and loving.” Let’s hope he doesn’t get elected.
                He wrote: “Then one day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head. My dream was abruptly ended when I heard a loud banging on the front window. It was an old man, who was using his cane to awaken me. He might have been a witness to my act of love. I was not sure, nor did I care. It was simply ecstasy. As I drove home, I envisioned myself committing more of these 'acts of love,' and after a while, I had no trouble carrying them out. The more people I killed, the longer my dreams were. ... I had killed nearly 38 people by the time of my twenty-third birthday, and each one was more fulfilling than the last.”

                Well, isn’t that special. Nice guy.

                He’d earned the kid’s happiness in his dreams? “Sweet visions” filled his head after running them over? He was in “ecstasy?” Killing kids and others was “an act of love?” Well, we know where he stands on abortion.
                And he is beloved of the people and a media darling. Imagine if it came to light that Trump had written something like this in his past. Think it might spend some time prominently featured on the news cycle? Still think the media isn’t biased?
   Beto’s pseudonym should have been “Psychotic Warlord.” People literally get investigated for less sickening posts than this on social media nowadays. Where are the calls to ban the sale and possession of automobiles? Yet, he then wrote another piece in which he challenged the perspective of a neo-Nazi who was defending Hitler’s actions. Reuters said of the story: “He took on a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi who maintained that Hitler was misunderstood and didn’t personally want Jews killed. O’Rourke and a Jewish friend questioned the man about his theories and let him ramble about Jews and African Americans, an attempt to let him hang himself with his own words.”
  Beto wrote: “We were trying to see what made him think the horrible things that he did.” That question would’ve been better directed at himself. In a sane world, Beto would’ve already hung himself with his own words.
  O’Rourke has also been arrested on a burglary charge, but that hasn’t diminished his fan’s ardor. After all, he’s young, many think him attractive, and he’s continually hailed as “Kennedy-esque.” Which is understandable since he, too, attempted to flee the scene of a car accident he caused by driving while intoxicated.
 Next there is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young woman who has called for the abolishment of the automobile, airplane, fossil fuel industry and cow farts, even while being chauffeured around in a large black limousine with her burger-munching advisor. She has a plan to retrofit or rebuild every single structure in the nation, though no idea how to pay for it.
Then we have Bernie Sanders, a free-market-capitalist-hating near-octogenarian who owns three houses, whose wife was investigated for allegedly defrauding a bank, and whose 2016 campaign was reportedly fraught with sexism and harassment.
What’s next, a lily-white woman who thinks she’s Native American and a black man who thinks he’s Spartacus?

Hold on to your hats. We ain't seen nothing yet. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Woman At Gun Control Hearing Wanted To "Blow Away" NRA Members

                An "unidentified woman" was asked to leave a hearing on gun control at the Connecticut State Capitol recently, after she was observed composing a text message threatening to shoot a Republican Congressman and many members of National Rifle Association. A reporter from WTNH-TV tweeted out an image of the woman’s text, which read, “If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA…” The woman was apparently referring to state Senator Rob Sampson (R), a recipient of the NRA “Defender of Freedom Award.” Sampson was present at the Judiciary Committee hearing.
                The woman was asked to leave by Capitol Police, after another person at the hearing saw her message, and complained. Spoil sport! What an easily triggered (sorry about the pun) person! What’s so bad about a message touting mass murder? And some think our college kids are wusses for fainting if they hear someone talk about free market capitalism!
                The Capitol Police Chief told reporters that the woman was apologetic and “left without incident.” The Connecticut Mirror reported that she was not arrested because her behavior “wasn’t deemed threatening enough to reach the level of violating a state statute.”
                In other words, she wasn’t wearing a MAGA hat.
                This just illustrates why sane people need firearms to protect themselves…from violent nutcases like the “unidentified woman.” And it’s yet another example of progressives’ Olympian hypocrisy. Many craven Communist college kids in the ‘60s used to say, “Fighting for peace is like f**king for virginity, man.” Now some leftists want to shoot those who are in favor of Second Amendment rights. Amazing. What’s next, vegans wanting to force-feed 15 Big Macs and a can of Spam down the throats of those who have the temerity to choose their own diet?
                The link to The Connecticut Mirror article read: “gun-control-advocate-expelled-over-text-message.” Talk about bias! Talk about fake news! The unidentified woman was in favor of controlling guns. She was an “advocate.” How wonderful! Yet she was “expelled!” For simply composing a “text message!” The poor dear was expelled by evil, white, alt-right policemen, I’m sure.
   Bet she’d like to “blow them away,” too. In the interest of non-violence, of course.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Today's Top Democrats Reprise Famous Presidential Addresses

Announcer: “Good evening and welcome to DPPR, Democratic Party Public Radio, and the ‘History Revisited’ program, commercial free! Remember, since we only get 80% of our funding from the federal government, we rely on you, the listener, for the rest. So, if you want more rich programming like this, please pick up the phone and dial 1-(888)-NOTRUMP, that’s 1-(888)-668-7867 and give generously. On tonight’s program, leading Democrats reprise famous presidential speeches from the past. Let’s listen in, shall we? Enjoy! First up, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Recreates JFK’s Inaugural Address—"
AOC: “…like, don’t, you know…ask, like, what your…um…country can, like, do for you…but like, maybe ask, like, what…umm… you can do for your, like, country…or whatever…”
Announcer: “Next, the overworked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Recites President Reagan’s ‘Challenger Disaster Speech’—"
AOC: “…we will, like, never forget, umm…them, or like, the last time we saw them, like this morning, as they, like, umm…prepared for their, like, trip and whatever, and waved goodbye and like, slipped the slurpy bonds of birth to, like, touch the face of…um… our Cosmic Mother…”
Announcer: “And now, Beto O’Rourke Reprises FDR’s ‘Day of Infamy’ Speech—"
Beto: “Mx. Vice President, and Mx. Speaker, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and other dudes, dudettes and non-binaries: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941…a date which will live in f**king infamy…the U.S. was suddenly and deliberately done a non-solid by naval and air forces of, like, the Empire (oooh, so, Old World-ish!) of Japan……So, like, things aren’t chill. I’m just bein’ honest. Our people, our territory and our interests are in real danger, just not as much as from climate change. Anyway, we are, uhh, confident in our troops and shit, and, if we like, apply ourselves, we will probably survive somehow, so help us Goddess Gaia. I ask that the Congress declare that, since the unprovoked and poopy-headed attack by Japan on Sunday December 7th, 1941, which we weren’t down with, that things are not cool with the United States and the Japanese Empire, and so I also ask that Japan be removed from Most Favored Nation status. Sorry, but that’s the way it’s got to be.”
Announcer: “Next up is Former President Barack Obama, who Recasts Reagan’s ‘Brandenburg Gate’ Speech—"
Obama: “…So there is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance big time the cause of freedom and peace. No, I don’t mean giving up Poland and the Baltic States—or even Vodka-- hehehe. But seriously, General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate like I have done. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate like I would do. Mr. Gorbachev—Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! I mean if you want to and it’s not too much trouble. Thanks.”
Announcer: “And finally, Nancy Pelosi Tries Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’—"
Speaker Pelosi: “Four more and— uhh, well……um, eighty-seven years ago (long pause, she looks around confused) our, uhhh, mothers brought forth on this, uhhh…continental…a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the, uhh, preposition, that, uhh…(long pause, looks around confused) all men, women and, you know…those other genders… are created equal. Now we are, um, in the midst of a great…(long pause) world war, testing whether any society, er- country…so conceited can long endure. We are met on a big ball-field of that war. (Looks around confusedly). We have, umm…come to…irrigate that field----”
Announcer: “Well, times up. As always, send us ideas for who you’d like to hear and the famous address you’d like them to recreate. After all, this is a democracy. And be sure to stay tuned now for ‘Karaoke Korner,’ where popular Democratic figures try their hand at singing pop standards. Tonight, Maxine Waters will sing Journey’s ‘Any Way You Want It,’ Cory Booker will sing Bette Midler’s ‘Wind Beneath My Wings,’ and Bernie Sanders will belt out the Beatles’ 1968 White Album classic, ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’”

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Woolly Mammoth To Make Comeback?

                “Cells from a woolly mammoth that died 28,000 years ago have begun to show ‘signs of biological [activity]’ after they were implanted in mouse cells.” So read the first line of the Fox News story.
                The story went on to say that research published in Scientific Reports documents the startling cell activity from the mammoth excavated from Siberian permafrost in 2011. It noted that Kei Miyamoto, a member of the team that conducted the research, told Agence France-Presse: “This suggests that, despite the years that have passed, cell activity can still happen and parts of it can be recreated.” However, there was significant damage to the beast’s cells, leading Miyamoto to add: “I have to say we are very far from recreating a mammoth.”
                Many scientists believe the mammoths, who became extinct over 4,000 years ago, died off due to climate change and human predation. (If that’s the case, it certainly wasn’t man-caused climate change, as there was no industrial activity or fossil fuel use at the time. And no planes, trains or automobiles). Now, some plucky researchers are attempting to bring the woolly mammoth back, through the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool. The Harvard Woolly Mammoth Revival Team (HWMRT), for one, is trying to introduce mammoth genes into the Asian elephant…for conservation reasons.  George Church, the head of the team, made the following statement to Live Science in May of 2018: “The elephants that lived in the past—and elephants possibly in the future— knocked down trees and allowed the cold air to hit the ground and keep the cold in the winter, and they helped the grass grow and reflect the sunlight in the summer. Those two [factors] combined could result in a huge cooling of the soil and a rich ecosystem.”
                Say what?! Knocking down trees allows cold air to hit the ground and makes the winters colder? The giant mammoths helped the grass grow? They didn’t eat it or trample it? The grass reflected sunlight, cooling summers down? So human-caused deforestation is devastating but if large, hairy pachyderms do it it’s beneficial to the planet? I thought trees cooled the area and provided oxygen. Do rocks and sand not reflect sunlight? I think Dr. Church has been knocking down too many double vodkas.
                Be that as it may, scientists are thrilled with the new developments. The consensus seems to be that it’s only a matter of time before we will be able to “bring back” a previously extinct being. In fact, researchers say if progress continues to be made at the current rate, one day soon they hope to reanimate Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

New York Schools To Have "Meatless Mondays"

                New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he has expanded “Meatless Monday” to all New York City public schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. The pilot program, which originally brought vegetarian meals to only about 15 schools in Brooklyn, will now become a city-wide program encompassing all of the Big Apple’s roughly 1.1 million students. The young scholars will have to pick from all-vegetarian breakfast and lunch menus every Monday of the school year.
                Mayor de Blasio sounded much more excited about the change than the students will be. At a press conference to announce the program’s expansion he stated: “Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”
                I had far too many green lunches in school, even when meat was served, so I’m not sold on the idea. De Blasio’s meatless mandate will obviously have no effect whatsoever on greenhouse gases, let alone “climate change,” but may well increase the amount of gas—and whining—being emitted by students.
                Reports are that “Meatless Monday” will include items like “kid friendly kale salad.” Earth to Mayor de Blasio: there is no such thing as “kid friendly kale salad.” Will “Brussel sprout-cauliflower-radish salad” be on the menu as well? I can tell Mr. Bill right now that there won’t be any "green peace" in New York City schools on Mondays.
                Mayor De Blasio said that he sees “Meatless Mondays” as just the start of a concerted effort to improve students’ health while saving the environment. He plans to add “Tofu Tuesdays” for the 2020-2021 school year, and “Foodless Fridays” the year after that. He remarked that the latter will “purge the kids’ systems while leaving the city with more greenbacks.”

Six o’clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was eatin’ tasty sirloins
With my hungry crystal blue eyes agleam
But I can’t be late
‘Cause then I won’t get a very good grade
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made

It’s just another meatless Monday
I wish it was Tuesday
“Cause that’s my I don’t have to lose day
My I don’t eat my shoes day
But it’s just another meatless Monday

Have to catch an early bus
Got to be to school by nine
And if I had an air-o-plane
I still couldn’t make it on time
‘Cause it takes me so long
Just to figure out what I’m gonna eat
Blame it on Gov’nor Cuomo
Since he won’t let us have any meat

(Unashamedly sing to the beat of “Manic Monday” by The Bangles!)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Minnesota Police Department Alerted To Man Hugging Pillow In Frigid Weather

                Police in Jordan, Minnesota recently received a disturbing call urging them to check on the welfare of a coat-less man standing outside in sub-zero wind-chills hugging a pillow. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered that the “man” was actually a realistic cardboard cutout of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.  
                A police spokesperson said, “Those cardboard cutouts sure can look real from a distance and the caller certainly was not wanting to get too close thinking who is this deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow; always better to call the police.”
                The ubiquitous MyPillow founder and CEO himself found out about the incident. He apparently found it amusing, as he tweeted out an article about it replete with laughing emojis. It appears that at least Minnesotans’ sense of humor hasn’t been frozen…yet.
                In related news, a woman called 911 to report a large, green dinosaur outside of a Sinclair gas station in Braham, Minnesota last week, while another caller reported a “freakishly large young man dressed in white and red checkered bib overalls” standing outside a Marc’s Big Boy restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the same day. Police are investigating both reports.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Man To Sue Parents For Giving Birth To Him

                A 27-year-old man from Mumbai is planning to sue his parents……for giving birth to him……”without his consent.” My first thought when reading this was that it must be a “bit,” a put on, a brilliant parody. The only other possibility is insanity.
                Raphael Samuel says he personally has a great relationship with his parents but still compares having children to “kidnapping” and “slavery.” Samuel is part of an apparently growing number of “anti-natalists” who believe it is wrong to bring an unwilling child into the world and put it through the “rigamarole” of life solely for the pleasure of its parents. Samuel is on record as stating: “I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure.”
                Get over yourself.
                Samuel termed his life as “amazing” but insisted he can’t see “why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.” He has a Facebook page that labels parents “hypocrites,” and says, “a good parent” puts the child above his or her own wants and needs, while averring “but the child itself is a want of the parent.”
                Think about that. Samuel’s parents didn’t ask to exist, either. Nor did his grandparents. Or their grandparents. People who are thrilled to be alive didn’t ask to be, either. No plant or animal species, no living creature has ever asked to exist. The Earth itself didn’t ask to exist. Yet here we all are. So, Sammy, it seems as if your beef is really with God. Good luck with that. Oh, you don’t believe in any God? Did Mother Nature forget to ask you if you wanted to exist before you existed? What a faux pas! That bitch! Did evolution let you down? Bleep Darwin, anyway. I wonder if he granted the powers that be/the cosmos permission to give birth to him?
                Probably not. Though he did say: “The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us.”
                After he came into existence.

                To anti-natalists, the moral thing to do is to plan for our own extinction. Can one have eternal life without ever having been born? Anti-natalists might want to ponder that.

                Suing the God of Genesis is probably a fruitless endeavor.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

AOC Recites "Humpty-Dumpty"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Recites “Humpty-Dumpty:”

Humpty Dumpty, like, sat on a wall (That’s dangerous! Walls are, like, bad!)
Humpty Dumpty, like, had a, you know, great fall (Serves him right, he’s like fat and white)
And like, All the King's…um…horses (Kings are, like, rich evil white men!)
And like, all the King's men (Like, guys that work for kings are, like, called vessels, I think)
Couldn't put, like, you know, Humpty together again. (whatever!)

And then it goes, like… Humpty Dumpty sat on the ground
And, like, Humpty Dumpty looked all around
Gone…umm… were, like, the chimneys (Good! They won’t be spewing smoke and toxins into the sky!)
Gone were, you know, the rooves (I don’t know what rooves are. Maybe roofs?)
All he could, like, see were buckles and, like, hooves. (Hooves? Hopefully not from, like, farting cows!)

(In the interest of fairness and equal time, please see my post of 4/23/2016: “Donald Trump Recites ‘Humpty-Dumpty’”)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Sanctuary Cities

                Unlike many of my ilk, I harbor a soft spot in my heart for a sanctuary city. Truth be told, it’s really more of a dream.
                How wonderful it would be if there were a sanctuary city for conservatives. A place where wearing a piece of clothing or carrying a placard saying “Make America Great Again” doesn’t put one at risk of being sent home from school, mocked, viciously slurred or physically attacked. A place where saying “All Lives Matter” is considered an obvious truth, and an appeal for tolerance and unity. A city where diversity of thought is considered more important than which “identity group” one belongs to. A place where diversity of thought matters more than diversity of gender, skin color, or economic status. A place where the “melting pot” still functions, where “e pluribus unum” isn’t just a motto on a coin.
                This sanctuary city would be a place where kids still occasionally say, “ma’am” and “sir.” Where students call their teacher Mr. Smith, Ms. Black or simply “teacher,” not “Bob,” or “dude.” It would be a place where people frequently look up from their electronic devices and into the eyes of those around them. It would be a place where folks can debate their political differences over coffee or a beer, but where everyone stands for the National Anthem. It would be a place where there is universal respect for those who serve, and especially those who gave all for their countrymen and their country’s ideals.
                This fictitious dreamland would be a sanctuary for Christians, who are now being slaughtered around the world and mocked here at home. It would be a place that is tolerant of a diversity of religions, and of those who are agnostic or atheist, but where Christians are welcome on college campuses, in large corporation’s boardrooms, and on film sets. And where organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center don’t label them as members of “hate groups.”
                This city would be a sanctuary for babies, a celebrant of life. Its citizens would not call the slaughter of babies up until—or shortly after—the moment of birth “women’s health care.” Fetal parts would not be bought, sold and traded like any other commodity.
                It would be a place where men and women not only respected each other again but cherished their divinely-ordained differences. Instead of dully pretending we are all the same, they would appreciatively exclaim “viva la différence!” It would be a place where romance and chivalry were reborn.  
                It would be a place where people knew their history. They would be taught about various forms of government and economies—and how they worked out over time. Its schools would teach students how to think, not what to think. Indoctrination would be prohibited, imagination would be encouraged. Its inhabitants would know that Socialism/Marxism/Communism has bankrupted more societies and destroyed more people—literally and figuratively—than any other economic “system.” They would know that well over 100 million people have been killed in the name of equality, and countless millions more have been enslaved and rendered soulless by this most abhorrent of doctrines. They would know that eventually you run out of other people’s money, but, before that, you run out of dignity, self-esteem, motivation, and hope. They would look at Venezuela today and say, “Not here! Not on our watch!” They would be exposed to the Green New Deal and…laugh. And laugh and laugh.
                It would be a place where social justice warrior textbooks would be replaced by “The 5000 Year Leap” as required reading.
   It would be a place where people understood that not all wisdom is new wisdom, where people appreciated what came before and respected tradition. 
   And it would be a place of limited government-- of, by and for the people—where the rule of law reigned…and applied to everyone…equally. It would have a thriving free-market economy where people were free to pursue their dreams and success wasn’t punished. The concept of Natural Law would be the city’s foundation and sine qua non.
  This Sanctuary City On A Hill would be a place in which both the founders and Martin Luther King, Jr. would be proud to live.
  If such a sanctuary city ever came into being, those of us in the most persecuted of today’s minority groups could rise up, extend our hands and say: ”Free at last, free at last…thank God A’mighty, we’re free (again) at last!”